Metrics

Which players did early Wildcarders sign for Gameweek 3?

Under 10% of Fantasy Premier League managers played their Wildcard for Gameweek 3.

After two weeks of the campaign, 6.8% of players worldwide pulled the trigger to create themselves a new squad.

That was 2.4% more than played their Wildcards in Gameweek 2, just 4.4% of managers shaking things up at the first hurdle.

Worldwide chip usage for Gameweek 3

So far, 11.3% of managers have played their Wildcards.

Not surprisingly, it was the most popular chip for Gameweek 3, as the majority of FPL players hope to use the others later in the campaign.

The Wildcard has certainly been the talk of the town in the Fantasy Football Scout community this week, so it is helpful to have a look at the Wildcard templates both overall and among the current top 10,000 managers.

Understandably, Sterling is the most popular player in Wildcards for Gameweek 3, chosen in 73.0% of them.

Following his four goals in two games, Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) is just behind the Manchester City man, currently sat in 61.2% of Wildcard squads.

Snapped up by a similar number of managers was Sheffield United’s budget option John Lundstram (£4.1m).

His 14-point haul in Gameweek 2 has convinced 61.2% of Wildcarders of his ability to offer value this season.

Despite much of the pre-season debate revolving around whether or not we should have Sterling or Kevin de Bruyne (£9.6m), those who have Wildcarded early simply asked ‘why not both?’

The Belgian midfielder is the second-most popular option in his position among those who went back to the drawing board for Gameweek 3.

These early-movers have also largely ditched Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), opting to spread the cash elsewhere.

In order to facilitate this, 46% of these managers have opted for Sadio Mané (£11.5m) as their coverage for the Liverpool attack.

They have also moved away from the Reds’ defence following a disappointing start to the season.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) is the most fashionable of Liverpool stoppers with 36.5% presence in overall Wildcard squads for Gameweek 3, with Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) not earning enough interest to make the top-five in this position.

Manchester United players are also proving popular, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.6m), Anthony Martial (£7.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) in the template.

Number of chips used by managers in the current top 10k

Even though those currently in the upper echelons of the game are still, to some extent, skewed by chip usage, it is still interesting to see who some of these managers have turned to in order to press home their advantage.

Their Wildcard template picture is actually remarkably similar to the overall one, the only differences coming in the budget areas.

Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) has been turned to with no Liverpool defenders making the cut, while Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) is in 33.9% of top 10k Wildcard squads.

Just 10.2% of managers have used the Triple Captain so far, with 2.3% of them deploying it for Gameweek 3.

Kane appears to have been the chief recipient of this enhanced armband among the current top 10,000, while Sterling, Rashford and Mané also received attention for it.

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1,346 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Any Antonio owners around?
    Watford are his favourite team scoring 6 times against them.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Who?

    2. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      I know that West Ham have an excellent record at Vicarage Road.

  2. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Best 4.5m defender to sign for gameweek 4?

    Wondering if I should get that Leicester guy, the Turkish sounding bloke.

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah, him or a Villa one...

      1. Mr Frost
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        I have El Mohamady to get rid of, he was a late switch from Mings after researching stats! Stats can be bad!

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I started with Guilbert.
          I think Mings is the safest bet for a Villa def.
          Engels wasn’t too bad though...

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      I had the same dilemma yday and went with Kelly

  3. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Great start to the week:
    -8
    Coleman 0 points
    Wrong captain appears to have been saved
    LMS drop out alert

    Onward and upward

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Just enjoy the cricket instead.

      Doh!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Hah hah - I couldn't believe it when I heard that lunch scorfe yesterday and then we lost a wicket first ball after. We're doomed! Actually, I don't rate Root as a captain - he needs to get back to his day job of batting.

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I don't know about that personally but I do know we're getting smashed when it's our biggest chance to win a game to affect the series.

          Doh!

        2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I think Root needs to step down as captain, the Test team have struggled for a long time. I would give Stokes the captaincy I think, he has matured so much over the last year

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            I reckon we just eff off the captaincy. Such a poison chalice in cricket, in no other game does it burden someone so much. Legacy of olden days

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            Interesting choice.

