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Professor M's Numbers: Week 22 Best Team and In-Form Fliers

Jamie McDonald

Well, that was an interesting week now wasn't it. I thought I was doing rather poorly, and while 82 points is nothing to get too excited about, in the end I only dropped from 329 to 351 in the Global rankings. I am still on a run of fairly poor form and can only hope that things start to turn around soon.

While my minimal drop given my points means that many others were having off weeks, there were some people who did well. Mostly, these were people who hit on a combination of several people on this week's best team, captained one of them instead of Suarez, or both. The team below would have netted you 288 points and cost £140.6M, imminently doable even with a few cheap non-fillers on the bench. The top scorers this week tied at 185, both having captained Cazorla. Without further ado, here is this week's best team.

Best Team

Week 22
Player Pts Cost
S. Eto'o (F - CHE) 33 10.44
E. Adebayor (F - TOT) 24 10.64
R. Snodgrass (F - NOR) 21 12.49
Y. Cabaye (M - NEW) 34 18.12
S. Cazorla (M - ARS) 30 16.23
J. Puncheon (M - CRY) 22 10.66
Adam Johnson (M - SUN) 21 15.99
Ryan Bennett (D - NOR) 25 6.76
B. Sagna (D - ARS) 15 13.09
A. Mariappa (D - CRY) 15 10.73
W. Szczesny (G - ARS)*/J. Speroni (G - CRY)* 14 15.48
Captain Points 34
total points 288 140.6
on the bench
J. Rodriguez (F - SHN) 20 14.91
E. Dzeko (F - MAC) 18 13.65
Yaya Touré (M - MAC) 18 12.25
L. Remy (F - NEW) 17 12.81
C. Noone (M - CAR) 17 7.03
D. Sturridge (F - LIV) 15 19.65
L. Koscielny (D - ARS) 14 15.48
Top Yahoo Score 185

The bench is rather long this week, so there were plenty of players that scored decently but just couldn't find a place in the Best XI for the week.

Keats and Yeats List

I owe an apology to Szczesny this week. I had left him off earlier versions of the Keats & Yeats list of multiple-appearances on the Best Team, which was an oversight. Remember that I have only been tracking this since GW10, but the Arsenal keeper has now been on 3 best teams, joining Walcott and Lallana as the only players other than Suarez to appear at least three times. This week we have several new additions to the list: Adebayor, Snodgrass, Cabaye, Puncheon, A. Johnson, and Sagna. I have started to notice a slight pattern where players tend to appear together in the Best XI. This week, for example, it's Adebayor, Cabaye, and Sagna all with appearances in GWS 17 and 22. Not sure if this is just random, or if there is something about the home/away rotation that leads to this. Maybe you can figure it out.

Multiple Appearances
L. Suárez (GWs 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21)
A. Lallana (GWs 11, 17, 21)
T. Walcott (GWs 16, 18, 20)
W. Szczesny (GWs 10, 13, 22)
A. Kolarov (GWs 20, 21)
Á. Negredo (GWs 13, 21)
A. Ramsey (GWs 10, 13)
Adam Johnson (GWs 21, 22)
B. Oviedo (GWs 13, 14)
B. Sagna (GWs 17, 22)
C. Eriksen (GWs 18, 20)
D. de Gea (GWs 16, 19)
E. Adebayor (GWs 17, 22)
E. Hazard (GWs 14, 18)
J. Puncheon (GWs 20, 22)
J. Rodriguez (GWs 14, 18)
J. Shelvey (GWs 12, 14)
L. Baines (GWs 20, 21)
L. Koscielny (GWs 12, 20)
M. Figueroa (GWs 16, 19)
M. Özil (GWs 14, 15)
P. Bardsley (GWs 11, 17)
R. Snodgrass (GWs 11, 22)
S. Agüero (GWs 10, 12)
S. Berahino (GWs 10, 20)
S. Coleman (GWs 16, 19)
S. Parker (GWs 12, 18)
S. Sidwell (GWs 15, 20)
T. Krul (GWs 11, 17)
V. Kompany (GWs 17, 18)
Y. Cabaye (GWS 17, 22)
Yaya Touré (GWs 10, 14)

In-Form Fliers

While the Best Team lets you know who did well this week, our in-form fliers list looks at the last 5 GWs. For the first time in a while, Suarez is no longer at the top.

Player Pts18 Pts19 Pts20 Pts21 Pts22 Total Pts Last 5
C. Eriksen (M - TOT) 20 13 22 16 11 127 82
Y. Cabaye (M - NEW) 12 4 14 9 34 211 73
S. Cazorla (M - ARS) 12 7 10 11 30 128 70
L. Suárez (F - LIV) 8 8 12 33 5 358 66
E. Hazard (F - CHE) 19 15 10 17 5 226 66
W. Szczesny (G - ARS) 9 15 15 9 14 199 62
J. Rodriguez (F - SHN) 33 0 6 3 20 187 62
J. Puncheon (M - CRY) 14 7 20 -4 22 115 59
Adam Johnson (M - SUN) 0 38 21 126 59
T. Walcott (M - ARS) 25 12 21 133 58
A. Kolarov (D - MAC) 10 4 16 18 9 142 57
J. Hart (G - MAC) 10 19 2 20 6 102 57
S. Eto'o (F - CHE) 9 14 33 106 56
S. Sidwell (M - FUL) 6 7 19 10 12 174 54
P. Cech (G - CHE) 12 7 14 14 7 143 54
L. Baines (D - EVE) 7 24 18 4 179 53
D. Welbeck (F - MAN) 4 16 13 16 3 147 52
Ki Sung-Yueng (M - SUN) 17 7 4 21 3 93 52
E. Dzeko (F - MAC) 0 17 1 15 18 111 51
P. Coutinho (M - LIV) 16 4 17 12 0 144 49
V. Mannone (G - SUN) 26 5 1 9 7 100 48
H. Lloris (G - TOT) 4 12 12 14 6 144 48
L. Koscielny (D - ARS) 11 16 5 14 146 46
E. Adebayor (F - TOT) 2 6 11 2 24 74 45
A. Mariappa (D - CRY) 12 7 12 -1 15 88 45
A. Cole (D - CHE) 11 2 17 14 92 44
M. Noble (M - WHU) 10 5 2 21 6 125 44
P. Evra (D - MAN) 6 11 3 18 5 165 43
B. Sagna (D - ARS) 5 8 10 4 15 140 42
L. Remy (F - NEW) 20 1 -1 4 17 180 41
S. Parker (M - FUL) 18 10 2 11 148 41
V. Chiriches (D - TOT) 1 11 6 15 8 89 41
C. Azpilicueta (D - CHE) 9 16 10 6 92 41
C. Davies (D - HUL) 7 10 4 7 13 169 41
Á. Negredo (F - MAC) 18 -1 3 21 -1 162 40
Jose Fonte (D - SHN) 11 3 5 11 10 133 40
S. Coleman (M - EVE) 3 19 4 11 2 170 39
C. Adam (M - STO) 9 1 8 17 4 134 39
J. Mutch (M - CAR) 2 18 7 12 119 39
O. Assaidi (F - STO) 17 4 14 4 80 39
M. Dawson (D - TOT) 4 10 9 11 5 120 39

I hope you enjoyed these numbers. I am working on an analysis of Phantom Points, but given that we are now well into the season, looking at totals becomes less and less hopeful. Hopefully I can get that analysis up later this week.

Prof. M

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