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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, 21 hours ago

    If Spurs looked a mess Sunday then what are they going to be like by noon this Sunday after a trip back from Bulgaria that won't get back till Friday morning?

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

      3-1 Saints

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Wouldn't surprise me. Ings hatty.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Don’t know but I don’t really fancy finding out - done Alli > James before he drops in price

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah it makes Son to A N Other a move I feel happy with

  2. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Robbo Maitland Justin
    Son Auba Salah ASM
    Werner Mitro Wilson
    Ryan Bissouma KWP Davies

    Hold FT or Son > JRod/Greenwood?

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Hold for now

  3. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Alli and Saliba both dropping. No cash.

    Arggghhhh.

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

    Hopefully they will have brought a proper holding mid back from Bulgaria with them.

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

      spurs, that is,

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

      Swap Hojbjerg and Allan and the game is turned on its head, which is even more shocking when you consider Everton were originally in for Hojbjerg

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

        I can't, for the life of me, understand why they would buy Hojberg. Even Skipp is better, but really they should have just kept Wanyama.

  5. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    hows this looking?

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

    steer, kwp, alazate, mitchell

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

      Looks great. Is that a WC team?

      1. Joyce1998
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        it is mate

      2. The Gambler.
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        What makes you think that? Lol

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

      I'd have double Wolves defense if I WC'd and Jimenez probably too.

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

        What double up would you go for? Saiss and Marcal/Boly/Coady?

  6. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    I see Bruno is rising tonight so it makes sense to do Son to Bruno now, yes?

    That was my plan anyway. My original plan was benching Bruno GW1 but the quarantine fear forced my hand, so went Son.

    1.5ITB

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Egan Ayling (Mitchell)
    Salah Auba Son ASM (Reed)
    Werner Mitro (Adams)

    Thanks!

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

      Yes

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

        Thanks

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Plenty of time for an injury to transpire

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

        There is always that risk but I've got a playing bench so it's a risk I'll have to take given that I'll be priced out by tomorrow.

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 15 hours ago

          Sounds like you have already decided your move

  7. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    0.5 itb

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

    A) TAA & ASM > Digne & Greenwood for -4
    B) Salah > Bruno
    C) Save
    Or any other suggestions?

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

      Son to Rashford?

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

      Adams or Mitro > Wilson

  8. fussballstadion
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Ryan (Walton)
    TAA, Doherty, Egan (KWP, Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, ASM, Son (Biss)
    Werner, Adams, Mitrovic

    A: Hold
    B: Doherty > Digne (free)
    C: Son/KWP > James/Digne (-4)
    D: Son/Egan > James/Digne (-4)

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

    For a one-week-punt would you rather Richarlison or DCL against WBA? Money not being an issue.

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

      Rich

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      One week punt. Both. Gamble on an Everton 4-1.

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

      Rich

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

      Rich. He’ll either brace or void.
      Digne could be good.

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

    Ings and Alli to

    A Rashford and DCL or
    B JRod and Martial

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

      Im on A atm

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

      B

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Oooh didn’t think about the first option. Thanks for making an easy decision harder.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      A looks excellent. Is rashy not being overlooked?

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

        That’s what I was thinking ( would have rather have Bruno but would mean Wilson over DCL) and with Everton fixtures and JRod supplying passes DCL could have great run

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

    Better get to Top 10k ASAP before the league shuts down again

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Casuals who play a chip every week first 3 wins again.

  12. MadeinIreland
    • 11 Years
    5 days, 21 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’ve had a further think and I’m now thinking of...

    Son > Bruno Fernades and Werner > Richarlson for a 4 point hit. I have 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. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      Do you think Bruno and Richarlison - 4 points outscores Werner and Son next week?

      Plus the opportunity cost of not making another transfer, or an injury before the next game.

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

        Werner playing Liverpool and whilst he looked fairly speedy and could cause them some issues I’m sure they will tighten up to be better than Brighton.

        Richardson had good stats and is playing a weak WBA - he has a better supply line this year.

        Spurs are playing poor and they also play in Europa on Thursday so could be knackered. Bruno will be fresh and on penalties which let’s face it Man United are very likely to get.

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 15 hours ago

          Sounds like you’ve already made up your mind

  13. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    A) Bruno, DCL, 5.5mf
    B) James, Martial, Foden

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      A) Just because I would fear Foden not playing

  14. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 21 hours ago

    Alright gents thoughts?

    McCarthy
    TAA-Davies-Justin-Taylor
    Salah- Auba(c)-Alli
    Werner-Ings-Mitro

    A) Ings > Martial
    B) Ings > DCL, Alli > Rashford
    C) Save FT

    Also play Soucek (3-4-3) or Taylor (4-3-3)?

