Month: March 2020

New talents of 2019/20: Midfielders
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New talents of 2019/20: Midfielders

Following our series of the New Talents of the season we now focus on midfield. Three players who are very different but who have all taken a step forward this season: the midfielder followed for all of Europe’s big clubs; an unexpected name that has faced English and Colombian federations against each other; and the...

Why everyone’s talking about Ilicic
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Why everyone’s talking about Ilicic

Before the coronavirus interrupted all competitions, Josip Ilicic led Atalanta to their first Champions League quarter-finals by scoring six goals in the two matches against Valencia. And these performances really popularized his surname throughout the continent. But in Italy everyone has been talking about Ilicic for a long time. And they had reasons to do...

Expected Goals (xG): what it is and how it works
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Expected Goals (xG): what it is and how it works

‘Expected goals’ (xG) is a metric that analyses the quality of the chances that take place in a match. Each shot has a value that shows the probability of becoming a goal. This number is the percentage (0.1 means that this shot ends up in goal 10% of the time) that is assigned according to...

Marca and Driblab announce partnership agreement
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Marca and Driblab announce partnership agreement

Marca and Driblab seal a partnership agreement that will focus on the creation of exclusive content with our analysis that will be published by the leading sports communication media in Spanish. Thanks to this relationship we will provide Marca with articles that will contribute with our analytical vision and that will be hosted in the...

New talents of 2019/20: Defenders
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New talents of 2019/20: Defenders

With football waiting to kick off the last part of the season, at Driblab we want to review the most importants names of 2019/20 season so far. With this post we start a series of publications to point out the new talents that have appeared in the big leagues this year. Each article will focus...

The regularity of Fabián Ruiz
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The regularity of Fabián Ruiz

Nowadays there are very few midfielders in Europe with the ability to manage the game that Fabián Ruiz is showing. Given the speed at which the Andalusian player has been improving over the last three years, we would have expected him to end up playing an important role at Napoli. What seemed unimaginable is that at...