Frisking the Fixtures

Which teams have the best and worst upcoming fixtures?

Our regular “frisk” of the Premier League fixture list returns ahead of Gameweek 5.

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

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

The Strong

Manchester City

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

Many Fantasy managers will consider Manchester City assets “fixture-proof” but a favourable run of matches doesn’t do any harm, either.

Pep Guardiola’s side sit top of our Season Ticker over the next half-dozen Gameweeks and are the only Premier League club to avoid a ‘big six’ club during that time.

City’s next two opponents have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and indeed Watford’s 16-match shut-out drought extends back to February, although the re-appointment of the pragmatic Quique Sanchez Flores might help solidify the Hornets at the back.

Norwich City, Watford, Everton and Aston Villa, four of City’s next six opponents, sit in the bottom six for big chances conceded this season.

From a defensive perspective, all bar Norwich of the Citizens’ next half-dozen opponents are scoring at a rate of one goal per game or worse.

No team has scored as few goals as Watford this season.

All six of the sides that Guardiola’s troops face between now and the end of October sit in the bottom half of the table for big chances created.

Burnley

Next six: bha | NOR | avl | EVE | lei | CHE
And then: shu | WHU | wat | CRY

Having been bottom of the Season Ticker in Gameweeks 1 to 4, Burnley’s schedule is about to get much more favourable.

Gameweek 5 marks the start of a ten-game sequence in which the Clarets meet only one of the ‘big six’ and even that fixture is against an unconvincing Chelsea side.

No other top-flight club has fewer meetings with last season’s top six teams between now and the end of November.

For those interested in Ashley Barnes (£6.7m), Chelsea and Norwich are two of five clubs yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

Daniel Farke and Dean Smith’s newly promoted teams have are in the bottom four for shots on target conceded, meanwhile.

The Clarets pose a real threat in the air and in the Canaries and Villa, Sean Dyche’s side are facing two of the five teams who have allowed the most headed chances in 2019/20 – although Brighton, Everton and Chelsea have been less obliging from crosses.

The medium-term fixture list is perhaps not quite as kind from a defensive perspective but no club has allowed fewer big chances than Burnley this season, despite their unfavourable start.

Arsenal

Next six: wat | AVL | mun | BOU | shu | CRY
And then: WOL | lei | SOU | nor | BHA | whu

Arsenal’s favourable fixture run goes on even longer than Burnley’s and we can expect to see the north London club regularly appearing in this series of articles over the coming months.

In their next dozen Premier League matches, the Gunners face only one other ‘big six’ side: the Gameweek 7 meeting with Manchester United preceding a sea of blue on the Season Ticker until mid-December.

Unai Emery’s side face all three newly promoted clubs in this time and five of last season’s bottom ten.

Watford are first up and are without a clean sheet in 16 league matches, although the appointment of the defence-first Quique Sanchez Flores perhaps comes at an inopportune time for the Gunners.

The Hornets, Villa and Bournemouth, three of Arsenal’s next four opponents, sit in the bottom six for big chances conceded.

No FPL forward scored more goals than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) against non-big six sides last season (19 in 26 games).

Tottenham Hotspur

Next six: CRY | lei | SOU | bha | WAT | liv
And then: eve | SHU| whu | BOU

Spurs face only one of the ‘big six’ in the next ten Gameweeks, with a trip to Anfield the one obvious off-putting fixture.

Even better, the Lilywhites’ next six home matches are all against sides who finished in the bottom half of the Premier League or who were in the Championship last season.

Spurs’ upcoming half-dozen away games are perhaps not quite so appealing, with meetings against five of last year’s top ten plus a trip to a Brighton side that has performed fairly well in 2019/20 so far.

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

Spurs’ next two opponents could make life hard for their attackers, as Palace and Leicester are among the five teams who have allowed the fewest big chances this season.

Roy Hodgson’s side have conceded the fewest goals in the top flight in 2019/20 (two), with Leicester having shipped only one more.

From a defensive perspective, there is encouragement: Spurs’ next five opponents all sit in the bottom half of the table for shots on target in 2019/20.

Everton

Next six: bou | SHU | MCI | bur | WHU | bha

Everton have just two meetings with ‘big six’ clubs from Gameweeks 5 to 14, with the visit of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur the only dots of red on the Season Ticker.

