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Captain Poll

Vote in the Gameweek 12 Captain Poll

Fantasy Premier League managers are faced with another tough captaincy decision as Gameweek 12 creeps up on us.

You can now vote in the latest poll (below or in the sidebar), while Joe and David have published a captaincy video on our YouTube channel.

With yet another Friday Night Deadline reducing the turnaround time this week, Manchester City and Liverpool options have largely been taken off the table for the captaincy.

That’s because the two title-hopefuls meet at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and such clashes can often be very off-putting to Fantasy managers.

The meeting of Liverpool and Manchester City could cause problems for the Gameweek 12 captaincy

Manchester City have had some defensive wobbles this season but remain joint-top for clean sheets in the Premier League thus far, level with Sheffield United on five.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are top of the league for points won at home in 2019/20, having won all five matches at Anfield thus far.

Something may have to give there, but predicting would be quite difficult.

Conversely, Liverpool are still yet to record a clean sheet in front of their own fans this season which could leave Manchester City with plenty of chances to break them down.

However, Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) have both blanked in two of their last five Premier League outings… so can they be trusted in a tough to call fixture?

These questions will be running through a few minds, but we expect most of the Fantasy community to look beyond Anfield this weekend.

Vardy has been in tremendous goal-scoring form of late

The ongoing scoring form of Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) is sure to attract plenty of attention.

He has 18 goals in the 20 Premier League matches since Brendan Rodgers took over at Leicester and has blanked just once since Gameweek 7.

This weekend he and his colleagues play host to an Arsenal side that is not exactly in a good place right now.

Amid rifts between the supporters, the manager and his chosen captain Granit Xhaka (£5.2m), now is a good time to face the Gunners.

Vardy himself loves playing Arsenal, scoring eight goals in his last eight league starts against them.

Abraham could be considered for the captaincy this weekend

Some Fantasy managers are turning to Chelsea for Gameweek 12 as they welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) is likely to be the most captained Chelsea option after his 12-point score in Gameweek 11.

However, it will be interesting to see how many will be put off by his superior record away from home this season.

Abraham has 11 attacking returns so far this season but only two of them have been registered at Stamford Bridge.

That said, it must be said that the former Aston Villa loanee has been somewhat unfortunate in front of his own fans so far.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.2m) has also been tipped as an outside bet for the Gameweek 12 captaincy.

The Mexican international has four attacking returns in as many Premier League appearances, while Aston Villa come to Molineux having proved rather obliging at the back this season.

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747 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Foozeball
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Which of Pukki or Wilson should I remove for a hit? The other one will be kept for 1 more gw because I don't think taking a -8 would be worth it

    I have enough money itb to get Abraham for either (already have Vardy)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Not sure it's worth a hit.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Willy

    3. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Keeo both for this gameweek imo.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Keep*

    4. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Keep Pukki

  2. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    GW12 Team:

    Gazzaniga
    Digne - Tomori - Willems
    Sterling - De Bruyne - Martial - Mount
    Aubameyang - Vardy - Abraham

    Button - Lundstram - Cantwell - Hanley

    GW13 Possible morve:

    A) IN: Mané / Robertson OUT: Sterling / Digne
    B) IN: Salah / Chilwell OUT: Sterling / Digne

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A by a mile

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. Effe
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

  3. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Was the Son RC decision VAR'ed ??

    If yes the overturning makes zero sense IMO. Contradicting the VAR results 😕

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Given the circumstances sorrounding the injury, VAR decision may have been taken in the context of what happened and they probably got it wrong because of the big injury to Gomez.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Even after reviewing it multiple times huh 😮

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, they are human beings and the injury may have swung the decision to Son red card. Things have calm down now and they have accepted it was wrong dismissal and have rescinded it.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 7 days ago

            That's a good perspective
            Cheers mate.

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I thought so at first, but I don’t think it was.
      The referee seemed to upgrade the yellow to a red once he saw the severity of the injury.
      VAR should have overturned it there and then, but didn’t

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Exactly point.
        It's not like when clubs appeal they do a long hearing. Decision must have been taken quickly as it is obvious most of the times once we watch the incidence 2/3 times

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          VAR has been awful this season in my opinion

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 7 days ago

            No doubt
            Probably will improve as it gets along

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      With his ankle hanging off his leg I think in the heat of the moment the ref made a decision to send son off

      It was the wrong decision but if you are referring a game and see that you would be pulling out the red too

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I agree mate
        I'd have definitely done the same
        I'm just asking whether VAR was done, as they should have overturned the RC right there

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      All Red Cards are VARed.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers for the information
        That was a bad VAR call then !

