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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 8

With the next international break breathing down our necks, be sure to savour the thrills, heartache, jam, and (fingers crossed) joy that Gameweek 8 will undoubtedly provide.

As ever, Fantasy Football Scout is here to help you separate fact from rumour, stat from gobbledegook, and Pep from his roulette wheel. Well, ok separating Pep from his roulette wheel is probably surgically impossible, but two out of three ain’t bad. And, just for the heck of it, we’ll even explain what a “compound differential” is. Oh yes.

Talking points

The main headline this week has undoubtedly been the injury to Kevin De Bruyne. Guardiola confirmed on Friday that the brilliant Belgian will miss Gameweek 8

No, tomorrow [De Bruyne] is not fit. After the international break, he will be ready. It’s not a big, big problem.

Over half a million managers have wasted no time in ditching De Bruyne with Mount, Yarmolenko, and Mahrez (more on him later), the popular replacements. 

For other more patient souls – willing to trust Pep when he says the midfield maestro will return for Gameweek 9 – this will mean a substitute taking his place in their fantasy teams. 

If you’ve got options like John Lundstram (£4.5m) or Todd Cantwell (£5.0m) on your bench, hold on to Kevin.

The FPL General

However, as Neale reported in his team news round-up, some may have reason to worry. Speaking on Friday, Norwich City boss Daniel Farke reported a problem with 27%-owned Todd Cantwell:

There is a little doubt, a little question mark behind Todd Cantwell. He’s got some hamstring problems. He was out Wednesday and Thursday, returned back today on the training pitch, it looked alright. We have to wait a bit, how his body reacts. I hope to have him available for tomorrow.

For the low-down on all the treatment room latest, we not only have Neale’s quote-filled articles, but Rotation’s Alter Ego has kindly summarised the key points for each team. Could Allison be about to make his return this weekend?

Who to trust with the armband?

Raheem Sterling leads the captain poll with 25.8% of the vote, ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah, and Sergio Aguero. Without an overwhelming favourite to stick the armband on, FPL managers face another tricky decision. 

The underlying statistics once again point to the potential of Manchester City assets ahead of their home encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers, as David highlighted on the Captaincy Video

Only three teams have conceded more shots in the box [than Wolves], and no team has had more shots in the box than Manchester City.

Digging a little deeper – using data available to FFS Members – TheFantasyFreÆK focused on Wolves’ defensive problems this campaign:

… the stark contrast I notice in Wolves 19/20 v Wolves 18/19 from a defensive point of view is very worrying. Wolves have conceded triple the number of big chances this season than they did at this stage last season (12 v 4), hence their xGC (expected goals conceded) has nearly doubled (5.5 to 10). Shots in the box conceded have also witnessed an alarming rise of 46%.

The problem is knowing which City player to trust. 

In Gameweek 7, many FPL pundits and experts felt Aguero would definitely start following his midweek rest. They were wrong. This week it’s Raheem Sterling’s turn to be the favoured captain pick.

Sterling has scored in his last three matches in all competitions and emerged from the bench in the Champions League on Tuesday night to inspire City to victory. The 24-year-old will lead the FPL General’s troops on Sunday. 

However, one manager who won’t be giving Sterling the armband is Career Hall of Fame number one Sean Tobin. Sean, as Greyhead informed us in the latest installment of The Great and The Good, omitted Sterling from his Gameweek 7 Wildcard. Instead he’s chosen to go with Aguero and Salah as his only players costing over £11.0m.

Backing up Sean’s decision to favour Aguero, David observed in his Captain Sensible article:

Once again, we come into a Gameweek with Aguero as the busiest attacking player in the penalty box over the previous four matches. He has shot 17 times there from Gameweek 4 onwards, more than any other player in their last four outings.

While The FPL General feels that we shouldn’t be put off by Salah’s upcoming fixtures:

On paper, Liverpool have a tricky run of games but is it really that difficult? It’s Leicester at home this weekend (Salah’s lowest score at Anfield this season is nine points), then a trip to face mid-table side Manchester United before a home tie against a Spurs outfit who conceded seven goals to Bayern Munich this week.

Second in the captain poll, Aubameyang is attracting interest and it’s easy to understand why. Brandon pointed out in FPL Question Time:

With no blanks through the first seven weeks of the season, Aubameyang is indeed the real deal.

Discussing the Gabonese international in the Captaincy Video, Joe enthused:

It’s a six-point floor!… At the Emirates Bournemouth have conceded eleven goals and scored just three over their last three league visits, and Aubameyang has scored in his last two encounters against the Cherries.

