Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Luis Suarez - Improvement in numbers | 11/12 - 12/13 comparison

Attracting huge attention from the media, Luis Suarez isn't just an ordinary English Premier League player. Whether it’s a racial row with Patrice Evra, a handball against Mansfield, that brought brave non-league team’s FA Cup dream to an end, or the diving admission made recently by the Uruguayan himself, his name is sure to hit the headlines and spark controversy. Liverpool supporters simply love him, whilst the rest of English football have quite the opposite feeling towards Suarez, one thing …
Liverpool 1 Newcastle 1 | Match & Stats Report

Liverpool 1 Newcastle 1 | Match & Stats Report

Sunday’s tie between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield will have Brendan Rodgers frustrated once again with his side’s inability to convert imposing possession play into goals. With Liverpool once again profligate in front of goal despite their 65% possession, and Newcastle failing to create consistent chances, it took moments of individual brilliance from Yohan Cabaye and Luis Suarez to end the game at 1-1. Liverpool were unchanged from their match last weekend against Everton, employing a 4-3-3 with Suarez as their …
Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Several teams this season have been lauded for playing with fluidity and creativity. Take Everton or Tottenham, for example. Perennially pragmatic Everton have enjoyed plaudits from every direction this season for their style of play, while Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham side are finally beginning to look to observers like a team of genuine quality once more. One team who have arguably not received the praise they deserve this season, though, is West Bromwich Albion. Sitting sixth in the league with 14 …
Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Both the Azzurri and Croatia came into this game unchanged and in full confidence after their recent performances against Spain and the Republic of Ireland. Italy’s first half performance was comfortable - with the midfield trio of Pirlo, Marchisio and Thiago Motta running the show and the front line of Balotelli - Cassano were provided with constant ammunition. It was Andrea Pirlo who broke the deadlock with a trademark placed free kick from 25 yards out. Incredibly, Pirlo became the …
Man City: Away day Blues | Opta Stats Analysis

Man City: Away day Blues | Opta Stats Analysis

In falling to a 1-0 defeat against Swansea at The Liberty Stadium last Sunday Manchester City – courtesy of cross-city rivals United’s win against West Brom – fell to second place in the Premier League table after a lengthy run in first place. In many ways it may have been some time coming. Despite maintaining a record 100% home record this season – a record-breaking 14 games (19 all told stretching back to 2010/11) – City have struggled of late …
Has Kenny got the attack wrong? | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

Has Kenny got the attack wrong? | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

A lot has been made of Liverpool FC's attacking play this season. They've created chance upon chance and as we all know they're finishing has been appalling. However how much of a change is it from last season? Were Liverpool as attacking? Did they take as many shots on goal? We'll look at all that in this article and have a projection to what the end of season stats will look like if Liverpool continued to perform at the level …
Liverpool | All About Shooting | Opta Stats & Graphical Review

Liverpool | All About Shooting | Opta Stats & Graphical Review

Much has been made this season about our lack of goals and our poor conversion rate. In fact, we have been consistently in the bottom three all season when it comes to conversion rates, hovering in and around the 10% mark. This week however, we’ve reached a new low and are now bottom of that table with only an 8.5% conversion rate. When you consider our rivals for the Champion’s League places, Arsenal (15%), Chelsea (13%) and Newcastle (16% - …
Modric and Silva | Mercurial Midfielders

Modric and Silva | Mercurial Midfielders

When Daniel Levy stood firm and said in no uncertain terms that Luka Modric would not be sold to Chelsea, a lot was made of how he would perform for Tottenham. Would a want away player give his all for a club that he seemed so desperately to want to leave? Thankfully, the mercurial Modric knuckled down and let his football do the talking. He has been central to the attacking flair that Tottenham have demonstrated this season and he …
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