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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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  1. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play?

    A Soucek (WOL)
    B Mitchell (EVE)

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Soucek. Looked dangerous last week, Mitchell unlikely to keep a clean sheet the way Everton are shaping up

  2. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    Cheers!

    1. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sounds like it imo

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yes, defo

  3. Purse83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Straight shoot out - DCL or Werner?

    1. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would go werner

      1. Purse83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers - will wait as on WC and likely a 0.2 swing.

        Dropping Werner would enable me to upgrade Justin to Castagne and add Podence over 4.5 fodder but it’s a coin toss!

    2. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Werner should haul vs WBA

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Should be Werner

      But dcl is looking great right now

  4. LucasMoregametime
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    Leaning towards A with KDB atm

  5. mitro
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which one lads?
    A) Zaha + Werner/Jesus
    B) Son + DCL (have James)

    Thanks

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. Terry Henry
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A for me but only just. Should get decent points from either combo over the medium term.

  6. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How is Maupay as an option?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Frustrating

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I admit. I was amused.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      French

    3. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On pens, the focal point of the attack. Definitely one to watch.

  7. Cynical
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Jimenez and Zaha
    B. Son and Wood

    I would likely move Werner to Jimenez for GW4 if I go with B

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B - already regret I don’t have Wood this GW but it would be a hit to many

  8. ThisPostsOnFire
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any chance Zaha keeps penalty duties after scoring v United.

    1. AYLD28
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nah, Milo will have them

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hope so. But prob not

    3. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Likely when Milivojevic isn't on the pitch.

  9. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which is the best option for ASM for a -4:

    A) Zaha
    B) Podence
    C) Foden
    D) No hit and hold

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I went for B

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks guys, settled

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I’m keeping. May well be fit to play

  10. Ciarant20
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A- Play Burke following his start for SU
    B- Play Vinagre following Marcel injury
    C- Take a hit with ASM toPodence before price change tonight

    Thoughts?

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    would you rather have jimmy or son?

    thank you

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Typically jimmy

      Once in a while son

      (I have jimmy)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        thanks

    2. Terry Henry
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimmy reliable and without the Spurs fixture congestion that Son may be a victim of. Both good options but Jiménez a longer term option imo.

  12. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    One more try

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss James
    KDB Rodriguez Zaha Sterling
    Jimmy Martial DCL

    (Steer Mitchell Justin Hendrick)

    Thanks!!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      wc ?

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Last week yes

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          not overly keen but should have a pretty good gw gl

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Cheers

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On a -4 with this lot. Anything worthy of a further hit or is it good enough? Agree with bench/ order?

    1.5itb
    McCarthy
    TAA, Davies, Taylor
    Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Podence, Soucek
    Werner, Martial
    (Steer) (KWP, Mitchell, Brewster)

    Cheers

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      gtg.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        funny name by the way 🙂

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thanks mate. Have used it for 2 seasons now 🙂

          Agree with the bench?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            i d have mitchell ahead of kwp

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              You don’t think SOU more likely of a CS vs BUR than CRY vs EVE?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                away from home not sure . palace look tighter. southampton were pretty awful v spurs
                ps : watch out for mccarthy not sure his spot is safe

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Agree it’s not clear cut. McCarthy def on the chopping block but surely not worth a hit to take out?

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No looks g2g

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers mate. Benching the right players?

  14. Mitos77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Kane or Son?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Son

  15. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Chances of Auba dropping tonight?Currently on -84%

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would think not at that level but it’s been a very weird couple of weeks for sudden price changes

  16. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Auba + Havertz + ASM > KDB + Son + Podence (-8)???

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Getting rid of Havertz for a hit ahead of WBA has tears written all over it.

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I've got Werner.......

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          But Havertz might score a hat trick with zero involvement from Werner.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Do a -4 imo. Havertz is playing WBA so prob worth a hold but if you don’t trust him/ feel you need Son then just hold and bench ASM this week

  17. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who is the best 4.5 defender for the next 4-5?

    1. Taylor
    2. Pieters
    3. Lamptey
    4. Other

    Bonus Q: Jesus (3-4-3) or Son (3-5-2)?

    1. Terry Henry
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’d go Taylor and Jesus. Burnley defender is a staple of an FPL team. Jesus as close to nailed as can be under pep roulette with Aguero out.

      1. AYLD28
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’m leaning towards this for sure. That GW4 fixture v Leeds just screams goals for city too.

