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The Big Numbers – Gameweek 21

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

We dig into the weekend data now, with the first of our weekly articles for members. Under the radar this time are City’s Spanish frontman, the Cardiff midfield, Everton’s full-backs, Sunderland’s wide-boy and the new role for Liverpool’s captain:

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  1. Please RMWCT.

    Boruc (Mannone)

    Coleman - Koscielny - Kolarov - (Chester - Ward)

    Hazard - Lallana - Silva - Januzaj - Ki

    Suarez - Aguero - Giroud

    0.6m in the bank to upgrade Giroud to Sturridge next week.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. I'd put Sturridge in now, it looks like we'll score a couple against Villa so you can save a ft. Also if he rises by 0.1 you won't be able to afford that move.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Thanks, my only concern would be then not having any Arsenal coverage at home to Fulham.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. I guess it's the best you can get with pretty low team value. This team would leave me with about 4m in the bank, and I haven't even had that big gains with players raising. I personally would not double up on SAS permanently, could be good for a few games tho.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  2. @HVT and ILF,

    Sorry for the silence in previous page. Was away at that moment, so thanks for the thoughts. I know i should just ride my luck with JRod, Roo and both Yaya & Silva, but patience has got nowhere so far this season. :( Here's hoping for a brighter second half of season.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Good luck NABIL, I'd been away too.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  3. Why is Teryy down as price protected on Total FPL?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. He's been shagging the price protector..?

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Nah just his missus :)

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. its prob a mistake

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Figured it must be alright. cheers.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Protection's been a bit glitchy lately (Evra and Ozil the last couple of days).

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Didnt know that cheers

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  4. Very good article Paul.
    I've just noticed Ozil's stats for the villa game were still impressive even though he blanked; most passes in the final third and second most chances created. He also had the most forward average playing position.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. You know how loads of people dislike having Yaya in their team? Ozil is like that for me but I don't really know why.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. All in the eyes :)

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. Price. Paying that much for a mid it's tough when he blanks

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. People don't care if stats are good or if he plays well on here, they just went crazy as he only got 2 points. It all got a bit out of hand on here!

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Yeah it's odd, I suppose many on wildcards are looking for quick fixes and see Rambo as the best option.
        I'd still prefer Ozil to Silva though, a more advanced role and much less prone to injury.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  5. Morning DZ

    How can I strengthen this MF

    Ozil Silva Lallana Eriksen Livermore

    on WC 2.4 in bank

    Rest of Team

    Marshall Mannone

    Coleman Azpilicuelta Ward Olsson Clyne

    Sturridge Giroud Suarez

    Any ideas would be appreciated

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. ozil to hazard, lallana/erik to Ramsey once fit. change Livermore to Jedinak as nailed on bench fodder. i would also get in Aguero over Sturridge

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Where's Hazard?

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Hazard in for Silva...

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  6. Which combo would you prefer?

    A) Kolarov & Giroud
    B) Bardsley & Sturridge

    Szczesny, Davis
    Terry, xxx, Clyne, Chester, Ward
    Hazard, Ozil, Silva, Januzaj, 4.2m
    Aguero, Suarez, xxx

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. I went with A... Suarez can cover Liverpool points...

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. This, went with Zabaleta and Giroud

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. Surely, Suarez+Sturridge get more of those points. Personally I would throw one of the big mids into the equation and get Sturridge and better defenders.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. B since you have Ozil

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  7. Is this the best way to utilise your WC?

    If you are set on playing your WC, activate it as early into the new GW as possible (i.e. after 11.30am on Saturday) - monitor and transfer in any players that are likely to rise in that week, before selling and settling for your final team prior to the deadline the following saturday?

    Does that make sense?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. because this allows you to maximise TV by playing the market and benefiting from price rises?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Exactly - get 0.2m price rises... make sure you dont transfer out players who you want in your final draft if that will cost you money

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. That's not ground breaking :P Most of us do it unless responding to injuries.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Yeah I know the basic principles week-to-week in terms of buying and selling for TV, but just wanted to make sure this applied within the week you have your WC activated! :) cheers

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. yes and yes

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. thanks guys

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Not really important to start the WC in the morning. As long as you get on the WC before the nightly rise/fall after 1 am (ish) GMT

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  8. Anyone transferred Aguero in yet or still waiting?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. He's in.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Am on my WC and I was waiting for Negredo to go up one more time for a profit before deciding whether to change or not. But Aguero will easily rise before that, so I'm still waiting but will see how he does tonight.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. I'm having such bad thoughts about Aguero tripping over coming out the tunnel and being out another three weeks, I'm ashamed of myself.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Haha yeh Im actually scared he'll get injured again tonight

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
      2. Negredo on -NTI. 2nd rise looking quite iffy.

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. waiting as I'm on a wc

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    4. Waiting for tomorrow and hoping he doenst get inj. in tonights cup game.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    5. He's in my team now..

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  9. Two questions:

    5th mid - a) Gnabry b) JWP Note I want someone who will get at least one point every week

    4th def - a) Vlaar b) Williamson

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Jedinak from palace gets you 2pts

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. .1 too expensive for my liking. Good shout though as he also gets some baps

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Gnabry wont play every week

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Would you risk it for better potential when he does play?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Don't think so. Arsenal have way too many players to fit in there. Maybe Pozuelo for Swansea if you're interested in a punt. More likely to come on I reckon and Swans have some decent fixtures. But again not nailed on.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          1. Or Lucas for Pool? 2 3 2 last 3 weeks average of 2.2 over the last 6, that would do

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
            1. Lucas not a bad shout. Played pretty poorly the last game but I dont think theres anyone really threatening to take his place in the team

              • 1 year, 2 months ago
    3. Whats your budget for each position?

