Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Wednesday

The festive fixture list finally draws to its conclusion this evening as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane at 8pm.

Four of the top seven captains for Gameweek 20 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku – have already found the net earlier in the week.

The remaining three, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, have it all to do, then, with Costa the most popular of that trio – 11.6% have backed the Spain international, compared to Hazard (4.7%) and Kane’s 2.8%.

Costa, certainly, has been the more impressive of the Chelsea pair on his travels – the Spain international has scored eight away goals compared to Hazard’s two.

Yet the league leaders won’t have it easy – Spurs boast the tightest home defence in the top-flight, with just five goals against in front of their own fans.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been similarly resilient, conceding just one goal in six away matches since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 set-up.

Nonetheless, many Fantasy managers will be keeping a keen eye on Kane along with Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen, with the fixtures set to smile kindly on Spurs from Gameweek 21 onwards.

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  1. Lizard Lips
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Many people seem reluctant to ditch Hazard but I see Chelsea becoming more defensive and he's looked, from an FPL pov, over priced recently.

      1. Phil Dagger ⭐
          1 year, 1 month ago

          hazard to Phillips
          origi to aguero
          were 2 of my transfers last week

          happy with costa

      2. klavan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Best option for third striker. I have no money for defoe.
        A) negredo
        B) Wilson

        1. Moin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Andre Gray

        2. AndyCook
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Wilson has fixtures

          • Mr Dave
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Wilson, Bournemouth are a more attacking team than boro

          • sbasty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Thoughts on this WC team? Not doing great this year, so suggestions appreciated..

            Hennessey Grant
            Aké Walker Baines Chambers Brunt
            Alli Lallana Sánchez Traoré Stanislas
            Costa Ibrahimovic Gray

            Cheers!

            1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 1 month ago

              don't like the traore, stan and gray pick...downgrade Ibra to Lukaku and use the spare cash to upgrade the mids?

          • Kingsley Royal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Current team:

            Pickford Grant
            Alonso Lovren Evans Holebas Amat
            Hazard Sanchez Eriksen Phillips Fletcher
            Costa Ibra Origi

            £1.8m ITB

            For a -4 would you:

            A) Origi + Hazard > Giroud + Firminio (£1.5m ITB)
            B) Origi + Hazard > Kun + Stanislas (£0.7m ITB)
            C) Origi + Hazard > Lukaku + Firminio (£0.6m ITB)

            Kun seems to be the safe bet, but Giroud and Lukaku have better fixtures and Firminio gives me Liverpool coverage. Help!

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          • My little Bony
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Rookie question, but am having an ongoing argument with a guy in work here..Please help us settle.
              Is there any expiry date on 2nd WC? As in do we need to use it or lose it before a certain GW? Thanks

              1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 1 month ago

                goes on until the end of the season

                1. My little Bony
                    1 year, 1 month ago

                    Cheers, I was right so! 😀

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Deadline is end of season. It used to be first week of Feb.

              2. ROOTY7
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Anyone know if any past FPL winners had a +100k rank at the half way stage?

                • Darklord_bg
                    1 year, 1 month ago

                    Is it worth it to do Siggy, Fletcher and Origi to Alli, Phillips and Campbell for -8?

                    I already have Eriksen.

                  • Totti
                      1 year, 1 month ago

                      front 8
                      sanchez sterling lallana allen coquelin
                      aguero ibra costa

                      aguero and allen -> alli and giroud
                      A) Yay
                      B) Nay

                      1. Mr Dave
                          1 year, 1 month ago

                          Nay, aguero as we all know will turn up with massive scoring weeks, and Allen is a good attacking option in the #10 role he's been playing, sticks have fairly easy fixtures over next few games, and aguero will score regardless of who the opponent is

                          1. Totti
                              1 year, 1 month ago

                              giroud has a very temting fixtures
                              and alli is also in form

                              1. Totti
                                  1 year, 1 month ago

                                  tempting*

                          2. Mr Dave
                              1 year, 1 month ago

                              Current team....

                              Randolph, grant

                              Lovren Valencia alonso ake mcauley

                              Allen, hazard, Phillips, Sanchez, lallana

                              Lukaku, costa, giroud

                              Proposed wildcard team....

                              Randolph, grant

                              Rose, brunt, baines, Daniels, van dijk

                              Stanislas, Phillips, Pedro, coutinho, Alli,

                              Ibrahimovic, costa, Kane,

                              Is it worth sticking with the original team or twisting with the wildcard team?

                              1. AndyCook
                                  1 year, 1 month ago

                                  Hold. Your WC is a bit risky in areas and too striker heavy. Could be better

                                  1. AndyCook
                                      1 year, 1 month ago

                                      If you want to WC get rid of one of your strikers for Defoe, Pedro to Sanchez and downgrade one of your bench players - defence probably, it's too expensive

                                      1. AndyCook
                                          1 year, 1 month ago

                                          And a benching pain

                                          1. Mr Dave
                                              1 year, 1 month ago

                                              Thanks, are we still thinking Sanchez will continue to be scoring high? Having been pushed out wide to accommodate giroud?

                                    • AndyCook
                                        1 year, 1 month ago

                                        Heaton, Pickford
                                        Holebas, Alonso, Cedric, Walker, Amat
                                        Lallana, Sanchez, Eriksen, De Roon, Phillips
                                        Aguero, Ibra, Defoe

                                        1FT, hold? Don't mind taking hits

                                      • ChuckN
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 year, 1 month ago

                                        Thoughts on this WC team? Behind by 100 in my ML.

