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January 29, 2019, 02:33:59 PM
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Passes by Gylfi Sigurdsson result in a goalscoring opportunity more regularly than any other player in the Premier League since 2014/15

The Everton midfielder has made 511 passes in league matches this season. A total of 43 of those have created a goalscoring opportunity for a teammate according to data from Opta.

That works out at one chance for every 11.9 passes - a better ratio than any other player in the division to have made at least 500 passes. Bournemouthís Ryan Fraser has the next best record with once chance created every 12.9 passes.

Mo Salah comes next with one every 13.0 passes followed by James Maddison (15.4), Robert Snodgrass (16.3) & Willian (16.6)

His Playmaker rivals are nowhere near him; Eden Hazard (18.1), Mesut ÷zil (24.4), Christian Eriksen (26.0), David Silva (26.2), Xherdan Shaqiri (29.4), Jesse Lingard (40.0), Paul Pogba (43.0), Kevin de Bruyne (45.2), Ross Barkley (58.1) & Bernardo Silva (66.3)

Chelseaís Jorginho hit the headlines recently when it was revealed that the Italian has made 1,896 passes in the league this season; More than any other player, but has only created 11 goal scoring opportunities this season according to Optaís data.

That works out as just one for every 172.4 passes. In comparison since 2014/15 Gylfi Sigurdsson creates one assist every passes 135. Jorginho creates chances less frequently than Sigurdsson creates assists.

Despite having 14 G/A in 26 matches in all competitions we have yet to see the best from him this season. Everton need to stop playing around him & instead through him, Sigurdsson needs to be more involved & the stats prove it.



https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stats-prove-evertons-gylfi-sigurdsson-15667133
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January 29, 2019, 02:45:27 PM
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January 29, 2019, 02:52:00 PM
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Actually these sort of prove both points.

As on Saturday heís good when on the ball in good positions. His efficiency in those areas is obviously good.

Problem is that he doesnít get on the ball often enough, which hinders the amount of times we get the ball into him in those areas.

Which comes back to the balance of the midfield.

Heís essentially a finisher (both shots and passes) so you need enough other players who are providers to take the build up burden so he can concentrate on the end product bit.


January 29, 2019, 03:18:20 PM
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Despite having 14 G/A in 26 matches in all competitions we have yet to see the best from him this season. Everton need to stop playing around him & instead through him, Sigurdsson needs to be more involved & the stats prove it.
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
Can you give me a reason sir as to why they've never grown

January 29, 2019, 03:26:43 PM
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Wonder who this could be.

He’s a tactical luxury, if he was able to get on the ball more (and increase the amount of passes and touches he has, therefore having a greater influence on the game) then I’d absolutely love him but he can’t or won’t so I don’t, which is why he’s at us and not a champions league side because they don’t tolerate passengers with fluffled up G+As.
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January 29, 2019, 04:40:51 PM
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Much more to being an effective mid field "star"
I still despise Clive Thomas..


January 29, 2019, 04:58:01 PM
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Actually these sort of prove both points.

As on Saturday heís good when on the ball in good positions. His efficiency in those areas is obviously good.

Problem is that he doesnít get on the ball often enough, which hinders the amount of times we get the ball into him in those areas.

Which comes back to the balance of the midfield.

Heís essentially a finisher (both shots and passes) so you need enough other players who are providers to take the build up burden so he can concentrate on the end product bit.

So, does he not get on the ball very much due to his positional sense (i.e. his movement isnít great so he doesnít create the space for himself) or because he doesnít particularly want to, or because we donít have players with the ability to get it to him on a regular basis?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 05:00:11 PM by sam of the south »
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January 29, 2019, 06:31:33 PM
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Actually these sort of prove both points.

As on Saturday heís good when on the ball in good positions. His efficiency in those areas is obviously good.

Problem is that he doesnít get on the ball often enough, which hinders the amount of times we get the ball into him in those areas.

Which comes back to the balance of the midfield.

Heís essentially a finisher (both shots and passes) so you need enough other players who are providers to take the build up burden so he can concentrate on the end product bit.

So, does he not get on the ball very much due to his positional sense (i.e. his movement isnít great so he doesnít create the space for himself) or because he doesnít particularly want to, or because we donít have players with the ability to get it to him on a regular basis?

This is purely down to how Silva is deploying him.

At Swansea he created more goals, assists & chances averaging 31.5% more passes per match. He's also far more involved in Iceland's buildup play than he has ever been for us. I wholeheartedly believe Sigurdsson's involvement is bottlenecked by the tactics.

I chose to highlight every instance he scored/assisted, attempted 35+ passes or created 4+ chances.

2018/19: Matches with x amount or more passes:

30 or more: 8

35 or more: 2

40 or more: 1

2018/19

8 passes, 0 chances - Wolves
28 passes, 6 chances - Southampton
15 passes, 2 chances - Bournemouth (1 A)
13 passes, 1 chance - Huddersfield
26 passes, 1 chance - West Ham (1 G)
36 passes, 4 chances - Arsenal
24 passes, 5 chances - Fulham (2 G)
22 passes, 4 chances - Leicester (1 G)
29 passes, 3 chances - Palace
26 passes, 2 chances - Man United (1 G)
31 passes, 2 chances - Brighton (1 A)
18 passes, 1 chance - Chelsea
29 passes, 2 chances - Cardiff (1 G)
19 passes, 0 chances - Liverpool
31 passes, 2 chances - Newcastle
31 passes, 1 chance - Watford
20 passes, 0 chances - Man City
23 passes, 1 chance - Tottenham (1 G)
30 passes, 2 chances - Burnley (1 G, 1 A)
11 passes, 1 chance - Brighton
41 passes, 3 chances - Leicester
32 passes, 3 chances - Bournemouth
33 passes, 0 chances - Southampton (1 G)
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576 passes, 9 goals, 3 assists & 47 chances in 23 apps.

