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Newcastle attack improves but viable assets still hard to find

Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth

Goals: DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m), Ciaran Clark (£4.3m) | Harry Wilson (£6.0m)

Assists: Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), Federico Fernández (£4.4m) | Ryan Fraser (£7.0m)

Bonus Points: H Wilson x3, Clark x2, Aaron Ramsdale x1 (£4.6m)

Newcastle United’s latest win highlighted their drastic improvements going forward in recent weeks.

In the first 10 Gameweeks of 2019/20, not once did Steve Bruce’s side score more than one goal in a match, also blanking on four occasions.

However, in the last two matches, the Magpies have found the net a total of five times, scoring three timers at West Ham and twice against Bournemouth.

Not only was the win in London the first time Newcastle had scored more than once in a league match this season, but Gameweek 12 also represented the first time they had done so in back-to-back outings.

The last few weeks have yielded plenty of progress for the Magpies, perhaps spurred on by their 5-0 defeat to Leicester in Gameweek 7.

Steve Bruce has turned Newcastle’s fortunes around in recent weeks

Since their visit to the King Power Stadium, Newcastle have chalked up 10 points, beating Manchester United, West Ham and now Bournemouth, surging seven points clear of the relegation zone in that time.

However, Fantasy managers might be hard-pressed to find too many attacking assets worthy of inclusion in their squads just yet.

None of Newcastle’s players has netted more than two twice this season while Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) leapt from goalless to joint top-goalscorer in just two matches. The centre-back has also only recently come into the team, making his first start in Gameweek 8.

“The one thing you want is competition and Ciaran was probably questioning why there were times when I didn’t pick him in the squad. I’m leaving out people like Javier Manquillo, who’s done nothing wrong, Yoshinori Muto, who’s done nothing wrong. It’s the difficult part of it. All you can say to them is, ‘Take your chance’, and Ciaran is the prime example of it. He’s done remarkably well coming from nowhere. I’m delighted for him.” – Steve Bruce

Shelvey looks to once again be a key figure for Newcastle

Clark is level with Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) who scored in Gameweek 2 at Norwich as well as from a free-kick against West Ham last time out.

The former Swansea City man has now started two matches in a row alongside Isaac Hayden (£4.4m) in central midfield and appears to be very much back in the first-team plans.

When Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) was substituted in the 20th minute of the match, it was Shelvey who took on the captain’s armband. He may even hold onto it for Gameweek 13 if the centre-back is not back in time – he left the ground on crutches with his knee in support.

With Hayden also putting in another decent shift, it seems that Matthew Longstaff (£4.5m) and Sean Longstaff (£5.0m) may find it hard to get back in the team.

Saint-Maximin’s pace has helped Newcastle but he has struggled in front of goal

One of the most important contributing factors to Newcastle’s recent offensive improvements has been the pace of Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), although again, he does not look like a player who will be rewarded by the Fantasy system.

In the first half at St James’ Park, Bournemouth were proving difficult to break down as they were doing a fine job of reorganising their defensive shape when countered upon.

That changed towards the end of the opening period when Saint-Maximin found himself in space after a trademark sprint.

However, just as he did twice in such circumstances against West Ham, the rapid winger spurned a golden opportunity. No more than seven yards out of a sparsely defended goal, he opted to blast his shot, rattling the crossbar rather than rippling the net – another shocking miss from Saint-Maximin.

That move did open Bournemouth up a bit more and helped get Newcastle back into the game but it is very clear that Saint-Maximin is not a player to be trusted to put chances away.

Yedlin got on the end of a Saint-Maximin cross to equalise for Newcastle

That said, he may still offer some assist potential this season, setting up DeAndre Yedlin‘s (£4.4m) equaliser with a cross in the first half. Furthermore, his wayward efforts on goal could potentially lead to assists from rebounded efforts too.

Meanwhile, Miguel Almirón’s (£5.8m) wait for a first league goal of the campaign goes on although he can consider himself exceptionally unfortunate on this occasion.

On another of Saint-Maximin’s rapid forays into Bournemouth’s box, he fell to the ground as Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) sallied forth to parry the ball. Almirón’s subsequent effort was fired straight into Saint-Maximin on the ground, in what turned out to be a fantastic save by his own player.

Either way, such was Newcastle’s desire to win this game, Bournemouth’s run of three consecutive clean sheets was brought to an end. It is worth perhaps considering that the Magpies are no longer the clean sheet fodder we once thought they were, potentially ominous for anyone holding defensive options from Aston Villa, Manchester City, Sheffield United and Southampton, their next four opponents.

Fraser was the one to benefit from Newcastle’s set piece problems, not Rico

Owners of Cherries defensive assets probably should not regret the decision to start them in Gameweek 12.

