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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. fcsaltyballs
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 21 hours ago

    For the next few:

    1. Dunk
    2. Holgate

    ???

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      2

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 19 hours ago

        0.4 could come in handy too

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      Dunk

  2. Trophé Mourinho
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      Without looking, Auba is Arsenals highest scoring player on 127 points, but who is the second?

      1. Dr Mulholland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        Leno?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            yep

            1. Dr Mulholland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              Decent goalie.
              I didn't look. Promise.

              1. Dthinger
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 20 hours ago

                He’s slowly climbing the keeper rankings. I think he’s up to 8th now.

      2. rokonto
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        Anyone know why Anwar El Ghazi has no previous season history even though he played for villa last season?

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          They were in Division 1.

        2. Nüno Vippan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Check fantasy championship league, has to be there

        3. rokonto
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          I feel so stoopid lol.... need more sleep

      3. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        Will you do a minus 4 to sell pope for ryan?

        Who will u capt?ings or kdb?

        1. Nüno Vippan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          No
          Kdb

        2. Boberella
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          No
          KDB

      4. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Bit of dilemma for GW24 (have been set on A for ages)

        Ryan/ Skelt
        TAA Kelly Lunds ???? ????
        KDB Mane Maddison Grealish ????
        Ings Vardy Rashford

        A. VVD and 4.5 mid (keep Soyuncu)
        B Robertson 4.5mid and Holgate/ WATdef -4
        Holding this week all moves next week

        Thanks for any input.

        1. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Is Robertson worth a -4 over Virgil?
          I'm not sure. Tough call.

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          A

      5. Joggers Nipple
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Little heads up for those thinking of Holgate
        https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/01/13/hes-going-to-play-ancelotti-names-everton-man-who-hes-going-to-r/

        “It was just a rotation that I did just to keep Michael Keane involved. It was not a technical decision - Mina is going to play the next game and I am maybe going to rest Holgate,” Ancelotti said.

        Yes its a maybe but doesnt seem as nailed as most thought?

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Well, that changes things. Thanks for the heads up.

        2. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          I don't like Holgate. Not after that Firmino incident a couple of years ago.

          I have Sidibé. Nailed, oop plus attacking threat.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            Isn’t he only oop in some games (normally the harder ones)

            1. Dr Mulholland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              That's true.

        3. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          nice info, might consider downgading Maddison and upgrade Holgate to Sidibe/Digne on wildcard

      6. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Gday legends! Simple question would you WC this team?

        100 pnts off ML leader and everyone else has similar teams. Really want to get ahead of the curve and bring in WAT, EVE, BHA players... basically something different to close the gap. Or am i just being stupid and chasing points here? Thank you all

        Pope
        TAA Soy Lund
        Mane KDB Grealish Alli
        Vardy Ings Jimi

        Button Willems Kelly Traore.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Post your dream WC team.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            Something like:

            Ryan Button
            TAA Robbo Lund Dunk Kelly
            Mane Mahrez Son Rich Cantwell Martial/Sarr/Grealish
            Vardy Rash/Jimi Ings/Mousset

            This is obviously a very rough draft. I basically just need a quick and effective solution to make up points and i dont know whether to be more patient or take risks. What would you recommend TM? TIA

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              100 points is hard to make up regardless without big differentials/captains.
              Looks like only the mids change and you get Robbo/Dunk. Don't trust Kely on a WC.

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

              That kind of wildcard could pay off. How about a Brighton attacker as you mentioned them?

              In the scheme of things 100pts is not insurmountable, only just over 6pts per week. In one week there could be 40pt swing.

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 19 hours ago

                Exactly why i'm thinking of going very different. Its the only way to make up ground now and hopefully be all caught up once the other chips come into play.

                In saying that you are spot on Mulholland. I was in a similar situation last season and still managed to catch up by the end of the season. I just cant see how this time around as we all have very similar teams.

                1. Dr Mulholland
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Depends how many players that you have in common. If its 6 or 7 you still have 4 or 5 different picks.

                  I would be more inclined to captain someone who wasnt popular, as long as I thought they would score well -of course.

                  Always try to spot an edge on the horizon. Make a plan.

                  1. De Gea is GOAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    About 7 in common at the moment Doc. So yeah i get what you mean. It is a strategy i've been trying to maintain all season. Unfortunately some silly transfer decisions on my end (usually knee jerk) and the opposite for him has got me where i am now. Might give it till after DGW24 and re assess. Thank you very much for the tip mate. Its hard to get responses on here sometimes so i really appreciate your help.

