Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 8: The key player and team statistics

Our Big Numbers piece looks at the key player and team statistics ahead of the next Fantasy Premier League deadline.

We’ve again run down the stand-out figures in every position for this article, as well as looking at the strengths and weaknesses of various clubs.

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539 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is Antonio fit?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fulham probably not, after the IB yes. See what Moyes says though.

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Using home/away stats over a sample size of 3 games to differentiate Son/Kane is such dreadful logic.

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I agree.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yup
      Using a fair coin flip is better 😎

  3. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    If Mitchell is fit, do you think he's gonna start ? Palace fans tend to praise him.

  4. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    A. TAA + Lamptey + Zaha or
    B. Chilwell + Cancelo/Dias + Ziyech ?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B looks more exciting.

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

    3. RIDZ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B with Cancelo

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B with Dias

    5. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

    6. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B Cancelo

  5. Bielsa Murderball
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Do home and away stats really count now?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I don't think so tbh.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Style of play matters far more.

      3. RIDZ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes for me, I rarely put the armband for the team play away

      4. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Probably not in empty stands.

    • ColdRainyNIght
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Next gameweek and on, I am considering a transfer.
      A) Wilson
      B) Watkins

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A by far.

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          great fixtures for Watkins

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Wilson is a PL goal scorer for years now, and Newcastle play to get him goals. Just one difficult fixture in the next 7 aswell.

            Villa main man is Grealish, I don't see Watkins get that many goals even with their good run of fixtures coming.

        2. ColdRainyNIght
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          as a Newcastle fan, I know Wilson is a constant points but its not going to be double digit hauls. Watkins imo with the fixtures has can explode with points. BUT, I have not watched many Villa games. Any villa fans? Should I get Watkins?

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        People going A but I feel B could be better now. Have to make the same decision for myself to replace Ings - but unable to decide

    • pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have Bellerin and Grealish, play both?

      1. RIDZ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I also have Bellerin and play him but bench Grealish and play Lamptey

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Benching Grealish is madness lol.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Obviously

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes. Bellerin has good attacking potential, the CS is not the only thing to consider here.

      4. maratus
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Play Grealish or Jorginho?

        1. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          how is this even a question

        2. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Too funny

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Areola
      Robbo Lamptey Dallas KWP
      Salah Son Pulisic Barkley
      Kane Jimenez

      Watkins Stephens

      Thinking of Barkley Robbo> Ziyech PVA for free.

      Can then do Kane Jimenez Pulisic Son> Sterling KDB Vardy Antonio (-8) for GW 10 fixture swing

      Thoughts??

    • huhhh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      HI guys, pulisic sell or hold?

      Alsoany news on lamptey?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I'm waiting for Pulisic news too.
        Read somewhere on here that Lamptey apparently just has the cramps.

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Guys what about havertz to zouma for free? How many minutes did ziyech played last night?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Havertz to Zouma for free? I feel like there's two other players involved in this.

        Ziyech played 75 minutes

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Sorry ziyech

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes

    • Littlefish92
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      What should I do with James Rodríguez?

      Play him in hope he plays or -4tps for zaha

      Or just put asm in his place and put Rodríguez on bench

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        The news are encouraring, I own him myself and will start him with Podence first on bench.

      2. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Start him

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Aurier to Zouma the obvious move even though I already own Chilwell ?

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I would go Bellerin

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Considering Bellerin too, but more from GW12 onwards.

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cresswell?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          On my watchlist for sure with Coufal, but can we trust West Ham defence ?

      3. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cresswell

    • Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Thoughts on this team gents with 2FTs?

      Martinez
      Robbo TAA Semedo
      Salah Grealish Son Podence
      Kane DCL Bamford

      4m - Lamptey Mitchell Reed

      1.1m ITB

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Looks good. Maybe not the best week to have double Pool defense.

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Would u ditch TAA or Robbo mate?

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Front 7 is okay, I'd look to sort the defence. Too much money on Robbo+TAA imo.

      2. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        TAA -> Chilwell

    • Mudda
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Zaha and Son or Sterling/KDB and Bowen?

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Next GW only A
        Long term B

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This.

          Even though I'm tempted to say A for long term too...

    • Mudda
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Who would you guys look to bring on WC?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Apart from the obvious maybe Ziyech.

