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Which FPL defenders are the most attacking in 2019/20 so far?

The 2018/19 season was the year of the defender from a Fantasy Premier League perspective, with the three best value-for-money FPL assets all belonging to Liverpool’s backline.

The Reds and Manchester City racked up 41 clean sheets between them (no team had recorded 20 shut-outs in a single campaign since 2011/12; last season we had two clubs achieving that) and six defenders hit double figures for attacking returns.

There was a lot of talk of FPL managers going ‘five at the back’ in pre-season, although the momentum behind that strategy stalled as we approached Gameweek 1 and lost further traction once 2019/20 begun.

Everton are the only club to have registered clean sheets in both of their top-flight fixtures, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs among the ten teams yet to record a single shut-out.

Clean sheets are just one route to points, of course, and we Fantasy managers love an FPL defender who can pick up the odd attacking return at the other end of the pitch.

With that in mind, our latest Members’ article takes a look at the defenders who have demonstrated an offensive threat in Gameweeks 1 and 2.

It is still very early days in the 2019/20 campaign, it should be said, and there has to be a big disclaimer about any findings in this article.

Certainly, we’ll get a better picture of the lay of the land once we’re a month or two into the new season and there is a bigger data sample to analyse.

Nevertheless, any early patterns can help us steal a march on other Fantasy managers and identity which defenders could chip in with a goal or assist over the coming Gameweeks – and possibly compensate for any loss of clean sheets.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. MikeStrutter
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Would you rather...

    A) Play Barnes in a 3-4-3

    B) Play Trossard/some other ~6m midfielder in a 3-5-2

    Thanks.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

      The 4.5 mids are gold. Prefer Dendo myself but Cantwell may prove me very wrong.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B with Mount

    3. MikeStrutter
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I've got Mount already. 🙂 Currently at Mane-KDB-Sterling-Mount and Cantwell on the bench. Also got Pukki up top, so thinking it's a bit questionable to double-up on Norwich attack?

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B for next few

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Ceballos

  2. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Lundstram or Hanley as budget defender?

    Is Lundstram most likely to get dropped!?

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Lundstram 100%. Can’t see him being dropped and looks central to Sheffield!

      The cheapest defender playing in midfielder who looks a goal threat...no brainer!

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah, Lundstram has been Sheffield's most important player, by far. I can't see him being dropped

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Lundstram Hanley will lose place to returning defenders

  3. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    How many players in your starting 11 have less than 15% ownership?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      1 (siggy)

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        oh and tony m

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Six or seven depending on the formation.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      6

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      4

      Had 7 last week 😉 people are catching up. Slightly amazed Martial still qualifies

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I was amazed Montoya is STILL below 1%

    5. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      6 before transfers with 2.8% being my lowest

    6. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      5 wish it was more

    7. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      4

    8. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      4

    9. crystalstream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Only 2, barely. Should I be concerned?

    10. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      3

  4. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Play two

    A. Lundstram
    B. King
    C. Dendo
    D. Pieters

    Cheers.

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      And E. Barkley

    2. Uncle Avram
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A and D

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      b/c

    4. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks for the replies

    5. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      b and d

    6. crystalstream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A & D for me

    7. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A and D

  5. Uncle Avram
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    This GW who to play?

    A) Soy

    B) Lund

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Down with this sort of thin…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Prob Soy too.

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A - very saucy

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Both pretty even probably Lundtram because of home fixture and tight defence

  6. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    A) Perez to martial
    B) save ft to get Moura to KDB for free next week

    1. Uncle Avram
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        If I do that I can’t get in KDB

        1. Uncle Avram
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          What if KDB goes up again?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            I’m covered 0.4 to play with

        2. Down with this sort of thin…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Looks like you've already made up your mind for KDB. Good choice. But why wait to next week? Son's back, Moura spot under threat (even without Son's return). KDB has a nice fix versus Bournemouth.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            I’ll need a hit this week on KDB which is the reason I haven’t pulled the trigger

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Either Perez to McGinn, VVD to AWB or Haller to Barnes would be the downgrade needed

              1. Down with this sort of thin…
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                I wouldn't consider Perez to McGinn as a downgrade. On WC myself and got rid of Perez. Went for Ceballos though, even though he has tough fix.

