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Everton assets on the FPL radar following Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival

One of the world’s best FPL managers, Tom Freeman, takes a closer look at how Everton assets are shaping up under Carlo Ancelotti.


Gameweek 20 has drawn to a close and went pretty well for me after I activated my Wildcard, which I left until the last possible week.

A total of 66 points has seen my overall rank rise to 36,928, which is just 26 points off the top 10k.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5) was the star of the show but there were also returns for six others, including Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m), who has really flourished since Nigel Pearson took charge. In fact, looking at data from Gameweek 17-20, only Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) has taken more shots in the box than Sarr, amongst midfielders.

Looking ahead, Everton are a team on my radar, with fixtures turning in Gameweek 22.

In just two matches, new head coach Carlo Ancelotti has installed a more adventurous brand of football, with real attacking intent.

Against Newcastle, The Toffees had an impressive 22 shots, nine of which were on target.

Caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson had successfully used a 4-4-2 for his few games in charge, whilst Ancelotti primarily used variations of a 4-4-2 at Napoli, so continuing with this shape, with limited time to work on tactics, made absolute sense – though he has added his own twist, which sees it transform into something resembling a 3-5-2 when in possession, with Lucas Digne (£5.9m) pushing high on the left.

With five goals in his last five league games, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) is a player near the top of my Watchlist. After being praised by Ancelotti after scoring the winner against Burnley, he took on the manager’s encouragement by scoring two classic poacher goals against Newcastle United, whilst also creating five chances.

A quick look at Calvert-Lewin’s shot locations over the last two Gameweeks tells us he’s getting quality chances, close to goal.

Defensively, work still needs to be done – not surprising when Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) and Tom Davies (£5.3m) are your central midfielders in a 4-4-2.

Despite this, Djibril Sidibé’s (£5.3m) inclusion as a wide midfielder, rather than full-back, against Burnley was interesting, and something I’m monitoring.

These quotes from Ancelotti, where he discusses the Frenchman’s role after the game, tells us more:

Offensively, he stayed wide. On the other side we had Digne to cover the space there. Defensively (Sidibe) was working in the line of the midfielders, and the 4-4-2 shape, defensively, didn’t change. We tried to build up with Coleman a little bit back, and Sidibe more forward. It went well because he put the cross in for Calvert-Lewin to score the goal.

It’s early days for Ancelotti at Everton but it has been an exciting start.

Also, a quick word on Manchester City, who switched things up in the second half against Sheffield United, and were much improved.

De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) played in a double pivot, with Rodri (£5.4m) dropping back and forming a three-man defence with Fernandinho (£5.2m) and Eric Garcia (£4.5m), when in possession. 

Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) moved inside as a number 10, whilst the full-backs were given more license to attack.

How Pep Guardiola sets up going forward is impossible to predict, but that Aston Villa fixture in Gameweek 22 could be one to target.

As focus turns to New Year’s Day and Gameweek 21, here is how I’m currently set up.

If John Lundstram (£5.2m) is passed fit, I’ll likely roll a transfer, which gives me a bit more flexibility if I want to bring in one or two Everton assets next week.

In terms of captaincy, I’m currently on Jamie Vardy (£10.1m). I have fond memories of captaining him in the reverse fixture back in Gameweek 7 and, with Leicester City resting nine players against West Ham United, a fresh starting XI including Vardy will hopefully be set to profit.

Thanks for reading… until next time.


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  1. Pass it to Demba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A - Martinelli first sub Fornals
    B - Fornals Martinelli 3rd sub

  2. Allis Deli
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hey all, can't decide.

    Start Maupay or Moura

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maupay

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Moura

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Moura

    4. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maupau

    5. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lucas

  3. RVP20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which keeper to bring in?

    (A) Ryan
    (B) Ramsdale
    (C) Fabianski
    (D) Foster

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

    2. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

    3. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C if you are expecting miracles from Moyes, otherwise E. Henderson

  4. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which trio do you prefer?

    A. Robbo, Martial, Maddy
    B. Soyu, Mane, Traore

    Will have Salah & TAA also

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A if Traoré is a starter.

    3. Origal73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    4. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thanks all. Yeah it means staring Traore most weeks. A seems more balanced.

  5. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Play 1 ?

