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Which Manchester City defender will replace the injured Aymeric Laporte?

Wednesday morning brought the widely anticipated news that Aymeric Laporte (£6.5m) faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Manchester City centre-half was stretchered off with a knee injury in the first half of Saturday’s win over Brighton and Hove Albion and has since undergone surgery, with the reigning league champions reporting that Laporte had damaged his “cartilage and lateral meniscus”.

No timeframe was put on his return by the club but widespread media reports suggest the French stopper will not return until 2020.

Who will replace Laporte at the back, then?

On paper, the Citizens only have two remaining orthodox centre-halves on the books: John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi (both £5.4m).

However, Fernandinho (£5.3m) featured in defence for a handful of games last season and has been training as a centre-half for the past few weeks.

With Stones sidelined with a thigh injury, the Brazilian was the man brought on alongside Otamendi on Saturday when Laporte was carried from the field of play.

Fernandinho said after full-time:

I’ve been training in this position the last couple of weeks. We still have two centre-backs but I can play in this position.

John was injured, Laporte comes off and I was the only one on the bench. It’s not a secret for me. The key is just to understand the concept of the way we have to play. The movements and the pace we use in games. It was my first time and I hope I can improve and do better next time.

Head coach Pep Guardiola said of the prospects of the Brazilian at centre-back:

He needs some processes, defensively especially. He is intelligent with a lot of experience and we will work with him. Unfortunately, we cannot right now because of the international break but we are going to work on it. We need him in this position.

Meanwhile, Guardiola said that he would have no hesitation in playing Kyle Walker (£6.0m) out of position.

Walker has featured in a back three for his club and country but never as a centre-half in a back four.

Guardiola said on Saturday:

It is what it is. It’s happened and the other guys will make a step forward. If one day I need to put Kyle Walker as a central defender, he is going to play there.

Laporte was the mainstay of the City defence last season, starting all but one Premier League match that he was fully fit for – a muscle injury affecting his capacity to play in Gameweeks 28 to 30.

In this article, we will look at the games in which Laporte didn’t feature at centre-half, including the handful of matches he started at left-back.

Walker didn’t feature at centre-half in a ‘two’ once for City last season, so we will not cover him in the below analysis.

We will pay particular attention to who deputised as the left-sided centre-half, as it is this position that Laporte has occupied since his arrival in Manchester.

The results of each fixture are also included, with City’s score always first.

Premier League

Gameweek 15 – Watford (a) 2-1

Centre-half pairing: Kompany (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: benched, used as a substitute
Otamendi: benched, used as a substitute
Fernandinho: central midfield

Gameweek 21 – Liverpool (h) 2-1

Centre-half pairing: Kompany (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: left-back
Otamendi: benched, used as a substitute
Fernandinho: central midfield

Double Gameweek 25 – Arsenal (h) 3-1

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Fernandinho (R)

Laporte: left-back
Stones: benched, used as a substitute
Kompany: injured, not in squad

Double Gameweek 25 – Everton (a) 2-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: left-back
Fernandinho: central midfield
Kompany: injured, not in squad

Gameweek 28 – West Ham United (h) 1-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Kompany (R)

Laporte: injured, not in squad
Fernandinho: injured, not in squad
Stones: injured, not in squad

Gameweek 29 – Bournemouth (a) 1-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: injured, not in squad
Fernandinho: injured, not in squad
Kompany: benched, used as a substitute

Gameweek 30 – Watford (h) 3-1

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Kompany (R)

Laporte: benched, unused substitute
Fernandinho: injured, not in squad
Stones: injured, not in squad

PlayerStarts at LCBStarts at RCBOn the benchInjuredStarts in CM
Otamendi50200
Stones04120
Kompany22120
Fernandinho01033

UEFA Champions League

Group Stage, Matchday 2 – Hoffenheim (a) 2-1

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Kompany (R)

Laporte: left-back
Fernandinho: central midfield
Stones: benched, used as a substitute

Round of 16, first leg – Schalke (a) 3-2

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Fernandinho (R)

