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Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 34: 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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558 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 hours ago

    Mount to siggy for free ?

  2. Thursday Press Conference Times
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 hours ago

    Thursday Press Conference times:

    Bielsa - 11am
    Parker - 1pm
    Hasenhuttl - 1pm
    Dyche - 1:15pm
    Allardyce - 1.30pm
    Potter - 1.30pm
    Solskjaer - Post-match

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1387656393394724864

    1. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 hours ago

      barring any major injury news alot of FT's are going to be getting rolled whilst we wait for fixture announcement's!

    2. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      waiting for that Raphinha update

      1. Cheeseoid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        It sounds very promising on that front.

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        This

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Bench 3:

    A) jota (mun)
    B) Greenwood (LIV)
    C) TAA (mun)
    D) Shaw (LIV)
    E) veltman (LEE)
    F) vydra (WHU)

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      AEF

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      ABF

  4. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Is Kane fully fit or keep Vardy?

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      keep

  5. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    What's better?
    A) Winning the Europa League
    B) Losing in UCL final

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      moneywise B

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      A by miles in my book

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      A in real football terms.

    5. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      A

    6. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      A

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      How can no trophy be better than a trophy?

    8. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Hands down, A.

  6. GW34 Preview
    BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    The Preview: GW 34

    Greetings everyone, welcome to my latest article where I discuss all the pertinent questions relevant to the upcoming GW:

    (Data taken from FFScout with consent)

    Q: Bruno Fernandes – keep or sell?

    Bruno Fernandes GW 1-25 v 26-29 v 30-33

    Shots in the box per game: 1.28 v 0.5 v 1.5
    Big chance involvements per game: 1.28 v 0.5 v 1
    Chances created per game: 2.85 v 2.75 v 1.75
    United xG per game: 1.67 v 1.1 v 1.87
    FPL points per game: 7.6 v 4.75 v 3

    To answer this week’s burning question, I have broken down Bruno Fernandes’ numbers into three different sets of data. You’ll notice that Bruno’s FPL points per game have rapidly kept on decreasing over these three periods – however, I believe that his underlying numbers recently (GW30-33) are much closer to his numbers when in prime form in GW1-25. The only slump I noticed in Bruno’s statistics was between GW 26-29, a period during which only Leeds and Palace had failed to register fewer big chances than Man United.

    Over recent weeks (GW30-33), Bruno’s numbers for goal threat are parallel to his numbers earlier in the season. The only marked difference I notice has been in a sharp drop in creativity – and that is due to the fact that Shaw is taking a larger piece of the set pieces. There are a couple of additional reasons as to why Bruno hasn’t been among the goals despite having similar goal threat numbers. Firstly, his accuracy has dipped. From GW1-29, 43% of Bruno’s shots were on target. Unfortunately, that figure has dipped to 36% from GW30-33. Secondly, Man United have won just the single penalty since GW26 as compared to the seven penalties they had won during Bruno’s run of form till GW25. His numbers are still decent – he’s a keep for me, particularly considering the potential double GW in 35.

    Q: Diogo Jota – keep or sell?

    I personally believe this is a bit of a no brainer. Over the past two GWs, Jota is top among all players in the league for shots in the box. He is outdoing his Liverpool team-mates Salah and Mane in terms of xG and big chances over this spell too. Among the mid-priced midfielders, he almost always comfortably has the best odds to score every week. With a fixture run that reads SOU wba bur CRY after this week’s fixture against Man United, I see no reason to sell Jota – even if there’s a risk of a random benching here or there. I fancy him to get more chances in 30 minutes than most in 90 anyway.

    Q: In this section, I discuss how to tackle the Man United v Liverpool game for FPL managers loaded up on their assets.

    A lot of FPL managers are worried about this GW in particular having loaded up on United’s and Liverpool’s assets. The only popular asset I would consider benching here is Jota – and that too if you can afford to do so. It’s not as if Jota is a bad option to play this week. I’ve already spoken about the fact that Shaw is hogging United’s set pieces – which is why he is top among all players for chances created in the past two matches. His consistency is incredible – no player has created more chances in the league this calendar year. This is why he’s potentially an explosive option as he has the added advantage of bonus accumulation whenever Man United are to keep a clean sheet. The same applies to Trent as well – him and Shaw are level for chances created among all players in the league from GW26-33.

