The most simplistic method of selecting players for your Fantasy Premier League team would be to look who has the most points. In reality there is far more to it than that and that’s where form comes into play.
No player picks up more than appearances points every Gameweek. Players tend to go on spells of form where they have a period of several Gameweeks performing particularly well.
We saw this with Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the beginning of the 2020/21 season and we might be seeing with Michail Antonio this campaign. Even Mohamed Salah won’t be able to continue producing points at the rate he has.
Consequently, it is important to pick up players in the early stages of good form, and ideally before it even starts.
The below table shows FPL player form based on their point totals. You can filter between the last 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Gameweeks.
Player Form Table
|Name||Team||Position||Price||Pick %||Points||Last 6||Last 5||Last 4||Last 3||Last 2||Last|
By default the form table is sorted by points over the last 6 Gameweeks. To sort the table by another column simply click the column header.
You can change between the last 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 GWs using the drop-down box located above the table on the left-hand side.
When deciding who to transfer in and out player form is arguably a more important metric than total points. This is because form enables you to see who's playing well right now.
However, you do need to distinguish between a one-time lucky GW or whether a player is coming into form.
For example, if a forward scores three goals in two Gameweeks, out-scoring his xG by 2.5 then there naturally questions whether those points are sustainable.
Equally, if a defensive midfielder scores in back to back GWs, and has no previous record of regularly scoring goals, then that's a player you should likely avoid.
The relationship between FPL points and form is an interesting one. Like any other metrics, there are always other factors to consider, not least fixtures, so use form as an indicator only.