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. Carlton_Goal
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best captain out of these? Really struggling to pick one this week

    A) Doherty
    B) Son
    C) Martial
    D) Fernandes
    E) Jimenez

    1. Aubamewho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think Jimmy is the most consistent out of them

    2. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm currently on C but I understand E is safer in case any injuries due to the FA Cup

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

    Advice on what to do here, please ?
    1ft, 0.6 itb

    Pope
    TAA VVD Boly Lascelles
    Salah KDB Bruno
    Auba Jiminez Ings
    (Button, Saka, Hayden, Egan)

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Save FT

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

      Save the FT this week. Would be tempted to start Saka over Lascelles too

    3. Aubamewho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      One plan is to save ft and do Ings+Saka> 4.2F+Martial GW 33

  3. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to start?

    A) DCL (LEI)
    B) Ings (wat)

    Thanks!

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

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

      DCL as Ings has a good chance of getting rotated. See team news

  4. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What to do with Bergwijn?

    A. Swap to Mount
    B. Swap to Pulisic
    C. Keep
    D. Anyone else?

    1. KingRichud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

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

      C

    3. Aubamewho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      keep

  5. ZAWAd25
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso Maguire
    Martial Mane Son Pulisic
    Auba (C) Rashford Jimenez

    (Guendouzi 3.9 3.9)

    Any tips appreciated!

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      good team

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

      G2g

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Posted on wrong thread doh! Just a few doubts hanging over Jiminez which i hope some of you can ease as i really wanna captain him.

    Wolves only with a 1-0 win over Bournemout lh the other day, quick turnaround in playtime against a slightly improved villa defence? Jiminez to still definitely start we reckon?

    It’s either him, Rashford, or Martial to captain, completely stumped at the moment.

    Any input cheers guys.

    1. KingRichud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hold out for early team news if you can

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Shall try, cheers man

  7. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    First WC draft.
    WC 33, BB 34.

    Lloris Martinez
    TAA VvD Doherty AWB Taylor
    KdB Mahrez Martial Sarr Foden
    Rashford Jimenez DC-L

    0.2 ITB

    Seem pretty happy with this.
    What would you suggest?

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

      Looks great!

  8. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    FH Team B

    Pope
    Bellerin Azi Alonso
    Mane Pepe Martial Pulisic
    Auba Rashford Jimz

    FH Team A

    Martz
    Trent Alonso Azi
    Mane KDB Martial Pulisic Pepe
    Rashford Jimz

    Button Nketiah Williams Kilman

    A) Keep KDB Trent no Arsenal striker
    B) Bring In Auba Bellerin
    C) Bench KDB play Nketiah and Trent

    Thanks

    1. KingRichud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don’t bench KDB

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        so what should I do keep the team as it is with no Auba against worst defence in the league saying that Auba could be rested I taken out KDB a d Trent for no reason

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Auba I'd think would play, and for me I reckon he will score (perhaps run riot) but it's very difficult to lose either TAA or KDB for him, they are pure pedigree and could produce in any game. For me, like

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Saying all that, if I was on a FH I'd have Auba, I think he'll score at least one

            1. Kane Lane
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              it's hard I don't know what to do thinking just roll team b seeing how it's free hit hoping Trent blanks or doesn't play and KDB is bench which could happen with Foden now in the team with Silva

  9. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to captain
    A Aubameyang
    B Martial
    C Salah
    D Rashford

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Auba could be rested again Norwich, Martial and Rashford have FACup hopefully no injuries and Salah is Salah.

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Martial and Rashford both rested today though, almost guaranteed.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Def not guaranteed at all. OGS wants to win the cup dont he?

          1. End of King Wilson
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Any idea if FA cup also has five subs?

  10. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Jimenez in for Jota unless I hear he is rested.
    If Jota starts and Jimenez doesn't-
    1. Stephens-> Alonso/ Azpi or 2. Dend->Sarr
    Thoughts on this?

    Pope.
    TAA, Maguire, Saiss.
    KDB, Salah (vc), Fernandes, Pulisic.
    Auba (c), Jota*, DCL.
    Stek, Holgate, Stephens*, Dendoncker.
    1ft, 2.3m ITB. WC next GW.

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I cannot see Jota having anything over Jimi other than price.

  11. rhysmd
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    De Gea (3.9)
    TAA Saiss Fernandez (Soyuncu Basham)
    Mane Bruno KDB Sarr (4.4)
    DCL Rashford Jiminez

    1ft 0.2 itb

    Save the transfer and good to go?