Laporte: left-back
Kompany: benched, used as a substitute
Stones: injured, not in squad

PlayerStarts at LCBStarts at RCBOn the benchInjuredStarts in CM
Otamendi20000
Stones00110
Kompany01100
Fernandinho01001

Domestic Cups

FA Cup third round – Rotherham United (h) 7-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: benched, unused substitute
Fernandinho: benched, unused substitute
Kompany: injured, not in squad

FA Cup fourth round – Burnley (h) 5-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: benched, unused substitute
Fernandinho: central midfield
Kompany: injured, not in squad

FA Cup fifth round – Newport County (a) 4-1

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: benched, used as a substitute
Fernandinho: central midfield
Kompany: injured, not in squad

EFL Cup third round – Oxford United (a) 3-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Kompany (R)

Stones: central midfield
Laporte: benched, unused substitute
Fernandinho: rested, not in squad

EFL Cup fourth round – Fulham (h) 2-0

Centre-half pairing: Kompany (L) and Stones (R)

Laporte: rested, not in squad
Fernandinho: rested, not in squad
Otamendi: injured, not in squad

EFL Cup quarter-finals – Leicester City (a) 1-1

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Garcia (R)

Laporte: rested, not in squad
Fernandinho: injured, not in squad
Stones: central midfield
Kompany: injured, not in squad

EFL Cup semi-finals, first leg – Burton Albion (h) 9-0

Centre-half pairing: Otamendi (L) and Garcia (R)

Laporte: rested, not in squad
Fernandinho: rested, not in squad
Stones: benched, unused substitute
Kompany: injured, not in squad

EFL Cup semi-finals, second leg – Burton Albion (h) 1-0

Centre-half pairing: Garcia (L) and Sandler (R)

Laporte: rested, not in squad
Fernandinho: rested, not in squad
Stones: benched, unused substitute
Kompany: injured, not in squad
Otamendi: rested, not in squad

PlayerStarts at LCBStarts at RCBOn the benchInjuredRested/not in squad Starts in CM
Otamendi600110
Stones042002
Kompany110600
Fernandinho001142
Garcia120050
Sandler012140

Final Thoughts

Otamendi seems to be the clear understudy for Laporte, then.

In the 17 competitive matches that the Frenchman didn’t start in his usual position, Otamendi deputised as the left-sided centre-back in 13 of them.

Vincent Kompany stood in for Laporte on three occasions but of course has now left the club, while youngster Eric Garcia was the only other defender on the books who filled in as a left-sided centre-back (in the dead rubber of an EFL Cup semi-final, second leg against Burton Albion) in 2018/19.

Not since 2016/17 has Stones started a City league match as the left-sided centre-half, while on the two occasions that Fernandinho played in defence last season, he played as a right-sided centre-back.

Fitness-permitting, Stones and Otamendi will likely be the default pairing, with Fernandinho (and Walker, if necessary) chipping in with the occasional run-out.

Otamendi’s capacity to play on the left side of the central defence would seem to make him the more attractive, more secure option from a Fantasy perspective, although Guardiola would surely have to consider someone else in that position for the odd game or two given that City are also competing in the Champions League and Carabao Cup.

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  1. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Fine article but what it needs is how laporte absence effected their CS potential. What were the scores in the games above?

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Either way I can see Norwich scoring this week so going to wait on ota

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Fixtures suggest clean sheets but loss of Laporte could throw spanner in the works and rotation not good either for City defence which probably going to happen now.

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      They will keep cs after Norwich

    4. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Good point - had considered the possibility of that as a separate piece. Will add the scores to it now.

      With City I've always thought their main defensive weapon is simply hogging possession. And then regaining the ball high up the pitch with that aggressive press. Personnel at CB obviously still relevant (BHA had chances on Sat) but perhaps not paramount.

      (Cue succession of CS losses)

  2. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    So Martial looks like he will be fit for Leicester game after the IB.

    Still selling?

    Non owners, you getting him in?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Nope, did not have him and not considering him.

