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FPL Gameweek 23: analysis of the key underlying stats

This weekend’s set of fixtures precedes the first Double Gameweek of 2019/20 and there is much for Fantasy managers to ponder as we approach what could be a pivotal couple of weeks in many of our seasons.

With two Fantasy Premier League deadlines to negotiate in the space of 79 hours, we take a look at the data available in our Members’ Area and present the eye-catching stats that may be of interest.

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 shine in Gameweek 23 and beyond.

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  1. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Better long term:

    a) Richarlison
    b) Martial

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I reckon A, though as a Martial owner I'm not gonna be selling

    3. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Neither. Hop on and off when on form.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        This. But it’s a minefield and heavy luck orientated

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        This but next week i'd Martial it

    4. jimski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Martial

    5. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A. Martial is just one "minor knock" away from being out the rest of the season

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Vardy DGW chances?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pretty high I would say.
      Still in both Cups.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Other choice KDB?

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Decent but not worth saving TC for if that's what you're thinking

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes

    3. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      good but poor fixtures - either gw34 ars & nor or gw37 tot & ars

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        MCI would be 34) MCI - NEW / ARS or 37) MCI - wat / NEW

        Later dgw occurs if the first gw34 match is postponed due to team if FA SF ... so I hope like crazy that MCI get through

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Vardy against TOT and ARS seems like a good time to play the TC chip to me

  3. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    still own sterling do i keep 1 more weekend v PAL take 0.1 hit
    or just sell now for salah

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm keeping one more week, but I've already got this week to get TAA in

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        i really want 2 give him 1 more week. if dint do would price me out

        sterling to salah so would look 2 do rico to williams other swap

  4. SoShy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Rash and Antonio both flagged and likely to drop tonight.. ideal replacement for rash?
    Have jimi & Maupay.
    Got enough to do Antonio to Salah

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

      Ings

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ings or Haller

    3. jimski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ings

  5. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Love this article. Always gives decent watchlist food for thought

  6. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    New article so repost:

    Right chums. Finally settled on a DGW24 structure, which just leaves the following question:

    DCL or Maupay for the third striker slot?

    DCL has better stats, Maupay the better fixtures for longer.

    Thanks!

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      D
      C
      L

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thank
        You

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

    Just been using Comparison Tool, including looking at Mahrez & Maddison for "Previous Gameweek" but data seems to not be up to date.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      'Previous Gameweek' will mean GW21, so 'Current Gameweek' will give you the GW22 data that you're looking for - if I've understood you correctly.

      1. Dr Mulholland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Ahh okay thank you.

  8. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    What are top picks longer term to replace Rico and Kelly?

    2 ft and dont want to burn.

    Ryan
    Taa Aurier Lund Rico Kelly
    Salah Mane Kdb Martial Traore
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    1. phineedle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Stephens (SOU)

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Which two to start from these?

    A) Martial (liv)
    B) Cantwell (BOU)
    C) DCL (whu)

    Currently on B and C but it would be typical Martial to Nick a return or two when sitting on my bench!

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Not two. Not two any of those
      Gotta b B and C.

      6pool CS in a row.
      If smbd snacks, will be Rash or James

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers mate!

  10. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Which transfer would you make with this team if you had 1FT and 1.5 itb? (Can wait a week and avoid the hits)

    Guaita (4.0)
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Kelly, Rico)
    Mane, KDB, Martial, Maddison (Cantwell)
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    A) Soyuncu + Rico > Van Dijk + Williams
    B) Rashford + Martial > Salah + DCL
    C) Kelly + Martial > Gomez + Mahrez
    D) Rashford > Firmino

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C is so cool

    3. jimski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    4. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B,i have the exact same team.maupay instead of dcl.

  11. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Members Area is like smoking for me.
    Happy to have quit as not to indulge deeper but will easily snack info from smn whod be willing to tell me whats in that article

  12. markloe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    worth doing Jiminez to DCL this week if I'm 90% sure I'll do it next week anyway?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Debating the same myself, alternatively for Pukki or Maupay. Sideways this GW in isolation imho, but if you got 2FT's, yes.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hell yea

    3. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      This is my dilema also. Though the change for me would cost me 4pts.

      I think Wolves' attack has been unfortunate with goals in recent weeks. Last year they did especially well against the top teams, so the more difficult fixtures could actually work out beneficial.

