Fixtures

Frisking the Fixtures – Gameweek 21 – The Strong

With the busy festive period now behind us, it’s time to focus on which sides should be backed to start 2016 off with a bang. West Ham are handed the platform to build on back-to-back victories, whilst Swansea are set for a crucial upcoming period that hands them four home fixtures in the next six Gameweeks.

WEST HAM

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With four clean sheets over previous last six matches, the West Ham defence has been a great source of Fantasy points over the past month. The fact they face the three teams (bou, AVL, nor) who have recorded the fewest numbers of shots from inside the box over the last four Gameweeks over the coming period offers a real possibility of further shut-outs. Barring the 4-0 victory over Arsenal, Southampton have also been struggling for goals for quite some time, while Newcastle have only managed one goal from their last four matches. Only the home clash against Man City in Gameweek 23 looks unfavourable in the next six then, and while Bilic may adopt a more attacking game plan now he has Dimitri Payet available once again, the likes of Aaron Cresswell (5.5) and Adrian (5.0) should be able to provide a decent number of defensive points over the next few weeks. With skipper Winston Reid back in training, though, it remains to be seen whether James Collins or Angelo Ogbonna will make way once the Kiwi is fully fit.

The Hammers only managed five goals in the seven league matches Payet missed through injury, but the expectation is that the return of the France international should spark their attack back into life. The home fixture against Aston Villa in Gameweek 24 looks the stand-out clash, with the Villans having conceded seven goals in their last four matches. Newcastle have allowed the most number of shots from inside the box over the last four Gameweeks (45), while the trips to Bournemouth and Norwich should see Bilic’s men get on the scoresheet. Even the Man City match-up is reasonable, given the Citizens struggles at the back with out Vincent Kompany, so Payet (7.7) certainly looks a great option in midfield for the upcoming period, with his current ownership standing at just 7% in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) following his lengthy lay-off.

WEST BROM

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The Baggies also only have two home fixtures (AVL, SWA) across the next six Gameweeks, but with both of those sides featuring in the bottom six for shots from inside the box over the last four Gameweeks, clean sheets look a reasonable possibility. Defensive returns could be scarce in the four away trips over the next month or so, though, with Chelsea having scored five goals in their last two home matches, while Everton have found the back of the net 17 times in their last six at Goodison. As already touched upon, though, Southampton and Newcastle have been short of goals of late, so overall the outlook for members of the West Brom rearguard generally looks bright. Craig Dawson (5.1) continues to look a solid option in defence, then, but with Ben Foster (4.9) stepping up his recovery with a 45-minute run out for the reserves yesterday, Boaz Myhill’s 10% ownership may soon have to make alternative plans.

With few genuine Fantasy options among West Brom’s attackers, it’s unlikely that any will really capture the imagination of FPL bosses. The home matches against Aston Villa and Swansea may well see Tony Pulis’ men get on the scoresheet, but with the Swans having kept three clean sheets in the last four, that fixture may not yield too many goals. Chelsea have also looked a far stronger defensive unit since the arrival of Guus Hiddink, managing shut-outs in their previous two. Although the other three away matches (sot, new, eve) are quite reasonable, it’s very unlikely we’ll be looking to the Hawthorns for our front-eight positions.

SWANSEA

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The Welsh side’s next three matches sees them square off against teams who feature among the top five for goals against over the last four Gameweeks. Sunderland also rank third for shots conceded from inside the box during that period, so the likes of Andre Ayew (6.8) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (7.0) look attractive mid-price options in the short-term. In truth, the remaining fixtures on the current slate (wba, CPL, SOT) are also fairly reasonable, with the Southampton clash in particular offering hope of a goal or two, having conceded at both West Ham and Norwich in recent matches. Uncertainty over the managerial situation at the Liberty Stadium may put off any would-be suitors, although there has been speculation that caretaker boss Alan Curtis could be handed the reins for the rest of the season.

It’s at the back where Fantasy managers may be more keen to invest in, with the Swans having shored up defensively of late. Sunderland and Watford have been in good form in front of goal, though, registering five and seven strikes respectively over the last four Gameweeks, while as already mentioned, Everton have been rampant at Goodison Park over the previous few months. It’s perhaps the final three fixtures that could provide defensive returns, although Palace’s lean spell in front of goal could be remedied by Gameweek 25 given the Eagles are in the market for a new striker. Ashley Williams (4.8) is the obvious target, given he’s racked up a sensational 14 bonus points from a possible 15 in the five matches the Swans have kept a clean sheet in this season, with Lukasz Fabianski (4.7) a decent option in goal.

