Strip the leagues back to best xi's and weak benches, how does the table look?

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Fortitude, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Nov 3, 2018

    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

    Jul 10, 2004
    Inside right
    Old school - no absurdly strong benches; a few middling players on the bench and a couple of academy products and one player good enough to be in the first xi outright.

    Take what you believe to be each side's strongest xi, follow the above. Factor in injury records of those starting players and also their consistency in terms of consecutive games, additionally, factor in accumulated fatigue.

    How does the table look? Who benefits the most under these conditions? For example, are Leicester City, Spurs and Wolves bumped up considerably? Do City continue unabated?
  2. Nov 3, 2018

    Gopher Brown Full Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    If you’re going to float this is a thread idea, surely you need to provide some data about goals/assists of players off the bench or something.

    I’d say the teams with the best players are in about the right positions in the league.
  3. Nov 3, 2018

    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

    Apr 16, 2010
    I have to agree with this. Obviously there could be a position or two difference as City have so much talent on the bench, but they still probably have the best first Xi and that's really what this thread comes down to.

    Ok injury and fitness comes in the mix, but stats would be needed to assess this element.