        2. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          3 days, 19 hours ago

          I am wallowing at 600k. Never been so sh11t in my twelve odd years. Feel boxed into my team atm waiting for the dgw but from there I'm gonna unleash. Trent triple cap and then wildcard to a team with Trent, Robbo and vvd in defence and play the differentials in attack

        3. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 days, 19 hours ago

          13 players the same

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            How you been going Kop? Surely can't be as bad as me haha And tell me about it champ. My worst season so far.

            CHAMP I like your strategy however don't you think that it'll be too late to catch up by the time it gets to the DGWs and chips etc?

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Plenty of time mate. Only just over half way. An early wildcard could do the world of good once this dgw is out of the way

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Yeah my exact thoughts Champ. Might just sit tight for now. Clock is ticking though haha

            2. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              A good week for a change with Mahrez helping me out and not selling Rash to get Salah in. You have Jimi so probably move him on for Ings. I want Ings too. So the two players I have you don't scored for me. Good luck mate. You must have money in the bank?

        4. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 18 hours ago

          Don't think WC is needed atm.
          It's a good team. Just remove the underperforming players like Alli & Jimenez

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 days, 17 hours ago

            A bit harsh on Jimmi but I understand.

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 16 hours ago

              Thank you Amey. It was exactly my plan if i don't activate WC. Appreciate the help

              Kop! i do have Ings. Still not good enough haha Good luck to us. Hopefully the second part of the season isn't as harsh

      7. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Got a free transfer to burn

        Henderson -> McCarthy?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          I’d keep Henderson. Great fixtures in a couple of weeks

        2. Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          No.

          1. Dr Mulholland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            I think Henderson is better.

      8. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Hello dz!

        Need to downgrade a Man U attacker to fund triple pool.

        A. Ings and martial
        B. Rashford and doucoure

        1. Bushwhacker
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            A

          • Vasqujg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Do you already have a double pool?

        2. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          help guys,

          Rico -> Egan or Stephens?

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            Stevens

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Southampton defender

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          One week punt & captaincy on?

          A. Aguero
          B. Sterling

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            A

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            The one who is assured of a start.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              Sterling?

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 days, 20 hours ago

                Yes imho.

          3. Dr Mulholland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            Roll a dice?...
            Odds Agüero.
            Evens Sterling.

            I dare you.

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              Do this. When it lands and you feel a pang of relief or despair you will know which one to pick

              1. Dr Mulholland
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 19 hours ago

                Exactly!

        4. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 19 hours ago

          why didnt Grealish take the penalty?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            Missed the last one. Well deserved.

          2. Bushwhacker
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              To get to the other side?

              1. The Champ is here
                • 10 Years
                3 days, 19 hours ago

                His d11ck was stuck in the other penalty

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  😆 does he even have a d11ck

            • Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Because he is an english dude with no huevos

          3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            Its frustrating when you have Doucoure and Ayew in team and all it does is improve rank by only 100k, sigh... And its not like I'm ranked high, 1.4m!

            Glad I'm not expecting much from this season anyway!

            1. Penang Sandman
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              Got me Sarr and Mahrez, 68 points overall, just 150k up at 1m rank

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Thats even worse 😀

              2. Jainica
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                I'm guessing you're from penang island?

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              Nailing © is very important i guess.
              You have all the chips in tact right ?
              That's a great advantage

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Template has solidified now. So popular players failure is also needed .....

                It's fun though (chasing). I think you're bit handicapped by the country rule. English players doing so well this season, you just can't pick one and stay happy

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  All English striker force serving me well:
                  Vardy Rashford Ings

                  Taa also essential IMO

                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    It has benefits, it has disadvantages. I guess this keeps me interested in the game.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 days, 18 hours ago

                      Fair ...
                      If it keeps you interested, nothing like that 😀

              2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                I do have chips but it will probably end like previous seasons 😛

          4. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Fab > Mcarthy for free?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              For sure.
              I'm jealous. Have to keep Pope For another week myself

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Cheers mate. And with the other ft would you do rash > kun? With a plan to reverse the transfer after this gw?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Nope.
                  If anyone from United can score against the Pool, it's Rashford

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    Cheers

          5. PocketZola
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Deflated...close to breaking the 100k mark and now languishing above 500k.

            Fellow managers, what do you do here?

            1ft 0.8itb, all chips

            Pope
            Taa soy lund
            Salah mane kdb grealish cantwell
            Vardy jimenez

            Subs, Connolly, rico, kelly

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Save
              Grealish Connolly >> ings flek possible next GW ?
              What is your TV ?

