Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW15

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 15 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Gabriel Jesus (+1.19)
Rodri (+0.97)
Alexandre Lacazette (+0.96)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Raheem Sterling (-0.81)
Harvey Barnes (-0.63)
Bernardo Silva (-0.55)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

The standout underachievers of GW15 were Sheffield United who racked up an xG of 1.09, yet scored 0 goals. To worsen the situation for the Blades, their opponents (Newcastle) outperformed their inferior xG of 0.53, scoring 2 goals and taking all 3 points in the process.

Crystal Palace join Newcastle on the GW15 overachievers list after a 1-0 win against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park. The two sides pretty much matched each other’s xG (0.38-0.34), but it was the Eagles who managed to finish a chance and outperform their xG.

GAMEWEEK 15 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Webster (4)
Midfielders – Mount, Pulisic (5)
Forwards – Rashford (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Angelino, Azpilicueta (3)
Midfielders – Gross (6)
Forwards – Sharp (3)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • De Bruyne as advanced as Jesus and marginally ahead of Sterling.
  • Maddison equally advanced as Vardy.
  • Rashford the most advanced Man United player.
  • Alli equally advanced as Son, only fractionally behind Kane.
  • Mount as advanced as Abraham.
  • Grealish the most advanced Aston Villa player.
  • Cantwell positioned inside his own half on average.
  • Richarlison the most advanced Everton player.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Chelsea (25), Brighton (20)
  • Highest Player xG – Divock Origi (1.18)
  • Highest Team xG – Manchester City (2.56)
  • Abraham had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (20.5 mins).
  • E. Stevens top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (50). E. Stevens, Byram and Keane had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (5).
  • Maddison and Willian delivered the most crosses out of all players (11).
  • Pulisic had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (11).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

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    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Lundstram (9)
    Midfielders – Pulisic (16)
    Forwards – Jimenez (20)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Tarkowski (6)
    Midfielders – Pulisic (13)
    Forwards – Jimenez (18)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Digne (13)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (15)
    Forwards – Jimenez (10)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

    BEST FPL FINISH: 2,375 (16/17)

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