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
James Tomkins (+0.94)
Mario Vrancic (+0.94)
Pablo Fornals (+0.91)
Miguel Almiron (-0.83)
Lys Mousset (-0.79)
Moise Kean (-0.78)
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)
Defenders – Willems (3)
Midfielders – Willian (7)
Forwards – Deulofeu (6)
OTHER STANDOUT STATS
TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS
Defenders – Saiss (7)
Midfielders – De Bruyne (15)
Forwards – Rashford (17)
SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX
Defenders – Egan (6)
Midfielders – Salah (10)
Forwards – Abraham (13)
Defenders – Stevens (7)
Midfielders – Buendia (21)
Forwards – J. Ayew, Deulofeu (8)