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The best mid-price and premium goalkeepers for FPL restart

There is a selection of viable goalkeepers in the mid-price and premium price brackets ahead of Fantasy Premier League’s return.

With the fixtures now rolled out, we have been going through each position by price to pick out the best assets for the next round of action.

We have already looked at the increasingly sparse category of budget goalkeepers as well as the defensive rotations on offer in that position and for budget defenders.

With more money required to buy into this bracket of goalkeepers, we will be assessing which, if any of them, could act as a set-and-forget option between now and the end of the campaign.

David de Gea

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Ownership: 11.4%
  • Next four fixtures: tot | SHU | bha | BOU

Manchester United’s defence certainly offers plenty of potential to Fantasy managers ahead of the Premier League’s restart.

They were among one of the best performing back-lines in the lead-up to the coronavirus suspension and return to action with a long-term set of appealing fixtures.

Between Gameweeks 24 and 29, Manchester United were joint-top in the division for clean sheets, keeping a total of four, while Burnley (two) were the only club to concede fewer goals than them (three).

Admittedly, they did ride their luck at times, as they conceded 48 shots in the box during this period, more than nine other teams. The Red Devils overperformed against their expected goals conceded, suggesting they should have been breached more times than they were between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

However, it must be said that David De Gea (£5.3m) played his part in that overachievement, saving 15 of the 18 shots on target he faced during that period. While 12 goalkeepers produced more stops than him in those six matches, the Spaniard’s save percentage was among the highest.

Between Gameweeks 24 and 29, Nick Pope (£4.9m) topped this chart with 90.5%, Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) was second on 84% while De Gea was joint-third on 83.3%.

Even if it is difficult to read too much into from the pre-coronavirus era, Manchester United’s fixtures still stand out.

In the short-term, they are slightly less appealing, with Tottenham and Sheffield United their first two restart opponents.

However, with those games are out of the way, United face Brighton (away), Bournemouth (home), Aston Villa (away), Southampton (home), Crystal Palace (away) and West Ham (home) before going to Leicester on the final weekend of the campaign.

Across that final block of nine matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have just one match against last season’s big-six, the fewest of any team in the Premier League.

Furthermore, they are joint-top for remaining fixtures against teams in the bottom half of the table alongside Manchester City with a total of six.

Rui Patricio

  • Price: £5.2m
  • Ownership: 9.9%
  • Next four fixtures: whu | BOU | avl | ARS

Since arriving in the Premier League, Wolves have typically been clean-sheet-nearly-men. However, they began finding some traction in that department in the first few months of 2020.

Like Manchester United, Nuno Espirito Santo’s kept four clean sheets from a possible six in the build-up to coronavirus suspension, conceding just four times (joint-third best).

Crucially, they benefited from the return to fitness of Willy Boly (£4.8m), who rejoined his colleagues in the Wolves first-team for the Gameweek 25 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

In the 2019/20 season so far, Wolves have kept seven clean sheets in 13 appearances made by Boly, and just one shut-out in the 16 matches played without him.

That bodes well for Rui Patricio (£5.3m), especially in light of Wolves appealing fixtures.

The next three look particularly good for the Portuguese international as he faces West Ham (away), Bournemouth (home) and Aston Villa (away) in the first three post-suspension Gameweeks.

It does get a little more mixed for Wolves after that, but not by much. They then host Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace as well as travelling to Sheffield United, Burnley and Chelsea. The Gunners and Blues are perhaps to teams to worry about in that run, but any Patricio owner would be more than happy starting him against most of those clubs.

His ability to rack-up saves also took an upturn in the months before the coronavirus suspension. Between Gameweeks 24 and 29, Patricio stopped 83.3% of the shots on target he faced, the joint-third best in the division, level with De Gea.

Ederson

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Ownership: 11.7%
  • Next four fixtures: ARS + BUR | che | LIV | sou

The main appeal of Ederson (£6.0m) is not difficult to understand: Double Gameweek.

But it’s more than just about the two fixtures for the Brazilian, it’s the fact that he probably remains the only nailed-on Manchester City player to start both games.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) is likely to be popular with Fantasy managers and, even though he is exceptionally important to Pep Guardiola, even he faces more competition for his place than the goalkeeper.

Ederson’s appeal in the immediate short-term is increased by the lack of clarity over outfield defenders at Manchester City.

