Fixtures

How the Champions League and Europa League could affect FPL assets

The UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages get underway on the other side of the international break.

The first ties take place in between Gameweeks 5 and 6, with the final group matches scheduled for mid-December.

The seven Premier League sides involved in European competition will also enter the Carabao Cup at the third round stage and, if these clubs progress to the quarter-final of that competition, they will play twice a week, every week, from now until the turn of 2020 – with the exception of the international breaks.

Four of the “big six” sit in the top seven of our Season Ticker over the next six Gameweeks (we’ll be Frisking the Fixtures over the international break) and players from these teams may be dominating Fantasy managers’ thoughts when it comes to transfers and Wildcards.

With that in mind, we thought it was worth a look at the fixture schedule for Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers over the next two months, given that all of these teams are still involved in European competition.

We have stopped at the end of October as the TV fixtures for November and beyond have yet to be announced, so there is a lot of rejigging to the Premier League calendar still to factor in.

We’ve had a fairly easy ride in the first month of 2019/20 but rotation may start to become more of an issue with all seven of the aforementioned sides competing on multiple fronts.

Jurgen Klopp said of his squad ahead of Gameweek 4:

We need them all, we need them all 100%. It is the very first part of the season, the first four Premier League games, and we had a busier schedule than other teams but still not that busy during the week.

That will all come afterwards, so no reason for resting players at the moment. It is about finding rhythm, finding the mood again, that we do the right things in the right moment. It is not the moment for a lot of changes.

After this international break, that will change completely. In the moment, the defensive set-up or whatever, as always, it is about who is in the best shape.

We have had a full week to train and when the boys won the last game and showed me then that they are still in their best possible shape, then we will only think about a couple of really small changes.

Pep Guardiola, when asked about Joao Cancelo (£5.4m), also said last week:

When we come back from the international break, we have Norwich, after three days, we have to travel to Ukraine, after three days we have a game here, then Carabao Cup. Start the real season in terms of a lot of games.

Joao, we’re delighted what we have seen but arrived late so was not in pre-season. Joao started to understand what to do. And now, maybe tomorrow, maybe after the international break, he start to play. He has to be ready.

Wolves, one of the most settled sides of 2018/19, have already been in midweek European action this season and some Fantasy managers have already suffered the consequences of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Europa League-influence rotation: Diogo Jota (£6.4m), Jonny (£5.5m), Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) and Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) have all been benched once in the league already.


Below is a club-by-club itinerary for September and October, with the fixtures in italics Champions League/Europa League/Carabao Cup ties.

We will look at how the respective clubs’ managers approached team selection around the group stage last season in a follow-up article tomorrow.

Manchester City

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Norwich City (a)
Wednesday 18 September: Shakhtar Donetsk (a)
Saturday 21 September: Gameweek 6 – Watford (h)
Tuesday 24 September: Preston North End (a)
Saturday 28 September: Gameweek 7 – Everton (a)
Tuesday 1 October: Dinamo Zagreb (h)
Sunday 6 October: Gameweek 8 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Crystal Palace (a)
Tuesday 22 October: Atalanta (h)
Saturday 26 October: Gameweek 10 – Aston Villa (h)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Liverpool

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Newcastle United (h)
Tuesday 17 September: Napoli (a)
Sunday 22 September: Gameweek 6 – Chelsea (a)
Wednesday 25 September: MK Dons (a)
Saturday 28 September: Gameweek 7 – Sheffield United (a)
Wednesday 2 October: Red Bull Salzburg (h)
Saturday 5 October: Gameweek 8 – Leicester City (h)
Sunday 20 October: Gameweek 9 – Manchester United (a)
Wednesday 23 October: Genk (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Chelsea

