fantasy premier league GW28 review – ranking the underlying stats from GW28 


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW28 review article where we rank the underlying stats performance of players and teams from GW28 only. It’s a quick way to have a look at how one of your attacking players or defensive teams performed in the gameweek. We also highlight value players and out of position players from GW28. 

fantasy premier league GW28 review – ranking the underlying stats from GW28 

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I give some basic underlying stats for a number of attacking players from GW28 only. 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 match results from GW28 

Here’s the FPL results page so you have a little context to the information that follows.

fantasy premier league GW28 review

Attacking player underlying stats

So I’ve picked a number of FPL midfielders and forwards and converted their GW28 only 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.

Information is from the free sites understat and whoscored



fantasy premier league GW28 review

Defensive rankings

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 defencexG ConcededShots Against
West Ham0.8510
C Palace1.8724
Man Utd2.116

Team attacking rankings

The attacking teams are ranked by the highest expected goals ie the best attacking performances for the gameweek. I’ve also included shots information for more context.

Team attackxGshots
West Ham2.6914
C Palace2.1712
Man Utd1.1314


A few value players in GW28

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.

£4.8m GK Cabballero and 4.3m Def Tomori started for Chelsea.  Whether Caballero can hold off Kepa remains to be seen.  I’m sceptical Tomori can hold his place.

£4.3m Newcastle CDM Hayden returned to the starting lineup.  A lot of competition in the CM roles so may not mean anything

£4.0m West Ham RB Jeremy Ngakia started his 2nd consecutive match.  Fredericks is out for a while so the competition is Zabaleta

£4.4 Holgate offers value in the Everton defence.  Shame they can’t keep a clean sheet

£4.3m Man Utd forward Greenwood started his 2nd consecutive match in a more 4-3-1-2 formation.  Questionable whether it lasts

£4.2m Spurs GK Gazzaniga started although it seems Lloris’s injury isn’t serious

£4.6m Southampton forward Long continues to start

A few players of positional interest

Richarlison continues as a striker in 4-4-2 although an FPL midfielder

Doucoure continues as a CAM for Watford

£5.3m Newcastle def Ritchie played as a midfielder

£5.8m Newcastle mid Almiron played as a strike partner for Gayle while FPL forward Joelinton played as an LM

£8.3m Man Utd mid Fernandes played as a CAM.

Spurs without Harry Kane and Son have no strikers.  It seems the most advanced players in terms of average position were Moura and Bergwijn

Southampton mid Ward Prowse played RB despite Walker Peters and Valery apparently fit

Some lineup notables

Liverpools Gomez was injured and left out v Watford but seems to be fit for GW29

Vardy was injured for GW28 but again appears fit for GW29

Rico was benched for the 2nd week in a row

Ings was benched presumably to try and pro actively avoid injury through fatigue

Saint Maximin was a sub

Brandon Williams continues to be a sub

Rudiger for Chelsea was a surprising sub.

Snodgrass and Anderson were benched for West Ham

Deulofeu came off v Liverpool with an injury and looks out for the season

Dendoncker was a sub v Spurs

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