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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. FPL Maldini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Which one to have on my WC?

    A) Hazard

    B) Mahrez + 0.5m

    C) Payet + 0.6m

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Hazard

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

      A

    3. Method man
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

    4. GS456
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Haz and get antonio to hopefully cover Payet.

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

      Payet.

  2. #23
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Coutinho scored 2 at Stamford last year. Is he overlooked here or a casual pick?

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

      Casual-Saurus Rex

    2. jernej93
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Lpool will have troubles with Chelsea playing deep and counter attacking 😉 Conte is mastermind, I think he will destroy them on counters ...

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

    Stuck on this one... It's for this GW only.

    Gray ➡️

    A) Lukaku

    B) Iheanacho

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B if you're WCing this weekend, A if not

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

        Alright thanks and I will be wildcarding next week

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

      A

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

    play heaton or jaku this week

    1. GS456
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Heats

  5. John wick
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Any1 thinking of rodwell

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

      Not unless you are looking to get well shafted

      1. John wick
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Front 8

        Sanchez Barkley Antonio hazard capoue
        Ibra costa stuani
        Bank 1.2

        Transfers gw 6
        Barkley to rodwell
        Costa to aguero
        Stuani to xxxxx for -4

      2. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        🙂

  6. Don CR7
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Bench one
    A.gray
    B.evans

    1. GS456
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B

  7. FPL Maldini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    A) Bailly and Puncheon

    B) Valencia and Zaha

    1. GS456
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B easily

    2. John wick
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B

    3. tyron
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      lol is this really a question

  8. AFC49
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

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

    1.7 ITB

    Gray > Iheanacho for -4?

    1. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nah just play capoue

  9. L S P
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    1FT, 1.5 ITB

    Heaton (Foster)
    Shaw-Stones-Amat (Friend/Souare)
    Sanchez-Hazard-Redmond-Barkley (Snoddy)
    Ibra-Tekkers-Negredo

    Do I:

    A) Souare->Williams/Bianes
    B) Barkley->Antonio/Bolasie/Pereya (cheaper option help set-up The Return of Kun.)
    C) Negredo->Iheanacho*
    D) Something brilliant - like what?

    Cheers.

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

      negredo to iheanacho and play all out attack

  10. Garlana
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Who's Playing capoue this week? If you are, who you benching in mid/fwd?

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

      I am torn between playing 2 of these 3: Capoue, Barkley, and Gray. So, I may bench Gray or Barkley in lieu of Capoue, but I am still quite undecided.

  11. Tiamani Warrior
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    austin peno today. final nail in the coffin for the great preseason hope that was tadic?

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

      Austin's post match interview confirms it further.. basically saying he's the centre forward and will be the pen taker.

  12. Typo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Lamela -> Antonio FT ? need help

    1. The Royal Robin
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'd say no. Antonio is excellent but Lamela hasn't done anything to lose his place in your team. Plus Spurs have good fixtures.

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

        True. But he did not start against Stoke, and Antonio is up for a rise tonight, also has good fixtures for a longer time..

        1. The Royal Robin
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Do it then. FWIW I have Antonio and not Lamela but in your situation I'd save.

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

            I did it! Fingers crossed for Antonio haul !

        2. Rich_20
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          He didnt start at Stoke because he flew in from Argentina late on Thursday. He is likely to play, but theres a chance he wont.

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

      Definitely now that Lamela is a rotation risk, I'm ditching him when I do my WC. I never got Antonio last season but am giving him a shot now

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

        Well well, advice from the prankster! Now i have to do it 🙂

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

          Can you rate my WC team below please? Cheers

  13. The Royal Robin
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I'm saving my FT this week but next week I'm obviously bringing Kun in (who isn't) but it's a case of bringing him in the right way for those of us that have played our WC. Is Ibra > Kun the right move? Things were great with both of them but admittedly it's proving difficult with 2 FT's. So far I'm currently on Sanchez + Ibra > Mane + Kun which would also leave me with £0.8 ITB. Yay or nay?

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

      Sounds good. Unless Sanchez does good this weekend. The fixtures from GW 7 are great!

  14. jackjones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Hi, would anyone mind rating my WC team please? I'm thinking of going without Ibra to improve my midfield;
    Heaton, Foster
    Baines, Stones, Friend, Holebas, Amat
    Hazard, Firmino, Antonio, Puncheon, Capoue
    Kun, Costa, Lukaku

  15. Zizou
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    ok WC sorted i think

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

    just need to decide on mane/firmino

    next week is kdb and tekkers/lukaku > snoddy and kun

    GTG

  16. FPL Maldini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Is Zaha just as nailed as Puncheon?

    1. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

  17. marquinhos
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    G2G?

    Heaton

    Valencia Evans Baines

    Hazard Antonio Sanchez Puncheon

    Ibra Lukaku Benteke

    1FT, 2.3 ITB, wildcarded last week

  18. Johnny Drama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    The best 7.8 midfielder for just this gw? Already have payet

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

      Townsend I think

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

      Arnautovic

      Sane
      I assume you're asking for punts

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

      Antonio double up or anyone else?

    4. Garlana
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Cazorla? Bolasie?

      1. Tomcooper9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        This

    5. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Mirralas

  19. Mytteristen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Would you start Evans (WHU H) or Pieters (CRY A) this weekend?

  20. Delhidynamo
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Friend to Kolarov

    1 week punt. GW6 WC

    He played the 90 in CL but seems like a pep fav

    1. Swans4life
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

  21. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    What's the latest on Shaw's injury?

  22. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Heaton
    Valencia - Baines - Evans
    Hazard - Antonio - Sterling - Ozil
    Lukaku (c) - Ibrahimovic (v) - Benteke

    Pickford - Capoue - Collins - Amat

    0.1 ITB, 1FT

    am i gtg?

  23. Arsenal USA FC
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Tadic - Antonio?

    1. The Royal Robin
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes.

  24. The Royal Robin
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Ibra + Sanchez >>> Kun + Mane on 2 FT'S next week?

    1. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Thats a tough one. Probably just about a yes.

  25. FPL Maldini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    One week punt...

    A) Iheanacho

    B) Benteke

    1. The Royal Robin
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

      1. Swans4life
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        A

    2. SuperDan
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

    3. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

    4. Tomcooper9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

  26. st4rt__
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Who do we think has a better chance of a CS, Leicester or MCI?

    1. The Royal Robin
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      MCI.

      1. st4rt__
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Which player you reckon? Can afford any.

    2. Champione
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      City

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

      The champions

    4. Swans4life
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Man city

    5. Rider on the Storm
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Lei

  27. The Royal Robin
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Is Antonio (C) TOO maverick?

    1. andy85wsm
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      against WBA away - yup

      1. The Royal Robin
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        What about Benteke (C)?

    2. Swans4life
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nope

    3. st4rt__
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'm going Eriksen, I think. 5 in 5 v Sunderland.

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

      In his form he has to be considered a good option imo

  28. Typo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    So, are we starting Capue over Gray? Good idea?

    1. Rich_20
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

  29. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Want to get Antonio in pre-price rise, who should I ditch-
    A) Barkley
    B) Townsend

    Any help appreciated

    1. Swans4life
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Townsend

    2. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B. I think Barkley is too good a player not to come good again. And Everton have a nice run of games.

  30. Rider on the Storm
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    A - ramirez > antonio
    or
    B - gray > lukaku
    ?

    1. Swans4life
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B