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Tuesday 17 September: Valencia (h)
Sunday 22 September: Gameweek 6 – Liverpool (h)
Wednesday 25 September: Grimsby Town/Macclesfield Town (h)
Saturday 28 September: Gameweek 7 – Brighton and Hove Albion (h)
Wednesday 2 October: Lille (a)
Sunday 6 October: Gameweek 8 – Southampton (a)
Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Newcastle United (h)
Wednesday 23 October: Ajax (a)
Saturday 26 October: Gameweek 10 – Burnley (a)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Crystal Palace (h)
Wednesday 18 September: Olympiakos (a)
Saturday 21 September: Gameweek 6 – Leicester City (a)
Tuesday 24 September: Colchester United (a)
Saturday 28 September: Gameweek 7 – Southampton (h)
Tuesday 1 October: Bayern Munich (h)
Saturday 5 October: Gameweek 8 – Brighton and Hove Albion (a)
Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Watford (h)
Tuesday 22 October: Red Star Belgrade (h)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Liverpool (a)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Arsenal

Sunday 15 September: Gameweek 5 – Watford (a)
Thursday 19 September: Eintracht Frankfurt (a)
Sunday 22 September: Gameweek 6 – Aston Villa (h)
Tuesday 24 September: Nottingham Forest (h)
Monday 30 September: Gameweek 7 – Manchester United (a)
Thursday 3 October: Standard Liege (h)
Sunday 6 October: Gameweek 8 – Bournemouth (h)
Monday 21 October: Gameweek 9 – Sheffield United (a)
Thursday 24 October: Vitoria Guimaraes (h)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Crystal Palace (h)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Manchester United

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Leicester City (h)
Thursday 19 September: FC Astana (h)
Sunday 22 September: Gameweek 6 – West Ham United (a)
Wednesday 25 September: Rochdale (h)
Monday 30 September: Gameweek 7 – Arsenal (h)
Thursday 3 October: AZ Alkmaar (a)
Sunday 6 October: Gameweek 8 – Newcastle United (a)
Sunday 20 October: Gameweek 9 – Liverpool (h)
Thursday 24 October: Partizan Belgrade (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Norwich City (a)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Saturday 14 September: Gameweek 5 – Chelsea (h)
Thursday 19 September: Sporting Braga (h)
Sunday 22 September: Gameweek 6 – Crystal Palace (a)
Wednesday 25 September: Reading (h)
Saturday 28 September: Gameweek 7 – Watford (h)
Thursday 3 October: Besiktas (a)
Sunday 6 October: Gameweek 8 – Manchester City (a)
Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Southampton (h)
Thursday 24 October: Slovan Bratislava (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Newcastle United (a)
Tues/Weds 29/30 October: Carabao Cup fourth round

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. james 101
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    GTG? (Bench right?)

    Pope
    Matip Lunds Mings Dunk
    Salah Sterling(vc) KDB Mount
    Pukki Kun (c)

    (Button Cantwell Greenwood Kelly)

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Triple City feels good this week

      Could all go wrong of course...

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Anything in the bank?

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        £1.9

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No FTs left though...

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I would upgrade that defence with the money you have left.

              1. james 101
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Good call. That’s my plan next week.

                To be fair they have some good fixtures this time.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Improve defence next GW. Nothing worth a hit and nice front 6.

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks mate.

          Thinking the same

    3. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Which one to replace awb with?

      A) VVD
      B) Otamendi
      C) Stones

      Pope
      TAA Robbo Digne AWB*
      Sterling KDB Son Martial Mount
      Haller

      4.0 Greenwood Kelly Wickham 0 FT 1.2 ITB

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Downgrade and bring in pukki or Barnes or whoever?

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Think a city/pool defender outscores them.

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Easy b here

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Is Kun driving over the International break?

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Golf?

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          BMW

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Wasn't the Dutch cabbie at fault last time?

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Caddie?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Golf on the brain?

            1. james 101
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Actually not a fan

              Just got caught in a loop...

        2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'm not sure tbh.

    5. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Which two City players to have on my current WC team to go alongside Salah?

      A) Sterling
      B) KDB
      C) Aguero

      Currently have A + B but not owning Aguero is worrying me slightly

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A and B safest

        1. Danstoke82
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No Kun you feel is a good move? My current front 3 are Barnes-Pukki-Haller

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Dunno about good move but you can't have them all. Think Aguero could be very dangerous next couple of GWs but then Jesus will start eating into his minutes again.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 14 days ago

                We do not know though how Pep roulette is going to happen this season.

