Stats & Figures


Stats and Figures.

Dispelling the myths of Division 1.

 

GK
DEF
MID
ATT
Top15
Top21
Average
Barcelona
96
93
94
97
90
85
92.5
Bayern
90
92
94
97
90
87
91.667
Real Madrid
92
93
94
96
88
85
91.333
Atletico
90
91
91
90
88
87
91.167
Juventus
94
92
93
91
89
87
91
Chelsea
93
92
92
93
88
87
90.833
Man Utd
93
90
92
92
90
88
90.833
Arsenal
92
90
92
93
88
87
90.333
Man City
91
90
91
93
89
86
90
Inter
91
90
90
91
88
87
89.5
Lazio
90
89
91
90
89
87
89.333
Porto
92
89
89
91
87
86
89
AC Milan
89
89
90
91
88
86
88.833
Liverpool
88
90
90
90
88
86
88.667
Leverkusen
90
88
90
90
87
86
88.5
Valencia
90
89
90
90
86
85
88.333
Fiorentina
89
89
89
90
87
85
88.167
Fenerbarche
89
88
89
91
87
85
88.167
Lyon
89
88
89
89
87
87
88.167
Sevilla
89
89
90
90
87
82
87.833

Professor Algie Bra of the University of Brest ( PhDD) analyses the facts and figures of each team in division 1.

I have looked at the best players in each of the key positions, and averaged their rating. Where a player could start in more than one position I have made a common sense judgement of where they are likely to play.  Top 15 is the average of the best 15 excluding multiple keepers ,with the same for Top 21.

 As you can see on all counts Barcelona,  Bayern and Real Madrid , should be the dominant teams in the division.  It should therefore be seen as an abject failure if they finish outside the top 5.

Atletico , Juventus, Chelsea and Man Utd all have a squad capable of winning the league. I would expect Juventus and Chelsea to challenge earlier in the season with Atletico and Man Utd challenging more as the season progresses.

 Arsenal , Man City and Inter are the 3 remaining teams without an obvious chink in the armour needed in the top flight. They can put out a solid 90 rated team week in week out.  What they lack though is the stength in depth throughout the squad to guarantee a top 5 finish. However don’t be surprised if one of these teams challenges for the top spot, but likewise if injuries are cruel they could struggle to avoid the chop.

 Lazio are somewhat of an anomaly, a weaker overall side but a great depth to the squad. Could they be the surprise package this year?


Porto, Milan,  Liverpool, Leverkeusen and Valencia don’t really have that star player or 2 needed to challenge. They should however be confident of surviving in the top flight.  Valenica , Leverkeusen and Porto though will not want to get into an early season scrap for relegation as they simply do not have the reserves needed to fight off the teams beneath them.


Fiorentina, Fenerbache and Lyon will be fighting for survival all season, Lyon have depth but lack quality,  Fenerbache and Fiorentina will be looking at their front line to score more than their defensive line let in.

Seville look like firm favourites to go down.



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