QPR: Fascinating stats reveal Rs finished fourth in the Premier League last season - but in what category? 09:30, 17 July 2015 By Paul Warburton Rangers hot on shots - not so good at finding the net There are lies, damned lies and QPR statistics - but these are particularly revealing. By glancing at the attached graph, only four more sides took more shots than Charlie Austin and co last season (see gallery) - but only Aston Villa were more wasteful. The Loftus Road groundsman should have added another couple of sneaky inches to the crossbar, and maybe Hoops would be facing Chelsea rather than Fulham when it comes to west London derbies. please log in to view this image Looking first at attacking, the average number of shots taken per match is on the horizontal axis and the average number of shots needed to score each goal is on the vertical. Therefore bottom right is good (taking lots of shots and needing fewer efforts to convert) and top left is bad. Their title defence was doomed, but for Manchester City it wasn’t for the lack of trying – they’ve fired in over two additional shots per match than anyone else. However, five sides – chief amongst them champions Chelsea – were more clinical in front of goal. In the opposite corner, Villa‘s improvements under Tim Sherwood failed to outweigh their earlier goal-shyness. Only Sunderland created fewer chances and they’ve needed six more efforts to score each goal than the average side.