    2. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      The GW has barely stated, chill out old man! Who is your armband on in error?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Salah - but I specifically remember thinking, and saving, Sterling for this week. I'm a bit suspicious of saved FPL sessions - I'm thinking that I need to be more careful about checking whether my session is actually live. My own fault.
        You've had a great start , haven't you? (from memory, not looked at your team)

        1. S.Kuqi
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          My mate did the same. Was sure he captained Sterling and team was saved as usual and after deadline armband was on Salah. He is no rookie in this game either.

        2. jia you jia you
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          Damn, he could do well for you anyway mate! Yeah sitting top 5k with no hits or chips played so cant complain about my start!

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Who is the wrong captain?

    4. Freaki
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Same for me, I put Kane captain and Sterling Vice but now Kane is vice but that shouldn’t matter too much hopefully.

      • Don Rogers FC
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Did n,t turn out so bad after all. Keep thinking about the grannies.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Oh yes. 😀

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Pukki or not to Pukki?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Presumably you don't have him yet hence the question?

        Just set how he gets on against Chelsea and then decide.

      2. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        The only important non-premium FPL pick in 19/20

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        To Pukki

      4. Mitchacho
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        To not Pukki is sepukku.

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 23 days ago

          Lol excellent

    6. FOO FIGHTER
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Possibly no Kante for Chelsea. Take him out of their team and they end up having no midfield.

        Once again, I would stay clear from any of their players.

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Trans-Atlantic flight at 11-something today so will miss all the action today.

        Here’s hoping Pukki Perez Salah TAA VVD do better than Sigurdsson and Digne yesterday!

        (Oh, and come on Palace!)

        1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          Want Pukki to score as long as Chelsea get 5!

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Out for most of the day and won’t be able to catch any of the scores.
        I’m going to try not to look and watch Match of the Day later, not knowing how my W/C team has got on.

        Anyone else ever try to do this....??

        1. Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          Every time Im busy, and it fails every time. lol

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            I’m sure won’t be able to help myself from looking tonight.
            Going to try and hold off, but my will power is weak, hence the W/C.... 😉

        2. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I did it with the golf in the summer. It's really hard - keep you phone discipline! - but really rewarding. You'll reap the dividends. Especially with a beer

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            I won’t have my phone on me.
            Going Scuba diving... 😆

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Excellent. You won't get a better chance then, if you can't do it today you never will!

              Be careful for mates' messages by the way (once up), they can ruin it easily

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                I’ve already warned my best mate (and bitter rival) not to say a word... ty

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  Hope it comes off. Great watching MOTD looking for assists and stuff

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    I like it because I’ll have a little tease at the start.
                    Best games always on first...

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Good point, you'll get a clue. And you might get clean sheets in the 0-0 last!

                      1. Galza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        That would be nice...

        3. Guru Mediation
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I successfully did it around Christmas period where everyone was playing on same day. Got an awful score, but some bonkers results including arsenal getting thumped by Southampton

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            I’m looking forward to it.
            Watching with fresh eyes and not just looking out for what I already know is coming...

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Exactly. Turn the sound down and you might even form your own opinion!

              (People just parrot commentators)

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                That may be a bridge too far... 🙂

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  Haha, fair shot

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Shout

            2. Guru Mediation
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah it's good fun, and perhaps the best aspect of it is avoiding the lol-ipops, the rage quiters and flip-floppers on this forum

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Indeed! I only come here to observe such nonsense and see if there's any inside knowledge I can use

              2. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                I won’t miss too much of that.
                It will be going on late into the night, of that, I’m sure... 🙂

      • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 23 days ago

        Bottomed...

        Will wait to see all games but how does King and Perez to Mcginn/Mount and Barnes sound for minus 4?

