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Advanced Stats 2016-17 English Premier League Through Round 24

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The latest (limited) advanced stats on this season’s EPL.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Here’s the latest:

Advanced Stats 2016-17 Premier League

Adv Stats Through Round 24

Team xG xGA xGD Avg. Shots Avg. Shots Against xG/Shot xG/Shot Against
Team xG xGA xGD Avg. Shots Avg. Shots Against xG/Shot xG/Shot Against
Arsenal 38.5 22.59 15.91 15.375 10.46 0.1045 0.0928
Bournemouth 24.1 35.02 -10.92 11.91 13.88 0.0842 0.1042
Burnley 20.8 31.82 -11.02 10 18.83 0.0931 0.0742
Chelsea 36.34 16.77 19.57 14.2 8.46 0.1074 0.0782
Crystal Palace 21.29 30.44 -9.15 12.2 13.7 0.0747 0.0922
Everton 29.25 25.197 4.05 12.66 12.125 0.0941 0.0836
Hull City 17.74 35.77 -18.03 9.91 18.29 0.0746 0.0842
Leicester 23.49 30.15 -6.66 10.96 14.5 0.0919 0.0881
Liverpool 39.77 18.4 21.37 17.04 7.63 0.0988 0.1015
Man City 43.73 16.323 27.41 15.88 7.96 0.1092 0.0883
Man United 36.41 19.39 17.02 16.04 10.16 0.0933 0.0813
Middlesbrough 16.63 27.94 -11.31 9 14.04 0.0736 0.0791
Southampton 29.3 18.42 10.88 15.13 10.25 0.0804 0.0734
Stoke City 24.06 28.98 -4.92 11.66 14.5 0.0837 0.0797
Sunderland 17.41 36.45 -19.04 9.92 18.04 0.0787 0.0849
Swansea 24.62 43.05 -18.43 11.04 14.38 0.0957 0.1241
Tottenham 37.47 20.52 16.95 17.5 9.08 0.0896 0.0953
Watford 19.91 28.49 -8.58 10.88 13.71 0.0759 0.0832
WBA 24.19 26.96 -2.77 10.38 13.42 0.1034 0.0822
West Ham 29.01 34.96 -5.95 13.21 13.67 0.0951 0.1047

Here are the attacking stats:

adv shot stats attacking

Man City is looking better now that they’re back to the 4-1-4-1. Spurs and Liverpool are in the same general vicinity. Man United is looking like the weakest attacking team as they generate a comparable number of shots to Man City but the quality of those shots is more like ours. Lower volume plus lower quality isn’t a winning formula.

On the other end of things, Middlesbrough continues to be aggressively boring and could well find themselves in a relegation fight. Their attack is diabolically bad: They take the fewest shots in the league and their average shot quality is worst in the league. That’s a losing combination. Burnley, Swansea, and the Lesters have the strongest attacks amongst relegation candidates or teams you’d expect to be in a relegation battle in Burnley’s case.

One other note: Look at the quality of Palace’s chances. It’s abysmal. With the squad they have, they should be sitting deep and launching counters down the wings through Zaha, Townsend, and Benteke. That is... not what is happening. If the Eagles are going to be safe, it needs to change.

Here are the defensive numbers:

adv shots defensive numbers

Burnley continues to be an oddity: They concede more shots than anyone else, but the shots they concede are poorer in quality than any other EPL team save Southampton. Swansea is still catastrophically bad but the number is coming down—it’s lower than it was three weeks ago and that’s even with an absolute belting from City on the books.

Anything else stand out to y’all? Thoughts?