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The 12 Double Gameweek 30+ players I plan to Bench Boost with

It’s back. It has felt like an eternity, but in a couple of days, we’ll be back to cheering on our differentials, holding our head in our hands when our captains miss a sitter, screaming at VAR when it rules out our points, and dancing around the living room with the dog when our player gets a 90-minute winner.

It’s been such a strange season for my team, but I couldn’t have predicted how weird it would get. After Harvey Barnes (£6.2m) got 19 points in Gameweek 29 and James Maddison (£7.5m) blanked, my rank plummeted. I can’t say I was feeling all that great about FPL. I’ve used these months to rest, recuperate and not really think about it too much in all honesty but, now it’s back, I’m ready to dive back in and sort things out.

When I opened my team for the first time in weeks the other day, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The balance of my team was decent, I had some sensible big hitters and quite a nice spread of players from different teams.

However, with everything that’s going on, there’s so much more to consider. Who is going to play most regularly in this frantic end to the season? Which of the players returning from injury will have the biggest impact? Which teams should we be targeting to ensure we are getting motivated and hungry players, rather than those who would rather be at home doing a Zoom quiz.

The final few weeks look set to shake everything up and, in a season where I’ve struggled to get a grip on what’s happening, I am conscious that I will need to adapt quickly. I’ve put together a couple of things that I’ll be looking to capitalise on as we enter the final straight of the season.

1. My chip strategy

What is the best FPL chip strategy for Double Gameweek 30+ and beyond?

The first round of Project Restart hands us an exciting Double Gameweek. Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United and Aston Villa all play twice. Not only that, but FPL has handed us unlimited transfers AND the option to play a chip. To me, this is huge. Whenever I’ve played the Bench Boost before, I’ve had to plan ahead. Not just pick a team for one week, but consider how my squad will fare over several Gameweeks and ensure that each player serves a purpose around the double.

Well, that’s not the case this time around. In fact, I can do the complete opposite. The players I pick need to only serve one purpose. Score points in Double Gameweek 30+. This is because I’ve got the Wildcard ready to go, to clean up any mess that I find myself in after this Gameweek. The prospect of this is really exciting, I’m effectively gaining an extra Free Hit chip.

People without a Wildcard aren’t so lucky. Their Free Hits will likely be played, or squads will be designed with future Gameweeks in mind. With the likes of Everton desperately trying to avoid handing Liverpool the title at Goodison Park, Manchester United against a Spurs team with a whole host of injured players back and ready to go, and Leicester away at a Watford side who will be desperate to pick up points, I’m really hoping that shying away from these players and focusing on those with a double will make me big strides this coming week.

Those who are Free Hitting are essentially losing out on either a free Wildcard (unlimited transfers this week) or having to use what is arguably their most powerful chip (as squads will be reset to how they were prior to this Gameweek). This is great news for me personally, and indeed the many that still have the Wildcard. Some will be looking at their teams this week, concerned that their squads are looking weak, wishing they could make changes – and will only be applying a band-aid on the problem with their Free Hit chip, or will have to make transfers with the rest of the season in mind. The Double Gameweek 30+ Bench Boost and Gameweek 31+ Wildcard just looks a match made in heaven.

2. Who I’m targeting for GW 30+

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There’s still quite a bit to play for this season, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves, Spurs and Sheffield United all hunting down the top four spots. At the other end of the table, five teams are trying to avoid being relegated with seemingly doomed Norwich.

Between these two groups, there is a whole host of players to choose from, and I’ll be basing my transfers for the remainder of the season on who has something to play for.

However, my team doesn’t need to follow this rule this week. My Double Gameweek 30+ plan is purely to try and capitalise on those with two fixtures.

I’ll be tripling-up on Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United – and probably Aston Villa too. This means that 12 of my 15 players will be Double Gameweekers (the maximum I can have), with the other three slots going to teams with good games.

