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. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    On WC! Locking this in!

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Matip Soyunucu (Lundstram Rico)
    Salah KDB DSilva Ceballos (Guendouzi)
    Aguero Haller Tammy

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      It’s certainly different!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        GTG?

    2. langov
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I almost the same team - how is my different?

      Tammy - Barnes
      Guendouzi - Sterling
      Aguero - Xande Silva

      Now at looking at yours its definitely more solid (I lack 0.4 in budget to buy Tammy, but Barnes has better fixtures anyway). The question here is who is safer for long period of time - Ster or Aguero. and Xande Silva is budget enabler in my team not able to play

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Sterling always a better option to Aguero for long term. No doubt! Sterling vs Aguero on WC is the toughest call right now! Barnes, Tammy, Haller, Pukki are all great budget options I feel! Get any 2 of them! Cheers mate!

    3. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I would be tempted to have otamendi instead of matip, matip definitley not a certain starter every week especially with champions league coming up

      1. langov
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I got rid of Otamendi to triple attack City, for now Otamendi's price tag is a bargain and totally worth it. Cant fit him in though

  2. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Worth bringing in Lundstrom now or go for the more nailed O'Connell for 0.3 more?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      If bringing one in I’d still pick Lund

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Lund is very nailed

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Is Kane > Aguero worth a -4 this GW?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Probably with the armband.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Yes, by some distance.

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Looking for a perez replacement. Best option here?

    A: Lanzini
    B: Mount
    C: James
    D: Iwobi
    E: Ceballos

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Mount.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      for next two, Ceballos, Lanzini, Iwobi. Mount if you want Chelsea mid who´s still cheap. If you can afford to wait on Mount i would prob go one of the other, and wait till gw7. But then you plan a transfer and that is not ideal. Went Mount myself, also have Lanz, and while i think there are better options for this and next gw the burden of transfer made me put him in (before SHU). Wolves away is tough but could be an open game so could get something. Then Pool, in which one can play him or just bench if you got a bench that can provide better fixture.

  5. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    G2G?

    Adrian

    Digne, Wan-Bissaka, Lundstram, Mings

    Sterling(V), KDB, Mane, Mount

    Aguero(C), Pukki

    Stekelenberg, Cantwell, Greenwood, Kelly

  6. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 23 days ago

    C Wilson or Jimenez?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Personally neither but if I had to choose Wilson

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Who would you go for instead? (Already got pukki)

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Just looking I thought Wilson was a bit dearer than he is so not a bad shout actually and I like the look of Haller or even Barnes if want to save a few £ (and he’s fit this GW)

          1. gooner_112233445566
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Right now I already have lanzini so don’t want to double up on West Ham attackers. I’m mot convinced on Burnley, even with their good fixtures and decent start, they are not normally a team who score lots of goals

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Get Wilson, be ahead of the curve

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Wilson

  7. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Did Kun play for Argentina over the internationals?

    I can’t remember whether or not he retired

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 23 days ago

      No he didn’t play

      1. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Many thanks

  8. Sausage
    6 months, 23 days ago

    No KDB in the scout picks, have I missed soemthing..?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      They seem to think he might get a rest but I imagine most will disagree

      1. Sausage
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Nightmare, now the only I could Salah in would be to do an 8 point hit and lose KDB :/

  9. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Pick 2 best strikers to have..

    A) pukki
    B) Barnes
    C) haller
    D) Jimenez
    E) c Wilson

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Imo Haller & Abraham! Their teams have great xG! They have great xG!

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I already have lanzini and mount in my team so not sure I want to double up on attackers for them teams

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Then go for Barnes & Pukki!

      2. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I agree though Barnes and Abraham is a very tight call for me.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Regardless of who you got in midfield, C, E and B. Haller and Wilson is my take.

  10. Sausage
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Bit nervous about not having Salah this week. The only i could get him in would be to lose Sterling, Anyone else have this problem?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Don't lose Raz for Mo! You have Mane/Firmino at least?

