Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 22

After a mini-break over Christmas due to the swift turnaround in Gameweeks, the Scout Squad panel have reassembled for the first time in 2020 to submit their player longlists for the coming weekend.

In this article, our four regulars – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each proposes an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets for Gameweek 22 and explain their notable inclusions/omissions in their copy below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the earlier-than-usual deadline at 19:00 GMT on Friday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panellist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKBen FosterBen FosterBen FosterRui Patricio
 Rui PatricioVicente GuaitaDean HendersonKepa Arrizabalaga
 Lukasz FabianskiLukasz FabianskiJordan PickfordJordan Pickford
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-ArnoldJohn Lundstram
 Djibril SidibeRomain SaissJohn LundstramRomain Saiss
 Kurt ZoumaJohn LundstramDjibril SidibeCaglar Soyuncu
 John LundstramSead KolasinacCesar AzpilicuetaDjibril Sidibe
 Romain SaissCesar AzpilicuetaRomain SaissDavid Luiz
MFMohamed SalahKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneAnthony Martial
 Sadio ManeSadio ManeMohamed SalahKevin De Bruyne
 Kevin De BruyneIsmaila SarrAnthony MartialJames Maddison
 Anthony MartialAnthony MartialRicharlisonRicharlison
 Ismaila SarrJoao MoutinhoIsmaila SarrAdama Traore
FWTroy DeeneyRaul JimenezJamie VardyMarcus Rashford
 Raul JimenezSergio AgueroMarcus RashfordTammy Abraham
 Marcus RashfordJamie VardyRaul JimenezJamie Vardy
 Jamie VardyMarcus RashfordTammy AbrahamRaul Jimenez
 Dominic Calvert-LewinAdam IdahDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin

Most popular picks: John Lundstram, Romain Saiss, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Martial, Raul Jimenez, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford (four), Ben Foster, Djibril Sidibe, Ismaila Sarr, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

Following my recent article on Watford, I’ve opted for a triple-up on their assets for a favourable trip to Bournemouth.

Ben Foster gets a place in goal for his recent resurgence, now capable of both saves and clean sheets in equal measure against a Cherries outfit bottom of the league for big chances in their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Ismaïla Sarr and Troy Deeney are also included having combined for seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks. Bournemouth have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game in their last six.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is my top defender for Gameweek 22 as he, once again, has a chance for returns at both ends of the pitch.

Bournemouth are the only side to have registered fewer big chances than Spurs in their last four matches while Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in a row now.

Furthermore, since Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs, they have kept just one clean sheet (joint-worst in the division) and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game – which bodes well for the in-form attacking options of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

Djibril Sidibé gets another mention from me ahead of Everton’s meeting with Brighton. None of his defensive colleagues has matched his key pass total over the last four matches while only Bournemouth have mustered fewer big chances during that time than the Seagulls.

Meanwhile, Burnley have managed just three shots on target since Gameweek 18, by far the lowest of any in the division, which is why I’ve opted for Kurt Zouma in my selection.

Aston Villa’s defence has been questionable this season so I’m expecting the loss of Tom Heaton to cause even more problems when Manchester City rock up on Sunday afternoon.

Kevin De Bruyne is the most nailed-on option when looking to capitalise on the Citizens’ attacking power, with returns in four of his last five, two of them double-digit hauls.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial looked poised to benefit from the continually shaky Norwich defence, while Raùl Jiménez may find some joy against an equally leaky Newcastle back-line.

Finally, Jamie Vardy gets into my selection but is not quite as high as some of the other forwards I mentioned.

I’m eager for more updates on his calf injury from Brendan Rodgers’ next press conference while Southampton’s defence has been making improvements recently.

Over the last four matches, they have conceded just four big chances – only Liverpool have allowed fewer than that.

NEALE SAID…

This could be a Gameweek in which the appealing matches on paper are not quite as straightforward as they seem.

Sheffield United take on a West Ham United side buoyed by David Moyes’ appointment, while Everton face a tricky Brighton outfit that have caused ‘bigger’ teams trouble all season.

Southampton are unrecognisable from the side that lost 9-0 to Leicester a few months ago, while Norwich have performed bravely without reward of late and take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hit-and-miss United this weekend.

Chelsea’s recent slip-ups at Stamford Bridge means that a home fixture against Burnley is far from a gimmie, either.

Those caveats aside, it would seem perverse to go without the likes of John Lundstram, Anthony Martial, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford when their teams are on home soil.

