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Why fixture difficulty can be important in Football Index


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The new season is already underway, as is my debut campaign betting on Football Index (FI).

As mentioned previously, I’m going to be dipping my toe into the potentially lucrative FI waters all year, hoping to build a modest budget into something a little showier.

We ran over the basic rules of the game in that first article, so today I’m going to start looking a bit deeper into how I might be successful betting on the football stockmarket.

One other thing of note is Premier League bias. We will mostly be looking at Premier League players this season so we can tie FI coverage into our FPL content.

However, FI runs across five major European leagues – England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France – as well as the two UEFA club competitions, so we’ll be removing our Little Englander blinkers from time to time, and especially when there’s a player or Euro event that just can’t be ignored.

And so onwards to…

Will Cheap = Cheerful?

At the most basic level, betting and trading in shares requires you to buy low and sell high.

With that in mind, a good place to start looking for FI bargain bets is among the unknowns, either in terms of their overall (lack of) celebrity among football fans or as a first-time Premier League performer.

In other words, who will be this season’s Teemu Pukki?

Well, first up it’s wise to remember that a breakthrough striker from the Championship is not an every-season phenomenon. Don’t try to force players into pre-conceived narratives. Instead, discover the narrative that fits a player.

Last season, in FPL, that included both Pukki’s early goals and the out-of-position delights of John Lundstram.

This term, my eyes are being drawn to Leeds United.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa is not nicknamed ‘El Loco’ because of his singular devotion to steam trains, so it’s highly unlikely the Whites are going to be shunted into the sidings of dull irrelevance, to mix a metaphor or two.

There’s a feeling of all or nothing about him and his team. They could crash and burn, or they could win hearts, minds and a fine haul of points with a heady mix of high pressing at home and counter-attacks on the road.

Record signing Rodrigo Moreno has already caught my eye – mainly because he’s currently available for about one quid a share. For context, the most expensive player in FI at present is a certain Borussia Dortmund youngster available for well over £14.

Should Moreno quickly find his feet in a Leeds team with, it must be said, a tricky opening set of games, then the striker’s value is not going to stay so wonderfully low.

‘Should’ is doing all the heavy lifting in the previous sentence, mind, so we shall see.

The Fixtures ‘N’ Form Boys

If Leeds’ early schedule is not the easiest, there’s always another team with a brighter immediate outlook.

That leads me on to an FI tactic probably the closest to standard FPL practice – pinpoint a player with a great schedule and tap into it, and them.

With FI, the upsides of this are many.

As well as getting in-play dividends (see below) early doors, they’re in with a chance of the usual match day and team of the month bonuses.

And, if they’re doing the business consistently, they’re also likely to feature heavily in the press, which opens up opportunities to win media dividends on a daily basis.

Success should also breed success, with more fellow managers buying into your prescient pick and bumping up his overall value.

Chelsea have one of the kindest opening set of fixtures, with ‘opening’ here meaning ‘all the way through to Christmas’. Of the biggest teams in the league, Frank Lampard’s men will face only Liverpool (at home) and Man United (away) across their first 14 matches, running into the dim and distant future that is December 19.

Tapping into the wealth of Chelsea’s attacking options seems wise, therefore, with their most expensive FI asset, a certain new striker from the Bundesliga, setting you back close to £6 a share.

Their other major summer transfer business involved Hakim Ziyech, who looked good in the pre-season game at Brighton before succumbing to a knee injury. That has knocked quite a bit of value off him, so he could be worth a look at the mid-£3 mark if he recovers sooner rather than later.

Another team with a great initial schedule is Manchester United.

As you might expect, there’s a lot of money tied up in their key assets, but at around £3 a share, a certain French striker looks well-priced.

If he can continue last season’s fine form – he was United’s leading scorer in FPL with 200 points – then he looks under-valued, particularly with Champions League football to further sweeten the deal.

In-play dividends

This is the closest FI comes to an FPL-style short-term bet.

Some managers might buy a player in for a specific Gameweek. That’s some managers. It’s rare and, presumably, not overly successful, but many of us have eyed up an asset with a good run of, say, four fixtures before things turn nastier further down the line.

FI pays out in-play dividends to all players you bet for the 30 days following that purchase.