    Cheers all

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

      B Taylor

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

    Is there a consensus on Martial vs Rashford? Seeing a lot of love for Tony but barely a mention of Marcus

    1. Hiroku
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Rash is more expensive, playing too far away from the box and no longer has pens on his side.

      • Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        I'm considering him, I could see him doing well and possibly sharing pens with Bruno (ie. Rashford takes the second one to get off the mark for the season or something)

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Crickey 2 pens in the first game...they are at it again...

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

            Are you in the future?

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

        I think he's ignored mostly because Martial is 9m cheaper, and it's 'only' 1m more for Fernades. The amount of options in the middle also make it a difficult choice, hence the Tony pick.

        I've had Rashford in my draft from the start, and think he's been massively overlooked.

        Crazy low ownership too, somehow a differential...

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

          *1.5m more.
          Can get a lot for that.

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

            Word problems, I meant Martial is cheaper at 9m and Bruno is 1m more than Rashford.

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

          Fernandes to Rashford is an easy downgrade. Not so easy the other way.

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

        If they switch to a 3-5-2 as rumoured, the 'playing wide' issue would be less of an issue. Just then the price.

    2. Hiroku
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Thinking of downgrading Havertz to Mount for an extra 1.5M. Don't necessarily trust any other midfielder in that price bracket ATM.

        Who to upgrade then?

        A) B. Davies -> Digne + 0.5 (-4)
        B) Mitrovic -> Wilson + 1.0 (-4)
        C) all of the above, -8 and 0.0 ITB

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

          Careful of Pulisic if going miunt

          1. Hiroku
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              I'd think Mount would be safe, Frank loves him and he can play in midfield as well.
              Definitely a risk, but that price range in midfield is so uninspiring...

          2. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            I wouldn't take a -8 for those moves, and I'd keep Mitro for one more week as Fulham looked much more attacking with him on the pitch and I see him starting. Davies to Digne seems like a luxury transfer so I wouldn't waste it ATM

            1. Hiroku
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                Yeah, agree on Mitrovic. Might be worth sticking with him for his price.

                Digne however has fixtures, CS and attacking returns potential, which makes him look very good value on an Everton side which can only improve going forward.
                Meanwhile Davies will hey 0 attacking returns and Tottenham have been poor for a while. Mourinho seems to be losing them.

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

              Pulisic and Ziyech still to come into the side. Lots of rotation at Chelsea this season.

              1. Hiroku
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Yeah totally forgot about Ziyech. Had him from my first draft until he got injured.

                  What midfielder would you recommend for Havertz instead?

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

                    I don't know the rest of your team, but in that price bracket and you want to go a bit off-template, I would say James Rod.

                    Watching brief for both Ziyech and Pulisic when they return and if the fixtures encourage Double Chelsea with Werner.

                    Also going to be interesting to look at game time for Greenwood and van der Beek.

                    1. Hiroku
                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                        Yeah that's a solid shout, James is top of my watchlist at the moment. Tbh I'm not 100% sold on him as an FPL asset and I doubt he has the fitness to play much more than 60min, but at least they have the fixtures and he could be a placeholder for the ManU players you mentioned.
                        Thanks!

              2. sthelenslad92
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                GW2 should I start Saiss vs City or Bissouma?

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

                  Saiss

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

                Folks, best site to track price changes? Still FPLstats?

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

                  As far as I'm aware, yes

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

                    ta

              4. AC Me Rollin’
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                Never done this before but seriously thinking of using my WC already.

                Current team:

                Nyland
                TAA / Walker-Peters / Saliba
                Son / Salah / Aubameyang / Saint-Maximin
                Mitrović / Werner / Wilson

                McCarthy / Stephens / Mitchell / Douglas

                Proposed team:

                Pope
                Digne / Lascelles / Walker-Peters
                Aubameyang / Mendy / Salah / Fernandes / Rodríguez
                Calvert-Lewin / Bamford / Wilson

                Nyland / Mitchell Saïss

                ---

                Thoughts?

                1. AC Me Rollin’
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Sorry Mendy is meant to be on the bench ^_^

                2. wilson007
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  No, don't be too trigger happy. TAA is the best value for money in the entire game.

                3. Keep Calm and Play On
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  I wouldn't...that team is fine this week, only potential issue is Son

                4. AC Me Rollin’
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Thanks guys, well yeah GW3 the plan is Son --> Fernandes

              5. dshv
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                What about that werner yellow flag ?

                1. chelseabrad
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  He came out and said he was fine to play vs Liverpool

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

                    As do most players when they're injured, they just want to play.