Cesar Azpilicueta also gets the nod because of his attacking threat (top for expected goal involvement among defenders over the last six Gameweeks) as much as his clean sheet potential, while I sense that whoever starts up front for Norwich at Old Trafford could get a lot of joy from a central defence that may comprise the out-of-form Victor Lindelof and the tragicomic Phil Jones. I’ve stuck hat-trick hero Adam Idah down given that Teemu Pukki is struggling for fitness but Daniel Farke could potentially bring us positive news on the Finn in his pre-match presser, so I’ll leave the space open for him should he be passed fit.

There are no real shocks elsewhere, with my Sead Kolasinac selection based on his advanced role in the Arsenal team (more on this in my article on the Arteta-era Gunners) and Crystal Palace’s shortage of goals in 2019/20.

The triple-up on Wolves is fairly self-explanatory, with Romain Saiss – who has more headed attempts than any other FPL defender over the last six Gameweeks – and dead-ball specialist Joao Moutinho getting the nod alongside Raul Jimenez because of injury-hit Newcastle’s season-long vulnerability to aerial balls and set plays.

Bournemouth are the Premier League’s worst side based on form over the last ten Gameweeks, so I’ve backed against the Cherries with two Watford assets.

Ben Foster has three clean sheets in his last six starts, while Eddie Howe’s side have scored a dismal seven goals in their last 14 outings.

At the other end, Ismaila Sarr is joint-third among FPL midfielders for shots in the box and big chances since returning to the Watford starting XI in Gameweek 14.

The final word is on Liverpool assets, who we’ll be discussing a lot of ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

There’s nothing much to split their premium defenders and midfielders but I’ve gone for Sadio Mane and Andrew Robertson purely for the Serge Aurier factor: only three clubs have allowed more chances from their right flank than Spurs since Jose Mourinho took over.

PAUL SAID…

Wolves, Chelsea and Everton could all merit investment at both ends of the pitch in our picks for Gameweek 22.

All three provide in-form differentials in defence and have favourable home fixtures up next.

At a cost of just £4.4m, Romain Saiss offers a cheaper alternative to Matt Doherty (£6.1m) in the Wolves backline.

Owned by less than 1% of FPL managers, the Moroccan has three goals in his 21 starts across all competitions this season.

Saiss’ aerial ability could make the difference against Newcastle at Molineux.

He has recorded six headed attempts in the last six Gameweeks, more than any other defender.

The Magpies, meanwhile, have conceded 69 headed efforts, a league-leading figure.

Cesar Azpilicueta sits in under 5% of FPL squads for the visit of Burnley.

The Chelsea full-back has produced eight shots inside the penalty area in the last six Gameweeks, joint-top among FPL defenders.

Considering he managed just two shots in the box in the opening 15 Gameweeks, it’s fair to say Azpilicueta has upped his goal threat considerably.

Djibril Sidibe welcomes Brighton to Goodison Park on the back of some fine recent displays.

The Everton defender has 24 points in his last three home appearances, serving up two clean sheets and a pair of assists.

Yet he is owned by less than 2% of managers ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Sidibe has created six chances in Everton’s three Gameweeks under Carlo Ancelotti – a total that ranks third at the back in FPL.

A change of manager has also raised the potential of Ismaila Sarr.

The Watford winger has two goals and two assists in five appearances for Nigel Pearson – prior to that, he managed one goal in the opening 16 Gameweeks.

The Senegalese’s 12 shots and 11 shots in the box are more than any team-mate under Pearson.

Both those totals place among the top five midfielders since the new manager took charge in Gameweek 17.

GEOFF SAID…

I kick off my picks with Rui Patricio as my top shot-stopper, playing against an injury-hit Newcastle side. My other goalkeeper selections are Kepa Arrizabalaga, with a strong home game against Burnley, and Jordan Pickford, whose Everton side host Brighton.

I look to five defenders with home games, headlined by John Lundstram and his strong form at Bramall Lane all season. Romain Saiss is a cheap and low-owned option who could score well, while Caglar Soyuncu, Djibril Sidibe and David Luiz round off my defensive picks.

Anthony Martial is my first Manchester United player, with three goals in as many games and playing ‘out of position’ as a forward.

Kevin De Bruyne has seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks and comes up against an Aston Villa side with injury problems.

James Maddison and Richarlison are two of the top three transfers in this week for good reason, while Adama Traore has three attacking returns in his last 2 home games.

Marcus Rashford comes into Gameweek 22 at home to Norwich with excellent form, only blanking in four of the last 13 Gamweeks.

