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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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3,103 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dirtymeercat666
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Do we think kdb and sterling as your two big mids and no salah is mental? Or just the right amount?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Needs Salah imo

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Another 2 horse race

        1. Dirtymeercat666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah I know what you mean. I was looking at captaincy though and for the next 4, I’m not sure I’d captain salah. Still, probably too risky to go without, just in case

    2. ELTACTICO
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No salah no matter the context is mental. Think 1 of Kdb/Sterling and Salah is the right balance

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        With pep roulette it needs Salah.
        There will be games were Sterling does not start.

        1. Dirtymeercat666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Very good point, weasel boy

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not mental but I prefer one from each team. Hedging my bets if one team has a bad day at the office.

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Exactly what i'm trying to answer to myself also, just can't bring myelf to drop Salah.

        1. Dirtymeercat666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          It’s a tough one for sure. It’s a shame there aren’t many options to go for in the city team. There’s foden, but I don’t want any risks in my team and he surely is one.

          1. Dirtymeercat666
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks for the reply, guys

      • yakirh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'm going without Salah for now, only KDB in the 10+ bracket

        1. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Salah and KDB means two penalty takers in two reasonably attacking teams

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Took a -4 so how does this look?
      Out Auba Alli Adams
      In Sterling Podence DCL

      Ryan

      TAA Taylor KWP

      Salah (VC) Sterling Rodríguez Barnes Podence

      Werner(C) DCL

      Steer Lascelles Mitchell Davis

    4. Tmel
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On a WC... which option from each?

      1) Werner
      2) Jesus

      a) Greenwood
      b) Foden

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2b

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’ll write 2A again

      3. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2a

      4. Dirtymeercat666
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1b

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Unbelievably long list of players supposedly dropping tonight, many of which are/ will be still decent shouts. Looks like it’s going to be difficult to gain TV this season unless you can ride prices on a WC or FH. Frustrating!

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Time for some hits

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

          I’m on a -4 already and would love to fix my defence but isn’t worth a hit.

          Werner and Soucek falling is annoying because I had no plans to get rid (yet)

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 3 days ago

            The silver lining is you can buy good players after they've dropped. For example, some already did this with Son when he dropped to 8.9m. Some players will also fall in price while injured, and then you can buy them at below their starting price when fit.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yep it’s a good point!

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This is one reason why I'm using my WC this week.

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

          It feels like the wrong reason to play it. After only 2 GWs the data and foresight we have is so limited. I’d rather have a “good enough” team now and WC in a few weeks time when everyone else is stuck with some real proven deadwood

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The entire West Ham team is dropping.

    6. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I cant decide guys I'm stuck please help me

      1) Salah>kdb
      2) 4.5>Jimenez
      3) ASM+TAA> KDB+ Digne for -4

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2

      2. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Im gonna do 2
        I think
        For a hit
        Should we?

    7. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I wanna take a hit for raul

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        who you want to drop?

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Brewster

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            100% do it

            1. Ramsays Raw Steak
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ok im holding u accountable

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Depending who you're taking out, he'll most likely pay you back. Next 5 don't get much better

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yessssss
          Its now or next week and id wanna wait

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            If its Brewster your taking out, 100% do it. You'll probably be paid back in Jimi's first match

    8. Captain Fozzy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A) Trossard and Richarlison
      B) Diangana and Jimenez
      C) Klich and Ings

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        C

    9. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably WC template as hell -

      Martinez | Steer
      Digne | Saiss | Coady | Lamphey | Mitchell
      KDB | Salah | Hames | Son | Zaha
      Jiminez | DCL | Brewster

      Any opinions appreciated

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Few differentials there with double wolves defence and Zaha in attack.

        Nice team

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks man, feeling settled on it I think now. Plenty of price rises still to come too

      2. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Template it is
        But no chealse
        They got some easy games

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, tried squeezing Werner in, but wasn't happy with how it looked.

          Son could easily become Pulisic down the road once he's fit.

