Some more interesting stuff from Colin over at Championship At Best.
He’s looked at how unlucky/lucky our players are in creating chances to see who’s involved in our playmaking. His conclusions are here:
The lucky ones:
Konchesky and Pantsil are obvious choices because they are full backs so they are rarely involved in the final stages of moves. Nevland also works because he’s hardly been on the pitch this season.
The unlucky ones:
Look at the last name on that list. We’ve done the Bobby Zamora debate to death on here. I’m convinced he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his performances. Yes, his lack of goals is a problem but ask Fabio Capello if goals are the be all and end all when he picks Emile Heksey to partner Wayne Rooney up front. Bobby wins more than his fair share in the air and his determination often sets up chances. Let’s just hope that he gets a bit of luck in front of goal sooner rather than later.
And keep looking at Colin’s blog as he says there will be more up tomorrow.
Whats the criteria for unluck or lucky?
I am a Bobby Z supporter but he’s had quite a few chances in front of goal this season and to put his lack of goals down to bad luck is inaccurate at best.
We are not scoring many goals – so Zamora is ineffectual in the whole scenario. We do not have a Lampard, or Rooney for him to lay the ball back to.