Archive | October, 2012

Premier League Round 9

28 Oct

Almost a quarter of the way through the season now, and the big game players are starting to establish themselves. Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez both scored in the weekend’s biggest games against Chelsea (1st) and Everton (5th), whilst Juan Mata’s free kick continues his good early season form and maintains his position as the league’s big game player – with an average ranked opponent of 5th, and 3 of his 4 goals coming against Top 6 teams. The other was against Arsenal – then in 8th.

Demba Ba has mirrored his form of last season, offering Robin van Persie some competition on the golden boot front. He was on fire (not literally Jamie) for the first half of the season, before scoring just once after the African cup of nations. Bizarrely, there’s another tournament this season, though fortunately for Newcastle, Senegal didn’t qualify.

Michu leads the charge from midfield with 6 goals. Interestingly, none have come against the Top 6 teams, leaving him with an average ranked opponent of 14.83 per goal – topped only by Tevez (16.50) and Jelavic (16.00). Last season, Michu scored 15 La Liga goals, with just two against Top 6 teams (a double in a 6-2 defeat to Real Madrid), and had an average ranked opponent of 11.53 per goal.

In terms of the value of goals, it’s no surprise to see last season’s leading points earner, Robin van Persie at the top of the charts. His seven league goals have been worth 9 points to his new club – and whilst Arsenal are doing okay this year, there’s a good change they’d be closer than 7 points behind at this stage with him. Demba Ba’s goals have been the most important to his team, at 61.54% whilst Juan Mata’s goals have been against good opposition, and have won Chelsea 4 points, although only 18.18% of their total. Steven Fletcher is the only player to have scored for Sunderland this season, but thanks to some particularly dull 0-0 draws and an own goal from Demba Ba in last week’s derby, his goals have only been worth 55.56% of Sunderlands points total.

That’s all for now, there’ll be a piece on Youth System’s shortly – looking at which academies have produced the most big game players.




La Liga Round 7

9 Oct

As it’s only seven games into the new season, there’s not too much to say about the numbers so far, so here’s the stats after the weekend action. No surprise to see the to three players, which are the same as last season. What has changes though is Falcao has already scored two goals agaist Top 6 Opposition – the same amount that he managed for the whole of last season (including the decisive goal to beat high flying Malaga and put Atelti joint top). Add to that his hat trick against Chelsea in the European Super Cup, and it’s fair to say that he’s turning into a big game player.

Messi and his mate are both have two goals in the Top 6 column following Sunday’s el Clasico. In what was a thoroughly entertaining game, both teams walked away pretty happy with the draw – if you missed the highlights, click HERE. I fully expect Messi and Ronaldo to duke it out for the Top Scorer title again, but at the moment, it’s hard to pick up too much of a trend from only seven games (hence the reduced commentary).

2012-13 – Goals by Player

2012-13 – Points by Player

2012-13 – Clean Sheets by Team

2012-13 – Goals by Team


2012-13 – Conceded by Team

2012-13 – Wins by Team

2012-13 – Defeats by Team

Premier League Round 6

1 Oct

Premier League Stats:

Based on rank of opposition at the start of the round. Upto date as of 01/10/2012

2012-13 – Goals by Player

2012-13 – Points by Player

2012-13 – Clean Sheets by Team

2012-13 – Wins by Team

2012-13 Defeats by Team

2012-13 Goals by Team

2012-13 Conceded by Team

2011-12 Stats (based on final positions)
2010-11 Stats (based on final positions)