Friday, 29 November 2013

West Ham United vs Fulham

Saturday 30th November
Boleyn Groud

West Ham United vs Fulham

After a miserable couple of performances, this game is huge. I won't say it's a 'must' win, but we certainly can't afford to lose this.

Fulham are a side that have lost their last four Premier League games, conceding 11 goals on the way. The fact is, Fulham will give you opportunities to score against them.

In those last four games, they have conceded a massive 83 shots on their goal. Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has made an average of 3.25 saves per game in those matches, and picked the ball out of his net on a fair few occasions.

If you take a look at the goals Fulham have conceded recently, you'll notice a bit of a pattern.

All of the goals they've conceded in the past four games have been from within the penalty area. This suggests they are allowing their opponents the opportunity to create goal scoring opportunities in the most dangerous areas. Let's hope that, should such opportunities arise on Saturday, that we have the players to take them.

Against Chelsea last weekend, a real issue for West Ham was that we had no time on the ball. Our passing was rushed, and their forwards made life difficult for us - Oscar, for example, attempted 8 tackles, winning 6, displaying just what a hard working performance Chelsea put in against us.

Fulham though, have the opposite problem. Whilst the attacking talents of Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Bent and Bryan Ruiz are widely renowned, their workrate and defensive capabilities often leave a lot to be desired.

Look at Bryan Ruiz's heat map from last weekends defeat to Swansea City.

You can clearly see that he struggled to get involved in the game, floating in off his designated right flank, but providing no real impact. This heat map could easily be Berbatov or Bent's, such was the workrate among the Fulham attack.

But this lack of energy isn't just typical of the forwards. Fulham have one of the oldest squads in the league, and it could be that this has caught up with them a little this season.

The image below shows the whole side's attempted tackles against Swansea. You'll see that there were just four attempted tackles in in the Swans half, suggesting that defenders and deep lying midfielders had the opportunity to pick a pass and take their time on the ball.

But the real area of concern for Martin Jol should be the centre of midfield. I've put a big red circle on the pitch view below, to show the area of worry. Fulham managed to win 0 tackles, and attempted just 2 in the centre of their own half, instead allowing the opposition to play the ball around outside their penalty area, in the most dangerous area of the field.

Should they offer up a similarly lack lustre effort against West Ham, the likes of Mark Noble, Ravel Morrison and Stewart Downing should have a field day.

That said, this Fulham side do possess quality. We've seen over the years just how lethal Darren Bent and Dimitar Berbatov can be given the right service.

The image below displays their goalscoring records. Between them, they've netted 110 Premier League goals since 2009, with a conversion rate of 19%.

However, what is also clear, is that neither player is at the peak of their powers. Berbatov's best conversion rate came three seasons ago, when he made just 5 league starts for Manchester United. Although Bent's best conversion rate has actually been this season, he's attempting significantly less shots on goal per game - this is the first team since 2009 he's been attempted less than one shot per game.

There are worse teams we could come up against at this moment than Fulham though. The Cottagers have had a (marginally) poorer start to the season than us, and Martin Jol is increasingly under the microscope.

Our home form may have been patchy - okay, awful - this season, but we are facing a Fulham side that haven't won a Premier League game at the Boleyn in their last 8 attempts. In fact, their last victory over us on our own turf came in an FA cup game back in February 2004.

We also have a couple of players who have pretty good histories against Fulham. Carlton Cole has scored more goals against Fulham than any other club in his career, and has 6 in his last 5 against them. Kevin Nolan also has five career goals against them, and bagged in both games against Fulham for the Hammers last season.

We may be at a low ebb, but let's think of these positives, and stay optimistic!

