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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. AFC49
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

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

    1FT, 1.2 ITB

    Barkley > Antonio
    Gray > Iheanacho?

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

      YES!

      Or just get Antonio and play Capoue instead of Gray :)))

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

      I had the same choice and did Gray > Nacho. WCing next week fwiw.

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

      Both are sound choices. Not tempted by Eriksen?

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

    I hadn't realised that Dirk Kuyt was playing for Feyenoord tonight

    He must be in his 40's

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

    A. Barkley > Antonio away at WBA or...
    B. Barkley > Eriksen home to Sunderland

    My head says B, but don't fancy missing out on another Antonio haul!

    Cheers.

  4. sergioaguero67
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Captain?

    A. Costa
    B. Ibra
    C. Hazard
    D. Cazorla

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

      B

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

      Neither.

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

      b

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

      C

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

      B

  5. janowsc
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Bench Gray or Capoue?

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

      Gray... in my opinion.

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

      Has Gray been punished yet by the FA?

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

    Barkley to who? Have Antonio already, 0 mil itb

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

      Defour, Chadli?

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

    On the teams Kun has played against on 5 or more, he's scored 0.3 goals per game against Swansea (he's worst goals per game ratio)

    Also he might of but I can't remember 1 goal he's scored at Swansea ! Kun = GW8

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

      different Swansea this season

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

      Ballsy

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

      Who are his best teams out of interest?

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

        Currently in the premier league:
        Spurs 1.1
        United 0.9
        Stoke 0.8

        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          Spurs GW7 😉

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

            I'll take my chances on Lukaku out scoring him in both gameweek 6 & 7

            Have 4.3 in the bank so should have enough to cover any Kun price rises

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

    Who do I bench?

    Barkley (3-4-3)
    Redmond (3-4-3)
    Negredo (3-5-2)

    Hazard Sterling Barkley Antonio Redmond
    Ibra Costa Negredo

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

      negredo

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

        I was thinking this. Though Barkley will probably not even start so Negredo will autosub anyway lol

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

          thats the way barkley do.

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

      N

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

        Thanks

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

      Negredo for me.

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

        Thanks

    4. Ibracadabra
      • 15 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Redmond may not even start after the performances the likes of Long, Rodriguez, etc. put in tonight. If he does, it may be as a wide player rather than up front, but I'd still bench Barkley.

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

    Bottomed.

    How does this plan sound?

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

    Thanks

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

      Sounds good.

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

        Cheers.

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

      Seems like good moves. You'll definitely need Liverpool cover for GW6 and 7 and Aguero is Aguero. The question is whether Cazorla can keep it up or not (whether Arsenal keep getting pens)

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

        Caz will get the odd assist too. Overall he'll be better than Rondon.

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

          as long as he can keep himself fit, I see him as a brilliant pick. Much better than Rondon yes! 😉

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

    Score prediction

    Chelsea - Liverpool
    Leicester - Burnley
    Everton - Middlesbrough
    Watford - United

    My tips:
    1-2
    1-0
    2-1
    0-1

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

      2-2
      1-1
      2-0
      0-4

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

        0-4, is Watford that bad? 😀

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

          United will want to put on a show after 2 defeats

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

            yeah I can see them having a completely different attitude on Sunday

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

      2-3
      2-0
      4-0
      0-3

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

        wow! Lukaku or Zlatan (C)? 😉

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

          Lukaku ofc 😉

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

            My captain atm too. Expecting at least another hattrick

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

      Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (Willian 1, Mané 2)
      Leicester 1-0 Burnley (Mahrez)
      Everton 2-0 Middlesbrough (Lukaku 1, Mirallas 1)
      Watford 1-0 United (Capoue)

      Assists: Firmino, Albrighton, Mirallas, Pereyra.

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

        ahh Mane! Thanks! 😀

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

        haha and Capoue! 😉

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

          I predicted Island to beat England (here) and all the Island goalscorers (on Daily 7).

          (:

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

            and who are you captaining?? 😉

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

              Lukaku as of right now. But I don't have Mané... was thinking to transfer him now so I'll go with him I think.

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

                Mane is often an underrated captain option on here but don't know whether I can handle a potential Friday captain fail..

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

                  Was thinking about that too. But as we all know Lukaku is a troll. I have a feeling he might blank that's why I thought maybe Mané instead.

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

                    Typical Lukaku to fail in these easy matches where we are expecting 13 points 😉

  11. Fishy-o
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Will there be another price rise today or tomorrow?

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

      There are price rises every day. You can follow potential risers and fallers here: fplstatistics.co.uk

      *Although they aren't 100% accurate.

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

        Antonio, Lukaku and Capoue are potential risers today

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

    352 with Aguero/Ibra and Capoue 5th mid?

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

      Not for this week I hope

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

        long term

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

          Could work but if the forwards continue scoring it could backfire

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

            I imagine everyone will have both ibra and kun as well. confident that the 3rd forward points can be matched elsewhere.

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

      YES!

      But I'd rather Agüero - Lukaku.

  13. Evs
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Not a clue what to do next...

    Foster (Jaku)
    Willaims, Stones, Tony V (Amat, Friend)
    Haz, Firmino, Redmond, Sanchez. (Capoue)
    Zlatan, Gray, Lukakakaaaaaa

    0.6m itb

    Any suggestions please?

    I'm thinking of stinking, although Redmond and Frat doesn't sit well with me 🙄

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

      stinking - you don't want to do that

      1. Evs
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 14 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Oh no, that's not pleasant

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

      What's you Aguero plan EVS?

