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The key talking points ahead of Blank Gameweek 31

The first big Blank Gameweek of the season is upon us with just five fixtures this weekend which has managers panicking about not having XI players while those who have prepared for Gameweek 31 with their transfers in recent weeks are feeling confident about achieving a healthy green arrow.

‘Do I take hits to field XI players?’ is a commonly asked question at this time of year. Calculated hits are fine if you believe the player you are bringing in will deliver in the upcoming Gameweeks.

The way the Blanks are falling this season (in 31 and 33) makes it easier to take a -4 to get a player who plays in both Gameweeks, especially for those who plan to use the Free Hit chip in Double Gameweek 32 and the second Wildcard in Gameweek 34.

For example, a -4 to replace Diogo Jota (£6.1m) with Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) this week makes sense as Jota won’t play in 31 or 33 whereas Fraser will make those four points back by just playing 60+ minutes against Newcastle and Burnley if he avoids a booking. Anything from Fraser over the two games and you’re up on the deal.

There seems to be a template Gameweek 31 team forming this week made up of triple Liverpool, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.6m), Fraser and Callum Wilson (£6.4m) from Bournemouth, double/triple West Ham defence and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (£9.0m).

There are plenty of differentials to consider too though for those who want to take on the template. The Leicester midfield trio of James Maddison (£6.7m), Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) all offer points potential away to Burnley.

Ashley Barnes (£5.7m) is owned by just 3.6% of managers despite scoring six goals in his last ten appearances. There is a strong case to be made for opting for Barnes over Higuain on current form.

Marko Arnautovic (£6.8m) has the ability and the fixture (home to Huddersfield) to be the top-scoring forward for the Gameweek if he is handed a start by Manuel Pellegrini. With a 2pm deadline on Saturday, we may get some early team news. It might be worth holding off on transfers until as late as possible this week.

Miguel Almirón (£6.0m) and Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) are two more midfielders to consider particularly for those on Free Hit this week. Almirón registered his first assist of the season in the win over Everton. McNeil is the ideal first sub for those on Free Hit.

In defence, will we see Charlie Daniels roll back the years and deliver a big haul? He’s a budget-friendly pick at just £4.1m.

Wilson will be coming into my side this week so apologies in advance to anyone who owns him. He was in my squad for three Gameweeks this season (5, 6 and 7) when he scored zero goals. Once transferred-out, he scored 35 points over the next four games and started to do a salute celebration every time he scored just to rub salt in the wound. Watch him blank now for the rest of the season. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Captaincy is tough this week if you own both Sadio Mané (£9.9m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.4m). Salah is currently leading the captaincy poll but Mane further strengthened his case for the armband with a brace against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

Mané is in the form of his life, he’s surely got to get the nod over Salah now? It’s been highlighted this week that he’s only scored three of his sixteen league goals away from home this season but then he goes and gets a brace in Bavaria to kill off that reasoning.

Whatever happens in the Fulham v Liverpool fixture, there will be carnage if one of Mane/Salah heavily outscores the other.

Good luck for the Gameweek and enjoy your weekend folks.

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  1. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling and Kamara to Fraser and Arnautovic? (-4)

    Can do F.Anderson to Hazard for GW33

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why not Haz & Wilson?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
          3 months, 14 days ago

          this

        • _sidney_will
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Can't afford it. Can get Hazard and Barnes instead?

      2. pressdpm
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Free hitting next week then?

        I'd do it if so.

      3. Freddiebell
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Got to be hazard + Wilson imo

    2. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Which one sounds best?

      1. Jim to Wilson -4 (10 playing 31&33)
      2. Jim Doh to Wilson Azpi -8 (11 playing 31&33)

      Or Fraser instead of Wilson? But have Brooks already. FH in 32.
      Maybe TC Mane?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
          3 months, 14 days ago

          2 is better as reasonable to expect azpi to score over 4 points (bookies give chelsea 40% chance of CS). also his ppm is over 4 anyway.

