Spot the Differential

Pépé’s positioning could finally unlock Fantasy potential

In a season characterised by highly-owned premium assets disappointing their owners, differentials continue to grow in importance.

In fact, Sadio Mané (£11.7m) was the only player priced over £9.5m to feature among the top 50 points-scorers in Gameweek 8.

This just goes to show that there is still plenty of success available to those prepared to move away from the tried and test options.

Even the popular choices can have off days and you can’t always over-rely on them, especially if they all choose to blank at once. 

So with an international break’s worth of time behind us, it’s time to reset and re-appreciate some differential options for Gameweek 9…

Nicolas Pépé

Nicolas Pépé has been receiving the ball in dangerous positions at Arsenal

Price: £9.3m

Ownership: 3.5%

GW9 Opponent: Sheffield United (away)

It’s probably a hard-sell to champion a player that is priced over £9.0m and has only two attacking returns since Gameweek 4 but I feel that more is still to come from Nicolas Pépé (£9.3m). 

After all, he registered 22 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season. 

While it is unlikely he will replicate those numbers in his debut Premier League campaign, Pépé has the quality to excel in this attacking Arsenal team so long as he can continue to adapt to life in English football.

So far this season, he has received more passes in the final third (97) than both Mason Mount (81) and James Maddison (79). With a bit of refinement that presence in the most important part of the pitch could be converted into goals or assists.

From a Fantasy perspective, the main concern about Unai Emery’s Arsenal is the inevitable rotation and minute-management caused by the club’s Europa League commitments.

Pépé may have started every league game for Arsenal since Gameweek 3, however, he hasn’t played a full match since Gameweek 6. To complicate matters, Alexandre Lacazette is nearing a return to full fitness which could also have an impact on his minutes in the long term. 

With that said, an opportunity presents itself for him to put in a match-winning performance in Gameweek 9 when the Europa League has had a break and Lacazette might not be risked from the start.

Arsenal have only lost once to Sheffield United in a league match since 1973 while the Blades have only kept one clean sheet at home this season.

Given Arsenal’s attacking play, it could prove difficult for Chris Wilder’s men to keep them out on Monday night.

Wesley Moraes

Wesley is starting to settle into Premier League life very nicely

Price: £6.1m

Ownership: 2.8%

GW9 Opponent: Brighton (home)

Any striker that has scored three goals in as many games can be considered is worth considering for any FPL manager.

After only registering one goal in his first five games, Wesley (£6.1m) is coming to the fore as he continues to settle into life at Aston Villa.

The former Club Brugge forward’s five attacking returns mean he has been involved in almost 40% of his team’s Premier League goals in 2019/20.

Without any other strikers to rival him in the team, it’s relatively safe to say that Wesley free from the risk of rotation. 

With the likes of Jack Grealish, John McGinn and Anwar El Ghazi providing ample support you would expect him to be a threat to opposition teams. 

Up next for Aston Villa will be Brighton who have improved defensively having kept two clean sheets since Gameweek 6. 

However, the Seagulls have at times shown defensive frailty away from home as seen with the Etihad and Stamford Bridge this season, which bodes well for Wesley.

Neal Maupay

Maupay is becoming the established number one centre-forward at Brighton

Price: £6.0m

Ownership: 0.6%

GW9 Opponent: Aston Villa (A)

If it wasn’t enough to have one differential striker from a mid-table team to ponder over, here’s another one featuring in the same match. 

Neal Maupay (£6.0m) started his Premier League debut campaign with a bang after he came off the bench and scored a goal in Gameweek 1. 

Ever since then his minutes on the pitch have become more regular and he’s gradually becoming one of Brighton’s more reliable attacking assets under Graham Potter. 

It’s probably unfair to over analyse his stats from one isolated match, however in Gameweek 8 (among all strikers), he had the most number of touches in the opposition half (44) and the joint-second number of touches in the final third (30). 

All of this hard work proved fruitful as he scored a goal against Tottenham in a resounding win at the Amex.

However, despite his pedigree of scoring over twenty goals in the Championship last season, he has yet to even score back-to-back goals in the Premier League. 

The lack of consistency at present puts a small question mark over him but it certainly doesn’t make him prone to being dropped. 

To put it simply, I can’t see Glenn Murray challenging him any time soon for his berth up top. 

Looking ahead to this weekend, Aston Villa have conceded six goals in their last two games and if there was a moment for Maupay to start the wheels of his future bandwagon this could be it. 

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984 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Manchester united vs liverpool score predictions !!

