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How I’m using the FA Cup weekend to forward plan in Fantasy Premier League

FPL Family’s Sam Bonfield is looking forward to the downtime on FA Cup third round weekend and planning ahead.


What a rollercoaster this festive period has been. This point of the season is where I normally hit my stride and by making good decisions during the Christmas fixture congestion, it usually sets me up well for the second half of the season.

With the close of Gameweek 19 I was around the 7k mark having had a green arrow of around 6,000 places and I was hoping that this was the start of holding my position as opposed to yo-yoing as I had been in the weeks previous.

Alas, Gameweek 20 went catastrophically wrong with my players blanking, my captain – Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) – missing and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) causing me red arrows with every attacking return he registered as he was so highly captained and vice-captained as a result of Vardy’s absence.

In many ways, I think the Gameweek came too quickly for me – a match on the Friday followed by a new Gameweek on the Saturday just meant that I didn’t have the thinking time, which is so important to how I play the game.

One of my key FPL rules is that I never make a change on the day of the deadline, so this meant I had a matter of hours between the end of the Manchester City game on the Friday and my self-imposed deadline. I think I was also a little complacent as I had set my Wildcard team for Boxing Day’s Gameweek 19 and in turn also for Gameweek 20, meaning that because of the tight deadline, I didn’t think enough about the latter.

As a result, Gameweek 21 saw a lot of pondering. However, I just couldn’t settle on a transfer that felt right – they either involved getting in a player a week or two earlier than I had wanted or losing a player before a game I thought they would do well in. It was because of this I did something that I never do and burned a transfer.

This worried me but actually it was the right decision. Vardy was handed the armband again (mostly as a shield because he was rating so highly in all the captain stats and was indeed the most-captained player of the Gameweek) so when he missed the game, vice-captain Dele Alli (£8.8m) stepped up.

I really thought he would be better than he was especially given his record against Southampton, and so his blank filled me with dread as with most people’s vice-captains on Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) or De Bruyne I feared for my rank ahead of their fixtures. However, with blanks for Rashford, Anthony Martial (£7.9m) and De Bruyne, as well as a one-point cameo for Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) missing in action, I got away with it. Add that to goals from Todd Cantwell (£4.9m), Danny Ings (£6.7m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), an assist from Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) and clean sheets for Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£5.1m), I have seen a green arrow back to around 9k. Now to maintain and build on it. 

For me, the first FA Cup weekend is the perfect opportunity to look ahead through the rest of January and into February, as it offers a breathing space following on from the busy festive period. This is the time where the Members Area and the Season Ticker take on ever-increasing importance.

This year the changes in managers over Christmas at West Ham, Everton, Arsenal, Watford and Spurs add a whole different element to this period. All five of these new manager teams sit in the top half of the Season Ticker for Gameweeks 22-26. All five clubs also contain key players who, with a combination of fixtures and new manager bounce, could be fantastic differential picks after the FA Cup weekend. 

The key players on my watchlist from ‘new manager bounce’ clubs are:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m)

Carlo Ancelotti saying that he thinks the striker “is going to be at the top in England and in Europe” highlights just how important Calvert-Lewin is likely to be in this Everton team over the course of the rest of the season.

His heatmap and the stats from the Members Area highlight how much of a positive change Ancelotti has had on his game, as does the three goals in the last four games.

As a result, he has already scored eight goals this season: more than in any other Premier League campaign. If Abraham continues to under-perform, Calvert-Lewin would make a lovely third striker option and is one I am seriously considering for Gameweek 22 onwards.  

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m)

West Ham’s poor run of form can be partially linked to Fabianski’s injury. Since his return for Gameweek 20, Fabianski has returned eight and six points respectively (a penalty save and a bonus point contributing to the first haul when he didn’t keep a clean sheet).

Historically, Fabianski has always been a great rotating keeper option. With West Ham needing the points and David Moyes being brought in to steady the ship, this should make Fabianski an attractive option once again, especially given the Double Gameweek 24 that West Ham enjoy.

Troy Deeney (£6.2m)

Nigel Pearson’s arrival at Vicarage Road has made Watford a team worth considering from an FPL stance and Deeney as their captain and talisman should not be overlooked.

Whilst he failed to return in Gameweek 21, his 12-point haul in Gameweek 20 shows that he has the potential to bring huge gains for brave FPL owners.

