Pro Pundits - Az

The United players I’m backing in FPL – and the Arsenal assets I’m avoiding

It’s baaaack… and it’s relentless!

As we march onwards in these uncertain times, the deadlines keep coming and we are all having to adapt as quickly as possible as we learn about different managers’ strategies, team fitness and who’s come back raring to go.

I’ve experienced all the familiar FPL emotions over the last week and, I have to say, I’m very happy that 22 men are running around after a ball again.

I’ve watched some incredibly poor games (Everton v Liverpool was particularly turgid), experienced the joy of a last-minute winner for my side (take a bow Neal Maupay (£5.7m)) and, of course, experienced a goal for one of my players chalked off by VAR (unlucky Son Heung-min (£9.7m)).

My own FPL team has got off to a decent post-COVID start. Using the Bench Boost in Gameweek 30+ saw me nearly half my rank (up from 165k to 94k) and my Wildcard team looks set to deliver a small green arrow, despite not owning any Liverpool attackers and backing Everton to do a demolition job on Norwich City.

Back in Gameweek 11, thoughts of a top 10k finish looked laughable. But, I feel like I’ve got the wind in my sails a bit and if I can have a strong end to the season, there’s no reason why this can’t be achieved.

I want to use this piece to focus on two teams that I’ve paid particular attention to, for very different reasons.

Arsenal

I mean, this is hardly revolutionary punditry. But, I think it’s really important to consider just how bad Arsenal have been since the restart – even if they did bounce back to winning ways against Southampton.

Arsenal have conceded 30 shots in the box since the restart, which is more than Norwich (21), West Ham (14) and Bournemouth (10). Even accounting for the extra fixture, that’s not great.

At the other end of the pitch, they’re averaging a chance every 11.4 minutes, which puts them in the same company as the likes of Watford, West Ham and Bournemouth.  

Mikel Arteta has inherited a mess, there’s no doubt about it, and the team that kept three clean sheets in four pre-COVID games looks like a distant memory.

There are rumours of unrest in the Arsenal camp, with Arteta reportedly unhappy with the attitude of some of his players during the break.

3pm team news

Against City, Arsenal went with a youthful lineup, but to me, the players starting, particularly Matteo Guendouzi (£4.2m), Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Joe Willock (£4.7m), don’t look ready to be week-in week-out regulars.

Combined with a defence that will soon include David Luiz (£5.7m) and be without Bernd Leno (£4.9m) – their chances of a strong end to the season look slim-to-none.

Surely their talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), who is 32 next year and likely has one big move left in his career, will be looking to head to the exit door. He did manage seven shots (three on target) against Brighton, which is encouraging, but he again failed to deliver against Southampton and if he repeats that trick against Norwich, I can’t see anyone keeping faith in the Gabonese international.

In my mind, targeting teams playing Norwich looked a strong play from now until the end of the season and after what I’ve seen so far, bringing in those that are playing Arsenal also looks a guarantee of points.

With Norwich heading to the Emirates, it’s almost unthinkable to think that Arsenal won’t get a win – but this could be their last chance to get three points in a while, with Wolves, Leicester, Tottenham and Liverpool all to come in the subsequent four Gameweeks. Eek.

In my view, the most worrying thing about Arsenal is their complete lack of desire to create openings and carve out chances. Dani Ceballos (£5.2m), I’d argue, is their most creative player and is performing relatively well in his new deeper-lying role, but this means he is absent from where they perhaps need him, pulling the strings further up the pitch.

As post-match highlights revealed, despite playing against a high-line City defence, players were reserved in trying to pick out Aubameyang.

Against Brighton, defending for the Seagulls was too easy at times and it took a wonder goal from Nicolas Pépe (£9.2m) for Arsenal to get a goal. It seems to me that Arteta is trying to patch up a frankly horrible defence with more negative tactics, but at the cost of fluidity and flexibility which makes the majority of their attackers avoidable.

I will however be keeping my eye on Bukayo Saka, who at £4.7m doesn’t eat up many funds in your budget, and may be a decent pick against Norwich if you are looking for some ‘coverage’ outside of Aubameyang.

He had two goal attempts against Brighton and I was impressed with him, particularly in the first half. He’s created more goals than any other Arsenal player this calendar year and even managed to hit the post against the Seagulls.

