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Which ‘fourth midfielder’ options have impressed so far this season?

A cost-effective fourth midfielder that can rival the premium options for points potential is often the key that unlocks a perfect Fantasy Premier League team.

Managers across the world will be searching for the best candidates for this position over the international break, especially those on a Wildcard.

In order to find them, we have compared a handful of midfielders priced at £6.5m or below to see how they got on in the first four Gameweeks.

The key is to find which of them is offering sustainable output from Gameweek 5 onwards which means analysing their underlying statistics.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. FCHOPELESS
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Ederson
      Lundstram - van Dijk - Digne - Dunk
      KDB - Salah - McGinn - Sterling
      King - Rashford

      Cantwell, Greenwood, Boly

      Ederson -> Pope & Rashford/King -> Abraham/Barnes?

      Is it worth keeping Cantwell and McGinn?

      Thanks

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Are those moves in order to free up cash for something? I see no immediate benefit

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Keep Ederson, Cantwell and McGinn.

      3. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Abraham barnes are good moves

    • Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Who has the best FPL team name?

      I went with "Digne get an agenda", in tribute to David Brent from The Office and the Do You Not Know Who Eric Hitchmough facebook group.

      Anyone else particularly pleased with their team name this year?

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Hahaha I like!

        I went with "Twee Arnold!", which is Dutch for "Two Arnold" and rhymes with the TV Show "Hey Arnold". And I did that because I recently moved to NL and I captained Alexander-Arnold (double points!) for the first two GWs (double GWs!). 😀 but that requires a little too much explanation hahah

        1. Soto Ayam
            5 months, 26 days ago

            So much creativity. I just chose song titles from a group I like. Just To Get a Rep is this year's name

          • Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Just changed to Ain't No Haller Back to be a bit more GW5 about it

          • Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            That is awesome. I love how it's so abstract that nobody would get it without an explanation, but has so many connections!

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Sweet Suppositories

          • IGgy007
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Team name ORRIEgunnarsolskjaer... my surname being orrie

        2. True Deadzoner
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Haller'lujah since Gw1

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Loved all the "Where's Leroy come from" posts whenever Sané scored

          1. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Ha. Brilliant. Hadn't noticed those.

        4. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          When we go to Malta we tend to stay at the Qawra Palace Hotel.

          As a QPR fan, calling my team Qawra Palace Rangers made perfect sense.

          My previous team name was The Disco Horses. Just so abstract I loved it.

        5. La Vida Latte
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I was a bit boring this year and went with No Kane no gain.

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            That's alright. No prizes are given for clever team names.

        6. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          OrigiMcManamanNuttah

          1. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I don't get it

          2. Punk as Fuchs
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Bravo! I get it, even if no-one else does

            • Sensible Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Excellent work

        7. Soto Ayam
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Any other vvd owners considering getting rid of after gw5? Especially if no cs against newc

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Feel free. Which of the other non clean sheet clubs you going to get a replacement from?

                1. Soto Ayam
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Most likely Burnley. Rotate with Lund, cantwell and free up cash to bring in in son or Pepe also

                  • Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Appears to have gone right over his head, Foo.

                2. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  In order to get cash for Barnes (/Tammy) he might be the one to go. Injury to Coleman or Zinch might change the situation.

              • smix
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Pope
                TAA KWP Digne
                Salah(vc) KDB Sterling(c) Mount Mcginn
                Haller Pukki
                Button Lundstram Montoya Greenwood

                GTG? Thinking of holding on to the FT incase there are no injuries to contend with

              • aarrgghh
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Bench one.Pukki,Dunk or Lundstram

                1. Meinhoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Dunk

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    If you are going to bench Pukki GW5 then you are better off selling him by opting for defenders.

                    1. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      People bench even Kane vs MCI away 😉

                      1. Too Many Hits
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        City away is different from City at home...

                        Personally either benching Zinchenko or Pukki and it's a close call atm

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Do not want to put a dampner on Martial owners and those who are thinking of owning him but minutes played on the right

                    Season
                    2018/19 1613
                    2017/18 1572
                    2016/17 1553
                    2015/16 2632

                    Who is still holding on to him 🙂

                    1. diesel001
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      His PPM is decent though. So the key with Martial is hold him while he is fit, rack up the points, then ditch as soon as he gets injured (even for a hit).

