Identifying Fast Passers Using Data - StatsBomb

Think about De Zerbi’s Brighton knocking it about deep in their own defensive third, baiting the opposition. It amounts to nothing if they can’t move the ball forwards quickly and accurately when they manufacture an opportunity to do so.

But of course, passing the ball quickly, accurately and into more advanced areas of the pitch is not an easy thing to do. Players that can do so reliably and frequently aren’t easy to come by. Which got me thinking…. how can we use data to identify these types of players?

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