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Salah and de Bruyne sold by chunk of top 10k managers this week

A chunk of high ranking Fantasy Premier League managers opted to sell Kevin de Bruyne (£10.0m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) for Gameweek 8.

The Manchester City midfielder was ruled out of the meeting with Wolves this weekend after suffering a groin injury against Everton.

Manager Pep Guardiola described the issue as “not serious” this week and seemed optimistic that de Bruyne would be back after the upcoming international break.

However, that relatively positive update on the player was not enough for a sizeable portion of managers currently ranked inside the top 10,000 places worldwide.

Going into Gameweek 7, de Bruyne was sat in 85.8% of teams at this level, more than any other Fantasy asset.

However, his ownership in the top 10k dropped to just 59.9% for the Gameweek 8 deadline.

That represents an ownership drop of 25% at this level of the game.

Some of that might be influenced by a change of personnel inside the top 10k, but considering de Bruyne scored nine points against Everton, it seems unlikely that many teams without him earned green arrows into the upper echelons.

Considering the Belgian international was sold by 795,000+ managers worldwide for Gameweek 8, it seems likely that his drop in top 10k popularity was heavily influenced by these sales.

The Fantasy community will almost certainly be holding its collective breath over the international break as we await further information on de Bruyne’s recovery – so it will be interesting to see how much ground can be gained by this chunk of managers as they go without him for at least Gameweek 8.

All eyes will be on de Bruyne’s fitness situation after the international break

Another premium option moved on by this season’s highest-ranking Fantasy managers was Liverpool man Salah.

He was sat in just 54% of top 10k teams at the Gameweek 8 deadline, a drop of 16% from the 66.1% recorded ahead of Gameweek 7.

Those sold the Egyptian for Gameweek 8 breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday afternoon as Liverpool were largely restricted by Leicester City.

The Reds did win the match courtesy of a James Milner (£5.3m) penalty but it was scored after Salah had come off with a knock.

Whether he would have taken it had he still been on the pitch is hard to say given that Milner has historically taken spot-kicks even when sharing the field with Salah.

The injury did not look too serious at the time and he will have an international break without any match duties to recover.

However, Jurgen Klopp did seem angry about the challenge on him from Hamza Choudhury (£4.5m) and did not paint a positive picture.

“How can he be okay? He was limping from the pitch and you ask me if he’s okay! How can he be okay?! Did you watch it back? Watch me, what do you think?” – Jurgen Klopp

With De Bruyne and Salah both losing support among the top 10k, it is interesting to see which premium options increased in popularity for Gameweek 8.

It appears one of the most common recipients of those players’ funds was Raheem Sterling (£12.1m).

The England international’s popularity within the top 10k rose from 30.6% to 38.2% for Gameweek 8.

However, Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) also saw a dip in popularity for this weekend, dropping from 52% ownership in the top 10k for Gameweek 7 to just 40.5% for Gameweek 8.

To see where some of these funds have been moved to, a look at the Gameweek 8 Wildcard template among the top 10k gives us some clues.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s (£11.0m) recent form has convinced 49.8% of managers at this level who Wildcarded this week to include him in their squad ahead of Bournemouth’s trip to the Emirates Stadium.

Also included among the most popular Wildcard targets was Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) selected by 36.2% of top 10k Wildcarders for Gameweek 8.

The absence of de Bruyne from this selection shows that the Algerian has been pounced upon as a short-term opportunity while the Belgian is out.

Despite Aubameyang’s popularity on those Wildcards, and being signed by 210,000+ managers worldwide, for Gameweek 8, the top 10k were not particularly interested in him for the captaincy this week.

It was a close-run thing for the most popular captain in the upper echelons of the world rankings, Aguero and Sterling both backed by a similar amount.

It was the Argentinian who topped the charts for top 10k captains, 23.5% of them handing him the armband for that meeting with Wolves.

Meanwhile, 22.5% placed the armband on Sterling and 13.9% went for Salah.

Aubameyang did not appear in the top three and made up the 40.1% chunk representing ‘Other’ captains.

Aubameyang was captained by just 13% of managers in the top 10k in Gameweek 8, while 6.8% went for Teemu Pukki (£7.2m) and 4.5% backed Harry Kane (£11.0m).

Finally, another look at general chip usage among the top 10k shows that they are becoming more and more a reliable test of high performance.

