I’ve changed the shots on target season ticker this week to take account of the upcoming Double Gameweeks and that many FPL managers are now working on strategies to see them through to the end of the season.
Therefore, the season ticker runs to the season finale and has two columns each for Gameweeks 34 and 37, with the second column showing the second fixture for sides with a double in those weeks. I might take a closer look at the numbers for the doubles next week.
Please note, I have left the Crystal Palace versus Everton fixture (indicated by the gold band around the numbers) in Gameweek 35 even though it has been postponed. We don’t know which week it will be played in, but it will happen at some point during this period and it made sense from a planning perspective to include it to give a sense of what it might offer.
The average is derived from the number of games each team faces individually, so for Liverpool it is an average over 10 games but for Aston Villa it is over eight games.
In Gameweek 30 the ticker underestimated the average number of shots on target per team by 0.88. Eight of the 10 teams that played were within two shots on target of the ticker value, including five within one shot on target. The range was 6.82.
Leicester City were the biggest disappointment of the week, recording just one shot on target against Newcastle United – 4.88 below the ticker number. Norwich City also had a bad week as they failed to trouble Joe Hart in the Manchester City goal. Their ticker value had been 2.30.
Tottenham were projected to be the best shooters and they comfortably exceeded expectations for a second week running. Spurs hit eight shots on target against Aston Villa, which was 1.94 above the ticker value.