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A Fantasy manager’s guide to expected goals (xG)

Fantasy managers who sign up as a Member to our website get access to a whole host of player and team information.

Among the underlying statistics on offer is expected goal (xG) data, which many will be familiar with already.

For the uninitiated, xG is the measure of a quality of a shot based on criteria such as proximity of goal and angle of attempt.

For example, a shot from inside the six-yard box will carry a higher xG than a speculative effort from 35 yards.

Along the same lines, expected assist (xA) data calculates the quality of chance being created.

Expected goal data doesn’t predict when goals will be scored, of course, and isn’t a crystal ball for the future – rather, it is a measure of chances created in the past.

Nevertheless, many find xG data useful.

Fantasy managers can use the information to see which players are consistently being presented with – or providing – high-quality opportunities, which in turn can be helpful when making future team selections.

Looking at the calibre of opportunity, rather than just an overall number of shots on goal or chances created, is often key.

‘Big chances’ – a situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score – are a decent barometer of this.

56.5% of the 1,072 goals scored in the Premier League last season were deemed big chances.

Of the 1,532 such gilt-edged opportunities created, 606 were scored – a conversion rate of 39.6%.

Site user Bowstring the Carp has produced an excellent, in-depth guide to xG in his recent Community article, which goes into the finer details.

He followed this piece up with a look at the pros and cons of xG, which is well worth a read to learn about its overall usefulness and limitations.

The rest of this article will be dedicated to looking at the xG data available in our Members’ Area, drawing attention to the players who had significant expected goal involvement in 2018/19 and those who were under/overachieving based on their actual output.

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470 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Chicken

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Dopiaza

      Delish

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      or Egg

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Some of these Cameroon players are nut cases

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Red card incoming.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Ref bottles it again

      2. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Yellow to stop a riot.

        1. G-Whizz
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          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 hours ago

          Should've been a red for that...

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 10 Years
            4 months, 16 hours ago

            Game was all but over.

            1. G-Whizz
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              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              I must have missed the rule that states red cards can't be given near the end of a game 😆

              1. TorresMagic™
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                • 10 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                Knocked out of the comp is the same thing. 😉

  3. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Which teams to get defenders and gk from ? I see only liverpool, city and everton as options. And maaaybe spurs

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Need prices.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Fabianski. Maybe Newcastle. Wolves were unlucky last season when you look at their goals conceded to clean sheets ratio, but Im wary about them because of EL participation. There almost always crops up some decent choices from the mid table or lower sides (think AWB and Doherty this season) too.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Perhaps worth keeping an eye on Palace - they’re dependable for a decent number of cs. They could well have two new full backs when AWB goes and with PvA not secure - could be 4.5 perhaps.

      Beyond that I’m going to be looking at Newcastle

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Looking at the opening fixtures, maybe Palace or Villa (are they any good defensively?).

      Newcastle have horrific opening fixtures

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Phil not holding back

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Norway next. Could be a tight game. But we need to be better defensively. A better team than Cameroon would have got a few goals against us today.

  5. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Embarrassing refereeing display that, should've abandoned the game after the Cameroon players refused to play before half time.

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Abandoned the game?

      Nah just needed a stronger ref who would have dealt with the situation instead of watching it all unfold from the other side of the pitch for several minutes imo.

      That referee was a disgrace. This is supposed to be the World Cup, if that's the best standard they have then it's embarrassing tbh...

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Just saw "highlights" from England - Cameroon. If I were in charge I would ban Cameroon from the next WC qualifiers.

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      You deserve a rest or to give it a rest.

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        I'm very well rested thank you.

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Must be the 2nd option then.

          1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            If you say so .

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                I am so concerned with 8 people agreeing with a poster of that credence.

                1. TorresMagic™
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                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 15 hours ago

                  It's not about the poster, it's about the comment.
                  You seemed obsessed about having the last word/comment or posting about it.

                  1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 hours ago

                    First success in over 10 attempts . Speaks volumes.

                    1. The One True Marvin
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                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 15 hours ago

                      This post is beautifully ironic.

                      1. TorresMagic™
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                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        😀

                      2. TorresMagic™
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                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        The funny thing is, your reply is to the one directly above yours, not mine 🙂

                      3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        Funny thing is I wonder how that could possibly have happened?

                      4. TorresMagic™
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                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        Who are you replying to?

