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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

3,049 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    No Liverpool cover...

    1. Laporte, Lanzini, Rashford (will play 1 of Lundstram, Kelly + Montoya)

    or

    2. Zinchenko, Mane, Wickham (will play 2 of Lundstram, Kelly, Montoya + Cantwell each week)

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1

    2. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Well, you need lfc cover. So B

    3. Woy of the Wovers
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      You should just get TAA

    4. il Brutto
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1, but would look at other ways of getting Pool players in. Not that you can't build a good team without any.

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1 but downgrade Laporte to zinchenko and rashford to pukki and see what you can do with extra money need to see your team

  2. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Jota out Rashford in for a hit. Yes or no?

    1. hoganzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If it's just that change, then deffo. But are there other transfers happening to accommodate it?

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Id wait. Decent fixture for Jota.

    3. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      not for a hit. Jota has an easy too

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Torino - Wolves

        69½ hours later...

        Wolves - Burnley

        I would rather own Barnes/Wood > Jota this week though.

        1. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Not for a hit

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Long-term,no. Short-term, maybe.

  3. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Really torn, cannot decide what to do. What would you do here? 2FTs

    Pope, (Button)
    Robertson, VVD, Coleman, Zinc (Lundstram)
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Fraser (Dendocker)
    Wilson, Jota (Greenwood)

    A) Robbo, Wilson to Kelly, Kane
    B) Fraser, Wilson to KDB, Wickham (1.3ITB for next GW)

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A and captain Kane

      1. Dynamo Chicken
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yup, what he said.

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers

  4. NorwichCityLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    If you were looking at spurs defender who is best Sanchez?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      prob kwp

    2. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Alderweireld

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Suspect he’s the most nailed

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn’t consider any TOT defenders because I want attacking defenders and there’s just too much rotation there for my liking.

  5. Pecky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    A) TAA + Mane
    B) Son + Firmino

    High ownership (A) vs differentials (B) when at rank 60k?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      a not close

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Ok tell me this then please.

    Perez to Mount -4 gwk3 or gwk4 ? the hit will be taken to fund Pukki for the West Ham game.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      potentially neither

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Like i say Perez will be gettimg downgraded 100% to fund Pukki. Would you have someone else instead of Mount?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          hold off for now and see what happens this week

    2. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Let Pérez play out GW3 and GW4

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        No. I need funds for Pukki

        1. sovietrockettes
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Ah, I see.

          Mount could be best option short term, but I think Ceballos is the real steal at the moment

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            So then I can give Perez gwk3 and get Ceballos gwk4 this was an option for me.

            1. sovietrockettes
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Exactly

            2. Belsunz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              disagree regarding Ceballos vs Mount. Ceballos looks more of an assister to me, while Mount offers much more goal threat.

    3. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      In short, wait for GW 4 and see who is more nailed on

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I did those moves this week for a minus 4

      Jota Pukki
      Perez Mount
      Auba Kane (c)

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        But that was forced yeah, you of just done Jota and Aubameyang to Pukki and Kane if the funds were right?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Probably but actually quite happy to be done with Perez for a bit. Looked out of sorts last couple of games and think he may be benched for Albrighton this week.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Hmmm now that is something that might sway me and really like the look of Mount, may just do it now and leave 0.4itb for King to Pukki gwk4

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers guys. Don't like that Perez is v Lundstram in my team , but it is what it is.

  7. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Play two of these 3
    Perez (shu)
    Tross (SOU)
    Abraham (nor)
    Cheers

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      perez tross

      abraham prob doesnt start

      1. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        He played 30 min last game and against attacking norwich this time, he could deliver.
        Wish form was on his side, it wont be that difficult.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          yes - he didnt start last game

  8. hoganzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Hmmm... Missed the price rises as I was waiting for Digne updates... The Pukki party is now concerning me.

    Current team:
    Ryan Button
    Digne Van Dijk

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Great team

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      need a few more players

    3. Woy of the Wovers
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      If that's all you're worried about I think I should raise a few more serious issues you need to address first.

      1. hoganzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Van Dijk is pretty solid. Doesn't need any other players around him.

    4. hoganzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Impressive post fail...