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          Very good plan when he loses value.

                          1. KDB4PREZ
                              5 months, 26 days ago

                              He’s literally the number one striker this year tho...

                        • Sharkytect
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          Don't get it. Playing a lot up front this season.

                        • pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          I know

                          Was all against him preseason but became convinced by United fans late on. Still hold him and 6 plus ppm is right up there of course.

                          Think he’s one you hold while he’s hot then ditch when not. Still got a few of weeks grace for me if he starts.

                        • IGgy007
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 23 days ago

                          If he remains uninjured, he is a definite starter. Rashy is trashy upfront. Definitely not a 9

                      2. Mcgugan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 26 days ago

                        WC team of:

                        Pope - Button

                        Otamendi - Digne - TAA - Lund - Kelly

                        Mane - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell

                        Pukki - Barnes - Haller

                        As good as it gets?

                        1. Nomar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          Yes.

                          No one will think of that combination of players all together in the same team.

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 26 days ago

                            Cheeky

                            1. Nomar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              5 months, 26 days ago

                              😀

                          2. Mcgugan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 26 days ago

                            I presume you are being sarcastic, but given we are 4 GWs in I’m not really chasing differentials on my wildcard...

                            1. baps sniffer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 26 days ago

                              Okay... 🙂

                            2. Nomar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              5 months, 26 days ago

                              You presume correctly, Sire.

                        2. baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          Who is The Differential 😉

                        3. Sharkytect
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          I think that may well be the ultimate FFS template.

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                              5 months, 26 days ago

                              Template is good for the average points every week I say.

                              1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                                • 4 Years
                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                The template is ever evolving and changing on a weekly basis and different players have different views on what the template is . This statement therefore cannot possibly be correct.

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    When the same teams keep on popping up?

                                    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      They are often very similar with the odd different player. I would say that these teams are good for above average points otherwise there would be no increases in rank as a consequence.

                                      1. AndyCook
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Any active team should be good for above average points given the number of inactive teams with injuries and suspensions

                                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          That is why I want to be different to the template.

                                          If I had the template which has been running for at least 3 weeks then catch up would be the order for many gameweeks.

                                          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                                            • 4 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            You're missing the point though. That template has changed every gameweek. If you think that it has remained the same then yes you would be playing catch up but this simply isn't the case. Martial was template 3 weeks ago as were teams including Josh King and Wilson . They certainly aren't now.

                                      3. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        And that team put up includes Ashley Barnes as a third striker. An equal number of other teams put up here still only go with 2 forwards.

                                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            I never said it was a bad team but majority are picking more or less the same team.

                                            You either follow or be different.

                                  • Mcgugan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Who do you think are the differentials to go after at this point?

                                    I can’t see many strikers, and it’s tough to move on the big midfield 3 - so it’s really just the 4th mid spot I see as the one with flexibility

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        You have to go with your gut if you WC.

                                      • Nomar
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        It depends on what formation you want to play too.

                                        I'm currently set up for 4-4 - 2, but current trends are leaning towards a 3-5-2.

                                        I have Donkey as my 5th mid at the moment, but changing to 3-5-2 means downgrading one of my defenders to upgrade my 5th mid.

                                  • Freddiebell
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Nice team

                                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                  Thoughts on eriksen ? Always delivers and only 8.8. not sure about spurs this season though ...

                                  1. CRO KLOPP
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Would rather have Son,but I could be wrong

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Thanks

                                  2. baps sniffer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    I'd prefer even Barnes or Abraham over him. Son is worth the extra.

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Ok I see your point thanks

                                  3. diesel001
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Think he has competition with Vardy, KDB, Son all a similar price and probably offering more points potential.

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Thanks .

                                  4. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Avoiding Spurs for now, clearly some unhappy people in their camp.

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Ok thanks

                                  5. mixology
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Solid pick imo, but seems like there’s decent 6-6.5 mid options who could be great value. But I think Eriksen is a solid pick-he should be motivated so big clubs will come swooping for him in the summer

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Thanks

                                  6. AndyCook
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Might not deliver enough to justify his price given competition around that price point

                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Cheers

                                3. CRO KLOPP
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                  1ft 1.9 itb
                                  Pope
                                  VVD Digne Otamendi AWB
                                  Sterling Mane KDB Mount
                                  Haller Pukki
                                  (4.0 Cantwell Lundstram 4.5)

                                  A) AWB to TAA (4-4-2)
                                  B) AWB and Wickham to 4.0 def and Barnes for a hit (3-4-3)
                                  C) save
                                  D) something else

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Thought you cleared this a fww days ago. A is far better than the other options

                                    1. CRO KLOPP
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Thanks mate, hope there will be no injuries

                                4. Baked baines
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                  ‘Today’s Football’

                                  Seeing a player Southampton didn’t want make the shortlist for the world 11.

