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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. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dont want to lose value early in the season so going to sell Alli, its for a hit so want to keep it to only -4.
    My options are players 9m or below, currenlty considering these ones (already own James Rodrigues) :
    - Foden
    - Mahrez
    - Greenwood
    - Grealish

    Any suggestions ?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Like the top 2 the most - Mahrez I think.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yep, with Bernardo Silva injured he might be shoe in.

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I don't like any of those for a hit

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Greenwood

      But I would go Rodriguez

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Already have James.

    4. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I am looking to do the same, only Foden and Greenwood interest me. But can't decide.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Foden's price is tempting but on the other hand Greenwood seems more likely to play. Would you go Mahrez if you had funds ?

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I think Foden will be an integral part of City this season, so he should play. Mahrez could also be a good shout if you have the money. Personally I would probably go for Greenwood or Foden though. Leaning towards Foden, as I already have Martial.

    5. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez recovered from his covid?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Back in training

  2. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Good to go? 🙂

    Steer
    Holding - Justin - Targett
    Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Havertz
    Martial - Richarlison - Wilson

    McCarthy - Bissouma - KWP - Mitchell

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      what are your thoughts on Havertz?

      I'm tempted to drop for Rashford

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ditch imo.. Hooked off on 79 and looks off the pace. Pool up next.

      2. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Will keep till gw 3 and then reassess

      3. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Good.

        Reckon steer starts?

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I doubt Martinez would be ready

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Martinez will start

            Steer has had as much pre season as martinez if not less

            1. pundit of punts
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I mean training sessions with the villa defenders

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What were ur transfers

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ings and mane to martial and Salah

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Gotta keep for wba in gw 3

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lol at McCarthy on the bench, will be joining you.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        😀

    4. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Looks great!!

      Havertz only iffy one in there imo

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Gotta keep for wba in gw 3

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Looks great

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ta

    6. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice team. Really like that front 3

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any reasonn to keep mcarthy on wc?

    Looking at martinez steer double up

    1. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If I was on WC I'd change him

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        who would you get though?

        1. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I'd spend an extra .5 for Pickford/Leno. Not keen on the other 4.5s

    2. HEADSY
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I've gone Martinez steer double up. 8.5m gamble that could pay off nicely. Set and forget is what it is

  4. Vazza
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Tim Cahill

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Werner to Jimi/Rich for a hit?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What the..

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think you are all writing Southampton off far too early

      The knee jerking is at an all time high this season

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Literally 5 days ago people on here were tipping them for 7th.

      2. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Its amazing

    • Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on whether Steer or Martinez will start this week?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wow, Southampton absolutely capitulating

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        3-0???? :O

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Highest to lowest points potential for GW2
      How would you rank these?

      A) Saiss (MCI)
      B) Reece James (CHE)
      C) Bissouma (new)

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        All around 2 points to be honest, id play Bissouma.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Doesn't sound too bad to play him tbh. Cheers!

      2. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Reece James for me...

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          And after him? (:

    • Rushford
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Worth taking a hit to avoid price drop on Alli and Saka? What are the best replacements? Thinking Jrod and Harrison atm

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Captain options:

      A) Martial (CPA)
      B) Bruno (CPA)
      C) KDB (wol)
      D) Willian (WHU)
      E) Rodriguez (WBA)

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        BAC

      2. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bruno out of those

      3. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B easy

      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Torn between A and C

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A and B*

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers all so Bruno or Martial

      6. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B, but E is tempting

      7. Vazza
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Have you wildcarded?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yes

        • Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          B

      8. Lestat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I am agonising over this decision as I really want Callum Wilson, but also want Bruno……

        A – Son and Antonio to Bruno and Brewster (or other 4.5/5.5) ?

        or

        B – Son and Antonio to Rashford and C Wilson?

        each is a 4 pt hit.

        or

        C – keep Son and Antonio and carry over a free transfer.

        1. HEADSY
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          B for me. A you are basically backing 1 player.

      9. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is the FPL site still down?