      Current team:
      Ryan Button
      Digne Van Dijk Diop Taylor Lundstram
      Salah Sterling Moura Trossard Dendoncker
      Kane Wilson Greenwood

      2FT to burn.
      Moura & Wilson > Martial & Pukki
      OR
      Kane, Moura, Trossard, Wilson > De Bruyne, Lanzini, Rashford, Pukki (-8)

      1. hoganzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Really thought I'd be able to finish the post before you guys got there!

        1. Dynamo Chicken
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Martial and join the Pukki party

          1. hoganzo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            That's my current main thinking. Gutted I missed the price rises... but will likely have to swallow my pride and bite the bullet.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        good team. taylor to soyboy? sort moura next week. keep wilson perhaps

        1. hoganzo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Cheers, it's done me well for the first 2 weeks.

          Wilson has hardly been in the penalty area so far, and can't see him getting in there against City (and price likely to fall tomorrow).

          Hoping Taylor starts this week, otherwise he's outta here.

          Worried about the lack of United and getting priced out... tricky.

      3. FC nelo
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        For me A is a no brainer.

        1. FC nelo
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Between the two.

          1. hoganzo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah, I just have to hope Kane decides to move out of defence.

            I'd have 1.0 in the bank, so could even swap Kane to Agüero for their juicy fixture run...

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Pukki party will be on all season.. join in whenever.

  9. il Brutto
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Who to have going forward? Pick one from each pair. Look each pair in isolation.

    A) Salah
    B) Sterling

    C) Mane
    D) Kane

    E) Martial
    F) Rashford

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ace

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ADE

    3. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling
      Kane
      Rashford

      But Salah> Kane

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Most will way A and B together. BCE with those alternatives.

      1. il Brutto
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Might myself end up with AB. Just wanted to know who people rate more in these head to heads.

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Can't decide
      D
      E, but its close!

    6. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      b,c,either

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      BDE

      Sterling just over Mo. See real value in having a premium forward spot so Kane and he has better fixtures midterm. Martial oop value.

      Put together that’s no Liverpool attack unless you squeeze Bobby F in

    8. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ACF

    9. Uncle Avram
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      BDE

    10. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Ade

    11. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      BDE

    12. il Brutto
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      This was really useful. Thank you for all the replies.

    13. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Well, I have ABDE

    14. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ADE

  10. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Ryan - Button
    TAA - VVD - Digne - Vert(!) - Rico(!)
    Salah - Sterling - Moura (!) - Barkley(!) - Dendoncker
    Vardy - King - Greenwood(!)

    2 free transfers.

    I would like Pukki, Jota, Mane, KDB, Martial and Vert/Rico replacements.

    Should I wildcard, yes or no?

    1. Uncle Avram
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Deffo WC

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes you need to sort this out
      You need around 7-8 transfers

  11. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Transfers and team values for other players now showing (on a delayed basis)

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Ah, I was hoping it would never show. I quite liked it.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        You can see total transfers but not GW transfers. I like that!

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          you can see the transfer history

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        agree

  12. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Hows this wildcard looking?

    Pope Button
    TAA Laporte Digne Dunk Lund
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Mount
    Pukki Wickham Greenwood

    So the only way to get Kane or someone like Rashford and play 2 up top is to downgrade KDB and the defence and I dont think its worth it.

    Thoughts?

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Or cheaper defence and 5th mid

      1. MTPockets
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        and Mane over Salah

    2. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mane the better option?

    3. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I'd say it's worth downgrading one of the big 3 defenders, that's like 19.5 on three players, Kane is worth it i reckon could also downgrade Mount

    4. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      It’s a nice team, I just don’t like having one playing striker or one playing bench player for that matter. What if mount and Taa get rested for example?

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      if i was going to wc id probably do almost exactly this. lundstram is droppable at any point and as such is a concern

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        really hard to know where. possibly mount to 4.5 and lundy to awb

    6. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      No mount or dunk or taa

  13. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    1. martial + firmino
    2. son + barnes + better defence (1.0)

    1. Freaki
      10 months, 25 days ago

      1

  14. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Which one to start:

    A. Lundstrum (LEI)
    B. Soyuncu (shu)
    C. Dendoncker (BUR)

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      c

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B

      1. n-doggg
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Great! One of each

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B or c

  15. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    A. the KANE team = kane martial ceballos diop
    B. the SON team = barnes martial son boly
    C. the NO MARTIAL team = barnes kane ceballos coleman

    1. Freaki
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A but any other option apart from diop?

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Get in, my son!

