Report reveals how Spurs expected goal stats compare to rest of the league

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The Athletic have compiled a table of the current 20 Premier League clubs and their expected goal stats from the opening five games of the new season.

Although it may not come as a surprise to many Spurs fans, unfortunately, Tottenham sit rock bottom in that table.

Spurs have an xG of 4.42, which is considerably lower than the league leaders Liverpool who have a whopping 13.45.

As Tottenham have now played five matches, the stats show they have been expected to score less than a goal per game from the chances they have created.

The Athletic also reveal that only three teams in the Premier League have scored fewer goals than Spurs, they have the joint-fewest chances created with two, and they have the fifth-highest xG against at 9.6.

The full table of expected goals from the opening five fixtures is as follows:

Liverpool – 13.45

Man City – 12.01

Wolves – 9.18

West Ham – 8.98

Chelsea – 8.17

Man United – 8.01

Everton – 7.47

Southampton – 6.15

Crystal Palace – 6.13

Burnley – 6.05

Brentford – 5.92

Arsenal – 5.73

Brighton – 5.63

Aston Villa – 5.6

Newcastle – 5.54

Leeds – 5.5

Leicester – 4.93

Watford – 4.75

Norwich – 4.63

Tottenham – 4.42

Spurs Web Opinion:

Whether you buy into xG stats or not, this table is rather damning for Tottenham. It also quite accurately represents how successful a start each club has had in the Premier League this season. Spurs are perhaps lucky to be as high as they are in the table after those three narrow 1-0 victories.

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