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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. rohan
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Aguero and Fernandes or Sterling and Rashford? Playing BB this week without a WC

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

      Without a WC Sterling and Rashford probably the picks to go for.

      You will likely want Salah/Mane in a few weeks, so Sterling can easily be traded later on without 2 xfers selling Kun.

      With Pogba back, we shall see how he and Bruno play together and perhaps Pogba becomes the better pick.

      1. rohan
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Exactly my thoughts too. But feels strange not going Kun for what could be the last DGW of the season.

      2. Kurupt FC
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Bruno v Pogba will be an interesting one to see how they lineup in that first game. I can see pogba being more forward than bruno even though he has been brilliant in that role himself.

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

      How is this team looking for BB, have WC and FH, cant decide on last 2 spots

      Reina, xxx
      Taa, Egan, Saiss, Lascales, xxx
      Kdb, Mahrez, Mount, Grealish, Saka
      Aguero, Auba, Vardy

      A. Pope, O Connell
      B. Leno, Terget (only 1 shu def)
      C. Mcarty, Lundstram

      On c atm

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

        Not sure by Reina Vardy Mahrez Saka for BB

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

          Vardy im keeping for sure since lots of value and my favorite player

    3. dshv
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      GW30+ BB. .. wc31

      Reina leno

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

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

        Reina might not start

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Based on what? Isnt Heaton inj?

    4. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      How's this BB30 team looking? (Plan to FH31, then WC33)

      Reina Leno
      Baldock Stevens Doherty Alonso Lascelles
      KDB Mahrez Grealish Mount Fleck
      Aguero Aub Jimi

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

        Reina might not start. I thought about the same thing but my GW 32 team had very tough fixtures

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          I've actually picked it with GW32 in mind, I would field this 11 in gw32

          Leno
          Stevens Doherty Alonso Lascelles
          KDB Bruno Grealish Mount
          Aguero Aub

          It's a gamble to go without Lpool for GW30 and GW32 but I think city will win GW32 as lpool will be hungover from title celebrations and pep will want to make a statement (just my 2cents), but will consider bringing 1 or 2 lpool back in on WC33

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

            Good on paper things could change with more info in a couple of gws nevertheless. I know you have FH and WC to deploy.

        2. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Who would start instead of Reina with Heaton injured?

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

            Reina is most likely gonna start just make sure you check that nothing has come up about Nyland

            1. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Thanks haven't heard about Nyland so must've missed that one. If it looks too risky then I may swap Reina/Baldock to Hendo/Targett

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

                Yup looks good just keep an eye out for the Reina situation

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

            Nyland

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

              Just to clarify local papers are calling for and predicting Nyland to start. So keep an eye out on pressers and chatter just before the deadline.

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

                Yup Ive read those papers lol

    5. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      What should my plan be if I still have ALL of chips including the wildcard?

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

          I got 3 different people that told me 3 different things my just tc aguero and pray

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

            Then play your own game 😉 many permutations

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

      Just need to decide on my final two FH picks..
      Who would you choose?

      Jimenez and Mount
      Doherty and Tammy

      That’s my team so far:
      Hendo
      TAA / Lundy / Baldock
      Sterling / KDB / Grealish
      Kun (c) / Auba

      Thanks!

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

        Jimmy Mount for me

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

          I’m inclined to agree. Thanks mate

    7. 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...

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

      Thoughts on my team? No wildcard left! Trying to get a good number of dgw players but also thinking longer term

      Hendo Button

      TAA, Saiss, Enda Stevens, O'Connell
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish
      Auba, Rashford

      Greenwood, Lascelles, Hayden

      0.2 ITB

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

        No BB?

    9. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      im completely satisfied with my existing team and if i use unlimited transfers to change it, i will likely WC to something very close to what i have the following week.

      The only reason i am considering the unlimited transfers is because of being able to use the BB in the only known DGW.

      i have looked into a BB team and a FH team and essentially i am using my BB for the following

      ozil x 2 vs salah
      el ghazi x 2
      reina x 2
      taa x 1
      saiss x 1

      are those differences worth using the BB and essentially wasting a WC or should i just stick to using the FH and saving my WC and BB for a later week?

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

        save the bb and wc I am 🙂

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

        FH now for me

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

        but then when will you guys BB and will you get the same type of bench.

        with only 8 weeks left there is diminishing value of saving a WC and BB for that matter

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

      Thoughts on this bench boost team? Any suggested changes or good to go?

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

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

        Similar to mine, not bad

    11. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      BB:

      Ederson Leno
      TAA Doherty Egan O’Connell Targett
      KDB Bruno Grealish Fleck Saka
      Aguero (C) Auba Jimenez

      Thoughts? I know it’s all very template but perhaps I’m missing some clever combinations of players for the doubles.

