Differentials

Three attack-minded differentials for FPL Blank Gameweek 31

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

As we enter the business end of the season, a considered differential pick could provide a welcome boost for those Fantasy managers chasing a mini-league deficit or striving to improve their overall rank.

Finding a credible differential is a test at the best of times but we have an even smaller pool of players to choose from this weekend, with half of the top flight without a league fixture.

On top of this, many of the appealing Fantasy assets who are in Premier League action in Gameweek 31 have seen their FPL ownership rise as a result of the lack of competition in the transfer market.

There are plenty of differentials within the active top 10k, too, as opposed to the overall FPL ownership figure that includes “ghost teams”: Callum Wilson (£6.4m), owned by just 1.04% of the top 10,000 at the point of the Gameweek 30 deadline, is one example.

We are sticking to the usual rules for our weekly feature, though.

Two of our midfield selections play each other this weekend but their clubs have no clean sheets between them in a combined 14 Premier League matches, so we are banking on goals.

An alternative route into the Newcastle attack is also examined.

Harvey Barnes (£5.5m)

FPL ownership: 0.5%

Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) was close to being our now obligatory Leicester City differential this week.

The on-loan Belgian has delivered attacking returns in each of his last three Premier League starts and is owned by fewer than 1% of FPL managers overall (the same applies within the top 10k).

Since he made his debut in Gameweek 26, only two midfielders have had more attempts on goal than Leicester’s loanee.

One of those players is Harvey Barnes (£5.5m).

Not even Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) can match Barnes’ shot tally over those five Gameweeks.

He is, of course, still yet to score and questions remain over his composure in front of goal and finishing ability.

Having said that, the young winger was only a flying Sergio Rico (£4.4m) save away from opening his account against Fulham in Gameweek 30 and earlier curled another effort narrowly over.

Barnes certainly passed the eye test against the admittedly limited Cottagers and registered his third assist in seven appearances last Saturday.

Barnes continues to be overlooked by the wider Fantasy community: seven Leicester players, including Tielemans, have been bought by more FPL managers in the lead-up to Gameweek 31.

Thirty-three FPL midfielders are proving more popular acquisitions at the time of writing.

On Saturday, Barnes will be up against a Burnley defence that has shipped the joint-highest number of goals (nine) in the last three Gameweeks.

The Clarets have kept only one clean sheet in ten matches and have conceded more chances from their right flank (i.e. Leicester’s left) in 2018/19 than any other side.

Dwight McNeil (£4.4m)

FPL ownership: 0.5%

Perhaps one for the Free Hit crew if they are maxing out on premium options elsewhere, Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) is among the most appealing bargain-bin midfield options in Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33.

McNeil’s performance against Liverpool last weekend was one that defied the key underlying stats.

The young winger didn’t register a single shot or key pass at Anfield, touching the ball just once in the hosts’ area.

However, anyone who saw the game would have been impressed by how much trouble McNeil caused Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.6m) down Liverpool’s right.

Four of McNeil’s six take-ons were successful, while the Burnley winger delivered eight crosses from the left flank.

Sean Dyche called the England under-20 winger’s display “outstanding”, which bodes well for his chances of starting for the 12th Premier League match in a row on Saturday.

Since his return to the Burnley starting XI in Gameweek 20, only four FPL midfielders have delivered more crosses than McNeil. Those four players have the advantage of being their club’s chief set-piece takers, however, so McNeil is among the leading midfielders for deliveries from open play.

There is plenty of height for McNeil to aim at in this Clarets’ side.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Ashley Barnes (£5.7m) didn’t get much joy out of the Liverpool defence last week but a Leicester backline that is without a clean sheet since New Year’s Day may prove easier for Burnley’s strike pair and McNeil to penetrate in tandem.

McNeil’s average of a shot every 51.1 minutes over the last 11 Gameweeks is far from eye-catching but is still the best among Burnley’s regular starters in midfield over the last few months and almost on a par with Wood’s mean (49.7) during that time.

Ayoze Perez (£6.1m)

FPL ownership: 1.5%

Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) comes into Gameweek 31 fresh off the back of a 16-point return against Everton last weekend – by some distance his biggest haul of the season and his first double-digit one at that.

