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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  1. fridge
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all

    Save FT or would you do anything? 0 ITB

    Pope
    VVD. Zinc. Coleman
    Salah. Sterling. KDB. Mount
    Pukki. Haller. Jota

    Button. Montoya. Lundstram. Donker

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Solid bench - all good. Best of luck

      1. fridge
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks, would you swap out Jota and start Montoya?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          I really like Jota even if he hasn't performed yet. Think Burnely will score so probably best to roll with Jota

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all GTG here?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Emerson* Montoya
    Salah Sterling Mount James
    Aguero Pukki

    Woodman Lundstram Dendocker Greenwood

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Awesome - GTG!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers - Kun (c) FWIW

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Surely best choice this GW, given security of start and high ceiling

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            If he starts and Jesus is fit for UCL in midweek could well be Kun captain again for Watford next week.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 18 days ago

              Hell yes... Same for me as well

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      I'm starting Lundstram and benching Montoya

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Might just follow you in that.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      I’d play Lund over Montoya - attacking threat

      Team looks really nicely balanced 🙂

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks - have made that swap. Expect Emerson to be out so Montoya will play regardless.

    4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Lundstram is a 1 point wonder kid who managed to scrape a goal. People starting him over Pukki too. Bet you don't see much of that away from FFS 😆

      Sell Emerson for ota if you have a ft and keep Lundy on the bench if Emerson is out

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I think you are way off the mark here. Also it doesn’t matter what other people do, do what will score you lost points.

        - Sheff Utd are a solid defensive team
        - they have a very good home fixture this week
        - Lund is playing out of position as an attacking midfielder - and his stats show he has some attacking threat

        Don’t be fooled by the fact he is 4.0. Obviously he isn’t someone you want to start week in week out but he is a Decent pick this week as your 11th player.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Lol ‘most’ not ‘lost’

        2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Box-to-box midfielder. His own words.

        3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          I'm not fooled pal and I don't do what others do 😀 .

          Yes he may get the odd attacking return sure but Sheff UTD conced goals. People blinded by that one lucky haul. Do as you want though.. Pukki over Lundy is just stupid imo. Could pay off yes but doesn't make it a good option for me. But like you say ,don't do what others would.

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 18 days ago

            37 out of 38 weeks of the season I’d agree with you but if ever there was a week to play Lund over Pukki this is it

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Looks great! Cap Kun

  3. jacktaylor
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Keep Jota or use FT to Wesley?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Jota will always be a better option than Wesley

      I’d never consider that move

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      keep

  4. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    On WC, which one better:
    a) Eriksen + Ayew + Barnes
    b) Mount + Haller + Barnes

    Currently on A for differential, thanks.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Differentials are literally irrelevant at this stage of the season - differential to who?

      Pick whichever option you think scores more points and for me that is B by a long way.

      In about 20 weeks you can start factoring differentials thoughts into your strategy (and then they need to be differential to the teams who are in the ranks ahead of you)

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Hmm that's make sense. B should be more consistent. thanks mate

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Apologies in advance for when eriksen scores a hattrick this weeken 🙂

          1. RIDZ
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            actually I'm still on A due to Palace fixtures are double home after clash with Spurs and Eriksen stats fancy me for real.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        It´s how you define diffs perhaps? Going Kun on WC and capping him proved to be golden last week, and WC and Kun cap could perhaps be thought of as a diff? If you mean going with players that are punts and unproven, or not shown anything to suggest they get points so far, then i agree.

  5. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    So this latest Potter quote in the tweets. Is this an update on yesterday’s when he said he didn’t expect Trossard to be available until after the next intl break?

    Hell, it doesn’t even make sense!

    “He just had a feeling in his groin. We don't think it's as bad as initially we thought but he's obviously not going to be available for the weekend and we're looking probably the other side of the international break where we would see it."

    Should there be the word “second” or “next” before “international”?

    A Trossard owner trying to make sense of it all. Thanks.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Sell. I did. Doesn't sound promising.

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Should say next

    3. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah he meant the October International break or it makes zero sense.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Ok thanks fellas. I thought I saw a chink of light and that he might be back next week.

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Annoying, isn't it. Got him in before this news. Thought I was a real maverick * facepalm *

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        That sucks. I wouldn’t WC though, just use your bench.