        Current team

        Pope Heaton
        Walker Digne Dunk KWP Pieters
        Salah KDB Martial Perez Dendonker
        Kane King Pukki

        1. Kuqi Monster
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 23 days ago

          I wouldn't lose Perez before BOU especially for a hit.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          11 months, 23 days ago

          Pity McGinn had no bonus points again last night but overall he has served me well. Have had him in from the start.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 23 days ago

            Hopefully he keeps on ticking over...

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Still cannot go wrong with keaving him in your team at his price.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    *leaving

                  • Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    I added Ceballos to my team and hope he'll keep up with McGinn.

              • Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                yeah but he only has 2 returns in 3 games. rubbish. just like Digne. sell them both, for a hit if needed.

                by the way i'm being sarcastic. (well duh)

            2. Kuqi Monster
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Thoughts on B Silva as a Siggy replacement?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Martial

              2. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                No, bsilva isn't a good fpl option

              3. Marty McFly
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 22 days ago

                I’m a despondent BSilva owner. Just can’t seem to get rid of him. His fixtures are too good!

            3. Rik Waller
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Whjat is the code for the #FFS league?

              1. Stoneleigh
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                It’s in the article, why does no one read the articles?

              2. Stoneleigh
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Because it’s not this article... sorry :p ooyz44

                1. Rik Waller
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  Haha, I'm lazy...apology accepted

            4. S.Kuqi
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Anyone have a code to join LMS

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Bcvy39

            5. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 23 days ago

              Woke up with the worst feeling ever
              Points in bench
              Ouch

              1. Kiwivillan
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Maybe my memory is failing me but aren't you a Villa fan?

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  Nah, pool fan

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 23 days ago

                Who you bench?

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  Last minute switch from Heaton to Pope

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Burnley still to play

                    1. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      True that but I also have Jota..

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Which Jota?

                        1. Peter Ouch
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Wolves

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Pope bonus points?

                2. mookie
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  That's not bad at all. It means that your bench players won't drop and might rise.

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    I am planning to drop Heaton anyways. This gk dilemma is killing me.
                    Pope set and forget

                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      That's what I did this week mate.

                      1. Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Feels much better, eh?

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Had heaton. Rotating 2 keepers is a headache.

                        Pope and Button. I am not changing it.

                3. jia you jia you
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  65.08% of those that voted in the GW3 captain poll are out of their element 🙂

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    ...name to movies
                    'Donny, you're out of your element'

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      *movie

                    2. mookie
                      • 6 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      TBL

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Cracking movie 🙂

                        1. mookie
                          • 6 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Absolutely.

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Mark it zero smokey

                      *reaches into bag*

                      Smokey, you are entering a world of pain

                      *pulls out gun*

                      AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE THAT GIVES A SIHT ABOUT THE RULES?!

                      1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        This isn't 'Nam, this is bowling! There are rules!

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          I can get you a toe

                          Hell I can get you a toe by 3pm

                          1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Painted green!

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 10 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              I did not watch my buddies die face down in the mud in name, so that this... this STRUMPET

                              Walter you weren’t in Nam

                              1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                this could go on all night, but I'm tired. Cheers Maximus!

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 10 Years
                                  11 months, 23 days ago

                                  Did I micturate on your rug?

                      2. jia you jia you
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        They dont make movies like that anymore unfortunately, got me hooked on white russians for a while lol

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Exact same - hopelessly addicted to them - like lovely boozy ice cream - prefer using cream to milk though!

                          Calmer ‘n you are

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Calmer n you r dude

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 10 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              8 year olds dude

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • 3 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                he pissed on your rug

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 10 Years
                                  11 months, 23 days ago

                                  That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

                                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 months, 23 days ago

                                    Nerds are cool on here. WHAT!

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Go Kane!

                4. Wally banter
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 23 days ago

                  So the indications were there, that everton was lucky to get two cs... time to loose the grips and move on?

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    They aren't lucky. They have 13 consecutive cs at home.

                  2. Stoneleigh
                    • 8 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Don’t think that’s fair really, think Everton defence is pretty solid - I have Coleman and have had from GW1 and, while frustrated with 0 will stick.

