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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. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    is no one else rolling the Lord Lundstram dice..?

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

      so risky now with Berge about

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

        ah good shout

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

      Probably not but I haven't sold him yet just in case Berge or one of the other midfielders gets injured before the deadline.

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

      Went Egan for my SHU def cover. Am fully cognizant I may live to regret it.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm keeping. Hoping for one start and a 20min cameo. He also played 90 last game and got an assist iirc.

    5. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm doing it, he's going to get at least 90 minutes.....

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

    How does this free hit team look please?

    Leno
    TAA Baldock stevens
    Kdb sterling grealish fleck
    Kun auba samatta

    Thanks

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

      Close to my team. I like it.

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

      As good as it gets - am going same but McGinn and Pepe over Fleck and Samatta

    3. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah looks fine.

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

      think I might actually go the same but Pepe over Fleck

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

      Looks like a points monster

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

        Cheers.... don't think I can stretch it to pepe....would mean ditching TAA - and not willing to do that...

    6. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      U know we have unlimited transfers right?

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

    Any concern about LIV players after they clinch? Is Klopp going to go after the record point haul or preserve the big guns, do you think?

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

      Will probably give some of the kids minutes, think the unbeaten record going was massive. Nothing much left to play for once title is secured.

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

      I’m concerned.
      I don’t think he’ll risk his players getting a serious injury.

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

      I’ve been wondering this too. It could all be over by gw31 so am v tempted to trade in my Pool chips for the DGW

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

      I think they'll go for the points record but we may see some kids be rotated in every so often, especially with the 5 sub rule. My concern would be if we do drop more points and that record becomes unachievable then there rly would be nothing to play for

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

      Yeah, my thoughts exactly. It's how come I've gone TAA-only (well, that, and this is the only way for me to afford Kun).

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

    Any thoughts on this BB Team (will WC next week)?

    Hendo Reina
    Targett Rico Basham Egan Lascelles
    Sterling Salah KDB McGinn Saka
    Auba Kun Martinelli

    Would be easier if I sold Salah, but too much money tied up in him...

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

      Grealish over McGinn....will take big John a few games to get back in to it after injury and can’t see him playing the full 90 in each of their 2 games

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

        probably doesn't have funds

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

      Did Rico lose his spot? How come he didnt play 27-29?

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

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      WC 31+?

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

        I don't see why he'd have richarlison if it was

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          True, wouldn't go with 0 Liverpool players.

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

        Dont have WC left..

  6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hello guys its been a long time..Now coming to the point..bb 30 means 4 teams have dgw so if you bb only one player from the bench will have dgw right?so what's the advantage over fh?a single player right?So I guess is it better to fh 30 wc 31 and use bb tc later.?(I got all of them though)

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      You can pick your BB players specifically for one fixture, when WC them out.

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

    Convince me Grealish is worth the extra mil over McGinn?

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

      Grealish is Villa's talisman and best player. The last time McGinn played football was almost 6 months ago.

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

        Damn you and your logic...

  8. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    So my wc has been wasted ?

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

      No. These are very weird times and FPL is not a priority. They've done the right thing giving everyone a WC.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah. I hope everybody is doing well

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

          I still have my WC and I don't think it's as unfair as some may think. It's been 3 months since the last game tbf.

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

        Fpl is not a priority, so why change it?

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

      Were you a gw29 wildcarder as well?

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      It has if you used it on gw29 yes. Unlucky.

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

    RT... 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?

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

      They auto carried on.

  10. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    If using FH this week...

    When do you plan on using BB?

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

      31 fixtures are tasty

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

      I've not got a plan atm. Just going to take things as they come.

  11. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    FH Team. Decent?

    BB left. No WC.

    Leno
    TAA Egan O'Connell Targett
    KDB Sterling Pepe Grealish
    Auba Augero (C)

  12. Wensink
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    First pass at my FTs:

    Ings > Rashford
    Robertson > Laporte
    Barnes > Fleck

    Yay or nay?

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

      Concern about Laporte's match fitness. MCity's defense looks putrid from the FPL standpoint this year.

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

    That vFPL result has made me think I should have gone Guaita over Henderson now.

  14. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Am I right in thinking private head to head leagues will not continue?

