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Recapping the best Sheff Utd players ahead of FPL restart

Fantasy Premier League managers will have to be shrewd in their decision making when it comes to picking Sheffield United players for the remainder of the season.

Their Double Gameweek in the opening round has heightened interest in their assets but it can be difficult to work out which ones are the best to consider without looking at the underlying statistics.

We are continuing our series of refresher articles, highlighting the best players at each club in the period just before the coronavirus suspension.

As we are sure you understand, a lot has changed since the climax of Gameweek 29, with Premier League players unable to fully train with their team-mates for nearly three months. 

However, it should still serve to know who was performing best before the break.

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  1. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    So that’s my current team:
    Pope (Krul)
    Taa Awb Doherty - Egan Taylor
    Salah Kdb Bruno Doucure -Saka
    Auba Jota Dcl

    What would you guys do?
    1) FH this week and get back to this team for GW31

    2) Finetune the current team and get smth like this for BB in GW30 (10DGW):
    Leno-Reina
    TAA-Egan-O'connell-Lascelles-Seiss
    Mahrez-KDB-Grealish-Saka-Bruno
    Auba-Kun-Jota

  2. caddy118
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Triple cap, BB and FH available. Thinking triple captain this week. So firstly, who looks most promising for TC? A) Aguero B) KDB or C) Auba?

    Thinking KDB as i worry about Aguero’s minutes, but it is Arsenal

  3. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on Saka - is he nailed?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Not nailed but will get playing time

  4. Labile
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Am I right to BB this?

    Leno McCarthy
    Trent Doherty Lascelles Justin Egan
    KDB Bruno Martial Saka Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez (K)un.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      What do you expect the 4 bench players to score?

      1. Birds of Prey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Isn't 15 a good #. 20 ideally, and 10> kind of a waste?
        My BB is Reina Salah Lascelles Ayew. Starting 10 DGW's + TAA.
        I need this to work.

  5. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    A) Doherty Abraham
    B) Alonso Jota

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      A and it’s not even close

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        jota was on fire pre break so think he could be great

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      A

  6. Labile
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Leno and Jimenez
    Or
    DDG and Abraham

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Leno and tammy

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Whyv

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Because Leno has the double wouldn’t be surprised to see arsenal give up a pk, maybe he gets a pk save. But also Brighton cs. And cheaper than ddg. Abraham can score against Villa just as well if not better than Jimenez and is cheaper. *this is also thinking bb then WC after

  7. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone know if the FPL show is back. Really missed Jules and James. thought they would do one on friday.

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      jules said on an instagram story that its back! 🙂 should be today or tomorrow

  8. Wılly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    BB Team

    Ederson Leno
    TAA Lundstram Targett Evans Boly
    KDB Pepe Grealish McGinn Fleck
    Aguero Aubameyang McBurnie

    0.5 ITB, would you use it anywhere?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Looks fine.

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Do you reckon 10 DGWers is enough for a BB team? I’m happy with this and would rather not crowbar in any dross just because they have 2 matches! What do you think? Any changes needed?

    0.1itb
    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Stevens, O’Connell, Saiss, Fernandez
    KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, Mount, Cantwell
    Kun, Auba, Jimi

    Cheers!

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Im only going with 5-7 for my BB side this week. Lots of SGW players who might be better value.

  10. grandemessi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    I'm at a loss here. Is it possible to make a bunch of changes for 31+ and then use the free hit for 30+?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Nope

  11. Lav
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    9.2m left for two more players.

    Dubravka x
    TAA Stevens Baldock Saiss x
    Mane KDB Grealish Barnes Cantwell
    Kun Rash Jimi

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Was interesting watching La Liga with the fake fans. Hopefully the premier league adopts it for the atmosphere. The football lads out in London today made me miss British football fans for sure!