Some Diego Rico (£4.3m) owners started him hoping for returns at either end of the pitch. The expectation of a clean sheet was understandable given Newcastle’s scoring record up until this point, but there was also hope that the left-back, involved in set pieces, would benefit from their vulnerability to dead-ball situations.

After letting a West Ham goal in by that route last time out, Newcastle did indeed concede from a corner once again, Rico owners were perhaps unfortunate enough for it to be from one taken by Ryan Fraser (£7.0m) instead.

Rico still got into some great attacking positions in the North East, overlapping well with Fraser. He had a fierce shot in the first-half well-saved by Martin Dúbravka (£5.0m), which could have easily ended up in the back of the net.

Ramsdale has offered good value for Fantasy managers this season

Ramsdale also continues to offer decent value, registering a four-point haul despite conceding twice. He made seven saves and claimed one bonus point to secure second place in the scoring charts for goalkeepers so far.

After 12 Gameweeks, the Bournemouth shot-stopper has 52 points, the same as Kasper Schmeichel (£5.2m) and just three short of current leader Mat Ryan (£4.7m) on 55.

That said, the usefulness of defensive assets on the south coast could be coming to an end soon with Wolves (home), Spurs (away), Liverpool (home) and Chelsea (away) four of Bournemouth’s next five opponents.

Meanwhile, Callum Wilson‘s (£7.8m) slide continued as he went a fifth consecutive match without an attacking return.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dúbravka; Willems, Clark, Lascelles (Dummett 20′), Fernández, Yedlin; Saint-Maximin (Atsu 90′), Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Joelinton (Carroll 83′).

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Rico (Solanke 66′), Aké, S Cook, A Smith (Danjuma 78′); Fraser, Billing, L Cook, H Wilson (Francis 66′); J King, C Wilson.

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873 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on KDB to Son?

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No!

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes but I can't write them here. It's a famliy forum.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      nope

    4. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      KDB just one assist in past five with 13 points, playing deeper when Dilva plays, and City looking much less organised than usual. Son absolutely nailed, past five 18 points, Spurs desperate for points, but really dire generally. It's a much closer decision than people think, and someone like Tielemans or Martial or Pulisic could easily outscore either. Go with gut feeling!

  2. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    2FT, £3.8m ITB

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico (Reid)
    Sterling - KDB - Maddison - Mount (Donk)
    Vardy - Jimi - Abraham

    A) Sterling, KDB > Mane, Salah
    B) one of the above + Reid > Robertson
    C) one of A + Mount > Pulisic

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Deciding whether to WC or not.

    Pope Heaton
    Taa Lundy Tomori Rico Lascelles
    Sterling Kdb Mount Martial Cantwell
    Tammy Vardy Rashford

    If i WC:
    - GK:can potentially save 0.5m on the 2nd keeper
    - Def: will change Lascelles > Robbo...happy with the rest
    - Mid: Will def change sterling and Cantwell. Big question is around whether Keep KDB and Mount
    - Fwd: Will have to change Rashford (to ings/jimenez) to afford Robbo

    So i think i will make 5/6 transfers if I WC but main factor is whether i want to keep KDB and Mount or distribute the funds. If i dont WC, sterling > mane is the obvious move.

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No idea why you would wildcard that team

  4. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Okay, so Matip (injured), Dunk (suspended), Wickham (doesn't play), and Dendo (2 pointer) means that some reshuffle is needed!

    What do you lads think of this -8 to sort most of the above:
    Sterling, Matip, and Wickham to Maddison, Robertson, and Jimenez

  5. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Number 2 in the world took a minus 12 to get in Salah and Mane for Sterling and De Bruyne last week after doing the opposite the previous week. I'm worried about taking a minus 4. Really need to grow a pair.

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

      Number 2 wowow

  6. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Any love for Firmino?

    Might be a decent differential

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I think this will be a good shout. Vardy, jimi and abraham becoming the striker template

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      At 9.5 I think we should expect more consistent returns and somehow a decent captaincy pick a la Vardy or Son.

      Too selfless in his play so no good for FPL, unfortunately

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      recent blanks is actually a reason to bring him in, Liverpool will continue to score and he will be involved. depends on how your structure is, for some it´better to have another defender, and for others, double mid is easier.

  7. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who are people going Robbo TAA benching at the back?

    I'm going to be holding off for a while simply as I have Soy and Lund. Leicester fixtures are great for defence and SU are also right up there and Lund returns against weaker oppo typically. I may miss some attacking returns I guess but the cs look similar.

    Holding off allows me Martial as a fifth mid and Ings as first sub.

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

      I'd love to have Robbo and TAA but I think you're right that Lund + Soy offer so much value atm that it seems tough to make the change...

