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. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why does the ref warn the keeper about coming off the line? It's his problem if he doesn't know the rules.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      More Importantly why do they tell them when they almost never penalize them for it anyway

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No Son, no Party.

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    English clubs making a complete fool of themselves in ucl. Utd simply have to return

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice bait.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This guy does'nt need Meatpie

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      To create an even bigger fool of themselves and English football?

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Top banter

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They did alright last season

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah, UTD and Arsenal too

    6. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just say no

  4. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    VOS ,Vertongen Ota and Stones , avoid at all costs

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I was trying to work out who VOS was for a second there.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😆

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Sooonfeed era innit

      2. SKULL AND GNOMES
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        well?

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son sighting.

    1. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      where?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Window.

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Damn, DSilva punt in UCL doesn’t pay off.

    & Sterling(c) plan just took a blow.

    Bloody Pep.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes, the Sterling (c) thing is a bugger. On a WC and puzzled about what to do now. Pep might not rest Sterling for Watford but it can't be far off.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Expected he’d miss Liverpool. As long as he’s back for Brighton...

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'll take that and play Cantwell in the meantime if that is the case

  7. JakeTheRed
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Sterling & Boly

    B) KDB & TAA

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B by a country

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C) wildcard

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  8. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is there really any point in getting Rico if he's not even nailed??

    1. MTPockets
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not if you need him to play

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Enabler at 4m.

        Makes sense if you’ve 12 other starting outfielders.

      • Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not if you need him to start regularly, some looking for immediate funds are getting him, your call

    2. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Surely if sterling is rested it's going to be against Preston next midweek? If he rests him Saturday and tuesdaythats 10 days without a game. Overkill imo

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'll cling to that with you.

      2. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Especially when they are 5 points behind.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Agreed, good logic there.

      4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Could miss both games.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Hmmm

        2. The Rumour Mill
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I think we will see managed minutes tonight and saturday. Would be surprised to see 0 minutes saturday

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            That thought crossed my mind. 60-ish in both. Meh, maybe, who cares.

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On a WC, would you go Agüero or Sterling?

      Currently got Sterling but seriously considering the switch, even before the team news tonight. Down side is he would push Auba out.

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I've gone Sterling.

      2. LEEEEDS
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I've gone for kun instead of sterling but have kdb too.... See how it pans out

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Also got KDB, and it's one or the other to go with him. Generally prefer Sterling but Agüero is consistently delivering.

      3. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If you can get Sterling and Auba then that sounds pretty good to me. Jesus is clearly fit (assuming he gets through tonight) so Aguero will get fewer minutes over time; if that hampers him much!

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          That's what I've currently got. It's just the fear of Sterling being rested but that could be a short term worry compared to the ongoing Jesus problem.

      4. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sticking my neck out here to say Auba should be the priority among the three in mid term. Team structure wise Sterling works better alongside him.

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Cheers. I kind of agree. Pep rotation is just messing with decision making.

      5. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Rather sterling

      6. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I went kun Sterling and kdb

        No regrets yet

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Too much for my tastes. But will probably do very well this weekend.

    4. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A) Auba, Cantwell and Lundstrum

      B) Wilson, Mount (if fit) and Wan Bissaka

    5. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kun to play against Preston and will be rested against watford after Jesus hattrick against Shakhtar

      1. SKULL AND GNOMES
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        ban

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Why?

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Confirmed

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Another non owner 😆

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          ofcourse 🙁

      4. MITHRRANDIRR
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Dream on

      5. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Would be more interesting if Pep played 3-5-2 with Jesus and Aguero up top and benching Sterling:

        Ederson
        Walker Fernandinho Otamendi
        Cancelo KDB Rodrigo Silva Mendy
        Jesus Aguero

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          shut upppppppp

    6. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pukki captain this weekend then.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Blanked at West Ham

        1. tyron
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          did not blank vs Man city 😉

    7. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who to Captain this gameweek:

      Sterling vs Watford
      Salah vs Chelsea
      Pukki vs Burnley
      Wilson vs Southampton

      Thanks!

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wilson

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Pukki

      3. tyron
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        wilson is the definition of fpl troll will never recommend captaining him. his points will be enough as a differential

    8. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What moves if any would you make with this team?

      Pope
      TAA - Digne - AWB - VVD
      Mane - Sterling - KDB - Cantwell
      Pukki - Barnes

      (4.0 - Mount! - Lundstarm - Wickham)
      1.0m & 1FT

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sterling to Kun

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        None

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Anybody to Kun

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Seriously, none

      4. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It's fine stick.

      5. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Save - unless someone gets injured. Decent team for this week.

      6. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Start to downgrade defence. Premium defenders just aren't looking good this season

      7. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers guys! Sticking this week and then maybe 3 transfers next week looks the best option.

      8. Treadstone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        VVD to Robbo.....wing backs all day long.

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Who are you captaining karam?