    Salah and Bruno given their pedigree pick themselves and I believe they are too risky to bench. Greenwood is only behind Salah for shots in the box over the past four matches – it’s still far too early to dismiss him as an option.

    Q: Is it better to Free Hit in GW35 or GW36?

    As of now, I think a significant majority of FPL managers will have their teams stacked with Man United, Leicester and Chelsea assets. This is why I believe the template is strong in double GW35 which reduces the appeal of Free Hitting here as it’s unlikely you’d catch big hauls even if you load your team up with additional Villa, Palace or Southampton assets. Instead, a Free Hit in GW36 is likely to bring far more value addition. The core focus for FPL managers over the coming GWs will be to be in a position to field as many players as possible in both the double GW35 and in blank GW36 – and that might come at a compromise of quality. Free Hitters in GW36 can target loading up on Everton (SHU) and Man City (new), both of whom are likely to have some hauls between them.

    Q: In this section, I cover Leicester.

    Iheanacho GW26-33 vs Vardy GW26-31 vs Vardy GW32-33

    Mins per shot in box: 33.9 v 90 v 29.1
    Mins per big chance: 75.33 v 180 v 58.33
    Mins per xGi: 104.1 v 210.9 v 112.2

    Since GW26, only Kane has recorded a better xGi and more big chances in the league than Iheanacho. Iheanacho’s underlying numbers are such that his FPL average of 8.8 points per game from GW26 onwards actually seems remarkably sustainable till the end of the season – if you still don’t have Iheanacho in your team, get him in now! I would probably still pick him over Vardy even if both had the same price. Having said that, Vardy’s numbers over the past two matches have improved significantly as shown in the analysis above. He is getting big chances and shooting inside the box and a more frequent rate – points are coming. Maddison unfortunately looks peripheral in this new formation – he’s had just the one shot inside the box and no big chance involvements over his past two starts.

    Q: In this section, I cover Leeds.

    Leeds GW 1-24 vs Leeds GW 25-33

    Shots in the box conceded per game: 9.3 v 8.5
    Big chances conceded per game: 2.6 v 1.3
    Average xG conceded per game: 1.7 v 1.25

    Needless to say, Leeds are a completely unrecognizable team from what we witnessed of them earlier in the season. Their defensive numbers have improved big time. In Bielsa’s words, his players are “growing in maturity and gaining experience to manage games”. The eye-opening stat for me is that big chances conceded have halved in recent weeks – which is why I believe that Stuart Dallas may still have a role to play in the run-in (bha TOT bur sou WBA). I have a feeling there’s a big haul in him before the end of the season.

    On the other side of the spectrum, Leeds are in the bottom five for both xG and big chances since GW26. This I believe, has been brought about by a combination of an increase in fixture difficulty and the injury to Raphinha. The underlying numbers don’t look great for Bamphinha but I believe that their difficult run has passed and owners should now cash in with Leeds’ fixtures till the end of the season. Both are worth keeping for me.

    Q: Who are the best differentials for the run-in?

    This is a very popular question this week given that a lot of FPL managers are looking to gain ground on their rivals at this stage of the season. I’ve always believed that there is a reason why a differential is a differential – because it always comes with some risk attached to it. Hence, both my picks here come with some sort of uncertainty attached to them.

    My attacking differential would be Bale. I believe his benching in the Carabao Cup final was tactical and he should start in the favorable fixtures that Spurs have (SHU lee WOL AVL). I believe he has a high ceiling. My defensive differential would be Lucas Digne (AVL whu+avl SHU WOL). Even though I’m always skeptical of Everton’s defence, Digne does possess assist potential going forward and a potential double in GW35 followed by a home game against Sheffield United in GW36 means there’s upside to catch.

    Q: Who is the best budget striker to own in the coming gameweeks?

