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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. Vazza
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Responses would be appreciated.

      On a FH - which combo is better

      1. TAA, Martial, Abraham

      2. Leno, McGinn, Mane

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        1

      2. Jekori
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        2

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I prefer 1.

      4. DeltaKilo
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        1

      5. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        1

      6. Vazza
          8 months, 19 days ago

          I am really confused over these two picks.

          One has 3 additional fixtures and a big hitter in Mane.

          On the contrary, the other has players that could all potentially be big hitters albeit with less fixtures.

          Please help out guys.

          1. Vazza
              8 months, 19 days ago

              * 2 additional fixtures (not 3).

          2. ewangri
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            1

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Comparing combos where 1 has a goalkeeper and the other doesnt is strange

            Anyway, 1 is better

            1. Vazza
                8 months, 19 days ago

                The thought process behind that was that one would contain Henderson and the other Stevens who would both get similar points in my opinion. Thanks.

                Final question:

                Would you suggest that TAA is downgraded to Alonso so that I can replace Martial with Bruno ?

                Alternatively, I can go for both TAA and Alonso, and the Man Utd assets could be omitted altogether for this GW.

                Thanks and sorry for the lengthy post.

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

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

            0.9 itb

            1. DeltaKilo
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Luiz not a fan. Prefer Doherty.

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

                Just because he has DGW and one fix against Bri. But have the budget for Doherty or someone else. What do you think about the others?

                1. DeltaKilo
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Dont see arsenal keeping any clean sheets to be fair.

                  Rest looks good. Pépé is a bit of a gamble but sure that’s what it’s about.

          5. DeltaKilo
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Quick one lads

            A) Mount
            B) McGinn
            C) Pepe
            D) Ozil

            This week only. Cheers

            1. avfc82
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              • 11 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              I'd go Mount.

            2. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Surely Pépé

            3. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              B, closely followed by A.

            4. Duffy Dunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Surely Móúnt

            5. Krafty Werks
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              C

          6. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            FH team. Thoughts?

            Henderson
            TAA Stevens Baldock
            Sterling(C) KdB Fernandes Grealish
            Aguero Aubameyang Samatta

            3.9 fodder

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Nice!

            2. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Yes similar(ish) to mine. GL pal

          7. grooveymatt65
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 19 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!!

            1. Duffy Dunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Looks strong but going without any LIV attackers could hurt.

          8. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Reina hendo
            Taa Doherty lascelles baldock O’Connell
            Son Kdb mahrez grealish saka
            Auba rash Jimenez

            BB, no WC - any good

            Mahrez to bruno next gw

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Looks good to me!

            2. avfc82
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              • 11 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Good team, just not sure about the Reina pick.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                McCarthy a better option?

                1. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Possibly. Presume you need him for 30, and to cover Henderson's no show in 31, then he can be benched?

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Yeah exactly - pretty much Reina, McCarthy & krul are the only options

                    Mcarthy might edge it over both gws

                    Pope is better option, baldock could giveaway to Egan

                    1. avfc82
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                      • 11 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      I'd keep it cheap, ideally you don't want a 5m keeper on your bench 32+ onwards. I'd be tempted to go with Krul.

            3. Duffy Dunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Not bad, but your 3 SHU play MUN & TOT after gw30, will you just bench them?

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah, but does mean I need a better keeper for next gw otherwise take a hit for Pope

            4. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Same situation..

              Leno Reina
              Doherty Trent Lascelles Stevens Egan
              Sterling DeBruyne Grealish Cantwell Fleck
              Rashford Jimenez Aubameyang

              1.2m itb will get salah for next week

            5. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              good to go

          9. Duffy Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Thoughts on this? (FH & BB left to be played later when we know more)

            Henderson Button
            TAA Doherty Laporte Lascelles Taylor
            Salah KDB Grealish Mount Guendouzi
            Aguero Vardy Jota

          10. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Evening!

            Going the FH route this week - any thoughts appreciated

            LENO
            EGAN LUNDSTRAM Doherty
            GREALISH KDB PÉPÉ STERLING(c)
            Abraham AUBA KUN

            bench fodder plus Douglas Luiz

            thanks

          11. Vazza
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Think I need to find a new hobbie - this game is far too frustrating. Lol

            • Flynny
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              How does this free hit team look please?

