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Eliteserien 2021 xG and Other Stats R1-R3

At the time of writing, only 8 teams have played more than once and already we’ve a couple of upsets. Due to the fragmented nature of this gameweek and the fact the next runde doesn’t start until Monday, I thought I’d do some midweek stat diving and in particular everybody’s favourite: Expected goals and the like!

The Teams

1. FK Bodø/Glimt

2. SK Brann

3. Kristiansund BK

4. Molde FK

5. Rosenborg BK

6. Tromsø IL

7. Vålerenga IF

8. Viking FK

The Stats

Expected Goals

Vålerenga have the highest average total xG (2.26) as well as being the most likely to score from open play. Conversely, their xG from set plays is way down at 0.09 (not including the penalty miss – 0.79xG). Considering they’ve had 29 corners and at least 43 free kicks during this time, it doesn’t paint the best picture in regards to their ability to utilise set-pieces efficiently. That being said, to have an Open Play xG of almost 2 is impressive – Aron Dønnum (10.1mNOK) is still very much the man to have and surely, SURELY Viðar Örn Kjartansson (11.5mNOK) will start putting some chances away, right?

Molde look to be the most attacking team in the first 45 minutes (1.41xG) while Vålerenga find their rhythm later on, their xG for the 2nd Half is way ahead of everyone else at 1.57. Their delta (difference between 1st and 2nd half xG) is almost 1 (0.89) which shows us just how much they go up another gear later in games. Versus Brann (A) and Kristiansund (H), they were only able to manage 0.44 and 0.47 xG in the first half, but in the 2nd this increased to 1.21 and 2.42 respectively. 

Kristiansund looked poor in the opener against Molde, a bit better in their 2nd match versus Glimt and somehow they were able to see off Vålerenga in their third, despite only having 26% possession and a total xG of 1.45. This was a classic case of the better team not taking their chances (as perfectly expressed through Dønnum squandering his chance from the spot) and the poorer team getting more than they deserved. 

  • Most Impressive: Vålerenga – highest xG, look lively throughout the entire 90 minutes – expect goals
  • Least Impressive: Brann – just look at those stats – where are the goals coming from?
Chances/Big Chances

Reigning champions Bodø/Glimt have created on average 12.33 chances per game so far, slightly ahead of Vålerenga (12) and Rosenborg (11.33). Incredibly Molde have created the fewest chances – 8.33 – but 24% of those chances have been ‘big chances.’ Quality over quantity, plain and simple. Vålerenga are also creating 2 BCC per game while just 8.11% of Glimt’s chances have been BCs. For a team like Rosenborg to not even be averaging 1 BCC a game is worrying. They have the same average BCC/game as Tromsø, Kristiansund and Viking but their % BCC is lower than all of them. Should we be giving the biggest club in Norwegian footballing history a wide berth for now or will they buck the trend in their coming fixtures? After their home game with Brann on Thursday they face Molde at the Lerkendal but then have kinder fixtures in Sandefjord (A), Stabæk (H) and Strømsgodset (A) – so perhaps all is not lost quite yet.

  • Most Impressive: Vålerenga and Molde – both averaging 2 BCC/game and have high % BCC
  • Least Impressive: Brann – 0.33 BCC and 3.7% of their chances have been BCC – zero creativity
Shots

There’s not much daylight between any of the sides when it comes to shots but Vålerenga do lead the way with 15.67 – 2.67 more than the next best side which just happens to be…Brann! So this is interesting, right? Expected goals and chances/big chances are low yet shots are relatively high… 

Again, sometimes less is more. Molde may have produced just 12 shots on average every game, but 58.46% of them – or 6.33 – have been on target. That’s better than any other team by almost 20%. They are not messing around. And neither are Vålerenga, with almost a third of their attempted shots on target. The utterly ridiculous statistic is that 83% of their shots (13/15.67) have been inside the area. 83%. If they can average anywhere near that number of attempts in dangerous areas, they are in for a good season.

I know, I know – it’s early days and we can’t invest too much in such a small, incomplete pool of data, but this does give us some idea as to how these teams have been approaching their games and how well they’ve been performing. 

