Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 12: analysis of the key underlying stats

With Friday’s Gameweek 12 deadline hurtling into view, we take a look at the data available in our Members’ Area and present the eye-catching stats that may be of interest to Fantasy managers.

We’ve run down the stand-out figures 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 weekend.

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  1. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Only just realised its a Friday night deadline - started to get excited and then saw the fixture - dull!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Pukki cap to make it exciting.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Was tempted to get a Watford player to brighten the evening up!

  2. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Play one:
    A) Soyuncu (Ars H)
    B) Lundstram (Tot A)
    C) Dunk (Mnu A)

    Bench order of other 2?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Soy
      Lundstram
      Dunk

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      play lundy
      soy and dunk

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      BAC

    4. Smell the Lavender
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Lund is my second bench spot after Soy in first bench spot. No clear chances away from home for Lund.

  3. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone getting rid of sterling and/or KDB........

    And if yes who for ?

    (A) martial
    (B) pulisic
    (C) son
    (D) tielemnens

    Aleeady have mount and maddison

    Cheers

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      ACDB

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Keeping both

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      No No

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I have A and the other 3 on my watchlist.
      They can all prosper and Trossard could be gold even through difficult fixtures.

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      My ideal mid 5
      Mane KDB Martial Son Tielemans atm (Son the differential)

  4. Baganuva Hatty
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Start:
    a- Lundstrum v spur (a)

    b-Rico v new (a)

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

  5. PartyPooper
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Tough one here...
    Bench two out of the following defence:

    TAA, Rico, Lund, Soy, Aurier

    Alternative is benching one of the above and benching Maupay.
    Please help 🙂

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Bench Rico and Lundstram

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Roll a die. This might come down to luck and hindsight

    3. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Ouch.
      Play Maupay
      With TAA, Aurier and Lundstrum.

    4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Bench Soy and Rico

      1. PartyPooper
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks all! This kinda seems the consensus.

        I'm a bit suprised to see a lot of "bench Rico's" going around.
        Newcastle is quite a good fixture for a clean sheet right? or is Bournemouth def still not te be trusted?

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          agree. Bench Soy for sure and for the second one go with your instinct

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      bench soy and aurier

    6. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Soy and Lundy (fixtures)

  6. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    CHO: Hold or Sell?

    1. faver
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I'm holding.

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Sold. Not first choice anymore, but could start this GW in Mounts absence

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        You think he starts if Mount is fit?
        Probably in place of Pulisic? Who if starts will be his 5th start in 14 days.

    3. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Hold and wait on mount injury.

    4. Foozeball
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      has a chance to start this week with Mount possibly being out

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      hold

  7. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Been a bizzy week and completely out the loop. Can anyone offer me suggestions for this bunch?

    Gunn
    TAA Digne Aurier
    Sterling KDB Mount CHO
    Pierre Tammy(v) Raul(c)

    Button | Lundstram, Rico, Cantwell

    2FTs. 0.2 ITB

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Digne, CHO > Willems, Maddison

    2. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Nice team. Hold.
      Only thing I may change is sterling out for mane

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Done. Thanks both

    3. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      PEA + KDB to Vardy + Mane.

    4. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Gunn may have lost his place.

  8. faver
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Playing WC today is mad?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Depends how many you want to change.

      1. faver
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        I'm not sold on playing WC but I don't want to fall even further behind.
        Pope - Hendo
        Soy - Robbo - TAA - Mings - Tomori
        CHO - Salah - Sterling - KDB - Martial
        Greenwood - Pukki - Connolly.
        Considering on of Sterling - Salah to Tammy + Maddison. Can go -4 to make Pukki - Jimmy move.
        I can get extremly nice 3-4-3 with WC until early 2020 to sort things out right now. But with -4 I can wait a week.

        1. B.D.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          I would wc now

        2. HarryB29
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Doesnt need a WC in my opinion. Just move Sterling to Tielemens and Greenwood to Vardy

          1. faver
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers for the advice.

        3. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          why on earth will you wc that? Play 4-5-1 this week and then you can make a mini wc (3 transfers for a -4) next week, Sterling to Grealish/Trossard, then upgrade Greenwood to Vardy and then you have a little spare to do Pukki to Jimenez?
          Then you have a flexible formation, Abraham is a miss then but not far away with a double move from Martial/Connolly to Hayden/Abraham.
          I think you have a little to much cash spread around in defense, with that double Pool only one of the other three will play most weeks, at the same time they are all nice and relatively cheap. Sory, just forget that, i think it is nice. I think Soy can be Lascelles before gw18 as Leic fix stiffens and Lascelles cover Pool blank nicely.

