56: Standout Stats: Premier League with Mark Carey
There's more to life than plain old goals and assists.
This week on the Scouted Football Podcast we're joined by Mark Carey - data analyst at The Athletic and co-host of the Football Fanalytics pod.
We're talking goals, assists, defensive actions, dribbling, carrying, xG, xA - the lot.
7:14 - Dominic Calvert-Lewin, what's changed at Everton and the importance of xG
17:23 - Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Expected Assists
24:20 - Mason Mount, xA, the relevance of 'key passes' and the set-piece caveat
31:51 - Trent Alexander-Arnold, losing possession and the creative drop-off
38:58 - Why are defensive stats often possession adjusted (pAdj) and why is it important?
43:59 - Declan Rice, pressing and Passes per Defensive Action (PPDA)
48:34 - Adama Traoré, Pedro Neto and Wolves' world-beating collection of dribblers, or carriers