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Pulisic and Willian continue fine FPL form as West Ham gear up for fixture swing

West Ham United 3-2 Chelsea

  • Goals: Tomas Soucek (£4.8m), Michail Antonio (£6.9m), Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.2m) | Willian (£7.1m) x2
  • Assists: Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m) x2, Antonio | Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) x2
  • Bonus: Willian x3, Antonio x2, Bowen x1

A late goal from substitute Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.2m) won West Ham United a game of twists, turns and one contentious VAR decision.

Such is the state of play at both ends of the table that the result could prove crucial for the Hammers’ Premier League survival and damaging for Chelsea’s Champions League aspirations.

But from a Fantasy perspective, it was not quite such a dramatic evening.

Of the players who brought in decent Fantasy Premier League (FPL) returns, only Chelsea midfielders Willian (£7.1m), who scored twice, and Christian Pulisic (£7.0m), who claimed assists for both goals, could be found in at least five per cent of Fantasy squads.

West Ham’s four main contributors – Yarmolenko, Tomas Soucek (£4.8m), Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m) – are owned by roughly 120,000 FPL managers. In total.

For context, Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£10.7m) ownership is 32 times larger than that. All by his ginger self.

That said, the Fantasy repercussions could linger longer than last night’s hauls.

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard didn’t spare all of the horses in his line-up choices, making just two changes from the side that beat Manchester City six days previously and starting five players who were given extended run-outs in the weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City.

That was proof, if it were ever actually needed, that rotation won’t be a major issue for those managers looking to capitalise on the Blues’ next four fixtures, which involve Watford and Norwich City at home and trips to Crystal Palace and Sheffield United.

The fight for Champions League spots is now so intense – two places sought by four teams separated by just three points – that Lampard can’t afford to rest his key players.

Last night, the stars were Willian and Pulisic, who have both appeared in all four matches since football returned.

The Brazilian, owned by 5% in FPL, is in sparkling form, with four goals and an assist from the last four Gameweeks.

He made his mark from set-pieces against West Ham, converting a penalty – his second in successive league games – and then a free-kick, both times following fouls on Pulisic.

The American has been equally productive since the restart, with two goals and as many assists since Gameweek 30+, although he was profligate when blasting over the bar in the first half following a clever dummy from Tammy Abraham‘s (£7.5m) clever step-over.

Small wonder that the pair are the most popular transfer targets among Chelsea assets heading into Gameweek 33+, although Mason Mount (£6.2m), who created a couple of chances during a 37-minute cameo at the London Stadium, and Abraham are also attracting interest.

The England striker started his first league match since Gameweek 25 last night, but managed only one attempt, off-target, and a single chance created during an underwhelming performance that was in stark contrast to his dynamic turn from the bench in the win over Man City.

Lampard was left to rue his side’s defensive shortcomings against the Hammers:

There’s without a doubt a good group of players in there, but then when you analyse the consistency, you feel a game like this is coming. Again, that shows there’s work to do. If we are opening up to try and score that winning goal then we have to be prepared to run back the other way and defend. And defend better.

West Ham exposed a weakness at set-pieces for which Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m) deserves a sizeable chunk of the blame.

The Spaniard struggled to command his area last night; a fault that led to both of Soucek’s openers.

The midfielder thought he’d scored his first-ever West Ham goal when he hooked home following Antonio’s botched attempt from a cross, only for VAR to rule the Englishman was lying offside, which he was (just), and interfering with play, which he really wasn’t.

As it happened, the decision proved more derisory than costly, as another corner led to another Soucek goal, this time from a header back across goal and past the hapless Kepa.

In fairness, the Hammers’ other strikes could not be laid at the keeper’s door, with their second an emphatic finish from Antonio which gave Bowen his second assist of the night.

But the defending of Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) and Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) certainly left a lot to be desired regarding Yarmolenko’s winner.

The Ukraine international finished sweetly from Antonio’s pass on the break, but he went past Rudiger all too easily and was helped no end by the fact that Alonso neglected to track his run in the first place.

Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet since Gameweek 22 and only six all season – that’s just one more than Norwich and Aston Villa – although, amazingly, Villa have conceded double (553) the attempts that Chelsea (276) have allowed.

