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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. CRO KLOPP
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    A) Laporte and Mina
    B) Walker and Digne

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      AWB + Digne + 0.5.. both better potential offensively

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Have AWB

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        AWB has terrible attacking stats

    2. FortunesAlwaysHiding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A-just. Based on nailedness.

    3. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      C) Zinc & Digne

    4. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    5. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      B but very close

    6. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Thanks all and GL

  2. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Real dilemma here guys. I've been offered Lamela for Zinchenko in a draft league (you can trade between positions). My other defenders are-Digne, Alderweireld, Emerson, Bellerin, Ritchie. My
    mids are-Salah, Fraser, Trossard, Buendia.

    Tricky but what would you do?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Don't. Lamela will be benched

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      no

  3. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Trying to decide my last spot for my WC starting XI:

    A) Trossard
    B) AWB

    Current team:

    Ryan
    TAA / Digne / Zinc
    Mane / Martial / KDB / Sterling
    Pukki / Barnes

    So it will be a 442 or 352

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      B.. but why not Mount?

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        I considered mount but I’m still not convinced by Chelsea assets.
        Plus I think Frank is still finding his best XI and Mount could be swapped out.

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Check the members area. You're better off with Mount or McGinn in the midfield. However, I'd probably go AWB due to their upcoming run of fixtures.

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Do you not think Trossard is about to burst on the scene though?
        He looked amazing the other day and Brighton have been one of the most creative teams so far

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

          I think Trossard will be the pick of the bunch IMO.

          1. Patrick.22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I was tempted to get him in pre-season but wanted to see him do something first. Now he has I feel like I have to get him in.. Gut feeling mixed with good stats and half decent fixtures

        2. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Could do. I'm just going on the player comparisons in the members area. Mount and McGinn are statistically better performers.

          1. Patrick.22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            True. But Tross has only had one full game and scored twice (although one disallowed)

            1. Jeanz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Man City and Chelsea in the next 5

              1. Patrick.22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                I’d bench for City and Chelsea defence looks crap. Lol.
                Swaying towards AWB now though! Either way, the one I don’t pick will score a hat trick!

  4. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Guys, need to ask, is Walker safe in the City side for now?

    Or is Laporte honestly the real only known certainty?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      There are no certainties with Pep

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        i know arghh!! Bloody Pep 🙂

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Dont go with Walker. Cancelo looming

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah would be a bit gutting to choose Walker when at any point he can become benched, ah well Laporte it is then 🙂

    3. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Avoid Walker. Laporte the safest bet.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Will do Jeanz, i'll be posting my latest draft shortly, well...where it's up to anyway, this WC has done my head in haha.

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on avoiding Man United to get in KDB and Kane? But would mean rotating Lundstram and Diop over Robertson.

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      If you have Sterling, I'd forget about KDB.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Have Sterling, Aubam and Salah as premiums currently. Can do Aubam, Robo, Perez to Kane, Martial, AWB (-4) but now Kinda want KDB and Kane is a hmm. Ahhh idk

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Oh, meant to reply previous page about Kane bud.
      Kane.....ahh the anguish he's caused me on this WC, spent all day with him in my draft yesterday, but i have officially decided, i'll begoing without him.
      It just really unbalanced the squad i wanted with mids and good defence, and i don't think i could ever trust him with captaincy, and for that price, that's a big no.
      However that said, he is a good option and can understand the allure of him, but that's my 2 cents anyway.

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Same here

      2. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Fair enough. Personally I like the flexibility of a premium striker. Gives you flexibility to jump on Aguero or Auba if they go on a run.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Definitely gives great flexibility, i just really like the pool of mids again this season already, a premium striker is always on the cards if i could no longer take not having one 🙂

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Hahaha. Love it, we're both doing a crazy hokey coley with him. I kinda do trust him more than Rash and Martial but he is way more expensive I guess. Hmm

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          haha! van drive ya mad. Just with Rash now quite confident of penalties, has that in his locker same as Kane, if it weren't for Uniteds fixtures being good there's still the chance i went with Kane.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I thought exact same. But now thought about it and do much prefer Spurs fixtures tbh and somet about Kane. Kane and Rashford would be ideal.

