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Which Man City options are likely to start both matches in Double Gameweek 32?

Fantasy Premier League managers playing the Free Hit chip for Double Gameweek 32 need to work out which Manchester City options are most likely to start both matches.

The defending champions have been handed a hugely attractive pairing of Fulham (away) and Cardiff (home) in the next round of fixtures.

In order to maximise exploitation of goals scored against those two sides, Fantasy managers will need to pick the players most favoured by Pep Guardiola.

READ MORE: Our initial thoughts as all Double Gameweeks confirmed for 2018/19 season

However, as many of us know, that is easier said than done.

We have gone back over the last eight Premier League matches to see which assets were used the most when they were available.

Goalkeeper

Not surprisingly, Ederson (£5.6m) has played every minute of the last eight FPL matches. The Brazilian has now been on the field for every second of Manchester City’s league campaign.

With Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) injured, Arijanet Muric (£4.5m) has been warming the bench for Ederson but unless the number one goalkeeper gets injured, it looks as if he will be playing both matches in Double Gameweek 32.

Defenders

Despite being an ever-present for much of the campaign, Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) is no longer the most nailed-on Manchester City defender.

Over the last eight league matches, Guardiola has used him either at centre-back or left-back 83.3% of the time he has been available. That may have been to preserve his fitness as the Frenchman missed Gameweeks 28 and 29 with injury, hence why he remained an unused substitute against Watford.

However, Laporte remains the favourite centre-back over this period of time. Vincent Kompany (£5.2m) is the second-most used when fit, starting two of the last three since returning from injury. Between Gameweeks 28 and 30, Guardiola used the Belgian for 82.2% of the maximum minutes possible. Kompany has now returned to the physio room after missing the most recent Champions League and FA Cup matches with a muscle injury.

Nicolas Otamendi (£6.0m) sits in third place among the centre-backs having played 75% of the maximum minutes possible in the last eight matches. In six of those, he completed 90 minutes, including the last three in a row, left on the bench twice in the selected sample of games. However, like Kompany, he is yellow-flagged going into Double Gameweek 32, having pulled out of the Argentina squad with an ankle injury earlier this week.

John Stones (£5.2m) seems the least likely to start both matches in Double Gameweek 32, having been used for 58.7% of the Premier League minutes from Gameweek 23 onwards. The former Everton man has missed two matches with injury and has now pulled out of the England squad with a groin problem.

Interestingly, the most-used defender over the last eight matches is right-back Kyle Walker (£6.4m). The England international has started every game since Gameweek 23 with the exception of the Gameweek 28 win over West Ham.

There does seem to be very little competition for Walker’s place in the side right now, with Danilo (£5.0m) the only one in the first team capable of playing his position. The Brazilian has been involved in just 36.4% of minutes in the last eight matches though, and only one appearance from his three made in that time was on the right, the other two on the left.

The left-back position looks a little more open with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m) the most-utilised defender capable of playing there since Gameweek 23, but not the only. The Ukrainian, classified as a midfielder in FPL, has started on the left for the last four league outings in a row now.

But Laporte is obviously able to play at left full-back, as was demonstrated in the last Double Gameweek, and feels like the most likely competition for Zinchenko. Danilo has played on the left just twice in the last eight, both appearances coming in Gameweeks 23 and 24, while Fabian Delph (£5.3m) has registered just 10 minutes of league football in our sample. Guardiola retrospectively reported an injury to the England international but he has been an unused substitute twice in our sample and it seems clear he has fallen out of favour for Premier League matches.

Midfielders

It should come as no surprise that the most nailed-on Manchester City midfielder, when fit, is Fernandinho (£5.3m). The Brazilian has missed the last three league matches with a muscle injury but is reportedly close to a return.

Benefitting from his absence, Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) is just behind his injured team-mate having started the last six Premier League matches in a row.

However, neither one of Fernandinho or Gündogan is likely to offer much in the way of attacking returns, with assets further up the field the more attractive for Fantasy managers.

Unfortunately, it is these more advanced players who Guardiola likes to rotate the most.

David Silva (£8.5m) was the most-used of these over the last eight matches, registering 81.1% of the maximum minutes available to him in the Premier League.

That came from six starts and two substitute appearances, the Spaniard recording 90-minute outings in each of the last three Gameweeks.

Encouragingly for those looking at getting him in their Free Hit squads, just behind Silva among most-used attacking midfielders is Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) on 80.6%.

