Opinion

Which premium FPL assets stand out and who are the best mid-price forwards?

The Gameweek 6 deadline is hurtling into view, with Southampton v Bournemouth getting us underway on Friday night.

There is much to ponder from a Fantasy managers’ perspective, with forwards dominating the list of top points-scorers, several premium assets competing for our attention and Norwich’s attackers delivering no matter the fixture.

With that in mind, we’ve put together another panel of well-known Fantasy managers to address some of the most-discussed issues ahead of the weekend.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

Ted / Rotation’s Alter Ego – Moderator and the site’s recently appointed Assistant Community Manager. Ted finished 633rd in the world last season.

Holly Shand – Founder of Fantasy Football Community, two top 10k finishes in four seasons and regular FPL Show guest.

Who Got the Assist? – Tom and Nick run one of Twitter’s most active Fantasy accounts and run their very own blog, also producing an excellent regular podcast.

FPL Family – Lee and Sam run the popular Fantasy podcast and Twitter account. They were guests on the FPL Show last season.

QUESTIONS

Triple: There are so many premiums I want in. Who are impossible to ignore at this moment and, more importantly, who are you dropping?

Holly: It’s almost impossible to get four premiums in your team, so you need to select three carefully and then stick with them, barring injury.

It’s important to have one from both Manchester City and Liverpool to give choice for the captaincy. I still prefer Salah over Mane, with the lure of set plays and penalties; the fixtures are mixed though. It’s tough to choose the right player at Manchester City, I currently own Sterling and De Bruyne and I’m likely to stick with these two.

Aubameyang would be the other option in place of De Bruyne for me: he has the consistency in form, plus the fixtures look great. A question mark over his captaincy potential after last season would be the only downside.

Sam: There are so many great premium options right now.

Liverpool have started the season excellently with Salah, Firmino and Alexander-Arnold especially looking brilliant picks. Couple that with a need for Man City attacking returns in the form of KDB and Aguero, and other premium assets like Son, Kane and Aubameyang, and it becomes a mathematical nightmare.

For me, the fixtures and the injury to Lacazette mean that Aubameyang is impossible to ignore, with a run of 6, 6, 5, 9 and 13 points in the first five Gameweeks he is a priority asset.

Salah also falls into that category, as the third-highest scoring player in the game and with a nice set of fixtures coming I can see him achieving good points hauls in the coming weeks.

In terms of players to drop, with injuries to Laporte and now Stones means I see little value in holding premium City defenders such as Zinchenko or Ederson. Likewise, although he has had a fantastic start to the season, I worry that Aguero’s minutes may be more limited with the Champions League starting and Jesus back from injury – so I would be thinking of swapping him to Aubameyang.

There is also a big case for switching the premium assets at Spurs from Kane to Son – not only will this save money but Son’s form in the Crystal Palace game was outstanding and I expect this to continue. I would be wary of losing Kane ahead of Leicester though as his record against them is excellent. 

aran14: Best £7-8m striker? Three main options in this category seem to be Wilson, Haller and Abraham.

Nick: I think you can look no further than Tammy Abraham right now. He is in fantastic form right now with seven goals in three and the fact that he is leading the line for a top-six side as well is a clincher for me. It has been pointed out that he has proven himself against recently promoted sides but after Liverpool, Chelsea have a fantastic run of fixtures and I can certainly see more goals coming his way! 

Lee: Who says the third striker spot is dead? With so many options, Fantasy managers actually have a wealth of talent to choose from. For me, it comes down to Tammy Abraham, Seb Haller and Callum Wilson. 

Wilson perfectly typifies the FPL season we’re having. Returns in every game, including an explosive GW5 – yet he’s had two price decreases. Madness. The Englishman looks in great form right now and Bournemouth’s fixtures should give his owners encouragement that he’ll continue that form. Wilson’s been delivering for some time now too – since the start of last season, the only English player to be involved in more goals is Raheem Sterling. Wilson’s ahead of popular FPL assets like Kane, Vardy and Rashford for goal involvement over that time period, suggesting patient managers should benefit from him adding to his three goals, three assists so far this season. 

