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Jimenez’s fine FPL form backed up by strong underlying stats

Bournemouth 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Steve Cook (£5.0m) | Joao Moutinho (£5.3m), Raul Jimenez (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser (£7.0m) | Diogo Jota (£6.1m), Adama Traore (£5.2m)
  • Bonus: Moutinho x3, S. Cook x2, Jimenez x1

Wolves moved up to fifth in the league with a hard-fought win over ten-man Bournemouth.

The victory was secured by the match’s most popular player in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), the 15.3%-owned Raul Jimenez (£7.4m).

The Mexico international scored for the third straight Gameweek – and for the fourth time in his last five starts – when he sweetly finished an Adama Traore (£5.2m) cross from close range.

That doubled the lead given to Wolves by Joao Moutinho‘s (£5.3m) free-kick, a cross-cum-shot from an angle on the left flank, awarded following a foul on Diogo Jota (£6.1m) by Simon Francis (£4.4m).

The defender, making his first start since Boxing Day last year, was booked for the offence and lasted a mere 16 minutes more before getting a second yellow card.

Two goals, and one man, down, Bournemouth refused to capitulate.

Instead, they produced a stirring second-half display during which Steve Cook (£5.0m) reduced the deficit with a header from Ryan Fraser‘s (£7.0m) corner and Nathan Ake (£5.1m) came close to earning an unlikely point.

That again underlined Wolves’ defensive shortcomings.

A side unbeaten since Gameweek 5 has kept only three clean sheets all season and none for five straight matches now – a run that has left goalkeeper Rui Patricio‘s (£5.2m) 12.2% ownership living off scraps and kept interest in other members of that backline to a bare minimum.

Purchases are unlikely to increase any time soon. Next up is a tough home match with away day kings Sheffield United and, after rather more palatable fixtures involving West Ham and Brighton, Wolves will have to face Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool during the busy festive period.

That could finally wear down the otherwise astonishing Jimenez.

The striker has now featured in 23 games for Wolves this season, 21 of which have been as a starter, and that doesn’t even factor in his trips back to Mexico for international duty – a workload that would make even Prince Andrew break into a sweat.

For context, the forward directly ahead of him in FPL’s standings, Sergio Aguero (£11.9m), has played just 16 times, four of which have been as a substitute.

Jimenez has been the gift that keeps on giving for manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Christmas, ironically, might well be the time when something has to give.

His ownership is now back past the million mark for the first time since Gameweek 4 and is on the rise again ahead of that Sheffield United fixture, with Jimenez currently the third most popular acquisition for Gameweek 14. When it comes to giving him a much-needed rest, who blinks first out of Nuno and his Fantasy counterparts could be an important moment in many an FPL season.

Pinpointing consistent scorers among Wolves’ other attackers is a trickier proposition.

Jimenez is a full 17 points clear of the team’s next-best performer (Patricio, on 51 points), with Traore, the closest outfield player, a full 20 points off the pace.

The improving winger did at least provide a second straight assist on Saturday, and he earned plenty of post-match praise from his manager.

Santo said:

He’s a very important player, like all the players. The idea is to create versatile players, that can adjust, we have a small squad so we need all of the momentum that the players must have. Now Adama is doing well, but I insist he has a lot of things to improve. It’s exceptional the way he helps the team, it’s not only the offensive work that he does, the defensive in keeping the shape and pressing, it’s amazing.

Amazing would seem rather more appropriate for Jimenez, for while it is overstating it to say that Wolves are a one-man team, the striker has been directly involved in eight goals this season – very nearly half of the side’s total of 18.

Fellow striker Jota’s assist on Saturday was his first return since Gameweek 6, although he was denied one goal by an offside decision and probably should have had another on the break but shot too close to keeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m).

Finding any kind of reliability in Bournemouth’s ranks is much, much harder.

A run of three straight clean sheets from Gameweek 9 suggested some newly-found steel in the Cherries’ backline, but those shut-outs are the only ones they’ve managed this season and a nasty little run of fixtures now awaits.

Eddie Howe’s side will face Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal over the next six Gameweeks and the other two matches – away at Crystal Palace and home to an in-form Burnley – are not exactly pushovers either.

The 14.2% of managers who own Diego Rico (£4.3m) might stick by their man due to his low cost and potential for attacking returns, but the 14.8% with Ake in their squads could be forgiven for cutting and running sooner rather than later.

Further up the pitch, Fraser made it back-to-back assists to suggest he might be getting closer to the player who scored seven goals and set up a further 14 last season, while the jury has to remain out on four-goal Harry Wilson (£6.0m) as he was one of two players sacrificed at half-time when Howe reorganised his troops in the wake of Francis’s dismissal.

