Weekly Football Data Analytics Roundup for February 20-26
A lot happens in football analytics that doesn’t fit into our normal articles, but is worth knowing about anyway. The many incredible analysts who put their work up online should be noticed, and we’d like to point out a few pieces you may have missed on a weekly basis.
Andy Watson reviews the transfer window
Andy Watson’s Brexitball has been a fascinating series about the British football scene and how it adapts to the changes in regulations caused by Brexit. This time he gets to do more than predict, but actually analyze what happened. The entire series is obviously recommended, but this specific piece is different enough to be noted.
A Kevin DeBruyne Scouting Report
We’ve mentioned, many times, how Kevin DeBruyne used data. However, his data was personalized, for his own personal use. The Coaches’ Voice has democratized Kevin DeBruyne’s data with a scouting report showing just how good a player he is.
Sezer Unar discusses the 3-4-3
With many different clubs trying to replicate Pep Guardiola’s terrific run with Barca, Sezer Unar looks at how they did it wrong, and the specifics of the 3-4-3 formation. He discusses team compositions, shows examples, and arrives at a conclusion about a missing piece in those clubs that failed to utilize the 3-4-3 properly.
Anuraag Kulkarni shows Christopher Nkunku’s strength
Looking at one of the up and coming stars of the Bundesliga, Kulkarni uses footage and visualizations to show how Christopher Nkunku is an excellent player and how strong he is in FC Leipzig - and where he might go next.
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