Category Archives: Player Performance

Chelsea stat attack: Marko Marin vs Juan Mata

Well it didn’t take long, but the first signing of the summer has happened whilst we are still slap bang in the middle of some horrible April showers. On Saturday Chelsea confirmed the signing of Werder Bremen’s German international midfielder … Read more…

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Revealed: How Chelsea can stop Barcelona!

Tonight’s match between Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou represents a real chance for Chelsea to reach the final of the Champions League. Logic tells you they should lose a game against the best side in world football based … Read more…

Posted in Champions League, Club Focus, Match Previews, Player Performance, Player Statistics, Premier League, Statistics, Tactics, World Football | 1 Comment

Fulham Focus: Is it time for Clint Dempsey to depart?

After my excitement levels climaxed over the release of the new Avengers film my thoughts turned to another Captain American who is currently ripping up the Premier League at the moment – Fulham’s very own Clint Dempsey. There has been … Read more…

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Has Chelsea legend Didier Drogba still got it? You may be surprised!

When Didier Drogba retires the majority of defenders in the Premier League will breathe a huge sigh of relief. Drogba hasn’t just been a menace to defenders throughout his eight seasons at Chelsea, he has been like that for the … Read more…

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Au Revoir Comolli, but do ‘Moneyball’ and football mix?

For those that don’t know, Moneyball was a book by Michael Lewis that focused on the recruitment process adopted by Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane as he tried to build a championship baseball team on a budget that was … Read more…

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Giles Barnes – the highs and lows of the next big thing

How often do we hear about the next big thing at a club, a young player that has the world at his feet and suddenly becomes labeled as the next ‘Messi’, ‘Gerrard’ or ‘Rooney’, but for whatever reason they turn … Read more…

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