    There are a lot of candidates competing for top slot here – Wood, Calvert Lewin, Richarlison, Ings, Bamford and Watkins. Wood has the best underlying statistics having accumulated the highest number of big chances of all players in the league over the previous six matches but has one less fixture to play. Like the Everton boys, Ings and Watkins have an additional fixture too but their fixtures either side of the double don’t look as great. This is why I believe Calvert Lewin, is by far, the best pick among the forwards for the run-in. Here’s a comparison I run between the Everton forwards:

    DCL vs Richarlison Last 4 matches

    Mins per shot in box: 51.42 v 35.9
    Mins per big chance: 72 v 119.66
    Mins per xGi: 174.8 v 181.3

    Even though Richarlison is shooting at a more frequent rate, it is Calvert Lewin who is being afforded the better quality of chances. Even though Everton don’t have great attacking numbers at the moment, I believe it makes sense to back them with the fixtures come up (AVL whu+avl SHU WOL). It’s not as if Calvert Lewin has bad numbers himself – over the past six matches, he’s only behind Kane, Iheanacho and Wood for big chances. Further, what I like about him is that his most difficult fixture (mci) is in GW38 so he’s easily sellable after his good run.

    Q: In this section, I talk about Wilfried Zaha.

    Zaha’s a bit of a tricky one. I’ll list his pros and cons and leave the decision to you:

    Pros: I was surprised to find this stat but when I did some digging I found Zaha to be only behind Son, Salah and Sterling for minutes per big chance from open play in matches against the bottom ten so he’s an absolute flat track bully. Palace’s fixtures in the double are likely to be against Sheffield United and Southampton so there’s potential there. Also worth noting that Palace are one of the few teams who have potentially have a double in 35 and then a fixture again in 36.

    Cons: He plays for Palace who have arguably the worst attacking statistics over the season – no one has recorded fewer big chances or a worse xG. Further, Zaha almost always needs multiple returns to haul big. Only once has he recorded bonus points with one attacking return over the course of the season.

    Q: In this section, I analyze Arsenal’s fixture v Newcastle.

    Arsenal defensive numbers GW1-25 v GW26-33*

    Shots in box conceded per game 6.96 v 6
    Big chances conceded per game 1.52 v 1.14
    Average xG conceded per game 1.19 v 0.86

    The GW 26-33 data set does not include Arsenal’s match against Liverpool as I believe that game was a statistical outlier in which Arsenal refused to turn up. Other than that, Arsenal’s defence has been posting some very encouraging numbers of late. Owners have been highly unlucky to lose clean sheets due to a Fulham penalty and a freakish Leno error. However, Arsenal are now up against an in-form Newcastle attack:

    Newcastle attacking numbers GW1-29 v GW30-33

    Shots in box per game: 8.79 v 11.25
    Big chances per game: 1.82 v 3
    Average xG per game: 1.44 v 2.27

    It is no surprise that Newcastle’s attack has been rejuvenated with the return from injury of Allan Saint-Maximin. I’d be very surprised if they didn’t score against Arsenal – if you have the luxury of benching your Arsenal defender, then I would choose to do that.

    Kindly like and retweet the thread if you can! Link below:

    https://twitter.com/BigManBakar/status/1387509772476370945

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    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Awesome work s usual , Big Man!

      I'm still on the fence regarding Bruno - if no DGW, he might be gone for me.

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Awesome article thanks

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Brilliant mate !!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Nice work

      Points about Zaha are spot on imo. The one point I'll add is that there was a distinct shift in outlook from Palace just after the WH match which could have been a right tonking and that rather skews season stats. First half of the season they had a decent number of big chances - not bottom liers there at all - much more mid table.

      Against Leicester there were signs of a less "all out defence" approach and that improves Zaha - who is completely peripheral otherwise. If Palace maintain more front approach then goals could come.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        *front foot

    5. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Great read as always Big man!

    6. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 hours ago

      Great article

    7. BigManBakar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Thank you everyone! 🙂

    8. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Brilliant work thanks.

    9. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Completely threw me that this is now called the preview rather than the review!

    10. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Finally, an informative piece of advice over Bruno and others, well done.

