Opinion

Who are the best FPL players to sign over the Christmas period?

We’ve assembled another panel of Fantasy managers to address the main topics of discussion ahead of Gameweek 17.

Earlier in the week, we asked you for your Fantasy Premier League-related posers and conundrums.

We’ve selected six questions that covered many of the recurring themes – from strategy over the festive season to Manchester City assets – and put them to our panel.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

G-Whizz – A valued member of our moderator team and currently in his fifth FPL season, G-Whizz managed a personal best finish of 4,404th in 2018/19.

Andy – Pro Pundit, Let’s Talk FPL host and occasional Scoutcaster, Andy has come aboard to Fantasy Football Scout full-time recently. He has two top 10k finishes and an additional three inside the top 20k over the last nine years.

Lateriser – Another one of our Pro Pundits, Lateriser has registered two finishes in the top 200 (one of them equating to number one in India) and four in the top 10,000 in the last six seasons.

QUESTIONS

Jay Arell: Is Christian Pulisic’s time over for now? It’s now four blanks in a row despite his promising stats.

Andy: It certainly feels like Christian Pulisic’s time is up… nearly. I’m currently an owner and four back-to-back blanks has been frustrating, to say the least.

I’m loathe to transfer him out before a home game against Bournemouth though. I made the mistake of selling Mason Mount before the clash with Aston Villa and he went and got himself a goal.

As mentioned in the question, the underlying stats are still looking fairly good. Over the last four Gameweeks, he’s eighth for xG from open play and only Diogo Jota, Gabriel Jesus, Raúl Jiménez and of course Jamie Vardy have had more shots inside the box over the same time.

Bournemouth will potentially be without Nathan Aké, Steve Cook and Adam Smith for Gameweek 17, too.

Disappointment is the only thing I can foresee if I take Pulisic out, before giving him the chance to redeem himself. If he blanks again though there’s a certain well-rested Dele Alli and Son Heung-min that are on my Christmas list.


KHAAAN!!!: What do you believe would be a good differential strategy to adopt for any managers outside of the top 100k with a “template” team, who might be struggling to catch up?

Lateriser: If you don’t already know my playing style, I am someone who doesn’t believe in paying too much attention to the ownership of players. If you are outside the top 100k, it doesn’t really matter at this stage of the season. I strongly believe that if you’re in the top 500k at this point, you have a really good shot of making the top 10k this season.

You need to nail your chips to perfection and need to get the majority of the captaincy calls correctly in your favour. That said, it really isn’t as simple as it sounds.

A couple of opportunities open up in the short term for you. After this Gameweek, Jamie Vardy plays Manchester City and Liverpool. Most managers will not captain Vardy during this period so the captaincy percentages will be split. A good differential captain in such a period will help make ground quickly.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Diogo Jota or Raul Jimenez in Gameweek 18 and one of the Spurs/United options in Gameweek 19 look like good bets. If you think you can deal with the heavy effective ownership, you can even give a Liverpool midfielder the armband this week instead of going with Vardy. I don’t think of this as particularly brave because for me Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Vardy are all equally good options. Roll the dice, I say. Listen to your instinct.

When it comes to playing the game and looking for differentials, my advice to you would be to not go for a differential just for the sake of a differential. Go ahead and pick who you genuinely think is the best option for your squad, trust your instinct and ignore the ownership. This is the most fun way to play the game.


Blaine Mcculla: Who are the best defenders to bring in over the festive period?

G-Whizz: I suppose it depends on how much you want to splash out and spend? Crystal Palace’s fixtures look golden for quite a while and I needed a cheap one so went for Martin Kelly. I was also looking more short term so went for Sheffield United and doubled up with Dean Henderson (in place of Nick Pope) in goal for the next three (AVL, bha and WAT).

Clearly my crystal ball is a bit cloudy at the moment and I should have gone with George Baldock and/or Enda Stevens!

Over the next eight Gameweeks, the Season Ticker puts Crystal Palace at the top of the pile overall and third when looking at the fixtures from a defensive point of view.

Aston Villa’s fixtures also look great, and Matt Targett could be a decent asset at such a low price. I can easily see managers who are looking to utilise their Wildcard considering him and/or Tom Heaton as an option.

Manchester City show up in second place but for me, at those prices, I’m sure value and “nailed-ness” could be found in abundance elsewhere and they haven’t looked solid since Aymeric Laporte’s injury. I’d honestly rather pick a Tottenham Hotspur defender over a Manchester City one right now, and their run over the next eight isn’t too bad really considering they only have to face Chelsea and Liverpool over that period of time.


