What is ‘Expected Goals (xG)’ and how can it help analyse a players influence for a team?

Expected goals or as it is more commonly seen in an abbreviated form as xG is a metric that looks to quantify the quality of chances players produced. The reason why xG is becoming more and more common in football is the fact that the game is very low scoring unlike for instance rugby or … More What is ‘Expected Goals (xG)’ and how can it help analyse a players influence for a team?

A Statistical Analysis of Chelsea’s Attacking Players

One of the key distinguishing factors of Lampard’s season so far has been his identity of changing his formation and players to fit the game and the opponent. With injuries plaguing the team and inconsistency in formations and starters, I wanted to take a look at who truly have been the standout attackers of this … More A Statistical Analysis of Chelsea’s Attacking Players