Big Numbers

FPL Double Gameweek 20: The key player and team statistics

With three more Gameweeks’ worth of Premier League player and team data available to assess after the Boxing Day restart, it’s time to once again wheel out the Big Numbers article ahead of Double Gameweek 20.

If you’re new to the site, this article series looks at the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) statistics ahead of the upcoming Gameweek.

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33 goals conceded by Gavin Bazunu (£4.5m) this season, a whopping 11.3 more than what Opta deem he should have shipped (21.7) based on the quality of shots he has faced. Southampton, despite being bottom of the league, actually have the eighth-best expected goals conceded (xGC) average in the division in 2022/23.

337 baseline bonus points registered by David Raya (£4.6m) in 2022/23, the most of any goalkeeper. It’s not just saves that are boosting his bonus points potential (he has 21 save points this season, the highest in the league) but he also leads the way for recoveries, which covers things like crosses claimed and loose balls pounced on. Having relatively easy, score-boosting stops to make can be important for an FPL goalkeeper, and Raya has that perfect blend in west London: the Bees are 20th for shots on target allowed but joint-eighth for big chances conceded.

7 shots in the box attempted by Fabian Schar (£5.0m) since the restart, the most by any FPL defender and more even than the likes of Marcus Rashford (£7.0m) and Anthony Martial (£6.6m) have managed – albeit without scoring. Over the course of 2022/23, the Switzerland international is the leading Fantasy defender for both goal attempts (23) and big chances (four). Ironically, his only goal came from 25 yards out.

6 big chances created by Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) since play resumed in Gameweek 17. That’s a tally that only one other defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), has managed to beat in the whole of 2022/23, let alone the last three Gameweeks.

FPL Gameweek 10: Saturday’s goals, assists, bonus and statistics

98% of Premier League matches started by an available Joao Cancelo (£7.2m) between August 2021 and November 2022, with his only benching during that time coming in Gameweek 25 of last season when many other City regulars made way. Cancelo has played just 67 minutes since the post-World Cup restart.

14 penalty area touches in three Gameweeks recorded by Matt Doherty (£4.6m), the most by any FPL defender since Premier League football resumed in December. Only the aforementioned Schar beats him for shots in the box (six) in that time. It’s a Double Gameweek up next for Doherty and Spurs, although whether Antonio Conte’s semi-frequent rotation at wing-back deprives the Irishman of the chance to start two games is another question. A minutes-per-shot-in-the-box average of 61.1 is the best of any Fantasy defender this season (min. five appearances), to show what he can do when he is given the chance. Similarly…

239.4 minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) is Ivan Perisic‘s (£5.5m) defender-best average in 2022/23 (min. five apps). The problem, again, has been game-time guarantees: of the combined 29 appearances made by Doherty and Perisic this season, 11 of them have been as substitutes and only five have lasted 90 minutes.


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  1. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cancelo, Robbo. Mitro -> Shaw, Lewis, Kane for a -4?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yeees

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Is lewis nailed..?

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    For DGW & next few GWS which is better ?
    A- Martial
    B- Mbeumo

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      🙁

    2. Can’t beat em so&hell…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A for me

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thxx

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'd go B. Those Brentford fixtures look mint, and I had Martial for the last few games and he did eff all.

  3. Can’t beat em so&hell…
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Start one…

    A) Martinelli (tot)
    B) Bueno (WHU)
    C) Andreas (new)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. GoonerByron
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A easily

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

      1. Can’t beat em so&hell…
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks all - that’s pretty clear!

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    5. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    6. Amartey Partey
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

  4. FootballRookie
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Keep Mitrovic or transfer to Mbeumo?

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep

    2. BERGKOP
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep

  5. The Royal Robin
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Lewis or Bueno?

    1. Can’t beat em so&hell…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bueno - Lewis takes up a vital city slot.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I'm not sure that's an issue any more . . . but who knows if Lewis starts anything.

  6. GoonerByron
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Any advice on what to do with this team for the DGW? Not sure a City or Spurs defender is worth it, and don’t think I want to lose Saka or Martinelli before their own DGW…

    Kepa
    Shaw - Schar - Cucurella
    Rashford - Bruno - Saka - Martinelli
    Haaland (TC) - Kane - Darwin

    Ward - Pereira - White - Bueno

    1FT, 1.5 ITB

    1. MrJobby
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Cucu to trippier ?

      1. GoonerByron
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yep, could be worth it.. My big mistake on WC taking out Trippier!

  7. MrJobby
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Time to sell cancelo ? Double
    Up on Newcastle and save a
    Tonne of cash and maybe upgrade elsewhere

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes I'm going to do this.
      Only issue is Newcastle quite likely to blank in GW 25.

      1. MrJobby
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        5 games between now and then and 4 of those games look good on paper . Easilly transfer botman out for the blank if needed

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Depends how many Man Utd you have, most have 2 or some with 3 with Martial. If you had say Shaw, Trippier, Botman, Almiron, Rashford that is 5 blankers in GW25

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes to double Newcastle- anything could happen between now and week 25

    3. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yep

  8. Klopp's Kids
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which one?

    1. Keep Mount
    2. Mount>Zaha (-4)
    3. Mount>Mahrez (-4)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      3

    2. Pariße
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Just don’t keep

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep Mount for now, he may have a dgw next week.

      1. Klopp's Kids
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Would you transfer Mitrovic out for anyone then?

        1. The Mighty Hippo
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Possibly Martial, but not for a hit.

          1. Klopp's Kids
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            ok thanks everyone

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mahrez

  9. RWB_1991
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    If you’re doing Salah to KDB this week, are you intending to keep KDB for the duration (or switch back to Salah)?