              1. PocketZola
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                104.5

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Cool.
                  I don't like Mo Mane double up (especially in the teams with low TV)
                  GL though as you're well placed for DGW.

            2. fgdu
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              yeah its ings in, kelly to holgate next week if you ask me. I think strikers are getting a lot of points for their price so would recommend 343 somehow!

              1. PocketZola
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Thanks lads. I am contemplating wc to this:

                Ryan
                Gomez taa lund
                Mane kdb grealish richarlison
                Vardy ings rashford

                Subs, kelly,rico,cantwell

                1. fgdu
                  • 6 Years
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  thats my team except hendo for ryan

                  1. fgdu
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    kelly, rico -> cathcart, 4.5 shu def, holgate

                2. Dr Mulholland
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  If I was to wildcard, I wouldn't keep hold of Rico and Kelly.

          6. RashFraud
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Hey all! Current team is:
            Ryan button
            TAA soyuncu lundstram Kelly Rico
            Mane KDB Grealish Richarlison Cantwell
            Vardy ings rashford

            1.4itb 1FT

            A. Save
            B. Rico > Sidibe (Soy > Gomez next week)

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 17 hours ago

              Key or Rico, time to go before you get a blank defender. (Holgate to save money)
              Richa to Mahrez? I know about gametime but could be worth it.
              Maybe Grealish to Mahrez?

          7. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Suggestions for this team folks? 1ft, 2.7m itb.

            McCarthy
            taa dunk lund
            salah kdb richarlison grealish
            vardy rashford ings

            buton soy dendo rico

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              save ft

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Rash > Kun? Then kun and soy > rash and robbo next gw for a hit?

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Yes great moves

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    Cheers!

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              save free transfer, use 2 transfers next week to generate cash to get Mané as your third Liverpool player

              Richa to Mane
              Grealish to Fleck

              or a simple

              Rico to VVD (rotation proof and stiffens bench)
              or
              Button to Allison (rotation proof and a playing cheap sub keeper)

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 17 hours ago

                Cheers mate. Thinking of robbo/ vvd over mane as don't see either of the games in the dgw being that high scoring.

                You don't think getting kun for a one week captaincy punt for palace at home will work?

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                  could work, but having held Sterling for two benchings it wouldn’t surprise me if Pep plays him down the middle instead of Kun lol

                  but go for it, it’s as good a one week punt as you will get

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 17 hours ago

                    What I wanted to here! Cheers bud.

          8. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Sad if Eriksen leaves the PL this January. He has clearly not been himself ever since the Vertonghen incident. Same also with vertonghen 😆

            Nevertheless, it is the best decision he will ever make in a long while. It is better to leave a place you are not happy at & go somewhere you can find peace, happiness & build up on your marriage no matter if it is a risk

            Only thing now is Vertonghen also interested in moving to Italy 😆

            1. Dr Mulholland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Sounds like I need to read the red tops to keep abreast of Tottenham machinations.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Hahaha 😆

                ...you don't have to

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              what was the Vertonghen incident?

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Nothing really, just random gossip which is probably not true

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Trust me it is. Everyone trying to erase the truth from the truth... So as to ensure media outlets stops to produce more of the news since this involves his personal life.

                  I know alot about the incident than you think I do, a friend of mine who is personally close to Eriksen also confirmed this to me but it is non of my business tbh.

                  I don't even need to be told, it is visibly true

                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                    Can I get Eriksen's autograph please?

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      Ofcourse you can

                      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 6 Years
                        3 days, 17 hours ago

                        Thats one down then, just Ozil to go.

                    2. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      😉

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Mate can you look at my team above? Need another inspired piece of wisdom from you. 🙂

              3. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                Apparently Vertonghen shagged mrs eriksen

          9. Lignja
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            A. Son, Rash ----- Salah, Ings
            B. Abraham, Rico --- Ings, Gomez
            C. Abraham, Rico, Traore --- Ings, Vvd, Hayden -4

            Pope, Martin
            Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly, Rico
            Mane, Son, Kdb, Traore, Dendoker
            Abraham, Rashford, Vardy

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              C

            2. JT11fc
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              C

            3. Lignja
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 17 hours ago

              Thanks, was thinking the same, C look best for me...

          10. Nutella
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Alrready have TAA, will get in Robbo nect week for triple Pool.

            For this week I have 1 FT and enough cash ITB so it's straight horse race. Who you want for the DGW and onwards?

            Sterling >

            A) Salah
            B) Mane

            Thanks in advance!

            1. Nutella
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Or wait til next week and take the Sterling price fall and Salah?mane riseon the chin?

