Viola Overview & Statistics Week 27

Valerio Pennicino

Two losses against Lazio at Home and Juventus in Turin. No goals were scored in the last 180 minutes. One more match to get through Valero's 3 matches ban. Under achieving purples with a coach struggling to get the best out of his players.

It has been two weeks since the last Statistics discussion, Namely before the losses to Lazio at home and Juventus in Turin. The poor form continues, but sparkles of eminent return to winning ways are not dead yet. A very disappointing performance against Lazio was answered with a good enough performance against Juventus keeping the fans hopes up to limit Juventus success to Serie A only. An overview of Fiorentina's performance this season does indeed look better than the last. However, almost every fan agrees that this team could do much better. This argument is for the non-stats guys who are welcome to challenge my opinion on how is Fiorentina now compared to last season.

Positives are:

  1. Neto has been sensational and has eliminated all of Viviano's failed transfer memories (+1)
  2. Savic has improved dramatically and is now used to blocking counter attacks more efficiently           adding to his aerial duels abilities. (+1)
  3. Tomovic has also turned it up a notch this season. Not as much as Savic and Neto but it is still a                 positive (+1)
  4. Matias Fernandez felt it against Pescara when he scored twice in last season's final match and is               constantly improving in a midfield that has been on the decline. (+1)
  5. Wolski, It is too early to mark him as a positive yet but i had to mention him a positive prospect for next         season.
  6. The return of Vargas (+1)
  7. Rossi is arguably the best positive Fiorentina had in years (+1)

Negatives:

  1. The defense is as thin as paper when Savic or Gonzalo have to sit any match (-1)
  2. Pasqual poor performance (-1)
  3. Pizarro poor performance (-1)
  4. Aquilani's horrible performance (-1)
  5. Newcomers unable to meet expectations (Gomez, Ilicic) leaving a big gap that Jovetic and Ljajic left (-2)
  6. Continuous injuries since September (-1)
  7. Heavy refereeing effects on the team results and suspensions (-1)
As i am sure these opinions and facts might be interpreted differently by anyone else but the majority will probably agree that Fiorentina are not playing as good as last season. 6 positives against 8 negatives and that was just from the top of my head. I could be harsh here but let's go back 1 year in time when there was Jovetic, Ljajic, Cuadrado, Valero and in form Aquilani and Pizarro, the attacking style was so different with all the moving into channels, one twos and dribbling from everywhere and by everyone. This year no one but Cuadrado dribbles correctly and no one moves into channels except Valero. When aquilani does it, then you know the keeper could get a short nap til the ball reaches him. I can barely remember any opposing defense broken with Viola passing. Last year, i could not get enough of that. Montella's boys became limited or it could be Montella himself limiting his boys. Either way, there is something very wrong tactically in addition to the injuries and refereeing mistakes. Moving on to the numbers now.

TEAM OFFENSIVE STATISTICS


Two 1-0 losses in a row saw Fiorentina average shots per game reduced to 14.6. Juventus are still in the lead with 17.1.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Shots per Game


Rank


Shots per Game


5


15.4


5


14.6

Two ranks were dropped in shots on target per game. This is one of the stats that clarifies the lack of goals in the last 180 minutes Fiorentina played against Lazio and Juventus. The latter average was reduced as well but retain the lead with 6.4 shots on target per game.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Shots on Target per Game


Rank


Shots on Target per Game


6


4.5

8


4.3


Fiorentina maintained dribbling ways to jump two ranks to second over Lazio and Udinese. I would say most of those dribbles were effective in defense as Savic was highly composed and held the ball tricking Juventus offense numerous times with a back heal dribble. Anything in the front was not as effective. Inter are still in the lead with 14.3 dribbles per game.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Dribbles per Game


Rank


Dribbles per Game


4


11.0


2


11.2


Sassuolo tie with Fiorentina in second place as Fiorentina have been fouled much less than average in the last two matches against Lazio and Juventus.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Fouled per Game


Rank


Fouled Per Game


2


16.1


2


15.9


Fiorentina are still in third behind Juventus and Roma who lead the ranks with 86.3% pass success.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Pass success


Rank


Pass success


3


86.2%


3


85.9%


It is worth noting that Fiorentina remain the least team to have offside per game reduced to 1.3 from 1.5 since week 24.

