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Differentials

Leicester’s fixtures and Tielemans’ arrival boost the appeal of Maddison

This regular article puts the spotlight on three players who all have an ownership of 5% or under in Fantasy Premier League.

There is, of course, a smaller pool of players to draw from this week as we ready ourselves for Blank Gameweek 27 – the deadline for which is an earlier-than-normal Friday evening at 18:45 GMT.

With just 12 Gameweeks of 2018/19 to go, we’re heading towards the time of the season when those Fantasy managers who are chasing a sizeable mini-league deficit may have to consider options from outside the “template” if they are to make ground on rivals ahead of them.

All of our selections not only enjoy excellent fixtures in Gameweek 27 but have appealing matches beyond this weekend, with two of our picks in action in Blank Gameweek 31.

James Maddison (£6.6m)

FPL ownership: 4.3%

There was a point earlier this season when James Maddison (£6.6m) was the Fantasy community’s darling, a mid-price midfield gem whose impressive form and semi-regular attacking returns took his FPL ownership beyond the one-million mark.

Gameweek 26 saw Maddison’s ownership fall to its lowest since early September, however, with the Leicester midfielder now in differential country after extending his goalless run to ten league matches in the 3-1 defeat to Spurs.

Leicester’s forthcoming run of matches is – according to our Season Ticker – the best in the division over the coming nine Gameweeks, with the Foxes not meeting any of the “big six” again until the end of April.

Maddison’s fixtures certainly appeal even if his form doesn’t but the underlying statistics suggest the former Norwich star is long overdue some attacking returns: no FPL midfielder has created more chances over the last eight Gameweeks, while Maddison sits joint-sixth for attempts on goal among players in his position during that time (only five premium midfielders priced at £8.8m and up can better his shot count).

A lack of involvement in many “big chances” tempers his appeal but there is a sense among Leicester fans that the capture of Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) could prove to be a significant one to the Foxes’ attacking prospects.

The box-to-box midfielder was excellent against Spurs in Gameweek 26 and there were some promising signs that both he and Maddison could dovetail nicely together in the 4-3-3/4-1-4-1 that Puel employed at Wembley.

Tielemans himself popped up in a couple of encouraging positions but it was Maddison who appeared unleashed by the Belgian’s arrival and composed distribution in midfield, with Tielemans’ ability to pick a difficult pass in behind opposition defences boding well for the likes of Maddison and Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) ahead of him.

DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5m)

FPL ownership: 1.0%

If we are to take “differential” to mean a player owned by fewer than 5% of FPL managers, then every single member of the Newcastle United squad is just that.

There are plenty of names on the Magpies’ roster who perhaps deserve their cases to be heard this week and, judging by the selections of our Scout Squad panel, the likes of Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) and Fabian Schar (£4.6m) may get the nod when the Scout Picks article is put together on Friday.

Salomon Rondon (£5.8m), United’s most-owned player and the subject of over 50,000 transfers in FPL ahead of the Gameweek 27 deadline, is another stand-out candidate.

Goal-scoring has been an issue for Newcastle this season and, although the capture of Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) could prove to be a help on that front, it is arguably their defence that appeals most ahead of their forthcoming fixture run.

Wolves are the only club outside of the “big six” who have conceded fewer goals than Newcastle this season, with Rafael Benitez’s side having banked more clean sheets and shipped fewer goals than the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton.

But for a couple of uncharacteristic late errors from Dubravka against Spurs and Wolves in the last two Gameweeks, the Magpies’ shut-out count would be more impressive still.

DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5m), ironically, is perhaps Newcastle’s weakest link from a defensive perspective. Much like Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) is/was at Chelsea, though, a positionally suspect full-back can still appeal from a Fantasy perspective.

In the coming weeks and months, Yedlin will likely have to do much less defending than he has been forced to endure during the Magpies’ recent tricky run.

Newcastle sit top of our Season Ticker for the rest of 2018/19 and start off this favourable run with a home match against the division’s lowest scorers in Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Yedlin has been playing in a more advanced role from around Gameweek 13 onwards, when Benitez adopted a wing-back system and largely stuck with it.

