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Is Riyad Mahrez a viable cut-price FPL route into the Man City attack?

Averaging 10.50 points per start and providing better value for money (based on points per million spent) than all other Manchester City assets bar Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) is hovering on the Fantasy Premier League radar at present.

With De Bruyne nursing a groin injury and a doubt for the visit of Wolves on Sunday, the demand for Mahrez’s services may well step up a notch as we approach the weekend.

Currently, the Algerian is the fifth-most-bought FPL midfielder of Gameweek 8.

Successive double-digit hauls against Watford and Everton have increased interest, although he is still very much in differential territory when it comes to FPL ownership (4.1% at the time of writing).

Is he worth considering as a Fantasy option, then, in the weeks ahead?

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. Twisted melons
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 21 hours ago

    Digne to Pereira or robbo? Also have TAA and Leicester fixtures look better

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 21 hours ago

      PEreira for now. Robbo longer term.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 21 hours ago

      I moved Digne to Soyuncu last week for the cash. Starting to think not so wise after seeing Perriera in action. Superb game!

  2. Monya Meow Meow
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 21 hours ago

    Dendo to Guendouzi or McTom worth a shout this week? Can only afford up to 5.0 with my FT to cover for Cantwell and KDB in case both misses.

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 21 hours ago

      Not sure if Cantwell is worthy of the 4th mid. spot tbh.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 21 hours ago

        He is at home, so is he my 3.5th mid? (When away, he is rotated)

      2. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 18 hours ago

        Agreed, that's why I am trying to fit in someone who can rotate with him for that 4th mid spot.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 20 hours ago

      I look at Cantwell Lund Soyuncu and Rose as my fodder and hope I can deal nicely with rotation. it needs a change in formation sometimes though.

  3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      15 days, 21 hours ago

      Gtg? Any moves to make or save?

      Pope
      TAA Pieters Lundstrum
      Mane Son Mount Cantwell
      Aguero (c) Abraham Pukki

      Button Rico Soy KDB (1FT 0m itb)

      Haven’t been active this week - what seems to be the move for KDB owners, keep or sell?

      1. NewcastleToon74
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          I say you keep KDB until further news come out. And Aguero may not play many minutes as he may be substituted against Wolves because Jesus is Match fit

      2. balint84
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 21 hours ago

        Predicted Sterling minutes?

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          Full game

      3. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 21 hours ago

        Should i Debryunify my team (awesome punt, i know)?

        Pope,
        Otamendi, TAA, Lundstram, Dunk
        Mane, Sterling, Son, Cantwell
        Tammy, Pukki

        Button, KdB, Greenwood, Hanley
        1FT, 1,2 ITB

        Was planning to save FT for after IB, but have several weak spots in the team. Have to field Dunk against Spurs, and Hanley seems to have lost his spot. So now considering options

        A - KdB -> Mahrez
        B - KdB -> Dilva
        C - Dunk -> Tomori
        D - KdB, Greenwood -> Yarmolenko, Vardy
        E - Son, Greenwood -> Yarmolenko, Vardy
        F - save FT

        1. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          Double transfers are obviously for a (-4)

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          Very nice word - but surely the spelling should be Debruynify.
          As for the concept, I'm keeping him for now.

          1. afsr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 21 hours ago

            Yes, my bad )
            I'm going to wait for pressers anyhow, to at least know if he'll be back after IB

            Selling Son is also looking like a viable option, since Spurs are so bad right now

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          btw - your team link should be
          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4443480/history

        4. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          The sensible move may be to hold, but I'm likely selling for similar reasons. Perhaps a straight swap with just 1FT although Mahrez/Silva hav their own risks. Something like D looks best but not sure for a hit. Waiting for press conferences

      4. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 21 hours ago

        Does Yarmo have international duty?

        1. mookie
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          Would also like to know this.

        2. mookie
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          Googled it and found nothing.

        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 21 hours ago

          He is a staple in the Ukraine side, so should be.

        4. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          He is a main man for his country.

