Pro Pundits - Holly

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. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Mendy or Digne? Gonna need to make the move soon before I am priced out of Kane?

    A) Mendy (NOR)
    B) Digne (BOU)

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Mendy

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      A

    3. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Mendy

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Digne.

      All the people recommending Mendy are not taking into account you should have triple City attack this week

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Because that wasn't the question 🙂

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        I should, but I don't, prefer Kane over Jesus

      3. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Bournemoth was also 10-0 in the cards. I'm always "worried" in these slaughter games.
        I have kdb and Jesus (in 9goals i had 1g and 1ast) and not happy.
        Digne is not an option IMO...but mendy is not a bad move

      4. Yozzer
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Why should he? Maybe he wants to avoid the template.

        Mendy is a better option than Digne

    5. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Walker not an option? Prefer him to Mendy tbh

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Yeah - he's an option too

    6. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      If not going for triple city attack, Mendy.

      Depends on your attacking line up really.

  2. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Repost;

    Afternoon. How's this FH team looking?

    Martinez
    Robbo / TAA / Pieters
    Salah / Sterling / KDB / D.Silva / Antonio
    Kane / Greenwood

    (Button / Nketiah / Branthwaite / Williams)

    0.4 ITB

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Excellent! Love the TAA + Robbo combo.

    2. FPL Laurenzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      TBH this is the best team I've seen. Only debate is Kane v Aubameyang

  3. Notorious
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    A simple A or B question for you guys, thanks in advance, all starters:

    A) Auba + Antonio + Brathwaite

    B) Ings + Martial + Aurier

    Which combo do you prefer?

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      A

    2. RLew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      I like the balance of B.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      B but it's quite close. I'd rather take proven performers and I'm not a fan of Auba this week.

      1. Notorious
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Cheers, I am leaning towards B as well.

  4. AceNero
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Hey guys, I’m 46 points ahead in mini league, usually I would feel that’s enough but this guy is so jammy it’s infuriating!

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      How jammy? Sterling as 1sub this gw?? Lol

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Stick to lurking mate

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        😆

      2. AceNero
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Maybe I should, I only posted half my question

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      I’m not seeing an a or b question, so I’m going to ignore your gloating 😀

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        2.7m in the world, he shouldnt be gloating!!

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          That's not him unless he's lying.

      2. AceNero
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

    4. Yozzer
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      you are 46 points ahead and you consider him Jammy ?

  5. toerag
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    looking for teams with nothing to win/lose

    palace nothing, but spurs fighting? this right??

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      We are assuming so, depending on Woys motivational skills.

      I’d look at this as a Harry Kane show, his motivation to end the season strongly is probably the driving point here.

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        yeah

    2. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Yeah, on theory Palace should be in beach mode. Sheffield and Brighton with also nothing to play for with Ings chasing GB and Pope the golden glove.

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Correct. Also Villa/Watford/Bournemouth are playing against teams with nothing to play for. (Arsenal can only make Europa League through the cup.)

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        yeah, antonio has nothing to fight /get hurt for now, what of his poss. display against villa??

  6. The Neville Wears Prada
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Aurier or Tarkowski to pair with Pope?

    1. Notorious
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Tark

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Tark

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      tark tark

    4. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Interesting that most people saying Tarkowski. Spurs have third highest CS % after city and pool

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        pope going for golden gloves

      2. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        but i see your point

  7. toerag
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    now wham are safe and villa are fighting for life how will this affect antonio display???

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Hopefully villa leave themselves open for antonios goals. And hopefully Watford get a result

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Haha. I'm ashamed. Totally first read that as "wham" instead of "West Ham." Who let the Americans onto this site?!

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    How is this guys? OR 9k , no chips left

    McCarthy
    TAA Long Alonso
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Martial Pulisic
    Wood Ings

    Fabianski Greenwood Boly Fernandez

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Looks good. I'd probably play Fabianski over McCarthy, but that's just personal preference.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        But Sheffield playing for nothing and Villa fighting for survival

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          On reflection, it's a coin toss for me. Go with your instinct.

    2. toerag
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      good

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Why do I have a feeling Pep will bench Jesus against Norwich and front three will be Bilva-Sterling-Mahrez

    Concerned Jesus Owner.

    1. swobe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      It sounds plausible and it's because you own him haha. But I am holding Jesus and praying..

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Because Jesus wasn't good enough and Pep has to try Sterling in the middle.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        They seem to be doing just fine with Jesus starting..

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          In FA Cup also?!?

  10. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Who scored more?

    A) Salah
    B) Kane

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      *scores

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      I think A is due but what do I know.

