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The worst attacking teams in the Premier League this season, according to stats

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 5 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? changes You can use a team’s xG numbers over an entire season to determine both attacking and defensive strength, with a low xG over the season proving a specific team just cannot create good goal scoring chances.So, which teams have been the worst attackers in the Premier League so far this season? We reveal the worst 10 sides based on xG, below, using data from Understat…10. Everton – 9.52 expected goals latest The Premier League relegation battle is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining in a number of years.Cardiff, Newcastle and Huddersfield currently sit in the bottom three with none of the trio recording a single win as of yet, while Fulham and Southampton are also struggling in the lower reaches of the table. 5 Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence. Most read in Premier League Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY 5 Man City lead the way this season in both expected goals and real goals How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow Marco Silva has Everton playing some excellent attacking football Huddersfield are really, really struggling to score goals West Ham have started to find their groove after a torrid start to the season Cardiff have been tipped for relegation since their promotion from the Championship 5 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker predicted tense TOP WORK 5. Burnley – 7.69 expected goals4. Cardiff – 7.44 expected goals3. Crystal Palace – 7.02 expected goals2. Newcastle – 5.98 expected goals1. Huddersfield – 4.75 expected goals 9. Brighton – 9.49 expected goals8. Fulham – 9.41 expected goals7. Leicester – 9.14 expected goals6. West Ham – 8.73 expected goals whoops 5 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update One big advantage Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have over the other relegation contenders is their ability to score, having averaged more than one goal every game so far this term.The teams at the bottom end of the table consistently struggle in their attempts to find the back of the net, but just which sides have been the worst attackers in the 2018/19 Premier League season?The statistic expected goals (xG) has grown in prominence in football circles over the past few years, and is now used widely to determine if a team is getting results at the level at which they are actually performing.The basic usage of expected goals is that every shot taken in a match is given an xG value based on the difficulty of the shot.last_img read more

Garland shows he’s got right stuff

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Welcome home, Jon. “This is definitely up there (among career highlights), to come here in my first postseason start on the West Coast, where we haven’t had too much success over the past few years and to be able to do that for my team was pretty exciting,” said Garland, who struck out seven. “It’s something I’ll remember.” Pitching coach Don Cooper remembers the old Garland. That Garland was good in that he won 12 games in each season between 2002-04. But Garland has won seven – and counting, perhaps – more games this year. “It’s been a process with this guy but he wasn’t dog meat before,” Cooper said. “He won 12 games three years in a row. A lot of guys want to say that. He’s had high expectations in his career. At one time, he was the youngest pitcher in baseball. He wasn’t ready to deal with some of that stuff. He’s a totally different guy, but that’s been his growth.” Garland, a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 1997 who was traded the following year, was as good in the first inning as he was in the last. Save for a walk to leadoff batter Chone Figgins to start the game and a two-run homer by Orlando Cabrera, Garland was magnificent. He worked ahead in the count and, not surprisingly, 88 of his 118 pitches were strikes. He faced only three batters over the minimum 27 through nine innings. Vladimir Guerrero, Garret Anderson and Bengie Molina – the heart of the Angels’ order – were a combined 1 for 10. The White Sox’s past three starters have pitched a combined 26 innings. Basically, the only work the bullpen is getting is on the side. There was activity in the bullpen after Cabrera’s home run, but it wasn’t necessary. “(Catcher) A.J. (Pierzynski) came out and calmed me down,” Garland said. “I was upset with the pitch that I threw, mad at myself because I shook him off and he wanted something different.” This season, the White Sox have a different Garland. Perhaps, the real Garland. Jill Painter, (818) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Chicago White Sox right-hander was no different Friday than he was during the regular season but it was no ordinary day. This was his first postseason appearance, on the road and following 13 days of rest. He didn’t rely on his trademark sinker but his four-seam fastball. Whatever he did, it worked. Garland, a Kennedy of Granada Hills graduate, allowed just four hits in a complete-game gem as the White Sox dominated the Angels 5-2 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. center_img ANAHEIM – Now that was the real Jon Garland. The same Garland that won a career-high 18 games in the regular season and set bests in complete games, strikeouts, shutouts, ERA and innings pitched. last_img read more