Here’s a brief fantasy premier league GW16 review article where we rank the underlying stats performance of players and teams from GW16. It’s a quick way to have a look at how one of your attacking players or defensive teams performed.
fantasy premier league GW16 review – ranking the underlying stats from GW16
I’ve messed about with different ways of reviewing gameweeks and it’s hard to find a balance between providing too much irrelevant information for the sake of it and providing too little which doesn’t tell the full story.
So I’ve experimented this week with some basic underlying stats for a number of attacking players. I’ve also added teams defensive performances and highlighted a few value players and those playing in a more advanced position than their FPL classification
The results from GW16
Here’s the FPL results page so you have a little context to the information that follows;
Attacking player underlying stats
So I’ve picked a number of FPL midfielders and forwards and converted their expected goals and expected assist numbers into theoretical FPL attacking points and then ranked them from highest to lowest
There’s also the minutes played plus shots and key passes made. I don’t display the theoretical points the players are just ranked from them.
If you want to see their next fixtures go to our fixture ease article
The defensive teams are ranked by the lowest expected goals against ie the best defensive performances for the gameweek. I’ve also included shots conceded information for more context
|Team Defence||xG Against||Shots Against|
A few value players in GW16
These are players who are cheap in comparison to their team mates. That could because they are covering injuries or because they have unexpectedly got into the team for form reasons of themselves or negative form of a team mate.
Holgate – Everton defender £4.4m. Started the last 8 and made Duncan Ferguson’s 1st team selection.
Kelly – C Palace defender £4.3m. Was £4.1m not so long ago. With Ward injured at least until some time in January will probably get an extended run
Simpson – Bournemouth defender £3.9m – Came on for the hamstring injured Ake who has yet to be given a return date. Terrible defence and Francis could play there so only if desperate
Shane Long – Southampton forward £4.6m – Has started the last 2. The manager is pretty unpredictable though so could be taken out at anytime
Martinelli – Arsenal forward £4.5m – First start with Lacazette on the bench. Presumably a way of getting Aubameyang in as a CF. Difficult to know how long he will stay in the team if at all.
Martin – GK West Ham £4.0m – Originally 3rd choice but came in after Roberto’s poor form. Fabianski seems a few gameweeks away at least. You’d really have to have nothing else to do though with your team.
Out of position players
These are players who play in roles more advanced than their FPL classification. Eg midfield classification playing as strikers
Lundstram needs no introduction as defender playing as a midfielder
Richarlison £7.8m midfielder plays as Calvert Lewin’s strike partner in 4-4-2 in Ferguson’s first match in charge. Has played as a striker before for Everton.
Antonio £6.9m midfielder plays as a striker for West Ham. Expensive signing Haller was on the bench so again how long this last remains to be seen
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