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  1. Magpies4ever
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    On a WC, trying to decide between Kane and King or Tammy and Rashford

    Gazza, McGovern
    Digne, Rico, soy, kelly, lundstram
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Kane/Rashford, King/Tammy

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tammy & Rashy is a no brainer.

      There I jinxed it.

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

      Tammy Rashford

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I like Kane King to be honest - very nice fixtures

    4. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      King Kane

    5. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      King a bad pick

    6. D.Glynn
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Kane Ings?

      • Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Kane Pukki if you can afford

    7. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Merry Xmas and all folks..; Seeking suggestion on this lot:

      Hendo
      TAA Lund Soy
      Salah Sterling Alli Richarlison Grealish
      Vardy Mousset
      _______________________________
      McGovern Ings Dunk Rico

      1FT, 0.0m inb

      A) Save FT
      B) Dunk -> Kelly and play over Soy.
      C) Any other.

      Cheers!

      1. Magpies4ever
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looks Gtg, I’d save the ft

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

        A or B

        Nice team

      3. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

      4. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers lads. Just did Dunk-> Holgate.

    8. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Merry Christmas
      Hows it looking?

      Pope Button
      TAA Lunn Kelly (Soy Rico)
      Salah KDB Mount Grealish (Dendonc)
      Kane(C) Vardy Tammy

      Red arrow right?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Grey arrow.

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

          Ha
          That'll do

      2. Magpies4ever
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looks really good tbh, Kane looks like a good shout

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

          Hope so
          Thanks

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Depends if it score well or not

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

          Fingers crossed on Kane.
          He burned me already this season.

    9. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kane with amazing fixtures short term, but blanked 5 of 6 games under Mourinho. Is he really worth it?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Should play further forward with Son out. Nailed for all games. And on penos. Could be. I hope Alli outscores him well though.

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

        Probably not.

        But I'm taking my chances.

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Its a short term punt which can work really well (can also fail)

        If I had option to add him, I would have tried.

      4. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If your team structure allows it I think it is a good shout for next 3

      5. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nope

      6. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No

    10. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1:

      a) Kane + Romeu
      b) Jiminez + Maddison

      2:

      a) Gazzaniga + Otamendi
      b) Ramsdale + Aurier

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Help

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What's your question?

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            2 questions. Need to choose between the given options.

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              1. b
              2. b

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

      Bench one:

      A) Ings
      B) Cantwell

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

    12. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hey all, think I can put out a decent enough team tomorrow and was planning to WC in GW20. With that in mind should I replace Son this week and bench Pulisic or upgrade Ings > Kane?

      A Son > Alli (BRI)
      B Son > Richarlison (BUR)
      C Son >  Salah
      D  Ings > Kane (c)

      Heaton
      Lund / AWB / Kelly
      KDB / Pulisic / Mount / Cantwell
      Ings / Vardy / Tammy

      Pope / Son / Pereira / Rico 

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Do not bench Pulisic. I like D and cap him

      2. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        D prolly.

    13. JaydenLFC87
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What should I do??

      A) Son > Alli

      B) Son > Pogba

      C) Son Jimenez > Salah Greenwood -4

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        C if no Mane.

        1. The Head-Ake
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Else A

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

    14. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Captain:

      Salah
      KDB
      Tammy

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

        Tammy

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’m on Tammy

      3. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Own all three, on Kev ATM but all three under consideration.

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

        Currently KDB C, Tammy VC but considering switching.

    15. Dirty Leeds
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Considering Guaita on goal, would you double up with Kelly or go for another 4.4 Def (thinking of Holgate)?

      Rest of defenders are Lund, TAA, Soy and my man Rico.
      Thanks

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Holgate is a good pick

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Go Dubravka?

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Nah, don't think I dare to go there. Thanks in any case!

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

      Oh where do you go now my blue eyed son oh where do you go now my darling young one , i've stumbled on the side of 12 misty mountains, I've walked and and I've crawled on six crookef highways ,I've stepped in the middle of 7 sad forests, I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans I've been 10000 miles in the mouth of a graveyard, now you ask who to Captain

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Fail

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

          I met one man that was wounded in hatred I met another man that was wounded in love, met many that were wounded in Son

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

          ? Understand fella

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I was expecting a better structure.

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

              Ahh ok, just a feeling

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Nice.

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

              Well Rolls Structure means sh.. t its about about a little more, comprendo is all

      2. Gooner Kebab
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Easy with the mulled wine

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

          Too late

    17. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ryan (buton)
      Lund aurier kely (taa soy)
      Kdb ali mane grelish (dendo)
      Vardy rash tamy

      WC gw20, which transfer this gw ?

      A) buton to hendo/guaita, bench ryan
      B) taa to digne/baldock, bench rash start ryan
      C) dendo to cantwel, bench rash start ryan
      D) rash to 10.0 fwd, start ryan

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You are considering benching rash? Surely rash should start over kelly or cantwell even if u go b or c. I would go A though

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Or b digne and bench kelly and play rash

    18. Viper
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hi all, happy Christmas 🙂

      Thoughts on this?

