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New stats in the FFScout Members Area

Fantasy Football Scout is delighted to add a host of new statistics to our Members Area.

Numbers are a staple part of our diets as Fantasy Premier League managers and while some fall into the marmite category, I think we can all agree that the game would not be the same without them.

WHAT’S NEW?

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of new stats have appeared for Fantasy Football Scout members to feast on. When creating a table in the My Stats Tables section of the Members Area, subscribers now have the following additional options:

  • Goals Non-Penalty
  • Penalties Taken
  • Total Shots On Target
  • Fantasy Assist Potential (Shots)*
  • Expected Goals On Target (xGOT)
  • Shooting Goals Added
  • xGOT Delta
  • xG Prevented

*coming soon

Penalties

Both new stats are fairly self-explanatory: ‘Goals Non-Penalty’ is simply goals scored excluding goals from penalties, and ‘Penalties Taken’ is, you guessed it, the number of penalties taken. It means you can now create tables like this one:

New Shot Stats

Total Shots On Target’ combines two metrics – ‘Shots on Target’ and ‘Blocked Shots’. The reason for creating the new stat is that, according to Opta, blocked shots must be on target and:

Shots blocked by another player, who is not the last man, are not counted as shots on target.

– Opta

‘Total Shots On Target’ covers all shots on target.

Fantasy Assist Potential (Shots)’ goes one step further and includes all three shot types that can lead to a rebound assist: Shot on Target, Shot Blocked, Shot Hit Woodwork. Combined with ‘Fouls Won’, managers now have a quick and easy way to assess Fantasy assist potential. Fantasy assists make up 22% of total assists.

Post-Shot Expected Goals

Marmite lovers: get ready for a new taste sensation. ‘Expected Goals On Target’ (xGOT) goes one step further than Expected Goals (xG). 

xG factors in everything up to the moment of the shot – it measures the quality of the chance. What it doesn’t do is tell you how well the player takes his chance: does he fluff it completely or does he stick it in the top corner?

xGOT is different. Not only does it take into account the quality of the chance, it also measures the quality of the shot

It assigns a value to where the shot ends up within the frame of the goal. Shots in the corners are given a higher value than shots down the middle. The thinking behind this is fairly intuitive – shots in the corner of the goal are generally harder to save than shots in the middle of the goal.

xGOT only includes shots on target because if a shot is off target, there’s a 0% chance that it will result in a goal.

xGOT is termed a post-shot expected goal model, whereas xG is pre-shot

How can xGOT help us?

One thing it can do is to give us a better understanding of finishing skill.

For instance, let’s compare Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling this season. 

The table above shows the xG and xGOT totals excluding penalties.

What’s noticeable is that Vardy has done very well with the chances he’s been presented with – his shooting prowess means that he’s turned his xG of 9.69 into an xGOT of 11.97. 

Sterling, on the other hand, has done the opposite – his shooting ability has let him down, from an xG of 12.08 he’s produced an xGOT of 10.16.

So this confirms that Vardy is an excellent finisher and Sterling, well, isn’t.

Now I can hear all the eye-test fans immediately shout, “I could tell you that from watching them play, it’s obvious!”. But that, frankly, is the point. If a stat is going to be useful it should mirror reality. 

Not all FPL managers are able to watch a lot of games, like Simon March when he won FPL. And you want stats that can be relied upon to paint an accurate picture of what happened in a football match. 

Is it Skill or Luck?

By measuring the quality of the shot, xGOT tells us more than xG alone.

The next stat compares the two. Shooting Goals Added (SGA) uses both xGOT and xG to quantify finishing ability. 

This is essentially what we’ve just done. Looking at Vardy, we can see above that this season he has an SGA of +2.28. His xGOT is exceeding his xG. In other words, he is executing better quality shots, given the quality of his chances.

If SGA is a useful indicator of finishing skill, xGOT Delta is a guide to luck. It compares goals scored with xGOT. 

Interestingly, Vardy has not been as lucky as you might have imagined. Earlier in the season, there was a lot of talk about how Vardy’s goalscoring run was unsustainable, how it wasn’t possible for him to keep exceeding his expected goals. 

Well, as we’ve seen, expected goals doesn’t take into account finishing skill. Compare his goals tally to his xGOT and Vardy hasn’t overperformed to the same extent. In 2019/20, he’s scored two more non-penalty goals than we would have expected. 

