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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 2

We again take a look back at the Premier League line-ups from the weekend just gone, analysing the systems and personnel used by the 20 top-flight clubs in Gameweek 2.

Arsenal v Burnley

Having not started any of his summer signings in Gameweek 1, Unai Emery brought in David Luiz and Dani Ceballos into his starting XI for the visit of Burnley. 

Luiz took the place of Calum Chambers at centre-back, while Ceballos effectively replaced the injured Granit Xhaka.

Starting as a number ten, Ceballos interchanged with Joe Willock throughout the game, with Emery saying afterwards:

With him, it’s for us to use his qualities in the best position in our team with our ideas. I spoke with him – before coming here – to play like an eight and a 10. Today he started like a 10, but a lot of times he was changing with Willock into the eight position, where he can feel better on the pitch.

Emery kept faith with a 4-2-3-1 and the only other change to the starting XI saw Alexandre Lacazette return up front, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan making way and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving to the right flank.

The half-time introduction of Nicolas Pepe for Reiss Nelson saw Aubameyang switch to the left to accommodate Pepe on the opposite wing.

The Burnley team news was much more straightforward, with Sean Dyche unsurprisingly naming the same starting XI that defeated Southampton on the opening weekend.

Charlie Taylor was on the bench for the first time this season, while Jay Rodriguez replaced Chris Wood for the final half an hour.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Monreal; Ceballos (Torreira 83′), Guendouzi; Nelson (Pepe 45′), Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette (Kolasinac 71′)

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson (Lennon 72′), Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood (Rodriguez 61′), Barnes.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Dean Smith made just the one change from the defeat to Spurs, with Douglas Luiz replacing Conor Hourihane at the base of the midfield.

Villa were again in a 4-1-4-1 (or 4-3-3), with Jack Grealish and John McGinn getting well forward to support the front three.

Jota replaced Anwar El Ghazi late on, with Trezeguet switching flanks.

Eddie Howe ditched the wing-back system and went back to a tried-and-tested 4-4-2, with Chris Mepham the surplus centre-back to make way.

Harry Wilson came in on the opposite flank to Ryan Fraser, with Charlie Daniels replacing Diego Rico at left-back.

Aston Villa XI (4-1-4-1): Heaton; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; Douglas Luiz; Trezeguet (Davis 87′), McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi (Jota 75′); Wesley.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; H. Wilson (Solanke 76′), Billing (Surman 46′), Lerma, Fraser; C. Wilson, King.

Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United

Brighton were again in the 3-4-3 formation that Graham Potter rolled out in Gameweek 1, with new signing Leandro Trossard coming in for Jurgen Locadia on the left flank.

New signings Neal Maupay and Aaron Mooy had to make do with substitute appearances, with Maupay replacing Pascal Gross on the right midway through the second half.

Manuel Pellegrini made five changes to the side that were beaten by Manchester City, the most surprising of which saw Angelo Ogbonna replace Fabian Balbuena at the heart of the defence.

Arthur Masuaku came in for Aaron Cresswell at left-back, while injured pair Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller were replaced by Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez.

New signing Pablo Fornals made his first start, with Michail Antonio dropping out.

There was much rejigging of tactics from the Chilean during the game, with Snodgrass starting on the right and Fornals drifting in from the left.

The unimpressive Jack Wilshere, playing in between Declan Rice and the front four, was hooked at half-time, with Michail Antonio replacing him.

That change saw Antonio support Hernandez up top in what resembled a 4-4-2, with Fornals switching over to the right, Lanzini move to the left and Snodgrass pushed infield.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard (Mooy 85′), Murray (Andone 74′), Groß (Maupay 67′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Wilshere (Antonio 45′); Fornals (Yarmolenko 77′), Lanzini, Snodgrass; Chicharito (Sánchez 83′).

Everton v Watford

Marco Silva’s only change was an enforced one, with Jean-Philippe Gbamin making his first start in place of the suspended Morgan Schneiderlin

Andre Gomes passed a fitness test to start alongside Gbamin in central midfield, with the Toffees again in a 4-2-3-1.

