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The best mid-price forwards for the FPL restart

Mid-price forwards are the focus as our position-by-position analysis of Fantasy Premier League assets nears its conclusion.

We’re looking at strikers priced between £6.0m and £7.5m in this piece, having focused on the assets costing £5.8m or less in our budget forwards article.

A rundown of the heavy hitters costing more than £8.0m will follow.

Only 19 players fall into the mid-price category, four of whom are red-flagged either because of injury or having moved elsewhere.

The rest we’ll pick through in our feature below, while you can access the other price brackets and positions via these links:

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Tammy Abraham

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  • Price: £7.5m
  • Ownership: 15.1%
  • Next four matches: avl | MCI | whu | WAT

The priciest forward in the sub-£8.0m bracket, Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) looks set to return from a niggling ankle problem that plagued him shortly before the mid-March suspension of play.

Olivier Giroud (£6.6m) had deputised fairly impressively in his absence and there is certainly an argument to suggest that the Blues were better all round for the World Cup winner’s presence, such is his ability to bring others into play.

Abraham has been Frank Lampard’s go-to guy for much of the season, however, starting every single match he was available for between Gameweeks 3 and 25 before that troublesome injury curtailed his involvement.

Third and joint-third among FPL forwards for shots in the box and big chances, Abraham has certainly been popping up in some excellent positions in 2019/20 and his off-the-ball movement is impressive.

Putting the ball past the goalkeeper is another thing though and he is still perhaps dining out on that purple patch in Gameweeks 3-5, a three-match period in which over half of his season’s goals (seven in 13) arrived in one fell swoop.

From Gameweek 6 onwards, Abraham’s goal conversion rate stands at a poor 10.3%.

But, with leaky defences in Aston Villa and West Ham coming up and some decent fixtures to follow, the volume of chances that should come his way may offset any wastefulness.

Teemu Pukki

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Ownership: 12.9%
  • Next four fixtures: SOU | EVE | ars | BHA

Another forward whose early-season form proved to be unsustainable, Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) scored more goals in Gameweeks 1-5 (six) than he has managed in 23 subsequent appearances (five).

We’ll no doubt come to appreciate secure starters over the next month and Pukki is certainly one of those, with the Finn’s talismanic status likely to ensure that he starts all of Norwich’s remaining games – at least while the Canaries still have a mathematical chance of survival.

Pukki hasn’t missed a single match this season when he has been fit and available for selection, completing at least 80 minutes on every single occasion.

While home advantage in a deserted stadium may not provide the edge it once did, the Canaries’ next five matches at Carrow Road, against Southampton, Everton, Brighton, West Ham and Burnley, are arguably the best of any team’s remaining games on their own turf.

Like Abraham, that autumnal hot streak has disguised some worrying figures: Pukki’s goal conversion rate of 8.8% from Gameweek 6 onwards is one of the worst among FPL forwards.

No side has scored fewer Premier League goals than Norwich in 2020, either.

Still, with a new mini-season comes renewed hope – and many FPL bosses will likely disregard much of what has gone before given the three-month chasm that has rendered ‘form’ almost meaningless.

Diogo Jota

  • Price: £6.4m
  • Ownership: 9.1%
  • Next four fixtures: whu | BOU | avl | ARS

Wolverhampton Wanderers arguably have the most attractive set of games over the next three Gameweeks, as they prepare to face three of the bottom five.

West Ham United, Bournemouth and Aston Villa have one solitary clean sheet between them in 2020 and unsurprisingly are the three clubs who have conceded the highest number of goals this calendar year.

Bournemouth and Villa are also in the bottom two for form over their last ten games, for what that’s worth now.

Diogo Jota (£6.4m) had been hitting his stride before coronavirus stopped play, registering double-digit hauls in Gameweeks 27 and 28.

That more than doubled his total number of attacking returns in 2019/20 and in truth it’s been a bit of an underwhelming campaign from the Portugal international following his exploits last season.

Tactics may have something to do with it, given that much of Jota’s success as an FPL asset last season (and in Gameweek 27) came centrally in a 3-5-2, a formation Nuno Espirito Santo temporarily moved away from largely to accommodate Adama Traore (£5.7m).

