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Pro Pundits - Sam

Why I’m considering FPL players with one match in Double Gameweek 30+

Fantasy Premier League is back and there are so many things to consider for my team.

When the June 17th restart was announced I felt well placed with my team and chip strategy for the rest of the season. I am still sat at 4.5k overall rank ready to push on. Then came the unlimited transfers/new Wildcard rumours…

At first, I was firmly in the camp of not wanting that, I felt very much that this would detract from the fact that I was holding my Wildcard and would cost me the advantage that chip provided.

However, since the announcement last Monday I have changed my mind. In an ideal world, I always like to play my Bench Boost chip in a Double Gameweek. 

Gameweek 30+ is almost certainly the only opportunity left this season now to play that chip in a Double Gameweek, so using the chip this Gameweek does make sense. 

This means my Wildcard has become increasingly important.  Using my unlimited transfers to create a team specifically for Double Gameweek 30+ is achievable as I have the opportunity to use my Wildcard for Gameweek 31+ and remove the players I brought in for the double. 

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This strategy means that I am not having to compromise my long-term plans for the sake of the Double Gameweek, whilst also allowing me to (hopefully) reap the benefits of having a strong first-XI and bench for this coming Gameweek. 

Chip strategy is always important in the final weeks of a season because there is an array of Blank and Double Gameweeks to navigate. However, this season, with just one Double and no planned Blanks you might expect the chips to be less important.

However, the last week has shown me that, in fact, the opposite is true. The FPL community is buzzing with conflicting views on how to manage these weeks. We would normally have the form of both the teams and individual players to base our choices on, but after such a long spell without competitive football we have to focus our thoughts on the fixtures and what we expect of the teams in terms of their return e.g. relegation battle, European qualification and Premier League title race.

This means that while normally we would narrow our options down to these teams and then use the form of individual players to narrow the pool of FPL options to a more manageable level, Project Restart leaves us with the bottom eight and top nine clubs to choose from, leaving only a couple of mid-table teams who are safe and cannot reach the European spots that we give less focus to.

The recent Fantasy Football Scout articles recapping the best assets in each team have been invaluable reading (find links to them all below). They have drawn together all we know about each side and helped me work out where I need to prioritise for the squads I will be building for the Double Gameweek and beyond.

The relegation-threatened teams to consider for FPL investment

The teams chasing European football to consider

This wide pool of players to pick from, alongside a lack of pre-season friendly information, which we would usually have after such a long break from FPL, is another reason that I am keen to use my unlimited transfers to build a solid Bench Boost team. 

Once we have a full Gameweek of data to assess, it should make choosing a team easier.  This is especially true given the increase in substitutes allowed, both on the bench and allowed to come on to the field of play.

This unknown in terms of rotation risks and those likely to be removed before the magic 60-minute marks is another reason to use the unlimited transfers and then plan to play my official Wildcard the week after. Having every game televised will also be really useful in terms of FPL planning, as getting a full view of every game will enable us to conduct as many in-depth eye-tests as we want.

With Gameweek 30+ the only planned Double for the rest of the season it feels like most FPL managers will be choosing to play a chip to try and capitalise on the four teams who play twice.

Had Official FPL not given everyone unlimited transfers, this would have probably been a big week for Wildcards. But as it stands, FPL managers will be using their Bench Boost, Triple Captain or Free Hit chips instead.

To me, it seems likely that those without a Wildcard will Free Hit and those without will Bench Boost or potentially play their Triple Captain if they do not have their Bench Boost left. 

Here’s my strategy:

Double Gameweek30+ — Bench Boost

Gameweek 31+ — Wildcard

Gameweek 38+ — Free Hit (to focus on those teams with something to play for on the final week)

I then knew that I had the opportunity to fill my team with three players from each of the four Double Gameweek teams, meaning that it would be possible for me to have 12 out of my 15 players playing twice.

Whilst this appears like an appealing option at first glance one of the things I am always conscious of when dealing with Double Gameweeks is overlooking the single Gameweek players.

