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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. Da Rude Sandstorm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    RMT, I've got
    McCarthy-Rams
    TAA-Lundo-Aurier-Kelly-Rico
    KDB-Mahr-Mane-Rich-Cantw
    Vardy-Rash-Ings

    I'm happy with my team, next week one more from Pool but who?? 0,0 ITB, could get Bobby but it would mean loosing Vardy, or taking a hit -4

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      8/13

      Aurier and Mahrez to Robbo and Sarr or someone or Fun Bobby for free next week.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Get the other Bobby, Robbo.

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Don't know how much you can get for Aurier, but him and Rams > Gomez and Martin just for DGW? After 24 you might want to change Gomez into a more secure starter

      1. Da Rude Sandstorm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        From what I've read Lovren and Matip could be fit, I'll get 4,9 for Aurier, tricky situation, maybe Cantw to Dendo and then Aurier to ??

  2. Gazza2000
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best route to get Mane in ?

    2 FT 1.7 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Dunk
    Salah KDB Martial Maddison
    Abraham Ings Vardy

    Button, Lundstram, Rico, Dendoncker

    a) this week Rico to Stephens and next week Maddison and Abraham to Mane and Greenwood ( 442 )
    or
    b) this week Martial to Sarr and next week Maddison and Abraham to Mane and DCL ( 343 )

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    3. Lucas8406
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Very similar team to mine except don’t have dunk or ryan and have £3.2m in the bank. I’m looking to do Martial to Mane and Abraham to DCL

    4. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

      1. Gazza2000
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers all

  3. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is it possible to know what the effective ownership of BOTH Robbo and TAA together is in the top 10k? i.e. only teams that have both

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        11.68%

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ta

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

      Last week it was 11.68
      Just added them up now.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ta

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

          Only 0.22 have VVD also.

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Could be a cheeky differential. Has been getting his head on some crosses recently

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 20 days ago

      And less than 2% has Mane+Salah+Firmino

  4. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Maupay rose last night and now I'm priced out of Salah and Maupay combo...
    What combo for starting 11 in gw24 would you prefer now?

    1) ROBBO - Alli/Martial - Jimenez (Hayden fodder)
    2) Kelly- Alli - FIRMINO (Hayden fodder)
    3) Kelly - SALAH - Ayew (Fleck fodder, will be rotated with Ayew)
    4) GOMEZ - Martial - Alli (Ayew fodder)

    Ramsdale
    Taa- Soy - XXX
    Mane- Kdb -Maddison- XXX XXX
    Vardy -Ings - XXX

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

  5. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I'm getting Son in for Martial. That will make way for either of these four options going into the double game week:

    A) Ings & Gomes
    B) Calvert-Lewin & Van Dijk
    C) Ayew & Robertson
    D) Calvert-Lewin & Gomes (leaving me with extra cash)

    Currently have Salah & TAA and no Southampton, Everton or Crystal Palace players.

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A) because Ings

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A or B … I'm torn

  6. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Was looking ahead at potential transfers for GW24... Robbo and Doucoure in for Kelly and Alli - dropped my phone and accidentally made the transfers for a minus 8! Not the worst moves but still...

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

      *buys Alli

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      could easily pay back this week alone

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah hopefully! I was more set on moves to bring in Mane but could work out ok in the end

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Someone will be cheering on Watford this gw i bet. Good luck

    4. El Presidente
      2 months, 20 days ago

      What?????

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Who would you prefer to lose for Robbo?

    A. Soy
    B Aurier
    C Lundstrum

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      b

    2. Bis_78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Aurier for now

      Would like to see LEI's next 2 performance before getting rid

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I’m doing Aurier > Robertson, Jiménez > Haller, Grealish > Noble (and bench other than DGW)

      Mane (TC)

    5. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    6. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Aurier

  8. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Depends on value you have in Soy but probs Aurier

  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Here me out - best West Ham mid? Avoid not an option.

