Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW5 article where we give our forwards player rankings for GW5. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league forwards GW5 – player rankings for forwards
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Important note before going further
The first schedule ranks players by their NON penalty underlying stats converted to FPL points in GW1-4 to date. Those who have taken penalties have an * next to their name
That rank is compared to their 19/20 season rank.
This seasons PPMs are compared to last season.
Then there’s there fixture ease ranking and lastly their average minutes in the first 4 gameweeks
The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 and xA90 plus their value for money factor and their anytime goalscoring odds
Like the defender and midfield rankings I’m looking to make sense of the season start as far as I can and hope comparing the start of players season to the context of last season
Player values are as of Monday 12 October
The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-4
Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.
Ignore the numbering. Players have been removed due to injury, gametime risk or no longer in the league.
Making sense of the stats
Ideally you would want players with good value for money stats who have good fixtures and are showing that their current performance is close to last seasons in ranking terms. That lineup is fairly thin on the ground so here’s a few players to talk about. It is only 4 gameweeks though and I have found these short periods very unreliable.
Interestingly the guy who possibly comes the closest to meeting the criteria. Is good value for money with reasonable fxtures and definitely good non penalty underlying stats. Is the penalty taker too for that bonus
Making no bones about it Harry Kane was pretty ordinary for his price. This season apart from the Everton game he’s been sensational. There are only so many players at this price you can have. The fixtures are good and the form is great. The unknown is whether this is the real Harry Kane and not last seasons
Has been sensational this season and that was on the back of a pretty solid last season even allowing for the massive dip at the end. Can’t keep this rate up but still has a massive amount of regression available to still be productive at the price.
Who knows what he can do in the PL but the fixtures are good if you want to roll the dice. Was no where near Pukki stats in the Championship and look how that ended
Has a good set of fixtures and his xG even last year was nothing to write homw about. However he made up for that with creativity and assists. Something which is notably missing so far this season. That’s only 4 games and all previous seasons he’s managed good xA stats.
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks.