Frisking the Fixtures

Which teams have the best and worst upcoming fixtures?

A period of limbo in which we were waiting on confirmation of the Blank Gameweek 31 line-up finally came to an end in midweek.

The results of the FA Cup fifth round dictated which Premier League matches would survive in the final set of fixtures before the international break, with full details available here.

We’ve also had a Double Gameweek 29 announcement over the last week, of course, so we’re due a frisk of the fixture list to see which teams have the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks.

We’ll be using our Season Ticker to help – Members using this tool can sort by difficulty and teams that rotate well, filter home and away fixtures, and separate attack and defence.

The Season Ticker has been updated since Wednesday night to reflect the latest developments and now looks as follows:

Our primary focus will be on a five-Gameweek lookahead here, which takes us up to Gameweek 33.

It is perhaps wise to stop at this point because of the fact that the results of the FA Cup quarter-finals will partially dictate what happens in Gameweek 34, regarding postponements and rescheduling.

Fantasy managers will be adopting different chip strategies over the coming weeks, with some of us deploying the Free Hit in Gameweek 31 and others steadily building towards the Blank Gameweek or even ignoring it.

The article will take a slightly different format with that in mind, as we split the clubs into those with a blank and those without one.

CLUBS WITH A LEAGUE FIXTURE IN GAMEWEEK 31

Wolverhampton Wanderers (BHA | whu | BOU | avl | ARS) sit top of our Season Ticker over the coming five Gameweeks and face four teams in the bottom six next.

Their first opponents, Brighton, are woefully out of sorts and are the only Premier League club winless in 2020.

Albion, West Ham United and Aston Villa, indeed, are all in the relegation zone for form when clubs are filtered by their last six matches.

Wolves’ next four opponents haven’t kept a single clean sheet between them in their last six league fixtures, meanwhile.

Villa, West Ham and Bournemouth are in the bottom three for shots in the box conceded over the period studied, meanwhile.

With the visit of Eddie Howe’s side falling in Blank Gameweek 31, the likes of Raul Jimenez (£8.0m), Diogo Jota (£6.3m) and Matt Doherty (£6.2m) will likely be popular options regardless of chip strategy.

There is one other issue to take into account, though: Nuno Espirito’s Santo side have a two-legged UEFA Europa League tie against Olympiacos sandwiched in between Gameweeks 29-31

Runaway leaders Liverpool (BOU | eve | CRY | mci | AVL) may have suffered a blip by their own high standards but they will likely remain heavily backed by those FPL managers using their Free Hit chip in Gameweek 31, ‘dead-ending’ towards it, or otherwise.

Away trips to Everton and Manchester City don’t bode well regarding their clean sheet prospects, however: the Toffees and Pep Guardiola’s troops are third and second respectively for league goals scored since Gameweek 19 (the point at which Carlo Ancelotti took charge at Goodison Park).

The good news is that Everton haven’t particularly been watertight at the other end, having kept just one clean sheet this calendar year.

Bournemouth and Villa, as we discussed with Wolves, are two of the most obliging defences in the top flight, meanwhile.

That Gameweek 33 fixture against Villa falls bang in the middle of a possible two-legged Champions League quarter-final (should Liverpool make it past Atletico Madrid, of course), so, given that the league title could have been wrapped up at the Etihad a week earlier, there is the possible risk of rotation in that plum home fixture.

For the other six clubs still with a Premier League game in Blank Gameweek 31, the fixtures are a bit of a mixed bag – which is one of the downsides to stockpiling assets ahead of that round of matches.

Burnley (TOT | mci | WAT | cry | SHU) have a trip to the Etihad to come before their Gameweek 31 clash with Watford, for example, although there is the prospect of City rotating for that encounter given that it is sandwiched between Double Gameweek 29 and the Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Tottenham Hotspur (bur | MUN | WHU | shu| EVE) have one of the better Gameweek 31 fixtures but some tricky games around it, with even a trip to Burnley looking far from straightforward given how in-form the Clarets are.

West Ham United (ars | WOL | tot| CHE | new) likely won’t be considered by many until the fixture swing in Gameweek 33, while Crystal Palace (WAT | bou | liv | BUR| lei) unquestionably have the toughest Gameweek 31 match and probably won’t be featuring prominently in many Free Hit squads on that weekend.

Bournemouth (liv | CRY | wol | NEW | mun) face six of the top seven in their run-in, meanwhile.

