Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Wednesday

The festive fixture list finally draws to its conclusion this evening as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane at 8pm.

Four of the top seven captains for Gameweek 20 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku – have already found the net earlier in the week.

The remaining three, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, have it all to do, then, with Costa the most popular of that trio – 11.6% have backed the Spain international, compared to Hazard (4.7%) and Kane’s 2.8%.

Costa, certainly, has been the more impressive of the Chelsea pair on his travels – the Spain international has scored eight away goals compared to Hazard’s two.

Yet the league leaders won’t have it easy – Spurs boast the tightest home defence in the top-flight, with just five goals against in front of their own fans.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been similarly resilient, conceding just one goal in six away matches since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 set-up.

Nonetheless, many Fantasy managers will be keeping a keen eye on Kane along with Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen, with the fixtures set to smile kindly on Spurs from Gameweek 21 onwards.

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  1. Lizard Lips
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Many people seem reluctant to ditch Hazard but I see Chelsea becoming more defensive and he's looked, from an FPL pov, over priced recently.

      1. [̲̅P̲̅]hil Dagger_PD
          1 month, 18 days ago

          hazard to Phillips
          origi to aguero
          were 2 of my transfers last week

          happy with costa

      2. klavan
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Best option for third striker. I have no money for defoe.
          A) negredo
          B) Wilson

          1. Moin ♖
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Andre Gray

          2. AndyCook
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Wilson has fixtures

            • Mr Dave
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Wilson, Bournemouth are a more attacking team than boro

            • sbasty
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Thoughts on this WC team? Not doing great this year, so suggestions appreciated..

                Hennessey Grant
                Aké Walker Baines Chambers Brunt
                Alli Lallana Sánchez Traoré Stanislas
                Costa Ibrahimovic Gray

                Cheers!

                1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  don't like the traore, stan and gray pick...downgrade Ibra to Lukaku and use the spare cash to upgrade the mids?

              • Markob*tch
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Current team:

                  Pickford Grant
                  Alonso Lovren Evans Holebas Amat
                  Hazard Sanchez Eriksen Phillips Fletcher
                  Costa Ibra Origi

                  £1.8m ITB

                  For a -4 would you:

                  A) Origi + Hazard > Giroud + Firminio (£1.5m ITB)
                  B) Origi + Hazard > Kun + Stanislas (£0.7m ITB)
                  C) Origi + Hazard > Lukaku + Firminio (£0.6m ITB)

                  Kun seems to be the safe bet, but Giroud and Lukaku have better fixtures and Firminio gives me Liverpool coverage. Help!

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                • My little Bony
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Rookie question, but am having an ongoing argument with a guy in work here..Please help us settle.
                    Is there any expiry date on 2nd WC? As in do we need to use it or lose it before a certain GW? Thanks

                    1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      goes on until the end of the season

                      1. My little Bony
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Cheers, I was right so! 😀

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Deadline is end of season. It used to be first week of Feb.

                    2. ROOTY7
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Anyone know if any past FPL winners had a +100k rank at the half way stage?

                      • Darklord_bg
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Is it worth it to do Siggy, Fletcher and Origi to Alli, Phillips and Campbell for -8?

                          I already have Eriksen.

                        • Totti
                            1 month, 18 days ago

                            front 8
                            sanchez sterling lallana allen coquelin
                            aguero ibra costa

                            aguero and allen -> alli and giroud
                            A) Yay
                            B) Nay

                            1. Mr Dave
                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                Nay, aguero as we all know will turn up with massive scoring weeks, and Allen is a good attacking option in the #10 role he's been playing, sticks have fairly easy fixtures over next few games, and aguero will score regardless of who the opponent is

                                1. Totti
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    giroud has a very temting fixtures
                                    and alli is also in form

                                    1. Totti
                                        1 month, 18 days ago

                                        tempting*

                                2. Mr Dave
                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                    Current team....

                                    Randolph, grant

                                    Lovren Valencia alonso ake mcauley

                                    Allen, hazard, Phillips, Sanchez, lallana

                                    Lukaku, costa, giroud

                                    Proposed wildcard team....

                                    Randolph, grant

                                    Rose, brunt, baines, Daniels, van dijk

                                    Stanislas, Phillips, Pedro, coutinho, Alli,

                                    Ibrahimovic, costa, Kane,

                                    Is it worth sticking with the original team or twisting with the wildcard team?

                                    1. AndyCook
                                        1 month, 18 days ago

                                        Hold. Your WC is a bit risky in areas and too striker heavy. Could be better

                                        1. AndyCook
                                            1 month, 18 days ago

                                            If you want to WC get rid of one of your strikers for Defoe, Pedro to Sanchez and downgrade one of your bench players - defence probably, it's too expensive

                                            1. AndyCook
                                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                                And a benching pain

                                                1. Mr Dave
                                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                                    Thanks, are we still thinking Sanchez will continue to be scoring high? Having been pushed out wide to accommodate giroud?

                                          • AndyCook
                                              1 month, 18 days ago

                                              Heaton, Pickford
                                              Holebas, Alonso, Cedric, Walker, Amat
                                              Lallana, Sanchez, Eriksen, De Roon, Phillips
                                              Aguero, Ibra, Defoe

                                              1FT, hold? Don't mind taking hits

                                            • ChuckN
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 18 days ago

                                              Thoughts on this WC team? Behind by 100 in my ML.

