Fixtures

Which Gameweeks could be affected by the Champions League and Europa League

The UEFA Champions League and Europa League recommence this week following a two-month break.

As we have learned the hard way in the past, that could have a knock-on effect for Fantasy managers regarding squad rotation in the top flight.

Seven Premier League sides are still involved in European competition, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, in particular, facing a busy time of it.

While Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur only face a two-legged, last-16 Champions League tie between now and the international break, the trio of clubs still involved in the Europa League will face four Thursday night games over the same period.

Six of these seven teams (Wolves being the exception) are still involved in the FA Cup, too, while City have a League Cup final to come in less than a fortnight’s time.

Should United progress to the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Europa League, for instance, they will likely be in action twice a week, every week, from now until the end of 2019/20 (barring the international break).

With that in mind, we thought it was worth a look at the fixture schedule for Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolves over the next month.

The picture obviously gets more clouded from Gameweek 31 onwards, with blanks and doubles still to be determined, so we’ll stop in earnest at that point and revisit the article during the international break when we’ll hopefully know a little bit more about postponements and rearranged matches.

MANCHESTER CITY

Wednesday 19 February: Gameweek 26 – West Ham United (h)
Saturday 22 February: Gameweek 27 – Leicester City (a)
Wednesday 26 February: Champions League last 16 – Real Madrid (a)
Sunday 1 March: EFL Cup finalAston Villa (n)
Wednesday 4 March: FA Cup fifth round – Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sunday 8 March: Gameweek 29 – Manchester United (a)
Saturday 14 March: Gameweek 30 – Burnley (h)
Tuesday 17 March: Champions League last 16 – Real Madrid (h)
Saturday 21 March: Gameweek 31 – Chelsea (a)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


City could well be in action twice a week until the international break if the Premier League opts to crowbar in an extra fixture for Pep Guardiola’s side in Gameweek 29. That is still a hypothetical scenario at this stage, however, and would depend on results in Europe and in the FA Cup.

With the league title gone and a place in the top four (which, of course, may not necessarily translate into Champions League qualification for next season) looking fairly assured, the Gameweek 30 clash with Burnley could see some key players rested, as the second leg of City’s tie against Real Madrid follows just 75 hours after that game.

This week’s league matches against West Ham and Leicester may also see a degree of rotation (what’s new there, many of you will ask) but Guardiola’s previous comments about City’s players needing “rhythm” before next Wednesday’s trip to the Bernabeu are at least heartening.

LIVERPOOL

Tuesday 18 February: Champions League last 16 – Atletico Madrid (a)
Monday 24 February: Gameweek 27 – West Ham United (h)
Saturday 29 February: Gameweek 28 – Watford (a)
Tuesday 3 March: FA Cup fifth round – Chelsea (a)
Saturday 7 March: Gameweek 29 – Bournemouth (h)
Wednesday 11 March: Champions League last 16 – Atletico Madrid (h)
Monday 16 March: Gameweek 30 – Everton (a)
Saturday 21 March: Gameweek 31 – Crystal Palace (h)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


As if they need any assistance on their procession to the Premier League title, Liverpool’s schedule is arguably the most favourable out of the seven clubs in European action.

The Reds have six days to recover from their exertions in Madrid before they take on West Ham in the top flight in Gameweek 27, which ought to diminish any risk of fatigue-led rotation.

Similarly, the second leg of their Champions League tie with Atletico falls four days after the visit of Bournemouth and a generous five days before they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Klopp kept rotation in the league to an absolute minimum around the Champions League group stage and, although his side has since built up a huge lead domestically, the carrots of an unbeaten 2019/20 and a triple-figure points tally will hopefully see our key Liverpool assets avoid more than the odd breather between now and May.

Given his previous for naming youthful sides in the third and fourth round of the FA Cup, it’ll be interesting to see how Klopp approaches the fifth round tie against Chelsea in terms of team selection, with that game falling in between Gameweeks 28 and 29.

CHELSEA

Monday 17 February: Gameweek 26 – Manchester United (h)
Saturday 22 February: Gameweek 27 – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Tuesday 25 February: Champions League last 16 – Bayern Munich (h)
Saturday 29 February: Gameweek 28 – Bournemouth (a)
Tuesday 3 March: FA Cup fifth round – Liverpool (h)
Sunday 8 March: Gameweek 29 – Everton (h)
Saturday 14 March: Gameweek 30 – Aston Villa (a)
Wednesday 18 March: Champions League last 16 – Bayern Munich (a)
Saturday 21 March: Gameweek 31 – Manchester City (h)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


Given the importance of the Gameweek 27 clash with Spurs to the race for a top four place, it’s difficult to see Frank Lampard approaching that match with minute management in mind even though a Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern follows just three days later.