The streaky Spaniard’s three goals and one assist in the last four Premier League fixtures is exactly what he managed in the first 26 Gameweeks of the season and, for those FPL managers who look back at previous trends, we are entering into the time of the year when the Newcastle forward comes to life: Perez’s match-winning strike in Gameweek 31 of last season sparked a run of six goals and two assists in eight games.

Perez also scored three goals and set up another in the final three games of the Magpies’ Championship-winning season of 2016/17.

Perez’s recent upturn in underlying stats are perhaps partly down to the arrival of Miguel Almiron (£6.0m).

Newcastle’s Spanish-speaking front three look more potent than they did when Christian Atsu (£5.1m) was deployed in Almiron’s position and have demonstrated an excellent understanding over the last month.

Since the Paraguayan midfielder made his full debut in Gameweek 27, Perez ranks among the top six FPL forwards for overall goal attempts, shots in the opposition area, efforts on target, penalty box touches and chances created.

Salomon Rondon (£5.9m) is the obvious route into this Newcastle attack but his FPL ownership is surging towards the 10% mark and more than one in four of the top 10,000 managers owns the Venezuelan striker.

While Bournemouth are far less porous on their own turf than they are on the road, the Cherries have the fourth-worst defensive record in the Premier League this season.

Eddie Howe’s side have conceded two or more goals in six of their 15 home matches in 2018/19, too.

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  1. Water Isn't Wet
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 10 hours ago

    Huddersfield have scored more than once on a single occasion in their last forty two League games. But on the other hand West ham were a shambles last Saturday.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      west ham highest implied clean sheet odds this week. shame their 33 fixture isn't good

  2. Ready Player One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 10 hours ago

    Vardy or Wilson?
    &
    Hazard or Higuain?

    Thanks

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      i'm 60/40 going with Vardy

      Haz

  3. Wijnaldum FC
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 10 hours ago

    Would you do Jiminez + Pogba + Son to Wilson + Fraser + Hazard(-8)? FH 32 Wildcard 34

    Would lose quite a lot of value on Jiminez

    1. Wijnaldum FC
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      *-4

      1. Stevie B
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        I would keep Jimenez. I think that he is a season keeper for a very cheap price.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      i'll try help... what's your current team for 31? i.e. just players playing

      1. Wijnaldum FC
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        at the moment its
        Fabianski
        Robbo VVD
        Anderson Salah
        Rondon

        With 2ft and 1.1itb

        1. Tsparkes10
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            I'd take a - 8 tbh and field 11. FH 32 and WC 34

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 days, 10 hours ago

              a -8 would be 10 players I think

          • kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            Pogba & son def out anyway... who's your 3rd forward? not jimi & rondon

            1. Wijnaldum FC
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 9 hours ago

              aguero

    3. Whats the Mata?
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Which teams are expected to have a double in gw32 apart from United, City, Chelsea and Wolves?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        look up Ben Crellin's twitter. most think he gives an educated guess.

        imo just wait & see how they fall... easy to say with FH/WC left

      2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        Palace & Brighton

    4. Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      What to do with this lot?

      Fabianski (Speroni)
      Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Digne (Doherty) (Wan-Bissaka)
      Salah (C), Richarlison, Hayden (Sterling) (Pogba)
      Vardy, Rondon (Jimenez)

      1 free transfer and 2.0 in the bank.

      A) Sterling -> Hazard for free
      B) Sterling and Doherty -> Hazard and Azpilicueta for -4
      C) something else

      I will not sell Pogba and Jimenez because then I will loose a lot of money.

      Thank you!

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        I'd nearly go A. hope no hit brings you up a few places as most will be taking hits. You'll then get 11 out in 33

        i'm in a similar boat (GK not defender) & I've no idea yet if i'll take the hit to get 11 or just go with 10

    5. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Robertson or TAA on Free Hit this week? Or VVD? With reasons...

      1. Tsparkes10
          4 days, 10 hours ago

          VVD or Robo imo. Defo play and likely baps or assists

        • Patron
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            I would say Robbo, always looks like a threat.

          • kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            Robertson... assist potential over VVD

            TAA is a great option but the fear of a rest is greater with him (imo & I'm a long term owner)

          • EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            depends who TAA enables basically

        • Patron
            4 days, 10 hours ago

            Since Alonso is starting against Dynamo Kyiv, we are pretty sure Emerson plays for the weekend?

