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. Netley Lucas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Hazard's going nowhere! lol

    Heaton / Robinson

    Baines / Brunt / Ake / Friend / Amat

    Sanchez / Hazard / Alli / Lallana / Sterling

    Ibra / Costa / Barnes

    FT: 0 / AF: 0.8m

    Got enough to Lallana>Coutinho as and when and Sterling>Wally is also on the cards.

    1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Good call Netley.

      He is a season keeper for mine.

  2. Marcon
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Whats up DZ

    Thoughts on what to do with this bunch. Dropped to 180k over the last 6 weeks and seem to be caught in the midst of a tailspin.

    Foster Pickford
    Alonso Cedric Holebas Evans Amat
    Sanchez Lallana Phillps Snodgrass De Roon
    Kun Ibra Costa

    With 1 free & 0.1 to spend, I'm a bit stuck.

    The plan was to do Cedric & Snoddy to Baines & Stanislas next week but with both of the later set to rise, I may be forced to move Snod on to Stanislas this week. However, if Baines double rises I will be screwed.

    Any other ideas will be greatly appreciated, as I really am at a stalemate currently.

    1. AnzhiBabakin
      1 year, 16 days ago

      With all these big hitters I think ake/chambers to replace Cedric and Holebas will at least give you petty cash. Tricky.

      1. Marcon
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Agreed! Plan is to get Ake in the next couple of week. Missing out on Spurs assets is also hurting.

  3. PapsH
    1 year, 16 days ago

    BOTTOMED!

    WC team, which do you think is stronger?

    A) Heaton/FOSTER
    Baines/ROSE/Brunt/Ake/Amat
    Sanchez/Alli/Philips/STANISLAS/ De Roon
    Ibra/Costa/KANE

    B) Heaton/JAKU
    Baines/MCAULEY/Brunt/Ake/Amat
    Sanchez/Alli/Philips/ERIKSEN/ De Roon
    Ibra/Costa/LUKAKU

    Could be seen as
    A) Foster, stanislas, rose, kane
    or
    B) Jaku, Mcauley, eriksen, lukaku

    thanks!

    1. jon.terry.tfh
      1 year, 16 days ago

      A seems more balanced. Why not A) with Lukaku and upgrade Stanislas

      1. PapsH
        1 year, 16 days ago

        think need 2 spurs attackers, they're on a run which is only going to continue

        1. Maarrrr17
          1 year, 16 days ago

          It could discontinue.

  4. AnzhiBabakin
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Foster Pickford
    Alonso Holebas Jones Baines Mc Auley
    Sanchez Hazard Alli Philips (plus Glenn Whelan)
    Ibra Defoe Costa
    0.2 itb 0ft

    Done transfers this week, but any advice on near future. Worried about losing my Liverpool coverage. Want Cout when he gets back.

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Teams fine
      As for advice around near future, guess monitor Haz. These 2 games should give decent returns, Otherwise, consider getting rid

      1. AnzhiBabakin
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Thanks chap.

        Holebas out next week unless Cout returns and starts.

  5. Sjaugen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    I've gone from 28k in December to 90k after this round.
    Haven't really messed up the captain choices...

    How do you guys cope with red arrows?

    1. McQueen
      1 year, 16 days ago

      As long they're small ones I'm OK with it. I'm also yoyo-ing between 100k and 200k last 8 weeks. Slowly improving after being in 20k after 8 weeks.

      So patience and occasional hit if needed. That's working for me.

    2. Pap Le Cissier (Sons & …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Sit in the corner, rock back and forth saying

      "It's only a game, it's only a game..."

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I try to figure out whether I got something wrong or just got unlucky.

      After that I look at which players I think will do well in the next period (not necessarily the players that did well in the last period) and shape my team in that direction.

      1. Sjaugen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I really need the no Aguero experiment to fail 😛

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          I think the odds are on my side. Otherwise I wouldn't be doing it.

          It's not really a no Aguero experiment, anyway. It's a no Guardiola position.

