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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. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ive seen this Jovic guy linked to Utd a couple of times recently. Is he good enough for us?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oops sorry for top post

    2. Annie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ashley Young is good enough so...

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He defiantly is not!!!

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          You seem quite defiant

        2. Annie
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          There’s a long list of you want to go there.

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Stop ittttt MPSR 😆

      Yeah he could be a very shrewd investment, looks a very promising player. Wonder how much Frankfurt would demand for him

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Seems to be banging them in! I’ve not seen him but if we can get him for 65m or less we should go all out

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Do a swap deal for Lukaku

    4. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No - he's too good.

      Your level is Glenn Murray

      1. Licky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Is Grant Holt still plying his trade?

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Isn't he a wrestler now? May have dreamt that.

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Im utd

        1. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I know.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Murrays rubbins

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              1 month, 7 days ago

              *rubbish

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          "I'm Utd"

          chuckled at that, lol

          1. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            😀

    5. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really unsure how to judge that these days.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Fifa 19 ratings

  2. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Do we think McTominay will start v Cardiff?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is that the royal we?

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dare I ask why?

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Depends if Herrera fit. I think no

  3. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Probably going to sell Hazard now

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You or Chelsea?

      1. Bubz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Both

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really? Why?

      Unless Sarri says he'll rest him must be a bit mad no?

      I've got Robbo and Son to sort as well

      1. Bubz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        120 minutes on a thursday before a nothing away match against a good leicester side? Screams blank to me

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fair points but could guarantee them 3rd (though not that big a deal) and could also be Hazard's last (Prem) game in a Chelsea shirt

        2. Licky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          That Schmeichel bench boost is looking pretty good right now...

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I just sold him, 210 seconds ago to be precise

  4. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Vardy against a tired CFC team who may rest could be mayhem

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just what I was thinking!

    2. Ready Player One
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy armband 😉

  5. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Has one city ever had 3 out of 4 European finalists?

    1. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Spain?

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Madrid or Barcelona 😉

      2. Licky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        2014 and 2016, Atleti, Real and Sevilla.

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Sevilla’s not in Madrid!

          1. Longlatini
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            *Seville

      3. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That is a country 😉

      4. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        😆

      5. Gnu
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        City?

      6. Licky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Jumped onto google before reading that properly... XD *facepalm*

        1. Licky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Spain is my city.

          1. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Hang your head in shame for that one

            1. Licky
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Trying to figure out how to delete my account.

              1. Longlatini
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                🙂

        2. Yoshioka
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Italy have had 3/4 at least a couple of times (also not a city, I know.) No single city has had more than two.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doubt it

    3. Bubz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No

  6. jdp219
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Apologies for all the options. Just really not sure, other than Son. 2FTs, 0.0itb

    1) Son, Jota > Moura, Fraser
    2) Son, Robbo > VVD, Moura
    3) Son, Jim > Redmond, Laca/Vardy
    4) Son, Jim > Pogba, Rondon
    5) Son, Robbo, Jim > Fraser, Shaw, Laca (-4)
    6) Son, Robbo, Jim > Hazard, AWB, Rondon (-4)

    Some other combination from above? Other considerations: Rash, Mili, Deulo, Babel. Toooooo many for this final gameweek.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      3 with Vardy

  7. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best transfer:

    A) Son >> Pogba

    B) Jimenez >> Zaha

    Thanks guys.

  8. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Away goals counting in extra time is so unfair it's ridiculous.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What about the home team getting 30 mins more at hone?

      1. how now brown cow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Great minds. Or maybe just crap but similar.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          We both look like farmyard animals as well.

    2. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      But then home team have an extra 30 mins playing at home.

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It is actually time they scrapped the away goal rule

      It is a hangover from the seventies

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        is a bit of a dead rule

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Not for Spurs

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Only was required b/c Ajax had an away goal in pocket 😉 full circle dead rule

        2. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I don't like it. Never have.

          Win a tie by scoring more goals than the other team over the 2 legs or decide it on pens.

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep. Definitely away goal worth two goals at extra time ":D"

  9. abaalan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Do we think that with only 2 days rest for Chelsea and Arsenal (and Chelsea now having to play extra time) that Leicester and Burnley assets may be good options for gw38?

