The PL 13/14: Average Forward Output Per Team

Laurence Griffiths

If we take each teams forward group (9's and 10's) and add up things like minutes played, shots, shots on target etc. we can calculate the average forward output per 90 minutes for each team.

This is an experimental piece, and I wouldn't put too much stock into its results. The table below shows us a forwards output per 90 minutes for each team. It likely tells us more about the talent on each team, and maybe a little about how teams use their forwards in terms of tactics.

An example of those tactical effects may well be Chelsea's low passes p90 number in comparison to the rest of the league, especially when we consider Chelsea are a dominant zone time team who likely pass the ball a lot in the final third.

Talent effects may be present in the shots p90 average output for some of the weaker teams in the league.

Sortable tables

Team Pass per90 Shots SoT Goals Assists Giveaways KP
Arsenal 33.3 3.3 1.1 0.46 0.22 5.1 1.14
Villa 33.2 2.3 1 0.34 0.08 5.3 1.64
Cardiff 24.2 1.9 0.6 0.16 0.07 4.2 1.03
Chelsea 24 3.8 1.4 0.48 0.20 4.1 1.47
Crystal Palace 29.3 1.6 0.6 0.22 0.07 4.1 1.22
Everton 26.6 3.3 1.5 0.49 0.20 3.6 1.04
Fulham 27.2 1.5 0.7 0.13 0.11 3.3 1.01
Hull 28.1 2.1 0.8 0.15 0.11 3.7 0.84
Liverpool 34.5 4.8 2.1 0.90 0.33 4.4 2.00
Man City 31.8 4.4 1.9 0.70 0.18 3.9 1.47
Man United 34.6 3.2 1.3 0.55 0.24 4 1.38
Newcastle 30.7 2.8 1 0.29 0.10 3.6 1.23
Norwich 23.8 1.8 0.6 0.13 0.13 3.5 1.34
Southampton 29.1 3.2 1.2 0.39 0.18 4.4 1.10
Stoke 29.7 1.7 0.7 0.17 0.13 4.6 1.02
Sunderland 24.1 2 0.7 0.19 0.05 4.4 0.81
Swansea 31.4 3.3 1.1 0.30 0.15 3.8 1.17
Tottenham 31.5 2.8 1 0.31 0.17 4.9 1.50
West Brom 25.8 2.2 0.7 0.24 0.10 4.4 1.23
West Ham 27.3 3 1 0.31 0.17 4.8 1.04

This piece is far from perfect, but I'll post it here for people to pick apart. It's likely that this is no more than mere trivia. Still, it is interesting to see what the average forward output looks like for each Premier League team.

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