          1. faver
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Thank you for advice. I have 2 FT's and 0.0 ITB. Also I want to free some funds from defence. Good points mate. I may think about holding wc

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Need more context

  9. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Agree with my order of prefence for this GW?

    Starter: Lundstram (TAA/Robbo)
    1st Sub: Janmaat
    2nd Sub: Rico

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Would start Rico over Lundstram tho, Maybe because I already have Henderson & fancy Spurs to do well

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        A better way of soreading the risk imo. I believe you've got Hendo too

      2. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Rico over Lundy for me too...

      3. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Lundstarm feels a starter over Rico regardless of fixture for me atm given his position and SHU's current form!

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Alright buddy. You got Hendo in goal as well?

          1. jia you jia you
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Nah, benching Hendo

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 9 days ago

              Alright. I am starting Hendo & benching Lund for this gw

              1. jia you jia you
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 9 days ago

                fair enough, def dont fancy the double up, GL!

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Not starting Janmatt vs Norwich? Perfect game for an attacking return

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        He might come in for Mount but I feel benching Lundstram is unwise on current form!

        1. jia you jia you
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          but Janmatt is very tempting considering the Friday game...I might just be pursuaded 😉

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Pukki Party today to wipe away any attacking points from Janmaat

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          True, I wouldn't bench Lundy against anyone except City and pool. Just feel like this could be Janmaats week

          1. jia you jia you
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            and his ownership is tiny if he did manage a haul

  10. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    hi guys, I have a FT and 0.2 ITB.. Do i roll on or make a change? Tempted by Martial.. not sure with Salah...

    Also who to captain out of this lot?

    Heaton
    Rico TAA Chilwell Lunds
    Sterling KDB Salah McGin
    Tammy Vardy

    Button, Dunk, Dedonck, Greenwood

    1. Pomp and Circumstance
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      captain Tammy

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I went sterling and greenwood out for jiminez and Maddison

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        interesting would you do it for a -4 though?

  11. DS29
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero+dilva to jiminez +kdb/son for -4
    Or
    Dilva to maddison/tielemans for free?
    Thanks!

    1. tim
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva out for either.

  12. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    planning to bring in Auba for GW 13 (transferring out Aguero)--should I do Aguero --> Auba now or transfer in Jimenez for this GW?

  13. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Just got the 1-year flag 🙂

    So I guess it starts counting from the date of registration on the site, not membership

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I am pretty sure I joined ffs in October

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        last year

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Interesting. Back to pondering how it all works, then 😀

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 9 days ago

            I just remembered I joined December 😆

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 9 days ago

              Lmao! Alright then. Theory back on

              1. Silecro
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 9 days ago

                I have joined in october 2 years ago and still have keyring(1) xD

    2. WWF
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Get your keyring yet?

      1. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        What Keyring?

    3. Weffie von Wobbegong
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Testerooney

  14. Tommo1888
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Mount or Pulisic in my WC? Can’t decide

    1. Baganuva Hatty
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Wait on mount injury news.

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Going a different midfield when most teams have more or less the same attack and defence is what I reckon will set you appart.

    And we are spoilt with midfield options this season!

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I will have this next week:

      Sterling, KDB, Mane, Pulisic, Djenepo (If he plays well tomorrow)

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Think you going to have to give Djenepo some time to gain match fitness. He is a player I am eyeing as well but will give him at least 2 to 3 GW's or get him and sit him on my bench then play him when he is settled again.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          yeah I have a list of players I am counting this weekend to replace any one of Kelly, Greenwood and Cantwell. The list includes Ayew, Mousset, Djenepo, Willems, and Saint Maximin.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 9 days ago

            scouting*

  16. EltonCPT1
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Should i - 8 or play Dendoncker, Cantwell or Soy...

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      B

  17. WWF
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Which LChester three ???
    Which LPool three ???

    So far I'm 100% convinced:

    Schmeichel Tielemans Pereira
    Robbo Mane Firmino

    Is the way to go. No Vardy will hurt me but I'm a brave, facing the wind kinda guy!! Also a little mad and in catchup mode ... 500k

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Not for me

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy& Maddison are enough for me

    3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      The double triple up is too much for me, gotta diversify man. I would take those Liv 3 and 2 from LEI (Vardy/x).

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Firmino is optional too, but I have a feeling he is gonna start scoring again soon.

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Salah Mané Trent the best attack in this game

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Yeh they're awesome

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Yes, they are wonderful assets

  18. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    3.41expected goal involvements (xGI) from Sterling over the last four Gameweeks, the highest of any FPL midfielder and inferior to only Maupay.