Saying that, Jota hauled against Spurs in Gameweek 28 when playing off the left in 3-4-3, so confidence could be as crucial as positioning.

Some of the division’s most obliging defences will certainly give him the chance to hit the ground running in Gameweeks 30+ to 32+.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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  • Price: £6.5m
  • Ownership: 15.6%
  • Next four fixtures: LIV | nor | LEI | tot

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m) has been a man reborn since Carlo Ancelotti was appointed head coach of Everton in December.

No Premier League player has scored as many goals as Calvert-Lewin (eight) since the Italian first took charge of the Toffees in Gameweek 19.

No FPL asset has registered more shots in the box or big chances than Calvert-Lewin in that time, either.

Add that to the fact that he has been an ever-present starter under Ancelotti, at a time of the season when we are looking for players who will get plenty of pitch-time, and there is lots to like about the in-form Everton striker.

Fixtures perhaps count against him at first, with Liverpool, Leicester and Spurs to come in the first four Gameweeks back – although Calvert-Lewin did score against Arsenal and Manchester United prior to the mid-March suspension.

Everton’s safe mid-table league position is arguably also a consideration, especially if a tilt at a European qualification spot is beyond them by the time the Toffees’ favourable fixture swing happens in Gameweek 34+.

Ancelotti could look to give Moise Kean (£6.3m) some overdue pitch-time, for example, if there are any end-of-season dead rubbers in the offing.

It’s a situation to monitor, then, but the omens look very positive based on what he has delivered so far under the new regime and how highly his manager rates him.

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Danny Ings (£7.1m) has scored more goals than the four forwards profiled above this season.

Ings has actually had fewer shots in the box than Calvert-Lewin and Abraham but his goal conversion rate of 22.1% is superior to those two strikers, along with most other names mentioned in this piece.

The fixtures, both in terms of difficulty and frequency, are the most off-putting aspect when it comes to Ings.

That said, Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) is the only forward who has scored more goals against top-half teams than the Southampton striker in 2019/20.

The defences of Liverpool, Leicester, Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Wolves have all been breached by Ings, who has the Gunners and both Manchester clubs to come between now and Gameweek 35+.

Chances are that we’ll see a benching or two for the mid-price FPL forward over the coming month, given what Ralph Hasenhuttl did in both Gameweeks 19 and 24 when the fixture schedule was previously congested.

Hasenhuttl’s previous comments about Ings playing three times in a week should also act as a cautionary tale, although it’s perhaps now more the physical demands put upon the front two, rather than Ings being particularly injury-prone, that is the primary reason for an occasional refresh up top.

Gameweek 36+ sees a fixture swing for the Saints, so Ings might well firmly re-enter our thoughts at that point should the south coast club be scrapping for their lives.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) started this season and 2018/19 very quickly, which perhaps bodes well for what is effectively a new, nine-game campaign.

The Bournemouth striker, who blanked 15 times in a row from Gameweeks 8-23, had also returned to a bit of form shortly before coronavirus stopped play, with three goals in his last six appearances.

It’s not just the ‘troll’ status, substantial price tag and streaky scoring patterns that will put many off Wilson, however: the Cherries’ frontman is only one booking away from a two-game ban.

Even if Wilson gets past the Gameweek 32+ threshold without having picked up a caution, the remaining five fixtures for Eddie Howe’s side are perhaps the worst in the league.

That ominous schedule similarly counts against Joshua King (£6.1m), Bournemouth’s first-choice penalty taker who has missed large chunks of this season with hamstring injuries.

King, whose minute-per-chance average of 81.4 is the worst of any first-choice FPL forward this season, may also find himself farmed out to the left flank as he was in the autumn and in Gameweeks 27 and 28 – especially if Ryan Fraser (£6.8m) departs as expected.

Chris Wood (£6.1m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.1m) have offered FPL managers good value over the last three seasons but uncertainty surrounds their availability for the restart.

