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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.

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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. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    My team is in pretty decent shape but I have no WC left, just my BB & FH.

    Is it still best to safe my FH until a later date?

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm in a similar position and using FH in GW30+

      1. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        oooh, interesting.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Saving FH for possible chaos situation when games get postponed. Prefer BB after minimal transfers. Keeping 5/6 SGW players in all likelihood - still get 20 out.

  2. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    BB team with the triple up x4

    Leno Reina
    TAA Targett Basham O'Connell Eagen
    Mahrez KDB Grealish Ozil Cantwell
    Aguero Auba Jimi

    Thoughts?

    1. inactive
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      0-0 in Villa Sheffield and you're getting 100 points

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Wouldn’t go near Ozil. Other than that it looks good.

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    People without WC? What's the plan?

    1. zorro121
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      FH this GW

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Would ur team be reverted to the one u had before lockdown?

        1. zorro121
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Yep. But I made transfers during the break so my team is well set up

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            That’s what I’m doing. So glad I did!

    2. Mike82
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Plan A) unlimited transfers for DGW and BB.
      Plan B) Free hit and revert to a decent GWK 31 team
      Plan C) Unlimited transfers but take into account future weeks aswell.

      In short, I'm in the same boat and no idea.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm keeping FH.
      Using FT's to get Auba.
      Will go in DGw with Auba & KDB (Henderson also) and core of good players.

      I think these unlimited FT's are blessing 😀

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Only 3 DGW players?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Yes

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      FH as team good for BB following week

    5. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Going to make a couple of changes and bench boost. Might free hit on the week city play Liverpool.

    6. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Create a team that can carry me through rest of season with a hint of DGW.

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers fam!

    8. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      BB with 5 or so DGW players - using fairly minimal transfers. Keeping power midfield. Saving FH for later.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        FH for later? When would that be?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Just in case or when I want a complete makeover. I’m a week 1 zero preseason DGW sceptic for minutes

  4. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Grealish/Auba a better option than KDB considering the possibility of rotation? Or one can never know anyway?

    1. inactive
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Aguero 90 mins + 20 mins is more than enough for (C)

  5. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    For those a bit down about this I would remember that DGWs can go badly wrong, particularly with Pep at the wheel.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      One the other hand its almost certianly going to be the last dgw of the season

    2. inactive
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      It's definitely an unfair advantage

      I get a free WC, can bench boost it, and then change it all for free again on a second WC, with a FH in a bonus week

      That could, and probably will be a serious amount of points swing

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Its a dream setup for me with just WC/BB left, but we have all seen the SGWers go mad. Plus it will just be stupid rotation in this first week...literally anything can happen

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Massive advantage. Massive.

        Those who played the wildcard in January can hardly complain. But those who played it 29+ can feel aggrieved.

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, everyone feels separated into those that have their second WC or not now, will be tough for those without.

        1. SackWenger
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Would you not prefer that there wasn’t free transfers and have a wildcard over those who have used it

  6. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Could do with some help with gk and def for bb. 8.8m to spend

    Leno 4.5m
    Taa o connell egan targett 4.3m
    Kdb ozil sterling grealish fleck
    Auba aguero samatta

    Thanks

    1. lord_trumpington
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      GK: McCarthy
      DF: Aarons

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks i was thinking macarthy/ramsdale and aarans... great advice cheers

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Ramsdale & Aarons

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Krul and Lascelles.

  7. Leehane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    I have WC, BB and FH.

    Thinking of FH this week, to save value and keep the WC for later when starting 11s and form become clearer.

    As far as I can see the only drawback is only getting 11 DGW players, rather than 12. It seems so obvious, but am I missing something? Haven’t seen anyone mention this strategy yet.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Using bb later on means veing stuck with too much on the bench and no easy way of disposing it if u use wc to set up that bb side

      Or taking hits to set up that dgw team if u wc kater on

      Bb this week then wc after saves u that extra hit ppints too as well as carrying an expensive bench

      1. Leehane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Much obliged. Definitely lots to think about.

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Other downside to FH this week is that it negates this free wildcard we've all been given.

      1. Leehane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        True, but it’d leave me with a BB and WC to use in the last 7 weeks ( I’m really happy with my team for week 2)

        Main thing I’m worried about is price rises on the players who hit form early. I’m still torn.

        I don’t think there’s a lot in it. It’s mainly down to when the WC will be most useful, ie I won’t HAVE to use it for week 2.

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 22 days ago

    What do we do about lundstram now?

    Sell surely for a niled on shu defender?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Who knows, but at least with no price changes can leave it to last minute.

  9. lord_trumpington
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    GW30 +BB team draft (WC, FH, TC in hand)

    Leno/McCarthy
    TAA Lascelles Lundstrom Egan Konsa
    Grealish Mane KDB Fleck Bruno
    Aubu Kun Samatta

    Thoughts?

