I’ve got a project coming up for my statistics module at uni, it involves analysing data — can be to do with anything, and we are encouraged to follow our interests, so I want to do something to do with football (soccer)
The trouble is I’m not really much of an “ideas” person — I’ve had some vague thoughts about maybe looking at something to do with xG, or transfer fees, or how players are valued, but no real concrete ideas. My professor suggested looking at how home advantage basically disappeared during lockdown with there being no fans at the grounds, and whether it has returned since.
But anyway I know you guys are a lot more creative than me, so can anyone suggest any ideas for this project? What would be a cool/interesting statistical football project, ideally something that hasn’t really been looked at before?
Many thanks for your help and look forward to hearing your cool ideas