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The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 30+

After a three-month break, the Scout Squad panel have reassembled to champion the standout Fantasy Premier League picks for Double Gameweek 30+.

Regular readers will know the format of this recurring feature but for the uninitiated, staff members Andy (sitting in for the otherwise engaged Paul), David, Neale and Geoff each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £85m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Wednesday’s deadline at 17:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Wednesday.


 DavidNealeAndyGeoff
GKBernd LenoEdersonBernd LenoBernd Leno
 Dean HendersonDean HendersonPepe ReinaDean Henderson
 EdersonBernd LenoMartin DubravkaKasper Schmeichel
DFJohn LundstramEnda StevensJohn LundstramAymeric Laporte
 Enda StevensJohn EganEnda StevensEnda Stevens
 Matt DohertyTrent Alexander-ArnoldKieran TierneyTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldMatt DohertyTrent Alexander-ArnoldJohn Egan
 Jamaal LascellesJamaal LascellesMatt DohertyRomain Saiss
MFKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
 Jack GrealishJack GrealishRaheem SterlingJack Grealish
 Nicolas PepeSadio ManeJack GrealishNicolas Pepe
 Bruno FernandesMason MountMason MountJohn McGinn
 Anwar El GhaziIsmaila SarrBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
FWSergio AgueroPierre-Emerick AubameyangSergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSergio AgueroPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Raul JimenezRaul JimenezOli McBurnieMbwana Samatta
 Diogo JotaMbwana SamattaRaul JimenezTeemu Pukki
 Tammy AbrahamCallum WilsonTeemu PukkiMason Greenwood

Most popular picks: Bernd Leno, Enda Stevens, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four), Dean Henderson, Matt Doherty, Bruno Fernandes, Raul Jimenez (three)

DAVID SAID…

Bernd Leno and Dean Henderson are the key goalkeepers to own for Double Gameweek 30+ in my opinion.

While Arsenal’s defence is not exactly watertight, I’m expecting a hatful of saves from their shot-stopper, who has recorded 104 of them this season (the second-highest in the league).

Meanwhile, Henderson helps you buy into the Premier League’s second-best performing defence of the campaign, which I’m going for heavy reliance on.

Given everything that has gone in recent months, if I’m not going to use this opportunity to take a punt on John Lundstram, when else can I?

There is, of course, some method to my madness on this one. While the GOAT’s chances of starting both Double Gameweek matches are not what they once were, I find it hard to believe he won’t be involved somehow.

After the arrival of Sander Berge in January, Lundstram’s response was excellent, starring from the bench often enough to reclaim his starting berth for the Gameweek 29 win over Norwich.

In that game, he kept a clean sheet, assisted the winning goal and secured maximum bonus for his fifth double-figure haul of the campaign.

Given that’s what Lundstram can offer, why not take the risk on him for a Double Gameweek, especially if, like me, it’s effectively only for one round? He could be in a hungry mood when the Premier League returns, especially after bagging a brace in a recently friendly win too…

Joining Enda Stevens in my defence is Matt Doherty who, like Lundstram, offers explosive appeal but is as nailed-on as it gets. Wolves’ defence was one of the best pre-lockdown, keeping four clean sheets from a possible six between Gameweeks 24 and 29. Add into the mix that during the same period, Doherty was top among defenders for shots in the box.

Kevin De Bruyne is the key midfielder at Manchester City, almost to the point that I arguably don’t need to explain why.

It is worth saying that I’m not a fan of the other City assets in this position, mainly because Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sané and Bernardo Silva will all be competing for the same roles – while nobody can do what De Bruyne does for Pep Guardiola.

I’m interested in a midfielder double-up of Aston Villa players though. Jack Grealish is another obvious one given his heavy involvement this season but Anwar El Ghazi probably looks a bit odd when a lot of people are talking about John McGinn.

In a recent article, I discovered that the Scottish international’s underlying statistics even before he got injured were not quite as promising as El Ghazi’s, who has four goals and five assists to his name this season. As a regular member of Villa’s front three, he seems more likely to start both Double Gameweek 30+ games than McGinn too.

I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll have him in my own squad, but I do think we could get big things from Nicolas Pépé this week. Before lockdown he was showing an element of creativity and goal threat above what Mesut Özil was offering so I think there’s a chance he could reward those who spend the extra money on the Ivorian international – it’s just whether or not I can fit him in my own team!

