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Understanding Player Stats in Fantasy Premier League

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade or more, you’ll be familiar with the brilliant Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. This fantasy football game – based on the UK’s top division – has grown hugely in popularity in recent years.

While it could be argued that there is a lot of luck involved in being successful in the FPL, it doesn’t do the game justice to believe that’s all there is to it. For instance, knowing the best players in the Premier League can only get you so far. There are plenty of statistics and data to study to figure out the best picks for your FPL selections every week.

The stars you rate highest on the pitch may not always be the most valuable FPL players to have. Qualities such as assists, goals, clean sheets, are vital for a player to be considered a top-level performer in fantasy football. Others can get by through the accumulation of bonus points based on their performance levels but, all-in-all, you do need to ‘stand out’ on the pitch with game-changing contributions.

You’re not expected to know the top-value FPL players throughout the season. We all know top stars such as Mohamed Salah and others but when you want to dig a little deeper and get a bit more bang for your buck, then you’ll need the assistance of some reliable FPL tips sites to help you out.

Sites That Give You Fpl Player Rankings

You need to figure out where you’re going to gather your football information for during the FPL season. That’s when you need to test out some FPL tips sites that you find and see how reliable or unreliable they are on a regular basis.

Be sure to check that the sites you use have an easy-to-use FPL player stats page to assist you with your FPL decisions. You will see from that link what a good player rankings page can provide you with in FPL.

Players are ranked in order of how good they are likely to perform in their next game – in turn, earning more FPL points.

The information therein will range from the most basic such as each player’s club, position (according to the FPL database), and who they are up against next. You will also see more detailed stats such as the current ownership level for that player (what percentage of FPL teams own that player), and whether he is in the predicted lineup for the next game. How about some data that tells you the likelihood that each player wins their next game, keeps a clean sheet (relevant to goalkeepers, defenders, and midfielders), scores in that game, or provides an assist? Yes, you guessed it. They’re all here. All of these probabilities are shown in percentage form.

With these figures all totted up, the algorithm on a good FPL tips site will then give you a Player Rankings total, relative to every other player in the game.

Fantasy Premier League Player Stats

Generally, if you are on a good quality player rankings page, you should be able to click on each player’s name to find out more about their performance levels.

Take Mohamed Salah, for example. See his most relevant stats in FPL terms. They are all laid out before you in an easy-to-understand format. Sites like this must be user-friendly as many people can be slightly overwhelmed if they see too much data or too many numbers thrown at them.

Once you familiarise yourself with a specific player’s page, you will see the average amounts for minutes played per game week, goals, assists, and key passes – all per game week. There will be extra ‘offensive’ stats to show their attacking prowess such as total shots, and shots on goal, as well as how many penalties he has won and how often he has hit the woodwork.

In terms of passing, as well as the aforementioned key passes, there will be crosses, and crosses on target (successful crosses).

Defensive stats will show how many saves (goalkeepers only) a player makes on average per game week, and how many tackles.

Finally, you’ll notice the disciplinary data which tells you how many fouls they make per game week as well as how many yellow and red cards they get.

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