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The key FPL lessons I learned from Gameweek 1 of the new season

What have I learned from Gameweek 1? It’s the same every year. Don’t panic after just one Gameweek. Remember why you chose those players. If you can save a transfer that’s ideal.

All words of wisdom we heard in pre-season, which is why less than 24 hours after Gameweek 1 ending I’ve considered no transfers, one transfer and even a hit! Fantasy Premier League is truly back.

In this article I want to see if there’s anything we can take away from Gameweek 1. It should be noted that making rash decisions based on one Gameweek is often a fools game, but we should always try and spot what we can, especially this early on.

Everton

How Spurs and Everton's new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Lots was made of Everton’s sub-par performances during Project Restart. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) didn’t score at all, and they looked as a whole, very poor as a team.

Fast-forward to signing a whole new midfield in Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and James Rodríguez (£7.5m), and it’s suddenly a whole different story.

The midfield three, which included Allan, Doucouré and André Gomes (£5.5m) looked like it had been playing together for years, and Rodríguez looked like that player that some people probably haven’t seen play since the World Cup in 2014. He constantly caused Ben Davies (£5.0m) issues even without pace on his side, and with five chances created against a strong enough Tottenham Hotspur side, we should be taking note.

It’s also worth noting that Everton’s game plan was to seemingly target the side of Matt Doherty (£6.0m), with Rodríguez often playing balls out to Richarlison. With West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton up next it may be something they continue to try, although Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) might have something to say about that in the Brighton game.

Just to quickly touch on Lucas Digne (£6.0m) as well. It was interesting to see that Rodríguez didn’t monopolise set pieces, and Digne was still on lots of corners and free-kicks, which is ultimately where his assist came from. He only created one chance in the game, but with more freedom against teams that don’t have a marauding full back like Doherty, he could still be a great option, especially with the new look midfield giving the defence more protection.

Sheffield United

Chelsea

I’ve been pretty vocal in my excitement for Chelsea players this season but it might take a bit longer for their new signings to gel together like Everton’s did. Without some of their key players being fit, I’m looking at your Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m), it may be more sensible to hold off on loading up too soon.

They beat Brighton 3-1 but it wasn’t convincing. The xG for the game was Brighton 1.05 v 1.22 Chelsea..

Reece James (£5.0m) rewarded owners handsomely, but I’m not expecting him to score a 20 yard goal every week. And the third goal was helped through a significant deflection.

It might be harsh but I also thought Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) was at fault for the goal they did concede, and it wouldn’t be the first time. I think I’ll continue avoiding Chelsea defenders until a replacement comes in (which may be soon), despite their relatively good underlying numbers last year.

In attack to say Kai Havertz (£8.5m) didn’t look good would probably be an understatement. He created just one chance and had zero shots. It’s too quick to write him off, he’s a young player, playing in a new team, in a new league, but for owners it may be concerning with Liverpool (home) up next. When Pulisic and Ziyech are finally fit we should see Havertz move more centrally, rather than playing out wide and that should broaden his points potential.

I don’t think Havertz is necessarily a rush to sell, but the timelines on certain injuries to other players in the squad would help me if I had to make that decision. After Liverpool it’s West Brom, Crystal Palace and Southampton up next, so there’s certainly some promise there.

For any promise Havertz didn’t show, Timo Werner (£9.5m)  defintiely did. He managed five shots in the box, and also won the penalty. His speed in the transition from defence to attack will be huge, and playing off the shoulder against Liverpool could see plenty of counter attacking opportunities. Just an assist is hard to swallow for his 46.5% owners, but a goal looks to be right around the corner.

Liverpool

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This probably isn’t news to some, but the Liverpool defence is still pretty good, despite heavy transfers out for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m)

Leeds United may have impressed and scored three goals, but this came from an xG of just 0.32. On another day Leeds may not have scored at all.

What was most worrying to me was Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) making another mistake and gifting Patrick Bamford (£5.6m) a goal. It’s easy to put those mistakes down to a league winning hangover, but we don’t have that excuse now and it’s something to monitor – hopefully just first game of the season rustiness. 

