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How rotation has affected Premier League clubs involved in Europe so far

Yesterday we published an article looking at the forthcoming fixture schedules of the Premier League clubs involved in European competition.

In this latest piece, we will study how the seven managers in question have handled rotation in the previous block of four Gameweeks.

From Gameweeks 5-8, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were competing on three fronts (the Premier League, the EFL Cup and the Champions League/Europa League) and playing twice a week, every week – a situation that will continue until the next international break for all of those clubs bar Spurs.

As we mentioned in the first article, managers have handled the fixture congestion differently.

Where Nuno Espirito Santo and Pep Guardiola have rung the changes, Jurgen Klopp has kept a relatively settled side.

The club-by-club breakdown below analyses rotation in greater detail, paying particular attention to the involvement of key FPL assets.

You can read how Messrs Klopp, Guardiola, Emery and Pochettino handled rotation last season in an article we previously wrote in September.

Manchester City

CL = Champions League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Ignoring Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) and Rodri (£5.5m), two City midfielders who have been the least productive from an offensive perspective and who have been largely avoided by the Fantasy community, Guardiola has regularly rotated his attack-minded assets since the September international break.

Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), Sergio Aguero (£12.2m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m), David Silva (£7.6m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) haven’t started more than two successive matches over this period and the same was true of Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) until Gameweek 8 – although the Algerian winger didn’t even last an hour of that defeat to Wolves.

Rodri is the only one of City’s midfielders or forwards to start all four league matches from Gameweeks 5-8 – a sign of things to come, perhaps, in the next month and beyond.

At the back, Guardiola has obviously had his hands tied when it comes to playing Nicolas Otamendi (£5.6m) regularly but John Stones (£5.3m) ought to return after the international break and offer the City boss another option at centre-half.

Kyle Walker (£6.0m) continues to be an ever-present in the league this season but Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.4m) is feeling the heat on the opposite side, with three others players having deputised in that position in league or cup over the past month.

Liverpool

CL = Champions League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

The situation is far more serene at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has kept a very settled side up front and at the back, with the EFL Cup match against MK Dons used to hand his first-choice players a breather.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Sadio Mane (£11.7m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m), Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) started every Premier League and Champions League match from Gameweeks 5-8, while Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.6m) benching in Gameweek 5 was more to do with his late return from international duty with Brazil – a problem Firmino won’t have in Gameweek 9.

Even in central midfield, where Klopp more frequently chops and changes, Fabinho (£5.5m) has started all six Premier League and Champions League games and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m) has only been benched for one of them.

Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures may not be great but the Reds’ assets look less likely to fall victim to rotation than, say, City’s players.

Chelsea

CL = Champions League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Despite the bloated squad he has at his disposal and the plethora of midfield options available, Frank Lampard has adopted an almost Klopp-esque attitude to his team selections in the Premier League and Champions League.

Mason Mount (£6.8m), Tammy Abraham (£7.7m), Willian (£7.0m), Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) and Jorginho (£5.1m) started all matches bar the EFL Cup win over Grimsby Town between the September and October international breaks.

N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) may have done likewise had he been fully fit, while it remains to be seen if Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) becomes as ‘nailed’ a starter as Mount now the young winger has recovered from injury.

The glass-half-full mentality would of course be that, with all these minutes to their names already, a rest can’t be too far away for the likes of Mount and Abraham.

However, the risk of the occasional breather is different to the week-in, week-out uncertainty that we experience with, for example, certain Manchester City assets.

Tottenham Hotspur

CL = Champions League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) is, as he has been for several seasons under Mauricio Pochettino, as close to a sure-fire starter as any of the premium options Fantasy managers can call upon.

He and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) have started all four league games between the two international breaks, with the cup matches used to hand the strike pair a breather.

The centre-half pairing of Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) have remained unchanged in the Premier League and Champions League, although the concession of ten goals in Spurs’ last two matches may threaten the duopoly in that position.