Despite being brand new to the Premier League, West Ham’s new boy Seb Haller looks made for the top flight. Tall, powerful, reasonably quick and with a number of creative players around him – we’ve already seen him hit the ground running with three goals from four starts. Owners shouldn’t be put off with the Gameweek 5 blank at Villa Park either, I saw enough in that game to suggest he’s involved and is settling nicely into his new surroundings. Reports over the summer suggested that Haller can get isolated if he doesn’t get the support from midfield, but Pellegrini seems to have acknowledged that and placed willing runners Yarmolenko, Lanzini and Anderson in and around the Frenchman to great effect so far this season. 

Then there’s Tammy Abraham, who’s answered all the questions posed of him so far this season. I said that the Wolves and Liverpool fixtures in Gameweeks 5 and 6 would be the acid test for Chelsea’s latest number nine and he’s passed the first of those tests with flying colours with a sensational hat-trick against Wolves.

Some managers are pointing at the xG stats and to over-performance – he’s scored seven goals from an xG of 2.66. I don’t see it though. What I see is a clinical striker that is taking his chances very smartly indeed when presented with one. Liverpool in Gameweek 6 might deter some managers from bringing him in immediately but a phenomenal run of fixtures for Chelsea from Gameweek 7 (BHA, sou, NEW, bur, wat) look ideal for the England man to continue his hot streak.

Look out for potential rotation around the Champions League now the group stage has started but in Abraham, Lampard has a fit, healthy and hungry young player who will be chomping at the bit for game-time. So I’m not expecting a lot of rotation, particularly as Lampard’s best XI is now starting to settle down and become clear, both to him and to Fantasy managers. Abraham may also have one eye on a securing a place in Gareth Southgate’s England setup next summer. 

For me, it’s the creativity that may just swing it. Neither Haller or Abraham yet have any assists – Wilson has three. That said, each of those ‘assists’ are purely Fantasy assists, achieved for winning penalties and free-kicks that lead to goals for his team-mates, suggesting that it really is a close call between all three of them. 

Ted: All are good options, all have their positives but importantly some flaws. The short of it, for those of you that don’t want to read through my typical rambling, is that I’ll be getting Tammy Abraham next week but it’s close.

Tammy Abraham is a player I’ve been watching carefully all season because I’m desperate to fall in love with him. Two major issues put me off him in pre-season – his finishing and his ‘nailedness’ – but he’s seemingly proven he can overcome both in recent matches.

Yes, you can argue his current scoring and conversion rates are not sustainable. However, I believe he is showing everything needed to convince me that his form will give him the confidence to score well in his upcoming fixture run – no team has better fixtures from Gameweeks 7-12 than Chelsea.

Sadly, I now have to add a late caveat to this with Mason Mount having picked up an injury – whilst this could be a big blow for Abraham, I’d still be looking to buy him though Chelsea’s creation stats are worth monitoring.

Next on my list would be Haller. A real talent and out of the three, I’d probably fancy him to finish the season at the highest points. He has, in theory, a good amount of creative talent behind him and some fixtures that on paper are not too bad, but I’d worry that teams like Palace, Everton and Burnley could frustrate West Ham and limit that supply reaching him. He received nothing versus Villa but still managed to look pretty good which is a good sign!

I love Wilson as a player and his consistent returns in every single game is only matched by Aguero and Aubameyang. However, despite scoring well in recent games I’m not completely feeling the love just yet. Of the three, his team doesn’t have the best attacking stats. They don’t have the best fixtures. None of his stats are particularly better than the others. Unlike the other two, he will also be playing alongside someone and not hogging the chances himself. It’s not that he’s a bad option, it’s just that I like to be able to say “I’m getting him in for this, this and this reason” and I don’t feel like I can with Wilson. He’s a good option, just I prefer the other two.

Is time to shift funds from defenders to attackers? Which are best cheap defenders (below £5.0m)?

Ted: Yes and no. I don’t want to advocate setting your team up with 3x £4.5m defenders because quite frankly the selection on offer looks depressing currently, but if I need money for my team, it’s coming out of my defence.

To keep it succinct, I’d have two possibly three defenders that you can play every single week – preferably a TAA or a Digne or two, but a budget top-six defender would work too. The third slot can be someone a bit cheaper though, as long as you have someone who could cover for their tougher games.

As for cheap defenders, I’d say just aim for good fixture runs for secure teams. Leicester have been pretty tight at the back, so I can see myself getting Söyüncü soon as his run from Gameweeks 7 to 17 looks pretty excellent.