    2. Stormbringer22
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      If he is going to be fit, then I am keeping him in the squad and assess how he performs in the next couple of gameweeks.

    3. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Keeping for LEI and then reassessing

    4. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Will get him with 2FT GW after next is my current thinking.

    5. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      As a non-owner, it's between him and Haller. IF Haller keeps up his form, I doubt I will bring in Martial. Haller is also in the baps as well.

    6. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Don’t bother with Man United. We are a mess.

    7. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Sold him to gain a bit of value. United look all over the place. He got a few goals prior to ITB but Martial has always teased us with thoughts of becoming something more. Lack of BP too.

  3. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Hi all

    Currently on a WC and had a couple of q's if you don't mind.

    Who would you prioritize getting out of KDB and Aguero? And who to choose out of the 4.5 defenders.. Mings, Soyuncu, Lowton?

    Thanks

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      KDB and Soyuncu

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Do you have one of Salah and Sterling or both?

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      I already have Salah and Sterling.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        KDB at this point the player I am after. Must have in my humble opinion.

        I have Kun, Salah and Sterling. Not letting Kun and Salah go so Sterling to be chopped and KDB plus another in form midfielder to replace Sterling.

        If things do not work out with Kun then I can just go back to Sterling.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Thanks

    5. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      KdB. He's a bargain.

      Probably Lowton for his fixtures.

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Who would you prefer for the next few weeks

    A: Lanzini + King + 0.2m
    B: Mcginn + King + 1.1m
    C: Mcginn + Haller (-4) exact funds

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      C

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      C

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      C. Haller is the best forward in the game imo.

      1. JohnBlack
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        What makes him best?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          His ability on the ball and the lack of competition in his team

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Super creative team behind him (WHam are 2nd in xG), completely nailed on. Good fixtures, good form.

      2. SpoonPants
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        How dare you say that in front of the fantasy legend that is Kun Aguero...

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      C

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      C

      Think McGinn is still a decent call if you get Haller. Have him for the next two anyway and then will upgrade if he doesn’t return.

      WH are about goals and as Peter Ouch says he’s got the CF spot to himself - he also has a good record of assists.

  5. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Not sure why people are saying City wont keep clean sheets with Laporte out? Otanendi and Stones are quality CBs, combined they cost upwards of £80 million, and would be the first choice centre back pairing at Arsenal, Chelsea and Every club below them except United (Maguire).

    City will likely keep a good number of CS even with Laporte out

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Otamendi used to be. He is doing some ridiculous mistakes for a top level cb l.

      City will keep cs, bo doubt about it.
      I will bring otamendi in my team

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        He has been solid in the last 3 games and looks very fit. The quality is definitely there

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Stones quality? Ota would struggle for game time at LFC.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        I said Chelsea, Arsenal and below.

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        And yeah stones is quality. Always has been

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Sort of agree

      But their record last season with Laporte was a bit uneven. The cs haul came in the long run in when they clearly seemed to tighten up. They went on quite a long run when they conceded consistently- 7 on the trot?

      Still they are as good a bet as any right now. Don’t think the personnel is that key - it’s more about to what extent teams try to shut up shop imo

    4. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Rudiger is a better centre half than both of them in my opinion and I’m not sure either are better than Vertonghen, certainly they wouldn’t be n obvious first choice at Tottenham

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Well yeah Spurs are above Arsenal and Chelsea. Didnt count them in. Rudiger is 50/50, at par with them I'd say

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Your overall point I agree with though, they are hardly scraping the barrel on quality! And they are priced nicely, better picks than similarly priced players still

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Spurs firmly 3rd best in the league over past couple of seasons

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          I understand, you mean from third downwards rather than from Man City down. My mistake, sorry

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Yeah no worries. It's not the crux of the argument anyway, just supporting point

    5. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Can everyone please read I said Arsenal, Chelsea and below before contending?? Damn

      1. AndyCook
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah sorry it’s not completely clear you mean every team except Liverpool and Tottenham - teams that were below the teams you named as of last season

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Yeah I can see that now. My bad as well

    6. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I agree but I think it’s more because of how City play. Because they control games so well they don’t give the opposition many chances

    7. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Ota and Stones aren't quality. Ota has been making errors every game.