                                5. baps sniffer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                  Nice article by the way. I am starting to wonder if Mount actually is decent enough to own at all. Changing formation to 4-3-3 might be better idea, since we can have three good budget strikers.

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    I like the fella. Only other player I would consider is James. Easy downgrade for me.

                                6. Mcgugan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                  I’m really tempted by Cebellos after watching him against Spurs, but concerned about his minutes. Any Arsenal fans able to advise?

                                  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Not an Arsenal fan but I completely agree. Xhaka out with a redcard gives him time to shine vs watford. Easy to shift him to McGinn / Cantwell in case we're wrong

                                    1. AndyCook
                                      • 3 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Red card?

                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        2x yellow*

                                        1. AndyCook
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          But he’s not suspended is he? Or have I missed something?

                                        2. Hakim Ziyech
                                          • 1 Year
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          Lol... but xhaka isn't suspended. I guess the way he tackles makes you think he is 🙂

                                        3. I Member
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          ???

                                        4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          My bad guys! He only got 1. Thought he got two. Mainly because he made a few reckless tackles. Sorry for the scare

                                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                    • 5 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Getting on wc. I feel his price tag is good enough to take a gamble

                                  3. TLF
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    I follow Arsenal and if I had Ceballos in my team id be quietly confident, certainly with the up coming fixtures. He's been superb whilst on the pitch and can see him getting more minutes going forward, quickly becoming a fan favourite too. There are goals against Watford & Villa, good chance a few Arsenal band wagons will emerge.

                                  4. AndyCook
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    I am an Arsenal fan and I’d be holding off, having said that if you have no more than 5.7 he’s worth the gamble because he is the only one at that sort of price with a potentially large upside. The team is too prone to rotation, obvious competition from Ozil in behind the strikers and then at risk in a 4-3-3 with Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi all relative favourites of Emery’s. He’s a wait and see if you are not short on money

                                  5. FOO FIGHTER
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Ceballos bandwagon just like James at UTD. If James can keep on scoring with all his shots on target then I am in. Just does not work that way does it?

                                  6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    I think people wildcarding during IB are making two mistakes

                                    1) Picking Aguero over Sterling when they should pick triple City offensively

                                    2) Not including Martial and team structure not allowing getting in Martial without dismantling the team

                                    Thoughts?

                                    1. Nomar
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      1) Budget is only £100m so very hard to have 3 City attackers.

                                      2) Not sure Martial is worth it and if you your unicorn of 3 City attackers then how can you afford him as well anyway?

                                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 5 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Treble city attack plus Salah plus martial ? Only have 100 m to spend 🙂

                                        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          I don't have Salah nor Mane

                                      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        I don't have Salah nor Mane. Went with Aguero over Salah for gw4. Will keep Aguero for as long as his.minutes are not managed. As soon as they get managed, getting Salah in is on the cards. But City look better offensively rn and a inform Aguero beats Salah and Mane in my book in terms of FPL points.

                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                          • 1 Year
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          I agree w the rest but you know an in form Salah/Mané beats Aguero in terms of fpl points 😉

                                          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Only if Aguero's gametime is managed. Check the fixtures. City have way better fixtures than Liverpool at the moment.

                                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Yes, I agree but generally, I am saying an in form Salah or Mané will beat an inform aguero in terms of fpl points regardless of fixtures, although based on the upcoming fixtures, Kun is expected to do better

                                    2. Klein
                                      • 4 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Problem is there are many offensive players delivering the goods. While defenders have not been reliable. TAA is doing great. Everton okay but not more injuries. Other team not doing great. So one spot for mci defender is very valuable.

                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Not sure City will be as good defensively without Laporte. He is a leader. Same cannot be said for Otamendi/Stones/Fernandinho

                                        1. BullDogTevez
                                          • 9 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          You clearly didn’t watch any football from the 17/18 season then.

