Tag Archives: Statistics

Premier League review by the numbers

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?

Teams

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

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A look at how Pochettino’s Spurs have changed this season through statistics

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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?
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Premier League pass completion statistics – Manchester United, Manchester City top

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

Premier League Stats – Aggression vs Possession

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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