Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 25: analysis of the key underlying stats

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We’ve run down the stand-out figures in every position, as well as looking at the strengths and weaknesses of various teams to assess which Fantasy Premier League assets could shine in Gameweek 25 and beyond.

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GOALKEEPERS

85.7% of the shots that Alisson (£6.1m) has faced this season have been saved by the Liverpool custodian. No other Premier League goalkeeper can match that statistic this season, and Adrian‘s (£4.1m) save percentage, by way of example, is down at 66.7%. Alisson’s save percentage of 79.2% was also the best in the division in 2018/19 among first-choice shot-stoppers.

167.9 minutes per expected goal prevented (xGP) by Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) this season, the best rate of xGP of all first-choice Premier League goalkeepers in 2019/20. Lloris returned from injury in Gameweek 24 and next faces Manchester City on Sunday. The Frenchman’s xGP (expected goals conceded minus actual goals conceded) is +3.80 this season, with Paulo Gazzaniga‘s (£4.5m) down at -2.90.

1 clean sheet kept by Rui Patricio (£5.1m) in the last 16 Gameweeks. No side has kept as few shut-outs as Wolverhampton Wanderers over the same period. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side face Manchester United this weekend and Leicester City in Gameweek 26.

DEFENDERS

5 headed attempts from set plays by James Tomkins (£5.0m) over the last six Gameweeks, which only Yerry Mina (£5.3m) can beat. Crystal Palace avoid any of the ‘big six’ over the next half-dozen Gameweeks, so Tomkins could potentially prosper at both ends of the pitch.

10 key passes, 12 successful crosses and three big chances created by Lucas Digne (£5.8m) in his last four matches. No other FPL defender can beat either of those totals when filtered by the same criteria.

29 successful take-ons registered by Serge Aurier (£5.0m) since Jose Mourinho took charge of Spurs in Gameweek 13 – no FPL defender has completed more in that time. Aurier’s advanced role in the Spurs set-up has led to four assists in his last 12 starts, although the Lilywhites have banked only two clean sheets over the same span of games.

1.76 expected assists (xA) recorded by Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) over the last six Gameweeks, a figure that only Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) can beat among FPL defenders over that period. Wan-Bissaka has created seven opportunities in that time (two of them big chances), having supplied only eight key passes (zero big chances) in the preceding 18 Gameweeks.

84 passes received in the final third by Reece James (£5.0m)) in his last four matches. Two Manchester City left-backs – Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) and Angelino (£4.7m) – are the only FPL defenders who can beat that total when sorted by the same criteria.

MIDFIELDERS

37 chances created by Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) over the last nine Gameweeks, more than any other player over the same period. Norwich’s dead-ball specialist, who is expected back from injury this weekend, will face Newcastle in Gameweek 25. Steve Bruce’s side have allowed more chances from set plays than any other Premier League side this season.

45 attempts on goal, 38 shots in the box, 22 efforts on target, 13 big chances and ten goals recorded by Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) at Anfield this season. No FPL midfielder can surpass any of those totals in home fixtures. Liverpool face Southampton on Merseyside this weekend.

12 FPL attacking returns from Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) in away matches this season, more than any other Premier League player. Over half (nine) of De Bruyne’s assists have come on the road, with ten of his 21 big chances created also coming away from the Etihad. Manchester City are in action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Sunday.

6 big chances created by Adama Traore (£5.8m) in the last six Gameweeks, which no FPL asset can better. The Wolves winger had only carved out three clear-cut opportunities in the preceding 18 Gameweeks.

12 chances created by Aaron Mooy (£5.0m) in his last four matches. Only two midfielders have supplied more key passes when they are filtered by the same criteria.

FORWARDS

12 big chances either presented to or created by Troy Deeney (£6.3m) since Nigel Pearson took charge of Watford in Gameweek 17. Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) is the only other FPL forward with higher big chance involvement during that time.

10 headed goal attempts from Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.1m) since Carlo Ancelotti took charge of Everton in Gameweek 19. The Toffees are this weekend up against Watford, who have allowed more headed chances in the Nigel Pearson era than all bar two Premier League sides.

78.3 minutes per chance presented to Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) in his last four starts. Vardy’s rate of goal attempts was one every 33.8 minutes prior to Gameweek 19.

9 goals scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.7m) in away league matches this season, which no other FPL asset can better. Arsenal are on the road this Sunday, facing Burnley in Lancashire.

5.42 expected goal involvements (xGI) from Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) over the last six Gameweeks. No FPL forward has a better xGI over the same timeframe, despite the fact that Wolves have faced Liverpool twice and Manchester City over this six-match period.

-3.14 expected goal (xG) delta recorded by Neal Maupay (£5.9m) in 2019/20. Only two FPL forwards are underachieving more than Maupay based on xG delta, which is calculated by subtracting a player’s xG from actual goals scored.

TEAMS

29 opportunities conceded by Watford from their right flank over the last six Gameweeks, which is more than any other team from that side of the pitch. That statistic may be of interest to owners of Lucas Digne (£5.8m), with Everton the visitors to Vicarage Road on Saturday.

