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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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  1. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts here? 2ft 0.3itb.

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Ayling
    Salah Son Foden Pulisic*
    Jimenez DCL Watkins

    Button Soucek Lewis Taylor

    Thinking Pulisic, Watkins to Werner, Bissouma. Would upgrade Soucek to a starting player for their good run of games. Other suggestions?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Can you downgrade one of pool defenders to get kdb for pulisic?

  2. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Does James starting midweek probably mean a rest for him and rotation with Azpil on the weekend ?

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yep but never know

  3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Guys I am in a bit of a dilemma whether to save ft for the ib

    Martinez 4.0
    Lamptey* robbo dallas kwp chilwell
    Salah son grealish bissou havertz*
    Kane dcl bamford

    0.1itb

    A) havertz to ziyech/hames
    B) save ft and start dallas

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A ziyech

  4. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Morning lads
    McCarthy - 4.0
    Konsa - Zouma - Robbo - Saiss - Taylor
    Mane - Son - James - Romeu - Stephens
    Kane - Wilson - Watkins

    a) Saiss to Dias/Cancelo
    b) Mane to Mo/KDB
    c) James to Greal/Ziyech
    d) Save

    Thanx

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      C to Grealish

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Plan to roll FT & have 2 for international break. Gtg?

    Martinez
    TAA Semedo Lamptey
    Salah Grealish Son Zaha
    Maupay Kane(C) DCL

    Steer Dallas Bissouma Kilman

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Maupay to Wilson , Can see high scoring in Saint vs Newcastle.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Maupay plays Burnley at home #20, could be a higher score than Wilson against Saints.

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I think Maupay will be coming from Sub

  6. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Chances of Werner starting this week?

    Played the full 90 yesterday and was initially planned to be rested last GW before Pulisic injury changed that

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Will start

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Would bet your house on it?

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          What are the odds you offering?

    2. Ranger3
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Really want to captain him

      1. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        He will play

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'd expect him to start, but then again, a relatively 'easy' home game would be the obvious game to rest him and play Abraham/Giroud.

  7. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone selling sterling this week? Don’t have kdb so working out if ster -> auba/ fernandes -> kdb in three weeks is a good call.
    Issues elsewhere are jimi, podence, foden

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I wouldn't be selling him at this stage. Could be a better option than KDB from GW10 when everyone will be buying City players.

    2. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Im thinking of sterling to Zyech

  8. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hi please advise:

    I had Mauoay but got annoyed he didn’t play then pulled the trigger on swapping to Wilson.

    Current team:
    MCCarthy
    Saiss Zouma Dallas
    Salah JRod Barkley Zaha Son
    Kane Wilson Watkins

    Should I cost myself another 4 points or leave as is. If yes then who to who? Got £2.6ITB

    1. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thinking I’d like Ziyech for Barkley but villa have great fixtures but not sure worth him and Watkins

    2. The Willian Dollar Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Barklay to Ziech?

  9. The Willian Dollar Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Really need your help
    Between two possible options:

    A. TAA - Creswell
    Foden - Ziech
    Jimi - Werner

    or

    B. Coady - Chilwell
    Foden - Soucek
    Jimi - Werner

    Already have Zouma and no West Ham

    All help appreciate ( ps. Mentaly prepared to take the hit, im not as cautious as most )

    1. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

      1. The Willian Dollar Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks, thought TAA may be popular

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Guys for the coming gw's my plan is to

    A) robbo son havertz to bellerin ziyech kdb
    B) robbo havertz kane to cancelo kdb werner

    If A is the option then I can make havertz to ziyech now and the rest after ib. If B is the option then. I can save and wait for ib and then do the transfers..

    Which one to choose guys?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I prefer B.

  11. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez
    Robortson, Coufal, James
    Salah, Son , Zaha, Podence
    Calvert-Lewin, Kane, Vardy
    Bench: Peacock-farrel, Bissouma, Taylor, Mitchell

    Who to play and the order of sub
    A. Podence
    B. Bissouma
    C. Mitchell
    D. Taylor

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Morning dzzz, was really hoping to save an FT for the first time season but cant now with Havertz testing positive, sigh! suggestions with 1ft and 0m

    Martinez
    Taa (mci) Lamptey (injured?) James* -- Mitchell* Saiss*.....*rotation prone
    Salah Son Havertz Barnes -- Burke
    DCL Kane Watkins

    A: Havertz >> Ziyech/Grealish/Bowen
    B: Havertz + Saiss >> Any mid from A + Chilwell (-4)
    C: Something else.

  13. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What are people's views on Foden?

    If he starts he's a great (cheap) way into the MCY attack, whose fixtures are about to get great in time for Aguero's return. But if he's lost his starting place then he's probably got to go.

