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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. Hiroku
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Suggestions on what to do with this team?

    Didn't want to make knee-jerk panic decision after one round of matches so thinking of rolling the FT and mini-WC GW3 for a hit, so I can have more data to base decisions on. That said, growing a bit scared of losing team value and there's the matter of Manchester players increasing in price as well.

    Ryan | Walton
    TAA | Robertson | Davies | KWP | Davies
    Auba | Salah | Havertz | Soucek | Saka
    Werner | Mitrovic | Davies

    1. Hiroku
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Last defender meant to be Ayling*

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

      That's alot of Davies. I'd ditch Havertz maybe

    3. MadeinIreland
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I think I’d be getting Havertz and Saka out

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

    A price rise question....Martial is on 82% for a price rise will he reach 100% tonight?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      You would think so. Buying always picks up when people see that a player is getting close.

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

      Probably not - a few WCs about

    3. Lukakus Unit
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I doubt it. Gabriel, Fernandes and KdB might though

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

        They have already passed 100%

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

      I'm not taking the chance. Doing the transfer today.

    5. Speaking Words of Wisdom, R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      The price change percentages are always a little off during the first Gameweek - you often see players reach 100% but they don't actually change price until a day or two later. I guess the algorithm needs a few actual price changes to occur before recalibrating and becoming more accurate. This is my experience with fplstatistics anyways, not sure about others.

      From memory of previous seasons, there are normally only a handful of price rises in the first week (maybe 5 or 6 key bandwagons), and a few more price falls (10+). Though I see there's already been two rises and one fall this week so who knows. This is also a bit of an unprecedented first gameweek in that we have the two Manchester clubs returning from a blank, which will no doubt cause a bit of transfer market chaos as managers rush to bring those players in.

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    What needs changing here?

    McCarthy
    Justin - TAA - Davies
    Salah - Auba - ASM - Alli
    Adams - Ings - Werner

    A) Adams -> Wilson (free)
    B) Ings -> Martial (free)
    C) Alli & Ings -> Bruno & Wilson (-4)

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

      B

    2. MadeinIreland
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      B and maybe Alli to Rodrigues too?

  4. MadeinIreland
    • 11 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    I have the following team and scored a pretty handy 87 points despite the mistake of Saiss on the bench ☹️...

    McCarthy, Button
    Van D, Egan, Holding, (Saiss, Dallas)
    Salah(c), Aubang, Son, Zaha, Soucek
    Werner, Wilson, (Brewster)

    I’m thinking of Son > Rodrigues and Werner > Martial for a 4 point hit and 0.5 million in the bank

    Good moves or bad? Any other suggestions to improve. I don’t want to wildcard at this stage.

    Thanks...

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Just the first move, then possibly do the second for free next week.

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

      I'd do it the other way around. Get Martial this week.

      1. MadeinIreland
        • 11 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        I’m not looking at Bruno and Richardson as the swaps

        1. MadeinIreland
          • 11 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          now*

  5. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    I’ve just done something that I’ve never done before. Wildcard activated after GW1.

    Feels damn good!

    1. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Ive done the same, was looking at -12 or more

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      lol

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Get KDB or Bruno?

    1. GROBARI
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Long term Kdb,this gw Bruno

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

      KDB

    3. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Will you captain KDB? Lot of money if not

  7. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    What’s the story with Mitrovic and Vinagre. Will they start next week?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mitro .. yes
      Vinagre ..doubt it

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mitrovic probably will

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

      Mitro should be fine, was just a bit short fitness wise I believe, no idea about Vinagre.

  8. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Bruno, KDB & Gabriel crossed 100%

    some WCs must have these transfers which have less impact on the price changes .. does fplstatistics consider the WC factor?

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      They will rise tonight, like Willian did last night

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

      Yeah they might not increase but they might too

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      cheers both

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

      No, they are not factored into their equation - how would they know?

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

    0.5 itb

    McCarthy Steer
    Bavies Dier TAA Justin Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM Soucek
    Werner Mitro Adams

    Would love to get Martial in but probably not worth taking Werner out? Don't want to take the Spurs out either ideally

    Salah > Bruno?

    Or do I just save and take out Auba next week to switch it up

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

      Salah to Bruno yes.
      Explained why above, answering "is it stupid to make this move."

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

    Have Pulisic & Werner.

    Thinking Puliic to Greenwood or J Rod ?? Or ?

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Hold. He's only getting healthier

    2. Hiroku
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Might be worth waiting on Pulisic, he could break into the first team next weekend, specially considering how shockingly bad Havertz was.
      Unless you really want to get in a United player.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks. This could be the best option as I also have Holding and Alli and will need to move at least one on next week.

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

    Dier -> 4.5m for free to free up cash?

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      No.

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

    Which one would score more this GW ??

    A. VVD Mitro + 4
    B. Digne Wood

    Only this GW. Can WC anytime nothing planned so not looking for too long term !

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

      B

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

        Thanks 🙂

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Not Wood as Leicester away could be tough for Burnley. Maybe Wilson?

