Villa’s shocking ‘chances’ stat


VillaAston Villa arrive at the Boleyn on Saturday with one of the most uneviable records in the Premier League.

For the Villains have scored from just five per cent of the chances they have created – only Burnley on four per cent are worse.

The Irons – along with Chelsea meanwhile – haveĀ converted 15 per cent of chances created by their players into goals while Everton and Swansea have converted 14 per cent of theirs, finding the net 19 and 13 times.

Villa, in fact have mustered just five goals from their ten premier League outing and without Christian Benteke on Saturday, look their for the taking.

No Aston Villa player has created more than one goal-scoring chance for a team-mate per game this season in the league.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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