Elsewhere there has been a degree of rotation, which is unsurprising given the options Mauricio Pochettino has at his disposal in midfield especially.

Dele Alli (£8.4m) has been used exclusively in the cups, while Lucas Moura (£7.1m) has not started a league match since Gameweek 3 as Son and Kane continue to be trusted by their boss.

Manchester United

EL = Europa League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Most of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team changes in the Premier League have been enforced by injury this season, with Europa League involvement having little effect.

Daniel James (£6.1m), Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.4m) are among seven United players to be ever-presents in the league from Gameweeks 5-8 and the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) and Paul Pogba (£8.4m) would surely have joined them had injury not blighted them recently.

Backup players or academy graduates such as Mason Greenwood (£4.4m), Angel Gomes (£4.8m) and Fred (£5.3m) have instead been used on the continent, with Solskjaer’s priority evidently the Premier League at present.

Arsenal

EL = Europa League. EFL = EFL Cup.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Much of what we’ve written about Solskjaer and Manchester United could also apply to Unai Emery at Arsenal.

The Gunners’ boss had a reputation for rotation last season but what is perhaps forgotten is that he treated the Europa League group stages as an opportunity to blood youth products and reserve players, only really naming stronger starting XIs once the competition entered the knockout rounds.

Much the same is happening this season, give or take the odd appearance from the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m).

Eight players started in every league match from Gameweeks 5-8, with the changes that were made either being due to form – Callum Chambers (£4.4m) in for Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) at right-back – or tactics – the shifting between a 4-4-2 diamond, a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3 necessitating the need for a winger and/or ‘number ten’ – rather than due to Europa League-led fatigue.

Rob Holding (£4.5m), Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) and Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) have been building up their match fitness in the EFL Cup and Europa League after spells on the sidelines so these players will likely be challenging for a league start soon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

EL = Europa League. EFL = EFL Cup. Intl = International break.
Green = started the game. Yellow = came off the bench. Red = unused sub/not in squad.

Wolves are a slightly special case in that their European campaign began even before the domestic season had kicked off.

The takeaway message so far is that Raul Jimenez (£7.1m), much as he was last season when making 36 out of a possible 38 starts, looks to be the most secure route into the Wolves attack.

The Mexican striker, who won’t be representing his country in the October international break, is one of just three Wolves players to be ever-present starters in the Premier League so far: the others being Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Rui Patricio (£5.1m).

Willy Boly (£5.0m) would almost certainly have been likewise had he not been suspended for Gameweek 5.

As we saw in Gameweek 8, the likes of Jonny (£5.4m) and Matt Doherty (£6.0m) are no longer the reliable options we could count on last season.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m) was being handled carefully even before he picked up this current toe injury, meanwhile.

Nuno Espirito Santo hadn’t made a single change to his starting XI at this stage last season – not since Gameweeks 1 and 2 has he named an unaltered line-up this time around.

Adama Traore (£5.0m) has started the last five Premier League games in a row and his involvement in the Wolves starting XI doesn’t just rely on rotation with Doherty: Santo used a 3-4-3 at Palace and Watford with both players in the side, while Traore joined Jimenez up front in a 3-5-2 in the second half at the Etihad last Sunday – with successful results.

Lessons learned from Gameweek 8

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1,215 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Any tips here?

    2FT
    0.0 ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Otamendi, Lundstram, Rico, Soyuncu
    Salah, Sterling, KdB, Mount, Hayden
    Barnes, Pukki, Tammy

    Something with Pukki and Barnes to Wilson and Connolly?
    Or Sterling and Barnes to Aguero and Yarmalenko?
    Salah to Mane? Time to get Auba in?

    Really don't know what my move should be.

    1. RashFraud
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Aguero and Yarmalenko for me. Another 8-0 incoming?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Might be obvious with injury in a week.

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Would be useful.

    3. OSanity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I've got basically the same team (Cantwell instead of Hayden in MF). I went with Pukki and Barnes -> Wilson and Greenwood.