Abinash Parajuli: Who is your must-have Christmas asset?

Kane, Son and Alli continue blistering start to Mourinho's reign

Andy: The one thing I’m asking for this year is a green arrow. To get one of those I suppose I’m going to need a must-have player or two.

I’ve kind of given the game away with my Pulisic answer but I can’t look past the Spurs midfielders right now in Dele Alli and Son Heung-min. Looking at the Fantasy Football Scout Season Ticker, Spurs have the second-best fixtures for attacking returns from now until Gameweek 21.

With a rank of sub-500,000, I’m looking for some differentials to give me some Christmas cheer. While Son may be owned by 19.8% and Alli 11.8% they are still different enough in my book, with Brighton (h), Norwich (a) and Southampton (a) to come over Christmas. They’re potentially even captaincy options.

Sometimes the best way to get a differential is to own two attackers from the same team. Plenty will own one of these two, but not many will own both – not yet at least. It’s cheating a little bit in terms of the question asked, but I think it’s one of my best chances of beating the competition at the moment. They have the form, the fixtures, and are posting some good underlying statistics.

There’s not much to dislike, and while I’d love my must-have player to be Harry Maguire, it may be time to be a bit more realistic.


Eirik Borander: I’m considering Anthony Martial versus Marcus Rashford. What are your thoughts on the Manchester United offensive assets?

Lateriser: I am a Manchester United fan and I feel like we are turning a corner. We are playing some pretty good football right now and I think it is a good time to invest in Manchester United assets.

I currently own Anthony Martial and I am looking at getting Marcus Rashford into my side as he looks like one of the best attackers in the league on current form. I wouldn’t buy into the whole ‘we don’t do well against deep block’ theory too much while picking the players. I had a look at the stats and found that Rashford actually has a higher rate of shots in the box, big chances and big chances created versus the weaker opposition.

If you are picking just one of them at the moment, it is a no-contest in my opinion: Rashford is quite comfortably the better pick at this stage. He is matching Vardy and Mane’s output on current form for much less cash. He passes the eye-test and is statistically outperforming Martial as well. This is simply the best I’ve seen him play. He looks incredibly hungry.

On top of that, he plays 90 minutes more often than not and also has penalties on his side. Another thing I’d like to add here is that Martial is also seemingly more injury-prone. That said, I do like both picks and I’m currently contemplating doubling up on the United attack. But I’m firmly on Team Rashford if you are looking to pick one.


Hutch: Is it time to drop one or both of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne?

G-Whizz: It depends on your team set-up but for me personally, I had both in a 3-4-3 and decided to drop Sterling for James Maddison for Gameweek 13.

Since that move, Maddison has scored 3, 2, 10, 9 and Sterling 2, 7, 3 and 2 respectively. Don’t get me wrong, there may well be Gameweeks where the reverse will happen, but in the main, I feel with the way Leicester and Manchester City are playing at the moment you’re likely to get more out of ditching one or the other. Clearly, who you bring in to replace Sterling or De Bruyne is also going to be a factor.

De Bruyne had to stay for me at the time and through that same period outscored Sterling by seven points (21 to 14), so at least that has worked out and most of their attacking play goes through him somewhere along the line.

I had bought De Bruyne at £9.5m so the recent price drop meant I can no longer do a straight swap to Son Heung-min but I’m more than willing to still find a way to go through with that move and have no City players at all for the foreseeable future – maybe even right up until Gameweek 33.


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819 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Old Fashioned Parisian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Can't decide...

    Pope
    Pereira/Soy/Lundstram
    Salah/KDB/Cantwell/Alli
    Vardy/Ings/Kane

    A.KDB>>Son
    B.KDD>>Mane'
    C.Good To Go....

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Cantwell is an issue

    3. Fibonacci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      C

    4. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      For hit?

    5. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Keep kdp this week

  2. #POGBACK
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    `Who scores more this weekend..

    1) Mount
    2) Kane
    3) Rashford

    1. Dave Bauer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      For me probably Rashford.

    2. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      3 cause I have him...

    3. Fibonacci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Strangely i think Mount. Rash up against the new manager bounce.

    4. MC Hammer
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      321 but don't quote me on that

  3. Dave Bauer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Those who still have their first wildcard to use:

    When are you planning to use it?
    Any early ideas on squad make up? Dead certs to be in it?

