Statistical Football Analysis

We're big fans of using statistics as much as we can, but our current tools only go so far. Here we do what we can with what we have and make attempts to improve on the current methods of analysis.

Do more shots mean better results?

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Does taking more shots mean that you should be expecting better results?

2011/12 Chelsea Statistics - Plus/Minus: Partnerships and Combinations

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Finishing up the series on Chelsea FC's 2011/12 Plus/Minus statistics, let's take a look at specific partnerships and player combinations that were used last season.

Dispelling Myths: John Obi Mikel always passes it sideways

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A look at John Obi Mikel and his passing tendencies

2011/12 Chelsea Statistics - Plus/Minus: Players, Positions

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Previously...[Minutes], [Goals], [Assists, Addendum], [+/- Part I] Having seen how the two 2011-12 Chelsea managers' chosen formations stacked up against each other in Part 1, let's look at how C...

2011/12 Chelsea Statistics - Plus/Minus: Formations, Managers

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At the beginning of the summer, I had grand plans of posting statistical summaries of Chelsea's historic 2011/12 season. Then as life, death, work, and fun continually (and in varying order)...

Manchester City Launch Groundbreaking Analytics Initiative

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MCFC Analytics represents a new dawn in serious football analysis.

The Nike+ Football System Looks Pretty Incredible

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Nike have filed some very cool looking patents for a new football data tracking system.

Want a fun stat to cheer you up after a loss?

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How does Romelu Lukaku stack up against some of the top goalscorers in the world?

Just How Smart Is adidas' 'Smart Soccer'?

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Chelsea get to be part of the technology revolution in soccer. Hurray!

Football Analytics: Finding Bill James' Cipher - Part III

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Where do we need to go next as far as statistical football analysis is concerned?

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