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah that move seems the most sensible but will wait on news on KdB and Salah.

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      cant really think of anything. could do gazaniga for a week. pope fixtures turn now anyway

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Do you trust Tottenham defense?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          at home to watford? more than i do burnley away at leics then home to chels

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            great team btw

            1. Tshelby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Cheers Embolo!

          2. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            True but than I need to keep Barnes and Pukki who aren't really doing anything at the moment, no?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 29 days ago

              dont know who i’d change barnes to. pukki i’d keep

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 29 days ago

                barnes to maupay actually!

                1. Tshelby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 29 days ago

                  Thanks for the reply!

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Salah to mane and Barnes to Wilson

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Really nice move but can't afford that unfortunately

  2. Gunners for Lyfe
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Currently on a wildcard, what are some of the players to get?

    1. RashFraud
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      See below

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      😀

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Just get both Longstaffs and Schar and then auto pick

    4. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      4.5 4.0
      TAA Pereira/Soyuncu Lundstram
      Mane KDB Maddison Mount
      Kun/Auba Tammy/Wilson/Vardy

      Seems to be the template

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Looks a good template to me

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Leicester (if brave even double up Mads+Vardy), keeping pool, Burnley defence, Auba, Kun more then Raz

  3. RashFraud
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Would you have this defence:

    Ryan
    Tomori Lundy Kelly Soyuncu Creswell

    To have a frontline of:

    Mane KDB Madison
    Tammy Auba Aguero

    1. payetisgod
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Prepare for the TAA comments ha!

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Would be a bold strategy - good luck if you go for it 🙂

      1. RashFraud
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Already flirting with it. Only got Zinchenko for Tomori and a worse frontline lol

    3. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Isn't Fabiankski out? Don't know if Cresswell is a good pick.

      1. RashFraud
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Still has free kicks tho

    4. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Surely chose a different option than Cresswell

    5. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Love the firepower going forward, in particular your strikers I just think the defense looks very light

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      no

    7. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Aside from Cresswell yes

  4. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    How would you fit Mount into this team? 1FT 0.5 itb

    Pope
    Aurier TAA Tomori Rico (Landstrum)
    KDB Sterling Son (Cantwell Saka)
    Aguero Abraham (c) Pukki

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      You don't without a hit or to lose one of the big guns - team looks fine for this week - I'd save FT (unless KDB confirmed still out or something, of course)

    2. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Pukki > Connolly
      Saka > Mount

  5. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Big def WC. Hows it look ?

    Pope
    Taa Alonso Pereira
    Mane Kdb Mount Maddison
    Tammy Wilson Vardy

    Mcgovern Lundstram Rico Dendo

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      flaws no sterling salah aguero or Auba and risk of emerson return

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Looks decent mate. All decent picks

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Drop Alonso.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Could someone squeeze 0.1 out of this? Pope >> Gazza? Praying Kev drops 😆

    Otherwise I go Vardy and Soy instead of Wilson and Pereira.

    Pope • (McGovern)
    TAA • Pereira • Tomori • (Lunds • Rico)
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • (Dendonker)
    Aubameyang • Abraham • C. Wilson

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      rico to hanley or reid
      or
      Tomori to dunk

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        I got Rico at 4.0

    2. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Stay with Wilson and Pereira. Your team looks good, just downgrade Pope if you need the 0.1

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Ok thanks. Tricky one

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I'm not quite so hot on Tomori myself so I'd save it there for Dunk maybe depending on rotation.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate. How you looking? Going for Pereira?

  7. payetisgod
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Any love for Harry Wilson ha! been a bit quiet recently!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Got the fixture for it.

  8. Bird Raymond
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Does anybody know how far gone Mrs.Vardy is? Didn't realise Vardy had a sprog on the way until Wagatha Christie-gate. A shock Vardy benching coming up?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      How that crap is dealt with in the media is beyond me.
      Ignore the shxt

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Early 2020 it seems.

