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. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Deeney or DCL?

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

      DCL

      1. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Deeney for me

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dcl

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

      Deeney

    4. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DCL

  2. OleGGMU
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Current XI
    Hendo
    TAA, Gomez, Evans
    Mane, KDB(c), Rich, Mahrez
    Vardy, Ings, Jimi
    Vench : Grealish, Lund, Holgate
    G2G?

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

      My team is similar and have been mulling between Gomez/Robbo/Mane (have Salah & TAA).

      So G2G.

      1. OleGGMU
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers mate appreciate the reply , thoughts on grealish and jimi going forward?

  3. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A : Mane ( Rash > Ings )
    B : Robertson ( El Ghazi > Hayden. Bench fodder )
    C : Gomez ( El Ghazi > Hayden + Son in for Martial for a hit )

    C :Find another route because no spurs is gonna hurt in 24

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

      A or B. A if Rash out injured. Either way need to get Ings in.

  4. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which West Ham players are you getting?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      triple defence

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      but seriously...I did consider Haller for the DGW. I can't see any others being worthwhile

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Haller if Ings looks like being rested

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

        Interesting. Hadn't thought of that

    4. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lanzini

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

      Nil

    6. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      none

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

    Ings and Robertson

    or

    Firmino and Digne?

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

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

      A

    3. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    4. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      well that was resounding

    5. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      a

  6. Hint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which WC squad do people prefer:

    A) McCarthy Button
    Soy VAN DIJK* Trent Sidibe Lundstram
    De Bruyne Mane Grealish Martial HAYDEN*
    Ings RASHFORD* Vardy

    B) As above but with B.Williams, Sarr and Firmino

    C) Something else?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B (even though I'm not sold on BWilliams)

  7. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Evening all, how's my team for this week?

    Any changes you'd advise? Does anyone know why Tomori hasn't been playing? He featured a lot at the start of the season

    McCarthy
    TAA, Soyuncu, Saiss, Tomori
    KDB(c), Salah, Mane, Cantwell
    Vardy, DCL

    Lund, Grealish, Martinelli

  8. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone keeping Rashford? Is he sure to be out?

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The million dollar question

    2. amtosh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thought latest news is he's likely to play. I'm keeping him as the price drop won't affect me.

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

      too early to be sure
      i can handle the price drop but was always planning on getting Firmino who is likely to rise...

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Marcus Rashford is prepared to play through the pain barrier to face Liverpool. He has responded well to initial treatment and will play on Sunday even if he’s required to take a pain-killing injection. #mufc [Mirror]

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

    start Stephens (WOL) over Soyuncu (bur) this week?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      soy edges it for me

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Soy. Burnley are poor

  10. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Already have TAA Salah Gomez as triple Liverpool but unsure of 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

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      probably stick now

    2. Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Matip is back on training,so gomez might be a doubt for both the games.

  11. amtosh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Asked this on last page but now it's got buried. Who do you think is more likely to play this weekend - Tanganga or B. Williams?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      yikes. Williams I suppose.

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

      Who is williams competition?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Shaw

      2. amtosh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        The projected team for Man Utd on this website is Shaw at left back instead of Williams.

  12. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Chances of
    A - Firminos price rising tonight
    B - Rashfords price dropping tonight?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A-97
      B-100

  13. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A - Robertson, Doucoure, Ings, Jimenez
    B - Van Dijk, Doucoure, Ings, Rashford
    C - Van Dijk, Traore, Aguero, Greenwood (no benching headache)

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The problem with C is that you have two forwards that might not play (or worse, might play for 5 minutes)

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Fair point. Greenwood would obvs be bench fodder though and with Aguero you always accept that risk given his explosive upside as seen last weekend. Thanks

        1. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          accepting the risk is fine, as long as you have someone on the bench to come in.

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A - but maybe downgrade doucoure and keep some cash for future changes

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers both. I agree I like to keep some cash handy but I'm spending 0.1 on Traore to Doucoure because I think he'll be a nice differential - not keen to downgrade as I already have Cantwell.

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which combo delivers more for next 4 gws

    A: Robbo + Martial + Tammy
    B: Aurier + Mane + DCL

    RMT favours A ever so marginally but it’s very tight. Alreayd own Salah and Taa

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      prefer A, no Aurier is a huge plus 🙂

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        its very tough, i have been changing my views on it non stop

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

      B

  15. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    gentlemen, any thoughts on this bunch?

    considering jimi+cantwell out for mahrez(rotation risk right?!) and greenwood, or just rico to stephens, or roll FT.....any thoughts welcome, thank you

    Henderson
    TAA/Robbo/Lundstram
    Mane/Maddison/Richartlison/KDB
    Jimenez/Ings/Vardy(c)

    Button/Cantwell/Soyuncu/Rico 1 FT 1.2 ITB

  16. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Start which one

    1 Lundstorm
    2 Graelish

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      grills

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      2

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

      2

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The Irish one

    5. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Why is this even a thing? An attacking midfielder who takes all set pieces, pretty much makes a team tick and is involved in every good situation they create playing an average Brighton side at home versus a defender...

