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English Premier League Advanced Statistics

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Stu Forster

The following sortable tables contain advanced shot statistics for the 2015-2016 English Premier League. They are updated at semi-regular intervals. For definitions, see the Glossary below. For statistics from other European leagues, see the advanced statistics page for La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A.

English Premier League Statistics

Updated through matches of May 2. All data provided by Opta.

Attack Shots DZ Wide SoB %Cross %TB SoT DZ Pass Counter Est. Poss.
Arsenal 553 276 125 152 39% 9.2% 201 62 119 133
Aston Villa 374 143 57 174 62% 1.5% 106 29 82 52
Bournemouth 443 155 81 207 50% 3.8% 133 30 84 62
Chelsea 485 193 100 192 36% 8.2% 151 36 124 79
Crystal Palace 433 168 85 180 59% 1.2% 139 27 96 23
Everton 451 178 91 182 46% 8.2% 152 40 100 67
Leicester City 465 203 97 165 47% 8.7% 155 33 135 22
Liverpool 580 209 104 267 32% 8.0% 183 35 132 75
Manchester City 579 237 121 221 45% 7.0% 197 52 139 102
Manchester United 397 143 74 180 34% 5.5% 132 37 86 55
Newcastle United 368 169 71 128 50% 4.6% 136 33 107 44
Norwich City 380 150 56 174 49% 2.4% 118 20 69 44
Southampton 493 238 86 169 47% 4.3% 158 34 117 48
Stoke City 395 144 61 190 47% 5.4% 116 24 100 50
Sunderland 405 140 81 184 35% 8.6% 124 25 91 47
Swansea City 420 155 68 197 46% 4.0% 124 33 85 42
Tottenham Hotspur 616 199 135 282 40% 7.2% 234 36 139 79
Watford 395 133 76 186 40% 2.4% 119 28 84 44
West Bromwich 360 154 61 145 50% 3.7% 97 25 73 29
West Ham United 492 206 80 206 48% 2.4% 161 33 118 41

Defense Shots DZ Wide SoB %Cross %TB SoT DZ Pass Counter Est. Poss.
Arsenal 432 138 83 211 43% 4.5% 145 24 108 39
Aston Villa 473 213 82 178 44% 6.4% 178 32 108 43
Bournemouth 414 162 86 166 37% 8.5% 141 23 91 38
Chelsea 420 158 87 175 46% 8.6% 154 32 104 52
Crystal Palace 534 193 86 255 35% 6.5% 161 47 129 75
Everton 495 194 96 205 48% 5.9% 163 37 119 68
Leicester City 492 208 90 194 48% 5.4% 130 35 111 56
Liverpool 358 150 51 157 43% 3.0% 118 26 71 36
Manchester City 328 138 60 130 44% 11.1% 124 17 73 28
Manchester United 377 181 61 135 48% 4.5% 115 30 82 33
Newcastle United 529 215 89 225 45% 5.3% 169 44 109 72
Norwich City 444 197 90 157 46% 6.6% 146 27 112 68
Southampton 426 169 72 185 51% 4.6% 128 26 104 58
Stoke City 497 184 110 203 41% 7.5% 162 45 121 67
Sunderland 522 206 98 218 46% 3.9% 197 48 110 98
Swansea City 479 197 97 185 43% 6.1% 154 32 112 54
Tottenham Hotspur 394 148 82 164 51% 2.2% 109 25 89 31
Watford 449 171 91 187 50% 5.0% 148 25 108 51
West Bromwich 526 163 120 243 45% 4.6% 146 51 120 87
West Ham United 495 208 79 208 40% 3.1% 148 46 99 84

Fancy G GA NPG NPGA xG xGA GD xGD TSD SoTD Mt
Arsenal 59 34 56 30 67.0 32.6 +25 +34.4 +121 +56 36
Aston Villa 27 72 22 67 25.2 51.0 -45 -25.8 -99 -72 36
Bournemouth 43 63 39 59 34.7 46.3 -20 -11.6 +29 -8 36
Chelsea 55 48 48 44 48.7 37.6 +7 +11.1 +65 -3 35
Crystal Palace 36 46 31 39 34.8 47.5 -10 -12.7 -101 -22 36
Everton 55 49 49 44 44.7 44.3 +6 +0.4 -44 -11 35
Leicester City 64 34 54 31 54.6 39.2 +30 +15.4 -27 +25 36
Liverpool 59 48 56 45 49.7 32.6 +11 +17.2 +222 +65 35
Manchester City 68 38 63 36 59.8 35.6 +30 +24.3 +251 +73 36
Manchester United 43 31 37 28 39.5 33.9 +12 +5.6 +20 +17 35
Newcastle United 39 64 36 58 31.2 49.4 -25 -18.2 -161 -33 36
Norwich City 35 61 34 51 32.0 46.1 -26 -14.1 -64 -28 35
Southampton 53 39 49 38 47.8 40.4 +14 +7.3 +67 +30 36
Stoke City 38 52 32 47 34.7 46.5 -14 -11.8 -102 -46 36
Sunderland 40 58 34 51 33.2 48.2 -18 -15.0 -117 -73 35
Swansea City 37 50 31 44 32.9 46.6 -13 -13.6 -59 -30 36
Tottenham Hotspur 67 28 61 24 60.7 31.3 +39 +29.3 +222 +125 36
Watford 36 42 29 37 31.9 40.4 -6 -8.5 -54 -29 35
West Bromwich 32 46 29 38 31.4 44.5 -14 -13.2 -166 -49 36
West Ham United 60 43 56 35 45.2 46.0 +17 -0.9 -3 +13 35

Glossary

The shot locations are based on my Shot Matrix shot locations, the map is displayed to the right. Penalties are not included in shots.

Shot_matrix4DZS: Shots from the danger zone, which is zones 1-3, the close and central areas of the box.

WS: Shots from the wide areas of the 18-yard-box, zones 4-5.

SoB: Shots from outside the 18-yard-box, zones 6-8.

%Cross: Percentage of shots from the danger zone assisted by crosses.

%TB: Percentage of shots from zones 1-5 assisted by through-balls.

SoT: Shots on target

DZ Pass: Shots assisted by passes in or around the danger zone.

Counter: Shots attempted from counterattacking moves

Est. Poss.: Shot attempted from established possession in the opposition half

NPG: Goals not from penalties or from own goals. (xG is meant to nearly sum to NPG, but it does not quite because (a) the fit isn't exactly perfect and (b) xG deprecates shots off rebounds and only counts for a team one shot from every attacking move.)

TSD: Total Shots Difference, shots taken minus shots allowed.

SoTD: Shots on target difference, shots on target minus shots on target conceded.

xG: Expected goals scored or conceded based on shot type, assist type and shot location, speed of attack and a few more factors. For the explanation of the components of xG, see my full open-method expected goals methodology.

Expected goals here does not sum to the same total as goals, because it excludes penalties and own goals, as well as deprecating the value of chances off rebounds.

A disclaimer on xG: These are not meant to be definitive. I have published the component numbers precisely so that you can make your own judgments. The game of football is irreducibly complex, and I do not mean to suggest I have finally reduced it to a single number. But I think xG, even if this simple form, remains a useful and interesting figure. I will be working to improve my xG statistics (in a fully open way) over the next several months.

xGD: Expected Goals Difference, expected goals created minus expected goals conceded.