Category Archives: Premier League

A quick look at the Premier League relegation battle

I spotted a PA interview with David Moyes yesterday in which he sounded surprisingly – and uncharacteristically – upbeat: David Moyes: "We still think we have got a good chance (of survival) #SAFC https://t.co/eQi0EbOYcU — PA Dugout (@PAdugout) April 25, 2017 This doesn’t chime with how my model sees things. It’s pretty much given up on both Sunderland and Middlesbrough,

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Premier League permutations: 15-17 Apr 2017

What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the automatic promotion and play-off spots, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination

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What’s the longest each club has gone without scoring / conceding a league goal this season?

I saw plenty being made of Sunderland’s current barren run after their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United earlier today and realised that I had half-built a way of working out how long each club’s longest goalscoring drought is from the last time something like this happened. I was able to polish it off pretty quickly and run it for all four

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Form tables, 7 Apr 2017

Here’s the latest update of my form graphics (explained here), which visually rank each team in the top four English divisions based on both their results and underlying performances over the last six league matches. Premier League Tottenham have consistently out-created their opponents during their current five-match winning run, although Man Utd have looked even more impressive without getting the

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Premier League permutations: 8-10 Apr 2017

What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the automatic promotion and play-off spots, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination

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Premier League permutations: 4-5 Apr 2017

What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the automatic promotion and play-off spots, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination

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What’s still possible: Premier League, 2 Apr 2017

With Rotherham’s relegation confirmed yesterday and the season fast running out of matches, I thought it was worth dusting off another post from last year which looked at what was still mathematically possible (no matter how unlikely) in each division. A quick explanation I’ve built a tool which narrows down how far each club can move based on the maximum number

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