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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. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Start Rashford (liv) or Cantwell (BOU)?

    Will be starting both Robbo and TAA.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I'd probably chance Cantwell in that case

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        ... as BOU have been so poor of late

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Both players have the hardest and easiest fixtures on paper respectively. I'm edging towards starting Cantwell

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I have same debate with Martial and Cantwell!

      I don’t expect Utd to get much from the game tbh.

      Cantwell on the other hand has on paper an excellent fixture. Just depends if he personally does anything!

    3. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Actually going to say Cantwell

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Rashford. The bus and break seems to be less effective with Gomez alongside VVD, but United have enough divers that there’s reasonable odds for a penalty at least.

  2. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Well guys, on wildcard so looking to improve this draft although I'm content enough with it.
    I don't have BB chip so the weak bench isn't a huge concern especially considering both Williams and Greenwood are getting game time.
    Appreciate constructive feedback, cheers:

    Henderson
    Trent Dunk Holgate
    Mane Salah Maddison Son Richarlison
    Rashford Ings
    (Button, Greenwood, Williams, Gibson)
    0.2

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Like it a lot mate. Can't really see much improvement tbh. KDB, Sarr over Maddison, rich would possibly tempt me

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers mate, big fan of Richarlison so want to hold him!

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      No Vardy or KDB mate? That could damage, i'm not sure Son + Richarlison are gonna cover that gap, but it's different, and i do like it.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        yeah, I wanted to shake things up but I'm reluctant to sell Richarlison, Son is a bit of a punt but hoping he finds some form and explodes v Norwich... at least I don't have to worry about being Pepped lol

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Ahh haha yeah that makes sense then, i'd be happy trying that route anyway for sure. Be in teh points shoudl it go to plan, best of luck with it mate! 😉

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            the*
            should*

            .......tired hehe.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              haha, cheers mate

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I'd swap Holgate to someone else after Ancelottis comments and the fact you don't have a good bench to cover him this week.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I did, cheers, went Holgate + Gibson + Maddison to Sidibe + Cathcart + Grealish

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Not sure whether to remove Alli or Perreira first. Alli becomes Sarr, Perreira becomes Dunk or Williams.

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I reckon do Pereira first. Spurs to do well at Watford

    2. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Same here. Alli, Rico, Soy on free fall mode. 3 red arrow atm..

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Burnley playing awful rubbish of late so be tempted to give Ricardo that fix.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        And a decent gw24 fixture aswell... But so does Alli

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          a lot of hype about LIV DGW, a Spurs mid could outscore Mane or Salah in that fix!

  4. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Hi guys, was just messing about with some plans, not entirely sure what to do, trying to practice patience from here on in and not go for stupid big moves etc, so how do these sound below?

    Fabianski
    TAA - Evans - Robertson
    Maddison - KDB - Martial - Mane
    DCL - Vardy - Rashford
    ___________________________
    Button: Lundstram: Kiko Dendoncker

    2FT's, 0.0 ITB

    This GW: Fabs + Kiko > Hendo + Williams
    GW24: Evans + DCL > 4.4/4.3 DEF + Ings

    Can work around United assets for now as they have Burnley GW24.

    Thanks in advance guys

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Love that. I'd be playing Lund, TAA, Robo from 25 to 30 atleast. I'm thinking v similar...

      Alli to Sarr this gw
      Aurier to Robo next gw
      Perreira to cheap defender gw 25 and upgrade Martial, Maupay or Cantwell 🙂

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers man, same here, i'm actually more than happy just to play dounle pool + double Sheff Utd defence for the forseeable, they top the defences and takes less guesswork out the equation, they're reliable.

        Your moves sound good. I think i'm gonna do Fabs + Kiko to Hendo and Williams now before their potential rises, happy with the rest.

        I could also do Maddsion + DCL > Sarr + Ings next GW for a hit but not entirely sure yet.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          That sounds decent tbf. Leicester fixtures cool and ings looks v tasty.

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Indeed, would really like to of brought Ings in this GW but need to hold out just one more week, and i'll still bring him in knowing that as soon as i do his goals will stop lol.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Is the Kiko to Williams move necessary (unsure the severity of injury), just do Fab to Hendo and save FT?

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah true, does eem kind of Unecessary doesn't it, and Williams will still only of possibly rose 0.1 anyway. I do expect him to play against Burnley though, maybe even next game against pool.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          he will take over that spot from Shaw hopefully but if you're going to bench him perhaps you're better off saving

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Very true, gives me a game to see what comes of it also. Just gonna do Fabs > Hend tonight for now, and roll the other. Quite proud for being patient for once, maybe my rank can improve into top 1m in a few weeks lol.

