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Is fit-again McGinn a viable route into Villa attack for FPL Double Gameweek 30+?

The return to fitness of John McGinn (£5.4m) offers an alternative route into Aston Villa’s attack for Double Gameweek 30+.

But is it worth using the Scottish international to go without Jack Grealish (£6.4m) and save some money? That’s what some Fantasy managers will be asking ahead of Project Restart.

And for anyone looking to invest in a Villa attacking double-up, is McGinn necessarily the right person to compliment Grealish in our squads?

We have performed another deep dive into the data to answer these important questions.

As this article uses large chunks from the Members Area, only those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription can read it in full.

WHAT IS MCGINN’S FITNESS LATEST?

McGinn was last seen on the pitch in Gameweek 18, when he managed just seven minutes of the 3-1 home defeat to Southampton. He was taken off with an ankle injury, which an X-ray confirmed was a fracture.

That kept him out of Dean Smith’s considerations until early March when he returned to full training.

The Villa manager had planned to assess McGinn’s fitness ahead of the Gameweek 30 meeting with Chelsea, suggesting that the international break could be a good time to get him back up to full speed.

“John is back in full contact training with the players. It’s a boost for us and I’ll have to make a decision on whether he is ready to play a part against Chelsea. After the Chelsea game, we have the international break and also a break where we were supposed to be playing Newcastle as well. We will arrange a game for John to play and hopefully, we will see the best of him after the international break.” – Dean Smith, speaking on March 12

However, the coronavirus suspension for the Premier League put paid to McGinn’s chances of a March comeback.

Three months without competitive action will have helped clear up any lasting niggles from the injury for McGinn, but it has also robbed Smith of any chance to build up the player’s match fitness.

The international break he was hoping to use for that was also put on hold and such a long time without full squad training will have also been a stagnating factor in bringing McGinn back up to full speed.

While most of his colleagues last tested themselves in a Premier League match setting in March, McGinn has not done so since mid-December, roughly six months ago now.

Ahead of a Double Gameweek 30+, there are encouraging messages coming out of the Villa camp about McGinn though.

“He (John McGinn) looks back to his normal self. Everyone knows he’s like a little bulldog when he’s on the pitch and he’s certainly been like that in training. I can’t give him enough credit. I know everyone says he runs around and has legs, but he isn’t just about that, he has class about him as well. He’s one of those players you don’t appreciate until you play alongside him, and he’s like that in the changing room as well. Even the first day he came back into training he just gave everyone a lift because he’s such a popular figure in the dressing room, he always puts a smile on everyone’s face at the club.” – Jack Grealish

“Ginny is a great player and he has such an infectious personality that when he isn’t around the team, it does make a big difference. I think he is one of the players who, when they are on the team sheet, it affects the mindset of the opposition. He is certainly one of those players for us because he brings so much on and off the pitch. It will be good to have him back, for sure. We have got quality throughout the team but this period now has allowed players to come back and for teams to perhaps refresh their squad in terms of players that would have missed the season if it had finished on time. I think we are in a fortunate position in that we get John McGinn back. Teams around us will strengthen too.” – Tyrone Mings

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  1. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey everyone

    Even though logic points to making use of the unlimited transfers and BB, I have my WC and I’m still tempted by FH.

    I had chipped away during lockdown to get

    Pope McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Maguire Egan Williams
    Salah KdB Martial Mount Dendoncker
    Jimenez DCL Ings

    With something like 3.7-4 ITB

    But if I use FH now, I’m wasting the unlimited transfers and wasting a FH further down the line.

    I should just take the TV hit on a few and go with the BB this week, right?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think it'd be advisable, I just don't see using a fh now being worth it just to keep value

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        in ur case that is

        1. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Thanks. My value is not that great compared to most on here anyway. Just need a voice of reason to confirm that is probably the way to go! Cheers

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I think its gotta be, losing unlimited transfers and a FH, plus being stuck with a BB in a single gw and then also not being able to WC out of that BB team just to save a bit of value just doesn't make logical sense to me. Anytime 🙂

            1. PascalCygan
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              When you put it like that! Cheers 🙂

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Im in the same position and making use of the wildcard this gw

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you. That’s good to know - didn’t want to drive myself mad over it!

