Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Wednesday night will see a dress rehearsal of the Capital One Cup Final take place at The Etihad Stadium as Manchester City welcome Sunderland. Both teams are coming off the back of poor results on the weekend, with Sunderland losing 2-0 at home to Hull City and Manchester City failing to score for the second consecutive game, resulting in a 0-0 away draw at Norwich City. Manchester City will be aiming to get back to winning ways at The Etihad …
Most Creative Players So Far: Silva, Ozil, Suarez or Eriksen? | Stats Comparison

Most Creative Players So Far: Silva, Ozil, Suarez or Eriksen? | Stats Comparison

As we approach round twelve of the Premier League this weekend we thought that it would be good to analyse the Premier League's top creators and really find out which players are the most dangerous creative threats to Premier League defences. In this article we will be looking at a few different angles of creativity: Total, Frequency, Open-play frequency, Set-play frequency, Clear-cut frequency, Total Passes per Chance created and Accurate Passes per chance created. Will we find out which players …
Player Performance Analysis | David Silva vs Norwich

Player Performance Analysis | David Silva vs Norwich

This weekend we saw a Norwich side demolished by a magnificent Man City. Although every player in a blue shirt played superbly, there was a certain Spanish magician who was one of the stars of the show: Mr David Silva. Not only has Silva been in fine form since the start of the season, he has always been regarded as one of the league and the world’s best attacking midfielders, creating the most chances in the domestic league from open …
Goal Involvement Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Lukaku, Aguero and Remy

Goal Involvement Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Lukaku, Aguero and Remy

There have been some interesting statistics on Twitter of late about “Goals Involved” in. This is when you divide the minutes played by the total goals and assists of a player to show how often they've been involved in a goal for their respective side.  As you can see Luis Suarez has been in blistering form since returning from his ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. The debates have begun again about whether Luis Suarez is the best player in the …
Manchester City 2 Chelsea 0 | In-depth Match Stats - Silva Vs Mata

Manchester City 2 Chelsea 0 | In-depth Match Stats - Silva Vs Mata

  David Silva inspired Manchester City to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea. The Spaniard created nine chances which included two assists as Manchester City cut the gap back to twelve points. Both sides were seemingly playing for second spot in the Premier League but it seems Manchester City will fight until to the end to get as close as possible to their rivals at Old Trafford. Chelsea had a chance to take the lead at The Etihad when Joe Hart …
Mata V Silva V Cazorla | Creative Spaniards Stats Analysis

Mata V Silva V Cazorla | Creative Spaniards Stats Analysis

Earlier in the season we tried to compare the three very similar Spaniards that grace the Premier League with their creativity and flair - Juan Mata, David Silva & Santi Cazorla. Unfortunately it was too early in the season for any comparison to be fair. The three of them have played over 1800 minutes now (equivalent of 20 games) so we should be able to see where these players are similar or compare their performances in the 2012/13 season. Mata …
Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

Top Passers, Creators, Tacklers & Scorers in the Premier League So Far

With twenty-three matches played by all twenty clubs we thought we'd check our Stats Centre's Top Stats area and share some of the stats from it. We usually give Top Scorers lists but these can be found anywhere - instead today the first image below will show you the best mins per goal value for players that have played at least 450 minutes in the Premier League. No surprises that Javier Hernandez is top of the list, impressively, averaging a …
Premier League's Creative Spaniards | Mata Vs Cazorla Vs Silva Stats

Premier League's Creative Spaniards | Mata Vs Cazorla Vs Silva Stats

Comparing Mata Vs Silva Vs Cazorla When talking about creative players for last season Juan Mata and David Silva were the names on the tip of everyone's tongue! Looking at the Creativity view from our Opta Stats Centre (below - subscribe for access today!) you can see that there were only two players that created over 100 chances in the league last season. The performances last season from both Mata and Silva were truly outstanding and they may not be …