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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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  1. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    On BB (simply because I couldn’t decide when to use it...)

    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Dallas Godfrey Rudiger Holding
    Salah Bruno ESR Zaha Greenwood
    Kane Antonio Davis

    Obvious move is to just sell Davis. Would you do anything else for a hit?

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

      Zaha to torres/raphinha maybe

  2. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Good to go?

    Meslier (Foster)
    Dallas Holding TAA
    Mane Salah Raph Lingard
    Antonio DCL Kane

    JWP Shaw Holgate

    Thanks!!

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah like it.
      Could do a keeper for a hit but I don’t think any are worth it.

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

      Nice team! Maybe Holding to a Leeds defender?

      1. Henryyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        3 Leeds unfortunately
        Got Meslier in two gws ago 🙁

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Gtg any FT or already used?

      1. Henryyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno Jota to Mane Raph for free
        Will confirm transfers 2 min before deadline

        Cheers guys

    4. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yep. Like it!

      1. Henryyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  3. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Play Martinez (CHE) or Sanchez (ARS)?

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Close one that but I would bet on Chelsea scoring over Arsenal so probably Sanchez

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Same dilemma here. Going Sanchez as Brighton are decent defensively and Chelsea surely score in that match.

    3. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      San

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    RP to get some more opinions. Best option here? Chasing a 9 point lead in my ML.

    A. Bruno > mane
    B. Bruno dcl > mane Antonio -4
    C. Castagne dcl > robbo Antonio -4

    mendy
    taa dallas shaw
    salah bruno son lingard raphina
    watkins nacho

    pickford castagne dcl ward

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

      Im doing c. So maybe go a or b lol

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Well I’m considering B so I like that

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A or B depending on his twam

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        *team

    4. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B

  5. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Evening all!

    Last decision of the season:
    1) Vydra to Antonio, play DCL and bench Bruno
    2) DCL and Bruno to Antonio and Mane

    Cheers all and Goodluck!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      2 for free?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nah sorry should have mentioned that, -4

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          1

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      2 I think, should pay off

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I like 2

    4. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I like 2 but you could also do 1 and play Bruno over DCL in case he starts..?

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    how many leeds players do you have? just did watkins to bamford which means I now have 3 with dallas and raphinha. really hope they live up to the hype v west brom!

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      3

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

    Level on points at the top of my money league!

    Defenders are Coleman*, Dallas, TAA, Coady and Shaw who may not play.

    Is it worth a hit to do Coleman -> Rudiger?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      NO

      1. AppleDunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        So just play Coady?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          i would

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You can move Coleman out, but not by Rudiger.

    3. Must.Go.Faster.
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lowercase “no” for me

    4. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I have 616 captain points so far this season, and im ranked at 80k

      How is that even possible? Think its the most C points i ever had but its my worst season....

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        one man team 🙂

        1. Henryyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          spot on!

          My other players have been good at dodging points....

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Unusually high number of DGWs, you've essentially had 8 potential extra fixtures for your captain with 6 DGWs and a TGW.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How can you find your captains total points ?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks

      4. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        70k and 520 for my captain .... What could have been 🙂

    5. yanky
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      DCL > Antonio worth -4 pt hit?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        not for me

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

    6. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      DCL and Bale to Bamford and Rap

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Fail

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        rap like cypress hill yep

    7. akhilrajau
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Mendy
      TAA, Dallas, Shaw, Holding
      Salah, Son, Lingard, Greenwood
      Kane, Antonio

      Bench: Smith Rowe, Coady, Adams, Forster
      In bank: 4.7m, FT : 1

      A. Son -> Mane(442)
      B. Greenwood -> Mane(442)
      C. Adams -> Vardy/Bamford/Werner(343)
      D. Coady -> Robertson (442)
      E. any other suggestion

      1. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Probably B

        1. akhilrajau
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thank you all. I am also thinking on that

      3. JRO093
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B

    8. SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Raphinha or Harrison and why?

      1. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Harrison. He's actually capable of delivering some double digit returns albeit very rarely. Raph ticks over with assists but hasn't set the world alight fantasy-wise. Don't get the love.

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This

    9. JAYPEE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Son and Coady to Mane and a 4.1 DEF for a -4?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        not for me. spurs game will have loads of goals I think, son could do well.

    10. niloh1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on aguero?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        tempting but i wouldnt unless you have absolutely nothing to play for

      2. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I abandoned the idea due to lack of game time/match fitness.

    11. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA phillips dallas
      salah (c) bruno raphinha lingard
      kane nacho bamford

      areola greenwood lowton godfrey

      1ft 0.3 itb

      bruno to auba the most obvious move isnt it?

      1. niloh1
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What about mane?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          i have 3 pool players already unfortunately

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        alternatively Pulisic?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          mmh reckon he ll start? thanks

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I do with Haven't a doubt. Should be Pulisic on the left and Werner up top. Villa weak down the right as well. Bit of a punt admittedly but not feeling Auba at Brighton tbh.

            1. Hart-ake
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Havertz a doubt that should be!

    12. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Which one:

      a) DCL to Bamford (bench Jota)
      b) Jota and Son to Willock and Mane (bench DCL) (-4)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        a

      2. hshepherd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Both are sound
        Wilock can cover the -4 seeing as Jota isn’t playing so if you think mane outscores son then go for it

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          it's really Willock vs DCL though who I would otherwise be playing.

          cheers though. With the price changes, probably have to go down to Smith Rowe now anyway...

