Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 4: Analysis of the key underlying statistics

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Although we’re only three Gameweeks into 2020/21 and the sample pool is still small, some familiar patterns are emerging – from Mohamed Salah (£12.1m) being top of the shot count table to Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) bossing the headed goal attempts column.

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1,019 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    So this season could be described as :

    "Never bench Lamptey"

    🙂

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah and it is difficult with my side.

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bottomed on the previous page...

    Son to :

    1. Madison

    Or

    2. Barnes

    ?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not enough on Maddi yet. Barnes has been really good.

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Neither - hold Son. Will be back after the IB and has 4 good fixtures,

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hm... Interesting point

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A guaranteed early transfer for me is when the word "hamstring" comes into the conversation.

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah - possibly - depends if it's a Grade 1 or Grade 2/3. If Grade 1 then 2-3 weeks is more than enough time.

  3. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A word of advice guys. Think twice on Everton assets, especially defenders. Great performance last night but Allan and Richarlison "serious" injuries I think.

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That's bad news :/
      I want 3 points against pool

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not the only one!!!

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've avoided DCL till now for my downfall.
      Not anymore. 🙂

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I understand the need but he will be affected. Maybe less than other Everton assets to be fair.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Same mate.
        After seeing his first goal yesterday, with that control and finish, he almost made me put him in....

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It was class

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I genuinely just saw him more as a poacher, which in essence he is, but to have goals like that in his locker, then he’s a must in my book....

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I agree but so much came from Richarlison. My greatest worry is Allan who is the unsung hero that makes it possible for Everton to attack.

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yup

      3. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How does your WC draft look Amey? Going Sterling over KDB? I am on WC as well.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I am going Raz over KDB atm mate.
          Need to find some form as having a Terrible start 😀
          Currently Leaning towards:

          Martinez Steer
          Taa Robbed Lamptey Ayling 4.0
          Salah Raz Trossard Klich 4.5
          Jimenez Ings DCL

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I am contemplating on that too. Team looks good. Mine atm is:

            McCarthy/Martinez, 4.0
            TAA, Lamptey, Taylor, Justin, Mitchell
            KDB, Salah, Barnes, Zaha, 4.5
            DCL, Ings, Jimenez

            Undecided on few things:
            1) KDB or Sterling
            2) Zaha or Robbo
            3) McCarthy or Martinez

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              McCarthy doesn't get any save points.
              Martinez for sure.

      4. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        chase the upside or get left behind 😉

        DCL is a revelation this season as a goal scorer, I didn’t watch the game last night but i guess he scored goals from inside the box again, one ot two touches ?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Me neither. But he's scoring goals left right center.
          Can't avoid anymore

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He was class. His first goal world class. I am not saying he won't carry on but there will be an affect through injuries.

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think Richo will be ok

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not what I have seen. He went over on his ankle and tried to carry on but couldn't. That guy would try to play with a broken leg.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That and fixtures want to hold off DCL for the next two, Brighton have outplayed United and Chelsea so far and the derby at Goodison is always a 0-0. Defense will also be less resistant with Allan out this weekend.

    5. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good point. I think DCL is the only one worth owning atm.

  4. Fortune
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    does anyone know mark's ID?
    someone posted it before, but couldn't it.

    many thanks

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      194

  5. spray
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Wondering what people think from a game and fantasy perspective, for LEE MCI.

    I have Laporte benched, De Bruyne and Bamford starting.
    (I have Shelvey starting, at home to BUR in lieu of Laporte, as I have enough DEFs.)

    I'm seeing some have MCI as their captain, while after last week, I don't know if I could trust MCI, though if anyone is an exception, it's De Bruyne.
    Laporte played 90 mid-week, so I'd be happy to start, but I'm not at this stage.

    Am I over rating the MCI LEI game as evidence that MCI are below their par, and am I over rating LEE at home, and their goals in GW1&2?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Citeh don't become a poor team overnight.

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They still can win the league

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Our CS record with Laporte is exceptional. Yes to all of those questions.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd start Shelvey

    5. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't bench Laporte.

  6. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Interesting that not much love for a Vardy captain? At home to West Ham..

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      West Ham looked good last two games

      Im a stats guy, i could never C Vardy atm

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      West Ham have been OK. Vardy fixture proof but I wonder how his ongoing hip injury will impact him.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, I mean Kdb or Salah look the obvious ones
        But vardy is a very streaky forward and in form becomes fixture proof

  7. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Harrison ineligible for the City match. Alioski oop madness incoming.

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fell asleep before making Mitro to DCL transfer. Was surprised and relieved to see neither's price changed!

    How bad does Richarlison's injury look, BTW? Cheers.

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lucky on DCL. Mitro still far from dropping.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, hadn't checked in recent days. Woke up worrying and thinking he was bound to be close, but thankfully not... 🙂

  9. BERGKOP
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    WC gtg?

    Appreciate an thought. Only Q is whether try and work Robbo into the team too.

