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The best premium midfielders ahead of the FPL restart

Fantasy Premier League managers have some tough decisions to make about the premium midfielders on offer ahead of Project Restart.

While some boast excellent Double Gameweek 30+ appeal without much to like about their subsequent fixtures, others can offer excellent runs beyond a less exciting matches in the short-term.

Meanwhile, a lot of the decision making process on these expensive midfielders may come down to which chips Fantasy managers have left.

So to help you identify which of these assets work best for your squad, we have gone through each one to highlight the pros and cons.

That’s a total of 15 players that start off as cheap as Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) and end up as expensive as FPL king Mohamed Salah (£12.7m).

KEVIN DE BRUYNE

  • Price: £10.6m
  • Ownership: 46.8%
  • Next four Gameweeks: ARS + BUR | che | LIV | sou

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) remains the most popular asset in FPL, still sat in 46.8% of squads ahead of Double Gameweek 30+.

That number could even increase in light of Manchester City’s appealing pair of fixtures over the next few days.

Before we even get onto what De Bruyne is capable of, we have to draw attention to the main element of his appeal for a Double Gameweek: reliability of starts.

Across the whole of 2019/20, the only Manchester City to register more pitch-time than the Belgian is Ederson (£6.0m). De Bruyne has played 2,148 minutes of football this season, just 23 minutes fewer than the goalkeeper. That’s about as nailed-on as it can get, especially in comparison to some of the other City midfielders, who we will mention shortly.

But on top of that important role to the team, De Bruyne remains top of the Premier League charts for assists this season, recording a total of 18 for his colleagues.

Furthermore, the Belgian has had his shooting boots in 2019/20, registering more goal attempts than any other Manchester City player in the first 29 Gameweeks, Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) the only Citizen to manage more on target too, even if just under half of them were outside the box.

Either way, as a result of his busy shooting, De Bruyne has already matched his previous best goal-tally in a Premier League season this year (eight), with 10 matches left to go.

While Manchester City have two tough fixtures in Gameweeks 31+ and 32+ (Chelsea and Liverpool), their run of games beyond that are appealing too.

They travel to Southampton, Brighton and Watford between Gameweeks 33+ and 38+ while Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich are all due to come to the Etihad Stadium.

With all of that in mind, De Bruyne is likely to be almost unanimously owned by active managers for Double Gameweek 30+. Those with Wildcards left at their disposal won’t be put off by the Chelsea and Liverpool matches while those without will need him for the excellent run of games beyond that.

NICOLAS PÉPÉ

  • Price: £9.3m
  • Ownership: 4.9%
  • Next four Gameweeks: mci + bha | sou | NOR | wol

While a number of the premium options under consideration for Double Gameweek 30+ struggle to offer appealing fixtures immediately afterwards, Arsenal are a different story.

In the wake of facing Manchester City and Brighton in the same round, the Gunners go on to clash with the somewhat questionable defences of Southampton and Norwich.

That is, of course, great news for Nicolas Pépé (£9.3m), who came into some decent form just before coronavirus paused the Premier League season for three months.

Since Mikel Arteta took over, the Ivorian international was best among Arsenal players for assists (three) and created chances with a greater frequency than colleague Mesut Özil (£7.3m). During this period, Pépé registered a key pass every 39 minutes to the German’s one every 41.

The quality of Pépé’s work in this area was also greater than Özil’s, the former Lille man top for big chances created in Arteta’s short reign so far.

Pépé typically fared better at home, especially after Arsenal changed manager, with all his attacking returns after Gameweek 16 coming at the Emirates Stadium (two goals and three assists).

However, that particular restriction could potentially count for less now that the Premier League season will be concluded behind closed doors. Pépé is a player of undoubted technical ability but it is no secret that he struggled to settle into life at Arsenal initially, perhaps on account of the pressure. He could be exactly the sort of player to benefit in a world without fans.

The main question will, of course, be whether or not Fantasy managers can trust Pépé to start or play a significant role in both of the Double Gameweek matches, especially with many possessing the relevant chips to treat this bumper round of action like a daily Fantasy game.

There are just over 66 hours between Arsenal’s trip to the Etihad Stadium and their visit to Brighton, a particularly tight turnaround for a squad that went three months without being able to train together and has not played a competitive fixture since March.