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

        if your BB there ain't that many combinations or missing much

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

        I just can't see anything but sadness after seeing Saka Targett Fleck in all BB teams.

        I am sorry. not wishing you all bad luck. But i Don't like Saka/Targett at all.
        And yes, fleck as 7th attacker ?? Not for me.

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

      Anyone else here going without a Pool attacker for next 3 GW's at least ??
      I am sure i am !! 😀

      (Taa should be counted as an attacker tbh. I have one then ...)

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

        mahbe towards the end of season when they have arsenal and Chelsea back to back but not at the moment.

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

          Yeah

      2. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        maybe might FH when they play palace

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

          Palace aren't pushovers IMO

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            That's his point

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

              😮

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

        I am taking a calculated risk i guess.

        Everton away (no need to expect anything but a tough game)
        Palace Home (Palace under old man are tough nuts)
        City Away (has to be a tight game)

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

          All I would say is that we cannot judge any team atm. Its like a whole new start with the biggest rest most players have ever had.

          Will also be interesting to see how players deal with no fans and I don't think home advantage will be all that

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

            Good point regarding Home advantage.

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

          A calculated risk indeed which I hope works out for you but another scenario could be:

          Everton (Liverpool win)
          Palace (Liverpool win)
          Man City (Draw)

          Roll them dice let's see wha' gwaan 😆

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

            I think all these scenarios are likely to happen mate.
            Do you really expect these games to be highscoring though ??

            I can keep Auba for 3 gw's and i think he can outscore both salah mane over next 2 FPL gw's.

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

              Next 3*

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

                High scoring? I'm not sure to be totally honest...

                The thing is no one has any idea how this break will pan out.

                The only thing I can look on with any certainty is that Liverpool haven't secured the title yet, so they need to get that job done and you can't do that by sitting back imo...

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

                  You're right.
                  Maybe i am overthinking but i am going to follow my gut feeling over this fir at least next 3.
                  (And will get burned badly again 😀 if you remember last chat)

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

                    Next 4 would make more sense no?

                    mci, bha, sou, NOR...

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

                      Current plan is to go without Mane Salah till City away

                      If pool are playing with intent, i will Ditch Auba to get mane back then.

                      I have played all chips but FH so i am getting Auba just as a shield move so i don't fall behind all this BB/FH/TC madness this DGW 😀

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

                        I hear yah 🙂

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

                          Cheers Buddy
                          Looking forward for your Doos stats and CS potential HT's !!

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

                          Posted that yesterday but will no longer contain any DS stats I'm afraid...

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

        Just posted the same, but can't see myself bringing one back in.

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

          The way I see it based on fixtures I want the below:

          Son Auba/Kane KDB Rash Bruno Jimenez

          Doherty TAA

          Can't fit one in with all those!

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

            Exactly.
            For me it'll be between Auba & Mane.
            I am definitely keeping Auba for these 3 gw's though.
            Will reassess when Pool play Villa home.
            That game can be rank killer though. Without a pool attacker

      5. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Think you will get burnt vs palace. I'm going to free hit for 31 and load up

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

          That's the only fixture bothering me when i am doing no pool for three gw's tbh

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

        I am only going with TAA. Priority after DGW is United, Spurs and Chelsea assets.

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

          Chelsea not sure due to lots of options.
          Son & Tony definitely coming in though. For sure !

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

            In the midfield yes, but I am tempted by Tammy up front.
            Still haven't decided whether to go for Son + Rashy or Tony/Pog + Kane.
            Bruno is a lock-in, even for the DGW BB 😉

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

              I am going with Son Tony Bruno KDB midfield from next GW.

              Rashfords output will reduce with pens taken off him IMHO. Also, too many striker's i like. Not saying that about many midfielders

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

                That's a strong mid for those fixtures. Can I ask which strikers you favour above Rashford? I have Tammy and Kane on my watchlist, and DCL/Jota for budget. Jimenez obviously, but I expect him to sit out a couple of games once his child is born, and we all saw what happened to Vardy post-baby.

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

                  Vardy Auba Jimenez atm.

                  I think Jimenez is most reliable one.
                  Vardy after rest would be awesome. Will be gunning for Golden Boot.
                  Auba till next 3 gw's.

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

                    Hmm... Vardy's a good shout. Haven't really considered him so far. Thanks 🙂

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

          Good to have company 😀

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

        FH this week for me. My team GW31 Salah is there but could swap him to Son. Martial and Bruno already in the team. So yes I may be without LIV attackers till end of season.