                If Kun has the same amount of minutes as last season which works out to less than 3 games compared to what Sterling had them I am happy with that. Kun was also injured for 4 GW's last season. Could have easily outscored Sterling with points.

                Aguero is in beast form, yes He has Jesus wanting minutes but Sterling has Mahrez and Bilva wanting minutes too if Pep had to start with Jesus and Aguero.

                Guess the picture will become clearer once Jesus is fit again.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Will be interesting if Aguero starts against Norwich and then Jesus plays the Champions league game midweek as it could setup a little run of league games for Aguero (nor, WAT, eve) with Jesus (shk, pne) playing the midweek cup games.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yeah, going to be very interesting to see.

                      Thank heavens I can just go Aguero out, Sterling in if things go down the pan for Aguero but you want a player with his form on the pitch. Looks like he will score in every game at the moment.

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I have both but am only considering capping Aguero between them right now. Who knows how many goals he could get if he starts vs both of Norwich and Watford.

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            #Slaughterhouse

            2. wasp3000
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A and B. I feel the mid priced forwards are the way to go and Kun may get rotated without jesus over CL schedule

            3. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A B for me

          2. Salah4Ever
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            So i didn t see any aston villla games, so can someone tell me is worth to get mcginn or wesley for the upcoming fixtures . And which would you prefer?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Not sure on Wesley but have a look at McGinn's price. You cannot go wrong having him as a 5th midfielder.

                1. Salah4Ever
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  it is cantwell to mcginn or greenwood to wesley, or just play lundstram

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Not sold on Wesley. I have Greenwood on my bench and was thinking to trade him for Ayew but that money is better off upgrading my defence. How many times does one use their 3rd sub? Greenwood can do his job as 3rd sub for the rest of the season unless I have to move on Aguero.

                      I want to move on Cantwell as do not want a Norwich double up with Pukki. I can upgrade Cantwell too.

                      McGinn a decent option for your 5th midfielder. His job is to keep on making the points tick over.

                2. Trossard or not Trossard
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Pick Grealish like me if you like getting robbed. McGinn and even Trezeguet are better picks than Wesley imo.

                3. True Deadzoner
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  argatron currently not working - Alternatives?

                  1. True Deadzoner
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Gargatron

                    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Listerine

                  2. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Anewpla.net

                  3. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    floss

                4. Out of Position
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I am in strange conundrum here. I would ideally want to wait till the end of international break to make my transfers but it seems I will get priced out of my planned moves due to Jota's imminent price drop.

                  Should I do Jota + Wan Bissaka -> Barnes + Otamendi now to avoid getting priced out?

                  Or

                  Should I wait till the press conferences and then probably do Jota + Wan Bissaka -> Barnes + 5.0 Defender?

                  1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Roll the dice, get the players you want.
                    Be bold and live life to the full.

                  2. Hazardous Matarial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Otamendi is in the Argentina squad..

                5. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Salah, Sterling and KDB are making fantasy teams so boring, feeling like you have to have those 3 really takes the soul and character out your team.
                    I want to explore players like Son, Pepe, Auba, Aguero but the way the prices are your basically foolish to risk it.

                    I feel like Auba is ofc going to be a good pick for the season, and Son and probably Pepe will explode soon enough but it will be nightmare trying to get them in.

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        We need a chip limitless to budget restrictions, won't you love that? 🙂

                        1. La Roja
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I would absolutely love that

                          You sir, are a certified genius

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Lol

                          2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              tbh my ultimate dream team only costs like 108-112 mil so I dont need that much more 😀

                          3. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            No one is forcing you to have all 3. If you drop one of Salah and Sterling you can have several differentials in the Son/Pepe/Vardy range

                            1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                yea I know, its just their scary ownership. I wish not so many people went with those 3.
                                But yea thats not me tbh, so I doubt I will conform ^^

                            2. Salah4Ever
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I was thinking the same but the city fixtures are as good as Arsenal fixtures so need to stick to the better team, just waiting for Pep to start his roulette and everyone will go crazy

                            3. True Deadzoner
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              lol who force you??

                              1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  u have an 8 next to your name, you surely understand the concept of ownership right? Their ownership amongst the top managers pretty much determines their inclusion in your team...