An injury to Lucas Digne saw Mason Holgate brought on at right-back and Seamus Coleman switch flanks to fill in for the departed Frenchman.

Javi Gracia also only made one change from the side that lost at home to Brighton, with Roberto Pereyra coming in for Andre Gray.

Pereyra was in his usual left-wing position as Gerard Deulofeu, who had occupied that role in the first half against the Seagulls, returned up front alongside Troy Deeney.

Danny Welbeck was thrown on midway through the second half for his first minutes in a Watford shirt.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne (Holgate 73); Gomes, Gbamin; Richarlison (Walcott 63′), Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 72′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue (Gray 83′), Hughes (Welbeck 67′); Deulofeu (Cleverley 78′), Deeney.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

Daniel Farke’s only change saw Moritz Leitner step in for Kenny McLean in central midfield, with the Scotsman only fit enough for a place on the bench after being a major doubt for this clash with Newcastle.

Todd Cantwell kept his place on the left flank with Onel Hernandez having been ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

Steve Bruce kept the 3-5-2 shape that he used against Arsenal in Gameweek 1 but made two changes to his starting XI, with Emil Krafth replacing Javier Manquillo at right wing-back and Ki Sung-yueng ousting Sean Longstaff in central midfield.

Allan Saint-Maximin missed out with a hamstring problem.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis (Byram 90′), Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Leitner, Trybull (Tettey 87′); Cantwell, Stiepermann (Vrancic 84′), Buendía; Pukki.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Dummett, Lascelles, Schär; Ritchie, Ki (S Longstaff 74′), Shelvey, Hayden, Krafth; Joelinton (Muto 67′), Almirón.

Southampton v Liverpool

The exertions of the Super Cup evidently had a bearing on Jurgen Klopp’s team selection at Southampton, with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Joe Gomez all dropping out after 120-minute run-outs in Istanbul.

Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold – who all started on the bench in that midweek match – returned to the starting XI.

Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all in the starting line-up for the first time this season, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first league start since April 2018.

Ralph Hasenhuttl dropped a forward – namely Danny Ings – and brought in an extra central midfielder in the form of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as he switched from a 3-4-3 to a 3-5-2 in a bid to stifle their visitors; Hasenhuttl had used this system against the Reds at the back-end of 2018/19.

Maya Yoshida replaced Jack Stephens as the middle centre-half, meanwhile.

With the Saints trailing 1-0 midway through the second half, Oriel Romeu was sacrificed and Ings was thrown on up front as Hasenhuttl briefly reverted to his Gameweek 1 shape.

Summer signing Moussa Djenepo saw his first Premier League minutes as a late substitute.

Southampton XI (3-5-2): Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu (Ings 64′), Hojbjerg, Bertrand (Djenepo 77′); Adams (Armstrong 68′), Redmond.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Henderson 89′), Wijnaldum, Milner (Fabinho 74′); Salah (Origi 79′), Firmino, Mane.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Pep Guardiola made four changes to the side that beat West Ham 5-0 last time out, with Sergio Aguero replacing Gabriel Jesus up top and Bernardo Silva – rested in Gameweek 1 as a precaution – ousting Riyad Mahrez on the right flank.

Nicolas Otamendi filled in for the injured John Stones at centre-half, with Ilkay Gundogan preferred to David Silva in central midfield.

City were in their usual 4-3-3, with all of Guardiola’s second-half changes like for like.

Mauricio Pochettino made only one alteration to his starting XI – Christian Eriksen in for Lucas Moura – but abandoned the diamond formation in favour of a more regimented 4-4-1-1.

Erik Lamela was the man tasked with supporting Harry Kane in attack, with Eriksen operating on the left flank and Moussa Sissoko on the right.