It’s a little hard to judge Burnley on the games that have already been, but despite a good fixture run on paper I’m a little sceptical to recommend a defender as they depend fully on clean sheets and I can see all of their next five opponents potentially scoring.

Someone like Guilbert could work given his decent chance creation, but again his fixtures aren’t awe-inspiring, much like Villa’s goal threat stats – perhaps some sort of rotation with someone like a Newcastle defender might work, though just writing that sentence makes me feel sad.

Holly: For sure – I’ve adopted the traditional 3-4-3 on Wildcard with just two premium defenders.

Lundstram is still a great asset and finding another cheap defender to rotate with him could be a great strategy. There’s Lowton and Pieters at Burnley, plus Mings and Guilbert at Aston Villa. Keep an eye on Rico and Hanley for that final fifth defender bench filler.

Lee: I believe it is, yes – we’re just not seeing the value from the big-money defenders right now.

Going into Gameweek 1, many of us placed bets on Man City, Liverpool and Everton – and based on last season’s statistics, those were bets well placed.

However, football being football, we’ve had serious injuries to key members in each of those set-ups. Laporte (Man City) and Allison (Liverpool) are the obvious ones, but since Gbamin’s injury earlier this season, Everton have conceded two or more goals in each of their last four games. Owners of Lucas Digne, therefore, have been reliant on attacking returns, which the Frenchman is, of course, capable of, but the clean sheet is an FPL defender’s bread and butter – without it, you can see why many managers are now looking to move Digne down to a cheaper defender for investment up front.

So with the plethora of mid-price forwards up top and plenty of options in midfield, who are our go-to £4.5m defenders? Incidentally, I’m going to assume that most Fantasy managers have John Lundstram, who still represents great out-of-position value at £4.2m. 

Leicester have not conceded more than one goal in a game so far this season, so with a little tightening up, Soyuncu could be a great option. His appeal increases once you look at the Foxes’ fixtures from Gameweek 9 onwards – they go on an incredible run that sees them only playing one (Arsenal at home) top six side until pretty much Christmas. 

I also like Aston Villa’s options. Whilst the rest of the Premier League winced at the eye-watering £20m price-tag, the Villa faithful were celebrating the bargain of the summer, having seen Mings become central to their defensive solidity last season while on loan in the Championship. At £4.5m, he’s a nice option, as is right-back Frédéric Guilbert at £4.4m. The 24-year-old Frenchman was known for his tough-tackling style and ‘old-school’ approach to defending in France, yet this season (particularly in pre-season) we’ve seen Dean Smith encourage him forward in attack with his heat-maps encouraging for any would-be suitors. At £4.4m, he represents good value, just be slightly careful of rotation with the likes of El Mohamady – although Guilbert has started the last three for the Villains. 

A shout-out next to the scorer of probably goal of the weekend in Gameweek 5, Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori. Back-to-back starts now suggest that Lampard may have found yet another young gem in that Blues squad. At only 0.5% ownership in FPL, we could also be looking at a decent differential ahead of a great run of Chelsea fixtures from GW7 onwards. Tread carefully around rotation though. If every defender was fit and available for Chelsea, would he make the first XI? One thing in his favour is his age – Lampard clearly has a remit to promote youth from within the ranks at Stamford Bridge. Gameweek 6 will be a real test against Firmino, Mané and Salah though, should Tomori get the nod. 

Lastly, Kiko Femenia has started all five games for Watford so far this season. A couple of weeks back, I would not be advocating bringing in a Watford defender. However, the return of Sanchez Flores in the manager hot-seat should see an upturn in defensive form. In the 2015/16 season, Sanchez Flores built his Watford team on defensive solidity, particularly at Vicarage Road where they only conceded 19 goals all season. Surely, that’s the philosophy the board have asked him to re-install. Femenia has also so far registered a touch in the opposition box every 41 minutes and created a chance every 56 minutes, so could represent good value for your £4.4m if the Hornets can get their act together defensively. 

jacksc5294: I benched Pukki and Cantwell against City and paid the price with a below-average week. Do you think both are fixture-proof going forward?

Sam: With Pukki, I will start him regardless of the opposition. His vision, movement and quality have shown us that he is able to score against arguably the two biggest sides in the league and therefore I don’t think there is any game he needs to be benched for. In fact, in a reverse from thinking of benching him I now see Pukki as a captain option in many fixtures.

