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FPL Gameweek 36 preview: Key player and team stats

It’s a Double Gameweek 36 special of Big Numbers as we look at the key player and team statistics ahead of Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

These are a cherry-picked selection of Opta stats from our Premium Members’ Area, with the focus on the dozen clubs who play twice in the upcoming Gameweek.

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+9.20 expected goals prevented (xGP) by Jose Sa (£5.3m) in 2021/22, by a country mile the highest figure among Premier League goalkeepers. David de Gea (£5.1m) and Ederson (£6.1m) are next best on +1.70. The figure suggests that Wolverhampton Wanderers’ healthy clean sheet count has arrived more by luck than judgment, or rather the heroics of Sa between the sticks. As we discuss further down this article, those ‘xG’ figures do occasionally catch up with Wolves.

0.63 big chances created per 90 minutes by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.4m) in 2021/22, the best rate of any player with significant game-time – regardless of position – in the Premier League. Only two assists have arrived for the right-back since Gameweek 23 but the rate of big chance creation has stayed pretty constant at 0.60 in that time, so the statistics would suggest he’s been a tad unfortunate. Andrew Robertson (£7.3m) has outscored his teammate by 94 FPL points to 60 over this period but again, the expected goal involvement (xGI) figures imply that Alexander-Arnold has still been the more threatening:

19 starts made by Joel Matip (£5.2m) since his last Premier League benching. The Cameroonian stopper was absent in Gameweeks 21 and 28 but was ill on both occasions, so he last was among the substitutes all the way back in November. The centre-half’s breathers have instead been coming in the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup, and true to form, Jurgen Klopp again named Matip as a substitute in the midweek win in Villarreal.

14 shots in the box attempted by Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) over his last six appearances – that’s one more than Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) has registered over the same period. Alonso’s total of 15 chances created in his last half-dozen outings is also inferior to just two Premier League players, regardless of position. It’ll be rotation risk around the FA Cup final, rather than the eye-popping underlying stats, which will be the main downside to Alonso and other Chelsea assets in Gameweek 36.


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915 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    BOTTLEJOBS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Takes one to know one!

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Spot on

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Haha nice

  2. BUZZBOMB
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Rodders has turned up the crowd volume. What an impact sub Grealish has been.

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish for 100m turned out to be only good for Villa it seems.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Judge him next season.

  3. putana
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    City took off all their best players lol. Madrid win this

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ederson,Foden, Cancelo et al are saying ''hi''

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      LOL
      KDB Mahrez & Jesus

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    This is carnage.

  5. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Foooden !!!

  6. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    One of the craziest semi-final ties I've ever seen.

  7. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    UCL!!!

  8. The_FF_King
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What is this absolute madness?

  9. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    good news for KDB owners if this goes extra time and get knocked out............

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Even if he has a knock?

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Unless he's injured

    3. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He looked off the pace tonight though

  10. shredder
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Evening all,
    Looking for a bit of advice please. In a weird situation where I have Bench boost, Wildcard and free hit available. Chasing 30 points in my league.

    Original plan was Wildcard 36, Free Hit 37, bench boost 38 but still not sure. What ye reckon?
    Current squad below with 2 free transfers available
    Cheers

    Foster, Bachman
    Van Djik -Laporte - White - Williams - Schar
    KDB - Salah - Kulu - Coutinho - Odegaard
    Kane - Pukki - Broja

    1. Ted Bovis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not now!

      1. shredder
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Fair enough

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would do WC36, FH37, BB38.

      Ignore that team. Start fresh.
      Have fun.

      1. shredder
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers, that's the way I'm thinking too

    3. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Deffo wildcard 36, FH37, bb 38. Fh37 you can load up with Villa Everton. Some teams with decent fixtures 36 and 38. City liv che ars

      1. shredder
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Exactly what I was thinking. cheers

  11. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    With KdB playing 70 instead of *cough* 12 *cough* here is my GW36 team

    Ramsdale
    Laporte, Amartey, James, Cash
    KdB, Son, Ramsey, Mount, MADdison (C)!!!
    Kane

    Allons-y!!!!!

  12. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    This is why you never leave games early, even if your team is losing.

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pep not so magic after all...
    How have they let this slip 😆

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      The thing is that’s what happens when you put the ball in the box, can’t believe it took 90 mins to put in those balls

  14. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is there an extra sub in ET?

    1. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah extra sub extra time

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So Mahrez Jesus Sterling front 3 in the PL maybe?

    1. Gunnerssss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hopefully. I am thinking to sell sterling for kdb but thinking otherwise now

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez starting back to back games? This is against Pep's law.

  16. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Absolutely ridiculous

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    City taken off kdb jesus and mahrez

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Don't worry Bemba they have Grealish out there.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Grealish looked dangerous to be fair.

        Can't blame Pep too much... Can't have expected to let in 2 goals in 2 mins lol.

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Who?

    2. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      They took KDB so they can score themselves. Otherwise would have been 2-0 to Madrid.

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Resting them for the DGW. Good man.

  18. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pep is absolutely fuming 😆

  19. Wild Card this!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pep fault this

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not really, the game is in the bag and they switch off on 90 minutes

  20. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    WHAT A GAME OF FOOTBALL!!!!

  21. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    City got no chance with Foden and Grealish out there. Not good enough.

  22. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is Jesus back on the radar?!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes mate, for 3-4 weeks now

    2. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, I think he starts this weekend.

      Foden has to miss out, surely?

  23. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Extra time, might have to cancel any plans for bringing in Foden now.

    1. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      For sure. Holding off foden, prob go maddison instead

  24. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Time for Sterling?

  25. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Brilliant drama.

    Loving it.

    Would you rather Grealish or Kevin on the pitch now?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is that a trick question?

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Depends if youre a Madrid fan or a City fan

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Exactly

  26. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Real Madrid are like Doomsday- they’re unkiillable

  27. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Beg it goes to pens!

    Do away goals count in extra time?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      no away goals anymore.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Much better now

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ok thanks both

  28. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    This is futbol

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What on earth.

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Absolute scenes