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. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Who to start out of the 3.

    A) Awb
    B) alonso
    C) mitrovic

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

      Mitrovic

    2. Bolivian Seaman
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      c

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Go with the attacker when in doubt.
      United's defense is terrible. Can easily see him scoring

    4. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Mitrovic it is. Thank you guys

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

        Yeah, never before now would I have been more than content to play Mitro away at Old Trafford.

  2. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    in defense--
    Stones or Kolasinac?
    Zabaleta or Balbuena?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      neither stones or kola are nailed so i d avoid both
      balbuena

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

      Kola and Balbu

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    morning all

    who's going with one big hitter up front with their wc team ?

    1. RichRover
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Not wilcarding, but I have Kane, Jimenez and Mitrovic

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        thank you

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      WC is a distant memory but recently have gone for Kane and Auba up front..... watch this space!

  4. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Snoddy nailed? Is it worth it to go for a hit here?

    Peirera and Kenedy to Bellerin and Snodgrass?

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Not nailed. Would just do the Pereira move and consider Snoddy next week. Kenedy was rested wasn't he? And he has a good fixture. While Snoddy could easily be rested this weekend (although I did buy him myself for a hit, but that was to raise funds). If Kenedy's ruled out, perhaps do that move instead (or as well if you can't/won't bench Pereira)

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Kenedy has a flag which worries me but I'll wait for news before I do anything. Thanks

      2. altan8797
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        kenedy is a doubt for the weekend

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Went for him to raise funds and his fixtures are good, but as to whether he us nailed or not I don't know, if he keeps scoring/assisting he will become nailed soon enough imo

  5. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    If I knew that Auba would start, I'd honestly do a -4 [already done Arnie>Wilson] to get rid of Kane for him and make him Captain. Even after only getting Kane last week.

    But seems risky to me, and Kane is looking good for the whole Xmas period. Anyone think it's worth a punt?

    1. BigDave111
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A 4 point hit to take out Kane to put in Auba? Definitely not Sir.

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      and then Kane has BUR the week after...

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Kanes most prolific months are December and January. He's scored 19 (2 So far this season) goals in the PL in December so far and 15 in January. I would personally like to have both but it's very difficult to do that plus Kane is far more likely to start every game

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

      Outrageous

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

      Just do it 🙂

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

      Put down the crack pipe

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Prefer NOS in my hippie crack pipe

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

        Balloon 😉

    7. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Very difficult to know who will start. If anything it should be Auba and not Kane who starts because one has a massive midweek game and the other doesn’t. But of course Kane always starts. Auba did look very good against United though. Could have had 2

    8. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Did it last week so front line is more or less set for the Crimbo period 🙂

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Kane and Auba that is

  6. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Best mid for 7.4? Already have Fraser, Anderson and Richarlison

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      shaquiri ?

    2. Win'dian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Who're ur premiums?

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Only Hazard in midfield. I will WC after this week

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Then you don't need another one!

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

    Who would you play (2 out of 5)
    1. Alonso (H vs ManC)
    2. WBA (A vs WHU)
    3. Fraser (H vs LIV)
    4. Hojberg (A vs CAR)
    5. Mitrovic (A vs MU)

    I have picked 4 & 5 myself, but not so sure about it

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

      1, 5

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

      Not sure you can play the entire West Brom team ? 🙂

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      2, 5

  8. SNKI
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Big headache

    Whom should I bench?
    1. Sterling (che)
    2. Sane (che)
    3. Felipe Anderson (CRY)
    4. Sigurdsson (WAT)
    5. Richarlison (WAT)
    6. Rondon (WOL)
    7. Lacazette (HUD)
    8. Auba (HUD)

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Reluctantly 2, 3 or 6. I think most would say 6 because people seem to have a lust for Rondon's blood 😀 Anderson could start on the bench, but I also think Sane isn't undroppable as others do, and his fixture is the worst. Hope that helps narrow it down 😐

    2. Win'dian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      would u really bench 1,2,3,5,7 or 8 if someone here says?
      Basically it's 4 or 6 for me

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

      6

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

      You will probably get the decision made for you imo. Sane must be a doubt to start.
      It's really tough when you go so strong with a front 8 and they all have great fixtures.
      It would be between 6 and 3 for me, maybe just Rondon

    5. mdm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      2 will be benched by Pep, so I suggest you do the same

    6. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      2 & 6

    7. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Easy. 6

    8. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      6

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Is Jesus expected to start against Chelsea?

