January
20

The Big Numbers – Gameweek 23

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Mark

Joe Cole tops our ICT Index for the Gameweek so far, following his equalising goal and eye-catching display in the Hammers’ draw with QPR. With David Silva ranked second and West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie nestled in third, the weekend has seen a number of differentials put in strong statistical shifts.

Our members can, of course, get the full data behind the Index scores via our members area but, as always on a Sunday evening, we’ve compiled our guide to the figures that have turned our heads thus far in Gameweek 23…

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  1. jfr

    Would you rather:

    A - Sturridge + £3m

    B - Suarez

    It's gotta be A, right??

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
  2. Who will win?

    Me: Fellaini, Lambert, Walcott (C), Demel and Jussi
    Him: 11 points and Joe Cole

    I am hopeful.

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. You, by a country mile (which is longer than a regular mile)

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. dont you wanna ask a more OBVIOUS question ?

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. you won't be saying that when Joe Cole runs riot.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Never thought id see "Joe Cole" and "run riot" in the same sentence! :-)

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. moron

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  3. Ummmm,

    Is Wisdom nailed on then? I think I like him a lot at 4.3 if he is….

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Until JE is back yes

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. Only for a few weeks, and not great couple of fixtures coming up

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  4. Who wins this then???
    49(-4) Each
    Both Baines Walcott(c)

    Me Giroud + Sagna

    Him Wilshere and Vermaelen

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Him unless Giroud starts.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Hmm, im worried by Giroud. :-(

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. I have him too.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. Tough call. I'd fancy you if Giroud starts.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
        • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. why would he? was poor last game to be honest. i can see walcot moves to the lone striker position again.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Walcott as a lone striker. and Podolski in for Giroud is what i'd think.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  5. Is Suarez + Ba -> Aguero + Sturridge (-4) a good move or save transfer??? Team would then be:

    Begovic – Federici

    Gibbs – Jones – Davies – Demel – Clyne

    Bale – Mata – Walcott – Michu – Puncheon

    RVP – Aguero – Sturridge (1.1m in bank)

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. I'll be honest, I've been avoiding commenting on your posts because I HATE looking at your grav. It seriously hurts my eyes. And yes. YES. I like your move.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  6. I think Ba will start 2 of the next 3 games.

    Start: reading
    Benched: Newcastle (yep against his former club)
    Start: WIGAN (as Torres will start in Europe)

    So now thinking whether the reading + WIGAN games are enough to stick with for the next 3 games.

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. You missed out the cup game, possibly the most important for Rafa.

      Swansea- start
      Reading - benched
      Newcastle - start
      Wigan - benched

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. nope..
        seansea - start
        bertford - bench
        reading - start

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
  7. Christina (and the rest of you) I can't decide what to do. I want to keep Steve G (on pens, he's awesome, and he's on pens) despite his terrible two fixtures coming up. But then I miss out on Michu, whom I want. Which meaaaans that if I don't keep Stevie G, I'm back to owning the Power 5 (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I guess...other than the fact that everyone wants that.) And I don't get a sweet differential like AJ as my 5th attacker. So I guess I'm down to 2 options:

    A) Power 5

    B) Gerrard+AJ

    Which one is it, fellow fantasy peeps? (and christina, if your'e on here still buddy.)

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. I don't think Michu is worth his price tag if you're paying the full whack.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. well I like AJ and Gerrard in all honesty. It would depend on what price you bought Michu at for me

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Sold him last week. Would have to buy him at full price :( His fixtures look great though, it'd be a shame not have him....But I honestly don't want to stick with the Power 5. So boring, so non-differential, so blah.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Not that great. Also away 4 times in his next 6 games and a home game vs Liverpool

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. Ugh. :(. We shall see if Michu is fixture proof still then! Cheers, butts.

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
        2. well if you'll lose a lot of money getting him back then go with b. AJ has nice fixtures (I have Fletcher atm but looking at AJ GW26 when I sell him) Have you considered a different power 5 member over Gerrard for the next though?

