Big Numbers

Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19: The key player and team stats

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    So hoping Villa Spurs gets called off, will mess up my rivals very nicely 🙂

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 20 hours ago

      Hope not, I’m without FH haha

    2. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 20 hours ago

      Sorry I'm late to the party. What happens if it gets called off? Does that mean i'll have to use my FH?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 20 hours ago

        There would be one less game.

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Wow, people need to try at least to think for themselves...

        1. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          Apparently, they don't. The site is littered with those who rely on others to tell them what they should do. How dull.

        2. Warbling Wendy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Sorry to be harsh, but yeah I agree, it's pathetic

  2. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey guys, hope you are all well. Long story short, I am 90 points behind my friend in the mini-league and would really like to catch him before the end of the season. I haven't been playing as seriously as usual this year so my team isn't the best. This is what I have now:

    Martinez Steer
    Zouma Dier Mee CTaylor Mitchell
    Salah Fernandes Son Neto Anguissa
    Kane DCL Watkins

    2 FT
    0.3 ITB

    Any moves that really stand out? Is there any specific strategy I should undertake that will help me catch my friend?

    Thanks!

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 20 hours ago

      Zouma to Cancelo? Salah to KDB?

      1. vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 20 hours ago

        I like that. Could be even Dias or Stones. Who do you think is the most nailed on in the City defence?

        1. Johnny Leghorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 13 hours ago

          Dias is most nailed.

          I'd shift Watkins to Wilson then Wilson to Antonio.

  3. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    Dont really understand how a Premier League game can be rescheduled but an FA Cup must be played or forfeited by a team unable to field players.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      Because FA cup is garbage

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 18 hours ago

      A league game needs to be played before the end of the season. A cup game needs to be played by the next round.

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 18 hours ago

      This is the way! * Mando theme plays in the background*

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 14 hours ago

      I can’t believe the Cup is going ahead at all. It’s absurd.

  4. Gleys11
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      So im presuming those who have made lots of hits whilst they decide whether to FH or WC would also lose all those points if the gameweek is suddenly cancelled and they are unable to play either chip?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 19 hours ago

        Well the game week stil exists so it still makes sense to use the chip

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 19 hours ago

          What I mean is that the games get cancelled but played Chico’s are still active, so it makes more sense to play the chip than to waste the points

          1. Gleys11
              9 days, 18 hours ago

              Good point. So even though the matches are cancelled the FF game is still active so could still play your chip. Thanks.

            • DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 18 hours ago

              Yup them chicos are still very active!

      2. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 18 hours ago

        GW 18 Options
        Bench boosting in 19
        A) FH
        B) Start 7 players plus a -4 hit (Pope Dias KDB Bruno Son Kane Watkins)

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          Fh

        2. rokonto
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          I'm doing a. atm with Martinez, and Pieters for Kane

          1. rokonto
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 18 hours ago

            I mean b. soz

        3. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          B is probably valid atm but it looks likely your 7 may actually be 4 if we lose the Villa game ........

        4. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          7 players with a -4 effectively counts as 6 I suppose.

          So by using FH, you get 5 extra player scores, + you have the flexibility to pick and choose (within your budget) the players you think will do well. Of course the best-laid plans and all that ...

          But anyway, I would FH.

      3. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 18 hours ago

        Is Justin under threat now that Pereira is back in full training?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          Of course

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          I wouldn't say threat, but there's another option now. Be alert but not alarmed.

        3. jamesjoseph2770
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          My plans for DGW 19 not going well. Taylor injured, Justin. What next??

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            9 days, 18 hours ago

            Taylor in training.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                9 days, 18 hours ago

                "Dwight, Charlie and Jay Rod are ones we will have to make a judgement call on."

      4. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 18 hours ago

        Ben Crellin has announced that AVL v TOT GW18 will become TOT v FUL.

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          Whaaaaatttt

        2. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          actually he changed his mind, Villa will field an U23 side v Spurs for GW18

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          Stop with these.

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            We need some fun and lightheartedness in these dark times

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              It's pointless, not confirmed and inaccurate.
              Don't see fun in them either.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                Literally relaying what Ben has put on his account which often materialises

                It just gives the ffs community to think about

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              More like a headache 😀

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                Haha sorry, I must admit reading Ben’s Twitter can be a real head blag

          2. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            Well, honestly, how is this worse than the guesses that guy actually puts on his account, yet everyone keeps recommending following his account. Lee v Sou can be moved from gw19 to GW18, or stay in gw19 or moved into a GW later than gw19. Yeah, that's helpful.

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              I think Crellin's sheet is really helpful.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                I really like his Twitter, he does so much analysis around fixtures, super helpful to know what is coming up

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                That was for the UK crowd, this is for us in a different time zone

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              He’s a great guy

              1. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                Nothing against the guy. Feel he guesses way too much about where fixtures could end up. Is always above flak because his work is ultimately helpful but there's a ton of confusing tweets in there.