ALSO CONSIDER…

Bournemouth
The Cherries have four home matches in the next six (WHM, NOR, sun, cpl, ARS, STO), so their budget options could really come into their own over the coming period. Eddie Howe’s men have only conceded four goals in their last six, and the home clash against Norwich looks favourable in terms of picking up some defensive returns. The other fixtures aren’t overly favourable, but with a decent attacking threat from the likes of Charlie Daniels (4.5) and Adam Smith (4.1), the pair look decent options over the new few weeks.

Bournemouth have provided us with a plethora of budget midfield options this season, and with the next three fixtures pretty favourable, the likes of Josh King (4.6) and Junior Stanislas (4.2) should continue to offer great value for a fifth midfielder. The imminent arrival of Juan Iturbe on loan from Roma could throw some doubt over the make up of the Bournemouth attack, though.

Norwich
Alex Neil’s side are full of confidence right now after picking up nine points from their last four matches, and the fixture list over the next six Gameweeks (sto, bou, LIV, TOT, avl, WHM) generally offers further cause for optimism. The Canaries have only managed three clean sheets this season, though, with all of those coming at Carrow Road, and with Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham visiting East Anglia in the next six, registering a fourth shut-out could be tricky. The away trips to Bournemouth and Aston Villa are fairly reasonable, though.

It’s a similar story from an attacking sense, with the Bournemouth and Aston Villa matches the two clear favourable fixtures. Wes Hoolahan (4.8) is the stand-out attacking option at Norwich, but with so many other budget options available to FPL managers in midfield, the Republic of Ireland international may not have a strong enough run of fixtures to warrant much investment.

Watford
Odion Ighalo (6.4) and Troy Deeney (5.2) rank among the top five highest scoring forwards in FPL, and the pair should continue to flourish over the next three Gameweeks (sot, swa, NEW). The Hornets do then face a tougher run of matches (CHE, tot, cpl), but Ighalo, in particular, has proven he can score against the sternest of defences.

Watford have managed an impressive eight clean sheets so far this season, and the next three matches appear reasonable in terms of being able to add to that tally. Allan Nyom (4.7) and Heurelho Gomes (4.8) could continue to provide decent value, then, but while the pair are worth holding onto, further investment is unlikely, given the difficult fixtures that follow.

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  1. lahi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    A). Ozil to KDB
    B). Bellerin to Ivanovic
    C). Moreno to Azpi

    Already did Ramsey to Payet on 1FT and I have another left. Doing A) was the plan all along. But I'd like to do either B or C for hit as well. Thoughts please.

    1. t4thomas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      C.

      1. lahi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Just C? Thanks.

        1. t4thomas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          A has potential to go wrong.
          B is probably good long term, but depending what you paid for Bellerin.. he is probablys till good value.
          C can only pay off TBH. Pool have no CB.

          1. lahi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            That's very reasonable. Bellerin I got for just 5.9 like 6 weeks or so ago so I earned 0.1 off him. Thing is can we expect Arsenal CS with liv, stk, CHE, SOT, bou ? Moreno at least is cheaper and has nor and SUN in the next 5.

            1. Close Finish
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 10 months ago

              pool wont keep a clean sheet. Arsenal has better chances to pull off a CS than Pool.

    2. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      A is just silly imo. Hard to turn away from those returns and that quality, even more so with sanchez nearing return

      1. lahi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        I get you're pointing form over fixtures. But it's quite frightening to not have KDB in light of 4 home games in 6. Arsenal fixtures are relatively difficult as well.

        1. t4thomas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Agree. But look elsewhere for the upgrade IMO.

    3. George James
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      c

    4. Cradders
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Not A. KDB has hardly shown any consistency (I own both) why do you seem to want to rid all your Arsenal players? I think its very safe to keep a defender and midfielder or attacker and just bench them when necessary.

      1. lahi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Thing is they seem too expensive to bench. But Bellerin probably is worth keeping. Thing with KDB is that he does well in home games and has 4 decent home games in the next 6. His potential explosive returns could be a killer.

