Contested Zones in Serie A
Viz of the week

Contested Zones in Serie A

The Son
The Son

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Welcome to the 20th issue of the Viz of the Week newsletter, where I'll be featuring a new visual each week and sharing the code behind it.

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This week the inspiration comes from Peter McKeever's amazing visual on contested zones from The Analyst.

In his viz, Peter looks at the zones of the pitch where teams have the most (or least) share of touches to elegantly present which are the areas that are most contested or dominated by a given side.

I really enjoyed this one.

Contested zones in Serie A

From Around the Grounds

Here are some of the cool things I saw from the community on Twitter this past week 😀

Shot Efficiency by Sezer Unar

Sezer has some awesome visuals, and although this one is a bit hard to read, I wanted to showcase the man's amazing attention to detail and his creative design.

It really catches the eye and gives way to inspire others to be open to experimentation.

Shot Efficiency by Ankur

Those colors and title font make this viz so incredibly elegant 😍.

@danzn1 mpltable library

Daniel is the creator of the very popular highlight-text package and he has now released an early version of a library to simplify table creation in matplotlib.

I haven't had the chance to test it yet, but I'm sure it's awesome. If you have time, play around with it and give the man some feedback!

The code

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