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

    Should I play a 4th defender which would mean doubling up on WBA defence or go with either Fer or Capoue (if so, which?)?

    Thanks!

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

      I once played with matches as a kid, it didn't end well. Doubling up on defenders is sorta the same for me.

  2. FPL Blow-In
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Hello. Should I hold FT?

    Foster
    Dawson, Bellerin, Valencia
    Hazard, Sterling, Cazorla, Payet
    Ibra, Benteke, Bony

    Jack, Capoue, Kone, Amat

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Looks good to me.

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

      Very nice.

    3. FPL Blow-In
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Cheers

  3. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Currently favouring not getting Aguero in until GW 8, but could also go for this next week...

    Hazard, Sterling, Lukaku -> Firmino, Bolasie, Aguero (c) (-4)

    Are people considering similar?

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'd much rather have Hazard than Aguero, personally.

    2. Giovanni Giorgio
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      He's in first thing tomorrow (using my WC). He's simply too good to leave out and by GW8 he could potentially cost 13.3 or something like that. Sure you wanna do that to yourself? 🙂

      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Aguero should be price protected for something like a week, so he'll be protected from a price surge, at least initially.

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Do you think he can even rise that quick given he's only dropped 0.1 over two weeks?

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

      I've got funds to do Lukaku to Kun but with Lukaku's fixtures only planning on making the transfer for gw8

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

      I was thinking about that possibility, but then he did what he did last night and reminded me he is the most talented striker in the game and it is not worth going without him. I mean he is also playing Swansea and I'm assuming Ibra will be higher than him on goal totals by that point so it will feed into his competitive streak.

    5. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 14 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Interesting! Different views then...

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

    Will Pieters drop and Kingsley rise? Looks close on FPLStats

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Pieters has been close to a drop for weeks. When he actually goes, nobody could possibly know.

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

        What about Kingsley? It's going to balls up my WC if they both move respectively.

        1. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          No idea mate. You might get lucky. 😛

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

      I've been watching Pieters for a few days, every night when I go to bed I assume he'll drop over night, no such luck yet

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

    Redmond on for Tadic

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Sideways. Unless Tadic is ruled out.

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Why would Tadic be ruled out?

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Looool I thought he was asking Redmond IN for Tadic

  6. ViewsFromThePo6ba
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Will Kane be rested? Worth to transfer?

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

    Keep Lamela or change him to:

    Mané
    or
    Firmino

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

      Keep one week. If dropped flip a coin on them two mext week.

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

      keep. good fixtures

  8. umerlfc
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Play Redmond or Negredo?

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

      Redmond

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

    Chances of Simpson starting this week?

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

    RMT

    Foster - Heaton

    Stones Valencia Evans - Friend Koné

    Hazard Sterling Snodgrass Tadic - Capoue

    Costa Ibra Lukaku

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

    Alright then -

    Gray ➡ ❓

    A. Kane
    B. Iheanacho

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Kelechi assuming it's 1 GW.

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

      Kane.

    3. FPL Blow-In
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B if your happy to use another transfer to take him out after this gw

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

      The one that isn't overrated, B.

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

      Nacho - player and team better form

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

      Cheers all.

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

      1 week punt or long-term?

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

        1 week

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

    Chuckles to himself ..................Players being sold after 1 bad GW!

    you guys keep notching up them -4 hits!

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

      How many bad games do you prefer to wait? 😉

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

        37

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

        Lol,

        just laughing at people transferring Sterling/Barkley/Ozil 1 week after bringing them in......

        Depending on the player......Held onto Hazard for 4-5 weeks last season.

    2. Sánchez
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Which players?

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

      Normally give them 3 - 4 weeks unless they're playing horrendously.

      Broke my own rule for Firmino and I'm paying the price now.

  13. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Not sure who to bench...so many stories of benching Capoue goals:

    Foster
    Van Aanholt, Gibson, Evans
    Ozil, Hazard, Puncheon, Sanchez
    Llorente, Lukaku, Ibrahimovic

    Heaton, Capoue, Davies, Holebas

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

      Just bench Capoue

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

      Bench Puncheon and play Capoue. You have nothing to lose.

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

        This

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

    I guess that means Austin starting and Redmond back to the wing

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

      Hmm, it's possible but the way I see it he's just done his job tonight - scored in Europa. It doesn't necessarily mean a league start

  15. Sánchez
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Captain choices

    Ibra (wat)
    Lukaku (MID)
    Hazard (LIV)

    Any reasons to captain one or reasons not to captain one I may not have considered?