        1. vis132
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Seriously? Kdb for Ozil is total craziness. Why fight form?

  2. sergioaguero67
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    My team:

    Henessey (DeGea)
    Kolarov Toby Cresswell Janmaat Koscielny
    Özil Mahrez KDB Barkley King
    Kane Lukaku Giroud

    Will be changing it to:
    Cech (Henessey)
    Kolarov Toby Williams Cresswell Koscielny
    Özil Mahrez KDB Alli Arnautovic
    Kane Aguero Ighalo

    Using my wildcard.
    Good to go?
    Or is it too soon to use the wildcard?

    1. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Too soon, the teams aren't that different to justify a wildcard.

    2. George James
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      way too soon mate

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      I used my wildcard this week and semi-regretting it because it could be useful the week before/after the DGW.

      OTOH I'm quite happy to take a big hit one week later down the line to try and win at least one of my H2H leagues!

  3. The Nuttman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    The following, assuming everyone is fit by the start of the next GW for a hit?

    VVD to Cresswell
    Mane to Payet/Ayew/Silva

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Looks good to me. Cresswell for a hit perhaps the following week?

      1. The Nuttman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        If I wait I'd do it for a free but would need to play Francis.

  4. Lingardium Leviosa.
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    Hi folks, quick question.

    Francis' booking against Leicester means he serves the suspension in the FA cup and so will be available against West Ham?

    Ta

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Yes.

    2. Close Finish
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      if a player is unavailable then he will be shown RED marker next to his name with the reason for his absence. It is that simple. the markers get updated within a day of the information released.

  5. Kudo Warrior
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    Remind me, if I currently have 2 FT and activate my WC will my second FT be lost come next week?

    1. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Yes

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Cheers KOL!

    2. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Yep, you only get 1 next week.

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Thansk bud.

    3. George James
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      yes. next gameweek you will go back to 1 ft

    4. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      yes

    5. hillbillypete
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      stupid rule

  6. Wooterr
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    Of these 5 defenders, which 3 would you play?
    Kolarov (EVE), Dier (LEI), Cresswell (bou), Dann (avl) or Bellerin (liv)?

    Thanks in advance for your advice!

    1. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Kolarov (EVE), Dier (LEI), Cresswell (bou)

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Agree on kolarov & cresswell. Would say dier/dann is a bit of a coin flip.

    2. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Dann, Dier, Cresswell

    3. George James
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Dier (LEI), Cresswell (bou), Dann (avl)

      1. Wooterr
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Thank you guys! It also depends on the City line-up tonight.. Expecting a Clichy/Kolarov rotation.. If Clichy plays tonight, Kolarov will play the PL match I or vice versa. I expect a clean sheet for Spurs against Leicester. Think I'm gonna go for Dier, Cresswell and Dann. Thanks again!

        1. Ziro Becomes One
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          There are the FA Cup matches too at the weekend! Check the lineup in those matches too.

          1. Wooterr
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Yeah indeed.. Also waiting with my transfers because of that.. Thanks!

    4. Ziro Becomes One
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Tough!

      But bench Dier. Toss up between the others.

    5. President Giggs
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Cresswell, Dann, Bellerin imo

    6. Close Finish
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Cresswell and Dann for sure, based on the poor attacking form of Bou and Avl. I would pick Bellerin over the other two just because, Lei and Eve attacking is on fire at the moment. Pool might end up with a 0-0 draw or 1-0 in favor of Arsenal.

  7. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 10 months ago

    a or b ....

    a) kdb and ighalo

    or

    b) yaya and lukaku

    tnks

    1. luke25
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      A for me, but it's close

    2. George James
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      yaya and ighalo

    3. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      a

  8. Worzel Gummidge
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Think I need to take a -4 for Myhill out as he is my only playing keeper. I am aiming for a Henn/Rudd partnership. Who has more chance of keeping a cleanie this GW? I am thinking Henn.

      1. President Giggs
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Definitely Henn

    • luke25
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Anyone else still rocking with McCarthy on their bench? Lost another 0.1 🙁

      1. President Giggs
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Me, I don't understand how so many people have free transfers to use on their non-playing goalie.

        1. luke25
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Same! Cos wildcards don't affect a players value do they?

          1. President Giggs
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Nope, I don't believe so

        2. red forever
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          guilty!

