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The best mid-price midfielders for the FPL restart

We turn our attention to midfielders in the mid-price bracket as we continue to plough through a position-by-position analysis of Fantasy Premier League assets ahead of the June restart.

For the purposes of this article, we have taken that to mean any midfield option priced between £5.6m and £7.5m.

A total of 61 players fall into this category and we’ll attempt to separate the value for money from the overpriced in our whistle-stop assessment.

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Jack Grealish

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  • Price: £6.4m
  • Ownership: 21.1%
  • Next four Gameweeks: SHU + CHE | new | WOL | liv

The most-bought FPL asset since the site relaunched earlier in the week, Jack Grealish (£6.4m) is experiencing a surge in ownership.

The early Double Gameweek is the main reason for that, of course, with Villa’s fixtures not too agreeable from Gameweek 32+ onwards.

What we’re getting from Grealish are a security of starts and a talismanic status, along with some set plays thrown into the mix.

The midfielder has been involved in 14 of the 32 goals that Dean Smith’s side have scored when he has been on the pitch and a huge proportion of Villa’s play is channelled down his side.

Only three top-flight midfielders have created more chances in 2019/20.

Injury enforced his only substitution and subsequent absence this season, so he might well be the nearest thing we have to an attacking asset who is guaranteed to play 180 minutes in Double Gameweek 30+.

Mason Mount

  • Price: £6.2m
  • Ownership: 15.4%
  • Next four Gameweeks: avl | MCI | whu | WAT

Chelsea’s midfield have impressed and underwhelmed in equal measure this season from a Fantasy perspective.

Mason Mount (£6.2m) has been the epitome of that, with six attacking returns in his first ten appearances but only five thereafter.

The midfielder has indeed blanked in 11 of his last 14 run-outs, which makes him a bit of a hard-sell.

A favourite of and a regular starter under Frank Lampard, Mount should at least offer us plenty of pitch-time in what is set to be a rotation-ridden period.

Mount has started 25 of Chelsea’s 29 fixtures this season and even in the four matches that he dropped to the bench, he emerged as a substitute.

Taking a share of the Blues’ free-kicks and corners, Mount – who is fifth among midfielders for shots this season – offers us all-round points potential, albeit without really looking like exploding.

A three-month break can surely only have helped a tired-looking Mount, with his pressing a huge part of Chelsea’s game.

The Blues’ wingers are arguably just as enticing for the forthcoming run against Aston Villa, West Ham and Watford (and beyond).

You can read our thoughts on Christian Pulisic (£6.9m) here but Willian (£7.0m) also merits inclusion, having been a regular starter and creator of chances for much of this campaign.

He and Pedro (£6.8m) are out of contract on June 30, however, with the pair yet to sign an extension to see them through to the end of 2019/20.

Adama Traore

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  • Price: £5.7m
  • Ownership: 16.8%
  • Next four fixtures: whu | BOU | avl | ARS

Some juicy early fixtures for Wolverhampton Wanderers will see many of us flocking to the likes of Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) and Diogo Jota (£6.4m) ahead of the restart.

The cheaper Adama Traore (£5.7m) is a tempting option, too, but he does come with a caveat or two.

The winger had started 21 of Wolves’ 22 fixtures from Gameweeks 4-25, scoring on four occasions and setting up a further seven goals.

No midfielder under £10.0m created more big chances than Traore in this time, either.

Three benchings in the four matches shortly before the mid-March suspension dented his appeal, however, even if there were some underlying injury issues.

It wasn’t just Traore’s fitness that led to the flip-flopping between a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2, however, with Santo having spoken about the ‘spaces’ in the former set-up after the Gameweek 28 win at Spurs.

Uncertainty surrounds his security of starts, then, but we can expect him to be handed regular minutes of some variety, given that he has featured in every single match from Gameweek 2 onwards.

