Opinion

FPL Question Time – What to do with Man City players for Blank Gameweek 27

Fantasy Premier League managers are starting to ponder how best to handle Blank Gameweek 27.

Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton and Brighton all have no fixture on the weekend after next, which will affect our transfer plans.

We’ve asked our panel what their plans are…

Who’s on the panel this week?

Simon March – Former FPL champion who won the title in 2014/15. Has regularly contributed to these pages ever since.

Ben Crabtree – Another FPL title winner, who secured the crown in the 2016/17 campaign.

David Munday – editor of Fantasy Football Scout, a man who spends too much time in the members area for his own good.

Question 1 – Simon

David Peter: With Mane matching Salah outcome, is it time to jump ship?

Simon: “It’s easy to see the appeal of switching Salah to Mane given that the latter is a lot cheaper and, on a points-per-million basis, offers greater value for money.

“At the same time though, there is a feeling that we’ve ‘been here before’ with these two and, the last time at least, it ended up being a fairly decisive victory for Salah.

“He’s more expensive, definitely, but he’s also scored almost 50 points more than Mane already this season.

“In fact, from a pure points-scoring perspective, Salah isn’t just the best Liverpool asset but he is, arguably, the best option of any player full stop.

“However, it would be wrong to say that there aren’t potential advantages to be gained in switching Salah to Mane, it really depends on what you do with the extra money.

“For example, for me, it would allow an easy upgrade of Richarlison to Sterling and it’s hard to argue that this wouldn’t offer a better combo in the aggregate.

“But would I be more confident in captaining Mane or Sterling over Salah long term? Probably not. Salah’s consistency in terms of starts and returns gives him an almost unique advantage in that respect.

“Also, with so many good budget or mid-priced options currently available, and so few heavy-hitters demanding our attention, it’s debatable whether we even really need the extra money right now.

“If managers can achieve the same key player upgrades with Salah as they can without him, and without severely weakening their teams, then there isn’t as much of an advantage in making the switch.

“Of course, this will be different for every manager so the key question anybody considering this move needs to ask themselves is whether, for their team, the potential advantage is big enough to justify the risk of getting rid of the current highest-scoring, highest-owned player.”

Question 2 – David

Claremount Crusaders: If, like a lot of managers, I have three Liverpool and two Manchester United players, plus those who don’t have a fixture, is it best to play the Free Hit chip for Blank Gameweek 27?

David: “I’d be lying if I said the Free Hit chip hadn’t crossed my mind for Blank Gameweek 27.

“Like many Fantasy managers, I am currently in possession of Richarlison and Lucas Digne, while Leroy Sané is my Manchester City asset of choice.

“On current form, none of these options is hugely appealing in the short-term at least and I’m keen to offload them.

“However, I’m also faced with the dilemma of having to field four key players in one unpredictable match, with Andrew Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford all in action at Old Trafford.

“The first obvious problem is that I don’t have a stand-out captain candidate with Liverpool away from home and Manchester United going up against that mean Reds’ defence.

“If I was playing the Free Hit, I’d be looking to get in maybe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal’s home match with Southampton.

“However, I have to remember that while my squad doesn’t look in fantastic shape for the next round of fixtures, I still have 10 active players, which for a Blank Gameweek is a decent amount. I’d be surprised if the vast majority of Fantasy managers weren’t in a similar situation to that.

“Looking ahead to Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33, I could not be confident that I’ll be able to guarantee 10 active players, with more than four teams expected to miss games at that stage of the season.

“For that reason, I think the best course of action is to use my Free Transfers to plug the gaps in terms of players who Blank in Gameweek 27 and holding the Free Hit chip for a later date when it could have a bigger effect on my squad.”

Question 3 – Ben

Tom: With Richarlison not producing the goals anymore and an upcoming Blank Gameweek, who would you look to in the mid-price midfielder market, around the £7.0m mark?

