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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. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    JM - James, Martial
    or
    RD - Rashford, DCL

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      JM

  2. Green Jumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Egan > Saiss/Keane & keep Holding
    OR
    Egan > Gabriel & Holding > Justin

    Have already played WC

  3. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Which of these would you start next GW?
    1. Ayling.
    2. Saint-Maximin.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      1, CS and an assist looks likely

      1. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Thinking Ayling at the moment yes.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      ASM - higher ceiling

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Ayling

  4. Joey Tribbiani
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Which team is more likely to keep clean sheet next GW?

    Wolves at home to City
    or
    Burnley away to Leicester.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Burn

    2. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Burnley

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Burnley but neither look likely really

  5. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Have £0.5 ITB and my 1 FT, which would you do?

    A. Son>Rashford
    B. Ings>Martial
    C. Save

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. ace3.1415
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      C

    3. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I would save but B if Martial price rises.

      1. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        He's on 82% at the moment do you think he will rise tonight?

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          I doubt he will rise tonight.

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Maybe tomorrow

    4. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      B

  6. ace3.1415
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    What are your thoughts on Barnes to JRod? Go for it?

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Keep Barnes played well

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Barnes looked good. It's a hold for me.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Not for me

      JRod looked great but Barnes could have had a hattie. Not convinced yet how great JRod will be in FPL. Great looking player and he’ll improve Everton but less clear on returns - yet!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Barnes is usually "could have" and not "actually had" when it comes to returns, his finishing is very disappointing

        1. ace3.1415
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Totally agree. Kind of annoying.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Agreed really but has a lovely ceiling when he is on 🙂

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            He'll always be a legend to me for that 19 pointer, and he has plenty of time and room to grow!

          2. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            It is annoying, but he had 16 returns in 2000 minutes last year. He'll come good. So direct.

  7. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Best bet here??

    Havertz and antonio to martial and 7m mid (prob klich and keep the cash)

    B....bavies, havertz and antonio to ayling, jrod and martial - 8

    B looks extreme - but it does get rid of some players I won't want and given fixtures could pay back this week!

    Mccarthy steer
    Taa davies shaw (vinagre ferguson)
    Salah auba havertz asm (biss)
    Werner antonio Adams

    Would appreciate views Thanks!

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I’d leave Davies alone personally and move ASM on in your extreme scenario

      Don’t rate him as FPL asset - bar one 3 game streak he was dire last time. Even in improved attack his lack of any final ball and touch line heroics are off putting

      Get Klich if you can

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      What's the logic for moving Havertz?
      Fixtures seem decent from GW3 onwards.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        80M RB

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Havertz looked like he will take time to settle. Can't even be sure he will start v lpool.

          I'm committed to doing antonio to martial. I have 1mitb. So I'm 1.5m short.

          James Rod looks an excellent bet next few.

          Ayling could get clean sheet v Fulham and als has lovely fixtures

  8. bruuuno
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Guess I should wildcard this mess?

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Vinagre Justin Lamptey Johnson
    Auba Son Alli Havert Bissouma
    Werner Mitro Ings
    0.5itb

    1. ace3.1415
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Alli, Havertz > Bruno, ASM

      1. Toked
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        this

  9. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    ManU Fans, do you know is Greenwood gonna start? Or Will Ole give him a lesson for what happened with national Team?

    Temted to go with Greenwood or over Rash coz 2mil Will help a lot!

    Thoughts?

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I think he starts on the bench

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I think he will start

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      He will start!

    4. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Will he? Read article in MEN of Ole going 3-5-2, playing vd Beek and Bruno as attacking mids and Rash/Martial up front.

    5. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Dont know any insider info, but my take is, if he's fit, out of isolation and been training with the team, he will start

  10. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi everyone could I get some input on what is the smartest move please. 1 FT and 0.0 Available.
    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Justin Lascelles (Mitchell)
    Salah Auba Fernandes ASM (Oriol Romeu)
    Vardy Mitro (Davies)
    Thank you

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I would roll that FT.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        I was looking to get Martial and KDB in the coming weeks would it be wise to get them before they keep rising?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          Leave as is. Make moves after GW2.

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Save

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Would it be unwise to get ahead of price rises?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          don't do anything

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            By waiting a week I could end up paying 0.3 more for the players I am after long term, does that not really make much difference? Sorry if my questions is worded incorrectly

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    All set for GW2? Plan is Auba -> KDB for GW3, then sort out Vinagre and anyone else after.

