first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 11 Maurizio Sarri won his first home game as Chelsea manager The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed silverware 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.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the second round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from FiveThirtyEight.com… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Real result: Burnley 1-3 WatfordxG result: Burnley 0.8-1.7 Watford gameday cracker whoops smart causal Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United predicted Burnley v Watford 11 Real result: Leicester City 2-0 Wolverhampton WanderersxG result: Leicester City 0.2-1.0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Real result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 FulhamxG resul: Tottenham Hotspur 3.1-1.3 Fulham Cardiff City v Newcastle United How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Arsenal have lost their first two games in a season for the first time in 26 years, but the biggest crisis is at Manchester United, where Jose Mourinho seems to be walking on a tightrope after Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton.Other impressive results over the weekend included Watford securing a 3-1 win at Burnley to make it six points from an available six, while Leicester claimed their first points of the season by beating top flight new boys Wolves.But were the real results the correct results?Last season we saw the rise of ‘expected goals’ (xG) with it becoming a household term thanks to Match of the Day following extensive use by the football analytics community. Most read in Premier League 11 Real result: Chelsea 3-2 ArsenalxG result: Chelsea 2.2-2.5 Arsenal 11 Real result: Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2 Manchester UnitedxG result: Brighton and Hove Albion 1.6-1.6 Manchester United How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings center_img Real result: Cardiff City 0-0 Newcastle UnitedxG result: Cardiff City 1.2-1.8 Newcastle United Manchester City v Huddersfield Town Chelsea v Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had an xG of 0.99 against Chelsea, but failed to score the goal he should have 11 Real result: Everton 2-1 SouthamptonxG result: Everton 1.9-1.8 Southampton SORRY We are only two games into the Premier League season, but it’s already been a thrilling campaign.Reigning champions Manchester City have quickly returned to the top of the table after recording two wins by a combined score of 8-1, while Chelsea are close behind under new manager Maurizio Sarri. Real result: West Ham United 2-1 BournemouthxG result: West Ham United 1.1-1.8 Bournemouth Everton v Southampton possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 11 ‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt.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 shotThe ‘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. 11 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? West Ham United v Bournemouth Real result: Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield TownxG result: Manchester City 4.5-0.7 11 Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 11 11 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 11 latest changes last_img