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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
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 20 hours ago

    Auba 3 year deal - celebration hatty incoming?

    1. stat sifter 888888
        5 days, 19 hours 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
      5 days, 20 hours ago

      Best move?

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

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        A

      2. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        A

      3. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        A

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        Leaning towards B. Think DCL could be good value

      5. stat sifter 888888
          5 days, 20 hours 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.

      6. Ludde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 20 hours 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
          5 days, 20 hours ago

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

          1. QUEN
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours 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
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
            5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours 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
                5 days, 20 hours ago

                Good thinking.

          3. Freddiebell
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 19 hours ago

            Why would you want to WC that team.

        2. Joyce1998
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

          2. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours ago

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

            3. stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 20 hours 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
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Yep - same here. Works for me

            5. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 20 hours 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
                5 days, 20 hours ago

                Add Foden to that list.

            6. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 19 hours 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.

          3. Right In The Stanchion
              5 days, 20 hours ago

              Aubameyang signed. Hat trick (c) celebrations this GW

            • Fernando Torres
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 20 hours 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
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    1. stat sifter 888888
                        5 days, 20 hours 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.

                • KUNingas
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    C

                  2. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Just do B

                    1. KUNingas
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Who do you want to captain this weekend?

                    1. KUNingas
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Probs Auba

                  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    C looks worth a hit

                    1. KUNingas
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Thanks. On a longer term for sure.

                  5. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    1. KUNingas
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Not enough cash

                  6. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    C, with a hit

                  8. Freddiebell
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 19 hours ago

                    A by a mile

                • Vasty Deep
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    try konsa or burnley defender?

                    1. Vasty Deep
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Burnley also looks good. Thanks for the suggestion.

                  3. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Hause has goal threat

                  4. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Rotation aside Villa are going to ship.

                    1. Vasty Deep
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Agreed. Thanks

                  5. Jellyfish
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Konsa or Targett

                    1. Vasty Deep
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Both nailed? Thanks

                • Cruz88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A unless you are going to captain Salah soon

                  2. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    C

                    1. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                        • 3 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Think Guaita could be the best 5.0 option actually

                  2. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  3. KUNingas
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  4. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thanks all!

                  6. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                • Klopp it
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Wouldn’t have Phillips and bench is poor

                    1. Klopp it
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      ? Wat else can I do

                • Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                  I have Kane....

                  A Kane to Martial

                  B Save FT,

                  1. Blue&White85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  2. KUNingas
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    B, give one more chance

                  3. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    B

                  4. Malkmus
                    • 9 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  5. Freddiebell
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 19 hours ago

                    50/50 I'm getting martila in

                • stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    1. stu92
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    AD

                  3. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 18 hours ago

                    AD

                • Old Gregg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  2. stu92
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  4. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thanks all

                • S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                  For a hit.

                  Havertz & Ings ->

                  A) Hamez & Martial

                  B) Rashford & Dcl

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  2. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                    Already getting rid of Havertz?

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      100%. Absymal display last night and Liverpool next.

                  3. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  4. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Cheers all

                  5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    A

                  6. Jullepuu
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Can you do just Ings to Martial?

                  7. Freddiebell
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 19 hours ago

                    A

                • fantasyfog
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                  Only Willian risen so far??

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    And Bamford

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Pepe down .1

                • Destroyer of teams
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    No, it is what it is

                  3. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    No, not at all.

                  4. stu92
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thanks just the ocd kicking in

                  6. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  7. RichieW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

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

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

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Similar to Vardy's stats!

                  3. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  4. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • Granville
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    B if Foden is nailed on!

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

                        True! And I feel Foden will get decent minutes.

                  2. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      *many

                  3. Granville
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    another option is

                    C) James Rodriguez, Saint-Maximin, Aguero

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      With no United?

                    2. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      5 days, 19 hours ago

                      What’s up? I’m back, buddy

                  4. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    You wildcarding Granville?

                    I'd take A.

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

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

                      1. Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  5. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  6. Granville
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  8. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                  Did EFL have VAR last season?

                  1. Seanigula
                    • 11 Years
                    5 days, 19 hours ago

                    Yes

                • unitednations
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    2

                  2. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    2.

                    Can't see Adams matching DCL

                  3. unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • Grounderz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    1. ludaslol
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        I've done Alli and Bowen to Rashford and Hendrick

                        1. ludaslol
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 days, 20 hours 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
                            5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                • linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  1. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours 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
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Son no, Alli a bit too risky

                  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    I would get rid of Alli. Son is ok.

                  4. Gingerman
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                        5 days, 20 hours 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

                  5. Woy_is_back
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

                    Are fpl ever going to improve those krappy prizes?

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Do they have prizes!?

                    2. JustSomeGuy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Prizes are pretty good for being free, no?

                      Join FanTeam if ou want bigger prizes.

                      1. Woy_is_back
                        • 3 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                  6. diesel001
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    Damn, that is cold.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      1. Gingerman
                          5 days, 20 hours 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
                        5 days, 20 hours 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.

                    2. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      Keep Che Adams or get DCL?

                    3. Ronnies
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours 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
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      2. Gobigorgohome
                        • 9 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        play wing back

                      3. Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Historically prone to rotation. Playing reverse oop.

                      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    4. JURGENAUT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                      So who's wildcarded?

                      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                    5. Raybigblue
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 20 hours ago

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

                      1. Gingerman
                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                          Prefer doucoure

                          1. Raybigblue
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 20 hours ago

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