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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best Ings replacement? Got Mitro and Werner and 3.4m itb.

    1. Rashleigh Runabouts
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Kane, Vardy or maybe Jesus. Or go cheaper, Bamford. Wilson, Anotnio to upgrade your midfield. Plenty of choice, which isn't always helpful. Think I'm going cheap to get funds ready for KDB later. GL

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Vardy is top of my list atm. Cheers, GL to u too.

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Has to be Kane

      • Jonflamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Looking ahead with the fixture swing probably Vardy, Wilson, Watkins or Jesus if Aguero takes longer to recover.

      • I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Kane, Martial or Wilson.

      • ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'm thinking of going Bamford and saving the cash but in your shoes I'd be tempted to go for Vardy.

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Any opinions on this lot ? 0.0 itb and 1 ft

      Mccarthy
      Chilwell Robertson TAA
      Salah Son Soucek Grealish Foden
      Kane DCL

      Forster Watkins Ayling Douglas

    3. davies
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If Soucek blanks this week (FUL) I’m selling for Jota next week...

      Thoughts?

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

        I don’t hate it, those holding Soucek for the fixtures to turn will be left disappointed I feel

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He's a great enabler IMO.
        I'll keep him unless Kane flops. Because if i move Kane on i can upgrade Soucek

        Jota can be good option

      3. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        5th mid here so will give him fulham atleast then back to bench for watkins next week

    4. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      What would you do with Foden?

      With him starting yesterday, I think he gets benched against at the weekend.

      Would you take him out? Of yes, for whom?

      Already own Havertz, Son, Grealish and Salah. 3.5m itb

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Good question I might give him one more chance

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

        Tough, how about Bowen?

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          He's an amazing player but not really fancying him FPL wise for some reason.. the points will be spread in that whm team with Bowen being assisting the assitor

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

            He had talisman like stats for hull, double figure goals and assists before joining West Ham.

            I also feel moyes may start him up top vs Fulham as haller is testing his patience

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Downgrade Jimenez and upgrade Foden to KDB/Raz.

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Might probably end up doing this, but in gw10... Havertz is the one I'd wanna lose

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            You should be able to find a replacement for him in GW10.

      4. Cto
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        KDB, Mahrez, sterling, Ferran

        All started and played more ...

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Keeping Foden. If his place appears lost, the switch is to Bowen or Jota.

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          What is the Jota move? Who of Liverpool is injured for him to get chance?!

          1. RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Granted he scored hatrick but is he strong enough to remove Firmino?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              TBD. We will see. It's possible. If so, he's essential.

      6. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I have similar issue, thinking Foden to Zaha, with rest money probably do Son to Kdb after spurs wba match. Can advice me on something similar below?

    5. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      2ft and 0itb, can I grab your thoughts on what to do?

      Johnstone
      Trent KWP Dallas
      Son Mo Sterling Grealish Lookman
      Werner DCL

      Button Saiss Brewster Mitchell

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Saiss -> Chilwell

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

          Zero itb, so can do zouma or Bellerin

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Trent to Chilwell and roll other FT.

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Better option?

      A) Rashford
      B) Ziyech

      The 1.5m saved on Ziyech allows Son to KDB/Raz in GW10 while keeping Kane.

      If I go Rashford I will sell Kane for a City mid and go 352 while keeping Son.

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

        B due to flexibility, I wouldn’t make a call on who to sell out of Kane or Son yet. But B gives you the choice

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          That does make sense. Cheers mate!

      2. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Im going for B as a punt. Hopefully it pays off, Chelsea attack looks great and will hammer some teams by 5 or 6

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Think I'm leaning towards him now too. Cheers bro!

      3. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Always choose Flexibility as you never know so B, can advice me below bro?

      4. archiec
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I think Kane is the better Spurs asset and I like the look of Ziyech. Option B would be my choice

    7. Labile
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone against getting rid of Son and Kane In gw 10/11?

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

        Ill probably just sell Kane

      2. Jonflamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Scared but ye, moving them on with the wildcard.

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'll definitely get rid of one for a City asset but just not sure who it'll be.

      4. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Kane to Vardy maybe.

