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StatsBomb Conference: Research Papers

By StatsBomb | October 17, 2019 | Conference

A great time was had by all at the first StatsBomb Conference held at Stamford Bridge on Friday 11th October. The two rooms were frequently packed to enjoy presentations that ranged from experienced sports practitioners through to enthusiastic amateurs. The standard was extremely high throughout. As part of the event the research room saw seven presentations from groups and individuals who had been supplied with StatsBomb Data with a view to creating original research. The papers devised are available here (click the links to download the pdfs), and videos of the presentations are available via our youtube channel.


Tom Decroos, Jesse Davis - Interpretable Prediction of Goals in Soccer

Estefania Vidal - Entry Zones in Football

Twenty3 - How to Break Down a Set Defence

Pieter Robberechts - Valuing the Art of Pressing

Benjamin Larrousse - Improving Decision Making For Shots

Ryan Beal - Learning The Value of Teamwork to Form Efficient Teams

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