I like the look of Chelsea’s match against Villa – so Tammy Abraham (7.5m) will likely feature in my squad. The City and Arsenal options are trickier to decide on. Sergio Aguero (11.8m) will likely be the go-to captain for many (and for good reason), with Pierre Emeric-Aubameyang (11.1m) the other main consideration for the armband. It also seems silly to go without Kevin De Bruyne (10.6m) based on his form pre-coronavirus.

With Leroy Sane (9.3m) back to fitness, and a plethora of options in midfield such as Raheem Sterling (11.7m), Ryiad Mahrez (8.5m) and Bernardo Silva (7.9m) all in the reckoning for a start, plus the new five substitutes rule and Pep Guardiola’s tendency to rotate players anyway, I feel like I want to shy away from these players with the hope of getting a bit more security from their defence.

Aymeric Laporte (6.3m) was back in the team just before COVID-19 hit, and the break may have boosted his recovery from injury, if not lack of match fitness. John Stones (5.3m) and Nicholas Otamendi (4.9m) are just such inferior options compared to the Frenchman (compared to how impactful the midfielders are) which suggests that Laporte could get two sets of 90 minutes under his belt. He has scored big in a Double Gameweek before. Let’s hope he can do it again.

Is it time to invest in Arsenal assets after Gameweek 28? 6

Turning my attentions to Arsenal, I immediately have decided to eliminate any consideration for their defenders. A game against Manchester City doesn’t bode well for their chances of a clean sheet, and then an away game at Brighton, who I feel have enough to cause them difficulty with the skill of players like Leandro Trossard (5.8m), Neal Maupay (5.7m) and new signing Alexis MacCallister (5.5m) (who I am extremely excited about might I add) means that I can see goals in this match.

This means I’ll be looking in midfield to try and find some sources of points. Nicolas Pépe (9.3m) has burned me before, but I wonder if having no fans will reduce the pressure on the man who signed for big money in the summer. I also like the look of Bukayo Saka (4.7m), who Mikel Arteta seems to have a real soft spot for, and can play either at full-back or on the wing. I did briefly consider Dani Ceballos (5.2m) and Mesut Özil (7.3m), but note the deeper withdrawn role the former occupies under Arteta…and I fear that Özil may go missing even more than usual under a less pressured atmosphere.

My choices from Villa and Sheffield United were much easier. Jack Grealish (6.4m) looks a must, especially with his incredible strike in a friendly game against West Bromwich Albion the other day. The issue is which fellow Villains to pair with him.

Currently I’ve got Pepe Reina (4.5m) as my reserve goalkeeper, who I am not expecting much from, but may come out with some save points. I also love the look of John McGinn (5.4m) who was such an asset earlier in the season. I know David wrote a helpful article about him earlier this week. You can READ IT HERE.

While the focus has mostly been on attackers so far, at least two defenders from Sheffield United look tasty. I am also considering the triple up, but am leaning towards giving John Fleck (5.0m) a spot in my team. He has five goals this season already, and his place in the team looks pretty secure. Lord Lundstram (4.9) will, of course, be heavily backed, but again, I am hoping that he misses at least one of the games and my other United options help me gain some ground.

3. Going forward

With a solid plan in place for Double Gameweek 30+, I need to begin planning for Gameweek 31+ and beyond. I’m really pleased that I’ll be able to have a week to scope out the teams’ and players’ fitness and motivation before playing my Wildcard.

Manchester United and Wolves are the teams that I really want to target until the season end, with a combination of great fixtures, hungry players and something to play for. If Liverpool do claim the title at Goodison, I may even shy away from their options altogether…

I just want to end this article by offering my sympathies to anyone that’s been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. The pandemic has taken a toll on people emotionally, physically, on their careers and loved ones. If anyone does want to chat about anything, I’m always available, and the best place to contact me is on Twitter – @ffscout_az. Whether it’s just to chat FPL, or anything really. It’s going to be great being able to look forward to watching some football again and getting back to being involved with the FFScout community. Onwards to Double Gameweek 30+!