Tammy Abraham is at home to Burnley and has returned in back-to-back Gameweeks, while Jamie Vardy will likely be available again after missing two league fixtures.

Raul Jimenez is another appealing forward pick with a home game and strong form, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with three goals in the last three games, is someone I think could have a breakout Gameweek.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Mince n Tatties was defeated 49-39 in Gameweek 18 by the Scout Picks, who then lost 58-47 to FPL_SMR in Gameweek 19.

There was no community champion in Gameweeks 20 or 21.

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846 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kane and Antonio (don't ask) for Wilson and Richarlison for a hit?
    Yay or nay

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      wont ask you about antonio, but wilson?!

      1. Jealous Viper
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A bit of a punt but has great fixtures coming up which i think can bring some form.

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          so many other better options at that price range

        2. RedAlpha10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think Bournemouth’s form is so bad that despite the good fixtures I don’t think he can capitalise on it, look at his shots on target stats over the last few weeks I doubt it’s anything good but that’s just my opinion

          1. NOMONEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            relegation form theyre showing

  2. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone think I am mad to captain Jimi? Newcastle concedes most shots on target in last 6 GW, are injury ridden and can’t defend set pieces?

    Vardy sure is tempting but Southampton not as bad as they were and he been out

    Martial, I don’t trust utd form enough to captain

    KDB, tempting but put off by his defensive last few displays.

    I know a risk but can’t see Jimi blanking but would be finished if Vardy does get a hatty and I don’t captain

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You know the risk, you know the reward if it works. You know what you will regret missing on, a Jimenez haul or a Vardy haul.

      Or both might score same...

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Would regret a Vardy haul more but if Jimi hauls and I do it. It’s instant rank boost

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          When was last time jimi hauled?

          1. Squeakybum99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Against City.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Im tempted by Salah honestly.

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Depressing as a spurs fan that this is actually a good cal these days 🙁

    3. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's going to be Jamie Vardy's birthday on Saturday, just saying...

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah, he might want some cards 😉

  3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bournemouth rare win and clean sheet incoming 😆

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Switches Rico back in instantly

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He's my 3rd bench currently... We have trust issues in the relationship.

        1. MC Hammer
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          he's 3rd on your bench, no wonder he has no trust in you

  4. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Gazza to which keeper as a set and forget?

    A) Fabianski
    B) Ryan

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No one is set and forget tbh but fabianski is good for the dgw but Ryan better for the fixtures over the next few gw

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Adam Idah?

  6. Sicaholic
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    2 FT, what to do? 0.0m itb
    Ramsdale
    TAA Soyuncu Lunds
    KDB Mane Salah Martial
    Tammy Vardy Maupay
    Bench: McGovern Cantwell Webster Simpson

    Also, should I start cantwell over maupay?

  7. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Morning everyone,

    Hope you have all enjoyed the break from FF.

    Anyway need some help with my defensive options. I got 3 slots 1 is taken up by TAA leaving 2 up for grabs.

    A. Lund vs West ham home
    B. Rico Vs Watford hom
    C. Soy vs Southampton home
    D. Holgate vs Brighton home

    Thank you.

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A & C

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thank you sir

    2. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah, A and C

  8. Jayben23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How nailed is Ayoze Perez?

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

      Not nailed.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      not when his replacement last night came on, played well and scored

  9. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Planning to move Alli out this week for Grealish eventually. Is martial worth one week punt before bringing him in? Cant think of anyone else for under 9 mill

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Worth a punt....Vs Norwich at home. Only worry is United missing part of their spine

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah that's what I'm thinking but not a fan of united at sll

    2. Savman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Same dilemma. Considered Mahrez but way too risky so I think the snore fest choice of Martial is the way to go.

      Richarlison or Sarr also but not sure they have the points ceiling martial does.

      United look so poor though the last few games...

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        City boys would have been the perfect choice with their fixture but risky as no guarantee of starts. Martial is a really uninspiring pick though!

  10. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

    Maddison+Willems to Cantwell+TAA?

    (Cantwell will be bench player)

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I would rather sell Tammy than Maddison. How much would you have for a striker? Perhaps DCL?

    2. ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      3-4-2?

      Not sure id sell Maddison unless he's injured?

  11. Chrissy Waddle - 2019/20
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    To replace Alli I'm thinking of these picks...

    A. Ozil
    B. Grealish
    C. Ismaila Sarr

    These will all free up funds to get Robertson.

    Ozil is my punty front runner right now. Thoughts?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B from those.