Ismaila Sarr

  • Price: £6.4m
  • Ownership: 2.7%
  • Next four fixtures: LEI | bur | SOU | che

Watford’s struggle for form earlier this calendar year coincided with Ismaila Sarr‘s (£6.4m) absence from the first team and his influence was hugely apparent when he returned to the starting XI for the shock 3-0 win over Liverpool.

His record under Nigel Pearson is superb, with four goals and four assists in his last eight starts, one of which was even curtailed at half-time.

Indeed, from Gameweek 18 onwards he features in the top ten midfielders for big chances per 90 minutes.

It’s Watford’s home form that has really caught the eye since Pearson was appointed, with 13 of their last 18 points and 12 of their last 18 goals recorded at Vicarage Road.

The absence of a cauldron atmosphere when we resume may limit that advantage, of course, but an upcoming run of Leicester, Southampton, Newcastle and Norwich on their own turf is a promising one.

Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra (both £5.6m) represent cheaper routes into the Watford midfield.

Doucoure has himself delivered six attacking returns since moving to the more advanced number ten role under Pearson, while Gerard Deulofeu‘s (£6.1m) absence now looks to have opened up the left-wing slot for Pereyra.

Jarrod Bowen

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  • Price: £6.5m
  • Ownership: 0.2%
  • Next four fixtures: WOL | tot | CHE | new

One to put down only as a ‘maybe’ ahead of the fixture swing in Gameweek 33+, Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) gave us a brief glimpse of what he is capable of in West Ham’s two matches shortly before coronavirus stopped play.

Making his full debut in Gameweek 28, Bowen delivered a superb, goalscoring display down the right flank in the 3-1 win over Southampton, with his darts in behind the opposition defence catching the eye.

He was equally impressive in the undeserved defeat to Arsenal, too.

Only three FPL midfielders had more shots than Bowen in those two aforementioned Gameweeks.

Bowen ticks both boxes in terms of good fixtures (after the next three) and representing a team with something to play for, although it should be said that the Hammers have an abundance of wide-midfield options and minute-management may well be an issue with the fixtures coming thick and fast.

Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) also looked to be hitting some semblance of form just before COVID-19 ground football to a halt but it’s Michail Antonio (£6.9m) who looks the main alternative to Bowen, given his ‘out of position’ tag.

Playing up top, Antonio was fourth among FPL midfielders for attempts on goal in Gameweeks 25-29.

Given his track record with muscle injuries, however, David Moyes may well be handling him carefully throughout the hectic run-in.

Harvey Barnes

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  • Price: £6.2m
  • Ownership: 4.3%
  • Next four fixtures: wat | BHA | eve | CRY

Harvey Barnes (£6.2m) signed off in style in March, registering a 19-point haul that was as memorable for his owners as it was excruciating for those without him.

That superb display against Aston Villa was part of a longer sequence of improved performances and he registered seven attacking returns in as many Gameweeks before the Premier League’s springtime suspension.

In Gameweeks 23-29, Barnes racked up more shots in the box than any other FPL midfielder priced below £8.0m.

Granted, any notion of form is a flawed one after a three-month break and we don’t know which Barnes to expect when we resume behind closed doors.

There is also the matter of minute-management, with Barnes having been withdrawn on 16 occasions this season and rotated out of the side when the Foxes last encountered fixture congestion in a busy December period.

He has lasted 90 minutes in five of his last six starts, at least, undoubtedly influenced by his form.

James Maddison (£7.5m) is an alternative route into a Leicester team that faces four bottom-half sides in Gameweeks 30+ to 33+ but he has been one of the most frustrating assets to own over the last six months, with 12 blanks in his last 13 appearances.

Only five shots in the box have arrived in that time, too, as many as Barnes has managed in Gameweeks 28 and 29 alone.

First in line at set plays, Maddison has however created more chances than all bar one FPL midfielder this season.

