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FPL Gameweek 38: The key player and team statistics

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  1. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    -4 to sell shaw for robertson?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Silly

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      No

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Here seems a norm. Many ppl hates to take hits.

      I don't know why it must be no for this transfer. Shaw may probably be benched and get 0 points. Robertson? not impossible to get 10+ points. If the team is short of 3 defenders, this move is a Must-Go.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        It must be no.

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          It must not be no.

      2. Rojo's Modern Life
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Ridiculous logic. Trying to frame risk-on as risk-off. Foolish.

    4. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Shaw will be benched, so if you have no other starter then yes.

    5. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      If you think Shaw will be benched and are chasing, go for it. It's essentially a -2 in that case.
      If you think Shaw will start, I'd rather not do it unless you're really chasing.

    6. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      who can you start instead?

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I only got digne and shaw.. so thinking if i shld just start digne

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          I would take the hit then. But no sure which City is gonna turn up. hopefully a good one. with KDB and Aguero to start.

          Take the hit! Upside with Robbo is more. Liverpool cleanie is almost guaranteed with both Benteke and Eze out. Mitchel too ruled out for attacking threat is all the more for Liverpool not to forget this is a must win game almost like a final for them. Plus they would want to be way ahead on the GD and taking no chance if Liecester were to score 3 at Spurs.

  2. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Digne >> Dallas or Robertson?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Dallas

  3. Dirty_Harry
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Is Bamford worth a -4 (DCL out)?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Yes of course.dcl sux

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Could see it go either way tbh, but it’s tempting

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Why not?

  4. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Isit okay to bench greenwood and shaw?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah. Greenwood will probably play some part

    2. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Shaw is not starting so yeah. Greenwood could do but depends who you'l start instead.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Did Ole tell you the lineups?

        1. The White Pele
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          yes.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Can we change your name to Spam Spam?

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      It depends on your team.

  5. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    DCL and Bale to Bamford and Raphina (-4)?

    Areola
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah Son Bale Lingard
    Kane DCL Antonio

    Forster Torres Mitchell Johnson

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      100% any reason why Torres is benched?

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Because last week still hurts and there’s a bit too much uncertainty. At least Raphina should play

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Hurts? where??

        2. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Id be tempted to to start him over Son but thats my opinion. Im actually getting him in this week haha

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      And, I will not move Bale out.

  6. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Wood or Antonio?

    Wont mean much but i have Lingard and Cresswell. Thanks guys

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio

    3. JRO093
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio

    4. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks guys.

    5. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Probably Antonio, but no harm for going Wood vs Shu.

  7. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Play 1. Shaw or 2. Holding?

    Bench one: A) Ihenacho B) Bruno or C) Greenwood

    What do you reckon?

    1. WINNING!
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      c

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Play Holding over Shaw.
      Bench Bruno.

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Dcl > Antonio for a hit? Other option is to play Watkins instead.

  9. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Who would you bench?
    A. Iheanacho
    B. JWP

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 1 day ago

      B a million times before A.

    4. Must.Go.Faster.
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Probably A, two million times before B, IMHO

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Would love to know why?! Genuinely.

          Case for Iheanacho would be

          Leicester have something to play for
          Iheanacho is scoring heaps of goals
          Tottenham are hot garbage defensively

          What is JWP’s case? He’s on PKs and FKs.

    5. Marutwantawin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Play
      A) Castagne & Bamford
      B) Greenwood & Tarkowski ?

    6. trafalgarlaw
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Chase 26pts
      Best replacement for Bruno (-4)

      A. Auba
      B. Pepe
      C. Mount
      D. Pulisic
      E. Sterling

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        D

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        B is tempting but CHE has to win so probably C for me

      3. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Chelsea just rarely score enough to be explosive. BHA are a tough fixture for Arsenal.
        What about KDB - can you afford him? Feel like Pep will want him to get minutes ahead of the CL final. Maybe as a false 9 too.

        1. trafalgarlaw
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          I have Gundo, 2 city mid high risk, but thanks for advice mate

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 1 day ago

            All good! Giving other folks advice/thoughts is way easier and more fun than deciding anything for myself.

    7. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Bench

      a) Watkins
      b) Greenwood
      c) Lingz

      1. Must.Go.Faster.
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Agreed, that is the correct benching order.

        • RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Bench Greenwood.

          Don’t see him getting minutes.
          WH are scoring heaps and Southampton are conceding. I’d start Lingard for sure.