Ben: “I’m in the boat with many other frustrated managers who own Richarlison and would have sold five weeks ago if the Double Gameweek had not been on the horizon.

“After the disappointment of Gameweek 25, the early sub against Watford and now a Blank Gameweek there’s no excuses to delay disposing of him any longer.

“From my watchlist, I have three main contenders to don the FC Crab Dogg colours.

“Felipe Anderson has a great immediate fixture in Fulham where they seem very weak down Anderson’s side.

“His fixtures after that are very good bar Manchester City away which comes immediately after but it’s not a game in which he can’t get attacking returns.

“His playing form is maybe a little better than his points form but West Ham have had a few harder games recently in contrast to their four easy games in the next five.

“I’d feel hard done by with less than 20 points over the next five games with potentially 30-35 possible if West Ham click again.

“Diogo Jota is the second of my main three candidates. His immediate fixture in Bournemouth away is decent.

“It wouldn’t surprise if Wolves don’t score and it wouldn’t surprise me if they score three. After that, they have two good fixtures but this is followed by a run of games that may mean you want to take him out, so potentially Jota is a short term option.

“He looks a bit stronger and like he’s adjusted to the Premier League, so I predict Jota’s points range to be 12-25 points over the next five games.

“Option number three is James Maddison at Leicester. Crystal Palace at home is next up which is quite a good fixture but the Eagles are quite strong defensively, especially if James Tomkins is back from injury for the game.

“After that, his fixtures offer strong potential to keep in until Gameweek 34 or 35.

“Performance-wise, Maddison rarely disappoints me but for FPL points he only has 11 in the last five games.

“Claude Puel appears to be the only person who believes he deserves rotation but as his opinion directly affects Maddison’s points, it is a concern.

“Leicester are playing well enough in my opinion and with their fixtures, I can see an upturn in points for Maddison.

“My current line of thought is to go for Anderson but I may switch to Maddison before the deadline.

“Ryan Fraser and Pascal Groß could come into my thinking but tricky upcoming fixtures for one and team form plus minutes issues for the other is tempering interest at the moment.”

Question 4 – David

Sam: What should we do with our Man City assets from GW27 onwards when they have no fixture?

David: “I think the right call on each Manchester City option depends on which player we’re talking about.

“For example, I think if I had Sergio Aguero right now I’d be benching him for Gameweek 27.

“No player has had more shots on target than Aguero in the last four Gameweeks, and his regularity of starts even across all three fixtures in Gameweeks 25 and 26 show he is the number one forward at Manchester City once again.

“I know that you could do an easy switch for Aubameyang for the Blank, but you are going to want Aguero straight back the following week.

“Booking in a future transfer could leave you with problems if you end up with injuries or bans elsewhere in your squad after Gameweek 27.

“With Raheem Sterling, it’s another judgement call as he has the potential to be important for you after the Blank Gameweek, so could be worth benching.

“However, his underlying statistics don’t quite compare to Aguero, with just four accurate shots in the last four Gameweeks. For that reason he doesn’t feel quite as essential for a transfer back in after Blank Gameweek 27 if you wanted to move him out.

“Outside of that, I think you can get away with ditching Manchester City options this week, especially if it involves moving on Leroy Sané.

“With the Champions League returning for the defending champions there will certainly be a greater risk of rotation for all their players so taking some time to suss out who the new favourites are during the busy period could help you avoid being stung by ‘Pep Roulette’.”

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1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who scores higher in GW 27 - will likely bring the other in the following week

    A) Lascelles/Schar (HUD)
    B) Pereira (CPA)

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A with Lascelles.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    3. MyBall MyRules
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Newcastle look pretty good for a cs. Schar has goal threat but lascelles more nailed

    4. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Too biased to put the armband on Rondón? Not got any great options bar Son

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son over Rondón easily for me.

        1. balint84
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not sure, if Kane comes back.

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Why would that matter? Son was scoring points for fun before the Kane injury.

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah?

