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Fixtures

How many minutes FPL assets played over the festive period last season

While we’re still over a month away from the festive fixture congestion starting in earnest, many Fantasy managers will have one eye on the Christmas calendar and be weighing up just how strong their squads are going into this turbulent period.

Those Fantasy Premier League bosses who still have their Wildcards in play and are planning on deploying the chip for the much-discussed “fixture swing” of Gameweeks 15/16 will be particularly focused on the late-December/early-January matches at this advanced stage, as a squad overhaul also gives them the opportunity to clear out unusable bench fodder and ensure they have 13 playing outfielders in time for Christmas and New Year.

There is plenty of congestion before we get to the business end of the festive season, of course, with a midweek round of games in Gameweek 15 to contend with plus Champions League, Europa League and EFL Cup ties to contest over the next four weeks too.

For this study, though, we will concentrate on Gameweeks 19-22 of 2017/18 (a period spanning from Friday 22 December to Thursday 4 January) to see how key FPL assets fared in terms of game-time over the festive period and how their respective managers approached the fixture congestion.

The equivalent period this season will be Gameweeks 18-21, which runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 3 January.

Manchester City

Player Starts Subbed off Subbed on Unused sub Not in squad Mins played
Aguero 3 1 1 0 0 324
Sterling 3 0 1 0 0 303
Sane 3 1 1 0 0 254
David Silva 2 0 0 0 2 180
Bernardo 2 2 2 0 0 198
De Bruyne 4 2 0 0 0 332
Walker 4 0 0 0 0 360
Otamendi 4 0 0 0 0 360

Pep Guardiola’s side was relatively settled last Christmas, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane all getting three starts and Kevin De Bruyne, Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker ever-presents.

Aguero and Sterling were both rested to the bench on New Year’s Eve in the Gameweek 21 clash against Crystal Palace, though the Argentinean striker was soon called into action midway through the first half when Gabriel Jesus was forced off through injury.

Sterling also came on after 57 minutes of this encounter, with the game finishing goalless.

Aguero registered three goals and one assist in his three starts, with Sterling doing exactly the same. It is also worthy of note that Sterling lasted 90 minutes in all three games in which he featured in the starting XI.

Sane’s rest came on Boxing Day at Newcastle United, with Sterling moving over to left flank and Bernardo Silva lining up wide right.

Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho started all four matches in central midfield, with the Belgian midfielder having his minutes managed in the form of late substitutions in two fixtures.

David Silva missed Gameweek 20 and 21 but of course, had more important things on his mind at the time following the premature birth of his son. The Spaniard was granted compassionate leave throughout December and January, with Ilkay Gundogan stepping into his shoes when “El Mago” was absent.

The reason we highlight Nicolas Otamendi’s starts is that the Argentinean stopper was the bedrock of the City defence last season, much in the same way Aymeric Laporte is in 2018/19.

Otamendi played every minute of City’s festive schedule, with Vincent Kompany, John Stones and Eliaquim Mangala rotating around him.

Kyle Walker also started all four matches, with Danilo and Fabian Delph sharing game-time at left-back.

Benjamin Mendy was, of course, injured for much of 2017/18 and it will be interesting to see how involved he is over Christmas if he recovers from his knee injury in time. Mendy’s availability could also have an effect on who plays on the flanks, as it has done with Sane in the past.

Like this season, City had Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup games every midweek in the month leading up to the Christmas period.

Liverpool

Player Starts Subbed off Subbed on Unused sub Not in squad Mins played
Salah 3 2 0 0 1 242
Mane 3 3 0 1 0 224
Firmino 3 1 1 0 0 266
Alexander-Arnold 2 0 0 2 0 180
Robertson 3 1 0 1 0 255

Rotation was rife among Jurgen Klopp’s side in Christmas 2017, with defensive midfielder Emre Can the only Liverpool player to start all four of their matches from Gameweeks 19-22.

Mohamed Salah might well have joined him as an ever-present but missed the New Year’s Day clash with Burnley with a knee injury.