    A) Kelly - away to Norwich

    B) Rico - away to WH

    C) Lundstram - away to the pool

    Thanks guys.

    1. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B. 0-0

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bournemouth look awful at the moment and are now playing a team with suspected new manager bounce.

        1. Pass it to Demba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You're right just get the feeling norwich turn off when the pressure isnt on

          1. Pass it to Demba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Also new manager is technically a very old manager with outdated methods. Hes gonna throw a team of over payed under performers out there just because he used them 2 years ago. Scots dont change

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A is the one most likely to keep a cleanie imo.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Palace have been unlucky to keep a CS recently, surely one is coming

  6. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Maddison -79.6

    No way that he's falling tonight?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Just bought him so no.

  7. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Play one

    A) Aurier

    B) Hanley

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers lads

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    3. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aurier
      Simply because he bathes Mourinho after the game and feeds him grapes

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is this Jay from The Inbetweeners?

        1. Pass it to Demba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nah I think he said Aurier or Hanley.
          Jay hasn't made a start yet

    4. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aurier

  8. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Captain is a toughie

    A) Salah
    B) Firmino
    C) KDB
    D) Vardy

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      D

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah

    3. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      D

  9. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    GTG?(-4) 0.0 itb
    Kasper
    TAA Rico Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Martial
    Vardy(c) Jimenez Maupay
    (4.0 Cantwell Holgate Lund)

  10. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any chance Otamendi starts this weekend?

  11. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    4.8 for a defender - is it worth going with a WHU asset ahead of the DGW and potential new manager bounce?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

      1. SheBangsTheDrums
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any suggested alternatives?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Everton or Watford defenders

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maybe Fabianski

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No, but I might get Reid because he is 3.9 to free up some funds. Will he even get minutes? I actually think yes, but I wont play him in the double anyway (legit just for cash move)

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For a DGW of lei/LIV? Really?

    5. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm getting Fabianski in.

  12. FPL Team of the Decade
    ktk_interista
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A question for the old timers like myself. With the decade closing and team of the decade picks flying around everywhere whether for clubs or leagues, it is time for an FPL team of the decade. Who would make the cut in your team. Here is mine:

    Fabianski

    Ivanovic
    Baines
    Alonso/TAA

    Sanchez
    Hazard
    Salah
    Siggurdson/D.Silva

    Kane
    Aguero
    RVP

    Some big names have missed out like Suarez. To justify that, here are top scorers of the decade. Aguero and Kane have to be there for me. The third spot was tricky but I opted for RVP in the end.

    Sergio Aguero 174
    Harry Kane 136
    Wayne Rooney 114
    Romelu Lukaku 113
    Robin van Persie 98

    1. threeputt
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Suarez reason is not justified, he hasn't spent as many years in the prem as someone like Kane for example

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      KdB over Siggy or Silva.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Silva most PL assists, has to be there

    3. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Toure, Terry, Rooney maybe?

      1. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rooney over RVP though? RVP has been absolutely essential for 3 seasons in a row. Last 2 at Arsenal and his first at Man Utd. He was unstoppable. Perma-captain material. Rooney was playing CDM for his last 2 or 3 seasons. But earlier in the decade he was massive. Both great picks tbh and you can make a case for both.

        1. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not sure. Just dropped those names who could also be in. Gerrard who was mentioned by Blueberg is definitely one to consider too.

    4. Little Lukin
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You lost me at Fabianski

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Have you played fantasy before? He's been 4.5m/5m every season and was top/close to top for the past 4.5 years or so. Always topping the saves chart.

      2. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I am not saying he is the best GK in football terms. But in terms of fpl the man has been a legend no matter what club he played for year after year. You have to factor in save points, his budget price and baps appeal when you have judge from fpl perspective.

    5. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yaya Toure?

      1. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He has been really great and essential just 1 season though. A couple of other decent ones, but I prefer Siggy over him for value and consistency over multiple seasons.

    6. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Love this btw

    7. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hart, (Fabianski)
      Baines, Terry, Alonso, (Ivanovic, Evra)
      Salah, Hazard, Eriksen, D.Silva, (Sanchez or Sterling)
      Aguero, Kane, Rooney

      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        * Hart , (Ederson)

        1. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I forgot Baines yeah. I'd have him over Alonso and maybe TAA. I like most of your picks except for the keepers. I don't remember Hart or Ederson were ever being good value or that highly owned. Not enough save points or bonus and with a premium-ish price.