Context is of course helpful and welcomed wherever it can be applied and in the case of Tromsø, I feel it’s most certainly needed. They are the worst-performing team for shots across the board but have played Glimt, Molde and Viking. Incredibly they managed to score 4 goals in those three games even with such poor-looking stats – they overperformed. I actually think this is a very, very good sign. They scored 3 against Molde despite posting an xG figure of 0.89 and only recording 4 shots on target. If they’re able to eke chances out of almost thin air, that’s an encouraging sign for a newly promoted club – imagine what they can do when they start playing better.

Possession

Vålerenga (65), Glimt (57) and Molde (52) are the only teams to average more than 50% possession while Kristiansund (36.33) are the only side to average less than 40%. The difference column illustrates the average negative or positive difference/delta in possession. Vålerenga have looked so dominant and powerful in these opening games which is why the home loss to Kristiansund was even more of a shock. They outplayed them in every relevant metric but still couldn’t even salvage a point. 

The idea that anybody can beat anybody is part of what makes the Eliteserien a thoroughly entertaining league to watch and statistically interesting to analyse. For example, Vålerenga attempted 614 passes and complete 510 (83%) vs. Kristiansund. Their opponents? 134 accurate passes from 216 attempted (62%). They had better xG stats, created more chances, took more shots/on target, more shots inside the area and had almost three times the amount of possession – yet still lost. There is no other way I can compute that result as anything other than an anomaly which offers mental application as the key factor in determining the result. Nine times out of ten Vålerenga win that. 99 times out of 100. Surely, right?

We saw Bodø/Glimt dominate last season through keeping the ball and out-passing their opponents – is 2021 Vålerenga’s year?

  • Most Impressive: Vålerenga – come on, it’s obvious
  • Least Impressive: Kristiansund – Average possession = 36.33%. That’s not very good. At all.

CONCLUSION

Vålerenga and Molde are ticking all the right boxes while Glimt are making sure they’re doing what they need to do to stay at the top of the table. (Well, level on points anyway). Rosenborg look to be struggling creatively while Brann are in big trouble. 

Tromsø will be buoyed from turning up and grinding out a spirited display away to the champions, scoring 3 past (probably) the best team in the league (Molde) and beating the team that finished 6th last season. The main area of concern for the coaches will be to ensure the players are not shooting for the sake of shooting – they have not created many clear cut, decent chances as their goals scored would suggest and going forward this will surely see the goals dry up unless they adopt a different approach.

Kristiansund have looked poor. In all three games despite beating Vålerenga. They have been routinely beaten in every meaningful statistic and will continue to be easily beaten unless they can hold onto the ball a bit more. Vålerenga lost that game – Kristiansund didn’t win it. Don’t get me wrong, they secured the 3 points and fair play to them, but if anyone thinks they can play like that on a regular basis and get away with it – they’re going to be disappointed.

After just 3 games and with a small pool of data, we have in fact been able to identify areas of strength and concern in all teams, despite it not being as conclusive as it could be. Due to Vålerenga’s 2nd half xG being so much higher than their 1st half xG, does that not suggest attacking substitutions like Osame Sahraoui (8.0mNOK), Tobias Christensen (6.9mNOK) and Henrik Udahl (8.4mNOK) could become more viable Fantasy assets, even if they aren’t guaranteed starters? 

I don’t think Glimt will retain the title and I don’t think they’ll score anywhere near 103 goals, but they seem consistent, reliable and professional in their approach – for me it seems almost a given that we should have at least 2 if not 3 of their players in our team at all times. They will get the job done and even though I think Molde will have too much for them, they will be at their heels for the entire campaign.

I would love to have a team full of Molde players, but the issue is… rotation. They are Norway’s answer to Manchester City. They have such depth for pretty much every position as we saw with Birk Risa (6.0mNOK) missing out vs. Brann. Ohikhuaeme Omoijuanfo (11.6mNOK) has gone from scoring 0pts in R1 to producing 11pts and 15pts in the following gameweeks. He does blow hot and cold and he’s not guaranteed to keep his place but right now he’s looking good for the money and with Molde being as clinical as they are, there’s a good chance this guy could be worth the risk.