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

The Toffees have recorded shut-outs in ten of their last 15 league games but the fixture list is perhaps less welcoming from a defensive perspective, given that they face three of the four teams who have recorded the most big chances this season (City, West Ham and Brighton).

Away trips to Bournemouth and Burnley, with Callum Wilson (£7.8m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) to deal with, will pose tricky tests, too.

Goals have started to flow at the other end of the pitch, at least, with seven being scored in the last two league and cup games – more than Everton had managed in their previous ten matches dating back to the start of pre-season.

Moise Kean (£6.9m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) were both handed their first Premier League starts in an Everton shirt in Gameweek 4 and both delivered attacking returns.

In Bournemouth and West Ham, Everton are facing the two sides who have conceded the most big chances this season.

Those two clubs and Brighton have shipped a combined 22 goals this season, although 12 of those were conceded to Manchester City.

Bournemouth

Next six: EVE | sou | WHU | ars | NOR | wat

Ryan Fraser (£7.3m), Callum Wilson (£7.8m) and Josh King (£6.4m) have all lost hundreds of thousands of FPL owners over the last month and dropped in price in doing so.

Wilson has ticked over with exactly five points in each Gameweek but the better value elsewhere so far has prompted many managers to move on their Bournemouth assets.

The Cherries’ upcoming fixtures are perhaps among the best in the division, though, certainly from an attacking perspective.

Everton, West Ham, Norwich and Watford, along with Bournemouth themselves, sit in the bottom five for big chances conceded this season.

All bar the Toffees of Bournemouth’s next six opponents sit in the bottom ten for shots in the box and efforts on target conceded, meanwhile.

ALSO CONSIDER

Chelsea (wol | LIV | BHA | sou | NEW | bur) are riding high in our Season Ticker but fixtures against Wolves and Liverpool immediately after the international break slightly dent their appeal – even if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and the Reds aren’t perhaps as watertight as they were in 2018/19.

The Blues themselves are still without a clean sheet and interest in their Fantasy assets may instead be focused on the likes of Mason Mount (£6.4m) and other forward-thinking players.

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

Aston Villa (WHU | ars | BUR | nor | BHA | mci) have some appealing home matches ahead but their run of away fixtures between now and Gameweek 15 is the worst in the division.

Still, meetings with West Ham, Arsenal and Norwich should offer encouragement for their midfielders and forwards: these three clubs sit in the bottom five for shots in the box conceded this season.

The Weak

Leicester City

Next six: mun | TOT | NEW | liv | BUR | sou

Leicester face three of last season’s top six between now and the October international break and sit bottom of our Season Ticker as a result.

There is an appealing home fixture against Newcastle within this run, although the Magpies beat Brendan Rodgers’ side at the King Power Stadium at the back-end of last season and the Foxes have not really convinced against wing-back systems in 2019/20.

It should be noted, of course, that 31 of Jamie Vardy‘s (£8.9m) 83 Premier League goals have come against ‘big six’ teams.

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

Crystal Palace

Next six: tot | WOL | NOR | whu | MCI | ARS
And then: LEI | che | LIV

Fourth-place Crystal Palace may be a team in form but are another club who face three ‘big six’ sides in the next half-dozen Gameweeks.

Chelsea and Liverpool then follow in Gameweeks 12 and 13.

With eight of Palace’s next nine opponents finishing in the top half last season, the Eagles are firmly rooted to the bottom of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 5-13.

Martin Kelly (£4.1m) has been a popular budget asset this season but even if he recovers from injury and keeps his place at the heart of the defence, his owners likely won’t be using him for anything other than bench fodder between now and the end of November.

Even the “winnable” games within this run come against teams who have impressed from an attacking perspective so far this season: Norwich and West Ham, for example, sit in the top six for shots on target so far in 2019/20 (despite having both faced Manchester City).

Those two teams (and perhaps a clean sheet-less Spurs and a Europe-occupied Wolves) can be got at defensively, of course, but Palace’s attacking assets haven’t really convinced this season – only Watford have scored fewer Premier League goals.

Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) could be a decent, benchable third striker for the coming months but Palace’s medium-term role in the Fantasy world maybe more about how much they can frustrate our other FPL assets: the Eagles have conceded fewer goals than any other Premier League team this season.

