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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
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who scores more?

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

    1. kime67
        4 months, 5 days ago

        stan

      • Kabukkinen
          4 months, 5 days ago

          4
          4
          Stanislas

      • mahone24
          4 months, 5 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
              4 months, 5 days ago

              A

            • wulfranian
                4 months, 5 days ago

                a

              • Kabukkinen
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  A

                • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    King instead of Mounie could pay iff

                • kime67
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    king>wilson

                  • Kabukkinen
                      4 months, 5 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
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          a

                        • KUNingas
                            4 months, 5 days ago

                            A

                        • masyuris
                            4 months, 5 days ago

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

                            1. jarvish
                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                2
                                2
                                0

                              • donlobatto
                                  4 months, 5 days ago

                                  A. 6
                                  B. 8
                                  C. 2

                                • kime67
                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                    5
                                    2
                                    2

                                  • Prøfeßor Bear
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                    8
                                    6
                                    1

                                  • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                      5.5
                                      3.5
                                      0.5

                                    • jarvish
                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                        The delusion on here is incredible!

                                    • Give The Todd Some Love
                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                        Mourinho needs to be sectioned

                                        1. potatoace
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          4 months, 5 days ago

                                          A slap in the chops would suffice for now

                                        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                            Moroniho

                                          • Old Man
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                            With a microtome?

                                        3. potatoace
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                        4. Ravager
                                            4 months, 5 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
                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                Sterling > Zaha

                                                1. Ravager
                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                    Cheers for the suggestion

                                              • stat
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                1. potatoace
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                2. donlobatto
                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                    Now wait for all the comments:

                                                    "Is Salah a doubt??"

                                                    "Salah dead - team in tatters"

                                                    .etc
                                                    .etc

                                                  • RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                                      Zaha

                                                    • Aubaaaaa
                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                        Salah is a doubt?

                                                        1. stat
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 months, 5 days ago

                                                          Salah dead - team in tatters

                                                    • Aubaaaaa
                                                        4 months, 5 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 (FC Chop…
                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                                            D

                                                          • Little Red Lacazette
                                                              4 months, 5 days ago

                                                              D

                                                          • Dele
                                                              4 months, 5 days ago

                                                              G2G? All locked in with a -4 hit.

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

                                                              1. Kabukkinen
                                                                  4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                  1. Dele
                                                                      4 months, 5 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.

                                                                • Lizardprime
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 months, 5 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!

                                                                • SheBangsTheDrums
                                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                    Zaha worth bringing in for a hit?

                                                                    Currently fielding 7!

                                                                    1. JasonG123
                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                        Reckon so

                                                                    2. Horlicks esq.
                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                        Zaha or Stanislas for a hit.

                                                                        Rudiger > Daniels
                                                                        Kane > Rondon
                                                                        Sterling > Zaha or Stanislas

                                                                        1. Kabukkinen
                                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                            Stanislas for me.

                                                                          • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                                                                              4 months, 5 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 (FC Chop…
                                                                                  4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                  Any of them*

                                                                            • JasonG123
                                                                                4 months, 5 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. jarvish
                                                                                    4 months, 5 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 months, 5 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
                                                                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                      Mamadou Sakho.

                                                                                    3. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                        Tekkers > Mounie

                                                                                        1. JasonG123
                                                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                            Only 45 last week and scored 2 goals all season?

                                                                                            1. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                              • Prøfeßor Bear
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                        2. Flynny
                                                                                            4 months, 5 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

                                                                                          • RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                                              4 months, 5 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 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                  if no price change involved wait until tomorrow

                                                                                                • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                                                                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                    What is the rush though?

                                                                                                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                                                        4 months, 5 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

                                                                                                  • Wiseman Resistant ⚽
                                                                                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                      who is the safest pick :

                                                                                                      1. King
                                                                                                      2. Wilson
                                                                                                      3. Mounie

                                                                                                      ?

                                                                                                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                                                          4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          3, 2, 1

                                                                                                          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽
                                                                                                              4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                              thanks

                                                                                                            • Little Red Lacazette
                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                This

                                                                                                            • RealMenWearPink
                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                Mountie definitely the safest

                                                                                                            • Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                is bailly nailed at utd guys ? thanks 🙂

                                                                                                                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                    one more 🙂

                                                                                                                2. sunzip14
                                                                                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        wilson

                                                                                                                    2. RealMenWearPink
                                                                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        Who to go for for the last spot?

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

                                                                                                                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                            depends of the rest of your team

                                                                                                                            1. RealMenWearPink
                                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                No GK

                                                                                                                                Daniels VVD Bauer

                                                                                                                                Salah Shaqiri Ibe

                                                                                                                                Firming Moine Depoitre (don't ask)

                                                                                                                                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                                                                    4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                    stan

                                                                                                                              • yemzinho
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                B

                                                                                                                            2. seanie3
                                                                                                                                4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                                                              • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                                                                                                                                  4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  FH template (thank me later):

                                                                                                                                  Butland
                                                                                                                                  VVD Daniels PVA
                                                                                                                                  Salah Zaha Shaqiri Stanislas
                                                                                                                                  Firmino Benteke Wilson

                                                                                                                                  1. Dexy10
                                                                                                                                      4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Surely Baines or Coleman have to be in it

                                                                                                                                    • CloudSky
                                                                                                                                        4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                                                                        1. britzdubb
                                                                                                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                            hahaha
                                                                                                                                            surely the template should have 5 defenders

                                                                                                                                            stoke vs everton 0-0

                                                                                                                                      • Dexy10
                                                                                                                                          4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                                                                        • seanie3
                                                                                                                                            4 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                                                                                                          • Pep says
                                                                                                                                              4 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Twitter @bencrellin

                                                                                                                                            • TAT
                                                                                                                                                4 months, 5 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 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  -4 for a gk not worthy right

                                                                                                                                                • Gasthmatic
                                                                                                                                                    4 months, 5 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
                                                                                                                                                      4 months, 5 days ago

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