                1. doher.ty
                    9 days, 17 hours ago

                    This is very accurate

        4. ChelseaGuy
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 18 hours ago

          Who out first?
          A) Taylor
          B) Justin

          1. jamesjoseph2770
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 18 hours ago

            I have both and hoping for the best..

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 18 hours ago

            Taylor

          3. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            A

        5. Bring back Rafa
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 17 hours ago

          I've used my FT already.
          I'm gonna make another and cop a -4
          If I then decide later to use my FH, will I still cop the -4 penalty?

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            Nope, transfers/hits are cancelled if you play your FH

        6. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 17 hours ago

          Anyone looked at shifting Salah -> Sterling for the next 4 GWs?

          Salah - blank, MUN/TOT, bur, whu
          Sterling - BHA, CRY/AVL, wba, SHU

          Granted Salah is generally more reliable, but LIV are not in form right now, none of the above fixtures are great and none are nailed on for captaincy.

          Whereas MCY are finding a bit of form and these are 5 ideal fixtures for Sterling. Also saves 1.0m which comes in handy.

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            I am on It. But debating between Sterling and Rashford. Have KDB and Bruno.
            Going Rashford allows double City defence.

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              Nice. I need a keeper this week so looking at McCarthy/Salah -> DDG/Sterling (for free) and benching Targett. Thoughts?

              xxx
              Cancelo, Bellerin, Dier, Targett
              KDB, Bruno, Son, Martinelli
              Wilson, Watkins

              McCarthy, Forster, Mitchell, Salah, Bamford
              Bank 0.0m, 2FTs

              1. Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                1 downside is I can only get 9 DGWers + Son/Bellerin for 19 (FT next week being Wilson -> Antonio or Dier -> Cresswell)

                1. FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 16 hours ago

                  Antonio seems a bit risky pick no?

              2. Weeb Kakashi
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 16 hours ago

                Wont waste a transfer on a keeper. I am myself not playing a keeper this week. Have Areola.

          2. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            I am considering this. Same thinking. But Covid situation leaves little motivation to play and plan. Easily can be ruined by any circumstances.

        7. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 17 hours ago

          Villa is fielding U18/U23 in FAC, which means the PL game against Spurs will proceed as scheduled too correct?

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 17 hours ago

            Nobody knows yet - AVL/TOT is in 5 days so you'd expect it's unlikely to go ahead.

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 17 hours ago

              Why unlikely?

              The FAC game is tomorrow?

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 17 hours ago

                What I mean is: how can you postpone a game due to be played in 5 days, yet play a game tomorrow?

                Are their different rules which apply to the FAC and PL fixtures?

                1. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 17 hours ago

                  differnt rules

                  cup MUST finish because it has next rounds etc

                  PL match can play as long as sesson goes and may postpine

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 17 hours ago

                    this is not a facr.. just speculation thoigh

                2. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 17 hours ago

                  Yep, I believe the rules essentially state that as long as a team can field xxx players (which AVL can with their youth team) then FA cup matches must go ahead or be forfeit. Whereas PL games can be postponed.

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 16 hours ago

                    Cool, thanks guys.

                    Might have more money than players on my FH.

                    Different problem to solve, which is nice.

                  2. Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 15 hours ago

                    Same rules for PL -but they made an exception for NUFC, now everyone is demanding an exception. Except City, thy played On.

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            FA is going to enforce the 14 player rule that includes the U-23s

            They have too or the season is pure schedule chaos

            They gave mercy to Newcastle when they should have said - “play on! You can field 14 professional athletes!”

            This will rightfully force teams to manage the rouge players that are partying through a pandemic - cause outbreaks will have real consequences

            1. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              The FA runs the FA Cup.

              The FA does not run The Premier League.

        8. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          Martinelli to start this week or has he lost his place for now?

          1. Bolivian Seaman
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 16 hours ago

            lost his place

        9. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          GW 18 Options:
          Bench boosting in 19
          A) FH
          B) Start 7 players plus a -4 hit (Pope Dias KDB Bruno Son Kane Watkins)

        10. The Overthinker
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Do we expect ederson to be fit before the deadline?

        11. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Hey Dudes-

          Y’all will back me up on my latest complaint to FPL towers?

          We need one extra free transfer during COVID ball per week

          This chaos is going to ruin my lifetime average.

          They are probably going to send me a phlegmatic reply that I should diversify my team so that a postponement does not hurt as bad.

          Or they give us all another 5M to improve the bench. Probably prompts another wise crack from FPL that could have fewer premium players

          1. hueycho
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            U wish

        12. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          If Spurs v Villa is postponed and it gets turn into Spurs v Fulham is 7 players enough after 2ft? Really would not like to use FH because it would ruin my plans. 🙁

          1. The Overthinker
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Nobody knows anything

        13. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          No point to do transfer or use any chips before next Monday/Tuesday.

