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Fixtures

Which teams have the best and worst upcoming fixtures?

Our first “frisk” of the Premier League fixture list since pre-season is here ahead of Gameweek 3.

In this semi-regular feature, we assess the top-flight clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks and offer our thoughts on the stand-out Fantasy assets where appropriate.

Although our primary focus will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead, we will scrutinise the long-term fixtures beyond that point where relevant.

The Strong

Manchester City

Next six: bou | BHA | nor | WAT | eve | WOL
And then: cry | AVL | SOU

As if we needed any more incentive to invest in the league champions’ Fantasy assets, Manchester City are the only club not to face a ‘big six’ side in the next half-dozen Gameweeks.

The favourable run actually goes on beyond this point, with the Gameweek 12 trip to Anfield bringing to an end their appealing sequence of matches – although many of us will consider City players fixture-proof anyway.

Only two of the sides Pep Guardiola’s troops face in the next nine Gameweeks finished in the top half of the Premier League last season.

The Citizens meet newly promoted Norwich City and Aston Villa between now and the beginning of November.

In the corresponding fixtures against Bournemouth, Brighton, Watford, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton last season, City won all seven and scored 20 goals in doing so, conceding just three at the other end.

Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) banked 16 attacking returns (half of his total number) against these clubs home and away in 2018/19.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), by contrast, only recorded four goals and three assists in these fixtures.

Three of City’s next four opponents have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

West Ham United

Next six: wat | NOR | avl | MUN | bou | CRY
And then: eve | SHU | NEW | bur

As it did last season, West Ham’s defence is giving us cause for concern heading into one of the best fixture runs in the division.

The Hammers kept just seven clean sheets in 2018/19 (only relegated Fulham and Huddersfield registered fewer) and were in the bottom five for attempts on goal, shots in the box and big chances conceded.

While Manchester City can humiliate any team in the division (as happened to the Hammers in Gameweek 1), Brighton’s dominance at the Amex last weekend and West Ham’s defensive fragility in pre-season suggests that not a lot has changed at the back.

Going forward there is more optimism, with the likes of Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) and Sebastien Haller (£7.4m) having looked promising in the summer – even if we are yet to see the Hammers’ attacking assets fully click into gear in a competitive match.

Pre-empting a run of form is what Fantasy management is all about, of course, and West Ham’s next three matches in particular look perfect from an attacking perspective.

Watford, Norwich and Aston Villa have yet to keep a single clean sheet between them in 2019/20 and have shipped a combined 14 goals in their six league matches to date.

Norwich and Villa have already allowed 70 shots between them this campaign, with neither club having come up from the Championship with a particularly strong defensive record (even if there was a late-season improvement in Villa’s case).

Watford have conceded more big chances than any Premier League team this calendar year, meanwhile, and are without a league clean sheet in over six months.

West Ham won the corresponding fixture 4-1 on the final day of 2018/19.

The Canaries haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight competitive matches, meanwhile.

Looking further ahead, the Hammers meet only one ‘big six’ side – Manchester United – between now and Gameweek 12 and look set to be a recurring entry into these articles over the next two months.

Everton

Next six: avl | WOL | bou | SHU | MCI | bur
And then: WHU | bha

Everton were perhaps handed the best opening run of games in the division when the fixtures were released in June.

Aside from two matches against Manchester City and Spurs, Everton’s ticker is a sea of blue right up until Gameweek 15 – when Marco Silva’s side subsequently take on Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.

No other Premier League side has fewer meetings with last season’s top six (two) in the next dozen Gameweeks, which takes us up to the end of November.

Even the visit of Manchester City and Spurs may not be too much of a deterrent, with Everton having kept four clean sheets in home matches against the ‘big six’ last season.

The visit of Wolves, meanwhile, will follow immediately after Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have played the second leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off game against Torino.

The Toffees are the only club to have kept clean sheets in both of their 2019/20 matches so far and now have ten shut-outs in their last 13 league fixtures.

