Opinion

Buy, keep or sell Sterling and Aguero? FPL Question Time decides

The international break has come to a close and Fantasy Premier League managers can focus their full attention on Gameweek 9.

The usual dilemmas over big-budget assets haven’t gone away, so we have put together another panel of FPL bosses to share their thoughts on the likes of Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) and the premium v mid-price forward debate.

Our guest pundits also ponder whether a cut-price route into the Spurs backline – aka Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.4m) – is too good to be true…

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

Hindu Monkey – Longtime Scout poster with a brutal blog to boot, HM has delivered excellent insight throughout his FPL career. His best finish in a fantastic 11-year history was an excellent 2,932nd and he rose to recent Twitter-fame for his founding of the Barnes Train™ movement.

Gregor – Part of the moderator team, Gregor has an enviable FPL history with three top 1k finishes and a further three inside the top 10,000, with a best overall rank of 29th in the world in 2016/17.

G-Whizz – Also part of the moderator team and currently in his fifth FPL season, G-Whizz managed a personal best finish of 4,404th in 2018/19.

Neale – Deputy editor of Fantasy Football Scout, who has three top 5k finishes to his name. Neale is currently second in the FFS Mods and Cons league.

QUESTIONS

RubberDucky: Is it still best to go with one premium striker up front, or should we spread the cash over three mid-priced forwards?

Hindu Monkey: Previously I’ve always preached the value of one premium forward for balance and flexibility, but this season I have to say I don’t think it matters as much.

There are only seven premium players in the game (Aguero, Aubameyang, Kane, Salah, Mane, Sterling and the never-dropping KDB) and you can only really own three of them. But I don’t think it matters which three and what positions they play.

There are more £6m-£8m strikers firing than midfielders right now, so I see nothing wrong with have Sterling, KDB & Salah/Mane in the middle and say Tammy, Haller & Wilson up front. The only caveat I would throw in is that the premium players are just that for a reason. The top four midfielders are currently all named above, as are the top two strikers (only Kane is letting the side down). I would still expect Aguero and Aubamayang to be the highest-scoring strikers come Gameweek 38 and at least owning one means you can get to the other without a hit.

Neale: My own current preference is for three mid-price forwards, although that has been born out of the value to be had among sub-£8.0m strikers rather than anything that two of my own premium midfielders, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling, have done of late.

While big-budget midfielders have dominated the FPL points table in the last two campaigns, there isn’t much in it this season.

I can see the value in both approaches (having one premium striker at least allows you the option to switch between Messrs Kane, Aguero and Aubameyang at will, depending on fixtures and form) but I think the fact that the four highest-scoring players who are available for less than £10.0m are all strikers reinforces my approach.

The return of Alexandre Lacazette and its positional impact on Aubameyang, Kane’s middling returns and Aguero’s rotation risk are all caveats to the premium forwards in my mind, but I’d be kidding myself if I didn’t think that Sterling and Salah were without their own issues at present.

G-Whizz: The GOAT, Mark Sutherns, showed last season what success could be had with three budget or mid-priced strikers and the last time I looked he’s gone the same route again with Pukki, Abraham and Wilson.

I’ve kind of gone down the same road but for me, the Pukki party is over and I’ve finished my beer, crushed the can and slam dunked it into the bin. So I’ve waved goodbye to the host and got rid to bring back Wilson to line up with Abraham and Haller.

I do prefer the flexibility of the trio of mid-price strikers and they haven’t been doing too bad to disregard as an option. Only time will tell whether that’s the right trio over the next few Gameweeks but I quite like the run of fixtures they all have so I’m prepared to try and have some patience and see it out for the foreseeable.

That being said, plenty of managers in the top 50k have had great success with one premium up front – take Sam (FPL Family) as one example – so it all depends which way you want to go and how you prefer your team to be set up. Sam currently has as her premium striker Harry Kane, and at around that price bracket you’ll have the option of Aubameyang and at a stretch maybe even Aguero.

