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The Big Numbers – Gameweek 22

West Brom’s Romelu Lukaku heads up our ICT Index rankings after a weekend of football, with Wigan’s Franco Di Santo an unlikely name to keep Robin Van Persie company in our top three. Our members can investigate these standings in full, digesting all the data from the weekend’s action. Big Numbers makes a return to pick out our take on the key statistics on show, together with an array of trends that have emerged over the past four Gameweeks…

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  1. big oak
      3 years, 11 months ago

      podo to cisse
      or
      carz to mata
      already have walcott gibbs demel jcole
      it will be for a hit

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      1. rvp786
          3 years, 11 months ago

          i think u mean the other way round

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          1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
              3 years, 11 months ago

              +1

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        • rvp786
            3 years, 11 months ago

            felt good taking out suarez as a united fan and him getting 2pts 🙂

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            1. fuml_akimbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 11 months ago

              I thoroughly enjoyed this myself :D. Though I brought Ba in for him, which could have gone better!

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              1. Dago
                  3 years, 11 months ago

                  It will against Southampton when he gets a brace.

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                  1. rvp786
                      3 years, 11 months ago

                      Ba was 2m cheaper though which allowed us to upgrade elsewhere

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                      1. Dago
                          3 years, 11 months ago

                          Whats your transfer plans for this week mate?

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                          1. rvp786
                              3 years, 11 months ago

                              see below dago.

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                      2. isacki: full casual
                          3 years, 11 months ago

                          Have done the same, was riskier as it was a hit. Glad my gamble paid off on the Suarez side, just hoping Ba delivers in the second game. If he plays at all.

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                        • Back to Back Ballacks
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 years, 10 months ago

                          test
                          😡
                          👿

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                    • isacki: full casual
                        3 years, 11 months ago

                        Arsenal fan in peace, finally got a chance to get another look at the Kompany red card. (Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRfo-tNaBkc&t=2m12s).

                        The law concerned is Law 12 (Fouls & Misconduct) (http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/afdeveloping/refereeing/law_12_fouls_misconduct_en_47379.pdf) which states that players should be sent off for "serious foul play", which is defined as:
                        "A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play."

                        The guidance adds that " 'using excessive force' means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent." Note that it's the potential for injury that is considered, not actual injury.

                        It also adds that "Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one of both leg, with excessive force and endangering the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play".

                        My take on it is that as far as the laws are concerned, this is a straightforwardly correct application of Rule 12 by the referee. Both of Kompany's legs leaving the ground leaves the referee with little choice but to deem it a lunge. Hence the FA is unlikely to undermine him, hence it is unlikely to be overturned.

                        From a moral point of view, I think Kompany went only for the ball and there was no intent to injure. Credit also to Wilshere for asking the referee not to send Kompany off immediately after the tackle - having made a few tackles like that himself, I think he understood! 😆

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                        1. isacki: full casual
                            3 years, 11 months ago

                            *using one of both leg = *using one or both legs

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                          • Scroobius Mac
                              3 years, 11 months ago

                              I thought Wilshere thought the ref was going to punish him. Its not far off a 50/50 really.

                              One of those ones where the ref is right but the rules are wrong.

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                          • thegreathoudini
                              3 years, 11 months ago

                              Current Squad.

                              Jaaskelainen
                              Cameron - Azpilicueta - Evra
                              Maloney - Walcott - Routledge - Mata
                              Suarez - Ba - Van Persie

                              Subs: Begovic Nelsen Clyne Puncheon

                              Did Hazard > Walcott last night before price rise for free.

                              Currently have Winter Wildcard & 3.2m in the bank. Thinking of WCing.

                              Jaaskelainen > Bunn
                              Nelsen > Demel
                              Azpilicueta > Gibbs
                              Maloney > Fellaini
                              Routledge > Michu
                              Ba > Lukaku

                              With 0.7 left.

                              Any suggestions much appreciated.

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                              1. Dago
                                  3 years, 11 months ago

                                  you should of wildcarded last week. Id be tempted to get a couple of DGW for this week, then use it later.

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                              2. Messi & fabregas
                                  3 years, 11 months ago

                                  anyone thinking of ditching ba?

                                  too much money and frustration on the bench depending on rafa rotation?

