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Manchester clubs return in Sky Sports Fantasy Football as City face Monday fixture

Another Gameweek in Sky Sports Fantasy Football is upon us and all eyes are on the two Manchester clubs, who play their first Premier League games of the campaign.

But it is worth recruiting the services of any of their players?

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) is the most expensive midfield asset in the game and rather fittingly accrued more points than any other player in Sky last season.

Bruno Fernandes comes in at £10.9m and was in the points himself after signing for Manchester United, tallying 129 from his debut onwards (more than any other player from that point up until the end of the term).

Their percentage selections emphasise the above points, currently standing at 45.5% and 30.6% respectively. De Bruyne’s ownership is most probably higher due to the fact that Manchester City play their first game on Monday night against Wolves, with the only other fixture of choice that day being Aston Villa against Sheffield United.

This creates the perfect captaincy choice for this game day, and fear not if you do not currently have the Belgian in your side.

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One of the quirks of Sky Sports Fantasy Football is the fact that you can allow players to play on a particular day and rack up their points, before transferring them out for another player to perform the following day, allowing managers to maximise their points potential.

De Bruyne does provide the better option of the two, but even the likes of Marcus Rashford (£10.5m) or Antony Martial (£10.0m) could be tempting considering United’s first three fixtures before you are allowed to make unlimited changes in the Overhaul: Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Brighton.

Bringing one of these stars in does come at a cost. You must budget accordingly and it does mean that you may eat into your first of 40 transfers, which will remain at that number until the end of the campaign.

The Overhaul comes into play after Gameweek 4, so there is no need to panic or rush with your transfers just yet. In a short time, you can utilise as many as you like.

On the Lookout?

As you well know, it would be pretty impossible to fill your Sky Sports Fantasy Football XI with players from both Manchester City and Manchester United, but at least there are options emerging on the radar elsewhere.

Marcal – £6.3m

Marcal got off to a perfect start in a Wolves shirt, contributing to his side’s clean sheet in their 2-0 away victory at Sheffield United. As mentioned previously, you do not have to make any changes before the Overhaul, but the left-back does provide a decent captaincy option for the game on Monday night.

After the clash against Manchester City, Wolves face four winnable fixtures in West Ham, Fulham, Leeds and Newcastle, either side of the Overhaul period, proving a potential cheap pick at just £6.3m for both short and long-term planning. His price is by far the cheapest from any of the Wolves’ backline.

Jack Grealish – £8.5m

It has been quite the week for Jack Grealish. From earning his first England cap to signing a new five-year contract and scoring against Burton in the same day, Grealish was a surprise announcement to most Villa fans.

What this does give the capacity for him to do is really kick on, perfect for Fantasy Football managers. He will begin his Premier League season against Sheffield United, also on Monday evening, which could mean another captaincy choice may be needed to make.

Grealish scored on eight occasions and created six more goals for Aston Villa last season, which was invaluable to his side maintaining their Premier League status. Their fixtures are generous, particularly post-Overhaul, facing off against Leeds, Southampton, Arsenal, Brighton, West Ham and Newcastle.

Points could begin to flow in abundance for the Villa skipper.

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2,659 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best nailed 5m defender ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Soucek

    2. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nailed? Coady.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sorry misread , yeah Coady

    4. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Saiss

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Saiss

  2. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Usually in GW 2 I jerk my knee hard and in the wrong direction.

    The plan was GW 3: Auba, Salah, Saka > KDB, Bruno, probably Pulisic (with 0.5m extra ITB to account for price changes).

    Stick to the plan or twist?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Ayling (Taylor Webster)
    Salah Auba Saka Soucek (Romeu)
    Werner Ings Mitrovic
    1.5m ITB

    1. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Saka's an issue full stop. But a hit to clear him isn't worth it with that team, and after this week you'll have a better idea about plan A.

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anybody else getting 503 error (no server available) far too often when loading page?
    I wonder is it because I'm using a VPN but in saying that I don't have this issue with any other site. I will renew membership if it ceases being an issue.
    Any mods on here, please pass it on, cheers.

    1. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just had a spell of it for 5 mins but back to normal.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        yes, back to normal now, but seems to happen to me a lot (perhaps being on here during off peak times is the issue, I don't know)

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How this guys and gals?

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Davies
    Salah Aubameyang Bruno Hames ASM
    DCL Mitrovic

    Nyland Brewster Saiss Ferguson

    Bottomed

    1. Prison Mike
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Solid team

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dont like Mc Crthy. Full force Southampton just lost to Brentford 2-0

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not spending -4 on a keeper but yeah he is a worry

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks good. If Hamez doesn't deliver I'd consider Hamez, ASM > Pulisic/Havertz, 4.5m

    4. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Like it

      A lot of teams had Ferguson from the start, is there any news on him?