      Southampton could be a good opportunity. Hard to judge.

    4. jimski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yeah, I'd do it this week.

    5. polishmike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I have the same problem but I think I'll play Jimenez. I think Southampton will let in at least one goal.

  13. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I’m on wildcard, anyone see any issues or recommendations? Chasing in mini league by 50 points so need a few differentials...

    McCarthy/Gazzaniga

    Digne/TAA/James (Lundstram, Williams)
    Richarlison/Salah/Martial/Doucoure (Dendoncker)
    Firmino/Aguero/Ings

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Gazza to £4m, he's been poor and Lloris will be back

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mint, until I realise the best player in league and top 5 in World is missing. Kdb should be there on principle. Mahrez too maybe.

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      What others said plus maybe risky punt on Ritchie if hes on penalties,good fixtures after this GW.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I think this needs work honestly.

      Lots of risky picks that are likely to backfire. Would definitely go Salah + Mane instead of punting on Firmino.

    5. BUZZBOMB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Its a squad for this GW, but you'll be a hit a week til Easter to bail the water out of the boat...

  14. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Will Pool rest Mane/Salah in FA cup game?

    Thu 23 Jan 21:00 GW24 WOL (A)

    Sun 26 Jan 18:00 Shrewsbury (A) FA Cup fourth round

    Wed 29 Jan 20:45 GW24 WHU (A)

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No Origi and Shaq will play the double GW and Salah Mane for the trixky FA Cup fix

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        you want to trix me ehh

  15. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    1 FT, 1.1 ITB. Help greatly appreciated!

    Ryan
    TAA, Holgate, Lundstram
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings, Rashford*

    (Woodman, Traore, Kelly, Simpson)

    A) Traore -> Sarr (hope Rashford back for BUR)
    B) Rashford -> DCL (Kelly & Traore -> Son & Williams next week)
    C) Vardy & Rashford -> Aguero & DCL (leaving 1.9 ITB to upgrade Traore)
    D) Something else

    With Rashford (and Traore) presumably a doubt and Holgate potentially rested I dont want to save FT and risk not fielding 11. Currently on A although quite like the look of B as I will be priced out if I don't make this transfer today/tomorrow.

    Cheers

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A looks sensible to me

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Traore doubt?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I should probably be more careful. He came off on Wednesday right, may have just been knackered.

  16. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Hi guys
    Which option would you choose ?
    A) Rico & Abraham to Stephens & Ings
    B) Rico & Pope to Stephens & Ryan
    C) Something else

    Pope/Krul
    Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
    Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
    Vardy/Abraham/DCL
    2ft 0.5itb

  17. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    what about Kun & Jesus (C) & (VC) for a few game weeks??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Even GW24?

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You must be going triple Pool defence going this tactic.

      1. gomez123
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        yuo

        1. gomez123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          meant yup!!

  18. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is SOU defender Stephens (4.3) a reasonable optiln to replace Rico or Kelly? Is Rico likely to be permanently dropped and not any good signs in their defence after Ake's return?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Absolutely

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Good choice imho. Or Williams (the United one), if wanting to save £0.3

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

        Would love Williams but nailedness is something I am looking for and Williams needs couple of games to prove that (Greenwood owner already).

    3. jimski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'd wait and see if Rico plays this week.

  19. King Carlos
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Teemu Pukki was just voted the best athlete of Finland 2019. Hat-trick vs Bournemouth locked!

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Can't imagine it was stiff competition

      1. King Carlos
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        He received a record number of votes, so yeah... not close.

  20. GW23 DS stats, Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    GW23 DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds

    Last week Manchester City (443DS) thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 and Chelsea (386DS) beat Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Just under the radar we saw Manchester United (346DS) who beat Norwich 4-0 at Old Trafford.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21489731

    MCY: 464
    LIV: 408
    LEI: 332
    CHE: 206
    WLV: 188
    TOT: 166
    BHA: 97
    ARS: 92
    NOR: 54
    EVE: 3
    WHU: -3
    BOU: -54
    SHU: -92
    AVL: -97
    WAT: -166
    SOT: -188
    NEW: -206
    BUR: -332
    MUN: -408
    CRY: -464

    (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

    For the 2nd week running Manchester City (464DS) lead the way as they welcome Crystal Palace to the Ethiad, followed by Liverpool (DS408) as they play Manchester United at Anfield. Leicester's (332DS) fixture may warrant some attention too...

