@ChrisJLilley

I am a financial performance analyst turned part-time sports analyst. You can follow me on twitter: @ChrisJLilley or check out my own blog: http://thepowerof11.wordpress.com

Dribbling Wizardry: Premier League 2012-13 so far | Stats Analysis

Dribbling Wizardry: Premier League 2012-13 so far | Stats Analysis

Dribbling is a much-admired skill in football. The best in the game are fixed into the history of the sport: players like Stanley Matthews, George Best and Diego Maradona are remembered for their almost superhuman ability to leave defenders trailing in their wake. Beating defenders one-on-one excites a crowd in a way only shots and goals can match, but in the same way that a poor effort on goal from a good position can frustrate supporters, losing the ball when …
Room at the top: experimental Premier League tables | Stats Analysis

Room at the top: experimental Premier League tables | Stats Analysis

In this post I have published a few simple Premier League team stats with consideration to the insight they provide in relation to the current league table.  It can be an interesting exercise to review certain measures and analyse their efficacy in explaining team performance. These types of stats should be taken with a decent pinch of salt, because at this stage in the season (and even after 38 games) the statistics are dynamic and the sample size is small …
Feeding off scraps? | Striker Stats Analysis from bottom 5 clubs

Feeding off scraps? | Striker Stats Analysis from bottom 5 clubs

Having looked at the top scoring strikers in the league in my previous post on the race for the golden boot, I now turn my attention to shooting statistics for the leading target men at teams in the bottom half of the table.  Players for these teams often ply their trade as lone strikers, with less than average support from midfield.  As a result, the pressure on them to score every gilt-edged chance is high since every goal is precious for their club's …
Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu

Golden Boot Race: Graphical Analysis of Suarez, Defoe, RVP, Ba & Michu