That Gameweek 22 match was particularly chastening for Fantasy managers, with Salah absent and Andrew Robertson and Roberto Firmino benched.

Dominic Solanke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana were all given starts alongside Sadio Mane at Turf Moor.

Mane’s one game as an unused substitute was the 5-0 win over Swansea City on Boxing Day, which added to his owners’ misery as Firmino, Salah and Philippe Coutinho ran riot.

Salah registered three goals and as many assists in his three starts, with Mane only involved in two of Liverpool’s strikes (one goal, one assist).

Firmino, whose stock has fallen considerably this season, matched Salah for goals scored and chipped in with an assist too.

Robertson’s benching against Burnley was the only game the Liverpool left-back failed to start between Gameweeks 15 and 32.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, as was this case last season, is not quite as “nailed” as Robertson in the Liverpool defence, though is appearing with more frequency than he was in 2017/18.

The England right-back started two of Liverpool’s four festive fixtures, which was symptomatic of his rotation risk status throughout much of last year: Alexander-Arnold started 18 Premier League matches and was an unused substitute on 16 other occasions.

With Xherdan Shaqiri now added to the mix, it could well be that Liverpool’s front three record even less pitch-time over Christmas than they did in 2017/18.

The good news for owners of Liverpool assets is that the Reds’ fixtures this winter are more spread out than any other club, with their Gameweek 18 clash against Wolves taking place on Friday 21 December and their Gameweek 21 encounter with Manchester City scheduled for Thursday 3 January.

If rotation is to occur, then the Boxing Day match against Newcastle United at Anfield – the one fixture we’d like our Liverpool assets for – might be the game in which Klopp wields the axe; Arsenal and Manchester City subsequently follow in Gameweeks 20 and 21.

Spurs

Player Starts Subbed off Subbed on Unused sub Not in squad Mins played
Kane 3 0 1 0 0 292
Alli 4 2 0 0 0 351
Eriksen 4 0 0 0 0 360
Trippier 1 0 0 3 0 90
Davies 3 1 0 1 0 262

Spurs’ festive schedule in 2017/18 is tough to analyse, given that the Lilywhites had a blank in Gameweek 21 followed by a double in Gameweek 22.

That being said, the Spurs team was a relatively settled one, despite facing two matches in 48 hours against Swansea and West Ham.

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min started all four fixtures in the attacking midfield positions over Christmas and New Year, while Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris were ever-presents too.

Harry Kane, scorer of two hat-tricks in Gameweeks 19 and 20, came off the bench in the Gameweek 21 fixture against Swansea having suffered from illness in the build-up to that match.

Injuries and a lack of squad depth were undoubtedly contributing factors to the stability of the side, however.

Lucas Moura was yet to become a Spurs player, while Erik Lamela was not the in-form option he is now.

At the back, Toby Alderweireld was sidelined with a hamstring injury, while Danny Rose picked up a knee complaint midway through the festive calendar.

There was rotation in the right-back department, though Kieran Trippier only started one of these four winter 2017/18 games with Serge Aurier preferred. Trippier has since established himself as Spurs’ undisputed right-back of choice in the Premier League, having started the last 11 matches, but it would be a major surprise if he wasn’t rested for at least one match over Christmas given that there are just two days rest between each of Spurs’ four festive fixtures.

Spurs’ case is one we will have to revisit closer to the time, with Eriksen and Alli still being reintegrated into the team following injury. At this stage, it would seem unlikely that the premium midfield pair would be ever-presents over Christmas as they were last season, particularly with Lucas Moura and Lamela genuine alternatives for Mauricio Pochettino to consider.

Kane might well end up registering the most minutes out of Spurs’ attack-minded assets over the festive period, though whether he is worth the steep outlay is a question for another day.

Arsenal and Chelsea

Both Arsenal and Chelsea’s Fantasy assets played under different head coaches last season, so any analysis of their respective fixtures over Christmas 2017 would be largely irrelevant with regards to looking for precedents for this winter.

