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Sky Sports Focus – Gameweek 39

As the final Gameweek approaches, our Sky weekly article draws to a close. Once again, we take a look at the Man of the Match (MoTM) awards, bonus point beneficiaries and current market trends.

Gameweek 38 Man of the Match Awards

Here’s a match-by-match breakdown of the players that won the plaudits from the Sky Sports reporters last time out, earning five additional points for the Man-of-the-Match award.

FixtureMoTM
Aston Villa vs HullAndreas Weimann
Everton vs Man CityJoe Hart
Man United vs SunderlandSebastian Larsson
Newcastle vs CardiffTim Krul
Stoke vs FulhamOussama Assaidi
Swansea vs SouthamptonLuke Shaw
West Ham vs TottenhamHugo Lloris
Arsenal vs West BromOlivier Giroud
Chelsea vs NorwichMichael Turner
Crystal Palace vs LiverpoolDwight Gayle
Man United vs HullAdnan Januzaj
Man City vs Aston VillaPablo Zabaleta
Sunderland vs West BromLee Cattermole

A very even split of awards this week with three goalkeepers, defenders, forwards and four midfielders claiming MoTM. The only players listed above with over 10% ownership were Pablo Zabaleta, Luke Shaw and Olivier Giroud, with many of the others having little impact across the rankings. Going into the final week Eden Hazard, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez have the joint most MoTM awards for the season, with nine apiece.

Gameweek 38 Bonus Points

Five goalkeepers managed five saves or more. Brad Guzan was the top performer with seven saves over the two games. Vito Mannone is still top overall with 30 additional points.

In defence, 21 players gathered bonus, seven for tackles and 14 for passes completed – full-back Marcos Alonso was the stand out performer here with two clean sheets and an assist to go with his tackling bonus. Swansea’s Angel Rangel leads the way for the defenders with 28 extra bonus points.

In midfield, 22 players earned bonus points – four for tackling and 20 for passes. United’s Michael Carrick managed tackling once and passing twice over the two games to earn an additional six points. Mikel Arteta is the games top bonus earner overall with 48 extra points.

A reminder that Fantasy Football Scout members can access all the data regarding bonus points using player stats and clicking the Sky Sports tab.

The Transfer Trends

Top Transfers Out

NameTeamValue% of Managers
AgueroMan City9.810.04%
RamseyArsenal5.87%
RooneyMan Utd9.64.23%
OscarChelsea7.64.07%
GiroudArsenal8.53%

Wayne Rooney looks likely to miss out this week whilst Oscar remains a doubt for Chelsea. Sergio Aguero and Aaron Ramsey have been passed fit after recent injuries.

Top Transfers In

NameTeamValue% of Managers
DzekoMan City8.511.80%
ToureMan City8.67.09%
SterlingLiverpool4.84.62%
NasriMan City6.33.72%
SturridgeLiverpool9.23.68%

The top five transfers in unsurprisingly involve title chasing Liverpool and Man City players. With few teams left with anything to play for it looks a sensible tactic going into the final Gameweek.

The Fantasy Football Scout League

Our own Fantasy Football Scout League is on top of the Private League rankings. With a £1000 prize to the winner, you’d be mad not to get involved. To join, visit Sky Sports Fantasy Football and key in League Name: FFScout, League Code: 8000112.

The Fantasy Football Club

This Friday The Fantasy Football Club show, where you can catch Fenners and Merse at 18:30 Skysports One HD where they will be discussing the previous week’s Fantasy Football events, quizzing former Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta and asking German legend Lothar Matthaus for his #One2Eleven.

Next Season

For next season were looking to change our Sky article slightly and will be running the article more like a blog with a Fantasy team run by myself. We will be revealing the team before the season starts and talking you through our transfer and captain decisions in a bid to try and reach as higher rank as possible.

Also if you have any suggestions or ideas you think could improve our article for next season please contact any of the Scouts or you can each me @d1sable on Twitter.

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  1. Spineless Weasel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 2 months ago

    28 point lead, should be able to maintain it right

    Him

    Migs

    Zaba, Demi, Evra, Ivan

    Eriksen, Mata, Gerrard

    Suarez. Dzeko, Rooney*

    suspect Rooney is his transfer out

    me

    Mannone

    Cahill, Kos, Demi

    Mata, Ramsey. Eriksen, Gerrard

    Suarez, Dzeko, Kun

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      • 2 years, 2 months ago

        you don't even need to ask. 28 points is easy peasy.

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      • Tatty Bojangles
          2 years, 2 months ago

          What transfers you doing JK?

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          1. Spineless Weasel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Nasri and Rooney to Gerrard and Dzeko

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            1. Tatty Bojangles
                2 years, 2 months ago

                Nice :)

                Is Aguero fit then? Been out of loop for the past 24 hours.

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                1. Spineless Weasel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  yup, he's fit

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          2. GST
              2 years, 2 months ago

              High Liverpool score could hurt you h2h this week.

              He's gonna bring in Sturridge for Rooney, giving him x2 pool players.

              He also matches your city cover.