Deeney has the added advantage of being on penalties, which adds to his Fantasy appeal. If Watford continue to rebuild in 2020, Deeney or his teammate below could both be great options. 

Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m)

How I've risen up the rankings in FPL over the last two months

With three returns in the last four gameweeks, Sarr is the in-form Watford player of the moment.

Two goals, two assists, two clean sheets and two bonus points show the change in him, as he previously only had one attacking return up until Gameweek 18.

Sarr’s heat map, xG and xGI stats all look excellent and thus at £6.2m he could be an excellent pick, especially over the next three Gameweeks where Watford play teams that are currently conceding a lot of goals (Bournemouth, Spurs and Aston Villa).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m)

At 18.3% owned, Aubameyang isn’t exactly a differential. However, he had been a difficult pick in recent weeks as a result of a lack of consistency in his returns.

Even with a blank in Gameweek 21, he has returns in two of the last three and, more importantly, Arsenal have improved dramatically since Mikel Arteta’s arrival and this should only continue over the coming weeks.

If Arteta can get Nicolas Pepe (£9.1m), Mesut Ozil (£7.2m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) etc playing at their best week-in, week-out, this will only strengthen Aubameyang’s appeal.

Aubameyang looks for me to be the premium striker who is about to go on a run and, therefore, with Harry Kane’s (£11.0m) hamstring injury, a straight swap from one side of north London to another looks like it could be a good idea. 

Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m)

Spurs have a great deal of improvement to make and thus this one is very much a watching brief especially given that the Lilywhites play Liverpool in Gameweek 22.

However, with three consecutive starts, Sessegnon seems to be solidifying his place in the Spurs team. His positioning in the last two matches as well as the number of touches he has in the opponents’ half and in the final third, suggests that there is assist potential there.


Gameweek 22 feels like the tonic that we FPL managers need, with time to take stock, watch the FA Cup matches, get full updates on those injured in Gameweek 21 and make some forward planning decisions.

Knowing that Gameweek 24 is our first double of the season, rolling transfers, making transfers to free up funds and watching the markets will be vital in having the team you want.

For me, I want Sadio Mane (£12.3m) and Salah for their double and thus I need to free some money or at least plan where the cash to upgrade Alli to Mane will come from now.

I have £2.4m in the bank but this means I still need another £1.3m to make the transfer achievable. Ideally. I would have liked to move Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) to Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) – however, this only saves me £0.1m so I’ll either need to make another transfer to move Sidibe to a cheaper player in a couple of weeks time or I move him to a cheaper player now to free the money in advance. Doing the latter is a risk as it means early compromises to my team, while doing the former means playing to use an additional transfer which may be useful or needed elsewhere.

Either way, the FA Cup break is the perfect opportunity to look at the stats and heatmaps and forward plan for Double Gameweek 24 as well as for the rest of the fixtures in January.


Sam Bonfield is a member of our Pro Pundits initiative, a team of Fantasy managers here to bring you regular advice and updates on their teams. Sam has served up two top 30k finishes in the last two seasons and is currently inside the top 10k in the world.

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974 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Look good? No transfer left and 0.2ITB

    Henderson
    TAA. Sidibe. Söyüncü
    Maddison. Salah. Mane. KDB. Grealish
    Ings. Vardy.

    McGovern. Lundstram. Ayew. Rico.

    1.   
        4 months, 28 days ago

        GTG

      • zotter
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Good grief that must be some TV. I can get same team but Cantwell instead of Madison and I’m on 105

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Oh and jiminez over ings

        2. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Around 108 I guess..

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Hello hello

      Pope
      Kelly Lord TAA
      KDB Sarr Alli Grealish
      Tammy Kane Vardy

      Cantwell Toby Simpson

      2 FT’s and 1.1 itb.
      I’m going to get rid of Kane, I was thinking of losing All too. Thoughts on replacements. Richarlison maybe.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        You need Mane/Salah!

      2. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Alright horse face, long time.

        Kane and Alli to Salah or Mane, and whoever you can afford...Ings probably.

        1. kuzser
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          this

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Hello Hamez Face.
          Don't know why Spurs are so bad.
          How about Salah and Jimi in?

