fantasy premier league form – 4 attacking players who finished the season strongly


Here’s our fantasy premier league form article where we look at 4 attacking players who finished the season strongly and take a view on their prospects in any restart.

fantasy premier league form – 4 attacking players who finished the season strongly

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Methodology

So I looked for players who had strong points per game and consistency of returns over the last 10 and 5 game weeks.  These had to be backed up by underlying stats from my forward player rankings and midfield player rankings article.




The basic stats

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Mo Salah

The £12.7m Liverpool midfielder playing as a right sided forward in 4-3-3 was the top point scorer in FPL and the top FPL points per match player for those players with over 1,000 minutes under their belt.

He finished the season with 7 goals and 2 assists in the last 10 gameweeks where he played every game and only didn’t play 90 minutes once.  At a PPM over the 10 gameweeks of 7.2 is an excellent performance.

His consistency numbers were also good backed up by fantastic underlying stats where he was 2nd over the last 10 gameweeks and 4th over the last 5.

The Liverpool system where Alexander Arnold provides the attacking with allows him to drift inside to play as a virtual striker which greatly assists his returns.  As you would have seen in my shooting article no one in the Premier League shoots as much per game.  He also has the advantage of penalties when Milner is off the pitch.

He will be remembered by many FPL managers who triple captained him for 48 points in GW24.  In this form opposition are irrelevant it’s just what happens after Liverpool have wrapped up the league in terms of rotation and minutes per game.

Calvert Lewin

It’s hard to believe the £6.5m Everton forward only started 6 games up to GW13. He then became the number 1 striker often supported by Richarlison in a 4-4-2.  In the last 10 gameweeks he started every game playing 90 minutes in all but 2 of them with.  The last 7 gameweeks were exceptional with 5 goals and an assist returning in all but 2 of them. This was all backed up by very good underlying stats which saw him ranked 1st and 2nd among forwards in the last 10 and 5 gameweeks respectively.

In this form he represents amazing value and although the fixtures to the end of the season are mixed his form and 3 fixtures against relegation candidates Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth offer strong returns. The question will be about what Everton are playing for with little hope of European football and no danger of relegation.

Richarlison

The £8.3m midfielder pretty much ended up as Calvert Lewin’s strike partner in 4-4-2 over the last 10 gameweeks. Those 8 games in the last 10 gameweeks saw 4 goals and 2 assists.  This was backed up by excellent underlying stats with his ranking 3rd and 2nd over the last 10 and 5 gameweeks respectively.

Unfortunately in comparison to Calvert Lewin for Everton representation he looks quite expensive  which is his main drawback.  As I said for Calvert Lewin the fixtures are mixed.  The question again will be about what Everton are playing for with little hope of European football and no danger of relegation.




Ismaïla Sarr

The £6.4m Watford midfielder will always be remembered for his 2 goal 1 assist wonder performance where he ended Liverpools chance of an unbeaten season with a fantastic display where he consistently took advantage of Robertson being high up the pitch.

In 6 games and 1 as sub over the 10 gameweeks he scored 3 goals and 3 assists on the back of some excellent underlying stats.  Although his minutes were a bit mixed it seems hard not to see him as a 90 minute player for Watford in the future.

Watford’s fixtures are a bit mixed but there are some excellent fixtures.  Watford have every incentive with them being serious relegation candidates but the potential Covid related absence of captain Troy Deeney who is an excellent focal point of the attack and other players currently self isolating creates some doubts about the strength of their team to the end of the season.

The Fixture Ease schedule

Here’s a representation of the fixture ease schedule which shows the ease of each teams remaining fixtures.  It is out of date in the sense that the order is likely to now be from GW30 onwards and the ranking assumes home and away advantage with supporters in the ground.  However it does still give an indication of the fixture strength and gives you a visual representation of the remaining fixtures

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