Man City v Arsenal 13-14| What did the fans think?

Man City v Arsenal 13-14| What did the fans think?

The big matchup of this weekend sees Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City taking on Arsenal at the Etihad. This match was played last season in mid-December 2013 and ended in humiliation for Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger, as his team were comprehensively outclassed and beaten 6-3 by a rampant City side. Arsenal stayed top of the table, but this win moved City within three points of the leaders, simultaneously sending out an ominous message to their title challengers. City occasionally dropped points …
In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

A unique feature of this transfer window has been that the almost all the top clubs are looking to add depth and quality in the goalkeeping department. Whether it is the keepers who were out on loan returning to their parent club or smart captures of foreign keeper on the cheap, managers are understanding the need to have more than the usual safe pair of hands between the posts. Only Manchester United and Everton from the teams that finished in …
David Ospina to Arsenal?

David Ospina to Arsenal?

Despite starring in Arsenal's run to FA Cup glory, Łukasz Fabiański decided not to renew his contract at Arsenal.  The Polish international was looking for more regular first team football and hopes to have found that at Swansea City.  The departure of the long time Arsenal man meant the Gunners were left with only one first team goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczęsny. Arsene Wenger has done well early in the transfer window at addressing the needs of his squad with the signings of Alexis …
Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Football, this beautiful game, has always been about scoring goals, goals galore. The game revolves around putting the ball in the back of the net. Be it the unmissable sitters, heartbreaking and unforgettable last minute winners, the netbusters or sometimes dubious own goals. It is the goals that have always mattered in the end and beyond, goals that footballers are remembered for. Having said that, the less remembered and arguably the least glamorous footballers in terms of what they do, …
Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Petr Cech was once the best goalkeeper in the world in my opinion. During Mourinho's first spell and especially between 2004-6, Cech was consistently keeping clean sheets and making incredible saves to win Chelsea trophy after trophy. Since his fractured skull injury he has never been the same goalkeeper but he has remained Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper. This is mainly due to a lack of competition at Chelsea. However after letting a very tame Sessegnon shot past him on Saturday, …
Is Szczesny Good Enough To Be Arsenal Number One? Stats Comparison

Is Szczesny Good Enough To Be Arsenal Number One? Stats Comparison

With under a week to go until the transfer window closes, Arsenal are still yet to sign a senior player. The club had a poor start to the season on the opening day as they lost 3-1 to Aston Villa. The player who performed exceptionally poorly that day was Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. He not only conceded a penalty which was completely unnecessary but he also showed his naivety as he left his box on one occasion but Villa failed …
Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Rovers: A Recipe for Relegation | In-depth Stats Analysis of 11/12

Failure to beat Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park in the penultimate match of the season condemned Blackburn Rovers to relegation to the Championship. For only the second time in the Premier League era Rovers will endure life in the second tier of English football next season, but where did it all go wrong for Rovers? [caption id="attachment_15725" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="Heading down: Antolin Alcaraz heads Wigan to safety and sends Rovers down in the process"][/caption] Victory against Sunderland in late March …