Goals haven’t been flowing at the other end ever since pre-season started but it might be worth keeping tabs on Moise Kean (£6.9m) as he is gradually introduced into the first-team set-up – the striker has looked sharp in cameo substitute appearances and may prove to be more of a goal threat than the limited Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m).

Aston Villa

Next six: EVE | cry | WHU | ars | BUR | nor
And then: BHA

With Villa conceding chances at an alarming rate and ongoing doubts over whether Wesley (£6.0m) can be an effective goal-getter up front, the Villans’ budget midfielders look the most enticing options for their forthcoming run of games.

Villa sit second in our Season Ticker from now until Gameweek 9 and are actually top for ‘attack’ over this period.

Fixtures against West Ham and Norwich are obvious draws for reasons mentioned above but even the trip to Arsenal, a daunting test on paper and Villa’s one meeting with a ‘big six’ club in the next two months, could prove fruitful from an attacking perspective: only four clubs have allowed more efforts on goal than the Gunners in 2019/20.

Everton and Palace’s struggle for goals will perhaps give hope to owners of Tom Heaton (£4.5m) et al, too, with Villa still awaiting their first clean sheet of 2019/20.

Tottenham Hotspur

Next six: NEW |ars | CRY | lei | SOU | bha
And then: WAT

Spurs’ fixture run is a rollercoaster ride over the coming months.

Their next seven home fixtures are all against sides who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or were in the Championship last season.

The Lilywhites thus sit top of our Season Ticker for home fixtures between now and Gameweek 16.

Analysing away matches in the same period and Mauricio Pochettino’s side languish towards the bottom of our Season Ticker, with meetings against six of last year’s top ten plus a trip to a Brighton side that have impressed so far in 2019/20.

Matches at Arsenal and Leicester perhaps look off-putting but those two teams haven’t looked watertight at the back so far, with the Foxes being ripped apart by Chelsea in the first half at Stamford Bridge last weekend and riding their luck slightly against Wolves in Gameweek 1.

Only seven teams kept fewer clean sheets than Arsenal last season, meanwhile.

No FPL asset banked more attacking returns on the road than Harry Kane (£11.0m) in 2018/19, either.

At the other end of the pitch, Spurs could start to amass shut-outs of their own at home: Newcastle, Palace, Southampton and Watford have scored just two goals between them this season, one of which was gifted by Adrian (£4.5m).

Manchester United

Next six: CRY | sou | LEI | whu | ARS | new

United – who have conceded the joint-fewest number of big chances this season – also face Palace, Southampton and Newcastle in their next six games, giving the Red Devils the chance to build on their clean sheet against Chelsea.

Home matches against the Gunners and Liverpool in Gameweeks 7 and 9 are United’s only encounters with ‘big six’ clubs between now and December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side actually sit top of our Season Ticker for ‘attack’ between now and Gameweek 14.

Also Consider

Chelsea (nor | SHU | wol | LIV | BHA | sou) are riding high in our Season Ticker but fixtures against Wolves and Liverpool immediately after the international break slightly dent their appeal – even if the Reds aren’t as watertight as they were in 2018/19.

The Blues themselves are fairly porous at the back and interest in their Fantasy assets may instead be focused on the likes of Mason Mount (£6.1m) and other forward-thinking players.

Certainly, Saturday’s match at Carrow Road could be a goal-fest based on the evidence we have seen from both clubs so far – Daniel Farke and Frank Lampard evidently favouring attack as the best form of defence.

Home matches against Sheffield United and Brighton also leap from the page but those two clubs have impressed in the opening two Gameweeks, conceding just two goals between them.

Only Manchester United and Wolves have allowed fewer big chances than Chris Wilder and Graham Potter’s troops, although a trip to Stamford Bridge will pose a real test of their defensive solidity.

Chelsea will feature more prominently in this article from the end of September onwards: the Blues face only Manchester City of the ‘big six’ between Gameweeks 7 to 15.

Burnley have a very favourable run from Gameweek 5 onwards but we will put the Clarets on ice for now, given that they face a double-header against Wolves and Liverpool before the fixture turn.