Personally, Harry has been a hard one for me to predict his hauls. Aubameyang looks certainly nailed with Lacazette out injured and Aguero will always have that explosive ability and doesn’t head the forwards’ points table for nothing. Hokey-cokeying could work out but could always see you jump ship at the wrong time. Get it right though and it could be a winner.


fusen: What to do with Raheem Sterling? Is he worth keeping in a Wildcard and hoping he eventually starts scoring points worthy of the cost or is it time to get rid and invest elsewhere?

Gregor: I think he’s a keeper for now. Fourteen points over the last five Gameweeks is bitterly disappointing but given the strength of Manchester City’s next three fixtures, their need for wins and their emphasis to go on the attack, I think the returns should be just around the corner.

I see there’s been some chat around Sterling being pushed out further wide in recent games and whilst there could be truth in that, I don’t think it’s a strategy that has worked out well and there could be a bit of a tactical rejig in store for those plum fixtures to come. Sterling’s underlying numbers are still strong, which can be seen on Joe’s ever-brilliant Goals Imminent table – so I would be keeping the faith in the short term at least.

Neale: Sterling has always been a bit feast or famine, prone to as many frustrating blanks as he is double-digit hauls. I think back to Gameweeks 15-22 last season when he didn’t score more than six FPL points in a single fixture and remember a similar twitchiness to what we’re experiencing now.

I’ve had him since Gameweek 1 of this season and kept him despite the opportunity to offload in an enforced Wildcard.

Here’s why: he has scored 463 points and banked 67 attacking returns in the last two seasons combined.

He has earned, in my mind, the right to overcome this mini-drought, just as he did in December 2018 when his hauls dried up and City went through a little blip.

Pep Guardiola’s side (usually) hit the back of the net for fun and they are top of the table for pretty much every conceivable underlying stat, be it xG, shots in the box, big chances, shots on target or plain and simple actual goals scored.

The 2-0 reverse against Wolves has to be put in context, too, as that was the first time they had failed to score in the league at the Etihad since May 2018, when they had already sealed their first Premier League crown under Guardiola.

Having Kevin De Bruyne back and swinging those far-post deliveries in from the right flank ought to aid his cause, while it’s worth remembering that Sterling’s one rest this season came in the 8-0 win over Watford. Had he played in that match and been rested in, say, the Norwich game instead (as De Bruyne was), he could feasibly be sitting top of the FPL points pile at present.

There are two things I’ll be watching out for: a) whether he continues to hug the touchline as has been noted in some quarters (it didn’t stop him from getting into excellent positions v Everton) and b) whether rotation is more commonplace for him this season than it was last, as might well be the case.

I’ll reassess if those two scenarios do pan out and if the points are still failing to arrive as we approach December but for now, it’s a hold for me.


shaungoater123: Who is the best option for those who need to replace Adrian this week? Is Paulo Gazzaniga an option even with Spurs’ poor form and patchy fixtures?

G-Whizz: My first thought after reading this was a straight flat ‘no chance’! Spurs defence? Nah mate, there’s better than that about surely!? Then when you look at doing a straight swap with no funds in the bank the prospects look a bit daunting, as you would need to find a £4.5m-and-below goalkeeper.

In that range, you have the choice of Heaton, Ramsdale, Henderson and then Gazzaniga as the best of the rest. If we look at just the next five fixtures using the Fantasy Football Scout fixture ticker, the order of difficulty ranks it as Bournemouth, Tottenham, Aston Villa and then last of all Sheffield United.

Ramsdale would be a gamble to keep a clean sheet against Norwich (home), Watford (away), Manchester United (home), Newcastle (away) and Wolves at home. Maybe a shut-out against Norwich or Newcastle could be a possibility but if anyone can predict when clean sheets are going to happen please let me know the secret!

Tottenham, meanwhile, face Watford (home), Liverpool (away), Everton (away), Sheffield United (home) and West Ham (away). I can actually see them at least keeping one, even two clean sheets in that run, so at £4.4m, Gazzaniga may be the best of a not-too-great bunch to choose from. I actually reckon it’s worth a gamble when all said and done!

Gregor: I don’t think those who invested in Adrian at the start of the season will be too happy with their returns, especially as they knew it was only a short-term move and now they have an enforced transfer to make. In the same way, I wouldn’t be looking at Paulo Gazzaniga either as I don’t think he’s a good goalkeeper and, as you say, Spurs’ form and fixtures are not great.