                                  i am thinking of giroud for the dgw

                                  currently 2046th

                                  my fornt 8 will be

                                  mata/ bale/walcott/fellanini/michu

                                  rvp/sturridge/giroud

                                  any thoughts?

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                                  1. Marty McFly
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                    I'd go for Podolski over Giroud.

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                                • Scroobius Mac
                                    3 years, 11 months ago

                                    Potential WC team
                                    Szczesny / Mignolet
                                    Sagna / Davies / Wilson / Clyne / Demel
                                    Mata / Fellaini / Walcott / Puncheon / Bale
                                    Sturridge / Aguero / Van Persie

                                    Differences in starting XI this week would be Aguero, Sturridge, Chezney and Davies instead of Benteke, Berba, Luiz and Sterling.

                                    Worth playing it or should I hold tight? Got 2 frees so could get some of that lot in anyway.

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                                  • rvp786
                                      3 years, 11 months ago

                                      Fuml - happy with how your wildcard played???

                                      you taking out BA this week? if so for who?

                                      im thinking podolski/ageuro

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                                      1. Dago
                                          3 years, 11 months ago

                                          keep Ba. I reckon you should save it.

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                                          1. rvp786
                                              3 years, 11 months ago

                                              hmm its a tough one dago. most my rivals will take him out for the likes of sturridge/suarez/ageuro/podolski.

                                              im 35 ahead of guy in 2nd so will see. whats your plans??

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                                        • DonTheSpecialOne
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 years, 11 months ago

                                          Morning! As I slept over the deadline and missed my WC, I guess I'm one of few on here with the WC still available. Considering Arsenal+Hammers has a DGW, I figured it wasn't a big blooper after all. BEFORE i read Arsenal's game might be PP?!

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                                        • Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                                            3 years, 11 months ago

                                            Back to RVP captain, who's with me.

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                                          • Fergies fledgling
                                              3 years, 11 months ago

                                              GUys, could use a little help. Unsure whether to wildcard this team, take a 4pt hit or neither.

                                              Current team is:

                                              Jaaskelainen Begovic
                                              Luiz Shawcross Demel Davies McAuley
                                              Mata Bale Pienaar Michu Sterling
                                              Suarez RVP Lambert
                                              £1.0 m in the bank

                                              A) Bale/Mata -> Walcott
                                              B) Bale/Mata -> Walcott + Pienaar -> Fellaini (-4)
                                              C) w/card

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                                            • BootlegRascal
                                                3 years, 11 months ago

                                                Lamps + Lambert to Gerrard + Podolski for a -4 sound?

                                                Have Mata, Walcott and no Suarez

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                                                1. BootlegRascal
                                                    3 years, 11 months ago

                                                    Or should I look at Fellaini instead of Stevie?

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                                                    1. v12w12
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 11 months ago

                                                      I like Gerrard however not too sure on Podolski

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                                                    2. Marty McFly
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                      I'd be tempted go have Fellaini for about 3 weeks. Then upgrade to Gerrard when the fixture ease up. Although I see your temptation for this week with NOR playing lfc.

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                                                2. v12w12
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 years, 11 months ago

                                                  Is Berbatov to either of the below worth a hit?

                                                  A. Lukaku
                                                  B. Dzeko
                                                  C. Sturridge

                                                  Will WC week later, cheers.

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                                                3. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                                                    3 years, 11 months ago

                                                    Who else has luaku in?

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                                                  • Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                                                      3 years, 11 months ago

                                                      Keep suarez for Norwich surely?

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                                                      1. XP
                                                          3 years, 11 months ago

                                                          he likes scoring against Norwich

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                                                      2. Grubby
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                        Current team:
                                                        Mignolet (Jaaskelainen)
                                                        Azpilicueta Gibbs Demel (Davies) (Cameron)
                                                        Walcott Michu Mata Fellaini (Noble)
                                                        RVP Ba Cisse

                                                        Wildcard played last week.
                                                        1 Free Transfer for this coming week.

                                                        What should I do? I was a bit disappointed with Cisse at the weekend but as Newcastle's only frontman at the moment I'm pretty sure he'll score against Reading this coming GW.

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                                                        1. Marty McFly
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                          Put Zabaleta in for Azpilicueta.

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