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Guest writer MDJ returns to look at the breakdown of winning scores in the Sorare Academy game.

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A total of 5,040 of you entered the free-to-play Sorare Academy last weekend and 15 lucky managers took home the prizes.

Entering takes just a few minutes and you can pick from the best players across Europe’s top five leagues. So whether you’re a fan of the French Ligue I or prefer to stick closer to home with the Premier League, there’s something for everyone.

Last gameweek

After some massive scores in recent weeks, last weekend was a little less explosive with only 418 points needed to claim the top spot. 

Our winning manager was Duc Manh, who picked the cream of the crop to put together this superstar team. Consistency was the key here, with these players hitting high scores across the board, even without the usual 90+ tallies that we tend to see in our winning teams.

Where did the points come from?

I thought it might be useful to break down the points scoring in this team to give you a sense of what kind of performance can make the difference.

Let’s take it one by one.

Alisson’s 60+ score is a great score for a goalkeeper on Sorare, where the points matrix can often be punishing towards ‘keepers. He scored 60 points for the clean sheet, with the rest coming from his all-around play (he made a couple of saves, too). The takeaway here is a simple one: always target goalkeepers with a good chance of securing a clean sheet!

Andy Robertson was the first goalscorer in Sunday’s Merseyside derby and that immediately pushed his base score up to 60. He picked up another 10 points for the clean sheet (stacking with Alisson made a lot of sense here). His attacking play added the majority of the rest of his points – shots on target, attempted assists and entries into the penalty area. He was heavily penalised for lost possession but this was cancelled out by the points for his 78 accurate passes and 23 accurate final third passes.

Midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne contributed two assists in Manchester City’s dismantling of Watford, and this took his base score up to 70. Like Robertson, the remainder of his points came from his all-around attacking play, particularly his work in the penalty area. This is exactly the sort of contribution you need from your midfielder in this game.

Lionel Messi didn’t manage one of his trademark 100-point performances last Gameweek but he still racked up a respectable 82 points. He scored a goal, which pushed his base to 60 points, but the rest came from his all-around work with the ball. His possession play was a big factor here, with plenty of accurate passes adding around 10 points to his score. He also had three shots on target, adding another nine points to his total.

His teammate, Neymar, rounded off the team with another 80+ score. He assisted Messi’s goal, which took his base score to 60, and he attempted another five assists during the game, which added 10 points to his total. He also picked up six points from being repeatedly fouled – which is far from unusual for Neymar!

So it’s simple really: to win you just need to target clean sheets and attack-minded players with favourable fixtures!

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Favourable fixtures this weekend

It sounds simple but, with so much choice, how do you narrow things down? Here are some of my team selection thoughts for the weekend. 

Manchester City have a winnable looking fixture against Leeds United although sitting in the middle of a Champions League sandwich, rotation could be an issue. If he plays, Kevin De Bruyne looks like a solid pick again. 

Juventus are at home to bottom of the table Venezia so present us with some good options. A defensive stack of Wojciech Szczęsny plus a defender might be worth considering but note that Juan Cuadrado is likely to be out with a muscle injury.

Barcelona face Mallorca and will be keen to win, with Sevilla breathing down their necks in the race for second place. Jordi Alba is likely to feature in a few teams, with his potential for a clean sheet and possibly some attacking points too.

Liverpool are a team with everything to play for as they travel to Newcastle at the weekend. Given the potential for attacking points across all areas of the pitch, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few managers go for a full Liverpool stack but watch out for possible rotation as they’ll also have an eye on the Champions League.

Looking for a differential? AS Monaco will fancy their chances against Angers and Aurélien Tchouaméni has the potential to hit high scores if he sees enough of the ball. 

My team for the weekend

I’m keeping it simple this week and trusting that De Bruyne will play. Will it be good enough to finish in the top places? I guess we’ll see!

Good luck with your teams – and don’t forget to enter before the 11am on Friday deadline.

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Adam @ Football Trader Adam has been scouting for and trading in football games for far too long and for far too many hours. He has a particular interest in the big 5 European Leagues as well as lesser known ones like the Eredivisie, Primeira Liga and even the MLS. Before he managed to somehow make a living by writing about football, he spent ~10 years as a Ministerial adviser and project/risk manager for the UK Government including the Foreign Office and MOD. When not buried in xG spreadsheets he plays too many computer games, lifts heavy things in the gym and attempts to cultivate a handsome beard.”

92 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    First

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      .... to say that the mods are doing a wonderful job

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'm guessing one of them up voted that one!

  2. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How’s this plan? £0.1itb
    35 - Hold
    36 - Alonso+Schar+Havertz to Cancelo+Laporte+Gordon (-4)
    37 - FH

    Foster (Dubravka)
    TAA Robertson Alonso (Coady Schar)
    Salah Son Havertz Saka (Martinelli)
    Kane Mateta (Broja)

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'd prefer to get KDB in, if you not BB in GW36 I'd do.

      Coady, Son, Havertz to Cancelo, KDB and best DGW mid you can afford.

