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Saïss delivers on Project Restart promise as Jiménez returns to his FPL best

Sheff Utd 0-2 Wolves

  • Goals: Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m), Romain Saïss (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Daniel Podence (£5.5m), Pedro Neto (£5.5m)
  • Bonus Points: Saïss x3, Jiménez x2, Conor Coady x2 (£5.0m)

Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) was back to his best at the first time of asking as Wolves beat Sheffield 2-0 on Monday night.

After a decent start to Project Restart, the Mexican’s 2019/20 campaign largely petered out, but that familiar spring in his step returned for the start of 2020/21.

If nothing else, it was a standard outing for Jiménez as he spearheaded Wolves’ attack on the counter, scored what turned out to be the winning goal and took a share of bonus points as a result. That rewarded his 19% ownership with a solid eight-point haul.

In a Gameweek where Harry Kane (£10.5m), Danny Ings (£8.5m) and Richarlison (£8.0m) all blanked, Jiménez took virtually no time to show he means business this season.

During the first half especially, Wolves were offered plenty of space on the counter-attack. It was in the third minute that Daniel Podence (£5.5m), deployed on the left-hand side of the front-three, left John Lundstram (£5.5m) behind to occupy the vacuum left by George Baldock (£5.5m) at right wing-back. His fine left-footed cross dropped beautifully to an unmarked Jiménez, who rifled high into the top corner of Aaron Ramsdale‘s (£5.0m) net.

Two minutes later, Jiménez was in again. This time Leander Dendoncker (£5.0m) had made it to the byline, chopping the ball back towards the forward. Backing away from Baldock, Jiménez chested it down, firing a fierce effort towards goal, stopped only by a sprawling Ramsdale save.

He went even closer to adding to his tally in the 83rd minute as João Moutinho (£5.5m) sent in an excellent corner, which Jiménez directed onto the front post.

Sheffield United were, admittedly, uncharacteristically brittle at the back in the early exchanges, which we will come back to later, but Jiménez passed the eye test with flying colours on Monday night. Considering he has previously shown a ruthless streak against the so-called top-six, a Gameweek 2 meeting with Manchester City, who typically play a high defensive line, may not be as tough for his owners as first feared.

Fantasy managers in search of value in the £5.5m midfielder brackets would have liked what they saw of Podence and Pedro Neto (£5.5m) in Gameweek 1. The two mid-priced options were both deployed either side of Jiménez, keeping Diogo Jota (£6.5m) out of the side and on the bench all evening.

Each player looked lively, especially when they were given the chance to trouble Sheffield United on the counter-attack. And in a Gameweek where Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m), Lundstram and Bukayo Saka (£5.5m) all blanked, Podence and Neto each registered a score of six points.

The former got his assist for Jiménez’s opening goal, while Neto managed to wrestle away one corner from Moutinho, which Romain Saïss (£5.0m) turned into the net after five minutes.

However, Fantasy managers should probably approach the Wolves front-line with caution in the coming weeks, as there is plenty of competition for places. While Jota was rooted to the bench on Monday, we know he is good enough to come into the team either as a wide-forward in a 3-4-3 or centre-forward in a 3-5-2. Meanwhile, Adama Traoré (£6.5m) may be used further forward at some point, although, for now, it appears as if he is filling the void at right wing-back by Matt Doherty (£6.0m).

The Wolves defence continues to reward Fantasy managers who invested in the right options. Their clean sheet at Bramall Lane was the 10th since Gameweek 25 of last season. Since then, no other Premier League team has recorded as many shut-outs, Manchester City and Manchester United (both nine), the joint-second-best in that department.

As we have come to expect from Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, they managed Monday night’s game exceptionally well, for the most part, limiting Sheffield United to half-chances.

They were particularly dominant in the opening 25 minutes, where the Blades registered just one touch in the box and no efforts on goal. By the end of the 90 minutes, Chris Wilder’s men had mustered just one shot on target. While such impressive control of the game does not exactly bode well for Wolves defenders as they prepare to face Manchester City, Sheffield United’s troubles in front of goal could be promising for Aston Villa.

In terms of how best to invest in Wolves defenders (probably from Gameweek 3 onwards), Saïss once again emerged as a key option. The Moroccan international offered great value at the back end of last season and, despite a price hike to £5.0m, he was back to his best at Bramall Lane.

