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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. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Which one -
    1. Kane
    2. Tammy abraham

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Abraham

    2. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Kane could be a good differential but Abraham has a much better first gw

    3. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ok..thanks guys

  2. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    FH Team for the DGW

    Hendo/Button

    Ludstrom/Targett/Baldock/Saiss/3.9

    KDB/Sterling/Ozil/Grealish/Guendouzi

    Kun/Auba/Ings

    Thoughts?

    1. Jason M
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Like it. Quite similar to mine.

      Like the Ozil choice, also gone with him on my FH. Went for Mahrez over Sterling though but that was to afford both Auba and Agüero (have Jiménez over Ings).

      1. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Mahrez and Jimi is just as nice of a combo as Sterling and Ings.

    2. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Take out ings and buy cheap upgrade somewhere else maybe Doherty

      1. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I feel like Ings could go big against Norwich

  3. grennans2
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Do you think A or B is stronger for GW30+ BB?

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

      1. Gomolon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        A - it feels more solid.

        B feels to me like you're stretching quite a lot to get Jiminez (if you really want a Wolves striker so bad why not swap Pukki for Jota?)

        1. grennans2
            8 months, 25 days ago

            It's more that I have 0.3 in value already tied up in Jimenez. I prefer Pukki to Jota also due to more security of minutes and him being on penalties

        2. MidTableFantasy
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I'd get Jota in before Pukki

        3. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I prefer A

      2. Gomolon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Bellerin or Luiz? Personally for one GW with a WC straight after I'm tempted by Luiz as a punt/differential

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Bellerin. Luiz could get sent off judging by his friendly performance.

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            He does love getting further up the pitch and getting his big mop on the end of corners though right

            1. MarvelouSuccess
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              True but I just don't tryst the fella. It's up to you.

              1. Gomolon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Oh god yeah he's a magnet for cards

            2. Gomolon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              (full disclosure - Chelsea fan so probably just me being biased in favour of Luiz lol)

              1. MarvelouSuccess
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Have Chelsea played any friendlies yet? I've got Abraham as my single GW player in my FH team.

                1. Gomolon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 25 days ago

                  to be honest mate i've not been watching any friendlies, pure focus on fpl stuff lol

                  1. MarvelouSuccess
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 25 days ago

                    Let me know if he's nailed because Abraham didn't play much just before lockdown.

        2. Loftus cheeky nandos
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Bellerin artera seems to like him, potential for assists

      3. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        What are your thoughts on this FH Team?

        Leno

        Stevens O'Connell Baldock

        De Bruyne (C) Sterling Pepe Grealish

        Aguero Aubameyang Abraham

        Martin Douglas Luiz Janmaat Kilman

        1. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Solid - wish i had the funds to get in Pepe and Abraham but budget has limited me to going down the unlimited transfers and BB + WC route

          1. MarvelouSuccess
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks. It all depends on if Abraham is nailed to start though.

      4. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        A or B to fill the gaps? GW30 BB with WC GW31...thanks :

        Reina / ???
        TAA / E.Stevens / Egan / ??? / ???
        KDB / ??? / Grealish / ??? / ???
        Auba / Aguero / Nketiah

        A - Hendo, Laporte, Lascelles, Salah, McGinn, Saka.
        or
        B - McCarthy, Basham, Hanley, Sterling, D.Luiz, Pepe.

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          B but with Bellerin instead of Luiz

          1. Krafty Werks
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            B has Douglas Luiz the Villa 4.4 mid!! It's not David Luiz the Arsenal defender!! Should of made that clearer maybe?!!

            1. MarvelouSuccess
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Ah right. I got confused. My bad.

              1. Krafty Werks
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                So you still choose B Marvel?

                1. MarvelouSuccess
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 25 days ago

                  I would have 2 DGW keepers though. I'd choose B but with 2 DGW keepers for the bench boost.

        2. Loftus cheeky nandos
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          B

      5. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Ok now with 4 dgw-players? I think I will save my chips...probably stupid but I am used to that

        McCarthy
        Alonso, TAA, Doherty, Lundstram
        Salah, Grealish, KDB, Fernandes
        Auba, Jiménez

        Button, Aurier, Greenwood, Guendouzi

        1. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          If you think Guendouzi will play surely get him in for a DGW, or at least higher than last sub. If you don't think he is nailed, use unlimited transfers to replace him?

          Also, keeping Alonso with unlimited transfers seems brave

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks. Guendouzi is there only because of his price, I have no money in the bank.

            Alonso, yeah, I will need to see him in some friendlies games. I hope he will play.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              but will change him from last sub position. Thanks!

