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Watchlist Update – Left-backs dominate among defensive options

We are taking the opportunity of the international break to do a more in-depth update of our Watchlist.

Each option is ranked according to different factors to help managers work out their appeal for Fantasy Premier League.

We started off with the goalkeepers earlier this week, and now we’ve moved onto defenders.

Marcos Alonso (£6.8m) currently tops the defensive section of our Watchlist, which is no surprise given his form and fixtures. No player in the whole of FPL has more points than the Chelsea man thus far, who has registered a goal and five assists in the first four Gameweeks. Fantasy Football Scout members who read our analysis of Alonso earlier in the week will know that certain aspects of his form have the potential to be sustainable too. That is encouraging for the Spaniard as he prepares for favourable matches against Cardiff (home) and West Ham (away) up next.

Just behind Alonso is another of the triumvirate of premium left-backs in Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy (£6.4m). The Frenchman also has five assists to his name thus far, as well as returning points in every match of 2018/19. His presence in the final third is what has underpinned his distribution in the early part of the campaign, no defender receiving more passes in that area of the pitch than Mendy so far. Where he falls just below Alonso is potential for clean sheets. While City’s fixtures are a little kinder than Chelsea’s, the champions have conceded the same number of goals from half as many big chances.

Completing the trio of left-side full-backs is Andrew Robertson (£6.1m) who goes into Gameweek 5 also in top form. The Scottish international has collected three clean sheets, two assists and six bonus, the only defender with more additional points is Alonso. Robertson’s key strength is the amount of time he is spending in opposition penalty boxes; no defender has more than his 17 touches. His only detrimental factor is that of Unfavourable Fixtures, given that he faces Tottenham (away), Chelsea (away) and Manchester City (home) in the next four Gameweeks. Those three sides have combined for 30 goals scored since the start of the campaign.

Also carrying the Unfavourable Fixtures tag is Jose Holebas (£4.8m), but that doesn’t stop him from holding onto fourth place in our Watchlist. The Watford man has a goal and four assists in as many Gameweeks and is also the designated indirect free-kick and corner taker. The fact that he sits second for total score among defenders (34) despite keeping one clean sheet shows that he can continue to impress throughout a run of games that sees him face Manchester United (home) and Arsenal (away) between now and Gameweek 7. Crucially, an advantage he has over many of the in-vogue premium options is his price, although it is steadily on the rise.

Currently averaging 7.67 points per game, Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) is also worthy of a high place on our Watchlist. Despite missing out on the opening match of the campaign, only four defenders have scored more FPL points than him so far. Trippier’s appeal in 2018/19 has improved considerably since being handed some of Christian Eriksen’s (£9.4m) set-piece duties, including direct free-kicks. His corners have placed him joint-top of the list for chances created when we filter the numbers to just Gameweeks 2, 3 and 4 – the ones in which he has played. The former Burnley man is also top of the pile for crosses into the box during that time as well. However, we have to warn potential suitors that Trippier does carry the Rotation Risk factor with a busy schedule coming up for Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino’s propensity to swap him in and out of the starting line-up with Serge Aurier (£5.9m).

One of the few promising defensive assets at Manchester United in the first four Gameweeks has been Luke Shaw (£5.1m). He has a goal, an assist and a clean sheet to his name and has been the only member of the Red Devils’ back-four to start every match. Crucially, only Alonso has had more efforts on goal than Shaw at this point, suggesting that if he can hold onto his place in the team (with Ashley Young also available) Shaw can become the best route into the Man United defence. After all, a first clean sheet in Gameweek 4 suggests some promise for upcoming home meetings with Wolves (Gameweek 6) and Newcastle (Gameweek 8). Considering the addition of goal threat to his shutout potential, he could soon provide better value than De Gea, who is currently £0.8m more expensive.

Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) has emerged as the primary route into Arsenal’s defence for their favourable run of fixtures. The German international delivered on his brewing goal threat in Gameweek 4 by netting in the Gunners’ 3-2 win at Cardiff. It’s a trip to Newcastle next before Everton and Watford come to the Emirates Stadium in Gameweeks 6 and 7 respectively. However, while we’ve handed a Favourable Fixtures factor to Mustafi, we can’t give him higher than a B for form as Unai Emery’s side are yet to keep a clean sheet in 2018/19.