      3. ELTACTICO
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Like look of that

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks man, liking the look of it. Midfield has nice points potential over the coming weeks

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Two Wolves defenders and no Liverpool . . .brave.

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            An alternative draft had TAA/Foden instead of Coady/Son.

            Just not sold on Foden's playtime. Could still be an option.

          2. Aidan269
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Salah is there

      4. ELTACTICO
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Noticed not many teams here have Kane on WC. Strong end to the season and looks to be getting into his mojo now. What's putting people off, Mourinho or price?

          1. Ramsays Raw Steak
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Bale is back

            1. ELTACTICO
                2 months, 4 days ago

                That helps rather than hinders him imo. More assist potential with Bale and Son either side who he can slip in

            2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Son is 1.5m cheaper

            3. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Price and other viable options cheaper that strengthen the rest of the team

            4. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Team is so hit and miss.

          2. Ronniie
              2 months, 4 days ago

              How does this wc look?

              Martinez
              Robbo Saiss Castagne
              KDB Bruno Son Podence Barnes
              Richarlison Werner

              Forster Lamptey Brewster Ferguson

              Thoughts appreciated.

            • Neo-Viper
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              McCarthy
              Taa CTaylor Bavies
              Podence KDB Salah Hamez
              DCL Werner Mitro

              Button Mitchel Justin Soucek

              Good lads?

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Getting a front 7 of:

              Salah KdB Son Foden
              DCL Werner Jimenez

              Is so difficult. You end up sacrificing so much in defense but man, this is the front 7 I want. Could it be worth it?

              Martinez Steer
              Saiss James Vinagre Lamptey Mitchell
              Salah KdB Son Foden Burke
              DCL Werner Jimenez

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

                Liverpool fixture run too good to ignore their defense.

                Vinagre not safe.
                Mitchell not safe.
                James not (always) safe.
                Saiss mostly safe.

                Too risky IMO.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  I think Saiss and James are safe. But yeah, Vinagre and Mitchell is not really good enough.

                  Maybe if I get some boring 4.5ms like Taylor or something it could work.

                  Liverpool's fixtures aren't great for the next 3. ARS avl eve isn't great imo. Maybe by then Werner will be done and you can remove him for Wood and upgrade defense.

              2. Laserface
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I think it's pretty balanced

              3. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Werner to Jesus and Foden to Podence gives you 1m to boost the defence.

                I don’t think you can have that defence + Foden really.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  I don't think Foden is optional right now with City's injury crisis. He will play every game for a while imo. Unbelievable value at 6.5m.

                  I think I have to sac one of Werner or Jimenez. It's not pretty but it might have to be done.

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Werner with WBA and Southampton in the next 3 is scary. Jimenez super consistent.. good luck with that one!

                  2. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Will Foden play regularly? Been tempted by him in a draft, but worried about his minutes/rotation.

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      I think he will.

                      Mahrez is recovering from COVID and has looked on the outs since restart. Bernardo is injured, no more David Silva, Torres is new. I don't think there's any more competition for Foden.

                      I think they start Jesus, Sterling, Foden, KdB every game for the next 3 PL games at least. Maybe Mahrez once he gets back up to speed will occasionally come in for Foden but that's about it.

                      1. mixology
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Not saying Foden can’t fill in other positions but I’d be surprised if Mahrez didn’t start vs Leicester. I’m expecting Mahrez to have a big season after all the Messi speculation. Foden was in all my early drafts before season began and before fixtures were announced. Great value imo.

                      2. Scots Gooner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Thanks man, I'll need to think it over. If he gets plenty of minutes, he makes a mockery of that price.

              4. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Very good team.

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Actually Vinagre is a problem.Maybe find someone to rotate with Lamptey and downgrade Foden.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Not touching Foden. If I spare cash for defense it will be from Werner or Jimenez.

              5. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Decent enough defence.
                Your really only sacrificing Liverpool defence but I could see a good few cleanies from wolves in the upcoming fixtures.

                Is vinagre nailed?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  No he's not unless Marcal is injured.