      Have you also considered Maddison or Mahrez?

      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2019/20
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks. I sold Maddison for Richarlison in my WC as I have Vardy. Mahrez is too unreliable for starts.

        Aresnal's fixtures are excellent and Arteta seems to have rejuvenated Ozil in that number 10 role.

        Grealish I like but I'm interested in a more differential 4th Mid to help climb the rankings.

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yeah I watched Ozil against United last week and he looked pretty awesome, but at the moment it still feels very punty to me.

          If you fancy it though then go for it mate!

  12. Hakonlan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kane+Gross --> Salah and Ayew (2 FT) or Kane+Gross+Rashford (-4) --> Salah, Jimenez and DCL?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not an ideal week to sell Rashford, probably first one but shame you cant afford DCL over Ayew.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      First

      After 2-3 weeks you can change Rashford-Ayew to couple of decent forwards

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kane-> Jimi and save

  13. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thinking about Alli & Maupay to Mahrez & DCL (2FT) - What do you reckon?

    Current squad is:
    Foster
    TAA - Robertson - Lundstram - Soyuncu
    Salah - KDB - Alli - Martial
    Vardy (c) - Maupay

    McGovern - Ings - Rico - Cantwell

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah good moves.

      Would consider Dilva over Mahrez also.

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good moves...I did maupay to dcl this week. I like dilva or mahrez for this week the only thing that worries me is pep.....Need I say more

  14. ebb2sparky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I have 7.0 itb after shifting Kane which will be used to bring in mane for the double. Do i;
    A) save a FT and get mane later
    B) traore to mane
    C) Grealish to mane

    I don't think leaving 7.0 itb is a great strategy especially when i have a FT so favour B or C

    I much prefer Grealish longer term but maybe short term view is better with villa playing city and wolves playing a depleted Newcastle

    What would you prefer from those options?

    1. Lukakwho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Short term Traore has good fixtures. He hasn’t hauled in a single “good” fixture this season.

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  15. Davew88
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play Lundstram (WHU) or Maupay (EVE) ?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lundstram

      2. Soto Ayam
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Lundy baby

      3. Lukakwho
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How’s Alli and Maupay > Grealish and Jimi? This leave me with some extra cash to get Gomez for Aurier in a weeks time.

      4. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who to play this week guys?
        1ft.
        1) Alli
        2) Grealish
        3) None, do Alli->Martial/Richarlison. then getting Salah for dgw24 will be for -4 or Robbo for free.

        Ramsdale
        Taa Soy Lundstram
        Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish
        Vardy Ings Jimenez

        Alli Rico Kelly

        1. ebb2sparky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I'd probably play Grealish and avoid a hit later

      5. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Is Vardy a better TC candidate later in the season if Lei go through to LC final than Salah or Mane?

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think he is

        2. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          more nailed than salah and mane for sure

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Liverpool’s second fixture of the double gameweek is 6 days later.

            Salah and Mane are nailed.

            1. BNMC
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Isn't there a cup round in between?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Against Shrewsbury or Bristol. Can't see either or Salah or Mané starting that TBH.

                2. NOMONEY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  this. and you may also say that they have another league game 3 days after the 2nd dgw game

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Think I'm going to TC Salah in 24.

        3. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Who to captain?

          A) kdb
          B) salah
          C) mane

          1. NOMONEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            i dont have both salah and mane, but if you do, how do you even decide?

            1. gooner_112233445566
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I put mane in this week for alli as want both mane and salah for double gameweek. Really not sure who out of the above to captain though

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I'm on Salah. Don't have Mane yet.

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Have all and would go KDB if you don't have Vardy

        4. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Is 0.2 price swing worth a hit at this point?

          1. in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Depends. Who are you getting rid of, who are you bringing in?

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              My planned transfers are Rashy, Alli & Aurier to DLC, Mane, 4.8 defender. Have 2FT and plan was only to do the Aurier this week. But Alli is dropping and Mane is rising so I'll lose 0.2 if I wait.

              1. ebb2sparky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Taking a hit to sell rashford before the Norwich match is very risky. I'd only consider if there was no chance I could afford mane after the price changes

                1. Konstaapeli
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Think you're right. Cheers.

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            If you wont get priced out, then no

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              True. Thanks Holmes.

          3. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            If your worried about 0.2m drop why don’t you give yourself some breathing room by getting in a 4.4-4.6m defender instead?

        5. BNMC
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Jimenez(C)??

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Wouldn't do it myself

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Why?

