The Strategenics Data Science and Analytics team recently analysed the 2015/16 English Premier League season statistics. They looked at many facets of the data to see what contributed to the unprecedented and unexpected success of Leicester City Football Club. Why was this team so successful?

Some of our team are mad Football fans so it was an easy task for them to ask questions, follow leads and determine what questions to ask next. They could have spent hours, even days going into tactics, management, players, weather etc. However, for this exercise they quickly confirmed that the outlier to Leicester’s success was their goal efficiency compared to all other teams in the competition. In summary, they had a lot of shots on target and converted the highest percentage of shots into goals.

You have to ask the right questions to get the right answers.

This exercise demonstrates that there a lot of answers to be found in data but it takes a close consultative approach between analyst and practice lead to determine the right questions to ask to find the right answers. At Strategenics we pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships with our clients, so together we can ensure the best solution is found.

Another incredibly important part of this relationship is the presentation of data. As you can see from the screenshots, our team go to great lengths to create beautiful, legible dashboards that not only make it easy for the user to navigate but evoke the right questions.

Click through the TIBCO Spotfire screenshots of the teams’ analysis to read some more insights.

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