Premier League Week #1-Chalkboards

Using the Guardian’s Chalkboards we look for interesting statistics from the weekend’s games and put them here for you guys.Found an interesting Chalkboard?Just comment below,we will make sure it is added here! Tom Cleverley has a great future Looking at the above chalkboard,the first thing on notices that Cleverley has been all over the place.He […]

West Brom Vs Manchester United-Tactical Analysis

Manchester United were the only member of the established big four to win on the opening weekend of the Premier League. Similarly to the Sunderland v Liverpool game, the surprises weren’t that one team played 4-4-2 and the other 4-2-3-1, but which team played which formation. Hodgeson played mainly 4-4-2 whilst in charge of Liverpool […]

Stoke Vs Chelsea-Tactical Analysis

On to Chelsea. AVB’s first game in charge, and his much talked about attacking 4-3-3 used at Porto to such outstanding effect didn’t create the win he would’ve wanted. Chelsea have long played variations of 4-3-3, with varying attacking focus – all the way back to Mourinho. Mourinho used traditional wingers such as Robben, Duff […]

Newcastle Vs Arsenal-Tactical Analysis

Arsenal went away to Newcastle in Saturday’s televised late game – TV producers no doubt hoping for something approaching a repeat of the fantastic 4-4 draw in the corresponding fixture last season. Sadly there were no goals, but plenty of talking points. Newcastle came out in a rather predictable 4-4-2, what wasn’t predictable was the […]

Liverpool Vs Sunderland-Tactical Analysis

Liverpool gave league debuts to no less than four of their summer acquisitions, left-back Jose Enrique joining midfielders Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson in the famous red of Liverpool for the first time. Sunderland themselves have brought no less than 10 players in the summer, and Steve Bruce gave debuts to Wes Brown […]