  3. CABAYE4
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is anyone BBing 37 rather than 36 if they have no other chips?

    36 has the better doubles so most obvious but main issue I’m facing is I need to sell Burnley players who would otherwise sit on the bench in 36 and be good picks for 37.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Very team dependant. BB36 suits my team.

      I'd weigh up the options with FTs, then post team & strategy

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Would have FH36 & BB37 if City DGW was announced when I was on GW34 WC

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

    Werner owners........tempted to get Jesus?

    1. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 10 days ago

        bandwagon central

      • Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'll be shouting "Jesus" if Werner misses more sitters and blanks again tomorrow.

      • Simon69
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Doesn't surprise me that a bunch of guys who expect Werner to be consistent, also expect Jesus to be consistent. I'm one of those people.

    2. MShalkz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Which double up for GW36?
      Pukki & Maddison or Nketiah & Foden

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        NF just

    3. FredrikH
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Schmeichel
      Taa Robbo Laporte Cancelo James
      Salah Sterling Mount Havertz
      Dennis
      Foster Pukki Mateta KDH

      1.6itb
      A. Save FT
      B. Sterling->Son
      Plan is to BB36 then I'm chipless for 37/38.

    4. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Guys really struggling which chips to use Dgw36 & 37 as have FH & BB?
      Sa, foster
      Taa, Robo,cancello,amartey, chabo
      Son, havertz, martnelli, odegaard, raph
      Werner, Kane, Broja

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Best mid to bring in for Raph? Up to 7.2m (Will prob FH37)

      A. Maddison
      B. Zaha
      C. Coutinho

      Sa
      James TAA Laporte
      Salah Son Saka Mount Raph
      Werner Mateta

      Dubravka KWP Hwang Doherty

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        C

      2. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        If you're using FH37 then I dont like any of these (Cout and Zaha both good dgw37 picks but not so much in other gw)

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

          sorry meant FH36.

      3. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bilva?

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Where's next for Sean Dyche? Will he take some time out do you think or will he jump right back on the horse?

      Don't have a bet on this btw, just interested ..

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Some Championship club I guess

      2. CABAYE4
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Either the first PL team to dispense with their manager next season or a top half Championship team.

        Depends if he wants to firefight in the PL or build up from the Championship again.

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

        West Brom

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Good fit I reckon. Hopefully the owner splashes a bit of cash

      4. Athletico Timbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Southampton

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Used to have a great academy. Don't know if that's still the case. Could be a good fit

      5. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Taking a break for a few hard man roles in the next several Guy Ritchie films

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You've got my vote. Will you give Guy a call or should I?

      6. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thoughts on these moves for a -8 in GW36

        Alonso, havertz/mount, Taylor, kane -> KDB, Laporte, Robertson, nketiah

      7. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Any injury news on Saka? (Looks to be falling in price tonight which seems strange following a 13pt haul)

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Apparently he will be OK I read on here this morning.

      8. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        on wildcard

        Son or KDB

        1. Simon69
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Kyle Durand Bartley

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Ok

        2. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Depends how you use the extra cash for me. Gets me Jesus rather than Watkins/Pukki

      9. Bleh
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Which duo for GW36 wins?

        A. Robbo & Kulu
        B. Laporte & Mount

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A purely due to the risk that B could only have 2 starts vs 4 nailed starts for A

          1. Bleh
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Are Laporte/Mount not nailed?
            Kulu’s fixtures are a bit off putting…

            1. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Laporte is nailed but missing a game wouldn't be a surprise given their fixture congestion with CL.

              Mount is first choice and is therefore most likely to be rested vs lee 3 days before fa cup final (most Chelsea assets are likely to be benched or rested vs lee)

          2. Bikerz
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Robbo could also be rested you know, Kulu needs to up it with Koura and Bergwijn waiting..

              1. Bikerz
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  *Moura

                • manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I agree but it seems less likely than a Mount benching 3 days before a cup final and laporte with a game every 3 days and stones and Dias both fit

                  1. Bleh
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thanks both, will probably make a decision next week!

            • Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I've got Robbo, Kulu & Mount.

              Of those, Kulu has the toughest doubles in 36. KDH & Gordon are both good attacking options with better doubles.

              Does Robbo & KDH/Gordon work?

              1. Bleh
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Cheers. It would but will require an extra hit (doing -8 already). I have Mount and Kulu but one needs to make way for KDB in GW36.

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Who's the -8 for? If you don't mind me asking ..

                  1. Bleh
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Dubravka > Foster
                    Doherty > Robbo/Laporte
                    Kulu/Mount > KDB
                    Kane > Dennis

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      So 2xFT+2 Hits - is this for a BB?

                      1. Bleh
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Yep and yep!

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Save the 8 points and the benchboost.