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      MUFC 1-4 LFC

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      0-2

    3. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Liverpool 4-1ish or low 0-0/1-1

    4. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      0 -3 or 0-4
      Man Utd lucky to get 0.

    5. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      0-3

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Man U abject failure is always good for comedy purposes.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Lol
        I expect it to be a tough game... Hope you are right tho !

    7. Slam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Funny how people are predicting 3+ goals for Pool and not slapping the armband on Salah/Mane

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        This is a good point Slam

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          I actually quite like the idea of Mane (c) this GW

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Could be Salah's day, could Mane's, could be Firmino's... could be a full full-back assault. Just slightly harder to make a prediction of who'll rack up the points than it is Abraham / Wilson / Kane against utter dross. In my opinion at least.

        1. Connor Wickham
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Whoever is up against Ashley Young wins

    8. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Hopefully we lose so Ole gets sacked but you always seem to bottle it against us. I’d say 2-2

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        That's true but not the years we are going for the league.. I remember both years that we nearly won it, we won at old trafford 4-1 2009 and 3-0 2013

        1. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 12 days ago

          That doesn’t sound right

        2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          I strongly believe it's pools this year..The luck that were not with pools is with them this year and city dropping points at the same time also shows everything..With that been said least expectation from a united fan here is that we can at least held you on a draw this Sunday..No matter where you are in the table Utd Vs pools is Utd Vs pools..

      2. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        You are an absolute disgrace ....to say the above is pathetic.

        I would never ever say “Hopefully we lose” against any football team especially Liverpool.

        Support your team through the good and bad...yes it’s not great at the moment but comments like yours just shows you don’t really know Manchester United.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          It's a troll account mate.

    9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      1-1

    10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      2-0 for united

    11. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      0 0. UTD will defend for their lives

    12. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      United are not going to roll over - no matter how cr@p they might be. Slightly hedging bets ...
      0-1 or 1-1

    13. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      0-0

  2. CAPTAIN_WALES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    All the best for this GW guys!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      You too!

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      GL to me too 🙂

  3. JammySprat
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Be lucky to keep his place in the starting XI

  4. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Are people actually going to captain a Bournemouth player? Bournemouth!?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah - think so

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Please quote some xG stats.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Every time I raise the issue people turn into snowflakes and whinge about the metrics

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Weird that.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Sadly people can be incompetent when it comes to a lack of knowledge

            1. Big Bambora
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Surely you mean that "sadly some people can be competent when it comes to a lack of knowledge."
              The irony.

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                😆

        2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          One of those recent words/terms that I wish I had never heard....

          It's a reasonable week to take a punt, I'm not hugely into trusting Bournemouth either, but I can see the appeal.

    3. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Well considering that Villa scored 5 goals past Norwich, captaining Wilson against that same team, isn't the worst idea.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Wouldn’t be surprised to see Norwich win. Never know which Bournemouth will show up

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Norwich supporting friend of mine feels like teams who play them in a similar way (fluent/attacking) are much better for them. They have struggled versus more rigid sides (Palace, Burnley etc) generally.

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson’s xG last couple paired with Norwich’s xGC makes it irresistible

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Bang on

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

      It would be some turnaround - not even sure I'll play Diego

    6. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Nah. Wilson ignored by me for cpt purely due to previous troll-esque tendencies.

      Will prob be ~15% owned by the time GW kicks off so just having him is enough for me.

    7. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      A 12M Man City player & Chelsea's centre forward have brought me 4 captaincy fails this season. The Bournemouth fella can't do any worse.

  5. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    I've got a Football-themed pub quiz for Movember coming up.
    What are your best team names?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Do they need to Movember-related?

      I didn't even know Movember was still a thing TBH as everyone has a beard nowadays.

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Probably football-related, but something with Mo or Moustache in it can only help.

        Things like:
        Chicken Tikke Mo Salah
        Juan Flo Evra Lukaku's Nesta

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          And yeah Movember is still going strong! They do amazing stuff to tackle prostate/testicular cancer, but also mental health & suicide
          https://uk.movember.com/

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Cool - great cause - will fling a few quid their way later 🙂

    2. Arte Et Labore
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Man Chest Hair Itchy

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Borussia Teeth
      Man Chest Hair United

    4. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Moustacha Hadji.

    5. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Skhodran Moustachi

  6. Who Am I?
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    A) Tomori / Jimenez
    OR
    B) Rico /Abraham

  7. Macam Dave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Help guys as so on fence... Play Rico (Norwich) or boly (saints)? Too close to call?? Thx

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Rico

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly

    4. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks both... next vote gets it re boly Vs Rico!