Lampard’s “favourites” – Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m), Willian (£7.1m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.7m), for example – generally started every league and Champions League game when the group stages were on anyway, so the Chelsea boss doesn’t seem to have any qualms about his first-team regulars racking up game-time in busy periods.

A Double Gameweek 29 has been mooted in some quarters but that would hinge on both Chelsea and Manchester City’s progression to the FA Cup quarter-finals and a swift rearrangement of their Gameweek 31 clash, not to mention other factors like Arsenal’s elimination from the Europa League (the Gunners also have an outstanding fixture against City to be rearranged).

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Wednesday 19 February: Champions League last 16 – RB Leipzig (h)
Saturday 22 February: Gameweek 27 – Chelsea (a)
Sunday 1 March: Gameweek 28 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
Wednesday 4 March: FA Cup fifth round – Norwich City (h)
Saturday 7 March: Gameweek 29 – Burnley (a)
Tuesday 10 March: Champions League last 16 – RB Leipzig (a)
Sunday 15 March: Gameweek 30 – Manchester United (h)
Friday 20 March: Gameweek 31 – West Ham United (h)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


Jose Mourinho took charge of two Spurs games in the Champions League after his appointment in November, with the likes of Son Heung-min (£10.0m), Dele Alli (£8.4m) and Harry Kane (£10.8m) starting all four league matches around those ties – although the mid-December defeat in Munich was something of a dead rubber.

The Gameweek 29 clash against Burnley falls just three days before the Lilywhites travel to Germany for their clash with RB Leipzig but, given how tight the race for fourth (maybe even fifth) is at present, it’s surely more likely that Mourinho will opt to shuffle his side (or manage minutes) in the FA Cup fifth round ahead of that trip to Turf Moor.

ARSENAL

Thursday 20 February: Europa League last 32 – Olympiakos (a)
Sunday 23 February: Gameweek 27 – Everton (h)
Thursday 27 February: Europa League last 32 – Olympiakos (h)
Monday 2 March: FA Cup fifth round – Portsmouth (a)
Saturday 7 March: Gameweek 29 – West Ham United (h)
Thursday 12 March: Europa League last 16, first leg
Saturday 14/Sunday 15 March: Gameweek 30 – Brighton and Hove Albion (a)
Thursday 19 March: Europa League last 16, second leg
Sunday 22 March: Gameweek 31 – Southampton (a)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


With Mikel Arteta not taking charge of Arsenal until Boxing Day, we are in the dark as to how seriously he will be taking the UEFA Europa League regarding team selection and its impact on the Premier League front.

The Gunners will, of course, have a Blank Gameweek 28, given Manchester City’s involvement in the EFL Cup final on that same weekend.

Should the north London side be eliminated from European competition at the round-of-32 stage, that would open up the possibility of their postponed match against Pep Guardiola’s troops being moved to a Double Gameweek 29 – although it’s all conjecture at this point and nothing has been, or likely will be, confirmed for some time yet.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Monday 17 February: Gameweek 26 – Chelsea (a)
Thursday 20 February: Europa League last 32 – Bruges (a)
Sunday 23 February: Gameweek 27 – Watford (h)
Thursday 27 February: Europa League last 32 – Bruges (h)
Sunday 1 March: Gameweek 28 – Everton (a)
Thursday 5 March: FA Cup fifth round – Derby County (a)
Sunday 8 March: Gameweek 29 – Manchester City (h)
Thursday 12 March: Europa League last 16, first leg
Sunday 15 March: Gameweek 30 – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Thursday 19 March: Europa League last 16, second leg
Saturday 21/Sunday 22 March: Gameweek 31 – Sheffield United (h)*

*possible blank due to clash with FA Cup quarter-finals


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority in the first half of the campaign was very much the Premier League, with second-string players frequently used on the continent.

Marcus Rashford (£8.9m), for example, started only two of United’s six Europe League group games but every Premier League fixture around those matches.

The teamsheet in Belgium on Thursday will perhaps provide us with some clues as to whether that remains the case, and there could be a point later in the season (much like Arsenal) where qualification for next season’s Champions League is more realistic by winning this year’s Europa League than it is by finishing fourth.