    • Somnus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      a) Jimi and Saiss to Werner and Konsa (-4)
      b) Jimi and Saiss to Werner and Masuaku/Coufal (-4)
      c) Saiss to Konsa
      d) Saiss to Masuaku/Coufal

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Won't sell jimmy he has saints coming up

        • Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          D

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Anything worth a hit? Starters/bench OK?

        McCarthy
        Zouma, Cancelo, KWP
        Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Podence
        Kane, Jimenez
        (Nyland; Justin, Saiss, Davis)

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Do you think Reece James has more assists in him going forward than Zouma has goals ? And is he completely nailed ?

        1. Mudda
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He is not nailed. Specially considering he played the UCL game.

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Cheers.

        2. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          try to squeeze in chilwell, reece james is not nailed

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I already own Chilwell though.

            1. subhojit123
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yes...but I think on wings ziyech may b good value going forward and we may enter scenario where we will need three Chelsea assets

      4. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell Dallas
        Salah Son James Grealish Foden
        DCL Kane

        Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

        1 FT, 0.0 itb

        1. Saiss >> ?
        2. Save FT (hope my XI all start)
        3. Something else??

        Thanks

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          2

      5. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is it a good move to get in Jesus in place of Kane ?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Way too early.

      6. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Should we get in westham attacking assets? If yes, who looks the best of the bunch with Antonio out?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Fornals for me.

          1. subhojit123
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks buddy

        2. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Bowen or Fornals

      7. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        1. Save.
        2. Barkley-> Grealish (really keen on him).
        3. Something else.

        McCarthy.
        TAA, Chilwell, Ayling.
        Salah, Barkley, Podence, Son.
        Kane, Jimenez, DCL.
        Button, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma.
        1ft, 1.8m ITB.

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Wait til news then if everything clear do it

        2. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          1.

        3. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          save

      8. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        The article says Sterling's numbers aren't too promising this season. But don't we expect that to change when they actually have a fit striker, never mind the fixture swing?

        I'm struggling on which 3 to select from City for the fixture swing. I feel of all the attackers only Sterling and KDB are nailed. Will probably gamble on Cancello too (I'll have a deep bench).

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes

      9. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ryan
        Lamltey-Taa-Justin
        Salhah-Son-Grealish-Foden
        Dcl-Jimi-Werner

        2FT

        Which moves please

        A) Ryan + Jimi > Mendy + Bamford
        B) Ryan + Taa > Mendy + Chilwell
        C) Ryan + Taa + Jimi > Mendy + Chilwell + Bam (-4)

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I would wait for the presser...Brighton have good fixtures.ryan may b got a one day rest

      10. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Best Puli replacement? 0.7 itb

        Martinez
        Robbo - PVA - Lamptey
        Salah - JRod - Son - Pulisic*
        Bamford - Kane - Watkins
        4.0 - Kilman - Dallas - Klich

        Or should I save FT. Not really keen to keep over 8m mid on the bench

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ziyech

      11. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        1. Werner
        2. Jesus
        3. Martial

        Which one of these should i go for considering the upcoming fixture run?
        I have ziyech but no sterling and no United cover.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          United cover?

      12. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Have Zouma.
        Wondering which other 2 Chelsea players I should get.

        I can get Chillwell & Ziyech (out TAA & Havertz) now, so no Werner in the near future most probably

        Or maybe I should save a space for Werner instead?

      13. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A) Puli > Bowen in order to afford Son > Sterling/KDB in GW 10
        B) Puli > Ziyech then Robbo > 4.5 or 5m def to afford a city player

        Thanks guys.

      14. dee_top
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A) Ings to Werner for -4?
        B) Ings to Martial for -4?
        No chelsea and man utd players

        C) play James Rodriguez

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          C

          1. subhojit123
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Exactly on same boat. Leaning slightly towards werner

      15. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would you save here or get Chilwell in for Saiss and play him over Justin or Ayling?

        1FT 2.6 ITB

        McCarthy
        TAA Ayling Justin
        Salah Son Hames Podence
        DCL Kane Bamford

        Steer Bissouma Mitchell Saiss

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Saiss to Chilwell is a good transfer but you can still save and see what you can do with 2ft next week.

        2. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Saiss to Zouma/Chilwell