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. muong
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pope Button
    TAA Soy Lunds Kelly Janmaat
    Mane KDB Martial Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    A) Rashford/Grealish to Salah/Greenwood
    B) Martial/Rashford to Salah/DCL
    C) Pope to Henderson/Foster in GW23, Rashford to Firmino in GW24
    D) keep Rashford; Grealish to Choudhury in GW23, Soyuncu/Martial to Salah/Cathcart or Holgate in GW24

  2. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I take it most have Vardy & Ings... but who is the other striker?

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      assume makes an ass out of u and me. Own neither

    2. Ratatouille
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Sergio

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I wish pal

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimi

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      DCL

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

    Rashford and Traore to
    A - Mahrez and DCL
    B - Mahrez and Ings
    C - Richarlison and Ings
    D - Mahrez and Maupay

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      very good options B or C (i have both in and out players)

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      b

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

  4. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone think it’s worth me selling Rashford for a hit?
    For Jimenez/Deulofeu/Haller/Maupay

    Ramsdale/4
    TAA Gomez Lundstram
    Mane KDB Alli Zaha
    Vardy DCL _____
    (Chalobah Rico Kelly)

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ings?

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yes I did mean to include Ings!

  5. Kante FC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thought on this WC team?

    Schmeichel, McCarthy

    TAA, VVD, Robbo, Baldock, Williams

    KDB, Mahrez, Maddison, Martial, Cantwell

    Vardy, Ings, Rashford

    Yes, I know there is no LIV attack but I don’t see the point in having a £12m+ player who I’m not going to captain every GW and would rather spread the funds evenly elsewhere.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Umm..

      - You've spent a lot on 2 GKs even though you can only play 1.
      - No Lundstram?!
      - Triple defence is always OTT. Get one of Salah or Mane.

      1. Kante FC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        - happily spend an extra 0.4 on McCarthy to have a playing gk on bench in case something happens to Schmeichel.
        - reckon his performances have dipped and he is about to be dropped.
        - LIV defence is trustworthy enough even without clean sheets due to their attacking prowess.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Those are my thoughts. Good luck 🙂

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Agree with everything Berb said. Why even ask for advice if you've already clearly decided?

    2. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I like it, GL
      Maddison to Richarlison
      Baldock to O'Connell/Egan
      Schmeichel to someone a lot cheaper

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How can you go without mane AND salah? Double gw next week then great fixtures after. Schmeichel to 4.0. Choose one or two of liv defence. Lose one of rashford or martial

    4. muong
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If Mane or Salah score and you don't own them, it is a big dent to your rank.

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Rashford going to play on Sunday according the Mirror

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      hugely reliable source 🙂
      if Ole wants to play it safe, he starts him on the bench and if it's tight brings him on again like wolves game

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Because of the nature of the game he probably starts but he needs a week off at some point.

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      of course he's gonna play, could wheel him out on a hospital bed and he'd still be better than his replacement

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If it wasn't this particular game then he probably would've got the rest he deserves. Good chance he aggravates it and is out for longer.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          short turnaround mid week vs Burnley. surely he's not needed for that game so really should get full week off but that's up to Ole

          1. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            have you watched man u?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I try to avoid but have watched more of them since I brought in Rashford - such a creative bunch

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Oli really wants to break him then

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I’m really confused, for the next few:

    1. Dunk Doucoure
    2. Dunk DCL

    Thanks for helping with my mind blag guys

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

      2

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      2

  8. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Currently on this for wc

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo Soy Lund Williams
    Mane Kdb Maddi Son Cantwell
    Vardy Ings DCL

    Any tweaks needed?

    I’ve tried quite a few with 3 Liverpool and keep coming back to something like this

  9. KINGS
    1 month, 5 days ago

    D Martin or McCarthy for DGW24?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martin might score negative points, so McCarthy

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martin won't play!

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martin very likely won’t fwsturev

  10. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    feeling proper underwhelmed at the thought of bringing in either DCL or Maupay next GW.... any other options I’m missing? (Already have Vardy and Ings)

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Aguero

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Deulofeu.

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Just short on cash for deu but good shout

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

      I went for Aguero over getting a Liverpool mid.

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        what about gw24? High chance kun sits it out

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I've given up on trying to predict the City line up, if Aguero is fit then I want him in my team and no defenders have the same potential as Liverpool's 3

    4. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      slim pickings in that price range - Wood, Deeney, Pukki?

  11. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start Martial or Traore this week?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martial bench points would hurt more than Traore bench points. I'd expect a blank though tbh.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks, I actually think Traore may have a higher ceiling this week but 2 points each is most likely.

  12. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Money will be used to do Maddison to mane next week.

    Rashford to

    A) maupay
    B) deeney
    C) deulofeu
    D) dcl

    (Other 2 strikers are vardy and ings)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      DCL is the most logical. He has the best underlying stats. Good fixtures too.

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Deeney

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Deeney

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      More Pie

  13. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Narrowed down my transfer strategy (over two gw's) to the following two options. Have 2FTs and 1.9m itb

    Ryan
    Taa • Lundy • Aurier -- Rico Zaba
    Kdb • Salah • Martial • Grealish -- Stephens
    Vardy • Rash • Ings

    A: Aurier + Rashford >> Robbo + Tammy + 1m
    B: Martial + Rashford >> Mane + DCL

  14. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any thoughts on how to improve this team?