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

          Great to have company !!

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

      Morning,

      Thoughts on my team to tackle the next 3-4gws

      Leno/Button
      TAA O'Connel Egan/Lascelles
      Salah KDB Pepe Mount/Cantwell
      Auba Jime/Long

      Chips left BB WC FH

      Plan on using chips later on when we see what players and teams are offering.

      Thank you

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

        I think you’re overlooking United assets. I don’t think any team has a better upcoming 5 fixtures.

        If you’re looking at the next 3 GW, then Salah wouldn’t be there.

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

      I think I will be more upset with myself if sell players who will do well than if I miss out on buying players who will do well. A stupid reason for keeping my team as I left it before the pause. However only Lundstram instead of Aurier with unlimited transfers also seems a litte strange. But I think it will be it...

      McCarthy
      TAA, Doherty, Alonso, Aurier
      KDB, Salah, Grealish
      Ings, Jiménez, Auba

      Button, Lascelles, Hayden, Guendouzi
      2.6 million in the bank, wildcard, free hit and bench boost

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

      How’s this looking? Not bothered if it’s template as I just want points plus I love a DGW.. BB .2ITB And WC next week..

      Leno Hendo
      Stevens Targett Fernandez Laporte Saiss
      Grealish McGinn KDB Fleck Pepe
      Aguero (C) Auba Jimmy

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

        I’d rather have Mahrez or even B.Silva than Pepe.

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

          Yep fair point.. appreciate your time thanks..

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

            Agree, also not too keen on Pepe.

            I've also gone for a 3rd City attacked in Sterling. Think either Mahrez or Sterling are the better bets.

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

      Going without a pool mid for the rest of the season!

      Madness?

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

        Brother ....
        Dial up !
        😀
        Join me ...

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

          haha - pondering on the dilemma before i clicked post!

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

        I’d suggest so, yes

      3. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        whole season, yes

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

        Surely you get one in for FH38 😉

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

        Nope I might do, just TAA

      6. Dammed Utd
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        I am going with Robertson Salah and Trent till they win the league than transfer out

    17. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Who is a better pick?

      A- Sterling
      B- Aguero

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

        B

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Both are trash, Samatta and McGinn better options 😉

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

        b

    18. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Hurry up with template already

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

        The one thing for certain is 3 City, Arsenal, SHU. Then pick however many AVFC you think it’s worth having over SGW assets.

        The template players may not exist due to people holding on to differing SGWers and the number of them.

    19. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      23points behind my ML leader he has no chips left and 4 DGW players already my plan was to FH hit this week then WC next to claw the points back before unlimited FT were available as he wouldn't have had much room to change with only 1FT

      With this in mind do I use unlimited FT to take a calculated guess and match his team (can't see him swapping out 4 DGW players) this week then try to gain the points back WC next week when hell only have 1ft and I can see which direction he's going in with his unlimited FT?

      Cheers

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        You can't use unlimited transfers AND play FH this week

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

          I am pretty sure you have a bookmarked reply on THIS topic !!
          Copy >>> Paste
          😀

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Can't wait for Weds when the game updates and all the UT/FH players realise they got their old team back 😀

            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              ha

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

              Heartbreak 😀

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

              I might break out the popular laughing acronym for the occasion.

            4. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Will we still get a ban for the old “lol @“ posts?

              I think this is a worthy exception.

              1. Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Don't get it?

          2. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            ??

        2. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Did I say that?

        3. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Don't think I mentioned doing that did I?

        4. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Sure I haven't mentioned doing this?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Calm down

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

        I’d do your own thing. You’ll catch him regardless for sure with the chip situation .

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers for the sensible reply and actually READING and UNDERSTANDING my post maybe it was the way I wrote it!

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            It isn't very clear what you were saying. Just FH and then WC next week, you'll beat him easily.

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

            No worries at all. Made sense to me but the one thing I don’t understand is why would anyone use a FH this week when there’s unlimited transfers? Apart from saving value I suppose. I’d save FH and use transfers to get the team you want, ignoring his and you’ll beat him for sure..

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Because they don't have a WC or would lose too much money. In my case I made several transfers during the break and have the team I want going forward and no WC so FH makes perfect sense.

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

                Ah right fair point thank for clearing that up..makes sense Then for a lot. Although this guy is planning on FH then WC, so I’d consider that a waste (unless I missed something?)..

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

        😀

    20. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Which Gk pair seems best for BB? Currently on this defence.

