Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Rafael Benitez made four changes to his starting XI for this match, compared to the Europa League game against Steaua on Thursday. Terry was replaced by Cahill with Lampard starting instead of Mikel, pushing Ramires in the deep-lying position as the covering midfielder. On the flanks Moses replaced Oscar but surprisingly he started on the left with Hazard on the right. Up front Ba started. But if we are to compare the starting XI here with the team selected in …
West Ham 2 Liverpool 3 | Tactical Analysis & Player Stats Report

West Ham 2 Liverpool 3 | Tactical Analysis & Player Stats Report

Liverpool and West Ham played out a hotly contested match at Upton Park. Liverpool just edged the encounter with two goals from former West Ham players (a Glen Johnson screamer & good finish from Joe Cole) and one own goal by James Collins. Despite the close margin, Liverpool created triple the scoring chances of West Ham with 12 to The Hammers’ 4. Their possession play resulted in a strong 61% share of the ball. West Ham ceded possession control and …
Long Ball Analysis in the Premier League - Part 2 | Stats Analysis

Long Ball Analysis in the Premier League - Part 2 | Stats Analysis

The first part of this article was published after 6 games had been played in the Premier League - you can click here on the article titled: Long Ball in the Premier League (with no mention of Madrid or Barca) - part 2 is below. Long Ball Analysis Sorry, my bad. I just couldn’t resist. I’ve jumped the gun and I apologise. Instead of my promised once-every-six-games look at long ball statistics, after the best start to a season in West …
QPR vs West Ham: Tactical Analysis

QPR vs West Ham: Tactical Analysis

West Ham secure their first away league win of the season with a hard fought 2-1 victory over QPR at Loftus Road . The defeat sees QPR remain bottom on the division on goal difference with just 2 points from 6 games thus far. The result was earned by through a combination of West Ham's hard work and domination of the first half aided by Mark Hughes somewhat surprising starting line up which never quite worked. Line Ups Mark Hughes …
West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

This was a highly entertaining game, particularly the second half, undoubtedly aided by the sharp contrast in styles between West Ham and Arsenal. Setting aside the fact this was the 6th of 30 London derbies that will be played in the Premiership this season, there were a number of other issues circulating. A home victory would leave West Ham with their best Premiership start after 7 games whilst Arsenal, despite positive comments in the media, had actually experienced their third worst …
Carroll Joins West Ham on Loan | Stats Analysis

Carroll Joins West Ham on Loan | Stats Analysis

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 …
Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame was born on the 14th June 1987, making him 25 now. He was born in Creteil in France, but he plays for the Senegalese national team. He moved to Wigan in August 2009 for a fee of £3.36million. He stayed at Wigan for 3 years before moving on to West Ham United on a free transfer. In his three-year spell at Wigan, Diame was known for his defensive work and took on the role of defensive midfielder for …
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