Leeds United’s telling ranking in Championship table based on xG compared to Sunderland, Leicester City & more
Leeds United head to Millwall on Sunday afternoon looking to make it back-to-back away Championship wins after a stuttering start to the second-tier campaign.
The Whites claimed a 4-3 win at Ipswich Town last month before drawing 0-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday in their final game before the international break.
Daniel Farke’s side have lost just one of their opening five matches but three draws has left them with just six points so far.
Below we look through how the early Championship table would look based on expected goas (xG), which allows a different look at performance. xG evaluates the quality of chances created by teams in each game, and then assigns a value to how many goals they should be expected to score. A chance inside the six-yard box would carry a much higher xG than a shot from outside the penalty area.
There is also a metric for expected goals against (xGA) which determines how many goals a side would normally concede based on the chances created against them. With the help of footballxg.com here’s how the Championship table would look based on expected points using xG and xGA.
Eddie Jones’ future as Australia head coach is in serious doubt with his side on the brink of a first-ever exit from the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup after a record defeat to Wales and explosive revelations linking Jones with becoming Japan’s next coach.
Erik ten Hag will make the decision in the next day over whether to recall Jadon Sancho for the EFL Cup on Tuesday, in a significant indicator on where he stands in the Manchester United manager’s thoughts.