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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. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What are people doing for getting 24?, wildcard, free hit or tc?, what’s best option?. Will there be other daw opportunities later on?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Holding my chips

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm doing TC in GW24, FH in one of the blanks and will WC on or or straight after the last DGW.

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

      TC seems orthodox.
      Will be other DGWs later, but we don't know for sure yet what they will be.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tc less rotation risk.
      I mean tc requires luck more than any other chip

  2. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm about to remove Alli for this and the plan was always to go Salah:

    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    Would you rather have:
    A) No Rashford (alternative is Maupay)
    B) No Salah (alternative is Richarlison)
    C) No De Bruyne (alternative is Fleck)

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

      B if you put it that way.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    3. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Tammy to Maupay for free this week in order to do Traore to Salah for free next week?

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hold for one more game, then do both together

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This, and then go dcl instead (if can afford)

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Already have DCL

          1. Bushwhacker
            1 month, 7 days ago

            DCL - Maupay - x front line?? That’s brave.

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Maupay plays at home against Villa! It's very tempting!

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He isn't really the explosive type due to his accuracy issues, but it is a good game for him in isolation

          Problem is that Tammy is in a better team and also has a good game, so there's no reason to sell for this one

    3. D.Glynn
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sound like good moves to me.. if you look at it this way, Salah better option than Tammy and Maupay is also better option than Troare

  4. Fit_to_drop
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bottomed...Would like some input on this

    Have 2 FT's this week

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

    Contemplating:
    A) Gomez & Madds to TAA & Doucure
    B) Greenwood & Madds to Ings & Doucure
    C) Other move that I might be missing?

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

    Cheers all

  5. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What to do here? 2FTs 0.3ITB. Thinking of using 1FT this gw and 2FTs next week, downgrading Jimenez to get Robbo for Targett/Rico for the dgw.

    A) Guaita > McCarty/Ryan
    B) Targett > Holgate/Williams
    C) Jimenez > Ings (Will have to downgrade Martial or Maddison to get Robbo then)

    Guaita
    TAA, Soy, Lundstram
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Maddison
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

    Button, Dendo, Rico, Targett

  6. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    People who are currently chasing either in terms of overall rank, mini leagues, or trying to make ground on or in the Top 10k...

    Does Salah(TC) not feel like the prime opportunity to do so?

    His ownership and effective ownership amongst active players is very low. I see a lot of people considering Mane (who is also a great shout) for the captaincy/triple captaincy, but more so out of fear because of Mane's ownership/effective ownership.

    Milner's injury looks like it'll keep him out for a while longer yet, meaning Salah will be on penalties. His stats are good and he's coming nicely into form.

    A lot of people are looking at the defensive double-up because it keeps their squad balanced, but surely there's no better differential in the game at the moment than Salah.

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Salah TC is the only way

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not really looking like he will haul anytime soon though

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

        Nope, not at all.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        3 double figure scores in his last 6 games?

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      For me Robbo TA Salah (TC) is the best combo in terms of value and potential rank gain...

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My thinking also.

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

        Yeah its about gut, for me Mane or even Robbo outscores Salah in the double

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Potential sure but if Mane hauls then you're absolutely screwed.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          And vice versa of course

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Not as badly though, Mane's ownership will be insane.

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

      Maybe, up to you though. I dont see a major haul but who knows in a random 2 game period, gut is your brother

    5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm chasing a 90+ point lead and would TC Salah, but that's because I can. If getting him would rip up your team, just TC Mane with the defensive double-up

      I think the worst thing that can happen is to rip your team apart. Leicester, Spurs, Man U, Watford, Brighton and Everton are facing whipping boys in GW24, and these could affect ranks... Especially the first three teams

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I might actually do a cheeky -8 that week which I can't even type because it'll look horrible.

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          😀

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Will we get any better opportunity?

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

        Probably yes

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

      I'm doing it.

    8. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Are we ignorant of the fact that one of Pools games is away at Wolves?. Were they at home to Norwich & dare I say it, Villa, then it may be worth it, but I think lots of people just think dgw = 100 Pts!

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

        Yep this

        1. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Totally this. Both games will be close, big hauls unlikely in my opinion.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wolves haven't kept a clean sheet since GW11.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wolves are better against teams that play football and not sitting back.
          They were better than pool in Anfield

      3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        West Ham without Fab in a single game week is TC worthy

        Just 3 points from Wolves or a cheeky assist is a nice bonus since Liverpool is prioritizing the league and we're fairly certain Salah and Mane would still be nailed by then

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Good luck!

    9. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm doing it. Once Klopp decides the league is won, he may prioritize CL meaning rotation for Salah/Mane.

  7. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pope to who? (4.8 or less)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Henderson

      1. Kabayan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        4.9

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

      An article somewhere suggesting McCarthy might be a decent choice.