          Watkins keeps scoring.

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        20pnts ahead in ML but 2nd has BB so will go BIG. Which option do i go with?

        A) Son, Adams, DCL, Struijk to Torres, Bamford, Antonio, Cresswell -8

        B) Son, Adams, Struijk to Harrison, Antonion, Cresswell -4

        Alisson
        TAA Struijk* Dallas
        Salah Son* Lingard Raph
        Kane Adams* Antonio

        Marti Greenwood Coady Mitchell

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          I would not take a hit.
          BB last week is a lottery. He is liable to take hits and not benefit a great deal

        2. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Coady & Adams > Coufal & Nacho work?

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Id have to disagree. If he nails the BB he can make up the gap. Last GW always has lots of goals and if he picks the right players hes got a chance. Can do those moves RJ but not a fan tbh haha.

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Haha. All good.
              Definitely wouldn’t do the -8. You almost half your lead before the game week starts.
              The -4 looks pretty good to me.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          BB may not work out now, hard enough to pick 11 Nevermind 15.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah i think the -4 is the sensible move thanks a lot guys.

      3. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Is it a little too much to go -8? Thinking of going Coleman + Bruno + Greenwood -> Dallas + Raphinha + Mane.

        I def need to get rid of Shaw or Coleman as both will not play and don't want to have both Coady and Mitchell on my first team. Since I have 0 itb, I need to downgrade somewhere and thinking about shipping out Greenwood.

        Rest of squad:
        Forster
        TAA Shaw _____
        Salah Lingard ______ _______
        Kane DCL Antonio

        Subs: Meslier ESR Coady Mitchell

        1. Cantonesque
            5 months, 1 day ago

            ESR might come through for you, so just Coleman>Dallas/Coufal and Bruno/Greenwood>whoever could work out OK.

            1. Bruno Commando
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks! Will probably do Greenwood>Raphinha because I cannot do Bruno>Mane without downgrading someone else.

          • Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Very similar team as mine and they are my exact three planned transfers this week!

            I just feel Bruno and Greenwood have nothing to play for and very little minutes and Leeds / Pool both going to put on a show!

            1. Bruno Commando
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Yes I feel so too! Just feeling a bit wary about taking a -8!

        2. Bream Reaper
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 1 day ago

          2nd in ML by 4 points, 3rd is 10 behind

          Thinking of taking an 8 point hit from the following team to below tfr. Thoughts?

          Johnston Button
          Digne Dallas Phillips Holding Struijk
          Salah Mount Lingard Son JWP
          DCL Kane Bamford

          Digne, Lingard, JWP, DCL -> 3.8 def, Mane, 4.1 mid, Ihancho and play 343 giving

          Johnstone
          Dallas Phillips Holding
          Salah Mount Son Mane
          Kane Bamford Ihnacho

          Button, Struijk, 3.8 def, 4.1 mid

          1. Boly Would
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I wouldn't do that

        3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Antonio or Bamford?

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I think Bam but it’s so close for me.

          2. Henryyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Antonio

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Bam

          4. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Bam

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

          Am I right in thinking BlackBox is finished for this season?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Could be, or maybe they do one more to wrap up the final week and season roundup.

        5. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          A Greenwood to Raph and play DCL
          B Perreiera to Willock and play DCL
          C both for -4 and bench DCL

          20 points behind ML leader.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            A

        6. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Forster
          TAA Coady Holding
          Salah Bruno Jlingz Mahrez
          DCL Bamford Antonio

          Guaita Greenwood Ward Amartey

          A) Bruno and Mahrez to Mane and Ralph -4

          B) Bruno/Mahrez and DCL to Mane/Raphina and Bamford -8

          Cheers

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            You already have Bamford?

            A

            1. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Half asleep when I posted haha Bamford is Ings in my starting 11

        7. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Mahrez
          Foden
          Gundogan
          KDB
          Grealish or
          Mane?

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I'm getting Grealish and Torres

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              I've got Torres and v tempted by Grealish and spinning out Greenwood.

          2. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Probably Mane. Would stay well clear of CTY assets.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              City assets may well be the answer.

              Except Everton are better on the road and Man City are wobbling.

        8. Mahjongking
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Start digne or shaw? Or sell one for -4?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Play Digne

            1. subhojit123
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Is shaw sure to start? I don't think so.

