Here’s our fantasy premier league forwards GW20 article where we give our forward player rankings for GW20. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league forwards GW20 – player rankings for forwards
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Important note before going further
The first schedule ranks players by their NON penalty underlying stats and expected assists converted to FPL points in GW1-19 . Those who have taken penalties or are expected to be the penalty taker have an * next to their name
The form gives their ranking from the season/last 10 gameweeks/ last 5 gameweeks
Then there’s there fixture ease ranking and then there value for money rating.
The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 (expected goals) and xA90 (expected assists) plus their shots per 90 and key passes per 90 and their average minutes played (when they appear) over the season.
There’s no anytime goalscorer odds at the minute.
Player values and PPMs are as of Friday 22 January.
The schedule ranked by forwards NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-19
Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like. 600 mins needed to qualify. Underlying Stats are from the free site understat.com and are only after Wednesdays game.
A few players worth commenting on
Players not in the schedule
A couple of players not in the schedule as they haven’t met the minutes threshold are Giroud and Cavani
Not in due to injury doubts are Vardy 4, Welbeck 15, Jimenez 20, McBurnie 23 and Grant 31
Not in due to gametime risk are Abraham 16, Mitrovic 22, Benteke 24, Werner 7, Maupay 14, Brewster 29, Joelinton 32 and Ayew 33. As they are rated as a gametime risk there rankings will be affected by average minutes
While dropping deep is affecting the quality of his shooting opportunities if not the quality his ability to create chances for others has massively mitigated that. No forward in the schedule has a better xA90 or KP90. Difficult fixture v Liverpool next though. GW23 v WBA is where he becomes a problem not owning
Pretty much ticking every box except a bit of a recent drop off which culminated in him not taking a shot in a game for the first time this season v Brighton.
Leeds and Palace in the next 3 is a good set of fixtures. Has fared quite well in the underlying stats rankings and had a decent penalty boost. It’s just how sustainable it is when Newcastle are 19th in shots per game and 19th in total xG. Wilson is also shooting and producing key passes at less than 2 per 90 which is poor for an FPL midfielder let alone a forward.
Returned with a bang with 2 goals in both DGW19 fixtures. Good underlying stats hampered by his average minutes which may or may not be an ongoing issue. Certainly the sale of Haller would suggest someone has confidence in him unless it was just a case of the hierarchy wanting to cut their losses.
With WBA and Sheffield next and De Bruyne out those scrambling for alternatives might be tempted by Jesus. However it’s impossible to overstate how bad he’s been. He’s been terrible. However if you went back in time to review the 19/20 season you’d say this guy could easily be as good as Aguero. Now he isn’t even an Iheanacho. He hasn’t hit his average xG90 of last season even once this season. To get him you have to think that the old Jesus is there someone still waiting to appear
Giroud and Cavani
Both these old timers are putting up incredible underlying stats but both have quite a bit of gametime risk attached. If you’re going to gamble on Cavani this week vs Sheffield has to be the time or else wait for the WBA Newcastle double in GW24/25. Giroud is an injury doubt as well but if not this week its a 23/24 gamble. The FA Cup this weekend may give further clues for next Wednesdays PL matches
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks
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