Fixtures

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures?

Our regular “frisk” of the Premier League fixture list from a Fantasy perspective returns for the first time in 2019.

In this feature, we assess the top-flight clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks 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, we will scrutinise the long-term fixtures beyond that point where relevant.

The Strong

Tottenham Hotspur

Next six: MUN, ful, WAT, NEW, LEI, bur

Possible turning point: che (Gameweek 28)

Spurs are just over halfway through their excellent sequence of fixtures that began in Gameweek 15.

A resurgent Manchester United might prove to be stiff opposition this Sunday but the Red Devils have still only kept three clean sheets all season (the shut-out against Newcastle United was their first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) and remain less than convincing at the back.

The underlying defensive stats are positive under Solskjaer: United rank second for fewest shots on target conceded and third for fewest big chances conceded since the Norwegian took charge.

The calibre of United’s last four opponents has to be taken into account though and the jury remains out on a backline that still includes Phil Jones (£5.1m), who has looked suspect alongside the more impressive Victor Lindelof (£4.8m).

Son Heung-min (£8.8m) exits for the Asian Cup after Gameweek 22 and it remains to be seen how his departure affects Spurs’ attacking output, but the Lilywhites unquestionably have some fine fixtures regardless – including a triple-header at home against Watford, Newcastle and Leicester City.

All six of their next opponents rank among the bottom 11 teams for shots in the box conceded over the last six Gameweeks, with Watford, Newcastle and Fulham in the bottom five for attempts on target allowed over that period.

Leicester’s record of seven big chances conceded over the last six Gameweeks is inferior to only three other teams, however.

No side has kept as many clean sheets as Spurs in the last six Gameweeks, a run that has included shut-outs against two teams they face in Gameweeks 26 and 27: Leicester and Burnley.

Those two sides plus Newcastle and Fulham rank in the bottom half of the table for shots on target in Gameweeks 16-21.

Leicester, Fulham and Newcastle also sit in the bottom four for fewest goals scored over this period.

Liverpool

Next six: bha, CRY, LEI, whu, BOU, mun

Possible turning point: mun (Gameweek 27)

One of only three teams who avoid a “big six” side in the next five Gameweeks (the others being Everton and Southampton: see below), Liverpool’s fixtures command attention for those Fantasy managers with or indeed without the likes of Mohamed Salah (£13.3m).

The likelihood of huge attacking returns in the next three Gameweeks might not be as probable as it seems, though: Brighton, Palace and Leicester rank in the top seven sides for fewest big chances conceded since the beginning of December (Gameweek 14 onwards).

Liverpool “only” scored a total of five goals against these three clubs in the respective reverse fixtures but the Reds are now a different proposition to the somewhat restrained team they were in the first month of the season, ranking top or joint-top for attempts on goal, shots in the box, big chances and indeed goals scored since the start of last month.

Jurgen Klopp’s team found the net on 11 occasions in the reverse fixtures of the matches in Gameweeks 25-27, though Manchester United will be a different prospect to the limp side that they faced in Jose Mourinho’s final game in charge.

Nevertheless, only Fulham have recorded fewer clean sheets than both the Red Devils and West Ham this season, while Bournemouth have shipped six more goals than any other team (22 in total) since the beginning of December – including three to Salah in Gameweek 16.

Liverpool’s remaining Premier League fixtures in January most definitely offer the possibility of further clean sheets (the Reds have 12 already in 2018/19), with Brighton, Palace and Leicester in the bottom six for biggest chances created over the last eight Gameweeks.

Everton

Next six: BOU, sou, hud, WOL, wat, MCI

Possible turning point: MCI (Gameweek 27)

Everton’s lack of clean sheets of late – not a single shut-out in the last eight Gameweeks – is the source of much discussion in the Fantasy community regarding the appeal of Lucas Digne (£5.2m) and the Toffees’ next five matches could very well represent the French left-back’s swansong in our Fantasy squads, with Everton’s fixtures stiffening from Gameweek 27 onwards.

Huddersfield’s struggles for goals this season (13 in 21 league fixtures) offers a glimmer of hope for a rare clean sheet in Gameweek 24, while Bournemouth, Southampton and Wolves sit in the bottom half of the table for shots in the box over the last eight Gameweeks.

