Tag Archives: Stats

Kane, Costa, Aguero and Vardy – a statistical tale of four strikers

KaneScoresAgainstArsenal

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

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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 – who’s performed well so far and who’s had the toughest schedule?

Premier League Stats

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

Stats show Vertonghen and Sandro key for Spurs

Sandro Ranieri, Photo: Egghead06 Wikimedia

Vertonghen and Sandro have been out injured for a considerable time but both made promising appearances in a reserve game last week and have a chance of making the squad for the Manchester City game. Most Spurs fans would agree that they are key players for Tottenham but do the stats back this up?

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