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The best budget forwards for the FPL restart

Our position-by-position analysis of Fantasy Premier League assets continues with a look at budget forwards.

With FPL managers granted the option of making unlimited transfers or deploying their Free Hit chip ahead of Double Gameweek 30+, many of us will be going big on the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m).

To afford these heavy hitters, we’ll need a cut-price asset or two to plug the gaps.

In truth, there isn’t an abundance of budget FPL forwards who are anything more than bench fodder – hence why we’re covering strikers all the way up to £5.8m in this piece and slightly eating into ‘mid-price’ territory.

A total of 57 players fall into this category, with the stand-out names discussed below.

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Mbwana Samatta

  • Price: £5.8m
  • Ownership: 0.4%
  • Next four Gameweeks: SHU + CHE | new | WOL | liv

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) is perhaps the only Aston Villa asset that many of us will agree on for Double Gameweek 30+.

The merits of the Villans’ defence, John McGinn (£5.4m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) will be widely discussed ahead of Wednesday’s deadline and we can now add January capture Mbwana Samatta (£5.8m) into the mix.

With Wesley (£5.4m) injured, Samatta was thrown straight into the starting XI in Gameweek 25 and has played all three games since.

Scoring on his debut against Bournemouth, the Tanzanian striker looked fairly decent up top despite Villa slipping to four defeats in the games he featured in.

His aerial ability particularly caught the eye, with half of his efforts in a Villa shirt and his debut league goal coming from his head (he also nodded in his side’s solitary strike in the League Cup final).

Arguably the main concern would be the players behind him: Grealish aside, do Villa possess anyone who can supply Samatta with good enough service? The new signing has averaged only two shots per match in his four appearances so far, which is on the meagre side.

Had Villa not had a Double Gameweek 30+, many of us probably wouldn’t have looked at him – but then, that is likely true for a number of assets who will end up in our overhauled squads.

Samatta does at least have the advantage of facing Newcastle United in Gameweek 31+, which could be a decent match-up given how susceptible the Magpies have been to crosses in open play and at dead-ball situations.

Oliver McBurnie

  • Price: £5.7m
  • Ownership: 0.3%
  • Next four Gameweeks: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur

Sheffield United have been one of the most settled sides this season, at least in defence and midfield.

Rotation has been more commonplace up top, however, with Chris Wilder opting to frequently shake up his two-man frontline.

Changes were particularly rife when Sheffield United last encountered a period of serious fixture congestion in December.

Not one of the Bladesmen’s strikers has more than 16 starts to their name this season, although Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) had been the preferred pairing before the suspension of play, having racked up seven and five consecutive starts respectively.

McBurnie had encouragingly accumulated a lot of pitch-time shortly before football ground to a halt, lasting 90 minutes in each match from Gameweeks 23-27 and then being substituted in the 89th minute of the Gameweek 29 win over Norwich City.

It’ll be a surprise to see any Sheffield United forward lasting the full duration in the first two fixtures back but, given that those matches make up a Double Gameweek for the Blades, McBurnie should still hit triple figures for minutes on Wednesday and Sunday combined.

Goals won’t come at a furious pace but then this is a sub-£6.0m forward we’re talking about and there is a reason that these assets don’t cost as much.

Only four FPL forwards, all of them way pricier, registered more shots in the box than McBurnie in Gameweeks 22-29.

Like Samatta, McBurnie is a perhaps a punt purely for the early Double Gameweek as the fixtures stiffen thereafter.

Eddie Nketiah

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  • Price: £4.4m
  • Ownership: 1.4%
  • Next four Gameweeks: mci + bha | sou | NOR | wol

The search for a dependable £4.5m-or-under FPL forward has been a largely fruitness one this season, with Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.3m) only briefly threatening to establish themselves as the go-to bargain-bin options.

The return to fitness of Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) looks to be a blow to Greenwood’s chances of starting more regularly in the run-in, although the increase in permitted substitutes from three to five will likely see the teenage Manchester United striker continue to make cameos off the bench.

Could Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) be the snip we’ve all been waiting for, then, particuarly with Arsenal enjoying two fixtures in Double Gameweek 30+?

It’s too early to tell for certain and, so long as Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) remains fit and available, there will be plenty of jostling for the central striker’s role in Mikel Arteta’s new-look Arsenal side.

Nketiah had been given the nod ahead of the more experienced Frenchman in Gameweeks 26-29, scoring once against Everton, although was hauled off before the hour-mark in the narrow win over West Ham, with substitute Lacazette bagging the winner.

