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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!!
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Anyone heard if Salah and Bobby will play this weekend?

    1. Amey
      10 days, 8 hours 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.

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

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

  2. JJO
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Why are people obssesed with Fraser for this gw?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I too don't get it.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours 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
      10 days, 7 hours ago

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

    4. Tsssst
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Top 3 form midfielders

      Salah
      Fraser
      Babel

  3. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    A) Laporte and Pogba

    B) VVD and Bilva

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      A

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours 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
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes

      1. JJO
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Good

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Good moves if you think Hazard will start

    3. Amey
      10 days, 8 hours ago

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

  5. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 hours 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
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Good luck for next year

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Hahaha

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      D for me

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      and bench Gray

  6. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours 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
      10 days, 7 hours 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
        10 days, 7 hours 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
      10 days, 7 hours 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

  7. JJO
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours 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
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Well when it comes to Eriksen its about rest too

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        10 days, 7 hours 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
          10 days, 7 hours ago

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

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            10 days, 7 hours 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.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        10 days, 7 hours 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.

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      European finals are weeks away

    4. Amey
      10 days, 7 hours ago

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

  8. trustmeimpurple
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours 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
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Son Jimenez >> Vardy Babel ??

  9. Amey
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Final GW © for you ??

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Moussa Sissoko

      1. Amey
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        😮
        GL

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

      Dann

      1. Amey
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Great 😀
        GL

  10. balint84
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

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

    Bench Boost: Rico-Valery-Dunk-Grant

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      gtg?

  11. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours 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

  12. balint84
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    which Spurs midfielder would you buy now?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Lucas Rodrigues Moura Da Silva

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        he wont score a hattie again

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Well, you never know

          1. balint84
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

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

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              10 days, 7 hours 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
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                thanks!

  13. TheGman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 7 hours 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

  14. sentz05
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Son out for who?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Bilva or Pogba

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Pogba,Lucas,Redmond are the most popular choices

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Well played sir. Lol

  15. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

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