    3. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Having exactly the same thoughts. It seems so counter-intuitive to ignore unlimited transfers but your squad is in good shape already - and anyway, who really knows about form after such a long break. What is less discussed is that people BBing and wildcarding the week after to get rid of the dgw dross are not only having to commit to doing a wildcard in 31 that you will still have in your back pocket but may also end up with a worse team than your existing one because of the hit their unlimited transfers will inevitably make to their tv. I’m top 1k at the moment, also happy with my squad already, so seriously considering ignoring the ‘logic’ and doing FH 30. Another point people miss is that BB only really adds on points for the worst 4 members of your squad who are either mediocre / poor sgw players or absolutely garbage dgw players. I couldn’t get a decent bench with any provisional BB when I fiddled around despite a good tv.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That’s interesting, thanks. Good to know I’m not the only one! And especially with a rank like yours.

        I think the FH has been appealing because I’ve been using my transfers during lockdown, and now they feel like they’ve gone to waste and they’ll only serve to hinder me (should I ever tie with anyone, rare as that is). So I probably need to recognise that’s my own bias, and I feel like logic might win out and I’ll use the BB after all! Strong arguments for both sides, though. This game can be so complex!

        1. Mogger11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I have to stress that I’m still undecided about what I’ll do. I just think it’s sometimes important to put the other case out there to kick back against the herd mentality that always develops and can sometimes make something seem obvious when it isn’t. Thinking for yourself and going against the grain doesn’t do anything positive for stress levels though, so that’s why many understandably prefer to follow what everyone else does. At least if one lemming goes over the cliff, they all follow together.

          1. PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Absolutely. I think psychologists and economists would have a field day analysing this site and FPL in general!

          2. Mogger11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Btw...
            have you checked out your current team’s fixtures for gw31? Mine already look great without having to make any transfers, let alone unlimited ones. If they don’t, then this lessens appeal of FH30. But If you like them for at least 31 you will still have a wildcard and BB with a bit more valuable post-restart data than those who’ve had to play it already prior to 31, even if it’s just 1 week more data. They will only have FH left. However, you can make a counter argument that you want to play your wc early anyway to get the most benefit from it. I reckon wc benefits last, on average, about 6 weeks. Decisions....

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bb unless doesn't gain any advantage this week imo

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Depends on your team right?

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Not really....can't exactly get 15 dgw players can we?

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'll have TAA, Jimenez, Fernandes on my bench and one of the 12 DGW players. Are you telling me I won't gain an advantage?

        1. Mogger11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          What’s the rest of your team who are in the ‘starting’ 11. I’m
          Guessing it won’t be nearly as good as a FH 11, all dgw or not.

          1. Mogger11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            As I said before, the advantage to a BB is only gained from the 4 players you wouldn’t be playing anyway. Theoretically would you not ‘start’ those three anyway?

            1. Mogger11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Tell me who your 15 is and I’ll tell you who is really on your bench.

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                My BB team for GW30+ (12 DGW players and 3 SGW players)

                Henderson, Leno
                TAA, Laporte, Lundstram, Targett, Stevens
                Fernandes, Grealish, KDB, Saka, McGinn
                Auba, Jimenez, Aguero

                1. Mogger11
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Good team overall. I like it. But I would say your bench was Leno, Lundstram, Targett and Saka. I’m going to predict 16 extra points from those 4. I hope I’m proved wrong and you get more.

  2. RichieW
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is it worth using Bench Boost with this team?
    Any suggestions welcome

    Leno
    Egan Laporte Alonso
    KDB Bruno Grealish Saka
    Aguero(C) Auba Rashford

    Henderson Barnes Lascelles Saiss
    0.6m itb

    1. slove
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

  3. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    O'connel or Egan..?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      O'Connel I think is the consensus

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      OC

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      O'connel

    4. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If you can use the extra 0.1 somewhere then Egan if not either/ or mate.

