Comparing offense and defence statistical indicators in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League 2011/12-2014/15.

Cane, Toby (2016) Comparing offense and defence statistical indicators in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League 2011/12-2014/15. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse the same teams across their domestic and European matches over multiple seasons, with a view to discovering any similarities or differences. A total of 230 matches from the English
Premier League and the UEFA Champions League were analysed over four consecutive seasons starting from 2011/12. From these matches the sample teams recorded 467 goals, 3,434 shots, 2,563 chances and 107,413 passes.
The sample teams studied are Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and the winners of the Champions League each season. The offensive and defensive performance indicators analysed are goals, shots, shots on target,
shots inside the penalty area, chances, passes, pass completion, possession, territory and attacking third passes. The obtained results indicate that there are significant differences in performance indicators displayed between
teams, competitions, match location and the Champions League winners (P<0.05). There was a significant difference between shots on target by Manchester City and the Champions League winners (P=0.045), and the shots Arsenal conceded in home and away games in both competitions (P=0.004). These results suggest that more successful teams have more efficient offenses and away matches require an increase in defensive performance. From a coaching perspective, this study highlights offensive and defensive performance indicators that influence success. Further, in
depth research is needed into defensive performance indicators and overall defensive importance.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 15:28
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2674

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