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Each national team's youngest player: Where are they now?

2020.12.01 15:40 eurekae Each national team's youngest player: Where are they now?

I decided to research who the youngest debutant was for each of the top 50-ranked FIFA teams in the world. My research may not be the best so if you see any errors feel free to point them out, I'lll fix them! If there’s any nation that isn’t on this list who you want to know who the youngest debutant is, just ask.

Belgium

Fernand Nisot, 1911 - 16y, 19d vs. France (14 caps)
Since Nisot made his debut such a long time ago, it’s hard for me to find much information about him. He did win a gold medal with Belgium for football at 1920 Olympic Games held in Antwerp. In terms of club football, he played for R. Léopold Club, now known as Léopold FC. According to Transfermarkt, he took a ‘career break’ from 1914 to 1919 so it is entirely possible he was involved in World War I. He appeared 14 times for Belgium and scored 10 goals for them.

France

Julien Verbrugghe, 1906 - 16y, 306d vs. England Amateurs (4 caps)
On Verbrugghe’s debut, France lost 15-0 to England. And this isn’t even France’s biggest defeat. That came in 1908 when they lost 17-1 to Denmark. Needless to say, France’s national team was on a much ower level than it was today. Verbrugghe played for AS Française and Red Star (the Paris one, not the Belgrade one). Verbrugghe was joined the 43rd Infantry Regiment of the French Army and was unfortunately killed at the Battle of the Somme on August 21, 1916. He was only 26 years old.

Brazil

Pelé, 1957 - 16y, 254d vs. Argentina (92 caps)
Hopefully we have all heard of Pelé and know of his massive reputation so I don’t think I need to go too in-depth. He made his debut for Brazil in a 2-1 loss vs. Argentina. He is Brazil’s leading goalscorer, and won 3 World Cups. He is the youngest player to play in a World Cup Final vs. Sweden in 1958, which he also scored in. In terms of club career, he only played for 2 clubs: Santos and New York Cosmos. He holds many, many more records that I don’t have the time to list here, but as we all know, he is pretty much considered the best ever.

England

Theo Walcott, 2006 - 17y, 75d vs. Hungary (47 caps)
The first player on this list that’s still playing competitive football. Walcott is still at the fresh young age of 31 and playing for Southampton, on loan from Everton. He spent most of his career at Arsenal, being an important player during his 12 years under Wenger. He started at the Swindon Town Academy where he was picked up by Southampton and then later sold to Arsenal in 2006, the same year as his international debut. However, he has not appeared for England since 2016, during a 2-2 draw here he was subbed on for an injured Lallana (of course). His best performance came when he scored a hat-trick against Croatia in 2008.

Portugal

José Gralha, 1921 - 16y, 276d vs. Spain (1 cap)
Again, it’s difficult for me to find much about this player. I do know that he played for Casa Pia at club level, and was a forward. That's about it.

Spain

Ángel Zubieta, 1936 - 17y, 283d vs. Czechoslovakia (2 caps)
Ángel Zubieta’s record-setting appearance for Spain was one of only 2 appearances he made for the Spanish national team. A year later, he declared for the Basque national team and was capped 34 times for them. His playing career was disrupted by the Spanish Civil War and there was a solid 2 years after he left Bilbao that he had no club to play for - only the Basque national team. The Basque national team went on a tour of Central and South America until FIFA declared that the Basque team could no longer play any more FIFA-affiliated national teams due to Spanish Civil War conflicts. So, all the Basque players formed a Mexican club called C.D. Euzkadi, which played in the Mexican Primera Fuerza league for one season. While the club eventually disbanded, since all the players on the club were professionals, the creation of the club led to the professionalization of football in Mexico (Mexico had previously only had amateur clubs). Zubieta joined Argentine side San Lorenzo in 1939, which he played for for 13 years. He eventually returned to Spain where he spent the last 4 years of his career at Deportivo La Coruña. Zubieta turned to management and managed sides in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico throughout the 60s and 70s. The story of C.D. Euzkadi is a really fascinating one and I kind of sped through it so I recommend you check it out.

Uruguay

Horacio Peralta, 1999 - 17y, 65d vs. Venezuela (7 caps)
Horacio Peralta is a true journeyman. After showing promise with Nacional, he was purchased by Inter Milan, a club he made zero appearances for before being sold to Cagliari. And thus, his journeyman career began, playing for clubs in Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland. In total, he has played for 17 senior clubs across an 18-year career. On the international stage, Peralta has had 7 caps.

Argentina

Diego Maradona, 1977 - 16y, 108d vs. Hungary (90 caps)
Another player I think we all know about, especially with the recent tragic news. Diego Maradona made his debut as a sub on for Leopoldo Luque, who had scored 2 goals that match. He won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and won Argentina's Footballer of the Year in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1986. He started at Argentinos Jrs. before moving to Boca Jrs. on loan. He was purchased by Barcelona in 1982 where he spent two seasons before moving to Napoli. There he became a club icon, winning the league twice and the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup as well. Unfortunately he was banned for a year in 1991 for cocaine use. After his ban he spent a year at Sevilla and another at Newell's before being banned again in 1994. In 1995 he joined Boca Juniors again where he spent the last 2 years of his career. He also had a managing career, taking charge of the Argeninta national team for 2 years as well as managing Al Wasl, Fujairah, Dorados, and Gimnasia.

Croatia

Alen Halilović, 2013 - 16y, 353d vs. Portugal (10 caps)
Alen Halilović, the wonderkid who struggled to live up to the hype, is Croatia’s youngest debutant. In 2014 he was one of the most exciting talents in the world, becoming Dinamo Zagreb’s youngest player as well as the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Prva HNL, the 2nd youngest player in the history of the Champions League, after Céléstine Babayaro (Since Rayan Cherki’s debut this year, Halilović is now the 3rd youngest.). The hype was real. He signed for Barcelona in 2014. He was eventually loaned out to Sporting Gijón, then sold to Hamburger SV, loaned out to Las Palmas, joined AC Milan on a free transfer, loaned out to Standard Liège and Heerenveen, and then in October 2020 had his Milan contract mutually terminated. He is now at Birmingham City (he signed 2 weeks ago) and still only 24 years old. He has made 10 appearances for the national team but is yet to score for them.

Colombia

Johnnier Montaño, 1999 - 16y, 167d vs. Uruguay (12 caps)
Starting his career at CD América, Johnnier Montaño had a very nomadic career. Quilmes in Argentina. Parma, Verona, and Piacenza in Italy. Santa Fe, Tolima, and Cortuluá in Colombia. Deportivo Quito in Ecuador. Sport Boys, Alizana Lima, USM Porres, Melgar, Cantolao, and Chavelines in Peru. Konyaspor in Turkey. He won the Peruvian League with Melgar and currently turns out for Chavelines. He represented Colombia at the 1999 Copa America. At the Copa America, he scored in a game vs. Argentina that saw Martín Palermo miss THREE penalties for Argentina in a game that Colombia won 3-0. Colombia was also awarded two penalties, and missed one of them as well.

Mexico

Armando Manzo, 1984 - 17y, 109d vs. Italy (38 caps)
Armando Manzo didn’t have the most auspicious of starts for the Mexico national team, as he watched his team concede 5 goals to Italy during a friendly, including a Paolo Rossi hat-trick. Nonetheless, Manzo was called up to play for his country at the 1986 World Cup, where Mexico made it to the quarterfinals before losing on penalties to West Germany. On club level, Manzo made 195 appearances for Mexican side Club América, and has also played for Mexican clubs Tampico Madero, Club Necaxa, Cobras de Ciudad Juárez, and CF Monterrey.

Italy

Rodolfo Gavinelli, 1911 - 16y, 98d vs. France (1 cap)
OR Renzo De Vecchi, 1911 - 16y, 113d vs. Hungary (45 caps)
This one is kind of up for debate. Not only is Gavinelli’s date of birth uncertain, but we don’t even know if that’s his actual name. Some sources list him as “Pietro Antonio”. What we do know about him is that he played for Piemonte (not the unlicensed Juventus team on FIFA, there was an actual team called this at one point) and Andrea Doria at club level, and that his life wasn’t particularly long.
If Gavinelli’s debut is too ambiguous for you, the next-youngest debutant for Italy is Renzo De Vecchi, who also debuted in 1911 at 16 years and 334 days old vs. Hungary. We know a lot more about De Vecchi - He played for Milan and Genoa, quickly became a legend among club fans, won the league 3 times with Genoa, appeared at 3 Olympic Games for Italy (1912, 1920, 1924), retired and became the manager Genoa, and then went into sports journalism, working for La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Denmark

Harald Nielsen, 1952 - 17y, 310d vs. Czechoslovakia (14 caps)
Scoring 15 goals in 14 appearances for Denmark, Harald Nielsen was clearly a prolific goal scorer on international level. He was part of the Danish team that won the silver medal at the 1960 Olympics. He also won the Danish footballer of the year in 1961, the first year the award was given out. At club level Neilsen started at Frederikshavn before moving to Bologna in 1961. He won the Serie A with them in 1963-64, and was Serie A's top goalscorer in the 1962-63 and 1963-64 seasons. After 157 games and 104 goals for Bologna, Nielsen had short spells with Inter, Napoli, and Sampdoria before retiring in 1970. After retirement he helped professionalize football in Denmark and is considered an icon for helping Danish football develop to where it is today.

Germany

Willy Baumgartner, 1908 - 17y, 102d vs. Switzerland (4 caps)
In a 5-3 loss to Switzerland, Willy Baumgartner became the youngest player to be capped for Germany. On club level, he played for BFC Germania and Düsseldorfer SV 04. Again, I can’t find much information on him since he played over 100 years ago.

Netherlands

Jan van Breda Kolff, 1911 - 17y, 65d vs. Belgium (11 caps)
Again, another one I can barely find anything about. He has been capped by Netherlands 11 times, scored once, and played for HVV Den Haag at club level.

Switzerland

Robert Fischer, 1915 - 15y, 30d vs. Italy (1 cap)
Not to be confused with the chess player Bobby Fischer. Can find even less out about this one. Don’t even know what club he played for. It is a very classic neutral Swiss thing to be playing football in the middle of World War I, though.

Chile

Humberto Elgueta, 1920 - 16y, 1d vs. Brazil (9 caps)
About 10 years after his international debut Humberto Elgueta was included in Chile’s 1930 World Cup squad (the first World Cup). He started in the teams’ first game, a 3-0 win against Mexico. However he did not appear in any of Chile’s other games at the tournament. He played for Gold Cross FC, Santiago Wanderers, and Naval de Talcahuano on club level.

Poland

Wlodzimierz Lubanski, 1963 - 16y, 187d vs. Norway (75 caps)
On Wlodzimierz Lubanski’s debut for Poland, he actually got on the scoresheet - in fact, a lot of Polish players did. It was a 9-0 thrashing of Norway. The goals didn’t stop there. Lubanski is a legendary goalscorer for Poland; he is the nation’s 2nd highest international goalscorer of all time with 48 goals in 75 games. At club level, he spent 13 years at Górnik Zabrze before switching to Belgian side Lokoren, where he spent a further 8 years. He then spent his last 3 seasons in the French 2nd division with Valenciennes for 1 season and Quimper for 2. His goalscoring records at club level are phenomenal too, scoring 364 times in 626 games.

Sweden

Gunnar Pleijel, 1911 - 17y, 71d vs. Finland (1 cap)
A difficult one to find much about. All I know about him is that he played for IFK Uppsala on club level, and that he has only 1 cap. His game against Finland ended 5-2 with Sweden being the winning side.

Wales

Harry Wilson, 2013 - 16y, 207d vs. Belgium (17 caps)
Wales’ youngest player ever is still only 23. Harry Wilson came through the Liverpool youth system and is still contracted to the Reds. He is currently on loan at Cardiff and has previously had spells at Crewe Alexandra, Hull, Derby, and Bournemouth. He has 17 caps and 3 goals for Wales.

Senegal

Dion Lopy, 2019 - 17y, 186 vs. Liberia (1 cap)
Since this one only happened a year ago, Dion Lopy still has a lot of time to do stuff worth writing about. He started at the club Oslo Football Academy Dakar (In Dakar, not Oslo) and moved to Stade Reims in October 2020.

USA

Louis Menges, 1904 - 16y, 18d vs. Canada (1 cap)
Interestingly enough, 4 of the USA’s 5 youngest players made their debut in this 7-0 defeat to Canada in 1904. The fifth player? None other than Freddy Adu, USA’s 2nd youngest player ever. Anyways, goalkeeper Louis Menges didn’t play football much after his teenage years. He was in the US Army during World War I. Later he served in Illinois’s state senate from 1935 to 1943 and also owned and built movie theaters.

Ukraine

Serhiy Rebrov, 1992 - 18y, 24d vs. USA (75 caps)
Coincidentally enough, the next player on this list made his debut against the previous country. Serhiy Rebrov came through Shakhtar Donetsk’s youth prospect right at the same the Soviet Union fell and Ukraine became independent. Rebrov soon switched to Shakthar’s rivals Dynamo Kyiv where he made a famous attacking partnership with Andriy Shevchenko. Rebrov stayed at Kyiv for 8 years before signing for Tottenham in 2000. His last year on contract to Tottenham he spent on loan to Fenerbache. He moved on a free transfer to West Ham where he played for a year before going back to Dynamo Kyiv on a free transfer. In 2008 he was bought by Rubin Kazan where he spent his last year before retiring. Rebrov is the joint-highest goalscorer of all time in the Ukranian Premier League along with Maksim Shatskikh. Rebrov went on to become a manager, leading sides such as Dynamo Kyiv and Al-Ahli. He is managing Ferencváros, who, this year, made their first Champions League Group stage appearance since 1995.

Peru

Lorenzo Pacheco, 1935 - 15y, 166d vs. Chile (10 caps)
Lorenzo Pacheco was a forward who made his debut vs. Chile which ended in a 1-0 victory for Peru. He played for KDT Nacional, Social San Carlos, Universitario, and Sport Boys at club level. He appeared for Peru at the 1947 and 1949 Copa Americas, and won the league with Sport Boys in 1951.

Austria

David Alaba, 2009 - 17y, 110d vs. France (75 caps)
David Alaba has become an integral part of Bayern Munich's dominant 2010s squad since being signed from Austria Wien's reserves in 2008. Besides his time in Austria Wein's youth and a loan to Hoffenheim in 2011, Alaba has spent pretty much his entire career at Bayern Munich, where he has won 9 Bundesligas and 2 Champions Leagues. He has won the Austrian footballer of the year 5 times in a row from 2012 to 2016 and been named in UEFA's team of the year in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has made 75 appearances and scored 14 times for Austria.

Tunisia

Adel Sellimi, 1989 - 16y, 207d vs. Zambia (78 caps)
Adel Sellimi had a virtually permanent place in the Tunisian national team throughout the 1990s, and overall he earned 78 caps and scored 20 times. He started and ended his career at Club Africain in Tunisia. However, he also played for Nantes, Real Jaén, and Freiburg in between his 2 spells at the Tunis club. He did find an impressive vein of form at Freiburg as well. He's currently an assistant manager for the Tunisia national team.

Japan

Takefusa Kubo, 2019 - 18y, 5d vs. El Salvador (11 caps)
A recent one, and one of the most promising players currently. Kubo is still only 19 years old and has already made 11 appearances for Japan. He was recruited by FC Barcelona from Kawasaki Frontale Youth in 2011 only for Barcelona to let him go in 2015 when he left for FC Tokyo. After a loan spell at Yokohama F. Marinos, Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid signed him in 2019. Kubo then had a fruitful loan spell at Mallorca and is currently on loan at Villareal.