40% of the managers at this level are yet to use a chip this season, while 37.1% of them have played just one.

According to the breakdown, it is the Wildcard that remains the most popular, used by 39.5% so far.

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2,266 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Otamendi, Salah, Barnes

    To

    Söyüncü, Mane, Vardy

    Worth it?

    1. NWA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      yes

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any arguments for keeping
    A) Digne (likely getting Soyuncu)
    B) Pukki (likely getting Vardy)
    C) Salah over Mane?

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thinking about the same, and I haven't found a case for keeping any of them. Likely to play the WC after tomorrow's games, and I can't see myself keeping any of them.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Repeating myself a bit there!

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I’m tempted to just activate just now and get it over with, given they’ve all played already anyway - any injuries or anything tmr would only cement my decision to WC...

        Idk

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah, good point. Don't really know what I'm waiting for really – maybe an excuse for not wildcarding.

          The thing is - I don't think my team looks horrible at the moment, but it's sure not bringing in the points…

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            exactly me

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              On the other hand, at some point you just got to play the wildcard. Having it available going into an international break is an advantage (on paper). Good time to shake things up a bit.

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do all 3

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Keep all 3?

        1. Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Get Söyüncü, Vardy and mane

  3. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I know it's Liverpool, but ... anyone think Mane could be done for diving retrospectively?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wtf?

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        you don't it was a dive?

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No, but Albrighton should be banned for not having a brain

        2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          1 month, 8 days ago

          no it wasnt a dive, just naivety from the guy who was hacking at Mane from behind. Im sure Mane knew full well he could get a penalty in such a position and maybe he held the ball long enough to do so, but he didnt dive particularly. It is a foul from their own stupidity really

          1. Pulp Minion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Hardly a "hack" - but highly stupid alright.

            To be honest I'd be happy if it was given for my own team.

            1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              1 month, 8 days ago

              it was weak i agree, but i think mane is sneaky like that.
              In the Cl final he 100% kicked that ball at Mousas arm to get the handball. Mane is a smart cookie

              1. Pulp Minion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Have to agree with you there, he's been fantastic over the last few years.
                Probably a better footballer than Salah as well.

                1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I can see why people say he is better than Salah but idk, without Salahs influence I dont think Mane would be the player he is today. Maybe the prodigy has surpassed his master

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Lol

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I’m Utd through and through but I’d be worried if he is banned - Ole will really have to have a word with that Dan James

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          "I'm Utd through and through "
          That's just made my evening.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            1 month, 8 days ago

            You wont find one loyaler than me bro.

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Or more entertaining.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Got tackled so no.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Extremely soft

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Silly tackle, correct decision.

          1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I'd love to see that decision made for any of the smaller teams in the league.

            1. Pulp Minion
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I wonder if it was the other way around and a Pool played did it to Vardy would we have had the same result?

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I guarantee if someone did it to Rashy or PogBOOM we wouldnt have got a pen

                1. Pulp Minion
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I suppose the top teams get all the decisions.

              2. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No chance in hell. The trouble with VAR is it doesn't overrule referees so if there is bias in the ref's decision, there will be bias in the VAR decision.

                Might have been contact, but Mane still made a meal out of it and did dive to con the ref - that was never a natural way to fall after the contact he received.

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Highly unlikely

    5. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Didn't see the situation myself, but I understand there was clear contact?

    6. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, not when Salah didn't get done any of those times last season. Retrospective action only seems to be taken when it's literally an air tackle, i.e no contact at all. Anything where there's contact will always be impossible to prove as a dive.

    7. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Clear foul , clear penalty.

    8. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The offence is “successful deception of a match official”
      To quote Alan Shearer on MotD (and Danny Murphy agreed) "It was a dive"

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Shearer and Murphy always say whatever they think we (Utd fans) want to hear because we are the majority tbf

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Shearer in "I think the exact opposite of VAR, whatever that decision was" shock.

    9. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      "... anyone think Mane could be done for diving retrospectively? ...". The play was VARed mate. :).

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        VAR only intervenes in the course of a match when the officials have made a 'clear and obvious error' in one of four key areas - and going by this year the bar is impossible to clear.

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

          Mate, all penalties in the EPL are VARed. How can you have a retrospective ruling on a play that was VARed?

