Premier League Transfer Review #18: Watford

2017/18 Season Watford had a fairly solid season in 2017/18, finishing 14th in the table and 11th for xGD. Watford only really made headlines for their managerial drama, with a run of poor form allegedly coming from Marco Silva’s head being turned by Everton, leading to him being replaced by Javi Gracia. @DavidSRudin’s Watford preview for […]

Premier League Transfer Review #15: Newcastle United

2017/18 Season Newcastle had a strong first season back in the Premier League, finishing 10th in the table and on xGD. Comparing Newcastle’s underlying and actual numbers makes for interesting reading. They heavily over performed their underlying numbers in defence, but heavily under performed in attack. They scored just 75.9% of their xG total – […]

Premier League Transfer Review #13: Manchester City

2017/18 Season I don’t think anything really needs to be said about Manchester City’s campaign last season. 100 points, 50 home and away, is a ridiculous achievement and thoroughly deserved. They absolutely dominated the xGD table with +1.62 per game, the best xGD in Europe’s top five leagues. Only Bayern Munich had a higher xG […]

Premier League Transfer Review #12: Liverpool

2017/18 Season Despite the incredible individual season from Mohamed Salah, Liverpool actually finished on 1 less point in 2017/18 than they had in 2016/17. However, this is a small price to pay for reaching the Champions League final. Looking at Jurgen Klopp’s time in charge of Liverpool, it feels as though they’ve ticked off every […]