I don’t think we should have been expecting too many clean sheets from Leeds, Chelsea and Arsenal in the first three Gameweeks, players like Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Alexander-Arnold are long term holds after all, which is why the Leeds result doesn’t put me off when you look at the underlying numbers.

In attack, Mohammad Salah (£12.0m) owners can probably consider themselves a little lucky (I know I do), to have gotten two penalties in one game. Although it’s worth noting for a lot of people getting penalties for the same price as Sadio Mané (£12.0m) was key reason behind the pick.

From an “eye test” perspective Salah looked sharp, and any pre-season lack of form or sharpness was not to be seen. The same can’t be said of Mané who I thought looked poor at times with sloppy passing that broke down some attacks.

But when you look at the underlying numbers, both Salah (0.38) and Mané (0.27) had fairly similar npXG and it’s probably not worth panicking too much after just one Gameweek. Although for some people perhaps it’s just dawned on them that penalties can be very handy in FPL, and Salah is probably worth owning long term whilst they are the same price.

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3,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Davies, Tierney, TAA
    Salah, Auba (c), Soucek, ASM
    Kane, Vardy, Adams

    Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Ferguson

    Not a bad start. Future plan is Auba to KDB, Tierney to Wolves defense when they have nice fixtures.
    For this week:
    (1) Save
    (2) Kane to Martial (Although Kane's fixtures are great)
    (3) Kane + Adams to Martial + DCL (-4)
    Thanks.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      its close. 1 if you want to give Kane another week. 2 if you want ManU in this week (wouldn't take a hit) or take out Vardy instead of Kane.

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        i'll probably do 1. don't wanna take Vardy out for now. I don't see Man U thrashing Palace.
        I do want one Everton player against West Brom and going forward.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          yep roll and do 3 for free next GW.

          1. niaz1982
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            How do you do 3 for free thought you only ever had 2 transfers carried over

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              3rd option for free

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

      Live A little Lad 😉

      3

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    Jose playing a 3ATB would be very appealing

    4231 clearly doesn't work with this team

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Jose is doing 4ATB to make it unappealing for you

    2. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Jose better play with some athletes in defense.

      Doherty and Davies are Slow, garbage defenders. Not talking FPL but this is why Doherty is worth less than Ainsley Maitland-Niles to actual teams.

      One is a real player and one Just wears a uniform on Saturday

  3. Pommie22
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Hi guys any advice welcomed
      McCarthy,Nyland
      TAA,Robbo,Egan,Mitchell Douglas
      Salah,Aub,Havertown,Biss,Soucek
      Werner,Wilson,Mitro

      See any reason to panic buy!!!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        nope. only question mark is Havertown.

        1. Pommie22
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Yes i meant Havertz. His size is a worry looks like someone who might get bullied a lot.

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              yeah i thought it was a new nickname for him lol. still a question mark and i would get rid soonish but wouldn't take a hit doing it.

      2. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Is Klich the best option for Leeds ?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          dunno but is apparently on penalties.

      3. Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Is the Liverpool defense dead?

        Somehow I see Pulisic, Werner, and Co mauling and going caveman on the Reds.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          i am looking at TAA, Robbo and probably VVD as mids in terms of expectations. Not CS, but attacking returns.

      4. Cahill17
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        a) Havertz to Rodriguez
        b) Havertz to Greenwood
        c) Havertz + Davis to Rashford + 4.5 def
        d) save

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Just dont do B

          1. Feedtheyak
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Why are you against Greenwood?!

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              I am not mate. Just think it is not sensible move under the circumstances. Too much unsecurity. Better to keep Kai atm imo...

        2. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          C if you will Rashford (C).
          Otherwise D.

        3. Costa Nostra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          A

      5. olidooley
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Hi all....1 FT and 4 or 5 options in my head...

        McCarthy
        TAA Robertson Shaw
        Salah Auba Havertz JWP Soucek
        Werner Mitrovic

        4.0 Taylor Davis Mitchell

        1) Save
        2) Havertz to Rodríguez
        3) Havertz and Robbo TO Rashford and Digne (-4)
        4) Havertz and Werner TO Rashford and Richarlison (-4)

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          1

          1. olidooley
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            I’m leaning 2 currently....Havertz vs Pool and half my team are in that game.....Probably 1 or 2 in the end

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              yep that could work. its a shame Havertz looked so rubbish.