  6. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Just coming to realize - if not capping in any of next 10 mathces, why do I have Mané? Not terrific value then at £11.5

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Mane is no Salah

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Exactly. It's either upgrading to Salah(c) , or downgrading to afford Kane to Agüero (c).

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Who are you captaining this week?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Sterling as it stands, but fear of benching and minutes. So plan A is still Mané + Kane -> Salah(c) + Haller, but severly tempted to go with triple City attack for a few GW's

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          It could be Mané’s turn this week to run riot, you never know with those two. If you have 2 FTs, I would be tempted with a triple City attack with those fixtures.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            Actually have 2FT - see below

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Looks a good captain option this week. But you can't captain them all.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Yes, but would still captain Sterling over him this GW.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Then you will buy another prem that you will cap, and then cap instead of whom you had already in mind? Point is, buying Auba for Mané gives you better cap option perhaps but then if you have Sterling and he goes crazy and you cap Auba then this logic is flawed

      Mané without captaincy, with that fixture run and Liverpool being so much better than most teams, is perfectly fine. Just cap Sterling in the meantime? GW7 is at least debatable imo, SU away vs EVE away?
      Liverpool will be close to City in amount of goals scored so having one attacker is smart, even if not cap. Firmino at 2m less could in that perspective be something to look at?

  7. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Wildcard : Help me decide peeps!

    Trossard news has killed me. I was already on a -4 so...to wipe out that hit and make the following moves to wildcard: Yes or no?

    This to this
    Ryan Pope
    VVD VVD
    Zinchenko Otamendi
    Digne Digne
    Maguire Mings
    Rico Lundstrum
    Sterling Sterling
    KDB KDB
    Salah Salah
    Trossard Cellabos
    Dendonker Cantwell
    King Wilson
    Jota Haller
    Greenwood Greenwood

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Not enough substantial changes to WC. Think a WC is justified if you are swapping around a lot of premium players which you aren't.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Mane TAA over VVD Salah perhaps?

      But not seeing enough really to justify WC - lots look sideways. (Hypocritical comment from someone who took gw2 WC to get rid of Perez Trossard and double Pool and to get Pukki)

    3. CL4PTRAP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Take another hit for Trossard. To WC now is too late. You've missed the risers. Save it and plan the WC.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I think I'll just have to play Dendonker

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      That's the feedback I needed guys, great stuff

  8. NoName
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    Digne Lundstram Mings
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Kun Pukki

    (Button, Greenwood Soyuncu Rico)
    1FT 0.3ITB

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      good to go for triple City there

      1. NoName
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Hope for a 5-2 City win.

      1. NoName
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        😉

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Strong attack, but weak defence obviously

  9. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Awb and Martial to Pepe and Pieters -4? Will obviously wait on Martial news first

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      What about AWB news? If both are fit then I really dislike that move

      1. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 18 days ago

        He had a back issue hence. Wait for Ole's presser.

        1. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Nvm. Misread.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Not for me.

      Pepe looks interesting but he’s still all potential. Who’s on your bench?

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      I'd do it any way. Utd attack is poor and their defence is a joke. James is better value than Martial.

  10. Firebreathinturtle
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    A. Sterling+Pukki to Aguero+Lanzini (-4). Aguero (c)

    B. Pukki to Haller. Sterling (c)

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Selling Pukki - is this real life?

      The fact you are considering Selling sterling and Pukki as part of a -4 = step away from the computer

      1. Firebreathinturtle
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Hahahaha got it! Thanks!

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Neither maybe. But it's your call

    3. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      You better save FT. We know Norwich suffering many injured players and they're 19th on the table, but Pukki scored more than Palace's goals (3). Forget about who they are against and how poor their defense, Pukki won't stop scoring I'd guess.

  11. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Wheres my captain sensible article??

    1. CL4PTRAP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Afternoon on Friday with Saturday kick off. Still some time to go.

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Borderlands 3 out today!

        1. CL4PTRAP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Can't wait!

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Shame, enjoy reading it on the train into work.

        1. CL4PTRAP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          See I was wrong. Came out at 9AM

  12. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Chances of Vertonghen nailing a place?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      And is he a decent option to get?

