Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Welcome to this week's Player of the Week feature on EPLIndex.com where we choose a man of the match from each of the games played. This week it's Match Day 11 in the Premier League. To view a match of your choice please scroll to the bottom and choose the game by clicking on the Quick Links, alternatively you can click on the page numbers at the bottom of the page! We'll start with Everton's excellent performance Vs Sunderland! Everton …
Why Tom Huddlestone is 3rd choice in AVB's line-up | Stats Comparison

Why Tom Huddlestone is 3rd choice in AVB's line-up | Stats Comparison

Tom Huddlestone is set to spend a large amount of the season on the sidelines as Scott Parker, Moussa Dembele and Sandro all continue their rehabilitation processes on following a range of different injuries. The Englishman has been used by Andre Villas-Boas as a holding midfielder in the past three games in place for the injured Dembele, who is set to return for the game against Arsenal on the 17th of November. However, there may still be concern for Tottenham …
Premier League Players of the week for Match Day 9 | Player Stats

Premier League Players of the week for Match Day 9 | Player Stats

Welcome to EPLIndex's weekly article for players of the week. Each week we will be looking at every match in the Premier League and picking a Man of the Match from each of the games. You can use the quick links below to navigate through the matches of your choice. We're going to start with Arsenal's win over QPR. Arsenal 1 QPR 0 This was a high tempo London derby as QPR came to Emirates looking for their first win …
The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

Totalling just two points from the opening three games of the season (with both points earned in disappointing home draws), the press seemed all too willing to put Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villa Boas under increasing scrutiny. Fleet Street favourite Harry Redknapp had been given the boot and replaced by AVB, and the press couldn’t wait for the Portuguese to fail. After the international break Spurs came back (much as they did last season) to go on a winning run, …
Reading 1 Spurs 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Reading 1 Spurs 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Spurs secured their first league win of the season under Andre Villas-Boas (AVB) with as comprehensive a 3-1 victory as you are likely to witness in the Premiership this season. The final score line arguably flattered a Reading side who failed to show any sense of urgency during a flat first half and allowed Spurs to take charge of proceedings. With just one away win in their last 11 league games and rumours circulating around AVB being handed a set …
Moussa Dembele - More than a Modric Replacement? | Stats Analysis

Moussa Dembele - More than a Modric Replacement? | Stats Analysis

With the long awaited transfer of Luka Modric to Real Madrid finally completed last weekend, all eyes turned to who his replacement would be at Spurs. Having witnessed the first two games of the new season it is evident that we were missing the ability of Modric to keep the ball and create from deep. When we were after controlled possession having taken the lead against West Brom, we were crying out for the little magician who was en-route to …
Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Not since Harry Redknapp signed Wilson Palacios in January of 2009 have Spurs had a tough tackling midfielder to compliment the creativity and flair in their midfield ranks. That was the case until Redknapp persuaded Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to part with £5 million for West Ham United and England’s Scott Parker. Parker’s arrival late in the summer transfer window of 2011 coincided with a turnaround in Tottenham’s fortune following an embarrassing opening pair of defeats at the hands of …
Premier League Midfield Enforcers | Statistical Comparison

Premier League Midfield Enforcers | Statistical Comparison

The holding midfielder has become a prominent role in the majority of sides in the Premier League. In our opinion the lack of a "midfield enforcer", effectively, cost Manchester United the title last season. I've heard a lot of Manchester United supporters bemoan the lack of strength (in terms of power not finesse) centrally in their midfield. What we're analysing here is the amount of tackles placed by these defensive midfielders and the amount they win to break up the …
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