LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

The shocking XG statistic that proves Newcastle United are deep in Premier League trouble

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United have taken eight points from their opening nine Premier League games this season – in truth, they’ve had worse returns.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 5:46 pm

While they may be on course for top flight survival when it comes to points – most years 36 keeps you safe – their lack of goals is probably the biggest concern to come from the opening months of 2019/20.

Here we take a look at the expected goals (XG) courtesy of Wyscout to rank the 20 teams in the Premier League so far this season.

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