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Soyuncu
    Salah(c) KDB Cantwell Traore
    Vardy Maupay Rashford

    Button Sarr Lundstram Kelly

    4.4m itb , 1FT

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      By throwing Pope and Aurier in the nearest bin.

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      This

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good team but aurier or pope could go, pope to McCarthy? Aurier to Williams or holgate?

  15. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    DCL or Maupay lads?

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

      you're the 100th to ask. F-it! just get both.

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Dcl

    3. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Well I brought in the latter a few weeks back and he has returned very little. I have not watched any of his games so can’t really comment but swapped him out for DCL who was unlucky not to get returns last week.

      Saying that, I have just brought in Trossard due to Brighton decent fixtures so if maupay plays then he has chance of goals.

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Got Maupay initially then moved to DCL

    5. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Neither... get Greenwood and invest in midfield

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

    For GW 24:
    Leno
    TAA Robbo Kelly (Lund Saiss)
    Salah Mahrez KDB Dilva (Dendo)
    Martinelli Vardy Jimenez

    Thoughts?

  17. WolfTheJack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best forward under £6.3m?

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Dcl

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would take a punt on Deeney, currently I have Maupay and giving him one more week, so may move to Troy

  18. Nevermind the Baldocks here…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Rashford ings tonight?
    Even if it he plays lpool there's a good chance of rest against Burnley?

    Anyone got any insights?

  19. fabregasismagic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Wildcard or stick with current team?
    Wildcard:
    Ryan
    Soyunco TAA Lundstram
    Martial Salah De Bruyne Cantwell
    Firmino Vardy Ings
    (Button Dendoncker Kelly Cathcart)

    Current:
    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Kelly
    Maddison Grealish Salah De Bruyne
    Jiminez Vardy Abraham
    (Button Cantwell Rico Femenia)

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Stick

  20. AnyLaporteinastorm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is salah worth losing rashford for? Otherwise I can go double pool def and keep rashford

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      pool def

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      DD

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

      Double defence

  21. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who to start?
    A) Soyuncu
    B) Lundstram

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B imo

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

  22. Good Kompany
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Surely if you were planning to keep hold of Rashford despite them playing Liverpool, it wouldn’t really matter if he played or not... Burnley is the game you’d want him for anyway

    1. Nevermind the Baldocks here…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yeh my thoughts... But maybe they patch him up for utd and rest him mid week

      I'm thinking ings over next 2 games is a better shout

      1. muong
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not getting rested. He will play even if 50% fit

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

    Best striker up to 7.0 ?

    A : Maupay
    B : Ings
    C : Haller
    D : Greenwood

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      b

    2. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Go to be ings form and fixtures

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

      A. Lada
      B. Ferrari
      C. Lada
      D. Lada

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

  24. Believe it to achieve It
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Can i get advise on who to captain from these please.
    1-KDB
    2-Mahrez
    3-Ings
    4-Mane
    5-Vardy
    6-Firmino
    7-Richarlison

    1. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1

    2. The Big Larsbowski
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KdB

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

      1 or 4

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

        Sorry 5, not 4

    4. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m punting it on Mahrez... brought him in last week and considered capping him but went ‘safe’ with Vardy instead regretfully

    5. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm going for KDB but only cos of fear Mahrez will be benched

      1. Believe it to achieve It
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thankyou for the advice i was thinking Mahrez But im worried of a bench part this gameweek.

  25. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Have Gomez and Mane.

    Want a third Liverpool player in.

    Have 2 FTs. Do I?

    A - Rashford -> Firmino
    B - try to make £3/4m on somebody to get either Salah or TAA in?

  26. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A) Keep Rashford and Jimenez, play one of Rashford and Jimenez
    B) Rashford and Jimenez to Aguero and DCL (-4). Replace Aguero with Firmino next GW

    Thanks

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

      Sorry A should say play one of Rashford and Martial vs Liverpool

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

    Is it worth swapping Rashford for Sergio the Kun Aguero using 1FT? Enough cash ITB.

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes

  28. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How likely is this young lad Brandon Williams to play next few GWs?

  29. columbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I know it's a bit of a loaded question but is Aguero and Romeu to Mane and Greenwood for free next week gonna be worth it? Cheers

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

      Yeah if Aguero starts vs Palace, it’s very unlikely he’ll also start vs Sheffield Utd

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No

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

      Thanks lads

  30. amtosh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Why is everyone recommending Williams over Tanganga when (a) Williams has Liv up next v Tanganga with Watford and (b) this website lists Tanganga as starting this weekend v Williams not starting?

    Surely Tanganga the better 4.0 bet? Or do we think Aurier takes his place?

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

      Better player, more attacking, plays in slightly better defence (although both are quite bad). If Mourinho keeps playing with 3 defenders, Tanganga might have a chance but he usually favours 4 at the back.

      1. amtosh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Who do you think is more likely to actually get a start?