January
13

The Big Numbers – Gameweek 22

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Mark

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

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. i think u mean the other way round

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
        • 2 years, 18 days ago
  2. felt good taking out suarez as a united fan and him getting 2pts :)

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this myself :D. Though I brought Ba in for him, which could have gone better!

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
      1. It will against Southampton when he gets a brace.

        • 2 years, 18 days ago
        1. Ba was 2m cheaper though which allowed us to upgrade elsewhere

          • 2 years, 18 days ago
          1. Whats your transfer plans for this week mate?

            • 2 years, 18 days ago
            1. see below dago.

              • 2 years, 18 days ago
      2. 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.

        • 2 years, 18 days ago
        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  3. 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! :lol:

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. *using one of both leg = *using one or both legs

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
    2. 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.

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
  4. 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.

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. you should of wildcarded last week. Id be tempted to get a couple of DGW for this week, then use it later.

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
  5. 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?

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. I'd go for Podolski over Giroud.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  6. 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.

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  7. Fuml - happy with how your wildcard played???

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

    im thinking podolski/ageuro

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. keep Ba. I reckon you should save it.

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
      1. 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??

        • 2 years, 18 days ago
  8. 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?!

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  9. Back to RVP captain, who's with me.

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  10. 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

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  11. Lamps + Lambert to Gerrard + Podolski for a -4 sound?

    Have Mata, Walcott and no Suarez

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. Or should I look at Fellaini instead of Stevie?

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
      1. I like Gerrard however not too sure on Podolski

        • 2 years, 18 days ago
      2. 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.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
  12. Is Berbatov to either of the below worth a hit?

    A. Lukaku
    B. Dzeko
    C. Sturridge

    Will WC week later, cheers.

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  13. Who else has luaku in?

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
  14. Keep suarez for Norwich surely?

    • 2 years, 18 days ago
    1. XP

      he likes scoring against Norwich

      • 2 years, 18 days ago
  15. 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.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Put Zabaleta in for Azpilicueta.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 23

  • Pantilimon
  • Jones
  • Koscielny
  • Bertrand
  • Cazorla
  • Hazard
  • Sterling
  • Walters
  • Giroud
  • Defoe
  • Pellè
  • Fonte
  • Puncheon
  • Rooney

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