Over that time, Yedlin has created the joint-fifth-highest number of opportunities (albeit none of them “big chances”) among FPL defenders.

While Newcastle are well-stocked for centre-halves and Benitez could, if he wanted to, rotate in that department, the right wing-back slot is effectively Yedlin’s alone, with Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) a decidedly inferior option despite the American’s recent struggles.

Of the 24 league matches he has been available for this season, Yedlin has only failed to start one of them.

Callum Paterson (£5.0m)

FPL ownership: 0.8%

While he has lost his “out of position” tag and over half of his FPL owners in the last ten Gameweeks, Callum Paterson (£5.0m) remains a vital part of Neil Warnock’s battling side.

The Scottish utility player has started 19 of Cardiff’s last 20 Premier League matches and has most recently found a home on the right flank, again taking up a wing-back role in the win over Southampton to great effect.

This “new” position didn’t affect his attacking output too much at St. Mary’s in Gameweek 26: no Cardiff player recorded as many penalty box touches or key passes as Paterson in that match.

It seems odd to back a player who is without a shot on target in his last nine starts but Paterson’s prowess in the air (at both ends of the pitch) continues to catch the eye: the Scottish international has contested more than twice as many aerial duels as any other FPL midfielder this season.

Cardiff are up against Watford on Friday and the Hornets rank bottom for
headed chances conceded in the last six Gameweeks. Only Newcastle have allowed more opportunities from set plays during that time.

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  1. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Every transfer-in of a GW31 players costs only 2 points net with a chance of getting more if they do well. Over GW31 and GW33 they cost you nothing (presuming they earn the expected 2 points per match and play in both weeks)

    So don't be afraid, take those discounted hits.

    Anything wrong with this advice?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Still a -4 vs others who already have the player

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Say the same players gets 18 points. By having him you'll be just 4 points worse off than your opponent, not 18.

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          That's what I said. -4 (not 0)
          So it depends whether you're making a comparison vs your own team, or others' teams

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I agree. I took a -8 this week to get in auba fanderson and maddison.
      With auba captaincy material I think it's worth it.

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I see where you're coming from, but it's not that simple IMO. What about the players you are taking out? They still play GW27/28-30 so those scores need to be taken into account before determining if the hit was successful. I see lots of bad transfers touted round on here, just to ensure they can field a full 11 in 31.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Firstly if you bring them in for GW31, then previous Gameweeks are not a problem.

        Secondly by doing a FH in 32 and WC in 34, you're only having to keep them for 31 and 33.

        Thirdly many of the GW31 and 33 players have good fixtures from now until then anyway.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yes, if you sign them in GW31 of course, but many on here are removing players now so returns over the next few weeks have to be taken into account.

          Re your third point, this doesn't necessarily mean the player will score well though. Felipe Anderson has 1 assist in his last 7 games, Maddison similar. Good fixtures mean that could change, but there is a reason they are mid price players and it's not guaranteed they will do well.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes it's a balance, some of the better players have hard fixtures and could be swapped with a GW31/33 player earlier who has easier fictures.

            There's no guarantee with any player. It's bringing them in just before they capture some form. Plus if they don't do anything I've not lost much at all.

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Agreed, but if Everton were to find some form and Digne / Richarlison deliver against Cardiff, Liverpool and Newcastle you could possibly lose quite a bit. Your hit should pay off though, good luck!

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

      If you make the transfers GW31 and you are FH'ing in 32, and you aren't a TV-hugger, yes it looks like it is worth the hits to get 11.

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        and if you are WCing in 34 of course

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yep. This stragey is a win win for me.

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'm still protecting my TV by keeping players with tied in value like Doherty, Jimenez and AWB.

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          And I'll have 11 players for GW31 and 33.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Which moves have you already made this week?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Anderson and Pereira for Digne and Richarlison.

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

                exactly the moves I made. Makes sense

          2. Freddiebell
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Do you know the teams that won't be plying in GW32. If not how do you know your have 11 players for that GW?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I don't need to know as I'm playing my Free Hit chip.

