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The player and team stats that could shape your Free Hit squad for Gameweek 38+

Holly from Fantasy Football Community looks at some of the key numbers from our Members Area over the last four Gameweeks.


The final Gameweek of the season is here and I’m taking a look at the underlying statistics from the last four Gameweeks, in a bid to sort out those transfer and Free Hit dilemmas going into Gameweek 38.

Note that some players will have seen more minutes than others over this period.


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  1. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who do you think scores more in the last GW
    KDB or Salah?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      tough.
      Salah should get much more mins though , if that helps.

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both, really is a toss of a coin who scores more, if pushed i'd just side with Salah.

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah, just, as KDB could be pushed a little deeper.

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      if both start, will have lots of opportunities for points.

      Salah been very wasteful last few games and feelsl ike he has a big haul waiting. just go with your gut

    5. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I feel Salah is more secure to score good points but KDB could haul as well

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah

      1. Heres hoping x 7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Everyone seems confident KDB will play? Not so sure myself

  2. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Have Pope TAA Doherty and Fernandez stsrting in my defence.

    Have 2M ITB but is Fernandez to another defender worth it -4?

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

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      100% no

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks. I just hope he doesnt get -1 or -2 result vs Liverpool

    2. timmmuh
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Burnley clean sheet odds have to be really good

  3. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope.
    TAA, Azpi, Pieters.
    Sterling, KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes, Pulisic.
    Vardy, Wood.
    Martinez, AWB, Saiss, Greenwood.
    1ft, 0.5m ITB. OR Just inside 500.

    Some ideas -
    A. Saiss + Vardy -> Fodder + Kane (-4).
    B. Azpi -> VVD/Aurier.
    C. Pulisic -> Antonio.
    D. KDB -> Dilva.

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Good team.

      A if you're captaining Kane.

      Otherwise maybe Azpi to VVD.

      Or even a very sideways Bruno > Martial

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I like A and B - will come down to whether you think Vardy will score?

      Getting Aurier VVD and Kane on my FH so I obviously think all great options 🙂

    3. GoingUpUpUp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Agreed - I like A

      I'm toying with the Aurier switch as well. VVD might be a safer bet if you went B

      I'm just wondering whether a trip to the north east considering the terrible events in his personal life, he may have played his last game of the season. I take my hat off to him for continuing as he has

  4. grennans2
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which team is strongest?

    A)

    Martinez
    Aurier Long Robbo
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
    Kane Ings

    B)

    Martinez
    Aurier Long Pieters
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Salah
    Kane Auba Ings

    C)

    Martinez
    Bardsley Long Pieters
    Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
    Kane Auba

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A looks great

  5. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    used my FT to bring in Dilva, now have enough cash to do Rashford to Kane - worth the -4?

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Possibly.

      Yes if captaining.

    2. Le _ Professeur
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think so yeah

  6. LordEllison
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Current FH team what we thinking lads?
    0.0 in the bank

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Tark, Aurier, Williams, Simpson
    Salah, Sterling, Mahrez, DSilva, Guendouzi
    Greenwood, Kane, Ings,

  7. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Whenever lots of people sell KDB he usually comes back with a fat haul. Can't believe people are selling before Norwich when he's likely to start.

    1. Greek Freak
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I sold him for a -8 in GW35 and he hasn't punished me yet. Might get him for the Norwich game though.

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Who would you drop Auba to get afford him?

      I can sell TAA, but it would need to be Martial -> KDB, couldnt afford Puli -> Kdb, the puli move needs auba gone.

      Its going to be a tough call, im switching every 30 mins.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah I would, I think Auba is a good pick this week and will score but as we've seen before, when people sell KDB, he hauls. I sold him at Xmas and in return he scored 19 points against Arsenal. Are you taking a hit?

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          And of course it's going to be a heavy scoreline the Man City game

    3. Olesathewheeel
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How is he likely to start?

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’ve sold. He’ll probably do fine, but Sterling seemed a clear upgrade to me based on current form and pitch position

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Both will score well

    5. BigDaveSaves
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's happened a couple of times over the season - I think he blanked and looked deeper only to go on and haul against Watford and Arsenal. Though this time round I understand the reasoning more with Dilva and Sterling looking like great options. I'll be sticking though.

