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Is now the time to invest in Southampton’s FPL defensive assets?

If someone had told us back in October that we’d be talking up Southampton defensive assets by January, we would have assumed you were joking.

But here we are, nonetheless, on the verge of considering Saints defenders for our Fantasy Premier League teams.

Several months after the heaviest home defeat in their history, and the worst defensive showing this author has seen on any football pitch at any level, Ralph Hasenhüttl has completely transformed Southampton in one of the most impressive turnarounds we’ve seen in recent years.

With price depreciation naturally occurring across the Saints squad so far, Fantasy managers are now taking a look at the options available in Hampshire with great interest.

We have taken a closer look at their recent form to see if they truly are worth investing in.

As this article 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 has Hasenhüttl changed?

The cause of Southampton’s recent defensive success can find its roots in a switch from a three-man defence to a back-four some point after that (in)famous defeat at Leicester – as well as a newfound consistency in team selection.

Hasenhüttl came into 2019/20 still a big fan of a three-man defence and flexible attacking formations around that base.

He used a 3-4-2-1 in Gameweeks 1, 5, 7, 9 and 12, a 3-5-2 was rolled out in Gameweeks 2 and 10 and a 5-3-2 in Gameweek 11.

The Austrian did dabble with back-fours at various stages, using a 4-4-2 in Gameweeks 3 and 4, a 4-2-3-1 in Gameweek 6 and a 4-3-3 in Gameweek 8.

However, the biggest issue, as you can probably tell, stemmed from the fact that his side was never settled.

Even when a back-four was used, there were some questionable decisions made about which players would occupy which positions, especially at full-back – although injuries did not exactly help.

Southampton formations

(Personnel included when a back-four)

  • GW1: 3-4-2-1
  • GW2: 3-5-2
  • GW3: 4-4-2 (L-R: Danso, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery)
  • GW4: 4-4-2 (L-R: Danso, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Cédric)
  • GW5: 3-4-2-1
  • GW6: 4-2-3-1 (L-R: Cédric, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso)
  • GW7: 3-4-1-2
  • GW8: 4-3-3 (L-R: Bertrand, Yoshida, Bednarek, Valery)
  • GW9: 3-4-2-1
  • GW10: 3-5-2
  • GW11: 5-3-2
  • GW12: 3-4-2-1

As we all know, Southampton’s defence was one of the most porous in the Premier League during this period, epitomised by their humiliating 9-0 defeat at home to Leicester in Gameweek 10.

Still, it was not until the Gameweek 12 home defeat to Everton that the death knell was sounded for Hasenhüttl’s initial tactics with a brand new version of 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 system debuted on the trip to Arsenal – which ended in a morale-boosting 2-2 draw.

This was the first match that Hasenhüttl selected a back-four consisting of Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) and Cédric Soares (£4.8m) as traditional full-backs either side of Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) and Jack Stephens (£4.3m) in a two-man centre-back partnership.

These four players have been the first-choice defenders for each of the last 10 matches in a row and the team has arguably been much better for the consistency – each outing seeing them receiving protection from the same pair of central midfielders too in Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£4.8m) and James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m).

It would still take some time for the Saints to register their first clean sheet in this configuration, although from Gameweek 14 onwards they only let in more than one goal on one occasion, the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle in Gameweek 16.

It is over the last four matches that Southampton’s improvements have really come to the fore, with clean sheets kept against Chelsea (Gameweek 19) and Spurs (Gameweek 21) while Leicester were successfully neutralised at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

In fact, as was widely reported, the Premier League’s Golden Boot front-runner and 2019/20’s shot-volume king Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) was restricted to a grand total of zero attempts on goal in Gameweek 22.

In order to find out whether this recent upturn in clean sheets is sustainable, and therefore a reliable source of points for Fantasy managers, we are digging even deeper, into the underlying statistics behind Southampton’s defence this season.

What does the underlying data say?

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1,036 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    Define maybe.