  • Vålerenga and Molde = Exceptional
  • Bodø/Glimt = Very good
  • Kristiansund = Overperformed in last game – well beat in other two
  • Viking and Tromsø = Better than Rosenborg at the moment…
  • Rosenborg = Suffering from a creative block of some sorts
  • Brann = Might as well move to the OBOS now

ReindeerHotdog ESF: https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/entry/12433/event/17 Follow me on Twitter: @ReindeerHotdog”

162 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Oooh - Mjondalen think they have taken a shock lead - but the goal is disallowed...
    Valerenga clean sheet remains intact for just now...

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Goal!
    Viking take the lead against Lillestrom
    0-1

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Tripic gives Viking the lead

      1. Ramboros
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Fridjonsson seems to get a Delap assist.

      2. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Fridjonsson with the assist

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Another disallowed goal...
    This time for Tromso
    Sandefjord still 1-0 up

  4. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    KBK take the lead against Stromsgodset
    1-0

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Mr Bendik Bye on the scoresheet

  5. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Brochmann has missed a penalty for Mjondalen - disaster for any nostalgic owners

  6. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    It's 2 goals for Viking
    and it's 2 goals for Sandefjord as well!!

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Vikstoel gets the 2nd for Viking

      1. Ramboros
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Fridjonsson with another assist from a throw-in.

      2. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Fridjonsson gets his 2nd assist

    2. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Jonsson doubles Sandefjord's lead

  7. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Rosenborg
    1 Andre Hansen
    2 Erlend Dahl Reitan
    16 Even Hovland
    25 Carl Adam Andersson
    26 Besim Serbecic
    4 Vebjørn Alvestad Hoff
    5 Per Ciljan SkjelbredKAPTEIN
    20 Edvard Sandvik Tagseth
    10 Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro
    11 Carl Johan Holse Justesen
    18 Kristoffer Zachariassen

    Molde
    1 Andreas Christopher Linde
    2 Martin Bjørnbak
    6 Stian Rode Gregersen
    14 Erling Knudtzon
    28 Kristoffer Haugen
    7 Magnus Wolff EikremKAPTEIN
    16 Etzaz Muzafar Hussain
    17 Fredrik Aursnes
    9 Ohikhuaeme Anthony Omoijuanfo
    22 Ola Brynhildsen
    23 Eirik Ulland Andersen

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Ohi and Brynhildsen both fit to start for Molde

    2. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Risa on the bench again for Molde

      1. Eytexi
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Shame but far from devastating - glad I sold Hestad.

  8. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Sampsted on for Konradsen at HT

  9. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Tromso pull 1 back - but still trail 1-2

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Mikkelsen in the 50th minute

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Looks such a good player. Decided he'd be coming in on my WC - glad he's getting some returns!

  10. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Anybody actually got any points?

    Well, those of you Fridjonsson will I suppose!

    Slow start again for me. Boo.

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Bit like gameweek 38 in FPL!

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Agree, got 39 points

  11. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    This won't help Reindeerhotdog happiness...
    Mjondalen have now taken the lead against Valerenga
    1-0

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Ovenstad that takes away the Valerenga clean sheet...

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      My biggest fear was the blanks at the start of the season negatively influencing the following rounds - that's exactly what's happened.

      Because we've been dealing with an incomplete data pool it's proved to be a bit troublesome to fully appreciate the fixtures.

      Hopefully after the Euro's we can get a bit more consistency. Will be interesting to see Vålerengas stats for this game.

  12. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Fet hits the bar...

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Then immediately subbed for Hagen

      1. Eytexi
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        On 59 minutes, 56 seconds

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Hahaha. This game week just gets better and better.

      2. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Brilliant! At least I have him for the next game I suppose..

  13. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Bodo/Glimt take the lead!
    Finally...

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      It's Mister Lover Man in the Stands favourite - Patrick Berg xx

      1. Eytexi
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 25 days ago

        Bjorkan A

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 25 days ago

          Finally some good news - but everyone as him!

          1. Eytexi
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 25 days ago

            Should be getting bonus too. Have been watching in full & so far I'd give it: Khaykin (3), Bjorkan (2), Berg (1).

  14. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Just saw the Fet news...
    Excellent - I have him and also Vevatne subbed off at half time with clean sheet still intact...
    Nice to see ya - to see ya...

  15. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Solbakken subbed for Vetlesen

  16. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Brann 1-1 Glimt (Bamba).