High-end Purchases on a Limited Budget

The challenge facing many FPL managers is deciding which of the £11.0m+ players to own, with many offering the promise of points. Three premium-priced assets make this week’s Scout Picks: Salah, Sterling, and Aubameyang.

To help ease the pressure on our limited budgets players such as McGinn, Pukki, and Abraham – as well as a shift towards cheap defenders – are proving popular. All three offer the promise of goals this weekend.

In his analysis of the underlying stats, Neale revealed that Abraham had been presented with nine big chances in the last four Gameweeks:

Abraham had four of those gilt-edged opportunities in the last two Gameweeks, so he has still been getting into dangerous positions despite recording back-to-back blanks.

And goals are expected when Norwich City host Aston Villa later today:

486 shots conceded by Arsenal (126), Aston Villa (121), Norwich City (121) and Bournemouth (118) combined this season. Those four clubs have allowed the most attempts on goal in the Premier League this season and play each other this weekend, with Norwich entertaining Aston Villa and Arsenal hosting the Cherries.

Compound Differential

The form of Riyad Mahrez has been discussed this week. The injury to Kevin De Bruyne and a potential ban for Bernardo Silva increasing his appeal.

Neale goes into impressive depth exploring not only how well Mahrez has performed this season, but also his potential for minutes. While the Algerian does not have the luxury of guaranteed game-time, Neale observed:

If we are to accept the occasional rest for [Sterling, Aguero, and De Bruyne], then why not the more affordable Mahrez?

The most transferred-in player ahead of the Gameweek 8 deadline and with an ownership fast approaching 10%, Mahrez just about squeezes into the differential category

But it’s as a “compound differential” that he could really make a difference. Appearing on the Scoutcast this week Tom, from Who Got The Assist?, explained:

Where I think Mahrez is really interesting is that because he’s a compound differential, so it’s not really a differential in and of itself, it’s a differential because you’re pairing him with other players and making a unique combination, which is a little bit different to everybody else.

Tom went on to point out that selecting a triple City midfield of Sterling, De Bruyne, and Mahrez is pretty maverick: that combination is owned by just 0.04% of managers.

Even selecting City’s three most highly-owned players – Sterling, De Bruyne, and Aguero – each owned by over 29% of managers, as a combination is only selected by 2.3%

In Case You Missed It

There was another take on the De Bruyne injury / Mahrez appeal, tuvok thinks that perhaps De Bruyne’s absence could have a negative impact on Mahrez.

Elsewhere, Sebastes asked can Spurs bounce back? And Meltens kindly previewed Gameweek 27 (only four Gameweeks to go!) in Fantasy Allsvenskan.

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2,244 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    If Pep rests Aguero then he won’t play any competitive football for 3 weeks

    Not happening right?

    But then MEN predicts a start for Jesus?!

    Captain Sterling or Aguero?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Logically yes, 'Pepically'?

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Pepically 😆

      2. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Exactly, got to play safe and (c) Sterling and then Pep will rest Raheem!

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling

    3. ALegendJ
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Aguero will start imo

    4. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I don´t trust Pep(Kun) or Poch(Son), I will captain Salah

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Wish I had the Egyptian King

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      You have as much chance of reading Pep as MEN

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Probably true!

    6. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Ignore MEN. They know as much as us. One man knows

      Go with gut

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Gut says Kun starts and bags a goal or three

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          That's why I'm captaining him.. slight worry but that's normal

    7. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I’d captain sterling if I had him (safer bet) but went Aguero over him on wc and still expect him to start with not being in Argentina squad helping

    8. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Captain Sterling : extra point for clean sheet and extra point per goal

    9. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      MEN are equally clueless as OGS 😀
      Go with your gut

    10. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all, it’s the split opinion I expected!
      Gut says Aguero, head says Sterling is safer bet.

  2. fridge
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Morning

    Worried about getting 11 out with KDB, Aurier, Maitland Niles, Zinchenko, Cantwell .. anything worth a hit?

    Pope
    Zinch. Lundstram. Maitland
    Salah. Sterling. KDB. Mount
    Abraham. Haller. Pukki

    Button. Cantwell. Montoya. Aurier

    A) zinchenko > ota
    B) aurier > Lawton
    C) KDB > son

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I would see the overall impact for next few weeks. Zinc may still play, KDB could come back after IB, Aurier? Probably him ...

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Aurier to Tomori, AMN to Lowton. That's all you need for this GW

      Zinch and Cantwell should start.