  4. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    For the people trying to convince themselves Sterling is going to start both games when Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Sane, Foden and Jesus are all available, it's not going to happen.

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think i'll be going ederson instead to play if safe

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sterling should get at least 100 minutes tho I would have thought across the 2 games

      2. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        The only nailed option imo

      3. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ederson for me as well. Should get at least one CS I hope and he's 5.7m cheaper than Sterling.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      who knows ? he could play 60 and 30 and still hit a big score

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He could absolutely score huge just saying those who think he's going to start both are a bit deluded imo.

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Disagree. I think he'll start both. Sane is recently recovered from an ACL - I think it's more likely he plays 15 minutes the first match, 30 the second, than being thrown in from the start given the severity of the injury. Mahrez, Bilva are threats to his minutes, yes, but both prefer playing on the right to the left. Foden will play centrally (when he does play, probably). Jesus is more of a threat to Aguero than to Sterling, and is in my opinion more of a threat to Aguero's minutes than the rest are to Sterling's minutes combined (for the first two games).

    3. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Foden isn’t competition for Sterling.
      You would assume Jesus and Aguero will share minutes.
      And Sane hasn’t played for months.

      But you’re right, it would be silly to think any player, bar Ederson, is ‘likely’ to start two games in a row under Pep.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Foden played right wing a couple times before the season stopped and Jesus has played on the left. Not direct competition but they can be used there if Pep feels like it.

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I’d be amazed if he started Foden on the wing and benched Mahrez, Sterling, Sane and B.Silva to do so.

          There is actually 5 days (Wednesday to Monday) between the City fixtures so there might be such extreme rotation as we’re expecting.

          For me, none of Aguero, Sterling, KdB, Mahrez etc will play 180 mins, but all of them will play more than 90. So still worth getting them.

    4. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mahrez will play both games, very good season so far

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He's been fantastic, but Pep still likes frequently benching him despite that...

    5. Pumpy Pro
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      So what should everyone do? Just be even more template and boring ?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not suggesting that at all, nor am I suggesting that Sterling is a bad pick. He's obviously a good option this week but you shouldn't be expecting two starts.

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Agree with you but i think we will find a lot of players being taken off and not starting . Possible more the important ones . I would bet KDB is same. Especially if pool seal it straight away and City are out of Europe. Can't play with rotation fears imo i am captaining him 😉

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Good luck. Could be a masterstroke.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Thanks and you too. I have no choice mate. I need to make over 100 points so have to do something. Hoping not many captain him and he goes mental but id rather go with Kun . I am avoiding Aubs too ( gulp)

          2. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            City are still in europe, but the CL doesn’t restart until after the domestic leagues are finished. That’s the plan anyway.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Oh their ban thing isnt until July is it

              I still think they will be careful with him. He is the main cog. Season is probably gunna be starting again in sept. Who knows but no city player is safe from pep rotation imo

              1. HamezMace
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Well it’s not so much the month anymore, but they’re still in this seasons CL, which resumes in August.
                It won’t run alongside the PL fixtures is the key point.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        As more template and boring, Sterling is far more template on here than Salah/Mane.

    6. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      My guess would be Sterling and Mahrez starts vs Burnley and Sterling and B. Silva starts vs Arsenal.

      Don’t expect Sane to start either, Jesus more likely to start as striker, Foden might or might not start one but even if he does, more likely to start in central midfield

      Of course it’s impossible to know for sure, but Sterling is one of the most likely to start both out of City players.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You could be right.

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    salah owners, keeping or selling ? bb30. then wc 31. (would lose 0.2 value on him to buy back).

    thank you.

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think just take the 0.2 loss tbh

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m in the same boat with 0.2. At the moment, I think I’m siding with selling him and bringing him back. I’m already keeping Jiminez and TAA on my BB team, so I’m probably going to have to ditch Salah and Martial and lose a combined 0.4.