Bruno Fernandes is my pick of the single Gameweek midfielders. Manchester United face a Spurs defence that was still leaky under Jose Mourinho going into lockdown, and I can’t see three months without full training improving things in that department. Meanwhile, Fernandes has been involved in five of the eight goals scored by the Red Devils since his Premier League debut and it looks like he’s on penalties too.

Sergio Aguero was the first name on my teamsheet for the Double Gameweek. I have a suspicion he will be heavily involved for Manchester City in their two matches, perhaps not even needing 90 minutes in each to perform. He had more minutes than any other member of his team’s front three in the last six matches before lockdown and was top of the league for minutes per xGI in that period too.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is someone who I have historically not trusted to deliver when I need him to, but given this could be the last Double Gameweek of the campaign and many of us have the opportunity to stick the big-guns in, why not? After all, this man was the top-scoring FPL forward last season and is only 16 points behind claiming that prize for a second campaign running.

I am expecting big things from the Wolves forward line for the remainder of the season, especially as it’s West Ham up next. I’ve gone with a double-up on Raúl Jiménez and Diogo Jota here as they both netted three times each between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

NEALE SAID…

There won’t be many Manchester City players who will last all 180 minutes of their Gameweek 30+ double-header against Arsenal and Burnley, but Ederson will – barring injury or suspension – be one of them.

It’s not often I advocate a premium shot-stopper in this article series or consider one for my own FPL squad but I’m doing so here, with the Brazilian accompanying Bernd Leno and Dean Henderson in my goalkeeping picks.

City’s defence has been lamentable at times this season but they now have Aymeric Laporte primed and ready for action, and what a difference he makes to Pep Guardiola’s backline: coincidence or otherwise, the three league matches he has started in 2020 were the only ones that City kept a clean sheet in.

Laporte has Double Gameweek pedigree himself but, after such a long lay-off, I do wonder whether we might see his minutes managed in the form of early substitutions (as happened earlier this year) and I’d be a mite concerned about whether he’d miss out on any shut-out points as a result.

I don’t think there are many “bad” City picks this week.

I doubt whether many of their attacking assets will be handed successive starts but, even then, a lot of their players will surely get somewhere near 90 minutes or more over the two Gameweek 30+ matches combined.

In any other normal Gameweek, the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling would factor into many of our thoughts if we knew they were set for around a full game’s worth of pitch-time.

We can only own three City players though and I’ve gone predictably dullard with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian’s only benching in 2019/20 came in the Gameweek 5 defeat at Norwich City and he even started every match during the busy December period, so fingers crossed he can cope with the rigours of two fixtures in a generous five-day period this time around.

Aguero, while likely to share game-time with Jesus, has the best goals-per-90-minutes average (0.99) among active Premier League players this season.

Double Gameweek players unsurprisingly make up more than half of my 18-man squad this time.

Enda Stevens and John Egan complete a Sheffield United defensive triple-up with Henderson, with Stevens’ open-play threat (no Bladesman has created more big chances this season) and Egan’s presence at dead-ball situations (Villa and Newcastle are the two worst teams for set-piece attempts conceded in 2019/20) getting them the nod.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jack Grealish offer both a relative security of starts and a talismanic role in their respective sides, while Mbwana Samatta looks a real threat in the air – at least, when Villa can be bothered to provide adequate service to him.

Onto those players with only one fixture in Gameweek 30, then.

Liverpool assets seem to be the makeweights for many of us as we shift funds around to accommodate the likes of Aguero, Aubameyang and Sterling but there will be unease at moving on players who have served us so well.

Sadio Mane, for example, could well have a field day down Everton’s right; Djibril Sidibe’s defensive shortcomings were woefully exposed in Gameweek 29 and the unconvincing Michael Keane looks set to play as the right-sided centre-back in Yerry Mina’s absence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Matt Doherty are two premium defenders I’ve plumped for despite not being 100% sure about clean sheet-wise: Everton have been revitalised as an attacking force under Carlo Ancelotti and West Ham looked much more potent when David Moyes moved to a 4-4-2 before COVID-19 stopped play.