      5. davies
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        My defence is a bit light (Chil/Lamp/Kil/Mitch/Dun) so might do Kane > Vardy to upgrade one of them

        Otherwise holding

      6. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I think they are fixture proof so keeping - I stupidly sold Son before the haul v Saints away

      7. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        With Ings saving (If I don't go for Tony M) I am looking at Son/Kane to KDB/Vardy

        1. Labile
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Me too

      8. NateDogsCats
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I only have Son but I'm probably hanging on a bit longer. Then again I have Bruno that I can move out, I'd rather keep but there are other great options around and I could do with City cover and MU don't exactly have great fixtures for a while.

      9. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Zouma or Coufal?

      10. Bumbaclot
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Sorry shameless repost after no responses.

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

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

          Sounds great, FPL general has done that exact move

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Solid moves

      11. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I’ve held Bruno since GW2. United look bad but fixture swing soon. Tempted to transfer out for Ziyech but not sure. What do we think?

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          keep everton and west brom next, should do well

          1. NateDogsCats
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Agree with this. Fixtures after this aren't the best for a fair while, I'm sure he'll still pick up points but at 10.5 and with other great value options or LIV/City options to bring in I think it's time for him to go. Unless MU look like picking up form but even then those fixtures are rough.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Keep for two weeks then reconsider.

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Those who are forced to keep Saiss for this week, would you start him?
          Over someone like Justin maybe

          1. RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Probably start Justin or Mitchell even better..Can advice below mate? Similar Saiss quandry

          2. Dirtymeercat666
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Id probably play Justin over him

        3. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Draft one so money no object, Bamford over Lacazette?

        4. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Jimenez->Dcl or Kane->Dcl in gw9?

        5. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Worth doing which of these?
          1) Saiss + Foden to Coufal + Zaha(-4) Have just Jesus for Mcity ripe matches/Vardy unless i further remove JRodriguez after Fulham
          2) Saiss to Coufal and play Foden, then bring Kdb + Jesus for Son + Kane after their WBA match
          3) Saiss to Cresswell, play Foden, Keep Son + Jesus/Vardy for the run
          Bench cover for Foden is Mitchell and James

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            2 for me for these. I predict Zaha form to dip just when his ownership rises - he has never returned consistently in the past.

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Prefer 2

            Would prefer to build a plan in which you can get rid of Foden as well as bring Kevin.

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Probably Jota seems the flavor now for Foden

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Id say 2.

            Can look to sell Foden for Bowen/Fornals if they do well.

        6. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Start:
          A) Lamptey (BUR)
          B) Robertson (mci)

          Cheers

          1. RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            A as Walker seems decent form to.block.Robbo...Advice me above?

          2. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I think lamptey, burnley cant attack and pool face city so you gotta favour lamptey

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Bench Robbo can't see them keeping a CS for sure.

          4. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Seems unanimous, and makes sense. Thanks all

        7. Oak_Invincibles
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          For a -4, which one is better:

          A- Pulisic+Ings -> Ziyech+Wilson
          B- Pulisic+Ings -> Grealish+Werner

          Cheers

          1. HODGE
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            B EASYILY

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

            B

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

          Who’s everyone captaining in GW9?

          I’m thinking DCL (ful)...

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

            Mo

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Rashford if MUN don't look completely awful in the next few games.

          3. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Haven't really thought about it. Maybe Bruno if I get him, maybe Salah/Mane

          4. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I think Salah

        9. cigan
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Who would you sell?

          A - Trent
          B - Robbo

          1. cigan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            don't need cash atm

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            It's a flip-a-coin toughie, but if you have both, then imo A

        10. HODGE
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Jota whats peoples thoughts?

          A)Get him now
          B)Wait and see
          C)Dont get him he's a rotation risk

          1. cigan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            easy B - Firmino will start against City

            1. HODGE
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              I think Jota will start, he's playing so well don't see how he can't

              1. cigan
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Klopp basically confirmed Firmino will start after yesterday's game. It will be an experienced trusted team because City are a much more solid team than Atalanta

                Jota on current form looks like scoring all the time tho, even if he doesn't start. I'm considering getting him after internationals

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            B

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            B

        11. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          The fact Tom Freeman still has Vinagre in his team makes me feel ill.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Id happily have Vinagre in my team if I had his rank and WC available. I guess he doesn't waste transfers.

