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Belated joy for Aguero owners but Pep and City continue to frustrate

Manchester City 2-1 Southampton

  • Goals: Sergio Aguero (£12.1m), Kyle Walker (£5.9m) | James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Walker, Angelino (£4.7m) | Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m)
  • Bonus: Walker x3, Ward-Prowse x2, Angelino x 1

Manchester City left it late to secure all three points against Southampton at the Etihad, with the Citizens’ premium assets delivering mixed fortunes yet again for Fantasy managers who had backed them to haul big against Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side.

The most captained player of Gameweek 11, Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), failed to register any attacking returns, with his owners’ misery compounded when the England winger registered his first “one-pointer” of the campaign after picking up a yellow card late in the first half.

Sterling’s midfield counterpart, Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m), was also unable to deliver against the Saints, with the Belgian blanking for the second time in his last three outings. 

In truth, neither player looked like scoring, with the Belgian’s 79th-minute effort from an indirect free-kick inside the Southampton box about as close as either player came to finding the back of the net.

Yet whilst Sterling and De Bruyne’s returns were a source of disappointment for their owners, a goal for Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) will have understandably provided belated joy to the Argentinian’s remaining backers – his ninth of the season and a first in the league since the 8-0 demolition of Watford in Gameweek 6. 

Although Guardiola had opted to rotate Aguero at the expense of Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) in Gameweeks 9 and 10, with the Brazilian forward making his first consecutive league starts for the first time since December 2018, the Spaniard opted to return the £12.1m striker to the starting XI. 

Aguero’s equalising goal was just-rewards for those who had maintained faith in the striker, although there remain real concerns over his risk of rotation and this may well have been his swansong in many FPL squads with some unfavourable fixtures ahead. 

The City boss spoke after the game regarding his half-time team talk and the response from his squad that delighted him:

I told them at half-time to keep going for it, to keep attacking. It is the only way. There was no space, it was almost impossible but we did it and that is why I am delighted.

City’s defensive selections continue to perplex Fantasy managers, with Joao Cancelo (£5.3m) and Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) – who were both rested in the EFL Cup in midweek – only among the substitutes for this rematch against the Saints.

Guardiola instead opted to select Angelino (£4.7m), John Stones (£5.3m), Fernandinho (£5.2m) and Kyle Walker (£5.9m) on Saturday, with Walker stealing the show at the Etihad with a goal, an assist and three bonus points: his first double-digit haul of the 2019/20 campaign

Nicolas Otamendi (£5.4m) did not feature in the starting XI and, much to the frustration of the Argentinian’s 5% of owners, Guardiola opted to bring on the centre-back in injury time for a one-minute cameo – a particularly disappointing situation for those managers who may have had the likes of 21-point hero John Lundstram (£4.7m) on their benches. 

City were not at their best against Southampton, who frustrated Pep Guardiola’s side throughout the fixture and went ahead when James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) found the back of the net after 12 minutes – Ederson (£6.1m) spilling a shot from Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) at the midfielder’s feet.

After being humbled in a 9-0 defeat against Leicester City in Gameweek 10, two games against City in a week – in the Carabao Cup and the Premier League – would have seemed a daunting prospect for the south coast side.

Hasenhüttl spoke after the game regarding his side’s task in visiting the Etihad twice in just a week, saying:

To come here twice after losing 9-0 is not the easiest moment for a team but I think it was a chance to show up today, and we did, and it was really a pity that we didn’t get something for the amazing work we did today.

Although neither of the games resulted in a victory for Southampton, their performances, particularly in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat, can be seen as a source of credit to Hasenhüttl and his staff.

Some favourable fixtures await the Saints between now and Gameweek 18 but many of us are likely going to need to see a lot more improvement before their assets re-enter the Fantasy radar.

Southampton XI (4-5-1): McCarthy, Valery (Danso 75′), Bednarek (Adams 88′), Stephens, Vestergaard, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings (Djenepo 84′), Redmond.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Angelino, Gundogan, Silva (Jesus 45′), De Bruyne, Bernardo (Foden 84′) Sterling, Aguero (Otamendi 90+2′). 