            Also do u think Balbuena will start? After poor performance from Ogbona im hopeful.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 days, 10 hours ago

              would say 70% chance emerson starts

          • Tsparkes10
              4 days, 10 hours 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 🙁

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 days, 10 hours ago

                you on a FH? (cant remember)

                1. Tsparkes10
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    FH in 32 so the player I bring in plays 31 and 33 🙂

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      i'd go Maddison but depends who you're losing also I guess

                2. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                  ake CS isn't "likely", implied odds ~35% iir. not bad all the same. maddison 3.7ppg is far superior to ake's 3.1 though and if the latter was performing closer to expectation he'd comfortably be above 4ppg.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      So youre saying Maddison, King Ake In that order?

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        i think so yeah. they're all decent options though

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          i meant former not latter in initial post

                        2. Tsparkes10
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Ta, think I'm edging Ake idk why

                  2. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 1 Year
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    Tielemans a decent option? Thinking of doubling up with him and Vardy.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      prefer madds. tiel is playing well but away from home twice and has more defensive responsibilities than other similarly priced options.

                      1. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Good points, he has been getting more points than Maddison recently though, who was disappointing when I owned him earlier in the season

                        1. Mysterion
                          • 1 Year
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          He also has a foot like a traction engine 😀

                        2. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          madds assist last week, would have been 2 if vardy hadn't squared to the man in question. small margins. he's looking good to me.

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Nice.

                  3. Athletico Timbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    When do you think the fixtures will be announced for dgws etc? I know nobody knows exactly but what is the general consensus?
                    I've got 2fts this week, am I supposed to be buying just for this week, or for GW33 as well!

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      probably wont be too long after the cup results

                    2. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      i'm planning 31/33... i.e. worst case scenario so you don't find yourself short

                    3. Sylas
                      • 3 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      Consensus means nothing until the facts are out!

                    4. Game Over
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      if you're FH in gw32, I believe you need to use both your FTs now, as they won't roll over into GW33 after the FH.

                      And any FTs you use in Gw32, won't take if you then FH.

                  4. BananaMan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    Pick one...

                    A) Wilson vs NEW(31) BUR(33)
                    B) Firmino vs ful(31) sou(33)
                    C) Higuain vs eve(31) WHU(33)

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      in isolation B but i'd rather tripple up on liverpool elsewhere

                      a is a pretty safe bet other than the potential for his injury to flare up
                      c is averaging a shot every 20 minutes and everton are terrible from set pieces but chelsea aren't attacking well as a unit

                      if a enables players like hazard mane and salah it's the best option. if you have money to burn i'd take a punt on higuain.

                  5. Rhodes your boat
                    • 2 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    Boruc
                    Robbo taa pereira
                    Salah
                    Higuain Barnes

                    Hamer jonny bednarek sterling pogba son guendouzi success

                    Success and sterling to Wilson and hazard for -4?? FH next week

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      yes.

                      maybe even consider a -8 if there's a mid you like (Fraser/Maddison)

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      i'd be riding on horseback into hit city

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        sterling > haz
                        succ > wilson
                        son > maddison/fraser/brooks
                        jonny > luiz

                  6. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    Bottomed on last article

                    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. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      Hard to guess but I think Vardy, Wilson & Maddison will have a price rise.

                      Fallers look tricky though I think FPL might delay the falls for casuals.

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Yeh it’s a minefield. All the more so as FPL notified casuals of the BGW!

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      salah sellers will enter the seventh gate of jahannam

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Seriously wtf!

                        I mean I get that form is poor and he is flipping frustrating to own but fml dumping him before FUL?!

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          who are they selling him for?!

                          1. donlobatto
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            I can only guess it must be Mané?!

                            Absolutely mad imo

                    3. Lord in Wengerland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      I wouldn’t worry about it unless you risk being priced out. A lot can happen in the next 24 hours.

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Yeh priced out isnt an issue but pretty sure of my moves so it’s just about gaining some cheeky value to help when it comes to WC later

                        1. Mysterion
                          • 1 Year
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Definitely wait if priced out isn't an issue... predictions could be messy this week with lots of FH's active

                          1. donlobatto
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            True that. Will hold my nerve.

                            I’ve managed to wait this long I guess

                    4. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      Just Maddison.
                      A lot more tomorrow though.