There have been some positive omens in the friendlies Arsenal have contested ahead of the restart, with Nketiah hitting a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Charlton Athletic and then leading the line for the first half of the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat to Brentford.

We don’t anticipate that he will start every match (maybe not even the bulk of them) but then we can’t really expect too much anyway given the dirt-cheap price tag.

With Arsenal’s two Gameweek 30+ fixtures separated by less than 72 hours, he will surely get a decent number of minutes to begin the season with – and that might be enough for those of us who are only relying on him for this opening Double Gameweek.

Jordan Ayew

  • Price: £5.2m
  • Ownership: 8.8%
  • Next four matches: bou | liv | BUR | lei

While the likes of McBurnie and Nketiah are rotation risks, Jordan Ayew (£5.2m) has been an altogether more secure starter this season.

The Ghana international has made Roy Hodgson’s line-up in each of the last 27 league games and has scored more FPL points (108) than anyone featured in this article.

The loan capture of Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) and the return to fitness of Christian Benteke (£5.7m) has seen Ayew move to a wider position in Palace’s attacking trident but, as we discussed in our Crystal Palace team recap, the Belgian’s presence could be more of a help than a hindrance.

Ayew scored in back-to-back games shortly before the lull in proceedings, taking his total to eight for the season – again, a tally that can’t be beaten by any other striker in this piece.

The biggest downside to Ayew at present is perhaps the Eagles’ fixtures, with seven of their remaining nine games against teams in the top half.

One of their only favourable match-ups, against Bournemouth, comes in Double Gameweek 30+, when many FPL managers will have their eyes on assets with two fixtures.

With Palace heading for safety and mid-table obscurity, the question would also have to be raised over what Roy Hodgson has in mind for his peripheral squad players, minutes-wise, in the closing quarter of the campaign.

Still, with his versatility and work rate being huge ticks against his name in Hodgson’s eyes, Ayew remains one of the more trustworthy forwards in this price bracket, ready to be deployed as an emergency FPL substitute if needs be and perhaps even handed a start when the odd good fixture does pop up (Aston Villa in Gameweek 35+, for example).

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No, we’re not advocating a move for Joelinton (£5.5m) just yet, but it’ll be interesting to see if playing behind closed doors has a galvanising effect on the Brazilian, given that he won’t have the weight of 50,000 Geordies’ expectations on his shoulders.

He had quietly impressed in pre-season and has scored twice in unofficial kickabouts this week, so maybe the much-maligned striker can be liberated without the bellows and groans that plague his appearances on Tyneside – or maybe not.

The effect of playing with or without a crowd is one of those unquantifiable variables that makes the end of 2019/20 tough to predict.

The compact Selhurst Park can be an intimidating cauldron when the Palace ultras are making a din, so it could be that Hodgson’s troops are handicapped without their vociferous home support.

Then again, perhaps playing without a raucous audience is exactly the thing that Christian Benteke (£5.7m) needs to up an abysmal goal conversion rate of three seasons in the making.

A pest of a presence to opposition defenders, human wasp Shane Long (£4.7m) refuses to leave Fantasy managers alone at the budget forward picnic table.

Just when we think he’s gone for good he re-emerges afresh, despite our repeated attempts to swat him away.

Now 33 years of age, Long has impressed so much of late that he has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension by the Saints.

The Irishman has been a regular starter from Gameweek 15 onwards and his only absence from the line-up in that time (two no-shows and a substitute’s appearance over Christmas) were injury-related.

The physical demands put upon the front two will likely see the occasional refresh up top given the frequency of the fixtures, while Long has been substituted in 11 of his 13 starts so far in 2019/20.

Never the most clinical of strikers, we can’t expect a deluge of goals from the veteran forward either.

Like Ayew, though, he would seem to be one of the more dependable characters in the budget forward bracket should he need to be called upon as an emergency auto-sub during the run-in.

Graham Potter’s unpredictability puts us off Neal Maupay (£5.7m) to an extent, with the Frenchman having been benched twice already this calendar year.

Winless in 2020, Brighton and Hove Albion also have one of the worst fixture runs in Gameweeks 30+ to 35+, although things do improve thereafter and he might be one to consider in the final three match rounds.

Underlying stats haven’t been Maupay’s problem and he sits third among FPL forwards of any price for efforts on goal in 2019/20.