      2. pressdpm
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Should I use me Free Hit with this team? Can field 10 with -4.
        Currently have 1FT. All other chips are intact.
        30 points ahead in my league, rival is using his Free Hit this week.

        Fabianski
        TAA - Robertson - Digne
        Salah - F.Anderson - Biling
        Higuain

        (Speroni - Kolasinac - Wan Bissaka - Pogba - Sterling - Jiminez - Rashford)

        1. Tsparkes10
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Nope. Same thought as yday

          • EMBOLOFAN
              3 months, 14 days ago

              sterling to hazard
              kola to luiz
              rash to wilson

            • Garlana
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Nah save fh

            • TONY123
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Sterling + Pogba > Mané + Hazard (-4) might just be enough to save your FH for next GW. But heck, I'd even do Jim/Rash to Wilson for -8.

              1. TONY123
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Ah damn didn't see you already have 3 Pool. Probably just Sterling + Jim/Rash > Hazard + Wilson (-4) then

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    chelsea defender is worth -4 this week alone albeit narrowly

              2. Deulofale
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Fantastic stuff

              3. Anathallo
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Estimate how many points your team will score this week (after hits) and next, then estimate the amount of points you would score this week and next using a FH. Whichever has the bigger difference - play FH then. For bonus points factor in use of of BB/TC chip too.

                1. Deulofale
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Or save the FH for later in the season, as his team doesn't beg for a FH in either of these weeks.

              4. Freddiebell
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                No way

              5. toystory2wasok
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                rival will be kicking himself when you use FH next week to field 11 DGW players

            • Garlana
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Bottomed...looking for some thoughts please...this will be my biggest hit to date...need to be sure.

              Is a -12 here worthwhile considering its 3x gw 31/33 players?

              Current gw31 team:
              Boruc
              TAA, Robertson, perierra
              Salah, hazard, Fraser
              Rondon

              Plan:
              Out: Aguero, jiminez, camarasa
              In: vardy, Wilson, lanzini (punt)

              1. Tsparkes10
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  I'm doing similar to get - 12. Defo worth

                  1. Garlana
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Great nice to know as I don't see many of them on here!

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        arguably better to do them now rather than progressively take -4's here and there, which is what many have been doing, myself included

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      not keen on lanzini at all but it's fine otherwise

                      1. Garlana
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Yeh me Neither but I can see goals here and trying to take a punt. Thanks

                    • pressdpm
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      I'd leave it at -8 personally

                      1. Garlana
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Not do lanzini?

                        1. pressdpm
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Honestly I can't give that much advice on it because it's, like you say, a bit of a punt. We all have them, so if you really have a feeling about him don't let me put you off.

                          1. Garlana
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Cheers, expected my post to get shot down so I'm pleasantly surprised! I will think about it, definitely doing the -8

                    • Anathallo
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Assuming you WC in 34, I'd say definitely yes.

                  3. Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Anyone put in a Eliteserien team xD? I just did lol.

                    1. Differential (c)
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Barli
                      Meling R.Hernandez Ulvestad Haakenstad
                      Find Akintola Jensen
                      Skalevik Boli(c) L.Olsen

                      Friedrich Moe V.Nilsen G.Pedersen

                      Make sense of that what you will, and rate it haha.

                      1. Amey
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Nilsen first on the bench for me.

                          1. Differential (c)
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Cheers! Dont you find it odd that last season's top goalscorer was in the relegation scrap?! Bolli scored 17 goals for 14th place Staebek, who staved off relegation only by playoffs. Incredible.
                            10.0 for an apparently weak team though, but 17 goals . . .

                            1. Differential (c)
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              You have a team, Amey?

                              1. Amey
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  No mate.
                                  Actually i only read few articles here 🙂
                                  J don't think i could keep up with 2 FPL teams tbh 😀

                                  1. Differential (c)
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Haha, cheers! Im thinking of it as a nice break/challenge from FPL. Looks interesting enough, interface and site look pretty good.

