Big Numbers

FPL Gameweek 38: The key player and team statistics

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

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811 Comments Post a Comment
  1. shawry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    So I want Mane in, but think I’ll have a bench head ache.

    What’s the best way to get him in?
    2 FTs. £0 ITB.

    Mendy
    TAA - Digne - Shaw
    Salah - Raph - Lingard - Son
    Wood - Kane - Antonio

    (McCarthy - Holding - Coady - Jota)

    Cheers!

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lingard to Mane
      Kane to Aguero

    2. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Son and Jota > Mane and Willock?

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This.

    3. Ayew ready?
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How about Kane and Jota to Mane and Bamford? Benching lingard

  2. yer old da
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Evening folks - looking for some help in my first post of the season!

    I’ve finally decided to call time on my FPL career, and keen to get an idea of where I would place in the Hall of Fame (somewhat narcissistic I hear you cry). Is there any way of estimating this based on my season history, given I’m not a FFS member?

    The problem here is that this last season has been in my son’s name. I originally intended ‘retiring’ at the end of last season, however decided to see if it would be a good father/son pursuit and so registered a team in Josh’s name. How it transpired was that he couldn’t be bothered with it at all so I managed it all season! Looking at another decent finish, currently at 2.7k. So I have about 10-12 seasons in my own name, and one in my son’s. I gave it up for a couple of seasons a few years back so aware that will affect my final rank too.

    So a long post to ask that of the forum! But appreciate any advice on this - cheers folks.

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You could probably still join the FFS Open league with code 5u05vz and wait for it to update the career Hall of Fame at the end of the season. You don't have to be a member to join the league.

      1. yer old da
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks, but I’d be registering with my son’s team so only one season of history! Ideally looking to know if someone knows the formula and I could plug my season ranks in to calculate the HoF rank.

    2. gogs67
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Log in to https://www.premierfantasytools.com/ and go to 'all time rank'

      • yer old da
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        In case anyone can help, here’s my season history:

        Seasons: 13
        Top 1k: 3
        Top 10k: 8
        Top 20k: 10
        Top 30k: 12
        Top 40k: 13

        Highest: 743rd
        Lowest: 39k
        Season Points Rank
        2006/07 2022 3,488
        2007/08 2284 872
        2008/09 2140 743
        2009/10 2422 1,780
        2010/11 2194 985
        2011/12 2155 15,024
        2012/13 2159 26,789
        2013/14 2449 2,332
        2014/15 2277 1,536
        2017/18 2260 39,040
        2018/19 2346 24,253
        2019/20 2358 10,499
        2020/21 2470 2,727 (currently)

        1. ivanthemerciless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What’s your team ID?

          1. yer old da
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Two team ID’s as I said.

            The first 12 seasons in my own name with ID 8237849, the last in my son’s name with ID 3888926.

    3. adidasOriginals
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Raph or Harrison?

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Form - Harrison

        Better player - raphina

      2. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Raph has looked great since he came back, unlucky not get anything out of the Saints game.

    4. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Pick one from each:

      a) Son (lei)
      b) Willock (ful)
      c) Torres (EVE)
      d) Greenwood (wol)
      e) Pepe (BHA)

      1) Areola (NEW)
      2) Mendy (avl)

      1. Croaker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I don’t think the answer will have changed since you asked an hour ago?

    5. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lloris (avl)
      Or
      Johnstone (lee)

      Thank you

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lloris

    6. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      except for the obvious big hitters, what is your 'must have' this week?

    7. Freddiemac123
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Just checking my team now and noticed loads are taking Bruno out? Have I missed team news? Being rested for final? If no news then not a bit risky taking him out?

        1. Croaker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No team news but lots of concern about rotation. OGS has suggested there will be changes and it’d be a disaster if Bruno got injured

          1. Freddiemac123
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ok cheers. Think I’ll get rid as well then

          2. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            would be stupid to risk him in a dead rubber game 3 days before a final

        2. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Help me to choose 2 players from each group

          A Aguero
          B Antonio
          C Wood
          D Kane

          1. Mane
          2. Auba
          3. Pepe
          4. KdB
          5. Torres

          1. Croaker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B1 safest but personally I like Wood especially if you have Linz

            1. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks, on FH .. so I want to gamble and not playing safe

          2. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            D1

          3. BERGKOP
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B1

        3. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Patricio
          Phillips, Reguilion, Dallas
          Jota, Mahrez, Son , Bruno
          Bamford, Nacho, DCL
          Subs: Zaha, Samedo, Digne
          11pt lead. 2 FT
          So:
          Jota & DCL > Willock & Firminio/Wood?

          1. BERGKOP
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I like it. Firmino IMO

        4. baggs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Is foster going to play for saints?

          1. adidasOriginals
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            yes

            1. baggs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Has there been team news? Thanks

        5. adidasOriginals
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thoughts on Greenwood playing??