Interestingly, that is higher than Bernardo Silva (£7.5m), who sits roughly 7% behind him on 73.1%.

The England international has made six starts since Gameweek 23, featuring off the bench in Gameweeks 25 and 28.

While Sterling’s involvement in this research is quite high, we should point out that he did not start both matches last time Manchester City had a Double Gameweek, in the first XI for the visit of Arsenal, but on the bench for the trip to Everton.

Bernardo actually started both of those two matches, but still has fewer starts than Sterling in the run in question. He has made five league starts since Gameweek 23.

Kevin de Bruyne‘s (£9.7m) involvement is not as low as one might expect, having played 70.5% of Manchester City’s minutes over the last eight matches.

Given his fitness problems this season, Guardiola has been reticent to allow the Belgian to play 90 minutes very often, and he has done so just twice in his last seven Premier League outings.

In total it’s six starts in the league for de Bruyne since Gameweek 23, which suggests he is still an important player for Guardiola when fit.

He is currently out with the hamstring injury he sustained against Bournemouth in Gameweek 29 that Guardiola said would keep him out for a while.

It is possible that de Bruyne is close to a return though, and the international break will certainly help him with that.

Bernardo and David Silva are the two players most likely to suffer some rotation if he comes back into the mix.

Leroy Sané (£9.3m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) are the two attacking options in midfield that are not particularly worth considering for Fantasy inclusion.

The two players have combined for just six Premier League starts between them since Gameweek 23, making for involvement in 39.3% and 29.4% of matches respectively in that run.

Forwards

The research into Manchester City’s last eight Premier League matches tells a pretty convincing story: Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) is the much-preferred option up front for Guardiola.

The Argentinian has played 91% of the minutes available to him since Gameweek 23, managing to make it past the 79th minute on all but one occasion.

The only time Aguero was substituted around the hour mark in this run was when Manchester City were already 5-0 up on Chelsea, courtesy of his most recent hat-trick.

Admittedly, Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) did have an injury during this sample of Premier League games, but that only ruled him out of Gameweek 28, as he featured as a substitute in all but one match over the last eight.

That made for involvement of just 11.4% of the minutes between Gameweeks 23 and 31, showing just how far apart Jesus and Aguero are right now. In fact, the only players with smaller percentages for their involvement are Delph and Phil Foden (£4.5m).

But as has been the case with de Bruyne, perhaps the reason for Jesus’ minimal minutes is because Guardiola is keen not to rush him back into action following injury. The two-week international break might help things for the Brazilian, but he has been called up by his country, while Aguero has not.

What happened in Double Gameweek 25?

Looking a little closer at the dates between the matches in our sample we have pulled out the list of players who started twice in the last Double Gameweek.

Manchester City played Arsenal (home) and Everton (away) back in January, with nine players featuring from the beginning against each opponent:

  • Ederson
  • Kyle Walker
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Fernandinho
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • David Silva
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Sergio Aguero

The impact of other competitions

While the last eight Gameweeks make for a good yard-stick about Guardiola’s rotation plans, Manchester City will arguably have more high-pressure games to balance with their Premier League commitments in March and April than they did across January, February and March.

Here is their full upcoming schedule:

  • Sat 30-Mar-19: Fulham (home) [Premier League]
  • Wed 03-Apr-19: Cardiff (away) [Premier League]
  • Sat 06-Apr-19: Brighton (Wembley) [FA Cup semi-final]
  • Tue 09-Apr-19: Tottenham (away) [Champions League quarter-final, first leg]
  • Sun 14-Apr-19: Crystal Palace (away) [Premier League]
  • Wed 17-Apr-19: Tottenham (home) [Champions League quarter-final, second leg]
  • Sat 20-Apr-19: Tottenham (home) [Premier League]
  • Wed 24-Apr-19: Manchester United (away) [Premier League]
  • Sun 28-Apr-19: Burnley (away) [Premier League]

In order to see how these matches might impact on the Premier League game-time, we’ve had a look back at every cup meeting Manchester City have played in since Gameweek 23.

We found that there were a number of players who were more involved in these than in the league games, and also that there were a number of key first team options who largely received rests.

Obviously, the run we have researched does not quite compare like-for-like with Burton Albion, Newport County and Swansea City as games against them were arguably lower pressure than an upcoming FA Cup semi-final and a two-legged Champions League tie with Spurs will be. However, this sample of research still includes a cup final, which Guardiola heavily prioritised, as well as two crucial European ties.