  4. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Yarmo to Son or better options? Martial can´t be trusted right?

    9.6 itb

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Risky but a good differential if you need to catch up

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Martial? United are w_nk though

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Got Mount?

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        yeah

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Son is better than Martial. Not sure what Son mental state is in? Spurs are crap enuff already.

          Not much pickings in that 9 mil bracket.

  5. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Surely Otamendi won't drop again before friday?

    Do you think that Robertdon will rise before the deadline?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Check those price sites. But I would expect not as pool are playing man city this week.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I calculated that Otamendi should be around -50 by the deadline and Robbo should be around +95. Many people make their transfers on thursday evening/friday so I expect Robbo to rise but I can't see Ota dropping.

  6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A) Kane + Vardy + Martial
    B) Firmino + Vardy + Son
    C) Kane + Son + Martial

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Nolberto Solano
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

  7. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Son sold by 117k Managers already, at 6% ownership accross. Will be massive differential but Spurs are yet to show any form, will Kane back change that going forward?

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I pressed the wildcard button as soon as he got that red

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        They are well out of sorts atm, but if they can change that then he will be massive. Doubt it will happen soon though.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Bad differential probably ?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Probably, time will tell.

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hopefully more sells, might bring him in.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Need to see their reaction in the CL to consider it.

  8. Nolberto Solano
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    I’m looking at taking out Ota, Yarmo & Auba for a -4. Which option?

    A) Janmaat, Mane & Maupay
    B) Robbo, Madders & Jimmy

    I’m leaning towards B, I can always do Sterling to Mané next week

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A with Ings

    2. gaurava1216
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B all day

  9. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    How am I looking?

    After next week I’m thinking either Digne to VVD or Sterling to Salah. Would you do either or something else. 0.6itb

    Pope (Button)

    Digne Tomori Lundstram (Robertson, Rico)

    Mount Mane Sterling KDB Martial

    Abraham Jiminez (Greenwood)

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 7 days ago

    So Son's points will change now that the Red card has been overturned?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Ha! No chance buddy

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Do not have Son. Just wanted to check.

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    has anyone played that Fifa game where you get those different bonus balls in the game, like speed boost or dribbling etc.
    Have you seen Sane with speed boost, lmao would wreck Bolt

  12. Me Spurs
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Now that sons red has been rescinded can I have my points back for towers!

    1. Me Spurs
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      *fpl

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Im starting Lundstram and Soy over Yarmo this weekend. Or should I start the attacker that might get rotated?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yarmo second on my bench this week after Rico, he has Burnley away. No guarantee he even starts or gets minutes.
      He will be out my team in a week or two, just not hitting him out this week pointlessly so he can go on the bench.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers sir

    2. Nolberto Solano
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I would start Lundstram and Soy. I’m
      Personally looking to get Yarmo out of my team asap

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Yep. Next week if I dont do Mendy to Robbo. Yarmo, Mendy, Dendoncker my bench

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Yarmolenko ahead of soy definitely

    4. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Arsenal will score though

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        its probable but I dont think Yarmo gets anything either, maybe a 1 pointer for Yarmo. I think there is a higher chance of a Soy CS then Yarmo getting 2+ points.

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I am more sure of a Yarmo beching and cameo, than Arsenal scoring

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Doing the same as you....

  14. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Is getting Robbo in for Mendy next week just going to give me a massive defenders benching headache every week? Thoughts?

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lunds
    Mane Maddison Mount KDB
    Vardy Tammy Jimi
    Button Mendy Rico Cantwell
    2.8 ITB

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Not when pools blank week comes around!

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      No, it will give you more points.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Im doing that. See above. I have Willems for tor Rico. Other 4 same same

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I've got a very similar team to you. Same amount ITB and I'm doing boly to robbo next week as long as nothing disastrous happens. You have a slight headache if you do it but is there really a better use of your funds than making the switch?

      I don't think so. Make the move, if you play Lund most weeks you basically have 10 attackers in your lineup.

