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Is it time to invest in Arsenal assets after Gameweek 28?

Sitting inside the top 5k after Gameweek 27, FPL Family’s Sam has one eye on Arsenal assets after their upcoming blank.


The Tottenham Hotspur fan in me hates to think too much about the other side of north London. However, where FPL is concerned, the desire to improve one’s overall rank and win those all-important mini-leagues means that sometimes we have to put loyalties aside and bring in some of those players that in real life we don’t necessarily want to do well!

With my team set for Blank Gameweek 28, I’m now looking ahead to Gameweek 29 and thinking about what my strategy might be between now and the Wildcard, which I’m currently planning to use somewhere around Gameweek 30.

By then, we will know more about the Blank and Double Gameweeks as well as who has progressed in both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions, so this will inform my planning in terms of which teams I want to heavily invest in for the run-in.

At the start of Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal they, at times, struggled to find consistency both from week to week as well as within games. Whilst this hasn’t completely disappeared from their locker, we are beginning to see the Arsenal that Arteta is trying to create and therefore what his matchday teams and formations are more likely to look like.

This improvement in performances, coupled with a better understanding of the players that Arteta is building this new-look Arsenal team around, means that there are a few assets who look to be coming to the fore – especially given Arsenal’s fixtures between now and Gameweek 35, when we have the second north London derby of the season.

The new manager bounce, a lovely run of fixtures, and Arsenal players who seem happier and are thus playing better football means that they are fast becoming key to most FPL managers’ thoughts and plans.

Their early elimination from the Europa League can surely only be a boon for us Fantasy bosses, too, with the fixture schedule looking a lot less packed.

My decisions for Gameweek 28 were in part based on having enough money to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) ready for Gameweek 29. But with this nice run of fixtures and with more consistency in terms of the starting line-ups, is it as simple as just bringing in Aubameyang or are there other options that we should consider either alongside or instead of the Gabonese striker?

With my Free Hit chip safely tucked away in my back pocket, owning more than one Arsenal asset feels like a sensible idea through this nice run, especially as we know that they will have at least one Double Gameweek in this period as a result of missing their fixture in Gameweek 28. So who makes a good potential FPL asset over this run of matches?

All of the stats used in this article are from Gameweek 19 onwards, when Arteta took charge of his first Arsenal match, unless otherwise stated.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

For much of Arteta’s tenure so far, Aubameyang has been mostly deployed out left. As a premium striker, this isn’t where we ideally want him to be playing.

However, for Aubameyang this role has suited him in terms of the job he is doing for Arsenal and FPL managers alike.

In the seven games that Aubameyang has played under Arteta, he has six attacking returns, thus showing that actually his positioning on the pitch isn’t having the negative impact on his returns which we feared it might.

The Gabon international has an xG of 2.84 and an xGI of 3.42 over the period studied, although obviously he also has a red card and a two-match suspension in that time.

When you compare Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) over the last four Gameweeks, Aubameyang comes out on top in most of the key areas including goals, xA, goal involvement, shot accuracy as well as total BPS and baseline BPS.

Alongside the stats over the last four Gameweeks, Aubameyang also has the nicer set of fixtures and he is a full £1m cheaper than his Manchester City counterpart.

From Gameweek 29 onwards, Aubameyang seems like the striker that it is going to be the more appealing to own. He has already risen in price ahead of Gameweek 28 (when he blanks!) and I can see that trend continuing once this Friday’s deadline has passed and the fixture against West Ham in Gameweek 29 draws nearer.

Nicolas Pepe

When Nicolas Pepe (£9.2m) arrived at Arsenal we, as FPL managers, were all expecting big things.

With returns in only five matches between Gameweeks 1 and 25, however, he has somewhat underwhelmed.

Gameweek 26 seemed to signal a change, for both Pepe himself and Arsenal. Newcastle United played incredibly well for the first half but Arsenal’s dominance in the second half of a 4-0 win, coupled with Pepe’s 17-point haul, showed what the winger and Arsenal are capable of.

This, followed on by a win against Everton in Gameweek 27 alongside another assist for Pepe, has thrown him into the premium midfielder conversation.

Pepe now seems to have the confidence of his manager, having secured back-to-back starts, and has found his own confidence in himself. This makes him an interesting FPL option as well as a lovely differential, given that his ownership is just 3.5%. At a time when options in the premium midfield bracket are in short supply, Pepe, with the nice fixtures to come, might just offer a solution to our problems.