          1. Pulp Minion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I'm not sure, it will be intresting to see if it ever happens.

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              1 month, 8 days ago

              It wont

    10. Sepp Blattered
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Now that there is VAR, very unlikely.

    11. sparticas7
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He went through the player to get the ball. No matter the players reaction anywhere else on the pitch it’s a free kick. It even went to VAR. I think a few heads need to be wobbled.

    12. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mané and most footballers knows that if they stay on their feet they will not get anything, so he falls down, too easy and in the category of over-acting but it´s not a dive. So no

  4. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you wc this?
    1 FT
    Heaton Button
    Robertson Digne Montoya Kelly Otamendi
    Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell Kdb
    Greenwood Tammy Pukki

  5. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Time to get rid of Salah?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Weeks ago

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Some will keep him all season regardless.

    3. UpAndAway
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Asking myself the same question. Mane looks far more dangerous and clinical. Salah's touch and passing was woeful.

      1. ted mcsheenery
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Very pleased with my Salah to Mane gw3..!

    4. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes. Didnt score today. Mane did

  6. Named
    1 month, 8 days ago

    my team is pope ryan
    TAA Zinch AWB Digne Tomori
    Mount Ceballos cantwell Sterling Salah
    Vardy Pukki Greenwood
    definitely time to WC i think...
    100.5 0.5 ITB
    What is the optimal WC team right now?
    if i shouldn't wc what are my options?

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    God this wc looks so much better than my current team.

    Hendo
    TAA Tomori Soy
    Mount Mane Sterling KDB
    Mousset Wilson Vardy
    (Stek, Lundstram, Rico, Saka)

    Vardy, Saka could become King, Maddison. Hmmmm, mousset is a punt and would rotate with Lund and Rico. He'll get starts soon and confident he'll return at a juicy 4.9m

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hendo every week will bite you.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He's a blade thouh - sure that gives him a pass in TSparkes book

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        2nd top scoring goalkeeper at 4.5m. Only conceded more goals than pool :/. Looks good to me 😉 DENOOO

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          May as well play Lund every week if that's your thinking.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Would be a lot higher right now if I had done so. And believe it or not, fixtures get better 😉

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              It's about the future, not the past.
              You'll be doing well to get 2 CS from next 5.

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Easy. Next 3 are cleansheets 🙂

  8. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Worth doing the salah to mane switch?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not until Mane is back from IB.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        How many times do you reckon salah will fall by then?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          1 if that.

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Already have sterling, don’t fancy bringing in mahrez or son. Kdb prob when he’s proven back.

    3. Sepp Blattered
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If you have 2 FT you can get away with it maybe. But may as well wait

  9. Sepp Blattered
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    As a fellow bad starter and someone who has finished in the top 10k a few times, are we forgetting how many popular FPL is now compared to previous years?

    A 1.5m - 2m rank at this stage and everyone is saying their season is atrocious, when in actual fact you’re still in the top 25% of players and approximately 50 points away from the top 100k.

    Would be interesting to know how many players played the game the last few years and how FPL has really grown.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have played for 12 years but never took it seriously til 4-5 years ago got some 50k ranks but last 2 years struggling for top 100k. It not just the numbers it's the amount of info all these players have.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who gets the chop first, Pukki?

    Best replacement?

    Pope
    Virgil, Otamendi, Trent, Lundstram
    C Sterling, Son, Mount,
    Pukki, Tammy, Wilson

    Button, Cantwell, Montoya, KDB

    .4 bank

    1. Sepp Blattered
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Down Virgil and Upgrade Pukki to Vardy/Auba

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah seems to still be outperforming Mane in lots of these new stats I'm able to see in members area...

    (Subtle flex but actually though - xG, xA, pen box touches, all that stuff)...

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 8 days ago

      are you getting a dsicount for this post?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Heheh. Unfortunately no.

        Just something I was surprised at, as was planning Salah to Mane on a WC

    2. Sepp Blattered
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Salah has always bossed Mane on stats due to his selfishness but he is not so clinical.

      Also believe Mane finished on same goals as Salah yesterday, and ever since Burnley, I think Mane will match/outperform.

      Another interesting eye test I’ve noticed recently is I believe Firmino and Mane get on a lot better than Salah, and Firmino looks to have set up Mane a lot more than Salah in 50/50 positions.