      2. TwiggsJameson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        No, but I have Ruddy who has sliped to 4.2M 🙁

        1. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Maybe next week i'll be able to do Ruddy -> Rudd. What an awful transfer....

      3. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Here o/

        Probably better that way. If I had another playing gk I would have benched lots of those Butland hauls.

      4. Pierce34
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Me too. Have 2 free transfers but bigger fish to fry...

      5. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        o/

        ... and also got Myhill who needs to be replaced 🙁

      6. Ziro Becomes One
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Will carry him to my WC. Hoping he does not drop again!

      7. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        I do

      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      @Kings Of Lyon:

      It's really unfair to call Boruc a "horrible" goalkeeper. Yes, he made mistakes during his goalkeeping career, but every goalkeeper is allowed to make a few blunders during his career. He has spend over a decade now at the top, top level in Britain, during his best years at Celtic he was fans' favourite.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApTqDQmDos

      1. Doolittle
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        KoL is a Rangers fan, which may go some way to explaining his feelings.

      2. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Who are you, his press officer?

          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Neither a Boruc fan nor a Celtic supporter. I'm just stating the obvious, that he doesn't deserve the stick he gets. It was a shock to see him being chosen as the worst GK of the last year in the Premier League; surely Guzan and Howard deserved this award more.

          1. Sess!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Agree Guzman is absolute garbage. Howard surely on borrowed time too.

      3. luke25
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Hard to call SPL part of the top, top level in Britain

          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          They used to be a strong team a few years ago, played well in the Champions League.

      4. Nithral
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        DDG used to make blunders too. Look at him now tho

        1. Give The Todd Some Love
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Boruc is 35

      5. Give The Todd Some Love
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Not a bad goalkeeper, just more prone to lapses in concentration than most others. Made some of the best saves of the season so far, as well as some of the worst mistakes.

      6. BabyB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Decade at the top is pushing it.

        From memory, there was a period of around 2 years where he was genuinely excellent for Celtic (in both SPL and Europe). His form really did drop though (think he may have had issues with booze and got fined for it a few times). Never really been anything special since.

        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Statistically only Stekelenburg has been worse

        http://deepxg.com/2015/11/10/christmas-shopping-goalkeepers/

        1. Eden Hazardous
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          This season tho..and last few performances have been better

          Check Paul Riley's GK rankings added to the xG data

          1. deepxg
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Hi all, spotted this in my referrers and would hate to mislead, so I've just checked the latest numbers.

            Boruc at this point is looking fine - above Gomes, just below Joe Hart in my model. He's actually in the black at the moment - he's made one more save than a statistically average keeper would in his place. That doesn't sound impressive, but the big thing about Bournemouth is still that they give up really, really high expectation chances. His save percentage is low, but the defence in front of him is still terrible. He's certainly performing way better than Federici did in his 420+ minutes - my model has him at more than 2 saves under where he should be, and dead last unless you count Bogdan's single game.

            Apologies for not regularly updating these numbers!

      7. Diva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        He's not the worst in the Premier League in shot stopping this year and he's not the worst at Bournemouth either.

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Hmmm....surprisingly Tottenham isn't included in this article. To me their next 6 games looks winnable except City Man City away.

      1. luke25
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Tottenham and Man City should be higher I think

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Yeah. Palace at home is rated "difficult"

      2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        FIXTURES!

        The Strong:

        MCY : *** *** EVE 401 CPL 312 whm 129 sun 374 LEI 320 TOT 240
        ARS : ___ *** liv 123 sto 166 CHE 262 SOT 367 bou 287 LEI 281
        MUN : ___ *** new 207 liv -9 SOT 292 STO 284 che -76 sun 254
        TOT : ___ *** LEI 141 SUN 445 cpl 128 nor 182 WAT 200 mci -240
        CHE : ___ *** WBA 255 EVE 190 ars -262 wat 54 MUN 76 NEW 427
        LIV : *** *** ARS -123 MUN 9 nor 64 lei -78 SUN 345 avl 222
        WHM : ___ *** bou 75 new 127 MCI -129 AVL 351 sot -106 nor 54

        -and The Weak:

