Man United v Man City detailed modelling preview

Introduction Even early in the season, Saturday’s Manchester derby appears one of those matches that will have a significant bearing on the Premier League title. Added to this it’s the first meeting of the teams’ two new managerial behemoths – so it seems appropriate to give this game added scrutiny from a modelling point of view….

Leicester City top of the league with 70% pass completion

Leicester City’s remarkable rise to the Premier League summit in 2015 is notable not only for its surprise but also a direct style not normally associated with top teams. The metric I like to use to get a quick indication of a team’s tactical style is pass completion – and on this metric Leicester sit…