Who's Attempting the Most Crosses in the Premier League?
Viz of the week

Who's Attempting the Most Crosses in the Premier League?

The Son
The Son

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 25th 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 wanted to create a new table visual with matplotlib and continue on the topic of crosses from the previous post, which caught a lot of attention.

Here are all players which rank in the top 85th percentile of crosses attempted  (and with at least a thousand minutes under their belt).

Not many surprises in the names. However, I was particularly surprised with Martinelli's success rate from crosses – just 1 out of 10 crosses makes it to the intended target.

Top crossers in the EPL

From Around the Grounds

Animated Plots with matplotlib & manim

If you're interested in learning more about matplotlib and animations using Python, I recommend looking at the links provided in this tweet.

I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but it's definitely on my bucket list.

Scott Willi's Pass Sonars

These charts have been on my mind for quite a while. Now that I have managed to scrape some data from Who Scored, I think it could be a good idea to give it a go for next week's edition.

Whatcha think?

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.