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Are you tempted by (a) this week then (b) next week for a hit?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        I’d need 3 moves to get enough funds to get Moura to KDB unless I do something like robbo to a 4.5 guy but that seems like too much a downgrade

    3. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A before you lose Perez value and Martial gets further out of reach

    4. FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Get KDB

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          I think he’s my guy, for a hit or wait a week?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              5 months, 8 days ago

              His price could go up.

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Patience is your differential

            • Down with this sort of thin…
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              A hit during the mayhem of early season transfers can be worth it in the long run. KDB could be 0.2 more by next week.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          B

        3. crystalstream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          I would say A esp if that’s your only United player. I also think he will rise more/faster than KDB.

      • Hog Roast Junkie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Told myself i would be more patient this season and avoid hits and yet here I am after wk2 contemplating Wilson and Perez to Pukki and Martial for -8

        Do you think the hits are worth it?

        1. Uncle Avram
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          I would play WC

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            I wouldn’t. But I have made 12 changes so I have

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Not sure but I've taken -8

        3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          No, those players have to score a goal each to make it worthwhile. While Wilson scored versus city last season and while Perez looked just meh last game he still nearly got a goal and an assist. Best to do whichever you will be less annoyed about if it goes wrong

        4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Ps if you favour patience stick to it and then if they haul you at least have the consolidation of having kept the promise you made to yourself

      • EWH2020
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Why can’t I see other ML team’s squad value or transfers made this GW?

        1. Uncle Avram
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          They have changed it so you can no longer see

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Only visible to people with gravs

        3. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          you can

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            how? I click on their team, scroll down like I use to. Nothing there though?

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Try refreshing. I can see other's:

              "Transfers and Finance
              Total transfers:
              View transfer history
              Squad value:
              In the bank:"

              Although actually it does say "Values at the last deadline", so seems adjusted this season

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                Yes true last deadline. Not "live" though. Just tried to snoop around a bit 🙂

      • OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Are Pieters and/or Lowton nailed?

        Thanks.

      • Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Chances of haller and digne playing this week? Do transfers now to avoid Wilson and Fraser falling or wait for pressers for news on Bakker and digne?

        Trossard or mount and why?

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          I can't imagine a few knocks from City take a big man like Haller out for more than one week. As a WH fan I thought Pelegrini was sending a disguised message to the refs about City's breaking up of the play and pretending that Haller's injury was worse than it was... until I saw he was omitted xD

        2. Uncle Avram
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Think they will both play. Digne was pictured in training today

        3. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers both!

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        What is your gamble for the week?
        Mine is Son but Cantwell and Ludstram cover me I think.
        Digne back in training otherwise I might not have gone for it.
        Otamendi, WPeters, Zinc, TAA are all gambles.

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Mine is using my WC... lol

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            mine is NOT using my WC

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Son capt

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Daring

        3. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Patience is my risk but also my differential in a way. Perez, Moura and Haller

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 8 days ago

            You’ve been watching too many meet the manager videos 😉

        4. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          (K)ane and haller

        5. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Captain Mane - have Kane and Sterling

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Like it

        6. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Haller and Adams

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Adams I like

        7. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Playing Digne

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            He is in training

      • Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Adrian or Pope if on Wildcard? Any indication as to how long Alisson is out for?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Pope

        2. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Pope. Article regarding Alisson being a stage 2 tear instead of stage 3. Back in 2-5 weeks.

        3. Uncle Avram
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Pope as he will most likely go up if u leave it

        4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Pope

        5. Down with this sort of thin…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          ON WC too and have gone for Adrian (have VVD). Thinking it's a simple transfer to Pope when Allison comes back. Or to Ryan/Heaton/Gunn etc., depending who has the best fix/form at the time. Should have about 0.4 in the bank to cover slight rises.

        6. But to who Chris Kamara
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Pope

      • Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Hi!

        Planning to pull the trigger and go Wilson&Moura -> Adams&KdB. Wilson probably drops so need to act today. Go or no go?