          You may draft something but can’t decide/confirm the squad yet.

          1. kobewan
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              it seems to be that way...

            • FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              There is credence not using chips until late, but I am sick of continuously watching for covid news. If it costs me, so be it.

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Anyone knows who are the Villa players that have tested positive?

            1. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              Tell me...

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              If I get decent odds I'd bet some money on Grealish being the super spreader 😀

          3. Ninjaa
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            0.1m short for Dallas, Alioski next best in Leeds defence?? Is he nailed?

            1. ivantys
                9 days, 15 hours ago

                Had a shocking last game, won't be surprised if he gets dropped.

              • The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Don't think he's nailed at all.

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Started the last five but he was awful last game and is an outrageous cheat and diver.

              • aapoman
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Ayling for security. He looked promising when he played right back but as a center back he is quite boring. Still a good pick at 4.5 imo.

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              Utterly stunned the FA Cup is going ahead. Absolutely ludicrous.

              1. aapoman
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Moneyyyy

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 14 hours ago

                  This.

              2. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                PL should be stopped as well.

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 14 hours ago

                  Sorry. Bojo played his fh chip for 18

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 14 hours ago

                    at the cost of weeks to come.

                  2. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 14 hours ago

                    when the chips are down his gambles never pay off.

                2. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 14 hours ago

                  No wonder you seemingly want to stop the PL so much. Very much a 'Stop the count' situation for you it seems..... haha.

            3. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              FPL Managers this week: "I can't believe the Cup is going ahead!"

              Also FPL Managers: "Oh noes, if the Villa Spurs game is called off I'll only have 10 players in the blank game week, this is rubbish..."

              There was a need for a mental health focused scoutcast last year, and it might be prudent if the powers that be perhaps relink it. More than a few on this forum could do with the cushion of it, and others need a reality check.

              1. Pukkipartyy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                So are they going to play AVL - LIV ?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 14 hours ago

                  Moreover what’s the point? Kids vs kids with Liverpool having the advantage of actually having the manager present?

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Don’t think being an FPL player has anything to do with it. It’s a totally unnecessary risk ; if Premier teams can’t keep a clean environment what chance do you think Marine have?

            4. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              If I do 2 transfers and then play my free hit will those transfers get cancelled?

              1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Yes. Yes they will

            5. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              Charlie Taylor News -

              Rodriguez, Charlie Taylor and Dwight McNeil are all making decent progress in their recovery from injury but are not likely to be involved against an MK Dons side looking to reach round four for just the fourth time in the club’s history.

              https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/content/cork-up-for-the-cup

              Don't think he'll be ready for the United game

              1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                I often think that FPL managers care more about some players playing more than the actual manager

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                You are posting an awful lot about Charlie Taylor, and making assumptions every time.

                Is the Burnley tweet wrong?
                Is Ben Dinnery wrong? Etc.

                You're jumping to a conclusion each time.

                You've going another 'source' which is an article the club has written based on the press conference. I've already read this article yesterday and dismissed a lot of it because the writer has taken a degree of creative licence with what's been said in the presser. There's things in this article Dyche has clearly not said word-for-word but has been dressed up by the writer to sound nicer and add context. Some of this context has been assumed.

                You are also making the assumption that because those players may miss the MK Dons match, that Charlie Taylor won't be ready for the Man United match. Why? Based on what? The fact they won't make the cup game (that is far less important)?

                I know you are trying to be helpful by finding a 'scoop' but you are actually clouding the water big time with what you are posting. Less so that you're posting it, as you are providing sources, but more-so because you are claiming that players won't be fit based on mis-reading or taking the wrong information form what's available to you.

                Time to step back and wait for some concrete news.

            6. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              Chaos. Absolute chaos. This season is just incredible.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                Yes professional sport in the UK should be suspended.

                1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 14 hours ago

                  No it shouldn't

              2. Olson
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 14 hours ago

                It's an absolute disgrace to our country that it has been allowed to continue. Absolutely no consideration for what is happening right now with hospitals and paramedics. Is urge anyone who thinks about advancing the 'elite athletes' argument to check the latest information on what colleagues such as paramedics are dealing with at this moment in time and the service that anyone with serious injuries can expect from them. And we are sending out players, a youth team no less if Villa goes ahead, to take part in contact sports that requires regular medical interventions. All to line the pockets of a few. Shameful

            7. LOLarov
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              If All games go ahead; A or B?

              A) Tierney Sterling Lacca
              B) Stones Son Kane

            8. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 23 hours ago

              Martínez to ddg worth a -4?
              I have no playing gk this week and doing bb in gw19