The introduction of Lucas for Harry Winks saw the Brazilian lead the line alongside Kane and Lamela move to the right wing.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri (D. Silva 78), De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva (Mahrez 80′), Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-1-1): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Winks (Lucas Moura 56′), Ndombele, Eriksen (Skipp 90); Lamela (Lo Celso 85); Kane.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

There were no surprises with the line-ups at Bramall Lane, with Chris Wilder sending the same 11 players out in the 3-5-2 system he used at Bournemouth.

In-game injuries to John Fleck and Callum Robinson saw Luke Freeman and Oli McBurnie replace them directly as the Blades kept their shape.

Roy Hodgson’s one alteration to his starting XI saw ‘out of position’ midfielder Wilfried Zaha come in for Andre Ayew up front, while Jeffrey Schlupp made his comeback from injury when replacing Max Meyer on the left midway through the second half.

Palace were again in a 4-4-2.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck (Freeman 29′), Lundstram, Stevens; McGoldrick (Jagielka 89′), Robinson (McBurnie 56′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Kelly, van Aanholt; Townsend (McCarthy 70), McArthur (Wickham 82′), Milivojevic, Meyer (Schlupp 65′); Zaha, Benteke.

Chelsea v Leicester City

The Chelsea starting XI showed only one change from the side that took on Liverpool in midweek, with Mason Mount replacing Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

Pedro and Christian Pulisic flanked Olivier Giroud in the Blues’ attack, with Mount starting the match as a ‘number ten’ in a 4-2-3-1 but gravitating towards the left of midfield as Chelsea occasionally resembled a 4-3-3.

Ben Chilwell missed out with a hip injury, with his place at left-back being taken by Christian Fuchs.

That was Brendan Rodgers’ only change to the side that drew 0-0 with Wolves in Gameweek 1, so Ayoze Perez and James Maddison again supported Jamie Vardy in a 4-3-3.

Wilfred Ndidi was at the base of the midfield three, with Hamza Choudhury and especially Youri Tielemans more advanced.

Dennis Praet replaced Choudhury in the middle of the park in the final 20 minutes.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho (Kovacic 70′), Kante; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic (Willian 70′), Giroud (Abraham 61′).

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Choudhury (Praet 73′), Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez (Albrighton 79′), Maddison, Vardy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Having made nine changes for the second leg of Wolves’ Europa League tie against FC Pyunik, Nuno Espirito Santo reverted to the familiar-looking starting XI and 3-5-2 that drew 0-0 with Leicester.

Illness saw Matt Doherty replaced at wing-back by Adama Traore at half-time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only change saw Daniel James replace Andreas Pereira on the right flank.

Anthony Martial again led the line, with Marcus Rashford stationed out wide on the left of a 4-2-3-1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty (Traoré 46′); D Jota (Neto 86′), Jiménez (Cutrone 90+1′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford (A Pereira 89′), Lingard (Mata 80′), D James (Greenwood 89′); Martial.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Who do you think will score more in the next 2?
    A. Perez (shu) (BOU)
    B. Lanzini -4 (wat) (NOR)

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Lanzini is a better longterm shout.

    2. Thierry14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Lanzini for me. I think we were all swept up in the OOP factor of Pérez pre-season. Lanzini just a much better player

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Will Perez even keep his place this weekend... Been very disappointed with him so far even though its only 2 games in. Lanzini more involved in everything from an attack point of view so Lanz for me.

    4. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Lanz will get more points even after repaying the hit

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      a not close

  2. Aubamazette
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope (button)
    VVD Digne WanB zinch/mina (lund)
    Sterling Mane De Bruyne Son Mount
    Jota (whickham) (Greenwood)

    Best way to upgrade VVD to TAA? - personally if he plays every game I think he’ll be the top point scoring defender so I want to get him in

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Tbh I'd go Trossard over mount and a 4.5 over Zinch or Mina. Probs Montoya or Soyucu.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        That would also allow Jota to Pukki I believe.

      2. Aubamazette
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Haven’t seen much of Trossard has he been playing well? But I typically don’t like attackers in bottom side of the table teams.

        1. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Played well pre-season and started second game. Looks like more of a goal scorer than provider. Would have had 2 goals but VAR ruled out the first one.