  13. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Today’s draft 100,001!! What do we think fellas?? Bench boost..
    Ederson/ Leno
    TAA Doherty Alonso O’Connell Basham
    KDB Grealish El Ghazi Fleck Fernandes
    Aubameyang Aguero Abraham

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Not bad! Ederson seems a waste of a city spot tho!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Think it’s more fro security of starts mate, KDB and Aguero are must haves, who would to 3rd be??

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I've gone for Mahrez on bench boost too. My team is:

          Reina/Leno
          Trent Doherty Stevens Lundstram Egan
          KDB Mahrez Bruno Grealish McGinn
          Aguero Tammy Jimenez

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Very nice team mate!! I’ve just tried one with Mahrez too,looks like this...
            Henderson Leno
            TAA Doherty Egan Targett Fernandez
            KDB Mahrez Fernandes Grealish Fleck
            Aguero Aubameyang Abraham

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Like this team. Alonso is an interesting pick. Huge potential if he starts.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks mate, yeah I think he could be too, has big hauls in him for sure!! Just have see if we hear anything said on him by Frank over the next few days

    3. Lav
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Interesting side

  14. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    For the DGW- Everson or Laporte?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Meant to say, Ederson

    2. Lav
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Ederson

  15. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Rate my GW30+ BB team (Playing WC next week)

    Hendo Leno
    TAA Lundstram Egan Targett Saiss
    Sterling KDB Grealish Saka Cantwell
    Kun C Auba Samatta

    1. FPLisBack
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Targett and Samatta - Need some more thought

      • Klaren
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Only not sure about Saka game time, rest looks good.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Looking for more discussion on bench boost. I see two big reasons not to do it, so what's the logic behind it?

      1) Is it worth it just for one (1) extra game from a Villa player? The main attraction is the DGW of course, but the only way there's going to be a DGW player on the bench is if I triple up on Villa. Surely we can't expect Villa defenders* to outscore most good SGW options?

      *I say defenders because the other option is to triple up on Villa attack, for whatever reason!

      2) Who knows what football is going to be like when it returns? Obviously there are going to be more substitutions and injuries, but the form book has reset - we have no idea who's going to play well, or even who's going to play at all after what has been a three-month break with a tiny pre-season.

      Can anyone convince me it's still a good idea to play BB?

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I am planning of course to use my unlimited transfers to go triple City and Sheffield United and to get at least a couple of Arsenal players, I just don't see any point in bench boosting.

        1. Birds of Prey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Do you have 3x capt.? Isn't there a dgw 37?
          Also depends where you are in your league. IMO GL

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            This is the last planned DGW.

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        One reason is because there are no other dgw’s left.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          ...Which would be a good reason if there were enough DGW players. But as I said in my first point, the absolute maximum of DGW players on the bench anyone can get is one - and that's going to be a Villa player. Is that still a good reason?

          1. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Was all set to BB, but like you said, is it really worth it this gw? For my team it would mean 2 villa defenders and they play 2 teams that need to score as they're fighting for places. Chelsea (is their second game) and they could easily score 2 or 3. In the end I've dropped BB this week and changed my team with 10 dgw'ers and alonso or Doherty (still undecided, but probably Alonso) rather than the inclusion of any villa defenders. Also it allows me to upgrade my sheff utd defenders to the more attacking ones. Basically I've made stronger starting 11 by not bench boosting

            Current team
            Henderson
            Alonso, Stevens, Baldrick
            Sterling, debryne, Pepe, grealish, saka
            Augero, auba

            Button, taggart, sure, 3.9 def

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              That's probably the line of thinking I'm heading to as well. Only problem would then be to assemble a strong enough bench to bench boost another time, which is annoying. That's literally the only reason I can see to BB this week, certainly nothing scores-wise.

              1. Greek Freak
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                *scores-wise = points-wise

              2. Soto Ayam
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                At least you have another 9 gws to plan something. Hopefully we'll get another chance later

          2. Garth Marenghi
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            In context, this also is a week where we are getting unlimited transfers going into a dgw—even if that dgw isn’t the most ideal. Most who bb will also WC out of it. In standard weeks I put much more funds in my starters and play with a weaker bench, so the unlimited transfers is essential here to spread out the funds evenly among all 15 players, then I’ll WC out of it with starters as a focus of the funds.

