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Latest injury updates on Werner and Pulisic as James stars in Chelsea win

Brighton 1-3 Chelsea

  • Goals: Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) | Jorginho (£5.0m), Reece James (£5.0m), Kurt Zouma (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) | Timo Werner (£9.5m), Jorginho, R James
  • Bonus Points: R James x3, Jorginho x2, Trossard x1

Nearly half of all Fantasy Premier League managers will hang on every word Frank Lampard says in his next press conference following a slight injury to Timo Werner (£9.5m) on Monday night.

The Chelsea forward, owned by 48% worldwide, sustained a dead leg in winning a penalty at the Amex Stadium. Even though he was able to finish the game, the knock reportedly restricted much of Werner’s movement during his Premier League debut.

However, that fact arguably holds encouragement for his owners, as the former RB Leipzig man was still Chelsea’s best attacking asset against Brighton despite those mitigating circumstances.

In a relatively unconvincing team performance, it was Werner’s pace and guile that asked the most questions of the Brighton defence. Even though Jorginho‘s (£5.0m) 22nd-minute pass was marginally overhit, Werner was still quick enough to chase it down and win the foul for the penalty.

It was this contact with Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) in the 23rd minute that restricted Werner for the rest of the match, but even carrying the knock, he still offered exciting penetrative runs. If he is fit and available for the Liverpool game, his owners may enjoy watching him operate against a defence with even more space behind it than Brighton offered.

“We saw (signs of how dangerous Werner can be). We know that. I love the way Timo pops up in different areas. He’s not a front-man who attaches to centre-backs so much. Sometimes he starts from a little bit deeper but when he goes, he goes. We saw that with the burst of pace (for the penalty).” – Frank Lampard

“Timo took a knock when he won the penalty so it’s more of a dead leg, we hope. I would like to think if it is a dead leg we have got a bit of time to get for him to get back (for the Liverpool game), and he obviously finished the game.” – Frank Lampard

“(The dead leg) was from the penalty. The knee of the goalkeeper hit me directly. It was hard and for the rest of the game, it hurts a lot. I (couldn’t) do some movements because of the muscle goes very hard. Of course, (I will be available for the Liverpool game). For games like this, you are always fit.” – Timo Werner

Injuries appear to already be the recurring theme for key Chelsea assets, as Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) missed out on the trip to Brighton, and currently boasts a yellow flag ahead of Gameweek 2. The American midfielder was originally in contention for Monday night, but Lampard revealed that he had suffered a setback in recovering from the fitness issues that troubled him at the end of Project Restart. Pulisic is, therefore, another player to listen out for in the next round of press conferences.

“Christian (Pulisic) was training with us last week but he had a little bit of discomfort a couple of days ago where he was trying to train with us and be in contention for today. He has had to just take a few steps back, so we’ll have to see.” – Frank Lampard

It was obvious that Chelsea missed the driving runs and shot-volume of Pulisic at the Amex Stadium and the absence of Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) limited how much insightful creativity was on display.

As a result, there was criticism of Kai Havertz (£8.5m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.0m) who were deployed on the right and middle of an attacking midfield trio behind Werner. The latter was especially poor in possession, too pensive on the ball and guilty of either taking too long to find a pass or simply lose the ball entirely.

Lampard has typically been a fan of 4-3-3 but, to some extent, his personnel shortages forced the switch to 4-2-3-1 on Monday, which struggled to offer much threat in the first hour or so. Perhaps when their key men are fit and available, things might be different.

“I don’t really want to pin us down to that one. We have the capabilities to play that way. We have maybe three or four players who would want to play number 10 for us but it won’t always be that simple. I want us to be adaptable and I think when you look at Kai, Reuben, Mason and Ross, we’ve got a lot of players. We’ve got Pulisic and Ziyech coming back. I have to work on that one. I want us to look fluid. It could be a 4-2-3-1 at times, and sometimes a 4-3-3. I want that movement within us. The players are still trying to work each other out a little bit. I thought today we weren’t as fluid as we could have been. We couldn’t find those passes between the lines. If we work on it, I want us to have a lot more movement up-front than we had today.” – Frank Lampard

It was this shoe-horning of Chelsea’s players into a slightly unfamiliar formation that stunted Havertz’s performance on Monday night.

