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Analysing Summer 2016 Premier League Transfers: Chelsea

As Summer 2016 was Antonio Conte’s first transfer window as Chelsea manager, I was expecting a huge negative net spend. But Conte was more than happy to let the same team that won the Premier League and crumbled soon afterwards carry on. He did bring in a few players, but not as many as I thought.

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Premier League Review & Preview

Ed Shorthouse@ed_shorthouse

In this article, I am going to be reviewing the teams in the top half of the Premier League using Michael Caley’s xG table and the two analytics graphs (attacking & defensive) that I created. The article also contains a preview/prediction of their upcoming Premier League fixtures.

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Julian Brandt – Statistical Profiling


Julian Brandt is a young German international winger who plays for Bayer Leverkusen. He is a 20 year old who has already played over 3,600 minutes of professional football in a top league, along with 700 minutes of European football. Brandt has represented Germany at every level from U15 to senior level and is European Golden Boy nominee this year. He is definitely a player to watch in the future. Continue reading Julian Brandt – Statistical Profiling

Analysing Premier League Attackers using Penalty Area Touches

FPL Draft – @FplDraft


The chart above represents the players who scored 10 and more Adjusted Goals in the past three seasons.Adjusted Goals (AdG for short) is a metric I created. Its basically only goals scored in open play plus shots that hit the woodwork. Free-kicks and penalty kicks are not taken into account.

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Transfer window dilemmas for Leicester City

George Ball @GeorgeBall95

What a season 2015/16 was for Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri’s team surpassed all pre-season expectations and secured the Premier League title. But what happens now for Leicester? They have the additional challenge of the Champions League, and will attempt to defend the title. Before that there is the small matter of the summer transfer window. Looking at Leicester’s squad and the unprecedented position the club finds themselves in, there are a number of issues which make it this transfer window, and those that follow it, crucial to the future success of Leicester City.

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