    4. Özil
      1 year, 16 days ago

      6 green arrows in last 7 gameweeks. December was simply brilliant to me even though my captains let me down 3 or 4 times.

      1. Sjaugen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Hrrrfph

        1. Özil
          1 year, 16 days ago

          It was good while it lasted but I know red arrows are coming ... 😐

  6. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Best Firmino replacement up to £9m?

    Not jumping on the Ali, Eriksen bandwagon. I want to stick by Kane. Looking for some creative suggestions. Other than Coutinho.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. PapsH
      1 year, 16 days ago

      POGBA!

      1. Pap Le Cissier (Sons & …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Seconded

    2. Sjaugen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Walcott if fit again

    3. KISSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Miki

    4. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      1 year, 16 days ago

      David Silva

      1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yaya Toure(no fernandinho till Feb, Kevin Mirallas, Arnautovic, Tadic (if becomes nailed).

    5. fedolefan
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Not many better picks I'm afraid and hence I'm stuck with Firmino. Already have Kane & Alli myself. Don't think getting Eriksen is essential in my case. The others are Walcott, Pedro/Willian, Antonio, JRod, Lallana but as you can tell, I'd take Bobby over them, any day of the week regardless of returns. Very hard that. Tempted to get Ozil seeing as how I can't get Sanchez in without wrecking my team but Ozil needs to get fit first.

      1. fedolefan
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Sterling also.

    6. Moin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      get Mkhitaryan or Pogba

  7. Pap Boomez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Folks, your opinions please

    (1) Alli & Rondon
    or
    (2) Giroud & Phillips

    Note: I have Eriksen and Sanchez in team currently

    1. Sjaugen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Lukaku and Phillips out of reach?

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      2 although not confident about Giroud maintaining starts.

    3. ANON.
      1 year, 16 days ago

      1

      1. Ynwalfc
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Alli,phillips

  8. Gunner Boy
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Best Replacement for Kone for up to 4.8?

    Current defense:

    Amat McAuley Holebas Alonso Kone**

    1. ANON.
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Ake?

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Ake Middleborough def or Pieters

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Chambers worth a look.

  9. MTPockets
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Bench McAuley/Amat?

    Foster, Pickford
    Alonso, McAuley, Ake, Chambers, Amat
    Sanchez, Lallana, Alli, Phillips, DeRoon
    Costa, Aguero, Ibra

    1. Jacky boy
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Amat always last sub

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        And bench McAuley over Chambers?

  10. Jacky boy
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Don't know whether keep evans or sell for nyom

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Think I'd hold Evans unless properly injured. Unless desperate for the 0.1m.

    2. Sjaugen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Only if you got 2 frees and nothing better to do.
      Most points comes from CSs (/attendance). Evans very rarely get bonus nor goals though.

  11. ANON.
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 0ft, 0.9 itb. Just short of Origi to Defoe

    Heaton
    Alonso, Cedric, Holebas
    Sanchez(c), Hazard, Lallana, Phillips
    Ibra, Costa(v), Origi

    Pickford, Fletcher, Evans, Amat

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Good squad. Holebas/Origi/(Pickford) only issues, and Origi has chance of starting.

    2. AnzhiBabakin
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I rage transferred out Lala to Alli.

      Will I regret this?

      Also did Origi to Defoe.

      1. ANON.
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Would like to do Origi to Defoe but just short. I'll probably get Alli at some point but not sure for who yet

    3. Toast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Similar to my team below. I'm panicking about getting in Alli. I'm thinking of dumping my third striker as it's becoming a lottery unless you have Defoe or upwards

  12. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    What to improve:

    Heaton - Jakupovic
    Jones - Alderweireld - Alonso - Ake - Amat
    Eriksen - Phillips - Pogba - Lallana - Sanchez
    Ibra - Aguero - Anichebe

    1FT 0.4ITB

    A) Pogba to Alli
    B) Sanchez, Anichebe to Alli, Giroud (Phillips benched)
    C) Sanchez, Anichebe to Costa + cheap midfilder, play 3-4-3
    C) Save

    1. ANON.
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Sanchez captain this week. C

      1. ANON.
        1 year, 16 days ago

        C Save

      2. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        So you think getting rid off Sanchez for Costa now is the way to go?

