Arsenal: Key defensive graphics from White Hart Lane 1

We’ve already discussed how impressive Arsenal were defensively yesterday, and the performance of their back-four and protecting midfielders was what enabled them to take three points away from White Hart Lane. Here, courtesy of Squawka, are some key graphics from their backs-to-the-wall display in the North London derby: Follow @premleagueowl Free £25 bet for new(…)

Jon Flanagan’s Liverpool performance: Graphics 0

I’ve spoken before on this site about Jon Flanagan, and my admiration is growing: he’s such a sensible, no-frills full-back and it’s refreshing to see a player in that position who prioritises defending. Today was more about Liverpool’s attacking movement and their use of the ball, but just for the sake of ensuring that Flanagan’s(…)

Fulham: Notable graphics from Craven Cottage 0

Fulham recorded a long overdue win today, and closed the gap between themselves and Cardiff City - here are a couple of notable graphics, for information purposes only, courtesy of Squawka: 5/1 available on a Manchester United/Arsenal double this weekend with William Hill. Follow @premleagueowlTweet

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arsenal performance (Vs Bayern): Graphics 0

This will be of little comfort to Arsenal fans, but at least in exiting the Champions League Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave one of his most eye-catching performances for the club - against a side as rigid, and as disciplined as Bayern Munich no less. He faded badly after a terrific first hour, but here are some(…)

Jordan Mutch’s Cardiff performance: Graphics 0

Given his very public opposition to Cardiff’s transfer-spending last Summer, Vincent Tan will presumably be a little conflicted over Steven Caulker’s performance on Satruday, with the former Tottenham centre-half scoring two of his side’s three goals. Although mentioned less in the aftermath, Jordan Mutch also had a very fine game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side,(…)

Nemanja Matic’s Chelsea performance: Graphics 0

Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend will likely be remembered for the visitors’ blundering and Samuel Eto’o’s opportunism, but Nemanja Matic had a very strong game for his side and protected the home defense from sustained Spurs pressure in the first-half. Here are his graphics from Saturday evening, courtesy of Squawka: Follow @premleagueowl(…)

Rafael’s Manchester United performance: Graphics 0

A real feature of Manchester United’s win today was how advanced a lot of their full-back play was, with both Rafael and Patrice Evra managing to get beyond the halfway line regularly and create overlapping options around their opponents’ box. The former was arguably the more impressive of the two, and here are his notable(…)

Joe Allen’s Liverpool performance: Graphics 0

Joe Allen may never be seen a justified use of £15m by Liverpool, but he’s become a very useful squad player this season and has - several occasions - done a very good job of filling gaps in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield. He did so again on Saturday, and a gave a very accomplished performance against(…)

Roberto Soldado’s Tottenham performance: Graphics 3

Finally, finally, finally… Roberto Soldado scored at White Hart Lane from open play for the first time in his Premier League career, and it was evident from his celebration just how much that moment meant to him. Irrespective of his goal-scoring record this season, Soldado’s contribution in and around the box has generally been good(…)

Andre Schurrle’s Chelsea performance: Graphics 0

Andre Schurrle is a funny player, because he either seems to be completely irrelevant or extremely influential - there’s not many shades of grey with him. Even today he was largely poor until his first-goal but ended the game with a hat-trick and the match-ball. Here are his graphics, courtesy of Squawka: Follow @premleagueowl £50(…)

Christian Eriksen’s Tottenham performance (vs Dnipro): Graphics 1

Emmanuel Adebayor rather took over the game in its latter stages, but Christian Eriksen was arguably Tottenham’s most influential player this evening - he scored the free-kick to level the game and then provided the inch-perfect assist which allowed Adebayor to put Spurs ahead on the night. Here are the Dane’s graphics from this evening(…)

Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United performance against Olympiakos: Graphics 0

Maybe this point doesn’t need to be made, but Wayne Rooney’s lack of involvement in Greece last night was startling. He doesn’t deserve the bulk of any criticism, because he was operating in difficult circumstances and with very little movement around him - but here are a couple of graphics (via Squawka) which illustrate his(…)

Arsenal-loanee Joel Campbell’s performance vs. Man United: Graphics 0

Last night might have been the first time a lot of Arsenal fans have had the chance to watch Joel Campbell live, and while still obviously quite a raw player he was impressive enough against Manchester United to warrant a discussion about his future even if he didn’t provide conclusive proof that he’s read for(…)

Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool performance (vs Swansea City): Graphics 0

It would be easy to make a case for Daniel Sturridge as Liverpool’s most influential player today, but Jordan Henderson was excellent and further enhanced his reputation as his side’s most-improved player this season - eye-catching, and a performance that Roy Hodgson must surely take note of. Here are some of his notable graphics: Follow(…)

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