With just four fixtures Gameweek 30 will be a tough manage for most FPL managers. With so few players to chose from this Gameweek making the right decisions will be key. Using the Fantasy Football Scout members area we compare Saka, Kulusevski and Countinho to work out who is the best investment for managers. Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka, who is the better FPL investment?
The new Fantasy Football Scout members area is fantastic for comparing FPL assets. It’s visualisations make it easy to pick out the best picks for Gameweek 30. Kulusevski started his first Premier League goal for Spurs in Gameweek 26, so the statistics in this article run from Gameweek 26-29.
However, in that time Saka has made one appearance less than Coutinho and Kulusevski so we will also look at the per 90 statistics.
Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka: Big Chances Created
Kulusevski has created four big chances since Gameweek 26. This is two more than Countinho who has created two. Whilst Saka has failed to create a big chance in this period.
Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka: Big Chances
Coutinho has had one big chance in this period, Kulusevski has one, whilst Saka has none.
Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka: Goals
All three of the midfielders have scored two goals in this period. Saka has a better per 90 record than both Kulusevski and Coutinho, at 0.5 compared to their 0.4.
Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka: Assists
Kulusevski has returned five assists since his arrival in the Premier League. This is far better than Countiho and Saka in this period who have returned one each.
Kulusevski v Coutinho v Saka: Bonus Points
Kulusevski is top for both BPS as well as baseline BPS.
This remains true when you look at the average numbers per 90 also.
Arsenal have had 99 goal attempts in the last six Gameweeks. They are closely followed by Aston Villa who have 94 and Spurs have had 82.
Spurs have scored 16 goals in the last six Gameweeks. Kulusevski’s seven goal involvements mean he has been directly involved in 43.7% of Spurs goals.
Arsenal have scored 10 goals, of which Saka has been involved directly in three. This means he has scored or assisted in 30% of Arsenals goals in the last six Gameweeks.
Aston Villa have scored 13 goals, of which like Saka Coutinho has been directly involved in three. He has assisted or scored 23% of Aston Villa’s goals in this period.
Gameweek 30 opponents
Arsenal and Aston Villa play each other in Gameweek 30, with Spurs facing West Ham. Both West Ham and Arsenal have kept two clean sheets in the last six Gameweeks. Meanwhile Aston Villa have kept three. This gives Coutinho the slight edge over the opposition in terms of defensive strength of the opposition.
Saka potential injury?
Saka was substituted early in Gameweek 29 after a tackle with Leicester’s N’Didi. However, manager Arteta did not mention it in the aftermath of the game. FPL managers who don’t yet own Saka should wait on the team news ahead of Arsenal’s second match of Gameweek 29. If Saka is available to play against Liverpool on Wednesday then managers could invest ahead of Gameweek 30.
Kulusevski seems the best investment for FPL managers from these three players for Gameweek 30 and beyond. However, owning a couple or indeed all three of them for Gameweek 30 could be wise. Especially given the lack of fixtures scheduled in the Gameweek.
Saka and Kulusevski are two of the current most transfered in players today ahead of the Gameweek 30 deadline.