    3. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      It's going to be one handsome child

  9. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone looking at Pascal Groß? Is he on set pieces at Brighton?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      potter roulette init

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Trossard or Connolly only. Maupay maybe.

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hoping Djenepo is back soon.

    5.2m, 123 minutes played, 2 goals.

    That is some serious value.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Agree, the guy could be the new Sadio Mane in the South Coast. Can see him switching to anfield soon.
      Have you seen both of his goals? Worldies.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Can shhhooot! Quality goals so far.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Great value if he starts games

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Hopefully after the terrible fixtures are finished

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Him or Trossard for me. Both sides have impressed me in attack so either are good options

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Impressed by our attack? Man, Im a Saints fan, and I'd say thats ajust stretch. Djenepo the only one I'd invest in at yhe moment, when fit.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          You our high pressing creates a lot of chances. Just need someone who can take them

    5. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Djenepo Unchained.

  11. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Best defender £4.9m or under? (Have Pope, Soyuncu, Kelly, Lundstram)

    1. Aké
    2. Tomori
    3. Lowton
    4. Chambers
    5. Dunk
    6. Other

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Lowton imo. Dunk is pretty good too.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Diego Rico on set pieces too

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 29 days ago

      For attacking returns Aurier.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Do you think he'll start every game? Not sure I want to be getting spurs assets now

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      the one who plays for a club contending for top 4

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        4th worst defensive record in league tho.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          mainly due to united game which was an anomoly. they look better every week and all underlying numbers are good

    4. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      2/3

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Dunk or Tomori

  12. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    I presently have:
    Ota TAA Lund Soy and Rose(who will be moving on)
    i did a quick analysis of who I would play over the next 6 and Soy only gets the nod once.
    However, Perreira a different story. I think I made the wrong choice.

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Nah, 6+ for a Leicester defender is too much...good choice with Soy, use cash elsewhere

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Really depends on who replaces Rose.
      You'll be getting some nice bench points at least.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly!

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      boly has a few good games coming up

  13. DenDanskeDuo
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions here? 2FT and 0,7 itb.

    Ederson (Button)
    VVD, Mina, PvA, Kelly, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, KdB, Mount, Dendoncker
    Haller, Pukki, Greenwood.

    Considering Pukki + Haller + Ederson --> C.Wilson, Tammy, Pope.
    Wrong priorities? Waiting until closer to deadline ofc.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      losing pva is priority

      ederson not good value when ota is cheaper

      mid/attack is fine

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Do you still hve WC?

  14. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Help me spend 5.1 million! on a WC

    pope
    tomori taa pereira
    mane mount maddison yarm
    auba abraham wesley

    subs. button, lund, rico, dend

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Put it in midfield .

      1. PocketZola
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        maddison to kdb and wesley to c.wilson? im then left with 0.3itb

        1. mazkills
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          yup

        2. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Would rather have Maddison than Yarmolenko.

          1. PocketZola
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            yarm to maddison and c.wilson to king?

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      You need sterling or KDB

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bring one or even two city in. Vardy also not wesley. Double on lei

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Potentially worth urging a bit of caution with the uptick in interest in wolves assets?

    The city result could be a bit of a red herring - at the end of the day, wolves still have only won 2 of 8 league games, still have europa, and all that's really changed is that they join Norwich (relegation favourites) as a team to beat man City...

    City are a bizarre team at the minute, the failure to sign a fourth centreback/replace Kompany over the summer looks like it will probably cost them the league - yet Palace could well be end of wrong end of a hiding as a backlash from the wolves loss

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      havent seen any uptick in interest personally. they have some goos fixtures coming up and boly was always good value at 5m

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        He's in my wilcard - seems a solid pick

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Palace look decent at the moment so don't see a stunning especially at home.

      Jimenez will return all season long but personally I'm staying clear of Wolves for now.

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        *drubbing

  16. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Any easy tools to trace a players price rise/fall history?