Venezuela

William Salas, 1977 - 15y, 131d vs. Ecuador (13 caps)
William Salas made 13 total appearances for Venezuela as a defender. On club level, he played for Portuguesa FC in Venezuela.

Iran

Hossein Kaebi, 2003 - 17y, 297d vs. Belarus (85 caps)
OR Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, 2019 - 17y, 338d vs. Syria (3 caps)
Known for his pace, work rate, and strength, Hossein Kaebi played for 9 clubs across Iran’s top tier, including Foolad, Piroozi, Persepolis, Saipa, Steel Azin, Rah Ahan, Sanat Naft, Esteghlal, and Sepidrood. He also had spells in other Middle Eastern clubs: Al-Sadd in Qatar, and Emirates in the UAE. The right-back had a very short and unfruitful spell in Europe, signing for Leicester City in 2007. However he could speak no English and was relegated to the reserves after the sacking of Martin Allen. He was released by mutual consent after only making 3 appearances for the Foxes and returned to Iran. He is currently the assistant manager of Sepidrood. On the international stage, Kaebi appeared in Iran’s 2006 World Cup squad and their 2004 and 2007 Asian Cup Squads. Also, he has 13 siblings, which isn’t relevant but I thought it was pretty wild.
However, it is likely Kaebi lied about his age and was actually older. If that's the case, Iran's youngest player would be Allahyar Sayyadmanesh. He is currently still only 19 and is at Zorya on loan from Fenerbahce. Fenerbache signed him from Esteghlal and previously loaned him out to Istanbulspor.

Serbia

Andrija Živković, 2013 - 17y, 91d vs. Japan (17 caps)
Andrija Živković started his career off at Partizan with a bang, scoring his first goal for the club just 2 days after signing his first senior contract. He scored 3 more times in the next 3 league games, and became the team’s youngest captain in history in 2014. However, by 2016, Živković refused to extend his contract with the club. He eventually moved on a free transfer to Benfica. He struggled to make an impact there and left on a free transfer in 2020. He is currently playing for PAOK in Greece. Živković was part of the Serbian U20 team that won the U20 World Cup in 2015. He scored twice, with his direct free-kick goal against Mexico U20 being voted the goal of the tournament. He was also part of the Serbia's 2018 World Cup team.

Algeria

Tarek Lazizi, 1990 - 18y, 255d vs. Ivory Coast (44 caps)
At club level, Tarek Lazizi started at JS Kabylie and moved to MC Algiers in 1989. In 1996 he moved to Stade Tunisien in Tunisia, then to Genclerbirligi in Turkey, then back to MC Algeirs, then to Atlantis FC in Finland, beofre finally concluding his career at MB Bouira back in Algeria. He won the league with MC Algeirs in 1998-99 and he was a part of the Algeria squad that won their first Africa Cup of Nations in 1990.

Nigeria

Tajudeen Oyekanmi, 1990 - 17y, 7d vs. Algeria (1 cap)
Another one I can find barely anything about. Tajudeen Oyekanmi played for KV Kortrijk between 1991 and 1993, but I can’t find any records of other clubs he played for.

Turkey

Mehmet Leblebi, 1924 - 16y, 143d vs. Czechoslovakia (16 caps)
A true Galatasaray man through and through, Mehmet Leblebi went to Galatasaray High School and was selected for Galatasaray’s 2nd team at only 12 years old. He began playing for Galatasaray’s senior squad at only 15 years old. He stayed at Galatasaray his entire career, winning the Istanbul Football League 5 times. He also scored 14 goals in one match against Vefa SK, a game that ended 20-0. He made 16 appearances for the Turkish NT, scoring twice.

Russia

Eduard Streltsov, 1955 - 17y, 330d vs. Sweden (38 caps)
Here’s a footballer with a story so complicated that I can’t do it justice here. I highly recommend reading more about Steltsov. Streltsov not only scored on his international debut, he scored a hat-trick against Sweden, a game that the Soviet Union won 6-0. In 1956, he won the gold medal with the Soviet Union at the Olympics, and he was voted the Soviet Footballer of the year in 1967 and 1968. He spent his entire career at Torpedo Moscow and the stadium was renamed Eduard Streltsov Stadium in 1996 in his honor. However, it wasn’t all success for Streltsov. In 1958 he was accused of raping a woman at a party. It is unclear whether he actually did this or if he was accused by Soviet leaders who were upset with his rebellious personality and celebrity status. This is an extremely controversial subject so if you want to know more about what exactly happened, I recommend reading more about Streltsov, it's fascinating. But regardless of what really happened, Streltsov was sentenced to 12 years (he wound up only serving 5 of those 12) in the Gulag and forbidden from playing professional football ever again. He missed the 1958 World Cup and never appeared at a World Cup for his nation. Apparently he was frequently severely beaten by a young inmate and had to spend 4 months in the prison hospital. But soon he began to earn the approval of his fellow inmates. Prison officials would allow Streltsov to play football as a form of entertainment to calm down the inmates in times of trouble. After his release in 1963, Streltsev worked at the ZiL factory and studied automotive engineering. He played with the factory’s amateur football team, which won all 11 of its matches and the league, as well as attracting large crowds who wanted to see Steltsev play. When Leonid Brezhnev replaced Nikita Khrushchev, Brezhnev received a letter signed by tens of thousands of Soviet citizens asking for Streltsov’s professional ban to be reversed. Brezhnev agreed and Streltsov returned to Torpedo Moscow where he continued his rich form for the rest of his career. His international career finished with 38 caps and 25 goals. To this day he’s considered on the Russia’s greatest players ever and along with Lev Yashin and Konstantin Beskov, appeared on a limited edition mint of 2-ruble coins focused on Russian sports heros.
Also, if you want to know who is the youngest player for only Russia and not the USSR, it’s Igor Akinfeev. He appeared for Russia at 18 years and 20 days old against Norway in 2004, and has spent his entire career at CSKA Moscow.

Paraguay

Jorge Núñez, 1993 - 15y, 190d vs. Colombia (22 caps)
Jorge Núñez made his debut for the Paraguayan team in a World Cup Qualifying match and overall has made 22 appearances for them, scoring 1 goal. At club level he stayed in South America his whole career. He mostly played for Argentine sides, such as Banfield, Arsenal (The Argentine one), Racing Club, Estudiantes, Rosario Central, and Chacarita Jrs. He had a chance to join Sheffield Utd in the 2006-07 season but decided not to when he was called up to international duty.

Republic of Ireland

Billy/Willie O’Neill, 1935 - 15y, 339d vs. Netherlands (11 caps)
Willie O’Neill was capped 11 times for Ireland, back when it was known as the Irish Free State. The defender also spent his entire career at Dundalk, making 330 appearances.

Slovakia

Frantisek Vysocky, 1939 - 18y, 110d vs. Germany (6 caps)
Striker Frantisek Vysocky racked up 6 appearances and 2 goals for the Slovak national team. He made his first appearance vs. Germany on August 27, 1939. You may know that 4 days later Germany would invade Poland, starting World War II. At club level, Vysocky played for FC Vrútky, OAP Bratislava, and Jednota Košice. He won the league with OAP Bratislava in the 1942-1943 season.

South Korea

Ko Jong-soo, 1997 - 18y, 98d vs. Norway (38 caps)
Midfielder Ko Jong-soo appeared 38 times for South Korea and was part of their 1998 World Cup Squad. He played mostly in the Korean League with Suwon Bluewings. He had a season-long spell in Japan with Kyoto Sanga, as well as appearances for other Korean teams Chunnam Dragons and Daejeon Citizen. He was allegedly very entertaining to watch, with Wikipedia citing a goal he scored from 57 meters against Jeonbuk in 2002. Edit: Goal can be watched here: https://youtu.be/UdbwqsX3JJo?t=37

Morocco

Hachim Mastour, 2015 - 16y, 363d vs. Libya (1 cap)
Hard to know where to start with Hachim Mastour but if you followed football at all in 2015 you knew about the hype. He went viral at 14 with his eye-catching dribbling skills on YouTube and every major club wanted to sign him. Eventually, the Italian-born Moroccan signed for AC Milan, at only 15 years old. He was even promoted him to the first team and put on the bench for Milan’s final match of the season, but Mastour didn’t get subbed on. If he did, he would have become Milan’s youngest player ever. A year later he was loaned out to Málaga where he only made one appearance in all competitions as a substitute in the last 5 minutes. Then he was loaned to Zwolle where he only made 6 appearances. Eventually his contract at Milan expired in 2018 and he moved to Lamia in the Greek Superleague. In December 2018 he was reported absent and later his father said it was due to injury. In March 2019, his contract at Lamia was terminated by mutual consent. He signed for Reggina in Serie C in October 2019 and made his debut in January 2020. In the 2019-20 season, Reggina were promoted to Serie B. On the international level, his record-breaking appearance for Morocco is his only senior cap so far. While it feels like he’s already lived a whole career, he’s still only 22, so there’s still a lot of time for new developments.

Iceland

Sigurdur Jónsson, 1983 - 16y, 249d vs. Malta (63 caps)
Starting his career at his hometown club of ÍA, Jónsson won the award for Icelandic Player of the Year in 1983 at only 17 years old. Obviously this attracted the attention of many clubs and it wasn’t long before Sheffield Wednesday signed the midfielder. Jónsson would spend the next 7 years. In 1986 he was loaned out to Barnsley and in 1989 Arsenal signed the midfielder. However Jónsson struggled with injury and in 2 years he only made 10 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners. He was part of the Arsenal side that won the First Division in 1991 but he only appeared twice, which wasn’t enough to qualify for a winner’s medal. He was also an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham for the FA Charity Shield. Back then they didn’t have a penalty shootout - they just let the teams share the trophy. So I guess he sort of has that to show for his time at Arsenal. He announced he was going to retire due to his back problems but a year later he came out of retirement to play for ÍA again. He won the Icelandic player of the year again in 1993 as well as the Úrvalsdeild Player of the Year. He moved to Örebro SK, then to Dundee United where again he was struck by injuries, then he went back to ÍA for a third spell before retiring in 2000. At international level, he made 63 appearances and scored 3 goals for Iceland. He is now a manager, leading Icelandic 3rd division side Kári since 2014. He previously managed FH, Víkingur, and Grindavík in Iceland and Djurgårdens IF and Enköpings SK in Sweden. During his time managing Djurgårdens, he got the “Iron Stove of the Year” (Årets Järnkamin) in 2007, as voted on by the fans for the best player or coach at Djurgårdens.

Northern Ireland

Norman Whiteside, 1982 - 17y, 40d vs. Yugoslavia (38 caps)
A first team regular for Manchester United throughout the 1980s, Norman Whiteside also appeared at 2 world cups for Northern Ireland in 1982 and 1986. In fact, his international debut came at the 1982 World Cup, making him the youngest player to ever play at the competition. He also scored against Algeria in a 1-1 tie at the 1986 World Cup. He also won the last ever British Home Championship with Northern Ireland. As a teenager, he was scouted by Bob Bishop, who previously discovered Northern Ireland icons George Best and Sammy McIlroy. Whiteside found out he had been offered a deal at the club while visiting Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office… a weird anecdote but apparently he was there because of a program about helping disadvantaged children from Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Whiteside made 206 appearances and scored 47 goals for Man Utd from 1982 to 1989. In 1982 he became the club’s youngest goalscorer, netting against Stoke in the final game of the season. He won the FA Cup twice with Man Utd as well as the FA Charity Shield. In 1989 he signed for Everton and played there for 2 years before retiring at only 26 due to recurring injury problems with his knee. Post-retirement, Whiteside became a podiatrist.

Australia

Duncan Cummings, 1975 - 17y, 137d vs. China (2 caps)
Born in Manchester, England, Duncan Cummings only represented Australia 2 times. At club level, he played for Melbourne Hungaria and South Melbourne. He retired from playing football in 1981, at only age 23.

Norway

Martin Ødegaard, 2014 - 15y, 250d vs. UAE (25 caps)
When Martin Ødegaard became the youngest player and youngest goalscorer in the Tippeligaen in 2014, big clubs from all around Europe came for one of the continent’s most promising youth players. Eventually Ødegaard signed for Real Madrid and became the clubs youngest player ever when he was subbed on for Ronaldo in May 2015. In 2016 Ødegaard became a regular for Madrid’s B Team, Real Madrid Castilla. He was loaned out to Heerenveen and later Vitesse and after struggling a bit, he began to find his form. However, his real breakthrough then came when he was loaned out to Real Socieadad for the 2019-20 season. He won September 2019's La Liga Player of the Month, and in February 2020 he scored against his parent club, Real Madrid, in the Copa del Rey, eliminating them from the competition. This impressed the staff at the Bernabéu and he is now listed as part of Madrid’s 1st team.

Romania

Cristian Manea, 2014 - 16y, 292d vs. Albania (10 caps)
A youth product of Viitorul Constanța’s Gheorghe Hagi Academy, Cristian Manea was purchased by Cypriot club Apollon Limassol in 2014 before immediately being loaned back to Viitorul Constanța. This began a series of loans for the player to other Romanian clubs like FCSB and Cluj as well as Belgian club Mouscron. Eventually Cluj brought Manea from Limassol, where he plays today. The right-back has made 10 appearances for Romania and scored 1 goal.

Scotland

Sandy McLaren, 1929 - 18y, 152d vs. Germany (5 caps)
Alexander “Sandy” McLaren played as a goalkeeper for Scotland, making 5 appearances between 1929 and 1932. At club level he played for St. Johnstone from 1927 to 1933, making 198 appearances, before moving to Leicester. He played there from 1993 to 1940, making 239 appearances until retirement.

Czech Republic

Adam Hložek, 2020 - 18y, 40d vs. Slovakia (1 cap)
One of 2 players to make their debut this year on this list. Adam Hložek made his league debut for Sparta Prague in November 2018 at only 16 years old, becoming the club’s youngest ever league player. He is still at Sparta Prague today where he’s become a regular in the Starting XI and has made 1 appearance for the Czech Republic so far. He was named Czech talent of the year in 2019.

Hungary

Károly Zsák, 1912 - 16y, 312d vs. Russia (30 caps)
Goalkeeper Károly Zsák made a total of 30 appearances for the Hungarian national team. He was part of Hungary’s 1912 and 1924 Olympics squads but was an unused sub on both. In 1914, he was named Hungarian Footballer of the Year.

Ghana

Mohammed Gargo, 1992 - 16y, 207d vs. Zambia (20 caps)
Starting his career at Real Tamale Utd in Ghana, Mohammed Gargo was picked up by Italian side Torino in 1992. He didn’t make a single appearance for the Italian side before moving to Dortmund II, Bayern II. Then he moved to Stoke where again, he didn’t make an appearance. His breakthrough came when he signed for Udinese in 1995, a club he made 88 appearances for. In 2003 he was loaned to Venezia. In 2004 he was sold to Genoa along with Vittorio Micolucci in exchange for Rodrigue Boisfer and Valon Behrami (as you may know, Behrami is back at Genoa as of today). Gargo spent the last years of his career at Al-Wakrah in Qatar before moving back to Ghana to join Ashanti Gold. Gargo was part of the Ghana squad that were runners up at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations and the 1992 squad that won the bronze medal at the Olympics. Post-retirement, Gargo managed Ghanian sides New Edubiase Utd and Real Tamale Utd, and has been managing Namibian club Tura Magic since 2018.

