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Sky Sports Focus

We now switch to focus on the Sky Sports Fantasy game and take a look back at the weekend action before preparing you for the forthcoming Gameweek.

We’ll examine the recent run of Man of the Match (MoTM) awards, the bonus point beneficiaries, transfer trends and Watchlist, before moving on to the Scout team and our future plans.

Gameweek 30 Man of the Match Awards

These were the players who caught the eye of the Sky Sports reporters and earned an extra five points as a result.

FixtureMoTM
Burnley vs EvertonAshley Barnes
Watford vs West BromSalomon Rondon
Swansea vs West HamKi Sung-yueng
Tottenham Hotspur vs HuddersfieldSon Heung-min
Southampton vs StokeKurt Zouma
Leicester vs BournemouthSimon Francis
Liverpool vs NewcastleAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Brighton vs ArsenalGlenn Murray
Man City vs ChelseaDavid Silva
Crystal Palace vs Man UnitedNemanja Matic

Another big week for differential picks. Nemanja Matic was the only real exception, with 17% ownership, but the rest are all found in fewer than 5.5% of squads.

A few players have now thrown their hat into the ring for the restricted Gameweek 32 that looms.

Simon Francis, Salomon Rondon, Kurt Zouma and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all be expected to feature and may be worth a punt for those with more transfers than the average.

Gameweek 30 Bonus Points

Let’s take a look at any player to earn 40 points or more in bonus for the season

members

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

The Transfer Trends

Top Transfers Out

NameTeamValue% of Managers
SterlingMan City9.813.3%
FernandinhoMan City8.79.2%
AgueroMan City12.86.6%
JonesMan United7.55.4%
KaneSpurs12.94.8%

Top Transfers In

NameTeamValue% of Managers
LukakuMan United12.48.9%
SaneMan City10.35.8%
LingardMan United8.83.6%
AgueroMan City12.83%
DoucoureWatford72.9%

Average Transfers Remaining

Top 10 – 9.40
Top 100 – 9.85
Top 1,000 – 9.11
Top 5,000 – 8.56

Top Five Captains Picked

NameTeamValue% of Managers
KaneSpurs12.926.2%
LukakuMan United12.417%
AgueroMan City12.89.5%
SalahLiverpool9.45.3%
De BruyneMan City11.54.3%

Watchlist

Here I aim to highlight a few differential players with low ownership who I think could be good options for the coming six weeks.

Three specific price brackets will be used to cater for our available budgets.

The players will evolve with fixtures and form, and offer Fantasy managers a nudge in the right direction.

BudgetMid-PricePremium
DefenderMathias Jorgensen
5.7m
4.7%
Andrew Robertson
7.8mm
2.7%
Virgil van Dijk
8.9m
2.8%
MidfielderRajiv van La Parra
7m
0.3%
Aaron Ramsey
9.1m
2.6%
Mesut Ozil
11.1m
2.1%
ForwardOumar Niasse
7.4m
0.6%
Josh King
10.3m
1.5%
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
12.2m
1.9%

My Team

Karius
Davies Ward van der Hoorn Christensen
Walcott De Bruyne Salah
Benteke Kane Firmino

ITB: 1.2
Transfers remaining: 8/40
Last week’s points: 83
Overall points: 2475
Rank: 193rd

Notes

Another slight jump in rank, with the star of the show undoubtedly the cheapest asset in my team – Mike van der Hoorn – whose headed goal earned him (and me) nine points.

In fact, my defence is carrying my team at the moment, with Loris Karius and Ben Davies also picking up nine apiece.

Theo Walcott continues to toil, but I feel I have to keep him as a differential captain this week and then as a starter in the Gameweek 32 void. I’ll reassess after that.

You may have noticed a certain Belgian striker sneak his way into my team on Monday at the expense of Christen Eriksen.

I wasn’t expecting much to come of this move, but with Crystal Palace having four games to Spurs’ one, I felt I would go with the gamble.

