Sky Sports

Sky Sports Focus

We now turn to assess the Sky Sports game, as our focus article looks back at the previous weekend’s action before preparing you for the incoming 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 line-up plans.

Gameweek 31 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
Man United vs LiverpoolMarcus Rashford
Everton vs BrightonPhil Jagielka
West Ham vs BurnleyChris Wood
Newcastle vs SouthamptonJonjo Shelvey
Huddersfield vs SwanseaFederico Fernandez
West Brom vs LeicesterRiyad Mahrez
Chelsea vs Crystal PalaceWillian
Arsenal vs WatfordPetr Cech
Bournemouth vs Tottenham HotspurSon Heung-min
Stoke vs Man CityDavid Silva

Son Heung-min and David Silva both moved onto five awards for the season and sit alongside Mesut Ozil and Marko Arnautovic in the chasing pack, behind the top-four heavyweights of Mohamed Salah (ten), Kevin De Bruyne (nine), Eden Hazard (eight) and Harry Kane (seven).

Son looks a great option right now.  He’s owned by fewer than 5% of the game and has back-to-back scores of 19 and 17 points. With Harry Kane on the sidelines, a straight swap to the South Korean looks tempting in time for Gameweek 34 when Spurs return to Premier League action.

Gameweek 31 Bonus Points

Let’s take a look at any player to earn 45 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
KaneSpurs12.922.7%
AgueroMan City12.815.7%
SterlingMan City9.84.8%
LukakuMan United12.43.2%
GomezLiverpool6.52.9%

Top Transfers In

NameTeamValue% of Managers
JesusMan City12.113.4%
SonSpurs10.88.1%
FirminoLiverpool11.65.8%
SaneMan City10.35.2%
D SilvaMan City10.65%

Average Transfers Remaining

Top 10 – 7.60
Top 100 – 8.43
Top 1,000 – 7.94
Top 5,000 – 7.31

Top Five Captains Picked

NameTeamValue% of Managers
KaneSpurs12.925.4%
LukakuMan United12.415.3%
AgueroMan City12.89.6%
De BruyneMan City11.58.2%
SalahLiverpool9.46.1%

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
DefenderMartin Jorgensen
5.7m
4.7%
Andrew Robertson
7.8mm
3.1%
Virgil van Dijk
8.9m
2.9%
MidfielderRajiv van La Parra
7m
0.3%
Wilfried Zaha
9.3m
3.5%
Mesut Ozil
11.1m
2.1%
ForwardAlexander Sorloth
8.6m
0%
Cenk Tosun
11.1m
0.1%
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
12.2m
2.3%

My Team

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

ITB: 2.0
Transfers remaining: 7/40
Last week’s points: 50
Overall points: 2525
Rank: 256th

Notes

A poor week overall, with my Saturday captain Theo Walcott being hooked off early and Harry Kane repeating the trick on Sunday.

To compound matters, Ben Davies failed to feature and then Christian Benteke decided to put in a sub-par shift of 45 minutes – it was all frustrating to say the least.

Drifting from the safe options in a bid to make ground is fraught with danger, though, and I was well aware it could backfire. I just wish I had been given a sporting chance this week.

With the Harry Kane injury, I decided to act quickly, like many others, settling on Gabriel Jesus as my replacement.

The allure of the Monday night Stoke City match was too much. Jesus, disappointingly, only managed an assist that evening, but looks a good option to me for the rest of the season.

With Sergio Aguero nursing an injury and Man City progressing into the latter stages of the Champions League, I suspect Jesus will be used more often in the Premier League.

Captain Plan
Sat 17th – Salah (WAT)

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. stat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores more?

    A) Butland vs 4 pts
    B) PvA vs 4 pts
    C) Stanislas vs Walcott

    1. kime67
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      stan

    2. Kabukkinen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      4
      4
      Stanislas

  2. mahone24
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Gonna take a -4 to get 11 out but which option
    A/ Mounie (3-5-2)
    B/ Coleman (4-5-1)

    Rest of team is
    Pickford
    VVD Schindler Dawson
    Mane Salah Zaha Stanislas Walcott
    Wilson

    1. Aubaaaaa
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      a

    3. Kabukkinen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      King instead of Mounie could pay iff

  3. kime67
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    king>wilson

  4. Kabukkinen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Last touch to my front 7, which one would you prefer?

    A) Stanislas + Mounie - 4
    B) Stanislas + Ibe
    C) Mounie + Ibe

    I have Wilson as well btw.

    1. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      a

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A

  5. masyuris
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Estimate his point:
    A. Stanislas
    B. Zaha
    C. RLC

    1. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      2
      2
      0

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A. 6
      B. 8
      C. 2

    3. kime67
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      5
      2
      2

    4. Prøfeßor Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      8
      6
      1

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      5.5
      3.5
      0.5

    6. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      The delusion on here is incredible!

  6. Give The Todd Some Love
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Mourinho needs to be sectioned

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      A slap in the chops would suffice for now

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Moroniho

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      With a microtome?

  7. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    VdH and TAA looking to rise tonight.
    How many WC templates will this destroy. Could be carnage.

  8. Ravager
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    2 FT 1.7 ITB. Going to do Kane > Firmino with one. Any suggestions for the other?

