Not every disposal is created equal.
And there’s one type of touch that goes a long way to inflating certain players’ numbers.
With help from Champion Data, we dive into the stats behind kick-ins in this week’s Champion Index.
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THE GREAT STATS INFLATION
Anyone who tracks disposal counts – whether due to a financial investment or just plain interest – knows certain players are guaranteed a few extra touches a week, no matter the opponent.
Every time a player takes a kick-in and disposes of the ball, they’re awarded a disposal, just the same as a player extracting the ball out of a contest or kicking a crucial goal; it’s just that the kick-in disposal was a lot easier to…