For posterity, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta played every minute of every match, while Eden Hazard was an unused substitute in the 5-0 win over Stoke City in Gameweek 21 but started the other three fixtures.

Alexandre Lacazette lined up in all four of Arsenal’s matches (one of only two FPL forwards to do so), with Mesut Ozil playing 270 minutes and missing out in Gameweek 21 with a minor knee injury.

The Serie A match calendar in December is much less packed than that of the Premier League, but for what little it’s worth, Maurizio Sarri made only one change (an enforced one, at that) to his Napoli starting XI between their fixtures on December 23 and 29 last season.

Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain side, meanwhile, had two-and-a-half weeks off for their winter break.

Other Notable FPL Players Under the Same Manager

Bournemouth had a fairly settled side under Eddie Howe last Christmas.

Callum Wilson started all four games up front, scoring two goals, and indeed played more minutes (337 out of a possible 360) over the festive period than any other FPL forward.

Ryan Fraser started three of those four games and only missed out on the New Year’s Day draw with Brighton and Hove Albion due to injury. The pint-sized Scottish midfielder indeed also played 90 minutes in the EFL Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday 20 December prior to that fixture pile-up.

Fraser scored twice in the Gameweek 21 win over Everton.

For those FPL managers looking for omens regarding David Brooks, there is potentially welcome news: Howe stuck with then-first-choice winger Jordon Ibe on the opposite flank for all four matches.

Richarlison started all four of Watford’s Christmas 2017 fixtures under Marco Silva, only being substituted in one of those matches (in the 82nd minute) and registering two assists.

That possibly bodes well for the Brazilian’s Fantasy owners, with the pair now reunited at Everton.

Paul Pogba played all 360 minutes of the matches in Gameweeks 19-22 under Jose Mourinho, which could be something to note given the appealing nature of Manchester United’s fixtures over Christmas and New Year this season.

Wilfried Zaha and Johann Berg Gudmundsson also played every minute of Crystal Palace and Burnley’s games in this period under Roy Hodgson and Sean Dyche respectively. Eight of Dyche’s outfielders started all four games.

Glenn Murray had his minutes managed, starting two of Brighton’s four festive fixtures under Chris Hughton and coming off the bench in the other two.

Rafael Benitez tinkered with his midfield and attack over Christmas 2017, with Jamaal Lascelles and DeAndre Yedlin the only Newcastle United outfielders to start all four matches.

The only match Jamie Vardy failed to start in the whole of 2017/18 came on New Year’s Day against Huddersfield Town, though his absence was injury-enforced.

Harry Maguire also played all 360 minutes of Leicester City’s Christmas fixtures under Claude Puel last season.

Matt Doherty started (and lasted 90 minutes) in all four of Wolves’ Christmas/New Year fixtures for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship, with Willy Boly, Ruben Neves and Conor Coady also ever-presents.

Ryan Bennett came on as an early substitute in the one game the budget defender failed to start.

Nuno Espirito Santo also resisted the urge to rotate at left wing-back, with Ryan Douglas playing all 360 minutes.

Other Notable FPL Players Under Different Managers

Under David Moyes, Marko Arnautovic played every minute of three of West Ham United‘s four festive fixtures, missing the match against Spurs in Gameweek 22 through illness.

Whether the Austrian’s bothersome knee can withstand the rigours of four games in 12 days this winter remains doubtful, particularly with Arnautovic currently missing training immediately after his Premier League appearances in order to manage the ongoing issue.

Gylfi Sigurdsson didn’t have the best of seasons under Sam Allardyce but still lasted 90 minutes of Everton’s three matches in late-December 2017 before watching the entirety of the New Year’s Day defeat to Manchester United from the bench.

We will revisit this piece closer to Gameweek 18 before the frenzied festive schedule commences.

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  1. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    start 2 - bench 2

    a) arnie
    b) fraser
    c) ings
    d) pereira

    1. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Start Fraser and Pereira.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      BC

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Bench C and D.