6 goals scored by Norwich City in away matches this season, the worst total of any Premier League club on the road. Three of the Canaries’ next five fixtures are away from Carrow Road, with their two home matches in between against Liverpool and Leicester City, who have ten away clean sheets between them. Only one of Todd Cantwell‘s (£5.0m) eight attacking returns has come in an away match.

27 chances conceded by Burnley from their left flank over the last six Gameweeks, which is more than any other team from that zone of the pitch. Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m) and Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) could potentially take advantage of that vulnerability when Arsenal – who have won their last 11 meetings with the Clarets – visit Turf Moor this weekend.

9 penalties awarded by Anthony Taylor this season, which is four more than any other Premier League referee. Two-thirds of those spot-kick awards have been for the home side. Taylor takes charge of Bournemouth v Aston Villa this weekend.

95 crosses attempted from Crystal Palace‘s right wing over the last six Gameweeks – no side has allowed more deliveries from that flank over the same period. Only two clubs have allowed more chances to be created from that side of the pitch, meanwhile. Enda Stevens (£5.1m) could potentially profit from that weakness when Sheffield United visit Selhurst Park this weekend.

0 defensive errors made by Watford since Nigel Pearson’s arrival. The Hornets are the only Premier League club not have to have made (in Opta’s eyes) a slip-up over the last eight Gameweeks. Aston Villa have erred the most (eight) in that time, while Newcastle United have made six mistakes that led to goals.

5.97 expected goals conceded (xGC) by Chelsea over the last eight Gameweeks, which is the best xGC of any Premier League side over the same period. The Blues take on Leicester City this weekend.

12 goals scored by Newcastle United from set-piece situations this season, which represents half their total output. A dozen of the Magpies’ 24 goals have been scored by their defenders, too.

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1,238 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Where is G-Whizz with this weeks clean sheet odds and Doosra stats?

  2. HVT
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Ok I’m down to this;
    2fts, 1.2itb
    A - Kelly > Lascelles (bench Mane 11.5)
    B - Mane/Kelly > Son/Robbo

    Thanks

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Assuming you have Salah its B and by a huge margin

  3. Pia06rc
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Captain Salah or Aguero?

    1. fridge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Jealous you have both, but salah if you are ahead, aguero if chasing I reckon

  4. fridge
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Morning all, got stuck at the bottom....

    Ryan
    Robbo. TAA. Lundstram
    Salah. KDB. Martial. Maddy. Traore
    Vardy. Ings

    Button. Greenwood. Kelly. Soyuncu

    2FT, 0.7 ITB

    A) Vardy & Soyuncu > Auba & 4.4 def?
    B) Vardy & Maddison > Auba & Grealish
    C) dont get rid of vardy

  5. HST
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Morning scouts, can I get a steer on a benching headache please.

    I need to play 2 of these 4...

    A)Ings
    B)Rico
    C)Cathcart
    D)Lundstram

    Cheers!!!!!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Ooof not expecting much from any of them. Ings should be played.. Bournemouth are rubbish so expect villa to score, Toffees will beat Watford so Cathcart is no good and Lundstram is 80% likely to be benched. I would play Ings and Rico (assist threat)

      1. HST
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks

  6. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Folks, what option do you think is better in regards to Mane ?

    A) Mane to Son/Mahrez
    B) Kiko to Lascelles and bench Mane

    So pretty much is Lascelles likely to score similar points to Mahrez or son this week

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      See if you get clues from klopp later. But I'm leaning towards selling.

  7. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Morning,

    Need to pick 2 for this weekend

    A. Ings
    B. Dunk
    C. Lund
    D. Rico

    Thank you

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      AB

  8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Ryan
    Lundstram TAA Holgate Kelly
    Salah Martial KDB
    Vardy Maupay Ings
    Button Soyuncu Dendo Mane*
    0.7m 1ft

    Not looking good obviously.
    A. Soy/Kel to Lascelles.
    B. Mane+Maupay to Traore+Kun/Auba (-4)
    C. Mane+Soy to Traore+Vvd (-4) - upgrade maupay next week.
    D. Something else?

  9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Jarrod Bowen at West ham (or elsewhere) could be interesting if that happens. Good little player.

    Still time for Sullivan to screw it up of course.

  10. zhiren
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Which is better? Might use my WC this week...

    A) Kun + DCL + VVD + Stephens + Williams
    B) Vardy + Jimi + Robbo + Soy + Kelly

    Rest of team:
    Foster // Button
    TAA // Lunds // ____ // _____ // ____
    Salah // KDB // Martial // Grealish // Doncker
    Ings // ___ // ___

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      For me B

  11. There's Always One!
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Im currently getting cold feet with Aguero. Concerned about game time, league is over for them, CL coming up, and not the easiest few games ( still think they'll win them ) next before he blanks.

    Please discuss. I also have Aubameyang

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      He will start and score

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        he played 90 mins against Man U so would be wary

  12. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Auba has scored every time he has played Burnley, including two goals in three of the last four games. Captain. Nobody else fancy it?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      doesn't mean he will score on Sunday

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I thought it meant he was guaranteed five goals. You mean it doesn't?

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          probably means he's due a blank against them!

  13. woodles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Who’s score more over the next 2??
    A) Aguero, Traoré, -4,
    B) soyuncu, DCL (mane instead of Soy If fit in 2nd game)