Captains

Captain Poll – Gameweek 14

With a home tie against a Swansea City side that has shipped 11 goals in their last four league outings, Harry Kane (10.8) is surely set to be among the front-runners at the top of this week’s Captain poll.

Already subject to more than 28,000 transfers in since Saturday morning, it is clear many Fantasy Premier League managers are already looking to secure the 7.7% owned striker in their squads ahead of this fixture.

His team-mate Christian Eriksen (8.1) could provide an interesting differential for those shunning the Spurs striker. His goal against Chelsea had been long overdue, with the 4.7% owned Dane having more goal attempts than any other midfielder without scoring in the previous four matches.

Even though Chelsea prevailed 2-1 in that encounter, Eriksen’s strike demonstrated that the Blues 3-4-3 formation, which had kept six clean sheets in a row prior to Gameweek 13, can be breached.

This puts 43.9% owned Sergio Aguero (13.1) firmly in the running for a shot at the summit of this week’s poll, when Manchester City welcome Antonio Conte’s troops to the Etihad this weekend.

With a brace and maximum FPL bonus against Burnley on Saturday, the Argentine’s stock has increased markedly since his disappointing blank away to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 12.

His 10.9% owned team-mate Kevin De Bruyne (10.8) was only a substitute at Turf Moor but is expected to start for this top of the table match to present a solid alternative.

In contrast, City’s defence has been poor all season, having kept just two clean sheets. This retains the 43.7% owned Diego Costa (10.6) as a strong contender, having scored or assisted in all bar one of his six away league games this term.

However, it would be a surprise to see 32.8% owned Eden Hazard (10.2) feature highly, having recorded just the one goal and a single assist on this travels, and with blanks in his last two Gameweeks.

Like Aguero, Alexis Sanchez (11.3) was another premium player to serve up a brace in Gameweek 13, during Arsenal’s 3-1 home victory over Bournemouth. 

The Chilean travels to a West Ham side that also suffers frailties in defence, conceding five goals in their last four home encounters. Meanwhile, the 22.7% owned midfielder, who continues to be fielded as a central striker by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, has scored five of his eight goals on the road.

Despite a six-game scoring drought earlier this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (11.1) has remained a popular captaincy choice, with 13.01% of FPL managers handing him the armband in Gameweek 13.

He rewarded them with a goal and maximum bonus at home to West Ham, which could yet see him figure highly in this week’s poll, ahead of a trip to Goodison Park. The Toffees have failed to keep a clean sheet since Gameweek 10 and will be low on confidence after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat away to Southampton.

Philippe Coutinho’s likely absence this weekend through injury, when Liverpool travel to Bournemouth, leaves Roberto Firmino (8.8) and Sadio Mane (9.2) as the key captaincy contenders among the Reds’ ranks.

Of the two, the Brazilian has the edge over his Senegalese team-mate on the road, in terms of both shooting accuracy and chance creation.

Firmino took a knock at the end of  Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Sunderland but is expected to be fit in time for the weekend.

Sunderland’s hosting of a Leicester City side which has conceded a joint league high 16 goals on their travels, presents the poll with a duo of differential armband options.

Seven goals this campaign has taken 19% owned Jermaine Defoe (7.5)’s FPL points tally to 74, just one behind Aguero, making him a strong contender in this week’s vote.

Considering the porous nature of the Foxes’ defence, Defoe’s cut-price team-mate Victor Anichebe (4.6) also emerges as an intriguing option. The 3.2% owned Nigerian has scored three goals in as many games since breaking into the Black Cats first XI earlier this month.

Joining Leicester with 16 goals conceded away from home is Hull City, which offers the chance for Alvaro Negredo (6.2) to garner votes when the Tigers visit Middlesbrough. Against the Foxes at the weekend he served up a brace, his first league goals since Gameweek 1.

We will be back to check in on progress in the poll later this week when we deliver our “Captain Sensible” article offering an analysis of the results and the statistics behind the leading contenders.

