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. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    With James rising tonight I have to make up my mind:

    James or Lanzini?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      No-ones rising tonight

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nearly identical xG + xA per 90. James has a higher xG and Lanzini has a higher xA.

      I'd go James. Two more points per goal vs an assist.

  2. valurth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Give me one good reason to keep Kane !!

    1. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 13 days ago

      None

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      whatever reason you chose him in the first place

    3. Rage Against The Raheem
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      He will come and find you if you drop him.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Good then you can give him a piece of your mind about his shocking performances

    4. Viper
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Will probably be top scorer in May.

      Wouldn't pick him myself though

    5. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Can’t think of one

  3. twisterteo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    How is Harry Wilson as differential?

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      not guarentee starter I think. But looks good.

      many other good midfielders at that price range though e.g. James

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      pretty bad. has competition when brooks back

  4. Manani
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Stones > Soyuncu,
    Jota > Haller

    yay or nay?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      nah

    2. BlzE_94
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      yay

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      laporte gets injured and u wanna sell stones? hes more nailed than he was before

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        it's more about ditching Jota and getting Haller

        don't really have any where else to downgrade unless doing the same move but with VVD

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          having 3x city more important than having west ham striker we’ve barely seen play

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          vvd to matip is an option

    4. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Not for me

  5. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Big call with team news having neither Ali or Son starting for Spurs

    1. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      What happened to Son?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Nothing, they just think he will be rested after playing two internationals

  6. Atwood
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Evening deadzone, any help with this mess?
    2 FT's, nothing in the bank. Would probably rather take a -4 than wildcard if that's what it takes.

    Pope
    VVD - Robertson - Zinchenko - KWP
    McGinn - Salah - Sterling - Perez
    Kane - Pukki

    Button - Rico - Hayden - Greenwood

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Perez > Mount

      1. Atwood
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Yep, Perez simply has to go and Mount definitely makes a lot of sense

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      kane to haller and perez to kdb would be the template move

      1. Atwood
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Kane does have a nice fixture though, but KDB is hugely tempting

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          would say having 3 city is a must. vvd to otamendi and robbo to trent would be tidy, but i imagine you want to sort perez

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Not sure double City defence is that nice right now when it’s all flux.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              this

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              doesnt matter when you can have 2 for less than 11m

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Oooof nasty

      Vardy Siggy Pieters from KWP Perez Kane is where I’d go. May not float your boat but think Vardy and Siggy are great buys going forward for the next 5 or so

  7. KDB4PREZ
    4 months, 13 days ago

    #MartialGate

    1. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Sup?

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Will he drop? Like ever

        1. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Never mate. Will be 8.5 in a month.

          1. KDB4PREZ
            4 months, 13 days ago

  8. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Not got any major changes I can make with my 2FTs, so I'm planning on burning 1FT on switching out Dendonker before he decreases in price, is Guendouzi the best option for up to 4.6m?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      congrats. id rather have dendo!

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      He may fall I guess but I’m guessing it’s a lot of WCs that are showing and he’ll hold.

      Prefer to keep him over Guendouzi for sure

      What’s your team?

      1. MASTER ROSHI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks, my team is -
        Ryan (Button)
        Robbo VVD Digne Zinch (Lund)
        Salah Sterling Mount Mcginn (Dendo)
        Auba Ings (Greenwood)

        Only 0.1ITB, I can't convince myself to get rid of a LFC defender and I don't want to get rid of Auba either, so I can't afford any of the other players I'd want

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          zinch to ota would be a very calm, assured and respectable move

          1. MASTER ROSHI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Is there a risk Fernandinho takes any of Otamendis minutes?

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Nice - keep Auba defo.

          Ings I quite like actually at 6.0 and Wesley and McGinn is too much Villa. Maupay could be Ing’s equal but very sideways of course.

          I’d move on from Ryan to Pope if nothing else. Dendo will score - had that goal been allowed in week 1 hed be 4.6 now.

          1. MASTER ROSHI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks! I didn't think about Maupay, his stats look decent

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 13 days ago

    If only Perez was showing the form of last season, he would easily be like a 8.5 to 9.5m player. His price is so good now.

    Pity. Trolled all of his owners, including me. Thank heavens I never lost money on him.

