Category Archives: Players

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

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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A quick comparison of England’s top goalscorers

As we’re almost halfway through the season, I thought it was about time I revisited this graphic from early October comparing the leading goalscorers. What I’ve done below for each player with at least eight non-penalty league goals (chosen as a cut-off simply because it gave me a good number of players to compare) is to measure their goals scored (from left

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