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Fixtures

2016/17 Fixture Analysis – A Guide to Rotation

With just over five weeks remaining until the 2016/17 Premier League season kicks off, we’re stepping up our preparations ahead of the new domestic campaign.

First up, our coverage gets underway by looking at the basic principles involved in fixture rotation. In particular, we assess those sides that are likely to supply us with budget-friendly options for our 15-man squads before delving into last year’s data for examples.

The Concept

Essentially, the concept of fixture rotation only applies to squad-based Fantasy games and is utilised best with keepers and defenders. The idea is to simply find a couple of budget players whose home and away matches dovetail perfectly, allowing us to select the home option each time and bench the other player. Our rotation policies normally have us seeking out cut-price pairings – mainly because most will baulk at the idea of benching an asset in or above the mid-price value bracket.

Those playing games limited to just a starting XI or a smaller squad, such as Sky Sports or DraftKings, won’t need to worry about such strategies. But for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, rotation can be a significant element of our preparation and provide one of the keys to success. Shuffling resources at the back and selecting cut-price regulars with guaranteed pitch time allows us to free up funds for heavy investment further up the field.

Last term, Swansea offered a fine example of the benefits of a rotation pairing, with eight of their nine clean sheets arriving at the Liberty. The Welsh outfit conceded just 20 times in front of their own fans – only five teams shipped fewer home goals – though on the road it was a different story altogether. Swansea mustered just a single shut-out away from home (the joint-worst record along with relegated Norwich) and were breached 32 times – only the bottom four and Bournemouth were more porous.

On the other hand, Everton and West Brom bucked the trend. The Toffees managed just three of their ten clean sheets at Goodison, whilst the Baggies were surprisingly less resilient than many expected from a Tony Pulis team at home, with just five of their 11 shut-outs harvested at the Hawthorns.

Those statistics highlight some of the frustration involved in sticking rigidly to home and away rotation. While we endeavour to find budget options with friendly home fixtures, it is worth remembering that some sides fare better defensively away from home, particularly those who like to get men behind the ball and counter-attack – a tactic that could be more prominent in the forthcoming campaign.

Indeed, the defensive data reveals a definite trend developed last term. In 2014/15, as many as 17 teams conceded more goals away than at home but in 2015/16, just 12 sides were more porous on the road.

Somewhat surprisingly, this affected five of the top ten – champions Leicester conceded 18 times home and away, whilst Man City (21 home goals against to 20 away), West Ham (26 to 25), Southampton (22 to 19) and Chelsea (30 to 23) were also more culpable in front of their own supporters.

This pattern occurred less often in the bottom half of the table, with Everton (30 home goals against to 25 away), West Brom (26 to 22) and Bournemouth (34 to 33) the three teams in question.

Despite this recent pattern, then, it seems that the budget teams are still more likely to be relied upon in front of their own fans, suggesting that backing home defences will remain the default stance. Developing on from that, though, assessing the fixture difficulty of our pairings in any given Gameweek is likely to make our rotation pairings more robust.

Home and Away Rotation

The most obvious rotation pairings are created as a result of geographical proximity and the need to spread police resourcing.

Arsenal/Tottenham, Everton/Liverpool and Man United/Man City are examples of neighbours who rotate perfectly home and away over any given season, though the relegation of Newcastle and Aston Villa means that traditional rotation pairs of Villa/West Brom and Newcastle/Sunderland are no longer in play this year.

The other pairings – as mentioned in a hot topic by Balders – are sometimes less obvious. We’ve listed these and this season’s “couples”, in the table below:

Team 1 Team 2
Arsenal Tottenham
Bournemouth Watford
Burnley West Brom
Chelsea Sunderland
Crystal Palace Swansea
Everton Liverpool
Hull Stoke
Leicester Middlesbrough
Liverpool Everton
Manchester City Manchester United
Manchester United Manchester City
Middlesbrough Leicester
Southampton West Ham
Stoke Hull
Sunderland Chelsea
Swansea Crystal Palace
Tottenham Arsenal
Watford Bournemouth
West Brom Burnley
West Ham Southampton

These relationships can provide the foundation for any rotation strategy, although, as we’ve mentioned, it pays to look beyond the simple concept of home and away rotation and start considering fixture difficulty to see whether even stronger rotation pairings begin to present themselves.

Start With the Stoppers

The goalkeepers are the obvious starting point for Fantasy managers considering rotation. This is mainly due to the fact that many tend to overlook the option of the expensive “one-stop shop” option in goal, seeking out mid-price and budget solutions that can work in tandem.