      2. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I think it was stated actually that last GW "the game has come a week too soon for kiko", so fingers crossed he could even be okthis GW or next. Yeah i'll just do the Hendo move.

  5. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Alli to Son bit sideways?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Hoping it's a decent upgrade myself as I've done it 🙂

      1. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah. Need some differential to climb up the rank.

        Rico Alli Grealish(dont play him this week) >> Gomez Son Hayden

        For - 4. Do it?

  6. venitol
    8 months, 19 days ago

    I have exactly enough in the bank to go Rashford + Maddison -> Ings + Salah, but only 1 FT. If I wait for next week will I be priced out?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      At least .4m short I’d say

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yup. Won’t last.

  7. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Martial, Grealish and Tammy to Mane, Sarr and Ayew for a -4? (I own Salah and TAA)

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Why not spread over 2 weeks?

      1. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Funding issue really as I'd just about have enough. Although I could do Grealish to Sarr this week and then do the other 2 next week but I'd have to hope theres no price changes :/

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nah. I'd keep. Get in Robo

  8. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    1FT. Exact cash for Martial > Mahrez. Worth it or crazy and save?

    McCarthy
    Sidibe, TAA, Soyuncu
    Maddison, KDB, Salah, Martial
    Maupay, Ings, Vardy

    McGovern, Traore, Lundstram, Kiko

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Similar situation. It makes sense for next game week, but United has two home fixtures after liv.

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would do that

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I considered this very move a few days ago, i jsut came to the conclusion that i've had enough of this game screwing me over, and that for me, would bound to screw me over yet again and him be benched. I'd leave it, fantastic fixture for Martial GW24.

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nah. Burnley fixture v tasty

    5. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all. Think i'll hold. Play Lundstram or Traore over Martial this week?

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nah. I’ve contemplated it as well but Mahrez isn’t just a rotation risk, he’s a rotation guarantee.

  9. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    If Rico gets closer to dropping I might have to -4 to get in Robertson. Already have TAA. Worth it?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      yes

  10. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Just realised, i have a bit of a dilemma here now, which one to bench this GW?

    A) Evans (Bur A)
    B) Lundstram (Ars A)

    (Now have Henderson GK)

    Cheers.

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Statistically Evans should be better this week, but its really hard to bench Lord Lundstram. If it helps, his is benched in my bus team.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        really tough to bench him, but Evans damn loves some headers lately, could easily notch one off a set piece or something. grabbed one last week only for it to be ruled offside.
        Cool, Lundy on bench for now then.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Honestly wouldn't be surprised if Lund was dropped/rested for besic ml

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        really? is he due a rest ya reckon?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Well he's looked the poorest of the mids last few games. Very poor at pool and on Friday. Got brought off in about 70th when 1-0 up for besic who really impressed. Looked absolutely shattered

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Good to know as didn't catch much of sheff's last game. Think benching Lundy then may be the right call. Makes better sense when Leicester have the Burnley fixture. Cheers bud!

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Just want to add that it would surprise me though hahaha... Don't blame me if he starts and hauls :p hehe

              1. The Dance
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Haha nooo i won't, my choice, no blame buddy haha 😉

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      bench Lundstram I guess considering Burnley's form could easily be a CD there

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        CS even

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah very true, and as noted above, Evans seems to love set piece efforts/goals this season, clean sheet likely with Burnley's woeful ways.

    4. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I'm playing Soy over Lord atm.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Sorted chhers mate, it's a benching for Lundy then thus far, i'll go with that.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          cheers*

    5. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Tough, but I'd bench Lund

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah going with this mate, the consensus all seem in agreement 😉

  11. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Best cheap bench midfielder?

    A) Dendoncker
    B) Chalobah
    C) Douglas Luiz
    D) Hayden
    E) Stephens

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      D) as it saves 0.1 and the heartache of benched points from others... Hayden's a solid 1-3 point man for the back of the bench 🙂

    4. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A)

    5. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    2FT 0.5 itb... The question is. What would you do?

