Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 25?

The Gameweek 25 captaincy debate may not be as straight-forward as it seems.

All the talk has been about Liverpool options on the back of their recent wins at Wolves and West Ham but some Manchester City assets could offer an alternative.

The Captain Sensible article is back once again to help you trust the right player with the armband.

Usually, most of this article is restricted to Fantasy Football Scout Members but in line with our Members Articles Unlocked series, this particular instalment is FREE to everyone.

Captain Poll

Fresh from defining the seasons of many a Fantasy manager midweek, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is the runaway leader of the Gameweek 25 captain poll.

The Egyptian notched 16 points across his Double Gameweek 24 fixtures, going close to scoring at Wolves before registering a goal and assist at West Ham.

The question now is whether he can replicate that form against a Southampton side that has made defensive improvements recently.

Thankfully, Salah four goals in his last four Premier League outings at Anfield so there’s every chance he can continue his recent resurgence.

However, Southampton’s defensive efforts on the road of late should not be forgotten, even if they have some injury concerns, which we’ll discuss later. In their last four away matches, only Liverpool (one) themselves have conceded fewer goals than the Saints (two) – while Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only side with more clean sheets in the same period (three to two), which pitted Southampton against Crystal Palace, Leicester, Chelsea and Aston Villa.

Nevertheless, Salah’s run of form, combined with Sadio Mané‘s (£12.3m) injury, has led to 57.6% of our voters backing him as the best captain for Gameweek 25.

A long way off in second place is Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) who has the support of just 8.6%.

However, there are still reasons to consider the Manchester City forward, who has scored six goals and registered an assist in his last three Premier League matches, averaging 12.3 points per game in that period.

Crucially, the most recent of those, the 1-0 win at Sheffield United, saw Aguero get rested after a poor display from colleague Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m). That may be the encouragement his owners need in terms of how likely the Argentinian is to start against Spurs.

Manchester City’s next opponents have kept just one league clean sheet at home since Jose Mourinho took over, so more goals for Aguero are hardly out of the question.

However, only 2.6% of our voters have considered the knock-on effect Aguero’s form may have on Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m).

Not only does the increased threat of the centre-forward boost the Belgian’s already incredible assist potential, but De Bruyne also has attacking returns in each of his last four away matches. During that period he has strung together two goals and four assists; an average of 10 points per game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.7m) looks set for a third-place finish in the Gameweek 25 captain poll ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Burnley.

The premium forward may have missed the last two Gameweeks through suspension but before that, he was showing some form.

Between Gameweeks 19 and 22, Aubameyang found the net three times, against Bournemouth, Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Burnley have kept just one clean sheet in their last four at Turf Moor.

Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s (£7.6m) remarkable consistency has been of great use to his 42.3% ownership in recent months.

You have to go back to Gameweek 16 for the last time he blanked and even then, it was a match he didn’t start. If we factor starts into the equation, the last time Alexander-Arnold did not register a clean sheet, assist or goal having featured from the beginning was the Gameweek 13 win at Crystal Palace – that was in November.

That consistency will almost certainly be why 4.7% of Fantasy Football Scout voters decided he was the best captain option for Gameweek 25.

Vardy cleared for EFL Cup semi-final action ahead of Gameweek 25

3.7% are still committed to Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) despite his recent troubles. The last time the Leicester man scored was in the Gameweek 18 defeat at Manchester City and he has managed just one assist and a missed penalty since then.

Chelsea come to the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunch-time still with only one clean sheet away from home this season.

James Maddison (£7.6m), Jack Grealish (£6.7m), Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) and Ayoze Pérez (£6.2m) are the only other options with more than 1% in the captain poll.

Player statistics – Last four matches

Last four matches

When we filter our data by each player’s last four matches, Jesus is still top of the pile for his 15 shots in the box – although it’s hard to truly consider him for the captaincy.

More pertinent is the fact that, of those likely to start in Gameweek 25, and therefore be in the captaincy frame, Aguero is the busiest in the penalty area.

His total of 13 shots in the box over his last four matches is the same as Firmino and one more than Salah (12).

