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Photo: Romelu Lukaku’s first touch vs Liverpool (17 minutes on the clock!)

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has a reputation for disappearing in big games. Today's game against Liverpool at Anfield was the...

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Arsenal’s chance to gain momentum- Wenger’s time to be cautious

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Arsenal came under criticism at the start of the campaign after a shaky performance against...

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Spurs celebrate Kyle Walker-Peters’ stats vs Newcastle

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Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kyle Walker-Peters made quite the impression as he made his debut in yesterday's win over Newcastle United. With...

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Will Romelu Lukaku fire Man Utd to the title?

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Manchester United are closing in on the £75m capture of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old underwent a medical in Los Angeles overnight...

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The story of Arsenal’s 2016/17 season in statistics

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Last season Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, which guarantees the team a spot in the Europa League games. It isn't exactly the end of...

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Spurs show off Ben Davies’ stats vs Everton

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How impressed were you with @Ben_Davies33 today? #COYS pic.twitter.com/vJTMIizvLp Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 5, 2017 Harry Kane...

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Move over Mesut Ozil, James Milner is the new assist king

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Assists in 2016:Ozil: 3Milner: 11 pic.twitter.com/ykqog5G4g8 JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) April 20, 2016 Liverpool midfielder James Milner created...

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Arsenal new boy sets season record for completed passes

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Boss on @ElNennyM: "He's a very intelligent player who works very hard for the team. He gives us tactical stability"...

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Do these stats show Arsenal are more boring than Chelsea?

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185 Chelsea have fired in exactly the same number of shots on target as Arsenal in the Premier League and scored two more goals. Boring....

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Philadelphia Union

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 4a: Aggregate Referee bias

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Home field advantage can be staggering in MLS. Chris Sherman breaks down the numbers to see if the referees have anything to do with that.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 3: Scheduling and short rest

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Chris Sherman looks at the impact of short rest on performance. He also looks at whether MLS schedules favor home teams with longer rest and if that could impact home field advantage.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size

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Chris Sherman continues to investigate potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. This second article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of the size of the home crowd on the home team's advantage.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 1: Traveling distance

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Chris Sherman investigates potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. The first article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of distance traveled on said advantage.

Union SEBA Projection updates

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PSP welcomes data scientist Chris Sherman, who begins a new regular column with power rankings and the Union's probabilities of reaching the playoffs, winning the Supporters Shield, the MLS Cup, and more.

PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start

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PSP spoke with Harrison Crow of AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind Philly's hot start to the season and the steady development of statistical analyses in Major League Soccer.

Newcastle United

Detailed Playing Stats On Florian Lejeune vs Jamaal Lascelles

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We've been sent some facts put together in an infographics by web-site Kickoff with comparisons between Florian Lejeune and Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles and how his Spanish club Eibar performed with and [...]

Rafa’s Record At Newcastle In 12 Months – Phenomenal

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It really need no explanation other than just putting in the table of what Rafa has done on the field in these last 365 days while he been manager of Newcastle United. Rafa doesn't need to use reasons (often called excuses) for his record, because it's a terrific record so far and after each game [..

Rafa Gives Opinion On Newcastle’s Dispays So Far

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Rafa Benitez is down to earth and a realist and he very rarely gets carried away in either direction either getting too high after a good win or getting toolow after a surprising defeat. We've seen both of those in the first two months of the season for example the 6-0 win at [...]

Here’s Some Stats On Newcastle So Far This Season

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As we go into another (long and boring) two week International break we have time to reflect on howNewcastle have done so far this season. Before the first International break we won an EFL cup tie at home to Cheltenham and got 9 points from the first five league games. Before the second International break [.

Manchester United

Man Utd celebrate semi-final specialist Marouane Fellaini

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⚽️⚽️⚽️@Fellaini has now scored in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, the EFL Cup and the Europa League for #MUFC. Some record! pic.twitter.com/DJMFt2MKG9...

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Victor Lindelof’s stats in what could be his final Benfica game before Man Utd move

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A photo posted by Victor Lindelöf (@victorlindelof) on Dec 11, 2016 at 3:18pm PST Benfica defender Victor Lindelof played what is expected to be his...