 Head to Head 
49% Head to Head Win % 29%
63 Won 38
28 Drawn 28
38 Lost 63
232 Goals Scored 180
180 Goals Conceded 232

 Recent Form 
L D W D L L Last 6 W L L L L L
4 Goals Scored 9
9 Goals Conceded 16
L L W L D L Home/Away Form L L W L L L
6 Goals Scored 7
12 Goals Conceded 14
 Form Player (Last 6 League) 
Stewart Downing - Scott Parker
6 Appearances 5
540 Minutes Played 439
158 Sum Squawka Performance Score 112
26 Average Squawka Performance Rating 22
205 Passes Attempted 232
166 Completed 207
81% Success Rate 89%
15 Chances Created 3
0 Assists 0
5 Attempts on Goal 2
3 On Target 2
0 Goals 1

14 Take Ons Attempted 6
6 Successful Take Ons 4
43% Success Rate 67%
3 Tackles Made 30
1 Successful Tackles 13
33% Success Rate 43%
4 Interceptions 13
5 Clearances 8
2 Blocks 7
2 Defensive Actions Per Game 6
10 Aerial Duels 3
4 Won 2
40% Success Rate 67%

0 Defensive Errors 0
0 Leading to a Goal 1
 Last Meeting 
17 March 2013
1-0 Dimitar Berbatov 10'
1-1 Kevin Nolan 48'
2-1 Hugo Rodallega 49'
3-1 Own Goal (Joey O'Brien) 91'

4-2-3-1 Starting Formation 4-2-3-1

Jussi Jääskeläinen - Mark Schwarzer
Guy Demel (67') - Sascha Riether
James Tomkins - Philippe Senderos
Winston Reid - Brede Hangeland
Joey O'Brien - John Arne Riise
Mark Noble - (66') Giorgos Karagounis
Mohamed Diame - Steve Sidwell
Joe Cole (76') - (66') Bryan Ruiz
Kevin Nolan - (76') Dimitar Berbatov
Matt Jarvis - Damien Duff
Marouane Chamakh (56') - Hugo Rodallega

Stephen Henderson - Neil Etheridge
Emanuel Pogatetz - Aaron Hughes
Gary O'Neil - (66') Chris Baird
Matthew Taylor (67') - Simon Davies
Ricardo Vâz Te - (66') Ashkan Dejagah
Andy Carroll (76') - Emmanuel Frimpong
Carlton Cole (56') - (76') Mladen Petrić

West Ham United: Winston Reid, Rǎzvan Raţ, Alou Diarra, Ricardo Vâz Te, Mladen Petrić, Andy Carroll
Fulham: Brede Hangeland, Matthew Briggs, Damien Duff, Hugo Rodallega

West Ham United: n/a
Fulham: n/a

  Opposition Last Time Out
vs Swansea City
 Goals Scored: 1
 Goals Conceded: 2
 Starting Formation: 4-3-2-1

  Maarten Stekelenburg

  Elsad Zverotic  Aaron Hughes  Fernando Amorebieta  Kieran Richardson

Scott Parker (86')  Derek Boateng (64')  Pajtim Kasami

  Bryan Ruiz (77')  Dimitar Berbatov

  Darren Bent

David Stockdale
  Philippe Senderos
  Ashkan Dejagah
  Steve Sidwell (64')
  Alexander Kacaniklic (77')
  Adel Taarabt (86')
  Moussa Dembele
 Best Player: Scott Parker
 Squawka Rating: 91
 Worst Player: Kieran Richardson
 Squawka Rating: -18
 Top 5's (Min 5 Apps) 
 Goals Scored 
Ravel Morrison 3 - 2 Darren Bent
Ricardo Vâz Te 2 - 2 Pajtim Kasami
Joe Cole 1 - 2 Steve Sidwell
Mark Noble 1 - 1 Philippe Senderos
Kevin Nolan 1 - 1 Alexander Kacaniklic

Matt Jarvis 2 - 3 Bryan Ruiz
Kevin Nolan 2 - 2 Sascha Riether
Mohamed Diamé 1 - 1 Philippe Senderos
Ravel Morrison 1 - 1 Kieran Richardson
Mark Noble 1 - 1 Damien Duff

