FPL Gameweek 6 review – a look at the games and underlying stats from GW6 (Saturdays games)


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Here’s our FPL gameweek 6 review where we look back at each game in GW6. We look at the lineups, give some key team indicators and review FPL relevant player performances.

FPL Gameweek 6 review – a look at the games and underlying stats from GW6 (Saturdays games)

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Man City 8 Watford 0

Man City 28 shots xG 6.83 Watford 5 shots xG 0.34

FPL Gameweek 6 review

Lineups:  Zinchenko was dropped for Mendy and Sterling was on the bench with Mahrez coming in.  Mariappa replaced Kabasele

All the Man City attacking players had fantastic stats in what was probably the highest xG I’ve ever seen.  This shows it wasn’t just clinical finishing but an accumlation of chances.  Little more needs to be said apart from the fact that Aguero’s stats were incredible and he deserved so much more than a goal or assist.  A Bernardo Silva hat trick was also pretty unexpected.

De Bruyne and Mahrez were had the highest average position of mids.

Watford don’t really warrant a mention

Leicester 2 Spurs 1

Leicester 16 shots xG 1.21 Spurs 11 shots xG 1.23

FPL Gameweek 6 review

Lineups:  Leicester only had the 1 sitting midfielder in Ndidi which allowed Perez and Barnes to start.  Spurs saw Aurier get the RB spot 2nd week running.  Lamela held his place as Moura and Eriksen were on the bench with Alli not in the squad.  The preferred AMs are still hard to fathom.  Lloris was given leave for his wife giving birth to I think a son.

This was a game decided by VAR pretty much.  Maddison, Barnes and Vardy were the star performers.  Although each of them had volume rather than high probability shots.  Maddison was excellent and his dribbling gives a dangerous dimension to the Leicester attack.  His goal was a pretty good example of his shot probablity with the average of his 4 shots each having a 1 in 25 chance of scoring.  He said afterwards that he was the player that had the most shots in the PL without scoring before this game which given his penchant for shooting outside the box that stat is no surprise.  Maddison also finished the game with an injured ankle to be assessed.

For Spurs we saw the real Harry Kane with 6 shots and an xG of 0.73 rather than this imposter that has turned up in various games barely managing a shot.  Son was the only other performer of note with xG and xA of 0.42 and 0.57.

Son again played as a striker and was very advanced.  Aurier as well had a very high average position.

Everton 0 Sheffield United 2

Everton 16 shots xG 1.05 Sheffield 2 shots xG 0.52

FPL Gameweek 6 review

Lineup wise Iwobi was dropped and Bernard returned.  Kean took the CF spot.  For Sheffield Robinson came in for McGoldrick

I think this is what’s known as an old fashioned smash and grab although goal struggling Everton are probably one of the teams most likely to suffer one.  Kean with 5 shots and Richarlison were the only players to come out with any credit.  Sigurdsson created 4 low probability chances.

It was a 2 shot game for Sheffield United which says alot although Pickford’s performance for the first goal assisted them greatly.  FPL mid Robinson continues to play as a striker.

Richarlison was easily the most advanced midfielder for Everton.  It was also interesting that Everton were very right sided focused.




Burnley 2 Norwich 0

Burnley 13 shots xG 2.44 Norwich 11 shots xG 0.81

FPL Gameweek 6 review

Lineups:  No particular surprises in the Burnley team.  For Norwich injuries persist.  Amadou started instead of what I think was a fit Hanley.

A dominant game for Burnley as the xG suggests with the star performance coming from Wood.  Assisted by Dwight McNeil although it was 2 key passes only for the 1 assist.  Barnes had some volume but little in the way of high probability shots.

Pukki had an early 1 on 1 with the GK but apart from that it was 3 other low probablility shots.  Cantwell was disappointing.

Interesting that both sides favoured strongly attacking from their left.  The only non strikers to have high average positions were McNeil who stayed wide and Cantwell who drifted in centrally

Newcastle 0 Brighton 0

Newcastle  11 shots xG 0.82 Brighton 16 shots xG 1.21

Lineups.  No surprises of significance.  Maybe Manquillo in for Krafth was a surprise.  An injury hit Brighton side.  Of interest was £4.5m midfielder Alzate who appeared to start as an LWB but got very forward for that position. However how long he lasts with the injuries is questionable.

Shelvey and Joelinton provided the only real attacking output for Newcastle. Maupay, Gross and Propper were the best performers for Brighton

Both sides favoured the left for attacking.  The midfielders with high average positions were Almiron and Gross.   Motoya was the most advanced FB.

Southampton 1 Bournemouth 3

Southampton 11 shots xG 2.18 Bournemouth 6 shots xG 1.30

Lineups:  Nathan Redmond came into the side after injury and Ings continues on the bench.  Hassenhutl continues to tinker with the side.  For Bournemouth Fraser surprisingly started on the bench again with Solanke coming in and King playing on the left.  £4.1m Rico started with Kelly not yet fit and had decent set piece involvement.

A bizzare game where due to the 2 teams pressing so much,  the side without the ball always looked the most dangerous.  Ward Prowse scored the penalty which made up the main basis of his xG but spent the rest of the time shooting anytime the ball came anywhere near him to amass another 6 shots.  Most of which were very low probability shots.

No one had more than 1 shot or 1 key pass for Bournemouth.

Another game where both sides concentrated their attacks on the left side.  Boufal and Redmond had the highest average position of Mids for Southampton.  Similar to forward Che Adams’s.  Only Harry Wilson had anything like an advanced average position for Bournemouth with the front 3 forwards being the most advanced.  None of the FBs in the game particularly had a high average position.

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