Fresh off the back of their win over Liverpool, Watford (cry | LEI| bur | SOU | che) have a slightly easier ride until Gameweek 36 but their Gameweek 31 match, which is when many of us could do with a favourable fixture for the likes of Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m), comes against a Burnley side that has kept clean sheets in four of their last five matches.

Of course, the question of player and team motivation in the run-in is one that needs to be posed in conjunction with any subjective assessment of a fixture’s difficulty on paper.

CLUBS WITH A BLANK IN GAMEWEEK 31

Pepe stakes claim for place in Fantasy teams with season-best haul

Even before the Double Gameweek 29 announcement, those FPL managers who are adopting the ‘Free Hit in Gameweek 31’ approach would have been eyeing up Arsenal (WHU + mci | bha | blank | NOR| wol) assets.

Fixtures against West Ham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Norwich City either side of Blank Gameweek 31 see the Gunners riding high in our Season Ticker.

Albion and the Hammers haven’t kept a clean sheet between them in their last six matches, although Norwich have shown uncharacteristic solidity and recorded three shut-outs in that time.

Brighton are bottom of the home form table over their last games at the Amex, while West Ham and Norwich are in the relegation zone based on away form over the same timeframe.

In Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), Arsenal boast the most clinical forward in the division when players are filtered by their last six matches: 38.5% of his shots have found the back of the net in that time.

Even a trip to Manchester City oughtn’t to be too off-putting from an offensive perspective, given that Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) will be sidelined: Guardiola’s side had been on a run of just two clean sheets in 13 matches before Laporte’s recovery and subsequently kept three in a row with him in the starting XI.

Manchester City‘s run (mun + ARS | BUR | blank | LIV | sou) is less appealing and their really mouth-watering sequence of matches doesn’t begin until Gameweek 33, upon which they face six successive sides in the bottom half of the table.

Quite what the Citizens will have to play for by that stage, and whether the Champions League and FA Cup have assumed first and second priority at the point, is another question.

The relatively subdued response to the Double Gameweek 29 announcement hints at the less-than-straightforward nature of their two fixtures over the next week, with Arsenal and United conceding at a goal per game or less over the last six matches.

Only four sides have allowed more big chances than the Gunners in that time, though, to provide owners of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) and co with some encouragement.

There could be an adverse knock-on effect from that tough double-header, though, with the Gameweek 30 visit of Burnley now perhaps looking at risk of some rotation given that Real Madrid visit the Etihad three days afterwards.

Those managers adopting a ‘Free Hit in Gameweek 31’ strategy may consider a number of other teams with positive fixtures around that Blank Gameweek, although the clubs in question are in indifferent form.

Chelsea (EVE | avl | blank | whu | WAT), Newcastle United (sou | SHU | blank | bou | WHU) and Leicester City (AVL | wat | blank | eve | CRY) all have favourable matches to some extent, with Frank Lampard and Brendan Rodgers’ sides facing a quartet of matches against teams in the bottom half.

Both Chelsea and Leicester face Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham in that run, with those three sides not registering a single clean sheet between them in the last six Gameweeks.

Southampton (NEW | nor | blank | wat | MCI) and Sheffield United‘s (NOR | new | blank | TOT | bur) clean sheet prospects look good before Gameweek 31, with Norwich and Newcastle in the bottom two for goals scored when clubs are filtered by their last six, eight, ten and 12 matches.

Looking at what we normally dub ‘The Weak’ in this recurring article, there are two clubs in particular – Aston Villa (lei | CHE | blank | WOL | liv) and Brighton & Hove Albion (wol | ARS | blank | MUN | nor) – whose indifferent form is coupled with some awful-looking fixtures.

Manchester United’s (MCI | tot | blank | bha | BOU) next two testing fixtures precede a blank but their run thereafter is one of the best in the division, with six games in a row (FA Cup permitting) against sides in the bottom half.

Five of those six opponents are in the bottom seven for goals conceded over their last half-dozen matches.

Norwich City‘s (shu | SOU | blank | ars | BHA) record on the road is particularly awful this season (they are bottom of the away table and have scored just six times in 14 matches on their travels) and that, coupled with the Gameweek 31 blank, should ensure short-term interest is limited despite their upturn in performances, with there being only one game at Carrow Road over the next four Gameweeks.

Which finally brings us to Everton (che | LIV | blank | LEI | tot), the ultimate ‘form versus fixtures’ side.