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    FH38 draft#101

    Martinez
    Robbo Pieters Brathwaite
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Martial
    Kane Jesus Ings

    Any changes you'd make? 0.0inb

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Solid effort

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'd probably go Dilva over Mahrez

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Probably wise with lots captaining Dilva. Feel like Mahrez has a higher ceiling though.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I hate Mahrez.
      Dilva for him.
      Upgrade someone to Aurier

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Look above. Feel like Mahrez has a haul in him. How about Bellerin over Aurier?

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mahrez > D.Silva & Branthwaite > Aurier and you've nailed it imo.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Mahrez vs Dilva is going down to the last minute...

  9. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Would you prefer

    (a) KDB + Greenwood
    Or
    (b) Antonio + Wood

    Has to be the first one you reckon?

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers guys

  10. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    FH decisions...

    451 - Pope, Robertson, Aurier, Mahrez
    352 - McCarthy, Bardsley, Ings, KdB

    25 points off ML lead which is only goal and he has kdB and not Mahrez

    1. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The last one will give you more pts

    2. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      451 looks great, defenders with potential attacking returns and mahrez as differetial to Kdb

  11. Manumana
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any kind souls help me with my dilema
    Have 2 FTS

    A. Pulisic & Vardy - Dilva/Mahrez & Kane

    Or

    B. Hayden & Vardy - Sterling (C) & Ayew

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Salah KDB Bruno Pulisic
    Vardt Ings Greenwood

    Martin Kiki Lascelles Hayden

    Much appreciated

  12. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How would you rank Man City assets for this last game? Sterling above DSilva?

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Definitely.

      Sterling
      Silva
      KDB
      Mahrez

      Jesus is the wildcard

  13. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mendy looks like a golden pick. Should start also with rest vs Watford 😮

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      City fullbacks tuck in and don't provide much attacking threat. 2 assists all season. *shrugs*

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He hasn't had that much playing time tbh.
        But agree with that. He's only one that provides width though.

        Crosses come from his side (FB) so ....

        Him or Laporte or Otamendi are nearly 6 points assured 😀 hopefully we'll know before deadline. Otherwise I'll punt on Mendy for sure

        1. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Fair, but he has started 17 games. I think he's a solid pick, but I wouldn't hope for much beyond a CS. I'd give Ota a better chance of attacking returns.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Agree tbh
            He's a good goal threat

  14. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vardy to Kane/Auba worry a hit?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      *worth a hit

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kane yes

    3. Le _ Professeur
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes very much worth a hit .. Espically Kane imo .. With Crystal Palace having injuries in the back, I think Kane should have atleast 2 goals to his name 🙂 .. Auba is a bit tricky, he plays wide mostly but considering Watford will go for the win perhaps it might be an open game where Auba gets some chances.

  15. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why is aurier such a popular pick on FH ?

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Palace on the beach, Spurs have somewhat improved defensively in recent games

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Palace lost it
      No goal threat
      PVA broken so young lb. Both Wolves goals came from that side.

      This is my logic

  16. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mahrez (c) anyone?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You think he starts ?

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No way of knowing of course but feels like a fun pick to make the final day a bit more interesting. Mahrez in particular seems to enjoy a haul whenever City batter teams which is likely to happen on Sunday.

    2. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      think hes nailed on to start after benching last game. mahrez captain if chasing

  17. Sulk
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    10 points ahead in my mini league. That’s too close for me to use my FH to mark his team out isn’t it? Just in case he makes a good transfer and captains him.

    I should just forget his team and pick the best I can right?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Get all the best players from his team. And two stand outs players that he doesn’t have.
      Should be enough to sneak over the line

    2. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yes play your own game and pick who you think will score highest. 10 points nothing in it really, and youre right they could make a change and captain them

  18. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Predicted city line up for GW38 then?