Jamaica

Michael Seaton, 2013 - 16y, 196d vs. Trinidad/Tobago (14 caps)
Despite being only 25, Michael Seaton has already become kind of a journeyman. Starting at DC United, he was loaned to Portland Kickers and then Örebro SK in Sweden. Then he joined Portland Timbers where he didn’t make a single league appearance. After that he went to Israel, playing for Hapoel Ramat Gan, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and Maccabi Ahi Nazareth. In 2018 Seaton went back to the USA to play for Orange County, where he established himself at one of the league’s best finishers. In 2020 Seaton joined German 3 Liga side Viktoria Köln on a free transfer. Seaton has made 14 appearances and scored 2 goals with Jamaica, and won the Caribbean Cup with them in 2014.

Costa Rica

Manfred Ugalde, 2020 - 17y, 247d vs. USA (1 cap)
The 2nd player on this list to make his debut this year, Manfred Ugalde debuted for Costa Rican side Saprissa in 2019. He had quite an exciting debut for the club, being subbed on in the 79th minute and scoring an equalizer in the 93rd minute. His goal-scoring prowess quickly gained him a good reputation; he won the CONCACAF League in 2019 and was named the season’s best young player. In 2020 He signed for Lommel (Owned by City Football Group) in the Belgian 2nd division where his goalscoring talent has continued.
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2020.11.25 00:34 yougethepoint Budget Striker Breakdown

So, I'm an FPL nerd so thought I'd share some of the analysis I've been doing on budget forwards, as I look to swap out Kane to bring (back) Salah (don't have the cojones to go into a GW without Salah).
All data will be looking at GW4-9 as I believe that'll give a better representation of each player in where they are currently. I'll also include Jota to assess a possible switch to 352 from 343.

Player xG per 90 Goal per 90 Big Chances per 90 Shots in Box per 90 xA per 90
Jota 0.53 0.7 0.94 2.58 0.33
Che Adams 0.35 0.51 0.34 1.53 0.24
Wilson 0.74 0.83 1.24 2.07 0.16
Bamford 0.79 0.67 1.67 4.17 0.02
Watkins 0.71 1 1.33 2.17 0.08
Next 5 Fixtures Difficulty (1 being easiest):
  1. Newcastle (cry/avl/WBA/lee/FUL)
  2. Liverpool (bha/WOL/ful/TOT/cry)
  3. Aston Villa (whu/New/wol/Buwba)
  4. Leeds (eve/che/WHU/NEW/mun)
  5. Southampton (MUN/bha/SHU/ars/MCL)
Bamford
Bamford leads in both xG and Big Chances and is having almost twice as many shots in the box than his nearest rival. This tells us two things: 1. Leeds are creating lots of chances for Bamford and 2. Lots of these chances are in the box. This probably won't be surprising to people who've seen Leeds play this season and is the reason why his prise has risen 0.6m to-date.
On the other hand, the Bamford that Leeds fans vehemently bemoaned as wasteful in the Championship is perhaps starting to show. With an actual GP90 of 0.67 vs an xGP90 of 0.79, he's the only striker on the list to be underperforming vs his xG. This suggests that whilst he's getting the most chances created for him, he's not as clinical as the other players on the list.
The other downside to Bamford is the fixtures aren't the best. Everton's defence has been leaky of recent and Newcastle looks a decent game on paper, but Chelsea, Man United and West Ham(?) aren't so attractive.
Wilson
Firstly: Great fixtures
Secondly: He plays for Newcastle
Whilst Wilson is a high level finisher, he's not getting as many opportunities to score as Bamford or Watkins, and his xG stat - though the 2nd highest on the list - will be inflated by penalties (2)...but great fixtures.
Watkins
Currently exceeding his xG, suggesting that he's either a high level finisher or that, more likely, he'll regress to the mean. That being said, even if he was getting 0.71 GP90 instead of 1, that still wouldn't be bad for 6.1M.
In addition, Villa have decent fixtures. Whilst Barkley being out could have an affect, the stats and fixtures are hard to ignore.
Che Adams
Who cares about expected assists when you're partnered with Theo Walcott?
Bad fixtures and stats don't stack up.
Jota
Let's be honest, if we were sure he'd start 9/10 games we'd all have him. A bargain if he starts. Second most shots in the box per 90, with an xG of 0.53 and an xA of 0.33 (for comparison Salah has xG of 0.71 and xA of 0.25).
I just don't know if I have the mental fortitude to see him benched. Also weary of taking a hit to get to 352 and then potentially having to take more hits if I want to move back to a 343. Very tempting.
TLDR:
My rank (1 being best):
  1. Watkins - good fixtures and underlying stats - only worry is possible affect of Barkley being out
  2. Bamford - tough fixtures but Leeds have shown vs Liverpool & City they're willing to take risks and maintain their attacking style - significant number of shots in the box, despite being possibly wasteful at times
  3. Wilson - negative team but a good finisher with good fixtures
  4. Che Adams - bad fixtures and not the best underlying stats
Jota - can't really rank him. I'd be confident in him outscoring the other options if he starts 4 of the next 5 games but weary of his minutes. The obvious choice for those wanting/happy to switch to a 352.
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2020.10.30 19:37 just_boof_it [Pre-Match Thread] Aston Villa vs. Southampton

Aston Villa vs. Southampton
Competition: Premier League - Round 6
Date: Sun 01 Nov 2020
Kickoff: 12:00
Venue: Villa Park
Club Statistics (all competitions)
Form: WLWWL
Goals per game: 2.3
Average Possession: 47.2%
Pass Accuracy: 76.7%
Shots per game: 14
Tackles per game: 14.2
Dribbles per game: 10.2
Club Statistics (all competitions)
Form: LWWDW
Goals per game: 1.4
Average Possession: 53.1%
Pass Accuracy: 78.4%
Shots per game: 11.2
Tackles per game: 16.7
Dribbles per game: 9
Aston Villa Team News
  • Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith has no new injury concerns ahead of Sunday's visit of Southampton.
  • Smith has only made one change to his starting line up all season when Ross Barkley, who arrived on loan from Chelsea, replaced Conor Hourihane.
Southampton Team News
  • On-loan winger Theo Walcott is available for Southampton, having been ineligible to face parent club Everton last weekend.
  • Moussa Djenepo, Will Smallbone and Mohammed Salisu remain sidelined.
Match Facts
  • Southampton could earn four consecutive league wins against Aston Villa for the first time since August 1989.
  • Villa are winless in the past seven Premier League meetings and have conceded 16 goals in the last five.
  • Saints can match their longest Premier League unbeaten away run against one team, which stands at six matches against both Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.
  • Villa can win five of their opening six matches of a top-flight season for the third time, emulating 1906-07 and 1930-31.
  • Ten points after six games represents Southampton's best start to a season since 2014.
  • Aston Villa's fifth league victory last season didn't come until their 19th fixture, on Boxing Day.
  • Southampton's tally of 12 top-flight wins in 2020 is bettered only by Liverpool and Manchester City.
  • Villa have taken 10 points from their past four top-flight matches played on a Sunday.
  • Shane Long has been directly involved in 11 goals in his eight most recent Premier League appearances against Aston Villa, scoring seven and setting up four.
  • Dean Smith's side have the division's best defensive record so far, conceding five goals and keeping three clean sheets.
  • After failing to score in his first 24 Premier League appearances, Southampton's Che Adams has scored six in his last 12 matches, including in each of the last two. He hasn't found the net in three successive league games since a run of six for Birmingham City between January-February 2019.
  • Since the start of last season, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has created more goalscoring chances in the Premier League than any other Englishman (106). Indeed, only Kevin De Bruyne (151) has supplied more chances in the competition in this period amongst all players than Grealish.
Lineups? Predictions? UTV!
Where to watch
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2020.08.29 22:00 ZekReposek [Post Match Thread] Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal

Result: Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal
Liverpool Scorers: Roberto Firmino (x2), Joe Allen
Arsenal Scorers: Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud (x2)
Time, Date and Place
21:00, 13/1/2016, Anfield Stadium,
Lineups
Arsenal Lineup:
4-2-3-1
Goalkeeper:
Petr Cech
Defenders:
Nacho Monreal
Per Mertesacker
Laurent Koscielny
Hector Bellerin
Midfielders:
Mathieu Flamini
Aaron Ramsey
Theo Walcott
Mesut Ozil
Joel Campbell
Attackers:
Olivier Giroud
Manager:
Arsene Wenger
Liverpool Lineup:
4-3-3
Goalkeeper:
Simon Mignolet
Defenders:
Nathaniel Clyne
Kolo Toure
Mamadou Sakho
Alberto Moreno
Midfielders:
Jordan Henderson
Emre Can
James Milner
Attackers:
Jordan Ibe
Adam Lallana
Roberto Firmino
Manager:
Jurgen Klopp
Live Match Feed
10` : GOALLLLLLLL
Roberto Firmino scores, however gets himself a yellow card during celebration.
Score: Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal
14' GOALLLLLL
Aaron Ramsey scores for Arsenal, making it 1-1
Score: Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal
19' : GOAAALLLLLLL
Bobby Firmino slots it home top bin, getting his 2nd goal of the game
Score: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal
25': GOALLL
Olivier Giroud scores from a corner with a class finish!
Score: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal
27': What a miss!
Ball was played in perfectly for Giroud, but wizh an open net he slides it into the goalkeeper!
45': HALF TIME We are into the second half...
55': GOALLLLLL!
Olivier Giroud finds the back of the net, and for the first time Arsenal take the lead!
Score: Liverpool 2-3 Arsenal
90': GOOOOOALLLLLLLLL!
Joe Allen gets subbed on, and 8 minutes after finds a last minute equalizer!
Score: Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal
FULL TIME
It's full time, and Arsenal are disappointed to walk away with only 1 point.
Personal Comment:
Both sides played a great game.
Also I'm very sorry for the late Post Match Thread, apologies.
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2020.06.20 19:32 jeremy1338 Pre-Match Thread: Everton v Liverpool

Everton v Liverpool

The 236th Merseyside Derby
Premier League Matchday 31
Date: Sunday 21 June 2020
Kick Off: 19:00 GMT
Venue: Goodison Park
Referee: Mike Dean
VAR Official: Chris Kavanagh

How to watch:

UK: Sky Sports
USA: NBC
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Injuries/Suspensions:

Everton: Yerry Mina (muscle injury), Jean-Phillipe Gbamin (achilles), Morgan Schneiderlin (knee), Fabian Delph (muscle injury), Theo Walcott (abdominal surgery), Muhamed Bešić (unregistered)
Liverpool: None

Match Facts and Statistics:

Everton top scorer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (13)
Everton top assister: Lucas Digne (5)
Liverpool top scorer: Mohamed Salah (16)
Liverpool top assister: Trent Alexander-Arnold (12)
Everton are unbeaten in their past eight home matches in all competitions (won four, drawn four).
Everton’s tally of 18 points under Carlo Ancelotti has only been bettered by Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United during the same period.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored eight goals in 11 Premier League games since Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as manager.
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2020.05.20 17:25 jcollywobble Which part of the UK produces the best footballers? (Experiment) (Part 2)

Thanks to the relative success of the first post, I am back again to reveal the next 5 teams in the second instalment of the experiment to find out which region in the United Kingdom produces the best footballers. See below for previous posts.
Post 1
Before we get back into the teams, I’ve got some changes to make to the experiment thanks to some people spotting some errors in the original post:
- Firstly, I’ve changed the names of Team 4,5 and 6 to London 1, London 2 and London 3 and Herts respectively. As multiple people have rightly mentioned, I didn’t quite nail my London geography leading to some boroughs been thrown into East/South London etc when they shouldn’t have been. This should hopefully eliminate the questions and confusion as a result of my geographical ineptitude.
- Ezri Konsa makes way for Mark Noble (Canning Town, West Ham) in London 2 due to popular demand in the comments.
- Nathan Dyer has been replaced by Nicky Law (Plymouth, Exeter City) in Team 1.
John Ruddy moves from the South-West (Team 1) to the South-East Midlands (Team 8) due to FM putting the wrong St Ives as his birth city. He’ll be replaced by Max O’Leary (Bath, Bristol City)
I have also added some maps to held visualise the geographical split of the counties and London Boroughs:
England Map
Scotland Map
London Boroughs Map

Now onto why you’re all here, the next 5 teams;
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Team 6 – London 3 & Herts - Hertfordshire and London Boroughs: Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Harrow, – Population: 3,450,896
Media Prediction: 4th - Title Odds: 7-1
Manager – Gareth Southgate (Watford, England)

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Likely Starting XI
England’s hero of the summer of 2018, Gareth Southgate, takes charge of this side. Reaching the semis at the 2018 World cup is Gareth’s best achievement to date which arguably could have been seen as underachievement with the Fixtures and Squad England had. One of the more experienced managers in the league, Gareth will be familiar to plenty of the England boys in the Squad. Tipped to finish in the top 4, Southgate will be hoping to have a crack at his first trophy in (hypothetical) management.
Spearheading the attack is Spurs’ Harry Kane, who is the highest rated player in the competition based on FM current ability. Kane will be a major threat to any defence he faces and is likely to be favourite for the golden boot. Behind Kane, the duo of Adam Lallana and Andros Townsend will offer some threat and creativity and will be hoping to feed Kane with an endless supply of chances.
Jack Wilshere, who is probably best known for being the most injury prone player in the league will be hoping to stay fit throughout and make an impact whilst talented young midfielder Harry Winks will sit in front of the back four and dictate the tempo.
In defence, there is a mix of youth and experience. Young defenders Reece James and Kyle Walker-Peters are joined by 39-time England capped Ashley Young who is currently playing his trade in Milan. Two from Mariappa, Mawson and Clark will occupy the central defender position assuming Southgate plays with a back four.
Yet again for another team, the Goalkeeper position is a worry. David Button who is currently second choice for Brighton will likely start although it could be a toss-up between any of the three below-average stoppers.
I have high hopes for this team, if Kane remains injury-free they will surely be in and around the title race.
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Team 7 – South-West Midlands - Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire – Population: 3,661,711
Media Prediction: 18th - Title Odds: 500-1
Manager – Brian McDermott (Slough, Unemployed)

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Likely Starting XI
The largest team by population out of the 20, South-West Midlands was the only way I could describe this group of counties (very uncreative, I know). Despite having the biggest catchment area of all the clubs, this doesn’t seem to translate to having the biggest impact on the pitch. Out of the 25 players, only 5 are currently playing in the top flight. Brian McDermott has been given the job of managing this team in the experiment, who has surprisingly been out of a job since May 2016 when he had his second stint as Reading manager which lasted only 6 months before he was sacked.
With 87 England caps between them Theo Walcott and Eric Dier will look to provide leadership in a team which lacks quality all over the pitch. Eric Dier interestingly is predicted to start in defence for McDermott’s men. One of Leicester’s surprise title winners, Andy King adds to the experience but apart from the 3 mentioned players, this appears to be a fairly inexperienced squad.
Dom Solanke, who was tipped for big things only a few years ago will likely partner Walcott upfront in a pacey duo. Charlie Austin will also be in the mix and will likely chip in with a few goals over the season. Matty Cash has a lot of potential and will add value to the team whether he plays at fullback or on the right side of midfield.
This is another team which is lacking a top keeper, Jojo Wollacott is predicted to start. Wollacott has only managed 9 appearances this season at Forest Green Rovers so it doesn’t bode well for the defence in front of him.
Overall, it doesn’t look great for this team, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team in and around the bottom 3 come the end of the season especially with a worrying lack of quality in goal.
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Team 8 – South-East Midlands - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire– Population: 3,051,792
Media Prediction: 14th - Title Odds: 200-1
Manager – Sean Dyche (Kettering, Burnley)