        9. subhojit123
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Which 2 out of -

          1. Bamford
          2. Ihenacho

          A. Alloski (already have Dallas)
          B. Rudiger

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            2b

            Seen

          2. Perthite
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            1B

        10. Perthite
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Holding a wafer thin ML lead

          Watkins->Bamford and a bit stuck on the 2nd free trade (maybe Ward Prowse to Willock)

          Thoughts?

          Martínez (Forster)
          TAA, Dallas, Shaw
          Greenwood, Son, Salah(TC), Lingard
          Watkins, Leicester, Kane(V)
          (Ward-Prowse, Coufal, Godfrey)
          2FT, 0.3ITB

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            What does 'Leicester' mean?

            1. Perthite
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Ha - should be Iheanacho

          2. Phil's Stamps
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Greenwood to Raphina and maybe Watkins to Antonio (assuming you have Nacho) would be priority transfers if that was my squad.

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              I think I'm right in saying those would be the template moves for defending a lead in your situation, especially as you have your TC chip as extra insurance.

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Bamford in for defending a lead I think

            2. Perthite
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks for suggestions... will mull it over.

              You reckon Greenwood will be benched (along with Shaw)?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                I think so, see below

        11. Phil's Stamps
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Starting ESR instead of Bruno?

          A) Shrewd
          B) Silly

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            This is one for captain hindsight.

            Reading on here utd will be putting out full 2nd team

        12. Gemma817
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 1 day ago

          16 points off the mini league leader! 2 FTs, 0.6m ITB. Need some solid suggestions.

          Martinez, Pope
          TAA, Digne, Dallas, Maguire, Konsa
          Greenwood, Rapf, Salah, Jota, Saka
          Kane, DCL, Bamford.

          Rival has Jlingz, Rudiger, Son, Bruno and Shaw.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            maguire & jota > Phillips & Willock?

            1. Gemma817
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Good options. I was initially thinking DCL+Digne -> Cresswell+Antonio. Thoughts on that?

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

          Any defender upto 5.5 worth to get for a hit??

          1. The White Pele
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            considering Tierney.

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Who are your current 5 defenders?

        14. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Team for gw38:

          Dubravka
          TAA Robbo Dallas
          Son Lingard Salah Raph
          Antonio (B)amford Kane
          Sanchez Greenwood Shaw Mitchell

          Was 2nd in my ML since gw1. Lead by 12 now after gw37. Good luck all

          1. The White Pele
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Seems like your heart isn't going Salah this time?

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Ha! Just because it's gw38. Also, it hurt so bad that I didn't captain Salah gw1 either! Put me behind from the start

              1. The White Pele
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                GL mate.

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Same to you mate

              2. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Youre ahead. Why risk captain call?

                Leading capt salah
                Chasing is gamble time?

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  See response to Holmes below. Also, I like taking chances. He will be very surprised. Think he will captain Bamford too actually. I hope...

          2. Balls of Steel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Looks tasty but C Mo!

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Better chance of Leeds vs Wbrom to be a cricket score I think. But Mo definitely is the best option for the armband if defending OR. I am ranked 340k, so nothing to lose

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Is the ML a money league?

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  It is, but not much

                  1. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 1 day ago

                    Pride and money tho 🙂

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            So you are willing to give up that lead by going someone other than Salah?

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Rival will definitely not cap Salah. Cos he knows that's my man

          4. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            geniet dit
            Ek het 4 punte om in te haal om my ML te wen

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Lekker! Jys te goed met die game om nie te wen nie. Sterkte en geniet dit

              1. Kroneek
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Jis lekker man. Ek is een punt voor in my mini liga. Lekker Sondag more!

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  ditto

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 1 day ago

                  Geniet hom! My besigheidsvennoot was die hele seisoen voor. Ek was in GW10 al 150 punte agter. Hy het my nog nooi gewen nie. Hy is die moer in nou 😆

        15. fplfansss
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Play two:

          1. Digne
          2. Shaw

          A. Willock
          B. DCL
          C. Greenwood

        16. Twitchy
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Rally need some suggestions.
          I have Antonio Kane Iheanacho should i transfer any of them to bamford and who?

          6 point differential to the leder in minileauge who have kane, bamford, iheanacho..

        17. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Sneaky punt on Silva against a weakened Utd anyone?

          Teenagers with most goals in the #PL this season:

          Mason Greenwood - 7
          Bukayo Saka - 5
          Fábio Silva - 4

          Minutes per goal involvement:

          Fábio Silva - 182.50 mins
          Mason Greenwood - 190.66 mins
          Bukayo Saka - 310.12 mins