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26 Dec.

GW16 Top Five Key Players

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

Caveat- This blog was written prior to the matches on 26/12/2020 and 27/12/2020

Headliner – Harry Kane (FUL)

Kane has notched two goals and two assists over the last six gameweeks, accumulating 31 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points at an average of 5.2 points per game (PPG) as per our Fix Heatmaps feature. Only Firmino (17), Vardy, Benteke (both 19) and Bamford (23) have taken more shots amongst forwards than Kane’s 16 over that period, while he has also created five chances. Spurs have scored six goals in as many matches, creating nine ‘big chances’ and landing 17 shots on target (SoT). Fulham have conceded eight goals over their last six matches, keeping just one clean sheet. Only Sheff. Utd (31), Burnley (32), West Ham (33), West Brom (41) and Leeds (46) have allowed opponents more SoT than their 30 while only West Ham (17), Sheff. Utd, West Brom (both 18) and Leeds (22) have allowed opponents more ‘big chances’ than the Cottagers’ 15. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.7 for Kane.

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Mohamed Salah (new)

No player has scored more goals than Salah (five) over the last six gameweeks, and as the Stats Sandbox shows, the Egyptian also tops the table for SoT (10) despite missing one game due to illness. Liverpool are top for goals scored (18) and SoT (43) while only Man. City (18), Chelsea (20) and Man. Utd (23) have created more ‘big chances’ than their 17. Newcastle have conceded nine goals over the last six gameweeks, keeping just one clean sheet. They are ranked seventh-worst for shots (75) over that period, despite playing one game fewer. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.9 for the Egyptian.

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Chris Wood (SHU)

Wood has found the back of the net twice over the last six gameweeks, only Abraham, Vardy, Benteke, Calvert-Lewin (all three) and Firmino (four) have been more prolific. No forward has been afforded more ‘big chances’ than the Kiwi (seven) over that period. Only Benteke, Firmino (both nine), Richarlison, Bamford and Calvert-Lewin (all 10) have landed more SoT than his eight. Burnley have the best fixtures over the next two weeks as per our Fixture Analyzer. The Clarets have scored five goals over the last six gameweeks, landing 18 SoT and creating eight ‘big chances’. Sheff. Utd have conceded 11 goals over the last six gameweeks, only West Brom (12), Palace and Leeds (both 13) have shipped more. Meanwhile, Leeds (22) are the only team to have allowed opponents more 'big chances' than the Blades (18). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 4.4 for Wood.

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Patrick Bamford (wba)

Bamford has scored two goals over the last six gameweeks, no forward has taken more shots in the box (SiB) (21) over that period or landed more SoT (10). His total of six ‘big chances’ is bettered only by Wood and Calvert-Lewin (both seven). He is owned by 63% of the top 1000 as per our FPL Statistics feature. Leeds have scored 10 goals over the last six gameweeks a number that can only be beaten by Man. Utd (16) and Liverpool (18). They are top for shots (111) while only Liverpool and Man. Utd (both 43) have landed more SoT than their 34. West Brom have conceded twelve goals over the last six matches and no team has allowed opponents more shots than the Baggies (113). Leeds (46) are the one team to have conceded more SoT than their 41. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 4.8 for Bamford.

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Kurt Zouma (AVL)

No defender has scored more goals (four) than Zouma this season, the Frenchman’s total of 10 SiB is bettered only by Webster (11) and Maguire (16) while only Dallas (eight) has landed more SoT than his seven. Chelsea have conceded just four goals over the last six gameweeks and only Man. City and Liverpool (both three) have been more frugal. Their total of 31 SiB conceded can only be bettered by Man. City (26) and Villa (23). No team has allowed opponents fewer ‘big chances’ than their three. Villa have scored six goals in as many gameweeks and only Brighton, Burnley (both five), Sheff. Utd, West Brom (both four) and Arsenal (three) have scored fewer. The Midlands side are ranked ninth for ‘big chances (12) and eighth for SoT (28) over that period. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a 40% chance of a Chelsea clean sheet and a point score of 4.3 for Zouma. 

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