        1. ANON.
          1 year, 16 days ago

          No

        2. Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Ok, my mistake typo 🙂 You trust Pogba?

          1. ANON.
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Would keep him for now

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Save

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I think my team is good on paperso I understand why you are saying C. I hope my defence is set up nicely. Alderweireld and Alonso are nailed, Jones and Ake rotation depending on fixtures. Not sure about Aguero With the CL comming and he beeing rested but that I can sort out later.

  13. DaBoogie
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Probably been discussed somewhere, but:

    http://www.footballghana.com/latest-news/afcon-2017-cameroon-drop-matip-nyom-final-23-man-squad/

    I guess Nyom is safe to keep now?

    1. Özil
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Yup.

      1. DaBoogie
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers

  14. sillyhilly69
    1 year, 16 days ago

    What say you?

    Allen and Cedric to...

    A) De Roon and Baines
    B) Stanislas and Williams

    1. sillyhilly69
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Also worth a -4?

    2. ANON.
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Is Allen your 5th mid in a 343?

      1. sillyhilly69
        1 year, 16 days ago

        He's 5th in 3-5-2

        1. ANON.
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Got to be B then, can't have De Roon playing every week

          1. sillyhilly69
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Fair shout. I can also play 4 at the back... not at the front though... Diomande ha!

        2. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          A then

          1. MTPockets
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 16 days ago

            * B then - read that wrong.

    3. The Brown Casanova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Nah

  15. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Retry from earlier. decision already taken using the WC

    I only ask an RMT at the start of the season and WC's.
    Appreciate some help. I have slipped big margins in 6 weeks from 8k to 60k.
    I have 106.4 ITB

    Now:
    Grant Pickford
    Alonso Rose Jones Amat Holebas
    Hazard Sanchez Llalana Capoue Wally
    Ibra Costa Negredo

    WC
    Grant Manone
    Baines Jones Amat Rose Ake
    Phillips De Roon Sanchez Antonio Alli
    Kun Ibra Costa

    Top heavy maybe in attack and Alli is Kneejerk.

    1. ANON.
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Alli is great to have. Would probably go Lukaku instead of Kun and upgrade the midfield. Maybe Hazard over Antonio

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Have Haz now. A good case for no Kun is the price though. Kun a differential for the first time!

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Assuming you keep Alli, think I'd try downgrading defence to do Antonio -> Lallana.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Have Lallana too as Haz. Just have a good feeling about Antonio.

    3. Enzo the Baker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Team looks very strong.

      Have no real suggestions except minor tweaks : maybe Heaton in goal, a Boro defender instead of Rose, and possibly upgrade Antonio to Lallana keeping in mind the Swans game coming up. All debateable suggestions, I'm sure your existing WC team will climb the ranks

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I like the idea on Boro defender. Have lallana already but Rose to a Boro defender would allow me to keep him.

    4. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Your team now:
      defence - good
      midfield - to expensive 5. midfielder in 3-4-3 formation otherwise good
      attack - to expensive 3. striker in 3-5-2 and to poor 3. striker in 3-4-3

      Suggestions:
      1. downgrade Capoue upgrade Wally to Alli if you can
      2. dowgrade Capoue Upgrade Negredo
      3. downgrade and upgrade any of Hazard, Capoue and Wally for Alli, Defoe and Giroud. I know Hazard is good to have but to expensive and you have as just good players for 2mill less.
      4. I woud take up to -12p hits to sort it out. Remember its -4 for each player not -12.
      5. Your team is not bad as it is. I WOUD NOT WC.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        The bottom team is my WC team.
        More or less what I am doing.

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Can you take a 12pt hit and then resort to a WC and get the 12 pts back?