                                    1. Amey
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Good for you 🙂
                                        Good luck buddy. They have creative chips that's for sure

                                  2. Amey
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      I gave a shot tbh, but not felt interesting as i don't know anything about that league.
                                      I followed PL from 2010 so find easy & interesting to play FPL 🙂

                            2. HamezMace
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              McDermott
                              Meling - Karamoko - Wormgoor
                              Konradsen - Grindheim - Akintola - Pellegrino
                              Bamba - Skalevik - Boli

                              1. Differential (c)
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Wormgoor, what a shout. Completely left him out. Bamba too.

                                I've got to be honest, a few of this I plucked out of Whoscored. But a few looked okay imo.

                            3. pingissimus
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                I'm still stuck

                                Are you going Rich Uncle in week 2 or loading up on DGW players in week 1.

                                1. Differential (c)
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Nah, probably won't RU at week 2.
                                  There's a DGW for week 1?!

                                2. pingissimus
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Linde
                                    Valsvik Hagen Wormgoor Tollas
                                    Finne Jensen Shala Lindseth
                                    Boli Bamba

                                    1. Differential (c)
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Looking pretty good.
                                      Shala was one I considered, seemed a wee overpriced imo.
                                      Valsvik is a nice option other than Meling in that Rosenburg defence.
                                      Lindseth, a new star is always a risk. Not for me, but defo on the watchlist.

                                      1. pingissimus
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Not sure if this link works but I was working from the comment from MT Pockets here. All just names to me at this point.

                                          Thought it would be interesting to work through a season from scratch

                                          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/03/11/eliteserien-fantasy-has-launched-for-2019-season/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comments

                                          1. Differential (c)
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Cheers!

                                3. tburgess12
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  How bonkers out of 10 would it be to captain Wilson?

                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      10

                                    • Tsparkes10
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Not too bonkers. Depends on who else you have

                                      • the german
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Its King's turn this week.

                                        1. Freddiebell
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          You hope..I just brought in Wilson. Wilson plays much further forward and is always in the box

                                      • Rupert The Horse
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Not that mad.

                                      • HamezMace
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        I'm tempted

                                        1. tburgess12
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          I have Salah and Mane...

                                    • Tsparkes10
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        31 and 33:

                                        Fab
                                        TAA Digne VVD
                                        Salah Haz Felipe A Fraser
                                        Wilson Vardy

                                        For 11th player:
                                        A) Maddison
                                        B) Ake
                                        C) King

                                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            maddison

                                        2. Dr. Agabuse
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          sorry to be a bother. but what should i do? Have 1 city, 3 urd, 2 wolves, (DGW32)
                                          have only 5 starters this week but 2FTs.
                                          should I -8 and get 9starters or FH this week and have 6DGW instead of 9/11 the following week and the problem in GW33 to lose 3players for -8 then?

                                          When will I need the WC after GW33 tho?

                                          1. Dr. Agabuse
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            utd

                                          2. TONY123
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            In your case, I'd FH this week, TC next week, take a few hits for 33, WC34 and BB35. Hope that helps.

                                            1. Dr. Agabuse
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              TC sterling for fulham and cardiff potentially, 120mins?
                                              why not WC 33? is 34 different to 33? why take the hits?

                                              1. TONY123
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                Agüero my friend, Agüero

                                              2. TONY123
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                As for the WC34, see below. If you WC in 33, you'll probably end up getting 11 players with a fixture, but they then won't have a DGW35. It pays off a lot more to WC in 34 and shape your team for the rest of the season as well as DGW35.

                                                1. Dr. Agabuse
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                  i have sterling and wont get Aguero. first i'll need a differential, second i would shoot my own leg, if i'll get smn with a blank in GW33.
                                                  have rash pog lindelof doherty jimenez and tc sterling plus very fine fixtures for my other players that should have games in GW33 like Higuain, Maddison, Salah, Kola, AWB.
                                                  will rather safe and take only -4 to start 11 in GW33.

                                                  Or could Chelsea, Arsenal, Palace, Leicester, Pool, West Ham also blank in 33?

