- Dec 27, 2013
I actually deleted my post because I realised the person was agreeing with my sentiment.It's not, though. The proof is that, throughout a player's career, it all evens out. A player may be over performing for a particular period, but it becomes pretty balanced in the end. Yes, this applies even to the likes of Ronaldo and Lewandowski. Believe it or not, they aren't outperforming their xG. What makes them, and the likes of Haaland, so special is that they accumulate insane numbers of xG with their movement and understanding of the game.
You’ve replied with what seems like the opposite view which I don’t agree with. It’s still an absurd way of looking at it and it’s probably the reason no one uses it based on how you are suggesting.
Adjusting xG based on the ability of the striker has no benefit other than for the individual to see if they are improving or regressing. But the xG that is used by opta which bases it on the situation is more useful.