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2,994 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    I think Emery will be sacked after Leicester if Arsenal lose embarrassingly.

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      nah, he'll get to end of the season to either get top 4 or win europa. Will get sacked when we don't achieve either of those.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Seems a bit risky to leave Champions League to him, when it could seriously affect their spending power in the summer.

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        For Arsenal to sack him the following must happen:
        They have a replacement.
        The manger must be awful.
        The manager must have been there at least 20 years. (smile)

        I hope he stays, just for the amusing pressers where I need a translator. Believe me, Arsenal are struggling due to head office more than the coach.

        Zaka wears his heart on his sleeve. He makes major cockups. But I admire him in many ways. Just the dressing room vote shows he is popular as a captain and the likes of Ozil should take a leaf from his book.

    2. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      The man talks a good talk. I can see what he is trying to do, but he makes strange decisions. If he just fudging put torreria as a dm and play

      Leno
      Chambers/bellerin holding sok Tierney
      Chambers/guendouzi torreria
      Ozil
      Pepe, laca, auba

      If it still didnt work after a few.games then fair dues but he is sabotaging himself

  2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Fairly happy with my team, 1 ft nothing itb... Thinking of swapping Salah for mane. Thoughts?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I would’ve done it last night before price changes

  3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Benched Soyuncu for Lundstram this week. Feels sour

    1. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm starting Soy over Lund

  4. How Do You Predict Clean Sheets?
    zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    How do you predict Clean sheets?

    Arguably, the hardest thing to predict in FPL is when a team is going to keep a clean sheet. I've benched six clean sheets over the last three gameweeks, including Soyuncu this weekend.

    Normally my methodology while choosing between defensive assets is
    1. Clean sheet odds
    2. xGC table
    3. RMT tool rating

    Naturally this does not apply as much to premium assets with attacking threat such as TAA and Robertson as you play them every week. The same might now apply for Lundstram with his attacking OOP potential.

    But when it comes to assets such as Rico, Tomori and Soyuncu what factors influence your decision making?

    1. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Anyone playing against Norwich, everton, southampton and are in the top 6. Not scientific but best I can do

    2. L.O.Rosickyismyson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      1 and 2 from what u suggested.. and history with opposition.
      so sour for leicester def owner rewarded playing them against palace.. not too much suggests a clean sheet

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Eh, if you looked at it there was a decent chance. A lot of Crystal Palace's joy against Leicester under Puel came to do with the extremely slow centrebacks he played in a high line. Soyuncu's addition has seen Leicester much less susceptible to counterattacks this season.

        With historical records, context much be considered

      2. KukaVain
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Good defence against bad offense, its actually really straight forward

        1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          youre one of em.. i can tell. literally had no idea that palace have not lost to leicester for years
          "straight forward" hahahh shut uuuup

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Well, first you buy players fro defensively good teams, and then you look at how bad their opposition are at attacking, and extrapolate from that. Doesn't hurt too much.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Think I am just going to set and forget Soy TAA and Lund.

        What can go wrong 😀

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Thats my 3 def's.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              I was going to get Chilwell instead of Soy but when looking at Soy play, guy does not look like he can set a foot wrong. He may be slightly limited but think I have been to harsh on him.

              Also saved me 0.9 going Soy instead and did not have to take a hit. Did Soy for Aurier.

            • My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Will you look at Robbo at all?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                maybe.

          2. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            I've always played a set and forget in the past , usually with players from top 4 sides. Tried to go with a rotation strategy for two slots this year and picked the wrong one everytime

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah, even rotation of GK's does not work out all the time.

                After my next 3 moves will probably see me leave my team for the forseeable future. I will have a very strong bench to depend on and plan no more hits. Going to help my rank going forward.

          3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            Just gut feeling really. When they're facing teams that park the bus or don't score a lot like Newcastle, Watford, etc., I fancy my chances. When a team is favorite to win a game, I lean towards playing them too. The clean sheet odds don't really appeal to me as clean sheets are too hard to predict as you said.

            1. zøphar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              This is usually my thinking too, but that strategy didn't work this weekend with west ham and Chelsea both conceding

              1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                I played Tomori and thought it was very unlucky. That wasn't a pen imo. West Ham have just not been keeping cleanies really. Wouldn't worry much about benching Soyuncu. I can see why you did it. I almost did too.

