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Finding the best combination of premium FPL options

After the hectic Christmas period, there is no little consensus over which premium Fantasy Premier League options are the best to own.

The problem has been particularly prevalent in midfield and attack with the recent re-emergence of Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) forcing managers to chop and change their more expensive assets to get him back in.

We have decided to take the opportunity of the upcoming break from league action to compare some of the popular players at the dearer end of their classification.

These are Salah, Raheem Sterling (£11.3m), Eden Hazard (£11.1m), Leroy Sané (£9.5m) and Paul Pogba (£8.4m) in midfield with Harry Kane (£12.6m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m), Sergio Aguero (£11.2m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.1m) up front.

Using the Fantasy Football Scout members’ area we have weighed these options against each other for various statistics over the last six Gameweeks.

The analysis takes into account their minutes per shots in the box, minutes per efforts on target, creativity and expected data.

We have chosen the period of the last six Gameweeks to factor in the hectic festive period but also to take into account some of the matches before that too.

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  1. Melania
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Are people still considering Ings as an option? Minutes have been limited since his return from injury and stats look poor.

    1. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Willing to give him a few more games as the fixture run is so kind

    2. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Don't go near him bought 3 weeks ago and he's had 2 games less than 90 min and one no show, worst transfer of my year !

      1. Bat Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I have him. Wouldn’t buy him, yes.

      2. zotter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lol redmond is also a trap tempting me in for snodgrass

    3. Melania
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Have been considering him as Kane Son ➡ Salah Ings would allow me to upgrade Anderson to De Bryne/Sane.

      Thinking Mitrovic and Pogba/D Silva may be a better move.

  2. Bat Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Appreciate any help, will try to answer as much in return
    1 FT 1.5 ITB
    Lloris Button
    Alonso Lindelof Holebas Bennett Peltier
    Sterling Hazard Pogba Richarlison Fraser
    Kane Jiminez Ings

    I feel quite embarrassed posting that defense so was thinking of doing Peltier to TAA. Think that’s a better move than getting Salah or saving a transfer. Happy to captain Hazard or Sterling

    1. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Get Trent in for Bennet and why haven't you got Doherty ?

      1. Bat Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I cashed in on him last week. Don’t like their defense and already have Bennett. Doesn’t it make more sense to gob peltier to TAA?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What do you mean "cashed in" - he is great value at 5m or w/e you sold him for. Miles better than Lindelof. Bennett does not in any shape cover Doherty given that in Doherty's last 5 returns only 1 has been a CS.

        2. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Depends. Are you going to play him, and then sit Holebas on your bench? If so, seems like you might as well do Holebas to TAA and save yourself some money.

  3. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    WC g2g?

    Foster Speroni
    TAA D.Luiz Lovren AWB Doherty
    Salah Hazard Sane Fraser Camarasa
    Kane Rashford Kamara

    Lovren to Shaw or Lindelof when Gomez/Matip are back

    1. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I’d get the Utd defender straight away if you want one. Been burned by trying to booo transfers ahead of time on a WC

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lovren finished once Gomez back in couple weeks. Don’t like the double kamara/ camarasa. Maybe Solanke.

  4. zotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What to do?

    Don’t really like Digne. Snodgrass. Diop. Keepers and Need Kane soon.

    One ft. Nil itb

    Leno
    Vvd. Digne. Awb
    Snodgrass. Salah c. Hazard. Pogba. Richarlison
    Auba. Rash

    Hart. Jimi. Doherty. Diop

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Auba only has PL so would keep, matching Kane at present with less minutes.

      1. zotter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. So hold for this week and pray snodgrass starts? Or do a keeper ? Or both ?

        Can do leno snodgrass to alisson and mega fodder

        1. g40steve
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hold, the template is broken at present.
          One huge score for say Auba, Sane etc will see those spunking their WC’s pulling hair out 🙂
          I think Etheridge, or the playing 4.2 have good run of games?
          Alisson is solid but not getting the double digit hauls.

      2. Rusty71
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Arsenal already out of FA cup and Europa league are they?

    2. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Downgrade Leno to Fabby, Gunn or Heaton to give you cash for next week

      1. The Dogs Love Leeds
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If you want a hit Snoddy to Brooks or Fraser with the keeper cash if you can do

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hold. Kane or Auba... pointless to have both or sell one for the other IMO.

      1. Rusty71
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I've got both, been doing very well lately thanks!

    4. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Team looks good to me ! Maybe save FT and get Kane next week

  5. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Who would you replace the ## with?

