An impressive piece by Max Odenheimer at Statsbomb. He presents a chart with expected goals for all the Premier League teams and covers the most interesting results, such as Southampton’s impressive stats:
This team has a lot of smart, young players and the numbers seem to think they’re the real deal. I can’t disagree. They’re in the top 3 defensively, and they’re right up there on offense. With no European competition to worry about, the Saints can focus fully on the League (FA Cup be damned). They have a good chance of being the inverse of last year’s Liverpool team – superb defensively, and just good enough in attack. Unfortunately, they also have a chance of turning into this year’s Liverpool team when Schneiderlein leaves for Real Madrid, and their small squad gets torn apart by injuries and extra games… But that’s next year!