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The Numbers Game – Festive Form – Forwards

Having indulged in the numbers behind the top ten individuals in Defence and Midfield, we end our series of articles for members by examining the top performers over the Christmas period amongst the forwards.

Just as Steven Gerrard dominated in the midfielders bracket over the Christmas period, Luis Suarez reigned supreme amongst the strikers. With five goals and two assists making him the most profitable forward on show, surpassing even Robin Van Persie’s FPL returns in the same window.

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  1. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    So, simple question - Suarez or Baines?

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    1. 4vets
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Suarez.

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    2. ccc
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Suarez

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    3. Twisted Saltergater
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      Baines! Look at Everton's fixtures.

      Can afford to wait on Suarez for 3 or 4 gameweeks.

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      1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
        4 years, 9 months ago

        good luck with that

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      2. Let's talk about Cesc
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        Agreed. Great for next 4, even with DGWs on. Was going for Baines, but very tempted both Baines and Fellaini

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  2. Hank da Silva
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Re Lawro's Everton divinations: http://i.imgur.com/P0KZC.png

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    1. Just A Hat
      4 years, 9 months ago

      lol not surprised to see Liverpool near the bottom as well, he predicts them to win every game

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  3. The King
    4 years, 9 months ago

    On my WC atm. Planning Puncheon > Gerrard next week...should I do Puncheon > Ramirez this week?

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    1. Kendog
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Poe que no Los dos?

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  4. SpinyNorman [*_*]
    4 years, 9 months ago

    With only Mata, Ba and Clyne for the DGW, is there anyone else worth bringing in for a hit?

    Ramirez? Cole perhaps?

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    1. The King
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Ramirez maybe, for who?

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      1. SpinyNorman [*_*]
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Sterling

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        1. Kendog
          4 years, 9 months ago

          +9

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  5. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 9 months ago

    People with a second WC handy, Mignolet is a good enough stand alone keeper till GW31.

    Mignolet + 3.9 is a good option imo

    WHAM wig SWA rdg ARS wbrom FUL qpr NOR post which the tough fixtures start.

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    1. The King
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Certainly considering him with Federici...or maybe him alone. He usually bags the odd CS + save points.

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  6. Sportá
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    After much deliberation I've decided to do Suarez -> Baa just for the DGW, I'll get Suarez back in for the Norwich game. After last nights disaster for Chelsea Baa is going to get plenty of game time.....cant wait for the weekend games now... Bring it On !

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    1. giloo33
      4 years, 9 months ago

      did same. suarez to baaaa + gerard to hazard cuz i got mata, so ,3 chelsea players.
      after dgw change back. ba to suarez, hazard to wallcot...

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  7. Mílanista
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    What to do with O'Brien? Am on WC so switching to Demel would be easy. Not sure which one to have for the double and beyond.

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    1. Arsene's Boys
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Big Sam says he a while away. I've changed to Demel.

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    2. ccc
      4 years, 9 months ago

      I have O'Brien as well, but considering bringing in Demel for O'Brien or R. Martin.

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  8. Nice2Michu
    4 years, 9 months ago

    is henriquez nailed on?

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    1. SpinyNorman [*_*]
      4 years, 9 months ago

      As Kone's gone AWOL with ACON, I'd say 95%

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      1. Nice2Michu
        4 years, 9 months ago

        is he not then a sure thing for a third forward for a person on their wildcard?

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    2. 4vets
      4 years, 9 months ago

      It'll cause problems later.

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  9. Just A Hat
    4 years, 9 months ago

    I'm about to buy Football Manager for the first time since 2002...bad mistake? Life gone possibly?

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    1. Mark
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      You'll notice that quite a bit has changed. If you thought it was time consuming before...

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      1. Mark
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        I can't see to take this hat off. I want my cap back!

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        1. Evs
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          4 years, 9 months ago

          Clear your cache. Reset the grav. Clear it again but... I'm guessing you know that.

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    2. Evs
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      Can you get it on iPad do you know hat?

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      1. Nice2Michu
        4 years, 9 months ago

        yeah ya can

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        1. Evs
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          4 years, 9 months ago

          Lovely.

          I'll buy it before my next hols.

          Have you used it on iPad by any chance?

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          1. Nice2Michu
            4 years, 9 months ago

            i used it on an adroid tablet and an iphone and it has ruined my life with its addictiveness πŸ˜€

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  10. ccc
    4 years, 9 months ago

    My Defence. Any advice?

    Shawcross & Cameron vs. Chelsea
    Gibbs vs. Man City
    R. Martin vs. Newcastle
    O'Brien likely injured out of the DGW. Should I do Martin > Demel for a hit?

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  11. Gimli son of Gloin
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Decided on the WC... mightn't be on tomorrow heading to England for the weekend and seeing the United Liverpool game on Sunday. Extremely Excited πŸ˜€

    Anyway.

    Jaask (Foster)
    Luiz, Gibbs, Harte Demel, Davies
    Mata. Bale, Walcott, Michu, Gaston
    RVP, Ba, Lambert

    1.1 in the bank.

    It's a little DGW influenced. Mata - Cazorla, Gaston - Cole-Nolan next week for -4.
    Fingers crossed 😐

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    1. Jamaster
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Dude lucky you. Its my dream to go to a match one day! how much were tickets?

