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FPL Gameweek 38+: analysis of the key underlying stats

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  1. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ederson (Martinez)
    TAA Tarkowski Dunk (Keane Saiss)
    Salah Dilva Pulisic Martial (Bruno)
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    Have exact money for Salah & Bruno > Sterling & Son (-4). Would mean benching one of Martial or Greenwood. Thoughts?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      just do salah to sterling for free if you must 🙂

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Keep mo

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Rivals team... 4 points behind. BB active

    Henderson Ramsdale
    TAA VVD Pieters Saiss Laporte
    Salah KDB Puli Greal Guendouzi
    Ings Greenwood Jesus

    I'm on an FH...

    A) Cover Salah, KDB, Jesus, TAA...

    B) Go Son, Kane, Dilva, Robo

    1. Real Socialad
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Probably have to go for B. Covering probably won't be enough if they have BB

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yh really is a go big or go home. He's captaining kdb, Sterling for me could be huge. Tricky one

    2. Bleh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B for me

  3. Real Socialad
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which option is better (neither are exactly brilliant)?

    1. Ramsdale and Walker-Pieters
    or
    2. McCarthy and Rico

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2

      1. Real Socialad
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Excellent. Thank You. That saves me another half an hour trying to squeeze 0.1 out of my team!

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1 for the save points

      1. Real Socialad
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Only reason why I'm still considering it. I might just end up doubling up on Bournemouth and going full send because I really have nothing to lose.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Rico takes corners and some free kicks (and not too bad at them either) so 2 edges it for me.

      1. Real Socialad
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. I like the look of ramsdale's save potential as well so I might end up going for him and risking a double Bmouth

  4. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    2M ITB but is Fernandez(Newcastle) to another defender worth it -4?

    Have Pope TAA Doherty and Fernandez starting in my defence.

    It should be someone who has a chance of a haul, attacking one?
    Ideas, mates? Walker, Laporte maybe?

    I just feel Fernandez wont even get 2pts in the match vs Liverpool...

  5. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Cap Salah or Silva

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      DSilva

  6. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Saiss > Pieters for a hit?

    Nothing To play for now but OR.

    1. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        On BB chip if that makes a difference

        1. Starky22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hit for a defender for one week.. need a CS just to cover the hit. Makes no sense.

  7. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Latest effort, with Greenwood on the bench. Any good?

    Pope
    Aurier Pieters Diop
    Salah Sterling KDB Silva Antonio
    Kane Vardy

  8. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    25 behind and 5th in mini league. 3/5 above have double Burnley defence... 3/5 above have Ings...
    FH DRAFT:

    Martinez
    Stephens Pieters KWP
    Mane Salah Sterling(C) Dilva Mahrez
    Kane Wood

    Button Branthwaite Williams Connolly

    GTG...?

  9. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Martial and Jesus to Sterling and Wood for free?

    1. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Like it

    2. DRAFTSNAKE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      hmmm the rest of your team must be tip top if you are considering this. I'd say yes, only because it gives you a clear captain option but there ain't much in it. Not sure Burnley vs Brighton screams goals either, I'd go DCL for that budget or maybe you can stretch to Giroud?

  10. Cheeto__Bandito
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If you master patience and peace of mind, this game is simple and you will get top10k every year.

    1. Real Socialad
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      9 seasons and still failing to acquire even top 100K!

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Trust me, this game is about mastering your mind. Just think before you press that wildcard button.

      2. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Second season in the forum though mate!Good luck.

        1. Real Socialad
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks. Forum has helped, I've increased the number of points I've got in each season for the last 3. Still only got a PB of 340k

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You just know when you read these kind of posts that they won't have their team linked... 😆

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Believe me or not, last year I placed top 5k, this year 40k. Just sharing my thoughts, I have been rash this year and it has cost me.

        1. DRAFTSNAKE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The destination might be a shithole, but you enjoy the ride!