                                              Grant Rudolph
                                              Alonso Baines McAuley Chambers Ake
                                              Sanchez Alli Pogba Phillips Snodgrass
                                              Lukaku Giroud Defoe

                                              1. AndyCook
                                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                                  Too light up top, Alonso maybe not great value for money right now and benching nightmare.

                                                • Your Man With The Hair
                                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                                    Strikers are way too light. You need at least 1 from Costa, Aguero, Ibra, Kane. In that order of preference imo

                                                    1. ChuckN
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 18 days ago

                                                      yeah was looking for depth i guess

                                                      my current squad:

                                                      Foster Jaku
                                                      Lovren Jones Pieters Francis Amat
                                                      Sanchez Alli Walcott Lallana Phillips
                                                      Ibra Costa Diomande

                                                      1.9m ITB

                                                      1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                          1 month, 18 days ago

                                                          That looks 100 points better to me. Use funds to upgrade a defender, or if you want to go punty to make up a gap, bring in Aguero for Costa? I've brought him in for Kane this week in the hope I catch a brace before rivals jump up his bandwagon.

                                                          1. ChuckN
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 month, 18 days ago

                                                            thanks, appreciate the feedback

                                                            1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                                1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                No problem.

                                                    2. Az
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                      1 month, 18 days ago

                                                      Was feeling a bit miserable after my 3 Chelsea players failed last night and I took a red arrow... but nice to come on the boards and see people with similar problems and similar ranks (around 200k).

                                                      We'll get through this!

                                                      1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                          1 month, 18 days ago

                                                          I had Alonso, Costa and Kane all blank last night. Still got a green arrow and up into 5 figures for first time since GW1, but annoyed as little gains made in the mini leagues.

                                                      2. Heavy Data
                                                          1 month, 18 days ago

                                                          Tempted to downgrade Alonso to Reid and then upgrade Lallana to Alli. Not sure, leaves me with no Chelsea defense and a squad that looks like

                                                          Heaton/Pickford
                                                          Ake/Reid/Baines/Chambers/Brunt
                                                          Sanchez/Can/Alli/Phillips/Stanislas
                                                          Ibrahimovic/Aguero/Costa

                                                        • Pegboy
                                                            1 month, 18 days ago

                                                            Feels nice having Lukaku back in the team. When I was doing well earlier in the season it was due to having him + 1 premium striker, which allows a much better midfield. Leaves my current team :

                                                            Hennessey (Jaku)
                                                            Alonso Walker Jones (Evans) (Amat)
                                                            Sanchez Hazard Alli Eriksen Phillips
                                                            Ibra Lukaku (Diomande)

                                                          • QPRUTD
                                                              1 month, 18 days ago

                                                              Took a huge risk last gameweek

                                                              Costa, Hazard, Zaha --->Out
                                                              Alli, Aguero(c), Philips ----> In

                                                              Fortunately ended up with 75 pts.

                                                              But now I feel like getting rid of aguero already, to get costa and defoe IN.
                                                              What u guys say??

                                                              1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                  I say you a goddamn crazy mo fo.

                                                              2. jockeball
                                                                  1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                  Tell me. If u could do any changes in this squad, who in who out?
                                                                  - GK: Pickford (inj) - Heaton
                                                                  - DEF: Kelly - Lenihan - Walker - Holebas - Aké
                                                                  - MID: Sanchez - Hazard - Allen - Stanislas - Lallana
                                                                  - FOR: Zlatan - Kane - Rondon

                                                                  Thanks.

                                                                • sslad1
                                                                    1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                    Who will get more points in the next 10 fixtures?
                                                                    a)Lukaku
                                                                    b)Hazard

                                                                  • Markob*tch
                                                                      1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                      REPOST:
                                                                      Current team:

                                                                      Pickford Grant
                                                                      Alonso Lovren Evans Holebas Amat
                                                                      Hazard Sanchez Eriksen Phillips Fletcher
                                                                      Costa Ibra Origi

                                                                      £1.8m ITB

                                                                      For a -4 would you:

                                                                      A) Origi + Hazard > Giroud + Firminio (£1.5m ITB)
                                                                      B) Origi + Hazard > Kun + Stanislas (£0.7m ITB)
                                                                      C) Origi + Hazard > Lukaku + Firminio (£0.6m ITB)

                                                                      Kun seems to be the safe bet, but Giroud and Lukaku have better fixtures and Firminio gives me Liverpool coverage. Help!

                                                                      ML rival has Kun

                                                                    • Morgs
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                      Haz to Alli this week and Kane to Costa next?

                                                                    • ZLATANisKING
                                                                        1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                        What to do with this team?

                                                                        Heaton (Jaku)
                                                                        Alonso Daniels Mckauley (amat, kingsle)
                                                                        sanchez haxard alli lallana philips
                                                                        zlatan costa (anichebe)

                                                                        1FT 0.4 ITB WC available
                                                                        P.S: i do not believe in rotation

                                                                        Please suggest!!!

                                                                      • troller
                                                                          1 month, 18 days ago

                                                                          chelsea defender essential for the forecoming fixtures?