Rangers have enjoyed a strong start to the season.
The team’s standing in all three competitions up until this point shows you that.
The Gers are top of the Premiership table, in the semi-final of the League Cup and locked on three points with the other three sides in Europa League Group G.
There has been the odd blip along the way. Both the tactics and the performance were all wrong in the Old Firm loss at Ibrox last month, and defeat at Young Boys was entirely avoidable.
There’s been a mixture of outstanding displays and grafting performances – much more often than not, though, the right result has been achieved.
One of the key reasons behind that is a consistent attacking threat.
At home, in particular, Rangers have looked to dominate possession, but have also shown real intent, launching wave after wave of attack and racking up big scorelines against Hibs, Aberdeen and Hamilton.
A stat collated by RangersStatZone on Twitter shows just how dynamic Steven Gerrard’s side have been in the final third.
Despite often playing against opposition sides intent only on defending, the Gers are creating an abundance of chances and getting accurate shots off in and around the box.
They’ve registered a remarkable 79 shots on target in the league this season. There were 19 alone in the 6-1 hammering of Hibs at Ibrox.
Incredibly, that total is 30 more than the next highest, Celtic. That means Rangers have, on average, made the opposition keeper work close to four times more per game than the Hoops.
Motherwell are third with 46 before there’s a big drop off to Livingston with 32 and Hibs with 31.
— Rangers StatZone (@RangersFCsz) October 16, 2019
Gerrard recruited in the summer with the intention of making his side more potent as too many times last season the Gers couldn’t find an opening when they needed to.
So far during this campaign, though, they’re streaks ahead of the rest in a key department.