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The best budget midfielders for the FPL restart

Having already looked at the stand-out goalkeepers and defenders ahead of the Fantasy Premier League restart, we now move into the middle of the park.

Budget midfielders are our next stop and, for the purposes of this article, we have taken that to mean any asset in this position priced at £5.5m or under.

A whopping 185 players fall into this category although many of them are barely worth a second glance.

We rifle through the defensive midfielders, first-team back-ups and red-flagged fodder to bring you a selection of cut-price gems to consider between Gameweeks 30+ and 38+.

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John Fleck and Oliver Norwood

  • Price: Fleck (£5.0m), Norwood (£4.9m)
  • Ownership: Fleck (5.5%), Norwood (0.5%)
  • Next four Gameweeks: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur

Sheffield United’s goalkeeper and defenders will likely be the most popular picks from the Blades’ squad ahead of Double Gameweek 30+, with Chris Wilder’s side boasting the second-best defensive record in the top flight.

There will be more modest interest in their attacking assets, however, with only five teams having scored fewer Premier League goals this season.

The regular rotation up front may also be enough to put Fantasy managers off the likes of Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) but the picture in the centre of midfield is much more settled.

Oliver Norwood (£4.9m) is an ever-present this season, while the only three games that John Fleck (£5.0m) has missed have been enforced by injury or suspension.

Those two players have taken 94% of the Blades’ corners between them in 2019/20, with Norwood in sole charge at direct free-kick situations and seemingly first in line for spot-kicks, too.

While the cheaper asset of the two has the edge at set pieces, Fleck has the definite advantage in open play.

The deep-lying Norwood has only touched the ball twice in the opposition area this season (one of those occasions was his Gameweek 19 penalty), while Fleck has recorded 15 shots in the box – and scored from five of them.

Joao Moutinho

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  • Price: £5.4m
  • Ownership: 5.2%
  • Next four fixtures: whu | BOU | avl | ARS

Wolves’ next three matches are hugely appealing, particularly from an attacking perspective.

Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) and Diogo Jota (£6.4m) will likely attract plenty of investment for this run, while we’ll discuss the pros and cons of Adama Traore (£5.7m) in our look at mid-price midfielders.

Further back, Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) is a potential differential.

Goals tend not to flow from the Portuguese schemer but assists do, with 15 of them arriving in less than two seasons as a Premier League player.

Taking the majority of his side’s corners and a share of Wolves’ direct free-kicks, Moutinho is fifth among FPL midfielders for chances created and first when we focus on those in the sub-£6.0m price bracket.

Five of his seven assists have arrived at dead-ball situations, with only two teams scoring more goals from set plays than Wolves in 2019/20.

While a benching is always possible given Nuno Espirito Santo’s recent tendency to flit between a 3-4-3 and 3-5-2, Moutinho has nevertheless appeared in every single Premier League match this season and started all bar two of them.

Todd Cantwell

  • Price: £4.7m
  • Ownership: 19.7%
  • Next four fixtures: SOU | EVE | ars | BHA

The best-value FPL midfielder this season based on points per million, Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) would arguably be the first player to spring to mind when we think of sub-£5.0m assets.

He is perhaps still dining out on his early-season exploits to an extent, with half of his eight attacking returns arriving in the first five Gameweeks.

Despite starting every Norwich league match this calendar year, he has just one goal and zero assists to his name in 2020.

Still, his achievements have to be put in context with other cut-price assets: no sub-£5.5m midfielder has registered more goals, shots in the box or penalty box touches than Cantwell in 2019/20.

Completing 90 minutes on just nine occasions this season and benched twice in the busy run in December, we can expect some minute-management of Cantwell between now and Gameweek 38+.

Still, he has featured in every single Norwich game this season and he can likely expect minutes of some variety even as a substitute, with Premier League managers now permitted to make five changes per game.

Ondrej Duda (£4.7m) is worth a shout here, too, having started all seven matches in the number ten role since signing in January.

The loanee has been heavily involved at dead-ball situations, too.

Norwich’s remaining home matches, against Southampton, Everton, Brighton, West Ham and Burnley, may very well see Cantwell and co return to favour in the FPL community.