      3. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        My BB is: Leno - Pukki - Willian - Boly, with 11 very good options on the field (9 DGW, no crap Villa other than Grealish). I would like to see around 20 points for that which I think is pretty good. Other option is TC which only gains me 1 extra game from 1 player which I wouldn't expect more than 10 from and that's optimistic. Also if I don't BB now it's essentially useless because I plan on having a full bench of fodder to get more points on the field the rest of the season.

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I'd bb that

        2. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Villa attack is not crap. Their goals scored per game are 10th in the league which isn't bad.

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Grealish is the only real option out of the mids. Wesley was a horrible option before his injury and Samatta is unknown. He might be a good option but I'm betting for Pukki over him. Neither of their fixtures are favourable either, if they had one better one I might swing Samatta's way.

      4. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        It saves you from using excess funds on your bench going forward. As there are cheap DGW options, it leaves you more to spend on your bench for the BB. It might get more tricky if you don't have your WC though.

        Also you get an additional game for your keeper as well. Ederson, Leno and Henderson are all very good options this GW.

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          The extra keeper is probably the only advantage points-wise for this week. I'd still expect to get a better score from a strong first XI and bench fodder than with 15 active players though because of the compromises I wouldn't have to make - the likes of Saka, possible Villa player other than Grealish etc.

          1. Klaren
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Compromises that you need to make in first 11 will apply in any given GW that you BB and you won't have unlimited FTs to sort your team out.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I'm thinking I might play the BB chip without planning for it - i.e. at most try to get an extra keeper for the last week or something like that and field less than a full bench. By ignoring the planning for the chip completely I should have a stronger team throughout the season, including a much stronger team for this DGW alone.

      5. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        The way I see it, this is like the BB GW1 strategy, where we have no clue of form, have some idea of class have some idea of team selection based on friendlies and pressers. The DGW is an advantage, especially since it allows us to have a defensive team with two potential cleanies, an offensive team with two potential routs, and a decent attacking unit with cheap options (Grealish/McGinn/Samatta).

        The main benefit is that post this GW, one can either WC out of it, or by making transfers in pairs move towards a 17m bench and shift funds into playing XI. I think that with 5 subs allowed, the likelihood that your 1st sub will be called upon is going to be rarer than usual. Rotation risks are less likely to stay off completely and might come on for 15 mins or so. So a 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 bench will work, maybe cheaper even.

        Personally, I can take my main XI as "Ederson, TAA Doherty Lundy Egan, Sterling KdB Bruno Grealish, Auba Jota" which leaves me with an effective bench of Leno Lascelles Fleck Samatta. Given the fixtures, I am happy to BB with this lot and frankly don't think I can do better at a later stage with no further DGWs.

    3. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      What are we thinking for Sheffield defenders, stick to the nailed ones or pray on Lord Lundstram for 30+ only?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I’m going baldock and Stevens, Lund could pay off as think he’ll at least play 30 in each and could score... may even start one

      2. FPLisBack
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Nailed ones in my opinion

          1. Birds of Prey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Baldock and Egan, couldn't price in Stevens. Lundy is a crap shoot.GL

      3. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Had a change of heart, I hope it’s not because it’s something new after endless tinkering...

        I have FH and BB left but swaying to BB instead and FH 31 (or later)

        Thoughts on this team?

        Henderson
        TAA Stevens O’Connell
        KdB Fernandes Richarlison Grealish Cantwell
        Aguero(C) Aubameyang

        Reina DCL Hanley Doherty

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I’d downgrade Rich as his game is against pool and then upgrade Reina, DCL and Hanley

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Don’t have second wildcard and truly believe Rich is a fantastic option for the rest of the season. Have a small amount of value tied up in him.

