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Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals: Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea

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Liverpool are currently in the first place of the Premier League table with 73 points and their nearest rival in the second place, Manchester City, have only 51.

Following the last weekend, Leicester City played a 2-2 draw with Chelsea and the Foxes are now third with 49 points. The top four close Chelsea with 41 points.

Tottenham are fifth in the table with 37 points following 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

But how could the Premier League table look based on expected goals?

Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.

talkSPORT.com and Understat.com made an alternative table based on expected goals.

  1. Newcastle – Real position = 12

Real points = 31 | Expected points = 16.92

  1. West Ham – Real position = 18

Real points = 24 | Expected points = 21.09

  1. Aston Villa – Real position = 17

Real points = 25 | Expected points = 21.89

  1. Norwich – Real position = 20

Real points = 18 | Expected points = 24.29

  1. Crystal Palace – Real position = 14

Real points = 30 | Expected points = 24.33

  1. Bournemouth – Real position = 16

Real points = 26 | Expected points = 26.11

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