As we mentioned in the introduction, United’s schedule has the potential to be the busiest of all seven clubs featured in this piece, should they go deep into the Europa League and FA Cup.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Thursday 20 February: Europa League last 32 – Espanyol (h)
Sunday 23 February: Gameweek 27 – Norwich City (h)
Thursday 27 February: Europa League last 32 – Espanyol (a)
Sunday 1 March: Gameweek 28 – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Saturday 7 March: Gameweek 29 – Brighton and Hove Albion (h)
Thursday 12 March: Europa League last 16, first leg
Sunday 15 March: Gameweek 30 – West Ham United (a)
Thursday 19 March: Europa League last 16, second leg
Saturday 21/Sunday 22 March: Gameweek 31 – Bournemouth (h)


Nuno Espirito Santo rang the changes in the first quarter of the campaign as Wolves juggled the Premier League and Europa League but, from Gameweeks 10-19, the West Midlands club’s starting XI was the most settled in the division despite their involvement on the continent, with only one change (an enforced one, at that) being made over that period.

The hope from an owners’ perspective is that Santo adopts that latter approach when the knockout stage recommences this Thursday, and an early elimination from the FA Cup (thus giving Wolves a breather in between Gameweeks 28 and 29) is certainly advantageous from that perspective.

Happily for those of us who own Raul Jimenez (£7.7m), the Mexican striker started every single league match either side of a Europa League group stage game.


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635 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My team is set up nicely for the upcoming gameweeks, but i’m in a situation where i’m not sure how to use 1 of my 2FT’s of course i should be looking to BGW28. But where can i use 1, so it doesnt go to waste?

    Henderson Mccarthy
    TAA VVD Stevens Lascelles Bertrand
    Salah KDB Traore Grealish Fleck
    Auba Ings Jiminez

    0 ITB

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have a similar squad and similar position. I've considered either SHU defender to Boly or use 2FT to get Son in.

  2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any news whether Abraham may be fit to start tonight?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        We play him even when he's not 100% fit, so I'd assume he's fine.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Appreciate some thoughts on the below.

      McCarthy
      TAA / VVD / Stevens
      Salah / KDB / Son / Martial / Traore
      Ings / DCL

      Button // Deeney / Pereira / Rico

      Team is basically set for next week, although one move I'd drafted was:

      Deeney/Martial > Jimenez/Barnes (-4)

      Is this a move you would make, nah? Essentially it's a hit for Jimenez (NOR) VS. as I'd potentially bench Barnes (MCI) over the likes of Son (CHE) and DCL (ARS).

      1. Your Man With The Hair
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not worth a hit for me

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

        I like that move.
        The -4 is needed to get the funds to get Jimenez. The Martial replacement has good fixtures after City.

        Just watch how Martial does tonight. You may want to keep for Watford.

    • BNMC
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bottomed; I'm unsure of whether to buy Traore or Boly.

        Traore would be at the expense of Alli, giving me a lot of extra money in the bank to make changes elsewhere.
        Boly is a more straightforward swap (from Sidibe) but given that I'm also planning to bring in a Newcastle defender, I'd probably have benching headaches every week.

        Leaning towards Traore tbh, but Boly could be good value with the clean sheets and bonus points.

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Currently have 4 players who have a BGW 28, plus Doncker & a Fodder!

        (1 FT) Ryan Button (0.1 ITB)
        Robertson Egan* Lascelles
        Mane Salah KdB* Grealish*
        Ings Aubameyang* DC-L
        Holgate Doncker Fodder

        Save FT & transfer out KdB, Grealish, Auba for Maddison, Son & Vardy, for a hit?

      • Neo-Viper
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ****Repost****
        ***No Replies***

        who is Vardy's replacement to all who are planning to sell?

        already have Ings Jimmy and 3 Pool slots full by Roboo TAA and Salah

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I had DCL already so that makes it fairly easy to keep. But Vardy I guess. He has the fixtures.

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            So you think I should stick?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              There's no one else unless you go for DCL as well. I have it so I recommend it but if you don't need the money (I needed it to upgrade Martial) then you're fine.

              1. Neo-Viper
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                dont need the money. have plenty in my bank at the moment. might upgrade my mid rather?

