What is an xG Chain?

The metric xG is predominantly used for strikers to measure how good they are. xA is used to credit creative players with the quality of their key passes. But what about the pass leading to the assist, the pre-assist? And the pre-pre-assist? And so on, do they not deserve credit for xG? By looking at …

What Werner and Ziyech Can Bring to Chelsea

For around £90m Chelsea are bringing in two players who have contributed a combined 42 goals and 28 assists in 63 league and Champions League games during 2019/20. Their talent is clear but what will they bring to Stamford Bridge? Timo Werner: Under Julian Nagelsmann Timo Werner has taken his game to the next level. …

Team of the Season

This is excluding Ronaldo and Messi as for the last 15 seasons they have deserved a place in this team. Goalkeeper: Thomas Strakosha At the time of writing, Strakosha has conceded 23 goals from an xG of 31.45. This has kept Lazio in the title race as they’re only a point off leaders Juventus despite …

José Bordalás: The Master of Football’s Dark Arts

With La Liga returning this weekend, it’s only right we look at their biggest underdog story, Bordalás’ Getafe. Getafe’s rise in Spanish football has gone under the radar of the English media. How have they gone from being in the second tier as recently as 2017 to knocking Ajax out of the Europa League a …

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