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  1. Ciro Di Marzio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Is Pedro a good option to replace cout?
    Already have firm, sig and haz but can't afford wallcot.

    Options are
    A Pedro
    B Walcott for -4

    This is doing my head in!

    1. Simon Says...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Having a similar battle. As a Hazard owner, I think getting Pedro may be too much (for this weekend at least) - so may be worth a short term punt move instead

      1. Simon Says...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Just looking again at your options - I'd go Walcott.

    2. Ciro Di Marzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Cheers man. I agree that haz and Pedro is overkill but the budget options are not too good. Might just take that hit.

    3. Ruffio
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I've got same mid as you with zaha as 5

      Got a bit more cash by the sounds also considering pogba. Eriksen. Think I'm leaning towards wally as no Arsenal cover

  2. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Transfers done
    Stones & Coutinho to Cedric & Eriksen

    Foster (Pickford)

    Cedric, Morgan,Mcauley(Holebas,Amat)

    Firmino,Sanchez ,Eriksen, Hazard(Capoue)

    Aguero, Austin , Rondon

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Had 2 frees

    2. Ciro Di Marzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Decent transfers, love that midfield.

    3. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      My view on Ericksen is that he is a Barkley. That means he is incosistent and soft, both in reality as well as in FPL. Good luck though. I think you should get rid of Morgan at some point. And in general i prefer Costa from Haz. Otherwise a nice team, very similar to mine

      1. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Thanks ,

        Yes Morgan is well and truly on the chop list , Stones just won the race this week (price drop swung it)

      2. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Eriksen has served me well in spells in years find by
        Am hoping the goal at the weekend and the good fixtures kick start of his little streaks

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Glad you kept Sanchez then??

  3. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Is Holgate a realistic option for a cheap fifth mid (4.1) or is he not nailed?

    1. John t penguin
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      you mean Holgate the everton defender who doesn't play

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 8 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Ooops. Was looking at his GW history back to front! Thanks

    2. VS10_
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Look at his minutes played?

  4. BB-8
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Since we're doing this, Theo v/s West Ham-

    10 games
    5 goals
    4 assists

    1. RustyBz
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      1 new baby

      1. BB-8
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        And this 😉

    2. Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I'm not sure if that is OK or not to be honest. 10 games covers several seasons no? How many games did he blank in? He could have got that haul in 2-3 games meaning he's blanked in 7-8?

      1. BB-8
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        I'm not sure but I think it's over 4-5 games. That's actually pretty good imo

        1. Gideons Rolling Another One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          It's good. But then there is the likes of Lukaku scoring 7 games in a row against West Ham! Or Sanchez scoring every games against Hull. Or Costa scoring every game against Everton.

          There are historic scores that can almost be a guaranteed point haul. That said Hazard used to love scoring against Spurs until he stopped this GW.

          1. BB-8
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            Yup, no guarantees

            1. Gideons Rolling Another One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Cheers for the prompt though BB-8.

              Big fan of any possible historic patterns that could be combined with good current day stats – Sometimes reveals a possible armband pick. Certainly food for thought. I liked the Eriksen one on the previous page, but he is flakey at best that guy. One goal only this season!

              1. BB-8
                • 5 Years
                4 years, 10 months ago

                I'm considering Eriksen and Alli too. Eriksen on set pieces but he's a proper troll

    3. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Theo this season:
      12 games
      6 goals
      3 assists

      Almost as good as his wesh Ham record.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        In the prem:

        5 goals 3 assists in first 8 matches

        1 goal in last 4

        1. BB-8
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          In MID, TOT, mun we scored 2 goals. Arsenal score goals= Theo points.

  5. The Hindu Monkey
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    my defence is an absolute horror show this week and have already taken a hit for phil to siggy - help

    Pickford
    Fuchs Mustafi Holebas
    Firmino Sanchez (c) Hazard Siggy
    Aguero Austin Anichebe

    Heaton Fletcher Kelly Kingsley

    3.2m in bank

    A. Fuchs to Walker for a hit?
    B. Kelly to Gibson for a hit?
    C. Leave and pray...

    1. The Hindu Monkey
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      sorry, not taken a hit, just used free to do Phil to Siggy

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Definitely not A

    3. Simon Says...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Not that much of a horror show. Think you may get a couple of cleanies there.