      Playing 4ATB though... I think it could work

    2. Morph - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I have TAA, Robbo, Soy, and Lund/Rico rotating in a 4-4-2.

    3. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I currently usually play TAA, Lund, Soy and Tomori at the back.

      If I get Robbo for Rico I may end up playing 532 some weeks... probably safer to just get Mane for Sterling.

  8. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Problem with double Liv defence is that I think we're going to bench so many Lund/Soy points (maybe Rico as well) and I hate it

    Problem with double Liv mid is that I think we're going to miss lots of mid-priced option parties (Pulisic/Maddy/Martial/Mount/Tiele), assuming we're keeping a KDB/Son as well.

    Maybe 2 Liv (1 def + 1 mid) is the way to go given the alternatives we have this season.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I have the same conundrums but after reading this I think TAA and mane is enough cover

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        good man 🙂 TAA and Salah since the start here

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          TAA and mane since GW1

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

      Tempted by KDB Auba to Salah Rash if United show form

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Think they've shown some form? Martial is the way to go imo, Rash is too streaky and wasteful. KDB is still a hold imo

    3. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You’re right in terms of benching Soy/Lundstram points. But the upside of TAA & Robbo if Liverpool start keeping clean sheets in this run of fixtures is a risk I’m willing to take. It’s a great differential!

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

        Are Liverpool any likelier than Leicester to keep cs? Don't see it. If you're benching Soy that means you're paying 2 mill plus for any attacking returns from the Liverpool pair.

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes this is the issue. Great differential and a very well calculated risk like he said, but Lund/Soy are killin' it and there's no reason they can't keep it up, so maybe the $$ should be invested elsewhere.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ha

      See above. Think double Pool defence can wait until cs start rolling in. My guess is that when they come they'll come in a steady stream and a clear pattern will emerge. Until then kind fixtures for SU and Leicester make Soy and Lund great picks and allows upgrades elsewhere.

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I’m planning on getting ahead of the curve. Considering how frequently Pool full backs get attacking returns it’s only a matter of time - that’s what I’m telling myself anyway 😉

        1. Rashford FC
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Matter of time the clean sheets start coming in* 😉

      2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        My point really.

        It's tempting but I think people should be willing to switch 4-4-2 (TAA Robbo Soy Lund obviously)

        1. Rashford FC
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Fair enough! At this moment in time I’ll have to bench one of Soy/Lundy each week.

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            in the end, there's no 1 way to play FPL.. good luck matey!

            1. Rashford FC
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              You too!

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

          That's the alternative

          My coming choice in 14 (transfers already done this time) is Martial for Mount (3-5-2) or Robbo for Ota (4-4-2) (!). Prefer Martial currently as he has a much higher ceiling and unless he hauls against SU should remain fairly differential.

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

      Im toying with a WC of
      Pope Button
      TAA Soy Lund Rico Tomori
      Mane KDB Martial Pulisic Maddy
      Vardy Jiminez Abraham

      But it's very template and knee-jerky and also gives me a massive benching headache each week.

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You can’t go with such a benching headache

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

        I should have that exact side in 14 bar I have Ings ahead of Jim and cash in the bank.

        Think Ings is a decent call - pretty much matching Jim after all and fantastic returns last season too when fit. He's got great fixtures and is benchable as first sub for when kdB gets his rest in 14 or 15.

        We must similar TV and think cash itb is worth it for flexility going forward.

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

        If i go three liv then Jimenez goes for Robbo but it means benching one of Soy or Lund each week.

        1. MrSmores88
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Any chance of bringing in Schmeichel instead of Pope and then ditching Soyuncu? He basically has no attacking threat and that would help resolve your benching headache at the back.

      4. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Trust me, the bench points are so agonizing

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

          Tell me about it, had Soy benched the last two.

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          bench points comes with greater options, less restricted to do transfers and if bench performs then you will get price rises too.

    6. DarkSideOfTheLoon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      For that reason my defensive double up is VVD + Alisson with Mane in the midfield.

  9. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    How's the team looking?
    Anyone worth taking a hit after IB?
    a. kdb to salah
    b. connolly to jimi
    c. rico to robbo

    0ft and 3.4itb
    pope ryan
    TAA lundy rico willem dunk
    mane maddi KDB mount martial
    abraham vardy connolly

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      no team is gtg and not worth taking a hit

      b or C will give you headache everyweek. Enjoy your break

  10. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Keeping aguero one last week or swap for auba ? Thanks .