Also Consider

With Tottenham Hotspur welcoming back a host of players from injury ahead of the Premier League restart, Fantasy managers may be eyeing up a Spurs asset or two ahead of their semi-appealing run of fixtures from Gameweek 31+ onwards.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) has prospered under Jose Mourinho so far and will likely be a popular purchase but Steven Bergwijn‘s (£7.4m) availability at a cheaper price also warrants a mention.

With those two players preferring to play off the left, it remains to be seen how Mourinho juggles his team to fit both players in – and that’s before we factor in the competition from the likes of Lucas Moura (£7.1m) and Erik Lamela (£5.7m).

The Dutchman needs to up his numbers, too, with Son, Lucas and Dele Alli (£8.3m) all registering more attempts on goal in Gameweeks 25-29 despite playing fewer minutes.

The return of Harry Kane (£10.8m) could be interesting, though, with the striker’s tendency to drop deep opening up gaps that the pacy Bergwijn and Son could exploit behind him.

Secure starters may become even more of a prized commodity with the fixtures and substitutions coming thick and fast and there aren’t many players who have been as ‘nailed’ as James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m).

Half a million cheaper than teammate Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) and with twice as many attacking returns to his name in 2019/20, Ward-Prowse has not missed a single minute of league football in this campaign.

In fact, on only one occasion (the penultimate fixture of 2018/19, the match after Saints had secured their safety) since Gameweek 20 of last season has Ward-Prowse not lasted the full duration of a Saints league game.

On paper, he is not as attractive an option as Redmond: usually deployed as a ‘number six’ in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 4-2-2-2 and occasionally in the problem right-back slot, Ward-Prowse doesn’t offer a massive threat from open play.

At set pieces, it’s a different matter, however.

First in line for penalties, direct free-kicks and corners, six of his eight goals/assists this season have come from one of those three situations.

He’s one to consider, perhaps, for the final three Gameweeks – providing the Saints still have something to fight for.

Dwight McNeil (£6.1m) is also an ever-present this season, while Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) has started 28 of his side’s 29 league games.

A corner-taker and a prolific deliverer of crosses, McNeil looks tempting on paper given Burnley’s aerial prowess.

And yet the winger has blanked in 16 of his last 17 appearances, with one double-digit haul in Gameweek 27 punctuating that run.

Even fewer will be interested in Almiron despite Newcastle’s upcoming fixtures, with the profligate Paraguayan having delivered only five attacking returns since joining in January 2019.

The Clarets and the Magpies may also be hurtling towards ‘on the beach’ territory.

With all the excitement surrounding Manchester United ahead of the restart, it’s easy to forget about the cut-price Daniel James (£5.8m).

Could he prosper in this new swaggering attacking unit, with Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) and potentially Paul Pogba (£8.3m) pulling the strings?

There are no signs of it so far: James has not delivered one attacking return this calendar year.

His deployment on the right flank damages his goal threat, too, given that he is a natural right-footer and is more dangerous when cutting in off the left.

James might also be the sacrificial lamb if and when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer moves to a 4-4-2 diamond or 3-4-1-2.

Look out for some sentimental farewell appearances from the likes of David Silva (£7.3m) and Adam Lallana (£5.7m), too, although beware those who are expected to leave their clubs under less amicable circumstances – Ryan Fraser (£6.8m), for example, has reportedly turned down a short-term extension at Bournemouth.

On the subject of the Cherries, the south coast club will welcome back David Brooks (£6.2m) form a long-term injury in Gameweek 30+.

A popular budget pick in 2018/19 and predominantly a right-sided midfielder, his return could threaten Harry Wilson‘s (£5.8m) starts.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) could be once again playing for a long-mooted move away from Crystal Palace this summer, meanwhile, although the Eagles’ iffy run-in and mid-table safety will likely see many of us swerving Roy Hodgson’s troops.


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480 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Good evening folks

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Eeh gudibining

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Good evening

  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    saka or pepe?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      If you have the money Pepe. But it could be better spent elsewhere. I have saka

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Saka, Pepe risky for his price imo

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Sake plus all the $$$

    3. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Saka is such good value

  3. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hey guys...which one shud I go for in unlimited WC -

    Ederson
    TAA boly lascelles Egan OConnell
    Salah KDB Cantwell Martial Hayden
    Jiminez Rashford Kane

    A. Keep same
    B. Ederson, lascelles -> dubravka, laporte

    Any other obvious suggestions?