                                    3. AndyCook
                                      • 3 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Martial or Haller, formation change to get him in

                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        That's a -4. You might have other problems to adress

                                        1. AndyCook
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          It’s a balance, what if Martial doesn’t do it?

                                      2. Freddiebell
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Rat her Abraham.

                                    4. Nicepix
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      1) Triple City sounds great on paper, but when the cup competitions come in I'm pretty sure that rotation will soon kill that dream. I have a personal belief that City will prioritise the CL this year.

                                      2) Martial could be a great long term pick. However, there is no sign yet that ManU are worthy of taking too big a chance on so far. On the other side of the coin, Martial is priced higher than his obvious alternatives so you are right in that if you swap him out for a £6.5m mid then you might struggle to shoe horn him in should he run into form. So, I agree with you and will be sticking with him if he doesn't look like being out for more than 2 GWs.

                                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        At some point, one of Aguero or Sterling, most likely Aguero will be rotated. No doubt. But as for now its a good idea imo

                                    5. Brosstan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Disagree on both points. Triple City attack is a strange decision when they have the best value defenders in the game. Martial is always injured and having a crock in your team is bad especially as European cup rotation is starting soon. United squad isnt deep enough to limit Martial's minutes so he will probably be injured half the time

                                    6. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Have this front 7

                                      Sterling KdB Martial McGinn
                                      Kun Haller Pukki

                                      Robbo Digne AWB feels a bit week 2 sadly

                                  7. Giggs Boson.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                    Starting to regret going Trossard to Mount last GW. Stats don't really support it, and neither do the fixtures...

                                    1. Nomar
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      I did that move too.

                                      I think it's the right one.

                                      1. Giggs Boson.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Burnley and Newcastle could prove stubborn for Trossard I guess. I think that was partly why I did it.

                                        Have you thought about Dan James?

                                        1. Nomar
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          Yes.

                                          Got to get rid of Laporte, so did some moves this morning. One involved Donkey to James.

                                          1. Nomar
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Mock moves, haven't made any transfers yet and not on WC.

                                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            I think the main problem with Trossard are the heavy shoulders.

                                            Same with Mount. I told myself I would stay away from Chelsea assets but Mount's fixtures are to good to pass up on.

                                      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Only the next two fixtures are tough for Chelsea. After that Chelsea got brilliant fixtures

                                      3. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        # Me too

                                    2. Baked baines
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Do we think “template” is an overly used word on here which sometimes is used in the wrong context?

                                      A lot of WC teams on here often have template as a reply. I admit in the past I have been found quilty of that!

                                      So I Have two questions

                                      1) Are we using this word as a lazy response to a team
                                      2) Can a template team get in to the top 5k if everyone seems to be adapting that team?

                                      1. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Template here compared with all the playing community changes i guess.
                                        Never been such high OR so don't know about 2.
                                        Template + 1/2 powerful differential players maybe the way to go 😮

                                    3. Blackice
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Already use ft, do i need something eles?

                                      Adrian pope
                                      TAA digne awb lundstram hanley
                                      Sterling kdb martial mount ceballos
                                      Firmino Haller pukki

                                      Thanks

                                      1. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Hope that none of the players get Injured 😉

                                    4. Amey
                                      • 1 Year
                                      5 months, 26 days ago

                                      Ridiculous attitude & discipline in United dressing room 😕
                                      https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11802514/nemanja-matic-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-responsible-if-manchester-united-do-not-compete-for-title

                                      Imagine someone saying this in Fergie era. He'd have eaten half of the player & sold him next transfer window after 😀
                                      Disgusting feeling as a fan

                                      1. Rash
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Hes probably off in January anyway

                                        1. Amey
                                          • 1 Year
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          If we sign any CM that is happening. Otherwise i can't see that tbh

                                          1. Rash
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Speaking of views on sir Alex

                                            https://youtu.be/Oz4AiigHMxk

                                            1. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Lol
                                              Yeah that's brutal.
                                              Just saw the same video on Facebook United people's TV channels 😀

                                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                          Fergie has smashed many a tea cup in the dressing room. Probably some remains of tea on the wall.