    5. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who has played with, Henry, Bellamy, Milner, Gudjohnsen, Heskey and Cole? He still plays and has been on loan 6 times. Thanks.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which Cole? Andrew, Joe or Ashley?

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ashley

      2. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Was thinking Pepe Reina but can’t see link to Cole and he’s not been loaned that often.

        Which Cole, Joe or Ashley?

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jermaine? he loves a loan but hasn’t he retired to Jeremy Kyles sofa? And struggling with Gudjohnsen link but he’s a traveller as well.....

        1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is it Anelka?

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Jermaine Pennant? Think this could be a shout if the Leeds spell overlaps with Milner's time there

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah I think it did. I can’t get the Gudjohnsen link but as said, he was a proper journeyman as well in his younger days

            1. Live Lad
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              They both played for Stoke.

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Think Gudjohnsen and Pennant will have overlapped at Stoke, so it's:

              Henry (Arsenal)
              Bellamy (Liverpool)
              Milner (Leeds)
              Gudjohnsen (Stoke)
              Heskey (Birmingham)
              Cole (Arsenal)

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Arrrr Stoke, I forgot he played like 2 games there or something, too work!

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                *electronic police tag (Birmingham)

          2. Live Lad
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Think you are right buddy.

      4. wildnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yossi Benayoun?

    6. chelseabrad
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1ft 1.7itb

      Ederson (Hamer)
      Kola Young Doherty AWB (Holebas)
      Mane Pogba Son (Richar Stephens)
      Rashford Firmino Laca

      A) Richar > F.Anderson/Jota
      B) Holebas > Pereira
      C) Both for a -4
      D) Other?

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A to Fanderson

    7. FortunesAlwaysHiding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which of the following would be the best option for a 1 week punt in gwk 27-Heaton, Lossl or Guaita?

    8. Me Spurs
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rich, success to mcneil, Jimenez -4 a no brainier right? Have exact money

      1. Ohh1454
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ya good moves

    9. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lascelles or Pereira?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        My dilemma - think Lascelles this GW but Pereira longer term. Newcastle look a lot stronger at the back.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Pereira's attacking returns can come in any game so his returns may be harder to predict than Lascelles.

    10. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best Bernardo Silva replacement under 7.5m?
      This would be for a hit and allow me to field 11 (have Aguero too)

      Assuming most would say Felipe but looking for alternatives as well.
      Other option would be to hold til next week and play AWB- Cheers

      1. Jaunty Jonty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'd say hold.

      2. pingissimus
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Play AWB.

          Palace away against non top 6 are always a decent bet for a clean and they’re an awkward match up for Leicester both in style and head to head record

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This will upset vast majority getting in Leicester assets. Don't really see CS for either team which makes AWB kind of redundant

            1. pingissimus
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Ha. I need to play both Pereira and AWB so 0-0 would do me nicely.

                It seems Puel wants to move to a game playing on the counter - that’s a problem with Palace who are bound to sit back themselves and are dangerous on the counter. A 0-0 chess match actually feels quite possible.

                If you’re into head to head records check the 0-3 last year. Just as now Leicester were in flux and uncertain of playing style. Again it was the match that Palace finally scored a few - and their recent play and arrival of Bat suggests history could repeat - they left several goals out on the park against Fulham and the Hammers.

        • Jaunty Jonty
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Etheridge
          Robbo, Wann-B, Bennet, Schindler (Laporte)
          Salah, Pogba, Jota, Camarasa (Sterling)
          Auba, Barnes, Rash

          1.0 ITB

          Is the best move to cross fingers and make it through gameweek? Got a captain option and a full team. Could do Schindler to Schar, but a bit of a sideways one.