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      swap for someone else

  11. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    VVD > TAA or Robbo?....3.2 ITB

    Schmeichel
    VVD Tomori Lundstram
    Mane KDB Mount Tielemans
    Jiménez Vardy Tammy

    Button Mcginn Rico Mings

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      TAA for me

  12. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Well, after a -4 that really, really didn't work out in GW11 (Maddison to Sterling) I partially redeemed myself this week with a -4 to bring in Soyuncu and Jiminez for Otamendi and Connolly. I'm actually glad of the international break, I could do with a full week of not agonising over transfers....

    1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I did Conolly + Sterling to Vardy +Martial. Worked well.

  13. Azathoth
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Will Kun crash his car during this IB?

    a) Definitely
    b) Probably yes
    c) Nah

  14. GW12 Rough with the Smooth
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Gameweek 12 Rough with the Smooth

    How did your GW12 go? Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

    Feel free to post your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 12 here:

    1. dicky2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough – Still don’t have Vardy. De Bruyne and Sterling unlucky not to get points. Benching Soy again. Pukki party was over a long time ago.

      Smooth – Held transfer for International break. Captaining my top scorer for first time this season Martial (C). Pope and Tomori clean sheets and bonus. Salah and Abraham goals.

      66 points and a rare green arrow.

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

      Benched Soy over Tomori but overall went from 2 mil to 500k in 2 weeks so have to be happy 🙂

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Over Rico ofc, not Tomori

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

      Smooth: played wildcard after some really bad weeks, ended up on 80 points and a big rank jump.

      Rough: Not terrible, but played Lundy over Soyuncu

      1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Probably should've played mine last week as well cause everyone I transferred in after the deadline scored. Probably would've got 70+ and changed my whole season.

    4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth - 69 points and a rise of 9k to 7k

      Rough - Janmaat and Soy on the bench with 15 points and Lund and Rico’s combined 3 in the starting 11

    5. FPL_BusTeam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough
      2FT'S only scored 1 point between them.

      Smooth
      Jiménez captain, 70pts, small green arrow up to 3062

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

      Smooth: used 2FTs to bring in Martial (10) and Vardy (24c) for Saka (0) and Aguero (2).
      78pts 🙂

      Rough: benched Soyuncu (8) for Lascelles (1).

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

      79 points so happy, but I am one of the thousands that had Soy on the bench and played Lund.

    8. ragonian
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth – got rid of Auba, Pukki, Dilva... brought in Vardy (C), Jimenez, Maddison for a profitable -4
      Rough – no Liverpool attack and Soy on the bench

    9. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      88 points for a GW rank of 12k.

      GW 9 was languishing at 2,050,590

      Now at 229,446

    10. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth: 70 points and a green arrow

      Rough: Benched Soy points again and played Lund and Rico

    11. Public user
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sold sterling for Salah(c) after watching Liverpool midweek cl match . Overall from 20k to 15k , couldn’t complain much .

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nice transfer

    12. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      71 points. Vardy captain worked a treat.

    13. Obamawang
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough: benched Tomori & Soyuncu for Rico & Lundy

      Smooth: sold Sterling (& Greenwood) for Martial & Jimenez

    14. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      54pts Abraham (c)
      🙁

    15. bencaraway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A very smooth week

      Smooth - Vardy (C), Abraham, Robertson, Maddison, Tomori, Mane, transferred out Mount and Wilson for Pulisic and Wilson

      Rough - nit picking really - late goals at Wolves and Liverpool cost me 13 points and Soyuncu remained firmly on the bench

      Overall 86 points (-4) and OR up from 137k to 51k

    16. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough - decided to roll a FT and pass up either Sterling -> Salah or Sterling, Connolly -> Maddison, Jimenez. Was duly punished.

      Smooth - 68 points, up to 600k. Best OR so far this season. Onwards and upwards

    17. darrellb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      My mate is having a season just as horrible as mine. 91 points and GW rank of 5300 later, hes up 1 mil spots to 600k.

    18. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      GW12 went amazingly well.
      Transferred three ManCity players out to Mane, Martial and Soyoncu for -4.
      Ended up on 93 points and GW rank of #811. OR jump from 64k to just outside 10k.
      Couldn’t have gone any better really 🙂

    19. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth all the way for me this week.

      Finally captained my highest scorer in Vardy.
      Leicester triple up doing the business still
      Great scores from Pope & Martial too.

      Up to 9k and the highest I've ever been in FPL

    20. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough- overthought getting Soy in (surely Arsenal would score) and instead randomly got Rico. My defense in general fails again and it's now a stupid international break again.

      Smooth - 72 points, Attacking returns for everyone bar City players and Ryan got 7 points despite conceding 3 times was a particular highlight (Bonus points are totally mad). Up to 399k from over a million 2 weeks ago.

    21. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth: Mount to Pulisic and Wilson to Jimenez transfers netted me a sort term 12 point gain, and Abraham (c) wasn't a disaster.

