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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. Mane Of Steel
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I like my starting squad for the next several weeks

    Cech
    Baines PVA Jagielka
    Hazard Sanchez Antonio Capoue Firmino
    Ibra Lukaku

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

      Mine is
      Lloris
      Williams Monreal Evans
      Ozil Hazard Antonio Firmino Capoue
      Kun Lukaku

      1. Mane Of Steel
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Nice!

        1. Ser Davos
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          These are great. The key is Capoue as the enabler. He's probably worth it even if he stops producing...

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

            I'll take an odd assist from him, and with good fixtures a CS point will also help

  2. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Ibra, Lukaku or Benteke for captaincy? Currently on Lukaku

    1. Mane Of Steel
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Lukaku out of that crowd. My dilemna is between sanchez and romelu. On sanchez

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

      Lukaku or Benteke for differential

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

      Struggling with the same conundrum. Toughest captain choice of the season so far...

    4. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Hazard anyone?

    5. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Thanks all

  3. korojmeister
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Jaku - Foster
    Valencia - Stones - McAuley - Friend - Amat
    Ozil - Lamela - Hazard - Barkley - Capoue
    Ibra - Costa - Negredo
    1.5m ITB

    Shoud i go WC?

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

      Nope, just transfer out Negredo

      1. korojmeister
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        cheers pogpoo 😀

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

          Getting used to playing in Thursday nights, it will take some time

  4. Lone Wolf FPL
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Foster, Jaku
    Valencia, Stones, Friend, Amat, Souare
    Hazard, Firmino, Sanchez, Townsend, Capoue
    Lukaku, Ibra, Gray

    0.4 idb, 1FT, WC next week to get Kun

    Any thoughts how to use this FT?

    1. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Gray > iheanacho?

      1. Lone Wolf FPL
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        0,1 short 🙁

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

    Thoughts on Snodgrass ? Fixtures get better in a few weeks....

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

      Good prospects, on corners and freekicks. If Hull are getting goals, there's a good chance he'll play a part in them. Hopefully he won't have any injury problems this season... Just returned from 15 months out though so I feel like it's inevitable.

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

        Seems like the best pick at that price. Hopefully he does stay injury free.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Consesus would appear between him, Bolasie and Zaha. Think it could be Bolasie's breakout season, but I say that tentatively.

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

            Yep, like Bolasie as a pick too, just not if I still have Lukaku.

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      So far I have been pleasantly surprised at his quality. Definitely on the medium term watchlist. Seems a bit like the steady steady type rather than any explosive haul upside type but that's good since you need a blend of both.

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

        Yep, steady would do me.

  6. pundit of punts
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Spending 89m on Mr. Haircut and losing to Feyenoord.

    That's gotta be the story of the season so far,

    😀 😀 😀 😀

    1. Mane Of Steel
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      LOL

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

      Honestly more disappointed with Martial thus far.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Martial is false hope.

        1. Pinky Blinders
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Martial is 20 years old, I think it's a little harsh to label him as a bust already.

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

      Is that the same "Mr. Haircut" City fans were yearning for a year or two back when City were linked to him?

      Now he's crap it seems. Makes sense.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Thank God we didn't land him.

        Yes, we wanted him but God saved us.

        Gundo on the other hand is a bragain. 😎

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

          Nobody was ever making out that Pogba was actually worth £90m though....

          It's just the state of transfer fees in this country right now. The league is basically operating in their own seperate market a lot of the time.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Guess what, we still got Gundo and Nolito for peanuts. 😀

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

              I give up. I realise what I'm dealing with.

              "a lot of the time"

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

          Mats Hummels - £28m
          Kamil Glik - £10m
          Rapha Guerreiro - £10m
          Jeffrey Bruma - £10m
          Bobby Wood - £3m
          Alen Halilović - £4m
          Benjamin Stambouli - £7m
          Danny da Costa - £375k
          Sandro Wagner - £2m

          John Stones - £50m
          Yannick Bolasie - £30m
          Jordon Ibe - £15m
          Ryan Mason - £13m

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

            Hiroshi Kiyotake - £5m
            Pablo Sarabia - £1m

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

      But think of the shirt sales and the commercial revenue..because that's what the new fans care about. 😆

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Aye.

