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


Here is our fantasy premier league best PPM 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 Manchester City and Manchester Utd

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

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Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne £10.6m

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Players who mainly rely on assisting others are a difficult proposition in FPL and to be honest the 1 dimensional midfielder in this regard is less and less. In terms of the traditional top 6 Eriksen has now left Spurs and Ozil appears to be shadow of the player who got 19 assists in 15/16.  De Bruyne however remains such a player but remains a highly effective by his ability to add goals to his armoury as well as an insane number of assists.  He adds goals through his ability to shoot from outside the box with ruthless efficiency.   Interestingly though,  this season only 3 of his 8 goals were from outside the box.  That’s impressive since he’s notionally a number 8 in Peps 4-1-2-3 formation.  That goalscoring ability and number of assists is helped by his insane volume of shots and key passes per 90 minutes.

In FPL he leads all players in assists and only Salah, of those players with over 100o minutes, has a better PPM.

The fixtures as an entire group are excellent to the end of the season and Man City have an extra game in hand on most of the league.  De Bruyne is also template status in my 10 top FPL  Managers article.

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I had De Bruyne for 23 games at an average of 6.7 PPM which is just slightly under his PPM of 6.8.  He’s still in my team currently and I would be surprised if that changes for the rest of the season although that may depend on how the fixtures are grouped.

I’ve also had him as captain 4 times for a pretty uninspiring 8.5 points per game average.




Manchester United – Marcus Rashford £8.8m

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Fernandes has the top PPM but I have applied a 1,000 minutes threshold.  I have written a focus article on Fernandes though if you want to know more

On the face of it Rashford’s PPM looks incredible healthy at 6.1.  The only forward with a better PPM is Jamie Vardy.  However digging deeper 5 of the 14 goals are from penalties and when you strip out that from the xG you get the 0.47 that I have which is consistent with last seasons non penalty xG.  With Fernandes joining Manchester United it’s possible that Fernandes could become the designated penalty taker especially given that Rashford hasn’t been that reliable.

That makes a huge difference and instead of being the best forward over the season when converting his underlying stats to FPL points it would have made him the 8th best.

There’s also the fact that he plays as a left sided forward rather than a CF.  This is something that he prefers apparently.  Whether it is a limitation remains to be seen.

There is also a question of how fit he will be after his back injury and there is no current date as to when he can play again.

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Rashford is a player I haven’t had in my FPL team.  I have had Martial and now I have Fernandes mainly because of his template status.  United have a good set of overall fixtures to the end of the season and Fernandes does seem to have set piece responsibility as well as penalties if they stay with him on Rashford’s return.

So Fernandes for that reason is my choice for a United player.

A 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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Best fixtures until the end of the season attackers

Best fixtures to the end of the season defenders

Each teams top PPM player – Arsenal and Aston Villa

Each Teams top PPM player – Bournemouth and Brighton

Each teams top PPM player – Burnley and Chelsea

Each teams top PPM player – Palace and Everton

Each teams top PPM player – Leicester and Liverpool

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Disappointments – part 7

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Disappointments – part 3

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