Crucially, Aguero’s game-time during this period makes this figure even more impressive, as it works out at a shot in the box every 21.9 minutes. By comparison, Salah has managed one every 29.5 minutes over this period.

Firmino has also bested Salah in this regard in their last four matches, averaging a shot in the box every 27.2 minutes.

Level with the Egyptian for 12 shots in the box over the specified period are Raúl Jiménez (£7.6m) and Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m).

Also performing well in this department over their last four are Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m), Troy Deeney (£6.3m), Danny Ings (£7.0m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.1m), Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.7m) – who each have 11 shots in the box.

By contrast, Aubameyang is some way off the leaders. Over his last four matches, the Arsenal man has registered eight shots in the box, five fewer than Aguero and four below Salah’s total. Factoring in the sending off at Palace, it still works out at a shot in the box every 42.1 minutes for Aubameyang.

However, Vardy has fallen even further behind the main pack for penalty box activity in recent weeks. During the period in question, the Leicester centre-forward has shot just four times there, once every 78.3 minutes.

Alexander-Arnold, fourth in the captain poll, has shot in the box just once since Gameweek 22.

Last four matches

Filtering these attempts on goal by quality, Aguero holds his own once again. In the last four matches, no player has more big chances than the Argentinian, who has registered a total of seven, level with Jesus.

Meanwhile, Jiménez is also in a strong position with six of his penalty box efforts going down as big chances. Just behind him is the in-form Calvert-Lewin on five big chances.

An interesting new face in these parts is Oli McBurnie (£5.7m), who despite only shooting seven times in the penalty box over his last four, has five big chances to show for it. That means 71.4% of his efforts in the area during this period have been of high quality, Jiménez, Aguero and Jesus the only players to register more big chances than him.

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A number of those in-form options on 11 shots in the box are also in the top five for this category, Deeney, Ings, Wood and Abraham all on four big chances each during the specified period.

Interestingly, just three of Salah’s wealth of penalty box efforts has been of high quality in the last four matches. That’s probably a little lower than his backers were hoping as it’s four fewer than Aguero and half as many as Jiménez.

Meanwhile, Firmino, ahead of Salah for penalty box efforts, is also one ahead on big chances too, recording four since Gameweek 22.

Three is also the number of big chances recorded by Aubameyang over his four, again, a long way off Aguero, level with Salah but still one more than Vardy (two).

Last four matches

Another category, another top spot for Aguero. In his last four matches, nobody has matched the Argentinian’s levels of accuracy, with 10 shots on target.

You’ll notice that all four of those directly below him in this department are unlikely to be anywhere near you consideration for a Gameweek 25 captaincy. Jesus, Harry Kane (£10.8m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) are all tied on eight shots on target but one is a rotation risk and the other two are long-term injury absentees. Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m), on seven, is also a doubt for the weekend and faces Liverpool anyway.

Therefore, any rivals for Aguero’s domination of shots on target are at least four behind him.

Let’s start with those who ticked the boxes both for a high volume of shots in the box and big chances.

That draws our attention to Deeney, Jiménez, Firmino and Ings, who have all registered six shots on target in their last four.

Of particular note from a Liverpool perspective, is that Firmino’s figure here is higher than Salah’s. In fact, the Brazilian has beaten the Egyptian for shots in the box (13 to 12), big chances (four to three) as well, topping each goal threat category when compared against his colleague.

It is (perhaps only a little) off-putting that Salah has managed just four shots on target over his last four. That means 17 players have managed more over their last four Premier League outings.

Meanwhile, Ings’ relatively strong performance across of these departments may be enough to convince his owners to start him in Gameweek 25 – and avoid captaining Alexander-Arnold.

Neither one of Aubameyang and Vardy looks hugely regular in terms of accurate efforts of late. Each player has managed just three, seven fewer than Aguero and half that of Firmino, Jiménez, Ings and Deeney.

De Bruyne’s goal threat also continues to dwindle. Over his last four matches, the Belgian has managed not a single shot in the box and also has a zero in columns for big chances and shots on target.

Last four matches

However, De Bruyne retains a strong position when it comes to creativity. Over the last four matches, no player in the league has played more key passes than him. These, of course, arguably count for more than his rivals for the armband when we consider the hot-form of Aguero.

