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The best mid-price and premium defenders for the FPL restart

Our price-by-price, position-by-position analysis of Fantasy Premier League assets continues with a look at defenders who cost £5.0m or more.

We’ve already assessed the cheapest goalkeepers on offer, the more expensive shot-stoppers and budget assets in defence.

Now we turn our attention to the pricier options at the back.

FPL have handed us unlimited transfers ahead of the Double Gameweek 30+ deadline, meaning that we can reshape our squads to our heart’s desire before football restarts on June 17.

There are 59 assets to choose from in the £5.0m-£7.8m bracket, although some of the group have either departed the Premier League, are flagged with an injury or are fringe players at best.

We’ll only focus on the ones worth considering, then, in our summary below.


Enda Stevens and George Baldock

  • Prices: Stevens (£5.2m), Baldock (£5.1m)
  • Ownerships: Stevens (2.3%), Baldock (11.8%)
  • Next four Gameweeks: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur

Sheffield United’s affordable centre-halves were included in our budget defenders piece but for those Fantasy managers who have a bit more money to spend, then the Blades’ two wing-backs offer more of a sustained attacking threat.

While nowhere near the levels of Liverpool’s two full-backs, Enda Stevens (£5.2m) and George Baldock (£5.1m) have nevertheless contributed ten attacking returns between them this season – that’s more than strikers David McGoldrick (£5.4m), Billy Sharp (£5.6m) and Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) have managed combined.

Baldock had started off the season the cheaper of the two but just £0.1m separates the pair now, following the intra-season price rises.

Stevens arguably merits the extra 100k, having supplied twice as many key passes as Baldock and having created more big chances than anyone in the Sheffield United squad.

The Irishman is actually fifth and third among FPL defenders for chances and big chances created this season.

Both players feature in the top ten for final-third touches and crosses among players in their Fantasy position, meanwhile.

The early Double Gameweek is the main attraction, with Aston Villa and an anaemic Newcastle United side representing two favourable matches.

The fixtures aren’t great thereafter, though, so, despite the Blades’ excellent defensive record (25 goals conceded, the second-lowest total in the division), their appeal may be short-lived.

Matt Doherty

  • Price: £6.3m
  • Ownership: 8.7%
  • Next four fixtures: whu | BOU | avl | ARS

There are cheaper routes into the Wolverhampton Wanderers backline than Matt Doherty (£6.3m), with Willy Boly (£4.8m) and Romain Saiss (£4.6m) offering a substantial saving on the Ireland international.

While those two centre-halves offer a threat from dead-ball situations, they can’t hold a candle to Doherty’s all-round attacking menace.

The Irishman hit double figures for goals and assists combined last season and is well on course to emulate that achievement in this campaign, having racked up nine attacking returns already.

He was also FPL’s form player (should that mean anything now) before the mid-March suspension, having averaged eight points per match in the preceding five Gameweeks.

No Fantasy defender has had as many penalty box touches, shots in the box or big chances than Doherty this season.

The fixtures are fairly favourable, too, especially in the first three Gameweeks back in which Wolves meet struggling West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

Perhaps the main concern would be over rotation or minute management.

Nuno Espirito Santo has generally favoured a settled side in his two years as a Premier League manager but there were a lot of changes at the start of 2019/20, with Wolves juggling Europa League commitments too.

With that competition not resuming until August and Wolves already eliminated from the FA Cup, the fixture congestion at least won’t be as bad for Santo’s troops as it will be for other top-flight sides.

Wolves having a very thin squad perhaps also helps Doherty’s cause, although Adama Traore (£5.7m) has and can deputise at right wing-back as an alternative.

Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  • Price: Both £5.3m
  • Ownership: Maguire (10.8%), Wan-Bissaka (14.4%)
  • Next four fixtures: tot | SHU | bha | BOU

With Brandon Williams (£4.2m) gunning for Luke Shaw‘s (£5.3m) position and Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) perhaps not as nailed following Eric Bailly‘s (£4.9m) return, we look to £135m worth of talent elsewhere in the Manchester United defence.

