Pro Pundits - Sam

How to solve my Hudson-Odoi problem for Gameweek 13

Going into Gameweek 13, it’s finally time for me to solve my Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.8m) problem.

Gameweek 12 did not treat me kindly. I held onto the Chelsea winger on the theory that Mason Mount (£6.8m) was unlikely to be risked and allow his colleague back into the starting line-up.

How wrong I was. 

On his return from injury in Gameweek 7, Hudson-Odoi went on a run of four, five and nine points and it seemed like he was destined to be a regular in Frank Lampard’s side.

However, the explosion of Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) in Gameweek 8, and his continuing form has locked the American into the team at the expense of Hudson-Odoi, who offers nothing more than cameos now.

It’s time for him to leave my FPL team.

I have 6.7million to spend on a replacement for Hudson-Odoi and there are a few different appealing options at this price point.

As has been widely reported in recent days, if you sort the Fantasy Football Scout Season Ticker for attacking potential over the next five Gameweeks then Leicester City sit pretty at the top.

I already own Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) and Çaglar Söyüncü but with the fixtures showing a sea of blue for the foreseeable future, it feels sensible to add another of their colleagues to my attacking assets.

James Maddison (£7.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.7m) are the two obvious candidates but, of course, they are separated by £0.8m.

Generally, I’m not put off by Maddison’s higher price considering that he can fall back on free-kicks and corners although right now I can’t afford him.

There are some looking at saving another £0.8m by undercutting Tielemans with his colleague Harvey Barnes (£5.9m), who has offered some potential of late but at this stage, I’d be more confident of the Belgian starting regularly.

However, I admit that sometimes it can be easy to get your blinkers on in FPL, especially when much of the community are talking about one team, such as Leicester.

So I decided to expand the Season Ticker by three more Gameweeks (to the end of 2019) to see if there was any club or player that I had previously overlooked.

Seeing Crystal Palace sitting top of the pile was a surprise and, not surprisinfly, I haven’t really considered owning any attacking of their assets so far this season.

However, after this weekends match against Livepool there is a dramatic improvement in the Palace fixtures and therefore this should hopefully result in a change of fortune for their players as FPL assets.

Both Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) are both an affordable price and have shown in the past that they can be viable assets.

That said, neither are hugely appealing based on their form so far this season, although we all know what Milivojevic can offer in the way of penalties.

With Zaha, we could see him start to show some potential as we creep ever close to the January transfer window. He has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park for some time now and maybe he might try and put himself ‘in the shop window’, so to speak, over the Christmas period.

However, that’s still not enough of a guarantee to justify bringing him in and with Liverpool coming to south London in Gameweek 13, it does feel like the wrong time to sign Palace players. I will, however, be monitoring the Eagles carefully as if we see an improvement then they could prove to be amazing differential picks.

Another team that has an appealing run between now and the start of 2020 is Manchester United. Like Palace, they have been very hit and miss so far this season but the return of Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) and Anthony Martial (£7.8m) to form has made a huge difference.

That said, within my budget of £6.7m, it’s really only Daniel James (£6.2m) or the currently flagged Scott McTominay (£5.1m) that are realistic options for me. The problem is, the way that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are playing right now, I think you have to invest in one of Rashford or Martial or just not at all – the alternatives don’t quite cut it.

With two free transfers, I could downgrade Harry Kane (£10.8m) to Raúl Jiménez (£7.3m) and get some extra cash in which to spend on Martial. This was something I was strongly considering until news of Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs was confirmed on Wednesday morning. Now I want to wait and see if new manager bounce happens because Kane himself could turn into a differential if he finds FPL form again. For now, Martial will have to remain on the list of players I want but can’t quite get to just yet.

After considering all the options, Tielemans seems the best replacement for Hudson-Odoi that I can get to in one transfer so I’ll be getting him in ahead of Leicester’s trip to Gameweek 13.

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1,169 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Should we hear something about Pulisic today?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably yeah - Lampard is pretty good about saying who is in and out for each game.

  2. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Feels wrong having Mount sat on the bench....GTG?

    Schmikes
    VVD Lundstram Mings
    Mane KDB Tielemans Mcginn
    Vardy Tammy Jimmy

    Button Mount Rico Tomori

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That's what I thought last gw. Should have started Soy 🙁

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hindsight is great eh!!…GL.

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Great team gtg!!

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers....just think that Mcginn has to play this GW v Newcastle.

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Captain Vardy or Mané?

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Going Vardy.

  3. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    United fans, chances of Brandon Williams keeping his spot ahead of Bird Poop guy?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Decent chance id say.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        But I think Shaw is back in training. So could be back this week or next.

