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How De Bruyne’s new Man City role affects his FPL credentials

Wolves 1-3 Man City

  • Goals: Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) | Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), Phil Foden (£6.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Daniel Podence (£5.5m) | Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), De Bruyne
  • Bonus points: De Bruyne x3, Foden x2, Jesus x1

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£11.6m) new role at Manchester City looks set to have a massive impact on Fantasy Premier League managers this season.

Having spent much of 2019/20 in a central midfield trio, the Belgian was deployed as an out-and-out number 10 in Monday night’s 3-1 win over Wolves, something that heavily influenced his 13-point haul.

De Bruyne registered a goal and assist at Molineux, spending the evening causing unending problems for a defence that has been the Premier League’s best since Gameweek 25 of last season.

In that time, Wolves had ranked best for shots in the box conceded, big chances conceded, shots on target conceded, expected goals conceded (xGC) and clean sheets. But De Bruyne’s more attacking role helped Manchester City dismantle Nuno Espirito Santo’s men with relative ease.

The Belgian’s number 10 duties were facilitated by the addition of Nathan Aké (£5.5m) to Pep Guardiola’s squad. That meant, despite Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) missing the game, that Fernandinho (£5.5m) was free to return to midfield, where he formed a defensive patrol alongside Rodrigo (£5.5m).

“Fernandinho will be really important. He’s 35 years old and he cannot play every three days. Last year he struggled a lot to be fit for most of the season but he played really well with Rodri [against Wolves]. They were both good with and without the ball.” – Pep Guardiola

They were an effective pair in terms of protecting Manchester City’s back-four from Wolves’ attackers for most of the game, allowing De Bruyne to focus only what was in front of him. As already mentioned, the result was a man-of-the-match performance from the premium midfielder, as he tormented Wolves all night long, scored a fifth penalty in all competitions since February, and threw himself into the captaincy conversation for a Gameweek 3 visit to the Etihad Stadium for Leicester City.

“Not just today but since we came back, every training session I feel (De Bruyne) is incredibly committed. Right now, he is an incredibly important player for us. He always was but with the situation, we are in now he is so important. He played really well, shot an incredible penalty, he was strong and he did it perfectly. The amount of assists, how he runs. He played really well, like the whole team.” – Pep Guardiola

The question is, will Guardiola continue to use De Bruyne as a number 10? It is always impossible to second-guess the Manchester City boss, of course, but considering how effective his 4-2-3-1 formation was at Molineux, it would make a lot of sense to deploy it against Leicester too.

In many respects, Guardiola will be restricted in how much he can tweak his team selection for Gameweek 3 considering the number of absent players right now. Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) is out until the international break, while Ilkay Gundögan (£5.5m) has tested positive for coronavirus.

“Joao (Cancelo), Bernardo (Silva), Oleks(andr Zinchenko) and Sergio (Aguero) will be longer probably after the international break. That is the situation today but it will maybe change a little bit.” – Pep Guardiola

Those absences should leave Guardiola with no option but to roll with Fernandinho, Rodrigo and De Bruyne in midfield against Leicester. Meanwhile, the City manager has done his Fantasy counterparts a favour in terms of peace of mind, by revealing on Monday night that the Thursday-evening EFL Cup match would mostly feature younger and academy players instead of key first-teamers.

Meanwhile, Aguero’s ongoing absence boosts the FPL credentials of Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), who got his first goal of the season in Monday night’s win.

While Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Phil Foden (£6.5m) still have to compete with Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and new signing Ferran Torres (£7.0m) for starting berths on the flanks of attacking midfield, there is a lot more certainty of starts for Jesus until Aguero returns.

The Brazilian made the most of his first outing of the campaign at Wolves, acting as a tireless member of the attack and going close to finding the net before his stoppage-time goal.

In the 42nd minute, he provided an excellent cushion header for De Bruyne to ghost past Willy Boly (£5.5m) and get one-on-one with Rui Patrício (£5.5m). The Wolves goalkeeper produced a fantastic save to deny the Belgian, who would have earned an assist for Jesus.

