12 Oct. 2017

GW8 Top Five Key Players

The Oxford dictionary does not contain enough superlatives to describe Harry Kane’s (12.8) talent. The 24-year-old is truly cementing his place among world football’s elite. Further recognition of his ability came in the form of a nomination for the Ballon d'Or this week, but being the consummate professional he is, this praise will not go to his head. Business as usual for the Spurs’ man. Kane, has had an average of 6.3 shots per game so far this season, and with Bournemouth conceding 14.3 shots per game, it looks ominous for the Cherries.

28 Sept. 2017

GW7 Top Five Key Players

Lukaku (11.7), the Belgium powerhouse, has now scored 10 goals and assisted one in all competitions (nine games), so far this season. He is a young man, in fine fettle. The Man. United front man has had the joint most shots on target (14), which is only rivaled by Salah (9.2). He has also attempted more assists with 10, than Kane (12.5), Lacazette (10.3), and Morata (10.3) who have seven, six and six respectively.

21 Sept. 2017

GW6 Top Five Key Players

Since the days of Shearer, Henry and Ronaldo we have only been presented with one Fantasy Premier League (FPL) asset who has consistently performed at an elite standard for several seasons, that man is Agüero (11.6). His record is simply astonishing, having supplied attacking returns (goals/FPL assists) every 82 minutes. The Man. City forward has played 13,774 minutes of Premier League football scoring 127 goals, and assisting 41 for teammates.

14 Sept. 2017

GW5 Top Five Key Players

“It must be September” were the cries heard across social media after Kane (12.4) managed a monster double-digit haul of 13 points, away to Everton in gameweek four. For those that kept faith during a dire August period, it must have felt like just deserts. It was no secret that Kane’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) underlying numbers for August were absolutely astonishing, making it harder to fathom why he had not managed to find the back of the net. The Englishman averaged a whopping 8 shots a game in the first three gameweeks, compared to Lukaku’s (11.7) 4.7. Kane has attempted 40% more shots than anyone else in the first four gameweeks with 28

GW4 Lukaku
7 Sept. 2017

GW4 Top Five Key Players

Lukaku (11.7) is the only Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Forward to have risen by £0.2m since the season begun. While other premium Forwards have been sold by FPL managers in their droves, Lukaku has risen due to being clinical, if nothing else. After all, Kane’s (12.4) stats are nothing short of extraordinary for a man that has zero goals to his name after three weeks. Kane’s impressive underlying numbers aside, Lukaku has averaged more shots (4.7), shots inside the box (3.7), as well as a higher score on FPL’s Bonus Point System (BPS) (26.7), when compared to four other heavy-hitting Forwards, in Morata (10.1), Jesus (10.4), Agüero (11.5) and Lacazette (10.4), which can be seen in our info-graphic below.

24 Aug. 2017

GW3 Top Five Key Players

Only Wayne Rooney (7.5) has earned more bonus points this season (with six) than this week’s headline pick, Eriksen (9.6), who has a mightily impressive five to his name. The next best is a cluster of players with a total of three. Eriksen has attempted five assists so far this season, which is more than Alli (9.5) and Mané (9.5) who have supplied three attempts each.

17 Aug. 2017

GW2 Top Five Key Players

Although the solitary point in gameweek one would suggest otherwise, Kane (12.5), was the most active of the power-four attackers (displayed in the infographic below), managing more shots (six), more shots inside the box (five), and joint most penalty area actions (dribbles or passes, in or out of the box) (two), when compared to Agüero (11.5), Lukaku (11.5) and Jesus (10.5).

18 May 2017

GW38 Top Five Key Players

Coutinho (8.5) looks back to his scintillating best, after taking a while to find his feet after a Malleolar injury side-lined him for seven games mid-season. It is now six goals and two assists in his last eight games, having only managed a solitary goal in his previous nine encounters.

4 May 2017

GW36 & GW37 Top Five Key Players

This time last year, Hazard (10.5), was receiving endless amounts of stick across sporting media for looking increasingly disinterested. Accusations were full-flow that the Belgium was even feigning injury, such was the despondency around Stamford Bridge. By golly, how a year can drastically change impressions. The hugely talented midfielder is now sitting on 15 goals and nine assists for the season, topping his previous best goal-tally of 14 in a Premier League season with four games to play.

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