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994 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mufc202020
    25 days, 32 mins ago

    A) Saka and Tammy
    B) Pepe and Nketiah

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 29 mins ago

      100% A

  2. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 31 mins ago

    Henderson Reina
    Egan TAA Lascelles Aarons Ward
    KDB Mane Saka Grealish Fleck
    Auba Aguero Jota

    Thoughts on this BB team guys?? would have 9 DGW players

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Nice team, though your SGW players - Aaron, Ward are very weak - if 2 are on the bench with Reina then not much of a (Bench) boost - maybe look at ditching Mane & see how the money could be better spent

  3. Thisisjdowling
    25 days, 29 mins ago

    My main concern with chip strategy is around the potential of future blank/double game weeks. I read that FA Cup semi finals are scheduled for the weekend of 18/19th July, which surely would coincide with PL fixtures. Are we not likely to see more disruption as a result?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 28 mins ago

      No.
      The next rounds of the FA cup are planned for the empty midweek slots later in the season.

      There will be no further DGWs, unless we get a snow storm.

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 28 mins ago

    Any free hitters this GW clicked confirm yet?

    1. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 25 mins ago

      Can't quite bring myself to do it. No point, given there are no price rises. But I wouldn't leave it to the last 5 minutes in case of an FPL meltdown 🙂

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 22 mins ago

        Good point. So when will you click confirm? Obviously things get tricky when you remove players you have value tied up in.

        1. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 14 mins ago

          Wednesday morning I think. We probably won't get any more team news after then, just distracting rumors about who didn't get off the team bus etc....

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 5 mins ago

      not yet, just sussing things out....i want the option to bb till the very last minute lol, though im certain im fhing

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 mins ago

      Yep

  5. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 26 mins ago

    Here's my Free Hit team for GW30+. Any thoughts???

    Leno (McCarthy)
    Egan E.Stevens Targett (Lascelles) (Mings)
    DeBruyne Sterling Grealish Pepe Fleck
    Aguero Aubaneyang (Connolly)

    1. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 12 mins ago

      Perhaps with a brave/foolish Sterling (C)

  6. NoSalah’d
    25 days, 23 mins ago

    Please RMT
    No WC left
    Leno, Button
    TAA, Otamendi, Stevens, Lascelles, Saiss
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Cantwell
    Augero, Jiminez, Rashford
    I am unsure aboutMan city defender to go for: Otamendi or Laporte? My defence is weaker with Laporte

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 20 mins ago

      Go Laporte but Stones could come in for either of Laporte or Otamendi

      1. NoSalah’d
        25 days, 17 mins ago

        Thanks. Would this be a better team, then and I could take Laporte out for Doherty next GW?
        Leno, Button
        TAA, Laporte, Egan, Lascelles, Hanley,
        KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Douglas Luiz
        Augero, Rashford, Jimimez

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 10 mins ago

          That looks better assuming you have already played your BB

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 mins ago

      Looks good but would get laporte not ota. Also if you've bb left can you get to Reina instead of button?

      1. NoSalah’d
        25 days, 16 mins ago

        I dont have wc, and dont trust villa defence.

        1. Blunder fc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 11 mins ago

          Villas defense is awful to be fair, I just hate the idea of bb with a non playing keeper

          1. NoSalah’d
            25 days, 8 mins ago

            Yeah, but I can't seem to afford it and I feel money could be spent better elsewhere.

  7. Ason Willa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 22 mins ago

    My strategy: GW30+ Bench Boost

    Make use of unlimited transfers for GW30+ & GW31+, then WC in GW32+ (keep free hit in the bag)

    Leno/McCarthy
    TAA, Fernandez, Lundstram, Targett, Williams
    Salah, DeBruyne, Bruno, Grealish, Barnes
    Auba, Aguero, Nketiah

    8 Double Gameweek players, and a good enough team to play again the next GW.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks great, that. Only thing I would consider is to get another SHU defender over Williams.

      1. Ason Willa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah, Williams I'm not sure about, but I suspect he'll still get game time due to the schedule. Also I can't afford to upgrade him without downgrading elsewhere.

