Season after season in the Premier League, two of the biggest topics of debate involve refereeing and goalkeeping. We've already written about one of those two debates in our rant about the handball rule at the beginning of the season, and now it's time to examine the good and the bad of the Premier League's goalkeepers this season. Jordan Pickford, David De Gea and Alisson have all received criticism and attention for their recent performances, but this article attempts to assess how these players have actually performed, using data analytics. This is our analysis of the five best and worst goalkeepers in the league this season, utilizing saves per goal conceded as a statistical metric for our assessment.
The football world is known to people around the world as an industry, a game of enjoyment, a game where a lot of money can circulate, and where a lot of players and teams battle with each other to win and become the best. One aspect which the fans and footballing community at large neglect to take into consideration when thinking about football is the mental health of players and coaches, and how mental health affects those involved in the beautiful game. Check out our latest article by guest writer Xhulio Zeneli.
World Cup 2018 is still months away. A lot can change in five months, but Gareth Southgate has to start looking now at who he should take to Russia in June. The 2017-18 Premier League season has seen the rise of players like Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and even the resurgence of Ashley Young, but … Continue reading Who England Should Take To World Cup 2018
The upcoming set of World Cup 2018 qualifiers are just around the corner with England preparing to take on Lithuania on March 26th after a tough test against Germany in a friendly on March 22nd. The Three Lions have a few injury concerns at the moment in the form of Jordan Henderson who has a foot … Continue reading Who England Should Call Up For March’s World Cup Qualifiers
Although England cruised to a 2-0 win on Malta on Saturday in World Cup 2018 Qualifying, the attention has again centered around Wayne Rooney in the media. Despite the midfielder actually playing very well, he has received unjust and unfair criticism about his performance yet again. The Manchester United captain was one of the best … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Stop Criticizing Wayne Rooney