Shot analysis: Tammy Abraham – AS Roma

Day 19 of blog mas and I’m going to write again about one of the top 5 leagues. Some players move from clubs because there is no future for those players at that certain club. Tammy Abraham was one of those players who moved from Chelsea to AS Roma. In this analysis, I wanted to have a closer look at how he is doing.

In this article, I look at this season shot map. Via different shot maps I want to illustrate how well Abraham is doing, where his shots come from, and correspond that with his data. Next to that, this article also explains the relevance of using shot maps in the way we do and what conclusions we can draw from that.

Shot map: red=goal, orange is a saved shot, grey are missed shots, shots blocked & shots on post

In the shot map above you see all shots by Tammy Abraham in Serie A this season with AS Roma. We see different colors on this map to indicate which type of shot they correspond with. Red means a goal, orange is a shot that is saved by the keeper and all grey shots are all that rests.

In this season Abraham has played 17 games in Serie A. in 1477 minutes he has produced 44 shots in total with 6 goals scored out of 8,8 xG. which means he is slightly underperforming his expected goals. There have been 2 shots from direct freekicks, 4 from a corner, and 38 from open play. Of those shots, 29 were in the penalty area, 6 ouf the box and 9 in the six-yard box.

In the shot map above we see Tammy Abraham’s goal for AS Roma so far this season. What we can see is that all of his goals have been in the penalty, with 4 of his goals have a high xG value – which means he ‘should’ score these chances, based on the quality of these chances.

In the shot map above we see Tammy Abraham’s saved shots for AS Roma so far this season. What we can see is that all of his saved shots have been in the penalty area, with 11 of his saved shot have a high xG value – which means he ‘should’ score these chances, based on the quality of these chances. These shots were conducted around the penalty spot.

In the shot map above we see Tammy Abraham’s missed shots (including shots blocked and shots on post) for AS Roma so far this season. What we can see is that these shots also come from the penalty area a lot, with 9 of his missed shot have a relatively high xG value – which means he ‘should’ score these chances, based on the quality of these chances. The majority of those shots were in the six-yard box. This also explains why his xG is slightly higher than his scored goals.

If you look at these shots and especially look at the following things:

  • Expected goals: how many goals should have been scored based on the quality of the chances? Should the player do better in his finishing?
  • How can you recreate the chances you did score – > how do you maximalise the big chances given
  • Which positions do create the best opportunities, how do you make sure you have more big chances and fewer small chances?

These are questions you have the ask yourself when looking at these maps, especially when you are working with the player and the team. Taking this into your analysis and coaching workflow can enhance the quality of the attack in this specific player.

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