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
Ashley Westwood (+0.99)
Harry Maguire (+0.98)
Danny Ings (+0.96)
Dele Alli (-1.39)
Gabriel Jesus (-1.08)
Naby Keita (-0.75)
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)
Defenders – Robertson (4)
Midfielders – De Bruyne (6)
Forwards – Bergwijn (3)
OTHER STANDOUT STATS
TOP OF THE STATS – LAST 4 GAMEWEEKS
Defenders – Azpilicueta, R. Pereira (7)
Midfielders – Salah (23)
Forwards – Aguero (19)
SHOTS INSIDE THE BOX
Defenders – Mina (6)
Midfielders – Salah (19)
Forwards – Aguero (16)
Defenders – Wan-Bissaka, Digne (9)
Midfielders – De Bruyne (18)
Forwards – Firmino (11)