The last game week was slightly below average with 933 points. There was not high scoring team this week, so Spurs 2-0 win over Huddersfield meant they had the most points with 93. Newcastle’s battling performance at Anfield result in a loss and the fewest points this week with 18.
Man of the match
The table below are the Sky man of the matches:
None of the big guns picked up the award this week, though Rondon. Heung-Min, Matic and Silva all picked up their fourth award of the season.
The distribution of bonuses by team this week is:
Man City, Liverpool and Spurs all dominated their matches, picking up at least five tier 2 passing bonuses. The two notable teams outside the top six are Huddersfield and Leicester who both picked up three bonuses.
The season awards are as follows:
The bonuses by position are as follows, midfielders and strikers performance was below their normal standard.
Bonus by player
The table of top players by different points and awards is:
This week I’m going to look a bit more closely at A.Robertson, who is the first defensive player to zoom in on. He appears in my defenders chart:
Robertson doesn’t appear in the top 20 for either total points or points/£m for defenders. However, his points/£m/game places him ranked third for defenders.
He has started 16 matches achieving two assists with nine bonus awards, though has picked two yellow cards. During his 16 starts, Liverpool has kept seven clean sheets.
His underlying stats show he has scored 0.0% of the team goals, though had 1.2% of the team’s expected goal. He has 5.3% of assists while creating 8.6% of expected (2 v 3.2). His stats are only just below expectation.
On the key metric of pts/£m/g is an excellent at 0.77, which matches the gold standard 0.7.
However, if we look at a break-down of his points per week we see:
Robertson missed a lot of games during the first half of the season but now seems to be Liverpool’s first choice left back. He has been involved in a lot of matches which ended with clean sheets. In Liverpool’s remaining eight games they have four at home and only two matches against top eight sides (Man U and Chelsea away), so a good run of fixtures to finish the season. With him picking up bonuses, then I think he can continue to perform at the gold standard level. He is a player worth having and I have him in my team.
My first team continues to tumble down the league, falling to 361st. It is dead on its feet and praying for the finish line.
My second team managers to keep in the top 100 sitting in 72nd place. I rose to around 50th on Saturday but with only KdB from Man City playing on the Sunday it fell back. Robertson was my only double-digit scorer, though Salah managed 16 points thanks to the captain band. My gamble on also selecting Gomez has been a fail, and will consider my options once I see the team news on Saturday.