                      5. The One True Marvin
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                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        I was replying to slouch.

                      6. The One True Marvin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 15 hours ago

                        That is who i intended to reply to.

                      7. The One True Marvin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        Blimey that takes me back. The 90's was the last good decade for music. It's been dead ever since.

                      8. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        Apparently anyone other than the intended recipient.

                      9. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        Who are you replying to ?

                      10. TorresMagic™
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                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        Marvinho and now you. Until next time.

    2. Queenofthestoneage
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      cringe

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Honestly no one cares about the squabble between you two

  7. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 hours ago

    Tielemans attacking returns don't look sustainable looking at the stats.

    Pity. He was Mr. Consistency.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Be a pity if Leicester can't get him Virg although I guess if Utd did then? Reads the game well, arguably much better than Maddy, fine player.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        He's an extremely good footballer, but I'm not sure how much of a quality FPL asset he is?

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          I guess it will depend on where he goes or stays and price. He reads the game well and I do not say this lightly. In a decent team around 7.5 he could be value if he gets along.

  8. TorresMagic™
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    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 hours ago

    Collision, 1-0 France
    VAR next?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      No goal, crowd booing.

      1. Andy'81
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 hours ago

        Can't see how that's a foul as the keeper was never catching that.

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 hours ago

        Disallowing it about 5 minutes after it was scored hasn't helped

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          4 months, 16 hours ago

          Hopefully it won't be as bad next season.

          1. Revival
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            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 hours ago

            Definitely going to happen that some teams will get more VAR decisions in their favour than others. Wonder which team will be the first to launch an official protest?

  9. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Football London have put together a list of every player linked with Arsenal this summer. I have had to roll my eyes a lot over the last few weeks every time I have read Arsenal are "Close to signing" or "on the verge of signing" someone from this list. Anyways here it is in full.

    Goalkeepers
    Gianluigi Donnarumma - AC Milan
    Neto - Valencia
    Keylor Navas - Real Madrid
    Radoslaw Majecki - Legia Warsaw
    Markus Schubert - Dynamo Dresden

    Defenders
    Kalidou Koulibaly - Napoli
    Raphaël Varane - Real Madrid
    William Saliba - Saint-Étienne
    Samuel Umtiti - Barcelona
    Matthijs de Ligt - Ajax
    Thomas Meunier - PSG
    Djene Dakonam - Getafe
    Nicolas Tagliafico - Ajax
    Walter Kannemann - Gremio
    Michael Keane - Everton
    Dayot Upamecano - RB Leipzig
    Joachim Andersen - Sampdoria
    Kieran Tierney - Celtic

    Midfielders
    Andre Gomes - Barcelona
    Hakim Ziyech - Ajax
    Marcos Llorente - Real Madrid
    Christopher Nkunku - Paris Saint-Germain
    Nicolo Barella - Cagliari
    Nahitan Nández - Boca Juniors
    Exequiel Palacios - River Plate
    Emanuel Reynoso - Boca Juniors
    Franck Kessie - AC Milan
    Dennis Praet - Sampdoria
    Adrien Rabiot - PSG
    Reinier - Flamengo
    Ryan Fraser - Bournemouth

    Forwards
    Moussa Dembele - Lyon
    Nicolas Pepe - Lille
    Ismaila Sarr - Rennes
    Mauro Icardi - Inter Milan
    Ivan Perisic - Inter Milan
    Ciro Immobile - Lazio
    Luis Suarez - Barcelona
    Paulo Dybala - Juventus
    David Neres - Ajax
    Ayoze Perez - Newcastle United
    Sebastian Haller - Eintracht Frankfurt
    Leandro Trossard - Genk
    Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace
    Gabriel Martinelli - Ituano
    Yannick Carrasco - DL Yifang
    Alexis Claude-Maurice - FC Lorient

    https://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/news/arsenal-summer-transfers-tierney-saliba-16352853

    1. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Going to be a lot of rotation with that squad.

  10. TorresMagic™
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    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    France 1 Brazil 0

  11. Slouch87 Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    The last word.

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      He’s got it. He can snuggle up in his Spider-Man PJs and sleep right now.

  12. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Paid the bill and got a subscription for the new season. I'm familiar with the player comparison tool. I've just taken a look at the season ticker which allows you to see every team's next 6 fixtures and put them in order of difficulty. Really like that.

    What other parts of the membership section do you recommend getting into?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Members tables or making your own.