    Pickford
    Hegazi VVD Schindler
    Salah (c) Milivojevic Shaqiri
    Wilson

    (Speroni, Alonso, Sterling, Son Vardy Kane)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling > Zaha

      1. Ravager
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers for the suggestion

  9. stat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Who's your VC this GW in case Salah doesn't play?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Firm. But suppose I should really put it on another team.

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Now wait for all the comments:

      "Is Salah a doubt??"

      "Salah dead - team in tatters"

      .etc
      .etc

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Zaha

    4. Aubaaaaa
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Salah is a doubt?

      1. stat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Salah dead - team in tatters

  10. Aubaaaaa
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Which defender worth a -4? I got 9 players for gw31:
    A. PVA
    B. Coleman
    C. Any other suggestion?
    D. Defenders not worth -4

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      D

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      D

  11. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    G2G? All locked in with a -4 hit.

    Pickford,
    Baines, VVD, Bauer
    Zaha, Shaqiri, Walcott, Stanislas, Salah(c)
    Firmino, Wilson

    1. Kabukkinen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      It is almost a FH team, very good to go..

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Not sure it’s been worth it, Pickford, Walcott and Wilson have ruined my rank in recent weeks when there’s been better options.

  12. Lizardprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    30 point lead in my ML and I still just can't help myself from taking a -8 hit to get 10 players out. Love this game!

  13. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha worth bringing in for a hit?

    Currently fielding 7!

    1. JasonG123
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Reckon so

  14. Horlicks esq.
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha or Stanislas for a hit.

    Rudiger > Daniels
    Kane > Rondon
    Sterling > Zaha or Stanislas

    1. Kabukkinen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Stanislas for me.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Wouldnt take a hit on none of them unless you plan to play one of them in 32.. in that case: Stanislas

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Any of them*

  15. JasonG123
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Interesting that some here still seem to be option for King over Mounie.

    For me it was a very close call and the news that King isn’t 100% just edges it towards Mounie.

    Can anyone convince me otherwise?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Meh - probably going to be 2 points each - not exactly Messi and Ronaldo are they (despite some of the comments you read on here)

      1. JasonG123
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Probably will be a blank for each, but EV for both probably marginally above 4 still.

    2. Prøfeßor Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Mamadou Sakho.

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Tekkers > Mounie

      1. JasonG123
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Only 45 last week and scored 2 goals all season?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Lots of assist though, and he is a different player with Zaha back in the team

        2. Prøfeßor Bear
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Has returned points in his last 7 out of 9 games. EV must be above 4, surely?

  16. Flynny
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sorry. Bottomed.....Planning the following moves before I wildcard. Sound ok??

    Eriksen and Kane to stanislas and mounie - 4

    Fab Elliot
    Alonso vvd Dawson chilwell ogbonna
    Salah son eriksen Walcott Shaq
    Kane firm ayew

    Thanks

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    All pressers done now? Looking to bring in Stan, Zaha and Mounie! Likely to hear any late news tomorrow or just make the moves now?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      if no price change involved wait until tomorrow

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      What is the rush though?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        No rush! I just like it settled Friday night so can relax sat morn. Made a few mistakes with Sat morning transfers and captaincy changes

  18. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    who is the safest pick :

    1. King
    2. Wilson
    3. Mounie

    ?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      3, 2, 1

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        thanks

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        This

    2. RealMenWearPink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Mountie definitely the safest

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    is bailly nailed at utd guys ? thanks 🙂

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      one more 🙂

  20. sunzip14
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Is Benteke a very bad option for a 1-week punt? or just go Wilson/Tosun?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      wilson

  21. RealMenWearPink
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Who to go for for the last spot?

    A) Zaha
    B) Stanislas
    C) Baines
    D) Coleman

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      depends of the rest of your team

      1. RealMenWearPink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        No GK

        Daniels VVD Bauer

        Salah Shaqiri Ibe

        Firming Moine Depoitre (don't ask)

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          stan

    2. yemzinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      B

  22. seanie3
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    could someone please post me the link to the previous article regarding potential DGW fixtures please

  23. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    FH template (thank me later):

    Butland
    VVD Daniels PVA
    Salah Zaha Shaqiri Stanislas
    Firmino Benteke Wilson

    1. Dexy10
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Surely Baines or Coleman have to be in it

    2. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Surely the template has Mounie, not Benteke? Missing Baines/Coleman too.

      1. britzdubb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        hahaha
        surely the template should have 5 defenders

        stoke vs everton 0-0

  24. Dexy10
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Just imagine Mousset playing in behind Defoe tomorrow.....

  25. seanie3
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    anyone got the link to potential DGW's in 34 & 37, thanks

  26. Pep says
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Twitter @bencrellin

  27. TAT
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Probably making a late decision on Stanislas/Zaha, but the striker spot is so difficult. Who to get?

      VVD - Schindler
      Shaqiri - Walcott - Salah - Pritchard - Stanislas/Zaha
      Firmino - Quaner - ?

    • money face bandwagon
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      -4 for a gk not worthy right

    • Gasthmatic
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Relatively easy captain choice this week, Salah it is. I have suggested five strikers to replace Kane temporarily for anyone looking for differentials on my blog here: https://checkthestatistics.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/game-week-32-five-gems-to-replace-harry-kane/

    • Black Panther
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Feels good knowing this time tomorrow my wildcard will be active:-)