Barnes is still working his way back from hernia surgery, while Wood has picked up a fresh problem with his Achilles.

Speaking earlier in the month, Sean Dyche said:

Barnesy is still not quite right yet and Woody has a bit of a problem with his Achilles. We are waiting for more news on that.

We are a bit more hopeful on Barnesy that it’s settling down, so hopefully, he’ll get back into some form of training over the next week or so.

We’re not sure on Woody yet. He’s going to have to take his time on that and see how that settles down.

That wouldn’t be helpful if those two aren’t right but it’s an ongoing thing and we will wait on them.

Those issues could well open up a spot or two for the Clarets’ two sub-£6.0m strikers, who we mentioned in our budget forwards piece.

Sebastien Haller (£6.6m) has some appealing fixtures to come from Gameweek 33+ onwards but the FPL jury is still out on the striker, who has just three goals in his last 20 Premier League appearances.

Deployed in a 4-4-2 with Michail Antonio (£6.9m) shortly before COVID-19 brought football to a standstill, the Frenchman – who has so often seemed isolated when used as a lone frontman – looked all the better for having the busy Antonio playing off him and scored in the impressive 3-1 win over Southampton in late February.

Three tricky fixtures against Wolves, Spurs and Chelsea are first up for David Moyes’ troops and there will likely be little Fantasy interest in the Hammers until that trio of matches is over.

Those games will at least serve as an audition period for Haller and co, although Antonio’s ‘out of position’ tag and more attractive stats (five big chances to Haller’s one when they were partnered in Gameweeks 28 and 29) may give him the edge.

Looking Back at Gameweek 22 - It Had It All

It looked like Troy Deeney (£6.2m) may not feature at all in the season run-in at one point but the Watford skipper has finally returned to full training, having initially stayed away for fears over his family’s wellbeing.

The Hornets expect Deeney to be fit for the restart and he is certainly a name to consider, given that he is on penalties for his club and an ever-present starter since Nigel Pearson took charge.

In fact, Calvert-Lewin is the only forward featured in this piece who has more attacking returns to his name than Deeney (eight) since Pearson assumed control.

Some appealing fixtures against Southampton, Norwich, Newcastle and West Ham fall between Gameweeks 32+ and 36+ for Watford, who are still in the thick of a relegation battle and likely to have plenty to play for deep into July.

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1,483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 5678
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What’s the dealio with Saka? Price is tempting even if he only gets 20 mins each game, but if it’s OOP at left back then we might be looking at 2 points.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He was playing as an advanced wing back before lockdown. But he’s started these ‘preseason’ friendlies as an actual winger.

      If BB’ing he’s an obvious 5th midfielder option.

    2. BremerHB
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      They are trying to get him to sign a new contract so I reckon he'll get quite a few mins over the DGW. I seem to remember reading somewhere that he played as a left winger with Tierney at LB for one of the friendlies recently.

      I think at that price point (sub 5m) he is the best option for a bench boost.

    3. french holiday
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tierney and Bellerin are expected to be the first choice now.

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Expected by who? Genuine question.

    4. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Will be Tierney LB, Aubameyang LW and Auba/Nketiah ST

  2. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Don't own a WC will BB this DGW as I think it's the best time to with 8 games left to play just thought I'd ask for some feedback thoughts?

    Foster
    Boly Stevens TAA
    Fleck KdB Mane Mahrez Sarr
    Jimenez Jota

    Subs:Krul, Samatta, Aurier & Lascelles

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You could be hurt badly this GW with no Agüero or Aubameyang. I’d use the free transfers to get rid of Aurier and Jota

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sorry not Jota its Pukki but I'll reconsider the Aurier move cheers Rafa lad

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best SGW forward for this week?

    I don't want Samatta, so it's now between Abraham, Pukki, Ings, Jota, Wilson.

    1. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pukki or Ings

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pukki.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Abraham

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’m on Abraham now. Also moved away from Samatta as it just seems wrong double Villa attack

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For this week alone - Tammy

    6. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pukki if not Corona virus...

    7. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Abraham for me.