                                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                                            • 1 Year
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Hahaha

                                          2. Amey
                                            • 1 Year
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            😀

                                      3. Wakanda 4ever
                                        • 3 Years
                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                        Man City build up their play from the back. Only Fernandinho comes close to Laporte in terms of beating the press. Otamendi and Stones are error prone. I reckon that Fernandinho slots in place of Laporte.

                                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Pep Roulette.

                                          • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Wouldn't try to get second guess Pep. With Laporte out and Mendy back, no other defensive asset bar Ederson looks good as a set and forget

                                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Yes, I am holding off City defensive assets until Pep reveals his evil plan for GW5.

                                            2. JonBoy
                                              • 6 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Defenders beating the press mightn't be priority just days after players are back from internationals.

                                          • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                            • 4 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            Would you prefer?
                                            A. (Dendoncker to...) Ceballos or cheaper, with money to upgrade Rico to Soyuncu*/VVD to TAA.
                                            B. Trossard (up to 6.2mid) without said options.
                                            C. Or take - 4 for Greenwood to Barnes, also without upgrade options.

                                            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Team:
                                              Pope (Heaton)
                                              Vvd Zinc Digne Lundstram (Rico)
                                              Salah Sterling Kdb Mount (Den)
                                              Haller Pukki (Greenwood)

                                              1. Freddiebell
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Salah to Mane & vvd to Taa

                                                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  I have 1.7itb 1ft. Cheers though Fred.

                                            2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              A

                                              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                If you don't trust Ceballos go with McGinn

                                                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  Can't say I've seen either in any detail - or even if they are better than Cantwell

                                            3. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              If only 1 FT save
                                              Team is good for this gw

                                              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                                • 4 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                How about beyond that? Anything worth planning towards?

                                                1. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  I am personally planning to get Vardy in after gw 8
                                                  Might be difficult but he's worth it imo.
                                                  You can do that too maybe ??
                                                  Taking some ££ out of Defense & upgrading Haller to Vardy in gw 9 can be ideal imo

                                          • Nomar
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                            But he'd only be able to get half the price for him after that....

                                            1. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Lol

                                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  Fail

                                            2. g40steve
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Trying to see what WC team I can create,

                                              Current

                                              Pope
                                              Virgil, Digne, Lundstram, Trent
                                              Salah, Sterling, Ceballos, Mount,
                                              Pukki, Kane,

                                              Button, Cantwell, Montoya, Greenwood

                                              .6 itb.

                                              Possible WC

                                              Pope
                                              Trent, Otamendi, Digne,
                                              Sterling, KDB, Salah, Ceballos
                                              Pukki, Haller, Barnes

                                              Button, Cantwell, Lundy, Rico

                                              0 itb.

                                              1. Stef rocks
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Nah not worth at all - just do kane and mid to de bruyne and haller

                                                1. g40steve
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  Cheers just seeing options available, prices have slowed so more time to check.

                                              2. g40steve
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Pope
                                                Trent, Walker, Digne,
                                                Sterling, KDB, Salah, Mount
                                                Pukki, Ayew, Abraham

                                                Button, Lawton, Cantwell, Lundy,

                                                .1itb

                                              3. Freddiebell
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Even though you're WC looks better is it worth it?

                                                1. g40steve
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  No not really think I will hold, had shocker last week hence itchy fingers 😉

                                                  1. In a Rush
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                    Your potential wild card is almost the same as my wild card, except
                                                    Barnes ➡️ Maupay( bit of a punt I know)
                                                    Rico ➡️ Söyüncü
                                                    So I like it but I think my original team was in need of it more.

                                            3. Legohair
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Im wildcarding

                                              Pope-Button
                                              TAA-Zinchenko-Lundstram-Kelly-?
                                              Salah-Sterling-KdB-Maddison-?
                                              Haller-Pukki-?

                                              A. Digne, Dendo, Greenwood
                                              B. AMN, Cantwell, Ayew

                                              1. Stef rocks
                                                • 2 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                B more playing options

                                                1. Legohair
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  Yep, i really wanna digne but cant have all i guess. Maddison also risk because of tough fixtures but i really think hes gonna be top 5 midfielders this season.

                                            4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Anyone able to help on Maitland Niles - worth a look or not?

                                              1. g40steve
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Ars for attacking not clean sheets sorry.