      4. FPLisBack
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Thoughts please?

          AAA upfront! ( Jimenez or Abraham ? )

          Henderson

          Doherty, Saiss, Egan, TAA
          KDB, Grealish, Barnes
          Auba, Aguero, Abraham

          Leno, Basham, Mount, Sarr

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Tammy for 30+, Jimenez for the rest of the season.

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I'm gonna hit a century with this FH team!

          Reina
          Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram
          KDB (c), Mahrez, Pepe, Ozil, Grealish
          Aubameyang (v), Aguero

          Guaita | Targett, Justin, Greenwood

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Mahrez, Reina, Lund > Sterling, Hendo, Targett for me if affordable

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I have Targett 🙂

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                you'll need him starting in my propsed changes 🙂 lund shifts out for any other benchee

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  If I change Guiata and Justin to 3.9m players to complete your proposed changes, I would then need to do Lundstram to a 2.8m defender :/

                  1. GuenDoozy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    Ahh, its fine. Your team is great as is..almost the same as mine but i have those 3 changes.

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 22 days ago

                      Cheers. I will consider Hendo and Targett over Reina and Lundy, but it's a bit of a coin toss!

                      1. GuenDoozy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 22 days ago

                        Ive gone for security of starts. Unsure of Lundy and also Reina..some villa fans on here have mentioned hes not 100% nailed

          2. skeeb14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            For a FH team, seems to me you’re wasting money on the bench with so many starters who’ll never sub in.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Seems that way to me too, but these are the players I want in the starting XI, so may as well use the spare cash on backups. Are there any upgrades you would want to make in the XI?

          3. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Not if Arsenal play like they usually do 😉

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              8 goals in our last 3 matches, i'll take that recent avg.

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Fair comment. I'm still just fuming that Auba burnt me in 29 after I brought him in for a hit

          4. 1314
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            is Ozil nailed ?

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Nope. But nor is Auba, Aguero, Pepe, Mahrez, etc. Especially given the condensed schedule. At least Ozil doesn't tire himself out by working hard!

        • POZZY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Hello everyone!

          Hope everyone's doing fine and staying safe. My question is a little silly and please pardon my ignorance, I've been a little lost lately...

          Apart from GW1 post restart, are DGWs absolutely ruled out? Is there still a chance we could have them, considering Cup Football, UCL etc??

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            It's been factored in. Only postponements could force more DGWs.

            1. POZZY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Ah, in that case - going all out with a team just for GW30+ makes perfect sense in my case. 🙂

        • Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 22 days ago

          For this gw only:

          Alonso or Doherty?

          I seem to having an adventurous attitude towards my ff team at the moment and have thrown caution to the wind, dumped all LFC assets and even put sterling, Pepe and saka in my team. Hence I'm leaning towards Alonso this gw. But which would you prefer?

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Probably Doherty as he's more nailed. I'm thinking to go for both though!!

            1. Soto Ayam
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Ooooh. Do it if you can

          2. FPLisBack
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Doherty a long term keep, but Alonso vs Aston Villa looks more enticing

              1. Soto Ayam
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                It'll only be for this he, and I'm easily fooled at the moment. I'm banking on Chelsea taking a "we need to score as many goals as we can and win every game to ensure CL next year" approach. Therefore Alonso Vs villla seems a no brainer for me.

          3. skeeb14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Will we get a speculative updated Team News page prior to deadline does anyone know? I need reassurance on my Azpi, Traore & Nketiah punts.

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              id steer clear of traore

            2. Differential (c)
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Likely about 10 mins before deadline in regards to AVL-SHU, via FPL rockstar.

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              The page will be updated - hopefully it will be "educated information guesswork" correct.

            4. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Why pay 6m for Azpi?

          4. Differential (c)
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            How's this looking for BB

            Henderson Pope
            TAA Alonso Doherty Justin O'Connel
            Salah Fernandes Mahrez Sarr Foden
            Aguero(c) Jota Nketiah

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Think it looks nice mate. Still not convinced on Foden but could pay off

              1. Differential (c)
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Haha, yeah. Though I'd need to take a chance. Cheers.

