Who is the best passer of the ball in the Premier League? When it comes to midfielders there is (according to the numbers) probably only one correct answer: Kevin De Bruyne.

Last season (and the season before) De Bruyne passing and dribbling topped all expected threat — which measures how…

One of the key questions for everyone interested in football — from coaches, through scouts to the fans — is how do we assess the quality of a player using data. If they score a lot of goals they must be good and, more recently, we have understood that finding…

David Sumpter

Professor of Applied Mathematics. Books: The Ten Equations (2020); Outnumbered (2018); Soccermatics (2016) and Collective Animal Behavior (2010).

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