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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. Montyville
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    MONREAL or MUSTAFI?

    Looked at the comparison feature and Mustafi comes out with 6+ to Monreal's 3+
    Personally I prefer Monreal for the goal threat, as we saw regularly last year.
    Anyone have a view on this?

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

      Neither, did you see them defending?

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

      100% neither. Arsenal's defence is a travesty

    3. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I wouldn't touch either with a barge pole, at the moment.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mustafi posed a considerable goal threat on set pieces. Monreal is the most nailed with Kola and Maitland out, though, so I'd go Nacho.

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

      Neither.

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

      Monreal but neither tbh

  2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    A) 4.5 midfielder and Holebas/Shaw/Cook

    B) Fraser and 4.0 defender

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B

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

      Hmm. I think B just about

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

      B

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B

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

    Bottomed:

    Current team. Have 2 FT.

    Kepa/Stek
    Mendy/Coleman/WB/Robertson/Alonso
    Pedro/Moura/Mkhi/Mane/Richarlison
    Aguero/Firmino/Kamara

    Was thinking of doing Rich/Firm to Maddis/Vardy, or should I WC?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Not sure about Coleman, Everton can't defend. Maybe swap him out for Bennett then do Kamara to Ings?

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

        It is not the Everton can`t defend here, they can - just one goal from open play conceded. It is Coleman, who is far and away from his best this season.

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

        That would give him a benching headache every week.

        I wouldn't be overly keen on a Leic double attack so maybe Maddison and Lacazette. And maybe dump Mkhi instead of Richarlison and play 4 at the back this week.

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

      I would do Mikhi anf firmino to David Silva and a Deeny/MItro/Wilson... then you have arouund 2 milion to next week and upgrade somewhere else

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

      Thank you all.

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

    Anyone else having to log in each and every time the come to the site the last few days? So frustrating.

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

      Nope I never have to log in. On phone anyway

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

        That’s wierd. God knows why I keep having to log in.

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Yup. Atleast I don't get logged out when clicking on the members area anymore though

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Yep, not sure if it's the site or my browser.

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

      Often, yeah

    5. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Thanks for the heads up everyone.

      Please check out:

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/18833522

      Thanks!

  5. Rossi3254
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Anyone playing the official champions league fantasy? Im finding building a team on that a good way to prevent boredom during this international break!

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

    Hello. Which duo seems better in your opinion?

    A Aubameyang & Maddison/Lucas/Fraser etc.
    B Hazard & Mitrovic/Wilson/Jimenez etc.

    Currently I have Aubameyang as a third big hitter and I still believe that he'll begin to score soon. Should I go for Hazard and cheaper striker for -4?

    1. The Greenback Boogie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Auba and Maddison. Better fixtures and a differential if you are looking to climb.

  7. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Any reason Maddison has suddenly become flavour of the day?

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

      Fixtures / Nailed-ness / Set pieces / Settled into PL quite well / Good footballer.

    2. ajones1608
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Just looks like a proper player & could be well worth it, also he's in the mkhi price bracket & people are getting rid!

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I think it's a combination of ppl suddenly realising Pedro, mkhi, bilva aren't nailed.. an irrational fear of the son..
      gross is no longer the main man.. Wally being out and Richie gone awol. He is literally the only one standing in the 6to 8 price range. Good option though tbh

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

      To be clear. I should have said, that as an owner from the start I need no convincing. I think he’s s good pick, I just didn’t know if I had missed something to suddenly make many people want to jump on him.

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

    Just looked for myself for the first time on the Hall of Fame - 5,817th.

    Think that's OK considering my 178k shocker last season.

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

      Yeah one bad season can really drag you down in HOF

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

        Yeah I should've looked the season before but I'll take top 6k! haha... dreary start this season as well won't have helped.

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      That's whe the HOF has no meaning and is A load of old shite.

      1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Is that you, Triggerlips?