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      http://fplstatistics.com/Home/Events
      type their name in the player price changes search box

    2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/statistics
      Click on the player, scroll to the right using the bar just below the Totals for This Season, and the final column shows his price at each game-week deadline.

  17. mazkills
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Tammy-Pukki-Haller

    I have felt unreasonably nervous about doing Pukki > Wilson (have been telling myself I would hold Pukki for longer, and he seems due for returns).

    Should I approach it this way:

    Pukki>Wilson now on FT...If Pukki punishes me (and especially if Haller blanks) just do Haller>Pukki the next week if needed.

    Thanks,

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      That would work well. I am unsure whether to ship Pukki out myself

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I would rather keep Pukki and ditch Haller.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      no such thing as being due for returns

      if sufficiently concerned about losing pukki to be pre-emptively coming up with reasons to get him back after 1 week just keep him

      1. mazkills
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        ehh, he's registering chances, looks pretty good, good movement...so not do be so black and white about it, but his play looks promising

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          agree. good heuristic for fpl is if in doubt do nothing

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Sell Pukki for Wilson

    5. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Even if Haller blanks, would you then want to sell ahead of SHU/NEW?
      Think best to just decide which 2 you want longer-term

      1. mazkills
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        probably not. I quite like him, and he has returned recently.

    6. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I think there is enough data to conclude that Pukki is off the burner and that it's likely that NOR in general are going to struggle. GW 12 vs WAT is the one positive match I'd want him for the long term.

      Wilson has the track record of success and you know what you're getting.

      1. mazkills
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        good point

    7. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I'm in the same situation. Currently I am going to ship Haller -> Wilson

  18. jimbo90
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Current Team is:

    Pope
    TAA Digne Soy Mings (Lund)
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount (Ceballos)
    Abraham Pukki (Greenwood)
    2FT / 1.0 ITB

    Would you -
    A) Digne & Pukki > Tomori & Vardy
    B) Digne & Pukki > Tomori & Wilson and save the money to upgrade Ceb
    C) Salah, Pukki, Greenwood > Maddison, Vardy, Wilson for a -4
    D) Other

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      id be looking to move on mings and ceballos

      digne and pukki are not issues

      1. jimbo90
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Whilst I agree, I am not too worried about those two this week as they can be benched. I would like to get some Leicester attack or Wilson in

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          dont think it gives a big edge tbh but no harm done

    2. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Digne + Greenwood -> Wilson + fodder?

      1. jimbo90
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Like the idea but not enough funds unfortunately. Leaves me with 3.5m

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        this isnt bad

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      B

  19. TM44
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Team for next gw, gtg? No ft, 1.5m itb.

    Pope,

    TAA, otamendi, soyuncu

    Mount, Kdb, salah, maddison

    Aguero, abraham, greenwood

    Subs:button, cantwell, rico, lund

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      play cantwell over greenwood

    2. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, Cantwell over Greenwood...I would be looking to dump Ota, and use that cash + the 1.5 to get Greenwood to a decent Striker on a -4 next week

    3. payetisgod
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Id play any of your subs over greenwood!

  20. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Saint-Maximan (5.4m) looked really good against United. Like Ben Arfa good. Could be another golden option in that 5-6m bracket. Although a Steve Bruce side probably restricts him to maximum 1 attacking return per game so maybe not so great. One to watch with sexy fixtures anyway

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, nice shout

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      NEW attacking options aren't doing it for me.

      I was more impressed w/ Willems. He's on my watch list and I may bring him in for GW10 for his long term fixtures.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Yeahhh I’d have liked to get him instead of Schär. He may have earned his place by now but Ritchie was always the first choice wing back. He has been very very good though

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      15 goals in 151 games

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Lots of energy but limited skill just like almiron. Thats a no from me.

  21. Caravagio
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    is Rico fairly safe with Daniels out?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      fairly but not entirely as smith can play there

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        also didnt they buy some lad from championship who was injured but is fit now?

