Chelsea 2 Swansea 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Swansea 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

With Spurs having drawn and Arsenal about to face Man Utd, Chelsea were in an ideal position to secure a positive result, return to third place and add further pressure to their two rivals as they battle to finish in the top four. There was also the small matter of Chelsea having faced Swansea on three separate occasions this season and failed to win any of them. The revenge duly arrived but the collection of three points would have been …
Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 | In-depth Tactical Analysis

Two the Premier League's possession orientated teams met at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and produced a game with some fine passing but very little in the way of clear chances until the latter stages of the game. Having secured an essential three points however, I doubt Arsene Wenger will be complaining. Line Ups Laudrup made two changes to his starting line up. Both Moore and Routledge were substitutes and replaced by Dyre and Pablo. Without a striker in the …
Liverpool V Swansea | Statistical Preview & Tactical Pointers

Liverpool V Swansea | Statistical Preview & Tactical Pointers

Overrated or underrated?: Steven Taylor | Stats Analysis

Overrated or underrated?: Steven Taylor | Stats Analysis

The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

Since both the Spanish national team and Barcelona have dominated the world with attacking, possession-based football, such philosophy has become increasingly popular. Some Premier League teams are already trying to implement tiki-taka, hoping it will make them successful. It makes accurate midfield passers much more valuable, as they are fundamental to ball-circulation. Winning the battle in the middle of the park usually means gaining control of the game. That's why so many managers are looking for their own Xavi. But …
Defensive Error Prone Players in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

Defensive Error Prone Players in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

Whilst watching games we usually erupt at the sight of one of our defenders or midfielders giving the ball away which ultimately leads to conceding an attempt at goal or a goal itself. This can lead to broken Televisions, remotes flying (maybe even some head injury compensation) sometimes even a broken foot - it totally depends on your tolerance! Well you may just get a little more upset if you see one of your team's players on the Top 20 list! …
Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Sir Alex Ferguson will be arriving at The Liberty Stadium knowing that a tough 90 minutes lies ahead. Both teams possess free flowing passing abilities, with United boasting the highest pass success rate in the league – 87.4% and Swansea in third with 86.3%. Swansea have entered a slight sticky patch, losing their last 2 games, but before that they were in fine form, unbeaten in 4.  They will take comfort from the fact they are 5 points better off …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea City | Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea City | Match Preview

The Swans travel to White Hart Lane this weekend after securing their first cup semi-final in 48 years on Wednesday night. The Welsh side have been playing some great football of late beating Arsenal and high flying West Brom in recent weeks, last week’s loss to Norwich was their first defeat in eight games. Meanwhile Spurs will be desperate to record back to back home wins and move back up into the top four after slipping to fifth after agonisingly …
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