      Next GW, Zinch to Pereira and Montoya to Rico (for funds, if needed)

  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    KDB sellers getting stick. As someone who has been burned time and again by hanging onto injured players Im quite happy to buy back a bit dearer once he looks fine. Palace away not a likely bloodbath. Plus I get 3 City players in v Wolves and dont have 9.8 of my cash sitting a week out

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      It could always transpire to be a very good decision, regardless of the logic behind it - anything can happen in a single GW or two after all

      But for me, if KDB is a player you would like in your squad from GW9 forwards, it really makes little sense tbh

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Transfer him back in, really couldn’t be easier

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Yep always good to make extra transfers, couldn’t be simpler really 😉

          1. Ask Yourself
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Transferring out an injured player is not an extra transfer lol

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              If the injured player is in AAA form, unsderpriced, and one you want back the next GW - it really is - unless you’ve set your team up with no bench, which is a different issue

              1. Ask Yourself
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                I can choose between getting sterling or KDB after the IB. KDB is unlikely to be put straight back in for two easy league games either side of a UCL game due to severity and frequency of his groin injuries. I have a bench but i’d Rather have a good player on his absence rather than play Perez away to liverpool

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 10 Years
                  10 months, 9 days ago

                  “KDB is unlikely to be put straight back in for two easy league games either side of a UCL game due to severity and frequency of his groin injuries.”

                  This is directly contradicting the official club statement, hence my point that KDB sellers are taking Pep at his word selectively, for what suits

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        I have other reasons too which involve getting Sterling back, correcting a mistake. Salah Kun Sterling and KDB are to me the most worrying not to own in the game but having them all is tough. I will watch the situation and lose one for GW10, when the IB is dusted and City have another potential big number v Villa

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          And that’s totally fine - I personally wouldn’t agree with not having KDB - but the fact that you’re planning for the long term without him means the transfer makes sense in your scenario

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah everyone has their own personal plan. Im offering my own reasoning for selling rather than defending it. People get prickly on here either way when really they just need to offer reasoning that people can chew over

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Hard to know how it plays out but let's be honest, most likely scenario is that KdB returns next game and the sellers make themselves 2-8 points at an average loss of 0-1 to 0.2 and 2FT. Not huge, but that loss is locked into a player they'll likely keep all season, and highly owned. So def very significant

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        I think you are overstating the importance of 0.2m a bit.

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          0.2 is insignificant when it applies to players who come and go. When you lock it into a player whose basically guaranteed to be in all top squads, all season, that's a very definite disadvantage.

          Thinking otherwise is just, well, wrong

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Again you're overstating it. What does 0.2m give you exactly, Rico instead of Reid? There are always other players to get. If it was that significant the winner of FPL every yar would have the highest TV but they never do.

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              If you think that having less available money isn't a disadvantage then I don't know what can be done for you

              And both examples you give are ludicrous.

              Lost value ultimately results in hits or extra use of FTs

              It's a long game.

              I don't pertain to know the future of how the KdB thing will pan out, but arguing that locking 0.2 into a player is insignificant is just silly

              1. PlumaPiedra
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                Well I think you are wrong so let's move on. Enjoy the gameweek 🙂

          2. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            0.2 is 0.2, what are you talking about

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Yep nobody knows but to me this is all about the injury. Plus I still have 3 attacking City players that will benefit from KDB even if I donr own him

      3. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you bought him for 9.5 and he drops to 9.9, you won't lose any money by selling and buying him back. You sell for a 0.2 profit, then buy back for an extra 0.2, which cancels out the profit you earned. Break even. It's the same as not selling him as you're not getting the profit unless you sell him. Your point about losing 2 FTs is very relevant though.

        1. lespaul
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          You'd lose 0.2 profit you just said it

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah, but by not selling him, you don't get that 0.2 profit either. Same thing.

        2. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          That's a very good point. I think you're right

      4. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        You honestly believe he will be fit the rest of the season?!?

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      People not learned with Martial. Some even have Martial now. Not sure why

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Do you apply one injury case to every single other injury case?

        How bizarre

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          I generally do whatever I want yeah

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Maybe let others do the same then instead of trotting out out condescending trash like 'people never learn'

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              Like I said. I do what I want. Can you read ?

            2. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              And stop being mardy

              1. Ask Yourself
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                Seems to be a correlation with being miserable and feeling compelled to hold KDB

                1. Pumpy Pro
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 9 days ago

                  Yer. There has been a lot of his type on here over the years. Just have to roll with it mate. 🙂

    4. DeadStar
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I've posted something similar below. I think it's fine to sell an injured premium asset. Points over pounds and all that. Loss of a small value should not deter selling an injured player.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Spot on. I don't see the point of keeping 10 mil on the bench in the hope his groin fixes in time. I'm guessing he may lose another .1 at least

  4. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Any reason Mahrez would be rested with KDB out?

