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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. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Was going to run with the 'conventional wisdom' of using Unlimited Transfers to fill a GW30+ team of DGW players, play BB, then WC the following week.

    Is anyone else thinking of dropping this idea? And still play FH as originally planned if there weren't unlimited transfers, then revert to your GW38 team in GW31+, avoid losing 1.0-1.5m or more in TV, and then play WC with 2-3 rounds of fixtures left when we can see who is getting game time and which teams have something to play for and fielding their best XI down to the wire?

    It's not that crazy is it?

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

      i love my GW38 team and would love to just come back to it.
      but theres also the benefit of playing the bench boost in 30+ which you cant get on the FH

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

      It's not crazy at all, I am still considering that route. My team is set up really well for +31. The issue is weighing that strategy up against the +30 BB which is a unique opportunity. My current team having used FT whilst game was postponed is as follows:

      Leno, Pope
      TAA, Doherty, Egan, Lascelles, Maguire
      Bruno, Salah, Barnes, Sarr, KDB
      Jota, Jim, DCL

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

      I’m all over the FH route, and I still have my WC, see below:

      Current Squad 0.8itb

      Henderson Pope
      TAA AWB Saiss Lundstram Lascelles
      Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr Cantwell
      Jimenez Vardy DCL

      FH Team 0.2itb (or similar) and revert back to the current squad (with WC and BB intact)

      Henderson
      TAA Baldock Lundstram (or O'Connell)
      Sterling KDB Grealish McGinn
      Aubameyang Aguero Jimenez

      31+ Team looks solid and I’d lose so much value if I was to UT and BB this week that I’d struggle to get a team I was as happy with

      Are you in a similar position?

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Interesting. When will you WC?

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

          Not sure... I suppose if any players start to present themselves (Kane, Rashford) and I’d need a reshuffle?!

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

        Any ideas what GW you will BB ?

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

          Possibly 31 if I can get a team of likely starters.

          I’d have to hope Lundstram starts and use my FT on Henderson

          Otherwise wait and see if a better opportunity comes

      3. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Yes I am. TV stored in Mane, Traore etc. Although 'luckily' I dicked around with my team in the last few GWs while the season was running, so switched Jimi for Jota, Got Ings (ugh!), traded Salah in/out.

        I think if you set your team for the DGW using unlimited transfers and BB, and then WC the following week, you will have to guess when to use FH. Might be final GW. But surely with 3 games to go, we can see which teams are full-on, and I want to use my WC to load those teams with 3 weeks to go rather than a one-off FH in the last GW.

    4. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      No. My gw38 team has a RMT of 60 in gw31+ which I think is decent. Any team that is good in gw31 Isn’t in GW32 though so I’m thinking to maybe WC then

    5. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I did free hit

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

      Considering that route too. FH now, means can’t use BB but will have 3 non DGW players anyway so BB not of massive value.

      As you say avoids losing TV. Will play WC perhaps 1 or 2 GW’s into the season,

      BB to be played when lots of rotation or niggling injuries etc

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

        I think BB this GW looks great. I will have Leno( MC/BHI), Jimmy (WH), Doherty (WH) and TAA (EVE). Rest is DGW players.

  2. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Who is the best 6.5MF in a long term BB30+ team (i.e not FHing yet and no WC either)

    Rest of Front 8

    Sterling KDB Grealish Cantwell xxxxxxxx

    Aguero Jimenez Abraham

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Bowen or Sarr IMO

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

      Mount

    3. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Loftus Cheek

  3. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    For the DGW only

    A Samatta & Sarr
    B Abraham & Cantwell

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

      A

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Gotta be B.

    3. Suttyshow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      B

  4. Kurupt FC
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Anyone 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. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        If it happens, it happens.....

        No point in letting something like that worry you....

      2. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        It's only a concern if you have no backup plan (example: WC for GW31+).

    • Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Have value on Jimenez (0.5M) but with the missus 8 months pregnant, not so sure:

      (1) Doherty + Douglas Luiz + Abraham
      (2) Boly + McGinn + Jimenez
      (3) Doherty + McGinn + Jota

      1. Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I'm in the same boat re Jimenez, very tempted by Jota.
        Would still go 2 out of those

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

        Thats bad. I have Jimmy to, got him for 7.4.

    • JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      FH thoughts?

      Henderson
      Lundstram Stevens Alonso
      Sterling Grealish KDB Mcginn
      Aguero Jimenez Auba

      1. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Immediate thoughts:

        Lundstram (minutes?), Alonso (minutes?), Jimenez (8 month pregnant missus?).

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

          alonso free hit punt, lundstram may be wirth risk - shown worth with 2 goals in friendly

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

            It was a friendly vs Hull?

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

            Defence is too risky . One punt is fine but 2 is just reckless.

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

        Nice team, mines similar

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

        Monitor Lundstram, first ko so may get a team leak, O’Connell is a simple swap there

        I’d be nervous not having any Liverpool, could you upgrade Alonso to TAA

    • Eeny meeny minamino
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Aguero or Sterling? I would normally just go Aguero every but after nearly 3 months without playing I can hear his hamstrings creaking from a mile away I really can see him being eased back with 45 mins against Arsenal and the same against Burnley.

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

        For me. 1 Aguero 2. KdB 3. Mahrez 4. Sterling 5. Laporte 6. Ederson 7. Jesus 8. Sane

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          blasphemy!

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

      How to improve this BB30 team (WC31)

      I'm not keen on double avl def and Saka but struggling to balance the budget

      Reina Leno
      TAA Lascelles Egan Oconnell Targett
      Sterling KDB Fleck Grealish Saka
      Aguero Aub Jimi

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

        Drop Sterling and get Mahrez instead, that will give you loads of cash to invest elsewhere

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

        Personally have saka and not keen either but wiv selection options, barring cantwell, being low in that price range im sticking.

        Ramsdale for reina?, Rico, Joel Ward, Cahill, Max Aarons for targett though they are sgw

        otherwise gtg imo

    • Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Folks, how is this looking? Bench boost

      Is this City midfield too risky ?

      Leno Reina
      Trent Launstrum Egan Basham Saiss
      Sterling KDB Mahrez Grealish Cantwell
      Auba Abraham Samatta

      1. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        City MID triple-up not to my liking, but that could be gold.

        Monitor Reina, Nyland is allegedly back in contention.

    • FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Who are the best players for the double gameweek?

      Answers here: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/06/12/who-are-the-best-players-for-double-gameweek-30/

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

        I particularly enjoyed "Edna" Stephens!

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

          She's got a wicked bicycle kick for an 80 year old!

    • Vazza
        8 months, 25 days ago

        On a FH - which combo is better

        1. TAA, Martial, Abraham

        2. Leno*, McGinn*, Mane

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

          1

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

        Thoughts on this BB ?

        Leno / Henderson

        Egan - O Conell - Targett - Doherty - Laporte

        Sterling - Pepe - Grealish - Mount - Willock

        Aguero - Jimenez - Abraham

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

          Going without KDB is too much of a risk. Not sure about Willock.

      • tonymanero10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Hey guys need help! can i make any changes preparing my team for game 31 and beyond and after that use freehit for gameweek 30? thx in advance

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

          No, if you use your FH every change you have made for GW30+ will be canceled and your team will revert to what it was post GW38.

          1. tonymanero10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            thx a lot

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

          Nope. Free Hit wipes out all your GW30+ unlimited transfers so your team in GW31+ will be the same as your GW29 lockdown team.

          1. tonymanero10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Thx a lot

        3. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          No.

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

        Which combo is the best? It's worth mentioning I have no WC left

        A - Mané, Mahrez, Auba, Nketiah
        B - Mané, Grealish, Kun, Nketiah
        C - Grealish, McGinn, Auba, Kun

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

          B

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

          With no WC I think B it's good for this week and going forwards

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

        Which two Sheffield defenders?

        1. JelliedSpark968
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Stevens and Lundstram probably, look out for team leaks as its early kickoff

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

            Is lunds nailed tho

            1. JelliedSpark968
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 25 days ago

              Not sure, if you're on FH he's a good option but otherwise I'd go Egan if you want nailed.

