FPL GW18 – Fantasy Stats and Preview

League leaders Liverpool do not play this gameweek due to their commitments in the FIFA Club World Cup, creating opportunities for a Free Hit. We review all nine games of the Premier League this weekend.

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


  • Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet since GW08; Everton have failed to do so since GW09
  • Arsenal have won just once in their last 9 games
  • This is Arsenal’s second worst start to a Premier League season ever
  • This is Everton’s worst start to a season in 13 years
  • Everton have beaten Arsenal thrice in the latter’s last 7 visits, Arsenal have won twice
  • Bernd Leno has the most saves so far (73) but has only kept 2 clean sheets in all


  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last 6 meetings against Villa in all competitions
  • Villa have won just once in their last 8 games
  • Villa have kept 1 clean sheet since GW06
  • Southampton have not kept a clean sheet since GW05
  • Wesley have blanked in his last 9 games
  • Since GW05, only three players have scored for Southampton (Ings | Ward-Prowse | Bertrand)


  • Despite beating Chelsea in the last GW, Bournemouth still have the worst form in the league over the past 6 games
  • Burnley have won in their last two visits to the Vitality
  • Burnley have one win on their travels this season (@ Watford)
  • All of Burnley’s 6 wins have been achieved with clean sheets
  • Burnley’s tally of 6 clean sheets is only second to that of Leicester
  • It has been 6 games since a Bournemouth forward found the net
  • Aaron Ramsdale is the joint highest scoring GK in FPL


  • This is the first top flight meeting of the two sides
  • Only Liverpool and Leicester have conceded fewer than Sheff Utd’s 16
  • Sheff Utd remains the only team other than Liverpool to have yet to lose an away game
  • Sheff Utd have lost one of their last 10 games
  • Brighton have won just once in their last 6 game
  • John Lundstram‘s price has risen 1.2 since the start of the season, the most in FPL
  • Neal Maupay has scored in his last 3 games


  • Palace won this fixture 1-0 last season
  • With 17 goals, Newcastle is the league’s third lowest scorers; Palace are the second lowest with 15
  • Only Leicester have conceded fewer at home (NEW: 7)
  • Palace have conceded once in their last four games
  • Newcastle is unbeaten at home since the opening day of the season
  • GK Dubravka is Newcastle’s highest scoring FPL player
  • Wilfred Zaha has 3 goals in his last 5 games


  • None of Wolves’ 24 league goals have been scored by an Englishman
  • Wolves have scored in every game since the opening day of the season
  • Norwich have conceded 24 goals at home, the second most in the league
  • Norwich have lost all 11 games in which they have conceded the first goal
  • No Norwich defender have found the net so far
  • Wolves have beaten Norwich just once in their last 5 meetings in all competitions
  • Teemu Pukki now has 9 goals and 3 assists
  • Raul Jimenez has blanked just once in his last 7 games


  • Leicester have conceded the least goals so far; City have scored the most
  • Leicester have a 100% win record in the games which they have scored first (12 games)
  • Leicester have the best goal difference for away games (+15)
  • City have beaten Leicester 4 times in the past 5 meetings
  • This is City”s worst start to a season in 8 years
  • Sergio Aguero has the most goals in this fixture (5); Jamie Vardy is second with (4)
  • Kevin de Bruyne has now scored >10 FPL points in a game five times this season
  • Four Leicester defenders are among the top 10 highest scoring FPL defenders so far


  • Watford remain the only team in the Premier League without a home win
  • United have lost once in their last 9 games
  • Watford have 4 clean sheets compared to United’s 2
  • Watford have scored once in their last 5 games
  • United have beaten Watford 11 times out of the last 12 league meetings
  • Mason Greenwood has now scored twice, both times after coming off the bench
  • Watford players are not popular with FPL managers – the highest TSB% is Gerard Deulofeu at ~2.1%


  • Spurs have conceded 7 goals at home, only Leicester have a better home defensive record
  • Spurs have scored 8 goals in their last 2 home games
  • In terms of form over the last 6 games, Spurs is currently third
  • Chelsea have lost 4 of their last 5 league games
  • Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet away from home this season
  • Chelsea have lost all 6 games in which they have conceded the first goal
  • Spurs have beaten Chelsea thrice in the latter’s previous 5 visits
  • Son Heung-Min has been involved in more Spurs goals (14) than Harry Kane (11)
  • Tammy Abraham has blanked in 3 of his last 4 games

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