    Hendo
    TAA Perreira Lund
    KDB Mane Alli Cantwell
    Vardy Maupay ings
    (Martin, Martial, Aurier, Rico)

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      downgrade Rico/Aurier and reaassess next week

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Tempting but plan was Aurier to become Robo for gw24. Rico to Williams would feel a bit sideways

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bit of a toughie there as all have good fixtures. Probably just use it on a bench player that you plan to get rid of, notably Aurier as i imagine you'd want shot of him? A simple downgrade and saved cash for next GW i'd say.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers mate, suppose I could do Aurier to Williams for the Burnley fixture in Gw24. And maybe do Perreira to Robo next week. Or possibly bring in Salah after all. Hmmm

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          I'd actually prefer that route to be honest, makes the upgrade to Robbo so much easier, and Williams has to be given that Burnley fixture imo.
          Oooo Salah, could certainly be an option if ya wanna go for it, i'm totally bias with double defence though 😉

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Been double D all throughout. Tbh, I can't even do Salah without a - 4 and losing Martial or something which I don't fancy at all. May well do Aurier to Williams this gw and then Perreira to Robo. Cheers mate. Means I can keep Alli for the Norwich fixture

            1. The Dance
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Good stuff, best route for sure in my opinion. yeah losing Martial has the potential for a mega fail i reckon, especially at a -4. I like the Aurier > Williams + Perriera > Robbo move much more. If there's any time Spurs are gonan turn it around, it'll be these next 2 games, Alli could shock a lot of people, me included.

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Exactly. Nice differential also. Perreira could do well in Gw24 as its also a nice fixture but hopefully Alli, Williams would out score him and someone like Sarra. Especially considering fixtures

    3. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Get rid of Alli.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        This was my main idea. Alli to Sarr or Douc, leaves good money itb but he's tempting with his next 2 fixtures

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Yep both playing well. How about Maddison? You could bench on G25 & G27.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Nah, don't fancy him and the fixtures. Plus doesn't allow me to do Aurier to Robo

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Rico to the cheap SOT/ WAT def. Next Aurier to Robbo if thats your plan

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Will still need another move to fund Aurier to Robo :/ tricky

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Get rid of Alli

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            I'd rather rid him this gw if I am getting rid. Would feel tough removing him before Norwich at home :p

    5. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Depends on plan for GW 24 Liverpool. How much do you need for Alli > Salah?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        A fat 3.3m

    6. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Replace Alli with someone like Grealish/Fleck/Sarr to upgrade Aurier to third pool player

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        That was the plan mate. But may keep Alli this gw and do Rico to Williams

  13. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    What to do here? 1 FT, 0.2 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Lund
    Mane - Salah - KDB - Grealish
    Vardy - Rash - Ings
    (Button; Rico, Dendocker, Kelly)

    A) Save FT
    B) Rico > either Holgate or Williams
    C) Kelly > either Holgate or Williams
    D) other?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Easy A. B and C can easily be done next week. But that defence should be okay for this week

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thoughts above?

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      You may find Jack Stephens quite useful in the coming months, still only 4.3 right now.

    4. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A. Reassess next week. Perhaps Dendoncker ahead of Rico.

  14. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    How is this looking? Bench order right?

    Guaita
    TAA Chilwell Aurier
    Mane KDB Maddison Cantwell
    Ings Vardy Kun (C)

    Button Traore Lundstram Kelly

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Lund over Aurier for me. Rest is v good

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thoughts above?

  15. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on this plan?

    This week: Martial > Mahrez (-4)
    Next week: Mahrez/Greenwood > Rashford/Dendoncker (-4)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Decent but Mahrez might not start tbh. Gwood and Martial could haul vs Burnley in 24

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Could do but feel like Rashford is almost a guarantee these days

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          True. I'd personally assess Martial and Rash midweek and against pool. Then decide with 2ft next gw

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 19 days ago

        How do you haul from the bench?

  16. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    10 minutes to rush those transfers.

  17. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Which transfer would you prioritise this week?

    a) Jiminez to Ings
    b) Pope to a replacement (maybe Ryan with Villa at home)

    Thanks

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B with Ryan, Hendo or foster

  18. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    What price will Pepe Reina be, 4.5 I presume?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Something like that, wouldn't go anywhere near him though. Hendo all the way 😀

  19. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Martial > Mahrez (-4)

    Y or N?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      y

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Huge no.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      N

    4. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nah

  20. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Price Changes - 14th January 2020

    🔺  Mahrez (8.5), Maupay (5.9)

    🔻  Pröpper (4.8), McTominay (4.9), Alderweireld (5.3)

    1. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers Rainy

    2. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Alli to Mahrez already done btw?

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        That was meant for 22 and didn’t get there in time. Probably Mané now

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Maupay a nice surprise. Cheers mate

    4. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      That's a cheeky rise for Maupay, there's one of my transfer scenarios gone. Cheers Rainy.

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Maupay looks great on paper with the upcoming fixtures but feel he's a bit meh. Had a great excuse to punt on him on wildcard but went Ings instead... hopefully was the correct call.

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        seems to lack explosiveness

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          8 attacking returns all season, has featured in every game and played 90mins a lot recently... could be one that got away on my wildcard but Ings feels a better pick!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            *just the 8

      2. Klein
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I am thinking of doing jiminez to maupay for next 3. Should do something vs those wesk defence.