In the 52nd minute, De Bruyne played an outside-of-the-boot pass to Jesus, who came back across Conor Coady (£5.0m) and saw his left-foot shot saved by Patrício again.

Then, late in the game, the striker surged forward on the counter-attack and fired a powerful shot from distance that Patrício did well to tip around the post. It looked as if it would be a night of bad luck for Jesus owners in terms of attacking returns, until De Bruyne rolled the ball to him on the edge of the box, allowing him to blast home a deserved goal.

With Leicester, Leeds, Arsenal and West Ham the next four matches for Manchester City, an attacking double-up would certainly have its merits. As already mentioned, Jesus looks the most nailed-on option outside of De Bruyne for anyone looking for such a set-up.

As much as Manchester City kept Wolves at bay for most of the game, the home side did force their way into proceedings during the last half an hour, a spell which helped fine-tune how best to invest in their assets moving forward.

Nuno’s men face an excellent run of upcoming games, putting them against West Ham (away), Fulham (home), Leeds (away), Newcastle (home) and Crystal Palace (home) between now and Gameweek 7.

Perhaps the safest bet has to be Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m), whose headed goal against Manchester City means he has two in as many appearances at the start of this season.

But with his price still causing a few issues for the big spenders in midfield, Fantasy managers are considering Daniel Podence (£5.5m) for their teams, and with good reason.

Like Jiménez, Wolves’ number 10 has two attacking returns in two. In his case, they are both assists but Podence’s first goal of the season does not look a long way off.

In the 53rd minute, makeshift wing-back Adama Traoré (£6.5m) got the better of Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m), squaring the ball early to an unmarked Podence hovering in the middle of the box. His shot on the turn was off-target, but this passage of play was indicative of the positions Podence has been drifting into from the flanks of Wolves’ front-three.

Pedro Neto (£5.5m) found some joy behind Mendy a few minutes later, cutting back to Podence in the box. While he let the ball run for Ruben Neves (£5.5m) with a dummy, it was another promising position taken up by Wolves’ number 10.

Then in the 59th minute, Podence was put through one-on-one with Ederson (£6.0m) and came close to finding the net with a lob that landed on the roof of the net.

And nobody will forget the way Podence helped put Wolves back in the game. It was him who produced the exceptional cross for Jiménez’s header… just seconds after nutmegging De Bruyne (?!).

Podence’s ability is there for all to see and we are likely to see investment in the £5.5m man over the next few days based on form, price and fixtures.

However, it is worth just keeping our readers informed of the caveats that come with transferring the former Olympiacos man for Gameweek 3.

It seems fair to say that Podence’s chances of further starts are, to some extent, reliant on the shape Nuno chooses each week. So far, he has operated in a 3-4-3 formation, which accommodates two wingers, while a switch to 3-5-2 could put Podence in competition with Neto and Traoré for the right wing-back slot.

While Wolves are without a recognised like-for-like replacement for Matt Doherty (£6.0m) in that position, a new signing at right wing-back could also put Traoré back into contention for a place in the front-three.

Meanwhile, Vitinha (£5.0m) offers competition on the flanks of attacking midfield, and Wolves are expected to unveil the signing of Nelson Semedo very soon.

For the short-term, Podence has probably earned a start in at least the next match based on merit, although it is interesting to note that, despite two strong performances, Nuno wants him to improve moving forward.

“I think (Podence) is improving. It’s about the complicity with his teammates. He has more knowledge and the talent of Daniel is huge. He is very talented, has quality and is a fighter. He did well. He must improve like everybody. He must be more clinical in the box and that will be beneficial for us. We are going to work. Every day is a day to improve. Of course, the more games, the more complicity, the better we can be.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Meanwhile, options in the Wolves defence took an interesting turn in Gameweek 2. After it appeared Ruben Vinagre (£4.4m) had lost his place from the start of the campaign, Marçal (£5.0m) was forced off with an unspecified injury eight minutes into the Manchester City match.

Nuno could not reveal the extent of the problem post-match, but anyone still holding Vinagre should pay close attention to his Gameweek 3 press conference later in the week for updates.

