How Many Points per Season is a Good Goalkeeper Worth?

Newcastle’s 1-0 League Cup Semi-Final first-leg victory at Southampton saw their goalkeeper Nick Pope keep his 10th consecutive clean sheet. The longest such run for at least decade prompted much discussion amongst football pundits and online commentators. Soon repeated was an old cliché: that a good goalkeeper is worth 15-20 points a season. But is […]

IN-DEPTH STATS: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United 17:30 Crystal Palace’s fixture against Everton was one of the games postponed in the last round of Premier League fixtures, due to atrocious weather conditions. An extra week’s rest may benefit Tony Pulis’ men, as they play host to the Champions. One player who the Eagles will be looking to […]

IN-DEPTH STATS: Cardiff vs Hull

Cardiff vs Hull 15:00 A last-minute ‘Wonder Save’ from ‘keeper David Marshall saved Cardiff from defeat in their goalless home draw with Aston Villa. They’ll be desperate to take all three points against fellow strugglers Hull. Marshall’s last-minute save topped-off an overall exceptional performance, the sort of which we have been seeing regularly from Cardiff’s […]

STATS: Manchester United target compared to contemporaries at Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City

Manchester United are keen to finally wrap up the deal to take Fabio Coentrao away from Real Madrid, after losing out on him at the last minute in the summer. Looking at his stats this season, how does he compare to Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) and Gael Clichy (Manchester […]

STATS: Why can Liverpool striker only score against rubbish teams?

Luis Suarez will likely win the Golden Boot this season after amassing an incredible 22 goals in 16 appearances. However, when looking at the games he has played in this season and the teams he has scored against, a strange pattern starts to emerge. Sunderland – 19th – 2 goals Crystal Palace – 20th – […]

STATS: Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Aston Villa welcome Tottenham to Villa Park looking to continue their 3 match unbeaten run. Tottenham, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at home to West Ham – One player Roy Hodgson may look to experiment with in the forthcoming international […]

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