Fantasy premier league GW5 review – the best underlying stats from GW5


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW5 review where we look for the players with the best underlying stats from GW5.  I’ve done it before Mondays game to give me time for the other articles.   

Fantasy premier league GW5 review – the best underlying stats from GW5

The article is in 2 parts. We’ve started with the attacking stats for the players divided by position. Effectively we’ve taken their Non Penalty xG stats and their xA stats and converted them into FPL points and then ranked them. We don’t show the points but that’s how they’re ranked. It’s far more useful than just ranking them by NP xG and xA separately. I’ve tried to include who I think has the best stats plus added on some notable players that people will be interested to see how they performed. I haven’t attempted to rank every player.

This week I’ve also added in shots and key passes so you get a volume perspective as well as a quality perspective

The defender rankings are the tricky ones to take anything from as CBs will get the occasional tap in from set piece goal mouth scrambles which will have a high xG.  The players in this schedule are a selected bunch

The 2nd part is just the ranking of team defensive performance which is the rank by xG conceded. I’ve also included the GW5 fixtures so you can remind yourself who was playing if needed

Remember the stats are only for GW5 not cumulative. I haven’t done that yet as there’s not enough data to be meaningful. I’ll start around GW8

Prices are as of Monday.  The stats are all from

You can access the spreadsheet which has all the images through this google spreadsheet


 fantasy premier league GW5 review


 fantasy premier league GW5 review


 fantasy premier league GW5 review


 fantasy premier league GW5 review

Some points of interest around average position maps

I wont put a mass of maps up but here’s a few points of interest:

Moura playing as Kane’s striker partner

Maddison a CAM and Gray very advanced and straying in centrally

Fraser a very advanced LW

Hazard very advanced and central

Zaha played more like a LW in a 4-3-3

Aubameyang was a LAM in 4-2-3-1.

Ozil drifted in centrally and advanced pushing Ramsey left

Pogba played quite advanced making the supposed 4-3-3 into a 4-2-3-1

Pereyra played very high up on the left pretty much turning it into 3 up front

Moutinho got further forward then Neves

Costa was the most advanced Wolves player

Walcott was the most advanced of the 3 AMs

GW5 fixture reminder

 fantasy premier league GW5 review

Also see out fixture ease article

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