Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea put an end to Liverpool's 11 game unbeaten run in a massively anticipated potential title decider. The pretext to the contest was what some referred to as a psychological masterclass from Jose Mourinho. It appeared that he had provided the greatest platform possible for a Chelsea defeat, knowing full well that he would not allow defeat to happen. From the absence of crucial players, the declaration that the 'reserves' would be played to save fire power for Atletico, Mourinho's …
Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke and Liverpool played out an incredible thriller, full of goals, end to end action and some controversial decisions. After being 2-0 up, Liverpool failed to kill the intensity and fire of the game - eventually turning it into a scoring contest and having to out-fire Stoke in order to get a rare win at the Britannia. Stoke Mark Hughes used Charlie Adam as an unorthodox number 10 against his old club, and he actually played higher up the field …
Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Manuel Pellegrini put out a strong side, with Sergio Aguero as the only notable absence - they were fortunate to have Pablo Zabaleta fit to start at right back, while Demichelis was dropped to see Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott start at centre-back. It was a 4-2-3-1 with Silva in the number 10 role, which provided an extra creative body as opposed to two strikers. Brendan Rodgers lined Liverpool up as expected, unchanged apart from the return of Aly Cissokho …
Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa faced their third fixture in a week against top 7 opposition, after an emphatic victory over Arsenal and a narrow defeat to Chelsea. With the side looking a much greater proposition than last season, Villa will have gone into the game hopeful of achieving a rare home win over Liverpool, and lined up with the same starting XI as last week apart from Leandro Bacuna coming into central midfield to replace Karim El Ahmadi. Ashley Westwood sat deepest …
Ramsey's almost got it all | A Stats Comparison with Fabregas indicates a key weakness

Ramsey's almost got it all | A Stats Comparison with Fabregas indicates a key weakness

Like most Arsenal fans, I was amazed by the impressive return to form of Aaron 'Rambo' Ramsey last season. After the horrifying injury he sustained at the Britannia Stadium, fans believed that another bright career had ended on a very ugly note. To the surprise of many, Ramsey made a quick recovery and was back on the pitch within 9 months. The season that followed wasn't a very bright one and it looked like he was headed down the same …
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 …
Tottenham 2 Chelsea 4: Stats & Tactical Match Analysis

Tottenham 2 Chelsea 4: Stats & Tactical Match Analysis

Chelsea remain unbeaten in the league this season and before this game Tottenham were undefeated in all competitions since September 1st. With the subtext surrounding Andre Villas Boas' first game against his former club and club captain John Terry said to start his ban for racial abuse, the game was set to be a spectacle both on and off the pitch - and it certainly provided on the pitch. The Line Ups Chelsea lined up largely as was expected of …
Liverpool – misfiring their way out of top 4?

Liverpool – misfiring their way out of top 4?

Having dropped points in several games where they have created far more chances than the opposition, Liverpool’s lack of efficiency in front of goal have been a central point of discussion among supporters this week. Dan Kennett recently wrote an article for The Tomkins Times, exploring Liverpool’s ability to convert clear cut chances to goals, compared to the rest of the league. We recommend you read the article by clicking here: http://tomkinstimes.com/2011/10/waste-not-want-not/ In his article, Kennett illustrates how Liverpool is …