      6. XABI 15
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Currently have WC BB FH and a pretty ok rank of 1,100.

        Team is:
        Pope Button
        TAA Doherty Boly Soyuncu Rico
        Salah Mane Barnes KDB Cantwell
        Jimenez Ings DCL

        I am a bit stuck as I really like the team above for 31 so am considering a FH over playing BB with unmlimited transfers and then WC'ing next week.

        What do you reckon would be best way to do this?

        Thanks!

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          "pretty ok"

          1. XABI 15
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            *pretty good. I guess I was trying to add colour to the situation if it helped in which approach to take

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Depends how much Liverpool you want in your side going forward I think as that's a good a side as you're gonna get with Salah, Mane and Trent. If you want to keep all 3 of those longish term (more than a couple of weeks). Then fh is probably the play, then wildcard to attack the end of the season if there is a lot of rotation once the title is sewn up. Also need to factor in team value to the equation as WC this week and getting all those players back won't be possible. Can still optimise your bench boost post 2nd wildcard too (playing keeper etc).

              1. XABI 15
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                thanks for response! I still think Liverpool come out and thrash teams so kind of want to have max exposure to that

        2. Jason M
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Similar predicament to me. I went with FH to boost DGW options and have a killer GW31+ (on paper at least). May WC week after that however

          1. XABI 15
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            it seems a waste to use a FH in a week with unlimited transfers but at least the bonus will be to not use the second WC. Which is also basically a FH.

            Having a great team in 31 with team value intact and also a second WC could be very useful. It could be used as a "FH" in 38 for example.

            1. Jason M
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I don't have BB available but like the idea of making the most of the only DGW but retaining my squad and TV going forward. Will still have TC (Salah or Mane in GW31+ when Liverpool win the title) and WC to have fun with on final GW of season!

        3. wonkeydonkey
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Great rank, guess it makes the decision all that tougher to go against the grain. I'm in a similar position (although ranked 28k) with the following side. Got BB, WC and FH but kind of want to wait and ride out GW31/32+ with this team and then WC.

          Pope, Stek
          TAa (0.3), Saiss (0.1), Egan, Taylor (0.1), Lascelles
          Salah (0.3), KDB (0.6), Fernandes (0.1), Son, Cantwell
          Rashford, Jimi, DCL (0.3)

          Got value tied up in quite a few players I'd go back to if I used unlimited transfers so nice to know highly ranked players are also thinking the same. Best of luck with the move, hope it helps you climb even higher

          1. XABI 15
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Aplogies for slow response, got sidetracked at work. Best of luck to you too and thanks for your response. as you say nice to know some other players are considering the same move!

            1. XABI 15
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              that is a great team going forward and I would seriously consider the FH option

      7. BarrowAFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Thoughts on this BB team. Will use WC GW31+

        Henderson - Reina
        Egan - TAA - Fernandez - Lund - Lascelles
        Salah - KDB - Grealish - Henderson - Mount
        Kun - Jimanez - Samatta

      8. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Stuck trying to figure out what to do with my team:

        A) Salah + Vardy -> KDB + Auba
        B) Salah + Vardy + Ings -> Mahrez + Auba + Lacazette
        C) Look elsewhere

        Henderson McCarthy
        TAA Saiss Egan Stephens Lascelles
        Salah Mane Sarr Saka Bruno
        Vardy Jimenez Ings

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Got to be A. If KDB hauls and you don't own him it's goodnight Vienna.

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            A for the reasons above - with the proviso that Ings - Abraham is only 0.4m extra if you can find the funds. If you cant, maybe double up with Jota?

            1. MidTableFantasy
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Going with A and Ings -> Tammy

              Cheers!

      9. Twister Sunday
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Still a tad bitter about this unlimited transfers malarkey! Was all set to FH against 'chip bare' opponents in my cash league. However, time to adapt...

        HENDERSON
        BALDOCK-MINGS-STEVENS
        MAHREZ-KDB-McGINN-OZIL-GREALISH
        KUN-AUBA

        LENO, Lascelles, Boly, Jimenez

        BB 30, WC 31 - I lose 0.7 on Pope, Trent, Bruno & Salah if I want them back & 0.6 on Ings (but I think his race is run with fixtures & increased subs). Maybe Targett instead of Mings? Sound like a plan?

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I'd have Targett over Mings for potential attacking returns.

          1. Twister Sunday
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah, I tend ro agree. Been tinkering a lot but pending any major injury/line up news I feel set on this. Had Saka in a lot of drafts but too uncertain on his minutes. Concerned with no Liverpool but feel inclined to get the most games out of the double that I can!

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Same team. Only TAA for Boly (and O’connel, Egan and Targett instead of Baldock, Stevens and Mings)

          1. Twister Sunday
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            TAA is the one I most wanted to keep, I'm a Liverpool fan. Trying to justify it as a win-win situation - would still be devasted if TAA put on a similar performance to the one against Leicester!