                  3. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    sell sell sell. 2 out of 3 CS is simply unacceptable.

                  4. FOO FIGHTER
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Their problem is goals at the other end. That makes keeping clean sheets alot more difficult.

                    • pingissimus
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      The idea that they were on course to do a Liverpool 2018/9 and get 60% or so cs was daft. The double or triple up ambitious 🙂

                      They were certainly fortunate against Palace but they’ll still get more than other top 6 and they’ll finish around 55 points in mid table. Digne though remains a great pick provided Kean gets the gig up top

                  5. jia you jia you
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Mr Triple EVE defence, Andy Social, where are you?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Ha ha, spooky timing!

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Im a freak hha

                      2. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        You shouldn't have done that to yourself

                    2. COK3Y5MURF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Speak of the devil

                  6. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 23 days ago

                    Alright, I hold up my hands. I'm not one to slink away when I balls up. My triple Toffee defence secured me plenty $$ in my weekly cash leagues in the last two weeks, but now my gameweek is over before it even began.

                    I'll need to watch the game again to see if they can get back to watertight ways, but it's so near to Inty Break, it would be unwise to WC now, as tempting though it is.

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      knew you'd appear as youre not like loads on here who disappear when things go wrong!

                    2. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      You had a good run, but like all good things, they must come to an end, sooner or later... 🙂

                    3. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      To be fair, triple ANY defense is madness. But I'm not gonna lie, I like your moxy. You be You.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        It's not madness when it works. Rough with the smooth and all that. Like I say, I'm not going to make too-hasty decisions, I need to analyse the defence to see if they were lucky GW1-2 or they are capable of more CSs. They still have a dozen or so good fixtures to come.

                        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          when it works....again love the huevos. lotta eggs, one basket. when it works it must be glorious. when it doesnt....well quite frankly you post about your fail. cheers to yo!. i hated having 2 Pool defenders to start the season, but all the cool kids were doing it so....what do I know!

                      2. Nomar
                        • 10 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Agree, triple any defence is not a good thing.

                        Fair play to Andy for coming on and taking his lumps like a man (or should that now be "like a masculine gender person?" ).

                        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          lol, nice.

                    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      I reluctantly did Coleman > AWB on WC and kept Digne but honestly still think Everton will keep a huge amount of CS’s this season and will hopefully get Coleman back in

                      They had an off night - Gomes was beyond shocking, he should be investigated for match fixing

                      1. Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Have you WC?
                        May I know who she looks like?

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Yeah went with

                          Pope
                          AWB, KWP, Digne, Zinky
                          Sterling, KDB, Son, Martial
                          Kane(c), Pukki
                          (Button, Lundy, Cantwell, Wickers)

                          Pukki > Kean on the cards now tbh - Kean has to start

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Yeh, IF I were to WC now, I'd lose Pickford and Keane, but keep Digger for his attacking qualities. I'd also defect to Man U's defence. But I'll try not to. Yet.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Digne s little cheeky shot in the box late on was reassuring, along with taking some corners, and I think they played another corner to him on the edge of he box at one stage

                          The guy has a lot of attacking returns in him, and Everton will still keep CA’ s- he’s a keeper imo

                      3. Galza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Agree.
                        No one can actually be that bad and not doing it on purpose, surely... 😆

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Honestly it got to the stage after half time where it was more fun watching what mistake he’d make next rather than wqtaching the game!

                          One of if not the worst individual performances I can remember in a while

                          1. Galza
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            He should send that into You’ve Been Framed.
                            Guaranteed 250 quid...

                    5. FOO FIGHTER
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        If Everton can start scoring goals then they should be fine. If they continue to struggle upfront then that becomes a problem.

                        I would ditch at least one EVE defender for now.

                      • Kiwivillan
                        • 6 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        In fairness Villa MOTM was Gomes

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Lol...He was very precise on the night

                        2. Corgzzzz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          I think the Gomez shambles ( match throwing ) diverted attention away from how bad Siggy was last night...….terrible...

