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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

CHEARS scout notes
  • 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. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    #ManCity starting XIs used in training match:

    Orange Team: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Doyle, De Bruyne, Silva, Nmecha, Sterling, Aguero

    White Team: Carson, Harwood-Bellis, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy, Rodri, Bernardo, Foden, Mahrez, Sane, Jesus

    Hmmmmmmm

    1. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      now where did I see this before...?

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hmm looks like one side was full strength on the right and the other full strength on the left

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No Stones...Ota at 4.9...

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think he will play Burnley game and feature from bench in Arsenal game.

    4. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The real question is why is Laporte on the white team

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        To develop the Laporte-Mandy partnership

        1. Goodbye Horses
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          "Oh Mandy, well you came and you gave without taking...
          but I sent you away, oooh Mandy."

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Mork & Mandy

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Looking at those line ups I bet the white team were grateful.

        You could interpret these lineups either way. I think its positive.

    5. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That was from June 4th mate

      1. Wild Rover
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Blame the professor 😉

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Come on Professor. Where are you 😆

  2. Lord Flashheart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    best mid 6.5 or under with a single GW just for this week?

    currently debating between barnes and traore but surely i miss something

    1. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      mount

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This. RCL being back is a slight concern though

        1. Lord Flashheart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          this...

    2. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Traore didn't feature in the last few games...i am ditching for Grealish

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Those two , and Mount, Sarr

    4. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mount

    5. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Barnes, although Watford could be stronger opposition than West Ham, if Traore starts?

    6. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cantwell or Buendia as long as neither are the Covid patient.

    7. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I like Barnes the best

    8. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      cheers all

  3. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Morning....who do you prefer at the back on free hit alongside TAA and stevens?

    A.....leno and oconnell

    B ...Henderson and bellerin

    Thanks

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A.

    2. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      a

    3. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A for me...not keen on Bellerin or any Arsenal defender aside from possibly Leno. In fact I'm struggling to pick 3 Arsenal at all...

    4. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    5. cuppatea78
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Conclusive! Thanks

    6. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  4. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    ordinarily I would play this game quite conservative but given only 9 GW's to go I am playing the end of the season a bit looser than I normally would:

    WC + BB 30
    WC 31/ FH 31

    How am I looking:

    Reina / Leno
    TAA / O'Connell / Saiss / Lascelles / Egan
    KDB / Mahrez / Ozil / Grealish / Fleck
    Aubu / Kun / Samatta

    0.5m left to spend. Where should it go?

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Don't fancy Ozil. Egan to Baldock?

    2. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not sure about Fleck like everything else

    3. Cheesyzoot
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ozil > Saka then Mahrez > Sterling

    4. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Did have Ozil in my draft for ages but his stats are not good at all. and took him out.

      Downgrade Ozil to Saka and use the money to upgrade either Mahrez to Sterling, Saiss to Doherty or Samatta to Jimi/Tammy

  5. cuppatea78
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Any suggestions what to do with this team? Thinking of playing bench boost as well but not sure how to change things uo for the best.

    McCarthy

    TAA / O'Connell / Gomez

    Fernandes / Mane / Richarlison / KDB / Saka

    PEA / Ings

    Subs: Pope / Calvert-Lewin / Lascelles / Taylor

    ITB: £0.2

  6. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hey everyone I literally can't choose between these 2
    1) BB in Gw30 - dont have to waste funds on my bench when I wc
    2) TC in Gw30 - Get a rlly good squad right now 11 dwg players but have to put lots of funds on my bench when I Wc so I can BB

    still have my WC

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      who would you tc?

      imo bb is a much more powerful chip, i would use it now to maximise the dgw potential

      1. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        KBD or aguero

  7. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If you were free hitting, who would you pick out of these? I understand Trent & Mane play in different positions but who would you pick if you could only have one?

    1. Trent vs Mane
    2. Jimenez vs Tammy

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Trent and Jimi

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        this

      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yep Trent and Jimi

  8. Gol D Roger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Stuck on Two options , no WC so option A is a FH team, Option B is a bench boost team (Learning to the bench boost)

    A)
    Ederson
    Stephens Baldock Lundy Targett
    Ozil Grealish KDB McGinn
    Aguero Auba

    Button TAA Laporte Jimenez

    B)
    Ederson / Ramsdale
    Alonso Baldock TAA Targett Saiss
    Bruno Mahrez KDB Grealish Saka
    Auba Tammy Samatta

  9. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 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.
    Suggestions?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You might as well punt Nketiah for Ayew.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He's a rotation risk, ayew in good form

    2. Cheesyzoot
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not a massive fan of Cantwell and Ayew.

  10. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Not sure about the argument that the BB this game week is a waste.

    I, like many others, have value tied up in some big hitters. I will be keeping at least 3 expensive players in my team. If I don't play the BB that means I have 8 DGW players and 3 SGW players (19 players). With the BB I have 12 DGW players and 3 SGW players (27 players)

    Even if the 8 extra players only get me 2 points each, that's 16 extra points. True?

