The Numbers: Gameweek 30+

Football has returned in a somewhat unfamiliar format. Artificial crowd noise is applied to give home viewers a sense of familiarity with what they’re watching; teams emerge from the tunnel sequentially, each half of football is bisected by a drinks break, and of course each team is permitted five substitutions. Perhaps all of these thingsContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 30+”

The Numbers: Gameweek 29

Finally the SportStack gods have allowed us to put together a somewhat-functional AlphaStack Team of the Week. More attack-minded holding midfielders should be counter-balanced by defensively solid full backs. This team doesn’t look likely to score a tonne of goals based on the weekend’s performances, but we have less square pegs in round holes thanContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 29”

The Numbers: Gameweek 28

Last week’s team didn’t seem wholly functional, and this week’s is certainly no better, but you have to work with what you’ve got. This week, we have outstanding performances from three left-backs, and leaving any of them out wouldn’t have been right. We also feature a United midfield and a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde strike partnership.Continue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 28”

The Numbers: CL – Last 16 1st Leg

Courtois, Gnabry, HÃ¥land and Hateboer make for a very attacking 4-2-4 lineup in the AlphaStack Champions League – Last 16 First Leg XI. Thibaut Courtois – total payout 63p; base payout 48p In a game where we expected Manchester City to have a fair few attacks, it came as no big surprise to us thatContinue reading “The Numbers: CL – Last 16 1st Leg”

The Numbers: Gameweek 27

From last week’s defensively suspect 3-4-3 formation, we move this week to a more functional 4-4-2 that is likely to struggle for goals, at least based on the performances seen during gameweek 27! Martin Dubravka – total payout 69p; base payout 49p To be quite blunt, Newcastle’s day would have been a lot worse withoutContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 27”

The Numbers: Gameweek 26

This week’s lineup certainly wouldn’t be the most functional unit the Premier League has ever seen, but we are most concerned with identifying the weekend’s most intriguing performances. The truncated gameweek produced some big talking points, so read on for our take on gameweek 26. Pepe Reina – total payout 60p; base payout 50p AstonContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 26”

Under the Spotlight: Sergio Aguero

Last month we discussed Trent Alexander-Arnold who had an incredible December. With the latest Premier League Player of the Month award going to none other than Sergio Aguero, what better time to continue our Under the Spotlight (UtS) series with a more detailed look at his performances during January. Aguero scooped the award despite onlyContinue reading “Under the Spotlight: Sergio Aguero”

The Numbers: Gameweek 25

After a few weeks of getting readers used to the numbers we’re looking at each week, we decided now is the time to change up what we’re doing with this blog. Base and per-minute payouts remain as relevant as ever, but rather than listing off the highest scorers, we wanted to highlight the most interestingContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 25”

The Numbers: Gameweek 24

Following quickly on from our GW23 edition of ‘The Numbers’ blog, we look at the top performers from last week’s midweek fixtures. See below for a reminder of how we calculate the numbers we look at, aside from total payout. Base payout – this is the payout a player has earned excluding goals, assists, goalsContinue reading “The Numbers: Gameweek 24”