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Has Arsenal’s defence improved enough for FPL investment?

Recent performances and a favourable schedule could put Arsenal’s defensive assets on the Fantasy Premier League radar.

While even considering these sorts of players might be considered high-treason by many, it is undeniable that the Gunners have made progress since Mikel Arteta took over last month.

With matches against Sheffield United, Burnley and Newcastle between now and Gameweek 26, there could be a window of opportunity for Fantasy managers looking for differential options.

In this article, we are going to provide an update on Arsenal’s defence to see if Gameweek 22 provided enough evidence of improvement ahead of those appealing fixtures.

As this uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those who have signed up for the full 2019/20 season, a monthly pass or a discounted package can access it in full.

What progress did Arteta make in Gameweek 22?

It seems fair to say that Arsenal were a little unfortunate not to come out of their Gameweek 22 trip to Crystal Palace with a clean sheet and all three points.

For the first time in roughly a year, the Gunners came into the match with an unchanged starting XI, which appeared to help them established control over proceedings in the first half.

After dominating possession for large spells, the loss of Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) at interval saw them pegged back by a heavily deflected Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) shot and it’s worth remembering they had to play the final 24 minutes with only ten men.

Despite conceding, Arsenal are still showing improvement against the first 18 matches of the campaign, when Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg were at the helm.

During that period they conceded 1.5 goals per game but this has reduced to just 1.0 per game between Gameweeks 19 and 22 – Arteta’s first four matches.

However, the question on Fantasy managers’ lips is whether the Gunners are showing enough of an improvement to warrant investment.

In order to do that, we will have to dig deep than the goals conceded during Arteta’s brief time in charge and look instead at the underlying statistics.

What does the underlying data say?

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1,173 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Crazy to lose Vardy?
    -8 don't kind the hit will get the points back

    Pope
    TAA Lundstarm Williams
    Salah Mane Moura Martial KDB
    Rashford Ings

    Button Kelly Simpson 4.2m

    Gomez Vardy Jiminez Guendouzi
    To
    Williams Ings 4.2m Mane

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Wud lose rashford instead

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A way to lose all your profit. It might be a good call though.

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Jimenez to Ings & wait
      - could be injuries & red cards
      - you already have triple pool & a great team
      - doubt you’ll get the -8 back
      - Vardy has Burnley & is nailed on plus a season keeper & you’ll lose so much value

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      not sure who the 4.2 defender might be, but if you can find someone who playat least you have insurance of start, with that set up you can soon find yourself without 3 starting defs. In essence, this is Vardy and Gomez and Jiminez for Williams, ings and Mané? I know Gomez is not the sexiest pick but when already on 3 Liverpool for the doble, i would just leave it there and try to find points elsewhere in your team. 4.2 striker is not possible me thinks? . Pope has awful fixtures, points could be find there and to improve defence could get you more points than just shuffle around with Pool assets, Kelly about to lose his spot, Williams is not nailed and Simpson is non playing fodder. Your supposed transfer plan indicates to me that you have some money itb? I would take a look at defense if i were you.

  2. eazy
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Need some thoughts about my wildcard plan:
    Foster
    Taa Gomez Soy (Lund Kelly)
    Mane Maddo Kdb Grealish Richarlison
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    Current team:
    Foster
    Kelly Lund Soy (Taylor Reid)
    Alli Mane Kdb Maddo Cantwell
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    2FT and 2.2 itb

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Probably wouldn't get Soy on a wildcard. Not sure there's enough difference between the teams to warrant a WC

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I wouldn’t WC that. Can be fixed.
      Alli to Richa & Reid/Taylor to TAA this week, then maybe Jimi to Ings next week. All for free and maybe take a hit next week to get another LIV def.

