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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. tinear
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    1)McCarthy to Martinez
    2)Bavies to Saiss

    either for -4, which is worth it?

    1. doher.ty
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B, maybe but neither worth a hit imho

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

          So give Bavies another week?

      • SalahFingers
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        2 might be.

        A hit for an Aston Villa keeper is honestly hilarious. It's been a long time since they were good defensively.

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

          Agree. Hence the hesitation.

          1. SalahFingers
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ignore the money rise on Martinez. He's not worth a hit. You will make very little on goalkeepers.

            Also McCarthy's next 2 fixtures look ok.

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

              Ta

      • Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B

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

          You reckon Saiss worth -4?

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

            Only if you think Davies is already benched this weekend, which he might be.

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

              I've got TAA, Justin, Mitchell, Bavies and KWP. I can play either of them but I'm worried of Saiss potential. And of course Bavies potential of benched.

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

                Wait a week if rest of your side is fine. You have cover, and Saiss will not destroy your season.

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

                  Cheers

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Neither

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

          Yup. Going to save it and see for another week.

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Anybody else working at this Godforsaken hour (UK time) or is it just me?

      1. SalahFingers
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Just you. The rest of us are asleep.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sorry for waking you up 😉

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

        World, welcome to Brexit.

        😉

      3. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No, what do you do?

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I work in Engineering....

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think I'm now set on rotating Castagne & Klich in a 442 / 352. Bound to get the odd benched haul (that we all hate so much!) but with CoVid still around and the possibility of the odd surprise benching I think having a good first sub and playing second sub is not a bad one.
      Normally I argue against and invest all in my first XI (like I see many of you are doing on WC) but this season feels different.
      Thoughts?

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

        Like the concept, don't like the specifics.
        Klich is on pens - can get one in any game. Castagne, similarly, can get you an assist at any time.

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

          that's the downside for sure mate...but if both do well and go up in price (and I'm not horribly unlucky with benched points), it might be good

      2. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It is a good tactic, and one I have considered overall. However the prospect of dumping most of my money into a top starting XI with a cheap playing bench is to good.

        What does your squad look like as a result?

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

          Martinez Forster
          Digne Saiss James1 Castagne Lamptey
          KdB Salah Son James2 Klitch
          DCL Jimenez Brewster
          0.1

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

            Same front eight as me below (minus Brewster). Defense vastly different though besides Lamptey. I quite like it, but I am to scared to go without TAA (or Robbo as alternative). As a Chelsea fan I want to like James but our defense is shocking.

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

              Not owning one of Trent / Robbo could punish as I've always had one, often both, in previous seasons. Cheers & GL

    4. Lav
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How the WC look? 0.9m ITB

      Martinez - Button
      TAA - Taylor - Lamptey - Lewis - Mitchell
      Salah - KDB - Son - Rodriguez - Klich
      Jimenez - DCL - Davis

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

        Oh yes, very similar indeed apart from our differing defensive approaches...If one of us smashes it, the other likely will too 🙂
        Going without Werner v WBA worries me but we can't have em all eh!

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

          ...tbh if Son double rises I'll be tempted to downgrade and get Werner in (I also might want Jesus or Martial in the future) for that price point up top...50/50 on it atm, will be a late decision!

    5. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Best replacement for Bavies?

      Have 0.5 itB. Already have TAA, Justin, Mitchell and Ayling.

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

        Saiss seems a popular opinion here

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yup. That s reason why i dont want him.

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

        Bavies not playing this week?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I think he wont.

      3. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Taylor, Lamptey, Lewis at 4.5m. Saiss and James at 5.1m. Regulion if you want a Spurs defender, but maybe wait.

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Like Taylor

    6. cjscouser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      When will Man City, Man United, Aston Villa and Burnley make up their game in hand?

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

        When the PL says so.

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

        Most likely GW18-19

    7. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hey guys....Play Soucek (WOL) or Taylor (SOU)?