Newcastle United

Next six: liv | BHA | lei | MUN | che | WOL

Fantasy managers have largely avoided Newcastle United assets this season – and not just because of their fixture run.

The Magpies are in the bottom three for big chances created and goals scored in 2019/20 so far, although the backs-to-the-wall display at Spurs may offer hope that the defensive solidity of the Rafael Benitez era hasn’t totally evaporated.

Steve Bruce’s side have already played the two north London clubs in the opening month of the campaign and now face three other ‘big six’ sides between now and Gameweek 9 – starting with a trip to Liverpool.

Third-place Leicester also host the Magpies in this period.

Newcastle sit bottom of our Season Ticker for attack over the next six Gameweeks but they, like Palace, may play a significant role in how more popular offensive assets from the likes of Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea do over the coming Gameweeks.

Watford

Next six: ARS | mci | wol | SHU | tot | BOU
And then: CHE

Winless and bottom of the table, Watford’s fixtures don’t get much easier in the medium term.

The Hornets face five clubs who finished in the top seven in 2018/19 over the next seven Gameweeks, although home matches against Sheffield United and Bournemouth appeal more.

Watford will be hoping for some kind of new manager bounce following the appointment of Quique Sanchez Flores, whose pragmatic reputation will hopefully – from their point of view – address the obvious defensive problems at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets have not kept a league clean sheet since February, a run that stretches back 16 matches.

No side has scored fewer goals in 2019/20, meanwhile.

The next five Gameweeks at the very least could be an audition period for Watford’s assets and tell us more about Flores’ preferred system and personnel, as well as what effect he is having on their underperforming squad.

ALSO CONSIDER

Liverpool‘s mixed fixture run (NEW | che | shu | LEI | mun | TOT) has to be acknowledged but, like Manchester City, the Reds are one of a handful of teams that Fantasy managers may consider “fixture-proof”.

Their three ‘big six’ opponents in the next half-dozen Gameweeks, Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs, have hardly fully convinced this season, either.

From a defensive perspective, matches against Newcastle and Sheffield United offer decent clean sheet opportunities: only Watford have scored fewer goals than the Magpies this season, while the Blades are ranked bottom for shots on target.

The Reds’ other four opponents during this run are all in the top half for goals scored and shots attempted, however.

At the other end, Chelsea and Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet between them this season – although all bar the Lilywhites of Liverpool’s next six opponents sit in the top half in terms of fewest expected goals conceded.

Sheffield United (SOU | eve | LIV | wat | ARS | whu ) themselves have a mixed bag of fixtures, although John Lundstram (£4.2m) is their only outfield first-team regular who is owned by more than 1% of FPL bosses and is eminently benchable for the tough defensive tests after Gameweek 5.

Manchester United, Southampton, Wolves, Norwich and Brighton all face two meetings with ‘big six’ clubs over the next half-dozen Gameweeks but have some more appealing fixtures around that so the picture doesn’t quite look so bleak at that quintet of clubs.


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2,083 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts? 1FT. If all players are fit planning on rolling the transfer. Have WC still.

    Ryan (Button)
    VVD, Digne, AWB, Lundstram (Söyüncü)
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Robinson
    Jota (Pukki, Greenwood)

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Martial G AWB A or are you benching?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I’m playing them both - Martail G AWB A is exactly my expectations 🙂

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Think I’ll need to bench Lund 😉

  2. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What kind of returns would you expect from a 6.0 - 7.5 mid or forward?

    2 attacking returns in 5?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Pretty much at the lower end. I’d get impatient at 7.5 if the returns were low.

      That said Jim was brilliant last season just for being consistent - low returns with blanks in between.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yep. It's never nice to see a blank when you get someone in, but always worth holding for 3 weeks at least imo

  3. Mr. Clueless
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Would it be stupid to own KDB, Sterling and Kun

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I honestly think it gets overlooked! think its genuis

      1. Mr. Clueless
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Obviously rotation is the risk. But the way the three of them are playing togeather!!

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nope. Wouldn't say it was ideal though.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Not at the moment - but longer term there is still quite a bit of uncertainty over Jesus vs Aguero

      City are the best atttacking team and score most goals so owning as many of their attackers as possible can never be stupid

      1. Mr. Clueless
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I assume Aguero will start but his minutes will be managed with Jesus fit

    4. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      With quite a few budget options flying around, it’s perfectly feasible to achieve this.
      It’s bound to bite you at times though with Pep at the helm...

