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Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW19

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 19 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Anthony Martial (+1.47)
Mason Greenwood (+0.92)
Matt Doherty (+0.91)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Sadio Mane (-1.16)
John Fleck (-0.63)
Diogo Jota (-0.56)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

Both Norwich and Sheffield United will be seeking immediate Turkey leftover treatment after being the 2 biggest xG underachievers of the gameweek. Norwich were on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline away at Aston Villa despite trumping their xG 1.45 to 0.65. Sheffield United will be slightly happier having taken a point from a 1-1 home draw with Watford, however the xG scoreline read 2.04-0.60, suggesting the Blades should really have taken all 3 once again.

Manchester United were the overachievers of the week as they rather uncharacteristically brushed Newcastle aside 4-1. The Red Devils’ 4 goals came from an xG of exactly 2, so perhaps the scoreline was flattering for Ole and his men in red.

GAMEWEEK 19 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

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TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Egan, Byram (4)
Midfielders – Sterling, Traore (5)
Forwards – Calvert-Lewin (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Alexander-Arnold, Sidibe, Aarons (3)
Midfielders – Moutinho (6)
Forwards – Jimenez, J. Ayew, Joelinton (3)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Moura as advanced as Kane in a central position.
  • Antonio the most advanced West Ham player.
  • Sidibe extremely advanced in a ‘wing-back’ position.
  • Fleck more advanced than McGoldrick and Lundstram.
  • Alexander-Arnold extremely advanced, almost in line with Firmino.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Manchester United (22)
  • Highest Player xG – Raheem Sterling (1.89)
  • Highest Team xG – Liverpool (3.77)
  • McBurnie had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (15.8 mins).
  • Alexander-Arnold top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (49). Azpilicueta and Jonny had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (6).
  • Alexander-Arnold and Sigurdsson delivered the most crosses out of all players (17).
  • Zaha had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (16).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

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    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Saiss (6)
    Midfielders – Salah (16)
    Forwards – Calvert-Lewin (16)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Saiss, Azpilicueta, Egan (5)
    Midfielders – Salah (14)
    Forwards – Calvert-Lewin, Jota, Pukki (12)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Targett (7)
    Midfielders – Buendia (24)
    Forwards – Jimenez (10)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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