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 …
Premier League's Top 5 Scorers, Creators, Passers & Tacklers so far!

Premier League's Top 5 Scorers, Creators, Passers & Tacklers so far!

As a preview to the Premier League's return this weekend we're going to be using our Opta Stats Centre to bring you the Top 5 Tacklers, Passers, Creators and scorers! Top Tacklers Mark Noble tops with the most attempted tackles however it is Mousa Dembele that has won the highest amount in the Top 5 with 85.71%. Dembele further impresses with the fact that he's attempted the most Duels and Aerial Duels from the Top 5 tacklers. His ground duel win …
Goals Analysis: Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0

Goals Analysis: Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0

A goal from substitute Sergio Agüero came in between two thumping free kicks as Manchester City recorded their first clean sheet of the season in a comfortable 3-0 win over Sunderland. Kolarov Goal (1-0) After 5 minutes Manchester City took the lead thanks to a brilliant Kolarov free kick. The free kick came from a crude challenge from Cuellar on Carlos Tevez after Manchester City had counter attacked with unstoppable pace. Adam Johnson had isolated Aleksandar Kolarov and tried to cut …
The Mercurial Luka Modric | Rival Play-Makers Compared Statistically

The Mercurial Luka Modric | Rival Play-Makers Compared Statistically

With Luka Modric seeming set to leave Tottenham in search of Champions League glory with Real Madrid, there has been plenty of discussion amongst Tottenham fans as to how important a player he is. I have been surprised to see that there are some people that seem to think that Modric is easily replaceable. He is a player that has divided opinion but I for one think he is one of the best players that I have seen pull on …
Spain 1 - 1 Italy | Statistical look at Spain's passing game.

Spain 1 - 1 Italy | Statistical look at Spain's passing game.

If you haven't read the review of Italy's game, you should do it here.  «The kings of two footballing philosophies locked horns in the opening Group C game of Euro 2012: Catenaccio and Tiki-Taka; Italy and Spain.» According to Opta, this was the first time Spain started without a typical striker. They actually came out in a 4-6-0, with Fabregas as their front man, but he was not a striker. How I saw their line-up: As you can see from the picture above; it …
Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal vs Man City | Tactical & Opta Statistical Preview

Arsenal face their toughest challenge in the race for a Champion's League spot on Sunday when Manchester City arrive at the Emirates. In the past 5 games, Man City have only picked up 5 points from their last 5 games and are falling further and further behind the relentless United. Arsenal experienced what is hopefully a blip in their recent form last week against QPR with complacency kicking in, but as all Gunners fans know Arsenal have the propensity to …
Are our best imports getting tired? Silva, Suarez, Ba, Aguero & Mata compared

Are our best imports getting tired? Silva, Suarez, Ba, Aguero & Mata compared

“I think the rigours of the Premier League are starting to catch up with him. He’s looking pretty tired to me!” Those were the arguable words of Mr Alan Shearer on the BBC's Match Of the Day show about Manchester City’s David Silva and they got me thinking… When I think of some of the top players that were brought to the Premier League this season, I struggle to come across one in my mind that has been impressively consistent all campaign. …
Landon Donovan | Play-maker Stats Compared

Landon Donovan | Play-maker Stats Compared

[caption id="attachment_9266" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Donovan has made a big impact for Everton so far this season"][/caption] There's no doubt that Landon Donovan has made a huge impact for Everton in his 5 games since starting his loan. His 2 assists have been pivotal in Everton's recent results. But how does he compare to some of the EPL's best playmakers? Do his numbers stand up to the likes of Manchester City's David Silva, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, Tottenham's Luka Modric and Manchester …
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