Of the attacking midfield options, Bernardo Silva has been turned to the most often, involved in 72.7% of the cup competitions from the League Cup semi-final second leg. That might be why players such as Gündogan and David Silva have managed more game-time in the league, the two of them on 62.4% and 61.1% of maximum cup minutes respectively.

There is further encouragement for those looking at Aguero as we see that he has been less involved in matches outside the Premier League than Jesus. There is not much between them, but 120 minutes of Aguero’s 55.5% involvement came in one match, the League Cup final against Chelsea.

Outside of that, it was just three starts, all of which featured heavy management of his minutes, none of his appearances lasting longer than 77 minutes.

Laporte is another option who has been used in cup competitions only sparingly, having registered just 46.8% involvement since the second league of the League Cup semi-final. That may mean rests for him against Brighton and Spurs and gives him a decent chance of starting both league matches in Double Gameweek 32.

Conclusion

The crucial takeaway from this research concerns Aguero and his credentials for Double Gameweek 32. Any doubts over his chances of starting against Fulham and Cardiff should be allayed by his heavy involvement over the last eight Premier League matches.

Despite being seen as a rotation threat for much of this campaign, since Gameweek 23, only Ederson has recorded a higher percentage of game-time than his 91%.

A part of that has been linked to Jesus’ fitness but the fact that Aguero is getting the international break off, and his Brazilian colleague is not, only helps push the pendulum back towards the Argentinian.

It is worth saying that even if Aguero does feature only as a substitute in one of the two Double Gameweek matches, that may not hinder his attacking potential. His 24-minute cameo against Swansea demonstrated that perfectly, when he came on and was involved in all three goals that helped the Citizens come from behind to secure passage to the FA Cup semi-finals.

Furthermore, the 6-0 win over Chelsea shows that if Manchester City are three or four goals to the good against Fulham on March 30, Guardiola may substitute Aguero to then increase his chances of orchestrating a similar early lead against Cardiff midweek.

Sterling’s place in the side is not quite as assured with Bernardo Silva, Mahrez and Sané all options Guardiola could rotate in for him. However, it is definitely encouraging to see that the England international was more involved than all of them over the last eight matches.

Sterling has been involved much less in the games outside the Premier League than Bernardo, which bodes well but he is roughly equal with Mahrez and ahead of Sané in this area. With the Champions League matches with Spurs in particular expected to be big games for Manchester City, Guardiola may want Sterling involved over Sané or Mahrez. After all, the Englishman started both Champions League last sixteen legs and played 120 minutes in the League Cup final, while the other two mustered just one start between them from a possible six. Given that Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final opponents are Brighton, this could be when Guardiola choses to rest Sterling, and hopefully not against Cardiff.

The fact that David Silva was the most involved in the Premier League of the more attacking midfielders should not go unnoticed. Guardiola has used him much less often in cup competitions than he has Bernardo, which seems to have helped his credentials as an FPL transfer target for a Free Hit squad.

Ederson looks the key man in goal, although Fantasy managers may prefer one of Laporte or Otamendi to supplement a Manchester City triple-up. They are both at the top end of involvement for centre-backs in the Premier League in our sample of research.

However, Walker could prove a differential option for those looking to invest at the back. He has been the most nailed-on defender for Manchester City in the last eight matches, with very little realistic competition for his place, while at centre-back Stones and Kompany could compete if fit.

Finally, with the quadruple still in Guardiola’s sights, it is possible that rotation may ease slightly anyway.

There are very few fixtures in the schedule above that are not high-pressure and must-win for Manchester City if they want to hit their aims for the season.

So there is a case to be made that the important players like Aguero, Sterling and the like will all get more game-time in each competition accordingly.

In order to keep competing on all fronts, Manchester City’s best players may have to be deployed as often as possible, Guardiola hoping that the rests he has staggered throughout the campaign will give them the energy they need to play extensive minutes between now and May.

READ MORE: Our initial thoughts as all Double Gameweeks confirmed for 2018/19 season

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2,478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 12 hours ago

    Which one is better?

    A)
    Kepa
    Luiz - AWB - Laporte

    B)
    Ederson
    Luiz - Schlupp - Lindelof

    1. HammersXI
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Gone with B myself tbh. Chelsea defense doesn't provide me with much confidence.

    2. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      B

  2. mike09
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Got 1.7 ITB but not sure what to do.