The issue for many managers like myself is playing both Cantwell and Pukki together against the bigger clubs. Cantwell has now scored against Chelsea and Man City and got two assists versus Newcastle – this is the form of a player who, again, can be played in any fixture.

The scary part comes in playing two Norwich players against the big clubs, however, they have proven on numerous occasions already that they are able to score against the big teams and so we as FPL managers need to put faith in them or leave the points on the bench when they inevitably haul. 

Ted: For Pukki, I have and I will continue to play him regardless of opponent because I think that quite frankly he can score against any of these Premier League defences based on current viewing. It’s as simple as that really. Of course, form changes and whatnot, but for now, he’s safely in my starting XI.

Cantwell is a bit of a tricky one. He’s become hugely popular among large portions of the FPL community as a fifth midfielder that can be played. In the coming games, I’d certainly be looking to play him in every game coming up for him, with Norwich playing some very nice football. But is he fixture-proof?

‘Fixture-proof’ is one of those words that has been thrown around so much it’s lost a bit of meaning now, but by the definition of the word, no, he isn’t. Games against the likes of City or Liverpool would significantly decrease his potential output and for those that own both him and Pukki, I don’t think it’s worth dedicating two players to that game. His stats from that game weren’t fantastic (that goal was his only goal attempt), but whilst he does often get into the right positions, I still believe it was correct to bench.

In short, if the City vs Norwich game was to be played again, I’d still bench Cantwell but for his upcoming games, I’d be eager to play him every week.

Nick: Pukki and Cantwell certainly proved that they can perform against any opponent in the league and they look like a midfield-forward disruptor combo that we haven’t seen since Mahrez and Vardy. It doesn’t matter about the opponent for these guys and I am currently doubled up on them.

I would be wary however that Norwich are actually bottom for goal attempts for all sides, so whilst they have been clinical, they haven’t been creating buckets of chances which is slightly worrying.

Captain Kakaroto: What is so special (from an attacking perspective) about Lampard’s mindset? Does Lampard’s attacking approach lead us for double-up of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham?

Holly: This was something I strongly considered on Wildcard last week and I’m gutted I didn’t make the call in the end.

Although he is an injury doubt at present, I feel like Mount is perhaps the better option long-term and has the underlying statistics to back it up.

Abraham is a form player but I’m still not convinced he can maintain his output in the long run. With Liverpool up next, we’ve got a bit of time to take stock and consider how the Champions League could play out for them this season too. 


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922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Auba

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      😆

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Love him too Tina

  2. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Son rested - time to get him in !

    1. KNOW IT ALL
        8 months, 13 days ago

        yeah but stef, son or KDB?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Hard to fathom people got Pepe in ahead of him.

      • Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Next gw yes

      • Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Or is he not first choice? 😉

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 13 days ago

          He is their best player

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Son dropped* worry for owners

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 13 days ago

          This is a joke I hope

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          :). Son traveled with the team mate.

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Son

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Of

        1. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          A

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            gun.

          2. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Biatch

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        everyone gets an upvote

    3. DS29
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Pickford button
      Taa awb digne Kelly Lundstram
      Salah Cantwell Dendonker Tielemans David silva
      Aguero Vardy Jota
      Play wildcard? Or any transfer suggestion?
      Thanks in advance...
      I need 0.2 to fund jota to pukki... How can i do it if no wildcard?

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Don't need to wildcard. I'd downgrade Tielemans or Silva to fund it, but probably wait for next week so you can have 2 FT. You've got a decent team this week anyway I reckon.

        1. DS29
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Should I keep jota for another week? He is really disappointing but has a decent fixture...

          1. KNOW IT ALL
              8 months, 13 days ago

              yeah

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          You don't need a Pickford button - dispense with it. Seriously, I'd drop Button for a stable 4.0

      2. Mr. Wizard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        This is what I like to see...

        Abraham: “We’ll take anger out on Liverpool”

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Lol

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Did he try that last time with his pen?

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          It might be Liverpool who take out their anger on Chelsea.

      3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Thoughts on Mane & Wickham to Son & Abraham for -4?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Gw 7 Maybe a good move

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Will be priced out by then most likely. Can't take one more Tammy ride which probably come tonight or tom.