    1. Can’t beat em so&hell…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably a keep

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If Liverpool get double in 21 will switch back to captain Salah

      1. RWB_1991
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Fair play, makes sense

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A Salah to Mahrez and Mitrovic to Kane ( -4)
    B Salah Mitrovic Cancelo to KDB Kane Lewis (-8) but need to do pre Kane price rise tonight
    C Cancelo Almiron to Botman Mahrez (-4)
    D Any better options I am missing

    Kepa
    Trippier Cancelo Shaw
    Salah Saka Rashford Almiron
    Haaland Darwin Mitrovic

    Ward Shaw Andreas Patterson

  11. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Worth bringing in kane and botman tonight to avoid 0.2 rise?

    Or wait till Friday?

    Mitro and cancelo out

    1. Can’t beat em so&hell…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If you’re convinced… Kane I’d get in now. Norman still cheap enough

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      In the same boat.
      Want to wait on news of potential Liverpool double and not 100% convinced in Kane for the double.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cos I have to ditch Darwin for Kane.

        1. Flynny
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Cheers
          I'm keeping darwin as likely to double soon

          Pretty set on my moves. So I'm diving in now. Good luck

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Good idea.
            Good luck

  12. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    with Man City now less likely to have more DGWs, does this elevate Haaland TC this DGW?

    also why are people bringing in Lewis, surely he is prime pep roulette??

    1. Klopp's Kids
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I would think so but don't think Man City are their best right now so I might save it

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No for TC ; fixtures aren't good, form is up in the air.

    3. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Half price roulette ticket

    4. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Makes DGW23 more appealing as they might find some form by then, and they’ll be less fixture congestion now they’re out of the Carabao Cup.

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cancelo > Stones for free?

    Y or N

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Unlikely until you hear Stones issue.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      How is Stones feeling?

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Umm whats the news with Stones?

      Have i missed some updated news on him?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          thanks for the link Dunas

  14. Klopp's Kids
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Start Ward or Kepa?

    1. Saka Punch
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      K

    2. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm going Kepa.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kepa

  15. Saka Punch
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cucu ->

    A) Lewis
    B) Botman

    Also have Kepa

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  16. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    So no pool double?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Could still be announced but increasingly unlikely

  17. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who is the Man City defender of choice after this evening? Gone back to Aké or Akanji?

    1. Shark Team
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes Im between these two as Im afraid Stones may not be fit. The fact that Ake is so good at LB and also can play as left footed CB when Laporte is out edges it for me. He also hit the post twice recently (vs Pool and Che)

  18. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which one scores more this gw?
    A) Robbo Martial
    or
    B) Shaw Darwin

    1. Can’t beat em so&hell…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B for me

    2. tutankamun
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  19. George James
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Kulusevski looking to be fit.

    Would you keep or sell?

    1. Majestic Chanka
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Keep in that case, might be brst spurs asset

  20. Majestic Chanka
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bench one

    A) Saka
    B) Martinelli
    C) Mitoma

    1. Norco
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That's a tough one. Probably Saka.

  21. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is Andreas to Casemiro for -4?
    Will only have 4 DGW players with my 2fts.
    Kane, Halland, Shaw and Rash.

    1. FCHaalandaise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nah. Stick with 4

  22. FCHaalandaise
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Gtg with this lot? 2 frees used.

    Pope
    Trippier Shaw* Akanji*
    KDB* Bruno* Rash* Almiron Martinelli
    Kane* Haaland*(C)

    Ward Ferguson Bueno Patterson

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

  23. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which is the best ?
    A- Mee Mitro
    B- Cucu (Martial or Mbeumo)

  24. Letsgo!
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Rash is a better captain choice for gw20 isnt it?

  25. KeanosMagic
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Was hoping of news of dgw 21 before any price changes. As this hasn't materialised, gamble on Kane, or stick with Salah?

  26. Muscout
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Mitro to Martial
    B) R.James to Perisic
    C) Mount to Mahrez

    Kepa
    Shaw Trip Bueno
    KDB Rash Martinelli Mount
    Haaland Kane Mitro

    Ward Andreas R.James Patterson

  27. The Wheeler Dealer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    best cancelo replacement under £5.3m who isnt shaw or botman?

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Aké or Akanji?

  28. MrJobby
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cancelo is literally doing my head in
    I’ve got a fear if I sell he’ll end up play the dgw and scoring 15 points in each game
    Or if I leave him in team he’ll get two 1 pointers . Most of my Ml have taken him out already so I suppose at the end of the day he’s not a factor in my league so based on form it’s probably time to bin him

  29. Taegugk Warrior
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bring kulu or mahrez

    1. The Wheeler Dealer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      mahrez

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mahrez

  30. NATSTER
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best Short-term punt within 7.5m?

    A. Mahrez .. triple MCI attacks with Haaland & KDB
    B. Antony .. double MUN attacks with Rashford
    C. Zaha
    D. Odegaard .. double ARS arracks with Marti

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

      1. NATSTER
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Just pep rotation keep me doubt

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I actually think Antony could be great option and then easy move to Ødegaard for example

      1. NATSTER
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That’s my thought too. Easier fixtures and more nailed.

    3. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      All you can do is buy a lottery ticket and try and not be too disappointed when pep inevitably disappoints.

      You never know though, mahrez could be the jackpot this week!

      Other main benefit is that it is a very flexible price point. Can always get cheap arsenal attacher or easy root to a Saka 🙂

      1. NATSTER
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Their recent form is not impressed. I can see Pep try to score and shut it down.

        1. Subzero (-4)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          That’s your answer then. If that’s what you feel will happen then stay clear of city