xG (expected goals) and xA (expected assists) are the latest ‘in-fashion’ statistics in FPL analysis.
What is xG (Expected Goals)?
In football, xG means expected goals. It is a statistic, as the name suggests, used to determine the expected number of goals a player or team should have scored.
xG, xA and xG per 90 Player Stats Premier League – Live Table
Here is every player’s xG and xA from the Premier League. The stats are live and are based on the 2021/22 Premier League season.
The table also shows xG + xA, xG per 90, xA per 90 and xG per 90 + xA per 90. This information can prove useful when looking at players that have been injured or even out of favour.
Furthermore, you can filter the team, position, price and ownership columns to narrow down your search.
|Name||Team||Position||Price||Ownership||Goals||Assists||xG||xA||xG + xA||xG90||xA90||xG90 + xA90||Points|
Who has the Highest xG?
Mohamed Salah has the highest xG. The top 5 players for highest xG in the 2021/22 Premier League season are:
- Mohamed Salah - 22.59
- Diogo Jota - 15.98
- Sadio Mane - 15.53
- Harry Kane - 15.49
- Cristiano Ronaldo - 15.23
Who has the Highest xA?
Trent Alexander-Arnold has the highest xA. The top 5 players for xA in this season's Premier League are:
- Trent Alexander-Arnold - 11.89
- Mohamed Salah - 9.27
- Harry Kane -8.71
- Bruno Fernandes - 8.53
- Kevin De Bruyne - 7.41
How is xG Calculated?
xG is calculated using numerous factors. The player's distance from goal, type of shot, quality of the pass (and more) are all considered.
An easy way to look at xG is if that particular situation happened 100 times, how often would the player/team score.
For example a 25 yard shot might be given an xG of 0.05 (a 5% chance of scoring) whereas an open goal in the 6 yard box 0.95 (a 95% chance of scoring).
The same applies to xA (expected assists), whereby when the proposed assister passes/crosses the ball how frequently it would result in a goal.
FPL xG Stats
With stats being such an integral part of Fantasy Premier League, xG and xA are becoming an increasingly important metrics.
Some FPL managers even prefer using them ahead of traditional goal, assist and shots on target statistics.
The above tables shows goal, assist, xG, xA and their differences for every Premier League player. This will enable you to make more informed decisions as to who are the best players for your FPL team.
It's important to note that xG doesn't take into account the finishing ability of a player. So, Harry Kane, Jorginho and Harry Maguire will all have the same xG should they get into the same positions.