The Toffees face three of the top four around their Blank Gameweek 31, although Chelsea and Leicester have kept just one clean sheet between them over their last six matches and Liverpool suddenly look fallible at the back.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.4m) has already scored against Arsenal and Manchester United in the last two Gameweeks, underscoring the point we made recently about the ‘big six’ not necessarily being teams to be feared any more.


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1,590 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy > Auba for free?

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I would

    2. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes imo

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Costs 0.2 more now.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        or 0.1 depending on Vardy SV.

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      will cost you 0.2 more now

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        no brainer for free imo

    5. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ya

  2. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Price Changes - 6th March 2020

    🔺  Aubameyang (11.1)

    🔻  Vardy (9.7), Traoré (5.8)

    1. Firmino
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ings survives!

    2. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sheet, missed Auba rise.
      He was high 80's so I gambled.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ya so did I, thought he was safe for sure 🙁

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Bit of a bugger. 😉

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Was expecting Ings drop so balanced out :/

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I expected him to rise but happy to pay 0.1 more and be sure that he is fit.

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ah nuts! Cheers Rainy.

    4. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      0.3m price swing for those who swapped Vardy for Auba early this week

      1. alfoir
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

      2. alfoir
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Happy to be in that camp

    5. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Oh poop. I was still deciding on Firmino to Auba.

      Not fair.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Time waits for no one...

        1. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Wise words my friend.

          Do you think it's a wise transfer? That is the question. WC already used and likely fielding a team in GW31...is Firmino out a clever choice?

          1. Pooodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yup - think Auba will quite comprehensively outscore him. Plus you get the same number of games from them both as Auba has a double this week then the blank and Firmino has one game each week so it evens out.

            1. Johan Queef
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Thank you for confirming my own thoughts. Just wish I had asked this before all the price changes!

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              most will sell Auba in 31 to get 4 games in 3 game weeks out of that striker position ...

    6. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      0-0, good as a win.
      With Hass telling the world that Ings was fully fit I'm sure that he was an appealing buy once again

    7. wasp3000
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      So the one i want went up and the 2 i have went down lol. Life is getting in the way of FPL currently. 🙁

  3. Dreadful
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What do you think is better?

    A) Sterling Saka Ederson
    B) Mahrez Pepe Pope

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I like B

    2. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      So close I like A just tho as upside feels more

      1. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sorry I ment B

        1. KDB4PREZ
          2 months, 29 days ago

          B has more upside imo as sterling outa form so Mahrez could match and Pope could match Ederson closer than Saka match Pépé imo

    3. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cheers both

      1. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Care to look at my long ass post below lol in need of some advice

    4. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

  4. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is a -8 crazy this week to go
    Iheanacho, Traore, Ings -> Auba(C), Saka, Jota

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No brainer for them 3...

      1. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ditching Ings this week for a hit has me questioning it

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      im doing exactly that move or
      Mane out instead of traore and Aguero in instead of Jota

      cant decide

      1. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Interesting. I guess wait for Lpool team news leaks.

        Do you need the cash Ings->Jota? I don't which is why I'm wondering if that's worth an additional hit

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I could get the cash with a defender move but would rather get Jota in

    3. The King Wilson return
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Possibly wiser to do the auba and ings transfer only?
      I like the gamble of saka though, any thoughts about foden?

      1. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Would have 4 wolves then (have Doherty) so need to lose Traore. Foden interesting, hadn't even looked at him!

  5. KDB4PREZ
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A) Maherz&Auba(C)
    B) Pépé&Kun(C)

    Which gets more this week?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      coin toss

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A but it's close

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A. You want the captain who will actually start both games, and Kun likely won't.

    4. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B
      But its much more expensive

  6. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    How does this WC squad look?

    Leno Button
    TAA Doherty Alonso Taylor Tanganga
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr Saka
    Auba DCL Jota

    Leno will become Pope for gw31, which will give 8 non-blankers.
    Another gw31 move could be Saka->McNeil.
    I have 2 LIV & 2 WOL to be more flexible if I want to bring a 3rd representative from 1 (or both) of them soon (Boly/Saiss v Jimenez, LIV def v LIV mid/fwd).

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      City have a double and you're wildcarding with just KdB... missing a trick I reckon!

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If Wc,get 8-9 for 31 to have 11 then.

    3. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not enough DGW29ers and BGW31ers imo

      1. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Needs more DGW and BGW players imo

    4. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      What they said ☝

  7. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    damn that price rise was unexpected but i can do...