      Might be out the whole season?

  5. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Alli dropping tonight...

    A 0.1 drop is effectively a 0.5 drop this early in a season and will mess plans to bring in Zyech/Pulisic later down the line...

    Should I do Alli -> J Rodriguez (-4) to avoid the price drop or just suck it up?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I would

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I just wildcard haha. Dont ever be me 😀

    3. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I would

      a -4 is easily payed back by James + Chelsea mid over time

      1. Prison Mike
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  6. Lukaku_time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    rashford/4.5defender
    greenwood/5.0defender

    1. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      which one?

      1. Lukaku_time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        sorry typo

        A)rashford + 4.5def
        B)greenwood + vvd
        C)martial + 5.0 def

        1. Hospital Pass
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          C)

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Alright Bruno KDB set to rise and Mings is set to fall. If none change price i think it's safe to assume they're price locked

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Or messed up by wildcards

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Third night in a row without even 1 changing? And i think mings should give it away

  8. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    best tranafee here:
    a) havertz -> jamez rod
    b) havertz, mitro -> martial, klich (-4)
    c) havertz, mitro -> martial, doucoure (-4)

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maybe A or C

  9. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hi guys.

    I think I wanna ditch Trent and Robbo as I on WC.

    Wise move?

    Some said Liv defs is a long term players to hold but they cant defend post restart until now.

    Yes. The Xg conceded is low but they still concede. This is because the high line defs.

    I watch almost every minutes all the games so accoding to my eyes and stat, I think they are better "combined defenders" and attackers right now.

    For example , if I go for Trent, I can only get Son for 16.5 mils combined.

    If I go for Taylor or Lamptey (very attacking), I can get Salah.

    Ditch Trent for now and get him back when they can defend properly. Right?

    1. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The Liverpool defence is a bit difficult to judge, sure. But, in short, Taylor and Lamptey combined are not as attacking as one of TAA and Robertson.

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah sure. But I cant get Salah if I go for them

        1. Hospital Pass
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          My post should say TAA or Robertson. If it's TAA or Salah, it's Salah. But that sounds like your team has three 10.0+, which is super-risky.

    2. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'm ditching both TAA and Robbo on WC this week (was always the plan). Can get back in when fixtures turn and feel there are some better value options at this stage to helps gets in the big name mids/fwds.

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same with me

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’d say the smart move is ditch one of them now and use wildcard to get them back, not the other way

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think so if u dont have many issue with your team right now.

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I don’t think they’ll keep clean sheets for the next 2 weeks

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I think the same and maybe cant have cs against Everton too if Richa can be more sharp. James should be more fit when play every week.

    5. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ok thanks all. I think I can ditch Trent and just have Robbo. Still can have Salah or KDB (have to choose just one of them tough). Thanks again.

  10. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which 2 would u prefer?

    A) James Rodriguez
    B) Son
    C) Willian

    1. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A & B, I think

  11. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Members area not working for anyone else?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Working here.

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can you remember if Pepe was on 100% when he fell, you seemed surprised as well by your post TM?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          -90.8

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers.

  12. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How am I looking for GW2?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, Bellerin
    Auba, KDB, Bruno, Harrison, Hendrick
    Martial, Wilson

    Nyland, Mitchell, Amartey, Brewster

    1. Worsle90
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      0.5 itb

    2. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      In fine fettle. The unknowns are unknown for everyone else.

  13. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Aubameyang or Bruno for (c)?

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wait another week

    2. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Auba is the default answer. Since Utd lost their last warm up game to Villa, and Palace, whilst on the road (and therefore subject to being shocking), seem solid, it's hard to beat it.

  14. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Going to make my move(s) asap unless these price changes are really not happening. Trouble is, I can’t decide what they should be. Stats vs eye test vs fixtures vs potential/ promise all considered and it could honestly go either way!

    A) Ings > Martial
    B) Ings, Havertz > DCL, Bruno (-4)
    C) Ings, Havertz > Martial, JamRod (-4)

    0.5itb
    Steer
    TAA, Davies, KWP
    Salah, Auba (C), XXXX, ASM, Soucek
    Werner, XXXX
    (McCarthy) (Taylor, Mitchell, Brewster)

    Put me out of my misery - just come out with a majority opinion!!

    1. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A. Don't take a hit if in doubt, and the rest of that team can score.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate. That was my original plan but I’m wondering if -4 now is so terrible when so many are playing WC!