In ordinary circumstances, Fantasy managers might look to Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) on a larger scale but right now it is difficult to predict he would start both Double Gameweek matches.

The Frenchman had only just returned from injury when the Premier League was initially suspended, making just three appearances between Gameweeks 24 and 27 – none of which lasted longer than 77 minutes. In fact, the last time Larpote played a full 90 minute match in the Premier League was all the way back in Gameweek 3. Guardiola typically likes to manage the minutes of anyone he deems not to be fully match-fit, which could arguably apply to any outfield player in his squad considering how long they have been able to train together.

Both of Manchester City’s Double Gameweek fixtures have their appeal, especially as they are both at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens kept a clean sheet at the Emirates earlier this season and restricted Burnley to 89 minutes without a goal before giving a late one up in a 4-1 win.

Beyond the opening Double Gameweek, there is slightly less to like about Manchester City’s fixtures as they face Chelsea (away) and Liverpool (home), especially considering Ederson’s premium cost.

READ ABOUT BEST MAN CITY PLAYERS FOR DGW30+ HERE

Dean Henderson

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Ownership: 16.3%
  • Next four fixtures: avl + new | — | TOT | bur

The same could potentially be said about Dean Henderson (£5.3m), who also has an appealing set of Double Gameweek matches in the short-term but a questionable schedule beyond it.

Aston Villa and Newcastle were among the most goal-shy teams in 2020, both of them featuring in the bottom five for goals scored between Gameweeks 24 and 29 (five and three respectively).

That combined with Henderson’s impressive save rate over the same period (81.3%) makes the Sheffield United man a serious contender for a place in Double Gameweek 30+ squads.

But is he worth holding onto beyond that? Potentially not. In Gameweek 31+ the Blades face Manchester United, a game that Henderson will have to miss because he is ineligible to face his parent club.

After that, it’s a home match against Spurs, who scored the third-highest number of goals in the six matches prior to coronavirus suspension.

A trip to Burnley in Gameweek 33+ is certainly worth starting him for, but after that, it’s Wolves and Chelsea. As we referenced in our budget goalkeepers article, Henderson is best paired with a cheaper option to plug the gaps in his mixed schedule.

Bernd Leno

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Ownership: 5.6%
  • Next four fixtures: mci + bha | sou | NOR | wol

Fantasy managers looking for a goalkeeper with a decent set of games after a Double Gameweek should definitely consider Bernd Leno (£5.0m).

Arsenal’s defence has never been particularly impressive but the clean sheets did take something of an upturn under Mikel Arteta.

Between Gameweeks 24 and 29, the Gunners recorded three shut-outs from a possible six, the joint-second best in the division.

There was an element of fortune about that statistic, as can be referenced in full IN THIS ARTICLE. However, Leno also played a part in helping Arsenal overachieve against their expected goals conceded (xGC).

He saved 19 of the 23 shots on target faced in the last six matches before the coronavirus suspension, at a rate of 82.6%. Furthermore, the Arsenal man is second for saves across the whole campaign (104), behind only Martin Dubravka (£5.1m) on 116.

That particular stat is sure to come in handy when Arsenal travel to face a busy Manchester City attack in Double Gameweek 30+, while Brighton (away), Southampton (away) and Norwich (home) are certainly to be considered favourable fixtures.

As already referenced, perhaps the biggest risk with Leno is the fact that their defence was still papering over cracks in the early months of 2020.

Between Gameweeks 24 and 29 they recorded a relatively high xGC of 10.06, the seventh-worst – but conceded just four times. That led to them achieving the lowest xGC delta of -6.06. Effectively, they should have let in more goals than they did. Such a long time without competitive football could always see Arteta’s men revert to normal.

READ OUR LATEST ANALYSIS OF THE ARSENAL SQUAD HERE

Martin Dubravka

  • Price: £5.1m
  • Ownership: 1.8%
  • Next four fixtures: SHU | AVL | bou | WHU

The final two options to briefly consider are included largely on account of their save-making abilities.

Across the whole course of 2019/20, Dubravka leads the way for stops (116) and was third for the same statistic between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

Newcastle’s fixtures also appeal with Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Ham all set to come to St James’ Park in the first four Gameweeks of the Premier League restart.

The Magpies kept three clean sheets from the last six matches before the coronavirus suspension but were potentially lucky to do so. During this period they were fourth-worst for shots on target faced, although that may well have been a benefit to Dubravka – and could be so once more.