                                  1. Albrightondknight
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Not if they all get it wrong and you get it right.
                                    Following ownership will get you a good rank but breaking from the mould has potential for great success but of course abject failure too 🙂

                              2. Albrightondknight
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                I have Sterling KDB Mane and Son and I don't think the team is that poor elsewhere
                                Having Salah over Mane would of course mean further sacrifices in defence or up front.

                              3. Markus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                I think one of salah/sterling is definitely losable. Sterling if you go for aguero instead, salah based on pretty rubbish fixtures after Newcastle, which essentially gets you two mid-premium differentials. Some combination will probably score more than salah+6.5m in that time, it's just picking the right one, and having to take the consequences if Salah hauls

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Salah can score against anyone, so can Sterling but Salah = FPL King ever since he arrived at LFC and I expect he will be top of the pile come end season again.

                                    1. Marmalade Forest
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Probably. But let me set a scene:

                                      -He is top player come GW38
                                      -He does this despite a poor period in GW6-12
                                      -You sell him for that period and bring in the mid-upper priced players for GW6-12.

                                      -You bring him back for GW13

                                      That’s how you force yourself high up the ranks.

                                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        There aren’t any good defences in the PL.

                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Liverpool and City clearly are

                                2. Twisted Saltergater
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Salah, KdB, Aguero and Firmino for me.

                              4. La Roja
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Xhaka “ they always talking about my mistakes”

                                Well then stop making them you plonker

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Exactly

                                  • Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    “Well, Ted, like I said the last time: 'it won't happen again'

                                  • Freddiebell
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Xhaka is a terrible player. Arsenal will nothing with they're backline.

                                2. fc_skrald
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Play one:

                                  a Grreenwood, LEI home
                                  b Cantwell, MCI home
                                  c Rico, EVE home
                                  d Hayden, LIV away

                                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    b

                                  2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    That's some stinking fish right there.

                                    1. fc_skrald
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Thanks, I know 🙂 Got 0.9 million to change one of them...

                                      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Play Cant's 2 points.

                                        1. fc_skrald
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Thanks, I will do that

                                    2. Hakim Ziyech
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Haha... a bunch of rotten bangus

                                        1. fc_skrald
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          I dont like points on my bench - still a saw Haydens 6 points there last gw

                                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                              I get, the same also.Less budget for bench players.Play Cantwell buddy

                                          2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            I've brought you in, I think you maybe the best 4.5 in the game

                                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                Who is me 🙂

                                                1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  Guendozi.

                                                  Don't you know who you are? 🙂

                                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Haha... tbh, prefer being guendouzi than luiz based on recent displays 🙂 Good pick bud

                                          3. Marmalade Forest
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            I’d wager if you play

                                            A) 0-1 points. 50% autosub.
                                            B) 1-7 points. 20% auto sub
                                            C) 0 points. 100% auto sub
                                            D) 1-6 points. 20% auto sub

                                        2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            Not seeing Rich in any wc teams, no one considering him? Will be a big differential at this rate, he would be in my team if wcing.

                                            1. Brosstan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                              Too expensive in an overrated team. I personally think hes the most overpriced player in the entire game.

                                              1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  probably over-priced yea, but I think he will be getting goals

                                              2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                Delph + Iwobi make him much more desirable henceforth.
                                                A much improved performance at last.