 Passing Accuracy 
Ravel Morrison 86% - 89% Giorgos Karagounis
Mark Noble 85% - 89% Scott Parker
Joe Cole 83% - 87% Aaron Hughes
Stewart Downing 82% - 86% Philippe Senderos
Kevin Nolan 81% - 85% Sascha Riether

 Chances Created per game 
Stewart Downing 2 - 1.4 Bryan Ruiz
Mark Noble 1.8 - 0.9 Sascha Riether
Matt Jarvis 1.3 - 0.9 Pajtim Kasami
Rǎzvan Raţ 1 - 0.9 Dimitar Berbatov
Kevin Nolan 0.9 - 0.8 Damien Duff

 Successful Dribbles per game 
Mohamed Diamé 1.9 - 1.4 Bryan Ruiz
Mark Noble 1.8 - 1.3 Pajtim Kasami
Ravel Morrison 1.5 - 1.1 Adel Taarabt
Guy Demel 1 - 1 Scott Parker
Stewart Downing 0.8 - 0.8 Dimitar Berbatov

 Tackles per game 
James Collins 2.4 - 3.3 Pajtim Kasami
Mark Noble 2.4 - 2.9 Scott Parker
Guy Demel 2.3 - 2.3 Kieran Richardson
Mohamed Diamé 2.1 - 2.3 Steve Sidwell
Winston Reid 2 - 2 Giorgos Karagounis

 Aerial Duels Won per game 
Modibo Maïga 6.1 - 2.8 Aaron Hughes
Winston Reid 3.2 - 2.5 Dimitar Berbatov
James Tomkins 3.1 - 2.1 Darren Bent
James Collins 3.1 - 2 Fernando Amorebieta
Guy Demel 1.6 - 1.6 Bryan Ruiz

Sam Allardyce - Martin Jol
41.1% Current Club Win % 33.9%
44 Won 38
29 Drawn 28
34 Lost 46
39.9% Managerial Career Win % 44.9%
338 Won 295
228 Drawn 140
281 Lost 221

2 League Titles 0
0 Cup Wins 2

Monday, 25 November 2013

West Ham United 0 - 3 Chelsea

Boleyn Ground

West Ham United vs Chelsea
0-1 Frank Lampard 21'
0-2 Emboaba Oscar 34'
0-3 Frank Lampard 82'
Sometimes, being a West Ham fan makes me despair.

As I wrote I would on Friday, I sat down at half past five on Saturday evening filled with optimism. I really felt that this was the sort of game that our players would be up for. The sort of game that you'd get a surprise result  and turn your season right around.

Didn't really happen like that did it?

The first 20 minutes were pretty good. We kept the ball relatively well, kept Chelsea at an arms length, and appeared to be under no pressure. And then one of our most consistent and best performers since our promotion does something inexplicably poor, and it may as well have been game over from there.

Two games in a row we've given away penalties through needless, crucial errors. But more worryingly, two games in a row we've folded like a deck of cards after conceding the penalty.

In the opening 20 minutes, we put Chelsea under real pressure on the ball. We attempted 9 tackles, winning 7 of them, and we committed 2 fouls. The game was scrappy, and it looked like we were going to give them a real game.

But as soon as we conceded, our performance dropped incredibly. In the final 70 minutes, we only attempted 8 tackles, winning just 4 of them.

As a side, our confidence must be so dangerously fragile to collapse so quickly after a bad mistake.

The images below show our attempted tackles. The first image shows the first 20 minutes, and the second shows the last 70. You can see how our desire to win the ball back high up the pitch in midfield just evaporated after conceding. This meant Chelsea were on easy street after scoring, their midfield just able to knock the ball to one another under no pressure whatsoever.

Aside from the startling poor defensive performance from the team, we also created pretty much nothing.

