Category Archives: League 1

Squad retention, 8 July 2022

With the transfer window in full swing I’ve been keeping tabs on how much each Premier League and EFL squad is changing as usual. I’ve harvested the data from the official retained lists, the BBC transfer page, Transfermarkt, Twitter and matchday squads from this season, so hopefully I haven’t missed anyone. You can see the all the information that I’ve

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Fixture difficulty matrices: 2022-23

As usual, I’ve taken the newly-released fixtures for the Premier League and EFL and combined them with an aggregation of leading bookmakers’ odds to visualise where each club’s tough and easy matches appear to be next season. Each row in the matrix below lists a club’s league matches in chronological order, colour-coded based on how difficult they appear to be

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Scatter graphics: League 1, 2021-22

Now that the season is over (barring play-offs which I exclude for consistency), I can create final versions of the scatter graphics. These compare the attacking and defensive performances of every team in a division – each of the four graphics is explained briefly below and at length here. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots

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