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    whats peoples plan for GW18 and the pool blank, most people will have triple pool. Im jsut planning to bench them all tbh. Anyone considering free hit that week or taking some of them out?
    Free hit seems a waste for that week

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Gameweek 18 is 7 ganeweeks away, I wouldn't be massively concerned for that gameweek, we have 7 more gameweeks and FT's to get as many points as possible.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

        its not too far off to think about it, especially with triple pool

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          I remember each of last 2 seasons when Managers plan for BGW30/31 only to massively miss points along the way to that game. The potential points missed far outweight that single gameweek points gained.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            My rank went from 50k to 5k last year while I had the supposed dross while preparing for the blank GW.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I was going to have 3 (TAA, Mane and Salah), but now just 2 (TAA and Mane) as Salah is out of form. So will just bench.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Bench the 3 for sure

    4. Effe
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Which other team has a blank that week?

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        LIVWHU.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 7 days ago

          lucky no one has any west ham assetts LOL

      2. Effe
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Just worked it out myself... West Ham. I’ll probably just bench by 3 Liverpool players that week

    5. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Only Wolves looks like a plum fixture gw18 anyway

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      WC for me.

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Confirmed

    LFC will field two playing squads simultaneously, with Villa Park encounter taking place on December 17 and Club World Cup semi in Qatar the next day.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Not the best preparation for them. Fixture organizers haven't helped here.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Origi.

        Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Firmino, Mane, Lallana, Robertson, Jones.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Will be interesting which comp pool is sees as more important.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry bad England.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      See, HT.

  17. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Bearing in mind Son was carded in the 79th min, there performance was scrappy! Much like Utd I’m not keen on any of their assets.

  18. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Just because Son’s red has been overturned doesn’t mean he will play. His head looked really gone an£ I suspect Poch will keep him out of the firing line

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Well he’s travelled for the CL game tomorrow.
      I think the best thing that they can do is get him back on the pitch as soon as possible

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I’ve no idea where Crvena Zvezda is but I doubt they will boo the crap out of him because of it

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Although it helps that he is at home at the weekend. I think they will want him around the squad but playing is another matter

        2. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Red Star Belgrade.

        3. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          I don’t think anyone in the PL will either.
          From what I’ve seen everyone agrees it was a horrible accident, and nothing but sympathy for Son

          1. Wild Rover
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            You overestimate the scumminess of some English fans

            1. Wild Rover
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              *underestimate

              1. HamezMace
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 7 days ago

                I guess. Either way, I expect Son to start this weekend, I mean why bother with the appeal if you’re not going to play him?

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 7 days ago

                  For his own mental well-being for one thing but also it was three games, not just this weekend

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 7 days ago

                    Only time will tell I guess

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 7 days ago

                      Indeed

          2. Wild Rover
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Maybe you don’t realise that although Son obviously wouldn’t wish that injury, the foul was not an accident but a deliberate hack in retribution for what he perceived as an elbow from Gomes shortly before

            1. HamezMace
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Players commit those tactical fouls all the time.
              To clarify I meant causing injury was an accident.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Agreed and even if he starts he's going to be apprehensive on any tackles which will probably harm his game

      This will impact him for a while I think

    3. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      They have the CL tomorrow, that would help alleviate the nerves a bit before playing at home. I think he will play him.

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Agree.

    5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      The guy whose bouncer killed Phil Hughes was back playing cricket again less than 2 weeks later. Sometimes you just need to get back on the horse.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I bet he was a few miles per hour slower

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Bowled another bouncer in his first over if memory serves.

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Dont the batsmen wear helmets? Can you describe how this happened?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          He turned his back on it and it hit him behind the ear just below the helmet. Most now have a protective extension that has been added to cover that area but many still don’t. Steve Smith wasn’t wearing one when he took one in a similar area recently. He does now

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Ouch...that sounds very painful. Poor guy.

  19. Nolberto Solano
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Which transfers would you prioritise this week?

    A) Ota to Robbo
    B) Yarmo to Maddy
    C) Sterling to Mané

    My other transfer is Auba to Jimmy.

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B, get Robbo next GW and keep Sterling

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      9 months, 7 days ago

      B is your priority this week but without knowing the rest of your team can't advise if I'd definitely get Maddison. Probably would though.

  20. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Robbo, Bobby & Mane benched.

    Trent & Salah start.

