Which Partnership is Better? Suárez & Sturridge vs Rooney & RVP

Which Partnership is Better? Suárez & Sturridge vs Rooney & RVP

Disclaimer: The stats used were valid as late as 22nd November 2013 due to this article being written before this weekend's games.  At the top level of football the lone striker is becoming the regular sight, with strike partnerships looking to be a thing of the past. Managers now identify the importance of controlling the middle of the park when it comes to winning games, and since weakening the defence is asking for trouble, the man who must make way …
Everton 3 Liverpool 3 | Match Review & Stats

Everton 3 Liverpool 3 | Match Review & Stats

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff, and Chelsea

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff, and Chelsea

Following Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal, and with their midfield being the decisive factor between the two sides, the Anfield Index team has put our own midfield under the microscope to see how they compare to our Premier League rivals using statistics from WhoScored.
Editors Note: Please note that this is the author's first attempt at using statistics in their articles.
The entire league has been split up into five groups: Group 1: Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff City & Chelsea (This Article) Group 2: Crystal …
Coutinho Vs Oscar | Stats Comparison

Coutinho Vs Oscar | Stats Comparison

At the age of 21, Philippe Coutinho has already won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with Inter Milan, as well as the U20’s World Cup with Brazil. Fellow countryman Oscar (aged 22) has also won the U20’s World Cup as well as the 2013 Confederations Cup, and has also won the Europa League with Chelsea. There is no denying that they are two of the brightest young talents in the Premier League, but the rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool …
The Importance of Being Lucas | Opta Stats Analysis

The Importance of Being Lucas | Opta Stats Analysis

It may surprise you to hear this, but with Liverpool FC having played 33 games this season, with only 5 games remaining, Lucas Leiva is still Liverpool’s top tackler. With a total of 68 tackles attempted this season, out of only 12 games the Brazilian has featured in, only now has any other LFC player threatened that statistic. With Jose Enrique having attempted 65 tackles to date, it looks like Lucas’s tackle stat is finally about to be surpassed. But …
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