Making the most of those chances has been an issue, however, with his conversion rate of 10.1% well below what we usually demand of our strikers.

It’s worth keeping an eye on Sean Dyche’s press conferences over the next week, meanwhile, as both Chris Wood (£6.1m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.1m) are struggling with fitness issues at present.

That could open the door for Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Matej Vydra (£5.3m) at Burnley, who have some agreeable fixtures from Gameweek 31+ onwards.

Rodriguez has started every match from Gameweek 23 onwards with Barnes on the sidelines and sits joint-fourth among FPL forwards for attempts on goal in that time.

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1,084 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    How abt this BB team? No WC left, keeping FH for later

    Hendo Dubravka
    TAA Doherty Egan O’Connell Lascelles
    KDB Mané Bruno Grealish DouglasLuiz
    Aguero Jim Pukki

    Dubravka bc I dont want Reina or Leno and cant afford Ederson. And because he has Villa (H) in 31 when Hendo cant play. Thinking abt Aguero and Grealish out for Son and DCL before 31 (-4).

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah I like this

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        My hesitation is between keeping Mané or going Sterling... but Id want Mané back in 31 I think hence current choice

    2. Kurupt FC
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Looks real good moving forward beyond dgw. And yes, bringing Son in is good shout.
        I too have no wildcard so setup like this at the moment with unlimited transfer:

        krul / martin
        taa / lascelles / cathcart / aarons / tanganga
        son / bruno / salah / KDB / saka
        rashford / aguero / nketiah

        I am toying witth the idea of perhaps putting in sane as a potential explosive differential just for this dgw. Also considering mahrez . ozil or pepe. And then bring Son in after.

        Thoughts please. Thanks in advance.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          I dont like you dont have Sheff U def or Grealish, and dont like the Krul pick.

          Apart from that it’s quite good

          1. Kurupt FC
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Thank you. As i dont have a wildcard, i wouldnt be looking to hold onto Sheff U or Villa assets beyond this dgw due to their fixtures. Don't want to be doing too much tinkering or taking minus points hits to get rid of them later.

              1. Kurupt FC
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Gone with Krul as although i'm not expecting too many cleansheets from NOR (though they have improved), i'm expecting a fair few saves points and therefore bonus points. Plus i only had 4.6 left itb for a keeper lol.

          2. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Nice team. Just curious, why Mane over Salah?

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              I slighty prefer Mané, has been great to me this season.

              And with that team above, 0.0 itb which means I cant afford Salah.

              Full disclosure - currently have both but gotta sell one to afford Kun.

              1. fr3d
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Yeah I'm in the same boat. It's a toss up really.

                Been out of the loop for a while, but read that Salah have slight fitness issues.

              2. Kurupt FC
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Salah will be wanting that 3rd golden boot, so persoanlly i'm going him over mane. However, like yourself mane has been brilliant for me this season.

          3. simong1
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Think I'm almost set on this GW30+ BB team.. Thoughts? Any suggested changes or good to go?

            Henderson, Leno
            TAA, Doherty, Lundstram, Stevens, Targett
            Mahrez, KDB, Grealish, McGinn, Saka
            Auba, Kun, Pukki

          4. Scooby75
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Otamendi a starter?

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Will prob start 1 of the 2

            2. HamezMace
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Between him, Laporte and Stones, your guess is as good as any of ours.

              1. Scooby75
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Appreciated, thanks both

              2. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                ... and Garcia, Fernandinho,...

                1. HamezMace
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Well it is Pep, might just start Foden and B.Silva at centre back for the banter.

          5. southcoastbeast
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Hi guys, i think ive cracked it but i am sure some of you will think otherwise. My strategy is to bb gw30 and wc/fh gw31.

            What do u think of my team ????

            Ederson leno
            Taa Doherty baldock o'connell targett
            Fleck Fernandes grealish kdb saka
            Aguero (c) auba abraham

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              don't like targett, but otherwise looks good

              1. southcoastbeast
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Me either to be honest. just cus he has a dgw ,not many options in that price range.

          6. Tinmen
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Folks, how is this looking? Bench boost

            Is this City midfield too risky ?

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

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Given Peps rotation roulette looks like you’ve covered all your bases with 3 City mids.

              Personally I’d go for Kun somehow if you can afford and lose one

          7. wonkeydonkey
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            What happens with prices rises once they go live again? Who would be expected to rise between GW30+-31+???