      Any thoguhts or suggestions?

      Ederson
      Luiz - Lindelof - Schlupp
      Sterling - Hazard - Pogba - Son - Mili
      Aguero - Rashford

      1. The 5% Team
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          looks good, just save the money and possible FT. Using TC this GW?

        • Jamino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          How about going 3-4-3 downgrading son and getting Higuain?

        • Amey
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            Upgrade Lindelof to Azpi
            OR downgrade Son & get Lukaku (343)

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          Is this good ?
          Kepa
          Laporte Luiz Schlupp
          Sterling Son Hazard Pogba
          Deeney Aguero Rashford

          1. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            I think it's important to go with form players, Son and Rashford haven't scored in months.

        • Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 12 hours ago

          Need to make 0.2 so I can afford this team, any chance?

          Kepa
          Laporte Lindelof Duffy Schlupp
          Sterling Hazard Pogba
          Kane Aguero Zaha

          Kind of hoping Zaha is out so Batman becomes nailed!

          1. mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            Schlupp to Tomkins?

          2. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            Yeh that would solve that problem.
            Duffy > Dunk?
            Schlupp > AWB
            Or Kepa to a cheaper keeper perhaps.

          3. Amey
              29 days, 12 hours ago

              Duffy to Dunk is only thing i can see.
              But you may get unlucky in that as they both score alternatively 😛

          4. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 12 hours ago

            How’s this effluent?

            Kepa
            Young,Schlupp,Laporte
            Hazard,Sterling,Pogba,Knockaert
            Aguero,Kane,Zaha

            Hamer,Peltier,Romeu,Connerly

            Young or Smalling?

            1. Amey
                29 days, 12 hours ago

                Smalling

              • Super Saints
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 12 hours ago

                What's your thinking behind Knockaert and Young? Duffy better points potential than Knockaert for sure. Nice team though.

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 5 Years
                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                  He’s cheap and been doing well lately. Yeh I like Duffy as well.
                  Got Young in because I had 0.2 left to upgrade Smalling. A little bit more attacking but Smalling might be better.

            2. balint84
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 12 hours ago

              Sterling OR Hazard?

              1. Amey
                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                  Why OR ??
                  Raz bdw

              2. SPorting
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 12 hours ago

                Just found 0.2m down the back of the sofa.

                Kepa -> Ederson?

                1. Amey
                    29 days, 12 hours ago

                    Can you teach me the trick master.
                    I also need 0.1 😀

                    1. SPorting
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 12 hours ago

                      See, I got tired of always being 0.1m short so I now make sure I'm always 0.2m short to avoid that disappointment.

                      1. Amey
                          29 days, 12 hours ago

                          😀
                          Good habit.
                          I hate those who say money doesn't matter. Kinda hate mu decision to sell Pogba last gw instead of Jota

                      2. pingissimus
                          29 days, 12 hours ago

                          Who you want?

                          Are you climbing aboard Bandwagon Kane? Go Alli with me. If Kane does anything to merit his price tag then Alli will also be in the points

                          1. Amey
                              29 days, 12 hours ago

                              Nope.
                              I want Jimenez mate.
                              My would be team if I get 0.1

                              Kepa
                              Luiz Schlupp Duffy
                              Hazard Sterling Pogba Bilva
                              Lukaku Aguero Jimenez

                              If not Jimenez then Jota/Mili/Batsman are options

                              1. pingissimus
                                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Just go Jota why not. You have him already no?

                                  I’ve done the Jim sale despite holding him and having him at 5.6. That international fixture and the semi is enough to make me doubt. In any event he specialises in regular small returns and not hauls so not worth breaking your heart over.

                                  Bat is my man. Of those you name he’s most likely to return big.

                                  1. Amey
                                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                                      Cheers.
                                      Jota/Bats now !!

                                      We'll select one

                                • Amey
                                    29 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Not sure about Kane anyway bro.
                                    He's way too expensive for his dgw this time.
                                    One for gw 35 i think

                              2. Dele
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                29 days, 12 hours ago

                                Just love it when this happens

                            • Amey
                                29 days, 12 hours ago

                                Do we see any potential double riser's this gw guys ??
                                Except Mane.

