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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. Hotstepper
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      PEreira for now. Robbo longer term.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days 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
    10 months, 12 days 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
      10 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

      2. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 11 days ago

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

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days 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
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days 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
        10 months, 12 days 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Predicted Sterling minutes?

      1. andres
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Full game

    3. afsr
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 12 days 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Double transfers are obviously for a (-4)

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. afsr
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 12 days 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
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

      4. MTPockets
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 12 days 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Does Yarmo have international duty?

      1. mookie
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Would also like to know this.

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Googled it and found nothing.

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

      4. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        He is a main man for his country.

      5. El Presidente
          10 months, 11 days ago

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

      6. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Keeping

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days 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
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. Lallana
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 12 days 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
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 12 days ago

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

      7. FPL Egregious
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Lallana
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling then Auba then Salah best I feel this week

          1. FPL Egregious
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            Vc Auba i guess?

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 12 days 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
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 12 days ago

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

                1. FALSE PROFIT
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 12 days ago

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

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days 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
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 11 days ago

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

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah: Info includes other weeks.

      8. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days 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
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Too risky at the moment, rather have cantwell

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 11 days 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
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 11 days ago

          ? Plse share

      10. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Hope lots
          Lol

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 11 days ago

          Please Please!

      11. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

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

      12. Fozzyb34r
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 11 days 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
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 11 days ago

          a

      13. eduk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 11 days 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 11 days ago

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

      15. Mr. Chimes
          10 months, 11 days 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?