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

      Why not? Its not gw 39 its back to gw 30

  15. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - Doherty - Maguire
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Bruno - Grealish
    Jimenez - Jota

    (Button Holgate Cathcart Nkietah)

    Only FH chip left.

    A) Use FH to maximise on DGW and get this team back in GW31+

    B) Use unlimited transfers to get KDB, Aguero, Grealish, SHU def & other long term options.

    Cheers! 🙂

  16. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Looking at this the final stretch of the season.

    GW30+ - Unlimited Transfers + Bench Boost
    GW31+ - Wildcard

    Which will leave me with my Free Hit for any other DGWs that happen.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Seems like best chip strategy to me if you have those chips left.

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

        Thanks.

        1. Pulisic 4 President
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 21 days ago

          Hi Mike,

          Debating the same. Likely doing what you said. But I wonder how much team value I will lose in doing so... Could make it tough to get the lads I want back.

          Only way I see it working is by "punting" my Liverpool assets, mainly Salah - which I think could make sense with Son back. I see Son as better than Salah for rest of year, given Liverpool will likely rest some once they clinch the title.

  17. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Head to Head leagues.

    If I was to create a h2h for the remaining 9 games and manually added the points total to the h2h points in the regular season, would this be a fair way to calculate h2h totals over 38 games? anything I’ve missed?

  18. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    The only reason I can think of FPL giving everyone unlimited transfers is to entice people back on the game. Or am I missing something? Playing squads and fixtures are pretty much the same.

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Complete click bait - correct. Traffic for the website as was at start of season I imagine.

      Its a 9 game season - kids play.

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

      This gap has been longer than the usual gap between two seasons.

      All form, fitness, planning for bgw etc. out of the window. justice has been done

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        There cant be form - by definition.

        You cant be in or out of form in these circumstances. It'd be a great debate to guess who the unknown 9 week superstars will be.

        I have Sarr in my team - i hope he sparkles.

        I think Rashford will be key - hes been all over social media playing around in his garden, as has Billy Sharp. What a retirement party that would be.

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

          I obviously mean form before the lockdown, players i got before he lockdown based on form wont be anywhere near that level. Not sure why that is so hars to u understand

          Also my team was heavily based on not playing fh in bgw 31. that was also out of the window

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

        Surely the form and fitness is the same situation for everyone though? That doesn't warrant giving everyone a free wildcard? Planning for the blank is a good point but again how does the unlimited transfers amend this? Surely in the most part that damage will have already been done.

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

          Unlimited transfers allows u to be flexible especially for those that based their team on chip use at that time

          For my point on form see above.

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

            I guess it's a bit of a "get out" option for those who made significant changes/wildcards just before lockdown. It's a fresh start for all but it certainly seems more of a benefit to those managers who have used their second wildcard or free hit.

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

              It favours those who actually did not use their 2nd wc

              Allows them to get the best out of BB. Those who have already used their 2nd wc in a spot of bother now looking at the comments

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

                I guess the argument is they've either already "benefited" from playing it or played it recently enough to select players they thought would do well for the final 9 games. Free hit may still be an option for them. I guess I can't help but feel those who haven't yet used their 2nd wildcard should get the benefit.

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

                  I still have my WC and this is the best news for me fpl wise. I guess mymaybe thats why im defending it so much lol

                  BB would have been very hard to play otherwise eith no more dgws

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

                    I'm in the same situation! It's made the decision very template. Most will likely BB and then wildcard out of it. It might have been more interesting without the unlimited transfers.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Because 3 months without football is a long time. Many people used their Wildcards for various reasons. Like some people used it cause they thought Harry Kane will not be back this season, etc, now he is. It's the same for everyone, and it's a lol at those who made transfers during it being cancelled to get an edge over others.

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

        I'm trying to nail down a definitive reason for the unlimited transfers. If they had not offered them that would also be the same for everyone. I guess the large gap is the best justification but i'm not actually convinced enough has changed (in FPL terms) to justify such a significant thing as unlimited transfers for all ahead of GW30.

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

          Because many used it and made their team for the double game weeks coming up in 34/35 and 37, and blanks as well, which now aren't happening. That's probably why.