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      This statement suggests that no more than 10k of all managers have patience and peace of mind every year.

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks Zen Master Cheeto_Bandito

    5. Dino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Used to be a bit of research, a fixture ticket and some excel stats analysis gave you a big advantage and top 10k was very achievable but these days anywhere inside 50k is probably the equivalent. The chips really haven't helped either as the luck factor jumps

      1. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I would agree the bar has inceased. Top 50k is what top 10k used to be.

    6. Manani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      top 100k maybe, top 10k still require some good luck and some 'patience'

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        *more than just some patience

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Agree with this. I think the comment is true for top 50k-100k but you need some luck with your decisions to hit 10k+

      2. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I got top 10k last year with 144 points worth of hits. But I definetely agree that you should have patience first then make the decision. But sometimes that initial decision is often the best and that early transfer you did pays off. But the best thing is waiting until friday for the transfer because the more info the better in this game.

  11. Emm7980
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Salah jimi Bruno > sterling(c) Kane Antonio - 8? Madness?
    ML chaser has sterling and will take a - 4

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier tark
    Salah dilva matial Bruno foden
    Jimi vardy giroud

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Exact funds, so tonight or never

      1. DRAFTSNAKE
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'd do Bruno>Sterling and TAA>anyone. Trent probably won't even play against Newcastle.

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Based on what? 🙄

          1. DRAFTSNAKE
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Well if I were him and just played the season of my life for my boyhood club to regain the title after years of failure I'd still be hungover on Sunday...

            1. Emm7980
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Fair point, but rival will have him too I'm near certain so I'm not focused on TAA.
              Might just do Bruno to sterling and Jiminez to greenwood, rival also has greenwood.

        2. Emm7980
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I have Doherty to come in for him, having none of Kane auba jesus scares me

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            nothing to fear of kane or auba

            1. Emm7980
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Auba not so much I agree, just Kane on his doorstep and hes on a run of form, will want to to finish strong I feel.

    2. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I quite like it, I’m planning something similar doing Mane Bruno Jimi to Sterling, Dilva, Kane for -8, and captain sterling or Dilva.

      My ML leader is out of reach now so I thought why the hell not have some fun on final day! Go for it I say!

      1. Emm7980
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'm 22 ahead of second so don't wasn't to be too hung ho!

        But it's tempting

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Could easily backfire. Salah looks hungry for goals and has been a bit unlucky, Jimmy up against a dodgy Chelsea defence and Bruno has enough quality to score well, albeit he looks tired.

      Bruno -> Mahrez?

  12. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    2.0 ITB and 1FT. .1 off Foden to Dsilva.

    McCarthy Allison
    Trent Doherty C.Taylor Lascelles Justin
    Sterling Foden Tony Bruno Salah
    Ings Greenwood Wood

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno to dilva mb

  13. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    When our press conferences??

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Are*

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure but I'll be holding one tomorrow to go through the changes to my team.

  14. ㅤRising
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If we knew Dilva and Mahrez both starting who would you go for and who would you lose out of Bruno and Martial ?
    Is Bruno to Dilva most sensible move?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno better away

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Go dilva

      2. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        His away record is scary but he kinda looks of pace and Martial is a striker so leaning towards him but fearing a potential pen Bruno will take since its an important one.

    2. Bring back Rafa
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think that's a good trade, but Martial to Mahrez is a good one too.
      Upto you either wau it's a good trade

      1. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If I go for Mahrez it has to be Bruno cant afford it with Martial. But anyway at the moment leaning towards Bruno > Dilva.

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      bruno to mahrez imo

      1. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mahrez would tempt me even more if I see him starting in the early team news

  15. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    McNeil gets a mention just when I was about to sub him out. Decisions decisions.

  16. UnitedRthebest
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Worth a hit to keep pulisic

    1. UnitedRthebest
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That is a question

    2. Eriksen Maestro
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Very in form and rested

      1. UnitedRthebest
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I agree

  17. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Need to get into the top 10k,currently,11 points behind...