          1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Hart returned scores of 175, 166 and 158 during the decade.
            No other goalkeeper beat 150 more than twice.
            The only others to beat 150 twice according to my records were Ederson (159 & 169), Cech (158 & 159) and Fabianski (151 & 157).
            My team is based on the numbers of high scores, rather than on value.

          2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            You did include Baines.
            It was probably Terry that you forgot.

    8. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      VIDIC? DROGBA? LAMPARD? RONALDO? gareth barry? Michu? Terry? Henry?

      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ronaldo's last Premier League season was back in 2008/09.
        Henry's was in 2006/07.
        Drogba scored 242 in 2009/10, but his only 150+ FPL score in the decade just ending was 176 in 2010/11.
        Lampard scored 284 in 2009/10, but his only FPL score of 150 or more in the decade just ending was 150 in 2012/13.
        Terry is in my selection.
        Michu had only one strong FPL season in the decade (190 in 2012/13), but Vidic and Barry never even reached 150 in a season (or if they did then their ppgs were not that high).

    9. Blueberg
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not a single mention for Gerrard?

      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Gerrard could be an alternative for 4th or 5th midfielder.

        1. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I think like Lampard, his best years are 2005-2010 period. In this decade, his output dipped. I like Sterling or Sanchez more.

          1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Gerrard still achieved scores of 159, 185 and 205 during the decade.
            That compares with 184, 147, 148, 191 and 169 for D.Silva, 207, 167 and 264 for Sanchez, and 158, 229 and 294 for Sterling.
            So Gerrard probably rates behind Sanchez and Sterling, but not so easy to decide where D.Silva ranks in the top seven.

      2. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Could be best the best years of Gerrard and Lampard are in the decade before.

    10. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lampard and Rooney are shoe ins, make it happen.

      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lampard's best years were in the previous decade.
        His last big FPL score (284) was back in 2009/10; his next best since then was only 150.

    11. Nas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Spot on!
      This is a very good list.

      I would add Suarez just cause of how dominant he was that season. True he hasn’t been here for most of the decade but dang! He was unplayable while he was.

      Terry and Ivanović are interchangeable. I have a soft spot for ivanovic so I’d pick him.

      A lot of names people are throwing about were around for maybe 2-3 years in the decade. Kdb can oust any of the 4 consistent performers in your list yet. No doubt in another 2 years he would surpass them all.

      I’d give a shout for de gea as the second gk. For a few seasons there he was exceptional.

      1. Nas
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Kdb can’t

    12. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Went for a few differentials and cheaper options like Michu and 15/16 Mahrez/Vardy double up to possibly keep it somewhere within sight of possible budget. And though his reign has been but brief, 3rd on the bench has honorably been donated to Lord in recognition of his contributions.

      DDG (Fabianski)
      Baines, TAA, Alonso (Coleman, Lundstram)
      Yaya, Mahrez, Silva, Salah (Michu)
      Kane, Kun, Vardy

      1. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I like the Vardy pick. Good picks but some of them only had 1 good season like Michu, Lundstram, Yaya, Mahrez.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Agreed, bit I went with a few cheapies and/or cult heroes to try to make the hypothetical team budget friendly.

          Going on consistency, the likes of KdB, Sanchez, Rooney, Ivanovich etc would be certainly in the mix for me too.

    13. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bale surely in the mix?!

    14. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If you’ve got TAA then you need KDB.

      Rooney might have a strong case over RVP/Kane, but can see why both were included.

      Fabianski I’m not sure about. DDG was incredible FPL wise for 3 straight seasons set and forget.

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This

        Get more Utd in there bro

    15. Athletico Timbo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Heaton
      Ivan Baines Bale
      Ronaldo Lampard Sterling Sanchez
      RVP Drogba Suarez

      1. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Great article

    16. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What about the 11 that literally have scored the most points in the past 10 years? Would be interesting to see

      1. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You mean cumulative?

        1. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yup, who have been the most consistent of the last 10 years. Players like Suarez wouldn't make the list since they only played a couple of seasons

  13. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    GTG / anything you’d change?

    Hendo
    TAA Aurier Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Rashford

    (Button. Rico. Lunds. Mousset).

