The Premier League Financial Effect: Huddersfield Town Case Study

What effect does the Premier League have on newly-promoted clubs’ finances? This article shows the astronomical increases in revenue resulting from promotion to the Premier League compared to promotion to the Championship or League One. Further, we can see how relegation back to the Championship effects revenue using Huddersfield as the example case.… Read More The Premier League Financial Effect: Huddersfield Town Case Study

Tottenham’s Center Back Situation: An In-Depth Analysis of Spurs’ Current Center Backs and Rumored Transfers

Spurs’ major weakness is their lack of a top-tier center back. So far this summer they have been linked with Lille’s Sven Botman, Inter’s Milan Škriniar, Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Sevilla’s Jules Koundé. This article details and compares each players’ 2020/21 statistics to shed light on which player Spurs should prioritize.… Read More Tottenham’s Center Back Situation: An In-Depth Analysis of Spurs’ Current Center Backs and Rumored Transfers

Marcelo Bielsa’s Tactical Impact: English Championship Shooting Statistics 2015/16 – 2019/20

The primary tactic Marcelo Bielsa uses is a 3-3-1-3. His system is incredibly demanding in all phases of play. This quick analysis shows how Bielsa has had a significant effect on Leeds United’s ability to outshoot opponents and take away their opponent’s home field advantage in the English Championship.… Read More Marcelo Bielsa’s Tactical Impact: English Championship Shooting Statistics 2015/16 – 2019/20

Goal Contribution Performance – Top 5 Leagues

Article by Ben Griffis This article is an expansion of the Ligue 1 Contribution Performance article. It analyzes goal and assist performance, compared to expected goals and assists, of the “Top 5” European leagues: England’s Premier League; Spain’s La Liga; Germany’s Bundesliga; Italy’s Serie A; and France’s Ligue 1, albeit shorter since I’ve already looked… Read More Goal Contribution Performance – Top 5 Leagues

2020-21 Ligue 1 Actual vs Expected Goal Contribution Performance

Article by Ben Griffis This article takes an analytical look at player attacking performance in France’s Ligue 1 so far this season. I collected data (from understat.com using Python code) on April 19th, after every team played 33 games. Lille currently sit atop the league with 70 points, one point above Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Monaco… Read More 2020-21 Ligue 1 Actual vs Expected Goal Contribution Performance