The £8.5m man has already been sold by 45,000+ managers for Gameweek 2 off the back of a largely anonymous display, but some of his owners may be prepared to show slightly more patience.

It was clear that Havertz was not particularly comfortable on the right-hand side of midfield but it must also be remembered that he has only been training with Chelsea for roughly a week.

Furthermore, Havertz also produced some promising off-the-ball runs in the first half, the sort of thing that does not always get noticed by a cursive eye-test or in the statistics either.

In the opening exchanges, Werner found space down the right flank and squared a sweeping ball for Havertz, who was arriving in the six-yard box. The ball flashed past him by only a few inches, before the play was called back for offside, but seeing Havertz dash in like a centre-forward is certainly encouraging.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man made a similar run in the eighth minute before Mason Mount (£7.0m) tried to play him down the middle. The Englishman slightly overhit his pass, but had it been spot-on, Havertz would have been clean through in a one-on-one with Ryan.

Then after the goal, Werner found some space on the left-hand side this time and, while he was going up against Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m), Havertz made a promising untracked run into the box, which you can see below.

Source: Sky Sports Football’s YouTube Channel

As you can see, the midfielder was ghosting into the box largely unmarked, almost like we used to see with Lampard during his playing days. Had Werner elected to cut his shot back, Havertz would have been free to fire a first-time effort on goal from a central position. Runs such as the ones discussed here could prove fruitful against a Liverpool backline playing a higher defensive line on Sunday afternoon.

“I liked (Havertz against Brighton). It’s not a game where you come away and go ‘here are 10 vintage moments’ but I thought there were moments of real quality and calmness. It’s a big ask, there’s a lot on his shoulders for the sum. The fact that he’s young, coming to a different league. He plays the game at such a pace, in terms of his quality. I thought we saw a few glimpses of that. We also saw him sprint back 80 yards to make a defensive interception having given the ball away so everything I’ve seen about him in terms of his character was spot on. His quality is going to come through.” – Frank Lampard

While Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) continues to cause issues for Chelsea clean sheet potential, interest in their defenders is likely to increase in the coming days, especially once the Liverpool game is out of the way.

Reece James (£5.0m) put in an exceptional display going forward, netting a stunning goal from distance as he stepped into midfield from his right wing-back berth. His second-half corner helped the former Wigan loanee to an assist for Kurt Zouma‘s (£5.0m) deflected 66th-minute strike.

However, it will be interesting to see how often James will start at right-back for the remainder of the season. His start was partially influenced by an injury to Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) while Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) was declared fit enough only for the bench. When both of those players are fully available and Chelsea get stuck into their European campaign, predicting which of their four full-backs will start each Premier League match may prove more difficult. Furthermore, when Ziyech is back on the team, he is likely to take corners away from James.

Meanwhile, even though it took some time for Brighton to get into the game, it was in the wider areas of defence that they had the most joy against Chelsea’s defence, which still has just one away clean sheet across the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns.

After Steven Alzate (£4.5m) broke through the middle in the 34th minute and unleashed a powerful effort which Kepa batted away, Solly March (£5.0m) was completely unmarked in James’ zone, allowing him the time to line up a shot before it was blocked.

Immediately after half-time, the versatile left wing-back got all the way around the back of James, whipping a cross into the box that cannoned off Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) at the front post and into the side-netting.

Moments later Lamptey had the beating of Alonso, much as March had of James just before. The right wing-back, who continues to look promising as an FPL asset based on his advanced positioning, got into the box only to see his fierce shot blocked by Zouma.

“(Lamptey) was fun to watch. Such energy and enthusiasm for the game. He’s been like that since he came. He’s young and still has much to learn but his approach to football is refreshing.” – Graham Potter

However, Lamptey got a well-deserved assist in the 54th minute, when his pass to Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) found its way into the bottom corner, courtesy of a well-placed distance effort from the Belgian midfielder.

Four minutes later, Trossard’s cross from the right-hand side found an unmarked Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) at the back post. The centre-back made contact but managed to nod his effort wide when he really should have scored.

