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Vardy party continues ahead of even kinder fixture run

Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal

Goals: Jamie Vardy (£9.5m), James Maddison (£7.4m)

Assists: Youri Tielemans (£6.6m), Vardy

Bonus Points: Vardy x3, Çaglar Söyüncü x2 (£4.8m), Ricardo Pereira x1 (£6.3m), Maddison x1

Goals from Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) and James Maddison (£7.4m) helped take Leicester City to second in the league and the pair ever further into the hearts and minds of Fantasy Premier League managers worldwide.

Since losing, narrowly and unluckily, at Liverpool in Gameweek 8, the Foxes have become something of an irresistible force, so it felt almost inevitable they would sweep aside an Arsenal team far from being an immovable object at present.

The only surprise was that it took Brendan Rodgers’ men nearly 70 minutes to find a way past Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

When they did, it was with a slick team goal to warm many a Fantasy heart, involving four of the side’s most owned players.

Tielamsn provided the assist for Vardy’s goal against Arsenal

Maddison and Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) exchanged passes on the right, allowing Youri Tielemans (£6.6m) to burst into the box and centre for Vardy to guide the ball home.

Of the quartet, only Tielemans (9.4%) does not have double-digit ownership in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), and that is surely only a matter of time.

The Belgian has two goals and as many assists from the last four Gameweeks and shared top billing with Maddison for both attempts and chances created against Arsenal. His £6.6m price tag makes him slightly better value than his midfield partner, although Maddison edges it for overall points scored, by 62 to 57.

The England man notched his second goal in three Gameweeks to secure the win against the Gunners, rifling home from the edge of the area following Vardy’s lay-off. Only Liverpool and Manchester City players are now ahead of him in FPL’s midfield scoring charts, with all four of them considerably more expensive.

Maddison and Vardy have both offered great value in recent weeks

As for the game’s highest overall scorer, it’s… Jamie Vardy.

He has 11 goals for the season, eight of which have come in the last five Gameweeks, and two of his three assists this campaign have arrived since Gameweek 10.

Much has been made of the striker’s relatively low shot total. He’s had 25 attempts – a figure matched or bettered by 13 other forwards – but delve a little deeper and you’ll find only three have had more big chances than his 12 this season.

Add Vardy’s clinical finishing to Leicester’s dynamism and creativity and 92 FPL points are the result.

Rodgers was understandably happy to praise his striker after the match.

“He is up there with the very, very top strikers in European football with what he brings to a team, his pressing. We’ve allowed him to do essentially what he wants to do – he’s so honest, he’d press the whole back four if he could.” – Brendan Rodgers

Pereira has been unfortunate not to get more attacking returns of late

The Foxes will face Brighton (minus Lewis Dunk (£4.6m)), Everton, Watford, Aston Villa and Norwich after the international break. Little wonder, then, that seven of the top 20 most bought players heading into Gameweek 13 (a full fortnight away) are from Leicester.

And the 21st is Pereira.

The wing-back, at £6.3m, is the most expensive route into a defence that’s kept three consecutive clean sheets and now leads the way for both shut-outs (five) and goals conceded (eight).

Pereira’s offensive threat is the reason for his lofty price tag, although he’s only produced attacking returns (two goals) in two matches this season having proved rather unfortunate.

He did earn a bonus point against Arsenal, but there are cheaper and equally cheerful alternatives to be had.

Söyüncü has been offering Fantasy managers great value in defence

Top of that particular shop is Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.8m), who has been outstanding over the last three Gameweeks, providing three clean sheets, a goal and five bonus points, two of which came on Saturday.

On another day, he could have been on for a second assist of the season when he was blatantly fouled in the box by Matteo Guendouzi (£4.7m), only for VAR to turn a blind eye based on an arguable offside call involving Maddison.

As a result, he’s ‘just’ produced the 28 points since Gameweek 10 and it is no shock to see him behind only Vardy and Maddison for transfers-in among Leicester players.