Those two players offer so much more than shut-out points, however, having racked up key passes and shots galore in 2019/20 so far.

You’ll notice a distinct lack of representation from Villa’s defence in my squad despite their Double Gameweek and I’ve even gone so far as to actively back against them.

Christian Pulisic is someone I’ve got my eye on based on his quietly impressive stats but he doesn’t (yet) quite offer the guarantee of minutes that Mason Mount does, so I’ve gone with the teacher’s pet option.

Mount has played a part in every single Chelsea game this season, starting all bar four of them, and continues to be involved at dead-ball situations, which could be pertinent based on the Villans’ aforementioned vulnerability at free-kicks and corners.

Ismaila Sarr‘s remarkable home record under Nigel Pearson (seven attacking returns in five games) also sees the influential winger make the cut – although I’m slightly less convinced about his prospects given that a raucous Vicarage Road crowd won’t be able to contribute to the cauldron atmosphere that saw Watford beat Liverpool in Gameweek 28.

ANDY SAID…

I’ve gone back and forth over John Lundstram. I can’t be sure of a first XI starting place, but I can be sure I’m sick of being punished by him. He may get just one start and a bench appearance but that might be all he needs to outscore the other Sheffield United defenders.

In their last six matches only four forwards have taken as many shots in the box as Oliver McBurnie. With a total of five big chances in the same period I’m gambling on him getting points against two of the worst defensive sides in the league when it comes to conceding shots.

Kieran Tierney has not had the greatest start to his Arsenal career with injuries hampering his first season at the club. He’s now seemingly fit, and has started both behind-closed-door training games. It might be something different to the standard Leno pick in goal, and maybe we’ll finally see the player who returned five assists in just 20 league games for Celtic last season.

Continuing to bet against an Aston Villa defence that has conceded the most shots this season, I’ve gone for a single Gameweek option in Mason Mount. Chelsea are a team I’m backing for goals and I’ve gone for what I hope to be one of the attackers we can be more sure might start.

If there’s any week I feel I might be able to go without Liverpool players, it’s this one. However, I’ve said that before and was quickly made to regret not owning Trent Alexander-Arnold. He’s second for chances created this season, not for defenders, out of every single FPL player. It’s a risk to back against, and he’s one of the best single Gameweek defender options out there.

Trying to find an Arsenal attacker not called Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has a chance of starting both Double Gameweek games is difficult. He’s the obvious choice here and will be looking to add to his 17-goal tally so far. Manchester City will provide difficult opposition but if anyone can nick a goal, it’s him.

Raheem Sterling finds himself in the squad as a gut feeling pick. It’s impossible to guess what Pep Guardiola is thinking but behind Kevin De Bruyne I feel that Sterling has the next best chance of starting both games. Second only to Mohamed Salah for expected goal involvement this season, it’s about time he started regressing to the mean. A nice long break should see him fit and ready to go for Project Restart, and he’s my third Manchester City pick alongside De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.

The Teemu Pukki party started off in flying fashion this season but came to a halt in the last 11 games where he only scored twice. The Norwich squad have now had a chance to re-group and think about how they’re going to get out of this relegation battle. To do that they’ll need goals and I’m confident Pukki will go back to delivering, just behind my pick of Raúl Jiménez, who’s about as consistent as it gets.

No midfielder has a better points-per-match score than Bruno Fernandes. It’s based on a small sample size but he’s shown he has the quality to deliver. Taking two penalties in one of the behind-closed-door games gives me confidence he will retain them even after missing one. With Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit as well, I’d hope that Manchester United will continue where they left off with a win against Spurs.

GEOFF SAID…

I’m not sure home and away fixtures will impact on performances based on what we have seen in the Bundesliga and elsewhere, and my top two goalkeepers have four games on the road in Gameweek 30+ between them: Dean Henderson and Bernd Leno.

My first single Gameweek pick is Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, who could well keep out Watford: the Foxes have the third-best defensive record in the league this season.

Aymeric Laporte looks to be the standout defender and City have a nice clean sheet record when he plays. He’s joined by Enda Stevens and John Egan, who along with Henderson give me a rare defensive triple-up.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Romain Saiss, who offer the prospect of returns at both ends of the pitch, are my second and third single Gameweek players.

Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfield pick and is followed, for me, by Jack Grealish. John McGinn has been given a vote of confidence but I think he will player fewer minutes than Grealish; he still makes it into my picks.

Todd Cantwell is my budget midfield pick over Sheffield’s John Fleck, and Bruno Fernandes just beats out Nicolas Pépé for inclusion.

Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang look easily the top two forward picks and it will be a brave manager who goes without them for the double.

Mbwana Samatta could perform well for Villa, and he’s followed by early-season favourite in the shape of Teemu Pukki.

Finally, Mason Greenwood is a fantastic price and should see increased game time for the final stretch of the season, along with a superb scoring record.

With only seven single Gameweek picks I’ve nearly gone for a full complement of Double Gameweekers – the only things stopping me are questions over Arsenal defending and midfield selections.

With uncertain form after a long time away, I think the security and upside potential upside of two fixtures is worth chasing in Double Gameweek 30+.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

In Gameweek 29, Bilal7 beat the Scout Picks 48-40.

gwitbrock‘s winning margin of 23 points in Gameweek 25 is the target to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Wednesday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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2,165 Comments Post a Comment
  1. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What changes would you make to this FH team?

    Henderson
    Stevens Baldock Mings
    Grealish KDB Sterling Pepe
    Aguero Auba Pukku

    Bench has nothing on it. My current concerns are Pukki I can change him to a 6.5 mid and then Pepe

    Thanks

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not keen on Pepe, rest looks good.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd probably do Pepe to Mount/Barnes/Sarr and get a premium def instead of Ming's (TAA, VVD, Doherty).

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        thanks, I will consider that!

    3. Heres hoping x 6
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why play a FH when we have unlimited transfers?

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have a great team for 31 and want that team back and team value. Keeps my BB and WC too.

        Currently ranked 1.1k so I didnt feel I needed to be super offensive off the go.

        1. Heres hoping x 6
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Understandable and nice ranking! Good luck

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Respect to your rank but............ I think you are making a mistake. I would consider multiple transfers and BB. for this week. W.C.out following week and the F.H. when like.

          1. XABI 15
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            my team for 31 pre FH has Salah, Mane, TAA, Doherty, Boly, Jimenez, Pope, Barnes, Cantwell

            I would have got nearly all of those on a WC. I understand its a bit of a odd strategy but I am hoping it pays off.

            Being able to keep my WC is like having a FH. I can play my bench boost when I have a better idea of whos playing for what for a welcome boost.

    4. boozybaz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota is 6.4 they have three great fixtures coming up.

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Normal team:

    Henderson, Sterling

    Vs

    Bench boost team:

    Ederson, Leno, O connel, Mount, Barnes, Saka

    Rest of the sides are same. Is this worth a BB?? WCing next week on both occasions..

  3. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Please Pep, say something decisive....

    1. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Its going to be about as decisive as Boris’ Coronavirus speeches

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would be hilarious if he could use Boris’ kangaroo testicles quote lol

  4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Saka or Cantwell ?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I don't think Saka is going to play in one of the games

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Shd still be good for 100 mins overall no?

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mmm possibly. But we have both left backs available now so I imagine he won't play there. Could play on the wing, but again, Auba/Martinelli can play there. Gonna be interesting to see what happens.

  5. stevemoscowlane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is anyone thinking of going for Nketiah? I'm not sure how much pitch time he'll get but he played in the last 3 matches before the break and Arteta seems to like him.

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wasn't that more because of Europa League becoming the higher priority during that fixture run?

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      something like 120 mins for DGW

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He's a perfect BB option imo.

      1. stevemoscowlane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        That's what I'm thinking. I'm playing my BB.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      At the moment yes just because of the funds freed up. Also if I don't WC he fits a 3-5-2 setup longer term.

  6. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kun & Jesus for the run in anyone??..could it work? Y/N

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      just Kun legend

  7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Saka or Nketiah for DGW ?

    1. stevemoscowlane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm just going with Nketiah.

  8. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    FH final draft (probably).
    What do you think?

    Henderson
    TAA - Stevens - Baldock
    Sterling - KDB - Bruno - Grealish
    Aguero - Jiminez - Pukki

    1. MGD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A lot of SGW players for a double 🙂

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have the main DGW players, except Auba as I don't fancy Arsenal to do well.

