Player ratings & other stats from Rangers closed door loss to St. Johnstone

written by – Rangers Report 

St. Johnstone 1   Rangers 0   closed door friendly

Expected Goals:  Rangers 1.9  St. Johnstone 0.5

Rangers xG Ratio:  80%

Rangers Total Shots Ratio:  68%

Rangers Scoring Chance Ratio:  100%

OSCR Player Ratings

This stat functions like a Game Score for hockey or basketball & is an attempt to create a single number to indicate to what extent a player contributed offensively to his team’s chances of winning the match.  It was first introduced in this post.

  • Josh Windass came into the match for the dismissed Kranjcar & went on to be the best offensive player on the pitch, contributing five key passes & two shots.
  • Tavernier’s rating is buoyed by two crosses that set up headers within the six-yard box from Herrera.  He also led the team with four shots.
  • Graham Dorrans had two scoring chances (both set up by a Josh Windass pass) & led the team with eleven controlled zone entries
  • It was a quiet match offensively for Kenny Miller & Lee Wallace.
Not an actual photo from a ‘closed door’ friendly

  • The good news is that so many players were involved with ten players having more than 2+ shots &/or key passes combined.
  • Waghorn came on & had a real impact on the match with a shot & two key passes.
  • As a team, only 38% of Rangers 16 unblocked shots forced the keeper into a save.  Part of the poor shot accuracy came from the fact that 44% of the team’s unblocked shots came from outside the box.  Inside the box, 44% of the unblocked shots were on target (still a poor rate).

  • The same players are topping each of these lists.
  • On a positive note, in the last match I tracked (the Progres debacle) most of the team’s shots originated from set plays & only four came from open play.  Against St. Johnstone, 14 of the 17 shots came from open play.  #progress

  • Ryan Jack played a significant role in the build-up play tallying a combined four Secondary Shot Assists & Key Passes.
  • Also notice that Dorrans & Lee Wallace each had three Establishing Passes
  • 79% of the shots from open play included at least three passes in the build-up.

xG Chain was introduced & defined  by Ted Knutson & Thom Lawrence in this post.  My version is modified to only include the three passes leading up to a shot (key pass, secondary shot assist & establishing pass).  Welcome to DIY stats!

  • You can see that Tavernier vaulted to the top of this chart, as his build-up play also led to quality scoring chances.
  • Ryan Jack’s previously mentioned build-up play were key contributions to four shots, including two scoring chances.

In the next post, I’ll share the data from the entires into the final third…but first off to watch Dunkirk.


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