                      1. donlobatto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Tomorrow is fine as then can wait for pressers.

                        Debating whether to add
                        Pogba > Fraser to my Jimi, Sterling > Wilson, Haz move

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Yeah you can wait I would say.

                  7. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    What can we read into the Chelsea lineup for tonight regarding the lineup for the PL game ?

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      essentially nothing. alonso slightly less likely to start than usual.

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Pedro to start on the weekend ? Barkley ?

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          CM is a bit of a lottery as so many options there. pedro fair shout.

                    2. Longlatini
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      Luiz Emerson Hazard all likely to start in PL I’d say

                    3. Lord in Wengerland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      It makes a Loftus-Cheek punt less attractive.

                  8. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    I believe this is correct.

                    Chances of GW 33 blanks are these for these teams.
                    City 87%
                    Cardiff 87
                    Bright 63
                    Spurs 63
                    Wat 56
                    Fulham 56
                    New 44

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      palace?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Thanks.
                        44%

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          just the inverse of watford i suppose haha

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Exactly

                  9. Nas
                    • 1 Year
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    I have little expectation that hazard will do anything gw31 but after being bitten by aguero in gw25 I can’t take that chance. I’ll have to get him in

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      ok

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        True story.

                    2. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      What makes you think that.
                      I am thinking getting him over pogs for a hit but then I'll have 12 players and I have to bench almiron or Andrson

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Ooh. Now that’s a touch risky.

                        1. Peter Ouch
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Yeah I am thinking that -4 is good enough for haz over pogs but then I don't want to bench almiron or Andesron. Depends if pipita is fit as well

                  10. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                    Is a bench of 2 x 3.9m defs & a 4.2m mid viable for FH32?

                    Considering we will have 11 DGW players it is would be very unlikely that a player plays 0 mins unless an injury happens before the start of the first game.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      absolutely viable in principle but a bit of a non-starter until fixtures are released

                    2. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      Depends upon the players you select

                      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Bench players or starting 12?

                        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          11 I meant.

                        2. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          All really, but I assume your 11 will be nailed however there can always be a twist, so it is a pretty safe strategy

                          1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Very speculative Luiz, Shaw, Laporte, Sterling, Hazard, Pogba, Aguero, Lukaku & Jimenez these 9 players would probably be the core of many free hit teams. Goalkeepers & the 4th mids will be the differential

                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              I don’t think I will have Lukaku, Shaw or Jiminez, actually I will try to have quite a few players that will be against the norm

                    3. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                      I’d want 1 playing bench player for my FH team just in case of a no show due to injury

                      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Would be ideal but if funds are tight then I'll probably go with a dead bench.

                    4. Amey
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        AWBeast on 1st bench for me possibly. So others can be fodder's.
                        One playing could be nice insurance policy in case we're unlucky with injuries right ??

                        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Oh yeah AWB could slot in there. But was just trying to make mock up draft with Luiz, Shaw, Laporte, Sterling, Hazard, Pogba, Aguero, Lukaku & Jimenez and funds look pretty tight.

                          1. Amey
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Yeah.
                              I sold pogba this gw so fund's would be tight for me too.
                              Will keep awb 1st bench most probably though. Can slot in Duffy, Deulofeu, Holebas i.e. cheaper options to save cost for Hazard,Raz, Aguero,pogba, Lukaku & co

                            • Longlatini
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              When I’ve been doing some drafts money is very tight if you want 2/3 players from all the good teams, surprised that a fairly decent squad value didn’t get me more

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Of course

                      • Longlatini
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Anything worth a hit or two here?

                        Heaton
                        Pereira TAA Robertson Luiz
                        Mane Anderson Almiron Sterling
                        Wilson Barnes

                        Hamer Pogba Doherty Jiménez

                        0 FT 6.4 Itb FH32

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          if you think anderson has less than 50% chance of starting i'd do pogba>hazard or sell fando for hazard if you're concerned about TV. if not just do it next week

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            You should really get a grav. You’re quite useful with your input.

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              thanks!

                          2. Longlatini
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Do you think Anderson has less than 50% chance of a start because I don’t have a clue on that one ?!

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              i'm really not sure, i've never owned any west ham players so haven't really been keeping tabs on the aftermath of what happened last weekend.

