Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

A 3rd goal in as many Premier League games from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal to their 4th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 2nd consecutive victory in the Premier League. The 1 - 0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also Arsenal's 101st Derby win. But it wasn't a cake-walk for them as the team had to toil and toil hard until the dying moments. Credit must be given to Tottenham for putting up a fight, albeit …
Norwich City | Their Ultimate Team | Defence via Opta Stats

Norwich City | Their Ultimate Team | Defence via Opta Stats

A few weeks ago I read an article by Stephen McCarthy on EPL Index which aimed to use statistics to identify the strongest team in the Premier League. Using the same approach, with a couple of minor tweaks, I have attempted to carry out the same analysis of Norwich City's defence. It's especially interesting because a number of Norwich defenders are out of contract at the end of the season. Perhaps the results would indicate the players worthy of being offered …
Liverpool V Bolton | Preview

Liverpool V Bolton | Preview

Liverpool take on Bolton, in the late kick-off, on Saturday with Reds fans hoping for another three points.  In previous years Liverpool have struggled against so called 'lesser opposition' at home, most memorably in the 2008-09 season, where it could be argued that the seven draws at home cost Liverpool their first league title in 19 years (see below). Those draws came against Stoke (0-0), Fulham (0-0), West Ham (0-0), Hull City (2-2), Everton (1-1), Man City (1-1) and Arsenal …