Members

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.

1,295 Comments Post a Comment
  1. David Luiz is Back
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Well, it's obvious that Hull will frustrate Arsenal. Is it wise to do Ozil to Nolito for a FT? I really want my city coverage since I have none & they look unstoppable currently with Pep the master Guardiola.

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

      Lol I like your style, just come right out and say what everyone else is thinking. But no, I wouldn't do that transfer.

      1. David Luiz is Back
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Aha just speaking the truth lad. I'm willing to bet anything on a 1-0 Arsenal win.

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

      Been thinking that all week.

      Chelsea v Liverpool has goals written all over it. The"easy" fixtures don't always pan out to a hat full of goals.

      1. David Luiz is Back
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Yeah, exactly. The BPL is the craziest, toughest, and most unpredictable league in the world. However, as hardcore fantasy managers we have to do our best to think deep and predict things.

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

    The person 1st in the world has a RMT score of 296.43.

    😐

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

      Replacing Terry fixes that a bit.

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

        Baines takes up a decent amount. Perhaps too early for RMT projections.

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

          Having Maloney hurts his RMT score also.

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

            Having Maloney just hurts period 🙂

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

    United fans are a bit bitter tonight. 😀

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

      You seem to have an agenda.

      Never seen a bad result mate?

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

        😆

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

        Nah...not for a Guardiola coached Man City team.

        I sure did see one for a Mourinho team.

        1-0 to f**king Feyenoord. 😀

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

          Good for you buddy. Just a bit premature on your part to write off a few players..

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

            I am just having my moment in the sun.

            Mr. Haircut for 89m and Mourinho and losing to Feyenoord. 😀

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

          On a serious note though how many do you see iheanacho getting realistically this week?

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

            Double digit looks unlikely bhai.

            Expecting an early sub.

            Next Manchester derby in Mumbai or Bangalore? 😀

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

      *United fans are a bit bitter

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

      And you're a bit smug? You're right on the wind up!

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

        Yes I am. 😀

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

          Have you a bad week?

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

            Yep. 🙁

    4. A.T
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Weren't you the City fan who hated the new club badge that they changed from the one with the eagle on it?

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

        Yep.

        I loved the old badge like many locals did.

        But the new badge sure has a lot of significance.

        i accpet that and embraced the new badge gracefully.

        1. A.T
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          The new badge is the old badge mate. They had it for over 100 years. They only changed it to the eagle when the new owners came in. 🙂
          Now pipe down you plastic glory hunter. 😉

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

            That new badge was terrible glad they reverted back to the old one

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

            Thanks for the reality check Sherlock. 🙄

            1. A.T
              • 13 Years
              7 years, 9 months ago

              What's up? you can give it but you can't take it. If you're going to come on with the sole intention of winding people up don't be surprised if you get it back. The most embarrassing thing in football is glory hunters laughing at other clubs. You do yourself no favours.

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

                I can go on. But I will avoid.

                Long story. I'm fed up of telling that on this site. Moreover, no one believes me like you.

                better to skip it.

                1. A.T
                  • 13 Years
                  7 years, 9 months ago

                  I agree.

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

                Exactly. Lot of classless kids around these parts.

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

                  You say classless. I say clueless.

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

      Who did you support before City?

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

        You want me to label as a glory hunter.

        Go ahead.

        I'm used to it.

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

          Just asked a simple question

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

          I would label you as a doosh.

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

            I'm sure the United fans on here would have your back on this one.

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

              Plus anyone who can read. That's it I'm done.

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

        To be fair to him the majority of United supporters are glory hunters. People are attracted to support a successful team its the way it has always been

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

          That is so far from the truth it's laughable... Enjoy your success so far this season.

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

            It is the truth you just need to come to terms with it and deal with it

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

              It's not. Get real. Have been a Man U fan for over 20 years. You can now go back and start posting about Pogba being cr*p again son...

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

      So boring. How about both Manchester clubs are contenders this year and it will be fun to watch them compete. Move along.

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

        Not when one loses to feyenoord 1-0. 😀

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

    Thoughts on using AOA chip so early in the season and not in a double game week? With no Aguero I want to take advantage of having a strong front 8 (including 5th mid) all with great fixtures this week.

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

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

      Friend to Williams
      Or
      Stones to baines

  6. LewanGOALski
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    just for 1-week punt: Alli or Eriksen or Son?

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

      Eriksen for the entire season.

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

    Pundit of pundits. Love your form.

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

      Form is temporary 😉

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

        I love that he still talks about us when he could talk a lot more about his own club atm..

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

        Class is permanent though. 😎

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

    Dithering yet again on my transfers this week....mmmm

  9. Cecil The Lion
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Hazard for captaincy this week?

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

      With that username surely it has to be Mane

      1. Cecil The Lion
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Don't have him

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

        Nice

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

      Shame he's not still at Stoke or you could have gone with Roary Delap.

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

    Someone have any toughts on this?

    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

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

    Lukaku ownership only up 3,8% since the hattrick

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

      Guess a lot of the knee jerkers had already bought Costa

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

      Sales of Aguero have really dropped off. Not sure he'll drop to 12.9 at this stage

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

      Even the casuals know about Trollkaku.

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

      Yes a bit surprising but I guess with his nickname people want to see more consistency. I like that since it has the hallmarks of a nice differential gap, but unfortunately it also has the hallmarks of dither solidifying his nickname.

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

    Thoughts on Bolasie? I personally don't like him, but is a good enabler for potential WC next GW. Seems nailed as well.

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

      Wash your mouth out.

      What the hell do you mean you don't like him...how can anybody not like Bolasie

      Reported.