      Henderson

      Lundstram Kelly Robertson (Guilbert Soyuncu)

      Alli Mané Grealish Pulisic (Son)

      Mousset Vardy Rashford

      A. Save ft.

      B. Son & Pulisic - > Salah & Cantwell (-4)

      C. Son & Pulisic - > KDB & Zaha (-4)

      D. Son & Pulisic - > KDB & Cantwell. Upgrade Mousset to upto 7.2m striker next week

      E. Suggestions?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Like D a lot tbf. But also like pulisic fixture this week and wouldn't bench anyone for Cantwell. I'd probs go A

      2. Jernau M Gurgeh
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Chelsea next 5 games not too bad.
        In your case I would consider (as a thought)Son to Willian and play both Pulisic and Willian and decide after what to do with the cash.
        .

    19. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Which pair would you pick for the run-in?

      A) Sidibe/PvA
      B) Digne/Tomkins

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I like B.

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

        A is amazing

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

          Hope Ancelloti starts Sidibe, coz he has more attacking threat than Tomkins.

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B also

      5. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

    20. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ok. All set Richarlison is my punt.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Same. Good luck bro

    21. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hmm I have the armband on KDB and VC on Tammy but just remembered MCI play a whole day after anyone else. I know it sounds weird but that puts me off captaining him!

      Am I mad??

      1. Starky22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

      2. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yup. Playing wolves away may be a better reason not to.

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

          You’d rate Tammy to return more than him?

          1. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Maybe! What are the other options?

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

              Alli, KDB, Tammy, Vardy, Mané, Ings, Grealish

      3. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes. Kick off day or time is irrelevant

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

          Obv in reality it’s irrelevant but do you never have a gut feel for something. Like how some avoid early kick off players sometimes or Friday night matches etc?

    22. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Play one:
      A. Tomori
      B. Targett

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Tomori

    23. Wolf of Wolverhampton
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Which 2 would you bench?

      a) Cantwell (avl)
      b) Jimenez (MCI)
      c) TAA (lei)
      d) Vardy (LIV)
      e) Grealish (NOR)
      f) Ings (che)

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'd start with A
        And sort C and D of that list

      2. D.Glynn
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Similar to my decision, currently have vardy on the bench but I don't like it... Might switch to A.

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

        Own your moves FFS how in hell will you get to be good at the game orherwise, Is this harsh ?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No

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

            😆

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

            Ahh not harsh then

        2. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Are you new to this forum?

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

            Lol no, been pushing this forever

      4. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A Willems fit ?
        B Clark to Kelly ?

        Thanks a lot and happy Xmas all 🙂

      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Think I’m going to captain one of my home boys. Best pick guys? Cheers 🙂

        Abraham (SOU)
        Vardy (LIV)
        Richarlison (BUR)
        Grealish (NOR)
        Alli (BRI)

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'm on Alli atm, not confident in any of them really

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Could go Mane it Kev. I think all of them above could explode. It’s just picking which ones

        2. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks mate.

        3. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Abe

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers bro

      6. jamie1972
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Both a bit punty but Son to

        a) Pogba
        b) Mahrez
        c) Someone else

        (have Mane KDB Alli Richa)

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

      7. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        On WC gw20 best option to complete mids/fwds (1 will be a sub)

        A) Cantwell Maupay
        B) Grealish Greenwood

        Salah Sterling KDB Alli xxx
        Vardy Tammy xxx

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B

      8. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Start one:
        A) Mousset WAT
        B) Maddison LIV

        Captain one:
        1) Lundstram WAT
        2) Alli BHA
        3) Rashford NEW

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A 1

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sorry a3

      9. Vardy boys
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who to start-

          A) Maddison
          B) Ings

          ?

        • Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A. No transfers and swallow Son price drop but weak bench
          B. Son to maddison with eye on gw20. Would bench maddison this gw to avoid losing 0.1 on son

          A. Is safer right? Dunk and soy are my bench. Risk of rest being abraham and cantwell from my first 11

          1. jamie1972
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Don't think Son will drop again will he?

        • KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Merry Xmas to you gorgeous lot.
          I'm going to assume there will be little price movements tonight seeing as today is Christmas Day?

          1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Planning to save anyway but a Heaton or Mount drop would concern me.

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            You'd hope so haha

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              But here we are 🙂 how you shaped up. I'm thinking Son to Cantwell, gives me a nice 6.5m itb to upgrade Jota or Mousset

              1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Cool, yes get Kane with money 🙂

                Looking OK I think:
                Heaton
                Aurier | Lundstram | Kelly
                Salah | Mane | KdB | Mount | Cantwell
                Kane (C) | Vardy (VC)

                Martin | Soyuncu | Greenwood | Rico*

                1. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Absolutely love that. Would change teams in a heartbeat

                  1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thanks mate

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

          Anybody around that thinks Pulisic may be hauling this GW? Gut says its payback time

          1. Public user
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Been thinking it for .. 2 months ?

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

              Lol yep

        • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Repost sorry

          What do I do here lads? Got 1FT, 0.7 ITB, cheers!

          Hendo,Button
          TAA,Salah,Lund,Rico,Chambers
          Salah,Kdb,Zaha,Alli,Grealish
          Jimenez,Vardy,Mousset

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Soyuncu*

        • Public user
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          One big question ,

          Aurier Kelly lunds taa ing

          Bench one , btw merry Xmas to all!

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

            Benching Ings, tough but figure he is very much due a blank

          2. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Kelly