There are some really good and cemented options in the budget price bracket this year. Nick Pope at £4.7m scored a mighty 152 points in his one full season at Burnley and is exactly on course to hit that number again this year, whilst Mat Ryan (£4.6m) at Brighton finds himself second in the overall goalkeeper standings and comes with the added bonus of a £4m deputy you could back him up with, so I would be looking at those guys.

Hindu Monkey: All good things come to an end or, in Adrian’s place, all hopelessly mediocre things come to an inevitable and limp conclusion. The stopper has averaged less than three points per game and sits 16th in the list of goalkeepers.

Those who thought they could have a cheap entry into Liverpool’s defence have not been rewarded and I would urge caution to anyone trying to do the same with Gazzaniga.

Spurs look a shadow of the team that has shone at points over the past few years and have conceded more goals in their last two games than United and Arsenal have all season. They have also just resigned Michel Vorm, a player who threw away his peak years as a keeper to be Lloris’s understudy – the FPL equivalent of still owning Lucas Digne.

If you’re looking for a keeper in that bracket, Nick Pope still appears to be the light that shines brightest when all others go out. But my pick would probably be Mat Ryan. Brighton look a different team under Potter and have a nice mini-run over the next few matches.


OleGGMU: Given form and fixtures and rotation threats, what are your thoughts on Sergio Aguero?

Neale: It’s incredibly difficult not to let owner bias creep into judgements of players.

As I’ve discussed above, I have backed Sterling over Aguero this season and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The main argument against Aguero at present seems to be the threat of rotation (I even mentioned this in my premium forward answer) but that is true of pretty much every City asset and, as the points column shows, the risk is often worth the reward: the Argentinean striker and Kevin De Bruyne lead the way for FPL points this season, despite only starting six of City’s eight league games.

For the next three fixtures, he surely has to be held – even if he warms the bench in at least one of them.

Beyond that, the fixtures don’t look so great but then, Aguero is often Guardiola’s big-game player and his record against the ‘big six’ last season (eight goals and one assist in nine starts) was unsurpassed.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I think this is a ‘hold for now and assess in the next international break’-type deal.

By then we will perhaps have a clearer picture of Aubameyang (i.e. has he been shunted out to the left), for those considering a sideways move.

For the owners thinking of downgrading and reinvesting the money into midfield, we will have more evidence on the likes of Sterling, Mane and Salah, with a Liverpool premium double-up a potential option given the Reds’ favourable run from Gameweeks 13-21.

Hindu Monkey: I am an Aguero owner and have been since the Brighton game. He has four goals and three assists for me in just five Gameweeks and I’m not going to complain about that. He has returned for me as a captain twice.

Yes, he is a slight rotation risk – more so than Aubamayang and Kane certainly – but he also has a higher ceiling than both and for me is worth sticking with, certainly after Jesus has been off with Brazil and he’s been stuck at home.

Kun is still the main man at City and his next four are cry, AVL, SOU, liv. He’ll certainly play Gameweeks 9 and 12 and can I remove him for Villa and Saints at home on the chance Pep might give him a breather? I don’t think so. Especially when the only non-Premier League games in this block are a home EFL Cup match and two highly winnable fixtures against Atalanta in the Champions League.

After the next international break, where Aguero is expected to be called up by Argentina again, it gets a lot more complicated.

I would certainly not want to own him for the busier festive schedule (where City’s fixtures also turn for the worse) and that is where I would expect Jesus to be born again. So to conclude – a superb option until Gameweek 13, but after that, I would approach with caution.

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1,179 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Metropolis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is anyone else looking at the City triple up of Kun, Sterling and KDB at the expense of Mane/Salah for these next few fixtures?

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Contemplating the idea, since I got Kun & Sterling and now desperate to bring back KDB (wish I kept him last week).

      But I don't like the idea of losing Salah/Mane because of their explosiveness, and also fixture proof.

      I think owners of Kun like me should stick for now, and he's the one to let go once rotation hits hard.

