Swansea 1 – 2 Tottenham | Tactical Review

Swansea 1 – 2 Tottenham | Tactical Review

After consecutive defeats to Liverpool and Fulham, Tottenham’s grip on fourth place was loosening. With Arsenal only four points behind having played a game less, a good result was vital for the North Londoners. Swansea, however, had little to play for. A place in the Europa League has already been confirmed thanks to their League Cup victory, and they are well clear of the relegation zone. With this in mind, Villas-Boas’ side went into the game as strong favourites. Spurs …
Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Are Referees biased towards the Home Team? | EPL Stats Analysis

Research has been conducted looking into whether referee's are biased towards certain teams or individuals. Manchester United tend to have a reputation from rival supporters for 'Fergie time', gaining more penalties than other teams at home, especially with Howard Webb. Marouane Fellaini even stated that referee's were biased towards English players following his head butt on Ryan Shawcross. For this article I am going to focus on comparisons between home and away games in relation to the number of fouls …
 Who's the Right fullback? Glen Johnson Vs Kyle Walker Stats Comparison

Who's the Right fullback? Glen Johnson Vs Kyle Walker Stats Comparison

Jermain Defoe - Has he progressed under AVB? | Stats Analysis

Jermain Defoe - Has he progressed under AVB? | Stats Analysis

Jermain Defoe has silenced his critics since the start of the season, with the striker firing nine goals into the net, keeping him near the top of the Golden Boot leader-board. But despite playing regular football under Andre Villas-Boas, has the Englishman actually improved his form under the Portuguese manager? Comparing last season to his season so far, I will question if Defoe has actually improved under AVB, or if his continuous game time has created a false facade of …
Long Ball in the Premier League (With no mention of Madrid or Barca) | Stats

Long Ball in the Premier League (With no mention of Madrid or Barca) | Stats

Earlier this week, Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail wrote an article that was errrr a little lacking in context, to say the least. The article looked at statistics that Ashton believed would show that West Ham weren’t a long ball team, as they only used on average the same amount of long balls as Barcelona and Real Madrid use, which technically may be correct, but what it doesn’t tell us is how our beloved Hammers pass the ball much, much less …
The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

Totalling just two points from the opening three games of the season (with both points earned in disappointing home draws), the press seemed all too willing to put Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villa Boas under increasing scrutiny. Fleet Street favourite Harry Redknapp had been given the boot and replaced by AVB, and the press couldn’t wait for the Portuguese to fail. After the international break Spurs came back (much as they did last season) to go on a winning run, …
Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Scott Parker or Sandro? A statistical comparison

Not since Harry Redknapp signed Wilson Palacios in January of 2009 have Spurs had a tough tackling midfielder to compliment the creativity and flair in their midfield ranks. That was the case until Redknapp persuaded Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to part with £5 million for West Ham United and England’s Scott Parker. Parker’s arrival late in the summer transfer window of 2011 coincided with a turnaround in Tottenham’s fortune following an embarrassing opening pair of defeats at the hands of …
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