            This also means I do not have to play double Pool def against Chelsea and can bench Mount too.

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          no

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Son(c) against Soton at home next week.

        3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 13 days ago

          I would tbh

          1. KNOW IT ALL
              8 months, 13 days ago

              @legend of risicky - what would you say if you were not being honest?

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Would behave experienced and wise, and say "No, hold"

            • Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              I'm seriously tempted. Could be a season defining move. Anyways don't own Salah which is a risky.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                If you need you season to be defined I'm guessing you aren't having the best start, and in that case, go for it imo

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Your*

                2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Ranked 1.8m. Need something to push me up the rankings.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Thought this could be the case. Time to be aggressive imo

          2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Painful to lose Mane though

            1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Agreed.

          3. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            I'd be tempted to save it for next week. If you're prepared to take a hit you could also downgrade someone else to cope with any price changes?

            1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Yup I could do that. VVD or AWB could make that possible but not sure I want to sell VVD when he's against Sheffield.

          4. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            I would.

        4. Chandler Bing
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Guilbert (AVL) nailed on?

          1. KNOW IT ALL
              8 months, 13 days ago

              it is with sullivan

            • jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              No.

            • Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              No but he's a good pick if you have a bench

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Have I got this right: KWP on bench; Aurier didn't travel?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              KWP, yes. Aurier, not sure.

              Fact a CB is playing RB, again, isn't great for Aurier/KWP.

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                I've given up trying to understand Poch. Rumour is so have most of his players ... :).

          3. TB303
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Ndombele Worth keeping ? 6m

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Not for me.

            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Very little upside.

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Poor mans Doucoure.

            4. Better off with a pin and a…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Nah. Not much else at that price, though. Down to Cantwell or perhaps McGinn and use the funds somewhere else or maybe try to go up to Maddison?

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                How about CHO? Too early for him but if you are willing to wait he could be the bargain of the season

            5. TB303
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              thanks all

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

            Pope
            TAA Digne Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
            Sterling Salah KDB Mount Cantwell
            Pukki Barnes Haller
            0.3 itb
            2 fts
            Considering Son and 4.4 in for Mount and Haller and play cantwell every week. Absolutely destroys my bench but il be downgrading Digne soon to upgrade it. Good move or should I stick to my current team structure only

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

              Mount & Haller to Lanzini & Abraham hokey-cokey?

          5. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Signe, Mount to Rico, Son?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              If you never need to rely on Rico.

          6. Raul Seleccion
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Adrian
            TAA Lund Pieters
            Mane KDB Ceballos Cantwell
            Auba Kun Pukki 

            Button Mount Mings Soy

            Thinking of going top heavy on WC with Kun and Auba. Auba better than Sterling for now? Ceballos or Lamela? Cheers!

          7. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            If Mount is ruled out for liverpool is there a chance he could drop by 0.2 in price before gw7?

            (important ant for my transfer plan)

            1. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah easily

            2. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah defo. Seems to be "okay" though. Surely you'd just bench for Pool

              1. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Okay? Is there any source?

                1. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Scout tweet. No ligament damage so a week out at most I'd imagine

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Maybe - two weeks is not unheard of though. Did this many times myself. Much harder to clear medical these days ...

                  2. La Roja
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Just saw it, probably couple of weeks he’ll still be out I reckon

              2. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Even if he plays liverpool are likely to win.

                Why risk the injury. frank likely to give him extra week to heal imo

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Depends on the flag colour & if FPL want him to drop. It took over 600,000 sales for Martial to fall.

              Prices all a bit of a farce, wouldn't want to be relying on plans based around them.

              1. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Interesting. Cheers

            4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Nah. Flag will stop him from dropping that much...same happened with Martial

          8. Just_Ty
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            Digne, Mount, Rashford to Ota, Son, Abraham for -4?
            (Have the exact funds to do it)

            1. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              I’d have liked to keep Digne this GW tbh

              1. Just_Ty
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Indeed but will then be priced out

                1. La Roja
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Ok let’s put it on this way, you’re removing Digne for Ota, City defence in pieces

                  Mount yet to be confirmed if he is out

                  And Rashford could easily score vs Wham.