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        because Lundstram is playing an Arsenal side whose only goalscorer is banned, and whose defence is atrocious; and because Villa is awful.

  17. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2 FTs, 0.7 ITB

    Gazzaniga
    Gomez Aurier Soyuncu
    KDB(C) Mane(VC) Martial Maddison
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    McGovern; Cantwell Rico Lundstram

    Is Rashford -> Firmino sensible the most sensible option to ensure 3 Liverpool players have if GW24?

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sensible

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I reckon sensible to do that sensible looking sensible move yes that would be sensible.

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank you for your sensible advice.

        1. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Pleasure...

          ...sensible

  18. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone considering TAA (C) this week?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I’m sure a few but it will be a tiny minority

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No but tempted for the double

  19. Jòse
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Who is likely to be the best 5.0 or lower midfielder over the next few weeks?
    I’m thinking of punting on Neto

    1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Fleck?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bald Messi

    3. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Neto has bad fixtures v soon, prefer Fleck long term or if you're reallly feeling punty Mooy has great short term fixtures

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cantwell
      New signings could really help

  20. Rhinos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    One good thing bout anyone willing to gamble on Kun is we might get the city lineup pre deadline gw24 so could always swap to Jesus if needs be

  21. jacklfc88
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I've done it. I clicked WC and I can't go back.

    Price rise cost me 0.2 from when I started tinkering earlier in the week! Wish I had seen that WC Profit article before I did it.

  22. mrtapio
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sarr, Grealish or Pérez on WC? Pérez is tempting..

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Grealish.

      Shout out to Doucouree and Almiron if you want a second mid under 6m.

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Too hit and miss selection wise.

      Sarr/Grealish much of a muchness, was gonna do Grealish to Sarr on WC but sideways move plus Grealish has nice calves.

  23. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    who is everyone captaining?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Vardy.

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Currently Mané but might switch to Salah.

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      vardy, kdb vice

      1. jacklfc88
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Take it you're shielding?

        Depends on where you are in your mini leagues. Time to go different for me now as I am suffering pretty badly and need to catch up.

        Starting with TC chip on Bobby next week!!

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          not so much shielding , more of a safer pick as he returns more consistently in general, but yeah probably some 'safety in numbers' mindset

          1. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            fair enough. that approach won't get me anywhere, i had a red arrow with 62 last week it's getting ridiculous now haha

  24. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pick 1 to bench.

    A. Cantwell - BOU (H)
    B. Richarlison - WHU (A)
    C. Grealish - BHA (A)

    Currently on C

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cantwell.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yikes, reluctantly C

    3. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A is fire at home. Bench C for me

    4. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I have same issue. Thinking Cantwell. He's one of them that always gets me points when he's benched and nothing when he starts!! So if I bench him I might get lucky but fancy Bournemouth to stop the rot and the other two to grab returns.

    5. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C but I'd want to play all three

    6. Bleh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks all, definitely playing B. Toss up between Cantwell and Grealish really.

  25. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rashford to drop in price tonight?

    on 101% on FPL but only down 64% on FF Fix

  26. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2ft
    Rashford+Gomez to Firmino and Stephens(or other max 4.9), go for it?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not for me

  27. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How the hell is Greenwood still 4.3 and Salah not risen yet??

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

      Answer to both is high ownership

  28. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mahrez ....

    A)worth the rotation risk?
    B) don't do it, i'll get burned like last time?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C) Wait and see

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        i think he could be rotated at any time, like most city players, so a wait and see approach might not tell me much, but i agree with the sentiment, cheers

    2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Can he be dropped in his form?

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        you know what Pep is like 😉

        1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I suppose!

    3. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B. Anyone who gets points from him is just lucky 😛

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        😀

  29. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    a. Abraham, Traore, Rico ---- Ings, Hyden, VVD -4
    b. Son, Rasford --- Ings, SALAH
    c. Rashford, Rico --- Ings, ROBERTSON (tonight Rash to Ings)
    d. Rahsford ---- FIRINO

    1. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      pff FIRMINO 🙂

  30. Park the bus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Used my FT already. Have Rashford and tempted by both Firmino and Aguero. Have cash in bank that was meant to help get Mané next week but really tempted to go for Sergio and captain as a differential vs my rival. Mad to go DGW without Mané?

    A. No more transfers this week, -4 as planned next week to get Mané in
    B. As above but get Firmino in for Rashford next week with no hit
    C. Rashford to Aguero -4 this week
    D. Rashford to Firmino this week -4

    1. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not Bobby at home, doesn't do the business at Anfield

    2. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      i think A.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Probably A but C is tempting...