The luckiest player is arguably Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Arsenal forward has scored four more goals than we would have expected given the quality of his shooting and the chances he’s been presented with. Perhaps he’s faced some poor goalkeeping this year.

Sorting the table in the opposite direction reveals the unluckiest players. 

With only eight goals from an xGOT of 10.84, Roberto Firmino is arguably the unluckiest of all. Unlike Aubameyang, maybe he’s come up against some goalkeepers in outstanding form, or had a few attempts cleared off the line. He’s scored nearly three goals less than expected.

Also making the list is Liverpool team-mate, Mohamed Salah, along with two players each from Newcastle and Wolves. Could Matt Doherty’s luck change as we enter the final third of the season? 

The Irishman has been unfortunate not to score two more goals.

Guardians of the Net

The final use of xGOT helps us to evaluate goalkeepers. 

By looking at the quality of shots they’ve faced and comparing it to the number of goals they’ve conceded, we get an idea of how well our custodians are performing. 

Courtesy of Opta (now part of Stats Perform) we can see just how well Alisson has done this season.

He’s let in six goals from an xGOT Conceded of 7.3, meaning he has an xG Prevented of 1.3.

However, the best-performing stoppers this campaign have been Martin Dubravka and Dean Henderson, who have an xG Prevented of 7.1 and 6.2 respectively.

Both, however, have faced a much greater xGOT and conceded more goals than Alisson.

Sorting the table in the opposite direction reveals the worst performing ‘keepers this season. And it will come as no surprise to Chelsea fans to discover who is top. 

It’s also easy to understand why Alex McCarthy replaced Angus Gunn in goal for Southampton considering the latter’s -7.4 xG Prevented.

Testimonial

Our very own Pro Pundit Simon March, aiming for his fourth top 10,000 finish this year, won FPL in 2014/15 watching just four live matches over the entire season and in his winner’s interview, explained how much studying the data helped him:

If there is any advantage to this, then it’s that good performances in the real world don’t always translate into FPL points. I’ve often watched matches in the past and thought that a certain player looked good and transferred them in on that basis, only for them to do nothing except waste another transfer when I had to get them back out. Meanwhile, players that seem to barely touch the ball are somehow racking up the points. There obviously are advantages to watching matches, though, but not being able to can force you to think about players differently and, perhaps, in terms closer to how FPL is scored. And adopting that mindset can definitely work to your favour.

– Pro Pundit Simon March, FPL winner 2014/15

Please, sir, I want some more. And you shall have some more, young Oliver. 

We will continue to develop and improve the metrics available to Fantasy Football Scout Members and will keep you informed of progress. Thank you to Matzi11a for implementing the new stats. Hopefully, you find them useful and they give you an edge over your rivals.

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729 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Watched the weather forecast on a Azerbaijani TV channel, the ITK meteorologist suspects the games will be called off...

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nothing like local knowledge......

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Azerbaijani !

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Holding licked finger in the air is not the most reliable method.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I never quite understood how that worked.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It just tells you wich way the wind is blowing.

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Repost - only defender to have scored 10 goals in a single Premier League season?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bale, Baines, Alonso and Bruce received so far

      1. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        David Unsworth ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Nooe

          1. Big Bambora
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ian Harte ?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Good shout but no

              1. ppv
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Alexander

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unsworth

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I thought that too - had to have pens or free kicks in their locker

    3. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Valenica and young have done it but playing as wingers

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes it dicks

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ding ding ding.

          Hammers full back Julian Dicks (took free kicks) scored 10 in 34 games in 95/96).

          1. ppv
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Took penalties I think

    4. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lescott or dicks maybe

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lescott 2nd with 8 goals for everton very close

    5. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The Newcastle manager?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Steve Bruce did it pre Premier League - 13 goals in 31 games in 90/91 but not the answer

        1. 32chickens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          What was the question....

    6. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ian Harte or Denis Irwin?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Irwin never got more than 5 goals despite often being on penalties

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Vermaelen must have gone close

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The only defender I ever captained. Booked in first half then subbed off injured on 59 mins with the score at 0 - 0 😀

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Oh, I also captained Yuri Zhirkov once too. He also got subbed before 60 mins

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Standard FPL Gods cruelty to managers

            We finally have a captainable defender now though it seems with young master TAA

          2. Happy Chappy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ha ha I was all over Zhirkov at the time.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        7 goals was his most

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Very impressive 🙂

          Pity Koeman never plied his trade in England

          Interestingly TAA needs 6 more attacking returns to hit the 20-mark for the season

          That’s decent for a striker, great for a midfielder - for a defender it’s just bonkers

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            But the game has changed and so has the position,so although it’s an insane number for a defender now I suspect in about another 5 years we’d be expecting those kind of returns from the top WBs.