Generally speaking, Chelsea looked fragile to set-pieces once again at Brighton. That is perhaps no surprise, considering Norwich (12) were the only side to concede more goals from set-plays than Lampard’s men last season (10). Meanwhile, when Trossard’s goal went in, it meant Kepa had conceded nine of the last 13 shots on target Chelsea had faced. Combining those facts with how often Brighton’s wing-backs were able to carve out opportunities in wide areas on Monday night, bodes well for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) in Gameweek 2 – as well as Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) and Sadio Mané (£12.0m).

Meanwhile, there are also some encouragements for those invested in Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) for Gameweek 2, as Newcastle host Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

The Seagulls lost two key men to injury on Monday, Adam Lallana (£6.5m) forced off inside the first half, before centre-back Ben White (£4.5m) sustained a knock in the second.

“I’m not sure (about the injuries) yet, to be honest. We’ll have to wait. Hopefully, they’re not too bad but it’s too early for me to give you anything.” – Graham Potter

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-2): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White (Groß 79′); March, Alzate (Jahanbakhsh 79′), Bissouma, Lallana (Connolly 45′), Lamptey; Trossard, Maupay.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, R James; Jorginho (Azpilicueta 85′), Kanté; Mount, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 61′), Havertz (Hudson-Odoi 80′); Werner.

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1,294 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Making the Ings > Martial switch and taking a 4 point hit. Who's a good player to bring in and who for?

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Davies | KWP
    Diangana | ASM | Auba | Mane | Bissouma
    DCL | Werner

    GK: Steer | Ings | Saiss | Ferguson

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Surely you aren't starting Bissouma over Ings?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Well, I'm taking Ings out for Martial so it doesn't matter

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Why are you taking a hit?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Only scored 54 last week and I'm not sure that's suffice

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      would keep

    4. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      For a hit is questionable before martial even plays.

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Not taking a bit for Martial. Taking hit for another transfer

        1. Ghost Ship
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          I see. Hard to say. I’d you really want a hit I’d get shot of Ramsdale, mane or Werner myself. Most will disagree on Werner but I’m cautious about new players to the league.

          1. Ghost Ship
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            Or Davies. I’d definitely get shot of him.

            1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah I'm certain on the Martial transfer but maybe I don't take a hit. Thanks for those options though, just very split right now

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Similar to me. Having been misled over Pulisic, I'm bringing in Bruno. To do that I need to take a hit and do it now before the price rise, so it's Kane to Martial.

          For you, I'd do Mane to KDB, and quickly.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            Other options to get that 0.5 could be Davies to Holding or Diangana to Hendrick.

          2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            That helps me a quite bit thanks, so bring in Martial for Ings and KDB for Mane?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeh, I'd do that

              1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 9 hours ago

                Alright, thank you man. I appreciate it

  2. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Any thoughts on who is best to have for Leeds?
    Klich or Harrison?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd go Klich, no much between them but he has pens

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Maddison, Barnes or Grealish?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  4. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    So if Heaton is out for at least one month, that means AVL will have a playing 4.0 keeper, right? Steer or Nyland? Or are they getting a new keeper?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Martinez en route

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    If Spurs beat Southampton comfortably than the change in takes here will be amusing to read

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Why would they?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        It's quite obvious why even though you don't own any on WC

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          What are you talking about?!

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            You are on WC and don't plan on owning spurs so you get salty about the thought of spurs assets doing anything.

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Tottenham close to agreeing deal for Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon on permanent transfer from Real Madrid. Not done but highly possible. Man Utd have also held discussions for 23yo but no agreements with him or #RMFC @TheAthleticUK #THFC #MUFC https://t.co/1wgFAAEKUK

    Davies owners beware.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Apologies- seen posted previous

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Vinagre, Puli, White, Werner and now Davies?! Wtf

    3. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I am getting rid of Davies on WC so perfect timing

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Spurs defence for the bin fpl wise

    5. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Spurs need a striker

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        It's mourinho. Plenty of room for more defenders

    6. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Just seeing this, thank you!

  7. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    This new signing is blessing in disguise for davies owners really

    1. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      gives us an excuse to get rid lol

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Ivanovic to West Brom. Must have been FPL gold back in the day I bet.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Fond memories.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      he was in my team for seasons. Great FPL as he always started and often put up points

    3. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      FPL hall of fame. Only defender to permanently goal hang.