  3. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    I know WHM defence has been poor but Watford have also failed to score. Frederic is tempting ahead of Lundstram . Are we expecting anything from Lundstram v Leicester?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Leicester have scored 1 in 2.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        tough games though

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Everton and Brighton weren't easy ones.

      2. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        But they looked lively against Chelsea. Even though Leicestwr are more of a counter attacking team, I think they could grab a couple against Sheffield with players like maddison and tielemans creating chances

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Deeney will score this week, I feel it

      1. zdrojo187
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        This

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      west ham mins per XG conceded is 36.7 lol. no way

  4. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Bottomed. Alright I know this is a popular wildcard team on here but here goes, what do you think lads?

    Ryan
    AWB Mina KWP Lundy
    Sterling Mane KDB Martial
    Kane Pukki

    Button Cantwell Kelly Wickam

    Happy to go without a premium defence with the attacking potential this team brings, hope AWB, Mina and KWP (Hopefully nails down his place) can do a job for me. Lundy, Cantwell and Kelly fight for 1 place.

    Thoughts?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Pope over Ryan imo. Would also personally downgrade Martial to upgrade KWP

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Got martials double rise and can only see him rising further. On KWP he is an interesting one, I think he will be rewarded for his good performance vs City and if he impresses vs Newcastle its his place to lose. Could be 5.5 by the end of September

        1. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Agree to keep martial but historically Poch has always disappointed us by rotating his WB. I can’t see KWP being any different.

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes I have Ryan but would go Pope on wildcard

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Better fixtures or Burnley looking the better defence?

        1. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Burnley have an incredible fixture run. I'm thinking i'll double up on their defence on wildcard.

    3. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Too overhyped

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        You mean Pope? Ryans ownership is almost double

    4. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks good overall, you (and everyone) not worried about Salah though? I saw some stats on Twitter which show Mane overperforming (even tho is during 2 GW's) his xG/xA and in general I just think he won't score with the same consistency as Salah. I feel like Salah gets 2 vs arsenal for example and then everyone realises oh we need his consistency, especially since this season it looks like you either go Salah/Sterling captain or add Kane/Auba if they're firing.

      Also with that team dunno if I'd like playing 1 of Lund or Cantwell every week (Kelly will get dropped from the team soon when people return from injury)

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Mane out performed Salah at home, it was away that Salah did well. Won’t be much in it come the end of the season.

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      You saw my team,I think that Kane is too much sacrifice, especially with Sterling and one of Pool mids are great captain options
      GL

    6. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      Thanks for all the replies guys! Food for thought. Cheers

    7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      Mane + Mina + KWP + Kelly -> Rashford + TAA + Digne + Soy

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Mount v Perez v McGinn, vote who you’d go for 😆

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Mount, McGinn, Perez in that order

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Perez + 4

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Only problem is that Mount can’t then come in next week. Could be right though

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          You already missed the rise.

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            On Mount? I know. Maybe dodging a bullet, who knows. Time will tell, and if he’s actually a good option he’s cheap and easy to maneuver to later on.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      I don't know why but I really like Trossard

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Good call.

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Shall watch him this weekend I think.

        Can JUST afford Perez Siggy to Trossard kdb next week with price drops

      3. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Me too, been in from the start for me.

    4. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Trossard is the one...

  6. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Good to go?

    Ryan
    VVD Robertson Zinchenko KWP
    Salah Sterling Mount Buendia
    Kane (c) Pukki

    Button; Lundstram Dendoncker Wickham

    Thinking of doing Buendia & Robertson to Martial and AWB next week for a hit.

  7. mash
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Ryan
    Robertson VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez
    Pukki

    Button King Dendonker Greenwood

    1FT, 1.8 in the bank

    A) Perez to Martial
    B) Perez and Moura to KDB and Mount (-4)
    C) Robertson and Perez to AWB and KDB (-4)

    I'm leaning towards C at the moment, though it would feel very strange getting rid of Robbo!

