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Bolton’s only problem against Chelsea – they didn’t test Cech

April 13, 2010
Bolton’s only problem against Chelsea – they didn’t test Cech

A tremendous performance from Bolton tonight at Stamford Bridge in defence and midfield – they kept both Drogba and Anelka largely quiet aside from the goal, and Ricketts and Muamba battled brilliantly in the centre against Lampard and Ballack.
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Rory Delap – a throw-in taker first, a footballer second

April 11, 2010
Rory Delap – a throw-in taker first, a footballer second

We all know that Rory Delap has a rather long throw, but the statistics from Sunday’s game against Wolves demonstrate quite how much of his game revolves around the taking of throws:
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Barcelona v Arsenal: passing statistics

April 6, 2010
Barcelona v Arsenal: passing statistics

No surprises for guessing that Barcelona again saw more of the ball in the game at the Nou Camp – it’s doubtful any side will visit there this season and see more possession.
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Arsenal v Barcelona: passing statistics

March 31, 2010
Arsenal v Barcelona: passing statistics

We were told constantly before the game that Arsenal against Barcelona was a clash of two sides who play football ‘the right way’ – short, quick passes from excellent technical players comfortable in possession. And that proved to be correct, although this graph shows a stark contrast between the sides.
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United’s superior tackling the main difference at Old Trafford?

March 21, 2010
United’s superior tackling the main difference at Old Trafford?

Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool this weekend was hardly a classic – it was a mundane, scrappy game producing few chances. Indeed, it is exactly the sort of victory United always achieve at this time of the season – picking up results without playing well.
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