                                        Grant Rudolph
                                        Alonso Baines McAuley Chambers Ake
                                        Sanchez Alli Pogba Phillips Snodgrass
                                        Lukaku Giroud Defoe

                                        1. AndyCook
                                            1 year, 1 month ago

                                            Too light up top, Alonso maybe not great value for money right now and benching nightmare.

                                          • Your Man With The Hair
                                              1 year, 1 month ago

                                              Strikers are way too light. You need at least 1 from Costa, Aguero, Ibra, Kane. In that order of preference imo

                                              1. ChuckN
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 year, 1 month ago

                                                yeah was looking for depth i guess

                                                my current squad:

                                                Foster Jaku
                                                Lovren Jones Pieters Francis Amat
                                                Sanchez Alli Walcott Lallana Phillips
                                                Ibra Costa Diomande

                                                1.9m ITB

                                                1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                    1 year, 1 month ago

                                                    That looks 100 points better to me. Use funds to upgrade a defender, or if you want to go punty to make up a gap, bring in Aguero for Costa? I've brought him in for Kane this week in the hope I catch a brace before rivals jump up his bandwagon.

                                                    1. ChuckN
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 year, 1 month ago

                                                      thanks, appreciate the feedback

                                                      1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                          1 year, 1 month ago

                                                          No problem.

                                              2. Az - Mozampique Manager
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                1 year, 1 month ago

                                                Was feeling a bit miserable after my 3 Chelsea players failed last night and I took a red arrow... but nice to come on the boards and see people with similar problems and similar ranks (around 200k).

                                                We'll get through this!

                                                1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                    1 year, 1 month ago

                                                    I had Alonso, Costa and Kane all blank last night. Still got a green arrow and up into 5 figures for first time since GW1, but annoyed as little gains made in the mini leagues.

                                                2. Heavy Data
                                                    1 year, 1 month ago

                                                    Tempted to downgrade Alonso to Reid and then upgrade Lallana to Alli. Not sure, leaves me with no Chelsea defense and a squad that looks like

                                                    Heaton/Pickford
                                                    Ake/Reid/Baines/Chambers/Brunt
                                                    Sanchez/Can/Alli/Phillips/Stanislas
                                                    Ibrahimovic/Aguero/Costa

                                                  • Pegboy
                                                      1 year, 1 month ago

                                                      Feels nice having Lukaku back in the team. When I was doing well earlier in the season it was due to having him + 1 premium striker, which allows a much better midfield. Leaves my current team :

                                                      Hennessey (Jaku)
                                                      Alonso Walker Jones (Evans) (Amat)
                                                      Sanchez Hazard Alli Eriksen Phillips
                                                      Ibra Lukaku (Diomande)

                                                    • QPRUTD - BLINDIAN
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 year, 1 month ago

                                                      Took a huge risk last gameweek

                                                      Costa, Hazard, Zaha --->Out
                                                      Alli, Aguero(c), Philips ----> In

                                                      Fortunately ended up with 75 pts.

                                                      But now I feel like getting rid of aguero already, to get costa and defoe IN.
                                                      What u guys say??

                                                      1. Your Man With The Hair
                                                          1 year, 1 month ago

                                                          I say you a goddamn crazy mo fo.

                                                      2. jockeball
                                                          1 year, 1 month ago

                                                          Tell me. If u could do any changes in this squad, who in who out?
                                                          - GK: Pickford (inj) - Heaton
                                                          - DEF: Kelly - Lenihan - Walker - Holebas - Aké
                                                          - MID: Sanchez - Hazard - Allen - Stanislas - Lallana
                                                          - FOR: Zlatan - Kane - Rondon

                                                          Thanks.

                                                        • sslad1
                                                            1 year, 1 month ago

                                                            Who will get more points in the next 10 fixtures?
                                                            a)Lukaku
                                                            b)Hazard

                                                          • Kingsley Royal
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 year, 1 month ago

                                                            REPOST:
                                                            Current team:

                                                            Pickford Grant
                                                            Alonso Lovren Evans Holebas Amat
                                                            Hazard Sanchez Eriksen Phillips Fletcher
                                                            Costa Ibra Origi

                                                            £1.8m ITB

                                                            For a -4 would you:

                                                            A) Origi + Hazard > Giroud + Firminio (£1.5m ITB)
                                                            B) Origi + Hazard > Kun + Stanislas (£0.7m ITB)
                                                            C) Origi + Hazard > Lukaku + Firminio (£0.6m ITB)

                                                            Kun seems to be the safe bet, but Giroud and Lukaku have better fixtures and Firminio gives me Liverpool coverage. Help!

                                                            ML rival has Kun

                                                          • Morgs
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 year, 1 month ago

                                                            Haz to Alli this week and Kane to Costa next?

                                                          • ZLATANisKING
                                                              1 year, 1 month ago

                                                              What to do with this team?

                                                              Heaton (Jaku)
                                                              Alonso Daniels Mckauley (amat, kingsle)
                                                              sanchez haxard alli lallana philips
                                                              zlatan costa (anichebe)

                                                              1FT 0.4 ITB WC available
                                                              P.S: i do not believe in rotation

                                                              Please suggest!!!

                                                            • troller
                                                                1 year, 1 month ago

                                                                chelsea defender essential for the forecoming fixtures?