Just how important is home advantage and should it influence our thinking in Fantasy Premier League (FPL)?
In this two-part article, we look at the numbers being posted at home and away in the Premier League so far in 2022/23.
First up is team data, while we’ll take a look at individual players in a follow-up piece.
CLEAN SHEETS/GOALS SCORED AT HOME + AWAY: LAST 10 SEASONS
|Season||CS Home %||GC Home %||CS Away %||GC Away %|
CS = Clean Sheets
GC = Goals Conceded
*** – Virtually all matches were played behind closed doors and home advantage all but evaporated.
Looking at this season and the nine that came before it (apart from a behind-closed-doors 2020/21), we can expect roughly 58% of clean sheets and 56% of goals scored to be registered by home teams in an average campaign.
A higher percentage of goals are being scored on home soil (57.9%) in 2022/23 than in any of the other seasons featured here, even if this is not reflected in the clean sheet column.
2022/23 HOME + AWAY OVERVIEW
|Team||Goals scored per home game||Goals conceded per home game||Clean sheets per home game||Goals scored per away game||Goals conceded per away game||Clean sheets per away game|
Only two clubs are scoring at a higher rate on their travels than they are on their own soil: Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester City.
The top two, Manchester City and Arsenal, are among four clubs who are shipping fewer goals in away games than at home.