He’s in my line-up for Gameweek 31+ despite my reservations about Arsenal, with my frustrations towards Richarlison’s (£8.3m) uninspiring performance echoing in my mind, and perhaps not enough time to get over it before the next deadline.

Manchester United

Ole is indeed at the wheel, and currently, he’s at the wheel of a Ferrari rather than the Reliant Robin we saw him driving earlier in the season.

It has been two very different games for Manchester United so far: a more tactical battle against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, followed by a swashbuckling display against a patched-up Sheffield United. But, it’s hard to argue with four points from these games, the first hat-trick for a United player in the post-Ferguson era and some decent defensive displays (despite a couple of individual errors that nearly broke Roy Keane).

When I decided to Wildcard, getting three United players was always the priority. As I went through the options, it was encouraging to see just how many players that I could feasibly consider.

Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) was a shoo-in. The highest-scoring player since he signed, he was averaging more points than even Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) per game. He’s exactly the kind of player I like in my team, one who has the monopoly on set pieces, looks to play killer balls and isn’t afraid of a shot. He’s everything I wanted James Maddison (£7.5m) to be, but the quality difference between the two is clearly vast.

Fernandes was unlucky not to get a couple of assists against Sheffield United, too. I did consider pairing him with Paul Pogba (£8.3m), but with no penalties and rumours of a more deep-lying role (look at those long passes he can deliver), I decided against it.

I also wanted to tap into the backline. Pre-COVID, United had really turned a corner in terms of their defence. They now have five clean sheets in their last seven games. The hard decision was knowing who to get.

I tend to avoid centre-backs as I prefer more attacking full-backs, so that was Harry Maguire (£5.3m) out. Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s (£5.3m) stats hardly inspired confidence and so it fell, against all odds, to David de Gea (£5.3m).

The more I think about this move, however, the happier I am with it. A back three of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Matt Doherty (£6.3m) and Serge Aurier (£5.0m) gives me a perfect blend of form and fixtures until the end of the season and helps me get involved with the Red Devils’ backline.

I also decided after the Spurs game to go with Marcus Rashford (£9.0m), who I thought looked dangerous, if a bit rusty. I was hoping some of that rust would have worn off by the Sheffield United game but alas, two glorious chances wasted.

He still came away with two assists, however, and for those (like me) that went with Rashford over Anthony Martial (£8.1m), I urge patience. The two are matching each other in terms of penalty area touches (14 vs 13) and are very close in terms of goal attempts (four v six). The key difference? Martial has been clinical with a 50% goal conversion. If the two keep getting the chances they are getting, I expect both players to be strong options until the end of the season.

So why am I not dropping Rashford for Martial, who is playing ‘out of position’, gets an extra point for a goal and even a clean sheet point too? The reasoning is just as it was pre-Wildcard: Martial is one of the most infuriating to own players in the game. When you think he’s going to do well, he doesn’t. When United need a spark, he’s often missing. When you watch a match wanting your players to get on and demand the ball, he can leave you hanging.

The first half of the Spurs game was a perfect example of the frustration that I have experienced owning Martial in my team in the past. He touched the ball nine times, the fewest of any player on the pitch. He comes too deep at times, and often looks laboured at getting back into the box.

Despite constant calls from Solskjaer that he wants him lurking more predatorily, certain games are going to see him falling back into these habits and United will not have an easier game this season than they did against Sheffield United.

When you compare Rashford and Martial over the season, in terms of averages per appearance, Rashford is ahead on just about every metric. I know it can be tempting to switch to “flavour of the week”, but to me, Martial is exactly that sort of player – great one week, awful the next. I’m sticking with Rashford.

If you’re rocking less than three United players, you could do a lot worse than using a transfer on Martial, but with games coming thick and fast, your transfers are more valuable than ever. Use them wisely.

As we head towards the final straight of the season, however, I think the most important bit of advice I can give you is: play your own game.

If you disagree with me, triple up on Arsenal v Norwich and hand Martial the armband. If you’re watching as much football as I am, you’ll be making your own minds up on who to target. Now isn’t the time to play it safe – attack the Gameweek, trust your gut, use the Members’ Area to compare stats post-COVID to pre-COVID and extract as much as you can from this crazy end to a season which I doubt we will ever see the likes of again.

But above all else, keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and healthy out there – and see you in the pub when this all blows over.