It is, potentially, a canny way to win in the short term. How long you keep these players after that initial burst of potential profit is, as ever, the key to longer-term success.

Again, Man United’s early run looks so tempting – Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal should be their toughest tests in the first 11 matches, and all three of those are at Old Trafford.

Tapping into that schedule across the first 30 days of a bet could be lucrative if you buy a United player at the right time (and price, obviously).

Make a bet, for example, just before the early October home game with Spurs, and you’ll have opportunities to win in-play dividends from both domestic and Champions League football.

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671 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on this gw3 WC team?

    McCarthy 4.0
    VVD Digne Saiss Justin Mitchell
    Salah KDB Greenwood Podence Bissouma
    Martial Jimi DCL

    Could also switch VVD + Podence for James + Zaha

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Could be, but we'll have another week of data before having to decide on e.g. Podence

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Not sure on the reliability of Greenwood and Podence.

      Switch Mitchell ot Ferguson.

      Perhaps better 4.5 GKs out there... Martinez maybe

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Prefer mine.

      McCarthy Steer
      Robertson Saiss Marcal James Ferguson
      Salah KdB Fernandes Podence Soucek
      Werner DCL

      Very tempted to go for it. 9 changes to my current team. Chelsea are going to be quite overlooked because of the Liverpool fixture when starting in GW3 they have wba CRY SOU.

      1. Barnabus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        I like Werner, but I just prefer a proven option in Jimi for Wolves run of decent fixtures

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        True it's really just a matter of Werner vs. Martial.
        United got great fixtures too.

        Prefer mine:

        Pickford
        Lamptey - Taylor - Targett
        Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Rodríguez - Zaha
        Martial - DCL

        (Steer, KWP, Mitchell, Brewster)

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

          Do they really? If you leave off CPL in GW2, their fixtures read:

          bha TOT new CHE ARS

          That's not exactly amazing. Only expecting big points in the Newcastle game, and even that one, might not be a haul because it's away and Newcastle seem a rejuvenated side.

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

          United fixtures are dreadful, don't get fooled by FDR

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        DCL, Fernandes & Robbo to Martial, Rodriguez & TAA?

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

          Prefer the first 3 for sure.

      4. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        "Chelsea are going to be quite overlooked because of the Liverpool fixture"
        Really?
        Werner was the 2nd highest owned player going into GW1, James is the 3rd highest scoring defender after GW1 who you've just stuck in.
        Hardly ground breaking or under the radar stuff here.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I don't know my team for GW 2 yet 😆

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        This

    5. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Too early to say. Your WC team will likely be completely different after another week of matches

  2. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi guys, do you think selling son and taa for digne and bruno is too crazy for a -4?

    I know taa take corner and freekick but i feel liv will concede against chelsea and arsenal so might as well try others?

    And bruno i think is no brainer..

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Did you not have another plan? I'd try to keep Trent.

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        My plan is now stuck. I wanted bruno or rash, but no matter what i need to do a -4..

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          If you were committed to -4 anyway, could be an option, but Trent is a hold.

          1. HUATSHOOTER
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Okay thanks!!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Yeah hold off selling TAA

    3. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      scored 2 freekicks last season against chelsea

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Today ur last day to ponder as bruno will rise tonight. I'd do it personally. Bruno a better option than son by miles. Digne can provide a decent amount of assists too (obviously will be less than Trent) and everton looked solid defensively and have better fixtures and i think with bruno being a captain option too they can do much better than the duo of trent and son.

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Hmm okay let me think about it haha

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          I remember u asking to remove doherty too. Could remove him for justin rather than trent for digne. Up to you

  3. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Davies, KWP
    Salah, Auba(c), Son, ASM
    Werner, Wilson, Mitro

    (Soucek, Saiss, Mitchell)

    Defence and Son are slight issues. Make a move or save for this week?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I'd rather hold. Have twice as much data to make decisions on next week.

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Alli > jrod for free yes or no?

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      easy yes

    2. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Hell yes.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      F**k yeah

    4. Vikram Solanki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I am holding personally

    5. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm holding Alli. Should play 90 this week and can give a proper assessment. If he plays 45 again he's out though.