                                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  This

                                              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                He frustrated the life out of me at 6.5 last year

                                                At 8.0 it doesn't bear thinking about

                                                But no doubt he could do well

                                                1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    Yea he is not my kind of player at all, I would always go Siggy before him normally but Rich seems more appealing this season for some reason

                                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      I think both his fullbacks offer much better value

                                                      1. dbeck
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Praying for a Coleman attacking return soon

                                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Surely but during the IB 😉

                                                2. Lindelol
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  Heaton Button
                                                  Robo Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu Lundstram
                                                  Salah Sterling KDB Mount Dendonker
                                                  Wilson Pukki Greenwood
                                                  0.7 itb 1 FT

                                                  1. Robbo to TAA
                                                  2. Robbo + Greenwood to Matip + Barnes for -4 (have exact cash for this)
                                                  3. Dendonker to Cantwell
                                                  4. Robbo + Greenwood to Mings + Haller/abraham
                                                  5. Any other

                                                  1. dbeck
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    5, save

                                                    1. Lindelol
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      hmm that can also be an option

                                                  2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    I was anti Matip preseason but he's made me eat my cabbage.
                                                    So gaining the beast Barnes while retaining the Pool defence is dandy in my eyes.

                                                  3. Devo-McDuff
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    2

                                                3. De Gea is GOAT
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  WC team. Any thoughts guys?

                                                  Pope Button
                                                  TAA Digne Zinch Mings Lowton
                                                  Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Dendon
                                                  Barnes Vardy Green

                                                  1. Amey
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    This one is balanced 🙂

                                                  2. dbeck
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                    It’s a beaut, is double Burnley def a thing?

                                                    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        lol no, if you go Burnley defender then it has to be Heaton in goal surely?

                                                        1. dbeck
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          He also has Mings which rules heaton out . I just love a double up, the best differentials. It could work with their fixtures

                                                          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              tbh probably will work 😛

                                                              1. De Gea is GOAT
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Definitely not a thing haha but fixtures looking great so worth a punt. Can always switch to another 4.5 if need be. Thank you all for the feedback. Im much happier with it now 🙂

                                                    2. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Thoughts on this team and the proposed transfer? 1.8OR so need to react.

                                                      AWB + Rashford > TAA + Haller(-4)

                                                      Ryan
                                                      TAA Digne Dunk Lundstram
                                                      Sterling Mane KdB Fanderson
                                                      Haller Pukki

                                                      Button Mount Soyuncu Wickham

                                                      Appreciate all advice!

                                                      1. Boxwoods
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Looks good.

                                                      2. Freddiebell
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Like you're team

                                                    3. Mcgugan
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      I’m considering no Salah or Manw on wildcard. Would have a midfield of Sterling-KDB-Son-Mount

                                                      Gives so much flexibility in the team. My main thought is I’m more likely to captain Man City players so 12.5 is a lot to spend...

                                                      1. dbeck
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        It’s viable but my issue is Son, not sure what he has done to warrant selection.

                                                        1. YekiM
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Korean Ronaldo tbh

                                                    4. dbeck
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Good moves, play mount over Lund imo

                                                      1. dbeck
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                        Reply fail to athletic

                                                        1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Cheers mate. Yes debating Mount...the fact I’m benching I’m suggests I don’t want him in the team.

                                                          1. dbeck
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Mounts a good pick at a good price.

                                                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Agreed just can’t see many goals against Wolves and Liverpool but then after that looks good again.

                                                              1. dbeck
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                True, it’s why I’m holding on bringing him in, but if I had him it’s an easy keep

                                                    5. LarryDuff
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                      What's your current overall rank?

                                                      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          around 350k, dropped from 170k last week with 55 :l

                                                        • Miguel Sanchez
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          140k

                                                        • rokonto
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          What's yours?

                                                          1. LarryDuff
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            2 months, 13 days ago

                                                            29k

                                                            1. rokonto
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              2 months, 13 days ago

                                                              53k 🙁

                                                        • JonBoy
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Just under 8k.

                                                          1. LarryDuff
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            2 months, 13 days ago

                                                            Woh congrats 🙂

                                                        • Karan14
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          1.71m

                                                        • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          Top 10 %

                                                        • ragnarlookbrood
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                          2.956

                                                        • sovietrockettes
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            18k

                                                          • Trossard or not Trossard
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              165k :'(

                                                          • Mcgugan
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Arsenal fans - any info on Cebellos?