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

      Most likely he will. Need to wait news from Aguero. Also possible that Pep goes with Mahrez - Sterling - Sane front three?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Anythings possible with pep. Cheers

  10. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    1. The 7 goals Salah has scored this season have been against teams ranked 10 or lower.

    2. He has only scored 2 away goals in the process.

    3. Combining these 2 facts, he faces 5 top 10 teams and once away against Wolves, in the next 7.

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

      Getting 1 last run out for me before wc

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

        What week will you probably be Wildcarding in?

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

          Still not 100% but might do it next week

  11. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Gtg bench order and firs 11?

    Fabianski
    Alonso, Taa, Doherty, Bennett
    Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Fraser
    Kane, Auba(c)

    Hamer, Kamara, Hojberg, Wb

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Dodgy bench but Kane Auba Salah not easy to have spare cash.

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

      g2g... and bench alright

  12. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Would you?

    Arnie + Sane -> Auba + FAnderson for -4?

    Will give me front 3 of Auba, Kane & Mitro

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

      Would not sell Sane

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

      Arnie needs to go but I would keep Sane

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

      Kane and Mitro will do

      who is your mid (beside Sane)?

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

        may be Arnie > Chica?

    4. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Arnie only for the moment

  13. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I think Auba will start. He wont play europa league on Thur so has a weeks rest for next weekend.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Couldn't you claim that about any of the players, besides maybe one CB?

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Suggestions for this team folks? 1 ft, 1.3m itb

    Patricio
    Alonso LaPorte vvd
    hazard sane Eriksen richarlison
    jesus Wilson arnie

    McCarthy awb bennett ward

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Jesus! Jesus.

  15. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    How’s this for a wildcard team please:

    Fabianski Hamer
    TAA Doherty Dunk AWB Schindler
    Sterling Son Fraser Anderson Richarlison
    Kane Aubameyang Wilson

    0.1 ITB

    I know the defence lacks premium but the fixtures are nice enough for the next 2 or 3 weeks at least, and they rotate well...

    solid front 8 that rotate well too, limiting that benching headache...

    Am I missing anything?

    Thanks

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

      Your defence money sits in the bench..
      I would rate that defence 1/5
      rest of the team is good

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

      Dunk has tough fixtures, and considering Bournemouths fixtures a double up of Fraser and Wilson going forward might not work out. So try to get in Mitrovic/Zaha/Jimenez and Bellerin maybe?

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Very good IMO. Pretty likely rotation will give any bench player a run anyway.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks buddy

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

    Success, Barkley ... Kola ? 🙂

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Kola atm. But Kola howler last time out will not bode well when Monreal is back.

  17. WE GO FOR IT
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Pick one:
    A. Hazard + Richarlison + Chicharito + 4
    B. Snodgrass + Richarlison + Auba
    C. Son/Martial + Richarlison + Lacazette
    D. Hazard + 4.5 mid (as 4th mid) + Auba

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'm sorry., it's Lacazette in the last one!

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

      C

    3. Kosan11
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months ago

      C for me

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

      B or C

    5. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Cheers both! 🙂

  18. Kosan11
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months ago

    G2G?

    Fabianski
    Alonso I Doherty I Pereira
    Richarlison I Martial I Fraser I Anderson
    Kane(V) I Wilson I Auba(C)

    Sane I Yedlin I Duffy

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

      Why would you even bench Sane over Fraser?

      1. Kosan11
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I am 90% sure Pep will bench Sane, and maybe he will play only last few minutes

  19. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Balbuena or Zabaleta? (Zabaleta is 0.1 less expensive)

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Balbuena has great underlying numbers for the price.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I have Fab and 1 enough I think for a side who struggles for clean sheets.