    Just doing some early planning while my boss is off 🙂

    1. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Using mine next week

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      after listening to Mark, I think I'm doing it at gw19 instead.

      The only tough fixture is Leicester vs. Pool that gw.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        When did Mark comment this?

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah who said that? Gw20 looks good

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      GW18 or 19 but depends on your team really. Dead certs Spurs midfielder and Lundstram

    4. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Pre-boxing day fixtures (dunno what gw that is) was always the best time.

  4. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    KDB in a 352
    or
    Rashford in a 343?

    Currently have:
    KDB. Son, Maddison, Alli, Mane
    Vardy, Tammy

    1. Ole's at the wheel
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Rash

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Right now it's Rashford by a mile.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Rash

    4. MC Hammer
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Rash

  5. Fibonacci
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bench Dilemma.

    Henderson
    Soyuncu TAA Lundstram
    Alli Mane KDB Pulisic
    Vardy(c) Abraham Jimenez

    Stekelenburg | Grealish Kelly Rico Cash ITB - 0.0m

    Currently have Grealish first bench but considering switching to Jimenez. Thoughts?

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Play Jim

  6. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed so I'll try again....

    Wildcard next week so any 1 week punts with this team? (1ft + 0.7)

    Gazzaniga Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Tomori Kelly
    Salah KDB Alli Maddison Dendoncker
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Don't see any improvements for this week!

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        I can't either but seems a shame to waste a transfer

  7. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Which one?
    A-Robertson-Jimenez >> Aurier-Rashford
    B-Robertson-Mount >> Willems-Alli

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate

  8. balint84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Lowton to

    A) Willems (4.7)
    B) Fernandez (4.4)
    C) Burn (4.5)
    D) Targett (4.4)

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A or B

    2. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      D

  9. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Am I GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    Mane Alli Grealish Son Maddison
    Abraham Vardy

    Button, Kelly, Rico, Connolly

    4.2m itb

  10. George James
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Best move?

    A) KDB + Jimenez >> Alli + Rashford

    B) Zaha + Jimenez >> Grealish + Rashford

    C) Cantwell + Jimenez >> Dendonker + Rashford

    D) Just keep Jimenez

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I like B. I think Grealish is a great FPL pick, and Rashford is in amazing form.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I'd probably prefer B

    4. Fibonacci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      D. You will Jimenez in GW18

    5. George James
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      cheers all. taking out zaha before brighton at home monday night doesnt seem right but stats are awful

  11. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    @_pauljoyce
    Liverpool ready to move for Red Bull Salzburg’s Takumi Minamino in January. He has a release clause of just £7.25million

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/liverpool-close-on-red-bull-salzburg-star-takumi-minamino-and-can-sign-him-for-just-7-25m-8zzkc9knv

    😎

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      @JamesPearceLFC
      Understand it's highly likely that Minamino joins Liverpool in January. Expect it to happen. Exciting deal. #LFC

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      It makes me nervous when Ian Graham spots a bargain. Other teams should bid on him too just because Liverpool are...

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Pitty that the best RBS player, Haaland, probably goes to Dortmund instead of a PL club

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Minamino was their best player in the 2 games against us and Haaland wasn't nearly as impressive as Hwang to be honest.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Agree for the Liverpool matches

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Speaking of Hwang..

            @JPercyTelegraph
            #Wolves are joining the chase to sign Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan. Deal more likely to be for the summer, and there will obviously be competition, but strong interest #wwfc https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/12/11/wolves-prepare-january-swoop-salzburg-forward-hwang-hee-chan/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw … via @telefootball

  12. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Opinions on this plan?

    Before 18: TAA Hayden to Targett Grealish
    Before 19: Tomori to Aurier
    Before 20: Henderson to Guaita.

  13. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on team? 1FT

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Alli Mount Mane Maddison
    Abraham Vardy Rashford

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      My taste of team, have the same except from Henderson and Son for Mount. Switch Pope to Guaita, Henderson or Ryan?

      1. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Maybe Mount to Grealish and I personally prefer Son to Ali, but looks really good. Love the front 3.

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      save

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      VAR is gorgeous. GTG this week, roll the FT.

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Too late to get Kelly or nailed till over christmas?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Nailed, Ward is probably a long term absentee.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  15. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Who to start?
    A) Shelvey
    B) McGinn
    C) Guilbert

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B I guess.

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Ryan
    Lundstram, TAA, Soyuncu, Aurier
    Son, KDB, Mane, Pulisic
    Vardy, Jiminez

    Ramsdale, Mousset, Rico, Longstaff

    0.2 in the bank, 1 free transfer. Stick with it and bank the transfer?

