Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gameweek 23 Rankings

Clean Sheet Rankings
(clean sheets kept - opponents failed to score)
  1. Man City (7 - 4)
  2. Sunderland (7 - 2)
  3. Chelsea (7 - 2)
  4. Birmingham (4 - 5)
  5. Liverpool (4 - 3)
  6. Fulham (3 - 3)
  7. Stoke (3 - 3)
  8. Arsenal (3 - 1)
  9. Tottenham (3 - 2)
  10. Wigan (2 - 4)
  11. Bolton (0 - 3)
  12. West Brom (1 - 5)
  13. Blackpool (5 - 2)
  14. Everton (2 - 1)
  15. Man Utd (2 - 2)
  16. Newcastle (3 - 2)
  17. Aston Villa (0 - 4)
  18. Wolves (1 - 3)
  19. West Ham (3 - 2)
  20. Blackburn (0 - 1)
Attacking Rankings
  1. Man City
  2. Arsenal
  3. Chelsea
  4. Birmingham
  5. Tottenham
  6. Stoke
  7. Sunderland
  8. Blackpool
  9. Fulham
  10. West Brom
  11. Man Utd
  12. Blackburn
  13. Bolton
  14. West Ham
  15. Wigan
  16. Everton
  17. Newcastle
  18. Aston Villa
  19. Liverpool
  20. Wolves
Captain Stats
  • I keep suggesting it could be a statistical anomaly but Van der Vaart continues to crush mid level teams (between 1 and 1.5 GPG conceded) for 9.57 PPG. Given that he is also averaging over 7 PPG at home and 8 PPG over his last 4 games, he remains an excellent option at home this week despite the tricky fixture on paper. 
  • Despite their struggles, Chelsea's fixture is just too damn good to ignore Drogba this week. He is still going at a 6.9 PPG pace at Stamford Bridge while trampling bad teams (over 1.5 GPG conceded) for 7.63 PPG. He isn't exactly on form but he has a sneaky 5.5 PPG over the last four gameweeks including 3 goals in his last 6 games. This is Chelsea's easiest remaining game so if you're not going to captain him now, it might be time to look to Tevez, Berbatov or even the potentially rejuvenated Torres.
  • Like teammate Drogba, Malouda is a solid option this week though his terrible form makes it hard to throw any serious weight behind him. He is still - unbelievably - averaging 7.2 PPG at home and 7 PPG against weak teams and, to be fair, has 16 points in his last two home games. A huge risk but likely a differentiator captain pick.
  • Tevez is having a lot of success against weaker teams (6.5 PPG) but is still struggling to find form at Eastlands (4.6 PPG). His last 6 homes games have resulted in 5 bad games and just one quality start (GW16). Logic says he will rebound at home point but I'm not sure I'd bet my armband as to which week it will come.
  • Fabregas has been very consistent at home/away and against all types of opposition, averaging around 5.5 PPG across the board. He didn't have a good game tonight against Ipswich but he still picked out some lovely passes that on a better night would have been finished. West Ham have the league's second worst home defense which ranks worse than 12 teams' road record. Fabregas has added 26 points in the last 3 games
  • Nani and Berbatov don't have great stats for this week as they face a tricky trip to Spurs who are giving up just 0.82 GPG at home. Both the United pair, particularly Berbatov, have struggled for fantasy points away from home and this might not be the week to captain them.
Suspensions
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Emile Heskey
  • Ashley Young
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Cheik Tiote
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Victor Obinna
  • George Elokobi
    For anyone using their wildcard this week I would urge you to take a quick look at the goalkeeper pair analysis, while an analysis of the upcoming double gameweeks and wildcard strategy will go up soon. As always, thanks for reading and any comments below or @plfantasy are welcome.

    6 comments:

    Carroll=Shearer said...

    Chris: I've decided to captain either Drogba or Cesc. My dilemma is that the former has been threatened with a demotion to the bench, which is probably bullsh!t, and the latter just played 90 minutes against Ipswich.

    What do you think? Thanks.

    By the way, here's a link to one of the articles about Drogba:

    http://www.espnstar.com/football/premier-league/news/detail/item562892/Drogba-to-pay-heavy-price-for-poor-form/

    kazek said...

    It's not like Chelsea have a lot of options upfront. It's nonsense imo

    Dutchman said...

    Hi!
    I have a dilemma:This is the gameweek's 10 'retour'.In the 'retour' of this gameweek they shouldn’t have been played Liverpool Bolton and Stoke v Everton?
    I'm saying that because they ( Liverpool v BW & Stoke v Everton) have already played in the 21st gameweek in which should have take part Stoke v Bolton & Liverpool v Everton.

    Why this changes of fixtures have been taken?

    Thank you

    Dutchman said...

    Hi!
    I have a dilemma:This is the gameweek's 10 'retour'.In the 'retour' of this gameweek they shouldn’t have been played Liverpool Bolton and Stoke v Everton?
    I'm saying that because they ( Liverpool v BW & Stoke v Everton) have already played in the 21st gameweek in which should have take part Stoke v Bolton & Liverpool v Everton.

    Why this changes of fixtures have been taken?

    Thank you

    Dutchman said...

    Hi!
    I have a dilemma:This is the gameweek's 10 'retour'.In the 'retour' of this gameweek they shouldn’t have been played Liverpool Bolton and Stoke v Everton?
    I'm saying that because they ( Liverpool v BW & Stoke v Everton) have already played in the 21st gameweek in which should have take part Stoke v Bolton & Liverpool v Everton.

    Why this changes of fixtures have been taken?

    Thank you

    Dutchman said...

    Sorry for triple posting.