Is Nemanja Matic the Premier League's Best Holding Midfielder?

Is Nemanja Matic the Premier League's Best Holding Midfielder?

The international break is upon us and so we have no more Premier League football to look forward to for another week. At just under three months in duration so far, the Premier League campaign is still in its early stage but even now we can see that Chelsea are going to be the team to beat this season. Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have been winning all the plaudits so far but it is fair to say, in my …
Steven Gerrard: The Adaptable Man - 2013/14 Stats

Steven Gerrard: The Adaptable Man - 2013/14 Stats

This 2013/2014 EPL season was a brilliantly overachieved and unforgettable one for Liverpool FC and their fans due to the climb they made from the 7th place last season to 2nd place this season including the automatic qualification into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. There were many factors that contributed to Liverpool's turnaround this season, like that of the domination of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge - also known as 'The SAS' - young talents like Raheem …
Steven Gerrard Vs Manchester United | Player Performance Analysis

Steven Gerrard Vs Manchester United | Player Performance Analysis

The captain, the heart, the soul, the engine. Call him what you like, Steven Gerrard IS Liverpool Football Club. Born and raised in Merseyside, the scouser wears his heart on his sleeve and once again produced an outstanding display against bitter rivals, Manchester United. Not only because of his two quality penalties, but because of his overall work rate and determination to get one over on United at Old Trafford, and keep his own and his team’s title hope alive. …
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in 2013/14 | A Statistical Comparison

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in 2013/14 | A Statistical Comparison

There has been considerable talk about the 35-year old Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea at the end of the current season as part of the Jose Mourinho house-cleaning that might also include John Terry and Ashley Cole. In fact, rumours of Lampard joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS have been spread over the past two seasons. Furthermore, the recent run of injuries Steven Gerrard has been accumulating over three of the past four seasons serves as a nagging reminder …
Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Gerrard: Still a Top, Top Player? | Stats Comparison

Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly one of the very best players in Liverpool's history - he's been a true inspiration to the Reds' supporters and a role model for youngsters all over the country for more than a decade. However, the performances he's given so far this season are very confusing for the Anfield faithful. He's been accused of being one of the reasons why Liverpool couldn't control their games as well as they'd like to, and then came the WBA …
Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool have made an impressive start to the Premier League this season, made all the more impressive when compared to last season where they only won two of their first 11 games. Fast forward to the same stage this year and the Reds have won seven and lost only two. Liverpool’s form improved significantly in the second half of last season and this has continued into the current campaign. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been in great form, injuries …
Player Performance Analysis | Steven Gerrard vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Steven Gerrard vs Fulham

Earlier this week, Luis Suarez was hailed by Steven Gerrard as the best he has ever played with, and this weekend at Fulham the evidence was clearly there. Suarez played phenomenal, but surely Gerrard is the best player that Suarez has ever played with right? After last week’s below par performance, some football fans have questioned if Gerrard is past his time and whether he should think about hanging up his boots, but this weekend Gerrard showed why this should …
Gerrard Requires Shoulder Surgery | Gerrard stats

Gerrard Requires Shoulder Surgery | Gerrard stats

[caption id="attachment_31159" align="alignright" width="300"] Gerrard's creativity stats in the last three months[/caption] Steven Gerrard will miss the upcoming England qualifiers and possibly some of Liverpool’s pre-season after it was announced by the club that the team captain could require shoulder surgery. In an interview with the club’s official website today, first team coach Mike Marsh said, “It's looking more and more likely that he might require surgery.” Gerrard has been ever present for the Reds this season, playing every minute …
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