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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. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 1 hour ago

    Trying to steal a march in my draft league. Once Liverpool have the title wrapped up, is it likely that Foden will get more game time for City? I'm looking at potentially bringing him in for my team.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      I don't see the correlation.

      By Guardiola's own admission it's impossible for City to close the gap, so it begs the question as to why Foden still doesn't start.

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Well quite. Sunday Supplement gave some suggestions to this. The feeling was perhaps he is still in awe of the players he is surrounded with rather than seeing himself as an equal. I'm not sure how that would effect his performances on the pitch, as he always seems to perform to a good standard.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Or maybe Pep just oversold his ability and he isn't ready

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Who does he drop for Foden?

        You also need to remember he is only 19 and has played quite a few games this season.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Begins phasing out David Silva.
          Has it been confirmed this is his last season with City?

        2. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          David Silva, he's off anyway. I think the questions and doubts come because Pep himself has bigged Foden up as the best player he's ever managed. You have to control your own hype

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            I’d like to think that comment he made about Foden was lost in translation.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Perhaps so. Bit strange to say that if he did. There's better young players at City let alone Bayern and Barcelona.

          2. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            Pep does talk a lot of shite at times

            Foden will get plenty of games in the future he still has his whole career ahead of him.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Beginning to think it might not be at City. You guys are linked with CM's/AM's to replace D Silva

              1. Syd.
                • 10 Years
                15 days, 1 hour ago

                As long it isn't any of that garbage Utd have been linked with 😉

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      I think once the league is done we’ll see big changes for both City and Liverpool, especially if they’re still in the CL, and FA cup.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      I think we’ll see a gradual “tightening up” by Liverpool as they draw closer & closer to the league

      Less goals scored, less goals conceded, and more rotation of the attackers to give the likes of Origi, Shaq, Minamino more game time

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Liverpool will be wanting to break records so it is quite possible there will be no easing up.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          If they don't lose a game I think this will be the case. To do centurions + invincibles could be a possibility, but I think the latter largely depends on a few away games

  2. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 1 hour ago

    Which transfer/s would you prefer this week? Anything better, bearing in mind I would like double Pool defence?

    A. Jimmy>Ings
    B. Aurier/Soyu>Gomez
    C. Maddy/Martial>Sarr/Grealish/Doucore/Other
    D. Aurier/Soyu>TAA (would also need to do C for this move)

    Have 2FTs & 1.2 in bank. Happy to take a hit over next two weeks, if need be.

    McCarthy
    Aurier, Soyu, Lundy
    Salah, Martial, KDB, Maddy
    Vardy, Rashford, Jimmy
    Gazza, Rico, Dendo, Kelly

    1. goldengove
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Aurier out... he has been pretty dire

    2. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      B

    3. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Thanks. Yeah, Aurier definitely needs to go.

    4. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      B

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 54 mins ago

        Cheers

  3. goldengove
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 1 hour ago

    Sorry semi repost...

    Looking to move in Stephens / Holgate... who priority to go?... currently on Rico

    a) Rico
    b) Kelly

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Rico

      Has probably lost his starting place

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I wouldn’t be so sure. They were even worse when he was benched.

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          That said CP are still more likely to keep a clean sheet where as Bournemouth are letting in goals for fun

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            Yes sir; I do agree on that

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Rico. CP decent fixtures and don't tend to concede a lot.

    3. goldengove
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Cheers all, he's gone!

  4. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 1 hour ago

    Ryan button
    Taa soy Rico Kelly Lund
    Mane salah kdb martial grealish
    Vardy muapay greenwood

    2ft 0.0 Itb

    1) downgrade martial upgrade greenwood to ings
    2) fix Rico and Kelly
    3) any other suggestions

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      2, unless you want to get Ings or Deeney in by downgrading either Martial or Grealish to someone like Fleck.

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      My preference would be to get Ings. Have Rico & Kelly as well and would like to move them on but prefer to get Ings first.

  5. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 1 hour ago

    After a bad week and big red arrow I’m tempted by a -8, I want you to tell me I’m crazy, or genius please,

    Current team,
    Fabianski, McGovern
    Trent, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly, Kiko
    Salah, Mane, KdB, grealish, Zaha
    Jiminez, Vardy, (Greenwood)

    Fabianski, Zaha, Greenwood to McCarthy, Dendoncker, and Ings. Switching to 3-4-3.