    3. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      A without Diop

    4. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      after dunk/montoya and soyuncu(both of which i have), the next best 4.5 is diop considering i have pope
      any other suggestions?

  16. Typo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Would you consider Adrian on a wc? Gets you a cheap lfc D.
    Also have pope

    1. Freaki
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Stick with pope solid English lad

    2. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Nah. Alison back soon no?

      1. Typo
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Y, guess he is.

  17. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    What's the IB wc template then, 8/15 of the current lot or more?

  18. Paulie Walnuts
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Noah Tannenbaum

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      As in the Royal Tannenbaums?

  19. Lav
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    King + H.Wilson —> Pukki + McGinn/Ceballos?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Looks like good transfers

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes Ceballos and pukki

  20. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Better option?

    A) Perez to Tielemans
    B) Perez, King to Maddison, Adams

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Keep Perez out of those options

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        It's a sideways move but have 2ft and Perez has been awful tbh

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Don’t like either tbh

  21. darragh567
    10 months, 25 days ago

    a) mane + Ceballos + wickham

    vs

    b) Martial + firmino + Dendonker

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      B by a very thin hair

  22. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Which one do I go without then:

    1. Mane/Salah
    2. KdB
    3. Sterling
    4. Kane

    Right now thinking 2, but those fixtures 🙁 Really want Kane as you can tell by my username

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      2

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      2 if you really want Kane

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      2

  23. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Team value already tanked by Vardy/Vert/Barkley...

  24. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Did anyone watch Brighton against west ham? How did trossard look? Having a hard time deciding between him and mount.

    1. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He was excellent. Mount was even better

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers! Would pick mount if I wasn’t worried about rotation. I know lampard loves him but don’t think that’ll make him immune from rotation

        1. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          It won't but when he's playing like he is he kinda picks himself. I'm not worried. He only costs 6 after all. Trossard also not immune from rotation. Him, maupay, Murray, gross, andone, locadia all getting Gametime across 3 spots

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Cheers! Didn’t realize trossard could also be a risk. Mount it is.

            Now watch him not play 60 minutes in either of his next two games

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Trossard looked good I’m keeping an eye on him

  25. rohan
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    I agree

  26. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    The 50/50 decision between Son and Kane will dictate the success of my WC. I really need Poch to say Son starts at the presser!

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      No reason why he wouldn't start especially 1 week before NLD

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Moura and Lamela both played quite well in the last game?

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Lamela is not in the same league as Son

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      its a wc not a fh

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I know but the Newcastle game makes it feel like a FH. If Son doesn’t start and Kane smashes them then I’ll be 20 odd points down immediately.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Can you think of a better game this season long for Poch to ease Son into the lineup? :). It’s perfect.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I hope you’re right!

  27. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Hello hoping someone can help. Got 5.6 to spend on midfield position. Currently got Sterling Dendoncker Salah Perez. Who would you bring in?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      prob cantwell and spend on def

    2. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      ceballos

  28. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Has Mount been on set pieces this season?

    1. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Gracias.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      He is a steal isn't he?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I guess so

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Waiting to come to the Pukki party until gwk4, not worried about him v Chelsea.

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      GW6*

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Nah he will be far to expensive by then.

  30. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC? Want KdB but can't have everyone 🙁 Leaving £0.6m ITB to do Zinchenko -> Mendy whenever.

    Pope / Button
    VVD Digne Zinchenko / Lundstram Kelly
    Salah Sterling Martial Mount Cantwell
    Kane Pukki / Wickham

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Salah to mane. Kelly to wolves defender

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      mount > dendo
      kelly > awb

      stronger bench and less rotation risk

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Get rid of mount

    4. SH
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mendy is back from injury. I wouldn't take Zinch on a wc

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Mandy is back?

      2. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Mendy*

    5. BuYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I'd have KDB before Kane

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Hear that

    6. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      It's doable (Mount to KDB) but means Mane over salah and cheaper defence (2 x 4.5s, 2 x 4s)

    7. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I’d have KDB in my lineup before Kane.

    8. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Decent enough