        1. Delhidynamo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          damn,
          Reid and save 0.1 it is then

          1. GuenDoozy
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Is Reid going to play at all?

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Depends on Pellegrini but 15 man squad isn't really needed anyway so Reid is always a good option as the permanent bench fodder.

                1. GuenDoozy
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah fair, Unfortunately I have Cantwell, Kelly and Gwood in my team and looking to bring a starting bench fodder...a nailed Reid would be a steal, one to monitor

        2. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Shaw is back. Would wait for press.

      2. Ed
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Anyone else going Sterling (C)?

        Got a feeling he's going big this week

        1. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yep. Might change to vardy last moment but set on Raz for now. Feel comfortable enough to risk a fall if it backfires.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Maddison, Salah, Robbo all fit apparently... Casuals bailed out again.. fingers crossed the fourth wheel on the casual bus in Pulisic is out for the weekend.

        1. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Want Pulisic in this week and either don’t understand hoping for someone being out

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            There are few things better in FPL than when highly owned players I don't own are ruled out. Probably only captain hauls more important for OR gains.

            1. OleGGMU
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              So in other words youre one of those pathetic souls that fawns over other teams woshinh you could be them...until times like this when you crawl out like a fly ant during the rain

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What are you rambling about?

        2. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So anyone that you don't own are casual options? I don't own any of them either but they are all great fpl assets to own at the moment.

        3. GuenDoozy
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pulisic is a casual pick? LOL. So anyone with stats + eye test + current form is a casuals pick 😆

            Wish there was a clown emoji

            1. GuenDoozy
                2 months, 1 day ago

                And if there is one, someone please show me how to make it, would save me alot of words

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Casual... No shame, just admit it

          • Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pope
            Lundy - Robbo* - Soy
            Salah* - KdB - Mount - DouglasLuiz
            Vardy - Auba - Abraham

            1FT + 1.1 ITB

            What do I do with this lot guys? Awaiting Klopp presser impatiently to know if i need to do Salah > Mané.

            Do you think Auba is a nice differential captain option?
            Or swap to Kane?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Keep Auba against Southampton and do Salah to Mané.

              1. Skloppy Kops
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                captain? or go safe with Vardy?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Probably both good for a goal this GW. Depends who you think has the higher ceiling?

            2. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Wait for presser obviously.

              A differential, yes. Not so sure whether he's nice one.
              Swapping to Kane obviously tempting(new manager bounce, main striker).
              Both have a nice set of fixtures though. Maybe Auba better.
              I would save FT, assess again after gw13.

              1. Skloppy Kops
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Cheers m8

          • Jon Snow
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Team is looking pretty peak, time for a revamp and WC next week. But got 0itb and 2FT to burn this week, any ideas?

            Pope
            Robbo, Soyuncu, Rico, Lund, Dunk
            Salah, Sterling, McGinn, CHO, Dendoncker
            Auba, Jiminez, Tammy

            1. Free Hat
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Dunk and CHO to an affordable Leic mid. Perez, Barnes perhaps.

              • Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Dunk. Dend cho McGinn and Aub would be out if that was my team

            2. Lignja
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              2ft 0.3m itb

              Pope
              Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
              Mane, Kdb, Mount, Cho
              Aguero, Abraham ,Vardy

              Rico,Kelly, Dendoker

              A. Aguero, Cho to Kane, Tielemans
              B. Aguero, Cho to Jimenez, Son
              C. Cho to McGinn, roll other ft and decide next week with more Spurs info

              1. Jon Snow
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                C

              2. Tinmen
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A looks good

              3. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A looks the best to me

            3. Fernando Torres
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Sterling out for Kane?

              Y or N. First to 2.

              1. Jon Snow
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                N, i would wait and see

                1. Patrick.22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Think I’m doing it. Nailed on. Nice captain choice over Christmas. New manager bounce. On penalties. Showed great form for England. What’s not to like? Plus I have KDB and no intention of captaining a city player for the next few months

                  1. Jon Snow
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Make some good points, i would argue its a 50-50 toss up considering Sterling has been 'due' a return for weeks. That return might never come

                    So if no other pressing moves to make, its not a terrible option

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Did that move yesterday...sure it will probably bite me but I dont care! Have Kane for Jose's first game in the early ko against a dreadfully out of sorts WHU team...whats not to like 🙂

              3. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                No way not this week anyway

            4. Tinmen
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Good morning folks, anyone know when Klopps presser is?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Usually around 13:00 on Fridays

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

              Mourinho will want width - I wonder if any attacking fullbacks become mids or son is pushed out wide?

              1. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Pacy Son. Yep.

            6. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Always play Lund

              1. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Ok.