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Whats Samatta with you?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ruined by 's' in whats (which should have been what's anyway) 😛

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Depends on the accent. I dont pronounce s's or t's anyway.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Wha amaa? That's not an accent, it's a speech impediment 😀

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Haha

    9. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      abraham

    10. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pukki

    11. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      My vote goes to Abraham against the worst defense in PL.

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Lastest WC draft, fairly close now I feel. Still tempted by Lundstram over Basham but unsure. How’s it looking?

    Leno / Reina
    TAA / Doherty / O’Connell / Egan / Basham
    KDB / Grealish / Mount / Cantwell / Mahrez
    Auba / Agüero / Abraham

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For BENCH BOOST!

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I like the Chelsea double-up, nice.

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Any money left? I like lund as a punt

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        With Lund I would have 0.1m left as I currently have him at 4.5. Basham is 4.6

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What changes you thinking?

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I'm not sure on cantwell.
          Would you consider tammy to pukki and upgrade cantwell?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yes that could be a nice switch. But who would you upgrade Cantwell too?

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Hmm, actually he's a good choice to keep the structure of your team. So, stick with that I reckon!

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah. But then double NOR attack could be crap haha

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  But you probably wouldn't play cantwell most weeks right?

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    No. I will be WCing after this BB anyways

              2. waltzingmatildas
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                You thinking about spurs assets from next week?

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Son yeah. Kane if he looks good

  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Guys..Utd match and Norwich match to be called off????

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Why?

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Assume because a Norwich player has CV.
        But I’ve not seen anything to say the match is off.

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Oh ok

        2. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          (Norwich player Spurs in a friendly on Friday)
          Spurs already released a statement saying that although the player in question was involved in the friendly, they didn’t breach the close contact rules so Spurs don’t need to take any further action.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Norwich player confirmed to have COVID-19.

        1. french holiday
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Name?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Noone

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Shd be but wont happen. They come this far trying to get pool the title might as well go another 2 weeks

      1. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lol

        Bitter Mancunian or Hating Toffee?

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Get it right. We don't hate Pool. Our family members ofter support the other side. Now Man U is another situation entirely.

      3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        yes liverpool had nothing to do with their own title challenge

    4. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      An article from 3 months ago I think?

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Why is the tesm news tab not showing formations etc?

    Trying to work out shu back line as i have no idea who plays where

    Do they play a back 4?
    If yes then who plays lb, CB and rb?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If you are on a phone you need to hit predicted line ups very quickly after tapping team news

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes on phone thanks

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do they play a back four? Where have you been all season?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I havent watched them this season at all

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You have been missing out, they are great to watch. Overlapping centre backs! You wont understand till you want.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            *wat h

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Give up

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                😀

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Ill watch them now for sure with so much time on hands

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You can say 5 at back

      Egan, Basham, O'Connell as CB

      Stevens and Baldock as WB

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is their competition for the wing backs or safe to assume theyre nailed on?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They are nailed.

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They are nailed but the centre backs get forward leaving full backs often staying to defend. Wing back is slightly misleading

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Any idea who yhe most overlapping cb is?

  7. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Captain?

    Kun
    Kdb
    Sterling

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kun most upside, KDB safest

    2. Pieterke30
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aguero or KDB for me

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sterling

  8. kysersosa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Second go on this 30+ (only) BB Team.

    Leno, Henderson
    Targett, O'Connell, Egan Saiss, Mings
    KDB, Sterling, Saka, Mount Grealish
    Aguero, Aubameyang, Abraham.

    TIA

    1. Indio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I like it, tweaks to consider maybe Lascelles for one of the Villa defenders; also maybe Sterling > Mahrez and see who you can upgrade Saka to? (though I'm guessing you're keen on Raheem for the double?) Good luck.

