17 Aug. 2017

GW2 Top Five Key Players

Although the solitary point in gameweek one would suggest otherwise, Kane (12.5), was the most active of the power-four attackers (displayed in the infographic below), managing more shots (six), more shots inside the box (five), and joint most penalty area actions (dribbles or passes, in or out of the box) (two), when compared to Agüero (11.5), Lukaku (11.5) and Jesus (10.5).

18 May 2017

GW38 Top Five Key Players

Coutinho (8.5) looks back to his scintillating best, after taking a while to find his feet after a Malleolar injury side-lined him for seven games mid-season. It is now six goals and two assists in his last eight games, having only managed a solitary goal in his previous nine encounters.

4 May 2017

GW36 & GW37 Top Five Key Players

This time last year, Hazard (10.5), was receiving endless amounts of stick across sporting media for looking increasingly disinterested. Accusations were full-flow that the Belgium was even feigning injury, such was the despondency around Stamford Bridge. By golly, how a year can drastically change impressions. The hugely talented midfielder is now sitting on 15 goals and nine assists for the season, topping his previous best goal-tally of 14 in a Premier League season with four games to play.

27 April 2017

GW35 Top Five Key Players

Coutinho’s (8.5) form across the last six gameweeks have propelled him to the front of our minds, and with the other five “top six” teams coming into gameweek 35 off the back of very packed schedules, we thought it was only right to make Philippe our headline pick having had 11 days of rest and no risk of rotation. Over the last six gameweeks the lively South-American has attempted 22 shots at goal, more than Son (7.3) 21, Sigurdsson (7.5) 20, Firmino (8.7) 15 and Alli (9.2) 14.

20 April 2017

GW34 Top Five Key Players

The words "frustratingly bad" have rarely looked out of place when describing Benteke over the course of the last two seasons, but the Belgium is finally beginning to turn things around for club and country with a fine spell of recent form. Timely, with this week's double-gameweek. Many FPL manager's attentions of late have been directed towards Zaha (6.0) and Middlesbrough defenders. However, only Agüero (12.8) can better Benteke’s goals scored in the last four gameweeks with four. But, the Belgium matches Agüero’s goal involvement when including his solitary assist, meaning that the two of them are standouts with four contributions each.

13 April 2017

GW33 Top Five Key Players

Lukaku (10.4) has played at home five times over the last ten gameweeks and has averaged a ginormous 13.6 points per game, helped by his impressive game averages which consist of 2.8 shots on target, 2.0 goals and 0.4 assists. Numbers that Ibrahimovic (11.4), Aguero (12.8) and Kane (11.3) cannot compete with.

6 April 2017

GW32 Top Five Key Players

Agüero (12.7) featured as part of our gameweek 30 & 31 Top Five Key player picks, and with a solid return of 15 points from two tough away fixtures versus Arsenal and Chelsea, this is a no-brainer. Agüero has been the most active striker across FPL when it comes to shots on target over the season, averaging a shot on target every 50.8 minutes versus Kane (11.2) with 52.2 minutes, Ibrahimovic (11.4) 56.6 minutes, and Lukaku (10.4) 64 minutes.

30 March 2017

GW30 & GW31 Top Five Key Players

We look to Alli (8.9) to step up as our headline pick for gameweek 30, in the absence of Kane (11.2). The young Englishman has attempted an effort on goal every 34.2 minutes, which betters both Hazard’s (10.2), 40.3 minutes and Mane’s (9.8), 40.6 minutes. Other than Sánchez (11.6) who has scored 18 goals this season (predominantly playing from a lone-forward position), Alli has scored the second highest total of goals across the midfield, with 14. In his last three league games he has scored three and assisted one. Sandwiched in the middle of that was an Emirates FA Cup game where he also scored and assisted one. So, it looks like he is back to his hot-streak which spanned from gameweek 17 to gameweek 22.

16 March 2017

GW29 Top Five Key Players

Lukaku (10.2) is now the most owned player across live teams. The powerful young forward sits in 62.8% of sides and like all good trends, there is a solid foundation behind the rise in his popularity. Lukaku has scored seven goals and one assist in the last six gameweeks with only the suspended Ibrahimovic (11.5) and the mercurial Benteke (7.0) managing more shots with 19 a piece to Lukaku's 18 over that timeframe. Lukaku is predicted to score 6.2 points according to our Fix algorithm and no other striker comes close for gameweek 29.

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