Next up is Bournemouth’s Steve Cook (£4.6m). The centre-back has already earned one price rise this season after his 14-point haul in Gameweek 2 but has the potential to continue his form. Bournemouth have favourable fixtures from a defensive perspective with Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton all set to visit the Vitality Stadium between now and Gameweek 9. Furthermore, a trip to out-of-form Burnley in Gameweek 6 also looks kind for the Cherries too. Cook also carries some goal threat a well as his Potential Bargain factor.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.1m) has fallen down the Watchlist somewhat in recent weeks but still deserves to remain in the conversation. Firstly, the Crystal Palace defender has held onto his Potential Bargain tag given that he has earned just one price rise in 2018/19. Secondly, the Eagles still have a kind run of fixtures which sees them travel to Huddersfield in Gameweek 5 and host Newcastle in Gameweek 6.

We have changed our chosen Leicester defender from Ricardo Pereira (£5.1m) to Ben Chilwell (£5.0m). While the former is currently ahead on assists (two to zero) and total score (19 to 12), we believe that Chilwell has the potential to outperform his new colleague in the coming weeks. Analysis in the Members Area shows that Chilwell has played more successful passes in the final third than Pereira and his heat map shows he is spending more time in there too. All that despite the fact that right-back Pereira has been deployed in midfield twice this season. In either case, there is potential for clean sheets for Leicester assets with a factor of Favourable Fixtures attached to them.

Completing the list is budget man Ryan Bennett (£4.0m). Fantasy managers may wish to incorporate Wolves cover into their defensive rotation over the next six Gameweeks and he looks the most appropriate. The reigning Championship winners have home matches against Burnley and Southampton coming up as well as trips to Crystal Palace and Brighton. Crucially, they have allowed the same number of big chances as Manchester City so far in 2018/19; only Liverpool and Bournemouth have conceded fewer.

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1,057 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Anyone see how I can make 0.3 to fit Kaku in?

    Patricio Hamer

    Alonso Mendy Shaw WB Bennett

    Mane Hazard Madders Fraser Billing

    Aguero Lukaku Mitro

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mane to dilva

    2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Shaw to Holebas/Steve Cook?

    3. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Shaw to Holebas?

    4. Kellz86
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I think Shaw has to be the sacrifice

    5. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mitro to Wilson?

    6. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Fraser to fodder. Bennett to premium/mid-price, going 4-3-3

    7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Fraser to Neves ?

    8. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Shaw to Duffy. Brighton fixtures great in three weeks.

    9. We Will Klopp you
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mitro to Wilson

    10. Crossfire Harry Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Fraser to Brooks.

    11. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      You have several option

      1. Mitro > Wilson,
      2. Shaw > Holebas
      3. Maddison > Gray/Ghezzal

      I think 1 or 2 most sensible move

  2. YouShawAboutThat
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    How’s this for a wildcard team?

    Begovic/Patricio

    Steve cook, Mendy, Alonso, Holebas, Wan-Bissaka

    Salah, Mane, Hazard, Stephens, Hojberg

    Aubamayang, Mitro, Ings

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Auba over Kun very bold

    2. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mitro instead of Aguero. Could make sense.

    3. Kellz86
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      If you are on a WC given the LIV fixtures plus CL, I'd consider one of Mane/Salah then use what ever left over funds to upgrade Stephens/Hojberg/Ings.

      I like Laca > Aub for the price dif as well - and I'm assuming Laca will get some starts now after that w4 performance.

    4. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I'd be worried going without Aguero or an City MF's

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        *any

  3. MikeBravo
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Auba was a great player for Dortmund on the wing, right?

    1. RustyBz
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      #9

    2. Goalosaurus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Was great for Wenger on the wing last season.

      New season & manager though... I'm still hoping for more attacking returns

    3. gergin
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      On the wing, right. I hope Emery`s tries to make him strikers are over after last week.