However, it is worth noting that a few individuals have outperformed De Bruyne for the quality of chances created recently.

The majority of our voters will be very happy to see that one of these assets is Salah, whose total of four big chances created is the joint-second-highest in the league over his last four matches.

Level with him is Mahrez whose apparent ability to match De Bruyne’s creativity and infinitely superior goal threat could make him an essential Fantasy option if he wasn’t so rotation prone.

Meanwhile, no Premier League has fashioned more big chances in their last four matches than Wolves’ in-form winger Adama Traoré (£5.8m), a testament to the hard work Nuno Espirito Santo has undertaken to improve his end-product.

When it comes to the expected data, it is no surprise to see Aguero top of the pile for expected goal involvement (xGI), by a fair distance too.

His minutes per xGI (64.7) is also considerably superior to Salah’s (105.4), although the Egyptian has the best score of any fit Liverpool option, Firmino behind him on 126.5.

As mentioned on this week’s Captain video on YouTube, it is Pérez who has been the likeliest to score for Leicester, as he sits in the top six for minutes per xGI over his last four matches.

Aubameyang is some way distant, just as he was for the raw data. His minutes per xGI over the last four matches is bettered by 51 players (who have played 170+ minutes in the specified time-frame). One of those is Vardy, a popular make-way for the Arsenal man, his score of 165.5 largely influenced by Gameweek 23’s missed penalty.

Alexander-Arnold is even further behind on a score of 350.5, which perhaps increases his reliance on a clean sheet for Gameweek 25 and, as already mentioned, the form of ex-Liverpool man Ings may dash hopes there.

Opposition statistics – Last four matches

Last four matches

Amid the ominous form of Aguero, Spurs come into Gameweek 25 in a reasonably perilous position.

Over their last four matches they have conceded 39 shots in the box, only Aston Villa (43) and Burnley (45) shipping more. Crucially, this period has pitted Spurs against Southampton, Liverpool, Watford and Norwich – many of these teams not even close to what Manchester City are capable of in the penalty box.

Despite Nick Pope‘s (£4.6m) recent efforts, Burnley are still handing out plenty of opportunities in the area. In fact, they have finally managed to displace Aston Villa from the bottom of the pile in this department – encouraging for Aubameyang backers.

By contrast, Liverpool’s upcoming opponents Southampton have been in fantastic shape, which may cause some slight concern for those hoping to trust Salah with the armband.

Over the last four matches, when the Saints have faced Spurs, Leicester, Wolves and Crystal Palace, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have conceded just 22 shots in the box, just 5.5 per game.

That total is the same as Manchester City shipped in that time while only Chelsea (20) have allowed fewer than that over their last four matches.

Considering that Southampton will be away from home against Liverpool, this data suggests that if they, as suspected, park the proverbial bus, it could limit Liverpool’s attack.

Last four matches

Southampton don’t fare quite so well when it comes to big chances conceded but are still in the Premier League’s top six over the last four matches.

During this period, they allowed seven big chances, better than Liverpool themselves (eight), further evidencing the theory that they will make the Reds work hard at Anfield.

Away matches have produced even better results for Southampton as only two sides in the whole division have conceded fewer than their five big chances in their last four on the road.

Meanwhile, Spurs have fared worse than the Saints in this department too. In their last four matches, they have conceded nine big chances, the same number as Burnley.

Crucially, only five teams (Sheffield United, Bournemouth, West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle) have conceded more than that during the specified time-frame – none of which are facing any serious options for the captaincy in Gameweek 25.

Last four matches

The expected data looks a little better for Spurs although they are still in the bottom half of the table.

West Ham (8.82) find themselves bottom of the league for expected goals conceded (xGC) over their last four matches although Liverpool played a big part in that on Wednesday night. Arguably, Brighton may not be able to match the Reds’ prowess on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Newcastle (8.51), Bournemouth (8.13), Aston Villa (8.03) and Burnley (7.97) complete the bottom five, the latter offering encouragement to Aubameyang owners yet again.