We may have had 8 attempts on goal, but let's be honest, only one of those was ever really a chance that you'd say the player should've put away. When Modibo Maiga's stabbed effort from 6 yards trickled wide, we should have just packed up and gone home. (Though, in fairness to the Malian, the ball did deflect quite rapidly into his feet. Had Demel's pass not flicked off a defender he would've been able to put his foot through the ball, and not just deflect it goalward.)

What is really concerning, is that we managed just one shot on target all game. What's more, that shot on target came from left back for the day Joey O'Brien in the 94th minute, when the game was well and truly over.

The image below shows our attempts on goal.

The real issue for me, was the tactics. I wrote before the game about the impact Carlton Cole had against Chelsea last season and how the presence of a centre forward could bring the best out of our wingplay. Yet we saw Kevin Nolan continue up front, despite the fact the past few games have made it abundantly clear that he is not a striker.

Obviously the double substitution after 40 minutes is as big an admission of guilt as you'll see from a manager, but even those substitutions made little sense.

The introduction of Maiga as a striker was sensible (although there will be questions as to why Cole remained on the bench). But Joe Cole would have been an effective tool behind the front man, so his removal was confusing - particularly to bring Mohamed Diamé into a position that is has proven to be ineffective in.

I'm not going to say that Diamé should've started, because he's been poor all season. But it seems that he was introduced to give the side a bit more bite. A driving force to worry Chelsea. Putting him wide right meant he was never going to dominate play in the way we have seen him do for West Ham.

He made one attempted tackle, which was unsuccessful, he created no chances, his shooting was wasteful, and his crossing was woeful. His heat map below shows that he drifted over the pitch, struggling to get into the game. This meant we struggled to have an outlet down the right, and we also lacked Diamé's driving presence in the centre of the pitch.

I'm not going to look for a positive. We were awful.

Sam says we need to get at least 4 points against Fulham and Palace. I'd say we need 6.

We've not won back to back league games since we got promoted. Maybe it's about time we did?

 General Play 
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-3-3
(-34) Jussi Jääskeläinen - Petr Cech (29)
(-25) Guy Demel - Branislav Ivanovic (32)
(1) James Collins - Gary Cahill (51)
(12) James Tomkins - John Terry (47)
(-9) Joey O'Brien - Cesar Azpilicueta (28)
(32) Mark Noble - Ramires (-9)
(-6) Jack Collison - Jon Obi Mikel (13)
(-1) Joe Cole - Frank Lampard (101)
(10) Ravel Morrison - Emboaba Oscar (49)
(-1) Stewart Downing - Samuel Eto'o (12)
(-2) Kevin Nolan - Eden Hazard (51)

(-19) Modibo Maïga - Demba Ba (-3)
(14) Mohamed Diamé - Andre Schurrle (7)
(5) Matt Jarvis - Michael Essien (5)

Best Performance
(32) Mark Noble - Frank Lampard (101)

Worst Performance
(-34) Jussi Jääskeläinen - Ramires (-9)

46% Possession 54%

377 Passes Attempted 481
Mark Noble 79 Most Attempted 64 Jon Obi Mikel

79% Passing Accuracy 82%
65% In Opp. Half 73%
Mark Noble 92% Best Accuracy 94% Jon Obi Mikel

57 Long Balls 58
James Collins 9 Most Long Balls (excl. GK) 9 Gary Cahill

Most Frequent Pass Combination
O'Brien to Downing 15 - 12 Terry to Mikel

 14 Aerial Duels Won 12 
 54% Success 46% 
Modibo Maïga 6 Most Won 4 John Terry

Mark Noble 97 Most Touches 80 Frank Lampard

 Offensive Play 
8 Attempts on Goal 20
1 On Target 8
4 Off Target 5
3 Blocked 7
2 From Outside the Box 9
Modbo Maïga 3 Most Shots 7 Frank Lampard

