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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. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Barring any injuries, Save FT?

    Ryan
    TAA Sidibe Lundstram
    Salah KdB Maddison Sarr
    Vardy Jimenez Ings
    ---------------------------------------------
    4.0 Soyuncu Rico Dendoncker

    1FT, 2.5M itb.

    Thanks.

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

      gtg...

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers.

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

    Hello everyone need help

    Best Kane replacement ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Who are the best 2 options after Vardy?

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

        You tell me.. what about jimmy ?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Some are selling Jimmy this week. Great game vs Newcastle next.

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

            Some are numptys 😀

    2. COYS78
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Who is on your squad?

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

          Ings vardy..

      • Jullepuu
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Rashford or someone cheap and then upgrade the midfield

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

            Have martial don’t wanna another

        • ChelseaBlues223
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Jimenez, Ings, and maybe DCL for upgrading elsewhere.

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

            Maybe jimmy will be great ..

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          If you're willing to take a punt then go for Haller.

        • Dreaming of glory
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Aubameyang if u dont have him. Get on the arteta bandwagon easly

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Last Man Standing GW22 🏆 (1067 teams)

        Safety score = 44
        Top score = 86
        LMS average = 56.81 (-0.3) = 56.51

        122 eliminated, 945 through to GW22

        Entry open - https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/01/03/last-chance-to-enter-the-last-man-standing-competition-3/

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

          Are you still in it?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Nope. Just an admin.

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

              Keep up the good work!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Cheers. Ragabolly does most of the work these days.

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Aurier, Grealish, Kane -> Holgate, Mane, DCL (-4)

        Yes or No?

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

          Yep

      • Jullepuu
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Maupay to DCL today before the price change yes or no?

          1. ChelseaBlues223
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Yas

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            If you're going to do it anyway, then do it now.

          3. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Derby game next could be an injury. If you don't care about injuries, go for it.

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

            No.

        • MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          K brought in Sigurdsson - a penalty and an assist from a corner wud be nice

        • A message to you Rudi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Pope
          TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Robertson
          Salah Martial Traore
          Vardy Kane Ings

          Button / Cantwell / Moura / Kelly

          0.1 itb and 1FT

          Moura & Kane > KDB & Jimenez?

          1. A message to you Rudi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Could also do Sterling & DCL and save 0.5m itb? …. hmm

        • Eriksen Maestro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          How you reckon Spurs lineup with no Kane?

          Son
          Lucas Alli Lamela

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

            Alli OOP

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            ----------Son
            Alli - Eriksen - Lucas

            1. QuintonFortune25
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              This

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

              could be interesting

        • Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Spurs look dire - even Son returning doesn’t inspire me

          Look at the fixtures too:

          LIV - unlikely room score more than 1
          wat - difficult
          NOR - fair
          MCI - difficult, Laporte likely to have returned

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

            Spurs without Kane last year = better team

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

              eriksen better last year...

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

            They did well vs MCI with Son upfront with Son scoring 3 against them in CL so I don’t think MCI is a bad fixture for their attackers unless Mourinho completely parks the bus.

            NOR, MCI are the fixtures I’m planning to get Son in for.

        • Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Potential WC draft

          Flappy - Button
          TAA - Soyuncu - Dunk - Lundstram - Kelly
          Salah - Mane - KdB - Traore - Cantwell
          Vardy - Ings - Maupay

          Thoughts?

          1. Pad Randa
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Alternately DCL for Maupay

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            How bad is your team now?

            1. Pad Randa
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Ryan - Heaton
              TAA - Lundstram - Webster - Kelly - Williams
              Mane - KdB - Alli - Maddison - Cantwell
              Jimi - Vardy - Tammy

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Soy plays Ings so 1 likely fails.
                Sort Alli and Tammy but doubtful you can get Salah that way.
                If you don't want Maddison, a -8 could work.

                1. Pad Randa
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Could do Deu instead of Ings, but if not WCing, might just bank this week and get VvD in as a 'pool third.

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Looks weak

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 28 days ago

              I’d honestly suggest just going VVD TAA and Mane/Salah

          4. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Why WC now? Can we see team as is?

            1. Pad Randa
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Ryan - Heaton
              TAA - Lundstram - Webster - Kelly - Williams
              Mane - KdB - Alli - Maddison - Cantwell
              Jimi - Vardy - Tammy

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Downgrade Tammy/Jimi + 1 keeper to fodder planning to getting in Salah for GW24.

                1. Pad Randa
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Heaton > Button
                  Tammy > Greenwood
                  Alli > Salah

                  Ugh.

          5. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Both pool mids make it look as though you have 4 or 5m left in bank

            1. Pad Randa
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Not a penny. TV 101.9.

          6. HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Very nice and similar to my team:

            McCarthy McGovern
            TAA Soy Lundy Williams Hanley
            Salah Mane KDB Maddison Grealish
            Vardy Ings Greenwood

        • ChelseaBlues223
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Should I go from Jimenez to DCL now? I must get him before the price rice, because it may get risky later. All for getting my third Lpool player.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            It's also risky now.A -4 can sort the problem later if needed

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Done with my 2 transfers for this week.

          Who scores more?
          Grealish (MCI) or Mane (tot), - 4?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Mane hopefully.

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          1FT 2.6ITB

          Roll FT. Plan Robbo in before gw24.

          Henderson
          TAA Lundstram Soy
          KdB Maddison Mane Traore
          Vardy Jimi Tammy

          Pope Cantwell Rico Kelly

          1. Geordie19
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Yeah roll

        • dshv
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Kane for aubameyang (-4)

          Or

          Kane for jimenez (-4) and after next week that alli to salah ?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            B

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

            Jim

        • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Transfer options
          A)alli to rich and save ft
          B)sterling + alli to rich + salah

          1. Geordie19
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            A for now

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

            a also...