            2. Birds of Prey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Maybe downgrade Pope and use it to replace Foden-- but def solid. IMO GL.

              1. Differential (c)
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers. The one's below Pope looked dross, and the AVL keepers, are we really sure Reina will start? I'm not so sure anymore.

          5. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            GW30 BB

            Leno, Krul
            TAA, Stevens, Baldock, Doherty, Alonso
            Mahrez, KDB, Grealish, Fleck, Mount
            Aguero, Jimmy, Tammy

            If we get positive early team news I plan to change

            Alonso, Fleck, Mount -> Lund, Pulisic, El Ghazi

            Good plan?

            1. Klaren
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Pedro has been playing well before the break and scored their only goal in the friendly vs Reading.I'd favour Willian and Pedro to start over Pulisic who's been out for long time and who wasn't in a great form before his injury.

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Good point, thanks. Reckon Mount will play? Shame Chelsea midfield is such a minefield because they have a great fixture

                1. Klaren
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Lampard is quite unpredictable but he seems to favour Mount so I guess he is likely to start.

            2. Differential (c)
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Looks good.

          6. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Case for Samatta !!

            Samatta is decent one gw punt and enabler for gw30+ for those who got WC to remove him straight after. Here me out !!

            - 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

            - Top scorer in Belgium league last season. Scored 3 goals and 1 assist in 6 champions league games this season before villa signed him. (Liverpool were one of the teams he scored against)

            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. LLoris
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              so you went for Grealish McGinn and Samatta

              1. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Just Grealish and Samatta.

                Feel like McGinn wont start 2 games in 3 days period returning from a 6 month injury layoff

                1. LLoris
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah thats why Im shaky on him do you think El Ghazi will

                  1. HurriKane
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    Not sure. El ghazi was benched last 2 matches. So he's a doubt

            2. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Nketiah 1.5m cheaper and higher ceiling imo
              Better second fixture
              If Laporte doesn't play v Arsenal for whatever reason as well then arsenal will score v us (not saying he doesn't but IF he doesn't play)

              1. Klaren
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Nketiah is far from nailed. Samatta is pretty much guaranteed to star and play over 60 in both games.

                1. Klaren
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  guaranteed to start*

                2. Greek Freak
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  I like the typo 😉

                  I'm actually not that against Samatta, but personally I wouldn't want to double up on Villa against triple SHU defence. I'd rather put my eggs in the SHU basket at least.

              2. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Wouldn't be betting him to start both. Especially when he's competing with Auba Laca Martinelli for 1 spot

                How is nketiah suddenly an option with just 3 starts in entire season. Pls elaborate?

            3. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              You raise some good points but I just feel like villa won't score many goals so for me grealish is probably enough. But anything could happen as we all know. Someone like Shane Long will probably end up being the star of the week.

              1. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Villa are actually decent in attack. Ranked 3rd most goals scored in bottom 10 teams.

                Half of the season without their 2nd best player McGinn as well. Him back is a huge boost in attack for them as well.

            4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Case against: he is shite and Villa are shite.

              1. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Great input cheers mate.

              2. Klaren
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                They are 10th in goals scored per match so their attack isn't shite. They failed to score in only 7 out of the 29 games.

                They are in the position they are because of their defence, not their attack.

                Also Samatta is far from shite as well. How much have you watched him to reach that conclusion?

                1. HurriKane
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Exactly. Ignorant comment.

                  1. HurriKane
                    • 8 Years
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    You cant be shite and be involved in 4 goals in 6 champions league matches.

                    (Incase being top scorer in Belgium league is not enough for you)

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      8 months, 22 days ago

                      Milan Baros was top scorer in Nations Cup, won a Champions League and was afraid of his own shadow. Samatta has potential. Lots of players do great in one league and poorly in another and vice versa. We can only judge him at season's end. No one would think twice about him here if he didn't have a DGW.

                    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 22 days ago

                      He wasn't top scorer in Belgium last season - some guy who now plays in the Qatar league was.