  16. DA Minnion
    1 year, 16 days ago

    I literally just woke up ,rushed to see if I did and yes I did.I hit the wildcard button last night.Well it's done now ,time to make the most of it.

    1. sillyhilly69
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Can you not cancel?

      1. DA Minnion
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Don't be silly ,hilly.
        Once that buttons pressed it's pressed.

        1. sillyhilly69
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Thought it was like BB/TC.

          Ah well, advantage in your favour this week.

        2. Sir Edo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can't be cancelled once played.

          Have you?

          1. DA Minnion
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Yeah I have a brand new team.

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Were you drunk?

      1. fedolefan
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I pay more attention to my WC chip than I do to my bank accounts. Not sure how people take it so casually.

        1. Kane-harry Island
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Haha you're not alone on this one

  17. Legomané
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Heaton (SOU)
    Alonso (lei) Pieters (sun) *Smith(4.6)(hul)
    Sanchez (swa) Eriksen (WBA) Alli (WBA) Phillips (tot)
    Aguero (eve) Ibrahimovic (LIV) *Origi(6.7)(mun)

    *Pickford(4.1) (STK) Valencia (LIV) de Roon (wat) *Collins(4.2)(CPL)

    0FT 0.8 ITB.

    A. Origi > 7.5/Wilson(hul,WAT,CPL)
    B. de Roon > Stanislas (bench Philips or Origi)
    C. Smith, Origi > Ake, Defoe
    D. SAVE ('play' Origi)

    Or anyone see anything better? Thanks!

    1. Legomané
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Was on C til the Francis red bought Smith a couple more Gameweeks...quite like A or B, but leaning towards D if we think he'll start (could even play Valencia ahead of Origi?)

      1. fedolefan
        1 year, 16 days ago

        0FT = no saving 🙂

        Yeah, Bournemouth are appealing the Francis red. Hopefully, they fail and I can get some game time out of Smith. He has been so bad recently.

        I'd even consider starting Valencia over Origi depending on team news.

    2. Toast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      difficult one. I think it's best to leave it with the cup games coming up. Smith and Origi should play. Origi may need to go when Couts is back

  18. Enzo the Baker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Have 0.1 itB, and no FTs. Need to redistribute the cash within my uber defense, which is currently :

    Brunt McAuley Aké Amat Kingsley

    Option A : McAuley -> Chambers and Kingsley -> Pieters

    Option B : Do nothing and play double WBA defs away at Spurs (since they're something of a bogey team for Spurs).

    After next week, I'm happy to play Brunt McAuley Aké for 2-3 weeks

    1. Legomané
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Don't think I'd do -8 for double defence - bound to cost you...

    2. Toast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I would leave it. McAuley is a good goal scoring defender

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Wouldn't take hits for Chambers or Pieters.

    4. Enzo the Baker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Seems unanimous, will stick with McAuley and hope for the best vs Spurs. Cheers for the advice, all !

  19. Toast
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Morning all. Time to panic? Price changes may force my hand soon. Will space out transfers. Current team...

    Heaton Pickford
    Alonso Ake Pieters Holebas Amat
    Sanchez Hazard Lallana Phillips Capoue
    Costa Ibra Origi

    £1.9itb

    A. Origi, Hazard, Holebas ➡ Lukaku, Alli, Baines/
    B. Origi, Hazard, Holebas ➡ Defoe, Alli, Baines
    C. Origi, Capoue, Holebas ➡ Barnes, Alli, McAuley

    Thanks

    1. Legomané
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Do you need to dump Holebas this week...good fixture for Watford to bounce back.

      1. Toast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Actually I could hold Holebas for now. Was thinking more long term as Watford look awful right now

    2. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      C. - Although Brunt instead of McAuley unless you are priced out by 0.1?

      1. Toast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yes unfortunately don't have the extra 0.1 for Brunt.

        I was thinking C as well. I guess the question is, will Hazard outscore Defoe?

