Scoring players dribbling skill with the Elo algorithm in Python using the StatsBomb open dataset.
In this post for Towards Data Science - “Evaluating Football Dribbling Skill by Utilizing the Elo Algorithm” I'm all about modeling one of the most beautiful skills in football - dribbling. To this end, I used the Elo algorithm, originally developed to evaluate chess players. With some adjustments, I applied Elo on Euro 2020 and FA Women’s Super League, using StatsBomb open dataset.
All code is available in the article.
This post concludes an end-to-end Python code to implement the suggested method by yourselfs. Full rankings for FA Women’s Super League are available here.