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A or C. I may be doing v similar.

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers. Currently C leaves me 0.2 in the bank so could do it even if AWB rises and Perez drops. Normally I'd wait for pressers before making transfers, but that 0.2 could be really valuable at this point in the season...

  8. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone else going without Liverpool attack?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Nope. Between No spurs, No United or no Kdb for me and doing my head in

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        My solution is Kane short term and then Mane/Salah in a few weeks time.

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Very few outside top 5 million on here

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        So you dont have Kane this week?

        1. fr3d
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          No spurs, unfortunately. Can’t have them all

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Nope. Mane.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        So no Kane?

    4. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Mane, Sterling and Son is my coverage....Rashford next week. Oh and Cellabos!

  9. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    seems such a long time since City were only 1-0 at HT to West Ham and looking quite turd 😀

  10. james 101
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    How much better is Digne than Mina?

    .5m difference which I could use elsewhere. But for a 4th mostly non-playing defender...

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      .6 better

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Ha.

        You feel he’s going to return a lot more over coming weeks?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Digne is a bit like TAA. Bonus and set pieces in his favour. Main problem is Everton need to score more.

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            I hear you

            I instinctively went for him. He’s in my current WC team.

            But Mina’s doing ok on bps too so far. (4 in he first two games to digne’s 2)

            I don’t need the half mil extra

            But there’s always a home for it in this game. It’d upgrade a 4th defender.

    2. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      He is 0.5 better definitely. But Mina could be very good and if you cant afford Digne he is a good pick. Getting BAPS and will score goals

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Exactly.

        I can afford. I’m just in two minds on if I want to.

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Definitely worth it if you can. I would love to have him but cant afford

          1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Digne is as creative as Siggy. Therein lies your answer.

            1. james 101
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Thanks man

          2. james 101
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Cheers

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Who would you lose to fundmartial?

    A. TAA ( own vvd also)
    B. Perez

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B.. TAA is still a great option

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers bud. Makes sense to do Barkley Perez > martial cantwell for free?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Yes.. as long as Cantwell is not your 11th player

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            Cantwell and Lundy could be amazing value rotation for the 11th spot

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 23 hours ago

              That would be the plan. Cheers!

          2. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            Will have to rotate between lund and cantwell.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      b

    3. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      There is no comparison mate. Perez not even nailed anymore

    4. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      VVD

  12. HUATSHOOTER
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope
    Awb digne dunk walker
    Mount mane sterling martial
    Kane pukki

    Subs: button, mcginn, lundstram, greenwood

    Hows this team?

  13. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Any Son owners in here????

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Took kane instead

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Come back a week today and I may have him

  14. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Talked me off the ledge, and think I’ll roll the FT, thanks TM. (You better not be tricking me and go do opposite moves now 😆 )

    Thanks to everyone else for input too.

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Top lad

  15. liboo
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    A. Salah + cantwell
    B. Mane + trossard

    ??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B costs more so B.

    2. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Bbbbb

    4. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B with Mount or McGinn rather than Trossard.

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    6. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    A) Kane, Martial, AWB
    B) Rashford, Son, Robo
    C) Rashford, KDB, Robo
    D) Kane, KDB, Lunny/Diop

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      D I guess.. but that prolly makes your defence shambles

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Imo you have to remove one of Mane/Kane/KDB...

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Ain't on a WC bro, Sterling and Salah my other premiums

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Would be VVD, Digne, Montoya and Lundstram/Diop

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Its really tough :/

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            Exactly. Struggling so much, been on my mind all week and keep finding new solutions. Was set earlier on A but got slated for doing Aubam to Kane in a - 4 if not going to make him my C

        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Formation?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 23 hours ago

            442.

            Basically my current set up is

            Hendo
            Robo VVD Digne Montoya
            Salah Sterl Robinson Perez
            Aubameyang Wesley
            (Stk,Diop,Dendonk,Gwood)

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      C

  17. Soapy
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Can anyone tell me how long Kelly is likely to keep his starting spot?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Not long enough with Cahill around.