                                              2. AndyCook
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                He’s at a strange price but I’d say don’t consider him, he’s not attacking enough to be a better option that 4.5’s

                                              3. Legohair
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                I think he is good pick, arsenal fixtures are soon delicious. Defence will improve little by little and glean sheets will come

                                            5. Stef rocks
                                              • 2 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              Took a small punt on Emerson on a WC but didn't pay at all vs SHU. Should i ditch him cause i cant see CHE getting CS vs wol and LIV (i have Lundatram and Cantwell on bench to play also) or keep the transfer.
                                              Rest of team:
                                              Pope
                                              TAA Digne Zinchenko Emerson (Lund)
                                              Salah Sterling De Bruyne Mount (Cantwell)
                                              Pukki Haller

                                            6. Somar
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                              If you want to climb up the rankings over the next 4 weeks or so, get in Son and thank me later!

                                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                  Spurs assets are rocking the charts.

                                              2. Markus
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                Great article. Are you going to do one on mid price strikers as feels like lots choosing between pukki, haller, Barnes and abraham

                                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                    Stick Greenwood on your bench for the rest of the season and go for the best 2. Midfield is where the points are this season.

                                                  • JonBoy
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                    Tell everyone Pukki's way ahead of his xG and the other three should be the better? They might do. We'll see... 😉

                                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                                        I have Aguero and Pukki up top. Greenwood sitting nicely as my 3rd sub. He might stay there for a while.

                                                        1. JonBoy
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                                          Aguero is also way ahead, but a known beast.

                                                          Greenwood over Ayew?

                                                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                                              Yeah I do not know. How much points will you get from Ayew sitting on your bench?

                                                              1. JonBoy
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                I don't know. How much value does he gain sitting on your bench? 😉

                                                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                    Only gone up by 0.1m. I reckon Greenwood keeping his value is a safer bet.

                                                      • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        5 months, 26 days ago

                                                        The ideal WC based on the information we have now would imo look something like this (similar to the team I got now with a few changes)

                                                        Pope Button
                                                        TAA Digne Lowton Lundstram Kelly
                                                        Sterling KDB Martial Mount Cantwell
                                                        Aguero Abraham Pukki

                                                        Easy to get in Salah in case Aguero's minutes are managed by doing -> Aguero + Cantwell -> Fodder + Salah

                                                        For now I firmly believe Aguero looks the better option compared to Mane/Salah

                                                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          5 months, 26 days ago

                                                          Kelly, Martial, Mount, Tammy in WC. Umm...

                                                          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                                            Kelly: Could be another 4.0 ofc
                                                            Mount: Maybe James a better option
                                                            Martial: A no brainer. Maximum out for one more gameweek I believe. OOP
                                                            Tammy: Striker from Chelsea. Brilliant fixtures after the next two

                                                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                                              Chelsea have CL as well. Double up on Chelsea biggest mistake you can make. Triple up on UTD which I have seen is just bordering on ridiculous 'no pun intended'.

                                                              There are just some teams you need to stay away from this season but I am counting on Mount though for his fixtures.

                                                          3. Legohair
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            5 months, 26 days ago

                                                            I dont thinks so. Ucl is coming so that's means rotation. Salah dont play this int.break so he is fresh against castle

                                                            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                                              Sure is. But Newcastle are defensively more sound than the likes of Norwich. City has better fixtures.

                                                          4. FOO FIGHTER
                                                              5 months, 26 days ago

                                                              Lol, it is either Salah or Sterling. Let's just get that straight.

                                                              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                Yes. And I got Sterling in this one. Point?

                                                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                    I am happy for you that you think so.

                                                              2. pingissimus
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                Wilson and Haller

                                                                Good form great fixtures and spearheads of attacking teams.

                                                            • FOO FIGHTER
                                                                5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                Remind me who is EPL king?

                                                                1. pingissimus
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                  King of course

                                                                2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                    5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                    Sorry FPL.

                                                                3. Somar
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  5 months, 26 days ago

                                                                  I've always been curious because I'm not on this site as much as I want to be due to other life commitments but how busy is it on International Breaks? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being extremely busy (which I suspect not)?

                                                                4. E_John
                                                                  • 7 Years
                                                                  5 months, 25 days ago

                                                                  As a fourth midfielder, what are the thoughts on Iwobi?
                                                                  currently deciding between Jame, Iwobi and Trossard - im looking for a slight differential