Our Scoreboard series summarizes the main events from Sunday’s Gameweek 16 matches, from injury news to stat analysis.
With a quick switch between Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadlines, scoreboard articles will replace Scout’s usual notes throughout the month of December.
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Goals, aids and rewards
Injuries and prevention
Jonny Evans (£5.4 million) He came down pressing his hamstrings after just a few minutes of play on Sunday, and was soon replaced, with Wilfried Ndidi (£4.8m) at the heart of the defence.
“Not good. We think it’s the hamstrings but we’ll get more into that tomorrow. It’s a shame because he’s a great player.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jonny Evans
The setback is another concern for the injury of Leicester City and their disease-stricken squad, which are already short on key defenders. Wesley Fofana (£4.3m), Yannick Westergaard (£4.7 million) and James Justin (£4.9 million) Ayoz Perez (£5.7 million), Ademola Lookman (£6.0 million) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.9 million) forward.
in another place, Maxwell Cornet (£6.1m) Missed Gameweek 16 with a groin problem, which Sean Dyche touched upon in his post-match interview:
“We’ll wait and see over the next few days, that he stabilizes well.”
Dyche also gave an update about Conor Roberts (£4.5m), who missed today’s squad due to illness:
“Unfortunately Connor got a really bad bug that eventually turned into an infection, so he had to go to the hospital to make sure. He feels a bit better now, but he has to stay for the weekend to make sure that bug is cleared.”
As for West Ham United, it was suggested by David Moyes Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m) – who has missed the last three games with an ongoing back problem – could be back soon when asked about his preparation ahead of Wednesday’s game at Arsenal:
“I hope so, we’re short and we have to get through the best we can.”
At Everton, Rafa Benitez was without an influential midfielder right Now (£4.5 million) through injury, while Richarlison (£7.4m) He was substituted just before the clock ticked, which he explained after the match:
Alan used to work like this Saab at the end of the game a few days ago because of a problem, can not be here.
Richarlison has a calf problem. We knew him and were trying to protect him at half-time. He wanted to try to keep going. Without Dominic Calvert-Lewin we can’t take that risk (Richardson will exacerbate his problem). We put in a new player. He knew, we knew he wasn’t quite fit. The arms weren’t helping (Richardison seemed upset). I said we could change it at half-time and nothing would happen. He wasn’t doing much in the second half.”
on the suspension front, Abdullah Dokour (£5.4 million) and Javier Manquillo (£4.0m) are now just one warning away from a ban, having picked up their fourth yellow cards of the season in Gameweek 16.
Regardless, the afternoon was rather quiet Dimari Gray (£5.6 million), Alain Saint-Maximin (£6.8 million), Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9 million) and Ben Mi (£4.9m) All moved into three bookings.
Jamwick 16 Take Away
Advanced Gallagher shines at New Look Palace Midfield
Conor Gallagher (£6.1m) He climbed to third in the midfielder’s standings on Sunday, as the double-goalkeeper took him to six goals this season. In a well deserved win, the loaned Chelsea player was easily the best player on the pitch Sheikho Kuwaiti (£4.5 million) and Will Hughes (£4.7m) offers him a platform to thrive in the final third. As a result, he was published in a more advanced role, which was key to his performance.
Average Conor Gallagher Center by Gameweek
Away Woes continued in Newcastle
After Sunday’s heavy defeat at King Power Stadium, Newcastle United now have just three points from a potential 24 in their travels this season. They haven’t won yet, while there has been a shortage of goals too, with only five in eight away matches.
The lack of attack threat affects Callum Wilson (£7.5m), who looked aloof today and, as a result, only managed 10 touches in the final third. Also of note is the disparity in his home/away numbers, with his attempts to score (2.97/1.13), shots in the penalty area (2.52/0.94), and big chances (0.89/0.38) per 90 minutes, all falling on the road. .
Tillmans and Madison deliver when Leicester return to winning ways
with Jimmy Vardy (£10.7m) off the bench again, Leicester turned to it Yuri Tillmans (£6.4 million) and James Madison (£6.7m) for inspiration on Sunday, with the pair advancing and delivering massive 16-point FPL draws.
For Maddison, the playmaker has now generated double-digit returns in three of his last four games, thanks to three goals and four assists, although matches still run into the end of the year – Tottenham Hotspur (at home), Everton (away), Manchester City ( away) and Liverpool (at home) – perhaps enough to put off any potential buyers.
Today’s 4-0 victory also marks Leicester’s first clean sheet since week one, with their much-improved defensive display limiting their opponents to just 0.67 expected goals (xG).
“When you’re in Europe you’re going to have teams that have a whole week to get ready. We went back Thursday night, to sleep at 4am and then came back here again, so it’s hard to get back on tired legs, especially with the Covid-hit squad. That’s what it’s all about. The most satisfying thing after getting an assist, a goal and a kick is the clean sheet. We’ve talked about it a lot. To look at the scoreboard at the end and see the zero next to the opponent is a good feeling.” – James Madison
“It is important to share about it (the goals). Jimmy is a great player for us and he understands where he is. He will be fit, ready and fresh for Thursday.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy
Antonio without a goal since match 9
After the day is empty, Michael Antonio (£7.9m) He has now failed to score in any of his last seven Premier League games. During that time he made only one pass, although the owners will find it difficult to move forward, given West Ham United’s upcoming schedule, which from Week 17 will be as good as it is, with matches against Norwich City (at home), Southampton (at home). Watford (A) before the end of the year.
“I don’t think we can just rely on him to score all our goals. He scored a lot at the start of the season. Yes, things have dried up a bit but every striker goes through that patch, he’s still a key element of our team and the way we play, but goals have to start from players others, including me.” – David Moyes on Michael Antonio
COVID cases reported in UTD Mann and Villa
It is reported that a small number of Covid-19 cases affected both Manchester United and Aston Villa’s training sessions on Sunday. According to The Athletic, the United team that traveled to Norwich City to win yesterday has tested negative. However, there have since been some positive lateral flow tests in the camp, with participants being sent home from training today and will now have PCR breaks. At Villa, a first-team player has tested positive, with training scheduled to continue as planned tomorrow. Man United are set to meet Brentford on Tuesday, while Villa travel to Norwich the next day in Round 17.
STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 16
Conor GallagherThe seven goal attempts in Gameweek 16 were more than any other player shown, losing only 0.6 of the total xG without a penalty kick. Diogo Jota (£8.0 million), Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4 million) and Salomon Rondon (£6.0m) this weekend.
Also featured here is the attacking midfielder, with his three chances created and carrying an expected assists value (xA) of 0.44.
West Ham duo Jarrod Bowen (£6.5 million) and Nikola Vlasic (£5.7m) He also appeared in Sunday’s games, as well as Gallagher’s teammate Jordan Ayew (£5.8 million).
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