      But B looks good.

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

        Already have Wilson Karan.

        Mitro vs Leeds ??

        Fulham looked way poor 🙁

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          I think Leeds will come
          fortably beat Fulham and probably keep a CS. They beat them 3-0 after lockdown too.

          Watkins could be a decent punt.

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

            Haven't thought about him.
            Thanks. Will have a look.

            Plan was to get Wood always but this blank put me off .....

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      B

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

        Cheers Holmes !

  13. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Ship out Saliba or wait? If I wait I can only replace him with Mitchell in a 442 system

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

      Think I'm moving him on

  14. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Salah Son Werner => Bruno KDB Martial -8?

    Or as a part of WC.

    1. Tree House
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Calm down

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Assess Werner on Friday, and could always ship out for Martial then.

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Trying out twitter for FPL this year but the more I use it, it seems that FPL on twitter is full of "experts" and gloaters.

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah, you should just find the people you consider insightful and follow them only.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        True and honestly, I much rather prefer posting here.

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

      It's sh.t 😆

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Indeed. Stuffs people do to gain followers is just embarrassing.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Avoid it. I made the mistake last season of using it too much

  16. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Better option for the next few weeks?

    A) DCL & Bruno (-4)
    B) Martial & Rodriguez

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

      B

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

      A
      I don't rate James as of now as FPL asset

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      A. As James still has to convince and Bruno could devastate.

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

    0.5 itb

    McCarthy Steer
    Bavies Dier TAA Justin Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM Soucek
    Werner Mitro Adams

    Looking at doing TAA & ASM > AWB & JRod for -4, why or why not?

  18. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Who is on pens in Everton?

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

      Siggy listed here, no one knows beyond that

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

      Rich or Rod

  19. YankeeDoodleDandy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Live vicariously through my knee-jerk WC:

    McCarthy Mesiler
    James Saïss Davies Castagne Mitchell
    Bruno Mahrez Jorginho Salah Willian
    Richarlison Martial Carroll

    What would you change?

    1. MadeinIreland
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mahrez - don’t think he will play

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        What other options do they have with Bernardo injured?

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

      Pickford 4.0
      James Saiss Digne Castagne Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Willian Jorginho Podence
      DCL Martial Bamford

      This is the bandwagon XI

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

        Interesting. Definitely not into Bamford or DCL. Underlying stats say Richarlison was a beast but didn’t produce, aka will come good.

        I’m trying not to bandwagon the defense too hard, but James Saïss and Davies seem like killer value

    3. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Mahrez is recovering from COVID
      Carroll is a waste of the extra 1.0 for limited minutes.
      Jorginho isn't nailed
      Too much knee jerk to avoid Liverpool defenders.

      1. YankeeDoodleDandy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Probably right on pool defender. Didn’t watch the game — how did pool score 4 and TAA wasn’t involved at all?

        1. mattyb09
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Scoring 4 goals without any involvement from Mane, Firmino and TAA is very flukey.

    4. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Or
      Pickford 4.0
      Robertson,Digne,Saiss,Ayling,Lewis
      Salah,KDB,Rodriguez,Klich,Bissouma
      Werner,Martial,Brewster

      1. YankeeDoodleDandy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        I like this. Robbo Digne Saïss could be pretty solid

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Look at Lewis/Ayling rotation too.

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    I think a lot of people are blinded by Manchester United right now because of this Palace fixture (which btw, isn't even that good considering Palace's decent GW1 showing against Southampton).

    Their fixtures from GW3 onwards are not that nice. bha TOT new CHE ARS. Those are not fixtures to target heavily and get double or triple ups. I don't think I want Bruno + Martial for this run of games and give up someone like Werner who has wba CRY SOU in 3-5.

    Also, City are being really slept on. Again, because they have a tough GW2 fixture.

    From 3 onwards compared to MUN they're looking at: LEI lee ARS whu shu. That's far better than MUN's set of games. I'd much rather double with say KdB + Foden/Sterling/Aguero instead.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      I just have Martial and given our inconsistency, I am reluctant to double up on the attack. Rather prefer City/Everton/Wolves assets

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

        Yeah that seems sensible.

        Also prefer Everton, City and Wolves for the next few.

        1. YankeeDoodleDandy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Everton fixtures are nuts.

          WBA
          Cry
          BHA

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

      Have Tony. Enough United.
      Will get Raz. Enough City

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

      I dont think its just the palace fixture. Spurs looked laboured. Chelsea conceded a fair amount of chances to Brighton and Arsenal are Arsenal.

      City fixtures are better, slightly, but not as obviously as you're making out.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        I think they are clearly better and City are also the stronger attacking team which makes it doubly appealing to get them instead.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Not sure what "Arsenal are Arsenal" means, they're much better defensively now in the 3ATB that will be deployed. Spurs still limited Everton to a few chances, don't get caught up in the narrative. City's run is significantly better.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      I think bha & new are great fixtures and possible captaincy options as there aren't any standout options in those weeks.