              1. Freddiebell
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Tlol me too ;')

        2. Munday's Proofreader
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'm the same but with Rashford & Pogba in the mix too. I have been over and over the strategy that's best for me and I think I will bench these players 31, put out 9 or 10 players to cover the blanks and carry Wolves/Man Utd players into the double game weeks. Unless some crazy fixture scheduling hits us I think its the best way to get strong doubles and lessen the damage in the blanks. GW33 seems particularly difficult to navigate as the FH32 team will have 11 different players to a decent GW33 team.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            But you players revert back to GW31 players, don't they and many are playing both weeks.

            1. Munday's Proofreader
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yes, that's why I think setting your team up for 31 and by extension 33 with a bespoke FH32 team is the way forward. If you FH31 and build your team for GW32 for TC or BB then you are left with a team of DGWers who blank the week after. I can't see how you navigate it using that strategy without taking loads of hits in GW33.

  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    First defender on bench if Doherty isn't fit?
    A) AWB (lei) (already playing Guaita)
    B) TAA (mun) (already playing Robbo)

    Will be behind Camarasa (WAT) in either case, but playing 343.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B (starting both myself + Guaita)

    2. The 5% Team
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

  3. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Man Utd vs Liverpool predictions?

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1-1 or 1-2

    2. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      3-2 😉

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'd be surprised if there were that many goals. I think Klopp will keep it tight at the back

        1. Amey
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Will be goals in it imo

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Liverpool have only conceded 8 in 13 on the road all season, can't see them suddenly being ripped apart by Rashford, Lukaku, Mata etc. You never know though!

            1. Freddiebell
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I remember people saying that when they played Man city the other week and city outplayed them then and should have scored more than the 2 they did score.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                City only had 4 shots on target and scored 2 of them, they are also in a different league to United going forward too.

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

      1-1 with random scorers/assisters

    4. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2-2

    5. lugs
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      0-0

    6. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I don't see many goals in this one, 1-1.

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1-1 probably.

    8. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      0-0, 1-1,2-1 eutger way. Point being, I feel low scoring game

    9. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool

  4. ludaslol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What strat would fit this team the most, given no injuries?
    Fab
    Pereira, Awb, Robertsson, lindelof Doherty
    Sterling Fanderson Son Salah Stephens
    Rashford Firmino Niasse

    Thinking of BUild for 31/33, FH32, WC34 and BB in 35..

    Probably TC Salah in 36

    What would you do with this squad?

  5. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Back from holidays after 10 days and seems like I have very limited time to come up with a strategy. Any help?
    - currently have 8 players for gw27 so planning to take a 8 point hit to get an 11
    - currently have 5 players for gw31

    Fabianski -- Button
    Doherty Schindler -- Alonso Digne Holebas
    Salah Pogba Son -- Sterling Rich
    Rashford Jimenez -- Kamara

    1. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Read the HT by others.
      Very good content

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't sweat about getting 11, but it seems sensible to cover both 27 and 31. Even regardless of them playing 31, Richarlison (and probably Digne) out looks good, with Pereira and Anderson the obvious replacements. Or Alonso to Pereira/Rich to Fraser and get Barnes in for Kamara?

  6. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Play 2
    A Shaw
    B Diop
    C Peltier
    D Gunnarson

    1. Daghe Munegu
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Have Mané and salah

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think its worth playing Diop - Fulham are awful and Peltier has the shirt for now. B and C, with A first bench.

  7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any pressers today?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Loads - see scout tweets

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Must have missed it - thanks!

  8. FredrikH
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Reid - WAT (H) | WB - LEI (a) | Bennett - BOU (a)
    Starting Robbo Doherty Clyne. Bench ok?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks great for this week actually. Shame you can't play Reid.

  9. britzdubb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Just joined a very exclusive Almiron owners club

    just the 0.4% of us

    wish me luck

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Newcastle don't really do attacking, so lots of luck!

  10. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    G2G? Right benching?

