Barnsley are currently placed at 22nd in the 2021-22 EFL Championship standings. They have secured just 11 points from the 15 games played so far. They are only ahead of Derby County, who are on five points after the recent 12 point deduction, and Hull City on second-last with nine points from their 16 games. Here, in this post, we will look at the stats produced so far by Barnsley.
Barnsley had been on an eight-game long run of defeats before they beat Derby County in the latest match. They recently replaced their manager with Joseph Laumann, who started his spell with the 2-1 win over Derby County. The manager has decided to tweak his formations between 4-3-2 and 3-4-1-2. The Barnsley fans will hope the new appointment helps them escape the Championship relegation zone this season.
The above viz shows the number of goals scored by each team so far in the season. Barnsley have scored just the 12 goals so far in 16 games, only more than Hull City, who are a couple of points behind them. Barnsley need to improve their attacking play a lot if they want to have any chances of survival in the Championship.
The above viz shows the xGA value for various teams which shows the number of goals a team has conceded. Barnsley have the highest xGA value in the entire division of over 30. Barnsley have managed to score 23 goals in their first 16 games, and have one of the poorest defensive records in the Championship.
Barnsley have shown positive signs going forward with their attacks. They have the second-most accumulated passes into the final third. If there are more touches and passes in the final third, there is always a bigger chance of getting goals. The manager needs to try and keep getting the goals out of this team.
The above viz shows the PPDA (passes per defensive action ) value for the various EFL Championship teams. Barnsley have the seventh-lowest PPDA value in the league of 9.06, showing that they are constantly trying to put in defensive actions.
Barnsley is in a lot of trouble this season after their dodgy start. They have changed the managership and now hope from him to turn around the situation and get Barnsley back into form.