    Happy to have kept Raz over KdB for now.

    Also think Raz will break his hoodo at Anfield this week.

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling and KDB both season keepers for me if fit. Thing they are good enough to return consistently, and will both finish in the top 5 point scorers in the end.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Are you going to cap Sterling most of the time?

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 9 days ago

          Probable not every game since I also have Mane, Vardy and Tammy. But I will captain him in city's easier games and once he looks in top form.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 months, 9 days ago

            Don't believe there is any point having one of the most expensive players and not capping him more than often.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 9 days ago

              Hmm if only I needed funds to upgrade elsewhere. But I dont

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 9 days ago

                Also sterling is still returning. Even if he goes at his current scoring rate (Which has been poor for his standards and will only improve) he will still finish with 225 points. So you can expect a minimum of 225 if he remains fit all season.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 9 days ago

                  65/11*8 = 225

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 9 days ago

                    *38 not 8

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers for making me feel better about removing him as part of a -4.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I saw that and it pushed me over the edge to get rid - it’s been the same for the last 5 gws yet limited returns and captain fails - no more!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Too exe for the current returns

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 9 days ago

      LFC may only have 2 clean sheets but they have not conceded more than 1 goal in any GW.

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Maupay here 🙂

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Maupay is such a stat hoarder! Incredible numbers

  19. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Otamendi/Mount to Soyboy/Pulisic for free?

    Pope
    Trent Soyboy Lundstram Tomori
    Mane KDB Pulisic
    Kun Vardy Tammy
    Button Rico Cantwell Hayden

    1. Pomp and Circumstance
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      that's a cool logo from World Cup 2014 Brazil!

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 9 days ago

        Haha thanks bro! I was there in Rio for 5 games including Colombia v Uruguay. Amazing trip

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      If you got Mount late and don’t have cash tied up in him

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        I transferred him out during the last injury and would lose 0.1 by transferring him out now.

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Don’t let that put you off then. I got him at 6. Having said that Mount in squad now anyway.

          1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks. I'm surprised he is in the squad. I decided to go for Pulisic, which is for sure going to backfire now. Oh well, this is why I'm ranked 900k

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              Good luck fella!

  20. darkmatt3r
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    What's with all the Martial love have I missed something?

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      People just love to overrate ManU assets here.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Because he is OOP but yeah, do not see the love either.

      1. Nomar
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Me neither, to be honest.

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Not in the slightest

  21. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone with Tammy/Vardy/ Jimenez tempted to go Jimenez as captain?

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I've seen it mentioned, yes

  22. FirMinaMiMo
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Gone strucked in choosing
    Son or alli

    Any advices????

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      How about... Neither?

      If pressed, Son

  23. Larkin
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Captain dilemma.
    a) Pukki
    b) Pukki

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Not many options there

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 9 days ago

      Great captain option imo. Verly likely to haul tonight

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 9 days ago

        very*

  24. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    looking into setting team up for a re-shuffle after the international break...If I make 1 of the 2 available FTs now, I could make 4 moves for a -8 after this GW and the int'l break...

    so a question is, if I'm planning to bring in Auba for GW 13, should I just do that now? or should I get Jimenez for this GW? plan is to transfer out Aguero

    1. faver
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 days ago

      I would get Jimi now. Game against Leicester should be hard for Gunners and I can see Auba struggle. But from GW13 onwards he is good pick. But that depends on what moves You are planning after internationals

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 9 days ago

    Struggling with which defenders to play?

    Playing Mount until info says otherwise, Rico first if he is rested?

    Defence look set or bench swap?

    Pope
    Lundstram, Trent, Virgil
    Mane, KDB, Martial, Maddy, Mount
    C Vardy, Tammy

    Button, Rico, Mousett, Soy,

    2.0 bank

  26. ChipsnGravy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone thinking Rashford over Jimi?

    Options

    1. Tielemans and Rash
    or
    2. Maddison and Jimi

    MU’s fixtures looking good and so is Rash (and he takes pens)

  27. FirMinaMiMo
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Brain dead!

    Rash or martial

    Any thoughts ???

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Any advices for changeover???

  28. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Interesting that Understat shows Brighton having the 4th lowest xGC at home (0.9 per game) but the 2nd worst at away (2.3 per game). Got good feelings about Martial.

  29. FirMinaMiMo
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Ready for point shoot !

    Heaton
    Soy rico cresswell
    Salah kdb martial tielemans
    Vardy tammy kun

    Gud luck _ all!!!
    Cheers mates!!!!!