    1. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      No

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        No I’m crazy, or no I’m a genius?

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      I'd say Ings isn't worth -8 but he's scoring every week so can't argue against it really.

      That being said Fabs Zaha Jimenez to Ryan 6.5-7m mid + Ings might be better.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Well the Fabianski injury has forced a transfer.
        Ings seems close to that horrible essential word.

    3. nevins84
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      nah 8 is too much...

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        See I don’t like hits either, only taken one all season.
        But I’m thinking I have to transfer my keeper due to injury, and surely Ings will outscore Zaha this week, who’s away to City.

    4. PAs lag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 51 mins ago

      Jiminez>Ings
      Fab>Ryan
      -4

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 40 mins ago

        Thanks mate, quite keen to move to a front three though

    5. Soto Ayam
        15 days, 21 mins ago

        Fab, zaha, Jimi - McCarthy, rich, ings 352? Greenwood seems a better fodder option than dend

      • bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 12 mins ago

        as you have non playing goalie that transfer is needed and you will get more points than if you don´t have one, Zaha is a must out imo. Then it is really not necessary to take another hit. Kelly and Kiko, first one loses his place when Ward is back and that should be close, and Kiko still injured. Leicester without Ndidi is equal to goals conceded, he´s that important. Jimenez goes into a horrible run, so if i had that team and was thinking of making -8, i´d rather take Zaha and Jimenez to Ings and Maddison/Martial/Moura etc, then you can if my math is correct have enough to make Kelly to Webster next week, or ha ha, Ward if he´s back. -8 for you is really not -8, as goalie is certain to get you more points, Zaha away to City is almost certain 2 pointer, so say Dilva or Madisson, Richarlison? could get you that 8 points back and i think Ings will do better than Jimenez as i think Southampton will keep Wolves at bay (they do play at the south coast you know).

    6. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Got Lundstran for 4m
      TAA as a season keeper
      Rico 4m playing bench warmer
      Gomez to capitalise on LFC clean sheets

      Only player I could consider selling at the moment is Chillwell but then I will be looking at Digne (set pieces) or Soyuncu to save money.

      Why the hell i would need Arsenal defender ?

    7. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Struggling with decision this week. Need one more pool player next GW:

      Guaita
      Lundstram TAA Söyüncü
      Maddison KDB Salah Traore Martial
      Rashford Vardy

      McGovern* Ayew Kelly Rico

      0.1m itb and 1 FT

      A) Rashford ➡ Ings (Soy ➡ Robbo next GW)
      B) Martial Ayew ➡ Dendoncker Ings -4
      C) Maddison Ayew ➡ Mahrez Greenwood -4
      D) Vardy Rashford ➡ Aguero Ings -4

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I'd say A but Rashford is scoring too many points to let go. Maybe save and buy yourself time.

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Ings is winding me up.

          You just know he’ll get injured minute I buy the sod

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            I hear that

          2. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            That's why I'm not buying him. Think I'll headbutt him so he never scores again

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              If you could

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Just do it

            3. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Consider it done lads

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Save FT. Next week, Traore to Fleck and Rico to Gomez?

      3. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Answered an earlier post a bit late: in case you missed it: can you work it so that you save FT this week, then next downgrade Maddison (or Martial) to allow one of your defenders (Rico if possible) to upgrade to Robertson? And no, that doesn't help you with Ings, sorry. Don't ruin him for the rest of us 🙂

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          🙂

    8. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Assuming I own TAA and Mane already, which extra combo do you prefer for GW24 and 25?

      A) Doucoure and Robbo

      B) Martial and Firmino

      C) Salah and (will he start?) Kelly

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Why wouldn't Salah start?

        1. Dare Do The Punt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Kelly I meant

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            Oh sorry mate, get Holgate instead

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        C

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        A or B. B if your current forward is bad, A if it's good.

        1. Dare Do The Punt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          My forwards are Rashford, Ings and Vardy

          1. Karhumies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            15 days, 56 mins ago

            Martial + Rashford you need to choose if you want one of them or both. Swapping one of them for the other one is kind of a silly move.