    1. OleGGMU
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A, for certainty of starting games as opposed, to Laporte and how Pep handles his return, Ederson is the safest route into that defense imo

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks guys...any other suggestions?
      Anything on Kane?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        He's fit and training I believe. Probably wouldn't be my premium forward of choice starting back up but that's down to opinion

        1. subhojit123
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Cool.. thanks

  4. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Henderson (Button)
    TAA, Fernandez, Lundstram (Saiss, Williams)
    Fernandes, KDB, Salah, Fleck, Martial
    Abraham, Auba (Jimenez)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Looks good, not sure I would bench Jiminez though

  5. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is Kiko Fermenia nailed?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes he'll play

  6. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Would you be happy to return to this team for gw 31?

    Pope Krul
    TAA Doherty Egan Gomez Taylor
    KDB Salah Lucas Sarr Foden
    Auba Jimenez Jota

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Jiminez & Jota a bit too much imo

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      No

  7. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Hi I still have all of my chips available so would it make sense to fill my current team up with players on double headers (minus the players I have with value tied up in of course) then use my remaining wildcard in a week or two? Or would that be a silly tactic?
    Thanks in advance

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      That's my current team if that helps at all
      De Gea
      TAA Justin Boly Aurier (Rico)
      Salah Martial KDB Pogba (Hayden)
      Jiminez Vardy (Long)
      0.5 available.
      Thank you

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bench boost GW30 and Wildcard GW31 is a popular tactic

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        So put it more players this game week who play twice use my bench boost and then next week wildcard?

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          yes. that's my plan anyway

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Cheers I'm gonna do the same just wanted to get peoples thoughts incase I was missing something

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    How’s this BB looking? Will WC soon after.

    Hendo / Leno
    TAA / Egan / Basham / Targett / Lascelles
    KDB / Grealish / Sterling / Cantwell / Mount
    Auba / Agüero / Samatta

    1. Daghe Munegu
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Love it except Samata against triple sheffield defense

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Fair point I guess. Would you change anything then? Could go Saiss for Basham?

        1. Daghe Munegu
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          My team is

          Leno Hendo
          TAA Stevens Lascelles Targett Saiss
          Kdb Mahrez Grealish Fleck Mount
          Aubam Kun Jimenez

          1. Daghe Munegu
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Mahrez Jimenez for your Sterling Samata. Even though I would prefer Sterling

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              I might even captain him. Got a hunch

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Looks great though. Should I go Saiss over Basham?

            1. Daghe Munegu
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              No. If you ditch Basham because you fear Samatta then you should ditch Egan and Hendo too.
              How could I get Sterling?

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Tammy up top (which was an inspired accidental auto-pick, now he’s nailed on my team) instead of Samatta, barnes instead of Mount, Lundstram instead one of Egan/basham....not sure on the money tho

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Jesus over aguero for dgw?

    Equal game time

    Jesus cheaper

    Quality equal

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Could be worth a punt I don't see him playing or scoring as many points though

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Point 1 is probably untrue
      Point 2 is true
      Point 3 is untrue

      1. OleGGMU
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        This

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

        Number one rule for me - if they aren't nailed they aren't in my team

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Quality is not equal

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Explosiveness.... Aguero wins big time

  10. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    The hardest position for me is the goal keeping position long term, none seem to stand out.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Foster or the newc guy

      Even ddg

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      See if Dubravka is back

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Pope?

    4. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Considered Dubravka but Lascelles @ 4.3m just seems much better.

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Pope after this GW.

  11. grennans2
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A or B better for GW30+ BB?