Harry Maguire (£5.3m) hasn’t missed a minute of Premier League football this season, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka‘s (£5.3m) only unenforced absence came in the form of a Gameweek 20 benching at Turf Moor.

That spot of festive rotation from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a mite concerning given the similar fixture congestion ahead but we can still expect Wan-Bissaka to start the bulk, perhaps all, of the remaining nine games and Maguire to be an immovable presence at the heart of the defence.

The former Leicester stopper is fourth among FPL defenders for attempts on goal in 2019/20, while Wan-Bissaka has shown clear improvement from an attacking perspective in the second half of the campaign, with his rate of take-ons, dribbles and key passes all up.

United had been in great form defensively, too, with four clean sheets in their last five. No coincidence, perhaps, given that that Fred (£5.3m), Nemanja Matic (£4.8m) and Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m), whose ball retention is a defensive weapon in itself, were in such good nick before COVID-19 stopped play.

Once the Gameweek 30+ trip to Spurs is out of the way, United then face seven of the 11 lowest-scoring teams in the division in succession.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk

Alexander-Arnold's consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank
  • Price: Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Robertson (£7.0m), van Dijk (£6.5m)
  • Ownership: Alexander-Arnold (44.6%), Robertson (19.8%), van Dijk (44.3%)
  • Next four fixtures: eve | CRY | mci | AVL

No guide to premium FPL defenders would be complete without Liverpool’s holy trinity.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) are the three highest-scoring FPL defenders of the season, having racked up 29 attacking returns between them.

No side has conceded fewer goals or kept more clean sheets than Liverpool, either.

Alexander-Arnold has been particularly phenomenal, registering an average of one assist every other start.

Jurgen Klopp has favoured a very settled side for much of 2019/20 but did make his traditional seasonal tweaks in December, with Alexander-Arnold and Robertson handed their only benchings of the campaign.

That track record for rotation in periods of fixture congestion ought to be a consideration, then, along with the near-certainty that Liverpool will soon have the Premier League title wrapped up and have relatively little – other than a record points tally – to play for.

Still, while the Reds are chasing down that elusive trophy, their well-owned premium defenders remain formidable options.

Alexander-Arnold’s creativity has been outstanding this season and he is basically a mid-price midfielder who not only will deliver regular assists but also be eligible for full clean sheet points. In summary: he puts every other sub-£8.0m asset, regardless of position, into the shade.

When the title is in the bag, we may have to reassess.

We don’t really know what Klopp will do thereafter but perhaps the loquacious German will give us some morsels in one of his press conferences as to whether he plans to give his fringe players some overdue starts between now and Gameweek 38+.

That may be when van Dijk comes to the fore, with the Dutchman having not failed to start a single Premier League match since January 2018.

Also Consider

Alonso back on FPL radar but Chelsea defensive woes continue 1

Like Doherty, Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) had been catching the eye before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a halt.

Three goals and 30 FPL points in the three Gameweeks before the hiatus continued the wing-back’s remarkable run of not having delivered a single blank in any of his 2019/20 starts.

‘Starts’ is the operative word in that sentence: there have been only nine of them this season.

With Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) and Reece James (£5.1m) also competing for the full-back slots, no-one could say with any conviction that Alonso will retain his starting berth when Gameweek 30+ rolls around.

Many of us will baulk at the idea of paying over £6.0m for a rotation risk, then, even if Alonso was posting some very eye-catching attacking numbers in the spring.

The three defenders could still all make the same starting XI if Frank Lampard deploys a wing-back system (Azpilicueta moving to centre-half) but he has generally preferred a back four since his appointment and indeed Chelsea adopted a 4-3-3 when they hammered Everton in Gameweek 29.

James is himself an interesting proposition, having made the line-up and caught the eye offensively in seven of Chelsea’s last nine matches, but even £5.1m might be considered too much of an outlay for a defender we couldn’t guarantee will play.

→ How many FPL points did Aymeric Laporte register across Manchester City's three Double Gameweeks?

Sheffield United aside, there aren’t too many defenders who leap out for the opening Double Gameweek.