    3. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ryan

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ryan

    5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McCarthy until he has a blank GW, if ever

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

      Hendo soon

    7. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McCarthy

  8. Gazpilicueta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts appreciated, here is my current team,

    Foster, Button
    Trent, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Sidibe, Tomori
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Wijnaldum, Dendoncker
    Aguero, Vardy, Ayew

    I have 0.7 in the bank and 2 free transfers. any pressing issues? or any must haves, which i dont have?

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

      Dump Tomo for Stephens and carry other FT? Wijnaldum is an interesting one.

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I went for him in a busy christmas wildcard, wanted a third pool player and he was all i could afford. bad choice in retrospect, but im hoping to fix it before the dgw

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Make Maddison and Wijnaldum better.
      Or downgrade Tamori and upgrade Wijny.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd do something like this:

      Tomori to a cheapie (Watford/Saints def)
      Wijnaldum to Fleck/Cantwell
      Ayew to Ings

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I like this a lot, although it doesnt maximise dgw 24 much

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      With GW24 in mind you could roll with a 4 3 3 and do:

      Wijnaldum to fodder
      Tomori to a cheapie
      Soy to Robbo

  9. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ramsdale > Ryan for -4?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No, just wait a week. GK is never worth a hit (usually)

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Probably better off not having a keeper, Ramsdale might play you never know

  10. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Meanwhile, I'm still trying to figure out what to do with Rashford......I have Martial but will be holding in any case and my Liverpool duo are Salah and TAA:

    A) Rashford>Aguero(c) for -4 (delay Liverpool triple up choice for another week)
    B) Rashford>Firmino (allows for an extra FT in GW 25)
    C) Rashford>Ings (followed by Rico>Robertson for DGW24....slightly worried about Ings fixtures and possible rest GW 23-25)
    D) Rashford>Haller (also followed by Rico>Robertson for DGW24.....big gamble on Haller, who becomes Ings in GW26)
    E) Hold Rashford and save FT

    Help!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The main reason I have had green arrows recently is Rashford & Martial.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      E

  11. Good Times
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I feel like I've missed the Liverpool cleansheet train, with the Salah mane double up. Would you recommend the following moves on a minus 4 after the United game

    Salah, aurier, soy => son, Gomez, taa

    Team

    Pickford
    Taa Gomez lundstram
    Mane Kdb son grealish
    Vardy rashford ings
    Fodder bench

    Much appreciated

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not before the double Gw
      I have double up on Salah mane and hasn't work so far but be patient.

      I transferred aguero out last week due to fear of rotation.

      Its was bloody painful to check city's score

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think the clean sheets have just started. Fixtures after GW24 are glorious right up to GW32.

      Salah out for a hit ahead of GW24 is madness though.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Exactly, I think I will transfer him out and I'll double up in the defence....but for now fingers crossed for the pool duo

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aurier + Pickford => Gomez + McCarthy

      There. CS train joined, with funds to bump a fodder option into someone who can replace Lund

      Soy to Holgate can then happen in GW25... Or anybody else, really

  12. slove
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    When are we expecting Fabianski to be back?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pool game

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

      Not till after DGW

      1. slove
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who is the best replacement then ?

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

          Not Martin. McCarthy, Ryan, Foster...

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Henderson

  13. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    McCarthy vs Ryan - who wins?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      McCarthy, better team, better defence, cheaper

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

      One of them by 5 to 8 points, no issue really though Mcarrhy cheaper

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mc

  14. slove
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best replacement for Fabiasnki? Also who to replace Jiminez with after this week?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Foster or McCarthy.

      I am going for Foster and Stephens in ju defence

  15. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Awaiting for ings injury update.

    Just signed him.

    Couldn't resist

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

      Welcome, iron man these days

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        New pair of hammies

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Couldn't you have waited a bit longer? I just got him last GW

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I was postponing it.
        Bear in in mind I still have Pope but I'll go for Foster next week

    3. Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      what has apparently happened to him?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I signed him into my team

  16. PlumaPiedra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Charlie Taylor or take a -4 to get someone like Mendy in?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Try Kolasinac?

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

        I think I trust Burnley to keep a cleansheet more than Arsenal. Has Kolasinac been impressive at all, looking through the members area stats his name never showed up in the lists.

        Interestingly Taylor has made the most crosses of any player in the last 4 so not sure whether a -4 is worth taking him out

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Not sure about last 4, but you can check his heatmap vs Palace. From what I saw, he was pretty high on pitch plus they have shown improvement defensively in last few games. Fixtures are also ok.

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

            Nice one. I'll take a look! David Luiz' name did pop up for shots over the last 4 but quickly dismissed him.

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              He is taking some indirect free kicks but mostly shooting for stars 😀

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The replacement will have to score at least 6 to make a profit.
      How sure are you?

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

        That's my thoughts which is why I don't think it's really worth it.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Stick with him imo

    3. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I thought I am the only owner of CTaylor

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

        Had him for ages and just can't seem to get rid!