        They're gonna recover the sales and play in the El foever.

        Coz that's where they belong. 😀

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Ok son

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

    Heaton - Jaku
    Valencia - Baines - PVA - McAuley - Amat
    Hazard - Ozil - Payet - Snodgrass - Capoue
    Ibra - Benteke - Lukaku

    GW6:

    A. Ozil -> 5.5
    &
    Lukaku -> Aguero

    B. Payet > 5.5
    &
    Lukaku -> Aguero

    C. Ozil&Payet -> Cazorla&Antonio
    &
    Lukaku -> Aguero
    &
    -4

    D. Ibra -> Aguero
    &
    Payet -> Antonio

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Probably C for me

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

      D

  8. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Evening guys. Still contemplating the idea whether to wildcard this team for GW6 or just save free transfer to bring Aguero back for free and address the problem areas later.

    Foster
    Valencia, Evans, Walker
    Lamela, Hazard, Redmond, Sanchez
    Ibrahimovic, Lukaku, Rondon

    subs: Heaton --- Capoue, Pieters, Amat --- 1 FT, 1.6 ITB

    A) Save FT and get Kun in for free in GW6
    B) Use FT for a one week punt and wildcard GW6

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

      We got almost similar teams, Tadic Ozil Gray Zaza in my team instead of Redmond Sanchez Lukaku Rondon. I'm wildcarding after this GW.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Cheers. Just dont know if theres too much wrong in my team to wildcard. Rondon, Lamela, Redmond and Pieters the ones I'd like to get rid.

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

      You're mad if you wildcard that team. Save.

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

    What option do you think will score the best the next three GW?

    A: Ihenacho (BOU) Mane (HUL,swa) Baines (CRY)
    B: Gray (lei) Aguero (swa) (tot) Holebas (BOU)

    Like the look of A, but means no Aguero before GW8 (EVE).

    1. keeney
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A I've got the funds to do Lukaku to Kun but ain't doing it till gameweek 8

  10. Scratch
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Methinks people are getting slightly carried away with Lukaku, Sunderland were absolutely awful last week and Lukaku should have had 5.

    Following around Moyes with whatever big striker plays Sunderland could be a good strategy, like how a lot of us followed Villa around last season.

    1. Pinky Blinders
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Lol I posed this exact question earlier. But to be fair, I expect sunderland's D will try much harder to work as an organized group after that embarrassment.

  11. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Which option would you go with out of :

    A. benteke & bolasie

    Or

    B. lukaku & capoue

    ?

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

      A for this GW

  12. 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 Holebas l Amat
    Hazard l Firmino l Antonio l Snodgrass l Capoue
    Aguero l Ibra l Deeney

    0.0ITB

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

      Very nice.

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

        thanks

    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I like the Pinkford pick brings some colour to your squad 🙂

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Looks good

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

      Triple Watford is a bit iffy for me.

  13. pundit of punts
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    United fans wishing right now that they weren't in the EL .

    😀

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

      City fans not showing up for the Champions League ...

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Game rescheduled.

        Same thing happened in the last game of the season United vs Bournemouth.

        Moreover,we at least didn't lose to f**king Feyenoord. 😀

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

      No need to get too much excited just yet. Oil money needs to calm their ti*ts.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Money is in the blue half of Manchester now.

        Stop kidding yourself.

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

        I'm trying to work out which letter the star represents.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          😀

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

          I was thinking that. Possibly "n" ie he is against blacked out windows?

  14. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 15 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Austin worth a one week punt at 6.2?

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

      No

    2. Klopp's Kids
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Iheanacho then Austin for me punt-wise

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

      Yes

  15. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    For those saying Austin is razor sharp and should play every minute can I just say that I've seen him play every minute this season and he has been a lump. Poor touch, little pace and awful finishing. Tonight he has been OK, took his second goal well but looks knackered now and has stopped running. He still has a lot to prove to Saints fans.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      His running action seemed a little odd in the brief clip I watched... shoulder related?

    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Saving his energy now for weekend

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

      Redmond back in for the weekend?