John McGinn

  • Price: £5.4m
  • Ownership: 2.6%
  • Next four Gameweeks: SHU + CHE | new | WOL | liv

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) looks set to be a staple of many Double Gameweek 30+ squads but debate will rage over how necessary additional Aston Villa representation is and which other members of Dean Smith’s side are worthy of consideration.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) has been mentioned in some quarters and will undoubtedly get pitch-time, having played a part in more Premier League games than any of his team-mates bar Grealish.

Nine attacking returns is a very respectable haul, too, and a total that only Grealish can beat among Villa players.

El Ghazi also stepped up from 12 yards when Villa were last awarded a penalty back in Gameweek 22, with regular taker Wesley (£5.4m) out injured.

Benchings in Gameweeks 27 and 29 highlight the rotation risk associated with the Dutchman, however, and he could well be competing with Trezeguet (£5.2m) and even Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.1m) for one spot on the right flank, should Smith opt to use Grealish wide-left.

An alternative midfield option is John McGinn (£5.4m).

The fit-again Scot hadn’t missed a single minute of Premier League football until injury forced him off the field in Gameweek 18.

Granted he hasn’t kicked a ball in 2020 but he had been on the cusp of a playing return in March before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a standstill, so ought to be as fit as any of his team-mates (if perhaps a tad rustier) after the three-month break.

Smith’s struggles to mould a convincing combination of his other central midfielders during McGinn’s absence would also arguably hasten the need for the Scotland international’s return.

McGinn’s early-season goal threat caught the eye, with the budget asset scoring on three occasions in the first seven Gameweeks, and he was actually joint-top among FPL midfielders for attempts on goal at that point.

The rate of chances slowed thereafter as Grealish was deployed further forward, seemingly at McGinn’s expense, so that perhaps should also be a consideration ahead of the resumption.

READ MORE: John McGinn’s credentials assessed in detail

Jonjo Shelvey

  • Prices: £4.9m
  • Ownerships: 0.6%
  • Next four fixtures: SHU | AVL | bou | WHU

Pop quiz: who boasts the best points-per-match average among sub-£6.0m FPL midfielders? Fleck, Cantwell, McGinn? Traore or Harry Wilson (£5.8m), perhaps?

The answer, you won’t be surprised to learn given the picture above, is Jonjo Shelvey (£4.9m).

Newcastle United’s deep-lying playmaker and semi-regular set-piece taker averages 4.1 points per game this season, the same as Harvey Barnes (£6.2m) and Ismaila Sarr (£6.4m).

The Magpies are limited offensively, with no club having scored fewer goals this season.

Relatively few of us will be considering anyone from the Newcastle midfield or attack, then, despite Steve Bruce’s side arguably having the best run of fixtures in the first four Gameweeks back.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) has really caught the eye with his trickery down the left and on paper poses more of a goal threat than Shelvey, having registered almost seven times as many penalty box touches in a similar number of minutes.

But then Shelvey, like a destitute man’s Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), has never really relied on proximity to goal for his efforts.

Two of his five goals in 2019/20 have come from 25 yards out or further, while 25 of his 30 shots were taken from outside the box.

Despite that last stat, he has still scored more than twice as many goals as any other Newcastle player this season.

Shelvey has started 12 of the last 13 games he has been available for, although niggling injuries have littered that run.

Never a Rafael Benitez favourite, Shelvey has been more trusted by Bruce and has created more chances than anyone in the Magpies’ squad – albeit without claiming one assist, which perfectly underscores the issue with Newcastle’s goal-shy attack.

Also Consider

As we’ve noted with Moutinho, Shelvey, Fleck and Norwood, there are a handful of set-piece specialists available in the bargain bin of midfielders.

Ashley Westwood (£5.5m), for example, has supplied six assists this season, with half of them arriving from free-kicks or corners.

The Burnley man is only one booking away from a two-match ban, however.

Currently on the suspended list is Jorginho (£4.9m), although the Italian will soon return in Gameweek 31+.

First in line for penalties at Chelsea, three of his four goals in 2019/20 have arrived from the spot.

Mark Noble (£5.0m) is similarly at the front of the queue for spot-kicks for West Ham United, having converted three of them in the current campaign.

Jorginho’s team-mate, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.2m), has plummeted to a tantalising price but with competition fierce in the wide areas at Stamford Bridge and the young winger embroiled in off-the-field issues, he is no more than one for the watchlist at this stage.