Az has been a contributor to the site and Scoutcast guest for many years. The Brighton and Hove Albion supporter has three top 10k finishes to his name in a long Fantasy career, the best of which was a rank of 817 in the 2017/18 season.

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2,115 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thinking both Brighton and Villa have been good defensively will make it diffuclt for Utd and Wolves so roll ft and bench Traore?

    A. Roll ft
    B. Mane to Martial

    Bench one:
    1. Traore
    2. Ings
    3. DCL

    0itb 1ft - WC and BB left
    Pope
    TAA Lascelles Saiss
    Salah(c) Mane KDB Fernandes
    DCL Ings Jimi
    (Ryan Traore Stephens Williams)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Anyone?

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd bench DCL

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B3

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      First question is 50/50, but don’t bench Traore unless early team news leak says he’s benched

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'm sure Traore will start. Is he a better option than DCL or Ings?

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yes

    5. VAR United
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’d spread the liverpool funds. Mane to Martial looks decent long term

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        that is the plan but is Martial a better option than Mane for this GW?

        1. VAR United
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Man City at home. Pep won’t want to get thrashed.

    6. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Why bench DCL? is he not getting a good amount of chances in the box? or has he not been getting good service?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Leicester are good defensively so expect a tight affair at Goodison

  2. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who do i bench?

    Pope Martin
    TAA Aurier Doherty Awb Lascelles
    Salah KDB Son Martial Pulisic
    Nketia Greenwood Jimi

    Currently: Martin Greenwood Lascelles Aurier....

    1. checkit_j
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Play aurier

    2. VAR United
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Aurier for AWB

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bench AWB

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you do Williams (Man U) > Aurier for - 4?

    Yeah or Nah?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      well it depends if you have someone to start in defence. otherwise yes

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lascelles

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Lund’s

        2. Bielsa's Bucket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Play Lascelles rather than -4 imo

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            My thoughts too. Cheers

  4. VAR United
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    FH team, good to go?

    Martinez
    Aurier / Alonso / Doherty
    Salah / Pulisic / Martial / Pepe
    Rashford / Aubameyang (c) / Jimenez

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not a fan of Pepe

      1. VAR United
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Had Mahrez in there before but wanted a punt. Might reconsider

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          budget?

          1. VAR United
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            10m

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              For G32, go with Son 8.6% ownership. Difficult to know if Mahrez will start due to the FA cup game

              1. VAR United
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                I think Sheffield will keep it tight at the back.. 1-0 written all over it

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  maybe, if you want to go for an Arsenal player, is Saka not a better player to pick than Pepe?

                  1. VAR United
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    It just feels wrong to have 5m sitting in the bank on a FH

  5. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Considering I've already got Doherty on the pitch, would you start Saiss for the Wolves defensive double up vs Villa, or Cahill home to Burnley?

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I've gone for double up. Derby game, Wolves hoping to put a nail in coffin.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Double wolves

  6. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss Lascelles
    Salah KDB Bruno Son
    Rashford(c) Jimenez(v)
    (Button Greenwood Holgate Davis)

    Gtg or any transfers worth making?

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      All good

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      GTG

  7. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bottomed.. help please!

    I’ve got an excellent bench boost this week but I’m put off by the FA cup fixtures..

    Should I
    A) Play it and not over think it
    B) Hold it for another week

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      hold

  8. barracuda
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Many beers today, more to come and some blue movies..and more

    Vardy to Eddie? C Ed?

  9. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    After a pleasant 210pts over the last 2 gameweeks, where do we fom here?

    Pope
    TAA AWB Doherty
    Salah Martial Fernandes Richarlison
    DCL Vardy Jimenez

    Button / Lascelles / Robinson / Guendouzi

    0.2m itb 1FT

    A. Good to go & Save FT
    B. Richarlison 》 Alli
    C. Richarlison & DCL 》 Alli & Deeney (-4).

    1. barracuda
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      207 here, C? Are you smoking?

    2. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. Totti
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      save

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Give rich and dcl another chance and save ft

    5. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A. I just sold richarlison to get martial so incoming haul from him

  10. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How is that looking? Is the bench order right?

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
    Mané, KDB, Fernandes, Martial
    Jiménez (C), DCL, Nketiah

    Henderson, Grealish, Saïss, Egan

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      swap Saiss with Grealish

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you think that Nketiah plays then BB is right. Nice team but DCL might struggle v Leicester

  11. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bench correct?

