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Monitor – Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke had a tough time last season. Despite moving to Liverpool for £32.5 million from Aston Villa, the striker was cast aside by Jurgen Klopp in his effort to find a centre forward capable of bringing his gegenpressing approach to Merseyside.

However, Benteke has re-emerged on the radar of Fantasy managers following his move to Crystal Palace.

Having scored a textbook headed opener against Middlesbrough in Palace’s 2-1 win on Teesside, Benteke’s FPL price tag of 7.5 is likely to attract suitors drawn to his power in the air.

There are plenty reasons why that’s the case.

Although Liverpool seemed hesitant to use Benteke’s aerial strength to their advantage, Crystal Palace already appear to be building an attacking approach based around it. This suggests he could be on course to become an outstanding third striker option over the coming season.

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  1. Xna
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Who to benc out of Stones, Masuaku, Coleman and Valencia?

    1. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Mas.

  2. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Who would u rather have on wildcard from next week....

    A....baines and josh king or 5.5m

    B....Williams and bolasie

    Thanks

    1. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      B easily

    2. Vincent Adultman
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      B

  3. KP - FPL
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Who will be on penalties this weekend for City?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      KdB most probably

  4. KP - FPL
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Just looked at Zaha's stats

    Why did he not start one of the games?

  5. Zizou
    • 10 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    RMWCT

    Heaton (jaku)
    Baines valencia evans
    cazorla mane/firmino antonio KDB(c)
    benteke(vc) ibra Lukaku
    (capoue, holebas, amat)

    1) mane/firmino

    next week i'm doing kdb and tekkers/lukaku > snoddy and kun

    GTG??

  6. jackjones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, would anyone mind rating my WC team please? My concerns are no Spurs, Arsenal or Man Utd, particularly no Ibra but think Costa/Luka is better long term than Ibra/Tekkers;

    Heaton, Foster
    Baines, Stones, Friend, Holebas, Amat
    Hazard, Firmino, Antonio, Puncheon, Capoue
    Kun, Costa, Lukaku

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      looks good to me, not sure about stones

    2. Vincent Adultman
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Solid team, tasty frontline. How much itb?

  7. John Nerdelbaum
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    pick your poison

    foster
    valencia stones amat
    haz firm redmond barkley
    luk zlat gray

    jak/cap/friend/kone

    loads ITB

    a) barkley > anyone
    b) gray > tekkers
    c) save

    1. jamhot12
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Bark to Cazorla - but both teams have really good fixtures

  8. KP - FPL
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Why did Zaha not start against Bournemouth?

  9. AFC49
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Gray to Iheanacho for -4 or Start Capoue in a 3-5-2?

    Team:

    Foster (Jaku)
    Valencia, Stones, Baines (Amat, Friend)
    Lamela, Antonio, Hazard, Sanchez (Capoue)
    Benteke, Ibra, Gray

    1.7 ITB

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      I would take the hit

  10. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Hey guys -

    Does this sound like a sensible route?

    Barkley and Diomande for Lukaku and 4.5mid (-4).
    Then Ozil and Ibra for Aguero and Firmino next week.

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Sounds good

  11. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Last time asking. Would you do this for -4? WCing this weekend

    Ramirez -> Nolito
    Gray -> Iheanacho

    1. Tomcooper9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah. Although could Gray to Nacho with no hit be better?

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 2 months ago

        But I'd still have crappy Ramirez?

        1. Tomcooper9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 2 months ago

          Ramirez isn't that bad an option. Basically if you think Nolito will get at least 5 points more than Ramirez then it's worth the 4 point hit. I'd just do Nacho for now though then wait until your Willard to get rid of Ramirez.

  12. Hargo
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Foster Jaku
    Valencia Stones Morgan Amat Friend
    Lamela Özil Hazard Ibe Capoue
    Lukaku Ibra Negredo

    1 FT 4.0 ITB

    Any suggestions?

    1. Tomcooper9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Change Negredo, if just for one week then Negredo to Nacho.
      Williams could be a better option (long term) than Stones.
      Lamela to Antonio.

      Obviously wouldn't do all of those if that meant an 8 point hit though.

      1. Hargo
        • 4 Years
        4 years, 2 months ago

        Think Ibe has to go first though.

  13. Tomcooper9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Sanchez or Hazard long term? One needs to give way GW6 to allow for Aguero to come back in and join Ibra and Tekkers.

