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Recapping the best Man City players ahead of FPL restart

Manchester City players are the talk of the Fantasy Premier League community ahead of Double Gameweek 30+, with good reason.

They face Arsenal and Burnley in the opening round of Project Restart matches.

We are currently recapping every team in the Premier League as FPL prepares to resume later this month, using data from the period just before March’s coronavirus suspension.

While we appreciate that much has changed since then, it still serves to know who went into lockdown in the best form.

We continue that series with a full examination of the Manchester City squad, using Gameweeks 23 and 29 as our selected period as they missed out on Gameweek 28 due to the League Cup final.

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  1. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any comments on my BB draft? (no wildcard left)

    Leno Henderson
    TAA Doherty Egan Lascelles Targett
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Fleck
    Auba Jota Pukki

    1. GuenDoozy
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same boat here, i think its really good. A Kun haul could punish you though since he will be in most FH/BB teams and will be (c) for most

      1. GuenDoozy
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ive got a very similar team but with Kun:
        Leno Reina
        TAA Saiss Egan Targett Lascelles
        Salah KDB Dilva Grealish Fleck
        Auba Kun Jota

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yours looks great too. I would say that it's a bit more risky than mine but probably gets more points than mine in gw 30

          1. GuenDoozy
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Agreed, need Kun because a 20+ point haul over the DGW would kill my rank. Ill probably ship him out to get Bruno/Son/whoever is on form when i have 2FTs in GW32+.

            1. Jullepuu
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Your team is definitely very tempting because it has the "big four" in it

              1. GuenDoozy
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Without sacrificing too much id say. Saiss, Dilva (out for bruno/son in 32) and Reina(for 30 and bench GK till the end of the season) are solid picks.

                1. Jullepuu
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Agreed. Shame that I'm 1.6 short from your team and because of that my plan seems better for me

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      With BB I would personally look at your cheap benchers having a DGW.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hendo, Lascelles, Targett and
        Fleck doesn't seem bad to me

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Not a case of bad buddy. Just thought an ideal time to have DGW's on the bench.

    3. Mondeo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What do you reckon about Doherty? Have him in since pre-COVID but can't decide now if its too much $$$ at the back or not..

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Great fixtures and he might play rm. He is really attacking. If you are trying to get all the big guns in then it's probably too much

        1. Mondeo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yeah thinking more for the rest of the season - I've got some decent cash in a TAA/Maguire/Doherty back line and wondering if I should break up the party or not...

          Its a shame the 'form' of a few months ago counts for nothing now!

          1. Jullepuu
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I would get rid of Maguire before Doherty but he is cheper of course.

    4. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Leno + Henderson ties up a lot of money on your GK bench unless you make a GK transfer. Then again, you need a playing second keeper for GW31+ if you choose to keep Henderson going forward. Egan/O'Connell + Reina would net you some extra funds over your Targett + Henderson combo, but it comes down to your GW32-38 GK rotation plan: are you planning to play or bench Henderson/Leno?

      DCL is an alternative to Pukki. Mahrez is a DGW punt option instead of Bruno, but needs a transfer to get rid of so Bruno seems better long term unless WC31 or FH30.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I'm still toying around with the goalkeepers but that's a good suggestion for sure. I have a lot of faith in Pukki at the moment

  2. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    My BB Team. I am planning yo take wildcard afterwards.
    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Baldock, Fernandez, Lundstram, Saiss
    Fernadez, Grealish, KDB, Saka, McGinn
    Aguero, Aubamayang, Samatta

    Bank: 1.5m

    Please suggest i have balance in my bank.Also little confused about auba, pepe, lacazette

  3. Sotamendi84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) aguero + pepe
    B) sterling + lacqzette?

    1. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      S

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        *A

    4. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    5. Irish Villan 1985
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  4. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    3 city players of choice for GW 30+?

    A) Aguero
    B) KDB
    C) Sterling
    D) Mahrez
    E) B Silva
    F) Laporte
    G) Ederson
    H) Other

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ABD

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Evilliers

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That's an interesting pick. Why Mahrez over Sterling?

    2. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ABF although I have D over F for now

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ABH , H being Dilva

  5. Irish Villan 1985
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts? Trying to balance DGW and long term as I don't have a WC left.

    McCarthy

    TTA, VVD, Engles, Saiss

    Salah, Pogba, KBD, Grealish

    Auba, Aguero

    Button, Long, Lascelles, McCarthy

    1. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd personally have Stevens over VVD and upgrade Pogba to Bruno but looks good

      1. Irish Villan 1985
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks Mate, did you read about Pogba being played in the 10, could be a game changer? Or is Bruno still a better option?