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Likely Starting XI
Another team with an uncreative name, apologies again to anyone from this region. Team 8 consists of counties Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and will be managed by Sean Dyche. Expect a mix of deep croaky touchline shouts, direct football and hard work on the pitch. Dyche is experienced at the top level having managed in the premier league for 5 of the last 6 seasons and has even guided Burnley to the Europa League, albeit losing in the Playoff round to Olympiacos.
Making a team sheet for the second time in the experiment, John Ruddy, born in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and not Cornwall will challenge Newcastle ‘keeper Karl Darlow for the starting berth in net. More strength in depth than most of the teams in the experiment in terms of the goalkeeper position.
In defence, Ben Chilwell is the standout player and will look to bomb up the left flank and create a supply of chances for the team. On the other side Sheffield United’s George Baldock will hope to do the same, as he has done for Chris Wilders men all season. Luton native Charlie l’Anson, who rather amusingly is known in Spain simply as Charlie is currently playing for Rayo Majadahonda in Spain, Sean Dyche will no doubt remind him to keep it simple at the back.
Milton Keynes born Dele Alli features in midfield and looks to be the best player in terms of ability in the team. Dyche will build the attack around Dele and will be hopeful he can provide a big impact and re-discover his form from the 2016/17 season by chipping in with plenty of goals. Chelsea duo Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown will be on the fringes of the team and will both be hoping to showcase their potential to Dyche.
If Dele plays in a deeper role, Irish internationals Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire, who incidentally both play club football together at Preston, will make a claim to start up front.
Despite being predicted to finish 14th, I can’t tell much difference between this team and the previous one who were predicted to finish 18th. I’d be surprised if this team does anything of note, although Sean Dyche can get the best out of his players that’s for sure.
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Team 9 – East Anglia – Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk - Population: 3,457,571
Media Prediction: 17th - Title Odds: 400-1
Manager – Paul Warne (Norwich, Rotherham United)

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Likely Starting XI
The trio of counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk make up the next team. Another team which aren’t predicted to fair well in the season, Team 9 will be managed by Paul Warne, who currently manages League 1 Rotherham United. Warne has had a great season so far and could well take the Millers back into the championship.
Onto the players, Nick Pope is the standout player in an extremely average bunch of players. Pope is likely to have a hard season ahead of him with the amount of chances the team could concede. Alongside the only England International, Pope, the squad also features three players who have been capped by USA, Zimbabwe and Scotland. Angus Gunn and Jed Steer make up the goalkeeping contingent.
Stand out players in defence include James Tomkins and Ryan Bennett who are no stranger to playing in the top flight. Spurs’ 8-time USA international Cameron Carter-Vickers who is currently on loan at championship side Luton Town also makes an appearance along with Sam Byram and Charlie Daniels in the fullback roles.
Talented young player Todd Cantwell will provide the flair and creativity, alongside Isaac Hayden who will help to add a bit of balance to Paul Warne’s midfield. Apart from that, there isn’t much to shout about for the East Anglians. Chris Martin, who has been capped 17 times for Scotland at senior international level will probably play upfront with there seemingly being a huge deficit of quality in the attacking areas for this side. Goals will surely be a worry for Paul Warne, I think the only chance this team stays up is Nick Pope having a great season.
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Team 10 – Wales & Hereford – Wales, Herefordshire – Population: 3,169,324
Media Prediction: 12th – Title Odds: 100-1
Manager – Tony Pulis (Newport, West Brom)

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Likely Starting XI
The first team containing players born outside of England, Wales and Herefordshire are the tenth team to be revealed and will be managed by Tony Pulis, who gets the nod over Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs. The thought of Tony Pulis ordering Gareth Bale to launch throw-ins on to Connor Wickham’s head is a frightening one indeed.
The Welsh national team currently have their ‘golden generation’ of players having reached their highest world rankings of 8th only 4 years ago. The squad, rather staggeringly contains a combined total of 511 Wales caps. Wayne Hennessey being the most experienced with 84 caps for his country. The cream of the crop, in this team is certainly Gareth Bale who is capable of providing a lot of quality. Gareth is the second highest rated player in the league behind Team 6’s Harry Kane.
Another key player in midfield is Aaron Ramsey, who will act as a box to box player and will give Tony Pulis’ men a bit of quality as well as work rate in the middle. Joe Allen will play in the quarterback role and will look to dictate play in front of the back four.
The squad is made up of all welsh players apart from the three Hereford lads. One of those include Jarrod Bowen who will make an interesting partnership with Gareth Bale on the wings. Another is Connor Wickham who looks likely to start up front and will provide a platform for the team to build by holding the ball up for the more creative players.
In defence, there is plenty of experience with the likes of James Collins, Ashley Richards and Ben Davies. The defence looks to be solid compared to the other defences in the league and should work together well in front of either Danny Ward or Wayne Hennessey especially given the discipline Pulis will bring.
I think this squad has lots of potential and 100-1 title odds looks to be worth a couple of quid. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have the potential to push this team right up the league, however, it remains yet to be seen whether Pulis gives them the freedom they need.
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I hope you enjoyed the second instalment of the teams, once again let me know if I’ve missed anyone or made any errors. In the next post I’ll introduce the players born in the midlands and the north west, which features some interesting line ups.
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2020.04.12 17:00 _Enigma_UK A recollection of a 7 player Football Manager season. Highs, Lows and throwing Elbows. Part 1 - Meet the Managers.

A recollection of a 7 player Football Manager season. Highs, Lows and throwing Elbows. Part 1 - Meet the Managers.
First off like to preface this with saying this has somewhat been inspired by u/Hurball and his Millwall adventures, so a big thanks for those great posts and if you haven't read them please do they are a treat.
So me and my friends decided to do an online game of football manager in the premier league, this is a summary of the season. Think of it as 'The Premier Leagues Years *INSERT DATE*' only with about a production budget of 50 pence, crammed packed with shouts of "PRESS CONTINUE" and "STOP POACHING MY STAFF", you don't get that on Sky Sports now do ya?
Please don't sue Sky Sports.
So before the season began we all agreed that we had the pick of the teams in the league as long as they were not what we considered to be the top 8 in the league. This meant no; City, United, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Wolves and Leicester. As a result it lead to this Mottley Crew of managers;
Unbelievable Jeff (Myself) managing West Ham United IROOOOOONS. A West Ham fan in RL so the stakes were doubled not to sink into the championship. A manager who loves attacking football with an inability to defend any type of crossing or set pieces. Has a habit of buying players on finance and hoping that by the time the repayments come by the club somehow has money to cover it. Predicted to finished 11th an average mid table season, but I can tell you dear reader my ambitions for West Ham is much higher.
Cedric managing the mighty Norwich. A Belgium lad who in previous ventures has carried out remarkable achievements with poor sides with his asymmetrical formations that will cause anyone with OCD to have a breakdown right there and then. Transfer policy I'm pretty sure revolves around him traveling around parks with a net ready to sweep up any teenager with any sort of potential. Predicted to finish 20th, rock bottom - will Cedric's Canaries defy expectation? Or will they continue their habit of being a yoyo club.
Andy Carrot managing Everton. A behemoth of a man standing a foot taller than anybody (and that's not counting the Afro), who apparently played football at international level according to his bio. But I'm convinced the man was in fact some sort of wrestler given his performative tendency to strike out at his fellow managers before promptly storming out of press conferences in a way that'd make the Rock blush. Management style is hard to place as it appears to be based on a vague notion of 'ATTACK OR YOU GET THE BAT' based on inside sources within the club whose identity will remain anonymous for their own safety. Predicted to finish 9th, the Toffees find themselves teetering on the edge of Europa can they make that push? Will Carrots bat claim more victims?
Mr Hatton managing Newcastle. Somebody relatively new to Football manager whose previous achievements involved spending United's entire transfer budget on Nathan Ake. Think of him as Carrot LiteTM, not quite a hulking behemoth but a similar 'motivational' strategy. Predicted to finish 17th, modest expectations from the outset. Will Hatton lead the Geordies to glory, or will Sports Directs live sports expansion go down the pan?
Andre managing Crystal Palace, although when I say managing more like out sourcing. Now this might be giving the game away a little bit early but he only turned up for like 10 matches so think of him as a slightly more competent Roy Hodgeson as otherwise don't really have bearing due to him sunning himself for three quarters of the season, presumably dodging income tax in Barbados the dodgy bugger. Predicted to finish 12th.
Mr Smith is the sixth manager in the save managing Southampton. A real life Spurs fan so he's probably used to mediocre players with hardly anything in the transfer budget and moreorless that's what he would find in this season. With Andy Carrot and Aaron their motivation stemming from threats of physical violence, Smith's approach to motivation is built upon verbal abuse. Same philosophy just very different method, think Mike Bassett at Half time to Mexico. Predicted to finish 10th, a fair estimate given their squad. But who knows? Football's a funny game.
Finally our last manager to introduce is Mr Wilson managing Watford. A Watford fan in reality and like myself larger stakes are placed upon his performance this season. A controversial manager given his tendency to rant about his players in lengthy press conferences. As for managerial strategy I genuinely don't have a clue, but more on that will be developed as the season progresses. Predicted to finish 13th, unlucky for some - will it also be for Mr Wilson?
The Enforcer Himself...

Transfers

A brief round up on the Summer business of the clubs;
**West Ham United:**OUT: The opening window saw the departure of Carlos Sanchez, Michail Antonio, Robert Snodgrass and Fabian Balbuena for a combined total of £27.5 million.
IN: Just as 4 players had left the fish bowl that is the London Stadium 4 players joined including Alfredo Morelos, the fiery Colombian Striker in a deal amounting to £25 Million, Justin Kluivert for £20 Million and Amine Gouiri for a similar fee though he was immediately loaned out to Wolfsburg for the season. Accompanying them in true West Ham fashion was two loanees Luca Sangalli a versatile hard working Midfielder and Thierry Correia in at Right back given West Ham's habit of having full backs with the bone density of soggy Weetabix.
Norwich:
OUTS: Nobody
INS: Marcel Schmelzer for £5 Million, who admittedly Cedric was on holiday at the time and so he didn't even actually sign him.
Everton:
OUTS: 3 players left Everton in the summer including Maarten Stekelenburg for £1mil, Ourmar Niasse departing for Ukraine for £4.8 million and finally through some fraud or perhaps Andy's bat Theo Walcott somehow demanding a £12.25million transfer that would see the 30 year old shipped off to China.
INS: Only two incomings for Everton in the form of Dominik Szoboszlai for £20 Million from RB Salzburg, whose name length may well be a piece of marketing genius if Everton charge printing by the letter. The other incoming being the loan of Palace's Wayne Hennessey as a back up keeper.
Newcastle:
OUTS: Only one player left Newcastle in the form of Henri Saivet for £1.3 Million, most of which I assume went directly to Mike Ashley's lunch bill.
INS: Three fresh faces arriving at Newcastle during the Summer including Lewis Baker the 24 year old from Chelsea for a price tag of £2.5 Million. Accompanying him was £13Million signing Tom Rogic from Celtic along with Uniteds Angel Gomes on loan for the season.
Crystal Palace:
OUTS: Andre did stay throughout the opening summer and that saw Luka Milivojevic depart for Leicester for £24 Million, a deal that could cost Palace perhaps?
INS: Four players appearing at Selhurst park including Jamie Shackleton, Marcus Dewhurst, Nohan Kenneth and Karamoko Dembele ahead of a £9 Million transfer.
Southampton:
OUTS: Jannik Vestergaard departs for Shakhtar for £7.5 Million
INS: The pair of defenders Thio Kehrer and Marlon joining Southampton for a combined total of £11.9 Million.
Watford:
OUTS: Andre Grey departs for Saudi Arabia for £500k
INS: Ahmed Kutucu for £6 Million arriving from Schalke in the hopes the young Turkish striker can hit the ground running in the Premier League.
I did tell you, I have a certain way with transfers...
The stage is set. The season is about to begin. Will all the managers survive the season? Who will go down and who will strive for a European tour?

Part 2
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2020.02.11 23:35 jeremy1338 Everton Players' Contract Expiration Dates


Player Contract Expiration Date
Jordan Pickford June 2024
Maarten Stekelenburg June 2020
Jonas Lossl* June 2022
Mason Holgate June 2022
Leighton Baines June 2020
Michael Keane June 2022
Lucas Digne June 2023
Yerry Mina June 2023
Seamus Coleman June 2022
Jonjoe Kenny* June 2022
Lewis Gibson* June 2022
Cuco Martina June 2020
Luke Garbutt* June 2020
Matthew Pennington* June 2021
Fabian Delph June 2022
Gylfi Sigurdsson June 2022
Morgan Schneiderlin June 2021
Muhamed Besic* June 2021
Andre Gomes June 2024
Jean-Philippe Gbamin June 2024
Tom Davies June 2023
Beni Baningime June 2022
Kieran Dowell* June 2021
Richarlison June 2024
Dominic Calvert-Lewin June 2023
Theo Walcott June 2021
Alex Iwobi June 2024
Bernard June 2022
Moise Kean June 2024
Anthony Gordon June 2023
Oumar Niasse June 2020
Cenk Tosun* June 2022
Yannick Bolasie* June 2021
Sandro Ramirez* June 2021
Shani Tarasaj* June 2020

U23 Players:
Player Contract Expiration Date
Joao Virginia June 2021
Nicolas Hansen June 2021
Morgan Feeney June 2020
Con Ouzounidis June 2020
Ryan Astley June 2021
Jarrad Branthwaite June 2022
Matty Foulds June 2020
Nathangelo Markelo June 2020
Kyle John June 2021
Alex Denney June 2020
Dennis Adeniran June 2021
Callum Connolly* June 2021
Mackenzie Hunt June 2022
Einar Iversen June 2022
Manasse Mampala June 2020
Kieran Phillips June 2020
Ellis Simms June 2020
Korede Adedoyin June 2020
Nathan Broadhead June 2021
Josh Bowler* June 2021
Fraser Hornby* June 2021

* Loaned Out
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2019.12.03 00:03 jeremy1338 Pre-Match Thread: Liverpool v Everton

Liverpool v Everton

Premier League Matchday 15
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Kick Off: 20:15 GMT
Venue: Anfield
Referee: Mike Dean
VAR Official: Martin Atkinson
How to watch:
UK: Amazon Prime Video
USA: NBC Sports Gold
View all regions
Gravesen’s message of encouragement
Pickford sets sights on Anfield redemption
Sidibe’s rally cry
Sigurdsson’s rally cry
u/Grandoldste117’s rally cry
Everton Injury News:
  • Theo Walcott and Bernard are fit again
  • Seamus Coleman and Fabian Delph are still out
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2019.08.28 20:15 jeremy1338 Match Thread: Lincoln City v Everton

Lincoln City v Everton

Carabao Cup Second Round
Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Kick Off: 17:45 GMT
Venue: Sincil Bank
How to watch:
UK: Sky Sports
USA: ESPN+
View all regions
Listen Live

Lineups:

Lincoln City: Smith, Lewis, Bolger, Shackell (Bostwick), Toffolo, O'Connor, Morrell (Eardley), Payne (Grant), Anderson, Andrade, Akinde
Subs: Vickers, Chapman,, Walker, Sault
 
Everton: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Schneiderlin, Delph (Calvert-Lewin), Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi (Walcott), Kean (Tosun)
Subs: Steklenburg, Baines, Mina, Gomes
Live updates:
1’ Welp
35' WHAT A GOAL! Lucas Digne scores off of a freekick! Lincoln City 1 - Everton 1
45' Lincoln City 1 - Everton 1
59’ GOAL! Everton have pulled ahead. Gylfi Sigurdsson put a pen into the back of the net!
61’ Pickford and Sigurdsson are both booked for a scuffle with the Lincoln players
70’ Andrade equalizes it for Lincoln. Lincoln City 2 - Everton 2
74’ Tosun and Calvert-Lewin on for Delph and Kean
80’ IWOBI! Scores on his full debut! Everton are back up! Lincoln City 2 - Everton 3!
83’ Theo Walcott replaces new signing Alex Iwobi
88’ That surely wraps things up, Richarlison opens his account for the season! Assisted by Lucas Digne. Lincoln City 2 - Everton 4.
89’ Richarlison is booked for taking his shirt off in celebration
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2019.08.17 15:57 jeremy1338 Match Thread: Everton v Watford

