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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. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Who is safer pick Mahrez or Bernardo Silva ?

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Probably the one who has played the most minutes

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Bernardo plays anywhere

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Mahrez more explosive

    4. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      M
      A
      H
      R
      E
      Z

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Playing Free Hit in vFPL

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

    Button // Lundstram / Holgate / Lascelles

    A) Who should my (C) be?
    B) Martial or Fernandes?

  3. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Reports suggest Pogba might be playing as the No 10 with Fernandes as CM.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Source(s)?

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        U must be out of the loop as a UTD fan I've seen lots. Andy has just been talking about it on YouTube. Keep up.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          I'm asking you to link them for the people here.

          I've read some discussions on it and where Fernandes will play. It's more of a debate.

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            What's there to debate about we don't pick the team. It would be better if FFS mentioned it as part of an article.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Do you play your entire game round ffs articles though?

              Surely you don't want to be spoonfed everything . Takes every shred of fun out the game

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                What are u on about? FFS articles, spoon-fed blah blah blah now who is killing the fun. U love yourself a bit too much.

                1. Pumpy Pro
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Open wide ... here comes the aeroplane....

                  1. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Yawn!

                  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Settle...

                    1. Pumpy Pro
                      • 11 Years
                      8 months, 27 days ago

                      Lol and you are ?

          2. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Yep. They basically experimented in training. Andy says it now it is true . Teams do experiment in training

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              I'm not saying you're wrong... I'm asking you to link your sources so people can read/listen to them.

              1. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                I am agreeing with you pal

                1. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  So you're agreeing with the guy who is asking for sources but earlier said you don't want to be spoon-fed everything. Isn't that a contradiction? In the mean time let's get you an agreement medal 🙂

                  1. Pumpy Pro
                    • 11 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Not really. Where did i say i was going to read it or take any thing it says seriously ya nugget. Now what?

                    Get back to your FFS article

                    1. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 27 days ago

                      Nugget? Nice! U want some chips with that 🙂

                2. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Ah gotcha, I read it as more of a statement.

              2. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                They're discussed on UTD fan channels sorry but I'm not going back through the videos and finding the discussion points.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Thanks for your contribution.

                  1. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Thanks for your contribution!

    2. Herculeez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Pogba on pens too right?

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Ask Andy

  4. Hernandez Lynam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    Is anyone else considering keeping Salah over getting Auba? I might just get Nketiah instead

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Yes. Ideally both, but possibly. However the fact Salah missed another warm-up game due to injury means I could be swayed to Mané.

  5. Diddizz
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 27 days ago

    OR 29 933, Points 1694

    FH-team

    Leno (5.0)

    Stevens (5.2) - Baldock (5.1) - Egan (4.6)

    Salah (12.2) - Mahrez (8.5) - De Bruyne C (9.8) - Grealish (6.4)

    Aubameyang (11.1) - Jiménez (7.1) - Agüero VC (11.8)

    Subs: Button (3.9) - Lascelles (4.2) - Guendouzi (4.2) - Janmaat (4.0)

    Team value 105.5.
    0.0 in the bank. I have BB left.

    So I have 9 players with 2 games and then Salah and Jiménez. How to improve this FH-team?

    Team from week 31+ and onwards.

    McCarthy (4.3)

    Alexander-Arnold (7.5) - Saïss (4.4) - Taylor (4.2)

    Salah (12.2) - Mané (11.6) - De Bruyne (9.8) - Martial (7.7)

    Vardy (9.5) - Jiménez (7.1) - Calvert-Lewin (6.4)

    Team value 106.4
    0.6 in the bank.

    1. Diddizz
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Subs are Button (3.9) - Cantwell (4.6) - Lascelles (4.2) - Williams (4.0)

    2. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looks strong, although not a massive fan of treble SHU def and Mahrez will be rotated.

      When you planning on playing your BB if not 30+?

      1. Diddizz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Probably week 31+. I have looked at the fixtures and most of my players have good fixtures. Just need to transfer out Button for Ramsdale then GTG.

        Do you have any suggestions? What could be better then tripple SHU-def and Mahrez?

        1. abaalan
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Not really many other better options - just don't like all my eggs in a SHU shaped basket. Could go Boly or play Lascelles instead of one to spread the risk abit.

          1. Diddizz
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            That's the problem, not really any better options on paper. Maybe upgrade Egan to Lundstram and downgrade Lascelles to a 3.9?