Chilwell has failed to replicate the dizzy heights of his double-figure haul at Southampton

Another defender gaining owners is Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), who brought in a monster 19-point haul in the 9-0 drubbing of Southampton in Gameweek 10 and was half a post away from scoring again last week against Crystal Palace.

He’s more than doubled his ownership, to 11.6%, in a fortnight, but was unusually quiet against the Gunners, creating just the one chance and having no goal attempts whatsoever.

Still, with those fixtures to come, owning Leicester players across the pitch, from the ever-reliable Kasper Schmeichel (£5.2m), whose 52 points has him joint-top of the goalkeeper standings, all the way through to Vardy up top, looks like an absolute no-brainer.

And such is their form at present, even a nasty Christmas double-header of Manchester City away and Liverpool at home doesn’t look beyond them, particularly as the fixtures that follow are set fair again until Gameweek 25 on the dim and distant date of February 1.

Arsenal increasingly look like a no-fly zone for Fantasy managers

As for Arsenal, they’re currently doing a fine impression of an unsettled team full of players shorn of confidence under a manager with an increasingly tenuous grip on his job. Which is, of course, precisely where they’re at.

None of that makes for rich Fantasy pickings.

Leicester fired in 19 shots, to the Gunners’ eight, on Saturday, with seven on target to Arsenal’s one.

None of that was anything new as only Villa and Norwich have allowed more attempts than the 197 conceded by Unai Emery’s side this season.

If save points are your thing, then Leno is your man. The keeper has made a league-leading 49 stops, which is seven clear of his closest rival, Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m).

Unai Emery switched to a three-man defence for the first time this season

Emery tried to address that by switching to a back three at the King Power Stadium, with Rob Holding (£4.5m) handed a first start of the season alongside David Luiz (£5.8m) and Callum Chambers (£4.4m) at centre-half.

It didn’t work.

Arsenal were overwhelmed by Leicester’s high press, which forced them to cough up the ball in their own half time and again during a relentlessly dismal first period from the visitors.

They were at least more composed and cohesive as a defensive unit after the interval, a vague positive that Emery was keen to stress post-match.

“I know we are receiving criticism, but I have done before and I have recovered. I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.” – Unai Emery

Arsenal’s premium forwards have largely let their owners down of late

And things could have been so different, had Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) not missed a golden chance from six yards out.

The striker does have the makings of a real differential punt in the short term as the Gunners’ next four fixtures involve Southampton and Brighton at home and trips to Norwich and West Ham.

But the 1.7%-owned Frenchman is yet to score since returning from injury in Gameweek 9 and it showed when he fluffed his one big line on Saturday.

Fellow forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) has eight goals to his name this season, but only one in the last five Gameweeks, Lacazette having started three of those matches.

The Gabonese international was kept to only one shot at Leicester, while having another one, which found the net, correctly ruled out for offside.

Özil has started getting back into the Arsenal team

Behind them – in every sense of the word – came Mesut Özil (£7.2m).

The midfielder was drafted in by 1,870 managers hoping he might sprinkle his mercurial dust over the fixture. What they got was one chance created and zero shots from 90 minutes of something far removed from the notion of good, honest toil.

Emery allowed the speedier and more direct threat provided by Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) just 13 minutes against Leicester, but neither he, nor Özil, nor any Arsenal midfielder, in fact, deserves much Fantasy attention at present.

Arsenal usually find a way to score however wretched their form might be. They’ve now blanked twice in four Gameweeks and that’s as damning as the evidence gets for those – and there are now many – who want Emery out as soon as possible.

The manager is well aware of his perilous situation.

“We need to recover our confidence. We need to be patient with some circumstances, and we are going to do that.” Unai Emery

Patience is a commodity valued by Arsenal’s board, but it must be wearing very thin at present. It’s certainly even thinner among Fantasy managers as the side’s most popular asset – the 25.6%-owned Aubameyang – is already experiencing significant sales for Gameweek 13.