  18. Terry Henry
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on Podence or Klich?

    Klich on pens in a talented Leeds team not scared to attack. Podence could be rotated but Wolves strong established PL team and he had flashes of promise last night.

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Podence for me.

      Leeds are being too clinical for what they're creating and they'll regress.

      Podence nutmegged KDB, so he'll be more fun to watch as he keeps missing the target.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        klich on pens though and more nailed

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          More nailed in a side that I think won't do anywhere near as well though.
          Bissouma is more nailed and I'd rather have myself playing.

          How many pens are Leeds gonna get this season?
          I suppose it comes down to whether you think Podence can deliver in this nice run of fixtures.

          I'd be disappointed if he didn't outscore Klick this season.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            dont get me wrong podence is a great option. i am actually having both in my wc as it stands 🙂

    2. Terry Henry
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Interesting. Cheers. The rotation risk mentioned in this article is my only concern. Otherwise I’d go Podence I think.

      1. kevchenko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think Podence would make an appearance every single game...and I think even if he came on he'd be an impact player that could get returns.

        I just feel Klich and Leeds are being a little over rated. You can call the Liverpool game a one-off, and Fulham will probably conceed the most goals of any team this season - so perhaps they've been flattered so far?

        Maybe not, ultimately, I won't and can't convince you having a penalty taker isn't a good idea!

        1. Terry Henry
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Cheers. Food for thought. Probably will be one that goes to Friday night / Saturday morning before deciding.

  19. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any help appreciated, On a WC, current team..

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Taylor - Saiss (Mitchell & Lamptey)
    KDB - Salah - Son - Podence (Alzate)
    Wood - Werner - DCL

    Would you hold, or do Wood > Brewster & Alzate to Foden & play 352?

  20. JonnyOnionRings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Two free transfers made. Auba+ASM--->KDB + Podence

    Next week its a -4 to bring in Jimi and DCL for Werner and Adams

    Team

    McCarthy
    Robbo-TAA-KWP
    Salah-Son-KDB-Podence
    Werner-Mitro-Adams

  21. QUEN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone remember when football fix price tracker usually start working

  22. yakirh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will AWB start?

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Unknown, he started today

  23. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which option from each on WC?

    1) Werner
    2) Jesus

    a) Greenwood
    b) Foden

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2A

  24. Pia06rc
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Salah to Podence worth a - 4?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely...

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      seems essential nowadays that kid

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yep most def

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Like it. I’ve done Salah > ASM for free

  25. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play McCarthy(bur) or Meslier(Shu) this weekend?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Meslier

  26. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Still going around in circles on this one:

    A) VVD in a 4-4-2 (Soucek first bench)
    B) Foden in a 3-5-2 (Lamptey first bench) + leaves 0.4 ITB to play with

    Martinez
    Robbo VVD Castagne Saiss
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Jimi DCL

    Soucek Lamptey 4.5

    Martinez
    Robbo Castagne Saiss
    Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
    Jimi DCL

    Lamptey Taylor 4.5 0.4 ITB

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That’s tough. I think now is when you go Foden with a few Man City mids out injured. Change to VVD in a few gw’s

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah that's my thinking at the mo, and B still has two playing benchers who can cover Foden/Podence.

        But I also think A -hopefully- screams points long-term in every position, only Podence likely to need tweaking at some point.

  27. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi....views on this wildcard please? Is the foden pick too risky? Thanks

    Martinez steer
    Taa saiss james lamptey Mitchell
    Salah kdb foden podence burke
    Werner jiminez dcl

    Thanks

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Too many risks for my liking. Mitchell, Podence and Foden are all likely to rotate. Remember it’s gonna be a looooong time until you can WC again.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This is what I'm struggling with above, to Foden or not to Foden. I would prefer to replace James and Mitchell with two long-term 4.5s (Taylor, maybe punt on Ayling or Targett) or get Soucek as first bench after he drops. Otherwise looks fine.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Could easily do foden and James to zaha and Taylor

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'd prefer Foden over Zaha. I think if you've got two decent bench players you can roll with Podence and Foden.

  28. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Auba to KDB for -4?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not for a hit

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes. No sofa big enough. KdB is a must.

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would feel forced to make that transfer.

      Could be a 0.2 swing there by Saturday morning too....

  29. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    a chillwell and richarlison
    b james and jimmy

    thank you and gl

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Chilwell might not even be ready for PL, so B until confirmed.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        fair enough. thanks.

  30. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Kane or Jimenez

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on what you do with the extra 2m