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GW36 Top Five Key Players

Fantasy Football Fix 11 May 2023

Headliner - Erling Haaland (eve)

Haaland has found the back of the net seven times over the last six gameweeks and is also top amongst forwards for shots in the box (SiB) (22), shots on target (SoT) (14) and 'big chances' (BC) (13). As the below image from our Fix Heatmaps feature shows, he has averaged 6.6 points per game in away matches this season. Man. City have scored 18 goals over the same period, only Liverpool (19) have been more prolific. The Manchester side are topf or SoT (43) while only Liverpool (31) have crafted more BC thant heir 24. Their hosts Everton have conceded 12 goals over the last six gameweeks and have kept only one clean sheet. No side has allowed opponents more SiB (75) or registered a higher 'Expected Goals conceded' (xGC) tally than the Toffees (15.63). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.7 for Haaland.

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Mohamed Salah (lei)

Salah's total of seven goals over the last six gameweeks is top amongst midfielders and as the Stats Sandbox image below shows, the Egyptian international is also top for SiB (26), SoT (10), BC (10) and xG (7.0). Liverpool's attacking numbers have been strong over the same period, the Merseyside outfit are top for goals scored (19), BC (31) and 'Expected Goals' (xG) (17.55). Their hosts Leicester have conceded 13 goals over the last six gameweeks and have kept no clean sheets. The Foxes have allowed opponents 100 shots over that period with only West Ham and Everton (115 each) more generous. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.2 for Salah.

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Alexander Isak (lee/BHA)

Isak has notched three goals and an assist over the last six gameweeks, the Swedish international has taken 10 SiB over those matches, been afforded three BC and created two. Only Kane (2.25) has registered a higher 'Expected Assists' (xA) tally over that period than his 1.09. As the below image from our Transfer Analytics feature shows, he is the second most transferred-in player this week. Newcastle have scored 15 goals over the last six gameweeks with only Man. City (18) and Liverpool (19) more prolific. The Magpies are ranked fourth for SiB (72) and sixth for xG (12.46). Their first opponents Leeds have conceded 20 goals over the last six gameweeks, the most in the division. Only Everton (15.63) have a worse xGC (14.03) tally than the Yorkshire side. Their second opponents Brighton have conceded 11 goals over the aforementioned period and have kept two clean sheets. The Seagulls are ranked sixth for SiB conceded (46) and ninth for xGC (8.04). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 6.6 for Isak.

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Alexis Mac Allister (ars/new)

Mac Allister's goal against Everton made it two for the Argentinian international over the last six gameweeks, only Rashford (25) and Salah (28) have taken more shots amongst midfielders over that period than his 22. Meanwhile, only Son (3.14), Rashford (3.3), Maddison (3.51) and Salah (7.00) have registered a higher xG tally than his 2.7. As the below image from our Price Predictor feature shows, he is expected to go up in value soon. Brighton are ranked fifth for goals scored (12) over the last six gameweeks and are top for shots (12&). They are also second for xG (15.00) and third for BC (23). Their first opponents Arsenal have conceded 12 goals over the same period and have kept just one clean sheet. The Gunners are ranked 13th for SiB cocneded (63) and 15th for xGC (11.60). Their second opponents Newcastle have conceded nine goals over the last six gameweeks and have kept no clean sheets. The Magpies are ranked fifth for shots conceded (67) and eigth for xGC (7.56). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 5.8 for Mac Allister.

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Kieran Trippier (lee/BHA)

Trippier has been unlucky not to register any attacking returns recently, over the last six gameweeks the England international is top for chances created (21) amongst defenders while only Perisic (1.83) and Alexander-Arnold (3.80) have registered a higher xA tally than his 1.72. As the below image from our FPL Statistics feature shows, he is the second highest owned player (94.3%) in the Top 1000. Newcastle are ranked sixth for SiB conceded (56) and eighth for 'Expected Clean sheets' (xCS) (1.89) over the last six gameweeks. Their first opponents Leeds have scored only six goals over the last six gameweeks with only Chelsea (five) faring worse. meanwhile, only Chelsea (4.37) and Wolves (4.36) have registered a lower xG tally than the Yorkshire side (6.04). Their second opponents Brighton have better attacking numbers, the Seagulls are top for SiB (87) and shots from open play (102). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 8.9 for Trippier.

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