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Sounds good to me.
            I also have the Kane out transfer to make, and really can’t decide which striker to bring in.

            Ings seems obvious, but everyone has him, except you.
            Jiminez is a good shout.
            I don’t really like DCL, or Maupay.
            Tempted by a left field Deeney pick, or Haller with the DGW.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              ha, yes I have been a bit slow on the Ings up take.
              Everton have arguably the best fixtures, to am pretty tempted to ignore Salah this week and get Rich, to my downfall.

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Mate, you need to get one of Salah or Mane in.
                You’re a Liverpool fan aren’t you? You know they have a DGW coming up, and everyone will have one of those two as captain.

                If you like Everton fixtures, get DCL in for Kane.
                And then use the funds to get an extra Liverpool defender ahead of the double.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  That's some damn good advice. Great time to be a Liverpool fan.

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 28 days ago

                    You’re welcome my friend.

                    And enjoy it, it’s never a good time to be a Northampton fan...except when we knocked you out of the league cup five years ago...which led to Hodgson getting sacked, and eventually Klopp coming in, so you’re welcome for that too.

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Has to be Kane and Alli out? Mané or Salah and whoever you want

      4. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Who's is the team link in your profile?

        1. BigBillyBass
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Sorry wrong post!

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Brandon Williams

      That's it. That's the post.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Thats it, twice.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        You say it best, when you say nothing at all 🙂

      3. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Cheap at 4.0 but in a garbage team and rarely gets a start

      4. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Shaw is still starting ahead of him?

    4. RAMZES666
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      How is this WC team looking?

      Fabs McCarthy
      TAA Evans Sidibe Dunk Lundy
      KDB Mane Madds Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Jimenez Ings

      Left funds to do KDB to Salah after Villa game for DGW.

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I would get a cheaper second keeper and a cheaper defender somewhere. Even if it’s not obvious now extra funds will be useful later

      2. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        If I was WCing now I would make sure I had TAA, Salah, Mane and KDB

        1. RAMZES666
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Think Grealish/Jimenez could outscore KDB/DCL over next 5 games?

          1. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            No I don't

    5. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      gazzaniga/kane to pickford /aguero

      -4 done

      shove VAR

      goodnight...

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Crazy going so early

      2. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Gazzaniga was horrible.
        If anyone sees the guy called, Yankee revolution, I think.
        Tell him he was right.

    6. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      What do you guys think is the best use of the next 3 ft & accommodating a Liv player?

      1. Getting Salah as a 3rd player
      a) Alli Grealish Jiménez-> Salah Dendo DCL and play 3-4-3
      b) Rico Alli Jimenez -> 3.9 Salah Greenwood and play 3-5-2

      2. Getting a def as a 3rd player
      a) Alli Grealish Rico -> Richarlison Dendo Robbo
      b) Grealish Rico -> Dendo VVD
      c) Alli Rico -> Richarlison Gomez

      Ramsdale
      Taa Soy Lundstram
      Maddison Mane Kdb Alli
      Vardy Ings Jiménez

      Button Grealish Rico Kelly

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        rico/alli to robbo/traore

    7. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      So my early transfers of Kane and Aurier to DCL and Dunk was necessary. Both acquisitions likely to rise tonight...

    8. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Should I take out Greenwood & Chilwell for DCL & a defender up to 4.8M, for a -4 hit?

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Who would you play instead of dcl. The transfers don’t seem worth a -4

        1. Ragnar Lothbrok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I wouldn't, I'm trying to get him as my 3rd striker to play. Only way I can afford him is to take out Chilwell (I think). There may be some better value def's

    9. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Who to get in for Alli and Greenwood with my 2FTs?

      Current team apart from those two is:

      KDB - Mane - Maddi - Grealish - ****
      Vardy - Abraham - *****

      1.7 itb

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Punt on Bobby?

        1. ResultatFar
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          He just never seems to score... looking at both DCL and Jimenez, but struggling to find a mid I like

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        ozil/ings

        1. ResultatFar
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          You must be joking with Ozil!?

          1.   
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Ozil is showing form again. Interesting differential

              1. ResultatFar
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Might be, but not for me haha!

            • Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              be in every team in 4 weeks

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I did Alli > Richarlison

      3. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        So in preseason most teams were something like,

        TAA or Robertson, Digne, and VvD
        Sterling, Salah, couple of 6-7m players
        Aguero and king, Deulofeu, Maupay or whoever.