The FPL scoring system fuels this tactic. While clean sheets are the bread and butter of goalkeepers in most Fantasy games, the FPL’s decision to award an extra point for every three saves is crucial to our thinking when assessing our preferred stoppers. Watford number one Heurelho Gomes, for example, earned a total of 30 extra points from saves alone (outwith penalty stops) and delivered at least one save point on 27 occasions last term.

Assured pitch time is another factor that promotes the use of rotation options in goal: barring unfortunate injuries, there is every chance of forming a rotation pairing that can see us through a long period of the season; that’s not necessarily true elsewhere in our squads.

Immediately, FPL managers will be considering a budget rotation pairing that could exploit the Hull/Middlesbrough home and away relationship listed in our table above. Both teams should offer up 4.5 first choice options and both will surely guarantee ample save point returns to compensate for the perceived lack of clean sheets.

While we’ve talked up the strategy of rotating keepers, it’s worth noting that there is an alternative approach that has proved fruitful in recent seasons: the option of selecting a single team and backing both first choice and reserve stoppers.

This can work when either injury or lack of form plays a part in the respective team’s number one. Last season, for example, West Brom deputy Boaz Myhill started the season before Ben Foster recovered from injury, whilst Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon began as first-choice before making way for Vito Mannone between the posts.

The Case for the Defence

Whether it’s a change of manager, a late move in the transfer window, an unfortunate injury to a first-team rival or a shift in the pecking order, there are nearly always one or two budget defensive options that take us by surprise and emerge as favourites to disrupt our starting squads.

Leicester’s entire defence are a perfect case in point under Claudio Ranieri. Three of the Italian’s first-choice back-four – Danny Simpson, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan – began last season in the budget bracket, with Simpson the cheapest of the lot at 4.0. Along with Christian Fuchs – who opened the season at 5.0 – that quartet were top for value amongst defenders in FPL.

Toby Alderweireld started the season at just 5.0 after moving to Spurs but, thanks to four goals and three assists, the Belgian rose as high as 6.5 in price after establishing himself as a mainstay in Mauricio Pochettino’s back-four. Keeping an eye on Tottenham’s defence could again be a worthwhile tactic at the beginning of the season – if Jan Vertonghen is ruled out for the first few matches due to his ankle ligament injury, Kevin Wimmer could prove a handy temporary replacement.

Before deciding on goalkeeper pairings, it is vital to also consider what’s on offer from their respective defences. While you may decide that budget and mid-price keepers is the way to go, there may be defensive options in those defences that have stronger appeal, offering a semblance of attacking threat for a similar price point.

For example, although Mannone will clearly be one to watch after earning 19 save points in as many matches for Sunderland, Patrick van Aanholt could be the one to pinpoint from the Wearsiders’ defensive regulars. From the point of Sam Allardyce’s arrival last year, the Dutchman racked up six goals, four assists, 11 bonus points and six clean sheets in 25 appearances – that’s 4.6 points per game under the new manager.

In many ways, it’s best to settle on your defensive selections first: find those who can fit a rotation strategy who may also offer up the potential of attacking returns. At that point, revisit the goalkeeping spots and scan the coverage options that remain.

Using the Fixture Ticker

To construct truly robust rotation pairings, though, we must strive to look beyond simple home and away rotation and delve into the midst of fixture difficulty.

As mentioned late last month, we’ve added a new feature for Members to our Fixture Ticker that should aid your quest.

By selecting any team on the and hitting “Sort by Rotation”, the ticker now ranks those teams most appropriate for rotation with the highlighted team over the Gameweek range you choose to display. You can apply this using both the attacking and defence filters to analyse rotation pairings in attack and defence. Be sure to check out this chapter of our recent preview movie to see the rotation feature in action.

The first five fixtures for all clubs are listed in the sidebar, though members can expand or restrict this by using the plus or minus buttons at the bottom right of the ticker. They can also view this in accordance with each team’s overall potential as well as by clean sheet and attacking prospects, sorting by difficulty as they go along.

In terms of defence, you can immediately see that Championship winners Burnley dovetail best with West Ham over the first eight Gameweeks, giving you seven very favourable fixtures (SWA, BOU, HUL, wba, WAT, MID, cpl). Elsewhere, a Crystal Palace/West Ham partnership over the opening nine Gameweeks (WBA, BOU, BOU, WAT, STO, SOT, MID, cpl, SUN) would hand you eight favourable home matches and a trip to Palace.