          4. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            My back 5 got 50 points this week. probably as mush as the last 4 weeks put together.
            Lundstrum benchers I have no sympathy for. Set and forget if ever I have seen one. Rico, I can understand. Having TAA until this week has hurt me because I have played him sometimes when the clean sheet odds are not in his favour.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                My back 5, 44 points with Rico and Aurier on the bench.

              • Ti Ago
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 5 hours ago

                My back 5 made 54 pts with Montoya and Digne benched - -‘

            2. Out of Position
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Just don't put yourself in a situation to second guess clean sheets. Have a clear distinction in mind between the defenders you want to play and the defenders you want to bench. And then play the same defenders week after week.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                That was my thinking initially, permaplay of taa soyuncu tomori but lundstram has now proved himself unbenchable

            3. zøphar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              I'm seeing more qualitative reasoning than quantitative which is interesting. Are there any particular statistics you look at ?

            4. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Anything above 45% in the clean sheet odds will get my interest...

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah but when the difference is a few percentage like 33 Vs 31 etc what sways your decision ?

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 20 hours ago

                  Just have to make a judgement call and bring the gut into play 😛

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 20 hours ago

                    (After looking at the odds)

            5. Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              I’ve no idea.
              But currently, I am playing Söyüncü and Lundstram.
              With Tomori and Rico on the bench.

              I’m starting to consider benching TAA for Rico. But I know that’s too extreme.

              Never thought these cheap defenders would become free scoring and give me benching heading each week.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                I see you've got the same back 5 as me, I've got Lundy benched atm for tomori based on cs odds

            6. Olivier Bernards watch
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Odds. There is no more reliable indicator.

            7. Mingo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              My plan was to change Alonso and Otamendi for TAA & Robertson over the next 1/2 weeks. However with Soyuncu, Lundstram & Rico I might not bother. Two of those rotating each week with a Liverpool defender should be enough. That's without the possibility of a Palace defender coming into the frame in the next few weeks.

            8. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              We're playing an odds-based game.

              That means a good decision may end up with fewer points in a given week than a bad decision.

              I played Diop over Soyuncu, which cost me 15 points, but it was NOT a mistake.

              A mistake would be defined as something that reduces your "expected score."

              This week, the odds available from bookies for clean sheets for WHU and LEI were almost identical, and Diop's goal threat is no worse than Soyuncu's. So the expected points for each of them will have been extremely similar based on pre-match odds.

              An optimal play is one that maximises your expected points, so I tend to let the Bookies work out the odds for me and go with what they say, unless goal threat plays a big enough role.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Yep I've been using the bookies clean sheet odds all my years of playing fpl, was just wondering what methodology others use

            9. Tommyg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              For me it's pretty much the same as you. It was between Rico and soy this week. Picked soy on the strength of Leicester having better cs odds, and me thinking that Manu had turned a corner with martial back. Lund got picked cos of his goal scoring odds and my other is taa.

              I was kicking myself when Rico kept a cs.

              It's just fortune mate. No rhyme or reason. Your always gonna leave points on ya bench.

              1. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Suppose in the back on my mind Leicester had been posting some decent defensive number too.

            10. The Brown Casanova
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Just look at bookmaker clean sheet odds. They have models that spit out prices based on match odds, over/under goal lines, and XG. By far the best way to look at it.

            11. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              I usually don't. I play TAA and Lund, who are basically a winger and midfielder, and then whoever has the best fixture.

            12. Ti Ago
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 5 hours ago

              My methodology is all about goals conceded

            13. Kenneth Tang
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 5 hours ago

              Based on CS odds and xGI, and adding eye test when it's a close call.

              Put Diop and Soyuncu as an example, I would have valued down West Ham defense as I saw a big difference in GK ability between Fabianski and Roberto. When the stat was close, I would pick Soyuncu.

              By having more time, could go back to dig into the stat by separating the matches played by Fab and Roberto, to try verifying the eye test. This time you will see the differences, and realize that no matter the odds company, or the betting crowd, has undervalued such recent factor.

