Category Archives: Football statistics

Football Teams that Exploit the Home Ground Advantage

Whether they play at home or away, the support that European football teams drum up is always incredible. If we take a look at an infographic that tells us more about the teams and the stadiums they play in, their incredible winning strikes, games won in the last decade and record home wins it’s easy to see why the term ‘home ground advantage’ comes about.   Turning the Home Ground into a Battlefield The team that deserves the first mention…
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Artificial Football Pitches – Past and Future

Artificial pitches have changed (and are changing) football - and certainly not for the worse. Thanks to artificial pitches, lots of games have been able to take place which otherwise would not have done so. As technology improves and artificial pitches are able to become more and more authentic, their role will only become more significant. But their reputation hasn’t always been exactly positive. If you’re intrigued, here’s their story, their past, and their future. (more…)
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Premier League Week 38 in review

Welcome to our review of some of the leading stats and facts from the final round of Premier League games in 2016-17. Arsenal game out on the wrong end of this season’s subdued final day drama as they finished outside the top four in the Premier League for the first time since 1995-96, so for the first time under manager Arsène Wenger. It meant they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 1999-2000…
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Premier League Week 37 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. It’s congratulations to Chelsea as the Blues clinched their sixth top division title and fifth in the Premier League with a Friday night victory at West Bromwich Albion. Antonio Conte became the fourth manager to win the Premier League title in his first season in England while he has also won the league title in four successive seasons as…
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Premier League Week 35 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. Sunderland’s 500th all-time home league defeat confirmed the end of their ten-year stay in the Premier League. It is the fourth time that the Black Cats have been relegated from the division so equaling the competition record held by Crystal Palace and Norwich City. (more…)
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Premier League Week 33 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. The 150th league meeting between Manchester United and Chelsea, and their 50th encounter in the Premier League, saw the title-chasing Blues fail to keep a clean sheet in ten consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since December 1996. (more…)
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Premier League Week 32 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. Tottenham Hotspur’s unstinting pursuit of title favourites Chelsea has seen them equal a club record of 11 consecutive home victories in the top division in the same season. They also achieved the feat in 1921-22 when they finished as runners-up to Liverpool under manager Peter McWilliam. Spurs’ Watford win on Saturday lunchtime briefly reduced the gap to a tantalising…
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The Championship run-in

With April fast approaching, many of the Championship clubs are still contemplating their plans to secure a prized place in the Premier League or avoid the drop down to League One as they prepare for the exciting end of season run-in. (more…)
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Premier League Week 27 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. Southampton bounced back from the disappointment of last week’s EFL Cup Final defeat with a spectacular 4-3 win at Watford. It meant that they had scored four goals or more in consecutive away games in the top division for the first time in their history. It was only the second time that the Saints had scored four goals in…
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Premier League Week 26 in review

Welcome to our review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games in a week when three and 300 appeared to be the magic numbers. Chelsea strengthened the strong hold on their title bid by completing a run of winning ten consecutive home games in the Premier League for the first time since their opening ten home games of the 2014-15 season. It meant that Swansea City remained without a league win…
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