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Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW17

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 17 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Kevin De Bruyne (+1.69)
John Fleck (+1.40)
Mo Salah (+1.01)
Jan Vertonghen (+0.98)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

David McGoldrick (-1.13)
Jack Grealish (-0.87)
Martin Montoya (-0.87)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

Gameweek 17 was all about underachievement, with 3 teams especially upset about the final results of their respective matches based on the xG figures. Chelsea will be the most frustrated having lost 0-1 at home to Bournemouth despite recording an xG of 2.02 compared to the visitor’s 1.21.

Manchester United and Brighton both took a single point from a 1-1 draw in GW17 but will be disappointed not to have taken all 3. United trumped Everton’s xG 1.48 to 0.28 and Brighton beat Palace’s convincingly 2.48 to 0.48.

GAMEWEEK 17 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Shaw, Maguire, Saiss, Emerson, Montoya, Holgate, Dunk, Jonny (2)
Midfielders – Salah (7)
Forwards – Rashford (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Azpilicueta (4)
Midfielders – Maddison (6)
Forwards – Jota, Joelinton, A. Barnes (2)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Salah the most advanced Liverpool player by a large margin.
  • Willian the most advanced Chelsea player.
  • Vardy the most advanced player out of all players in GW17.
  • Lundstram more advanced than Mousset and equally advanced as McGoldrick.
  • Martial and Rashford equally advanced.
  • Digne the most advanced Everton player in the time he was on the pitch.
  • Son the most advanced Spurs player.
  • De Bruyne the most advanced Man City player.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Man United (24)
  • Highest Player xG – Neal Maupay (1.27)
  • Highest Team xG – Brighton (2.48)
  • Haller had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (19.8 mins).
  • Baldock top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (55). Montoya had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (8).
  • Maddison and Moutinho delivered the most crosses out of all players (16).
  • Salah had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (14).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

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    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Dunk (7)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (18)
    Forwards – Rashford (17)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Dunk (6)
    Midfielders – Salah (14)
    Forwards – Vardy (14)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Azpilacueta (9)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (16)
    Forwards – Jimenez (9)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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