I recently received some compliments for my chance creation combination work (with specific regard to this season’s figures, which you can see here) so I thought I’d dig a little deeper and expand upon the data for the most frequent link ups to see which duos have actually been the most potent in 2014/15.
After a match up between two of the Premier League’s best teams for chance quality at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, this week sees teams at opposite ends of the spectrum meet at Anfield, when Fulham visit Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
Although the Cottagers have been clinical in a couple of areas of the pitch, by and large their chance creation this season (both for and against) has been something of a horror show. The Reds will surely have enough in their armoury to win the match, and the below explains why.
There has been a lot of debate amongst the analytics community on Twitter recently, regarding how chances created vary in quality.
Whilst there is no surprise in that, when you look at a pitch map of them on Stats Zone, it’s clear that the quality varies greatly. Take a look at Liverpool’s chance creation map from the recent victory over Manchester United: