Steve Bruce’s men are still waiting on their first win of the campaign, and have picked up just one point from their opening three matches.
A dramatic 2-2 draw against Southampton saw them head into the international break in 17th – but do the stats suggest that is a fair reflection of their output so far?
Expected goals (xG) is a football metric, which allows you to correctly evaluate team and player performance.
Experts believe that in a low-scoring game such as football, final match score does not provide a clear picture of performance.
Analysts say more and more sports analytics is turning to advanced models like xG, which is a statistical measure of the quality of chances created and conceded.
The aim of xG was to create the most precise method for shot quality evaluation.
Scroll down to see how the Premier League table should look according to the xG data...