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FPL Gameweek 31: The key player and team statistics

Our Big Numbers piece looks at some stand-out player and team statistics ahead of the next Fantasy Premier League deadline.

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  1. Fergiesarmy
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Bale and Stones out for Phillips and Salah (C) for Free make sense Or just Bale/Foden to Jota and save a FT??

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Both good options

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

      Stones won’t play. Bale may not okay. Phillips and Salah will. Go for it.

  2. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Team -

    Mendy
    Stones Cancelo Shaw
    Salah Bruno Gundogan Lingard
    Kane Vardy Calvert-lewin

    Forster Raphina Maguire Veltman

    0.5 itb
    What moves would u make here ?

  3. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Would you wildcard this week or save it for after 32 if you had this team?

    Mendy, (Forster)
    Shaw, Cancelo, Veltman, (Targett, Dallas)
    KDB, Gundo, Bruno, Jota, Son
    Kane, Bamford, (Watkins)

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Prob save, but that D isn't up to much

  4. Fiona B
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Save me deadzone, A or B - cheers

    (A)
    Ederson / 4.5
    Azpi / Shaw / Dias / Holding / Phillips

    or

    (B)
    Mendy / Forster
    TAA / Shaw / Dias / Holding / Masuaku

    Guess it is a choice between
    Ederson / Azpi / Phillips or Mendy / TAA / Masuaku

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B

      1. Fiona B
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        thanks, that is what I am leaning towards

        1. SuperG
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah, B easy

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 20 days ago

            Agree with the others

  5. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    2ft this week, could play safe and go Pereira > Trent, Save ft and maybe get Jota next week while gving myself options.

    Or

    Go all in with a hit, and get a big hitter bonanza!

    A: Trent in save ft...

    Martinez
    Cancelo Shaw Rudiger Konsa TAA
    Salah Gundogan Fernandes Son Raphina
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    B. Big hitter Bonanza

    Martinez
    Cancelo Shaw Rudiger Konsa Mitchell
    Salah KdB Fernandes Son Raphina
    Kane Bamford Davis

    Safe or bold?

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Ready to have a week that will either be great or horrible with this (definitely non-WC) team:

    Areola
    Dias Shaw Phillips
    KDB Gundo(c) Jota Lingard Bruno
    Kane DCL
    (Martinez Dunk Keane Davis)

    GTG?

  7. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Hi....is this wildcard good to go please?

    Plan is Sterling to bruno gw32

    Leno forster
    Taa alonso rudiger (shaw coady)
    Salah Sterling (c) son jota lingard
    Kane iheanacho (davis)

    Thanks

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      yep, would maybe have dias over alonso and then mendy instead of leno

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers. Think I'm happy to gamble on alonso - given that I expect he will start next few league games.....thanks

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Also think even dias will be rotated ....cheers

  8. luk46
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    Cancelo Alonso Coufal Shaw (Dallas)
    Son Bruno Lingard Gündogan (Raphinha)
    Kane Antonio (Bamford)

    would you wildcard this just now? a lot of players are about to drop/rise...

  9. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Is Holding nailed?

  10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Sorry repost-
    Who to start folks????
    A- Areola
    Or
    B- Martinez
    Cheers!!!

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I'm starting A

  11. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Anything happend to shaw today so hebis replaced for second half or?

  12. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Start Sanchez or Martinez? Also starting Dunk

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Prob not Martinez. I feel Pool will definitely score.

  13. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Biggest priority to transfer in this GW?

    a) Jota (AVL)
    b) Salah (AVL) - means losing Bruno
    c) TAA (AVL)
    d) Nacho (whu)

  14. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on white and odegaard to Trent and Jota ?

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

  15. tom2224
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Why is everyone bringing in Trent? Am I missing something? He’s been terrible all season...

    1. Jon Snow
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Nice fixtures for Liverpool and maybe he pulls his finger out to secure his place on the plane

      1. tom2224
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I don’t like maybes

    2. Honker Muddlefoot
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Good fixtures, good recent returns (3 clean sheets, 9 bonus points, 1 assist in last 4 starts), creating more chances, and passing the eye test/looking more dangerous in attack. LFC defence has also tightened up since moving Fabinho back to midfield and sitting him in front of Phillips and Kabak, so people are seeing potential for returns at both ends, plus bonus.

  16. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Not quite sure who to start in my backline
    Martinez/Sanchez
    Phillips/Shaw/rudiger/stones/dunk

  17. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Would you WC this lot?

    Forster
    Alonso Cresswell Reece
    Salah Auba Mount Raph
    Kane Wood Bam

    AWB Lookman

    Think i am ok for the week? Some players like Auba Alonso Reece Mount who have good fixtures this week and i wouldn't want them on WC next week.