      McCarthy
      TAA Digne Shaw
      Salah KDB Rashford Foden Soucek
      Werner Mitrovic

      Peacock-Farrell Taylor Davis Mitchell

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

        Taylor.

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        My home grown algorithm says Taylor, for what that's worth. WHU could struggle vs Wolves. Watch for more WHU Covid reports over next few days too.

    8. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      McCarthy will be dropped right?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        As a Mccarthy owner I hope so

    9. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who's the best 4.5 mid based on attacking threat and being nailed on?

      A) Anguissa
      B) Burke
      C) Bissouma
      D) ?

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

        Burke will be rotated, but is oop. Probably your best bet along with Bissouma after his suspension. 4.5m mids are awful this season though.

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

          Cheers

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

        Hard to imagine Burke playing consistently. He’s probably the most likely of the three to get attacking returns, but so what? He’ll be on your bench.

    10. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Need some suggestion on this

      Atm I have McCarthy as my only playing keeper. With .5 ItB, is it better to replace him for a hit ?

      Not only He has been poor lately but also I believe he might be dropped

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

        Is this a gut feel or a source?

        1. The Overthinker
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Purely gut feeling
          Forster isn't a bad keeper, and the way McCarthy has played in last 3 matches was really bad

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

        Never hit for a goalkeeper.

        His next two fixtures are good. Don't knee jerk. Wait for a real reason to sell him.

        1. The Overthinker
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          3 poor performance in which he didn't show really anything which would advocate my decision to keep him as my set and forget keeper...
          I think this is "real" reason why I am considering it

          1. SalahFingers
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            If you must get him.. wait till next week. It's not worth -4 ever.

            This is why you get 2 playing goalkeepers. Learn from that mistake. "set and forget" can work but there can be so many problems with it.

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Forster is a rubbish keeper as well. I'm not selling personally unless he is actually dropped, doing so for a hit would be madness given the lack of CS so far this season.

    11. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is this a really bad idea?

      Martinez, Ryan
      Justin, Holding, Konsa, Michell, Dunne
      Salah, KDB, Son, JRod, Podence
      DCL, Ings, Jimenez

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

        Yes

      2. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No, but I'd switch one of the front 8 to a 4.5 to free some funds for the defence. Probably ings

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Podence would be 1st bench each week. With all the covid stuff, I think it's important to have a full playing team.

          Defence is obviously crap, but they are mixed and playing at the moment. I think picking 3 out of them would work out fine. Not many teams getting clean sheets so far.

          1. Bob Vrabkab
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Other than konsa though, the others seem unlikely to be first choice for too long

            1. SalahFingers
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah I'm probably setting myself up for too many problems this way. I was just playing around to try get a better attack force.

              Cheers.

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

        Having to bench one of the front 8 each week is just wasting money that could go into that awful defence

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You literally have to bench someone in every single mid/attack ever. That's why I bought the 5.5 Podence. This way my 5.5 is a great backup if any get injured (and they will). Why buy a non playing 4.5 which will give me 2 points max?

          I agree the defence is awful, but it's not because of Podence. Even if I went down to a 4.5 mid, then the upgrades in defence would be very minimal

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

        Up to you but rotation keepers never seems to work out. It’s the one on the bench saving the penalty.

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          They have always worked out for me every single year actually.

          I have always bought two cheap 4.5 keepers that play. Sure, I mightn't pick the best one each week, but it's nice to have the spare when one gets injured.

          You seem to be suggesting 11 expensive players, then 4 non playing 4.0/4.5 garbage. Now that is just asking for trouble.

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

            Tbf Mitchell and Dunne are garbage So you got two from 4 already.

            1. SalahFingers
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I said non-playing 4.0/4.5 garbage. That's very different to both Mitchell and Dunne (although they will probably lose their place in a few weeks to be fair)

              These guys are all cheap in defense, and I was just looking for opinions and thinking out loud. It's not my actual team and because of the responses, have stopped considering it. I very much disagree with your team picking philosophy though.