    Fabianski
    Robertson-Pereira-Doherty
    Salah-Son(VC)-Pogba-Anderson
    Aubameyang(C)-Rashford-Jimenez

    Guaita-TAA-AWB-Hojbjerg

  11. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What would you do with this team?
    Who should I get rid off in the first place Digne/Laporte/Sane?

    1ft 0.4 itb

    Fabianski/Hammer
    Awb/Jonny/Robertson/Digne/Laporte
    Salah/Pogba/F. Anderson/Sane/Hayden
    Rashford/Jimenez/Lacazette

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

    I currently have 3 GW31 players and an abundance with doubles in GW32. Would it be wise to FH31, BB32, then WC33 with 35 also in mind for potentially a TC that week??

    My mind is frazzled and I'm trying not to spend all my life working this out.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      And you may have to re-work it out all again when the GW32 fixtures are confirmed.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It's all too much for my head to handle.

        Otherwise I need to start loading up on GW31 players now.

        Aghhhhhh.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I have only 3 for GW31 too, but 6 x FT's between now and then. So I could go with 9 or 10, knowing that I'll be covered for any blanks in GW33, and get to throw a party with the FH chip in 32.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good shout. Who are you planning to start bringing in this week?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Am thinking KdB to Anderson, and either Bednarek or Lindelof to Yedlin/Chilwell/Maguire.

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Funnily enough it might be Sane or Bednarek to similar players for me

    3. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That's as good a plan as any but it's knowing which sides have doubles in gw32. It also means when you wildcard in Gw 33 you can't start any Wolves, Man U and probably City players who will then have doubles in Gw35. Of course you can still bench 4 and transfer in two for free.
      This week I would try and only make transfers that keep your options open until the doubles are announced.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good points, I won't commit to anything just yet.

    4. lugs
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      i'm doing something similar, i currently have 11 dgw starters if all the predicted dgw games happen, if they don't all happen then so be it, i'll just have less dgw'rs in my team or i can make some transfers to get in more 🙂

  13. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    why are people getting Pereirra again?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Why not?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Fixtures
      OOP
      Points potential from more than 1 route

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A rare Leicester cleanie in their next 9 and potential attacking returns.

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any news on Martial?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He court's appeal.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      cheers

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      ...on the bench 😉

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      just in time for TC

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What, corporal punishment in schools?

      About time! 😀

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Usually it takes him a while to get going after injury.
      No rush to get him in.

  15. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    When is the best time to:-

    A BB
    B FH
    C TC

    If no WC and going into GW31 with 10 players?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If only there were numerous hot topics on this...

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        All state WC on them though

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I have no 2nd WC, and am preparing for GW31 and 33 now, FH in 32 and use FT's to BB in 35. I don't mind not having a full team of doubles in 35 as Liverpool play Cardiff.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      BB in 36, FH in 32, TC in 35

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks Ian

    3. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      BB 32
      FH 33
      TC 35

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don't see how this is possible without having an awful GW31?

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Depends on your team, as mentioned on Scoutcast there is so many variables this year that is almost impossible to make a 1 master plan that fits all.

      Every man to himself with chips this year, start thinking.

  16. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which question is more diffcult to answer?

    Question 1
    My team is in a mess, can you tell me what my strategy should be from now until GW35?

    Question 2
    My finances are in a mess and I need £10,000, can you tell me what my strategy should be from now until 20 April?

    :-D, 😉

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Question 2

    2. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'll tell you the toughest one:
      Will they win the title this year ??

  17. Vasqujg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I predict Aubamayeng will be rested vs. Southampton. The Kid shouldn't play 270 minutes in a week versus non-elite competition. Better to save these minutes for major competition.

    So, it is best to rest him vs Southampton and let Lacazette lead the way. Then Auba can play vs Bournemouth on Wednesday.

    1. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      When fit he has started every match since gw 9

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think he is in "dont buy, dont sell" zone

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He went one better in 19-21 and started 3 games in 6 days

      They really missed his cutting edge v Huddersfield & BATE so not sure he’ll be rested

      If he’s plays 90 tonight that make it interesting though

      1. Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Auba is for sure a Marquee player. If doesn't play, it also cuts Laca's expected returns

    4. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That will go down like a cup of sick here, but agree it's a possibility.

