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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. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Okay, we need a major new ‘top of the page’ survey conducted for DGW24:

    A. Double Pool def and one mid
    B. Pool def and double mid

    Feel free to say who.....

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Counting to 30 skillz 😎

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Got lucky 😉

    2. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Well done there.
      Looking like it’s gonna be A for me. Too much surgery and loss of players id rather keep for now to get Salah.

      Looking like Mane Trent (defo) and probably Robbo if I go the below route. To avoid a hit Id just have to sell Rico for Gomez or Soyuncu for Vvd, but thinking below moves to free up further funds to get Robbo over Rico could be worth the hit

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A. TAA Robbo Salah TC

    5. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You have omitted C cmon Jaf

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Booby?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Aye fella

    6. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A
      Have B

    7. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A. TAA, VVD, SM

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        is what I have, not what I want

    8. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B for me

    9. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think about the Salah & Mane combo is only one can be C/TC....should that be taken into account?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        *Thing

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          What do you actually mean? Yes, we can TC only one, but if you C or TC the wrong one and totally miss points that the other one hauls, it's a massive fail.

    10. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A with Mané TC

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        TAA & Robbo?

    11. KrisMCFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C. Def, mid, fwd

    12. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think Mane. Robbo, & TAA with Mane TC is the best move without unbalancing your team after GW 24.

    13. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What about Firmino?

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Im on him

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Depends on whether we believe in away form perhaps?

    14. DMil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A - Trent TC, Robo and Salah

    15. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1 defender (TAA or Robbo)
      1 mid (Mane or Salah)
      1 Firmino

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Im liking

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Roulette anyone?

    16. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B. TC Salah + Mane + TAA for me

      But don't ignore the other GW24 games

    17. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Had A for the last few weeks and been racking up the clean sheets. Given fixtures after dgw and the fact lpool seem to be tightening up and managing games now i much prefer double def.

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Replace
    A) Maddison (have Vardy, Soyuncu)
    B) Martial (have Rashford)

    With
    1) Grealish
    2) Sarr
    3) other mid max 6.6 (A) or 7.0 (B)

    1. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A2

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers! Any reason behind either of those 2 choices? Funnily enough was thinking of going the other way!

        1. TheLord
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ahaha I prefer Martial to Madd. Utd have good home fixtures after Pool and they are really good at home, also Leicester will suffer, they already do, without Ndidi. And Watford are a better side than Villa.

          Also, thank you for your reply below! That's where I was heading

    2. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A2. Watford are revitalised whereas leicester are declining. Martial is a great OOP as long as he stays fit. Can see him getting 10+ points vs burnley

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B2

      Martial is close to the top for points per match and doesn't look like he'll slow down, according to stats

      Madders is a fixture-proof season keeper but not really a necessity especially with a likely GW28 blank approaching

  3. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you rather bring in a Brighton (Dunk/Ryan/Webster) or Southampton (McCarthy/Stephens) defensive option? Taking into consideration the stats from this article.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sot

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Brighton not actually v. good at defending. There is an article somewhere that suggests Soton are.

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I replaced Fabs with McC

  4. DS29
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rico to Williams for free .I have two ft and don't know where to use them
    Ryan
    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. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'd do that

  5. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    McCarthy / Button
    TAA / Lundstram / Balbuena / Rico / Kelly
    SALAH / MANE / De Bruyne / Grealish / Cantwell /
    Vardy / Ings / Abraham

    0.3 in the bank and 2 FTs.

    Quite well set up for the DGW already with 3 Liverpool, but just seen I have the exact funds to do Rico and Salah > Robertson and Son ...

    Must. Step. Away. From. The. Keyboard.

    Those already with the TAA + MANE + SALAH triple up, surely you're sticking with it?

    1. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah don't do that, stick with what you have

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks. Seems to be more talk on here around the defensive double up which has got me swaying.

        Will stick with what I have as that also allows me to sort Cantwell and Abraham > Martial and Greenwood after this GW.

        1. TheLord
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I agree that for the season, maybe the defensive double up is better value. But for the DGW and the fixtures after I think it will be rewarding to have the mids double up. Next moves also seem good!

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You are ready for the DGW. Spend transfers and brainpower on other aspects of your team

      The Balbuena/Rico/Kelly spot could use some TLC, for example

  6. Fit_to_drop
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bottomed...

    Have 2 FT's this week and looking at changes

    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?

    Cheers all

  7. TheLord
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Traore
    Vardy Ings

    Button Greenwood Rico Reid 1ft 1.3 itb

    A) Rico -> Holgate
    B) Traore -> Sarr
    C) Schmeichel & Greenwood -> McCarthy & Maupay/Deeney (-4)
    D) Save and do one of those moves next week

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      D then C

  8. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1. Is David Silva for again? Will he get decent minutes?

