- Manchester City do not utilize large tracts of possession according to stats
- Newcastle United are surprisingly among the most efficient teams at taking their chances in the Premier League
- Their failure to be efficient has led to City trailing leaders Liverpool by a staggering 16 points
By now it is no secret that Manchester City are having one of ‘those seasons’ under Pep Guardiola.
The Citizens find themselves 16 points behind leaders Liverpool and are on their way to relinquish the Premier League title.
One interesting bit about Man City’s game is the fact that they are still one of the most dominating teams of the season, despite results failing to reflect that.
It is for this particular reason that Pep Guardiola’s side is the least efficient team in the season, in terms of converting their quality into results.
According to CIES Observatory, The Citizens should have 36 more points per game in the Premier League this season.
Therefore, in terms of possession stats and chances created, Manchester Blue are simply not good enough at converting their chances.
The Swiss data analyst based their observation on total number of shots, possession, where the shots were taken and placing all these factors into consideration, City should earn at least 2.45 points per game compared to their current 2.09.
In contrast, Liverpool are the most efficient at taking their chances in the Premier League and this has been evident in the manner in which they have established their seemingly unassailable lead.
Interestingly, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle are also quite brilliant at taking chances as they are second in that list. The Toon Army are currently 14th on the log, seven points clear off the relegation zone.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City continued their ruthless dominance in England with a massive 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth-round encounter at Etihad Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus's second half-brace and each goal from İlkay Gündoğan and Bernado Silva were all the magic needed to see the English champions past their visitors on Sunday evening.
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