                Salah Grealish Traore KDB Dendo

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

          It’s tough selling now if you still hold him.
          I sold him 3 weeks ago for DCL and I’m not going back.

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            yes. i had presumed.

            so should I stick now?

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

              If I still had Vardy in my team now, yes I’d keep. Give him Norwich,Villa,Watford.

              1. Neo-Viper
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                aye man!

        3. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I got in Auba for Vardy but may switch back to Vardy. Can see him back with a vengance.

            1. Neo-Viper
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Would be absolute bonkers here if he did that

          • FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I’d stick. Only other worth considering if you’re keen to get rid is probably Abraham

            1. Neo-Viper
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Tammy needs to come good or show the form like he had at the start only then would consider him in

          • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Keeping Vardy but might switch to Abraham if he looks to find form

            1. Neo-Viper
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              exactly.

        4. The Mighty Whites
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2FT, 0.0 ITB-

          Guaita, Button

          TAA, Stevens, Fernandez, Webster, Rico

          Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Nakamba

          Vardy, Jimenez, Ings.

        5. Fit_to_drop
            1 month, 12 days ago

            What was up with Tanganga getting no game time? Vertonghen was then brought on when they needed to shore up the game.

            Im looking for a cheap defender but preferably one that plays.

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              The cheapest most nailed defender is Lascelles.

            2. Jullepuu
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Get Lascelles or Charlie Taylor

            3. sentz05
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Should I sell KDB? It seems like the obvious choice considering GW28 but I've got 1.3million value in him!

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Selling KDB is never the most obvious choice

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  No. I'm keeping him.

                • FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  No way

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Wait and see what happens on Wednesday. The news of the Europe ban could be toying with all their players thoughts now and with 3 fixtures in 8 days for City, rotation from Pep could be rife.

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  The Pepe punt is looking really enticing. Fixtures from GW 29-32 are so good. Complete differential and I have a slot. It could either go to Son, Mahrez or someone like that but damn if it isn't tempting since I'm chasing....

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      It was Newcastle but yes, we saw another side of Pepe. He bossed the entire second half.

                    • The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      He does doesn’t he.
                      Was looking at a way last night at potentially doing Grealish > Pepe in 29 although KDB > Pepe could be an option to.

                    • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Am I getting a déjà vu?

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I know I know... I got 10 points from him in 2 games so it wasn't a complete disaster but it was quite clear from those 2 games he wasn't ready yet. This performance is quite a bit different. If he delivers next week as well, I'll probably seriously consider doing it.

                        1. Dthinger
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          I'm not sold. He was running at a pretty weak defender who looked tired for most of the second half.

                  2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Henderson
                    TAA - VVD - Stevens
                    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Traore
                    Aguero - Jimenez - Ings

                    (McCarthy - O'Connell - Mooy - Stephens)
                    2 FT & 0.0m

                    A) VVD & KDB ➡️ Boly & Mane
                    B) O'Connell ➡️ Saiss
                    C) Anything else? Happy to take a risk

                    Want to get Son/Barnes/Vardy also but don't like their fixtures this week and I'm not sure which City players I want to sell.

                    Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

                    1. FourLokoLeipzig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      My plan had been to bring Mane in this week, but I’m increasingly feeling that the defensive double up makes more sense. I’m a Liverpool fan and a string of 1-0s feels a lot more likely than us thrashing anyone right now. Probably getting Robertson instead...

                  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Auba+Fleck to Ings+Pepe?

                    1. Green Arrow
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Pepe is a trap. Son is so much better

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        If he does well v Everton I think I'm going to take a chance on him

                        GW26 Mahrez
                        GW27 Mahrez
                        GW28 Mahrez > Rich
                        GW29 Rich > Pepe

                  4. Howiedo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Mane or Salah?

                    I'm currently holding two LFC defenders and I'm quite happy with that going forwards. I'm sitting on Salah but when watching games I think Mane looks like a world-class footballer. It's terrifying not to hold him! Salah is good, but I don't rate him as highly as Mane.

                    Then I went in to check the numbers and, to my surprise, Salah is slightly better than Mane at basically everything. Is my eye-test just off?!

                    Who do you prefer over the next 5-6 GW?

                    1. Free Hat
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Whoever you pick,
                      the other one will do better.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        This man knows

                    2. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I prefer Mané, and had him before I doubled up. Think I'm sticking with Salah and will go for double def. Mane will do well but I hope there is more value in def

                    3. FourLokoLeipzig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Just stick

                    4. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Salah is the highest scoring player in the game. If you have Salah then shifting him to Mane is completely sideways.