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have a bit more tied up but sticking with him

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Selling. Will assess till Man City and bring back if required.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sell.

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Already sold.

    7. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Right now I'm planning to keep and going with Ederson as my 3rd City player instead of Sterling.

    8. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      thanks all 🙂

  6. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey there could anyone give their thoughts to my first draft please?
    De Gea
    TAA Justin Boly Aurier (Rico)
    Salah Martial KDB Pogba (Hayden)
    Jiminez Vardy (Long)
    0.5 available.
    Thank you

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ignoring the DGW?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Isn't it just city on dgw? I don't like the rotational risk with them especially as could end up playing a lot of games still

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          4 teams with DGW.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Jesus I don't know how I missed that!

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You could get Saka for Hayden and you could get Tangana or Brandon Williams for Rico.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Saka is a great shout. Im loaded up on Utd players so cant get Williams in unfortunately

  7. Aftermath
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How's this looking for a BB 30+?

    Leno Reina
    TAA Baldock Egan Boly Mendy
    Salah kdb grealish Luiz fleck
    Auba Aguero Jota

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Maybe heavy on the Sheffield defence. Like the Mendy punt! Id be concerned about Jota rotation also

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Jota Rotation..?

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Reina is save for the start..?

  8. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Nketiah?

    He's so cheap.

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      will he get much gametime though?

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pepe 17 points incoming

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

      I’m going Nketiah! Arteta seems to rate him highly, started the 3 prem games for them. And scored a hatrick the other albeit against Charlton and a friendly! Worth a punt 100%

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hi all,

        Might be a stupid question... but what do the numbers mean next to some users names on the comments? Also the other symbols too?

        Thanks!!!

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          The numbers are the years on this site

  9. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do you think Aguero will be the best captain this GW ?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nope

    2. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m deciding against aguero completely. Probably will have the same amount of game as Jesus if not less and happy to spend 2million elsewhere

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      KdB better. Even Auba ahead of Kun.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Some random single gameweeker like Andy Carroll will score most points, i'm betting on Aguero though

  10. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Alonso likely to start against AVL?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not nailed at all

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He never asked if he was nailed

    2. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Played the full 90 in the last 4 games and scored 3. I would guess so but as James is back they may put Azpillicueta on the left who knows. I’d say it’s worth the risk just make sure you have a half decent sub incase

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not that helpful if playing BB

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Think a lot will depend on formation.

      If they go to a back 4 then could be James and Azpilicueta in the full back spots.

      He was such a good option pre-lockdown. If he starts he'll be great again potentially, but it's hard to say for sure.

      Chelsea fans might know better!

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Only one man that knows and that is the manager. It is a punt that could pay off for the braver players or could be really annoying and a waste of funds for an important gameweek

    4. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I've taken the punt based on form

  11. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A video of Arsenal Training yesterday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=274&v=28aVNQZwLME

    Plenty of shots of a whole team practice game. A few commentors on Reddit pieced together these formations:

    Team 1 - https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5ee0d7bc4e5ac404cc468ef1 (First choice?)

    Team 2 - https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5ee0d8e94e5ac404cc468ef6

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Saka in #10 spot

  12. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So what will happened here if Aguero nets 2 hatties in next two games ? 🙂

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Most will relish in their captains points.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Owners will brag about their skills, non-owners will say it's bad luck!

    3. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      As he’s in every team we’ll all be very happy.

      Captains will be even happier.

      And TC will look like that Randy Marsh meme.

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mainly focus on teams competing for a European "ticket" (e.g. Lei, Wol, Shu and the other big teams) I think I'm gonna avoid all the other players except Jack Grealish

  14. Henning
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    2.5 m in the bank freehit and BB left.
    Should you

    1. Free hit and get as many DGW players as possible

    2. Use unlimited Transfers and have around 6-7 DGW players and use BB

    My original team

    Pope Button

    TAA VvD Stephens Boly Lundstram

    Salah Fernandez KDB Grealish Där

    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    1. Mattias
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If you have no wildcard and your pre-lockdown team looks good for future GWs, then you should FH for 30+

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Does it?

