Premier League Clean Sheets – A Historical Analysis

Do you like betting on which Premier League side will keep a clean sheet? Do you wish to score more Fantasy Premier League points via clean sheets? Use this guide in conjunction with bookie odds to predict clean sheets better.

Let’s face it, clean sheets (CS) aren’t always the most glamorous stat to analyze, especially for Fantasy Premier League purposes.

However, you’re missing out on some serious opportunity in both betting and FPL purposes. The Top 6 teams record approximately 40-45% of clean sheets per season, which means there’s value in CS if you know where to look.

However, for today, this guide is meant for historical analysis only. Past performance is not always an indicator of future production. Throughout the season, we will integrate bookie odds to try and predict the likelihood of a CS.

Clean Sheets By Week
This chart details the total number of CS by week for the last two PL seasons.

You’ll recall that the 2017-2018 season had no summer cup tournament. Is there any link to that with the high number of CS to start the season?

Total Clean Sheets By Season

Here’s an alternative view of CS over the last two seasons:

This chart shows distribution of CS data into quartiles, highlighting the mean and outliers.

The “box” indicates the data in between the 25th and 75th quartile for each data set. Thus, for example, the above chart tells us that for the 2018/2019 season, there were most likely between 4-7 CS per week.

The bottom tail represents everything below the 25th percentile, and the top tail represents the data above the 75th percentile. Thus, for the 2018/2019 season, the number of weeks in which seven or eight CS happened was the same as the number of weeks in which zero to four CS happened.

Clean Sheets – Top 6 Teams
99 total CS for the Top 6
85 total CS from the Top 6
Clean Sheets – Non-Top Six Teams
CS galore for the three relegated teams.
Everton with a strong CS record at home vs Top 6

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