        2ft, 0.0itb

        Heaton
        TAA Robbo Zinchenko Digne
        Salah Sterling Perez Moura
        Wilson Pukki

        Button Lundstram Dendocker Greenwood

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Perez also drops tonight FYI

          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Shouldn't make a scrap of difference if he wants to keep him.

          2. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Unfortunately need to stick with him for one more match

      • Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Does anyone remember THAT scoutcast episode where Mark was being bashed for his WC? What number was it?

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Must of been around the start of December last year when Loftus-Cheek scored in back to back PL games.

      • Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 days ago

        A) Aubameyang to Kane for a hit not worth?

        B) Robo out to fund Perez to Martial a mistake?

        1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          A. Not worth it.
          B. Yes a mistake.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Fs slouch. I was set. What do you suggest? I really want spurs or united

            1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Going back to your previous question you have 2 ft's yes ?
              You need to fix Robinson , Wesley is a bit iffy but ok for now . You're bench is ok.
              You could potentially just do 1 transfer Robinson to Cantwell and carry 2 over.
              OR
              Get Kane and Cantwell. But it's only really worth bringing Kane in if you want to captain him . After all they are playing a dire side under a dire manager.
              Both options give you cash ITB moving forward.

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 8 days ago

                V true. Cheers. Just really want United assets especially after seeing how bad Palace were and I like their fixtures. Not keen on both Dendonk and Robinson. Could just simply do Aubam to Kane tbh but again want united. Ahhh idk

                1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 8 days ago

                  I don't want any Utd. I think they are fools gold and the wheels will come off pretty soon. They could easily have conceded against Chelsea and strangely enough even though The Blades kept a terrible Palace out I think they could sneak a goal at OT.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Hmmm. Could do Robinson to Trossard and Aubam to Kane then instead tbh. Need another think haha

                    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      My gamble is Ceballos. Yes his next 2 fixtures aren't great but I think that he has a lot of fpl potential . People on here speak about him having competition from Ozil for his spot but Emery is no fan at all of Ozil.
                      Trossard is not a bad pick at all until they come up against City in a few games time.

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Kane yes H) New, plus 2 more favourable home games in the next 5 games.
          Liverpool play Arse & Chels in next 4, I've got TAA & sold Roberston to fund Perez to Martial. Don't think Liverpool clean sheets are as likely & Martial could become essential.
          Interested why poster above thinks it's a mistake?

          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Getting rid of Robertson is a big risk imo. Yes Arsenal could score but after come Burnley and hapless Newcastle. Also getting him back is likely to cost you in hits.

          2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            I could never imagine Martial being essential.

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks for response, I transferred Robertson for Alderwerald who play hapless Newcastle plus 2 more favourable home games in next 5. Versus Liverpool who play arsenal & Chelsea. Admittedly he doesn't have the attacking returns potential but I think that's offset by the martial outscoring Perez who is also likely to go down in price tonight. Martial at 7.6 well 7.7 now as a MF with high points per match track record playing as a striker for a top 6 team looks like a bargain to me. Put it this way Robertson & Perez versus Alderwerald & Martial over the next 5GWs who will score the most points?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Im seeing it same way. Kane, Martial and AWB score a lot more than Aubam, Perez and Robo I think. If not then ahh well but won't be too huge.

        4. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Liverpool play ALL 5 of the top 6 in the next 10 GWs
          Spurs play 2 of the top 6 in the next 10. Food for thought...

      • Jo72
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Choose a captain:

        A) Kane
        B) Sterling
        C) KDB
        D) Mane

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          A

        2. RedAlpha10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 8 days ago

          B

        3. Down with this sort of thin…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Order of pref would be Sterling-Mane-Kane-KDB

        4. DandyDon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          A Newcastle weak

        5. But to who Chris Kamara
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          B

      • JurgenRodgers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Final W/C choice

        Trossard

        Mount

        Thoughts appreciated

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Struggling with this myself but not on wc.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Trossard

          But don’t really like either call yet on WC. We haven’t yet seen how Potter rotates. It may be nothing much but week 1 was a warning sign. I’m waiting at least a couple more to see how consistent he is

        3. FOO FIGHTER
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Stay clear from Chelsea assets at this point.

          • Dosh
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Trossard looks good.

