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Premier League club styles revealed in advanced Opta stats

What is your group’s playing style this season? Adam Smith checks under the hood utilizing a new selection of advanced stats…
Opta has produced a selection of stats pressing against resistance and which go beyond goals, such as sequences, progress in ownership, speed in attack.
Here, we compare all of 20 clubs to reveal signs of weaknesses and strengths, in addition to striking similarities between teams and pick a number of the main stats.
Firstly, let us rattle during the definitions, until we see the results…
As the picture below shows, Manchester City are excelling across nearly all metrics that are advanced.
The champions lag for’speed’ and’direct strikes’, but this is due to their domination in possession.
Pep Guardiola’s side simply don’t need to bomb forward with the ball, due to their amounts for’pass sequences’ and’build-up attacks’. Their runners clearly burst to make distance.
Liverpool path City from the tiniest of margins round a raft of these metrics – but strike at fast speeds frequently, with passes. Chelsea are prolific although very similar to Liverpool with the final product.
Tottenham arsenal and Manchester United have fashions comparable with emphasis on pressing the attacking third, but with Liverpool party.
Arsenal and United concentrate on successfully breaking at rate, while Spurs reach individual pass sequences in a speed just bettered by Manchester City, and rivalled from Leicester.
In fact, Crystal Palace and West Ham have begun the season but with departure combinations, and therefore fewer attacks after individual exchanges – which verges towards the’Attack once you can!’ Design below.
Leicester and everton kicked off the season in styles that were similar, pressing against resistance than every other top-flight club.
Leicester attain possession, although the Toffees are slightly more effective at winning back the ball upfield.
Both teams start passing sequences higher up the pitch, indicating opposing sides sit deeper and search for alterations.
Groups pushing this style: Watford, Southampton and Bournemouth
No fewer than seven groups inserted into what might be described as a’bottom-half’ design, with below-average passing strings attacks, and a dependence on counter-attacks after possession in the third.
Last seasons’best of the rest’, Wolves, fit into this group, however, the side of Nuno Espirito Santo have confronted a tough opening schedule, such as Leicester, Manchester United and Everton.
Teams which fit into this group contain Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Newcastle and Norwich, although Sheffield United match those tropes but lack guide pace.

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