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  12. TA6
    4 years, 9 months ago

    What do you think is the best way to go? I have no Chelsea coverage so far.

    A. Cuellar, Suarez > Luiz, Ba
    B. Nastasic, Cazorla > Azpi, Mata
    C. Foster, Berba > Turnbull, Ba

    All for a hit.

    Cheers

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    1. Nelson Vivas Fan Club
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      C)
      but can u do it without turnbull for foster?.. turnbull is not guaranteed

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    2. Murty.
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      Berbatov at home to Wigan and with his improving numbers is not the right choice I believe..
      Was debating the turnball move but maybe Hilario will come in!

      A for me by a good margin !

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  13. Wild Rover
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    New post

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    1. Back on the horse - Gabonia…
      4 years, 9 months ago

      link? πŸ˜‰

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  14. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    Ha, in order to have Suarez in my team, I have to have 3 Reading players - Federici, Mariappa, and Guthrie πŸ˜€

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    1. Sportá
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      They will all score huge points this week, I feel Guthrie especially is just waiting to explode..

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  15. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    A or B gentlemen:

    A)
    Bego / Turnbull
    Zabaleta / Gibbs / Davies / Demel / Harte
    Bale / Walcott / Mata / Michu / Marveaux
    Suarez / RVP / Ba

    B)
    Bego / Turnbull
    Baines / Gibbs / Davies / Demel / Harte
    Bale / Walcott / Mata / Michu / Fellaini
    Ruiz / RVP / Ba

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    1. Mind över Mata
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      So basically:

      (A) Suarez, Marveaux and Zabaletta
      (B) Ruiz, Fellaini and Baines

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      1. Nelson Vivas Fan Club
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        Have u read the numbers game - forwards article? Suarez is a must have. So i'd do A) but i wouldnt be that sure about marveaux or turnbull

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        1. FredrikH
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Toby, have you decited on your captaincy?:)

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  16. rdpx
    4 years, 9 months ago

    am I right in thinking that O'Brien is looking unlikely to make it back for the DGW23?

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    1. Pau
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      hope not

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  17. Nelson Vivas Fan Club
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    Who to bench out of

    A) Cazorla (also got Walcott)
    B) Pienaar
    C) Hernandez

    Team linked

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    1. mabz1303
      4 years, 9 months ago

      personally bench B

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  18. jonoelgrande
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    A. Suarez + Fellaini / Michu > Ba + Mata -4

    or

    B. Defoe + Berbatov + Michu > Mata + Ba + Lambert?

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    1. Murty.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      I'm considering doing A as well.. As you see below.

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  19. Murty.
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    Suarez- Ba
    And
    Michu - Mata for a hit ?

    Already have Luiz...

    Suarez and Michu are the two in form players right now and replacing them seems crazy
    What are people's thoughts?
    Have a WC in a couple of weeks to play so I ll be able to mix it up again later.
    Want to capitalise on the DGW..

    Mata looks like he's going to go crazy. Ba might not start both games...
    If I don't bring in Mata , I'm considering captaining David Luiz too.

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    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      watching the game the other night i think Hazard is more likely than Mata to have a run of good fpl points...Only one game but that's how it looked on the night...

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      1. Nelson Vivas Fan Club
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Taking out Suarez or Michu for a hit aint good business

        I'm captaining Luiz (over Torres)

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        1. Murty.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Thinking of just the Suarez/ Ba move and seeing how Ba goes.
          That will leave 2.0 for next week and the WC the following week !

          Cheers

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      2. Murty.
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        Interesting -- there are no certs in this game!
        Mata, hazard, Oscar, lamps, Torres, Ba

        Who knows what those guys and BENITEZ will do..
        Mata can do no wrong according to the polls and the above article!

        Chelsea might be set up for a fall this Gameweek!
        Wouldn't be the first time..

        Re considering any HIT now..

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  20. dcarlito
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Joe Cole looked lively the last day, anybody thinking of getting him in as a cheeky differential??

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    1. dcarlito
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Bueller? Anyone?

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    2. Kendog
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Everyone will tell you not to. But that's what makes him a differential

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  21. mike w
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    Need help with who to bench out of:

    Fellaini bale Walcott mata Michu
    Berbatov RVP Ba

    I'm currently thinking Michu...

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    1. threesticks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      tough one. I've got Michu on the bench atm

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    2. Kendog
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Bench ba. Probs start on bench both games

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  22. threesticks
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    My defense:
    Begovic/Tremmel
    Davies/Harte/O'Brien/Baker/Cameron

    Tremmel/O'Brien -> Turnbull/MartinR?
    Next week:
    Turnbull/Baker -> Cerny/Demel?

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    1. Kendog
      4 years, 9 months ago

      If taking hits.. May as well get in. 2x gameweek defender

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  23. eltoro
    4 years, 9 months ago

    who to play? Puncheon double GW or Dzeko ???

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    1. Kendog
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Puncheon could easily get 2 + 2. Whereas dzeko could score 2 goals. But then again who knows

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  24. Murty.
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    I've chosen the Wildcard option for better or worse..
    Mignolet (Szcesney)

    Shaw, Luiz, Harte. (Demel, Gibbs)

    Mata, Fellaini, Walcott, Ramirez, ( Snodgrass)

    RvP, Ba, Ruiz

    0.1 in the account.
    Would really appreciate feedback on this one!

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