Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW20

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 20 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

James Tomkins (+0.94)
Mario Vrancic (+0.94)
Pablo Fornals (+0.91)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Miguel Almiron (-0.83)
Lys Mousset (-0.79)
Moise Kean (-0.78)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

Both Spurs and Southampton took a single point from GW20 but will both be disappointed not to have taken all three having looked at the xG data. Spurs drew 2-2 away at Norwich despite beating their xG 1.82 to 0.27 and Southampton drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace, however the xG scoreline read 1.48-0.14 in the Saints’ favour.

For the second time in a matter of days, Sheffield United will be upset not to have taken more points than they did from their fixture. On this occasion, the Blades were on the wrong side of a 2-0 scoreline at the Etihad, however, they actually beat City’s xG 1.23 to 1.09.

GAMEWEEK 20 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Schar, Balbuena (3)
Midfielders – De Bruyne, Sarr (5)
Forwards – Ings (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Willems (3)
Midfielders – Willian (7)
Forwards – Deulofeu (6)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Alli the most advanced Spurs player.
  • Salah the most advanced Liverpool player by a large margin.
  • Mooy the most advanced Brighton player.
  • Kean the most advanced Everton player.
  • Rashford the most advanced Man United player.
  • Sterling the most advanced Man City player.
  • Mousset the most advanced Sheffield United player by a large margin.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Highest Team Shots – Everton (22)
  • Highest Player xG – Deeney (1.84)
  • Highest Team xG – Watford (3.25)
  • Kean had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (20.6 mins).
  • Zinchenko top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (52). Willems had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (6).
  • Ward-Prowse delivered the most crosses out of all players (15).
  • Salah had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (11).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Saiss (7)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (15)
    Forwards – Rashford (17)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Egan (6)
    Midfielders – Salah (10)
    Forwards – Abraham (13)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Stevens (7)
    Midfielders – Buendia (21)
    Forwards – J. Ayew, Deulofeu (8)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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