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        I presume you're talking about 'my stats table' and 'public stats tables'? How do they work exactly?

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Why waste money on membership when all you do is spam RMTs 24/7 anyway?

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Why waste your time commenting on my post when you've got an issue with what I choose to write? I've asked a very valid question - I'm interested to hear how people use the membership section to benefit their game play.

            Some people do change, but that's the problem with the world, some people don't observe that. They just hold a grudge forever.

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              So what your saying is when the season starts you won’t spam RMTs every post?

              We’ll see

              1. The Royal Robin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                Absolutely. But I do recommend you just don't respond to what I post. Cya.

                1. Fantasy Gold
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 14 hours ago

                  With pleasure.

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                And you wont post fake lineups news?

                1. Fantasy Gold
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 14 hours ago

                  Muppets back up muppets. Who knew.

                  1. G-Whizz
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                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 14 hours ago

                    If you can't respond without silly name calling then best not to respond at all 🙂

                  2. Brosstan
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                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 14 hours ago

                    Whining about other people's minor infractions like posting too many RMTs to your personal liking when you yourself is lucky to be allowed back is throwing rocks in glass houses.

                    1. Fantasy Gold
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 14 hours ago

                      Who are you again?

                  3. Lord Tachanka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 13 hours ago

                    That’s why your always backing up Slouch then.

                    Seriously, the closest you’ve come to a useful comment recently is the “Ritchie bandwagon will be strong now”

                    Do realise how childish you seem you everyone else on the site. Go and have a word with yourself mate!

                    Peace and Love 🙂

                    1. The Danger Zone!
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                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 13 hours ago

                      I have to admit that I don't really know people on here as I'm only just getting more involved. I have seen quite a lot of negativity the last few days. I have sneaked a look at some peoples recent comments history and realize that they don't contribute anything but negative comments. Hopefully this will change when we are more focussed on the FPL in a few weeks time.

                      1. Geoff
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                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Every new positive voice helps turn the tide!

                    2. Fantasy Gold
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 13 hours ago

                      Ahhh the old be nasty and sign off the message with a smiley face.

                      Where have I seen this before? 😉

                      1. Lord Tachanka
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                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 13 hours ago

                        See it helps doesn’t it 🙂 🙂 🙂

                    3. Geoff
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                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Peace and Love is our theme this year 🙂

                    4. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Can't say that I'm overly bothered with the association by implication from someone such as yourself.
                      Peace and love .☺

            2. The Danger Zone!
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              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              I welcome your question. I too am new to membership and curious of the tools available.

          2. Geoff
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            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Really unnecessary this kind of comment Fantasy Gold

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              I guess all the other comments are fine?

              1. Geoff
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                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I didn't say that

        2. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Build them like a carpenter or use the most popular ones - https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/public-stats-tables/?sort-by=votes&tag=&username=&page=1

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 hours ago

            Okay, just clicked the first one I saw, goals imminent. The first 10 players that appear - is that a case of they were the most imminent to score after that GW or?

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 10 Years
              4 months, 15 hours ago

              Table looking at those who could be due a goal or score more. Min of 10 goal attempts with max of 1 goal over the last 4 Gameweeks

              Players with 2 or more are probably more likely/due but that table can show those who might in the future.

              1. The Royal Robin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                Cool, okay thanks.

                1. Lord Tachanka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 hours ago

                  Goals Imminent is a excellent differential finder, just need to know to stay away from certain people that stay on the list (Benteke types).

    2. G-Whizz
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      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      I do like the stat tables I've managed to put together and this article (along with the other two xG ones from Bowstring) has given me a greater understanding of how I can use them in making more or adjusting the ones I have.

      Have a look at the comparison tools too, I've found them very useful in the past too 🙂

      Not yet used the "Flat Track Bully" function, but I'll have a play with that when the time comes...

  13. TorresMagic™
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    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Brasil score after VAR.

    1-1

  14. TorresMagic™
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    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Looks like extra time on the way.

  15. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    First player you're going to look for once the price list/game is released? Matt Ritchie for me.

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Jorginho.

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Unless they add a point per sideways pass inside your own half I doubt he'll be relevant at all.

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Penalties are his main point. It seems he will be a popular 4th mid if he's still at Chelsea.

          1. Parm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            So you're basically buying a Mamma Mia Mark Noble? Sickening.