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 10 hours ago

      Definite*

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 days, 8 hours ago

        Definitely*

  2. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    I just did Jiminez to Ings so have likely just broken him. Apologies in advance.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 10 hours ago

      Imo he will just get better, no worries

  3. Impartial Bystander
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    Current WC team
    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Soy Lund Holgate Cathcart
    Salah KDB Sterling Cantwell Hayden
    Vardy Rashford Greenwood

    Suggestions? Plan on doing Sterling - Mane for DGW

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 10 hours ago

      Get Mane for Sterling now instead

      1. Impartial Bystander
        3 days, 10 hours ago

        Sterling v Palace
        Or
        Mane v Utd

        Who’s scores more points? Utd - Liverpool are usually tight games

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 10 hours ago

          I can see Pool beating Utd 2 or 3 nil, not even sure if Sterling starts vs palace given Mahrez form right now. You will want mane for 24 anyway so means you can hopefully roll a transfer 24 to give you two in 25 when blanks inc. GW 28 will be clearer.

          1. Warby84
            • 4 Years
            3 days, 10 hours ago

            Would be a massive spanned in the works if sterling is benched twice in a row.. Not that I own him..

            1. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 9 hours ago

              Sure - but it is Pep . . . . . . I just don't like booking a transfer for the next gameweek as you never know what can happen

            2. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 9 hours ago

              already has been benched twice in a row hasn't he

          2. Impartial Bystander
            3 days, 9 hours ago

            Going into 25 with 2 FT is a nice idea. As I’ll want to downgrade one of Mane/Salah to upgrade Greenwood to Ings. I do think Sterling starts this weekend thou

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 10 hours ago

          Sterling vs CRY might work out well for you.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Palace a bogey team for City

      1. Belalugozi78-When Owen Gets…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        last 5 home games City scored 21 goals vs Palace. I wouldn't call them bogey team.

  4. Test Eagles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    Any news on Rashie?

  5. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    Henderson
    Sidibe Trent Dunk
    Grealish DeBruyne Salah (C)Mane
    Vardy Maupay Ings (VC)

    Lundstrum March Kelly

    I can do March to Cantwell but not worth a hit as I plan on Maupay to Deeney for Gw24 #targetvilla

  6. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    I love seeing all the so called experts say Kun isn’t a guarantee to start at the weekend. I’d bet my mortgage on it.

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 10 hours ago

      He looks fit and happy, pretty sure he will start in a regular basis, I’m tempted after 24, problem is the GW 28 blank for Cup final

  7. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 10 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA-VVD-Digne-Soy
    KDB (c) - Salah-Alli-Cantwell
    Vardy-Ings

    Woodman-Lundstram-Martial-Greenwood

    Team/Bench order correct?

  8. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

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

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      A - Ramsdale to Mccarthy

  9. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    I love seeing all the so called experts say Kun is a guarantee to start at the weekend.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Reply fail to GloryManUnited.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, he really isn't. However, despite Villa being woeful, that system seemed to work wonders - wouldn't blame Pep for doing it again!

  10. Transfer window needs and likely moves
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    It's transfer season and rumours are flying, and the Bruno Fernandes rumours are picking up pace. He looks like he could be a player who comes in and has a big impact on Manchester United's fortunes this season.

    Which other transfer rumours do you think look likely, and look likely to help the team immediately this season?

    What about Aston Villa's forward problems? Which other teams have an immediate need that looks likely to be filled in this transfer window?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I always love the end of January for FPL purposes - we learn who blanks for the EFL Cup final, who is likely to blank/play in the big FA Cup quarter final GW, and we have the end of the transfer window, usually all within a week or two of each other. Happy days 🙂

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Absolutely! I've got the blank GW28 in my head already.. I love the lead in to blanks almost more than DGWs

        1. Chemical76
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 6 hours ago

          Will Watford cup game postponement cause a DGW?

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      City & a centre back, but Pep (or the BOD??) may be too stubborn

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 5 hours ago

        Arogant

    3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      To be honest, it seems that this year transfer window is rather quiet. From fantasy perspective players who are going to leave have more significant influence on my fpl tinkering (Eriksen) than those who may come. From potential arrivals only, probably, Piatek seems may affect my FPL thinking.