                                1. The 5% Team
                                    29 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Sterling maybe, don't think Mane will

                                    1. Amey
                                        29 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Cheers.
                                        Already have him.
                                        Need to generate some cash so was looking for something magical 😛

                                        1. The 5% Team
                                            29 days, 12 hours ago

                                            yeah...gonna be difficult I think. Just like last IB in November, fantasy transfer market kinda dies down until a few days before the next deadline. And with lots of FH chips being played, it's even more difficult to predict any fast risers

                                            1. Amey
                                                29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                Yeah, that's true.

                                      • Dele
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        29 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Scraping the barrel now.

                                        A) Jorginho & Rashford

                                        B) Deulofeu & Bats

                                      • SPorting
                                        • 7 Years
                                        29 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Right then, might have to go in with this:

                                        Kepa
                                        Luiz, Laporte, Schlupp
                                        Pogba, Haz, Sterling, Mili
                                        Kun, Lukaku, Batty

                                        CHE and CRY heavy, I know.

                                      • Ciarant20
                                          29 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Thoughts on this team?
                                          Guita
                                          Schlop, Luiz, Shaw
                                          Haz, Pogba, Sterling, Deulofeu
                                          Kane, Aguero, Rashford

                                          1. pingissimus
                                              29 days, 12 hours ago

                                              Schlop schlop beautiful schlop
                                              Beautiful schlop with a cherry on top

                                              1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                                • 1 Year
                                                29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                Oop Oop and could score in flip flops.

                                              2. Amey
                                                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Kane's gonna flop 😉

                                              3. Amey
                                                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Nice team.
                                                  Deulofeu rotation threat though*

                                                • Legend of Rosický
                                                    29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                    I would get a 4th defender instead of Deulo

                                                • manu4life99
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  A) Kepa Laporte Batshuayi
                                                  B) Ederson Azpi Deulofeu

                                                  1. pingissimus
                                                      29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      A

                                                    • Legend of Rosický
                                                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                        A

                                                    • JoshyC
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      G2G?? 0.0 ITB and thinking maybe Son over Alli. Just think Alli will explode on return from injury.

                                                      Kepa
                                                      Lindelof, Azi, Laporte, Schlupp
                                                      Pogba, Haz, Sterling, Alli
                                                      Kun, Rashford
                                                      (Speroni, Romeu, Simpson, Kamara)

                                                    • SPorting
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      29 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      A) Jota
                                                      B) Mili
                                                      C) Deulo

                                                      1. Kopkloppers
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                        B or C. jota gametime could be limited going by previous FA cup rounds.

                                                        1. Legend of Rosický
                                                            29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                            Same with Deulo

                                                      2. Kopkloppers
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                        Doing Anderson to Hazard and Robbo to Schlup and Salah to Sterling -8
                                                        TC Kun. I have no FH chip so I need to keep players for 33 and WC in 34.

                                                        Team:
                                                        PATRICIO (Fab)
                                                        DOHERTY SCHLUP LUIZ (Digne Perreira)
                                                        Mane POGBA STERLING HAZARD (Almiron)
                                                        Wilson Barnes KUN (TC)

                                                        Worrying times yes?

                                                      3. aleksios
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                        Last piece of FH puzzle is:

                                                        a) Duffy-Deulofeu-Kane
                                                        b) Azpi-Son-Rashford.

                                                        Thanks guys.

                                                        1. La Vida Latte
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                          a

                                                        2. Legend of Rosický
                                                            29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                            B

                                                        3. La Vida Latte
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                          Ok, I am going cheap at the back so which one is least bad...

                                                          A) Saiss + Dunk
                                                          B) Jonny + Mariappa

                                                          (Ryan in goal)

                                                        4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                          This is very very hard!
                                                          A)Ederson+Lindelof+Jimenez/Batshuayi
                                                          B)Kepa+Laporte+Deeney

                                                          1. bigbudgie
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                            even stevens tbf, but probably A cause Palace have Huddersfield

                                                            1. Legend of Rosický
                                                                29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                A with Bats

                                                          2. Deulofale
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                            Thanks for the article. I'm a bit late, but could you make it clearer in future what the numbers mean, by spending time at the top to state the obvious for transparency's sake. E.g. here, the "Maximum" and "percentage" are never defined, nor the relation between them, if any. The article seems to be confused about it too. Perhaps it's obvious that the "percentage" is the proportion of mins played versus mins available ("maximum"), but why then, "Kevin de Bruyne‘s (£9.7m) involvement is not as low as one might expect, having played 70.5% of Manchester City’s minutes over the last eight matches" ? KDB wasn't available for all City's minutes...

