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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. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I can’t take Alonso out of my WC team for some reason... smells like a 21 pointer at Palace.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
        1 month, 4 days ago

        seems like a one point cameo to me

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hmmm

    2. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 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

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 4 days ago

          B

      2. Cheeto__Bandito
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sterling is due his seasonal hat-trick. No better opponent to get it against.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yes but it’s a secret

          2. yanky
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            agreed see my plan below 😉

        • Wensink
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Seeking your wise counsel. Dallas >

          A. James
          B. Phillips

          Thanks!

          1. Bennyboy1907
              1 month, 4 days ago

              B

          2. ScottyMaz12
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Which option for wildcard team please?

            a) Mendy/Fofana
            b) Schmeichel/Rudiger

            1. Hktrader88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              A. Fofana more nailed, plus gives you more options if you want a future transfer in three last 3 games when Leicester have tough fixtures

          3. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bottomed; Thoughts please?

            Martinez, McGill
            Dias, Cancelo, Cresswell, Kona, Struijk
            Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raphina, Soucek
            Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

            A) Raphina & Bamford > Salah & Davis (free)
            B) Raphina & Bamford > Jota & Vardy (free)
            C) Struijk & Raphina > TAA & Jota (free)
            D) Struijk & Bamford > TAA & Laca (free)
            E) Other options? Currently have 5.2 ITB

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              C for sure

          4. yanky
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            thoughts on WC and plan?

            Mendy (Forster)
            RJames TAA Coady Holding (Dawson)
            Bruno Sterling Salah Jota (SmithRowe)
            Kane Vydra (Iheanacho)

            gw32 sterling > son
            gw33 smithrowe > lingard

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              If you’re going to get Lingard, then you need for Newcastle..

              1. yanky
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                good pt i guess a hit could be on the cards, seems silly right after WC but sterling(c) then son dgwk could easily repay it yeah?

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  How long have you had Bruno for? Could do a 1 wk punt with Sterling then go to Bruno.

                  1. yanky
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    forever haha bought 10.6 currently 11.6

          5. Whits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            A. Vardy and Jota
            B. Salah and Iheanacho

            1. yanky
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              B for salah captain, but i do like salah jota iheanacho if u can get there

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Jota and Iheanacho for 2 captain choices

          6. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Couldn't hate the template wildcard midfield more if I tried. Just need to grow the balls to back against it.

            1. Bennyboy1907
                1 month, 4 days ago

                It’s defooo very difficult

            2. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Alonso TAA Jota Son Salah
              Which 3 would you buy in the next 2 gws?

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Dallas(or Raphinha) Bale Auba out

              2. yanky
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                taa salah son

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              If Saints and Villa both double in 35, when Chelsea face city...

              Would you rather own Forster + 0.9m or keep Martinez?
              Bought at 4.5 and SP would be 4.9
              There are a couple of fixtures like WBA where I’d probably play Martinez over the likes of Mendy, but not sure of Forster over Mendy other than dgw

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I had Martinez since gw2 when he was 4.5 too but I’ve sold. I don’t even think that WBA game is that good considering villa defensively at the mo and West Brom have to go all out to win.

                If you have Mendy then you don’t need another keeper.

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Logical, thanks

            4. Vazza
                1 month, 4 days ago

                If for some strange reason, we still have our FH chip available, is using it in BGW33 an absolute no brainier or could it be more beneficial to use it once further DGWs/BGWs have been announced

                1. Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  DGWs. 33 shouldnt be too hard to navigate

              • Bennyboy1907
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Need to make up 0.1m

                  Mendy Forster
                  TAA Rudiger Shaw Coady Holding
                  Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota
                  Kane Nacho Davies

                  Any help? Hopefully son drops 🙁

                  1. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Lingard to Saka/Neto or Holding to Kilman

                  2. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Lose Shaw

                    1. Honker Muddlefoot
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Agree with this. Don’t see many clean sheets in the medium term for Utd.

                • Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Is Cancelo to TAA good trade? Have exact money

                  1. Bennyboy1907
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yes cancelo probs gets rested

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yeah I'm pretty over Pep roulette. Gundo will be my only Man C player this week if no WC but I think I'm ok with that

                  2. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Mendy Forster
                    Shaw TAA Rudiger Holding Lascelles
                    Salah Fernandes Son Jota Lingard
                    Kane Iheanacho Vydra

                    0.0 itb

                    Is this good to go??

                    If Son drops I have 0.1 to upgrade Lascelles to 4.3 possibly like Alioski or Masuaku?!

                    Thanks

                  3. mr messi
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Is anyone getting Wood instead of Vydra? Surely he's a better pick

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yes much better pick but cash is the issue

                    2. sully29
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      He is but I think most people opting for Vydra mostly plan on having him on their bench, in which case paying more for Wood is hardly worthwhile.