                1. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  More explosive players with good fixtures available.

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Explosive like salah? Salah scored only 1 time away from home and has not been explosive, vardy has a stubborn southampton and kbd may play too deep as last game vs everton...

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Good luck with Jimenez. I don't think it's the right move but if it works and he outscored all those players then fair play.

            2. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              i guess its more to do with the psychological side of things with captaining a 7.5 player with other 10+ players in the team

            3. gooner_112233445566
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Who else you got?

              1. BNMC
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Vardy, Mane, KDB.
                  Jimenez is just a rogue idea I have and one that could see me climb up a bit. But I imagine Vardy's EO will be close to 150+.

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I am waiting to see who is out for Newcastle, I will C him based on that or not. Great option to have.

            4. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Planned to have this team by GW23:
              Ryan - Pope
              TAA - Soy - Lund - Kelly - Rico
              Mane - KDB - Maddison - Son - Dendock
              Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

              How do I fit Robbo into this team?

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Downgrade Jimenez, Maddi or Son.

                1. NOMONEY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  bringing in son for gw23, so it will have to be jimenez or maddison

                  i guess losing jimenez in gw24 makes sense with LIV in GW24 and LEI in GW26, although wolves loves those tough games

            5. BNMC
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Start Soyuncu in a back 4 or Grealish?
                Inclined towards Grealish since he could easily score/assist one goal against City, and Saints are looking good so I don't expect a LEI Clean sheet.

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  If in doubt start the attacker

                2. MC Hammer
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Graelish

              • goldengove
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Morning all!

                Ryan (Button)
                TAA / Soyunco / Lundstram (Kelly / Rico)
                Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish (Cantwell)
                Maupay / Jiminez / Vardy (C)

                1 FT with 0.4 in the bank.

                a) Transfer Kelly or Rico
                b) Transfer Maupay (for DCL)
                c) Something else?!?

              • gooner_112233445566
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Does anyone have any idea when there will be double gameweeks? (Apart from the one in a couple weeks), not sure when to consider using any chips

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Probably after GW30

                  1. gooner_112233445566
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Is it me or did they used to be so many more double gameweeks involving a lot of teams?

                    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Since I have been playing, there have been couple of mega DGWs every year plus one or two mini DGW. Not sure before that

                2. BNMC
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Midweek between 34 and 35 is very likely. DGW dates mainly depend on how far PL teams go in Europe.

                    1. ebb2sparky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Later stages of FA cup has most impact since they occur same time as gameweek

                3. BNMC
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    So now that the EFL first legs have finished, we have an idea of who will miss GW28 due to the final.
                    MCI-ARS will be missed unless City somehow bottle it, and one of AVL-SHU and NOR-LEI will be missed.
                    I'll have KDB on the bench and possibly Vardy too. Might have to tinker my squad a bit.

                    1. BNMC
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        And Maddison... *sigh*
                        Hope villa win.

                    2. Kanteisking
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Richarlison or Maddy?

                      1. Hot Toddy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Have my doubts about Everton so for now at least its Maddison for me.

                    3. stu92
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I need your thoughts guys!

                      Ryan
                      Robbo - TAA - Chilwell - Lundstram
                      Salah - KDB - Maddison - Traore
                      Vardy - Jiminez
                      (Martin - Connolly - Hayden - Tomori)

                      1FT, 1.3ITB

                      I want to get rid of Tomori and Connolly to give me better rotation options, best options in each position?

                      A) Maupay
                      B) DCL

                      1. Holgate
                      2. Charlie Taylor
                      3. Balbuena
                      4. Saiss (triple Wolves...)

                      i) make both transfers now for a -4
                      ii) roll a week with what I’ve got, risk potential price drops/rises and make both next week

                      1. Villa Velour
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        B. Williams for defender. Roll.

                    4. Quality St
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      With Ndidi out can we expect a lot of rotation in midfield and formation change? Who is more nailed of Praet , Choudhury and Fuchs? Cheeky punt on Choudhury an option?

                      1. Hot Toddy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Doesn't appeal at all tbh.

                        1. Quality St
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Way outside the box perhaps

                    5. Van der Faart
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Any thoughts here. 2 frees. 0.9 ITB

                      Ryan (Gazza)
                      Soyu TAA Lundy (Rico Kelly)
                      KDB Mane Traore Alli
                      Vardy Rashford Ings

                      Rico, Kelly, Gazza are obvious transfers out, also need to generate some funds for the DGW so Alli and Rashford could be moved out either.