Missing fans? Ranking every PL club by PPG difference

Date published: Thursday 26th November 2020 7:47

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Frank Lampard is concerned there won’t be a “level playing field” if fans are allowed back in some Premier League stadiums and not others. He also said – like all the managers – that he desperately misses the atmosphere. But how have the teams fared without fans?

We’ve had a look at the points per game (PPG), goals per game (GPG) and goals conceded per game (GCPG) of every Premier League team pre and post Project Restart. We’ve ranked them from the biggest drop in PPG to the biggest increase. Turns out most teams have done better in empty stadiums…

N.B. We’ve not included the promoted teams, as combining data from the Championship and the Premier League makes for a daft comparison.

 

17) Sheffield United

PPG (Pre : Post Project Restart) – 1.54 : 0.63 (-0.91)
GPG – 1.07 : 0.68 (-0.39)
GCPG – 0.89 : 1.53 (+0.64)

 

16) Liverpool

PPG – 2.83 : 2.06 (-0.77)
GPG – 2.27 : 2.22 (-0.05)
GCPG – 0.93 : 1.56 (+0.63)

 

15) Manchester City

PPG – 2.04 : 1.50 (-0.54)
GPG – 2.43 : 2.44 (+0.01)
GCPG – 1.11 : 0.83 (-0.28)

 

14) Crystal Palace

PPG – 1.35 : 0.94 (-0.41)
GPG – 0.90 : 0.94 (+0.04)
GCPG – 1.10 : 1.72 (+0.62)

 

13) Leicester City

PPG – 1.83 : 1.50 (-0.33)
GPG – 2.00 : 1.50 (-0.50)
GCPG – 0.97 : 1.39 (+0.42)

 

12) Burnley

PPG – 1.35 : 1.18 (-0.17)
GPG – 1.17 : 0.76 (-0.41)
GCPG – 1.38 : 1.29 (-0.09)

 

11) Newcastle

PPG – 1.21 : 1.11 (-0.10)
GPG – 0.86 : 1.28 (+0.42)
GCPG – 1.41 : 1.78 (+0.37)

 

10) Arsenal

PPG – 1.43 : 1.52 (+0.09)
GPG – 1.43 : 1.32 (-0.11)
GCPG – 1.29 : 1.16 (-0.13)

 

 

9) Brighton

PPG – 1.00 : 1.17 (+0.17)
GPG – 1.10 : 1.11 (+0.01)
GCPG – 1.38 : 1.61 (+0.23)

 

8) Wolves

PPG – 1.48 : 1.67 (+0.19)
GPG – 1.41 : 1.06 (-0.35)
GCPG – 1.17 : 0.89 (-0.28)

 

7) Everton

PPG – 1.28 : 1.55 (+0.27)
GPG – 1.28 : 1.44 (+0.16)
GCPG – 1.59 : 1.44 (-0.15)

 

6) Chelsea

PPG – 1.66 : 2.00 (+0.34)
GPG – 1.76 : 2.22 (+0.46)
GCPG – 1.35 : 1.38 (+0.03)

 

 

5) Aston Villa

PPG – 0.89 : 1.39 (+0.50)
GPG – 1.21 : 1.44 (+0.23)
GCPG – 2.00 : 1.22 (-0.78)

 

4) West Ham

PPG – 0.93 : 1.44 (+0.51)
GPG – 1.20 : 1.61 (+0.41)
GCPG – 1.72 : 1.22 (-0.50)

 

3) Manchester United

PPG – 1.55 : 2.00 (+0.45)
GPG – 1.52 : 2.06 (+0.54)
GCPG – 1.03 : 1.18 (+0.15)

 

2) Tottenham

PPG – 1.41 : 2.11 (+0.70)
GPG – 1.62 : 1.94 (+0.32)
GCPG – 1.38 : 0.89 (-0.49)

 

1) Southampton

PPG – 1.17 : 1.94 (+0.77)
GPG – 1.21 : 1.83 (+0.62)
GCPG – 1.79 : 1.17 (-0.62)

 

Liverpool were meant to run out of steam. David Moyes wasn’t supposed to still be in a job. Oops.

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