Equally mystifying is that only Manchester City have allowed fewer shots than the 276 conceded by Chelsea, and only two teams (City and Liverpool) have better tallies for shots on target conceded than the Blues.

Whatever the causes of all that, it’s clear Chelsea defenders are not featuring highly on Fantasy managers’ wish lists, although Alonso’s attacking threat against the Hammers will be highlighted in the Members Analysis section below.

West Ham assets have not proved any more popular, but there’s a differential option or two to be had as David Moyes’ men prepare for the final six, potentially mad, matches of the season.

The madness will almost certainly arise from half of those fixtures involving do-or-die clashes with fellow relegation candidates Norwich, Watford and Villa.

The rest of their schedule is less fraught, but could prove testing for their goalscoring potential, as the defences of Burnley, Newcastle and Manchester United are among the tightest in the league.

In Antonio, Moyes has found a gem that he was keen to praise post-match.

We need him so much. He led the line really well.

Fantasy managers could be tempted by the midfielder if he remains in an out-of-position role up front – likely as the club’s recognised strikers are currently either injured or out of favour.

Bowen is another who could be worth a look as the January signing has a goal and two assists from his five Premier League starts now.

Both he and Antonio are hardly popular – owned by 0.1% and 0.8% respectively – which marks them out as major differentials.

And although Gameweek 21 was the last time the Hammers kept a clean sheet, their schedule involves a number of games that don’t exactly scream goals, so a low-cost punt such as Issa Diop (£4.3m) might be worth considering as well.

What’s for definite is that neither side is about to start thinking of the beach any time soon, leaving Fantasy managers with a number of motivated players to pick from as the season draws to  a close.


West Ham United United XI (4-5-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice, Bowen (Yarmolenko 78′), Fornals (Balbuena 90′), Lanzini (Wilshere 68′); Antonio.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kovacic (Mount 52′), Kante; Pulisic, Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 63′), Willian; Abraham (Giroud 63′).

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3,040 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best cheap 5th defender option rest of way. Want to swap out Lundy (have Egan):

    - Jack Robinson
    - Holgate
    - Taylor

    1. michudagawd
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Holgate

    2. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Taylor.

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      holgate or taylor

    4. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you have Pope then you might want Holgate to hedge your bets. That was my thinking when I went Pope, Holgate, Lascelles and Femenia (alongside TAA and Doherty).

    5. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Garcia might be a decent pick

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think he might be nailed with Laporte as the CB pairing

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That's what I'm hoping

    6. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great shouts. Off to have a think. Thanks gents.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Holgate

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    will likely start on the bench but:

    1. Nketiah
    2. Connolly

    Thanks

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      connoly mate

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ok thanks mate

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          its norwich.....need i say more

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Connolly often starts the Gardner games and gets benched for the easier ones. (Workrate.)

            Brighton will delaertately want to secure 3 points vs. Norwich and I can see an attacking lineup.

            Maupay, Trossard etc. Murray could even start, although more likely he gets subbed on later.

            All I'm saying is don't rely on a Connolly start.

  3. michudagawd
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Repost

    Pope
    TAA Boly Doherty
    Salah Grealish KDB Fernandes Martial
    Auba Jimenez

    Button - Cathcart Stephens Brewster

    2 FTs, Nothing itb.

    Auba and Grealish out for one of these options:

    A) Pulisic + Jesus
    B) Mahrez + Greenwood
    C) Sterling + Greenwood
    D) Pulisic + Rashford
    E) Saint-Maximin + Rashford
    F) Foden + Rashford

    Or something else?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      b for this week

    2. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  4. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son + Vardy > Mahrez + Kane - worth a -4?

  5. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Damn! Just noticed that if VAR hadn't ruled out Mahrez goal, I'd have hit 100

  6. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which move looks better?

    A) Grealish + Rich > Mahrez/Willian + Pulisic (-4). Rashford/Fernandes(C)

    B) DCL + Rich > Salah(C) + Greenwood (-4)

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      b

    2. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A. Mahrez. Bruno captain.