    8. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I am glad from an FPL perspective Laporte is out. Sure he is a better player but is he 1.1 mil better than Ota? maybe at LB but opposition players don't get that close to Citeh defense.

    9. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      City won the league with Fabian Delph playing left back - its more about the system than specific personnel.

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        Stones & Ota are both error-prone. City's overall squad will cope with the loss as their focus is attack and can outscore their opponents.

        I don't think clean sheets are nailed by any stretch. I think they will get clean sheets in some of their games but also concede quite a few more without Laporte. The loss of Kompany and now Laporte is a big deal for them.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 12 hours ago

          Oh for sure, I agree the loss of Laporte is big, but they'll still pick up more clean sheets than the vast majority of other teams, and if a route in is available at just 5.4, it makes sense to go for it.

  6. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Not much flexibility with this team currently due to the number of premiums on board but any thoughts on its sustainability for now ? Still hoping Greenwood becomes a starter at some point but reckon it's wishful thinking.

    Current plan is Jota to Barnes this week/next then Henderson to Pope GW6.

    Henderson (4.0)
    Trent, Montoya, Zinch, Lundstram
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Dendoncker
    Auba, Jota
    (Cantwell, Greenwood, Soyuncu)

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Seems GTG for now, but lacks flexibility with 4 premiums. Jota to Barnes a good move.

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Agree with this

      2. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        That's my thinking too, I'll reassess one GW at a time, still have WC in back pocket as and when major surgery is required.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I would get a Burnley defender rather than Montoya as you don't have Pope.
      Flexibility is an issue too.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah makes sense to have Burnley def cover, as I say I intend to get Pope GW6, cheers.

  7. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Which transfer would you prioritise?

    a) AWB > TAA
    b) Wesley > Haller

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Tough one

      B

    2. kyrgios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A

    3. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      B first imo. But very tight.

      United defensive stats are still pretty good. TAA is a gem mind so A is also a good call

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A. But since I have TAA I'm trying desperately to find a way to do B.

    6. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Can you do both?

    7. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      B

  8. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Best Laporte replacement

    A) Otamendi

    B) Attacking differential: Emerson / Maitland-Niles

    C) VVD (have TAA)

    Rest of def:
    TAA / Digne / Laporte** / Lund / kelly

    1. surends23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A and save the money to upgrade elsewhere.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Look no further than C.

      Chelsea shipping goals. Arsenal is like a lucky packet.

      VVD trumps Otamendi. Simple.

    3. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      B will concede too many goals I think so A

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Otamendi. Boring answer, sorry

    5. Spark Dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A for now but Emerson still interests me based on those early attacking stats. That leaky Chelsea defense is the turn off obvs.

    6. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      C

    7. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      C

  9. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    For those on wc, keeping Pukki ?

    1. Spark Dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Yeah....I do wish we had a few more weeks under our belts to judge the Pukki party.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      After one blank and you want to sell?

      I can’t believe the kneejerkness

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Nothing to do with kneejerk. Fixtures are not great , other options available (Barnes.abraham, Haller ) .

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Ah if you’re thinking Haller instead and want to cash 0.2 I think it makes some sense.

          More dubious about Abraham what with CL about to kick in. Chelsea are still wait and see for me. Over cautious perhaps.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Thanks Pingi !

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Yrs

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I’m not seeing obvious better value at that price point right now. He’s 6.7 if you got on him early.

      That could get you Barnes I guess but he too is likely over performing right now. I’d still put more money on Norwich goals than Burnley and Pukki has a sensational GI. Burnley historically average just over a goal a game and Barnes won’t get them all!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks for input pingi. I'll probably keep 🙂

    5. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I have never owned him, however if he blanks again his price will drop rapidly due to the impatient kneejerkers.

    6. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A few good cheaper options at striker at the moment - Pukki or not, you can still have three good ones. Having him could mean keeping up with the crowd, or having a lower owned option could be a potential differential...

