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Cies, the Football Observatory of Neuchatel, in partnership with InStat, leading football data company to analyse the performance of Europe’s team, drew up a lists of 100 club from 31 European competitions with the best ratios between shots attempted and shots conceded during the current domestic league season.

In pole position we found Porto with a 3.79 ratio, at second position Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria) with 3.66, at third one Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) with 3.23, at fourth position there is Sarri’s Napoli that come before Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, sixth with 2,87 behind Dinamo Zagreb fifth with 2.89. Liverpool is the second best English team with 2.23 at twentieth position, Tottenham forty-seventh with 1.71. Chelsea is the fourth best english team and hold the fifty-fifth position with 1.60: 243 shot attempted against 152 shot conceded. At same position we found Fenerbahce with 171 shot taken against 109 conceded. Arsenal is ninety-second with 1.36.


Source: Cies Football Observatory

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The CIES Football Observatory has released today their latest ranking of most valuable footballers in the world. Eden Hazard came in the second place ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. The winner once again proved to be Lionel Messi.

The Football Observatory is a research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a private foundation affiliated to the University of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland.

The CIES calculates transfer values based on an econometric algorithm that takes into account player performance, age, position, contract duration and results achieved by their team.

Eden Hazard quite suprisingly has been clasified higher then Cristiano Ronaldo. However the position might be understandable considering winning The Premier League Championship, PFA Player of the Year Award and ESPN FC top 50 Players in the Premier League rank.

It seems that the only prize missing is the Balon d’Or.


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