Measuring Freedom

What exactly is a ‘free role’ ? Why does Kevin De Bruyne have more freedom? Can we put a number behind it?

Kevin De Bruyne’s heat-map for passes received in the 19/20 season
Aaron Wan Bissaka’s heat-map for passes received in the 19/20 season
After Bruno joined, in every match, he was given more freedom than Pogba. Still, Pogba’s FR_A numbers just barely reduced, showing that they Bruno’s freedom didn’t necessarily take away Pogba’s freedom

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Swaminathan Nanda-Kishore

Swaminathan Nanda-Kishore

Mostly writing about Football and Data Science | Follow me on the bird App : https://twitter.com/nandy_sd https://twitter.com/NdyStats