      1. kysersosa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I did have Lascelles in, instead of Mings. I have had Mahrez in and out. Stirling just seems like the right choice, higher ceiling and minutes. Though with 5 subs Mahrez will no doubt see some time as well. With all that has gone on recently I feel Raheem will also have a point to prove, could be extra motivation, could just means he picks up a card. If I bring in Mahrez it frees up cash, but difficult to see who to upgrade. Mings to Azp or Alonso. Sterling and Mings vs Mahrez and Alonso/Azp for 1 GW? I prefer the first option. I could use the money to squeeze in Pepe over saka, but would lose Mount or Abraham and I think they are worth having. Though I do agree, changing Mings out for someone is probably the right move.

  9. Pieterke30
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which 3rd striker to go with Kun and Jim? No WC left, 6.5m available

    A. Pukki (was set on him but covid at Norwich is making me reconsider
    B. Jota
    C. DCL

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      DCL if no WC. His fixtures are great after Pool.

      1. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Norwich, Leicester, Spurs. Not bad. But « great »?

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  10. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Settled finally?

    Leno | Krul
    Alonso | Doherty | Lundstram | Egan | Lascelles
    KDB | Mahrez | Mount | Grealish | McGinn
    Aguero | Auba | Pukki

    0.2 itb

    GW30+ BB
    GW31+ WC or FH

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not sold on your bench...

      What’s your squad? Is FH30 an option?

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If I FH30+ then I’d go back to GW38 team which is:

        McCarthy | 4.0
        TAA | Doherty | Maguire | Egan | C.Taylor
        Salah | KDB | Bruno | Grealish | Cantwell
        Jimenez | Vardy | DCL

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You’ve probably got a bit of value in that team too

          I’d certainly look into FHing 30+, you could build a strong XI that would rival a BB team and keep your WC for later when teams / form is on show

          1. LewanGOALski
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Interesting theory - just checked and I might go for that FH XI for this GW:

            Leno
            Doherty/Alonso - Lundstram - Egan
            KDB - Sterling - Grealish - Mount/Barnes
            Aguero - Auba - Tammy

  11. The Big Larsbowski
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Im free hitting this week, but finding the right Arsenal-players is tricky. I also wonder if Im too focused on double gw players. Any thoughts pn this team?

    Henderson
    Mings-Targett- Stevens
    Kdb- Pepe- Sterling- Fleck
    Aguero- Auba - Lacazette

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Just Aub is enough

      1. The Big Larsbowski
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks. But im not tempted by Ozil or Arsenal defense. Which non- dw-player is essential this gw?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I like Jimenez and TAA

  12. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best option:

    1. Henderson McGinn (El Ghazi)
    2. Leno Fleck

    Thanks.

  13. waltzingmatildas
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Guys, best up to 7.4m mid (have grealish and fleck). Ideally long term
    A) sarr
    B) barnes
    C) D. Silva
    D) mount
    E) pulisic
    F) traore

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      D for me

    2. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mount

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      D

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hmm, didn't expect that.
      Cheers

    5. Reg83
        1 month, 27 days ago

        sarr

      • Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sarr then Barnes.

    6. timawflowers
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I have a team set up but can't decide which one to pick from
      A - abraham
      B- jota
      C- bench fodder and get bruno as 5th mid

      Going to wc after this week

    7. RajGas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I haven't any defensive cover for Man City, what's the best option for the dgw?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        you've already got it

      2. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ederson.

        Then it’s a gamble but probably Laporte

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's only my guess but think that Otamendi will play Burnley game to defend all these long balls into penalty box from Burnley players, that's their style. Then he might feature from the bench in Arsenal game, I'm tempted by him.

    8. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hendo
      O’Connell / Luiz / Laporte / Guilbert
      Grealish / Pepe / KDB / Fleck
      Aguero / Auba(C)

      Reina / Pukki / Barnes / Boly

      BB activated + no Wildcard.

      Anything worth changing?
      Captain?

      1. french holiday
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Keep an eye on Reina as reports suggest Heaton may be back. Targett over Guilbert maybe.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Link to those reports?

          Because they're wrong.

          1. french holiday
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Adam Hopcraft, James from Planet FPL.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ok, Adam is just a fan and would be surprised if James would comment on something like that, but I could ask him.

              Heaton's return date was originally set at August to October and very little has changed. It's expected that he could return to training in late July, but match fitness is a different story.