We will cover Sean Dyche’s side in detail in our next ‘frisk’ in the international break.

The Weak

Newcastle United

Next six: tot | WAT | liv | BHA | lei | MUN
And then: che

Fantasy managers will likely be giving Newcastle United a wide berth for the foreseeable future and not just because of their fixture run.

The Magpies may well struggle for goals this year (only two big chances created so far) and the defensive solidity of last season looks to be missing: 19 of the 23 shots they have faced this season were from inside their box.

To compound matters, Steve Bruce’s side sit bottom of our Season Ticker for the next six Gameweeks and beyond.

Having already faced Arsenal on the opening weekend, Newcastle face four other ‘big six’ clubs between now and Gameweek 9.

Leicester City also host the Magpies in this period.

Arsenal

Next six: liv | TOT | wat | AVL | mun | BOU

The lure of Dani Ceballos (£5.6m) is strong after his impressive debut showing against Burnley but there will be plenty of Fantasy managers biding their time on the budget midfielder given that the Gunners face Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United in the next five Gameweeks.

Saying that, the Gunners scored seven goals in the three corresponding fixtures against those ‘big six’ clubs in 2018/19 and put five past Bournemouth at the Emirates.

No FPL forward score more goals (six) than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) in games against Liverpool, Spurs, Watford, Manchester United and Bournemouth last season (both home and away).

Leicester City

Next six: shu | BOU | mun | TOT | NEW | liv

Fantasy managers may be getting slightly twitchy about their Leicester assets after the first two Gameweeks, with some tricky matches on the horizon.

There are appealing home fixtures against Bournemouth and Newcastle within this run, although Sheffield United have impressed from a defensive perspective so far (16 clean sheets in their last 24 league games) and a trip to Bramall Lane is perhaps not as easy as it looks on paper.

It should be noted, of course, that 31 of Jamie Vardy‘s (£8.9m) 80 Premier League goals have come against ‘big six’ teams.

The schedule eases considerably after the trip to Anfield, with the Foxes only facing one ‘big six’ club from Gameweeks 9 to 17.

Also Consider

Southampton‘s (bha | MUN | shu | BOU | tot | CHE) next four fixtures don’t look too bad but their schedule worsens considerably thereafter, with the Saints facing seven teams that finished in the top half last season from Gameweeks 7-13.

Brighton and Hove Albion (SOU | mci | BUR | new | che | TOT) have a similar mixed run to Southampton, with three of the next four games appealing before encounters with Spurs and Chelsea.

John Lundstram (£4.1m) might be back on our benches soon, meanwhile, with five of Sheffield United‘s next seven fixtures (LEI | che | SOU | eve | LIV | wat | ARS) against teams that finished in the top half in 2018/19.

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  1. matty8t9
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Always planned an early WC after putting in the likes of Origi/Miki but DeBru/Mane and shakey pool defence sped things up by a couple of weeks. Trying to stay in the top 5k with a WC team haha...

    Adrian (4)
    Dig AWB Soy Lund. (Kelly)
    Ster DeBru Mane Martial Son
    Rashford. (Wick, 4.5)

    Enough returns in DEF? Do I need to change Kelly? Options? I know Son is a punt but I think he can hit the ground running vs Villa (H)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      you have 3 non playing subs which could be an issue

      1. matty8t9
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        I was hoping Kelly could be my safety net since most of my picks are nailed but I just read he’s getting dropped for Cahill?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          maybe drop rashford or martial ?

          1. matty8t9
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 13 hours ago

            Most viable option I think, since I’ve also got AWB. (CRY) (H) looks too good to do it this week though

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 13 hours ago

              true. good luck 🙂

    2. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Son doesn't have Villa

      1. matty8t9
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Newcastle, even better

    3. In Moyes We Thrust #freeshi…
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Not convinced by Pukki?

      Pukki over Rashford would allow you to upgrade Kelly so you're not playing Lundstrum every week

      1. matty8t9
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Tough fixtures but if he bags this weekend then might have to reconsider

    4. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Son vs Villa? Ey...

