Soccer-metrics?

Jermaine Pennant has 5 assists on 126 crosses. For comparison, Lampard has 8 from 84. Two and 1/2 times more efficient.

Is that the difference between Heskey and Drogba more than a reflection on the provider?

Last year BRM had Gronkjaer, who couldn't get a cross in to save his life. In fact he was called "Dracula" because he was afraid of crosses. Now they have the most prolific crosser of the ball in the EPL and the blame shifts squarely to the strikers. My $0.02.

And just think, what if Chelsea had brought in Pennant instead of SWP? Scary, eh?

2 comments:

  1. Chris O.7:57 PM

    And just think, what if Chelsea had brought in Pennant instead of SWP? Scary, eh?

    That another young English player would be stifled for jumping at a bigger payday? I don't know about scary, maybe depressing.

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  2. Pennant 5/126 vs Lampard 8/84: Could it be a case of quantity vs quality of the crosses?

    SWP: So who's Phillips?
    He could had developed better as a player at Man City.

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