    2. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Was their best player vs Sheffield and the manager likes him. Id say Cahill waits

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Sakho is LCB so should replace Dann but Dann right foot so could switch sides

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Tomkins displaces then both when fit

  18. CRO KLOPP
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    How do you fancy this team long term? Toying around 0.2 itb

    Pope
    VVD Laporte AWB Mina
    Sterling Mane KDB Mount
    Rashford Pukki
    (4.0 Dendo Lundstrom Wickham)

    No Spurs but KDB to Son after Arsenal

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      You’ll regret that move

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah just avoid spurs altogether

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 23 hours ago

          Maybe I'll stick

    2. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Its Very good mate. great team

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers mate

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Decent but I prefer Digne over Mina

      And Martial over rashford

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Laporte to Walker,then Mina to Digne

  19. Telly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Rashford + KDB + Salah
    OR
    Kane+ Martial + Mane?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Hmm... A probably just

      1. Telly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks!

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A. KdB is a must for me.

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A with Mane and can spend a mill elsewhere if needed.

    4. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  20. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Curious to see what the DZ thinks here:

    A) Perez to Martial
    B) King to Pukki
    C) Both for -4

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        😆

      2. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Ouch

      3. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        It's almost like I asked the question for a reason 😉

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Selling Perez looks baffling to me

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  21. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    If I were on wildcard, I'd have Firmino.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      He did help me few times to shoot up the rankings

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        His xG is 1.14! He is due a few returns.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Look at last season. Blanked rd 6-12. Scored 3 against Arsenal in rd 20(blanked 2 previous) then a goal in 2 games and assist in 1 of 3 of next 9 games. Another 6 blanks(1 DNP)

  22. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    First sub?
    Dendonker or Ceballos.

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Has to be Ceballos

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Heard on here somewhere that Dendonker might be benched...anyone else have info?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          Don't see why he'd be benched playing quite well.

  23. Pigeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    My knee!!! Should I do Perez + Salah -> Martial + Mané for -12?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      RIP

  24. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    A) Digne + Soy (or another 4.5)
    B) AWB + KWP

  25. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Why are lots of people saying KDB is essential now but hardly anyone, if any, said that after the West Ham game?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Looked more lively and better end product. If City keep scoring he'll no doubt be involved. Guys on fire

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Quality player mate.

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      He looked like his usual self vs Spurs. Will prolly beat Sterling in terms of points pr. millions

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Was almost playing as free No10 the Spurs and was brilliant.

      However, with Sterling on fire I'm not convinced I'd call him essential.

    5. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      I prefer the balance of having one premium City mid (Sterling), one Liverpool mid (Mane or Salah) and one premium striker (Kane/Auba). Gives you more flexibility. If Sterling got injured, I'd definitely jump on KDB.

  26. james 101
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope Button
    XXX WanB Lunds Dunk XXX
    Mane Sterling KDB Martial Cantwell
    Pukki Barnes Rashford

    A. Digne and Kelly
    B. Mina and 4.5 (Pieters?)
    C. Mina and Kelly. And upgrade a keeper.
    Eg pope to Patrício. Or Button to Ryan.

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      A

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers

  27. Gentle_Turks
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Perez to Mount/Trossard/Ceballos worth a hit?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm thinking same but Fraser is in my firing squad! Just don't know if its worth the - 4.

    2. llmja
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      No for hit

  28. llmja
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    C.Wilson + Perez to Martial + Pukki -​4

    Yes or No

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Just Wilson > Pukki

    2. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes I would do that.

      Please help above thanks.

  29. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    Heaton
    Robbo VVD Digne Lowton
    Salah Sterling Pérez Trossard
    Kane King

    Button Dendoncker Rico Greenwood

    which one?
    A)Robbo + king to Dunk + Rashford for free
    B) Robbo + Perez to zinchenko + Martial for free.

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 23 hours ago

    To Kane or not to kane. That is the question.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 23 hours ago

      Son.

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      No is the answer