Category Archives: League 1

Squad retention, 1 September 2021

Now that the transfer window has closed I can lock down (hopefully) definitive versions of the squad churn graphics I’ve been updating during the summer. I say ‘hopefully’ because there are always a few I miss or aren’t widely reported, so apologies if this has happened. I’ve harvested the data from the official retained lists, the BBC transfer page, Transfermarkt,

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Fixture difficulty matrices, 5 Aug 2021

Following their initial creation back on fixture release day, I’ve updated my fixture difficulty matrices to factor in the latest 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 and

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Squad churn, 5 July 2021

As is usual over the summer, I’ve been tracking how much each Premier League and EFL squad has changed since last season. I’ve harvested the data from the official retained lists, the BBC transfer page, Transfermarkt and a variety of Twitter sources, so hopefully I haven’t missed anything. You can see the all the data I’ve compiled in a Google

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