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

      Luk

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

      i rule out hazard it's a tough fixture
      may be lukaku or ibra

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

        Hazard Friday too. Cant take stress of a Friday captain fail tbh. Would ruin the weekend

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

          exactly LoL 🙂
          i would prefer my captin to be at the end of the week to get the hit finally 🙂

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

      I'd captain Lukaku if I had him

    4. FPL Blow-In
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Lukaku still with only a 13% ownership is differential enough. Ibra owned by over 60% and will likely be captained by most of that is too risky. But fortune favours the brave.

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

        I play to win FPL outright every season 😀

        Copying the 60% seems like a way to not gain ground on others

        45k rank not bad start though so maybe should keep the vast majority at bay for now

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

    gray>iheanacho
    or
    lamela to KDB

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

      Kdb

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

    Good to go here folks?..g9t 0.8itb...anything for a hit??

    Wildcard next week.

    Correct captain??

    Foster (jaku)
    Valencia stones amat (friend kone)
    Hazard firmino lamela ozil (capoue)
    Iheanacho (c) Lukaku ibra

    Thanks

  18. F4L
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Captain

    a - Sanchez
    b - Ibra
    c - Lukaku?

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

      B

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

    Any reason not to do Barkley to Antonio?

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

      None

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

      None whatsoever

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

      If it makes getting Kun back require a hit, otherwise do it.

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

    Tadic substitution tactical?

    Thanks

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

      Yes

  21. Sánchez
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Bench barkley mcaulay or negredo?

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

      Barkley might not start

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

    Friend+Barkley to Mane and Baines for a hit?

    Afraid of their price rises, would mean that I have to take a hit again to get Aguero.

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

      just the Friend transfer tbh.

  23. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 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. itwaswritten
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes tbh.

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Cheers man

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

    4.2m ITB and 1 FT...WCing this weekend

    Courtois
    Stones, Valencia, McAuley
    Hazard, Ramirez, Barkley, Ozil
    Ibra, Gray, Benteke

    Jak, Capoue, Friend, Amat

    Ramirez -> Nolito for free?
    Should I sell Gray to Ihenacho for a hit?

    1. Onana Whatsmyname
      • 14 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Ram to Nolito is a great move in my view

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

      Get Nolito and & Iheanacho.

      Play Capoue and bench Benteke :)))))

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

        don't do this.

  25. Mr. Perfectionist
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    What do you think of this WC Team?

    Adrian Foster
    Valencia Walker Williams Holebas Amat
    Hazard Sanchez Antonio Zaha Capoue
    Ibra Lukaku Ilheanacho

    ITB 0.0. Don't plan on getting Aguero before GW8.

    Next GW Ilheanacho>Deeney

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

      No Aguero plus no Liverpool mid. That could be costly

      1. Mr. Perfectionist
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Plan for that to change come GW8 but not before that.

  26. umerlfc
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Repost: RMT GW5

    Foster

    Valencia - Stones - Friend

    Sanchez - Hazard - Firmino - Townsend - Redmond

    Ibra - Iheanacho(C)

    Bench: Heaton - Negredo - Amat - Kone

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

    How does this sound for a plan?

    Rondon and Barkley to 4.5 or less and Kun next week (2FTs) and play Capoue as 4th mid til GW8 wildcard.

    Hazard Firmino Redmond Capoue 4.5
    Ibra Kun Lukau

    Honestly can't decide on who to drop out if Ibra Lukaku

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

      I like it. That strike force could do serious damage.

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

    Thoughts on this set up:

    Lloris - Pickford
    Williams - Baines - Pieters - Holabas - Amat
    Alexis - Mane - Antonio - Capoue - £4.4m.
    Lukaku - Tekkers - Kane.

    Money ITB to draft in Aguero next week. Doubled up Everton defence seems somewhat punty but the next few have potential for CS' for sure.

  29. Shack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Which combo to score more this week:
    A: Lukaku & Bolasie
    B: Capoue & Barkley + 4
    Cheers!!

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      I'll say A.

      Don't fancy anything from Capoue, and Friend has been struggling against any sort of pace. Bolasie and Lukaku could do well this week.

  30. EmreCan Hustle
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    How does this plan sound?

    GW 5 - Save FT
    GW 6 - Hazard+Sanchez+Rondon>>>Frimino+Cazorla+Aguero(-4)

    Thanks

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

      Haz and/or Sanchez will do something this week that will put a spanner in that plan.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Maybe, but apart from that 😀

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

          Well I'm a big Firmino fan and if Cazorla keeps his start it might well work out!

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 11 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            Cheers, I'll probably bring one of Haz/Sanchez ack on WC in GW 8.

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      not bad.... Aguero captain of course against swansea?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 11 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Oh yes!