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Yeah the fixtures are nicely paved for Spurs, it all just comes down to preference, i'm happy to be proved wrong with Kane, just that power midfield i want, and i just don't have that high level of trust with Harry.

    3. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I just can’t find a way to bring Kane in so I’ve wrote him off!
      Too many decent 6.5 options to get him in

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No bid deal avoiding United. City and Pool offer greater attacking options

  6. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi...Fielding this team this week for - 4.

    Cash for Perez to martial gw4.

    Would you make that transfer this week and take it to -8? Or hold. ...concerned perez may be benched...

    Pope
    Vvd digne soyuncu (guilbert rico)
    Salah Sterling kdb perez trossard
    Pukki jota (Greenwood)

    Thanks

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Almost worth a wildcard

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        But seriously, I'd hold off making any more transfers this week.

    2. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Looks good. Yep hold for FT next GW

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yup. Been borderline wildcard this week. Think it's not needed.

        Will prob save the martial move for next week....thanks

  7. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 6 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.

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    2. Wijnaldum FC
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Is anyone else able to help?

  8. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Guys- is CHO worth picking up in a draft league when he comes back?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I think he'll be explosive. A great choice.

    2. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I might be being stupid but who is this?

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE).

        1. gwitbrock
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Ah thank you

        2. The Gobstopper
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          People love the abbreviations. AWB, AMN, VVD...

  9. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    This is me after a 4 point hit. Still concerned about too much of a spread of money in defence.

    Play Dendonker over King?

    Ryan
    VVD Laporte Digne Maguire (Rico)
    Sterling (c) Salah KDB Perez Dendonker
    Jota (King, Greenwood)

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Leave it one more week. If the defenders don’t deliver a WC is on the horizon.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      The power defence can still end up being gold.. I sort of regret pulling the WC trigger as early as I did.. but I had fires to burn out like Perez, Barkley, King, No sterling etc

    4. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I think the premium defence could be rewarding. Yes, play Donkey ahead of King this week.

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      great team

    6. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Great team mate! Not worried about Perez?

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes but happy to wait a bit / not prepared to take another hit just for him when a) there are no standouts at his price point and b) he has shu BOU next two. Standard procedure for me last season was save 2FT every time no excuses, so this team will work until GW5

  10. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    I brought in Cellabos..... and now I’m not really sure why!?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Price rises?

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      At his price not much can go wrong to be honest, if he starts most games he'll get a decent enough return

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        This.. good value as long a he assists every 3-4 games with a few CS in the mix

        1. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Exactly

  11. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Would you with

    A) Mount in a 3-4-3
    B) AWB in a 4-4-2

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Tough one. I think B just.

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

      B

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      B for sure

  12. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    More WC tinkering: would the bargain-basement defence be worth the front 7 for this (if Targett were to win his place from Neil Taylor)?

    Pope (Woodman)
    Soyuncu/Montoya [rotation], C.Taylor/Targett [rotation], Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial (Cantwell)
    Kane, Pukki, Adams

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Taylor isn't playing either

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Pieters is

    2. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Sorry, should've written Lowton instead of C.Taylor. Alternatively, I could go for C.Taylor (and wait for Dyche to drop Pieters) and Mings?

      Not that I'm actually crazy enough to do this... probably

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Mings is nailed and a goal threat and Targett didn't look great attacking wise in pre season anyway. No reason Pieters to be dropped

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Are we really not gonna have any 4.4 defenders for ages? 🙁

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Nope no and nein

    4. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I'd say Take Adams down to a 4.5 and upgrade one or both of Taylor and Targett

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

    Pope
    VVD-Digne-AWB-xxx
    Sterling-Mane-KDB-xxx
    Pukki-Barnes
    (Button/Lundstram/Cantwell/
    Greenwood)

    Which one (WC)?
    A) Laporte+Martial
    B) Dunk+Son

  14. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Do I start Heaton (EVE) or Pope (wol)?