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin KWP
    Salah Auba(C) Bruno(V) ASM
    Werner Wilson Mitro

    Nyland Bissouma Mitchell Vinagre

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks good, I would possibly address the Vinagre issue the gw though

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Thing is, I don't want to take a hit for a 4.5 defender. have 0.0ITB.

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          I see what you mean, you can afford to deal with the issue later on you have a playing bench

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      GTG

  12. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Most pressing concern in my team is Saliba. Non playing and close to dropping. No other transfers required. Werner flag is a slight worry, but i think he'll be fine.

    Next weeks.move is Auba to a city mf. Either KDB or Sterling. Probably the former.

    Safe to make the move? Who are my options?
    A. Lewis
    B. Lamptey
    C. One of the Burnley boys? Which one?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably Lewis

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        I'm leaning to him. Prefer his fixtures and not a terrible rotation pairing between him and KWP.

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      He said he would be fine for next week after the game so it looks promising. B or Taylor for me

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Trouble is, tomorrow morning Saliva will be 4.4m and KDB 11.6m

    4. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Lewis has better fixtures, but Lamptey looked a good player, may get attacking returns. I assume you have Justin?

  13. fajmonkey
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Hey guys.

    1.5 mill in bank but can't get Bruno in without dropping auba or salah.

    I would like martial in.
    Should I go werner to martial (2 itb), or kane to martial (3 itb)?

    Likly auba to kdb next week.

    Then upgrading my (woeful) defence week 3 (or 2 and take a hit)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Kane - CHE have good fixtures

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Havertz is annoying me since his poor game last night and I don't see him settling in CHE any time soon. My original plan was roll the ft and wait and see with utd/city players.

    Havertz out
    A. Hamez
    B. Rashford
    C. - 4 downgrade TAA to Digne or Werner to DCL and bring in Bruno
    D. hold ft

    1.0itb
    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Justin Ayling
    Auba Salah ASM Havertz*
    Werner Adams
    (Peacock Taylor Bissouma Vassilev)

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      a or b

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Rashford

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm not convinced with Rashford

  15. GROBARI
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Egan Dier KWP Mitchell
    Auba Salah Son ASM Ceballos
    Werner Mitro Wilson
    Bank:£0.0m 1FT
    Is this a save or not?

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      yes save

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Save

  16. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Robbo, Alli -> Digne + Rashford (-4) Yay or Nay?

    1. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Robbo out? You must be either drunk or crazy

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Agree id keep robbo

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Not sure it's crazy to sell Robbo based on Liverpool defence, fixtures including Chels, ARSE, ever in 3 of next 4. Plus his price.

      I was going Liverpool double DF, then the fixtures came out & I thought I'd wait until the fixtures turn.

      Controversial but I could see TAA & Robbo actually dropping in price over the next 4 games & you could get him back in for cheaper, although that does waste 2 transfers unless you're wildcarding.

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      It's not crazy, am thinking of doing the a similar thing.

  17. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Best 4.5 for bench?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mid

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Bissouma

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Bissouma

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Bissouma but slim pickings this year

  18. ace3.1415
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    How well do you think JRod will perform as an fpl asset? Not too convinced myself.

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Neither am

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Me neither!

  19. Hiroku
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone else considering bringing in just one Man Utd mid for the next GW, then holding on to one of Auba/Salah and only bringing in Man City players around GW10 (when their fixtures improve), possibly with a WC?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I have done Ings to Martial this week.
      Auba to KDB next.

  20. phuang
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Can I know what is the view on a team which focuses on midfield heavies?

    McCarthy
    Mitchell, Lewis, Dallas, Justin, Lamptey
    KDB, Bruno Fernandes, Salah, Auba, Soucek
    Werner, Brewster, Davis.

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      You have six midfielders

      1. QUEN
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Sorry No u don’t ignore me

        1. phuang
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          No problem. What is your take on this team setup?

          1. QUEN
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            Looks good till I see the front three. Would rather 4,4,2 I think or 3,5,2.

            Easily upgradable though by downgrading Werner and getting two cheaper options like Wilson. But then you have the Werner concern every week like I do

            1. phuang
              • 5 Years
              5 days, 22 hours ago

              The reason for me keeping Werner is to set up my team in a 4-5-1, with Werner being the only premium forward in the team. I don't see how can I set up my team in a 3-5-2 without sacrificing Werner.