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          It is a joke 🙂

          1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            So you prefer the haul of fame? 😛

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

              There are a few reasons I think it's utter BS. Check you know where and I've given my reasoning. Plus I think it's manipulated to suit certain people. Fraud of fame..

              1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

                Haha I know, just pushing buttons 🙂

            2. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

              Balders effort is an improvement but I think it's all very misleading

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    If you could have a signed shirt of any player past or present who would you have?

    1. ajones1608
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Super Jack

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Wilshere?

        1. ajones1608
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Grealish ofcourse!

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

      Titus Bramble. Because then I could be pretty sure I own a one of a kind signed shirt.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Can pick up his autograph photo on eBay for £1.99

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

          That price is a little too steep by £1.98

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Will throw in a Jean-Alain Boumsong card too

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

      Messi barca 2012 shirt - because hes the best ever

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Matt le Tissier. 100%

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Sanderson kit 1995/96?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Last goal.of the dell one

    5. child of God
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Ronaldinho

    6. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      The AC Milan shirt signed by Maldini.

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

      Josef Bican,805 goals in 530 games.Would of been an FPL beast.

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

      Ibrahimovich because he said so!

    9. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Whichever gets the most money on ebay!

  10. child of God
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    What's our assessment on shaw? Is he a good option for the next 5-6 weeks?

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

      Yes if Man Utd can continue to improve.

    2. ajones1608
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I think so, United might've turned a corner & can't just forget about how many clean sheets they got last year. He also looks to be there best player so far

    3. Bird Raymond
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      He'll get injured on England duty.

      1. Bird Raymond
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Told you!

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

    Am I good to go? On a WC...

    Patricio

    Mendy - Alonso - Holebas

    Salah - Hazard (c) - Moura - Fraser

    Aguero - Mitrovic - Dings

    Hennessy / AWB / Højbjerg / Bennett

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

      Yeah looks pretty good to me. If Moura becomes un-nailed you can easily downgrade to a Maddison/Richarlison I suppose.

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

        That's the plan to be honest mate, I've got 0.7m ITB too.

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

          Hmmm... Holebas to Peltier; Moura to Dilva?

          Then play Bennett.... I'd be v tempted by that even though Pep roulette is in full swing. David looks dangerous.

    2. Holy GunnarSolskjaer
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I would have Billing over Hojberg mate, slightly more chance of attacking returns.

      Confident of Moura now Son is back?

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

      Good team...
      Moura danger of rotation though and I'm not convinced by him anyway

      1. BOATIES FC
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        I was looking at the same except only difference is 4.0 reserve keeper and Dilva or Pogba for moura.
        I've got another salah less one I'm toying with too

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

      Consider Ward/Billing as 5th mid. I'll also look for another defender on Bennett place. He might loose his sport, what leaves you with poor bench and only four playing defs.

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

    1 to add to squad:

    A) Pereyra (bad fixtures)
    or
    B) Maddison (never seen him play)
    or
    C) Fraser (good fixtures but cheap as chips which worries me cause I'm an idiot)

    1. ajones1608
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      B, only seen him play against Liverpool but enough for me to get him in!

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Harsh to call Pereyra's fixtures bad. I.mean, Arsenal is hardly a bad fixture

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

        Hahahahaha! Nailed it, now I have to play him

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

      C

  13. Holy GunnarSolskjaer
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Anyone considering a short term Salah to Hazard move?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Many seem to be, most on WC. I'd lose Mane but not Salah.

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

      I've got rid of Mane to fund getting Haz into my squad, keeping Salah for the season.

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

      Loads are. Especially those with WC still in hand.

      1. Holy GunnarSolskjaer
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        I really like it for this week as I fancy Chelsea to hammer Cardiff at the Bridge, but Liverpool at home to Southampton the following week seems nailed on for Salah to come good.

        IB giving me too much to think about it!