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I always wonder what you're thinking.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      he wasnt that good last season overall

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        hes also not drastically underperforming for a 6.5 mid. tough fixtures and not started every game

        1. KDB4PREZ
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Pfff for real? He’s literally done feck all

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            going 3 games without getting a return (2 difficult fixtures) is fairly normal for a 6.5 mid

            1. KDB4PREZ
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I mean ok but you’d at least expect him to be involved at the very least. Looks like a total fair for 6.5 to me so far

              1. KDB4PREZ
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Fail”

              2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                4 months, 13 days ago

                He’s done what I’d expect of a 4.5 mid - got 2 pts most games

                1. KDB4PREZ
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Yep and looked awful in the process

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              True

  10. Viper
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Any advice on this?

    A. Jota - > Barnes

    B. Wait a week. Save FT

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      id do it for free

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      If no other issues then do it.

  11. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    King looks like he will drop tonight. Should I bring in Barnes with the doubts about his fitness...??

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      For free yes. Barnes more than likely plays

  12. KDB4PREZ
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Who’s more overrated
    A) Lingard
    B) Ali

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard. He's terrible.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard. Ali still has time.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Lingard’s not long come through our youth system. He’ll come good

        1. KDB4PREZ
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Llf

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Oy vey. We'll need him more then ever for this season. His time to shine.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      nobody rates lingard so b

      but neither really are. ali’s record speaks for itself

    4. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I agree btw just wanted to rile a few boys up 🙂
      Honestly tho both as overrated as each other. Not like Jesses ever been actually rated tho, unlike Ali of say 2 years or so ago.

    5. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard closely followed by Ali

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Lol

    6. Pranav Santhosh
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B for sure.
      I don’t see anyone rating lingard

  13. twisterteo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    David Silva or Otamendi?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Without context it's difficult to say. Dilva likely to get you more points this week. Ota more nailed now laporte out.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      ota

    3. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I have Silva but after this week i’m unsure of his minutes. Prob going to get Otamendi either way and might upgrade silva to DeB

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      In a game of Connect Four I’d favour David

  14. afs2239
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Rmwct
    Leno 4.0
    Alderwiereld Ota lund ward lowton
    Mane Sterling KDB James Cantwell
    Abraham laca wood
    Any changes needes
    No liverpool defs untill Alisson bck

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      3/10, dreadful team

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        At least try and be constructive!!

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I agree, See below

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Downgrade Leno to Pope and upgrade wood to Barnes

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      2/10

      1. afs2239
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        What changed should i do then
        I see u dislike it because its different, guys here has the same team except one player or two

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Mdf ok, Defence needs sorting, Lacazette has done nothing so far.. Needs thought into making it anywhere near decent

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Should he only get Lacazette after he’s scored a brace or before?

          2. afs2239
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah i see i need taa or digne, but i expect a lot from laca in the next gws, im trying to get players that will do big things not players tht already did

            1. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Possibly a punt in Lacazette but fitness plus rotation a slight concern.. But go for it if you feel it..

          3. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            put laca in goal

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          actually i dislike it because its bad

          change what you want

          1. afs2239
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Ty anyway
            And lets see what will happen

        3. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          That's how it works on here mate. Pick different players to the ones others don't and they are not going to like it. Get Pope in goal and Toby to Digne if you can afford

          1. afs2239
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Just need to afford 0.2 to make this,, ur suggestion is the best

    4. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Leno not a good option as Arse don't keep many clean sheets, you'd be better off with a 4.5ish keeper. 1 Liverpool defender could be good too

    5. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lacazette to Haller, Alderweireld to Trent
      And maybe try and get Salah for mane?
      Leno to Pope/Heaton

    6. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Pick 3-4 players you will hold
      Till New Year and then build around that. From that team I’d only be holding KDB long term

      1. afs2239
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Stetling, Mane, Laca?

  15. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Which WC team do you prefer? Both leave 0.0 itb.

    (A)
    Pope / Button
    TTA / Digne / Otamendi / Lundstram / Hanley
    Salah / Sterling / Mount / James / Ceballos
    Aubameyang / Barnes / Greenwood
    (0.0 itb)

    (B)
    Heaton / Button
    TTA / Digne / Lowton / Lundstram / Hanley
    Salah / Sterling / KdB / James / Geundouzi
    Barnes / Pukki / Haller

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B - KDB swings if for me

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I like A

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

      A

  16. Alli
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    A) Jota, Diop > Barnes, Lundstram (-4)
    B) Diop > Lundstram (To free money for Jota transfer later)
    C) Other/Save?