      3. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Both Maupay and DCL pretty poor choices imo. I feel people are bigging them up as makes them feel better about getting rid of Rashford or in some cases even Vardy

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          poor choices is a bit harsh but just can't see a strikeforce that matches Vardy Rashford Ings at the mo

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          I got rid of Vardy and Jimenez but for Ings and Greenwood and to fund Salah and Mane... could backfire I know!

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Ouch

    6. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Maumoney Maupay

      1. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Propper dropper

  21. Klein
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Grealish the best sub 7m option? Or anyone else better?

    1. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      id say so. i think we can forgive him for not scoring vs city. Perez is also in that price range

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Sarr or Doucoure definafy options

    3. rokonto
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I was hoping he was on pens

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Probably, Watford guys around too
      Fleck if going mega cheap?

  22. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    For DGW24

    A. Robbo + Alli

    B. Gomez + Son

    1. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Because of Robbo's assist potential & 2 games - A

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers all

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B ; Son has bigger upside than Alli ; both Liverpool games will be close.

  23. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Still pondering how to handle replacing Auba and the double GW.

    A. Auba+Dilva out; Maupay + Mane in (-4)
    B. Auba to Maupay this week, Dilva to Mane next week
    B. Auba out; Firmino in (I think this leaves me enough to buy Grealish and Sarr in the coming weeks if I want to)
    C.Auba+Dilva out; Martinelli + Mane in (-4)

    1. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I like the look of B. Differential pick too.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A for me. B does look decent though tbf

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        So you'd take the hit, even though there would be .2 cushion for price changes and Dilva has a decent fixture?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Mane could destroy that man u defence. Dilva could easily not start as he played the whole game I believe.

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            True. That is an issue I've been considering, but he's had pretty consistent minutes this season when he's fit.

  24. tokara
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Who will be playing goalie for West Ham double?

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      who cares? Their fixtures are awful. That keeper could easily wind up with 0 points total.

    2. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Martin probably plays this week.
      As well as the first game of the double gameweek.
      Fab could be back for the second game of the double.

  25. Kaiser123
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Big decision for me. Thoughts please for Martial, Grealish,Tammy out for Richarlison, Fleck, Firminio. Gives me this team 1.4ITB
    Gaz Button
    Mane, KDB, Madd, Rich, Fleck
    Vardy, Firm, Ings

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I would go dendo for fleck and bank the cash. You are not gonna play him anyways.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nah. Grealish, Tammy and Martial have good fixtures in Gw24 for me

      1. Kaiser123
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Surely Firm DGW is better. Rich has very good fixtures also.

    3. Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thought process is Firm easy out for Rash, Rich easy out for most mids and Fleck is the 5 mid with good fixtures after GW 25. Money in the bank to upgrade also.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Personally not keen as would want Rash or martial for gw24. Fleck is better after gw24. And Grealish could easily match Richarlison. I'd focus my transfers on Gaz and a defender but can't see your defence

        1. Kaiser123
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Below mate

  26. Kaiser123
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Taa, Soy, Lund, Kiko, Kelly

  27. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Haller for next 3?

    Either him or Ings, looking to sell Deulofeu

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Ings easyyy. He's awful... Saw him in flesh and his only shot almost went out for a throwing

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Definately ings.

    3. Eriksen Maestro
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all, time to jump on ings train

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      if you include brighton i would say his fixtures are ok ish, and now the price is almost identical i would at least considered him and then Ings after Liverpool in 25, i own Ings and i´m happy but in a 3 game period and Haller one extra game let´s for the sake of argument say that is Liverpool, it is 2 points extra, almost an assist more, but it also add up to being a forced transfer, so effectively it is -2, both plays Liverpool, so Wolves/Palace vs Everton/Leicester and Brighton in essence, well now i did your thinking job-) Not sure where i would land

  28. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    A) Ramsdale to Ryan/McCarthy
    B) Maddison to Mahrez/Martial/Other
    C) Jimi/Abraham to Ings/Maupay/DCL
    D) Traore to Dendonker

  29. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    looking to keep the front 8 intact
    In order to make money for TAA:

    A grealish -> 4.6
    B martial -> sarr
    C get van dijk

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      B although wouldn't want to do any tbh.

    2. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Who are the other six?

      1. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        richarlison, Mane, KDB, Ings, Vardy, Rashford.

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          As you have Rashford - B

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Lucas Moura any good? 4 goals and 2 assists is poor upto now

    1. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      He is a quality player. Wasn't given much of a run under Poch. Have been considering him myself.
      Worth a shout, if you can get him in easily.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Depends on the wind. Nasty habit of falling over a lot.