Technically, I know the game week is still active, but I am acting as if it concluded with the Monday debacle at Anfield. There are two reasons for this: I leave for the Bahamas in 10 hours (yay me!) and all teams have played 26 games so the SOS calculations are a bit easier (Excel can be a pain). Plus, it’s my blog so I can do what I want (cue diabolical laughter).
Anyway, below you will find the current team ratings for both full season and over the past six game weeks. These ratings represent percentages above the average of all teams in the league, represented by a rating of 100. What that means is that a team with an attack of 127 should be expected to produce 27 percent more goals than the average of all teams in the league. Similarly, a team with an attack of 83 would be expected to produce 17 percent fewer goals than the average of all teams in the league. The same is true for defense, with the difference being the lower number actually indicates better performance as the team is allowing fewer goals than league average. Please note that both opponent strength and home/road splits are also factored in the ratings.
Going forward, I will beautify this and offer much more detailed data. For now though, here’s the current set for you to chew on. As always, comments and criticisms are very welcome.