    2. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I am

    3. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Spurs and United not tough fixtures so no

      • buggyball
          1 month, 3 days ago

          got all 3 of kdb,aguero and sterlng to avoid confusion

      • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Any of these moves worth a hit? No LEI or BOU attacker atm (only their defenders)

        A. Ayew -> King (can't afford Wilson)
        B. Ayew -> Jimmy
        C. Saka -> Tielemans
        C. Hold fire and probably do Salah & Saka -> Mane & Maddy (-4) next week

        1. Lav
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          A or B for me. Probably B, Kkng is hot and cold. Jimenez is popular right now.

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yeah Jimmy is an intriguing pick, wish I can get Wilson

        2. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I don't like a, b or d. I have and love Ayew and just got Teilemanns

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yep I love owning Ayew too but think King/Jimmy could go big this week. Keeping most probably

        3. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Isn't King POO in midfield? Jota, Maupay, Wesley, Wood in that price bracket at least play as strikers.

          Jimenez or C.Wilson worth the upgrade, IMO.

      • Lav
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Think I will settle on this WC. Thoughts?

        Pope (McGovern)
        TAA Ota Soy (Lund Baluta)
        Sterling Mane KDB Maddison McGinn
        Wilson Tammy (Connolly)

        1. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It's very good

        2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Look solid. Who's Baluta btw? If he's more nailed than Rico then why not.

          Not sold on Maddy just yet, but yeah could be gold with his run of fixtures. No Mount is an issue but you got Tammy there and I actually like the McGinn pick

        3. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Why Baluta? Hasn't played a single minute this season

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

          Those with no sub gks, what to do with DDG? Keep him and play 10 players or sell?

          1. David Lo Pan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Sell, have to

          2. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Sell

          3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            sell sell sell

        5. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          G2G? Captain right?
          Henderson
          Guilbert Rico Dunk // Kelly Lowton
          Sterling Mahrez Mount Madison
          Kun © Auba Vardy
          ###
          Cantwell. 0.000 itb

          Thanks cheers

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            It's been a while since I last saw such a top heavy team. gtg, kun (c) here too, gl for the weekend

            1. ^Freedom Fighter^
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Go to you hope kun grabs a hatty

              1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                GL*

              2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                here's hoping!

                1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Crystal palace is never easy at home .. but can't see a better option sterling maybe .. not settled 100%

                  1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    indeed. I have both, and Salah is a good shout too this week

        6. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Best GK to buy for DDG?

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Pope or Ryan set and forget

        7. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          gtg? Never in my 17,18 years of FPL playing 5 at the back.

          Pope
          TAA Ota Soy Lund Rico
          Salah (vc) Sterling Mount
          Kun (c) Tammy

          Button Ayew Cantwell Saka

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

          Josh King on a free or

          -4 to bring in Callum Wilson?

        9. Taegugk Warrior
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          chance kdb starting..?

          1. Regin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            93%

          2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            high. was pictured in training, so they said

        10. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Pukki to c Wilson for a hit? Or keep pukki?

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            do the tranny

          2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Not for a hit

        11. rohaansunil
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Thoughts? 1ft
            Pope
            Taa tomori digne
            Salah dilva mount cantwell
            Aguero Abraham vardy

            Button dendo Kelly lund

            Thanks.......

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Digne a waste

            2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I'd play Lundy over Cantwell

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Any reason for this? Cantwell has the better fixture and looked fantastic in that training video

          • De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Hey guys. Who do you think will get more points in the next 5-6 GWS considering rotation, fixtures, form etc? Cheers all

            A) Sterling
            B) Auba

            1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Sterling is more explosive than Auba (hence better captain opton)
              Auba is more nailed than Sterling
              Auba has slightly better fixtures than Sterling if you look 5-6 GWs, but I'd rather not look past 3-4 so it's quite similar btw
              Auba has better form than Sterling (likewise ARS to MCI), supposedly
              KDB is a viable alternative to Sterling, but Laca is not so much an alternative to Auba

              Auba looks like winning it, but FPL points are friendlier to mids than forwards.

              so my guess is still Sterling.

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Thank you very much for that reply mate. I'm looking at offloading Sterling this week (have KDB) but super nervous about not owning him for the next 2 home fixtures. Brought Auba in about 4 weeks ago and it paid off. Really unsure what to do tbh.