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think its the right time to BB, when else will cheap subs stand much of a chance of more than 2 points

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      There will/should be cameos galore, I see no other better time to play it. Doesn't mean that 12 DGW players is a great idea either, I'm looking at 9 DGW max on a bench boost

    3. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My issue is i dont want Kun, Auba, triple SHU after this week and have no WC. Thats why im playing FH. My normal team has likes if Pope, Bruno Salah, Rashford who'll ill still want next week.

      If you have a WC then bb is best option imo

      1. Cruz88
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I get the triple sheff but Auba has some pretty good fixtures coming up and Aguero has a great run after Liverpool, no?

        1. _Ninja_
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Think the likes of Vardy Rashford Jimenez offer better value.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Agree Rashford and Jimenez have the best fixtures

    4. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The only consideration with BB is there may be some surprising line ups, we don't know how managers thinking may have evolved in lockdown and restart.

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I still think there's a better chance of getting all 15 on the pitch at some point this week, than any other. Throw in the DGW for some and it makes sense.

        There's still 1FT for 31+ for an emergency move before a later wildcard

    5. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I can see your point if you have no FH chip left 🙂 If your SGW players are heavy hitters, a BB is more appealing than if your SGW players are fodder. This does means more money on the bench in following GWs, but can reduce the bench back down on a WC soon after this GW if you have the WC available.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yep. Have a WC and FH left.

  11. beric
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Alonso + Barnes

    B) Saiss + Mahrez

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      For bench boost this week with the intention to wildcard quickly

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B I think

  12. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    FH team. Which group of friends is likely to score more points?

    A) Alonso + Egan + Henderson
    B) Stevens + Baldock + Reina*

    *Guiata backup

    My first instinct is B due to (1) the extra fixture, (2) Egan not exciting me like Even Bollocks do, and (3) GKs are not interesting to me.

    However, Alonso.

    1. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      so you're saying B means guiata rather then reina, I think A personally

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Are you saying Reina won't play? I don't really know anything about Villa's goalkeeping situation. GKs are not interesting to me.

        1. beric
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          no i thought you were saying you would bench him and play guaita...either way i prefer A tbh

        2. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Oh. I think I understand. No, I just mean that Guiata is a backup in case Reina doesn't play (as I've heard that Reina is not 100%).

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  13. wilson007
    1 month, 24 days ago

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

    BB - thoughts?

  14. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Saka Tammy
    B) Niek Alonso

    For free hit!

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  15. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Need your help guys

    FH this week

    A) Sammata double
    B) Abraham single match

    Thanks

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      b

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

  16. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How is this free hit team

    Leno
    Baldock stevens egan
    Kdb sterling grealish pepe
    Abraham auba aguero

    What changes does any1 suggest

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks good, I'm less convinced by Pepe, doesn't get many chances in a game.

      Just over 1 per match i think.

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who instead of pepe??

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not massively convinced by Arsenal or Villa over this DGW. I would also change Pepe as I don't think Arsenal will score much over this DGW and Pepe is expensive.

      Maybe a SGW player like Fernandes or Son?

  17. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Those worried about Lascelles absence from Newcastle's friendly yesterday it was because his missus has just given birth. The source is an interview with Steve Bruce on nufc.co.uk.

    1. I Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Good to know. Should be fine for the weekend then.

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Or could go the same way as Vardy. One to monitor I suppose, hopefully an incoming baby goal celebration

  18. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Targett or egan (would mean triple sheff utd)

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Egan

  19. Mo Mane No Problems
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Option A or B for BB (immediately followed by wildcard)

    A - Jota & Saka
    B - Nketiah & Barnes

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B but it could fall either way.

      1. Mo Mane No Problems
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Agreed. Who do you think is more nailed out of Saka and Nketiah? B also allows me to upgrade one of my sheff United defenders...

  20. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is too risky to go without a strong first sub on FH?

    1. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Should imagine most key players would at least make a cameo, given sub situation.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'm currently relying on Guendouzi to give me 1-2 points.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          My FH bench is complete fodder.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Same

  21. Purse83
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Morning guys

    FH team basically finished, last few places to fill, thoughts welcome:

    a) Reina, TAA, Fleck, Laca

    or

    b) Hendo, Targett, Pepe, Jimi

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

  22. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Well last night was the night I’ve been dreading for sometime. My dad lost his heroic 11 year battle against pancreatic cancer following an op in March that didn’t quite go to plan. A month after coming home he had to be rushed back in with what turned out to be sepsis, which then led to contracting Coronavirus. He’s spent the last five weeks on his own but having tested negative twice in the last few days we were given special permission to spend an hour with him yesterday. He slipped away last evening.

    Even with all the precautions he still picked up Coronavirus. I’m in two minds now whether restarting the football is a good thing. RIP dad.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sending condolences to you and your family.

      It is really difficult and that is heartbreaking news.