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      8 (0)
      7 9 9 (5 3)
      7 8 6 8 (0)
      8 7 9
      just my view considering value for money, rotation, fixtures etc..
      save

  12. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What is your take on rotation? I see Salah, Mane, TAA, Bruno, Rashford, KDB, Auba, Doherty, Jimmi, getting reduced gametime related to fixtures. You could easily have the majority of those players in your squad. The FA cup will be a major factor, especially at semi final and final stage when positions in the league are more apparent.

    Will it be wise to exercise caution with captaincy picks? Should we realize plum fixtures are not so plum when marque players are more at risk of being rested. I fear targeting clubs with easy fixture run ins are not going to be quite as good as anticipated.

    How can we protect ourselves?
    1) Spread the wealth of players to accommodate your bench.
    2) Be careful when targeting a plum fixture for captaincy. (Auba a case in point against Norwich)
    3) Maybe target Centre backs over wing backs.
    4) Undervalued players such as Pulisic and Mahrez may have greater value as their gametime for less money will increase when other more nailed players could decrease.
    5) Choose a solid vice captain and if team news is available then use it. (Jimmi a case in point in GW32)
    6) Keeping a free hit for GW37 and 38 could go horribly wrong.

    I would appreciate your comments

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      The problem with the 5 sub rule is that players are unlikely to be rested for an entire game. This then reduces the benefit of a strong bench because your bench players are unlikely to get on the pitch (unless your team gets hit with a load of injuries of course). Everyone's in the same boat so I think it's probably a case of picking the best assets and hoping for the best and maybe avoiding players who have a history of heavy rotation, like some of the Chelsea mids and Ings for example

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        The one pointer argument is a good one but impact players will do better IMO due to tired legs. Correct me if I am wrong but a lot of goal are scored later in the matches atm. Also, the half hour cameo will reduce when proper rest is needed.

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

      For me the big picture is:
      Top 2 have nothing to play for and will rest and rotate players, trying out youngsters and fringe players, esp coming off the bench for 30 mins. So owning premiums from Liverpool and City will be very frustrating. Instead, I'd focus on the teams behind with everything to play for. United, Chelsea, Wolves, Spurs and Leicester won't risk dropping points when going for CL, FA Cup regardless (imo Sheff U and Arsenal are shot). There will still be rotation with 2 PL games a week, but much less.

      1. Benchies for me are more likely to cover any 10m+ Liverpool and City assets. With the 5 sub rule amny expensive players will still get half a game, so don't expect that much contribution from subs.
      2. Captaincy is an inherent risk for all.
      3. Yes, centre backs will be less rotated; wingbacks will be exhausted.
      4. Yes, worth gambling on a couple of such players.
      5. Yes, but as per point 3, your captain may play 55 mins for 1 point.
      6. No comment - I've blown all my chips!

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks for the reply. Very good post.
        My only issue is premiums might not even come on in the latter stages. so far yes as tiredness and fitness has to be balanced. i can see salah getting a holiday in Cairo if flying is allowed (smile)

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          No, I foresee premiums coming off on 60 mins - or even 55 mins. The subby kids come on for the latter stages when all the goals are scored. Agony!

  13. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    On -4. Gtg?

    --Nyland
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty
    --KDB--Barnes--Martial--Mount
    --Auba--Rash--Jota

    --Leno--Lund--Egan--Saka .
    Thinking of TC Auba.

    Thanks all.

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      3
      7 5 6
      6 3 8 7
      6 7 5
      0 3 3 7
      Sorry, I love doing this. I do it to my drafts and counting the total helps me

    2. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can see the spots of DGW madness. GTG.

  14. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to select ?
    A Jota
    or
    B Saka

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A.

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

        Thanks

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  15. mitro
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play Kiko or Lascelles?

  16. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start?
    Lascelles vs Holgate vs Masina
    Sarr vs Nketiah

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

      To be clear one defender out of the three and one attacker from the two

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lascelles, Nketiah

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

        Thanks!

  17. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Guys due to family cup is it safer to go son captain?Thought about Jimenez but it's a derby..whats your thought guys?

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fa cup* 🙂

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What does it matter if it’s a derby?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        A derby without fans isn't all that.
        spurs and Wolves will be all-out to nab a CL spot. FA Cup very much a lower priority for both.

