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The relationship between possession and shots

May 4, 2012
The relationship between possession and shots

The graph below shows the relationship between average possession per game (along the bottom) and shots per game (along the side) for the 98 sides in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
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The brief decline of the Premier League hattrick

April 6, 2012
The brief decline of the Premier League hattrick

Last season, the number of Premier League hat-tricks was at its highest level since 1994, and this season looks like continuing the trend – with six games to go, the figure is one behind last season’s level.
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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

March 16, 2012
Where do Premier League sides attack from?

In an individual match, it’s easy to see that a side have a bias towards one particular flank. In Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, Arsenal constantly attacked down the right, with Theo Walcott staying wide on that flank, and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain moving inside from the left.
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Nationalities of managers in European leagues

February 17, 2012
Nationalities of managers in European leagues

England are without a manager, and the FA are known to favour an English candidate for the job.
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Chelsea are being outpassed more regularly in recent matches

December 19, 2011
Chelsea are being outpassed more regularly in recent matches

One of the most interesting developments of the Premier League so far this season has been the strategy of Andre Villas-Boas.
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