    7. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Not on WC but I would keep Pukki. Got him at 6.6 so I still think he is great value. It depends how much you spent on him and if you could get a better candidate who is slightly more expensive by cashing in (Abrahams, Haller).

      I think Norwich appear more impressive attacking wise than Burnley. I can see the knee jerkers jettisoning him quickly if he blanks though.

  10. Spark Dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Pope (Heaton)
    Robbo Zinc Digne Lundy (Rico)
    Sterling Salah Mount Lanzini (Dendonk)
    Pukki Kane (Greenwood)

    Hold this in GW5 for a Dendonk to KDB & Kane to Barnes in GW6?

    Currently 0.5ITB

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Would that be for free?

      1. Spark Dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeh it would if I held in 5 and made the two free in 6.

  11. Nesvy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Who first?

    a/ AWB > BUR def (Lowton/Pieters)
    b/ Wilson > Barnes

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Is there an emoji representing a coin toss?

    2. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      id defo keep wilson, A if you must

  12. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Best replacements for Jota + Perez? (12.7m total)

    Heaton Button
    Robbo Digne Aarons Lowton Lundstram
    Sterling Mane (c) Mount Perez Dendoncker
    Kane (v) Haller Jota

    1. Spark Dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Lanzini or James for Perez, not sure about Jota...can you upgrade him to Barnes after the Perez change?

      1. cescpistols111
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Missing it by 0.1m 🙁

    2. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Same question mate here. I'm defo going with Barnes + you need to pick 1 6.0 or less midfielder.
      Iwobi, Ceballos, Mcginn could be good

  13. james 101
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Still can’t make my mind up on a cap this week.

    On kun right now bit also have Sterling kdb Salah mount pukki...

    Did you decide yet?

    Cap polls often look owner-influenced...

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane or KDB

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        I hate giving Kane the armband.

        He can haul massive amounts of just nothing.

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          *or

        2. LangerznMash
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          "He can haul massive amounts" that's what you are aiming for with the captaincy.

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Yes. But there’s always an evaluation of ceiling vs reliability

            Not talking Kane down. Just saying we all have players who have burned us...

      2. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Kdb is solid too. I’m surprised more don’t have him.

        Though I suppose more should have dilva too. I’d happily have more city in my team!

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Why would you consider Pukki?
      I'm on Salah C, Sterling VC

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        I am not. But I’m sure some will!

      2. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Salah is a great shout too

        1. Spark Dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          I've got Kane, Sterling and Salah and am on Salah at the mo if that helps haha. Not an easy week re the big C

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            I will prob go kun but Salah is really tempting against that opposition.

            Ha. Yeah. Not easy.

    3. Goonerly
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      City against a depleted Norwich defence should be great! Either Sterling or KDB for me

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Fair call

        And if you had kun?

        1. Goonerly
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Yeah, I'd propably stick it on him given his form.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Am on Kun - great form, against a terrible defence, relative differential, penalties

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Agreed!

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A fully rested Salah against a team who recently shipped three at Norwich is where I'm looking.

      If you want to go for one of the City guys, I'd look at Sterling over Aguero.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Also agreed!!

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          ...well, except the sterling bit. He’s great but kun send to be on one of those runs of form...

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Yep it's a tight call, a fully rested Aguero is also a plus, I just think Sterling edges it, could go either way tho.

    6. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      Salah. Rested for ITB and home against Newcastle.

  14. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    I really like maddison but his price is a bit awkward and fixtures not the greatest...would you keep on wc ? I keep on changing my mind 🙂

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      He is a quality player but I'm waiting until fixtures turn at GW9

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks .

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Personally not interested in him at all. Not sure why.

    3. Spark Dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      What Langer Mash said, waiting for Leicester fixtures to turn in GW9 before investing. Arsenal similar re fixture turn.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Might save 2ft and do a mini wc then..thanks all

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Players that can please the eye but have underlying weaknesses:
      Mount leaves spaces open. Presses well 50% of the time. resulted in a goal but also the other way round.
      Maddison movement fantastic. Finds space but I wonder sometimes his choice of pass. Needs to score and assist more often. I think Vardy as good as he is, does not suit Maddi.

