Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 20: The key player and team statistics

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980 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any news on Meslier fitness?

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I did a -4 to get Guaita as second gk starting him because I can't stand this situation and probably wont keep a CS Vs Newcastle

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        If he starts I'm very optimistic of a CS

  2. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Adams >> Kane -4 and play 1 from below.
      Or do it next week and play 2 from below.
      A) Play Coufal
      B) Play Raphinia (have bamford)
      C) Play Dallas
      D) Play Chillwell
      E) Play Adams

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Over 2 weeks I think. There's plenty of decent options there that you are benching - so your -4 is off-set against their scores which makes it a big uphill task for Kane to make it worth it. If he had a better fixture then maybe...

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        tough that Kane from next week for free and play D

      3. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Next week and BD

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          100%

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bottomed: Defender max. 4.7 for mid/long-term and DGW prospects, what's your suggestions?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Targett or Coufal are best in that bracket I think. Probably Targett due to his upcoming DGW's

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thx mate

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I've just looked at the same players (but for 4.8 maximum) and it ended up being Konsa vs a Fulham defender. I think I'm going with Konsa because Villa have better long-term defensive stats and good CS odds this GW.

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Just realised that Targett is 4.6 - even better!

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would you double up with Martinez?

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yes - defensive double ups are underrated and the downsides are overstated.

      3. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Target

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers

      4. Bennyboy1907
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Coufal if no Martinez

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Got Coufal ta

        • Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Stephens

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Good shout, Vestergaard out long term yeah?

      5. Mr_Barbs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Who would you bench with this lot?

        McCarthy
        Cancelo, stones, Dallas
        Salah, son, Bruno, gundogan
        Bamford, Antonio, Kane

        Johnstone, Coufal, soucek, lowton

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Probably what you are doing

          1. Mr_Barbs
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Cheers. Close one isn't it. Coufal and even lowton could keep cs.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yep and Soucek could score. Newcastle being so terrible swings it for me.

        2. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          i’m playing coufal of that helps

          1. Mr_Barbs
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Over Dallas?

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              yes

        3. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Lowton first bench Soucek can score? But g2g

        4. Bonus magnet
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          The cowboys and also the Mavericks

      6. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        lads would you:
        a. KDB to Gundo for a hit
        b. Play Dallas

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          B

        2. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          B

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A

        4. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          a) - You don't want to be asking the same question for the next few gws, and if you are going to jump on Gundo, you want to do it for the next 3 fixtures

        5. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          thank you cheers

      7. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Who’s falling for the Sterling trap with me? 🙂

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Probably

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Admiral Akbar told me not to

        3. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Nope.

          Been there twice this season - including his -1 in GW18 where he cost me a shed load of points cos I had him and KDB captain.

          He's not half the prospect he was in previous seasons and is basically a nostalgia pick these days

        4. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Not trap but not a nice place to go I been there ... Captain tho?

        5. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          If Cavani starts today I'll be joining you

      8. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Has there ever been a player more suited to championship football than Abraham?

        Also I was wondering if Kepa is the worst signing in history bearing in mind his cost?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gayle?

        2. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Kepa vs JoeLinton

          One of the great battles

        3. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Ever heard of a young man called Brewster?

          Pure championship fodder!

        4. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          The whole West Brom and Fulham squads

        5. Treadstone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry mate cant resist it.....Che Adams

        6. pricycle
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Coutinho to Barca for £142m?

      9. fplking14
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Martinez Button

        Dias Stones Coufal Dier Douglas

        Salah Grealish Bruno Son Anguissa

        Vardy Antonio Bamford

        0.2ITB 1FT

        A. Vardy and Salah > Kane and Rashford (-4)

        B. Vardy and Salah > Kane and Sterling (-4)

        C. Vardy and Dier > Kane and Mitchell (next GW for free)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          C

      10. Aster
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Really torn about who to start in the back (four or three). I have: Coufal, Dias, Dallas, Cancelo, Shaw

          What do you think?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I have all those except Stones instead of Dias - at present starting the Manchester 3.

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Well, you're definitely playing Dias, Cancelo and Shaw.

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              This.

              Easy peasy!

            2. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              This easy

          3. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            What's the rest of your team like? I'd bench Dallas for sure.

            1. Aster
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Thanks guys...

                This is my team:

                De Gea (McCarthy), Dias, Cancelo, Shaw (Dallas, Coufal), KDB (to be replaced), Saka, Son, Soucek, Bruno, Bamford, Antonio (Wilson)

                1 FT...I was thinking either KDB to Sterling (Sterling, Son, Bruno, Soucek (possibly Coufal), Saka starting) or KDB to Gundogan, Soucek to Grealish.