                                                            In general, it seems a bit muddled, as players are interpreted to be "more involved" based on their minutes relative to their minutes available, which doesn't make sense to me (as you can play 100% of your available minutes but play only 10 mins). Other times, "more involved" reads as "played more minutes" (including discussion of CL football which we must accept on faith without the stats), which makes more sense, but is not interesting really interesting (as it ignores context such as whether a player was available or not). It's never really specified what these data are supposed to be showing us. Rather, it's interpreted on the fly, which leads to inconsistencies and fuzzy, grey interpretations imo.

                                                            Just a quick couple notes I can't ignore, sorry (here comes the pedantry):

                                                            - "hence why" is a confusing construction imo. It's like "therefore why", and only really makes sense if you're saying something like "...and therefore/hence, why is it that..." where the two words constitute the end and beginning of two clauses. I'm no grammar na**, but perhaps you'd like to know that your readers might not find it natural. I'm one, but maybe I'm the only one.

                                                            - Sometimes you hyphenate "most-" and "second-most", but it's not consistent, so a bit confusing (e.g. "most likely" ; "most favoured" vs "most-used" ; most-utilised"). Perhaps there's a reason for this (the meaning of utilisation?), but it causes me to double-take and re-read. I'd personally say that a hyphen not needed in these constructions, as the word "most" is expected to modify the next word already, so it's linked to the next word automatically without the need for linkage by punctuation. I think the same applies to the words "first" and "second", but I can see why they feel a bit different. In any case, consistency is the key imo.

                                                            Anyway, thanks again for the article. It's a very useful topic to discuss. Sorry for the long post. I hope it reads as constructive rather than a rant, though I have probably wasted my time writing it anyway, as I assume you don't visit the comment section, which is a shame, as I think the community would love for all the mods and cons to be actually involved in the community. Have a good day yo

                                                            1. Brosstan
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              29 days, 3 hours ago

                                                              Deulofail for Editor-in-Chief

                                                          3. bigbudgie
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            29 days, 11 hours ago

                                                            Complete ma team

                                                            xxxx
                                                            Luiz Schlupp xxxx
                                                            xxxx Sterling Poga Hazard
                                                            Aguero xxxx Zaha

                                                            a) Ederson/Rudiger/Son/Rasford
                                                            B) Guaita/Lindelof/Bilva/Lukaku

                                                            1. Legend of Rosický
                                                                29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                C) Ederson, Lindelof, Son, Rashford

                                                                1. Legend of Rosický
                                                                    29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                    Smalling for Lindo actually

                                                              • No Mo Salah
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                who'd you have in dgw:

                                                                a. rash (got pogz)
                                                                b. kane

                                                                thx

                                                                1. Legend of Rosický
                                                                    29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                    Kane If price doesnt matter to you

                                                                2. Legend of Rosický
                                                                    29 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                    Is Zaha (if fit) a better option than Rashford ? Leaving money aside

                                                                    1. No Mo Salah
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      29 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      doubt it

                                                                  • Equib118
                                                                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                                                                      Anything you can pick out of this? 0,1 itb Thanks all,

                                                                      Ederson
                                                                      WB - V Aan TAA
                                                                      Pogba Fraser Mane Sterling
                                                                      Kun (c) Barnes Auba

                                                                    • Brosstan
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      29 days, 3 hours ago

                                                                      Imagine taking advice on DGWs from the same people who claimed Sane was the best midfield pick last time around 🙂

                                                                      1. twoplustwo
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        28 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                        Yeah, definitely do your own thing! I am mixing single and double players this week.

                                                                    • twoplustwo
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      28 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                      Really tempted to swerve Spurs all together despite the double

                                                                      Mane, Maddison, King all look like they could compete over 2 games

                                                                    • otty10
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      28 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                      Hi guys, not FH on DGW so I have an average team selection here!

                                                                      Help with who people would lay the TC on please based on liklihood of playing both fixtures please

                                                                      Thanks alot...

                                                                      patricio
                                                                      robertson, duffy, wan bis, doherty
                                                                      bilva, Pogba, Mili
                                                                      Kane, Rash Aguero

                                                                    • Marco105
                                                                        27 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                        Thoughts on this team
                                                                        De gea
                                                                        Laporte shlupp azplicueta
                                                                        Pogba hazard sterling deulofeu
                                                                        Higuain aguero jiminez
                                                                        (hamer ward prowse Valery Simpson) 0.4m in the bank