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Who'd you © out of:

    Vardy
    Kdb
    Son

    I'm currently leaning towards Vardy© Son v©.
    Palace are a tough nut to crack IMO so not thinking KDB

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Going by the recent form it's got to be Vardy against Burnley who are leaking goals

      However Salah or Mane wud be better than those 3 imo - without our first choice midfield we are due a thumping

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Not going to © someone playing us.
        I think it'll be a tight game. We'll sit deep.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Always tight games ; Ole will play 10 at the back again and try and quick break. Won’t be much room to play for Liverpool.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Yes.
            11 is possible too 😀

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Has to be a Vardy weekend. Watford too good right now, Palace can fall apart but I’d want Aguero in that construct.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Kitsune
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I’m not convinced by vardy Captain, somehow I expect burnley to all out defend. I just brought in Son for Martial and thinking about captaining him but it’s a gamble. Just get the feeling it could be a high scoring game. KDB seems a safer bet maybe. For me it’s a choice between them.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        I might go with Son yeah.

    4. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Mine’s on KDB.
      Vardy would be 2nd choice.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Nice

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Likewise.

  4. Pjanić At The Disco
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Aguero + Martial + Targett -> Ings + Salah + Soy (-4)?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nope, any other way to get Ings?

    2. tibollom
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      why get rid of Kun before Palace?

    3. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      selling kun after his hat trick?!

      1. Kitsune
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Better than selling him before his hat trick

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          This

  5. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    What do you reckon about these moves? 2ft and 1M ITB

    Martial + Rash to Kun + JWP
    then next week Kun + Rico to Rash + Robbo for a hit?

    Hendo Button
    TAA Rico Lunds Dunk Cathcart
    Mane KDB Martial Grealish Cantwell
    Rash Ings Vardy

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Are you confident that kun will start every game ?

      1. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        well not really but I reckon he will play the next one against Paalce, then I get rid of him again...

  6. GE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Best defender up to 5.6 def?

    1) Sidibe
    2) Gomez
    3) Other?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Gomez if his spot is nailed

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Isn’t he now with all the clean sheets?

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Kolasinac, Baldock

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Gomez is also good

      2. GE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Dunk

  7. arkom
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    McCarthy
    Kelly / Aurier / Soy / Lundstram / Rico
    Willian / Salah / Mane / KDB / Cantwell
    Vardy / Ings / Jimenez

    1 FT
    1£ ITB

    Guys, any advices - what to do next with this team? At least I need soon Pool def in..

    Kelly --> Gomez
    Willian --> Maddison/Richarlison
    Jimenez --> DCL

    Potential moves for DGW.. Any thoughts about Gomez?

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I'd do A, or consider rolling transfer and doing Aurier+Soy > VVD+Williams next week.

  8. petergriff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Help me not burn a transfer..... i'm undecided what to do on triple LIV and thinking of waiting until next week to give another week of info between Mane/VVD/Robertson...

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Lundy
    KDB(c) Salah Martial Maddison
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Button Lindelof Rico Hayden

    2FT, 0.1 ITB

    A. Lindelof > Williams?
    B. Hayden > Dendoncker?
    C. Something else (i don't mind using 2 FTs, if it doesn't exclude me from Liverpool options next week)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      If you're not going to double up on Pool defense, Lindelof >> Dunk is a no brainer IMO.
      Dunk has good run of fixtures & is a threat on set pieces on which Brighton & Potter thrives

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks. BRI do have good fixtures, although that gives me a BRI double up which is a bit too much BRI exposure for me

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Southampton 4.3 Stephens is the one then

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Lindelof to cheap WAT/ SOT def.
      Next week Rico to VVD

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks, although I'd need to find an extra 1.1m to do that. I couldn't even do it with Soy>VVD next week.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Sorry, cheap def this week.
          Next Martial to a Grealish type price player then LIV def

          1. petergriff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks. That does make sense

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all.

    Some advice please

    Schmeichel
    Trent sidibe dunk
    Kdb maddison mane grealish Salah
    Vardy ings

    Button greenwood lundy Williams

    2ft .5itb

    All chips intact

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      V nice. It's hard to fault that. Grealish > Sarr? Schmeichel downgrade?

