RANKED: Top 15 Premier League attacking midfielders so far this season

first_img 15 15 6. Sadio Mane (Southampton) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 7. Ross Barkley (Everton) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 15 9. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 1. David Silva (Manchester City) 13. Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 5. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… The CIES Football Observatory ranks Liverpool star James Milner as the 15th best attacking midfielder in the Premier League – Using data from OPTA, the CIES Football Observatory in Switzerland calculate ‘key performance indicators’ such as shooting, distribution and chance creation and they’ve applied these to figure out the best players (must have played 60 per cent of the minutes available to them) currently in the Premier League. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 10. Juan Mata (Manchester United) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 8. James Morrison (West Brom) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 3. Jeffeson Montero (Swansea City) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 11. Jesus Navas (Manchester City) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 12. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 14. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 4. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 15 15 We might only be four games into the new Premier League season but we’re already talking about the top performers.The international break allows reflection on an intriguing opening to the campaign where Leicester City and Crystal Palace are impressing, while Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, will be rueing slow starts.It also gives us a chance to look at the top performing individuals, and the CIES Football Observatory have handily published their positional rankings for the season so far.The boffins in Switzerland, using data from OPTA, calculate ‘key performance indicators’ and they’ve applied these to figure out the best players currently in the top flight.So who do they feel are the best attacking midfielders around right now? Click the right arrow above to find out…*Players must have played 60 per cent of the minutes available to them 2. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out who the top attacking midfielder has been so far this season… 15 15last_img read more

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The Chelsea v Arsenal quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge ahead of this weekend’s derby by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-70]  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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Nazareth-NU, La Salle-Lipa seal title tiff

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The finals match was ongoing at press time with Hope and Holy Rosary slugging it out for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Nazareth School of National U clipped Holy Rosary College and silenced the home crowd, scoring a 25-17, 25-13, 25-19 victory to set up a title clash with La Salle-Lipa in the 18-and-under Rebisco Volleyball League at  City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna late Saturday.But while the NSNU girls kept their unbeaten run going, the Batangas squad needed five sets to ward off Hope Christian High School, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 15-8.ADVERTISEMENT We go crazy for our hoop team Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

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CWG 2014: Indian shooters continue medal-winning feats on Day 4

first_imgShreyasi Singh clinched a silver medal in women’s double trap shooting Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh clinched a silver medal while Mohd. Asab managed a bronze as Indian shooters continued their medal-winning feats on the fourth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Sunday.Shreyasi bagged a silver in women’s double trap to give India their eighth medal from shooting, before Asab made it nine by finishing on the podium following a tense shoot-off for the bronze.For both shooters, it was their first Commonwealth Games medal, with Asab winning it in his maiden appearance. For Delhi girl Shreyasi, she made up for the disappointment of failing to win anything in front of her home crowd fours years ago at the Games in the Indian capital.The 22-year-old Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England.Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round to taste success at the Barry Buddon Centre.With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. Shreyasi had rounds of 22 24 23 23.advertisement”I trained in Italy for some time before the Commonwealth Games and that has helped me. I would also like to thank the federation and the government,” Shreyasi said.The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23).In the other event, Punam Yadav clinched India’s seventh medal in the weightlifting event of the Commonwealth Games as she lifted a total of 202kg to claim a bronze in the women’s 63kg category.Punam, who won a bronze in junior Asian Championship early this year, was locked in a gripping battle with Olayuwatoyin Adesanmi and defending champion Obioma Okoli, but the two Nigerian athletes totalled five kilos more than the Indian.last_img read more

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Video: 2 High School Football Players Speared A Referee On Purpose

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two high school football players are in some serious trouble, if we’re to believe that what you see in the below video was done on purpose.According to Deadspin, during a game between Marble Falls and San Antonio John Jay on Friday night, two high school defensive backs (who play for John Jay) targeted an official during live play. One speared him, just before the other dove into him, helmet-first. It’s one of the most ridiculous videos you’ll ever see.The title of the video suggests that it was in retaliation for a “bad call.” If that’s the case, this is reprehensible.Both players were ejected from the contest, and the district is investigating the play.last_img

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The Patriots Dynasty Just Wont Die