      1. Evs
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 14 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        Getting him back ASAP !

        So may stick this week.

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

          For Ibra?
          For hits?
          Or WC?

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

          Ah! You said stick, so probably have 2FTs planned for Kun.

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

    Foster
    Valencia Morgan Stones
    Redmond Lamela Hazard Barkley
    Benteke Costa Ibra

    Bench: Heaton Capoue Friend Amat

    1 FT, 3.4 ITB (which is virtually zero because I'm saving for Costa>Aguero after this GW)

    Anything I should change on the line-up or transfers?

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

      Barkley to Antonio or save and play Capoue for Barkley..

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

    Firmino or Mane going forward? Mane just seems so much exciting. Firmino would mean being able to have Bolasie & Monreal instead of Capoue & Baines tho.

    1. Oliver Tockman
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Firmino for sure. Playing in a more advanced role + hes cheaper

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

      Mane better, Firmino better value in a season where every 0.1 counts.

    3. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Firmino. Capoue and Baines are a better option atm anyway

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

        I have Williams already. Arsenal def cover be nice. Would mean Capoue my 4th mid not 5th.

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

    Which combo for this week? WCing this weekend.

    A) Antonio + Lukaku
    B) Nolito + Iheanacho
    C) Any other combo for 16.2m

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

      B

  17. Milan1986
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    5 MID which one to put on bench this GW?

    A) Hazard
    B) Cazorla
    C) Capoue
    D) Snodgrass
    E) Rodwell

    i am thinking Rodwell out!!

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

      E

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

      Rodwell

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

        Definitely Rodwell

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

      Why have you got rodwell

      1. Milan1986
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        to save cash for
        Bravo
        Baines, Walker, Valancia
        Ibra, Benteka, Lukaku and 4.1 ITB to go Lukaku to Kun next week

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

    Is having Holebas, Capoue and Deeney too much?

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

      *from GW6

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

      Yes, you only need Capoue tbh...

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

      Probably not tbf

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

      far too much

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

      Not necessarily. Holebas may not play on your team each week, and same with Capoue. So, I don't see it as having 3 Watford starters on a weekly basis. I am considering the same thing.

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

    Benteke (c)

    Who's with me?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Tempting!

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

      I had Gray (C) last week, so I'll be crazy enough to do Benteke (C)

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

      A mess. Good luck with that!

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

    Jay Rod goal

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

    I'm looking at a fer/Capoue rotation pair after next week. releases lot's of value for strikers (cough Aguero), now who to ditch for him?

    Probably Ozil

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

      Really like Fer aswell

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

        Think he's an under the radar pick at the mpment because the team aren't doing well, but he's scored 3 goals already.

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

          Yeah, deffo on my WC radar

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

      Unfavorable fixtures...Snodgrass seems bettter, but more expensive.

  22. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Foster, Pickford
    Valencia, Williams, Collins, Evans, Amat
    Hazard, Sterling, Cazorla, Antonio, Capoue
    Ibrahimovic, Costa, Benteke

    1FT

    Costa to Lukaku?

    Costa on form but Lukaku has fixtures. Planned to ditch Ibra & Costa next week for Aguero & Lukaku but leaves me 0.0 in bank so can't afford to miss Lukaku's rise tonight.

    Should I do it?

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

      Go for it. No point in missing out if it's part if your longer term plans.

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

    Just got back from work...

    Any injuries tonight?

  24. Zlatans little helper
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Surely Lukaku will rise tonight?

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

    Best transfer to do this week?
    A. Gray > Benteke
    B. Gray > Nacho
    C. Tadic > Mane/Firmino
    D. Januazi> Antonio

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

      A

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

      Definitely not C, Tadic is in form at home. I would do A or D, unless you plan to WC next week in which case B, lol.

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

      A

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

      I prob am planning on WCing next week if that matters?

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

        A or B then.

    5. n-doggg
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      B for one week

  26. CrouchDown
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Foster Jakup
    Shaw Stones Evans Pieters Amat
    Hazard Tadic Lamela Barkley Capoue
    Ibra Costa Gray

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

      Not this week

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

      I WC that very team

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

      Save and use your transfer on Barkley or Lamela

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

      Yeah. Save for next GW

  27. how now brown cow
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Barkley & Defoe -> Capoue & Lukaku -4

    Leaves enough cash itb for Ibra->Kun next week if Kun drops 0.1

    Worth it or not?

    1. n-doggg
      • 11 Years
      7 years, 9 months ago

      Yes, although it's doubtful Kun will drop so don't pin your hopes on that

      1. how now brown cow
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 9 months ago

        -90.6 on fplstats. Still a chance I think.

        1. n-doggg
          • 11 Years
          7 years, 9 months ago

          If people haven't transferred out now why would they bother for one GW when they have to get him back anyway. It's s possibility but definitely not a certain

          1. how now brown cow
            • 9 Years
            7 years, 9 months ago

            It's called blind optimism

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

      i dont think kun is dropping anytime soon

  28. n-doggg
    • 11 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    As a Redmond owner I'm taking the fact he was benched for the Europa is a good thing for his minutes on Sunday?

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

      Me too. That would be how we'd have viewed a Tadic rest.

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

    nacho benteke kane vardy

    choose one for this week only until kun back have lukaku and ibra

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

      I'd probably take a punt on Nacho if I was in that position.

  30. BrockLanders
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 9 months ago

    Play Valencia or AOA and play Capoue?

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

      Valencia

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

        This

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

      Capoue against utd is stupid