Second among FPL midfielders of any price for attempts on goal this calendar year, Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) has caught the eye as one of two narrow wingers in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 4-2-2-2.

A starter in nine of the last 10 league matches that he was fit and available for, Armstrong had been an underrated part of Southampton’s renaissance over the winter.

The final three Gameweeks perhaps look to be the optimum time to invest in Saints players, given the fixtures, although their appeal may be dented if Hasenhuttl’s troops don’t have anything to fight for (namely Premier League survival).

Similarly, Brighton’s hopes of avoiding the drop could well hinge on their last three games.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m), a semi-regular taker of corners and one of the few players to largely avoid Graham Potter’s rotation roulette of late, may factor into our thoughts as a fifth FPL midfielder at that point, then.

Sub-£5.5m midfield assets at Arsenal and Manchester City have limited appeal for their Double Gameweek 30+, with the likes of Phil Foden (£5.1m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) probably hoping for one start at the most.

Bukayo Saka (£4.7m), who has spent much of this season at left-back, is now looking less secure, with Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) available following injury.

Dani Ceballos (£5.2m) had returned to the Arsenal starting XI in Gameweek 26 and strung together three successive starts before COVID-19 stopped play, meanwhile.

Blanks in 13 of his 14 appearances and a reduced role at set plays may well temper interest there, though.

City are one of a handful of clubs who might soon have little tangible left to play for, with champions-elect Liverpool also in that camp.

Jordan Henderson (£5.3m), who had registered five attacking returns in his previous four appearances, would be a regular starter in normal circumstances but uncertainty surrounds what Jurgen Klopp will do once the title is in the bag, with the likes of Adam Lallana (£5.7m) perhaps in line for some farewell run-outs.

For near-guaranteed minutes and little else, look no further than Declan Rice (£4.7m).

The West Ham United midfield anchor is one of only two FPL midfielders – the other being James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m) – who hasn’t missed a single minute of Premier League football this season.

Given that Cantwell can be snapped up for the same price, however, Rice has little besides security of starts in his corner; his points-per-match average of 2.3 being a testament to that.

The sub-£4.5m fodder warrant a mention, too, given that some managers – particularly those with low team value – will want a dirt-cheap option only for use as an emergency substitute.

It really is slim pickings down that end of the market, with the versatile Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) looking less nailed than he did earlier in the season given that his services are no longer required at centre-half.

Instead, he will be reliant on Santo choosing a 3-5-2 more often than not – otherwise, it’s a three-way battle with Moutinho and Ruben Neves (£5.2m) for two central midfield spots.

Isaac Hayden (£4.4m) has been a regular starter this season too but with the loan capture of Nabil Bentaleb (£4.9m) and the emergence of the Longstaff brothers, his place looks less secure.

Indeed, he dropped out of the starting XI in Gameweeks 26 and 27, although did reclaim his place thereafter.


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  1. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    BB 30+ team

    Leno-Ramsdale
    TAA-Stevens-Egan-Boly-Lascelles
    Sterling-KDB-Grealish-McGinn-Saka
    Aguero-Auba-Samatta

    Opinions welcome!

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Looks solid. I'd probs go Cantwell over Saka tho coz I just don't think he plays, especially not both. Just my opinion tho

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Rate my GW30+ BB team

    Hendo / McCarthy
    Egan/ O Connell / TAA / Walker/ Targett
    Sterling/ KDB/ Grealish/ Luiz/ Bruno
    Auba / Nketiah / Jimi

    1. Albert_Luque
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Can you get rid of Bruno and Jiménez for the double and get then back in for 31? Think there are some good dgwers available if you still have the wild card

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Got a lot of Value tied up in them. Already got 11 DGW players so pretty much maxed out and no-one else from Arsenal really appeals. Happy to have a couple of SGW players in there aswell.

  3. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Nice article. I had forgotten about most of these.

    Someone on the comments mentioned Bruno earlier and I had forgotten United had signed him. Not a good sign...

  4. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hows this BB team looking, will WC straight after: 0.1ITB
    Ederson Leno
    TAA Stevens O'Connell Egan Boly
    KDB Ozil Grealish Mount McGinn
    Auba Kun Jimenez

    Punt on Ozil coz my theory is if he doesn't like the big crowds in the big games, then with no crowds he'll be unstoppable 😉
    McGinn seems the best I can afford for the last midfield spot I guess.
    I like the balance across all 15 players with this team tho, no fodder for the BB.