    9. tyron
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      aguero and silva rested. nicely. silva will survive watford and well Aguero captaincy LOCKED IN! CAN'T WAIT

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah woohoo, we get it x

        1. tyron
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          HAHAHAHA

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            ?

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Wow, this is getting upvotes? “Chaaldish”

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          😆 😆 😆 good one

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            What, exactly?

            1. tyron
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              your sacarsm

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Wasn’t sarcasm? Your post was a bit OTT and compiled after a bunch of similar ones - I responded.

                1. tyron
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  oh didnt realise. sorry the excitement got the better of me

    10. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      which is a greater priority to get in?
      Tammy or Son

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        A

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sonammy

      3. tyron
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        saving ft this weekend to get them both in gw 7. unless aguero does something to make me selling him hard.

    11. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kun to start vs Watford. Captain here we go!

      1. tyron
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        cant wait

    12. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would be pretty funny now if Sterling hauls and Kun blanks this weekend.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Would be funny if Sterling does not start.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Not really. Would suck pretty bad, actually.

          I maybe should have said “ironic” - happy?

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        So many kun non Owens today

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Kun is definitely not Owen.

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          At least I’m literate.

      3. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Can’t wait

      4. tyron
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        lol how about no.

      5. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Which could easily happen..anyone bringing In Aguero now will be disappointed when he's rested for jesus sooner rather than later.

    13. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling and Zinchenko likely benched against Watford ?

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Doubtful.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        50/50

      3. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hope not...

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sterling surely starts. Mendy could start but expect he will get the Preston game after.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          KDB got his rest, Aguero is getting his rest, surely the next one is Sterling ?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Can't see it personally.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Sterling will get his rest in Carabao cup next week

    14. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Seriously tempted with Sterling and Haller to Kun and 7.6 or below midfielder, should I do it or stick?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Stick

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Big call for your team.

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If you have KDB then the right choice.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          That’s clear.

          How would having KDB Sterling or KDB Kun be that significant?

      4. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You don't even know which 7.6 or below midfielder 😀

        1. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Well I was thinking originally of Martial but it depends on fitness tbh. So I have an idea..... lol

    15. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dele rested for Leicester.

      Son on.

    16. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Barnes could be an interesting captain choice. Just throwing it out there.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Everyone should do it

      2. SKULL AND GNOMES
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well don't do it again

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Sorry.

          1. SKULL AND GNOMES
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            🙂

    17. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sterling and mount to KDB and Son for a hit?

      Have aguero for captaincy

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wouldn't lose either of Sterling or Mount

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          And for a hit...

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Even with mount out?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Might only miss the Liverpool game at worst

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I saw injury in slow motion. Looked so bad. Surprised he walked off the pitch on own

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Have a look at the news

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Probably got hits like that twice a game in the Championship last year

    18. rohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      One week midfielder punt for 8.1? Thinking Richarlison

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        One of the Silva’s.

      2. SKULL AND GNOMES
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Guendouzi

      3. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Zaha or Martial if he on bench. Sheffield aint pushovers defensively and wolves showed their defending last match plus will be jaded after europa match against quick Zaha

      4. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        How much of a punt? Ozil - apparently not playing tomorrow night then Villa at home (unless he's injured of course).

      5. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yup, Richarlison is a good call.

    19. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      With Mendy on bench today, matter time before Zinchenko loses place? Probably keep him for watford but guess need to save a transfer there :/

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Expect Mendy to play the Preston game next week.

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Hope mendy gets some.mimutes from.60min from.zinchrnko. Atleast Zinch should start vs Wat then

    20. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Subs
      10 Agüero
      20 Bernardo Silva
      21 Silva
      22 Mendy
      27 Cancelo

      First choice players for the weekend?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        4/5.

      2. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If mendy doesnt play a min today then he will start else first 3

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Mendy more likely to start at the weekend if Mendy gets 20 mins tonight, I’d say.

          Pep’s not going to start him out of the blue.

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Agree with this. If they're doing ok tonight he'll get some minutes and I don't think he'll start this weekend either way, but could come on again. Won't be long though.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Yeah this. Maybe a week too soon.

      3. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Who knows. Some of it may depend on tonight.

      4. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        All but Cancelo imo

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Walker could play right CB in a back 3. Jesus and Aguero up top. Sterling rested.

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Midfield of Rodri, DSilva, KDB

        Frontline of Jesus Aguero and BSilva.

        That is a possibility.

    21. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Feast or famine captain pick....

      Digne.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        17 pointer or -1

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          That's it! He's a funny guy.

      2. SKULL AND GNOMES
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He's at it again!

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          😀

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah ,leaning to famine though

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Quite possible.

    22. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Arsenal fixtures so tempting but Auba breaks my team 🙁

      A) Auba, Cantwell and Lundstrum

      B) Wilson, Mount (if fit) and Wan Bissaka