    It's been coming, to be fair.

  17. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Botheim G at the death.

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      SORLI A

  18. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Oh well Vevatne half time sub not the end of the world
    Viking lose theor clean sheet in the 90th minute

  19. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Donnum booked in the 94th minute... I'm not laughing.

  20. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    best defender for 4.5 ???

    1. ffs casual
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      There probably aren't any. Ruben Kristiansen may be an option. Brann look much improved over the last two games and they won't play a top team until GW24 having played them in their opening games. Coly could be an alternative for KBK.

      Tromso and Lillestrom don't look like keeping clean sheets, not that many teams do. Both Mjondalen and Stabaek play 3-4 top teams in their next few matches so expect them to ship goals.

  21. SUNFLOWER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Fet captain was a disaster (what could have been if his shot had gone in!) but luckily Donnum hasn't punished me either

  22. ReindeerHotdog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 25 days ago

    This is actually getting scary not owning Ohi.

    1. troux
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      What do you think about Berisha > Ohi this GW? I'd have to take a hit to facilitate it, but on paper it seems that Berisha has the nicer fixture which is why I'm not too sure.

      Berisha has had 5 shots in 4 games with one Goal scored. Ohi has 5 goals from 8 shots total, and Botheim has 4 goals from 6 shots total. Dønnum has 2 goals from 20 shots total! Shows the quality of chances that Ohi & Botheim are getting and the quality of them as players that they’re finishing those chances.

  23. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Zacha G, Reitan A fixes everything!

  24. Eytexi
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 25 days ago

    Hestad with a brace off the bench sums up this GW. Hestad to Fet really hurts.

    1. Eytexi
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Hestad G & A*

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 25 days ago

      Genuinely think it was a good move.

      These last two GWs have been ridiculous.

      Not sure how much I've done wrong. Meh.

      1. Eytexi
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Agree. I'd do it again. Disappointing start but early days. After the 5pm kickoffs, my nation/overall leagues had red arrows but all my others had greens. Shows how many casual or non template players are ahead of us and, sooner or later, will be swamped.

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 24 days ago

          I literally had this conversation with my dad.

          I was like, I'm using a lot of statistical analysis to understand the league and the players but only 2/4 of the GWs have returned some decent scores. But logically that has to be the better way to approach and eventually - over the course of another 26 GWs - that will surely be evident.

          It's about patience at this point more than anything.

          It's hard to not be frustrated but it's also hard to identify exactly what has been approached incorrectly/irrationally.

          Something to write about at least, I suppose!

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Could everyone on my team pick up a yellow card please? Messrs. Botheim, Donnum, Bell, Klaesson, Totland, Hussain. I thank you.

      Is that a record?

  25. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Hello everyone ... awful start to the season for me, chucked a team together and even managed to select a first eleven starter for me that didn't have a game for the first two weeks lol 😉

    Hope you are all doing well

    1. ffs casual
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      You're not alone in having a bad start. Not even in the top 20k here and wildcard already played. Still, onwards and upwards. Might break into the top 20k after Thursday evening.

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't worry about it too much - I genuinely think we've been a bit unlucky with the opening few weeks. The blanks haven't helped at all.

      The biggest winners are those who have backed Ohi and Fridjonsson from the start. Other than that, I'm not too sure how logically many of us will have gone wrong. I'm barely inside the top 5k right now (2 weeks above average, 2 weeks below) but there are some upcoming GWs that can make a huge difference.

      I'm actually looking forward to the 2 week break on the horizon - feels like a potentially good time to wildcard.

      Either way, I'm not too sure 4 mediocre rundes is enough for us to fret - got a long way to go and I think those people who have got by with maybe, 'iffy' calls will struggle more than those people who have been backing the more likely candidates but have yet to benefit.

      Berisha has got off to a poor start but he has 2 very nice fixtures to convince us to stick with him before we decide whether or not he gets the chance to face off with Valerenga or we jump ship.

      Give it some more time, digest some more data and go from there.

      No knee-jerking!