      1. Sausage
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Current team..

        Ryan
        TAA Maitland-Niles Digne Lundstram
        Sterling KDB James Siggy
        Aguero (c) Wilson

        The KDB situation worries me. Very little options other than KDB> Salah and Siggy>Cantwell (or similar..) As ive already Buentia>James, this would mean an 8 point hit..could be worth it though considering what Salah could do this week...

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          No need to worry! Even KDB can get a big haul this week!

          1. Sausage
            6 months, 23 days ago

            all the scouts are saying that he might not play though, bit of a risk..?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              I got him on my WC! I think he would play! But you can't predict Pep, so just pray that he plays!

            2. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              based on what? just pure speculation
              all City´s players out on IB could be handed a breather,so this is not really anything else than just make-beliefs that are not grounded in something Pep said. Bilva played two games, Sterling the same, that theory should be applied to them as well? He´s going to start Jesus, Kun and Mahrez up top? Foden, Silva and Rodri? Pep knows Liverpool will win most games so cannot take any chances and that line up is good but lacks relations and Norwich can´t defend but could be dangerous on breaks. To me, Mahrez plays but else is the same as usual.

  11. DS29
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    I have martial awb and jota... Which two should I remove? I don't want to do -8..... Should I play wc?

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Leave jota, would be surprised if he didn’t start this gameweek

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Do you even need to do -8?!
      I'd do -12 over WC, personally. -16 is WC time for me.

    3. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      wait for OGS pressconference ... then decide

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      What´s itb? I would be tempted to not do much, as Jota will play most likely and Chelsea is leaky. If martial is declared fit i would let him have this game, AWB also wait on presser, there are some decent options to replace him, so him out if anything?

      If that´s your problem i would not use WC

  12. JonBoy
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Premier League form table for last 18 games.

    Man City
    Liverpool
    Crystal Palace
    Arsenal

    Didn't expect that!

  13. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    On WC. Changed this so many times I’ve gone numb to it. Appreciate any thoughts.

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Otamendi Lund (Lowton)
    Sterling Salah KDB (Cantwell, Lansbury)
    Pukki Haller Barnes
    0 ITB

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Template af

      1. Bleh
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Means they all must be doing something right though? 😉

        What would you change?

  14. dakotaz
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Rashford to...?
    1. Haller
    2. Abraham
    3. Barnes

    1. We Will Klopp you
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Haller

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Haller looks the best

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      In that order 😉

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        This

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Sebastian.

    5. dakotaz
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      thanks bois!

  15. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Gtg?

    Pope
    Robertson Zinchenko Matip Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Haller

    Button Pukki Greenwood Dendoncker

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Not sure about benching Pukki (though I'm unsure he'll get returns). Looks good otherwise.

  16. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    How on earth Martial avoided a price drop for two weeks???

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      One of the fpl devs owns him

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      He needs about 46k net sales to drop by my reckoning. He's had 193k sales.

  17. cjhewitt92
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Kane to Aguero for this week is it madness

    Already have Sterling

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Not mad.

  18. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Barnes, Haller, Abraham

    Who will you get if you only have 1 spot?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Haller

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        why? Burnley fixtures looks tempting

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          West Ham excellent xg! Haller excellent xg! The main man at West Ham, with abundance of creativity around him! He is pretty selfish too! Perfect budget forward for FPL!

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Burnley average a goal a game and did even when they had their great season. The Southampton 3-0 feels like an outlier and Barnes will need great GI to match Haller

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Barnes smashing it though

            14G 3A in last 25

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah I know

              If he becomes Wilson and Wood becomes King then he’s great. Suspicious still. What happened in the previous 25 sort of thing.

              Just prefer Haller - by a distance really - he’s a perfectly fair shout.

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Should add I’m working on the basis of really minimal transfers at that pay grade - avoiding bandwagons. I see each transfer as an effective minus 4.

              Don’t see Barnes hauls and comfortable that Halleras lone forward with assist record in an attacking side will outperform him easily held for ten or so

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 23 days ago

                Makes total sense and agree

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Also Villa Leicester Everton defences are pretty fair - Brighton too have very decent defensive stats when our strip out City

          1. RIDZ
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            that's an awesome shout mate. I have to do Kelly to Rico or Pieters to Lowton to get in Haller, is it worth? On WC actually

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      The frenchman.