    2. Does David Silva match KdB, if you upgrade Grealish to Salah?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah matches KDB and outdoes him so ye

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Based on what? This is fiction

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I wouldnt trust pep to play Dilva enough

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wouldn't touch Dilva, being phased out in his last season

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      *fit

    5. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1. Yes
      2. Never, and really how in hell does that allow an upgrade to Salah

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jiménez > Greenwood, but let’s not discuss that 😆

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ha, nothing wrong fella, if moving to 3-5-2 ?

    6. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      to share minutes with foden, stay away

    7. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Got him last week. Wish I'd got Mahrez.

  9. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maupay or Calvert for next two games and why?

    This is what i have atm... Maupay has better fixtures while calvert as better stats.
    So not sure what to do =/

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fixtures take priority imo

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maupay is so overated , gets many chances hardly converts. That saying you would expect him to get something next 2

  10. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Be interesting to see what the FA do for Watford here.

    Two games in two days is apparently an option given the Liverpool League Cup situation.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Source?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Success bandwagon?

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What you rambling on about?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Isaac Success. Briefly popular a year or two ago.

        2. Bouncebackability
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Watford replay postponed tonight. No space to play it before next round.

          1. Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I was replying to the cracking Success joke.
            Silly Bounce. 🙂

            1. Bouncebackability
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Standard.

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rashford worth keeping? Why/why not? Got Martial too but good chance I sell him (or Maddison, above!) to get Robbo

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Keep, absolutely flying and this week aside nothing to be scared of for next few weeks. Sell Madds for Liv triple up.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks g. Sarr or Grealish? Or other 6.6m mid?

        Is Sarr actually any good?

        1. swobe
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sarr is definitely good. Interesting alternative with Watford creating some chances in the past few weeks.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sarr. Unless Nigel is still angry with him. Super stats, Watford much better than Villa and DGW possibly on the cards somewhere now cause of FA Cup replay postponement.

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      maddi has to go I reckon

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why: his form is 5.5 ppg. He is passing the eye-test (looks to get better every week) and on penalties.
      Why not: He is playing pool next.

      But tbh i don't know who you want to change him into so i can't say. I know i'm keeping him unless injured/manU decline massively.

  12. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What combo do you you prefer guys?
    Have mane and taa

    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)

  13. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Trying to sort things out for the DGW...

    Mccarthy
    TAA-Mendy-Lund
    Mane-Kdb-Maddy-Cantwell
    Kun(C)-Rash-Ings

    Actually contemplating using my WC to get where I want to be.

    A. Soy>>Gomez for free
    B. Traore/Soy>>Robbo/Dendo (-4)
    C. Kun/Traore>>Mo/CHO (-4)
    D. Wildcard ( Highly unlikely )

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Keep it simple. A.

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone here captaining Mane?

    1. Al-Chemy
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm tempted with Salah

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm not despite owning him

  15. Al-Chemy
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Realised I could fit Mane in for next week, but would mean that my bench is pretty weak:

    Ryan Button
    TAA Sidibe Soy Lunds Kelly
    Salah Alli Martial KDB Hayden
    Tammy Vardy Ings

    A) Soy and Alli -> Robbo and Grealish/Sarr
    B) Alli and Tammy -> Mane and Greenwood

    This would be for next GW. Leaning towards B as the thought of watching Mane do well over the next few GWs scares me, but means I've got a weak bench.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B. Alli and Tammy done. Greenwood at 4.3 is amazing for the bench and nothing wrong with 4-4-2

      1. Al-Chemy
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cool, cheers for the reassurance!

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  16. wilson007
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Soy Lund Stephens
    Mane Salah KDB Grealish
    Vardy Rashford

    Button Greenwood Kelly Dendoncker

    2FT 0.0 ITB

    Any suggestions?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Boring, but Dendo to Hayden and Kelly to Catchcart?

      1. wilson007
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Haha I can't be doing too badly if thats the suggestion! But yeah not a bad shout, thanks! Kellys games could be numbered.

  17. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What would you choose?

    A) Play Martial
    B) Jota to 6.2 striker for -4

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  18. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best way to fill these spots for the double?

    Guaita
    Trent Lundstram X
    Salah KDB Moura X Cantwell
    Vardy X

    Martin Holgate Kelly Greenwood

    A) Ings VVD Son
    B) DCL Egan Mane
    C) Firmino Mahrez Aurier/5.1

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A. 3 x quality.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Same thinking, thanks.