Vicente Guaita

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Ownership: 2.1%
  • Next four fixtures: bou | liv | BUR | lei

As already mentioned, our final inclusion gets onto the list on account of his save-making ability.

In the last six matches before the coronavirus suspension, Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) was second (25) only to Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) for total stops (29).

Those efforts led to three clean sheets for Crystal Palace, the joint-third-best in the division over the same period.

Crystal Palace’s immediate fixtures for the restart are certainly mixed, but meetings with Bournemouth and Burnley have some clean sheet potential while Liverpool and Leicester could be the opposition to unlock save bonuses from Guaita.

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737 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    If we use free hit will all our unlimited transfers get cancelled? or can we make transfers and free hit

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Free hit cancels unlimited transfers

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

      Cancelled. Reverts back to week 38

      Had the same idea and was roundly and rightly corrected

  2. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Best GK strategy for Project Restart?

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

      Did you read FFS GK article?

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Not yet. Titled?

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

      Two of Ederson, Henderson and Leno for DGW30 BB and then WC to Pope + fodder.

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I’d rather have Foster than Pope.
        Burnley with nothing to play for now.

        Also I’m going all out attack with City and Arsenal, so won’t waste a GK spot on them.

        Henderson is a lock though.

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

          Foster a decent shout.

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 2 days ago

            My strategy is to focus on WC’ing in players with something to play for....especially if they are younger and with a good injury record.

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Hendo and McCarthy for me in DGW. Spending as little as possible on keepers

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I’ve gone Ederson and pope, no chips left but their fixtures line up pretty well until the end of the season

    5. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers all for your contributions

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    In a pickle...Looking at my squad value and players I want for the run in, I think I'll have to FH rather than unlimited transfers. But then BB goes to waste. Have WC

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

      Points over pounds. Don't sacrifice a big green arrow in the DGW to preserve some value.

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

      Got to BB if you’ve WC available, no brained

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

        Brainer*

  4. HamezMace
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Feel the buzz around FFS again!

    Welcome back strangers.

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

      Ha ha

  5. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    FH in GW32+ when Liverpool and Man City face off looks pretty decent.

    I think the obvious strategy for those with WC, FH and BB is to:
    - BB in GW30+
    - WC in GW31+
    - FH in GW32+

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

      FH could be nice in GW38 with all games kicking off at the same time. Usually a high scoring week and might get early team news.

  6. Marc Jobling
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    It's either FH30 or BB30/WC31 here. And I used those GW30-38 free transfers so my GW31 Wildcard won't be much different from my current team:

    De Gea
    TAA. Boly, Lascelles, Cathcart, Hanley
    Salah, KDB, B Fernandes, Barnes, Hayden
    Aubameyang, Jimenez, Ings

    As BB30 is only a few cheap bench players better than FH30, is it best I go with the first option and not waste the Wildcard?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I still think the BB30/WC31 is the best strategy here.

      1. Marc Jobling
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I think it'll be most popular but a WC31 will still have Salah, KDB, TAA, Jimenez, Auba, Bruno etc.

        And BB is only Saka and a 2nd GK away from FH so...... I don't know haha.

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          It’s a tough call for you I’m afraid mate.

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Unlimited transfers 😮

    WTF .... So those who used Ft's after GW 29 dropped about 400-500 places for no reason 😀

    I am not complaining though. It's going to be fun pre deadline !!

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    So there it is. Unlimited transfers

    Good job

    PRO unlimited transfers UNITE!!!

    1. inactive
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Surprised you're still playing the game 😉

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

        Got mocked all week last week for that. Only fair that i give back now 😉

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          I was 99% sure you wouldn’t, so fair play

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

            Im just kidding. Just glad we have unlimited transfer now i ca use my bb chip

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

      Nightcrawler 😆 remember it was me pretty much only defending it thinking it was the right choice. What they’ve done is exactly how I would have done it. It’s fair for all.

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

        Yes well said good to see fpl doing the right thing despote the pressure

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

          Lots of FPL managers will come back now, ones which understandably would not have used FT when no football was scheduled. So balanced is restored.

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

    Fair play to FPL.

    Are price changes live now lads or after GW30+ deadline?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      No price changes until the next deadline

  10. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    price and tied value aside, which one of Mané or Salah would you ditch?

    There's a lot of talks around a possible Mané transfer to Real, so it might play a role in this end of the season?