    4. FantaCity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Villa must buy a striker as you say, but I also think Everton need to do the same to stay a top 10 club ... a Danny Ings type proven goalscorer

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Surprised spurs don’t go for Ingsy

    5. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Shame Eriksen seems to be going to Italy. Would of been a good option, for most EPL clubs.

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        And FPL. 🙂

    6. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I think Fernandes could be an FPL asset if he settles quickly, depending on price and us not being rubbish of course. He's very much a player that wants to impact play in the final third, shoots often and tries to play killer balls. Also, I expect he'll be on corners and non-direct freekicks, he might take the occasional direct one from Rash too. His value might be complicated a bit by Martial being a likely cheaper option.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Interesting - sounds like someone in the mould of Depay, Nani, Di Maria and Sanchez - what could possibly go wrong? 😉

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Lol, hey! Nani was great for like, half a season!

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

          He has high work rate both attacking and defensive wise plus is not injury prone which is a big requirement in high intensity epl. He is Bernardo Silva with better shoot and that is surely something

        3. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 15 hours ago

          Well that's completely wrong because Fernandez isn't a winger at all and also that's very harsh on Nani

    7. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      I think statsbomb did a great article a year or two ago to show that individual signings often have a very limited impact on a team’s performance. The hype behind new arrivals is always mental. Can’t believe people fall for it every year!

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Thinking Jimenez to Ings, as I've been advised to not sell Rashford (or Martial), even to get Robbo. Funds Gomez in for Rico or VVD for Soyuncu for the DGW.
    1FT 1.5 ITB rn 🙂 thanks all

    McCarthy (Martin)
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram (Rico Kelly)
    Mane KDB Martial Maddison (Hayden)
    Vardy(c) Rashford Jimenez**

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Seems like a good move

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers. Was thinking Rashford to Ings to afford Rico to Robbo, but most on here seemed against that given Rashford form/fixtures (after this wk)

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          I would consider that given you have Martial. I'm not sure having double Utd is really needed and Robbo over VVD/Gomez is worth the extra cash.

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Jimenez has tough fixtures for a while starting from DGW, Southampton def has been solid and Jimenez has not been as explosive as Rashford or Aguero and not as consistent as Ings or Deeney. Jimenez has been on a "should I stay or should I go now" level with Tammy and Haller IMO.

  12. Phlajo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Trying to fit in 3 pool players for GW24, already have 2, so last one gotta be TAA or VVD

    Current team:

    Gazza
    Digne Soy Lund Kelly Rico
    Salah Mane KdB Alli Hayden
    Vardy Ings Tammy

    1ft, 0.2 itb

    Options:
    A) Alli + Digne to Martial + VVD
    B) Alli + Digne to Grealish + TAA
    C) Rico + Gazza + Digne to Williams, VVD and McCarthy (for a hit)
    D) There's tons of other options - Any idea of the best?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Gotta be Trent imho, for what he offers.

    2. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Get TAA - so by that logic, B but wouldn't be rushing to drop Digne though. Could you do Alli & Soyuncu to Grealish & TAA?

      1. Phlajo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Nope :/ - 0.5 short for that

        I could do Soy + Alli + Gazza to TAA, Sarr and McCarthy... Would be for -4

      2. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 6 hours ago

        Or given funds issue, maybe Alli/Soy -> Doucoure/TAA?

  13. Totti
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    play:

    A) cantwell
    B) traore

    captain:
    1) aguero
    2) KDB
    3) vardy

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      A1

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      A1

  14. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Have not seen much love for Maupay here, 5.8 forward with the best fixtures.

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      5.9

    2. carlosice
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      yep between him and DCL for me for cheaper enabler...think Maupay just edges it on fixtures...

  15. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    I think I'm going to get Firmino as my 3rd Pool player. Nice little differential and hitting form

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Tempting isn't it

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Like it. He may go for Vardy or Rashford

    3. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      I’m with you (after many days of handwringing)

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Problem, do I really want to be losing Rashford?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah don't do that

    3. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Exact issue I had. Was originally all sent on Rashford and Alli to DCL and Salah, but after watching Rashford at the weekend I couldn't bring myself to do it.

