Sky Sports Focus – Gameweek 39

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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.

Fixture MoTM
Aston Villa vs Hull Andreas Weimann
Everton vs Man City Joe Hart
Man United vs Sunderland Sebastian Larsson
Newcastle vs Cardiff Tim Krul
Stoke vs Fulham Oussama Assaidi
Swansea vs Southampton Luke Shaw
West Ham vs Tottenham Hugo Lloris
Arsenal vs West Brom Olivier Giroud
Chelsea vs Norwich Michael Turner
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Dwight Gayle
Man United vs Hull Adnan Januzaj
Man City vs Aston Villa Pablo Zabaleta
Sunderland vs West Brom Lee 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

Name Team Value % of Managers
Aguero Man City 9.8 10.04%
Ramsey Arsenal 5.8 7%
Rooney Man Utd 9.6 4.23%
Oscar Chelsea 7.6 4.07%
Giroud Arsenal 8.5 3%

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

Name Team Value % of Managers
Dzeko Man City 8.5 11.80%
Toure Man City 8.6 7.09%
Sterling Liverpool 4.8 4.62%
Nasri Man City 6.3 3.72%
Sturridge Liverpool 9.2 3.68%

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

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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.

  1. 28 point lead, should be able to maintain it right



    Zaba, Demi, Evra, Ivan

    Eriksen, Mata, Gerrard

    Suarez. Dzeko, Rooney*

    suspect Rooney is his transfer out



    Cahill, Kos, Demi

    Mata, Ramsey. Eriksen, Gerrard

    Suarez, Dzeko, Kun

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. you don't even need to ask. 28 points is easy peasy.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. What transfers you doing JK?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Nasri and Rooney to Gerrard and Dzeko

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
        1. Nice :)

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

          • 1 year, 5 months ago
            • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. GST

      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.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  2. A bit simplistic but... Stick or Sell? :)
    (1 FT)

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


    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. 3 sell. For Yaya or Hazard

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. 1) Sell if not for a hit
      2) Keep
      3) Keep unless you can get Yaya

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. yeah, it would be yaya for mata.

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

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. 1( Sell if not for a hit
      2) Keep
      3) Keep unless you can get Yaya

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  3. Start Barkley or Ramsay?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. 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

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. Think if Ramsay starts he will only play 60, but Barkley is a rotation risk

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  4. 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.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Great stats. Cheers.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. Definitely A LOT different to man in the stand I reckon. Glad to see it shared more evenly.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Deserves a sticky great analysis

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    4. Cheers fellas, will be interesting to see how these stats compare year on year

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  5. With players rested and managers ringing the changes on Sunday, then subs order becomes important this week.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. It's important every week

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  6. Me

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


    Him (8 points behind)

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

    Bank £5.6m
    1 FT

    Who wins?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  7. UnFORTUNEate 😆

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  8. New Post Alert :)

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  9. In the event of 2 players drawing in FPL, how are they sorted into a winner?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Least hits I think

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. The person with the least amount of transfers wins I think.

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. Less transfers wins

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  10. de gea

    cahill alonso kosc

    ramsey eriksen mata yaya

    sturridge aguero suarez

    1.4m itb.

    thinking of either changing ramsey or mata for -4?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. (have a 200 point lead in my ML), want to stay in the top 5k!

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. That team and no hits should see you into the top 5k. I wouldn't change anything.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  11. 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?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago

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