        3. Loftus cheeky nandos
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          If your losing so much don’t take them out, single gw players can get more points than double gw players

          1. Twister Sunday
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            This has been my struggle but I feel 0.7 is not that much at this stage of the season. Salah could become Mane which makes 0.7 then 0.5 & with bench boost gone I'm likely to run with a couple of 3.9s for the remainder. That's the plan. Could all go hideously wrong but that's FPL!

            1. Loftus cheeky nandos
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Yeh also Bruno could get even higher

      10. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Would you go

        A) Boly + Jimenez
        B) Doherty + Jota

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          A is more nailed

      11. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Playing Free Hit in vFPL

        Gunn
        TAA / Mina / Baldock
        Salah / KDB / Martial / Traoré
        Rashford / Jimenez / Jota

        Button // Lundstram / Holgate / Lascelles

        Who should my (C) be? Any other must-have's I'm missing?

        Also, is it right that I make all the transfers (e.g. for -32) and if I then go t select 'Free Hit' and save, it wipes the hits?

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          FH wipes any hits

      12. Loftus cheeky nandos
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Awb or Maguire from gw 31+

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I chose AWB in my slow wild-card. Either are good, both have their benefits.

        2. anish10
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Maguire

        3. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I chose AWB during lockdown because of his BPS magnet status

        4. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Personally I'm looking at Maguire for his higher goal threat.

          AWB has apparently been working on his creativity and threat in lockdown, however I would rather see that on the pitch before I invest

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            One reason I can live with the Unlimited transfers. 1 week to judge AWB vs Maguire, albeit in a tough match.

        5. Bielsa's Bucket
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Slabhead for me

      13. anish10
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        How’s this FH

        Hendo
        Doherty TAA Stevens Baldock
        KDB Grealish Sterling(c)
        Auba Aguero Abraham

        Fodders

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Very good

        2. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Like it, I do think triple Sheff U Def may be too much. Would prefer a double up

        3. PaulRUK3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Now, that to me is a mean team. The only change I would possibly make is Jiménez for Abraham, but it’s a very close call.

      14. Gomolon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Baldock vs Stevens and O'Connell vs Egan:

        Is the £0.1m extra actually worth it on these upgrades or better saved for something elsewhere?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Depends exactly what the upgrades are. Sheffield United's left side is by far the better - from an attacking perspective. One or both of Stevens/O'Connell is a decent use of 0.1m IMO - but it's not the end of the world.

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            The main upgrade I am eyeing is Bellerin to David Luiz as a one week punt/differential but I'm sure the question of value in those Sheffield defenders of similar prices is plagueing lots of people right now

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I won't really argue it much as it's a punt, but I'd rate the upgrades of the Sheffield United defender as superior to getting in Luiz. I will most likely have Leno, but not looking at the Arsenal defenders myself.

      15. zakarakis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Hey guys quick question... If I make my team using the unlimited transfers Can I then play free hit for this GW such that I retain my original team made from the unlimited transfers for GW 31+

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Once you play the FH, all transfers made that week, before and after you play the FH, will be considered towards the FH. So, you will go back to the team that ended the previous GW once the FH is done.

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          No, Free Hit wipes out all unlimited transfers.

      16. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Don’t ask me why but would you rather start Douglas Luiz or Sako?

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Or even Saka.....

      17. nkhoughton
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Anything worth changing? 0itb

        Mccarthy
        Alonso VVD AWB
        Mane KDB Martial Saka
        DCL Auba Vardy

        Pope Traore Sais Soyuncu

        1. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Personal gripe but I just don't get the appeal of Alonso, especially when he costs £0.1m less than Laporte

          1. nkhoughton
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            The attacking threat

      18. LE CHARO
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Hi everyone !

        No WC, BB in 30+, FH later.

        Henderson, McCarthy
        TAA, O'Connell, Saiss, Taylor, Lascelles
        Salah/Mané, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes, ***
        ***, Jimenez, ***

        Which option do you prefer?
        A - Mahrez, Auba, Nketiah (0 itb)
        B - Grealish, Auba, DCL/Wood/Deeney (6.5m max forward)
        C - Grealish, Kun, Nketiah (1.3m itb)

        Cheers

      19. Bielsa's Bucket
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        For those WCing GW31+ which Spurs and United players are you getting in?

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Rashford, Fernandes plus one of AWB or Maguire.

          Likely no Spurs. Wouldn't mind Son but can't fit him in, Tanganga may possibly squeeze his way in as a 5th defender.

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            What about Aurier?

            1. Bielsa's Bucket
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I was thinking Aurier, but the guy always does something random. Always get burned.

            2. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Spurs haven't looked great defensively before the season stopped, and some training videos I saw recently didn't fill me with faith, though it was probably just a relaxed kickabout

              Will play 3 defenders who look set to be Maguire TAA and Doherty, none of which I really want to kick out for Aurier.

