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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. gooberman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is it going to be possible to do whatever transfers I want to set my team up for the run in but also free hit for this upcoming double week?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No

      1. gooberman
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why?

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Because the game is built this way. "Why?"?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Lol, this was what I was thinking.

          2. gooberman
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Why what?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Because your team will reset to what it was at the end of GW38, if you play your FH?

        3. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Won't work

        4. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you make unlimited transfers this week and then free-hit before the deadline the free-hit cancels those transfers and for GW31+ your team will revert back to whatever it looked like when the game updated yesterday before you made any transfers.

          1. gooberman
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yep cheers. Understood. Couldn't get my head around it initially.

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mission impossible

      Can't see how unlimited transfers is going to help resolve this.

    3. TwiggsJameson
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The sound of my head smashing against a wall..............

      1. TwiggsJameson
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No

  2. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Pick one of the pair
    1- mings or Stephens
    2- saka or cantwell

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Stephens (Mings's run-in is horrific)
      Sak

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This is just for the DGW, will WC un 31+

    2. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Stephens and Cantwell.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Neither of the DGW players? I'm WC in 31+

  3. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    My second try of a BB team which would be wildcarded the following GW:

    Leno/Patricio*
    TAA*/Targett/Baldock/Stevens/Lascelles*
    Sterling/KDB/Grealish/Saka/Fleck
    Auba/Aguero/Samatta

    *SGW players

    What are your thoughts?
    Obviously Saka,Fleck,Samatta are main dilemmas

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd probably downgrade Sterling to Mahrez and use the cash to upgrade Samatta.

  4. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    a) Abraham + Traore
    b) Mount + Jota

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B, purely for more security of minutes I would have thought.

    3. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers

  5. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Opinions? * marks the players in question

    Team 1

    *Ederson - Krul
    TAA - *VVD - Saiss - Tanganga - Simpson
    KdB - *Salah - Fernandes - *McGinn - Guendouzi
    Auba - DCL - *Pukki

    Team 2

    *Henderson - Krul
    TAA - *Fernandez - Saiss - Tanganga - Simpson
    KdB - *Pepe - Fernandes - *Grealish - Guendouzi
    Auba - DCL - *Aguero

    1. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Henderson does not play GW 31+

      Grealish over McGinn

      Not any Sheffield defenders?

      Pukki competes for the DCL spot of budget forward

      Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez are all worth considering as "budget" MCity options. Thanks to 5 transfers per match, whoever you pick from MCity other than KDB will get subbed on/off so going for the 2nd/3rd most expensive option is OK.

  6. JabariParkersEyelid
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bottomed last page. BB team:

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

    Means boost is on Leno Trent Doherty Cantwell. WC after.

    Anything you would change/disagree with? All feedback welcome!

    1. JACK ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sold on Mount personally

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The argument for mount is he is likely to start and going up against a villa defence that is honestly very poor.

    2. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      looks good, im also pondering to go one solid single gameweeker like mount over Saka, Samatta or somebody useless like that

  7. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Do people expect Aguero to start both games?

    1. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      100-120 minutes
      A brace, 15 pointer!

    2. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      $64K question, this...

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd expect him to play both games. What aguero can do in 20 to 30 minutes against tired legs is important also.

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah prob, and then Jesus away to Chelsea in 31?

    5. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2 x 57 minute appearances

    6. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’ll take 1 and half games tbh. Can’t see Jesus sitting on the bench for both games

    7. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No. Can see big changes to both starting lineups.
      Everyone is in need of a good run out.

    8. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      5 transfers per match: 1 injury sub and 4 attacking player subs per match. There could be even halftime substitutions. No one except KDB from MCity attacking players is likely to start both games.

    9. I Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah, think Jesus starts one. Might captain De Bruyne for that reason but one start and a sub appearance more than enough time for Aguero to do damage.

  8. JACK ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How's this looking for a BB in 30+ ahead of a Wildcard in 31+ ??? Please advise

    Hendo Krul
    O'Connell Sokratis Mings PVA Boly
    KDB Mahrez Grealish McGinn Fleck
    Auba Aguero Lacazette

    All input is gratefully received 🙂

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sure Lacazette is worth it. He seemed to lose his place to Nketiah before lockdown.

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think laca is a massive risk and cheapening to a good single week player like Jimi or Jota gives you the funds to make your second keeper better as well as strengthening your defence overall.

  9. evilfish
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone know how likely Lundstram will be in the first team?

    1. JACK ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unlikely with their January midfield signing, but who knows

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He deserves to start but that means nothing

    3. evilfish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I guess if I'm going to be bench boosting, he is too risky and I should look at another defender.

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Virtual FPL captain?

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Captain Beefheart

      1. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Safe as milk.

      2. Nomar
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who?

    2. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Grealish.

      TC KdB tomorrow?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        TC Auba tomorrow

        1. Nomar
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Got enough to do Vardy to Auba tonight, could get him in and TC him at home to West Ham.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That's the move I'm planning to make.

    3. BNMC
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Martial, Mane, or Vardy for me.

      I put it on one of them but I can't remember which and I won't check - leave it to fate!

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I had the same choice.

    4. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kane

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I was tempted to bring him in, it's the form or the Brighton D that put me off.