            Mahrez is a risk of course but teams have 5 subs and he will have enough minutes from 2 games to do some damage. Sterling was so poor before the Corona-break, but he is well rested now. It's and option to select him and them maybe Pepe or Ozil for Mahrez.

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              I am in the same boat with you, 3 mil difference between Mahrez and Sterling is not really worth it so I'll go with Mahrez

              1. Diddizz
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                I think you are right. It's not bad to have a hungry Salah/Mané gunning for the title with that spare money.

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good. I’m thinking about a BB on gw31+ before a gw32+ WC as I have salah and mane (and taa, saiss, taylor, jimi and dcl). I was thinking of transfering kdb out for son as my one FT.

      Any reason why you have salah in your FH?
      Why not cap aguero btw?
      Who are your subs for gw31+?

      1. Diddizz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Nice to have a WC! 🙂 I think you should transfer out some of the Liverpool boys when the title is secured. Son looks like a very promising prospect for the rest of the season week 32+ and onwards. I like my Martial pick, but Fernandes is obviously also a very good pick. We should also watch out for Rashford.

        The reason I've kept Salah is that Liverpool wants to secure the title as soon as possible and he is also on penalties. Before the Corona-break Mahrez looked better then Sterling. I could be diffrent now, but I think he will get enough minutes and City have 5 subs.

        The captain is between Agüero and De Bruyne. It's five days between games and that's good for good old Sergio. De Bruyne has such a good season and have a higher PPG then Agüero.

        My subs for gw 31+ Button (3.9) - Cantwell (4.6) - Lascelles (4.2) - Williams (4.0)

    4. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 27 days ago

      I also keep thinking I should play both aguero and jesus to avoid getting frustrated if rotation works against aguero.

      1. Diddizz
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Show me your FH-team with Agüero and Jesus in it.

        1. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Hendo
          Stevens, baldock, targett
          Kdb, ozil, pepe, grealish
          Aguero, jesus, auba

          Might change ozil, pepe and targett depending on how deep I want to go on the DGW

          1. Diddizz
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            You are going all in I see. Are you chasing in your mini-leagues?

            But that's a very nice selection with Agüero and Jesus. But sometimes we are too greedy when it comes to DGW-players.

            What's your team after FH?

  6. Vazza
      8 months, 27 days ago

      Bottomed so reposting.

      On a FH

      Please pick one of the following -

      1/
      Henderson*
      Alonso/Doherty
      TAA
      Abraham
      1st sub: Saiss

      2/
      Leno*
      O’Connell*
      Mane
      McGinn*
      1st sub: Nketiah*

      3/
      Henderson*
      TAA
      Martial
      Abraham
      1st sub: Tanganga

      4/
      Henderson*
      Alonso/Doherty
      Bruno
      Abraham
      1st sub: Saiss

      1. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 27 days ago

        4

      2. Vazza
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Anyone else with suggestions?

      3. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Thoughts on how to improve this BB30 Draft (Pre-WC31)

        Leno Reina
        Lascelles Fernandez Boly Egan Basham
        Sterling KDB Grealish Fleck Ozil
        Aguero Jiminez Aubameyang

        Maybe swap Fernandez,Boly,Ozil out for a better 16.6m combo?

      4. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Salah again didnt start,sell for Mane?

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Or wait..... There's plenty of time

      5. chonks
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        thoughts on this BB

        reina leno
        baldock TAA oconnell lascalles saiss
        grealish fleck KDB bilva fernandes
        Auba kun jimi

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          I like it but don’t see Bilva making the cut or Leno getting any points - rather have Hendo

          1. OleGGMU
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Agreed, perhaps Bsilva,Fleck, Leno -> Martial, Cantwell, Hendo

      6. JM11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Anyone taking a punt on Foden?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Too punty

          Can’t help but see:

          Sane Kun Sterling
          Rodri Silva KDB
          Mendy Laporte Fernandinho Walker

          With a couple of variations

        2. Loftus cheeky nandos
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Too risky from the start especially as city have no injuries

      7. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 27 days ago

        Best long term defender for 4.3? Also why?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Lascelles - fixtures

          1. Vazza
              8 months, 27 days ago

              This.

              Max Aarrons could be a good shout too.

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

            Charlie Taylor

          3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Not this week but I want to mention Holgate

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Thinking of setting up like this and BB:

          Reina Hendo
          TAA Lascelles O’Connell Doherty Stephens
          Mane KDB D.Silva Grealish Fernandes
          Rashford Jota Jimenez

          Looks good?

