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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. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Ooh I like this, what do you reckon?
    Henderson krul
    TAA Doherty alonso egan fernandez
    Kdb Bruno pépé grealish fleck
    Aguero jiminez nketiah

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Good. Nice defence. Not sold on Pepe. Good luck

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        It'd just be for this week, then move to son.
        Cheers

  2. Dbz91
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    One of the biggest questions has to be.... is it MAD to continue without Liverpool Mid?

    This is where I am..

    Hendo (Martin)
    Doherty, TAA, Lascelles, Lundo, Saiss
    CANTWELL, KDB, Grealish, Saka, Fernandes
    Auba, KUN, Jimenez

    OR

    Hendo (Martin)
    Doherty, TAA, Lascelles, Lundo, Saiss
    SALAH, KDB, Grealish, Saka, Fernandes
    Auba, MOUSETT, Jimenez

    I'm at a loss

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I don't think it is this this GW but against Palace in GW 31 maybe.

    2. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Basically ur deciding between Salah or Kun. It's Kun every time as he has DGW

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Mount - yes or no?

    If no, best alternative? 0.1 ITB and have Grealish Mane KDB Saka as the rest of my mids. Team previous page

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Barnes?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Oo could do. Nailed enough?

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I like both Mount and Barnes as SGW options, Barnes more explosive

  4. Van_de_Fart
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Is anyone in any league where they have competition for manager of the month? If should March have been awarded? There was only one game week played!

    1. km79
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yes . It is a large cash league and the spot prize was awarded based on just that gameweek!

      1. Van_de_Fart
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Nice when did the organiser announce it?

        So does the season now end in July mate?

        1. km79
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Announced it earlier this week.
          It is a normal cash league not H2H so it is continuing on as normal till seasons end

  5. Scheister
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Playing in a draft league on different platform (Fantrax):

    Which would you play?

    A) OOP M. Antonio
    B) DGW, leaky defense, takes a few set pieces M. Targett

  6. BEEZUS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Those bench boosting this week and WC in 31:

    Are you keeping Liverpool assets?

    Got a lot of value tied up in Mane and TAA

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I'm probably just keeping TAA, but I might permanently go without one of Salah/Mane and get Gomez instead. One team's tied up value is another team's profit.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Keeping TAA

    3. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looking at selling all 3 except for maybe one out of either Salah or TAA, but will want all 3 back in gw31.

      Toying between Laporte/Salah or TAA/Sterling in BB30 team

      1. Suttyshow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Selling 2 or 3 and getting them back the next game week is probably not a good idea if ur going to lose a lot of TV in doing so. Especially as none of us really have any clue as to how much game time those Man City players are going to have

    4. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Just TAA...selling Salah & Firms here.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on Pulisic?

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      no

  8. Mortal.Swinbat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Am I crazy for keeping Salah and TAA in my team over Aub/Sterling/Pepe/Mahrez?

    I think people are forgetting what he can do in a single game week, even away to Everton

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’m keeping Trent and Mane. Sold mo

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I can’t get a decent team keeping them. Who are your dgw players w salah/ taa still in?

      1. Mortal.Swinbat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I’ve only got BB and FH left. I’m not overly happy with my current team so I’d like to make use of the free transfers.

        Keeping Salah and TAA I still have

        Aguero, KDB, Grealish, Otamendi, Egan, Leno, Reina

  9. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Henderson
    Robbo-TAA-Mendy-Doherty
    Bruno-KDB-Grealish
    Auba-Jesus-Jimmy

    McCarthy-Traore-Saka-B.Williams

    Thinking Jesus has to get at least a full games worth of minutes between the two matches.

    Then next week a simple Traore/Jesus>>Cantwell/Kane

    Thoughts?

  10. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Selecting all DGW players on FH mad or should I go with this strategy?

    1. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Really depends on what ur current team is as that team will be ur team for GW31

  11. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    GW30 only

    A) Sterling TAA Oconnell
    B) Salah Laporte Baldock

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    4. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      A

  12. POLSKA GOLA
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which pair would you rather have for DGW only
    A) Henderson & Boly
    B) Leno & Baldock

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers

    2. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

      1. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        But hendo misses out on manU match

    3. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Arsenals defends was shocking against Brentford so I'd say A

  13. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Hi all - has anyone done RMT on GW31 teams? My existing team is showing 60 which seems good so thinking I should FH for GW30 instead of BB (and then use my WC in GW32 when I have two GW of data available. Thanks!

  14. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    hey guys, what to do with the team below? Got BB and FH left

    Hendo Mcarthy
    TAA Rico Dunk Lascelles Cathcart
    Bruno Salah KDB Cantwell Doucoure
    Ings Auba Jim

  15. BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    How Villa's defence ranks statistically and Chelsea's prospects:

    https://twitter.com/BigManBakar/status/1271509702522875905

  16. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Does this sound insane?
    Going against the consensus on here.