    I think they are quite even in terms of FPL points potential, but maybe Salah is safer in terms of security of starts and gametime?

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

      Salah on pens, Mane slightly cheaper. I cant see much difference in gametime as of rn although there Salah did miss training today due to a knock apparently. I'm confident he'll be fine tho so its almost impossible to choose

  11. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    FH surely still an option if you have used 7 or 8 free transfers whilst the game was down ?

    1. Marc Jobling
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Same here.

      We (almost) had the unlimited transfers, whilst also being able to FH30.

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

      Yes, I quite like my team, and don't want to dismantle it. So I will FH.

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

      Yeah, seems a shame not to use the opportunity of unlimited transfers but going to FH anyway as my changes were done on a slow wildcard.

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Same boat.

        Thoroughly disappointed to see FPL Towers rewarding casuals with unlimited transfers for no other reason than to claw back engagement, but spilt milk and all that.

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

      in the same boat as you guys, my team looking ok at the moment and I don’t really want a team full of double game week players going forward

  12. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Does this mean you can use the BB chip?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Assume so

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks.

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

      I hope so or it goes to waste for me

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

      Aye you can

  13. Pdrpro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this BB team for Gameweek 30+, with a Wildcard then the week after?

    Henderson Leno

    Targett Egan Doherty Baldock Fernandez

    Sterling KDB Grealish McGinn Saka

    Aguero Aubameyang Jota

    So 3 players from each of the DGW teams, Fernandez against SHU and Doherty and Jota against WHU

    Anything you'd change?

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

      Do you have a WC. It's gonna look ugly the week after.

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

        Yep said at the top, wildcard straight away for GW31+

        Not sure how much value I'll lose mind you having to transfer all my players back in mind you, but at this stage of season not sure that's too big a deal

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I like it

  14. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Can you do unlimited and bench boost?

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

      Yes.

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Great news. Source?

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          Here comes the plane

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yep

    3. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Try it out I guess.

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

      Yes you can

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Have BB and WC left

    BB gw 39 followed by WC best strategy surely?

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      That's my plan too

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

      That what I’m doing.

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Won't you lose team value getting your best players back on the WC?

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

        Dont think ive much vakue tied up in players plus i wont get a better chabce to use my bbi dont think i will

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

        Yep, but depends at this stage of the season if you need the cash that much. Good opportunity to go for some cheaper differentials. Points over profit for me at the minute, through all that cash at green arrows, you can't take it with you!

      3. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        My ‘best players’ are Salah, Mane, Auba and KdB, and I don’t want any of them back after GW30.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 2 days ago

          Surely Salah is a must.

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 2 days ago

            Not for me. Once the league is won I don’t see Liverpool keeping the same intensity.

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

      Ok thank u guys

  16. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Can someone clarify the best way to avoid price drops. Would using a Free Hit avoid this? I'm presuming unlimited transfers won't.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I mean price rises

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      No price drops until the season restarts anyway.

    3. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yep - don’t make any - as in don’t confirm then you can choose what you want to do just before deadline. No price changes before 1st game so just don’t confirm transfers

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        OK Thanks

  17. Surfeit of Lampteys
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Welcome back [Richard Madeley voice]

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

    For the DGW BB only:

    Ederson, Leno
    TAA, ---, Egan, Targett, Lascelles
    KDB, ---, Grealish, Fleck, ---
    Aguero, Aubameyang, ---

    A) Nketiah, Salah/Mane, Douglas Luiz, Stevens
    B) Jimenez, Fernandes, McGinn, O'Connell

  19. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    So in essence...

    - If you're happy with your team for whatever reason, you use FH and WC at some future point

    - If it's in no shape for a DGW, you use Unlimited transfers, play BB, then WC GW31+

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      We did have another free wildcard in the weeks leading up to this

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

    So, how much value we losing if/when we go down the Unlimited Transfer/Bench Boost strategy?

    -0.4m - TAA
    -0.1m - Rico
    -0.1m - Barnes
    -0.3m - Salah
    -0.4m - DCL
    -0.2m - Jimenez

    -1.5m Total here. (This is disregarding DGW players, who I would be keeping anyway.)

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

      The value only matters if u're bringing them straight back in on WC, still probably be a decent loss tho

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      You'd probably only want TAA and Jimenez back anyway. Maybe Salah too

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Posted on earlier article in error!