      Rough: nothing to grumble about except that I still haven't got Vardy.

      71 point and inside the top 200k for the first time since GW3

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

      Smooth: Brought in Vardy and captained (to complete a front 3 with Tammy & Jiminez). Tomori, Salah, Martial, Pope contributed to 86pts and 20k GW rank.
      Finally a decent GW (having been in freefall) with an OR jump of 1 million and definitely back in with a chance of keeping the top 50k finishes streak going.

      Rough: Benched Soyuncu as thought Arsenal would compete a little.

    23. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Mostly Smooth!

      Transfers: Pukki + Aguero -> Vardy (C) + Jiménez

      Pope, Söyüncü, Tomori all providing bonus and CS.

      Rank jump 1.7M -> 800K

    24. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      R: Benched Soyuncu.
      S: CHO and Kun to Jimi and Martial (up 16pts), also Vardy (c) and Pope were pleasing.
      77pts and up to 117k (from 238k).

    25. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smoooth; Three week’s late but better than never Vardy in for Kane and captained. No burn from Kane either. Perfect. Robbo, Ryan, Salah all chipping in and Jimenez and Abraham completes a full house upfront.

      Rough; CHO no show, Grealish no show.

      69 points. Green arrow and up 6k to 25.9k OR and still with wildcard and all chips to play.

    26. djn8613
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough - TAA, Lundstram and Sterling

      Smooth - Took a minus 4 to bring in Martial and Tielemans who both returned for KDB and CHO. Total GW score 88 (84) captained Vardy and had returns from Pope, Marital, Mane, Jiminez and Abraham.

      Jumped from 481k to 178k and since gameweek 9 wildcard gone up by under 400K places.

    27. Santigold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth: Transferred Sterling and Maupay out for Vardy and Maddison.
      Smooth-ish: Was 50/50 between Abraham and Vardy for the captaincy, went with Abraham.
      Rough/Smooth: Had double Burnley defence, but Lowton was benched.

    28. Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth.
      78pts and rank rise from 520k to 250k.
      4 pts on bench.
      1 FT's= Jimenez(c) for Wilson.
      Happy. But....
      I bought in Aubameyang weeks ago when his points started drying up and Vardy went crazy.
      Want Mane but who to drop between KDB & Son...

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

      Wilson + Cho to Deulofeu + Maddison

      Easy game

      Rough: double liverpool defense again conceding 1 goal...

    30. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth: Took a -4 to sell Pukki and Hudson-Odoi and replaced them with Jimenez and Traore for a 7 point swing. Finally got a captain choice right with Vardy. Also had Pope, Mane and Abraham come through. First green arrow after 5 consecutive red arrows

      Rough: Benched Soyuncu's points for the 2nd week in a row

    31. rojojojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I was initially going to stick with Aubamayeng over Vardy out of stubbornness but the scoutcast about mistakes made me acknowledge it was a mistake to pick Auba on my wildcard and I switched to Vardy (C) . Also did sterling to mane. 83 points, rank jump from 280k to 103k.

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

        (not must a mistake based on hindsight - I got Auba in just before Lacazette returned and hadn't paid attention to when Lacazette might have been back from injury, and Auba's stats when playing on the wing. The lesson learned would be to pay attention to injury news, and consider the player's role in the whole team more)

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

      Smooth - Sterling and Ceballos to Mane and Maddison for a 12 point gain.

      Rough. Went Aubamayang a few weeks ago, just as he stopped scoring. Not that I would have got Vardy, but the fact that one is killing me, and t other is not performing definitely hurts.

    33. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth; Finally nailed captain, Abraham goal, Pope returns again. Mané goal was important to keep pace with Salah owners this gw, i think his header was his only shot on goal? Son delivered promptly
      Rough; seeing both Martial and Jimenez rack up good scores kind of ruined a very good week for me, and Maupay was a mistake who should have gotten points last game and for some reason managed to not score on the sole chance he had which was huge. Lundstram played over Mount, a risk that was so close to give me returns, annoyingly since so many benched him. And when he did not score it was so typical that Aurier was subbed just after SHU scored... benched last week when he got subbed just before they conceded.. got 2 bonus in the end
      feels like every player i have misses just out in the bps system whereas other gets maximus, Aurier close to 3, Pereira right behind, both whom should have had an assist, Mané misses out on bps because he lost the ball 5 times last 5 minutes.. and then people get Martial on the right side of it, Jimenez as well. I know it´s not much in it but feels like this happens a lot.

