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Manchester City Statistical Data versus rest of Premier League

Here is a statistical breakdown of Manchester City's performance for the start of the 2011/12 season.

Manchester City have created more chances than any other team in the Premier League up to 18 games:

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via www.barriesview.com

Manchester City also have the highest percentage of chances turned into goals up to this point:

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via www.barriesview.com

Having created the highest number of chances, and being the most efficient at shooting, it comes as no surprise that Manchester City have also scored more goals than any other team in the Premier League so far:

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via www.barriesview.com

Manchester City's free-flowing football and their creativity in open play is evident in the graph below that shows the Citizens have the highest percentage of chances created from open play:

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via www.barriesview.com

Manchester City Player Comparison

The following table shows the creativity of selected players in the Manchester City side:

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via www.barriesview.com

Samir Nasri has sent in the most crosses this season whilst David Silva has created the most chances for team mates. The Spaniard also has the highest number of assists (8) for Manchester City through 18 games. English winger Adam Johnson has the highest cross accuracy.

With all those chances created, here is a list of how selected Manchester City players do in front of goal:

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via www.barriesview.com

Sergio Aguero leads the side with 13 goals. The summer signing from Atletico Madrid has also hit most shots on target this season. Both Mario Balotelli (89) and Edin Dzeko (69) have a lower minutes per goal success rate, with neither the Italian or Bosnian having played 1,000 minutes this season, compared to the Argentine's 1,205. Adam Johnson fares well in front of goal also. With 5 goals to his name, the ex-Middlesbrough player hits the target 71% of the time and converts 35% of his shots.

Data provided by EPL Index.
Analysis by Barrie from PremiershipTips.com

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