Even those tasty fixtures don’t look like saving him as Fantasy heads continue to be turned, quite rightly, by the riches on offer at Leicester.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; H Barnes (Praet 74′), Maddison, Tielemans, Pérez (D Gray 60′); Vardy.

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Leno; Holding (Pépé 77′), D Luiz, Chambers; Kolašinac, Guendouzi, Torreira (Willock 80′), Bellerín; Özil; Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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  1. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Gazza - Henderson
    TAA - Tomori - Soy - Lund - Rico
    Sterling - Mane - KDB - Mount - 4.3
    Vardy - Abraham - Ings

    2 FTs, no idea what to do. 4 moves could eventually get Sterling / Mount / Ings / 4.3 mid --> Son / Maddison / Pulisic / 4.3 fwd. Not sure if that's worthwhile or not.
    Could do Sterling --> Salah this week but will need to reverse it for GW18.
    Sterling / Ings --> Maddison / Kane is satisfying for exact change but doesn't fill me with confidence.

    Leading mini-league so not looking to do anything too rash, just hate rolling a FT...

    1. MiLK2018
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Same situation, how about upgrade Rico as he has tough fixture

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        He sits on the bench almost every week so no need to spend any money there.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rico to Williams? Ings to Mousset? Wouldn't bring in Kane. Would prefer Son, Jimenez

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Jimenez is actually a good shout I hadn't considered. I'll play around with options involving him, cheers.

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      sterling to salah is the only straightforward move i can see. that allows you to switch back to sterling easily if needed.
      If you downgraded sterling to maddison you could upgrade your 4.3 to give yourself a benching headache and no easy route back to sterling
      Southampton are about to go on a blue run so id keep Ings for now

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers, mirrored what I had in my head.

  2. tmduc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is Ayoze Perez is worth keeping now? 2 consecutive blanks after a hattrick against Soton, with reducing minutes.

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

      Could easily be benched.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Gray changed the Dynamics of the match after coming on for second game running IMO. I'd not bet on Perez keeping his place in the 11

    3. tmduc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks!

      Thinking of swapping out Mendy & Perez for TAA & Maddison/Tielemans for -4 hit. Should I do these now or wait until closer to deadline?

  3. Cahill17
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling, Trossard, Tomori for Maddison, Marital, Robb for a -4?

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sure you want to offload Tom?

        1. Cahill17
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I have TTA, Lundy, Soy, and Rico. if I get Telemens instead of Madd I can get Robb in for Rico. The issue is in most gw I will only be playing 3 of them. so I will have to bench two of soy, Lundy, and tomori. A evener bigger benching headache then what I already have.

            1. Cahill17
                2 months, 11 days ago

                In other words, I have no idea what I am doing haha

                1. baggs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  its nice to have at least one solid gold bench warmer to mitigate that benching headache

              • BDA Shadow
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I've got the same back 5 as you and really can't see myself changing it bar injuries for the rest of the season.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Morning All !!
          Another good GW for me with 66 points. Up to 369k OR now 😀

          Took a gamble this GW with early transfers as I'd have been priced out already. How's the team looking for -4 ?? (I know should not do early transfers but ...)

          Pope
          Taa Lundstram Soyuncu
          Salah Mane KDB Tielemans
          Vardy Tammy Jimenez

          Button Rico Lascells Donkey

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I am waiting for one more week to do sterling to salah...both unlikely to change in price and sterling cud score more than salah against palace

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Hmm
              He could. But Salah looked good yesterday IMO
              So got early on the train. Got Tielemans IN as well for CHO which feels nice

              1. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                He was gud yesterday but lots of space was available for him to run n shoot due to the two early goals....one more game against a tight defense like palace should tell us more 🙂

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  For sure.
                  Looked sharp at least. I have a feeling he'll haul against Palace & then everyone will jump on the ship.
                  So just got him early. Let's see how it goes

          2. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Whats ur team value?... I got same set of players but short of about 0.6 compared to ur team... I wud imagine U got KDB at 9.5 where i had him from 10.0 which cud be d difference

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              TV atm is 104.6m
              Got Kdb @ 9.6m

              1. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Thats great...wanna get martial in, but sadly this team doing so well i cant find a player to sell

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  If there was any game to get Tony it was against Brighton who play football instead of sitting deep.
                  Look @ the Next fixtures for United. I'm staying away personally bro. We don't have a clue against tight defenses

                  1. MoManeTaa
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah thats a good point.....case of getting carried away with his OOP 🙂

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yep
                      Rashford is a selfish guy bdw. If he looks up instead of shooting Everytime Tony James goals tally would be much higher !!

