FPL GW17 – Fantasy Stats and Preview

Liverpool maintain their sensational 8-point lead as they head into their final game before their venture to Qatar. City have yet another tough away match at Arsenal while red hot Leicester have an relatively straightforward home game against Norwich.

We run through the stats, game by game, for every game in GW17.

(all statistics pertain to Premier League only, unless otherwise stated)


  • This is Liverpool’s last league fixture before the FIFA World Club Cup
  • Liverpool have lost one of their previous 55 league games
  • Liverpool have won the last three meetings, scoring 13 and conceding once
  • Liverpool have won their last 15 league games at home
  • Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 8 home games
  • Watford have 1 win in their last 20 games
  • Watford are now 6pts away from safety
  • Mo Salah is the top scorer in this fixture with 6 goals


  • Burnley have lost their last 3 games, conceding 11 goals
  • Only teams in the current bottom three have conceded more goals than the Clarets’ 29
  • Newcastle did the double over Burnley last season
  • Only teams in the current top 4 have more away wins than Newcastle’s three
  • Based on form (over the last 6 games), the Magpies are third
  • 9 of Newcastle’s 17 goals have been scored by defenders, far by the most in the league
  • Jonjo Shelvey has scored in his last 3 games, his best goal scoring spell of his career


  • Only 11 of Chelsea’s 31 league goals have been scored at home
  • Chelsea have lost 3 of their last 4 games
  • Bournemouth have beaten Chelsea twice in their last 4 visits to Stamford Bridge
  • Bournemouth are on a 5-game losing streak
  • Up to 10 Bournemouth first team players are injured or doubful
  • Harry Wilson has scored 3 goals coming on as a substitute, the most for a sub
  • Fiyako Tomori and Jorginho have been dropped for the last two games


  • This is Leicester’s best start to a season after 16 games; they have 3 more points than this stage of the 2015/16 season, when they won the league
  • Leicester have won 7 games at home in a row
  • In all competitions, the Foxes have won 12 of the last 13 games
  • Norwich have scored the fewest goals away from home (4); Leicester have conceded the least at home (4)
  • Norwich have beaten Leicester thrice in their previous 5 visits in all competitions
  • Norwich have 1 win in their last 11 games
  • Jamie Vardy‘s haul of 16 goals is spread evenly home and away
  • Vardy is the now the most owned player ~50%
  • Teemu Pukki is now owned by ~18% of the FPL teams, down from a peak of ~42%


  • Sheffield United have never beaten Aston Villa in the Premier League in 4 meetings
  • Sheffield United’s haul of 22pts is the sixth best start to a season by a promoted team in history of the Premier League
  • Aston Villa have conceded 17 goals away from home, the worst record in the league
  • Villa have, however, scored 12 goals away – only teams in the top 4 have more away goals
  • Villa have won once in their last 7 games
  • Jack Grealish now has 2 goals and 1 assist from his last 4 games
  • George Baldock is now the 5th highest scoring defender in FPL


  • Southampton have the worst defensive record (35 conceded)
  • The Saints have won their last 2 home games; they last won 3 home games in a row in the 2015/16 season
  • West Ham have won the last 3 meetings of the sides
  • West Ham have one win in their last 10 games
  • 4 of the Hammers’ last 6 goals are scored by defenders
  • Danny Ings has scored in his last 5 games; his tally of 9 is now 50% of this team’s total tally


  • United is now unbeaten in 5 games
  • Everton have beaten United once in their last 26 visits to Old Trafford
  • Everton have won once in their last 11 away league games
  • Everton’s away record is the second worst (by GD)
  • No team has conceded more than Everton’s 17 away from home
  • Richarlison has 4 goals in his last 5 games
  • Marcus Rashford has 5 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games; he is currently the 3rd highest scoring FPL player


  • Wolves are now 11 games unbeaten
  • Wolves have beaten Spurs once in their past 6 meetings
  • In terms of form, Wolves are fourth over the last 6 games
  • No Spurs defender have scored so far this season
  • Spurs have won once in their last 14 away games
  • Son Heung-Min has 3 goals and 4 assists in his last 5 games
  • Raul Jimenez has only blanked twice in his last 9 games


  • City have beaten Arsenal over their last 4 meetings with a goal record of 11 scored 2 against
  • Arsenal have not won in their last 4 home games
  • Arsenal have beaten City once in the latter’s last 7 visits
  • City have scored most away goals this season (22)
  • Arsenal’s win at West Ham was only their second win in 12 games over 3 different competitions
  • This is City’s worst start to a Premier League season since 2013/14
  • City is now 6 games without a clean sheet
  • City’s defenders have struggled in the FPL. The highest scoring is Kyle Walker (39) and he currently ranked 31st
  • PE Aubameyang has 3 goals in his last 3 games


  • Palace have kept clean sheets in their last 3 games
  • Only Leicester have conceded less than Palace’s 7 at home
  • Palace’s 14 goals scored is the second fewest in the league
  • Brighton did the double over Palace last season
  • Only six different players have scored for Palace, the fewest
  • Martin Kelly has started 9 games this season, 6 of which have ended in clean sheets


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