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FPL Gameweek 38 – an analysis of the key underlying stats

The 2018/19 season comes to a conclusion this Sunday, with all 20 Premier League clubs kicking off simultaneously at 15:00 BST.

Gameweek 38 represents the final chance to claw back a mini-league deficit or improve an overall rank for those Fantasy managers who are struggling.

For the front-runners amongst us, there may be more ‘defensive’ strategies employed as impressive ranks and mini-league leads are consolidated.

Ahead of this weekend’s later-than-usual deadline, we take a look at the data available to subscribers in our Members’ area and present the eye-catching statistics that could influence Fantasy managers’ decisions and transfers whatever the approach.

We’ve run down the stand-out stats in every position, as well as looking at the strengths and weaknesses of various teams to assess which Fantasy Premier League assets could have a profitable Gameweek 38.

Members can read on for our analysis below.

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  1. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone heard if Salah and Bobby will play this weekend?

    1. Amey
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Klopp said Salah was interested in playing against Barca midweek but concussion rule kept him out.
        So he's G2G imo.
        Re Bobby, no idea.

      • Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Only Salah may play from what I've read.
        Wait for Klopp's press conference.

    2. JJO
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why are people obssesed with Fraser for this gw?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I too don't get it.

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        random punt for last week,not much in it. some are even considering Redmond and Man Utd assets 😮

      3. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I don't get what's not to get...

      4. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Top 3 form midfielders

        Salah
        Fraser
        Babel

    3. Blanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A) Laporte and Pogba

      B) VVD and Bilva

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foster
      Laporte TAA Yoshida
      Son Hazard Jota Salah
      Jimenez Aguero Wilson

      Lloris Doherty Dunk Holland

      How is Son + Jimi -> Vardy + Redmond (-4)?

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes

        1. JJO
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Good

      2. Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Good moves if you think Hazard will start

        • Amey
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I was on same transfers.
            Need to decide between Vardy & Mane myself.
            Since you have Mo, I'd go for Party 😉

        • Lucky Z
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Guys, chasing 41 points gap

          Rival will have Mane (c) more likely. Please advise!

          Foster (Ryan)
          TAA Valery Bednarek (Duffy Bennett)
          Sterling B.Silva Mane Pogba Son*
          Kun Jimenez* (Gray)

          1.5ITB 2FTs

          A. Bennett Son Jimenez => VVD Moura Rahsford -4
          B. Son Jimenez Gray => Salah Long fodder
          C. Bennett Jimenez Son => VVD Auba fodder -4 and play Gray
          D. Son Jimenez => Moura and Rashford and play Gray

          1. Blanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Good luck for next year

            1. Hakim Ziyech
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Hahaha

            2. Hakim Ziyech
                2 months, 7 days ago

                D for me

              • Hakim Ziyech
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  and bench Gray

              • Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Last time an English club played in the Super Cup they got a DGW in the first half of season (Chelsea).

                Now there are two English teams guaranteed to be in the SC, do you think we can expect two teams (plus their opponents) to get an early DGW next season?

                1. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Good point, hadn't thought of this (wasn't playing FPL back then).
                  Interesting..
                  GW1 is set to be on Saturday August 10th.
                  Super cup on Wednesday August 14th.

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Hmm, well it's in Istanbul. Not a massive long trip. One to keep an eye on though for better or for worse!

                2. bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  It's on a Wednesday 14th and the league will have started the weekend before, so there wouldn't be any midweeks game to miss.

                  No DGW imo

              • JJO
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Also will Haz and Erik start this gw?
                Really cant see it
                Not about rest,its about not risking them

                1. JJO
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Well when it comes to Eriksen its about rest too

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Pochettino does not understand the wird "rest" especially when the team lost 2 PL matches in a row + final PL match at home. He will start a strong xi.

