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Swansea or Hull? A Statistical Take on the Relegation Battle

With 4 games left in the Premier League season, much of the once complicated relegation battle has fizzled out. Crystal Palace and Leicester have separated themselves from the bottom, while Sunderland and Middlesbrough are all but relegated at this point. The general consensus around the league is that the final relegation spot will be occupied by either Hull City or Swansea City. In this post, we are going to take a look at 5 statistical comparisons that will, in the end, lead us to who will be in the Prem next season.

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5 Takeaways from the EPL Weekend

1. Moussa Sissoko is a complete flop

High hopes surrounded Moussa Sissoko following an impressive showing with France at the 2016 European Championships. He impressed so much that Tottenham Hotspur were inspired to pay €30 million to sign him on a 5-year deal. Oh, what they would do to change that.

Sissoko has made 18 appearances for Spurs this EPL season, almost all of them coming from the bench. In those games, he has managed 0 goals. He has taken 14 shots, and only 1 of them has been on target. His crossing accuracy is 7%, and he hasn’t created a single chance all season. And for a man of his size, maybe the most disappointing statistic is that he has won just 37% of his aerial duels.

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5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League

10 games remain for most teams in the Premier League, and yet so much remains up in the air. Chelsea look poised to win the title uncontested, but the Champions League race, the relegation battle, and so much more remains undecided. Here are my 5 bold predictions for the remainder of this Premier League season: Continue reading 5 Bold Predictions for the Premier League

Is Leicester’s Season Over?

I know what some of you might be saying after reading the title of this article, but just hear me out. As we all know Leicester went on a fairytale run last year to win the Premier League with Ranieri as manger. Which meant Leicester were in the Champions League this season. Leicester seemed to return to their 14-15 league form and were hanging on for dear life drifting as close as 1 point to the relegation zone, but Topping their Champions League group, manger Claudio Ranieri was sacked just hours after their 2-1 away loss to Sevilla in the round of 16. Which isn’t a bad result considering it was Leicester away at Sevilla.

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Leicester City: Champions to Championship?

It’s been a tale of two seasons for Leicester City. At this time last year, the Foxes were riding high in first place in the EPL, in the midst of their fairy-tale title run. This season, however, they are currently in a 6-team relegation battle with Middlesbrough, Swansea, Hull, Crystal Palace, and Sunderland. While many of us have been trying to avoid this for as long as possible, it’s time to take a look at the possibility of a relegation of the reigning champs, and what this would mean for everyone involved. Continue reading Leicester City: Champions to Championship?