    This is the kind of situation where i wish I'd of just gone for a set and forget keeper..

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Pope 7 saves vs Arsenal

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Tough one. You have to go with the keeper playing at home in these situations.

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah seems the logical choice

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

      Pope for me

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Suppose Wolves do have the midweek game..

  15. james 101
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    How’s this WC team looking now gents?

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

    Bench is way better than it was!

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Rather Spurs than double Man U

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        What would you change then mate?

        Which Man U players would you swap out and for which spurs players?

        1. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Don't get caught up in Spurs, mate. Far better value in United assets imho.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I disagree but I'll be in trouble if I'm wrong

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Looks good.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks man

  16. mash
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    I'm umm-ing and ahh-ing over moving Robbo and Perez out for AWB and KDB now, or waiting longer and risk price changes in the meantime.

    Are there any reasons to hesitate on picking up AWB or KDB, in terms of rotation/injury risks? If not, I may take the plunge now!

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I did

      And I feel fine about it.

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Neither are rotation risks to be honest, pretty much as nailed as you can get. Injury risks you'll just have to look at their history, KDB has a bad one last year but that's is

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers. KDB is at a good price point to switch to other good mids if he does get injured again!

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Good moves imo. And you can buy Robbo later if Liverpool can sort the defense.

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers. I also have VVD so will pick up at least some clean sheet points if they tighen back up

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Don’t do it. Robbo has much better attacking stats than AWB. KDB, however, is worth having

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, I'm reluctant to lose Robbo... I would aim to get him or TAA back when I eventually use my wildcard (hopefully Alisson is back by then).

        The other way I can fund KDB is by downgrading Moura to Mount, or someone else at his price point. Though I kind of want Moura for at least one more week in case he gets a change to play against Newcastle. Hmmm...

  17. Peggi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    is it worth going Siggy > KBD/Son for -4 today before he drops?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No way. Villa look awful at the back. 2nd worst xGc (expected goals conceded)

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Unlucky to concede any vs Bournemouth. Heaton brain explosion for penalty and massive deflection after Luiz did a stupid step over outside his own box. What's xGc without Spurs game where we retreated second half to try and park bus 1-0 up?

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          4.1 vs Spurs, 1.6 vs Bournemouth. Thinking 2.5+ against Everton

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Just checked. 4.1 is cumulative. 1.64 vs Bournemouth + 2.46 vs Spurs

    2. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I think so. Everton look poor in attack. KDB could haul again.

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes imo, for KDB who is like 1.5/2 million underpriced if he stays fit

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      nah

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    What do you do in my situation... Apart from consider everything and overthinking it all like I'm currently doing. 2 FT 0.5 ITB

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

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      WC

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Lol. Or that

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Auba > Kane, Perez > Maddo would be nice.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Cheers but not keen on Maddo at all tbh. Bit too sideways and prefer other mids for cheaper.

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              His stats have been tremendous and unlucky not to have scored. Maybe just Auba to Kane then and save the other

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Yh honestly considering it now. Just the Perez to martial that is so tempting. Just how to fund and is it worth a - 4 and downgrade

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Auba to Kane
      Perez to Mount
      Robinson to McGinn

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers. Don't like mount and no man u cover is my worry. Would also mean doubling up on villa attack

        1. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          The members area provides the rationale behind these suggestions.

          I'd then move Wesley on next week.

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Would have 0.5 itb so not too much I could do with Wesley tbh. Do appreciate it but also would make it difficult to bring in Martial or Rash without losing Kane.

    3. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Too late to wc this week . Get a mun player like everyones doing

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yup. Thinking Kane and Martial

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Auba to Kane, save second FT and do a mini wildcard next week when the picture should be a liitle clearer.
      Or dont listen to anyone on here and go with your gut is likely better advice 😉

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Tbh I may end up doing it after all that I guess. Palace game would be nice to see if I want either Rash or Martial. Only problem is don't really want Perez this week. Just not sure best way to fund Perez to Martial.