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Lack of match fitness, adapting to new coach and players, playing in not his favoured position, give him time!

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  Time is not something we have in fpl. Nothing wrong with getting rid now and bringing him back on WC if he looks good

        2. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          1

      6. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Played WC.
        4.3.3

        McCarthy
        TAA, Justin, Lascelles, Taylor
        Salah, Aubameyang, J. Rod
        Werner, Martial, Wilson

        Steer, Saiss, Reed, Bissouma

        Thoughts guys?
        Thanks.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Lewis over Lascelles?

          1. Ronnies
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Went with Lascelles because I thought he was more nailed

        2. olidooley
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Midfield too weak....need a 8-9.5 spot imo...
          A spot to rotate in and out Rashford/Greenwood/Pulisic/Havertz/Rodriguez etc

          1. Ronnies
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Can u lend me an extra 5m ?

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            would need to downgrade Werner/Martial or TAA. so would the replacement plus the 8-9.5 mid score more than whats there now?

        3. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          I have Similar team with yours (-4 taken). I don't know if it good or bad sign, haha

      7. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Hi current team
        McCarthy
        TAA Doherty Justin
        Salah Ali Aubs ASM
        Werner Wilson Adams

        Subs Steer Biss Mitchell KWP
        £1.0 ITB 1 FT

        What would you suggest this week???

        Thanks

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Since you have 1m itb I would save or Alli out

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          do nothing or Alli to someone cheaper - JRod seems to be a popular pick on here or Greenwood maybe.

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            could use the change to upgrade Adams.

            1. niaz1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Worried Werner flag is orange too

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                i would expect Werner to play.....maybe wait to closer to deadline and bring Martial in if not playing.

        3. niaz1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah I’m not sure to wait and hold but thinking I should get a United asset this weekend. Rodriguez has a good fixture just a tough decision I guess. Aubs to KDB next week.

      8. Kei19255
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Would u rather have..

        1.KDB or Sterling?
        2. Midfield 3 of Auba, KDB/Sterling, Bruno or Auba, KDB/Sterling, Salah?

        I can bring by salah in GW3 by dropping Auba.

        Current Team:

        Pickford
        VVD, Digne, AWB, Justin
        Harrison, Auba, KDB, Bruno
        DCL, Martial

        Thank you all...

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          KdB
          the first choice (assuming you bring salah in for Auba).

          1. trafalgarlaw
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            similar with my plan

          2. Kei19255
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            would u then double up city or man utd since funds' a constrain

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              dbl man utd as city mid prems are more expensive unless you take a punt on foden.

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Stuck on 1,KDB safer but Sterling can take the ball home like last season in first game

      9. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Although Bruno and KDB are predicted to rise tonight, one should also remember that a GW1 blank is unprecedented. Possible that special rules may apply

        https://twitter.com/FantasyFootyFix/status/1305962394984812544?s=20

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Yes, this could be right. Had the same thoughts yesterday morning. Didn’t have the stones to risk being prices out of my moves though, so took a -4

      10. trafalgarlaw
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        WC 442, 0ITB

        McCharty
        TAA Justin Saiss Taylor
        Auba KDB Bruno ASM
        Martial Jimenez

        Nyland Davis Mitchell Bissouma

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          G2G and hope Brewster gets that loan. Maybe look at alternatives for ASM.

          1. trafalgarlaw
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            yeah not sure about ASM

        2. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Like it, do you think Bruno + ASM will outscore the likes of CHE mid or Jimenez + Jrod?

          1. Kabayan
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Doohh, you already have Jim..

        3. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Think Doucouré could be a viable 5.5m pick over ASM.

      11. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Imagine this for FPL

        Son Kane Bale
        Reguilon Højbjerg Lo Celso Doherty
        Tanganga Alderweireld Sanchez

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

          Davies over Tanganga but yeah, sounds insane in theory.

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah probably, was just thinking that you'd want a lot of pace in a back three like that. I think his centre back options are why he wouldn't go for that formation, but it would be so good for FPL.