                          1. Bleh
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            For when?? FH’ing in 37.

                        2. Pep bites Kun
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          What's your bench at the mo?

                          1. Bleh
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Current team for GW35
                            1 FT, 0.3 ITB

                            Ramsdale
                            TAA, Cancelo, Alonso
                            Salah, Saka, Mount, Kulu, Maddison
                            Kane, Pukki

                            (Dubravka, White, Broja, Doherty*)

                            With the proposed changes above, only Broja would have a SGW in GW36.

          3. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            A) Havertz > Foden
            B) Roll FT

            Foster
            Robbo Cancelo Laporte James Alonso
            Salah Saka Kulu Havertz
            Kane

            Schmeichel, Nketiah Pukki KDH

            1. Bikerz
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Roll

            2. Going Home
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              WC draft (BB36, FH37). £0.3m itb

              Foster Kasper
              Robbo Bavies Cancelo Fofana Alonso
              Mount Salah Son Bilva Odegaard
              Dennis Nketiah Jesus

              Is this pretty much GTG? Any drastic changes needed? Would like KDB, but son and Jesus better than him and Pukki?

            3. Bikerz
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Does anyone else think Kulusevski's grip on the starting spot is loosening following some less than ideal performances recently and some capable alternatives in Moura and Bergwijn waiting in the wings?

                1. Going Home
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I’d say that if anyone is going to get benched, it will be him. Kane and Son as locked in as it gwts

                  1. Bikerz
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I actually see it happening soon..

                  2. Qaiss
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    2 bad games does not outweigh that since he's joined Spurs, he's played very well. He's miles better than Moura and Bergwijn

                    1. Bikerz
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Miles better is pushing it too far lol. I think he's playing for the "balance" he gives with the inverted winger system.

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Moura and Bergwijn are squad players for now. Neither of them nailed down a consistent starting spot for Spurs and they had enough chances. Conte got Betancur and Kulusevski from Juve cos he knows they're both quality and wants them in his preferred system. On current form I'd say Kulusveski is well ahead of Moura and Bergwijn who were never consistent enough when given a chance at Spurs, but out of both them them Moura much better than Bergwijn for me.

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Wonder if he could be deployed at wing back as suggested earlier in the season, given that no Doherty seems to be hurting Spurs output?

                      https://football-italia.net/conte-ready-to-transform-kulusevski-into-a-wing-back-at-tottenham/

                      Probably a bit too critical time in the season to experiment there however?

                      1. Athletico Timbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        He was switched to that position in one of his early games and did very well.

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Unlikely based on last week's presser when Conte only mentions Sessegnon, Royal and Reguilon when talking about WBs.

                        Then again things change and Conte has the option to make that change.

                        https://twitter.com/aboveaveragefpl/status/1517528286167015427?t=4AYFpJBSOupgOVcMiyDyUw&s=19

                      3. Pep bites Kun
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Next step: We need to get someone down to Spurs and report on what they're working on currently?

                  3. tommo-uk-
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Worth a -8

                    Maddison, Kulusevski & Broja

                    For

                    Foden, Coutinho & Richardson

                    1. Athletico Timbo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      No

                    2. Tonyawesome69
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      No

                  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Which are the three best City assests to target for 36? These three in that order?

                    KDB
                    Cancelo
                    Laporte

                    1. Firmino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      KdB
                      Cancelo
                      Foden/Laporte/Dias

                    2. DavvaMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Got Laporte and plan to bring in Foden and KDB.

                    3. Tonyawesome69
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      This would be my order of preference:
                      Cancelo
                      Laporte
                      KDB

                    4. Botman and Robben
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      In that order

                  5. Jambot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Does anyone want my bench boost chip? I don’t think I'm going to
                    use it

                  6. Botman and Robben
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Damn, might have to do a -8 this week to prepare for the final run in.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      What transfers are you planning?

                      1. Botman and Robben
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Schar + Wood -> Cash + Dennis/Pukki.

                        -8 if I go Laporte instead of Cash.

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Go Cash.

                          1. Botman and Robben
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Cheers. How is your GW coming along?

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              2.5K. But my ML leader is 28 point ahead now!

                  7. The Polymath
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    My bench boost players for DGW36 - Foster, KDH Nketiah, Fofana

                    Any good?

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      It's OK for a BB. Fofana probably the only one that may not play both games.

                      In terms of reliability for returns, I wouldn't have high hopes.

                  8. DavvaMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thinming of rolling this week, how's about the below for GW36?

                    A. Mount > Foden
                    B. Son > KDB
                    C. Schar > Cash

                    Thanks

                  9. DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Saka health whispers (positive) have me pivoting towards Werner>Nketiah, Elanga>Foden for a hit this week to set up Kane>Weghorst, Kulu> KDB(c) for GW36

                    1. DavvaMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I would be a bit nervous bringing in Man City players this week due to UCL next week.

                      1. snow pea in repose
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Though if you have none, I think it needs to be done

                  10. Malkmus
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Best defender for GW36 at 4.4 or 4.5m? Ben Davies?

                    Ta

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Wonder if Femenia is decent value. Low CS chances but good fixtures and surprisingly only TAA, Robbo, Cancelo and James have more assists this season among the defenders!

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Fofana.