In this blog some of the weekend's key matches are analysed using the Fix Match Stats feature.
Liverpool vs Spurs
Liverpool took a whopping 22 shots but landed just three shots on target (SoT) and registered an 'Expected Goals' of just 1.16, as Spurs put in a staunch defensive display. The London side took just eight shots in comparison, but these were of better quality as their xG of 1.03 shows.
Son was the top xG performer (0.71), the South Korean international took two shots, attempted two assists and landed one SoT. Salah was in second with 0.37, the Egyptian took three shots but landed none of them on target. No player took more shots (five) over the weekend than Díaz, the Uruguayan international landed two SoT and notched an xG of 0.34. Kane offered little from an attacking perspective, the forward registered an xG of just 0.09 and attempted two assists.
Arsenal vs Leeds
Arsenal took 19 shots, landed nine SoT and registered an xG of 2.38 in a game they should have won by a bigger margin. Their visitors‘ Leeds were hamstrung by the red card dished out to Ayling early in the game, and the Yorkshire side could only manage an xG of 0.62.
Nketiah registered an xG of 1.28 with five shots and two SoT. The 22-year old attempted no assists and showed that he is very much a traditional striker rather than a link-up man like Lacazette. He is a popular acquisition ahead of gameweek 37 and is projected to go up in price soon as per our Price Predictor feature.
Martinelli put in an impressive display, the Brazilian took four shots, landed two SoT and created two chances. The popular Saka had a quiet game, he took just two shots with a total xG of 0.05. Rodrigo (0.33) and Llorente (0.27) were the only Leeds players to register any chances of note.
Man. City vs Newcastle
Man. City registered a mammoth xG of 4.31 against the Magpies, one of the highest figures seen all season. The Manchester side took 21 shots and landed nine on target. Newcastle were a bit unfortunate not to find the back of the net, the Magpies took just seven shots but some of these were good opportunities as their xG figure of 1.10 shows.
Sterling (1.14) was the game's top xG performer, the England international scored from both his shots and also attempted three assists. Laporte registered an xG of 1.0 which can be attributed to the two 'big chances' he was afforded. Cancelo and Gündogan were top for shots (five), the highly lauded full-back registered an xG of 0.40 and came close to scoring twice. Wood (0.40) and C. Wilson (0.29) were both afforded decent chances which they failed to convert. De Bruyne created six chances, the most of any player over the weekend and arguably deserved more than the six Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points he notched. As the below image from our Stats Sandbox feature shows, the Belgian is top across all positions over the last six gameweeks for chances created (21) and 'big chances' created (four), despite being rested in gameweek 35.