An overview of the best passers in the Premier League for Gameweek 5.
Chelsea continue their dominance of the passing tables, Ashley Cole improves again but has his No.1 spot taken by table newcomer Daniel Gabbidon. Ramires and Salomon Kalou jumps to the top of the midfielder and forward tables respectively after their starts last week, and there is a new worst passer award to hand out!
Results for previous weeks here. Continue reading “Who is the Best Passer in the Premier League? – Game 5”
An overview of the best passers in the Premier League for Gameweek 4.
Chelsea continue their dominance of the passing table as John Terry and Michael Essien claim spots in the top, meanwhile Ashley Cole improves upon his already impressive accuracy rate.
Gameweek 3 passing results here.
Continue reading “Who is the Best Passer in the Premier League? – Game 4”
Last time I focused on the match-up history statistic and why it is akin to a pacifier for commentators. Today I have a stat for you which is certainly not meaningless and which should be quoted more often in the community: Passing Accuracy. In fact it is probably one of the most important meter sticks with which to judge individual performance and skill. Completed Passes are the passes initiated by a player which find their way to a teammate. Passing Accuracy is the percentage representation of completed passes divided by total passes.
What does Passing Accuracy (PA) tell us about a player? The simple answer is that PA tells us how skilled a player is at retaining possession for the team during passing. But PA also reveals information about the player’s Decision Making, Composure, Positioning, and Technical Ability, all different skills which contribute to making a successful pass.
Who are the best passers in the league as of Game 3? Players were broken down by role and only players with 100+ passes were included. Continue reading “Who is the Best Passer in the Premier League? – Game 3”