    1. Ibracadabra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      I think both Sanchez and Hazard will outscore Ibra the rest of the way, and both are cheaper, but you can't drop Ibra unless you have real guts due to ownership %. I may drop him GW8 barring goals in weeks 5, 6 and 7 for him... If he blanks 2 of the next 3, I think I'll go without him and stick to Hazard, Sanchez, Aguero as my big three...

      1. Tomcooper9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 2 months ago

        Good points. Ibra's ownership could drop in GW6 when Aguero is back. Ibra just looks so dangerous at the moment and is the only feasible Utd attacking option. But agreed, if Ibra does start to blank a few games then he won't justify his large price tag - I almost hope he does blank to make these decisions a bit easier!
        I also see where Mark was coming from in the scoutcast this week when questioning if it is feasible to have Ibra when you're likely to captain Aguero most weeks.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Choose based on fixtures.

    3. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Hazard probably

    4. DortmundisLove
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Sanchez has only returned once so far. I don't get the obsession given the cost and given I won't be captaining him over Aguero. I'd rather Hazard and spread the rest of my cash.

      1. Tomcooper9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 2 months ago

        Sanchez is a great player though and definitely has potential to return big over the next few weeks. Hazards fixtures are tougher and if being extra critical could question his away form. Will use this GW to watch how both perform then decide.

  14. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Long term (from GW6 onwards), which would you prefer:

    A) Lallana + Ozil
    B) Firmino + Cazorla

    Other mids are Hazard, Antonio, Capoue, so feel free to suggest alternatives in the same price range.

    1. Tomcooper9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Tough choice but probably A. Just think Cazorla mainly relies on penalties for goals, he's had a great start but don't see these high returns continuing.

  15. Guadlajara
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Is it worth taking a punt on firmino and mane from next week. Feel they could be getting double digit hauls?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Possibly, though I'm slightly concerned they won't do as well against more defensive teams (such as Hull). They seem to play best against other attacking teams.

    2. Tomcooper9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Too much reliance on lpool that way,ie one bad game and they both blank. Liverpool seem to perform and score better against the better teams - so far did well against Arsenal and Leicester but struggled against the teams you would expect them to comfortably win against.

  16. Garth Marenghi
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Rondon > Antonio this gw?

    1. Shori1311
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Sure

  17. Niemi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Hard choosing captain this week. Has been on Ibra all week, but now starting to consider Lukaku. Looks like he has hit form, could easily have scored more than 3 goals on Monday. Also the better fixture on paper.

    1. Shori1311
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Go Luk go ballZ

    2. jamhot12
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      I have both and I am going Lukaku!! Better differential 🙂

  18. Schliegs
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    who would you play this week, McCauley or Collins?

    1. Shori1311
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Collins i guess

      1. bulbuf
        • 4 Years
        4 years, 2 months ago

        My biggest dilemma this week. I have been going back and forth between these two!

    2. chayzcom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      west ham are dodge

  19. Shori1311
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    1 ft 0.3m

    Heaton
    Williams Valencia Evans
    Hazard Ozil Snodgrass Antonio
    Lukaku Ibrahimovic Costa

    (Pickford, Friend, Amat , Capoue)

    What do you think?

    1. bulbuf
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      capoue for snoddy. united defence is shambles

  20. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    How's my team looking for tomorrow?

    Heaton
    Valencia Stones Morgan
    Hazard sanchez redmond fer
    Lukaku ibra benteke

    Jaku mcauley amat Leko

    3.0m itb what to do for a -4? Need to sort my mid out

  21. shorty2580
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Play Firmino or Negredo?

    1. nikush
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Firmino imo.

  22. nikush
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Is Negredo to Iheanacho a good HIT to take??

    1. jamhot12
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      I would ...You know he is going to lead the line against a team that loves to concede goals.. There defo could be a goals or assists there for him. Where as Negredo feel will struggle against a confident Everton side.

  23. jamhot12
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Need help, !!!

    Bench Capoue or Defoe, that simple lol

  24. thevikings
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Could Shane Long actually score this weekend? Dont know who do bench, him or capoue...

    HELP ME 😀

    1. thevikings
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 2 months ago

      Rest of the attack:
      Haz, Sanchez, lamela, barkely
      Lukaku, Kane

      106 000 overall

  25. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Foster - Jakupovic
    Fuchs - Valencia - Stones - Friend - Amat
    Hazard - Sterling - Lamela - Redmond - Capoue
    Ibra - Aguero - Gray

    Thoughts? What needs changing?

  26. rammsteind
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Dier + Gray -> for Costa and Fer ?

    or should i pick Capoue over Fer?

    My other striker - Zlatan and Negredo

    Midfield - Hazard Redmond Mirallas and Drinkwater