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Bolyyyyyyyyyy

    5. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly 3 Rico 1... Landslide!?

    6. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Rico

    7. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly 3 Rico 2 so far... Is a comeback on the books for Rico?!

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Boly for me too

    8. GoonerByron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly

    9. Macam Dave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Boly 5 Rico 2. Thanks for all replies people. Boly it is!

  8. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Shame Klopp didn't give a more detailed and specific injury update on Salah.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Which surely means he’s all cool. Probably just needed a couple weeks rest KDB style

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Pretty sure he is fine.

    3. JammySprat
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah probably benched

    4. El Presidente
        5 months, 12 days ago

        I wouldnt be surprised if he is benched tbh. Champions league next away match is a must win also...

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Liverpool lost all away CL group games last season and went on to win the competition. It's not a must win game, nor is Sunday.

          1. El Presidente
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Do not agree. The group is tight, lost already to Napoli, a very very very lucky 4-3 at home vs Red Bull, this away fixture vs the most fragile team in the group (still drew vs Napoli at home) is a must win, especially when Napoli and Red Bull are facing each other.

              1. El Presidente
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  One thing I can say about CL though, its definitely not a priority for Liverpool, its almost impossible to win it 2 times in a row, so the top priority is domestic league football, so id he has to risk Mo its gonna be vs ManU.

          2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            What comments he said about salah?

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              On Salah, Alisson and Matip's fitness: "We have to see. Two more sessions to come and we have to make a decision. Nothing fixed yet."

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Sure Salah will start. Klopp keeping Ole on a leash.

            • Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Salah fine.
              Was always an IB injury

          4. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 12 days ago

            When are today's pressers?

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Ongoing.

            2. kopite65
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              never get the info we want, managers never give away info for the opposition.
              we are usually still as clueless after pressers !

          5. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Start which one?

            A) Lunds (ARS)
            B) Rico (NOR)

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Big john

            2. Relaxing
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              I've gone Rico

            3. Macam Dave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Hmmm close both have attacking potential both however likely to concede. Prob Lund.

            4. MaticMVP
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 12 days ago

              I've gone with Rico.

          6. Strchld
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Have 2 FT and thinking of doing this:

            Pukki and VvD to Vardy and max 5.5 def, but who? Or ger a cheaper and bank money? Have Soy, Trent, Zinchenko and Lund.

            1. MaticMVP
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Boly maybe?

          7. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Another Pukki brace incoming. Yes, you heard it here.

            1. El Presidente
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Party´s over fella

              • Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Would not doubt it.
                But hopefully 4 or 5 from Bournemouth also.

              • Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                It wouldn't surprise me at all, that's why I'm keeping for one more week.

              • Trophé Mourinho
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  it could happen, but I dont think so

              • Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                I wish sometimes managers were rude during press conferences given the stupid nature of questions from journalists.

                "What did you see in Trent?"
                "Your mum."

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  "your dad" would probably work better

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Lol

                3. Rojo's Modern Life
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  That would be truly hilarious!!!

              • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Is it a waste of cash to get Patricio on WC?
                Like the wolves fixtures and can't fit Boly into my ideal draft

                1. MaticMVP
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Can't go wrong with Patricio in net, imo. There aren't any standout gk atm.

                2. Typo
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  I bought him around this time last season. Think it was 11+ consecutive non-cleansheet matches after that.

                  I bought Boly this week tho..

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    lol I hated Pat last season.

                    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      How's the WC Ed?
                      My last draft is a few pages back if you fancy a look - but frankly I'm still flipping around

              • Who are all Lukakus
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Haller to Wilson for free? need to burn one of 2 FTs.

                1. Mr. Wizard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Definitely , then stick the armband on him

                2. MaticMVP
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  WH have great fixtures after this week, so not so sure about that.

              • Macam Dave
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                Yes for me

              • Grealish as a differential punt?
                avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 12 days ago

                My differential pick for GW9 is Jack Grealish (5.9, 3.8% ownership). Here’s why…

                Following Villa’s 3-2 collapse at Arsenal in GW6, Dean Smith shuffled his midfield pack.

                Up until that point, Smith had fielded Grealish and John McGinn (5.8) as his two offensive midfielders in a 4-3-3 system. Whilst effective in the Championship, tweaks were needed in the Premier League.

                For GW7’s visit of Burnley, skipper Grealish, was moved from central midfield to a more attacking starting position on the left of a front three, which in reality, was more of a free roaming 10 role. With Grealish operating further forward, Conor Hourihane (5.7) was introduced alongside McGinn.

