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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
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What is your bold call of the week?

    1. CloudSky
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Arsenal to finally win an away game.

      • toogay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Jesus > Firmino

    2. I can feel it in me bones
        2 months, 8 days 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
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Reply fail.

          • pompeyupnorth
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

        2. SomeoneKnows
            2 months, 8 days 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
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

          • jonasloc
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

            • jonasloc
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Zaha vs Martial?

                1. n-doggg
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Zaha

                    Martial not nailed

                  • Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Zaha

                2. leegordons
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Sell for -4 hit?

                    A) Pog
                    B) Dilva
                    C) Son

                    Going to bring Zaha or Arnu in!

                  • Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 8 days ago

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

                    1. n-doggg
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Ryanair! Sell.

                        1. Fantasy Gold
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 8 days ago

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

                          Sell.

                      • leegordons
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Source?

                      • jonasloc
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Captain Kane or Salah? Quiiiiickk

                          1. La Roja
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Passed the deadline, too late

                              Unlucky

                            • Big Sum
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                You have 24 hours to decide

                            • balint84
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Zaha or Gudmundsson?

                                1. Jet5605
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    Zaha

                                2. Jet5605
                                    2 months, 8 days 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
                                      2 months, 8 days 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
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Who scores more

                                        A) Hennessy + Blind

                                        B) Romero + Tarkowski

                                      • balint84
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Will Sterling start?

                                        • Jet5605
                                            2 months, 8 days 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
                                              2 months, 8 days 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
                                                2 months, 8 days 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!