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

        thanks kopkloppers !

  15. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Siggy and Martial to KDB and Ceballos for free? Yay or nay?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      100% yay

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes mate

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Yay.

    4. Goonerly
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Yay. Ceballos should be a starter now

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Ceballos gets 10 the first game and 1 the second game.
      not the quickest and PL teams could find him out dwelling on the ball.

    6. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 9 hours ago

      100% yes. KDB looking in great form with returns. Ceballos has great potential. Looked lively as a sub vs Spurs so expect him to start away to Watford. Arsenal has a good run of fixtures so hoping he cements his place with returns.

  16. Goonerly
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Want to replace Laporte and AWB - what moves should I do?

    A) Laporte --> Van Dijk - AWB --> Otamendi
    B) Laporte --> TAA - AWB --> Defender for max. 5.1, but who? Pieters, Sokratis, Soyuncu ?

    Appreciate any advice!

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      kinda like A myself

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Laporte to Trent, Wan-Bissaka to Tarkowski?

      1. Goonerly
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Not a bad move.
        I've already got Pope in goal, so would it be too risky with a double?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Ah right, I don't think I'd want to double up.

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Tough one. TAA seems like he's in a league of his own, but I can see how two nailed CB's on probably the two best defenses in the league is appealing.

      I think A is the best long term solution.

      1. Goonerly
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah think A is better long term. It's just.. TAA is so good! Such a high ceiling for points. But Van D & Ota could rake in the points as well. Both a threat from set-pieces

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      A with a consideration towards Vestetgaard

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Sorry meant B

  17. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Who is the best defender for 5.5 atm lads?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Otamendi

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        already have 3 City players otherwise he was 1st on my list.

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Coleman, Keane, or Matip? Tough one.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Got Emerson at present but i feel that he may not be keep as many CS's as first thought?

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          I forgot about him! Good pick. I think when Kante and Rudi return, their defense will yield some cleans.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      AMN

      1. Goonerly
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Bellerin should be back soon, so AMN will be second choice RB

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        AMN is on my radar 🙂

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      i still do think its awb

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      With Rudiger and Kante back; Emerson

    6. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      its emerson time in gw 7 yes

  18. limbu21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Matip, Rico, Greenwood
    OR
    Lundstram, Pieters, Ayew

    Most of the times two will be benched and all three sometimes. Which one to go for?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      B

  19. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Assuming Martial is back fit from next GW who would you prioritise getting:

    A) Martial
    B) Haller

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Probably Haller.

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Oh similar question below. I was wondering the same. Both playing striker for decent teams.

    3. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Stats says Haller too, but Haller played Norwich which skews the data a bit. But lets not forget he played City too. Haller should get more chances to score but Martial is quality so I wouldn't be surprised if he scores with the few chances he gets.
      I think its a close call but Haller wins it out for me, me specifically because I think there are better 6m Midfielders than strikers. I will have a 7.5 and 6 combination. I would rather have Haller and 6m Midfielder than Martial and 6m forward.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Well reasoned on the lack of 6m fwds.

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Agreed. The logic of a 7.5 striker and 6.0 mid is sound.

      3. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        I have the cash for Haller but Martial as a mid playing a forward role is tempting. ManU, are they that bad? Not so sure. Hype on every game they play creates bandwagons.

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 9 hours ago

          Sound logic. I think Haller could be next bandwagon if he continues his form and BAPS.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      B

  20. OleGGMU
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    On wc 0.5 itb
    Looking for some advice here lads
    Currently landed on this XI
    Pope
    Digne, TAA, VVD, Zinch
    Mane, Mount, Kdb
    Barnes, Aguero, Pukki
    Bench, button, cant, guend, lund

    Was on vardy but switched to barnes to enable rico to digne

    Apart from guendozi im anti arsenal, utd and spurs(apart from keeping an eye on son+kane) this season , caused havoc for me last season so ditching completely this season
    Mount would be out but he is in form, not bad fixtures barring lpool and not much of a selection atm in mids imo

    Lastly keep double pool or ditch vvd for someone else?

    Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Down grade VVD to Pieters from Burnley (good fixtures) & use funds for Mane to Salah?

      1. OleGGMU
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        Cheers mate , been thinking that aswell
        Thoughts on vvd potentially increasing in price prior to next gw? I do have cash itb to cover it but dont wanna caught, those 0.1's can be mega at times

        One more thing, kdb? Currently thinking good short term as i dont expect him to haul in goals as such, anyone catch your eye who is cheaper wiv similar assist potential? Tielemans maybe?

  21. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Guys put the recency bias aside and try to convey your opinion
    Martial or Haller?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Haller

      1. Rocky.007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Any reason? Or Gut feeling?

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      So far this season Haller's stats are far superior

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      West Ham's expected goals higher than Man Utd's so far this season.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I think it probably is Haller

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Haller. Manutd just look like they'll disappoint

    6. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Stats says Haller too, but Haller played Norwich which skews the data a bit. But lets not forget he played City too. Haller should get more chances to score but Martial is quality so I wouldn't be surprised if he scores with the few chances he gets.
      I think its a close call but Haller wins it out for me, me specifically because I think there are better 6m Midfielders than strikers. I will have a 7.5 and 6 combination. I would rather have Haller and 6m Midfielder than Martial and 6m forward.
      P.S: sorry for double post

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        James is a good shout for your €6m mid position.

        1. Rocky.007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Yes. Want to monitor for 1 more match. To see how involved he is when Martial is back. Trossard, Iwobi and James all looks interesting.

    7. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      As a manchester united fan - Haller. His stats are better and he is in the baps.

      Here are some stats for you:

      xG + xA per 90
      - Haller = 1.01
      - Martial = 0.44

      Shots per 90
      - Haller = 3
      - Martial = 2.67

      1. Rocky.007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Ya I did look at it. Read the comment above yours. Thanks for your input though. Haller is clearly better stats wise

    8. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Thanks for the input guys.
      Everyone seems to be on the Hallercopter.
      Currently sticking with Martial but hoping to hop on soon.

    9. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Haller because he has a far better attack looking after him.

  22. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Worth hanging on to Rashford for a few more?

    Super high on the XG stats, but not convinced on the eye test. Could go Haller, Barnes or Vardy (for a hit)...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Hold for this week at least at home to Leicester

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Not worth the hit.

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      ive had enough. confidence is very low

    4. OleGGMU
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Rash to Barnes or Vardy, more vardy than barnes primarily due to hauling ability and he has a good record against top6 .
      As a utd fan, they are absolute Sh!te atm, buildup play is pathetic, no sense of direction, constantly messing passes, cant cross or float a decent corner in , no one has the balls to run wiv the ball just pass around mindlessly, and the striker is embarrassingly missing 95%of the game and defo not a focal point of the team , they play like a relegation team hoping for a lucky counter that works ...

  23. COYR
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    Last piece of the puzzle for my WC team (barring any injuries):

    A) Pieters
    B) Lowton

    1. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      Lowton. Cheaper and more nailed I'd say. C.Taylor was 1st choice LB last season and was unfit at start of season.

      1. COYR
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        Good info, thanks!

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        This.. Lowton has quietly been creating chances too. Expect an assist soon

        1. COYR
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers, just the info I wanted!

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      lowton. but not too exiting, if you can strech to tarkowski thats better

      1. COYR
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 8 hours ago

        Only have 4.6m unfortunately otherwise Tark would have been a good shout. Lowton it is, cheers!

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Read this space. Vestergaard will get 6 goals this season.

      1. COYR
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 8 hours ago

        I hope so (as a Saints fan)! Only got 4.6m to spend so he's not really an option atm. Bednarek and Yoshida on the watchlist though!

  24. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    A bit far in advance but who would you prefer to captain between these two options in GW 7? Will help in form my next few moves.