  7. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Appreciate help

    Coady:
    a. Play
    b. Transfer to EVE def

    1. RVP 20
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Keep him and play him

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        thx Tony Holgate/Coleman/Godfree?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 5 hours ago

          Coleman - higher ceiling but mins are questionable.
          Holgate over Godfrey - same ceiling and cheaper

  8. RVP 20
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Roll the transfer?

    Martinez
    Dallas Reguilon Castagne
    Salah Bruno Lingard Saka
    DCL Kane (C) Nacho

    Forster Shaw Gundo Targett

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      I d play Shaw over Saka

    2. G Banger
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Looks better than my team this week, I'd say GTG

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Roll FT but I would start Shaw and Gundo ahead of Saka

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Yes

  9. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Providing Kane is fit, this team GTG? (1FT 1.0ITB):

    Mendy
    Rudiger Dias TAA Shaw
    Salah Bruno Lingard Jota
    Nacho Kane

    (Forster Martinelli Fofana Vydra)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      I think Rudiger will be rested after playing 7 games in 20 days. Make sure your bench is in the right order

  10. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    What's your thoughts on these transfer below?

    GW34 Bruno to Pereira (1GW punt)
    GW35 Pereira to Greenwood/Bruno

    2FT 0.3ITB FH36
    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Shaw Dallas
    Son Salah Lingard Bruno
    Kane Nacho
    (Forster Jota Holding Davis)

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      I'd be tempted to hold the transfer this GW

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        I have 2FTs and don't want to burn a FT. Any suggestions?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Waste of transfers

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        Ideally I would like to roll but I have 2FTs. Any suggestions?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Not much you can do tbh as you have a FH left which is good. Jota to Greenwood if you want a risk maybe? Gwood would have an extra game in hand

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        I was thinking about Son to Greenwood in 35. Getting in Greenwood for the Liverpool game doesn't make sense.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 5 hours ago

          Jota is on your bench anyway mate, would be a transfer made early for next week as you’d bench Greenwood this week also. Removing Son before Leeds is a dangerous play

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 5 hours ago

            Looking at Liverpool's fixtures from 35 onwards doesn't scream "get rid" for me. Leeds defence has vastly improved. Greenwood 2 fixtures over Son's 1 fixture is the play for me

  11. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    What is the best move for this GW? 1FT, 4.7ITB. No chips left.

    A. Mount -> Sterling
    B. Mount -> Son
    C. Save FT
    D. Save FT, and then Mount + Kabak -> Salah + Webster with 2FT next week?

    Leno Forster
    Shaw Kabak Coady Rudiger N.Williams
    Bruno Mount Jota Lingard Burke
    Kane Vardy DCL

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Your def is the weakest part in your team. I think Mount might be rested for this GW as well. Son is the short term pick but then you need to think about the potential double

  12. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    G2G this week?

    Martinez
    Trent, Shaw, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Greenwood, Lingard
    Kane (C), Bamford, Iheanacho (VC)

    Forster, Jota, Holding, Coufal. 0.1m ITB. 25k Rank.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      GTG

  13. And nothing else Mata'…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Who to bench:
    A) Greenwood (LIV)
    B) Trossard (LEE)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      A if Cavani is rested tonight

  14. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Is it a huge risk to go without Kane this gw ?
    I would like to save Vardy for dgws...
    Can set Son as captain

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      For this GW, I think Kane is a must have.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      You’re in the same boat as me ..... I’ll consider going without ... or Bruno and Vydra out and Kane and Raphinha in for a -4 ..... I’ll be pondering that call right up to deadline.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 hours ago

        Would love confirmation Man U no DGW and that would make it easier.

        1. Finding Timo
          5 months, 5 hours ago

          Same position as me although I can do vydra & Bruno to Kane & raphinha for free

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 5 hours ago

            In that case I’d wait as long as you can for news of DGW ... but if it was free ... I’d be leaning towards the transfers.

            1. Finding Timo
              5 months, 5 hours ago

              Cheers if raphinha confirmed fit I am on it !!

  15. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Start 3

    A) TAA
    B) Shaw
    C) Dallas
    D) Coufal
    E) Konsa

    Currently on ABC

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      ABC

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      I CBA answering that one...

    3. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      bca

  16. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Start one

    A. Jota
    B. Saka
    C. Fofana

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Probably Jota.

    3. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B.

  17. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Struggling with this.

    Start 3

    A) Dias (cry)
    B) Shaw (liv)
    C) Dallas (bha)
    D) Rudiger (ful)
    E) Holding (new)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      BCD with A first on the bench

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      BCA if you have another Chelsea defender to hedge risk

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      ACD

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      ABD. Dallas first sub and expect him to come in for Rudiger.