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I think he starts and plays about 65-70 mins

            I dont see him starting the final

            1. HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I came to ask same thing. You think he starts? I thought benching fears as would start in Europe..

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                With Maguire out Ole will def start McFred in the double pivot.

                and Rashford and Bruno also def start behind Cavani so that leaves one spot for either Pogba or Greenwood and I just cant see Ole starting Greenwood over Pogba. So I see Greenwood coming on as an imppact sub around 70 odd mins in the final if united need a goal and one of McFred going off and Pogba going deep then and Rashford moving to the right,

                This has been Ole general Pattern in big games and that was with Maguire, so without him I just see it being more nailed that he will start cautious

        6. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          So this was the season when I truly became obsessed with FPL, watching three podcasts a week, checking prices multiple times a day etc etc. It's been a chaotic season for me (-116 points in hits) but I've managed to turn a disastrous season around in the last couple of months (was 2 mil just before the half-way point but now have an outside chance of scraping into the top 200k).

          However, it feels like it has taken over my life so I was thinking of having a season off.

          Instead of this (and because I don't think I can give up my fix), if you were going to have an 'experimental' season, what do you think would be interesting to try (excluding random ones like 'only bald players' 'no players beginning with 'B' etc.)?

          Some ideas:

          A) Ignore all FPL content, Scout, and price changes. Make transfers just before the deadline. Play it 'old school.'
          B) Only pick players below 9 mil.
          C) Something else?

          1. yer old da
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            1 won’t work. I’ve tried it and it sucks you in!

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ha, yeah, I thought that one was a little optimistic. It'll start off like that, then a few weeks in it'll be 'just the price changes,' and by Christmas, I'll be live-streaming Blackbox at the kids' Nativity play.

              1. yer old da
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Basically aye 🙂

          2. noquarternt
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Pick a formation and stick to it- like 5 defenders every week.

            Only picking players under 10 mill was a really good strategy one year I remember.

            It’s very tough to do when Salah/KDB/Kane all have good seasons and someone like Lundstram appears!

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers, that's a good one. I could go 5 at the back with all premiums and marry it with the players under 9/10 mil strategy.

        7. Manimals
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Raph and Kane or Son and Bamford? Thanks

          1. Tcheco
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ralph Kane

          2. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            All 4!

          3. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            That is so tough but Raph and Kane, just. Probably a coin flip.

          4. Team of Gary Breens
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Raph and Kane for me all day.

              Particularly if it’s his last game for the club he’ll want to go out with a bang.

              If you need to make up points though Son/ Bamford is probably a slightly better differential

              1. Manimals
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanks guys! I do prefer raph and kane but ML leader has them both so thinking of going with other pair to help make up the ground

                1. HellasLEAF
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Raph and Kane although last week blank concerning. Still..

          5. Team of Gary Breens
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Play Bale or Iheanacho?

              Trending towards Bale, feel if Leicester are pushing for goals late on he’s as good as any on the break for goal/ assist. Possibly last game for Spurs too

              1. dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Nacho (completely in form).

                Bale hasn't produced anything away from home and didn't Mason say that he's been playing in pain the last few games?

                1. Team of Gary Breens
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Hadn’t seen that, sounds like he’s saving himself for Wales, cheers

                2. BERGKOP
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Nacho

              2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                apart from fplstatistics, which other website(s) shows price changes?

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Fantasyfootballfix

              3. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Best striker this week between
                A Bamford
                B Antonio
                C Iheanacho

                1. Team of Gary Breens
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Bamford has the best potential for a big score

                  • Disco Stu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    A for me

                  • Luton_Fan
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I have all 3 and fancy nacho to score more

                  • BERGKOP
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    A

                2. Disco Stu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Keeper with the best odds of a clean sheet that's not named Ederson?

                  1. Disco Stu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Also, not named Alisson

                    1. Mile Plankton
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Let's keep it in "son" department.
                      Hopefully Henderson as I own him.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Will he play?

                  2. Rhys85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Casilla?

                    1. Disco Stu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Looking like my best option

                3. Mile Plankton
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Who will Ole play in goal?

                  1. Mile Plankton
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I have Henderson and Forster.
                    Any chance one of them plays?

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      I think they both play, DDG has the cup final

                      1. Mile Plankton
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Cheers

                    2. Disco Stu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      I have McCarthy(And Meslier) which guarantees that Forster plays

                4. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yep. Not worth transfer

                5. BERGKOP
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Hey all,

                  Would really appreciate some feedback before things get crazy on here. I'm leading my ML by only 18pts. He's pulled the gap back very well and I've made some poor decisions. He's my cousin and we've traded blows over the last couple of years, so it means a lot for family bragging rights.

                  My team:

                  Martinez (Areola)
                  Shaw - Rudiger - Dallas (Targett - Digne)
                  Salah - Son - Lingard - Greenwood (Jota)
                  Kane - Antonio - DCL

                  His team:

                  Martinez (Guaita)
                  Robbo - Shaw - Dallas (Digne - Holding)
                  Lingard - Bruno - Son (Soucek - JWP)
                  Kane - DCL - Bamford

                  His main differentials: Robbo, Bruno (likely transfer to Salah/Mane) and Bamford.