                      1. MoManeTaa
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Rathar than being selfish, it might be that his vision in such situations is pretty non-existant 🙂

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Lol
                          That's bit harsh but might be the case too

          3. SH
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Team looks great! I have the exact same team with the exception of Barnes and Diop in place of Tielemans and Lascelles! I assume you have a tv of 104+. Btw, I also did early transfer last gw to get this team

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks buddy.
              Lascells a Injury doubt but he's on the bench anyways so took the gamble 🙂

              1. SH
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Diop to Lascells might be might next move :p Best of luck to us!

                1. SH
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  *my next move

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He's Injured mate.
                  Confirm before hitting the button 🙂
                  Cheers & GL !

          4. baggs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            nice team. no reason to be unhappy with the -4. fingers crossed theres no IB injuries

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Amen
              Have been on a great run since gw 9 thanks to Mane Vardy
              GL to you too mate 🙂

          5. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Gtg. Maybe pope out for Ryan or Henderson next gw...something I might do myself.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I've definitely thought about it.
              Gw 15 when Burnley fixtures turn i guess. Ryan Button can give nice Set N Forget till second WC too.
              Will look to save FT this gw & do it when i have 2 FT

              Thank you 🙂

        3. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dead on here so little post before bed and will check replies in morn :). 2FT 1.3itb. Not sure what to do, happy with no GK this week tbh as don't think the upside is big enough.

          Hendo
          TAA Perreira Lund Tierney
          KDB Mount Mane Martial
          Vardy Abraham
          (Button, CHO, Rico, Connolly)

          Thinking Connolly to Mousset and play over Mount maybe?

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            cho to donkey, conn to jimenez?

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Hated owning donkey but not a bad idea tbh

          2. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hey buddy! How are you? No early transfers required. Just sit back and relax 🙂 I would look to do KDB to Salah and maybe use your 2nd FT to fund that?

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Hi mate 🙂 yhh, defo nothing urgent. Liked the look of KDB today tbh, CHO my biggest worry

        4. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thoughts of Pope to Henderson after the united game. Already have Lundstram and OConnel. Pope fixtures turn tricky

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I'd rather get Ryan then. Tripling up is way too much for my liking

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Triple up could be huge but Hendo doesn't exactly make tons of saves or baps. I have so I'm keeping but with double already, Ryan isn't a bad shout

        5. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No idea what to do here...

          Pope Button
          TTA Chilwell Lundstram Lowton Kelly
          Mane KDB Maddison Mount Cantwell
          Wilson Vardy Abraham

          1FT / 1.9ITB

          Too bad I am 0.1 short to do Lowton Wilson --> Robbo Jimenez...

          Maybe just Wilson to Firmino?

        6. AlpoShearer
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Sterling and Saka to Martial and Maddison for free?

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            yeah

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Does it add benching headaches ??

          3. Double Treble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Definitely.

        7. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Time for a humble brag!
          Had taken a -16 this week. It paid off handsomely.

          Out - Alonso, Greenwood, Hayden, Dilva, Sterling, KDB
          In - OConnell, Rashford, Maddison, Son, Teilemans, Martial

          That is 40 points from the players transferred in and 9 from the players transferred out. (25 if -16 included)

          15 point swing because of the hits. Strengthened my bench, plus dealt with the fixture swing as well.

          Can have a look here - https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/138978/event/12

          Boom!

          1. baggs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            nice one!
            there will be some sofa hiding for the city games though...