Len Dawson19754Doug Flutie20035Warren Moon*20001 5Miami1972-74321739+138.5 9Washington1982-921131653+99.1 6Dallas1968-831621667+125.7 12Green Bay1995-152121619+81.7 This Super Bowl might rank among the most satisfying for Belichick, who originally made his reputation as a football genius with defensive game plans designed to shut down high-powered offenses. A year after his defense gave up 41 points to the Philadelphia Eagles’ backup QB in Super Bowl LII, New England held the Rams — who had averaged 32.9 points per game during the regular season — to a mere 3 points Sunday. L.A. quarterback Jared Goff had nobody to throw to and faced unrelenting pressure all night, recording a ghastly 57.9 passer rating.Belichick’s defenses had tended to be surprisingly mediocre over the back half of New England’s dynasty era, garnering an average seasonal rank of 15th of out 32 teams in ESPN’s Expected Points Added metric from 2008 to 2017. (Instead, they tended to rely on Brady and the offense to carry the load.) But this year’s Patriots were different, ranking seventh in defensive EPA, which made for one of the most well-rounded Patriots teams in a while. And in a year when seemingly anybody who ever met Rams offensive prodigy Sean McVay got hired as an NFL head coach on the spot, Belichick badly outcoached the wunderkind (by McVay’s own admission), unveiling a zone-coverage concept that the Rams hadn’t seen on tape and were completely unprepared for.That defensive master plan helped paper over a mediocre passing game for Brady, who at age 41 had his worst statistical Super Bowl performance, on the heels of a regular season that — while still good — was one of his least impressive of the past decade. There are mitigating factors, of course, including a vastly diminished set of targets as compared with his Randy Moss heyday. And by now, Brady is used to people wondering if he’s about to fall off a cliff every time he has an uninspired game. But he will also be sailing into uncharted territory at age 42 next season, playing at an age when literally no QB in football history has had an effective season: Tom Brady201719Tom Brady201814Warren Moon19985 Brett Favre200916Warren Moon199712Doug Flutie20042 8Denver1996-98321704+103.9 Age 40Age 41Ages 42+ Mean Elo is the harmonic mean of a team’s seasonal blended Elo ratings (which mix the average, final and peak Elo during the season) over the span of the seasons in question.Expected Elo is the mean Elo we’d expect for a generic Super Bowl contender (from a starting Elo of 1617) over the span of the seasons in question. Teams are ranked by how much they exceeded this expectation.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com * DeBerg and Moon were 44 in 1998 and 2000, respectively.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 7Oakland/L.A. Raiders1967-851931654+115.3 V. Testaverde20035Brett Favre20105Steve DeBerg*19981 There are simply no comparisons for what Brady will try to do next year. (Although, to be fair, no quarterback had won six Super Bowls before Brady, either.)And for all of the Pats’ improvement on defense in 2018, they shouldn’t count on it being quite as good next season — defenses tend to regress to the mean much more strongly than offenses between seasons. Add in what (for now) looks a like a relative lack of cap space; several important players (such as Stephen Gostkowski, Malcom Brown, Trent Brown and Trey Flowers) hitting free agency; and speculation about the possible retirement of future Hall of Fame TE Rob Gronkowski,2Which would generate some cap savings but not enough to move New England into the top half of the league in space. and the Pats haters will have plenty to occupy themselves with over the next seven months.But as Sunday proved, the Patriots usually find a way to overcome the mechanisms that are supposed to make dynasties like theirs impossible to sustain. According to futures odds that sportsbooks have already released for next season, the Pats are, at worst, slightly behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the race to win Super Bowl LIV — if not outright favorites. So although there are, as always, plenty of logical reasons to think New England’s dynasty days are numbered, and 31 fan bases hoping we’ll look back at Sunday night as one of their final moments of glory, I’ll believe it when I see it. Until then, Patriots fans should enjoy what they have: We’ve never seen something like this before and probably never will again. 3Dallas1992-95431740+150.7 TeamSpanSeasonsTitlesMean Elovs. Expected 2San Francisco1984-951241706+155.1 13Baltimore2000-141521599+54.6 Brady is headed for uncharted territoryBest seasons (by Approximate Value) for quarterbacks at ages 40, 41 and 42 (or older), 1960-2018 11Green Bay1966-68321688+87.7 1New England2003-181651712+170.5 The Pats are (still) the NFL’s greatest modern dynastyAmong franchises with at least two Super Bowl titles, the most impressive (nonoverlapping) spans of seasons, according to Elo ratings, since 1966 14N.Y. Giants1985-90621627+54.3 S. Jurgensen19747V. Testaverde200410V. Testaverde20052 From ABC News: 10Pittsburgh2004-11821656+93.9 3 others tied4Earl Morrall19752Earl Morrall19761 The 2018 NFL season will be remembered in part for its regular-season offensive explosion and the breakout performances of exciting young players such as MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. But in the end, all of that new stuff faded away. The Patriots won, just like they have six times in the past 18 seasons, and they did it with defense, just like in the very beginning. It was yet another affirmation of a dynasty that continues to reach unprecedented levels of dominance in a sport we keep pretending is designed to produce parity. The only question now is: How much longer can Tom Brady and Bill Belichick keep doing this?Sunday’s Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams was not the prettiest for New England, even if it was the team’s widest margin of victory in a Super Bowl (somehow). Brady had a 71.4 passer rating in the lowest-scoring title game on record. And yet, it counted the same in the legacy column. I recalculated the numbers from my story measuring the most difficult-to-replicate multiseason runs by any franchise, and the Patriots’ stretch from 2003 through 2018 is easily the most dominant in the NFL’s Super Bowl era.1Moving up the list to officially pass … the Pats’ own run from 2003 through 2017. 4Pittsburgh1974-79641712+139.0 PlayerYearAVPlayerYearAVPlayerYearAV read more

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Frimpong on Nasri Hes an idiot

first_imgEmmanuel Frimpong has lambasted his former Arsenal teammate Samir Nasri in a recent interview with the TelegraphThe midfielder, who came through the ranks at youth level for Arsenal, spoke of an incident that had occurred in a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. During the match Frimpong had been sent off with Nasri, who was on the verge of joining Manchester City at the time, being highly-critical of the Ghanaian. “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected Wenger to be really angry,” said Frimpong. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. “I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. ““He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Frimpong later recalled another incident, later in the season, which had seen both men involved in a clash during a Carling Cup game at the Emirates. “People never really understand why that happened but I don’t like the guy,” he said. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.”last_img read more

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Andre Silva unsure if he will remain at Sevilla

first_imgSevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.last_img read more

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Mexico to let migrants remain while US asylum claims proceed

first_img Posted: December 20, 2018 AP, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has agreed to a U.S. proposal to let third-country migrants remain in or be returned to Mexico while their claims for asylum in the United States are being processed.The decision was a historic one for Mexico, which has traditionally refused to accept the return of any migrants who aren’t Mexican.Mexico’s Foreign relations Department said Thursday the move is a temporary, humanitarian measure.The deal, released by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Thursday.The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has been struggling with an increase in asylum claims and limits on its ability to detain asylum seekers. Updated: 8:46 PM AP, KUSI Newsroom center_img Mexico to let migrants remain while US asylum claims proceed December 20, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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