Fixtures

Who has the best and worst FPL fixtures over Christmas and New Year?

Our regular “frisk” of the Premier League fixture list from a Fantasy perspective returns ahead of Gameweek 16, a set of matches that marks something of a shift after the lull of recent weeks.

In this slightly abridged feature (due to the swift turnaround in Gameweeks), we assess the top-flight clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league games over the coming month and offer our thoughts on the stand-out Fantasy assets from each of the sides discussed.

Although our primary focus will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead and the matches over the festive period, we will scrutinise the long-term fixtures beyond that point where relevant.

The Strong

Tottenham Hotspur

Next six: lei, BUR, eve, BOU, WOL, car

And then: MUN, ful, WAT, NEW, LEI, bur

Possible turning point: che (Gameweek 28)

There is no question who has the best medium-to-long-term fixtures in the Premier League.

Spurs face only Manchester United of the “big six” between now and the end of February, with their match against Southampton on Wednesday kicking off an enticing run of matches for the Lilywhites.

Seven of Spurs’ next 11 fixtures are at home, too.

The Gameweek 17 match against Burnley leaps off the page and there will be no shortage of Fantasy managers placing the armband on Harry Kane (£12.5m) for the visit of the division’s worst defence for shots in the box, shots on target and big chances conceded.

Matches against Leicester and Wolves might prove to be tighter affairs, with those two clubs sitting in the top four for fewest big chances conceded in 2018/19.

Having started the season uncharacteristically well from a defensive perspective, Bournemouth have reverted to type in recent weeks: in the last four Gameweeks, no Premier League club has conceded more shots in the box.

All five of Spurs’ opponents from Gameweeks 21 to 25 sit in the bottom half of the table for big chances conceded, meanwhile.

For those backing Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) – the French goalkeeper likely being the only “nailed” route into the Spurs backline over the festive period – and co, matches against Burnley, Cardiff City and Wolves in the next half-dozen Gameweeks offer realistic chances of clean sheets, with those three sides sitting in the bottom half for shots in the box and big chances.

West Ham United

Next six: CRY, ful, WAT, sou, bur, BHA

Possible turning point: ARS (Gameweek 22)

The Hammers sit top of our Season Ticker for the next half-dozen Gameweeks and along with Spurs are the only Premier League club to avoid any of the “big six” before the FA Cup third round weekend.

One player who the east London club look set to be without for this period, and who many Fantasy managers would have pinned their hopes on over Christmas and New Year, is Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m), who picked up a hamstring injury in the 3-1 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday.

That could see the likes of Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez (both £6.2m) feature more prominently for the Irons over the festive period, particularly with Manuel Pellegrini favouring a 4-4-2 in recent weeks.

Felipe Anderson‘s (£7.2m) ownership is on the rise too, which is understandable given that his impressive form is being coupled with some enticing fixtures: from Gameweeks 17-21, all five of the Hammers’ opponents are among the 11 worst clubs for big chances conceded.

Fantasy managers need only look at the “goals against” column in the Premier League table to see that West Ham’s next three opponents on the road sit in the bottom four for goals conceded in 2018/19.

West Ham clean sheets have been few and far between this season but five of the Irons’ next six opponents sit in the bottom half for shots in the box and attempts on target.

That Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m) sits joint-fifth among the top-scoring FPL goalkeepers this season despite only registering two shut-outs hints at what he could achieve over the coming month if the Hammers’ opposition are as shot-shy as the statistics suggest.

Arsenal

Next six: HUD, sou, BUR, bha, liv, FUL

And then: whu

Possible turning point: CHE (Gameweek 23)

Arsenal’s last run of favourable fixtures from Gameweeks 3 to 10 saw the Gunners win seven and draw one, scoring 22 goals in the process.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) racked up a combined 11 goals and six assists in those eight matches and the two premium forwards look set to be the most sought-after FPL assets from this Arsenal squad over the Christmas period.

A trip to Anfield in late-December is the Gunners’ only real unappealing remaining fixture of 2018, with matches against the bottom four clubs for shots in the box attempted – Huddersfield, Burnley, Brighton and Fulham – offering hope of an all-too-rare clean sheet for the likes of Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) and Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m).

At the other end of the pitch, Messrs Aubameyang and Lacazette can look forward to meetings against all three clubs who sit in the “relegation zone” for shots in the box conceded between now and New Year’s Day.