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sorry for your loss

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m terribly sorry for your loss.

    4. Bennerman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That's a very sad story, sorry for your loss. But very glad you were able to be together at the end

    5. Liastro ⭐️
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      So sorry for your loss.

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Very sorry for your loss.

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      So sorry for your loss.

    8. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m sorry for your loss.
      Experienced similar myself at the end of last year, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to talk.

    9. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Condolences to you and your family, sorry to hear about that.

      I'm so glad you got to spend some time with him yesterday, treasure that forever.

    10. NIKO.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sorry to hear that

    11. denial
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Very sorry to hear this. I hope you have people around you to talk to.

      I agree about restarting the football. Very uncertain about it.

    12. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sorry for your loss man

    13. El Presidente
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That's really sad, my sincere condolences

    14. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My condolences...

    15. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Many thanks for the best wishes.

      1. Tube!!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        So sorry for your loss.

    16. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Very sorry for your loss - under such tragic circumstances

  23. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Norwich player tested positive for Covid19.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes. And that unnamed player will miss Fridays game.

      The games involving Norwich (and Spurs who played Norwich in a friendly 2 days ago) will still go ahead as scheduled.

  24. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Morning all!! First draft(of many)of the day!! Bench boost, what do we think??advice welcomed!
    Henderson Leno
    TAA Doherty Egan Targett Fernandez
    KDB Mahrez Fernandes Grealish Fleck
    Aguero Aubameyang Abraham

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks strong, what is your team value?

      Why Targett?

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        TV is 108.5 mate, and just that he has 2 games and some attacking potential really mate, may even drop him for Lascelles tbf, Newcastle bs Sheffield United has nil-nil written all over it I think haha

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          *2 home games

  25. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which do you prefer for gw30+ on FH

    A) Henderson, Alonso and Abraham
    Or
    B) Leno, Stevens and Jiminez/Rashford

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks

    2. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A, easy for me

      1. BENOIT
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Really don’t like Leno

      2. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks. Gives me and extra dgw player and they had 3/4 cs before the shut down. Undecided still.

  26. Liastro ⭐️
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s the best chip strategy for those with WC, BB and FH available?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      BB then WC

      FH later when injuries build up is the conventional thinking.

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        this

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Isn't saving WC the best option if you expect injuries? FH will only sort the problem out for one week, and you then have only 1ft to sort out injuries after FH.

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Personally Im playing bench boost this week to get a load of DGWers, then will wildcard quickly, either straight away or possibly after city/pool depending on how my team feels. Then free hit when I feel like my team sucks that week

  27. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Those on BB this week.... are you keeping TAA?

    I’m really torn, because my BB can look so much better with him out.

    A) TAA & Saka or. B) Alonso & Mount/Grealish for example....

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      problem is the huge value loss.
      on the other hand i have the same issue with salah and chose to ditch for this week

      1. BENOIT
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How important is value right now?

        We could be seeing Pool rotation soon enough when the title is wrapped up

      2. El Presidente
        1 month, 24 days ago

        But it's easier to ditch Salah than TAA. For Salah there are options out there for Trent....no.

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Look at the ownership in your leagues. All of our top 10 have TAA, most have Salah. At worst, some will free hit one or both of them out, but I still fancy them to deliver until the league is won.

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Could really do with some kind of news/confirmation that Salah is fit to play though, I need to lose one of Salah/Mane

        1. El Presidente
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ditch Salah

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Based on? Surely Salah is the main penalty taker if Milner isn't on the pitch too

    3. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm keeping

    4. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keeping and starting where possible.

  28. Lord Flashheart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    i already have stevens and egan. so:

    A baldock and barnes
    B doherty and fleck

    just for this one gameweek

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A for sure!

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Im going with A

  29. Gol D Roger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Going with FH + Bench Boost since I have no wildcard

    Here’s the team:

    Ederson / Ramsdale
    Alonso Baldock TAA Targett Saiss
    Bruno Mahrez KDB Grealish Saka
    Auba Tammy Samatta
    0.1 ITB

    Who would you captain out of:

    A) KDB
    B) Grealish
    C) Auba
    D) Ederson

    1. Gol D Roger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Changed Samatta to Maupay (he seems to get returns on average every 3 weeks and scored away to arsenal , reckon he has a decent shout this week)

    2. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cant BB and FH same week. If your happy with this team going forward its fine.

      A

    3. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A or C

      I know the conventional thinking is for Grealish but i don't fancy their fixtures.

      Also, Bundesliga shows that home advantages halves without your home crowd.

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Captain Kevin

  30. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone figured out which Norwich player has covid from the friendly lineup v Spurs? I want to go with either Hanley or Aarons on my bench but wouldn’t want to pick the covid player!
    Also Cathcart was missing from Watford team yesterday, any word on why he’s out?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The game was a training match considering of 4 x 30minute sessions, so I’m guessing everyone was involved at some stage.

      Hopefully we’ll get some eagle eyed reporters taking pictures at training this week