        12. Labile
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ings and Puli ➡️ Mané and Che Adams?

          Have Salah

          1. cigan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Good move but would consider Vardy & Grealish as well

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Thanks mate have Grealish already

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Kevin and Wilson might be a better combo

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Have plans for Kdb already not too fussed with Wilson

              Thanks tho

          3. HODGE
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            looks good

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Thanks

          4. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Why Mane?
            Will you cap him over Salah? And do you think he's good value if you don't cap him?
            Soton will struggle without Ings imo.

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Take a look at Liverpool’s long term fixtures.. there incredible

              And your probably right actually yeah.. how about Bamford?

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                The fixtures only get really good from GW14 onwards.
                I have the double up and I'm selling Mane this week to free up cash to upgrade other positions.

                Bamford looks a good option.

        13. Mr Ozil
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          What to do with Maupay?

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Keep for Burnley and villa

          2. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I would sell for bamford/watkins

          3. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I'm keeping for now as I have more pressing issues like Saiss, and maybe Pulisic.

            Potter: "Sometimes mistakes are made, things are said and the line is crossed. It's about how you react.

            "There's no problem with Neal, we've dealt with it and moved forward and he is training with the group.

            "We've all made mistakes, and now we're stronger for it."

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              From todays press conference I presume.
              Sounds like a hold to me.

              1. MESSINHO
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Yes, he said these like 10 minutes ago.

          4. korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Keeping.

            1. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              2 blanks, and a now show last 3 games, Ings still only 11 points infront for ex. I think that is the secret to the cheap assets. just keep them, unless its total misery, which it is not, the team around him is performing pretty ok.

        14. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Danny Ings... NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

          4-6 weeks isn't as bad as it could have been. Practical FPL thoughts:
          - JWP will be on penalties
          - Che Adams the main man up front
          - Obafemi (or Long) could be second striker and represent some value.

          We actually create quite a few chances with the high press, so while none of the replacements are as clinical as Ings. I think there will still be a fair few goals.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            So is Che Adams a good shout without Ings? I wanted him but injury making me rethink. Please tell

            1. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              i would think Ings out will affect Che output negativly.

        15. icanseethroughyou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Squad is currently

          Martinez Forster
          Semedo Lamptey Justin KWP Robertson
          Salah Grealish Foden Son Bissouma
          Kane DCL Brewster

          Thinking of the following for a -4 hit:

          Robertson/Foden/Brewster to Zouma/Jota/Wilson.

          Thoughts?

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

          Is this the only update we will get from the likes of Mourinho before the deadline?

        17. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Kane and Lookman to Watkins and Kevin looks good for next week...

          Oh wait, already 3 Villa players in team!!!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Really not sure if Watkins is a good pick. You're probably better off without him. Think I'm selling him to get Grealish in midfield.

        18. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Would you do Robbo > Chillwell?

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Yes

        19. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Keep Robbo and TAA for city?

          Rest of defence is a shambles with Saiss, Mitchell and Dunne.

          Got 2 ft

        20. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          the more I work on my WC GW10 draft the more I lean towards a 3-5-2 with a 18-19M max upfront 6.5 / 6 / 4.5 (brewster) which would be a first time for me.

          But there seems to be so good value in Midfield this season and with low-priced FW that it's hard to ignore.

          Also, clean sheets have dropped to an average of 5.4 per GW (3 previous seasons) to 4.7 this season which is not a big gap but still enough to consider money at the back could be a mistake this year ( a lot of CS wipped out by the number of penalties too)

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Moving money forward to attack seems to be where the value is, for now anyway

        21. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          GP on maupay

          Sometimes mistakes are made and tempers are high," he said.

          He said sometimes a line is crossed but there is no problem with Neal, they have dealt with it, and it wasn't his "finest hour".
          "It would be nice if everything was rosey," said Potter.

          He is playing with the group and is available for selection.

          1. zon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Nice. No need to waste a FT there then. Cheers for sharing