Pepe’s £9.2m price tag does put me off somewhat, simply because we are yet to see him deliver on a regular basis. However, given the fixtures and his differential ownership, I think he could be worth the transfer for the next few weeks, especially as he is easy to downgrade if his or Arsenal’s performances dry up again.

Bukayo Saka

When Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) was forced off through injury on Sunday and Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) came on to replace him, we suddenly had another option for our cheap fifth midfielder spot.

Over the course of the season, there have been numerous players who have held that spot in many FPL teams – Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) being two of the most popular options.

Fixtures, form and, in Dendoncker’s case, the desire for FPL managers to own other Wolves assets, have meant that there is definitely scope for a change.

With the way Saka has performed of late, it is even possible to view him as a fourth midfielder if you want to build a squad which contains the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Sadio Mane (£12.4m) and Aubameyang etc.

Normally, Saka is the kind of ‘out of position’ player who we would avoid. Playing in defence for Arsenal, yet listed as a midfielder in FPL, means that he doesn’t benefit from the full four clean sheet points should Arsenal keep one.

However, his heatmap shows that he spends very little time in defence and the majority of games in attacking positions:

Saka now has three assists in the last five Gameweeks and, as a result of the injury to Kolasinac, he could now get a regular spot in the starting line-up, which at £4.5m and just 1.6% ownership, is music to the ears of FPL managers.

With only two attacking returns over the course of Gameweeks 1-25, we should remember that this form is new and thus may not be consistent.

He also may lose his starting position when Kolasinac is available again or when Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) returns from injury. However, at £4.5m, he is worth the place in our squads as he appears to be hitting form and getting a spot in the starting line-up at the right time for the nice run of fixtures that Arsenal are about to embark on.

Are there any other options?

There are other options in the Arsenal team for us as FPL managers, such as Mesut Ozil (£7.2m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) and Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

For me, their returns (or the starts, in Lacazette’s case) just aren’t consistently there and thus the likes of Saka, Pepe and Aubameyang are far better picks for your FPL teams.

Lacazette is struggling for game-time with the likes of Eddie Nketiah (£4.3m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£4.6m) striving for minutes and therefore it seems that there is only one Arsenal forward worth investing in at the moment.

Conclusion

Arsenal do seem to be finding form, consistency and the ability to grind out a result, as shown against Everton, at the right time for their lovely run of fixtures.

Looking at the upcoming matches, recent results and individual form, Arsenal seem to be a really good investment opportunity right now.

With Arsenal now only four points behind Manchester United in fifth, it is all to play for in terms of UEFA Champions League qualification.

When an individual player has form, fixtures and motivation, I buy. The Gunners have all of those things and therefore maybe just one Arsenal asset isn’t enough.

Ahead of Gameweek 29, I’ll be bringing in Aubameyang, either in a swap with Roberto Firmino (£9.7m) to allow the Liverpool defensive double-up or to replace Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) if he blanks again against Norwich City on Friday.

However, Saka looks too good an opportunity to turn down, so I might line up a Cantwell to Saka transfer to give me an Arsenal double-up ahead of this favourable fixture run.


Sam Bonfield is a member of our Pro Pundits initiative, a team of Fantasy managers here to bring you regular advice and updates on their teams. Sam has served up two top 30k finishes in the last two seasons and is currently inside the top 1k in the world.

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1,673 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Would you field an eleven which includes Traoré or take a hit to do Firmino and Lundstram to Calvert-Lewis and Gomez? Two transfers I’m planning on doing next week anyway. It gives me an extra playing player this week. Can’t just do a straight Lundstram to Gomez because I already have three Liverpool.

    These moves also free up funds for Ings to Aubameyang for next week too, if people need the reasoning for them.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      *Calvert-Lewin

      Bloody autocorrect.

    2. Jullepuu
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I wouldn't take the hit

    3. b91jh
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      McCarthy (NEW)
      DCL (che)
      Egan (NOR)
      Saiss (BHA)

      Should I do BB29 or wait for the DGW?

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

        wait for DGW imo

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

        29 imo. I BBed the gameweek just gone and got 26 points from it.

    4. Josh S
        1 month, 2 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA - VVD - Stephens - Lascelles
        Salah (c) - Mooy - Traore
        Kun - Jimi - Ings

        Hendo - Stevens - Grealish - KDB

        Kun + Traore + Grealish > Vardy + Fernandes + Barnes for a -4

        or

        Kun + Traore/Grealish > Vardy + Fernandes/Barnes for free?