          1. Ambrosiana Inter
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Deffo do schindler scharr should pay off long term

        • Ohh1454
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Worth a -4 to finally get to get rid of Schindler ? Would bring lascelles in

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If you need it to get XI out this week then probably worth it

            1. Ohh1454
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I could make up the 11 by playing awb but I'm looking towards bgw31 and 33 I will obviously wait to see how the fa cup pans out first

            2. sunzip14
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Schindler plays against Newcastle gw 27. So, surely this is not to field 11. I would hold on to Schindler as fixtures has now turned for Hud, although one could argue they can concede against anybody.

        • Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So dead up in here

        • Depldax
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This next game week is tough. No obvious captain. Don't want to take out Aguero and can't afford Felipe Anderson for a one off captain punt. Greatful for the week off to mull this one over!

          1. BIG TONES
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Do you own Son? Could always go for Salah assuming you own him like everyone else does.

          2. Bobby_Baggio
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Salah or Auba

            1. Depldax
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No Son unfortunately. Pogba Salah Mane and Richarlison
              Rashford wood and Aguero up top
              Looks like Salah will be the man!
              Thanks

        • BIG TONES
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Holding double Wolves defence for 28. Reckon they will get CS vs hud?

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You can never tell with Wolves. You won't find them facing a more toothless attack, though.

        • Salarrivederci
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I am just gonna keep Raz on my bench for next GW, but what should I do with my transfer? Thinking about Shaw -> Yedlin, Kolasinac, Chilwell or Pereira?

          1FT
          1.4 ITB

          Lloris
          Robertson - van Dijk - Doherty - Jonny
          Salah - Pogba - Son - Townsend
          Jiménez - Rashford

          (Boruc, Shaw, Long, Sterling)

          1. BIG TONES
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Save imo. Who you captaining?

        • Samwise
            1 month, 11 days ago

            digne to --> AA?

            1. Samwise
                1 month, 11 days ago

                not bothered about this week playing man u... will get more points in the future than his equivalents.

                is there a reason people aren't bringing him in?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  The injury is why people aren't bringing him in yet. I have him and Robbo and might finally cash in on Robbo to push funds further up the team.

                  1. Samwise
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      seems fit now...

                    • Samwise
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        my move will be bring him in early, keep Robbo too. Then swap Robbo with Mendy in the future when he starts playing regularly

                2. wildnothing
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  What to do? 1ft 1.2 itb?

                  Lloris 4.0
                  Doherty VVD Robertson Digne AWB
                  Salah Sterling Son Pogba Jota
                  Jimenez Llorente Rashford

                  1. Gringo Kid
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Llorente to Arnie

                  2. Simmoo
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Sterling + Firmino -> Anderson + Aubameyang?

                  3. Bavarian
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    How to adjust the back line?
                    Current defense: Robertson-TAA-Pereira-Doherty-AWB
                    Should I downgrade Robbo or swap TAA to someone else?

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Playing 3-4-3

                      1. Samwise
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          could swap robby for mendy in a few weeks

                      2. Samwise
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          not in my opinion, TAA is great value for money especially if you have back up defenders for when he doesn't play. Robertson is one of the top scoring defenders. Why would you change? Guessing you got him cheap too.

                          Maybe swap one of the others to Bednerak to free up some funds, but not really worth it imo. I would save and then act upon it later if necessary.

                          1. Bavarian
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Thanks mate...my only concern is who to bench every week since all of them have great fixtures...

                        • Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Looks good why changing ?

                          1. Bavarian
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Cheers mate

                        • Simmoo
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Looks great, keep.

                          1. Bavarian
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            ok thanks mate

                        • danishdynamite
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Chill. Nothing wong with that defence, assuming it's not harming your attack byt having some £££ tied up

                          TV doesn't seem so important this season (yet) so I suspect you're fine

                        • Rahulio
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Get Duffy in for TAA coz if Liverpool don't keep a CS it would affect both Robbo and TAA. Duffy's threat from set pieces means that u could get both attacking and defensive returns.

                        • Do I Not Like Orange
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Thoughts on Camarasa as a playable 5th mid (Rich replacement)?