    (0FT and £1m in the bank if required).

  14. OneTreeTwoStars
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Oh my oh my what to do with Pogba??

    Pogba and Mahrez - Salah Dendoncker -4
    Pogba - Maddison Free
    Roll transfer and play Rico

    Thoughts appreciated

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Get Martial if you don't already have him.

      1. OneTreeTwoStars
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I have Rashford and feel I should get away from Man U double up...?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 27 days ago

          stick until they turn to ass

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Then I guess you could go ahead and get Salah. The hit is not great, but in your position you may have to take it.

  15. Jinkys Oars
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Will KDB get 90 minutes tomorrow? Currently between him and Vardy for the armband

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I doubt 90. More like 67 given a healthy lead.

      1. Jinkys Oars
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The form he is in, 67 minutes could be enough, tough call...

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 27 days ago

          a goal and assist by this point, he can have his rest 😉

          1. Jinkys Oars
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He can indeed, i would have no problem with that at all 🙂

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 27 days ago

              if you do, put vardy vice

              1. Jinkys Oars
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                That's where the VC is at...for the minute!

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Same decision! Currently on Jamie but KDB has been great for me last couple and I expect him to play the majority of this match despite having played 90, he’s just too important to their attack atm.

      1. Jinkys Oars
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeah I've missed out on captaining his hauls the last few weeks, had the armband on him all week and anytime i change it it usually backfires! You'd have to imagine Vardy is guaranteed to start too though. Agree with KDB being city's fulcrum, this one could go to 11.29am tomorrow 🙂

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Seriously I’ve switched between the 2 about ten times!

          Will be a gut feel pick last min for sure.

          1. Jinkys Oars
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If I've learnt anything over the last few weeks it's to go with my gut!

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I cant remember and may be totally wrong, but Newcastle have good home stats, only in 2 games they conceded more than 2 goals or something? IDK theres some stat and its bad.
        But then you havew to take into account the baby and Jamie wanting to do rocking the baby celebration, so his odds go up slightly.

        Now im at the point of, might as well let my GF pick my team 😀

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          In fact it’s worse. Only in 2 games have they conceded more than 1 at home: to MCI in GW14 (2-2) and to EVE in GW20 (1-2).

          I think this is why I am slowly edging towards another shot at KDB (C) (with Vardy vc ofc)

          1. Jinkys Oars
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hmmm, edging closer to locking it in and leaving it until 11.29am

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              The way I see it, I don’t think either will mega-haul so it can’t go massively wrong as long as have plenty of other points scorers!

              I have KDB, Vardy, Mané, Alli, Martial to choose from so hopefully will help cushion the pain!

              1. Jinkys Oars
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I have Salah, Manè, Traore, Jimi etc as well, just hope there's not too much rotation!

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  How’s your bench?

                  I’ve got DCL, Lunds, Willems

                  1. Jinkys Oars
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Cantwell, Lundstram and Saiss

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Not too shabby! GL and Happy New Year mate.

                      1. Jinkys Oars
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Same to you mate, this time tomorrow we'll know the right decision! Best of luck 🙂

        2. Jinkys Oars
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yeah in the last 5 games at home they've only conceded 2 goals twice, they play deep too, although they seem to have a few injuries to contend with this week. I can see Vardy doing that celebration all the same, just a matter of will KDB get more points. I've already tried getting the missus to pick between two names for the captain last week, didn't work

          1. abaalan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Haha I did this 2 gw ago between Rashford and Abraham and she picked well!

            Better than me most weeks (Salah last gw instead of kdb who I was on all week).

            1. Jinkys Oars
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Maybe i'll give her one more go at it, it being new year and all 🙂 Anyway, couldn't do any worse than me this last few weeks!

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I feel like Leicester have a huge advantage having just rested 9 players when most other teams had to play their best XI. So not just Vardy, but the whole team is fresh.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Definitely a factor but with the bit between their teeth and KDB in the form he’s in and at his fitness level I don’t expect him to be fazed with having just played. The fact that EVE are starting to play better attacking football could play to MCI advantage also.

