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30 Dec.

GW17 Top Five Key Players

By Fantasy Football Fix ()

Caveat - This blog was written prior to the matches on 30/12/2020

Headliner – Harry Kane (LEE)

Only six forwards have scored more goals than Kane (two) over the last six gameweeks while only Vardy, Benteke (both 17), Watkins and Bamford (both 18) have taken more shots than his 16. His total of six shots on target (SoT) is bettered only by Wood, Benteke (both seven), Firmino and Bamford (both eight). As our FPL Statistics feature shows, Kane is owned by nearly half (49.6%) of the top 1000. Spurs have scored five goals over the last six gameweeks, taking 41 shots and creating seven ‘big chances’. Leeds have conceded 13 goals over the last six gameweeks, only Palace (14) and West Brom (17) have fared worse. No team has conceded more shots in the box (SiB) (70) or ‘big chances’ (22) over that period. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 7.0 for Kane.

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Bruno Fernandes (AVL)

B. Fernandes has scored three goals over the last six gameweeks, only Salah, Rashford and El Ghazi (all five) have been more prolific amongst midfielders. Meanwhile, Raphinha (18), Rashford (19) and El Ghazi (24) are the only players to have taken more shots than his 16, while only Grealish (25) has created more chances than his 20. De Bruyne (six) is the only player to have created more ‘big chances’ than the Portuguese (four). He is expected to go up in price tonight as per our Price Predictor feature. Man. Utd have scored 15 goals over the last six gameweeks, no side has scored more. Their total of 87 shots is bettered only by Leeds (88), Villa (89) and Chelsea (92), while no side has landed more SoT than their 37. Villa have conceded just one goal over the last six gameweeks but only eight sides have allowed opponents more SoT than their 23. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 7.6 for B. Fernandes.

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Wilfried Zaha (SHU)

Zaha’s total of three goals over the last six gameweeks is beaten only by Salah, Rashford and El Ghazi (all five) amongst midfielders while only Mané (15) has taken more SiB than his 14. He has averaged 5.3 points per game (PPG) over that period, as per our Fix Heatmaps feature. Palace have scored eight goals over the aforementioned period, only Chelsea (nine), Leicester (10), Leeds, Liverpool and Man. Utd (all 15) have found the back of the net more often. The Eagles are ranked ninth for SoT (23) over that time. Sheff. Utd have conceded 11 goals over the last six gameweeks, keeping no clean sheets. Only Leeds (13), Palace (14) and West Brom (17) have shipped more goals than the Blades over that time while only Leeds (22) have allowed opponents more ‘big chances’ than their 22. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 4.6 for Zaha.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin (WHU)

Calvert-Lewin has scored just one goal over the last six gameweeks but his underlying numbers have been promising. As the Stats Sandbox shows, his total of six SoT is bettered only by Wood, Benteke (both seven), Firmino and Bamford (both eight) while only Wood (seven) has been afforded more ‘big chances’ than his six amongst forwards. Everton have scored seven goals over the last six gameweeks, only seven teams have scored more. They have landed 21 SoT and created nine ‘big chances’ over those matches. West Ham have conceded six goals over the last six gameweeks, only Sheff. Utd (11), Leeds (13), Palace (14) and West Brom (17) have been more porous. Only Sheff. Utd, Palace (both 17) and Leeds (22) have allowed opponents more ‘big chances’ than the Hammers’ 15. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 4.7 for Calvert-Lewin.

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Andrew Robertson (sou)

No defender has registered more assists than Robertson (two) over the last six gameweeks, while only Justin (13) has created more chances than the Scot’s 12. No defender has made more successful passes in the opponent’s half (211) than the 26-year old over that period. Liverpool have conceded just three goals over the last six gameweeks, only Everton (two), Man. City and Villa (both one) have conceded fewer. No team have allowed opponents fewer SiB than the Champions (24). Southampton have scored just six goals in as many gameweeks and are ranked 13th for SiB (35) and 14th for SoT (20) over that period. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a 30% chance of a Liverpool clean sheet and a point score of 3.8 for Robertson.

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