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        I could do grealish maddison to mahrez doucoure but probably just chasing last weeks points.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Indeed

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      You probably have to burn a FT as too much cash tied up in double Liv mid to give option.

    3. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Yh apart from looking at other options for Schmeichal and/ or Grealish just burn a transfer unless you want to do the hokey-cokey with liverpool and city and get a midfielder in for this week for Mane or Salah then revert back in 24

  10. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Pope to McCarthy for a hit?

    1. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Only if youl never have a spare FT

  11. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Is Leicester defence worth holding? Only 2 clean sheets in the last 8 or 9.

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I'll be looking to offload soy once I get the chance.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Looking at the double up in Liverpool defence for 24 and he looks the likeliest candidate to exit for me

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Do it

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Just 2 more games and then we can switch

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I've shipped both Pereira and Vardy so hoping its the right time to jump off perhaps a tired team but high risk I know!

    4. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I'm off it for now but if they blank in 28 I'll be looking to get back towards the end of the season especially if Klopp shows signs of rotation.

    5. Penang Sandman
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      No way still top 3 defense this season. Extreme value in Soy if you got him early, not much in Pereira/Chilwell

  12. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Rejigged my WC team slightly (removed Maddison, Holgate and Gibson) and happier with it now, Locked & Loaded and really to climb the ranks:

    Henderson Button
    Trent Sidibe Dunk Stephens Williams
    Salah Mane Son Richarlison Grealish
    Rashford Ings Greenwood
    0.0
    🙂

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nice team man.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers, hoping for better luck with it than with my previous one!

    2. Penang Sandman
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      interesting that you went Sidibe instead of Digne, since Everton swap to back 4 last game

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah, think they both look decent options over the next 4 fixtures (even if he plays in a flat back four) and the 0.3 probably swung it for me tbh.

        1. Penang Sandman
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Digne got them FKs for that extra 0.3.

          Im in no place to call which is better but i do think Digne's better pick in back 4 (Sidibe owner)

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            could be well worth paying the extra I guess and downgrading Grealish to a Sarr / Doucoure punt with some money leftover, hmmmm

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 14 days ago

              ....exact money to do Sidibi + Grealish to Digne + Sarr (who has been impressive of late) too

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 14 days ago

                That’s better imo

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 14 days ago

                  yeah, think I'm sold 🙂

    3. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Looks good. Son and Rich could do the bis for you

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        that's the dream, have had Richarlison for a few GWs now and he's been great for me in recent GWs...hope he continues his little streak!

    4. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nice team! Who are you thinking of captaining?

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Tbh I wouldn't go near Son rn with city showing some serious form. Mahrez and KDB way better options, Spurs not looking great going forward.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Son is a punt for sure just hoping that he will find form over the next couple and be a nice differential...Mahrez going great guns but probably due a rest so puts me off him a bit

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Fine line between brave and foolish though (no offence intended). City mid duo in serious form, one of them having 100+% EO almost every week and with his quality theres no reason he would stop racking up points. If no KDB, is it brave or foolish to go without Mahrez as well? Idk only time will tell hahah

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 14 days ago

              no point playing safe now after a horrible first half of season, would rather take these risks early, foolishly or not to try and salvage it...if not its only a game 😉

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Agree with your thinking but I would get Mahrez as the punt and maybe shift to Son later. On the back of a huge performance, has a better fixture and dont think he gets a rest personally, theres a full week till the next game.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 14 days ago

                  Hmmm...not a bad shout that especially with Watford's improved form, cheers!

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        currently on Salah, think Ole's luck against the big boys might just run out at Anfield...fearing a thumping!

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          It's his bogey team though. But Could just mean hes due a haul against them

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            not reading anything into that tbh, they could rip us a new one on Sunday with their confident sky high and our midfield so so weak!

