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

    Rashford to drop in price tonight?

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

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Could easily drop

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If you need the .1 I would make the transfer, if not don’t worry about it but saying that I could see him dropping .1 or .2 this week anyway unless he plays.

  2. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Evening all, any thoughts or changes to this squad?

    Ryan-Button
    TAA-VVD-Soy-Lund-Kelly
    Mane-KDB-Martial-Grealish-Cantwell
    Vardy-Tammy-Ings

    I have 2FT and 2.3itb.
    I’m 90% sure I’m going to go Tammy>Firmino for DGW which means VVD needs to go. Thinking VVD to Sidibe this week and next week I could make the call on if I want to keep Grealish/Martial/Cantwell/Kelly.

    Any other ideas of suggestions?

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

      tammy to cheap, grealish to salah? or son if not enough funds.

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        If I go VVD to Sidibe I could do Grealish to Salah and Tammy to 5.2

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

        Doing exact move. Grealish to mane and Tammy to a 4.5 (probs greenwood). Leaves me with a very strong 442

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Keep Tammy

    3. PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Tammy > Maupay to help fund Salah next week? Or you happy with Firmino?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I think Firmino could be a good pick

        1. PUP02
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Same, can’t decide between Salah + Maupay/6.5 or Richarlison + Firmino

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Let’s go Firmino! Strength in numbers lol

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

    Good to go?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Pereira, Lundstram
    KDB(c), Salah, Richarlison, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Firmino

    Subs: Rico, Greenwood, Tomkins

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Gtg
      Maybe Greenwood ahead of Rico?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yup I’d probably do that and it’s G2G

  4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    salah captain 😎

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Brave

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Vardy for me

  5. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Evening all. What to do with 2FT. Use one or both? 0m ITB.

    Foster
    Soy - TAA - Lund
    Salah - KDB - Maddison - Martial
    Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

    (McGovern) Grealish - Rico - Kelly

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

      bring mane in probably

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Tough to do. Would prob need to make 3 transfers

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

          not owning mane gives me anxiety every weekend. god knows why I sold him...

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I know but thinking to do Kelly > VVD and Grealish > Bench fodder?

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

              also good. I can just see these liverpool forwards running riot in the next month or so.

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Cheers

          2. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Haha have you got Salah?

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Yep

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

                K well if it makes you feel better our roles are pretty much reversed, my mate winning my mini league has Salah and I have Mane it's a horrible feeling haha

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Lol

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Who, if any is going to be your third pool player for GW 24?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Considering defender over Mane

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          For Soy? If so I think you’d maybe need 2-3 transfers so I’d do one this week. Could be as simple as Kelly/Rico to Williams for some cash

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Or how about Kelly > VVD and Grealish > 4.3m bench

        2. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Don't understand this. Bobby needs one assist across the two games to equal the one clean sheet they will get v West Ham, Wolves gave Liverpool the leg around at Anfield unlucky not to score and I fancy them to at Molineux.

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            He's also a hell of alot more money tho

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

              For one DGW so what, I'm WC and saving 2 FT to bomb him out if Vardy's baby starts sleeping at night.

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I'm saving my WC for a rainy day so would rather make a educated decision. Make 3 transfers to get mane in or get 2nd pool defender for free

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

                  What if it doesn't rain?

      2. jacklfc88
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Bobby all day away from home giving it big guns eye patching big Davey Moyes back to obscurity

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

    Maddison & Chilwell > Mane & Williams next gameweek.

    sensible moves?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Chilwell Aurier Lundstram Kelly
    Salah KDB Martial Maddison Traore
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    could even take my first hit of the season next week and sell Jimenez for Dings.

  7. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Williams not nailed right?

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

      who knows, I’d take the punt he could be for 4.0m

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Checked RedCafe earlier - 25% hadn’t heard of him. 25% of him thought they should sign TAA for the right back slot. Roughly 50% felt he was better than Shaw

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Atleast 50 % of them, with a sound mind.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      not nailed due to his age rather than his ability but will get game time, nice 5th defender pick!

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

    Right to bench Traore here?

    Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Lundy
    Salah - Mane - Maddison - KDB
    Vardy - Ings - Maupay

    Button Traore Kelly Rico

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

      yep

    2. Cant fit my Willian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yep, we have similar teams and I'm doing the same. SOU defence looking considerably better than Burnley's.

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

        Cheers both

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

    Start vvd or aurier? or sell rash to firmino?

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

      VvD

      No

      Ok?

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

    A lot of questions about Cantwell. If you don't play him this week at home to a dreadful Bournemouth then you never will and you might as well downgrade him and pocket some cash. Great option this week.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Agree! He'd be one of the first names on my team sheet if I owned him, the uncertainty on here is ludicrous at times 😉

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Need for bench boost at some point hence buying two playing goalies as well

  11. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Best combo medium term? (Own Mane)

    A) Salah + Maupay
    B) Richarlison + Firmino

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

      A short term, don’t trust firmino FPL wise

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

        How dare you

    2. jacklfc88
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      define medium term

      B

      1. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Well over a moderate length of time, in fpl land beyond dgw24 lol. Just wanted to emphasise it wasn’t a straight shootout between Salah and Firmino for the double.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      3-4 GWs B)

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

    Would you do Madison to Grealish or Rashford to DCL this week? This is funding for Mane. Both will happen before the DGW

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

      First one

  13. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Congrats to all FPL players regardless of ranks. Thanks for playing and being part of the FPL community. It's so much fun here

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Applause... pour yourself another drink

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      We have no use here for your good tidings and happy-go-lucky attitude...be gone!