      But I agree with rest of it. I've given up trying to fit in two of them but trying for atleast one.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Both away games. But yeah, of course they are good fixtures. But 3/6 good fixtures in the next few where two of the good ones are away doesn't really appeal that much to me.

        Another reason that I ended up ditching the Bruno plan last minute. I thought for some reason the United fixtures were brilliant. They aren't. Blinded by the CPL goodness of GW2.

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      I picked my team on the base of 8-10GWs... Will let it play out for a while and save a transfer this GW.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Same here but the WC looks tempting

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Sterling + Aguero and Martial sounds good

    7. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      This is what I'm thinking. I'd always planned to do Jimenez to Martial for GW2 but Jimi's performance plus your points above have shifted my thinking. I think keeping Werner and Jimenez for a few weeks is a good enough front line looking at fixtures.

      Now it's whether to use my FT to get in KDB this week, or a playing def for Saliba before he drops?

    8. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Agree. I'm limiting it to Bruno and moving out for Salah before the Spurs game..

      Greenwood is the most tempting, but still a large question mark over him due to transfer speculation, regarding players joining United.

  21. kenzo.
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    I want to shift Vinagre to another 4.5 defender... Who is the better option out of

    A. Taylor (BUR)
    B. Ayling

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

      Thought Lewis or Fredricks looks the best of the 4.5

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

        oh Fredericks from West Ham?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          He's got ars, WOL, lei, tot, MCI, liv. Horrendous fixtures.

        2. YankeeDoodleDandy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          5 key passes last game.
          Only Robles is his night mare fixtures

      2. kenzo.
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Lewis is a good shout... thank you

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      Do you like boring players or exciting ones?

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

        haha... this season whoever gets me the most points... last season Ayling would've been a no brainer

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

    Play 1
    A) Saiss MCI (H)
    B) Mitchell MUN(A)
    C) KWP TOT(H)
    Dont think they have much chance of a cs but Saiss has the most threat, so him!?

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

      same dilemma, i'm on C

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

      Read somewhere Mourinhos record at Man U after Europa games was very poor. Man U fans may help you here?

      Won't necessarily translate to Tottenham.

      Southampton were good post restart & Tottenham are the less attacking team than both Manchester clubs.

      Saiss is a threat, is laporte available?

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

    I just checked Havertz stats from last season and he had 4 goals (1 pen) and 3 assists in 25 games when playing in AM position. So his AM stats aren't very promising.

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

      I noticed that - stats much better when playing as CF or RW

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

        CF is great (8 goals, 1 assist in 8 games) and RW is quite good too (6 goals, 5 assists in 12). But I assume his primary position will be AM at Chelsea with Ziyech and Pulisic as wingers so thought that's quite relevant.

        Of course it's a different team with different tactics though, so might not necessarily translate into his Chelsea performance and could still end up being a good fpl asset.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Yeah - think his place will be as an AM when Ziyech and Pulisic are available on the wings.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      The Havertz problem is causing issues, man is playing at RB and struggling with physicality apparently. His stats are inflated by playing at striker, needs to adapt to the new tactics and league.

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

      But he was playing for BL, didn't have Werner ahead of him, didn't have other threats around him that may give him more space in an attacking Chelsea team.

      If he's half as good as the hype he could be an absolute bargain.

      People knee jerking after one game may regret it when he bags against Liverpool and has nice couple of fixtures straight after.

  24. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Is Struijk (4.0) nailed on Leeds Utd defense or just filling up?

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

      Filling in for Cooper

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

      Filling in for Cooper.

    3. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      thanks

  25. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Any news on greenwood?

  26. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Alli price plummeting. Goodbye failed punt.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Does he look like dropping? Might have to switch to James Rod soon then

    2. Jay Arell
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah huge disappointment really. Cant spend 8m on a rotation threat

  27. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    RMT please.

    Pickford
    Wan-Bissaka, Digne, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Brüno F, Saint-Maximin, Jorginho
    Martial, DCL

    Nyland, Lamptey, Mitchell, Davis

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      7/10.

      -Jorginho is a trap. He will not start very often.

  28. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Folks, had a terrible start and need help with this one please

    Son and Nketiah to

    A) Bruno and Brewster
    B) JamesR/Greenwood and DCL
    C) 6mil(dunno who) and Martial

  29. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Auba out kdb in for free?
    Had salah and bruno

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      No reason, Auba will haul vs WHU

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      no

    3. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      What reason is there to get rid of Auba this week? Can easily save the FT and do that transfer next week.

      1. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        People are blinded by the potential price rise. I'm gonna put the armband on Auba this week.

      2. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        The only ones I can think of is because they think kdb outscores auba in gw2 or he doesn't want to lose 0.1m

  30. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    With Salah having smashed it at the weekend, are people still getting rid of him for Bruno as was the template pre-season plan?

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Salah gw1 haul or not, I don't think salah to bruno was template, more just a few we're thinking about it.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        I think there was a lot of talk about Salah and Auba to KDB and Bruno in GWs 2 and 3.