                      • Olivier Bernards watch
                        • 6 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        i have coleman + digne, and last night didn't show me anything that would cause me to majorly reassess their fpl prospects. It's not even like villa created many good chances

                    6. jia you jia you
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Fraser and Ayoze owners, are we giving them GW4 before potentially getting rid?
                      Think I might try to save FT and have a mini-wildcard in my back pocket for the IB.

                      1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        they havent even played GW3 yet!

                        1. Peter Ouch
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          This

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            most pointless 'This' post ever lol

                            1. Peter Ouch
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Most bittersweet reply ever

                        2. jia you jia you
                          • 3 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          I know but I mean regardless of them blanking

                      2. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        Def. saving a tranny till IB

                      3. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        will watch and see how this weekend goes, as I have both King and Perez in my sights, but will hold both until IB unless another price fall forces my hand...………..Also want to see how Arsenal do these next 2 games.

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • 3 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          yeah, price drops are really annoying but might be smart to give em GW4

                      4. pingissimus
                        • 1 Year
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        That mini WC will be worth what by then 12 mill 🙂

                    7. diesel001
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 23 days ago

                      Hope Emery drops Auba today. This is the team I would choose:

                      Leno
                      AMN Sokratis Luiz Monreal
                      Torreira Ceballos Guendouzi
                      Mkhi Laca Kola

                      If Arsenal go a goal down then bring on Auba for Mkhi and switch to 4-4-2

                      1. Nabs Kebabs
                        • 8 Years
                        11 months, 23 days ago

                        that is possibly the stupidest thing I've ever seen

                        1. Freaki
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            This is by the most stupidest team I’ve ever seen as an Arsenal Fan myself

                            1. Nabs Kebabs
                              • 8 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Who cares how many touches Auba gets? He is not the type of players that needs much of the ball to do manage. He just needs good service. His strength is stretching teams with his ability to break behind not come deep and link with his teammates. That front 3 is honestly ridiculous. Mkhitaryan can't finish or cross a ball. He also doesn't have balls to put in a challenge. Kolasinac has big balls but how can can you play him in a front 3 with his poor first touch, crossing and decision making? Liverpool would absolutely smash this lineup out of the park. Arsenal can get something out of this game because Liverpool are trying to play higher up the pitch. Pepe and Aubamayeng can do serious damage is they can get in behind. Lacazette needs to have a big game and do all the link work. What I do agree with is that all 3 of Guendouzi, Torreira and Ceballos HAVE to play but will also have to put in incredible performances to screen the defence. If they don't screen our defence we're toast.

                          • Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Lol

                        2. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Either your format went wrong or you've been sniffing glue 😉

                        3. The Man Pastore
                          • 5 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Lol, wtf is that?

                          1. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            1) Auba got shut down by Liverpool last season (see article below)

                            https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11594599/pierre-emerick-aubameyangs-astonishing-stats-in-arsenals-loss-to-liverpool

                            2) Arsenal cannot go toe-to-toe with Liverpool at Anfield. If you want to go toe-to-toe then play Pepe, Laca and Auba and expect a hammering like last season.

                            3) Arsenal are susceptible to a high press - they need a midfield that has work rate. Auba and Pepe will not offer that down the wings and leave the full-backs exposed to Salah and Mane. They will also get lazy and allow TAA and Robbo to get forward easily.

                            4) Liverpool's midfield is mobile. Xhaka is not mobile and susceptible to giving away fouls and picking up cards. Not worth the risk

                            1. Nabs Kebabs
                              • 8 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Auba and Pepe don't always have to track back though. If they stay high they will stretch Liverpool who look vulnerable with this high line. Torreira, Guendouzi, and Ceballos should play as a flat 3 and shift wide when they need to. They have the mobility to do so. Xhaka needs to be on the bench, he is not fast enough to play against Liverpool.

                              1. diesel001
                                • 3 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                I don't think Liverpool will be playing a high line today. It is Arsenal - not Norwich or Southampton. Klopp is smart. Like Pep he learns.