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

        Which scores more:

        A) Williams (eve)
        B) H.Barnes (nor) -4

        1. Stormbringer22
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Tough one. Both of them may not even play or come on as subs. Play it safe and avoid the -4

          • DF
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Bout the same for me.
            1 and 5.

          • El Presidente
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Williams might play if OGS deploys is usual away tactic shape when playing tougher opposition.

          • Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Utd line up predictions?

            DDG
            Bailly / Maguire / Shaw
            AWB / Matic / Fred / B Williams
            Fernandes
            Greenwood / James

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

              No mctominay?

              Their MVP before his injury and scored on return last night

              1. Le Bluff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I did consider him but not sure if OGS will start him twice in 4 days after just returning from injury?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Good point
                  But OGS loves to runs his player down

                  1. Le Bluff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    He was subbed on 72 minutes last night so might be in line for a start again. FA Cup and Manc derby next week though so surely he'll try and manage his minutes.

            2. b91jh
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I do think it would be McTom+Fred.
              Anyway the difference between Matic and McTom is meaningless in FPL terms.

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              You're probably right.
              Bruno might play false 9

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                That's if Ighalo doesn't start*
                I think he should start though

                1. Aimar
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Is martial out ?!

                    1. Le Bluff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      No definite, but has to be considered very likely as out.

                      1. Aimar
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Should i transfer him out or adama instead and for perez or Bruno ?

                      2. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        No idea
                        Sorry mate

                  • Le Bluff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Yeah, think he'll be given freedom to roam.

                    Feel that Utd will want to counter Everton's threats from the wings with Rich / Sidibe / Digne (if back from injury), and try and put pace in the wide areas with James and Greenwood counter attacking.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      That's the only tactic in which OGS team does best 😀

              2. DF
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                This gameweek starts in Feb and ends in March. Do Sunday's games count in feb or mar for the monthly totals?

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

                  I would also like to know the answer to this

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

                  Pretty sure it all counts as February.

                3. Ashwatthama hai apun
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  So, are you in the race to win manager of the month?

                  1. DF
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    not quite. but yeas in my national league.

                4. Bird Raymond
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I always thought it was based on the date the gameweek starts.

                5. Brimble82
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Feb. It’s under the ‘Help’ tab
                  Go to ‘Help’ > ‘Rules’ then scroll to ‘Leagues’

                  https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

                  1. DF
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    ta. cheers.

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

                Pope
                TAA Boly Stephens Robbo
                Traoré Salah (c) Martial*
                Ayew Ings Jimenez

                Blankety blankers on the bench.

                1 FT, 3.3 itb.

                Martial to Fernandes a no-brainer? Really regret going for Two Gloves over Bruno last week.

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

                  Half the game is luck, nothing you can do about that.

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

                    You think I should get Fernandes now?

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

                      Yes. Would rather get on Bruno now than when Utd's fixtures turn in a few weeks, by which time he'll cost the same as KDB.

              4. Spokey
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Im a little worried that Leicester will play 532 for some games. Im considering bringing in Barnes and Perez for Martial and Traore. More safe/better to bring in Maddison for one of the slots?

                1. Hart-ake
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Only for the tougher games will they play a 3-5-2, which the next few are certainly or not. Plus Ndidi may be back imminently.

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

                  Look at who they have played a back 5 against so far this season and compare it to who they will be playing over the next few GWs.

                3. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Today we might get early team news so that might put the worries away

                4. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Lascelles 2 goals and a CS too much to ask?

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      😀

                    • Stormbringer22
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        If you are going to be asking for stuff, may as well go big and ask for a hattie

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

                        Dream bigger (Fernandez in my case).

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

                        Would be a dream tbh... though I do also have Taylor

                      • Jullepuu
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          He is due!!

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

                        Is Fernandes the safe, boring Martial replacement? Any others better? 1FT 0.6 ITB (assuming Martial gotta go with my squad)

                        McCarthy
                        TAA Lascelles Taylor Boly
                        Salah Mane Martial**
                        Vardy Ings DCL
                        //Martin Hayden Rico KDB//

                        1. Qaiss
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          I would just save and keep 2 frees for next week in case of DGW. I think man united might struggle the next 3 league games.

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

                            Cheers, that is tempting yeah. And play Martial but Hayden/Rico first sub?

                            1. Qaiss
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              Yeah Hayden

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

                            Yup I'd save as well. The difference between Martial and Bruno isn't as big as the community makes it out to be and doesn't sound like Tony will be out for long at all. I'd have Rico ahead of Hayden.