                                                  1. Anathallo
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    Palace could blank 33.

                                          3. Amey
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              Take 1/2 hits this gw (possibly on attackers)
                                              FH 32
                                              WC 34
                                              BB 35

                                          4. Hands Guber
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            What's the deal with Antonio? Not first choice I guess, I gambled on him a few weeks back, got a goal, then got Jota's 11 points off the bench for him not playing at Newcastle so it's been fine.

                                            Tempted to ship for -4 (with 9 GW 31 players already - 10 including him) but if he gets a cameo that's -5 to start with and to beat for whoever else I bring in for 7.8 - Lanzini/Barnes etc?

                                            Any West Ham folk on here?

                                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                would sell someone who definitely blanks rather than someone who might not

                                            2. Dr. Agabuse
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              i dont understand whats going to happen with GW31-33.

                                              feel like i am on the wrong side of things with free hitting now, leaving me with 6DGW players next week, but a headache for 33?

                                              but its too late with 6players this week only

                                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                  personally would just take a bunch of hits for 31/33 and stick to the standard plan

                                                • Pierce34
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                  I currently have 6 players for this week but I don't mind at all fielding only 8 with a -4. Not sure a free hit is necessary for 3 extra players when most people will have a similar lineup anyway.

                                                  1. Boris Bodega
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    FH GW32 could yield you many more points in theory - although that depends what your team looks like now.

                                                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      not taking a -4 to get players that other people own who one might reasonably expect to score over 4 points is suicide

                                                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          esp when considered for 31/33 combined

                                                        • Pierce34
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Was that response to me? I'm taking a -4 to field 8 players and will have all the 'main' ones, beyond that I don't see that many players that are very likely to make up the lost points. I certainly won't take a hit for a 3rd defender from a rubbish side.

                                                  3. Dr. Agabuse
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    why shouldnt i wildcard in GW33.
                                                    what chance will i be missing?

                                                    1. Eytexi
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Blank fixtures in 33 for similar teams to those with a double in 35. Cant maximise DGW35 players if you're having to make an 11 for BGW33 without them.

                                                    2. pingissimus
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        It could yet be a smart move if Brighton lose in the cup and Spurs have them at home. Likewise the Watford Fulham fixture looks tasty if they go out. Those who are just playing 31 players could be at a major disadvantage.

                                                        An alternative I'm also considering is WC32 and FH33.

                                                      • Anathallo
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        I think do whatever works for you. There is no reason not to do that (at least no reason to dismiss it!) and thinking outside the group think can get you places. You obviously haven't massively prepared, which isn't ideal but might give you an inadvertent advantage as you're forced into alternative moves, if you're bold enough to take them!

                                                    3. Eytexi
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Got 11 for this week without a hit. No Salah. Triple captain Mané to spice things up and hope for a big green? Or sit tight and use it either 35, 36 or 38?

                                                      1. Boris Bodega
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Go with your gut. Mine says no, but it is tempting.

                                                      2. the german
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        A big NO.

                                                        1. Eytexi
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Because?

                                                          1. Sedemuda
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Regression to the mean. History tells us that he doesn't keep it up for too long.
                                                            TC is always a gamble go for it if it feels right.

                                                      3. Amey
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          What other Chip's do you have ??
                                                          If you have FH & BB I'd definitely consider TC this gw

                                                          1. Eytexi
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Yeah i do - that's one of the main reasons i began considering it.

                                                            1. Rupert The Horse
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Got em all too. Not considering it.

                                                        • Rupert The Horse
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          No. Could be a surprise double coming up.

                                                          1. Eytexi
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            For Brighton & Cardiff? Who else?

                                                            1. Rupert The Horse
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Possibly Arsenal.

                                                              1. Eytexi
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Embarrassed to say i haven't heard anything about this at all - enlighten me please 🙂

                                                          2. Boris Bodega
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Arsenal in GW36 could be nice - Leicester and Wolves both at the Emirates.

                                                            1. Eytexi
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Embarrassed to say i haven't heard anything about this at all - enlighten me please 🙂

                                                            2. Eytexi
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Both would be away fixtures, not at the Emirates surely?

                                                          3. Rupert The Horse
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Thinking Arsenal. Bit unclear but I don’t see a TC candidate this week.