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. Such as Silva or Fellaini? Which do you suggest my good sir?

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. Neither, imo.

      Firstly, I think Liverpool have to hit a few more bumps before they settle, and you may find that he is not the man you want. Secondly, Michu is FAR more central to Swansea.

      A Johnson is someone you get in for double game weeks ...

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  8. Just playing about with my WC, and thinking my team value isn't great. Maybe I should keep Suarez and lose RVP??

    * Runs and hides

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. You can run but you can't hide!

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. get out, just get out 😉

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. Hahah, its a huge risk losing VP with his high ownership.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    4. RVP is on target to better last season's points haul, I wouldn't even think about it...

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. BUT say you could have Aguero AND Mata rather than RVP and Ramires doesnt it make more sense?

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. wow, you're tv must be really low, I have RvP, Aguero and Mata

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. Just an example of value

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
        2. Surely you can have both RVP and Mata in your WC team? I'd drop Suarez to Sturridge rathing than losing RVP if that saved $3.1m helps you get there?

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
    5. got to keep RVP.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    6. I would rather lose Suarez. RvP is expensive but he has shown he is worth it, so much consistency plus explosiveness. I think you can match Suarez's returns with Sturridge. You can not replicate RvP

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Suarez is more "explosive" imo. RVP is more consistent

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. I own both, but Suarez got 1/5 Liverpool goals this week, RVP got 1/1 Man U goals...

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. means ManU is crap team.. why take some one from such manure

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
            1. ye crap. that would explain why they're not top

              o wait

              • 3 years, 19 days ago
        2. consistency > explosivity IMO. RvP can be explosive, when United actually get ruthless.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
  9. 2 frees & clueless what to do..

    Bunn / Federici
    Sagna / Davies / Azpilicueta / Shaw / Demel
    Bale / Fellaini / Mata / Michu / Walcott
    Berbatov / Van Persie / Lambert

    2 FT, £0.0m in the bank
    Thoughts appreciated.

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Bit of a bench nightmare. Get Sturridge for Berba or Lambert and downgrade the other to Pog

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Makes no sense this week when Berba has WHAM

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
  10. Last qualifying spot for the Elite 64 @ 4,583 now. 😯

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Whats the Elite 64, I'm currently ranked 2,800

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Then don't worry about it. I'm worse than that and hanging in 😉

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
      2. Head to Head Knockout for top 62 ranked players + last years winner & me.

        https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvmYxSLqqL_sdGlidHpkbklPVjZGenJyM283cTM5a3c#gid=4

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. 😯 .... leading to :(

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. Your site is blocked in my work. Can you register me for the FPL Open?

      http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/77076/history/

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. You have to register yourself. You have until GW29 anyway.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Ah no worries mate. I'll do when at home.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
        2. what is the qualification for the FPL open?

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. Top 254 after GW29.

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
  11. Bale or Mata? Bale or Mata? Bale or Mata?

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. For me it would be Mata but ideally I'd want both.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. Replace or with and.
      Replace ? with .

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. On Wildcard and want to chose one to go in my front 8 -

        Punch Michu Fellaini Bale/Mata Taarabt
        Berba VP Aguero

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Aah, i just can not.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. can not?

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
        • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. Wassa Mata you? 😉

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Did you enjoy your weekend up in my neck of the woods?

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Very much so! Very productive and enjoyable! Sarti's ftw! 😉

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
          1. Good to hear.

            Great choice. Very nice Italian.

            • 3 years, 21 days ago
      2. Doooos good morning! Would you be so kind as to give some viable input to my inquery up top? Would appreciate. Thank you sir.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
          • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Done. See above. 😉

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
      3. There you arm. Once you check em formbooks, Kun vs. Jelly be my dilemma.

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Kun later. HAS. TO. BE. 😀

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
        2. Aguero, by a long way, currently. Unfortunately.