  6. Coldplay
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Kun + Bruno
    B) Salah + Jimenez

    Still have WC left

    1. Irish Villan 1985
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  7. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    After DGW, which combo for rest of the season?

    A. Martial+Jota
    B. Sarr+Abraham

    1. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A looks more exciting and reliable

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    4. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A. by some way for me

  8. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GW30 only

    A) TAA & Egan
    B) Alonso & Baldock (also -0.4m value lost on TAA)

    1. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    4. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      stopped reading after TAA 😉

    5. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    6. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Thanks all, was somehow getting tempted by Alonso. Cheers for giving me a much needed slap

    7. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  9. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best defender only for this gw( max 5.5, not city or Sheffield)

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      maybe a punt on Sideshow Bob?

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Chelsea or Leicester looks good for CS if looking outside DGW players.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Schar or Evans

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bellerin

  10. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I think i am going to follow my gut feeling and go without a pool attacker for next 3 GW's at least.
    Keeping hold of FH.
    Team's set up now ..
    How's she looking ?? 😉

    Leno
    Taa Eagan lascelles
    KDB Raz Bruno Grealish
    Auba© Vardy Jimenez
    3.9 Luiz Siass Taylor

    0.7m itb

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Raz Grealish will make way for Son Martial in subsequent GW's

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good team and good plan getting in Martial & Son!
      I'm also going without Liverpool attack but might hold Trent + Robbo

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers buddy 😀
        IF Auba fails to impress, can take hit to get Mane for Pool's home game to Villa. But i am thinking about rotation now with Pool after the inevitable title victory.

        It's basically a choice between Auba and Mane then afterwards. Son & Tony looks great as they are talismans so less rotation prone as compared to Mane i guess.

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I'm considering Bruno, Martial, Pogba triple MUN mids for fun but the whole double pain might be too much to take if we flop!

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Ha ha
            Not happening !!
            We'll end this season on a high. Let's see how Pogba Bruno looks playing together. Last chance saloon for Pogba i guess

  11. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Morning

    Who would you have out of Aubameyang or Aguero if your other two strikers were

    Jimenez Ings

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      For 1 week, Kun
      More than that, Aubameyang

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        this

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Aguero

  12. Omar kamal
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    https://t.co/UyLQHtHcD2
    Football quizzes

  13. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If you currently have a strong team for the remainder of the season + BB, freehit and wildcard all available, what is the best strategy going forward?

    A. Freehit this GW, and use the chips later
    (no team value losses)
    B. Use unlimited transfers and BB this GW, use wildcard next GW

    I’m starting to think that A is the best one, as BB (with Aston Villa etc players) doesn’t look that tempting...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm leaning towards A, in the same situation. Don't want to sell my Liverpool players with high value for this week, so FH and all in on ManCity attack is my plan.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You don't need to have AVL players though, many teams have decent fixtures in this round as well as in next few GWs. You can fill your bench with NEW/WAT/SOU/LEI/WOL players.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I have a feeling wat-lei will be high scoring.

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would say A but then there's nit gonna be much opportunity to use BB, plus you want a squad of 15 starters to make the most of it, which you won't necessarily want for other weeks

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        How do you know who are going to start this gameweek after a 3 month break? Some managers desicions will be made based on fitness test, and we have no clue about players fitness.

  14. Timon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why is everyone going ALL IN In this GW?
    Are we assuming, there wont be any other double GWs?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah
      No DGw planned yet. But any postponement could creat more DGWs

  15. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rate my team (Bench Boost) - 8 DGW players

    Leno (DGW) - Henderson (DGW)
    Baldock (DGW) - Egan (DGW) - Targett (DGW) - TAA (eve) - Saiss (whu)
    KdB (DGW) - Grealish (DGW) - Salah (eve) - Barnes (wat) - Cantwell (SOU)
    Aubameyang (DGW) - Jimenez (whu) - Pukki (SOU)

    Plan to do:
    GW 31+: Baldock >> Justin
    GW 32+ : Grealish >> Brunooo

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      City may punish you

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Is Targett nailed?

      1. Cak Juris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yes

  16. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pondering a few options for BB.

    Here’s the latest idea:

    Leno Reina
    TAA Egan Basham Lascelles Target
    KDB Dilva Grealish Oezil Fleck
    Auba Kun Jimenez

    Had to sell Salah to do it. Worth it?

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      BB with Dilva, Fleck and Targett...don’t like the idea.

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Why?

  17. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I have 5.3 , and need one striker.