      Leno Reina
      Taa Doherty Stevens lund Lascelles

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

        I've got Leno/Reina atm too but worried about the above comments about nyland starting

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          get Leno

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            + Henderson

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

              got 3 sheffield with Fleck, Lundy and Egan already, and only 4.6 left for a GK

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

              Who would you dump to get hendo?
              A. fleck
              B. Stevens
              C. Lund

      2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        leno hendo

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

          This

    21. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      page after page after page of the same team

      cant we just have a sticky with maybe 3 variations depending on the chip and if your team looks like one assume its good to go

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

        haha good idea tbh. I spent a while on mine without checking the teams on here, surprise surprise its basically the same as everyones.

        Just wish i had 1m more TV

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          always the way.....usually 0.1 short

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

        I’d like to see this.

        I think the only differences among the BB30 WC31 teams really are whether or not people sell their Jimenez’, Brunos, Salahs, VVDs.

        That’s the only way to free up the funds and have different levels of DGW players.

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

        That’s FPL for us 😉

    22. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      After Lundy scored a brace in their friendly does it make sense to punt on him for the DGW 30+?

      Chance he was just burnt out and needed a rest when he was previously dropped?

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

        im gunna go with him

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

        Sure, i am sure it is nothing to do with them breaking the bank to sign a player who is better than Lundy ( apparently) 😉

        Lundy is a big risk of not starting. Anyone knows that. Total punt if you willing to risk dissapointment of a
        1 point cameo in both games.

    23. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      On FH...
      A Samatta (SHE,CHE)
      B Pukki (SOU)
      ???

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

        Jota

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

        Still has to be A

    24. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      GW30 only

      A) Reina Mahrez Baldock
      B) Ederson Saka TAA
      C) Ederson Ozil Oconnell

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

        a

    25. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      De Gea at 5.3, was a time people would've paid 7 for him...how the mighty have fallen...

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

        Bargain, imo.

    26. Kurupt FC
        8 months, 26 days ago

        NO wildcard. Have BB and FH.
        This my unlimited transfer team:

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

        No Sheff U or Villa assets as i wouldnt want to hold onto them beyond dgw anway.
        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 much appreciated, thank you.

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Not tempted to have a few Sheff Utd players and BB in the DGW?

          You could bench and/transfer them in later weeks.

          1. Kurupt FC
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Thanks Hairy. At the monet i have 0.0itb.
              Any suggestions from the above as to how i can them them in?? Dropping Son for one othe others mentioned maybe?Thank you.

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          any major issues here except for the obvious KDB/Aguero omissions? Reina not nailed? Alonso?

          Leno Reina
          Lord Egan Targett Doherty Alonso
          Sane Mahrez Grealish Fleck Bruno
          Auba Jesus Laca

          1. Kurupt FC
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Loving the audacity of this team! Some explosive differentials. Sane in particular for me. Bravo!

              1. AB.
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Agreed. This is a refreshingly different lineup. I like it!

            • Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              No issues. Just personal preference...

              I'd be tempted to relook at Jesus/Laca to see if I could get Aguero.

              Another option could be to downgrade Bruno to fund Aguero and plan a transfer next GW of Mahrez to Bruno?

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                thanks for the input, those moves are definitely sensible! I'll consider it, but Aguero's omission is on the basis I won't be making up ground with him on any of my rivals, of course if he hauls it's game over - but it's game over anyway in that case (even if I have him). I'll probably be FHing in 31 and then WCing

            • fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Is this a BB? I also like the team but if you're unlucky you might end up with no shows from Reina, Lund, Alonso and Sane which would waste your BB

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Yep BB - I'm worried about Alonso yeah

          2. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            If you could only have one of the below which would you go for for GW30+ and beyond?

            A) Aguero
            B) Auba

            1. Kurupt FC
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Auba is as nailed as your gonna get for ARS.
                Aguero is always gonna be a rotation risk, but he is prolific when he plays.
                Right now i'm sticking with Aguero but but i can see myself switching to Auba soon. Perhaps even Kane if he strats scoring (who also is nailed on when fit).

                1. Hairy Potter
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Thanks. Will probably go with Aguero as the fear of missing one of his hauls is making me waver on Auba.

            2. AC Yew
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Hi guys. Any help with this team please:

              McCarthy
              TAA Doherty Egan
              Barnes Mane KDB Fernandes
              Jimenez Jota DCL
              Sarr Doherty Taylor

              0.8 ITB

              1. AC Yew
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 26 days ago

                Doherty on bench should be Gomez lol

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

              How’s this FH looking folks?

              Leno (Martinez)
              TAA Lundstram Stevens Egan (Mings)
              KDB Sterling Grealish (McGinn Cantwell)
              Aguero Auba Tammy