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StatsBomb: What happened to Everton?

30/06/2015  Comments (5)  jump
An eclectic analysis of Everton's poor season, told through the all-too accurately named "Stats Bomb" approach of in-depth numerical analysis for team and player performance, told in a bewildering set of arcane abbreviations and acronyms. If you can't get far with this piece, the Stat Definitions page at StatsBomb may help...

With thanks to David Chait

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David Chait
1 Posted 30/06/2015 at 15:36:38
In case you need a reason for why we need a creative Number 10 this is a must read!

Brilliant analysis!

David Chait
2 Posted 30/06/2015 at 18:05:29
The most telling stat for me was the shots vs key passes. Every single one of our attacking players would rather shoot than pass. This is not news to us but seeing it in numbers and then comparing it to Ozil floored me!

One reason I said we should give players bonuses on what we want from them, ie, Pay Deulofeu a lot more for assists than goals. But none of our players have in their DNA to lay it off.

Paul Kossoff
3 Posted 30/06/2015 at 18:24:23
Statistics mean very little at the end of season, its what you win and where you finish. Look at Man Utd, they stank and finished 4th, should we factor in pure luck as a statistic?
Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 30/06/2015 at 19:48:15
I thought our problem was that we spent too long passing the ball around the opposition penalty area before making a killer pass, which would inevitably be intercepted because they had time to group up and mark, leading our players to have a pop form the edge, out of frustration more than anything.

I wonÂ’t ask which stat covers this particular malarkey.

James Flynn
5 Posted 30/06/2015 at 20:44:40
Interesting read David. Thanks.

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