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Moyes gets off to winning start as West Ham’s Double Gameweek 24 assets impress

West Ham United 4-0 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Mark Noble (£5.0m) x2, Sebastien Haller (£7.0m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m), Declan Rice (£4.7m)
  • Bonus: Noble x3, Fredericks x2, Rice x1

David Moyes’ second stint as West Ham United manager got off to the best possible start on New Year’s Day but he could hardly have wished for more obliging opponents than a woefully out-of-sorts Bournemouth side.

Fantasy Premier League managers will be monitoring the Hammers’ players ahead of Double Gameweek 24, although the fact that the Londoners face Leicester City and Liverpool in that round of fixtures will be off-putting to many.

Forthcoming matches against high-flying Sheffield United and a resurgent Everton will also be truer tests of their abilities, with Wednesday’s opponents Bournemouth the division’s worst team based on form over the last ten Gameweeks.

Still, West Ham couldn’t have done any more than what they did on New Year’s Day, recording their biggest league win in over 12 years.

Moyes didn’t have much time to work with his new troops and didn’t look to make any sweeping tactical changes, retaining a 4-2-3-1 set-up with attacking midfield trio Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) playing behind central striker Sebastien Haller (£7.0m).

Michail Antonio (£6.9m) reportedly missed out with a minor hamstring injury.

Haller and Anderson produced arguably their best performances in months, with the hitherto out-of-form striker brilliantly volleying in a Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) cross and the Brazilian rounding off the scoring when delicately controlling a superb Declan Rice pass (£4.7m) and slotting beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) midway through the second half.

Mark Noble (£5.0m), who Moyes has repeatedly praised since his re-appointment as head coach, had opened the scoring with a heavily deflected shot before grabbing his second from the penalty spot after being fouled himself.

There could have been further goals, too, with substitute Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m) heading straight at Ramsdale from six yards and Fornals forcing the Bournemouth goalkeeper into a save with an effort from the edge of the box.

Speaking of the attacking options at his disposal, Moyes said:

We have got so many players who have got the ability. Anderson, Haller, Lanzini, Fornals, all technically gifted players so we want to get them all in the team but we have to play football to win and get ourselves out of this position in the Premier League.

Brazilians score goals, Brazilians make the difference, they do something which makes us all excited, I said [to Anderson] you’re not doing that. Give me a Brazilian goal and to be fair, he did.

Even when Lanzini came on, he looked lively, he had two good opportunities. They are people I know I enjoy working with and hopefully, they felt the same.

Lanzini is one of the players who Moyes worked with in his first stint in east London, with another being Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) – the FPL defender was deployed ‘out of position’, as he effectively was as a gung-ho wing-back in 2017/18, in a seven-minute cameo against the Cherries on Wednesday.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) will rarely enjoy an easier afternoon, with his only two saves coming from shots from narrow angles, although his clean sheet was very nearly spoiled late on when Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) nodded against the inside of the post.

Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) deserves a mention, too, with the recalled defender delivering an impressive display at centre-half.

Reflecting on his impact on the West Ham players, Moyes said:

I tried to make it as simple as I possibly could.

In truth, I don’t know most of them, maybe eight or nine from before, but I tried to go over with them on yesterday morning, tried to use every bit of time to have conversations with them. I have spoken to one or two individuals who I think will make the difference for us.

But, really, we worked on being in a good defensive shape and when we lost possession, we were in a good place.

What I saw recently is the minute the ball changed over, we couldn’t get back into a good enough shape in transition. We have the ability to run fast forward, play off a big centre forward, and we could do with crossing the ball a bit more. Thankfully today, Seb did that.

Bournemouth were, as they have been for large chunks of the last two months, well below-par.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) hasn’t delivered an FPL attacking return since September and was anonymous, touching the ball on fewer occasions than Ramsdale.

The Cherries’ injury-hit defence were repeatedly carved open and their most-owned player in FPL, Diego Rico (£4.4m), departed at half-time with a minus score having conceded three goals and picked up a yellow card.

Rico was one of a few players namechecked by his manager afterwards as not being fully fit, with Howe saying:

There were players today playing who were not 100 per cent fit either so that’s not to make excuses and to try and shy away from what we’ve delivered, because it hasn’t been good enough. I thought the players gave everything today but we weren’t in the best physical condition to play.”

I think the difference probably from this to previous years is the amount of injuries that we’ve had. The lightness of the squad, I’ve never had a smaller group of players to pick from.

Even some of those players, if you look aren’t 100 per cent fit. Steve Cook, Junior Stanislas, Diego Rico, Simon Francis, Jefferson Lerma are all coming into the game on the back of injuries and haven’t trained. I don’t think we were in the best physical condition today.