TEAM DEFENSIVE STATISTICS


Fiorentina conceded less shots in the past two games but remain the 14th in rankings. Just as noted in my last Statistics post, Roma are now first place with Juventus after Fiorentina put a few more shots on Juventus than they are used to per match at 9.8

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Shots Conceded per Game


Rank


Shots Conceded per Game


14


12.2


14


12.1


Viola continue to occupy 19th place in tackles made per game only best to Cagliari. In form Parma are in the lead with 24.9 tackles per game.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Tackles per Game


Rank


Tackles per Game


19


18.3


19


18.5


Fiorentina are still the least team to commit fouls per game at 11.7. Catania and Sampdoria are first with 17.6 each.

WEEK 25


WEEK 27


Rank


Fouls per Game


Rank


Fouls per Game


20


11.6


20


11.7


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS


In this section, only players who make the top 5 or worst 5 depending on the type of stat discussed will be mentioned here.

POSITIVE STATS

Giuseppe Rossi is now down to second place after more than two months of injury with a 1 goal margin to Carlos Tevez. Neto is one of fifteen players who appeared in 27 matches. The players who share the first spot appearances may increase after the Parma vs Roma match is played come April. Valero missed both matches against Lazio and Juventus but is still third in assists ranking along with 4 other players. He will also miss Chievo match before returning against Napoli. Juan Cuadrado remains the best dribbler in Serie A with an average of 4 dribbles per game. Savic is still in third with the same average of 3.2 interceptions per game. While Mati Fernandez is still the best passer in Serie A with 93.5% success, Pizarro moved up a rank to 7th with 90.9% success rate. Savic remains in third rank in Aerial duel won per game at an average of 4.

Summary


PLAYER


CATEGORY


WEEK 25


WEEK 27


RANK


UNIT


RANK


UNIT


Rossi


Goals Scored


1


14


2


14


Neto


Appearances


1


27


1


27


Valero


Assists


3


7


3


7


Fernandez


Pass success


1


93.7%


1


93.5%


Pizarro


Pass Success


8


90.8%


7


90.9%


Savic


Aerial Duels


3


4


3


4


Savic


Interceptions


3


3.2


3


3.2


Cuadrado


Dribbles


1


4.1


1


4


This table shows the starting formation and its result but by no means shows if that formation was changed during the match.

APP

FORMATION

W

D

L

For

Against

Teams

12

4-3-3

5

3

4

20

17

Parma-Chievo-Sampdoria-Udinese-Hellas-Roma-Sassuolo-Catania-Genoa-Parma, Lazio, Juventus

5

4-3-2-1

1

2

2

5

5

Inter-Juventus-Lazio-Torino-Cagliari

6

3-5-2

3

1

2

8

6

Catania-Cagliari-Napoli-Livorno-Atalanta-Inter

3

4-1-2-1-2

3

-

-

9

2

Genoa-Atalanta-Milan

1

3-5-1-1

1

-

-

3

-

Bologna

27

-

13

6

8

45

30

-

Hot Prospect Rafal Wolski

The Polish youngster has been impressing many fans during his limited time on the field. Wolski started 3 matches for Fiorentina and was subbed in 5 times this season. He was able to score 1 goal against Atalanta. Until week 25, Wolski had a record of 4 wins and 1 draw with Fiorentina. Here is a small summary of how much he played this season:

  • Added time in 5-2 win over Genoa. Subbed in at minute 90'
  • Started against Atalanta first leg 2-0 win. Subbed out at minute 54'
  • First leg draw against Parma 2-2. Started then subbed at halftime
  • 1-0 win against Sassuolo. Subbed in at minute 89'
  • Started against Chievo 2-0 victory. Subbed out at minute 69'
  • Victory against Atalanta 2-0 (2nd Leg). Subbed in at 60' and scored.
  • Loss 1-0 to Lazio. Subbed in at minute 73'.
  • Loss to Juventus, Subbed in at minute 65'
In total, Wolski played 241 minutes which is half an hour less than three matches. He should probably get more playing time whenever possible in place of Aquilani, Matos or the likes.

Forza Viola!


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