The fit-again Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) has an excellent track record with Double Gameweeks, scoring 53 points across City’s three doubles last season, and was a reliable starter in City’s title-winning side of 2018/19.

Guardiola was careful with the player upon his return from a lengthy lay-off earlier this calendar year, however, substituting him near the hour-mark in Gameweeks 26 and 27 before the Spaniard sustained another injury. It remains to be seen just how match-ready he is ahead of Double Gameweek 30+.

Guardiola’s plethora of options at full-back is also off-putting given that we may not get two starts out of any of them, although Kyle Walker (£5.6m) and Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) have dropped to more attractive prices.

David Luiz (£5.7m) would seem to be the securest route into the Arsenal defence, meanwhile, having started every league match under Mikel Arteta’s stewardship.

The Gunners have too many alternatives in the full-back positions (as many as three on each side) to count any of them as surefire starters at this early stage, though.

A cluster of set-piece specialists can be snapped up in the mid-price bracket.

Matt Ritchie (£5.3m), Lucas Digne (£5.7m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) have all been heavily involved at dead-ball situations recently, with Ritchie seemingly first in line for penalties at Newcastle United (although he did miss one in Gameweek 29) and van Aanholt deputising from 12 yards when Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) is off the field.

For whatever reason, the final quarter of the campaign is traditionally when the Palace left-back explodes into life – but a tricky run-in will likely deter much long-term investment this time around.

The threat of rotation is a black mark against Ritchie’s name, meanwhile, even if he now boasts an ‘out of position’ tag following Steve Bruce’s springtime move to a back four.

The Scot was posting some very eye-catching numbers before the Premier League temporarily stopped and some of the Magpies’ remaining fixtures are very favourable, particularly the first four back.

He could very well be the low-key success story of Gameweeks 30+ to 33+ but with Valentino Lazaro (£5.4m) waiting in the wings, and Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) having played on the right flank before his move to the number ten role, Ritchie comes with a bit of a risk.

Digne hasn’t escaped Carlo Ancelotti’s rotation since the Italian’s appointment but we’d still expect the French full-back to start more games than not during the run-in, even if there would seem to be a good chance of a benching or two given the frequency of matches.

Everton’s final five fixtures (SOU, wol, AVL, shu, BOU) particularly appeal and he is perhaps one to consider once the Toffees’ first four games have come and gone, if FPL managers can stomach the possibility of Leighton Baines (£4.9m) playing a bit part.

Alexander-Arnold is the only defender who has created more chances than Digne this season.

The cut-price availability of James Justin (£4.7m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) perhaps dents the appeal of Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) and Jonny Evans (£5.3m), although the ever-present Evans has posed a decent attacking threat and sits joint-fifth among FPL defenders for attempts in the box this season.

Leicester have the third-best defensive record in the top flight in 2019/20.

The same perhaps applies to Ben Mee (£5.0m) and James Tarkowski (£5.2m), with Charlie Taylor (£4.3m) available further down the price list.

The two Burnley centre-backs do offer security of starts, at least, and more of a menace at set plays – but only one of their combined 32 efforts has found the back of the net this season.

While the Clarets and Leicester have proved sound investments for large chunks of the season, Spurs’ defensive record under Jose Mourinho (three clean sheets in 17 games) is less than impressive.

The promising fixture run from Gameweek 31+ onwards catches the eye but a shape-shifting backline and the cheaper price of the attack-minded Serge Aurier (£4.9m) is enough for us to overlook Ben Davies (£5.3m) and co for now.


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478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Twisted Melon
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    nketiah or martinelli on FH with Auba?

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 hours ago

      Neither.

    2. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 17 hours ago

      I’d agree with above. You’re looking at cameos from both.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 17 hours ago

      Saka

    4. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 hours ago

      Pepe

  2. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    Any changes needing to be made to this GW30+ template?

    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Saiss, Egan Targett, O'connell
    Grealish, KDB, Mahrez, Ozil, Mountinho
    Samatta, Aguero, Aubameyang

    12 DGW players

    GW 31: WC.

    TIA

  3. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    loquacious: Had to look it up. Good word.