      4. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        B based on Firmino’s away stats and Martial’s fixtures

    9. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Looking forward to having this power 5

      Salah, Mane, Son, Vardy, Rashford

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        To call it power 5 you should replace Son with KDB.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Not with his fixtures after Sheffield, but yeah 29/30 he will be back

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        KDB?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Got him for Palace and then Mane comes in.

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            Might be genius but that fuc*** is a rank killer

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Tbh where I am now, I'm going for as a differential and will get back KDB after the sea of Red

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                15 days, 1 hour ago

                Son*

      3. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        What's the rest of your team to fit all them in

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Pope
          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
          Salah Mane Son Grealish Cantwell
          Vardy Rashford

          Button Williams Hanley Greenwood

    10. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Why are people ditching Martial? Am I missing something?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Martial dont-Matters anymore.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Probably because he is as lazy as hell

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Freeing up cash for another Liverpool player

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        vs Liverpool next, and people can't afford him if going for Salah + Mane combo for GW24.

    11. davies
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Fabianski/Martin owners...

      What’s your plan? Keep or sell?

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        If you’ve got them both, keep, but monitor Randolph news

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          He is into the 2nd week of his 5 week medical

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 1 hour ago

            Exactly, something clearly up with that. Doesn’t he have a quad injury?

    12. Alberto Tomba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Nice article, but Mr Luiz has demonstrated such inconsistency this season it does seem a bit mad to me to be suggesting buying him.

    13. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      I know its sacriledge and all that, but I got him late and no money tied up in him, and I promise to buy him back in 2 weeks.....

      Ramsdale & lundstram -> McCarthy & robertson for free?

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Go wash your mouth boy.

      2. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Do it

    14. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Pope
      TAA Lundstarm Gomez
      Salah KDB Martial Moura
      Jiminez Vardy Rashford

      Button Guendouzi Kelly Simpson

      -8
      Gomez/Guendouzi/Vardy/Jiminez
      Williams/Mane/Ings/Greenwood

      1. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I’d keep your Liv trio and do Jimi->Ings

    15. In ole we trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Hi people, please help, and offer me some advice, iv two ft and 0itb, what would you do?

      Guaita
      Taa, vvd, lundstram, soy
      Kdb, alli, traore, salah,
      Rashford, vardy,

      Bench, McGovern, cathcart, Greenwood, dendoncker

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 59 mins ago

        Downgrade alli upgrade greenwood to Ings?

    16. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      What's the best use of 3 ft over over the next 2 weeks?
      2ft, 0.3itb

      1) Rico Grealish Jimenez-> ROBBO Fleck Maupay(will be rotating Fleck and Maupay)
      2) Grealish Jimi -> FIRMINO Hayden, gw25: Firmino Alli -> SALAH Maupay
      3) Grealish Alli Jimi -> Hayden SALAH Maupay
      4) Grealish Jimi Rico -> GOMEZ Martial Ayew (and have 5 power mids for gw 24)
      5) Rico Alli Jimenez-> VVD Hayden Rashford
      6) Rico Alli Grealish -> ROBBO Hayden Martial

      Ramsdale
      Taa- Soy- Lundstram
      Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
      Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

      Grealish Rico Kelly

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        1

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        1 with Deeney

    17. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Likelihood Aguero starts against Palace?

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Very likely

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        He will

        Sterling will come in for Jesus

      3. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        76%

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          I will captain King Kun

    18. Snikii
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      What do you guys think on Cantwell(BOU) vs Lucas(wat) for next week?

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I would go with Cantwell

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Cantwell

        1. Snikii
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          cheers both, I am leaning the same.

      3. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Cantwell this week but Moura v Norwich looks good

        1. Snikii
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          He will be going by that week to fund a Liverpool asset

      4. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Cantwell

    19. jorgenoj
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Only way to get Mane + Salah is by selling KdB. Worth loosing 0.3 value om KdB? Will og course get him back later

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        No

      2. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I wouldnt

    20. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      If so, I’m bringing him in for one week only.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        King Kun will make us fly up the rank.

    21. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Would you just go with Mane Trent Gomez if you could have this team?

      Mcarthy Button
      Trent Gomez Sidibie Lundy Williams
      Mane KDB Moura Rich Grealish
      Vardy Ings Rashford

      I fancy having Moura v Nor
      and Rash v Burnley

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah looks good if you want Lucas for that game!