    I’m a sucker for a DGW and going Haller & Noble (or other if better suggestions)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Snodgrass

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Reckon he’ll get decent minutes? Doos is nailed on and has penos in his locker...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I think he will - was unlucky not to score against Shef United, pens too hard to predict. But go Noble if that is where you feel the points will be.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Snodgrass and Fornals

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Fornals = 1 x goal & 3 x assist :eyeroll: 😛

    3. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I like Fornals

    4. Arthur Shelby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If Antonio is back, I'd go him...

    5. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I'd prefer Snodgrass over Noble. Set-pieces and after his rest and disallowed goal last week i expect him to play 100+ minutes in the double

    6. Wheato182
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I was looking at Lanzini but just going with Haller and my bench fodder west ham defender.

    7. El Presidente
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Avoid

    8. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers all.......

    9. Gazpilicueta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      surprised no one else mentioned him, but ive been looking at felipe

  10. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    City have interesting fixtures coming up, at one point they have Leicester away, Real away, Arsenal home, Man Utd away, Burnley home, Real away, Chelsea away. I'll be tempted to risk dropping KdB as soon as the CL starts back up to try and get ahead, I need to risk losing some highly owned players sometime and that seems that an opportunity.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Real home* for the second leg of course, sorry.

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

      think I might have overdid it losing KDB, Vardy, Jimenez, Lundstram amongst others this GW 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        but yeah City looks a minefield!

    3. El Presidente
      2 months, 20 days ago

      They will still field 11 players and 6 of them attacking players. Plenty to chose from even if they rotate.

    4. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      gw24 seems an excellent point to swap Aguero and KDB out for Liverpool assets ... also means I haven't had to spend any time screwing up my team in preparation of gw24

      Probably then go without any city until they play Liverpool, unless they have a DGW before then

  11. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I've had double LIV defense and then double SHU defence this season and I hated it tbh as a football lover, who watches loads of games live, hoping that the other team doesn't score!
    No more defensive double ups for me, prefer to enjoy and shout for goals! 🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Normally I dont watch those games in which I have double/triple defense unless no other choice 😀

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        best way, far too stressful!

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I might triple up on Sheff Utd defence soon, don't think I'll be able to watch their games.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        damn, it could work out great after City but not worth it for my sanity 😉

  12. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    2nd Liverpool DGW match isn't televised. 🙁

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      plenty of streams around

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

      every single game is televised here (Shanghai) with English commentary option which is great!

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I'll live stream it from the stands 😉

  13. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best cheapo forward?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      how cheap is cheap?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheap as possible but playing - will be bench fodder

        1. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Has to be Greenwood then

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      How cheap?
      Maupay (avl bou whu)

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah, considering...but not sure

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      DCL I suppose

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Consider this

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ayew is the man 😉

    5. Kabayan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      To Madeira (CM3)

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cherno Samba

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      hard to look past 4.3 Greenwood for me and go 352

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Oh yeah, that might work...

    7. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers all..

  14. JammySprat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Watford match postponed, wonder if that has any effect on prem fixtures

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Shouldn't do immediately - looks like they'll have to play the replay on 4th round weekend, which means the 4th round match against Man U/Wolves will be played when the 4th round replays are. Could be some chaos if that match then goes to a replay though.....

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

      At least my new boy Sarr will be nice and fresh hopefully!

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why postponed?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Rain

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers...

  15. Arthur Shelby
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    What combo do you prefer?

    a) Robertson, Felipe Anderson (or Sarr/Doucoure), Rashford, Jiminez
    b) Soyuncu, Salah, Ings, Maupay (or Calvert Lewin)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B with DCL

    2. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    3. Arthur Shelby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers guys.

  16. Zlatanzo
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Would you rather lose Tammy or Jimi to make way for Ings?

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Probably Tammy at this point.

      1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Your name and picture is a crack up lol

        1. Arthur Shelby
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Haha cheers. I'm a little too polite on here I suppose...