            14. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              I have no f idea

            15. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 3 hours ago

              1) Avoid players with fixtures against the following teams:

              - Liverpool (have not failed to score this season)
              - Man City (one fail)
              - Chelsea (one fail)
              - Arsenal (one fail, but perhaps worth chancing away from home)
              - Wolves (one fail)
              - Leicester (two fails)
              - Spurs (two fails)

              Man Utd, like Arsenal, are worth chancing away from home.

          5. Bavarian
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            The 14 pts of Soyuncu kept on bench because of Otamendi's 1 minute play....Cheers Pep...

            1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              same.. cho the culprit

              1. Bavarian
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                What a bad luck...

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Get rid of City defence.

                1. Bavarian
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  already replaced by Robbo

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Nice move

                      1. Bavarian
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                        Thanks mate

                2. Cruz88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  35 points of Lundy and Soy kept on my bench (also played Ota)

                  1. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Ouch feel for you man

                3. In and Out
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Was always a huge risk that would happen

                  1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    huge chance of soy scoring yeah? -.-

              • Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Pulisic (c) who's with me? 😉

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    GW12

                    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Its gw 12 now

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                          Start of GW12 when I have an FT. Do not want to take a hit.

                          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                            • 1 Year
                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                            Thats GW13 then haha but 12 might be the best!

                    2. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      100%

                    3. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Tammy or Vardy for me

                    4. Tomerick
                      • 5 Years
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Hard to look past Vardy this week.

                  • akhilrajau
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Suggest best on the following
                    Pope (Heaton)
                    Robertson, Rico, chillwell, Soyuncu, Lundstram
                    Yarmolenko, Mane, Sterling, Mount, Dendoncker
                    Jimenez, Aubameyang, King
                    FT -1, Bank - 0.4 m

                    A. Aubameyang -> Vardy
                    B. Aubameyang -> Lacazatte
                    C. Aubameyang, Yarmolenko-> Vardy, Martial(-4)
                    D. Other
                    E. Save Transfer

                    1. Nightf0x
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      A

                  • cescpistols111
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Best players for these 2 positions (13.9m max)? Hoping to play a 3-4-3.

                    Pope McGovern
                    Robbo Tomori Lascelles Rico Lundstram
                    Mane KDB Mount xxx Dendoncker
                    Auba Vardy xxx

                    1. farmerfat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Tielemens and Jimenez

                  • Nightf0x
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Which? (Have vardy mount abraham)

                    A) taa Tielmans/james/under 7 mid.
                    B) taa Madison/pulisic (with a hit)
                    C) robbo madison/pulisic
                    D) robbo martial (with a hit)

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    My Bench correct ?

                    Pope
                    Lundstram, Rico, Trent
                    Mane, KDB, Martial, Mount, Maddy
                    C Vardy, Tammy

                    Button, Mousett, Virgil, Soy

                    2.0 bank

                  • SJP08
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Getting really fed up with Sterling. Time to cash in?

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      Who for?

                    2. Jullepuu
                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                        Don't think so but depends on your team. Maybe if you fancy Auba to score more than him.

                      • FOO FIGHTER
                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                          Sterling to Salah and double up with Mane 😉

                          1. Jullepuu
                              10 days, 9 hours ago

                              I think it's better to keep Sterling and double up on Pool defenders.

                              1. Whats the Huth
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 9 hours ago

                                Really difficult to triple up on Liverpool without losing Sterling

                                1. Cruz88
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  I have Trent, Robbo, Mane and Sterling. Also thinking of getting rid though

                                  1. Whats the Huth
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    But that makes the overall structure of your team very weak.

                                    1. Cruz88
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Not really with the value options out there:

                                      Pope
                                      Lund Robbo Soyuncu Trent (Otamendi)
                                      Mane Sterling KDB Mount (Odoi)
                                      Abraham Jiminez (Connolly)

                                      Ota and Odoi need to go obviously

                          2. PikeyMikey
                              10 days, 9 hours ago

                              Thing is he’s playing his old team this week and will have something to prove to himself and others. Going to keep one more week then swap for Mane and also bring TAA in for pool double up.

