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Sky Sports Focus

Our Saturday schedule continues with the weekly Sky Sports Focus article where we take a look back at the weekend action before preparing you for the final Gameweek of the season.

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 39 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
Brighton vs Man UnitedAnthony Knockaert
Stoke vs Crystal PalaceWilfried Zaha
West Brom vs TottenhamCraig Dawson
Watford vs NewcastleRoberto Pereyra
Leicester vs West HamMarko Arnautovic
Bournemouth vs SwanseaJoshua King
Everton vs SouthamptonNathan Redmond
Man City vs HuddersfieldAaron Mooy
Chelsea vs LiverpoolEden Hazard
Arsenal vs BurnleyPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Swansea vs SouthamptonAlex McCarthy
Chelsea vs HuddersfieldJonas Lossl
Leicester vs ArsenalKelechi Iheanacho
Tottenham vs NewcastleHugo Lloris
Man City vs BrightonLeroy Sane
West Ham vs Man UnitedMark Noble


Eden Hazard (8.1%), Leroy Sane (7.7%), Hugo Lloris (7.3%) and Aaron Mooy (6%) were the only players with over five percent ownership to pick up the award over the Double Gameweek.

However, Wilfried Zaha, Marko Arnautovic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sit just below five percent and are well owned amongst the top 1,000 managers, so will have been the cause of major rank swings.

A special mention to Alex McCarthy – popular target in the February overhaul due to his cheap price – who up until now had largely failed to offer value.

He churned out 14 points in the Tuesday night match against Swansea City and will have been captained by many of his owners. That was another event to spark a major change in the rankings.

Gameweek 39 Bonus Points

Let’s take a look at any player to earn 50 points or more in bonus for the season

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The Transfer Trends

Top Transfers Out

NameTeamValue% of Managers
LukakuMan United12.413.2%
FirminoLiverpool11.63.7%
De BruyneMan City11.53.3%
KaneSpurs12.93.1%
SalahLiverpool9.43%

Top Transfers In

NameTeamValue% of Managers
JesusMan City12.16.4%
KaneSpurs12.95.7%
SanchezMan United12.74.7%
SterlingMan City9.84.2%
PogbaMan United11.23.9%

Average Transfers Remaining

Top 10 – 0
Top 100 – 0.33
Top 1,000 – 0.69
Top 5,000 – 0.99

Top Five Captains Picked

NameTeamValue% of Managers
KaneSpurs12.928%
LukakuMan United12.415.7%
AgueroMan City12.85.9%
SalahLiverpool9.44.6%
De BruyneMan City11.53.1%

My Team

Karius
Ward van der Hoorn Christensen
Ramsey Sterling Zaha De Bruyne Salah
Kane Sanchez

ITB: 0.6
Transfers remaining: 0/40
Last week’s points: 45
Overall points: 3,038
Rank: 251st

Notes

When I needed them the most, my team let me down. A drop of 150 places in the penultimate Gameweek was certainly not ideal.

The dream of a top 100 finish now looks firmly out of reach, mainly due to a series of captain fails.

Alexis Sanchez failed to feature on Friday, leaving me with no skipper, Harry Kane then did his best Roberto Soldado impression before Raheem Sterling and Man City failed to score at home for the first time in the league this season.

The theme continued with Mike van der Hoorn missing out against Southampton, again leaving me without a captain until finally, Kane picked up one goal on the Wednesday for my first captaincy points.

I then went into Thursday’s game with high hopes after Sanchez started up front, giving me the perfect explosive differential. We all know how that went.

It was a truly disheartening sequence of events just as I was on the cusp of my target for the season.

With little left to play for now, I will likely opt for a differential captain on the final day in the hope of a miracle.

Thankfully, we get to see the teamsheets, which will have a big say on where I hand out the armband. As it stands, the in-form Wilfried Zaha will be my final roll of the dice.

Wish me luck, guys, and thanks for tolerating my ramblings during the season. Here’s to the next one.

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  1. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    15 days, 18 hours ago

    What is your bold call of the week?

    1. CloudSky
        15 days, 18 hours ago

        Arsenal to finally win an away game.

      • toogay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 18 hours ago

        Jesus > Firmino

    2. I can feel it in me bones
        15 days, 18 hours ago

        Son and Bavies are a big non-show risk for your main rival, i'd say get Salah in and cap him to prevent your rivals from pulling further away.Hopefully your differentials will come through for you.

        1. I can feel it in me bones
            15 days, 18 hours ago

            Reply fail.

          • pompeyupnorth
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            15 days, 18 hours ago

            This looks like an answer to my question 7 mins ago.. thanks and if it wasn't thanks anyway..ha!

