Pro Pundits - Az

How I hope to crack FPL top 10k with my Gameweek 38+ Free Hit squad

Nine Gameweeks crammed into just over a month. It’s been a wild ride. But here we are, at the final round of the season.

Some people will be playing for pride. Others will have given up, instead looking to have a bit of fun. But many of you are sure to have things on the line.

Top 100k, 10k or even top 1k finishes. First place in mini-leagues. Bitter rivalries with family / friends that have come right down to the wire.

For myself, I’m hoping for a strong finish that would cap off a difficult season that saw me down at an overall rank of 2,036,315 back in Gameweek 11.

Since then, 14 out of a possible 18 arrows have been green, and I dipped into the top 100k in Gameweek 27 (85,609) before going into lockdown with a rank of 166,578.

Post-lockdown, it’s been a bit of a stop and start, I struggled to make ground until Michael Antonio (£7.1m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) captain in Gameweek 35+ propelled me up to 30k.

Now, with my Free Hit chip to play, I need to carefully consider my options to make a last gasp assault at the top 10k. Here’s how I’m planning to do it (as of Tuesday evening).

My Free Hit Draft

Goalkeeper

To make the most of my Free Hit, and to give myself the best possible chance of getting points, I want to put my faith in players who have the biggest up-side.

While it’s important to get your Goalkeeper right over a prolonged period, I’m of the opinion that in a one week free for all, go with the cheapest one who has a decent fixture.

Emiliano Martínez (£4.4m) fits the brief here. He’s the cheapest starting keeper in the game and Arsenal certainly have more resilience about them, keeping both Liverpool and Manchester City at bay and only conceding one goal in the process.

The Gunners’ defensive stats are a little alarming. Over the last four home games they have conceded as many shots in the box as Bournemouth, but they play a Watford team who may be doomed for relegation unless results go their way.

The Hornets’ desperation may also see them snatching at chances, letting Martinez rack up the save points. There’s always a risk with Arsenal that they may capitulate and let a couple of goals in, but I’m happy to roll the dice and bank on a comfortable win in their final game of the season, as many of their players fight for their futures under the Mikel Arteta revolution.

It would be foolish of me to not consider top-scoring Goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.1m) who looks set to win the Golden Glove in what can only be described as an incredible season for himself and Burnley. However, with cut-price offerings in the backline, I’m happy to save the money elsewhere. Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) against goal-shy Crystal Palace also looks a good bet for a clean sheet, especially if you’re not playing on grabbing Serge Aurier (£5.1m).

Defenders

It’s always hard to predict who’s going to keep a clean sheet on the final day of the season. Different teams have different motivations, so I want to focus on two things here. Has anyone got a special incentive for wanting to keep their sheets clean and how can I benefit from marauding, attacking defenders.

Well… have we ever had a team like Burnley who have been so vocal in saying they want to go all out to make sure Pope gets the Golden Glove?

Injuries haven’t damped the Clarets; fantastic underlying defensive stats, and Eric Pieters (£4.3m), Kevin Long (£4.3m) and even Phil Bardsley (£4.4m) look fantastic enablers to cover their defence on a Seagulls side who are already down at the Brighton Palace Pier eating their 99s.

A double-up on these guys could be a shrewd move for those with small budgets, or for those looking to really bolster their attacking lines.

Alongside one of these chaps. I’m also considering two much more high-profile counterparts. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m), normally so consistent, hasn’t registered an attacking return since Gameweek 31+, with only one clean sheet in that time to boot.

But, he does go up against a Newcastle team who look to be limping over the line with a whole host of different injuries.

I’m likely to keep faith in Trent, but if I do need a bit of extra cash, there are worse picks than the in-form Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) who has ticked over nicely post-lockdown and Virgil Van Dijk (£6.5m) who may be able to capitalise on Newcastle’s lack of fit and available centre backs at set-plays.

While so many stock up on Manchester City attackers, I’m looking at their defence and thinking this is a guaranteed six points against a Norwich team with nothing to play for and who sit dead-last in terms of attacking stats and verve.

Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m), their chief creative threat, is suspended and first choice striker of late Josip Drmic (£5.3m) is too, which means a Teemu Pukki (6.4) will have to recover his confidence in order to worry City at all. I can’t see this happening and expect a huge win from the home team, whoever they decide to put out.

With all things considered, I’d love to field Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) this weekend. He’s had a tough season with injuries again, registering only two assists, but his crossing could cause huge problems for Norwich who really struggle to cope with balls into the box. Kyle Walker (£5.6m) also looks a great pick, especially as his replacement on the hour against Watford implies a Gameweek 38+ start.

I’m also considering Lucas Digne (£5.9m) who hosts Bournemouth, who showed against Southampton that having something to play for doesn’t guarantee success. They were soundly beaten by the Saints and look set to be relegated on the final day, in my view.

I can see Everton putting the nail in the coffin, despite a pretty dismal run of form where Digne has been a rare shining light. He remains a great option due to his attacking threat and set pieces.

Midfielders

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 23?

I could write an entire essay on Manchester City midfielders but I’ll try and keep it brief(ish). David Silva (£7.4m) to me looks the best option out of the lot. He got a complete rest at Watford so is likely to start Gameweek 38+, it’s his final home game and he plays Norwich. Barring any ridiculous 21st minute substitutions from the John Terry playbook, this could be a perfect send off for the Spaniard.

Other City options depend on how much you are willing to roll the dice and second guess Pep Guardiola. If they both start, Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) look prime captaincy picks, as they have done for many weeks now – but both started against Watford.

The risk with the Free Hit is that we take these players out to try and “gamble” on Pep Roulette and they end up burning us. That said, as I’m writing this article I’ve just seen an absolutely incredible performance from Sterling (two goals, one assist) and an early rest, while Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) played the whole game and did nothing. That perhaps hints at a start for Sterling against Norwich to try and boost his tally in this late surge for a hand in the Golden Boot race. I think this will enough to make me keep him in the draft.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) is also a strong contender. He was benched at Vicarage Road suggesting a start on Sunday. Going in to the Norwich game – despite being in and out of the team, he’d scored only 14 points less than Sterling all season and his 10 goals and 13 assists have come in just 1,863 minutes. When he starts, he tends to deliver.

Metrics

I think going without one of Sadio Mané (£12.2m) or Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) looks a brave (or rather, foolish) move against Newcastle’s backline.

As Andy pointed out in his article the other day, Mané’s ownership in the top 10k is just 5.98% (compared to Salah’s 43%). For those chasing, he looks a super differential pick to try and close the gap.

I’m likely to stick with Salah though, he’s snatching at chances and not always making the right decisions, but he looks hungry for goals – and may yet make a final push for the Golden Boot depending on how he does against Chelsea.

Even with Manchester United assets boasting high ownerships, it was always my intention to go without any of their players for this crunch game against Leicester. But the Foxes were so poor against Spurs and have struggled so much with recent injuries that it almost feels like madness not to have at least one of the Red Devils in my Free Hit squad.

Fernandes haul raises the bar for top 10k's most popular captain Salah

This means it’s a straight shoot-out between Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.5m). The former has been relentlessly played and must surely be feeling a bit of fatigue, where his French colleague has looked sharp in all the matches I’ve seen him play.

This is an intriguing decision to make, where I’ll either favour the OOP midfielder, who is lightning quick against an aged Wes Morgan (£4.1m) and uninspiring Ryan Bennett (£4.8m) or the man so heavily involved in United’s attacking play, with set pieces in his locker to boot.

I won’t let ownership factor into this decision and will try and make the decision based on who I think will score the most points. At the moment I’m leaning towards Fernandes, but my attentions could easily shift – particularly if Fernandes is forced into playing yet another 90 minutes against West Ham on Wednesday night.

It is with a heavy heart that I have omitted Michael Antonio (£7.1m) from my Free Hit team. He is still playing OOP but Aston Villa will come to the London Stadium fighting for their lives at both ends of the pitch.