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

          not sure if its good or bad

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Massive wingbacks

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Would be great with a different manager

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            haha this

          2. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            So much this

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Respect
            Respect
            Respect

            😛

          4. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            True that. This just makes that bus a little wider.

      12. Sourabh
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Continued with the plan and went for Salah -> Bruno.
        Still hoping for Kane to give same points as Martial.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Brave soul. I changed my plan and kept Salah but brought in Bruno with a -4.

          1. Sourabh
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Good luck for getting the best out of GW2

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Likewise, big man, thanks.

              1. Sourabh
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Now i did a -4 for Bowen -> Hamez

      13. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Bench one this week:
        A) Lewis (BHA)
        B) Justin (BUR)
        C) Ayling (FUL)
        D) Soucek (ars)

        1. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Soucek or Lewis imo.

        2. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Alll good options.

          D

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

        Mane price drop really kicking owners while they're already down

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

          He'll haul now

      15. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Anyone brave enough to bench TAA versus Chelsea?

        I’d be going with JWP and Jamal Lewis instead.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Why bother having him if you're going to bench... I have him for his attack appeal not so much his CS

          1. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Correct. There's never a reason to bench TAA.

          2. gryffsonofarthur
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Just one Gameweek tho

          3. gryffsonofarthur
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Liverpool WILL concede against Chelsea

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Won't matter when he hauls unexpectedly

              1. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                With a double Gameweek looming, I sold him last year. He then had that record breaking score next Gameweek.

                So yes, very aware of being punished for doubting TAA.

        2. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          It's not brave when it's stupid

        3. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Sold him for a -4. Think that Digne and Bruno will outscore Trent and Alli in the short-to-mid term. Sacrilege, I know, not to
          mention extremely risky.

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            i approve your move

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Why thank you, kind sir. I’m hoping Trent won’t have a Leicester away performance during this period. Ordered a massive couch this morning, will arrive before the weekend.

        4. Wakanda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          HAHAHAHA...benching a 7.5m def with more than 50% ownership
          not wise imo
          if he fails, everybody(the 50%) fails

      16. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Did werner and alli > bruno and dcl to avoid the price rises. Hoping it doesn't backfire.

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Sound move

        2. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          I did those exact moves

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Good moves

        4. jamesjoseph2770
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Very risky. U could regret it..

      17. Totalfootball
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Is Reece james a good option ?

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Watch and see. Great first game but have to see if nailed.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Short term, not sure he holds his place when all their defenders are fit

        3. Boberella
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          He looked pretty good. Got forward a fair bit and on corners. Not sure how nailed he is though and he's not gonna score a 20 yard screamer every week.
          The goal he assisted was pretty weak too and got a massive deflection so you could say that was a fairly lucky assist.

      18. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Any news on Pulisic ?

        He's probably first mistake of this season for me ... :mrgreen:

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Not a mistake if Mitchell’s the first sub!

        2. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Was a punt / risky pick. Great player, but really bad injury in the cup final.

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

            Hmmm
            Never trusting Fat Frank now !

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

          Him and Vinagre 🙁

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

            I have Davies too who could be out after new lb signing for Spurs. If it happens that is

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

              So do I, plus White and Werner are flagged

              I'm interested to see how much worse it can get lmao

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

                Ha ha

      19. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Bench one.

        a. egan
        b. davies
        c. Taylor

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          c

      20. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Do Barnes + Martial score at least 4 more points than Havertz + Antonio this week?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Quite likely

        2. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          I think yes.

        3. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Only one I like there is Martial.

        4. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah hit central. Do it.

          1. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Actually I thought that read Bruno and Martial. I wouldn't make those moves.

        5. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Barnes looked very dangerous against Baggies. Good chance it pays off in a week; if not, I think it will quite handsomely over the next 4

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Yup, would've preferred to bring in Hames but think Barnes is the best of the 7.0 bunch

      21. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        McCarthy (Button)

        TAA Justin Egan (Mitchell, Vinagre)

        Salah(VC) Auba(C) Havz Alli ASM

        Werner Adams (Davis)

        A) Havertz to JRod
        B) Alli to JRod
        C) Werner to Martial
        D) Vinagre to Lewis/Lamptey/Taylor
        E) Save

        1. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          By JRod you mean Hamez?