Five of their next six opponents (the Terriers being the predictable exception) are all scoring at a rate better than a goal a game since the start of December, however, while Everton rank second-bottom for big chances conceded during that time.

For those who own Richarlison (£6.9m) and co, however, there are encouraging omens.

Everton have scored against all of their next six opponents already this season, including Manchester City at the Etihad.

Five of their next half-dozen opponents (including Pep Guardiola’s side, who like Everton are without a clean sheet since November) also rank in the bottom half of the table for big chances conceded in the last eight Gameweeks.

Southampton

Next six: lei, EVE, CRY, bur, CAR, ars

And then: FUL

Possible turning point: mun (Gameweek 29)

Southampton’s upturn in fixtures prompted our recent analysis of two of their budget midfielders, with the Saints having the “easiest” run of matches over the next seven Gameweeks according to our Season Ticker.

In Gameweeks 25-28, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s troops face four of the six teams that have allowed the most shots on target in 2018/19. Arsenal are one of those sides, who the Saints put three goals past in December.

Cardiff City beat the south coast side 1-0 in Hasenhuttl’s first match in charge and the two teams will meet again at St. Mary’s in Gameweek 26.

The visit of Everton in Gameweek 23 is another attractive proposition from an attacking perspective: the Toffees have recorded no clean sheets in the last eight Gameweeks and have allowed the second-highest number of big chances (23) over that period.

Leicester and Palace’s defences will surely prove less obliging, with those two clubs ranking in the top three for fewest shots on target conceded over the last eight Gameweeks. The Foxes and Roy Hodgson’s side have registered a combined seven clean sheets during that period.

For those interested in Jan Bednarek (£3.9m) and co, the Saints face four teams between now and the end of February who have scored at a rate of a goal per game or less over the last eight Gameweeks: Leicester, Burnley, Cardiff and Fulham.

Five of the Saints’ next seven opponents also rank in the bottom half of the table for shots on target from Gameweek 14 onwards.

Also Consider

Cardiff City (HUD, new, ars, BOU, sou, WAT) aren’t a particularly popular team from a Fantasy perspective, with not one of their outfield players being owned by more than 4% of FPL managers.

There is no denying that the Bluebirds’ fixtures are among the best in the division over the next six Gameweeks, however, with only a trip to Arsenal – who themselves are unconvincing at the back – to be concerned about in the medium term.

Indeed, the Bluebirds’ appealing matches continue well into March and it is not until Chelsea visit South Wales in Gameweek 32 that Neil Warnock’s side have to really worry about a daunting fixture again.

Cardiff have largely held their own against mid-table/relegation fodder this season and only three clubs outside the “big six” have kept more clean sheets than the Bluebirds (five) in 2018/19.

Neil Warnock’s troops have, in fact, only conceded 16 goals in 14 matches against sides currently ranked seventh or below.

Their next two opponents, Huddersfield and Newcastle, have scored the joint-fewest number of goals in the Premier League this season.

Due to the reversal of their fixture against Spurs back in September, Watford (cry, BUR, tot, bha, EVE, car) only enjoy two home matches in the next seven Gameweeks.

The Hornets rank second for “defence” over the next half-dozen matches, though, taking on four of the sides that lie in the bottom six for shots on target in 2018/19.

Those same four teams – Cardiff, Palace, Brighton and Burnley – sit in the bottom half of the table for goals scored this campaign.

The defences Watford face might be tougher nuts to crack, however, with five of their next six opponents (the exception being Everton) among the ten meanest backlines for big chances conceded in the last eight Gameweeks.

The Weak

Leicester City

Next six: SOU, wol, liv, MUN, tot, CRY

Possible turning point: CRY (Gameweek 27)

A Gameweek 22 encounter with Southampton is the calm before the storm for Claude Puel’s side, with trips to Wolves, Liverpool and Spurs sandwiching the visit of Manchester United before the Foxes’ fixtures turn for the better in Gameweek 27.

Leicester are a difficult team to fathom of late and recent evidence suggests those tricky-looking upcoming fixtures aren’t a formality, with the Foxes having defeated Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton over the last four Gameweeks.

This is the same team, of course, that lost at home to Cardiff and were then dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two club Newport County on Sunday.