    1. George James
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would play Mousset over Aurier

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Hmm, I'm thinking that. I feel I need to play him somehow

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Gaz or Hendo... Who goes who stays?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Probably Henderson out

  18. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    A Mane vs Watford home
    B Son vs Wolves Away
    C KDB vs Arsenal Away
    Most Points?
    Least points?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A
      C

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Most points: Mane
      Least points: Son

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A
      B

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      So why early tfrs for Son and Ditching one of the other 2 this week? Next week yes.

  19. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Play

    A) Grealish (Sheff away)
    B) Soyuncu (Norwich home)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      That's tough... B probably

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      b

    3. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Strange - was just about to ask the same thing! Currently benching Grealish but it doesn't feel right.

    4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Soyuncu feels like a very safe 6 points.
      Grealish might well score given his form, but you'd think SHU won't concede enough for him to haul

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B

  20. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Wow Pulisic gone down in price, was hoping he wouldn't drop until after this gw

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I'm tempted to bring him in for Mount!

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Lol I'm swapping him out for Grealish if he blanks.

  21. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Pope (button)
    Robbo, Lund, Chilwell (kelly, janmaat)
    Salah (c), Alli, Mount, KDB (dendoncker)
    Vardy (vc), Rashford, Mousset

    GTG?

  22. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Morning
    Am I G2G for this week?

    0FT 5.7itb
    Guaita
    TAA, Lunds, Soy
    Mané, Alli, Maddison, Mount
    Vardy (C), Tammy, Ings
    (McGovern) (Willems, Dendo, Rico)

    GW18: Mount > Son (+another trf to fund:)
    GW19: Ings > Rashford

    I would love Grealish in but I could only get him for Dendo in GW18 if either:
    1) I don’t get Rashford in GW19
    2) I drop TAA to a max 4.9m

    What do you think of plan?

    Thanks and GL all!

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      If you do (2) you'd end up with a front 8 of:

      Mane Alli Madd Son Grealish
      Vardy Tammy Rash

      I've no issues with strong bench but I wouldn't spend two transfers on Grealish when realistically you'd only start him in GW18.

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry, maybe I misread. Does "(+another trf to fund:)" mean you're going to downgrade one of your other attackers?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          If I forget Grealish then I would need to find 0.6/0.7 to fund Ings > Rashford in GW19. Could downgrade Soy to Kelly

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Ah, I see. If I needed cash I'd be breaking the TAA piggy bank, personally.

            Grealish is a great option but if you're going to have Mane, Son, Alli, Maddison, Vardy, Tammy, Rash then I wouldn't bother with him

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Yeh I have obv considered dropping TAA for a few.

              Luckily, as I plan to wait on Rash until GW19 I may be less impressed by then and not get him!

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg. Like the moves a lot. How you thinking of funding Mount to Son?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Oh. 5.7 itb lol

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Yeh lol

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you mate!

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Have exact funds for KDB, Mount, Connolly to Rash, Madi, Dendo (-4). The temptation

  24. linkafu
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling or KDB?? Long term

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Wouldn't really want either in the medium term, but KDB

        1. linkafu
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Why not in midterm? He s rested, and City need points like never. I will just have one city asset for Christmas.

            1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              They don't have a run of good fixtures consecutively until GW33, and I don't fancy City all that much right now.
              Still think Kev will do well, but not as well as the alternatives.
              I'm keeping this week for Arsenal, and probably GW18 because I've other transfers to make, but he's probably making way for Son in GW19.

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

          KdB

          But I’m seriously considering Dilva as 5th mid. He’s been very consistent and us getting good minutes. That could get me a power midfield of

          Mane Son Alli Maddison Dilva

          If I hold KdB I’m committing to a 3-4-3 really or someone like Grealish as 5th mid

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            That's a very nice midfield

          2. linkafu
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Nice midfield! I like Dilva too but I think he will be more benched than KDB or Sterling during Christmas

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

                True

                But with Ings as 8th attacker I’m reasonably relaxed - just hope he doesn’t get the same rests.

                Real question for me is whether to shake up midfield by moving off KdB or defence by dumping TAA

        3. Hryszko
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Really stuck here, can anyone help?

          Thinking of doing KDB > Pulisic & Jiminez > Jesus yay or nay?