Everton v Watford

Premier League Matchday 2
Date: Friday 17 August 2019
Kick Off: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Goodison Park
 
How to watch:
UK: Not televised
USA: NBC Sports Gold
View all regions
Listen Live
 
Teams:
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne (Holgate), Gbamin, Gomes, Richarlison (Walcott), Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin (Kean)
Subs: Lossl, Tosun, Iwobi, Davies
Watford: Foster, Holebas, Cathcart, Dawson, Femenia, Hughes (Welbeck), Doucoure, Capoue (Gray), Pereyra, Deulofeu (Cleverly), Deeny
Subs: Gomes, Janmaat, Quina, Kabasele
 
Live updates:
10’ Goal! Bernard cuts inside and scores in the bottom left corner of the net. Assisted by Digne.
13’ Coleman is booked for a late challenge
45’ Everton 1 - Watford 0
46’ Gomes is booked for a bad challenge
63’ Substitution for Everton - Theo Walcott is on for Richarlison
71’ Substitution for Everton - Moise Kean is on for Dominic Calvert-Lewin
72’ Substitution for Everton - Mason Holgate is on for Lucas Digne, who has been taken off as a precaution
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2019.05.07 13:08 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW37: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Expected Stats Review – GWXX: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers
Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW37:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Marko Arnautovic 1.58 2.09
Ryan Fraser 1.57 3.54
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1.51 2.05
Olivier Giroud 1.11 1.11
Eden Hazard 1.09 1.9
João Moutinho 1.09 1.53
Glenn Murray 1.01 2.12
Pascal Groß 0.96 1.62
Christian Atsu 0.85 0.89
Michy Batshuayi 0.84 0.84
Marcus Rashford 0.73 1.07
Pedro 0.7 1.54
Seamus Coleman 0.7 1
Mohamed Salah 0.68 3.39
Gonzalo Higuaín 0.68 1.95
Willy Boly 0.67 1.54
Juan Mata 0.65 1.11
David Luiz 0.65 0.72
Diogo Jota 0.64 2.69
Andros Townsend 0.64 0.64
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 37 3184 22 8 132 68 21.36 10.47 31.83
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 33 2698 17 10 76 65 15.81 10.65 26.46
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 35 2650 20 5 87 33 21.3 4.99 26.29
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 32 2425 20 8 114 33 19.3 5.18 24.48
Jamie Vardy Leicester 33 2650 18 4 77 31 18.97 5.12 24.09
Eden Hazard Chelsea 36 2915 16 15 93 97 12.3 11.55 23.85
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 29 2458 14 9 64 31 15.87 5.96 21.83
Sadio Mané Liverpool 35 3010 20 1 85 43 16.04 4.95 20.99
Paul Pogba Manchester United 34 2923 13 9 102 54 15.7 5.14 20.84
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 3053 13 7 108 41 14.02 6.72 20.74
Harry Kane Tottenham 28 2437 17 4 102 30 16.12 4.56 20.69
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 37 3095 7 14 48 90 4.69 15.98 20.67
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 34 2631 12 6 75 43 13.74 6.34 20.08
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 37 3060 13 5 84 71 12.03 6.61 18.65
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 36 3195 11 3 128 31 15.25 2.97 18.22
David Silva Manchester City 32 2347 6 6 51 70 8.13 9.63 17.76
Joshua King Bournemouth 34 2897 11 3 69 35 12.79 3.85 16.64
Ashley Barnes Burnley 36 2289 11 2 61 21 12.92 3.51 16.43
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 35 2761 7 7 60 68 7.79 8.5 16.29
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 35 2498 13 8 81 31 12.03 4.1 16.13
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
David Silva Manchester City 32 2347 6 6 51 70 8.13 9.63 17.76 5.76
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 29 993 7 3 43 21 12.62 2.65 15.27 5.27
Joe Ralls Cardiff 28 1961 0 0 23 33 1.37 3.6 4.97 4.97
Sean Morrison Cardiff 33 2953 1 3 34 22 5.05 3.46 8.51 4.51
Isaac Success Watford 30 1015 1 1 29 21 3.29 3.01 6.3 4.3
Pascal Groß Brighton 24 1806 3 2 24 52 4.14 5.13 9.27 4.27
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 36 3195 11 3 128 31 15.25 2.97 18.22 4.22
Oumar Niasse Everton 18 1014 0 0 20 6 3.39 0.77 4.16 4.16
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 18 954 2 2 30 36 1.43 6.65 8.08 4.08
Joe Bryan Fulham 27 2274 0 1 21 22 0.55 4.32 4.87 3.87
Alex Iwobi Arsenal 34 1884 3 4 34 35 3.7 6.92 10.62 3.62
Leander Dendoncker Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 1384 2 0 17 7 4.17 1.29 5.45 3.45
Danny Ings Southampton 23 1615 7 2 52 26 9.15 3.29 12.45 3.45
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 32 2113 12 0 55 21 13.11 2.32 15.43 3.43
Ashley Barnes Burnley 36 2289 11 2 61 21 12.92 3.51 16.43 3.43
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 16 786 0 0 20 15 2.21 1.14 3.35 3.35
Nathan Redmond Southampton 37 3193 5 4 73 46 7.87 4.45 12.32 3.32
Theo Walcott Everton 36 2037 4 2 38 21 6.27 2.88 9.15 3.15
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 35 3112 2 2 44 35 2.31 4.72 7.02 3.02
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 16 808 1 1 26 9 3.73 1.19 4.92 2.92
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Eden Hazard Chelsea 36 2915 16 15 93 97 12.3 11.55 23.85 -7.15
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 31 2061 12 6 74 33 8.36 3.97 12.33 -5.67
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 34 2682 7 12 80 71 5.52 7.84 13.36 -5.64
Leroy Sané Manchester City 31 1866 10 10 56 40 6.98 8.1 15.08 -4.92
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 35 2498 13 8 81 31 12.03 4.1 16.13 -4.87
Salomón Rondón Newcastle United 31 2526 10 7 84 32 9.5 3.41 12.92 -4.08
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 23 879 6 2 25 14 3.03 0.93 3.97 -4.03
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 28 1326 4 6 33 25 3.71 2.3 6.01 -3.99
José Holebas Watford 27 2345 3 6 17 34 0.94 4.29 5.23 -3.77
Mark Noble West Ham 30 2249 3 5 15 20 2.72 1.65 4.37 -3.63
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 28 2385 1 11 28 45 1.46 6.99 8.45 -3.55
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 32 2425 20 8 114 33 19.3 5.18 24.48 -3.52
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 24 1048 6 3 26 20 4.06 1.89 5.95 -3.05
Dwight McNeil Burnley 20 1543 3 5 27 23 1.83 3.41 5.24 -2.76
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 10 900 0 5 7 12 0.23 2.05 2.27 -2.73
Youri Tielemans Leicester 12 1008 3 4 28 16 1.98 2.5 4.49 -2.51
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Andrew Robertson Liverpool 35 3138 0 11 15 49 0.84 7.75 8.59 -2.41
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Southampton 30 2680 4 3 53 28 2.26 2.35 4.6 -2.4
Shane Duffy Brighton 34 2997 5 1 36 7 3.37 0.27 3.64 -2.36
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2019.04.17 13:00 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW34: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW34:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Chris Wood 2.2 3.68
Kevin De Bruyne 1.99 4.28
Paul Pogba 1.83 2.5
Fernando Llorente 1.8 1.8
Raheem Sterling 1.53 2.28
Ryan Fraser 1.41 2.51
Maya Yoshida 1.4 1.51
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 1.36 1.54
David Brooks 1.34 2.06
Josh Sims 1.26 1.26
Alex Iwobi 1.23 1.23
Nathan Redmond 1.2 1.7
Gabriel Jesus 1.11 2.43
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1.02 1.43
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 0.99 2.38
Danny Ings 0.95 1.15
Ryan Babel 0.95 2.09
Sadio Mané 0.94 1.81
Victor Wanyama 0.93 0.93
Tom Cairney 0.85 1.06
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 34 2929 19 7 116 62 19.09 9.36 28.44
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 29 2338 17 9 67 59 14.42 10.31 24.73
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 32 2380 18 5 81 29 19.77 4.47 24.24
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 28 2095 19 7 99 29 17.97 4.12 22.09
Eden Hazard Chelsea 33 2645 16 12 86 85 11.97 9.97 21.94
Jamie Vardy Leicester 30 2380 15 4 68 25 16.75 4.5 21.25
Harry Kane Tottenham 28 2437 17 4 102 30 16.12 4.56 20.69
Paul Pogba Manchester United 30 2563 13 9 93 46 15.2 4.73 19.93
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 33 2541 12 6 72 42 13.22 6.21 19.43
Sadio Mané Liverpool 32 2740 18 1 77 36 14.22 4.11 18.32
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 2701 12 7 96 39 11.96 6.32 18.27
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 26 2188 12 8 52 29 12.35 5.36 17.7
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 34 2793 12 4 78 64 11.71 5.91 17.62
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 34 2847 7 12 38 77 3.67 13.46 17.13
David Silva Manchester City 28 2073 6 6 47 65 7.89 9.01 16.9
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 33 2925 10 3 118 29 13.15 2.92 16.07
Joshua King Bournemouth 31 2652 11 3 64 34 11.89 3.8 15.68
Ashley Barnes Burnley 33 2036 10 2 57 21 12.14 3.51 15.65
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 29 1918 12 0 53 21 12.73 2.32 15.05
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 28 1943 10 6 69 28 10.63 4.36 14.99
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
David Silva Manchester City 28 2073 6 6 47 65 7.89 9.01 16.9 4.9
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 26 966 7 3 42 21 12.03 2.65 14.68 4.68
Joe Ralls Cardiff 27 1880 0 0 23 32 1.37 2.91 4.28 4.28
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 14 639 0 0 23 7 3.18 0.84 4.02 4.02
Oumar Niasse Everton 16 875 0 0 19 5 3.24 0.75 3.99 3.99
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 17 917 2 2 28 36 1.31 6.65 7.96 3.96
Isaac Success Watford 26 974 1 1 25 21 2.86 3.01 5.87 3.87
Ashley Barnes Burnley 33 2036 10 2 57 21 12.14 3.51 15.65 3.65
Pascal Groß Brighton 20 1446 2 2 21 43 3.12 4.53 7.65 3.65
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.14 1.14 3.28 3.28
Theo Walcott Everton 33 1958 3 2 35 21 5.36 2.88 8.25 3.25
Joe Bryan Fulham 24 2004 0 1 17 20 0.43 3.8 4.23 3.23
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 33 2925 10 3 118 29 13.15 2.92 16.07 3.07
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 29 1918 12 0 53 21 12.73 2.32 15.05 3.05
Sean Morrison Cardiff 30 2683 1 3 28 19 3.93 3.13 7.05 3.05
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 34 3022 2 2 42 35 2.26 4.72 6.98 2.98
Alex Iwobi Arsenal 30 1710 3 4 30 33 3.18 6.79 9.97 2.97
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 24 1199 0 0 24 15 1.37 1.58 2.96 2.96
Callum Paterson Cardiff 27 1987 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.87 7.82 2.82
Alex Pritchard Huddersfield 27 1927 1 0 44 26 2.24 1.48 3.72 2.72
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 27 1748 12 6 61 27 7.03 3.5 10.52 -7.48
Eden Hazard Chelsea 33 2645 16 12 86 85 11.97 9.97 21.94 -6.06
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 30 2322 6 12 66 66 4.78 7.49 12.27 -5.73
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 31 2148 13 7 66 26 10.96 3.55 14.51 -5.49
Leroy Sané Manchester City 27 1709 9 10 53 38 6.84 7.56 14.4 -4.6
José Holebas Watford 25 2165 3 6 15 33 0.62 4.21 4.82 -4.18
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 28 1326 4 6 33 25 3.71 2.3 6.01 -3.99
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 28 2095 19 7 99 29 17.97 4.12 22.09 -3.91
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 20 696 5 2 18 12 2.33 0.81 3.14 -3.86
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 2608 1 8 14 68 0.38 5.13 5.51 -3.49
Dwight McNeil Burnley 17 1343 3 5 27 23 1.83 3.41 5.24 -2.76
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 10 900 0 5 7 12 0.23 2.05 2.27 -2.73
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 22 1010 6 2 25 18 4.02 1.28 5.3 -2.7
Kurt Zouma Everton 28 2253 2 2 17 6 1.04 0.44 1.48 -2.52
Shane Duffy Brighton 30 2637 5 1 32 6 3.25 0.24 3.49 -2.51
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Ashley Westwood Burnley 30 2457 2 7 22 39 1.71 4.86 6.57 -2.43
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 26 2188 12 8 52 29 12.35 5.36 17.7 -2.3
Anthony Knockaert Brighton 27 1669 2 6 26 32 2.07 3.66 5.73 -2.27
Felipe Anderson West Ham 33 2803 9 4 52 58 5.05 5.71 10.76 -2.24
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2019.04.09 14:25 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW33: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW33:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Jamie Vardy 2.11 3.29
Roberto Firmino 1.18 2.57
Chris Wood 1.13 1.6
James Maddison 1.11 2.01
Gylfi Sigurdsson 0.99 3.93
Eden Hazard 0.97 3.05
Richarlison 0.94 2.19
Ross Barkley 0.83 1.51
Callum Wilson 0.81 1.67
Aaron Mooy 0.77 1.49
Luka Milivojevic 0.76 1.66
Callum Hudson-Odoi 0.76 2.32
Jordan Henderson 0.73 0.77
Sadio Mané 0.7 1.95
Phil Jagielka 0.69 0.69
Ashley Westwood 0.68 0.78
Ricardo Pereira 0.68 1.36
David Brooks 0.67 0.73
Mohamed Salah 0.63 1.52
Karlan Grant 0.63 1.17
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 33 2839 18 7 111 58 18.81 9.16 27.96
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 31 2290 17 5 76 29 18.74 4.47 23.21
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 28 2248 15 9 62 59 12.89 10.31 23.2
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 27 2018 19 7 97 28 17.8 4.06 21.86
Eden Hazard Chelsea 32 2555 16 12 83 85 11.33 9.92 21.25
Harry Kane Tottenham 28 2437 17 4 102 30 16.05 4.56 20.61
Jamie Vardy Leicester 29 2290 15 4 66 25 16.3 4.2 20.49
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 32 2451 12 6 70 39 13.14 6.09 19.23
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 2611 12 7 94 39 11.78 6.32 18.1
Paul Pogba Manchester United 29 2473 11 9 89 45 13.39 4.71 18.1
Sadio Mané Liverpool 31 2650 17 1 74 34 13.46 3.93 17.39
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 33 2717 12 4 78 62 11.69 5.56 17.25
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 25 2104 11 6 51 27 12.24 4.85 17.1
David Silva Manchester City 27 2006 6 6 47 61 7.89 8.39 16.28
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 33 2757 6 10 37 73 3.6 12.13 15.73
Ashley Barnes Burnley 32 1946 10 2 56 20 12.11 3.17 15.28
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 32 2835 10 2 111 28 12.76 2.49 15.25
Joshua King Bournemouth 30 2575 11 3 61 34 11.13 3.8 14.93
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 28 1842 12 0 52 19 12.68 2.14 14.82
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 30 2378 6 7 44 57 6.94 7.71 14.65
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 25 953 6 3 40 21 10.92 2.65 13.57 4.57
David Silva Manchester City 27 2006 6 6 47 61 7.89 8.39 16.28 4.28
Joe Ralls Cardiff 26 1790 0 0 22 30 1.33 2.82 4.14 4.14
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 13 549 0 0 22 7 3.14 0.84 3.97 3.97
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 16 827 2 0 24 30 1.11 4.86 5.97 3.97
Oumar Niasse Everton 14 778 0 0 18 5 3.18 0.75 3.93 3.93
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.12 4.5 7.62 3.62
Sean Morrison Cardiff 28 2503 0 3 25 19 3.41 3.13 6.53 3.53
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.14 1.14 3.28 3.28
Ashley Barnes Burnley 32 1946 10 2 56 20 12.11 3.17 15.28 3.28
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 32 2835 10 2 111 28 12.76 2.49 15.25 3.25
Theo Walcott Everton 32 1954 3 2 35 21 5.36 2.88 8.25 3.25
Isaac Success Watford 25 944 1 1 25 20 2.86 2.35 5.21 3.21
Joe Bryan Fulham 23 1914 0 1 17 18 0.43 3.74 4.16 3.16
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 33 2839 18 7 111 58 18.81 9.16 27.96 2.96
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 23 1189 0 0 24 15 1.37 1.58 2.96 2.96
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 33 2932 2 2 42 34 2.26 4.7 6.95 2.95
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 28 1842 12 0 52 19 12.68 2.14 14.82 2.82
Callum Paterson Cardiff 27 1987 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.87 7.82 2.82
Alex Pritchard Huddersfield 27 1927 1 0 44 26 2.23 1.48 3.71 2.71
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Eden Hazard Chelsea 32 2555 16 12 83 85 11.33 9.92 21.25 -6.75
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 26 1746 12 5 61 26 7.03 3.36 10.39 -6.61
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 29 2232 6 11 61 60 4.41 7.07 11.48 -5.52
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 31 2148 13 7 66 26 10.96 3.55 14.51 -5.49
Leroy Sané Manchester City 26 1620 9 9 49 37 6.57 7.08 13.65 -4.35
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 27 1257 4 6 30 23 3.56 2.23 5.79 -4.21
José Holebas Watford 25 2165 3 6 15 33 0.62 4.21 4.82 -4.18
