Seated in the Liverpool suburb of Halewood, Finch Farm is a 55-acre state-of-the-art training complex. It also houses Everton, currently one of the Premier League's most innovative and progressive teams when it comes to the use of performance analytics.
As teams throughout the league become increasingly progressive in their use of match data, the level of detail available to teams to assist in their pre and postmatch analysis and preparation has become ever more complex. Stat providers such as Prozone and StatDNA supply data in various forms to an estimated 15 of the 20 Premier League clubs.
In Everton's case though, the team has been using data analysis ever since David Moyes first became manager at Goodison in 2002. "Moyes wanted something in place to provide him with extensive information because he's so detailed, thorough and methodical in his work,"...