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    4. Mata but I'm getting Bale back in for the Norwich game so will have both :-)

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  12. Speak to me people's . I've got serious stricker issues...

    Begovic(Federici )

    Zab Gibbs Demel (Bassong Morrison )

    Silva Mata Fellani Walcott Bale

    Ba Berb (Pobrebynyac)

    3.6 in the bank no FT

    Was thinking next week Ba to Rooney And Berb to sturrige???

    Already resigned to not having RVP and going for one heavy hitter in Rooney to try to keep pace with RVP?

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. *striker

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  13. A scouser friend of mine tells me LFC are very close to signing Coutinho.

    Thoughts if it happens?

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Cat amongst pigeons

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. watched him play some europe league games, he looked full of energy :)

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. They'll have quite a player. Left Vasco too soon, not fully developed...if anyone can bring out the beastly player in him it's Rodgers. Would be a hit.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    4. Seen him play a good few times. Can be very good but blows hot and cold. I can't see him bothering Suarez or Sturrige too much, more like Downing and Sterling seeing more rotation

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. He is different class to Downing technically so agree. Could become a very potent front 3/4 at Pool

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
    5. Very Mata like in style......good tekkers

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  14. Hey guys, mustered up this.

    Bego, Bunn
    Nastasic, Demel, Davies, Harte, Onuoha
    Bale. Mata, Walcott, Fellaini. Guthrie
    RVP, Aguero, Fletcher

    0.2m left

    Do you guys think I should stick with this or downgrade Aguero and bolster defence?

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
  15. Will Dempsey be playing in the 'hole' until ade is back? Or siggy and Dempsey will alternate?

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Dempsey's pretty safe

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  16. How many people are still in the cup after this round? 😀

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. me!

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. i hope we meet

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
    2. About 30,000 I think

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Thanks

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
        1. Sorry that's what I thought you meant

          • 3 years, 21 days ago
      2. That's it?! Shite. Feel good about myself now...although opponent has a high chance of beating me :( back to not feeling good...

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
    3. I have a good chance yes.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    4. Yep! :)

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    5. 50/50 this week

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
    6. Here.

      And hopefully still in there after this week.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  17. A) Lukaku to rise by 0.1.
    or
    B) Fletcher to rise by 0.2.

    Cheers :)

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Neither.

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
      1. Hmm... looks like I need to make money another way...

        • 3 years, 21 days ago
  18. There really is a NEW POST.

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. did you write it?

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  19. WC draft 1.0

    Mignolet Bunn
    Zabaleta Azpillicueta Davies Harte Wilson
    Bale Mata Walcott Fellaini Silva
    RVP Benteke LeFondre

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. wow, maybe you should lose RvP.

      I all honesty I'd get a cheapie in for Silva and spend the 5 millionish saved upgrading ALF

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  20. ok, there are a few people on here who's opinions I value, thoughts on the current wc draft

    Migs/Bunn

    Zaba, Evans, Fabio, Pearce, Davies

    Walcott, Mata, Fellaini, Michu, Guthrie

    RvP, Aguero, Fletcher

    0.5 in bank

    No Bale is a worry but I feel Theo and Mata offer more consistency with the same chance of explosiveness.

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
    1. Probably not me who you value but that is a great team

      • 3 years, 21 days ago
  21. 'athevroy' thanks for your reply, I missed out replying to it. I actually agree- and that if we all have the same team it's pointless- but I need a bit of mainstream ness so I don't get killed every time an 'essentiL' scores , so I guess a balance is needed!

    • 3 years, 21 days ago
  22. What do you think of my team who should i put in and take out i have my wildcard avaliable
    VORM - MIGNOLET
    A.COLE - DAVIES - O'BRIEN - ZABALETA - CAMERON
    FELLIANI - MATA - BALE - WALCOTT - MICHU
    BA - FLETCHER - DZEKO

    • 3 years, 18 days ago

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