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. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Play 4 out of the following gents.

    A) Ake (hul)
    B) Cedric (bur)
    C) Friend (wat)
    D) DeRoon (wat)
    E) Phillips (tot)
    F) Rondon (tot)

    1. britlander
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      A, C, E, F

      If Friend was at home I'd consider him over one of the WBA attackers, but prefer gambling on attackers away.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers for the advice. Much appreciated. 🙂

    2. BB-8
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Bench friend and de Roon

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers. 🙂

        1. BB-8
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Would appreciate your thoughts below 🙂

          1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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            1 year, 16 days ago

            Done. 🙂

    3. Moin
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      ACE it

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

        ooh there are 4, F

        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          Cheers Moin. 🙂

    4. Kiwivillan
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Probably ABCD because Spurs will keep CS but if they don't ABCE

  2. britlander
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Siggy + Anichebe > Defoe + DeRoon?

    Also wondering if a -4 for Francis > Ake/Friend is worthwhile. The alternative is playing Jones vs LIV or Amat vs ARS

    1. TLF
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      No hit, play Jones

    2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Play Jones vs LIV.

      I wouldn't make the moves personally.

    3. ChelseaGuy
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Sunderland missing key players to AFCON
      Won't do Defoe

  3. GE
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Play 2 of:

    Mkhtaryan (Liverpool home), Phillips (Spurs away) or Barnes (Soton home)

    Thanks 🙂

    1. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Mkhitaryan and one of the others - Barnes by a whisker for me.

    2. Samurai Blue
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Mkhi and Phillips.

    3. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Still waiting for Phillips to perform against one of the bigger teams so probably Miki & Barnes.

    4. GE
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Thanks 🙂

  4. lasmons
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Heaton - Robinson
    Alonso - Lovren - Pieters - Evans - Holebas
    Sanchez - Alli - Allen - Siggy - Lallana
    Costa - Ibra - Anichebe

    1FT - 0.8ITB

    Thinking Siggy + Anichebe -> Stanislas + Giroud are good moves. Agree?
    Then I can do Lallana + Allen -> Couth + DeRon when Cout is fit again.
    Good plan? Or is Giroud to much of a rotation risk?

    1. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Giroud looks good short term but I feel like he might be a transfer waiting to happen. I guess if he performs he'll keep his place though.

      Maybe stick with 3-5-2 and just look at Allen to Phillips?

  5. bojack
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Rate my -8 😎

    Foster
    Alonso Mee Aké
    Sánchez (c) Hazard Eriksen Alli Lallana
    Ibra Giroud

    3.9 Barnes McAuley 4.0

    For some reason whenever I do any transfers I get Leonard Cohen's "Yesterday's Man" in my head.

    1. greghammer95 - Matagascar
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Giroud is a risk but can't argue with his form, we're probably too cautious on here! Nice midfield but you're stuck with Ibra a little bit, no room to swap for Aguero if need be?

      1. bojack
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Nah I'm ignoring him for now. Come what may. Giroud downgrade if necessary.

    2. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Yep, looks nice!

      1. bojack
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Ta.

    3. Over Midwicket
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Sensual.

  6. Lambey
    1 year, 16 days ago

    So my wife decided to make a team this year for the first time and join one of my mini leagues that i've won the last few years. She is destroying me, from GW13 she has gone from 281k to now 9k, whilst i'm currently 50points behind and 70k.

    Her secrets to first time success?

    Keeping Captaincy on Mane for 6 weeks in a run getting 70 points because...why change if he keeps getting points.
    Only making 13 transfers so far this season...because if her team did well last week then why shouldn't it this week.
    When making a transfer just swap to the player with the next highest points..for example this week Mane to Alli.

    She is loving rubbing it in my face at the moment...not good ha

    1. Az - Mozampique Manager
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      same thing happened to me with my missus last year.
      I would obsessionally check stats, post on here, follow injuries... she'd just look at recent points and if they were rubbish, switch to the best performing player in the price range.

      She got a top 10k finish and I finished 30k.
      Very depressing!