    Unlimited FTs with below team.

    Hendo Ederson
    Saiss Doherty Lunn Egan Lasca
    KDB Pepe Greal Fleck Saka
    Kun Auba Jimi

    Then FH in 31 to include Pool Spurs Leicester platers

    Means my teams reverts to above team in 32 which wouldn't be in bad shape especially if Pool already have won the title and rotation could become an issue.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No that's what I have planned, but then WC33

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Nice one

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I think there may be lots of price chamges first week and being on WC after the double could be beneficial from that perspective

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah thats my worry.

        Will evaluate going into 31.

      2. Suttyshow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I'm not sure there will be as WC transfers don't count in the price changes

  17. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    2 qs for my free hit team please.

    Who is the pair to join Stevens and baldock?

    A.....hendo and bellerin

    B....Leno and Lunds

    Final place in the team

    A....samatta

    B...McGinn

    Thanks

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      1B
      2B

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Pulisic or Mount? And why?

  19. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    What about this FH team
    Hendo Fodder
    Stevens Lundstram Luiz Fodder Fodder
    KDB Sterling Pepe Grealish McGinn
    Kun Auba Fodder

    0.9 itb

  20. MiLK2018
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Any thoughts or suggestions? First attempt on BB squad; thx.

    Ederson / Leno;
    TAA / Baldock / Stevens / Targett / Aarons;
    KDB / Ozil / Grealish / McGinn / Fleck
    Aguero / Aubameyang / Jimenez

  21. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    In all comps:

    Grealish 9G 8A in 2650 mins
    El Ghazi 6G 7A in 2170 mins

    Not much difference there

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Actually there is a difference of 500 mins there. big difference

      Thats like comparing TAA stats to alonso and saying alonso is just as good

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        In terms of minutes per goal involvement......

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Also pointless saying all comps when only BPL stats matter.

      Grealish a miles better pick.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Just an interesting stat. If u didn't know, Villa reached EFL cup final playing premier league teams along the way...

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Planning to have both Tammy & Jiminez from GW31 onwards.

    A. Buy Tammy in GW30 & Jiminez in GW31

    B. Buy Jiminez in GW30 & Tammy in GW31

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I'd go b. Gives a chance to suss out Chelsea

  23. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    BB30
    Leno, Reina
    Trent, O'Connell, Egan, Targett, Lascelles
    De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Traore, Fleck
    Aubameyang, Aguero, Jimenez

    WC31
    De Gea, Button
    Trent, van Dijk, Lascelles, Cathcart, Hanley
    Salah, De Bruyne, Fernandes, Sarr, Dendoncker
    Rashford, Jimenez, Calvert-Lewin

    FH32 to get rid of Liverpools/Citys and get Auba (NOR) in there.

    Thoughts?

  24. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Southampton beat my team Bristol City 3-2 in a 3 x 45 mins match at Ashton Gate tonight. 2 for Armstrong 1 for Ings.

  25. Mortal.Swinbat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Would you guys FH with this team or BB and use unlimited transfers to improve it?

    Henderson, McCarthy
    TAA, Alonso, Stevens (SHU), Stephens (SOU), Lacelles
    Salah, KDB, B.Fernandes, Richarlison, Hayden
    Jiminez, Jota, Ings

    I’d like to change it for the rest of the season - get rid of triple Southampton, bring in a better price structure, upgrade Hayden etc

  26. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which pair would you rather have for DGW only

    A) Sterling &Cantewell
    B) Mahrez & Bruno

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B

    3. The Royal Robin
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B

    5. FPL Diet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    6. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      B

  27. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone on their FH chip going without any Liverpool?

    1. ALIVE AND KICKING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Just toying with taking out Mane & Mahrez for sterling & Pepe but just doesn’t feel right.

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn - all played in a friendly against Norwich today.

    Norwich won 2-1. Drmic, Vranvic and Lamela scored.

  29. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone else not really buying into this DGW? Its a bit meh

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It's a bit of fun after months of nothing.

      Not expecting big returns. Will be amazed if BB pays off as can't see 16 players all playing as its such a lottery.

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It is a bit Meh but if you have all the chips, might as well give it a crack. Only 9 gameweeks. A lot on here going for double week players.

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I always love a dgw and given the drought we've had I'm eagerly lapping it up

  30. Kurupt FC
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Anyone else concerned that once gw30+ deadline is reached, there will be immediate price rises on certain premium players like Son and Rashford before the gw31+ deadline??

      1. Suttyshow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        No. Most transfers will be via Wildcard and won't count towards price changes