    5. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He's 29. Don't call him a kid.

    6. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I don't think he'll be rested. Arsenal are fighting to come I'm the top four slots so no way I think he's rested.

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Best move here experts? 1FT & 1.1ITB.

    A. Rich/Martial >> FAnders
    B. Digne/Doherty >> Periera
    C. Both for a hit!

    Likely to FH32, WC34, BB35, TC36.

    Fabianski
    Kolasinac • Doherty* • AWB • Bednarek
    Mané • Salah • Son • Martial* • Rich**
    Rashford
    (Button** / Aguero** / Digne** / Kamara**)

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C. Live a little.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A , tough call who to lose, but probably Rich

  19. Roten Teufel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Just now catching up on the Juve v Atletico match. Have to say, Iooks to me like Morata was robbed of a goal. VAR fail, imho.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Only pushed him with 2 hands - scandalous.

      1. Roten Teufel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ridiculous. He went down quicker than a $2 hooker.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          lol (for the hooker joke).

          The angle behind the opposite goal was the killer one I think.

          1. Roten Teufel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I think the slow motion made it look far worse. I was half expecting Chiellini to get a yellow for acting lol.

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              True - slow motion does do that.

        2. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You been doing research?

  20. Predicted DGW fixtures
    Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ok - going to nail my balls to the wall and give my predictions on the re-arranged fixtures from sensible reasonings I have read from various sources that have no FPL bias.

    GW32
    Wol v Mnu
    Che v Bha
    Mnc v Car (if Man City reach cup semis)
    Tot v Cry
    Wat v Sou

    GW35
    Mnu v Mnc
    Wol v Ars
    New v Cry (if Palace reach cup semis)
    Wat v Ful (if Watford reach cup semis)
    Tot v Bha (definitely if Brighton reach cup semis, and probably even if they don't due to the Wembley clash with the cup semis)

    TBC (probably GW36 or 37)
    Bha v Car

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Bha v Car could also be 33 as well if Brighton lose in the FACQF and the Spurs game is called off due to the Wembley clash.

      1. Ramboros
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Tot - Bri will of course stay in GW33 if it's not called off, but otherwise I think your assessment is spot on. Chelsea - Brighton should take place in GW32 because Chelsea got EL commitments and Tottenham CL commitments, making Cardiff the only team to have the flexibility to play outside of the DGWs regardless of results.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Depends on the ground situation - many seem to think it will be very difficult for Spurs to play at Wembley in GW33 when there are FA Cup semis there on the Saturday and Sunday, and it will be easier for everyone just to lift it to GW35 midweek.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Gw35 will be flop again then. Don't see many appealing fixtures

      1. The 5% Team
        2 months, 3 days ago

        yeah...these fixtures would surely mean an FH32

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      The Arsenal/Chelsea fixtures could spoil some chip plans.
      Nice for Man City in 32 (ful, CAR), not 35

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

      This should be hulked because Jarvish knows more about this than most.

      Might be worth adding the DGW details if this scenario eventuates?

      GW32
      Wolves - bur MUN
      United - WAT wol
      Chelsea - car BHA
      Brighton - SOU che
      City - ful CAR
      Cardiff - CHE mci
      Spurs - liv CPL
      Palace - HUD tot
      Watford - mun SOU
      Soton - bha wat

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        can't tell if sarcastic or not 😆

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Not.

      2. Goat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Load up on Cardiff

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

          ... or MNC. :).

      3. Kevin McCallister
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No Arsenal double in 32?

    5. Pras United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Agree we need to hulk this. Last year Jarvish correctly predicted that the fixtures from first blank in 31 will move to second DGWs (35) instead of first (33).

    6. Krul Intentions
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks for looking into this in the depth you obviously have. Do you have any idea when it will be announced if Wolves vs Arsenal will be played in GW35 or GW32?

      1. la boneza
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Also my question, is there something swaying Arsenal from having a double 32..?

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

          It's just a knock-on effect from if the Manchester derby is moved to GW35, which many think Sky will want.

