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
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
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
I have recently been reading quite a lot about the statistical analysis of football. Two sites I’ve found particularly interesting are: Continue reading