    34. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough: Benched Tomori and Lund Digne and TAA get 2 each. Mount and KDB also blank.
      Smooth: Vardy(c) and did C.Wilson -> Jiminez. 78 points and up 150k

    35. Rains of Castamere
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth:

      - Had 2FT and did Sterling/Maupay to Maddison/Vardy (c). Worked a treat.
      - Vardy 24, Maddison 9, Ryan 7, Soyoncu 8, Salah 8, Tammy 8 - all helped me on my way to 75pts and a nice green arrow.
      - Up from 850k to 220k in the space of 3 GWs.

      Rough:

      - Double LFC defence still not working, need to lose VVD soon. Blanks from Mount, KDB, TAA, Lundstram - some of those unluckily so.

      Nice to go into the IB with a big green arrow.

    36. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth - Switched armband from Abraham to Vardy shortly before deadline

      Rough - Opting for Silva over Maddison and Pulisic in the mid-7m bracket 3 weeks ago hasn't gone so well, although as far as roughs go I'll take it

    37. Oddjobleff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth for once. Stopped dithering holding city and no Leicester so did a -8 of:
      Sterling, KDB, Mount and Pukki to Vardy(c), Mane, Pulisic and Tielemens.

      All returned. 83 (-8) and 12 points better off than previous team with Abraham captain as I'd have done. 800k to 400k. Happy days.

    38. torshov_bulls
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth: Brought in Jiminez and Maddison for Sterling/Wickham. Chose to hold on to Salah.
      Captained Vardy. 83 points, rose from 80k to 27k. Fourth consectutice green arrow.

    39. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Auba to Vardy captain probably the smoothest move of my season. Played soy boy over lundstram which worked ot nicely as well.

      Rough: My hamster wheel is too small and my cage stinks of excrement.

    40. Lets Talk About Six Baby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Brought Mane in for Sterling. Played 5-3-2 Captain Vardy
      80 pts. Upto overall 22,872. Two free transfers for International break. LIverpool 3 City 1. Smooth gameweek.

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

      SMOOTH!

      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!

    42. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      SMOOTH

      Took a -8
      Got rid of Connolly (1) Aguero (2) Sterling (2)
      Got in Vardy (12 captain so 24) Martial (10) Jimenez (9)

      Overall I was 43 points up and 13 points down (with -8)

      Net gain of 30 points if you include Vardy Captain and 18 if you don't

      Very happy.

    43. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth - green arrow on a -16 - Kane, Sterling, Xasa, Alonso, Pope > Jiminez, Mane, Pulisic, Robertson, Henderson

      No rough this week but would have liked KDB to score as that would have meant all front 7 scored goals (which would have been a first for me)

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

        Best feeling of the week though was to finally captain my top scored and for his to produce the goods

    44. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth:
      80(-8) Starting Janmaat over Lundy & Rico got me off to a decent start, Richarlison punt paying off, Vardy(C)

    45. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough: Played CHO and again he blocked points coming from the bench (this week 9 points from Tomori).

      Smooth: Finally a captain who delivered (Abraham).

      (58 points)

    46. BluesArmy Chief
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth after a long time

      2FT and took a -4 hit

      Transfer Out - Haller | Sterling | Greenwood
      Transfer In - Vardy (c) | Martial | Jimenez

      91 points and rise from 400K to 120K

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

        That's a great hit, well done

    47. lugs
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      i got 71 points but i'm kicking myself that its not a lot more, i played my free hit to cancel a - 12 that i took, the hit would have worked out pretty well but since my defense ended up been a mess it would have taken more hits to fix it, hence why i used the free hit

      6 of my 7 attackers, Martial, Mane Rich, Son, Tammy and Vardy, all returned points, but for some reason i also brought Pukki back in and captained him expecting a big performance from Norwich in a TV game under the lights smh 🙁

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

      Smooth - Hit to bring in and captain Vardy paid off. Martial, Jimi, Mane, Tammy all scoring. Played Soy over Rico.

      Rough - Nothing majorly rough. Pool conceding 1 goal again to lose the CS, Lund unlucky not to score, possible question marks over Mount.

    49. Matjes_taet
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rough: To be laughed because benched KdB and started Ings.

      Smooth: I am laughing now. And a small green arrow.

    50. Unbelievable Jeff!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Smooth- Played wildcard bringing in Martial, Pulisic, Maddison, Jiminez & Söyüncü for extra 43 points. Benched KDB with all my front 7 scoring goals. 86 points for the GW and into top 15k.

    51. draftcup
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth

      Had 2 free transfers and took a -8 for the following:

      Out: Aguero, Sterling, Haller, Cantwell (7 points)
      In: Mane, Jimenez, Maddison, Abraham (33 points)

      Ended on 82 points (-8) and a 360k green arrow to finally get inside the top 500k.