                  I think this -4 could backfire spectacularly. Risk it at your peril and go with gut feeling

                  1. Just_Ty
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    I like your thinking but yeah gut feeling and I still feel it should pay off over 2-3 GWs

                    City have nice fixtures and I don’t trust Everton.
                    So do Chelsea after Pool who keep on conceding...
                    And well, Son vs Mount...

          9. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            "To keep it succinct..." and proceeds to ramble on for four more paragraphs... 🙄

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Shame on you

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              A question btw. For community champion, do I need to sign up every week? Or is one time enough for the season

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Everytime I believe.

                I'll check. Not involved with any of the selection part but it seems a bit odd to select someone in GW 38 when they registered in GW 1 - no guarantee they are still active / want to do it then.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Yes I see , just a minor hassle to do it each week

                  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Yeah I can see that for sure. Can't think of an easier way to do it off the top of my head, not without a big tech fix anyways.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 13 days ago

                      It's no big deal, 🙂

            3. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah has verbal diarrhea that Ted

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Pretty much summarises most of my answers 😆

                Too much I want to talk about usually 😉

                1. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  No actually you write like I think - conditionally

          10. Dele
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            How many are thinking of the Salah to Mane switch?

            1. KNOW IT ALL
                8 months, 13 days ago

                many

              • Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Everyone with transfers to spend

              • cravencottage
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Not really. Salah on Pens and set pieces. Still think he is the better option

              • La Roja
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                I think if you have either of them, just stick with it

              • Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Not getting rid of salah

              • Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Trust me it doesn’t work, Salah hauls, Mane blanks, you’ll want Salah back.

            2. Here Comes The Son ★
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              It feels like Salah's been average so far this season and Mane's been on fire. Yet there Salah is, 5 points ahead of him.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Played one more game

                1. Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Whoopsie.. that would explain it.

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                75 more minutes vs THAT Norwich defence saving Salah in that regard.

              3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                The penalty and that time he did pass to him...10-15 point gap right there

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  And playing the extra game, forgot

            3. DS29
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Keep jota for one last week? Has a nice fixture....

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

                Wolves will come around, but squad is too stretched with extra games. No problem selling if no other issues to solve

              2. borispkpk
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                drop

            4. borispkpk
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Current Team: 1FT (3-5-2)
              Lundstram - Kelly - Digne* - Hayley - TAA
              Cantwell - Ceballos* - KDB - Sterling - Salah
              Greenwood* - Pukki - Abraham

              WC/-8 (3-4-3)
              Lundstram - Kelly - AVL def/Tomori - Hayley - TAA
              Cantwell -Hayden - KDB - Sterling - Salah
              Auba - Pukki - Abraham

              a.Hold
              b.WC
              c. -8

              Thanks

              1. linkafu
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Keep Digne and change TAA

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    This isnt good advice

              2. sovietrockettes
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                As much as I’d like to sit tight with Mount, I am rocking a Man City triple-up (Aguero Sterling Zinchenko) and a rather light bench with Rico and Greenwood. With Pep roulette in motion, should I risk not fielding a full side or transfer Mount out for someone like Sigurdsson (and Zinchenko>fodder) 2 FT 0ITB

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  I would hold on Mount , Chelsea have a good run from gw 7

                  1. sovietrockettes
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Cheers

                  2. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Kun could haul big this gw , think he will . But am looking to move him out next week to afford an alleound upgrade

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 13 days ago

                      Allround

                2. sovietrockettes
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  For ease of reference:

                  Pope
                  TAA Digne Zinchenko*
                  Salah Sterling Mount* Ceballos Cantwell
                  Aguero Pukki

                  Adrian Rico Lundstram Greenwood
                  2FT 0ITB

                3. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Would wait for official news, but the source that says Mount doesn't have ligamant damage also reckons he's out vs Liverpool. If you have a more nailed for sub should be ok though if prefer to hold (many have the Pep problem)

              3. The Cherry Picker
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Alright everyone.

                I’m one of the admins for a fantasy specific whattsapp group. It’s a mixture of high quality articles, RMTs and general nonsense (much like this site).

                We’ve just had 3 openings come up to get the numbers back up to where we want them to be.

                Since I joined the group my OR has been consistently better for the past two seasons, if you’re looking to improve your rank, meet some new people and have a laugh feel free to apply.

                If you’re interested send me an email at simonalcroft@outlook.com

                With your name, age, team you support, where you live and include any recent fantasy articles you’ve put together (these don’t need to be current; anything you’ve done in the past will do) along with anything else you think will help your application.