Spurs’ score of 6.58 is quite out of step with their actual goals conceded total of three for this period, suggesting they were fortunate not to be breached more often. Again, that sounds somewhat ominous ahead of facing Manchester City.

Southampton’s xGC for this period is relatively admirable in comparison. Their score of 4.60 is bettered only by Manchester United (4.28), Manchester City (3.32), Wolves (3.10) and Chelsea (3.10). However, despite some impressive numbers in this section, there are other factors to consider at Southampton, which we’ll cover in our conclusion.

What does the RMT tool say?

Conclusion

Aguero asking the question of non-owners as De Bruyne ticks over

While Salah is the people’s favourite and has decent form on his side, the Gameweek 25 captaincy debate is not quite as straight-forward as it seems.

Arguably, Aguero comes into this weekend in better statistical shape than the Egyptian (as far as goal threat is concerned) with superior figures for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target.

Furthermore, the defensive data of recent matches suggests that Spurs could actually be easier to penetrate than Southampton at Anfield, especially if they place every man likely behind the ball.

Therefore, if we were to be confident of a start, Aguero certainly looks like a formidable captain option for Gameweek 25, especially considering he has seven attacking returns in his last three outings.

Of course, the question with the Argentinian, as ever, is whether or not he will suffer from rotation.

He had some rest against Sheffield United in Gameweek 24 but played nearly every minute of Wednesday night’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg. So the concern of Pep Guardiola Roulette is likely to remain, although there are seven days between the trip to Spurs and a Gameweek 26 meeting with West Ham.

Meanwhile, it must be said that Salah may not have quite the same likelihood of scoring as Aguero, his creativity is considerably better, arguably at the highest level it has been at all season, according to the data mentioned above.

Therefore, on form alone, Salah is the more likely to soak up points from a variety of avenues compared to Aguero, although it would be nice to see a slight upturn on the Egyptian’s accuracy from the last four matches.

We can probably make the same comparison between the Egyptian and colleague Firmino. The Brazilian looks more likely to score, but not by a huge amount, while Salah looks significantly more likely to assist.

Also, while Aguero and Firmino have both been shooting more frequently in the penalty box than Salah, besting him for quality and accuracy too, the Egyptian is more richly rewarded for his goals given his classification as a midfielder.

One other factor to consider is that of Southampton’s problems at right-back. It looks to be a one-week only thing as Hasenhüttl revealed that new loan signing Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) will play no part in Gameweek 25.

With Cédric Soares‘ (£4.8m) knee problem keeping him out until February, that leaves the Saints with limited options at right-back.

Yan Valery (£4.6m) is back from illness but has not covered himself in glory this season while Kevin Danso (£4.2m), a left-footed centre-back, has been particularly poor when asked to play on the right of defence earlier in the campaign.

Midfielder James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) slotted in there during Cédric’s substitution in Double Gameweek 24 but, of course, Hasenhüttl may prefer to use his creativity in the middle of the park.

Either way, it looks as if Southampton will be short-staffed on the right of defence, suggesting that their aforementioned impressive statistics could be harder to replicate at Anfield than if they were injury-free.

That could ultimately be what swings the pendulum back towards Salah for the captaincy this Gameweek. If Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) is allowed more time and space then it could unlock more attacking returns for Liverpool’s offensive players.

However, as we are having to largely guess who will slot in at right-back for the Saints, the caveat is, of course, that we can’t analyse much data about their capabilities without Cédric.

Finally, the case for Aubameyang looks to be more about the fixture than the form of the player.

Burnley have been very obliging in recent performances so there could be opportunities for Arsenal, it’s just whether Aubameyang is poised to exploit them or not.

His last four matches data, which left a fair bit to be desired in comparison to others, can only go so far in assessing his form, considering he has just served a three-match ban.

In that time, Mikel Arteta has made further improvements, largely helped by the form of Gabriel Martinelli (£4.5m), so you could even argue that it is uncertain exactly where Aubameyang fits into the side at this point.

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1,251 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Play:

    A) Lundstram (cpa)
    B) Williams (WOL)

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A)

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lund

  2. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on these ???

    1. DCL Mane to Auba Grealish
    2. Soy Mane to Robo 9.7

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Appreciate it's not ideal ahead of GW28, but how about Aguero and Fleck?