                Here’s a few quotes talking about the changes…

                Grealish:
                “When the manager first pulled me and asked how I felt about playing there, I said ‘Listen, I will play wherever’. Obviously, I have my certain positions but I am just happy to be on the pitch. I am captain and I want to lead by example and anywhere I play will be fine. I liked this position because I am not really playing as a left winger. I am in off the left, kind of like a No.10."

                Hourihane:
                “The gaffer wanted Jack a bit higher up the pitch to do his damage. He got a very good goal on Saturday. If Jack comes inside, I go outside. It seems quite easy to do. It is fluid. We are all clever enough to know where is this person, or where is that person. We are moving around and it seems to be working all right.”

                … and finally, Smith:
                “Grealish’s new position? He did quite well (vs Norwich) and we did it against Burnley as well. He's a player who I think can score more goals, create a lot more as well. I just felt in those games we needed to move him on a little bit further, getting him closer to Wesley. It took a little bit of me talking him into it (switching positions) at first but he's loving it now, creating a couple, has scored one and long may that continue. He was really enjoying playing as the attacking midfielder and got a lot of joy out of that last season in the Championship with John McGinn. He wasn't doing bad at it to be honest, but I just felt we were more of a goal threat with him up there. He's a player who can give us more goal threat & because he was enjoying where he was playing, we needed him to buy into that as well. We have tweaked our system slightly. It's not like Jack's doing an awful lot different, he's not an out-and-out left-winger. He's playing a little bit closer inside to Wesley and personnel has just helped that given Matt Targett's more of an offensive full-back than Neil Taylor is. Different personnel coming in to the team has allowed me to tweak my system.”

                The switch seems to be working – Villa have scored seven goals in their last two games, whilst Grealish netted his first of the season vs Norwich. His Penalty Area Touches and Goal Attempts have increased, and he’s receiving the ball further up the pitch.

                Members should run a quick comparison between Grealish and McGinn GW’s 7-8, paying close attention to xG, Goal Threat and Chances Created. It’s a trend I see continuing, and makes me think Grealish is now the go to option in Villa’s midfield.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Lots of cool options in that price range now. Another to add to my list, thanks for this mate.

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    It's a bit of a shame the fixtures aren't better, it's not till GW16 they really start to turn.

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      From an attacking perspective I don’t mind it from GW12. Depends how long I am happy to hold Dilva for. CHO and Trossard the other contenders atm

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  excellent, really enjoyed that insight.

                3. TLF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Useful post, thanks for sharing

                4. Rojo's Modern Life
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Great content

                5. Relaxing
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Nice insight, thanks for this. Do you think El Ghazi is an option?

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    El Ghazi is improving, but with Grealish now taking up the left slot in a front three, and Wesley leading the line, its essentially El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Jota (once fit) fighting it out for the right side spot. I think there may be a bit of rotation there, but he's doing well and deserves to keep his place for now.

                    1. Relaxing
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Okay so one to monitor then. Much appreciated, thanks mate!

                6. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  I guess with their fixtures he is a wait and see to around GW16,

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Exactly, good spot 🙂

                7. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Thanks for the insight. Given Villa's upcoming fixtures, swapping cGinn for Grealish is not a priority anyway

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Yep I agree, it'd be a luxury transfer. It's probably more for anyone in search of a one week punt, maybe before wildcarding next week.

                8. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Great post but i still wouldn't trust villa with those upcoming fixtures while we have CHO mount Maddison in the same £ range and have lovely fixtures

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Yep for sure, see above.

                9. Ason Willa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  This also suggests Targett (4.4) is probably going to be 1st choice now and that he's going to be getting into the box and providing width as Jack tucks in.

                  Could be a great option at that price...

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    That's a really good point, and something which should be looked into in the members area.

                  2. DantheManinaPan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Just revisiting these comments post-match...

                    Wow!

                    1. Ason Willa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      I missed the game unfortunately - but I think with Villa's difficult run, this option can wait a bit.

                  3. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Who is Targett‘s competition in this new set up?

                    1. Ason Willa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Neil Taylor. Might be played in my defensive matches - I honestly don't know....possibly the original plan was to make Targett no.1 but was eased in.

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        Thanks for your reply. Appreciated.

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

                  This post is better than the article. Great stuff

                11. mixology
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Great post

                12. Pep Pig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Great work with this post mate. Enjoyable insight. Great player

                13. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Man C and Liverpool in GW10 and GW11 so will keep an eye for GW12. Cheers 🙂

                14. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  What a great post. Thanks 🙂 Shame about Pool and City soon

                15. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  No

                16. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Great call for this week!