                                                          4. Freddiebell
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            ^^ THIS ^^

                                                      4. Boris Bodega
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Scenes on here if Millwall, Wanderers and Swansea all win this weekend........

                                                        1. Amey
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            * WC activated in gw 33 😉

                                                          • Rupert The Horse
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            That’s a bigger ‘if’ than Pellegrinis.

                                                          • Jᴀʀᴠish
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Might put a tenner on at the bookies 🙂

                                                          • Mysterion
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Wondered why you included Bolton in there for a sec before I realised 😀

                                                          • Dr. Agabuse
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            millwall will win

                                                            1. Boris Bodega
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Say that after drinking 6 beers 😀

                                                            2. fakelund
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              😀

                                                        2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Here's my current FH team:
                                                          Fabainski
                                                          Rice, VVD, Azpilicueta
                                                          Hazard, Salah, Mane, Barnes
                                                          Wilson, Vardy, Higuain
                                                          Any changes needed?
                                                          Cheers

                                                          1. Amey
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Barnes to Maddison ??
                                                              Burnley are surprisingly vulnerable@ defending set pieces.
                                                              Also consider Higuain to A. Barnes/Arnie IF fit.

                                                            • TONY123
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Very similar to mine except I prefer Fraser to Barnes. Higuain is a doubt, so we'll have to monitor that one, otherwise Arnie might be worth the punt.

                                                            • EMBOLOFAN
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                rather have a west ham defender than chelsea this week. if i were to own a chels defender would be luiz as everton are terrible from set pieces.

                                                              • Mixed Bag
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Barnes > Fraser maybe?

                                                              • Freddiebell
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Barnes to Feaser imo

                                                            • Deulofale
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              @Jarvish, you're ITK about these things more than most. Does it sound about right that the following teams have a chance of 3 fixtures in GW32-33?

                                                              Chelsea (confirmed)
                                                              Brighton
                                                              Palace (not Watford)
                                                              Spurs (plus Palace)
                                                              Watford (not Palace)
                                                              Saints

                                                              (Approx. diminishing in likelihood top to bottom)

                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Oops Chelsea not confirmed sorry

                                                              2. Deulofale
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                I think maybe it should be

                                                                Chelsea (plus Brighton)
                                                                Brighton (plus Chelsea)

                                                                Palace (not Watford)
                                                                Spurs (plus Palace)
                                                                Watford (not Palace)

                                                                Saints

                                                                1. Amey
                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    I hope Watford gets a double
                                                                    Want to get in Deulofeu 🙂

                                                                    1. Deulofale
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      I know, you love to be humiliated 😉

                                                                      I'll be looking at Deeney and maybe a Watford defender if they have a double and a GW33 fixture. Hoping for a Palace double instead though, as AWB + Zaha/Bats are more appealing, I think.

                                                                      1. Amey
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Ha ha
                                                                          Actually I don't think i can spare a striker position for Deeney.
                                                                          Aguero, Jimenez, Lukaku/Rash , Higuain all in contention of a dgw. So prefer Deulofeu & Holebas

                                                                          1. Deulofale
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Fair enough. Different if you're on a FH. Deeney wouldn't come into my thinking either haha

                                                                            1. Amey
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Yeah
                                                                                Agreed. I'm on FH so ...
                                                                                I will make you proud with Deulofeu hauls in my team Buddy 😛
                                                                                Probably it might encourage you to change the name 😉

                                                                          2. pingissimus
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Not tempted by Schlupp?

                                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Yeah sure! SchlOOP is a legend like PRESSDPM

                                                                                1. Freddiebell
                                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  In #

                                                                                2. Freddiebell
                                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Sorry that's I meant. If city beat Swansea they would have a dgw in gw 32 and blank in gw 33. That would be perfect for me because my teams set up for gw's 31 & 33 and Fh in 32 and WC in 34. Just don't know when to play the TC probably will have to be on Salah against Huddersfield I guess unless you have a better option Deulofail ?