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA - Lamptey - Castagne (Taylor - Ferguson)
    Salah - KDB - Barnes - Klich (Soucek)
    Ings - Jimi - DCL

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      With three front, it's a bit difficult. GTG for me.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I hear that. Cheers. May consider downgrading one of them to Maupay to upgrade Taylor

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice. I have taa, salah, kdb, barnes, jimi and dcl in mine. Just flipping between maupay and ings mainly to allow me to get robbo too.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Appreciate your thoughts. Yep, tough call. Maupay has looked good. Easy enough to make the trades over a couple of weeks if Ings doesn't deliver.

  10. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Has there ever been such a wildcard spree this early? This weird start of the season has made almost half of my main mini league spend their WC's already and that is making mine all the more valuable.

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Agreed. Very bizarre

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The weird part is there are sooooo many options this year. So not wildcarding is even easier since you have loads of options to choose from even if you miss a few. It was just lack of patience and a mix of fomo I'm assuming. Today's WC team is tmrws set of blankers and this will repeat all year long. Just need to buy and have patience and hold.

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This indeed.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Absolutely. I think the game has fundamentally changed without crowds, home advantage and maybe overall player fitness. This is why we're seeing more goals and penalties.

      I reluctantly hit the button this week and I'm already feeling better about it. Definitely think you'll get the jump on a few in the event that something crazy happens this season with COVID.

    4. Tarby
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Seems especially odd with the transfer window still open. I'd always felt after GW4 was the earliest point to start even considering using it!

      I'm sure there will be some big transfers and they could have big impacts! Also been no serious injuries yet I can think of, I think is key to hold as long as possible in case of a few medium/ long term injuries in your team or even to other big players which could mean some cheaper assets become very valuable and you want to get them in.

  11. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Draft, player preference?
    A. Tielemans
    B. Soucek

    Ta

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      b

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. dewaal.simon
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ta

    4. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  12. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    G2g, or would you do Mendy to Podence for a hit and bench dier? 1.5 itb

    Ryan
    TAA, kwp, Taylor, dier
    Salah, Kdb(c), Fernandes
    Jiminez, dcl, Adams

    Nyland, Bissouma, Mendy, Ferguson

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mendy?

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If Leicester fame. Holding mid, although got an assist last week!

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Why do you have him? 😛

          I wouldnt sell for a hit

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            4.5, not really much between them tbh

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      GTG

    3. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Like the starting 11

  13. Reyson
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    anyone still dont have dcl like me? and still dont have for coming gw4 and sweating over it?

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      With richalison injured and Allan injured.. I’m not worried about not having him

      1. Reyson
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        oh but richar not serious right?

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What MUFC202020 said. I'll probably still get him in, but Rich being out makes him much less attractive to me. Then up against 'pool after that. I'll need to make my mind up on this one. Was going to do Mitro - Rich until last night's injury...

      3. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Couldn't he be on penalties with no richarlison?

  14. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Would people wildcard this team or hold out

    Ramsdale
    TAA Egan Justin Doherty
    Salah KDB Zaha
    Werner Martial Mitro

    Nyland lemina Mitchell bissouma

    Let me know your thoughts please!

    1. Reyson
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i would

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hold. Nice enough team

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hold and roll the ft if you still have it.

    4. Tarby
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd hold mate. I'm not sure it's great, but with Salah, KDB and Trent you almost certainly can't drop too far behind.
      Zaha looking good, Martial will score goals I'm sure, Mitro is solid and surely Werner will get good? Although on the forwards I'd prefer DCL with Jimenez/ Ings instead of Martial and Werner as saves you about 2.5m and might even be more points, but do them when you have the transfer would be my move

  15. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    would you change anything with the bench and captaincy? or G2G?

    Martinez
    Robbo Digne Saiss
    KDB Sterling (c) Barnes Podence
    Jimenez Ings DCL

    - RJames Justin Bissouma

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      G2g

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Very good

  16. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mitro + Davies to DCL + Lamptey for a hit?

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Or Roll the FT?

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      roll

  17. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fulham are gash. Hit

  18. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    3rd forward:

    A) Mitro
    B) Che Adams
    C) Ings (-4) ?

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mitro is roll FT

  19. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Comment please...
    Matinez
    Digne/Justin/Lamtey
    Rodriguez/KDB/Foden/Salah(C)/Bruno
    Wilson/Jimmy

    Button/Shaw/Mitchell/Davis

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is this a wildcard team?

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No..
        -4 pts
        Werner->Jimmy
        Harrison->Foden

        1. nisag17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So you have already made the transfers. Not sure what there is to comment.

          1. Andrew K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Should i put Shaw or Mitchell instead of Lamptey ?

  20. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What is the point of shipping out Son for 1 GW against ManU if he is back after int break with great fixtures? Will the price drop be vital? Bench can give 2 points next GW anyway for most of the Son owners.

  21. Bobby's Teeth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Good afternoon, legends. First WC draft - RMT please:

    Martinez Nyland
    TAA Robbo Lamptey Dunne Mitchell
    Mane Mahrez Barnes March Bissouma
    Kane Jimi DCL

    ITB: 0.8M