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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    If it’s clear from Lampard that Pulisic may make bench this week and will definitely be back after international break is he a hold? Or still get rid. If out my team would be (*I will move Saïss to Coufal/Cresswell/Bellerin)

    Martinez
    TAA Saïss* Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Son Podence Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Forster Pulisic Mitchell Brewster

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

      Plan to replace the Pulisic slot with a City player in GW10.

  2. Park the bus
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Pulisic owners waiting until Friday press conference before making their move? Ziyech or Havertz the obvious replacement as don't want to miss out on that tasty fixture (dont own Werner)

    1. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, no reason not to wait. His price won't drop until then, his replacement (prob Ziyech for me) won't rise too unless he goes nuts tonight.

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'd love to save a transfer this week, but not sure I can have Puli not playing. I also have Saiss to worry about, though I'm more happy benching him. Sideways to Ziyech, probably, or I might just go back to JRod.

  3. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      on Alex Telles: "He has got to be negative on his next test so let’s hope we can get him back as soon as possible."

      so he could be in contention for gw8 if he tests negative?

      1. Park the bus
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        wouldnt have thought so - will depend on long he's isolated for and what symptoms have been. if he's been floored by it, then i doubt he'll have recovered to play

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Agree with ParkieTB - He may well have had few or no effects, but hasn't been training with the squad - so doubtful

  4. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is this team G2G or are there any other changes that you would make to it

    Areola

    Chilwell Semedo Keane

    Son Havertz Grealish Zaha

    DCL (vc) Kane (c) Jimenez

    Martinez Lookman Dallas Lamptey

    0FT No WC 0.7 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Sooner or later the GK should go.
      No hit this week could work.
      Pool can destroy you quickly if they start scoring like CL.

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 hours ago

      You know havertz has covid right?

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Any news from Potter on Maupay?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  6. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Foden>Bowen this week allows me to do son>rashford next week. Good plan ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Son out doesn't sound too good.

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

        It doesnt I agree but son will make a comeback later

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Not for me

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

      Removing Son is fine but I'd like to see more from United before moving to Rashford.

  7. Tingate
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Worst start possible so need to start making ground somehow.

    Guaita
    James - Lamptey - Robertson
    Sterling - Foden - Salah - Podence
    Jiménez - Kane - Watkins

    Forster - Targett - Mitchell - Burke £0.6M ITB 2FT

    A) Podence > Grealish, Jiménez > Bamford/Wilson for free
    B) Targett > Chilwell, Jimenez > Bamford (£1.7M ITB)
    C) Other

    Thanks!

    1. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I like A with Wilson. Happy owner of both Wilson and Grealish myself, and Wilson even seems like a small differential...

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A Bamford

  8. Totti
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    who to get in the coming fixtures instead of foden?

    A) zaha
    B) grealish
    C) bowen

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B if you can afford it.
      Depends on how you spend if you get Bowen.

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        even against arsenal?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          You need to look at fixtures beyond GW8

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Keep Foden if you think Grealish fails this GW.

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            may be get bowen and then grealish
            what do u think?

            1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              waste of a transfer, just get Grealish or stick with Foden

              1. Totti
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                ok 🙂 thanks mate
                really appreciated
                what is the order of those players according to fixtures?
                grealish
                bowen
                zaha

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

      B

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      definitely Grealish

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        against arsenal?

    5. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe hold this week and give yourself the extra transfer over the IB. All those moves will still be on then. I'd prefer Grealish - particularly after this week, though (Zaha does have better fixtures, but AV more attacking).

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        what about bowen?

  9. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What to do with 2nd FT. Still have WC.

    First transfer will be Robbo to Chilwell.

    2nd transfer:
    A. Vassilev to Bamford/Antonio (if fit)
    B. Save FT for after IB

    0.4itb 2ft
    Martinez
    Ayling Taylor TAA Robbo
    Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
    DCL Kane
    (Peacock Justin Bissouma Vassilev)

  10. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Would you do of TAA > 6.4m to fund Ings > Vardy? Cheers.

