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Final 2017-18 English Premier League advanced statistics

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Advanced stats like xG in sortable tables

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Welcome to your convenient homepage for all Premier League xG and other advanced stats! We will endeavor to update this page every week.

The stats below are updated through the end of the 2017-18 season.

For and Against

Team Goal Goal Agst Shot Shot Agst BC BC Agst DZ DZ Agst xG xG Agst xG Dif
Team Goal Goal Agst Shot Shot Agst BC BC Agst DZ DZ Agst xG xG Agst xG Dif
Arsenal 73 46 593 415 97 65 246 182 71.8 46.8 25.0
Bournemouth 45 58 465 546 46 79 183 248 44.5 60.4 -15.9
Brighton and Hove Albion 33 48 383 550 47 55 166 229 39.5 53.8 -14.3
Burnley 34 34 364 546 42 57 175 212 34.4 50.6 -16.2
Chelsea 60 34 606 375 71 39 232 149 59.1 33.8 25.3
Crystal Palace 44 51 474 461 81 67 201 200 61.9 50.0 11.8
Everton 42 55 356 535 63 65 176 212 46.3 51.3 -5.0
Huddersfield Town 25 53 361 433 34 74 139 213 32.8 53.4 -20.6
Leicester City 53 56 423 484 64 63 186 181 52.3 48.0 4.3
Liverpool 82 34 636 276 107 49 278 119 78.0 32.6 45.4
Manchester City 103 25 664 235 123 30 277 97 87.0 24.6 62.4
Manchester United 66 25 512 434 79 57 206 189 57.8 47.3 10.5
Newcastle United 38 39 437 459 60 66 175 216 46.5 48.6 -2.1
Southampton 36 55 449 489 56 55 200 204 47.2 48.0 -0.8
Stoke City 34 61 384 571 48 90 157 238 40.2 65.7 -25.5
Swansea City 27 51 335 502 40 76 136 211 33.7 57.6 -23.8
Tottenham Hotspur 70 33 623 353 90 44 241 155 71.9 39.0 32.9
Watford 42 57 438 407 58 71 184 202 47.0 51.8 -4.8
West Bromwich Albion 31 53 377 515 45 60 174 208 39.3 49.2 -10.0
West Ham United 48 62 372 555 50 60 163 217 39.7 52.4 -12.7

The above does not include own goals.

Per Game Offense

Team Shots Per Game On Target Per Game xG Per Game Big Chances Per Game DZ Shots Per Game WB Shots Per Game Oustide Box per Game Headers Per Game Fast Break Per Game Cross Assist% % Blocked Through Ball Assist%
Team Shots Per Game On Target Per Game xG Per Game Big Chances Per Game DZ Shots Per Game WB Shots Per Game Oustide Box per Game Headers Per Game Fast Break Per Game Cross Assist% % Blocked Through Ball Assist%
West Ham United 9.79 3.39 1.04 1.21 4.18 1.53 3.68 1.87 0.18 23.9% 26.1% 3.5%
Watford 11.53 3.39 1.24 1.37 4.68 1.92 4.37 2.13 0.13 19.2% 26.5% 2.7%
Swansea City 9.05 2.62 0.91 1.05 3.65 1.22 3.97 1.57 0.16 18.5% 30.7% 2.1%
Newcastle United 11.81 3.84 1.26 1.59 4.70 1.41 5.49 1.84 0.32 17.2% 27.9% 2.5%
Everton 9.37 3.05 1.22 1.45 4.42 1.00 3.37 2.16 0.16 24.2% 24.7% 0.8%
Burnley 9.84 3.24 0.93 1.14 4.73 1.46 3.57 2.84 0.11 27.5% 26.6% 1.1%
Brighton and Hove Albion 10.08 3.03 1.04 1.05 4.18 1.34 4.03 1.92 0.05 22.2% 26.4% 2.6%
Southampton 11.82 3.66 1.24 1.39 5.18 1.63 4.63 2.32 0.18 20.9% 26.3% 2.4%
Bournemouth 12.24 4.11 1.17 1.13 4.74 2.00 5.11 1.55 0.05 19.4% 28.8% 2.2%
Huddersfield Town 9.50 2.84 0.86 0.84 3.61 1.55 4.13 1.37 0.24 19.1% 31.3% 1.1%
Chelsea 15.95 5.61 1.56 1.79 6.03 2.79 6.47 2.37 0.29 16.7% 29.7% 3.1%
Tottenham Hotspur 16.39 5.55 1.89 2.29 6.26 2.74 7.08 2.00 0.50 13.3% 29.9% 4.3%
Stoke City 10.11 3.24 1.06 1.18 4.05 1.63 4.03 1.89 0.34 22.4% 25.8% 2.9%
Manchester United 13.47 4.47 1.52 2.00 5.34 2.29 5.63 1.76 0.24 15.0% 34.0% 3.1%
Manchester City 17.47 6.84 2.29 3.03 7.08 2.89 6.71 1.68 0.32 11.9% 23.3% 4.5%
Leicester City 11.13 3.74 1.38 1.53 4.74 1.63 4.26 1.95 0.45 18.9% 28.8% 3.1%
Crystal Palace 12.47 3.74 1.63 1.87 5.03 2.03 4.68 2.18 0.39 18.4% 29.3% 1.1%
West Bromwich Albion 9.92 2.95 1.03 1.16 4.55 1.34 3.87 2.53 0.16 26.8% 23.9% 2.4%
Liverpool 16.74 6.00 2.05 2.74 7.24 2.55 6.47 2.24 0.53 14.9% 28.6% 3.8%
Arsenal 15.61 5.97 1.89 2.42 6.34 2.63 5.89 1.58 0.32 9.1% 28.5% 4.9%

