Standout Statistics From Fantasy Premier League GW26

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 26 OVERACHIEVERS AND UNDERACHIEVERS

xG OVERACHIEVERS

Ashley Westwood (+0.99)
Harry Maguire (+0.98)
Danny Ings (+0.96)

xG UNDERACHIEVERS

Dele Alli (-1.39)
Gabriel Jesus (-1.08)
Naby Keita (-0.75)

TEAM UNDER/OVERACHIEVERS

Manchester United were the overachievers of the week having beaten Chelsea 0-2 at Stamford Bridge. The blues were defeated despite trumping United’s xG 0.89 to 0.66.

The unfortunate prize for GW26 goes to Wolves who drew 0-0 with Leicester. On paper a decent result for both parties, however, Wolves will be disappointed not to have scored and taken all three points after recording an xG of 1.12.

GAMEWEEK 26 KEY STATS AND POSITIONS

TOTAL GOAL ATTEMPTS

Defenders – Alexander-Arnold, Azpilicueta (3)
Midfielders – Son (7)
Forwards – Aguero (6)

CHANCES CREATED

Defenders – Robertson (4)
Midfielders – De Bruyne (6)
Forwards – Bergwijn (3)

AVERAGE POSITIONS

  • Salah the most advanced Liverpool player.
  • Alli the most advanced Spurs player.
  • Richarlison more advanced than Calvert-Lewin.
  • Fleck as advanced as McBurnie.
  • R. Pereira extremely advanced, in line with Vardy.

    OTHER STANDOUT STATS

  • Team Shots – Spurs (23)
  • Highest Player xG – Son (2.04)
  • Highest Team xG – Spurs (3.72)
  • Aguero had the best ‘mins per goal attempt in box’ ratio amongst all starting forwards (18 mins).
  • Mendy top amongst defenders for touches in the final third (57). Azpilicueta had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area (6).
  • Alexander-Arnold delivered the most crosses out of all players (14).
  • Salah had the most touches in the opposition’s penalty area amongst midfielders (16).

    TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS

    GOAL ATTEMPTS

    Defenders – Azpilicueta, R. Pereira (7)
    Midfielders – Salah (23)
    Forwards – Aguero (19)

    SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX

    Defenders – Mina (6)
    Midfielders – Salah (19)
    Forwards – Aguero (16)

    CHANCES CREATED

    Defenders – Wan-Bissaka, Digne (9)
    Midfielders – De Bruyne (18)
    Forwards – Firmino (11)

    Stats sourced from Fantasy Football Fix and Understat.


    Nick Pasquet

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

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