        1. Caravagio
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          ah ok, cheers mate! im on wc so will keep him until more info!

  22. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Looks like the following are all pretty close to price rises going by the FPL statistics website;

    *Pope, Rico, Auba & Henderson

  23. Super Squirrel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    For my draft league

    Bellerin & McGinn >>> Maguire & Gundogan

    Yay or Nay? Surely man united's luck will get better.

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      nay

    2. jimbo90
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I'd keep McGinn but Maguire could be a shout

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 29 days ago

      No UTD, not any.

    4. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 29 days ago

      no way, why gundogan? hes useless and wont start when kdb back

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Useless enough to be a Premier League winner.

        1. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 29 days ago

          so is wes morgan?

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Keep up with your keyboard there lad, you're bound to reach their level.

            1. gooner_112233445566
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 29 days ago

              go to bed greeny

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                Ha ha. Use your words.

  24. Jono_90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone know why Liverpool aren't playing in GW18?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Club World Cup in a desert somewhere.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      CWC

    3. Jono_90
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks. Wasn't aware of that.

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      they’re busy expanding the FIFA brand in the northeastern coast of the arabian peninsula

  25. Fero1905
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hey i used my WC for building this team.
    Any advises for me for use my 2.9£ left and for any changes?

    Pope/ Gazaniga
    TAA söyüncü lundsram dunk otamendi
    Mane Maddison KDB mount cantwell
    Haller pukki abraham

    1. Fero1905
      8 months, 29 days ago

      3.7 £ left

    2. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Haller or Pukki > Wilson for starters

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      is the keeper rotation worth it? i feel people usually give up on them quite quickly

      id want either aguero or sterling, but if not fussed then mane to salah and upgrade cantwell

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Good team. Gazzaniga to 4m keeper and Cantwell to 4.5m mid for bench and Oukki to Vardy.

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Haller should be Wilson imo

    6. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Upgrade Pukki and Haller, Abraham & Wilson?

      1. caldracula
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Ah just seen you already have Abraham

  26. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Ake or Tomori? I'm thinking Ake tbh, could be a nice differential

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Tomori.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      ...

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Tomori

  27. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 29 days ago

    wc team...
    pope mcgovern
    taa, soy, rico, lund, kelly
    sterling, kdb, maddison, mount, dendoncker
    abraham, wilson, ......

    a) auba with 1.5 itb
    b) aguero with 0.3 itb

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      a, easy

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 29 days ago

        aguero 2 homes game villa and southampton look so tempting though

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          1 goal (pen) in 8 goals v Watford & blank vs Wolves. Far too expensive for the returns he gets, but that’s just my opinion.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      want to say a and otamendi but if aubas out wide when laca returns hes going to do your head in

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        And yet not really, Auba does brilliantly with Laca or no Laca

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          auba doesnt do brilliantly when hes playing left wing

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Laca seldom plays 90 mins...with the result Auba eventually ends up top in any case.

  28. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    This is a bit old news but Manchester Evening post it a couple hours ago, just sharing.

    Pep on KDB:
    What Pep Guardiola said: "No, tomorrow Kevin is not in. After international break he will be ready. It's not a big problem."

    Expected return date: October 19.

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-injury-latest-returns-17062365

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Hope so. I miss him in my team I want him back

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      International injury.

  29. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Salah + Wickham to Wilson + Mount for free?

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes good moves imo

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Depends who else you have in midfield.

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Sterling, KDB, McGinn and Cantwell

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Almost the same midfield as mine then.

          Salah KDB McGinn Mount Cantwell.

          I would get rid of Sterling with INT break. I am upgrading Cantwell by GW10.

          1. MarvelouSuccess
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Cantwell is injured

  30. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hi. Any view on who should join Wilson and abraham on my wildcard please?

    A....auba

    B....Kun (in addition to kdb)

    Thanks

    1. Nima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Kun