    4. child of God
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I'd find another way to get hazard in as I think mo will be an important player for pools tough fixtures

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

    I'm actually tempted by Lacazett even though i said i won't touch any Arsenal assets until they settle with the preferred 11. Those fixtures look tasty if he's going to start.

    1. child of God
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Arsenal lineup too unsettled at the moment

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Great value for his price range, arguably better value than Bobby in the price range.

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

        What's more tempting is their defense. If they continue to leak 2 goals per match, they would have to go all out attack like they did till now.

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

          I ment it's tempting because of their defence.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Agree, Arsenal's strategy seems to be "lets score more than them". Auba way too pricey for now, Laca more value.

  15. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    People cant justify selling Salah with 'bad fixtures' in his upcoming fixtures, in last seasons campaign;

    Spurs (A)
    Southampton (H)
    Chelsea (A)
    Man City (H)

    He scored 4 and got 1 assist, not sure on bonus. Liverpool will score in 3 if not every one of these games, and Salah should be amongst the goals! Salah will come away from these games with bare minimum 30 points, bookmark this. Southampton could be a hatrick.

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I agree, I wouldn't be selling Salah if I had him. As I'm without, I'm for now happy to keep taking my chances that my other options can match him.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      I agree with you and I’m keeping but Salah is 13m this season and can see why some are switching for a short period. Especially if their on a WC or have it available to bring him back after that hard run.

  16. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Maddison or Gray + 1m to spend elsewhere?

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

    Finish off this attack

    Salah Hazard Maddison Fraser 4.5

    Aguero Mitrovic (7.6)

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Wilson
      Zaha if fit.
      Ings for budget

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

        2 Bournemouth players?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Their fixtures for the next 10 or so are that good. Their budget options so one could be benched for a week if you don’t fancy them.
          I’m on Aguero,Zaha,Ings.
          Hoping Zaha is fit. I may even just bench him for a week.
          If out longer I will get Mitrovic

    2. The Real Big Vern
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Billing and Wilson or Zaha if he's back

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

        2 cherries?

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Ward or Billings

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

      Tassotti, Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini should see to that.

    5. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Deeney to ge ahead of the curve.
      Ings, but prepare to bemch him for the Liverpool game as he'd be inelligible.

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

      Jimenez & Ward

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Can't. No good options.

      Wilson, Hojbjerg with those prices are best.

      Would highly consider dropping Salah for a while so you can build something more well rounded.

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

        If i drop Salah I can have 10.7 for a forward, who would you reccomend

        1. Jules Rimet
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Vardy

  18. The Real Big Vern
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Hi, currently around 3k rank and contemplating wildcard.

    I'm sticking with premium defenders this season though, that's set in stone.

    At present;

    Kepa, 4m
    Mendy, Robbo, Alonson, Walker, TAA
    Salah, Wally, Neves, CHO, Cairney
    Aguero, Laca, Jiminez

    Thinking:

    Kepa, 4m
    Mendy, Robbo, Alonso, Trippier, Shaw
    Salah, Pedro, Fraser, Hughes, Billing
    Aguero, Laca, Jiminez

    Welcome your thoughts

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Hmm, personally I wouldn't wildcard unless my team needed it, and as you're 3k it doesn't look like it needs it! I don't think gambling on a fixture swing is enough to warrant a wildcard if there isn't a whole bunch of near-'essential' players that you don't have.

      Who's CHO btw?

      1. The Real Big Vern
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Cheers, I think I'm just feeling like I'm missing out with lots of WCs getting played!

        CHO = Hudson-Odobi

  19. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Play one
    A)Bennett (vs BUR)
    B)Bellerin (vs NEW)
    C)Walcott (vs WHU)

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

      C.)

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

      Though one. B perhaps

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

      C

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

      Hmm.. I'd have to say B

    5. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Bennett goal and clean sheet coming

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 11 months ago

        But C) because Walcott has two goals and an assist coming

    6. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Would never want to bench a premium defender, but Arsenal have looked so shaky at the back I'm not sure. First thoughts is C, B, A in that order, dependant on Wally looking good.