              He's also not in Villa's 25 man squad, and the PL aren't showing any signs of changing that, so not only is he injured he's ineligible as well

              1. french holiday
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                James mentioned it in one of his Live q & a
                Personally dont care about Reina but just thought its something everyone should have an eye on before deciding.

        2. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks for the Reina info. I did not know that.
          Was looking at Targett as well.
          Is he a better pick than Guilbert in your opinion or are they pretty much like for like?

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Guilbert is carrying a knee injury judging by noise coming from Villa fans.

            He himself said he was struggling earlier in the break, and he hasn't been seen training recently. No official news yet though.

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thanks mate.
              I think I’ll play safe and bring Targett in then.

          2. french holiday
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think if you have to go for a Villa def asset then Targett is quite popular as he has some attacking potential and good price.

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You’re right.
              Certainly not picking a Villa defender for clean sheet potential. 😆

    9. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      RMBBT
      Ederson Leno
      O'Connell Egan TAA saiss Fernandez
      Mane Fleck cantwell kdb grealish
      Ayew Aguero Aubameyang

      Cheap Sheffield defenders enable a half decent bench, otherwise I'll downgrade Fernandez & saiss & upgrade one of the Sheffield defenders

    10. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Which duo for GW31+ WC team?

      A) Mane + Grealish
      B) KDB + Richarlison

      Rest of the team:

      Pope - Button
      TAA - Doherty - Maguire - Boly - Lascelles
      X - X - Son - Bruno - Cantwell
      Rashford - Abraham - Jimenez

    11. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      With WC, FH and BB remaining...would you suggest...
      A FH
      B Unlimited transfers then BB this week

      Leaning toward B...My current team...

      Pope/Hendo
      Saiss, TAA, Lascelles, Taylor, Egan
      Salah, Mane, Dendoncker, Saka, KDB
      Vardy, Ings, Jimi

      My unlimited transfers and BB team would be

      Hendo/Leno
      Fernandez/TAA/Targett/Stevens/Saiss
      Salah/Kdb/Grealish/Cantwell/Saka
      Auba/Kun/Mcburnie

      Thoughts?

    12. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thought's on this FH team. Any major weaknesses?

      Henderson
      TAA Baldock Doherty
      Sterling KDB Grealish Fleck
      Auba Aguero Tammy

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        nailed it

        Captain?

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          thanks mate! As I'm leading my ML probably just go safe with KDB.Hes been arguably the most consistent player from all of those this year.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            yep makes sense

            Keep switching it between auba and kdb

    13. Hog Roast Junkie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If you have to go without one for gw30 bb, who would you lose?

      A) Aguero
      B) Auba
      C) Sterling

      Currently on B as think the others have higher potential to haul given fixtures

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B is the one I'd keep since he's more likely to feature in both games.

        Can't see Kun starting both, maybe 70-80 mins against Arsenal and possibly brought on as a sub vs Burnley with Chelsea 4 days later

        Sterling more likely to start both imo, if Sane plays could be gold since I think he plays better on the right

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Mendy and Sane to share time maybe?

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        All 3 (see below) but if i kept 1 it would be Auba as he is the only real long term decent Arsenal asset.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B for me also. Auba never scored vs City, he’s got 3 in 4 vs Brighton.

    14. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Having no chips I am taking a real punt by leaving out Kun and Auba and looking forward to all the other games, trying not to lose value in players I have.
      Leno (Not so happy with him but Hendo no game vs United)
      TAA Laporte Lundstrum (Calculated gamble on Lund)
      Mahrez KDB(C) Salah Bruno Grealish (I have 1.2 to upgrade Mahrez/Bruno to Son and Grealish to Saar next 2 weeks)
      Tammi Jimi
      Button WanB Taranganga Greenwood

      Very light subs bench with only one real cover and no chips left.
      Anyone point out weaknesses pls. I hate planning future tfrs; they always go wrong (smile)

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wouldn't bother with Larporte, just get Doherty for the longevity

        Didn't Salah miss training, friendlies

        Like the Mahrez, Grealish plan however if Jimi's wife pops soon maybe Rash & Jota are better options with mount in for grealish after city

        1. french holiday
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Whats the update on Jiminez wife?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Not sure on the exact dates but she's at least 8mths - they did the sex of the baby in early March

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I heard 5 weeks. Hoping for a normal birth timewise

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                ah cool - jimi stays in my team then

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Tnks for reply. Jota/Traore a concern for me. Hear you on Laporte. I want Alonso but doubts over gametime. Doherty was in my side; maybe he should go back.