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Probably best team I’ve seen with big 4 of Salah, KDB, Aguero & Auba - well done
      I’d swap Lundstram (as not convinced he’s nailed) for other Sheff Utd defender - May give you some funds to upgrade Williams (same not nailed issue)
      Also no wolves could hit you going forward

      1. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Plus swap Reina for McCarthy as Leno has good game in WK31+ so not need for cover

  8. Lightbody
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 21 mins ago

    *11

  9. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 20 mins ago

    Which option:

    1) Kun + Targett
    2) Auba + Lunds

    1. Vazza
      25 days, 19 mins ago

      2

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 mins ago

      Auba Stevens

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 20 mins ago

    Thank you for posting all your RMTs, I will select the best one in 5 days time.

    1. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 17 mins ago

      I have trademarked mine.

  11. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 18 mins ago

    Which is the better option?
    Only FH chip left chasing ML leaders so need maximum upside.

    A) Use unlimited Transfers, Save FH chip

    Leno 3.9
    TAA Doherty Maguire O'Connell 3.9
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
    Aguero Jimenez Pukki

    B) Use FH chip for DGW30 and get this team back in GW31:

    McCarthy 3.9
    TAA Doherty Maguire Holgate Cathcart
    Salah Mane KDB Bruno Grealish
    Jimenez Jota Nkietah

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 16 mins ago

      A

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 12 mins ago

        It's a tricky choice I'm only really making 4 changes with unlimited transfers.
        Also it would be nice to have Sterling, Auba, one more Shu def for DGW30.
        Then get my Triple Wolves & Pool back when they have plum fixtures in GW31.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 14 mins ago

      A helps in long term

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 9 mins ago

        It probably does make things a bit easier for me long term but I'd still want the same players in GW31/32 with both my teams (Rashford/Martial & Son).
        Also I will be missing out on some DGW30 players.

    3. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Think you have a good team in option B. Debating the same and leaning towards A

      1. kuzser
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Leaning towards B 🙂

  12. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 16 mins ago

    I'd confirm my team before Wednesday. Who knows how many people will be on the site that day and whether FPL servers will hold up.

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 mins ago

      I want a Pep press conference before I hit confirm.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 11 mins ago

        I was hoping for a friendly game but I fear that won't give us much insight either.

        The only question mark I have is Aguero. He's been very vocal in his disagreement about the season starting.

        Plus as per my Cancelo comment below, it's a good time for Pep to assess Jesus and whether City need to buy a striker this summer. Aguero ageing, Jesus not exactly great etc.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          Yes Aguero is a concern. Think he’s staying at City next season though, so don’t expect too much from phasing out, although I think he’ll manage his minutes with the CL coming back in August.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 4 mins ago

      Already have bar captain pick. Not a while lot to mull over really. Handy enough.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Good point. Just confirmed my free hit team.

  13. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 mins ago

    Mahrez even for 30mins gwice as a substitue is a great pick this week.

    He comes on and scores when the game is flat, when the confusion starts, the Defenders legs give in

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 14 mins ago

      I'm definitely going Mahrez over Sterling.

    2. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 13 mins ago

      #metoo

    3. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 13 mins ago

      Lacazette has a habit of doing that too, but I can't bring myself to do it.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        25 days, 4 mins ago

        I'm giving Lacazette a chance

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      25 days, 5 mins ago

      I would consider Mahrez over Sterling on a FH if I had somewhere else to put the $$$

    5. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 1 min ago

      I'd get him but sadly, with mane, kdb, Aubameyang & kun, not enough funds for him

    6. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      This is why I'm thinking Mahrez instead of Ederson as my third City player with KdB and Aguero

  14. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 mins ago

    Is Walker perhaps the most reliable City defensive asset for minutes (aside from Ederson)?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 13 mins ago

      City have nothing to play for. Surely Pep can use the final few games to plan for next season. A good time to see where Cancelo is at.

      Walker is pretty trash as it is, so either Cancelo takes this potential chance or Pep will have to invest in defence...

      ...again.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        25 days ago

        More planning for the CL in August.