          • But to who Chris Kamara
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Trossard

        4. Henning
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Help me on this one please.

          1. Ceballos and KWP
          2. Ndidi and AWB/Zinchenko

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Find a different solution.

              1. Henning
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                Hmmm.. maby.

            • RedAlpha10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Cantwell and AWB/Zinchenko

              1. Henning
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 8 days ago

                Even if i have Pukki?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Have you thought about Everton's captain? None of the defenders you have suggested are going to provide many attacking returns.

            • Dosh
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 8 days ago

              Holebas dropping tonight. Sell or keep for next 2 decent fixtures? West Ham home and Newcastle away.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  5 months, 8 days ago

                  Who do you want to sell him for?

                  1. Dosh
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    I have 2m in the bank so anyone really.

                  2. Dosh
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Have an FT too.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        5 months, 8 days ago

                        What are you doing with Holebas in your team then?

                        1. Dosh
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                        2. Dosh
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          Wood is the other headache

                • RedAlpha10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 8 days ago

                  Is it worth taking a -8 to do Robertson + King to Rashford + AWB

                  Robertson currently is my only Liverpool defender and I think in the next game week Rashford and AWB have a good chance at outscoring Robertson and King by 8 points.

                  1. RedAlpha10
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Behind my thinking is getting rashford and AWB before his price rise and man united have very good fixtures

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      Has AWB provided attacking returns?

                    • Dthinger
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      no

                  3. MikeStrutter
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Would you rather have...

                    A) Rico

                    B) Hanley

                    For bench fodder. Thanks.

                    1. DandyDon
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      Probably Hanley now Rico has been dropped

                    2. Down with this sort of thin…
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      Aye, Hanley for now but not sure how nailed he is going forward, despite being club capt.

                      Norwich fans can prob advise better but I think he was out of the team a lot towards the end of last season.

                  4. FOO FIGHTER
                      5 months, 8 days ago

                      My plan for this season. Attacking fullbacks, not AWB, midfielders better value than big hitting forwards, who owns Aguero? Plus budget forwards to match Kane's output.

                      1. Down with this sort of thin…
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 8 days ago

                        Who are the most nailed attacking full backs apart from Digne?

                        1. Down with this sort of thin…
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          ...and Robertson?

                        2. Rasping Drive
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          Hmm. Some clues in the article, I think.

                          1. Down with this sort of thin…
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            Haha! Didn't even consider that, I mostly just read the comments. But even still, trying to predict who'll start at LB/RB at city long term is difficult. Same with spurs. Not convinced TAA is nailed either. Question marks over Man U defence. Tierney maybe when he's back?

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                5 months, 8 days ago

                                Not sure how it happened but my reply ended up as a new post.

                                1. Down with this sort of thin…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 8 days ago

                                  Haha, I replied to it!

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          Robertson, Pereira, TAA. I actually think Aarons could get into the action aswell.

                          2 attacking full backs plus VVD will outshine any thought of wanting just clean sheets.

                          That is why I will pass on AWB. Clean sheet plus attacking returns is gold. No clean sheet and attacking returns takes away the heart ache of no clean sheet.

                          That is why I have VVD and TAA set and forget. If they do not get a clean sheet then goal or assist makes up for it.

                          They will keep clean sheets too.

                          1. Down with this sort of thin…
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            Aarons looks a great player, just less clean sheet potential for Norwich. I have room for a 4.5 and he's one of the options, but a bit put off as I also have Pukki/Cantwell.

                            AWB does't provide much going forward but a bonus point magnet if United clean sheet. Not convinced they'll get too many of them though this season, a wee bit of pressure applied and they look nervous.

                          2. Dthinger
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 8 days ago

                            meh. AWB seems to grab so much bonus he doesnt actually need attacking returns

                        • Hog Roast Junkie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 8 days ago

                          What are people’s thoughts on Salah vs Mane

                          A) Salah and 5.5m def such as AWB/Alderweireld/Zin
                          or
                          B) Mane and Laporte

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              You can have Mane but getting Salah, the biggest points hauler over the last 2 seasons into your team if you do not have him sees you have to get rid of the likes of Mane, maybe even having to get rid of Sterling to get him into your team unless you had Salah and Sterling from the start.