        SUN : ___ *** swa -203 tot -445 BOU -87 MCI -374 liv -345 MUN -254
        AVL : ___ *** CPL -269 LEI -261 wba -211 whm -351 NOR -66 LIV -222
        NEW : ___ *** MUN -207 WHM -127 wat -285 eve -286 WBA -29 che -427
        NOR : ___ *** sto -193 bou -71 LIV -64 TOT -182 avl 66 WHM -54
        BOU : ___ *** WHM -75 NOR 71 sun 87 cpl -88 ARS -287 STO -45
        LEI : ___ *** tot -141 avl 261 STO 117 LIV 78 mci -320 ars -281
        WBA : ___ *** che -255 sot -204 AVL 211 SWA 52 new 29 eve -114
        STK : *** *** NOR 193 ARS -166 lei -117 mun -284 EVE 80 bou 45
        SOT : ___ *** WAT 117 WBA 204 mun -292 ars -367 WHM 106 swa 15
        SWA : ___ *** SUN 203 WAT -41 eve -138 wba -52 CPL -108 SOT -15
        EVE : *** *** mci -401 che -190 SWA 138 NEW 286 sto -80 WBA 114

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Prefer this.

        2. Give The Todd Some Love
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          What do the stars mean?

          1. John t penguin
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            they have been recognised for good service at mcdonalds

          2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            First lot are League Cup; second lot are FA Cup.

            1. Give The Todd Some Love
              • 10 Years
              5 years, 10 months ago

              Ahh I see, thanks

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Lloris as Myhill replacement looks good, double up with Toby.

        4. Cradders
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Watford and Palace are missing... I think.. Or I'm blind

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Vardy to Martial?
      Yay or Nay

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        nay - feel there are several better options

        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Yes.

      2. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        All the in form strikers and the best you can do is martial?!

        1. luke25
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Tbf if you look at the form over the last game or so he's doing pretty well lol

      3. Robe Wan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        awful pick

    • President Giggs
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      A) Ramsey -> Payet
      B) Kane -> Aguero
      C) Save

      Have Ozil, Ali and KDB

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        B

      2. Wooterr
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        B

      3. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        A

      4. Artorias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        A

    • Del Monte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Thoughts please?

      Courtois Butland

      Koscielny Alderweireld Cresswell Evans R.Bennett

      De Bruyne Ozil Payet Mahrez Stanislas

      Aguero Kane Ighalo

      - Not 100% sure on Cresswell, double up with Azpilicueta instead?
      - Do I need City or Utd defensive cover?
      - Not sure how I would get Sanchez in for Ozil if he starts firing

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Good team mate

        1) Cresswell is ledge and should be in your team
        2) dont think you need city or utd cover - that backline is decent
        3) Worry about sanchez IF he starts firing

      2. Give The Todd Some Love
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Ozil > Sanchez for the season I reckon. It's either Ozil or both I think

      3. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        - Keep Cresswell good fixtures good form!
        - No. I think having 2 GK over 5m is wasteful though - go with Hennessy over Courtois.
        - KDB => Sanchez. Job done.

      4. Wooterr
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        I wouldn't double up if I were you.. I also wouldn't get City defensive cover because of rotation risks. United defense.. nah. I'd wait with Sanchez till he has showed form.

        Courtois, Kos, Toby, Cresswell, KdB, Ozil, Payet, Mahrez, Kun, Kane, Ighalo!

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Slightly boring question alert:

      Is Dawson worth the extra 0.1m over Mcauley? I have 0.3 in bank so can afford the former but if I ever take Kane or Lukaku out and then want to bring them back in again the 0.3m in bank would be useful.

      From a goals perspective I don't think either are any more likely to score - Mcauley has shown in previous seasons that he avg's 2 goals a season and in one season got 3 goals/3 assists. BP wise he's picked up more this season (and last than Dawson) but don't think either are more likely.

      So Mcauley looks better option; however, I think more people may jump on Dawson if West Brom start getting a few CS based purely on more points now. So I may get a price increase on Dawson.

      1. Ziro Becomes One
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Get Evans. Cheaper and more points. Baps monster

        1. luke25
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          I remember when he got 2 bonus points a few weeks back in a 1-1

          1. Ziro Becomes One
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Yep. Shows his potential that even without an assist/goal and conceding, still he managed 2 baps!

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Is he nailed?

          1. Ziro Becomes One
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Wow, played every match so far. And Dawson was rested once. Evans not even once. He did not play 1- 2 matches due to injury but played all matches other than that.

