FPL GW23 – Stats & Preview

Mahrez is on form

Liverpool continued their relentless run last game week and take on arch rival Manchester United this week. Can United take points away from the leaders?

We preview FPL GW23.

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


  • Only Liverpool have more points than Watford’s 13 from the last 5 games
  • Only Liverpool have conceded fewer than Watford’s 2 in the last 5 games
  • 13 of Watford’s 22 points have been earned under Nigel Pearson at the helm (over 6 games)
  • Watford have only ever beaten Spurs once in 13 top flight meetings
  • Watford are on a 3-match winning streak – they have not won 4 in a row since Sept 2018
  • Spurs have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season – they have not lost 3 games in a row since Sept 2012
  • Alli and Son each have 5 goals in previous meetings against Watford
  • Dourcore has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games


  • Arsenal have won just 2 of their last 14 games
  • Since August, Arsenal have won only once away from home
  • Sheffield United’s two away defeats this season have been at City and at Liverpool
  • Since 1992, Sheffield United have never beaten Arsenal away from home in all competitions
  • Henderson has the joint most number of clean sheets (8)
  • Aubameyang will miss the first of his three games on suspension, prior to his sending off he had only missed 13 minutes of gameplay this season


  • Brighton have only won once in their last 7 games
  • Since 1992, Brighton have never beaten Villa in 5 meetings in all competitions
  • Villa have lost 6 of their last 8 games
  • Villa have the second worst defensive record (conceded 43)
  • Button is the most owned GK in the FPL but has yet to make an appearance
  • Maupay has failed to score in his last 5 games
  • Three of Villa’s top five FPL points scorer are out on long term injuries (Heaton | Wesley | McGinn)


  • City have won their last 3 games, they have yet to win 4 in a row this season
  • Palace beat City 3-2 in this fixture last season; that was however Palace’s only win over City in 9 meetings
  • Palace are the joint lowest goal scorers with 20 goals
  • After a run of 3 straight clean sheets, Palace are now on a run of 5 games without
  • Kevin de Bruyne is now the top scoring FPL player with 150 pts
  • Mahrez started the last 3 City games and has contributed 2 goals and 3 assists in those minutes
  • Sterling has not started for City in the last two games, the last time he was out of the starting XI for 3 games in a row (for City) was back in Apr 2016


  • This is a match between the league’s bottom two; both sides also have the worst form over the last 5 games
  • Norwich have the worst home record (9pts)
  • Norwich’s run of 9 games without a win is the longest current winless streak
  • Norwich have the worst defensive record (conceded 45) and the worst goal difference (-23)
  • Bournemouth have only scored twice in their last 6 games
  • Pukki and Cantwell have scored 15 of Norwich’s 22 goals (68%)
  • All of  Callum Wilson’s 5 goals and 3 assists have come from the first 7 game weeks


  • Southampton won 6 of their last 9 games
  • Southampton have a 100% win record over Wolves at home (2 meetings)
  • 8 of Wolves’ 22 games have ended 1-1
  • Danny Ings has earned the most number of BP in FPL (27)
  • Ings has only faile to score in 6 of the 18 games in which he has started
  • Both Jimenez and Traore have blanked in the last 3 games


  • West Ham have won 1 of their last 7 home games
  • Everton have only lost once away at West Ham in the past 11 meetings
  • Since Marco Silva’s departure, Everton have lost once in 7 games
  • Everton have only conceded 4 goals in the last 6 games, this record is better only by Liverpool (conceded 0)
  • Richarlison has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 3 games
  • Sigurdsson has 1 goal and 2 assists so far this season; he registered 13 goals and 6 assists last season


  • Newcastle are now 4 games without a win
  • Newcastle have only beaten Chelsea once in their past 8 meetings
  • Chelsea have occupied the fourth position since GW13
  • Since the opening day, Chelsea have scored in every away game
  • Chelsea have a better away record (22pts) than at home (17pts)
  • Dubravka has the most number of saves (88)
  • Abraham has 2 goals and 1 assist from his last 3 games


  • Burnley have lost their last 4 games
  • Only 2 teams have conceded more than Burnley’s 37
  • Only City have scored more away goals than Leicester’s 27; only Liverpool have conceded fewer away from home than Leicester’s 10
  • Only Bournemouth have scored fewer than Burnley’s 3 in the last 6 games
  • Jay Rodriguez has come off the bench 16 times this season, more than any other player in the league
  • Jamie Vardy has the most goals in this fixture (3)
  • Of the 20 games in which he has started, Vardy has only blanked 6 times


Alisson has 6 clean sheets

  • This is the 174th league meeting of the two sides and 204th overall
  • Liverpool are 38 games unbeaten, among other records
  • Liverpool have kept 6 clean sheets in a row
  • Liverpool have conceded the fewest goals at home (9) and also have the best goal difference at home (+20)
  • United is the only side to have taken points off Liverpool since March 2019
  • Liverpool have only beaten United once in the latter’s 5 previous visits; that win was also the Reds’ only win in the previous 11 meetiings
  • Liverpool have been at the top of the league since GW02
  • Roberto Firmino has yet to score at Anfield (7 away goals)
  • Of the 19 games in which he has started, Mane has only blanked 6 times
  • Both Rashford and Martial have 4 goals in the past 4 games
  • Alisson last conceded a league goal 8 game weeks ago in late November

  • Classic Fantasy Premier League Code: effv23

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