Welcome to the 22nd 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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After watching the Spurs - Liverpool game this week I was curious about how Eric Dier ranked amongst Premier League players, regarding the number of long balls attempted and his success rate.
So I decided to check the stats and use them for today's visual. Plus, it was a good excuse to finally use the adjust_text package.
So there you have it, Eric Dier tries close to 10 long balls per 90, and has a success rate close to 55%. Honestly, I would've thought he would be positioned higher on the x-axis and lower on the y-axis.
From Around the Grounds
Here are some of the cool things I saw from the community on Twitter this past week 😀
Patrick Caskie's - UEL Attacking Threat
Enrique's Premier League pass networks
VisualGame's most progressive players in Europe
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