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Keep for this week?

              Not much in Salah/Mane, pick whoever you like and prefer to watch.

              1. Nutella
                • 9 Years
                3 days, 17 hours ago

                Thinking the same, what Liverpool cover will you have yourself for DGW?

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                  Mane, Salah, Robertson

              2. Dr Mulholland
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 days, 17 hours ago

                Precisely what was about to say.

                Plus, don't worry too much over a price drop. Maximise points.

          11. GuenDoozy
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Feel like I've just been playing the safe/template game since about 10 GWs now. Hovering around the 60-100K mark. For eg, Never even considered getting Mahrez/Aguero in for this GW and so many on my MLs did! Anything you'd do here to change it up a bit?

              Hendo
              TAA Chilwell Lund
              Salah Mane KDB Martial
              Vardy Ings DCL

              Button Cantwell Rico Kelly

              1. GuenDoozy
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  1FT, 0.0itb

                • JT11fc
                  • 1 Year
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Maybe save. Id start Cantwell over Martial

                • Nutella
                  • 9 Years
                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                  I'd save personally

                • Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                  I got Mahrez and lucky too.
                  Martial or Mahrez a tough choice

                • GuenDoozy
                    3 days, 16 hours ago

                    Cheers gents

                • Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                  55 points behind Mleague leader.
                  He has Fab Kelly Rico which is his only weakness IMO.
                  Where can we go to make up ground? I hate the word "differential" as it is what it is; usually not popular for a reason.
                  The GW 24 Pool picks are a watershed moment. A right or wrong TC can be great or horrible.

                  1. Akshatjazz
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      Agree totally

                    • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 6 Years
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      Effective planning for BGW/DGWs, better use of chips and not forgetting decent single gameweek punts in the process

                      All these sounds good on paper but probably wont work 😀

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 days, 17 hours ago

                        Dependent on the last GW points, my mood changes accordingly. Had a good week so I am not throwing toys this week.

                    • Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      Son is a good differential if he is locked out of him.
                      I see many players with Mo Mane who can't even think about Son.

                      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 6 Years
                        3 days, 17 hours ago

                        Had a dream Son scored a goal and an assist. Time to go out... 😮

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          Thanks 😀

                      2. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 days, 17 hours ago

                        Yep. It is the route we take. There are good SGW's in 24 too. I am leaning towards only Salah/Mane as I will bang my head deciding which one to skip. Son, Mahrez, Kun, Richa are on my watchlist. (I got mahrez last week)

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          Nice

                  2. Akshatjazz
                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                      Rico > holgate / Stephens ??

                      Since Stephens is .1m less and had a good FDR since they only face Liv out of 8 gameweeks / holgate is a few week punts

                      Any thoughts ??

                      1. JT11fc
                        • 1 Year
                        3 days, 17 hours ago

                        Stephens more nailed. Ancelotti commented that Holgate may be rested

                        1. Akshatjazz
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Even I think so

                          • Akshatjazz
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              Wat do you think of my team ??

                              Hendo / Ryan
                              TAA, Robertson, soyunca, lundstrum,Stephens*
                              Mane,kbd,martial,dendonker, Maddison
                              Vardy, ings, Calvert lewin

                              Any changes required ??

                              1. JT11fc
                                • 1 Year
                                3 days, 17 hours ago

                                Looks gtg

                          • Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            If you have DCL get Stevens. If not, Holgate IMO

                        2. JT11fc
                          • 1 Year
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          Would you just go with Mane Trent Gomez for the dgw 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. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                            • 6 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Looks like a good BB team.

                          2. Dr Mulholland
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Looks good. Nice plan.

                          3. Albrightondknight
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            who would you bench out of the front 8 - pick one to downgrade for the cash for TAA?

                        3. That TV angle at Highbury
                          • 2 Years
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          How to get triple Pool for DGW in next two transfer windows?

                          2 mil ITB 1FT

                          Ramsdale / Button
                          Rico Lund Targett / Kelly Taylor
                          Salah Mane KDB Martial Traoré
                          Vardy Rashford / Greenwood

                          A: Targett > Van Dijk (+one other transfer)
                          B: Ramsdale & Rico & Targett > Robbo, McCarthy & 4.0 def (-4)
                          C: Traoré & Targett & Rico > Cantwell & TAA & 3.9 def
                          D: Other options?

                          1. Albrightondknight
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            C

                            1. That TV angle at Highbury
                              • 2 Years
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              Thanks - C also entails a -4. Forgot your indicate that.