  19. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Best option from these?

    A) F.Anderson
    B) Lanzini
    C) Ceballos
    D) Iwobi
    E) H.Wilson

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A or B
      If you have Haller & no Arsenal cover, then C is a great value!
      If you want a differential pick then D looks good too!
      But B is the best option!

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        No Haller, no Arsenal. Looking mainly at one of the West Ham lads 🙂

        If I go A or B I won't be able to afford King -> Haller next week but will rather get Barnes. If I go C-E I can get Haller

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Not a fan of hit? Get Ceballos & Haller this week itself I would say!

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Not sure it's worth a hit IMO. King + Anderson/Lanzini + 4 vs Haller + Ceballos is not really a slam dunk for the latter - do we even know if Ceballos starts?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              You have a valid point, no doubt!

              About Ceballos starting, this week I think he surely would, with Xhaka & Torreira being injured!

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Lanzini is a good choice imo.

    3. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B)

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Go Manu.

  20. Sausage
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Ok, so would anyone say that..

    KDB > Salah & Siggy > Cellabos is worth an 8 point hit this week..?

    1. tankle
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Nope

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I don't get the point of losing KDB even not for a hit

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      People are desperate to get KDB in and you’re looking to take him out?

  21. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Am I looking ready for this GW?

    Not touched my team since the IB and all seems ok, any obvious changes with 1FT?

    Adrian

    Digne - TAA - Zinch

    Salah - Mount - KDB - Ceballos

    Aguero (c) - Haller - Pukki

    Subs: Button / Cantwell / Lundstram / Kelly

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Looks great

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      definitely gtg

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Stunning.

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Lund ahead of Cantwell on bench, gtg

      1. Hryszko
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Delightful, thanks chaps.

  22. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone knows what happened to Scotty B?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Was just thinking this - haven’t seen him on here in ages

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Think Alisson was the cornerstone of his team

  23. DS29
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Wan bis replacement under 4.6 I want to get mings but I'm planning on getting haller so any suggestion?

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Lowton?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      That’s one week and you won’t want to switch again in a hurry.

  24. _werre_
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Morning Folks

    Kindly advise on the following? 0.8 ITB

    A) King > Barnes
    B) Perez > James
    C) Save FT

    Pope
    Digne. Robbo. Ludstram
    Salah(VC). KDB. Mount. Perez
    Kun(C). King. Pukki

    Heaton. Cantwell. Kelly. Taylor

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B)

  25. Mondeo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Lundstram (SOU)
    B) Mount (wol)
    C) Pukki (MCI)

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B. People will disagree though.

  26. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A) Matip play every week (Lund, Cantwell, Greenwood)
    B) Rotate for 11th spot (Lund, Cantwell, Soyuncu, Ayew)

    A has a set 11, B has fully playing bench..

    Cant decide.

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B) probably a lot more fun!

      Also much more flex re: if Matip starts getting rotated..

  27. Malinwa
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    WC... Thanks for some advice here!

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

    GTG?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Tielemans to Mount

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I think TAA is a must if on WC mate.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Quite like it

      Not a fan of Barnes as second striker really. Do like Tielemans. Are you wedded to Mo? Mane could get you TAA over VVD and Abrahams I think. Suspect that pays not least as it allows you to hop onto more up front

  28. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Whats the general stance on Burnley double up in defence?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Could be epic

      I'll gladly take the points for just Pope if they come though

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      With fixture why not? I have Adrian, so until Ali is back i won´t have the luxury, and while it is green, double up vs Brighton, Nor Villa, Eve and Leicester is not double up territory imo. My thinking behind Lowton is that while i have Adrian playing (until 7 or hopefully 8) i can still play Burnley def. One could do worse things than double up in some of these games, i suppose.

  29. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Thinking of transfer out Kane Trossard and Montoya in the next few weeks.
    Whats best to transfer in?

    A. Barnes, Pepe, Otamendi
    B. Haller, Pepe, Pieters
    C. Just do Trossard > Ceballos

  30. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Pick 2 from 4 to be my WC strike force:

    A) Barnes
    B) Haller
    C) Abraham
    D) Pukki

    Ta