              It's essentially his Gerrard & Sturrige v your Ramsey & Kun.

              Could be tight this gw but with a 28 lead I wouldn't get majorly concerned.

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            • 2 years, 2 months ago

              A bit simplistic but... Stick or Sell? :)
              (1 FT)

              1) Evra?
              2) Azpi?
              3) Mata?

              :)

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              1. ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 2 months ago

                3 sell. For Yaya or Hazard

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              2. Spineless Weasel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 2 months ago

                1) Sell if not for a hit
                2) Keep
                3) Keep unless you can get Yaya

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                  • 2 years, 2 months ago

                    yeah, it would be yaya for mata.

                    tempted to keep the other two and hope they play. no bench though. ta.

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                1. Spineless Weasel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  1( Sell if not for a hit
                  2) Keep
                  3) Keep unless you can get Yaya

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              3. Supersonic LFC YNWA
                  2 years, 2 months ago

                  Start Barkley or Ramsay?

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                  1. ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 2 months ago

                    Ramsey

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                  2. Paulo
                      2 years, 2 months ago

                      Ross is out to impress, looked excellent against Man City.

                      Arsenal aren't playing for much but I think Ramsey will start to get minutes under his belt after missing out last week

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                      1. Supersonic LFC YNWA
                          2 years, 2 months ago

                          Think if Ramsay starts he will only play 60, but Barkley is a rotation risk

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                    • You Must Be Jokin Ere
                        2 years, 2 months ago

                        After 37 Gameweeks, the following is the breakdown of the Bonus Points awarded:

                        Total Games: 370
                        Total Bonus Pts: 2654 Average : 7.2 points awarded per game

                        Goalkeepers:152 (5.7%)
                        Defenders: 928 (35.0%)
                        Midfielders: 864 (32.6%)
                        Forwards: 710 (26.8%)

                        40.7% of Bonus shared between Goalkeepers and Defenders. 59.4% shared between Midfielders & Forwards.

                        While the share of Baps is definitely shared out very evenly between all areas,there are a few anomalies - Centre backs overly favoured vis a vis Full backs...............probably due to full backs giving the ball away more often given the nature of their position, and of course, the "Defensive" Midfielder has no real chance of bonus points.

                        Tweaking definitely required for next year IMO, but a reasonable start for the new system and has definitely forced FPL players to look at the centre back area - Mertsacker/Cahill/Terry/Koscielny etc......1 or 2 are essential and there is a fascinating quandary where we must decide to go for the strong CB's for 3 Baps or stick with the Coleman/Baines type for goals/assists.

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                        1. Tatty Bojangles
                            2 years, 2 months ago

                            Great stats. Cheers.

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                            • 2 years, 2 months ago

                              Definitely A LOT different to man in the stand I reckon. Glad to see it shared more evenly.

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                            • Spectrum-FA Cup Winner
                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                Deserves a sticky great analysis

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                              • You Must Be Jokin Ere
                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  Cheers fellas, will be interesting to see how these stats compare year on year

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                              • Revival
                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                  With players rested and managers ringing the changes on Sunday, then subs order becomes important this week.

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                                  1. Wild Rover
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    It's important every week

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                                • Demel
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    Me

                                    Mannone
                                    Vidic - Demi - Cahill - Bardsley
                                    Mata - Nasri - Sterling
                                    Aguero - RVP - Suarez c

                                    ----------------------------------------------------

                                    Him (8 points behind)

                                    Mannone
                                    Zab - Fonte - Azpi/Fonte
                                    Mata - Toure - Eriksen - Ramsey
                                    Aguero - Suarez - Wickham

                                    Bank £5.6m
                                    1 FT

                                    Who wins?

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                                  • Wild Rover
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                    UnFORTUNEate 😆

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                                  • rumplestilskin
                                      2 years, 2 months ago

                                      New Post Alert :)

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                                    • ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
                                        2 years, 2 months ago

                                        In the event of 2 players drawing in FPL, how are they sorted into a winner?

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                                        1. Punty
                                            2 years, 2 months ago

                                            Least hits I think

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                                          • Tatty Bojangles
                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              The person with the least amount of transfers wins I think.

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                                            • Spectrum-FA Cup Winner
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                Less transfers wins

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                                            • Stuart_UK
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 years, 2 months ago

                                              de gea

                                              cahill alonso kosc

                                              ramsey eriksen mata yaya

                                              sturridge aguero suarez

                                              1.4m itb.

                                              thinking of either changing ramsey or mata for -4?

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                                              1. Stuart_UK
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 years, 2 months ago

                                                (have a 200 point lead in my ML), want to stay in the top 5k!

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                                                1. The Blackadder
                                                    2 years, 2 months ago

                                                    That team and no hits should see you into the top 5k. I wouldn't change anything.

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                                              2. The Blackadder
                                                  2 years, 2 months ago

                                                  I have to squeeze Amalfitano into my team somehow as I'm 22pts behind and need differentials...
                                                  Who should I drop to the bench from Mata, Ramsey or Eriksen?

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