      1. Sepp Blattered
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Last year not yesterday lol

      2. Sepp Blattered
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Salah on pens though

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mane is so more dangerous and clinical. Saw it in the flesh, Mane on the ball was so different, Salah got in good positions but poor touch and composure.

    4. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Have you seen Salah dribble, it’s all quick feet and many touches, hence higher pen touches.

      Shots and xG mean he gets into position more often however Mané is more clinical so it evens out just about.

  12. UpAndAway
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lasted 8 GW with a 4-4-2/5-3-2. It's time to go back to the trusty 3-4-3 for me. Digne down in defence will allow a move to Josh King next GW.

  13. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    For a -4, I can do:

    Digne > Reid (3.9)
    Pukki > Vardy

    I can only do this before Vardy rises to 9.0. Also, I know Reid will never play, it doesn't matter. At the moment, I have TAA, Boly, Soyuncu, Lundstram and Digne for my 3 defensive positions. I think Boly and Soy have good enough runs of fixtures to start them almost every game for a while. It reduces my flexibility slightly, and means if I ever have 3 players out I won't field a full XI (though this doesn't happen often at all, in my experience).

    So, basically, is Pukki > Vardy worth -4? (I already have Maddison too)

    1. Sepp Blattered
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Aggressive - could be rewarding.

  14. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Need to downgrade Cantwell to 4.5 before he drops. Which is best? Thanks

    A. Cantwell to Saka
    B. Cantwell to Dendonker
    C. A or B and Dunk to Tomori

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Lundstram Dunk (Kelly Rico)
    Sterling Son Mount McGinn (Cantwell)
    Aguero Aubameyang Abraham

    1. Aubaaaaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Saka may lose game time once Laca is back. Guendouzi? Though he’s 4.6.

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      5th mid? B is best so you can wait on a drop..

  15. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    2 FT's and I am considering Tomori, Soyuncu, Maddison, Wilson, Vardy and Auba.

    Which two would you prioritise getting?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wilson and Auba

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But depends who needs replacing

        1. The Royal Robin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Looking at ousting 2 of VVD/Digne/Pukki.

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            If it helps:

            Pope
            TAA VVD Digne Otamendi
            Mane Mount KDB Sterling
            Pukki Abraham

            Stekelenberg Cantwell Lundstram Greenwood

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Tomori and Wilson for Digne and Pukki looks pretty easy. Risky going without Aubameyang though

  16. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Think I am going
    Pukki and Cantwell
    To Wilson and Douglas Luis for a hit now exact cash.
    Bench can survive 1 maybe 2 IB injuries.
    SV means more than tv.
    Having a good week so far so feels like I can afford the hit right now.

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice but you know Luiz only played 12 minutes today and zero minutes the 2 previous weeks?

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks I thought I had done all checks including his minutes and history but obviously not. This is why posting ideas is good. Thanks again that needs a rethink but just on Luis right?

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        exactly

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Maybe I took a hit from the bong if I missed this 🙂

  17. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    1 month, 8 days ago

    i got hacked, someone captained Kane 🙁

  18. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    The common transfers this Int break?

    Salah & Pukki > Mane & Wilson

  19. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Went into the bookies today and backed Villa to draw coz we needed a win so badly and I nvr won a bet in my life.

    #reversepsyshology

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Great result. We'll both be fine, Newcastle, Norwich and Watford for me

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah we deserved that win. Some silly mistakes have cost us 8 pts from winning positions so far

  20. Ron Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How to get KDB and Vardy in:

    A) Mount & Aguero
    B) Salah & Pukki

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Games today might answer for you.

    2. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B better

      1. Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        To transfer out

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Like your handle.

  21. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    May WC this bunch.
    Have 2 ft's though and not sure if I should.

    Pope.
    VVD, Otamendi, Robbo.
    Cantwell, Mount, KDB, Sterling, Salah.
    Abraham, Pukki.
    Button, Lundstram, A Smith, Wickham.
    2ft- 0.1m ITB.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      See how Sterl, Mount and Tammy do tomz. I am close but you're team is in better shape tbh. Robbo, Pukki to Rico, Vardy possible?

      1. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Can do VVD -> Soyunca + Pukki-> Vardy for exact cash atm.

