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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. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Mendy
    TAA, Coady, Rudiger
    Fernandes, Son, Mount, Jota, Gundogan
    Kane, Aguero (c)

    Forster; Castagne, Phillips, Brewster.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Aguero too big of a punt for mine, just in the side let alone with the armband.

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

        Aguero is a one week captaincy punt. Switching to Vardy next week.

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Fair enough, GL.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I'd be concerned about Mount's minutes. Chelsea play Porto 3 days after Palace, then play the FA Cup semi 3 days before Brighton. And Mount is their most important attacker.

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

        Top 4 surely just as important though.

    3. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Agreed with the Mount risk, Maddison I think could work as a great diff option? Aguero seems too risky too, that could be vardy (or even jesus)?

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

        I plan to switch Aguero to Vardy next week. Maybe I'll just go Vardy now but tempted by captaining Kun this week.

        1. nurav11
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 20 days ago

          It would be so much more fun if kun came off - no harm especially with the fixtures, just don't know if he gets in the side 🙁

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

            Expecting him to start after 0 minutes in the CL game. Doubt Pep is planning to start him in the second leg either.

            1. nurav11
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 20 days ago

              Could easily go torres, sterling, jesus tho - good sign tho he did start him in last 2 prem games so he is in his rotation schedule at least.

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

    Biggest priority to transfer in this week?

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

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Jota

    2. Monya Meow Meow
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Jota I reckon

    3. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Depends a lil bit on who you're losing in def or mid but all things being equal - probs Jota yeh

  3. Angelic upstart
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Who to play this week holding or Vydra?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Vydra

  4. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Help please! Just about to pull the trigger on Struijk, Bamford --> TAA, Nacho. Sound good? Still got BB left. Current team:
    Areola
    Cancelo--Digne---Struijk
    KDB--Gundo--Lingard--Son
    Kane--DCL--Bamford
    Martinez, Raphinha, Targett, Dunk

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

      Yes

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Approved

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

    Good to go? WC team

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Holding
    Son Salah Jota Bruno Lingard
    Nacho Kane

    Forster - Vydra Shaw Fofana

    Cheers gents!

  6. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Which option do you prefer on WC

    A: Martinez Rudiger Coufal
    B: Mendy Coady Masuaku

    xxx Forster
    xxx xxx TAA Shaw Holding

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

      Mendy and Rüdiger I guess

  7. Monya Meow Meow
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Need to remove one for Jota

    A) Gundo
    B) Raph

    Have Dallas, Bam & Dias if it makes a difference.
    Thanks.

    1. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      This week maybe Raph, Gundo may play

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        You reckon Gundo will play?
        I am less confident to be honest...

        1. nurav11
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Granted just as uncertain as you, but the fact he's more likely to rest KDB + gundo got rested for leicester before means he has a chance. Think you're ok removing either tbh tho!

          1. Monya Meow Meow
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 20 days ago

            Yep the most hated Pep roulette causing heacaches!

  8. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Double injuries,

    Tierney & Odegaard to TAA & Jorginho (8th attacker) for a hit?

    1. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Odegaard will be fine, would hold and avoid the hit (if you can still afford Tierney to TAA)

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

        Odegaard is out for at least 2 games

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

          and no, only enough to go to Azpi from Tierney

          1. nurav11
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 20 days ago

            In which case, maybe ESR and go TAA? Better option than jorginho

      2. nurav11
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Actually maybe not... first signs before was it was precautionary 🙁 - would still hold tho as likely to return next week and not worth a hit

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Who to transfer in this week? The other one will be transferred in next week!

    A. Raphinha to Jota
    B. Maguire to TAA

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

      A

      Maguire should have a good chance at a CS this week, given how United play against the big 6.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I will bench the one I keep!

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

      I’d go A villa are better attacking than defending

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers mate

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Now that Arsenal are out of the UEL, can we expect Auba to start every PL game?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Okay, just realized this was leg 1 and not 2. Ignore.

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

        In any case, no. The fact that he didn't start the UEL game, in the higher-priority competition for his team, should tell you all you need to know.

  11. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    On a wildcard debating lingard vs neto and could do with some help!
    A)Lingard
    B)Neto
    Who would you guys go for?

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

      A by a mile

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

        Cheers mate I have got A in the team atm was just double guessing myself with it I think

  12. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Gundo to Lingard for free

    Good move?

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

      Yes

  13. Lav
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Price changes?

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

      12 minutes

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Need some good drops here...

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

    1FT. Raphina out for Salah or Jota?

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

      Jeez you have a lot of spare cash to transfer raphinha to salah but I’d go salah

    2. Areyouthereyet
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Oh yes haha. Transferred Salah out for the blank week, with an idea of bringing him back in this week. But Jota is tempting. Salah it is then as he is a great captain option this week. Cheers mate

  15. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Concerning that at this stage I still haven't settled on using WC or not, chips have really been a thorn in my side this season tbh.