            1. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I see City not smashing teams in their next 5. They play against teams who will be in the upper half of the table. Plus they would share the points in the 2-3 goals they score. Plus rotaion. I would have 2-3 city or none at all. I think my leicester boys can easily match them or even outscore 🙂

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Excellent.
            I've kept Kdb though. Looks like playing #10 again with Rodri back from Injury

            1. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Didnt watch the game last night. KDB played quite deep in the previous 2 though

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                He was almost second striker

          3. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            My team mate is on fire ;). Smashes it

            1. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Boooom!

        8. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A) Baldock (SHU cover) + Laca/Firmino (Vs)

          OR

          B) VvD (Have Matip) + Jimenez (Rest)

          Which one for the long run?

        9. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          2FTs, 0.3itb
          1) Ota, Mount > Soy, Madds
          2) Ota, Mount, Cantwell > Soy, Donck, Madds (-4)
          3) Ota, Mount, King > Kelly, Donck, Vardy (-4)
          4) Ota, Sterling, King > Robbo, Maddison, Vardy (-4)

          Yes, #2 is a bit rash, but allows me to keep Sterling, KDB and Vardy (have Mane, too). #1 avoids the hit and allows LEI cover (plus, King at home not so bad, either).

        10. CSF150473
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Kane owners.....:.what are we thinking??? Sell or one more chance?

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            westham i wud captain him

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Should be thinking about selling i guess.
            Tammy Jimenez Vardy Ings Maupay Deulofeu etc doing well for so less budget. Son is the one if you want to get Spurs attacker

        11. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Morning all, do you reckon this is worth a wildcard?

          Ryan, Button
          TAA, Digne, Aurier, Soyuncu, Lundy
          Salah, Sterling, Mount, JWP, Dendo
          Wilson, Abraham, Pukki

          Bank 0.1m, 1FT

          1. Double Treble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Pukki, Wilson, Sterling, Digne may have some 'issue'

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I'd change 5 of them.
            Yes for me

          3. Slitherene
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No need. Take a hit this week. Then another one next week.

          4. mojoindojo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I'd make 6 changes so yes.

        12. Double Treble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Feel like a criminal when suddenly think to downgrade KDB to Martial.

          Its just think. Didnt analyst anything yet but feel guilty to myself because no City cover apart from him. Normal? 😀

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I would think twice, especially if you got KDB cheap. City are not firing in all cylinders at the mo but even in their current state they are still a light year ahead of Man U.

            1. Double Treble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              You're right. Risky move.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                It depends on if kdb plays deeper again. Martial is cheaper, striker & a great player. I never brought kdb into my fpl team & my team is doing very well.

                It is very good when you invest the cash well elsewhere & Martial is a great pick imo

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

            KDB was everyone's 'seasonkeeper' just not so long ago.

        13. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Couple of issues I need sorting...
          Shall I do:
          A) Mendy to Robertson
          B) CHO to Martial
          C) CHO to Dilva (own KDB)
          Or D) Mendy to Robbo and CHO to James for a hit.
          I already own TAA and Mane.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A looks best of them.
            Can you stretch up to 6.6 for CHO out ??
            Tielemans looks good option at that price

            1. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I have pereira, Maddison and vardy already. I have 8.2 to replace CHO if no other changes

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                That is tough then.
                Pulisic can be great but I'm staying away personally as CHO can win place back if he fails to perform. Willian van be a great option for 7.2 i guess

                1. Kay317
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I have been tempted by Willian as a bit of a differential but I already have Mount and Abraham, hence the dilva and martial suggestions. Another option would be to ditch Mendy for a 4.5mil def and upgrade CHO to Son, what you think?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Like this option more.
                    4.5 can give you Newcastle Defender/Janmaat too

                    1. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Just not sure I trust spurs. Son is class but they're not playing very well. He may also have a couple of games over the int break and a round trip of around 5million miles. Basically I have no idea what to do.