                        1. Howiedo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          You're probably spot on. Guess my fear from watching Mane is playing with my mind...

                    5. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Ryan button
                      TAA soy lund rico targett
                      Kdb salah traore grealish mooy
                      Vardy ings Aguero

                      2fts
                      A) wc (lose vardy)
                      B) Aguero and lundstram to jimenez and robbo
                      C) lundstram to gomez

                    6. Free Hat
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Just seen the AVL TOT highlights...

                      That was a tough watch as an Alli owner.

                      1. Esalman
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        NOR-LIV was equally bad as a Salah/Firmino owner. 22 points with 4 players left to play lol

                      2. ritzyd
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Because he was awful or because he should have returned? (Fellow alli owner but was on a plane so didn't see the game)

                        1. Free Hat
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          He was awful at converting all the chances he had.
                          5 or 6 very very good chances to score(3 times one vs one).
                          Unbelievable he didnt get a goal or 2 that game.

                          1. ritzyd
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Thanks, seems to have been that way with him since mourinho arrived but still worth keeping i think.

                            1. Free Hat
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              He is making it hard though. But yeah, if he keeps getting in those positions, a haul is on the way. Only alternative is Son, but too pricey for now.

                              1. sovietrockettes
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                what if you could afford an upgrade to Son? Would you do it?

                                1. Free Hat
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  I guess so yes. Forward and on pens. But not a priority transfer atm.

                    7. Neo-Viper
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Salah Grealish Traore KDB Dendo

                      would you change the above Mid?

                      4.3 ITB

                      1. OldBenKenobi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Grealish > Son?

                        1. Neo-Viper
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Been wandering around that for a long time now.

                          you reckon it's a good transfer?

                    8. OldBenKenobi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      95% I’ll be using my BB next GW

                      GTG?

                      McCarthy
                      TAA Robbo Egan
                      Salah(c) KDB(v) Martial Grealish
                      Vardy Jimenez Ings

                      Pope Stephens Lascelles Cantwell

                      1. Aftermath
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Nice team, good luck!!

                    9. Ole Trafford
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Digne to Doherty for free?

                      1. OldBenKenobi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I’d be tempted

                      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yeah, looks good in isolation

                      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I like it - but trolling possible

                    10. Dthinger
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I'm trying to hold my free transfer this week to have 2 for the BGW. Can I stick with this team?

                      Leno
                      TAA Robbo Lund KWP
                      Dilva KDB Salah
                      Auba DCL Jimenez

                      Button Cantwell Rico Dendo

                    11. AdamJ91
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      McCarthy - Button
                      TAA - Robertson - Webster - Rico - Reid
                      Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - Hayden
                      Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

                      2 FT / 0 ITB

                      Could do with some suggestions on what to do here guys?

                      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Reid to a Wolves or Newcastle defender?

                        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Wolves defender is sensible

                          1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Saïss nailed?

                            1. AdamJ91
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Would need to accommodate funds though, nothing ITB.

                      2. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Webster to Lascelles

                    12. BNMC
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Pepe is such an exciting player. I'll assess him against Everton and maybe bring him for West Ham.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Same here - possibly looking at a KDB, Son, Maddison, Pepe midfield for GW29

                          1. Your Man With The Hair
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            I like the look of that

                        2. ritzyd
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Feels like one for next season when arteta has a pre-season and hes used to the league

                      • Gearoid
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Can i do better? Current team is

                        McCarthy
                        Egan VVD TAA
                        Madds Martial KDB Salah(c) Doucoure
                        Ings Vardy

                        Button Lascelles Rico Greenwood

                        GW27 Doucoure to Hayden and play him
                        GW 28 Martial and Greenwood to Traore and Jiminez giving me

                        McCarthy
                        VVD TAA Lascelles
                        Madds Traore Salah(c) Hayden
                        Ings Vardy Jiminez

                        Button Rico Egan KDB

                      • Neo-Viper
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        when is the immediate blank GW?

                        1. Dthinger
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          28

                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            SHU, Villa, City and Arsenal blank GW28.

                          • Neo-Viper
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Cheers both

                        3. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Anyone pondering whether the news of City's Europe ban is having a mental effect on their players? City are strapped for time to appeal and if it gets postponed or delayed is not resolved before the start of next season then surely the ban will stand.