Leicester’s defensive solidity – only Chelsea have conceded fewer shots on target in the last eight Gameweeks – will be tested by their matches in Gameweeks 24-26, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs having each scored the joint-highest number of goals (23) since the start of last month.

Gameweek 27 looks a great time to invest in Leicester assets, however, with the Foxes avoiding any of the “big six” in their subsequent nine fixtures.

Bournemouth

Next six: eve, WHU, CHE, car, liv, WOL

And then: ars, MCI

Possible turning point: hud (Gameweek 30)

While Bournemouth have taken some pummelings in December, many Fantasy managers retain a soft spot for the Cherries and their assets.

Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) and Callum Wilson (£6.7m) remain the best-value FPL players in their respective positions and many Fantasy bosses have stuck with their Bournemouth players through the winter months in spite of a tail-off in form and fixtures for Eddie Howe’s side.

Goals for both players in the 3-3 draw with Watford would have rekindled interest but there is little let-up in Bournemouth’s tough schedule, as the Cherries sit bottom of our Season Ticker for the next eight Gameweeks.

There won’t be much interest in Bournemouth’s defensive assets (the Cherries have conceded 22 goals since the start of December, six more than any other club) but visits to Everton and Cardiff at least offer the hope of an attacking return for Fraser and Wilson, with those two sides also sitting in the bottom three for goals conceded over the last eight Gameweeks.

West Ham, meanwhile, have recorded only three clean sheets all season and rank 17th for shots on target and big chances conceded in 2018/19.

Also Consider

Top of our Season Ticker for the second quarter of the season but bottom for the next four Gameweeks, Newcastle United (che, CAR, MCI, tot, wol, HUD) are the first in a trio of unfashionable clubs (from an FPL point of view, we hasten to add) whose limited appeal is further diminished by their upcoming schedule.

No side has scored fewer goals than the Magpies since the beginning of December and matches against Chelsea, Manchester City and Spurs in Gameweeks 22, 24 and 25 make for grim reading.

Only two sides have allowed fewer big chances than Wolves in the last eight Gameweeks, meanwhile, which doesn’t bode well for the Magpies’ prospects at Molineux either.

Home games against Cardiff and Huddersfield could make or break Newcastle’s season and the prospects of clean sheets all round in those two fixtures look strong: the Bluebirds and David Wagner’s side sit in the bottom three with the Tyneside outfit for shots on target from Gameweek 14 onwards.

The fact that back-up goalkeeper Ben Hamer (£4.0m) and the now-departed Collin Quaner (£4.3m) are Huddersfield Town‘s (car, MCI, EVE, che, ARS, new) two most popular FPL assets says all there is to know about the Terriers’ stock in the FPL community, so we won’t waste time discussing why they are ones to avoid. Suffice to say, Wagner’s troops have lost their last nine fixtures in all competitions.

As with Newcastle, the Terriers face two must-win games either side of a tetralogy of daunting fixtures and it is the away matches against Neil Warnock and Rafael Benitez’s sides that represent their best chance of any sort of Fantasy returns over the coming half-dozen Gameweeks.

It is perhaps unfair to lump Brighton and Hove Albion (LIV, mun, ful, WAT, BUR, che) in with the two aforementioned relegation-threatened clubs but like Newcastle, the Seagulls’ kind autumn schedule has given way to an altogether more testing succession of fixtures.

In their coming half-dozen league matches, Chris Hughton’s side face five of the seven clubs who have created the most big chances since the start of December (Fulham being the exception).

While FPL managers are unlikely to be punting on a member of Brighton’s backline during this period, the Seagulls could make life tricky for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea between now and the end of February: from Gameweek 14 onwards, only Maurizio Sarri’s side have conceded fewer big chances than the Sussex club.

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  1. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So, GW27 blank for City and Everton? When will it be rescheduled to though. That is the question.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      God knows. No point even thinking about it yet.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Have a phone number for God?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I don't give out my phone number.

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            I shall ask Missus Epic Fail if that is the case

            1. Leaf
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 9 days ago

              I have her number if you need it

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Burton not out yet!

    3. thischarmingman
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      If you're on twitter, go follow Ben Crellin

  2. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Playing Wonderwall on the P. A. Have Burton not suffered enough?

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Where Did It All Go Wrong?

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Little by little

  3. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    do away goals count in the second leg?

