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  • History suggests that Chelsea’s title hopes have gone in two games

    By Brian Sears 21 August 2015 No Premier League team in the past 22 seasons has won the title after winning a single point or less in their first two games. So in that sense, purely statistically, Chelsea have a slim chance of retaining their crown. They have one point from two games. In fact the only […]

  • Manchester divided: young and English versus older and foreign, so far

    By Brian Sears 12 September 2014 It may all change when Louis Van Gaal finally unleashes his new-look starting XI against QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday but his starting XIs so far in this nascent Premier League season have been among the youngest in the division and among those with the most English players […]

  • Survival chances up but ‘at least one of Leicester, Burnley, QPR down’

    By Brian Sears 15 July 2014  The Premier League is about to start its 23rd season, the 23rd season since England’s top division was rebranded ‘Premier League’ and effectively broke away from the rest of English football. The 23rd season of the ‘money era’ when TV riches have poured into the game in ever-increasing amounts. The […]

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      This page carries items posted on Twitter @Sportingintel that are not necessarily carried in any greater length on this site. Clicking on the ‘Tweet here” links takes you to the relevant tweet (and related comments / debate). If you’re interested in stories in greater detail on a particular sport, club, topic or whatever, use […]

  • Thrashed! The 32 times that Premier League clubs have been hit for seven

    By Brian Sears 5 November 2013 Manchester City’s mauling of Norwich on Saturday was their biggest ever win in the Premier League era. It was also the 32nd time in the Premier League, since 1992, that one team has thrashed another by scoring seven or more goals. The graphic below details every one of those […]

  • Newcastle seek 20th Premier League win against Villa in 20th shared season

    By Brian Sears 13 September 2013 Newcastle have been in the Premier League for 19 of the completed 21 PL seasons since the top division was revamped in 1992-93. They missed that inaugural year, and then the 2009-10 season. Of all the teams they’ve played in those 19 seasons, this weekend’s opponents Aston Villa have […]

  • Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal lead the way in opening-day glory

    By Brian Sears 16 August 2013 Chelsea have the best opening-day record in the Premier League era, winning their first league match of the season 13 times in the past 21 years and drawing another five for a total of 44 points from 21 games, or 2.1 points a game. Manchester United have the next […]

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