        • Geordie19
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Fab
          Soy Sidibe Robbo
          Alli Martial Salah KDB
          DCL Vardy Ings

          Lundy Rico Grealish

          G2G?
          Start Alli, Lundy or Grealish? Thank you

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

            alli out if you can. Otherwise g2g. Seems like dcl has become template

        • Ambu
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          with kane our, who takes their penalties?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Supposedly Alli

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

          2FT, 0.3ITB
          Pope(Button)
          Soyuncu,Sidibe,Lundstram(Willems,Rico)
          Salah,Mane,KDB,Maddison,Grealish
          Tammy,Vardy(Connolly)

          Best moves?

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Son or Alli + 1m?

          1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Neither

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Nah I want one of them 🙂

              3 of next 4 at home

              1. balint84
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Son

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

                Son, then.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 27 days ago

                  Thanks guys

        • balint84
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Gazza to Allison (-4)?

        • Ha.
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Is Vardy out?

          Best midfielder for this week?

          1. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Richarlison or Fanderson with doubles in mind?

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

            if you've got martial then probably him. Fancy KDB and richarlison to be in the points. Mane and Salah will obviously score

            1. Ha.
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              On KDB (c)

              Don’t fancy Martial

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

                he will score some points this week, but no point just for 1 week

        • stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 28 days ago

          1. Maupay or Calvert-Lewin?
          2. Is Balbuena a good shout for double gameweek, or am I right in saying a West Ham defender is a waste on this occasion?

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            1. I got DCL so probably Maupay.
            2. I think it takes a lot of courage to throw a CB vs Leicester and Liverpool.

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

            DCL

            Fabianski is probably the best WHam Def to go for.

        • jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Gtg?

          Gazza
          VVD, TAA, Lund, Kelly, Hanley
          Salah, KDB, Martial, Cantwell, Traore
          Ings, Vardy, Jiminez

          Plan is to move Jimi to roll transfer next week then mini wildcard:

          VVD, Martial, Jimi to Dunk, Mane & DCL so for DGW24

          Although I am doing ok, not owing Mane is killing my big green arrow climb each week and need to own both Salah and Mane I think. My TV is circa 105.5m so think it is possible

          Any comments?

        • HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I’ve completely avoided Spurs, Chelsea and United on my WC. Bad idea?

          1. balint84
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            would do the same

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

              Triple Pool and triple Leicester. Not a lot of room for them!

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

            yeah id do that. Tammy and son may well start going good though

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

              I held Tammy for weeks but got Ings in. As a Saints season ticket holder it’s more fun!

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

                yeah ings is the way at the moment

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

            Not a bad idea at all.

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

            Not at all, though I think one of Rashford or Martial is good too.

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

              I had Martial instead of Maddison but I like the look of Leicester more (form and fixtures).

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

              Also concerned that with Pogba and McTominay confirmed out for a while, United will not “click” like they can.

          5. Vasqujg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 27 days ago

            All frustrating teams- but I have Rashford cause of my ignorance and masochism

        • balint84
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          A) Targett to Robertson
          B) Connolly to Jimenez/Abraham

        • john25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Hey guys, which is the better player to keep for long term between Kelly and Rico? Both equally nailed on?

          Cheers

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

            Kelly at least gives you a sniff of a CS.

          2. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Kelly assisted both opponents' goals in the last two matches. Fully expect him to go back to the bench soon.

            1. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 27 days ago

              They don't have any fit defenders to replace him yet.

          3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            I'll sell Kelly first just because ward will return soon... and keep Rico well benched. In fact I think I'll get Cantwell or even noble to prevent him ever playing whilst I'm at it.

        • Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Think I’m heading for this for GW24

          Foster/Ryan/Fabs (can’t decide)
          Taa Vvd Soy Lunds Rico
          Mane Madd KDB Rich Grealish
          Vardy Ings Jimmy

          But Auba looks appealing too

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

            Who will you bench?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Depends who has the worst fixture

              Rich is in for the next 4/5 GWs but will then get dropped at which point Auba looks a great option so might upgrade Jimmy then

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

                I don't see many bad fixtures for that GW 24 team.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 28 days ago

                  Well currently it’s my team but I’ve got Gomez and Guita over VVD and a different keeper so I have headaches every week

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

            Fabs

          3. Vasqujg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Rich is garbage and not worth 6.2M

            Grealish has a bad fixture

            Ings has a challenge fixture but should not be benched

            Jimmy and wolves are never consistent

            Rico and Bournemouth are imploding

            All your GKs are ok

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Have to say I’m not 100% sold on bringing in Rich for Alli

              Might go for Sarr or Martial - plenty of time to research that move

              1. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 27 days ago

                Martial because you don’t have MU coverage seems strong

                Sarr is the baby Sadio Mane

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Took my 3rd hit of the season.

          Ryan
          Soyuncu Holgate Rico
          KdB Salah Mane Maddison
          Rashford Vardy DCL

          Team looks G2G?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Any team with Rico starting isn't.
            Lack of Pool defence is an issue if they continue the CS.

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

              A hit for Rico won't be worth it, stuck with him for now.

              I was thinking of getting Firmino vs United & the double up, as the 3rd Liverpool player.

        • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          It's better to sell Alli for Salah/Sterling over keeping and seeing how spurs cope without Kane if I have no pressing issues right?

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

            I have done that.

        • Boss Hogg
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          a. Mane and Calvert-Lewin
          or
          b. Alli and Firmino

          ???

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            a - every day