  26. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Have 2 FTs and thinking Risa and Berisha finally have to go, both expensive and not giving value for money.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Vevatne also one who doesn’t defend his spot in my team, but Think the rest is ok:

      Karlstrøm
      Bjørkan, Risa, Borchgrevink
      Aursnes, Taylor, Zachariassen, Dønnum
      Ebiye, Berisha, Botheim

      Subs: Trige, Vevatne, Næss, Jonassen

      1. Crocket22
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        I'm in the same boat as you Ramajama. I've two free transfers and both Risa and Berisha are going this afternoon. Looking at bringing in

        Botheim for Berisha

        risa for either bjornbak, reitan or Hovland

        Thoughts people any other decent defenders around the 6 million mark?

        Price rises got the better of me in FPL this year it isn't happening again. got a problem it gets addressed and quick!

      2. leo_messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        I did boring Risa -> Bjornbak last night with money itb to do Berisha -> Omoijuanfo somehow after next DGW...

        1. Crocket22
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 24 days ago

          bjornbak is a steady player gets the points and minutes. Is he secured on game time thou?

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 24 days ago

          Great moves

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 24 days ago

            To get Ohi for Berisha, I can only afford a 4.8 def, Which seems useless. Maby take out Risa this week for A 5.0 (Lode A good option for 4.9) and then do Vevatne to 4.5 and Berisha to Ohi next week.

            1. leo_messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 24 days ago

              I think its better to use RU for the dgw and bring ohi after that

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 24 days ago

                My thought too after checking options. Berisha at home against Mjøndalen could go well

  27. Bunk Moreland
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 23 days ago

    I have 2 FTs. My team is doing well but I have no playing bench basically, which I thought I might adress.

    Any chance that Wangberg will start games for Stabæk? I thought he would be a starter considering they paid 1 mnok for him, but so far its just a few minutes for him.

    If not, I think I will sell him to upgrade my bench. Maybe for Kristiansen, or a Sarpsborg defender?

  28. Crocket22
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on captain pick for the deadline? Im currently on Botheim, has the form and seems consistent.

    1. Badluck Jonathan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Zachariassen going to be the most popular choice this week. I don't see many reasons to go against that... he has the form and the fixture.

      Expect Botheim will score well too - he's my vc.

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Yup. No real reason to go against Zachariassen this week.

      He's looking fixture-proof and has a good fixture this week anyway.

      Will more than likely be my captain most weeks - looks like Donnum might get dropped from my team if his form continues, too.

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Ill go Zach. I like to go with guys that are in a purple patch and he scores pretty much every game these days and seems to be getting plenty of chances too.

      1. Crocket22
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers lads will prob captain zach with his form and popularity. Looking forward to the games later!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Good luck, great to have Eliteserien when fpl is on the beach 🙂

  29. Ben Phippen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Non-Zach owner here so I'm trying to decide between Sorli, Botheim or Ohi? Currently on Ohi with Sorli VC.

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Ohi definitely has the biggest ceiling out of those players.

      If I had an 11.7m striker playing for the best team in the league in my team he'd be captained most if not all weeks.

      Zachariassen is in great form and away to Sandefjord is a really good fixture. Ohi is certainly fixture proof but he's also his own worst enemy.

      Still, easy call for me - Ohi then Botheim then Sorli.

  30. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    I'm trying to decide on a replacement for EUA - Gjertsen and Fridjonsson the main targets.

    Read somewhere that Fridjonsson might play CDM this week due to injuries - which out of the two has looked most attacking so far?

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      I'm surprised how far forward Fridjonsson has been playing.

      Gjertsen is in my Scout Picks for this week (if they get posted) and is a player I'm looking to bring in next week..

      He's looked very good.

      1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for that, I get the feeling that Fridjonsson might have had one lucky haul and might regress to varying returns especially if he drops deeper.

        I like the look of stromsgodset fixtures too, especially with playing RU in GW7 but can't really decide which one to go for there. Friday might be a good shot but would need a hit for that move and would rather get some more data first.

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Stromsgodset have looked recent on paper but they've only played two games. I'm thinking they'll do better than I originally thought but it's still early days.

          Friday does have a lot of creativity behind him so if Stengel/Hove/Maigaard/Vilsvik find some form he could be a great shout.

          Gulliksen is one to watch, too. Young player with a lot of potential. Hopefully gets utilised a bit more going forward. Stats are pointing towards SIF looking very attacking, though.