There are so many teams out there with only one fixture but they have the perfect combination of something to play for as well as a favourable fixture. For example, within the community, there is a lot of talk of removing the Liverpool assets.

However, I will be holding mine. Liverpool are playing in the Merseyside derby and are six points away from lifting the title so there does not seem to be any greater motivation for the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.7m), Sadio Mané (£12.5m) or Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) to score big Fantasy points than that.

With so many managers using their unlimited transfers to removing single Gameweek players, this could be a Gameweek where goals from Liverpool or Wolves assets actually become differential picks and give an advantage in mini-leagues.

Recapping the best Norwich players ahead of FPL restart

At the complete opposite end of the league, we have Norwich. Prior to lockdown, it was a tale of despair but a long break and some appealing fixtures. If the Canaries are going to have any chance of staying up they will have to win their next two matches.

That has made me consider Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) as really interesting picks for Double Gameweek 30+; they are usually involved when Norwich score. It is also worth checking out Ondrej Duda (£4.7m), who has made an impact since arriving at Carrow Road. David revealed some interesting data about him HERE.

Wolves are another team to watch out for over the next few days. It is, of course, a standard Gameweek for them but European football is still within their reach.

Options such as Diogo Jota (£6.4m), Raúl Jiménez (£8.1m) and Matt Doherty (£6.3m) could offer really good returns against West Ham at a time where many might be tempted to Free Hit them out or swap them as part of the unlimited transfer strategy.

Finally, I am also planning to use Double Gameweek 30+ to keep a close eye on Newcastle. The Magpies are one of those teams who sit in the middle of the league with seemingly little to play for but their fixtures are really nice and with rumours surrounding the future of the club, they could be really good options if they start well. Deciding what to do with Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) is one of my big decisions ahead of the deadline on Wednesday.

My current Bench Boost team looks like this:

There is a mix of Double Gameweek players who I think will get minutes across both of the games for their teams, as well as single Gameweek players who have the potential to do well.

The unlimited transfers followed by a Wildcard means that I can take some risks on the basis that I can reverse them soon after. Hopefully, this strategy should help me get back inside that top 1k overall rank.

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876 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wilson007
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) Cantwell + Samatta
    B) Barnes + Nketiah
    C) Any other options for 10.6M

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Big chances created over the season:

    https://twitter.com/BigManBakar/status/1272449240602677249

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Enjoying these.

      Have you got anything on GKs for the DGW?

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thank you. Might roll a piece out soon.

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

    Saka or mcginn?

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      McGinn

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

        Cheers

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I had Saka for a while. But, there's too much competition for his place with Kola & Tierney fit again

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

    Will McGinn even play these two games? Whats the word on his fitness?

    1. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He's 'fit', but I'm not sure whether someone coming back from 6 months injury is going to be less fit than someone who hasn't played in 3 months.

      I think he'll be one of the players heavily rotated

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I couldn't find anything online that confirmed he'd start both games. It's guess work without the presser.

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

    A) Boly, Mahrez, Jesus
    B) Laporte, Cantwell, Aguero

    A looks better to me, but the thought of going without Aguero...

    1. Beeson123
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Got to be B

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B for sure.

      If you went with A), there's a decent chance both the City players won't start

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeah good point, thanks.

  6. Beeson123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any better alternatives for Martial and Jiménez?
    (Already have Bruno and Grealish, don’t have Rashford cos don’t want 3 united attackers)

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

      Those are good options.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Suppose Vardy and Mount would be a decent combo?

  7. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hey guys, just voted for FFScout on Football Contents Award 2020. Took just a few seconds ignoring the other categories and they didn't even ask for an email. Go ahead, I think we all agree this site deserves the Fantasy Football award.

  8. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I think I've settled on a BB team for this coming DGW (...will WC the following week).

    I'd really appreciate any comments or suggestions for improvements.