    Ryan
    VVD - Digne - Zinchenko - Dunk - Diop
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Martial*
    Pukki

    Heaton - Jota - Greenwood - Cantwell

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      probably c but start jota instead of one of those defenders

  17. Viper
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Anybody going Wood over Barnes or is it a case of trying to be too clever?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      put barnes in your team and stop thinking about it

      1. Viper
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Wood will be the one! 😉

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I don’t fancy Burnley strikers but Wood is as good an option as Barnes

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        lol

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Barnes has been excellent for the whole year, not just recently.

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Only Mane, Aguero, and Vardy have more PL goals.

    4. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Can't think of any reason to do this.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Budget. I can only afford Wesley > Barnes currently

    5. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Apparently owning Barnes gives you Wood but I haven't tried it myself, one Dingle scum is enough

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Haha

    6. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Barnes is a safer option than Wood. Wood could haul and is a differential but personally I prefer Ashley

    7. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Wood has to score at some stage but Barnes should do better

    8. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      With everyone getting Barnes I kind of think maybe it’s good not to have him, but I wouldn’t get Wood. I’d have Gud if he’s fit and no other Burnley

  18. All about the galacticos
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    On wildcard, who to bring in?

    A) Barnes

    B) Abraham

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      What's your WC team? ATM mine is this:

      Heaton / Button
      TTA / Digne / Lowton / Lundstram / Hanley
      Salah / Sterling / KdB / James / Geundouzi
      Barnes / Pukki / Haller

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Currrently

        Pope / Button
        TTA / Digne / Mings/ Lundstram / Kelly
        Salah / Sterling / KdB / Mount/ Cantwell
        ????? / Pukki / Haller

        have exact funds for abraham, but abraham looks like going up tonight
        so will need to decide next hour whether barnes or abraham

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Get Abraham. Can revert to Barnes later if you decide.

        2. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Nice. Why not just bring in Abraham now then you can change your mind tomorrow and stick Barnes in if you like. Maybe after we've heard what Dyche has to say in the presser.

          Not sure why we've both gone for this TTA chap btw...

          1. All about the galacticos
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            good idea, cheers

            not sure either, hes a bit of a luxury for defence

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Haha, just messin. TAA is a must-have mate. Not TTA though 😉

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Dyche said in presser today he "should" be alright

    3. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B for me. Burnley hardly ever score multiple goals esp if go in front!

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Whereas Chelsea seem like they will score a lot and so many more creative players behind Tammy (not biggest fan of him but just see him as better asset based on my logic)

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          think same about chelsea.
          was on Barnes, as have mount to cover for chelsea
          Barnes yellow flag has thrown me

  19. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Looking at the following moves today, input welcome

    Awb to Otamendi or Lundstram?
    King to Wood or Barnes?
    Kane to Auba?

    Many thanks

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      no rush to sell awb, if you insist ota is best move

      king to barnes is good

      if aubas out wide regularly hes going to do your head in

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks. I won’t use WC for at least 4/5 weeks and frustrated by Awb / United

        Re Auba I’m a sucker for the fixtures but maybe further rotation with Europe and Next IB in a month

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          united have been a bit unlucky at the back so far. not conceded as many chances as people assume. if they keep it up cs will eventually follow with a bit of luck

          i want to see another 2/3 weeks to see what emery does with new players

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            That’s fair, but also 1 win in their past 9 games for United
            Lei hammers arsenal liv to come isn’t so enticing for CS

    2. Keep the Faith
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      King to Barnes but Barnes may have a knock

  20. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Is Cebellos likely to start ?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      yeah

  21. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What everyones combined scores for captains from GW1 till now ?

    Mines is 74 points

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      4 months, 13 days ago

      94. Been very unlucky tbf

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      56 -
      Shocker

    3. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      52

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    If Kane & Son don’t deliver, and City look ok without Laporte, I might treat myself to a hit after this GW to get team below - pretty tidy, no?

    Pope
    VVD, TAA, Digne, Ota
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Pukki, Barnes
    (Button, Lundy, Cantwell, Wickham)

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      achievement unlocked: template

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        It’s so template it hurts

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          its perfect tbh. have no qualms with the template as it stands!