    2. TLF
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Just count yourself lucky you can talk to your wife about FPL haha. Sounds like her strategy is paying off so far !

  7. BB-8
    1 year, 16 days ago

    For the next 3 gw's.
    Pick one combo, gents.

    A. Giroud + Baines/Brunt/Bellerin
    B. Lukaku + Baines/Brunt/Bellerin
    C. Kun + Chambers

    1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      C).

    2. Karan14 - (Balegium)
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      B.

    3. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      B

    4. BB-8
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Cheers guys 🙂

    5. Over Midwicket
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      C then A then B.

      1. BB-8
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Not convinced by Lukaku?

  8. greghammer95 - Matagascar
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Would really appreciate some help lads! Tend to think of myself as helpful on here at times. Am I GTG?

    De Gea (Liv) (Jaku)
    PVA (STK), Ake (hul), Alonso (lei) (McAuley(tot), Jones(LIV))
    Phillips (tot), Sanchez (swa), Eriksen (WBA), Antonio (CRY), Puncheon (whu)
    Costa (lei), Ibra (LIV) (Rondon (tot))

    0.6itb, 0 FT. Did Holebas to Ake last night, Holebas is useless to me and Ake could be good for the next few then cheap bench fodder for the four after that. Was in need of downgrading my defense.

    Thanks!

    1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      consider downgrading DDG in the future to release more funds?

      1. greghammer95 - Matagascar
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Definitely considering this, thinking after the Hull game in GW23 would be perfect if I have a free transfer. Not worth a hit to do so though?

        1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          Yup definitely not with a hit

    2. Pigeon
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'd downgrade Rondon and upgrade Antonio

      1. greghammer95 - Matagascar
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Good idea, once WBA fixtures dry up I'll be doing this, happy with Antonio for now but probably easiest/best to downgrade DDG as above to allow for Mane etc.

    3. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Definitely good for now - no need for a hit as far as I can see.

  9. Count of Monte Hristo
    1 year, 16 days ago

    I downgraded Defoe > Carroll so I could afford Siggy > Alli

    Not sure how to feel about it given that Carroll such a bad pick.

    And I did Mané > Lallana so I could afford Azpilcueta only for him to score 1,1 since I bought him.

    Frustrating.

    1. ILOVEBAPS
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Yep. Always a danger when someone goes on a decent run of points. It never lasts.

      Cough cough Alli cough.

  10. thepeen555
    1 year, 16 days ago

    just catching up on news - sanchez been throwing strops again? would he really leave?

    1. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      'news' is how I'm viewing it...

  11. Slippy
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Play 2 of: Chambers (wat), De Roon (wat), or Holebas (MID)

    1. greghammer95 - Matagascar
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Holebas & De Roon.

      Could be 0-0 that though.

    2. BB-8
      1 year, 16 days ago

      CH

    3. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      2 Mid players

    4. ILOVEBAPS
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      CH

    5. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Holebas and Chambers

  12. ZLATANisKING
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Alonso or Baines?

    1. Ozist
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Baines

    2. Pigeon
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Baines only because Alonso is too expensive

    3. teki0s
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Alonso

    4. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Money no object? Alonso.

    5. ZLATANisKING
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I have Alonso...going by Baines form and cost I would like to free up some fund:
      Team has been doing well recently
      Heaton (Jaku)
      Alonso Daniels Mckauley (amat, kingsle)
      sanchez haxard alli lallana philips
      zlatan costa (anichebe)

      0.4 ITB

      open for Suggestions

  13. Ozist
    1 year, 16 days ago

    courtois (Jaku)
    azpilicueta walker Baines (McAuley Jones)
    Sanchez Phillips coutinho lallana Allen
    Costa Ibra (carroll)

    0 FT 0.8ITB

    Coutinho -> Alli for a hit or g2g?
    pls help

    1. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      How long have you held Coutinho?!

      If you've clung onto him this long I'd keep at this stage, probably just sit tight now.