Antonio has been one of the stars in a difficult season for me and it just shows how many picks there are for consideration in our teams that he hasn’t been selected. Out of all midfielders, only Martial and Salah have had more attempts on goal than Antonio over the last four home games.

I also like the look of Richarlison (£8.2m) who has been one of few players to impress for Everton post lockdown. Another option is Son Heung-min (£9.7m) who has bagged two goals and two assists in his last three games. He’s hit form at the right time, and looks set to finish on a high when he plays against a beleaguered Palace side who have lost eight on the bounce.

Forwards

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I’m banking on there being goals, goals, goals in Gameweek 38+, which is why I’ve put so much money into my front line. As so many managers have invested so heavily in their midfields, this is where I think the Free Hit chip can really shine, as it lets us target other areas, and we now have a pool of strikers to choose from.

Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang (£10.9m) is Jamie Vardy’s (£9.7m) biggest competition for the Golden Boot trophy and had a nice rest against Liverpool, before an outstanding performance against Manchester City in the FA Cup.

20 goals in the league is an incredible return in quite a poor Arsenal team, and from someone often shifted out wide. It’s going to be fascinating to see if the Gunners can tie him down to a new contract. Kiko Femenía (£4.2m) is likely to be the man tasked with stopping Aubameyang if he is out on the left – and I can’t see much chance of that happening given his inability to defend as a Premier League footballer should.

My choice of Danny Ings (£7.6m) is unlikely to raise many eyebrows. It’s 21 goals for the Southampton striker who started this season at a price of just 6.0. He was one of the main reasons for my resurgence earlier in the season, but after seeing him play against Norwich in that first game, I should have been quick to react and had him in my team. He’s been a joy to watch. Sheffield United look like their resilience is on the wane and Southampton just keep looking better and better every time I see them. It would take a brave manager to go without Ings for this game.

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Lastly, you’ll notice (likely to Andy’s delight) that I’ve included Harry Kane (£10.9m). Kane is exactly the kind of option that the Free Hit is designed for. I still have question marks over his role in the team, and whether he may end up playing too deep, but the game against Crystal Palace has so much potential for points that I’m sure he’ll be involved in the goals as they rain in.

Two goals in as many shots against Newcastle was followed up with a more involved performance against Leicester, where he registered four attempts (three from inside the box).

His penalty area touches (three) in that game was still low, and comparable with players likes of Andy Carroll (£5.4m) who only player for 16 minutes and Dominic Solanke (£5.1m), but with Palace unlikely to send many men forwards, Kane may find himself operating even further up the pitch which is good for his prospects. For those chasing, he represents an exciting captaincy pick to try and make up ground against those who are unlikely to be able to find room to get him in.

Jesus as now featured in all of Manchester City’s games since the restart, and he looks the kind of player who’ll score and you’ll be thinking “yeah, I probably should have got the Man City striker in against Norwich at home…”, although he was not particularly involved at Watford.

I also wouldn’t completely overlook Vardy against Manchester United. With so much on the line, Vardy’s experience may help him pounce on any United mistakes – and fatigue for the Reds may be a factor given how they have barely rotated since football resumed last month.

That’s it from me and my articles this year. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and I look forward to writing some more next year. If you wanted a bit more from me (even after reading this essay!) then please check out my FPL Blackbox podcast on YouTube which I’m hoping to produce regularly next season. Thanks to everyone for reading my articles and supporting me and I hope you all have a great Gameweek 38+!

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764 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Am I G2G for final GW? Any help hugely appreciated.

    Pope
    Trent - Aurier - Egan
    Salah - KDB - Dilva - Salah
    Ings - Rashford - Jesus

    Subs: Henderson, Fernandez, Hayden & Holgate.

    1. Rider on the Storm
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Salah twice?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Good tactics

  2. Rider on the Storm
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Best triple captain?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        This

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Silva?

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Bottomed on previous page.

    KDB to D Silva and Jimenez or Wood to Kane -4?