    Foden, Lascelles, Dunk

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yes

  12. Victor6359
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who would you rather have?

    A: Bruno
    B: Salah

    Cheers

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      for GW32, probably Salah

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah

      1. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Pedersen. What a player back then

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          He could hit a ball, that's for sure. Loved watching Tugay Kerimoğlu

    3. Totti
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      depends
      if you've rashford and martial then salah
      if not then bruno 🙂

  13. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will wildcard in gw33 but for this week, suggestions welcome

    Krul
    TAA Boly Baldock
    Salah kdb mahrez Grealish
    Auba (c) Jimmy Deeney

    would you:
    A- Krul to Pope or up to 5.0m
    B- Grealish to 6.7m any suggestions? Not Sarr as already own Deeney
    C- both moves up to 11.3m
    D- something else

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A or B Traore

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Any other suggestions. Feel Krul can get 3 points so happy to move Grealish but who is a unique one week punt?

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Any chance Martinez and Chelsea mid -4 pays off this week?

  14. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who scores more?
    A) Basham
    B) Aurier -4

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2-2

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  15. barracuda
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why do we protect FH to GW38????

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Some theory

  16. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When does the new Premier League season start?

  17. checkit_j
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Struggling to DECIDE CAPTIAN.

    A - Jimi
    B - Rash
    C - Salah.

    Pros and Cons for all of them.

    A - Early game and didn't play amazingly well last game besides the goal. But easy win? Baby due soon too.
    B - desperate to get on the score sheet and is always looking for goal. Brighton is no push over Though. FA CUP
    C - Going for golden Boot and celebrate in style but will city really give in that easily. Liverpool will be a more rested side. Big game.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C with Fernandinho missing the game
      Feel Brighton will be tough to beat

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If Pepe could score against BRI then Martial or Rashford should, don't know where the logic comes from but could be true 😉

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          It’s a typical game for united to struggle in but who knows maybe they’re on a roll and Brighton at the beach

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Those types of games when we struggled to break down teams were before Bruno, nevermind Bruno and Pogba.

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not A if it helps

      1. checkit_j
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nope. Haha

        Any reason

  18. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    who to capitan?

    Son Salah Bruno Jiemenz

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Have all 4 of these, but Aubameyang (c) Son(vc) so Son

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not Son for me

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimenez or Salah

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      chasing ML so Salah

    5. Totti
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      captain:

      A) rashford
      B) martial
      C) son

  19. ShackledAce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WC.

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Doherty Aurier Saiss Kiko
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Rash Jimi Nketiah

    Bench three or BB?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd prob bb that.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        WC he says

    2. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good team

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      you can't bench boost...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        this

      2. ShackledAce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Aah, youre right. Shame

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          tis, nice team

          1. ShackledAce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            bench order right?
            Pope, nketiah, saiss, kiko

    4. Punty McPuntface
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice. BB for me

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      can't play two chips in the one GW

  20. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey pretty stuck on whether to take a hit with
    Pope
    Lascelles / TAA / Alonso
    KDB / Salah / Mane / Sarr
    Jimi / Jota / Rash
    Anything worth a hit in this team or GTG no FT & 0.5itb.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      G2G

    2. Punty McPuntface
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      G2G

    3. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      cheers

  21. Punty McPuntface
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Looking to strengthen this wc team, any thoughts?

    Ederson Martinez
    AWB Aurier TAA lascelles Doherty
    Pulsic Salah KDB Saka Martial
    Jimmy Rashford Nkheita

    2.7 ITB

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      prob too much on the bench but Lascelles to Alonso

      1. Punty McPuntface
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Then swap pulsic back to traore and start with 5 at the back?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          if you want, don't need to

    2. VAR United
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Great team. 442?

      1. Punty McPuntface
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah at the mo!

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Must have crazy high team value?

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sorry thought you had Son in there not Pulisic.

        Still very good

        1. Punty McPuntface
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I had son in but I really didn't like his position in the last game when alli was back in the team

      2. Punty McPuntface
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        107m

  22. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is it worth a -4 to transfer DCL to Nketiah to Rashford to Auba and captain Auba against Norwich?

