8 8 8 10. Everton – Real position = 9Real points = 19 | Expected points = 16.289. Manchester United – Real position = 8Real points = 20 | Expected points = 16.81 Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. What is expected goals? 8 8 Tottenham Hotspur stars celebrate with goalscorer Juan Foyth. 20. Burnley – Real position = 15Real points = 9 | Expected points = 7.6419. Fulham – Real position = 20Real points = 5 | Expected points = 8.8818. Brighton and Hove Albion – Real position = 12Real points = 14 | Expected points = 9.57 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he ‘doesn’t go for stats’ following his side’s 3-1 derby defeat to Man City on Sunday.It’s probably a good thing too as all the numbers point to a below-par season for the Red Devils, who have a negative goal difference with almost one third of the campaign gone. 6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 11Real points = 16 | Expected points = 20.605. Tottenham Hotspur – Real position = 4Real points = 27 | Expected points = 20.78 Manchester United stars look dejected after watching Manchester City score. 8 2. Chelsea – Real position = 3Real points = 28 | Expected points = 26.021. Manchester City – Real position = 1Real points = 32 | Expected points = 31.00 17. Newcastle United – Real position = 14Real points = 9 | Expected points = 10.1716. Huddersfield Town – Real position = 19Real points = 7 | Expected points = 10.5715. Cardiff City – Real position = 18Real points = 8 | Expected points = 12.82 Arsenal manager Unai Emery shouts at his players. Watford forward Isaac Success in action. 8. Leicester City – Real position = 10Real points = 17 | Expected points = 17.897. Watford – Real position = 7Real points = 20 | Expected points = 20.10 Brighton and Hove Albion star Lewis Dunk celebrates. Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock. It’s not looking good when you consider their expected goals figures too, which suggest they’re actually over-performing at this current time.Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see how players and clubs are performing based on their xG stats.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… 8 8 4. Bournemouth – Real position = 6Real points = 20 | Expected points = 21.453. Liverpool – Real position = 2Real points = 30 | Expected points = 24.53 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. 14. Southampton – Real position = 17Real points = 8 | Expected points = 13.3113. Crystal Palace – Real position = 16Real points = 8 | Expected points = 13.6612. West Ham United – Real position = 13Real points = 12 | Expected points = 14.5611. Arsenal – Real position = 5Real points = 24 | Expected points = 16.21 Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring against Fulham.