    5. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      ABD and C first on bench.

  18. Black Knights
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Seems we've all got similar bench issues this week.

    I need to bench 2 of:

    A) Jota (mun)
    B) Shaw (LIV)
    C) Watkins (eve)

    A&C, people think?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      AB

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Ta.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Probably AC

      1. Finding Timo
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        I actually think A & B as don’t think MU can keep cleansheet ?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 hours ago

          I think it'll be 0-0. Utd have previous with drawing 0-0 against top teams.

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 4 hours ago

            Yeah just whether it'll be a tight United league affair, or more like their cup game. I reckon i'll defo bench Jota as he's the least likely to start/get more than 60 mins. Might toss a coin for the other!

  19. PortisRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    What is the likelihood of Coleman starting most of the remaining games? Thinking of swapping Pereira for him. He has a fixture in 36 when Pereira probably wont have (and Pereira has been benched for the last two). Thoughts please?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Is Digne possible?

      Coleman should get 2 out of 3 games I guess

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Very little chance, he’s not nailed on especially when they play a back 4

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Holgate, Godfrey might be more nailed unless you can afford Digne

  20. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 hours ago

    Asking a different crowd, what would you burn a FT on?

    A. Coady -> Ayling/Llorente
    B. Wilson -> Wood

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      Depends if you think Leeds def will still be tight when playing against the "lesser" teams later. Dallas and Raphinha is nailed for 2 Leeds spots. 3rd spot could be a def or Bamford.

      Burnley's fixtures look decent. I would probably lean towards Wood

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 hours ago

      B

  21. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    If DGW35 is confirmed as predicted by Ben Crellin, who are the players you think FPL managers should have in their team?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      I guess Shaw, Greenwood, Bruno, one Everton, one Chelsea will be enough

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Considering fixtures for SGW teams are OK

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Digne / Coleman, DCL and maybe Siggy

      That's all I can think so far.

      I'll be using my FH

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Looks like you are using FH to load up on Everton players!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Sadly I have a glut of Villa who are in near relegation form and have been for a while Thinking I'd ideally want

      Digne !!!!
      Bruno
      Shaw
      Azpi/Mendy

      Zaha would be my punt. There's a decent fixture in 36 as well against Villa who aren't keeping cs. A couple of goals over the 3 matches seems very plausible and convenient to have someone who rolls over into 36.

      Might also prefer Pickford to Martinez if I was on WC.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Digne has been a complete let down for me when I held him for 10GWs this season! I expect him to punish me over the double. Zaha is on my list from last season to not bother with him haha

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 hours ago

          🙂

          I've owned Digne about 4 times but only for around 9 weeks.

          I know why people avoid Zaha but for me he's a fairly easy pick when he's oop with good fixtures and Palace aren't all about defence. Steered well clear last season even when he put a few in and became briefly popular. Then he was wide and Palace were just using him as an outball from defence.

          For me he's one to get only in certain circs. Now looks quite possible. Not a slam dunk pick but interesting outside bet.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 4 hours ago

            I agree, Zaha playing up top in a front 2 makes him a much better option than playing wide. I just can't trust him.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 4 hours ago

              Take a look at Big Man's review a bit further up.

              Fascinating point about Zaha's flat track bully status - wasn't aware of just how well he was doing but it makes perfect sense to me. Part of this plays into the RH modus operandi. Palace a season or so back had a great record against top 6 and ho hum elsewhere. This has now been reversed - some fixtures are attacked and some sadly effectively written off.

    4. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      I currently have:

      Emi, McCarthy
      Castagne, Shaw, Rudiger
      Bruno
      Vardy, Watkins

      I think i'll add Pickford for McCarthy, and maybe Zaha, then BB. That'll do.

  22. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    I feel GW34 may see lots of points benched for me, any changes to this:

    Meslier
    TAA / Alonso / Rudi / Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Lingard
    Vydra / Kane / Nacho

    3.9 / Greenwood / Jota / Fofana

    0ft 1.8m in the bank

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      You could maybe argue Greenwood ahead of Vydra but I expect Burnley to play 2 up top. Greenwood will probably come on for Rudiger anyway. He has played 7 games in 20 days. GTG here

  23. Michelle Davin
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    Jota out?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Keep

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      context please

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Just bench him. Look at Liverpool's fitxtures from 35 onwards

      1. son of city
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        He cost alot.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 hours ago

          7m on the bench is fine for 1 game. A lot of teams benched Kane and Son last GW so they can play them against SHU this GW. It is basically the same philosophy, bench this GW for the good run of fixtures

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 hours ago

          Really?