    And, of course, I'll be more than willing to offer the same advice for anyone who wants a comment on their team too.

    ................Leno - Ederson
    Egan - TAA - Lascelles - Saiss - Baldock
    KDB - Grealish - McGinn - Fleck - Bruno
    .........Kun - Auba - Abraham
    0.0 ITB

    Obviously it's heavy on DGW players, which could backfire. And, I feel Ederson is probably too expensive. But, I think I'm happy with it anyway.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How can being heavy on DGW players backfire when I've done the same. 😀

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Looks good.

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

      Looks good yeah, I've gone for Aarons over Lascelles.

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

      We have the same front 8 ... so that's a good sign

      At the back it's pretty similar, 2 x SHU, 1 x WOL, TAA
      I did consider Ederson but prefer the points potential of Laporte

      Leno - Dubravka
      Stevens - TAA - Laporte - Doherty - Lundstram

  9. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How many are brave enough to use their 3rd City player on a defender rather than Sterling/Mahrez?

    Like Sam, I want to keep Salah (eve) but it's not realistic to have him alongside KDB, Aguero, Aubameyang and another City mid.

    I've been looking at a GW30 team that can also look good in GW32 but, then again, what's the point? Wildcarding in 33 would be a very similar to team to in 31 or 32, may as well do it early without suffering.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      My 3rd City player is going to be Ederson.

      I can't afford Sterling, full stop. Laporte is a bit of a risk as we have no idea what kind of shape his fitness will be in. Will he make both games?

      Otamendi is an interesting option that I weighed up for a while. But the same doubts apply unfortunately, just for a cheaper price.

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

      Maybe Salah over Auba then?

    3. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You know its a bad idea, but if you really want to buy into Man C defense, goalie is the best way.

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

    Bottomed

    GW 30+ BB G2G?

    Henderson, Leno
    Targett, Saiss, Egan, Baldock,Lascelles
    Sterling, KDB, Saka, Grealish, Mount
    Abraham, Aubameyang, Aguero

    WC in 31

    TIA

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Looking good, not sure about Saka, but other than that, g2g.

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

        Yes he’s my question mark at the moment. Possible Leno to Reina or Abraham to Jota and free up some funds. Like most teams though, changing that one player can really upset the balance in the team.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Really nice team. Love how you've got the three big hitters from City in there.

      Saka will likely be out of the side. But, worth a punt at the end of the day.

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

        Thank you. See comment above, but I agree with Saka

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

      Why not use FH? your bench is essentially gonna be Saiss, Henderson, Saka and Lascelles. Is it worth a BB to have those players for a single gameweek while hurting overall team value before your wildcard?

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

        You do have a point. My team before is so so. My main competition in my ML has no WC or BB left. I’d rather put pressure from him from the off.

  11. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which is the better pick for GW30:

    a) McGinn, Tammy
    b) Mount, DCL (have Grealish for Villa cover)

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      a) for me Clive

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

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

        Thanks guys, thats what I'm on

    3. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A it is.

  12. wilson007
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) Doherty Samatta
    B) Saiss Abraham

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A for me.

  13. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any advice on my team please? Tempted to get rid of auba for Nketiah and change Saka/Tammy.

    Hendo
    Doherty Stevens Baldock
    KDB Sterling Grealish Saka
    Auba Agueroooo Tammy

    Let me know what you think! Thanks

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nketiah is a big risk now.

      Too many options (Auba as CF, Laca, Martinelli) for Arteta to choose from.

      Saka might not play too.

      Other than Saka though, I really like your team as it is

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks! I’m not a massive fan of Saka either but I’ve downgraded all my subs as much as I can as he’s all I can afford! Any other suggestions for himv

  14. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    G2G? WCing after this GW.

