Pro Pundits - Tom

Which FPL assets have been creating the most chances for their clubs this season?

Five-time top 1k finisher Tom Freeman, aka avfc82, talks players with assist potential, Aston Villa and Wolves’ young left wing-back in his latest Pro Pundits column.


Fantasy Premier League (FPL) can at times be unpredictable and often margins are fine.

My team’s performance these past couple of weeks sums it up well. Having returned 70 points in Gameweek 6, the same group massively underwhelmed in 7 with just 39.

As a result, I now sit 351,656th overall with a total of 428 points.

After a bad Gameweek, the temptation to rip it up and start again is always there, but in situations like this, it’s sometimes best to take a step back, bank a transfer and look at the bigger picture, which I’m fairly content with right now.

So, as focus turns to Gameweek 8, in this my latest column I’m going to revisit my ‘creators’ table. Now armed with more data, it again reveals some familiar faces, but there are some lesser-spotted names in there, too.

I’ll also touch upon my club Aston Villa and discuss Wolverhampton Wanderers’ new wing-back, Rayan Ait Nouri (£5.0m).

THE CREATORS

It’s been four Gameweeks since I last shared this data, so I thought I’d take another look and see if any previous trends have changed.

For those that missed it first time round, this list show’s each team’s best creator so far using the chances created metric. We’re still working with small sample sizes and waiting for statistics to settle down, but with seven Gameweeks of data now logged, the picture is starting to become clearer.

When looking at this list, there are a number of names you would expect to see, but there are also quite a few surprises.

Somewhat predictably, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m), Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) and James Rodríguez (£7.9m) all feature as they did on the last rundown. However, a new name tops the list.

Thanks for reading, until next time…


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483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    TAA, Ings out ->

    A) Zouma, Kane
    B) Chilwell, Werner
    C) Chilwell, Vardy

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      C.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      B and C sum up my decision this week.

      Heart says vardy

      Head says Werner

    3. cigan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      C

  2. NateDogsCats
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      What way are we expecting Southampton to line up now, then? I'm wondering if there's any possibility of Ralph using Walcott up front, was considering him previously as I thought he looked good against Chelsea and I think he suits the way Soton play but I don't know if he's wanted out wide more or not.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        I'm considering getting Adams in. He'll surely be the focal point now.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          I’m not sure he’s good enough to be a focal point. Guess we’ll find out.

        2. cigan
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          I have Adams but I'm worried, Ings is very important to Adams

    • Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      C

    • 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      What to do with Foden, guys?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        I am sick of Pep playing Mahrez instead of him. If he was playing from the right or more central he would be much more of a threat, rather than left wing

      2. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        I'm transferring out for Ziyech

    • Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      2 free transfers.

      TAA, Saiss, Podence, Jimenez owner. Suggestions?
      Could do TAA, Saiss, Jimenez -> Chilwell, Cresswell, Vardy (-4)

    • JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Who would you target as Ings and possibly Pulisic replacements here? So many options. Trying to plan for the gw10 fix swing. 1FT 0.0ITB

      Martinez
      Chilwell Lamptey KWP
      Salah Son Grealish Pulisic*
      Kane DCL Ings*

      (Steer Taylor Bissouma Saiss)

      1. archiec
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Ings down to Wilson, Lose one of Son or Kane and get in KDB/Sterling and one other City potentially (Foden/Torres)

        Ings, Pulisic, Kane/Son > Wilson, KDB/Sterling, Foden/Torres/Jota

    • RUUD!
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      What do we make of Franks comments on Pulisic, will he start against the Blades?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Yeah but might get hurt in warmup again

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Said he has a small tear, which still sounds like something you wouldn’t risk just before a 2 week break. Not like Chelsea are struggling for options.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Doubt it, why risk it

    • lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Jiminez to Wilson for a FT ? Allows me to do son to kdb gw10. Good plan?

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Best one week punt before WC?

      A) Ayling --> Chilwell (shu)
      B) Maupay --> Haller (FUL)

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        A

        1. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          B as a massive differential.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            I wouldn’t be surprised if Bowen plays up front

      2. NateDogsCats
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Haller is awful

      3. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Perreira&Jimmy out for Ziyech&Wilson -4?

        Yes?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Not for a hit

        2. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          OR

          Perreira&Jimmy out for Rashford&Adams

      4. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Best defender other than Cress or Coufal up to 5.2?

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Bellerin

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            This

        2. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Zouma, Wolves lwb, Dallas

        3. Jonflamingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Targett

      5. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Start One:

        A: Trent

        B: Foden

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          A

      6. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        So many options, what would you do with this lot? 2FTs and 0.6itb

        Mccarthy (Button)
        TAA Konsa Justin (Holding Mitchell)
        Salah JRod Son Soucek (Bissouma)
        DCL Werner Kane

        1. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          TAA out and hold other FT

          1. JollyGoodYellows
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Cheers. Was tempted to do TAA + Soucek > Zouma + Grealish but maybe it's better to get Grealish in after the IB

      7. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Thoughts?