  15. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    BB draft. What do you think?
    Ederson Leno
    O'Connell Egan Targett TAA Chilwell
    KDB Pepe Grealish Fleck Doucoure
    Aguero Auba Samatta

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on Justin at Leicester guys?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      In my WC 31 draft.

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Decent option, seems he’ll come in for Periera, and Leicester still have something to play for.

  17. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Looking for a SGW'er in Midfield with 6.8 to spend.

    Suggestions?

    Cheers.

    1. Mattias
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mount?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Was thinking of him

    2. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mount or Barnes could be a good shout pal.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sarr?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I’ve gone for sarr but he’s actually on the bench for the first week

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          How do you know Sarr is on the bench?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            He’s on my bench because I’m playing greilish this week - imagine he’s pretty much nailed for Watford until the end of the season if fit

  18. King Henrik
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Guys any feedback her will be awesome.

    Will be saving wildcard and chips. 7 Dgw players.

    Henderson
    Trent O'Connell Egan Targett
    Kdb Salah Grealish Fernandes
    Aguero Rashford

    Martin Saiss Guendozi Connelly

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I like it, have you considered Wolves attack. Personally I believe if you have a 2nd wildcard you could gamble on someone like Mahrez ahead of Fernandes but that team looks strong.

      1. King Henrik
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks Hoops, I have considered Fernandes to Saka and then Connolly to Jimenez but i really think bruno will be a better pick especially with a fit rashford.

  19. checkit_j
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey everyone.

    FH and BB left.

    My current team before this madness:
    Pope
    TAA - Egan - Doherty -Taylor - Hanley
    Salah- KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes- Saka
    Auba - Jota - Long

    What should i do?

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      bb afcourse with 12 DGW players

      1. checkit_j
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Do you mean fh? Or use the transfers to get a brand new team focusing on dgw and hope that it's good enough for the future weeks?

        1. Jebiga
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          if you have wc then bb, if not fh with 11 dgws

    2. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm in the same situation, what's your plan man? I've created a team designed for future game weeks in mind and expect to be punished during the dgw but could reap the benefits from game week 31 onwards against those in the same spot as us.

      1. checkit_j
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm not sure. I don't like the look of my current team so considering a revamp with about 5or6 dgw players.

        1. Another Hoops
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          6 dgw players is what I have at the moment mate.

          Henderson* - Leno*
          Aarons - Boly - Lascelles - O'Connell* - Soyuncu
          Cantwell - Fernandes - Grealish* - KDB* - Mane*
          Auba* - Jiminez - Rashford

          If I don't BB I'm tempted to replace Leno with Pope.

          1. checkit_j
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Very nice squad. I'll post mine In a bit

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would just pick a team to suit the next 4 gw and leave chips for now

      1. checkit_j
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        So ignore the dgw?

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Imo bb this week does not giv you anymore advantage than doing it any other week. If anything loading up on 10 or 11 dgw players means you have to make drastic changes the next gw which will cost you hits or a wc. Hence I'm holding in to my wc bb and fh for later

    4. Johnny too hotty
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      bit late to party here I also only have BB and FH left.
      Isnt the best option to use all the free transfers to plan for all GW's after the DGW.
      Then we use the FH for this DGW and then effectively go back to our team (which is like a WC).

      THen we are left with a BB whenever?

      i am probably wrong.. please shoot me down

      1. checkit_j
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This what I first thought. I might be wrong but I think you would go back to your original team before covid.

      2. Another Hoops
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Unfortunately even if you make unlimited transfers if you FH your team will revert back to your team before the game reopened. My plan is probably to BB because I like the Norwich fixture and I believe (if my math is right) that I have a player in every game but one 🙂

  20. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this DGW30+ BB?
    3 Sheff U, 3 City, 3 Villa, 2 Arsenal with TAA, Doherty, Justin and Mount as SGW players.