                            • Whats the Huth
                              • 4 Years
                              10 days, 9 hours ago

                              Sterling to Salah is my move I reckon. But waiting for Salah price to drop a bit more hopefully.
                              I have 0.1 I can afford to lose with Sterling, so holding on till after IB if possible

                              1. SJP08
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 9 hours ago

                                Currently have Mane and Robbo... Generally don't like trippling up on any team.

                                1. Whats the Huth
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Leicester triple up is working a treat...

                          3. Rinseboy
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                            Gonna shake the team up with 2 FTs and a hit. Which option of players do you prefer for the next 5-6 weeks

                            A - Auba Maddison Lacsells
                            B - Firmino Maddison Mendy
                            C - Jimi Maddison Robbo?

                            Pope
                            TAA Soyuncu Rico Lunds 
                            Mane KDB Mount Cantwell
                            Tammy Vardy

                            Thanks all

                            1. Jullepuu
                                10 days, 9 hours ago

                                C

                              • FOO FIGHTER
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  C

                                • Whats the Huth
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  C is lovely

                                • Rinseboy
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  thanks all

                                • International Richard
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Seems no1 can see the benching headache with B & C.

                                  Based on B & C, your benching Cantwell, Lund & Rico (or Soy, Jimi, Mount etc)

                                  If we look at Rico & Lund points every week, I think it’s a glaring mistake

                                  1. Rinseboy
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    this is my worry to be fair

                              • Over Midwicket
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                10 days, 9 hours ago

                                Might be time for a back 5 again. 5-2-3 given the crappy mids and consistent strikers right now:

                                Ryan.
                                TAA. Robertson. Lund. Soy. Chilwell/Stevens.
                                Mané. Pulisic.
                                Vardy. Jimmy. Tammy.

                                And about 8mil itb.

                                1. Jullepuu
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Risky

                                  • L.O.Rosickyismyson
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    do it 🙂

                                  • Whats the Huth
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    What crappy mids?

                                2. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                  • 3 Years
                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Pope
                                  VVD Rico Lundstram
                                  Mane KDB Martial Cantwell
                                  Auba Vardy Abraham

                                  Looks ok?
                                  Who do I captain?

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Vardy?

                                    1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Have a strange feeling that Martial might deliver.

                                      1. Whats the Huth
                                        • 4 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        You need a good poo then

                                        1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Hahahaha...maybe!

                                  2. Whats the Huth
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Vardy for me

                                  3. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Tammy

                                    1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Didnt you just say Vardy?

                                      1. g40steve
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Yes between them for me.

                                  4. FOO FIGHTER
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Vardy might run riot vs Arsenal, in fact I think LEI aatack is going to rip Arsenal defence a new one.

                                      1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        I worry about that too. Arsenal supporter!

                                  5. King Kun Ta
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Beste 5.7 replacement for Ota?

                                    1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      soy or tomori or rico

                                      1. King Kun Ta
                                        • 4 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        No Chilwell?

                                        1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          soy for me

                                    2. King Kun Ta
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      That’s a max 5.7 defender...:-)

                                    3. Jullepuu
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Someone cheap. Spend the money elsewhere.

                                        1. Whats the Huth
                                          • 4 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          This.
                                          Soy, Rico or lunds

                                    4. Whats the Huth
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      I’m playing both Lundstram and Söyüncü, and benching Rico and Tomori.

                                      This is wrong isn’t it. Really, I should play Rico at the very least?

                                      1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        no one knows bro

                                      2. Over Midwicket
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Play Lund, Soy and Rico and bench the rest (even TAA)

                                        1. Whats the Huth
                                          • 4 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Would be TAA and Tomori benched. That option never even crossed my mind.
                                          Scaring benching TAA

                                          1. Over Midwicket
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Not really, TAA isn't as explosive as people make out and he flatters to deceive. Predicting a 1 or 2 pointer.

                                      3. Kopkloppers
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Who knows. If you have TAA, maybe he should be benched.

                                        1. Whats the Huth
                                          • 4 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Wow!
                                          Benching TAA never was an option.
                                          He’s delivering great balls. He could haul
                                          Never though these cheap defenders could become such great options.

