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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. WhinyKlopp
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    18 points back in my ML. No chips left for either of us.

    Me (usually play 3-4-3):
    Pope/Martin/Robbo/Doh/Tark/Lund/Klinman
    KDB/Salah/Martial/Bruno/Guendouzi
    Kane/Jimenez/Greenwood

    Him (has been playing 4-5-1):
    Pope/Martinez/TAA/Doh/Pieters/AWB/Lamptey
    KDB/Salah/Martial/Bruno/Willian
    Jimenez/Mousset/Connolly

    Any suggestions (on 1 FT with .6 in bank)?

    Thinking of getting Dilva in for one of the United midfield assets or taking a -4 to swap KDB & Bruno for Sterling & Dilva for some differential vs 1st place. Son is also in the back of my mind. Palace have been terrible since the restart, ready for holiday.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Think getting Sterling and captaining is prob your best bet. Good luck

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

      Yeah, sterling captain sounds like a plan

  2. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Are we expecting team news before deadline on Sunday?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Should get City team news

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Really, why is that?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      We can only hope.

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Need a defender with a high point ceiling this GW who is 5.9 or under and not Aurier?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dunk mate

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Interesting - want to bet against the Burnley boys so who better than the CB directly opposite them

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I have him. Hoping for attacking returns and more than capable 😉

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

      Digne
      Mendy

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        This is my current shortlist

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Obvious answer is Digne.

    4. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Probably worth keeping an Neco Williams if team news permits

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Digne for sure

      Otherwise Tierney

    6. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tierney

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thought about Tierney but his attacking stats are quite poor, but he passes the eye test.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          You won't get many better fixtures. Super differential - depends if you want a hail Mary pick or not!

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Prefer him over Digne?

    7. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy definitely

    8. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Jonny

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Gonna be losing Doherty so feels a bit sideways

  4. Mikey2001
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Team is
      Pope
      Tar,Aurier , doc(Holgate , Saïss )
      Sterling, Bruno,kdb,puli,martial
      Ings,Jesus (Greenwood)

      I have 1 FT , no chips ,OR5
      I want to make a transfer that is left field that most likely won’t be made by the top 4 .
      Might take one hit .
      Was thinking of bringing in Pepe , lo CELSO or MOURA as a differential
      Any help or ideas greatly appreciated

    • ZTF
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ederson (3.9)
      TAA Doherty Saiss (C.Taylor*, Ngakia*)
      Martial Bruno Salah Sterling Pulisic
      Greenwood Ings (Connolly)

      1 FT / 1.2m

      What move(s) would you make chasing someone with a FH & 18 pt lead?

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        make a move to the bar and get em in, youve not quite made it

        1. ZTF
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Haha probably not, but was 70 points behind on Monday so not giving up now!

          1. toerag
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            well done

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        saiss out

    • toerag
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      FH mids

      these right?? good enough??

      Sterling Salah Martial Pulisic Dilva

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Antonio over Pulisic

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

        I have pulisic, wouldn’t want him on a fh

      3. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        hmmmm

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

        I actually like the pulisic pick

      5. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I like Mahrez over Pulisic

    • Mini Mahouse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Why are so many skipping TAA on free hit? If he starts he is very likely to haul - Any reason to believe he won't start?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Depends who gets most damaged from the partying...

      2. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        keeping

      3. The Littlest Robbo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        People are taking a gamble with the money they'd save but I'd be very worried if I left him as my rival has him

      4. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        People have this idea that there are few CS in the last week and therefore it's not worth spending on "defenders". Of course, not all defenders are reliant on CS for points.

      5. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Psychology. If people have FH they want to make as many transfers as possible. He has a very high ceiling against that Newcastle defence.

    • EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Who to captain?
      A) Kane
      B) Salah
      C) David Silva

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A

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

        B

    • Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ings or Antonio as the 7th starting attacker?

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ings

    • Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Going Vardy and Ings up top...can't see the boot going to anyone else unless Watford totally fold and Raz or Mo surely won't get 4.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Everyone´s dumping Vardy but I have a feeling he´s not done just yet.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yep nice diff if you ask me, United look ropey at the back.

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      What would you guys recommend doing with this crap team?

      Button

      TAA Saiss Stevens

      KDB Martial Bruno Son Saka

      Vardy Jimi

      Subs: Pope, Greenwood Kabasele Lascelles

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

        FH or Wildcard

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

      Need your help to win my ML!

      ML is 2 way tie going into final GW. My rival has Sterling, KDB, Dsilva, kane, Jimmy, greenwood. (and 2ft).

      I have Sterling, Foden, KDB, ings, wood, martial and rashford. 0 ft.

      Do i take a -8 to get Dsilva / Kane to cover his risk and hope my differentials outscore him by 11 or stick with what I have and hope my assets outscore kane / dsilva?

      Thank you!

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Terrified of not owning KDB this week should I get him in?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I am a bit but if you have 3 other City attackers they are likely to be involved in the goals he is.

    • riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      fellow DCL owners, have no fear. Sunday is when our faith will be rewarded

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        ...with another 2 pointer.

      2. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        😆

      3. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I don’t think he starts

        Ancelotti hinted Kean will instead

    • The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      On a FH with £2.3 still ITB! Feels like a waste, any improvements to the below?

