Stats Perform’s final season review this week focuses on the standout performers from the 2019/20 German Bundesliga.
These reviews apply advanced metrics to deliver key performance insights, at both the team and player level. The advanced metrics used in the report are derived from event data and include Expected Goals (xG), Expected Assists (xA), Expected Goals on Target (xGOT) and Sequences and Possessions.
Key findings highlighted in the review include:
– Borussia Mönchengladbach, who ranked second for open play xG, could only achieve 75% of FC Bayern München’s total (55.7 vs 75).
– Bundesliga newcomers 1.FC Union Berlin scored the lowest number of open play goals, but amassed 14.5 xG from set play situations, the highest of any team in the competition.
– As outlined in our profile on Hansi Flick earlier this summer, Bayern adopted a more aggressive approach to pressing following his appointment, which resulted in them completing the most high turnovers in the Bundesliga by a huge margin (248).
– Chelsea-bound Timo Werner created 65 chances following a carry, 18 more than any other Bundesliga player.
– Following his move to Dortmund in January, Erling Haaland exceeded his xG per 90 projection, 0.74, by significant margins in both xGOT (0.95) and goals scored (1.1).
– Thomas Müller, who set a new record for assists in a single Bundesliga campaign (21, with 20 coming from open play), also ranked top in the competition for xA per 90.
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