Josh King (£6.1m) and Jack Stacey (£4.3m) joined the ever-growing injury list after picking up hamstring strains in Gameweek 20, with Howe saying after full-time on Wednesday:

I think they’re going to be out for about five to six weeks. They’ve got very similar injuries. Both hamstring injuries, both been given the same grade, so a massive, massive blow.

All of which adds up to an appetising fixture for in-form Watford in Gameweek 22, with Bournemouth out of sorts and short of several first-team players.

Members Analysis

Manchester City 2-1 Everton

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) x2 | Richarlison (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) | Theo Walcott (£6.2m)
  • Bonus: Jesus x3, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) x2, Gundogan, Fernandinho (£5.2m) x1

The 11-day Premier League hiatus probably comes at a good time for Manchester City and owners of their Fantasy assets.

Energy levels had clearly been sapped over Christmas, with the Citizens not helped by having to play over 75 minutes with ten men against Wolves last Friday.

Having named the same front six players in his starting XI in Gameweeks 19 and 20, Pep Guardiola finally delivered the rotation we had been fearing on New Year’s Day.

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m), Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) were all dropped to the bench, while Kyle Walker (£5.8m), City’s most-owned defender in FPL and an ever-present in the Premier League in December, also made way at right-back.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), he of the lung-busting runs from deep, avoided a benching but looked to be pacing himself after his exertions over the festive period, operating in a more restrained central midfield role – although, as we’ll discuss shortly, that was perhaps as much about Guardiola’s tactical tweak as it was energy preservation.

Sterling came on for an owner-infuriating one-point cameo in stoppage time, to compound the misery for the 23.3% of Fantasy bosses who still retain the winger’s services.

Explaining the rotation and the omission of Ederson (£6.0m) ahead of kick-off, Guardiola said:

Ederson is sick. The other ones… it has been an incredible amount of games. It’s the toughest period – we need fresh legs.

While the personnel changes weren’t too surprising, the change of formation was.

City switched to a 3-4-3 for this match, with wing-backs Joao Cancelo (£5.2m) and Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) playing either side of centre-halves Rodri (£5.4m), Eric Garcia (£4.5m) and Fernandinho (£5.2m).

De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) operated as the two holding midfielders, with Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) flanking Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) in attack.

We saw very little of De Bruyne in the Everton box as a result, while his distribution was, for once, a little off: the Belgian’s pass completion rate was the worst of any City player in Gameweek 21.

Perhaps De Bruyne most of all needs a breather, which will surely come on Saturday when City entertain Port Vale in the FA Cup.

Asked about his use of a wing-back system, Guardiola said:

We can do it in the future. We make a really good build-up. The five guys – Eric, ‘Dinho, Rodri, Gundogan and Kevin – they are so good with the ball. Everything that happens that starts from there is good. It is better. Riyad received the ball in better conditions. Phil received it in better conditions. It helps us to play better.

City laboured in the first half against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, with a shanked Mahrez effort and a disallowed Foden goal as close as they came to breaking the deadlock.

Everton’s resistance finally caved early in the second half, with Jesus expertly finishing two well-crafted team goals to help City establish what ought to have been a comfortable lead.

A botched pass from Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) led to Richarlison‘s (£8.0m) goal and a nervy final 20 minutes but, in truth, City looked more likely to increase their advantage than concede an equaliser, with Jesus twice denied by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) and seeing a shot crash back off the upright.

From an Everton point of view, we are hardly likely to be deterred by an away defeat at the Etihad.

The Toffees’ next five matches are appealing (even if the trips to Watford and West Ham perhaps come at the wrong time considering the potential for a continued new manager bounce at both clubs) and they sit near the top of our Season Ticker as a result.

This was Richarlison’s sixth attacking return in the last ten Gameweeks and his advanced role in the Everton set-up is obviously attractive.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) is flourishing under new management, as well: the budget FPL forward has five goals in six matches since Marco Silva departed and, while quiet for long periods, came close to scoring at the Etihad with a header.

Further back, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) is enjoying a new lease of life in the post-Silva era.

Whether deployed as a wing-back in a 3-4-3 or a right-winger when the Toffees move to a 4-4-2, the on-loan defender has two assists, two clean sheets and six bonus points in five starts under Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti.

Two of those bonus points arrived on New Year’s Day, despite Sidibe not banking an attacking or defensive return.

While the Toffees were not as fluent as they had been at Newcastle in Gameweek 20, chances did arrive: Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) forcing Bravo into an early save, Yerry Mina (£5.3m) nodding wide from a good position and Moise Kean (£6.4m) spectacularly volleying off-target.