Projected: 951 passes, 15 goals, 5 assists & 78 chances in 38 PL matches.

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2014/15: Matches with x amount or more passes:

30 or more: 24

35 or more: 13

40 or more: 10

2014/15

21 passes, 1 chance vs Man United (1 G, 1 A)
40 passes, 3 chances vs Burnley (1 A)
57 passes, 4 chances vs West Brom (2 A)
33 passes, 3 chances vs Chelsea
30 passes, 2 chances vs Southampton
34 passes, 1 chances vs Sunderland
39 passes, 4 chances vs Newcastle (2 A)
41 passes, 1 chance vs Stoke City
32 passes, 3 chances vs Leicester (1 A)
26 passes, 3 chances vs Everton
30 passes, 1 chance vs Arsenal (1 G)
32 passes, 0 chances vs Man City
45 passes, 5 chances vs Crystal Palace (1 A)
46 passes, 5 chances vs QPR
29 passes, 2 chances vs West Ham
38 passes, 2 chances vs Tottenham
31 passes, 1 chance vs Aston Villa (1 G)
63 passes, 3 chances vs Liverpool (1 G)
32 passes, 3 chances vs QPR

---- Wilfried Bony sold in January window

40 passes, 5 chances vs West Ham
59 passes, 1 chance vs Chelsea
23 passes, 2 chances vs Man United
27 passes, 2 chances vs Tottenham (1 G)
27 passes, 1 chance vs Liverpool
16 passes, 0 chances vs Aston Villa
61 passes, 2 chances vs Hull City (1 A)
23 passes, 2 chances vs Everton
43 passes, 3 chances vs Leicester
33 passes, 3 chances vs Newcastle (1 G, 1 A)
34 passes, 3 chances vs Stoke City
26 passes, 0 chances vs Arsenal
36 passes, 2 chances vs Man City (1 G)
----
1147 passes, 7 goals, 10 assists & 73 chances in 32 apps.

Projected: 1362 passes, 8 goals, 12 assists & 87 chances.

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2011/12: Matches with x amount or more passes:

30 or more: 13

35 or more: 10

40 or more: 8

2011/12

21 passes, 2 chances vs Arsenal (1 A)
31 passes, 2 chances vs Sunderland
23 passes, 1 chance vs Chelsea (1 A)
32 passes, 3 chances vs West Brom (1 G, 1 A)
34 passes, 6 chances vs Norwich
40 passes, 2 chances vs Stoke
23 passes, 1 chance vs Wigan (2 G)
38 passes, 3 chances vs Man City
61 passes, 0 chances vs Fulham (2 G)
26 passes, 1 chance vs Everton
41 passes, 2 chances vs Tottenham (1 G)
67 passes, 3 chances vs Newcastle
46 passes, 4 chances vs QPR
25 passes, 2 chances vs Blackburn (1 G, 1 A)
41 passes, 7 chances vs Bolton
40 passes, 2 chances vs Wolves (1 A)
39 passes, 5 chances vs Man United
42 passes, 4 chances vs Liverpool
----
670 passes, 7 goals, 5 assists & 50 chances in 18 apps.

Projected: 1414 passes, 15 goals, 10 assists & 105 chances.

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More passes = More chances, goals & assists based on his time at Swansea.

Less passes = Less opportunities to score, assist & create chances.

People pretend like the team is built around Sigurdsson & suits his style of play when in reality it couldn't possibly be further from the truth. The players need to pass to him, and Silva needs to build the team around him. He can create 30+ G/A if deployed correctly.


January 29, 2019, 06:37:50 PM
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Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
Can you give me a reason sir as to why they've never grown

January 29, 2019, 06:41:05 PM
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Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them

January 29, 2019, 06:42:08 PM
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Sig Bot is back!

The lack of video clips made me doubt it slightly, but the examples used are exactly the same 😁
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January 29, 2019, 06:42:13 PM
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January 29, 2019, 06:44:25 PM
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Your assist, passes and goal figures donít take into account set pieces, why is this?

What happened to the other years in the data set?

How many Ďpassesí are actually Ďcrossesí?

Where are you getting your goal projections from?

Heís a talented player but if someone offered us 20+ Iíd bite their hand off at the wrist and find a player who isnít so tactically limited.
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January 29, 2019, 06:46:27 PM
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I think the reason for the existence of @TheSig is to make @brap2 and @kramer0 feel normal/mortal
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 06:50:41 PM by sam of the south »
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January 29, 2019, 06:50:42 PM
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**But but but he's shit, he needs dropping, we're better without him .....he's scored penalties as well as his goals, so hes not that good **

 lolol gotta love all the shite people speak about him ....hes only our second top scorer even without his pens.

We need him till we get somebody who is actually better ....which would seem isn't gonna be an easy task .
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