    2. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 6 mins ago

      Pep could pick two completely different teams for the two games. I'd say Anderson is the only player close to reliable

  15. SweepaKeepa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 15 mins ago

    Classy final paragraph AZ.

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 13 mins ago

      Amen

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 10 mins ago

      I never read articles but a very nice touch from Az. Sometimes a conversation to let off steam or to confide in, is all we need in unprecedented times like these.

      Fair play Az, nice one.

  16. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 mins ago

    Any Wolves fans? Or anyone else...

    Is Vinagre back in favour?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 mins ago

      Jonny's back fit now, it looks like. Vinagre only in the starting XI "recently" because he was injured. I'm sure he'll get minutes, mind, with the five subs thing.

      1. GREEN IS GOOD
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 8 mins ago

        Thanks!

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 11 mins ago

      I prefer just salt myself......

  17. simong1
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 mins ago

    Who is the best 5th midfielder pick for GW30+ BB only?

    Options I can see for me are:

    A) Cantwell
    B) Saka
    C) Douglas Luiz

    Trying to decide between Cantwell, the SGW option with a good fixture or the other 2 who should hopefully get a minimum of 3-4 points as they have 2 fixtures.

    Better to go for Cantwell with the hope he gets a goal/assist or go for one of the DGW options?

  18. D.Glynn
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 11 mins ago

    A) Ozil and Mendy
    B) Bruno and Lascelles

    A would mean playing WC for Gw 31, B allows me to check form for another week until 32.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days ago

      B

      1. D.Glynn
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks

  19. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 10 mins ago

    Hi all

    Is McGinn likely to be nailed for the 2 Villa games?

    Thanks

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 8 mins ago

      I'm not sure whether playing 90x2 in such a short space of time after a very lengthy injury is realistic.

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 7 mins ago

      think i want to stick with grealish

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 mins ago

      Thanks.

      Just weighing up options and
      the extra 1m itb would come in handy for GW31.

  20. TripleHHH
    25 days, 7 mins ago

    Thoughts on this? Using BB and have WC left to play, 0ITB.

    De Gea, Pope
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, O'Connell, Kelly
    Bruno, KDB, Grealish, McGinn, James
    Jota, Auba, Aguero

    1. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 6 mins ago

      Kelly might be benched?

  21. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 7 mins ago

    BB team, couple of spots up for grabs!
    How's this looking?
    Leno ederson
    Baldock O'Connell TAA Lascelles Stephens/mings
    Mane kdb grealish Fleck cantwell/saka
    Ayew Aguero Aubameyang

  22. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 7 mins ago

    Appreciate some feedback lads

    A. Free hit team, fodder bench
    Henderson,
    TAA, Stevens, Lund
    KDB, Jack, Mount, Bruno Saka
    Kun, Auba, Laca

    B. Unlimited Transfers Team
    Pope
    TAA, Boly, Baldock, O'connel, Lacs
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Jack, Saka
    Kun, Tammy, Jota

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 5 mins ago

      Laca is high risk on FH, probably better with tammy or Jimenez considering arsenal are gonna score alot at city and he's far from nailed

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        25 days, 1 min ago

        Lacazette doesn't need to start to haul.......I like him for the FH

  23. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 1 min ago

    What do you reckon to this? No WC, so want to think long term. BB this week.
    Henderson krul
    TAA alonso awb saiss egan
    Kdb grealish mount fleck saka
    Auba aguero rashford

    Grealish, Aguero could become Salah, jota or son, jimenez next gw

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I like it as a team for the week and you have some good plans to de-DGW it and re-balance at the same time.

      My only concern would be Saka and Fleck long term but Arsenal have good fixtures and if Saka gets a proper run of games you can sort it out in time.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah you are right. So it might take a - 4/8 next week to get rid of grealish, fleck and Aguero. I'm fine with that.
        Thanks

        1. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 23 hours ago

          No problem. How do you like my BB team below?

          I see we have both punted on Alonso - slightly nervous about him starting despite great form going into the lockdown.