  5. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Seriously considering captaining Wilson over Auba and Salah. Great record v Brighton, at home. Auba and Salah poor records v their respective opposition. Who's with me?

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Nope. Dont do it

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      no, better options elsewhere

    3. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Could be worth a go as you have something to back it up and he does like a early season hatrick.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Go with your gut.
      Brighton will try to dominate the game. Wilson will get space in behind.

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I don't see much relevance in record against a certain team when the player moves to a different club and managers are different etc. Both Newcastle vs Brighton games last season ended 0-0 with barely any chances.

    6. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Good luck is all we can say here.

    7. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Go with your gut imo. Early season isn't the worst time for a punt like that.

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

      Risky move. Could pay off but is it really worth it? I did punty captains last season and it messed the whole year up for me. Stick to tried and tested imo.

    9. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Thanks everyone

  6. fordy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Is podence going to be a regular for wolves?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Will rotate with Jota when he gets fit I imagine

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Hope so, at a great price.

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Can anyone sell me James Rodriguez?

    I was not impressed by his positioning. Seemed to be playing a bit deep & wide.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Next week's haul will be very convincing

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

        Not doubting his creativity but seems to be lacking goal threat.

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

          He'll be a lot more offensive against West Brom at home than Spurs away.

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

          He did have a few shots on goal just from the edge of the box. Might do better against worse opposition. I didn't really like him though from an fpl perspective myself. Really good for evertons team but not for my team

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

      No need to buy him.
      Do you also have a man crush ?? 😀

      Stay away unless he shows he's hungry enough to get FPL points IMO. I'm more interested in Digne. He can be lethal. I hate the fact that I started the season without him

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

        I've got Pulisic & Ings man 🙁
        Considering James & Martial as replacements.

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

          I'm holding Pulisic.
          He'll be great IMO

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

          Could go ings to jimenez

    3. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Very decent in GW1 and could have had an assist if it weren't for poor finishing. Personally I'm going to wait to see if his class translates to FPL points though

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

        I've got Pulisic so I need a replacement most likely this week.

        1. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          If you're forced into move then sure, why not. Willian also looks decent

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

            Got Auba already and not a fan of Arsenal's fixtures.

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              Fair enough. I'm a form over fixtures guy and WHU is prime time for a haul. Good luck man!

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

                Cheers mate good luck to you as well! 🙂

    4. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      He will be on pens most likely with Siggy no longer a starter, Everton look really good and have good fixtures and the team will be desperate for him to get his first goal. Maybe not a season keeper but I think he could score big this week

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

        Creative force. Playing centrally

        Think he created 5 big chances on Sunday

        Think I'm bringing for havertz as part of a - 8

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

      He was playing deep and wide because of the nature of their possession which was contained in their own half. Against teams that sit deeper like the ones he has coming up in WBA, cry, BHA, he will be on the edge of the box doing the same things and can get way more shots off. He created 5 chances last game too.

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

        pretty similar player to Bruno surely?

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

        Yeah I did consider that maybe it was because of Spurs he was having to sit deep. The fixtures do look good for some returns.

        Considering Pulisic & Ings to James & Martial.

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

          I'd do that

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Is there any chance Kenny would become first choice unless Coleman is injured ??

    Looking to get Digne but would get Kenny if he's to become first choice

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Will be waiting a while for that, would get Digne

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

        Yup

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

      Ancelotti mentioned that Kenny is back up to Coleman.

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

        Do you find Coleman better pick ?

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

          Not really. Digne on some set pieces and might have a small chance of pens too.

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

            Cheers Karan

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

      Coleman had a good game and he tends to be quite consistent so in my opinion unlikely in the short term.

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

        Thanks

    4. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Digne worth the extra.

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

        Yeah ...
        Thanks

  9. fatboy_jim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    I want to offload Saliba, thinking of doing Saliba to Lamptey.

    But, also have Alli and I’m thinking there are better uses for 8m if he’s going to get subbed again.

    In my position would you
    A) hold Alli and wait and see. Do Saliba -> Lamptey
    B) Drop Alli for someone else and maybe free up funds for a more expensive defender, maybe Saiss?