                  4. ZAMUNDA
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Jesus or Aguero for a one week punt. Literally would sell DCL for any striker this GW. Any thoughts?

                  5. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Wildcard thoughts? Any glaring mistakes or anyone missing? 0ITB. Cheers guys

                    Mendy Forster
                    Philps Rudiger Coufal Holding Stones
                    Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota
                    Kane Lacazette Nacho

                    1. gart888
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Looks good. Nearly identical to me.

                      My only concern is that you might have some wasted quality on the bench? I've gone fodder instead of Lacca, which lets me upgrade Stones and Coufal to Dias and Trent.

                      1. gart888
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        * Stones, Coufal, Phillips to Dias, Trent, Shaw

                        1. jonnybhoy
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Cheers for the advice though gonna contemplate it now

                      2. jonnybhoy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Laccas next 2 have made me choose him although deffos gave me a benching headache. Don't know if Nacho will be nailed too so if anyone goes its him I supposs

                    2. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Think high chance Lacazette benched after starting tonight. Downgrade to Vydra/Davis and get TAA for Phillips. You will ant to play 3-5-2 with that midfield

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        *ant should be want

                      2. jonnybhoy
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Cheers mate

                  6. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Bench 2 out of

                    A Raph
                    B Bamford
                    C Cresswell
                    D AWB
                    E Lookman

                    Currently on D and E

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      I'm playing D ahead of ABC

                      1. Weeb Kakashi
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Cresswell can get you attacking returns. Fancy Kane to score.

                  7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Took a punt on Mitrovic for Friday night football. Had to do it tonight because of price changes.
                    Hopefully will pay off.

                  8. dopellganger
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Would u do Dunk+Trossard+Raphinha to Dias+Jota+Neto for -8?

                    Team is :

                    Martinez McCarthy
                    Awb Digne Targett Dallas Dunk
                    Trossard Auba Bruno Lingard Raphinha
                    Kane Dcl Antonio

                    2.6itb 1 ft

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Just Trossard to Jota- think Dias will be benched as do City forums and not sure Neto an improvement on Raphinha

                      1. dopellganger
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Thanks!

                  9. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    A) TAA Alonso Jota
                    or
                    B) Rudiger Dawson Salah

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Tough - A just

                  10. Goooo Rickie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Martinez to Mendy or Patricio?

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Mendy

                    2. Jon Snow
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Mendy

                  11. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    How many starts at the weekend from the following

                    Auba Reece Alonso

                    2 possible?

                  12. Jon Snow
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Few qs for my WC that I'm sure everyone is asking:

                    A) Holding or Masuaku
                    B) KdB or Sterling? (1 week punt against Leeds)
                    C) Dias or Chelsea Triple Up with Alonso

                  13. Vazza
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Which defender to get rid off to bring in TAA

                      A. Ayling
                      B. Struijk.

                      By removing Ayling, I will have enough funds to do Gundo to Lingard for free next week

                      Thoughts please friends?

                      1. Vazza
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Anyone please? I’m really stuck.

                          1. gart888
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Do you plan on ever playing either of them?

                            1. Vazza
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Good question. I guess they would only be used as an auto sub since I have Stones and Dias in my team.

                                What do you think?

                        • Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Guys need some help here.

                          Martinez
                          Stones rudiger shaw
                          Kdb(c) jota bruno lingard foden
                          Kane dcl

                          Subs steer cresswell bam dallas

                          Should i do -4 to sell kdb to ster and capt ster ?

                          1. Vazza
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              No way!!!! Please log off and go to sleep right now!!

                              1. Gun gun
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                ?? Meaning what?

                                1. _Ninja_
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  Pretty clear it means no

                                2. Vazza
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Don’t get rid off KDB for Sterling for a hit. It’s a very bad move in my opinion.

                                    1. Gun gun
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      But if kdb is not starting then why is that a bad move? I rather have someone starting right?

                            • Phil's Stamps
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Have Nacho and Kane, for the 3rd striker spot:

                              A) Vardy
                              B) Aguero

                              On A at the mo, but B could be a massive differential if he plays. I am chasing, would you go for it?

                            • Weeb Kakashi
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Would you WC this lot?

                              Forster
                              Alonso Cresswell Reece
                              Salah Auba Mount Raph
                              Kane Wood Bam

                              AWB Lookman

                              Differentials like Mount Reece Alonso Auba who i dont want on WC(next week) but have a good fixture this week.

                              Thoughts?

                            • hogree
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Just shippped KDB. Quaking

                              1. Gun gun
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                And for who?