  4. RustyBz
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Anyone here not wildcarding?

    1. Goalosaurus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Yep

    2. Cofinho
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Me

    3. Typo
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      yes

    4. VFORVANDETA
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      o/

    5. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      So many
      Odd question

    6. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Staying out but will be my 3rd consecutive -4

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        *put

    7. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Tearing my hair out cause it's so tempting, but...

      with the wildcard and Salah in my pocket, in a few weeks when we have more games to work with I can totally revamp the team...

      So thinking HOLD!

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Kinda thinking the same, hard not to wild card now though!

        1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          So goddamn hard

    8. noahzark22
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I'm not. And haven't yet

    9. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      No way, every year in this period i make my team rubbish and old one became very attractive 🙂

    10. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Waiting for GW6 to get on Maddison / Mitro / Laca / Dilva / Fraser / Richarlison depending on GW5 action.

      Side doesn't need it yet, and I'm not absolutely desperate to jump on any of those for GW5 necessarily.

    11. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Still...holding... just...

    12. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Stupid question

      1. Rihanovic
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        I really don't get your attitude,
        You're always sarcastic, always critical, and you never post a team or link one.
        I can hardly recall any positive advice you ever gave in here.
        I don't know why you're here actually???

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          K

      2. RustyBz
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        having a bad day?

    13. baggins46
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Me neither - sneaky -4 to get Alonso/Hazard - yeah I know - a week too late ....

  5. Wheato182
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Which is better?

    A) Foster + Cook
    B) Hamer + Shaw/Perriera

    Have a playing keeper in Patrico

    1. Goalosaurus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I'd go B with Shaw.

    2. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B.)

    3. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Fab and Jonny

  6. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Why do people call Mendy Shark? Seems to me like Jones is a far better candidate for the name if we're talking about aesthetics.

    1. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Jones more like Sloth in Goonies

  7. Y26 Royal
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Alonso is scaring the life out of me and i'm struggling to get him in! I've already taken a -4 hit this season and i'm not keen to take another hit so soon.Would you wild card to get him in? Any other suggestions?

    My team:
    Pickford / Stek
    Mendy / Robertson / Pereira / Tomkins / AWB
    Salah / Pedro / Siggy / Fraser / Hughes
    Aguero / Auba / Ings

    Have 1 FT in £0.1itb

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      You could wait another week then drop a premium striker and bring him in. Is Auba really worth that much? With Mitrovic on fire?

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Yeah i will most likely get shot of Auba but unsure with strikers at the mo. Is Mitrovic going to continue like this or am i point chasing? He's got some hard games over the next 4 weeks.

        1. MikeBravo
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Or downgrade Siggy

          1. Y26 Royal
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Looked at that but if i go Pereira to Alonso then Siggy out would leave £5.7 for a replacement. My midfield would be very weak.

    2. Where has all the rum gone?
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Pick > hen or bergovic
      Tomkins > cedric
      Now u have 1.1itb
      Siggy to d.Silva.

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Trying to get in Alonso though mate. All that would def require a wild card.

    3. gergin
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      It is so easy when You have Salah to add whoever You want...

    4. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      So the decision boils down to

      a) (-4) & Alonso

      Or

      b) WC & Alonso

      Jeez. A hit should suffice

  8. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Currently, on wildacrd:
    Patricio
    Alonso; Robertson; Mendy
    Mane; Hazard; D. Silva; Moura; Pedro
    Kun; Wilson

    Hamer; Holebas; Bissaka; Kamara

    1) Keep as this!
    2) Holebas and Wilson out // Doherty and Mitrovic in
    3) Any other suggestion?

    Still have 0.2 in the bank.

    Cheers and thank you all

    1. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      2), but 1) is ok as well

    2. Where has all the rum gone?
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Keep

  9. Cofinho
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Salah to Hazard? Got Mane

    1. Wheato182
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Aye

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      why not mane to hazard ?

      1. Y26 Royal
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Money i'd think.

    3. Rodney
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      duh duh duh duh duh duhhhh

    4. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I wouldn’t

    5. slamdunk
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Keep Salah and Mane

  10. noahzark22
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    I haven't taken a hit all year. 275K overall

    Should i be excited about that?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      yes, and continoue like that for a big rank

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Not really, Id only start getting exciting once in too 50k

    3. J T
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Yes well played, patience if often rewarded.

    4. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Show us your team!