Saïss was the man who rose highest to score Neto’s fifth-minute corner and he was unfortunate not to come away from Yorkshire with three goals to his name. He was afforded another free header in the 52nd minute, which he nodded just wide and later in the second half, he was caught advancing almost in a centre-forward’s position. Jiménez led a counter-attack through the middle, sliding Saïss in on the left. His fierce effort was tipped onto the post by Ramsdale, before Jiménez screwed the rebound just wide.

As it turned out, Saïss also claimed maximum bonus points, continuing his BPS appeal from Project Restart, ending up with a 15-point haul. More threatening than Willy Boly (£5.5m) and Conor Coady (£5.0m), the Moroccan currently seems like the best Wolves defender to consider, especially in light of Ruben Vinagre‘s (£4.5m) evening.

Owned by over 10% of managers, the young left-back was not given the chance to hold down the position while new signing Marçal (£5.0m) bedded in. Nuno offered a route straight into the team for the debutant, who lasted the whole game. That said, he did not venture forward too often and was certainly less dangerous in the area than the similarly-priced Saïss.

As Vinagre’s Fantasy owners consider how to upgrade him to the Moroccan in a few weeks, the silver lining was the fact that he remained on the Wolves bench. Accordingly, auto-subs were triggered, although Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) was the only of the top-three most-benched defenders for Gameweek 1 who played; Barry Douglas (£4.0m) and Bernardo (£4.0m) the other two.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United defenders were far from useful in their first Gameweek of the new campaign. As already mentioned, they gave up a whole host of chances, especially on the counter. It was a far cry from the Blades we have come to know under Wilder in the Premier League and this was the first time this calendar year that they conceded more than once at home in a match.

It went from bad to worse for the most fashionable Sheffield United asset too as John Egan (£5.0m), owned by more than 16% of Fantasy managers was booked in the first half.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (McGoldrick 71′); Stevens, Fleck, Norwood (Berge 76′), Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal, Dendoncker, Moutinho (Vitinha 86′), Traoré; Podence (Neves 76′), Jiménez, Neto (Buur 69′).

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1,659 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Auba 3 year deal - celebration hatty incoming?

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sometimes it can have the opposite effect and players start to cruise. He's a pretty good captain pick for West Ham but their defence is so bad the goals could come from anyone starting for Arsenal tbh.

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best move?

    A. Ings >> Martial
    B. Ings+Pulisic >> DCL+Bruno -4

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Leaning towards B. Think DCL could be good value

    5. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Puli's a good pick just a bit too early. I picked Alli as a placeholder and that didn't exactly go as planned lol. DCL will be best value this year (probably about 15-16 goals) but Martial will score more (20). May take a couple of games to get going though so DCL's not a bad form pick.

  3. Ludde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tempted to trigger the WC, is that to kneejerky with the team I already got?
    McCarthy Button
    TAA Doherty Egan Justin Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    Werner Mitro Adams

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Way too jerky. Maybe take a -4 on Mitro/Adams but a WC after one week is madness.

      1. QUEN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What’s wrong with mitro or Adams.

        As far as I’m aware mitro should be starting and missed out due to fitness and Adams looked better than ings?

        1. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Nothing is wrong with them. I’ve considered them both. I only picked them as neither played at the weekend and I couldn’t see any reason otherwise that a WC would be needed!

          1. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Adams did play at the weekend mate. He's a far better value pick than Mitro and has far lower ownership.

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have almost exactly the same team (13/15 same) and I'm not going to, for what that's worth!

      1. Ludde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thinking about saving the FT to make Auba, Son and Egan to KDB, rashford and a 4.5 defender before GW3

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Good thinking.

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why would you want to WC that team.

  4. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    which team do you prefer?
    currently on B

    A- mccarthy
    vvd, saiss, shaw, justin
    salah, sterling, son
    werner, Cwilson, jimenez

    seer, soucek, alzate, mitchell
    or

    B- mccarthy
    vvd, sais, justin
    salah, sterling, willian, klich
    martial, werner, DCL

    steer, kwp, alzate, mitchell

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Like A's midfield but B's attack is much stronger. Imo both of those defences could benefit from some more consideration.