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Looks very nice, some obvious lack there but i guess that´s down to pure calculated risk. 3 main defenders are likeable, with good attacking potential, mids are also good, not sold on either Son or Rich,mostly because Spurs are not in form and Everton just a few good ones before it gets ugly but both has their credentials as fpl players. Without Lund but Hendo as cover for SHU could work, and not saying this as something that will happen but Lundtstrams game last time out was pretty poor, he´s been very good so i think it won´t matter but it could be a sign to come. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part-) it would break up things, and that friday game last week was so boring when Fab got injured, everyone had him playing so the only excitement of the evening was when he was taken out and you hoped for them to concede. But i guess then Hendo will be more template, or even one of the other defenders.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers for the word mate, yeah trying to perk up my season with a few calculated risks as you say...I don't enjoy owning double defences, despite going down that route at times, as I love watching football and hate wishing teams not to score!

  13. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Start 2 from:
    A) Martial (liv)
    B) DCL (whu)
    C) Cantwell (BOU)

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      C & B (I think)

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      C and coin flip the other two...prob side with B as can't see up doing much v Liverpool.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      BC

    4. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B C

    5. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers. Pretty unanimous then. Martial a good 1st bench this week

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Cantwell must play, and then i think it is toin coss between the two other ones. DCL because of West ham goalie i guess.

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Who would fill these spots??

    A) Son and Greenwood
    B) Moura and Ings

    Pope Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Tomori Hanley
    Salah KDB Grealish Cantwell xxxx
    Vardy Rashford xxxx

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers all , this is what I thought , Moura a good pick?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        B but I do not like the moura pick. Martial is a better pick after this gw imo

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      B

  15. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    surprised with lack of interest in the Mf that has most GA and most SoT in last 4...

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      So is this post for members only? 😆

      Tbh, I don't think he is nailed

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        He is def nailed.

        PS: It's not Mahrez...

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Ohh 😮

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Ofcourse he is nailed but in the previous 5 matches, he surely did not play the full 90mins
          😉

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            ...he did

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 14 days ago

              I give up already

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Buendia? right

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Lol. You joking right?

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Not really. Just shut feckk up

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Chill Champ Chill

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            nope

            1. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Rich

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Lack of midfield spots is an issue.

      Regret of going double LIV mids is going up with time...

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        I can do Vardy-Traore to Ings-Him but cant see much upside in that

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          I doubt we are talking about the same player...

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah, just realised that 😀

    3. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Just no room to put him in whilst also leaving a Liverpool spot free. His fixtures turn in 27 too so if you wait until after 24 you only have him for a couple of decent ones

    4. marco_atk85
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      It is hard to fit him in the team as many of us try to squeeze Mane, Salah and KDB. Besides there is a ful 2.2m cheaper shinning teammate as FW.

    5. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Who

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Oh, rich

    6. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Id love Doucoure too but just no room..... nah i give up

      1. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Grealish

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          No

    7. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      It’s Richarlison.

      I am tempted by him. Would mean selling Maddison though. But may well do that for GW24. I do want to get a decent player for that GW to boost me up the ranking.

      1. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Oh my Captain last week haha thought the clue was hed played 90mins in last 5

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Have had him for the past 4-5 GWs, since I sold that muppet Pulisic, and he has been great for me! Holding him on my wildcard for def!

  16. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Morning dzzz, cant decide between the following transfer strategies with 1.9m itb

    A: Aurier + Stephens >> Robbo + Hayden over 2 gw's
    B: Aurier + Martial >> Robbo + Fanderson (better fix this gw and then dgw)
    C: Martial + Rashford/Vardy >> Mane + DCL over 2gw's

    Ryan -- Button
    Taa Lundy Aurier -- Zabaleta Rico
    Martial KDB Grealish Salah --- Stephens
    Vardy Rashy Ings

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nice team bud. Prefer Auier and Zab our for Robbo and Willams

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      a

  17. KirillFCZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Hi all. Wtyd of my planned WC team? Any improvements? 0.0 ITB after the WC.