    Thoughts?..

  18. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Which WC squad?

    A) The TAA version

    Mendy, Forster
    Coady, Holding, Rudiger, TAA, Amartey?
    Salah, Jota, Bruno, Neto, Son
    Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho

    Leaves 0.2 itb

    B) The non TAA version

    Mendy, Forster
    Coady, Holding, Rudiger, Phillips, Dias
    Salah, Jota, Bruno, Lingard, Son
    Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho

    Leaves 0.8 itb

  19. Hunting for points
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    RMT on wildcard:

    Mendy, Forster
    Phillips, Shaw, Rudiger, Stones, Coady
    Lingard, Bruno, Salah, KDB, Jota
    Kane, Iheanacho, Vydra

    1. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Amazingly good, I was trying to amass the same midfield but not enough cash in the bank 🙁

    2. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Has the same midfield but KdB is too much of a gamble for 11+ million

  20. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Start vydra Or Raphinha?

    1. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      If you’re not going to start Vydra against Newcastle when are you ever going to start him?!

  21. nicecat
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    On WC, what would be your third budget playing striker (BB available) alongside Kane and Ihenacho.
    I'm currently on Wood. Any better options in that price range?

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I massively regret selling Bamford, yet he’s got very nice rotation with Iheanacho and plays in 33, plus Leeds can score in any game. I’m a fool!

      1. gart888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Sure, but I'm happier playing any of my mids over Bamford, and he's pretty expensive for a bench player.

    2. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I'm leaning towards Davis and then maximizing my other starting lineup spots.

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Are the rumours about Antonio being out for the rest of the season true ?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yes it's true. There are rumours.

  23. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Mendy | Lloris
    TAA | Phillips | Rudiger | Shaw | Coady
    Son | Bruno | Maddison | Lingard | Jota
    Kane | Vardy | Iheanacho

    How this looks for WC? BB32, have FH for GW35 if double

    1. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Not a fan of triple Leicester

  24. Brehmeren
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Start Watkins (Liv) or ESR (Shu)?

  25. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Auba is a better one week punt than Sterling. Change my mind

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Arsenal are crap. Man City are good. I’m an Arsenal fan.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        However Aubameyang is good, regardless of what people have been saying about him recently. But Sterling is the better pick.

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          I rate Auba far more, Sterling is crap

    2. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Think you need your mind changing out for a new one for thinking that

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Sterling got me -2 as a captain earlier in the season, I think I have every right to feel this way

        1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Your minds made up. Not sure what you're even trying to achieve.

          1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Stick to your gut and with Auba

  26. Zlatan F.C
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone thinking of going Gundo instead of Son this week and getting Son in GW32?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Going Sterling, and switching to Son in gw32

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, I'm not on WC, so will be gradually removing City players after this week, including Gundo to Son in 32. My team after using my 2 FT is posted above.

  27. artvandelay316
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Who to captain and bench in this team? My current idea is below but I'm wondering if I should bench Mount incase Gundo doesn't play and play Bamford instead?

      Pope (Forster)
      Stones, Rudiger, Cresswell (Dallas, Mitchell)
      Salah, Lingard, Gundo (C), Bruno, Mount
      Kane (VC), DCL (Bamford)

      Cheers.

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Final wildcard decision - what is best option here please?

      Is holding nailed? Or unnecessary rotation risk alongside alonso

      Clearly Leno forces me into arsenal defence every week.....thanks

      Xxx forster
      Taa alonso shaw xxx coady

      A.....mendy  holding

      B.....Leno  rudiger

      1. tom2224
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Don’t touch any arsenal players

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          I've just read that arsenal haven't kept a clean sheet in 13 games.

          Don't think I want to be forced into Leno every week.....

          Happy ro take the small risk on holding I think at 4.2m....cheers

          1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Appreciate that you're respectful but I've come across a few of your posts. You solicit advice, get people's opinions, justify your original decisions and then go with your original decisions anyway. Not busting your nuts but just a curious observation.

    • Igz08
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      TAA Rudi Dias locked in at the back for me. Other two spots up for grabs - currently between

      A) Digne + Holding
      B) Cresswell + Semedo

      Any ideas? Got 10.8 to spend on the two

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Will be playing 352 most weeks, perhaps 451 in 31

      2. gart888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I'm going Holding + Shaw with those 3.

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah I’m toying with Shaw + James, but i don’t really see United keeping that many clean sheets

    • v3n0m
        6 months, 20 days ago

        a) Rudiger + James
        b) Azpi + Amartey