Two players definitely shedding owners ahead of that tough run to come are the injured Josh King (£6.3m) and his strike partner Callum Wilson (£7.7m).

The latter defied the stats to produce attacking returns for the first seven Gameweeks of the season, but the numbers have come back to bite him big time since then.

Wilson has now blanked for six straight matches and it’s not hard to work out why. He’s had only seven attempts over that barren period – six defenders have managed more – and he’s lost more than a third of his ownership in the last four Gameweeks as a result.

Bournemouth have scored just three times in six matches and Arsenal’s almost comically generous defence looks like the only one in bad enough shape to help them address that issue over the next six.

With King out a for a little while, the Cherries may be down another striking option in Gameweek 14.

Howe said after full-time:

Ryan got a dead leg, he was very keen to carry on. We obviously didn’t want to take him off so he got through the game. Dominic Solanke injured his hamstring in the warm-up I think at half-time, so we couldn’t put Dominic on.

I’ve got no idea [how serious Solanke’s injury is]. I only heard about it at half-time, that he just felt his hamstring kicking a ball so I need to see what the situation is.

He’s done so well as well lately in training, looked really good – probably the most impressive he’s been since he’s signed for us and now it looks like we could lose him.

All in all, investment in Cherries’ assets anywhere on the pitch looks like being an act of faith over reality at present, while Jimenez continues to be Wolves’ shining light despite the ever-growing risk of burn-out.

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828 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Son has trolled me every season when I get him in. Scores for fun when I don't have him, then disappears when I get him.
    P S.
    Got him in last night.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks for taking one for me 🙂

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks. Was about to flip the coin for Son or Pulisic

    3. Basil1977
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hazard was my troll so glad he moved to Real in the summer,

      This season it looks like Sterling is going to be my new troll, started the season with out him, got him in for all his blanks, shipped him out for the Liverpool game, now expecting him to sore for fun without Kun in the team.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Perfect explanation of trollism.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Son will do well for you IMO

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I have 1 or 2 of those players every season.

      Sterling has been one of mine - got rid 2 GWs ago and I'm sure he will now go on a rampage.
      Martial is one I avoid after mega-trolling in previous years.

      I am also considering Son but I feel like I don't know enough about his performances under Mou to take the plunge - may mean I fall behind the pack though if this is a purple patch!

    6. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      i am gonna wait 1 or 2 weeks & then get him in if he & spurs show consistency

  2. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    1FT and 3.1 ITB. Save a transfer or do KDB -----> Pulisic?

    Ryan
    Trent - VVD - Soyoncu - Lundstram
    Mane - Maddison - KDB - Son
    Vardy - Abraham

    (Cantwell, Kelly, Greenwood)

    1. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Save

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Pulisic ... exciting

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Think I'm leaning that way. Great fixtures ahead and he's explosive.

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Why do you want rid of KDB?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Not dying to get rid of him, but City fixtures are stiffening up a bit and Chelsea look full of goals at the moment with great fixtures ahead. I think I fancy Pulisic to outscore KDB over the next four.

  3. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Ings or Jimenez?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Jiménez

  4. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Auba, Mount, KdB to Ings, Son, Mane for - 8?

    Maybe not..

    1. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      No way

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team, but getting in Son and Mane can't be bad.

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      No losing KDB as part of a -8 seems crazy.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Won't loose those guys on hits

    5. Cheesyzoot
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Ings and Son seem too punty compared to KDB and Auba IMO

  5. Cheesyzoot
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Do we think Aguero being injured will affect KDB's points potential?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Not really

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I don't think so. Jesus may improve on KDB's output because Aguero's output has been regressing.

      1. Cheesyzoot
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Interesting, so if you had the choice of doing KDB > Son for free this week would you do it or hold?

        1. FPL Bielsa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          That’s exactly what I’m considering, won’t do until Friday but as of now I think I might do it.

          1. Cheesyzoot
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Do you have any other City cover if you ditch KDB?

            I wouldn't if i made the switch

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Personally, KDB is a long term hold for me. I don't think it's worth the FT. How many seasons has Son hit 200+ points in a season? Doesn't mean that can't change and everyone will have a different opinion.

          Son's stats and output has progressed over his last three matches vs his season averages and TOT fixtures are pretty kind. If you have the luxury of using a FT on that trade with no other issues. Go for it.

          1. Cheesyzoot
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Like I said above it would mean no City cover whatsoever

            My midfield would be Mount, Maddison, (M)ane, Son...

