Newcastle Vs Wigan | Premier League Match Preview

Newcastle Vs Wigan | Premier League Match Preview

Newcastle United | A creativity comparison with Premier League rivals

Newcastle United | A creativity comparison with Premier League rivals

I think we can all admit that Newcastle haven’t exactly set the league alight this season! Following on from the successes of last season and attempting to show further progress was always going to be a tough ask. But, few would have predicted that the Magpies would have given us such lacklustre and unimaginative displays in their first 12 games in the Barclay's Premier League – none more so than the last two defeats at home (the last time that happened was …
Which Teams Take Advantage Of The Counter Attack The Most? | Stats Analysis

Which Teams Take Advantage Of The Counter Attack The Most? | Stats Analysis

To be able to hit the opposition on the counter attack when you are being penned back is an important skill to have as a team in the Premier League. If a team can go up the other end at pace and get a shot on goal it is very hard for the opposition to defend against. Therefore, this article looks at how many shots and goals each Premier League team has had from counter attacks so far this season, …
Has Your Team Improved This Season? | Points and Goals Analysis

Has Your Team Improved This Season? | Points and Goals Analysis

This article looks at how well all of the Premier League teams (apart from the promoted sides) have done so far this season by looking at how many points they have taken, how many goals they have scored, and how many goals they have conceded, compared to the corresponding fixtures from last season. For example, Tottenham beat Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford this season but lost 3-0 in the same fixture last season. Therefore, Tottenham have taken 3 more …
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 …
EPL Form Guide Analysis | Chelsea, Spurs Impress & Curious Case of LFC

EPL Form Guide Analysis | Chelsea, Spurs Impress & Curious Case of LFC

With seven games gone in the 2012/13 Premier League we thought we'd analyse the current form guide to see which teams are in winning streaks and losing streaks. We'll also look at the minor differences in the Form Guide and Premier League table and you'd not expect many with only seven games played. Win Streaks After a start that threatened to continue his Chelsea woes, Andre Villas Boas has turned it around at White Hart Lane. After picking up just …
Victor Moses or Matt Jarvis? Which is better value? | Stats

Victor Moses or Matt Jarvis? Which is better value? | Stats

Over the last day both Matt Jarvis and Victor Moses have had transfers agreed for them by their respective clubs Wolves and Wigan. The projected deals are worth £10.75m and £9m which raised a few eyebrows, especially on Twitter yesterday with everyone saying that West Ham would be paying over the top for Jarvis with Moses going at £9m. Immediately I thought I'd do a very brief comparison of the two players and raise the question - are they really …
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Who are the "dirtiest" players & teams in the EPL? Stats Comparison

Last week we looked at which players were "fouled" the most in the Premier League according to the Opta Stats from our EPLIndex Stats Centre so today we thought we'd do a quick review of the "dirtiest" players in the Premier League, i.e. those players that concede the most fouls. Firstly let's have a look at which teams concede the most fouls. From common perception you'd expect Stoke to be up there for this one however they are ranked in …
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