  5. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I like to take hits early to build up team value for the doubles later in the season. Anyone concur?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Makes sense but wouldn't do it if it means losing a player who's inform/has a great fixture.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      For my second WC it helps but it’s not my main priority

    3. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      4 points are more important than 0.1 value at end of the day. If the hit makes sense from a scoring point of view as well then fine but not if just for value.

    4. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep - same here. Works for me

    5. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This is a downside of having too many players with high ownership or in the 11.5-12.0m bracket. You're not going to increase TV much with them.

      Martial, Greenwood (if he starts), James Rod, James, Gabriel, Willian can easily add 1.0m in a few months.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Add Foden to that list.

    6. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Me too. I know many on here are hit adverse but my reasoning:
      1. We take 100% of the losses & only 50% of profit.
      So arguably it's twice as important not to lose value as it's twice as hard to get it back. Plus if the player has risen the chances are they are scoring points & I'm less likely to want to sell. EG TAA last season.
      2. At the early part of the season is where the biggest price fluctuations occur due to transfer activity as band wagons & value players emerge.
      3. This season more so with City, United, Burnley assets blanking GW1 then an influx of transfers in as every manager is looking at bringing them in.
      4. Getting players in before they rise in price saves £0.1m in cash, real terms, not team value.
      EG I've taken a minus 4 this week to get KDB & Bruno in & plan to take a minus 4 next week for Sterling & Taylor. If I went down the 1 transfer a week no hits approach there is no way those players wouldn't have risen in price by GW 3 when I'll have 4 assets from this teams & other managers won't be able to afford them without downgrading elsewhere & using an additional transfer or waiting another week & missing out on their points.
      5. Allows me to jump on band wagons & value players after GW3 deadline or texting to injuries / suspensions.
      6. Not committed to the first 4 GW transfers as getting said teams assets in & unable to react elsewhere.

      But I'm happy to take a minus 8 points as 3 of 4 are captain options & all are long term transfers. I think & hope those 8 points loss will be more than offset by the benefits.

  6. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Aubameyang signed. Hat trick (c) celebrations this GW

  7. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) Salah + 5m defender (both start)
    B) James + Werner - I would probably go with Richarlison for this GW over Werner. (both start)

    Which does better over next few?

    1. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You would do Richarlison for this GW and then get rid of him for next? Everton's attack is decent but if other teams contain Rich then they will struggle with penetration. In spite of Ancelotti's attacking pedigree, James will hit a ceiling on his debut year but will obviously get a few goals and assists.

      Salah and Werner are both must-own premium assets imo but missing out Salah is always a bigger risk, in spite of Werner's high ownership. Could see Werner getting a goal against Liverpool if Chelsea catch them on the counter-attack but it's just as likely Salah/Pool could do the same thing.

      A for me.

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        In his first season in La Liga, James got 13 goals and 13 assists in 29 games.

        1. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Octo, that was playing for by far and away the most dominant team in a less competitive league. Rn, Everton are still reliant on Rich for penetration (DCL will get better at this to take some of the burden off).

          James was also in great form at that point, younger and more easily able to adapt very quickly and the continental styles of football (favouring technical quality over physical assets) are more similar to each other.

          There's not much in either of those two options and as I have Alli I will probably get James in as well. I don't want to sway unneccesarily either way, just leaving Salah out could turn out to be a big risk. James and Werner is perfectly sensible though, especially considering that Everton are playing West Brom next week.

  8. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Really like C but not so sure with a hit. Thoughts?

    A) Mitro -> Martial
    B) Alli -> Bruno
    C) Mitro + Alli -> Martial + James (-4)

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Just do B

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks. With B, problem is that there are not any great attackers at 6 mil bracket

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I know... it is an issue. I am also stuck with Mitrovic

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Who do you want to captain this weekend?

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Probs Auba

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C looks worth a hit

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks. On a longer term for sure.

    5. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B....need to see United before a double up?

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not enough cash

    6. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B - If I had the enough cash I would do the same but I am 0,5 short

    7. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C, with a hit

    8. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A by a mile

  9. Vasty Deep
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who’s the best 4.5 pick from Villa’s defense? Need someone to rotate well with my LEI defender. Thanks.

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think taylor would be a good option if needign a rotating 4.5 with Justin

      1. Vasty Deep
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks- is he nailed on? Yeah, looking to rotate with Justin. I was thinking of targett based on minutes from last season. Hard to figure out their back 4.