    1. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      If Bilva plays on the right wing with Dilva plus Gundo/Foden as the creative CMs

      1. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Does bilva suspension really exist?

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          It will be later

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Doesn't need reason to rest him

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        It's Pep

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah, they don't play in the same position.

    4. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I think Mahrez is likely to start with Bilva taking KdB's place in midfield. The alternative is playing Gunod in mid with Bilva as the right forward. I think Bilva is likely to play regardless as he's likely to receive a ban so will get his rest. And Mahrez will get more minutes if Bilva does get a ban. Therefore Mahrez is a good option imo

  5. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    A) Matip to Otamendi for -4
    B) Start Dunk

    A or B lads?

    1. Bring back Rafa
        10 months, 9 days ago

        I'd go with DuNk. Is Matip out?

    2. davies
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      First sub...

      A) Rico (ars)

      B) Greenwood (new)

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Rico for me

      2. Pat Bonner
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        A

    3. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I'm sticking with KdB, but it forces me to play Montoya vs Spurs. Would you do a straight swap to Diop (vs Palace) or save ft?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Save if you want to keep KDB

      2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Have you got Lundstrum you could play instead?

        I don’t think our defence is worth using a transfer over. Without Fabianski we will be leaky.

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Just sell KDB. You may regret holding on to him.

        1. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Thx, I will need the funds to bring him back, so I'm very reluctant. I'm already playing Lundstram.

    4. LSP
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Cantwell playing? KDB to Mahrez?

      1 FT, 0.1 ITB

      Heaton
      Lundstram - Digne - Otamendi - TAA
      Cantwell - Sterling - Salah
      Barnes - Pukki - Abraham

      Button - Soyuncu - Dendocker - KDB

    5. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      gotta go out but gonna leave my scout picks challenge team here just in case oc prodigy starts it and lets me in with this team...
      degea
      mendy alonso holebas
      salah anderson siggy mcneil
      pukki aubameyang kane

      i guess if others replied to this with their team we wont miss a week.. i dunno.

    6. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Pope
      Zinc Digne vvd Lundstram
      Salah Raz Cantwell
      Haller Abraham Pukki

      Woodman KDB rico dend

      Zinchenko and Cantwell are the doubts in my XI
      Should I replace KDB with Mahrez/Son/Dilva(-4)?

    7. JAYPEE
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Finding it hard to bench Barnes over Lundstram. Last time I benched Pukki he got 12 pts and Lundstram got 2. What’s everyone’s thoughts please? Can you see Burnley scoring a few against Everton?

      1. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Barnes, got a feeling watford might get something in this fixture..

        1. JAYPEE
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 9 days ago

          I have a weird feeling Watford will win this one. Would be hoping for a Lundstram goal or assist.

    8. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      In regards kdb, everyone talking about losing money but it’s the waste of 2ft (if you get him back) which is most important factor

      1. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        What about if i am wildcarding during the ib

        1. Pat Bonner
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          That’s my point right there! Having a wc is prime example of a good opportunity to transfer him out this week

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        It is yes I agree. But if he's not fit then you need to use a transfer taking him out and you have lost more value when he drops

        Its if you trust pep or not. He lies

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          10 months, 9 days ago

          He is red flagged. Problem is that it looks like he will start becoming injury prone.

          Plus Pep will be rotating him to keep him fresh. City advancing to the next stage of the CL will see Pep on rotation rage.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            This. We know KDB is a great asset but he is not a God over others that can score points and more to the point he is injured in the groin, they can be niggly. See this many times with players coming back from ine type of long term injury then picking up another.

        • Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          What about if nothing pressing? You can get injuries sure but playing safe every week is boring.

        • baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Yes, but he also takes one MCI slot and is risk for gw9 (eased in or not match fit). He is also the most expensive injured asset, so should therefore be high on transfer priority list.

      4. Messi man
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Morning chaps

        KDB, Aguero, James to Sterling, Auba, guendouzi for -8?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 9 days ago

          No for me

        2. myteamissheeeeeeeet
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Have you been smoking crack?

        3. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Anything with-8 moving outa fit kun is a no from me

      5. Jässi
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Hayden to:
        A) Saka
        B) Save FT and play Greenwood

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Jorginho if you have cash

        2. andres
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          a

      6. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Surely Cantwell starting over lundstrum?