These are just a couple of very brief examples – over the next few weeks we’re going to present our guides to some of the strongest rotation pairings on offer, discussing the potential assets available when considering the keeper slots, defensive set-up and options in the final third.

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  1. Irish Madridista ⭐
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Bear with me.. First ever Sky FF draft for anyone that plays it..

    Mandanda
    Bellerin - Coleman - Pieters
    Cazorla - Xhaka - Tadic - Lanzini - Fischer/Arter
    Aguero - Ibra

    1. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Didn't imagine Xhaka as a fantasy prospect, but I don't know the sky game to be fair... 🙂

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        A bit more emphasis on passing / tackling completion 🙂

        1. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Ah makes sense!

    2. Exdeo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      very odd midfield....2 gunners and the weirdest ones you could pick....

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Thought they were good options in the sky game?

        1. Exdeo
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          I guess, don't know much about sky, was judging from Premierleague FF poit of view:)) but one thing in common - Kun+Ibra partnership would eat a good part of budget...

    3. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      I'd prefer Mori over Coleman in fpl. Not sure how that works in sky though.

      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      In this thread, nobody that plays Sky 😀

      PS I've not got round to making a team but your midfield seems a bit lightweight even with the 'good Sky FF options'

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        I have no idea what I'm doing, haven't ever looked at the Sky game before, just thought I'd throw a draft together as I'm bored of Macky D's.. Might do something like Ibra + Coleman -> Martial + 8.7 (Feghouli)?

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Doh, Ibra + Fishcer, not Coleman.. Although I could downgrade him to Mori as Timbo suggested 🙂

          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Same as FPL, load up in your attackers and midfielders, get a cheap defence and rock from there.

          1. Irish Madridista ⭐
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            Cool, ta Balders 🙂

  2. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    I can get the following team with my 6 FT.

    Worth saving my WC for the final?

    Hennessey
    Hector, Guerrerio, Sagna, Koscielny, Boateng
    Payet, Draxler, Pogba, Ozil, Sanches
    Bale, Muller, Ronaldo

    1. Backup Dancer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah why not, you might not even need it then.

    2. Boydinho
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      dont save it, you just need to field 11 in that game

    3. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      May as well try get the best 15 you can get now, you get 6FT to make up over half your team in the final anyway..

  3. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    So what changes do people really expect in FPL this season? Different point scoring? Mid GW changes? More chips?

    1. KingNidge
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      AOA chip replaced with something decent

    2. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      None hopefully but I get the feeling there will be. Scrap the chips I say.

    3. Stats Don't Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Hopefully not in gw changes.

    4. Exdeo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      I would leave it as it is, like the chips, point scoring seems fair, at least I like comparing to other fantasy scorings. We have new site, so that's enough changes this season:)))

    5. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      I honestly hope they change the bonus point system to something a bit fairer (in my opinion). Performance based points should be for all, not just players that happen to be the top 3 earner in a match. The way it works now is that a average performer in a poor game can score bonus where as a good performer in a high scoring game doesn't get any.

  4. Däzzy
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Imagine if George Boyd was £4.5mil again...

    1. Stats Don't Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      First player to have 90%+ ownership.

      1. Däzzy
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Casuals would never have heard of him

        1. 32chickens
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          didnt he sing when i'm cleaning windows playing a uekela?

    2. Boydinho
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Wishful thinking though, at least 9.5 i reckon and listed as a forward,

      1. Exdeo
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        9.5?:)) no way))

        1. Athletico Timbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          9 tops I'd say.

    3. Exdeo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Boydinho is back:))) but I've lost too many bench points last season and will consider to play with noshow 8th player in attack, relying on my bench defs

      1. Däzzy
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Once I don't have two rotating keepers in butland and myhill who only ever keep clean sheets when their on my bench I'll do fine

    4. Jøssy ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Was he any good for them last season? Was it just a one season wonder in the Prem?

  5. Kings of Lyon ★
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Only 3 spots to fill with 6.0 left 😆

    DDG 4.0
    Azpili Ayala Robertson Francis PvA
    Mhky Eriksen Snodgrass X X
    Aguero Ibrahimovic X

    1. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      🙂 be interesting to see who gets the wing back slots under Conte

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        who's your call?
        kenedy ? and which other?

        1. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Up in the air.

          Baba could even have a shout.