                      Villa are shite - look at the league table. Of course their attack is relatively better, but 1.2 goals per game and matches against the 2nd best defence in the PL and the team in 4th isn't great at all on paper.

                      In terms of the player himself, perhaps dismissing him as shite was a little facetious (that's how I roll), but far too early to be lauding him. PL is a big step up from what he has played before. Overall, i would say he is at best a punt for the DGW. GL if you go with him.

                2. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  He's not Benteke early Villa form. Played in Tanzania, Congo and Belgium, signing for relegation threatened Villa when he's 27. I hope he does great and Villa stay up but he's not played at this standard before.

                  1. Klaren
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    He played in Champions League and did fine.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      8 months, 21 days ago

                      He did better than fine. Truth be told I'm not that sold on Aubameyang at the best of time, lacks motivation in some games. Plus Arsenal haven't a whole lot to play for. And for Samatta's price instead of Aubameyang it puts a whole different complexion on my team, including keeping Bruno 🙂

            5. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Douglas Luiz, fodder after GW30. Gets rare attacking points but he'll play both games and he's an enabler.

              1. LLoris
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Will he play both with Mcginn coming back

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Good question that! I'm assuming so because he played when McGinn played before but I'll have to do more research there plus McGinn might blunt his already slim attackingness. Going tangent here but also wondering about Saka gametime.

            6. Another Hoops
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I think if he'd put away that great chance against City before the break people might be talking about him even more. For 5.8 he's a good option.

            7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 21 days ago

              When the DGW was announced I briefly looked at him, drawn primarily to the 4 consecutive starts

              But he’s gone over 270 minutes without a goal or assist since that 70th minute v Bournemouth - based on that I’d just prefer Kun, Auba, Laca on FH

              Laca has almost been more productive in the super sub role - 2G 1A in very little minutes the last 3 GW’s

              At his price Samatta might do a job though

          7. Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Debating in my head when to BB/FH/WC.
            I like most of my players tbh and scared of messing it all up by going all in on a BB this week.
            Definite keepers- TAA, KDB.
            Possibles- Not very keen on moving out- Maguire, Saiss, Fernandes, Salah, Jota.

            Current team-
            Pope.
            TAA, Maguire, Saiss.
            KDB, Fernandes, Salah, Barnes.
            Auba, Jota, DCL.
            Stekelenberg, Stephens, Holgate, Dendoncker.
            3.2m ITB.
            WC, FH, BB left. OR about 6k. Don't want to mess up now.

            1. AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I am in a super similar position. Same cards left, 22k rank. Then Martial, AWB, O'Connell and McCarthy instead of Barnes, Maguire, Stephens and Stek. I was originally thinking BB, but now feeling like FH this week may be the way to go. I am wanting to keep TAA, KDB and Bruno for sure. What are your thoughts on DCL? No plan to keep? Who would you replace him with?

          8. FPLisBack
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Thoughts, please?

              Henderson

              Doherty, Saiss, Egan, TAA
              KDB, Grealish, Barnes
              Auba, Aguero, Abraham

              Leno, Basham, Mount, Sarr

              1. LLoris
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Sarr against LEI

                1. FPLisBack
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    Thanks, Doing BB as well.

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Haven’t changed this BB team in a couple of days now. Good to go? WC in gw 31.

                leno reina
                taa Doherty stevens lund Lascelles
                kdb mahrez grealish El ghazi fleck
                kun auba jiminez

                1. LLoris
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  You think el ghazi will play both

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    Not sure tbh. Same doubt over mcginns game time. Any suggestions who else to look at for that spot?

              3. LLoris
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Got every chip plus the WC would you:
                A) TC
                B) BB

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  B

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  B unless you think you can smash TC.

                3. HurriKane
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  B

                4. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  A. Max out your 11, fodder on the bench to go to GW31, 32, nó Rush to WC, see how lineups and form go before using it. Could get playing fodder to add to your WC then BB after that.