Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW22

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 22 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Sergio Aguero (+1.71)
Riyad Mahrez (+1.37)
Mason Greenwood (+0.97)
Jordan Ayew (+0.91)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Brandon Williams (-0.74)
Raul Jimenez (-0.71)
Gerard Deulofeu (-0.68)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

Both Wolves and Brighton underachieved in GW22 according to the xG figures. Wolves drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle despite comfortably trumping their xG 2.06 to 0.18, whereas Brighton lost 1-0 to Everton despite basically matching their xG 1.54 to 1.53.

GAMEWEEK 22 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – R. James (3)
Midfielders – Willian, Richarlison, El Ghazi (5)
Forwards – Ings (9)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – R. James, Digne, Aurier (3)
Midfielders – D. Silva (4)
Forwards – Firmino, Deeney (4)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Stevens extremely advanced for Sheffield United, in line with the strikers and attacking midfielders.
  • Manchester United had 8 players in the opposition half on average, with Rashford being the most advanced.
  • Cantwell the joint most advanced Norwich player.
  • Almiron the most advanced Newcastle player.
  • Salah the most advanced Liverpool player.
  • Robertson more advanced than Alexander-Arnold.
  • Doucoure utilised in an advanced midfield role, positioned only fractionally behind the forwards on average.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Manchester City (22)
  • Highest Player xG – Rashford (1.50)
  • Highest Team xG – Manchester City (3.39)
  • Ings had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (11.3 mins).
  • Williams top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (45). Williams and Robertson had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (5).
  • Fraser delivered the most crosses out of all players (15).
  • Salah had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (14).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Alexander-Arnold, Doherty, Egan, Luiz (6)
    Midfielders – Salah, Richarlison (12)
    Forwards – Ings (17)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Doherty, Egan (6)
    Midfielders – Mane (11)
    Forwards – Ings (16)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Alexander-Arnold, Robertson (8)
    Midfielders – Buendia (14)
    Forwards – Deulofeu (10)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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