                            I just cannot think that there are good vibes in the dressing room at this point and one thing is for sure, the players have probably already had discussions with each other about the situation. That would not be good.

                            1. ritzyd
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Can see them pushing even harder for champions league this season (especially as prem is dead) - would be embarrasing for the champions to be suspended for the next two years 😀

                            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              When can they appeal ? I am delighted with the decision but I still have the feeling the appeal will be overturned.

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  They can appeal now if they wanted to. This is not a situation which City would want to delay.

                                  The ban will stand if they do not do anything about it so time is ticking.

                                  1. Dthinger
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    yeah but if they appeal now and lose, they are out of europe. If they wait a bit and appeal closer to the next season, they could still be appealing when it starts, and therefore be able to play right?

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Lol, they have been banned from Europe starting next season.

                                        You cannot play in a competition which you have been banned from. If City leave it till the last hour of this season then sorry for them, they will not be able to play in Europe next season.

                                        Uefa would have told them that you would have until this date (insert date here) to appeal by.

                                        If City do not appeal by that date then sorry for them. That date will also not be 1 hour before the season ends 😉

                                          1. ‘Tis the Season
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Enjoyed this read, thanks Ritzyd!
                                            ‘ So if City can get the ban suspended pending the outcome of their appeal, it is easy to see how months - or even years - of legal wrangling could lie ahead, with the Swiss Federal Court the next potential port of call after Cas.’
                                            Drawn out our legal battle awaits!

                                • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Id say that dressing room has never been the same since Kompany and (to a lesser extent) Delph left

                                  Whilst neither May have been automatic first choices by the end, they did seem to be the most vocal leadership type figures

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Delph 😕

                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      They do not have the razor sharp edge of last season. They are still a dangerous side but the fear factor is no longer there.

                                • Your Man With The Hair
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Need a bit of help here guys, been staring at this for nearly two weeks now and cant see the woods from the trees.
                                  0.2m ITB & 2FTs

                                  Foster (Button)
                                  TAA, Lund, Stephens, (Rico, Williams)
                                  Salah, KDB, Martial, Grealish, (Hoyden)
                                  Aguero, DCL, Firmino

                                  Need to shift Foster, Lund, Rico, Williams, Martial and Aguero.

                                  What should I prioritise?

                                • CroatianHammer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Citeh, Arsenal, the Blades... Everton. The 4 teams to miss #GW28. I've 3 total from the 4 teams, so not massively worried.

                                  1. I Member
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Everton play in 28. Villa don't.

                                  2. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Everton?

                                    Are you sure?

                                    1. CroatianHammer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Villa so... It's still 3 players. But planning the DGW then is tough since I'll really only want Citeh and Blades players.

                                • I Member
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Is it safe to assume Martial is going to haul today?

                                  1. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Not confident as an owner

                                  2. how now brown cow
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    I can't see it.

                                  3. THFC4LIFE
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Doubt it and I own him, walks around like he’s Berbatov, thinking of shipping

                                    1. I Member
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Berbatov scored 5 goals in a game one time.

                                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        I transferred him out that week on Sky.

                                        1. I Member
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          One of my mates had Berba (c) and then transferred him out minutes before the deadline. He deleted his team after that week.

                                          1. El Presidente
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              And rightly so.

                                    2. ritzyd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Hope so, hate owning him though, can't wait to get rid!

                                      1. I Member
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Keeping for Watford at home?

                                        1. ritzyd
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          For sure

                                          1. ritzyd
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Probably ship after that though

                                            1. I Member
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Think he'll end up staying for GW28 for me but after that he's gone.

                                  4. FPL Kakarot
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Any chance Kun gets a rest midweek?

                                    1. I Member
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      There's a chance but personally I think he's rested against Leicester.

                                    2. RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Think he’ll start both, maby off after 60 mins

                                  5. The Train Driver
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Need 6 or more points from Martial+Mendy. Will I be disappointed?

                                    1. I Member
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      I think you'll be fine.

                                    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Have you not suffered enough with those two?

                                      1. The Train Driver
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        There's always something else that comes up when I want to sub them out. Mendy I got at 5.9, he's 5.5 now...

                                  6. Brosstan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Of course so far this game week the only highly owned assets who have failed have been Jimenez, Traore and Salah. No surprise who is in my team. Martial haul is pretty much guaranteed tonight.

                                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Surprising, more drama from guess who 🙄