  9. joshFPL
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Going to BB with this team. WC next week. Thoughts?

    Henderson - Leno
    TAA - Soyuncu - Egan - Lundstram - Target
    KdB - Sterling - McGinn - Grealish - Barnes
    Auba - Aguero - Nketiah

    Appreciate feedback. Cheers.

    1. MGD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why Soyuncu?

      1. joshFPL
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Already in my team, don't want to lose value.

  10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Fleck or Barnes for DGW ?

    1. El Tel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Barnes

  11. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What's happened to Fleck? Was all the rage earlier in the week but absent from most teams now. Anything I should be aware of?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The value in the defenders I think. People prefer 3 or 2 and Henderson

  12. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Aubameyang and Sterling
    B) Aguero and Pepe
    C) Aguero and Sterling
    D) Aubameyang and Pepe

    Please help

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      On this, I can see Aguero missing the majority Burnley game given they're playing Chelsea three days later.

  13. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    choose 1 guys:

    A) leno reina
    egan basham lundstram TAA ward
    KDB grealish el ghazi barnes bruno
    aguero auba jesus

    B) ederson leno
    Egan O'connell lundstram TAA taregett
    KDB grealish elghazi barnes bruno
    aguero auba jimenez (abraham)

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is this a FH or BB team?

  14. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    O.K. so here's my thoughts. Been playing with a F.H. team all week and trying to accommodate 3 x City players in which I feel confident. Now I think I may have cracked it? Aguero and Jesus must surely play at least some part so covered and KDB of course. Swapping Sterling to Jesus frees up funds to strenghten elsewhere. Leaves me with 0.5 in bank if needed to change anything? 4 - 3 - 3.

    Gives good attacking coverage where the points are most likely. Lundstam, Doherty and TAA cover potential loss of clean sheets. Not sure on Pepe but has geat potential.

    Be my guest and rip it apart.

    Henderson - Martin

    Stevens, TAA, Doherty, Lundstarm. - Targett

    Grealish, Pépé, KDB. - Saka, Douglas Luiz

    Agüero, Jesus, Aubameyang
    (C) (VC)

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jealous of the FH option, my pre lockdown team isn't good enough to waste the FH on so I'm on a BB and can't fit everyone in without going too DGW heavy.

      On your team, I would maybe downgrade Stevens to Egan or Basham and upgrade Douglas to McGinn if you can.

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hi Inter,
        Thanks for the response. I would say that Luiz would be my second or third bench player and would rather keep the funds on the pitch with Stevens being more likely to return attacking points than Egan or basham.

        But thanks again for a response.

    2. Mr. Chimes
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can you BB on a FH?

      I like your ideas - considering I have my WC still I should probably do that if it’s possible

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        No you cannot BB on a F.H. However, if you still have a W.C. available you can certainly use the unlimited free transfers to do the same thing and then W.C. next week to a team going forward. If I had a spare W.C. I would deffo be doing a B.B. this week.

        1. Mr. Chimes
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Sorry that I’m picking your brain on a post about your team but - are you not concerned about losing Salah? I would absolutely have to sell him in order to have any semblance of a super team for the BB. I could get him back in 31+ on the WC but I just fear Liverpool’s eagerness to explode.

  15. Twisted Saltergater
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Jesus as a placeholder for Rashford for GW31+ onwards?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not a problem, but as my above minutes this week are a potential risk.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will be glad when the deadline passes 🙂

  16. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Could you help me decide?

    A) Sterling + Bruno
    B) Mahrez + Salah

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A.

  17. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    which 4 would you pick! Tried compared each players but it’s a 2-2 draw!!!

    A) Stevens, Sterling, Saka, Tammy
    B) O’Connell, Fernandes, Mount, Jesus

    Auba + Aguero already in team!!

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B- see my above

  18. Gentle_Turks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you rather have Mount or Fleck/Norwood?

    I have Abraham and going with Mount would mean 8 DGW players, whilst Fleck/Norwood would mean 9.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      This is a FH team.

  19. czechow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone have a twitter link to Villa's team v Leicester the other day? trying to figure out how nailed Reina and Douglas Luiz are.

    1. czechow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I am currently in between:

      A) Reina / Fleck
      B) Henderson / Douglas Luiz.