  18. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hit BB? or save for later?

    Pope
    AWB, TAA, Saiss
    KDB, Richarlison, Son, Bruno
    Auba, Jimi, DCL

    McCarthy, Lascelles, Taylor, Saka

    1. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      WC?

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No. Can't use WC and BB the same gw.

        1. Lucky Z
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I mean do you have WC

        2. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          If you meant I have WC left or not, I've already used it.

          1. Lucky Z
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I would. Good week for your bench.

            1. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              That was my thought too. Can't see favorable fixtures for the 15 without WC, in coming gws. Thank you!

  19. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play

    A. Alli she
    B. Nketiah NOR

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  20. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good to go here?

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes Saka
    Rashford Jimenez(c)

    Patricio DCL Holgate Lascelles

    1FT, 0.2m

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      DCL ahead of Saka?
      BB already used?

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I like Saka against Norwich, BB used

  21. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which transfer I should make?
    Vardy to Rashford or Richarlison to Martial?
    I own also DCL and Fernandes.

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      V>R

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

      probably Vardy to Rashford for me

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Vardy to Rash

  22. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would you make any transfers or hold? 1FT + 0.2m

    DDG Button
    TAA Doherty Aurier Ritchie Bolly
    Salah Fernandes Son Foden Saka
    Rashford Jimi DCL

    1. sneif4
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hold

    2. gringo1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who are you starting in defence this week?

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Good question, currently:

        TAA Doherty Aurier Ritchie

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I like the side.
      if Ritchie fit also good.
      I like Boll but not sure he is as good as Sais.
      Hope Son works out

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks, currently set up like this:

        DDG
        TAA Aurier Doherty Boly
        Salah Son Fernandes Saka
        Rashford(C) Jimenez(vc)

        Button DCL Ritchie Foden

        What you think?

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I am benching DCL myself for Nkhi

  23. ChipsnGravy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play Henderson or McCarthy?

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      M

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      McCarthy

  24. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any Auba owner here not captaining him? Don't like what I have saw when watching them play, cup game before pl game but its Norwich...bit torn if I should play safe and captain Jimmy

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Going with Aubameyang, don't want to overthink. Farewell captaincy.

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        same

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm definitely worried but he's basically the whole reason I didn't WC yet, he's played ok and been unlucky in the last 2 and it's Norwich. He's let me down countless times before but I'm going to stick to my guns anyway. Huge upside potential if he hauls because his ownership is not that high so I think it's an opportunity I've got to take, even if it goes wrong

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Well said. Sticking with Auba then.

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Please don't blame me when he scores 2 points though:-)

  25. sneif4
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start:
    A) Lascelles (bou)
    B) Holgate (LEI)

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  26. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start 2
    A)Bergwijn
    B)Saka
    C) DCL
    D) Lascelles

    1. gringo1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A and D?

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

      CB

  27. gringo1000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play 2 of Boly, Doherty,Richie,SaintMax?
    Thanks

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      First two

  28. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play one:

    A) Saka
    B) DCL
    C) Boly

    1. gringo1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Boly

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

      C

  29. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pope / Button
    TAA / Gomez / Boly / Lascelles / O'Connell
    Salah / KDB / Martial / Fernandes / Sarr
    DCL / Ings / Jimenez

    2 FT and 0.6 ITB. Not sure what to do, tempting to ditch and spread his cash. Any suggestions?

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ditch who?

    2. la boneza
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who are lookin to ditch?

  30. la boneza
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would love some advice on difficult benching decisions here.. Was planning to save BB for gw37 fixtures but it is in play for this week despite only 3 players with Home matches...

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Salah KDB Son Bruno Martial
    Rashford Jota

    Pope Nketiah Lascelles Taylor

    Could roll dice on playing Nketiah over KDB.. or BB despite Away fixtures.. ?

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      BB if you do not have WC to sort your team in preparation for BB later. I am doing it myself too!

      1. la boneza
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yea I'm tempted, but honestly this team is very well sorted going forward for my liking.. and I'd prefer to double Wolves def instead of Burnley with Taylor to Saiss down the road..

        I'm more tempted to risk putting Kevin as first sub and playing Nketiah, I've a feeling Lacazette will start the FA Cup and Pep may play Kevin to go for the cup... the FA Cup is such a mindf*ck right now, waste of BB if starters play 0 mins in Prem...