                              Hope that clears things up.

                            • Down with this sort of thin…
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 8 days ago

                              On WC and have just swapped Salah to Mane. Just seems sharper/fresher at the moment.

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  5 months, 8 days ago

                                  And to get Salah back? Mane fresher than Salah after 2 GW's?

                                  It is like those going for Martial over KDB.

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    5 months, 8 days ago

                                    Martial & KDB are not competitors - they aren’t even in the same post code for pricing

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        5 months, 8 days ago

                                        So get rid of Salah to have Martial and KDB.

                                        The question remains, if you want to get back Salah, what needs to happen should you not be able to afford him?

                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          5 months, 8 days ago

                                          I’m lost, no idea what’s going on here

                                          The comment “those going for Martial over KDB” made so little sense it has broken my fragile brain

                                    2. Down with this sort of thin…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 8 days ago

                                      Cross that bridge if/when I come to it. No guarantee I'll want him back, I think Mane could match/surpass Salah's total this year. Also, almost everyone in my mini league has Salah, I like having a different team

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          5 months, 8 days ago

                                          There will be no crossing that bridge. If you had Salah and got rid of him, you will take massive hits player and points wise to get him back.

                                          The end.

                                          1. The Champ is here
                                            • 10 Years
                                            5 months, 8 days ago

                                            Don't be silly I've bought and sold Salah plenty of times just like any other player. What you are saying made sense when he was 9.5 but not now

                                          2. Down with this sort of thin…
                                            • 2 Years
                                            5 months, 8 days ago

                                            Or just spend my 1m in the bank...

                                • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  5 months, 8 days ago

                                  Just realized I can have a Salah + Mane team with just two moves

                                  Holy. Sheet.

                                  *closes FPL transfer tab*

                                  I hereby resist.

                                  1. Down with this sort of thin…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 8 days ago

                                    You got Sterling too?

                                    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 8 days ago

                                      Yup

                                      1. Down with this sort of thin…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 8 days ago

                                        Greedy bast...

                                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    5 months, 8 days ago

                                    Those mouth watering fixtures too

                                    I make it at least three plum fixtures in next 12 weeks up to GW14

                                • Jonicon
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  5 months, 8 days ago

                                  Good evening. Long time reader - first time poster. Now I need your help Community.

                                  I’ve taken a 12 points hit to bring in Pukki, Martial, KdB and Lundstrom. Im not shy to take a few hits early on for bandwagons that look like possible season keepers/risers.

                                  Now to the question: Since im all ready on -12, and my team definitely could prosper from a bit of further readjustment do I push the WC button or suffer the points loss?

                                  1. Down with this sort of thin…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 8 days ago

                                    I think yes, a -8 hit and I wake up in cold sweats. Good early moves for those four, did you get them before all their price increases?
                                    Also, what were the other moves you were thinking?

                                    1. Jonicon
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      5 months, 8 days ago

                                      Yep, got a good price rise this week.

                                      Team right now:

                                      Pope/Heaton

                                      Zinchenko, VVD, Digne, (Lundstrom, Rico)

                                      KdB, McGinn, Sterling, Salah, Martial

                                      Pukki, Jota (Wickham)

                                      Was thinking of something like:
                                      VVD->Söyuncu
                                      McGinn->Mount or Son
                                      Salah-Mané
                                      Heaton-Button
                                      Jota->Lacazette or Barnes

                                      1. The Bad Seed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 8 days ago

                                        those changes make sense.... but not worth a WC

                                        u did the big changes already. The rest you mentioned are cosmetics.

                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                      5 months, 8 days ago

                                      When you have taken a 12 point hit and now only want to use your WC to not fix your team anymore?

                                      Save WC if it goes tits up.

                                  3. The Bad Seed
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 8 days ago

                                    How in tarnation does Diop sit 10th for XGI (last table), having not even featured in ANY of the above tables...?!?!?!