“We must assess (Marçal’s injury). It was just at the beginning of the match. He felt something and now we are going to assess. Let’s see. He said that he felt something and was not able to continue, so we immediately made a substitution so things didn’t get worse.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal (Vinagre 8′), Neves, Moutinho (Dendoncker 78′), Traoré; Neto (F Silva 78′), Jiménez, Podence.

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; B Mendy, Aké, Stones, Walker; Rodrigo, Fernandinho; Sterling (Torres 82′), De Bruyne, Foden; Jesus.

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3,100 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cjk17
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Funny what the Twitter / fpl bubble makes you think eh? Seems like every team in the world has Podence now, yet he's at 3% and there's 6.5 million managers out there who don't own him...

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      and 6 million of those had probably never heard of him Podence. One semi eye-catching display (when he couldn't hit a barn door which the stats suggest is normal for him) and everybody on those sites is all over him.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      If every team in FPL except yourself has him all you know is he's popular, not that he'll get you decent FPL points.

  2. Fantasyamateur
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Made a huge mistake last night.. Made 2 transfers causing a hit with Auba to KdB and Son (!!) to Podence. The last transfer was obviously supposed to be ASM. So what do I do now..? I reversed it doing another hit to get Son back in for ASM, and now got this lot:

    McCarthy
    TAA - Mitchell - Ayling
    Salah - KdB - Podence - Rodriguez
    Mitrovic - Werner

    Nyland, Justin, Robinson, Brewster.

    Just take the extra hit which I've done, or hit the WC-button? I'm thinking just letting the mistake hit me for this GW, and save the WC, but not sure what to do in this spot..

    1. RamboRN
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      If you play the wc then decide tonight and get rid of werner and buy him back for 0.1 cheaper tomorrow

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I’d leave it. Too early to WC and Podence has a good fixture.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      That sucks mate. I wouldnt be able to stop myself from rage WC but just taking the hit for Son back is probably enough. Watch Podence score a hatty now as well

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah, I was close to doing that when I discovered the mistake this morning lol. Think a WC with a lot of changes could backfire at this point..

    4. Fantasyamateur
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Son is also in that midfield of course.. lol

  3. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    I want KDB Salah Bruno Hamez Greenwood Foden. Fek the 5 mid rule. Who to not have?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Greenwood for now

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        It's like you knew who i didn't have. R u a sorceror?

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Is there any possibility for Ben Davies to start versus Newcastle?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm not taking a hit to sell him so I hope so...

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I think he’ll start

  5. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    What's the latest news on the West Ham situation? Will the game be called off or not?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No it wont.

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Not, but things change every day

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      probably not City had three out with Covid 19 including Gündoğan how had just tested positive and their fixture wasn't called off yesterday.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yup everyone remember this

  6. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Currently have Saiss and Jimi in my wildcard draft. Do you think it is risky to triple-up with podence considering the COVID news? May go for Klich instead!

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No wolves are great

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No huge risk there as far as I can see

  7. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Martinez
    James, Digne, Saiss
    JRod, Salah, KDB, Son, Greenwood
    Wood, Jimenez

    Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Brewster

    Just playing around with WC and was surprised you can afford this team.

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      1x City? Bleugh
      0x TAA/Robbo? Bleugh

      1x Greenwood? Bleugh.
      0x DCL? Bleugh

      😀

  8. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    ASM or Bissouma out for a hit?

    2.5M ITB - who are best options? Foden?

  9. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Wildcard this?

    McCarthy Steer

    TAA Egan(!) Justin Mitchell Branthwaite (!)

    Salah KDB Son Soucek Bissouma(!)

    Werner Ings Mitrovic

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      How many FT?

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        1

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Then definitely don’t WC. See below.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I’d probably just take a hit and do Egan to Saïss or something. Then play 4-4-2 and sort out the others in the upcoming weeks.

    3. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Nah doesn't need a WC.