An honest Ancelotti said after full-time:

Honestly, Manchester City played a really good game and we stayed in the game until the end. At the end City deserved to win – they were better than us.

We were too shy in the first half, we had the possession but we were not able to find the solutions.

In the second half, we showed good spirit, now we have to look forward for the next game.

On Bernard (£6.4m), who picked up an injury in the warm-up and had to pull out of the starting XI, Ancelotti added:

He was not able to play. He had a contact with Yerry Mina in the warm-up. I hope he will be ready for the next game.

Manchester City (3-4-3): Bravo; Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Eric Garcia; Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mendy; Mahrez, Jesus, (Sterling 90′) Foden (D Silva 82′). 

Everton XI (3-4-3): Pickford; Coleman (Walcott 59′), Mina, Holgate; Sidibe, Sigurdsson (Kean 66′), Delph, Davies, Digne; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. 

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1,982 Comments Post a Comment
  1. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Maddison DCL Greenwood (352)
    B) Grealish Jimenez Greenwood (352)
    C) Dendoncker Jimenez DCL (343)

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A for me, next 4 look juicy

    2. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A - Wolves fixtures not great

    3. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No Vardy? Rashford?

      1. davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Got Vardy and Martial

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  2. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I was going to do Pope > Ramsdale as Bournemouths fixtures are brilliant, but is their form too bad??

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Worse than too bad

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would be better with no keeper.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm licking my lips as Deulefou owner

    4. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pope owner here also looking for a replacement. I think people on here like to be dramatic - yes BOU are in poor form but they aren't going to lose 4-0 every week, form is temporary and imo these fixtures are a perfect opportunity to improve.

      Whether or not I'll go with Ramsdale is TBD, Ryan perhaps at 0.1 more and decent fixtures, or Henderson

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      BOU hit by injuries and bad form, avoid imo

    6. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      never a great defence even when full strength and plagued by injuries and poor form

      avoid

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Would do Maupay to DCL? With 2FTs?

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah

    2. bennyp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Get both? Fixtures and form

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Both if poss

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

  4. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ramsdale.
    TAA, Soyuncu, Holgate.
    Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah.
    Maupay, Abraham, Vardy.
    Stek, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Kelly.
    2ft's, 0.0m.

    Some ideas but not convinced on any of them really.
    1. Grealish + Abraham -> Maddison + DCL (6.1m).
    2. Abraham -> Ings.
    3. Ramsdale + Grealish -> Fabianski + Trossard/Traore (5.9m).
    4. Ramsdale + Abraham -> Fabianksi + Ings (7.3m- leaves a good bit ITB).

    1. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Can’t drop Abe before BUR, surely?

      1. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah, I know. Got him at 7.4m and want to give him more time.
        People will say Grealish can't be dropped either with his form.

        Not sure where I can change though. Have my eye on Maddison and the likes of Traore/ Ings/ DCL.
        Might make a small tweak somewhere else 1st though with 1ft.

    2. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No obvious moves - your team looks good. May have to let a FT slide...!

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Leave it till closer to deadline.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      GK if no other moves ... maybe 4

  5. Super Jack Grealish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kane + Traore > DCL + Salah
    Or
    Kane + Rich > Jimenez + Salah

    Gaz, Button
    TAA, Soycu, Lundy, Rico, Kelly
    Mane, KDB, Rich, Grealish, Adama
    Kane, Vardy, Connolly

    2 FT 2.1 ITB

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      DCL

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Top

  6. Viper
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How does this look for a -4?

    Guilbert & Alli - > TAA & Martial.

    Would have to be done tonight though. Otherwise I'll be going Maddison over Martial

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don't think I would do that for a -4

    2. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not martial for me

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Madds over Martial anyway

  7. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why are people selling Lundstrum?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Silliness.

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cos they crazy

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      bought late
      no value tied up

      1. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This.

    4. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Second highest scoring defender this season. Think it is the wrong decision and they might get punished sooner than they think

  8. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which Goalkeepers are top of the list for the next 4/6 games?

    1. Viper
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fabianski I'd guess

    2. Little Frank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pickford?

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ryan - good fixtures

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ryan

  9. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Im thinking swapping Alli out since Spurs look so bad atm and they have kind of bad 2 fixtures coming up LIV h, WHA a

      Would you do either of these for a hit? Plan is to swap the target to Salah @ GW 24

      A) Alli -> Richarlison, BRI h, WHA a (no other Everton assets)
      B) Alli -> Maddison SOU h, BUR a (I have Söyuncu and Vardy)

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Rich could be a nice differential

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I sold Rich for Traore week ago to free up some cash. Doh

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Same position. Leaning to Rich.