            1. HamezMace
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Whoever does well in GW30+

            2. Kurupt FC
                8 months, 26 days ago

                There is a popuular price change site/app that will show you based on transfers in/out. Expect immediate price rises on certin premium players as soon as gw30+ kicks off.

            3. Beavis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Best FH 30+ combo?

              A: Pepe, Abraham (3-4-3)
              B: Mane, Samatta (3-4-3)
              C: TAA, Pepe (4-4-2)

              Got all the rest of the usual aspects (Kun, Auba, Sterling, etc).

              1. Crashjct
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                A

            4. wilson007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Leno Reina
              TAA Doherty Egan Baldock Stevens
              KDB Mahrez Grealish Mount Saka
              Auba Kun Samatta

              BB. Thoughts?

              1. Young Lingard
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 26 days ago

                I like it
                Are you wildcarding
                Salah; Jimenez and united options in following ?
                If so and you plan it well I think you’ll be in great shape

                1. wilson007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Cheers mate, yes I'll be WC'ing next week. Looking to get Rashford, Bruno, Jimmy, maybe Tammy, and yeah probably Salah/Mane.

            5. Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              I’ve hit the gold here. BB this team

              Leno. Henderson.
              Boly. Laporte. TAA. Egan. Lascelles
              Mane. KDB. Pepe. Cantwell. Fleck.
              Auba. Samatta. Vardy.

              Delighted.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Nice team, yep

              2. n14mul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Not sure how you have maximised the bb to hit gold

                1. Whats the Huth
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Not always about maximising doubles. Some SGW players out scores the rest

              3. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Not quite sold on LaPorte nailedness, pepe is meh in form, samatta isn't the villa player to have

                1. Whats the Huth
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Samatta is the only ‘fodder’ in that team

                  1. The Red Devil
                    • 5 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Pepe too 😛

              4. Young Lingard
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Love it ;
                Pepe moving to Fernandes(martial)
                And Samatta up to Jimenez could be golden

            6. Old Gregg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Morning all,

              Who are your 3 (or more) Sgw players for gw 30+ For those that are BB’ing?

              1. wilson007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Doherty TAA Mount

              2. HamezMace
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Trent, Doherty, and a SGW keeper, currently on Foster, but may change.

              3. Crashjct
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                TAA, Doherty, Jimi

              4. Whats the Huth
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Mane. TAA. Vardy

              5. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Doherty, Taa and Pukki for me.

            7. Herculeez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              A) Son, Laporte & Egan

              or

              B) Mendy, Doherty & Martial

              1. Crashjct
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                A

            8. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              #PlayYourOwnGame

              1. HamezMace
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Is this your way of trying to reduce the comments on here by 95%?

                1. Vazza
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Lol

                  • G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Not at all, just my favourite hashtag 😉

                    By all means ask for advice etc. and we all do, but at the end of the day it comes down to any manager making the final choice(s) for themselves 🙂

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      I prefer to be able to blame strangers on the internet for everything that’s ever gone wrong in my life.

                      1. G-Whizz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        😆

                      2. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        😛

                2. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  I have been burnt badly this season whenever i have gone over the top with gut feeling.

                  Maybe #PlayYourOwnGameWithCaution would be a better hashtag 😀

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    LMAO 😆

                    Good luck for the DGW mate!

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Thanks and Same to you !! 🙂

                3. Pumpy Pro
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Spot on mate. Too many wanting their team picked for them. No wonder everyone got the same teams.

              2. Crashjct
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Here’s my BB team:

                Leno Henderson
                TAA Doherty Egan Lascelles Taylor
                Salah KDB Fernandes Grealish Fleck
                Jimi Abraham DCL

                Still have FH and BB, no WC. Using Unlimited Transfers and BB GW 30+, as I’m unhappy with my pre stoppage team. Strategy is a mix of DGW players with an eye on long term. Will use FT to change Grealish to Son/Martial/Richarlison for GW 31+. Any thoughts? Thank you.

                1. Kurupt FC
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    I like this one a lot! slight concern about no Kun or Auba for dgw, but i think beyond dgw it looks mighty fine and yeah i wouldnt hold onto any villa assets after this gameweek.

                    Same as you, no WC. This my unlimited transfer team:

                    krul / martin
                    taa / lascelles / cathcart / aarons / tanganga
                    son / bruno / salah / KDB / saka
                    rashford / aguero / nketiah

                    I am toying witth the idea of perhaps putting in sane as a potential explosive differential just for this dgw. Also considering mahrez . ozil or pepe. And then bring Son in after.