        2. SomeoneKnows
            15 days, 18 hours ago

            Best cheap midfielder to be worth a -4 points hit in order to bring Salah?

            A) McArthur
            B) Milivojevic
            C) Gudmundsson

            1. pompeyupnorth
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              15 days, 18 hours ago

              B or C... narrows it down a bit for you...

          • jonasloc
              15 days, 18 hours ago

              a) Smalling + Bavies > Alonso + TAA
              b) Smalling + Son > Zaha + TAA

            • jonasloc
                15 days, 18 hours ago

                Zaha vs Martial?

                1. n-doggg
                    15 days, 18 hours ago

                    Zaha

                    Martial not nailed

                  • Rash
                      15 days, 18 hours ago

                      Zaha

                  • leegordons
                      15 days, 18 hours ago

                      Sell for -4 hit?

                      A) Pog
                      B) Dilva
                      C) Son

                      Going to bring Zaha or Arnu in!

                    • Rash
                        15 days, 18 hours ago

                        So it seems David silva flew back yesterday via Ryanair. Think I'll risk keeping him

                        1. n-doggg
                            15 days, 18 hours ago

                            Ryanair! Sell.

                            1. Fantasy Gold
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              15 days, 18 hours ago

                              Oooof those economy seats cramping his leg room probably makes him rusty.

                              Sell.

                          • leegordons
                              15 days, 18 hours ago

                              Source?

                          • jonasloc
                              15 days, 18 hours ago

                              Captain Kane or Salah? Quiiiiickk

                              1. La Roja
                                  15 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Passed the deadline, too late

                                  Unlucky

                                • Big Sum
                                    15 days, 18 hours ago

                                    You have 24 hours to decide

                                • balint84
                                    15 days, 18 hours ago

                                    Zaha or Gudmundsson?

                                    1. Jet5605
                                        15 days, 18 hours ago

                                        Zaha

                                    2. Jet5605
                                        15 days, 18 hours ago

                                        Chasing a 15 point lead. Leader has Salah but neither Kane nor Sterling. Should I take a -4 hit to get Kane (c) or just captain Sterling and use my 1 FT in option A?

                                        A - Wilian > Zaha
                                        B - Jesus & Willian > Kane & Zaha for -4 hit
                                        C - Vardy & Willian > Kane & Milo for -4 hit
                                        Other?

                                        Ryan
                                        Alonso - Lowton - Naughton - Long
                                        Eriksen - Son - Sterling - Willian
                                        Jesus - Vardy

                                      • Jet5605
                                          15 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Haven't seen much of Spurs lately but is Kane really not in form? I'm chasing and was thinking about taking a hit to get him in the hope that he'll haul big.

                                        • Dexy10
                                            15 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Who scores more

                                            A) Hennessy + Blind

                                            B) Romero + Tarkowski

                                          • balint84
                                              15 days, 18 hours ago

                                              Will Sterling start?

                                            • Jet5605
                                                15 days, 18 hours ago

                                                Hey guys, chasing a 15 point lead. Leader has Salah but neither Kane nor Sterling. Should I take a -4 hit to get Kane (c) or just captain Sterling and use my 1 FT in option A?

                                                A - Wilian > Zaha
                                                B - Jesus & Willian > Kane & Zaha for -4 hit
                                                C - Vardy & Willian > Kane & Milo for -4 hit
                                                D - Willian & GroB > Zaha and Arnie for -4 hit

                                                Ryan
                                                Alonso - Lowton - Naughton - Long
                                                Eriksen - Son - Sterling - Willian
                                                Jesus - Vardy

                                              • Jet5605
                                                  15 days, 18 hours ago

                                                  Chasing a 15 point lead. Leader has Salah but neither Kane nor Sterling. Should I take a -4 hit to get Kane (c) or just captain Sterling and use my 1 FT in option A?

                                                  A - Wilian > Zaha
                                                  B - Jesus & Willian > Kane & Zaha for -4 hit
                                                  C - Vardy & Willian > Kane & Milo for -4 hit
                                                  D - Willian & GroB > Zaha and Arnie for -4 hit

                                                  Ryan
                                                  Alonso - Lowton - Naughton - Long
                                                  Eriksen - Son - Sterling - Willian
                                                  Jesus - Vardy

                                                • Gasthmatic
                                                    15 days, 13 hours ago

                                                    I shall also take the differential route, few transfers to play with, so hit and hope plan it is.

                                                    For anyone after a differential, I have six players who look likely to score over on my blog: https://checkthestatistics.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/game-week-40-six-gems-for-final-games/

                                                    Thanks for the sky articles Luke.

                                                    Best of luck everyone!