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

            But if the Man U derby is put in 32 (which is still very possible), Wolves v Arsenal will be in 32, Wolves v Arsenal will be 35, and Man C v Cardiff will be in 35 - so back near enough to the popular assumption of 31s moving to 32 and 32s to 35.

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

              *33s to 35

          2. la boneza
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ah makes perfect sense.

            Incredibly helpful post and comments all around, amazing stuff, thanks!

    7. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A lack of Man City in GW32 could hurt then, I'd need some serious Pep rotation to save me...

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

        Yup. :).

    8. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is 2.5 weeks enough time to rearrange Man City Cardiff?

      Ie if they wait to see if City go through in QF? Or will they make that decision ahead of time. What happens if City go out of QF? Double in 32, blank in 33?
      Or what if United went out too? Couldn’t they play MUN-MCI in 33?

      1. Football Manager 2
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sat Apr 6 – Sun Apr 7 Gameweek 33
        (blank GW)
        FA Cup semi-finals
        Tue Apr 9 – Thu Apr 11 Champions League/Europa League
        Apr 9-10: Champs Lge, QFs, 1st leg

    9. scottmac
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If this happens then a TC on Aguero(Sterling) could sway some chip strategies

    10. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Agree this is likely to happen. If this happens, Aguero or Sterling TC is much more exciting than a FH in 32. Especially as many of us have 7-8 players for DGW32 already.

    11. Becks
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What about Everton?

      1. Football Manager 2
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sorry what’s your question?

    12. Internal Error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      **applauds**

    13. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice work! Thanks mate

    14. Crazygopher
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers

  21. Liastro ⭐️
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What to do with this lot? All chips intact, 1FT, 3.1m in the bank...

    Foster Speroni
    Robertson Pereira AWB Bennett Bednarek
    Salah Sané Son Pogba Richarlison
    Rashford Jimenez Kamara

    1. billydesmond
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Since you only have 4 players (Robertson, Pereira, Salah, Richarlison) guaranteed to start for BGW31 on your squad and only 5 FTs to work with, I would set my team up for DGW32 and do the FH for BGW31. You can then replace Speroni, Richarlison, Kamara, Pereira, and Robertson (keep Salah) over the next 5 weeks with Ryan, Gross, Murray, Holebas and Laporte.

  22. Kompany You Keep
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I have been burnt by Maddison before, but I can't see a route through the next few gameweeks without a couple of LEI players. And I don't have room for Vardy, and I don't double up in defence.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Feel the same but finding it difficult to fit him in.
      Don't want to make him my 4th mid (selling Pogb) yet but too expensive to bench as 5th

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think I'll be staying clear of Leicester assets, something doesn't feel right under Puel and they just don't score many goals.

  23. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is anyone tempted by Josh King for 30 onwards? Fixtures looking good

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Don't know about King specifically, but Bournemouth attack for sure.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I've always felt he's a bit too inconsistent. Personally prefer Brooks if he's back.

    3. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hoping Wilson is back for then.

  24. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    In GW 28, which would you advise?

    A) Sane-->Mane
    B) Sane-->Sterling
    C) Keep Sane

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

      c

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'd go B.

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I really like Sane as a player, and had high hopes for the TC, but... A if you're not FHing 31

    4. pingissimus
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How about KdB

      He looks as if he’s back to first choice status and he’s KdB.

      Bits I’ve seen look very promising.

    5. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm planning to do B

    6. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What did the RMT tool advise?

  25. Alvaro Morata
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who should I captain from these...?

    A). Salah
    B). Rashford
    C). Jimenez
    D). Jota
    E). Pogba

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Salah for me.

  26. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What would you do here?
    Fab
    Doherty TAA PVA
    Salah Richarlison* Pogba Son
    Kun* Barnes Rashford

    1ft 2.1itb
    Pat Gibbs Kiko* Bednarek

    a)Sell Richarlison
    b)Sell Kun
    c)a+b(-4)

  27. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Captain

    Rash
    Pog
    Felipe
    Salah
    Maddi
    ?

  28. True Deadzoner
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Play Patricio or Guita?