Surprisingly, it’s already gone some way to working out, with Christen Benteke earning me ten points as captain from his first match.

I’ll continue to look for differentials and gambles as I move forward in a bid to cheer something other than Mohamed Salah points every week.

Captain Plan

Sat 10th – Walcott (BHA)
Sun 11th – Kane (bou)
Mon 12th – De Bruyne (stk)

Weekly Articles and Podcast

As well as the weekly Focus article, I’ll be talking through the week’s action and upcoming plans with FFS posters Buffrey and Lewis on our regular podcast – the latest episode can be found here.

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  1. Big P
      4 months, 12 days ago

      What to do with Jones and Atsu?

      -4 for Coleman and Pritchard ?

      1. dmechiche
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Nah Newcastle have a good fixture

      2. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Who would you start here?

        A) Wilson (TOT) - rotation risk with Defoe
        B) Mee (whu)

        1) Adrian (BUR)
        2) Pope (whu)

        1. dmechiche
            4 months, 12 days ago

            A 1

          • Prøfeßor Bear
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 12 days ago

            This and hope Adrian starts.

            1. ryacoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Bench both Burnley defence, despite their much better form than West Ham?

              1. Prøfeßor Bear
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I think WHU will score, they need a win badly and have scored for several games in a row. The decision will be made for you if Adrian is dropped but I would have no big issue with benching Wilson either. Tough one.

            2. TLF
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Is there really a risk Adrian will be dropped ?

          • dee_top
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Guys, is it a good idea to change Mane to Sane this GW?
              Don’t pay attention to GW31.

              1. Ask Yourself (Lenin is dead…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Yeah I guess

            • Ruinenlust
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Random question but who do you fancy for more points: Xhaka or Jordan Ayew?

                1. dmechiche
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Ayew

                    1. NOSTROMO
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        bless you

                  • Atwood
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Quick poll. Which gameweek is everyone planning to use their wildcard on?

                      1. Ask Yourself (Lenin is dead…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        33

                      2. _figu
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          Haven't looked but 32/33

                      3. Prøfeßor Bear
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        Sterling to which one for the next two GWs please:

                        A) Pritchard or VLP
                        B) Siggy (already have Walcott)

                        Thanks,

                        1. dmechiche
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            Pritchard. Plz help last page bottom

                          • Ask Yourself (Lenin is dead…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            If 32 WC B, otherwise Pritchard

                          • ryacoo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            VLP

                          • _figu
                              4 months, 12 days ago

                              Will Pritchard play?

                              1. Prøfeßor Bear
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                I don't know. So annoying he wasn't mentioned. I much prefer him to VLP.

                                1. _figu
                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                    Yeah. Don't have to bring in either this week so think I'll just keep Lingard (see below)

                                    1. Prøfeßor Bear
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                      Yeah, you don't need to, more options next week. I think I need to get rid of Sterling though.

                              2. Prøfeßor Bear
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                Cheers all.

                            • Ask Yourself (Lenin is dead…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 months, 12 days ago

                              So we assume Pritchard fit?

                              1. President Giggs
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                I think so? Think i'm gonna get in VLP instead to be safe even though I think his points potential goes down without Pritchard in the team.

                            • Gruu
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 months, 12 days ago

                              Eriksen to Sane for free? Yay or nay?
                              No city cover atm. Already have kane..

                            • seanie3
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                with Gareth Barry & Johnny Evans out for WBA, surely Leicester will have it too easy and Mahrez and Vardy should return double digit hauls inc bps..

                              • Sadio
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                Crazy to drop Eriksen for Walcott this week?

                                1. Tshelby
                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                    Yeah wait one week for that?

                                2. Tshelby
                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                    Play Mee over Schindler, right?