      Don't chase clean sheets for hits.

  6. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Anyone else looking at Moses as 4th or 5th mid after this week
    5.6 I like for the good run of fixtures

    1. The Hindu Monkey
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      yeah

    2. RustyBz
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Maybe. Too pricey for 5th mid though and probably not good enough for 4th

    3. greghammer95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Not as a 4th mid, better options out there for the same price as a 5th.

      He'll frustrate beyond belief I imagine. Would rather have Alonso in my team and play 4-3-3 every week. Same total price but will get defensive returns also.

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        This , way better option

    4. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Leaning towards one of Moses or Eriksen.

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      nope, just get alonso, same position and get clean sheets

  7. Scotty B
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Who is the best option out of these?
    Considering fixtures and form

    Austin
    Defoe
    Rondon
    Negredo

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Austin I would say

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Austin, quite comfortably

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Charlie

    4. MQ
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Austin

    5. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I think Defoe long term will score more than Austin. But i went with Austin since he is cheaper and served well till now

    6. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Austin, I have him C at the moment for his next game v palace. I have Defoe too though, 2 nice fixtures for him and then might reassess

  8. VS10_
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    When you have taken a -12 hit to get rid of Coutinho, Lukaku, Gündogan and switch from 352 to 343, but you still have a defence of Fuchs, Williams, Holebas, Evans, Amat. 😆

    1. MQ
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Living the same nightmare! Cheers!

      1. VS10_
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        🙂

    2. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Omg. Good luck with that. Williams is the biggest disappointment for me this year. Shipped him for Cedric already

      1. VS10_
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Thanks. Alonso is coming in next week, maybe Cedric too for another hit...

    3. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      On -12 too.... Sanchez just too good not to have 😉

      1. VS10_
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        gl

      2. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Pickford (Heaton)

        Nyom Brunt Walker (Alonso Amat)
        Hazard Mata Siggy Sanchez (Sims)
        Aguero Austin(C)Defoe

        woukd you guys start Alonso v city or double on West Brom as I have above?

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Who did you bring in?

      1. VS10_
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Kane, Austin, Snoddy, De Roon. Diomande went too with the 3 mentioned. Next week is basically a "bye week".

        1. MQ
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          That WC when U need it

  9. tattywelshie
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Just noticed something...person at the top of FPL...no playing subs on his team at all, and hardly any transfers made, makes you wonder doesn't it!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/697747/event/13

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Most depressing thing is that he is 190 points ahead of me by having Fletcher as his 4th mid.

      1. tattywelshie
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        I know!!! I cant work it out!!! He's obviously just lucky/awesome!

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Ha ha,

  10. greghammer95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Any news on Coutinho?

    I'm thinking a straight swap to Eriksen if its serious? Somewhat differential, having said that Kane is a differential in himself at the moment with c 10% ownership.

    Prior to this GW I was set on doing Aguero to Kane, now not so easy. Or do I do both?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Not both, that's for sure. Wouldn't want to lose Kun either. Guess that means straight swap.

    2. RustyBz
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Not yet.

      I'd rather own Kane + another midfielder. Pedro, Siggy, Walcott all good options

      1. greghammer95
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Finding it hard to not have City cover. De Bruyne is frustrating as is Sterling.

        If I wasn't bothered about City I would do Aguero to Kane & Coutinho to Eriksen this week (2 FT's) then next week Shaq to Siggy.

  11. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    hi, 2FT: best move pls? thnx

    1 cout + lukaku > haz + defoe
    2 cout + lukaku > siggy + kane
    3 cout > Mane (save ft)
    4 cout > Sigur (save ft)

    5 -4 cout + lukaku + pieters > mane + defoe + alonso
    6 -4 cout + lukaku + pieters > haz + negredo/anichebe + alonso

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Most will say 2

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      2 easily

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      2 - fly the W

    4. MQ
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      2 definitely

  12. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Lukaku > Kane and Kosc > Cedric for free?