    Then bring back Rashford for Auba the following week?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      if capt Auba hauls then it'll be worth it

      1. mysteryDave
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Unless Rashford also hauls

    2. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      DCL to Nketiah (c)
      Save your hit 😉

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No

  23. bigdip
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Help pls:
    DDG (Martin)
    TAA/Saiss/Kiko (Lascelles, LUNDY)
    KDB/Son/Mane/BRUNO(Saka)
    Jimenez/Rashida (c) (Nketiah)

    (0.0 itb)
    A) Lundy & Martial -> Aurier & Bruno for a -4hit?
    B) Keep FT
    C) Any other suggestions

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just Lundstram to Aurier, why would you sell Martial?

      1. mysteryDave
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        As he is an inconsistant player. He has had his bang, unlikely to do it again this season. While Bruno is consistent.

        Worth keeping Martial for another price rise or two though if you can to take some profit.

    3. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Team says Bruno but your (A) transfer says martial?

      If that is meant to be martial i wouldn't be swapping after a hatrick and playing as a #9

    4. mysteryDave
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Play Lascalles ahead of Kiko surely?

  24. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play one.

    A) Lascelles - BOU (A)
    B) Targett - WOL (H)

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. mysteryDave
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You really need to ask?
      Wolves 6th
      Newcastle 13th
      Bournemouth 18th
      Aston Villa 19th

      1. MarcusAurelius
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        If only all results went according to league position!

        1. mysteryDave
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          In the form they are in, those two fixtures will.
          Bournemouth and Villa are abject at the moment while Newcastle are looking solid and Wolves are on fire.

          Nobody would play Targett against Wolves on the form they're in surely?

    3. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  25. mysteryDave
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Standard RMT - no chips

    Martinez
    TAA, Aurier, Saiss
    Mane, KDB, Fernandes(v), Traore, Saka
    Aubameyang(c), Vardy
    (Martin, Calvert-Lewin, Lascalles, Cathcart)

    0.5m ITB, 1 FT

    Any suggestions. I can see Wan-Bissaka price going up tonight but can't see easy ways to get in. Could lose Vardy for Rashford but think Vardy still has a bang in him.

    Anything to do or roll the transfer to next week where I'll need it to switch Auba into Salah?

  26. dezille
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Start Kiko or Holgate?

    1. barcaa7
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kiko

  27. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is there no one taking a punt on Kane this week?

    1. mysteryDave
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      People are buying him in. His price has gone up once and may again tomorrow.

      Doesn't seem like a good option when Aubameyang is against Norwich at a simlar price but maybe worth a punt.

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not this week, but planning to get him in on WC tomorrow

  28. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Need to take some captain risks so makes no sense to hold Salah with rotation imminent.

    Salah, Jota > Martial, Rashford (-4)?

    Pope
    TAA Alonso Doherty Maguire
    Salah KDB Sarr
    Auba (C) Jiménez Jota

    Leno* Hayden Fleck Egan

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Could be gold

      The problem then is where you go with Auba. I’m also looking at a Liverpool free midfield. But the rub is there’s so little to select up top.

      By 34 I’m aiming for this minus 8

      KdB Son Bruno Martial Mahrez
      Jim xxxx

      Hoping against hope Tammy - who I hold - comes good. Like you I have Maguire which means the United triple up top is out.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Auba will become Jesus I think to free up more funds for midfield. I’m still not sold on Son, and Bruno will tick with assists and pens but I don’t think he will be the explosive force in the Red Devils squad

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yep

          Jesus is on my radar - he’s got a beastly record when he starts - just no good off the bench really.

          Agree on Bruno. Cursing myself for not making the switch to Martial when I could - overthought it.

  29. Mr_Barbs
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Own Rashford + Bruno. Quite fancy a punt on Pulisic. Who to bring in for Richarlison?

    A) Martial
    B) Pulisic

    1. mysteryDave
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pulisic
      Get a defender for your 3rd Utd if you can.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Martial for me

      Think there’ll be heavy rotation at Chelsea and comparative stability at United - who I think are right now a better attacking side. Pogba is only going to get better and add more

  30. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is nobody considering doubling united defence rather than load up on attacking assets? They have been exceptionally solid at the back and have the stats to back it

    1. mysteryDave
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Reasonable shout but with Bruno, Rashford, Martial looking so good you'd have to leave 2 of them out.