            1. AuFeld
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              I wouldn't. KDB has the highest goal involvement for the team with the most amount of goals.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I think it's fair to say KDB would rather have Aguero to aim at, but I wouldn't worry greatly

  6. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Who on pens now that aguero out and jesus rubbish at them.

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hoping kdb...

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Gündogan

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I think Jesus will still be on pens.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Dilva

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Gündogan

  7. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Its really looking like Get Mount Out week around here.

    Still keeping though and hoping for a prove me right performance!

    1. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Thats the best points ever.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      No . Smart people got rid last week.

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        And even smarter people would ve got rid 3 gws ago.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Sold him in GW 10
          (For CHO though ... Am i smarter ?? 😀 )

          1. Free Hat
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            You must be a genius!

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Who did you replace him with?

          1. Free Hat
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Im one of the dumb people still holding on to Mount im afraid.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      hes so cheap dunno what ppl expect from a player in that bracket

      1. Regin
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        for another .6, pulisic much better option now.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          many here bought mount at 6/6.1 so not really representative way of framing it

    4. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Wait to see CL line up if Mount doesn’t play against Valencia I think there’s a good chance he starts v West Ham

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Im rather glad he got rested vs City.
        Its foolish to assume nobody will get rotated with the amount of fixtures and players available at Chelsea.
        I still believe he is one of Lampards first choices when fit.

  8. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Reckon Williams got that left back spot nailed over Young!?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      75% confident that he has it.

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Shaw will probably take the spot from him.

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Oh yea! Totally forgot about him

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      nah he was a liability yday

  9. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Seeing a lot of people considering Sterling > Son. I own the latter yet think it's madness. I know he's not been bringing in the big scores but his record without Aguero in the team looks crazy good.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Is it just this season his record has been good without Aguero?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I guess with Aguero out Pep would expect Sterling to come up with goals too.

          Was contemplating Sterling to Son/Salah but I'm tempted give him another week.

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      The main issue for me with keeping Sterling is the prize tag. Getting Son allows me to have a stronger bench for the christmas period.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        My wording saying it is "madness" is very dramatic mate. I appreciate there are different angles. If I owned Sterling, he'd be my captain for the Newcastle fixture. I won't be captaining Son

        1. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Newcastle are good at parking the bus tho. I'll be captaining Mane or maybe Vardy.

        2. Regin
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          captaining sterling away to NEW is crazy.

          Mane, Vardy, Abraham, Martial/ Rashford all better options with plum home fixtures.

          1. Cheesyzoot
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Yeh I agree with this, all better options

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Would expect him to play more centrally so yea I would expect him to score well

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Too many blanks this season to think logically about him tbh buddy
      Got burned by © 5 times got 1 assist in return !!

    5. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      His record without Aguero has been skewed by GW1 where he scored a hattrick.

    6. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I'm just trying to restore a bit of faith for the panic-sellers. Not even sure why if I'm honest. I've had Auba for weeks and he's annoying me but kept the faith. Patience isn't always key is it

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      It undoubtedly gives Sterling more opportunity to return but he is clearly off his mojo and until it is back I wouldn't be reliant on his points taking a sudden leap upwards.

    8. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      his record with aguero in the team is also crazy good

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I don't doubt that. Was just referring to the link that I posted above.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          just extending your defence of sterling owners!

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            ok mate

  10. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Best move here?

    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Mount
    Auba, Vardy, Abraham

    A) stick with Auba, Mount
    B) Auba, Mount > Jiménez, Son
    C) Auba, Mount > Jiménez, Pulisic
    D) Auba, Mount, Cant > fodder, Son, Pulisic -4

    Thanks.

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      A one more week?

      1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        That’s what I was thinking, they’ve both got great fixtures. But Auba’s been trolling hard 🙁

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I'd give it one more week and then decide

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      a

  11. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Auba and Mount to Jesus and Moura for - 4? I exact cash so would have to be today..

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Can't add up, would have loads of cash left..

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I like it. Fortune favors the bold.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      rather have first two

  12. Pegboy
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Best £4.6m defender?

    a) Willems
    b) Baldock
    c) Vestergaard (those fixtures...)
    d) Cahill

    I've got Lundstrum and Rico already.

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Willems, probably. Close though

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      D looks good to me

      1. Pegboy
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks both

  13. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Front I benching headache. Bench one?

    Mane KDB Martial Maddison Mount
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    Thoughts?

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Mount

    2. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Ouch. Think Mount will haul, so bench Martial.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      That's brutal!!

