Secret xG Data

Most people use data from Fbref (Statsbomb) or Understat to assist their FPL decisions. However, an underlooked source of data is the FiveThirtyEight website. FiveThirtyEight use data to analyse sports, politics and science. With regards to football, they are well-known for their predictions on every tournament imaginable, from the Champions league to League two. It’s… Continue reading Secret xG Data

Finding West Ham a Striker

Since Sebastian Haller’s departure to Ajax in the January transfer window, West Ham’s only senior striker has been Michail Antonio. Combined with the fact that Antonio has only played in around half of all games due to injuries, it’s no surprise that West Ham are keen to sign a striker. This article identifies players West… Continue reading Finding West Ham a Striker

Predicting Titanic Survivors

Kaggle is a website which hosts machine learning competitions. I recently completed the Titanic competition on Kaggle. The task was to predict who died and who survived on the Titanic, given data on approximately 900 passengers. I did this by using a random forest model to classify the passengers. I managed to correctly classify 74%… Continue reading Predicting Titanic Survivors