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I had him but got rid. Too much risk of a cameo. I'd get Cancelo instead if you want a cheap route into City as he'll get some clean sheets plus the odd assist. You could then get Sterling/KDB as your main City player in GW10.

      (That's what I'm doing anyway).

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He's playing well but Pep seems (to me) to favour him in the European matches. Ideally you want him to start/play in the easier league EPL matches but I'm unsure how much we can rely on that. I'll probably keep him for this week anyway.

  14. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Morning,

    Any updates if hames and puli will be fit for the weekend??

  15. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hey guys...really confused on this one. Any help will be really appreciated -
    1. Martial
    2. Werner
    3. Both

    Which option shud I go for based on upcoming fixtures

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Werner

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy not an option?

      1. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Vardy is good option but can't afford him

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy is a good shout, although I'm waiting for GW 10 to get him in.

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Werner

  16. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 18 days ago

    So stuck at the moment, my current team is..
    Martinez 4.0
    Dallas TAA Coufal Justin Mitchell
    Son Grealish Zaha Mane Bissouma
    Ings Maupay Kane

    I have 2 FT and 0.0 in the bank.

    Obviously need to get rid of ings so thinking of swapping to Watkins.
    Then thinking of next gameweek of swapping Kane and Zaha for KDB and hopefully Antonio (if fit) eventually moving Maupay for Wilson after that.
    Very unsure whether Watkins is the right change but with their fixture swing after arsenal it does look very appealing compared to a Bamford for example.
    Any help is appreciated on who else to change. Cheers.

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Think its hard to plan for transfers after the ib

  17. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Which one to bench?

    A) Coady (lei)
    B) Justin (WOL)
    C) Jorginho (SHU)

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Jorghino

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sell Jorginho for Soucek, start him . Jorginho without pens is a waste of space in your squad.

  18. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Still unable to decide between Wilson and Wwtkins.

    1. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson definitely

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      The Wilson-Fraser partnership is back. Expecting goals.

    3. Mane Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Im having the same problem, I’m including Bamford in that too. I have ings so want to swap for a cheap striker to give me future funds for KDB but just hard deciding which one to pick. Warming towards Watkins though with their fixture list after Arsenal.

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson easy

    5. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Both good options imo. Can you wait another week given the fixtures aren't ideal for either this week?

  19. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Best move here chaps? And worth starting Holding (AVL)?

    A) Save FT
    B) Mitchell -> Zouma (bench Barkley/Trent?)
    C) Jimenez -> Werner

    McCarthy
    TAA, Bellerin, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Zaha, Barkley
    Kane, Jimenez, Antonio

    Steer, Holding, Mitchell, Bissouma
    Bank 1.1m, 1FT, WC available

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      C

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      double up on arsenal defenders?

  20. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A little overhaul -4 with 2FT’s how does this look?

    TAA Podence Jiminez > Chilwell Bowen Werner -4

    All 3 have nice fixtures including Bowen. With my WC in tact i feel a little punt like this is worth it. Bowen will be a massive differential

    1. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I like it - Could be a huge upside 🙂

  21. Phlajo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Team with 1FT and 0.5 itb

    McCarthy
    TAA, Chilwell, KWP
    Salah Son Hames Grealish
    Vardy DCL Wilson
    (Button - Taylor Mitchel Reed)

    Just roll the FT and stop overthinking/tinkering? Or anything worth a FT? Not really keen on a hit before IB.

    Also, bench order correct? Could play Taylor or Mitchell over KWP

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Looks good. Plenty of options to upgrade/downgrade Jamez if you liked. Zaha, Ziyech, Bowen all great options.

  22. balint84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Rodriguez to Bowen or save him?

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Save

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Save. Good fixtures coming up for Everton.

  23. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any chance Havertz starts this weekend?

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Zero chance . Back after international break.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Almost Zero

  24. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Was Maupay dropped or was he injured last game?

    Wondering if I have to replace him.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Some issue with manager, Potter said he is available for Burnley game

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you!

  25. Mudda
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez or Fabianski? Who other players should I be looking at for WC?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mendy

      1. Mudda
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Don't want to double up on chelsea defense. is it worth?

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Saiss, Havertz to Chilwell, Grealishn good moves?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah

  27. Twisted Melon
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Wilson or Vardy?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Mudda
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ofc Vardy

  28. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Chelsea are definitely going to concede this week aren’t they.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Would be typical

  29. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Which 3 defenders should I use this week:

    Was thinking of having Dallas TAA and Coufal with Justin first sub and Mitchell second?

    Any changes?

  30. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any news about Ryan?

    Will hi starts, or he’s dropped?