Blindside Movements And Mental Overloads: Breaking Down Maurizio Sarri’s Tactics

When you watch Napoli’s games under Maurizio Sarri, one thing that will jump to your mind is that they play a lot of passes, especially short passes. Napoli passed 11.5 times per percentage of possession last season, leading all 134 teams in the top flight of seven leagues in Europe (Bundesliga, Eredivisie, La Liga, Liga … Continue reading Blindside Movements And Mental Overloads: Breaking Down Maurizio Sarri’s Tactics

Measuring the performance of every defender in Serie A

For a particular team, say Juventus, I compiled the number of shot they conceded in every Serie A game last season. The number of shots was then divided by the amount of the possession that the opponent enjoyed in that match. This method is to calculate how efficient an opponent could generate a scoring opportunity … Continue reading Measuring the performance of every defender in Serie A