        1. Toast
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Only one vote so still undecided

  20. LewanGOALski
    1 year, 16 days ago

    thoughts:

    Mkhitaryan & Carroll ➡ Alli & C.Wilson / A.Gray (-4) ?

    1. Toast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      The arrow is a Toast trademark

  21. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Really depressing. Villa article from Jan 2015 about Paul Lambert trying to sign an unknown 18 year old from MK Dons called Dele Alli 🙁

    1. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Villa would have already sold him for a small profit the following year...

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        We bought Benteke for 7m and sold for 27m lol

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        But did get relegated 🙁

        1. Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          We didn't really sell him by choice... he pushed for the move. It will be interesting to see what happens this transfer window...

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Maybe his recent stats weren't good enough.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Zing!

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I look forward to Hazard explosion next game and you rubbing my face in it

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          I will say nothing. You seem to have understood my underlying point and it's nothing personal.

          I told you so's are pretty crass anyway. We are all taking stabs in the dark and luck plays a bigger part than is generally acknowledged.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Pew pew pew 😉

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              A finely constructed retort. Thank you.

              Tell you what, if I ever want to build a team for the games that have already been played, I'll know where to come for advice. 😀

              1. chapelle
                1 year, 16 days ago

                Hi Ruth have you got Twitter?

    3. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      We probably would have ruined him like we do with many players.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Lol I always thought you were an erudite fellow. You on VT?

  22. DaBoogie
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Hey peeps.

    Foster Jaku
    Alonso Nyom Jones Pieters Ake
    Sanchez Phillips Lallana Mkhi Can
    Aguero Anichebe Ibra

    0ITB
    What to do?

    Mkhi > Alli, Anichebe > Diomande
    Mkhi > Eriksen, Anichebe > Barnes
    ??

  23. Virgil Hilts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Boruc (Pickford)

    Alonso - Rose - Brunt - (Holebas) - (Amat)

    Sanchez - Hazard - Eriksson - Lallana - Phillips

    Zlatan - Costa - (Barnes)

    Already used my 1 FT for Cedric to Brunt 0.0 ITB

    Save right?

    No point -4 Holebas to someone cheaper this week, do it next week for Mid def and suck up any price changes?

    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Yeah.

      1. Virgil Hilts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers EP, appreciated

  24. Rhinos
    1 year, 16 days ago

    For free I can get a defence of Baines Brunt Bellerin Alonso Rose. Now that would mix it up

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I love that and would be interested to know how it goes for you if you go for it 🙂

      1. Rhinos
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Just playing around with 2fts. Doubt I'll do it especially as tekkers prob injured

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      1 year, 16 days ago

      3 is enough

    3. Skloppy Kops
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Then all you MID would be cheapies?

      1. Rhinos
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Nope Sanchez Hazard Aguero 😛

    4. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      But it must surely affect your midfielders/strikers?

      Then again, you might have Stan and Philips in your team which is allowing you to go for that backline?

      1. Rhinos
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Only one premium striker

    5. Özil
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Are you thinking about switching to 5-2-3 or 5-3-2? Different, I kinda like it 🙂

      1. Rhinos
        1 year, 16 days ago

        V tempting I have to say. 541 it would be

        1. Özil
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Wow! With Aguero up top?

          1. Rhinos
            1 year, 16 days ago

            I. The worrying compromise is no ibra or alli

    6. The Man Pastore
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Beautiful

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      442/532 - might be ok

  25. The Rock
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Doesn't take long for a player to rise doe it, Alli already on 120% to rise tonight after his 2 goals last night.

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      1 year, 16 days ago

      It's brutal isn't it?

      If I had a no brainer way to get him I'd just do it but I have about 5 or 6 different transfer options with various hits and just can't decide.

      1. The Rock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I had planned to bring him in for Siggy even before he played last night, and was going to wait until after his cup game against Villa in case he played and got injured but with a double rise on the cards before that game I may not have that luxury.

        It's frustrating but just part of the game now i guess.