    1. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      i would lighten up on mane and bruno or 1 of the 2.. get them back nxt week on the wildcard... i dont see either games being that high scoring.

      1. lord_trumpington
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yes I’ve considered that but got quite a lot of value wrapped up in them

        1. Netters2018
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          thats fair enough i would want both of them back so if it makes it too difficult with funds due to tv then thats as probably as good as it can be. Lundstrum is a slight risk other than that looks good

          1. lord_trumpington
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Lundy tv is 4.9 so would only recoup 4.4 (which wouldn’t fund Egan etc) so figure best keeping hold

  10. SpagBol
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    On a BB, which option:

    1. Sterling + Aarons
    2. Mahrez + TAA

    Cheers

    1. inactive
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm keeping TAA as one of my SGWers but Aarons looks great as another odd one to throw in.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        This

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Well, at least my FH probably can't go worse than my last couple of chips, TC Mane and WC in GW29.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Pep says hi

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I'm almost certain it'll be another disaster, it's good to be back.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          yeah its a step nearer normally whatever happens

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Challenge accepted!

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Same exact moves I made.

  12. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    How do I raise £2.5m here (free hit) ?

    Henderson
    Trent Stevens Baldock
    Sterling KDB Pepe Grealish
    Aguero Auba Pukki

    3.9 Targett Doug.Luiz 3.9

    1) Trent to Ake
    2) Pepe to Pulisic
    3) Sterling to Mahrez/Sane
    4) Other

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      That's the exact forward line and mids I'm going for, I don't have TAA.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Just feel Trent can go mad in any game. Worried of him recreating that game to Leicester. I'd only taken him out weeks before..

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Maybe 3 most exciting (if you're feeling punty).

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah could be the one

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Pukiki to cheapest will give you most of it. Downgrade SHU defenders to Egan & whoever.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Fancy a Pukki hat trick though 😉

    4. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      3

  13. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Any thoughts on this FH team for the DGW? Thanks

    Reina
    Stevens - O'Connell - Egan
    Salah_KDB_Sterling_Grealish_Cantwell
    Aguero_Auba

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Decent, but no interest in 4-4-2?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Cantwell over a defender imo

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Maybe. Lockdown/today's announcement has fried my FPL radar.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Really nice

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I had considered 4 or even 5 at the back but would need to downgrade a mid to allow for someone like TAA, Doherty or Alonso.

      Not certain I will use FH yet as it just feels wrong when you have unlimited transfers.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks

    5. lord_trumpington
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Reina a risk, Was really poor pre lockdown so Smith may switch to Nyland

    6. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Good to know - thank you

  14. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    RMT:

    FH 30+ (No WC left)...

    Henderson
    Laporte Bellerin O'Connell
    Salah KDB Pepe Grealish
    Auba Aguero McBurnie

    Button; Tanganga, Williams; King

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Bellerin down and McBurnie up?

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Better options without triple SHU defense?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Enda and Fleck for JOC and McB in 1st XI?

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Get rid of Salah for a City attacker
      Laporte to Trent
      Bellerin to Stevens
      McBurnie to Pukki/Samatta

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    How does this team look for GW31+ BB?

    Pope McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Holgate Taylor Lascelles
    Salah Mane KDB Bruno Hayden
    Jiminez DCL Wood

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Gw31 as in the the GW after the DGW?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yes

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I haven't looked that far yet!

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Double Liv mid?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yes! Why?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Can't see any cricket scores for Liv next couple of weeks and maybe time to downgrade 1 (especially if they wrap it up early).

  16. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    TAA an interesting one for those that currently own, but want to Bench Boost in GW30.

    Probably would drop him for the Bench Boost, but many will have so much value tied up in him they won't be able to buy him back in GW31.

    Issue doesn't arise with a similarly increased value player, KDB, because people keeping him for the DGW.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      CBs way ahead?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I think there will be fewer CS going forward than on average (based on Bundesliga). So I am more in the camp of choose as many explosive players as you can and hope you catch some of their explosions.

        So I am more in favour of players like Alonso, Doherty, Digne, Fernandez, TAA etc generally in defence.

        Just on a Bench Boost with a DGW, you probably want to put the money into KDB, Aguero, Auba, etc, which limits you in terms of keeping expensive defenders.

  17. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hendo* (Krul)
    TAA - Fernandez - Saiss (Williams, Simpson)
    KdB* - Pepe* - Grealish* - Fernandes (Guendouzi*)
    Auba* - Aguero* - DCL

    Saves FH, gives me a bunch of DGW players with long-term potential.

    1. Williams + Grealish

    or

    2. Egan + McGinn + benching nightmare for DGW

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Answered your own question there.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah, you might be right...

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Atm I have similar draft in my mind. Trying to find out if there will be another DGW later. So not sure yet what to do. Good team.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I actually went with (2). Benching Saiss.

  18. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    They are still going complete FA cup? At least one more DBL GW to come?