    A) Salah (shu)
    B) Son (SOT)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      A

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I'd be looking at Son.

    3. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I'd go B if I had him

    4. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      I am a dullard, so A.

    5. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      son is not a captain option

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

        How come?

      2. gergin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Really?

    6. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Because everyone is captaining salah or sterling.

    7. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      its better to do the same thing as everyone else

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        Not always.

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        lol

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

        I think that GW there is no obvious high owned captaincy option so could be worth a gamble on someone else.

    8. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      I would go B

  25. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    1FT, 1.5 ITBmn, WC available

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Van Djik Digne Zinchenko Lundstram
    Mount Sterling (C) Salah Trossard
    Pukki
    (King, JOTA, Dendoncker)

    1FT with 0.1ITB

    Jota
    A) Haller
    B) Abraham
    C) Barnes
    D) Jimenez
    E) Any other suggestions

    1. FatmanAndRobin
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  26. Sndeshdhkl
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 14 hours ago

    bench one
    lunds - sou(h)
    dunk - bur (h)
    pukki - mci (h)

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

      Dunk

    2. FatmanAndRobin
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Pukki wont do anything against City

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      well, he scored at anfield...

      1. Wakanda 4ever
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        Wont score against Ederson.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Dunk

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Has anyone out together analysis on aguero impact on sterling?

    Looks like sterling is not as effective and no longer the main man with aguero

    It seems to suit him more when Jesus plays. More recently anyway

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      you are right. The build up is coming from the right this season (kdb). There will be lot of goals from aguero assisted by kdb. also on penalties. The better option this season is aguero m afraid

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      maybe KdB has bigger impact on Sterling?

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Its overthinking imo. He did well maaaany times with Kun playing too.

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Aguero has literally always been the main striker though.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        And Sterling had 1 bad game out of 4..looked unbelievably threatening in the other 3. Ppl basically get bored of the players they own after a bit. I thjnk that's it

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Sterling got a hat-trick with Aguero on the pitch against Watford last season.

    6. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Look at late goals scored by Sterling last year when Kun was subbed.

    7. Wakanda 4ever
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      They both have similar scores. Nothing to panic.

      1. OleGGMU
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        This!!
        Both can go missing whilst the other scores at times , personally i believe they cancel each other out long term wiv similar returna overall, luck dictates who hauls and when , both are dangerous but as i say can go missing regardless of who is on the pitch

    8. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      I do think there is something in the De Bruyne, Aguero partnership, I talked about it in pre season, which gets the best out of the latter, but there were occasions last season when Sterling outpointed Aguero when both on the pitch at the same time - Southampton springs to mind.

    9. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Actually, someone have and it turns out Sterling is better with Aguero while Aguero is more or less unaffected by Sterlings presence.

      Sterlings G/A per 90' with Aguero is 0.97 and without him 0.57

      (@ EricDFreeman on twitter if you want to see it for yourself)

      1. PrettyDick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        Someone has*

  28. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    How does this sound?

    AWB + Rashford > TAA + Haller(-4)

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Nobrainer

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      press the button

    3. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Getting rid of 2 players from a crap team to 2 good options. Do it.

  29. checkit_j
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Current team - 1FT / 0.7 itb

    Pope
    VVD -Digne -AWB -Walker
    Sterling -KDB -Salah -Mount
    Pukki -King

    Button - Greenwood - Dend - Rico

    Do I...

    a) AWB -> Lund
    b) AWB -> Lund + Upgrade King/Dend (-4)
    c) King -> ?
    d) Save transfer

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      hard to say ahead of IB games but if there aren't any injuries I'd say A

      1. checkit_j
        17 days, 13 hours ago

        So I should wait till after the weekend?

  30. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Zinc owners. What are your plans? Does Laporte injury/rotation potential after IB bother you enough to change or not?

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Nope. Zinch stays till someone actually starts ahead of him, which hasn't happened in a while.
      Just an easy direct switch to Otamendi later if someone actually starts ahead of him.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      I'm keeping until I see some evidence of him not being first choice.