                Thanks! Xx

                1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Is this Spam?

                2. The Cherry Picker
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  It’s the first and only time I’ve posted it so I highly doubt it.

                  1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Are you talking to me?

                3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  And what's whattsap? Never used it

                4. The Cherry Picker
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  It’s just a messaging app for individuals and groups.

                  1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Are youuuuu talking to me?

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 13 days ago

                      Obviously

                      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 13 days ago

                        Who asked you?

                        1. Debauchy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          8 months, 13 days ago

                          Relax fella.

                          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                            • 2 Years
                            8 months, 13 days ago

                            ok

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

                Stay attacking, or downgrade 1 (who?) to up defence?

                Pope (Button)
                Ota Mina Soy Montoya Lund
                Mane sterling KdB Son (Cantwell)
                Pukki Abraham Barnes

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Stay attacking but work on getting TAA in. Lose Ota and Mina to afford

                  1. Phlajo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    That would be pretty tough I think

              5. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                Really boxing myself in with the fodder here, but thought I would get feedback all the same. This is an option on WC...

                Pope, Button
                Trent, Lunds, Kelly, Lowton, Rico
                Salah, Sterling, DeBruyne, Cantwell, Son
                Pukki, Abraham, Greenwood

                Way too thin at the back, right?

                1. La Roja
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Yeah, nailed on for a 22 pointer GW

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Figured. Cheers.

                    This is certainly tantalizing, though (to me, at least):
                    Salah, Sterling, DeBruyne, Cantwell, Son
                    Pukki, Abraham

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Bloody good attack
                  Defense is poor but i like the team

                3. Rhodes your boat
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  My team is likely to be very similar so I like it 😉 only worry for me is no auba but I’d have to lose taa and son/kdb for him

              6. Totti
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                A) best mount replacement?

                B) haller-> abraham
                1) yay
                2) nay

                2 FT

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  A) Keep Mount - sounds like no serious damage
                  B) Keep Haller this week

                  1. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Keep

              7. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                One week punt :
                Iwobi (SHU)
                Or,
                McNeil (NOR)

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  McNeil

                2. Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  McNeil

                3. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Mcneil

              8. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                With Mount out I need help for first on the bench.

                Donker or Greenwood?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Greenwood if feeling lucky
                  Donkey is a 2 pointer

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Daniel De Donker

                3. Bookkeeper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Is Mount out confirmed?

                4. Hits from the Bong
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Dendo

                5. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  No confirmation yet

              9. Hits from the Bong
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 13 days ago

                A. KDB to Son
                B. Mount + Digne to Son + Rico
                C. Haller + Sterling to Aubameyang + Son
                D. Save

                Pope
                TAA Digne Dunk
                Sterling Mane KDB Mount
                Haller Pukka Tammy

                Button Cantwell Lundstram Kelly
                £1m

                1. Rhodes your boat
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Wouldn’t do any of those moves could backfire

                2. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  D, or B if not patient on Mount
                  Unless you have strong opinion either way A/C have potential to go pretty wrong this week

                3. Hits from the Bong
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Cheers. think I’ll leave it

              10. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                On wc and trying to make final choices (other mid/striker is 4.5)

                A) taa kdb
                B) Matip auba

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  A

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks Miguel

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  A

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks!

              11. Game of Throw_ins
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 13 days ago

                KDB+Haller ➡ Son+Abraham for free.. Good moves or Kneejerk??

                1. Rhodes your boat
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  Solid moves but kdb haller could easily score more

                2. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  I would next week

                3. Zlatanzo
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Huge kneejerk, not this week considering fixtures also.

                4. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 13 days ago

                  A few flags lighting up my team that is already on a -4. Can I ride out this GW or should I WC?

                  Pope
                  TAA Digne Emerson*
                  Sterling Son Mount* James*
                  Aguero (c) Pukki Abraham

                  Woodman Dendocker Montoya Lundstram 0FT 0.2 ITB

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Whats wrong with James?...

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 months, 13 days ago

                      Picked up a knock and is out of tomorrow's game.

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    WC 😉

                  3. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 13 days ago

                    Could get through without but I would wc

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

                    Hold Kun cpt will cover your frailties this week. Just that I would lose him on a WC so rather do next week