Per Game Defense

Measure Names Shots Per Game On Target Per Game xG Per Game Big Chances Per Game DZ Shots Per Game WB Shots Per Game Oustide Box per Game Headers Per Game Fast Break Per Game Cross Assist% % Blocked Through Ball Assist%
Measure Names Shots Per Game On Target Per Game xG Per Game Big Chances Per Game DZ Shots Per Game WB Shots Per Game Oustide Box per Game Headers Per Game Fast Break Per Game Cross Assist% % Blocked Through Ball Assist%
West Ham United 14.76 4.92 1.50 1.58 5.55 2.26 6.39 2.08 0.21 14.4% 28.5% 2.9%
Watford 10.87 4.11 1.49 1.84 5.16 1.55 3.79 2.26 0.42 22.0% 24.7% 3.1%
Swansea City 14.16 4.92 1.69 2.03 5.74 2.18 5.55 2.21 0.29 16.9% 24.3% 4.5%
Newcastle United 12.57 3.81 1.44 1.78 5.68 1.92 4.46 2.30 0.16 20.4% 25.6% 3.0%
Everton 14.21 4.66 1.46 1.71 5.45 2.03 6.29 2.11 0.16 15.7% 30.6% 1.5%
Burnley 14.89 4.11 1.48 1.54 5.59 2.51 6.24 2.11 0.32 16.3% 34.7% 1.8%
Brighton and Hove Albion 14.55 4.47 1.48 1.42 5.95 1.58 6.63 2.11 0.29 15.4% 35.3% 1.4%
Southampton 12.95 4.32 1.31 1.45 5.32 1.79 5.61 2.11 0.32 17.7% 27.4% 1.8%
Bournemouth 14.45 4.50 1.65 2.08 6.45 2.08 5.55 2.47 0.32 19.3% 30.2% 2.9%
Huddersfield Town 11.86 4.22 1.57 2.00 5.59 1.68 4.08 1.86 0.27 21.2% 27.3% 3.4%
Chelsea 9.92 3.08 0.93 1.03 3.87 1.61 4.21 1.50 0.29 18.8% 30.0% 2.7%
Tottenham Hotspur 9.37 3.29 1.09 1.16 4.00 1.71 3.21 1.76 0.32 20.5% 21.1% 2.5%
Stoke City 15.16 5.71 1.83 2.37 6.13 2.68 5.76 1.95 0.34 16.5% 26.0% 5.0%
Manchester United 11.45 3.76 1.27 1.50 4.95 1.71 4.53 1.87 0.16 17.9% 27.6% 2.5%
Manchester City 6.24 2.18 0.69 0.79 2.50 1.03 2.55 1.21 0.16 19.4% 23.2% 3.4%
Leicester City 12.84 4.26 1.35 1.66 4.66 2.34 5.42 1.68 0.26 15.2% 27.9% 3.5%
Crystal Palace 12.18 4.47 1.36 1.76 5.21 1.79 4.71 2.24 0.11 21.2% 26.1% 1.7%
West Bromwich Albion 13.58 4.05 1.32 1.58 5.45 1.84 6.05 2.45 0.26 17.6% 29.8% 3.1%
Liverpool 7.42 2.68 0.98 1.29 2.97 1.29 2.61 1.34 0.13 20.9% 25.2% 3.9%
Arsenal 11.08 3.82 1.36 1.71 4.63 2.05 3.84 2.13 0.34 20.9% 25.2% 3.8%