          Team currently is:

          Pope
          Soy / Trent / Lundstram
          KDB / Son / Mane / Maddison
          Jiminez / Ings / Vardy

          Henderson / Cantwell / Rico / Williams

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Nah. I'd do Pope to Martin and save 2nd FT tbh

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Jimi, KDB to Rash, Madi would be one I'd consider also

            1. Hryszko
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              I've already got Maddison?

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 4 days ago

                My bad. Save FT

          3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            I wouldn't be bringing Pulisic or Jesus in right now.

            Your team looks good for this week - how many FTs do you have?

            1. Hryszko
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              1FT left currently, so would have 2 if i carried it?

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah, just roll it I think. KDB has a good fixture this week, but I'd consider moving him on after.

                I'd be looking at the likes of Rashford, Grealish, Alli, maybe Tammy rather than Pulisic or Jesus.

        4. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Liverpool to sign Takumi minamino in jan. !
          This is going to be a great deal if true.

        5. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 4 days ago

          For those on template TAA Soy Lund what are the plans?

          None looks great over the next few though I suppose mix and match could work.

          Is TAA to Aurier potentially sound from 19? Taken by the stat that under Mou Spurs are conceding very few big chances.

          1. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Think I’ll hold Trent, and do Robertson to Aurier then will allow Zaha to son

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Happy with Lund and Perreira personally. Thinking or going TAA to Aurier next gw myself 🙂 would help fund Rashford

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

              Great call on Pereira - jealous

              Suspect he could well turn out highest scoring defender.,contemplating the switch from Soy if I ditch TAA as a long term hold

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Cheers. Got him gw9 on my WC so finally showing his worth.. I mean also got in Tierney but let's not talk about that

          3. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            I have TAA and Aurier. Was thinking Schar in next week

          4. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Keeping taa . Soy to aurier is an option. I'm rotating Lund with clark

          5. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Happy enough with Rico and Kelly in the mix. Willing to lose TAA from 18-25 but I don't see many options worth spending a transfer on.
            If I've a spare transfer at some point I might give Aurier a spin.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              This is it..there's no premium defender to replace taa. Having a defence where the most expensive player is 5m doesn't feel right

              1. Fit_to_drop
                  7 months, 4 days ago

                  Ricardo Perreira

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

                TAA to Aurier tempts me as it funds Guaita from Henderson in my case and leaves funds for a power midfield too

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 4 days ago

                  So you'd be rolling with

                  Guaita
                  Aurier Soy Lund
                  Mane Son Alli Maddison Silva
                  Vardy Rashford (/Tammy?)

                  with Ings as an 8th attacker, right?

                  Looks great tbf, by what GW do you think you could have that in place?

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

                    Losing both KdB and TAA would take a good 4/5 weeks by which time things will have switched around probs

                    But just seen I could just about have this by 21 or 20 with a hit. The other version of midfield would take another week

                    Guaita
                    Aurier Soy Lund (Guilbert Rico)
                    Mane KdB Son Maddison Martial
                    Vardy Rashford (Mousset)

            2. MC Hammer
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              I am actually beginning to lose faith with the Lord

              1. Arse Craic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Jesus?

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

                But he’s a hold surely if you got him cheap - still a great first or second bench come what may

              3. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Defo didn't watch is against Norwich then 😉

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Mcgoldrick is idolised by us Sheff U fans... He's on 28 points with 1 assist 🙂

              1. Arse Craic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Haha

              2. Warby84
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Pulisic on a mini slump but can explode unlike McGoldrick haha,

          6. JayJay96
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Hi everyone!

            Haven’t been on this page for a while but this is the first time in ages where I’m in two minds so could do with some advice??

            Current team for this game week

            Schmeichal

            Aurier - Lundstram - Soyuncu

            Salah Alli JWP Pulisic Martial

            Kane Vardy

            Subs : Button - Ings - Kelly - Diop

            I really want Ings in my starting 11. I don’t know who to replace him with......

            Same with Kelly. Do I go Kelly over Aurier? Considering he’s had a rest in the UCL and wolves play Europa Thursday...

            1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Play Ings over JWP, and keep Aurier on.

            2. Klein
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              I would play ings for jwp. Kelly for aurier. Jwp first sub.

          7. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Happy Thursday

            This bench headache is driving me crazy, think Chilwell (NOR) gets the nod but who else plays out of:

            1. Lundstram (AVL) have Henderson
            2. Soyuncu (NOR)

            ?

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Always play the attacker

            2. Arse Craic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              Play the midfielder

            3. Warby84
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              2