Liverpool 2-0 Hull City | Post-Match Stats and Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2-0 Hull City | Post-Match Stats and Tactical Analysis

Liverpool moved back into the top four with another routine home win, making it 7 home wins in a row. Hull were exceeding expectations sitting at 10th in the league table, and came to Anfield with nothing to lose having beaten the Reds 3-1 at home a month earlier. Hull City Steve Bruce kept a similar team to the one that faced the Reds in December, going with a 3-5-1-1 (a good counter-attacking system which helped Aston Villa to a …
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Liverpool 5 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool produced a rare victory at White Hart Lane - their first since 2008 - and they did it in style with a 5-0 demolition. With Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge out injured for the next month, the question aimed at Brendan Rodgers before the game was ' will Liverpool cope?', not just with Spurs, but also the upcoming away fixtures at Man City and Chelsea. Pressure was already mounting on Andre Villas-Boas, with a number of high profile signings …
Hull City 3 Liverpool 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Hull City 3 Liverpool 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Hull City continued to prove a difficult team to beat at the KC stadium, with a resolute and fearless performance against Liverpool which saw them run out deserved 3-1 winners. An early deflected long range effort from Jake Livermore looped over Simon Mignolet, while Steven Gerrard's perfect free-kick spared some half-time blushes for the Reds. This was not enough to scare Liverpool into a reaction, and the second half saw a well-taken finish from David Meyler and an own goal …
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 …
Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Giroud Vs RVP 08/09: Do Arsenal Already Have a Top Striker? Stats & Tactics

Having enjoyed two fruitful pre-season outings for Arsenal already, Olivier Giroud will be hoping to secure his place in the starting line up for the beginning of the season as Arsenal attempt to replace the gaping hole left by the departure of Robin Van Persie last summer. Last season proved to be a difficult one for him, frustrating the crowd by giving the ball away cheaply, and also experiencing a barren spell of over 5 hours without a goal and finished with …
Wilshere v Cleverley v Henderson | Stats Comparison

Wilshere v Cleverley v Henderson | Stats Comparison

There are three young English players who have been tipped by elements of their respective fan bases to be the future of their clubs. For Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, this statement is perhaps more likely to prove true than it is for Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley or Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. All three play in similar positions, so looking at last season, who had the biggest impact on their team? [caption id="attachment_34726" align="alignright" width="182"] Wilshere's passing stats[/caption] Last season saw Wilshere return …
Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Martin Skrtel: A Route Back into the Side? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Ten months ago Martin Skrtel had just won Liverpool’s player of the season award for 2011/12, looked a prominent leader in the team, and seemed to be at the peak of his powers when he sent a bullet of a header past Joe Hart  mercilessly at Anfield. However he went on to experience a rough second half to the 2012/13 season, being dropped after the FA Cup defeat to Oldham and only going on to play another 205 minutes (compared …
Modric Vs Mata | Professional Performance as Spurs go Back to Basics

Modric Vs Mata | Professional Performance as Spurs go Back to Basics

After a disappointing draw at home to Stoke, It was important that Tottenham did not lose at Stamford Bridge Saturday lunchtime. Chelsea were in need of a win if they were to close the gap on Tottenham in the battle for Champions League football. How Redknapp set out his team was going to be highly important in determining how this game went. He has been criticised in recent weeks for playing players out of position – most notably switching Bale …
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