Alternate Premier League table sees Newcastle United jump to second as Tottenham & Liverpool plummet

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Newcastle United are performing well in the Premier League so far in the 2023/24 season - but how do they fare in the Premier League xG table?

We are now eight games into the 2023/24 Premier League season. Tottenham Hotspur are the top of the pile, Sheffield United are propping up the rest of the competition, while Newcastle United find themselves in 8th position.

But how does this change when we look at the xG table? Do Tottenham keep their spot and how are the Toon affected by the alternate way of looking at things?

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xG is a contraction of ‘expected goals’ - as such, it focuses on the amount of goals that a team is expected to score based on the chances they create. For example, a penalty kick will yield an xG of 0.78 - while an audacious shot from 40 yards may have an xG score of 0.01-0.02. Now, the Premier League’s official X account has published how the table would look according to xG.

How does the Premier League xG table look?

The Premier League table, when based on accumulative xG, is as follows:

1. Manchester City

2. Newcastle United

3. Arsenal

4. Chelsea

5. Everton

6. Liverpool

7. Tottenham Hotspur

8. Brentford

9. Aston Villa

10. Brighton

11. Manchester United

12. Crystal Palace

13. Nottingham Forest

14. West Ham

15. Luton

16. Fulham

17. Wolves

18. Burnley

19. Bournemouth

20. Sheffield United

How have Newcastle United fared in the xG table?

Newcastle fans will see the xG table as pleasant reading. While they are 8th in the actual Premier League table, the Toon find themselves in 2nd in the xG table. This means that Newcastle could be in a false position as things stand. It shows that Eddie Howe’s men are having no problem in creating chances - but they perhaps are not taking as many as they should.

Other teams, such as Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton have also seen their positions rise - meanwhile, teams like Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham have fallen in the xG table.

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