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FPL Gameweek 38+: analysis of the key underlying stats

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  1. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

      just do salah to sterling for free if you must 🙂

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Keep mo

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

      B for me

  3. Real Socialad
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

      2

      1. Real Socialad
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

      1 for the save points

      1. Real Socialad
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

    Cap Salah or Silva

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      DSilva

  6. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 hours ago

    Saiss > Pieters for a hit?

    Nothing To play for now but OR.

    1. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Nope

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        On BB chip if that makes a difference

        1. Starky22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

    Martial and Jesus to Sterling and Wood for free?

    1. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 hours ago

      Like it

    2. DRAFTSNAKE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
            2 months, 18 hours ago

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

          • wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Second season in the forum though mate!Good luck.

            1. Real Socialad
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
              2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

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

          3. The Knights Template
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Thanks Zen Master Cheeto_Bandito

          4. Dino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

          5. Manani
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

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

            1. Manani
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 hours ago

              *more than just some patience

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 hours 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, 18 hours 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.

        3. Emm7980
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

            Exact funds, so tonight or never

            1. DRAFTSNAKE
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

                Based on what? 🙄

                1. DRAFTSNAKE
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

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

                1. The Dance
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 18 hours ago

                  nothing to fear of kane or auba

                  1. Emm7980
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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?

        4. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

            Bruno to dilva mb

        5. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          When our press conferences??

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Are*

          2. The Knights Template
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

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

        6. ㅤRising
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

            Bruno better away

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 18 hours ago

              Go dilva

            2. ㅤRising
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours 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, 17 hours 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.

            • ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              bruno to mahrez imo

              1. ㅤRising
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 hours ago

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

          3. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

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

          4. UnitedRthebest
              2 months, 18 hours ago

              Worth a hit to keep pulisic

              1. UnitedRthebest
                  2 months, 18 hours ago

                  That is a question

                • Eriksen Maestro
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  Very in form and rested

                  1. UnitedRthebest
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

                      I agree

                • Chucky
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 18 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                    C

                    1. Chucky
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

                      15 points easy to cover?

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                    A

                • Eriksen Maestro
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 18 hours 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, 18 hours ago

                    A

                  2. ㅤRising
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 18 hours ago

                    I would go Pulisic to Dilva

                    1. Eriksen Maestro
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

                      0.0 itb

                  3. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    A for me

                • mlm
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 18 hours ago

                  Salah or Auba??

                  1. Eriksen Maestro
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Salah

                • Better luck next year
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                  1. Eriksen Maestro
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Yes x 10

                  2. ㅤRising
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                        Pretty much but just in case wait for early team news

                        1. Better luck next year
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                          1. ㅤRising
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 17 hours ago

                            I would go for it then

                            1. ㅤRising
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

                • Eriksen Maestro
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  Start Greenwood or Jimenez?

                  1. ㅤRising
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

                • Chucky
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                      this

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                  2. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours 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

                • Mattious8
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                  Go!

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Got all ... if I must choose A

                    1. Mattious8
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                • masyuris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                    B

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                • Lamplighters
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  Start Salah or Greenwood?

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Salah

                  2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    😯

                • Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                    C

                • Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                    Son

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Son

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

                  Antonio or Moura?

                  One gw left

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Antonio

                  2. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Ant

                • tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

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

                • UnitedRthebest
                    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

                        B would be for a hit

                      • waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 hours ago

                        Just Pulisic to Dilva.

                        1. UnitedRthebest
                            2 months, 17 hours ago

                            Ok cheers!