        5. toca
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            Yes, and playing vs Portugal at home, so crucial game.

        6. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Who did you guys get in for KDB? Or did you keep him?

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Keeping

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Not enough info IMO.
            1 How serious is the injury.
            2 If not is he excused from international duty.
            3 Will Bilva get a ban?
            4 If b
            Bilva does it makes Mahrez appealing.

            1. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              Pep said it's not serious a doubt for Sunday but should be ok AFTER the IB

              1. Lallana
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 20 hours ago

                Yeah, might as well keep him but I'm worried about him being an injury prone player.

                Might just wait until after international break...but tempted to get Sterling in for him now.

                1. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  15 days, 20 hours ago

                  I agree, but that is also why Pep wont risk him this wknd and NOT send him on IB. ......in my opinion.

        7. Van La Parranormal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Who to captain?
          A) Aguero
          B) Auba
          C) Kane
          D) Sterling
          E) Salah

          1. Lallana
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Sterling then Auba then Salah best I feel this week

            1. Van La Parranormal
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              Vc Auba i guess?

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 20 hours ago

                See below about Auba. I watch him a lot and his game involvement is so low to his scoring it makes me feel uneasy.

                1. Lallana
                  • 5 Years
                  15 days, 20 hours ago

                  around 40 goals in 56 games for Arsenal is nice though
                  in an end to end game with Bournemouth, could be good

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 20 hours ago

                    Agree all the way. It does not make sense why I should feel the way I do.

            2. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              If they play. Salah for safe but form not great.

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            A Rotation
            B low Ceiling
            C Unknown quantity at present coming off a hammering.
            D Rotation
            E Perfect if you have him

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 20 hours ago

              All correct except D this GW - he will start, and he will get returns. Don't have him myself, unfortunately.

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 18 hours ago

                Yeah: Info includes other weeks.

        8. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Morning guys. I'm looking at the Sako kid at Arsenal......looks better than Pepe but I'm guessing when Laca is back he is bench fodder or is he worth the punt as a 5th mid ??

          1. Lallana
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Too risky at the moment, rather have cantwell

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            You gave reasons why to avoid. Pepe also must be shocking after 72 mil cost. I bet Pepe gets more time.

        9. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Morning guys. With all the media coverage about Vertonghen do we reckon he will be benched this wknd ??

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            ? Plse share

        10. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Wonder how many are doing De Bruyne>Pepe or Pogba for a punt

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Hope lots
            Lol

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            Please Please!

        11. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          With Aurier getting sent off, I imagine Digne getting sent off for me this week

        12. Fozzyb34r
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Would you...

          A - Keep KDB and play Vardy (liv) leaving Otamendi as my only city player
          or
          B - KBD -> Mahrez and bench Vardy

          1. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 20 hours ago

            a

        13. eduk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 20 hours ago

          Have KDB and want rid of Ceballos.
          KDB to Mahrez seems like the obvious move. Depending on how serious the injury to KDB is though I want a route back.

          If I get Yarmolenko I need KDB to fall by .1 to swap Mahrez to KDB with 1 transfer.
          If I get Mount I need to use both transfers.
          If I get McGinn I can definitely do it in one.

          I haven't seen enough of West Ham or Villa to know if they can sustain. Chelsea are 'safer' form wise (I think) but then will Mount come under any pressure with various players getting fit?

          James could be worth a punt? But I think Manu aren't going to consistently play well this year.

          Any other mids under 7.4 or under 6 worth thinking about? (have cantwell).

        14. balint84
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 17 hours ago

          Maherz or Dilva or Bilva? (in the place of KDB)

        15. Mr. Chimes
            15 days, 13 hours ago

            Want to get McGinn or better midfielder but would have to drop Cantwell... not sure if worth it

            Heaton - Pope

            AWB - Rico - Kelly - Lunds - Tomori
            Salah - KDB - Mount - Cantwell - Nakamba
            Auba - Pukki - Aguero

            0.4 ITB, 2FTs

            Any ideas?