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      No

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      And what do you mean all year? Most of this year involved last season

      1. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Calm down with all the negative comments buddy...

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Negative? Legit question. K, you answer the question. What did he mean?

          1. ZTF
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Its blindingly obvious what he means

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

              Blindingly obvious you're still not answering

              1. ZTF
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

                He meant this season

                1. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 11 months ago

                  Who calls 4 weeks "all year"? Lol

                  1. Kellz86
                    • 2 Years
                    1 year, 11 months ago

                    Technically "all year" also means he didn't take a hit during the Jan-May period of the 2017/2018 season as well 😀

    7. firetog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Not really a rank to get excited about at this stage of the game. The points between high and low ranks are very small at the moment, one good week could see you shoot up, but similarly a couple of bad weeks and you could be back in the millions.
      You're in a nice spot, but put into context, we are only 1/10th of the way through the season.

      1. firetog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        You are currently 26 points behind 50k and 26 points ahead of 1m

  11. Salah'd n Sauce
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Considering Robbo + Luiz > Mendy + Shaw.

    Have been happy with Robbos returns but I feel the next few GWs could be better return wise for Mendy.
    Similar attacking returns but more chances of CS i think.

    Shaw isn't concrete - really any 5.1 or less.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Have you considered pereira from Leicester or Chilwell? They have a lovely run of fixtures coming up

      1. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Yeah that's a fair point actually. Forgetting they have a nice wee run.
        Shaw seems to be over popular based on 1 goal and I think Utd are still a bit questionable.

        The Robbo to Mendy thought seem ok though?

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Yeah Robertson's fixtures tighten up I am keeping him but benching him for Pereira when Liverpool have difficult fixtures.

    2. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      go for it.

    3. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Cheers guys. Appreciate the input.

    4. Kellz86
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I like that move

  12. motit
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi,
    Anyone know site for UCL fantasy - Draft mode?

  13. EMEA
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    How's my team on WC

    Patricio
    Alonso-Shaw-Tarkowski (WB/Bennett)
    Hazard-Mane-Dsilva-Fraser(Seri)
    Aguero-Zaha-Vardy

    WC is used to freed up funds from Salah and deepen my bench
    Change from:
    GK: Pickford/Boruc
    DF: Stones
    MF: Salah/Bsilva/Walcott/McTominay
    FW: Kamara

  14. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Took the plunge and used my first free transfer on Salah > Haz (plan to get Salah back on my WC) how to use my new found wealth?

    Patricio
    Walker Mendy Alonso Robbo
    Haz Mane Kante
    Arnie Kun Ings
    (Stek AWB Cairney Rich)

    a) Arnie > Vardy
    b) Arnie > Laca
    c) Cairney > Maddison (with the intention of Arnie > Mitro the following week)
    d) Arnie & Cairney > Vardy & Ghezzal (-4)

    1. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      c

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        This

  15. stargater07
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    TEAM A) (with salah)

    Patricio / Hamer 

    Mendy / Alonso / Cedric / Bennett / Wan B

    Hazard / Pedro / D. Silva / Salah / Hojberg

    Aguero / Mitrovic / Wilson 

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    TEAM B) with mane

    Patricio / Hamer 

    Mendy /Alonso / Holebas / Bennett /WanB

    Hazard / Mane / Pedro / D. Silva / Moura

    Aguero / Mitrovic / Wilson 

    Please help me decide!!!

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      A is far better. Sacrificing Salah has to yield better alternative options than Moura + Holebas, both of whom are prone to either rotation or a regression in form... or both.

      1. stargater07
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Very good reply. I guess the bench would be stronger without salah... but if mane rises another 0.1 I can get in Ward for hojberg

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Cheers. Yeah, think Mane will rise again before deadline so you can go for that, which I think is much better.

          Think a lot of people are looking for a way into Spurs attack for the bri / hud / CAR / whu run, but it's so difficult.