          1. 32chickens
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            wow

      2. Däzzy
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Chelsea don't really have the players ATM suited to playing wing-backs
        *Diego costa of their only decent striker
        *Ivanovic isn't really mobile enough to play as a wing-back IMO which leaves you with just azilicueta.
        *Ideally only room of one - maybe 2 - of hazard Pedro willian and Oscar.
        *Hazard and Pedro (willian aswell arguably) don't get too play in their strongest position - winger

        1. Däzzy
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Forgot about baba ⬆
          Him and azpi could play there but there would still be other problems - mentioned above by me

          1. Däzzy
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            And Kennedy

            1. 32chickens
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 8 months ago

              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3471943/Chelsea-wing-Kenedy-scores-fastest-goal-season-far-against-Norwich.html

              cuad..
              we'll just have to see
              lots of buying to be done
              but chelski interest me-a settled team with no need for rotation?

              1. Däzzy
                • 2 Years
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Pedro could play up to with Costa with hazard in behind, but then there'd be no room for willian and Oscar

        2. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Baba? Kennedy?

    2. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      😆
      Looks like only one of Mkhitaryan vs Ibra I'm afraid 😛

      1. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Ok ok , I'll go for Hazard over Mhky 😉

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Now we're talking.. I'll probably start the season with Haz 🙂

          1. Irish Madridista ⭐
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            DDG 4.0
            Azpili Ayala Shaw Coleman PvA
            Hazard Eriksen Snodgrass Tadic Lanzini
            Aguero Ibrahimovic Benteke

            A man can dream right?

            1. Kings of Lyon ★
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 years, 8 months ago

              Hah ! If thats affordable then we're laughing. Robertson under 5.0 is a must have imo

              1. Irish Madridista ⭐
                • 8 Years
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Ayala -> Robertson so 😉

              2. 32chickens
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 years, 8 months ago

                under the hat guv

              3. Respect My Authoritah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Not with the fixtures he starts off with. Looks fantastic from gw8. Looking to play WC just before that, in the international break

    3. Stats Don't Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Maybe youve over estimated the prices?

      1. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        I hope so 🙂

    4. KingNidge
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      At this rate we will have a template before the prices are released lol

  6. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    If you still had your WC for the Euros, what would your front three be?

    I'm considering going big with Griezmann, Ronaldo, Bale.

    1. Boydinho
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Probably mine too

    2. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      My forward line 😎
      Although I only have 3 mids and 2 defenders.. 😛

    3. Ajax Down Trees
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Same here, my forward line (y)

    4. La Boo-boys
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah thats ok, however picking the right captain would be key

    5. Merlinho
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Snap.

    6. HVT
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Most likely.

  7. anish10
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Any news on goetze possibly starting?

    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    In Sky FF Mkhitaryan is cheaper than Yaya Toure and the same price as Toby Alderweireld. Well fancy that.

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/henrikh-mkhitaryan/leistungsdatentrainer/spieler/55735/plus/0/trainer_id/7471

    1. disable
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah they are always cautious with new arrivals and they have drastically over prices Yaya due to his wonder season. Given Pep sold him once and his age / motivation im not sure he will even still be there or play often..

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        He could be one of the best value premium players in the game this season. (If that makes sense).

    2. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Bitta that..

      Mandanda
      Robertson - Ayala - Pieters
      Hazard - Xhaka - Cazorla - Mkhitaryan - Fernandinho
      Aguero - Ibra

      1. disable
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Nice team. The two Arsenal mids wil net u a combined 8 pts as a minimum in most matches.

        Peiters was bonus gold last deason

        Consider friend over ayala for money saving and higher bonus chance but probably less motm / goals

        Fernandinho is a big no no for me, occasional bonus but nothing else unless pep transforms him.

        How much is mandana and will he be first choice?

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Cool 🙂 I'm a big fan of Pieters, and he seems cheap enough 🙂 I'll have a closer look at Friend vs Ayala! Might help me to upgrade Fernandinho to a more exciting option, he'd be a worse version of Xhaka in Pep's side I reckon but it's a gamble without much of an upside so probably not the best to start with.

          Mandanda is 6.3m, I fancy him to be the nailed number 1, not sure why he'd move from Marseille to Palace to be backup to Hennessey but stranger things have happened. Should be in line for plenty of save points. I don't rate Hennessey half as much as I used to before last season, he faced a medium amount of shots and didn't get many saves, if Mandanda can step up then Palace could be in line for an upturn defensively..

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Much better IMO, though I think Fernandinho's a bit of a non-option unless his end product rises under Pep. Like FPL the bonus points are more of an added bonus than something to chase and 8.7m feels like a lot for someone who isn't going to be winning MOM awards at a star-studded City. MOM awards are the daddy points in Sky and players like Ibra, Aguero, Hazard and Mkhi are going to get you those - Fernandinho not so much.