That worry is always going to be a concern for Fantasy managers ahead of Double Gameweek 30+ and all we can do is recount what we know of life before coronavirus.

And what we saw of Pépé in February and March was an increasingly important role in the Arsenal team. He started seven of the Gunners’ last eight league matches before lockdown.

The 572 minutes he recorded in this period was more than any other option capable of playing on the flanks of Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1 system, namely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m), Bukayo Saka (£4.7m), Reiss Nelson (£5.3m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.5m).

BRUNO FERNANDES

Fernandes the key target for FPL managers using free transfers in Gameweek 31
  • Price: £8.6m
  • Ownership: 17.1%
  • Next four Gameweeks: tot | SHU | bha | BOU

Beyond Double Gameweek 30+ Manchester United’s end of season fixtures are indisputably the best from an attacking perspective.

While their first two of Project Restart may be off-putting on paper, there is every reason to believe the Red Devils’ revitalised attack can still perform well.

Tottenham have been far from watertight under Jose Mourinho, registering the joint-highest expected goals conceded (xGC) score between Gameweeks 21 and 29.

Meanwhile, even if Sheffield United are a team that would normally put Fantasy managers off, do remember that the Blades will go into that encounter without Dean Henderson (£5.3m), as he is ineligible to face his parent club Manchester United. The goalkeeper has arguably been the most influential factor on Sheffield United keeping so many clean sheets this season, so they are likely to be more appealing opposition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attackers without him.

Investment in this attack from Double Gameweek 30+ seems like an absolute must for anyone going into Project Restart without a second Wildcard with at least one, maybe two worth considering in light of the fixtures.

Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) proved to be the most important attacking asset for Manchester United in the lead-up to coronavirus.

Between his debut in Gameweek 25 and Gameweek 29, the Red Devils scored eight goals, with Fernandes involved in five of them, more than any colleague.

Crucial to the Portuguese international’s appeal is his ability to score goals and create them. In the period discussed, he produced more shots than any other Manchester United player, dominated set pieces, created the highest number of chances and could be on penalties long-term. Everything you want from a premium midfielder.

It is worth pointing out that Anthony Martial (£8.0m) has a much higher chance of penalty box activity than Fernandes, whose only effort there came from the spot in the Gameweek 27 win over Watford.

But Martial’s appeal does seem largely connected with goal threat rather than creativity, perhaps why in the period mentioned above, he was only involved in three of United’s eight strikes. By no means a bad record, just not the same level of output as Fernandes. That said, the two could make an effective attacking double-up for Manchester United’s appealing run-in. Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) may also be in the conversation, as the third-most-signed player by Double Gameweek 30+ unlimited transfers, but he remains more expensive than both Fernandes and Martial with potentially less involvement in penalties moving forward and fewer points on offer for his goals.

In this bracket, we also have to consider Paul Pogba (£8.3m) who, theoretically, is fit and available to play for Manchester United when the Premier League returns. That said, it will almost certainly be a gamble to opt for the Frenchman over Fernandes or Martial. He could be asked to play a deeper role now that the Portuguese international has locked down the number 10 role and across the whole season, Pogba has just two attacking returns so far.

SON HEUNG-MIN

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  • Price: £9.7m
  • Ownership: 4.9%
  • Next four Gameweeks: MUN | WHU | shu | EVE

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) is Spurs’ leading FPL points-scorer this season despite having seen red twice, missed a penalty and spent eight matches on the sidelines.

The South Korean is sure to be a nailed-on prospect for the remainder of the season having started all 11 matches he was available for under Jose Mourinho. He is unlikely to play up-front with Harry Kane (£10.8m) back from injury so a wide berth is likely, but that need not count against him.

18 goal involvements in 21 appearances this season, is a fantastic rate of return and it appears that Son is unlikely to be affected by the lack of fans moving forward either. In 2019/20, 10 of his goals/assists were recorded at home while eight came on the road.

As a result, he has averaged 5.8 points per game in 2019/20, behind only Fernandes, Salah, De Bruyne and Mané for that statistic among midfielders. 

Furthermore, Mourinho has helped improve Son’s output, the South Korean’s points per game jumping up to 6.5 when only matches since Gameweek 13 were considered, the best of any Spurs asset.

Dele Alli (£8.3m) is not far behind in this area, averaging 5.4 points per game since Mourinho took the reins at Spurs, the second-best at the club. However, we know that he will miss the first game of Project Restart as a result of a recent FA disciplinary decision.