      2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Level up

    2. Atwood
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      It's a very nice looking team, especially if Liverpool defence get back to form.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I could see Martial & Vardy both causing problems for non owners very soon though

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Agree

          Have one and really really want the other ASAP

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Decent of course

      What’s the hit?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Kelly, Son, Kane > Barnes, Mo, Ota - risky to flog Kane & Son with those fixtures, but honestly if Kane doesn’t deliver it’ll be difficult to resist temptation to kill him

        Vardy & Martial are firmly on my radar though & im not fully there yet on Ota either so just window shopping for now

        1. Atwood
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          You're thinking of doing this move next week right? Because I think it's worth holding onto Kane for Palace at home. I know people said that about Newcastle too, but all it takes is one pen.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Oh yeah totally, all dependent on both Son & Kane failing this weekend, and seeing how city look without Laporte

            So chances are it may never happen 🙂

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Ah you gambled on Spurs

          Still like Kane despite selling him for Kun. Those home fixtures look great and Palace are due a flop. You in the captain rotation with Raz?

          Vardy is just so so tempting at 8.9 or even 9,1. He’ll easily clear 20 goals and I don’t see any premium bar KdB matching him for value held long enough. Need to sell Kun to get him though 🙁

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            I did, and the feckers let me down badly v Newcastle

            Kane clawed a bit back with the arsenal goal... but he needs to turn up this weekend - no excuses!

            I’m probably captaining him to avoid any nerve shredding waiting for peps teamsheet & Sterling

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              They’ll come good I guess - to some extent anyway

              But as per Scoutcast I’m not sure how many of them really buy into it right now. Erik is the key to Son and Kane imo. If he’s really on it and Kane is freed to go up top then good times could roll.

              But don’t really see many big (3 goals) matches - with Son and Kane you’d have to hope for great GI for value

  23. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Cebalos james iwobi, pick 1?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      ceballos isnt nailed and pretty bad underlying numbers so far

      james pushed out to right or bench with martial back and truthfully isnt that good, just shoots a lot

      iwobi no

  24. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Ceballos is a centre mid. Potentially can be more attacking. Played 90 mins in 1/4 games. Less than 30 mins in 2/4 games and an hour in 1 game.

    What's the attraction for FPL owners?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      hes likely to play more games going forward as didnt have full preseason, arsenal have good fixtures, but hes played deepish so far and might not be great fpl wise

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        For now he's a poor man's Modric whose class was never reflected in FPL. I think many wildcard teams have Ceballos for his points per price ratio. But lazily done as most points were for a 2 assist flier.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Then just don’t get him. What’s the problem?

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Problem?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I know what he's capable of doing. When will Emery pick him and when will he play in such an advanced role for Arsenal?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Why are you interested enough to write a post about him?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        To see if he's worth getting over 4.5m Fodder. Not so far.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          You’re right, not so far.

  25. twisterteo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Mount or James?

    1. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Mount by a distance once James goes back to right wing

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        bench*

        1. KDB4PREZ
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Lol also true

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      James for the next 2

  26. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    A) Otamendi + Barnes
    B) Pieters + Haller

    1. KDB4PREZ
      4 months, 13 days ago

      B higher ceiling but A seems more secure to me

    2. Keep the Faith
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Tough one, flip a coin, B if I had to

  27. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Just did King>Haller. Feeling pretty good about and still have 1FT.

    Thanks for listening.

    1. Keep the Faith
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nice I'm looking to lose King myself so anything is an upgrade...cue pen at the weekend!

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        It’ll happen. But he’s just got a good fantasy prospect. It will show over time

  28. Keep the Faith
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Hey DZ...…….

    RMWCT

    Pope Button
    TAA Digne Otamendi Soyuncu Lunds
    Salah Sterling De Bruyne Luiz Dendo
    Pukki Haller Barnes

    0.3 ITB

    Feel this allows flexibility for 442 343 433 while having semi decent bench players.

    Thoughts?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Bit of a stretch to get 4 in the middle by choice no? Don’t mind either Luiz or Dendo at all but they’re first benchers really.

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Kane to Aubameyang?

    1. Atwood
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I have Kane and I'm tempted to hold for just one more week.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Wouldn’t be a hold for me tbh unless it’s for hit then obv id keep. But with the fixtures they both have and spurs shocking performances so far on top of the fact how sh1t Harry actually is a footballer (great finisher) then it’s an easy transfer to me

  30. twisterteo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Eriksen worth a punt? If not what Spurs player would you include being on a WC if any?

    And what Arsenal player?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Son and Aubameyang

      1. KDB4PREZ
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Yep only then 2 for me (maybe Pépé soon)