Interesting new independent analysis on Allan Saint-Maximin.
The official Premier League website that looks at the Newcastle player’s stats ahead of Friday’s game against Leeds.
Newcastle fans know with their own eyes that the French winger is the (only?) Main threat.
However, this official PL analysis confirms what we are seeing.
Your analysis is for your fantasy football setup, but obviously the statistics are relevant nonetheless.
Their conclusion is that “Allan Saint-Maximin’s potential for goals and assists in both games (at home against Leeds and then away at Watford) can be used.”
They indicate the following:
Allan Saint-Maximin has either scored or assisted in three of the four Premier League games so far.
With a total of six shots and nine chances, Newcastle finished second in 2021/22.
In the absence of Callum Wilson, Old Trafford was given even more freedom of attack, he produced three shots and also earned three chances, including for the goal of Javier Manquillo in the 1: 4 defeat.
Leeds are weak at the back this season and have conceded 11 goals (only Newcastle (12) have conceded more!)
Official Premier League website analysis of Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Newcastle v Leeds:
“A regular role on the Newcastle United front this season has given the Frenchman a strong start in Fantasy.
Saint-Maximin has only hidden the Magpies in one of the first four games.
He’s made an assist against both West Ham United and Manchester United and scored against Southampton.
That helped him get 19 points, three points ahead of Callum Wilson as Newcastle’s top player in the FPL (Fantasy Premier League) this season.
“The underlying figures underscore Saint-Maximin’s extensive influence on the magpies attack.
With a total of six shots and nine chances, Steve Bruce’s team finished second in 2021/22.
The Frenchman’s performance at Old Trafford last weekend in the absence of Wilson was particularly encouraging.
He produced three shots and also created three chances, including the goal scored by Javier Manquillo in the 4-1 defeat.
Back-to-back games against Leeds United and Watford give Saint-Maximin the opportunity to extend their steady start to the new season.
Leeds visits St. James’ Park on Friday due to some poor defense displays.
They conceded 11 goals and 52 shots in the penalty area, both of which are among the bottom two this season.
Similar to Leeds, Watford is one of the only five teams that have still played to zero this season.
They conceded two goals in three of their four games.
Allan Saint-Maximin’s potential for goals and assists can be exploited in both matches, which increases his attractiveness as a short-term catcher.