The Creative Formula: Silva, Coutinho, Mata, Hazard, Eriksen

The Creative Formula: Silva, Coutinho, Mata, Hazard, Eriksen

The strikers grab the headlines, but coming more and more into footballing trends are the species of creative midfielders. It's these tricky terrors that have took the Premier League by storm, and are making the English game exciting and aggressive in many ways. Coutinho Current League leaders Liverpool have had an astonishing season, and their new counter-attacking method is ripping teams apart. Even when sometimes they need to work their way through the back walls of defences, there is one skilful …
Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Following on from Statto's article looking at the players to create the most clear cut chances this season, we take a look at how well the strikers have done in front of goal converting these clear cut chances. So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] Basically, a clear-cut chance is a  “sitter”. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty – basically …
Clear-Cut Chances Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Negredo, Chadli et al Comparison

Clear-Cut Chances Stats | Ramsey, Suarez, Negredo, Chadli et al Comparison

So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] I'd like to call them "sitters" because it's an easier way of describing it to the football fan out there. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty - basically any free shot on goal for a player who is un-marked and only has the keeper to beat. The table below can be …
Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

Passes per Chance Created | Alternative look at Premier League Creativity

A quick analysis for you today - we've recently been analysing players using a statistic that indicates which players are creating chances with the least number of passes. Each chance has to be created via a pass and this is an interesting way to see which players are creating chances the most often in terms of their passes. We usually analyse using the minutes stats so we'd have minutes per chance created but using the number of passes also is …
Which team creates & converts the most Clear Cut Chances? | Stats Analysis

Which team creates & converts the most Clear Cut Chances? | Stats Analysis

This article takes a look at which teams are creating the most clear-cut chances this season; which teams make the most of these chances; and which teams are the most reliant on clear-cut chances to score their goals. A clear-cut chance can be defined as a situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score, usually in a one-on-one situation, or from very close range.  It also includes penalties and is generally related to when a player has a …
Creativity Stats | Premier League's Top Clear Cut Chance Creators

Creativity Stats | Premier League's Top Clear Cut Chance Creators

So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] I'd like to call them "sitters" because it's an easier way of describing it to the football fan out there. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty - basically any free shot on goal for a player who is un-marked and only has the keeper to beat. We will also be looking …
EPL's Top Players So Far | Clear-Cut Chances faced & Creativity Frequency!

EPL's Top Players So Far | Clear-Cut Chances faced & Creativity Frequency!

Match Day 16 is complete in the Premier League and as we edge closer to the half way point we thought we'd give you an update on some of the very interesting stats from our Stats Centre's Top Stats Area. In this short article we're going to look at the number of clear-cut chances that strikers have faced this season - we'll let you know which players have faced the most and their conversion rates. We'll also be looking at …
Clear-Cut Chances - Hits And Misses | Opta Stats Analysis

Clear-Cut Chances - Hits And Misses | Opta Stats Analysis

Last weekend, after Arsenal lost against QPR, many Gooners might have shared a wistful moment reminiscing the chance Robin van Persie missed. Those who don the blue of Chelsea probably look back at this Torres miss early in the season and wonder if everything would have been different had that gone in and led to a comeback against United. The Kop faithful will undoubtedly feel their side can win any argument regarding missed opportunities. Indeed, almost every single football fan, …