Welcome to the 15th 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 I'll be pulling one from the archives, where I look at xG created and conceded in the form of a scatter plot, only this time I do it for League Two teams.
Since I never really published the code behind this visual, I thought it was time to give insight into how this is done. Hope you enjoy it!
From Around the Grounds
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Substitution Timings in the EPL by @FPL_Spaceman
I really loved how elegant this viz turned out.
This might only be useful for FPL players, but nonetheless, it gives a lot of inspiration for what other things could be done with this layout, such as the timing of shots and corners.
Is anyone willing to give it a shot?
Hexbin of Shots Conceded from Open Play by @FPL_Chase
This is one I had in the archives for quite a while, but I love the way that Chase uses hex bins to group the location of open play shots.
Plus, that pink color is just amazing.
xG Lollipops in R by @unarsezer
Sezer Unar is a master at creating beautiful visualizations, and the best thing about it is that he just recently started sharing his code.
The only "downside" is that it's done in R 🤢 (just kidding).
He has an amazing template for xG lollipop charts and you can now learn from it to create your own.
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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