In this Whiff, we turn our attention to Gameweek 8 reviews, player and match analyses, FPL points correlation, the Premier League’s top players, and the weekly whiffs.
In my Gameweek 8 Review, I pondered Mata’s and Hazard’s Fantasy returns, whether Van Persie is a must-have, the value of Sterling, and Norwich’s defence. Fantasy Football Scout’s Big Numbers notes Glen Johnson’s six goal attempts and Riise’s 17 crosses.
Shots on Target calculates correlation between FPL Points and Attacking Stats, a recommended reading.
The Fantasy Gaffer looks at the best way to spend 13.9 on an attacker and midfielder and breaks down the Fantasy promise of West Brom’s James Morrison.
Never Captain Nicky Butt ponders whether to RVP or not to RVP like so many a Fantasy manager.
The Fantasy managers at Fantasy Football Cheat opted for an early transfer move, replacing Hazard with Mata.
Sam Thompson, writing for Just Football, notes Mancini’s use of Manchester City’s fullbacks to overload a Sunderland team happy to defend.
Zonal Marking’s Michael Cox reviews the Tottenham v Chelsea game, noting that “Tottenham’s lack of quality without two star players” (Dembele and Bale) was their downfall.
Richard Jolly praises Raheem Sterling in his review of Liverpool’s win at home against Reading.
EPL Index pores over the numbers to bring us the “Premier League’s Top 5 Scorers, Creators, Passers & Tacklers so far” and also analyzes Rafael’s promise.
- …funny whiff: “Exactly how big is David Platt’s head“.
- …interesting whiff: David James’s thoughts on the life inside the “Premier League bubble“.
- …whiff of quality: Martin Samuel discusses racism in English football.
- …whiff of excellence: John Burn-Murdoch’s interactive analysis based on Manchester City’s freely released Opta data.