      1. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This^

  7. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on wc plz. Have a BB to play possibly in 37

    Martinez Mccarthy
    Taa Holgate Taylor Lascelles boly
    Salah kdb martial bruno mahrez
    Ings jimi greenwood

    Thank you

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is GW37 the week where FA cup SF are played before the league games?

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        yes

  8. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves.

    Son+Richarlison+Vardy to Mahrez+Martial+Kane(-8)?

    I don't mind keeping Vardy, but with the lockdown....

    Thanks.

    1. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like it!

  9. tc93
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any ideas what to do with this lot? Got 2FT and 2.6ITB. Top 40k and want to keep pushing

    1) Grealish + Mount + O'Connell --> Mahrez + Pulisic + 4.1 (-4)
    2) Grealish + Mount + Auba --> Pulisic + Son + Nikitiah (-4) (next week bring in Mahrez for Cantwell)
    3) Grealish + Mount + Auba --> Pulisic + Salah + Nikitiah (-4) (next week transfer out Cantwell for St. Maximan/or another mid priced mid).
    4) Grealish + Mount --> Foden + Pulisic (free)

    Team:
    Patricio / Button
    TAA / Doherty / Maguire / O'Connell / Edan
    Grealish / Fernandes / KDB / Mount / Cantwell
    Aubamayang / Rashford / Jiminez

  10. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Repost, never seem to get replies these days.
    My season is well and truly over, so having a bit of fun with my last chip this GW, the FH. Would like some thoughts on it please gents.

    Ederson
    TAA - VVD - Alonso
    Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Pulisic - Fernandes
    Rashford - Greenwood
    ___________________________________
    Ryan: Dunk: Lascelles: Nketiah 0.5 itb

    Thinking all or nothing, may as well, just trying to finish as respectively as i can if that's even possible.

    Thanks.

    Original team FWIW:

    Henderson
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier - Taylor
    Mane - KDB - Martial - Fernandes
    Rashford - Jiminez
    __________________________
    Krul: Cantwell: Nketiah: Lundstram

    So without doing the FH, i'd be tempted to just do Cantwell + Lundstram >> Pulisic + Lascelles for exact money.

    1. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd hold FH for a better punt, your team is good enough for this GW and Pulisic could be a good punt with Watford looking poor

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers Jia, and for replying. Yeah i kinda thought that, suppose it's just after a 50 point week, feel like i must use it to climb wherever i can.

        Pulisic in for a -4 then.

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      thibk if you just do rash and cantwell to greenwood and mahrez your good for this week and hold ft

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Some nice moves suggested there, cheers man, just wished greenwood was nailed, suppose he should play though.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          look at my wc above...i put him in. Think he will start team looks balanced with him

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            yah just had a look, looks solid. I may even do that yet, looks a good game for Greenwood to play in, cheers man.

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      yes you dont need to FH that mate, maybe FH GW38 could be fun

      and your transfers look good, i was going to get Pulisic all week but then Mahrez has turned my head now

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers bud! Yeah the more i was frantically doing the FH the more i was thinking does it even need it.
        Mahrez served me well in the DGW restart, want him again, but Pulisic may have to do for now, unless you like the thought of Rashford > Greenwood + Cantwell > Mahrez as suggested above?

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        mahrez turned everyone...or should we say pep has. I was alp for foden in but seems like foden played full game and likely to be rested

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          yeah its a risky game second guessing Pep but I'm attempting it haha... Cantwell >> Foden next week in the hope he starts v Newcastle

    4. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Save FH for 38 IMO
      You had some big Bundesliga scores on the final GW for example (the scoring system is different but some players scored 170+ in the fantasy Bundesliga)

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Aye cheers Sun, very true, some monster scores last GW isn't ehre.

  11. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    OK soooo play:

    1. Lascelles (WHU)
    2. Connolly (nor)

    Ta

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      haha connoly!

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        haha will he start though...

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I think so. I was in 2 mind in my wc to wither go awb and connolly or greenwood and holgate...connolly will play

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            ok thanks... hope so im relying on you that he starts

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              come find me if he don't

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Connolly.