  4. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    I know you guys don't want to hear this but Ederson is going to outscore Sterling.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 hours ago

      That's OK. Ederson will get 21 and Sterling 20. Happy Days.

  5. Hedge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    Great job on getting content up so quickly as things have been announced FFS. Any news on ticker being updated with the fixtures?

  6. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    I kind of like this post BB wc team, going forward from GW31 with a 3-5-2:

    DDG - fodder
    TAA - Saiss - 5.2 TBD (Taylor - Tanganga)
    Salah - KDB - Son - Bruno F - Pulisic
    Rashford - Jimi (Nketiah)

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Solid!

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I like it too but rather Maguire than De gea and pulisic to mount/barnes allowing you to have a stronger bench.

  7. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 17 hours ago

    Which option is better for BB30+?

    a-Kun,Cantwell

    b-Jimenez , Mahrez

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      if you capt Kun, then A, otherwise B

  8. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Ignoring GW30+ (the double) how is this team moving forward?

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Stevens Holgate Hanley
    Salah Pepe Fernandes Richarlison Cantwell
    Aguero Ings DCL

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      All good besides missing KDB

  9. Horlicks esq.
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Forgive me father for I will sin:

    Although i've been typing on the forums my understanding I am now a little lost.

    Step 1 - can we unlimited transfers a new team (for example 3/4 transfers for free is all I need)

    Step 2 -and then once confirmed can I click FH chip and change the team again

    Step 3- reverting back to the players in the team after Step 1 is complete.

    Hope that makes sense uh.

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      No you can’t.
      FH before GW30+ will revnet your team back to the 15 you had for GW38 deadline after the GW is done

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      No, you can't.

      Check the latest HT, I've included that question there.

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

      The Free Hit will wipe out any transfers done in the same gameweek.

  10. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Another try.. any way to improve this FH team?

    Leno
    Doherty Triple SHU
    Salah Sterling KDB Grealish
    Aguero Aubameyang

    (Nketiah, triple fodder)

  11. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    So I've got my head around the re-start. I get the unlimited transfers and how the chips work. I've looked at the fixtures. Everything is clear.

    I just have one question...

    Who is any good?

    I've forgotten which of the players are the good ones. I think there was a red team who were good, maybe a blue one?

    Can anyone remember?

  12. Hedge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    My thinking for strategy (WC, FH, BB left) at the moment, not seen anyone else discuss it:

    BB 30, some double gameweek options but not going mad, keep some players with good fixtures in 31, 32
    WC 33 when we have more info
    Keep FH in back pocket, use 38 if no better time

    Advantage of this strategy is that you get more info on the return before WC to maximise the last 7 GW.

    Disadvantages, you don't make full use of double gameweek.

    Is it better to WC with more info than to put your faith in triple SHU defence, Pepe and Samatta for one GW?

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I'm wildcarding in GW32+. Most of my free transfer picks for GW30+ will happily carry through to GW31, the only 'issue' is I'll be benching my Sheff Utd contingent but can use 1 x FT to fix that and give me some cover.

      1. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Yeh, 32+ could work too.

        Just thinking back to the start of a season, GW1 can have a lot of standout options who are one-week wonders. Could be the same with a return after a long break. 2-3 weeks worth of date is a lot more beneficial than 1 for me

      2. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Thinking about it, the only issue with WC 32+ is that you have MCI v LIV next - you wouldn't want them out but you wouldn't want them for that GW. Maybe FH 32+ then WC 33+?

        1. Bossworld
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          32 will be my opportunity to get rid of Salah and Aguero.

  13. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Why am i not seeing any chelsea attacker in any BB/Freehit teams ?

    Faces the worst defence in the league who even plays midweek. Hence Chelsea players will be much fresher and could cause absolute havioc

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Because DGW.

      1. Bossworld
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        (rightly or wrongly)

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Trouble is the che front lineup is a complete minefield of options right now.

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I have mount in my current bench boost side, the appeal is difficult to ignore.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      DGW madness

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Honestly Prefer Mount over Pepe Grealish McGinn Fleck Saka

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I personally am avoiding because of sheer number of options Available to Frank lampard.