7 Key Passes 16
Guy Demel 2 Most Key Passes 5 Eden Hazard

25 Crosses 15
Stewart Downing 13 Most Attempted 6 Frank Lampard

4 Successful Crosses 5
16% Success 33%
Stewart Downing 2 Most Successful 2 Frank Lampard

 Defensive Play 
17 Tackles Attempted 19
11 Successful Tackles 14
65% Success 74%
James Collins 4 Most Tackles 7 Emboaba Oscar

40 Clearances 41
James Tomkins 12 Most Clearances 10 John Terry

9 Interceptions 9
Mark Noble 3 Most Interceptions 2 Cesar Azpilicueta

7 Shot Blocks 3
James Collins 4 Most Shot Blocks 1 John Terry

 12 Fouls 10 
3 Most Fouls 3

0 Yellow Cards 0
West Ham United:  n/a   
Chelsea:  n/a   

0 Red Cards 0
West Ham United:  n/a   
Chelsea:  n/a   

 Head to Heads 
Jussi Jääskeläinen vs Petr Cech
3 Goals Conceded 0
4 Saves 1
5 Claims 2
5 Successful Claims 2
100% Success 100%

13 Total Passes 19
3 Accurate Passes 8
23% Success 42%

10 Long Balls 16
77% % 84%

4 Throw Outs 3
3 Kick from Hand 1

0 Errors Leading to Shot 0
0 Errors Leading to Goal 1

Modibo Maiga 3 Most Passed To 6 Gary Cahill
Mark Noble 4 Most Passes From 4 John Terry

Guy Demel vs Branislav Ivanovic
2 Aerial Duels 3
2 Duels Won 2
100% Success 67%
2 Tackles Attempted 2
0 Tackles Completed 2
0% Success 100%
3 Clearances 5
2 Interceptions 0
0 Blocks 0
0 6yrd Blocks 0
0 Errors Leading to Shot 0
1 Errors Leading to Goal 0
32 Passes Attempted 28
23 Successful 24
72% Success 86%
2 Crosses Attempted 3
0 Successful 1
0% Success 33%
2 Chances Created 1
0 Attempts on Goal 0
0 On Target 0
0 Goals 0
Mark Noble 7 Most Passed To 10 Gary Cahill
Mark Noble 7 Most Passes From 10 Ramires

Mark Noble vs Frank Lampard
79 Passes Attempted 55
73 Successful 47
92% Success 85%
0 Key Passes 4
0 Assists 0
0 Attempts on Goal 7
0 On Target 4
0 Goals 2
2 Tackles Attempted 3
2 Tackles Completed 2
100% Success 67%
2 Clearances 5
3 Interceptions 1
0 Blocks 0
0 6yrd Blocks 0
0 Errors Leading to Shot 0
0 Errors Leading to Goal 0
Ravel Morrison 13 Most Passed To 11 Eden Hazard
Ravel Morrison 14 Most Passes From 11 Eden Hazard

Modibo Maïga vs Samuel Eto'o
3 Attempts on Goal 4
0 On Target 1
0 Goals 0
0 Key Passes 1
0 Assists 0
13 Passes Attempted 24
6 Successful 20
46% Success 83%
9 Aerial Duels 3
6 Duels Won 0
67% Success 0%
2 Ravel Morrison Most Passed To 8 Eden Hazard
3 Jussi Jääskeläinen Most Passes From 10 Eden Hazard

Friday, 22 November 2013

West Ham United vs Chelsea

Saturday 23rd November
Boleyn Groud

West Ham United vs Chelsea

We've learnt in recent times that Chelsea are not unbeatable.

They haven't won in their last two league games, both of which were against very beatable opposition in Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion. And on their last visit to the Boleyn we learnt first hand just how beatable the Blues are.

And there is a common theme in how to stop Chelsea. In each of the three games I've mentioned, all three opposition sides defended deep, soaking up pressure and attempting to hit on the counter attack.

Last season, West Ham made 46 clearances in our win against Chelsea. This season, West Brom made 53, and Newcastle made 54. The images below show the clearances by, first, the Baggies and then by Newcastle.