      3. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would you rather have Alli in 23? I’m holding for that. We are rubbish though (spurs season ticket holder)

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeha Im leaning to do it with Richa... Watford bossing @ home. Last 3 home games 2-0 ManU, 3-0 AVL, 2-1 WOL. More I think it, it makes more sense. Im pretty sure Richa will score more in next 2 vs Alli even with -4

          • Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            23? Watford looking tough.

            1. pitstop1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yeah, sorry was looking at NOR but that’s 24.

        2. Deeney-is-a-god
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Got rich in a couple of weeks ago. Ancelotti is a really good manager and think everton will do well

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A Keep Greenwood and play home v Norwich ( with Cantwell first on bench)
        B Transfer on free to DCL for home Brighton game

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Easy B

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          B

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wanted to make 6-7 changes, would you WC this team? 1FT 1.7ITB

        Ryan Gazza
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Aurier Rico
        Salah KDB Martial Grealish Traoré
        Vardy Rashford Maupay

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Absolutely not- Maupay to DCL this week

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This is my original plan, week after Aurier out

        2. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Good team mate.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cheers, yeah I feel that captain failures rather than the team

        3. pitstop1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No way - very few issues there. 2FT next week you can switch things around.

        4. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nope

        5. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nope, I'd roll the FT this week if I was you.

        6. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thank you chaps ... log off indeed 😉

      6. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would you do Maupay to DCL now to catch the rise? No other issues right?(2ft & 0itb)

        Ryan
        TAA - Soy - Lunds
        Salah - Mane - Kdb - Martial
        Vardy - Jiménez - Maupay

        Subs: Mcgovern - Kiko - C.Taylor - Romeu

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Such a hard decision

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Massive upgrade but a while to go. I'm weighing it up too.

        3. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          yup

        4. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Quite high TV you got there. Around 107?

          1. FDMS All Starz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nope, around 106

      7. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Zoolander films are so ridiculous, but hilarious 😀

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            They are, but the 1st one is sooo much funnier.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Tried to explain Blue Steel to my kids yesterday.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Lol....my favorite line has been used in a grav by a poster here (Hansel)

              From Ferrell, "Hansel...he's so hot right now"

        • HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I’d really appreciate help with my WC team:

          McCarthy Button
          TAA Robbo Söyüncü Lundstram Kelly
          Mane KDB Martial Grealish Traore
          Vardy Abraham Ings

          Abraham v Jiménez is a debate for me. Other thoughts?

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I would go Jimenez and Cantwell. No point going with 2 Wolves imo. Chelsea has tough fixtures coming up. You have huge benching dilemma as well If with Traore

            • vsberlina
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Jime for me. Take out Tammy's early big scores, and he hasn't done much, has he?
              Meanwhile, take out Jime's early bad scores, and in the last 15 weeks, Jime has killed him.

              Filler needs to be cheap. Cantwell over Traore.
              For all his stats, Traore can't convert it into fantasy pts. Take out City, and he hasn't done much.
              Seems to do well against better sides that attack, and he has more space for the counter.
              Weaker sides will sit back against Wolves, so I can't see him doing well.

              Martial/Maddison? Coin toss, but Maddy for me. Better team. Takes SPs. Better upcoming fixtures.
              Martial also has a history of getting crocked or unexpectedly going MIA.
              NOR fixture looked great a few weeks back, but not so now.
              But then you can have him this week, then use your FT to get Maddy the following week.

              The rest of the team looks great. It's just too early to WC IMO. But if you have to...

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            is it possible to get FPL stats on team values and what the correlation is to higher overall rank?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Don't think so but I don't think there is a strong correlation anyway.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                probably just the casual braggers on here 🙂

            2. vsberlina
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Maddison, Ings, Grealish and Cantwell were amongst the best performers this week, and the cheapest.
              This week, high value and more options would have been a curse.
              Those forced into cheap picks would have done well.

          3. checkit_j
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Current team :

              Gazza
              Soy Taa Lund - Rico kiko
              Salah Maddi Moura Kdb - Dendo
              Vardy Ings Rash

              2ft

              Ryan
              Soy Taa Lund - Rico kiko
              Salah Maddi Traore Kdb - Dendo
              Vardy Ings Rash

              Not in a huge rush. What do you think?

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yes

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Rough GW but set up nicely bar injuries...time to switch off from FPL for a week now and I need to!
              Setup GTG?