      Any advice just above? Starved of replies these days.

    3. michudagawd
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Connolly

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        do you think he starts?

        1. michudagawd
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I think he will. Potter does like to tinker though so it's a bit of a risk.

  12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son to Foden for free?

    1. Nuno
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son to Mahrez

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will he play?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait a GW IMO
      Foden seems likely to be benched
      If you look at the history Son actually tends to get attacking points in consecutive weeks

      1. Nuno
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Son also breaks legs vs Everton

        1. Sun Jihai
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          True!

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez more likely to start this GW

  13. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Foden a good option to add for the remaining season? Thinking whether to add Mahrez (and bench Connolly), or rotate Foden as the 5th midfielder with Ings

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      thats my plan. But on wc so put mahrez in for this week and will swap with foden week after

    2. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yea if Foden is benched this week, may play against Newcastle at home

  14. Nuno
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    GW33+ Son to Mahrez this week, save the second transfer.

    GW34+ Mane & Nketiah to Kane (c) & Foden

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Lascelles (Holgate)
    KDB Mahrez Fernandes Martial Foden
    Kane Jimenez (DCL)

  15. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Not sure I’ve been happier with my team all season ahead of this GW:

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
    Salah(vc), KDB, Fernandes(c), Pulisic
    Rashford, Jimenez, Greenwood

    Subs: Martin, Holgate, Femenia, Davis

    £3.0m in the bank. Next week Davis will become Foden for an epic midfield 5.

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost same team!

      Only difference is I have Mahrez over your Pulisic.

      GL mate!

  16. Bobby Bottles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    planning on playing the bench boost this weekend. current team below:

    Pope / Button
    TAA / Doherty / Lascelles / Taylor / AWB
    KDB / Salah / Fernandes / Pulisic / Sarr
    DCL / Jimi / Rashy

    Have 0.8 mil in the bank...

    1. should i transfer out button to ryan? they play Norwich away this weekend
    - or -
    2. Sarr and DCL > Mahrez and Nketiah for -4

    Torn btwn Salah, Rashford and Fernandes for captain.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      to BB, It'll be wise to have a playing GK

  17. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lads, if you are leading your ML by whiskers.. All your main rival have Rashford.. Is it mad to not own him? Vardy is blanking..

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got to bring him in especially against BOU

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bruno
      Martial
      Greenwood
      Rashford

      the best Man Utd attackers in order IMO (also considering price)

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just wish Greenwood was nailed

      2. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cue Rashford hattie vs B'Mouth!!

        1. Sun Jihai
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I have him, so would hope for that!
          But I do think Greenwood offers a bit less but at a much lower price, while Martial gets more points for goals scored

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do you have a FT? If so, you have to cover. Especially considering the fixture.

    4. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes although it’s quite weird your rival only owns 1 player

  18. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best player to start in GW33
    1. Mahrez
    2. Greenwood

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1

    2. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1

  19. dezille
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot please! 2FTs, 0 ITB.

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Holgate (Kiko, Simpson)
    Salah KDB Fernandes Son (Guendouzi)
    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    A) Salah, Guendouzi > Martial, Mahrez (352, bench DCL)
    B) Son > Martial/Mahrez, save the other FT
    C) Kiko, Son > Aurier/Saiss, Martial
    D) Kiko, Son > Wan Bissaka, Pulisic

    343 is killing me atm (DCL in place of so much midfield value), especially as Guendouzi has lost his place and my bench is so thin. Gut says get rid of Salah to spread the cash (won't be captaining anyway) and move to 352. Head says just get rid of Son for Martial/Mahrez and reassess next week. I've put Pulisic in there as an option but I'm not a fan as I see Chelsea as a 2 goal team rather than United, City as 3+ goal potential.

    Cheers!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B and Mahrez

  20. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My current bench is:

    Henderson (bur) Lascelles (WHU) Cantwell (BHA) Lundstram (X)

    Is Lundstram >> Aurier (-4) then play Bench Boost worth it ??