  10. Jo72
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    What do you think?
    WC Active:
    Martinez - Steer
    Van Dijik - Justin - Mitchel - Vinagre - Konsa
    KDB - Salah - Podence - Son - Costa
    Calvert Lewin - Mitrovic - Werner

    I know my defense is a bit weak, what do you suggest?

  11. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    I’m planning 8 point hit this week and a 4 point hit next week. Is this worth a wildcard?

    Cheers

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      It’s close.

      Would the extra “free” transfers make a lot of difference?

    2. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Would probably just play the WC

    3. The Trentminator
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I’d still save wc

  12. james 101
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss James
    KDB Rodriguez Zaha Sterling
    Jimmy Martial DCL

    (Steer Mitchell Justin Hendrick)

    Thanks!!

  13. Your Man With The Hair
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Auba & JWP -> KDB & Zaha for 4 point hit.

    Yeah or nay?

    McCarthy
    TAA | Digne | WP (Justin, Mitchel)
    KDB | Salah | JRod | Zaha (Stephens)
    Werner | Mitro | Wilson

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi there folks, would you take a hit anywhere here? Do you think it is lined up correctly? Thanks.

    McCarthy
    James, Shaw, Saiss
    Kdb, Rashford, Havertz, Soucek
    Werner, Martial, Wilson

    Meslier, Pereira, Dier, Bertrand

    1. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I'd play Pereira over Soucek, unless he's injured?

  15. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    My current team (-4) or WC team?

    A) current

    McCarthy
    TAA-Saiss-Mitchell
    Salah-Kdb-Bruno-Soucek*
    Werner*-Adams-Wilson
    Steer, Justin, Reed, Saliba*

    *Price dropping

    B) WC Team

    Martinez
    James-Saiss-Mitchell
    Salah-KdB-Son-Hamez-Podence
    Werner-Jimenez
    Forster, Lamptey, Justin, Davis

    1. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Stick with current team IMO

  16. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Saiss Shaw Coleman
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Werner Martial DCL

    Steer Justin Mitchell Bissouma

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes

  17. Taff1952
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Ben Dinnery reporting David moyes Diop and cullen tested positive for covid

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Hopefully not.

  18. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    What potentially stupid transfers are you considering for a hit? This early in the season it's so easy to take hits to jump on bandwagons or transfer out underperformers (based on tiny sample size). So rather than rage transfer and take a hit. Release your frustrations on this post:

    Mine:
    Fernandes > KDB
    Adams > Jesus
    Davies > Anyone

    All potential transfers for next week, all 3 on the bench this week anyway. Must....stop...itchy....trigger

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I’m with you Viper. Had 2ft’s and was still tempted to WC. Was looking at a -8 of Auba, Havertz, Wilson and Egan out. Decided to hold off and just use my 2ft’s.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      WC

  19. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Auba to score again against Liverpool. It’s written in the stars.

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      He will. Him and Pepe on the break will cause em a few problems.

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      100%

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I think so. Pool defence not as good as early last season.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Early last season their defence wasn’t that good too when they had Adrian in goal, it was in Dec, Jan, Feb they racked the cleanies.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Sound, yeah you're right. When Gomez started back. he looks shaky enough now but I think it's the highline giving them problems. Van Dijk looks annoyed too.

  20. Darth_Newdar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Others who own Saint-Maximin... what are you doing? Selling this evening before price changes, or waiting until Friday/Saturday for more info?

    I am looking at bringing in Podence or Foden.

    Currently, I think I'm just going to wait to get maximum info before making the transfer.

    (Already done Auba --> KDB this week.)

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I’m undecided too, and being a Bisouma owner makes it even more challenging

  21. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Anyone think Kane will get more points than Werner this week? Home to Newcastle, Spurs clicking better. Chelsea too many injuries, but are away to West Brom
    I honestly think Kane is value, then get Werner straight away as his value goes down

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      There is literally no evidence to suggest Spurs are clicking better. They played a crap Southampton defence who just let them walk through and Chelsea played with 10 men for half a game against the champions.

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        True, but they played well and i thought Kane and Son clicked well with kane dropping a bit deeper giving Son more space. yes it was SOuthampton who played poor, but i thought they did well compared to the previous game
        Who you think will score more points, Kane at home to Newcastle or Werner away to West Brom?