    Thinking about Maddison/Tielemans/Vardy and Wood/Mee....

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I hope Jamie Vardy scores a hattrick and has an absolute belter of a party, tbh.

      Wood may be good, but wouldn't go for a defender tbh.

      1. Ready Player One
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Would you (c) Vardy?

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Frankfurt shot cleared off the line

  11. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What a let off for Chelsea

  12. Wetdream
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Vardy party anybody ?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hell to the effing yes. Would be lovely.

    2. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Would've liked that on Monday. 🙁

    3. Yome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh yes, Leicester are playing well. He will bag a brace

  13. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lowkey hope Chelski are knocked oot so that Haz is more likely to play v lei

  14. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kompany nailed to start last game?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No. But probably should do.

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sure would have thought so

  15. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    And the commentator says "Sarri's got to change it for Chelsea..."

    Ohahahahahahaha

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is he physically capable of doing that?

  16. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sarri must hate extra time. Extra 30 mins he has to wait to have a fag.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      *reported

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Probably why he took RLC off, trying to let Frankfurt win it in normal time

  17. Yome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chelsea has 4 substitutions. I did not know teams are allowed one in extra time...

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup you get an extra one.

      and he used it bring on Higuadonk. In fairness nobody much else TO bring on

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      New rule this season

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What a way to waste a substitution by bringing on higuain

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        better at Pens than Giroud

  18. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Frankfurt close again

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Can't beat a good Frankfurter

      Thats what she said

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        hehe

  19. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Go on then de Germans

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      or even De Guzman

  20. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best midfielder under 7.6m this week?
    Not Siggy

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lucas Moura

    2. Yome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Redmond

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Deadmond/Bilva

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Redmond/Deulofeu/JWP could all be punty

      Can't stretch to BSilva?

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can’t go Bilva. Rival has him.
        Oh I have Redmond as well.

        Considering Hazard,Jimenez > Moura/Fraser + Aubamayang-4

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tielemans

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nice

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        oo this could be gold if chelsea are knackered

    6. @fpl_phenom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tielemans ?

  21. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    England v Germany semi final with penalties looming........ Seems familiar.

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What could go wrong?

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tho Chelsea have only got one English player on the pitch so might be okay!

  22. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Will Sarri bring on Cabellero for the pens?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oops already made 4 subs

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No subs left

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would laugh my ass off if that all happened again

  23. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How's this look for GW38, been pretty messed with injuries/suspensions & have taken a -4

    Gunn (Foster)

    Robertson Bryan AWB (Doherty, Peltier)

    Salah(C) Sterling Jota JWP (Son)

    Aubameyang Jimenez Gray

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hopefully Salah comes through, think it'll be a pretty tough weekend...

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ouch only got a 13pt lead in the ML, bought in Robbo last GW for the first time this season!

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Higuain looking tired

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That's comical given he's only just come on, but somehow believable. Not the same player he was for Sarri a few years back

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      those Europa League games he played for AC Milan earlier in the season really took it out of him

  25. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Nathan Redmond a trap? *raises eyebrow*

    Can get anyone 9.3m or less. Got Mane Haz Pogba Hojbjerg.

    1. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A punt on Sane?

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Milivojevic?

  26. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chelsea making Frankfurt look like prime Wolves

  27. Gnu
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Judging by the comments I'm compelled to put a bit of dosh on Higuain scoring. 😉

  28. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Does Chelsea’s transfer ban mean they cannot sign Higuain or continue loan and he goes back to Italy?

    1. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I really don't know, but they have his registration so might be allowed to sign him.

    2. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      they have a contract - they can sign him regardless

    3. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I read it was agreed before the ban so the deal can still go through.
      Not sure on the source.

  29. Bobby
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh jesus surely haz wont get rested on Sunday. I've got a 5 a side pub team out and I'm on a bench boost!

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think will sell Hazard, this is 120minutes

  30. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    He made 2 transfers already

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/107827/history

    WOW.

    Guessing game time. Who the overall leader brought? Has to be someone with price changes, since he has 0 ITB.

    Shoot

    1. RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He's definitely won tbh

      The lead that he has is actually a joke

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Robbo + Son out for Shaw + Bilva

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        not true. he would have had money in the bank