            Unless the game evolves again and goes back to wingers?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Hmmmm - he has the most assists out of any fullback in the league with 12

              (The next closest fullback is on 6 assists!)

              Rather than anything having changed generically about the game, or the position generically, that actually suggests to me he has gone way beyond an outlier performer into genuine supernatural territory in terms of his output

              Aided & abetted by his set piece dominance of course

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes, but he’s redefining the position, isn’t he.

                My point is that once he’s set that benchmark surely other top and up and coming WBs are going to look at those numbers and aim for similar results.

                It has a knock on effect.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Personally I don’t think so - He leaves even Robbo trailing in his wake output wise, who plays a very similar position, in the same team, and is of comparable (if not better!) actual footballing ability

                  Messi & Ronaldo scored 50 goals a season for 5 or 6 seasons, other players aspire to do it every year, but they don’t get there...

                  I think TAA’s game is just so suited to the FPL scoring system that he’s an FPL version of Messi/Ronaldo, rather than the game (or the position) changing to elevate him

                  He’s not actually that great of a defender IRL and can be got at relatively easily

                  But when it comes to FPL, and particularly generating FPL returns, he has a level of output that is just prodigious - I don’t see other teams with fullbacks who both dominate set pieces to that extent (even Digne is back to sharing with Siggy ATM), and who have forwards of the quality of Mane, Salah, Firmino to tuck away their crosses

    8. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The legend - Terminator

    9. Quality St
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Matt Ritchie if classified as def next season:)

    10. SCJ
      1 month, 17 days ago

      John Terry

  3. Soto Ayam
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who do you think is a better fpl asset for the next few weeks

    A) vardy or
    B) Jimenez

    Jimenez less than 2m cheaper, both have great fixtures looming. City no European distractions. What to do?

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B easily

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers. Gotta ask, why easily?

        1. 32chickens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Comparative prices - allows you to use money elsewhere.
          Both nailed,Jiminez much better form and team in better form.

          1. Soto Ayam
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yep, that'll do it. Thanks!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B - should have had a brace yesterday

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers, seems pretty wasteful though, no?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          They were bad misses yes but the chances were still coming to him unlike Vardy

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It wasn't like that

    3. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Its a very tricky decision to make.

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’d say Jimi as he has form right now.

      However, I have Vardy and that’s my conundrum. Keep him or sell for Jimi?

      It’s compounded by the fact that I have Auba, who has a blank in GW28 whereas Vardy is playing that GW.

      Do I keep Vardy (tasty fixtures coming up and he can haul at any time) and sell Auba for Jimi instead so that I’ll have 3 active strikers for BGW28?

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A)Therapy
        B) get shot of auba

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A) Coffee
          B) Great fixtures for Auba but GW28 blank has to be seriously considered

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      after GW27 Vardy for sure

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Guys off-topic..How many cups have won by Man Utd in total with comparison to pools?

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh dear...

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks mate

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Fergie has a lot to answer for!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      google ?

    3. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      We have won more than Liverpool easily probably

      1. BobBradleysOpportunity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Only half as many of the European cup, which is the one that matters more and more as time passes

  5. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is the Saints game going ahead?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nothing to suggest otherwise atm

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good to know thanks mate

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Pending display today, think I am going to pull the trigger for KDB to Mane.

    He has had a nice long rest now, his batteries will be recharged and let's face it, an in form Mane is probably the deadliest attacker in the League. Does mean shipping VVD to double up with Salah and TAA in defence.

    Also want to punt two other differentials. Bit annoyed with Abraham being flagged as I wanted to get him in.

    Please Auba, give me reasons to not want to ship you out 🙂

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thinking exactly the same!! Given relative fixtures i can see no good reason not to do this.

  7. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Right time to get Vardy in is when Ndidi is back, simple as that. He'll definitely go on a scoring run soon if that's the case

    And yes I know the stats for his shots or touches etc, doesn't matter

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You sure about that? Leicester not looking the same as earlier in the season.