    GW23 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/qooz9t
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW22 clean sheets
    CHE: 55% ✅
    WOL: 55% ❌
    MUN: 50% ✅
    MCY: 44% ❌
    LEI: 42% ❌
    SHU: 41% ✅
    EVE: 40% ✅
    ARS: 36% ❌
    LIV: 36% ✅
    BOU: 30% ❌
    WAT: 29% ✅
    BHA: 22% ❌
    WHU: 22% ❌
    CRY: 20% ❌
    TOT: 17% ❌
    SOT: 14% ❌
    BUR: 11% ❌
    NOR: 10% ❌
    AVL: 6% ❌
    NEW: 6% ❌

    GW23 clean sheet odds
    MCY: 58%
    LIV: 46%
    CHE: 41%
    ARS: 39%
    BHA: 36%
    LEI: 36%
    SOT: 31%
    NOR: 30%
    TOT: 30%
    EVE: 29%
    WOL: 26%
    WHU: 25%
    BOU: 23%
    WAT: 23%
    SHU: 21%
    BUR: 20%
    AVL: 16%
    NEW: 15%
    MUN: 13%
    CRY: 6%

    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Leicester City: 8
    Liverpool: 8
    Sheffield United: 8
    Burnley: 7
    Manchester City: 7
    Watford: 7
    Crystal Palace: 6
    Everton: 6
    West Ham United: 6
    Brighton and Hove Albion: 5
    Chelsea: 5
    Newcastle United: 5
    Arsenal: 4
    Aston Villa: 4
    Bournemouth: 4
    Manchester United: 4
    Southampton: 4
    Wolverhampton Wanderers: 4
    Norwich City: 2
    Tottenham Hotspur: 2

    As always, may your arrows be green 🙂

    G

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That Spurs CS stat gets me every week 😆

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Aurier time 😉

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        😆

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Txs G-whizz. Most bases covered here

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You're welcome mate!

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Form CS relevant

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

      Thanks G-WHIZZ.

    5. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      TOT % seems high.

    6. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      cheers!

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You're welcome!

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks G

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        My pleasure Rafa 🙂

    8. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You are the best G whizz.I always look out for this weekly, Thanks amigo

  21. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Im planning to go Rash to dcl this gw and then gw 26 go dcl/greenwood to Ings. Do you think I should just get Ings in this gw?

  22. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Hi
    Which option would you choose ?
    A) Rico & Abraham to Stephens & Ings
    B) Rico & Pope to Stephens & Ryan
    C) Something else

    Pope/Krul
    Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
    Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
    Vardy/Abraham/DCL
    2ft 0.5itb

  23. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Hanley to?

    A) Lascelles
    B) Williams

    1. Andre_The_Giant
        1 month, 3 days ago

        B

    2. LM00091
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      WC G2G?

      Ryan / (Button)
      TAA, Robertson, Holgate (Lundstram, Williams)
      KDB, Mane, Maddison, Mahrez, Richarlison
      Ings, Vardy (Greenwood)

    3. Andre_The_Giant
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Best striker under 6m? Deciding between DCL and Maupay at the moment

      • Pia06rc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Any compelling arguments not to triple captain Mane for the double?

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Mo in better form, my TC.

          1. Jammydodger2018
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            TAA for me

            1. Andre_The_Giant
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Will own all and reckon Mané is probably the safest of the three.

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Currently have TAA Salah Gomez
          A) Stick
          B) Rashford to Firmino, move Gomez(have 2ft)
          C) Downgrade Gomez now and before DGW downgrade Rash to upgrade Maddison to Mane

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

          Is it a bad thing that I have no attacking differentials?

          Be hard to move up when all my players are highly owned.

        4. LewanGOALski
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Play:
          A) Grealish (bha)
          or
          B) Cantwell (BOU)
          ..?

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

            Cantwell

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Cantwell, just
            Common dilemma for many this GW I think

          3. BUZZBOMB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Cantwell

        5. Brendan95
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Gazza
          Robbo/Soy/Lund
          KDB(c)/Mane/Maddi/Grealish/Cantwell
          Vardy/Ings

          Button/Rico/Rashford*/Kelly

          1FT 3.0ITB

          Should I just go ahead and do Rashford>DCL this week to afford Grealish>Salah in GW24. I planned the moves a few weeks back and the Rashford drop and injury might be a sign to go for it.