          I'd probably save or go Alli/Havertz and Werner to Bruno and DCL

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Yep I mean James Rodríguez Everton midfielder, not Jay Rodriguez Burnley forward..
            Don't think it's worth the - 4 just for the sake of catching a price rise unless of course Werner looks like dropping in price this week. Cheers.

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah thats confusing now. We have two JRods. This one should just have been Rodriguez.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          A. Mitchell can cover Vinagre until PVA returns

      22. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Start Soucek over one of these defenders?

        Steer
        TAA Justin Davies Holding
        Auba Salah Bruno
        Martial DCL Adams

        McCarthy; Soucek Mitchell Bissouma

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

          Nope

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          I would expect a reaction from Westham against a London rival this weekend and therefore try to start the lanky Czech lad. Probably drop Adams if any.

          1. gryffsonofarthur
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            He’s in court next week. They’re going to sue Czech.

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          drop Davies. Soton have scored in every game against Spurs since 2015/16 season

        4. bennyp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Start Soucek over Holding. Arsenal aren't great defensively.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Don't agree in the light of Saturday. I'd drop Davies myself although let's see how Thursday night in Bulgaria goes first.

      23. tokara
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        i am gg to do Havartz to Hames.

        I think Everton is much solid team, they played like they have been playing tog for ages. Chelsea on the other hand, meh.

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Wait and see on Rodriguez.

          Doucoure on the other hand.......

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Hames is on corners and maybe freekicks. All attacks flow through him. Next few games are good for everton to bag goals for fun.

            1. gryffsonofarthur
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Theoretically a good pick. Nice price. Proven.

      24. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Which duo would you rather have long-term?

        A. Fernandes and Watkins
        B. Grealish and Martial

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

          B Barnes Tony

        2. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Fernandes and Wilson

          1. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Not possible 🙁

            1. gryffsonofarthur
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Then A

            2. gryffsonofarthur
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              I like grealish tho. 7 m talisman on pens

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          B but probably Barnes over Grealish

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

          A

      25. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        What to do here?

        Ramsdale - (Button)
        TAA - Digne - Davies - Taylor - (Mitchell)
        Auba - Salah - ASM - (Diangana - Bissouma)
        Martial (c) - Werner - Adams

        1FT & 0ITB

        1. Roll the FT
        2. Auba -> Sterling/KDB
        3. Diangana/ASM -> Harrison

        Cheers!

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          1

        2. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Roll

        3. spray
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          1.
          The worst that could probably happen here is that Tottenham buy a replacement.
          The cheaper players need more time to be judged. I think you'd be better using some Aubameyang money with Diangana/Saint-Max anyway. Two trades next week.

          I really like your team.

          1. bennyp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 4 hours ago

            Cheers! Happy with Davies.

            Harrison really passed the eye test for me, as did Leeds in general. I've seen what ASM & Diangana can do though, so i'll wait and see.

            Auba -> Sterling/KDB is my only planned transfer so far

      26. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Will Mitro start v Leeds?

        Can start Jamal Lewis instead.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Mitro likely to start, would definitely play him

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Can’t see Parker benching him again, even if he’s still not fully fit. They looked much better when he came on.

        3. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          He should

      27. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        What's with Justin? I thought he was taking the place of Pereira but then played on the left??? Will he be nailed now then?

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Placeholder. But happy to have him for some easy fixtures before pereira return.

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          He’s a utility guy, can play on the left or right. Castagna can as well. I expect him to be dropped when Pereira comes back.

          1. rokonto
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Thanks

      28. foreverton
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Worth transferring out Vinagre for a -4 if he's in my starting XI?

        1. Pilgrim62
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          I think so

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Why would he be in your Starting XI? Did you not plan for GW2?

          1. spray
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 4 hours ago

            MCI lost twice to WOL last season, they're home, OOP, only cost 4.5... I don't think its out of the question that this was his 11th player, that was a gamble, and since hasn't worked out.

        3. spray
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          It depends if you're trading out for a 4.5 replacement. If that's the case, then I would say no.
          You're unlikely to get someone that makes a significant impact compared to your next bench/next DEF.