Here’s our Fantasy Football Tips 2021 article where we rank the FPL Forwards for GW8 and beyond. There’s stats and transfer suggestions for your FPL team
Fantasy Football Tips 2021 – Forward Player Rankings And Transfer Suggestions For GW8
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This article consists of a schedule ranking forwards based on their underlying stats over the first 7 games of the season. xG90 and xA90 are converted to FPL attacking points adjusted by their average minutes played.
There’s also their FPL points per match as well as their value for money rating. The higher the better. Above 10 is the gold standard
The rankings are purely mathematical and there is no adjustment for fixtures coming up. The attacking players fixture ease schedule is below
Their is a new stat based on the performances in each individual gameweek where they are rated good orbad in relation to their cost. The column “x Consist %” states the % of times in relation to their starts they were rated good in the first 6 gameweeks. Prices are as of 13 October.
The ranking schedule
As I said above the rankings are based on their 21/22 xG90 and xA90 converted to FPL attacking points adjusted by their average minutes played. There is no adjustment for fixtures upcoming
As it’s only 7 games data the rankings will be pretty volatile.
Transfer suggestions for GW8
Ideally I’ll be looking for players that have a good entry point fixture as well as a good overall fixture ranking in the upcoming 6 gameweeks plus represent overall value for money and consistency of performances
Brentford as an entry point has been tougher than expected and they currently have the 3rd best xG against in the league. However even if you accept this is a real position the fixtures afterwards in Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley couldn’t be better.
3 goals in 6 consecutive starts ( a feat in itself in Tuchel’s Chelsea) is a pretty ordinary start as is a 4.8 PPM. However he has been a bit unlucky with his finishing as we saw v Southampton and his team mates have unfortunately not finished off the chances he’s created either. In underlying stats he’s actually proving value for money. It will be interesting to see if he has any shout for penalty duties.
Rotation risk is the obvious negative. Also needs monitoring for fitness this week in the press conference
Terrible fixtures starting with a tricky trip to Everton. However the £8.0m West Ham forward has been playing like a £10m plus player
5 goals and 4 assists returning in 4 of the 6 games played is some record and he’s the top forward in Points per Match with 8.2.
All backed up by excellent underlying stats. Has a bit of a record of underperforming those underlying stats although so far this season he’s dead on matching them
Has Chelsea this week so one you could put off until next week when the fixtures turn for the better with a defensive stumbling Leicester followed by Burnley, Norwich and Newcastle.
So far it’s 2 goals and 2 assists returning a goal or an assist in 3 of his 7 matches which is ok for the price. The underlying stats show a really poor xG and really if it wasn’t for the 1 penalty he’s taken it would be downright terrible. However he is able to create chances for others and is doing so at a high level. That’s a useful string for an FPL striker to have.
It’s the sustainability that’s the question however after this week the fixtures couldn’t be much better
The fixtures are a little mixed but he does play 90 minutes every game and although his xG is poor he does have creativity in his locker as well as you saw from 2 assists in GW7.
At the moment that stellar 19/20 season of 17 goals and 7 assists looks way off as he was way under last season and this season.
However at his current price he’s pretty much providing value for money and his volume underlying stats are good. You have to believe that’ there’s some improvement to come after last seasons injury
He also needs monitoring regarding a return from the IB
The fixture Ease schedule
Here you can see each players upcoming fixtures over the next 6 gameweeks
Joseph Crilley’s transfer planner and points projection tool
The GW8 fixture Ease Schedule