    McCarthy
    Justin - TAA - Konsa
    Salah - Podence - Hamez - Son
    Kane - Ings - DCL

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Probably with 2FT

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cool just cant see who else to get in place ahead of Vardy - 9m to spend on fwd

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I would rather get in Bamford or Antonio and the funds to bring in KDB/Sterling

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            cool thanks for reply

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Based on fixtures & performance, yes. 6.4 get you a mcy/che def +Vardy

  11. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    2fts to replace saiss and pulisic probably. What is the best combo?

    The cheaper I go the more I have for city in gw10...... or do I just go with the original plan of A and very hard to plan too far ahead.....thanks

    A....Chilwell ziyech

    B....Chilwell zaha

    C....Zouma ziyech

    D.....Zouma zaha

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. Rhysd007
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A would be my preferred option, but I'd sacrifice for C for a City green streak

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers....think I'll end up going A.

        Feels like I can try and plan but things never go the way I intended...

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          BOL - hope it works out

    5. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      C

  12. Angelic upstart
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Best replacement for Ings for up to 9.5m
    Will be needed for 4/5 gameweeks.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      If you can squeeze another .5 then Vardy otherwise Wilson, Bamford, Antonio and use cash elsewhere

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

      Dcl

  13. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Any news on Lamptey?

    1. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Potter didn't say anything on Lamptey's injury. No news = good news.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  14. Rhysd007
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hi guys, gonna have to take a hit for Ings. 11m in bank.

    A) Vardy
    B) Werner
    C) Wilson
    D) Watkins

    Kane & Bam the other two. Thanks

    1. Samir16
        4 months, 1 day ago

        probably wilson and keep the cash for city mids

        1. Rhysd007
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          kdb going deeper and deeper tho right? Would you go Sterling then?

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        11m itb - you have a plan for it, like a pension? 🙂

        ABC all good options imo, D slightly less so as you'd expect. I'm leaning toward Vardy for his fixtures. Che are rapidly coming together as a squad, so can't rule out Werner. Wilson has settled into the New squad well and with Fraser fit, it's a great combo at a cheap price

        1. Must.Go.Faster.
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Hahaha

          • Rhysd007
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I did have a plan in the MF but all hell has broken loose in defence and attack! Thanks 🙂

      • The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Any love for Reece James if money too tight. I know Zouma and Chilwell better but seems a bit more nailed.

        1. The Fantasy Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Than he was.

        2. NateDogsCats
            4 months, 1 day ago

            He will still rotate with Azpi sometimes although he definitely seems to have the better of the number of games. With Ziyech fit now though it's possible he won't attack that right flank as much as he did in the first number of gameweeks as he has a natural RW ahead of him while before he often had players like Havertz and Mount there who wouldn't be best utilised there. That's just conjecture on my part though.

        3. tbhogal
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Hi Guys,

          G2G or are any changes needed guys?

          Martinez (Steer)
          Chilwell, Robbo, Lamptey (Saiss, Mitchell)
          Podence, Salah, Son, Grealish (Foden)
          Bamford, DCL, Kane

        4. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          So Potter mentioned the Maupay situation is "dealt with", but did he mention anything about the goalkeeper situation?

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            "Maty Ryan is a great professional who wants to play and he's responded well to not playing on Sunday.

            "But it's also good for our academy and Rob who made his debut.

            "Our togetherness is strong and the training has been good this week."

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Has he been "taken care of" 😮

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

            "Maty Ryan is a great professional who wants to play and he's responded well to not playing on Sunday.

            "But it's also good for our academy and Rob who made his debut.

            "Our togetherness is strong and the training has been good this week."

          4. teneighty
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers guys!

            I think I'll keep for Burnley at least then and hope he gets a start.