                              1. Longlatini
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 days, 9 hours ago

                                Ok thanks

                        2. THFC4LIFE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Don’t fancy Salah or Hazard for Sterling?

                          1. Longlatini
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Already got 3 Liverpool unfortunately 🙁

                            Hazard seems the obvious choice for Sterling but the way he and Chelsea are at the moment is putting me off

                      • Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Nice to see McNeil getting some attention in this article. Hope he does a job in my team!

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          promising player imo, clever with the ball

                      • Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                        Captain

                        A) Higuain (eve)
                        B) Hazard (eve)
                        C) Barcester (bur)
                        D) Robertson (ful)
                        E) Trent (ful)

                        1. Differential (c)
                          • 3 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Out of those, probably Hazard if we're talking logic.

                          But so tempted to go Robertson!

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            On Robbo at the moment. For some reason wsn't really considering a Chelsea player. I just bought Barnes and immediately put the VC on him. Now I'm wondering if I'm being dense. RMT thinks Haz is 2.4x better than Barnes this week.

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          I’d go Robbo.

                        3. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          quite like higgy as a "differential" (even though i don't like the concept) mainly on the basis that everton are abysml at defending set pieces

                          but would probably play safe and go hazard. 40% chance of CS point, on pens etc

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Cheers. Yeah, it makes sense, but I'm just not convinced by Hazard ever. I captained Hig over him recently, successfully. Will likely make a decision based on highlights from tonight's game. I.e. if Chelsea look motivated in general, then they might play better at the weekend. Otherwise, I guess Robbo will be my choice

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              i think robbo is a perfectly good option

                        4. Amey
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Robbo
                            Purely because Fulham RB is awful & he should have a field day

                            1. Deulofail
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Cheers all

                        5. chaser123
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          Currently have 10 players for GW31....would appreciate your thoughts on whether I should take a hit or not! 0.0m ITB

                          Fabianski
                          Robertson | TAA | Chilwell | Digne
                          Hazard | Salah | Richarlison
                          Vardy | Barnes

                          (Ederson || Pogba | Jimenez | Doherty | Camarasa)

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Do you have GH for 32?

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Free hit...

                              1. chaser123
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                Yep

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                  So it’s worth a hit as you’ll have player in two weeks where the other has none.
                                  Something like Pogba to Fraser or Jimi to Wilson

                                  1. Deulofail
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    4 days, 9 hours ago

                                    You're forgetting about the FT in GW33, I think. But regardless, it's probably worth the hit for Fraser or Wilson as I think they are likely to score 4 or more this week.

                          2. Longlatini
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Doherty to Rice?

                            1. chaser123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Reckon he's worth it for the 0.3m of value I'd lose?

                              1. Longlatini
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                I don’t think 0.3 is a massive deal at this stage

                          3. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            pogba to maddison or fraser has a decent chance of repaying you in terms of points but its a fine margin so depends how concerned you are with TV and how much pogba will cost to get back

                            1. chaser123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              True - I think Pogba would definitely be in my FH32 team and my WC34 team so am hesitant to get rid. Would only lose 0.3m though so I guess not a big deal really...

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                it's a very marginal call so reasonably harmless either way

                        6. Daghe Munegu
                          • 2 Years
                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                          10 players and fh 32
                          Anything worth a hit?

                          Schmeichel
                          VVD Diop
                          Salah Mané Hazard Anderson Maddison
                          Higuain Barnes

                          X Shaw Kola Jimenez Peltier

                          Maybe Emerson for - 4?

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            Kola to Rice?

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Or Ake?

                              1. Daghe Munegu
                                • 2 Years
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                Yeah good idea. I fear not having any bournemouth attack. Would you try to get Wilson or maybe Fraser for Anderson?

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 days, 9 hours ago

                                  I wouldn’t even think about it, it’s so simple. Just get rid of a player that blanks twice that plays both. Wilson or Ake maybe.

                            2. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              kola to rice is fine imo

                              1. Daghe Munegu
                                • 2 Years
                                4 days, 9 hours ago

                                Kola play 33 1nd have Diop already

                            3. Daghe Munegu
                              • 2 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Doubling on West ham with Chelsea gw 33?

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 days, 9 hours ago

                                worth it for this week alone and will have a FT before 33 to rectify that if need be

                          2. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            wouldnt take emerson for a -4, don't think he's nailed enough. reasonable to expect 4.5-5 points on average from luiz or azpi though if you can afford them.