            Absolutely nailed.

            1. Demí
              • 10 Years
              5 years, 10 months ago

              When was Dawson rested?

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 10 Years
                5 years, 10 months ago

                Think he meant McAuley

              2. Ziro Becomes One
                • 6 Years
                5 years, 10 months ago

                Wasn't he?

                My bad then. Must be McAuley then?

                1. Demí
                  • 10 Years
                  5 years, 10 months ago

                  Don't think McAuley was either, just injured.

                  1. Ziro Becomes One
                    • 6 Years
                    5 years, 10 months ago

                    I think I remember when everyone was surprised that one of the regular CBs was rested just for one match. Will try to find it.

                    1. Demí
                      • 10 Years
                      5 years, 10 months ago

                      Cool, let me know if you do. Dawson hasn't missed a single minute. McAuley missed the opening day with a calf injury, missed the Arsenal win through suspension and missed the Everton game due to injury too

                      1. Ziro Becomes One
                        • 6 Years
                        5 years, 10 months ago

                        Just checked and you are right on the missed games. If those are the reasons stated then I am plain wrong. I must not have known the reason for him not being in the lineup. Genuinely thought there was something there about a suprise benching. Ah well, can't argue with you of all people about lineups I guess. 😀

                        Doesn't change my mind about Evans though, prefer him over Dawson for the money and baps.

                        Thanks for the clear-up though. Appreciated.

                        1. Demí
                          • 10 Years
                          5 years, 10 months ago

                          No worries. Yeah, not disagreeing with you on Evans. A good option too.

                          Have you apologised for saying Ighalo and Toby weren't rising last night? 😉

                        2. Ziro Becomes One
                          • 6 Years
                          5 years, 10 months ago

                          Check that sticky. I put my hands up on there after your comment. 😛

                        3. Ziro Becomes One
                          • 6 Years
                          5 years, 10 months ago

                          Maybe I should just stop trying to give advice. 🙁

                        4. Demí
                          • 10 Years
                          5 years, 10 months ago

                          Nah, don't stop. Just say imo(obviously not after every comment, just when it seems necessary)

                        5. Ziro Becomes One
                          • 6 Years
                          5 years, 10 months ago

                          Right. Will just use iirc, imo. 😛

            2. F_Ivanovic
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 10 months ago

              OK thanks, Evans it is 🙂

          2. Reedy
            • 11 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Yes when fit. Dawson is less of an injury risk.

      2. hillbillypete
        • 12 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        I had Dawson. Got rid for Evans for the cash.

      3. Reedy
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        McAuley's getting on a bit (he's 36). Not that I think he's a rotation risk particularly, but I'd prefer one of the more youthful Dawson/Evans.

    • Ziro Becomes One
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      FFF showing 0.5% traansfers in for Foster 😯

      Hands up who are those? Surely FFSers.

      1. Ziro Becomes One
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        0.5% transfers per hour.

    • Give The Todd Some Love
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      Really struggling to do Kane to Aguero with Kane's next 5 looking so good. Could do it for free though...

      1. JK - Cønt ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        I have the same move and it's tough, especially if Dembele is back

        But Kane's inconsistency is frustrating

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          What about Aguero's inconsistency?

      2. Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        same here, thinkin of luk to kun based on next couple fixture, kane form hasnt been as good of late,seen tot play recently, doesnt seem to have as much energy, but lukaku still looks the sharper of the two, tough one to call
        kane 11 goals 1assist in 20 games
        lukaku 15 goals 5 assists in 20 games
        kun 8 goals 1 ass,in 13 games, missed 7 games through inj,some games were only 60 min +
        so kane just 3 more than kun, played 7 games more
        so maybe kane out for me, as luk has swa an new at home after city an che games

    • John t penguin
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 10 months ago

      "The Trump Organization has plans to invest more than 200 million pounds into the development of the iconic Trump Turnberry resort, located in South Ayrshire, Scotland. Our work there has been widely supported by the local community and created hundreds of jobs for the region. Over the coming years, we intend to further develop Trump Turnberry and invest millions more at the site, creating sustained economic growth for South Ayrshire and Scotland. Additionally, we have plans to invest 500 million pounds towards further development at the 1,400 acre Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen, which has been consistently rated the best Modern Golf Course in Great Britain and Ireland by the prestigious Golfweek magazine and many others in the global golf community.