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      you only need 0.1 to get Ota who is very popular lately

    3. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Slim. Davidson Sanchez will be the first choice as he's going to be there next season. Alderweireld and Vertonghen are fighting for a spot, along with Foyth, and Toby is winning that battle.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers

  13. Clarity
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Pope
    VVD Digne Dunk KWP
    Mcginn KDB Sterling Mane
    Kane Pukki

    Bench: Mcgovern, Lundstram, Cantwell, Wickham

    Any suggestions please, really stuck?

  14. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Was set on a boring transfer to get a Burnley defender....

    Just tinkered and tempted with Zouma + Rashford > Barnes + Van Dijk

    Would mean actually getting on the pool double up now (which people are jumping off) but could pay back the hit immediately?

    I think I need this IB to be over

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      I like it.

    2. CL4PTRAP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Need 1 Burnley def I feel. Pope is in most teams and a few double ups are showing up now for their fixtures.

  15. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Pope (button)
    Vvd, digne, lund, (Montoya), (rico)
    Sterling, kdb, salah, mount, lanzini
    Pukki, Jimenez, (Greenwood)

    1.2 itb, 1 ft...
    A) save ft
    B) bring c Wilson in for Jimenez
    C) bring otamendi in for Montoya (bench lund)
    D) bring c Wilson in for pukki and otamendi in for Montoya (bench lund) -4
    E) bring c Wilson in for Jimenez and 5.3 defender in for Montoya -4

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A or B if you are convinced about Callum and the good fixtures.

  16. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Som help needed guys. Got 2 FT's, but no obvious moves:

    Pope
    TAA Digne Lundstram Lowton
    Sterling(c) KDB Mané McGinn
    Kane Pukki

    Subs: Button Diop Dendo Greenwood.

    Plan was to offload Kane at some point to Auba, but should probably wait until next GW with that. One alternative is to go with three budget players up top (two out of Haller, Barnes, Tammy, Wilson to partner Pukki) and do Mané to Salah(c). Or just go all-out city attack ?

    A) Save - and lose one FT
    B) Kane + MAné -> Salah(c) + Haller
    C) Kane + Mané -> Agüero(c) + Son

    So best choice here?

    1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Kane(CRY) + mane(NEW)
      What's not to like to have in your team?
      A for me,not even close

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Got two FT's though, surely gotta use at least one transfer - any ideas?

        1. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          I think you're in an enviable position. They're free transfers not compulsory transfers.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            Guess it's against my nature not to do a transfer every, GW, if only for the fun of it 😉

        2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Ur squad seems well balanced.but use us precious 1FT,may be upgrade ur 3rd defence if u have any value ITB.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            Not keen on upgrading £4.5 defender to anything more expensive, rather keeping money itb. Have to think about price structure also. But Diop to Soyüncü could be an alternative

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      hm, if nothing pressing then perhaps Dendoncker to Cantwell,Hayden, just to do something? Or Diop out, West ham won´t keep many CS.. Soyuncu, so you got him for that run after gw8? Lowton and Burnley will get harder fixtures soon after, Lund has hard fixt after this one until nowember, so a defender swap with future plan in head might not be so stupid?

  17. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Two questions

    A) KDB/Haller
    B) James/Auba

    (Own Sterling & Salah)

    Also, talk to me about Barnes, not checked my team in 10 days. Anyone know the latest on him?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Defo A

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A for sure

    3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A for sure

    4. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A, not even close

  18. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    How many points should I expect from these 5 players? Despite poor start to the season m holding my wildcard still hoping for GOOD turnaround in future:
    These are my only weak link for this GW:

    Heaton (WHU)
    KWP(CRY)
    Montoya(BUR)
    Pukki(MCI)
    James(LEI)

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      2,2,2,2,2.

      I'd say KWP has the best chance of returns though.

      1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Poor GWs continues,my bad !!!

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Will be interesting to see how Haller, Barnes if he plays and the like of Jimenez and Jota get on GW5, even Wood.

    I need someone to accompany Kun and Pukki for GW6 and onwards. Barnes to be honest looks like the best value for money. Least I will have a chance to ponder about it after their fixtures this weekend.

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      I'm on WC and Barnes. But will swap him to Abraham on gw7.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I am not sold on Abrahams.

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    What's the way to go if you're on a WC?

    A. Triple City attackers
    B. Double City attackers & Otamendi! Use the third premium attacker spot for Arsenal/Spurs player as they have great fixtures!