But outside of that, Alli is likely to be heavily involved, probably as something between a number 10 and false-nine for Spurs given that Mourinho has generally been a fan. Since the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss took over in north London, Alli has started 16 times from a possible 17, managing 90 minutes on 11 occasions.

An upcoming clash with Manchester United is unlikely to tempt too many managers to consider the Spurs attack for Double Gameweek 30+ but Mourinho’s charges may well come under strong consideration beyond that. From Gameweek 31+ onwards, Spurs rank fourth for attacking potential on the Season Ticker.

ALSO CONSIDER

Klopp stuns FPL world by benching Mané and Alexander-Arnold

Going into Double Gameweek 30+, no midfielder has been sold more times than Salah, losing over 100,000 owners as of Friday afternoon.

Lack of interest in the Egyptian, and his colleague Sadio Mané (£12.5m), is certainly understandable considering Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures, and the fact that he missed a recent friendly win over Blackburn with a reported minor injury concern.

When Manchester City and Arsenal’s premium assets have two fixtures in the next week or so, there is unlikely to be much left in our budgets for Salah and Mané.

Then when we consider that Gameweek 32+ presents a challenging trip to Manchester City, the Liverpool assets look much more appealing from Gameweek 33+ onwards when they host the Premier League’s worst defence: Aston Villa.

We should be aware of the fact that Salah and Mané did head into lockdown in encouraging enough form. Between Gameweeks 21 and 29, the Egyptian was involved in more goals than any other Premier League player (seven his own, two assists). Meanwhile, Mané scored in three of the four matches he played in following his return from injury in Gameweek 26 onwards.

Another problematic dilemma facing Fantasy managers is the options in the Manchester City midfield alternative to De Bruyne.

There are now four different players Pep Guardiola can choose from to staff the wide berths of his front-three, namely (in price order) Raheem Sterling (£11.7m), Leroy Sané (£9.3m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and Bernardo.

Sterling is the most fashionable of these, currently in 15.9% of squads. Furthermore, he has played more minutes this season than the other three (2,018).

By contrast, Bernardo has managed just 1,492, Mahrez 1,382 while Sané has missed the entire campaign through injury, but is back in the fold now.

However, Sterling’s advantage in this area probably doesn’t exactly guarantee reliable returns once the Premier League resumes. While Sané’s comeback will affect the left flank more than the right, it does mean Sterling will have to compete with Mahrez and Bernardo to play there.

Furthermore, Sterling actually played less often than Mahrez did between Gameweeks 21 and 29, the pair registering 353 and 479 minutes during this period respectively.

The Algerian’s frequency of attacking returns is truly exceptional. Despite six of his midfield colleagues registering more minutes than him this season, De Bruyne (178) is the only one with more points than Mahrez (121).

So each of these Manchester City assets carries at least one issue. Sterling’s season had been below his usual best and his starts cannot be guaranteed, and while Mahrez has largely enjoyed a successful campaign, the same rotation threat applies.

Meanwhile, it remains unclear how often Guardiola will deploy Sané considering his long absence without competitive football and Bernardo does not necessarily look nailed-on either. The workmanlike attacker started just four matches between Gameweeks 21 and 29.

Richarlison (£8.3m) is perhaps a forgotten asset for many Fantasy managers with much of the clamour for Double Gameweek 30+ on players with more than one fixture, while Everton host Liverpool.

However, the Toffees do have some favourable fixtures of their own beyond that, not least the trip to Norwich in Gameweek 31+, a visit to a leaky Spurs in Gameweek 33+, while Aston Villa and Bournemouth are the last two teams to come to Goodison Park this season.

All of that bodes well for Richarlison, who found serious form since Carlo Ancelotti arrived at Everton. He produced six attacking returns between Gameweeks 19 and 29, also registering the division’s second-highest total for big chances created. That is an exceptionally powerful statistic when we consider how ruthless Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m) became during this period, extending Richarlison’s appeal from purely goal threat to both that and creativity in equal measure.

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858 Comments Post a Comment
  1. simong1
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Who is the best 5th midfielder pick for GW30+ BB only...Cantwell or Saka?

    Trying to decide between Cantwell, the SGW option with a good fixture or Saka who should hopefully get a minimum of 3-4 points as he has 2 fixtures. Unsure about his playing time though.

