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Are matches against the ‘big six’ to be feared in FPL?

Everton sit near the bottom of our Season Ticker over the next seven Gameweeks, with the Toffees taking on all but one of the traditional ‘big six’ and Leicester City over the next two months.

Last week we wrote about how owners of Richarlison (£8.1m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.1m) may be at a ‘form versus fixtures’ crossroads as we approach Gameweek 27, given the attacking returns those two players have been racking up since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival.

The blobs of red, either on our Season Ticker or on Fantasy Premier League’s own Fixture Difficulty Rating scale, are off-putting to the eye but are Everton’s fixtures really that bad and are the ‘big six’ really to be feared?

We delve into our Members’ Area data to pose those questions in the article below.

We will also include Leicester in this study, given the difficulty rating applied to the Foxes on both FPL and our own site.

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523 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fpork
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Sarr->Traore a good move? 2 FT 2.2 ITB

    McCarthy (Button)
    Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Doherty (Rico) (Söyüncü)
    Maddison, Cantwell, De Bruyne, Salah (Sarr)
    Ings, Vardy, Calvert-Lewin

    1. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Traore is still a great value pick for me, so a thumbs up. I can see him coming in at 7-8m next year if he is still at wovles.

  2. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Mccarthy, Button
    TAA, VVD, Stephens, Lascelles, C.Taylor
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Traore, (Hayden)
    Aguero, Aubameyang, Jiminez

    2FT with nothing in the bank - I can't really see any moves to make, but it just feels wrong to burn a transfer - any suggestions?

    1. fpork
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I would consider Aguero->Ings. Aguero with Leicester away and tight schedule, then blank in GW28.

      1. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'd rather keep Aguerooo against Lei than have Ings, but I may shift him to a form striker who plays in GW28 to field XI and potentially upgrade Hayden to someone worth playing next gw. Moving the transfer forward a week to now is an option though, but with aguero's stats it's hard to make the early move.

    2. Emal
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You have Best team now....i think you can buildup beach player. Keeping in mind that you have 3 player who has blank GW 28...

  3. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hey guys, would like your feedback.. I only have Hendo as a playing GK (button my no 2) and anticipating the blank..
    got 2 FTs and 0.4 ITB... Who to get rid of in order to upgrade Button to McCarthy?

    Hendo Button
    TAA Rico Lunds Dunk Cathcart
    Salah KDB Grealish Cantwell Doucou
    Ings kun bobby

    1. tibollom
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      or should I just do 1 FT this GW and think do my GK transfers next week?

    2. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Lundstram has to walk now he is no longer a starter, but that is just my opinion, many others on here see it differently.

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        yea ive been holding off selling him as have had him since gw2 or something but might have to pull the trigger.. only worry is who to replace him with at 4.4M...

        1. Warbling Wendy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I brought Lascelles and Stephens in on my wildcard at that price point.

          1. tibollom
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            thanks mate.. will prob go Lascelles.. should I do both transfers now or after the next GW?

            1. Warbling Wendy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              If you're not going to play Mccarthy this week you might as well wait until next game week as he could get injured this week.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Imagine the scenes if there is only one football match again this weekend 😮

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Noooooo please nooooi

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        All triple City owners would have last laugh.

    • ninja
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2 fts and 1.6m itb. What do do with this lot ?

      Ramsgate Pope
      TAA Soyuncu Rico Aurier Lundstram
      Salah KDB Grealish Traore Hayden
      Vardy Firminho DCL..

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        aurier and lunds are at risk i guess

        1. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          well aurier is just rubbish but lunds is not playing much, im in the same dilemma

          1. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Aurier plays right wing. Keep him

            1. tibollom
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              yea he is still rubbish, red card waiting to happen

    • Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who to lose for gw28? and who should be the replacement?

      A- Lundstram (Have TAA, VVD, Soy and Fernandez)
      B- Grealish (Have Salah, KDB, Maddison and Cantwell)

      0.2itb

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Both

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          A first

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            and who to replace him by? a 4.7m max defender

      2. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A. Laxelles

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Or Stephens since you got Fernandez

          1. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers mate

    • StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Forecast improved this morning for The weekend according to the met office weather map

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Not been on here for a while. Still talks about games getting called off?

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yes but this morning on met office looks better. Less windy and rain - in fact - seems worse for Sunday now. Ciara definitely worse it seems

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Ty. Ah, really hope Spurs doesn't get called off. Son was one of my punts on WC.