Top 25 Player xG Leaderboard

Player Shot Goal xG SoT xG xG per Shot On Tar % On Tar Conv% Conv% Goal Efficiency Avg. Dist in Feet to G % Blocked
Player Shot Goal xG SoT xG xG per Shot On Tar % On Tar Conv% Conv% Goal Efficiency Avg. Dist in Feet to G % Blocked
Mohamed Salah 140 31 23.1 21.8 0.16 46.0% 48.0% 22.0% 1.3 37.7 24.0%
Harry Kane 176 25 21.8 21.8 0.12 39.0% 36.0% 14.0% 1.1 38.5 28.0%
Raheem Sterling 83 17 14.0 12.8 0.17 40.0% 52.0% 20.0% 1.2 36.6 24.0%
Álvaro Morata 78 11 12.1 10.6 0.16 44.0% 32.0% 14.0% 0.9 31.3 21.0%
Son Heung-Min 73 11 11.9 13.0 0.16 44.0% 34.0% 15.0% 0.9 40.5 26.0%
Sergio Agüero 87 16 11.9 12.7 0.14 43.0% 43.0% 18.0% 1.3 31.6 22.0%
Gabriel Jesus 53 13 11.8 14.3 0.22 57.0% 43.0% 25.0% 1.1 28.4 21.0%
Romelu Lukaku 83 14 11.5 12.1 0.14 47.0% 36.0% 17.0% 1.2 30.4 23.0%
Jamie Vardy 65 14 11.2 13.5 0.17 42.0% 52.0% 22.0% 1.3 34.1 22.0%
Alexandre Lacazette 65 11 10.7 11.2 0.16 48.0% 35.0% 17.0% 1.0 29.9 28.0%
Roberto Firmino 82 13 10.0 11.1 0.12 43.0% 37.0% 16.0% 1.3 42.1 30.0%
Dele Alli 67 8 9.5 7.2 0.14 24.0% 50.0% 12.0% 0.8 37.3 30.0%
Richarlison 90 4 9.3 5.8 0.10 23.0% 19.0% 4.0% 0.4 36.2 29.0%
Alexis Sánchez 85 7 8.7 7.8 0.10 34.0% 24.0% 8.0% 0.8 41.3 39.0%
David Silva 54 9 8.4 7.7 0.16 37.0% 45.0% 17.0% 1.1 39.0 22.0%
Aaron Ramsey 56 7 6.7 9.0 0.12 45.0% 28.0% 13.0% 1.0 39.6 20.0%
Paul Pogba 75 6 6.7 4.8 0.09 24.0% 33.0% 8.0% 0.9 57.2 39.0%
Tom Ince 70 2 6.7 6.2 0.09 29.0% 10.0% 3.0% 0.3 42.5 34.0%
Jay Rodriguez 67 6 6.5 5.9 0.10 34.0% 26.0% 9.0% 0.9 39.3 25.0%
Mame Biram Diouf 55 6 6.4 5.2 0.12 35.0% 32.0% 11.0% 0.9 33.3 24.0%
Christian Eriksen 96 9 6.3 7.2 0.07 40.0% 24.0% 9.0% 1.4 57.7 39.0%
Riyad Mahrez 73 12 6.1 9.2 0.08 49.0% 33.0% 16.0% 2.0 46.3 26.0%
Leroy Sané 57 10 6.1 5.7 0.11 33.0% 53.0% 18.0% 1.6 43.1 33.0%
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 57 4 5.9 5.8 0.10 30.0% 24.0% 7.0% 0.7 37.5 30.0%
Joselu 44 4 5.7 4.6 0.13 36.0% 25.0% 9.0% 0.7 33.3 16.0%

