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

    In virtual fpl I have to use my bench boost today. It will likely end up with 0 points, maybe Greenwood will come on with 1 points 🙂
    Button, Greenwood, Simpson Gibson. Oh and my other keeper is Grant who will be on the bench for ManU.

    Good luck to all with season ending this weekend! And thanks for the great game!

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

      I used it yesterday and Ward got me 9 points. The rest were fodder and got me zero.

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

        I would be very happy with 9 points tonight! I have the free hit for tomorrow - still hoping I can get a good finish and improve my rank (39 at the moment, sadly with a lot of red arrows the last week)

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          You will probably go past me, after a couple of bad GWs I'm down to 31st.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I used it GW1 and only got 3 points from it.

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

        Thanks, I feel better now!

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          It's the second time in a row I've only got 3 points from it. My bench boost didn't register in GW37 of FPL last season, so I had to use it GW38 where almost inevitably my bench got rotated. I'm hoping I don't make it a hattrick in GW30+ where I'm currently on Leno, Lescelles, Targett, Saka

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

            No way this can happen to you three in a row....or wait, something with a rule of three?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              First GW back, so you never know.

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

      I used mine and got 2 injuries and a non starting keeper so you can't do any worse than me

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

      b

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      B

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

    who is guarented to start in the Arsenal Defence?

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

      Leno.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Tierney is getting more game time than most.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Tierney is definitely not guaranteed. Leno.

        Imagine Bellerin will start both

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          I am just informing how the friendlies have been going

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      luiz

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

      Leno aside, I’d say Bellerin is the safest option.

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

    bbgw30+

    reina / henderson

    trent / lewis / lundstram / ake/laporte

    pepe /grealish / fleck / de bruyne /saka

    aubameyang /samatta / aguero (c)

    w/c gw31+

    standard stuff but for me a huge advantage to use this tactic when you still have your bb and 2nd w/c still in place ,must be tricky for those with no chips left...

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

      I don’t know... those with no chips left will also not have Pepe.

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

      It's not great sorry

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

    Ta to those who offered insight on Berge earlier. Here is the exact post. Couldnt find it earlier. Doesnt really draw any conclusions either way i suppose. Hit and hope

    https://www.footballtransfertavern.com/sheffield-united-news/sheffield-united-sander-berges-posts-an-instagram-looking-ahead-to-premier-league-return/

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

      You'd have to be a mad man to leave Lundstram out, come on. You just know he is going to punish you
      Ah I rememebr before Corona, everyone saying I and the few others who kept him were stupid or whatever.
      And then BOOM

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Triple captain here

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

          Please dont say these things, im easily persuaded to captian him. 🙁

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

          really gink......bold

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 26 days ago

            Why not? The man is a a hero, fixtures are nice and he has many 20pt hauls in him.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 26 days ago

              Whats the alternative? Aguero? Give over, he wont play in both either.

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

                This is my thinking kinda, and its on sterling at the moment but im not happy with that anyway. Every one faces rotation, best bets are probably KDB or Ederson in terms of minutes, but KDB trolled me in every double so far so I have little faith there anymore.
                Lundstram in reality is not a bad captain shout, I may well do it

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Ginkapo Industries accepts no liability for the actions of others. Anyone choosing to follow our advice does so of their own volition with full awareness of the risks.

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 26 days ago

                  Already capped him once this season, what's another 2 points between friends?

                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 26 days ago

                    I capped twice, he got 1pt and 18pts. If you spin the dice, keep spinning.

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

        Maybe. I will let instinct decide. He has to play to score realistically. I see where you are coming from

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

    I have free hit and a wild card left

    Current team is as follows after selling Mane for Aub just before covid kicked in costing me 20 points :(. For now all I can think is possible switch of Fern to Grealish and sort out Kelly and Rico for further games weeks?!? Any thoughts appreciated!

    Pope

    AA. lundstram. Saiss
    Fernandes. Saka. Salah. KDB
    Jimenez. Ings. Aub

    Bench: Traore. Kelly. Rico

  7. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    I know a lot of you still have a wildcard so are investing heavily in just the one week. For the rest of us, who are you looking at as captain options in your team? With rotation likely to increase dramatically I dont think it is so simple anymore. Aguero for instance I am not willing to captain anymore.

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

      do you have fh gink?

      i love aguero captain dgw tho......cant see past it, dont trust sterling or auba. might go to kdb at a pinch

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        I still have Free Hit Bench Boost and Triple Cap. I wildcarded GW29...