    McCarthy / 4.0 GKP
    TAA Lund Soy Dunk Stephens
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    Main goal is to win my ML 🙂 Everyone has Mane, Vardy and KDB. I'm a leader, so no need in differentials, but thinking of Salah as a TC in GW24 to give me a boost...

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Drop Salah, Stephens, Greenwood
      Get Rashford, Robertson and see what cash is left

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Don’t think you have funds for big 4 - go double defence.

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I’d get rashford in to be honest.
      Your double Liverpool mid unbalances your team too much

  18. marco_atk85
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    I had Ings right in the begining of the season. After 6 games, as he was a 15 mins substitute against both SHU and BOU and looking its horrendous fixture, I transfered him out. The rest is 13 goals in 16 GW...

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Patience is a virtue.

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Have you not got him back yet?

  19. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Hi everyone! Who should be my 3rd Liverpool player - Salah or Robbo?

    1) Salah + Kelly [0.9 ITB]
    2) Martial + Robbo [2.7 ITB] and then use cash to upgrade Cantwell to Moura/Grealish/Sarr?

    Current squad:

    Foster // Stekenlenburg
    TAA // Lunds // Soy // Rico // Kelly
    Mane // Martial // KDB // Cantwell // Dendoncker
    Vardy // Ings // Jimi

  20. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Starting to think I need some Man Utd for the double.
    Only way is a -4
    Soy, Grealish, Sidibé
    To
    Stephens, Martial, Holgate

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Put those choices together and there won't be many points between them in the short term.

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        True. Making transfers for the sake of making transfers

        I may just go Maddison to Richarlison for gw24

  21. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Sidibe or Soy to Robbo?

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      A hard one. You must have had Soy for ages and just got Sidube?

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Yes , have him 3 gw's ago...

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe hang on then and move Soy

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      soy

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks mate

  22. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    With Pool DGW and great fixtures moving forward. How many transfers are you having to make to get there?
    Guys with fab, Rico, Kelly, Alli. Are you having to keep them to get Pool assets?
    Are any of you making transfers like Rash, Vardy, KDB, Martial, etc, to get them when the fixtures are good GW24?
    Are we kidding ourselves we can tie up 32.5 mil or more in Pool assets over a sustained period after GW24 or are one of them moving out?
    Are you contemplating using a FH or WC? Tidying up your side could pay dividends vs using chips in the latter part of the season.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Have quite a few moves I'd like to make and am considering just playing the WC now to set my team up now. Would probably lead to using FTs and a hit or two to setup a BB team at some point though.

      1. eazy
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        I'm on the same boat currently set on using my WC this week. My best season rank (top 1,5k) came from using the wildcard in January and planning carefully for the double gameweeks. So not worried about the DGW too much.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          I think we can get a bit caught up in having to save if for the BB DGW in 31 or 35 when it often only leads to an additional 15-20 points typically.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      On wildcard, some call it crazy as I've shipped heaps of value in Vardy, KDB, Lundstram, Jimenez, Alli and Rico!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        sill have TV of 104.3 after all that though...plenty!

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I’m quite comfortable with my team set up and three Liverpool players. But I am looking to shake up the template a little, Maddison to Richarlison or Martial.

      Henderson.
      TAA. Soy. Sidibé.
      Maddison. Grealish. KDB. Mané. Salah.
      Vardy. Ings.

      McGovern. Lundstram. Ayew. Rico.

    4. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Decided to stick with Mane Trent Gomez who ive had for 3 gwks now. It allows the usual template players plus Rash, Rich, solid def, and i can keep Moura for the Norwich game

      1. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        My gw24 team. Not sure who ill bench yet
        Mcarthy
        Trent Gomez Sidibie
        Mane KDB Moura Rich Grealish
        Vardy Rash

        Button Ings Williams Lundy

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      I have gone for Taa Robbo Mane from last 2 GW's. So i think I'm well set for GW 24 & after that re Pool fixtures.