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        lol

  14. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    For the first time in a while I'm v happy with my team and next 2 weeks. Sat at 380k, hopefully break into top 200k 🙂 GL lads

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Also around 380k, good luck also.

      • SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        GL, but not too much, i'm not far ahead of you lol

    2. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Already have Gomez and Mane. Looking to get a third Liverpool player in. Which option is best?

      A - Rashford -> Firmino
      B - Rashford & Aurier -> Ings & TAA (-4)
      C - Rashford & Maddison -> Ayew & Salah

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

        C is for a -4 too

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

        B looks worth a -8

      3. MaRooney 5
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        C, if you plan to keep Malah afterwards
        A, if you want triple LIV for the DGW

    3. Murder On Zidane's Flo…
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hi guys. Is it worth getting rid of Rashford for Ings for a 4pt hit?

      Ryan Button
      Trent Soyuncu Holgate Lund Rico
      Salah Mane KDB Sarr Hayden
      Vardy Rashford DCL

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

        No Hassenhuttl has said Ings might not play

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          source?

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

            Hasenhuttl on Ings: "It doesn't mean that he should play in the future every game. We have now again a tough schedule in the next week, Crystal Palace on Tuesday, we'll have a look. Especially our two strikers, they have to do a lot of running against the ball".

        2. Murder On Zidane's Flo…
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yes I just read it he's had a whole week to recover so should surely play this weekend I would hope lol. Damn you Rashford. My team was quite settled aswell

    4. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      What to do with this mess to fund Mané in GW24:

      Ryan, McG
      Sidibé, Soy, TAA, Lund, Rico
      KDB, Mahrez, Martial, Salah, Traoré
      Ings, Jimi, Vardy?

      2FT, 0.5 ITB.
      Thanks in advance!

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

      Maupay cappers unite...
      Ignore the eye test!
      Ignore the stats!!
      His time is now!!!
      🙂

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

        Dont do it.... From a Maupay owner.

        Main reason not to do it is that its Neil Maupay.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Leopards can change their spots, can't they?

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

            Mate i hope you do it and he scores a hatty. Good luck.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              I'm definitely doing it mate so hope so too haha, cheers and GL

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

        you did this with Pukki in gw2 or gw3 and it paid off, hope it works out for you 🙂

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yup, Pukki 34 pointer in GW2... would take that 😉

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        The temptation... Him or Cantwell :/

    6. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Who to pick for a one week punt? Many thanks legends

      A) Son
      B) Sterling (Already have KDB)
      C) Richarlison
      D) Someone else?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        If you can Sterling for a one week punt...no brainer!

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

        Mahrez

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        My exact thoughts Jia. Just worried he won't show up... yet again. But hey i have nothing to lose and he is due for a haul. I have a feeling Mahrez might be dropped this week. Thanks Sun.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I'm bringing Mahrez in but Pep could still drop him even after that epic performance! Be weird if Sterling missed 3 league games on the bounce I feel but yeah make sure you have adequate cover!

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Will do thanks Jia and GL to you!

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

      PRIZE DRAW! VOTE NOW AND WIN A LIKE ON YOUR COMMENT!!

      1)who do i bench so i can play Cantwell?
      2)play Soy over Lundstram?
      3)Vardy or KDB captain?

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

      Button/Cantwell/Soyuncu/Rico 1 FT 1.2 ITB

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

        Think the CAPS scared them

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

          TRUE lol ! cheers TM 😉

    8. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mahrez or Richarlison on WC?

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Richa for me. More nailed.

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

      i've never actually looked at FF fix prices until today, is it more reliable than fplstats?
      quite the discrepancy with Rashford and Firmino changes...

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

        What does FF fix say about Firmino and Rashford?

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

      Start

      A DCL
      B Grealish

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        B

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

        b but not much in it

    11. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A - Rashford -> Firmino
      B - Rashford & Aurier -> Ings & TAA (-4)
      C - Rashford & Maddison -> Ayew & Salah

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

        B

    12. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Need to make room for Firmino, third Liverpool spot.

      VVD to

      A) Sidibe
      B) Aurier
      C) other (suggestions please)

      Cheers all

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Have TAA, Soy, Lund, Kelly btw

      2. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Keep calm and keep VVD.

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I just feel Sidibe/Digne and Firmino will outscore VVD and Tammy in the DGW

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        VVD to Digne?

    13. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Despite the benching headache situation, I'm loving my differential front 8:
      Mane Son Mahrez Richarlison Martial
      Firmino Ings Maupay

      Actually with owning the likes of Mahrez and Ings, it's probably not a bad thing to have cover for upcoming games!
      Sexy innit 😉

      1. FISSH
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Do you think Mahrez will start?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Not 100% but would be harsh dropping him after that brilliant performance! Guessing he starts and gets a rest midweek away at SHU where I'll start Martial over him anyway.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Bladddy lavley that is mate

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        very niiiccccce

    14. FISSH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I can have any midfielder for a one week punt....

      What's your choice?

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

      play one

      a)jimenez
      b)cantwell

      1)lundstram
      2)soyuncu

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

        B2

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

          cheers DD

    16. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Does anyone use FF Fix?

      What’s it saying about Firmino and Rashford price changes?

      Is it normally accurate?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        No, not usually accurate

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

      How do you check what price you bought a player again?

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

        transfers, list view