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

A Tactical Look at Ryan Mason’s Managerial Debut

Article by Ben Griffis Ryan Mason, whose career ended after a life-threatening head injury in January 2017, took over at Spurs on April 19th after José Mourinho was sacked. The Tottenham academy graduate and Enfield native took charge of his first senior match 2 days later against Southampton. While he coached in the Spurs youth… Read More A Tactical Look at Ryan Mason’s Managerial Debut

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