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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. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 hours ago

    Would you FH this team? Or BB with unlimited transfers? Or does it look OK for the run in?
    No WC
    Pope krul
    TAA Doherty otamendi ctaylor kiko
    Salah kdb fernandes sarr saka
    Auba ings jota

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      BB with unlimited transfers

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 hours ago

      FH. Your team is solid for the rest of the season. No reason to maim it into bits for a marginal BB boost. You can just FH now and BB on a normal GW.

  2. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 hours ago

    Doherty vs BOU or Alli vs WHU

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 hours ago

      Doherty

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Alli

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Doherty

      1. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Thanks all I’m going with Doherty

  3. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    How does Lei line up at the back with Pereira out?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Chilwell Evans Soyuncu Fuchs
      I would think them but maybe Justin In rb

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Justin I think will play.

        Cheap and attacking.

  4. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Which forwards are you looking to own after this GW?
    Im currently thinking about Jimmy, Rash and Vardy/Abraham

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Jimmy and Rash, but totally undecided on the third.

      1. KUNingas
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Currently own Ings, Vardy and Jimmy. Trying to figure out which one I want to have after BB

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          Rash. Dcl. Jiminez

          1. JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 14 hours ago

            This.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 14 hours ago

              Rash, jimi, Ayew

              As a spud I really want to find a way to get Kane in but might just settle for son

              1. JabariParkersEyelid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 14 hours ago

                Rash, Jimi, Ayew playing mainly 3 5 2 is looking really good I think.

                Getting son in looks so much easier than Kane for me.

  5. reo19uk
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Very early draft of my team using BB but how does this look any advice appreciated.

    Henderson, Ederson
    TAA, Baldock, Basham, Luiz, Lascelles,
    KDB, Grealish, Luiz, Saka, Fernandes
    Aguero, Jiminez, Aubameyang.

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Can't knock that attack.
      What about bruno to Mahrez for this gw

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Forget that. 3 mcy

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Are you doing a WC for GW31+ and can get back any players you may want without losing value?

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Ederson Luiz to Leno laporte gives you .4 to turn lascelles into saiss.

      Would also personally prefer cantwell to saka but that's me. Don't see saka getting a lot of minutes.

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    good enough for gw30, bb ?

    Henderson / reina
    TAA / Luiz / Egan / laselles / saiss
    kdb / sterling / grealish / fleck / saka
    auba / aguero / samatta

    Will WC gw31

    thanks a lot

  7. Littlefish92
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Few questions

    Who is the best 5.7 defender to get ?

    Also who would you have out of these 3 only need to pick one ings - jota - dcl ?

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      AWB and DCL

      1. Littlefish92
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Thanks 🙂

  8. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    All chips intact + WC. 38K overall rank- Hope to hit the top 10K!

    GW 30: Bench Boost - going 12 DGW x 3 Singles.

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

    GW 31: WC

    TC Options:

    GW 32: Auba Vs Norwich
    GW 33: Salah vs Villa
    GW 34: Aguero Vs Newc
    GW 35: Salah vs Burnley
    GW 36: Aguero Vs Bmouth
    GW 37: Rashford Vs WestHam
    GW 38:Aguero Vs Norwich

    Free Hit: Will probably use it in GW38 when we see what teams have something to play for or Incase there is Postponement on 1 game for whatever reason allow to get in DGW players... Never know.

    Good luck to you all!!

  9. Best GW30+ RMT scores and players
  10. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    What’s funnier than all those asking if they can make unlimited free transfers, then play FH and get their new UFT team back next week are the hundreds, maybe even thousands who will just do it without asking 😀

    1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      https://youtu.be/ViMF510wqWA

      Cough *Champ* cough 🙂

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Give them a hand and they want the whole arm. 😀

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      I thoroughly enjoy writing monthly reviews of the works league. My favourite is the free hit to make one transfer.

  11. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    If I dont use any transfers this gameweek how many will I have next gw - one or two?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      You have unlimited transfers for next gw...

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Yes but I dont need them...

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          Tough break, you have them. Nowt you can do about that.

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Pick one please:

    A) Laporte, Mourinho and Pepe
    B) Fernandez, Sterling and Saka

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Mourinho?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Haha auto-correct. Moutinho

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      B

  13. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Folks, which one?

    1) David Luiz & McGinn
    2) Doherty & Cantwell

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      2

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      2

    3. Aimar
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      2

  14. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on how to upgrade this lot? Of the chips, only FH left. Had Aguero, but really nervous about game time in and following the DGW.

    Ederson - Krul
    TAA - Fernandez - Saiss - Tanganga - Simpson
    KdB - Fernandes - Pepe - Grealish - Guendouzi
    Auba - DCL - Pukki

    4.7 ITB

  15. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Hi. How does this free hit team look?

    Main issue is fleck v mcginn v samatta.

    Leno
    Baldock Stevens targett
    Kdb sterling pepe grealish fleck
    Auba kun

    Thanks

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Struggling with that final piece too for my BB. Looks nice though. I’d probably my punt on Samatta

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Cheers... I guess that final place is a punt isn't it...

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Best 4.9m mid here for BB?