                              1. That TV angle at Highbury
                                • 2 Years
                                3 days, 17 hours ago

                                * To indicate

                          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                            • 6 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            A

                            1. That TV angle at Highbury
                              • 2 Years
                              3 days, 16 hours ago

                              Thanks. I am also leaning towards A because I’m not getting minus points and since VVD is not as likely to be rotated as the fullbacks during the last part of the season with CL, Carabao and FA cup.

                        4. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          Made my GW23 moves and now have 2.5 mil ITB.
                          Any suggestion should for GW24 moves
                          Looking at Traore to Rich or Martial would probably need a Targett downgrade too.
                          Any other suggestion or advice appreciated and need - six red arrow in a row gone from 225k to 825k. It’s dire.

                          McCarthy

                          TAA Lundstram Söyüncü

                          Salah Mane KDB Maddison Traore

                          Vardy Ings

                          McGovern Greenwood Kelly Targett

                          1. That TV angle at Highbury
                            • 2 Years
                            3 days, 16 hours ago

                            Both Rich and Martial seem very good options in my eyes.

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              3 days, 16 hours ago

                              Oh man I love this username. I so dearly love Highbury. Good old times

                              1. That TV angle at Highbury
                                • 2 Years
                                3 days, 16 hours ago

                                Thanks for acknowledging 🙂 I became a fan of Arsenal in the late 90’s because of the television angle during matches. It always seemed like the players were bigger and that their movement was easier to see in the good old low-res days 😀

                                1. That TV angle at Highbury
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 days, 15 hours ago

                                  *compared to other stadiums at the time

                                2. Hakim Ziyech
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Oh man. You just perfectly described the tv angle. Sweet nostalgia vibes here. I loved the Tv angle, it felt like you are actually in the stadium. This gives me goosebumps.

                                  Then I used to be a fan of the Arsenal team in the early 2000's. I still remember Highbury so much & the way Arsenal were fond of moving the ball along the side-line when attacking most times.

                                  I still believe the best Arsenal jersey ever was the deep brown kit they wore in their final season at highbury. I would get that jersey in a heartbeat tbh.

                                  Thanks for giving this sweet nostalgia, man!! 🙂

                                  1. That TV angle at Highbury
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 days, 14 hours ago

                                    NP mate 🙂

                        5. navyadav
                          • 4 Years
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          which 2 would you play out of the 4 ?

                          Cantwell(BOU) , Grealish(BHA) , Lundstrum(ARS), Dunk(AVL)

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            The 2 attackers

                            1. Albrightondknight
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              This

                            2. Dthinger
                              • 2 Years
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              I think dunk has almost as many attacking returns as Cantwell. I’d start him.

                              1. Hakim Ziyech
                                • 1 Year
                                3 days, 16 hours ago

                                Yes, I agree nevertheless prefer the attacker

                          2. Dr Mulholland
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Cantwell & Grealish

                            1. navyadav
                              • 4 Years
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              Forgot to mention 1 defender and 1 attacker .

                              1. That TV angle at Highbury
                                • 2 Years
                                3 days, 16 hours ago

                                Dunk and grealish

                        6. MoManeTaa
                          • 2 Years
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          Am I g2g for GW24 and upto the 2nd WC to be used after GW30??

                          McCarthy
                          TAA Lund Soy (CTaylor BWilliams)
                          KDB Mane Salah Grealish (Donker)
                          Vardy Rashford Ings

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Yes for GW 24
                            Don't know about second question tbh. No point in thinking about so ahead with so many variables in play. I'm going to try n save a FT after GW 24 and play every GW with 2ft if possible

                            1. MoManeTaa
                              • 2 Years
                              3 days, 17 hours ago

                              I am looking to bring Rashford for Jimenez next week - wud u do rather bring anyone else ? (1.7 ITB)

                              McCarthy
                              TAA Lund Soy
                              Mo Mane KDB Grealish
                              Vardy Ings Jimenez

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                3 days, 17 hours ago

                                Good move.
                                Rashford is paying me the faith i shown in him (also United)
                                He's our talisman this season bro

                                1. MoManeTaa
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Yaa if and when we sign Bruno it cud only be better for rash and martial

                        7. fplfansss
                          • 1 Year
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          GTG
                          Ryan
                          TAA, Rico, Soy
                          Mane, KDB, Greal, Alli
                          Ings, Vardy, Rash

                          Subs: Button, Cantwell, Lund, Kelly

                          1. Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Yes decent team

                        8. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 days, 17 hours ago

                          pls advise who to play:
                          a. Lund
                          b. Holgate

                          1. Doucoure
                          2. Cantwell

                          thx

                          1. Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            B 2