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  • The miracle of Leicester: more incredible than it first appear$

    By Brian Sears  12 February 2016 Leicester’s extraordinary Premier League season is a breath of fresh air especially to fans of ‘smaller’ clubs who dream it might be possible, one day, for their club to copy. The scale of achievement, being widely discussed, can be put in further context by some figures that show a) the margin by […]

  • Arsenal face test of title credentials against bogey team Chelsea

    By Brian Sears  22 January 2016 Arsenal enter the weekend at the top of the Premier League table but here comes an acid test of their title credentials, a game against Chelsea. The Gunners’ recent record against Chelsea has been poor. Worse than poor. Awful. Wretched. Lousy. Miserable. Paltry. Or shocking, hopeless, inadequate, tortured (if you want to […]

  • Leicester buck trend in season of Premier League home discomfort

    By Brian Sears  15 January 2016 Many fans in the Premier League this season have had to come to terms with their teams finding it harder to gain points on home soil. The statistics show home wins are running at an all-time low, or 39 per cent of matches to be precise. The lowest home win percentage in any completed […]

  • Burton pip Arsenal to be best in English league football in 2015

    By Brian Sears  31 December 2015 Of all the teams who spent any time in the four main divisions of English football in 2015, Burton, Arsenal and Middlesbrough were the standout performers in the calendar year. Those three clubs were the only three who amassed more than two points per game in the year, with Burton top […]

  • Festive front-running Foxes fancied for top three but Villa doomed

    By Brian Sears 24 December 2015 Christmas is a time for reflection and a time to look forward and neither offers any merriment for Aston Villa. Ten points away from safety as things stand, they can look to no precedent in the Premier League era (the ‘monied’ era, since 1992) for a club with single-digit points at Christmas […]

  • Dominant in a dozen, but Saints face peril at purring Palace

    By Brian Sears 11 December 2015 Fans of Southampton may be concerned after 15 games of this Premier League season to find their team in the bottom half of the table. But the Saints are still having their third best start out of their 17 seasons in the revamped top division. Here is a list of how […]

  • Arsenal’s Premier League start bang average for Wenger era

    By Brian Sears 4 December 2015 In Arsene Wenger’s reign as the manager of Arsenal they have gained as many as 36 Premier League points from the first 14 games of a season (in 2007-08) and as few as 21 (in 2012-13) but the average for the Wenger era is 27. That’s the amount they’ve got so far this […]

  • Tinkerman turns tinker little as Foxes field consistent side

    By Brian Sears 20 November 2015 The 20 Premier League clubs have all played their first 12 games of the 2015-16 season and Leicester are the team who have had the highest number of players – nine – who’ve featuring in every one of their club’s games so far, for at least a part of each game. Altogether […]

  • Premier League: a point per goal, but keeping them out worth more

    By Brian Sears 6 November 2015 There is a strong relationship in the Premier League between goals scored and points accrued. It’s not always the case that a goal is worth a point, and certainly there will be outlier teams who score more goals than they amass points, and vice versa. But across the league as a […]

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