      2. Toast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Me too! Still wracking my brains and looks like the deadline is tonight or we are priced out. Seems Alli is going to rise 0.3 this week so our hands are forced. Not a big fan of this seasons price rises as you can't sit on players like we used to or you lose too much TV

      3. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I had no brainer. Hazard>Alli. Planned trade Can>Stanislas will be for a hit

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          How is losing Hazard a no brainer?

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 16 days ago

            See below Lallana vs Hazard last 8 games played. There seems to be some cognitive dissonance on here about how poor Hazard has been since his 19pt game 10 weeks ago

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Why haven't you off-loaded him before now if you think his form has been so poor for so long?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 16 days ago

                Would've if he didn't get the 10pts 2 games ago

    2. Phil Dagger ⭐
      1 year, 16 days ago

      just look at his past 3 scores

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        4 scores

      2. The Rock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yeah it's incredible form to be fair, not giving out about him rising as that's expected, just didn't expect it so soon.

        He was 8.1 on 28th/29th of Dec and now will be 8.5 by tomorrow.

    3. Toast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      And hazard and Lallana look to be the fall guys

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Lallana has 4 goals 4 assists in his last 8 and 2 were injury affected, 1 was 22 minute cameo. Hazard 2 goals including penalty 1 assist.

    4. 824545201
      1 year, 16 days ago

      He scored 7 in 4.

      If that doesn't warrant a triple rise, i don't know what does.

  26. MOUMU
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Below is my team:-

    Heaton
    Ake ALonso Mee Chambers Alonso
    Eriksen Philips Alii Snodgrass Fletcher
    Ibra Aguero Costa

    A) Does doubling on 2 Spurs MF makes sense?
    B) Costa>> Lukaku?
    C) Snodgrass>> Stanislas or any other option under 6.2

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'd save the transfer

  27. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Good morning all!

    Really stuck in a rut at the moment. Currently ranked 425k which is a green arrow this week but I was 422k in GW14.

    Not going anywhere right now and not completely sure how to get going. Looking at a big hit this week, perhaps 12-16. Not sure how much of that is rage and whether I should just remain patient (ish).

    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Might as well WC if need be.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Don't think my team is that bad really. Would likely be a 12 point hit and I'm not sure a wildcard is worth that. Of course with a wildcard I'd change more stuff but I'd like it for the DGW

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      How does your team look?

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Heaton - Pickford
        Alonso - Holebas - Jones - Brunt - Amat
        Sanchez - Hazard - Mkhitaryan - Sigurdsson - Phillips
        Ibra - Benteke - Carroll

        Sensible option would probably be something like a -8 of:

        Benteke, Carroll, Sigurdsson to Defoe, Barnes, Alli.

        Just something about Defoe I don't trust (even though he's done really well).

        1. David Brains - OH NO!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          I sold defoe for Carroll a few weeks back to enable funds for aguero.... he's getting minutes and starting (most) games atleast - I feel like the minute I get rid he'll go on a scoring run like last year

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            1 year, 16 days ago

            I'm a bit worried he'll start scoring but Defoe as 2nd striker in a 3-5-2 seems more sensible.

            Would like to give him Palace if possible though

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Giroud fixtures are great. He seems nailed. Defoe fixtures average if not rubbish and not getting gifted 2 penalties every game

              1. andy85wsm
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                1 year, 16 days ago

                I'm not super convinced that Giroud starts every game once Walcott is back

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 year, 16 days ago

                  *sigh* Giroud just rescued them from 3-0 down. Sure Wenger may drop him for strategic reasons but unbeaten in 3 with Giroud starting

        2. fedolefan
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Defoe is a nightmare to own. Been saying this, but I've considered getting rid of him every week for the last 3-4 weeks. Gray's hat trick convinced me but I couldn't bring him in this weekend because he had City. Defoe gives me 13 points as a result. Not sure what to do now. He'll blank without a doubt against Stoke and West Brom.

        3. Ruth_NZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          But Andy, how can you justify having no cheap attacker when your TV is average at best?