  20. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Any news on Ings gents?
    Kept him for a while now but thought of a change before another drop.
    "out of the box" Andone. got 90 minutes BEFORE Murray injury. Maybe changing of the guard. An enabler for Laca too.

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

      I would like to know the latest on Ings too, but he has seemed not so badly injured and on the verge of a comeback for the last 2 games

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        This^ reason i kept him.

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

      Ings situation is bit annoying it seems that he is close to return but he has not even been in the squad for last 2 gw's. As an owner I think I will just keep him. Good enabler. Having penalties. He should be good value when he comes back. No news atm.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Cheers. Seems we are all a little frustrated.

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

        This is the conclusion I have come to, and having other Arnie type fires to put out Ings just has to sit there in my bench 🙂

  21. jazzy30
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Guys, whats the latest on Sadio Mane? is his injury keeping him out of the match this weekend? need information to decide on who between Mane or Hazard to remove along with Arnie to get in Kane and a replacement mid.

  22. maratus
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Morning lads!

    Any improvements for my WC team? 0 itb.

    Fabianski / Steele
    Alonso / TAA / Bellerin / Schindler / Wanbis
    Anderson / Sterling / Sané / Richarlison / Gunnarsson
    Aubameyang / Kane / Kamara

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

    Hey guys, how does this wc team look?
    Fabianski hamer
    TAA Digne Doherty Cedric awb
    Sane dilva siggy Anderson fraser
    Kane aubameyang jimenez

    Got 1.2 left, not sure where to use it

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

      Cedric > Premium? Maybe Laporte?

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

      Upgrade Cedric perhaps?

  24. George James
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Brought Lacazette in last night and want to stick the armband on him but very nervous. Can see some predicted line ups with him and some without. What’s people’s thoughts on him starting?

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

      If I had him id def stick the armband on him

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I dont know. Have him too.

      Kane, Sterling, Laca the best three options in my team but all with a caveat.

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

    Auba > Lacazette gives me Chambers > Doherty and Flappy > Lloris. What do you think?

    Lloris
    VVD TAA Doherty Kola AWB
    Sterling Sane Richarlison Fraser Camarasa
    Kane Laca Little Pea

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Kola is nailed when Monreal back, Monreal will go in at CB?

      Bellerin Sokartis Kos Monreal Kola

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

        Kola is far from nailed.

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

        Not nailed. Could play 4 at the back (with either Monreal or Kola LB). Could play Monreal LWB when Koscielny or Holding are available (also Jenkinson exists). Could play Maitland-Niles as LB or LWB or Iwobi as LWB. Not nailed.

    2. George James
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Who you capping this week mate?

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

        Either one of the Arsenal guys I end up with. I know Auba is on fire (and I have him ATM) but I really want to go Laca. Doing my head in!

  26. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Looking for a defender at 5.8m is hard, nailed defenders at Spurs other than Trippier?

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

      Toby maybe, have probably got his rest now

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

      Would prefer Bellerin, Mina or Digne, personally

  27. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Best replacement for Arnautovic?

    A. Zaha
    B. Mitro
    C. Jimenez
    D. Chicha/Perez

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

      C

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      D Chica

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

      I already owned c and went d Hernandez

  28. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Start Fraser(LIV) or Diop(CPL).. Starting Wilson too if that matters

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Diop.
      CP doesn't score much

  29. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Hey guys i desperately need to catch up in my mini league as the leader is about 110 pnts ahead. Now i don't usually do this but im seriously considering using my free hit this GW due to some really decent fixtures. Yes i know the chip can be used at a later stage of the season and yes i know this may sound crazy but i think its worth a punt. Thoughts? TIA 🙂

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

      Depends on current team... and majority on here you know what they/we think

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

      DON'T

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        current team:
        Hart
        Digne - Doherty - Robbo - Laporte
        Siggi - Sterling - Alli - Ando
        Jimenez - Kane

        FH Team:
        Fabianski
        Morrison - Kolasinac - Digne - Doherty
        Siggi/Richarlison - Sterling - Paterson
        Kane - Auba - Laca/Lukaku

  30. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Mahrez has only 7 starts this season. But already 4 double digit returns. That’s crazy.