    What changes would you make?
    1FT
    Pope
    Pieters Bardsley TAA
    Salah (c) Martial KDB Bruno
    Jiménez Vardy Greenwood

    Doherty

    A) Bruno to Dilva
    B) Vardy to Jesus
    C) Bruno and Vardy to kane and dilva for -4

    Thanks

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        15 points easy to cover?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No and I am struggling myself with wrong 50/50 decisions the last few weeks ... A & B are safe options but sideways. C option is really going for it (with risks) relying on potential explosiveness of DSilva (NOR) and Kane's form. I think.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

  18. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who to sell for D Silva? 1 FT 0.0 ITB

    A) Bruno
    B) Son
    C) KDB

    Other mids Sterling, Pulisic.

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. ㅤRising
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would go Pulisic to Dilva

      1. Eriksen Maestro
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        0.0 itb

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A for me

  19. mlm
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Salah or Auba??

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Salah

  20. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Salah (C) + Foden > Sterling (C) + Dilva for free?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes x 10

    2. ㅤRising
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Well even tho Salah is bound to score you would still bet on City vs Nor

      1. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. Could see City scoring for fun in that game. I guess we are pretty confident that both Sterling and Dilva will start?

        1. ㅤRising
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Pretty much but just in case wait for early team news

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Got exact cash to do the switch so have to do it within the hour..

            1. ㅤRising
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I would go for it then

              1. ㅤRising
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                78.4% of the current top 10k managers have never previously finished in the top 10k while 35.1% have never previously finished in the top 100k.

                What a crazy stat. Dont know what to think of it. Maybe that this season has been super weird.

              2. Better luck next year
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Just did! Will check for early lineups considering captaincy though.

  21. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Start Greenwood or Jimenez?

    1. ㅤRising
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thats a tricky one. Go with your gut. My opinion is like 55% Jimenez 45% Greenwood

    2. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If no other United offensive cover then Greenwood. If other United cover then Jimenez

  22. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can someone post Top 10k EO of these players for GW 38.. need it to know before the update...

    Kane,Auba,Sterling,dilva and Bruno

    Thanks.

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      As far as I'm aware you can't know that before the update. You can only know what it was for GW37

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        this

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This and with lots FH to play it's even not possible

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      u can look at last weeks eo and then check the transfers in and out for this round on the fpl site and make a rough estimate

  23. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    A) Salah and D. Silva
    B) KDB and Martial

    Go!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Got all ... if I must choose A

      1. Mattious8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        On free hit, I could get all, but have Sterling, Auba and Kane.

  24. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Please pick for GW 38+:
    A. Antonio - Garcia
    B. DaSilva - Cresswell
    C. Bruno Fernandes - Brathwaite

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Assuming you are playing them all they are not great combos. B cause of Dilva.

  25. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Start Salah or Greenwood?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Salah

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      😯

  26. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who to accompany these defense line-up: Pope TAA Aurier XXX
    A. Tierney
    B. Digne
    C. Tarkowski
    D. Doherty
    E. Others

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C

  27. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can’t decide between Son and Antonio.

    Which one do you recommend?

    I can get one of them for free. But I can only get both with a -8 move

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Son

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Son

  28. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Antonio or Moura?

    One gw left

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ant

  29. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    RMFHT?
    Lloris Reina
    Walker Bardsley Pieters Branthwaite B.Williams
    Salah Sterling Son Martial Silva
    Auba Ings Greenwood

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'd prefer another City attacker to Walker if you can swing it.

  30. UnitedRthebest
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pulisic to Dilva for free or Shelvey and DCL to a Nketiah and Dilva. Shelvey and DCL and Nketiah would all be benched. Cheers!

    1. UnitedRthebest
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B would be for a hit

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Just Pulisic to Dilva.

      1. UnitedRthebest
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ok cheers!