                17. RealVirg
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Ya bloody know it all, next time trumpet up McGinn ;0)

                  • big_cliff
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Great call!

                    1. Matjes_taet
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 9 days ago

                      He was in my team for the first 7 GW.
                      Then i sold him for Buendia. Biggest mistake in my FPL-History.

                  • shirtless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 8 days ago

                    Had him all season 🙂

                18. Pjota Lamas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Play one of:
                  Rico (NOR) or Lundstram (ARS) or Otamendi (cry)

                  1. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Has to be Otamendi. Aint that many weeks ago he blasted in a goal and an assist.

                    1. Pjota Lamas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Thanks Typo! Otamendi has been on my bench all week but... I know. I was lucky to get those 15p. Maybe he deserves another chance. Man City has been pretty bad in defence lately though.

                  2. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Ota

                    1. Pjota Lamas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Thanks Dbeck! Looks like Ota is in the line up!

                19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  salah 😯

                  1. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    what ?

                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      is he fit or not. Klopp keeping quiet in the presser

                  2. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    ??

                  3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    *salad

                  4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Mane is good replace, but anyway united will win 2-0 just to help City 🙂

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      United could do with helping themselves before helping others.

                    2. Big Bambora
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      There is a capability issue here.

                20. HarryB29
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Which moves are better?

                  A: Pukki and Barnes --> Wilson and Connolly (Free)

                  B: Barnes, Salah, Otamendi --> Wilson, Mane, Soyuncu (-4)

                  1. HarryB29
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Seriously?

                21. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Pope
                  Taa,soy,Guilbert
                  Maddison,Mane,Mount,Mane
                  Wilson,Tammy,Auba

                  How the team guys? Any suggestion would appreciate.

                  1. Gringo Kid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Duplicated Mane is the only issue I see here

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Not Mane it is KDB

                22. Macam Dave
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  People is kdb fit??

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    he in training

                  2. MaticMVP
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Yes.

                23. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Any news on Son and KDB, thinking Son to KDB

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Not sure about Son starting myself i have him too

                24. Thadsy12
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Pukki + Cantwell > Wilson and Traore?

                  Or just Pukki > Wilson and save 1FT?

                  1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    2

                    1. Totti
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      just pukki-> wilson

                25. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Maddy or Jimenez?

                  1. Pjota Lamas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    I've brought in Jimenez in my team. But it's a punt I will say. The stats prefer Maddy I think. I would pick Jimmy 🙂

                26. Totti
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  pope adrian
                  zinchenko tomori soyoncu lundstram kelly
                  salah sterling mount mcginn cantwell
                  aguero wilson abraham

                  1FT 0.8 itb

                  A) zinchenko and salah -> TAA and KDB (-4) and sterling -> mane after 2 weeks
                  B) salah-> mane and sterling -> de bruyne (-4)
                  C) salah-> mane
                  D) other suggestion
                  E) save

                27. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Just put cabbage in my bacon sarnie, feels like I’ve committed a crime.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Raw or cooked?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Raw. Chopped fine.

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 12 days ago

                        bit of vinegar, mayo and shredded carrot and you've got yourself some coleslaw

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 12 days ago

                          Its too late, way way too late.

                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Astagfirullah.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      You what?

                  3. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    I accidentally made too much food for my last two dinners. I have cold pasta for lunch followed by cold stir fry for dinner today. I don’t have to cook once. I feel dirty and upset.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      No microwave at work?

                  4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Interesting - what inspired this choice?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Saw an old cabbage and couldn’t resist.
                      Reminds me of how I met my wife.

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 12 days ago

                        😀

                      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 12 days ago

                        lol

                  5. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    eww

                28. coriswrasse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Alonso over Pereira madness?

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Delete this before the asylum gets you

                    1. coriswrasse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      I've gone cuckoo with a side of soy sauce for my first meal.

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    This week Alonso is the superior option (unless Emerson, in training, is rushed back). Long-term - Ricardo.

                29. Malkmus
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Sorry if I missed it but is Cantwell fit? Has Norwich presser happened?

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    15 mins he’s due up

                    1. Malkmus
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 12 days ago

                      Cheers

                30. Kenny Dogleash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 12 days ago

                  Wesley or Maupay?

                  Villa seem to have more goals in them, but Brighton edge it fixture wise

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 12 days ago

                    Villa have more goals when playing Norwich. Maupay is the better pick imo