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Unbeaten England in Euro 2024 have worse numbers than relegated Premier League teams

Unbeaten England in Euro 2024 have worse numbers than relegated Premier League teams

According to the xG (expected goals) philosophy, England's offensive endeavors are lackluster. In their first two games, Gareth Southgate's team has an average expected goals of 0.72.

England on Thursday drew 1-1 against Denmark at the UEFA Euro 2024 to bring up their points tally to four points from two matches. England, who have managed to score two goals at the Euro so far, look clueless and have numbers worse than the average of Premier League teams. The team is struggling to put together passes and creating goal openings despite being a top-heavy team.

England not creating enough chances

According to the xG (expected goals) philosophy, England’s offensive endeavors are lackluster. In their first two games, Gareth Southgate’s team has an average expected goals (xG) of 0.72, which is much less than the Premier League average. Even the bottom two Premier League teams that had been relegated this season, have a better xG than Gareth Southgate’s team.

Sheffield United, who finished 20th, had an xG of 1.01, while 19th placed Burnley finished with an xG of 0.78.

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Despite having proven Premier League stars such as PL Player of the Year Phil Foden, Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka and their talismanic captain Harry Kane, England have not been anywhere close to their full potential.

Moreover, they have new sensation Jude Bellingham at the heart of midfield. Bellingham has scored goals at will for his club Real Madrid in the previous season. He opened England’s Euro account but has failed make a similar impact for England as with Real Madrid.

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