        By the way, keep an eye on Marney and Reach, those two are my current front runners for proper Sky FF budget enablers, they're so much cheaper than everyone else out there its crazy.

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Nice one 😀 I'll look to upgrade Fernandinho, I think I'm underestimating the MOTM awards 🙂
          cheers for the suggestions both, very helpful 🙂

            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            5 points for MOM vs 1/2 points for good passing makes it a bit of a no-brainer for prioritisation. In marginal calls in terms of end product i.e. Willian vs Fabregas or for cheap defenders on the same team go ahead and take it into account but don't get too hung up on the smaller awards.

  8. unlethal
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Two options:
    A) Renato Sanches, Mesut Ozil, Antoine Griezmann
    B) Paul Pogba, Julian Draxler, Cristiano Ronaldo

    Which is better?

  9. Merlinho
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Is Draxler likely to play against France given he didn't start against Italy? Lots of chat about him here but can't see him being nailed on?

    1. Tomthewise1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Agree, am going for Kroos and Ozil as more nailed

      1. Merlinho
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        I've done exactly the same.

  10. Tomthewise1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    My Portuguese dilemma:

    How nailed on are Guerreiro (didn't play last game) and Sanches (lots of praise on here, but very limited pitch time in the group)?

    Can afford Fonte in defence (Pepe injury doubt) and Mario in midfield, who are both surely more nailed on?

    1. MGD
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      99% Renato will play in the semis.

  11. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Really enjoying my Sky team(Which I will neglect after one gameweek due to missing subs and captain changes).

    Heaton;
    Cook, Wollschied, Holebas;
    Hazard, de Bruyne, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Deulofeu;
    Aguero, Sturridge.

    Might flirt about with a few different forwards/midfielders when the TV schedule comes out.

  12. Netley Lucas
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Can only get 13 out after transfers;

    Rui Patricio
    Sagna Chester Guerreiro Hector
    Pogba Kroos Ozil Draxler Payet
    Griezmann Bale Ronaldo(c)

    That okay or do I need Sanches in there?

  13. KING KOUNDER
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Hello guys, any update on who will start in place of Khedira ?
    Is it can ?

    1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Weigl if the play 3-5-2 like vs Italy
      if Low change for old tactic it may be Kimmich. But first option is preferred

      1. KING KOUNDER
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Just saw Low presser, spoke about Can, think he is gonna start.

        1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Yep it is an option.
          So it should be Neuer - Howedes, Boateng, Mustafi - Hector, Kimmich - Can, Kroos - Draxler, Ozil - Muller

  14. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    What is better punt on Muller or bring Ronaldo as almost everybody

    1. KING KOUNDER
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      France dont look solid at all.
      IMO both have equal chances, but prefer Ronaldo since he is a far better player.

      1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        but he has some problems with left knee I just heard. I have Griezmann and Bale and have to pick someone for Milik (Ronaldo, Muller or Giroud) every one has cons. Giroud I think is too much France attack, Muller inout of form, Ronaldo is also poor but at least plays on 1 day so it gives me balance in the squad.

        1. kamdaraji
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 8 months ago

          who has problems with left knee?

          1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 8 months ago

            Ronaldo finished the training and was seen holding his left knee

            1. RustyBz
              • 4 Years
              2 years, 8 months ago

              he'll play.

  15. Legomane
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Best attacking defenders (4) and mids (2) to join this lot?

    Rui Patricio, Lloris
    Hector, WALES(??), PORTUGAL(Pepe/??), FRANCE(Kosh/Rami), GERMANY (Boateng/??)
    Payet, Sanches, Ozil, WALES (Allen/??), GERMANY (Kroos/Drax)
    Bale, Giroud, Ronaldo

    Or any better suggestions?!

    Cheers

    1. Legomane
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Rui (Lloris)
      Williams, Pepe, Hector (Boateng, Sagna)
      Allen, Sanches, Ozil, Payet (Draxler)
      Bale, Giroud, Ronaldo

      Hows this?

      1. RustyBz
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 8 months ago

        Griezmann > Giroud. Pepe is doubtful!

  16. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Would you rather have a spare keeper on the bench or a spare defender? At the moment I only have Pogba on the bench who could replace Sanchez, Bale or Ronaldo. Spare defender could come in for Williams or Fonte.

    Current keeper is Lloris!

  17. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Membership upgrade check

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 8 months ago

      get in

  18. °F
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 8 months ago

    When do u expect the fantasy to start?