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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
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lingard to Mane
      Kane to Aguero

    2. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Son and Jota > Mane and Willock?

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This.

    3. Ayew ready?
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  2. yer old da
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. yer old da
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        What’s your team ID?

        1. yer old da
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 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
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Raph or Harrison?

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Form - Harrison

      Better player - raphina

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  4. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  5. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Lloris (avl)
    Or
    Johnstone (lee)

    Thank you

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lloris

  6. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

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

  7. Freddiemac123
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  8. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      D1

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B1

  9. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I like it. Firmino IMO

  10. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Is foster going to play for saints?

    1. adidasOriginals
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      yes

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Has there been team news? Thanks

  11. adidasOriginals
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Greenwood playing??

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I think he starts and plays about 65-70 mins

      I dont see him starting the final

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 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

  12. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Basically aye 🙂

    2. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 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.

  13. Manimals
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Raph and Kane or Son and Bamford? Thanks

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ralph Kane

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      All 4!

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

    4. Team of Gary Breens
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

  14. Team of Gary Breens
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 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
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Nacho

  15. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Fantasyfootballfix

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Best striker this week between
    A Bamford
    B Antonio
    C Iheanacho

    1. Team of Gary Breens
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Bamford has the best potential for a big score

    2. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A for me

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I have all 3 and fancy nacho to score more

    4. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A

  17. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Also, not named Alisson

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Will he play?

    2. Rhys85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Casilla?

      1. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Looking like my best option

  18. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Who will Ole play in goal?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I think they both play, DDG has the cup final

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers

      2. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

  19. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Yep. Not worth transfer

  20. BERGKOP
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I like C with Bam/Robbo

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      C if you are in full blocking mode or A.

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I like B. And bench Greenwood.

    4. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

    5. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  21. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 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.

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Cresswell or Coufal?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cresswell if money not an issue.

    2. Rhys85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Coufal seems to have been better lately

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Coufal

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cresswell

  23. Rhys85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Prefer B out of those.
      I think. Close.

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Rhys85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

  24. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 29 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      2

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Would you do Mané or KDB?

        1. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Mane easy

  25. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Would you do DCL to Nacho -4?

    Cheers

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers mate

  26. Nemes1s
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Alioski

  27. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Would you start bruno or lingard this gw?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. Team of Gary Breens
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 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

  28. The Royal Robin
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Coufal

  29. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I reckon there is good chance of a leak

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 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.

  30. Rhys85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      2.33am

      1. Rhys85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers, need to make my transfers soon then.