What I think has happened (where we are v what we deserve) is actually reflected in our "net xG actual" also, now I've checked. We're "net xG actual" -1 average per game, by far the worst in the league (more than double the next hardest hit team), it's like a handicap starting each game 1-0 down. We would be 7th based on xG. I don't think we deserve to be 7th, but think we deserve to be around mid table, and maybe people would be crying less then?
Rather than draw comfort from the XG fgures, that is what is worrying me the most. Our forwards are incapable of scoring nailed on chances, yet our defence/midfield is incapable of keeping out chances when they arent expected to score. The 2nd Blackburn goal from Smozdics goal being the prime example.
The XG for that chance will be fairly low given the distance he has shot from, but the amount of time and space we have given him is embarrassing,