      1. Mr. Clueless
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Old Pep, waiting for the day that not one of them start

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          You just never know... 😉

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A good play but the lack of decent defences in the league atm makes me side towards having a City defender instead.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Have it

      But it’s prolly a 2 week play for me.

      1. Mr. Clueless
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Then I can downgrade one and fund city defense

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Yes

          I’m still half hoping for either Mendy or Cancelo. Have Digne and AWB as placeholders for them from Gw2 wc

  4. limbu21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Who might score more points under 6.5 for coming 2 weeks?
    Lamela
    Ceballos
    Iwobi
    Mcginn
    Or any other? Want someone in place of mount for 2 weeks and get him later when his fixtures turn better?

  5. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ryan button
    TAA digne AWB lundstram Kelly
    Sterling mcginn Salah cantwell dendonck
    Aguero Greenwood pukki
    1 FT 2.2 ITB

    Greenwood and AWB to barnes and Pieters (-4)?
    Or
    Kun & mcginn to haller & KdB (-4)?

    1. maratus
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Thats so unbalanced team.
      Greenwood and Dendocker are fodder options 1-2pts.
      Lundstram and Kelly are cheapies who has super horror fixtures incoming.
      You cant rely on Cantwell either?

      I would simply do Sterling -> KDB and upgrade greenwood or dendocker (its sideways sort of, but fixes your team)

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sorry didnt register that much money ITB.
        I would simply do Greenwood -> Barnes

        1. The Red Devil
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Keep AWB? don't think United will keep too many CSs

          1. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Lundstram will score like 5pts together from 5 games after this Soton game.
            Dendocker prolly average 2pts for game
            If you are happy to play Cantwell every week, its ok.

            1. The Red Devil
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Yes, cantwell starting GW 6-10

            2. The Red Devil
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              So will AWB 😛

      2. The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I'm not selling Sterling for sure, I was gonna use lundstram & cantwell as rotating 11th player, though cantwell has good fixtures after city

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe just fix the defence and upgrade Kelly or Lundstram to Lowton and you have atleast chance for cleanies

      1. The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I'm thinking Pieters

  6. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sorry got bottomed out!
    Quick DZ vote in captain of
    Salah or Sterling?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      The team that are playing relegation fodder that don't know the meaning of defend and don't have the defenders even if they did 😉

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        no concerns over a bench cameo from Raheem?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Nah, don't mind the scaremongering on here, he'll play a good hour at least imo!

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            he has always been my choice. Coming on here has made me doubt it a bit!

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      That is an incredibly unfortunately worded first sentence....

      Salah

  7. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    0.1 off Barnes to Wilson...prob for the best anyway 🙂

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep

      Wouldn’t want you getting too far ahead. 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Wilson & Vardy are the two I feel I might be missing a trick on but will hold tight for now!

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Those are exact two I’m aiming for in 7! Need to lose Kun and Pukki though so no rush here.

          Quite fancy Siggy too

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yup, a lot can happen between now and then though! GL for the GW mate!

  8. infamousprob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What is this news about Barnes having a Groin injury? Is he out?

    I am on a WC and currently have Barnes starting... should I switch him to Pukki/Kean?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 12 days ago

        If he has groin problem would he start? He could but a gamble.

      • Stadium of Dark
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Heard that Barnes was over his groin problem and will be fit.

        I am also on a WC and getting Barnes

        1. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          but why would Dyche mention about groin problem if he is now fine... is he playing mindgames against Potter or what...

    2. mdm
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bench one:

      A. Lundstram (SOU)
      B. KWP (CRY)
      C. Pukki (MCI)

      Thanks

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Morning all...

      Pope
      VVD / Otamendi / Lundstram
      Sterling / Martial / KDB / Ceballos
      Firmino / Pukki / Kane

      Button / Guilbert / DougLuiz / Hanley

      0ITB 0FT

      Keeping Martial, unless Ole says I should get rid.

      Just got a couple of questions I hope someone can help me out with.

      A) Play Guilbert WHU(h) or Pukki?
      B) Captain?(currently Sterling).

      Thanks...