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

          bb and fh here
          no wc so fhing

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

            but still want a dgw captain

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 26 days ago

      not going to own kun or auba for this week so just gone for KDB (C) - having other SGW players like mane, jimi and rash starting is enough of a differential if they come off I suppose

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        I'm talking about more than just this week. Its always good to have a couple of legitimate captain options in your team.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Captains are going to be a nightmare. Tempted to go with Stevens lol.

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Between Kun and Sterling for me, capping either of them hasn't gone well for me so far this season...

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

        Hiya Ed 🙂

        Likely to be KdB for me. Captain the player everyone else owns.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Hello mate, I hope you're well, not sure why I said those players haven't been good caps for me this season, I can't C for love nor money this year, I fancy Sterling after he's had a long rest though, he'd been playing too many minutes this season and I think it'd caught up with him.

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

            Yeah agree about Sterling. He seems to be naturally fit too or works really hard on that side of things. City don’t have anyone else who can play that role close to the striker, so it’ll be interesting to see if Pep tries two wingers with Sane back creating more space for KdB.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling has never had a muscle injury in his entire career. I think he could be safest bet for minutes over the DGW.

        He also has the best expected data.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Useful intel

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          This article says he's never had one: https://theathletic.co.uk/1582744/2020/02/05/raheem-sterling-manchester-city-goals-analysis/

          But I see a couple of muscle injuries here: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/raheem-sterling/verletzungen/spieler/134425

          Weird. Athletic is usually reliable...

    5. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      I have a WC so doesn’t really impact my transfer strategy this GW, but I think captains for rest of the season will probably be KDB, Salah (if not injured) and Son.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Mane and Son are in my team for that reason atm

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

    Happy enough with this, will WC in GW31

    Henderson
    Van Dijk O'Connell Targett
    Grealish Fleck Sterling KDB
    Auba Aguero (C) Samatta

    Leno Cantwell Lascelles Cathcart

    Any other recommendations?

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

      BB and 12 DGW player 🙂

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Very good job.

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

      saka over cantwell?

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

      Aarons over Cathcart?

  9. Zanainem
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Reina Leno
    Lundstram Holgate TAA Stevens Lascellles
    De Bruyne Mane Saka Fleck Grealish
    Aguero Lacazette Samatta

    I got sill all chips avalaible

    Removing for this squad_ Salah, Cantwell, Jota and Bruno Fernandes

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

      Also thinking of using BB

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Nice team mate!! I’d maybe squeeze Jesus in for Lacca and would change Holgate he’s got Liverpool

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

        Do u think Jesus is gonna play more then Laca? Yeah Holgate is facing Liverpool.. dont really enjoy it that much but for 4.3 a starter... dunno who to get at that price

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 26 days ago

          Probably Similar mate but if fancy Jesus to get more points and if your on BB Aarrons at Norwich could be worth a punt!!! Home fixture and has some attacking threat too

  10. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Henderson needs registered over the weekend to be available against Villa as his loan extension from United hasn't been confirmed yet..

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

      Doesn’t his contract expire end of June, is it different for players on loan?

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

        I mean the original date for end of loan ignoring the extension that Man U agreed to.

  11. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Have value on Jimenez (0.5M) but with the missus 8 months pregnant, not so sure:

    (1) Doherty + Douglas Luiz + Abraham
    (2) Boly + McGinn + Jimenez
    (3) Doherty + McGinn + Jota

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

    Any more PL teams playing friendlis before fpl deadline?

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Doubt it. Only "internal" friendlies.

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

      I think Wolves are playing Birmingham today. There are probably some others playing this weekend but difficult to find any news on them unless you specifically search.

  13. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Is Saiss nailed?

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

      Pretty much yeah

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

      When did Ryan Bennett to Leicester happen!

  14. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Hey guys, Is this squad good enough to go from GW31 meaning I can FH this week or should i use the unlimited transfers option? I haven't made any transfers or used any chips (have all except TC) yet and have 6.5 ITB

    Pope
    Maguire / Lascelles / Kiko
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Sarre
    Jota / DCL / Ings

    Button / Barnes / Boly / Williams

  15. EL tridente
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    How is this BB team looking?

    Ederson, Reina
    Boly, Stevens, Egan, Sokratis, Maguire
    De Bruyne, Sterling, Grealish, Fernandes, Fleck
    Jimenez, Auba, Samatta

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      You can do better than Maguire and Sokratis.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      Dont you think Aguero is a better bet than Sterling wuth Sane back and Mahrez Bernardo etc

  16. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Ok I give up. Youve all got dgwitus. There are seven other gws guys. If you dint have a wildcard you really should be thinking more holistically.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      We can't talk about DGWitus, we WC'd in 29.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        I acknowledge the past and celebrate the future

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

      IF you don’t have a WC then yes, I agree you need to plan for the remainder of the season.