    4. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      No value tied up in Rashford, he might blank against Burnley as well.

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      If sticky with Rashford, wanted to bring in Son, but going for Moura instead

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm *

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Only you can answer that 🙂

    7. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 8 hours ago

      There’s no room for sentiment in FPL. Bin if it helps you elsewhere.

  17. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Should I bench Rashford this week? I have VVD and Trent also

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Don’t bench. If he ruins your clean sheet you’d want those points

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably not - I'm toying with the idea of benching Martial. Who would come in?

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        currently entertaining the idea of benching martial for cantwell...

        1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Great fixture for Young Todd.

      2. RUUD!
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        not sure yet, got a FT I don't want to waste, can't see us scoring at Anfield though

  18. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Pick a forward up to 7.8

    A) Abraham
    B) Jimenez
    C) Maupay
    D) name another one

    1. migas2k7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Could also consider calvert (but got richarlison already)

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Maupay - fixtures and price.

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        yea but he aint scoring or assisting 🙁

        1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes, but punching above his weight and decent fixtures

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

          same number of goals as Firmino

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Take you have Ings? I would go Maupay if so

      1. migas2k7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Got ings yes.

        My conserns over maypay is that he was way lower numbers (shots) when compared to abrahm or calvert for example.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          DCL may be the better choice, but it is close

        2. tyron
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          agreed.

  19. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Maddison to Richarlison?

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yay

  20. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts on this? Would need to take a -8 as only have exact cash.

    Jimi, Grealish, VVD -> Maupay, Salah, Stephens

    Have Mane

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      No way.

    2. tyron
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      no no no.......

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Would you sell Maddison/Martial for a hit for Grealish or another mid sub7.0, to accomodate bringing in Robbo and Ings?

    (Jimenez, Rico out)

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes. Robbo and Ings then booked in until the end of the season, inshallah.

  22. antoinehude
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Current WC team, any suggestions guys?

    McCarthy
    Alexander-Arnold / Stephens / Dunk
    Salah / Mané / De Bruyne / Martial
    Vardy / Ings / Calvert-Lewin

    Button / Lundstram / Williams / Cantwell
    Bank: 0,3

    1. tyron
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      its beautiful to be fair.. calvert cantwell rotation will be good

      1. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Actually I’m not a big fan of Calvert-Lewin, do you think Maupay is a better idea?

        1. antoinehude
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Thanks mate 😉

        2. tyron
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          no bro i dont think he is.. i dont fully understand the maupay hype.. he has not been scoring really :/

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Lovely. Well done.

      1. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate 😉

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Needs Aguero

      1. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        I owned Sterling last GW, I don’t want to take risk with Pep Rotation anymore..

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          No idea what your old team was or if you're playing catch up. It's a great looking team but no exciting diffs. Looks like the team many people already have

      2. tyron
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        at the expense of who.. maybe he can do that after dgw24

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Mane or Salah. Get Robbo

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Excellent! I might go Holgate for Stephen, but why quibble. Could be the new template. Well done mate.

      1. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks dude, yes I’m agree but Holgate will probably benched next GW with Mina comeback

  23. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Just noticed that I have no City, Arsenal, Leicester or Norwich assets on my WC... didn't do it on purpose and it's a little down the road but will work out well for GW28 with no blankers!

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Shame about the other weeks 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        hehehe, hoping Leicester go through some mediocre form and Pep goes into Pep overdrive 😉

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          although Kun is really tempting me I must say!

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          🙂 Seriously though, I think those WCing now need to do be trying something different - seeing far too many teams WCing to very similar teams to those that those with their WC in hand currently have - what's the point in that? You are just going to match them for now, and then fall way behind them when DGW season comes around when they can strategically use their WC. Needs a different strategy to try and get ahead.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah but feel my team has several punts in addition to the big LIV 3 (and not all will have Mane and Salah) in Digne, Dunk, Son, Sarr and I held Richarlison so it's risky but trying something different at least!