  16. TeddiPonza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Worried about Barkley.

    Which option would you prefer:

    A. Barkley to Zaha/Puncheon this week and Kane to Aguero next week

    B. Save transfer now and hope that Barkley plays and do both transfers next week.

    Thanks

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

      He will play

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

    Anything worth -4? WC next week to get Kun in. What say?

    Foster
    Stones Valencia Evans
    Hazard Sanchez Antonio Lamela
    Lukaku Ibrahimovic Benteke

    Jaku; Capoue Amat Friend.

    0FT; 0.6 inb.

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

      Good to go!

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

        Cheers bro!

  18. Klopp's Kids
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Chelsea v Liverpool prediction?

    Thinking 2-2. I think Hazard will have a good day.

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

      No idea who'll win but expecting anything from 2-1 to 3-3.

    2. Backup Dancer
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'd take that result.

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

        I wouldn't.

        Nor would our manager. 🙂

  19. KneejerkJoe
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Bottomed

    A) 0,9ITB 0FT (-4) for Vardy->Aguero Next

    Foster
    Morgan(BUR) Stones(BOU) Baines(MID)
    Sanchez(hul) Hazard(LIV) Mane(che) Barkley(MID)
    Vardy(BUR) Defoe(tot) Benteke(STO)

    Bench: Jaku, Kone, Hojbjerg, Amat

    B) WC now and do Vardy/Iheaenacho->Aguero for free

    Foster
    Stones(BOU)Baines(MID)Valencia(wat)
    Sanchez(hul) Mane(che) Antonio(wbr) Snodgrass (ARS)
    Benteke(STO) Lukaku(MID) Iheanacho/Vardy

    Bench: Pickford, Holebas, Capoue, Amat

  20. ElDaddy
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    A. Lallana + KDB + Kane
    B. Firmino/Cout + Nolito + Ibra

    1. Klopp's Kids
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A

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

        Is KDB sure to start though? He played a full 90 mins yesterday

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

          He'll play.

  21. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone else think West Ham will have a tough game against West Brom?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Low scoring game probably, max 3 goals.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Hmm. Not sure whether to bring Antonio in

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 15 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          You'll want him next week.

  22. Ghost86
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone saving wildcard for later say next international break?

  23. Game of Stones
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Lamela -> Antonio (-4)?

    1. Klopp's Kids
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nope. Provided an assist midweek and has SOME form. Good chance of Spurs cleansheets now too.

      1. Game of Stones
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Think he'll play 90 though? Worried about gametime.

        1. Klopp's Kids
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          I'm in the same boat with Barkley at the moment and I honestly don't know. Maybe wait a week then make the move on a FT.

          1. Game of Stones
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Got Barkley as well, which leaves me with two unsure starters... I'm using WC next week, so I'll get rid then.

  24. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Not great admitedly but have to play one. Who to pick

    A. Holebas (MAN)
    B. Friend (eve)
    C. Amat (sou)

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

      Holebas.

  25. Liams Brady Bunch
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Walcott & Gray Out

    Capoue & Lukaku In

    Yay or Nay?

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

      Capoue 4th or 5th mid?

      1. Liams Brady Bunch
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        5th Mid

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

          Then yay.

  26. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Is Redmond being rested do you think?

    1. Klopp's Kids
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Probably. Can't see him being dropped entirely. Maybe played on the wing now?

  27. Ser Davos
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I think West Ham will prevail in that one.

  28. Captain Vantastic™
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    I have no idea how to fit Lukaku in my team 🙁

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

      i wouldn't worry about it...yet.

  29. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Would you do Lamela to Antonio or Gray to Nacho for ft?

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

      lamela to antonio, good long term move

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

        Also could make profit. Then again the game might be tight.

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

    Sterling to Antonio for free?

    Convinced Sterling won't start with the short turnaround, Sane wil l

    1. Stats Don\'t Lie
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Definitely no

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

        with 80 mins on wednesday (instead of tuesday - they would have played sunday if it was a wed game originally), do you think pep will start him? Surely Sane has to get the nod

      2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Congrats on the UEFA win PKW. Didn't fancy my chances when I knew you where wildcarding, I kind of sacrificed my place to keep my wildcard but to be honest even if I had wildcarded as well I think you would likely have beat me. Good luck in the rest of the competition

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

      Really? Imo Sane wasn't all that last gw.