                1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Sterling, Kun, KDB..can't have them all assuming you got Salah/Mane and/or Auba as well.

                  fwiw I ditched KDB for Raheem (c) last week. Hard luck for me. Now keeping Kun, Raheem & Ota for next 3. Just stick with our City guns and hope for the best imho

                  1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Unless KBD goes berserk then my hands might be forced to do the transfer

                  2. De Gea is GOAT
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Yeah that's right. Currently have Mane, KDB, Sterling, Ota and Auba so teams a bit unbalanced. Really want Mount and Wilson this GW. Thoughts on the moves? so its between Raz and Mane to go atm. I just cannot see LIV dropping points and Mane is killing it. Gut feeling is to ditch Sterling so i might just go ahead.

                    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      show me your team

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Pope Button
                        TAA Ota Diop Lunds Lowton
                        Sterling KDB Mane Dendon Saka
                        Auba Tammy Green

                        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          You're right, team is unbalanced.

                          Team is okay for this week imo. I'd rather lose Auba first before Raheem (I might be wrong though), get a medium priced striker and upgrade Saka or Greenwood.

            2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Hey mate, still on this? Maybe wait a week, relax over the weekend and watch the games, make an informed decision next week?

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Indeed still on this Legend! As much as i want to take your advice i really don't want to miss out on Mount and Wilson points. But Raheem could easily make up for that in the next 2 gws? Sorry i don't mean to completely ignore your tips (i do really appreciate it bro).

          • Taegugk Warrior
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            with those arsenal fixture, who is the most essential arsenal cover...?
            except auba

            1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Auba or nothing, really

              Would like to see Tierney play in PL first before coming into any conclusion

            2. RIDZ
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Only Auba or Meyang, no others Arsenal player nailed for now. Maybe wait for 2 gw and we can see someone nailed there

            3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Tierney and Laca will be options soon

          • Nightf0x
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bench 1 of these (vvd ota lund lowton)

            1. Taegugk Warrior
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              lowton

            2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              the last guy

          • waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Pope Ryan
            Digne Robbo Zinchenko Lundstram Cathcart
            Mane KDB Maddison Cantwell Dendoncker
            Auba Pukki Abraham

            0.8 in the bank
            1) save FT
            2) Zinchenko - Pereira
            3) Zinchenko - Soy
            4) Zinchenko - Boly

            1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              2 or 4. 2 edges it.

          • pakornk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ryan, Kepa or Pope?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Not Kepa

            2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Ryan.

              I have Pope since GW1 but wish I can afford the luxury to move to Ryan now.

          • rohaansunil
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Salah to kdb/sterling or digne to soy with ft?
              I feel that Salah to kdb/raz will give me a higher return cuz burnley score goals and soy might not keep vs.... Thanks!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Salah could outscore the City pair.

              2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Pretty mad to lose Salah this week, given DDG news (I still rate him).

              3. Eric Banternaaa
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Has to be Soy. KDB may not start.

            • RIDZ
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              2 FT, Salah+Pukki to Auba + 8.6 mid, worth or not?

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                nope

            • Johan Queef
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              On WC, which combo do you prefer?

              A) Sterling, & Connolly (352) have to pick CHO over Mount

              B) Auba & Cantwell (343) can afford Mount over CHO

              Thanks!

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B

              2. Eric Banternaaa
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B

                1. Eric Banternaaa
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  As long as don’t have Pukki.

                  1. Johan Queef
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Tammy & Wilson up top with Auba 🙂

                    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Aah, the GW9 scout picks attack surely. You know how it will end up 😉

                      1. Johan Queef
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Aha can't wait to see that my original team would have scored twice as many points.

                        Last season on WC, I got rid of Son & Kane before they thrashed Everton and I'm pretty sure I lost over 30 points from them alone!

            • JRO093
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              No impact from Kun car-crash?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                The Argentine, 31, was unhurt despite the front wheel and side of his grey Range Rover being mangled.

                He crashed on his way to the Etihad Campus training complex but did not need medical attention, the BBC understands.

                Aguero later posted a photo of his damaged car on Instagram and said: "What a great morning."

