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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. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Am I missing something here... Why are people using their FH when we've got unlimited transfers?!?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      not only that, they're saving their BB for a non-DGW.

      Some people played a slow wildcard with FT's and don't want to lose their team, but do want to attack the DGW.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Want to keep the original team and use FH for the DGW to maximize points without including a strong bench.

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        I see (I think?). Surely it's better to just use the free transfers then the FH elsewhere on a better DGW?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 24 days ago

          This is the only DGW.

        2. ChuckN
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 24 days ago

          Classic case of FPL overthinking.

          Passing up unlimited transfers (basically a free wildcard) because..... CHIP.

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 24 days ago

            Alright let me load up with 3x Villa/City/Sheffield/Arsenal without a wildcard to fix it

            1. ChuckN
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 24 days ago

              Thanks for proving my point. Loading up on arsenal and villa is mental.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      They’ve already used the 9 free transfers to adjust their squads for the run-in, and they want to go balls deep into a DGW with 11x DGW’ers, without having to clean up the inevitable pile of shite that would normally leave in the following GW

    4. la boneza
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Im in this boat, I don't really expect BB to outshine a FH by much and the amount of value tied-up in my GW38 squad handcuffs me in building a decent GW30+ squad... No WC so FH is ideal for me to punt on City and Arsenal...

      Could fail but could pay off all the same...

    5. la boneza
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Here's my situation if anyone wants to judge..

      FH:

      Leno
      O'Connell Egan Basham
      Sterling KDB Grealish Son
      Auba Kun Laca
      Garbage bench 0 itb..

      Will revert to:

      Hendo Pope
      TAA Doherty Maguire Egan Taylor
      Salah KDB Son Bruno Fleck
      Rashford DCL Jota

      Pretty much already decided this is the plan, tho not fully settled on Lacazette/Grealish/Son...

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        I get it now. I didn't realize this was the only DGW.

  2. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Haven't touched my team. Still got FH and BB. Any advice please? £0.

    Henderson,
    TAA, Maguire, Gomez
    Bruno, KDB, Salah, Grealish
    Ings, Jiminez, DCL

    Pope, Barnes, Bolt, Taylor

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Would want to keep that team after GW30. So FH would be my suggestion.

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks

  3. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Question: I have Mane and TAA. I If I sell Mane I lose.6 TV, TAA its .4.
    Unless I sell one I cant get a decent team for this week. On WC next week I want them back (I think(. Advice?

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      You can use your FH if you're happy with your post GW38 team.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Are you BBing this week?

      If so, you can probably making savings on your bench on wildcard as it will be less important.

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Yes I am. Good point-thank you

  4. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Sorry for the noob question, but is it possible to cancel your free hit once activated, and if so would your team revert to the previous GW team when you cancel it?

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      No, it's the same as the WC, once it's activated there is no going back, and all the transfers made for that GW will be cancelled after the deadline

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Cool thanks

  5. Sike
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Saka or Cantwell? And is this worthy of a BB? McCarthy Justin Cantwell/Saka Lasc.

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Saka for this GW, but Cantwell if you're building a team long-term.
      As for the BB, there probably won't be a better opportunity to use it, and all the players you mentioned have decent fixtures, so it's worth it imo

      1. Sike
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Thank you 🙂

        Might go with Saka because I have McCarthy who plays Norwich

  6. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Plan to use BB in 30+, FH later, no WC. Thoughts on that team?

    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, O'Connell, Saiss, Taylor, Lascelles
    Salah/Mané, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish, Barnes
    Kun, Jimenez, Nketiah

    Haven't decided who to keep yet between Salah and Mané (currently own both), will wait for further news regarding Salah's potential injury.

    1. Sike
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I actually really like it insane team!

      Can you help me just above?

    2. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I would take Sterling over mane/salah to attack dgw and bring mane/salah back after

      1. LE CHARO
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks for your reply.
        The problem is I have value attached to both, so I'm willing to sell one and get him back later, but not both.

  7. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Hey all, it's been a while

    Who are the essential players to have this week? I will most likely play WC next week to sort my team move forward

    Current team is:
    McCarthy
    TAA, Walker, Dunk
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes
    Aguero, Jiminez, Ings

    Martin, Saka, Rico, Kelly

  8. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    How is this team looking
    Henderson
    Walker doherty lundy
    Bruno kdb(C) barnes mane
    Abraham jota rashford

    Subs: pope saka vvd aurier

  9. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Like many, my first thought when I saw the only projected DGW of the season was bench boost. But is it even worth it? I'm going with triple City, Arsenal, and Sheffield United of course. However, even if I go triple Villa there's still only one DGW player for the bench boost. Is it really worth it just for one extra game from Aston Villa?

    Not only that, we'll also have no idea what football will be like - the new subs rule, which players will be in form, which players will even be playing come to think of it. Thoughts?

