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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
    9 months, 19 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. Phil Dagger ⭐
      9 months, 19 days ago

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

      happy with costa

  2. klavan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Moin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 19 days ago

      Andre Gray

    2. AndyCook
      9 months, 19 days ago

      Wilson has fixtures

    3. Mr Dave
      9 months, 19 days ago

      Wilson, Bournemouth are a more attacking team than boro

  3. sbasty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 19 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 - MBOKANI FAS…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 19 days ago

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

  4. Markob*tch
    9 months, 19 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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  6. My little Bony
    9 months, 19 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 - MBOKANI FAS…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 19 days ago

      goes on until the end of the season

      1. My little Bony
        9 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers, I was right so! 😀

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 19 days ago

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

  7. ROOTY7
    9 months, 19 days ago

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

  8. Darklord_bg
    9 months, 19 days ago

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

    I already have Eriksen.

  9. Totti
    9 months, 19 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
      9 months, 19 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
        9 months, 19 days ago

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

        1. Totti
          9 months, 19 days ago

          tempting*

  10. Mr Dave
    9 months, 19 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
      9 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. AndyCook
        9 months, 19 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
          9 months, 19 days ago

          And a benching pain

          1. Mr Dave
            9 months, 19 days ago

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

  11. AndyCook
    9 months, 19 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

  12. ChuckN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 19 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
      9 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      9 months, 19 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
        9 months, 19 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
          9 months, 19 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
            9 months, 19 days ago

            thanks, appreciate the feedback

            1. Your Man With The Hair
              9 months, 19 days ago

              No problem.

  13. Az - Mozampique Manager
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    9 months, 19 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
      9 months, 19 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.

  14. Heavy Data
    9 months, 19 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

  15. Pegboy
    9 months, 19 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)

  16. QPRUTD - BLINDIAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 19 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
      9 months, 19 days ago

      I say you a goddamn crazy mo fo.

  17. jockeball
    9 months, 19 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.

  18. sslad1
    9 months, 19 days ago

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

  19. Markob*tch
    9 months, 19 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

  20. Morgs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 19 days ago

    Haz to Alli this week and Kane to Costa next?

  21. ZLATANisKING
    9 months, 19 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!!!

  22. troller
    9 months, 19 days ago

    chelsea defender essential for the forecoming fixtures?