  19. Kub3
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Haven’t seen a single wildcard with Salah in it. People giving up on the top points scorer in FPL for 2 season running after 1 bad gameweek

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Kane or Salah is the big question

        1. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Can get Kane , Salah, Sterling in easily enough....

          And decent defence...plenty of good value options

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Nah wrecks the squad too much with the likes of KDB and Martial firing

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              This

            2. Prawnsandwich
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Got Martial, no KDB....

              Think Kane can outscore him over next few, but have option of downgrading Kane to get KDB in

          2. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            but then can't have KDB, interesting to see the defence though with kane salah and sterling

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Shambles

            2. Prawnsandwich
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              TAA, VVD, Digne, Lund, Kelly

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          kane gets 1pt less per goal, 1pt less per cs, less likely to get assists. doesnt really add up. people partially doing it because theyre irrationally averse to 1 striker formations and few compelling options in that position imo

          1. Klein
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            But has penalty.

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Milner

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              doesnt outweigh everything else and salah is on pens for lfc when milner isnt playing i.e most of the time

          2. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Kane got 13 points GW1, blanks as expected vs City and has NEW next, decent chance on him getting 2-3 goals here...then a nice run of fixtures, could easily post some big hauls

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Agree- and getting him in when he starts to haul will mean tearing up your team

      3. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah all it takes is a hat-trick to remind...I know from last season

        His on penalties as well...

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          But what if Milner is on the pitch.

          1. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            "If"

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              It's a strong 'if' though, Salah isn't 100% on pens, and that is a slight dent to his appeal if you were to get purely for spot kicks, but i still love Salah he's awesome.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                liverpool will win more pens salah will take a lot of them and he will get an extra pt when he scores. plus assists plus cs

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Why more penalties?

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    better, more attacking team

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Seems to be a serious herd mentality with these wildcards, most look very similar and many wont look very good a few GWs down the road imo. Time will tell I guess but glad to have it in my back pocket still.

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Guarantee you everyone pro Salah isn't WC, and everyone WC'ding has Mane

        2. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Yeah just like with the pre-season template...which Ill admit I went with some of it, including Perez, double BOU etc

      5. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        i could understand if Salah was miles ahead of Mane in what we could expect, but there isn't much of a void os there. Mane looks like he could have an even better season.

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Mane overpriced this year. Really good player, but Mo is worth more than 1.0 versus him

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            He does feel slightly overpriced actually, but for what he's showing, bang on the money at current. Still gotta love Salah though.

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          great player but overperformed last season imo, if salah settles halfway between season 1 and season 2 conversion rates he’ll be better value than mane

        3. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Ok lets say Salahs first season was a one off - 300 pts..

          2nd season, appeared "off form" for significant runs, 260 pts

          What will he do this season - 280 pts? Or maybe he can do better?

          Manes best 1st season with Liverpool adjusted for for full season minutes, roughly 200 pts

          Last season 230 points...

          Only 1m cheaper? Not sure its worth it

      6. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Mane has hammered him stats-wise throughout 2019 and is 1m cheaper.

        Salah still better option IMO all things equal, but they’re not...

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          This.....

          Hardly anything between them, Salah scores a hatty, then Mane could the next week, stick with one as both offer just the same for one mill difference.

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          depends which stats youre interested in

      7. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Extra mil goes a long way. I.e a 4.5 > 5.5 def

        Kane is a big factor this week

        Mane outscored Salah so far in 2019

        More evidence on who to get

        Bandwagons

        Salah barely went up in price last year

        However it's salah and last week they had midweek madness. peno's he's prob on and Arsenal should be grand to get at at the left side

        Pros n cons I guess come out sell Salah for Mane and see what happens

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Guess Im all set, used FT on Auba to Kane, GTG?
      (Fraser or Dendoncker is my little dilemma)

      Heaton
      Robertson / Digne / AWB
      Sterling / Martial / Perez / *Le Donck
      Kane / Firmino / Pukki
      (McG, *Fraser, Hanley, Rico)

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Donkey Kong. Like it a lot. I'm still struggling man. Help above?