    1. Sike
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I was thinking the same thing and quite frankly I don’t know

    2. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      No point going arsenal

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Even worse then if the only appeal is to BB for DGWers.

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 24 days ago

          If only the dgw is not for arsenal haha!

    3. Theholygoalie
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      For me it's worth it. Two playing keepers almost guarantees an extra four points with another three players to come on, hopefully say Leno makes a few saves against City so minimum 5 or possible double figures with a clean sheet against Brighton.

      Plus it's double chance of points this week, with the 5 sub rule i can see a lot of one pointers later in the season making the BB a nightmare to predict. Of course a SGW bench boost can pay off with the right picks, name of the game i suppose!

  10. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    % chance of each playing 60+ minutes in each of their games?

    A) Alonso
    B) Lund
    C) El Ghazi

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      A) 80%
      B) 30%
      C) 60%

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks

  11. stephen paul holtham
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    I’ve taken full advantage of the unlimited transfers and understand if I FH then it cancels out the transfers and goes back to my old team.But wat if I BB does it go back to old team or just carry on with the team I’m using for the B.B.?

    1. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      FH won't lose you value on the players you swap out...and your original team will reappear with the same amount in the bank next GW plus the usual 1 FT. Unlimited transfers plus bench boost will lose value on the players you trade out and that will be your BB team will be the same next GW. Hence people with second WC using it in 31+ to rebuild their squads after the DGW.

  12. PastaConcerto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    I know everyone is going DGW mad...but as far as single week players who could score well. Does anyone remember Mane scored 15 last time out against Everton? Salah did not play in that match. Just food for thought.

  13. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Hi, hope everyone in good condition.
    What do you think about my BB draft? 0.0 itb

    Henderson, Reina
    TAA, Lundy, O'Connell/Egan, Targett, Lascelles
    Sterling, KDB, Grealish, Saka, Cantwell
    Kun, Auba, Jimenez

    Cheers 🙂

    1. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      looks very strong

    2. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Not a bad BB...most people are going with that template but Henderson/Leno if they have higher team value.

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Looks really good mate

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    How would you rate this BB team? Appreciate any inputs.

    leno reina
    taa Doherty stevens baldock Lascelles
    kdb mahrez grealish McGinn fleck
    kun auba jiminez

    1. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Will be great if Mahrez starts one of the games

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Think everyone in the city attack is prone to rotation. Can see him starting one at least.

        1. Aubamazette
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 24 days ago

          Same thinking tbh then yes it looks good, after the dgw though im not sure i would keep Mahrez, too much of a rotation risk

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 24 days ago

            Wc next gw bud. Plan to dump Mahrez then.

            1. Aubamazette
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 24 days ago

              Right then you are sorted

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 24 days ago

                Cheers. Is el ghazi a better option over mcginn?

                1. Aubamazette
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 24 days ago

                  Not too sure on what formation and who's nailed for Aston villa, wait to see if early team sheets come out and pick the one that starts, if both are starting I'd pick the one that's play further forward

                  1. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 24 days ago

                    This, I plan to do he same for Lund. if he doesn't start I'll swap him for Baldock

                2. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 24 days ago

                  I heard he's been looking good in training but not sure if he's guaranteed to play. I'm also favouring him over McGinn at the moment

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 months, 24 days ago

                    Cheers

  15. Aubamazette
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    My team before transfers

    Henderson Mcarthy
    TAA Lund O'Connell Lascelles
    Fernandes Mane De Bruyne Salah
    DCL Jota Jimenez

    Do I FH for this week and carry this team over for the next week, or shall I make transfers and bench boost? (Have no WC)

    1. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Any money ITB? With that squad in 31+ just remember Henderson cannot play against ManU...so you'll have McCarthy as keeper in Arsenal. Not a bad squad going forward.

      1. Aubamazette
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        0.6 itb, Would not expect either of them to keep a CS in that week anyways tbh, McCarthy could rack up save points

  16. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    For the DGW:

    A) Stephens, Sterling
    B) TAA, Mahrez

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Go with the one you see getting more game time between sterling and Mahrez. I’ve gone with B

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Also have Stephens

    3. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Southampton Stephens in A? Well, Sterling and Mahrez will get minutes but how many is the question...could be huge points for both...or none.

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      B

  17. stephen paul holtham
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    If I BB does it go back to my old team b4 I made unlimited transfers as it does if I was to FH?

    1. Aubamazette
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      will only go back if you free hit

    2. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Nope

  18. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    United and Sheffield United have reached an agreement to extend Dean Henderson's loan until the end of the 2019/20 season. Final details remain. (guardian)
    https://twitter.com/utdreport/status/1271473370413105152?s=20

    Might be an a***ole move, but I would've just cut it short just to spite the competition xD. Sheffield could possibly finish above United, after all.