      1. Ozist
        1 year, 16 days ago

        bought him jst 2 days back

  14. Atimis
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Bench one:
    1. Jones
    2. Friend
    3. Brunt

    1. The Wise Owl
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Jones

      1. Atimis
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        On this now but I'm afraid that Friend will be another cameo

    2. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Brunt

  15. ILOVEBAPS
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Did I do good for -4?

    Siggy > Phillips
    Cedric > Baines

    1. Ynwalfc
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. GreenWind101Million
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Maybe 🙂

      1. ILOVEBAPS
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Guess no one really knows. Have taken so many hits this season!! 🙄

  16. Özil
    1 year, 16 days ago

    “We might have a problem with Perez, he injured his ankle. Coming back - closest is Walcott but not ready. We will play with 90% of the squad. I will rest Koscielny, of course Ospina will play. Maybe Sanchez I will rest as well.”

    “Coquelin is out for three or four weeks now. Hamstring.”

    “Ozil is coming in today to be assessed by the doc he has been in bed for two weeks, i can’t imagine him being involved on Saturday. It is like flu or throat infection.. I am not sure.”

    1. Özil
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Wenger on Cazorla being out long-term: “At the moment he is not planning to go out and run and if you are going out then it’s six weeks and he is not near that.”

      “Welbeck wants to play but he is concious because he came back and had a set-back before.”

    2. ChelseaGuy
      1 year, 16 days ago

      So Walcott to play next week?

    3. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Hi Özil, I have something for you. Mind hitting me up at bigmanbakar@gmail.com ?

      1. The Wise Owl
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Don't do it, it's a trap!

        1. ChelseaGuy
          1 year, 16 days ago

          You are wise of course

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

            Very wise 😉

  17. GreenWind101Million
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Apologies for the long post seeking help but I'm feeling a bit befuddled, mainly thanks to Tottenham's display last night.

    My intention this week has been to fund Benteke ➡ Lukaku somehow which means I need to raise £1.1m with my other FT.

    Moves I'm considering:
    A. Hazard ➡ Alli (feels a bit late and don't really want to ditch Hazard)
    B. Hazard ➡ Walcott (same re: Hazard and will Theo even go straight back in the team?)
    C. Sigurdsson ➡ Snodgrass (keeps me Spursless, I'm quite attached to Siggy and fixtures are shocking)
    D. Sigurdsson ➡ Stanislas (keeps me Spursless, I'm quite attached to Siggy and is he all that?)
    E. Luiz ➡ £5.0m defender (not liking the options in this price bracket and still no Spurs)

    Alternatively I could get Giroud instead of Lukaku and maybe Sigurdsson ➡ Antonio but I don't trust Giroud at the moment.

    If I took a hit I could switch to 3-5-2 by doing something like Capoue and Benteke ➡ Alli and Barnes but Lukaku does look primed for a decent run and was my target transfer.

    Of course I could always take a hit whilst sticking with 3-4-3 but I'm not seeing the path here. Any help? Full team below for context:

    Foster, Pickford
    Alonso, Luiz, Lovren, Evans, Pieters
    Sanchez, Hazard, Sigurdsson, Phillips, Capoue
    Ibrahimovic, Defoe, Benteke

    1. pompeyfan
      1 year, 16 days ago

      probably A for me. Although I'd favour Eriksen.

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        You've always got a soft spot for Eriksen 😉 He is absolute class but Alli's more of a poacher and goals > assists. Reckon they'll run out pretty close points wise at the end of the season (assuming they both stay fit) and Alli is 0.2 cheaper.

        1. pompeyfan
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Guilty!

          But I kind of feel you get more consistency with Eriksen, more so now than previously it seems.

          Alli has exploded though so he's also a great pick.

    2. greghammer95 - Matagascar
      1 year, 16 days ago

      That's very tough. To get Kaku you're going to have to sacrifice somewhere! I'd get rid of Luiz personally.

      Tekkers to Kaku
      Luiz to Brunt

      WBA Double up for them fixtures could be brilliant.

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Too many WBA for that I'm afraid - I'm already fully loaded! Hard to believe really!