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 27 2018 19 7 97 28 17.8 4.06 21.86 -4.14
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 19 618 5 2 18 12 2.31 0.82 3.13 -3.87
Ashley Westwood Burnley 29 2367 2 7 20 38 1.24 4.83 6.07 -2.93
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.02 1.28 5.3 -2.7
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 2518 1 7 14 64 0.38 5.03 5.4 -2.6
Shane Duffy Brighton 28 2457 5 1 30 5 3.21 0.2 3.41 -2.59
Kurt Zouma Everton 27 2163 2 2 17 6 1.04 0.44 1.48 -2.52
Salomón Rondón Newcastle United 27 2166 9 5 72 28 8.55 2.95 11.5 -2.5
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Dwight McNeil Burnley 16 1253 3 4 26 20 1.79 2.76 4.56 -2.44
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 4 192 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Anthony Knockaert Brighton 26 1600 2 6 26 32 2.07 3.66 5.73 -2.27
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2019.04.04 12:50 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW32: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW32:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Kevin De Bruyne 2.29 2.3
Anthony Martial 2.16 2.17
Christian Eriksen 2.05 2.57
Eden Hazard 1.81 2.2
Callum Hudson-Odoi 1.44 1.6
Olivier Giroud 1.38 1.5
Jesse Lingard 1.35 1.42
Gabriel Jesus 1.32 2.05
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 1.28 1.87
Gylfi Sigurdsson 1.23 3.15
Raúl Jiménez 1.2 1.91
Lucas Moura 1.14 1.16
Andre Gray 1.14 1.14
Ryan Babel 1.13 2.15
Phil Foden 1.13 1.13
Wilfried Zaha 1.12 1.32
Abdoulaye Doucouré 1.11 1.11
Romelu Lukaku 1.09 3.13
Marcos Alonso 1.02 1.23
Patrick van Aanholt 0.96 1.1
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 32 2749 17 7 109 56 18.64 8.69 27.33
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 28 2248 15 9 62 59 12.89 10.31 23.2
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 30 2248 17 5 76 28 18.74 4.44 23.19
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 27 2018 19 7 97 28 17.8 4.06 21.86
Harry Kane Tottenham 28 2437 17 4 102 30 16.05 4.56 20.61
Eden Hazard Chelsea 31 2465 14 12 79 80 10.74 9.54 20.27
Jamie Vardy Leicester 28 2200 13 4 61 22 14.78 3.61 18.39
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 2611 12 7 94 39 11.78 6.32 18.1
Paul Pogba Manchester United 29 2473 11 9 89 45 13.39 4.71 18.1
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 31 2361 12 5 65 36 12.66 5.39 18.05
Sadio Mané Liverpool 30 2560 17 1 71 33 12.85 3.83 16.69
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 24 2014 11 6 49 27 11.44 4.85 16.29
David Silva Manchester City 27 2006 6 6 47 61 7.89 8.39 16.28
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 32 2627 12 4 71 58 10.88 5.38 16.26
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 32 2667 6 10 36 71 3.56 11.74 15.29
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 32 2835 10 2 111 28 12.76 2.49 15.25
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 28 1842 12 0 52 19 12.68 2.14 14.82
Ashley Barnes Burnley 31 1856 9 2 54 19 11.58 3.14 14.72
Joshua King Bournemouth 29 2485 11 3 58 33 10.99 3.71 14.69
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 30 2378 6 7 44 57 6.94 7.71 14.65
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 25 953 6 3 40 21 10.92 2.65 13.57 4.57
David Silva Manchester City 27 2006 6 6 47 61 7.89 8.39 16.28 4.28
Joe Ralls Cardiff 26 1790 0 0 22 30 1.33 2.82 4.14 4.14
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 12 526 0 0 22 7 3.14 0.84 3.97 3.97
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 16 827 2 0 24 30 1.11 4.86 5.97 3.97
Oumar Niasse Everton 14 778 0 0 18 5 3.18 0.75 3.93 3.93
Ashley Barnes Burnley 31 1856 9 2 54 19 11.58 3.14 14.72 3.72
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.12 4.5 7.62 3.62
Sean Morrison Cardiff 28 2503 0 3 25 19 3.41 3.13 6.53 3.53
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 32 2749 17 7 109 56 18.64 8.69 27.33 3.33
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.14 1.14 3.28 3.28
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 32 2835 10 2 111 28 12.76 2.49 15.25 3.25
Isaac Success Watford 25 944 1 1 25 20 2.86 2.35 5.21 3.21
Joe Bryan Fulham 23 1914 0 1 17 18 0.43 3.74 4.16 3.16
Theo Walcott Everton 31 1945 3 2 34 20 5.33 2.78 8.11 3.11
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 22 1188 0 0 24 15 1.37 1.58 2.96 2.96
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 32 2842 2 2 42 34 2.26 4.7 6.95 2.95
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 28 1842 12 0 52 19 12.68 2.14 14.82 2.82
Callum Paterson Cardiff 27 1987 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.87 7.82 2.82
Alex Pritchard Huddersfield 26 1866 1 0 42 26 2.18 1.48 3.66 2.66
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 26 1746 12 5 61 26 7.03 3.36 10.39 -6.61
Eden Hazard Chelsea 31 2465 14 12 79 80 10.74 9.54 20.27 -5.73
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 29 2232 6 11 61 60 4.41 7.07 11.48 -5.52
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 30 2058 13 7 65 26 10.94 3.55 14.49 -5.51
Leroy Sané Manchester City 26 1620 9 9 49 37 6.57 7.08 13.65 -4.35
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 26 1215 4 6 27 22 3.46 2.21 5.67 -4.33
José Holebas Watford 25 2165 3 6 15 33 0.62 4.21 4.82 -4.18
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 27 2018 19 7 97 28 17.8 4.06 21.86 -4.14
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 18 547 5 1 16 10 1.91 0.62 2.53 -3.47
Salomón Rondón Newcastle United 26 2076 9 5 67 24 8.29 2.78 11.08 -2.92
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.02 1.28 5.3 -2.7
Dwight McNeil Burnley 15 1163 3 4 25 18 1.72 2.64 4.36 -2.64
Kurt Zouma Everton 26 2073 2 2 15 6 0.93 0.44 1.37 -2.63
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 2518 1 7 14 64 0.38 5.03 5.4 -2.6
Shane Duffy Brighton 28 2457 5 1 30 5 3.21 0.2 3.41 -2.59
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 4 192 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Anthony Knockaert Brighton 26 1600 2 6 26 32 2.07 3.66 5.73 -2.27
Mark Noble West Ham 25 1838 3 3 13 13 2.69 1.08 3.76 -2.24
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2019.03.18 12:58 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW31: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW31:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Gylfi Sigurdsson 1.71 1.95
Sadio Mané 1.07 3.07
Joshua King 0.87 1.58
James Milner 0.87 0.91
Jason Puncheon 0.87 0.87
Ryan Babel 0.86 1.32
Mark Noble 0.79 1.57
Richarlison 0.76 1.56
Roberto Firmino 0.76 2.53
Matt Ritchie 0.76 1.9
Philip Billing 0.67 0.69
Ashley Barnes 0.65 1.82
Aaron Mooy 0.64 0.81
Mohamed Salah 0.61 1.58
Gonzalo Higuaín 0.58 2
Ryan Fraser 0.48 2.38
Matej Vydra 0.47 0.92
Georginio Wijnaldum 0.44 0.66
Jorginho 0.44 0.73
Jefferson Lerma 0.39 0.42
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 31 2659 17 7 104 56 18.36 8.69 27.04
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 29 2220 17 4 75 27 18.68 4.13 22.8
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 27 2159 15 9 57 55 12.54 9.91 22.45
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 26 1960 18 6 95 25 17.52 3.78 21.29
Harry Kane Tottenham 26 2257 17 4 93 29 15.2 4.54 19.74
Eden Hazard Chelsea 29 2343 13 11 76 76 10.45 8.02 18.47
Jamie Vardy Leicester 27 2110 12 4 57 22 13.83 3.61 17.44
Paul Pogba Manchester United 27 2293 11 9 87 40 13.36 4.06 17.42
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 30 2271 11 5 63 33 12.24 5.17 17.41
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 2494 12 6 89 36 11.57 5.34 16.9
Sadio Mané Liverpool 29 2470 17 1 69 32 12.72 3.8 16.51
David Silva Manchester City 26 1916 6 6 46 59 7.86 8.36 16.22
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 23 1924 11 6 48 27 10.89 4.85 15.74
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 31 2541 12 3 69 53 10.23 4.8 15.03
Ashley Barnes Burnley 30 1766 9 2 53 19 11.5 3.14 14.64
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 31 2577 6 10 35 69 3.53 11.09 14.62
Joshua King Bournemouth 28 2410 11 3 57 32 10.88 3.64 14.53
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 31 2745 10 2 102 26 12.02 2.34 14.35
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 29 2288 5 6 41 53 6.74 7.34 14.08
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 26 1820 9 6 65 27 9.6 4.3 13.9
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 23 831 6 2 36 17 9.71 2.54 12.25 4.25
David Silva Manchester City 26 1916 6 6 46 59 7.86 8.36 16.22 4.22
Joe Ralls Cardiff 24 1691 0 0 21 30 1.31 2.82 4.12 4.12
Oumar Niasse Everton 12 602 0 0 16 5 3.09 0.75 3.84 3.84
Isaac Success Watford 24 938 1 0 25 19 2.86 1.8 4.66 3.66
Ashley Barnes Burnley 30 1766 9 2 53 19 11.5 3.14 14.64 3.64
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.12 4.5 7.62 3.62
Sean Morrison Cardiff 26 2323 0 3 23 18 3.32 3.01 6.32 3.32
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.14 1.14 3.28 3.28
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 10 502 0 0 20 5 2.71 0.43 3.14 3.14
Theo Walcott Everton 30 1944 3 2 34 20 5.33 2.78 8.11 3.11
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 29 2288 5 6 41 53 6.74 7.34 14.08 3.08
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 31 2659 17 7 104 56 18.36 8.69 27.04 3.04
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 30 2662 1 2 39 31 1.97 4.03 6 3
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 22 1188 0 0 24 15 1.37 1.58 2.96 2.96
Nathan Redmond Southampton 30 2610 3 2 51 39 4.95 2.94 7.89 2.89
Callum Paterson Cardiff 27 1987 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.87 7.82 2.82
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 14 661 1 0 18 21 0.82 2.86 3.68 2.68
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 29 2589 1 0 25 8 2.63 0.9 3.54 2.54
Ben Davies Tottenham 19 1361 0 0 8 14 0.29 2.23 2.52 2.52
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 24 1636 11 5 57 23 6.84 3.11 9.95 -6.05
Eden Hazard Chelsea 29 2343 13 11 76 76 10.45 8.02 18.47 -5.53
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 29 1968 12 7 63 24 10.27 3.38 13.65 -5.35
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 27 2052 5 9 53 50 3.87 5.57 9.44 -4.56
José Holebas Watford 24 2075 3 6 14 32 0.55 4.07 4.63 -4.37
Leroy Sané Manchester City 25 1530 8 9 44 34 6.28 6.91 13.19 -3.81
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 25 1147 3 6 25 22 3.3 2.21 5.52 -3.48
Salomón Rondón Newcastle United 25 1986 9 5 65 23 8.27 2.76 11.03 -2.97
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 2338 1 7 14 59 0.38 4.69 5.06 -2.94
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 26 1960 18 6 95 25 17.52 3.78 21.29 -2.71
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.02 1.28 5.3 -2.7
Anthony Knockaert Brighton 24 1450 2 6 24 29 1.77 3.55 5.32 -2.68
Shane Duffy Brighton 26 2277 5 1 29 4 3.19 0.17 3.36 -2.64
Paul Pogba Manchester United 27 2293 11 9 87 40 13.36 4.06 17.42 -2.58
Anthony Martial Manchester United 21 1309 9 2 30 30 5.49 3 8.49 -2.51
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 4 192 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 29 1240 6 1 31 6 3.89 0.72 4.61 -2.39
Ross Barkley Chelsea 23 1030 3 4 34 17 2.59 2.05 4.64 -2.36
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2019.03.11 13:01 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW30: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW30:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Raheem Sterling 2.08 3.04
Romelu Lukaku 2.04 4.24
Sadio Mané 1.99 2.96
Jamie Vardy 1.91 2.69
Ryan Fraser 1.9 2.05
Oumar Niasse 1.85 1.88
Riyad Mahrez 1.8 2.86
Víctor Camarasa 1.77 2.17
Ayoze Pérez 1.69 2.63
Roberto Firmino 1.65 1.77
Marcus Rashford 1.53 1.96
Callum Wilson 1.44 1.44
Josh Murphy 1.39 1.39
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1.38 4.06
Bernardo Silva 1.34 2.8
Harry Kane 1.26 2.59
Nathan Redmond 1.24 1.59
Trent Alexander-Arnold 1.2 2.85
Youri Tielemans 1.04 1.83
Luka Milivojevic 0.99 1.14
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 30 2569 17 7 99 56 17.75 8.69 26.44
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 29 2220 17 4 75 27 18.68 4.13 22.8
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 27 2159 15 9 57 55 12.54 9.91 22.45
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 26 1960 18 6 95 25 17.52 3.78 21.29
Harry Kane Tottenham 26 2257 17 4 93 29 15.2 4.54 19.74
Eden Hazard Chelsea 28 2253 13 11 73 74 10.25 7.94 18.2
Paul Pogba Manchester United 27 2293 11 9 87 40 13.36 4.06 17.42
Jamie Vardy Leicester 26 2020 12 4 55 21 13.73 3.47 17.2
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 2494 12 6 89 36 11.57 5.34 16.9
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 29 2198 11 4 61 32 12.01 4.64 16.65
David Silva Manchester City 26 1916 6 6 46 59 7.86 8.36 16.22
Sadio Mané Liverpool 28 2380 16 1 67 31 12.07 3.37 15.44
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 22 1834 11 6 46 27 10.57 4.85 15.42
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 30 2655 10 2 102 26 12.02 2.34 14.35
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 30 2487 6 10 34 66 3.49 10.65 14.14
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 29 2288 5 6 41 53 6.74 7.34 14.08
Ashley Barnes Burnley 29 1676 9 2 52 17 11.4 2.59 13.99
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 26 1820 9 6 65 27 9.6 4.3 13.9
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 27 1768 12 0 50 17 12.05 1.68 13.74
Joshua King Bournemouth 27 2320 9 3 55 30 10.07 3.58 13.66
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 23 831 6 2 36 17 9.71 2.54 12.25 4.25
David Silva Manchester City 26 1916 6 6 46 59 7.86 8.36 16.22 4.22
Joe Ralls Cardiff 24 1691 0 0 21 30 1.31 2.82 4.12 4.12
Oumar Niasse Everton 12 602 0 0 16 5 3.09 0.75 3.84 3.84
Isaac Success Watford 24 938 1 0 25 19 2.86 1.8 4.66 3.66
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.12 4.5 7.62 3.62
Sean Morrison Cardiff 26 2323 0 3 23 18 3.32 3.01 6.32 3.32
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.14 1.14 3.28 3.28
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 10 502 0 0 20 5 2.71 0.43 3.14 3.14
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 29 2288 5 6 41 53 6.74 7.34 14.08 3.08
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 30 2662 1 2 39 31 1.97 4.03 6 3
Ashley Barnes Burnley 29 1676 9 2 52 17 11.4 2.59 13.99 2.99
Theo Walcott Everton 29 1933 3 2 33 20 5.19 2.78 7.97 2.97
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 21 1175 0 0 24 14 1.37 1.55 2.92 2.92
Nathan Redmond Southampton 30 2610 3 2 51 39 4.95 2.94 7.89 2.89
Callum Paterson Cardiff 27 1987 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.87 7.82 2.82
Chicharito West Ham 21 1129 5 1 35 4 7.55 1.23 8.77 2.77
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 14 661 1 0 18 21 0.82 2.86 3.68 2.68
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 28 2499 1 0 25 8 2.63 0.9 3.54 2.54
Ben Davies Tottenham 19 1361 0 0 8 14 0.29 2.23 2.52 2.52
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 24 1636 11 5 57 23 6.84 3.11 9.95 -6.05
Eden Hazard Chelsea 28 2253 13 11 73 74 10.25 7.94 18.2 -5.8
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 29 1968 12 7 63 24 10.27 3.38 13.65 -5.35
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 27 2052 5 9 53 50 3.87 5.57 9.44 -4.56
José Holebas Watford 24 2075 3 6 14 32 0.55 4.07 4.63 -4.37
Leroy Sané Manchester City 25 1530 8 9 44 34 6.28 6.91 13.19 -3.81
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 25 1147 3 6 25 22 3.3 2.21 5.52 -3.48
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 2338 1 7 14 59 0.38 4.69 5.06 -2.94
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 26 1960 18 6 95 25 17.52 3.78 21.29 -2.71
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.02 1.28 5.3 -2.7
Anthony Knockaert Brighton 24 1450 2 6 24 29 1.77 3.55 5.32 -2.68
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 28 1150 6 1 28 6 3.61 0.72 4.33 -2.67
Shane Duffy Brighton 26 2277 5 1 29 4 3.19 0.17 3.36 -2.64
Paul Pogba Manchester United 27 2293 11 9 87 40 13.36 4.06 17.42 -2.58
Ross Barkley Chelsea 22 964 3 4 31 16 2.47 1.97 4.44 -2.56
Anthony Martial Manchester United 21 1309 9 2 30 30 5.49 3 8.49 -2.51
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 4 192 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Johann Berg Gudmundsson Burnley 23 1539 3 5 28 34 2.39 3.36 5.75 -2.25
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2019.03.09 15:30 CommunistPacman Match Thread: Newcastle United v Everton [Premier League]

