La Liga's Gatekeepers
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La Liga's Gatekeepers

The Son
The Son

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 18th 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'm kind of in love with line charts at the moment.

This week I wanted to take a look at which goalkeepers in La Liga have been saving or conceding more goals than expected. Although this is not a perfect way to evaluate goalkeepers, it's still a useful exercise and one which – at least for La Liga – showed some surprising results.

La Liga's Gatekeepers.

Wow, right?

I would have never guessed for Jan Oblak to rank so low, I even thought that I was making a mistake. But no, those are his actual figures, at least according to Opta's model.

From Around the Grounds

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

Estimated Impact by Edvin

A beautiful web application with a new metric called "Estimated Impact".

This is amazing analytical work and has some beautiful visuals too!

Haaland: Data Viz Special by The Analyst

Great visual presentation of how Haaland is just a man from a different planet.

Seems that the visuals are all made in Javascript's D3. Learning D3 is definitely on my bucket list.

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.