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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. TorresMagic™
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    • 15 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Might get him in for Gray.

    1. william prunier
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Thinking the same

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Worth 1 million more?

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Easily on current form, WC next GW likely.

        1. walkman666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          This ^

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Each club's best player so far this season according to me:

    AFC Bournemouth: Adam Smith
    Arsenal: Cazorla
    Burnley: Steven Defour 
    Chelsea: Hazard
    Crystal Palace: Jason Puncheon 
    Everton: Idrissa Gueye 
    Hull City: Snodgrass
    Leicester City: Mahrez
    Liverpool: Firmino
    Manchester City: de Bruyne
    Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic/Bailly 
    Middlesbrough: Ben Gibson
    Southampton: Hojbjerg/Redmond
    Stoke City: Joe Allen
    Sunderland: Defoe
    Swansea City: Leroy Fer
    Tottenham Hotspur: Walker/Lamela
    Watford: Capoue
    West Bromwich Albion: McAuley 
    West Ham United: Antonio

    Agree? If not, who according to you have I got wrong here?

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Sterling, Kolarov or Aguero instead of KDB.

      1. goriuanx
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Fernandinho.

        1. Syd.
          • 14 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          He has been superb...

      2. Chandler Bing
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Kolarov, not really. Aguero missed a game and wasn't involved as much as de Bruyne or Sterling. Sterling is the only player I think that comes close but de Bruyne outclasses him as well.

    2. Bolivian Seaman
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      spot on, I'd prefer mane than firmino though. But the rest are all correct

    3. Polaris - The Mortal Coil
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I've seen plenty of Saints say that Højbjerg & Tadić have been their best players so far, and that it looks a Championship team when they're missing.

      Bailly for United. Curtis Davies for Hull surely?

      1. il Brutto
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Agreed on those changes.

    4. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Mane (LIV), Aguero (City) and Davies (Hull)

    5. il Brutto
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Palace: Benteke
      City: Fernandinho
      Soton: Tadic
      Stoke: not Allen

  3. Bolivian Seaman
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Andros Townsend time

  4. Syd.
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Why was Pogba rested tonight

    1. Styles_X
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      He was not

    2. somebody
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      he doesn't suit the kind of 4-2-3-1 MU is playing ... 4-3-3 might be the way

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Even with 4-3-3 he'd need players beside him who can do the things he doesn't. Not sure those players are at United currently.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Carrick needs to start asap.

    3. makaveli123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Banter

  5. Venom Snake
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Repost (still can't believe I'm in London!)

    Can someone explain why a train from London to Liverpool is so expensive? Am I looking in the wrong places or something

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      How much and how far is it?

      1. Venom Snake
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        So from what I've been told it's about a 3 hour train ride one way. For a return ticket is something ridiculous like £300

        1. Bolivian Seaman
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Yep 🙁

        2. TorresMagic™
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          • 15 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Wow!

          1. bojack
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Our trains are a joke but it is not £300 😀

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 15 Years
              7 years, 9 months ago

              England is expensive for many things.

        3. the axolotl
          • 12 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          harry enfield had a sketch where the one-way fare for scousers back to liverpool was £2 or something 🙂 return was £200

          1. the axolotl
            • 12 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            had to look it up. for any nostalgics;

            http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2pryjv

            i was way off 🙂

        4. Arteta
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          I'd rather walk than pay £300!

        5. mallard
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          you need to go off peak. Then its more like £80 return.

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      It's part of the fine for going there in the first place.

    3. Dr Dream
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Dunno. it's a disgrace what we have to pay. That's Tory privatisation for you.

    4. Greenbackbøøg…
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Waterloo is where the trains are

    5. Ziegler1988
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Because you aren't buying an advance fare. Go on National Express or MegaBus if Virgin train is too much

    6. Flycroft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      go to http://www.thetrainline.com and put in your journey there. works out the cheapest fares for you. i can see a single to liverpool tomorrow for £41 so you're definitely doing it wrong.

      alternatively go to national express website and take a coach. you'll be able to get there for £10, it just takes longer

    7. bojack
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      £200 for 90 minutes, albeit off a tour. Albeit Chelsea - Liverpool.

      Football has become like some kind of alternate universe in my lifetime. I could see a season of football for that as a kid.

      1. bojack
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        * tout

  6. SkyCell
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    ManU lost to Feyenoord shocker. Wow what a comeback from Zenit! Might have to squeeze in some more 2nd class Eurogames from now on. Entertaining at least

  7. Stupendous
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone found him yet???

  8. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Foster - Jaku
    Valencia - Stones - Evans - Friend - Amat
    Hazard - Mahrez - Sanchez - Redmond - Capoue
    Lukaku - Zlatan - Gray

    1FT, 0.0 ITB

    Will wildcard next week, thoughts for an one week punt ?

    1. JJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Gray to Rondon? West Ham's Defense is suspect

      1. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        And West Brom's attack is terrible.

        1. JJJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          and that is why it is a punt

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Will he start ? was benched last week.

            1. JJJ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 years, 9 months ago

              did you bring him in?

  9. TorresMagic™
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    • 15 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Watch Nice vs Schalke or find a stream for the Southampton game?

    1. Sylas
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      The latter would help the FPL cause. 😉

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Only have Redmond who is benched.

        1. Sylas
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          No point then. You could reminisce a few Balotelli moments.

