Saturdays On Couch

Saturdays on Couch
Understanding what happens in the Premier League
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  • Defensive Passing Patterns
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Which teams force opponents into familiar patterns over and over this year so far? I clustered all open play passes into 100 different types and looked at z-scores to see which teams and pass types po...
  • Trying to measure individual defense
    08 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The OG individual defense post is definitely from Thom Lawrence, called PATCH. He was one of the great posters ever in football analytics and a really nice and smart guy also, sadly been blocked for y...
  • Ball Progression Report: Arsenal, Villa, Brentford, and Brighton
    21 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Explanation of categories Progression: how many yards toward goal a player progresses through carries/passes per 90 minutes. Percentile is in group Efficiency: yards progressed per ball loss Receiving...
  • Manchester United's First 5 Games
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Progression Podium Points 7: Pogba 6: Matic 5: Shaw 4: Varane 3: Lindelof, Maguire 2: McTominay 1: Fernandes Gold Shot Buildup Involvement 9: Fernandes, Greenwood 8: Pogba 2: Matic, Ronaldo Receiving ...
  • Wolves First Three Games
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Wolves map…not West Ham Progression Podium Points 6: Neves, Saiss 5: Marcal 1: Hoever Shot Buildup Involvement Podium Points 8: Traore 4: Neves 3: Jimenez 2: Kilman 1: Marcal Receiving Podium Points 7...
  • West Ham's First Three Games
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Progression Podium Points 7: Rice 5: Coufal 3: Fornals, Cresswell Shot Buildup Podium Points 7: Fornals 6: Antonio 2: Cresswell, Soucek 1: Rice Receiving Progression Points 6: Benrahma 5: Antonio 4: S...
  • Crystal Palace's First Three Games
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Progression Podium Points 5: Guehi 4: Andersen, Ward 3: Mitchell 2: Guehi 1: Zaha, Kouyate Shot Buildup Involvement Podium Points 5: McArthur 3: Ayew, Benteke, Zaha 2: Ward 1: Schlupp Receiving Podium...
  • Southampton's First Three Games
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Progression Podium Points 7: Djenepo 6: Salisu 3: Livramento 2: Walker-Peters 1: Stephens, Ward-Prowse Shot Buildup Involvement Podium Points 5: Armstrong 4: Romeu 3: Ward-Prowse, Djenepo 2: Adams 1: ...
  • Leeds First Three Games
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Progression Podium Points 9: Ayling 4: Raphinha 3: Harrison 1: Llorente, Firpo Shot Buildup Involvement Podium Points 6: Raphinha 3: Phillips, Klich, Harrison 2: Ayling 1: Dallas Receiving Podium Poin...
  • Brentford's First Three Games
    06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Progression Podium Points 8: Raya 4: Pinnock, Canos 1: Norgaard, Onyeka Shot Buildup Involvement Podium Points 5: Toney, Canos 3: Mbuemo 2: Onyeka, Henry 1: Norgaard Receiving Podium Points 7: Toney 5...
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