  22. hshepherd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hey guys, appreciate your advice on my team below! Having a bit of a terrible season around 2mil OR.

    Lloris* Button
    Tomori, Soy, Rico, Lunds, Digne
    Sterling, Mount, Salah*, KDB*, Cantwell
    CWilson, Pukki, Tammy
    1FT, 102.4, 0.1ITB

    Lloris, Salah, Pukki >>>>
    A) Pope, Mahrez, Auba (0.9 ITB) -8
    B) Pope, Mahrez, Vardy (3.0 ITB) -8

    What are your thoughts on either of these options? Should I take the hits now or wait / transfer them over the next couple of gameweeks?
    My plan is to bring in TAA for Digne around GW13, so option 3 will give me more flexibility. I can bench Digne next GW so don't need to transfer him out yet.

    Cheers guys

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Soyuncu over Tomori IF only getting one, eh? Leicester more solid defensively

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Defo. Hate owning cbs though tbh... Feels so limited, wish Chillwell or Perreira were slightly cheaper

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Agree.

    3. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes, but go for Ricardo Pereira if u can

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ditching Digne to get some funds moved up the pitch - don't think Pereira will work

  24. Aubaaaaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which trio?
    A. Son Mount Vardy
    B. KDB Maddison CWilson

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B, assuming KDB plays next gw

  25. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Look at that, 2nd top scoring GK and 4th defender. But oUr DeFeNcE iS ChAmPiOnShIp. And if you wanna complain about Lundstram not being a defender, big enda at 9th ain't doing too shabby either

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Blades are impressing me so far tbh - they have not at all been pushovers as of yet, and causing some established Prem teams some problems!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just need to find goals. Playing 3 defensive cms atm but when ravel and Freeman get a run. With mousset getting starts, I think we'll be fine. Arsenal a good test next week

      2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        1 month, 8 days ago

        the problem with the blades is even if they are good defensively, they wont score enuf to stay up.

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          1 month, 8 days ago

          blades should actually sign a decent stiker in january and they could survive

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Mousset could be the answer. Just needs full match fitness, Billy will get goals if the chances aswell. We'll be fine I reckon

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Might triple up the defence if it weren't for the fixtures

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Look great tbh, especially after gw14 but Spurs, man United and Burnley definately don't scare me haha

    3. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Your club should find three decent attacking players and will be good enough to compete for top 10.

    4. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Before the BPS recalculation, Enda was on for 3, and would've moved into 5th place (right behind Lunny) if that'd been how it ended, but sadly wasn't to be (yet)!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Did not know that. Mental

    5. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You are level on points with us might start supporting you at this rate lol

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ewww we don't do glory supporters 😉

  26. james 101
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best defender under 5m?

    Have Lund and Tomori already.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Soyuncu worth a shout

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Was my first thought

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Soyuncu

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Soy

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This or Baldock/JOC

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Will check also

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Where do RMT numbers come from?

  28. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you rather have Maddison or Vardy for Leicester coverage? One of them's coming in, but can't work out which...

    1. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Depends on your squad structure and which picks you're currently unhappy with, tbh. Both should be really good value over the coming period

  29. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    With regards to the discussion earlier on. I'm a die hard Liverpool fan but it was a clear dive by Mane. No doubt about it.

    1. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep, was a dive. Sadly, contact before means nothing will be done.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Agree but still a foul. Don't know enough about the rules to know if that makes a difference

      1. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        There's no foul. Players are allowed to touch each other.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pervert

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Trips aren't allowed.

          1. The One True Marvin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            But he didn't trip him. He dived.

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Suspect this is a Utd fan posing as a Liverpool fan.

              Flagged to mods

              1. The One True Marvin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Give it a rest mate.

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  You too

        3. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Don't think so but accept that sort of contact isn't dealt with consistently by refs

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

      The tackle was a foul. End of story.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Want to give him the benefit of the doubt but he does seem to be trolling.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This is a classic. You are beyond belief.

      2. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not in a million years. Do you really think that would have been given anywhere else on the pitch?

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

          Yes.

  30. Point-one short
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Does Aurier play vs Watford?

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 8 days ago

      not likely, but long way off, injuries could force it.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      the way they played vs Brighton it is either him or Foyth. With my abysmal start of the season he will start Foyth and get a cs. I´m starting and having Boly as a very good replacement if he´s not