                          Good fixtures for Cardiff who will likely be going all out to capitalise. Wary of Leicester's motivation/professionalism which puts me off Maddison despite fixtures. Already have Ando, this downgrade allows me a decent replacement for him once he's outlived his usefulness.

                          1. Simmoo
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            I have Camarasa and since the Sala incident he hasn't started a game. I think he struggled emotionally and had a knock, and with Cardiff winning I can see him being on the bench again in the next game.

                            1. Kiwivillan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              According to Cardiff forums he has some personal family issue. Warnock said he needed resting carrying injury before Sala incident. All completely unrelated to Sala

                              1. Do I Not Like Orange
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Cheers for info, wasn't aware of his personal issues.

                                1. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Cardiff did win because he created the scoring opportunity

                          2. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Everything you say is exactly how I think.

                        • Zombanksy
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Anyone captaining F.Anderson over Son?

                            I can't bring myself to do it lol.

                          • Samwise
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              any changes needed?

                              Patrício

                              Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Wan-Bissaka, Bennett

                              Salah, Eriksen, Pogba, Son, Jota

                              Rashford

                              sub: aguero, bednarek, kamara, hamer

                              1. Kiwivillan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Aren't you Hayden cheerleader?

                                1. Samwise
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Hayden tc

                              2. Kopkloppers
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Was there a scoutcast last night?

                                1. el polako
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  No, next week.

                              3. All Out of Mounie
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Diop or Zabaleta? Or another sub 4.3.... I like the way WHam and Cry rotates. Bou also has nice fixtures.

                              4. dvdguy
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Salah (C) anyone?

                                1. All Out of Mounie
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Auba here

                                2. All Out of Mounie
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Son vc

                                3. Konstaapeli
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Think I will. Why not?

                              5. DA Minnion
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Thinking a minus 4 to take in Fabianski
                                Snoddy and Auba for Speroni Sane and Ings to give me

                                Fab
                                Robertson Kola Doherty
                                Snoddy Son Salah Pogba
                                Rashford Auba Jimenez

                                Wan B Bed Richarlison Ederson
                                Good moves?

                                1. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  You want Snod in for a hit? I own and not sure he even plays 90

                                  1. DA Minnion
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Who would you suggest for 5 m or under?

                                    1. Rahulio
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Camarasa is a good shout as he is Cardiff city's main player in terms of chances created and points behind Etheridge and Paterson considering the fact that he missed 3-4 games due to injury

                                        1. DA Minnion
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          He's on my radar too.

                                  2. Rahulio
                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                      Keeping Sane might be a good idea as he might start games after the BGW27 and could prove to be the differential to win the points bk from Aguero and Sterling

                                      1. Fitzy.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Good luck with that...

                                        1. Rahulio
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Just watch him do bits after their BGW27. Unless he starts the UCL/Cup games then maybe get rid. For now good to keep.

                                        2. DA Minnion
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 11 days ago

                                          No . Sick of him now and anyway pep has lost faith in him. He has to go. Want to eventually get Aguero or Sterling anyway .

                                          1. Rahulio
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              He never said that, it is because it was 2 big games Arsenal and Chelsea for which he wanted to play Bernardo Silva for his work rate and Sterling because he is more "reliable"

                                              1. scubasmithy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                This, Sane is one I'm holding

                                          2. scubasmithy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            I totally agree, Pep roulette n all that. We'll all be switching Auba to Aguero anyway, so having another city mid seems wise.

                                            Most team make ups are going to include
                                            GK
                                            Robertson
                                            Doherty
                                            AWB
                                            Perreira
                                            DEF
                                            Salah
                                            Pogba
                                            Fanderson
                                            MID
                                            MID
                                            Auba/Aguero
                                            Rashford
                                            Jimenez

                                            So really you are looking at those 2 mid spots to climb the ranks. Son/Sane/Sterling/Hazard most likely candidates

                                      2. OneDennisBergkamp
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Have BB, TC & FH chips left. How would you play them considering the upcoming blanks and doubles..