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      so great saurez tried to eat him,brilliant player for fpl

  9. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    WC team.
    Martinez
    TAA,Digne,Ayling,Lewis
    Salah,KDB,Rodriguez,Klich
    Werner,Martial

    Steer,Saiss,Bisouma,Brewster

    Ayling and Lewis to play together this week then rotate with Saiss playing from wk 3.

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Nice mate.

      See mine below for a comparison

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Why Klich over Harrison?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Either/or.
        On pens.

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks good.
      Is Martinez close to being done for Villa?

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Very nice defense. You don't like Bruno Mars?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Can’t have everyone.

    5. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I prefer Bruno to Martial for pens.
      You could get a 4.0 def to get a bit of cash
      Rodríguez perhaps not the best FPL option

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks, yeh Rodriguez going no where.
        Lewis and Ayling rotate nicely.

        Salah > Bruno always an option down the line.

        1. Yome
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Also missing out on Auba haul against WH.

        2. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Fernandes and Salah needed I'm afraid 😉

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            No one is needed 100% if the right alternatives are found.

    6. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks great!

  10. james 101
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Any good?

    McCarthy. Steer
    Digne Saiss Justin James Mitchell
    KDB Rodriguez Bruno Willian Hendrick
    Jimmy Martial DCL

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Yeh that looks good. No Liverpool defence but could get away with it.
      Bruno and Martial from the off too. Nice.
      Also like the Jimmy pick.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers.

        Not convinced by pool defence. Yet!

    2. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Need Salah in there and Auba for his haul against WH

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Salah could come in. But want the cash elsewhere for now

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Willian covers auba to some extent

        1. Yome
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 10 hours ago

          Auba is the best captain option this GW, crazy going without him

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 10 hours ago

            I’m willing to take this risk mate. It is absolutely possible that KDB outscores him. Or others in my side

            1. Yome
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 10 hours ago

              I doubt it, KDB playing his first game at Wolves. Anyway good luck

    3. mental
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      are you really comfortable going without salah? Team looks good but i would have salah over kdb without a doubt if i couldn’t have both

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      not bad, heres mine
      Guaita
      Doherty - Saiss - Lamptey (KWP, Mitchell)
      KDB - Auba Bruno - Son - Barnes
      Jimi - DCL (Brewster)

      Im expecting Brewster to go on loan to Blades, KWP/Lamptey rotation. Doherty could be Digne.
      Guaita a good shout?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Wait I have Willian not KDB, Auba>KDB next GW

  11. Agamenmon
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Want to get rid of Vinegre. I have Taylor and Walker Peters

    Who is best,
    A Justin
    B Lewis
    C Lamptey
    D Ayling

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A or C

    2. cigan
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd go Lamptey or Lewis. Lamptey fixtures probably a bit better

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A,C

    4. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    5. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Justin. Obviously temporary.

  12. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on best combo?

    A) McCarthy and Trent
    B) Guaita and Robbi
    C) Pope and VVD

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      a, easy

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Drawn to B, Guaita the cheaper Pope loves a max bonus point win

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Digne or Saiss?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Both?

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Depends what you would do with the extra 1m

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I have both.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Cheers everyone

  14. ludaslol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    MCCarthy
    TAA Shaw Davies
    Havertz Alli Auba Bowen
    Martial DCL Werner

    Burton, Justin (BUR) (Mitchell, 4.5)

    0.5 itb, 1 FT.

    Happy with my defence and front three. The midfield didnt quite work out..

    A) Alli + Havertz > Rashford + JRod -4
    B) Alli + Havertz > Bruno + 5.5 -4
    C) save FT?
    D) Other ???

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on Rashford this season?
    Is it the 3rd best pick behind Martial and Bruno?

    Hes probably the easiest utd asset for me to get in now but do we think Martial outscores him or its close?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I think he's a better pick than Martial

    2. ludaslol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I mean he could work out quite good now as a midfielder with the added points for cs and goal. Doesnt look to be in his best form right now tho.

      I'm thinking him over Bruno for now since I can't afford an extra mil.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Take that hit. I would probably captain Rashford this week too. He's up against Ward, Palace's defensive weak link too.

  16. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    should i chase the price rise and take a hit ?
    Alli and Pulisic out for Bruno and barnes

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Pulisic could still start and Alli might do okay at Saint Mary's.

