Welcome back to this weeks R for sport post. This week, we will start working with CSV files in R. I will show you how to read the data into an R environment, manipulate the data and export the data to a new file.
This post is aimed at walking through one method of comparing players upon specific metrics within a league setting. For this example I will use a couple of different metrics from the free StatsBomb FA WSL dataset.
The use of scatter plots can provide a lot of information in a quick snapshot. In this blog post I provide an overview of some uses the scatter plot can have in comparing relational data to see where a team fits compared to their opposition.
In football, set-piece scenarios are often considered as threatening and given considerable time towards mastering in the hope of positive outcomes. However, one piece teams often under value are throw-ins, particularly when they occur in the final third of the pitch.