Our expected points are higher than it "should" be. While you can call it impressive we win games it tells another story that we've gotten more points than we deserved.
Last season there were a lot of draws and the general talk was "we would've won the league if not for these draws" bla bla. Not here but elsewhere..
This year apparently every point is deserved when in fact every advanced stats tells another story. DDG is top 3 in faced shots both from inside the pen area and outside. We should be around 4th-5th place.https://experimental361.com/2018/01/01/ ... -dec-2017/
This is only until dec but it would probably be worse now.https://understat.com/league/EPL
Here you can see expected Goals(xG), expected Goals against(xGA) and expected Points(xPTS). You can click on each and see how United drop serval placements. So united have about 14 more points than they should and City around 8.
Now stats are not everything but they do tell a story. Some will argue it doesn't matter and that the table placement is the only thing that matters and yes in the end it's only about placement. But in the long run, stats won't lie.
We've had an abnormal amount of goals and DDG has saved us many points. How long can we keep that up? Really is there much difference compared to last year? We have more points but we don't look like a better team.