      Only safe one is Mount i guess.

    6. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I have Mount in my team atm.

    7. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Abraham here.

    8. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 hours ago

      Hahaha, that's a good one, "cause absolute havoc" against mighty Targett and Reina? Don't underestimate the power of DGW, prepare for AVL's masterclass...havoc, phii...

  14. Amey
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    I am planning to go without Mane/Salah for the rest of the season (or at least next 3 fixtures)
    Is it suicidal to do so given EO ?
    Only Taa from Pool.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      for sure a Suicide Squad

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Ha ha
        Thanks mate

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I think you need to keep them until they at least secure the title.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        I was looking at Raz this GW & Son from next GW instead of Mane. Will give me enough money (son) to upgrade Grealish to Martial after 2 gw's.

        Or just stop thinking ahead .. 😀

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          Its tough.
          I have both Sal and Mane and can't bring myself to even consider removing them for serious FOMO.
          I have a feeling they are going to rip it up these next few games.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 16 hours ago

            Wow
            That is exactly opposite of my plan 😮
            Double pool attack ...
            I might just keep Mane then ..

            Cheers mate

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Just keep one with TAA unless your feeling brave

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Ha ha
        Thanks mate.
        Actually i am feeling brave.
        We all know how it'll end 😀

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          First time back on the site for 2 months. Hope all is well with you.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 16 hours ago

            Yes mate
            Good to see you 🙂
            Everything is fine.
            I hope you and your family are doing well too

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Who are you getting instead I think is the main question?

      Double up on both spurs and United attack? Or even triple United attack?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Mane Grealish
        OR
        Son Martial

        To be specific

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          Short term I think I'd rather have mane and grealish.

          But I'd rather have son and martial once the title is won for pool and all hope fades for villa.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 16 hours ago

            Fair enough.
            Thanks mate

  15. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Would you FH this team or just bin it ?
    No WC or BB!
    Leno
    TAA,Maguire,Lundstrum
    Salah,Fernandes,KDB,Sarr
    Rashford,Jimenez,DCL

    McCarthy,Saka,Taylor,Lascelles 3.3m itb

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      FH

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Currently thinking this. 3 United players and DCL after this week is good.

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Would free hit 100%. Team is really good, attack the double.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Yeh it does look good after this week. Plus 3.3m itb to upgrade somewhere too.

  16. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    What about this BB team without Aubam?

    Leno Reina
    TAA Stevens Baldock Doherty Alonso
    Kdb Mahrez Grealish Fleck Barnes
    Kun Abraham Jimenez

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I like it. Going without Auba too. Very similar to mine.

  17. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Any virtual fpl news I missed?

    I played a Aston Villa friendly game - Grealish started on the bench but came on after 68 minutes. Based on the result I think I will buy him...

    Aston Villa - Watford
    2-0
    Goals: 2*Grealish
    Assists: Wesley

    Attack involvement: Wesley: 6, Mings: 4, El Ghazi: 4, Grealish: 3, Doucouré: 2, Mariappa: 1

  18. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    6 slots left for BB 30

    A. Salah Abraham Cantwell Doherty Ederson Targett
    B. Pepe Auba Mcginn Saiss Ederson Targett
    C. Mahrez Auba Mcginn Doberty Henderson Bellerin

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      A

  19. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    What's the BB thoughts?

    Henderson Leno
    Alonso laporte Saiss Egan Basham
    KDB Fernandes Grealish Mount Mcginn
    Aguero aubameyang Jimenez

    0 Mill in the bank.

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      My main worry is laporte or ederson??

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        I would stick with ederson.
        Laporte has been out for soooooo long.
        He hasn't played 90 mins yet.

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        It's ederson/David Luiz or leno/laporte right?

        I'm leaning towards the latter, like it appears you are.

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          David Luiz is a never touch player for me.

  20. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Guys need suggestions after a long time..

    Chips available are:
    (wc, bb,freehit,tc)

    Gw30+ bb gw31+ wc... tc and fh nor decided yet.