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Salah

      Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Robertson, Lallana, Jones, Mane, Firmino

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      TAA benching against City incoming?

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Lovren & Gomez to RB or Robbo & Milner to RB subbings more likely.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Hopefully.

      2. Sedemuda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        That's what I'm thinking. He may play Gomez against Sterling.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Salah starts again. Interesting

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Klopp would want him to get back to scoring ways and give him confidence ahead of City. Will probably get 70 min max.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          True and perhaps he needs to keep playing to keep that ankle in proper shape. Might be one of those things where he benefits from playing even for a little while than not at all

  21. llmja
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Pukki to Jiminez for free

    Y Or N

    Thank

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Y.

      Let him get through Thursday night first.

  22. WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR MAN CITY PLAYERS?
    Az
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Manchester City's sea of lovely fixtures is coming to an end.
    They have 3 away games in the next 5. Chelsea and Man United visit the Etihad as well as trips to Anfield, The Sports Direct Arena and Turf Moor to come.

    What is everyone doing with their City assets? We all know that Liverpool and City don't really have 'tough' fixtures, we expect them to win every game in front of them, but with rotation on the cards, City struggling to really hammer "lesser" opposition, and perhaps a focus on Champions League success.... is anyone considering moving on some of their assets?

    Aguero:

    + Started and scored against Southampton
    - Only two starts in the last 5 games

    Sterling:

    + In amazing form...
    - ... but this isn't translating into many FPL returns
    - 1 yellow away from a ban

    De Bruyne

    + 3rd highest scorer in the game
    + Likely to have a lot of value tied up in him
    - Possibly playing a deeper role with Fernandinho at CB and Rodri out

    The defence:

    + Joint most clean sheets in the league
    - Defence feels a bit makeshift and Pep not afraid to rotate whomever and whenever he feels like it

    and then there's players like the Silva's, Mahrez....

    Selling? Keeping? Looking to buy more of their assets? Interested to know what your plans are!

    1. I Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Will lose Sterling or KDB for Salah or Mane after this week.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Same for me, sterling getting suspended would make the decision easier

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Thinking of dumping KDB in a hit to get Vardy.

      Will probably keep Sterling.

    3. Az
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Personally, for my own team, Sterling -> Mané makes a lot of sense and this is the move I'm looking to make.

      Mané has better form, better fixtures, is unlikely to be rotated due to the CL, and Sterling is likely to miss a game in the near future when he picks up that yellow card.

      If I had Aguero, I'd be very worried - Jiminez, Vardy, Abraham looks such a solid forward line going forward I'd be tempted to drop him for the one out of this bunch that I didn't own.

      As for the defence, clean sheets looks unlikely - but Mendy is still a great option if he starts. He'd be the only one I'd be considering holding on to.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I only have Dilva and with him injured he is being shipped.

    5. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Leaning on keeping Kun, selling KDB. Kun's a big game player and if he isnt selected for Argentina then that would give him another 2 weeks of rest. But it's Pep you know.

    6. UpTheCherries
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Plan to sell mendy and sterling keep KDB on WC for liverpool assets gw13.

      Can't keep stressing about Pep roulette atm.. feel KDB is fairly nailed discounting injury since Pep has learnt his lesson benching him in the league.

    7. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      It’s Man City, what have fixtures got to do with it?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah this is what I'm wondering aswell

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        I think if like me you haven't got mane or Salah then selling a city mid is an easy route to get to them... I agree though, city did thrash chelsea 6-0 last year so the difficulty of fixture is out the window if they are on their game.

    8. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Sterling > Mane planned here.

    9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Got Sterling and KDB, keeping both

    10. JabariParkersEyelid
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I've dropped Sterling to get Vardy and this will also fund Pool double up at the back from next week. Keeping KDB.

      It's a huge risk and I'll need sterling back at some point but for the time being I'm quite happy to go without worrying about Peps teamsheets quite so much.

    11. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Had Kdb Kun, dumped the latter for Jimenez and will invest in pool, Leicester etc.

    12. Harper
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I think I will have zero in a few GWs time and I'm not too scared, those fixtures don't scream of any demolition jobs to me. Sold KDB, likely doing Sterling > Salah, Cancelo > Chilwell. Want to profit on Liverpool's amazing fixtures.

