fantasy premier league players – each teams top Points Per Match player – Part 6


Here is our fantasy premier league players article where we concentrate on each teams top PPM player and give our view on their future prospects.  I also say how the individual player performed in the FFGeek team.  This article focuses on Newcastle and Norwich

fantasy premier league players – each teams top Points Per Match player – Part 6

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Newcastle – Jonjo Shelvey £4.9m

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Shelvey was joint equal with Dubravka at 4.1PPM.

The fact that Shelvey managed to conjure up 5 goals from 1.2 xG and the fact that he only took 4 out of 17 open play shots in the penalty area really says it all about his season.  The over performance of xG is in stark contrast to previous seasons where he under performed his xG in 4 of the 5 seasons and the last 3 seasons saw 3 goals in 4,400 minutes.

The fact that he’s the top PPM player is a pretty damning indictment on Joelinton, Saint-Maximin and Almiron.

Nothing else needed to say apart from the fact that I would be surprised if he is at the club if the proposed takeover goes through.

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There’s no way I’d ever have Shelvey in my team or anyone from the attack which is the worst in the league in xG terms.

I’m also very scetical about the defence which is massively over performing it’s xG against thanks to the GK bailing them out constantly.

The only player I’ve had has been the cheapie midfielder Hayden as my 5th FPL midfielder bench player.




Norwich – Teemu Pukki £6.5m

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After an impressive 29 goals in the Championship within an attacking team with a known weakness in defence Pukki handsomely rewarded the brave souls who put him in their FPL teams despite having Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City with 6 goals and 2 assists in his first 5 games.

However those who put him in after that titanic Man City performance were rewarded with 7 consecutive blanks including games against Villa, Bournemouth, Brighton and Watford.  He then finished the season with another 5 games without a return.

While everyone rightly thought Norwich couldn’t defend and were correct in that they have the 3rd worst xG against in the league in turns out they couldn’t attack either with the 3rd worst attack in the league.

Pukki was 12th in my forwards player rankings over the season when his underlying stats are converted to FPL points but declined to 16th in the last 10 gameweeks and 20th in the last 5.

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Pukki was a relatively successful player for me with 6 games in the team at an average of 5 PPM which is higher than his overall average of 4.1.  I feel grateful for those returns and unless the fixtures are grouped incredibly attractively I can’t see him in my team again.

I have had Cantwell in my team as a cheap midfielder but that’s it for Norwich.

 fixture ease schedule for attacking players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences for the remaining outstanding fixtures to the end of the season. Ignore GW36-38 and just look at them as a block for the end of the season which could quite frankly end up in any order

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A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams for the remaining outstanding fixtures to the end of the season. Ignore GW36-38 and just look at them as a block for the end of the season which could quite frankly end up in any order

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