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          BBC forecast is not good man. Use the met office

      2. Regin
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        that's good news

    • BNMC
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Very tempted to keep Sidibe for the Arsenal game. He isn't really OOP anymore but there is still a chance he plays there, and Arsenal's LB options are a joke.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 12 days ago

          GW28 going to be a pain for City, Villa, SHU and Arsenal asset owners.

          I am sitting with Henderson, KDB and Auba.

          Keeping Henderson as I have McCarthy but strongly considering both KDB and Auba out. Might also do McCarthy to Pope. Henderson blanking GW31 vs UTD as well.

          Let's face it, the fixture pile up for City is an unknown when it comes to minutes on the pitch for City asset owners.

          I can field a pretty decent front 3 if I ship Abua out and will allow me to get in Mane.

          Only thing is hits...

          Getting out a decent 11 in GW28 could very well be golden for ones rank.

          Also keeping my BB and FH for DGW's 🙂

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Got 4 players from those teams. Martinelli, Guilbert, Mahrez and KdB.

        • abaalan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Not sure if I'm allowed to do this but if anyone is interested in footballindex (great platform to trade footballers/invest money in - have made over 50% roi in a year which beats a cash account!!) then I have a £30 free cash offer. Can send the link if any interest.

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Seems like a ponzi scheme

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          what's all this talk about norwich vs LIV possible postponement? I had no City & triple LIv with Salah (c) Taa & Robbo.
          Now City fixture will go thru but possibly not Liverpool's?

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I wouldn’t come on here if you believe everything.
            You know the weather forecast. People are guessing at this point.

            No point in worrying anyway, the game week has started. Nothing we can do. We get what we are given.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              True - it's all a guess at the moment.

            2. Stram Dunk
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Guess I'll survive the storm with my vice captain DCL 🙂

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Well done - excellent choice! I thought about Ings but never considered DCL for (vc). I'm just grateful for having his points in this crazy week.

                2. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Sit back and enjoy then. Nice pick.

            3. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yep - similar to me, except that I have TAA(vc) but KDB.
              See my reply to STAYOUTHESPICEZONE above. Depends on whether the Premier League want to take the chance of allowing the away fans to travel a long way only for the ref to call it off. The heavy rain might be a complication for the Sunday matches too.

          2. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Anything worth a hit here?

            Henderson
            TAA,VVD,Lascelles
            Salah, KDB,Son,Grealish
            Jimenez,Ings,DCL

            McCarthy,Digne,Mooy,Greenwood 2.9m itb

            1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Maybe swop another defender for a striker?

          3. NielsvanDelft
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Happy Valentine's Day my loves. What would you like to get from your Valentine? Here's my wish: 2 goals and an assist from my love, Jiménez.

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Ditto. Would be typical that Jimmy blanks and Vardy scores a brace though.

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                A brace from the pair pls. Throw in another brace from Ings, happy days.

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              5 goals from Vardy, Jimmy & Adama. That will do

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Brace for Vardy.

            3. Jet5605
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Roses are red
              Violets are blue
              Jimi to haul big
              And Vardy to score two

          4. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            There's a debate on upvote/downvote thing back on first page. Must have been mental.

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Had a brief read through it. Utter nonsense for the most part. Non issue.

              1. JustPark
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                It's the long gameweek taking its toll, driving people mad.

          5. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Where to use my FT?

            McCarthy
            Taa vvd lascelles
            Kdb salah fleck grealish
            Ings kun vardy

            Foster doucoure dunk Williams

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Keep

          6. what's my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            better combo:
            a. Ings + Fernandez
            b. Jim + Lasceles

            thx

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Tough, not much in the Newcastle defender bit but I own both attackers and have no plans to part with either. Ings has great fixtures and slightly cheaper I guess.

              Also I brought in Lascelles a few weeks ago instead of Fern when could afford both just to save a bit of dosh. Seems Fern is good for bps though so maybe him.

              1. what's my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                thx mate

          7. Jet5605
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Morning all,

            Should I take a hit to improve my defence (Holgate or Lundy > Boly or Stephens) or roll with this in GW27 and hope Lundy does something or Williams starts for Utd?

            Guaita
            TAA / Webster / Lund
            Salah / Grealish / Mane / Traore
            Vardy / Jimi / Ings

            Button / Williams / Cantwell / Holgate    

          8. Jet5605
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Predictions for Wolves v Leicester?

            Have a feeling there will be a few goals in this one.

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              1-1

            2. Your Doing It Wrong
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              1-3 Leicester return to form