                            1. Daghe Munegu
                              • 2 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Only have 5.2 itb. Aké ?

                            2. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                              Get a grav you!!

                          3. chaser123
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            I'd keep Kola due to their GW33 fixture. What about Shaw to Chilwell?

                          4. Daghe Munegu
                            • 2 Years
                            4 days, 9 hours ago

                            Thanks all

                        7. Yoshioka
                            4 days, 10 hours ago

                            G2G? (I have all chips left and 1.3 itb)

                            Boruc

                            Digne - Rice - Robbo

                            Salah - Maddison - Fraser - Mane

                            Wilson - Vardy - Higuain

                            1. Yoshioka
                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                My head says captain Mane but my heart and gut say Salah...

                              • Amey
                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                  G2G mate

                                • Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Excellent

                                • thischarmingman
                                  • 7 Years
                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Looks nice, well planned!

                                • Longlatini
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Great team but surely you’ve taken a few hits to get to this?!

                                  1. Yoshioka
                                      4 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Built towards it, but took a -8 this week for the three Bournemouth lads who I'll also want in GW33 (Pat > Boruc; Dendoncker > Fraser; Rashford > Wilson). I think I'll have to be pretty unlucky not to get at least 8 points out of those three over a couple of weeks. It's better than 100% blanks for the lads I took out.

                                      1. Longlatini
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 days, 7 hours ago

                                        Good looking team!

                                • Ricky Spanish
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Mane & Higuain or Hazard and Firmino?

                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                                    The former.

                                  2. Amey
                                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Mane & Higuain
                                      Although I'd go further & consider Mane + Bobby if you have a pool spot left

                                  3. Pinball Wizard
                                    • 2 Years
                                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                                    thoughts about my FH team please?

                                    Fab
                                    Robbo - Azpi - Luiz
                                    Salah - Mané - Hazar - Fraser
                                    Vardy - Wilson - Arnie

                                    Hamer - Maddison - Aké - Rice

                                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Nice

                                  4. Water Isn't Wet
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Yes Carroll is injured again but that thing you're thinking is wrong so don't say it.

                                    1. Amey
                                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Is it wrong though ??
                                        😀
                                        How is it even possible ??

                                        1. Water Isn't Wet
                                          • 1 Year
                                          4 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Lol I refer to a sarcastic expression of surprise I shall not write.

                                      • Mysterion
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Water is salty 😉

                                        1. Water Isn't Wet
                                          • 1 Year
                                          4 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Haha we're getting there

                                      • Longlatini
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Might have played his last game for the Hammers I read this morning

                                    2. THFC4LIFE
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Schär to Chilwell worth a hit to field 11? Already on a -4 if that makes a difference.....

                                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 days, 9 hours ago

                                        it's really marginal but probably not quite worth it unless you're chasing. perhaps just do it next week.

                                        1. THFC4LIFE
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          4 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Thanks

                                    3. thischarmingman
                                      • 7 Years
                                      4 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Thinking Moutinho + Aguero out (-4) to field 11:

                                      A) Pedro + Wilson
                                      B) Haz + Rondon
                                      C) Fraser + Higuain
                                      D) These are all crap options

                                      1. Pinball Wizard
                                        • 2 Years
                                        4 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Haz + Arnie?

                                        1. thischarmingman
                                          • 7 Years
                                          4 days, 9 hours ago

                                          I'm .7 short, think I'd go Haz Wilson if I could afford

                                    4. Tomas_brolin
                                        4 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Would you -4 to get in a player with a fixture in GW31 and 33?

                                        Maybe Rice. Should get a clean sheet home to HUD

                                        1. thischarmingman
                                          • 7 Years
                                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                                          If you're not fielding 11 it makes sense

                                      • pingissimus
                                          4 days, 10 hours ago

                                          This seems all wrong but Haz is averaging 6.7 base points for me from 19 appearances this season. That's a tad better than Mane who I've had since GW25.

                                          1. Amey
                                              4 days, 9 hours ago

                                              It's about catching the hauls isn't it 😉
                                              Hazard is very very dangerous player though. Season keeper or completely ignore tp avoid trolling 😀 ( unless some exceptional gw's as 31/33)