Statistical Analysis of Midfielders’ Performance in the Current SPFL Season

The Scottish Premier League is replete with professional soccer players from all corners of the country. To make quality predictions and rightfully consider yourself an experienced fan, you should know the names of the best athletes. Statistics allows you to achieve the desired result. Let’s take a look at the leaderboard and find our favorites!

Cold numbers can’t tell you much and give you a clear picture of what’s going on. Therefore, the parsing of each soccer player should be done in context. In the table below, the numbers are averaged according to the team’s total number of assists per game and the number of shots on goal. This allows you to draw more accurate conclusions.

In front of you is a list of the top ten midfielders and wingers of the season, take a look:

Player Team xG Chain/90
Stuart Armstrong Celtic 0.914
Chris Cadden  Motherwell 0.599
Tom Rogic Celtic 0.596
Scott Sinclair Celtic 0.577
Daniel Candeias Rangers 0.577
Callum McGregor Celtic 0.541
Kieran Tierney Celtic 0.525
Ali Crawford Hamilton 0.518
Josh Windass Rangers 0.505
John McGinn Hibernian  0.505


You can see that five of the ten soccer players in the table are from Celtic. This is reflected in the club’s competitive results. But it is noteworthy that, although Armstrong is certainly the best, Ali Crawford should be placed after him.

This is due to the fact that the club averages fewer shots on goal than its opponent!

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