              6. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Werner out,TAA/Robbo + Digne in

                1. LeSof
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  This

              7. Aj Royals
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I did my WC with the similar fwd and mid with James R instead of Foden. But sacrificed my defence.

              8. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Perhaps downgrade foden to podence, and have an extra mil to spend on your def

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  1m ain't changing much if I can't get a 2nd Wolves defender.

              9. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Jim -> Wood 😉

                Can always downgrade Werner to Jim later, but not before WBA

              10. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                It looks awesome it feels like TAA vs Jimi. Not sure who wins that over next 5 or 6 games?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Jimi should win it on paper with those fixtures.

              11. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                As you say, Salah looks like the one who needs to go as he has the worst points per million value in your front 7 when you aren't captaining him.
                The problem is, if you don't like Rashford what price do you drop to? The best option looks like Harvey Barnes but then you end up with loads of money to upgrade other players and when I did that and posted my team earlisr you implied that I was clueless for having a decent rotating bench.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Salah could be insane this season with Thiago. I don't want to get rid of him. I don't even think he has the worst points per million value. That is likely Werner or Jimenez. But with their respective fixture runs, it's very hard to drop either.

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    It's not long term, you can get him back in a few weeks.
                    What are your points projections for Salah, Jimenez and Werner in the next 6 games?

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Members area has:

                      Salah - 36.9 (highest among all players)
                      Jimenez - 32.5
                      Werner 28.4

                      1. Snevitz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        So Jimenez is £8.5m and gets you 4.4 less points than £12m Salah over the next six games. How can you think Salah is better value over that time period?

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Captaincy against SHU and WHU.

                          1. Snevitz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            So lose him for the next 3 like you said and then get rid of Werner when he has Man U and shift the value to midfield.

              12. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Of that 7 it's Werner who's got to go for me, preferably for a 'pool defender.

              13. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I am too looking similar team but want nailed defender.. taylor instead of vinagre? Other looks amazing !!!

            • KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Would you W/C this team on a -4?

              McCarthy

              Taa/Saïss/Bavis/Vinagre

              Salah/KDB/Bruno/Havertz

              Adams/Richarlison

              4mill/Mitchel/Biss/Davis

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No

              2. FF Dirtbag
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes. Your defence and attack are all over the shop

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                No.

                You have Wolves and Everton. Son you can get in for Havertz if Hav is poor in the next game.

                1. KDB4PREZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Cheers guys gl this week

            • Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Little bit disappointing to use my only FT to get KDB while everyone who owned Auba made the same move. Hope not all of them captain him so I can make up some lost ground...

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Maybe Sterling was the pick

            • FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Who to captain out of:

              A) Salah
              B) KDB
              C) Werner?

              1. Ramsays Raw Steak
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Im going c

              2. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A

              3. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                B - averaged 8.7 points per home game last season and now he has penalties as well.
                Pretty much an auto captain like Suarez used to be.

              4. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                C

            • Ramsays Raw Steak
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Jimemez gonna rise?

              1. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Not tonight

                1. Ramsays Raw Steak
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  K

            • Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              ASM to Podence or Egan to James?

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A

              2. Ramsays Raw Steak
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Both

                1. OLB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  +1

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Doing Aubameyang to KDB/Sterling, don't want to do a -8

            • Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Any ideas with my WC team?

              Martinez 4m
              TAA James Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
              Salah KDB Son Podence 4.5m
              Werner Wood DCL

              Thanks

              1. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Looks good - only poss change Wood to 4.5 and Lamptey to VVD

            • The Royal Robin
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Need a cheapish, yet decent defender. Whittled it down to these 3. Who would you pick?

              A) Taylor
              B) Lamptey
              C) Justin

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                B

              2. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                B

            • OLB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Thiago or Rodriguez? Or both in this attack :

              Salah / KDB / JRod / Klitch / Thiago?
              Werner / Jimi / DCL.

              Rotating 7 of the 8.

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Thiago -> 4.5M

                1. OLB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Agree worried he may assist the assister sometimes, but he's one of the best mids in the world - with Salah and Mane getting supplied by him.