                                And if you keep Auba and Laca high that might push Robbo and TAA back too, but it plays into Salah and Mane's hands. They will love going one-on-one against Monreal and AMN.

                        4. Business Cat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          I'd put Ozil in goal myself 😉

                          1. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            People have short memories. Arsenal tried to go toe-to-toe with Liverpool at Anfield last season. This was the result:

                            https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11594599/pierre-emerick-aubameyangs-astonishing-stats-in-arsenals-loss-to-liverpool

                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46656883

                            The xG in that game was Liverpool 3.91 vs 0.98 Arsenal. The result was therefore not a fluke. Arsenal got battered. A good manager would learn from that mistake.

                            1. Nabs Kebabs
                              • 8 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              The lineup was actually similar to yours.... the likes of Iwobi and maitland niles were playing on the flanks. Also what u fail to mention is that Lacazette started on the bench with Auba as a CF. Auba should play wide where has more space. Lacazette has the link up ability and awareness to create spaces for others. We won't have Lichsteiner and Mustafi starting this time which is a good thing.

                            2. Business Cat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Surely going toe-to-toe is the only way Arsenal will be anything out of a game against a top side.

                              They certainly don't have the defence to keep out Liverpool.

                              So surely betting on Auba, Laca, Pepe & Ceballos to outscore Liverpool is the best option.

                              I can remember when Arsenal unexpectedly beat Spurs last season...it was razor-sharp finishing from Auba that won the day...benching him against Liverpool would be suicide!

                        5. FOO FIGHTER
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Lost for words 🙂

                          • Meinhoff
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            I also hate when teams score goals

                          • Taking the Mkhitaryan
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Triggered everyone
                            Well played.

                          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • 10 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Liverpool with Adrian instead of Allison are like one of those big massive chains that holds a cruise liner to the harbour, except one of the links is a little normal sized link that you would chain a bicycle with

                            Liverpool with a partially injured/not 100% Adrian... well that’s a different story altogether, Arsenal, and Auba, could have joy, but it’ll be a good game hopefully

                          • Nabs Kebabs
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Arsenal started like this against Liverpool at Anfield last season

                            Leno
                            Lichsteiner Mustafi Sokratis Kolasinac
                            Torreira Xhaka
                            Maitland Niles Ramsey Iwobi
                            Aubameyeng

                            1 defensive winger (AMN) = Kola in your side and one winger with lack of end product (Iwobi) = Mkhi in your side.

                            Interesting...

                            1. Nabs Kebabs
                              • 8 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              And in the game at the Emirates that they got a point in a 1-1 draw

                              Leno
                              Bellerin Mustafi Holding Kolasinac
                              Torreira Xhaka
                              Mkhitaryan Ozil Aubameyang
                              Lacazette

                              Much more of an attacking lineup

                          • Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Auba starts imo

                        6. @FPLDIARYFPL
                          • 2 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          so how does the last man standin league work?? Is it below average go out each week??

                          1. The Man Pastore
                            • 5 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Yes

                          2. Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            I think we go out on the week we don't meet the average score

                          3. badgerboy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Yeah below the safety score. That score is determined by what percentage of people need to be cut that week. Think the percentage rises each week so that by the last game of the season there are only a couple of teams left.

                          4. mookie
                            • 6 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Gameweeks 1-4 = Bottom 5% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 5-8 = Bottom 6% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 9-12 = Bottom 7% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 13-16 = Bottom 8% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 17-20 = Bottom 9% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 21-24 = Bottom 10% or equal for the GW
                            Gameweeks 25-29 = Bottom (12,14,16,18,20)% respectively.
                            Gameweeks 30-35 = Bottom (25,30,36,42,50,60)% respectively.
                            Gameweek 36 = Top 4 or equal.
                            Gameweek 37 = Top 4 or equal from GW36 make the final with the winner taking the title (overall rank is the tiebreak decider).