Five of their next six opponents are ranked tenth or below for shots on target and big chances conceded.

Manchester United

Next six: FUL, liv, car, HUD, BOU, new

Possible turning point: tot (Gameweek 22)

While we have marked the match against Spurs as a possible turning point for Jose Mourinho’s side, in reality, the Red Devils’ kind fixtures go well beyond that clash at Wembley and into the spring.

Whether any Fantasy managers would be willing to touch the United squad given the rollercoaster season they are embarking on is another matter, of course.

Mourinho’s innate ability to disharmonise a dressing room remains a concern, with Anthony Martial (£7.6m) – quite possibly the only United asset who currently warrants Fantasy managers’ interest – having been one of the players that the United boss allegedly described as being “without character” a few weeks ago.

Martial has seven goals in his last eight appearances and, if his hamstring injury proves to be not serious, he can look forward to meetings with five sides who sit in the bottom ten for shots in the box conceded over the next half-dozen Gameweeks.

A trip to Liverpool in Gameweek 17 is a little off-putting, but in Fulham, Cardiff and Newcastle the Red Devils face three of the four clubs who have conceded the most big chances this season.

Also consider:

Eden Hazard (£11.0m) has suffered a drop in FPL ownership and price over the last few weeks as he is jettisoned en masse for other premium options, but after the visit of Manchester City this weekend, Chelsea then have six fixtures (bha, LEI, wat, cry, SOU, NEW) that perhaps have been overlooked in the clamour for Spurs and Arsenal assets.

Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton all sit in the bottom six for shots in the box conceded.

Fulham‘s run of matches from Gameweeks 17 to 20 (WHU, new, WOL, HUD) is among the best in the division and even a Gameweek 21 trip to Arsenal – who have shipped 19 big chances at home this season – offers hope for those Fantasy managers planning to invest in Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) over the festive period.

Huddersfield Town remain unfashionable in the Fantasy community but with five of their next seven fixtures (ars, NEW, SOU, mun, ful, BUR, car) against sides in the bottom eight for big chances conceded, they too warrant a mention in this section.

From a defensive perspective, four of the Terriers’ opponents sit in the bottom six for shots in the box attempted.

The Weak

Liverpool

Next six: bou, MUN, wol, NEW, ARS, mci

Possible turning point: bha (Gameweek 22)

With heavy hitters such as Kane and Aubameyang enjoying a fixture swing in Gameweeks 15 and 16, money will have to be generated from somewhere in order to finance any moves for one or both of the in-form premium pair.

The likes of Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Sadio Mane (£9.8m), then, might be deemed surplus to requirements over the Christmas period by a fair few FPL bosses with the Reds not appearing to have such a favourable run of matches ahead over the next six Gameweeks.

It should be said, though, that three of their next five opponents sit in the bottom ten for shots on target conceded, with Arsenal and Wolves two of just four sides who have not kept a clean sheet in the last six Gameweeks.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have allowed more big chances than any other Premier League club during this period.

The negative nature of Liverpool’s fixtures is perhaps more from a defensive perspective, with Bournemouth, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all in the top seven for goals scored this season.

The two Manchester clubs are the front-runners in the shots on target stakes, too.

Leicester City

Next six: TOT, cry, che, MCI, CAR, eve

Possible turning point: CAR (Gameweek 20)

Leicester’s favourable run of fixtures from Gameweeks 10-15 (in which they avoided any of the “big six”) is now well and truly over and the Foxes now have one of the worst medium-to-long-term schedules in the division.

While the game against Cardiff marks the start of a four-match respite in which they also face Wolves and Southampton, another trio of Champions League-chasing clubs lurk just around the corner in Gameweeks 24-26.

Three of their next four opponents (Crystal Palace, unsurprisingly, are the exception) sit in the top four for shots in the box attempted and top five for big chances and shots on target.

Attacking returns for the likes of Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) and James Maddison (£6.8m) might be thin on the ground, too – all of the Foxes’ next four opponents are among the nine meanest sides for big chances conceded.

Also Consider

Trips to Wolves, Spurs and Manchester United plus a home match against Liverpool, all of which happen before the turn of 2019, means that Bournemouth rank bottom on our Season Ticker for the remaining matches of the calendar year.

Three of those sides sit in the top six for fewest big chances conceded, but then again the Cherries’ have breached the defences of Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks.

