Sortable Tables: Week 30

...ish.

Total Shots Ratio) Otherwise known as Corsi in hockey. This looks at a teams share of the total (missed/blocked/on target) shots count. shots for / total shots (shots f + shots a)

SoTR (shots On Target Ratio) This looks at a teams share of the shots on target count. shots on target f / total shots on target

Fenwick/Unblocked Shots Ratio This looks at a teams share of the shots count with all blocked shots removed. missed shots f + shots on target f / total missed shots + total shots on target

PDO Scoring% (goals/shots on target) + Save % (100-goals against/shots on target against)

Week 30 (Sortable Tables)



All tables set to Close Game State.

TSR

This is each teams share of the shots count. Tied tells us about a teams share of the shots when the score is tied. Close is when the score is tied or within a single goal. Total is all game situations (0-0's or 5-1's etc).

Man City remain tops of the shots chart despite playing what seemed like 300 minutes with just 10 men vs Hull.

Fulham and Cardiff are terrible.

Pos TSR/Corsi Tied Close Total
4 Man City 67.25 64.58 63.35
1 Chelsea 64.34 62.09 62.48
5 Tottenham 61.3 60.03 57.87
8 Southampton 55.74 59.77 59.69
3 Arsenal 62.95 58.2 54.1
6 Everton 55.91 56.74 56.71
9 Newcastle 60.16 56.12 55.52
2 Liverpool 63.38 55.02 56.53
7 Man United 49.52 54.33 53.32
14 Swansea 47.11 50.33 52.28
16 West Brom 42.4 48.83 49.8
15 Norwich 48.09 46.45 44.86
13 Hull 44.35 46.03 45.93
10 Aston Villa 44.36 45.24 47.23
17 Palace 41.59 44.27 45.83
11 Stoke 44.08 42.29 41.79
18 Sunderland 50.18 42.04 42.6
12 West Ham 38.5 40.33 37.88
19 Cardiff 35.71 37.48 38.35
20 Fulham 36.1 35.88 37.47


SoTR

Chelsea, since our last update, have passed Man City. MAn City have 3 games in hand and will likely pass Chelsea once those games have been played. Both are excellent etams.

Looking at Close or Tied SoTR appears to capture the top of the table in its actual order better than any other stat we have.

Pos SoTR Tied Close Total
1 Chelsea 67.18 64.91 65.78
4 Man City 67.03 62.69 62.88
2 Liverpool 64.71 60.79 62.34
3 Arsenal 63.46 60.27 56.99
6 Everton 56.25 57.66 58.04
8 Southampton 55.56 57.21 58.58
5 Tottenham 60.34 57.21 54.31
7 Man United 49.17 54.81 53.31
9 Newcastle 57.26 54.21 54.48
17 Palace 44.44 47.18 45.45
10 Aston Villa 46.72 46.97 47.58
14 Swansea 43.7 46.92 50.83
16 West Brom 39.64 46.63 46.03
15 Norwich 50 46.48 43.8
13 Hull 44.86 44.44 45.74
11 Stoke 42.97 42.17 41.7
12 West Ham 39.84 38.71 37.4
18 Sunderland 43.21 37.31 38.02
20 Fulham 38.78 37.19 37.99
19 Cardiff 33.8 36.75 35.77

PDO

City's scoring% is cooling but save% is improving. PDO creeps up slightly.

West Ham's PDO is bailing them out of some issues they have with shot generation and prevention (TSR).

Newcastle are a pretty good shots team, if their PDO was league average we'd be talking about a run for the top 6.

Poor Norwich and Palace.

Pos Team SC% SAVE% PDO
4 Man City 42.26 72.16 114.43
12 West Ham 34.04 75.48 109.53
3 Arsenal 32.72 76.67 109.38
2 Liverpool 38.58 70.59 109.17
1 Chelsea 32 74.44 106.44
7 Man United 33.33 71.9 105.23
6 Everton 27.21 73.83 101.04
11 Stoke 29.63 70.67 100.3
18 Sunderland 27.96 72 99.96
13 Hull 29.41 69.67 99.08
10 Aston Villa 29.63 68.07 97.7
16 West Brom 30 66.67 96.67
14 Swansea 30.65 64.75 95.4
8 Southampton 30.71 64.42 95.14
5 Tottenham 25.52 69.11 94.62
19 Cardiff 23.47 70.62 94.09
9 Newcastle 24.34 68.25 92.6
20 Fulham 26.09 66.32 92.41
15 Norwich 21.43 67.79 89.21
17 Palace 17.92 69.6 87.52

Injury

Take how many injuries a team has suffered (I take injury info from game previews and run it against the teamsheets from game reviews) and divide them by how many games a team has played. By doing this we get a number which tells us how many injuries a team has suffered per game.

Arsenal are a huge outlier. Chelsea re doing something very interesting with rotation or...? (*a man on the inside of football told me Chelsea are very careful not to release injury info to the press).

Pos Team Injury
3 Arsenal 5.3
10 Aston Villa 4.2
17 Palace 4.2
2 Liverpool 4.1
5 Tottenham 4.1
6 Everton 4
4 Man City 4
12 West Ham 4
7 Man United 3.7
9 Newcastle 3.7
15 Norwich 3.6
14 Swansea 3.2
16 West Brom 3.2
20 Fulham 3
13 Hull 3
18 Sunderland 2.5
8 Southampton 2.1
1 Chelsea 2
11 Stoke 1.9
19 Cardiff 1.5


Counter Attacking Pt II

Another explanation: There is tons of information on the Al Gore regarding how many final third passes a team makes and concedes. There's also quite a few ways to break down the shots that those teams take and concede, including breaking out the shots taken in open play only. If I take final third passes for and divide them by open play shots for we get Final Third Passes Per Shot For/Against.

Those numbers are in the table below and I think it gives us an idea of how quickly (number of passes) a team is able to generate open-play shots. This number may tell us a little about counter-attacking or the ability to effectively break down entrenched defenses.

Newcastle and Liverpool are two teams that require the fewest passes in order to shoot from open play. Arsenal pass the thing to-fucking-death.

In regards to the defensive side of the ball the more passes per shot that the defense forces the less easily penetrable it is, right? And that's a good thing? Maybe that is the case if we think about Chelsea, but what about the *best* team in the league on the defensive side which is Crystal Palace?

Is Crystal Palace's abailty to force the opposition to make 16.7 passes per open-play shot a sign that their defence is entrenched and stubborn and will not be broken easily? Or, does it simply mean they are hemmed in their own end for significant periods of time? Thinking time...

Pos Team Pass Per Shot F Pass Per Shot A
9 Newcastle 9.7 13.4
2 Liverpool 11 13.2
1 Chelsea 11.5 15.1
10 Aston Villa 11.7 14.6
5 Tottenham 12.4 14.3
14 Swansea 13.1 13.1
15 Norwich 13.3 12.6
18 Sunderland 13.4 11.5
11 Stoke 13.5 13.3
20 Fulham 13.7 11.6
4 Man City 13.7 13.6
8 Southampton 13.7 16.5
13 Hull 13.8 14.7
6 Everton 14 12.7
16 West Brom 14 13.3
7 Man United 14.4 12.9
19 Cardiff 14.5 10.8
12 West Ham 15 10.7
17 Palace 15.4 16.7
3 Arsenal 17.8 13.9
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