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 10 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              No Hazard means his role in attack is more important so expect some goals for normal play.

              1. Giggs Boson.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                A new manager may decide to play him in a more advanced position too, with Kante dropping to DM.

                1. Parm
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 14 hours ago

                  A new manager is more likely to not play him at all than move him forward, simply can't handle the pace of the game over here i'm afraid.

              2. Parm
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                'Expect some goals in open play'.

                The smoker's son played 37 games and somehow managed just 5 touches in the box and 2 shots in the box. It's not happening pal.

                1. TorresMagic™
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                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 14 hours ago

                  He can score a goal from outside the box.

                  1. Parm
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                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 14 hours ago

                    He has 9 non-penalty goals from 310 club games, that's one every 34.4 games. He really can't.

                    1. TorresMagic™
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                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 14 hours ago

                      38 games a season, I'll take the 5 points when he does on average.
                      Suspect he will get a lot more assists too.

                      1. Parm
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                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        22 assists in those 310 games. So 1 every 14 games, i'll give you 3.

                        1 goal, 3 assists plus a few goals from pens, let's say the same as Chelsea last season so 5.

                        You sitting him at 4th mid all season for 6 goals, 3 assists?

                      2. TorresMagic™
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                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 14 hours ago

                        Depends on all the prices, he could be the missing part of the 541 or 442 jigsaw.

    2. Eytexi
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      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Ritchie definitely worth a good look. Probably Fabianski for me purely because keepers will be at the top of the list and I'm interested to see if he remains at 4.5m.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Ritchie bandwagon will be strong now.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      If Zaha is priced at 7m he is straight in my team.

    4. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Mark Noble 4.5m

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        I'd have him at that price.

        1. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Think he was last season.

    5. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 hours ago

      sir harry of kane ,how many var penalties are spurs going to get from their bunch of slithering midfielders...

  16. The Danger Zone!
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    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    So the article is saying from 'expected goals' stats that Mane scored more than he should have. That maybe he isn't as valuable an asset as he seems and that he isn't as likely to score as many in the forthcoming season. Sounds like Salah it is then!

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Salah high up on the list for expected assists too. Think it'll be Salah for me as well.

      1. The Danger Zone!
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        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Your season breakdown seems to indicate that last season was an exception.
        14-19 - LIV/SOU - 66 goals, 58.06 xG. is an average of 13 goals per season.
        Unless he is much improved or has a much more favourable team position.
        Would like it if he could maintain 20+ a season.

        1. Parm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          If you read it you'd see that not only did he improve as a finisher but he also had more/better opportunities(xG) last season.

          1. The Danger Zone!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            That's true but is it a one off or is it the new norm?
            We'll have to see in the new season.
            I hope he does maintain it. It might be indicative of Liverpool's exceptional form of late.

            1. Parm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Unless Liverpool stop doing what they're doing I can't see him tailing off drastically, no.

              1. Netley Lucas
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                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 hours ago

                Shush, we need that 2m less than Mo!

  17. The One True Marvin
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    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    There seems to be a glitch in the matrix with regards to replies here chaps.

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      It's ok, just would look messy if you kept going.

      1. The One True Marvin
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        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        I'll stop. Sorry.

      2. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Something odd going on with that earlier thread dude. Every post on it is being flagged up as a reply to me. Could be a problem my end I don't know.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          All good, thread just got too long. The irony was too much.

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Free speech is not a thing anymore.

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Apparently not . Don't like it - reposition it or delete it . Simple.

              1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Case in point. Now you see it now you don't.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 14 hours ago

                  Do not seek to start negative discussions about other users, particularly with regards to their identities, accounts or status on the site.

                  1. Fantasy Gold
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 14 hours ago

                    Don’t annoy TMbot mate.

                    He’s the final boss.

                  2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    4 months, 13 hours ago

                    I was just trying to improve the site really.

                  3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 13 hours ago

                    Nope wrong. I started nothing . I replied to a comment made by another poster and used initials rather than disclosing their actual identity.

  18. The Danger Zone!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    Which 3 of these would you most want in your team:
    a) Salah
    b) Sterling
    c) Mane
    d) Kane
    e) Aguero
    f) Aubamayang

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      B, C and E for me 🙂

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Salah, Sterling and Auba for me

    3. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      I would like A, B and F if money were no object.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      ABF, but I dont think it works in a balanced team with premium defenders.