    1ft 2.5itb
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Martial KDB Bruno Sterling
    Ings Jimenez Wood

    Martinez Foden Taylor Saiss

  4. Amey
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Auba or KDB ??
    On FUlH & chasing

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I'm leaning toward Aubameyang mainly because their are more options in midfield as compared to upfront.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah
        Me too
        Something in me telling me to get Otamendi too 😀
        Will need 3rd spot from City for that ...

        Thanks

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I think I'm going neither!

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Nice
        I'm currently leaning towards:

        Pope
        Bardsley Otamendi Peiters
        Salah Martial Dilva Raz ©
        Kane Auba Ings

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Ooh triple BUR def. Racy!

          I’m on this atm:

          Pope
          Aurier, Laporte, Pieters
          Salah, Sterling (C), Dilva, Martial
          Kane, Rashford, Ings
          (Martin) (Rice, Williams, Simpson)

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            If i downgrade kane to Son i can get Aurier in for one of Burnley boys.

            I like it then actually. Looks more balanced. Triple defese is asking for trouble isn't it ??

            I like your draft !

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks bro!

  5. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Please help!

    Foden and Justin ➡️DSilva and Pieters
    Ings and Justin ➡️Jesus and Pieters
    Ings and Bruno ➡️Antonio and Kane ( playing Justin)
    Bruno or Justin ➡️Son and Mendy

    McCarthy Allison
    Trent Doherty C.Taylor Lascelles Justin
    Sterling Foden Tony Bruno Salah
    Ings Greenwood Wood.

    1. yosim
        4 months, 15 days ago

        A surely

      • Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        A for me

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks both

    2. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      1FT 4.3 ITB. Could take a hit. who should I bring in ?

      martinez

      taa - Maguire - doherty (Kiko, lascelles )

      KDB - Mahrez - fernandes - pulisic (guendouzi )

      rashford - Jimenez - Wood

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Could you afford Jimi, wood > Ings, Auba?

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Thought on these moves?

      A - If Foden starts and Jesus benched. Vardy and Jesus to Kane and Auba -4?
      B - If Jesus starts and Foden benched. Vardy and Foden to Kane and Dilva -4?

      Thanks!

      Pope
      TAA Doherty Aurier
      Martial Bruno Sterling Foden Pullisic
      Jesus Vardy
      Martinez Greenwood Diop Fernandez

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        What do you mean, if Foden starts what?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          GW38+

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            exactly. Trying to have some sort of plan in case I make last minute moves. Thoughts Tm?

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Both could easily be benched. What then?
              What if you don't get info?

              1. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Foden and Jesus to Dilva and Kane. No info and I just keep Jesus and do Foden to Dilva as planned

                1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Sounds like a good plan, have Foden also and may lose for -4.

          2. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            A full and helpful answer as usual. Thanks

        2. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          if Foden or Jesus don't start. I would keep make x transfer based on that

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        What if both are benched ?

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        You an extra category

        C - If Pep does a Pep and BOTH Jesus & Foden are benched

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          *need

      4. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        fwiw I like both of those moves

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          cheers mate

    4. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Yo yo yo whadupp. Halp pls.

      A) Rashford ➡ Auba
      B) Foden/Mahrez ➡ Dilva
      C) Rashford + Mahrez ➡ Auba + Dilva (-4)
      D) Rashford + Foden ➡ Laca + Dilva (-4)
      E) Wood + Mahrez ➡ Laca + Dilva (-4)
      F) Something else

      Martinez
      TAA Digne Aurier
      KDB Mahrez Fernandes Pulisic
      Rashford Wood Ings

      McCarthy | Foden, Doherty, Saiss

      1FT. 2.5 ITB

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        definitely do not sell Rashford.
        Foden to Dilva looks a grand option

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks, and who would you bench? Puli?

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic to Silva is the obvious move, no?

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I have 3 City already

      3. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Foden to D Silva for me, pending any early team news of course.

