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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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  1. Wild Rover
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    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 hours ago

    Chicken

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Dopiaza

      Delish

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      or Egg

  2. Wild Rover
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    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 hours ago

    Some of these Cameroon players are nut cases

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Red card incoming.

      1. Wild Rover
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        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 hours ago

        Ref bottles it again

      2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 hours ago

        Yellow to stop a riot.

        1. G-Whizz
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          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Should've been a red for that...

          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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            • 10 Years
            2 months, 40 mins ago

            Game was all but over.

            1. G-Whizz
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              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 mins ago

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

              1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 mins ago

                Knocked out of the comp is the same thing. 😉

  3. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 hours ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Need prices.

    2. Brosstan
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      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 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
      2 months, 1 hour 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
      2 months, 1 hour 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
    2 months, 3 hours ago

    Phil not holding back

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 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
    2 months, 2 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
      2 months, 5 mins 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
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    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      You deserve a rest or to give it a rest.

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 mins ago

        I'm very well rested thank you.

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 mins ago

          Must be the 2nd option then.

          1. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 mins ago

            If you say so .

              1. Slouch87
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 mins ago

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

                1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 mins 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
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 min ago

                    First success in over 10 attempts . Speaks volumes.

                    1. Ex Marvina
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                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      This post is beautifully ironic.

                      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        😀

                      2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

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

                      3. Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

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

                      4. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Who are you replying to?

                      5. Ex Marvina
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                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I was replying to slouch.

                      6. Ex Marvina
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        That is who i intended to reply to.

                      7. Ex Marvina
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                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

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

                      8. Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Apparently anyone other than the intended recipient.

                      9. Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Who are you replying to ?

                      10. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Marvinho and now you. Until next time.

    2. Queenofthestoneage
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        cringe

      • Brosstan
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        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Honestly no one cares about the squabble between you two

    3. FPL Virgin
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      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

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

      Pity. He was Mr. Consistency.

      1. Netley Lucas
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        • 4 Years
        2 months, 38 mins 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
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          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 mins ago

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

          1. Netley Lucas
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            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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.

    4. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Collision, 1-0 France
      VAR next?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        No goal, crowd booing.

        1. Andy'81
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 hour ago

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

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

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

          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Hopefully it won't be as bad next season.

            1. Revival
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              • 7 Years
              2 months, 59 mins 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?

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 31 mins 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!
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        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Going to be a lot of rotation with that squad.

    6. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 mins ago

      France 1 Brazil 0

    7. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 mins ago

      The last word.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 mins ago

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

    8. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 mins 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™ - bcvy39…
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        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 mins ago

        Members tables or making your own.

        1. The Royal Robin
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          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 mins ago

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

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 mins ago

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

            1. The Royal Robin
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              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 mins 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
                1 month, 29 days ago

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

                We’ll see

                1. The Royal Robin
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                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

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

                  1. Fantasy Gold
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    With pleasure.

                2. Brosstan
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                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  And you wont post fake lineups news?

                  1. Fantasy Gold
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Muppets back up muppets. Who knew.

                    1. G-Whizz
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                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 29 days 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
                      1 month, 29 days 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
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Who are you again?

                    3. Lord Tachanka
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 29 days 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
                        1 month, 29 days 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
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Every new positive voice helps turn the tide!

                      2. Fantasy Gold
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days 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
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          See it helps doesn’t it 🙂 🙂 🙂

                      3. Geoff
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                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Peace and Love is our theme this year 🙂

                      4. Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 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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                1 month, 29 days 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
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Really unnecessary this kind of comment Fantasy Gold

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I guess all the other comments are fine?

                1. Geoff
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                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I didn't say that

            1. The Royal Robin
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              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 mins 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™ - bcvy39…
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                • 10 Years
                2 months, 3 mins 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
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                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Cool, okay thanks.

                  1. Lord Tachanka
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                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days 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
        1 month, 29 days 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...

    9. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 mins ago

      Brasil score after VAR.

      1-1

    10. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks like extra time on the way.

    11. Parm
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      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jorginho.

        1. Parm
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          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

            1. Parm
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              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

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

              1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

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

                1. Giggs Boson.
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                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

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

                  1. Parm
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                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days 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
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                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days 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™ - bcvy39…
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                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    He can score a goal from outside the box.

                    1. Parm
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                      1 month, 29 days ago

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

                      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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                        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
                          1 month, 29 days 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™ - bcvy39…
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                          Depends on all the prices, he could be the missing part of the 541 or 442 jigsaw.

      2. Eytexi
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        1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ritchie bandwagon will be strong now.

      3. Revival
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        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

      4. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mark Noble 4.5m

        1. Eytexi
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          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'd have him at that price.

          1. *sigh*
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Think he was last season.

      5. Jordan.
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        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

    12. The Danger Zone!
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      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days 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
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        1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days 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
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            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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!
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              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days 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
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                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days 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
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Shush, we need that 2m less than Mo!

    13. Ex Marvina
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      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
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        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Ex Marvina
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'll stop. Sorry.

        2. Ex Marvina
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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™ - bcvy39…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Free speech is not a thing anymore.

              1. Slouch87
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

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

                1. Slouch87
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

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

                  1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days 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
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Don’t annoy TMbot mate.

                      He’s the final boss.

                    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I was just trying to improve the site really.

                      • Slouch87
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

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

      2. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B, C and E for me 🙂

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah, Sterling and Auba for me

        3. The Danger Zone!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
            1 month, 29 days 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
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          The 3 mids

        6. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah and Sterling for sure. Then probably Auba.

          1. The Danger Zone!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

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

      3. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cameroon got robbed!

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

          They should have had 3 players sent off. Lol

        3. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Lineker dive? Yeah they did

          1. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cameroon were a disgrace. Disgusting team.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

      4. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days 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
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Just entered part of your comment into google.

          2. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Ex Marvina
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

            1. *sigh*
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days 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.

      5. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        France 2 Brazil 1

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Final score and France through to the quarters 🙂

      6. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Henry goal for France!

      7. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        France win.

      8. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days 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
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

          2. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Okay ill look the other way.

        2. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days 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
            1 month, 29 days ago

            *I'll allow it

      9. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Never thought of Hazard as an overachiver

      10. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

          *as her

      11. Queenofthestoneage
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

        • Dammed Utd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

          2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Finally they score after 28 minutes.

        • Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Poll,
          pickford to be 5 or 5.5?

          1. Queenofthestoneage
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Most likely 5.5 but hope to god 5.0

            • Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days 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
                1 month, 29 days ago

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