              Possibly, if Spurs were to improve how they were looking defensively, I'd consider Lloris.

              1. Gomolon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Dammn, thank you - hopefully they improve, a £4.9m route into a Mourinho defence wouldn't be bad at all

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Son, AWB, Bruno and maybe Rashford.

        3. Bielsa's Bucket
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Rashford, Fernandes and Maguire seem the standard.

      20. Vazza
          8 months, 25 days ago

          On a FH

          Please pick one of the following -

          Henderson*
          Alonso
          TAA
          Abraham
          1st sub: Saiss

          Leno*
          O’Connell*
          Mane
          McGinn*
          1st sub: Nketiah*

          Henderson*
          TAA
          Martial
          Abraham
          1st sub: Tanganga

          Henderson*
          Alonso
          Bruno
          Abraham
          1st sub: Saiss

          1. Gomolon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            option 3 for me

        • Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Are price changes happening this week?

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Not until the 30+ deadline

        • dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Any Virtual FPL players who are you captaining tonight as a lot of possible options- who do you think best captain between

          A Aubameyang
          B Bruno
          C Rashford
          D Richarlison

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Sticking with Salah, Auba looks OK too

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            I only have Rashford from that lot (on a Free Hit); he's my vice. Currently on Jimenez (C).

            If Aubamyang was (H), different story - but he's (A).

            (I have Martial over Bruno, still debating - but would not captain Bruno on recent form regardless.)

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Bournemouth bottom

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Something to play for, unlike Arsenal 😛

                https://twitter.com/VirtualFPL/status/1270953222732230657

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 25 days ago

                  Told ya!

                  Nothing between Rashford & Aubameyang, but shame about my unlucky Jiménez (C)...

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Yes Jiménez good option but I have Aubameyang Rashford DCL up top with good fixtures- not really worth hit to replace one with Jiménez much as would like to.

          3. Konig Luther
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            perhaps Auba... Rashford as 2nd option

          4. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Auba

        • McGlynn8
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          What’s chances of martenelli playing for the gooners?

          1. Loftus cheeky nandos
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Less now nketih is back and Saka more likely to play lw

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Is the plan for those with WC, BB and FH to just get 12 dgw players and 3 with value to bring back on the WC?

          Some suggesting replacing Targett with Lascelles or Fernandez.

          Surely you may as well go all the way and get 3 from each of the 4 teams playing twice?

          1. Loftus cheeky nandos
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Newcastle could get a cs, villa may not get any could even get minus points for gc so 6 points is better than 4 or less

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Any others where a SGW player is a better choice?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Your own team potentially 🙂

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 25 days ago

                  Yep. Keeping Jimenez and TAA, but may have to keep Bruno instead of Salah because of cost.

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Yes 12DGW players, and TAA, Jimmy and Lacelles.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              I'm now thinking 11 DGW players TAA, JImmy, Fernandez (already own) and Bruno Fernandes

          3. TOKAMAK
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            I've been getting less and less DGWers. I am not sure Pepe is worth the money; hasn't ever been.

            For BB I've noticed Big at the back is the gives me most bang for my buck across the team.

            I've even had 6 SGWers / 9 DGWers:

            Leno/Hendo
            Lund Alonso TAA PvA Doherty
            Grealish Barnes Sterling KdB Saka
            Aguero Jota Samatta

        • ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          For GW30+ only:
          1) Sterling
          2) Aguero

          1. MarvelouSuccess
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            2

        • Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Latest FH draft, think I'm nearly there, thoughts?

          Hendo,
          TAA, Alonso, O'Connell,
          KDB (C), Mahrez, Bruno, Grealish,
          Kun, Auba, McBurnie

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            I'm playing a full team of dgws

            1. Gashead9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Will certainly be fun! 8 or 9 ai think is more than enough, TAA at the very least is worth keeping over any of the DGW options

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 25 days ago

                Yeah who knows

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Evening all,

          What do we think good people? I’m
          A tad out of touch but can tell you all the markets on the Belarusian second div or the Bundesliga or even the Arsenal v Might Bees game.

          I’m not totally convinced by this. Any injuries or non-starters or people gone back to parent clubs I’ve missed.

          Henderson/Button

          Baldock/TAA/Doherty/Lascelles/Stephens

          KDB/Grealish/Saka/Sterling/Douglas Luiz

          Aguero/Aubameyang/Jot

          What do we think? KDB (c)
          Good luck one n all. Stay safe.

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          It seems the obvious move is to ignore unlimited transfers and play FH. It's the only way to keep up with those who have two WCs.

          1. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 25 days ago

            So basically going with 0 WC to keep up with those who have 2? I fail to see how this is an obvious move. It all depends on the current state of your team.