  19. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    RMBBT
    Hendo/Reina
    TAA/Bellerin/Egan/Laporte/Lascelles
    KDB/Grealish/McGinn/Pulisic/Fleck
    Kun/Auba/Jimi

    any changes ?

  20. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Select onw alonf with aguero and kdb
    A. Sterling
    B. Mahrez
    C. Ederson

    1. Wardinator
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Sterling, think he’s going to smash it

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I was on A but have switched to B because of the upgrades he allows elsewhere.

  21. Wardinator
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on this 12DGWers + Bench boost team

    Will Wilcard in 31+

    Leno
    Egan. Basham. Targett.
    Sterling. KDB. Grealish. Fleck. Saka.
    Aguero. Aubameyang.

    (Reina, TAA, Doherty, DCL)

  22. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Hi everyone.....any changes required to this FH team?

    Leno
    Stevens Lundy Baldock
    Sterling KDB Pepe Mcginn Grealish
    Kun Auba

    Button Targett Greenwood Lascelles

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Looks solid

      1. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Wardinator
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Good free hit team

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I would get hendo, targett and ozil for leno, lund and mcginn

  23. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Is Samatta decent one gw punt and enabler for gw30+ ? (Got wc to remove him straight after)

    - Top for pen touches and goal attempts in last 4 gw's, for Villa.

    - DGW and in Grealish and McGinn he has decent creativity to rely upon

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Yes, he's nailed too.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Top scorer in Belgium league last season too. Scored 3 goals and 1 assist in champions league this season before villa signed him

        Call ne crazy but Bottom line is 5.8m player guaranteed to start both matches who will have a baseline of 4 pts is not the end of the world i guess. Especially when he enables other big hitters for dgw30+ 😉

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 24 days ago

          Better option than mcginn on FH

  24. Garth Marenghi
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Who has most points this upcoming gw:

    A) Ings
    B) Vardy
    C) Abraham

    1. Aubaaaaa
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      B

  25. Aubaaaaa
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Don’t have WC left and have 2 options in mind. Which would looks better?

    Option A
    FH30+ and in GW31+ onwards my team would be:
    Pope McCarthy
    TAA AWB Boly Basham Lascelles
    Salah KDB Bruno Alli Richarlison
    Jiminez DCL Ayew

    Option B
    Use unlimited transfers and BB GW30+ and in GW31+ onwards my team would be:
    Leno Henderson
    TAA AWB Saiss Egan Lascelles
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Fleck
    Auba Jiminez Ayew

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      B. Plus Alli is suspended

      1. Aubaaaaa
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Alli suspended for GW30+ only. Will be back in GW31+. Thanks for your reply!

  26. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Please suggest on my My BB team
    Ederson, Leno
    TAA, Egan, Baldock, Lundstram, Targett
    Grealish, Ozil, KDB, McGinn, Hayden
    Aguero, Auba, Jimenez

    Suggest on following
    A. Egan, Hayden, Jimenez (current one)
    B. Stevens, Cantwell, Jota
    C. Any other improvements

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      ederson is a waste of a city spot..id try to get sterling and pepe

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      I don’t think Ederson is a wasted City spot, the Burnley game is pretty good bet for 6 points, Arsenal is about 50/50 for a cs. Other than KDB and Aguero, it’s pep roulette

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Aguero is arguably a part of the roulette, more than sterling

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 24 days ago

          which is why getting both makes sense, banking on CS's is a waste of spot for 2 potentially high scoring home games

          1. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 24 days ago

            I selcted due to rotation risk. Sterling ans pepe is bit costly to accomodate. Will try

          2. Garth Marenghi
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 24 days ago

            *if they play. Getting Ederson is more like hedging your bets-you know he’ll play—higher floor but lower ceiling.

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah not my style but guess it suits some based on style, rank etc

  27. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    No RMT.

    No pick one.

    Just back to say feels damn good to be back.

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      C

  28. Rivers
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Hi bros
    May I make change first, then choose FH for this game week ?
    When next game week comes, I get my changed team.
    Thanks

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      No

  29. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    Best SGW 6.7m max Midfielder?

    Currently considering Sarr, H.Barnes or maybe even a Newcastle mid (ASM/Almiron). Open to other options.

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Barnes or a Chelsea player

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Like the look of Harvey, especially with Perez out injured (flagged as of now). Good price too.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Pulisic could be a good differential if you can stretch to 6.9m

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        Or mount of course

      2. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 24 days ago

        I do like Pulisic. Personally not sold on Mount though. Might have to cut corners elsewhere if I were to get him in.

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 24 days ago

      Mount or Barnes.

    4. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 24 days ago

      sarr for me

  30. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 24 days ago

    I asked this yesterday but I'd like a second opinion. I'm still seeing lots of WC and BB drafts with Cantwell in them. From the earlier article and looking at the stats Duda is a much better pick at the same price (he's on corners too). Is it just familiarity or value held in Cantwell that is causing people to avoid Duda?