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Statistical and Analytical Review

Fiorentina is the worst dribbling team in Serie A and it’s on purpose

When you’ve got so many guys who can beat a man and almost never do, it’s time to look a little closer.

What Fiorentina’s shot distance says about the their attacking philosophy

Diving deep (maybe too deep) into some relatively obscure numbers.

Fiorentina’s problems in defense have a simple solution

After re-re-watching the past couple of games, we have even more reasons for optimism.

Using the numbers to unravel Fiorentina’s midfield tangle

With seven players competing for three midfield spots, Vincenzo Italiano has a puzzle on his hands.

Pezzella’s alignment has gone from neutral to chaotic evil

Take a deep dive on the captain’s troubling positioning against Bologna.

How has Fiorentina’s defense changed under Prandelli?

BeppeBall was pretty effective at times on the back foot, so let’s have a look at the numbers to figure out how the new mister has followed up.

Looking to the Advanced Stats for Help

Can the underlying numbers make sense of anything?

It’s too early to analyze Fiorentina’s new wingback tactics, so let’s analyze Fiorentina’s new wingback tactics

The Viola showed off some fascinating new wrinkles in their patented version of BeppeBall. Let’s have a look.

Stats dive: Amrabat is more than just a Pulgar upgrade

The Moroccan midfield general has very few weaknesses in his game.

Fiorentina’s forwards are the least effective in Serie A, but there’s reason for hope

Turns out that forwards who score goals can really help your team.

5 things we’ve learned about Montella’s substitution patterns

It’s been 12 matches and we’re starting to get a feel for how the Viola boss likes to use his bench.

How Brescia stifled Fiorentina’s attack and what Fiorentina can do about it

The Rondinelle provided a template on how to slow down what had been the league’s funnest offensive unit, but they also showed how to counteract their own defensive measures.

How Fiorentina manipulates space in attack without a center forward

Everyone wondered where the goals would come from in Montella’s strikerless formation, but the Viola attack has been rolling right along regardless.

Fiorentina pays the 8th-most salary in Serie A

GdS has released its annual report on player wages, and there are a few eyebrow-raisers for the Viola.

A (very incomplete) look at who in Serie A is doing the best in the transfer market

Going deep on some transfer numbers and turning up some pretty interesting, albeit incomplete (so don’t go screaming at us for the results here), stuff.

Here’s how Hamed Junior Traorè fits into the Fiorentina midfield

The 18-year-old is definitely still a little bit raw, but Viola fans aren’t wrong to be excited about him.

Giovanni Simeone isn’t scoring enough

It’s been a tough year for Argentine number 9, and we’re taking a look at what’s gone wrong.

Fiorentina 6-1 Chievo Verona: Statistical review

Let’s have a look at three of the reasons that the Viola just romped through this one.

What does the Coppa Italia result mean for Fiorentina?

After Milan got dismantled in the Coppa Italia final, the Viola’s path to the Europa League got a bit trickier.

Genoa 2-3 Fiorentina: Recap and player grades

Still not sure what the heck happened here, but we’ll try to break it down.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Sportiello

He’s been the best goalkeeper in Serie A during the Viola win streak and deserves a lot of recognition for it.

Nikola Milenković might change Fiorentina’s entire approach

The hulking centerback’s inclusion in the first XI could have some far-reaching repercussions for the other players.

Fiorentina and xG

A match made in heave... probably hell, actually.

Verona 0-5 Fiorentina: Statistical analysis

We’re going to look at some of the numbers from the big win and see what they can tell us.

Inter 3-0 Fiorentina: Statistical analysis

Have a look at some of the numbers from this debacle and what they mean.

Comparing Fiorentina’s final numbers to seasons past

Yeah, we know this year was awful, but we really wanted to know exactly how awful.

Is Ciprian Tatarusanu a good goalkeeper?

We never seem to talk about the Viola and Romania number 1, so let’s put the spotlight on him and the other goalkeepers in Serie A.

Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: Statistical analysis

We've looked at the numbers, and they're, well, about what you'd expect on the surface. There's some fun stuff if you dig deeper, though.

Atalanta 2-3 Fiorentina: Statistical analysis

In which we try to quantify what a really wild finish looks like.

Fiorentina 1-1 Spurs: Statistical analysis

Let's break down this hard-fought and entertaining affair, since you know that Sousa and co. are going to draw some interesting conclusions from it.

Fiorentina 2-0 Torino: Statistical analysis

In which we attempt to quantify a huge sigh of relief.

AC Milan 2-0 Fiorentina: Statistical analysis

Another match, another painful set of numbers.