Sat rock bottom of the Premier League for Christmas, Hull’s thrilling start to the season that earned Mike Phelan the job at the KC Stadium on a permanent basis now seems to be a long time ago for the Tigers.
Losing eleven of their 17 fixtures so far, and having a woeful goal difference of -22, Hull need a miraculous improvement if they’re to avoid a return to the Championship and they’ll need to be less reliant on one player in particular.
7 – Robert Snodgrass has had a hand in half of Hull’s 14 Premier League goals this season (five goals, two assists). Influential. pic.twitter.com/p0hCuulQXT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 21, 2016
Hull have scored just fourteen goals in the Premier League this season and Robert Snodgrass has been directly involved in half of those, registering five goals and two assists in his 16 league appearances for the Tigers.
With Hull standing as the lowest scorers in the division and having the second-worst defensive record, it’s clear Phelan needs to improve the squad from front to back in the January window if Hull are to overturn their three-point deficit from safety.