    Leno / Hendo
    Alonso / Doherty / Egan / Basham / Targett
    KDB / Grealish / Cantwell / Sterling / ???
    Auba / Agüero / Jota

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Saka

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Think he’ll get both games? M

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          He’s pretty versatile, played really well before the break and it makes sense financially for Arsenal to invest more in their own talents than before. Can see him getting 120 minutes.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 14 hours ago

            Tierny only just back from injury and saka looked really good, bound to get some minutes

    2. PortisRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Douglas Luiz

  17. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Is it crazy thinking auba is the only good arsenal option?

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      No

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      No he probably his

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Leno is a decent option if you are bench-boosting, or wish to take advantage of the DGW but do not have a wildcard to remove the Sheffield United players.

      Leno has got good fixtures for the next few GWs.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Good point!

  18. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Not seeing Salah or Mane in many teams. Is having KDB, Aguero and Auba better?

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      People running out of money. Or free hitting. Won't be ditching Salah until the league is sewn up

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Majority of them are probably looking at DGW only (as always)

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Who’s the best 6.4 ish mid going forward after this week

    Sarr
    Mount
    Barnes

    Other ?

    No chips

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Sarr
      Barnes
      Mount

      in that order

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Barnes over Sarr, in the short term.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Barnes

  20. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Henderson
    Trent Baldock E.Stevens
    KDB Sterling Grealish McGinn
    Aguero Aubameyang Pukki

    Stekelenburg Targett Ake Cantwell

    Also:
    1) Trent, McGinn, Cantwell
    2) J.Simpson (3.9), Pepe, Doug.Luiz AND start Targett/Ake

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Lovely. Stick with 1.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        This

  21. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Evening guys.

    Finally settled on a Bench Boost team after days of tinkering. Decided against going all-in on DGW players and opted for a more balanced squad.

    McCarthy
    Alonso_Doherty_Stevens_O'Connell
    Salah_KDB_Grealish_Fleck
    Aguero_Auba

    Krul / Jota _ Cantwell _ Lascelles

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Like it! Chips left?

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Thanks.

      Just got FH left. Not sure when I'll use it though!

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 hours ago

      Good call.
      Too many BB team missing Salah.
      Good to see you are keeping

    4. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 hour ago

      Very nice but I would want Jiminez. Next week could you do Aguero > Jimi and Jota > Rashford?

  22. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    For BB

    A: Aubam Targett Lascelles
    B: Abraham Doherty Alonso

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      B

  23. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Sterling KDB Kun or just 2 of them and Laporte?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      All 3 takes too much funds other places in the team

  24. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    TAA, Doherty and Jimenez sgw players

    Henderson, Leno

    TAA, Stevens, O’connell, Targett, Doherty

    Kdb, Mahrez, Grealish, Saka, McGinn

    Aguero, Auba, Jimenez

    Will probably WC GW 31, and also have FH left

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Maybe jimenez > jota to upgrade mahrez or Saka if you can?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Cheers! Only 0.3 in the bank, so wouldn’t give many exciting options to Mahrez or saka without shuffle too much around

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Can’t see mill upgrading what you currently have so good to go in my eyes

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          Cheers, feels like getting closer

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Yep, looks good. Just need to hope Mahrez gets decent playing time.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 14 hours ago

        Cheers! Other city mids to have over him, except from kdb and Sterling?

    3. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      No pool attack & double villa is risky

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 hours ago

        I know it’s A gamble, but will WC next week

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 hours ago

      I'd probably stick with Mahrez, Sane too risky, Sterling too pricey for his output.

  25. dylano21
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Best Combination for wolves ?

    A) Boly + Jimenez
    B) Doherty + Jota

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      So close! B maby

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      A, Jiminez will kill it

  26. Adderz
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Anyone on GW30+ bench boost going for any unusual punts for their 3 SGW players?

    Think i'm going for Alonso.

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 14 hours ago

      Alonso is a fantastic choice. For me Doherty edges him and I'm looking at mount from Chelsea just for security of starts.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 hours ago

      Considering Pukki or Doherty

  27. 11 smelly shirts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    After reading and watching some of the updates since we're finally back to start I still wonder why pundits suggest that it's important to have a strong bench due to the 5 subs. I feel that Guardiola will definitely take advantage of fhis, so that makes it more likely that my first team playsers are playing, right? They just might only get one point, so why do I need a strong bench just for the subs (in general a strong bench is of course preferable, not only for BB)?
    Any thoughts on this?

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    Any Bou fans around? Will Lerma start or better to go with Cantwell?

    1. PaulRUK3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 9 hours ago

      100%, just got to watch out for that 10th yellow and, knowing that Eddie will want a strong attacking start, it won’t be far away.....

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    For Virtual FPL, anybody else dithering on when to play their Free Hit, Bench Boost or Wildcard?

    What's your plan?

  30. JabariParkersEyelid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 14 hours ago

    BB team:

    Henderson Leno
    Laporte Baldock Stevens Trent Doherty
    Grealish Mcginn KDB Mount Cantwell
    Auba Aguero Jimenez

    Means the boost is on Leno, Trent, Doherty, cantwell.

    Will WC after. What would you change?