    Vardy + Grealish > Auba + Saka (-4)

    have exact money, what do you reckon?

    1. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yup. Just did a similar move.

    2. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I would

    3. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I would just do Grealish to Saka

  8. emyoueffsee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone Wildcatding this gw with intention of not free hitting in gw 3. Would appreciate if you could share your squads to see if I'm on the right track.

    1. emyoueffsee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      *Not free hitting gw 31

    2. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah I am buddy c below

  9. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish or C.Taylor as first bench player this week?

    1. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Grelish

    2. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      i'm in the same situation
      going with Grealish then C.Taylor

  10. KDB4PREZ
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone care to chose from my 2 W/C drafts. Tia for any input/Help

    Leno/Pope
    Taa/Gomez/Doc/Alonso/C.Taylor(31 in mind)
    KDB/Salah/Mahrez/Saka/Noble(31 in mind)
    Ings/Jota/Auba(C)

    Changes would be marehz&Noble&Auba>>Pépé&Hayden&Kun(C)

    Wil have 2Xfrs and be able to field 11 with first one but only 10 in GW31 if chose 2nd.!. Stuck I am so any help much appreciated.

  11. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Chip strategy #814
    GW31 - Survive
    GW32 - WC
    GW34 - FH or BB
    GW37 - BB or FH

    1. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Nice I pulled the W/C as team needed and I have a good plan (famous last words haha)

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        well if WC team is in tact then BB 34, otherwise can fix it by FH - let's see

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      How about DGW29?

      1. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I just used it see below and help out please haha

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kdb and Auba (c) for now

  12. Trovsmash
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy & Robbo >>
    5.9 to spend on a defender
    A. Auby + Boly
    B. Auby + Otamendi
    C. Auby + Bellerin
    D. Auby + other? who?

    1. KDB4PREZ
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No way to keep robbo? If not what about Gomes?

      1. Trovsmash
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        was just about to say i missed gomez*

      2. Trovsmash
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        if im getting Auby, it would have to involve downgrading robbo

        1. KDB4PREZ
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Gomez for me

  13. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Bergwijn to KdB or Pepe?

    Dont have other DGW assets and i will C Salah

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Given KDB's doubt, Pepe for me.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yea but KdB has Burnley at home after DGW and i would rather have KdB than Pepe in last 10 GWs

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          True, but you will have a free transfer to use, to bring him in, if he is fit.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yup but he doesnt play in GW 31.

  14. emyoueffsee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team so I dont free hit in gw 31?

    Foster
    Boly TAA VVD
    Salah Sarr Pepe Sterling(c)
    Jimenez Jota Ings

    Pope Cathcart Tanganga Saka.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why get Saka if bench?

      1. emyoueffsee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah that Saka thing is an issue will prob play. Thoughts on rest.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Who are you benching for Saka?

      2. emyoueffsee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Also Saka could come in if Wolves rotation.

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If I am on a wc I think I would definitely go with Auba, also might as well get a gw31 player if benching Saka

  15. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Set to just sit and rest for now right? All chips and WC left too. 1.5itb. Did Ryan to Pope.

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Doherty
    KDB(v) Salah Saka Richarlison
    Auba(c) Ayew Ings

    McGovern Traore Soyuncu Holgate.

  16. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Other than the Liverpool and Wolves' players, who is the best 3rd defender to get right now (max 6.5), considering I will not be using fh in 31 and will likely wc around gw 32-33

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Burnley

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Taylor the only one that comes to mind. I would suggest Alonso if you were playing FH GW 31.

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Really worth it to only want to bring in a GW 31 player and ignore other options who have high ceilings for gws 29 and 30?

  17. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Current team is

    Hendo, Mcarthy
    Taa, Boly, Soy, Sidibe, Rico
    Salah, Mane, Kdb, Traore, Dendo
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

    Planning on taking a -8 but which option looks better along with Vardy to Auba

    A. Traore and Ings to Saka and Jota
    B. Mane and Ings to Sake and Aguero

  18. lancet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I've opted for the Jarvish-style GW 29 WC with this team:

    Pope McCarthy
    Robertson TAA Mendy Doherty Masina
    KDB Pepe Sarr Saka Docoure
    Aguero Auba Jota

    I plan to go Aguero + Pepe -> Salah + Jimenez before GW31.
    How does it look?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      looks good
      extremely strong team for this game week when most will have only 2-3 dgw players and u have 9 for 31 and that can be 10 for a -4
      I like it
      but then whats ur plan for the 34 and 37 im guessing free hit in one and do u have bb left will need some surgery for that down the line

    2. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Do we reckon Mendy is going to get 2 x starts? Weighing him up myself

      1. lancet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I think there is a decent chance. He has started 3 of the last 4 of City's matches (including CL and cups). Also, going forward I like that when we doesn't start, he doesn't tend to come on as a late substitute (not that it makes a difference if only starts 1 of the 2 matches).