      Passing WH for sure. Plan is to get Son this GW & Swap Pope to McCarthy next one. No hits. Happy with team I'll have in GW 24:
      McCarthy
      Taa Robbo Lundstram
      Mane© KDB Son Sarr
      Vardy Rashford Ings

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 days ago

        You know this guy?

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zjj3l9t2hHo

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Ha ha

          I don't think so.

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Well organized

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      moved early for 3 pool assets, before leicester actually, and have only Kelly who is under threat, and Fab which i now heard is possible return within 2 weeks, that´s super annoying as it means he might be back before Liverpool but misses Leic. i got pope and i really would want another one in case Dyche does the unthinkable, which is not entirely impossible after last game. So i might just go with Mccarthy now, my team is in good shape, i was thinking about Gomez to VVD but it would be for a hit and not sure i bother really. it means going down on Martial and while i think United are a bit meh, that 7.7 mid spot there are some nice options there.

    7. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Nice replies everyone. It seems the trials and tribulations are not all mine.!

  23. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling owners, what are you doing with him?

    I have no other pressing issues, call me crazy, but I’m thinking of going Martial to Sterling(C)

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Logic?

      1. Tinmen
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        Martial playing Liverpool

        Sterling a massive differential who didn’t get a minute at the weekend. Don’t think Pep will risk upsetting him this weekend as it won’t do his confidence any good.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Martial plays easy game GW24 too. You are second guessing Pep with a player who has not performed well lately. I would think twice. martial capable against anyone and WILL PLAY. I hope the decision works out for you.

  24. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    bench one:
    a. Robbo
    b. TAA
    c. Holgate
    d. Lund

    thx

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      c

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Why on Earth are a. and b. on that list!

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        well just in case mate))

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        We can nick one through a counter from Rashford tbh.
        But yeah, I'm playing Taa Robbo

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          we certainly can in a 5 or 6-1 defeat with Trent and Robbo getting a few assists between them! 😉

          1. what's my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            that d be beautiful

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            For sure.

        2. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 14 days ago

          good call Amey

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Lund for me who has not been performing lately. Still a coin toss though.

  25. Akshatjazz
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Bench two ??

    TAA, Robertson, Stephens, soyunca, lundstrum

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Stephens and Soy

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 days ago

        50:50 between Soy and Lund

        1. Akshatjazz
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Don't you think lundstrum had a bad match last week that too he is facing arsenal who doesn't maintain cleansheet nor allow the opponent's to maintain one ??

          1. Akshatjazz
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 14 days ago

            I'm thinking to go for TAA, Robertson and confused between soyunca/ Stephens , not sure who to put in ?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Go TAA, Robbo and Soy

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Agreed - assuming Lund starts, I think it is a case of Soy's CS potential (assuming minimal goal threat) vs Lundstram's goal threat (assuming no CS)

            Soy probably more likely to get a CS than Lund to score.

            1. Akshatjazz
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks mate

              1. Akshatjazz
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 14 days ago

                Who do you think can be my 1st,2nd&3rd bench option ??

                Lundstrum, Stephens, dendonker

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 14 days ago

                  That is the right order there

                  1. Akshatjazz
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 14 days ago

                    Would you play Ryan Vs Avl / hendo Vs Ars ??

                    1. what's my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 14 days ago

                      hendo if u r benching lord

                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 14 days ago

                      Ryan

                      1. Akshatjazz
                        • 1 Year
                        9 months, 14 days ago

                        Don't you think since auba not playing this week cuz of his red card can be more beneficial for Sheffield having a CS ??

  26. eazy
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Opinions on the wildcard team?

    Foster 4.0
    TAA Sidibe Gomez Lund Kelly
    Mane KDB Maddo Rich Grealish
    Ings Vardy Greenwood

    Will probably do Maddo or Rich -> Martial once fixtures turn

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 days ago

      Not quite sure on Grealish now - Sarr impressing at Watford who are in better form.

  27. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Are the arsenal full backs now nailed? (Kola, AMN)
    I'm not sure I can do it... But humour me.