      Flip a coin between Martial and Mount but I'd want to play all of them!
      If Mount plays 90 midweek then bench him

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        All self inflicted! Aiming for depth into December period. Hopefully will lay off. On Mount too

    4. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I would bench Jimenez or maybe Maddison

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      wow thats brutal. would bench mount i guess

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Özil is a bad pick right

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Awful.

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      if you have to ask

    4. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Arsenal players not named Aubazette or Lacameyang are big no-no

    5. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      if it was still 2014 or 15, he would be a great option.

  15. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Best midfield option inside 9M?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Maddison

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Pulisic

      1. Regin
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        yeah forgot. pulisic better option

      2. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Leaning towards him myself

    3. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      martial despite rashford stealing the show last night.

      1. FPL Bielsa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Martial was a disgrace yesterday and I own him. I’ll give him Villa home then be glad to see the back of him, shows about as much desire as Ozil on a bad day

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Probably Puli but Maddison will always be a solid pick

  16. Regin
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    So is Mount no longer nailed or will he back in the starting 11 next week?

    Should I bench him or Lundstram next week?

    Dont have funds to switch him to Pulisic without a hit. Will sell him after next week.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hard to bench either given the fixtures. No other option no?

      1. Regin
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        other options are soyuncu & tomori but i fancy them getting CS vs EVE & West Ham respectively. My front line have all great fixtures

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Of all those options I would bench Tomori tbh - he is the least exciting option and Lunds on the bench is always asking for trouble!

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

            I agree.

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      He is still pretty nailed. He got benched against City for tactical reasons. Chelsea has so many great attacking options that they all can't play at the same time. Mount is still Lampard's favourite boy!

      1. Regin
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        hmm. good point.

        1. Cheesyzoot
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Mini Frank will certainly start against Lamps' boyhood Hammers... it just has to be

  17. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Haven't been paying much attention to the Burnley defence other than Pope. This Taylor guy.. has he taken a first team spot or is he covering someone else?

    1. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      first team now. he lost his place to pieters when he was injured. should be regular starter now.

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Very interesting.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      always was first choice, pieters came in when he was injured preseason and didnt do enough wrong to get dropped for a little while

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Excellent. That sorts a niggling issue for me. Cheers pal, appreciated.

  18. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Bench one :

    A) Mount
    B) Soyuncu
    C) Lundstram
    D) Jimenez

    1. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      i got the same confusion between A & C.

      dont bench B & D

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Depends on Mount's minutes this midweek I guess

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Sounds like your squad is too packed. Sell someone.

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Pope
        TAA, Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Janmaat
        Mane, KdB, Martial, Mount, Hayden
        Jimenez, Tammy, Vardy

        Don't know if selling someone is the answer here. Got a lot of value tied up in most players so just a question of picking the right one to play and a strong bench is never a bad thing if it's not too expensif

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Fair enough it's not as stacked as I thought. Seen some crazy strong squads recently so I assumed. It's between Soyuncu and Lundstram for me... tough call. Start Lundstram.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        lol why. none of these guys are expensive

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Error in judgment

        2. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I mean the defenders who are on my bench. Lundstram, Soyuncu, Janmaat bought them when they weren't really expensive so it doesn't feel like I wasted value on my bench.

          For example having a 5.0 defender on the bench every week

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Nasty!

      It would have to be C) of those but benching the Lord is not to be taken lightly!

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah I know! He is on my bench this gameweek but luckily I got a no show from Janmaat so I will get his 3 points

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I don’t envy you mate. I avoided specific moves that gave me a similar headache for this very reason!

          1. Tshelby
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah it's not easy but it's fun to have a team that is better than just 11 regular starters imo

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Having a deep squad will ultimately pay off when everyone else is tearing their hair out when even the most nailed of players are rotated over the xmas period!

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      c

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Lundstram

    6. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      In your situation I'd bench Soyuncu, the others have more attacking threat and you're completely relying on Leicester to keep a clean sheet (which they probably will, haha). Lundstram is just too attacking and too owned for me to ever bench him.

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah will probably be Soyuncu because he is the one with the lowest ceiling based on the stats

  19. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Afternoon all

    Which of my options looks best to you? (@Amey I know what you'll say mate!)

    A) Mount > Pulisic
    B) Salah, Mount > Son, Pulisic (-4)
    C) Salah, Mount > KDB, Son (-4)
    D) save/ do nothing
    E) Something else

    1FT 1.3itb
    Pope
    TAA, Lunds, Soy
    Salah, Mané, Maddison, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimi
    (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)

    I will try and hold until after CL to see what Salah's fitness looks like and how many minutes Mount gets. I'm leaning towards either doing A) or saving FT.