    1. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

  4. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Nearly a goal for every fan there tonight.

    The quadruple is alive and well!

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    You'd think Burton would have just scored an own goal to give City the 10

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I don't get it

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Why not, out anyway mad more fame for losing by double digits lol

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Why would they do that. City didn't let them score.

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So best City midfielder to get in under 10 m is Sané?

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Why the10 minute deadline?

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        K9 curfew

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Price rises

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Under I0 million pounds

        1. Rinseboy
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          defo sane

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      think so

      as long as you have a strong first sub in case of benching

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B Silva for value and consistency in my opinion, by a long shot too

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks-with KDB and DSilva now fit do you not think he will be benched more often?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I think D Silva will be benched more so.

  7. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Damn, bottomed.

    Richarlison or Aonso? I Both are 6.7m selling price for me.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Which to sell?

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Alonso

  8. FredrikH
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Very happy with top 10k OR. But what to do with this?
    Fab
    Alonso Digne Robertson WB
    Salah(C) Son Pogba F.Anderson
    Auba Rashford

    0.0 itb 1FT with Hamer Martial Dorthey and Reid on the bench.

    Want to bank it though a switch to Etheridge between the bars is tempting.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      What did rank have to do with it?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        He’s very happy with it

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Lol

      2. FredrikH
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        That's a really good suggestion. Thanks, ill concider it.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I’d save as I still think Fabianski is ok pick longer term (although don’t expect any points from him this week)

          I’m not a fan of the united attacking triple up - perhaps one becomes Sane soon?

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Players like Richarlison are very highly owned in top 10k, so he may want to hedge

      4. JackJack
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Pretty obvious. Top 10k you're looking for a different set of player to 500k for example.

    2. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      That's a definitely save imo

  9. thischarmingman
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Got lost in the Goals: I've been struggling to decide who to downgrade in order to do Son > Salah
    A) Kane -> Aguero
    B) Alonso -> TAA
    C) Fanderson -> ?

    But now that Ings is out, I can just do:
    D) Ings -> Quaner

    Ings wouldnt be playing next few anyway - makes sense?

    1. FredrikH
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B looks good after this GW.

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Quaner won't be playing the next 17.

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B

      For the first time in ages Alonso not worth the premium, with Chelsea attacking threat so minimal

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Quaner no longer a Premier League player

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        sad times - was great bench fodder last season.

        1. Whatever100
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Well you say great.

    5. thischarmingman
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks guys! I did D) even though I know I shouldnt. Alonso -> TAA could be on the board for next gw. Makes Pogba->Sane affordable, should he be injured for real.

  10. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    best move this week?
    A - Schindler to TAA
    B - Son and Fanderson to Salah and Camerasa -4
    C - Hazard and Schindler to Salah and TAA -4?
    D - Hazard and Son to Salah and Sane -4?

    Pat
    Digne AWB Schindler
    Pogba Rich Hazard Son FAnderson
    Kane Rashford
    Hamer Jiminez Doherty Zaba
    3.8ITB.

    1. J to the T
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Oops. I think D

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A. Keep Hazard this week

    3. thischarmingman
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I think B

    4. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Wait a week. If Hazard blanks again bye bye

  11. gunner79
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Right guys need your help
    1 Kane or Aguero
    2 Salah and Dsilva or Mane And Sterling.

    Best answers please

    1. gunner79
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Sorry Bsilva

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Kane, Salah, Dilva

  12. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I think D.

    1. J to the T
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Haha. I think too deeply sometimes....

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      You’ve got the D on the mind??

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Awesome.

  13. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So we think b Silva is nailed?
    If yes I ll domwillian to him

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Only Ederson is nailed.

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Yes but I mean in city mid where is b silva s place? Is he in danger cause of kdb?or cause of d silva?
        Or will he play regardless of those 2?

  14. Chrisitis
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    How ill is King?

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Terrible. Spewing his guts up.

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        This

    2. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      He won't long live

    3. MysticMac17
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      The King is Dead. Long live the King.

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        He won't long live

  15. gunner79
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling any one?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Bold move.

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        😆

      2. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        It’s certainly out there.

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Nah, it’s plummeting in value

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Not all about value though...could be in for a big haul

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Yes. Could see the return of Farthings. Cracking player

          1. thischarmingman
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            That Penny dude is like four times better.