  17. joeydelucchi
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Has anyone looked into Triple captaining Mane or Mo in GW24 ....can i hear peoples thoughts , pros and cons?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I'm doing it. I don't think you need to justify TC'ing one of the best players in the league when they have 2 fixtures.

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yep, as good a time as any I reckon

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          And the second DGW will come (around GW33/34) when the title *may* be done.

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Good point

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Saving for Vardy double GW with 2 home fixtures... 🙂

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      The pro's i've heard are: Liverpool not yet crowned champions so they'll play their best team, 1 week in between the games so rest isn't a big risk.

      cons: Not the best of fixtures, especially Wolves can be hard to beat. Other team might get a tastier double, but later and probably closer together so more of a risk.

      I'm going for TC Mané i think

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Both tough away games. Question is are they likely to have another DGW somewhere down the line with easier games.

      I believe if Liverpool do well in FA cup then the game at the end of March vs palace will.be postponed leading to a DGW again...

      Food for thought?

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        There'll be too much up in the air by thne. Plus, you'll need to fit in playing a wildcard, bench boost and free hit chip all in different week. As well as navigating the blanks. I think we have a prime opportunity here to captain 1 of the best players in the league, playing for the best team, in a fairly favourable DGW.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Good points tbh.

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I think if you don't TC a Liv player this DGW then you use it for Vardy later or a non-Liv player, they'll probably have won the league by the next one.

    5. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Liverpool are just in such good form that it's hard to look past triple captaining Salah or Mane.

      1. El Presidente
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Form? Results yeah, but form... vs Leicester all came down because of yet another shady pen, not convincing at all at home vs SHU and this last game vs Spurs very lucky in 2nd half.

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Wolves aren't exactly in great form and West Ham can capitulate against anyone.

          Liverpool have still won 21 out of their 22 games this season. If they beat both Wolves and West Ham, Mane and Salah will likely be in the points.

          Each to their own but there will be too many uncertainties, blanks GWs, rotation, and other chips to fit in at the end of the season/

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Liverpool have won 21 out of 22 games this season. Get your TC out.

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Nahhhhh, not for me. 😉

      2. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe TAA!

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

    7. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Think there will be better options later on - especially if Leicester have a dgw that includes Norwich

      Doubt if either Salah or Mane will score 20 points in gw24

    8. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Giving serious, serious thought to TAA TC to be honest.

  18. Dilzy
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is this crazy?
    Tomori-> Sidibe
    Alli-> Salah
    Rashford-> Martinelli

    would leave me with

    Pope
    TAA Sidibe Soyuncu
    Mane KDB Salah Traore
    Vardy Jimenez Martinelli

    0.1 ITB
    (McGovern Lundstram Rico Douglas Luiz)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not bad, I think Martinelli would be a bench fodder as his game time is very limited that's the only weakness in that transfer strategy

    2. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It's risky but i like it short term. During the Auba ban Martinelli might get game time when you need him to (gw 23/24). After the double i'd look at downgrading one of your mids to upgrade him to ings.

      1. Dilzy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers guys! 🙂

  19. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    That stat about Callum Wilson not having a shot on target since mid October 😮

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Overrated or Bournemouth just that awful?

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah but he's top of the shots on target imminent table.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        😆

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        😛

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jesus! That's abysmal

  20. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which one is better for DGW? (Have salah & TAA)

    A. Alli & Maddison > Mane & Fleck/Cantwell
    B. Rico & Alli > Robertson & Grealish/Sarr

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        B with Sarr

  21. DS29
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Rico to Williams for free .I have two ft and don't know where to use them
    Pope
    Taa lund Sidibe
    Salah mane kdb Cantwell
    Ings maupay vardy
    Button Traore Kelly Rico
    I could do Traore to Grealish but I would have a benching headache then
    Thanks

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Get rid of Pope

      1. DS29
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Sorry I don't have Pope..I have Ryan....typed by mistake

        1. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I would do your plan then

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes.

  22. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    1 FT, 1.1 ITB. Help greatly appreciated!