      1. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Pukki, Raz (c)

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          As is then... 🙂 ty

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Pukki for me

        Sterling I suppose (have Kun)

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, Agüero would be my pick. Ty

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Which West Ham mid is the best option? Thinking either Anderson, Lanzini or Yarmolenko

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Lanzini is the best player but hard to say if he's the best FPL option, hoping he is although feel Felipe might outscore him!

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Look very similar to me, but feeling there might be a bit more of an end product from Anderson whereas Lanzini is a bit like D Silva

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yup, sounds about right...I just love Lanzini as a player though 🙂

      2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Which one will score more is too hard to predict, may aswell pick a name out of the hat. For that reason, I went for Anderson last week and this was my main reasoning;

        Yarmo - not nailed and injury prone
        Lanzini - Very injury prone
        Anderson - nailed and not injury prone

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Makes sense, cheers both!

    5. ZAWAd25
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Planning on upgrading AWB and VVD >>> Digne and TAA by GW6

      Can only do one of them this week. Which one would you do first?

      A) AWB to Digne
      B) VVD to TAA

      1. KDB4PREZ
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A

        • Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A as there are slight concern about AWB. Wait for presser still

        • B.D.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A

      2. Punty
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Waited almost 2 weeks in international break before doing King -> Barnes last night since it was safe then.. and wake up to injured Barnes..fs!

        1. ZAWAd25
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Don't think it's serious. Dyche said he should be fine

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            4 months, 12 days ago

            It is a b*tch. Waiting for pressers before I make my moves.

            1. Punty
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              You'd think I would've learned that in 6-7 seasons..

          • infamousprob
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            if barnes is fine, why would Dyche mention about groin injuries...

        3. Nolberto Solano
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          G2G WC team?

          Pope Button

          TAA Digne Otamendi Mings Lundstram

          Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell

          Haller Pukki Ayew

          1. B.D.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Looking beautiful!

        4. Timon
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          King set to drop. It has forced me to take the decision.

          King to Haller, Trossard to Ceballos (-4)
          or
          Stick with King, Do Greenwood to Haller, Trossard to Ceballos (-4) ?

        5. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Best move here?

          A) Mount -> Ceballos
          B) Save FT
          C) Something else

          Ryan
          TAA, Digne, Zinchenko, KWP
          Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Mount
          Wilson, Pukki

          Button, Coleman, Deondocker, Martinelli
          Bank 0.0m, 1FT

          1. Timon
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            save

          2. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            B, can’t believe you are considering A..

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Better fixtures and generates cash, but yeah I’m not really considering it :-s

          3. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            B

          4. Hail Hydra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Wilson -> Haller

        6. MOZIL
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Whos going to get more game time this week Lucas Moura or Lamela?

          1. B.D.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Lamela

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Impossible to say now that Son & Alli are back and Eriksen is staying.

        7. bobwils
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Windcarding and can only get one of Mane or KDB. Already have Sterling,MCginn and Hayden in midfield, VVD and Matip from Pool, thoughts?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            City is priority atm considering both teams fixtures imo

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Mane.
            I think you’re definitely going to need a Pool attacker.

          3. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            A wind card sounds serious - does it blow away the players you don’t want? 🙂

            I’d probably go Mane in your situation for the longer term but I’d prefer KDB over Mane for this week

        8. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Bench Pukki or Ceballos?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            one doesn't bench Pukki

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I’m benching him - he will definitely score

        9. n05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          for a draft league - pope or fabianski?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Pope by a mile

        10. Burger_and_Chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Kane or Aguero?

          Already got KDB and Salah. Ederson my keeper and Zinc in defence with two Liverpool defenders.

          I'm tempted to stick with Kane.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Aguero the superior striker in the superior team

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Kane long term - Aguero short term

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              This

              Think Kane is still great value. Would prefer Auba over him short term while Spurs sort themselves out.

          3. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What would your other trade be in order to bring in Kun?

          4. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Stick with Kane.
            Guaranteed 90 minutes and has some decent fixtures.
            Easy switch to Auba, if he doesn’t hit top form, who also has some tasty fixtures.

        11. abaalan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Any suggestions on these. 1ft, 0.6 itb.
          A) Trossard -> Lanzini / Iwobi / Cellabos (which?)
          B) Kane + Trossard -> Wilson / Haller + KDB -4
          C) Kane + Trossard -> Firmino + D.Silva -4
          D) Other

          1. jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            If you have decent bench cover for trossard, I'd wait and do b with haller next week.
            It's close but kane could easily match kdb, depend who you have covering for trossard as to if it's worth it.