Non-Penalty shots only

Top 25 xA Leaderboard

Player Key Passes Assists xA BC KP xG Buildup xG Chain PPVA OP KP OP Assists OP xA OP BC TB% Cross%
Player Key Passes Assists xA BC KP xG Buildup xG Chain PPVA OP KP OP Assists OP xA OP BC TB% Cross%
Kevin De Bruyne 109 16 12.97 19 20.39 33.78 16.40 84 15 9.59 16 8.00% 37.00%
Christian Eriksen 94 9 10.93 15 13.48 27.88 10.68 76 5 8.13 12 5.00% 28.00%
Mesut Özil 84 8 9.55 14 17.06 24.26 15.03 74 6 8.43 13 10.00% 15.00%
Dele Alli 63 10 9.41 15 8.98 21.24 4.51 61 10 9.22 15 10.00% 3.00%
Pascal Groß 81 8 9.38 18 6.87 17.87 7.07 58 7 6.08 15 5.00% 56.00%
Riyad Mahrez 56 10 9.24 11 7.72 19.30 7.16 42 7 6.87 9 7.00% 27.00%
Xherdan Shaqiri 74 7 8.39 12 6.24 18.46 7.77 51 3 5.20 8 5.00% 53.00%
Andros Townsend 65 7 8.34 14 7.80 16.56 6.64 53 6 6.82 13 0.00% 42.00%
Mohamed Salah 62 10 8.16 12 10.20 34.38 8.66 57 9 7.34 11 3.00% 23.00%
Cesc Fàbregas 87 4 8.02 8 9.29 17.29 13.19 65 1 5.26 6 8.00% 32.00%
Leroy Sané 58 15 7.33 13 13.28 21.74 9.17 50 11 5.80 10 2.00% 19.00%
David Silva 65 11 7.27 14 18.17 26.72 12.06 57 10 6.38 13 5.00% 14.00%
Alexis Sánchez 76 6 7.27 9 12.23 24.64 10.75 71 5 6.22 7 8.00% 12.00%
Raheem Sterling 56 11 6.97 12 14.23 29.78 7.08 53 11 6.83 12 5.00% 7.00%
Eden Hazard 83 4 6.78 8 9.20 18.12 11.33 77 3 6.35 8 2.00% 6.00%
Roberto Firmino 57 7 6.73 11 12.78 24.25 4.19 56 6 6.18 10 5.00% 7.00%
Matt Ritchie 53 5 6.09 11 10.69 17.15 3.93 42 2 3.92 7 6.00% 49.00%
Dusan Tadic 59 3 6.03 10 5.58 15.45 5.13 56 3 5.72 10 5.00% 24.00%
Willian 61 7 5.76 7 5.93 13.54 5.18 49 6 3.95 5 2.00% 28.00%
Johann Berg Gudmundsson 65 7 5.50 5 4.75 11.88 6.84 42 5 2.37 2 0.00% 63.00%
Son Heung-Min 38 6 5.45 9 7.05 16.02 4.81 37 6 5.32 9 11.00% 5.00%
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 45 9 5.37 11 7.63 13.70 4.10 40 7 4.66 10 16.00% 18.00%
Sergio Agüero 44 6 5.34 11 6.93 21.40 2.66 44 6 5.34 11 7.00% 9.00%
Chris Brunt 37 7 5.15 7 3.42 7.58 4.66 20 1 1.29 1 3.00% 70.00%
Wilfried Zaha 52 3 5.14 7 7.09 16.21 4.01 51 3 5.05 7 4.00% 10.00%

A quick glossary:

xG (expected Goals) is a measure of how good a chance is using the probability of a goal being scored based on the rate similar shots were scored. I tried unsuccessfully to try calling this chance quality instead of xG but it seems that this name is now ingrained and we are stuck with it.

xA (expected Assists) the flip side of expected goals but this gives the credit to creating the shot to the person who created the shot assist.

SoT xG (Shot on Target expected goals) Very similar to regular xG but this is a model that only looks at shots on target and compares to other similar shots that were on target for the probability of a goal being scored.

Goal Efficiency is goals scored divided by xG.

Big Chances(BC) are an Opta stat that is defined as “A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.”

Fast Breaks as defined by Opta happen a lot less often than you’d think. They do not give a definition of what specifically they train there stringers to look for on their definitions page.

Open Play (OP) open play is all actions not from a set play situation, the actual start of open play can be a little tricky but it is generally when the defense regains possession of the ball or clears the ball that a new attack starts.

xG Chain every player in a possession chain are credited with the final xG of the shot. Example: Player A passes to player B, Player B passes to Player C, who Passes to Player D who crosses the ball for Player A to shoot with an xG of 0.05. Players, A,B,C,D all get 0.05 xG Chain, Player A gets 0.05 xG, Player D gets 0.05 xA. A longer explanation here.

xG Buildup this works the same way as xG chain but no credit is given for assisting or taking the shot. This focuses just on building up play. Using the same example as above: Players, A,B,C, all get 0.05 xG Buildup. Player D does not get any buildup credit because he assisted the shot, Player A does get credit because he started the move that lead to his shot.

PPVA(Progressive Passing Value Added) You will also see my shorthand this even more to passing value added. This was created because a lot of good passing moves (and bad passing) do not result in a shot and thus are not captured in xG chain/buildup. The short explanation is that every spot on the field has a value assigned, the closer you get to the opponents goal the more valuable it is. PPVA looks at the Value Added between the pass starting location and the end location, if it was an unsuccessful pass the value to opponent starting from that location is subtracted.

This is the distribution on a per game basis:

Rough Measures for interrupting

less than 0, really bad

0.05 Average

0.15 Good

0.25 Really Good

0.4 Elite

Shot Zone Information:

The Danger Zone is the six yard box, plus the center of the eighteen yard box. This is the part of the pitch where the majority of goals come from. Shooting here is good.

The Wide Box is the rest of the eighteen yard box, shooting from here is hard but in general better than outside the box, headers from this zone are really hard.

If you have any other questions on definitions, drop them in the comments and I will update this section.