    Cheers!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      easily d, as of right now

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        That is what I'd like to do tbh. I would like to have faith in Mount but will depend what happens with him midweek.

        Salah has to be a keeper but it totally depends on fitness and the trouble is it could be one of these super-annoying chronic background issues that never goes away.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      😛

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Believe me I would much rather just hold them both but they are both becoming less and less reliable as FPL assets which is annoying and when others are firing on all cylinders for same/ cheaper

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I have no remorse about selling Mount
          But Salah looks primed for a nice differential run in our teams if he starts firing all cylinders. Remember, it's very difficult to get him alongside Son Mane KDB. Even with so many dull performances, he's in the dream team atm for season. 10% EO

          He's my © if looks good in CL !!

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            I agree re Salah. Will all depend on how chronic this injury is. I’d itll remain in background it makes him a risky player to keep at that price.

            Mount is just disappointing as he is a great player who has the ability but getting overshadowed for the limelight atm...

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Yep
              I'm giving Son 2 gw's as you know.
              I mean, it's Mou not Pep/Klopp/OR any attacking minded manager after all. One bad performance & he'll move Son on lwb 😀

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                So true - but honestly I think Son will do very well. If it wasn't Salah I would have to lose to get him I would jump on him!

    3. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I would do D

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate - that's my preferred option but as I said to Embolofan above, depends a lot on how chronic Salah's injury looks and Mount's minutes in midweek!

        1. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Agree on that!

    4. Regin
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      b sounds exciting

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        It's one of those moves that if I just asked on here:
        "What do you think of this team, G2G?:
        £2.9itb
        Pope
        TAA, Lunds, Soy
        Salah, Son, Maddison, Pulisic
        Vardy, Abraham, Jimi
        (McGovern) (Willems, Rico, Dendo)"

        People would probably say it looks awesome.

        But then you think about moving on Salah and Mount for a hit when you look at their fixtures......
        Doesn't feel quite as exciting!

  20. DannyDrinkVodka
    8 months, 17 days ago

    1 FT, 0.3 ITB

    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Sterling KDB Maddison Martial Mount
    Vardy Abraham

    Soy Tomori Connolly Button

    What is my priortity? Getting in Mane, Son, or maybe Salah (it fit)? Bench crisis every week as well......

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      start tomori

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        *Soyuncu

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Maybe switching to a 4-4-2 is the way forward

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Getting a gk

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Quite right - Pope is the goalie

  21. DS29
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    1.Mount to pulisic
    2.Mount+rico to kdb+Williams
    3.Mount+martial to kdb+pulisic
    All for free
    Thanks!

  22. Kung Fu Football
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Which of these do you prefer, thanks :
    A - Mount > Pulisic
    B - Mount & Tierney > JWP & Robbo -4
    C - Mount & Tierney > Pulisic & PVA -4

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      A, because I don't like JWP or PVA

  23. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Is Barnes to Ings a good transfer?

    Just wondering whether Ings will start the next three games in quick succession

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I thinl it's a good move

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        *think

    2. andres
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      You had me at “barnes to..”

  24. Regin
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    the last 3 gws i got bench points of 23, 24, 14. wish i had played bench boost in either of these weeks. overall scores were 73,73, 81 & OR jumped from 883k to 142k.

  25. DannyDrinkVodka
    8 months, 17 days ago

    A) Sterling>Mane
    B) Sterling>Salah
    C) Sterling>Son
    D) Hold Sterling

    0.3 ITB 1FT

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      A

  26. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Which player will be this season's top point scorer?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Mane

  27. fantasyfootballer
    8 months, 17 days ago

    What to do? Help needed!

    A) Firmino & Mount > Maddison & Jimenez
    Or
    B) Mendy & Mount > Tomori & Pulisic

    Both would require a -4

  28. fusen
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    For people who are saying never bench lundstram, I think you just don't have decent bench coverage.

    It makes sense to have lundstram as one of your main 3 defenders if you have only 1 premier defender, but most will have Liverpool def and a Leciester def, which should be the main 2 starting defenders each week. After that preferably you have 3 rotating defenders and Lundstram is part of that rotation.

    He is definitely a good choice, but realistically he isn't going to score *and hasn't* in at least half of his games, so clearly there are sometimes players with better fixtures that it makes sense to play ahead of him.

    Now saying all of that. Lundy's next like 5-6 games are pretty much all ones where you'd probably start him every week anyway, but he's definitely not a 'automatic start' for anyone with a full non-bench fodder squad of 15.