                  1. Rondon9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Not worth it IMO

                    Not an FPL option, but I agree very good player

                    1. OLB
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Ok thanks - appreciated. Easy to overthink sometimes.

            • xHaTr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Drop one on wildcard:

              A: Jimenez
              B: Trent
              C: Son
              D: Werner

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A for now imo

              2. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Keep all 4

              3. Aj Royals
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Keep all 4

                1. Aj Royals
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Or Trent if you need fund at MID/FWD

              4. Herman Toothrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                C

              5. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                C

              6. yakirh
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                D, after WBA

              7. LeSof
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 3 days ago

                C or D

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              If Justin rises tonight & Lamptey does not, switch the two on Wildcard?

              Justin longevity likely not too much longer, even if he does well in the next few.

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Thats my plan

                Thanks for the 0.1m Justin and an A G

            • EWH2020
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Mitchell or Dunne on WC?

            • wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Best pick to replace Rudiger?
              a)Zouma
              b)Saiss
              c)Taylor

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Has to be Saiss with those fixtures, he could end up being the best value player in the game.

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  cheers.Agreed but on paper,the fixtures 3-5 are better for Chelsea.

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    They both have good short term fixtures, I trust Wolves defence more than Chelsea though and Saiss could well be in your team up until Christmas.

                    1. wulfranian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Cheers Snevitz!

            • Agger
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Any news on De Bruyne when he went down with a few minutes to go vs Wolves? Seemed to roll his ankle or something?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Just faffing about for time.

            • Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Who would you captain?
              A) Salah
              B)Kdb
              C) Son

              1. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A

              2. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                KDB

            • Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Start which 3 this week?

              A) KWP (bur)
              B) Taylor (SOU)
              C) Davies (NEW)
              D) Mitchell (EVE)
              E) Soucek (WOL)

              1. Agger
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Soucek has had a few big chances so far, I’m starting him 100%

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Agreed with him. Which 2 defs to start mate?

                  Currently on Davies and Taylor

                  1. Agger
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    If it was me I’d play B and C - but all 4 could get returns, horrible decision to make 🙂

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Haha thanks

              2. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                B, C, E

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Nice that’s what I’m on. Thanks mate.

                  Attempting to hold off on the WC. Very tough when you have this defence and McCarthy!

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    I caved Sunday night. Hopefully you have the premium players to make up for the defence!

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Front line of:

                      Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Podence
                      Werner, Martial

                      Hoping it doesn’t let me down as much as my team in GW2!

                      1. Snevitz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        It looks good long term, so many options this year. Definitely no need to WC.

                        My WC is:

                        Martinez,
                        Ake, Catagene, Saiss, James, Michell
                        KDB, Son, Barnes, Zaha, Podence
                        Kane, Jimenez, DCL

                        Liverpool games will be fun.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Nice team. The Spurs double up isn’t for me but it could work out!

                          1. Snevitz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            It's short term for the decent fixtures. If Kane doesn't get a price increase this week then I'll put Werner in for wba but don't want to be priced out of Kane in a few weeks time and I have 0 in the bank.

                2. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  this

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              On Wildcard, Foden or Barnes?

              I can currently have:
              - Guaita / TAA / Foden
              - Guaita / Robertson / Barnes
              - Martinez / TAA / Barnes

              I am 0.2m short of having Barnes with option A currently. Could gain 0.1m tonight if Justin rises. Could gain another 1.0m from Zaha/Bamford but less likely.

              With Option A there's the very real chance Foden could rise 0.2m over the next 1-2 weeks. (I think I prefer Barnes due to heatmap and attempts, but the opposition is a factor.)

              1. Aidan269
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                B

            • Nolberto Solano
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Which option for the foreseeable future?

              A) TAA & James
              B) TAA & Justin
              C) Robbo & Castagne

              1. OLB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                As a duo it has to be C

            • Cheeto__Bandito
                2 months, 3 days ago

                A) Play Burke, Bench Davies
                B) Davies to Reece James for -4

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Why not play Davies?

                  1. Cheeto__Bandito
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      think he'll be benched for reguillon