How to interpret the smart stats

Table view stats


This section shows the stats for "attack", "defense" and "shape" in a table format in reverse chronological order (ie: the most recent games are at the top).

1. Stats are relative to the reference team (the team under which the stats are displayed)

This means that no matter where the game is played (home or away) the first numbers are for the reference team, the second is for the opponent). This way you don't have to mentally switch back and forth between home and away games.

2. Results are relative to the reference team

This means that if the score is 3-1 the reference team scored 3 goals and the opponent 1 goal, no matter where the game was played (home or away).

3. Smart corresponding match selection

When you highlight a game from any side (by hovering with the mouse) a corresponding match is highlighted on the other side. The application will try to highlight matches played against the same opponent. So, if you highlight a game on the left side against Chelsea, it will try to find the matches on the right played against Chelsea. Multiple games may be highlighted at once if you have access to enough games in the past. If such match(es) are not found the application will highlight the game on the same position in the list.

Pros: it allows you to see the evolution of the stats for the team the reference team.
Cons: it is hard to see the differences between the the reference team.

Table view

Graph view stats


This section shows the stats for "attack", "defense" and "shape" in a table format in chronological order (ie: the most recent games are on the right).

It also allows you to see details for a game in the form o a radar chart containing stats broken down in stats for 1st half and 2nd half of the game.

1. Stats are relative to the reference team (the team under which the stats are displayed)

This means that no matter where the game is played (home or away) the first numbers are for the reference team, the second is for the opponent). This way you don't have to mentally switch back and forth between home and away games.

2. The height of the bars represent the difference between reference team and opposing team

This means that if you don't see a bar or it is small, the teams for that game were similar. If the reference team has a higher number for a stat the bar will point upword. If the reference team has a lower number for a stat, the bar will be down.

3. Smart corresponding match selection

Similar to the table view, when highlighting a game the application will try to find a similar game. However, in this case ONLY ONE game on each side can be highlighted.

4. "This game" column

The last game in the list represents the current game and it allows

Pros: it allows you to easily find, based on the difference in "attack", "defense" and "shape" stats, matches that are similar to the current one.
Cons: it is hard to see the evolution of the stats for a team (that's what the table view stats is for)

Graph view