Week 7 – Passing Stats


Week seven in the Premier League is in the books. Here are passing statistics logged through those seven 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 the content below.

Bad Touches and Possession Lost: Last week, Crystal Palace and Newcastle are the teams that had a strong relationship between bad touches and lost possession. Through seven games, Newcastle has a perfect correlation between a bad touch occurring and the team losing the possession of the ball. Tottenham Hotspur is in a similar situation, having lost possession 80 times and had 80 bad touches after seven games. Swansea has recorded 84 bad touches and have lost possession 87 times total. All other teams have significantly higher bad touches than lost possession throughout the seven games that have been played. Manchester United remains as the only team that has fewer bad touches than times the team lost possession.

Passing Success: Manchester City remains the most successful passing side in the Premier League after six games. The team have a passing success rate of 88.8%. Spurs also retain their position as second best passing team (84.7%), despite registering fewer passes than rivals Arsenal. Leicester City have taken over as the team with the least successful passing percentage in the Premier League. For those not keeping up, Newcastle United was held that position for several weeks running. The Foxes have a passing success rate of 70.6%, while Newcastle United have barely better passing with a success rate of 71.2%.

That will do it for the passing statistics for this week! Not a whole lot has changed. Be sure to share our work! See you next week.