What you'll notice is that both sides made a considerable amount of clearances deep within their own penalty areas. This kind of backs to the wall defending is common against sides with the quality that Chelsea possess, and it is an area in which West Ham will need to excel should we hope to gain anything from the game on Saturday evening.

Something you just have to accept when you face Chelsea, is that they will create chances. Despite the best effects of any defence, the Blues can and will forge opportunities to score goals.

This season, they've created a whopping 132 chances in 11 games - or 12 chances per game.

A lot of this creativity can be attributed to the talents of Chelsea's attacking midfielders. Eden Hazard has created 22 chances in total - bagging one assist so far - to lead the way in the creativity stakes. However, the likes of Juan Mata, Ramires, Andre Schurrle and Emboaba Oscar are not far behind.

The image below shows Chelsea's top five most creative players. The left hand column shows chances created that were not assists, and the right hand column shows assists collected.

In last season's win, Carlton Cole was instrumental in leading the line, against a defence including Cesar Azpilicueta, Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic. The big striker bagged a goal and an assist in that game, and put in, arguably, his best performance in many years.

I've heard rumours that Cole may be in line to start against his former club tomorrow, in a move away from the recently ineffective 4-6-0 formation. If this is indeed the case, let's hope we see the Carlton of this this time last season, when he led the line superbly.

Just to illustrate the performance we got from Carlton last year, below is his head map from that game. What you can see, is that the former England striker worked his socks off all over the pitch, and made a real handful for Chelsea' centre halves to deal with.

Let's all hope for another performance of that quality, should we see the big man on the pitch this weekend.

Chelsea are beatable. West Ham are capable of beating Chelsea.

That doesn't mean it'll happen, but it certainly means I'll be sitting down on Saturday evening feeling pretty optimistic.


 Head to Head 
40% Head to Head Win % 39%
53 Won 52
28 Drawn 28
52 Lost 53
242 Goals Scored 226
226 Goals Conceded 242

 Recent Form 
W L D W D L Last 6 W W W L W D
7 Goals Scored 12
6 Goals Conceded 5
W L L W L D Home/Away Form D W W W W L
8 Goals Scored 12
10 Goals Conceded 4
 Form Player (Last 6 League) 
Stewart Downing - John Terry
6 Appearances 6
469 Minutes Played 540
177 Sum Squawka Performance Score 229
30 Average Squawka Performance Rating 38
209 Passes Attempted 349
157 Completed 322
75% Success Rate 92%
14 Chances Created 0
0 Assists 0
5 Attempts on Goal 8
3 On Target 3
0 Goals 0

10 Take Ons Attempted 0
3 Successful Take Ons 0
30% Success Rate 0%
3 Tackles Made 9
1 Successful Tackles 6
33% Success Rate 67%
4 Interceptions 9
4 Clearances 52
2 Blocks 7
2 Defensive Actions Per Game 11
7 Aerial Duels 33
4 Won 25
57% Success Rate 76%

0 Defensive Errors 0
0 Leading to a Goal 0
 Last Meeting 
17 March 2013
1-0 Frank Lampard 19'
2-0 Eden Hazard 50'

4-2-3-1 Starting Formation 4-2-3-1

Jussi Jääskeläinen - Petr Cech
Guy Demel - Cesar Azipligueta
James Collins (61') - Gary Cahill
Winston Reid - (78') David Luiz
Joey O'Brien - Ashley Cole
Gary O'Neil - Frank Lampard
Mohamed Diamé (46') - Ramires
Ricardo Vâz Te (80') - (70') Victor Moses
Jack Collison - (85') Juan Mata
Matt Jarvis - Eden Hazard
Andy Carroll - Demba Ba