                                                            Do we expect him to start most weeks, now the fixtures are easier?

                                                            1. JonBoy
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              No one can know yet.

                                                              Integrating a record transfer (Pepe) and the best player (Ceballos- on a one year loan with no option, ensures by Ceballos himself) is a tough task.

                                                              I'm saying this as a Ceballos owner.

                                                            2. Klein
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Not a fan here.
                                                              He would if they had any other managers. Emery is evil. One bad game can land you weeks in bench. If they wanna win he must play.

                                                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Is he a big gamble at that price though ? Even if doesn't play all games playing for an attacking arsenal team with good fixtures surely he'll get some.returns ? Or is it better to go with a nailed option like mcginn ?

                                                                1. JonBoy
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  Guess it depends on whether he is a gamble or a necessity for a manager's points.

                                                                  We forget that we are all in different places.

                                                            3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Is Ozil still a thing?

                                                          • Kaiser123
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Salah / James vs Mane / Haller. I’m still swayed by A because of Captain choice.

                                                            1. mookie
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              B because Mane is just as good and cheaper. Haller should do much better than James.

                                                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Mmh agree with Haller ...not sure about the other statement 🙂

                                                                1. mookie
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  Most don't

                                                          • Jacky boy
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                            How long you think you will keep digne?
                                                            His attacking returns are fine. But CS chances are really meh
                                                            Wolves got 4 big chances vs them this week
                                                            Although everton got a good run till gw 13

                                                            1. dbeck
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Imagine owning Coleman, do I need to ditch?

                                                              1. Jacky boy
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                I would ditch for a city/pool def. No other teams

                                                                1. dbeck
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  I’m maxed out on those slots. Robbo VVD salah KDB raz Zinch. Guess I’ll hold

                                                            2. JonBoy
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Everton's defensive stats were excellent back end of last season, I'm led to believe.

                                                              1. Jacky boy
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Last season!
                                                                Gueye has gone. No zouma and gbamin is injured

                                                              2. Klein
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Last season they had different backline too. Zouma is gone. Now there is injury.

                                                                1. JonBoy
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  Zouma- the legend he is at Chelsea?

                                                                  Defences are based upon systems and management.

                                                            3. mookie
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Until GW 13, then he becomes a Liverpool defender. At least that's the plan.

                                                            4. Brosstan
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Marco Silva is a bad defensive manager. Everton will concede tons.

                                                              1. Jacky boy
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                That's my thought

                                                              2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                  he had the best defensive home record in the whole of europes top leagues prior to joing the premier league though, so is that actually true?

                                                                  1. JonBoy
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    And best defence in Europe back end of last season. 8ish cleanies in 11 or something crazy like that.

                                                                    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        i think he is naturally defensive minded but Everton want attacking football so he is caught in a transition trying to find a balance between defending and attacking.

                                                                      • JonBoy
                                                                        • 6 Years
                                                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        8 in 11 it was.

                                                                        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            nice

                                                                  2. Jacky boy
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    I myself am heavily considering selling after SHU and before city to ota/stones

                                                                    1. Warby84
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      I’m slightly surprised by this, I remember benching away to city and he got an assist, for me he’s a season keeper..

                                                                • Hakim Ziyech
                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    If only Mane was on spot kick duties, Salah would've been a name for the past

                                                                    1. Kip
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      This

                                                                    2. Klein
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      Without spotkick salah was the top fpl point scorer in 2 years. Now he has penalties when milner is not playing (most games).

                                                                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          Mané was the only player out of the 3 highest goal scorers last season without spot kick duties. He could easily finish above salah if he was good at taking them.

                                                                          1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 10 Years
                                                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                            and Salah

                                                                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Salah takes pen

                                                                                1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  this season

                                                                                  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Salah scored some pens last season.

                                                                                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 10 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      How many was it? 2?

                                                                                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                          between 3-5 I believe

                                                                              • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Not to mention he has defensive duties in Pool's system whereas Salah is the furthest man forward. And he still managed to share the Golden Boot. Probably why Salah is so selfish and doesn't want to pass to him.