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Honestly? Well then:
            -None of your front line have DGW
            -Dilva unlikely to feature in both games
            -Defense looks good

            Assume you have played your WC?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Nope, front line is for the future - great fixtures

              Think Dilva is more likely than others, now he is rested

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Sorry yes no WC

          2. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Dilva is a poor pick imo. I'd upgrade him to Mahrez and downgrade Jota to a fodder like Nketiah.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              How does that help bench boost?

              Nketiah unlikely to feature and Mahrez limited on time on the pitch now Sane has returned

              1. seanie3
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                will Sane get many minutes if he is likely to be sold end of season to Bayern

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Yes because pep loves the right player in the right spot

              2. LE CHARO
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Dilva's time on the pitch is even more limited, just look at his minutes in the games before the lockdown, he's barely featured, and his recent stats have been poor. Nketiah started in each of Arsenal's last 3 PL games, so he's on the contrary pretty much assured to at least feature. In fact, I'm pretty sure he'll get more minutes across the 2 games than Dilva.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  When looking at time on the pitch after the Christmas period and considering fatigue you cannot draw any conclusions to team selection now

                  1. LE CHARO
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Gotta base our decisions on something though. Also, it's not as if he had a lot of gametime after the winter break.

          3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            No Sterling or Kun? If they haul your are screwed.

        3. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Geoff definitely furloughed then

        4. Loftus cheeky nandos
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          A) Doherty and Cantwell
          Or
          B) Saiss and grealish

          Ovbs grealish has a Dgw which is great but Doherty has much greater chance of getting returns than saiss

        5. FPL Diet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Thinking of keeping TAA - purchased at £7.0m now £7.8m & Martial, bought at £7.5m now £8.0m , worth keeping the value rather than fully attacking the double gameweek?

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            TAA for sure, as you will want him till Pool clinches. Not sure Id keep Martial

          2. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Martial could be a good differential. Not seen him mentioned this week much.

        6. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          FH GTG now?

          Leno
          TAA Baldock Stevens Lundstram
          Sterling KDB Pepe Grealish
          Agüero (c) Auba

          Bench: Cantwell just in case

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Pepe is meh, think Vardy would be the better pick in that price range.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Interesting, hadn’t really thought of him.

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                My current draft looks exactly like that but with Vardy over Pepe

            2. Your Man With The Hair
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Vardy's definitely weighing in two stone over weight and with blue teeth after drinking 24 bottles of WKD every night for the past 3 months. Avoid.

              1. Garth Marenghi
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Ha! Possible. Leicester average 2 goals a game away or at home. Basically I think Leicester’s attack is more likely to be hitting on all cylinders than Watford’s defenders.

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Is this irony or speculations or facts?

                1. Your Man With The Hair
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Well it's definitely not irony, Alanis.

        7. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 27 days ago

          Is Boly worth the extra £0.2m over Saiss?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            No IMO.

          2. Vazza
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Not in my opinion

            • TOKAMAK
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              yes set piece threat ++

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Incorrect statement.

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Saiss has the better attacking states mate.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Far better. Boly has had barely any since returning.

            • Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Got both

            • cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              believe so- bonus magnet

            • Bielsa's Bucket
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Saiss and save the extra

            • I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              I think so.

          3. TOKAMAK
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            I present my BB BatB draft:

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

          4. fuzzymike
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Salah & Mane
            Either for GW30??
            Best one for rest of season??

            1. Your Man With The Hair
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Seems that Salah is a doubt. But would rather have him longer term. Especially if he's still close to golden boot.

              1. fuzzymike
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Good call on golden boot.
                Why is he doubtful??

                1. Your Man With The Hair
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Missed training and didn't feature in a warm up match apparently.

          5. simong1
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Jota or Pukki the better pick for GW30+ only? Already have Cantwell

          6. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Lol Jimenez (C) injured after 6 mins...

          7. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Started the season with Lundstram at 4.0 and never sold him so his selling value is 4.4 for me. Think he's great value at that price even with the rotation risk.

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Can't argue against that really

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 27 days ago

              4.5 for me thats the only thing preventing me from switching to another shu def

            3. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Same. I’m keeping

            4. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Yer i don't fancy his chances but still risking it.

          8. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Best option for a FH?

