Big Numbers

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. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any pressers tomorrow?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Everyone who wasn't today

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No they're delaying them till Saturday as all the mamagers are going on a day trip to Alton Towers

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Alton Towers is closed for winter break

        1. hueycho
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I prefer chessington world of adventures 🙂

  2. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Right I need help...

    Got 2 Liverpool players, Gomez and Mané, and want a third before the double game week. Current squad is:

    Gazzaniga
    Aurier Gomez Soyuncu
    Mané KDB Martial Maddison
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    McGovern; Cantwell Rico Lundstram

    I have 2 FTs and 0.7 ITB. Should I do:

    A - Rashford to Firmino
    B - Try to get either TAA or Salah by taking a hit elsewhere

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A sounds good as you still have ManU cover and get a 3rd Liv player

    2. A-L
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Firmino is an away match performer and has 2 aways in the dgw so worth a differential shout

  3. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What is the best strategy here guys?
    1ft, 0.7itb

    Already have taa and mane, but no ManU assets

    1) Gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
    2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO (with an option to get Salah for gw26)
    3) gw23: Jimenez-> Maupay, gw24: Rico-> VVD
    4) gw24: Rico Alli -> GOMEZ Martial
    5) gw24: Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      4

  4. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bottomend goddamnit

    Best two:

    1. Dunk Doucoure
    2. Webster Sarr
    3. Dunk DCL

    Cheers

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    3. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1. Although, Sarr has looked great..

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate, just can’t afford Dunk with him

  5. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who's looking better, Maupay or DCL?
    Haven't seen either team recently

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dom

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      neither convincing

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        who is convincing in that price range?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Greenwood, if he was starting haha

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DCL has better stats

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'm not convinced

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

          Have you looked at them?

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            not, but I was just riffing on the "neither convincing" comment fro above. I'm not really looking to be convinced.

    4. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers

    5. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Prefer Maupy out of the two. But then I think I'd prefer Jahanbakhsh in mid over Maupy.

    6. sentz05
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martinelli

  6. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will Rashford drop tonight? I was holding Sterling would drop first

    1. Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      hoping not holding*

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        rashford will drop, sterling maybe not

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Doubt it. High profile in form players don't drop much

  7. korbendallas82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Jesus, Marez and De Bruyne on wc?

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      jesus is a daft pick, the other 2 look good

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        jesus im a bit unsure. Depends on wich mids i go for. thanks.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Do not let Jesus into your life

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ok, thanks.

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    few queries with some of my players with price changes imminent, what move(s) would you recommend?

    Rico looks to be dropping soon - move to stephens? or Williams (prefer Saints)
    Guaita to McCarthy - waste of a transfer? after city game fixtures are good for both
    Rashford to Firmino - I can cop todays price drop but maybe not Firmino rise depending on other transfer, so do i still make the move this week or wait til gw24

    i have 2FT with no cash. Have TAA Salah

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don’t do double SOU defenders?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        would you keep Guiata for saves and get stephens? doesn't free up cash but he's starting and means I can rotate with Soyuncu

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      With 2FT, I’d do Rico > Stephens and Rash > Firmino
      I’ve been tossing up the same guaita move but think I’ll keep. If you need the cash you could do that one next week.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        cheers. yep ideally i'd want 2 transfers for gw24 but not too fussed. Short turn around may mean Rashford doesn't play both games who knows

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        just looked at palace. they've only conceded more than 2 goals in a game once (Spurs away). City could run riot but it's just one game. I reckon i'll keep Guaita until WC

  9. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hello all
    Is it worth it to do :
    Kelly and rico -> holgate and Williams for -4?
    Rest of my team for this week:

    Gazzazinga
    Lundstrom TAA Gomez
    Grealish kdb mane Cantwell
    Aguero vardy maupay
    Bench: martial rico Kelly

    1. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nah

    2. Do I Not Like That
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No way

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

      A hit for 2 bench players? Ludicrous.

  10. josepe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ryan (pope)
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Tomori Williams)
    Mane KDB Martial Maddison (Shelvey)
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    a) Rash & Maddison -> Salah & Greenwood (only way to get salah for double gw)
    b) Rash & Martial -> Aguero & Cantwell (captain aguero this week)

    1. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

  11. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any moves needed here?

    Pope
    TAA Söyuncu Robbo
    Salah KDB Cantwell Traore
    Vardy(C) Ings Jimènez

    Button / Martial / Lundstram / Kelly

    1FT and 0 itb

    1. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd try and lose wolves before the fixtures turn but could wait until next week

      1. A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Do we think Traore will be fit? I heard talk of an injury from the Utd game.

        Not much in the bank to upgrade him.

        Would have to do something like..

        Traore & Pope 》 Jahanbakhsh & McCarthy or a another mid 5.6 or under.

        Not so sure its worth it

  12. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    If I bought Rashford at 9.1m and he does fall in price tonight will I lose a whole 0.1 on him or would it take two drops to lose value?