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Saka

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

      Saka, better to role the dice with the DGW player and have some fun

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I was on Cantwell but have changed to Saka for some DGW bants.

  2. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Any 11 gravs on here? If not can i have a reward or somthing?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I imagine TM will be

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I dont think he is. Think he is a year behind. I could be wrong

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Legs 11 ?

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Swit swooo

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I recall you are only a few days behind?

        1. Feanor
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I'm 10, I think.

    3. Burton
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Loads probably.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Probably . I didnt see any 10s last year on this date so was just intrigued. I know there are players who played a year before me for sure

        1. Pop Ooh Yeah ★x8
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          I was def here the season Lescott scored for Everton against Villa in December 2008.

        2. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Oh I get it now

          Congratulations you cunning stunt 😉

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

      Just starting to tick over by the looks of things, not many that still post on here with an 11. You're very, very early on the list 😉

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/denial/
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/tommyg/

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Ooh close but no cigar. Unless they changed just today, 🙂

        Cheers mate

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

          Haha, thank you for sticking around for so long.

          Lasting 11 years on here is impressive, seems most couldn't make it 😉

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    If you could only have one:

    Auba or Kun?

    Currently have Saka and KDB from their respective teams. Not sure I like my team balance with both of them in it (keeping Mane)

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Kun without ANY doubt

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers both. No worry over minutes? This is how I currently shape up if I put Kun in over Auba - good enough for BB (all other chips intact too)?:

        Leno Reina
        TAA Stevens Egan Lascelles Laporte
        Mane KDB Grealish Saka ___
        Aguero Jimenez ___
        12.8m for 2 players

    2. simong1
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Kun

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yeh kun
      Aubameyangooooooo doesn't have the same ring

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        😆

        Just feel Auba will get more mins

  4. simong1
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    A or B for GW30+ BB only?

    A) Stevens and McGinn
    B) Egan and Mount

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      A

  5. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Suggestions for this BB team? Who'd you pick for the 2 spots left?
    Leno ederson
    Baldock O'Connell TAA Lascelles Stephens/mings
    Mane kdb grealish Fleck cantwell/saka
    Ayew Aguero Aubameyang

  6. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Who we captaining then? Kun, Sterling or KDB. As an Arsenal fan I would love to choose Auba but let's be honest, City are going to embarrass us as per usual. Mustafi and Luiz shambles incoming.

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Kdb

  7. FPL Diet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Madness to go Nketiah over Auba? Can do so much with the spare cash elsewhere...

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Similar thinking honestly ...

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

      For me the difference is Sterling, Pepe & the premium Sheff U defenders

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Not madness at all. Probably much better value actually

  8. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Narrow lead in ML, how is this BB30 team looking? (Plan is BB30, FH31, WC33)

    Reina Leno
    TAA Egan Oconnell Lascelles Targett
    Sterling KDB Grealish Fleck Saka
    Aguero Aubameyang Jiminez

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Looks good, don't know if you even need to use FH in 31. Could just assess after the games and then maybe Sterling to someone like Son or Aguero to Kane/ Rashford.

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Cant help but feel lpool attackers are a must for gw31 prem title coronation

    2. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Oh yes apologies I agree, FH it is then 🙂

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    I'm going down an alternative route (have all chips).

    Ederson - Henderson
    TAA - Laporte - Doherty - Stevens - Egan
    KDB - Bruno - Martial - Grealish - Cantwell
    Auba - Pukki - Jota

    Plan:
    - GW30 BB.
    - GW31 bench SHU players. Take a one week punt somewhere (Laporte > Maguire).
    - GW32: Wildcard. 4 days extra to evaluate trends and form players than those doing WC31.

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Are you set on Doherty pal? I was thinking maybe get Boly/ Saiss and upgrade Jota to Jiminez but nice team either way.

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

        I've actually got value tied up in both Jota and Jimenez. Not sure which I'll end up keeping. Obviously Jimmy is more consistent but he might miss a week with his GF due soon. Just feel like the ceiling is a bit higher with Doherty/Jota than Saiss/Jimenez who probably have a higher floor.

  10. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is Ozil worth the price difference compared to saka?

    Going for saka over ozil also let’s me get Jimenez over ayew

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I think Saka plays less minutes but has a higher ceiling. Plus I like the Jiminez pick.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Sweet think I will stick with it, thanks

  11. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Shocking miss by Timo Werner when he only had the keeper to beat.