      Pope (Button)
      TAA / Aurier / Tark / Pieters (Williams)
      KDB / Dilva / Sterling / Salah (4.1)
      Kane / Greenwood (Nketiah)

      TIA

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Tark to a 3.9 gives you 3.9 itb upgrade Guen to Antonio or Puli or Nketiah to Ings

    • L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Quiz Time:

      1. If you're on a FH, how many of your original 15 are you planning to hold?

      2. If you're not on a FH, how many hits are you planning to take?

      3. Who's the "big hitter" you plan to go without?

      4. Who is your "head" and "heart" captain?

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Mine:

        1. Looking like 6
        2. n/a
        3. KDB, Bruno
        4. Head: Sterling / Heart: Dilva

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

        1. Six
        -
        3. Fernandes, DSilva, Mane, Aubameyang, Rashford & Liverpool Def
        4. Head - KdB, Heart - Sterlo, going with Heart

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Really undecided on Rashford v Auba myself...

          You playing Martial or Greenwood or going without?

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

            Martial & Greenwood (need to as my SV is rubbish):

            Salah - KdB - Sterling - Martial
            Kane - Ings - Greenwood

            Pretty happy with that front seven - Saka on the bench

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              looks good - 352 v 343 is a big decision of mine as well.

      3. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        2: -4 to get Sterling, Silva, Antonio (for Willian, KdB, Bruno)
        3: KbD, Bruno (Kane/Auba etc etc)
        4: same as you

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterlo is so gonna get a 2pt’er......the hype never fails to dent the hope

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Its blank written all over isn’t it

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        With my captain record that is highly likely. At least Bruno will be spared from my curse a 3rd time.

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Should keep and cap him then

    • Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Any thoughts on this fh team. Thanks

      Martinez
      TAA Mendy Pieters
      Sterling (c) Dilva Antonio Martial
      Kane Auba Ings

      Martin Saka Bardsley Woods

    • robith
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      So I have closed a 120 point gap to just 3 (though he has TC to play)
      So I'm keen to avoid a hit at all costs - but the only way I can get Sterling in hitless is to replace KDB - not entirely sure it's worth it? (oppo) doesn't have Sterling and could only bring him in for Salah without a hit)

      Martinez (Button)
      Aurier/TAA/Pieters(Doherty/Holgate)
      Salah/KDB/Martial/Foden(Saka)
      Greenwood/Rashford/Jesus

      £1.1m ITB, 2 FTs

      Was thinking I've made my bed so to go Doherty to Bardsley (he has double Burnley) and then Foden to Mahrez.

      Am I mad, or should I squeeze Sterling in any way possible?

    • linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      OR 76k, first in my ML with my rival 52 points behind.
      BB for GW38

      What to do?:

      A) Take -4 and go fora better OR rank assuring my place in ML

      B) Take -12 and just enjoy the party

    • MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Martinez (Button)
      TAA, Aurier, Dunk (Pieters, Williams)
      Sterling (c), Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Grealish
      Kane (v), DCL, (Connolly)

      Punting on starting without Burnley defence and praying Dunk can get the goal to give me a big rank-boost...

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      seems there are only a "pool" of say 15 or so players all FH teams are picked from. Those without a fh doing nothing will have lots of differentials.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Poor them

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      RMT has these mids in the following order, agree?

      Kev
      Mahrez
      Antonio
      Bruno
      Pulisic
      Martial

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        good, I will have 2 max of those.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Which 2? 🙂

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Antonio and Mahrez if he starts

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Swap Bruno and Martial

    • ZTF
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      From the team early on this page btw.. who would you captain? Really need a differential

      A) Ings
      B) Martial
      C) Bruno
      D) Trent (team news permitting)
      E) Salah (likewise)

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Martial

    • fakelund
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Debating one of these...
      a) Rashford & Foden > Wood & Mahrez (-4)
      b) AWB > Robbo, and bench Foden or Doherty

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        B and bench foden

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      G2G?

      Pope
      Trent - Aurier - Egan
      Sterling (c) - Dilva - KDB - Salah
      Greenwood - Rashford - Ings

      Subs: Henderson, Fernandez, Hayden & Holgate

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        FH? similar to mine below

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Not on a FH mate no. Just my team haha!

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            looks good then!

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        GTG

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Am I good or should I downgrade TAA > anyone and do Greenwood > Ings?

      Pope
      Alexander-Arnold / Pieters / Aurier
      De Bruyne / Fernandes / Salah / Sterling / David Silva
      Greenwood / Kane

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        its fine

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A. Foden, Fernandes to Dilva, Antonio
      B. Fernandes, Jesus to Sterling, Wood

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      So I'm chasing an 18 point lead and my rival is playing TC on Dilva. He also owns TAA and KDB.

      In this case only, would it still be crazy to do the following for a -8?

      TAA > Mendy
      KDB > Sterling (C)
      Vardy > Auba

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        yes

    • Notorious
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hi all, I am 30 pts behind the ML leader, assuming he captains Sterling to cover my captain, here are our differentials:

      Me (the good) on FH

      Aurier / Long
      Salah
      Kane / Ings

      My rival (the bad and ugly) with 1 FT

      Doherty / Boly
      Bruno
      Vardy / Jimenez

      Do you think it is possible to make up 30 pts or should I look into other differentials? Will really appreciate your input.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        You need a different captain than him. If you know somehow that he Captains Sterling you need to captain say Kane or Salah IMO.

      2. toerag
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        more points with you there but not 30 id guess

        1. Notorious
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          thanks, it's just so frustrating having him covered all players that I think will do well - Silva, Mahrez, Martial, double Burnley def and especially Sterling

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Think you need to captain Salah or Kane and hope Sterling fails.

        1. Notorious
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          that would be so difficult to watch but I guess there is no other option, thanks.