Welcome to the greatest soap opera of 2021! The winner gets a starting spot in one of the most coveted… Read more Euro 2020: The Numbers Behind Why Trent Alexander Arnold Should be Starting for England at Right-Back
I’ll admit it – I was quite sceptical of Luke Shaw’s recovery after he broke his leg against PSV Eindhoven… Read more Analyzing Luke Shaw’s 2020/21 Season – A Transcendent Left-Back has Arrived
Anthony Martial is a prodigious talent, mesmerizing and hypnotizing in equal measure. He can get you off your seat with… Read more What’s Ailing Anthony Martial? Here’s What the Numbers Tell Us
Welcome to the xGreenwood World The Premier League’s “Project Restart” is going swimmingly well for Manchester United’s teenage sensation Mason… Read more How Good is Mason Greenwood? Here’s what the Underlying Numbers Tell Us
Introduction It’s easy to measure the attacking output of a team or an individual player in any sport. We have… Read more Measuring the ‘High Press’ in Football: Which Team has the Best High Press in Europe?
Thought Eden Hazard’s final year at Chelsea was good? These numbers, including advanced stats, all point to a phenomenal year, exceeding all previous expectations.
The Highs and Lows of Being a Goalkeeper The goalkeeper’s fraternity lives by its own set of rules. This is… Read more Jan Oblak vs. David de Gea vs. Manuel Neuer vs. Alisson – Which Goalkeeper Takes the (Analytics) Crown?
Analyzing Expected Goals (xG) for the 2019/20 Premier League Season We’re almost 70% of the way through the Premier League… Read more Premier League Expected Goals (xG) by Team for the 2019/20 Season
Introduction Let’s get this out of the way – I’m a huge Harry Kane fan. I love his unassuming demeanour… Read more You Alright, Harry? A Look at the Numbers Behind Harry Kane’s Apparent Decline
New to analytics and data science? Interested in finding out how these metrics work in football? Heard of the term… Read more Football Analytics 101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Expected Goals (xG) Metric