    Henderson-Leno
    TAA-Baldock-Boly-Targett-Aarons
    Kdb-Mahrez-Martial-Fleck-Grealish
    Auba-Aguero-Nketiah

  15. internal error
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Salah and Mane (could also be TAA) will have Everton away, Palace at home and then city away. They then have 2 days rest before Aston Villa at home in GW33. Even with 5 subs, and James Pearce confirming that Klopp will look to give the likes of Minamino and Elliot more minutes, I can see Salah and Mane missing the easy home fixture vs Villa ( Probably champions by this time).

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

      As a Villa fan I would take that 🙂

    2. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      The easy fixture that Liverpool won in the last minute away with a full strength team?

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

    Who do we think its going to be the DGW fail from the template GW30 team then guys?

    For me its Auba.....really not confident

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Any Villa player.

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

        Confident of some points from Jack and McGinn from the SHU game.

    2. Sacked in the Morning
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Auba or whichever of Sterling/Mahrez i choose....

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

      Doubt any Villa players are getting more than 4 points

    4. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Half the players could fail its a poor DGW

    5. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I came onto this forum to see if anyone else was having doubts about Auba and whether he's worth the cash. Turns out a lot of people aren't sure. I think Vardy against Watford could even outscore him over 2 games...

      1. Ason Willa
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He's also got no competition and follows up against Brighton... damn it's tempting.

      2. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Personally I feel auba is somewhat of a must have this week, and maybe for the rest of the season.

    6. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Its not a normal double game week, all the teams are coming back from a long break so I think there are going to be some surprises. It's totally unpredictable.

    7. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      KDB

  17. tc93
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Need some advice- currently sat around 50k- have already played my second wildcard- not sure whether to FH (and get 11 DGW players in for GW30) or to use the unlimited transfers to fix the rest of my team (and play for the long run)

    Current team:
    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Gomez / O'Connell / Lascelles
    Salah / Fernandes / KDB / Sarr / Barnes
    Aubamayang / Jiminez / Giroud

    I'm currently leaning towards using the unlimited transfers and setting up for the long run as I want to get rid of Pope, Gomez, Sarr, Barnes and Giroud

    1. tc93
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Also have BB still remaining

  18. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Leno Ramsdale
    TAA Egan Lascelles Targett Saiss
    KDB Salah Mount Fleck Cantwell
    Auba Aguero Samatta

    How does this look? WC next week

    1. wilson007
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Similar to mine, hence I like it 😀

      Appreciate Bournemouth have a nice looking fixture but they havent kept a CS in a long time..

      1. gellinmagellan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ah great! I know but who is a decent alternative for less than 4.5 for BB?

        1. mcginnntonic
          1 month, 27 days ago

          mccarthy

  19. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Who are your punts for this gw?

    I'm punting on Lundstram, Mahrez & Samatta.

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      laporte ,pulisic ...maybe alonso as a differential

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pulisic could definitely be a nice pick considering CHO doesn't seem fully fit. Not sure if Alonso will start though, Reece James played yesterday after missing the first 2 friendlies. If he's fully fit he should be starting over Alonso

        1. Srv210
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          thanks for the info didnt know about james playing the friendly

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

          James is a right back, Alonso is a left back

          1. Srv210
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think he meant with reece involved azpi can be pushed to LB position as in games against leicester and united

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

            This. Azpiliqueta can play RB, Chelsea also started with a back 3 with Azpi as CB and James and Alonso as wing backs against Bmouth.

        3. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Do you think James is pretty certain to start these days, if fit obviously?

      2. Klaren
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pedro and Willian seem slightly more likely to start the first game.

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

      Hardly a punt but given the double game week madness: Mane

  20. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    BB30 team (wc31)...how's she looking?

    Ederson Leno
    Stevens Egan Doherty Lascelles Targett
    Salah KDB Grealish Mount Fleck
    Aguero Aub Jota

  21. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Good afternoon FFS! Long time no see.

    Quick question.
    I'm currently using my browser for FPL(not the app).
    I have the free hit and BB left and one WC.
    But the WC option is not being shown in my transfer page. Is that because of unlimited transfers this GW?

    Thanks.

