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How statistics can be useful for a football fan

You can say that every observable thing in the universe can be described and explained by maths. This approach has certainly become a powerful tool in the process of getting to know our world. Football is no exception here, as the numbers in sports are gaining more significance every year, especially when the discipline is ruled more and more by the money factor and its implications. Crunching those numbers can tell us a lot about our favourite teams and players.…
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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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Premier League Week 29 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. The future of Arsène Wenger continues to lead the football conversation as, with the defeat at West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal have lost four out of their last five Premier League games for the first time since April 1995 when Stewart Houston was their manager. The Gunners have also lost three consecutive away games in the Premier League for the…
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Premier League Week 24 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. By leading 4-0 at the interval at Crystal Palace, Sunderland scored as many away goals in the first-half of this game as they had in their preceding nine Premier League away games. (more…)
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