                  Any of these options stand out? 1FT 0.8ITB

                  A) DCL -> Bamford
                  B) Jota + Shaw -> Robbo + Raph (-4)
                  C) DCL + Digne -> Bamford/Wood + TAA/Robbo (-4)

                  Many thanks in advance 🙂

                  1. Disco Stu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I like C with Bam/Robbo

                  2. Toughie
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    C if you are in full blocking mode or A.

                  3. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I like B. And bench Greenwood.

                  4. Mile Plankton
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I like C with Bam and TAA. Robo if you want to go full block

                  5. BERGKOP
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Thanks all. I really appreciate it. Good luck to you all.

                6. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  On paper this should do very well right? In fact i would be hard pressed picking a better team in a fh or wc.

                  Mendy
                  Dallas, trent, robbo
                  Lingard, salah c, raphinha, son
                  Bam, nacho, antonio

                  Football isnt played on paper. I expect less than 60 pts.

                7. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Cresswell or Coufal?

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cresswell if money not an issue.

                  2. Rhys85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Coufal seems to have been better lately

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Coufal

                  3. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cress if money not a concern.
                    Though I think that Coufal scores more at home and Cress away. So maybe Coufal.

                  4. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Thank you all, nice range of answers. I may lean to Coufal due to the numbers in this article too.

                    Maybe he'll finally covert a chance 😀

                  5. BERGKOP
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cresswell

                8. Rhys85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Current team:

                  Forster
                  TAA \ Dallas \ Rudiger
                  Salah \ Son \ Lingard \ Jota
                  Kane \ Bamford \ Wood
                  (Guaita \ Saka \ Digne \ Coady)

                  I'm thinking either:
                  A) Jota & Lingard to Mané & Raphinha
                  B) Jota & Guaita to Mané & Casilla

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Prefer B out of those.
                    I think. Close.

                  2. BERGKOP
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    B

                  3. Rhys85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers guys, I was leaning towards that too. Taking Lingard out feels a bit sideways.

                9. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Forster (Meslier)
                  TAA, Coufal, Rudiger (Holding, Digne)
                  Salah, Son, Lingard, J-Rod (Greenwood)
                  Kane, DCL, Iheancho

                  1ft. 0.6itb

                  Definitely moving Rodriguez. Thinking

                  1. Rodriguez > Raphinha
                  2. J-Rod + Son > Raphinha + Mané / KDB (-4)
                  3. J-Rod + Forster > Raphinha + Casilla (-4)

                  Something else?

                  1. Rhys85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    I think just do A. Not sure about hits on the final week.

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Yeah. That’s my gut. Hearing people talk about crazy gambles and moves has me itchy to try something.
                      I’m hoping to gain 9 points in the OR around me to hit top 1k so feel like I should try something maybe?

                      1. Rhys85
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        You could always captain Raphinha? That would be pretty differential.

                        1. RogDog_jimmy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          I wish I had bamford to captain but I won’t be hitting to get him in. Raph could be good.

                  2. BERGKOP
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    2

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Would you do Mané or KDB?

                      1. BERGKOP
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Mane easy

                10. Henryyy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Would you do DCL to Nacho -4?

                  Cheers

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Not me.
                    I like DCL away against a City team shipping goals. (I like Nacho too)

                    1. Henryyy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Cheers mate

                11. Nemes1s
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Really stuck for defender under £4.5m. Alioski, Ayling, Dawson?

                  1. Henryyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Alioski

                12. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Would you start bruno or lingard this gw?

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Lingard. IF Bruno plays it won’t be 90. Could see him doing a 10 minute cameo for the fans even.

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Games away so that wont be reason for cameo.

                      Thanks, think ill bench him. Whats worse that can happen

                      1. RogDog_jimmy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Ah good point about away.
                        I’m expecting full b-team for Man U

                  2. Team of Gary Breens
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Lingard, wouldn’t risk Bruno getting decent minutes.
                      Utd have no reason to risk him, Ole surely has to play DVB or Mata in there

                  3. The Royal Robin
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    If you had to PLAY one, who would you pick? Other one will be 1st on my bench.

                    A) Coufal
                    B) Lowton

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Coufal

                  4. No Kane No Gain
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    What are the chances of finding out if aguero starts before the deadline?!

                    Really want to captain him!

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      I reckon there is good chance of a leak

                      1. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Yeah, lots of FHers transferred in Carson for GW36 based on a leak, but it may not have been the whole team as I think some still wound up with attacking players who were benched.

                  5. Rhys85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    What time are price changes? I'm always unsure, sorry for the rookie question.

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      2.33am

                      1. Rhys85
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Cheers, need to make my transfers soon then.