Comparison between Cooper and Potter
Comparing Steve Cooper’s 2 seasons as Head Coach following Graham Potter
Can the comparisons in the Whoscored.com website be flawed, or is the criteria taken from that website, apart from the AERIALS WON won statistic, immaterial when compared to the previous season despite the improvements on the field and a better points ratio in season 2020/21 than the season before.
Tackles increased during Cooper's first season but in 2020/21 dropped below the total in 2018/19.
What can be seen is that in both seasons since Potter left the club to join Brighton & H.A. almost every criteria has decreased apart from the Tackles and Aerials Won criteria.
Certain criteria in the data from Whoscored.com can be broken down, such as Attempts(Total, Open Play, Set Piece, Counter Attack, Penalty and Own Goal) and with Pass Types(Total, Crosses, Through Ball, Long Balls and Short Passes) which can all be seen on the relative match report on the website.
The criteria are basic stats from a match and a guideline but nowhere near the analytics that are evident in the modern game.
Make of it what you will.