Author: George Havord

Assessing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s FPL potential

From days of tweeting ‘ANNOUNCE AUBA’ to every tweet put out by the Arsenal account, to 35,000 gooners tracking his private jet from Germany, the Arsenal fans have finally got their man in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The January transfer window has provided some interesting new FPL options with the Alexis/Mkhitaryan swap deal, Walcott moving to Everton and Daniel Sturridge looking to re-discover his form at West Brom. However possibly the most explosive addition could be Auba’s move to the Emirates… The striker’s period in Germany was extremely prolific and was second only to Robert Lewandowski in terms of Bundesliga goals....

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‘Expected goals’ (ExG) – Is This The Statistic That Could Help Change Your Season?

After his side had been comprehensively beaten 3-1 and outplayed by Manchester City in October, notoriously good in defeat Arsene Wenger explained that “If you look at the expected goals, it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us”. Wenger’s bizarre justification for his team’s defeat was typical of a man searching for an excuse apart from his team’s poor performance, however also highlighted the level of influence ‘expected goals’ (ExG) is having at the highest level of football. If the metric is a valid statistic for the manager of Arsenal, and many other clubs around Europe, then surely it...

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