        1. James VARdy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yes

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No all fine

      10. Yanky Manc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Anyone having trouble logging in?

        1. Jonflamingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Oh snap

        2. KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No it's fine here but I suppose most of the people on here are trying to log in from England. Might make a difference if you're anywhere else.

      11. king_jackson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yep

      12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Any idea on the price locks on non played players?Logically has to be like that right?

      13. Jonflamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Anyone else not able to log into fantasy site?

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I can't

      14. Kristobal
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Best website(s) for player ratings after PL games?

      15. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Seen a few things mentioned about City and Utd players possibly being price locked until they play this weekend, any truth to this? Plan on doing Ings to Martial and will probably have to do it tonight if they're not price locked

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Same dilemma here..

        2. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I’ve just made my transfer for Bruno, not worth risking it. They’ll rise

        3. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nobody knows for sure. Bruno and KDB should have risen the last two nights according to FPL Stats algorithm and yet didn’t. If you really want Martial, I’d do the trade tonight

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I would imagine that was down to the unknown number of WCs

      16. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Martial rising in price is quite frustrating

        Pulisic and Mitro/Adams to Klich/Harrison and Martial -4?

        1. Jonflamingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Next week you'll want Pulisic and Mitro back...

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yep really want to keep Pulisic

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I can see a lot of ways this gw playing out but none of them involves people wanting an unfit guy or striker of worst team getting back into people's teams

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Soesnt look like utd city players will rise

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            How do you know?

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Kdb has been ober 100 for 2 consecutive days at the cut off time. This will be 3rd if he gets there

          2. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Bruno and KDB will 100% rise before the deadline.

      17. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What are Che Adams owners doing?

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Bigger fish to fry

        2. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          annoyingly he looks not bad but saints as a team are a worry. Gonna hold a week I think

        3. KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I'll just keep him until Rodrigo gets into the starting XI.
          Then I'll switch to Rodrigo. He's a goal machine for 6m.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Rodrigo is a good player but far from a goal machine. He scored +10 goals in a season only once in his career and it was 4 years or so ago.

        4. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Trying to sell him on Ebay. No bids yet.

        5. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Keeping for now and I have other issues anyway.

      18. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A. Alli / Ings > Hamez / Martial
        b. Alli / Ings > Rash / Jimmy

        1. James VARdy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          B

        2. Sharpie23
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I did A

      19. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        It's just frustrating to play your WC as planned and at the same time to see that the players you get extra early don't increase in price, even though they are always close to 100.

      20. Dele
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Please pick one...

        A) Alli > J Rodriguez
        B) Alli, Mitrovic > Zaha, DCL

        Thanks!

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A

        2. Sharpie23
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A

      21. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Nketiah looks to be dropping tonight.......
        A) take a -4 for Wilson or
        B) absorb the price drop and pray that Nketiah features against West Ham

      22. jam sandwich
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        GTG? - £1.0M + 0FT

        Ramsdale
        TAA - Dier - Justin
        Salah - Auba (c) - Rodriguez - ASM
        Werner - DCL (v) - Adams

        Steer - Bissouma - Saiss - Ferguson

      23. James VARdy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        FPL site not letting some people log in but is fine for some people. Really strange part is that the clubs at the top has gone back two seasons so includes Cardiff and Huddersfield for me.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hi mate ur predictions for the world cup? Cant see germany defending it

          1. James VARdy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Quite like France, Croatia as an outside pick though that could go all the way..

      24. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cannot decide whether Havertz to Rashford is worth a -4 this week!

        What do you guys think?

        1. KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          think so but I'd try to squeeze in Bruno instead.

      25. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A. DeBrunye, Justin, Ayling

        Or

        B. Podence, TAA, Robertson. + 0.5m ??

        Already have Salah & Fernandes.

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Or Maddison VVD & Robertson ?

      26. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Greenwood or Rodriguez??

        1. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Rodriguez for me.