    Atm I have gone with origi . Has a good record against Everton.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ayew sure?

      1. The Overthinker
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I am not sure. It's just for one GW though. So won't mind any punts

    2. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’ve gone for Nkeitah.

      Started arsenals last 3 premier league games. Arteta seems to rate him more than Laca at the moment. And a little bonus he scored a hatrick the other day against Charlton!!

  18. Aftermath
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How's this for a BB team?

    Leno Henderson
    Taa Baldock Egan Doherty Targett
    Salah kdb grealish Luiz cantwell
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      So your BB is Leno, Targett, Luiz and Cantwell? I guess you want 0-0 from the Villa-Sheffield match and a CS for Arsenal against Brighton.

  19. bradplum
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hi guys rating for my GW30+ BB team please? Will WC 31+

    Ederson Leno
    Stevens O’Connell Fernandes Targett TAA
    KDB Grealish Mcginn Pepe Fleck
    Auba Aguero Jimi

    Thanks

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      So your BB is essentially Leno, Fernandez (Newcastle), Targett and Fleck? Seems legit. Saiss and Egan are solid alternatives to Fernandez though.

  20. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    if what left was only your BB and FH what would be your strategy?

    It's really annoying when the FPL stopped right after I used my 2nd WC

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Personally: FH now since it's DGW, ignore the FTs available, and BB later. GW34+ looks like a decent BB option to me.

  21. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Lindelof nailed? Or Bailly will play some games?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Baily will play some games for sure.
      Maguire/AWB or nothing for me.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        If you're looking to invest in United's defence, don't overlook De Gea. Good value there.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          There was a time when he was untouchable ...
          Now he's a shadow of his former self 🙁

        2. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Plus about as nailed as you get.

  22. JfA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heeelpppp!!
    Just went to activate my FH, do I have to make all my transfers before it will come in to play.

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't want to end up with a team full of Sheff Utd and Arsenal

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Once you activate it you can carry on doing transfers until the deadline. After it will go back to the team you had prior to doing any transfers

  23. radawson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this GW30+ BB team? Will WC out in GW31/32....

    Leno Henderson
    TAA Egan Targett Saiss Lascelles
    KDB Mahrez Pepe Grealish McGinn
    Auba Aguero McBurnie

    Cheers! All suggestions appreciated

  24. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    With only FH and BB left:

    Henderson Pope
    TAA Doherty Stevens Fernandez Taylor
    Salah KDB Barnes Cantwell Rice
    Aguero Jimenez Jota

    itb 0.0

    too much differentials?

  25. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    BB in dgw30 and WC in gw31. Template team elsewhere.

    A) Leno, Alonso, Son, Saka, Ayew
    B) Pope, Fernandez, Sterling, Saka, Ayew
    C) Ramsdale, Kelly, Salah (meaning I would keep him), Saka, Ayew
    D) Ramsdale, Alonso, Cantwell, Barnes, Lacazette

  26. Mortal.Swinbat
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any help would be really appreciated guys

    I have BB & FH left. I’d like to BB this week as I’m not overly happy with my current team (it’s not terrible but there’s some changes I’d like to make) and then FH some other time.

    Here is current team

    Henderson
    TAA, Alonso, Stevens
    Salah, KDB, B.Fernandes, Richarlison
    Jiminez, Ings, Jota
    Button, Hayden, Lacelles, Stephens

    I’m looking at unlimited transferring and BB to...

    Leno
    TAA, Stevens, Saiss
    Salah, KDB, B.Fernandes, Grealish
    Aguero, Jiminez, Ayew
    Reina, Targett, Lacelles, Cantwell

    Leaving money in the bank to do Aguero & Grealish > Son & Rashford after DGW?

    Cheers

  27. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    BB30, and WC31

    BB, FH, WC chips left.

    0.0M ITB

    Henderson - Leno
    TAA - Stevens - Baldock - Saiss - Lascelles
    KDB - Sterling - Grealish - McGinn - Saka
    Augero - Auba - Samatta

    Best option ?

    A) Baldock & Saka
    B) Egan & Cantwell

    Thoughts ?
    Tnks guys.

  28. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any thoughts about going Jesus instead of Aguero. Understand that aguero starts all the home games and not many away but why do you think that that is? Could be because he needs the fans backing. Can really imagine them starting a game each with aguero most probably be against Arsenal rather than Burnley.

    Thoughts welcomed

  29. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    No price change for GW 30* ?

  30. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Correct me if Im wrong...

    If Pool beats Everton, they win the league in DGW30 if City loses one of their two games. Right? 4/6 for City and they mathematically cant win it in 30.