      Wolves tormented Leicester 2nd half.

      Maddison another player who is out of his depth at the moment along with Vardy being a passenger.

      Of course we could see Leicester turn around but at the moment does not look like happening. I am shipping out Perez. No Leicester for me.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Well Perez is just a crap player, I'm sure About Vardy. Does need Ndidi as they're not the same team without him, if he's back Vardy is back

  8. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Poole Town FC v Truro City (my local team) is off due to a waterlogged pitch. So they have had a lot of rain in that area already, and it's not that far from Southampton (40 miles). I expect a relatively modern PL stadium like St Mary's to coped with it however, but the surrounding roads/area might not have.

  9. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Liverpool better hope the Norwich game is on, due to Citeh's UCL ban Liverpool can secure qualification for next season with a win today...

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      they won’t be banned lol ... and it will be suspended whilst under appeal

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      As if Liverpool aren't going to qualify for the CL, that had more than twice as many points as 5th placed Sheffield United at the start of the GW.

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It wad obviously a joke jeez

  10. Donster
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Morning. Can someone please give me the link to the famous spreadsheet with possible DGW and blank. Thank you!

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Google Ben Crelin, twitter

  11. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you sell Son for upcoming tough fixtures ?

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No such thing anymore, Liverpool is the only tough team

  12. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Fingers crossed for Storm Dennis to mess some games up today!

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Last time I checked forecast south & east shouldnt be too bad today.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Fingers crossed storm dennis throws you to the fishes

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If there was a game being played in my back garden it would be cancelled, absolutely hammering down and windy too.

      Also the facilities not great either, no under soil heating or on site bakery.

      1. Monklane
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Plus a high risk of pitch invasion by home fans.

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      oh no - want them both to go ahead!

    5. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Soyuncu and Lundstrum on my bench so a couple of games being cancelled would suit me.

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Played Rico over Soy Boy, story of my FPL season.

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So 58mph winds in Norwich and 68 mph winds in Southampton but no trees on the tracks

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Any leaves on the track?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Unlikely, just 40ft waves

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wind is howling.

          Trees are falling.

          1. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Walking in a Klopp Wonderland.

            No Man City in the Big Cup.

            Winning the league in a canter.

            Playing our reserves when we feel like.

            Singing our song,
            Walking in a Klopp Wonderland.

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Its a strong breeze at the moment in Southampton. About 25 to 30mph nothing more. No drama here.

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 24 days ago

        U in soton? Reckon the game goes ahead?

        1. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeh. Especially with early kick off

    3. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Winds by themselves don’t tend to lead to postponements, unless things start blowing off stadium roofs. It does make the football terrible, though.

  15. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Mane essential against West Ham? Already have Salah.

    A KDB > Mane
    B Holgate > Boly
    C Vardy > Firmino

  16. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Vardy > Wood looks like a good way to release money and have a starter (and decent captaincy option) in GW31.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      chips used already?

      Vardy after City looks like points

      1. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Only TC used.

        Did you see Vardy last night? He was anonymous. Something ain't right.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          ya worrying viewing alright. but most players have a game or 2 like that every now & then. Rodgers will need to look at why the ball didn't get to vardy.

          im gonna keep & reassess in a view weeks tbh

          1. Jet5605
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah I know where you're coming from. It would be frustrating to sell him and he starts to haul after City. The fixtures are pure gold. Could even score v City depending on how they react to their CL ban.

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              that's it really

  17. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Any chances of today's matches getting cancelled??

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Where’d you get that crazy idea from?

      1. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        In the chats over here only. I'm from India mate..

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lower leagues if any maybe conference south

  18. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A boring transfer but with 2 ft

    Guaita / Lund to Pope / Boly +.3 mill look solid enough?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      looks good.

      I was set on lund out but might gamble 1 more week with him

      1. Babit1967
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers mate, yeah if Lund was a sure starter I’d deffo keep

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I agree totally! I was 90% selling this week but I think ill use FT in midfield

  19. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I bet aguero is benched 🙁 I captained him. And salah will run riot today

    1. Babit1967
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same, leading both mls I’m in but all rivals went salah, I went aguero

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dennis will run riot 😉

  20. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s the wind like in Birmingham, Leeds Cardiff, Sheffield plus 20/30 other places??

    Absolutely zero chance of these games called off, I think everyone is just annoyed after Sunday and won’t let it go...