    1. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I would do it. Arsenal defence is leaky ..

    2. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Yes

  13. Scott10
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Foster
    Alonso,Walker,Fuchs
    Hazard,firmino,Ozil,Ali,snod
    Austin,Kun

    Any suggestions for transfers? Thinking maybe Fuchs out? Thanks in advance

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Subs? Money ITB?

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Fuchs to Cedric or McAuley if you have a free transfer.

    3. Scott10
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      0.5 itb 1 transfer

  14. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks for all the replies to my earlier question.
    Coutinho and Anichebe to Zaha and Austin gives me....

    Foster
    Alonso, McCauley, Pieters
    Sanchez, Hazard, Firminho, Sigurdsson
    Kane (C),Defoe, Austin (VC)

    (Zaha, Azpi, Amat, Jaku)

    £0.9m ITB for Amat to Cedric next week.

    Good to go?

  15. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    What do we think might be the cause of Walcott's downturn in stats Since Boro (h) ?

    3 home fixtures including Boro themselves, Bournemouth and Spurs. United game was tough for Arsenal granted but they've decreased quite a bit on average compared to first 8 fixtures.

    Are the upcoming fixtures good enough to turn it around? West Ham (a), Stoke (h), Everton (a), Man City (a)

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Cazorla?

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        plus Bellerin, must be having an affect on Walcott's service / marking

      2. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Completely forgot about him. Will compare Sanchez and Ozil over the same period too.

      3. greghammer95
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Good shout.

        I'm keeping hold, saves me having to change my entire team for Sanchez. Budget Arsenal option, always seems to do well against West Ham.

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          I'm definitely keeping for now anyway.

      4. A.T
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Bingo

    2. pompeyfan
      • 12 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      he will always be streaky and not to be relied upon for very consistent returns

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        He wasn't really that streaky for the first 8 though. Only happened since Cazorla got injured which seems to be the big factor here

        1. pompeyfan
          • 12 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          but he has been in previous seasons, so we couldn't expect it to last forever. If he was super consistent he'd be priced accordingly.

          1. Irish Madridista ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            He's like a new signing this season, new mentality 😉

            1. pompeyfan
              • 12 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              yep, very much so i'm sure - at least that's what the non-Sanchez, but Walcott owners are telling themselves 😉

              1. Irish Madridista ⭐
                • 11 Years
                4 years, 10 months ago

                😆 you betcha!

          2. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            One of the reasons he hasn't been consistent though is because he hasn't had a regular place in the starting XI.

            Often referred to as "FPL gold" when he's in the team.

            1. pompeyfan
              • 12 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              true, that's a factor, but let's not forget the disappointment he has also brought in the past!

    3. BB-8
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      He tends to do well when we score a lot. Alexis' stats dried off a bit in those games too. Next 2 maybe 3 can have a lot of goals. After gw 17 it's absolutely beautiful

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Ozil, Sanchez and Walcott's stats have mostly decreased since Cazorla went out the team but Walcott's is probably the most dramatic

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I remember Jonty posting an article a while back about how Bellerin creates the space for Walcott. The article was about Arsenal playing like they did with Bergkamp.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/13/how-mesut-ozil-and-alexis-sanchez-are-taking-arsenal-back-to-the/

    5. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      It's not just a Walcott thing I don't think. Doing a team comparison of Arsenal GW1-8 vs Arsenal GW9-13 shows a team slide in stats.

      Haven't taken the time to investigate more thoroughly than this though!

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Is a team thing but out of the 3 main attackers - Ozil, Sanchez and Walcott, it's Theo's stats who have dropped off the most. Did he that minor injury too

    6. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Is Bellerin in line to do a Snodgrass and return in 2 weeks instead of the annoying 6 reported that caused me to ship him out for a hit and lose 14 points in the process. Argh. /rant.

