A break from all the Europa League build-up for a moment.
Rich likes his numbers. A lot. The first time I read this article last night, my head hurt. But when I read it again this morning it was very interesting. Particularly for the point that ‘L,’ who enlightened us to just how many shots Bobby and Clint have been taking in games this season a week or so ago, makes in the comments, which is that with the sesnationalist nature of press reporting over here all that matters is the last result.
Taking an ice hockey article and adapting the methodology to football has its potential problems. It looks at the differential between how many shots and we take and how many we allow. At the moment, Fulham are -2, but if we allow for just how adventurous we’ve been in recent games, that number could change. The analysis has interesting consequences for the rest of the Premier League sides too.