This season it feels like Mauricio Pochettino has finally got his Tottenham side playing the way he wants them to. There’s been a definite progression from last year. But do Spurs’ underlying numbers support this assertion?
In last season’s Premier League, three strikers stood head and shoulders above the rest.
The established star – Sergio Aguero. The new arrival – Diego Costa. And the young upstart – Harry Kane. Continue reading
It’s the international break and there’s no Premier League football. We’re eight games in, so it’s a good time to look at how the teams are fairing using some fairly crude statistics – shot ratios. Continue reading
I recently took a more maths based look at pass completion percentages and how useful they are in my stats blog. If you’re interested see here. While they don’t seem a very good indicator of success, they do provide a useful idea of a team’s style. Continue reading
Yesterday, I investigated Premier League shot ratios to get an idea of how each side has performed so far this season.
Next, I want to take a closer look at differences between styles of play. Below I have plotted a graph of Continue reading
It’s FA Cup week and there’s no Premier League, so I thought I’d take a statistical look at how the season’s taking shape. This is the first of two articles, in the second I will be trying to categorise teams’ style of play based on some basic metrics.
Let’s see how the statistics suggest each of the 20 teams is performing and how Continue reading
Back in September I looked at some interesting statistics that gave an insight into Spurs early season fortunes. So how have things changed? Continue reading