      1. Irish Madridista ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Happened me too man, except I shipped Ibra at the same time, right before his brace 😉

        1. fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          At least Ibra was fit. I had all intention of holding on to Snodgrass for 7-8 fixtures. Phelan and gang came out saying he's gone for 6 weeks blah blah. FPL had him out for 4-6 weeks. Next thing I read after shipping him out the following week is that he's in light training and will be on the bench. To make things worse, useless Sterling whom I transferred him to was rotated by Pep, and Snodgrass came on for 14. I lost 18 points there.

  16. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Think it's time to use my wildcard before prices rise again.

    Will have to lose Koscielny unless I get Anichibe instead of Austin.

    Think Koscielny to Lovren and Deeney to Austin instead of keeping Koscielny and settling for Anichibe instead is the better move, no?

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      100%

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Arsenal fixtures over Christmas, though?

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Lot of money in defence though, if I want Costa, Kun and Sanchez I have to make sacrifices somewhere.

  17. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I think my entire defence has averaged ~10 points per GW all season.

    3m ITB; what's the move?

    Cech Jako
    Brunt Evans Holebas Amat Kingsley

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Probably Kingsley > Alonso

    2. ROOTY7
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Amat--> Cedric

    3. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      wow that defence..Upgrade Kingsley and Brunt to Cedric (or VVD?) and a Spurs defender.

    4. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I got 5 points this GW including GK.

  18. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Anyone else potentially going to be forced into a boring transfer to bring in a backup to Heaton this weekend?

    1. Swan - Villa Proud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Already made 2FT, but will take s hit if I have too. May just ship to Pickford and use the cash to upgrade Evans->Alonso down the road

      1. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Thinking Valdes or Pickford personally. Don't want to be left in a position where I have no playing GK again, and Jaku is useless backup.

        Problem with Pickford is that it might lead to that situation re-occurring, and I don't exactly think I'll be getting much from Sunderland in terms of CS pts

  19. greghammer95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I'm most likely bringing in one of Kane/Eriksen this week, even if I do this I can't get away from Defoe (C), so far this season I've had awful luck with captaincy (Aguero peno miss -2, Cout this week).

    What could go wrong? DEFOEEEEEE

    1. A.T
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Anichebe to steal his points 🙂
      At least that's what I'm telling myself as I'm tempted to play him.

  20. Jazz!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Defoe to Austin a good move?

    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Yes

    2. BB-8
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Deffo

    3. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Long term Defoe will outscore him imo. Having said that i own Austin and im very happy with the points so far and cant wait for the fixtures! Good luck with whatever you choose.

    4. Jazz!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Cheers gents.

    5. greghammer95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I would wait a week, even then would you get rid of him before Swansea away?

      I have more pressing issues so he stay's for me, not sure where I would stand if my team was perfect though. Luxury transfer but Defoe also has the form and for the next 4 weeks three decent fixtures. After that I'll be shipping.

  21. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Will casuals somehow find this GWs standout player to own (Kane) or will his ownership remain sub 10 %? If he gets a hat-trick as the captain we will se ridic rises in ranking. The last time I made a decent captain choice I went from 600k to 100k (Luka in GW4).

    1. Swan - Villa Proud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      He'll rise a lot Friday Friday evening. Think he'll go above 10% but not by much.

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Likely, considering that he didn't score and Costa and Aguero got points

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I think a lot of plans to get him will have been shelved due to Coutinho issues

  22. Swan - Villa Proud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Bench one

    A) Allen(BUR)
    B) Siggy (tot)
    C) Evans (WAT), play AOA

    Leaning B, belive it or not

    1. tattywelshie
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      C

      1. Swan - Villa Proud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Fancy Swansea scoring? Would make it easier for me to sell Walker 🙂

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      A

    3. teki0s
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      similar situation to mine. i think the way to go is monitor the position allen will play (depending on who is available for Stoke) and make a final moment decision. If he plays in the advanced role i would go C, if not I would go A and bench Allen.

