Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW21

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 21 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Mark Noble (+1.20)
Hamza Choudhury (+0.96)
Jack Grealish (+0.90)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Roberto Firmino (-0.99)
Jay Rodriguez (-0.96)
Sadio Mane (-0.85)
Matt Doherty (-0.71)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

The underachievers of the week were Burnley who lost 1-2 at home against Aston Villa despite beating their xG score 2.33 compared to 1.58.

Both Watford and West Ham overachieved in terms of outperforming their xG figures. Watford continued their resurgence under Nigel Pearson, beating Wolves 2-1, however, the xG scoreline (1.17-1.21) suggests that a point may have been a fairer reflection of the match. West Ham, also apparently re-energised by a new manager, stuck 4 past a helpless Bournemouth, although their xG of 2.10 suggests this was perhaps a bit flattering.

GAMEWEEK 21 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Doherty (3)
Midfielders – Salah, Pulisic (5)
Forwards – Jesus (8)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Robertson (5)
Midfielders – Buendia, Perez (5)
Forwards – Jesus, Wood, Lacazette, Kane, Deulofeu, Wilson, Deeney (2)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Perez the most advanced Leicester player.
  • Alli and Moura the most advanced Spurs players, ahead of Kane.
  • Traore the most advanced Wolves player.
  • Martial and Rashford positioned very similarly on average.
  • Enda Stevens incredibly advanced, despite playing Liverpool.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Burnley (20)
  • Highest Player xG – Sadio Mane (1.85)
  • Highest Team xG – Liverpool (3.27)
  • Jesus had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (12.9 mins).
  • Pereira top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (45). Azpilicueta and Tarkowski had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (5).
  • C. Taylor delivered the most crosses out of all players (14).
  • Zaha had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (13).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

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    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Doherty (7)
    Midfielders – Mahrez (17)
    Forwards – Rashford, Jimenez (14)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Doherty (7)
    Midfielders – Mahrez (12)
    Forwards – Ings, Calvert-Lewin, Abraham, Jesus (11)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Robertson, Mendy (8)
    Midfielders – Buendia (21)
    Forwards – Deulofeu (10)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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