    #Flappy#
    Digne, TAA, Pereira
    Salah, Hazard, #Son#, Pogba, #Fanderson#,
    Auba, Rashford,

    Button, Kamara, AWB, Doherty,

    Toying with; Etheridge, Sane, Fraser or just Etheridge & Bilva & keep Son for now?

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Alisson and Fraser and keep Son for now?

      1. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not bad, Alisson solid but steady, Fraser bargain(removed them three games ago when used 1st WC)

    2. The Dogs Love Leeds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Gunn is an interesting option as keeper if you fancy a punt and some cash.

      I've gone Gunn and Button on my WC this week.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Manager said he played Gunn as he wanted a sweeper keeper for the Chelsea match.

        Seems like a very high risk GK duo.

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Flappy is fine. Expect him to get a 5 pointer vs Arsenal.

  6. Patch
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Thought solanke went to crystal?

    Less desirable in Bournemouth team?

    1. Bat Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes absolutely. Def a wait and see

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      preparing for Wilsons departure?

  7. FPL_adict
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Fabianski Hennessey
    Kolasinac Holebas Digne Robertson WanBis
    Hazard Sterling Deulofeu Son Richarlison
    Arnatouvic Kane Success

    1 FT, 0.2 it. What will you do?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Move Hennessy. There was always a chance he was losing his place when fit.

  8. FPL_adict
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hennessey to Patricio for Wolves cover? Good fixtures after City game as well. And Hennessey price is about to drop.

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Presume talking to me. Don;t know about Patricio. I have him and Fab and thinking of one of them to move on. Probably Fab

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Doherty is the Wolves asset you want.

  9. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Unlikely but if S Korea don't qualify, Son is going nowhere

  10. Ibra
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A) Robbo -> TAA
    B) Alonso -> 5.6 (no Liverpool)

    Which one is better?

    1. FPL_adict
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I prefer B, to TAA. If you don't want to double up on liverpool defense, Doherty, Shaw?

  11. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which Midfielder should I ditch for Salah ?

    A) Richarlison
    B) Fraser

    Thanks guys.

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Richarlison

    2. FPL_adict
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Richarlison

    3. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think it depends when you bought Fraser? If early then he is very good value and might want to keep for season. If late, I think Everton’s fixtures look good for Rich, despite poor form.

  12. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Would you do Digne to TAA for free ?

    Pool better at keeping CS and TAA can also get attacking returns

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Of course!

    2. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes, did the same move.

  13. Usyismail
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Will appreciate any advice,
    Patricio,lossl
    Digne,,trippier,doherty,wan bissaka,pereira
    Hazard, sterling,richarlisom, martial,torreira,
    Kane, rashford, jiminez,
    2ft, 0.8mik int the bank.
    Was thinking torreira to paterson this week.
    And also thinking of what to do with sterling and martial in the coming days

  14. Tatty Bojangles
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone got a link to the Mods and Contributors League?

  15. SantaCruz87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hazard + Son + Ings -> Salah + Redmond/Brooks + Rashford.

    Good move?

    1. CMJC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes! I’d do brooks assuming you have bench cover when needed.

  16. fachada
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    After the city game, which one would you do?

    Holebas > Doherty
    or
    Holebas > TAA (and doubling up with Robbo)

    ?

  17. HenryS
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Just used my Wildcard ahead of GW22. Thoughts please?

    Fabianski, Etheridge

    Digne, van Dijk, Wan-Bissaka, Doherty, Peltier

    Salah, Sane, Pogba, Son, Richarlison

    Aubameyang, Jiménez, Kamara

    1. yordani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son will be out for 2-3 game weeks, maybe you will earn more points if you get David Silva now and then buy Son when he is back from his Asia trip.
      Also I prefer TTA instead of van Dijk

  18. yordani
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    hi all,

    using WC this week, what do you think abt my team?

    Button/Etheridge
    AWB, TTA, Robbo, Bennet, Bednarek
    Sterling, Sane, Salah, Richi, Westwood
    Aguero, Jimenez, Rashford

  19. needalittlehelp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Will the following affect Hazzard, and has the following already affected Haaazrd and the entire Chelski team - Fatigue, Sari likes to play with quite a small squad of players and does not rotate as much as other managers, are there any stats to support this? And they are still in 3 other cup comps?

  20. done7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I have Salah and Hazard in my midfield.

    Is it time to replace Hazard with Pogba or leave Hazard for now