                2. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  He has a knock from when he earned the penalty...claimed it wouldn’t effect him yesterday...we’ll see if that’s true as the week progresses

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

                  Dead leg. Played on with it and should be fine for Liverpool.

              6. Andrew
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                So 6 of the 8 Premier Legaue games at the weekend were away wins, is this significant due to no fans or just a result of some of the stronger teams starting away this season?

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

                  Latter

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

                  Home team favourite in 7 out of 10 games next gw. Let's see what happens

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

                    This - but since lockdown in Prem and Bundesliga there has been around a 20% drop in home wins without crowds. Small sample mind but similar figures across the two leagues.

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Logically home advantage shouldn't count for much anyway. All teams play with the same ball on similarly manicured pitches. Is probably psychological as much as anything

                3. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Both I'd say. The stronger away teams won because the weaker home sides didn't have the supporters there to drive them on.

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

                  Both.

              7. wilson007
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Taylor Justin
                Salah Auba Pulisic Soucek
                Werner Ings Mitro

                Steer Vinagre Mitchell Bissouma

                0.5 ITB

                a) Ings -> Martial (which was the plan..)
                b) Vinagre -> ?
                c) Other

                Thanks guys!

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

                Doing Ings to Martial as I had planned but now tempted to do Alli to Rodriquez for a hit now that Alli is dropping in price.

                Probably been discussed plenty while I've been working. Any thoughts?

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

                  I'm doing the same moves. Think Rodriguez will be worth the hit over the next 3 GWs and don't want to take the Alli price drop.

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

                    Exactly where I'm leaning now. His stats are impressive as are his fixtures and Alli doesn't seem fit. Might be worth it to save team value.

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

                  I am doing Alli to James Rod for free, Alli could be 7.8 and James could be 8.2 by next week

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

                    not 8.2, more like 7.6-7.7

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

                      That's my worry. I'd rather not take hits when I'm not confident of it but I can't afford to lose .2-.4 so early on!

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

                  Best to admit your mistakes early doors and take the odd hit in the early weeks. Otherwise 0.1m is 0.5m effectively and prevents other transfers.

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

                    Cheers, that's confirming my thinking

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

                Isn't Matip fit? Do we think he will find his way back into the Liverpool side? They seem much more likely to keep clean sheets with him, compared to Gomez.

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

                  He’s fit, and don’t you just know it

                2. Hiroku
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    Owning a double-Pool defense myself, I'd like Matip in the 11 for sure. Gomez is good on the ball but a woeful defender.

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

                      Matip isnt bad on the ball either. I Like Gomez--he's still better than most PL defenders, but he's not better than Matip.

                3. yash
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Hi Guys,

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Davies Shaw
                  Salah Auba(C) Son ASM
                  Werner DCL Adams

                  Button Stephens Mitchell Vinagre

                  1.) Vinagre to Justin (Justin about to rise in price)
                  2.) save ft to get Utd or City asset for Son later.

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

                    2

                4. Andrew
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Auba announcement incoming....................

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

                    He’s sent a transfer request to your fantasy team?

                5. Cheeto__Bandito
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    A) Bruno, Martial -4
                    B) Salah, DCL

                    1. Keep Calm and Play On
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      B)

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

                      I have Martial and Salah so not really sure... A. looks better balanced but Salah is essential, albeit there isn't much potential price upside (whereas I think there is with Martial).

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

                    Salah v Kepa hmmm

                    1. Keep Calm and Play On
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Lol as a Chelsea fans this scares me to death...and Salah loves a goal against Chelsea

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

                      That doesn't sound good

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

                        Depends if you own Salah or not in my case.
                        Lol

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

                          I don't so I'm terrified

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

                      I'd go with Salah out of those two!

                  • roghippo
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    A Martial n Willian
                    B Bruno n Wilson

                    Cheers Guys, this one's doing my head in.

                    1. Keep Calm and Play On
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Arsenal fixtures don't look great next month and you already missed the price rise, I'd say B

                    2. CHRISFF
                      • 6 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Martial and James Rod

                  • Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    Been thinking whether to choose Martial or Bruno.
                    Ings to Martial looks easy but leaves me with Son and it would be hard to do anything with him considering the price bracket, also don't want to be left with much ITB if I dwongrade him.

                    Said that, Ings Son to DCL Bruno give me DCL for his nice run of fixtures, as well as Bruno as my only ManUtd player.

                    Go for Bruno and DCL?

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

                      Trouble is, the players we want from the top sides are mostly midfielders. The only first choice picks (imho) from that Top 6 who are forwards are Martial and Werner. They are also only 9.0-9.5m.