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B. I just don't get when people have Sterling+Kun and they hope both of them explode. I think it's always be one score and another one is blank. Better to spread the risk for me.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I thought of going with Kun, KDB & DSilva! What do you think?

        1. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          People who get DSilva try to cover City assists when they can't afford KDB. What's the point of having two City assists? It's better to get mid with that price who has bigger chance to score, Mount for example.

        2. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          I like it, for now. Rotation may put a spanner in the works but Silva seems as much value as KDB at the moment.

    2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      U can't miss those juicy fixtures cleansheet with some potential attacking return from that city defence,
      B for me.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A for me... Norwich & Watford... Screams an attack!!!

  21. mdm
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Bench one:

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

    Thanks!

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Why would you want to bench an inform striker?

    3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      A

    4. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B

    5. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Damn thats tough. Wouldnt be benching Lundy this week, but feels weird benching either of the others as well!

  22. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Wildcarded team last week.

    Save transfer and GTG?

    Pope
    Arnold, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Haller, Pukki, Barnes

    (4.0 gk - Pieters, Cantwell, Kelly)

    Only dilemma for deadline is choice of captain: Salah or Sterling or maybe KDB. Now, my choice is Sterling but listen in for more information about Pep's rotations.
    If I give up Sterling, who is next best option, Salah or KDB?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Salah next best for sure. I think Sterling either starts or not playing, so Sterling(c) Salah(vc) should be relatively safe?

      1. T.Henry14
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I have that in mind, but I playing it safe and somehow I feel that it will be Salah.

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      wow you must be having more TV than me. I'm on WC and can't afford your team. The only difference for the starting XI is Arnold to Ota :))
      GTG for sure and captaining Salah as he is totally fresh.

  23. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    My WC team. Please help. Thanks.
    Pope
    Digne, Ota, TAA, Lund
    Salah (c), KDB, Sterling
    Pukki, Barnes, Haller

    Subs: Button, Guendouzi, Cantwell, Rico

    1. maratus
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      8/10

    2. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      GTG

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      gtg if you don't need Kun

    4. maratus
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Cantwell is great super sub, but i would hate to field him every game. After this GW, Lund fixtures turn crazy and he is not playable. Rico maybe gets minutes time to time, he is not playable, Guendouzi defo not playable.

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Well spotted mate. I worry about that too but couldn't upgrade them if i choose the players i have at the moment. Any suggestion?

        1. maratus
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          If you wanna keep the core team remaining, i dont see much options.
          I dont know when you have picked each player also.

          Haller -> Abraham gives 0.3m

          1. Live Lad
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            The front 3 are recent picks. So is Cantwell. That means i get 4.8 if i sell him. Have 0.3 currently itb.

            1. maratus
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 18 days ago

              I would do Haller -> Abraham and upgrade Rico for 4.5m def with decent fixtures

  24. valurth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    VVD + Kane > Digne + Aguero (-4)

    Yay or Nay

    1. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Not worth it for this gw imo. Especially not for a hit.
      VVD will keep a cleanie, while Digne is a lot less likely to do so.
      Kane might score against Palace, he's in good form and rotation safe.

  25. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Do you think Zinc worth 0.2 from Ota? I'm on WC and stick with Ota and banking that 0.2

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Nah. If I was changing now I would get Ota. I have Zink since I always had him

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        thanks buddy

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      No

    3. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Get ota definitely, with Laporte now out, should be guaranteed to start

    4. valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Ota

  26. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Lanzini vs Yarmolenko?

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Lanzini nailed so would go with him

    2. Soto Ayam
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Lanzini

  27. n05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    for a draft league -
    cantwell or tielemans?

  28. DS29
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Martial and awb keep or sell?

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      sell and wait until United consistent

  29. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Save FT? 0.7itb.

    Pope (Heaton)
    Digne/ Vdjik / Lund/ Mont (Soyu)
    Salah/ KDB/ Sterling/ McGinn (Cantwell)
    Pukki/ Vardy (Greenwood)

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      no injury issue, have Salah+KDB+Sterling, easy save

  30. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 18 days ago

    A) 5.3 defender, lanzini and c Wilson
    B) otamendi, Lanzini and Jimenez
    C) otamendi, Ceballos and c Wilson

    Which one for the next 6 ganeweeks

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B for me