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 9 hours ago

              (having a mare of a season anyway so will be just having some fun from here on, cheers)

            2. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              3 days, 9 hours ago

              Sounds good - good uck 🙂

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      You activated?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Yup... looking like this right now:
        Henderson
        Trent Digne Dunk
        Salah Mane Son Richarlison Sarr
        Rashford Ings
        (Button Stephens Greenwood Williams)

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 8 hours ago

          Looks good mate, I have a horrible feeling that Rash will outscore all Liv attacking assets in 24 and I won't own him.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 8 hours ago

            Yep

            I actually think Rash and Vardy both have decent chances of outscoring Mane & Salah in the double GW

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 8 hours ago

              Hopefully Rash is rested because of our horrendous fixture congestion!

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 8 hours ago

            could happen if Burnley as still as bad, in great and importantly consistent form and 5 fixtures after Liverpool are good!

  24. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    So many options thoughts on this one , so I can keep KDB and Rashford

    Jiminez, martial and Lundstram to Firmino, Moura and Williams, it will be free over 2 weeks.

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Moura?

    2. tyron
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      wont ever sell lundstram to begin with. martial good fixtures.. moura i like as a punt because of the fixtures but way too unpredictable... idk

  25. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Any news on Pukki?

    My 1 week punt on Deeney could turn into 1 week punt on Pukki!

    1. tyron
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      vs that horrid team. i cant blame u.. i am currently benching martial at the expense of cantwell

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Deeney has Villa next and I plan on getting him for Maupay

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Well the Kane > Deeney punt paid off.

      So now I try Deeney > Pukki before tripling up on Liv for GW24!

      So nothing concrete yet until pressers then...

  26. tyron
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    hey guys which would u choose gw 24 onwards

    a- tammy tomori -> firmino and 4.4 def (can go balbuena or williams or anyone in that bracket)
    b- tammy tomori -> calvert/maupay/deeney and robbo

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      B

      1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        with Troy

      2. tyron
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        leaning towards that. better value

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Deeney my next move if Maupay fails

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        maupay on trial for me gw23. i am not understanding the hype surrounding him but lets see...

  27. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Massive rank drop made me finally get Ings in. Still missing Rashford, but a bit unsure how to proceed. Any tips?

    0ft, 0.7itb

    Ryan Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstrom Rico Kelly
    Salah Mane KdB Grealish Dendoncker
    Vardy Ings DCL

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Don't smoke in bed.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice. I've heard drinking water through the day and proper sleep also helps.

    2. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Time to start ditching Soy, Rico, Kelly... stale and underperforming... Maybe go with Dunk, Holgate, and Williams

  28. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Hey everyone, keep debating a wildcard (to stop me from being priced out next week). Can I get some honest thoughts/opinions please?

    McCarthy, Button
    Trent, Robbo, Digne, Lund, Williams
    Mane, KDB, Richar, Cantwell, Dendo
    Vardy, Rash, Ings

    I have the EXACT funds for this team.
    I was tempted to switch Cantwell to Douglas Luiz and upgrade Button to Martin

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Good team.
      I'd WC when we gets to blanks and doubles in 30s unless you are bored and /or way off where you want to be.
      Don't do the keeper upgrade.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks. Been tinkering a fair amount.
        I mean, there might not be as many doubles and blanks this season (here's hoping).

        I am quite far off. 767K. Finished last season top 50K and top 15K season before that so frustrated with myself. This is the first time since the start of the season I've broken into the top 1M. I've even been as low as 4.2M rank (GW5) and 3.7M (GW10)

        1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          Just go for it then - nothing to lose.

  29. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Bench any one:

    A. Maddison (bur)
    B. DCL (why)
    C. Cantwell (BOU)

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      DCL. Why? Burnley and BOU are even worse than West Ham

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        But Everton are creating chances.
        DCL could easily have scored a brace last gw.

        1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 9 hours ago

          OK, then Cantwell - cheapest so won't feel so bad if you miss the points

  30. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 9 hours ago

    Ramsdale is my best ever transfer...
    2,1,0 pts consecutively...

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 9 hours ago

      Nailed it.

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 9 hours ago

        100% hahahahah