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
    21 days, 6 hours ago

    Should we hear something about Pulisic today?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

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

  2. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 6 hours 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
      21 days, 6 hours ago

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

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

        Hindsight is great eh!!…GL.

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Great team gtg!!

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

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

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Captain Vardy or Mané?

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        Going Vardy.

  3. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 6 hours ago

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

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Decent chance id say.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 6 hours 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
          21 days, 6 hours ago

          damn,
          Reid and save 0.1 it is then

          1. GuenDoozy
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Is Reid going to play at all?

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 5 hours 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
                21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Shaw is back. Would wait for press.

  4. Ed
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 6 hours ago

    Anyone else going Sterling (C)?

    Got a feeling he's going big this week

    1. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 6 hours ago

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

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 6 hours 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
      21 days, 6 hours ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 6 hours 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
          21 days, 5 hours 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
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            What are you rambling about?

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours 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
        21 days, 5 hours 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
          21 days, 5 hours ago

          Casual... No shame, just admit it

  6. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 6 hours 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
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Keep Auba against Southampton and do Salah to Mané.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        captain? or go safe with Vardy?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 5 hours ago

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

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours 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
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers m8

  7. Jon Snow
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours ago

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

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

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

  8. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      C

    2. Tinmen
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      A looks good

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      A looks the best to me

  9. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Sterling out for Kane?

    Y or N. First to 2.

    1. Jon Snow
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      N, i would wait and see

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 5 hours 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
          21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      No way not this week anyway

  10. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Good morning folks, anyone know when Klopps presser is?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Usually around 13:00 on Fridays

  11. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 5 hours ago

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

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Pacy Son. Yep.

  12. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Always play Lund

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Ok.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours 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
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        you will regret if he score against Man u

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 5 hours ago

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

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 5 hours 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
              21 days, 5 hours 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!

  13. Óró Sé…
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Barnes or Traore as 4th/5th mid?

    1. Bobby9
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Barnes!

    2. Free Hat
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Barnes.

    3. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Barnes.

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Save and play 433

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        Would you play Janmaat over Mount?

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 5 hours ago

          I think that's what he meant.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Would you do that too?

            1. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 5 hours ago

              Think I would.

            2. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 5 hours 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
          21 days, 5 hours ago

          Janmaat and Rico are better options than Mount this gw

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 5 hours 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
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Not sure on Rico.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 5 hours 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
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers! You mean PLAY Soyuncu over those?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 5 hours 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
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Thanks, would you also bench Soy and play Rico?

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 5 hours 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
                21 days, 5 hours ago

                many are benching Mount but I dont like that move much

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  21 days, 5 hours 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
                21 days, 5 hours 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
              21 days, 5 hours 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
                21 days, 5 hours ago

                Cheers, good luck!

  15. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Play williems or Mount ?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Mount

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Mount for me

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheese guys

  16. Jon Snow
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

    Perez or Barnes?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Close, Barnes, maby

    2. Paneorder
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Barnes may not play the full match.

  17. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 5 hours ago

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

  18. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 5 hours 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
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      He gets a skill in his boardroom definitely.

  19. King Kun Ta
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 4 hours 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
      21 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

        Thanks mate!

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

      Other opinions?

    3. Paneorder
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      My opinion is upgrade your bench, especially your midfielders.

  20. Jay Arell
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Play Lundstram og Soy?

    1. Atlas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 50 mins ago

      Both preferably!

  21. Atlas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 1 hour 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

  22. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 14 hours ago

    Who to start...Rico or Saiss?

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 14 hours ago

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

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 13 hours ago

        Thanks mate