    15. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Does anyone recall if we usually get leaked team news on the final day of the season?

      Given that it's likely to be very difficult to guarantee 15 starters on a bench boost in a given week, particularly with the staggered kick offs, is there any merit in saving the BB to the final GW with the chance of being able to confirm that all of your players are starting, pre deadline?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The one time I would never use BB is the last day. Too many team news unknowns. I hear why you would want team news.

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yeah I guess if you risk it and no news is forthcoming you'd be screwed

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Imagine the stress of changing 3 to 4 players in one hour.

      2. french holiday
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Since there are gonna be no more dgws and if your FH then its best to BB immediately following the WC.

    16. Indio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Morning all, how's this +30 BB looking please? (WC +31)

      I'm happy with it, except thinking the mid might be light, and lacking an Ozil or Pepe?

      Leno/Reina
      Baldock, Stephens, TAA, Doherty, Targett
      KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, Fleck, Cantwell
      Aguero, Auba, Jimmy.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Very common layout. Nothing wrong

        1. Indio
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          thanks

    17. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What's the story on press conferences etc. re: team news with the restart?
      Will it be similar to before?
      How easy/difficult is it going to be monitoring injuries etc?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Complicated IMO

      2. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I would also like to know about press conferences, perhaps Rotation has some news?

      3. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Oh I would love to see Zoom calls with each manager and various reporters

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think that’s what we’ll be getting, at best

    18. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who will be taking set pieces at United if Pogba, Rashford, Martial and Fernandes start?

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Probably Bruno or Rashford on corners. Might see some interesting set piece formations with a short diagonal and a whipped in cross, especially from the right.

        Pogba on deep free kicks from own half.
        Bruno on indirect free kicks.
        Rashford on direct free kicks.
        Bruno/Rashford on pens.

        Just my guess, will need to watch this weekend.

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That is such a big help mate thank you, if you could pick 2 who would you have? Currently on Rashford and Bruno

          1. ManUnitedComeBack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Bruno has been in my team since he landed in the UK so too much value tied up in him and in any case he’s their value asset right now. I think United will perform well against Spurs so initially included Rashy in my BB drafts. But now I’ve backtracked on that because I’m not sure whether to go for Rashy + Son or Pogba/Martial + Kane moving forward. So will be watching both teams to see who passes the eye test.
            Bruno for sure, the second player I would wait till after this GW to decide.

      2. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bruno

    19. Reg83
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A. Sterling & Nketiah
        B. safe option Ederson & Auba

        1. Reg83
            1 month, 27 days ago

            in B i have also have Pepe

        2. thepuntmaster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          See a lot of people going without Salah/Mané... seems very brave to me?

          Can’t quite bring myself to take Salah out my side, worried it would come back to bite me. What are everyone’s thoughts on that?

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Funds needed to spread out, personally I will be getting back in 31. For TAA for pool coverage

          2. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Salah hasn’t played in any of the friendlies so far because of knocks, will most likely get his minutes managed when he season restarts

          3. ManUnitedComeBack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Personally it was one of the easier decisions when the fixtures were announced. I don’t see Salah outscoring Sterling/Aguero/Auba this GW and Son/Bruno in subsequent weeks. I will get him (or Mane depending on form) back in on GW33+ WC.

        3. Ibra
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Which SHU defenders you will choose for DGW? I currently have Henderson, Baldock and Sir Lundstram.

        4. Cheesyzoot
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Is it worth downgrading Sterling to Mahrez in order to upgrade Saka to Ozil and Egan to Stevens?

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Nope I wouldn’t personally