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers Flaming(o). But who to bench in that case, do ya reckon? :/

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Pulisic probably. Although on reflection, KDB to Sterling or Pulisic to Martial could be good moves as well.

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks. Not sure about selling KDB tbh. And I didn't realise United would be so popular around here against Leicester. Will keep an eye on proceedings this evening.

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Foden to Dilva only

      5. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        B

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Did the servers go down?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Practice run for 2.50pm Sunday...

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Going to be carnage, not even gonna attempt to get on here

    6. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Apologies for the outage. Looking into what caused it 🙂

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        VPL Virg camping out at HQ, using the power for his electric shearers, which he's using on the local sheep to keep them cool during the day and himself warm at night during his treetop oggling sessions

    7. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Wonder what will happen IF Silva gets a red card... 😛

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        What happens if your whole squad gets a red card?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Red arrow, not much...

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I'm used to disappointment

    8. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Salah or Mane for the last week?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Can go either way, I prefer Mane since its away

      2. LOS BLANCOS
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Salah

    9. Tabbara
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH
      Pope
      Mings Pieters Bardsley
      Salah Sterling David Silva Fernandes
      Ings Auba Kane

      (Williams Watts Guendouzi)
      Thx

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I'm going with a similar team, but Antonio over Ings, so yea I like.

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Think I would get a 3rd City player in

    10. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Any chance Brighton score against Burnley this weekend?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Wait for the bookies

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Anything is possible in GW38.

      3. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yes there is a greater than 0% chance

      4. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        current odds are Burnley clean sheet at 2/1. So more likely they score than don't based on that

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          2/1 or 1/2 (2 to 1 on?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Wow - no, 2/1, am having some of that

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Burnley defence is ever so slightly overrated here for next week I think! Just because they really want to keep a clean sheet for Pope doesn't mean they will - Brighton aren't Norwich after all.

          2. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            no 2/1.

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Ask Trossard ?

      6. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I'm triple Burnley defense.
        So i expect them to score 😀

    11. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone doubling up on a defence other than Burnley? If so, which team?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        May go TAA Robbo - still undecided

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Interesting, I would consider Liverpool, but I can only afford Robbo and Gomez (who is really boring).

          Actually starting to consider double Spurs defence against Palace -- am I mad?

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Hodgson really laced into his players after the Wolves game...may see a reaction

      2. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Arsenal and Liverpool, as it stands.

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Was considering Arsenal. Did you get Tierney?

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I'm on FH, but looking at Maitland-Niles and Martinez

    12. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Foden or Greenwood?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        You'll know after tonight.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          How come?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            United play tonight.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            There's rumours of a Utd game going around.

    13. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Ings or Antonio?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Ings

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Ings

    14. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Last game of the season, no chips to play, aiming for top 10k!

      Take a hit for better defender, Stevens faces Danny Ings?

      #VVD/Aurier Or anyone upto 6.8?

      Ederson
      Digne, #Stevens, Boly,
      Salah, D Silva, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial,
      Ings, Kane

      Button, Greenwood, Lamptey, Taylor

      1.7

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Play Greenwood or Ings?

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Don't think it's worth a hit. If you don't want Stevens against Ings, you could start Lamptey. Or start Taylor with Lamptey as first sub. Taylor is unlikely to come on if he isn't fit to start.

    15. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Comment from Watford fan on WFCforums.com says it all really:

      "We’re getting relegated in the weakest premier league season we’ve witnessed since our promotion, and the worst thing is that it is entirely self-inflicted and thoroughly deserved...."

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        They took it lightly i guess.
        Paying the price now

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Free falling at exactly the wrong moment of the season.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Seriously
            It's like pull of the black hole 😀
            You know you're going down. Can't do anything.

            I can't see anything else than a hammering at Arsenal too

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Like you, I see no fight in this Watford side. I can see Arsenal mauling them. One goal and Watford will go to pieces.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Considering they were rock bottom when they sacked Quique Sanchez Flores and then had a mini revival under Pearson, this is such an awful way to end. Sacking Pearson makes absolutely 0 sense.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          It's the Watford way, though.