                                    1. _figu
                                        4 months, 12 days ago

                                        I'd play Schindler

                                      • ryacoo
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 months, 12 days ago

                                        Mee for me

                                    2. _figu
                                        4 months, 12 days ago

                                        Pickford
                                        VVD Alonso Ogbonna
                                        Salah KDB Mahrez Shaqiri Lingard
                                        Kane Firmino

                                        Elliot Duffy Quaner Kenny

                                        2 FT, 0.6 ITB

                                        Think I have to keep Lingard one more week? Not sure if Pritchard will play. Kenny/Duffy to Schindler and save another?

                                        1. Tshelby
                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                            Kenny to Schindler don't think Kenny will play anymore this season and Duffy will and save one

                                        2. Harvey Specter
                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                            Deulofeu to who for 10.6? Looking for someone with decent fixtures in 30 and 32, as I'm using FH in 31. Already have Walcott, Eriksen and Salah

                                            1. _figu
                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                KDB/Mahrez/Sane

                                            2. Four Season Wonder
                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                Start Pope or Adrian?

                                              • JasonG123
                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                  Lost on last page. Which move?
                                                  (A) Jones and Lingard to Schindler and Walcott
                                                  (B) Jones and Sterling to Coleman and Walcott

                                                  1. Four Season Wonder
                                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                                      A. I am doing same moves in. (for Dunk & Sterling)

                                                  2. Four Season Wonder
                                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Bench one please?

                                                      - Ben Mee
                                                      - Trent A-A

                                                      1. wulfranian
                                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Trent

                                                      2. wulfranian
                                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                                          I would appreciate your help.
                                                          a)Do you think that Hazard will get 90 minutes?
                                                          b)Is Mounie a safe pick or Depoitre might start against CPalace?
                                                          c)Since we have no news on Prichard then VLP is the best option?
                                                          d)About the best goalkeeper gor gw31,do you think its worth to guess a cs or go with the saves and bps?

                                                          1. Four Season Wonder
                                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                                              A). Yes
                                                              B). I would say Mounie is a safe pick. (he is in form)
                                                              C). VLP is safest Hudd mid option.
                                                              D). I would say Butland is best GK for GW31

                                                              (Just my opinion, but hope this helps) 🙂

                                                              1. wulfranian
                                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  thank you

                                                            • HD7
                                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                Willson or Ogbona ...who to play next GW?
                                                                I can also do Ogbona to Schindler for free

                                                              • Ógie
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                What kind of hit are ye contemplating for BGW31?

                                                                I think i will take at least a -8 maybe even a -12 when you consider that really means -4 and -6 😉

                                                                1. ZoumasBloomers
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  none, should get 11 out with 2 FT

                                                                2. RoysCallerAnne
                                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                    -4 this week, no hit next week.

                                                                    I will have 9 but one I'm bringing in tgis GW blanks in 31.

                                                                3. Over Midwicket
                                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                    Anyone doubled up on Theo and Soggy?

                                                                    Could pay dividends.

                                                                    1. Over Midwicket
                                                                        4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                        Soggy*

                                                                      • Over Midwicket
                                                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Urgh nevermind

                                                                        • Rik Waller
                                                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            soggy biscuit

                                                                        • Four Season Wonder
                                                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            Which GK for GW30?

                                                                            - Pope
                                                                            - Adriaaaaaaaan!

                                                                          • Boris Bodega
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            Afternoon chaps and chapesses

                                                                            Thoughts on this lot and should I roll FT?

                                                                            Fabianksi - (Foster)
                                                                            Hegazi - Mawson - Mee - (Daniels - VVD)
                                                                            Mkhitaryan - Ramsey - Walcott - Salah - (Chamberlain)
                                                                            Aubamayang (C) - Wilson - Kane

                                                                            0.6m ITB, and cheers in advance

                                                                            1. RoysCallerAnne
                                                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                That's alot of faith in Arsenal but could work out well.
                                                                                I love tge captain pick.

                                                                                1. SW6
                                                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                    Deeney's gonna outscore the lot of them