    52. Ambu
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Rough- Soyoncu 3rd sub with 8pts

      Smooth-
      - Tomori 1st sub came in for Mendy
      - Captain points return for 3rd time in 12 weeks, with Vardy Capt (I’m an Arsenal fan aswell)

    53. Expected Toulouse
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: All of my players returned points except Trent. Captained Vardy, Scored 97, ranked 865 for the week and moved up 700k.

    54. Razak Ping Pong
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      a nice smooth hit for me - transferred in Vardy (C=24 pts), Martial (10 pts) and Jimenez (9 pts) for Haller, Connoly and Sterling (all blanked for 5 pts in total), so all in all a sweet 34 point swing and a ~1 million place green arrow from a dreadful 2,1 m OR to a slightly less dreadful 1,1 m OR 😀

    55. Bootstrap Theory
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Brought in Mane, Robertson and Jaanmat for Matip, Otamendi and Sterling, and also Triple Captained Vardy. 98 points, up 100k places to inside the top 22k.

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

    What would you with this team:

    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?

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

      I love Bobby as a footballer but he has hurt me owning him.
      Do Chillwell to Robbo and Wilson to Jimmi.
      Lowton to Soy later. Just an idea

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

        That's a good suggestion, thanks! Maybe will do in 2 weeks to avoid too much hits

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

    Prices as recorded unless I bought the m earlier.
    Schmeichel 5.1 button 4.0
    Soy 4.5 Lund 4.0 Tomori 4.5 Rico 4.1 Sais 4.4
    McGinn 5.6 Traore 5.2 Trossard 5.8 McTomonay 5.2 Mane 12.1 (C)
    Mouset 4.9 Connolly 4.6 Ayew 5.1

    Cost 79.1 with Mane (C) I would put money on it they woul finish above half way.

  17. Public user
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Sold taa few weeks back , it’s time to bring him back again 🙂

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

      Hindsight told me don't get TAA.
      Should have listened to the crystal ball.

      1. Public user
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Did u watch Liverpool match ? I’m so lucky taa didn’t really haul this few weeks.

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

          Everyone has him so there is no shooting up the leader board with him.
          I think the best way to go "differential" is in defense.
          Willems/Schar Stevens Emerson Chilwell Janmaat
          Can't go that wrong but a good week will send you onward and upwards.
          Lund you should keep though.
          Robbo looks a better all round full back IMO

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            owned by below 30% so actually all his almost hauls could have been devastating for ranks.

            Nice differentials, risky with fullbacks coming into more hectic times so would perhaps go with one or two cb´s

            both Liverpool fullbacks got some issues defending but it comes with their positioning being so high and they run like hell for 90minutes, hence why Klopp plays the boring picks Henderson and Wijnaldum. Every time he tries to play one of Keita/ox defence are more exposed. It´s about balance, a word Guardiola now doing a search in library to find out what means-)

            1. Public user
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yes , 30% owned is a lot . First time need to hide behind sofa watching a def play lol .

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

                39% of top 10k

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

              We are singing from the same hymn sheet.
              There will be inevitable rotations this time of the year and I believe I have decently covered forwards. (McGinn my cheapest player) CHO/Pulisic All the Citeh players and many others need cover and the least expensive is doing it in defense.
              My starting 3 are Soy Lund TAA and I need to upgrade Rico and Kelly. To spend an extra 2 mil on Robbo leaving me unsure of my starting 11 is a bit much for me.
              Probable Chilwell, Emerson, Willems Schar Stevens Aurier are on my watchlist

          2. Public user
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Like u said everyone has him , I sold him .

  18. lickwidice
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Would you play

    A) Rico (WOL)
    OR
    B) Aurier (whm)

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A

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

      B. Useless defender but a good left wing.

  19. JuulKrapuul
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who would you keep:

    A) KdB
    B) Sterling

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I had both earlier in the day and ditched B for Maddy before the price rise

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

      A

  20. Stuberry
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    My midfield is:

    Salah - Stirling - Mount - Maddy - Martial
    Vardy - Tammy - Connolly

    A) Stirling > Mane - carry over 1FT
    B) Stirling + Connolly > Jimmy + ?
    C) Something entirely different?

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

      I did A and already had Jimi.
      You will have a 7 mil player on the bench every week.
      Xmas good due to rotation.

  21. fpork
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Cieran Clark, is he nailed? Want to have him as 5th defender. Already have Rico+Lundstram.

    Other 4,3 and lower defenders I should consider?

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

      Taylor from Burnley for 4.2

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      newcastle cb seems a bit up in the air with lascelles injured, but Lascelles and Schar has been regular and Lejeune is the best they´ve got but injured, so between Clark/Fernandez and Dummet for last spot. Taylor (BUR) and Janmaat comes to mind

      Lascelles is important for Newcastle so if he is out defrnce will struggle, so i would wait a bit before i would make any transfers.