    2. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      a

  16. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    need your help guys

    foster fabianski
    mendy alonso arnold boly bissaka
    salah mane bernardo mkhitaryan gray
    aguero tosun kamara

    A) mkhitarya tosun kamara -> pedro wilson ings (-8)
    B) fabianski tosun kamara -> hamer wilson ings
    C) tosun -> wilson/ings
    D) other suggestion

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I would get rid of Bernardo for Frazer and give mkhitaryan another week

    2. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      c- mitro

    3. gergin
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      What a hurry to add Ings just before W6, when he can not play.

  17. Penang Sandman
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Who to sort out first out of Mikhi, B.Silva, DDG and Arnie. Im on Mikhi right now, probably.
    Might even save this GW transfer because got no money ITB

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Sort arnie- spammers in a mess

      1. Penang Sandman
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Arnie to Mitro is a no brainer. But i dont think i want to do it this week given the fixtures.

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I’d save, they will likely all play next gameweek and at least you will have better options to do 2 transfers next

    3. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      yup, mkhi

    4. We Will Klopp you
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Yep, mkhi. Latter two will as least start, in bilvas case, mahrez had a poor game so I think he'll start too.

    5. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Leave De Gea alone. If you've kept this long, he could haul in next 4.

      Everton can't defend, so keep Arnie this week, move to Mitro or Wilson next wk.

      Mkhi -> Fraser, Pedro or Maddison for me.

      Think Bilva could start vs Fulham.

      1. Penang Sandman
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Fraser is always a meh imo, Pedro is out of 1st eleven soon and i think i want to see more of Vardy-Maddison before i get him.
        I agree with all other option, cheers

  18. Desperately Seeking Dusan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Good article on the Watchlist update. I like the more in-depth ones.

  19. 32chickens
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Ederson(bego)
    Alonso Mendy wanna B PVA
    Pedro Fraser Salah
    Vardy Kun Mitro
    (Homebase,ward,pereya)
    Wildcarding- am I missing a trick ( or two?)

    1. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      homebase?

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Haha
        Holebas autocorrect

    2. ONE PUNCH MAN
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      change gk, invest money in mids.

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Thank you
        Yes ederson missing internationals for personal reasons might push me this way

    3. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Wouldn't double up the Palace defence right now. Move PVA to Shaw/Pereira, or move AWB to Bennett.

      Or play Holebas/Pereyra over AWB.

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Thank you
        Double eagles has served me well up to now but awbs red and deliberate handball mean I should prob replace him

  20. FlockofSeagulls
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Does Holebas really have tough fixtures?

    I thought WAT's fixtures weren't that bad at all tbh.

    1. Y26 Royal
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      They're not that bad imo. In the next 8 gw's i'd say only United, Arsenal and maybe Wolves are bad fixtures.

      1. FlockofSeagulls
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        I honestly don't think Arsenal can be considered a tough fixture atm. Not for attacking potential anyway.

        ManU could be if their defence clicks into gear but who knows what United will turn up.

        Wolves are the only team that look comfortable and organized defensively atm out of those 3.

        I'd back Holebas in all 3 of those matches. Might bench for Wolves.

        1. Y26 Royal
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Could be right mate. The guy got 10 points against Spurs and you'd have said that was a hard game. Form over fixtures and all that!

  21. Feyzi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Are the xGi data inherent in the RMT / Projections? In other words, if Mitrovic's xG Delta is high do the projections diminish his expected points to come and similarly if Benteke's are low, then are the RMT Projections show figures which are higher than his scoring potential? Does anyone know? I guess only moderators can...

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Good question. The About just says "...plots the probabilities of a player’s time on the pitch, their expected number of goals, assists..."

      1. Feyzi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Thanks for replying. I think this is important so hopefully someone with knowledge can reply. My logic would say that it should be inherent. However, the figures there change only subtly so I doubt it. Mitroviç figures do not decrease because he is over-scoring. From a betting viewpoint, perhaps, it would be correct that they do not. Also is the fact that interpreting xG data is up to each of us. Otherwise, transfers for Benteke would have roared.

