Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Where Brighton, Crystal Palace, Watford, and Leicester 'should' sit in Premier League table - according to experts

On the whole, it’s been a positive start to the season for Brighton.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 10:27 am

The Seagulls have taken two wins and six points from their opening three matches, with victories over Burnley and Watford already under their belt.

A 2-0 defeat against Everton, however, saw them head into the international break in 8th – but do the stats suggest that is a fair reflection of their output so far?

Expected goals (xG) is a football metric, which allows you to correctly evaluate team and player performance.

Experts believe that in a low-scoring game such as football, final match score does not provide a clear picture of performance.

Analysts say more and more sports analytics is turning to advanced models like xG, which is a statistical measure of the quality of chances created and conceded.

The aim of xG was to create the most precise method for shot quality evaluation.

Scroll down to see how the Premier League table should look according to the xG data...

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