          2. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A

            1. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I'm a bit worried about losing more value on CHO, can't bring myself to pull the trigger on A (even though it's my preferred move) with CHO decomposing on my bench

          3. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A

          4. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Mendy needs sorting as a priority

        14. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Will any UK TV channels broadcast the games on December 3rd, 4th and 5th? Don't think it's legal for pubs to broadcast Amazon Prime.

        15. Garth Marenghi
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone picking up Brandon Williams?

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I know one who wudnt - OLE

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              !

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Nope
            Looks very raw.
            Could have been sent off yesterday. Also, every United managers dream, Ashley Young is fit after IB so won't start anyway

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks, saw Mark do it, made me consider.

        16. andre_c
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Best Yarmo replacement? Leaning towards Tielemans, but could go for Maddison, Martial, Pulisic as well.

          Pope
          TAA, Lund, Soy, Janmaat
          Salah, KDB, Mount
          Vardy, Jimmy, Tammy

          Button, Yarmo, Rico, Cantwell

          1FT, 3.3ITB

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I like Tielemans, but Maddison could easily be the right answer. I’m still not a fan of martial.

            1. andre_c
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I don’t like Martial or Man UTD right as well, but Martial is getting so much attention

          2. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Maddison. Think he's on great form at the mo and plays further forward than tielemans. Also on set pieces

            1. andre_c
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I thought Maddison was the one dropping back a bit more but it could have changed in the Arsenal game. I like Tielemans price better as well, also when I look to replace Cantwell I won’t have a whole heap of money

        17. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          FF Fix is suggesting I play Rico and bench Mount for the next GW. I have Abraham, so I suppose it spreads the risk a little if City react like a wounded animal after that Liverpool defeat, but it still seems wrong to me.

          What do you think?

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Mount

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I'd play Mount.
            Wolves should score one at least

        18. SH
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Jimenez has bagged bonus points in 5 of his 6 matches he had any attacking return (3, 0, 2, 2, 3, 3). That's an extra 2.17 points on average - not bad!

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Nicely injured for the international break.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            He's pretty solid choice.
            9,9 last 2 gw's.
            I'm delighted that i took a hit to get him in the team

            1. SH
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              My GW12 transfers were Aguero, Mount, Yarmo > Jimenez, Mane, Barnes before all the price swings. Delighted!

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Nice

                1. SH
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks! Any early thought on captaincy? Vardy/Mane?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Vardy for me

                    1. SH
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      On the same boat. Cheers!

        19. Beautiful Game
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I fell around 12k places with this team:

          Any suggestions for changes will be much appreciated.

          Pope | Fodder
          Arnold | VanDijk | Soyuncu | Lundstrum | Fodder
          Sterling | Mane | De Bryne | Mount | Perez
          Vardy | Abraham | Fodder

          2FT - 0.0ITB

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Sterling to Richie for this gw, then Richie to Son following gw

        20. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Making transfer plans for several weeks ahead usually goes up in smoke... But how do this sound

          GW13: Mount to Martial
          GW14: Son to Pulisic
          GW15: Kelly to Robertson

          Current team:

          Gazza
          TAA Soy Lundstram
          Mane KDB Son Mount
          Vardy Abraham Jimenez
          _____
          Button; Hayden Tomori Kelly

          2.5 ITB 1 FT

          That would mean a 1/3 rotation with Soy, Tomori and Lundstram. Might be to much of a benching headache On the other hand, the busy winter schedule is coming up and it might be smart to have a decent bench. Alternatively I could just do one of Soy/Tom/Lundstram to Robertson for gw12

          Thoughts?

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            gw 12 is done & dusted buddy.I guess you meant 15 🙂 Kelly/ Tomori > Robbo although I prefer the Liverpool double attack strategy. Chelsea won't keep too many cleansheets imo, reason why I suggested Tomori, Kelly also if Palace stop keeping cs.

            All in all, I love those moves. Martial is a beast imo & would only get better, likewise, he is still a differential( The shu game won't be easy for united but Martial is essential to me).