        5. Gooner97
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Sell 1

          A) Foden
          B) Podence (I own Jimi too)

          For:

          A) Jota
          B) Bowen

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            B and A if nailed to start

        6. Samir16
            4 months, 1 day ago

            WC active, 0itb
            Mendy/ McCarthy
            Zouma, Ayling, Cancelo, Creswell, Kilman
            Grealish, Ziyech, Salah, KDB, Fornals
            Kane(c), Wilson, Brewster

            for this gw, bench: McCarthy, Kilman, Cancelo, Brewster.

            any transfers or changes to bench?

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Fornals - he is doing well presently but Im not a fan in terms of FPL. I get the Brewster play to free up funds but to be honest, Id prefer a playing forward at 6m so you can elect to go 3 up front some weeks but everyone is different.

          • FPL Egregious
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Best Ings replacements?
            Let's say budget isn't an issue.
            My other 2 strikers are Kane and Wilson.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Dominic

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                DCL is the safest pick, martial if you feel punty

                1. FPL Egregious
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  I have Rashford so no martial. Dcl looks steady although not very explosive (apart from that hat trick). But at least he delivers regularly.

              2. FPL Egregious
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Looks like a steady Eddie. Which is great for his price!

            2. Gromit
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy

              1. FPL Egregious
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                I thought of him but planning of a straight swap with kane after the international break.

          • ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Used a FT, got another FT and 3M in bank. Anything worth doing?

            McCarthy
            Zouma, Mitchell, Taylor
            Grealish, Salah, Rashford, Son
            Mitrovic, Kane, DCL

            Steer, Bissouma, Lascelles, Mitchell

            1 - Mitchell to Coufal/Creswell
            2 - Mitchell to Kilman
            3 - Mitrovic to Wilson
            4 - Mitrovic to Bamford

            1. Samir16
                4 months, 1 day ago

                you've mentioned mitchell twice in defense

                1. ajay_kl +42
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Apologies, got Justin starting and Mitchell on bench

              • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                4 Mitchell will start when back from injury

            2. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Apparently potter didnt say anything about Lamptey?

            3. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Switch UCL captain to Ronaldo from KdB(10 Points)?

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Or messi if you have him

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers

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

                Same dilemma here. It's on Lewa (10 pts too) for me. I'm probably sticking, as CR7 needs to score more than 2 goals to outscore him.

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  I already swapped it, my line of thinking is that I play fantasy UCL mostly just for fun. I think Juve will do some damage against Ferencvaros so lets see what happens.

                  1. MESSINHO
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Like you POV. GL mate 🙂

            4. Paulybaby123
                4 months, 1 day ago

                What was all that about with Ajax yesterday fake news before there match with 11 players testing positive.. V annoying.. Also is fati likely to start later on??

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Could go either way with Fati, he'll be replacing a 1 pointer for me anyway as I've had a bad week so far.

              • ace3.1415
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Best replacement for ings up to 6.5? I have DCL and Kane.

                  1. MESSINHO
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Probably Wilson.

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

                    Willy.

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

                    I'm edging towards Bamford

                  4. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Im considering going all the way down to Brewster to finance Grealish in mf

                • Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Who is planning to get Martial?

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    was my cappy in wk 2.
                    no thanks

                • Nespinha
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Mccarthy
                  Robbo, Saiss, KWP
                  Salah, Bruno, Son, Podence, Grealish
                  DCL, Werner
                  ((Subs - 4.0, Mitchell, Davis, Ferguson))

                  2FT 1.1ITB

                  Planning on KDB in two weeks
                  Saiss to Cresswell/Zouma and roll?

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Chilwell and roll.

                • Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Play one, also playing Jimenez (lei)

                  A) Justin (WOL)
                  B) Kilman (lei)

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    You always ask tough questions. 🙂

                    A

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

                    b

                • Azathoth
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  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

                • La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Is this worth -4?

                  Barkley Pulisic ➡ Ziyech JWP

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      I'm not sold on Barkley but Villa have a nice run of fixtures coming up. Can't say I'm convinced by JWP as an FPL asset but he should be on pens now which could help. Maybe just Pulisic to Ziyech and avoid the hit?

                    • teneighty
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      I would just do the Puli -> Ziyech move.