Here’s our fantasy premier league GW7 review where we look for the players and teams with the best underlying stats from GW7. It’s an easy way to check on how one of your FPL team performed
Fantasy premier league GW7 review – the best underlying stats from GW7
This article includes the Cardiff Burnley game but not the Bournemouth Palace game. They are just for GW7 not cumulative.
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. I’ve also added a column where I have said yes or no to midfielders and forwards as to where I think their stats were adequate for their price.
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 GW7 fixtures so you can remind yourself who was playing if needed
Remember the stats are only for GW7 not cumulative. I intend to do this as my next article
Prices are as of Sunday. The stats are all from the excellent free site understat.com
You can access the spreadsheet which has all the images through this google spreadsheet
If you’re surprised at Cardiff being top it’s because Burnley only had 3 very low % shots and scored 2 goals.
Some points of interest around average position maps
I wont put a mass of maps up but here’s a few points of interest:
Martial played as Lukaku’s strike partner. I suspect he won’t be again in the near future
Yarmalenko again very advanced on the right
Elyounoussi was very advanced on the right
Pereyra practically made Watford a front 3 on the left.
Ramsey was very central and advanced.
Aubameyang despite notionally being stationed on the left ended up with a CF average position
Sigurdsson was practically a strike partner for Calvert Lewin
Both Richarlison and Walcott had very wide average positions
Moura and Son HM played in a pair behind Kane
Man City were in reality a front 3 of Sane Sterling with Aguero CF and the 2 Silva’s as CMs in front of Fernandinho
Maddison drifted in from the left to be more central with Chilwell taking up the flank position.
Liverpool were virtually a front 2 given Salah’s advanced position.
Chelsea played as a front 3
If you want to go back further you can see GW6’s here
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