    1. jamie1972
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Lamptey looked good last night, might be worth the punt

  10. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Nyland
    Doherty taa james egan
    Salah auba(C) son asm
    Mitro werner

    Subs: mccarthy, kwp ,
    rice ,davis

    Everyone asking me to save ft? But i have taa salah against werner and james.....

  11. Zlatan approves
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Robbo Justin Davies
    Salah Auba Lundstram ASM
    Werner Mitro Kane
    Bench Nyland Saiss Stephens Mitchell
    No idea what to do this gw.
    Any help would be appreciated

  12. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Guys-Looking to pick up Podence or Pedro Neto in a draft league. Much difference between the two?

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

      Pick Podence.

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Hmm, why? Neto seems to be on some set pieces when you compare them. May go the latter.

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Not you aswell. What do you see in him

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

          Read an Athletic article on Wolves forwards.

          Podence is the most attacking and most creative of the options they have. With Traore forced to cover RWB, the spot is his. The fixtures are amazing, the team is strong. He's very cheap. I don't see much downside.

          If he were 7m then it's a different story. But at 5.5m, he compares favorably to ASM, Klich, Soucek type options.

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

            Until Wolves sign a RWB, which is inevitable.

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            1 chance created and zero shots does not scream most attacking and creative to me. If wolves really don’t sign a right back then of course he’s an option, but surely they will?

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

              One game sample size... Go look at the stats from last season.

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

            But podence is in Jotas position not traores. Neto is in traores position and he was on set pieces

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

              Nope. Neto is the left sided one to be rotated with Jota. Podence on the right generally.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Not what i saw during the match

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  If he shifts around then it means he's not nailed so i wouldn't get him. Leeds mid a better option

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

                    He is not fully nailed. Not gonna argue otherwise. But he has the potential to be if they don't sign a RWB and his stats are good when he plays.

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 4 hours ago

                      Hmm interesting. Might get him after transfer window shuts then

  13. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Leno
    Trent Digne Justin Shaw
    Salah Sterling Rodriguez(C) Klich
    Werner Martial

    Bissouma Ferguson Brewster

    Thoughts on my starting 11 WC?

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Not sure about your captain pick.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        Nah will go for Martial or Salah, think I’d be ballsy to go through with that

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

      Looks great.
      Leno to 4.5 and Justin to Saiss?

  14. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    What to do with Alli ditch or stick for a week?

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Stick for now.

  15. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    i would like to thank mourinho because after watching spurs all or nothing he comes across to me as a complete pr!ck,inspirational ?lol, if our boss had meetings like he does before during and after our working day me and my mates would be asleep or looking for another job, i never got in davies/dier alli/son or kane purely because of him ,and now thankfully havent got to clean up the mess spurs assets would have left after gw1

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah he seams to have lost it as a manager now. As soon as he was appointed at Spurs you know how it is going to end

  16. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Hmm, why? Neto seems to be on some set pieces when you compare them. May go the latter.

    1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Reply burp. Sorry.

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

    Think I'm startin to settle on my WC.

    4.5 4.0
    TAA Robbo Digne Saiss Ayling
    KDB Fernandes Hames Klich Bissouma
    Martial Jimenez 4.5

    Set piece takers, several on pens, all nailed.

    I also tried drafts without Trent and Robbo but for me it feels so much better to have them both.

    No Chelsea for now. Wasn't impressed from what I saw, I'm sure they will improve a lot but I feel fine without until they shape up.

    Bet most of you don't like it.

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

      No Salah scares me

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

        Same here. But same with KDB and Bruno. Can't fit them all though.

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      I like it. You have some solid picks in there with set piece, pens covered. Also consistent players.

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

        (;

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      No Salah but Similar to mine above except Salah/Sterling and Werner up top

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Captain??

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

        Probably Martial. And you mate?!

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah flirting with Rodriguez but think Martisl makes a lot of sense

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

            He could turn out to be a C option but too soon for me 😉
            Martial has higher ceiling.

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

      After watching the Leeds game you want double Liverpool defense?

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

        Yep. They are attackers.

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

    I think I need to take a -4 this week and next to sort out my team.

    Is -8 over two weeks better than an early wild card?

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah. Save the wildcard if you can sort the team with a - 8.