    3. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Hi mate. Been quite a while. I'd go Benteke to Rondon actually. Good run of fixtures for WBA coming up so the double up won't be too bad in the long run. But if you really want to take a hit, get rid of Sigurdsson for Stanislas and get Lukaku for Benteke. hul,WAT,CPL is a very good run of fixtures for Stanislas.

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yeah, life has been getting in the way more than ever this season - I've been really struggling to avoid becoming full on casual!

        Too many WBA to go for Rondon. Should have said, I have 2FT so your suggestion would be without a hit.

        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          Oops - I didn't notice that. Get Stanislas in then I reckon. Good luck. 🙂

          1. GreenWind101Million
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            1 year, 16 days ago

            Thanks, I'd like to keep Siggy but there's only so much room at the inn!

    4. Phil Dagger ⭐
      1 year, 16 days ago

      if you want to hold hazard
      then I would downgrade luiz to brunt or maybe luiz to a bench fodder
      and then do siggy to Alli
      and benteke to Lukaku

      then gradually improve defence with baines after city

      1. Phil Dagger ⭐
        1 year, 16 days ago

        and - or***
        either siggy move or kaku move

        1. GreenWind101Million
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          Thanks, I'm not sold on Baines with Gueye disappearing but I'll take a look 🙂

    5. ILOVEBAPS
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      D. Snodgrass fix's are poor now so I'd steer clear. Stanislas has good matches ahead and looked dangerous v Ars.

      Go for Lukaku as its who you really want. Don't go against your gut. Work it out. Same applies to Haz as u want him.

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Thanks, ideally I want to keep Sigurdsson too but something has to give somewhere. Appreciate the wider piece of wisdom also 🙂

    6. Concrete
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'd DG Luiz to raise the funds for Lukaku or Hazard to Alli

      I have Hazard too and want to keep him. Spurs at City after WBA though which is putting me off Alli slightly

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yeah, I can't decide if Alli is a good move now or if the ship has sailed. Might post separately on that...

        1. ILOVEBAPS
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          Me either. Am happy enough with Eriksen

    7. Az - Mozampique Manager
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      I've already pulled the trigger on Hazard -> Alli.
      You'll probably make .4 on the deal which isn't to be sniffed at.
      A lot of the time he plays higher up the pitch than Kane and with Eriksen feeding him there's no reason he can't maintain his great goalscoring form.
      He's a steal at 8.4 and you'll want him or Erik in two weeks anyway when Spurs fixtures really turn so might as well get now!

      1. GreenWind101Million
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Perhaps, perhaps...

        Do we really think Hazard's time is up though? This feels like one of those transfer trends where the player being ditched goes on a great run and the player being bought dries up. Happened with Sanchez to Hazard a couple of months ago right? I'm scared 🙁

        1. Az - Mozampique Manager
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          He's just done nothing to convince me that he's a good enough fpl option right now. He hasn't scored from open play since GW14 and i've completely lost patience with him.

          Costa still the man to have, no need for both especially with the fixtures turning after Hull.

          I'm also scared but it helps justifying it to yourself 😉
          People thought that Walcott could cover Sanchez's points which was a bit silly, and his fixtures were a lot better than Hazards are about to be.

    8. Sir Edo
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Wait for FA Cup and League Cup results. Man utd, Southampton and Liverpool have two more gameweeks before next deadline.. 😉

      1. Sir Edo
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        ..and Hull.

  18. LECHUCK
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Anybody know if Origi will drop?

    1. Atimis
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Dropped tonight

      1. Atimis
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        *last night xD

        1. LECHUCK
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Yuck. Thanks 🙂

  19. anish69
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Giroud or Defoe?

    Already have Sanchez

    1. Kiwivillan
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'm a delighted Sanchez and Giroud owner

    2. alangreat
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Giroud given the fixtures but slight rotation risk.
      Not sold on Defoe as Sunderland too unstable, i could be proved wrong though.

  20. Raging Bull
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    Getting both kane and alli too much spurs? Who would you get between the two?