                        7. el polako
                          • 3 Years
                          11 months, 23 days ago

                          Considering how deep McGinn was playing last night this late assist is like very nice unexpected bonus to a Heaton's CS.

                          1. Freaki
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              I went with Mat Ryan instead of Heaton so hopefully that works out

                              1. el polako
                                • 3 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                Played Montoya so I hope you right.

                            • Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Nothing better than a clean sheet for aston villa last night

                          2. Royal5
                            • 8 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Jota worth keeping if he blanks? Was considering Barnes but Burnley up against Liverpool next is putting me off.

                            1. Gudjohnsen
                              • 3 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              But Burnley have good fixtures after Liverpool.

                            2. pingissimus
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Look beyond that though and the fixtures look great. He won’t keep it up all season but right now Barnes is where to be - second to Pukki of course - in that price bracket. Wait for systemic failure first before ditching him as prospect imo

                              1. Royal5
                                • 8 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                Might gibe Jota Everton and the ship for Barnes. Ty

                          3. AzzaroMax99
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            I just realised that my captain is Salah instead of Sterling. Forgot to save the changes. 🙁

                            1. Gudjohnsen
                              • 3 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Don't worry Salah will score today.

                          4. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Anyone considering West Ham attackers?

                            A. Haller
                            B. Lanzini
                            C. Anderson
                            D. Someone else
                            E. West Ham are crap

                            1. COK3Y5MURF
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              F. See how they do today

                            2. Business Cat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              E, but I'll watch them nonetheless

                            3. But to who Chris Kamara
                              • 3 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              I’ve got Lanzini

                          5. Baked baines
                            • 5 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Once again Mings was a rock last night, he looks a completely different player to when he was at Bournemouth. Him and Ake could have been a formidable paring.
                            Any how, 4.5 looks a steal and will
                            No doubt go up in value. Already 2 games with BPS, an assist and a CS

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 10 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              He looked very calm & composed.... but Everton should have scored 2 ( DCLOL & Theo made sure they didn’t)

                              He’s also very injury prone, and has a habit of going to ground too easily imo, there were a couple of close calls last night again where he was putting his body in places he just physically shouldn’t Andy he’s going to get crocked if he keeps doing it

                            2. Corgzzzz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Agree with this...…….Im not a Mings fan but he has looked really good in all three games and seems to be the main man in that team. My only worry was the amount of goals conceded in the Championship last year...……...Will watch closely next week.

                              1. Baked baines
                                • 5 Years
                                11 months, 23 days ago

                                Heaton, Engels & Mings looks a very strong back line. Next few games I’m sure there is potential to pick up some points for sure.

                            3. pingissimus
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Still not sold on Villa defence.

                              That was a cs predicated almost entirely on woeful Everton finishing. Everton are gash in attack right now.

                            4. Kiwivillan
                              • 6 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Pulled groin in warm-up apparently. Injection and red bull good to go

                          6. pingissimus
                            • 1 Year
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Haha

                            According to captain poll I had 5 better options in my team than the one I went for. 🙂 At least I’ll probably be up on those who voted Digne

                          7. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                            • 2 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            All aboard the mods and cons ice cream van.

                            Stop changing the theme tune.

                          8. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            I can’t see myself not using a WC this GW, I don’t massively need to but price rises are coming too quickly, another GW and 4 players that I want to bring in will be .4 more expensive

                            1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                              • 2 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Was always my plan but had to go early as is the nature of the game.

                          9. mookie
                            • 6 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            Only 73% of WCers picked Sterling. Would've guessed 90%+. Must be the "coverage" managers going for KDB.

                            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              Makes me chuckle

                          10. mookie
                            • 6 Years
                            11 months, 23 days ago

                            How many WC template players do you own?
                            8 here, including Button and Lund whom I never plan to play.

                            1. pingissimus
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              10

                              Went WC last week. My differentials aren’t quite so differential now. But at least I’m 30 points up on GW3 players 🙂

                            2. Kiwivillan
                              • 6 Years
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              9

                            3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                              • 1 Year
                              11 months, 23 days ago

                              7 here