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

        :O

        Would prefer Mirallas any day, but money 0.6m is a lot on WC.

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

          But Mirallas is horrible.....just horrid. He might get more pts though.

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

            He's selfish, on free kicks at times and penalties on a good day, perfect for FPL 🙂

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

              I'd sooner poke myself in the eye with a sharp pencil than cheer him on.

              I think I'm going with Sanchez Bolasie Zaha and Hazard this week....nice...I might not get too many pts though.

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

                You never know 🙂

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

                Thanks for your thoughts btw. It's probably going to be useful next week 🙂

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

    Redmond back in for the weekend?

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

      Yes

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

    Special Gone, his team losing against a Feyenoord.

    LMAO!

  15. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Any views on best captain??

    Ibra

    Iheanacho

    Thanks

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

      Ibra as a captain? Only for a Sweden.

    2. Malkmus
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Nacho over ibra imo

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

    Play Evans or Masuaku this GW?

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

      Has to be Evans. WHU are terrible defensively - even WBA might score.

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

        Cheers, makes sense

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

    I wouldn't want to be Pundit Of Punts if City lost this week..

    😆

    1. Cecil The Lion
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      A united supporting friend was mocking a Spurs friend on a whatsapp group last night.

      What goes around comes around

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

        If you give it you gotta be able to take it

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

      It won't happen

      That would be like United losing to some second rate dutch team

      1. Cecil The Lion
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        😆

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

        So much this.

        We've Guardiolaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

        1. Cecil The Lion
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Oh stop it you juvenile

  18. Malkmus
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Rondon owners keeping for WHU?
    Thinking of getting rid for one of these on a one week punt

    A-nacho
    B-bent eke
    C-Costa
    D-play
    E-bench for Capone

    Ta

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

      Bench for Godpoue.

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

        Ta. Godpoue it is

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

          I'll be doing the same. Hope we get good points from him 😉

  19. Net Gains
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Knee-jerk questions of the night:

    1. Do you think the Utd match means their confidence will be low for the weekend and that perhaps Ibra is not longer the best captain choice (even though it's not his fault)?

    2. Doesn't the Southampton match show that Charlie Austin should be a starter most weeks?

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

      1. Nah 2. Thought he should be starting anyway.

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

      1. Nah, I don't think confidence is ever lacking with him. Self awareness, yeah probably but this ain't a website about which footballers will have the most long lasting friendships.

      2. They gotta be thinking that.

  20. King Kohli
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Best 4.5 defender likely to keep a CS this week?

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

      Hole as is the best 4.5 for a while...maybe not this week though.

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

        *Holebas

        1. King Kohli
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Cheers Mate

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

    Predicted Liverpool line up out yet?

    1. DazF90
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      As a Liverpool fan I think this is how Klopp will pick...

      Migs (Unless Karius is 100%)
      Clyle, Matip, Lovren, Hamez Milner

      Wijnaldum (not a fan at all... would rather see Grujic), Hendo (again... same Can is unfit), Lallana

      Mane, Firmino, Couthino

      Would rather see Sturridge instead of Couthino, but cant see Klopp playing him twice in a row, doesn't seem to favour him.

  22. MikeyBoro
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Barkley to Capoue to free up Aguero money?

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

      YESB(O)RO.

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

      Poor prep

    3. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Barkley to Capoue regardless.

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

      If he'd be your 5th mid yes, if he'd be your 4th mid no.

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

        Yeah I already have Fletcher as 5th mid

  23. Cecil The Lion
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Best 1 week midfield punt?

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

      Nolito?

    2. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      KDB

    3. Cecil The Lion
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Cheers guys. City are most tempting tbh

  24. Boydinho
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Keep Negredo or get Deeney in this weekend?

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

      Neither

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

        Deeney over Negredo for sure. Just from next week onwards

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

    My team is:

    Heaton, Jakupovic
    Valencia, Stones, McAuley, Friend, Amat
    Sanchez, Capoue, Barkley, Hazard, Townsend
    Ibrahimovic, Costa, Negrado

    Really not sure what to do this week. I'm thinking Barkley out for Antonio. I can't really afford anything better without taking hits. Any suggestions?

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

      Wildcarding next week to get Aguero back.

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

      For a 1 week punt it has to be Negredo -> Iheanacho

      Also worth considering are Eriksen (super record against Sunderland who look as terrible as ever) and Sterling, who scored a hatrick against Bournemouth last season. And Harry Kane

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

        I was thinking of Iheanacho. Hrrrm...

  26. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Who do I need to transfer out first:

    A) Pogba
    B) Barkley

    1. Cecil The Lion
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Both for a hit

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

      A

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

      Pogba in my opinion. You'll have more cash to play with.

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

    Will Aguero drop before the deadline?

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

      Not quite

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

      Struggling to get there

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

    Hazard has scored more goals against Liverpool than any other English opposition. Hmmm....

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

      Isn't that like..3?

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

        5

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

      Yeah....and Liverpool aren't bad at scoring against them either.

  29. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    A)Antonio
    B)Bolasie
    C)Lallana

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

      B

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

      A

  30. mccormibar
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Foster Jaku

    Valencia Stones Kone Amat Targett

    Hazard Ozil Firmino Lamela Capoue

    Ibra Lukaku Benteke

    2 Questions:

    This week play -

    1. Amat away to Southampton
    2. Capoue AOA chip.

    Next week -

    A. Ibra Haz > Aguero Mane
    B. Lukaku Haz > Aguero Bolasie
    C. Benteke Ozil > Aguero 4.4 mid (play Capoue for next few weeks as 4th mid)
    D. Lukaku Ozil > Aguero Bolasie

    Thanks

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

      2
      C