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Really nice team

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Cheers mate

      3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yep GTG. Like the Bobby pick. Could be a cheap route into pool attack

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Cheers, yeah hes looking decent so far.

      4. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Chance Fraser. Dend too deep. At least Fraser might get something

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          He looked very attacking in the first GW though

    • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      RMTWC

      Pope
      TAA Digne Lundstram
      Sterlin KDB Martial Mount
      Kane Rashford Pukki

      4.0 Soyuncu Dendoncker Hanley

      Would you do any of these transfers?

      A) Mount + Hanley -> 4.5 + AWB

      B) Rashford + Mount + TAA + Digne (+dendoncker) -> Mane + McGinn + AWB + KWP (+ wickham)

      B is the only solution get in Mane imo. But wrecks having premium defenders

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Ngl I do like B due to not sold on Mount and Rash but love Mane and Mcginn

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Only worry is letting of TAA + Digne really.. still the best defender picks alongside Robbo imo

      2. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        In B) McGinn to Cantwell allows KWP to Digne...

      3. FantasyFootballSprout
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        I would just leave it as it is. B cripples the balance of the team and would take a lot of transfers to get all those little upgrades in the back line again.

        Overall the net gain from the rest of the team from not having Mane is insane. Rashford, Mount, TAA and Digne will easily outscore Mane, McGinn, AWB and KWP. It’s a landslide mate. May take a couple of weeks but the quality will shine through of having the premiums at the back.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I'm totally on par with you on that comment

      4. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        B is a good shout

        1. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Not having a Liverpool attacker could be a rank killer.

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I'd prefer B but i do have to side with no pool attacer coments, just feel they're a must have for me mate.

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              That said, i am digging the team as it is right now to be fair man

              1. Jeanz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                It does look good.

                I'd possibly do Rashford to Firmino to get that Liverpool attacker.

                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Too expensive. Ruins the balance unfortunately 🙁

              2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Thanks Zico. Think I will swim against the stream on the Mane decision for now

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Or it could be pure gold! I won't captain Mane in the next three or four anyway

      5. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        I would stay the course. Your team is fine, and well positioned for this week.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Thanks Craven. Have to go with my guts I believe!

    • Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No way Perez avoids the drop tonight is there, damn 🙁

      1. Zygaenid
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        He was on -101.7 yesterday (same as now) and managed to dodge it.
        Even if he dodges today, no way tomorrow

      2. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Doesn't look like it. I've accepted the fact I'm taking a drop on him this GW.

        1. Zygaenid
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Same here. We have to ride next 2 gw and then dump imo.

          1. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Hopefully he comes good and we don't have to but yeah will try and have a plan in place.

    • james 101
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Pretty sure this is my final wc team

      I mean, for tonight anyway.

      Probably.

      That said...

      What’s still wrong with it?!

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

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Again

      2. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Maybe drop Rash and upgrade Dunk to TAA?

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I hear you. I’m not so convinced by pool defence right now. Watching to see if they improve.

          Out of interest who would you downgrade rash to?

          1. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            A sh!tter

            Agree with Pool def, but Trenty Idk, just like him a lot

            1. james 101
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              He’s great. I just don’t like their defensive form. They sort that, I’m back on them

              (Started the season with two pool defenders)

      3. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        I would want a City/Pool defender. Kelly my not keep his place

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Kelly’s pretty much my least likely player to play

          Who would you swap him for?

      4. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        No spurs.

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Tru dat

        2. james 101
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I like spurs when son is playing well. I will wait a bit on them.

        3. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          best thing about it

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Why you not a fan of spurs?

    • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      The quicker we accept that we can't have Kane, Sterling,Mane and KDB in one team, the easier it gets to make a good team. As were only in gw3 I believe having balance is essential. You should be able toto get in any player without dismantling the team. I'm going without Mane on my WC solely because Kane has better fixtures, is a premium striker and offers a easy route to Aubamayang. If I want to get Mane in later, that can be done in two FT's in a thousand different ways. It all depends on how my other players perform.