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s statistics for Man Utd vs West Ham

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Man of the match, @ManUtd's Henrikh Mkhitaryan59 touches46 passes, 94% accuracy 7 key passes2 assists, his 1st for the club...

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Serie B: Something Strange Is Happening Down At The Bottom Of Italy’s Second Tier

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The grand football lineage is chock full of strange quirks, though there is currently a statistical anomaly down at the bottom of the Serie B table that may well be a first.

After drawing 0-0 against Bari at the weekend, AC Pisa were rooted atthe very foot of Italy's second tier.

Champions League: Jamie Vardy Finished Leicester’s Quarter-Final Against Atletico Madrid With 0% Pass Completion Rate (Photo)

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It's fair to say that Jamie Vardy had a tough time of it during Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Tasked with blindly chasing down humped long ball after humped long balland with Atletico's bench desperately trying to get him booked for the entire duration, Vardy was almost entirely corralled out of the game by Stefan Savic and Diego Godin.

Arsenal

Arsenal praise Ainsley Maitland-Niles over his stats vs Southampton

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Top work today, @Ains_7

Tweets and Stats: Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka impresses for Switzerland vs France

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Graphic: How badly Arsenal miss Francis Coquelin

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50% Arsenal have conceded 50% more shots/game without Coquelin in the starting line up in 2015-16 (15v10). Missed pic.twitter.com/Q6rhWqlMW0...

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Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stats after man of the match display for Liverpool vs Leeds

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is @EFLCup Man of the Match:Assist for opening goal70 passes 89% passing accuracy5 crosses105 touches...

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Man Utd and Liverpool top agents fees spending

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Manchester United and Liverpool were the Premier League club to spend the most on agents and intermediaries fees in the last transfer window,...

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Liverpool vs Man Utd ref’s crazy yellow and red card stats

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If there are still 22 players on the pitch at the end of tonight's Liverpool vs Manchester United clash in the Europa League, it will be a...

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Graphic: Liverpool worse under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers

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Statistics collated into this Sky Sports graphic show that Liverpool are now worse under current boss Jurgen Klopp than his predecessor Jurgen Klopp....

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Raheem Sterling running further, passing better and scoring more for Man City than at Liverpool

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Manchester City are getting more out of Raheem Sterling than Liverpool managed last season, statistics show. Sterling, aged 20, joined City from the...

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8 stats to support Liverpool sticking with Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' future has come under increased scrutiny since last Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa....

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Spain

Video: Lionel Messi in numbers

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It can be hard to keep up with Lionel Messi's achievements. The stats he generates and the records he smashes are so mind-boggling as to be...

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Ronaldo v. Messi: Una comparación detallada entre los dos

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Uno de los debates más comunes que existe en el mundo del fútbol es: qué jugador es mejor, Messi o Ronaldo? Los aficionados al fútbol de todo el mundo han estado buscando una respuesta a esta pregunta por alrededor de una década, y todavía hay mucha discusión.Cada vez que Barcelona y Real Madrid se reúnen.

The Rest

How Euro 2016 Affected Sports Brand Stocks

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Euro 2016 was the largest European Championship in history. With an increased number of 24 teams resulting in more matches, more fans and more money,...

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Chelsea stats suggest only Azpilicueta, Zouma, Begovic and Willian are playing for Mourinho

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Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Asmir Begovic and Willian are the only players currently giving their all for manager Jose Mourinho,...

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Maths Apology: Which 2015 Fire Players Earned Their Salaries?

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Chicago sheda lotof player contracts last week as new GM Nelson Rodriguez and new coach Veljko Paunovoic freed up as many dollars as possible for the upcoming MLS postseason scramble.

As Phase One of theRe-Entry draft begins it's worth taking a look at how the2015 Fire performed in context totheir MLS salaries.

African Nations Cup 2015 Stats

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Here are some statistics from the African Nations Cup 2015 that was held betweenJanuary 17 2015 and February 8 2015. The Ivory Coast national team took home the goal and table one shows just how the tournament played out.

Table 1

Table 2 shows some stats from the tournament.