The Premier League's Quarter Backs
Viz of the week

The Premier League's Quarter Backs

The Son
The Son

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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.

The Premier League's quarterbacks.

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.

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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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