    16. grennans2
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Which FH team do you think is strongest?

        A)

        Martinez
        Bardsley Long Pieters
        Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
        Kane Auba

        B)

        Martinez
        Bardsley Pieters TAA
        Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
        Kane Ings

        C)

        Martinez
        Aurier Pieters Robbo
        Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
        Kane Ings

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          The one without Martínez

      • King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Who scores more this week?

        A. Doherty (che)
        B. Diop (AVL)
        C. Branthwaite (BOU)
        D. Stephens / Walker Peters

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          C is doing well

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          D

      • thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone tempted by Grealish on FH?

        Hasn't returned since the restart but is one hell of a determined guy and looked good yesterday. Think he'll be up for it on Sunday...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I thought about it as a punt. Not sure if he or Trezeguet is the better option.

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Mmm.

          Trezeguet seems to be the man for the big occasion.

          Rather have Auba. Watford heads have gone, Arsenal could run up the score on Sunday.

        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I think that game may end up goalless. That should be enough for Villa and they are defending really well compared to pre- lockdown.

      • some witty pun
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic starts.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          How do you know?

          1. some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Nathan Dubois, very reliable Chelsea twitter

            1. some witty pun
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              No information about Willian though

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Whaddabout Salah and TAA

              1. some witty pun
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I don't follow any Liverpool twitter handles which leak lineups, sorry

        2. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Like, in general?

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          How about Alonso ??

          1. some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            No information either. Giroud, James, Mount, Kovacic, Kepa, Pulisic and Jorginho all start

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Hopefully Frank goes with 5 atb (likely)

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Kepa/Rudiger Zouma Azpi James/ Jorginho Kovasic Mount/ Pulisic Willian Giroud
                Seems the most likely team to start

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Alonso holder here and I fear that line up too...means I will have played with 9 men this week.

          2. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            If they go to a back 4 he will be chucked for Puli.

        4. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Why not? Guys he had a very minor injury this us why he was not used. Even if they won vs ManUtd. None can underestimate Pulisic's quality and Frank knows it...

        5. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          This guys says:
          “Giroud, Reece James, Kovacic and Jorghino will retain their places tonight.
          Kepa and Pulisic return to the starting xi

          I guess he is implying no Willian

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Feel free to copy this awesomeness...

        Martinez
        Long Pieters Bardsley
        Salah Sterling Martial Dilva
        Kane Auba Ings

        Martin Lamptey Thomas Guendoozy

        0 itb, FH active

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Rather copy the better version in a few days 😛

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          You copied mine at the top of the page 😛

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Lies

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        The roulette wheel for me is surely:

        KDB Dilva Sterling Mahrez Jesus IN
        Foden Bilva OUT

        Foden and Bilva for Jesus and one other on the hour.

      • Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Saiss > Pieters
        Pulisic > Dilva

        Worth a -4? Here's the rest of my team

        De Gea
        TAA - Doherty - Saiss*
        Pulisic* - De Bruyne - Fernandes - Sterling
        Jimenez - Rashford - JRodridguez

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Not worth a hit imo

          1. Jimmy Boy
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Saiss didn't start the last game and Wolves kept a CS, which makes me think he might not start GW38. Would be the Saiss > Pieters transfer if I was only going to do one.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        2 options for my FH:
        A)Mendy + Antonio
        B)Branthwaite + Mahrez

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          A

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Who has the higher points ceiling:

        A) Digne (BOU)
        B) Mendy (NOR)

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Mendy, Bou will go all out...

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          For ceiling alone, A

          Has 8 assists this season to only 2 for Mendy.

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Hi.

        I have

        Taa
        Azpi
        Aurier
        Salah
        Sterling
        Bruno
        Rash
        Ings

        And a FH 🙂

        Do I keep them all??

        Get Kane/Jesus?

        I was planning on changing whole time on my FH.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          team*

      • Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Really need something good from Tony(C) today. Plizz dont troll me :/