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Probably Kane but only just if anything, I could see them both scoring 1 goal each or something.

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I think Kane for this week, Werner long term. Really like Werner but he drifts alot. Plus Kane is on penalties
            Thanks for your reply Qaiss

  22. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    If I can afford both, Foden or Podence

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Both a rotation risks as far as I can understand. Seems... risky

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Podence for me

    3. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Don't trust Foden's minutes.

    4. Darth_Newdar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      I have the same question (see above). I think both suffer from the same flaw, which is that they're not 100% nailed. Maybe Podence to save the £1m. Not sure.

  23. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    On my wildcard. Zaha or Greenwood? Got no United players at the moment.

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Z

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Greenwood likely to start I’d say. Only 15 mins tonight and a goal and assist.

      1. kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Against Luton though?

    3. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Was on Zaha, now thinking Greenwood will be the much better pick

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Zaha. Nailed on, in form, playing up front but has an inconsistency habit.

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Zaha for me. On pens and fixtures look really good from GW5.

      1. kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        He took a pen.
        Does that mean he's now got them?

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Crap, forgot Ayew took the first. He did miss though.

          Potentially on pens then. Milivojevic is out of favour anyway, so ot must be between Zaha and Ayew.

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

            Ayew took a terrible penalty. I doubt he is still on them after that.

  24. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    A)Saiss
    or
    B)Davies+4pts ?

    Imo Davies 0 pts - Saiss 6 pts
    so I would take that hit but I want to know what do you think too

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Bavies will play

      I’m 99.9% Jose will play Dier, Sanchez/Toby, Bavies and Doherty and Reguilon as wing backs

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Bold call considering Mou pretty much hasnt played that kind of formation ever in his career as a manager

      2. kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        99.9% chance your faith is misguided.

        You're honestly that sure Mourinho (Jose Mourinho this is) changes formation 3 games into a season, having played the same formation for at least a decade?

        Come on, you're better than that..... I am 99.9% certain of it.

  25. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi guys, but if advice needed:

    Front 3 of

    Werner, DCL, Jimi meaning I need defenders of:

    Mitchell, Lamptey, TAA, Dunne

    Or

    Wood, DCL, Jimi

    And defence is:

    Saiss, Lamptey, TAA, Mitchell

    So in short, with Werner I have a very light defence but I think one of Mitchell or Dunne will play right?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Get Werner. I'm relying on Mitchell to play cos I've Johnson, Egan and Bissouma on the bench.

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Yes I can’t not have him for WBA

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I think Baggies will have a kick in them in GW3 though will concede. Billic was one angry man v Leeds so might put a rocket up them.

    2. Purse83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Same as me below as likely we have the same strong midfield.

      Ultimately Werner or a downgrade to strengthen squad.

      I honestly don’t know...

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        My mid is Son, Salah, KDB, Podence

        But with wood I can have Saiss and I can play Foden in mid so I can alternate between Foden and Podence. Not having Werner gives me a strong bench and much better squad

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

      I don't think Tarkowski's injury is serious, Dunne might not play. Mitchell should play though.

  26. Purse83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    On WC - down to last 3 slots:

    A) Werner, Justin, Alzate (1st on bench)

    or

    B) DCL, Castagne, Podence (start over 4.5 def)

  27. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Is ASM price locked or will he drop tonight?

  28. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Captain:

    A) Salah
    B) Son
    C) KdB

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      KDB

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      C

  29. LucasMoregametime
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A) Werner, Kane, KDB/Salah, Zaha
      B) DCL, Martial, KDB, Salah

    • james 101
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Topped

      Gtg?

      Martinez
      Digne Saiss James
      KDB Rodriguez Zaha Sterling
      Jimmy Martial DCL

      (Steer Mitchell Justin Hendrick)

      Thanks!!

      1. kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        I can't understand why there are no Trent or Robbo's in peoples WC teams 😮

        Don't like the Martial faith myself - good team though overall 🙂