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)
Week 30 (Sortable Tables)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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