Fernandinho of Manchester City lifts the Premier League Trophy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Fernandinho of Manchester City lifts the Premier League Trophy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Revealed: Where Burnley SHOULD have finished in the Premier League - according to data experts

All in all, Burnley will have fairly mixed feelings about their 17th-placed finish in the Premier League.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 11:00 am

On the one hand, Sean Dyche will feel that his side are better than scraping survival, but on the other, safety is safety.

In total Burnley picked up 39 points, scoring 33 goals and conceding 55 – but how should they have fared in 2020/21?

Expected goals, or xG for short, is a metric used to determine how many time a side should score over the course of 90 minutes based on the quality of chances they create.

Of course that also means that there is a tally of expected goals conceded, and using these two figures, it’s possible to determine how many points a team is expected to take from a match.

Stats-based site Understat have thrown all of those numbers together, and the outcome is an alternative Premier League table showing where every club should have finished.

Click through the standings below...

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