    Thoughts?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Ozil is a punt for sure, however given you already have 3 Man City he makes sense at that price unless you go for a single gameweek player who you think might better him. Sarr or Pulisic over Mount is also worth consideration.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Was considering Pulisic, honestly not sure who the best Chelsea attacker would be. Probably Tammy but I'm keeping Jimenez for value so I cant get him..

    2. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yay! Someone else taking a punt on Ozil

  5. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Potential FH team (likely similar to others), thoughts?

    Henderson
    Trent Laporte Egan
    KDB Grealish Fernandes Pepe
    Auba Jimi Aguero

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      U reckon Laporte plays both then? Reckon that's a bit of a gamble

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Everything seems a gamble at the minute, especially with city!

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Pepe and Auba scares me.
      Will be a stroke of genius or...

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Not many other options unfortunately. Auba is in my team at the moment anyway

  6. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Been a while...

    Laporte or Ederson folks?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Ederson for safety, Laporte for potential higher ceiling.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Will be for 1 GW as WC after.
        Start with a bang and go Laporte?

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I don't see him starting both idk, i'm going ederson

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Laporte might pick up a knock and probably still not Match fit - I’ve gone for Ederson

  7. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    For the remainder of season..

    A) Son, Rashford
    B) Salah, Jota

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Salah, Rashford.
      Not helpful I know.

      Chasing, A.
      Safe, B.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      That's a tough one. Toss a coin!

  8. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Wondering if anyone that has been paying attention to the Bundesliga noticed any interesting trends? I think we can expect games behind closed doors to be a bit different than we're used to, which will affect team/player performance and in turn FPL.

    For example, has there been more/less goals than before? Have players or teams with certain styles of play been affected? Have mid-table teams without much to play for seemed to lack motivation? These are just a few of the things that could change. I think there's definitely things we can learn so anyone who has been watching the Bundesliga please lend an insight

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Realise this is now outdated, but after the first 27 games back there had only been 4 home wins

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Interesting. Lack of fans reduces home advantage I suppose so perhaps that means we shouldn't place much emphasis on whether a game is home or away when looking at fixture difficulty and instead look at the opponent at hand. Traditional home/away performance of teams could also go out the window

    2. Prøfeßör …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Check out this thread. Very interesting. https://twitter.com/FplMuzzy/status/1268601974355877893

      1. UshFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks, less goals and the referee bias both interesting points aswell as the lack of home advantage mentioned above

    3. dylano21
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Injuries !!!

  9. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    It's good to be back! Hope all are well.

    How's this BB side, with WC straight after?

    Hendo - Reina
    Lascelles - Boly - O'Connell - Stevens - TAA
    KdB - Sterling - Grealish - McGinn - Bruno
    Jiménez - Kun - Nketiah

    Thanks!

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I'm guessing TAA & Bruno staying for value?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yep, would lose 0.7 between them and will want them both later

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Nketiah looks a waste on BB... I know 5subs & he might play

          Sterling & Nketiah to Cantwell & Auba?

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Bit of a punt, I agree. He started the last 3 though and Arteta seems to like him. Think Sterling with outscore Auba by a margin, but who knows!?

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              GL

  10. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    is it time to thank you & goodbye to Lund?

    BB 30 & WC 31

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah think there are 3 better options from SHU for the double

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      High risk high reward

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      2 replies & I agree with both. I'd say lots are stuck

  11. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Which combo scores more points in GW30+?

    A) Salah + Mahrez
    Or
    B) Sterling + Pepe

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Salah

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B surely

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Currently on A but it's not an easy one!

  12. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Fleck or Cantwell?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Fleck

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      BB 30? Triple SU defence a goer?

      1. Cak Juris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Yes, BB 30, not planning WC or FH for 31-33

  13. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Gone FH, BB only chip left.

    Leno
    Doherty Egan O'Connell Baldock
    Sterling KDB Pepe Grealish
    Aguero c) Auba

    Thoughts? Any changes?

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      FPL or VFPL.