                                                                                  1. Deulofale
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                    Planning to survive GW31-33 without a FH, playing TC in GW32 🙂 This is why I'm interested in which players have 3 fixtures in GW32-33. I plan to buy 2 for free next gameweek

                                                                      2. Freddiebell
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Surely man city have a chance if they beat sawnsea I'm. The cup the weekend ?

                                                                        1. Deulofale
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Their GW33 fixture would be moved to GW32, leaving them with a blank in GW33, I believe.

                                                                    2. tambourineman
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud.

                                                                      1. tambourineman
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Subs: Caballero, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Azpilicueta, Luiz.

                                                                        1. Amey
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Nice to see Hazard on bench 🙂

                                                                        2. Toblerone52
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Alonso looks like he's second choice in the league now then...

                                                                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              dont think its as simple as that. think sarri's preference is still for alonso but emerson deserves his chance

                                                                          2. Rainer
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            The King is dead, long live Alonso!

                                                                          3. Deulofale
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Magic bean about to sprout

                                                                            1. Mysterion
                                                                              • 1 Year
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Both double-barrelled magic beans!

                                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Yeah, time for Marcos Alonso Mendoza to explode as an FPL option

                                                                          4. Pierce34
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            I thought Caballero was their cup keeper.

                                                                        3. nico05
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Hi there everyone may I possibly get some advice on what to do this week please? I have * players available this week and 3 million to spend.

                                                                          Fabianski (Boruc)
                                                                          Doherty Dhaw Robertson Chilwell (Kelly)
                                                                          Jota Pogba Salah Mane (billing)
                                                                          Vardy Higuaín (Kamara)

                                                                          I posted this a few days ago and got some great advice but unfortunately I am 0.2 million short to to the recommended transfer
                                                                          Thank you so much for reading

                                                                          1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            I guess as the 8 is also a * that’s what you meant right?

                                                                            1. nico05
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Yes 8, my mistake ha ha

                                                                          2. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            How many FT do you have? Is your FH still available?

                                                                            1. nico05
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              I have one free transfer and my free hit is available but going to hold onto that for now I think as previously suggested

                                                                              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                You're not in desperately bad shape. Kamara is dead wood in any GW so Kam->Wilson (or King if you prefer) or another striker who plays in GW31 (Rondon?) if you prefer.

                                                                                If you're not going to FH for next weeks doubles then it's hard. Each player you add for GW31 will only play once in GW32 so either way you lose. I'd suggest FH next week to pick up lots of players with doubles and take a hit this week so you do something like:
                                                                                Kamara + Jota -> Wilson + Fraser/Maddison

                                                                                1. nico05
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Thank you so much for that. Kamara + Jota to Wilson & Fraser sounds like sound advice. I was thinking to free hit next week to pick up the double game weeks

                                                                        4. Pilgrim62
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Wilson or Mane ?
                                                                          Who bring more points in 31 and 33 ?

                                                                          1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            I think Mane if money's no problem.

                                                                            1. nico05
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Mane for sure

                                                                          2. Rupert The Horse
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Mane.

                                                                        5. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                          • 6 Years
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          I have 11 players for GW31 before this week's FT. I'm holding Robbo, TAA and Salah.

                                                                          Would Robbo+Pogba -> Mane + DEF (Doherty) be simply mad for -4? Free hit next week. Is Mane now a better option than 2 Liverpool DEF?

                                                                          1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Proper off the chart crazy. Look at Liverpool’s attacking returns from defenders. Especially Robbo.

                                                                            1. nico05
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Don't get rid of Robertson

                                                                            2. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                              • 6 Years
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Thanks, yeah, it does seem bokers - I made the choice a while ago and it's not been a bad one overall. Mane is just in such good form. Salah->Mane is another option, but I think we all know where that's likely to lead....

                                                                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                I’m on Mane, Salah and TAA. Hopefully they all play.

