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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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Like the top 2 the most - Mahrez I think.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I don't like any of those for a hit

    3. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Greenwood

      But I would go Rodriguez

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Already have James.

    4. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mahrez recovered from his covid?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Back in training

  2. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good to go? 🙂

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

    McCarthy - Bissouma - KWP - Mitchell

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      what are your thoughts on Havertz?

      I'm tempted to drop for Rashford

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

      2. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Will keep till gw 3 and then reassess

      3. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Good.

        Reckon steer starts?

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I doubt Martinez would be ready

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Martinez will start

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

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              I mean training sessions with the villa defenders

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What were ur transfers

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ings and mane to martial and Salah

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Gotta keep for wba in gw 3

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        😀

    4. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks great!!

      Havertz only iffy one in there imo

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Gotta keep for wba in gw 3

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks great

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ta

    6. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice team. Really like that front 3

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any reasonn to keep mcarthy on wc?

    Looking at martinez steer double up

    1. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If I was on WC I'd change him

      1. Lethargio Alcantara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        who would you get though?

        1. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. HEADSY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Tim Cahill

  5. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Werner to Jimi/Rich for a hit?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What the..

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I think you are all writing Southampton off far too early

    The knee jerking is at an all time high this season

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Its amazing

  7. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on whether Steer or Martinez will start this week?

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wow, Southampton absolutely capitulating

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      3-0???? :O

  9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Reece James for me...

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        And after him? (:

  10. Rushford
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain options:

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

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      BAC

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bruno out of those

    3. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B easy

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Torn between A and C

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        A and B*

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers all so Bruno or Martial

    6. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B, but E is tempting

    7. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Have you wildcarded?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes

    8. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  12. Lestat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  13. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is the FPL site still down?

    1. James VARdy
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No all fine

  14. Yanky Manc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone having trouble logging in?

    1. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Oh snap

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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.

  15. king_jackson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Yep

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  17. Jonflamingo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone else not able to log into fantasy site?

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I can't

  18. Kristobal
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same dilemma here..

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  20. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Martial rising in price is quite frustrating

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

    1. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. inactive
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yep really want to keep Pulisic

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Soesnt look like utd city players will rise

      1. inactive
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        How do you know?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

      2. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Bruno and KDB will 100% rise before the deadline.

  21. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What are Che Adams owners doing?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bigger fish to fry

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Trying to sell him on Ebay. No bids yet.

    5. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Keeping for now and I have other issues anyway.

  22. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. James VARdy
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Sharpie23
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did A

  23. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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.

  24. Dele
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Please pick one...

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

    Thanks!

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Sharpie23
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  25. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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

  26. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    GTG? - £1.0M + 0FT

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

    Steer - Bissouma - Saiss - Ferguson

  27. James VARdy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. James VARdy
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  28. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    What do you guys think?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  29. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. DeBrunye, Justin, Ayling

    Or

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

    Already have Salah & Fernandes.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Or Maddison VVD & Robertson ?

  30. MOZIL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Greenwood or Rodriguez??

    1. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rodriguez for me.