first_img shining deals 9 5. Tottenham – Real position = 3Games played – 30Real points = 61 | Expected points = 49.504. Manchester United – Real position = 4Games played – 30Real points = 58 | Expected points = 49.763. Chelsea – Real position = 6Games played – 30Real points = 57 | Expected points = 54.33 Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. gameday cracker 20. Huddersfield – Real position = 20Games played – 31Real points = 14 | Expected points = 25.4919. Fulham – Real position = 19Games played – 31Real points = 17 | Expected points = 27.35 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Declan Rice has had an outstanding season with West Ham Ryan Babel equalises against Liverpool but it wasn’t enough to get three points in the end Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What is expected goals? 9. Crystal Palace – Real position = 13Games played – 30Real points = 33 | Expected points = 41.348. Leicester – Real position = 11Games played – 31Real points = 41 | Expected points = 45.10 Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see how clubs are performing based on their xG stats.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool players celebrate during their win over Fulham Even if the FA Cup quarter-finals decimated the Premier League fixture list we still got an enthralling weekend of action.Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a late win over Fulham while, with the chance to put themselves within one point of third sport, Chelsea blew it and lost 2-0 to Everton at Goodison Park. The Blues weren’t at the races with only one really high quality chance during the game when Gonzalo Higuain saw his shot block on the right of the six-yard box.Meanwhile, West Ham and Huddersfield Town played out a seven-goal thriller with the Hammers winning 4-3, perhaps with a tinge of fortune, as they only created shots with an expected goals value of just 1.88 – and that includes Mark Noble’s penalty.But how would the Premier League table look if it was based on results calculated by ‘Expected Goals’? 7. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 7Games played – 30Real points = 44 | Expected points = 47.686. Arsenal – Real position = 5Games played – 30Real points = 60 | Expected points = 48.33 9 18. Brighton & Hove Albion – Real position = 15Games played – 29Real points = 33  | Expected points = 29.9317. Cardiff City – Real position = 18Games played – 30Real points = 28 | Expected points = 30.5516. Newcastle United – Real position = 14Games played – 31Real points = 35 | Expected points = 30.55 Will Manchester City be celebrating at the end of the season?center_img 9 9 15. Southampton – Real position = 17Games played – 30Real points = 30 | Expected points = 33.6214. Burnley – Real position = 16Games played – 31Real points = 30 | Expected points = 34.2713. West Ham – Real position = 9Games played – 31Real points = 42 | Expected points = 35.16 9 Almiron has been brilliant since signing for Newcastle 12. Everton – Real position = 10Games played – 31Real points = 40 | Expected points = 39.3311. Watford – Real position = 8Games played – 30Real points = 43 | Expected points = 40.0410. Bournemouth – Real position = 12Games played – 31Real points = 38 | Expected points = 40.84 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Alexandre Lacazette celebrates Can Bournemouth finish in the top eight? Leicester City have shown great character throughout the course of the season 9 9 2. Liverpool – Real position = 2Games played – 31Real points = 76 | Expected points = 69.261. Manchester City – Real position = 1Games played – 30Real points = 74 | Expected points = 71.82 9 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 9 tense Chelsea were dismal against Everton huge blow no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more