the 2018/19 efl championship in numbers

12:00    27 Sep 2018

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa
Ahead of the 10th round of matches in the 2018/19 EFL Championship this coming weekend, we look at the most salient statistics of the campaign thus far.

0 – Ipswich Town are the only team yet to record a victory this season, though ironically they are not placed last on the log, That dubious honour belongs to Preston North End, who have lost six of their nine matches thus far.

2 – There’s a two-way tie at the top of the table, with both Leeds United and Middlesbrough sitting on 18 points apiece.

1 – Leeds suffered their first defeat of the season this past weekend, going down 2-1 at home to Birmingham City.

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22 – West Bromwich Albion have the most potent attack, scoring 22 goals in their nine matches. The best defensive record so far belongs to Middlesbrough, who have shipped just three goals and kept seven clean sheets in nine matches.

27 – Nottingham Forest have the worst disciplinary record, racking up 27 yellow cards. Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura accounts for three of the cautions.

57.8 – The percentage of possession for Leeds so far in the Championship season, the most of any team.

78.6 – Stoke City are the most accurate in possession of the ball, completing 78.6 percent of their attempted passes.

14.4 – Aston Villa and Brentford have managed an average of 14.4 shots per game – the highest of any team in the Championship.

15.9 – Birmingham average a league high 15.9 fouls per game, while Nottingham have the highest average number of tackles at 23.1 per game.

6.4 – Brentford have a league high average of 6.4 shots on target per game.

13.7 – Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers are the most fouled teams in the Championship thus far, with an average of 13.7 in their favour per game.

8 – Brentford’s Neal Maupay leads the scoring chart with eight goals.

9 – Nine players are level at the top of the assist chart (with three set-ups each), including Brentford’s Algerian Said Benrahma.

87.9 – The pass completion percentage of Aston Villa’s James Chester, the best of any player in the Championship.
 

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