In our article earlier this week we introduced expected goals (xG or xGoals), a statistic which tells us how good a chance is. We can use this to see how well teams "deserve" to do, for instance whether a certain team is overachieving. We have also used it to calculate the likelihood that a team wins a particular match, given the chances that each side had.
In this article, we are going to use these stats to assess how the 12 SPL teams are faring up so far. This will hopefully be informative in that we can see who is shaping up to have a good/bad season, but also will be a neat way of demonstrating how effective these statistics can be.