  20. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Sterling worth losing Mane (and 0.5 of TV) for? Only other way of getting both is if I downgrade Auba > Nketiah.

    1. nedsmula
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm having the same internal debate. Trying to keep Mane AND get Sterling but having to suffer badly elsewhere.

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        The trying to get Sterling is what is destroying Teams. Jesus allows a much better balance perhaps. There are gametime risks for both and yes Sterling could absolutely explode, but so too could Jesus.
        Only during the post gameweek disection will we know which approach was correct, but at present both have their merits.

    2. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is it worth losing a DGW player to get Mane in?

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Depends who the DGW player is :).

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have lost Salah to fund my F.H.Team above. Team value that you have built up previously is what you should be using/enjoying now to give you the Team you want. It's points that decide your rank and not Team value. The closer it gets to the final week the less Team value matters.

      Points, points and more points :).

      Go get 'em!

  21. Hodg55
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Comments please!

    Hendo (Pope)
    TAA / Stevens / Egan / Saiss (Lascelles)
    KDB(c) / Mount / Bruno / Grealish (Cantwell)
    Aubu / Kun (Greenwood)

    1. nedsmula
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hendo to Leno Maybe? REduces Sheff UTD Defence.
      Pulisic could be a great differential to Mount.
      Looks good though.

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is this a F.H.or BB??

  22. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thinking ahead to 31+ would you go
    Aubameyang, Sterling and Grealish -> Rashford, Son and Mane for -8?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Absolutely NOT.

      Aubamyang against an obliging STON defence V Rashford against an anything but obliging Sheffield = Not.

      Sterling against a not so tight Chelsea V Son against an very obliging WHAM = Yes, but not conclusively so.

      Grealish V Mane = No contest Mane wins by a knockout.

      Perhaps leave at least Aubamyang for another week and save the hit points.???

  23. Teomi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Help pls!!
    A. FH this team
    B. or make a lot of transfers and BB this gw? Then WC 31.

    Option b would make me loose tv of 1,3 million in salah, mane, dcl and vardy.
    The team is actually great for gw 31

    Pope button
    Taa lascelles soy Stephens Rico
    Salah mane kdb sarr saka
    Vardy dcl Ings

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sorry but for me it's a "B". You have made all this £££ for just such an occasion. Will you really want both Salah and Mane going forward when Pool will have nout to play for once title sewn up? Will you want Vardy over Rashford? I think not.

  24. Mattious8
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I have all my chips left.

    For this week going to get 3 players from all teams playing twice...but then what...

    A) Use triple C
    B) Use bench boost
    C) Use neither

    Also, wildcard or free hit next week?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      BB if it was me. Do you really want 3 from Villa and Arsenal though? There are plenty of SGW players who will outscore the doublers. These Double G.W's can be very overated and a bit of a trap . DO NOT get sucked in :).

  25. Football 365
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How does this bb team look got no wc left
    Leno hendo
    Taa Doherty lord Egan Ota
    Kdb mahrez Bruno martial grealish
    Tammy raul rashy
    0.3 itb

    1. Football 365
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      8dgws .. good enough?

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looks fine to me. Assume you will be losing Mahrez next week?

  26. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I have KDB & Aguero, do i triple with?

    1. sterling
    2. mahrez

  27. boozybaz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Will Zouma start for Chelsea against Aston Villa.

  28. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    After much deliberation yer old da’s BB XI is as follows:

    Ederson
    Stevens, Lundstram, Egan
    KDB, Grealish, Mount, Saka
    Aguero, Aubameyang, Samatta

    BB: Leno, TAA, Bruno, Lascelles

    What we saying to it?

    1. 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good but do you think Saka will play?

  29. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What do people think of this bench boast team?

    Henderson/ Reina
    TAA, Egan, Lundstram, targett, kelly
    De bruyne, Grealish, Fernandes, Mount, Traore
    Aubameyang, Aguero, Martinelli

  30. etown
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Good evening all, any thoughts on my FH + BB team?

    Henderson

    Lascelles, Baldock, Lundstram

    Mahrez, KDB, Grealish, Fernandes

    Auba, Aguero, Jiminez

    Leno, Cantwell, Aaron's, Targett

    .5 ITB