Everton can’t score goals for toffee

March 15 – As Roma, Inter Milan and Arsenal are the three most lethal teams when it comes to taking goal chances in Europe’s Big 5 leagues.

Everton are the most profligate in the Premier League. Manchester United, who had been similarly suffering before summer signing Rasmus Hojlund broke into goalscoring form, sit second-bottom in the ranking.

The ranking comes from the CIES Football Observatory using Wyscout data from more than 700 clubs worldwide.

Greece’s PAOK FC, with 0.69 more non-penalty goals than expected per game, lead Europe. Portugal’s Sporting CP (+0.59), headlined by in-demand Swede striker Victor Gyokeres, and Italy’s AS Roma (+0.52) complete the podium.

The A-League’s Melbourne City leads the chart for the biggest negative gap, with 0.63 fewer goals than expected per game. They outpace four big-5 league teams underperforming in front of goal this season: OGC Nice (-0.56), Olympique Lyonnais (-0.49), Rayo Vallecano (-0.48), and Montpellier (-0.47).

Meanwhile, Köln rank as the least effective club in the Bundesliga, alongside Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie, Vizela and Benfica in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and RSC Charleroi in the Belgian Pro League.

To see the full data, click here.

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