  21. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Keep Alli or do Alli to Rashford/Pulisic/Havertz for free?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Alli to Rashford

  22. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Get rid of Ali or Havertz for Bruno this week? Have to decide this evening before his price rises. What is the communities verdict+

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Just need to wait for Alli's Europa minutes

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Thats the problem, Bruno is rising tonight and I will be priced out. Havertz was the long term choice but he was dour last night. Was planning of swapping Ali.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Alli

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Could do a Brian Clough-like substitution and get rid of BOTH Alli and Havertz and bring in just Bruno.

      Both were disappointing. One understandably, the other predictably.

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Getting rid

  23. Dosh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Trent Son --> Justin Salah/Bruno

    Justin has good games + the attacker upgrade could offset any possible damage from Trent. Good moves?

    1. GROBARI
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Dont transfer out Trent
      I remember 2 times when I benched Trent and he had liks 15 points in that games :/

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Taa out is always a risky move

  24. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Who's keeping Dele and Havertz?

    Dele: Certainly pending minutes in Europa league. But I think he'll come good, don't think the sub was anything personal and he had a great chance right before that. I'll keep for good fixtures.

    Havertz: I'll want him when he finds his form in his preferred position. The games after Pool are tempting and I'd like to have double Chelsea, however Puli might be the man.

    I'm going to try my best to hold.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes but Tottenham are not a possession-based team. Mourinho has basically advised other teams how to play Spurs: only one player in the pivot; the others high press. Can see this sub happening often.

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Lol - well done mourinho

      2. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah, his explanation certainly made sense and I agree, it might be typical. James is the only one I am really considering, or a hit out for both. But having flexibility of 2 FTs in GW3 seems worth it.

        Honestly, hopefully Dele plays 90 and he's gone 🙂

    2. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Hold both? But surely, Bruno is a good choice for this gameweek.

    3. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      OK, I guess I will keep Ali for 1 more gameweek. It is really Puli or werner that I am most keen on.

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      You don't think there's a good chance Bergwijn, Lamela, Sissoko or Lo Celso start ahead of Alli?

  25. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Vinagre on his way to dropping is such a disappointment

    At least Vardy's picking up the pace

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      -52% and plenty of WC's, there's hope.

  26. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Is Salah > Bruno a stupid move? Favourable fixtures

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Its best to have salah,kdb,bruno power3 from gw3

    2. GROBARI
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      For this gw its stupid move

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      I don't think it's stupid. Salah v chels, ARSE, ever in 3 of next 4 doesn't scream value for £12m .

      Fernandes plus £1.5m may outscore him alone then you factor in what you can improve your team with the extra £1.5m.

      Also beats the inevitable price rise on Fernandes at some point.

      Obviously hiding behind the sofa Salah versus VILLA but that's 1 of 4 fixtures.

  27. Syphras
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    In a great deal of turmoil over whether or not to play my WC.

    I've already made 1 change: Antonio -> Bamford before the price change.

    So now am sitting on the below with 2m ITB
    McCarthy - Nyland
    TAA - KWP - Targett - Vinagre - Mitchell
    Aub - Son - Havertz - Barnes - Stephens
    Werner - Ings - Bamford

    Do you think I should stick or WC to:
    McCarthey - Nyland
    Robertson - Saiss - Justin - Mitchell - Struijk
    Aub(then Salah next week) - Sterling - Fernandes - Havertz - Jam.Rod
    DCL - Bamford - Davis

    Any help is much appreciated.

  28. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Auba running away with the (c) poll
    Again.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Second time lucky 😉

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Apart from the hordes transferring him out for KDB

  29. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Vinagre to Digne?

    Have 2.5 itb

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Very easy decision that one

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Get Bruno !!
      😉

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Nah, too expensive and I have sacrifice the king!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          For whom you kept 2.5 then ??

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            Wilson to Martial was the plan!
            But I was so satisfied by the little man!

            I'll go Unitedless and I hope it won't hurt me...much!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 22 hours ago

              Not wishing you any luck there 😉
              Wilson in my team too so half GL pal !

  30. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    So we need to move before tonight to avoid price changes on KDB and Saliva (among others).

    How much is a 'mini wild card' worth? -8pts? When it gets to -12pts it becomes a real wild card, which preferably I would like to hold back.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I cant be bothered about prices. Waay to early in the season.

      1. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Kind of important if you only have the exact money to do a transfer.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Exactly (in more ways than one).