Category Archives: Premier League

Attack breakdowns: Premier League, 31 Dec 2018

Now that we’re (roughly) at the halfway stage of the season, I thought it was worth updating the club-by-club attack breakdowns. These are explained in detail here, but in summary they are simple scatter graphics that work as follows: Explanation Each graphic shows a club’s main attacking players: those who have: Featured for at least a quarter of their total pitch

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Squad usage: Premier League, 31 Dec 2018

Continuing the splurge of roughly-halfway-through-the-season graphics, here’s a summary and a club-by-club breakdown of how each club has used their squad. It’s sorted by how many different players each club has used (with the number who started a match used as a tie-breaker), but also shows the average number of changes to their starting XI, the number of minutes played

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Squad age profiles: 30 Dec 2018

Now that we’re roughly halfway through the season, I thought that it was worth updating the squad age profiles, which give a compact and colourful look at the age of players deployed by each club. Hopefully they’re fairly self-explanatory, but here’s a quick summary anyway: For each club I’ve added up all the league minutes played by every player this

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Premier League trends, 31 Dec 2018

Now that we’re roughly halfway through the season, I thought that it was about time I updated the long-term trend graphics to see how each club fared throughout their last two-and-a-bit seasons. These are explained in full here and briefly below. Explanation These are adapted from a very similar design by the excellent Swedish blogger Zorba138 intended to track a club’s long-term

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Visual Cann tables: 11 Dec 2018

Today I’m switching another visualisation on that I completely forgot about, namely the visual league tables (which are explained here if you haven’t seen them before). Put simply, they’re intended as a more useful way of looking at the league table by separating the teams in proportion to how many points they’re on course to win over the season. There are

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