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have Targettmid that makes it less painful 😉

  17. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Jiminez + Deeney > Ings + Maupay

    B) Jiminez + martial > Ings + Richarlison

    C) just Jiminez > Ings and save 1ft

    1. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      D) Deeney + Martial > Ings + f.anderson

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

      C of those

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    4. whosBenj
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

    5. ONGO GABLOGIAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      i'm going to see how jimenez gets on this weekend before making my decision. Ings is certainly better value but I trust Raul more.

  18. Joey Barton and Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Soyuncu and Rico to Robertson and Williams for free. Seems like a good swap. (Willams will be mainly on the bench)

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Robbo to anyone

  19. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gtg all? 0ft 0.6itb

    Guiata
    Taa Lund soy
    Salah mane kdb moura
    Vardy(c) ings dcl

    Button rico kelly dendo

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dendock 2nd sub

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks, will make the change

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah good to go.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    3. AFC HUBZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Would probably put Dendo 1st sub. Rico playing in poor Bournemouth side away at Norwich, who Cantwell at home has been in good form 3 goals in last 5 home games and Norwich have only failed to score once at home GW12 v Watford. Just a thought.

  20. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Start Two of the following:

    A: Grealish (Brighton Away)

    B: Cantwell (Bournemouth Home)

    C: Rashford (Liverpool Away)

    1. whosBenj
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B & C

    2. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B and close... C

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1410 BC

    4. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      a and b

  21. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What's the best use of 3 ft over over the next 2 weeks?
    2ft, 0.3itb

    1) Rico Grealish Jimenez-> ROBBO Fleck Maupay(will be rotating Fleck and Maupay)
    2) Grealish Jimi -> FIRMINO Hayden, gw25: Firmino Alli -> SALAH Ayew
    3) Grealish Jimi Rico -> GOMEZ Martial Ayew (and have 5 power mids for gw 24)
    4) Rico Alli Grealish -> ROBBO Hayden Martial

    Ramsdale
    Taa- Soy- Lundstram
    Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
    Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

    Grealish Rico Kelly

    1. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do Rico and Alli to Cantwell and Robertson

  22. JY84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I read that Lovren and Matip have both returned to training.. Am i right to say that theres a risk that Gomez may not figure in both games of the double fixture week esp since Matip is usu VVD's partner in central defence when Pool has a fully fit squad??? Currently do not have e funds to afford e likes of TAA or Robertson and was thinking if that's really e case, wld rather splash it on including Alisson instead!

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

      I think Gomez is nailed on for the rest of the season

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I think he's a wonderful pick. Very overlooked

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      think Gomez is first choice now given their current run of clean sheets

  23. FPLord
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A. Traore, Alli, Rashford > Cantwell, Mane, Ings -4 (won't be able to afford next week)
    or
    B. Alli, Rashford > Cantwell, Aguero (GW23) and Rico > VVD (GW 24) no hit

    Rest of the team is standard

    1. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A looks better, Aguero has poor fixtures and is still not nailed. Mane and Ings are nearing essential at this point

    2. fkmzcgp
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  24. fkmzcgp
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Martial, Abraham and Evans —> Mane, Greenwood and Holgate (-4)

    B) Abraham and Evans —> Firmino and Williams

    C) Abraham and Evans —> Deeney and Robertson

    D) Abraham and Aurier —> Maupay and Robertson

  25. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on Soyuncu and Maddison to Gomez and Martial next gw for free?

    Or use ft this week? Thanks

    Henderson
    TAA, Digne, Soyuncu
    Salah, Kdb, Maddison, Grealish
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    Button, Cantwell, Lundstram, Rico 1ft 1.1 itb

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Love it, very explosive

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ir so Button to Martin/McCarthy this week and ignore Martial next week.

  26. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What should i do lads? 2Ft 5mil itb

    A) Martial to Sterling(C) and then Sterling to Mane for the DGW

    B) Vardy to Aguero(C) and then Aguero to Firmino for the DGW

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just get mane for martial now and roll a transfer imo

      1. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sorry mate, I meant to say 1FT

        1. Gazpilicueta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          you can get Mane for martial for 1 free transfer...

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I was considering bringing Martial I’m in gw24...

  27. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play one this gw:

    A) Martial (liv)
    B) Traore (sou)
    C) Lundstram (ars)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Traore

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Martial

  28. DS29
    1 month, 7 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. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same boat for me on the T > G move. Think I'm going to hold off and play Cantwell too

      I'd consider Kelly out rather than Rico (Ward coming back), but probably not a lot in it

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’d do the Rico move

  29. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Should I do;

    A)Traore out, Doucoure in
    B) Sort defence
    C) save

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    KDB Salah Maddison Mane
    Vardy DCL Ings

    Button Traore Rico Kelly

    0.4m itb
    1FT

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save if benching Doucoure

  30. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Planning to do Pope and Jimenez to McCarthy and Ings this week for free, will be getting Sarr for Martial to fund Söyüncü to Robertson in gw24

    Shall I do the Sarr move this week or bench Martial and play Cantwell?

    Sorry if it’s confusing