NEWCASTLE v EVERTON

Premier League - Matchweek 30
📅 Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Kick Off: 15:00 GMT
🏟️ Venue: St. James’ Park
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Lascelles (c) Zouma
Lejeune Digne
Ritchie Gomes
Hayden Gueye
Ki Sigurdsson (c)
Almiron Richarlison
Perez Bernard
Rondon Calvert-Lewin
 
Newcastle Subs Everton Subs
Darlow Stek
Manquillo Mina
Dummett Davies
Kenedy Schneiderlin
Shelvey Walcott
Diamé Lookman
Joselu Tosun
Match Facts:
  • Everton have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Newcastle, with that defeat coming in December 2014.
 
  • No PL fixture has had more penalty goals than this one's 18.
 
  • Theo Walcott has been involved in more PL goals against Newcastle than against any other opponent, having struck five times and added five assists.
 
  • January signing Miguel Almiron is creating three chances per 90 minutes on average for his team-mates, more than any other Newcastle player.
Recent Meetings
Date Result
05 2018 2018 Everton 1 - 1 Newcastle
23 April 2014 Everton 1 - 0 Newcastle
13 December 2017 Newcastle 0 - 1 Everton
03 February 2016 Everton 3 -0 Newcastle
26 December 2015 Newcastle 0 - 1 Everton
Last 5 Games
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W - Huddersfield (H) L - Watford (H)
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2019.03.04 12:57 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW29: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW29:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Alexandre Lacazette 1.73 3.51
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1.64 2.8
Raúl Jiménez 1.63 2.66
Romelu Lukaku 1.24 2.34
Ashley Barnes 1.17 2.45
Leander Dendoncker 1.01 1.03
Alex Iwobi 0.91 1.24
Gonzalo Higuaín 0.9 1.08
Salomón Rondón 0.88 2.68
Diogo Jota 0.87 1.26
Troy Deeney 0.83 2.17
Rúben Vinagre 0.83 0.83
Aaron Ramsey 0.82 0.82
Anthony Knockaert 0.8 1.11
Harry Kane 0.76 1.75
Paul Pogba 0.76 1.46
Mark Noble 0.76 0.85
Chicharito 0.72 1.79
Aleksandar Mitrovic 0.7 1.47
Chris Wood 0.69 0.97
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 29 2479 17 7 94 53 17.63 8.45 26.08
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 28 2137 16 4 71 26 17.71 3.72 21.43
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 25 1879 18 6 92 25 17.1 3.78 20.88
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 26 2093 12 8 52 52 11.25 9.12 20.37
Harry Kane Tottenham 25 2167 16 4 85 27 14.08 4.4 18.48
Eden Hazard Chelsea 27 2163 12 11 72 72 10.22 7.85 18.07
Paul Pogba Manchester United 26 2203 11 9 85 39 13.28 4.04 17.32
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 2404 11 6 88 36 10.98 5.2 16.19
David Silva Manchester City 25 1826 6 5 44 56 7.48 7.9 15.38
Jamie Vardy Leicester 25 1930 10 3 51 19 12.43 2.86 15.3
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 28 2108 9 4 58 32 10.38 4.63 15.01
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 29 2565 10 2 100 26 12.33 2.34 14.67
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 21 1744 10 5 44 26 9.56 4.42 13.98
Ashley Barnes Burnley 28 1587 9 2 52 17 11.4 2.58 13.98
Sadio Mané Liverpool 27 2290 14 1 62 28 10.32 3.13 13.45
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 28 1879 12 6 58 23 9.96 3.37 13.33
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 29 2364 11 3 65 50 8.69 4.42 13.11
Joshua King Bournemouth 26 2230 9 3 52 29 9.39 3.55 12.95
Leroy Sané Manchester City 24 1506 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91
Troy Deeney Watford 26 2165 8 4 52 33 8.51 4.3 12.82
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
David Silva Manchester City 25 1826 6 5 44 56 7.48 7.9 15.38 4.38
Joe Ralls Cardiff 23 1673 0 0 21 30 1.3 2.82 4.13 4.13
Isaac Success Watford 23 871 1 0 25 19 3.15 1.79 4.94 3.94
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.1 4.79 7.89 3.89
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 22 822 6 2 35 17 8.98 2.54 11.52 3.52
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.12 1.12 3.24 3.24
Sean Morrison Cardiff 25 2233 0 3 24 17 3.36 2.81 6.17 3.17
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 9 491 0 0 20 5 2.69 0.43 3.12 3.12
Ashley Barnes Burnley 28 1587 9 2 52 17 11.4 2.58 13.98 2.98
Theo Walcott Everton 28 1932 3 2 33 20 5.19 2.78 7.97 2.97
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 29 2572 1 2 39 30 1.95 3.9 5.85 2.85
Chicharito West Ham 20 1039 5 1 35 4 7.61 1.23 8.84 2.84
Ayoze Pérez Newcastle United 28 2223 4 1 36 36 4.42 3.27 7.68 2.68
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 29 2565 10 2 100 26 12.33 2.34 14.67 2.67
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 21 1175 0 0 24 14 1.37 1.3 2.67 2.67
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 14 661 1 0 18 21 0.82 2.84 3.66 2.66
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 27 2409 1 0 22 8 2.58 0.9 3.48 2.48
Ben Davies Tottenham 18 1354 0 0 8 14 0.29 2.13 2.43 2.43
Joe Bryan Fulham 19 1554 0 1 14 14 0.36 3.03 3.39 2.39
Willian Chelsea 26 1766 3 4 50 63 3.78 5.58 9.36 2.36
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 23 1619 11 5 57 23 6.74 3.19 9.93 -6.07
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 26 1962 5 9 50 46 3.82 5.09 8.91 -5.09
Eden Hazard Chelsea 27 2163 12 11 72 72 10.22 7.85 18.07 -4.93
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 28 1879 12 6 58 23 9.96 3.37 13.33 -4.67
José Holebas Watford 24 2075 3 6 14 32 0.56 4.05 4.61 -4.39
Leroy Sané Manchester City 24 1506 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91 -4.09
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 24 1057 3 6 23 22 3.09 2.22 5.31 -3.69
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 25 1879 18 6 92 25 17.1 3.78 20.88 -3.12
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 2248 1 7 14 58 0.38 4.64 5.01 -2.99
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.01 1.28 5.29 -2.71
Paul Pogba Manchester United 26 2203 11 9 85 39 13.28 4.04 17.32 -2.68
Shane Duffy Brighton 25 2187 5 1 29 4 3.19 0.17 3.36 -2.64
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 25 1730 9 6 61 24 9.09 3.29 12.37 -2.63
Anthony Martial Manchester United 20 1293 9 2 30 30 5.49 2.99 8.48 -2.52
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 3 102 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Ricardo Pereira Leicester 26 2319 2 4 21 26 0.79 2.88 3.66 -2.34
Ross Barkley Chelsea 22 964 3 4 31 16 2.71 1.97 4.68 -2.32
Zanka Huddersfield 23 2061 3 1 8 8 1.48 0.39 1.88 -2.12
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2019.02.28 13:22 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW28: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW28:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
David Silva 1.66 2.11
Trent Alexander-Arnold 1.47 1.86
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 1.25 2.78
Bernardo Silva 1.14 2.34
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1.04 1.16
Steve Mounie 1.01 1.01
Sergio Agüero 0.98 3.39
Kevin De Bruyne 0.97 1.91
Sadio Mané 0.96 1.66
Virgil van Dijk 0.96 0.96
Romelu Lukaku 0.95 1.15
Mesut Özil 0.93 1.06
Jeffrey Schlupp 0.91 1.04
Andros Townsend 0.89 1.25
James Ward-Prowse 0.77 0.97
Matej Vydra 0.72 0.72
Demarai Gray 0.7 1.16
Pascal Groß 0.65 1.03
Glenn Murray 0.64 0.7
James Tarkowski 0.64 0.69
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 28 2389 17 7 92 52 17.03 8.44 25.47
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24 1789 18 6 87 24 16.77 3.76 20.53
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 25 2003 12 8 49 51 11.03 9 20.03
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 27 2104 16 4 68 26 16.07 3.72 19.79
Harry Kane Tottenham 24 2077 15 4 84 27 13.32 4.4 17.72
Eden Hazard Chelsea 26 2087 12 10 67 69 9.9 7.69 17.59
Paul Pogba Manchester United 25 2113 11 9 84 39 12.52 4.04 16.56
David Silva Manchester City 24 1736 6 4 43 52 7.38 7.72 15.11
Jamie Vardy Leicester 24 1845 9 3 50 19 12.14 2.86 15
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 27 2082 9 4 57 32 10.25 4.63 14.88
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 2314 10 5 85 32 10 4.56 14.56
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 21 1744 10 5 44 26 9.56 4.42 13.98
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 28 2475 10 2 96 25 11.67 2.3 13.97
Sadio Mané Liverpool 26 2205 14 1 62 28 10.32 3.13 13.45
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 28 2274 11 3 65 49 8.69 4.39 13.08
Joshua King Bournemouth 25 2140 9 3 52 29 9.39 3.55 12.95
Leroy Sané Manchester City 24 1506 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91
Ashley Barnes Burnley 27 1497 8 2 46 16 10.3 2.51 12.82
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 27 2108 5 6 37 50 5.62 6.8 12.41
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 28 2307 5 9 33 63 3.11 9.13 12.24
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
David Silva Manchester City 24 1736 6 4 43 52 7.38 7.72 15.11 5.11
Joe Ralls Cardiff 22 1583 0 0 18 27 1.24 2.75 3.99 3.99
Isaac Success Watford 23 871 1 0 25 19 3.15 1.79 4.94 3.94
Pascal Groß Brighton 19 1390 2 2 21 42 3.1 4.79 7.89 3.89
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 21 821 6 2 35 17 8.98 2.54 11.52 3.52
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.12 1.12 3.24 3.24
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 8 485 0 0 20 5 2.69 0.43 3.12 3.12
Sean Morrison Cardiff 24 2143 0 3 21 17 3.3 2.81 6.11 3.11
Jamie Vardy Leicester 24 1845 9 3 50 19 12.14 2.86 15 3
Theo Walcott Everton 27 1872 3 2 32 20 5.15 2.78 7.93 2.93
Ashley Barnes Burnley 27 1497 8 2 46 16 10.3 2.51 12.82 2.82
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 28 2482 1 2 37 30 1.86 3.9 5.76 2.76
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 20 1169 0 0 23 13 1.33 1.17 2.5 2.5
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 26 2319 1 0 22 8 2.58 0.9 3.48 2.48
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 13 615 1 0 17 18 0.81 2.66 3.47 2.47
Ben Davies Tottenham 18 1354 0 0 8 14 0.29 2.13 2.43 2.43
Joe Bryan Fulham 18 1464 0 1 11 14 0.29 3.03 3.32 2.32
Jürgen Locadia Brighton 21 1011 2 0 25 12 3.27 0.95 4.23 2.23
Callum Paterson Cardiff 25 1961 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.26 7.21 2.21
Alex Pritchard Huddersfield 22 1532 1 0 35 22 1.87 1.32 3.19 2.19
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 22 1539 11 5 56 23 6.73 3.19 9.92 -6.08
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 25 1872 5 9 47 46 3.29 5.09 8.39 -5.61
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 27 1822 12 5 56 22 9 2.6 11.6 -5.4
Eden Hazard Chelsea 26 2087 12 10 67 69 9.9 7.69 17.59 -4.41
José Holebas Watford 23 1985 3 6 14 32 0.56 4.05 4.61 -4.39
Leroy Sané Manchester City 24 1506 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91 -4.09
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 23 984 2 6 22 21 2.32 2.17 4.49 -3.51
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24 1789 18 6 87 24 16.77 3.76 20.53 -3.47
Paul Pogba Manchester United 25 2113 11 9 84 39 12.52 4.04 16.56 -3.44
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 24 1640 9 6 57 24 8.66 3.29 11.94 -3.06
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 2229 1 7 14 57 0.38 4.6 4.98 -3.02
Shane Duffy Brighton 24 2097 5 1 26 4 3.02 0.17 3.19 -2.81
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.01 1.28 5.29 -2.71
Ross Barkley Chelsea 21 884 3 4 30 13 2.67 1.77 4.45 -2.55
Anthony Martial Manchester United 20 1293 9 2 30 30 5.49 2.99 8.48 -2.52
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 3 102 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Ricardo Pereira Leicester 25 2229 2 4 21 25 0.79 2.86 3.65 -2.35
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Arsenal 17 1069 6 4 34 22 4.12 3.74 7.86 -2.14
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2019.02.25 13:04 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW27: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Quick notes following GW27:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Gerard Deulofeu 2.02 2.1
Joshua King 2.01 2.22
Alexandre Lacazette 1.55 2.34
Salomón Rondón 1.51 1.89
Troy Deeney 1.23 2.09
Robert Snodgrass 1.22 1.98
Isaac Hayden 1.13 1.33
Angelo Ogbonna 1.13 1.13
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 1.1 1.53
Chicharito 1.07 1.49
Ryan Babel 1.01 1.74
Raúl Jiménez 0.91 2.48
Miguel Almirón 0.9 NA
Abdoulaye Doucouré 0.81 0.85
Sead Kolasinac 0.79 0.92
Luka Milivojevic 0.78 1.93
Johann Berg Gudmundsson 0.71 1.07
Ashley Barnes 0.7 3.74
Sol Bamba 0.68 0.9
Wilfried Zaha 0.66 1.43
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 27 2299 17 7 88 52 16.76 8.44 25.19
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23 1703 17 6 84 22 15.88 3.66 19.54
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 24 1969 12 8 46 51 10.41 9 19.41
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 26 2031 15 4 64 25 15.17 3.58 18.75
Eden Hazard Chelsea 25 2026 12 10 67 68 9.9 7.64 17.53
Harry Kane Tottenham 23 1987 15 4 81 24 12.84 4.32 17.15
Paul Pogba Manchester United 24 2023 11 8 81 37 12.28 3.86 16.14
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 27 2082 9 4 57 32 10.25 4.63 14.88
Jamie Vardy Leicester 23 1755 8 3 46 18 11.66 2.85 14.51
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 2232 10 5 84 32 9.88 4.56 14.44
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 21 1744 10 5 44 26 9.56 4.42 13.98
David Silva Manchester City 23 1646 6 4 40 49 6.19 7.26 13.45
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 27 2385 10 2 93 24 11.15 2.19 13.35
Leroy Sané Manchester City 23 1448 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91
Joshua King Bournemouth 24 2050 9 3 49 27 9.29 3.4 12.69
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 27 2185 9 3 63 48 8.23 4.35 12.58
Sadio Mané Liverpool 25 2126 12 1 58 28 9.36 3.13 12.48
Ashley Barnes Burnley 26 1424 8 2 45 15 10.28 1.95 12.23
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 27 2225 5 9 31 62 2.98 9.11 12.09
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 23 1628 9 6 57 24 8.66 3.29 11.94
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Joe Ralls Cardiff 22 1583 0 0 18 27 1.24 2.75 3.99 3.99
Isaac Success Watford 23 871 1 0 25 19 3.15 1.79 4.94 3.94
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 21 821 6 2 35 17 8.98 2.54 11.52 3.52
Jamie Vardy Leicester 23 1755 8 3 46 18 11.66 2.85 14.51 3.51
David Silva Manchester City 23 1646 6 4 40 49 6.19 7.26 13.45 3.45
Pascal Groß Brighton 18 1338 2 2 20 40 3.08 4.16 7.24 3.24
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 15 696 0 0 19 15 2.12 1.12 3.24 3.24
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 7 474 0 0 19 5 2.68 0.43 3.11 3.11
Sean Morrison Cardiff 23 2053 0 3 21 16 3.3 2.75 6.04 3.04
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 27 2398 1 2 36 29 1.83 3.87 5.7 2.7
Theo Walcott Everton 26 1789 3 2 28 19 4.9 2.64 7.55 2.55
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 20 1169 0 0 23 13 1.33 1.17 2.5 2.5
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 25 2229 1 0 22 8 2.58 0.9 3.48 2.48
Joe Bryan Fulham 17 1374 0 1 11 14 0.29 3.03 3.32 2.32
Ashley Barnes Burnley 26 1424 8 2 45 15 10.28 1.95 12.23 2.23
Sead Kolasinac Arsenal 16 1389 0 4 6 26 0.31 5.92 6.23 2.23
Callum Paterson Cardiff 24 1941 4 1 41 23 4.95 2.26 7.21 2.21
Jürgen Locadia Brighton 20 989 2 0 24 12 3.23 0.95 4.19 2.19
Laurent Depoitre Huddersfield 23 1039 0 1 30 9 2.67 0.45 3.12 2.12
Chicharito West Ham 19 964 5 1 31 4 6.89 1.23 8.12 2.12
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 21 1458 11 5 55 23 6.68 3.19 9.87 -6.13
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 24 1782 5 9 46 46 3.28 5.09 8.37 -5.63
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 26 1798 11 5 54 22 8.77 2.6 11.37 -4.63
Eden Hazard Chelsea 25 2026 12 10 67 68 9.9 7.64 17.53 -4.47
José Holebas Watford 23 1985 3 6 14 32 0.56 4.05 4.61 -4.39
Leroy Sané Manchester City 23 1448 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91 -4.09
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 23 984 2 6 22 21 2.32 2.17 4.49 -3.51
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23 1703 17 6 84 22 15.88 3.66 19.54 -3.46
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 2160 1 7 14 53 0.38 4.37 4.75 -3.25
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 23 1628 9 6 57 24 8.66 3.29 11.94 -3.06
Shane Duffy Brighton 23 2007 5 1 23 4 2.85 0.17 3.01 -2.99
Paul Pogba Manchester United 24 2023 11 8 81 37 12.28 3.86 16.14 -2.86
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 21 1009 6 2 25 18 4.01 1.28 5.29 -2.71
Ross Barkley Chelsea 21 884 3 4 30 13 2.67 1.77 4.45 -2.55
Anthony Martial Manchester United 20 1293 9 2 30 30 5.49 2.99 8.48 -2.52
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 3 102 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Ricardo Pereira Leicester 24 2139 2 4 20 25 0.77 2.86 3.63 -2.37
Zanka Huddersfield 23 2061 3 1 8 8 1.48 0.39 1.88 -2.12
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2019.02.19 10:54 razzic Expected Stats Review – GW26: Top Performers, Underperformers and Overperformers

