Chelsea defence, City midfield, Liverpool attack lead the way

Date published: Friday 26th November 2021 8:24 - Ian Watson

Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all lead the Premier League for distribution of goals.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool all lead the Premier League scoring stakes from a single unit of their team so far this season.

 

We’ve taken a look at how the goals have been distributed throughout every Premier League team. Here are the stats and a few takeaways:

– Chelsea’s defence has scored more goals than Tottenham and five other Premier League clubs overall.

– Manchester City’s midfield has notched more goals than Brighton and five other Premier League clubs overall.

Liverpool’s forwards have bagged more than every other side in total except Chelsea.

– Arsenal and Chelsea are the only other sides like City who have gathered more goals from midfielders than forwards.

– Manchester United’s defence is one of only three units out of 60 in the Premier League yet to do a goal. The others: Watford’s defence and Burnley’s midfield.

– All but one of Watford’s goals have been scored by their forwards.

 

Premier League goal distribution by position. 

Liverpool – 35 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 2.85%
Midfielders: 5 (8) 14.28%
Forwards: 29 (1) 83.85%

 

Chelsea – 30 goals
Defenders: 13 (1) 43.33%
Midfielders: 9 (2) 30%
Forwards: 7 (=15) 23.33%
Own goal: 1

 

Manchester City – 25 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 4%
Midfielders: 13 (1) 52%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 36%
Own goal: 2

West Ham – 23 goals
Defenders: 4 (=2) 17.39%
Midfielders: 6 (=5) 26.08%
Forwards: 11 (=5) 47.82%
Own goal: 2

 

Manchester United – 20 goals
Defenders: 0 (=19) 0%
Midfielders: 8 (3) 40%
Forwards: 12 (=3) 60%

 

Crystal Palace – 18 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 5.55%
Midfielders: 6 (=5) 33.33%
Forwards: 11 (=5) 61.11%

 

Everton – 16 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 6.25%
Midfielders: 3 (=10) 18.75%
Forwards: 12 (=3) 75%

 

Brentford – 16 goals
Defenders: 4 (=2) 25%
Midfielders: 3 (=10) 18.75%
Forwards: 8 (=13) 50%
Own goal: 1

 

Leicester City – 16 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 6.25%
Midfielders: 6 (=5) 37.5%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 56.25%

 

Watford – 16 goals
Defenders: 0 (=19) 0%
Midfielders: 1 (=16) 6.25%
Forwards: 15 (2) 93.75%

 

Aston Villa – 16 goals
Defenders: 3 (=5) 18.75%
Midfielders: 3 (=10) 18.75%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 56.25%
Own goal: 1

 

Newcastle – 15 goals
Defenders: 2 (=7) 13.33%
Midfielders: 3 (=10) 20%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 60%
Own goal: 1

 

Burnley – 14 goals
Defenders: 4 (=2) 28.57%
Midfielders: 0 (20) 0%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 64.28%
Own goal: 1

 

Arsenal – 13 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 7.69%
Midfielders: 7 (4) 53.84%
Forwards: 5 (=18) 38.46%

 

Wolves – 12 goals
Defenders: 3 (=5) 25%
Midfielders: 1 (=16) 8.33%
Forwards: 7 (=15) 58.33%
Own goal: 1

 

Brighton – 12 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 8.33%
Midfielders: 3 (=10) 25%
Forwards: 8 (=13) 66.66%

 

Leeds – 12 goals
Defenders: 2 (=7) 16.66%
Midfielders: 1 (=16) 8.33%
Forwards: 9 (=6) 75%

 

Tottenham – 11 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 9.09%
Midfielders: 4 (9) 36.36%
Forwards: 5 (=18) 45.45%
Own goal: 1

 

Southampton – 11 goals
Defenders: 1 (=10) 9.09%
Midfielders: 2 (15) 18.18%
Forwards: 7 (=15) 63.63%
Own goal: 1

 

Norwich – 7 goals
Defenders: 2 (=7) 28.57%
Midfielders: 1 (=16) 14.28%
Forwards: 4 (20) 57.14%

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