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      try konsa or burnley defender?

      1. Vasty Deep
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Burnley also looks good. Thanks for the suggestion.

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hause has goal threat

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rotation aside Villa are going to ship.

      1. Vasty Deep
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Agreed. Thanks

    5. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Konsa or Targett

      1. Vasty Deep
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Both nailed? Thanks

  10. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tough choice this one, which would you rather?

    A) Digne, Trent, Rash
    B) WanBiss, Ake/Chilwell, Salah

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A unless you are going to captain Salah soon

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  11. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Better long term option?

    A) 4.5 GK + Ayling
    B) Guaita + Ferguson*(soon to return from injury)
    C) 4.5 GK + Ferguson + 0.5m

    Have to play Saiss this week if B or C

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Though B with another 5.0...Pickford, Leno (if he’s 5mil) Could work

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Think Guaita could be the best 5.0 option actually

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    3. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks all!

    6. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  12. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How's this wildcard?

    Martinez
    Justin, Robertson, Gabriel
    Fernandes, Salah, Phillips, Rodriguez, kdb
    Wilson, werner

    Bench, nyland, Struijk, Mitchell, brewster

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wouldn’t have Phillips and bench is poor

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ? Wat else can I do

  13. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I have Kane....

    A Kane to Martial

    B Save FT,

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B, give one more chance

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    4. Malkmus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A. Spurs look unfit so I'm avoiding for 3-4 gw's at least.

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      50/50 I'm getting martila in

  14. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Choose two for GW2 only:

    A) Auba
    B) Salah
    C) KDB
    D) Bruno

    Already have A&B, definitely getting C&D for GW3 but can’t decide if I’m going to take them now to avoid missing out on the price rise.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I wouldn't get rid of Auba before West Ham. A and D for me

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A & D was my original plan. Tempted to keep Salah for an extra week after seeing him at the weekend, but he surely can’t do that again...

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      AD

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      AD

  15. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hello,

    McCarthy
    Dier-Taa- Taylor-Egan
    Harertz-Ali*-Auba
    Adams-Werner-martial

    Soucek-Biss-Mitchell

    Which move please

    a) Ali > James Rod
    B) harvertz > J Rod
    C) Ali + H > J Rod + Bruno (-4)
    D) any recommendations?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like C best, but not convinced on J Rod. He played too wide against Spurs for me too consider. Great signing by Everton, but maybe not best FPL asset.

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    4. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks all

  16. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    For a hit.

    Havertz & Ings ->

    A) Hamez & Martial

    B) Rashford & Dcl

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

      Already getting rid of Havertz?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        100%. Absymal display last night and Liverpool next.

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    4. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cheers all

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

    6. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can you do just Ings to Martial?

    7. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  17. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Only Willian risen so far??

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      And Bamford

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pepe down .1

  18. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    .Anyone else struggling to not do Auba to KDB just because of the price rise? I hate having 0.4 in the bank but it means taking a -4 hit as I already have done Son to Bruno.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why? Sooner or later you will have 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.4 in bank. It's not like you are getting priced out of that move.

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, it is what it is

    3. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, not at all.

    4. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Think I’m going to do Auba > KDB next week. Auba is more likely to haul vs West Ham than KDB against Wolves, the 0.1 difference in value isn’t that big an issue I don’t think as I’ll be sitting on KDB for the season.

    5. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks just the ocd kicking in

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Take the .1 drop. The points are worth a lot more.

    7. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is it worth doing Salah to KDB this week, was originally planning on Auba>KDB next week

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Did DCL do anything other than score? Stats actually looks rubbish

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It was a pretty rubbish game. Most of the play was midfield passes.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Similar to Vardy's stats!

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He was pretty crap tbh... Header came from nowhere.

    4. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, same with Rodriguez...nice fixtures coming up but there are 37 more weeks to go

  20. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) Fernandes, Calvert-Lewin, Saint-Maximin (bench Saint-Maximim)

    B) James Rodriguez, Foden, Martial (bench Wilson)

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B if Foden is nailed on!

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        City players will be regularly rotated but they still rack up the points. Mahrez was one of the games top scorers last season despite his minutes. City almost break the rules of only selecting starters

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          True! And I feel Foden will get decent minutes.

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      How starts for Foden in the next 6?

