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
In the last international break I looked at the TSR (total shots ratio) and schedule strength of the 20 teams in the Premier League. TSR is a good indicator of a team’s actual performance after a small number of games. It has some obvious Continue reading
Disclaimer: stats can be misleading and context is important.
- Which Premier League teams have started well and who looks like early relegation candidates?
Total shot ratio or TSR is a simple statistics that can show how a team is performing. Shots are necessarily far more common than goals, so over a small number of games they are less affected by luck. Of course, not every Continue reading
All statistics are from the excellent WhoScored.com.
1. Spurs are putting a lot of pressure on their opponents.
Tottenham are 6th for tackles, 4th for interceptions and 4th for fouls committed in the Premier League this year.
Pochettino likes his teams to press energetically and stop the opponents from having time on the ball. Continue reading
Erik Lamela has had a great start to the season, finally delivering on the promise that saw Spurs pay a club record £30 Million for his services. He was arguably the man of the match in our demolition of QPR, changed the game in Tottenham’s favour with two assists when he came on as a substitute against AEL Limassol and even scored a wonderful goal against World Champions Germany, when called up by Argentina on Friday. A far cry from his injury hit performances last season.
However, amongst the positives there has been one disappointment Continue reading