        1FT, 1.1 ITB:

        Martinez, Peacock-Farrell

        TAA, Chilwell, Saiss, Lamptey, Mitchell

        Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, Alzate

        Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Fine for this GW. Could move Saiss out but there's opinion he might not be totally done as an option yet.

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Cheers, Denial

      8. davies
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Kane > Vardy going to be popular in GW10

        1. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Already eyeing it up myself. Amazing fixtures for Vardy from Gw10-13

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Might do it in GW9.

      9. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Martinez

        Robbo Zouma Lampety Mitchell Saiss

        Salah Son Grealish Perreira Alzate

        Kane Jimmy DCL

        Really stuck with 1FT and 0.9ITB.

        Any suggestions would be welcome.

        1. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Saiss to Chilwell

          1. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Double on Chelsea defence? Hmm. Hadn't really thought of that as an option.

            Perreira to a WH mid?

            1. xHaTr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              Pereira to Bowen also looks pretty good

        2. The Mighty Whites
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Maybe Saiss to Cresswell or Pereira to JWP / Fornals?

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Actually yeah, Saiss to Chilwell sounds good

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              OK cheers guys.

      10. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Sterling is a trap. Most likely to be rested over City's good fixtures.

        1. Labile
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          KDB time

        2. Henrik Larsson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          I think your right the more I think about it. KDB it is.

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Having a good Vice © can do
          Kevin plays so deep currently

      11. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        RP from last article.

        Been really stewing over my Saiss replacement all week. It's a really crucial decision in terms of setting up my team for future moves.

        Martinez Forster
        Semedo Saiss James Lamptey Mitchell
        Salah Son Grealish Rashford Foden
        Kane DCL Davis

        1.1m ITB.

        A) Saiss > Chilwell
        B) Saiss > Zouma
        C) Saiss + Foden > Coufal + Ziyech -4

        I'm leaning B. Purely because of the flexibility it offers me in terms of getting City assets.

        If I do B and keep the money in the bank, I can do in GW10:
        A) Rashford + Kane > KdB + Jesus
        B) Semedo + Rashford > KdB + Coufal
        C) Foden + Kane > KdB + Wilson

        All for no hits if I can roll my FT in GW9 as planned.

        If I get Chilwell a lot of these moves are off. Especially B which would preserve Kane.

        Coufal option now is tempting as well, but if I get Ziyech in for Foden I'm actively trying to gain points in the short-term rather than plan for City coverage in GW10. This method places a lot of faith in Ziyech who has no direct replacements and will have to ride out a few weeks. I'm not sure I'm convinced yet. Keeping Foden for this week is nice too because in the event that Jota becomes a must-have, he's an easy like-for-like swap to Jota.

        Am I on the right track here or is there something glaringly obvious that I'm missing?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Really interesting points. Same issue for me.

          Chilwell is the obvs replacement for saiss

          But zouma makes getting strrling and kdb an option gw10 I think .....

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            although I think I'm just going to get chilwell

            Going for the obvious move is often better than going for the clever move

            Chilwell feels a great option

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              He is but is Chilwell really worth 0.7m more than Zouma and locking you out of City GW10 options? I think not. Zouma is a baps magnet too if it's a low scoring game. I think he can at least compete with Chilwell and who knows, he might have more headers in him too.

        2. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          2 Kane to Wilson
          3 Foden to KDB
          1 Saiss to Coufal

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Then a few weeks time sort out the rest of your defence

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              So Saiss > Coufal this week and save?

              That's also an option. I think I prefer Zouma for the Chelsea double though. That defense is good. And I'd steal a march on the single Chelsea defense teams.

        3. Rashleigh Runabouts
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            If you really wanted Chilwell, you could generate some funds from Semedo to Kilman maybe. As it stands though, I'd do B and B. I'm getting in Chilwell for Saiss, just think he's a better option long term than Zouma. I'm stewing over my Ings replacement! GL mate.

          • NateDogsCats
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              Are you going to keep Zouma/Chilwell after GW10 if you go down one of those routes? If not then I'd just go with Zouma if you're set on a Chelsea def, otherwise it seems like you're struggling for flexibility not only initially but also possibly later on as if you're looking to move money around you will have used an extra transfer and might need yet another depending on circumstances.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Is zouma actually nailed??

                1. NateDogsCats
                    4 months, 17 hours ago

                    Yeah he's played every game so far for Chelsea and has looked really good. He's also getting in at least one header at goal in practically every game IIRC.

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Yeah I'm not buying this defender to be someone I sell in GW10 that's for sure.

                  Zouma looks a pretty safe bet. Chelsea look really good with Mendy, Zouma, Silva backline.

            • 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              Jesus could become a very interesting option now that he's fit again. Especially if aguero is out for a bit longer.

