Expected Goals – or xG – measures the quality of a team’s chances
By Will Rickson
Last Updated: 24/01/20 3:17pm
Frank Lampard picked out Chelsea’s poor xG conversion rate at Stamford Bridge after their 2-2 draw with Arsenal
Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s return on their Expected Goals statistic is a concern – but what did he mean and what impact is it having on his side?
Chelsea have won just five of their 12 home games so far this season. To put that into context, only once since the mid-1990s have they had as few home wins at this stage of a season.
2:58 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s draw with Arsenal
FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s draw with Arsenal
Blues boss Lampard puts that record down to Chelsea’s failure to make the most of their dominance in home games. Interestingly, after the midweek draw with Arsenal, Lampard pointed to a big under-performance by Chelsea against their Expected Goals (xG) as a key factor.
xG is the stats metric used to measure the quality of a team’s chances.
After that dramatic 2-2 with Arsenal on Tuesday night, Lampard said: “We have to look at ourselves and say that again it is a story of…