                                                                          2. Pilgrim62
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            I would keep your original Liverpool's set

                                                                            1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                                                              • 6 Years
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Thanks, all. I will sit tight and hope Salah can score some goals!

                                                                              1. nico05
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Yeah definitely stick

                                                                        6. Rupert The Horse
                                                                          • 6 Years
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Courtesy of Ruth NZ.
                                                                          Thought this might help you.
                                                                          Chances for teams having a gw 32 double.

                                                                          Wolves - bur MUN - confirmed
                                                                          United - WAT wol - confirmed
                                                                          Chelsea - car BHA - extremely likely (90%+)
                                                                          Brighton - SOU che - extremely likely (90%+)
                                                                          City - ful CAR - highly likely (80%+)
                                                                          Cardiff - CHE mci - highly likely (80%+)
                                                                          Palace - HUD tot or HUD new - pretty likely (70%+) but HUD tot much more probable
                                                                          Spurs - liv CPL - quite likely (60%+)
                                                                          Watford - mun FUL or mun SOU - quite likely one or other (55%), each equally probable
                                                                          Fulham - MCI wat - less likely (27%)
                                                                          Soton - bha wat - less likely (27%)
                                                                          Newcastle - ars CPL - very unlikely (10%).

                                                                          1. nico05
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Thanks for that

                                                                          2. George James
                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            Free hits will be

                                                                            3 X CHE
                                                                            3 X MAN
                                                                            3 X CITY
                                                                            2 OTHERS

                                                                          3. Dr. Agabuse
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            what does that mean for GW33?

                                                                            Chelsea on for those. palace likely too

                                                                            1. Deulofale
                                                                              • 3 Years
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              This is what I used to form the post about GW32-33 above. I might be wrong but feel free to check it out / just check it

                                                                            2. Rupert The Horse
                                                                              • 6 Years
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Go on to Ben Crellin on Twitter.
                                                                              Check out his spreadsheet and all your answers can be found.

                                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Not in conjunction with the doubles, and the relevant permutations, though?

                                                                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  I think that’s incorrect. Not 100% though.

                                                                          4. Amey
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Nice.
                                                                              If everything falls perfectly,
                                                                              3 Chelsea + 3 City + 2 United + 1 Wolves + 1 Watford + 1 Palace/Spurs

                                                                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                At least 2 Utd. Probably 3

                                                                                1. Amey
                                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Pogba + Lukaku/Martial should be enough imo

                                                                                2. pingissimus
                                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    I like the idea of 1 Brighton -ie Duffy. Could be a great differential.

                                                                                    1. Amey
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        Yeah Duffy is great asset to have.
                                                                                        Defense of Duffy,Azpi, Laporte could be gold

                                                                                        1. pingissimus
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            I'm also sort of wondering about Kompany. Two games in a week? Guess not -that's an awful long time to remain uninjured,

                                                                                            1. Amey
                                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                😀

                                                                                    2. Garlana
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      If both are nailed on to start 31/33, pick one:

                                                                                      A) Wilson (NEW, BUR)
                                                                                      B) Arnie (HUD, che)

                                                                                      1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                        • 6 Years
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        Ah. Forgot Arnie has Chelsea, so Wilson for you (and now me).

                                                                                        1. Garlana
                                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          Arnie could do the damage in both tbh.

                                                                                          1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            If he plays.

                                                                                          2. Freddiebell
                                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Wilson over a player that might play or might not play ?

                                                                                      2. nico05
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        Wilson for me

                                                                                      3. Thunder Warrior
                                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        Arnie gw31 then sell for Wilson gw33

                                                                                        1. Garlana
                                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          That just makes me favour Wilson more as it's +1 transfer

                                                                                    3. George James
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      Already on -8 but considering another hit for Rashford >> Arnie...

                                                                                      Worth it?

                                                                                      I wont be getting rash back so value isnt an issue

                                                                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          Better options than Arni imo

                                                                                        • Rupert The Horse
                                                                                          • 6 Years
                                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          Nah.