  17. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Trézéguet for Villa could be a good bargain player. But he seems to have had fewer minutes last season than one would like. Why did he miss over 1000 minutes for Villa last season ?

  18. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Werner or Rashford in the draft?

  19. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    harrison or klich if had to choose??

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Flip a coin.

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Harrison cannot play Man City (parent club)

    3. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Harrison

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      klich

  20. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Someone else planned to hit WC GW3?

    1. firstade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Yup!

  21. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Honestly tempted by -8 for

    Werner + alli to Dcl + Bruno

    Crazy, but I’m beginning to convince myself it might actually pay for itself

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Losing Werner doesn't appeal to me. He has really good fixtures and he looked sharp.

      Just get rid of the weak link which is Alli.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Big no for a -8 and involving Werner for me. He looked v good imo

    3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      DCL had 3 touches in the box. Did absolutely nothing other than the goal

  22. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Lost a couple of pages back. Which looks best?

    A) Ings > Martial (FT)
    B) Havertz, Ings > Bruno, DCL (-4)
    C) Havertz, Ings > Martial, JRod (-4) + 1.0itb

    0.5itb
    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, Davies, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba, Havertz*, ASM, Soucek
    Werner, Ings*, Brewster

    Whilst A was my original plan, I feel like Havertz may be a 'buy back later' FPL option - he looked like he needs time to find his place in the system and start firing on all cylinders. At that price point, the options are good and could be more fruitful to drop temporarily.

    Cheers!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I like B. It changes the structure for the better imo.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        I also like B. DCL looking like he'll finally get the service he needs as has the stats to deliver.

        Other option is to get Rash over Bruno and have 1.0itb to upgrade the defence over the next couple...

  23. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Leno
    Trent Coleman Justin Shaw Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Klich Podence Rodriguez
    Martial Werner Brewster

    Thoughts on this possible draft? Not hit the button yet!

  24. Shaw Manc Redemption
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Quite interesting the idea of Werner and Son to Rash and Martial. Early -4. Big gamble if it pays off. Can only really do it tonight as Tony on his way I reckon. Not saying I'm doing it but it is a tempting gamble.

  25. Yome
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC?
    4.5
    Robbo, Digne, Justin
    Salah, Auba, Bruno, Klich, Hendrick
    Martial, DCL

    Steer, Taylor, Ferguson, Davies

    Auba to KDB/Sterling on GW3 and possibly Martial to Werner for a hit

  26. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Son to Bruno, before the price rise.

    Is it that easy a decision?

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Hit or not? If not then push the button

    2. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes very easy

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      It depends on the rest of the team.

      I think Son has pretty high potential for next game and can punish sellers. But if you're really happy with the rest then sure.

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      For free?

    5. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Thinking long term I think Bruno is a season keeper. I don't think I feel the same way about Son. If Bruno gets injured or bad run of fixtures you can always go back to Son.

    6. james 101
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes

  27. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Would you do son to:

    A. Bruno (-4)
    B. Rashford
    C. Save FT

    Penalty power of Bruno concerning me!

    1. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      B brave.

    3. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Save. Son could score big this week.

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Did you see their last game?

  28. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    hows this looking?? any improvements much appreciated
    wc

    mccarthy
    vvd, saiss, justin
    salah, sterling, willian, klich
    werner, martial, DCL

    steer, kwp, alzate, mitchell

    1. Yome
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      It is OK but not Auba against WH.
      Can you get 0.5 for Robbo instead of VVD?

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      No TAA is brave

      Lamprey over kwp if you have McCarthy

    3. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      If you're not going TAA I would personally go for Digne

  29. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Had to happen 😀

    Spurs to get a 5.5 striker - international pedigree too. Got to love these transfer window stories. They simply must be true.

    Just seems Spurs can't decide which Palace hot shot to get. Wickham no doubt would enter the frame too were he not injured.

  30. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    What you reckon lads, which one ?

    A)
    McCarthy
    Trent James Taylor Dier
    Bruno Salah Aubameyang JWP
    Werner Wilson
    Button Bissouma Brewster Mitchell

    B)
    McCarthy
    Trent James Dier
    Salah Aubameyang JWP JRod
    DCL Werner Wilson
    Button Taylor Bissouma Mitchell