                1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  nice insight. cheers

              2. Eric Banternaaa
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Sky Sports reported no injuries. Should be good for the weekend

            • seewhyaxe
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              down to these. I have 2 fts:

              A) Barnes & Pukki out
              Wilson & Maupay in. Leaves 0itb.

              B) Barnes, Zinchenko out
              Jimenez & Soyuncu in. Leaves 0.6m itb.

              C) Barnes & Zinchenko out
              Wilson & Diop (4.5m) in. Leaves 0itb.

              If Wilson is brought in, he'd be my captain.

              Team as follows-
              Pope, Button
              Robbo, Zinchenko, Rico, Lunds, Tomori
              Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount, Cantwell
              Barnes, Pukki, Abraham
              0.5m itb.

              Any suggestions?

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B or C. Maybe B for me

              2. Eric Banternaaa
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B

              3. seewhyaxe
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Thanks guys!

            • Eric Banternaaa
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Thoughts on this WC team?
              Pretty Template.

              Pope Button
              TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Kelly
              KDB Mane Maddison Mount Elneny
              Auba Wilson Abraham

              1.3ITB. Where to invest? Cheers

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

                Defence

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

                  Nvm do Auba -> Kun 100%

                  1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    This and (c)

            • Slam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              For the medium to long term.

              A) Salah + Otamendi
              B) Sterling + Robertson (-4)

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                A

            • ddfc
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Is this GTG?

              Pope
              Robertson VVD Rico Soyuncu
              Salah Sterling KDB Mount
              Wilson Abraham

              Button Lundstram Dendoncker Greenwood

              0.6 ITB

              Thanks

            • Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Bench one outta:

              A. TAA (mun)
              B. Otamendi (cry)
              C. Digne (WHM)

              Cheers all! Have a great day ahead! 🙂

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B

              2. ZICO SENNA
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                C

              3. RIDZ
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                A

              4. Lokako
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Noone

            • Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Hello DZ, Anything you would do here? Or Gtg for the weekend and Roll FT?

              Pope
              TAA Ota Rico
              Sterling Mane KDB Mount Cantwell
              Auba Abraham

              Button Lundtram Kelly Greenwood

              0.2itb, 1 FT

              1. RIDZ
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                wow, how many TV do you have?

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  103.2, pretty average around here I would say

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    The bargain-basement trio of defenders makes my team look more expensive that it is. They are great value till they keep starting games

              2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Considering Green > Connolly but seems unnecessary at this point

              3. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Lundstram ahead of Cantwell for me.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Any reason for this? Cantwell looked great in that training video and if Pukki owners finally end up getting a goal or two from him I'd bet Cantwell will be in the points as well.

                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Nice logic I'm going with Lund purely on recent form. He edges Cantwell for me pal.

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yeah Lundy is definitely a legend. Though Arsenal have kept 4 CS's and scored 17 goals in their last 6 games in all competitions. They are looking much better.

              4. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                G2g. Tammy cap?

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yup. Brace or Hatty please lad

                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    I've also captained Tammy.

              5. De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I can see why you're advising to roll FT mate haha. Great team. GL with Tammy cap. Might do the same if i don't end up getting Wilson 😉

            • RIDZ
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              2 FT, which one better:
              a) Digne+Pukki to Kelly+Vardy (have Lunds+Rico)
              b) Alder+Pukki to Tomori+Abraham (have Mount and will be triple up Chelsea)

              1. royals forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                B

              2. Jackie Moon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I’d do B, but still think there are better options than Tomori. Söyüncü, Fredericks, Dunk, Lowton.

            • royals forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Morning DZ

              In your opinion who is the best 14.5 MF/ST combo for this front 8

              Sterling KDB Mount McGinn xxxxxxxx

              Abraham Aubameyang xxxxxxx

              Any ideas would be welcomed

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Dendo + Vardy for me.

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Though I would prefer Mane + Connolly but you are short for that. If you can somehow find the funds, Mane is worth any sacrifice in defence except TAA.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    I would actually upgrade McGinn to Mane, And Maybe get Conolly and whoever best you can afford as a 5th mid.

                    1. Jackie Moon
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      I like this! With Mané in that’s a quality attack!