              1. Jonflamingo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Aguero prob back really soon been 15 days 🙁

              2. NateDogsCats
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  I want to go for Jesus but don't think I can bring myself to do so if Aguero is fit / nearly fit. He's exceptional when in form but I think he's at a point now where he's just going to endlessly pick up injuries even with Guardiola only giving him 50-60 mins a week, but even then I can see Jesus being rotated a lot with Sterling and Torres.

              3. Labile
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                We are all jumping on City..!

                Look at Liverpool’s fixtures from GW 10..

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Most people already have Salah and TAA I think. Who would you get as a 3rd option? Need to see more regular starts from Jota to even consider him

                  1. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 18 hours ago

                    Mané!

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 18 hours ago

                      Too expensive

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Jota maybe over Foden if he can win a starting spot.

              4. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                I dreamt of Son(C) hat trick and Kane assist last night. Woke up to realise that the GW hadn't even started yet. Pffft.

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Put the armband on Kane then. You already jinxed Son in your dreams

              5. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Best pulisic replacement?

                A....ziyech

                B....zaha

                C....grealish. already got Watkins. Don't really want double villa at arsenal away

                Getting zaha or grealish makes it a great deal easier to bring in city assets gw10.

                Or maybe just stick with pulisic? Concern is that even if he is fit he may not start tho ...

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Wait for more news. Pulisic might be fit 🙂

                2. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  I went B. Even Pulasic recovers he won't start from the off.

                3. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  C

              6. Bumbaclot
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                How’s Trent and podence to grealish and chilwell sound guys? For free

              7. Henrik Larsson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Dias or Cancelo?

                1. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  I'm going both on wc next week. Dias looks more, dare I say it, "nailed". Cancelo great attacking stats.

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 hours ago

                    Double city defensively? Would block out getting two city attackers. Not for me no. Plenty of good options in defence (TAA, Robbo, Bellerin, Chilwell, Zouma etc etc). One city defender is more than enough imo

                    1. Jonflamingo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 hours ago

                      City way more solid now than Liv. Both very low ownership is a plus for me with the Chelsea fixtures getting a bit tougher. Happy with Just KDB don't trust Sterling and Aguero due back to challenge Jesus again. Liv I'm just going with Robertson, Salah and will punt on Jota. Big hitters likely to be Salah, KDB and Vardy.

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Dias if you don’t have a fully playing back line. Cancelo if all you def plays

                3. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Dias is my gw10 transfer

                4. Henrik Larsson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 17 hours ago

                  Cheers lads. Think I'm swaying towards Dias at the moment for safety.

              8. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                FYI those looking at JWP, he may be forced to play LB this week against Newcastle (southampton fan).

                1. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  It's those FK's plus likely to be on Pens now that Ings out. (Non-owner)

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 hours ago

                    yes, not saying that's worth not trading him in. because he is a great option, just something to know.

              9. Fernandito
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Martinez
                TAA James Lamptey
                Rashford Salah Son Foden
                Kane Watkins DCL

                Steer Saiss Miitchell Anguissa

                A Foden to Bowen/Fornals
                B Saiss to Zouma
                C Both for a -4
                D if Lamptey fit, TAA & Foden to Chilwell & Ziyech

              10. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Do you think it's worth to get Sheffield Uts assets from gw9?

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Not by the looks of it. Might be subjet to change. Let's see how they get on vs Chelsea

                2. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Nah

              11. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Maupay, Pulisic and Saiss in my team. Luckily I got 2 FT to sort some of it out. Hoping I only need to use one (preferably Saiss). Don't want Wilson. Rather have Antonio when fit.

              12. BEEZUS
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Are Pulisic owners holding? I think I will - also have Saiss and Ings

                1. Jonflamingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Don't see him starting the game even if he recovers. Best case scenario will be impact sub. Got him for a -4 last week in place of Grealish. So angry just ditched him for Zaha

                  1. JJO
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 18 hours ago

                    Well you being angry and transfering him out doesnt mean anything
                    Sorry,but we will have to wait for next Lamps press

              13. wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                Quick Question lads, which Prem game this GW will have the most goals in it in total??

                (Just a comp I'm in whereby you select one team every week and you score the amount of goals in the game they played).

                Initial thoughts were So'ton v New game but with Ings out i'm not sure?

                1. NateDogsCats
                    4 months, 17 hours ago

                    Very hard to call (like most things this season).

                    - Everton v MU could very well have a lot of goals in it as most of their home games (7,6,4) and MU's away games (5 each) have had so far
                    - West Brom can't stop conceding and Spurs could bury them but could still concede too
                    - City v Pool could easily be a goalfest just as easily as it could be decided by the odd goal

                    I'd go with Everton v MU myself

                    1. wasp3000
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 17 hours ago

                      cheers pal....good point on the Eve MU game.