    If KDB or Sterling could be benched that would make life much easier

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can see Pep pulling a fast one on some of us with his half-time substitutions

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Obviously predicting City lineups is a fool's game but I'd probably say something like:
        Ederson
        Walker - Garcia - Laporte - Mendy
        KDB - Gundogan - Dilva
        Mahrez - Jesus - Sterling

        If City are comfortable at half time I really wouldn't be surprised to see Pep take KDB off.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think, based on nothing, that KDB, Sterling, Dilva and Mahrez will all start.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no one gets them right

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lottery but think sterling and KDB starts

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Strong as f ...

      Ederson
      Walker Garcia Laporte Mendy
      KDB Rodri Dilva
      Mahrez Raz Foden

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This is most likely I reck

    6. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ederson, Walker Otamendi Laporte/Stones Mendy, Fernandinho Gundogan Dilva Sterling Mahrez Jesus

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Or Jesus out for KDB

  19. kanat_karktl
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    yay or nay
    Jimenez + Vardy + Rashford out
    Kane + Jesus + Greenwood in
    for a hit (-4)

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yay

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nah. Vardy > Jesus not worth a -4

      Other two moves are fine, especially if you capt Kane

  20. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    My midfield is giving me trouble, really not sure who to drop to bring in Sterling or D.Silva - and which one?

    Salah - Bruno - Martial - Mahrez - KdB

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bruno

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      FH or 1FT?

      1. Bambi
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        1ft

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Drop bruno for sterling

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would probably drop Martial for Sterling

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sterling higher ceiling. Probably for Bruno

    5. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If you can do a straight Bruno > Sterling move, that's the one.

  21. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do you think of this free hit?

    Pope
    Aurier Pieters Long
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Dilva
    Aubameyang Kane Greenwood

    Martin Lamptey Williams Luiz

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Triple Burnely defence is a little much for me. I'd try and squeeze in TAA if possible.

  22. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best move of these please?

    A AWB to Aurier/Tarkowski
    B Doherty to Robertson
    C Jimenez, Doherty to Kane, Lamptey/Rico -4
    D Jimenez, KDB to Kane, Dilva -4
    E Bruno, AWB to Son, Aurier -4

    1. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B, got a feeling robertson and Taa gonna score big this game

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B or C

  23. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    FH G2G

    Pope
    Aurier robertson pieters
    Salah kdb sterling dilva antonio
    Kane greenwood

    ???

    1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No issues, should do nicely.

  24. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1 point lead in ML, rival has FH. Current front 8

    Pulisic Bruno Martial KDB Foden
    Jesus Wood Vardy

    1FT

    Just Foden to Dilva and hope for the best? Who to bench - Pulisic? Wood?

    Thank you

  25. Le _ Professeur
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    If you were to Drop one of ( Martial or Bruno ), who would it be ?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same question myself. I’m thinking Bruno drop

      1. Le _ Professeur
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm thinking Bruno, but his high ownership is worrisome, especially that he is owned among st all my ML rivals :/

    2. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think a lot of people have this question. Complete coin toss, Martial is an OOP mid against a depleted and slow defence, Bruno has set pieces.

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Definitely Bruno

    4. mark100267
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bruno as I thought he looks tired

  26. Whats the Huth
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bruno or martial to Sterling?

    And is Vardy to ings worth it to fund sterling for a -4

    1. Le _ Professeur
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would personally take the hit Yes ... Going without sterling against Norwich is very risky I think

  27. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone on FH getting Pulisic?

  28. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What transfer should I make?
    A) Foster to Pope
    B) Saiss to Tarkowski
    C) Doherty to Robo

  29. fuzzymike
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Most likely to score more points??
    Pulisic, DSilver or Antonio??

    1. Le _ Professeur
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      imo

      1 Silva
      2 Antonio
      3 Pulisic

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dilva
      Antonio
      Pulisic

      All got a good chance though.

  30. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What to do this week? I have 1FT and 0.2 ITB , No FH

    Martinez, (Martin)
    TAA, Doherty, Tark, (J.Robinson, Ngakia)
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Martial, (Guendouzi)
    Vardy, Jimi, Greenwood

    Cheers