    1. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think you’re right. It’s a good indicator that all Football League matches are on at the moment. I suspect we may yet lose a handful of these in the areas hit by rain but I’d wager we won’t lose the games where drainage is good.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Rain not as widespread as last weekend, heavy in isolated areas, every where else usual fair for UK.
        Wind is the bigger problem, most inland areas aren't used to 60MPH + prolonged winds. Shoddy stadia might be effected in lower leagues.

  21. theoldgit
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    This has to be the most boring GW in FPL history.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This, worse than a IB

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah, its awful!

  22. Super-Anders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If not for Blank GW31, when would you use the free hit chip? GW34 looks likely to be a Double but then we will use WC/BB or TC, right?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      im waiting to see full picture on blanks & doubles & will decide then

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      in a double

  23. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So, what are we thinking with regards to the incoming storm? Any cancellation possibilities?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      wait & see, nothing we can do now. being asked alot

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      cousin of a mate of a carrow road steward has said its off...

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Jeeze. These ‘jokes’ winds up a lot of people.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Like how you got ‘winds’ in there 😉

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            😉

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Storm has intensified overnight, feeling less confident of games going ahead now

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Behave yourself

        It’s still fine

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ok Michael (Fish)

    5. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Delia made me breakfast this morning and claims it’s on

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Where are you!

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        She been having you?

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          VD treat!

  24. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    New stats! xGOT!!! 😀

    https://youtu.be/VLnWf1sQkjY

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just waiting for xPlayerTransferredOutLastGGWandScoresWellThisWeek

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        xChanceOfInjuryInADgwWhenYouTripleC

  25. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Did Vardy look any way decent last night?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      didn't really get the ball to him. only watched 1st half & he barely touched the ball but that's a failing as a team

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He didn’t have a chance to look decent. The ball didnt reach him once (that I can remember)!

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He had 1 touch in the box, and zero shots.

      Playing against 3CBs made it difficult for him to find space.

  26. Heiro
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hi all,

    Should I wildcard this?

    Foster (Manu) Button
    Stephens/TAA/Lacessles/Tamori/Williams
    Maddison/Salah/Kdb/Greilish/Cantwell
    Ings/Firm/Vardy

    Cantwell / Foster / Tamori / Williams / Maddison / Vardy /Button. All have tough fixtures or not playing.

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which player only from the 90's period (meaning only played between 1990 to 1999 First Division/EPL) would you have back as an FPL asset now?

    Also excludes players which returned back to the EPL after the 90's.

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Shearer

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        played in the 00s

        question feels too specific 🙂 I cant think tbh

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Should have said which did not play in the 00's.

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Schmeichel.
      Speed. Adams.
      Keane.
      Beckham. Vieira. Zola. Giggs.
      Cantona.
      Shearer. Fowler

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Many of these probably played after 99 too.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sure who were playing at that time 😀

      Was Henry playing at that time?

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Steve Bruce

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My player has to be Ian Rush.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Much better in the 80s

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah, but Rush would have been a bonus magnet. Such an underated player.

          Could have gone Cantona but red cards the problem 😀

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        played in the 80s aswell as the 90s... am I not understanding your question?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Bloody hell lol, from 90-99.

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Only that period, not after.

    6. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wright, Zola,Tony Adam & Le Tissier

  28. DALEDOBACK
    1 month, 24 days ago

    After having the armband on Salah the last 6 gameweeks decided to roll the dice on (M)ane this week!

    Any other Mane captainers?

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hopefully you’ll pick something up in his cameo.

      1. DALEDOBACK
        1 month, 24 days ago

        More likely to start and come off I'd imagine. Or does that still class as a cameo?!

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Will probably own but going to captain Salah or Wood

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh this week? Went with Salah

        1. DALEDOBACK
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep, today. Just a gut feeling so went for it. Sensible option would have been salah no doubt.

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If the have goes ahead mane coughs be s great diff

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Bloody auto correct

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If he coughs no will want to mark him for fear of catching something. Great differential indeed.

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah, too scared Mane will pick up a 1 pt. cameo. Not on pens either.

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      might be inspired if
      a) match is played and
      b) mane plays
      c) Liverpool cope well with the conditions

  29. DALEDOBACK
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Yea not feeling confident.

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    There’s very minimal wind where I am...

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No beans for breakfast?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Haha

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Inside?