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Have also KDB and Mahrez soo too much City

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1

  3. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Not the most exciting question, but who would you play out of these?

    A) Lund
    B) Sidibe
    C) Williams

    Thanks

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'm struggling between A and C - think Watford will score this weekend so would rule out B

  4. Kitman
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Why does the January transfer window always “slam” shut?

    It simply does not shut nor gently close

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They have to make it sound dramatic.

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Because its open at 11:59:59 and closes at 12 so it has one split second to close. Therefore....Kaboom!

  5. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Beginning of the end for Lundstram you’d think. Especially with the Berge signing

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think so :/

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Shipping him for Baldock next week

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      But safe to start this GW?

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just about. Beyond this GW, wouldn’t be so certain.

  6. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Holgate
    Salah (C) KDB Maddison Cantwell
    Aguero Vardy DCL

    Button Lundstram Kelly Dendoncker

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Oh yes - keep on getting them greens bro

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate. You’ve been killing it recently also!

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lund over Holgate or Cantwell

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Don’t fancy a 1 point cameo for Berge, Fleck of Besic who are all ahead of him in the pecking order

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          You confident Lund doesn't start?

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            80% sure

  7. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I'm leaving (c) on Mane, he owes me.

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah vice?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Or TAA.
        Why not, what can possibly go wrong ?

  8. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Soy, Mane > Robertson, Martial?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Martial? Absolutely not..

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Do not bring in Martial

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Coming from Rashford FC I'll take that advice

  9. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Folks, what option do you think is better in regards to Mane ? 1FT

    A) Mane to Son/Mahrez
    B) Kiko to Lascelles and bench Mane

    So pretty much is Lascelles likely to score similar points to Mahrez or son this week

  10. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Chances of these lot playing:
    A Cantwell
    B. Sarr
    C. Lundtsram

    Any worth a hit to replace with minimal itb?

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B 0% according to Pearson.

  11. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I reckon Bruno will cost 9.0-9.5. Thoughts?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’d say that would be pricing him out of the game. 8-8.5m is more realistic.

      Martial Pogba range.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think he will be 8.5 but FPL has a history of over-pricing January signings IMO

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      9.0 I think. Good stats, big team. I mean Pepe was 9.5 and he's better than him, but hope they realised how overpriced he was

  12. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mane -> Son?
    Or replace one of my lousy defenders/keeper with Southampton defence?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Kelly Holgate
    Mane Salah KdB Grealish Dendoncker
    Vardy DCL Ings

    1ft, 0.7 itb

  13. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    who to captain here guys?

    hendo
    TAA Lunds Dunk
    KDB Salah Grealish Doucou
    Ings Kun Bobby

    Button Rico Cathcart Cantwell

    1. tibollom
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      is my starting line up/bench order correct?

  14. Ed
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Gazzaniga was my only playing GK, so need to swap out.

    Who’s the best bet? McCarthy looks good with saints upcoming fixtures (bar this week)

    1. tibollom
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      hendo

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Dubravka

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Budget?

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      McCarthy looks decent with no blank in 28 so probably him

  15. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anything worth a transfer? 1ft 0.1itb

    McCarthy
    TAA Aurier Lundstram
    Salah Mane* KDB Moura Cantwell*
    Vardy Deeney

    Button Holgate Kelly Greenwood

    A) Mane, Kelly to Son, VVD -4
    B) Mane, Vardy to Son, Aguero -4
    C) Mane to Son
    D) Mane, Greenwood to Aguero, 4.7mid
    E) Save play a defender

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      D looks nice although obviously no garuntees of Kun starting

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers.

  16. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    play lascelles or O'connel..?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Lascelles for me

  17. Muscout
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Do we think Bruno will be a good fantasy pick? Or is he likely to improve having the likes of Martial?
    Also what sort of price change would he be?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wait and see for me, looks quite slight so may initially struggle with physicality of the Premier League. Good scoring record but not sure how he will impact Martial from a creative perspective. Expect him to be priced around the same as Pogba (8.5) or possibly 8.0.