    1. alangreat
      1 year, 16 days ago

      i picked alli, much cheaper and more explosive recently.

    2. Kiwivillan
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Got Alli today. Already have Eriksen and Kane. Beautiful fixtures

      1. Fitzy.
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Beautiful fixtures? 12th best for attacking returns according to the ticker...

        1. Kiwivillan
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          1 year, 16 days ago

          I have my own ticker.

      2. Raging Bull
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Wow triple spurs...nice!

    3. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      go both..if to choose one..alli

      1. Raging Bull
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers. Thinking defoe with alli instead of kane

  21. HODL
    1 year, 16 days ago

    After a really bad bad week, and already on -4, do i WC ?

    Heaton Pickford
    Alonso Brunt Jones Amat Kinglsey
    Hazard Alexis Lallana Phillips Fletcher
    Negredo Costa Kun

    TV around 106.0 with 2.0 ITB.

    What are the standout options ?

    1. alangreat
      1 year, 16 days ago

      decent team, i won't WC.
      Only concer is you only have 3 playing defenders (but they are good choices), rest of squad is fine IMO.

    2. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      don't WC unless you are changing at least half of your team

  22. Az - Mozampique Manager
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    1 year, 16 days ago

    So how did everyone do over the Xmas period?

    My target was to break into the top 100k, which I thought was reasonable with my rank of 301,325 at the end of GW 17.

    Got off to a great start and nearly halved my rank in GW 18, going down to 161,348. And then plateaud, finishing up 158,646.
    Not as good a I would have liked!

    + Phillips, some decent captain options,
    - Selling Alli for Lallana before Watford (trying to be clever), buying Benteke

    1. Moin
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      GW my rank was 21K, wanted to breach 10K, but because of a really bad last GW, reached 20K

    2. greghammer95 - Matagascar
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Good rank still with a long way to go! Especially if you've got your chips/WC.

      I wanted to improve my ranking and stay in the cup.

      GW18 = 815k to 819k
      GW19 = 819k to 721k
      GW20 = 721k to 601k

      Happy with that although poor captain choices have let me down and got rid of Defoe this week. Phillips has been brilliant, also still in the cup.

      1. Az - Mozampique Manager
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        1 year, 16 days ago

        Steady progress! Keep it up. Good luck in the cup too!

    3. ILOVEBAPS
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      1 year, 16 days ago

      Decent enough I guess but still a terrible season. Was at about 500k and now at 315K.

      + holding firm on Defoe and selling Origi instead. Captained Ibra each week.
      - Holding Cedric and not doing Siggy > Phillips earlier.

    4. ROOTY7
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Bang average to be honest. Terrible start, but my last 2 weeks have been green arrows which is nice 🙂 Was hoping for 100k but sat at 170k.

      My last 4 transfers have been lucky/ great! (apart from Kanes haul)

      GW19:
      Walcott--> Phillips 0,0/ 13,9
      Kane--> Aguero 16,2/ 2,7

      GW20:
      Sigurdsson--> Snoddy 7/ 10
      Iheanacho--> Giroud 1/ 15

    5. fedolefan
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Surprisingly good with a fairly underwhelming team on paper if I'm honest. 247k after GW 17 to 43K after GW 20. Would have been happy with 247K if I'm honest. Was almost certain that I'd WC immediately to get in Kun, Alexis, Che players. Somehow held off and have done better because of it.

      1. Az - Mozampique Manager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        1 year, 16 days ago

        thats a fantastic jump, nice one!

    6. BB-8
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Pretty good. Gone from 9k to 2.5k. Alli has been massive for me last couple weeks

    7. pompeyfan
      1 year, 16 days ago

      been treading water a bit over Christmas, so just hovering outside the top 10k. Transfers like Kane & Siggy out before their points has hurt me.

