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Gameweek 32 – Oh Gylfi Gylfi (home and away)

In 2011/12 on April 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

Oh Gylfi, Gylfi, Gylfi, Gylfi, Gylfi Sigurdsson.  The icelandic midfielder is fast becoming the fantasy premier league’s must have midfielder.  As predicted in gameweek 25, he is making waves and with; 6 goals, 3 assists and 8 bonus points in all but 10 starts.

However a strange phenomenon has occurred.  All of his 6 goals have come away from home (6 goals in 6 games).  So what is causing this discrepancy?  We compared his attempts at goal in his last 2 games; away to Spurs and at home to Everton.

Gylfi Sigurdsson - shooting analysis

A look at Gylfi Sigurdsson's attempts at goal; home and away for Swansea

Number of shots – funnily enough Gylfi is getting a consistent number of shots in both at home and away (averaging roughly 4 / game) – except for against Man City where he was marked out of the game.  This is pretty impressive for a midfielder and up there with the highest number of shots / game in the Premiership.

Blocked shots – despite getting in the same number of shots at home as away, Gylfi is finding more space away from home.  Against Everton he had 3 of his 5 shots blocked compared to just the 1 at Spurs.  Swansea are quickly building respect in the Premiership and teams are not giving them the space at the Liberty Stadium that they had in the early part of the season.

So will Gylfi’s home and away scoring phenomenon continue in gameweek 32?  Yes.  With Cheick Tiote and Cabaye in centre midfield for Newcastle it will be tough for Swansea’s Icelandic attacking midfielder.

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