    Should bring down the fee.

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Let's hope so 😉

  12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Gunners - Tierney likely to play?

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

      I wouldn't think so, It was a bad injury so can't see him starting against Man City. He will need to build up his minutes gradually.

  13. Another Hoops
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Good evening. A or B please (No WC & playing BB)

    (A) Soyuncu - Aubameyang - Rashford
    (B) Van Dijk - Aguero - Pukki

    Henderson - Leno
    Aarons - Boly - Lascelles - O'Connell - *****
    Fernandes - Grealish - KDB - Mane - Saka
    ***** - Jiminez - *****

    Open to any suggestions elsewhere.

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

      I like A. Rashford is a great pick, think he will benefit big time from Bruno and Pogba's creativity

  14. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Leno or Hendo to pair with Reina (BB this week, possiblé WC next)

    Why?

    1. Another Hoops
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Leno mate if you're going to save your WC, Hendo if not because Hendo doesn't play in 31.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        No idea if I will or no tbhhh

  15. Clickzy
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Lascelles SHU(H) or Stephens NOR(a) for the last spot in my BB?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Lascelles

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Lascelles

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Lascelles

  16. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is this BB good to go ? A bit different, need to make up some ground

    Henderson / Leno

    Targett / Stevens / Laporte / Doherty / Alonso

    Sterling / Sane / Pepe / El Ghazi / Saka

    Jimenez - Abraham - Firmino

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      It is different. You'll need a good bit of luck though!

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Personally, I’d be hiding behind the couch without Kun and/or Auba. I don’t like Firmino there at all.

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      No KDB/Auba/Kun = not for me.

      As a CFC fan wouldn't count on Tammy coming back with a bang, Werner news may have gotten into his head. Also no guarantee Alonso will start.

      Prefer Grealish to El G.

      Need more heavy hitters and guaranteed starters for me

  17. Congers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Very excited to own Son again

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      If kane scores this weekend i guarantee you it wil be all about Harry on here

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        * gamweek

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, great option for 31

    3. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Red Card Magnet

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    McGinn or Fleck?

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      For me, Fleck. But it’s basically a coin flip.

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Depends on your team but otherwise fleck imo

  19. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Where I’m currently at, on BB with FH/WC chips too still. Unconvinced on: Mount/Pukki/Leno/Laporte mainly

    Leno Reina
    TAA Laporte Lascelles Stevens Egan
    Mane KDB Mount Grealish
    Aguero Jimenez Pukki

    Thoughts?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry, Saka 5th mid

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Not tempted to gamble on Pepe for Mane? That brighton fixture looks nice and you never know against City.

      Who's you captain also?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Likely Kun captaincy. And nah don’t trust Pepe, and loathe to lose my value in Mane having already sold Salah

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Think I will be tempted to slap it on Kun too.

          Downgrade Laporte to Bellerin/Luiz and then upgrade Mount to Grealish?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Have Grealish

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Oh yeah I seem to be blind mb

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

      Looks good, needs another Sheffield United player. Saka should get gametime in midfield/on the wing/as a full back so probably worth a punt

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers! Could do Fleck over Mount... or Hendo over Leno but that’s heavily reliant on CS, and would also require a 0.2 downgrade elsewhere. Thoughts on Laporte?

        1. Prøfeßör …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          In a 'normal' DGW I'd be all over Laporte, but he's just back from injury so I wouldn't be surprised if he were to either miss one game or be subbed pre-60mins if a match is already over. I like him, I just prefer the upside of the attackers as I feel there is a lot of choice in defence with SHU, TAA, Doherty and Alonso etc

  20. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Have to make one of these downgrades to afford my FH team. Thoughts?

    A) Hendo to Leno
    B) TAA to Doherty/Alonso
    C) O'Connell to Targett
    D) Jimenez to Tammy

    Have Egan also.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      A I’d say. Currently have that

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah it looks the least risky specially if SHU keep only one or no clean sheets. Cheers!

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          No problem lad! Help above/below? 🙂

    2. Prøfeßör …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      A, but triple up on SHU mate. Either Fleck or another defender

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Nice to see you here after so long!

        Im trying to fit triple SHU def but it's really hard without losing TAA. Wish I had 0.3m more team value. Fleck is an option but I'm not convinced.