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      If you have no wild card left, you got a lot of Sheff Utd & Arsenal players to move on when their fixtures go bad

  14. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hi fellas i dont have WC. So this is my team with few transfers.

    Leno-Ramsdale
    Egan-Basham-Mings-TAA-Lascelles
    Saka-Grealish-Sterling-KdB-Fernandes
    Lacazette-Abraham-Jimenez

    I will do Sterling to Salah/Mane after this GW

    Thoughts?

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      that's impressive! how mant transfers!?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        A lot of haha. 10-11 i think

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          oh, it's unlimited! silly me.

          Sorry.

          Team looks decent

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      If you have no wild card left, you got a lot of Sheff Utd & Arsenal players to move on when their fixtures go bad

  15. poulteren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    hi all:
    PLease help
    Any thoughts on my DGW team for BB:

    Reina / Ramsdale

    o'Connell / Lunstram / Maitland-Niles / Targett / Doherty

    Fleck / Ozil / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell

    Jesus / Aguerooooo / Lacazette

  16. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Why is the RMT Tool giving me the wrong team? Am I the only one?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Not sure. It seems to be the GW30 team for some reason.

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      No, you're not. I guess we have to reset it and create from the scratch.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I would suggest you edit your RMT lineup and save the URL string. Saves time.

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Cool, thanks!

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Come on FFS sort it out,.

  17. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Hearing Brentford won 3-2 at Arsenal in a friendly behind closed doors, not got official confirmation as of yet though.

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Saw someone on Twitter say Arsenal won 6-1.

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Believe that's false but can't be sure (hope it's true as a Gooner)

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      urmmm, bodes well that for the DGW

    3. inactive
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      This would be hilarious

      Scenes when Leno gets minus points on DGW

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 22 days ago

        haha pease let this be true, typical goobers

      2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        It’s been confirmed, oh dear 🙁

  18. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Willian and Pedro are apparently hesitant to sign contract extensions until the end of the season. They probably will sign in the end but if not it leaves a wide open door for Pulisic and CHO

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      not surprised, with the new arrivals for next season there is a clear message that they are not wanted anymore

  19. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Do we think Pulisic is an option for a one game week punt on BB?

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Think I prefer Mount/Barnes.

      Pulisic capable of a haul but not certain to start.

  20. inactive
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Latest round from PL covid testing

    1 positive test from 1213 tests

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      If this is a player it could mean a whole team would have to go into quarantine.....

  21. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    These guys seem to think Lundstram should start over Berge. Early team news could be vital.

    https://www.sheffieldunited.news/opinion/lundstram-or-berge-who-will-chris-wilder-go-with-as-blades-resume-pl-campaign/

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Good find.

      Haven't had Lundstram in many of my drafts because of uncertainty to start. Early team news could be crucial.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      for both games tho? I'd rather have a chance of 2 clean sheets than one game of lundstram and 30 minutes in the next game

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I think agree with you if it's Stevens or Baldock but I'd take a start and a sub appearance from Lundstram over two starts from one of the centre backs.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 22 days ago

          +1

  22. poulteren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    helllooo

    PLease help
    Any thoughts on my DGW team for BB:

    Reina / Ramsdale

    o'Connell / Lunstram / Maitland-Niles / Targett / Doherty

    Fleck / Ozil / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell

    Jesus / Aguerooooo / Lacazette

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I like it. Somthing different at last.

      I am looking at going without KDB and going with Jesus fwiw

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        guessing jesus will get 60 minutes min?

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          The whole City team is a minefield. I can't even see KDB playing 2 full games back to back after a such a long rest and lack of real training time. Especially with his long term injury record

  23. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    If you had Aguero and KDB in your team

    Who else would you have out of Mahrez or Sterling

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Raz

    2. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      sterling or ederson

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Sterling ofc. But the price between them can make a great difference on the rest of your squad.

    4. radawson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I’m going Mahrez as it allows a lot of upgrades elsewhere

  24. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    So with BB in mind thinking the below, bearing in mind I have no WC

    Pope Hendo
    TAA Lascelles O'connell Doherty Janmatt
    Mane KDB Fleck Cantwell Fernandes
    Rashford Kun Jota

    any thoughts?