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I left it too late and therefore it's left on Salah 😛

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh no its the first game.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah I effed it haha

  11. Nomar
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Capping a Grealish tonight in VFPL.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I've gone Vardy

  12. Vlad Tepes
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    is this the only known DGW so far? and do you think this is the best time to use BB chip?

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

      Unlimited transfers, you will never get a better time to BB this season.

      1. Vlad Tepes
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes but I also want to set up a team that is good for the run in and not only DGW.

      2. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        unlimited transfers?

      3. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        oh just read the update

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It’ll be the only DGW, unless we get postponement due to a fluke snow storm.

  13. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    With or without Aubam?

    Leno Reina
    TAA Stevens Baldock ... ....
    Kdb Mahrez Grealish Barnes Fleck
    Kun Jimenez ...

    A : Aubam Targett Lascelles
    B : Abraham Doherty Alonso

    1. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      In a vacuum b looks better. But if you go without auba and he fires it hurts you so much.

      1. Daghe Munegu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sure but don't you think Doherty and Alonso should fire more than Targett and Lascelles? Abraham could well score too

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Completely agree with you, that's why I said b looks better in a vacuum.

          I'd be looking to downgrade mahrez to a city defender (ederson or laporte?), trying to work a way to get auba in and keep 1 or 2 of those single week hitters.

          But in a vacuum if you are set on those other 12 I would go without auba, just be prepared to regret it.

  14. KDB4PREZ
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) FH
    B) Transfers&BB

    Only got FH&BB left

    Pope/Mcc

    C.taylor/Alonso/Taa/Egan/Doherty

    Salah/KDB/Grealish/Bruno/McCarthy (palace fodder)

    Auba/Ings/Jota

  15. GranitShocker
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A. Aguero, Jimmy and Greenwood?
    B. Vardy, Rashford and Jota?
    Am stuck at this one
    Team is for the long haul and not just this game week

  16. Lindelol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    It felt so great when I finally saw Fixtures with timings on FPL website

  17. Lindelol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    TC or BB? what do you guys suggest? BB seems the obvious choice

    1. GranitShocker
      1 month, 24 days ago

      BB is a safer bet, TC can burn you since we don't know the form of the players at the moment

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bench boost gives you more opportunities to succeed. Triple captain at the end of the year with the golden boot on the line, players will be fired up for that.

    3. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      thank you guys

  18. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    1. Ederson + VvD + Salah + McGinn _ Pukki
    2. Henderson + Fernandez + Pepe + Grealish + Aguero

    ?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Option number 2 for me.

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Skip McGinn and Pepe? Henderson will not play GW31+ against MUtd

  19. zotter
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Have all chips except TC

    Issues I am having with the BB is value tied up in the following

    A. Bruno
    B. Trent
    C. Pope
    D. Salah

    Which of those should I ship?

    Need to ship as many as possible to get value high enough

    Alternative would be free hit this week. But seems mad to waste the unlimited transfers ? Or don’t bench boost?

  20. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hi guys - long time since I’ve been on. Made some transfers in the dead period but still have two to go, how is this team:

    Pope McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Baldock Lascelles Williams
    KDB DSilva Salah Fernandes donkey
    Auba Jimenez DCL

    Any changes?

  21. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    BB OR FH this team ?

    BB, FH & WC left.

    Pope - Button
    TAA - AWB - O'Connell - Saiss - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Son - Bruno - Saka
    Rashford - Jimenez - DCL

    Appreciate yer opinions.
    Thanks!

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If lots value tied up in key players you may want to FH. I have similar quandary with Salah. Trent. Bruno. Pope money tied up. See below!!

  22. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    'It's the 59th minute here at the Etihad and Pep has decided to use all 5 substitutions.

    KDB, Sterling and Jesus are replaced by Sane, Mahrez and Aguero.

    Mahrez and Aguero are then replaced by Foden and Bernardo.'

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I knew this was fiction when you said Foden was coming on.

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ederson on penalties?

  23. zotter
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you free hit this team or change / bench boost?

    Pope. Button
    Trent. Vvd. Hanley. Soy. Holgate
    Grealish. Salah. Bruno. Cantwell. Kdb
    Vardy. Dcl. Jimi

  24. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is ot to early.to activate fh

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Can’t see why

  25. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is it likely.season can still be canceled

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I would say no. But if you asked me in January is it likely a pandemic would bring all global sport and leisure to a halt I would have said no

  26. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Think I'm getting there...how is this for a BB team which would be wildcarded next gw?

    Henderson
    Stevens/Baldock/Targett
    KDB/Mahrez/Grealish/Saka/McGinn
    Auba/Aguero

    Bench: Leno/Doherty/Trent/Jota

    Doherty/Trent/Jota are the best SGW players i could fit in for now

    1. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I agree

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Are you taking a whack on Bruno Pope Salah (or others) value to do that ?

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Actually no.
        0.2 on salah, 0. 1 on Bruno and didnt have Pope

  27. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How this free hit team

    Henderson
    Baldock.simpson stevens
    Kdb sterling grealish pepe
    Auba abraham aguero

  28. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong: GW 30+ is the only DGW remaining so it's the obvious gw to use Bench Boost right?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sure. Bench boost could be as good in a single gw. Not as if you will have 15 doublers

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh man this gw gives you the chance to have 12 more players... That's such a big number to be snobbed...

  29. Firminoooo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thank God FPL is back. How I missed watching fotball and seeing my captain haul.