      1. Warby84
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        CD

    4. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Start Fraser and Arnie

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Start A n B

    6. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      That's tough, I'd probably play B and C, but could also see why you'd go B and D.

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Fabiański • Hamer
    Alonso • Robertson • TAA • WB • Peltier
    Salah • Hazard • Martial • Richarlison • Gunnarsson
    Aguero • Arnautovic • Jimenez

    1FT and 0.2 ITB. Any ideas what moves should I take this or next week?
    Cheers!

    1. AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Save

  3. Warby84
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Hazard or Sterling from GW14?leaning towards Sterling but been set on hazard for a while now.. Will replace Mane

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Hazard will be great player to own in the festive season.

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Not easy one but Hazard imo

  4. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Am I the only one hyped about Ruben Vinagre? Feels like I am cheating by bringing him in.

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Why does that feel like cheating? whats good about him?

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Dont like vinegar

    3. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      You are the only one.

      1. George James
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        I am allergic to vinegar

  5. Tshelby
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    A) Trippier and Barkley -> Doherty ( have Bennett) and Martial
    or
    B) Barkley -> Anderson ( have Arnie) and save one FT

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Tripp will be great in 2-3 GWs so A only if you have WC.

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        All ready used my WC..

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          So keep Tripp imo.
          Find other way for Martial or make that move but with Tripp back plan (what is always difficult).
          Also wouldnt double on WHU atack esp before City but you need to sell Barks so...not easy decisions need to be make 🙂

          1. Tshelby
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 19 hours ago

            Could do ings to succes and barkley to martial?

            Thanks for the reply!

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 19 hours ago

              Hmm sounds good to me

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      A for me, though I might want Trippier back in 15 if I were you. I'm very excited to bring Martial in this GW and quite glad Mendy has given me an excuse to do it (it's Mendy/Hughes > Peltier/Martial for me).

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Good, buy Peltier (need my 0.2 back!) 🙂

  6. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Fabianski, Hamer
    Robertson, Alonso, Doherty, Bennett, Wb
    Salah, Hazard, Richarlison, Shaqiri, Hojberg
    Aguero, Wilson, Arnautovic

    A. Save
    B. Shaqiri and Wilson to Martial and Jimenez

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      B!

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      a

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      b is -4 then?

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes it is -4

  7. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Is there an ETA for Mendy?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Mid January.

  8. LSP
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Hows this looking?

    Patricio
    Doherty - Laporte - Robertson - Alonso
    Fraser - Hazard - Salah(c)
    Wilson - Arnautovic - Aguero(vc)

    Hamer - Brooks - Hojbjerg - AWB

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      GTG

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      3x Bou doesnt look great but generally good team

  9. Pogs
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Morning All,
    I have the exact money to do Mane to Shaq and upgrade defensive fodder to Robbo (-4). My worry is Shaq warming the bench, Mane hauling and Robbo being rested after playing last night. In summary do you think it's a good move?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Not for a hit imo.

      1. Pogs
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Fair point, i may carry it over and do it next week as long as price changes are not imminent

    2. gergin
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      IMO not a time to invest heavy in Liverpool.

    3. Bruin
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I have great time for Shaq but Why get rid of a nailed player for one who at best might start every other match.

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Bench one:

    A. Ings
    B. Bennet
    C. Chilwell
    D. Duffy

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      D

  11. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Is there anybody who is bringing in an Arsenal asset from GW16 (or earlier)? Debating Lacazette

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Yeah Laca in GW16 for me.

  12. Reckoner.
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    GtG this week? Thinking Salah > Sterling after this GW:

    Alisson
    Alonso | Robertson | Laporte | Doherty
    Salah | Hazard | Richarlison
    Agüero | Arnautovic | Jiménez

    Hamer | Diangana | Højbjerg | Bennett

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Great team

    2. AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      GTG, nice team

    3. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Bennett 1st sub

  13. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Start one

    a) Hart (NEW)
    b) Ryan (LEI)

    All playing at home, with Brighton very solid at home.