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. 8.6 combined

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
  10. How did Terry get price protected? I didnt even know he had been injured...

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. A mistake most likely

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  11. Is it possible to have a decent team if you've already spend so much to have suarez, rooney and aguero? And,

    If you could choose 2 among the 3 mentioned above to be in your team, who will it be?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Plenty of bargains there so yes. And I'd have Aguero and Suarez way ahead of Rooney

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. Thanks man, working on my WC team, so many decision to make, how's your team looking like btw?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. Looking to WC at the end of the month unless an Aguero price rise forces my hand. Constantly chopping and changing. Looking for something like:

          Boruc, Davis

          Coleman, Mert, Chester, Parr, Hudson

          Hazard, Silva, Eriksen + Ozil & Pozuela or Gerrard and Januzaj

          Suarez, Aguero and Adebayor/Giroud

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          1. Nice, I've been using a 3-4-3 formation so far, planning to change it to 3-5-2, giving me more options in midfield, still chopping and changing too.

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
            1. I prefer a 3-4-3 formation. Strikers seem a lot more consistent than the mids haha. who have you got?

              • 1 year, 2 months ago
              1. Current team:

                Howard (Daniels)

                Walker Coleman Sagna (Gabbidon, Rosenior)

                Eriksen Lallana Cabaye Y.Toure (Ward Prowse)

                Negredo Suarez Lukaku

                What do you think?

                • 1 year, 2 months ago
                1. Midfield looks a bit cheap but decent enough. Not much TV? Rest of the team is good. I'd look to maybe downgrading Howard too.

                  • 1 year, 2 months ago
                  1. Thinking of bringing in Oscar, Aguero and Ramsey would definitely have to downgrade some in the team.

                    • 1 year, 2 months ago
                    1. For this week though, I'm thinking of removing Walker for Kolorov of Ashley Cole. Still giving Lukaku a chance as Eve play west brom, maybe he could score?

                      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    2. Suarez and Aguero

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  12. Guidetti anyone?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Small slice so please.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  13. Anyone know how many total users this site has?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
      • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. Have a guess

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
      1. 14k?

        • 1 year, 2 months ago
        1. 17K or so in FFS League for starters.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
          1. tx. I'd guess the real number is closer to 20k then due to a few not wanting people to know they use this site etc

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
            1. and the rest....

              • 1 year, 2 months ago
          2. I suspect that the number of lurkers who are not in the FFS League is probably quite large. But there are probably also a number of users with more than one team in the FFS League - they don't usually get spotted unless they try to enter more than one into the FFS Cup.

            • 1 year, 2 months ago
  14. Rate my wc please, changed my team too many times already...

    Szcsesney mannone
    Ward Chester clyne kolarov Coleman
    Hazard silva eriksen assiedi januzaj
    Suarez aguero sturridge

    Is clyne nailed on?!

    11,000th overall pushing for top 10 finish.
    Cheers

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  15. What impact do we expect the Ox's return to have on Gnabry's playing time?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. about a 6.5 - 7

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  16. Getting in Aguero today or tomorrow if not to rise already today
    (on 35 % now. Getting him in for lukaku, who is 36% to fall as he is sold for both Sturridge, Giroud and Aguero)

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  17. Good to go? Using WC in GW24. I feel gutted benching 2 utd players but I think Chelsea might crush them.
    Mignolet (H) (Davis)
    Whittaker (H) Gabiddon (H) Mertasacker (H) Clyne (A)
    Eriksen (A) Ozil (H) Hazard (H)
    Sturridge (H) Suarez (H) Lukaku (H)

    Bench: Evra (A), Januzaj (A), Shelvey (H)

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  18. New Post
  19. I'm having great difficulties in deciding on the 4th and 5th mid spot for my WC team, so I was thinking, is this a viable option?

    Pick 2 uber mids (e.g. Pozuelo and Colback) to go with 3 premium mids, with the plan of always playing a 4-3-3. I can get the below squad with this strategy, and with the goal threat and CS chances for the defenders in question, I think I could be on to something. Thoughts?

    Szczesny, Davis
    Terry, Kolarov, Bardsley, Clyne, Ward
    Hazard, Silva, Ozil, 4.2m, 4.2m
    Aguero, Suarez, Giroud

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. A punt on one uber mid is enough I think

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  20. any news on jordon mutch?

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  21. What's the deal with Suarez, I thought he had scored 22 goals, yet the FPl site has him only scoring 21. Think they need to update that one.....

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. I think one of them was originally thought to be an own goal but was changed to a Suarez goal by the Dubious Goals Panel a few days later. However, FPL had already finalised the scores for that game-week so it remains an own goal in the FPL records.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago
  22. Am I right in thinking the early season TV build up was for the Jan WC? Wont be too important after.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
    1. It's always important to have high TV but the thing is at this stage you need to be thinking about maximizing points and not TV.

      • 1 year, 2 months ago

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For Gameweek 30

  • Ospina
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  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Mane
  • Hazard
  • Eriksen
  • Sánchez
  • Kane
  • Giroud
  • Aguero
  • Terry
  • Silva
  • Benteke

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