    Ryan
    TAA, Holgate, Lundstram
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings, Rashford

    (Woodman, Traore, Kelly, Simpson)

    A) Traore -> Sarr (bench Cantwell)
    B) Traore -> Grealish (start Cantwell)
    C) Something Else
    D) Save FT

    Currently on A.

    Cheers

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe fix Kelly or Simpson. Carlo said something about giving Holgate a rest.

  23. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    My FPL actual team:

    Ryan - Henderson
    Rico - Kelly - Pereira - Soyuncu - Lunsdtram
    Manè - Kdb - Sterling - cantwell - dedoncker
    vardy - rashford - ings

    FT: 2
    ItB:0.1

    GW23 --> Pereira, Soyuncu, Sterling --> Taa, robbo, richarlison/maddison/mahrez (-4) ???

    or

    GW23 -->sterling -> richarlison/mahrez
    GW24 -->Pereira, Soyuncu --> Taa, robbo

    is it crazy?
    are there any better moves to upgrade the team?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GW23 move looks mega. Rich?

      1. Tosa86
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        rich or martial based on fixtures.
        move mega is not good? i have 2 ft to use to upgrade my team

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I mean do it. Huge improvement. Get Rich.

          1. Tosa86
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            ok thanks

  24. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Hi could I get some advice on what to do please? I have 2FT but 0.0 in the bank.
    Gazzaniga
    Chilwell TAA Sidbe (Lundstrum) (Rico)
    Salah KDB Maddison Martial
    Vardy Abraham (Connolly)
    Thanks in advance

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Gazza to McCarthy for starters?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks for that. Honestly had no idea what to do> any other suggestions or leave it at that for this GW

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Leave the rest. Could fix Rico too, but no hurry.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thank you Kanchelskis I really appreciate that 🙂

    2. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who will be your 3rd pool player? Chilwell to robbo? You need cash for that so Maddison > Sarr this week?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I was thinking to maybe do the doubt transfer next week

  25. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Would you do Henderson > Mccarthy for -4 this week? This is to fund Maddy > Mane for free next GW.

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Do it for free next week?

      1. Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I will have to take a hit next week regardless. So might as well do it this week since Soton have the easier fixture.

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Good transfer but wait until next week to avoid taking the hit

      1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Would have to take a hit next week regardless.. only 1 FT

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          If you have to take the hit then this week is probably better. Quite fancy a Soton clean sheet vs Wolves.

          1. Sailboats
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks everyone. I have decided to do the move this GW.

  26. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Afternoon,

    Which would be the better pick for the next 4 - 5 weeks?

    A. McCarthy & Cathcart
    B. Foster & Stephens

    Thanks

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A to save money

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Is one of them cheaper?

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Money not the issue. Tbh I need .5 to go traore to sarr so it's enough

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Much of a muchness gut is the answer

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          May not effect things now, but may be handy to have that extra 0.1 or 0.2 or whatever it is later on.

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            True point.

    3. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

  27. Zlatanzo
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Little early, but who out of Vardy, Mane, KDB for Captaincy this week?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Vardy or KDB coinflip

  28. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Pretty pointless owning Pope. Is there anyone around his price worth bringing in and using a Xfer on though? Thinking maybe Ryan?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I’m on Ryan....and Ramshackle...

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ramshackle lol , fingers of jam lol

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          😛

    2. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ryan, or Henderson has a good run soon also

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Looking at Ryan and McCarthy.

    4. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Mccarthy?

    5. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hi Bubz, yeah been sittimg and hoping with Pope. Still think I will hold for Hendo gw 25

  29. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    (A) Rashford and Cantwell/Snodgrass

    (B) Martial and Deeney

    Thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

  30. Fit_to_drop
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Have 2 FT's this week and looking at changes

    Squad

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

    Contemplating
    Gomez & Madds to TAA & Doucure
    Or
    Greenwood & Madds to Ings & Doucure
    Or
    Other move that I might be missing?

    Would prefer to have TAA over Gomez longer term which is pulling me towards A.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks all

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B cos Ings