      Difficult one as both good options but I’d go for A purely on they are more nailed until we have more info

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        *many

    3. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      another option is

      C) James Rodriguez, Saint-Maximin, Aguero

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        With no United?

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What’s up? I’m back, buddy

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You wildcarding Granville?

      I'd take A.

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes I've wildcarded. A is my default but i do love a tinker.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Blimey. Well I wouldn't risk Foden yet. Go with strong starters. Getting 11 out is imperative.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A, though I wonder who you're benching ASM for

    6. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The penalties almost seals it. They play a much bigger part of the game with VAR.

    7. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Doesn't seem fair to compare 2 players against 3...

    8. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A, but an option to get Aguero if he is fit

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Did EFL have VAR last season?

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes

  22. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Where do you see a bigger difference in a points potential?

    1) Bruno vs. Rashford
    2) Adams vs. DCL

    Deciding which combo to go for.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2

    2. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2.

      Can't see Adams matching DCL

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Based on the responses, it makes more sense to opt for Rashford/DCL over Bruno/Adams right?

  23. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Folks, haven’t watched the highlights for Chelsea game yet.

    1) What’s Werner’s injury about?
    2) How did Havertz do?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1) Dead leg
      2) Looked cool and calm on the ball, but didn't see much of it.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1) Had an issue with his leg while winning the penalty, he says he's fine and ready for the next week.

      2) Dreadful, dropped extremely deep to the point his average position was behind Reece James... needs time

    3. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1. Probably just a dead leg. Werner looked alright

      2. Havertz looked woeful and played of the right and not behind Werner (which I thought atleast). Looked like he will need some games to settle in.

    4. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I see. Thanks all. You guys making a move for Havertz out of your teams?

      1. ludaslol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I have Alli AND bowen also. I should probably do something, not quite sure on what tho. rest team looks great tho expect these 3

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I've done Alli and Bowen to Rashford and Hendrick

          1. ludaslol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Intresting, would that mean you play Hendrick every week?

            I also feel I rather try squeeze 1m to get to Bruno then, think he will pay that long-term.

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              No. I'm probably wildcarding next week but if not I have Brewster, hoping he moves

  24. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Am I crazy to keep Son and Alli one more week?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not crazy but I'd like to hear the reasoning behind keeping Alli. Son I can understand.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Son no, Alli a bit too risky

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would get rid of Alli. Son is ok.

    4. Gingerman
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You chose them because you thought they were promising or they were a place holders. You'll end up knee jerking all the time if you go of a single game week. I've got rid of son but I always planned to, I'm giving alli a little longer.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Initial plan was to move Salah/Adams >> Bruno/Martial....that's a bit difficult to follow through now so now considering
        A: Son >> Bruno
        B: Son/Adams >> Rash/DCL
        C: Son/Adams >> James/Martial
        D: or just Adams >> DCL

  25. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Are fpl ever going to improve those krappy prizes?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do they have prizes!?

    2. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Prizes are pretty good for being free, no?

      Join FanTeam if ou want bigger prizes.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I wanted to but somehow couldnt cause my resident country wasnt on the list 🙁

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    People ditching Mane, Son, and Ings after one GW.

    Damn, that is cold.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I always had Ings to Martial planned before it all started. I would keep Mane and Son if I had them.

      1. Gingerman
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I dumped son but had always planned to, but yes knee jerks all over the place.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Son was a 1 week placeholder for Bruno for many. Mane will punish sellers. Could be his turn against Chelsea. Ings will come good.

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

    Keep Che Adams or get DCL?

  28. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Why is nobody considering Traore ?

    6.5m
    4 really nice fixtures after Man City.
    Probably nailed with no Doherty

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Doesn't get the returns and there are other options and more pressing transfers

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      play wing back

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Historically prone to rotation. Playing reverse oop.

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      His standard run to the byline and cross with the right foot was countered pretty well last night!

  29. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So who's wildcarded?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      me, much happier without the likes of Liverpool defense, McCarthy, Pereira, Vinagre, Adams, Ings etc.

  30. Raybigblue
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Klich , anyone have any views 17 goals in 97 for leeds not bad 1 in 5 for a 5.5m midfielder ??

    1. Gingerman
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Prefer doucoure

      1. Raybigblue
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thank s , i agree but have triple Everton Hamez Digne Richarlason any other options ASM not really doing it for me