I am conducting an experiment to see what success, if any, can be had by selecting a player who has had good underlying stats in a small number of recent games, but has failed to produce returns. Each week, I score the player from the previous week on whether they found their objective (goal, assist, clean sheet etc.) or whether they were missing again.
Last week I picked Fernando Llorente, but he was missing again. Against Hull he managed three shots, all inside the box, but had one blocked and didn’t trouble the goalkeeper with the other two.Embed from Getty Images
My pick for Gameweek 3 is Vincent Janssen. The new Tottenham Hotspur striker fired four shots against Crystal Palace, including three inside the box. Two of his shots were on target but saved by Eagles goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Janssen’s objective this week is to score.
If he keeps starting up top for Spurs like he did last week, with Harry Kane sitting in behind, Janssen (7.9m) looks like he could be one to keep an eye on regardless of whether he scores this week or not.
Season score: Found 0 – 1 Missing.