  2. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    How we looking?

    Ederson
    TAA Coleman Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling(C) Siggy Maddison Dendoncker
    Rashford Ings

    Button / Lundstram / Kelly / Greenwood.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      not sure about the mullet 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        i like it but only one playing sub could be an issue imo, assuming it s a wc

        1. A message to you Rudi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          Thanks 🙂

          No its not a wildcard. Saving that for now as I dont feel im in desperate need to use it. No Spurs might hurt me this week though.

      2. A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Verspotte den Bart nicht!!

  3. M00N
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Van Djik, Perez, Fraser, & Wilson -> KWP, KDB, Martial, & Pukki Worth -8?

    1. A message to you Rudi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Nah i wouldnt do a -8

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      No

    3. M00N
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Oops, too late I've already done it on Monday.

    4. Twisted melons
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      do VVD Perez and Fraser this week for -4 then Pukki in next week for free

    5. gomenor
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      yes

  4. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Captian Salah against Arsenal ( they dismantled them last season at Anfield, and Arsenal stil have dreadfull defence) or Sterling ( great record against Bournemouth) ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Sterling

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Gracias amigo Miguel 🙂

    2. theswallow1965
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Sterling for me.

  5. Pro Evo Steevo
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    wildcard thought of the day #314

    Is it mad to bring in Siggy as most are shipping out double up with Digne as now not flagged seems very mouthwatering indeed especially with the fixtures.

    Would mean no KDB but u cant have them all (already got sterling)
    Thanks

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      i have siggy and wouldnt get him on a wc

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      They've scored one goal against Palace and Watford. I like Siggy and think he will tick along nicely but there are better options on WC imo.

      1. Pro Evo Steevo
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        thanks for the replies , food for thought for sure prob will end up with Digne and KDB

  6. Out of Position
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    4th midfielder - McGinn or Mount?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Mount

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Mount.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      mount

  7. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Deeney our changes my transfer plans. Pick one:

    A. Deeney + Robinson —> Pukki + De Bruyne (-4)
    B. Deeney —> Kane

    Thanks guys!

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Out*

    2. AsdcavirPT
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      B

  8. BadgersBoys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    For those who are WCing, good luck!
    For those who aren't, relax the f*ckin cacks. You would swear some of the ones who are WCing are contemplating joining some far right death cult by the some of the reactions they're getting.. Yurt.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      This is overboard. I'm yet to see these messages..

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      I keep seeing comments like this - any links to these abhorrent reactions?

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Hold on..

        1. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          I have a feeling I'm going to be left hanging.

          1. BadgersBoys
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            Just another few mins....

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 12 hours ago

              You sound like my wife getting ready to go out on a Friday night.

              1. BadgersBoys
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                28 days, 11 hours ago

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I think even someone saying something slightly negative about WCing early gets blown up to a huge proportion cause many are trying their best to convince themselves its the right thing to do and yet they know they have a future of uncertainty ahead of them

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Haha everyone plays differently I guess. I just cannot imagine playing the game every week without a WC safety net. Having a WC in my back pocket let's me make early transfers, take punts etc knowing I have it in my back pocket to rescue me when things go wrong. Playing it now is tempting.. But boy will it be bloody scary playing the game without one uptil the double game weeks in gw30+. Different strokes for different folks though.. For eg I never take hits when I've a fit 11. And I aim to keep my WC until the end of December as per usual unless forced to. And I especially enjoy the last few weeks with it ie getting in players I'd never usually own so that I can WC all of them out in gw 19. Whoever is playing it now has their own way of playing and good luck to them

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        🙂 Maybe should of said 'each to their own...

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Tbh I'm of the opinion that everyone is just kneejerking and throwing away their WCs when the law of averages spares noone. But im glad that's the case :).. So to each their own 🙂

    4. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Are you wildcarding?

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Not now.

        1. Prisoner B5160-8
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          So what do you care?

          1. BadgersBoys
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            Exactly mate. Look up.

    5. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      WCer spotted.

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        RMWCT...

