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PATCHing Teams

I explained the current PATCH methodology in my previous post. Today I’m going to do a deep dive into how PATCH views the current teams in the EPL. 1,537 more words

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Defending your PATCH

Here is Chelsea defending against West Brom in their 2-2 draw this season:

If I’m pointing you to this post from Twitter, it’s likely that you’ve asked, with varying degrees of alarm, what the hell you’re looking at with a chart like above. 1,850 more words

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Gary Neville's Red Wedding

As an Evertonian, I was fascinated when Moyes went to Real Sociedad. The great Howard Kendall had enjoyed a wonderful spell in the Basque country, and Moyes seemed to start off comfortably enough. 1,080 more words

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Mid-Season Goalkeeper Review

Having descended into the quagmire of defensive metrics and never really returned, I thought it was about time to break my 2016 duck and publish something. 298 more words

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Expected Goals' Greatest Partnerships

I thought it would be fun to have a look at players that had great chemistry through the years. Specifically: which two players generated the highest average chance quality when one passed to the other to shoot? 248 more words

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The Case of the Missing Throughball, and Other Mysteries

Ben Torvaney noted last night that the number of throughballs per game looks like it’s been going down. It’s a pretty pronounced trend: 503 more words

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EGMAYO, An Injury Impact Metric

Different injuries have different impacts. In this article I am going to look at how historical injuries have affected teams from the perspective of expected goals. 507 more words

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