    13. FPL_Sponge
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I can get to Mane without selling KDB or Sterling (selling Aubameyang instead) so my plan is to hold both City midfielders for now (and still have Vardy, Tammy, Mount, TAA etc)

      Got KDB in at 9.5, will definitely want him back when fixtures improve in GW18 for the Xmas/New Years fixture rush. So will then be losing 0.4 value.

      Sterling isn’t performing, but he’s got a 20 point haul him in any fixture (despite the correct Lundstram love after this week, it’s not going to be every week). So being patient with Raheem.

    14. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Selling Raz for Salah to double up alongside Mane.
      KDB as only City player.

    15. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      The sports direct arena??? Are you actually taking the p*ss?? It’s wasn’t even called that garbage for long

    16. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Worth noting that there'll very likely be rests for KdB and Sterling in one of the two easier fixtures (New and Burnley) as they'll surely get the tough games and they are each due a rest about then

    17. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Keeping Sterling and KDB unless something happens that forces my hand (Sterling likely the first to go...)

    18. Bare Foot United
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Have Sterling and De Bruyne
      I will wait for the international fixtures o decide What to do

    19. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Ive gone early with 2fts. Dilva to Madd and Kun to Vardy. Dilva out made easier by the injury.

      Leicester form and fixtures hard to ignore now. No Vardy could be a rank killer, and my rank is already unwell.

      Leaves me with Sterling who I still think is worth keeping especially once Mendy returns to lineup. That CL form will surely apply to Prem soon and I think from Peps comments he is the best anti-rotation guy of a bad bunch.

    20. Og
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Mendy to robbo next gw. Possibly sterling to salah week after. Already have mane and KDB. Scared to lose sterling regardless of fixtures but dont want to miss out on triple pool when everyone else will have it from gw13.

    21. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Of course I'm keeping Sterling and KDB. Why wouldn't I?

    22. souleil
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Sold Ota last week and Kun this one. Keeping KdB because I like points

    23. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Sterling on the block. Want to shift focus and 1 of the big players has to go.
      Background to this is need to make up ground. High rank and I'd be holding to see how Liverpool man City plays out (although often a fixture Sterling struggles on)

    24. Shiva_Destroyer
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      My take on it - keep any two out of KDB sterling Salah and mane. Don’t change in between and you’ll get similar returns. GW 13 - GW 19

    25. Green Eggs & Abraham
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Contemplating short term transfer of KDB to Martial, but not spending the excess, and getting Kdb back in a few weeks time for all of the reasons you mentioned Az. Alternatively could invest those funds from CHO (5ft midfielder) to pulisic if he continues to blossom

    26. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Much in the same way many were lamenting the the end of the two premium defenders but not long after were insisting a Pool double up was needed, we'll be seeing a need for three Citizens shortly.
      Aguero getting moved on I can understand given the number of form strikers, but selling either midfielder would result in money in the bank in the short term and a middle 5 requiring a hit should the need to reacquire Sterling or KdB later prove necessary.
      A long old few sentences those.

      I'll keep my three, Mendy the other, and trust that quality endures even when facing a tough fixture. 3-5-2 my GW12 formation currently.

    27. SH
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Had two players - keeping KDB and already transfered out Aguero. KDB for me is a season keeper. Got rid of Kun because of Pep's rotation, not because of the fixture swing. Is he was nailed I would have definitely kept him.

      Used the money to bring Mane in joining Salah and TAA for Liverpool's nice run. Did Aguero, Yarmo, Mount > Jimenez, Mane, Barnes for a hit.

    28. Jam0sh
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      They could do better in the next fixtures than in previous ones

    29. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      own KDB and Rodri soon back, in training and ib so i´ll keep him but City does not usually score big away and fixtures are not bad but tricky, and christmas is particularly hard for City in terms of schedule so mass rotation on the cards.

      keeping sterling for owners could be rewarding because if he hauls now bigger gain. Chelsea game after ib looks like goal flurry but two away games vs New and BUR they usually struggle a bit, United seems to be at least pretty tight defensively and better when opposition attacks.

    30. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Personally I can't see it's time to sell KDB or Sterling. KDB should never be sold, great value season-keeper who will steadily return points. Sterling's class will translate to hauls soon and at 38% owned, it's going to hurt when it does. In addition, there is in my view less pressure to double up on Pool defence for two reasons; 1) They are keeping far fewer clean sheets this year and 2) We have the gift of Lundy, Rico, Soy, Janmaat, Guilbert etc to name a few cheap defs who are returning similar for better value.

