Tag Archives: Chelsea

Introducing the Superior 7 and the Threatened 13

Recent Premier League seasons have confirmed the existence of two echelons within the league. Results of matches within and between these groups are very useful for monitoring the important issues within the league and some interesting conclusions can be drawn. … Continue reading

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The Premier League battles laid bare

As a companion piece to the “Race to 38/68/87” article which blogger James Grayson published on the Premier League yesterday, I have looked at the current Euro Club Index assessment of the competition. The title race As I touched on … Continue reading

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Is the Premier League title race all but over?

With the Premier League returning this week after taking a break for the FA Cup, the focus will be back on the  title race between the two Manchester clubs. However, it is well worth asking whether that title race is … Continue reading

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Why Rafael Benitez is wrong to be optimistic

A few days ago, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez declared that his team can win this season’s Premier League despite being 13 points behind leaders Manchester United. The improvement Chelsea needed to make from last season’s 64 points made their chances … Continue reading

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Di Matteo out but what has actually changed?

Clearly it is not necessary to convince any of my readers that the sacking of Di Matteo is unjust but it is always nice to look at some numbers. Around a month ago, Chelsea were top of the Premier League … Continue reading

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Is the Premier League table lying to us?

In one of my first posts I introduced the idea of rank journalism and now that eight matches have been played in the Premier League, it is interesting to look at the league table and try and get behind what … Continue reading

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Premier League: Which teams are performing better than last season?

After seven matches in the Premier League for most clubs, it is Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion who stand out in terms of their results in comparison to last season. Both are also performing way beyond what was expected of … Continue reading

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Three expected points models for the Premier League compared

I have mentioned my naïve base model in tweets and articles over the past week and as @the_number_game has again published his expected points model again at Forbes (see explanation of where that comes from in my earlier article here) it … Continue reading

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