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

      One would I assume so.
      Because when you make the transfers it doesn't give you the WC option, I've still got mine also

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers.

  22. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best 4.7m midfielder to have for GW30 only??

    A) Saka
    B) Cantwell
    C) Duda
    D) Any other?!?!?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      saka can be sharing minutes with tierney and kola competing

      cantwell or duda can be good as norwich need to win a few for a chance to survive in premier league

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

      Gilmour could be good. Best on ground in the last two games FA cup v Liverpool, and again v Everton in the league. Scored two in a friendly yesterday. Jorginho suspended so looks like he's a good shout to start against Villa

  23. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) Alonso, Nketiah
    B) Saka , Tammy

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Don't like either of those 2 arsenal players for mins

  24. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Triple SHU def too risky?

    BB30 team (wc31)...

    Leno Hendo
    Egan Stevens Doherty Targett Lascelles
    Sterling KDB Grealish Mount Cantwell
    Aguero Aub Jota

  25. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    BB30 only

    A) Jimi Fleck
    B) Jota Grealish

    1. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A seems a safer bet somehow but would go for B

    2. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  26. wonkeydonkey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How do price rises work once they see unfrozen? Will players brought in using UTs aff CT rises/falls or will it be based on all purchases/sales from the resumption onwards???

    Just trying to figure out whether playing a WC in GW31+ like many others will help to jump on rises/falls

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

      I asked similar yesterday, the point was raised that FFScout is possibly unrepresentative of the wider 7m player base, but let's assume FPLStatistics will get skewed by wild carders.

      GW31+ we will all only have one FT, I believe.

      Possibly more likely to catch actual rises and falls in a GW32 or later wildcard.

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

      Think they will start from 0 after next update, but yeah a 31 wc could be good for tv.

  27. anish10
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hows this FH looking?

    Leno
    TAA Doherty Stevens Baldock
    Sterling(c) Grealish KDB
    Auba Aguero Abraham

    Bench fodders

  28. Jack Burton
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sorry guys need a bit of help basically sterling and Leno or Auba and Ederson thanks in advance good luck all

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

      Auba Ed

      1. Jack Burton
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers Foxy

  29. Daddymac
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Do you think we will get early team news on Villla v Sheff Utd ?

    Do we think less people in stadium makes team leaks more unlikely or will we still gets team news 5/10 mins before deadline?

    I got Villa’s Reina, Douglas Luis & Lundstram. All I got concerns for starting.

    1. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I think Luis will be heavily rotated. Lundstram as well.

      Since I'm using BB, I'd prefer to pick players who are more likely to play as you don't have the benefit of rotation of bench players when bench boosting.

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

        Thanks for the reply.

        Lundstram is an easy swop (O’Connell) also save 0.1

        Luis is more difficult very little in the 4.5 range the other villa lad for the double Nakamba or GIlmour from Chelsea the only options I see.

        They will be bench players after the double so not to concerned

        My team is

        Leno Reina

        Lundstram TAA Egan Otamendi Basham

        Mane De Bruyne fernandes grelish Luis

        Agureo jimi rash

        I am also Bench boosting

        Outside Otamendi I think all my players are nailed apart from Villa players and Sheffield Utd (Lord).

        Hope we get early team news and can make adjustments if needed

        1. Ason Willa
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Too much Sheffield defense?

          Rashford is going to have a tough first game. You could swap him for Nketiah - who I think has more chance of points and minutes than Luis and upgrade Luis to someone better.

  30. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Going with BB'd:

    Henderson Leno
    Luiz Lundy Baldock Saiss Lascelles
    Sterling KDB McGinn Grealish Traore
    Aguero Auba Samatta

    Genuinely currently on Grealish for captain.
    Gonna get lots of minutes, genuine need to win games, on set pieces, main man........

    If I knew how many minutes the City players were gonna get it'd make things easier...!

    1. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That's ballsy, but it could pay off. Villa have everything to play for.