Every week the brilliant Holly Shand brings us her insight into the blend of FPL form vs FPL fixtures to help us decide on the best transfers for the coming Gameweek.
With one game of data for most sides on the board, we can start to piece together our form vs fixtures charts ahead of Gameweek 2.
The FPL fixtures chart uses the site fixture ticker, focusing on attack for the next four Gameweeks. The form charts also have attack in mind, studying the number of goals scored per game, while reflecting the format of the site ticker.
FPL Fixtures Chart
At the top of the FPL fixtures chart we have Sheffield United, having got their opening fixture against Wolves out of the way. They face two promoted sides in their next four games (incidentally both at home), plus an Aston Villa side who scraped a second consecutive season in the top flight. The Blades were unimpressive against Wolves but Oliver McBurnie (£6.0m) had three goal attempts, with John Fleck (£6.0m) and John Lundstram (£5.5m) both creating two chances.
Manchester United sit in second place, with many managers already planning to bring on board their offensive assets. Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) is perhaps top of the list, with penalties in his locker we've already seen how spot-kicks can be a crucial route for attacking sides who take a lot of shots and have plenty of possession in the box. Those tweaks to VAR were on full display in Gameweek 1.
Spurs and Everton were at opposite ends of the spectrum following their clash in Gameweek 1, but both should be under consideration when it comes to their upcoming fixtures. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) and Richarlison (£8.0m) caught the eye; Calvert-Lewin grabbed the goal, plus had another shot and created a chance. Richarlison was positioned much wider, but amassed seven shots and arguably had the best chance of the game.
FPL Form Chart
Admittedly, we only have a very small data set for the Gameweek 2 Form chart, with just one Gameweek of information for the 16 sides who were involved in Gameweek 1. We normally consider form over a longer period of games, and this metric will improve as the gameweeks tick on. However, as things stand, there are a number of familiar names in the frame: Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City, along with the promoted side Leeds United.
Arsenal amassed three goals in their game against Fulham, and continue to improve under Mikel Arteta. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) had three shots, scoring one goal and remained impressive. Willian (£8.0m) stole the headlines though; he was unlucky not to score and managed three assists. He's dominating set pieces for the Gunners.
Leeds United fans were bullish on their potential in the Premier League, and despite leaving Anfield with no points, they did put in an impressive offensive performance. It's rare for Liverpool to concede three goals in a game, with those Leeds United midfielders troubling their defence with some great diagonal passes. Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) and Jack Harrison (£5.5m) top the transfers in, although the fixtures remain mixed.
Form vs Fixtures
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