            A) Vardy
            B) Son
            C) Laca
            D) Pepe
            E) Any other player outside City and Arsenal

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Up to 10m'ish

            2. Garth Marenghi
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              A

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Thanks!

            3. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              I’m debating between Lacazette,Vardy,Jimenez or going 3-5-2 with Pepe.

              Currently on Vardy but not sure.

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Out of those, Vardy is the most explosive one, thats for sure. Wonder if he is in good shape.

          9. Loftus cheeky nandos
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Best defenders 4.3 and below?
            Obviously Williams is the obvious option, looking for others though, currently looking at tomori considering Lampard has favoured 3 at the back pre lockdown. Any other ones to note?

            1. Your Man With The Hair
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Lascalles. Mings at 4.4m if you could stretch.

              1. Loftus cheeky nandos
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Thanks, forgot about lascelles

            2. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Charlie Taylor.
              Lascelles

              1. LE CHARO
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 27 days ago

                This

          10. Hitmonlee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Would you go Option

            A) FH TEAM
            Leno
            TAA / Lundy / Stevens / O’Connell
            Sterling / KDB / Grealish / Pepe
            Aguero (c) / Aubameyang

            or

            B) BB TEAM
            Hendo / Leno
            Lascelles / TAA / Laporte / Egan / O’Con
            Cantwell / KDB(c) / Mane / Bruno / Grealish
            Jiménez / Auba / Ayew

            Side note: I’m happy with my current team which will be available for 31, but I have no WC

            Thanks! Thoughts appreciated.

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              FH

            2. LE CHARO
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Tough decision indeed. I'm not sure there will be a better time to deploy the BB so I'd be inclined towards that. Your BB team looks pretty solid going forward, although I'd avoid owning both Cantwell and Ayew.

          11. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 27 days ago

            (vFPL) Jimenez replacements? I've drawn up 3 - Rashford, Abraham, or - dare I say it - Callum Wilson.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Do you already have Jota?

          12. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Who are Aston Villa's locked in defenders? (the 0.1 from Targett to Engels could be invaluable to me)

            1. BNMC
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Mings will start at CB when fit but for his partner it's a toss-up between Hause or Konsa.

              But I wouldn't be in a rush to get any Villa defenders - there are several non-DGW teams that seem more likely to pick up a clean sheet than Villa will be in any of their games.

          13. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            Should I FH30 or BB30 (WC still available)

            Current Squad

            McCarthy Pope
            TAA Lascelles Boly Aurier Maguire
            Salah Mane KDB Bruno Cantwell
            Jiminez Ings Nketiah

            FH draft (3-5-2):

            Reina
            Baldock Egan Lascelles
            Salah Sterling KDB Grealish Fleck
            Aguero Aub
            (Fodder on bench)

            BB draft :
            Reina Leno
            Lascelles Fernandez Basham Egan Boly
            Sterling KDB Grealish Ozil Fleck
            Jiminez aguero Aub

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Honest question. If you still have your WC why would you FH30.

              1. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 27 days ago

                Good Q, it would be to avoid selling the likes of TAA Salah etc and losing value before bringing them back in again.

                I do feel like BB is the best choice though

                1. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 27 days ago

                  Ah, I'm BB30 but keeping the likes of TAA Salah and Mane. For me the priority is two Dgw gk's and a smattering of other dgw players. So long as the bench gains 16pts or more that's a success.

                  1. manu4life99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    8 months, 27 days ago

                    Struggling to afford the quality city players whilst keeping those lpool players.

                    TAA Jimi & Salah the only players where I would lose decent value

                    Currently looking at this (but means losing 0.4 on TAA and 0.3 on Mo)

                    Reina Leno
                    Lascelles Egan Basham XXX XXX
                    Sterling KDB Grealish Fleck XXX
                    Aguero Aub Jimi

                    1. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 months, 27 days ago

                      What about keeping TAA and Salah and going light up top with Nak and Samata.

          14. rjcv177
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            FH frenzy to climb ML

            Leno
            Stevens, Lundstram, O'Connel
            Sterling, KDB, Pepe, Grealish
            Kun, Auba, Pukki

            Major problem?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Like the Pukki pick.

            2. jaguar shark
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              I like it!

          15. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 27 days ago

            hey hey -- lazy question: are prices being held constant until start of GW 30+?

            1. Loftus cheeky nandos
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              Yep

            2. marquinhos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 27 days ago

              yes sir