      1. Swan - Villa Proud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Cheers.

  23. Loker Joker
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Hi all, need some help! Current team:

    Foster / Heaton*
    Mustafi / Clyne / Amat / Pieters / Evans
    Hazard / Firm* / Cout* / Capoue / Gundog
    Lukaku / Kun / Austin

    2FT and 0.0 ITB. Any advice? Was thinking of cout + luk --> Kane + siggy, but 0.1m short now with the price shifts ):

  24. Ghost86
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Anyone else feel like they destroying there team to get Kane in?

    Need to take Deeney and Coutinho out

    A) Kane + Philips -4 no funds left
    B) Defoe + Siggy -4 can upgrade one defender to Rose/Walker next week
    C) Defoe + Eriksen 0.6m left

    Which option will get me most points say in the next 4?

    1. Steevo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      A, maybe with Fer. Kane should do very well in the next 4, and will be your captain for 3 of the games.

  25. davies
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Fuchs > Cedric (-4)

    A) This week (Coutinho > Walcott FT)
    B) Next week (Arnie > Siggy FT)

  26. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks Andy. Current team is:

    Heaton, Jakupovic
    Stones, Amat, Evans, Walker, Koscielny
    Pedro, Capoue, Sanchez, Phillips, Coutinho
    Aguero, Lukaku, Deeney

    Wildcard version:

    Heaton, Pickford
    Amat, Nyom, Cedric, Lovren, Walker
    Siggy, De Roon, Sanchez, Firmino, Phillips
    Austin, Aguero, Costa

    Go for it now?

    1. Swan - Villa Proud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Looks good Keep an eye on Walker and shift to Alonso if needed. Don't trust Spurs no matter the fixtures

  27. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Much Josh Sims love here (just catching up on weekends action on Sky highlights)

    Cracking talent. Playing right of MF (attacking). 4.5m in a Saints shirt...

    1. ROOTY7
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Would love to punt on him, but he wont be nailed.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Yeah. I'll be monitoring. I've de Roon as 5th MF (purely on price) but want to move him on. Ideal Candidate and could be better punt than Capoue in Saints team with attacking threat / fixtures. 4.5m is too good to ignore.

  28. ROOTY7
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Going to save my FT for this week.

    Stekelenburg
    Walker Brunt Holebas
    Hazard Firmino Sigurdsson Arnautovic
    Aguero Austin Kane

    Jaku Capoue Francis Amat

    G2G?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      GTG

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Hey there, a fellow Arnie owner! Surely we deserve a haul this weekend for our patience with him! GL

      1. ROOTY7
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Good to see im not the only one that has been stuck with him 🙂 yep had him for 5 weeks now and got nothing... surely hes gonna produce soon! Good luck to you too mate!

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Same! Stoke have a tough run coming up so he's out for Siggy next week even if he scores a ht...would be a nice goodbye present from him though 😉

  29. Ziegler1988
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    @IanDoyleSport
    JK on injuries: Lallana in a very good way, close to team training but not ready for Leeds. Sturridge not in team training. Firmino wait.

    1. Ziegler1988
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Ian Doyle ‏@IanDoyleSport 1m1 minute ago
      JK: I think Firmino will be okay, but not sure and that's all. Yesterday it was painful but I think he will be okay, not sure.
      Ian Doyle ‏@IanDoyleSport 1m1 minute ago
      JK: Coutinho we have to wait for a scan, then we will know how long he is out and we have to take it like it is.
      Ian Doyle ‏@IanDoyleSport 26s26 seconds ago
      JK: The best thing would be for Coutinho to not be out but it is not really likely.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Can't see Firmino being risked, we all saw the team Klopp put out in the lsat round, he's obviously not too bothered about the cup

  30. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Pick 1 to bench
    A) Kos WHU(A)
    B) Walker SWA(H)
    C) Lovren BOU(A)
    D) McAuley WAT(H)
    E) Allen BUR(H)
    Atm have Walker on bench (since I think and hope Sigurdsson scores)

    1. ROOTY7
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Tough, but id bench allen.

    2. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      A