Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

Which Team Relies The Most On Their Strikers? | Stats Comparison

With the 2012/2013 Premier League season kicking off in a matter of days and teams desperately searching for that striker who scores 20+ goals a season, we look at just what percentage of each teams goals are scored by their strikers. We have looked at what percentage of each teams overall goals were scored by their strikers last season and what percentage of their goals have been scored by their strikers in the last four seasons.  The headings in each …
Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

Points & Goals analysis | Does Sacking Your Manager Improve Results?

It is a common belief with Premier League owners that sacking your manager will improve their clubs results, but is this really that case? We look at whether teams sacking their manager has a short-term or a long-term impact on their side and whether it was better off sticking with the manager they had in the first place. We have looked at all the managers that have been sacked by Premier League clubs in the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons. Short …
How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

How Does Your Team Compare To Last Season Part 2 | Opta Stats Comparison

After comparing Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool in Part One (http://www.eplindex.com/14318/how-does-your-team-compare-last-season-opta-stats.html) we will now look at how Everton, Fulham, West Brom, Sunderland and Stoke have compared to last season via their Opta Stats. Everton Everton have conceded 0.10 fewer goals per game this season and kept 3 more clean sheets. They have also improved their passing accuracy by 1.24%. However, it has also taken Everton 1.10 minutes longer to create a chance this season and …
Norwich City | Mid Season comparison to rivals

Norwich City | Mid Season comparison to rivals

Whenever I discuss Norwich City's current league position I can guarantee someone will remark "ah, but remember Blackpool last season?"  By coincidence Blackpool also played West Brom away this weekend in the 2010-2011 season but came away 3-2 losers whereas Norwich City this weekend came away with an excellent 2-1 win.   We are only just over half way through the season and we have a very long way to go yet.  Comparing us with Blackpool last season after 21 …
Stoke | Same as last year, please?

Stoke | Same as last year, please?

20/11/2010 – Hawthorns, West Bromwich West Bromwich Albion 0 – Stoke City 3 Line Ups: WBA – Carson; Jara, Ibanez, Cech, Tamas; Mulumbu, Barnes, Scharner, Morrison, Thomas; Odemwingie. Subs – Cox for Morrison, Tchoyi for Barnes, Dorrans for Mulumbu. Stoke – Begovic; Shawcross, Wilkinson, Huth, Collins; Whitehead, Delap, Pennant, Etherington (Goal); Jones, Fuller. Subs – Tuncay for Pennant, Walters (Goal x 2) for Etherington, Wilson for Fuller. In a game where Stoke only managed 34.6% of possession – a stat …
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