        Adrian
        Mina, Lunds.......

    6. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      No Future

  9. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Who'd you rather have in draft Stones or Emerson?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Emerson

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Emerson

      Is this for FPL draft?

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeah FPL draft x

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        Just re-read your question, ignore.

  10. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Would you do this?

    Lucas + Robbo ------> KDB + AWB (-4)

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      No imo

      I’d wait a week and save -4

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes.

    3. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      very tight call, but probably not

    4. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Will probably pay off straight up, let alone over the next few GWS.

    5. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I would

  11. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Draft league

    Bench one:

    A. Zaha (utd)
    B. Mina (avl)
    C. Azpi (nor)

    1. Mr. Grv
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  12. UptheBlues
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard team:

    Pope
    Digne VVD Zinchenko AWB
    Sterling Mane De Bruyne Martial
    Pukki Haller

    Button / Cantwell / Lundstram / Wickham

    1. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I personally don't understand why everyone is going for Mane over Salah on wildcard. As I see it they've both had one v good game and one bad game for FPL returns? Salah is still the more proven player and only 1m more.

      1. UptheBlues
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I personally don't see a huge difference between the two and that 1m can go a long way in other areas of the team

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          True, but even when Mane was completely on fire last year Salah outscored him by 30 points which is quite significant.

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        It's group think.. And ppl squeezing funds for 5 big hitters. 1 week ago Salah was considered essential.. Then Liverpool played poorly and mane had 1 moment of magic and boom everyone is rationalising Salah out. I Still think Salah on penalties is the best captain choice in the game so would rather him for double points over anyone else.

        1. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          I love Salah but I was at St Mary’s last week and Mane was much better than Salah in all aspects of the game.

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            Yup. But it was 1 game. And Liverpool weren't at their best.

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 12 hours ago

              I prefer referring to the previous 2 full seasons of evidence over 1 game

              1. Pooodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                28 days, 12 hours ago

                Did you see the Scout Squad article earlier? All 4 of them going for Mane and not a single mention of Salah. The way this game has shifted into focusing just on the previous game is crazy.

              2. HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                28 days, 12 hours ago

                Perhaps you need to be more flexible than that? The Liverpool team are currently adjusting to Adrian instead of Allison in goal. I cannot begin to explain how nervous the back four were because of Adrián. It effected TAA’s forward play and Robbo was the one marauding forward more regularly. That meant Salah was often left isolated on his wing whereas Mane was being overlapped constantly which created space (the first goal is a good example).

            2. Pooodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 12 hours ago

              And the week before Salah was on fire. He also could easily have scored last week too.

  13. Mr. Grv
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else without Liverpool cover ?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      No. I've played this game long enough to know that you should value proven entities over short term drops, especially when it's just 2 weeks.

      And even then, TAA VVD Salah have returned points.

      1. Mr. Grv
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I have TAA , and will be getting Mane in next 2 weeks . I am hoping pool are no show against arsenal . I can digesst 1 goal by salah a week .

      2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Aye 2 data points doth not a trend make

        Pool could turn out to be continually ropey at the back, but we don't know enough yet to reach that conclusion

        1. Mr. Grv
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Will they be happy with 1-0 or 2-0 that is the question ?
          Moreover Salah has not impressed me this season would rather get mane , 1m is worth more right now .

      3. Mr. Grv
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        * should have meant attacking cover

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I own Salah, VVD and Robertson and won't be getting rid of them for the foreseeable. The only change I may make is Robbo to TAA tbh lol

      1. Mr. Grv
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I am assuming he might also be your captain for most of the gws

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Him, Kane and kdb in a beautiful rotation.. Though I've got Salah(c) planned for about 6 to 7 out of 10 games

    3. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Salah, TAA and Robbo for me.