  22. Trovsmash
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    What would you with this lot?
    Pope
    Soy Lund TAA
    Martial Sterling Tielemans Salah
    Vardy Jimi Tammy

    Button Saka Diop Dunk

    Initial thoughts are Saka to a playing 4.5 or Diop to Rico, any better options?

  23. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Hmmmm sterling or KDB to Maddison, then connoley. Have just enough for the KDB version. If I do Sterling gives me extra money to play with.

    1. BRKFCTrueRover 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ryan Pope
      Soy Tomori TAA Rico Lund
      Sterling KDB Mane Mount Troare
      Vardy Abraham Connoley

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

        I did Sterling > Maddison. Keeping KDB

  24. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who should I get first
    1. Jiminez
    2. Martial
    3. Pulisic

    1. BRKFCTrueRover 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Depends on you coverage from those teams but assuming you already have Chelsea I would do jimi

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

        Yes I am on Jimi right now. Plus Chelsea and United doesn't have very favorable fixture next week

  25. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    2 fts, what to do with this front 8?

    Sterling, Mane, Maddison, Mount, Dendoncker
    Auba, Tammy, Maupay

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

      Auba to Vardy and upgrade maupay to jimi

  26. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Wow

    Just noticed that Scout Picks killed it this week. 85 with no captain points and 97 if they went Vardy!!! That's top 1k GWR

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sometimes they get lucky

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

      Picking a side each week is easy. I got same points with the players I already had.

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

      They are playing free hit each week. The should never be below top 200k gw rank

  27. afs2239
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Otamendi - - > Stevens for free
    Already has lund

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

      I like it. Big time on my watchlist.
      Mousset also.

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

    Pope 4.0
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Taylor Rico)
    Salah Mane Martial Maddison xxxx
    Vardy Abraham xxxx

    Last 2 players?

    A. Jimenez & Dendoncker
    B. Pulisic & Greenwood

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

    Looking at potentially wildcarding next week.

    Salah and Sterling remain nailed in my team, which means I'd need to leave out one of the following:

    KDB,
    TAA,
    Robertson,
    Pulisic,
    Vardy,
    Abraham

    Who would you choose and why?

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

      TAA or Robbo. 1 is enough. We are all hoping for Pool cleanies.

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

        Not at Palace. The game plan this season is very negative and those goals on the break just aren't happening.

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

          But you "can't av em all" I would personally go Sterling downgrade.
          Look at future captains over the next 6 weeks. Pool Chelski Leicester and 12 mil plus players must be a captain option.

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

            I'd be tempted too

            My strong suspicion is that KdB and Sterling will miss one each in 14 and 15 or worse get 1 pointers. They'll be due a rest and this is a really busy time of season. But they'll both surely get Chelsea and that game has the whiff of a goal fest to me

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

      What is your defence?

      TAA and Robbo start surely. I'm struggling to think of two more defenders I'd have ahead of them. I'd play Lund but Hendo will be absent.

      Is it Soy? I'd fancy Brighton to score over Palace and that's not taking into account attacking returns.

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

        Currently I have TAA, Soy, Lund, Saïss and Rico.

        On a WC I'd consider dropping Saïss and Rico for Charlie Taylor and Robertson.

        The added benefit of a wildcard then would be I could get a keeper for one week this week (I have Hendo + Button) then get Button back straight away...

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

          It's a really tidy team though I'm not sure I'd blow the WC fiddling around the edges.

          The template could blow apart in the next 6/7. If Chelsea hit a wall and United fire for instance then things could move very quickly.

          The only way I'd WC that lot was if you fell out of love with Salah Sterling but if you've held this long then I guess you won't be moving soon.

  30. wasp3000
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Morning gents, entering another Int break and still just outside the 1million OR. Depressing stuff indeed.

    Team as it stands

    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Rico Lundstram Soyuncu
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki Connolly

    Held my FT in order to have 2 (1.2m ITB) during the Int break but should've pulled the trigger on Sterling & Pukki -->> Maddison & Vardy for a hit. Another poor decision by me this season.

    Should I make those moves now or change it up? Otamendi to Robbo is another obvious one but don't know whether i should get Mane in with Salah.

    Thoughts appreciated

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      mini wildcard territory this

      Ota and Pukki you need to get rid of

      then double City could be saved til after Chelsea but something like a good cheap def that you can play next week in 4-4-2, Pukki to Vardy who is only doable with downgrading Raz, hm, issue here is do you want double Pool def or do you want to beef up Cantwell/Connoly to more viable alternatives?