Week 6 – Attacking Stats

Here are your attacking stats round up through six games of Premier League action! Be sure to hover over each visual to see how your team is performing, as only the top and bottom few in each category will be discussed in detail.

Chances Created: Liverpool maintain their top spot as chance creation leaders with 95 total chances created through six games. Manchester City has jumped over Tottenham Hotspur after their huge win against Crystal Palace to be the second highest chance creating team in the league so far. City has 87 total chances. On Saturday, the second most chances created after game week six, with 87 total chances created. For the past couple weeks, Swansea and Bournemouth created the least chances in open play. Those standings remain, with Swansea creating 24 chances. Bournemouth, while they are catching up with Brighton and Hove Albion (37 chances) has created the second least amount of chances with 34 total.

Total Attempts: Tottenham Hotspur have also maintained their spot as Premier League attempt leaders. Spurs recorded 120 total attempts, 36 attempts on target, and could expect an attempt on goal to happen every 4.8 minutes. Liverpool has had the same amount of attempts, however they are a bit more accurate with 46 attempts being on target. Teams with the fewest attempts on goal have not changed between game week five and this week. Swansea remains the team with the fewest number of attempts being made, and have held this position for the last three game weeks. The Welsh club has made 40 attempts on goal, 10 have been accurate, and have come at a rate of one attempt every 14.2 minutes. Everton and Bournemouth have the second fewest attempts at 54 total attempts each. The Cherries have 16 attempts on target, while the Toffees have just 12 making their way to the target.

Total Goals: If you remember from last week, both the Manchester clubs had the same amount of goals and those goals came at the same rate as far as inside/ outside the box. The table has turned after Manchester City hauled five past Crystal Palace. They are now leading the Premier League with total goals scored with 21 total goals. Of those 21 goals, 18 have come from inside the box and 3 from outside. Manchester United are second with 17 total goals, with 15 coming from inside the box and 2 from outside. Crystal Palace have yet to score any goals in the Premier League after six games. Swansea are the second lowest scoring team, having only scored 3 goals (2 from inside the box, 1 from outside of the box).

Crosses: As stated last week, the relationship between total crosses and cross success is negative, but pretty weak. Last week, Burnley had the highest cross success rate (30.7%) after making 88 total crosses. This week, Everton has taken that spot with 100 total crosses being made and 30 finding a Toffee player at the other end for a 30% success rate. Burnley is not far off, though, having recorded the same total crosses as Everton (100), and one fewer cross being successful. Chelsea has the lowest successful crosses in the Premier League, with a rate of 17.8% of their total crosses being successful. The Blues from London have made 101 total crosses. Huddersfield Town has the second lowest cross success rate, having just 18.4% of their 141 total crosses being successful.

Corners: The results from total corners taken through five games in the Premier League presented a visual that showed a lot of teams clustered in one area of the graph. After this week, though, there is a pretty clear negative correlation between total corners taken and corner conversion. After six games, Everton have the highest corner conversion rate at 50%. They have taken 22 total corners throughout the season. Around them are Swansea and Burnley. Those teams have a conversion rate of 47.1% after 17 total corners and 48% for 25 corners respectively. Teams with the lowest corner conversion rate include Chelsea and Arsenal. Chelsea have taken 31 total corners and 9.7% have been successful. Arsenal have a success rate of 12.8% after 39 total corners.

That is your attacking statistics round up. The goal scoring parity between the two Manchester teams has dissipated, as was anticipated, however both teams are sitting at the top of the Premier League with the same amount of points. Liverpool’s goal scoring troubles persist, despite creating a healthy amount of chances and taking several attempts on goal. Crystal Palace have yet to score a goal. Will the story change? Find out next week! Thanks for following and be sure to share our work!