        2. Jinkys Oars
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Fair point, it's a conundrum!

  16. threeputt
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I see FFS are suggesting Jesus starts up front for City, am I wrong in believing Auguero more likely to start with only one run out to his name of late, and surely favoured by Pep. As an Aguero owner and potential (c) I'm a little concerned. KdB is the obvious VC but can see him being rested to the bench

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Don't own either but I would defo think Aguero starts over Jesus. Safe captain option I would say.

    2. Samwise the Brave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I don't trust Aguero to start. Just back from injury, quick turn around, and Jesus available

      Not to mention a busy Jan with man utd in a two legged semi final

    3. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      last season's fixture was 3-1 ... 2 goals for Jesus and one for Sterling. No goals for Aguero in last 4 seasons (1-1 Sterling, 1-1 Nolito and 0-0). Hope he plays but not captain figures

  17. Pass it to Demba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Help please
    Start martinelli or fornals?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      fornals

      1. Pass it to Demba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers boss I think most people have read my predicament before now and thought I was a troll

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          lol

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Is a draft team I take it?

          1. Pass it to Demba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah man

  18. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    For GW22/23

    1. Aubameyang (cry, SHU) & Sarr (bou, TOT)
    2. Aguero (avl, CRY) & A.Traore (NEW, sou)

    I might do Henderson to Fab this GW, but would mean I'd have to take a hit for one of these options next GW.

    So, 1 or 2? And Henderson to Fab, Yes or no?

    1. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aub and sarr. When martinelli is back imagine the chances he will get uptop

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers, and Henderson to Fab, yes/no

        1. Pass it to Demba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Big yes

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            ty

    2. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      anyone playing Villa is tempting .. I hate owning Auba

  19. snowman
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    best midfielder 8.3 or below?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martial

    2. Pass it to Demba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maddy, martial

    3. OneTreeTwoStars
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That’s what I’m wondering but have 8.4

    4. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martial

    5. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mart

  20. threeputt
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Salah, Mane or TAA for the tc dgw24 ? or wait ?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah I reckon

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wait and see what form is like for all three teams and the three players you have before making a decision

  21. OLB
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kelly to Sidibe. Or. Ings to Jimenez
    Have exact money for one only. Which?
    First to three on advice pls all. Thanks

  22. snowman
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    salah or vardy captain?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Vardy

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cointoss

    4. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tough one...in the same predicament

  23. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    GTG / anything you’d change?

    Hendo
    TAA Aurier Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Rashford

    (Button. Rico. Lunds. Mousset).

    (0FT and £1m in the bank if required).

  24. Fishy
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Good to go?
    Schmeichel
    Aurier taa kelly
    Moura martial kdb salah traore
    Vardy ings
    Bench button lundstram dcl sidibe

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Should score fine

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'd put DCL first sub.

  25. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Team ok for this week?

    Guaita 
    TAA Soy Rico
    KDB Maddison Mane Alli Traore
    Vardy Ings

    Maupay Lundstram Kelly

  26. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is this WC team good enough?

    Fabianski
    TAA - Robertson - Soyuncu
    Mane - Kdb - Willian - Alli
    Vardy - Rashford - Jimenez

    Sub: Button - Cantwell - Rico - Lundstram
    Nothing itb...

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes, very nice. Small change but Rico to Kiko

  27. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Who to captain:

    1. Vardy
    2. Mane
    3. KdB
    4. Kane

    KdB has 2 blanks at home this season and 9.4 PPM.
    Mane also has 2 blanks at home but 8.4 PPM.
    Vardy has no blanks away from home outside teams in top 6 with 8.2 PPM.

    Thoughts? Tbh I'm leaning towards Vardy or KdB... Someone convince me!

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It’s between Vardy and KDB for me... if KDB was nailed it could be him but there is a rotation risk for him... Vardy should play the full 90

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think KdB will start and most likely play 90. That being said, should I go with Kev?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think Newcastle are open to a bit of a thrashing?

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I am C Vardy and VC KDB

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Play Greenwood (ars) in the hope of a start or appearance with a goal, or play Rico (whu) ?

    1. Greenwood
    2. Rico

    Thanks

  29. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best Maguire replacement??

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What’s your current defence

    2. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kelly

  30. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Captain Vardy over Salah, simply for the "Bebeto moment"?

    Surely Jamie playing at New Year with a new baby is absolutely set up for him to have rocking celebration.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Been thinking the same