Raphael Spiegel - Ross Turnball
George McCartney - Branislav Ivanovic
James Tomkins (61') - (78') John Terry
Emanuel Pogatetz - Ryan Bertrand
Matthew Taylor (46') - (71') Emboabo Oscar
Carlton Cole (80') - (85') Jon Obi Mikel
Marouane Chamakh - Fernando Torres

West Ham United: Winston Reid, James Collins, Joey O'Brien, Rǎzvan Raţ, Matthew Taylor, Ricardo Vâz Te, Andy Carroll
Chelsea: Marko van Ginkel, Fernando Torres

West Ham United: n/a
Chelsea: n/a

  Opposition Last Time Out
vs West Bromwich Albion
 Goals Scored: 2
 Goals Conceded: 2
 Starting Formation: 4-2-3-1

  Petr Cech

  Branislav Ivanovic  Gary Cahill  John Terry  Cesar Azpilicueta (73')

  Frank Lampard (64')  Ramires

  Willian  Emboabo Oscar (73')  Eden Hazard

  Samuel Eto'o

  Mark Schwarzer
  Ashley Cole
  David Luiz
  Kevin de Bruyne
  Juan Mata (73')
  Jon Obi Mikel (73')
  Demba Ba (64')

 Best Player: Eden Hazard
 Squawka Rating: 57
 Worst Player: Petr Cech
 Squawka Rating: -43
 Top 5's (Min 5 Apps) 
 Goals Scored 
Ravel Morrison 3 - 4 Eden Hazard
Ricardo Vâz Te 2 - 4 Emboabo Oscar
Joe Cole 1 - 2 Samuel Eto'o
Mark Noble 1 - 1 Andre Schurrle
Kevin Nolan 1 - 1 Frank Lampard

Matt Jarvis 2 - 2 Frank Lampard
Kevin Nolan 2 - 1 Eden Hazard
Mohamed Diamé 1 - 1 Samuel Eto'o
Ravel Morrison 1 - 1 Fernando Torres
Mark Noble 1 - 1 Juan Mata

 Passing Accuracy 
Ravel Morrison 87% - 92% John Terry
Mark Noble 84% - 91% Jon Obi Mikel
Joe Cole 83% - 90% Ashley Cole
Stewart Downing 83% - 89% Juan Mata
Kevin Nolan 81% - 88% Gary Cahill

 Chances Created per game 
Stewart Downing 2.1 - 2.1 Juan Mata
Mark Noble 2 - 2 Eden Hazard
Matt Jarvis 1.3 - 1.6 Andre Schurrle
Rǎzvan Raţ 1 - 1.4 Ramires
Kevin Nolan 0.9 - 1.3 Frank Lampard

 Successful Dribbles per game 
Mohamed Diamé 1.9 - 2.4 Eden Hazard
Mark Noble 1.8 - 1.3 Emboabo Oscar
Ravel Morrison 1.4 - 1.1 Ramires
Guy Demel 0.8 - 0.8 David Luiz
Joe Cole 0.7 - 0.8 Fernando Torres

 Tackles per game 
Mark Noble 2.5 - 3 Ramires
Mohamed Diamé 2.5 - 2.5 Branislav Ivanovic
Guy Demel 2.1 - 2.4 Ashley Cole
James Collins 2.1 - 2.2 Emboabo Oscar
Winston Reid 2 - 2.1 Frank Lampard

 Aerial Duels Won per game 
Modibo Maïga 6.2 - 4.3 Branislav Ivanovic
James Collins 3.3 - 4.2 John Terry
James Tomkins 3.3 - 3.8 Gary Cahill
Winston Reid 3.2 - 1.9 Fernando Torres
Guy Demel 1.6 - 1.7 Demba Ba

Sam Allardyce - Jose Mourinho
41.5% Current Club Win % 66.5%
44 Won 135
29 Drawn 44
33 Lost 24
39.9% Managerial Career Win % 67.5%
338 Won 441
228 Drawn 130
280 Lost 82

2 League Titles 7
0 Cup Wins 13