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ToffeeLinks 05/10/2012: Back After Odjidja-Ofoe and Statistics Galore

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A look at a couple of analyses and statistics on Everton's hot start and a familiar possible January move.

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Looks like Moyes is again looking to get Odjidja-Ofoe on loan, this time in January to add some depth (and loads of talent) to a squad that is starting to get a lot of hype.

There are also a lot of analysis that has begun on this year's form and why we have started off much better than the last couple. Most of it has to do with an increase in shots and much better passing accuracy but it's pretty much an increase in most facets of the game. Most efficiency stats have increased, remarkably. This is a good sign because it means we have a more complete team, and if one aspect starts to get shaky, our team shouldn't implode (hopefully).

Most of the links below should be statistics based analyses on the first six matches.

On to the links:

Everton line up move for Bruges midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe | Mail Online
"Everton manager David Moyes is ready to bolster his push for a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League with a New Year move for Belgium midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe." -- Looks like we are back after the Belgian after the first move fell. We definitely need some depth at midfield more than any other position at the moment.

EPL Opta Stats | Everton's Passing Upgrade
"A look at how Everton's passing game has advanced over the previous year." -- There's some pretty good stats in here (from eplindex.com) that says our passing efficiency has increased dramatically from last year.

Dark Horses Everton Lead The Way | Stats ComparisonEPL Opta Stats & Blog | eplindex.com soccer stats
'After a blistering start, Luke O'Farrell looks at the major improvements in Everton's football for EPLIndex." -- Another stats look, especially at chances created and shots.

United, Fulham, Everton and City on top as goals flow at record pace " Sporting Intelligence
--It's early, but the goals are flowing at a record pace in the Premier League. The weirdest thing is that Everton is third in goals scored with 12 (tied with Man City and behind Man U and Fulham).