            • The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Neither i have a huge tv nor a good rank . Smh

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Time to get KDB and TAA and maybe sell Salah to pay for the upgrades

                1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Not one of your defenders offers any attacking threat except maybe Ota on set pieces. Thats where I would look first if I wanna climb ranks.

                  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    At the budget in hand to get the defenders, those are the best I can have.

                    Attacking threat should be secondary when you are talking about a defender, cs should.be the first preference ( read Digne, solid attacking threat, but no cs points and hence has been a liability for past few weeks) .

                    For defenders like taa, Robertson - you are paying 2.5 more for them which is justified

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      I would look at defenders like TAA, Boly, Pereira and Lundstram. They offer attacking threat and are the kind of risks you need to take if sitting at 1.6 million IMO. Thats how I would go about it. Also get KDB back in if he starts and plays past 60mins

                      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        I am not denying the fact that Pereira is a better pick than soyunchu. Or taa is the best defender in the game.
                        I am trying to say you have to pay those extra millions for them by sacrificing rest of the team.

                        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Sacrifices need to be made and risks need to be taken to have a great season from your start. If you want to have a decent season and finish 300K, go ahead and play your safe game.

                          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Safe? How is this safe?

                            I have son who has a low ownership.
                            I have Salah who is being shipped out for mane ( people going back and forth on this)
                            I have sterling who majority feel is not worth that money and that mahrez is better pick than him.

                            I have no premium defenders like pereira, or Liverpool defender.

                            And you call this going safe? 😀

                            I am so sure I'll bring in martial over kdb for Son in next two gw. I am so sure of going robertson over taa.

                            That is not playing it safe. Atleast not in my dictionary

                            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Son was good to own for 3 Gws and now a good time to ship. You have Defenders who are cheap but offer no attacking threat. You have the regular Salah + Sterling combo, who are NOW being shipped but for good reason, because there are other players that are better value and selling one of these cash cows can help you up upgrade multiple positions. You talk about going Robbo over TAA, that doesn't make sense either. You're overthinking it lad, TAA is miles better and the only way I would consider Robbo is for a double up.

                              Oh and also, I wouldn't own a ManUtd player for the forseeable. Thats your fan bias talking. Maddison, Mount, CHO all better picks.

                              1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Oh i never play fpl with any bias decision.
                                I very rarely own a Manchester United player.
                                Check martial's points before he got injured. Check the upcoming fixtures. You talk about 'going differential' and still bring in Mount who is well a template now. No denying that he is the best value midfielder, but you say i should not go 'safe' and tell me to bring in Mount which is a safer pick than picking martial.

                                Salah+ sterling will Score points. Check out salah's stats, you'll know what i am talking about. Sterling is in form, has been since the start. 1/2 blank is bound to happen. People who are shipping them out will soon tear their team.to bring them in.

                                Not just Robbo, i even like vvd as a pick. Always there in BPS, has attacking threat and is .7 cheaper than taa.

                2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Sell salah? Well see how he gets his first goal against us this weekend. Also fixtures turn in 2 weeks, would want him back.

                  Ota will make way for one of the pool fb. Will have to probably downgrade auba to Vardy for that.

                  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Salah > Mane, Son > KDB.
                    I would keep Auba as he is Arsenals talisman and if we score its mostly him

                    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      I can do son > KDB without doing salah > mane.

                      I will bring in martial next GW for son. And that will allow me to bring in a pool fb

                      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        I would do Salah > Mane anyway, need to further upgrade that defence with differentials.

            • Reddevilz
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Hey guys, any comment on my WC team ?

              a) Sterling & Auba
              b) Mane & Aguero

              Ryan-McGovern
              Rico - TAA- Ota- Lund- Söyüncü
              ***- KDB- Saka- Mount- Toure
              Vardy- ***- Tammy

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Yaya Toure (c)

                1. Reddevilz
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Adama Traoré. HAHAH

              2. Jackie Moon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                So tough to call. I’ve actually gone Auba, Mane and DKB, but a huge risk not having one of Sterling or Aguero. Sorry I can’t help you decide!

                1. Reddevilz
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  yea. is tough eh. will remove sterling and auba once liverpool fix is better although they are fix proof. will have mane and aguero