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

            Lots of ways to play the game if you want to have an attacking sub go ahead.
            I think if you said you were going to have a 5.5 defender as a sub that reaction would be thats a waste of cash tbf a 5.5 mid is only the same as a 5.0 defender

            1. SalahFingers
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              a 5.5 mid is not in any way the same as a 5.0 defender.

              I wanted a cheap sub that plays. Podence happens to also have a decent chance at points too. I don't see how that could ever be a 'waste of cash' since his value is rising also.

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

      Bottomed

      On wc

      Marinez steer
      Taa saiss Justin mitchell dunne
      Salah Kdb son James Podence
      Werner dcl brewster

      Need to upgrade Dunne, don't I?

      Taa to Robertson and dunne to 4.5?

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Saiss and dunne to 2 x 4.5s?

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

        Eh, I wouldn't upgrade Dunne.

        You have a good 352 setup. Dunne plays so he's fine as a 1st or 2nd bench IMO.

        I would worry more about the non players (brewster) with the pandemic around.

        1. Bob Vrabkab
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Dunne will be behind long and tarkowski may return next game

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

        After a great gw1, gw2 was probably my worst ever.

        Really set on my 352 but worried about my lack of bench.

        Chances of Dunne seeing game time?

    13. chocolove
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Considering fixture change in the next 5 weeks, is Soucek to Podence worth a hit?

      1. SalahFingers
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If you play him, then I think so.

        1. KanteTouchThis
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yup

      2. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

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

        Cheers, bloody red fixtures for west ham, and a lot of greens for wolves.
        Just read about west ham covid news as well, hope this bode nicely

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        As a Soucek owner no. He has looked a huge goal threat when in the box and will knick a goal soon... as an aerial threat fixtures don't really have an impact on him either.
        With Podence I think we will see some rotation when Wolves sign a RWB or when they play a 352

    14. ashisharora0094
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is this g2g, please help !!

      Ryan Steer
      TAA Saiis James Justin Mitchel
      Salah KDB Zaha Barnes JamesR
      Jimenez DCL Brewster

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

        Looks solid

        1. ashisharora0094
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks mate !!

      2. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No Son?

    15. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Last decision on WC

      A) Werner Lamptey 4.5
      B) DCL Mitro Justin

      On paper B looks better, but Werner is a potential captain this week and it gives me a player at that 9.5 price point, which come become Jesus for the Leeds Game.

      Your advice is very much needed 🙂

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A

      2. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Chelsea haven't got going yet so I wouldn't captain Werner over say Kev. I'd therefore go with B

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

        I'd say in this case B but I'd agree with you in that the 9.5 price point is really nice to have. Jesus, Martial and Werner could all be excellent picks.

    16. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Need 0.5.

      A) Hamez -> Barnes
      B) DCL -> Wood

      Or any other 7.0 and 6.5 alternative.

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

        DCL -> Maupay, maybe? Brighton have looked good.

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

          True. Good shout. Far more exciting pick than Wood as well.

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

            Full disclosure: am planning on keeping DCL, myself. 🙂

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

              Haha yea ideally I'd keep him too. Like Hamez for the longer term pick (think he's more likely to feature in the points regardless of who is scoring) but DCL is going gangbusters atm.

      2. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No other way to find that half mil?

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

          Got Trent, Robinson, Castagne and Saiss in defence (and only playing 3 most weeks with Klich on field) so that's probably the area I can make a cut.

          Just liking Castagne so much though.

          1. Scratch
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ditching DCL for Wood likely leaves you 2 penalty takers up which isn't to be sniffed at. On the other hand I have James Rod but I don't see him staying in long term, could be a matter of weeks from injuries or turning rubbish once the British weather kicks in.