                    Thoughts?

                    1. Crashjct
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Auba or Laca, I would consider, or Mahrez/Sane. I just don’t feel comfortable about Ozil/Pepe. One of those Man City guys could have a big haul in one of the games. As for me, I can fit Auba if I get Pope in place of Henderson, but then I’m rolling with Auba instead of Son and stuck with Grealish for the foreseeable future. Thank you for the response.

                2. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Only BB & FH remaining.

                  Current (gw 38) team:

                  Pope Hendo
                  TAA Gomez Egan Basham Taylor
                  Salah KDB Bruno Traore Cantwell
                  Jiminez DCL Jota

                  6.2 ITB.

                  What is the best move here?
                  A. FH
                  B. BB

                  1. GuenDoozy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Similar situation and ive gone FH

                  2. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    B looks good option to me. BB without WC in hand later can be very distracting

                  3. n14mul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    fh

                3. Danstoke82
                  • 6 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Hi all, I’ve been tinkering for a while and cannot decide what to do with this BB team. Have WC ready for 31 but would really appreciate some pointers on what to do with this draft?

                  Leno*
                  TAA Stevens* O’Connell*
                  Sterling* Ozil* KDB* Grealish*
                  Aguero* Aubameyang* Samatta*

                  Subs: Reina* Fleck* Lascelles Aarons

                  3 from each DGW team in place.

                  £0.1ITB

                  1. n14mul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    The team is pretty template and if your happy to burn up 2 chips in a week then this is the way forward.

                    Personally I don't see the advantage of BB this week

                    1. Danstoke82
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      BB purely due to this being the only DGW

                      1. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Is this confirmed? No other DGW?

                        1. Danstoke82
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          Not confirmed but that’s what I’ve heard?

                  2. The Red Devil
                    • 5 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Reina might be benched

                4. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Which one would you prefer ??
                  A. Grealish Jimenez Leno/Henderson
                  B. Martial Samatta Ederson

                  No chip. Will sell samatta after next GW for someone under 8m

                  1. Vazza
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      A

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Cheers mate

                    • HamezMace
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      A. w/ Henderson (assuming you have a backup keeper for 31)

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        That's what i have right now. Samatta looked promising but you're right.

                        I don't have a backup GL atm. Maybe I'll get McCarthy. Or just go with Leno instead

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          You know Henderson can’t play against Utd in 31+ right?

                          So you’ll need a keeper, could always just transfer one in that week, but given we have unlimited transfers right now it probably makes more sense to prepare for the long run.

                          1. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            Yes
                            You told me that. I remember that and that's why i am thinking about going Leno instead.

                            Ederson could have been so good.... He's so expensive 😮

                      2. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        This

                    • n14mul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      a

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks

                    • The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      A

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks mate

                        1. The Red Devil
                          • 5 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          Cheers, take a look at my BB side posted below

                    • Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      A with Hendo

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Thank you. Egan in the team would change your preference ?? Or just double up !!
                        Yes, i did expect overwhelming love for A 😀

                      2. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        this

                    • G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      A.

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks.
                        Currently have A in my team. Will stay that way

                  2. Rains of Castamere
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    Not sure how much to read into this, maybe Villa fans can advise, but the local Birmingham paper is predicting that Reina will be dropped after his horror show at Leicester and Nyland will start in goal.

                    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-sheffield-united-lineup-18333862

                    1. Vazza
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Could be a game changer

                        1. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          In what way?

                      • The Red Devil
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Ooh, throws a spanner in the works

                      • Pumpy Pro
                        • 11 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Things like this are best kept to yourself as an advantage. Just saying 😉

                        1. G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 3 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          😆

                    2. notlob legin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Confirmation needed please - I've seen mixed messages on here and can't find anything on main FPL site.

                      If I free hit, does my team revert back to game week 29 or 38?

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 6 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        GW38

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          There is a hot topic called ‘unlimited transfers FAQ’ for a detailed explanation.

                          1. notlob legin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            Thank you

                    3. Hog Roast Junkie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      BB team, 2.5m in the bank - where should I upgrade?

                      Leno Reina
                      TAA* Laporte OConnell Baldock Boly*
                      KDB Grealish Fleck Saka McGinn
                      Aguero Auba Jimi*

                      1. PompeyUpNorth!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Decent. Boly to Doherty?

                    4. LIARS POKER
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Anyone else reconsidering the BB and WC next week strategy? I've just looked at how my old team would look going into 31+ and I like the look of it. Would you keep this team and use FH this week instead?