  19. swobe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Just did my moves early. Would have to agree with the above article that now is the time to invest in Southampton's defensive assets.

    Guaita > McCarthy to free up some funds.
    Traore > Doucouré

    McCarthy
    TAA Holgate Soy
    Salah Richarlison KdB(vc) Cantwell
    Vardy(c) Rashford Ings

    Button - Doucouré, Lund, Hanley

    Really content with my squad right now, able to slide Mané in for KdB next week too.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looking good.

  20. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Please I need help...

    Do you think Salah price is gonna rise before this gw?

    Thanks A LOT

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

      Pretty likely, it is only Tuesday

  21. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    As a non regular poster I do though spend some time following comments on the site.
    Lately seen a few responses to posts "ok Boomer"
    Lol really , like a Boomer would be insulted. Snowflakes have much to learn

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any actual boomers on here? Gen X here and probably older than most.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Dunno tbh, Im probs x also lol. Just came across a couple of *ok boomer* comments

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Probably from remain-voting Corbyn-supporting vegans.

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            OK boomer

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              😀

            2. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              😆

          2. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            😆 but yeah I guess

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No snowfkakes around at the mo

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Tempted to get in Kun for a one gw captaincy punt. Worth it?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think that was last week.

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      One? He's must own the rest of the way.

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You WCing next? Then yep, otherwise nope

  23. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rashford + Rico -> Ings + Robertson (-4)

    Yes or No?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you must.

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

    4. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why not do it over 2 weeks

    5. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ings now and Robbo next week

  24. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Worth bringing in Martin for WH for a couple of weeks, if you have no other pressing issues?
    I'd have kept my main 'keeper in case he didn't play for WH.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not for me no

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No. Fab was worth having 'cause he can score even when Hammers get mullered, but Martin's main strength is not being Roberto.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lmao

  25. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    best mid under 4.9 for bench?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4.8 or less? Dendo for solidity and points, Hayden for extra cheapness.

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        4.9 or less, any case for jorginho?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Cantwell - can even start in easier home games e.g. this week.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cantwell or Fleck

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah Like Fleck at 4.9

    3. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fleck but Cantwell is close 2nd

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends on your WC strategy maybe Hayden NCastle

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        why would it depend on my wc strategy?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sorry forget my earlier reasoning, ignore

  26. goldengove
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ryan / Button
    TAA / Soyunco / Stephens / Kelly Lundstrum
    Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell
    Maupay / Jiminez / Vardy

    Next week considering for free Cantwell + Jiminez => Dacoure + Ings

    a) Good move
    b) Benching headache

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Headache. Just Jimi to Ings?

      1. goldengove
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah pretty sure that's on whatever.

        Could do it this week... although sods law will have Jimi score and Ings blank

  27. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Trying to sort things out for the DGW...

    Mccarthy
    TAA-Mendy-Lund
    Mane-Kdb-Maddy-Cantwell
    Kun(C)-Rash-Ings

    Actually contemplating using my WC to get where I want to be.

    A. Soy>>Gomez for free
    B. Traore/Soy>>Robbo/Dendo (-4)
    C. Kun/Traore>>Mo/CHO (-4)
    D. Mendy>VVD for free

  28. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any suggestions? 1 FT 5.0 ITB

    Schmeichel
    TAA Williams Lundy
    Mane KDB(C) Martial Traore
    Vardy Tammy DCL

    Button Dendo Rico Kelly

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Backline needs some addressing IMO. Way too much funds to be sitting on unless you have plans for them?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Planning to get Salah or Bobby in GW24

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Fair play, looks good then.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks mate

  29. JonnyOnionRings
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bobby vs Robbo? Have Mane and Salah

    Bobby would mean selling either vardy or Rashy, Robbo means selling Soy.

    Triple Liverpool Attack sounds good to me especially how go Bobby is away from home

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Way too much IMO if it were Bobby. Just dont see all 3 starting both games in the DGW, let alone returning.

      1. JonnyOnionRings
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Forgot to say I am 900k and looking for a differential.

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kun a better differential IMO if you want to go that route.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Robbo.

      Trent not an option?

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Robbo. Answer is in second sentence of question.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        second para

      2. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

      3. JonnyOnionRings
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        .3 short on Trent

  30. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on these combos from dgw24:

    A: Robbo + Martial + Vardy + Rash
    B: Robbo + Fanderson + Vardy + Rash
    C: 5m def + Mane + DCL + Rash
    D: 5m def + Mane + DCL + Vardy
    E: 5m def + Mahrez + Vardy + Firmino
    F: 5m def + Mahrez + Rashford + Firmino

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A