                                        1. Rahulio
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            BGW 31 FH
                                            DGW 32 prepare for it in advance by using FT's by bringing in DGW players.
                                            BGW33 use FT's to manage
                                            DGW 35 BB

                                            1. OneDennisBergkamp
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              TC?

                                              1. el polako
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                Cool kids used it on Sane.

                                              2. Rahulio
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  TC DGW 32

                                              3. Greenbackbøøg…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                34 wildcard and tc 32?

                                            2. scubasmithy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              FH - 32 (max out first XI and get fodder for the bench)
                                              Wildcard - 34
                                              Bench Boost -35
                                              TC - fallback is Salah week 36 at home to Huddersfield or the possible DGW for Chelsea (subject to results)

                                              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                Don't have Wildcard..

                                                1. scubasmithy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  Ah ok - well bench boost is gonna be tricky then. But probably still week 35 is best for it.

                                            3. Paddington Bear
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              Get players from now on to BB DGW32. FH 31, TC35

                                            4. HamezMace
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              Depends how the FA cup QFs look after this weekend.
                                              If United, City, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and Wolves all blank in GW31 then it's tricky, as I'll have hardly any players from my current team, so FH looks best, however, not sure there will be 11 players I'd really want in GW31.

                                          • All Out of Mounie
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            Alonso owners still keeping faith?

                                            1. scubasmithy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 11 days ago

                                              Didn't think there were any left !

                                              1. All Out of Mounie
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                Encouraging 🙂

                                          • #FPLBhuna
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 11 days ago

                                            so why are some considering FH in 31, others FH in 32?

                                            1. Rahulio
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                Depends on whether you are able to bring in BGW 31 players or u are willing to keep DGW 32 players. All up to how the FA cup tie goes and ur team tbf.

                                              • Greenbackbøøg…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                It can either be used to max out on double gameweek players, or to maximise your team during a gameweek where not many teams play. I think as long as you prepare well enough buying dgw players before 32 then its best to use it during the blank

                                              • scubasmithy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                Ok, so with my planning I can get out 10 or 11 for week 31, once the dust settles on 33 fixtures I think also I can get 8 or 9 out.

                                                Most teams blanking in 31 or 33 will have double gameweek in 32, therefore it makes sense to use the free hit that week. It all depends on how you are setup, but you can't really get a decent team out in 33 if you free hit in 31 and your week 32 team will also not be ideal (you'd have to start working towards it now).

                                                1. Greenbackbøøg…
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  Trouble is then you have to forego using one of bench boost or triple captain during a double

                                                  1. Rahulio
                                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                                      At the moment my team contains only 2 players who have a fixture in BGW 31 so that why I am planning to strengthen my squad for DGW 32 by bringing in players like aguero and that way I will use FH for BGW 31 and BB 32 and TC 35

                                                      1. scubasmithy
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                                        Logical given your team.

                                              • DantheManinaPan
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                So bringing in Newcastle defenders is the current phase then?

                                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  that or Pereira/Chilwell

                                                2. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  I'm reluctant after dabbling in Yedlin ownership earlier this season.

                                              • LewanGOALski
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                                as I have Sterling, is it enough City coverage, or rather should I plan to jump on Aguero as well (at the cost of Aubameyang / Lacazette / Kane in my team) ?

                                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  Think Aguero/Sterling double up could be very lucrative between 28-30n with WHU, bou, WAT

                                                2. Simmoo
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  Is there really such a thing as coverage for a team that scores 3, 4 or 5 almost every week?

                                                  If you'd owned Sterling & Aguero over last few weeks you'd have shot up the rankings. If it looks like both can score well, then do it!

                                                3. Paddington Bear
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                                  Aguero seems popular this week

                                                  1. Fitzy.
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                                    I'm predicting he blanks.

                                                    1. Paddington Bear
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 11 days ago

                                                      Make sure you’ve a good first sub