        1. Mondeo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          good call, cheers!

  19. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone else feel Salah will haul this weekend and is a better captain shout than Aubemeyang?

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      It could be close. If I had an auba I’d captain him. Currently on Salah but I feel like Bournemouth have been decent recently and unlucky.

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not at all. Nope. I feel he'll plod along, maybe get one goal.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ndidi back for Leicester home to Villa

      Vardy to (hopefully) stop hitting posts/missing penalties/being on wrong side of VAR/being injured

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Alonso still essential?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          He's rolling back the years - but not really an option for my team

    4. luk46
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, I think that!

  20. JUNITED
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I only have KDB for DGW. I think I'll avoid DGW and focus on the GW 31. Salah vs Bournemouth can outscore Aubameyang I reckon. And you just don't know whether Aguero will start for both games.

    1. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ok

  21. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Biggest headache this week is who to ditch for Aubemeyang...
    A) Firmino
    B) DCL
    C) Ings

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Dcl

    3. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Easy - sell Firmino if you're planning to free hit GW31. If not, probably Ings - despite his fixtures, can't ignore DCL form.

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ings

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

  22. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I got Pope in for McGovern last weekend and it paid off, but left myself with a headache, the idea of keeping Henderson was because he had 2 nicer fixtures on paper but its still a dilemma now... so, play:

    1. Henderson (NOR)
    2. Pope (TOT)

    Thanks guys

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      1

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      2.

      Cant see Tottenham scoring

    3. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      1

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      2
      cant see Spurs score

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Should I do Holgate to Saiss for free and play Saiss(BHA) over Taylor(TOT) ?

    McCarthy
    VVD TAA Taylor
    Salah KDB Maddison Martial
    Jota Ings Auba

    McG Lasc Holgate Hayden

    1ft, 1.3m itb

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Martial to Pepe/Mahrez?

  24. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Play 1:
    Stephens (already playing McCarthy)
    Or
    Saiss
    ?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Saiss

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Saiss

  25. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    West Ham's Jeremy Ngakia looks a good pick as a 4.0m playing defender. Started last two matches, looks preferred over Zabaleta. WHU Twitter loves him. Plays in the blank as well.

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      hmm looks good, but Hanley with 4.0 looks more promising have more minutes to play

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Good call

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Aubameyang captain will end in tears

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If this is to end in fire, then we should all burn together.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      and which captain will end in joy oh wise one

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Aguero or KDB

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      You are Auba-less I take it sir?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes 😆

    4. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      ...of joy

    5. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Tears of joy

  27. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Could you Rate my WC

    Krul
    TAA Doherty Mendy
    KDB Mahrez Mane Saka
    Auba DCL Jota

    Ramsdale Fernandez Hanley Cantwell
    0.2 itb

    Triple Norwich could be danger but they are the cheapest with better points.
    Any thoughts welcome

    1. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      How confident are you that Mendy will start 1-2 of the next games?

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        1 should be 100%, but only 50% for the next game. Who is the best replacement for around 5.0-5.5 def?

        1. Mondeo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          No idea mate - hate to say it but am looking at Bellerin as an alternative! on a WC also (a little bit of regret now I've triggered it also..)

          1. RIDZ
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            hmm Arsenal looks hard to get cs. Maybe I will go with Aurier as he doesn't blank on gw31

  28. Sicaholic
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A. C.taylor (TOT + Ings (NEW)
    B. Saka (WHU/mci) + Ings (NEW)
    C. Sarr (cry) + Jota (BRI) -4

    A & C would help towards gw31. B a possible chance for extra fixture for saka.
    All opinions are appreciated!

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      C

  29. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I have figured out the best chip strategy. It makes sense to keep it to myself right?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      That's what I'm doing.

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      As FPL is a zero sum game, yes

  30. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is McCarthy any chance of getting dropped this GW?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      That's a good and worrying question now that you mention it. Fingers crossed that he doesn't I suppose.