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I hate to bench him but think I'll punt on Janmaat ahead of him this GW, after that he can get perma-starting status for 6 GWs 🙂

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  you will regret if he score against Man u

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    not if MUN score and Janmaat gets an assist, CS + 3 bonus 🙂

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      i think burnley will score rather than Man u , Sheffield United defend solid when in home and lund can get assist and goal. Lund better i guess

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Watford have improved a lot it seems and I do expect them to have a better chance of a CS, but who knows eh...close one with Lund playing oop!

            7. Óró Sé…
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Barnes or Traore as 4th/5th mid?

              1. FirMinaMiMo
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Barnes!

                • Free Hat
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Barnes.

                  • JustPark
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Barnes.

                • RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A) Bring in Tielemans for Mount
                  B) Save

                  Pope
                  TAA, Söyüncü, Lundstram
                  Mane (VC), Sterling, KDB, Mount
                  Vardy (C), Abraham, Jimenez

                  Subs: Button, Janmaat, Rico, Cantwell

                  1 FT, 0.4 in the bank

                  1. Patrick.22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Save and play 433

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Would you play Janmaat over Mount?

                      1. JustPark
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I think that's what he meant.

                        1. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Would you do that too?

                          1. JustPark
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Think I would.

                          2. JustPark
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            On 2nd thought, maybe not. Mount on set piece duty, City not at their best at defending.
                            Close call between Soy/Janmaat on first sub.

                      2. Patrick.22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Janmaat and Rico are better options than Mount this gw

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Yeah because City are so tight at the back 😉
                          Mount is a far superior pick to Rico this week imo

                        2. JustPark
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Not sure on Rico.

                  2. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    B. Save
                    I have the real Lundstram/Janmaat/Mount dilemma, having to bench one...
                    You're lucky having Soyuncu, I'd def bench him over those!

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheers! You mean PLAY Soyuncu over those?

                      1. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I'd bench him as I think BHA will score in that one and Soy doesnt have the same attacking threat as Janmaat & Lundy

                        1. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Thanks, would you also bench Soy and play Rico?

                          1. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Changed to this team then:

                            Pope
                            TAA, Lundstram, Janmaat, Söyüncü
                            Mane (VC), Sterling, KDB
                            Vardy (C), Abraham, Jimenez

                            Subs: Button, Mount, Rico, Cantwell

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              many are benching Mount but I dont like that move much

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                huge test for Lampard, Chelsea might be well up for the fight and that City denfence is unbelievably poor for title defenders!

                            2. POLSKA GOLA
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Due to ownership I would play Soy and Mount with Janmatt 1st bench

                          2. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            close but probably not tbh, I'd play TAA, Janmaat, Lundy, Mount with Soy first sub in your position...but go with your gut mate, these are all close calls and require a bit of luck 🙂

                            1. RamaJama
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Cheers, good luck!

                • Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Play williems or Mount ?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Mount

                  2. POLSKA GOLA
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Mount for me

                    1. Freddiebell
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheese guys

                • Jon Snow
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Perez or Barnes?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Close, Barnes, maby

                  2. Paneorder
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Barnes may not play the full match.

                  3. JustPark
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Anyway, where do I find a list for emoji available? Only know two for sure.

                  4. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Skill is required to identify a problem but greater skill is required in solving it.
                    Levy has got the first bit right. I might be waiting a while to find out how skillful he is.

                    1. Paneorder
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        He gets a skill in his boardroom definitely.

                    2. King Kun Ta
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      GTG? Or use my FT?

                      Pope
                      VVD Soy Lundstram
                      Mane Sterling Maddison Mount
                      Vardy Rashford Abraham

                      Button Mings Cantwell Kelly

                      1FT & 0.9 ITB

                      Ta for the advice!

                      1. Paneorder
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          It is a strong lineup. I must save the transfer for this week.

                          1. King Kun Ta
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Thanks mate!

                        • King Kun Ta
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Other opinions?

                        • Paneorder
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            My opinion is upgrade your bench, especially your midfielders.

                        • Jay Arell
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Play Lundstram og Soy?

                          1. Atlas
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Both preferably!

                        • Atlas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Good morning all,

                          I already did Sterling -> Mane and have no FTs and 0,3 in the bank. The problem is CHO sitting on my bench losing value each week.
                          Would you do Hudson-Odoi - > Barnes/Grealish/McGinn for -4, and then bench Willems?

                          Current team is
                          Gazzaniga (McGovern)
                          Soy TAA Lundstram Willems Rico
                          Mane KDB Martial CHO Dendoncker
                          Auba (c) Vardy Abraham

                        • bso
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 hours ago

                          Who to start...Rico or Saiss?

                          1. korbendallas82
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 21 hours ago

                            Maby Saiss. King is out with injury. Wilson is out of form.

                            1. bso
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 20 hours ago

                              Thanks mate