While there are Fantasy assets available elsewhere with better fixtures, it will take a lot of persuading for Fantasy managers to part with Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) and/or Callum Wilson (£7.0m) – the two best-value players in their respective positions in FPL this season.

It remains to be seen if Ralph Hasenhuttl can shake Southampton from their slumber, but the incoming Saints manager could certainly have hoped for an easier Christmas schedule to start his reign: the south coast side facing the three highest-scoring teams in the Premier League in Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in the next half-dozen Gameweeks.

Not one of the Saints’ FPL assets is owned by more than 5% of Fantasy managers and it would take a considerable “new manager bounce” for us to venture anywhere near their squad over Christmas and New Year.

*All prices correct at the time of writing (Thursday 6 December)

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1,465 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ando
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Just did the following transfers for -8. Do we think it I'll make those points back in the next few GW's?

    Arnautovic ➡ Lacazette

    Mane ➡ Strerling

    Alonso ➡ Kolasinac

    1. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A & B very likely, not so sure about C but overall looking good.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A definitely
      B most likely if sterling continues his form
      C is iffy, as Alonso has good fixtures post city.

  2. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Best defender to bring in for 4.9m or less..
    Fab, Hamer.
    Doherty, Kola, TAA, AWB ________.

    Not keen on a West Ham double up tho.

    Cedric or Digne I am thinking.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Digne for me. Been unlucky not to get more points last couple of GW, and fixtures coming up bar 2 are good

      1. Gentlemens club
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Digne!

    2. wernerhedgehog
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Digne is best Mid-term. I reckon Baines might start a game so watch out this week.

    3. Moosie the Staggie
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Lovren?

      1. Moosie the Staggie
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Though I'm going for Kolasinac

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Just RP as I thought it could generate some good discussion. Feel free to add any other burning questions you’ve got

    (TAA, Sterling, Sane need to stop rising so quickly lol)

    Question 1: what are people’s thoughts on TAA vs Robbo? I’ve had the Scot from the start as he is more nailed on, etc., but I see a lot of people going TAA over him... beginning to make me wonder if it’s the smart move - anyone in a similar position, or keeping Robertson?

    Question 2: Hazard. CHE have a pretty sweet run of fixtures, but then again so do MCI. I have David Silva, but also have 1.1 ITB - what are your thoughts on Haz to Sterling/Sane next week (GW17)?

    Question 3: Salah. Do you still have him? I finally sold this week for Anderson to allow me to have both Kane and Auba. Feel a bit nervous for the Bournemouth game, but Burnley with Salah(c) was the last straw for me for now. If you’ve sold, what would make you get him back in/when do you plan to? I probably won’t until something brings me to sell Auba or kane

    1. Winners900
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1. I got Robertson as well from the beginning. And I may get TAA if I have nothing to do with the team or downgrade maybe Laporte. But thats just more luxury move. And Robertson is a very good pick. I actually had both TAA and Robertson, but TAA become rotation risk so he had to go. No with Gomez injury it is different, but I dont know how long he will be out.

      2. I moved Hazard. I have DSilva as well, but added Sterling on the team. Sterling is to consistent and explosive to not have him in my eyes. Very annoying that he went up 0.5 before I got him, but finally he is in my team.

      3. I had to move Salah. He just is not worth the money really. 13 million is to much. Simple as that.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Agree with all points, haha

    2. Pierce34
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1: I sold on my wildcard - I was going to keep, but the Gomez injury made up my mind.

      2: I don't know. All I can say is that I sold Hazard and hope he doesn't punish me for the time being.

      3: Never had Salah 😉

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Ballsy guy! Fair play

    3. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1. Have Robbo... Had TAA. I think TAA will prove the better choice.

      2. Shipped Hazard for Sane last GW... Pretty chuffed cos I could then afford Kane.

      3. Always had Salah. Not shipping because no one in my ML has him and I'm top by 50 points. But each to their own. He isn't essential... But for me personally he's the ace in the hole.

    4. Chilavert
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1. Im on WC. Have Robertson since GW1 and just downgraded Alonso to TAA. Now have both but I may lose Robertson if he is not fit tomorrow.