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

          Stevens +1 stats show much of a muchness O’Connell marginally jumped out for me

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

          Egan and o'Connell

        4. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Stevens and Lund for me although I do accept Lund is a risk

      • JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I think I may have settled on an FH team:

        Leno, fodder
        Doherty, Stevens, Lund, Justin, Kelly
        Mane, KdB, Mahrez, Grealish, Davis
        Auba, Jesus, McBurnie

        1. Doctor Evil
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Why?

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Best picks:

        A. O’Connell
        B. Egan

        1. McGinn
        2. El Ghazi

        Thanks

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

          A2

      • Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        BB team good or no? Wc 31+

        Leno patrico/ddg
        Boly egan lund taa basham/o'conel
        Raz tarore grealish kdb puli
        Rash kun puki

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Should i go Sterling over Mane on a FH? Would get Leno/Hendo over Ederson

        Ederson
        TAA Baldock Lunstrum
        KDB Mane Grealish Saka
        Kun Auba Jimenez

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

          Yes and Hendo

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

            Cheers

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

          Think hendo is the better pick

          I’d stick with mane

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

            Cheers

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

        Are prices frozen?

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

          Yes

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

          I believe so

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

          Thanks guys

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

        Get rid of mo then yeah?

      • 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

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

          Don’t like Stephens or Mings - I can see both defences getting pummelled.

          Cantwell over Saka, I feel like Norwich will come out fighting and Todd is more nailed, lots of passion too

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

            Got 4.4 only for a defender

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

            Pummeled? Southampton away at norwich pummeled?

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

        Just need to decide the final few spots for my FH team..

        A) Hendo, Doherty & Tammy
        B) Leno, Stevens & Jiménez

        ***
        TAA / Lundy / Baldock / ***
        Sterling / KDB / Grealish
        *** / Kun (c) / Auba

        Thoughts appreciated!

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

          B

      • JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 25 days ago

        A) Pepe, Nketiah and Aguero

        OR

        B) Mane, McBurnie and Jesus

        (FH)

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

          Neither

      • Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Think i've chosen my BB team will be wildcarding next week

        Leno Reina
        Stevens Lund Boly Targett Lascelles
        KDB Sterling Grealish Fleck Saka
        Aguero Auba Jiminez

        Good to go? Any suggestions welcome

      • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Anyone ignoring Arsenal completely this coming gameweek??

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

          Only Auba for me, not confident more of a safety pick

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah think he’s the only one I’d go for too, think Vardy may be being overlooked?? Haven’t seen any1 with him in those teams

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 25 days ago

              *their teams

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

              I think so too mate, I’m FHing he’s not in my FH team but he comes back for 31+

              Hopefully he will be gold

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

          Auba only to cover his high EO. I don't understand why people are picking the likes of Leno, Ozil, Saka, Pepe etc. Crazy picks.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah think your right probably mate,when it’s a double it’s nice to see loads of your players with 2 matches haha think that’s the appeal!! Aubameyang is all I will go for if I even go for him!!

        3. rozzo
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          Will just have saka as a 5th mid

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Undecided on the best SHU double up in defence, already have Henderson, and waiting to see if any team leaks re Lundstram before deadline... but otherwise, best options out of:

        A. Baldock
        B. Stevens

        1. O’Connell
        2. Egan

        Thanks all

        1. JelliedSpark968
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 25 days ago

          B2

      • grooveymatt65
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Hi guys!

        What do you think about this BB team? (i havn't confirmed anything yet) I've left in De Bruyne and DCL from my original 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 Barnes Saka De Bruyne Grealish

        Aguero Aubameyang DCL

        0.2 itb

        thanks guys 🙂

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Tempted to go Alonso instead of Grealish. Just feels like such a shield pick and won’t actually want him to do well against SHU triple up.

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

          Maybe just that, but if anyone is going to score it’ll be him

      • rozzo
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Hows this look? Have no wildcard so picking a long term team with unlimited transfers and will bench boost

        Hendo Reina
        TAA Saiss Lacselles Egan Lund
        Son KDB Mahrez Fernandes Saka
        Vardy Rashford Jimenez

        1. I’ve Got a Cream for …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 25 days ago

          No room for Aubameyang?

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

          Lund is a way too risky if no WC. Go for Stevens instead.

          Saka > Cantwell

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

            Saka scored twice as many points than Cantwell in the last six games before the break and Saka plays twice as many games this week too. If you’re down in the 4.5’s why not punt on a double?