              Henderson
              TAA / Pereira / Doherty / Lundstram
              KDB / Martial / Ri(c)harlison
              Vardy / Rashford / Jimenez
              (Pope, Alli, Rico, Dendoncker)
              1FT
              0.3

              1. Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                captaining rich>>>>>>>>>

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  just left it on him for now, he did the biz for me last GW so might just leave it

            • bennyp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              How's this shaping up?

              Hendo - (McCarthy)
              TAA - Soy - Lund - Sidibe - (Kelly)
              Sterling(c) - KDB - Mane - (Mooy - Cantwell)
              Vardy - DCL - Maupay

              Cheers

              Sterling -> Salah for the DGW

            • NUFCAndrew
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Best GK option 4.9 max?

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                You'll get a variety of answers.

              2. checkit_j
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I'm stuck between

                  Fab for form and dgw
                  Ryan for fixtures
                  Henderson for home fixtures

                • pitstop1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Foster short term, Hendo long term

                • TLF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I'd go for Ryan

                • dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ryan for fixtures- Fabianski for potential save points

                • waldo666
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ryan

              3. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Along with Vardy which would be your ideal 2 other forwards from the following?

                A) DCL
                B) Ings
                C) Jimenez
                D) Abraham
                E) Rashford
                F) Maupay

                1. NUFCAndrew
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  AB when you take price into consideration

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  AB

                3. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  A+
                  i have jimenez.

                  but you should now better

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    i also have rash but planning to sell after NOR

                4. FDMS All Starz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  A & F have nice fixtures so one of them to upgrade elsewhere...if momey not a problem then I’d pick Jimi & Abraham, both playing for a team that score a lot of goals unlike the rest of the picks

                5. Pooodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ings and Jimenez

              4. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Start Grealish or Ings?

                Ings (lei)
                Grealish (CITY)

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ings

                2. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ings, yo

                3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Danny boy

              5. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                They could remove Abraham assist. That s why we waiting so long for BAPS.

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Thx for that update...thatd be awesome if they did.

                2. Garth Marenghi
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Wut

                3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Kane claiming the assist for Mane goal.

                4. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  it must be this inside info

              6. HollywoodXI
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                WC team GTG?

                McCarthy Button
                TAA Robbo Söyüncü Lundstram Kelly
                Mane KDB Martial Grealish Traore
                Vardy Abraham Ings

                Abraham v Jiménez is a debate for me. Other thoughts?

              7. CrouchDown
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Who to lose for Mane for DGW?

                (A) Maddison
                (B) Martial
                (C) Grealish

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  B

                2. Keeptrying
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  B)

                3. Garth Marenghi
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  B easy

                4. Moose™
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I think I would lose utd assets atm.. They do not have a good pairing in midfield.. Pogba, McTominay will be out for such a long time.. I could see that without these 2 pl

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    This. Utd league 1 standard midfield.

              8. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Have exact cash to do Greenwood to DCL.

                Should I go for it?

                1. Keeptrying
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If you need him to play, then yes

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    No got Grealish as my 5th midfielder.

                    1. Keeptrying
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Extra funds could come in handy

              9. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Any chance of a playing 4.1m defender?

                Maybe Simpson with Bournemouth’s injuries?

                1. Free Hat
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Hanley norwich 4.0

                  • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Hanley, Janmaat should be back soonish.

                2. Somar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Is it inadvisable to make moves tonight? Want to do Cantwell and DCL in for Mousett and Mount

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Only if impossible otherwise. Merseyside derby in FA Cup isn't it.

                3. AdamJ91
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Gazzaniga - Button
                  TAA - Soyuncu - Gomez - Rico - Reid
                  Mane - KDB - Alli - Maddison - Hayden
                  Vardy - Rashford - Jimenez

                  Nothing ITB but 2 FTs so thinking of doing Alli & Gazza > Rich & Fabianski?

                4. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Is Sidibe sure starter going forward?

                  Also, who is the best going forward?

                  1) Sidibe
                  2) Soyuncu

                  1. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Sidibe

                  2. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Should be yeah, 1

                  3. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Thanks all

                5. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I bought in Traore for Norwich game, benched him unfortunately for City game (but surely most would) and played him since 5pts from 4 games.

                  I don't understand why others are bringing him in still, I am tempted to sell?!

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    fixtures, position, price, stats

                    HOme to Ncastel

                    surely keep

                  2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    He'd finally got some end product, I've done a complete u-turn on him and think he's turned into a really decent player. For that price you can't expect returns every game.

                  3. Yankee Toffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I sold as well. Explosive player but Grealish much more consistent at a similar price range