                                                                                      2. DantheManinaPan
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 5 Years
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        I've been avoiding spending too much time on here because I'm going into this week with only 8 players and no strikers - massive feeling of dread! Hopefully the big red arrow can be made up for over the next couple of weeks...

                                                                                        1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Got a FH or anything? Surely take a hit or 2 to field 10

                                                                                            1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                              • 6 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              Agreed.

                                                                                          • Rupert The Horse
                                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            8 isn’t bad. Why not take a hit or two?

                                                                                            1. DantheManinaPan
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              • 5 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              I have no wildcard - and I've decided to FH 33 so I can keep my team as close to my GW32 as I can. If I make any hit for a player now, I will likely lose a player in the DGW

                                                                                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                Not a fan of FH 32?
                                                                                                Guess with no WC it’s tricky.

                                                                                          • Garlana
                                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            I'm close to a -12 if that helps you

                                                                                        2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                                                                          • 5 Years
                                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          As a depressed Arnie owner for the last 4 GWs this is terrible news.

                                                                                          Now every man and his dog can bring him in. Painful.

                                                                                          1. Garlana
                                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Doubt they will though.

                                                                                          2. No Mo Salah
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            • 1 Year
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            punted on wilson for gw 30 now seeing him in top transfers depressed too ))

                                                                                        3. Tsparkes10
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Can't decide whether I want Ake or Maddison or even to double up on King and Wilson. Ake goal threat and likely CS. Maddison set pieces but inconsistent. King could easy get just as much as wilson

                                                                                          • czechow
                                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Got 0.9 ITB

                                                                                            1) Puncheon to Brooks (field 11 for GW31)
                                                                                            2) AWB to Ake (field 10 for GW31 but keep AWB value and potential that he plays GW33)

                                                                                            Both exactly 0.9.

                                                                                            Would only go 2 if Puncheon is going to play but that doesn't look likely so I am leaning on going 1 and saving AWB value/potential 33 fixture. However, I have noticed that Siewart has a lot of injuries though? Any insight?

                                                                                          • Dr. Agabuse
                                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Chelsea players for the next 3GWs are the only ones with 4 games, no?

                                                                                            1. Deulofale
                                                                                              • 3 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              Correct

                                                                                              1. Deulofale
                                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                Though the double is not confirmed. But likely (as above)

                                                                                            2. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                              • 6 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              Yep

                                                                                          • George James
                                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Alonso is never going to play in the prem again is he 🙁

                                                                                            1. Differential (c)
                                                                                              • 3 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              An Era has come and gone.

                                                                                          • donlobatto
                                                                                            • 1 Year
                                                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                            Looking at FPLstats, trying to work out who might rise and fall tonight (I know it's a mug's game). What do you reckon? Basically trying to work out whether to hold off until pressers or catch rises/ avoid falls tonight:

                                                                                            Risers?
                                                                                            Maddison: 96.3 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Wilson: 82.7 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Vardy: 77.2 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Fraser: 57.8 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Mané: 50.1 (3 arrows)Hazard: 36.2 (3 arrows)

                                                                                            Fallers?
                                                                                            Doherty: -62.2 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Pogba: -76.8 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Jimi: -78.7 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Son: -80.6 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Kun: -89.2 (3 arrows)
                                                                                            Salah(!): -92.7 (3 arrows)

                                                                                            Those are the main ones. Which or the above do you expect will happen tonight?

                                                                                            1. pingissimus
                                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                I've defected to Football Fix for this. They seem more dependable

                                                                                                Right now they have up tonight

                                                                                                Maddison
                                                                                                Wilson
                                                                                                Vardy

                                                                                                Down tomorrow

                                                                                                Aguero
                                                                                                Mo

                                                                                                1. donlobatto
                                                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                  Cheers. Interesting as I switched away from FFFix earlier in season due to unreliability!

                                                                                            2. George James
                                                                                              • 4 Years
                                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                              Alonso is never going to play in the prem again is he....:(

                                                                                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                Why twice?
                                                                                                Was it the page crash?

                                                                                                1. Amey
                                                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                                    Alonso deserves two post's 🙂