  21. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No one worried that liverpool rotate with game so soon and title won?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      they need to bounce back and prove they are the best

  22. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Fellas what to do here? I prefer Martial ahead of Rash but dont know how to fit him here and who to buy for Vardy?

    1 FT and 0.7 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA-Lascelles-Baldock
    Salah(C)-KdB-Bruno-Mount-Grealish
    Vardy-Jimenez

    Nyland-Boly-Nketiah-Lund

    I can sell Grealish for Martial but not many good options for 8.2 in FWD.

    If i buy Rash instead Vardy i can bring Pulisic instead Grealish for a hit or just play Boly

    Help ! Thx in advance

    1. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy to Greenwood and Grealish to Martial if you prefer Martial over Rashford.

      But Rashford and Pulisic combo would also be good.

  23. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Son and Boly (still have Saiss) to Mahrez and VVD for a 4 point hit done. Hope it pays off.

    1. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A bit worried Liverpool defence might not be as good with them not concentrating so much. Still expect them to win most games easily but not so sure about CS.

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A few options I could go for, not bmsure what's best:

    Martinez
    TAA / Doherty / Saiss
    Salah / KDB / Son / Fernandes / Martial
    Jimenez / DCL

    Button // Lascelles / Femenia / Martinelli*

    A) Son/Martinez > Mahrez/DDG (-4)
    B) Son/Martinez > Mahrez/Pope (-4)
    C) Son/DCL > Sterling/Greenwood (-4)
    D) Son/DCL > Mahrez/Greenwood (-4)

    The logic behind C/D would be moving Martinelli/[City MID or Salah] > Kane/Foden the week after.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why not just Son > Mahrez?
      Never keen on hits for GKs

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Chasing in ML.

        Whilst I agree on GKs, I'd you read Arsenal's remaining fixtures I can't see where CSs are coming from, apart from potentially the last two.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very much agree on the CS outlook, I'm just not sure on this GW
          While they will probably score, Wolves haven't been amazing up front (7th bottom in league for shots on target over the last 4 games, Jota not in form etc.)
          I can see Sheff Utd scoring vs. Burnley - we look like we are clicking much better as a team now
          I think a MUN CS is very likely but think AWB is better value than DDG (better bonus, assists)

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I agree RE: AWB - just hard to form an arguement for dropping Wolves defenders. They're statistically incredible right now.

            I think Wolves are going to be a nightmare for Arsenal to play against.

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would save transfer honestly.

  25. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mahrez or Pulisic until the end of the season?

    1. michudagawd
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez. Can you help with my question above please?

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez
      City a better attacking team
      Both have some rotation risks

    4. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers all

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can you help me with mine above?

    5. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pulisic. Mahrez is likely to miss (or not start) at least 2 more games until the end of the season.

  26. TakingTheMkhi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    2FT.
    Ings-->Greenwood
    Hayden-->Pulisic/Willian ?

  27. juicewagz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What would you do to this team for a -4? Already brought in Foden for Guendouzi.

    De Gea

    Doherty, Saiss, Van Dijk

    Salah (C), Martial (VC), Pulisic, Foden

    Kane, Greenwood, Jimenez

    Bench: Alli, Lascelles, Aurier

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nothing worth another hit.
      Personally I wouldn't captain Salah due to rotation/rest fears but everything else is fine

  28. Kung Fu Football
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bye bye Pool attack (bar TAA!!), adios DCL (insert wave)...helloo and welcome Raheem & Chelsea attack!!

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd maybe wait til gw 33 is over

  29. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mooy to Foden for a -4?

    Not even sure if he'll even start this GW but I have exact money and can't afford him after tonight's price changes

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He'll score more than Mooy and 4pts for the next few weeks but won't always start

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Potentially ill-advised, as there is the risk of a Foden rest & Brighton have Norwich (not thay you should rely on a Mooy haul).

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doubt it pays off next week but will over the remainder of the season, so why not if no room on price changes

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this a silly idea...

    My current bench is:

    Henderson (bur) Lascelles (WHU) Cantwell (BHA) Lundstram (X)

    Is Lundstram >> Aurier (-4) then play Bench Boost worth it ??