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Goals, Assists, xG & xA. What of it?

Goals, Assists, xG & xA. What of it?

Earlier in the week we looked at expected goals (xG) in the Premier League so far this season. Here we have a look at the expected goals + expected assists (xA) versus the actual goals and assists for 18/19 so far (after 22 games): (data source: Wyscout; graphic...
xG Total; season so far 18/19

xG Total; season so far 18/19

Chris and I have tended to have differences of opinion when it comes to using statistics in football, though in recent years I have found myself warming up to the idea of using certain metrics to analyse the game.That said, I still enjoy the old adage that...
Fighting on two fronts

Fighting on two fronts

Fans have been divided on social media as to whether going out of the FA Cup is a good thing or not. Going out of both domestic cups at the first time of asking seems bleak, but could it be a blessing in disguise?Losing football matches is never enjoyable, but on this...
Champions League last 16…

Champions League last 16…

It’s Liverpool vs Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League. Two European super powers going head to head for the first time in 18 years.In what looks to be the clash of the round, Klopp will return to the Allianz Arena for the first time in 5 years....
Top of the league!

Top of the league!

10 years ago was when I last felt like this about a Liverpool team. Forget the mad surges of scintillating attacking football we were blessed with in the latter parts of 13/14 and 17/18. 10 years ago, when Rafa Benitez had a side of world class footballers throughout....