Can I make my own analyses with The Football Efficiency Monitoring System?

When we have enough resources to develop our Football Efficiency Monitoring System app, then you can easily make your own analyses with the app. Until the app is ready you are welcome to work with our client prototype tool. This is a fully functioning tool with the exception that it doesn’t generate the football efficiency chart. You can use this prototype to analyze any match you see, either live or a recording. Then you send the data to us and we process your analysis.

When you give us two analyses of two different teams, we reward you with the probabilities for winning a match between those two teams. So if you want to know who the likely winner is of a match between Team A and Team B in week 2, then make sure you analyze a match of Team A and a match of Team B in week 1. Then we send you the probabilities for who will win their upcoming match as soon as the lineups of that match are known.

To request access your access to the client prototype of The Football Efficiency Monitoring System, please fill in the form below:

How The Football Efficiency Monitoring System helps bench star players

One of the mistakes some managers make, is that they don’t dare substitute their star players, even if it is crystal clear that their star player is under-performing. Case in point is the match Portugal – Chile June 28th 2017 (0-0) in the Confederation Cup 2017 where Sanchez had a very low football efficiency to start and where Sanchez had his football efficiency drop even further during the match. Nevertheless, Pizzi, the Chilean manager, substituted Vargas rather than Sanchez. Vargas’ his football efficiency was also dropping. Nevertheless, no matter how you look at it, Sanchez wasted more time and effort of his team mates and himself than Vargas.

If you look at all the matches Chile played in the Confederation Cup 2017, then you see how the football efficiency of both players declined during the match:

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Sébastien Haller to Eintracht Frankfurt

Sébastien Haller has been transferred to Eintracht Frankfurt from FC Utrecht for the transfer fee of £5.2 million. Our current worth of Haller is £2.7 million. That is a considerable difference. Moreover with an Overall Efficiency of 0.96% Haller is likely to be a disappointment for Eintracht Frankfurt. Even though Haller’s likelihood to disappoint of only 1.81% (which is low) means that it is unlikely that Haller’s Football Efficiency will change at Enintracht Frankfurt. Haller’s Offense Efficiency of 0.16% is also not helping. The issue is that although Haller scored a lot in the Dutch Eredivisie he also produced a lot of shots that did not score.

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Bernardo Silva to Manchester City

TransferMarkt listed the possible transfer fee for Bernardo Silva at £20 million, but The Football Efficiency Monitoring System valued Bernardo Silva at £40 million. Now Bernardo Silva is going from AS Monaco to Manchester City for the sum of £42.50 million. This valuation is based on the following Football Efficiency chart of Bernardo Silva:

FC Utrecht: senseless substitutes

Besides using The Football Efficiency Monitoring System for supporting decision for buying and selling players, or selecting the starting eleven, The Football Efficiency Monitoring System is also usable for supporting decision making in real time during the match for substitutes. In the match against AZ in the play offs for playing in the Europe League FC Utrecht showcased how The Football Efficiency Monitoring System would have helped making better decisions. Continue reading “FC Utrecht: senseless substitutes”

Barcelona U19: full integration of first, second and youth team highlighting Jordi Mboula

One of the lessons we learned analyzing all the players we analyzed, is how important it is to have a full integration of the first, second and youth teams. Although nowadays being send to the second team or youth team is considered a punishment, it would be much better if players understood that playing in an easier competition is an excellent opportunity to increase their Overall Efficiency. Of course, players find it okay to play in the second or youth team after recovering from an injury. But currently, a player’s image is too much of a concern that big name players would create problems if they were sent to the second or youth team. Nevertheless, introducing a culture in football where playing in the second team is a good opportunity to get form back after a bad series, would profit a club a lot. Continue reading “Barcelona U19: full integration of first, second and youth team highlighting Jordi Mboula”

Hannover 96: Selecting the starting eleven with the Football Efficiency Monitoring System