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

      yeah, if you're some kinda wildcardless loser, sure

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    is it worth swapping Ederson for hendo this week in order to do Egan to Stevens and sais to boly? means I'll have SHU triple at the back which Is a bit risky

    I've no WC or FH so going to be stuck with this keeper for the rest of the season, other GK is pope who's got pretty good fixtures to the end of the season

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

      Triple SHU defence is the norm I think....for those who can WC next week.

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

      No love for fleck?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 26 days ago

        hard to get him in

        current mid is

        greilish/kdb/mane/bruno with barnes on the bench

        with pukki/jimi/rash up front

        like I say no chips so need to strike a balance

        could do barnes to fleck and put a striker on the bench

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

          sorry didn't read the second half - yeah with no chips i wouldn't get fleck.

          If you get hendo remember he blanks next week

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

    Going Forward after DGW and looking at my WC GW31+

    Only have 3 decisions to make.

    A) Maguire or AWB
    B) DCL or Rashford
    E) Mane or Son

    Any opinions?

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

      I’ve gone Maguire, Rashford and Mane

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    if someone knows what do with the pool assets from gw32+ please don't hesitate to share 🙂

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

      Taking hits to remove them in GW32+?

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

      use a chip?

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

    Last choice for 30+ BB :
    A) Leno + Reina + Baldock
    B) Ederson + Button + O'Connell
    Cheers

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

      A

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

        Thanks. I'm on A, but bad feeling Ederson might outscore both Leno and Reina combined

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

      A

  21. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling or Aguero?

    Sterling would mean Salah out for 1 week

    Aguero would mean rashford out for 1 week

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

      aguero

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

      Gotta be Sergio, and I'd rather have Salah than Rashford ANY week, not just this one

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

      aguero

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks all, I suppose my question isn't aguero or sterling if both were guaranteed to play but sterling safer to get minutes than Sergio surely?

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

    I still havent decided thought I'd ask again
    BB or TC this week?

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

      BB ... TC someone later once we can see evidence of form?

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

        you wouldnt just TC a dgw player to make sure you at least get a backup game

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

          Maybe ... Aguero?

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

            thats what I was thinking but if i WC after Im gonna have to much money on my bench

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 26 days ago

    With no fans, pool woll surely be less motivated to clinch title asap

    Another reason to risk going without pool assets?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 26 days ago

      They're simply too good of a team to ignore, do it at your peril

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

      less motivated, mate they've waited 30 years as a club, they not gonna wait it out, especially wiv the impact the pandemic has had the very real threat that existed, prior to project restart, for the league being scrapped . They are thankful things have changed and will wanted it in the bag before any other obstacle delays things.
      Way I see it, they would want to play Man City as champions rather than champions elect

  24. Scheister
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Who to score more this week? (Draft league)

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

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

      B

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

    Please rate my BB team (1-10)

    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Baldock, Stevens, Saiss, Targett
    KDB(C), Mahrez, Grealish, McGinn, Saka
    Aguero, Auba, Jiminez
    .5 ITB

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

    Best option:

    A) Doherty - O'Connell - Mahrez - Jimenez

    B) Saiss - Baldock - Sterling - Samatta

    Thanks!

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

    Will rashford start?

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

      yes

  28. gelisiguzel
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    Who should be my second pick from MCI? Currently have KDB only.

    A) Salah & Jota --> Mahrez & Vardy
    B) Salah& Jota --> Aguero & 7.2 Mid Willian maybe

    Henderson/ Pope
    TAA, Baldock, Saiss, Lascelles, Stephens
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Grealish, Saka
    Auba, Jimenez, Jota

  29. OleGGMU
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 26 days ago

    No WC or FH so cant really indulge in the DGW too much
    Gonna BB GW30+
    Thoughts and advice much appreciated

    Hendo
    TAA, Lund, Egan
    Mane, KDB(c), Grealish, Bruno
    Auba, Tammy, Jimi
    Bench : Pope, Saka, VVD, Lasc
    0 itb

    Possible to get Aguero through
    A) Shipping Pope, VVD, Lund, Bruno, Tammy to Reina, Laporte, Basham, Fleck, Kun. 0itb

    B) Shipping vvd+ Bruno + Tammy to Rico/Ward, Mount/Barnes and Kun 0.2 itb

    Best to stick or go either route A or B?

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

    best mid and def for total 12.0 for the BB? already have 3 sheffield and 2 villa mids

    A. Ozil Saiss
    B. Alonso Traore
    C. Pulisic Saiss
    D. Traore Doherty