    3. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I will get him probably but next week. City are going riot in next few games.

  16. Deulofale
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you bench and why, please, wise nobles of Scoutshire?

    A) Martial (tot)
    B) AWB (WAT)

    1. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Explosiveness

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate. Do I need explosiveness though? AWB can easily get 8 or 9 points from only a clean sheet on his day. Potential for attacking returns too. More about who's likely to score more points this week, rather than who's more likely to get 15pts more often this season.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Will AWB get 4th CS in 6 games?

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I don't know mate

    4. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A - for the simple reason that I think Watford score.

      Watford may be useless, but they score. Scored in 7 consecutive games, 13 in total, even against teams such as Chelsea and city.
      So then it comes down to who’s more likely to get attacking returns - Martial.

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers J

        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          No worries Iwobi.

  17. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Would you do Hazard to Salah this week? I’m ranked 387k

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Just did.

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      What’s rank got to do with it?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Providing context for a wholistic answer

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I’m thinking of buying Hazard this GW so I’d say no.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Do you think his poor ppg since after GW8 and turgid Chelsea football(5 goals in last 5 games) will suddenly be rectified?

      2. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        What's rank but a second hand emotion

    3. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Tough one. Depends on what else you could use the money for and who you plan to captain in the coming weeks.

    4. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      He's the only player I'd sell Hazard for.

    5. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      OK. I can't take the guilt anymore. I was just asking this question to boast about my rank

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        And I lied about my rank too 😥

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I can't believe you did this. 🙁

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            FPL brings out the worst in us

      2. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        It's a very big number indeed. Well done

    6. Jammydodger2018
      5 months, 9 days ago

      It’s not even a good rank, I’m at a season low of 70k, was in the top 10k before picking the wrong captain all the way through Xmas

    7. Ruth_NZ
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No.

  18. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Sane or KDB ?

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Probably KDB. He's just awesome and deserves your support.

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Lol sane obvs.

  19. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I’m penny pinching, is getting in Tomkins over awb to save 0.2 acceptable? Or do I need to stop being a tight arse?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      If there just going to be a bench fodder it doesn't matter Tomkins would do

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No makes sense.

      AWB only any use with a CS, Tomkins will get them too!

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers- welcome Tomkins to my team. Surely due goal from a corner no? Past two season has got 3 goals per season and currently on 0

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Certainly more goal threat 🙂

  20. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    what happens if a player in your squad is transferred out of the Premier league? Are you forced to remove them? I seem to recall Coutinho disappeared last season after his transfer

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No, you can keep them. Not sure why you would want to.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        To imagine he still plays for you, like Man United fans and Ronaldo

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Can you expand on disappeared?

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        he didn't appear in the list of players after he went to Barca. As to why you might want to keep them - if you have a 4.2 fodder you might want to hold them rather than be forced to upgrade.

  21. Monkey magic 1
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So 2 big wins for City albeit against weak opponents, got to be full of confidence now so is City cover essential? Cos i ain’t got none!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No, I can't see Man City being any different to how they have been in the Premier League so far.

      1. thischarmingman
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        They'll keep on scoring 3 goals per match? Gotcha

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Exactly this. Business as usual. Nothing different.

          1. thischarmingman
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Hmmm, now I want Sane. Or Aguero.

      2. Monkey magic 1
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Really? I think their slump coincided with Fernandinho being out and he’s back now.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah in terms on them winning games, but FPL managers don't care about that. They still scored goals.

    2. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Not essential to cover anyone. No players are essential either. You can easily go without a City player, because there are other players who will score points. City don't have amazing fixtures and will likely have no fixture in GW27, so in most cases, it's probably a "don't buy, don't sell" situation, but it depends on your team.

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Get your point, wasn’t saying a player in particular being essential just some City cover (especially in attack) i know there’s going to be a benching risk.

        1. Monkey magic 1
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks chaps, still stuck on the fence.

        2. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah that's what I mean. Not essential to cover any team. (Nor any player).

  22. TheTinman
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So Hazard to salah and then Wilson will cover Hazard pts?

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Bingo

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson??

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Tom??

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Bambi??

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Shola??