      Any action to restrict travel would force The Trump Organization to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom. Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the World that the United Kingdom opposes free speech and has no interest in attracting inward investment. This would also alienate the many millions of United States citizens who wholeheartedly support Mr. Trump and have made him the forerunner by far in the 2016 Presidential Election. Many people now agree with Mr. Trump that there is a serious problem that must be resolved. This can only be achieved if we are willing to discuss these tough issues openly and honestly."

      just got copy of this press statement from trump org.
      perhaps the Mexicans could adopt the same approach and withdraw their commercial interest in USA

      1. Robe Wan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        pretty sure that would be a suicide note for Mexico

        he can keep his commercial interests. we'll be fine thanks

        1. John t penguin
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          I reckon American would find it harder to cope without cheap clothes, cheap labour and drugs than we would a couple of overpriced golf courses

      2. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Horrible horrible man

        1. John t penguin
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          but if he gets banned could be a golf course going cheap
          kings of lyon links sounds good

          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          You really like to call everyone "horrible".

          1. Give The Todd Some Love
            • 10 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Trump deserves two 'horribles'

      3. Worzel Gummidge
          5 years, 10 months ago

          I don't care about 1 mans political views tbh. It is 1 man after all and he has the right to free speech. Personally, I would welcome his investment if it makes Scotland a better place.

          1. Mah-rage
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 10 months ago

            Better stick to Whiskey, Trump is too risky !

        • RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          The proposed travel restrictions have clearly got him worried - good!

      4. Marcus Aurelius
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        To save or to make a move? After a travesty last week, the wish list currently reads: Williams, Payet, Willian, Aguero. Any of those worth it this week, or should I wait it out?
        1FT, 4.6ITB, team looks like this:

        Butland
        Toby / Moreno / Bellerin
        Mahrez / Ozil / KdB / Arnie
        Ighalo / Lukaku / Kane
        (Elliott/Dawson/Oxford/Deulofeu)

        Any advice appreciated.

        1. Farcelona
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Could use some of the ITB to upgrade Oxford.

        2. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          oxford out, better to have some one on your bench who plays, so you can maybe rotate, or to cover you with injuries, maybe to cresswell ?

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      6. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Mahrez ---> Payet... madness? Already on: Ozil, KDB, Arnie, Alli - just wondering if the Leicester bubble will slowly deflate as the wear/tear piles up and I like the differential as well. Thoughts??

        1. Farcelona
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Surely Mahrez is worth holding on to for a couple more weeks to make sure this isn't a blip. You're probably losing a fair bit of TV if you have to get him back later.

        2. melvinmbabazi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          Madness Wouldnt bring in Payet yet

      7. Farcelona
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Is Aguero expected to rise before next week? Currently on 72% so it seems likely.

      8. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Ramsey to KDB

        Yes or No?

      9. Six Season Wonder
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Bought Lukaku for 8.7 current sell on is 9.0 (actual = 9.3)

        If I were to get Lukaku out this week (so he misses GW21 & GW22) as it stands, it would only cost me extra 0.3m to bring him back in for GW23.

        Anyone else considering this? if so, we could all work together and bring his price down 🙂

      10. tatjana78
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Hi,
        Help me please struggling with my team, only 22 points last week.

        Current:
        Butland / Hennessy
        Dann/Walscheid/Smalling/Kolarov/Alderw.
        De Bruyne/Barkley/Walcott/Ozil/Mahrez
        Ighalo/Vardy/Lukaku

        £2.0 at the bank with 1 FT

        Barkley to Alli? or Walcott to Payet?
        Vardy to Costa -4pt?

        Or will I just go with 2nd wild card for this:

        Butland/Hennessy
        Zouma/Bellerin/Cresswell/Walscheid/Alderw.
        Yaya Toure/Payet/Alli/Mahrez/Ozil
        Kane/Aguero/Ighalo

        Any thoughts welcomed.

      11. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Countinho to ...

        a) Payet
        b) Willian
        c) Arnie

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 10 months ago

          B

      12. gonzalocampos
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Question: what gameweek is the double one?

      13. marquinhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 10 months ago

        Play Ryan Bennett/ Moreno/ Bellerin?