Category Archives: Premier League

Premier League permutations: 14-15 Jan

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What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the Champions League places, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination of results to work

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Form tables, 10 Jan 2017

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It’s been a while since I last updated the form graphics (explained here) so, in advance of the full domestic league schedule starting up again this weekend, here are the latest versions for the top four divisions, along with some observations. Premier League Man Utd look pretty comfortable at the moment, having dominated in five of their last six wins (the odd one

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Using scatter graphics to compare the big four European leagues

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I’ve updated my scatter graphics for the major European leagues this week and I thought that while I was at it I’d have a bit more fun by smashing some of the graphics together to allow comparisons across different divisions. Unfortunately putting more than four divisions on these makes them unreadable (as a lot of average teams get crammed into

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Premier League permutations: 2-4 Jan

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What’s possible Here are the highest and lowest possible positions that each club can occupy after the forthcoming round of fixtures. I’ve drawn lines under the Champions League places, mid-table and the last spot above the relegation zone on both “axes” for ease of reference. These graphics are explained here, but in a nutshell I crunch through every possible combination of results to work

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How much time has each club’s most-used 11 players spent on the pitch together?

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The short answer is a lot less than you might think. When Leicester and Burnley won the Premier League and Championship titles last season using a small core group of players, I wrote some code to work out how long their most-used combination of 11 players had been on the pitch together, expecting a ridiculously high number. While no club in

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