    At least those of us who have to FH rather than BB don’t have the risk of potentially losing a lot of value on players we want back whereas BBsters might find it hard to get good set up and keep heavy hitters in squad ( known as clutching at straws....

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

      really when you think about..Bench boosters this week really only get 1 extra double gameweeker and it's likely to be someone dross and then a choice of 3 extra single gameweekers. We will still have a bench boost to use tho to cancel those points out at end of season!

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Sort of, but many were only running with 6 or 7 dgw players because they were dross but the can load up for a BB

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

          Exactly. If you're getting 11 DGWers without BB then that means you don't have good SGW players like Salah, Mane, TAA, Fernandes, Jimenez, etc.

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

          true. The advantage I guess is to keep some decent sgw players in the boosted squad. I still think we would have a few weeks to make decent ish bench boost later on. Even 31 looks pretty good for fixtures too

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

            I reckon a max of 10 DGW players for me even if bench boosting

    2. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      The argument to BB isn't to get all the dross double game week players, but maximise use of your bench when players are fresh!

  22. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    How is this looking for a BB team?? Will WC in 31.

    Leno*, Reina*
    TAA, Lascelles, Egan*, O'Connell*, Targett*
    Salah, Grealish*, KDB*, Fleck*, Saka*,
    Auba*, Aguero*, Jimi

    That gives me 11 double gameweek players.

    Do you think its worth doing TAA for Laporte and upgrading Saka to McGinn to give me 12 players?

    Cheers

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

      wont saka play?

  23. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    At the risk of being thick here, does this mean if everyone sells a given player this week there will be no impact on their price after deadline?

    Eg everyone sells salah, then buys him back next gw, then his price will go up but not down first?

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

      E.g. For Salah, he won't fall in price before the deadline.. but yes, he may rise afterwards.

      We are at the mercy of the price change algorithm. Remember, Wildcard transfers won't count (at least, until you submit your Wildcard.)

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Is this a wildcard?

  24. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    If you are free hitting, would you keep TAA?

    My team build down to TAA and a bench mid.

    Or pepe and targett (2 x dgw)

    Thanks

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

      I just made this free hit team keeping TAA.

      Leno
      TAA Stevens Baldock 4.0 4.0
      Sterling KDB Pepe Fleck Grealish
      Aguero Auba 4.4

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Nice team. Similar to where I'm looking.

        Looking at samatta tho

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

          yeah I could lose TAA and get in Samatta I guess. Not sure I even want Pepe tho he is pretty bad!

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 2 days ago

            You must have insane budget for team above!

            Pepe the kinda player who could explode

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

      I suspect Liverpool are prime for 2 weeks anyway. Full strength and gunning for the title. Everton defence was pants before lockdown. Edging towards keeping Mo Mane TAA and then possibly switching out after 2 weeks or so.

      TAA is an attacker right?

  25. Wensink
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Apologies if this has been asked/answered already but if I don’t use my unlimited free transfers this GW do I lose them for the following GW?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yep

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

      yeh ofc, it isn't a WC

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

  26. balint84
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Agüero or Rashford?

  27. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Why is nobody looking at Samatta (other than being pants)? Is he not DGW Villa's only fit striker?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Shhhhh

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I imagine a fair few will go for Nketiah

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

          He's competing with Martinelli though.

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

          Think I’m going with Nketiah

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

      Does it matter if he's pants? Seen quite a few people mention him though so wouldn't say nobody is looking at him.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Nailed in my free hit team

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

        Not for me for one GW. I can get 10 DGW starters and a bench boost with him.

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

      I am, now 😀

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

      Is he nailed?

  28. Football Legs
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Hello everyone! FPL is back. Planning to BB30+. So, to do BB, use the unlimited transfers and then use Bench boost chip?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Depends on whether you still have wc. If not you will be stuck with a load of dross, but yes if you have a wc to sort it all out afterwards

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

    Where can I see if I've used my WC yet? - my mind's a blank!

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

      Transfer history

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

        I mean GW history

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

          thanks

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

      Gameweek history

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    It’s my first seasons of fpl, one thing I’ve never understood is the ‘team value’ thing - is there any reward at the end of the season for having a high value team ?

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

      No. But some people play their own private games..try and get the highest TV.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Doesn't matter at the end, but it helps to get De Bruyne over Mahrez. Or TAA over Gomez etc