Our graphics wizard, Mike Driggs, has developed a DIY tool to compare players. It’s a graph that fans of Football Manager & those of you used to seeing statistical presentations from other leagues will be very accustomed to seeing.
Yes, we acknowledge that it is a bit absurd to be using offensive statistics to be comparing full backs. But as all Rangers supporters know, two of the team’s biggest threats this season have been Lee Wallace & James Tavernier.
The statistics include:
Non-penalty goals per 90 minutes
Assists per 90 minutes
Expected Goals per 90 minutes: how many goals each player is expected to score per 90 minutes based on where & how the shot is taken (or another way of looking at it is – what percent chance will a player get a goal over a 90 minute stretch)
Shooting Percentage: what % of shots on target beat the goalie for a goal
Shooting Accuracy: what % of shots are on target (either forcing the goalie into a save or beating him for a goal)
Scoring Chance Percentage: scoring chances are defined as shots taken from a High Danger or Very High Danger area. Basically the heart of the penalty area inwards towards the goal. Then what % of High/Very High Danger shots on target beat the goalie for a goal. In essence, we are measuring how effective of a finisher the player is when they are are in a prime scoring location.
Expected Goals per shot: this is a way to measure how dangerous each players’ shot is on average. This is particularly useful when comparing forwards, not full backs….but let’s just be a little silly.
Shots per 90 minutes
|Player||NPG/90||A/90||xG/90||Sh%||ShAcc||Scoring Chance Sh %||xG/shot||Sh/90|
You can see an interactive version of this graph here.
As always we are open to requests: What other players would you like to see compared using this style of graph? We have the stats for each player in the Championship – so who should we compare next?
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