  22. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Will be holding Aubameyang for 1 more week just to check how lacazette performs and save a FT to have 2 FT to get maybe hazard + lacazette by downgrading in midfield

    Good idea or direct switch auba+Walcott to hazard + Mitrovic ( no arsenal cover)

  23. adam28193
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Updated RMWC:

    Foster/Patricio

    Mendy/Robbo/Alonso/Bennett/AWB

    Salah/Maddison/Fraser/Hazard/Hojberg

    Ings/Aguero/Mitrovic

    1.1ITB - thoughts on any upgrades?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Looks the same as all the others if that's what you want?

      1. adam28193
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Not really what I asked.

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Template
      Boring
      Same as all the others

  24. Crossfire Harry Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Which are the most boring; RMTs or RMWCTs?

    1. Salahlulijah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Don’t mind them if they’re different but people keep churning out the same teams

      1. Srv210
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Which differentials players would you prefer??

        Not mocking anyone just asking for info

        1. Rodney
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Pogba & Ozil

      2. Crossfire Harry Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Probably because every time someone does something different they get told it's a terrible idea.

        1. Salah'd n Sauce
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Precisely this. People hounded for having a different set of players then rubbished when they have the same.
          Its a lose lose in here at times.

  25. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    on WC. best way to use extra 3.5 money itb?

    patricio hamer

    alonso mendy shaw awb bennett
    hazard dilva maddison fraser
    aguero vardy mitro

    A) dilva to sterling
    B) upgrade fraser
    C) your suggestion ?

    *will swap sterling/dilva to salah for gw9
    don't want mane

    1. Licious Lizard
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Dilva -> Salah
      Vardy -> Zaha if fit
      Bennet -> Doherty
      Hamer -> Fabianski

      1. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Nah, Vardy over Zaha

    2. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Not sure tbf, I'd save enough to do Madders > Richa next week tho.

      1. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Fraser even

      2. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Leicester got great fixtures

    3. Salahlulijah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      My suggestion would be Dilva to Mane but you don’t want Mane so I’d upgrade Fraser to Ali

    4. TerryVenables
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Maddison > Mane
      Mitrovic > Wilson

  26. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Best way to get Alonso in?
    A. Tomkins & DSilva > Alonso & Pereyra (-4)
    B. Robertson & Zaha > Alonso & Ings/Deeney (-4)
    C. Wait a week on Alonso

    Team is
    Fab Foster
    Mendy Robertson Tomkins WB Doherty
    Mane Salah DSilva Cairney Stephens
    Agureo Zaha Arnie

    1. GS456
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B and ings

    2. TerryVenables
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B Wilson

  27. GS456
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Few quick thoughts on this wildcard lads?

    Patricio / Fabianski

    Alonso, Mendy, Robertson, Wan bissaka, Bennett

    Hazard, Mane, David Silva, Maddison, Ward

    Mitro, Aguero, Arnie (or zaha if fit)

    Thanks

    1. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Would personally go Ings over Arnie and then go Kepa + 4.0m

  28. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Ederson (Hamer)
    Alonso Robbo AWB Mendy (Bennett)
    Haz Fraser Salah Mkhi (Westwood)
    Kun Ings (Mitro)

    Aware its a template side but I'm not on a WC, so would you save or maybe swap Mkhi to Moura?

    1. GS456
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mkhi to Moura looks good.. Nice team, similar to mine above

  29. TerryVenables
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Is Lukaku a good pick on wildcard?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Decent. There seem to be better options though and United don't score many goals. Wouldn't pick him if you would never captain him either.

    2. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      If u want two 10m strikers, absolutely

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I think so, stats for United and him are promising over the last 2 weeks.

      But, my concern is how much the criticism in the media in recent weeks will affect them pressure wise. Might be nothing to worry about if Jose can install the siege mentality into the squad.

  30. Melon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    As a Bolton fan, still mad to think we signed a young Marcos Alonso from Real for like £1.5 million.

    A Bolton team that included Rodrigo Moreno and Benik Afobe.

    Owen Coyle really did break football, before football broke him.

    Glad to see Marcos absolutely thriving these days.

    1. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Norwich were heavily linked with him at Sunderland, supposedly he was lined up as an alternative to Robbie Brady.. ffs!!