      You can't have them all. It will require too many transfers to ''undo'' a decision on getting all 5 on a WC. You won't be able to jump on various of wagons without taking several hits and sitting on a big chunk of cash itb to spread

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        My thoughts 100%. I too am on Kane over Salah but it worries me a bit. Easy switch though with 2 transfers.. all about flexibility

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I started with Salah last season. Sold him early. Got back before blitz between 16-23 and somehow managed to C every week except 17 and 21 when he blanked(Kane instead)

      2. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Agree. Have you thought about Rashford to Firmino to get that Liverpool attacker into your team? He has great xG.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Thought of it, but I come up short. Don't want to sacrifice Digne in the process.

          Could do Rashford + Mount -> Firmino + McGinn.. but Rash being on pens sways me that way rn

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I'd prefer FIrmino and McGinn to Rashford and Mount tbh.

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Its a solid idea. Have to think about that

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Don't want to sacrifice Digne nor Trent*

          3. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Firmino is boom or bust. Too many dry spells for the price

        2. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I have Firmino, captained him last week, and would like you to keep this a secret!

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            🙂

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Great pick for sure!

      3. FantasyFootballSprout
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        You’re my spirit animal. Add Irbox into that as well.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Nice. Thought I was pretty alone on the no liverpool attackers. But strongly considering Rash + Mount to Firmino + McGinn (who could always become Ceballos later on)

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        said since preseason - pick 2 premiums (11m+) and get on with it

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Spot on

      5. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        True... but if Mane smashes it and Kane has a blank, not cool. + I hate captaining Kane.

        Flexability and balance is key, but I started off with no 11 mil in gw1, and I don't feel the need to get him. he looks a bit meh

        Auba on the wing with Laca fit too

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          People speak of Kane as if he is not gonna scorer +20 goals this season... why would he suddenly stop scoring goals?

          1. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Just doesn't look particularly potent and I don't trust that ankle

            if he didn't have those 5 mins against Villa he'd be in no WCs

            1. Prawnsandwich
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Still scored a brace, that's what he does...he's a 220pts a season player, and if you get him in for a good run get return nicely...

      6. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Pope
        Digne AwB Zinch 4.5
        Sterling Mane KdB 6.0
        Kane Pukki

        Doesn't look that bad right?

    • tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Happy with the squad but really struggling with starting XI. Is this right?

      Ederson
      VVD/ Coleman/ Zinch/ Zouma
      Sterling/ Siggy/ Martial/ Mount
      Kane/ Firmino
      Button/ Lund/ Dendonker/ Green

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        cool team

        1. tempest
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Cheers. Siggy needs to come good...

      2. Zygaenid
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yep

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        No Pukki, No Party!

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm doing it lads. Going with the gut. Aubam, Perez, Robo to Kane, Martial, AWB (-4)

      Gives me good balance and sufficient money itb to upgrade Wesley or Robinson following week. See you tomz 🙂

      1. tempest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Nice

      2. KDB4PREZ
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Nice gl man

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Looks decent, GL!

        • Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Cheers all :).

      3. Zygaenid
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        5 minutes

      4. KDB4PREZ
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Is KDB a viable captain choice this week?

          1. Zygaenid
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Hes for prez. Will deliver

            1. KDB4PREZ
                29 days, 6 hours ago

          2. Somar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Hey lads, who would you play for GW 3?

            A) Lundstrum vs LEI (H)
            B) King vs Man City (H)

            Note: Both Perez and Laporte are in my starting line-up so it's a proper dilemma. King penalties just swaying it for me.

            1. KDB4PREZ
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                A

              • Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Heaton should've got assist for King penalty was so ridiculous. Absolutely anonymous otherwise

            2. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Ryan Button
              Digne TAA Robbo Lund, Rico
              Salah, Sterling (c), Trossard, Perez, Dendonker
              Kane, Pukki, Greenwood

              1FT £0 ITB

              I am tempted to just carry the transfer this week. Anybody else have a strong opinion?