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

                          Bruno "essential" - might be my red tinted specs, but Utd looking a different team.

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

                            Cheers for reply - not agree with Qaiss though? Everton 2nd in the league since Ancelotti came. Then City, Spurs, Blades

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

                              Apart from City (who will probably smash us again at OT) not much to worry about.
                              Even Everton will be expected to go for it at Goodison and that would absolutely suit Utd.

                        3. Jullepuu
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            The other option would be Rich

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

                          Can I scrape through with saving a xfer here? 1.9 banked.
                          Quite a few questionmarks but 2 FT for next GW seem really valuable with a lot more clarity.

                          Guaita
                          TAA VVD Rico Holgate
                          Salah Traore Bruno
                          Jimmy Vardy Ings

                          Martin Hanley Dendonkey KDB*

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

                            You most definitely can. Help above? Should I take the gamble on Martial/sub this week in order to have 2FT, or ditch

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

                              Replied 🙂

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

                            Save

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

                            Great, thanks dudes!

                        5. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Traore and grealish > Bruno and Maddison for a hit?

                          Salah kdb grealish traore dendo
                          Firmino jiminez ings

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

                            Yep. Prefer Barnes though.

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

                              Really? Is he nailed though? Maddison seems to be a safer bet mate

                              1. Jigger & Pony
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Maddison safer

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

                                  Cheers

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

                                Started 6 in a row before City and even came on at half-time in that one.
                                Early kick-off so if you can hold your nerve till the last minute, should know if he starting tonight at least.

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

                                  Good about, cheers

                          2. DAZZ
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Grealish > Barnes, No hit necessary

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

                              Rico is my 11th player, hit might be worth it

                        6. andre_c
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Need lots of help here. Injuries and blanks flooding my team. Any ideas

                          Hendo, Button
                          TAA, Lascelles, Stevens, Rico, Kelly
                          Salah, KDB, Martial, Traore, Cantwell
                          Vardy, Firmino, Ings

                          2FT, 0.3ITB

                          Cheers

                        7. Henning
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          4.1 m 0 ft GTG?

                          Ryan

                          TAA VvD Boly

                          Salah Traore Perez Fernandes

                          Vardy Ings DCL

                          Button Stephens KDB Lundstram

                        8. iL PiStOlErO
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            So now with Martial injury things changed. Was all set not to use ft and then do it next week with Grealish out. Now I have to change plans.

                            Problem is that I don't have clear idea who to bring in. So Martial&Grealish out fow who? Have exactly 15m for two mids.

                            Ramsdale
                            TAA Taylor Cathart
                            Salah(C) Dendo Martial*
                            Firmino Vardy Ings

                            Martin KdB* Grealish* Egan*

                            1ft, 0.7itb

                            1. El Presidente
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                It's not clear Martial will miss out on Sunday....

                            2. El Presidente
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                With the amount of transfer problems right now for the ones still to wildcard, I really don't think priority will be bringing in Arsenal assets ...

                              • Silecro
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Good day fellas ! Any changes here? Martial > Maddison maybe?

                                Ryan (absolutely goes for Patricio next week)
                                Trent, Lascelles, Soyoncu,Stephens
                                Salah, Mane, Martial*
                                Ings, Vardy, Dcl

                                Button, Williams, Hayden, KDB
                                0.0 itb, 1ft

                                Leaning towards FH in GW31 so Maddison would be long-term, hoping that leicester starts scoring.
                                Cheers! And happy friday

                                1. Jigger & Pony
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Makes sense

                              • jimmy.floyd
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Play Taylor or Traore? Have Pope and Jimmy

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

                                  Traore and hope for the best

                              • Hart-ake
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Which one:

                                a) Aguero to Vardy
                                b)Traore to Mount/other mid
                                c) Play Boly

                              • farmerfat
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Considering playing FH now after taking a -8 XD Hate this game sometimes

                              • jamie1972
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Best move?

                                A) Ings > Vardy (-4)
                                B) Traore > Bruno (free)
                                C) Auba & Traore > Vardy & Bruno (-4)

                                1. Jigger & Pony
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  B

                                2. Jullepuu
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    B if you can field a decent team without Vardy

                                    1. jamie1972
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Yeah I've got XI out either way

                                3. Rains of Castamere
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  If there's a DGW in 29, I'm in a massive quandary. Currently only own Mahrez. The only way I could realistically get KDB and Auba into my team would be to take out Vardy (AVL) and Mane (BOU) who could both easily haul in those games. Plus, I've got an eye on BGW31 with no wildcard so I don't want to take Mane out if Liverpool get knocked out of the cup.