        1. Prøfeßör …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks! I hope you're coping well.

          Lateriser makes a very good point about Fleck. Aston Villa and Newcastle are the worst when it comes to conceding set pieces. Two of the worst when it comes to xG too. He shares set pieces with Norwood, is nailed and generally attacking. Gotta target the opposition. I'd prioritise 3 City attackers and 3 SHU on a free-hit for sure

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks I'm doing okay till now hope you're well too.

            Yes I saw his tweet and that's when I started considering him. But I'm considering a United mid for that spot atm think we'll beat Spurs comfortably. Fleck would free up a lot of cash though.

    3. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I had to do B to fit Aguero in. Nice knowing TAA will only be gone from my team for 1 week.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        It's risky selling him though even for a week. I would have felt really bad if I didn't have him for his 24 point haul against Leicester away.

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Evening peeps! Best of a bad bunch? Pick 2 please:

    A) Hanley
    B) Williams
    C) Tanganga
    D) Janmaat

    Minutes the factor

    Thanks

  22. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    BB30 WC31
    Fill the gap 5.1m and need a keeper or open to other suggestions.

    Leno xxx
    Taa doherty targett oconnell egan
    Saka kdb grealish fleck sterling
    Auba aguero samatta

    Any advice on 5.1m gk?

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

      Get in hendo and downgrade O’Connell

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

        Sorry did not notice fleck. Get rid for saku?

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Guiata or Dubravka

    3. Exeterslowly
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry again. You already have Saka. Maybe mcginn then but you might not have enough funds

  23. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Laporte - will he get sufficient minutes? If he does he’s amazing as a pick, but may not. Trouble is, with Trent SHUx2 and Lascelles I don’t rly know who else I want

    Pukki - worth a shot as 3rd striker with Kun and Jimenez?

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

      I’ve just decided on Laporte myself. Probably more nailed on than the other man city midfielders other than KDB

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Should be. Return from injury is my concern

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

          Yeah probably but that goes for mcginn, Rashford and Kane. All in the same boat and they have all trained so should be okay

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Could consider Ings over pukki.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Haha just sold Ingsy actually. Needed some funds, have 0.1 ITB with Pukki

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I don't think Laporte will start both games. Even if he does he could easily come off at HT. Get Doherty.

      Pukki is a good punt imo.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers! That’s my worries too. Doherty or Boly and save some £ for the bank / elsewhere though?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Doherty is well worth the extra cash unless you have a much better way of spending it.

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

    Have I got the bench order right -
    Ederson
    TAA Egan Saiss Badlock
    Bruno Salah KDB
    Aguero Jiminez Abraham

    Bench - 3.9, Cantwell, lascelles, hayden

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

      Personally I would put lascelles ahead of Cantwell

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

        Thanks...

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

          The only thing I would say is that Norwich are desperate for the points so that should help Cantwell but they are so far behind they are toast!

  25. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Worth using BB chip for?:

    Renia, Jimmy, Soyuncu, Lascelles

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    For dgw BB only.

    A. Zaha Fernandes Mendy
    B. Sterling Henderson (or other 5.3 mid or less) Lascelles.

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

      B with Cantwell in place of hendo

  27. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    HAHAHAHA VARDY AGAIN

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ugly bstard who nobody would fancy if he was skint award?

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Feel he’s gonna go mad... dunno how to fit him in though

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

    Anyone considering pogba ahead of Bruno as a punt?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, the idiot who keeps posting that ‘rumour’ is that he plays no 10 with Bruno dm

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Oh wait.. you bought the ‘rumour’?

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

          Nahh not that..I was reading the match report of United closed door friendly. It was 4-4 and pogba played well it seems.so was just asking...

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

      Nah. Pogba will likely play in the double pivot and also won't be on pens. Might still do well but Bruno, Martial, Rash are better picks

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

        Cool...

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      For me a double up is definitely on.

      Could be any one out of Rash/Martial/Pog + Bruno

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

        Yeah...another closed door friendly match may have given us a better insight

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Just looked at my team & I only have one DGW player?

    How many did you have & how many to aim for?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I think you really need to be going for 7 minimum or your rank could be hurt

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers only got KDB

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      8 or 9

  30. Van_de_Fart
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Does anyone know if the final game week is on week 38, July 26th?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      FPL seem to think so