  18. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Morning,

    Bottomed on last article sorry. Need 2 from these to play.

    A. Ings
    B. Dunk
    C. Lund
    D. Rico

    Thank you

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ings & Lund/Rico

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks

  19. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Start 1 out of these:

    A) Ings (liv) (Double Pool def)
    B) Traore (mun) (Have Jimenez)
    C) O'Connell (cry) (Have Hendo & Stevens)

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Easy B

  20. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Trying to make a plan for if we get early team news that Vardy isn't playing tomorrow, how does the following sound for a -4?

    Out: Vardy, Soyuncu, Dendoncker
    In: Auba, Lascelles, Hayden

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Pretty good - you confident we will know before deadline if Vardy starts?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Hoping we do, although FPL Subscribe isn't there anymore 🙁

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Proper move

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Id do it if he wasnt starting. Im considering him out even if he is starting tbh

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he start?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Rodgers said he could 'potentially' start, not convincing

  21. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Yes that is Callum Wilson in my WC squad. . . . . set up for the troll!

  22. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hey guys.
    KDB Mane Maddison D Silva Cantwell

    Worth holding onto D.Silva? Any good replacements?

  23. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Morning all. Thoughts on what to do here?

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Soy, Lund, Kelly, Simpson
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Dendoncker
    Vardy, Jimenez, Maupay

    1FT, 0.1ITB

    My defence is obviously starting to look an issue particularly if Lund and/ or Kelly lose their place. I think I prefer double Liverpool defence to midfield longer term. My thoughts are:

    GW25: Mane -> ??? (Son??)
    GW26: Soy/ Simpson -> VVd
    GW27: Kelly/ Simpson -> Lascelles.

    Thoughts? Who is the best midfield option to replace Mane with? Ideally they would be less than 8.5m as they would give me the option of upgrading Maupay to Ings In a few weeks

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      As you said your defence is the issue. Lund has already lost his place it looks. Kelly is not sure starter and Soy has bad fixtures and form.
      Mane to Son
      Or Mane to Traore and your 3rd striker to Auba is something I am wondering myself.

  24. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Used all the stats and comparison tool, still split. Please help me out.
    A) Robbo | Traore | Auba
    B) VVD | Son | Jimenez

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’m probably going to end up with B

      Hard choice

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A, although I would want Jime!

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

  25. Sulk
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Seems to be a few on here getting rid of DCL. What am I missing? Or is it just people have cash to upgrade when the take mane out?

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Supposed tough fixtures I guess

  26. antis0cial
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    On WC
    A) VVD Stephens Traore Auba
    B) Robbo Stevens Traore Vardy
    C) Robbo Stevens Hayden Auba

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

    Hi All

    Struggling here, help much appreciated:

    Hendo (Stek)
    TAA, Lund, Rico, (Soy, Kelly)
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Traore, (Mane)
    Vardy, Maupay, Ings

    2FT, 0 ITB, Got a lot of BGW31 players

    A) mane and Vardy to Kun/Auba and Perez ( or similar)

    B) Mane and Kelly to Robbo and Perez (or similar)

    C) something else

    Thanks

  28. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Ryan
    Lundstram TAA Holgate Kelly
    Salah Martial KDB
    Vardy Maupay Ings
    Button Soyuncu Dendo Mane*
    0.7m 1ft

    Not looking good obviously.
    A. Soy/Kel to Lascelles.
    B. Mane+Maupay to Traore+Kun/Auba (-4)
    C. Mane+Soy to Traore+Vvd (-4) - upgrade maupay next week.
    D. Something else?

    1. Ëð
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Quite like the look of B

  29. Ëð
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Good to save the FT? £0.1m ITB

    Ramsdale, Button
    TAA, Soy, Lund, Holgate, Kelly
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Maddison, Cantwell
    Vardy, Firmino, Ings

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes i think so - Kelly / Lund are starting to worry me though

  30. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Taylor (Burnley)
    B) Williams

    Will rotate with O'Connell and Lascelles, if that makes any difference. Edging towards Williams.

    Cheers

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Taylor is probably the safer pick. If you can manage with the rotation Williams is probably better when starting.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers.my thoughts too