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You lose 100% of drops, gain 50% of rises.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You will lose*

      2. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate

  13. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Just realised that because Firmino is rising and Rashford is dropping my Liverpool plan could be scuppered.

    Do I just do Rashford to Firmino now or wait for presser?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Do it

    2. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Go for it

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

      like me if price is a factor do it now
      Burnley game for Rashford is short turnaround so no guarantee Rashford recovers in time

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Do it now if you want Firmino. But I think he's a trap. Salah + Mane for me.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        he's on track for yet another 180 point season, 25 bonus points etc
        not as explosive as others but 3m cheaper and has great teeth

  14. Believe it to achieve It
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    G2g?
    McCarthy
    Holgate TAA Lundstram
    Mahrez Mane Kdb Richarlison
    Vardy Firmino Ings

    Martin-Rico-Dendo-Kelly

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gtg, very nice.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Great team

      1. Believe it to achieve It
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Swapped Rash to Firmino

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fantastic team

      1. Believe it to achieve It
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers and goid luck to you also.

  15. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Does Firmino rise tonight or do you think he might survive it?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      i think he rises. i can take a Rashford drop but not a Firmino rise so probably not going to risk it myself

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Survive

    3. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      doubtful

  16. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    1/ Doucore and Sarr
    2/ Mahrez and Deeney

    Which pair looks best?

    1. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2 for me all day

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      agree on 2 - it's not really comparable
      Sarr v Deeney even
      Mahrez >>> Doucore

  17. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    lol I have 6.9m in the bank this week. Perez > Salah worth -4?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      what transfer you done bro?! wow

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Rashford > DCL.

        Prevents a price drop, and I was going to do this transfer next week anyway.

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Perez has Burnley and his scores have mainly come.away from home!

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Very well. I'll keep.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          quick bit of advice pls Camz!

          bench one of Perez Cantwell or Martial?

          1. Believe it to achieve It
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Perez

    3. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wait until next week and do for free

  18. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I have 2Fts / Jimi and Martial out.

    In:
    Mahrez/Richarlison ?
    DCL/Maupay ?

    Thx.

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      MahDCL

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mahrez & DCL

  19. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    G2G? 0FT

    McCarthy
    TAA Soy Lund
    KdB Mane Cantwell Grealish
    Vardy Ings Maupay

    Button Martial Aurier Rico

    Doing Martial > Salah next GW

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      G2G

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Good to go

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Predictions for Mane EO for the top 10k in GW24?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      150

  21. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good moves?
    Rashford and Traore to Ings and Richarlison?

    1. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes definately
      Rash on injury watch
      Traore fixtures change for the worse

  22. Harper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I will probably WC next week but I have 2 FTs to spend, £0.3 itb

    What 2 players would you bring in and for who for a one week punt only?

    GKP: Henderson (Martin)
    DEF: Söyüncü, Alexander-Arnold, Lundstram (Rico) (Kelly)
    MID: Mané, Grealish, De Bruyne, Salah, Maddison
    FWD: Calvert-Lewin, Vardy (Connolly)

    1. valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why WC, team looks fine.
      Soy > Holgate
      Rico > cheap playing defender

      Next week Maddison > Martial

      1. Harper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'm quite bored with my team, played the WC around the DGWs past 3 seasons and it had limited success, would rather try something different this year.

        Wildcards are overrated anyway

  23. Arctic monkeys
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Do you reckon Williams will take Shaw's spot going forward ?

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

    If going Rashford > Greenwood and changing to 3-5-2 which option is best
    In 24?
    1. Maddison > Mane
    2. Rico,Cantwell > Williams,Mane -4

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2 i think

  25. LloristheHounds
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rico going to play this Gw?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      According to Bournemouth fan forum he was carrying a little injury last weekend and he will play for sure this weekend, he is in all their lineups

      1. LloristheHounds
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      proverbial 6 pointer vs Norwich
      probably end 0-0

  26. Rider on the Storm
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best choice?
    A taa, maddison, jimenez
    B gomez, cantwell/noble, aguero and 4pt hit

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

  27. Marko1985
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    On a wildcard this week. Which option is best for next few game weeks?

    A) Martial
    B) Maddison

    Martial
    GW 23 - LIV (A)
    GW 24 - BUR (H)
    GW 25 - WOL (H)
    Will bench him for Liverpool game and play Trossard - AVL (H)

    Maddison
    GW 23 - BUR (A)
    GW 24 - WHU (H)
    GW 25 - CHE (H)

    1. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martial
      Maddison plays too deep, I'm already frustrated with owning him

    2. AlpoShearer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martial

  28. AlpoShearer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Traore to

    A. Sarr
    B. Grealish
    C. Doucoure
    D. Save and play Traore

  29. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    GTG?

    Gazza,
    TAA, VVD, Lund
    KDB, Salah, Martial, Cantwell
    Aguero, Vardy, Ings

    Button, fleck, Hanley, Kelly

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who scores more:

    1. Dunk (AVL)
    2. DCL (whu)
    3. Doucoure (TOT)

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2

    2. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DCL