          He cost most people on here around 6.6/6.7 - more or less the price of budget forwards who get benched consistently. Even if you did get him at 7.0 and not 6.6 it's hardly an expensive benching

      2. Finding Timo
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Considering Liverpool’s good fixtures is upgrading Philips to TAA a must ?

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    Would you do Vardy+Gundog >> Kane(C)+Raphinha here?

    Need to raise 0.3 to get Kane.

    Mendy
    TAA. Shaw. Rudiger
    Salah. Bruno. Gundog. Lingard
    Vardy. DCL. Iheanacho
    (Forster, Jota, Coady, Holding)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Yes I would, hopefully Bielsa gives a positive update on Raph today.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Yeah I hope so too. He the better pick over ASM and Saka still? ASM looks on fire but I’m biased haha

      2. Finding Timo
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Yes agree

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      yup

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Yes

  25. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    Maddison to Lingard for free the correct move?

    Bench two:

    A) Coady
    B) Struijk
    C) Raphinha
    D) Bamford

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Yes, AB

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Thank you!

    2. son of city
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      First one yes
      Second one AB

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Thank you!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Yes

      Pretty sure I'd play Struijk over double attack. Raph on bench for me - remembering how Bamford only got 60 minutes when he came back from injury.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Sure. Thank you!

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Also, if I have to pick one to play:

        A) Coady
        B) Struijk

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 4 hours ago

          Can Wolves be that bad again? Hard to think so but WBA will be swarming in attack I imagine and it's got the dangerous derby factor too. Possibly that makes Coady better.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 4 hours ago

            Alright. Coady then. I might still need Struijk as I have Rudiger and I think he might be benched.

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Not sure I'd lose Maddison ahead of Southampton and possible double. Players who come back from injury might need a couple of games to get back in form, so I'd hold this GW

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Yes, you have a point. My only worry is what will hurt me more - not having Lingard or not having Maddison. I am protecting a lead in my ML and all the the chasers have Lingard.

  26. Canaries
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    GTG Guys?

    Mendy
    Castagne, Dallas, Saiss
    Jota, Bruno, Ligard, Traore, Son
    Kane, Nacho

    Martinez, TAA, Vydra, Shaw

    £6.0m in bank, wondering to upgrade Jota > maybe KDB / B Silva. Thoughts?

  27. davies
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    How do I shave 1.0 off this lot?

    Martinez Forster
    Alonso Dallas Stones Rudiger Holding
    Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho Bamford

    Cheers.

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Alonso to Coufal

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 4 hours ago

        Wouldn't do that - Alonso likely to start this GW I'd think

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Suspended Stones

  28. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    Currently own Vardy, with Son (C) and Nacho (VC).

    Would you sell Vardy to Kane (C) instead?

    1. son of city
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      Like ages ago.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      I think this question depends on your strategy. If you priorities ML or OR.

      1. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 hours ago

        OR

  29. Fpl_elstatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    We’ve put together our GW34 squad and the reasons behind the picks using stats to support our picks:
    https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/fpl-gw34-weekly-wildcard/

  30. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 4 hours ago

    Best 5m defender for rest of season?

    A. Holgate
    B. Llorente
    C. Coufal
    D. Other

    C prob highest ceiling but A has a DGW so it’s a hard decision?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      I would go with A. WHU def is still shaky and need Rice back to give that protection

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      You tell me 😉
      I'm looking at Holgate or Godfrey, for the yet to be scheduled DGW. Looking at their minutes throughout season, it seems they are both pretty nailed. Coufal better attacking threat so also a good, but West Ham been conceding lots of goals lately so the odd assist might not make up for that.

    4. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 hours ago

      B - Leeds have been working on a tighter defensive set up in the 2nd half of the season under Bielsa and it shows. Their shots conceded have halved in the 2nd half of the season. And that guy is a big part of it.