Hello, and welcome back to this Gameweek’s Expected Stats Review.
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Season to date. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
TL;DR: Visual summary – Last 5 GWs. (Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards)
 
Apologies again for the delayed run of this post. A lot has happened since GW26 passed – Champions League and FA Cup rounds most notably – but I’m sure it will not have been forgotten by FPL managers. Aguero owners will surely never forget this GW25-26 span, non-owners probably too but for entirely different reasons.
Please note that due to the time constraints around the GW25 post, the data below includes the delayed GW25 game between Manchester City and Everton, which inevitably inflate the GW data below for players on those teams.
 
Other notes following GW26:
 
Before we dive into this week’s numbers: For all questions regarding the nature and usefulness of ‘expected’ stats and the data here, please see my original post.
The TL;DR is: ‘expected’ stats are useful and strongly associated with actual performance but should be just one input to your FPL evaluations. Don't make any FPL decisions purely based on this. Go explore the full 'expected' stats data. Combine your analysis with other statistics. Make qualitative assessments of on-the-pitch performance, form and fixtures, use bookmaker odds, etc.
As always, the data is from understat. And as always, thoughts and feedback is very welcome.
 
For more thoughts and discussion, find me on Twitter @wiscostretford. My FPL team, by the way, is here.
 
 
Now, on to the stats for the season so far:
 
Last GW’s Top Performers
The ‘last GW’s top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A) in the last GW only.
 
Player ChangeThisGW Last3GWs
Sergio Agüero 2.4 5.01
Jamie Vardy 1.85 2.67
Raheem Sterling 1.75 3.01
Ashley Barnes 1.53 3.44
Roberto Firmino 1.5 1.74
Charlie Austin 1.35 1.35
Gabriel Jesus 1.33 1.4
Bernardo Silva 1.2 1.61
Patrick van Aanholt 1.05 1.3
James McArthur 1.01 1.14
Ricardo Pereira 1.01 1.09
Kevin De Bruyne 0.93 1.42
Mohamed Salah 0.91 1.29
Paul Pogba 0.88 2.71
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 0.86 0.86
Aleksandar Mitrovic 0.85 3.04
Adama Traoré 0.82 0.82
Adama Diakhaby 0.82 1.24
Wilfried Zaha 0.78 1.03
Willy Boly 0.78 0.78
 
Overall Top Performers
The ‘overall top performers’ stats tells us which players have performed the best in terms of combined expected goals and assists (xG+A).
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 26 2215 17 7 87 52 16.61 8.44 25.05
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23 1703 17 6 84 22 15.88 3.66 19.54
Raheem Sterling Manchester City 24 1969 12 8 46 51 10.41 9 19.41
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 25 2018 15 4 63 25 15.04 3.58 18.62
Eden Hazard Chelsea 25 2026 12 10 67 68 9.9 7.64 17.53
Harry Kane Tottenham 22 1897 14 4 77 23 12.46 4.27 16.73
Paul Pogba Manchester United 23 1933 11 8 79 36 12.05 3.81 15.86
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 26 2052 9 4 57 32 10.25 4.63 14.88
Jamie Vardy Leicester 22 1665 8 3 45 16 11.62 2.76 14.38
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 21 1744 10 5 44 26 9.56 4.42 13.98
Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 2142 9 5 81 32 8.97 4.56 13.53
David Silva Manchester City 23 1646 6 4 40 49 6.19 7.26 13.45
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 26 2295 10 2 91 24 11.01 2.19 13.2
Leroy Sané Manchester City 23 1448 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91
Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton 27 2185 9 3 63 48 8.23 4.35 12.58
Sadio Mané Liverpool 24 2036 12 1 58 28 9.36 3.13 12.48
Ryan Fraser Bournemouth 26 2135 5 9 31 60 2.98 9.03 12.01
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 22 1538 9 6 55 23 8.58 3.27 11.85
Ashley Barnes Burnley 25 1334 7 2 42 15 9.59 1.95 11.54
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 21 821 6 2 35 17 8.98 2.54 11.52
 
Overall Underperformers
‘Overall underperformers’ indicates players with lower actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to bad luck or lacking skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Isaac Success Watford 23 871 1 0 25 19 3.15 1.79 4.94 3.94
Joe Ralls Cardiff 21 1514 0 0 17 23 1.21 2.65 3.86 3.86
Troy Deeney Watford 23 1911 5 2 45 29 6.83 3.82 10.65 3.65
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 21 821 6 2 35 17 8.98 2.54 11.52 3.52
David Silva Manchester City 23 1646 6 4 40 49 6.19 7.26 13.45 3.45
Jamie Vardy Leicester 22 1665 8 3 45 16 11.62 2.76 14.38 3.38
Pascal Groß Brighton 18 1338 2 2 20 40 3.08 4.16 7.24 3.24
Mohamed Elyounoussi Southampton 14 673 0 0 18 15 2.1 1.12 3.22 3.22
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 7 474 0 0 19 5 2.68 0.43 3.11 3.11
Sean Morrison Cardiff 22 1963 0 3 20 16 3.26 2.75 6 3
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace 26 2308 1 2 36 29 1.83 3.87 5.7 2.7
Theo Walcott Everton 26 1789 3 2 28 19 4.9 2.64 7.55 2.55
Ashley Barnes Burnley 25 1334 7 2 42 15 9.59 1.95 11.54 2.54
Christian Atsu Newcastle United 19 1162 0 0 23 13 1.33 1.17 2.5 2.5
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea 25 2229 1 0 22 8 2.58 0.9 3.48 2.48
Joe Bryan Fulham 16 1284 0 1 11 14 0.29 3.03 3.32 2.32
Jürgen Locadia Brighton 20 989 2 0 24 12 3.23 0.95 4.19 2.19
Ayoze Pérez Newcastle United 25 1954 3 1 28 29 3.47 2.61 6.08 2.08
Rachid Ghezzal Leicester 16 666 1 0 19 15 1.37 1.7 3.07 2.07
Chicharito West Ham 18 898 4 1 28 4 5.82 1.23 7.05 2.05
 
Overall Overperformers
‘Overall overperformers’ indicates players with higher actual returns (G+A) than expected returns (xG+A) to date. This might be due to good luck or exceptional skill. The top 20 are shown below.
 
Player Team Apps Min Goals Assists Shots Key passes xG xA xG+A Difference
Son Heung-Min Tottenham 20 1370 11 5 54 20 6.66 3.1 9.75 -6.25
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 23 1692 5 9 43 44 3.14 5.02 8.16 -5.84
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 25 1708 10 5 49 22 7.22 2.6 9.82 -5.18
Eden Hazard Chelsea 25 2026 12 10 67 68 9.9 7.64 17.53 -4.47
José Holebas Watford 23 1985 3 6 14 32 0.56 4.05 4.61 -4.39
Leroy Sané Manchester City 23 1448 8 9 42 34 6 6.91 12.91 -4.09
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 22 919 2 6 22 21 2.32 2.17 4.49 -3.51
Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23 1703 17 6 84 22 15.88 3.66 19.54 -3.46
João Moutinho Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 2070 1 7 14 49 0.38 4.2 4.58 -3.42
Marcus Rashford Manchester United 22 1538 9 6 55 23 8.58 3.27 11.85 -3.15
Paul Pogba Manchester United 23 1933 11 8 79 36 12.05 3.81 15.86 -3.14
Shane Duffy Brighton 23 2007 5 1 23 4 2.85 0.17 3.01 -2.99
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 9 810 0 5 6 12 0.21 2.05 2.26 -2.74
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool 20 996 6 2 25 18 4.01 1.28 5.29 -2.71
Ross Barkley Chelsea 21 884 3 4 30 13 2.67 1.77 4.45 -2.55
Anthony Martial Manchester United 20 1293 9 2 30 30 5.49 2.99 8.48 -2.52
Ciaran Clark Newcastle United 11 850 3 0 7 2 0.47 0.05 0.52 -2.48
Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham 3 102 0 3 1 3 0.33 0.23 0.56 -2.44
Ricardo Pereira Leicester 23 2049 2 4 20 24 0.77 2.83 3.6 -2.4
Zanka Huddersfield 22 1971 3 1 8 8 1.48 0.39 1.88 -2.12
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