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 1 hour ago

          Cheers. Too many sacrifices for one extra game im thinking

    22. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Which do you prefer
      A) Rashford/Martial to Ings/Son
      B) Greenwood/Martial to Ings/Moutinho
      C) Keep the utd lads

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 58 mins ago

        Prefer B so you can keep on United, would get Doucoure instead of Mou if possible

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 57 mins ago

          Thanks. Unfortunately not possible for doucoure!

      2. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 57 mins ago

        Like A though would be inclined to keep one of the Utd players.

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 55 mins ago

          Yeah would be a risk with Burnley soon

    23. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 1 hour ago

      Do you reckon there is no chance McCarthy stays as 4.3m by Friday?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 59 mins ago

        Hello rise tomorrow night at latest I'd have thought

      2. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 55 mins ago

        Looks around 85% now, but based on another site, not huge increase atm, though still about 8% daily.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 54 mins ago

          95.9 on fplstats

          1. NotReadyForPrimeTime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 52 mins ago

            Thanks for the update/correction. Your info better than mine.

    24. Fit_to_drop
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        I have 2 FTs on this squad.

        Guaita/Hendo
        Kelly, (Soy), Gomez, (Lund), Stephens
        Madds, Salah, Mane, KDB, (Cantwell)
        Vards, Rash, (Greenwood)

        What changes would you make....Thanks.

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 57 mins ago

          That's a great team. Guaita to someone and save. Or downgrade maddison to fund ings

        2. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 39 mins ago

          I'd want trent

      • NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 59 mins ago

        Play Cantwell (BOU) or DCL (whu)

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 54 mins ago

          Tough one. Probably Cantwell for the better fixture

        2. Kevin de Blanke
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 34 mins ago

          West Ham has no Fab though... I guess DCL is kind of "cover" for all those Richarlison owners

          But that didn't work well for me last week....

      • Cant fit my Willian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 58 mins ago

        Worth taking a -8 over 2 weeks to move to this team for GW 24:

        McCarthy (Button)
        TAA-Soy-Lund (Rico, Kelly)
        Salah-Mane-KDB-Martial-Sarr
        Vardy-Ings (Greenwood)

        Leaves me light on bench but I really like the look of this team.

        1. Kevin de Blanke
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 31 mins ago

          Depends on which moves you are making, but look like a strong side for gw24 and onwards yes

          1. Cant fit my Willian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 23 hours ago

            Cheers, moves would be Ramsdale to McCarthy, Abraham to Greenwood this week. Traore to Sarr and Maddison to Mane next week.

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 50 mins ago

        Swap Guaita for Foster for free?
        Who would you rather own long term

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 42 mins ago

          The thing with Watford is that they have multiple cheap defenders who are better options than foster

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 14 mins ago

            Ta. Palace do seem to have better fixtures than Watford after city

      • Taa very much
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 46 mins ago

        Brilliant article and spot on I’d say!
        After a terrible Dec I decided to wildcard and put Kolasinac in my team swapping for Leno, after having Leno from week 1. I would not want 2 at the back though especially since I’ve 2 from Liverpool for their double. Fabianski in Leno place only to get his injury but luckily I got McCarthy at same time as I wanted a playing keeper just in case I played BB So I don’t have to waste a transfer. No value in attack maybe Ozil if he becomes 80% player he used to be but I agree there is plenty of value in the back line, Kolasinac seems fun to have I like his attacking side so hopefully if they can keep clean sheets he may get a goal or assist. Luiz worries me he could smash in a super free kick but may be rash score a own goal or red card. Out of the 2 it had to be Kolabear for me

      • MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 41 mins ago

        Wud u do this move in GW24 in order to bring rashford??

        Guaita + Jimenez ➡ McCarthy + Rashford

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 40 mins ago

          Yes

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 40 mins ago

        Some advice on where I can improve this team? 

        Schmeichel 
        Trent sidibe dunk 
        Kdb maddison mane grealish Salah 
        Vardy ings 

        Button greenwood lundy Williams 

        2ft .5itb

        Could do something like; grealish maddison to mahrez doucoure but probs very knee jerky

        All chips intact fwiw