                                          1. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                                            That is it. Just making a point. We look at value sometimes to determine playing time. Human nature I suppose.

                                          2. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                                            TAA 27 points away. 23 points at home. That helps absolutely nothing!

                                            1. Whats the Huth
                                              • 4 Years
                                              10 days, 9 hours ago

                                              😀

                                      4. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        I'd bench Rico, play Tomori and one of the other two.

                                    5. Rinseboy
                                      • 7 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Pulusic to trippe up with Tammy Mount or
                                      Maddison to triple up with Vardy and Soy?

                                      1. andres
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Tempted, or with tielenans.

                                        The problem is that you switch to a 3-5-2?

                                    6. andres
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Pope
                                      TAA Soy Lund
                                      Mane KDB Mount Sterling
                                      Abraham Vardy Connolly

                                      Kelly, Pieters, Cantwell 1.7 ITB

                                      A KDB & Connolly => Jimenez & Tielemans (-4)
                                      B KDB & Cantwell => Tielemans & Pulisic (-4)
                                      C KDB => Pulisic / Madds / Tielemans

                                      If I sell Sterling (instead of KDB) I could have Madds rather then Tielemans

                                      1. International Richard
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Ive been pondering your post for 5 mins & unsure what to suggest. C seems the obvious but tough call. Gl

                                    7. HAMMERTIME107
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Please help, I'm thinking Sterling to De Bruyne to free up funds but struggling to bring myself to not having Sterling someone convince me?

                                      Roberto
                                      Tomori | Soyuncu | Rico
                                      Mount | Salah | James | Sterling
                                      Rashford | Aubameyang | Vardy

                                      Button | Guendouzi | Kelly | Prodl

                                      1. andres
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Sterling is on 4 yc. Apart from gw1 not really explosive

                                        Kdb playing super deep

                                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          With all the midfield options availble I believe you do not need any City.

                                          KDB will be playing a deeper role with Rodri out, that will stifle his points progress. Sterling does not seem to be that good out wide on the left. Bilva and Marhez are rotation and bench hell holes.

                                          Maddi, Perez, Salah, Mane, Perez, Pulisic, Tielemans, Willian and other budget options to have a really good midfield.

                                          Take your pick 😉

                                      3. fastgun2111
                                        • 6 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Looking to save the FT. But I've got some holes in my team. Please advise experts:

                                        Pope (Button)
                                        Wan Bissaka | Digne | Lundstrum (Willems, Rico)
                                        Mane | mount | De Bruyn | Sterling (Traore)
                                        King | Vardy | Abraham

                                        0.4 ITB

                                        Wan Bissaka, Digne and King out.

                                      4. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Captain:

                                        A) Vardy (ARS)
                                        B) Pulisic (CPA)
                                        C) Jimenez (AVL)

                                        1. antis0cial
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          A

                                      5. ninja
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Aguero and Pukki > Vardy and Abraham for free ??

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Yes - easy

                                        2. In and Out
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          You’re 5 weeks late

                                      6. tibollom
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        hi guys, what to do with this lot? 1FT and 0.2 ITB

                                        Heaton Button
                                        TAA Chilwell Rico Lunds Dunk
                                        Salah Sterling KDB McGin Dedonck
                                        Tammy Vardy Greenwood

                                        1. tibollom
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          would a -4 be worth it, maybe Salah + Greenwood to Mane + upgrade? or get rid of one of the two city boys?

                                      7. ninja
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Tough defensive choice this week, 3 from these

                                        A. Soyuncu home to Arsenal
                                        B. Tomori home to Palace
                                        C. Robertson home to City
                                        D. Lundstrom away to Spurs
                                        E. Rico away to Newcastle

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Bcd

                                        2. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          10 days, 9 hours ago

                                          i hope you have points on your bench that dont come on.. salty af

                                        3. Gunner Boy
                                          • 4 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          B, C and A/D

                                        4. antis0cial
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Many are in the same position. It’s difficult, I’d go CDE

                                      8. Gunner Boy
                                        • 4 Years
                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Did Cantwell lose his place?

                                        Who would you play next GW?

