Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW25

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 25 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Robert Snodgrass (+1.86)
Antonio Rudiger (+1.51)
Yerry Mina (+0.96)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Ilkay Gundogan (-1.34)
Roberto Firmino (-1.19)
Sergio Aguero (-1.00)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

The standout xG headline from GW25 belongs to Manchester City. Guardiola’s side lost 2-0 away at Mourinho’s Spurs despite registering an xG of 3.23 compared to the home sides’ 0.42. Therefore a 2-0 loss is quite an extraordinary result in terms of underperforming xG figures.

Norwich also leave GW25 disappointed having drawn 0-0 at St. James’ Park with Newcastle despite trumping their xG 2.40 to 0.93. The xG gods certainly did not call a 0-0 result for that one.

GAMEWEEK 25 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Saiss, Byram (4)
Midfielders – Antonio (6)
Forwards – Aguero (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Ritchie (4)
Midfielders – Maddison, Grealish, McNeil, Duda (5)
Forwards – Firmino, Wood (4)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Salah the most advanced Liverpool player.
  • De Bruyne the most advanced Man City player.
  • B. Fernandes not as advanced as expected.
  • Mount the most advanced Chelsea player.
  • Son the most advanced Spurs player.
  • Fleck the most advanced Sheffield United player.
  • E. Stevens incredibly advanced.
  • Antonio the most advanced West ham player.
  • Saka very advanced for Arsenal.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Man City, Norwich, Brighton (19)
  • Highest Player xG – Salah (1.34)
  • Highest Team xG – Liverpool (3.66)
  • Diogo Jota had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (16.6 mins).
  • Wan-Bissaka top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (64). Byram had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (9).
  • Duda delivered the most crosses out of all players (15).
  • Mahrez had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (12).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Dunk, R. Pereira (6)
    Midfielders – Salah (20)
    Forwards – Aguero (20)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Mina, Mee (5)
    Midfielders – Salah (16)
    Forwards – Aguero, Firmino (16)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Digne (9)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (15)
    Forwards – Firmino (14)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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