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

              Haha yea fair call. I always get sucked in by the Rodriguez types, so fun to watch em play even if their fantasy games aren't always that impressive. Cheers for the advice 🙂

    17. Bob Vrabkab
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      So I'm thinking :

      Martinez Steer
      TAA Robbo Justin Taylor Mitchell
      Salah KDB Son Podence Burke
      Jiminez DCL Mitrovic

      Any concerns?

      1. ashisharora0094
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You can downgrade to one Liverpool defender and upgrade Burke or Mitro

    18. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Which ones to start this week

      1. Justin for attacking threat vs City or Lascelles better chance of cleanie vs Spurs
      2. Meslier or McCarthy

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Lascelles and wouldn't bother with Mccarthy, Soton were dreadful in defence.

        1. Scratch
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Leeds just shipped 3 to Fulham so I doubt it will matter either way, probably come down to a save point.

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

        Justin (can't see Newcastle keeping out Spurs so meh) and Meslier for me (Sheffield have like 0 goal threat atm).

    19. pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What are the chances of Egan not dropping in price before the next gw?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        75% chance he drops I'd say

    20. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      a) Son + Watkins
      b) 5.6 Leeds + Jesus

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A

      2. Heskey Time
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B for me

    21. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How stupid on a scale of 1-10 is going Sterling over KDB?

      1. RichRover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        5

      2. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Long term probably an 8 or 9. Before Leeds is another matter.

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

        10 I did it and that was after watching half the game live and then watching a full re run.
        KDB looked so much better and all the stats back that up.
        The only reason was going the diff route and he can be more explosive. Made the move from Auba yesterday and ownership was 5% Sterling and 35% KDB.
        The amount of penalties this year is another reason this could be a very bad call.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Didn't catch the game but that sounds scary, think I'll go boring with KDB then

      4. SalahFingers
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Probably 1-2 Sterling is always decent.

    22. Heskey Time
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A) Castagne and DCL 343
      B) Robbo and podence 352

      Also have jiminez and Hamez

      1. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A

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

        A by a fair distance for mine. Castagne looks great atm and DCL is miles ahead of Podence.

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B

      4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        a as we still.uncertain about podence minutes

    23. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Are FPL rigging their own price changing algorithm behind their back?

      Hames and Werner not going up sure, but Ziyech fell right away and Klich and now Castagne have went up.

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

        They are fixing under priced players as they see them imo.

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

          Yes mate they're also behind this whole virus thing and are using this site to track your buying habits. The only logical solution at this point is to triple captain your tinfoil hat.

    24. Hinchcliffe Thumper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Most interesting start of the season in years!

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Feels same as always to me 😀

        Had a good start?

        1. Hinchcliffe Thumper
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          On wc, so no 😀

    25. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Are we completely ignore united player? Im thinking of greenwood cause he is the cheaper one. Sounds good?

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

        Yeah I'm very tempted by Greenwood.

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          same hoping would straight to lineup as james not very convincing.

    26. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes mate they're also behind this whole virus thing and are using this site to track your buying habits. The only logical solution at this point is to triple captain your tin foil hat.

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

        Reply fail lol

    27. derdourily
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Which combo do you rate better for filling these three spots?

      Saiss-Justin-Taylor-Mitchel- X
      Salah - KDB - Son - Podence - X
      Werner - Jimenez - X

      A) TAA + Jorginho + Davis 4.5 (3/5/2)
      B) Lamptey + Burke + Richa (3/4/3)

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Van Dijk, Burke, Woods possible?

        1. derdourily
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Nice suggestion
          But unfortunately -0.5 !

    28. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Wonder if Kane and Soucek to 4.5 and Sterling for -4pts worth it...

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        absolute no

    29. Hinchcliffe Thumper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Im going without Liverpool attack.

      Martinez
      TAA, Castagne, James, Mitchell, Lewis
      KDB, Son, Hames, Zaha, Foden
      DCL, Martial, Bamford

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

        That takes guts lol but nice team

    30. derdourily
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A) Lamptey+ Richa (3.4.3)
      B) TAA + Jorginho (3.5.2)