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Unlikely, schedule takes into account FA Cup games.

      1. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Ok thanks a lot.

  19. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    If you had to choose between one of the following pairs for a BB30+, which one would it be?

    A) Reina + Lundstram
    B) Henderson + Targett
    C) Henderson + Aarons

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B probably highest ceiling (cue Lund 25 pointer)

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Definitely B

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      C

    5. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

    6. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks all 🙂

  20. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    i assume bb gw30 is the way to go or are there more dgws planned until the rest of the year ? thanks all.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      just realised there are not that many games actually sorry. feeling a bit rusty after so many weeks of not logging in the game 🙂

      1. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Very unlikely to be any more DGWs barring mishap. Death or glory this week with the BB, as long as you have the WC left to fix things afterwards

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          thanks Moment 🙂

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      BB the week your bench looks best and you have least concern for rotation.

      If you free wildcard into 12 MC, Arsenal, SU and AV - why play the BB?

      If you free WC into those teams and Can’t WC out, the next two weeks look quite tough.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        thanks Marmalade.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Not planned mate.
      But IF fixtures get postponed due to any unforeseen events (quite possible right now)
      We'll get more.
      But I'd use BB this GW only and get done with it.

      Good to see you back 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        hello Amey hope you are well. I have not a clue what to do to be honest . need to catch up quickly 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I am good mate ..
          You will catch up. Plenty of time

  21. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    I still have WC and FH, so I might just set up with the FH team I was going to have anyway, then can spend my WC the next week or week after. Effectlively the unlimited transfers is like a 2nd FH. Do you agree?

    Need to keep an eye on the following weeks. Have some Wolves for the 2nd week back if I don't WC immediately and keep Auba for Norwich, 3rd week back.
    GW 33+ looks tasty for Chelsea, ManU, ManC, Liverpool. Maybe FH that week.
    GW 36+ tasty for Chelsea and ManC, an alternative.

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      With teams playing every four days or so, there will be rotation.

      You confident Arsenal won’t rest Auba for the Norwich game?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Confident of nothing. I do hear Arsenal are skint though, laying off scouts. They need European football (if it comes back).

  22. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Who scores more in 30+:
    A) TAA (eve)
    B) Targett (SHU/CHE)
    C) Egan/O'connell (avl/new) - already have Stevens and Baldock so would be a nervy triple up

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'd say C on paper, but having a triple up is ballsy.

      Maybe go B in that case?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thing I don't like about C is they don't have the attacking threat to fall back on

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    is 30 the only dgw left ? thanks

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Looks likely unless there are some further unforeseen circumstances.... but this is 2020

  24. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Sorry, sure this has been said many times... But why have head to head leagues been completed? Why could they not just carry on as normal?

  25. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Evening all - good to be back!
    I'm sitting on this at the moment with 0 changes.

    Do you think I ought to BB this week and keep this side in the bank or save the BB and just treat this week as a wildcard?

    McCarthy - Button
    TAA - Doherty - Holgate - Lascelles - Simpson
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Traore - Cantwell
    Vardy - DCL - Ings

    Thanks

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Mean Free Hit, not BB*

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I would WC that and BB this week.

  26. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Do prices start changing tonight? I guess we'll know tomorrow.

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Nope. No price changes

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      No price changes before the GW30+ deadline.

  27. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Need a 4.3m defender for BB.

    A) Aarons (SOU)
    B) Lascelles (SHU)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

  28. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    GK Ederson, Leno
    DEF TAA, Targett, Baldock, Mings, Egan
    MID Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fleck, Saka
    FWD Aguero, Auba, Jiminez.

    How's that looking for BB GW 39, with wildcard to follow week after...?

    .3 in bank so could maybe Henderson over Leno and an Arsenal defender for 4.9 or 5.4 or an Arsenal mid for 5.3...

    Thanks

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Excellent. What's your TV? Must be high. My team is basically the same but with Nketiah instead of Jimenez.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Are you sure you've typed that out right? I'm 3.8m short of affording that team. Granted my TV isn't high but wow that's a lot.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks mate, yeah all typed out right

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Squad value is 108.3

  29. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Think I've nailed for Free hit team. Thoughts?

    Leno
    Lunds Baldock O'Connell
    Salah KDB Sterling Grealish
    Auba Aguero Samatta

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Very nice.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Nice. Om looking at trent rather than salah

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          yeah gotta say when I think about it Trent actually could be more dangerous than Salah for points

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Prefer Samatta to McGinn?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Good shout. Think they are similar and like the punt on him

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Samatta nailed.

          McGinn coming back from injury and more likely to have mins reduced I'd say

  30. EL tridente
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    How is this team looking? Will BB
    Henderson, Reina
    Laporte, Sokratis, Boly, Maguire, Egan
    KDB, Grealish, Fleck, Bruno, Richarlison
    Jesus, Auba, Jimenez