          4. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            With DCL looking close to fitness, is Digne now going under people's radars?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Maybe after Leicester

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He's more costly than Dias, Stones & Cancelo. That's his main issue.

              In a bubble he's a good pick (if fit). But there's so much value elsewhere, I wouldn't bother

            3. The Sociologist
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Too much value elsewhere, maybe for a DGW though

          5. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Play 3 of these 5:

            A) Justin (eve)
            B) Coufal (cry)
            C) Ayling (new)
            D) Targett (bur)
            E) Wood (AVL)

            Quite tough. Leaning towards benching Wood and playing 3 of the 4 defs.

            1. The Sociologist
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              B), D), A)/C)

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Wood, Coufal, Targett

            3. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Bench Ayling and Justin

            4. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Tough tough tough

              A), B) & C) maybe.

              God knows!

            5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Tough - Justin and either Coufal or Wood I think.

            6. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              The perils of BB! Thanks all

            7. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              E A B

          6. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Madison and Barnes both start with Perez striker apparently.

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Nothing new there, he played that position last year with Vardy out

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yes and could be a good punt...

          7. kime67
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            how much of a hedache will wc 25 be? feels difficult to get a good bb 26 and blank 29

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yeah, that's why FH/WC18 BB19 or BB26 FH29 made the most sense

              1. HashAttack
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Did BB this week without using any other chips ... nice that it's out the way now

            2. Bonus magnet
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Can a WC now be a better compromise

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yep

          8. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Who to bench?

            A) Robbo (tot)
            B) Dallas (new)
            C) Soucek (cry)

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              If considering A sell for a United or Leicester defenders

            2. Aster
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Robbo

            3. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Gabby Logan or Alex Scott for a -4?

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Alex Scott always worth a -4 surely?

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  +1

                2. Bonus magnet
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Alex

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Ban...

                Easy AS

            4. FootballDog
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              sold KDB and brought Sterling for -4.....

              now the question should captain him or bruno.... thinking on to keep it on sterling

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Got to (c) Raz or why did you get him?

            5. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Wow.. just saw the Luton goal.

              Chelsea be lucky to get close to 20 mill at this rate..

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Correction 2m

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  He’s alright till 2025, 54,000,000 contract.

              2. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                20???? I think they will have to pay part of his salary to see him go if you ask me..

            6. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              If I do kdb to gundo, is this gtg?

              Martinez
              Robbo cancelo dallas coufal
              Salah Bruno(c) gundo soucek
              Bamford antonio
              (johnstone wood raphina ctaylor)

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Almost identical to me so I say yes!

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                That'll do

              3. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I would play Raphinha over Soucek as playing woeful Newcastle

            7. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Play 1
              a) Wilson
              b) Watkins
              c) James
              d) Coufal

              Think it has to be Wilson - a lot of people benching Leeds defenders, so we think Newcastle finally score?

              1. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Tough but A /B for me

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Have to play forwards or you don't need them.

            8. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              G2G??
              Guaita. (Meslier)
              Cancel. Cresswell. Tierney.
              Fernandez C. Foden Maddison Grealesh
              Watkins Bamford Cavani
              ///Meslier. ESR Ogbonna Holding 10 million itb TA

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Nailed it.

              2. Aster
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Really interesting, non-template. Like it.

              3. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Luton don't fancy coming out for the second half 😆

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Excellent sh1thousery

              4. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Pérez or Iheanacho?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Broge upped Perez the other day and Iheanacho has been consistently rubbish since he left City

                    1. FantasyClub
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        what do you mean by upped?
                        Sorry not familiar

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Rogers said something about Perez being able to play as a forward when Vardy is out

                      • FantasyClub
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          And yeah PÉREZ definitely the better pick was just wondering who would be benched

                    2. PAs lag
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      WC team
                      Martinez
                      Cancelo(V), Diaz, Shaw
                      Fernandes(C),Son,Sarah,Gundo, Grealish
                      Kane, Antonio
                      Forster, Dallas, Mitchell, Brewster
                      Gtg or someting else ?

                    3. dmmcclean
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Which three of these would you start and which three bench: Coufal / Chilwell / Robertson / Targett / Watkins / Soucek. Currently, I'm thinking Soucek / Watkins / Robertson