        Now our defence is TAA + Lundstram, Kelly, Rico, Kiko.
        And attacks is Ings, DCL, and Vardy

        But we can’t get Salah, Mane, and KdB into our midfield?

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Don’t know anyone who started with Aguero

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Maybe it was Auba then, think Arsenal started with good fixtures. Either way it was a premium striker...some might have gone Kane.

        2. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Boring midfield

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Then, or now?

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Now

              They say that we can only captain one, one of the LIV defenders will outscore him. Value.

              I'll be sacrificing Kevin though

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                They could well do, but I’ve always backed my attackers with the captaincy.

        3. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Team at start, don't forget everyone had Perez!

          Ederson
          TAA VVD Digne Montoya
          Salah Sterling Perez Moura
          King Wilson!!!!
          Button Dendonker Lundstram Greenwood

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Montoya and Perez yes!
            So really if you’ve made similar moves in defence to what I’ve suggested you’ve made about 5m..that should fund a Moura to KdB.

            1. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              I actually started with Robertson so the only player remaining from my GW1 team is Lundstram oh and Button of course!

              Pope Button
              TAA Soyunca Lundstram Rico Dunk
              Mane KDB Alli Willian Cantwell
              Vardy Rashford Jimenez

      4. Mr_Barbs
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Not sure I'll be able to double up on pool attack for the double GW so this week would you...

        Ramsdale > Fabs
        Maupay > DCL

        2FT and got exact funds before price rises

        Ramsdale
        TAA, Soyuncu, Sidibe
        Salah, KDB, Martial, Maddison, Traore
        Vardy, Ings

        McGovern, Lundstram, Maupay, Kiko

      5. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        For DGW, 2FT

        A. Jimenez + Willian > Firmino + Noble
        B. Willian + Rico > Rice + Robertson

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Not A, but not sure I’m keen on B either really.

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Difficult to squeeze 3 from pool in!

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Show me the team?

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Fab
                TAA Soy Lundstram
                Mane KDB Alli Willian
                Vardy Rashford Jimenez
                Button Cantwell Dunk Rico

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Any money in the bank?

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 28 days ago

                    Assuming no.
                    And you’re lucky my advice is free.

                    Alli, Rashford and WIllian to Salah, DCL, and Grealish, or Sarr....depending on funds, selling price etc.

        2. zotter
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Forget the hammer and reassess

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Got to downgrade somewhere, may as well punt for DGW

      6. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        1ft 1.6m itb

        Pope
        Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
        Mane, Kdb, Alli, Traore
        Abraham, Vardy, Rashford

        Martin, Kelly, Rico, Dendoker

        A. Alli to Son
        B. Alli, Pope to Son, Fabianski -4
        C. Alli, Teaore to Maddison, Martial -4
        D. Alli, Rico to Maddison, Vvd -4

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Alli Abraham to salah and dcl?

          1. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            0.3m short , dont like any of my ideas?

            1. zotter
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              None of them help with the dgw

              1. Lignja
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                I think i rly like son for gw 24 nice fixture and diferential, every year we go crazy for dgw players and there is allways single week players that do much better in one game

                1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Norwich are no longer the whipping boys

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 28 days ago

                    Well defensively they are.
                    Them, and Bournemouth.

                2. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  agree with that - the two fixtures aren't great and there are some other ones that should be juicy

                  For that 0.3 that you are missing, why not take the extra hit and d/grade Kelly to 3.9 fodder

      7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Pope to Fabs or Ryan?

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Fab cause of the double

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Ryan but save this GW imo as he wont get CS vs Eve

        3. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Fab

        4. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Hold Pope

      8. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Which one?

        A) Abraham, traore
        B) dcl, martial

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        2. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

      9. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Can we all take a moment to remember those who transferred Pogba in for GW19?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Better than Pulisic. Atleast it finished quickly.

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            🙁

      10. RAMZES666
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Who scores more over next 5 games?
        A. Grealish, Jimmy
        B. KDB, DCL

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        2. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        3. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        4. BigBillyBass
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        5. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

      11. abaalan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Best combination to transfer in over next 3 gws (4ft) before double gw:
        A. Mccarthy, richarlison, Ings, firmino
        B. Ryan, sarr, Ings, firmino
        C. Mccarthy, trossard, firmino (keep Rashford + 1ft)

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

        3. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          ABC in that order for me

      12. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Who as two week punt?