      2. Did Hazard & Aguero > Kane & Sane last week. Brought in Sterling this week.

      3. Yup sold him this week for Sterling. Dont have any plan to bring him back yet.

    5. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1. Started week 1 with TAA, sold him for Robbo, now back to TAA. Watching games, Robbo not as attacking and sits back on set pieces while TAA takes the kick and VVD is in the box.

      2. Sold Haz this week for Sterling. MCI is too explosive to ignore. Will move back to Haz if form of team improves, he is class regardless.

      3. Never had Salah this year, started with Mane, sold him last week for Sane.

    6. jia you jia you
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1. Sold and going without Pool assets for the the next six.
      2. Keeping for his nice run after City.
      3. Salahless for the season.

  4. Pierce34
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    So how do you follow up two great GWs, seeing your rank go from 42K to 10K and avoiding most of the pitfalls? By making two rookie mistakes of course - first playing a wildcard I didn't need to play, and then losing 0.1 by accidentally selling a player I wanted to keep.

    I thought I knew better than that - I guess it's good to be brought back down to earth! 😀

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Ouch!

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I still make some basic mistakes after 11 years. Forgetting to use the WC purely for value gain before putting the actual draft in place is a classic for me.

      1. Pierce34
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I was completely the opposite - was so fixated on value gain that I sold Fabianski for a 4.0 in order to accommodate all the risers 😆

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          🙂

    3. jia you jia you
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Congrats on your great GW mate and GL with your WC

      1. Pierce34
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Cheers! I just feel I would've been fine for another week with the same team, especially now that it looks like Martial is fit. I guess it has enabled me to pick up Sterling before he became too expensive - but then again it's the same difference after my Fabianski buy-back blunder 😀

        1. jia you jia you
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Must admit I was surprised that you wilcarded after killing it midweek and already having an Arsenal forward in place which most hadnt. But done now, no turning back!

          1. Pierce34
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            The trouble is, the decision was already made on Tuesday (when I didn't know how great all my Wednesday players would do!) so the button was hit then. Anyway, at least it means I've now got Sterling and a playing bench, and I don't have to sweat on the fitness of Martial and Robertson.

  5. troller
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Will sane start this week?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Anyone aaying they know is lying

    2. Brooksy86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Pep doesn't know... Why would we?

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sterling Aguero Sane is my expectation

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I think Mahrez Aguero Sterling

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Nah I think Pep will give Mahrez another run mid-week. You could see how frustrated his manager was with some of his decisions and lack of vision. Sane needs to create the width on the left, Sterling is much better than Mahrez and he will play right

  6. Gentlemens club
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Hmm, anything worth a hit?

    Fabianski
    Laporte - AWB - Doherty - Robertson*
    Sané - Hazard - Richarlison - Martial*
    Jimenéz - Kane

    Wilson/Alonso/Diangana

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      It's decent. The week everyone benches Alonso is the week ....

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        So no hit, but lack of Arsenal attack could really hurt this week, but no easy path to one, as I would not go for a mid.

  7. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Ideas on this lot?

    Fabianski Patricio
    Alonso Robertson AWB Doherty Schindler
    Sterling Sane Richarlison Anderson Hojbjerg
    Kane Arnie* Jimenez

    1 FT, 3.1m in bank

    Obviously Arnie needs to go, a hit needed for Auba or any other forward for free?

    What would you do?

    Cheers in advance.

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Laca in

      1. Pierce34
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Agree with this, looks like the obvious move for now.

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Laca in for free seems good.

    3. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Do you want Alonso or a Gooners striker long term?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Can't I have both?

        1. maglia rosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          i missed how much you had in bank tm so you can afford laca.

    4. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Laca will probably score a lot of points over the next several game weeks.

      1. Srv210
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        What about Aubameyang?

    5. Chilavert
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Laca for free

    6. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Thanks all.

    7. kawaiii
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Who are you going to captain is a key question too ?
      Arnie to Mitro perhaps ?

    8. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Lacazette is the best move imo.
      You can free up some money by offloading Patricio and Robbo (get TAA). But wouldn't that for a hit now.

  8. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    What do you guys think about martial to eriksen?

    1. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      yes.. or Son..

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Feel like eriksen is more nailed

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'm keeping him but not a bad move

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      definitely, but any other alternatives?

      Eriksen is quite pricey imo

    4. wernerhedgehog
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Jonty and Neale reckon Eriksen may face reduced minutes or benched this week. Played 90 and 78 so far. If a 1 week punt, not the best look; But midterm Eriksen is probably better.

