Premier League Expected Goals (xG) by Team for the 2019/20 Season


Analyzing Expected Goals (xG) for the 2019/20 Premier League Season We’re almost 70% of the way through the Premier League season and it’s been quite a ride so far. Sheffield United are turning into the neutral’s favourite team right now as they occupy a European spot (and perhaps might even challenge Chelsea for a Champions…

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You Alright, Harry? A Look at the Numbers Behind Harry Kane’s Apparent Decline


Introduction Let’s get this out of the way – I’m a huge Harry Kane fan. I love his unassuming demeanour on the pitch and his will to fight for every scrap, regardless of the scoreline. Ever since Mauricio Pochettino let him off the leash in 2014 ahead of the much maligned and widely unloved Roberto…

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Football Analytics 101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Expected Goals (xG) Metric


New to analytics and data science? Interested in finding out how these metrics work in football? Heard of the term ‘xG’ but aren’t sure how it works? You’ve come to the right place! Introduction Analytics is revolutionizing sports as we know it. I’ve been following the analytics trend in American sports for the last decade,…

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