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Official Premier League analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin – Splits Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku

3 weeks ago
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Interesting new independent analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin, including comparisons to Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.

The official Premier League site looking at the Newcastle player’s stats after five matches, compared to other top Premier League attacking players.

Newcastle fans know with their own eyes that the French winger is the only threat for NUFC, when there is no Callum Wilson in the team.

The PL analysis gives us some valuable extra insight and stats.

Their analysis is for the benefit of their fantasy football set-up but obviously the stats are relevant regardless.

They point out the following:

Amongst the PL top forwards, only Ronaldo has better stats than the Newcastle player over the course of the last two rounds of matches, Allan Saint-Maximin even ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

In these last two rounds of matches:

Ronaldo with 13 shots and 7 of them on target, plus 1 key pass.

ASM with 8 shots and 4 of them on target, plus 5 key passes.

Lukaku with 5 shots and 3 of them on target, plus 3 key passes.

Allan Saint-Maximin getting an assist against Man Utd and scoring against Leeds as well, these last two games.

Remarkably, despite playing for relegation zone Newcastle United, ASM if ranked fourth overall out of all Premier League forwards for the entire (five games) PL season so far.

Official Premier League site analysis on Premier League strikers, including Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Watford v Newcastle:

Newcastle forward’s (Allan Saint-Maximin) Fantasy stats in GW4-5 are better than the Chelsea forward’s (Romelu Lukaku) and only surpassed by Ronaldo

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m) has the form and fixtures to continue rewarding managers in Fantasy Premier League.

The Newcastle United forward ranks fourth in his position in Fantasy, blanking in just one of the first five Gameweeks.

His output has proven crucial in the last two Gameweeks in particular, with his strike partner Callum Wilson (£7.4m) missing through injury.

Saint-Maximum has been involved in both the Magpies’ goals in that period, supplying an assist at Manchester United and scoring at home to Leeds United.

He places second only to Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) among forwards over the last two Gameweeks in the ICT Index, a feature in Fantasy that can help guide the strategies and selections of managers.

The Portuguese has produced 13 shots and seven shots on target since making his second debut for the Red Devils in Gameweek 4, both more than any other forward in Fantasy.

Saint-Maximum is second to Ronaldo for both those statistics.

His eight shots were level with Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), while he also managed four shots on target.

The Newcastle attacker was also very creative in his last two outings.

Saint-Maximin’s five key passes were joint-top for forwards during that period, including one big chance created.

By comparison, big-hitter Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) managed five shots and three chances created on his way to third spot in the ICT Index, just behind the Magpies’ front man.

Favourable fixtures

Newcastle’s upcoming schedule gives Saint-Maximin the opportunity to extend his early-season output.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next four matches score no more than three.

Saint-Maximin can profit from that run and reward managers with more goals and assists, according to the ICT Index.

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