        I’m really not sure Havertz is a good FPL asset yet!

        I’m very tempted by Bruno, DCL and if DCL flops then he could be Wilson

        1. Hospital Pass
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Well, yes. Bruno is sooo tempting, but 10.5 basically means you can only have one other 10+ as well (e.g. KDB or Salah or Auba). Havertz will probably come good, but it might take time.

  15. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone know if Reguilon is primarily a LWB or LB?

    1. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Left

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        right thanks for that

  16. Big Mac 24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sorry for this, but I’d I free hit this week For game week 2, does my 1 transfer carry over and I get 2 for game week 3?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No it resets. U get only 1

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thought so, shiteballs

  17. roghippo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A Reece James n Robertson
    B Trent and a 4.5

    Cheers people

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A or if B, maybe Lamptey on the 4.5?

  18. danlynch13
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any palace fans know if Eze is a sure starter?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Should be. Think he came back from injury that's why he started on bench

      1. danlynch13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I'm not a fam btw. Only guessing. Do think he'll take a few games before starting every match as with most new signings

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fan*

          2. danlynch13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Ya possible just looking at some different players to bring in/ watcg

    2. Darth_Krid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I think he’ll be Ezed in

  19. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Egan
    Salah(VC) Auba(C) ASM Alli Havz
    Werner Adams

    Button, Mitchell, Vinagre, Davis

    A) Alli > Hamez Rodríguez
    Or
    B) Alli + Havertz > Bruno + Doucouré (-4)

    Cheers guys

    1. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B should edge it

  20. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Keane nailed for Everton ?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      For now yes. Holgate out for 2 months at least

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      yes but he should be 2m less than Digne 😉

    3. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes. but monitor situation with Tomori potentially going on loan to Everton.

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Where can I find xgc?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks anyway mate I found it on understat

        1. The Overthinker
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          That's one awesome website

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Pulisic to who? Thinking James Rod...

    Mccarthy
    TAA Doh Egan
    Pulisic Barnes ASM Aubam
    Martial Ings Werner
    (Nyland, Burke, KWP, Mitchell)

    Could save FT as I do think Burke will get minutes at Villa :/

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Save. Pulisic could play for all we know.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Don’t think he will start

    2. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Willian perhaps?

      1. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Willian short term JRod long term

    3. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Rodriguez, but wait for presser if possible to see if Puli might feature

  23. Lav
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Southampton loss has got me wanting to do Ings to DCL for -4. Is this madness?

    1. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It's not madness. But Ings could still score (yes, really), and DCL might blank. I'd wait a day or two.

  24. danlynch13
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Do we have any time frame on how long PVA will be out for?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sometime next month minimum, maybe even GW3.

  25. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Price rises/falls at 2am or 2:30am GMT?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      2:30

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thank you

  26. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Taken a hit after a tragic gwk 1. Looking to probably wildcard gwk 3.

    G2G for this gwk?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Egan - Ayling
    Auba - Son - Hames - Hernandez
    Vardy - Werner - DCL

    Steer - Taylor - Bissouma - Vinagre

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You are fine. I would try to hold off on wc right away to be honest.

      1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks. It’s just an easy way to get in KDB, Man Utd and Wolves assets?

        1. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I'm in a similar boat to you (bad first week) and also keen on WC gw3. A good opportunity to get ahead of the curve and make up a lot of points if you get it right.

  27. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hello, Son + Adams > Doucoure + Martial for a -4 worth it?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks very tempting

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks good. Something not right at Soton.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Shouldn't be losing at home to championship team with their first 11 more or less. Brentford weren't even at their strongest either!

  28. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Alli > Hames (-4)

    Y or N?

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Really depends on your opinion. I personally did it because I think Alli will potentially be dropped for Lo Celso now he's back, and think James could do well against against WB. Obviously a chance Alli starts and scores vs an out of sorts Southampton so there's defo that risk

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lads, it's West Brom.

  29. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Keane. Boly, Lindelof, Dier. Ayling. Okay defence on wc ?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Would try to de better, guess the budget is tight.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thinking maybe of downgrading Wilson to Davis and upgrading keane and Boly to Digne and VVD and taking in Saiss for Lindelof ?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Different and one obvious absentee, but right teams.

    3. Hospital Pass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not really. You can save on Boly with Coady, Spurs DEF is not attractive on a WC, and Lindelof is an iffy Utd choice when they are full stop with such a mixed bag of fixtures.

  30. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So Gareth Bale might again be an option soon .....

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maybe, worth a punt if not too dear.