      A) Henderson, Stevens, Targett, Cantwell, Pukki
      B) Reina, O'Connell, Lascelles, Fleck, Jimenez

      1. reo19uk
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        A I reckon

        1. grennans2
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Thanks, any reasons?

        2. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          B

          1. grennans2
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Thanks, any reasons?

        3. reo19uk
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          which of these sounds better?

          A) Ederson and Luiz
          B) Leno and Laporte?

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            B, I’m half counting on Arsenal giving up a penalty.

            1. reo19uk
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Thing that worries me is Laporte not playing much on return from injury or defo feel it better option!

              1. Garth Marenghi
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                Not sure if that matters at this point...nobody’s played for months...unless he’s just very recently come back to training—that idk. I don’t remember what his injury was, but for example I think Sane has just as much the opportunity to start as Mahrez.

          2. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A. Luiz more nailed than Laporte

          3. H Dog
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            B, Leno could get more saves and while Laporte could get less minutes, I think that's a risk worth taking

            Laporte is an aerial threat as well so could score from corners (again if playing)

        4. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          How does this GW30+ BB team look - still have WC to use in GW31 if needed and FH

          Hendo/Button
          VVD/Stevens/Lund/Saiss/Lascelles
          Mane/KDB/Grealish/Saka/Cantwell
          Kun/Auba/Jimi

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            You need a second keeper...

            1. reo19uk
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Agree if bench boosting then need 2 keepers!

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                Would require a downgrade elsewhere.

                How about

                Button > Reina
                VVD > D. Luiz

                1. Gomolon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 29 days ago

                  If you don't downgrade then your BB is only 75% as good on paper as anybody else's, by fielding one out of your four bench players who won't play

        5. Henning
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Good evning from Sweden.

          Need some help on this .

          2.5 m in the bank freehit and BB left

          Would you use unlimited Transfers on this team or is it Good enough so i should use freehit?

          Pope Button

          TAA VvD Stephens Boly Lundstram

          Salah Fernandez KDB Grealish Sarr

          DCL Jimenez Rashford

          1. H Dog
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            I personally think it's good enough going forward, so I would free hit.

            1. Henning
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Thanx.

        6. Labile
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Thoughts?
          I’ve only got BB remaining.

          Leno McCarthy

          TAA Saïss Soyüncu Egan C.Taylor

          KDB Bruno Grealish Martial Cantwell

          Auba Kun Raúl J

        7. H Dog
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Best two midfielders for 17.1?

          Currently have Fernandes and Mahrez but I can see the merits for Richardson or stretching for Son

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Id stick with what you've selected there

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              I agree.

              Can you give me an input?

              1. Labile
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                Below.

        8. Labile
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Or is this better?

          Leno McCarthy

          TAA Doherty Justin Egan C.Taylor

          KDB Bruno Grealish Mount Cantwell/Fleck

          Auba Kun Raúl J

        9. MarkyMarkovic
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Leno* Reina*

          Lund* Egan* Otamendi* Lascelles Boly

          Fleck Mane KDB Mount Bruno

          Jota Jesus Lacazette

          Bench boost, but no WC available afterwords.
          First move will be Son in for Mount and possibly Rashford for Jesus

          1 option is to forgo Mane and bring in Auba for Laca (meaning Son and Doherty/TAA can come in)

        10. McGlynn8
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          How does this look guys any input is welcome thanks

          Leno McCarthy

          O’Connell Stevens Bellerin TAA Saiss

          B Silva Fleck Grealish De Bruyne McGinn

          Aguero Auba Samatta

          BB being used GW30 so 12 DGW players
          WC being used GW31

          1. H Dog
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Bellerin coming back from injury and already have Leno so I would steer clear

            Reina for McCarthy? Norwich away doesn't seem easy to me

            Any room to fit Doherty in? Seems fine anyway but he looks like a great option for this week and going forward

        11. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          So during lockdown I made some transfers before unlimited transfers were announced, if I use Free Hit this week...does my team revert to pre lockdown team or the one selected over lockdown ?