      1. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        True. I would likely only go for 2 of these in my team, but interested in who people choose as best premium. Kane could regain favouritism if he gets back to form of a few seasons back, but probably take a month or 2 before people trust in him.

    5. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      The 3 mids

    6. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Salah and Sterling for sure. Then probably Auba.

      1. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        I normally go for Aguero but might start this season without a premium striker.

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Might do the same myself considering the number of class premium midfielders and defenders.

  19. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    Cameroon got robbed!

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      No they didn't and were lucky to end the game with a full team imo...

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      They should have had 3 players sent off. Lol

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Lineker dive? Yeah they did

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        If we can get justice for the Lineker dive then maybe one day we’ll get that Brunt assist back!

    4. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 hours ago

      Cameroon were a disgrace. Disgusting team.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 hours ago

        Can’t argue with this. Brought shame on the game

  20. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    Is anyone able to explain to me why in the FWWC that players are encroaching the penalty area prior to the ball leaving the box but restarts aren’t being enforced?

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Cheers TM. Couldn’t find it from my google searches!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Just entered part of your comment into google.

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        “The feedback for both changes has been overwhelmingly positive and The IFAB has not received a single complaint; not even from the public.”

        That’s some FIFA level denial there, a proper Kim Jong Il type of statement!

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      I dunno but would you say this is more annoying than football female commentators? Lets get things in perspective here.

      1. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Come on grandad, drag yourself into the modern age. It's not all that bad.

        1. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Ive tried everything I promise you but even copious amounts of beer cannot change my mind, sorry. Id feel the same with a high pitched male commentator.

          *Terry Wogan fan.

  21. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    France 2 Brazil 1

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Final score and France through to the quarters 🙂

  22. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    Henry goal for France!

  23. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    France win.

  24. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 hours ago

    Anyone try go without a membership for last season?

    I'm considering that because I feel like it would limit the noise (too much data) and possibly prevent me from overthinking

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Think the noise is from comments rather than members pages which is still worth the money. But yes FFS needs Mark back as its slowly dying.

      1. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Granville back would also be a bonus but hey, time moves on.

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 hours ago

        Give the guys a break, they're doing a good job. The clock won't rewind, people move on.

        1. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 hours ago

          Okay ill look the other way.

    2. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Just avoid the comments to cut out noise if that’s what you’re after.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Yea I went without last season and I cant say I noticed much difference. Bought membership again this year though as there seems to be more focused stats now.

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 hours ago

      Yep, rank was meh but I did lose two stones and fix the garden and wine cellar.

    5. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 hours ago

      Last season was my first without membership and I did okish* but I joined again this year to see if I can play properly instead of my usual reckless abandon. I’ll probably get bored after a couple of weeks and wish I hadn’t bothered 😀

      *Is this even a word?

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 hours ago

        *I'll allow it

  25. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 hours ago

    Never thought of Hazard as an overachiver

  26. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 hours ago

    Former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo on BBC Radio 5 Live

    This Cameroon team, they don't have the resources. They don't have the quality coaching in their country, they don't have the experience like England or somebody like Phil Neville.

    We have to try to understand that. Perhaps they weren't even told about the rules, the laws of the game and the evolution of the game.

    So your heart has to go out a little bit to this Cameroon side. They played with emotions and brought this emotion to the tournament.

    As much as we want to see a little bit more class from Cameroon, they did bring that beautiful emotion and packed this entire stadium.

    You have to look at it both ways

    Lol, what total crap. Nearly as horrible of her close up arse shots

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 hours ago

      *as her

  27. Queenofthestoneage
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    If you had to choose for the entire season:
    A) Wilson + Sigurdsson
    B) Vardy + Milivojevic

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      A smashed B on points last season.
      A probably costs more this season.

  28. Dammed Utd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 hours ago

    Mexico could run wild in the gold cup against Martinique live on FS1

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      A draw means they finish 1st. Don't think a smashing is that important, not conceding wins the day.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Finally they score after 28 minutes.

  29. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 hours ago

    Poll,
    pickford to be 5 or 5.5?

    1. Queenofthestoneage
      4 months, 8 hours ago

      Most likely 5.5 but hope to god 5.0

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 hours ago

      5.5 would be too much but I guess he will be 5.5 based on season end performance

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 hours ago

        Can't see them putting a 5.5 price tag on him. Then digne should be 6.5 !