            1. abaalan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              No amazing options.... Dendoncker or soyuncu.

              Kane is really giving me a headache because hes shown for England what he can do.

        12. AnfieldLad
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Pope
          VVD TAA Zinchenko Digne
          Salah Sterling KDB Mount
          Jota Pukki
          (Fodders)
          2FT 0ITB

          Would like to do Jota -> Barnes but 0.4 short, any ideas where to find the 0.4?

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Mount > Cellabos?

            1. AnfieldLad
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah might do that. Or Jota + VVD to Haller and Pieters

          2. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Mount -> Iwobi
            Jota -> Barnes

        13. Lucky Z
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          A. Ceballos
          B. Mount
          C. James

          Who on WC?

          1. Hail Hydra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            B

        14. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          What am I missing with daniel james?
          I see loads of comments regarding his place in wc teams with people saying his form is unsustainable, in a weak team etc etc
          He is a 6m mf, playing in a really attacking position, what do you expect from your 6m squad fillers? Personally not expecting returns every week, but I dont from any 5.5 to 6m player.
          I think he'll be up there for most points in his price range of mf come the end of season.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Could be gold

            Trouble for me is he was a very poor finisher last season when he had loads of chances in an attacking side. People improve of course so monitoring closely.

            1. jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Tbh I didn't watch a lot of him last year, other than the city cup game!
              The thing I like is that he is not afraid of a shot in games so far, so hopefully he keeps sending them goal bound, the odd one will go in!

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 12 days ago

                All true

                If I didn’t have Martial I’d likely be on him. As you say it’s hard to miss with a 6.0 type who returns - never a bad option. If he got ten this season - plausible - he’d be a great buy and hold.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Have McGinn instead.

        15. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I look at Wilson's next 6 fixtures, and he is one of the best mid-priced option to have/get. If Bou improve their game, and I expect them to do so, then Wilson becomes almost essential to own imo. Hasn't done bad at all so far, 5 points average and they can only improve from here. Haller is the next option.

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Just thinking this, now is the time to get him back in, 7.8, good value

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah good value, last season he banged them in on a relatively consistent basis with huge hauls. Those on WC can easily bring him in and he has now become a differential.

          2. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Pukki and Barnes are in better form , has awesome fixtures and are much cheaper.

        16. Live Lad
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Pope
          Digne, Ota, TAA, Lund
          Salah (c), KDB, Sterling
          Pukki, Barnes, Haller

          Subs: Button, Guendouzi, Cantwell, Rico
          On WC, Please help. Still have time to make changes.

        17. Malinwa
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          WC...

          Pope
          VVD - Zinch - Pieters (Lund - Kelly)
          KDB - Salah - Tielemans - Sterling (Cantwell)
          Haller - Barnes - Wesley

          GTG? Thanks for some advice here!

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            If I was wildcarding my ‘essentials’ would be:

            Pope, TAA, VVD , Lund (due to price), Salah, Sterling, KDB, Pukki, (and maybe Haller)

            And I’d fill in the blanks from there

            Just my thoughts.

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Gah not VVD (although he is a v good option) but Digne

          2. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            I dont like the Burnley def double up. Lund and Kelly has terrible fixtures, i would upgrade one of those so you can actually rotate the 3rd cheapie def. Seems good otherwise tho. (it might work tho to rotate Lund-Kelly-X, but with those fixtures its hard to put them in starting 11)

        18. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          How many goals for Agueroooooo this weekend guys?Is it worth bringing him in for the one game. I'm more keen on Auba as i also have Sterling and KDB. Thanks all.

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            He will score nooooooooooo goals - hope this helps 😉

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              let's realllyyyyyy hope you're right man 🙂 Not worth then?

          2. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Norwich attacking alot and defence is weak, i expect nice fireworks.
            Something like 2-4 for City and Aguero will score 3.

        19. AnfieldLad
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Pope
          VVD TAA Zinchenko Digne
          Salah Sterling KDB Mount
          Jota Pukki
          (Fodders)
          2FT 0ITB

          Jota + VVD -> Haller + 5.3 (Pieters?)

          Yes/ No?

          1. maratus
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Double up on Burley def seems bad idea.