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.
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.