  24. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days ago

    It's good to back and I hope everyone is coping OK in this difficult period.

    Any thoughts on this BB team? Still have FH, WC, BB and TC

    I have spent quite a bit at the back but the premium options have significant attacking potential - still undecided though. The midfield suffers from the resultant budget constraints but given most of the DGW options are cheap (and not sure City options are reliable enough starters) I am not sure could spend the money anyway.

    Leno Henderson
    TAA Stevens Doherty Laporte Alonso
    KDB Mount Grealish Fleck Saka
    Auba Kun Jota

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I like it! If I had wc, that's the sort of team I'd be going for

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheer mate.

        Still not convinced about Saka as an option and am semi tempted to just go with Cantwell as I think that will turn out better if Saka only gets one start.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I reckon alonso is worth a punt, high risk, high reward.
      I'm not worrying too much about that this time, just want some exciting players

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        Yep, that is where I am at. Alonso and Doherty is a potentially explosive combo.

  25. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    A. Auba + Cantwell or
    B. Sterling + Nketiah

    In my BB team?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  26. Pdrpro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    I've free hit, BB and WC left, but I'm not sure I buy this BB in GW30+ and then WC in 31+ being the best thing ever.

    My current team is:

    Pope (McCarthy)

    TAA VVD Doherty (Saiss Williams)

    Salah KDB Sarr Fernandes (Hayden)

    Rashford Deeney Jota

    1.7mil in bank

    Thinking is that this team should be pretty good going forwards, and BB in GW 30+ sure would give you 12 doublers, but at the expense of nuking team value in buying back those players I already have for GW31+.

    FH I can get 11 doublers anyway:

    Leno

    Lund Baldock Stevens

    KDB Sterling Grealish Pepe

    Auba Kun Samatta

    3.9 Douglas luiz Williams 3.9

    So is BB all it's cracked up to be here? Seems weird to not use the free transfers, but I'm not sure there's much benefit in it here for me or am I missing something?

    1. Santigold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm in the same boat. Before we heard about the unlimited transfers I was set on using the FH. I'm just going to go ahead with that original plan and ignore the free transfers. This way I'll save my WC and BB for later as well.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Apparently Laca+McGinn is better than Pepe+Samatta on a FH, what do you think?

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      When do you think you'd use the BB then?

    4. Pdrpro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      GW33 most likely, will have the wildcard as well to see what's what and set it up in the best way for it. That would be a gameweek where my attackers aren't paying my defenders etc

      DANNYDRINKVODKA: Yeah I'd be game for that in fairness, although I've been burned by Laca before! Maybe Tammy + McGinn could be a way as well

    5. Pdrpro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      Or Jiminez+Mcginn

  27. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Which one:

    A) Targett (SHU/CHE)
    B) Nkeitah (mci/bha)

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      B by a mile for me.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I assume this is for the last spot on your FH..............I would go with Nkeitah

  28. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    AZ raising the Barnes/Maddison swing from 29 still hurts.. dropped from 2nd in ML, to 4th because of it, but still only 13 points from 2nd place, all to play for.

  29. grooveymatt65
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    (lost on the last article) What do you think about this BB team? I plan to Wildcard next GW. I realise I am risking it by not having TAA lol.

    Leno Henderson

    Basham Robertson Bednarek Targett Egan

    Sterling De Bruyne Saka Barnes Grealish

    Aguero Aubameyang DCL

    0.2 itb

    thanks guys

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 23 hours ago

      I think having Sterling is too much of a compromise for the rest of your squad. Having Bednarek and DCL on BB boost seems a waste given the flexibility afforded by unlimited transfers.

      Of course, it will be fully justified if Sterling smashes it.

      1. grooveymatt65
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 23 hours ago

        ok cool thanks

  30. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Just wondering, with a BB left and a WC , how are people thinking about Liverpool assets. I have TAA and Mane, both with large TV built up ( had them for a long time). Losing mane is the only realistic way for me to get Aguero for this week, but I’m sure I will want him back on next weeks WC. Thoughts?