              Leno
              Lunds baldock stevens
              Sterling kdb pepe grealish McGinn
              Kun auba

              Thanks

              1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Lovely mate. Was thinking about McGinn but went single Tammy as I can see that Chelsea vs villa game being high scoring

              2. barracuda
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Also thinking of removing TAA snd actually not bringing him in till 20/21 season. Dock will match his output.

                1. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Given what an awful few months it has been I'm not going to be too upset if this goes badly - so planning all in on the dgw.

              3. Duffy Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Looks decent as long as you feel LIV don't do well v EVE.

                1. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  I'll take the gamble

              4. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Very similar to mine mate, good job

            • IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Anyone going with Aguero AND Jesus on FH?

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Feels like paying twice for one DGWer to me. Plenty of other good forward options available anyways, prefer to just take one of the two.

            • JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Reece James injured? Alonso straight in

              1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                They play on opposite sides

                1. avfc82
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                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  True, but it means Azpilicueta will play right-back, and therefore one less player to compete for the left-back spot.

                2. JJeyy
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  have you followed chelsea at all this season?

              2. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Back training today, but will need to see if he's fit for the weekend.

                If not, Alonso could be a great shout.

            • Scheister
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Who to score more this week? (Draft league)

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

            • Jones Kusi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              If you got BB, FH and WC left, is BB gw30 the way to go?

              1. Duffy Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                I think it's better to save chips for a later gw, when we'll know more on teams' & players' recent form.
                After a 3 month break, playing a chip blindly has a high chance of failing.

                1. Annie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Fine if you have a WC

              2. Krafty Werks
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                I'm on BB GW30 then WC GW31 and likely using FH final GW unless another DGW happens before due to any further postponements?

            • Labile
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Thoughts? Only pick I don’t like is Lascelles

              BB active

              Leno McCarthy

              TAA Saïss Justin Egan Lascelles

              KDB Bruno Tony Grealish Fleck

              Auba Kun Jimenez

              1. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Looks good. I think Lascelles is worth it for the price, fixtures are alright too.

                Not tempted to get Mount in instead of the United double up?

                1. Labile
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Mount is a very poor pick imo but I am tempted by Pulisic

                  Look at my name haha, I am very biased and I think Tony and Bruno will smash it

                  Only player I am missing Is Doherty imo trying to find a way to get him in

                  Appreciate the response 🙂

                  1. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    I would be sacrificing Auba do you think it’s worth it and get Vardy instead?

                2. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Good point.
                  Going with 2 MUN mids against TOT possibly is too much, while you can get a CHe mid when they play v AVL.

                  1. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Spurs are truly not great defensively though? And are fixtures after that is some of the best in the league?

                    AVL is a prime fixture though you’re right

                    1. Sike
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      These people are stupid we will beat Spurs with ease and Martial and Bruno will haul

                      Keep em bro don’t listen to these

                    2. Duffy Dunk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Things may have changed after this 3 month break.
                      I just suggest not putting 2 eggs in the same basket, when CHE have a fixture their attack could do well in.
                      1 MUN mid & 1 CHE mid.

            • dshv
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Any changes ??

              GW30+ BB. ..

              Reina leno

              Egan baldock stevens targett lascelles
              Kdb sterling grealish cantwell fernandes
              Aguero Nkiteah auba

              1. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Not worried about a Villa defence double up? I've got Reina hoping for some save points, but very aware two games is twice the amount of goals to receive

                1. dshv
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Oky targett to
                  Who ?

            • Labile
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Fleck and Egan

              Or

              Cantwell and Lundstram

              1. Duffy Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                A

              2. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Fleck and Egan from that. Cantwell minutes always a bit dodgy so would go for the two double players

                1. Labile
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Thanks both

              3. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Cantwell and Lundstram, by a country mile.

            • thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Any thoughts on this BB team for 30+?
              Got no Wildcard left, so would maybe look at Aguero + Fleck > Jimi + Fernandes after this week.

              Leno - Reina
              TAA - Lundstram - Egan - Saiss - Lascelles
              Salah - KDB - Grealish - Fleck - Guendouzi
              Auba - Aguero - DCL

              Got value in DCL and think he's worth keeping for his price. Equally, seen a lot of teams without LIV mids, but think shipping Salah might come back to bite me.

              Thanks!

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                You sure Guendouzi going to play any part at all?? Seems a waste of a place if using BB, could downgrade Lundstram to Basham and use funds to get even some1 like D.Costa from Villa who should start both matches

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                I'd rather Saka and Cantwell over Fleck and Guendouzi.

            • CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Is Shaka likely to play the double GW?

              1. CFC1990
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Saka I mean haha

                1. Mr. Mystic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Should do, apparently he’s been playing further forwards also

              2. Vazza
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Very much doubt that he would play 180 mins over the DGW though..

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    with 5 subs, every outfield player has a 50% chance of being hauled off early.

                • Krafty Werks
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Yes should get decent minutes i think, i'm risking him anyway as i think he's fantastic value at 4.7? Even if he only gets 70-90 mins in one and 20-45 mins in other (which i think is his most likely pitch time)...he's worth it?

              3. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Can’t decide between Alonso and Doherty?

                Please help.

                1 for Doherty
                2 for Alonso

                1. ewangri
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  1 for the rest of the season

                2. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  I'm on a trilemma for 2 positions between Laporte, Doherty & Alonso.
                  Alonso's slight rotation risk makes me worry so in your case I'd go for Doc.

                  1. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Doherty all day

                3. Krafty Werks
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  1

              4. ewangri
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                What do we think about the below:

                Henderson McCarthy
                TAA Boly Egan Lascelles Targett
                Mane Son KDB Fernandes Martial (or Pogba?)
                Rashford Jimenez Nketiah

                BB this week? Leaning towards saving FH for later on and WC still in hand.

              5. CFC1990
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Got a feeling Vardy will punish us when we all move for Aubameyang.

                Can see us all being annoyed when he nags a brace against Watford!

                1. Labile
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  You are making me think now

                2. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Yeah I think Vardy has to be in for gw30.
                  Going for the golden boot must be a huge motive to push him to score.
                  Vardy over Auba imo.

                3. CFC1990
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Yeah it's tough. I suppose we can always get him back anyway. I think maybe just go over Auba if you have WC left. If not then I think keep Vardy

                4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  I just mentioned Vardy in the page before, I think he’s being overlooked!!

              6. Master Kane
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Are player prices changing before the restart or held until 31+

                1. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  FPL said they won't change until the deadline.

                  1. Master Kane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks

              7. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Is there anyone who's using unlimited transfers then free hitting before gw30. My thinking is unlimited transfers to build a team for the future then FH to benifit for gw30. My understanding is You're FH team reverts back to the unlimited picks team ? .... have no Wc . Sorry if this doesn't make sense.

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Nope, that's not how the FH works

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21846915

                2. CFC1990
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  No I don't think it does. Listen to the FPL General he answers this

                3. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Doesn’t work like that. You will revert your your original team after the FH, not your unlimited transfers team

                4. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  It doesn't work like that. Playing FH cancels all your previous transfers.

                  1. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks everyone. I think I misunderstood earlier comment then.

              8. Sike
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Hello all,

                Who is the best Defender for 4.4?

                Not Lascelles or a Burnley defender!

                Thank you

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Guilbert

                  1. Sike
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Really?

                    Aston Villa?

                    1. Labile
                      • 2 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Definitely not Aston Villa lol

                      Not sure Aarons?

                    2. BigBarn
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      I'd probably be looking at either Dann or Cahill if you don't want Villa for the double or Lascelles.

              9. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Good enough for FH?

                Leno
                Stevens Baldock Egan
                KDB Sterling Pepe Grealish
                Aguero Aubameyang Jota

                Martin Targett Hayden 3.9

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Yep! Personally I would try to squeeze in Doherty over Jota, I think.

              10. inactive
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Hopefully the Spurs vs United game helps with

                - Pogba vs Rashford
                - Kane vs Son

                1. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  I was going to include Bruno in the squad but will probably go without any MUNs & TOTs, to see how they play first.

              11. Jolly Good
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                For the bench boost gw 0+

                Triple Sheffield defence + McGinn
                Or
                Double defence+Fleck+Targett

              12. Labile
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                2nd Draft! Thoughts on this?
                BB active

                Leno McCarthy

                Trent Doherty Lascelles Justin Egan

                KDB Bruno Martial Cantwell Grealish

                Kun Vardy Jimenez

                Cantwell and Lascelles are my concerns

              13. Mr. Mystic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                BB Team, thoughts?

                Ederson Leno
                TAA Stevens Egan Saiss Targett
                Mane KDB Grealish McGinn Saka
                Aguero Auba DCL

                (Currently debating DCL -> Jota, but have quite a lot of value tied in DCL, thoughts?)

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Keep DCL. Nice team.

                  1. Mr. Mystic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks!