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
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

  2. Park the bus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days 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
    3 months, 22 days ago

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days 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
        3 months, 22 days 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
          3 months, 22 days 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
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 21 days ago

      You know havertz has covid right?

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Any news from Potter on Maupay?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

  6. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Son out doesn't sound too good.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        It doesnt I agree but son will make a comeback later

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Not for me

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 22 days 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
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A Bamford

  8. Totti
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        even against arsenal?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          You need to look at fixtures beyond GW8

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Keep Foden if you think Grealish fails this GW.

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

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

              1. Totti
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      definitely Grealish

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        against arsenal?

    5. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days 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
        3 months, 22 days ago

        what about bowen?

  9. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
    3 months, 22 days 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 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Probably with 2FT

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            cool thanks for reply

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

  11. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

    3. Rhysd007
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days 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
          3 months, 22 days ago

          BOL - hope it works out

    5. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      C

  12. Angelic upstart
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Dcl

  13. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Any news on Lamptey?

    1. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

  14. Rhysd007
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days 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
        3 months, 22 days ago

        probably wilson and keep the cash for city mids

        1. Rhysd007
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days 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.
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Hahaha

          • Rhysd007
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days 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
        3 months, 22 days 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
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Than he was.

        2. NateDogsCats
            3 months, 22 days 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
          3 months, 22 days 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
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Has he been "taken care of" 😮

          3. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers guys!

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

        5. Gooner97
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Sell 1

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

          For:

          A) Jota
          B) Bowen

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            B and A if nailed to start

        6. Samir16
            3 months, 22 days 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
              3 months, 22 days 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Dominic

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                DCL is the safest pick, martial if you feel punty

                1. FPL Egregious
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

            2. Gromit
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Vardy

              1. FPL Egregious
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

          • ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

                you've mentioned mitchell twice in defense

                1. ajay_kl +42
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Apologies, got Justin starting and Mitchell on bench

              • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                4 Mitchell will start when back from injury

            2. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Apparently potter didnt say anything about Lamptey?

            3. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

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

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Or messi if you have him

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Cheers

              2. MESSINHO
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days 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
                  3 months, 22 days 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
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Like you POV. GL mate 🙂

            4. Paulybaby123
                3 months, 22 days 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
                  3 months, 22 days 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
                  3 months, 22 days ago

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

                  1. MESSINHO
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Probably Wilson.

                  2. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Willy.

                  3. ElliotJHP
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    I'm edging towards Bamford

                  4. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

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

                • Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Who is planning to get Martial?

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    was my cappy in wk 2.
                    no thanks

                • Nespinha
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days 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
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Chilwell and roll.

                • Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Play one, also playing Jimenez (lei)

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

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    You always ask tough questions. 🙂

                    A

                  2. wulfranian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    b

                • Azathoth
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days 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
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Is this worth -4?

                  Barkley Pulisic ➡ Ziyech JWP

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      3 months, 22 days 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
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      I would just do the Puli -> Ziyech move.