            As for the gw 14 move, either kdb/ son. Kdb because he could play slightly deeper again, so it is one to monitor.

            I hope you enjoy the IB buddy 🙂

        21. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A) Should I get son or richarlson for sterling next GW just for the armband, who wud then become salah the following week

          B) Or should I captain sterling next GW and move straight on to salah?

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A
            Enough of Raz © fails bro !

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Son or Richarlson bro?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Richa

                1. MoManeTaa
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  ok bro

              2. Numbuster
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                but after GW13, Richa faces difficult games.. think twice..
                Many Norwich Mouse Trapped here

          2. Garth Marenghi
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I like A better

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              thanks mate...son or richarlson?

              1. Garth Marenghi
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Richie first against Norwich then to Son against Bournemouth

                1. MoManeTaa
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks bro richa it is then

                  Following week, I may want salah IN who is playing brighton at home

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    OMG
                    Hadn't noticed that.
                    😮
                    Taa Mane Salah against Brighton.

                    1. MoManeTaa
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      HEHE...captaincy headache though salah or mane ? 🙂

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Salah
                        Less % ownership.
                        More upside 😉

        22. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Is it madness to hold on to Pukki?

          eve, ARS, sou, SHU, lei, WOL, avl

          1. SH
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes if you have no other issues. Lot of inform alternative options. Price drop another factor

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I held on for so long but sold this gw. Pukki isn't the issue. Norwich are just a weak team. They play even worse than a sunday league side. So bin asap!

          3. Numbuster
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            should be urge to throw immediate irregardless whats return he would be

        23. FirMinaMiMo
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Should i swap Kun to

            A Jiminez
            B Firmino
            C Rash
            D Hold

            Already havng vardy...tammy!!

            1. FirMinaMiMo
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Any thoughts???

              • SH
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                A C D B

              • Numbuster
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B depends how many liverpool man you wish..
                or A

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

              These bench points are annoying. Soy and dunk this time. Can't seem to get it right.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Unlucky. I would've benched them too. You did the right thing, on paper that was definitely the right call but football isn't 100% predictable.
                So cheer up buddy, better gameweeks ahead!!

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers bud. Have over 40 points sitting on the bench the last 3 gws. This gw was the same. Anyway cant complain too much....both the transfers worked out well and got some nice green with 76 points.

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yes, Great gw points bud, the most important thing is to keep those arrows green imo. I had 73 points meself & can't complain, just need to keep it going

            3. FirMinaMiMo
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Any thoughts???

                1. FirMinaMiMo
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    For a better defender under 4.5 m??

                    1. theguy69
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Janmaat

                    2. Numbuster
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Janmaat? Rico?

                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Already havng rico
                          Lockd janmaat
                          Thanks mate!

                    3. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Very happy with 78 points this week!
                      Was planning on using WC, but took a -4 and now i'm relatively happy.

                      Pope Heaton
                      Robbo Pereira Rico Lundstram Cathcart
                      Mane KDB Martial Maddison Dendoncker
                      Tammy Vardy Maupay

                      Maupay is the only one I'm keen on changing. Maybe to Ings....worth it for another hit?

                      1. RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Jiminez by downgrading Perreira to Soy or Tomori

                        1. waltzingmatildas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Yeah if I was on WC, would do that. Jimenez injury slightly worrying though.
                          If not on WC, don't think that is worth a -8

                          1. RECKLESS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            He is fine as it is 2 week break. Good thing he wont travel to Mexico 😉

                    4. davies
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Is this squad too well balanced?

                      Feels like it would be a benching headache every week...

                      Gazza 4.
                      TAA Robertson Soyuncu Tomori Lundstram
                      Mane KDB Martial Maddison Dendoncker
                      Vardy Abraham Jimenez

                      1. Firmino
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Yes

                    5. FirMinaMiMo
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        0m bank !!!

                        Best defender replacement for creswell (4.9m) ll b

                        Any thoughts???

                        1. Firmino
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Soyuncu, Tomori, Lundstram