  23. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso to be dropped at the weekend then? Seems Hazard has had enough of his poor link up play.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      What did Hazard say/do?

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Complained openly in the league cup on several occasions.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Not surprising. Alonso has been shite. Can't see him being dropped though.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No one slightly good to replace him with.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Last time rumours on here of Alonso dropped I hoped were true with Digne 17pts 1st sub. Of course completely fabricated and Alonso played the whole game

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Theres been fabricated rumours about drop/rest for the entire season 😆 This time it could happen though!

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          I wasn't to sell next week anyway so would make things easier

          1. Kiwivillan
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            *want

  24. Origi-nal
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Fab
    Digne Kola VVD Wan B
    Haz Sane Rich Lingard
    Kane Auba

    Steele Snoddy Doherty Success

    Any ideas on what to do with this lot?

    A) Steele > Guaita and save ft
    B) Haz & Lingard > Salah & Camarasa
    C) something else?

  25. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    So realistically you can only have 3 out of
    Aguero Sterling Kane Auba Hazard Salah.
    For me, the first two lose their appeal due to Pep and rotation/early subs. Then it's about picking 3 out the remaining 4 who are nailed on to start. Simple

    1. thischarmingman
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Aguero was kinda nailed before injury, no?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Yep. Feel more confident with him fully fit than any of City midfield

      2. Numb
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Not now. Jesus took his chance.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          People say this every season

      3. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        He was nailed to start but came off too early in the games. Missed almost 1/3 of every game

    2. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Kane Salah and Aguero/Auba

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling may well be the best pick in the game. God knows why I don't have him, but I want to work him back in.

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I'd get him but I know the GW I captain him, Pep will rest him

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah that is the danger. Can't be fully trusted. He'll definitely get you a load of points over the course of the season though.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Too expensive for Pep shenanigans and City slump lately. Double City mid owners really punished rank wise over holiday period

        1. Sun Jihai
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          'City slump' lol

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Well, Man City have only won 4 of their last 4 games. 😉

    4. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I think Aguero is nailed but you can have Sane and 3 of the last 4 I think. Sane is less prone to rotation (at least until Mendy is back). I would (and have) skip Hazard. Inconsistent, team not in form and a bit of a troll

  26. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Current team as follows (2 FT's and 0.5 itb):

    Fab/Button
    Robertson/Alonso/Digne/Doherty/AWB
    Sane/Pogba/Anderson/Rich/Hoj
    Kane/Auba/Jimenez

    I was all set to do Auba/Anderson to Barnes/Salah, now thinking I may get rid of Kane instead? Can always reassess next week and bring Kane back in after the United game for Auba?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Kane and Salah are gold standard. Get both don't sell either

  27. Pedropony
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Where am I going wrong with wildcard team?

    Guaita
    TAA VVD SHAW
    Salah Sterling Sane Fraser
    Auba Barnes (Jimenez,Wilson or Zaha)

    Hamer bennett fodder

    1. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Double City mid, Shaw, bench

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling to Pogba, loose Benett to AWB, get Bednarek as 5th def, Arnie as 3rd att.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      What the other two have said

      1. Pedropony
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Sorry I have AWB,and wolves mid 4.3m

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          No. I meant I agree with what the other two posters have advised you to do

  28. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Arghhh really struggling with a decision this week.

    Plan was to sacrifice Auba for Salah. Head and heart say this is right time and move however lots of pundits and twitter folk looking at bringing Auba in claiming he is best captain option.

    What would you do? Auba out and Salah in for free?

    1. Pompel
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Was pondering the dame, but now leaning towards Haz out for Salah

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Is that a street way of saying sleepin’ with the missus - pondering the dame? 😆

        1. Pompel
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          :oops;
          You got me there

  29. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Hopefully Burton respect the cup this time and put out a stronger team and try and claw it back

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Well the transfer window is open. They can make a few moves to strengthen.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Watched some of it at my dad's. A stat came up at the beginning. Match day squad (or playing 11 can't remember which) £530m (I think) for City £1m for Burton. There was only ever going to be one outcome. At least Burton is close to Manchester and they should get a lot of travelling fans and so money plus television money playing with City which will do the club some good.

  30. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Wiilllssoooonnnnn.....

    ..... said Tom Hanks constantly in Castaway

    Great film