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            the one selected over lockdown

            1. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              amazing, thanks

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

            One selected over lockdown.

            1. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              thanks

        12. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          I have all my chips and WC so strategy is to build for BB DGW then wildcard after. How does this team sound?

          Henderson / Leno

          Baldock / Stevens / Luiz / Targett / Lascelles

          Sterling / De Bruyne / Grealish / Traore / Cantwell

          Aguero / Aubamayang / Samatta

          £0.0 ITB

          Thanks!

          1. Daghe Munegu
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Samatta against triple sheffield defense

            1. Gomolon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              who would you replace him with?

              1. Gomolon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                I've got it - managed to fit in Mount, Jota and Saiss too 😉

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

              He's got grealish too though? Surely you hedge it so that if you do lose the clean sheet you have the players most likely to score to sink it?

        13. ct mariner
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Have BB and TC left (no WC)

          Current thinking is:
          Hendo
          TAA, Lund, Basham
          Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fernandez
          Vardy, Jimmy, Jota

          Button, Barnes, Sais, Taylor

          This leaves 0.1 IB

          Not sure when to play BB or TC.

          Thoughts?

        14. reo19uk
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          So many questions to fit players in atm with so few answers!

          Which of these do people prefer?

          A) Leno, Egan or O'connell, Pukki
          B) Henderson, Luiz, cheaper striker

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A

        15. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Must be some happy Mane owners with Salah out - tends to thrive without him

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Liverpool played their GW30 opponent's Everton earlier this season with Salah out. Mane had a 15 pointer.

        16. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Start 1 for gw 30+

          Son (mum H)
          Barnes (wat A) ?

          1. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Find a way to start both, none of these options should be on your bench.

          2. -Klaus-
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Watford away offers points potential. Son going home to visit his Mum does not.

        17. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          A or B?

          A) Stevens, Lundstram, Aarons
          B) Baldock, Egan, Boly

          Rest of the side:

          Leno Ramsdale

          ____ ____ Targett Lascelles ____

          KDB Pepe Mahrez Grealish Fleck

          Aguero Auba Jimenez

          1. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            B
            Lundstram is a rotation risk and Boly is a far better option than a Norwich defender

        18. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          a) TAA and Mahrez

          or

          b) Lascelles and Sterling

          Was settled on B but thinking of A

          Many thanks!

          1. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A all day for me
            Sterling has not been a better option than Mahrez this year, it's quite the opposite actually.

          2. MidTableFantasy
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            I like A... B puts a lot of pressure on Sterling to do well

        19. reo19uk
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Which of these do people prefer?

          A) Leno, Egan or O'connell, Pukki
          B) Henderson, Luiz, cheaper striker

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            B

            1. reo19uk
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              What striker though think it would mean only having 5.3m for Striker!

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 29 days ago

                Depends on team. Samatta.

                1. reo19uk
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 29 days ago

                  He is 5.8 not 5.3

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 29 days ago

                    Oh yeah. Very few options in that range. Nketiah too punty.

          2. MidTableFantasy
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            A if you have to or reshuffle team to get more funds. Unless that third striker is just a bench fodder?

            1. reo19uk
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 29 days ago

              going on bench boost!

        20. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Saka or McGinn?

          1. reo19uk
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            Not a fan of either choice tbh. McGinn not played since GW18 and Saka a big rotation risk. So out of the 2 Saka but I currently have and trying to find a way to get rid!

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 29 days ago

            the two other Arsenal left backs are back to fitness - may mean Saka missing out

        21. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Would you go:

          a) Ozil, Samatta, Lascelles

          b) Saka, Jimenez, Boly

          Will BB this week then wild card in GW31. Have 0.1 value in Saka and Jimenez and would like to have Jimenez for the fixture run in though I can bring him back in the WC for 0.1 extra

          Rest of the team:

          Leno, Ramsdale
          TAA, O'Connell, Baldock, Targett
          De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Fleck
          Auba, Aguero

          Cheers!