Our weekly standout stats article is a pocket-sized statistical bible of everything eyebrow-raising that happened in the previous gameweek. For starters, we’ll shine the spotlight over everyone who over and underperformed their underlying stats. Our eagle-eyed analyst also keeps an eye on player heatmaps, searching for any assets who might be drifting out of their FPL position.
As with most of the content posted on our blog, the aim is to find FPL’s hidden gems. If you read nothing else ahead of next gameweek, read this.
(by the way, the xG Delta stat is the difference between actual goals and expected goals (xG). A high minus figure indicates underachievement and a high plus figure indicates overachievement. Cool.)
GAMEWEEK 13 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS
Alexandre Lacazette (+1.31)
Brandon Williams (+0.97)
Lys Mousset (+0.95)
Joao Moutinho (+0.92)
Moussa Djenepo (-0.80)
Jamie Vardy (-0.77)
Southampton find themselves top of the GW13 underachievement tree despite managing to take a point away from the Emirates. The xG gods suggest that this should in fact have been 3 points and that a certain Mr Unai Emery is very fortunate. The Saints had almost exactly 1 greater xG score (2.6 to Arsenal’s 1.61) and will therefore be slightly disappointed not to have secured 3 points, especially after conceding right at the death.
Gameweek 13 saw no massive standout xG team overachievements, however, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs were perhaps unlucky to concede twice against West Ham. The Hammers scored 2 goals from an xG of just 0.66, compared to Tottenham’s 2.21.
GAMEWEEK 13 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS
TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS
Defenders – Lundstram (4)
Midfielders – Zaha, Mahrez, Grealish, Neves (5)
Forwards – Jimenez (7)
Defenders – Alexander-Arnold, Digne (4)
Midfielders – Grealish (6)
Forwards – Deulofeu (5)
OTHER STANDOUT STATS
TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS
Defenders – Lundstram (15)
Midfielders – Son (16)
Forwards – Jimenez (22)
SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX
Defenders – Lundstram (11)
Midfielders – Pulisic (12)
Forwards – Jimenez (16)
Defenders – Alexander-Arnold (15)
Midfielders – De Bruyne, Maddison (15)
Forwards – Jimenez (9)