                                                                                1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Salah doesn’t want to pass to anyone. It’s not just Mané. I only have noticed this as a Firmino owner this season.

                                                                                  1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    True. Firmino was even more open than Mane in that match. That was the moment that pissed even Klopp off. But this has been happening more frequently with Mane since last season.

                                                                                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 10 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      Yeah, rivalry is good but not if it costs Liverpool some goals and points.

                                                                                  2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      Yes & out of those 3 forward men, Salah is the least clinical imo.
                                                                                      Mane>Firmino>Salah

                                                                                      Salah will always have big chances to score but will waste alot of them compared to Bobby & Sadio

                                                                                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      Yes but on some occasions, I see Mané as the furthest man forward from the 3. It is the fluidity in the attack.Mane is just as good as Salah to me.

                                                                                  4. Freddiebell
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    ^^ This ^^

                                                                            2. YekiM
                                                                              • 10 Years
                                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Best Def 4.4?

                                                                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Lundstram

                                                                                1. YekiM
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Cheers, he at any risk of going above 4.4 soon?

                                                                            3. TAB
                                                                              • 2 Years
                                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Thoughts on this WC team ?

                                                                              Pope-Button
                                                                              Lundstram-Lowton-Otamendi-TAA-Digne
                                                                              Cantwell-Salah-Sterling-KDB-Dendonker
                                                                              Pukki-Haller-Barnes

                                                                              1. Kip
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Looks pretty template, nothing wrong with that if you dont mind the Norwich attack double up

                                                                            4. Kip
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              • 5 Years
                                                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Callum Wilson: 7.8mil and has (EVE, sou, WHU, ars, NOR) up next.

                                                                              Why on earth is his price still dropping?I’m seriously considering him as my Jota replacement

                                                                              1. pingissimus
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Can’t wait to get him

                                                                                Absolutely berserk that he’s dripping with 4 from 4 and those fixtures.

                                                                              2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Agreed, it's strange.
                                                                                He could do well, good player.

                                                                                1. pingissimus
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Suppose it’s the Pukki effect and people getting over excited by the SU Villa fixtures first up and expecting double digits. To my mind the exciting fixtures start in 6 - you missed Watford out!

                                                                                  1. Kip
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • 5 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    True, (wat) should be added to the list as well

                                                                                  2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Makes sense.

                                                                              3. Marmalade Forest
                                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Shouldn’t be allowed to drop. Price drops shouldn’t be based solely on sales.

                                                                              4. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  Yes,He is a decent option tbh

                                                                              5. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                  even tho 3 seems the right way, 4 at the back still appeals to me, and double pool defence also still looks appealing. TAA + VVD returns still not bad even with lack of cs

                                                                                  1. Marmalade Forest
                                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    I’m on TAA/Robbo/Coleman and Digne.

                                                                                    I’m happy with the return so far.

                                                                                    Played all four every week, 69 points.

                                                                                    Average return of 4.3 per person per game for an average price of 6.4m.

                                                                                • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Heres some pretty damning statistics about corners which I thought was quite interesting:

                                                                                    - Since 2000 PL corners which led to a goal (indirectly) = 3.1%
                                                                                    - Since 2000 PL corners which led to a goal (directly) = 1.2%
                                                                                    - Across the big leagues 40% of corners dont clear the first man
                                                                                    - Across the big leagues only 16% result in an attempt on goal, with only 7% of those attempts being on target

                                                                                    So does having a player who takes corners really add to their appeal? I doubt it, but maybe there is some exceptions to that rule. (TAA says hi)

                                                                                  • Salarrivederci
                                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    No need to WC this team right?
                                                                                    -4 though. Moving AWB -> Walker/Otamendi after next week for free. 0.5 ITB

                                                                                    Ryan
                                                                                    TAA - Robertson - Digne - Lundstram
                                                                                    Salah - Sterling - Dilva - Mount - James
                                                                                    Wesley

                                                                                    (Button, Pukki, AWB, Greenwood)