  11. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Going to ditch Jesus so I can bring in Sterling.
    So need an 8.4m or less Striker and with Greenwood & Ings alongside, most likely will bench the new striker.
    So who would you want to see 1st on your bench when the inevitable GW38 rotation brings him on.

    Woods, level with Sheffield on points, so a league place to play for and on form.
    Deeney - relegation battle, relative form see tables in article.
    Abraham - clinging to top 4 by a thread.
    Jiminez, squabbling with Spurs for 6th (do they care?)

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Wood

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Don't ditch Jesus. Find another person to ditch to get Sterling.

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Jimenez. They do need to stay above Spurs for 6th in case Arsenal grab the last Europa League spot as FA Cup winners. And Chelsea's defence is leaking goals.

  12. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Repost. Any ideas on this lot!

    Henderson
    TAA, Doherty, Pieters
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Dilva, Martial
    Rashford, Ings

    Martin, Greenwood, Egan, Lascelles

    A) Doherty to VVD
    B) Doherty & Rashford (-4) to Bardsley & Kane

  13. RobinKerr1987
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Vardy versus Kane... who do we expect to score higher?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Kane

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Kane

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Kane

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Kane. It's the FT I'm eyeing but only if Foden starts.

  14. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Im currently 3rd 20 pts behind 1st spot in my country and 4 pts behind 2nd spot. I need to do something, if I win my country´s first place there´s gonna be glory and S E X available at industrial scale. This is it, this is BIG! But I need some of your wisdom because Im in a difficult spot.

    None of us has FH, the 2nd has BB (but only one FT and his bench only with 2 available players) the leader 2 FT. I have only 1 FT.
    Our defence is pretty much the same (difference Pope to Patricio in one and Saiss to Pieters in the other), midfield we all have KDB, Bruno and Foden and the attack they both have Ings and Jimenez, I have Rash, Vardy and Jesus.

    No one has Sterling or Kane which I feel can be 2 huge differentials, but its quite possible that one of them (or both bring in Sterling). Kane I dont believe it.

    So, I wanted to bring Sterling and Kane, the problem I cannot do it without a -8 because I only have 1 FT. Whay do I do:

    a) Go for it
    b) Bring Sterling for KDB and cap
    c) Bring Kane for Vardy and cap
    d) Something else

    My team is
    Patricio fodder
    TAA Doherty Pieters injured fodder
    KDB Martial Foden Bruno Pulisic
    Vardy Jesus Rashford
    £2.4m in the bank

    I dont care about OR but I DO CARE about winning my country golden medal!!
    Thank you all

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      If you want to be different, c)

  15. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Bottomed:-

    To play alongside Kane....

    A. Jesus Ings
    B. Auba Greenwood

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      On FH? I'd be playing a 3-5-2 with 3 City mids instead of Jesus. Ings Kane as a frontline is nice.

      1. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Yes FH.

        3-5-2 is an option, Sterling Dilva KDB?

        1. TONY123
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Oh yes, those are the three I have as well.

  16. toerag
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    next q then

    A Pulisic fighting for CL against wolves fighting for europe?

    or

    B Antonio fighting for nothing against villa fighting for life?

  17. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Rashford > Kane. Good luck.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Reply fail for El Presidente.

  18. Offside Trapattoni
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    So I'm 11.7K OR trying to crack 10K for the first time ever - have one FT and thoughts on this squad:

    Pope
    TAA Tark Doherty
    Salah KDB Foden Bruno
    Kane Vardy Greenwood

    Martin Saiss Saint Max Robinson .5 ITB

    Thinking about putting armband on Salah and dropping Bruno for Mahrez or Silva, but really open to ideas. Grazie tutti

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Bruno > Silva seems good.

      Good luck.

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Either you direct Bruno > Dilva move or Foden Vardy > Dilva Ings for a hit

  19. RobinKerr1987
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Chasing an 8 point deficit in my cash league where we are playing for AU$500.

    Where would you suggest I look to improve my team with my 1.9m in the bank, and do I have my benching order correct?

    Ederson
    TAA, Doherty, Tarkowski
    Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Dilva (C), Foden
    Ings, Vardy

    Bench: Greenwood, Aurier, Saiss (Martin)

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Vardy to Kane? And would start Aurier (should be easy CS) over Doherty who will probably concede.

      1. RobinKerr1987
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Was my initial trade thought although Leicester playing for a UCL spot aren't they?