    Gw30 team

    Henderson leno
    Target Doherty* taa* Stevens lascelles*
    Kdb grealish mahrez fleck saka
    Auba kun samatta

    G2g guys?????

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Can you not take out Doherty for Saiss and upgrade fleck?

  21. bryant
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Yay fpl is back
    RMT
    Bench boost and free hit are only chips looking to bb gw30 and free hit whenever
    Leno-Reina
    O’Connell, Stevens, Egan, Doherty, Maguire
    Salah-De Bruyne-Bilva-Willian-Grealish
    Aguero-Deeney-Nketiah

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Bilva is very sketchy on how many mins he will get. Same with Willian. But guess everyone is probably like that.

  22. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Joe Gomez still nailed?

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I would say 90% nailed.

  23. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Doherty or Laporte? Considering Laporte just returning from 2 injuries

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      For this GW only? Laporte. Otherwise Doherty.

      1. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        I’m not on FH so probably Doherty. But Laporte might be worth it TIL GW32+ and then I would 100% go Doherty.

        1. UnitedRthebest
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 hours ago

          Also I don’t know if I would want to use a FT to bring in Doherty later

  24. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Non WC boys, how’s your free hit teams looking? Im rolling with this currently:

    Leno
    Baldock Stevens Egan Doherty
    Sterling KDB BFernandes Grealish
    Aguero Auba

    Doherty and Fernandes 2 SGW players.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      I’ll be looking at it at the weekend.
      This looks a decent start.

  25. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    BB team, got FH and no WC. Anything you'd change? Tried to get a nice balance of DGWers and a good team going forward.

    Leno, Henderson
    TAA, Doherty, Egan, Lascelles, Aarons
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish, Fleck
    Auba, Jimenez, Jota

    Cheers!

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Why Aarons.
      Is he OOP now?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 hours ago

        Just needed a 4.3 defender with a decent game in GW30 for the BB. Will bench him permanently after

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Surely better fixtures in GW31 to BB? You can build a solid team for 31 and FH in GW30 to make the most of the one and only DGW.

  26. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Leno, Reina,
    TAA, Egan, Baldock, Lascelles, Boly
    KDB, B. Silva, Mount, Grealish, Cantwell
    Auba, Aguero, Jimenez

    BB active, 1.3 ITB - what would you improve? (only players with value are TAA, Auba and KDB)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      With 1.3 itb upgrade reina to Henderson is a no brainer.

      And I would worry about Bilvas minutes.

    2. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      Thanks, not sure I fancy triple SHU def.
      Any better options than B. Silva? He is one of Peps favourites...

  27. Aimar
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Cheers guys
    Welcome back
    RMT

    Hendo pope

    Alonso TAA Doherty Stevens kiko f.

    Salah KDB Sarr grealish Cantwell

    Auba jota pukki

    Is alonso a good pick or shall i get a lower deff and invest in the attack ?!

    Sarr or mount ?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 hours ago

      I’ve gone with sarr

  28. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Anyone considering David Luiz for DGW?

    Only needs a CS to be worth it, and has decent attacking returns, with 2 goals. Also nailed on to start both games imo

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      yes, he's a good option and is likely to start both games.

  29. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    Hi.....who is the better villa option for the double please?

    A....samatta

    B...mcginn (just worried about his minutes given previous injury)

    Thanks

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 hours ago

      A i think will score more. But I still think their are better forwards who have a single GW. Pukki, Abraham, Jimenez, Ings & C.Wilson

  30. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 hours ago

    BB GW30+
    Henderson | Leno
    TAA | Baldock | Lascelles | Saiss | Targett
    KDB | Sterling | Fernandes | McGinn | Fleck
    Aubameyang | Aguero (c) | Nketiah

    followed by:

    WC GW31+
    Pope | Button
    TAA | Doherty | Lascelles | Targett | Janmaat
    KDB | Fernandes | Martial | Son | Fleck*
    Kane | Jimenez | Rashford
    *or another lower price cheap mid. if value is lost elsewhere from transfers

    The WC team has no Liverpool attackers, but I think a Spurs & Man U double up could be a decent alternative. Any comments on either the BB team or the WC team?