      7. Saulus_maximus
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Please help with my captain choice...
        1.aguero
        2.pukki
        3.salah
        4.vardy

        Aguero might not start like last game week so not sure to risk it and go with pukki? Cheers

      8. DeadStar
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Is everybody so sure they'll "need" KDB back straight after the international break? I'm considering moving him out as part of a double transfer to get Aubameyang. I also own Sterling so I'm retaining Man City attacking cover. Over the next 6-8 weeks Aubameyang could be a better option than KDB so I'm not too sure I would move straight back.

        I think it's only those doing a straight swap to another midfielder (Son/Mahrez etc) who may want to move straight back to KDB.

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          I want Auba as well, but I’m selling Salah rather than KdB

          1. tokara
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Selling Salah this week???

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 9 days ago

          No, I am not ... depending of your tactical approach moving forward. I was thinking leaving him for sometimes until fully fit, if forced just -4 or WC

        3. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          How many people here have had a groin injury. I'm plagued with them. They are not nice inuries that always go away. I'm sure he has the best physios but putting a time on such things are not accurate. That's my worry and Pep is a nightmare for info.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I have one at the minute - a nightmare - but on the plus side, my rehab has me at the stage where I can almost burst a football between my knees with my adductors compared to being barely able to squeeze one 6 weeks ago... like all injuries there are many different grades though - the physios at City have diagnosed KDB as back for GW9 as things stand

      9. simong1
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Pope
        TAA - VVD - Digne - Lundstram - Otamendi
        Salah - Sterling (c) - Cantwell
        Abraham - Pukki

        Bench: Greenwood, Dendoncker, KDB

        1FT, 0.3 ITB

        A) Dendoncker > Saka (and play Saka, bench who?)
        B) Save FT

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          B

      10. Igzie08
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        WC GTG?

        Pope 4.0
        Kelly Soy Ota Chambers Tomori
        Salah Mahrez Sterling Yarmo Mount
        Aubs Abraham Greenwood
        0.4 ITB

        Or
        Son+Pukki instead of Sterling + Greenwood. Would give me a benching problem though

      11. Dunk mee jesus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Top points earners this weekend?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Sterling

        2. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Gundogan

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 9 days ago

            It's his kinda GW

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Nice shout

        3. fusen
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          KDB

        4. Warby84
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Robertson

        5. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Kun

      12. JasonG123
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Which move?
        (A) KDB to Auba (-4) (formation change using two trades)
        (B) KDB to Mahrez
        (C) Save FT

      13. FOO FIGHTER
          10 months, 9 days ago

          My team value including ITB at 103m. My sale value at 101.2m.

          Quite happy with that at the moment.

          Once KDB starts matches again I will get him back in but will probably be the only City I own going forward. Will have points spread out in my team quite nicely.

          1. lespaul
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Do keep us updated

        • Lexi2014
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Captain choice - help!

          Kane

          Salah

          Pukki

        • The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          I have 2 FTs and don't know what to do with them. 1 manager has suggested I get rid of Robbo. Any advice would be appreciated:

          Ryan/Button
          TAA Robbo Ota Lund Rico
          Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell Dond
          Aguero Pukki Greenwood

          £1m 2 FTs

        • BIG TONES
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Quick poll: Sterling or Auba captain?

          1. fr3d
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Auba

          2. Warby84
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Sterling

          3. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Auba

          4. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Auba

        • Garfield1001
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Thoughts on the following with £2.2m ITB:

          KDB > Mahrez
          Greenwood > Abraham -4

          Means I bench Lundstram

          1. Warby84
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I like it... The 2 you transfer out 1 pt.. So a no brainer for me.. Plus you have that Chelsea run of nice fixtures..

        • Toplad
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          1FT

          KUN > AUBA

          YES or NO and WHY

          Thanks in advance !

        • HD7
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Owners of both Sterling and Auba... who is your captain and why?

          Not sure about the City creativity without KDB

          1. tokara
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Without kdb they will play more through balls which is even better

            1. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              This is incorrect #fakenews

        • Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          KDB > Mahrez. Yay or nay?

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          A - Digne, Dendoncker > Tomori, Yarmolenko
          B - KDB, Abraham > Yarmolenko, Aubameyang
          C - other (2 FTs, 0.7m and WC)

          Pope
          TAA Otamendi Digne Lundstram
          Salah Sterling KDB* Mount
          Pukki Abraham
          (4.0, Greenwood, Dendoncker, Soyuncu)