Fantasy premier league match analysis for Saturday game week 18 – part 3 – Spurs v Stoke, Newcastle v QPR and Southampton v Sunderland

Here’s the third part of the fantasy premier league analysis of Saturdays matches for game week 18 including  Spurs v Stoke, Newcastle v QPR and Southampton V Sunderland

Spurs 0 Stoke 0

Stoke again show their ability to keep clean sheets home or away and despite the opposition and Spurs revert to type at home struggling to score.  A 0-0 draw that was better entertainment that you would think and was notable for one amazing save from Begovic

defensive stats

Good defensive stats from both sides but Spurs were very strong.

player shooting stats

Only Bale showed anything on the shooting stat front.

Pen Box touches were   Adebayor, Bale and far back Defoe

Chances created

Dembele, then Bale, Sandro and Vertonghen

Most forward midfielders

Lennon and Etherington

performances by players owned by more than 10% of fantasy premier league teams

Bale – Looked like he had never been away.  Great stats and always looked a threat.

Defoe – He’s had 3 games with Adebayor since he’s been back and 2 have been unmitigated disasters in all respects.  Still good fixtures so I wouldn’t sell if you have him but if you don’t then Bale is your Spurs coverage

Shawcross /Begovic – the Stoke defence is performing to such an extent that they are no longer just a home rotation but a keeper home and away.  Great stats here considering the quality of the opposition

other players worth mentioning

 Caulker /Gallas /Naughton – No one wants to pay over £6m for a defender if you can help it but AVB gave no clues as to who is going to give you value in the Spurs defence as Gallas was left out.  You can scratch Naughton as BAE will come back when he’s match fit.  So who will partner Vertonghen in defence.  Who knows?


Newcastle 1 QPR 0

Ameobi comes off the bench with the help of a Marveaux assist to get the winner in this relegation fight.  Newcsatle totally deserved to win this and although QPR deserve some plaudits for grimly holding on against such a hopeless defence you have to worry for their survival

defensive stats

The Newcastle defence gave exceptional stats against a blunt QPR attack.  The transfer window can’t come soon enough for Harry.  QPR produce good defensive stats at home but this was another poor defensive performance away and its amazing Newcastle didn’t win more easily

player shooting stats

Ba again produced some monster stats but just couldn’t score.  Ameobi was the only other player worth mentioning

Pen Box touches were  Ba, Williamson Ameobi and Cisse

Chances created

Anita was miles ahead of anyone else.

Most forward midfielders

Anita and Jonas.  Taarabt

performances by players owned by more than 10% of fantasy premier league teams

Demba Ba – Last chance to show his worth before the fixtures take a nose dive.  Stats were good but no return

other players worth mentioning

Taarabt – Did nothing.  Home to WBA has to be his last game before home to Liverpool and being ditched by all fantasy premier league managers

Southampton 0 Sunderland 1

The statistically worst away defence produced a surprising clean sheet to ease the pressure on Martin O’Neill.  Fletcher again scored the winner and those holding Sessegnon after the 2 game week got a surprising and undeserved reward with the assist.

defensive stats

Fantastic defensive stats from Sunderland and pretty good also from Southampton

player shooting stats

Only Fletcher worth mentioning and for a change they were reasonably good underlying stats.

Pen Box touches were  Lambert followed by Fletcher and Yoshida

Chances created

Lambert, Mayuka and A Johnson

Most forward midfielders

Mayuka and Sessegnon

performances by players owned by more than 10% of fantasy premier league teams

No one is owned by more than 10% of fantasy premier league managers

Performances by other players worth mentioning

Puncheon – Uncharacteristically quiet.  After Fulham away the fixtures are horrible starting with Stoke away

Lambert – Quiet on the shooting front but did create chances.  As for Puncheon on the fixtures.

Sessegnon – Thats 2 assists in a row although its fair to say in stats terms he did absolutely nothing to warrant it.

Fletcher – Surprisingly played and for once had good stats.  Unfortunately its Man City and Spurs at home followed by Liverpool away.  What ever you do don’t buy him and if you own him sell quick

Fantasy premier league match analysis for Saturday game week 18 – part 2 – WBA v Norwich and Liverpool v Fulham

December 23, 2012

Fantasy premier league match analysis for Sunday game week 18 – Swansea City v Man Utd and Chelsea v Aston Villa

December 24, 2012


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