                      Pope (WAT)
                      TAA (CRY) VVD (CRY) Saiss/Lascelles (bur/AVL)
                      Salah (CRY) KDB (che) Barnes (BRI) Sarr (bur)
                      Auba (sou) Vardy (BRI) DCL (nor)

                      1. n14mul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        been against the bb wc all along you could fh to load up dgw players, or use the unlimited to add a few dgw players.

                    5. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Which option do you prefer?

                      A) Baldock, Lascelles, Mahrez, Saka, Jimenez
                      B) Targett, Fernandez, Sterling, Fleck, Nketiah

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        A imo

                      2. The Red Devil
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        A

                      3. G-Whizz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        A) imo

                        (I stopped reading B after Targett)

                      4. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Thanks a lot for your help!

                      5. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Go for Stevens instead of Baldock who is over-performing according to stats.

                    6. JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Any changes?

                      Henderson-Leno
                      TAA-Boly-Stevens-Lund-Aarons
                      Kdb-Mahrez-Grealish-Barnes-Cantwell
                      Aguero(c)-Auba-Samatta

                      0.2 itb.

                    7. mcgrejam
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      If I use the free hit chip this week does this wipe out the transfers I made with the unlimited transfers we have been given? And does my team then revert to the team I had in the previous gameweek?

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 6 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Yes.
                        See the hot topic ‘unlimited transfers FAQ’.

                    8. Roysgotnoboys
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Anyone else really struggling with this GW? Quite like my team but can't ignore the unlimited FT's and DGW, got my second wildcard so probably going to BB and not FH.

                      What do you think? Played around and seems the best I can do

                      From (0.9 ITB)
                      Mcarthy
                      TAA, Van Dijk, Saiss
                      Barnes, Salah, KDB, Martial
                      Auba, Ings, Jiminez
                      (Martin, Taylor, Williams, Dendo)

                      TO (0.2 ITB)

                      Henderson
                      TAA, Walker, Saiss
                      Barnes, Salah, KDB, Grealish, Mahrez,
                      Auba, Jiminez
                      BB - Taylor, Target, Mousset

                      Thanks!

                    9. The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Suggestions for this BB side?
                      Ederson Leno
                      Stephens Egan TAA Lascelles targett
                      Kdb mane grealish Fleck cantwell
                      Ayew Aguero Aubameyang

                      Targett can be mings/Stephens
                      Cantwell can be sako

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Stephens in starting lineup is Stevens (Sheffield defender)

                      2. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        I'd downgrade oneGK and upgrade one of your 6/7/8th attackers

                        1. The Red Devil
                          • 5 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          Any decent mid at 5.2? Or forward at 5.7?
                          Coz I couldn't really find any

                          1. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            Smatta could be gold but 5.8 🙁

                    10. wilson007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Is the main reason for BB just before injuries/uncertainty hits?

                      Only max of 12 players have a double..

                      1. BENOIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        No other DGW

                      2. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Maybe unavailability of WC pre BB is forcing people do it.
                        Especially one's who WC'ed in GW 29

                    11. XABI 15
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      Pepe + Sterling or Mane + Mahrez on FH?

                    12. In a Rush
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 26 days ago

                      How many minutes do we think mendy is likely to get?

                      1. Vazza
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          No more than 90 mins over the two games

                      2. BENOIT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 26 days ago

                        Samatta - nailed on DGW striker, just 5.8m.

                        Nobody tempted?

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          I am

                        2. In a Rush
                          • 4 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          It is true most nailed on double game week striker, it’s food for thought I could do jota ➡️ Samatta and mendy ➡️ Laporte

                          1. Vazza
                              8 months, 26 days ago

                              Seems to be a no-brainer to me

                          2. The Red Devil
                            • 5 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            Ayew will outscore him even by playing a game less

                          3. Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            I've put Samatta in my team instead of Grealish for now

                          4. G-Whizz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 3 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            Plenty seem to be, but not I sir...

                        3. Fernando Torres
                          • 9 Years
                          8 months, 26 days ago

                          A) Mane + Ederson + Saka + Saiss
                          B) Sterling + Leno + Fleck + Bellerin

                          Which ones for this week only? I would probably want Mane back

                          1. G-Whizz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 3 Years
                            8 months, 26 days ago

                            A)