      4. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        And I'm priced out of b with the changes, ha. A is the sensible move anyhow...

    13. hshepherd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on these moves? Was originally planning B, but A could have higher upside if Bruno is rested. Could take a hit for C, but no obvious defenders to bring in for a -4

      A) Bruno >>> Mane
      B) Digne >>> Robertson
      C) Bruno + Digne >>> Mane + DEF(?) -4

      Mendy
      TAA Dallas Digne(*)
      Salah Lingard Rahpinha Greenwood Bruno(*)
      Kane Antonio
      Forster Strujik Coady Davis

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A or C with Coufal

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I think. you just go A and play Digne. Not worth the hit. Shame Strujik is unlikely to play.

        1. hshepherd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers, that's what I'm currently thinking too!

    14. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Another two price changes.

    15. niloh1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who’s the best 8.5m mid?

      1. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        leeds player.

    16. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rate my two transfers that I just did?

      Bruno & DCL > Kane (c) & Torres

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Don’t mind losing those 2 but quite risky the other 2

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Love a final day punt haha (Torres), but as for Kane, he will be playing for the golden boot vs a Leicester team who need to win, so thinking that will be an open game. Hopefully that's how it works out!

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Can see the logic.
            I’m looking to sell Bale for Mane but depends if Greenwood plays as I need the funds for a downgrade

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Mane is a good shout, he was playing central in the last match. Greenwood is by no means guaranteed as a starter, could downgrade to someone like Willock to free up funds if money is an issue

      2. Must.Go.Faster.
          2 months, 11 days ago

          PG 13

      3. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Mendy

        TAA, Dallas, *Shaw (Holding, Coady)

        Salah, *Bale, *Greenwood, Raphinha, JWP

        Kane, Antonio (Iheanacho)

        Only 1FT and concerned about players starting.

        Who is the priority to sell? Only have 1FT

        A) Bale
        B) Greenwood

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Would start Nacho over JWP
          Any money to upgrade Bale?

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah I may well do after benching his points last week. I have 0.9ITB so can't stretch too far. I could maybe punt on a Chelsea mid but not sure where else I could go.

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Depends on situation with mini league etc
              I would actually punt on someone like Pepe

              1. Johan Queef
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I actually just spotted Pepe and considered this too. Tbf, it's my worst season I can remember and there's not a lot to play for aside from maybe a few quid in a money league if I rise one place. Thanks for the advice!

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Similar to me.
                  Had a shocking final 6 weeks so tempted to take -12 and build a team I think scores well for fun

                  1. Johan Queef
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    "make fantasy fun again" as they say

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      That’s it!

                2. L S P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  My heart is saying Bale/DCL ->Kun/Pepe

                  But my head is saying ->Antonio/Mane

                  1. Johan Queef
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Option 2 looks better but I certainly see the fun in number 1!

      4. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Risers: Mané (11.8) Pépé (7.7) Antonio (6.7) Raphinha (5.6) Mendy (5.3) Willock (4.9) Alioski (4.4)

        Fallers: Son (9.6) Zaha (7.1) Sigurdsson (6.8) Watkins (6.3) Maupay (5.8) Eze (5.8) Maguire (5.5) Semedo (5.1) Lewis (4.0)

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          One more day to go!

        2. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers Raga

        3. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          cheers Ragabolly.

        4. Goat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Where are all the 4 up 0 down virgins

      5. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        First players in your team for next season??

        Double LIV defence, whoever is up front for City, and Teemu Pukki for me!

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Buendia too!

        2. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Waiting for fixtures first.

          Salah, Kane , Trent, Justin most likely

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            likely price for Justin?

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              5.5 I reckon

        3. THE KING CANTONA
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          4.0 second GK

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Krul, TAA, Bruno, Salah - reluctantly Kane if he’s at city...

          Probably Bamford & Watkins if they’re 7.5 or less

          Grealish if he’s 8.0 or less

          Keeping an eye on Antonio & Nacho prices along with Raphinia & Harrison

      6. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        With what pep said, i regret selling mahrez already..
        anw will greenwood start last gameweek?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Why are you listening to Pep?

      7. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Konsa to Tierney (-4) YAY or NAY?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You'll do well to make the 4 points back.

      8. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Mendy
        Digne taa cresswell
        Salah(c) willock mount saka
        Kane ings bamford

        Subs steer greenwood shaw saiss

        Gtg?

      9. Scheister
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Which of these 4 most likely to keep a clean sheet in your opinion? Have my choice of these GKs in ML:

        MUN @ the Molineux
        LEE hosting WBA
        NEW @ Craven Cottage
        BUR @ Bramall Lane

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Leeds or Burnley

        2. LegendMoon
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          None of them, goal fest last day incoming!

      10. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Mahrez and Foden likely to Start?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Fodenfreude!

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No one knows, one might start, both very unlikely to start, most likely neither start

        3. Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Leaning towards “maybe” IMHO atm

        4. LegendMoon
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          What did pep say about his lineup?
          Looking for a Bruno replacement...mahrez maybe?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            It is irrelevent what Pep said.

          2. Must.Go.Faster.
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Said Mahrez is starting apparently, IMHO.

          3. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Will greenwood start?
            Start saka or greenwood?