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Ryan

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      You answered your own question

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Really? I was stating the stats.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          You didn’t state any stats? You implied about the strength of a defensive unit at home - there is your answer

          1. ZeBestee
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 19 hours ago

            Cheers.

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Hart. Just to drag the pain of FPL through to Monday

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Don't believe in pain while playing FPL. It's all good 😉

    4. AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      B

  14. Typo
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Help me bench one plz:

    A: TAA (Have Robbo)
    B: Wilson
    C: Arnie
    D: Fraser

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      A or C

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I will bench Arnie.

    3. Sergeant Garcia
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      C

    4. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Thanks, leaning towards Arnie

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      D

    6. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      C

  15. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Worth risking getting Stones or just go for Laporte and be done with it?

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Laporte, need a strong base of nailed players for the games to come

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        My thoughts exactly but I am wildcarding early December. Does this change your advice?

        1. Typo
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          Well, it depends if you can use the extra money on anything useful befor your wildcard. If not, then I would still go Laporte.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 19 hours ago

            Good shout. I will look into it over the next few hours. Cheers.

          2. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 19 hours ago

            If I do Mendy to Stones, I could do Mane to Sterling the following week in time for Bournemouth. Not sure how much I trust the City midfield though as there are about 20 of them going for 2 places and even if they score 5, anybody could miss out

    2. DAZZ
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Even Laporte will get rotated around Christmas, with Kompany and Otamendi fit.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        I doubt it. We’ll see soon enough though.

      2. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        There is a risk but Kompany won't be fit for long anyway and Otamendi did play every game last over Xmas I think.

  16. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Keep double Liverpool Defence - Robertson and VVD
    or transfer out VVD for Laporte on an FT?

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      If no other pressing issues, I'd go for it.

  17. Sergeant Garcia
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Patricio
    Laporte Duffy Robbo (AWB Jonny)
    Salah Hazard Richarli Lamela (Hojb)
    Aguero Wilson (Arnie)

    I'm triggered to do Lamela & Wilson > Martial & Jimenez.
    Or should I just do Jonny > Doherty?

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Would do the Jonny move.

      1. Typo
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Doherty might get the most points out of Martial, Jiminez and Doherty this week anyway

        1. Sergeant Garcia
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          Good point, he's an all round threat. But with Patricio already in goal, I gues I wanted to spread the risk and get rid of Lamela 🙂

  18. TaiwanHC
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Is it too risky going without any City defensive assets for the next three GWs?

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      If you have assets from che, pool or wolves you should be fine.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      possibly but i'm doing just that

    3. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I'm going without

    4. Sergeant Garcia
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      It's definitly not too risky.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      A loss of 18 points isn’t that big of a deal.

    6. Space Cadete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Nope. Now that Mendy is out none them carry much attacking threat and plenty of other solid defensive teams with good fixtures over the same period. Going without any Man City attack on the other hand...

  19. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    who to captain in gw13?

    a) salah
    b) richarlison
    c) kun
    d) martial

  20. HAMMERTIME107
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Please help what shall I do with this team? Shall I wildcard?

    Ederson
    Robertson | Mendy | Alonso
    Hazard | Pereyra | Mane | Diangana
    Lacazette | Arnautovic | Aguero

    Subs - Speroni | Wan-Bissaka | Stephens | Peltier

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      get rid of mendy and save the wc for gw 15 or 16

    2. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      No, how many FT you have?

      1. HAMMERTIME107
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Only 1 transfer, Mendy injured but also want Richarlison & Martial? don't mind taking -4 as in and around top of most of my leagues!

    3. COYfootball
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      definitely don't WC

  21. Henning
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    2.3 m in the bank

    1. Mane and Capoue out for Martial and D.Silva

    2. Mane and Capoue out for Sterling/ Hazard and a5.9/5.8m mid

    3. Just Mane out for Sterling/ Hazard

    Salah Mane Fraser Capoue Sigurdsson

    Agüero Arnautovic Ings

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Would do number 1 or number 3(haz)

    2. Pogs
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Could you do Mane to Sterling/Hazard, downgrade Fraser to Brooks and the do Capoue to Martial?