  9. weaver93
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Bench Bennett or AWB.
    Have Patricio in goal..

    cheers

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Prob dont go double wolves

    2. Gentlemens club
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Bennet

  10. Pierce34
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which two would you pick out of Sane, Son, Martial and Anderson?

    Can be any combination other than Sane & Son - too expensive.

    1. Gentlemens club
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sanderson

      1. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Indeed

        1. Pierce34
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Cheers.

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sane and Martial if Martial healthy vs. FUL, then to Anderson next week.

  11. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    A Arnie to laca for free
    B Alonso and Arnie to bellerin and auba for -4

    ?

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A
      I would stay far away from Arsenal defense

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        despite the great run of fixtures?

  12. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Trent or (Bellerin/Kola) for the the next 4,5 fixtures?

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Kola for the next 4, 5. However, if I could afford it I'd rather go Trent since I dislike making defender transfers and think Trent is just going to be better long term.

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Chelsea’s last 13 games’ cleansheets record:

    0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Trade all man city players now

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Binary
      Hope the sequence ain't broken this weekend or do I
      Not sure probably yes 🙂

  14. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Vardy and Arnie to Auba and Success.

    Do it??

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I say yes whether for a hit or not.

  15. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Some hard calls on who starts here, bench order and VC, anywhere close to correct, would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

    Ederson

    Alonso Robertson TAA Kola

    Sterling (VC) Eriksen Alli

    Auba (C) Wilson Jimenez

    Hamer Laporte Fraser Stephens

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I would play laporte for liverpool defender

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yeah with Ederson there too it's a hard call. Overall I probably trust Pool defence more. City getting that annoying habit of giving up one and harder fixture (maybe)

    2. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Laporte in for Alonso?

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I would consider Laporte swap for one of Pool but never bench Alonso. Every time I transferred out or bench last year he hauled. Too much fear can't do it. I am aware of form etc. Thanks

  16. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Ryan-Button
    Alonso-TAA-Laporte-Doherty-AWB
    Salah-Sterling-Richarlison-Fraser-Camarsa
    Kane-Arnie-Wilson

    Should I do:

    A) Arnie --> Jimenez for free
    B) Salah and Arnie --> Sane and Laca for -4
    C) Salah and Arnie --> Silva and Auba for -4
    D) Alonso and Arnie --> Diop and Laca for -4
    E) Do nothing and save FT for next week.

    If I do A or E, I will probably captain Salah as Leicester's defense seems pretty stingy. This week is a tough one for me decision-wise, and I hate not having an Arsenal attacker for Huddersfield.

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A looks good

  17. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which one?

    a) Aubameyang + Luiz/Vertonghen
    b) lacazette + Alonso

    It's getting very tough deciding between auba & laca..

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A with Luiz

      1. Srv210
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks, this auba vs laca debate is getting to my head man...what do you think as an arsenal fan?

        1. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          If Laca had not been injured and had played the full 90 minutes the last few matches, I would actually prefer him.

  18. Patty
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Final Touches to the WC Team
    Fabianski Steele
    Laporte TAA Kola xxxx xxxx
    Sterling Sané Richarlison Fanderson xxxx
    Auba Kane xxxx

    Best combo?
    A. Bennett AWB Gunnarsson Wilson (Play 343)
    B. Digne Schindler Fraser Kamara (Play 352)

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A imo

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      You think Kola will keep his place with Monreal & Koscielny both back to fitness ?

      1. Patty
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        He’s only a pick for the next 4 gwks and with Holdings injury this strengthens his case.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Can’t see Kola starting many, not sure I would be WCing him in for 4 weeks ? Holding will be repacked by Kos or Lich so no impact on Kola

          Monreal Koscielney Mustafi Sokratis Bellerin
          Or
          Monreal Koscielny Mustafi Bellerin

  19. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I wonder how you guys bank ft. I dont ever have enough of them

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Planning. I bank all the time.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A starting bench and nailed players ,.. means you don’t have to make a transfer at the first sight of an injury

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    With a few Arsenal defenders back to fitness are we likely to Arsenal going back to the tried and tested ? ... clean sheets have been far and few between so I expect a shake up 🙂

    Monreal Koscielney Mustafi Sokratis Bellerin

    Or

    Monreal Koscielny Mustafi Bellerin

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Don't like either - no Kola 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Kola unlikely to hold his place much longer though, that much is pretty certain

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          ;(

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I expect Arsenal to win a lot of matches 3-1 and 2-1. They seem to be allergic to clean sheets.