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

    HELP! Why has FFS allowed video advert plug ins!
    i keep sneakily looking at FFS site rather than writing my very boring report and some loud advert about cold and flu remedies keeps playing.
    I understand that FFS needs to advert revenue to fund the site but can these video advert be defaulted to sound off (and remain off!)
    thanks in advance

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

      I don't have such problem, maybe its only for those in UK

    2. Az - Mozampique Manager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      1 year, 16 days ago

      There shouldn't be any ads on the site- I'll bring this up with Mark.

      Thanks!

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

      Never seen any ads browsing. Have you been looking at dodgy porn?

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

      Hi...can you mail me with a description of what you see and what platform - eg: Mobile/Desktop etc.

      We should have no video ads with audio. If there are, then our agency need to be told but I need details so they can find them ads and knock them out.

      Drop me a line at support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

      That goes for anyone else seeing video ads with audio or suffering redirects.

      Thanks

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

        Also had this around 10 mins ago, not sure what it was and it sounded like a pop up advert but i had no other tabs or windows open

  24. alangreat
    1 year, 16 days ago

    looking at Stanislas for GW 21, would you take a hit to ship Siggy for him?
    Siggy has bad fixtures but he returned this week...

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

      Getting him for a hit tomo Can>Stanislas

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

      nope...any other options?

      1. alangreat
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Not really...current front 8:
        Alli Sanchez Lallana Siggy de Roon
        Costa Ibra Rondon

        Can't get Philips cos I have Nyom.
        Snodgrass bad fixtures, Antonio plays for Whm lol

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

    Here's my team with 0.2 ITB and 0 FT

    Heaton
    Brunt Chambers Aké
    Sanchez Hazard Phillips Alli
    Ibra Costa Defoe

    If Hazard doesn't satisfy me against Hull thinking of dropping him for Coutinho and upgrading Defoe to Lukaku or Giroud.

    Is this a good idea?

  26. Totti
    1 year, 16 days ago

    front 8 are
    sanchez sterling lallana allen coquelin
    aguero ibra costa

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

  27. Accidental Partridge
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Considering a WC as currently lumped with this - 22nd in my ML and almost 200 points off the pace

    Heaton

    Alonso Cresswell Ake

    Sterling Sanchez Hazard Shaqiri

    Giroud Ibra Defoe

    (Jaku Capoue Jones Amat)

    Currently on a -4

    Any help appreciated gents

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

      You can make that points back over time and the DGW. Wait it out.

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

      Shakira is stinking up your team

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

      You have to be aggressive that far behind

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

      I always target who I think is the best manager and play against his team

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

    Team for foreseeable.

    Grant
    Alonso,Jones,Daniels*
    Alli*,Philips,Sanchez,hazard
    Ibra,Costa,Defoe*

    Capoue,amat,Nyom

    * cost me -8 last nite
    Benteke,holebas,Lallana OUT

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

      Nice but don't like Defoe. Think people blinded by 2 penalties.

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

        Hes best option at that price. I'm gonna just leave him there for the season tbh.
        Hazard needs to cop on shortly or he may make way for coutinho allowing funds for Aguero if he's essential at some stage ...

  29. St. Joseph
    1 year, 16 days ago

    If benteke seriously injured. Should i get rid of cabaye?

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

      Cabaye was never a team player. Benteke is irrelevant

      1. St. Joseph
        1 year, 16 days ago

        His set pieces even more dull with no benteke.

        Lacking good options in the front line as campbell / wickham never been a good one?

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

      Yeah just don't rate Palace now Zaha gone. Only one that interested me

      1. fedolefan
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Will they even score goals? Benteke and Zaha out. They were the only ones scoring. Thinking of getting defenders from teams playing them.

      2. St. Joseph
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Well I'm surprised they can't handle swans yesterday. They deserve that lost.

        Should be getting rid then. Cheers.

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

      If Big Sam can get Benteke playing like at Villa I'd be interested but no mood to speculate

  30. Lizard Lips
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Wonder what two changes Mark made?

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

      FPL Virgin will be all over it.

      1. fedolefan
        1 year, 16 days ago

        So he's done Toby -> Azpi -> Rose?

    2. Lizard Lips
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Nice moves!