        And agreed about Aurier, thanks

  20. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Which combo will get more points:

    a) Pope & Robertson

    b) Martinez & TAA

    Rest of draft FH team (I have about 5 of these but am moving closer to this selection)

    GK - .........., (3.9)
    DF - .........., Aurier, Pieters, (7.8 - 8.1m to spend to two bench fodder)
    MF - KDB, Salah, Sterling, D Silva, (4.1)
    FW - Kane, Greenwood, Ings

    Cheers!

  21. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Just removed KDB for the first time this year... Am I screwed?

    Martinez
    AWB Digne Gomez
    Sterling Dilva Richarlison Bruno
    Auba Kane Ings

    Henderson; Saka, O'Connell, Saiss

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      wouldnt do it- he is chasing the assist record

  22. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    A) Doherty & Vardy --> Mendy & Kane (-4)

    B) Pulisic --> Dilva

    C) Bruno --> Dilva

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      B

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      C

  23. baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Robertson vs TAA situation on FH is annoying. I believe that Robbo is slightly better option, but it could easily go either way. TAA has also higher ceiling as we just saw. Normally it would be easy to say that if chasing get the differential and if protecting choose TAA. Being "only" 16 pts behind top 10k and with all the big guns in attack I fear that going for Robbo might be too risky. I also remembered that ASM has played on the left side, which would have made choosing Robbo easier, but that doesn't seem to be case any more. Any thoughts?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Robbo will still be p1ssed

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      You need to check on robbo's wellbeing first but if both are sober I think you could take the gamble if it meant an upgrade somewhere else

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        It actually won't. I have so much money tied in TAA and can do nothing than improve my 2nd bench fodder. Perhaps I just stick to TAA.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Maybe I can live if I fail with TAA, but if I go for Robbo and that move costs top 10k, it "won't be funny".

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      ive ended up 1 pt behing 10k. sticking with TAA

  24. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Doherty, Bruno, Jesus >>> Tarkowski, Mahrez, Kane for a -4?

    Yay or nay?

  25. Le _ Professeur
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Tight situation in my ML .. currently 2nd with equal points to the 1st and 1 point above the 3rd.

    Would it be mad to take a ( -12 hit ) to bring in Sterling and Kane ? .. Both would be differentials and I would probably captain one of them .. none of my two rivals own them and they would need hits as well to bring either ones.

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      It's a bad idea

  26. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Are we expecting lineup leaks before deadline?

    1. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      might get a few out ye

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Well done FH holders then

  27. Irish Villan 1985
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Lads, need some help....Amy advice on this team?

    GW38 Current Team:

    Pope

    TAA, VVD, Alonso

    Salah, Fernandes, KDB, Pulisic, Martial

    Greenwood, Kane

    Thinking Pulisic to David Silva, KDB to Sterling and Alonso to Pieters for -8? Have my TC left....

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Sounds good, Alonso has a higher ceiling than VVD so how about selling VVD instead?

      Kane or Sterling for TC!

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Just want to say thanks to a few of you just now who have given me a great idea on how to use my BB given a weak bench.

    All out Attack is back!

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Good luck - let us know how it turns out

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Will do!

  29. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Lads, how does it look?

    Martinez
    Laporte, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, DSilva (c), Pulisic
    Kane (v), Ings

    Greenwood, Williams

    Not sure about Salah, Sterling starting, not sure about leaving Auba out. What do you say?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Sterling or Kane captain for me! Looks great

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Cheers, my friend!

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      It's looks good, you can't have everyone

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Thanks, mate!

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Pulisic & Laporte -> Mahrez & Burnley defender is an option worth considering

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Appreciate it!

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Would only captain one of Sterling, Salah or Kane this week.

      Depends if chasing or not. But the safest and best is Sterling imo.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Thank you for that. Went DSilva because I'm more certain he starts, but I believe you lads are right.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Sounds mad and unlikely to happen but I’d be very very partially worried about a 21st minute sub...

        2. tokara
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Good choice, not sure if sterling starts either,.... He exploded when i didn't cap him and vice versa

  30. Manani
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    who would you bench? assuming all starts
    front 8:
    Bruno Mahrez KDB Salah Pulisic
    Kane Ings Greenwood

    currently benching greenwood

    1. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Similar teams, benching Greenwood myself.

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        yeah i think that's fair call. but watching united's last game I am tempted to bench Bruno instead. But feels like that's crazy talk

    2. JY84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      My front 8 is qt similar to u too except that I have no Mahrez... Anw, just curious... R u ok with not including Sterling in ur team??? For me, im in a dilemma esp since the leaders in my league all hv Sterling n no Salah while for me, I alr own Salah n do not have the funds to include both Salah n Sterling!