    Leno* / Hendo*
    TAA / Doherty / Stevens* / Targett* / Justin
    KDB* / Grealish* / Mahrez* / Fleck* / Mount
    Auba* / Agüero* / Samatta*

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why not Jimenez ?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        $$$$$$

  21. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What about Lundstram ?
    Is he worth 0.2 insted of O'Connell ?

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Certainly more attacking but likely to have less minutes. I think he has the higher ceiling so might be worth the gamble if you can afford him.

  22. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best Sheffield defender other than Henderson? I know Baldock is 5.1 but is he worth the extra 0.5 mn over O'Connell/Egan/Basham? If yes then which one?

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have Egan and O'Connell but might swithch O'Connell to Lord Lundstram

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Egan is probably the safest pick, hes young and expensive player (tranfermarkt data)

    3. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Stevens
      Baldock
      O Connell
      Egan
      Basham
      Lundstram( not nailed)

      in that order

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Projections say O Connell so wanted someones opinion on eye test. Stevens the most attacking nailrd option?

        1. leo_messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          there is not much difference between baldock and o connell in the comparison tool,stevens and lundstram better options but Lundstram is not nailed

  23. Indio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi all,

    How's this first, Auba-less BB attempt looking for GW30+? (WCing for +31)

    Leno/Reina
    Baldock, Stevens, TAA, Targett, Boly
    Pepe, KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, McGinn
    Aguero, Tammy, Jimenez.

    Many thanks!

  24. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Salah dropping tonight in price ?
    Or there is price lock ? Can anyone confirm me that ?

    1. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no price changes before the start of the gw 30+

  25. Gashead9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    FH Teams - Which do you prefer?

    ………
    TAA, O'Connell, ………
    KDB, Grealish, Fleck, ………, ……….
    Kun, Auba

    A) Hendo, Laporte, Salah, El Ghazi

    B) Hendo, Targett, Sterling, Sarr

    C) Ederson, Stevens, Salah, El Ghazi

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

      1. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks

  26. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    MUFC202020 just now
    Hi all,

    Might be a stupid question... but what do the numbers mean next to some users names on the comments? Also the other symbols too?

    Thanks!!!

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Numer of inches 🙁

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hahah unlucky my friend!!

        Seriously though?!

        1. RECKLESS
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yes Seriously

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            😆

          2. Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Number of years theyve been on this site, on a serious note

        1. Mufc202020
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Ahhh makes sense thanks! What about the symbols??

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            The ffs logo next to name indicates membership

            The green one is moderators i think

          2. RECKLESS
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            The ones with scout symbols are paid members

            1. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Ah perfect thank you

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone seen GW33? All kick-off at 17oo. Could be a good FH week no?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      All kick off times of GW33+ (and beyond) will be adjusted later.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Oh...

  28. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Leno Ederson
    Lundstram Baldock Stevens TAA Targett
    Grealish Fernandes KDB(C) Sterling Saka
    Auba Jimenez Deeney
    Bench Boost gw 30+ over or under 120pts???

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No 100 score is complete without King Kun C

  29. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is this team good enough to revert back to in GW31 after I use FH?
    Pope (McCarthy)
    TAA,Doherty,Saiss (Lascelles,Stephens)
    Salah,KDB,Sarr,Perez (Fleck)
    Auba,Ings,Jiminez

  30. Hairy Potter
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    No WC left, this my squad.

    DDG, Mccarthy
    TAA, Doherty, Otamendi, Fernandez, Egan
    Salah, Mane, Martial, St Maximan, Dendoncker
    Auba, Jimenez, Ayew

    Can't decide whether to make transfers and BB or do FH and be left with this lot for GW31+

    1. Johnny too hotty
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      in the same boat my friend. When the scout people posted that article on best tactics, they did not know that FPL would give our unlimited transfers right? SO there is a case to say that article is NULL and VOID?