Hannover 96 drew the match against FC Erzgebirge Aue on April 22nd 2017. This draw could turn out to be very costly for Hannover 96 if it means that they are not promoted directly back to the Erste Bundesliga after having been regulated this season to the Zweite Bundesliga. Would it have made a difference if Hannover 96 had used the Football Efficiency Monitoring System for selecting the starting eleven and substitutes? One can never know for certain, but we can use  football efficiency to see where there were different choices. Continue reading “Hannover 96: Selecting the starting eleven with the Football Efficiency Monitoring System”

Future Cup 2017 – 4 matches of RSC Anderlecht U17 highlighting Yari Verschaeren

We analyzed 4 matches of RSC Anderlecht U17 in the Future Cup 2017. Manager René Peeters said after the first two wins that RSC Anderlecht U17 team was weaker than he wanted it to be. Nevertheless, RSC Anderlecht U17 ended up in fourth place after only just losing the semi-finals to Ajax after penalties and totally botching the losers final against the surprisingly good J-League.

Sjaak Swart, the famous retired Ajax player, gets to chose the best player of the Future Cup 2017. He chose Yari Verschaeren of RSC Anderlecht U17. For that reason we highlight his data here although he only played in 2 of the 4 matches we analyzed. His choice for Yari Verschaeren is strange to say the least. Although there could be ulterior motives, let’s assume that Sjaak Swart really considers Yari Verschaeren the best player of the Future Cup 2017 and that his opinion is well respected within the football world in general and Ajax specifically. Then the choice for Yari Verschaeren is an excellent example of how focusing on skills mislead scouts. Continue reading “Future Cup 2017 – 4 matches of RSC Anderlecht U17 highlighting Yari Verschaeren”

Future Cup 2017 – All 5 matches of Ajax under 17 & highlighting Ryan Gravenberch

We analyzed all five matches of Ajax under 17 in the Future Cup 2017. Ajax U17 won the final of the Future Cup. As an example we have all the graphs of Ryan Gravenberch who was Ajax’ best player for the first four matches. In the final Abdellah Aberkane turned out to be just a little bit better than Ryan Gravenberch also thank to the goal Abdellah Aberkane made.

In our database we have the data for the players of Ajax U17 who played in the Future Cup 2017 in the table below. In the table their chances to disappoint are also listed as they could be looked up in our public list of the 1600+ players that we have analyzed so far. We omit whether a player is overvalued or undervalued as there are no transfer fee data in TransferMarkt. Nevertheless, in our database we have transfer fees for these players as if they played in the second division in the Netherlands. After the table we give the 4 graphs of Ryan Gravenberch as an example as well as all additional data that we have in our database for Ryan Gravenberch. Please note that Overall Efficiency is more important than a low chance to disappoint. Ideal, as can be seen in the case of Ryan Gravenberch below, a player has both a low chance to disappoint and a high Overall Efficiency. If you want to have all the data of Ajax in the Future Cup 2017, then at the bottom of this page there is a form where you can order the complete data set and report. Or you can subscribe to our complete database with all 1600+ players in the sidebar and get all data for all players.  Continue reading “Future Cup 2017 – All 5 matches of Ajax under 17 & highlighting Ryan Gravenberch”

Schalke 04: substituting an inactive but efficient player

This is an example of player A being substituted by player B, while it would have been better to substitute player C by player B. (In this example Max Meyer is player A, Benjamin Strambouli is player B and Allessandro Schöpf is player C.)

Schalke 04 lost to Ajax with 2-0 in the game of 13-4-2017. But not only that, Ajax dominated the game for almost the whole match. Although the first substitute did improve Schalke 04’s play, it could have been better because Markus Weinzierl, the manager of Schalke 04, made the mistake of substituting an inactive but efficient player rather than an active but inefficient player. Case in point: Markus Weinzierl substituted Max Meyer whose efficiency during the match is shown in the graph below. Max Meyer was playing mediocre, but Allessandro Schöpf was even playing worse as we will see.    Continue reading “Schalke 04: substituting an inactive but efficient player”