  20. Warby84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Hennessy
    Robertson Mendy Alonso Holebas
    Salah(c) Pereyra Maddison Fraser
    Aguero Aubameyang

    Hamer Walcott Wan B Kamara

    Going with Salah (c) vs spurs can see a few goals in this one.. Anyone think I’m mad especially with Aguero in the squad..

    Looking to change hennessey by GW10 and keeping a watchful eye on Aubameyang pretty sure he’ll come good

    1. The Real Big Vern
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      People are dangerously underestimating Salah, but the stats are there, he's on the edge of hitting those goals again.

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Your not mad, your just predicting Salah will get more points than your others players. He’s proved he’s quality enough do to so. Go for it.

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

    Hmm so CL coming up, Pep will certainly rotate, Mendy to have his start streak in jeopardy? On a WC

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Likely, but I think getting him in is worth the risk.

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Set snd forget with playing bench

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      No obvious dedicated LB in the team. Mendy is one of the safer players from rotation, but I can't see him playing week in week out with his history of injuries. Not worth dropping from your team though.

  22. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    I find myself looking at Chris Wood for a four week punt. Team form and individual stats are telling me, no. But I keep looking at him. How foolish would it be to bring in Wood?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Some would say looking at Wood too.much is inapproprite.
      Jokes aside, hasnt shown enough to justify putting him in. Its a no for now.

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

        Thanks. Needed that.

  23. xiMoxiee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Best keeper/s to go with if you had to wildcard and why?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Went WC last week, went Hennesey and Fab, but Patricio probably the most undervalued of the keepers rn.

      1. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Ryan or foster from GW10 I would say

  24. BOATIES FC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    I've got two wc card versions going one with Mo one without.. Salahless one below...

    Pat
    Alonso Mendy Holebas WB Bennet
    Hazard Mane Dilva Pogba Fraser
    Kun Mitro Ings

    bench of WB Bennet and rotate Ings and fraser?

  25. pumpkinhead
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Have 2.5 itb any upgrades on this WC team?

    Ederson,
    Alonso, Mendy, Shaw, Luiz
    Haz, Maddison, Fraser
    Lukaku, Aguero, Mitro

    4.0 - AWB, Hughes, Stphens

    2,5 would allow me to do Haz to Salah in a few weeks.

  26. Rossi3254
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Thoughts on this WC squad ik it is very different and not template at all but I dont mind that and interested to see what ppl think

    Kepa Hamer

    Mendy Doherty Jonny Rico Chilwell

    Hazard Maddison Fraser Ralls Billing

    Aguero Kane Auba

    1. BOATIES FC
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      It's certainly different. Downgrade auba to vardy or laca and get one more premium in defence or midfield maybe?
      It would still be non template but maybe a bit better balanced.

  27. Ray In Bruges.
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Is Bilva a rotaiton risk or was he just rested last GW?

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

      Always a rotation risk

      1. Ray In Bruges.
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Who would you transfer to in that range? Moura?

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

          Moura could also be a risk given Son is returning

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

          Id keep and switch to richarlison week after

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Have a good bench and enjoy

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

    With the lack of price rises is anyone regretting wildcarding?

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

      Nah - It's not just about prices rises + most transfers won't happen until next week anyway.

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

        For a lot of people it is.. usually it's because of the end of the transfer window. However with that not being the case the main reason must be price rises imo

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Then people are using their WC wrong.

    2. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      People are surprised there aren't price rises in an international break?

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

        Im surprised richarlison is still 6.7

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

    wilson or mitro?
    had mitro from the start but bou's fixtures are great

  30. Jules Rimet
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Who to play?

    1. Cook (LEI) H
    2. W-B (HUD) A

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

      HUD less of an attacking threat than LEI imo. play WB

      1. Jules Rimet
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Thx!