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      1 is lovely

    4. Space Cadete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      3. Not having Hazard is the only one that could really hurt you.

  22. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Martin and Roy gone. No harm.

  23. fenixri
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Fabianski - Hamer

    Alonso Doherty Balbuena Awb Bednarek

    Salah Mane Hazard Fraser Stephens

    Kun Arnie Wilson

    1FT

    Mane -> Richarlison,

    and use extra funds next week to upgrade Bednarek/Stephens

  24. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Give Vardy last chance or get rid for a -4 and get in Jiminez?

    Patiently waiting for a return from gw8.

    1. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I'd give him another week, much be frustrating to own him though.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Really frustrating given he was so close in last few games to register some goals. Leicester though aren't creating enough but a hit to Jiminez can backfire of course.

        What's your score prediction on the Brighton vs Lei game? Cheers.

        1. Pieterke30
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          2-1 imho

        2. avfc82
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          I think a narrow Leicester win. Brighton don't score many and Leicester have tightened up, so 1-0.

  25. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Which option:

    1. Wilson >> Jimienez (frees up funds for Luiz >> Alonso next week)

    2. Tomkins >> Doherty (bench Luiz)

    Thanks.

    1. Pieterke30
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      2

  26. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Patricio
    Laporte, Alonso, Doherty
    Salah, Hazard, Richarlison, Murphy
    Aguero, Wilson, Arnautovic

    Button, Schindler, Højbjerg, AWB

    1FT, 1.0 ITB

    A.) Murphy > Kenedy
    B.) Wilson > Jimenez, Murphy > Fraser (-4)
    C.) Save

    1. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      A or Save.

      Kennedy has a nice run of fixtures and if he can find the big man with his crosses expect nice returns.

      1. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        Thanks, leaning towards A

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      A

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      B

  27. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    Save here? 0.7 ITB

    Ryan
    Alonso Laporte Robbo Doherty
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser
    Aguero Wilson

    Button Arnie Højbjerg Balbuena

    1. AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Yes, definitely

    2. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Yeah I would, team looks good.

    3. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Yes

    4. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      ye definitely

      looks good pal

    5. Pieterke30
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I would say no to bring some variety in the answers, but yes.

  28. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    think im starting fraser + ings, and benching arnie + pereira - let me know what you chaps think

    hamer
    robertson - alonso - doherty
    salah - mane - sterling - richarlison(c) - fraser
    jiminez - ings

    henny - arnie - pereira - awb

    ings and doherty still not 100% so arnie + pereira could come in anyway

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Dint bench Arnie, you know how Laporte likes to cause pens.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 19 hours ago

        *Ederson obv

        1. Pieterke30
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 19 hours ago

          Isnt Noble back in contention though?

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 19 hours ago

            Dont know

  29. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    It appears many players are putting a lot of faith in Richarlison and Digne this week to get them big points. It could pay handsomely or backfire badly.

    I'm thinking of playing it safe and captaining Salah. What do you think?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Every move can backfire, same Salah C.
      Saying that Im captaining Salah (have Richa)

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Salah likes playing Watford I believe

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      I don’t own Salah. It’s between Kun and Rich for me. Factoring in both teams home/away record plus their opponents home/away record swings me towards Rich

    4. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Feels weird to say this but I think Richarlison has a higher ceiling than Salah this week. I'd probably agree that Salah is safer but I'd be surprised if he hauls.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 19 hours ago

      Salah (C) for me. Aguero and Richarlison owner.

  30. 4zim
    7 months, 19 hours ago

    RMT. 1FT. 0.8itb. Would like to get one City mid in, but can’t afford Mane to Sterling. David Silva is another option but he doesn’t score well away from home.

    Ederson Hamer
    Alonso Robertson Pereira Doherty AWB
    Fraser Hazard Salah Mane Pereyra
    Wilson Arnie Ings