Where Do Crosses Come From in the Premier League?
Viz of the week

Where Do Crosses Come From in the Premier League?

The Son
The Son

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 24th 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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I wanted to start the year strong, so this week we'll be looking at crossing attempts for all teams in the Premier League for the 2022/2023 season.

Also, as a special gift, I've provided a CSV of event data for all matches played in the Premier League. More so, I'm also looking to make available up-to-date datasets for all English leagues (EPL, Championship, and League One) for Friends of the Corner members – I'll send an email to paid members once I've figured out the best way to do this.

Here's this week's visual.

I found it amazing that West Ham was the team with the most crosses this season, yet they haven't generated a single goal from these situations. On the other end, Palace have attempted only 122 crosses so far (less than West Ham have attempted solely from the left and right-hand side of the pitch); however, they've created four goals from these attempts.

The code

I hope you enjoyed today's post. As always, you're welcome to take a look at my code and reproduce the visual.

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All you need to do is check out my GitHub to get access to the notebook and the data behind it.