Aston Villa are the Premier League's most clinical side this season
Aston Villa have been the most clinical team in the league.
The Villans have been fantastic this season so far, despite losing Jack Grealish over the summer.
Now every team has played six games Premier League games, the stats show that Villa are the most clinical.
That is, the Villa Park faithful are outperforming their xG by more than any other team.
Villa are currently 8th in the league having won three of their six games.
Their most recent win was their best, as Kourtney Hause scored a late winner at Old Trafford.
However, Villa’s nine goals that they’ve scored this season is 2.72 goals more than their chances suggest they should have netted (Understat).
Many would have expected Villa to struggle in the absence of Grealish.
Last season saw the 26-year-old score or assist 18 goals in his 26 games in the league (Transfermarkt).
The £100m they made from Grealish (BBC) has clearly gone to good use, though.
Aston Villa have been the most clinical team in the league
Smith’s Villa side is proving to be incredibly clinical and the fans will be loving it.
In Danny Ings, Emi Buendia and Leon Bailey, the Villans have an attack to be feared.
They’re only six games into the season but those four have already contributed to Villa’s goalscoring.
In the coming weeks Villa face trips to Tottenham and Arsenal.
However, if they can keep up their clinical edge and turn half-chances into goals then anything is possible.
Owing to their overperformance in front of goal, Villa are in a high league position than their xPts dictates.
Villa, according to performances, are 10th in xPts but their clinical tough has them two places higher in 8th.
Should they continue this trend then a push for a European spot could be on.
With the way that they’re playing and taking chances, you wouldn’t bet against them doing just that.