    31. drughi
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Got rid of KDB for mane but keeping sterling. Feeling is raheem is gonna explode with a big return soon

    32. PaperTroopers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      For those who dont have a Liverpool attacker, then going Sterling/KDB/D.Silva/Aguero to Mane/Firmino/Salah is a sensible move. If you already have a Liverpool attacking asset, then I would keep hold of any City attackers. Honestly, if the City team really turns up at on of these "hard" fixtures they can score 3-4 goals.
      Liverpool away is a hard fixture and could be a low scoring game. On the other hand both their defences have been shaky compared to last season so it's not completely stupid to think there might be a lot of goals in that match.
      Chelsea at home is not a terrible fixture as they are still working on improving their defence.
      Newcastle away can be tough, but it depends on which Newcastle team shows up.
      Burnley away is normally tough, but they have not been that solid lately.
      Man Utd at home. Captain Sterling FTW.

      For me it feels like clean sheets are a bit less common than last season, so I will try to keep the best offensive assets in my team so KDB and Sterling stays.

    33. President Giggs
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      There always seems to come a point in the season where I get rid of Sterling, and it always stings me. Going to try and learn from past mistakes and keep him this time. Happy with a front 7 of Sterling-Mane-KDB-McGinn-Jimenez-Vardy-Abraham going forward.

    34. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 6 days ago

      This is the line that interests me "City struggling to really hammer lesser opposition."

      Obviously they hammered Watford so they are capable of it, but struggled against Southampton when expected to do well and lost to Wolves.

      Similar to Spurs in a way, they find it hard against teams who sit deep, defend narrow and get a lot players behind the ball. So should we be targeting fixtures against the likes of Chelsea because it's likely to be a more open game?

      We all remember what happened last season when Chelsea visited the Etihad.

    35. JamieMac
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      It's St James' Park...

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Origi.

    Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Firmino, Mane, Lallana, Robertson, Jones.

    1. Az
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      nice little rest for Mané.
      Suprised to see Salah starting given all the fuss with his ankle!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Needs to get some fitness on plus some goals for confidence I guess.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          This

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        A little.. He was subbed early on though

    2. Effe
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Lovely rest for Mane and Robbo

      1. FPL_Sponge
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        😐

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Interesting. Wasn't expecting Salah to play personally

    4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Let's see how Salah does in the striker role... could get interesting

  24. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    A or B?

    A) Sterling/KDB + Connolly > Pusilic + Vardy -4

    B) Dendonc > Pusilic

    Kind of think I need Vardy.

    Thanks

    1. Effe
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      A

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

  25. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mount Mane Kdb CHO*
    Vardy Abra Jimenez
    Button Rico Dendo Boly*
    5.7itb 1ft
    A. CHO to Son, Boly to Robbo next week.
    B. CHO to Maddison/Martial, Boly to Robbo as above.
    C. CHO to Salah/Sterling, Boly to 4.3/4.6 def

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I was eyeing Son before the red card happened fwiw

  26. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Just read about Son's red card was overturned.

    Knew it wasn't a red.

  27. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    CHO essential on FH! 😉

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Hmm?

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Jokes aside, free hit could work well this week!

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Not starting ??

  28. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Didn't expect that there are 33 other people contemplating my captain choice. Lot of oddballs around here.,

  29. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    01 free transfer, 0.9 in the bank. WC available. What do you suggest, friends?

    Pope / 4.0
    TAA, VVD, Chilwell / Lundstram, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Yarmolenko, Hudson-Odoi
    Vardy, Abraham / Connolly

    Seems like a good time to WC. At the same time, I would keep many of these names. Eh. What do you say?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 7 days ago

      What would you do on WC?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        Would probably ditch VVD, Yarmolenko, CHO, and change goalkeeper. Not worth it?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 7 days ago

          I would say you can do all that before IB and could leave Pope. Also if you want upgrade Connolly, Brighton have awful fixtures

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers, mate!

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 7 days ago

              You are covered, good job on still keeping that wc. The rank must be good.

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Looking at this move, thoughts? Keeping Aubameyang.

    KDB and Yarmolenko to Son and Tielemans