  16. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Who drops out of the Leicester lineup to accommodate Maddison?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Perez imo

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

        Nacho safe then you reckon?

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Yes. Insane form!

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Most likely Perez, due to uncertainty though I’m staying away from Iheanacho

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

        Think I'm going to do the same on WC.

  17. nurav11
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    No WC for me I'm afraid but is bench order ok here? (I know hilariously expensive defence) Much appreciated

    Forster,
    Digne, TAA, Alonso,
    Lingard, Fernandes (C), Saka, Son, Gundo,
    Kane, DCL

    Martinez, Bamford, Shaw, Stones

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Shaw 1st sub

    2. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Honestly I'd play Stones instead of Digne.

  18. C0YS
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Which team would you pick on WC? This is assuming 1 existing LIV DEF & 2 CHE DEF assets and enough depth to cover rotations.

    1) KDB, Jota, Phillips
    2) Salah, Jota, Rudiger

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      2

  19. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Can somebody talk me out of gundo captain?! KDB and Rodri need rest, so surely gundo and Fernandinho start?!

    Gundo can be so dangerous with his hauls when KDB doesn’t start...

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Why gamble on Pep Roulette for C? If he plays and does well, simply having him in your team should be good enough imo.

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

      I like it.

  20. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    A non-event with price changes would be just grand.

  21. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Risers: Dias (6.2)

    Fallers: Bamford (6.6) Grant (5.6) Raphinha (5.6) Maja (5.4) Nketiah (5.3) Stones (5.2)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Not the non-event I was hoping for! Cheers Ragabolly.

    2. A-L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks Ragabolly!

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

      Just the 3-0 defeat then - had been fearing a West Bromming

      Ty Ragabolly

    4. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      No Son drop means :/

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        .... we can wait a week before getting him in.

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      1 - 3, ouch
      ..but no TV loss or gain

    6. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      And I sold Dias for TAA since TAA was "more likely" to rise... Well... .1 tv lost or not gained isn't season defining. Should have thought that those on WC can afford TAA over Dias and are transferring him in while casuals are selling Stones for Dias. Lesson learned.

    7. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      phew

  22. DavidSilva
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    A little hesitant on Coady but not chasing so going template for WC. The fixtures are kind but I see them conceding 3/4 next games...any alternatives? Fofana perhaps

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah I’d say Fofana or like Reece James or something

  23. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Trolled by son... yet again. Just waiting for him to drop in 24 hours now

    1. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Friday deadline, wont drop before

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah exactly so once he’s in all the teams he’ll drop in value unfortunately

    2. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      He will come straight back up again in GW32 when he has a double.

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Took my 4th hit of the season! DCL & Raphinha to Iheanacho & Jota!

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Two nailed players sold for two rotation risks 😉

  25. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    WC draft #167:

    Martinez - Forster
    TAA - Shaw - Rudiger - Coady - Veltman
    Salah - Kdb - Bruno - Jota - Lingard
    Kane - Iheanacho - Vydra

    Kdb will become Son on GW32 and open funds to upgrade strikers

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      any issues? thoughts?

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

      Would just go Son now. KDB could easily be rested this week.

    3. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Looks great

      1. C0YS
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Only critique would be planning for the KDB to Son transfer, but KDB as a 1-week punt could pay off

    4. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Love KDB as a player - just not sure he's nailed this week with the involvement in other competitions. Got to think Sterling will now start, but who really knows except Pep.

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

        Sterling or even Auba instead? Rest of team looks great.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah this?

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Why not Sterling as a one week punt?

    6. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      cheers

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

      Prefer #163 but looks good

  26. Silencetheweak
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Mendy (Forster)

    Philip Rud Dias (shaw, holding)

    Son Maddi salah(C), Bruno, Neto

    Kane Vydra (Nacho)

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Hey fam! A final few questions!

    1. Play one

    A. Maguire
    B. Dunk

    2. Play one

    C. Martinez
    D. Areola

    3. Captain

    E. Salah
    F. Jota

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A,C,E

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A C E

  28. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Best one-week punt with the Son money for this week?

    A) Maddison
    B) Mahrez
    C) Lingard
    D) Someone else?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      If you think he starts B for me

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Mahrez if its just a 1 week punt

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Mahrez played the full game the other night I think, that's what's putting me off. I'm tempted by Lingard out of those 3 simply due to form, and with Antonio out he may play further forward.

  29. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    On a WC, which option is better
    A : James + Leno
    B : Coady + Mendy
    Thx

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B
      Won’t miss any Chelsea CS’s and marginally think wolves defense is better than arsenals

  30. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    A) Salah, Iheanacho & Fofana
    B) Lingard, Vardy & Castagne

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

      Have Jota and TAA.

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Don’t like Iheanacho but also would worry going without Salah with the fixtures they have. A in a toss up

    4. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A