  14. AsdcavirPT
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    I would like to this Robertson, Siggy, Barkley & Wilson -> KDB, Martial, Jota, Maguire

    Which is the best way to do it on the next 2 GWs? Currently have 2FT

  15. Pooodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    A or B?

    A) Ederson, Van Dijk, Kelly

    B) Pope/Adrian, Laporte, Walker-Peters (no Liverpool defensive cover unless I go for Adrian)

    1. Hits from the Bong
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      A if you’re benching Kelly, B if you’re not. He’ll be replaced soon

      1. Pooodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks - for A he would be rotated with Lundstram and Cantwell, but mainly benched.

  16. Hits from the Bong
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Can’t choose, please help. Cheers

    A. Pope (Button)
    VVD AWB Digne Dunk (Lundstram)
    Sterling Mane KDB Ceballos (Dendoncker)
    Kane Pukki (Wickham)

    B. Pope (Button)
    Digne AWB Dunk (Lundstram Kelly)
    Sterling Mane Martial Ceballos (Cantwell)
    Kane Rashford Pukki

    C. Pope (Button)
    VVD Digne AWB Dunk (Lundstram)
    Sterling Mane KDB Martial (Cantwell)
    Rashford Pukki (Wickham)

    1. Mr. Grv
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      C

  17. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    gray > firmino (-4)
    ??

  18. In Moyes We Thrust #freeshi…
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    AWB with his first meeting against his former club.

    Who fancies a cheeky assist, CS and max BP from him for a 12 pointer?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I would be happy with a clean sheet and bonus points.

      He's had 3 assists in his whole career, ffs.

  19. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Which front 8 is best?

    A) Sterling Mane KDB Mount (Ceballos) Kane Rashford Pukki

    B) Sterling Mane KDB Martial Son Rashford Pukki (Greenwood)

    1. AsdcavirPT
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      A

  20. Knallie
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Ryan
    TAA Zinchenko AWB Coleman Lundstram
    Salah(vc) Sterling(c) KDB Martial
    Pukki
    Button - Cantwell King Greenwood

    A) Bench order ok?
    B) No Digne risky but cant find 0.5 to upgrade Coleman (Salah / TAA untouchable)
    C) No Spurs risky but they're not in form so not too bad?

  21. Hart-ake
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Choose one:

    a) McGinn & Jota
    b) Mount & Adams

  22. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Ryan (Button)
    Robbo AWB Zinchenko Digne (Lundvekam)
    Salah Sterling (c) Moura Maddison (Dendoncker)
    Rashford Jota (Greenwood)

    G2G lads and nothing worth a hit? 0.4m ITB. Happy to wait on Jota to Pukki next week unless something happens Jota tonight in EL

  23. Purse83
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Possibly overthinking but:

    A) Kane and KDB

    Or

    B) Aguero and Son

    Plus any news on whether Haller is fit?

    1. AsdcavirPT
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      A

  24. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Do you think Giroud will start vs Norwich?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Quite possibly yes.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Not enough to consider getting him.

  25. Gaffa914
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Barkley to Mount on a FT?

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Such a sideways move

      1. Gaffa914
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Not sideways if one plays and one doesnt

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Good move

  26. Fantasizer
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    for non kane owners.. Isnt martial a good captaincy pick??(got salah and sterling too)

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      It's not a bad shout, it's always safer to go with the proven big hitters though

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      No

    3. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      If you don't have Kane, Sterling is the one.

  27. Rt505
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Draft question. Would you get rid of Willian or hold? Best replacements available are Mount, Lanzini or Gudmundsson

  28. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    Robbo, Digne*, KWP
    Salah, Sterling(C), Martial, Trossard
    Vardy, Pukki, Jota

    Button, Montoya, Dendo, Hanley

  29. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Perez + King ➡

    a) Mount
    b) Trossard

    1) Barnes
    2) Pukki

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      A2

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Pukki really that great? Don't think Barnes will match him, or outscore him?

    2. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      A2.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      B2

  30. zizoo10
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    super tempted to WC to this, thoughts?

    Pope
    VVD • Boly • 4.5 • Lundstram
    Mane • Sterling • KDB • Martial
    Kane • Pukki

    Button • Dend • Greenwood • Kelly

    1. zizoo10
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      0.4 itb

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      defence far too weak imo

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Looks like a nice team.