                                  I think I'll find a way to upgrade Mahrez to KDB to cover that ownership, and that will be my only DGWer which sounds mad as I usually attack the doubles but there's some great SGW fixtures too.

                                  1. Jigger & Pony
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Exactly. Just KdB for me too.

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

                                    That's why we need to pray that there is no DGW29

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

                                    Pretty much in the same position as you. Would have to sell Salah/Mane & Vardy to accommodate KDB & Auba but those fixtures for Leicester & Pool are too good and the moves could easily backfire.

                                  4. DAZZ
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    I hope there's a DGW

                                  5. Rains of Castamere
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Glad there's others on the same page!

                                  6. Hart-ake
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    yep, would be an absolute nightmare.

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

                                    I would love a DGW29 .....I still can't understand why over 200,000 transferred KDB out ........fools I tell you fools !!!!

                                  8. farmerfat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    I have Auba sitting on the bench but no city, Just got Vardy in for Kun ( part of a -8).
                                    this means if there is a double i need to take a -4 to get KDB in which will involve getting rid of Vardy/Salah/Rich/Bruno so not keen at all!

                                  9. GARY AND JAMIE
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    I have Mahrez and KDB without a transfer yet so bring it on...

                                    1. Whats the Huth
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      So you have rotation risk players. And I bet you’re lacking great SGW options in Mane/Salah and Vardy

                                  10. Whats the Huth
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    I agree.
                                    KDB would be the only one for me. Which annoys me.

                                    I’d love to get Auba in also

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

                                  Do you think Brandon williams starts on sunday?

                                  1. DAZZ
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    I doubt he plays to be honest.

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

                                    yes, would be very sure he does

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

                                      Why , Shaw appears ahead in pecking order, no? Guess it depends if whether playing with wingbacks also

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

                                  A) Start Traore and Martial and hope one of them plays as I only have one player on the bench
                                  B) Take a -4 to move Grealish out for Barnes to guarantee a full XI play
                                  C) Take a -8 to swap Martial and Grealish to Fernandes and Barnes

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

                                    B is probably the safest best.
                                    Do C to join the dark side

                                    1. slove
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      What perks does the dark side have?

                                6. DAZZ
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  Mccarthy
                                  TAA VVD Lascelles Bertrand
                                  Salah Cantwell Barnes Traore
                                  Ings Jiminez

                                  (Henderson, Stevens, KDB, Auba)

                                  1FT and 0.7ITB

                                  Any suggestions, or save FT for GW29? Have 11 playing this GW, No WC so FT's will come in handy.

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

                                  Thoughts ideas on these 2 options.

                                  Have to take a hit this week to field a keeper.

                                  *Button/Henderson
                                  Soy/TAA/VVD/Kelly/Lord
                                  Mane/Maddison/*KDB/Traore/Cantwell
                                  Ings/Jimenez/*Aubameyang

                                  0.1 ITB, 1FT

                                  20k overall, Top in main ML (50 points ahead) and 2nd in another (50 points behind).

                                  Feel my team needs some work. Traore and Lord now looking very Vulnerable.

                                  WC planned once we know what GW31 holds. FH still available.

                                  A) KDB to Fernandes and Button to Pope (-4)
                                  B) Aubameyang to Vardy and Button to Pope (-4).
                                  C) Henderson to pope
                                  D) A/B option with fielding a keeper!

                                  TIA

                                8. Cheesyzoot
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Maddison to outscore both Barnes and Pérez and ruin all the plans?

                                    1. jamie1972
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Unlikely, based on his recent form. Unless he's on a dead ball he's barely involved at all (where it matters at least)

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

                                      Always a possibility if he bangs in a free kick or long range effort, unlikely though as he has been playing much deeper than the two mentioned.

                                    3. GARY AND JAMIE
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      I'm thinking they will set up like they did for Southampton and that worked out quite well...

                                      1. Cheesyzoot
                                          1 month, 2 days ago

                                          So Barnes over Pérez?

                                    4. Sewell36
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Anything Toon fans on here think Hayden will be recalled this week?

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

                                        Rafa the Gaffer does and I hope he is right.

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

                                      Martial to Maddison a dumb move?

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

                                        Prefer Barnes, but if Tony's not fit, why not.

                                    6. Please Answer Me
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      3rd Liverpool spot: Robertson or Mane?

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

                                        Mané

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

                                        its all about the mane mane mane

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

                                        Bobertson