        2. Pasqualinho
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          They’ve done it to entice people back, I’d say. Whether it works or not is not really a question that can’t be answered on here - Most of us were always going to play regardless.

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

            Got to be honest I just can't shake that overriding feeling. It's simply to get people back into FPL. Despite the significant real life gap I actually think it would have been slightly fairer to simply continue the game as it was.

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

              For me, yes. But I hit WC in GW29 so I’m one of the big losers in the unlimited transfers restart.

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              As I said, many used WC to catch up and planned for the DGWs in 35/37, which now aren't happening.

              1. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah fair point. I guess if you wilcarded to attack doubles that now aren’t happening the opportunity to change your squad again is a fair compromise.

  19. Horlicks esq.
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Mahrez anyone? Dont trust the Aguero/Jesus conundrum....

    Also: Did any footballers travel home to their respective nations just before the lockdown? Is there anyway of seeing who isnt actually in the UK right now?

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

      Yes, I am definitely looking at Mahrez. I think with 5 subs available he will actually see more minutes on average.

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Ta.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Good question. I guess checking players social media accounts helps. Most have probably been back for a few weeks if they left to visit their families.

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        How so? No international travel right?

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

    bb30
    wc31

    fh whenever

    could be a plan right ?

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

      Think it’s the only plan, if you have those chips still

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

        Only have ~10 DGW players for the bench boost and wildcard 32 was my thought.

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

          Fair enough, I don’t really want multiple City, Arsenal or Villa players past the double.

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

      fh could also work gw30 (see henning below).

      thanks all.

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

        That’s wrong.
        You can’t use unlimited transfers, and FH in the same week.
        Just like you can’t FH in GW1.

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

          Damm there goes my plan : )

  21. Mattias
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Do we know if prices are frozen, or do I need to be concerned about price rises before the 17th?

    I'd rather not have to rush into getting players and potentially lose value.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yes FPL have confirmed prices are frozen until next deadline.

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

        Excellent... see you next week then hah!

  22. Horlicks esq.
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Price freeze until GW30+ (Think DFS sofa sales, that just dont quit)

  23. Henning
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hmmm.
    With BB and free hit left.

    What is the best option?
    Can i make all the transfer i want now with unlimited Transfers, and use free hit for this uppcoming gw?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      yes. and yes.

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

      yes that seems like a very good option actually

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

      Hoping for an FAQ with the increase in traffic, but if you play your FH your unlimited transfers will be lost

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

        what if you do your unlimited transfers first ? then play fh

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

        But only for 1 gw right?
        Ort does Unlimited Transfers count as a chip?

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

          your team in gw31 would revert back to the team you have done unlimited transfer with. i dont think it counts as a chip no. i wouldnt mind someone confirming my post though 🙂

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

            No, your team in GW31 would decent back to your pre-lockdown team.

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

              Revert*

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

                ah ok I see. fh would void the unlimited transfers then. thanks a lot

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Yes it would. You cannot enjoy unlimited transfers AND the FH chip before next GW

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

                    thanks 🙂

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

                  No worries.

    4. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      No you can’t.

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

    a) Pepe + Sterling
    b) Mahrez + Salah

  25. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Just transferred in Grealish, Samatta and Targett. I feel dirty.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Still have your WC mate, or you’re a mad man.

      If you still have your WC, you havent really transferred them in.

  26. Aston VII lalalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    So for those of you not playing FH in GW30+, is there another obvious fixture to play it where the fixtures swing either side?

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Would you play saka over jota for the DGW?

  28. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    So I had a quick gander at things not a great OR 480k - FH, BB and WC left. Need to try and make up 75 points on mini league leader.

    I was thinking about going no Liverpool and going all in on the DGW.
    Is that what most people chasing are doing?
    Or is that idea doomed to failure?

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

    Anyone looking for a Villa differential for the DGW (or simply strapped for cash)....

    Keinan Davis

    Suffered with injuries but a real talent when fit, and he scored in the Albion friendly on Saturday.

    He’s priced at 4.3 as a MF in the game but more of a forward in the mould of big Emile Heskey.

  30. Horlicks esq.
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Has anyone actually pressed the 'commit' button yet?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Im not married, no