Stats Tutorial: Expected Goals Contribution

written by – Rangers Report   Photo courtesy of – Stephen Dobson (AFC)

This will be part of an ongoing series that explains the various statistics that I will be making available this season – for every player, from every Scottish Premiership club.  Here is a link to those stats

Expected Goals Contribution

This stat simply combines a player’s Expected Goals totals with their Expected Assists.  This is one of my go-to stats because it can give you a real sense of which players are having the biggest, & most direct impact on a team’s chances of scoring a goal.

Other stats like xG Chain, Secondary Shot Assists, & Establishing Passes can help tell the story of who is part of the build-up to shots….but ultimately Expected Goals Contribution highlights who is having the biggest influence on that final product that leads to chance creation.

  • For more on Expected Goals:  check out this recent article in The Telegraph
  • For Expected Assists: Here is an Opta Pro Blog post from 2015

Here are the leaders in xG Contribution after one week of play:

These stats will be made available for FREE until September 7th.  After that a one-time fee of £15 will be required to get access to the data.  If circumstances change at any point & if I am unable to finish compiling the stats for the entire season than the money will be reimbursed.

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