We’re three games into the Premier League campaign and it’s still far too early to make any confident predictions but what interesting statistics have emerged so far?
New boys, Huddersfield lead the tackle count with 69. It looks like David Wagner has continued with the aggressive pressing style that served him so well in the Championship. In second place is another fan of the Gegenpress, Jurgen Klopp, whose Liverpool side sit on 63. Continue reading
With just four games remaining, it looks like this year’s Premier League is a two horse race. Tottenham and Leicester have surprised everyone this year but who will take the final prize? Continue reading
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