                      Hazard will likeky be in the bench even if he starts, 120 minutes midweek is no joke

                      1. JJO
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Yeah but its about accumulated fatigue for Erik
                        He really looked tired last few games

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            I insist Pochettino will start his star players. He does not care about fatigue as long as the players trained well enough. They haven't won their last 2 PL matches + the game is on Sunday anyway. They played on Tuesday, that is enough time for recovery.

                    • Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Worried about Haz as an owner and only being able to have a bench of two without hits..

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          I sold him already, he surely won't play 90 minutes, Sarri might not start him also, then he will analyse the reason why with regards to minutes played in his pre match interview. "120 minutes midweek bla bla bla".

                          Even if he does start, the Leicester game won't be that easy & I don't need a player who played 120 minutes on thursday in my team, this is the final gameweek.

                      2. bigbudgie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        European finals are weeks away

                      3. Amey
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          EL final is on 29th may i guess. Long time to go, so I'm not worried about Hazard at all

                      4. trustmeimpurple
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Please help !
                        I’m chasing 17 points in my cash ML. Just don’t know what transfers to make.
                        I have 2FT 0ITB
                        Ryan
                        Robbo,Valery,Lap(Duffy,Doherty)
                        Sterling,Mane,Jota,Redmond(Son)
                        Aguero,Jiminiez, Gray

                        He has
                        Ryan
                        Robbo,TAA,Bennet(Bednarek)
                        Mane, Fraser,Pog,Sterling(Deu)
                        Jiminiez, Aguero, Rashford

                        1. Amey
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Son Jimenez >> Vardy Babel ??

                        2. Amey
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Final GW © for you ??

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Moussa Sissoko

                                1. Amey
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    😮
                                    GL

                                2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Dann

                                  1. Amey
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Great 😀
                                      GL

                                3. balint84
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Ederson
                                  AWB-Luiz-Shaw
                                  Salah-Fraser-JWP-Sterling-Pogba
                                  Agüero-Jimenez

                                  Bench Boost: Rico-Valery-Dunk-Grant

                                  1. balint84
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    gtg?

                                4. dbeck
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  What are people doing with wolves attackers (jota and jimmy)? I’m looking at Son to Redmond and wondering if replacing jimmy for a hit is worth it?

                                  Ederson
                                  Laporte TAA Robbo
                                  Mane JWP Redmond Hazard
                                  Jimmy Kun Rashford

                                  Ryan Yoshi Doucoure Dann

                                5. balint84
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  which Spurs midfielder would you buy now?

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Lucas Rodrigues Moura Da Silva

                                      1. balint84
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 7 days ago

                                        he wont score a hattie again

                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                            2 months, 7 days ago

                                            Well, you never know

                                            1. balint84
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 7 days ago

                                              When happened before that one who was prime in international cup could bring his form back to PL next week?

                                              1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                                  He scored 3 goals in the PL recently. Everton will most likely lose their cleansheet record against Spurs. I'm backing Moura to do the damage. He is a wizard

                                                  1. balint84
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                                    thanks!

                                      2. TheGman
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 7 days ago

                                        Thanks to everyone who helped me this year! I'm on to make 50k OR for the first time.

                                        Unfortunately I'm 9 points behind in my mini league and I've got take a gamble I reckon on this last GW.
                                        Any initial thoughts much appreciated: (Robbo, Salah and Son, not to mention triple Wolves are all big problems)

                                        Fab (Speroni)
                                        Doherty Robertson* AWB Duffy Perreira
                                        Son* Mane Salah* Sterling Jota
                                        Jimenez Wilson (Kamara)

                                        0.1m ITB 1FT

                                      3. sentz05
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 7 days ago

                                        Son out for who?

                                        1. RamaJama
                                          • 6 Years
                                          2 months, 7 days ago

                                          Bilva or Pogba

                                        2. balint84
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 7 days ago

                                          Pogba,Lucas,Redmond are the most popular choices

                                        1. donlobatto
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 7 days ago

                                          Well played sir. Lol

                                      4. Bavarian
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 7 days ago

                                        1-Fraser-Vardy
                                        or
                                        2-Moura-Wilson?