  19. Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa Vvd Tierney
    Salah Auba Barnes Pereira Burke
    Kane Mitro
    Ryan Davis Vinagre Douglas.
    What do you think is the weak link of this team?

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      pereira ,good player ,shocking team
      kane ,nowhere near the player he was

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      A lot of it don't like mitrovic neither the midfield or double pool defefnce also your bench doesn't even play

  20. andybull
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Shred it to bits

    Rodak
    Dallas . Lamptey . Justin
    Salah . Auba . Fernandes . Klich
    Jiminez . Vardy . Bamford

    Subs: Johnstone . Walker-Peters . Reed . Mitchell

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      defence is very week

      1. andybull
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        who's the best to loose to bolster it, and any suggestions i shall include in defence?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Trent

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

      Too many big hitters.

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Choose 2 10+ and spread the funds..

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

    Bruno vs Martial - which combo would you prefer

    A) Bruno, DCL, Doherty/Laporte
    B) Martial, James, Davies

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      A. Laporte

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

      A for sure

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

      A Laporte

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      C martial/dcl /laporte
      out of those

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

        Lol you are right

    5. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Should rename yourself ‘Bruno Marsh’

    6. On Giants' Shoulders
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Is Option B James Rodriguez, Martial and Ben Davies?

      Even so, I'd go option A with Laporte.

  22. Gingerman
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Not seen any love for Doucoure but at 5.5 he seems like a bit of a steal to me. Often likes popping up with a goal or assist. Should tick over nicely and Everton's early run looks promising. Am I missing something?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      yeah he doesn't score or assist frequently enough

  23. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Do we think Antonio sticks down the middle? Been offered him for Watkins on the draft format.

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      keep watkins

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      He’ll either be alone up front or partner Haller up front. Watkins will probably do better especially with fixtures for now anyway so hold

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

      stick with Watkins, Wham have awful fixtures

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      West ham look really bad. Keep watkins

  24. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Just realized there were no draws in the PL that whole gameweek. Pretty unlikely overall.

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      6 away wins also no fans playing a part as well

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

    Not sure what to do with Pulisic, Nuno and Lamps are such frauds ffs

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      yeah too many mixed messages so i avoided chelsea ,gonna wait for ziyech i think and ive now finished up with vinagre as my 5th devaluing sub ,so overall probably escaped,

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

    I always without fail save my WC, but with KDB and Fernandes looking to rise in price tonight, I am very tempted to use it.

    McCarthy
    Robertson Lamptey Justin Lewis
    Salah Fernandes KDB Rodriguez Bissouma
    Werner Wilson

    Nyland Bissouma KWP Davis

    Thoughts? That 0.1m price increase is actually a 0.5 loss of attainable team in terms of value

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

      Not this week.

      If you want to WC, do it next week with the fixture swing for Chelsea, MCI, Wolves.

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

        City's fixture swing comes in GW10

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

      whats your current team?

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

        McCarthy Nyland
        TAA Robertson Davies KWP
        Salah Son Auba ASM
        Werner Adams

        Nyland Bissouma Lamptey Davis

        I had a good week, 69 points all out...

        But feel if both KDP and Fernandes rise tonight, the resulting affordable team is significantly less than if you jump on the WC now

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

          Just do it!

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      I feel like city assets can be put off a week no way to just get in bruno without using WC?

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

      2x Bissouma

    5. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      Take a hit or two, save the WC

  27. CHRISFF
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Man U Crystal palace score predictions?

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

      1-0 Utd Bruno pen

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      3-1 united
      martial2
      rashford
      ayew

  28. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Who would you keep for this week only Alli or Havertz?
    May be tempted to wildcard week 3 so this week would punt on Jrod for one of these 2

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      toughie
      Havertz, Alli might want to prove himself after being taken off

  29. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    quite a few issues to deal with here - and not adverse to a couple of hits to clear out some issues early doors. How does this sound? 1mitb

    Bavies Havertz and Antonio to ayling jrod and martial - 8

    This could win itself back in points this week given the fixtures....

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

    Would appreciate views Thanks!

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 5 hours ago

      -4 at most

  30. jbenny1107
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 5 hours ago

    Didn't get to watch the game. Is Gabriel worth the extra .5 over Holding? Could really use it elsewhere, but if there's a clear difference between the two.