                                        A- Cantwell (WAT)
                                        B- Rico (new)

                                        1. Kopkloppers
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Carrying an injury but has been woeful of late.

                                      9. afsr
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Did Sterling -> Pulisic yesterday freeing up some funds.
                                        Now if i don't take a hit, i will have to play Connolly, Cantwell or Dunk.
                                        Who should i get for a hit?

                                        A - Jimenez
                                        B - Maddison (have Vardy)
                                        C - Tielemans
                                        D - Rashford (have Martial)

                                        1. Kopkloppers
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Brave transfer Pulisic.
                                          Don't take a hit. Have you noticed how many bench points have been floating around lately?
                                          If I had to choose, Jimi.

                                          1. afsr
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            My team wasn't big on bench points so far:

                                            Pope
                                            TAA, Lund, Dunk
                                            Mane, Pulisic, KdB, Martial
                                            Vardy, Tammy, Connolly

                                            Button, Cantwell, Tomori, Hanley
                                            0FT, 6.3 ITB

                                            1. Kopkloppers
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                                              Tomori viable. The rest can be disposed of. No hit required. Maybe Pulisic out (LOL)

                                          2. afsr
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            As for Pulisic, it's kind of sideways transfer from Mount. After watching the last game feel that Mount is now getting in the box significantly less, and Pulisic is in his stead

                                      10. Kopkloppers
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Could it be time for Emerson?
                                        He ticks some boxes; getting forward, eye test, Frank loves him, massive differential.
                                        He definitely does not i other areas; 7 points in 467 minutes, Leaky Chelsea defense.

                                        Votes please.

                                        1. Over Midwicket
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          No chance.

                                          1. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Why?

                                        2. afsr
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Their defence is not great, at least until Kante is back.
                                          And as for his attacking capabilities, i feel like Chilwell is a similarly priced better option with more clean sheet chances

                                          1. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Fair enough. I like the response.

                                          2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                                            • 4 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            It's not so much Kante not starting as Rudiger

                                      11. When a Mané loves a …
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                                        I'm happy with Pope in goal and TAA plus cheap rotating defenders, so I haven't included them as there as I am happy with them.

                                        Sterling, KDB, Son, Mount, Dendonk
                                        Auba, Jiminez, Abraham
                                        2FT, 0 in the bank

                                        I need to take Son out but nothing expires me at his price or below and I can't see where money could come from for an upgrade to the Pool Mids. Aubameyang has good fixtures coming up so I'm reluctant to remove him

                                        Any thoughts?

                                        1. When a Mané loves a …
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Inspires me *
                                          Sorry I'm on my phone so it is autocorrecting!

                                          1. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Expires me sounds like suicide for a moment!

                                        2. Kopkloppers
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Martial will get you points. Injury and attitude are a problem though.

                                      12. FOO FIGHTER
                                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Weeks ago I was told that going no City will hurt me. Not saying I am right but going no City could very well see you thrive with all the options available from other teams.

                                          Dilva is the last City asset I will own until further notice and he is being shipped out start of GW12.

                                          Let's just be frank, owning City defence will see your rank being damaged with Pep playing a different defence just about each GW.

                                          1. Kopkloppers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            If Sterling and KDB are firing they remain good picks. The remainder needs bench cover. Dilva injured.

                                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                Sterling does not seem to fit in that LW role does he? KDB deeper role with Rodri out, going to see his points in decline.

                                                Capping Sterling is a massive problem...

                                                Jesus has now also made his entrance. Would not surprise me if Pep starts Aguero and Jesus more often from now on.

                                                1. Kopkloppers
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                  All this crossed my mind. I think when Mendy plays the Sterling issue goes away.
                                                  For me this is the biggest hot topic of the week so far.

                                          2. Bavarian
                                            • 1 Year
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Bench 1 please?

                                            A- Robertson vs City
                                            B- TAA vs City
                                            C- Lundstram vs TOT Away
                                            D- Soyuncu vs ARS Home
                                            E- Also and option, I can Start them all and bench Yarmolenko vs BUR away

                                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                I would bench Yarma.

                                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                    West ham are pants.

                                                    1. Bavarian
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                      Thanks mate