    1. OleGGMU
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Have a very similar team atm mate
      Egan , Baldock, VVD in place of O'connell, Doh, Jan
      Moutinho, Grealish in place of Bruno and Fleck
      Auba and Jimi in place of Kun and Jota

      Now im pondering whether I've got it right , no WC either

      my current change up for my team
      VVD, Moutinho, Rash to Laporte, Martial/Bruno, Tammy

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      I just get the vibe of one too many premiums leading to a fodder player having to stay in your XI for the rest of the season

      Kun could go... We have Jimenez and DCL with secured minutes at a lot cheaper price. Note how minutes (injuries and Pep) have affected Kun's total score this season, with Pep roulette ready for ten more rounds of congested fixtures... And a fit Jesus, so Pep might feel a bit Christian now and then. Capping KDB and leaving him there for 8 games after might be enough entry into that nightmarish Catalan carnival. It's easier for people with a WC to go with Kun/Auba for the one-night stand

      Janmatt is an absolute no on BB. Wastes the chip. With the Kun + Jota => Jimenez + DCL funds, Janmaat can go up to Saiss. Lascelles can become Stevens or Baldock (less injury-prone AND cheaper). Fleck and Cantwell can become Grealish and Nakamba/D Luiz (that's where I'm headed: 4.4M). Pope can be someone with an easier fixture in GW30 (or, dare I say... Reina with the double?), then you spend your first FT getting Pope back for his easy run right after the City battering

      That's a lot of thoughts X_X

  25. footyjuana
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    In case I change my team fully as per the new transfers, then save it. Then I activate the Free hit. In that case will my team revert back to this saved team after the game week or will it go back to my old team?

    Basically, trying to see if I can bench boost (no WC left)

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Nope. It will revert to your game week 38 team.

      1. footyjuana
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        What is the GW 38 team? The team I will select now with the unlimited transfers? Or the one before the unlimited transfers?

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Only way you can BB is if you don't use FH button.

      1. footyjuana
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Oh ya. Didn't realise that damn. Thanks!

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Back to old team

      1. footyjuana
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Old team as the team that I have now before I do the unlimited transfers?

        Basically if I forego doing the bench boost, can I use the Free Hit to ensure I have DGW players this week and revert back to a team I choose now next week?

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Unlimited Transfers or Free Hit. The free hit will wipe out all unlimited transfers you make. Take your pick.

  26. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Sorry if this has been answered but was thinking of making a few changes to my team with the unlimited transfers then playing FH. If I play FH will transfers made before not be counted

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      fh will void these transfers yes

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for your reply, gonna have to make a call so don’t think my team is to bad.
        Pope Henderson
        Taa Doherty Maguire Baldock Holgate
        Bruno Kdb Salah Barnes Cantwell
        Aubameyang Dcl Jota

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          team looks good yes.

    2. Indio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah they won't be counted, FH will wipe them out.

      1. Wag the Drog
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Damnit, there goes my strategy out the window. BB it is then.

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Unlimited Transfers or Free Hit. The free hit will wipe out all unlimited transfers you make. Take your pick.

  27. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Confirmed:

    Arsenal 2 - 3 Brentford

    Unsure on Arsenal scorers, hearing Willock & Lacazette

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      heard lacazette x2

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Lacazette x 2.

    3. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Do you know lineups?

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I don’t sadly but my guess would be two XI’s, one XI in the 1st half and one XI in the 2nd half, will post once I get them

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Know the Brentford line-ups, heading that Bellerin, Luiz & Guendouzi featured in the 2nd half for Arsenal and that Arsenal were 1-0 up at HT

          1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            *hearing

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    people using bb, which of your players only have one game ?

    mine are taa hanley and barnes (for now 🙂 )

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Abraham, Alonso and Doherty for now

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        nice

  29. Indio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    How's this draft looking, please? GW+30 with BB; will WC for GW+31.

    Leno/Reina
    Egan, OC, TAA, Lascelles, Boly
    Sterling, KDB, Grealish, Fleck, Cantwell,
    Auba, Aguero, Tammy.

    £0.0M itb

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      nice, although i would add some more arsenal. I think they will do well without opposition fans etc. Have a feeling ozil will show up for once !

  30. Loftus cheeky nandos
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    A) Auba, vardy, saiss, mcginn

    B) auba Jimenez saiss grealish

    C) auba dcl Doherty grealish

    Is my only real conundrum now

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B