Revealed: How the Premier League SHOULD have finished - according to data experts
What a difference this would make...
As the old adage goes, football isn’t played on paper, but fans of some Premier League clubs will be wishing it was after looking through a new set of data on how the top flight table should have looked in the aftermath of last weekend’s final round of fixtures.
Expected goals, or xG for short, is a metric used to determine how many time a side should score over the course of 90 minutes based on the quality of chances they create.
Of course that also means that there is a tally of expected goals conceded, and using these two figures, it’s possible to determine how many points a team is expected to take from a match.
Stats-based site Understat have thrown all of those numbers together, and the outcome is an alternative Premier League table showing where every club should have finished.
Click through the standings below...