A review of final third passing data | Stats Analysis

A review of final third passing data | Stats Analysis

I wrote a few weeks ago about the correlation between goals and final third passing and I think it would be a good time to review the current data as we come to the end of the year. If you look at the table at the bottom of the page you will see that Man City have attempted the most final-third passes 3759(FTP) so far this season, have completed the most final-third passes (FTP C) and have the highest % …
The Relationship between Final Third Passing & Goals so far 12/13

The Relationship between Final Third Passing & Goals so far 12/13

Please note that Sunderland and Reading have only played 8 games and all other teams have played 9. If you look at the table at the bottom of the page you will see that Arsenal have attempted the most final-third passes 1599(FTP) so far this season, have completed the most final-third passes (FTP C) and have the highest % completion of final-third passes (FTP C). Fulham are the most accurate and in their 9 games they have averaged 1 goal …
Man City: Away day Blues | Opta Stats Analysis

Man City: Away day Blues | Opta Stats Analysis

In falling to a 1-0 defeat against Swansea at The Liberty Stadium last Sunday Manchester City – courtesy of cross-city rivals United’s win against West Brom – fell to second place in the Premier League table after a lengthy run in first place. In many ways it may have been some time coming. Despite maintaining a record 100% home record this season – a record-breaking 14 games (19 all told stretching back to 2010/11) – City have struggled of late …
Premier League Passing Trends 2011/12

Premier League Passing Trends 2011/12

Pass completion statistics are fast becoming a popular measure of player evaluation, no doubt aided by the fact that Barcelona have set a benchmark at the top of club football. Like all statistics though, and perhaps even more so for passing data, more context is required, particularly when you note thatLeon Britton has trumped Xavi in the pass completion stakes so far this season. However, looking at the other numbers it’s clear to see why Xavi is a Champions League …