    2. Zasa
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Former should be a closer match, I'd watch that.

  10. Pirlø's Pen
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Scout picks tonight or tomorrow?

    1. Stupendous
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Aren't Scout Picks irrelevant after Scout Squad is announced?

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Only if the 3 teams are the same.

  11. Rock Papiss Cissès
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Hazard/Kante 50/50 for me but Hojbjerg period

    1. Rock Papiss Cissès
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Reply fail

  12. MrInbetween
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Who are the ~£4m defenders with guaranteed starts aside from Amat?

    1. TorresMagic™
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      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Using FPL, sort defenders, round score and 4.0 max and the answer is 0 points last round.

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Look at mins played in the filter tab within transfers, that's a good start but there are many factors such as injuries to others

    3. MrInbetween
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Thanks. In that price range it looks like Love (SUN) and Kingsley (SWA). Are their places in jeopardy to anyone's knowledge?

      1. Vedas
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Kingsley more nailed I think, I wouldn't get Love.

        1. MrInbetween
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Useful. Thanks.

      2. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Kingsley is 4.1 but the closest thing to what you want. Taylor may be an issue soon if they change formation.

        1. MrInbetween
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          That's great. Thanks.

  13. Puyol Pants Up
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Best Gray replacement? (6.9 and under)

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Stuani injured so forget him

    2. Rock Papiss Cissès
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Deeney after Utd

    3. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      C Wilson or Abel H for me

    4. JJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yep, Deeney in GW 6 for sure

  14. Syd.
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Penalty to Southampton

    Strange one

    Southampton players fighting

  15. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Tadic vs Austin

  16. Heavy Soul
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Best 4th mid option for the weekend?
    A) Capoue
    B) Bojan

    Thanks!

    1. Ziegler1988
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A. Bojan doesn't even start anymore

      1. Heavy Soul
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Cheers

  17. makaveli70
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    will Collins play this week???

    1. Sylas
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Unlikely to.

  18. Pirlø's Pen
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Poor old Tadic

  19. Puyol Pants Up
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Tadic not happy with Austin taking that pen

  20. woodles
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    On wildcard at the moment. got 12.1m to spend on 2 midfield slots.
    Best 2 mids under 6.5...
    Bolasie
    Redmond
    Snodgrass
    Zaha
    Pereyra
    Any others??

    1. Oooof
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Bolasie and Zaha.

    2. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      No love for any of them, squeeze a little more and get 2 X 7m mids?

    3. JJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Bolasie and Snodgrass

  21. A-S-H
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Haha just love Austin.

  22. Greenbackbøøg…
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Tadic just lost some value as an fpl pick

  23. Oooof
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Saw more red arrows last week than Southport Air Show.

    Need to make some changes without playing WC.

    Thinking: Lamela to Sterling (got 1.4m in bank)

    Or

    Lamela to Bolasie and Rondon to Benteke.

    Any thoughts?

  24. Wild Rover
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Haha, Chaz won't be getting too many crosses from Tadic 😀 Joking aside, how hard is it to decide these things before the game?

    1. KJT123
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Players squabbling over who takes set pieces is a sign of poor management.

  25. Prison Mike
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Who's the best 1 week punt before wildcard... Tough choice as both have a decent fixture

    A) Lukaku

    B) Iheanacho

  26. Dušan Citizen
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Zlatan had lost against Guardiola and played at Thursday in one week.

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      wat

      1. Dušan Citizen
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Tony

  27. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Gray ---> Austin FT? Desperate searching new under 6,5 striker.

  28. Krul Runnings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Wait? What?!

    Tadic didn't take the penalty?

    *Gulp*

    Going to have to hope Austin isn't on the pitch on Saturday then.

    1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      GOAL! SO'TON 1-0 S PRAGUE (Austin pen, 5)

      Incredible scenes as Austin snatches the ball off designated penalty taker Dusan Tadic, puts the ball on the spot and strokes it home. Captain Virgil van Dijk had to intervene and pull Tadic away. The Serbia international was furious. All forgiven after Austin converted, though.

    2. Pirlø's Pen
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Can't see Tadic letting him take another, he did not like it atall. They will probably have words after the game, and usually the more senior player will win.

    3. Ziegler1988
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Don't worry, Austin won't play anywhere besides the training pitch on Sat

  29. Pablitto
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Evening guys, who is worth -4 hit for Nolito:
    Cazorla
    Antonio
    Miralas

    1. Pablitto
      • 14 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Someone please ...

    2. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nobody. Nolito 15 pointer this week.

      1. Pablitto
        • 14 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Im marking this advice Bullet and let you know 😉 Cheers

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      If you dont have to do a -4 hit than keep Nolito 1 more round. But If you realy need to change I woud pick Antonio or Cazorla. Antonio is going up in price tonight so if you pick him you get the price rise too. Tomorrow he wil be more expensive.

  30. The Man Pastore
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Pls rate my WC team for GW6 :

    Heaton l Pinkford
    Valencia l Baines l Evans l Pieters l Amat
    Hazard l Firmino l Antonio l Snodgrass l Capoue
    Aguero l Ibra l Deeney

    0.0ITB

    Thank you!

    1. Sylas
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I would only switch Pieters with Holebas. The rest looks solid!

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Would try to get some Arsenal in the front 8