        A) Jimenez (NEW, sou)
        B) Aubameyang (cry, SHU)

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          a

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          A

        3. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          B

      13. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Planning to move Alli to Cantwell and Greenwood to DCL on free transfers paving the way for Richarlison to Mané and Rashford to Ings before double week 24

        Team for 22 would therefore be as below. Look OK? And would you play Cantwell ahead of Grealish?

        Ryan
        TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
        Salah Richarlison KDB Grealish
        Vardy DCL Rashford

        Button Cantwell Rico Kelly

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Gtg, play Grealish imho

      14. The Wizard of Ozil
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Hate early transfers but had to be done this week so fingers crossed

        Hendo
        Sidibe - Soy - Lund (Kelly,Rico)
        Salah - Maddison - KDB - Mane (Cantwell)
        Ings - DCL - Vardy(c)

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          GTG

      15. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Pope
        VVD Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
        Salah KDB Maddison
        Vardy Rashford Jimenez

        Button Grealish Cantwell Kelly
        1ft 1.7itb

        A) pope to fabianski
        B) pope to pickford
        C) save FT and use to add mane by gw 24

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          a

      16. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        anyone got two playing GK?

        Have Fab and I can get Ryan as a second. I started with Pope, moved to Hendo and how have Fab, timing the runs quite well.

        just gives a bit more flexibility

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Only for BB. My team value is always low, so 2 gks is a no go.

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I always go with cheap GK plus 4.0 one. Works every season.

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah. On both Fab & Hendo. Love the flexibility as well

      17. aborg
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Will Jahanbakhsh play enough minutes for me to bring him in?
        He is a good enabler (to bring in Liverpool def) who scored two goals in last 2 games and Brighton have good fixtures.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Super sub atm

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Jahanbakhsh is not an FPL option

          1. aborg
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Who would you bring at his price bracket? I can't spend more than 5.8m to bring in Robertson for DGW.
            My mids are currently Mane, KDB, Martial, Grealish and Alli. Was thinking of shipping out Alli....for a

      18. FPL FREAK
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Mccarthy + Rico

        Or

        Henderson + 3.9 fodder

        Tempted by Henderson Cs record.... What do u say...??

        My backline:

        Gazzaniga. Button.
        TAA. Soy. Kelly. Lundstram. Rico.

        1. FPL FREAK
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Anyone...??

      19. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Straight shootout, money not an issue, who would you prefer for the foreseeable? Have TAA and Mane, started with double Pool defence and didn't go well!

        A. Firmino
        B. Robertson

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          b

      20. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Have a feeling Rico is out of favour, after 45min sub and poor performances at the back, although haven't seen the games.

        thoughts?

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Had a great shot on target

        2. drughi
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          He will be firmly placed last on the bench until I wildcard him out

        3. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          He's first team for now that's confirmed. Howe does need to change up as in a rut but changes could come in other positions before his.

      21. dshv
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Need Help

        Ryan
        Soy baldock lund kelly rico
        Mane kdb alli martial dendo
        Kane vardy ings

        0.9 itb

        Do kane for DCL Or abraham for -4

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          DCL but might wanna wait til after the fa cup even if he does rise tonight

      22. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        The real question is DCL or Ings? Why?

        I’ll start, I wish DCL but Ings is nearly fixture proof now bc so many big teams are conceding this season. He’s just too consistent.

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Ings. Red hot form, pens, talisman

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Isn't JWP on pens?

            1. drughi
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              he is

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Suggests JWP is the primary taker, Ings second?

                  1. Yankee Toffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 28 days ago

                    Not sure really.

            2. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Maybe I'm mistaken, sorry!

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Ings value has totally gone under the radar for many, long may it continue 🙂

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Cheers, no chance of him getting sold in January?

      23. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        GTG?

        Fabianski
        TAA Digne Lund
        Salah Mane KDB Martial
        Vardy(C) Ings DCL

        (McGov Rico Cantwell Kabasele*)

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Nice squad

          1. in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Cheers