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think Kola will still start, subbed off around 70-80 minutes in the next few games to ease Monreal back.

      So it would be great if Kola banks a cleansheet and comes off.

      I'm getting Kola in on my wc, easy swap to Digne after if he's dropped.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yip, he is likely to start the next game, not sure after that though

  21. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Chelsea fans, was Luiz rested last game or dropped?

    1. kawaiii
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Rested

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        thanks!

  22. Tabbara
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which option is better:
    A:Lacazette and Fraser for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
    already have auba,double up arsenal attack

    B:Son and Wilson for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
    Thx

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A. Flair.

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      If Martial fit, just do Arnie to Wilson

  23. Kabayan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Ended with some cheapish.
    Ings, Camarasa, Kenedy, AWB, Schindler.

    Which two of them that I should play?

    1. Soapy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Ings Kenedy imo

  24. Soapy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Have I got my 11 and bench right here lads?

    Ederson
    Robertson TAA Alobso
    Salah Sane D.Silva Richarlison Fraser
    (C)Auba Wilson
    Balbuena AWB Success

  25. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Mitrovic: mun, WHM, new, WOL, HUD

    Aubameyang/Lacazzete: HUD, sou, BUR, bri, liv

    Looks like Mitrovic has a potential to outscore or atleast match Arsenal forward or maybe I'm just overthinking 😮

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      If he avoids yellow, and Auba gets rested, he has a decent chance....

      Equally Auba could get 17 v Huddersfield right out the gate

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1 yc away from suspension

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I would expect Arsenal to score quite a few more than Fulham.

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        yeah but the goals are likely to be spready between Auba and Lacazette whereas Mitrovic will probably score majority of Fulham's goal

        1. BananaNose Maldonado
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          In the last ten matches, Fulham have scored 8 goals. We romanticized how attacking they were early in the season - it was a cool story - but the results aren’t there.

  26. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Morata’s BPS last 4 games:

    -10, -1, -7, -3

    Four consecutive negatives!

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Consistent

  27. PepeRooneyPizza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Lads,

    If you have Kane and no chance of bringing in Aub, is Lacazette the way to go? Any arsenal supporters rate him over the Xmas period?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think Lacazette can keep up with Aubameyang. He's a great alternative.

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think Laca will score a lot of points the next several game weeks.

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      He is way too injury prone. Basically a higher potential ramsey but then I dint buy Laca as wont be confortable captaining him ever

      1. Moosie the Staggie
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        This is why I got Aubameyang, I'm quite happy to stick the armband on him. I don't have that confidence with Laca, though maybe that's a mistake on my part. Time will tell!

  28. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Patricio
    Alonso, Robertson, Doherty, Balbuena
    Salah, David Silva, Martial, Richarlison
    Kane, Wilson

    Hamer; Arnautovic, Kenedy, Wan-Bissaka.

    1 FT 1.2 ITB

    A) Save
    B) Martial + Arnautovic -> Snodgrass + Lacazette (-4)
    C) Alonso + Arnautovic -> Bellerin + Lacazette (-4)

    C could be TAA instead of Bellerin but not too keen on double Liverpool defence with their fixtures.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Al 3 look kinda poor. Salah will be big doubt with crunch napoli match in 3 days. Martial is fit to play and its vs Fulham next!
      Probably save if you already at rank desired or do Salah + Arnie to Felipe + Auba

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      B imo

  29. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Who will bring more points in GW16?
    a. Laca and Mikhi
    b. Auba and Snody/Paterson
    c. Chicha and Kola

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      B I think with Snoddy

  30. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Team is looking pretty weak this week, especially after considering the very likely rotation that will take place.

    Any suggestions for a hit or two that might make sense longer term?

    Fab
    Alonso | Robertson | Digne | Doherty
    Mahrez | Sané | Son | Richarlison
    Kane | Laca

    (Stek || AWB | Success | Barkley)

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Find the way to get Sterling.
      Barkley to 4.4, Mahrez and Son to Sterling and Frazy

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Not the week to get Sterling I don’t think...