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Aye, I’m back! Bob Friendly here once again to pore over the talking points from the week in the Premier League. And what a week it has been! Leicester took another step closer to the league title after thrashing Swansea, followed up by Spurs drawing at home to West Brom. I was reading in the papers recently that you could have got odds of 5,000-1 at the beginning of the season on Leicester winning the title. Now that would have been a nice little boost to the pension and saving pots if I had stuck a couple of quid on that!

Leicester’s march to the title is even more amazing when you compare to the stats to Spurs. Not only have Tottenham had more shots on target, some 69 more, Leicester have also conceded 29 more shots on target. That goes to demonstrate the great work Kasper Schmeichel is doing in the Foxes’ net. Our table below shows the team are four places better off in the league thanks to his efforts, and soon to be a Premier League title better off too! He will be doing his dad Peter proud.

As the season draws ever closer to the end, let’s take a look at our alternative league table showing what a difference some of our Super Savers have made.

Team W D L Shots on target + Shots on target – Shots
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Pts League table
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Tottenham 27 3 5 233 99 134 84 1
Man City 25 4 6 198 103 95 79 1
Liverpool 24 4 6 182 113 69 76 4
Arsenal 21 5 9 199 139 60 68 0
Leicester 20 4 11 164 128 36 64 -4
West Ham 19 4 11 161 150 11 61 0
Southampton 18 6 11 154 124 30 60 -1
Man United 15 6 13 129 113 16 51 -3
Bournemouth 14 8 13 135 143 -8 50 5
Chelsea 15 3 16 150 154 -4 48 -1
West Brom 13 4 18 96 138 -42 43 2
Newcastle 13 3 19 134 171 -37 42 7
Crystal Palace 13 2 18 132 149 -17 41 3
Swansea 10 8 16 119 145 -26 38 1
Stoke 11 4 20 115 153 -38 37 -5
Everton 10 6 17 146 159 -13 36 -5
Norwich 11 3 19 114 148 -34 36 1
Watford 9 5 21 117 152 -35 32 -6
Aston Villa 7 3 25 107 175 -68 24 1
Sunderland 7 3 24 122 199 -77 24 -3

How the table works

Here at Scottish Friendly we thought we would highlight just how important keepers are to a team, after all they are savers in their own right! We imagine each game without keepers and take the number of shots on target by each team as the result. By looking at it this way, we can see which goalies have been busy winning their team points, while also finding out which ones are holding their team back.


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