Nick Gearing is Head of Analysis at League 2 Leyton Orient and runs courses for aspiring analysts. If you’ve ever wondered what analysts do or if you could be one then this will be perfect for you and, we hope, very insightful.
When Manchester United beat Chelsea with 2-0 it marked Chelsea’s third loss in this calendar year. While the loss at home against Crystal Palace was more of a freak result, the losses in Manchester and in Tottenham have been games where Antonio Conte’s men were effectively shut out. Time to look at both games and ask the question if and how much either of them can be a blueprint when it comes to beating Chelsea.
As a Premier League neutral West Ham are usually one of my favourite teams, especially last season. I felt for West Ham fans when Dimitri Payet chose to force a move away from West London. Robert Snodgrass was brought in in January as his replacement, or close to. In this article I’ve used some simple data scouting using KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that I’d look for if I was recruiting for West Ham.
Since Anthony Martial’s big money move from Monaco to Manchester United in 2015 for £60 million, if add-on clauses are met, he hasn’t met the price tag yet.. I want to investigate how much of an impact Martial has actually had in his time in Manchester through this statistical profile. But, it’s worth remembering that Martial is just 21 years old.
After 12 games newly promoted Middlesbrough sit in 15th place with 11 points. They are one point from the relegation zone and have scored just 10 goals while conceding 13. While not supporting a single Premier League team I do have a soft spot for Middlesbrough, and this made me want to have a look athow they are performing.
Since Pep Guardiola has taken charge of Manchester City, one big move that has been talked about a lot was replacing long serving, England number 1 for Claudio Bravo from his old club, Barcelona. Many people refer to Bravo’s passing and that’s why Pep likes him and that Hart’s distribution wasn’t good enough to cope in the new Manchester City team under Pep’s style. Continue reading At the Hart of it – Joe Hart’s Distribution→