          Settle on 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 and go from there.

          Carroll, Siggy to Barnes, Alli might be a way to start for 3-5-2. Or same 2 out for Coquelin, Lukaku for 3-4-3. Only a -4 either way.

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            1 year, 16 days ago

            I can't justify it but I have ways to get Lukaku in a 3-5-2 but it requires more hits 🙂

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Plan it. Lukaku can wait a week or two. GW24-29 is the key run of games. I got him in early because the fixtures before justified it and it was convenient. But that run is the important part.

              I reckon he'll be 10m+ by GW30.

        4. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          1. Is Sanchez and Haz essential? Can they be covered with other strikers? Eg Haz to Costa as the latter is more consistent.

          2. Getting rid of either Haz or Sanchez will give you a better second striker.

          3. Strikers are scoring again..Kane, Lukaku, Aguero, Defoe...perhaps a flexi 3-4-3 with 4-4-2 might be a way to go

        5. The Rock
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Your team isn't the worst Andy.

          Benteke, Carroll and Siggy need to go and down the line Holebas and Amat as well but that can wait for sure.

          I'm the same about Defoe but you can't argue with the goals he's getting. Those transfers you have planned are probably the best you can do right now. I wouldn't take any more hits for one week.

    3. Enzo the Baker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Andy your team looks pretty solid, maybe get Defoe instead of Benteke and wait for that Hazard / Alonso explosion against Hull in the next GW to propel you up the ranks.

      One thing this season is that the points v. OR spread is very very narrow. 60-70 points separate a 400k rank from around ~50k rank. 60 points can be made up by getting onto a bandwagon (like Alli) at the right time, and getting a couple of captaincy decisions correct in a row.

      Keep going ! Try to make it into top 100k in the next 10 GWs and then the GW30 DGWs will change everything.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers mate - it's definitely close points wise, just frustrating when it feels you're going nowhere, I'll keep on going though.

        Benteke to Defoe certainly seems the most sensible option.

    4. bojack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'm in a similar position - don't want to waste my WC but I've got the likes of Origi who I'd need 2 transfers to generate funds to get a decent replacement. That would also mean missing out on Alli, unless I sell Hazard which I don't want to do.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Would you consider 3-5-2?

        1. bojack
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Absolutely.

          Just looking at whether to drop Costa and retain Hazard. Could do Origi -> Barnes, Costa -> Giroud (short term I know), De Roon -> Alli.

          Would give me a front 7 entirely made up of top 6 teams, ha.

    5. S.Agueroooooo
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I haven't moved since GW8 (hovered around 50k, moving about 30k up or down) my arrows are pretty much green, red, green, red... the players to have 'appear' to be changing so quickly that I think its hard to move as one week you team does well and the next it doesn't... Lallana is a great example this week with people now binning for alli it seems...

      There are so many fpl assets that are scoring similarly over the long run and a lot of different combinations

  28. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Getting Alli is a right ballache when you already own Eriksen and Kane

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I did it without much of a thought. They're spreading the points around. Many people had SAS + Sterling 2 seasons ago

  29. David Brains - OH NO!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Hazard + Carroll--> Ali + Defoe (-4)

    Yay or or nay?

    I have Costa and no other Spurs cover if that makes a difference, thanks

    1. Phil Dagger ⭐
      1 year, 16 days ago

      yay

    2. Burkey21
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Gibson / Koscienly / Evans / Ake / Amat

      Sanchez / Capoue / Mane / Siggy / Forshaw

      Luk / Ibra / Costa

      WC

      Costa to Giroud
      Siggy to Alli
      Forshaw to De Roon
      Mane to Eriksen
      Capoue to Phillips
      Koscienly to Azpilicueta

      Am i jumping on the WC ship too early?
      Is getting rid of Costa that bad with his fixtures?

      Possibly even Lallana instead of Eriksen for L'Pool cover...

  30. Our Tiny Servant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Did Alli rise, already?

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Not today.