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

    How long shall we need to wait to see Chelsea starting to perform? Is it crazy to consider Werner to Jesus,-4?

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

      Atleast keep this week, it's WBA.

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

      I wouldn’t do it for a hit

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

      keep werner at least for wba

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

      Keep werner

    5. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Werner is Chelsea's main attacker and there's a chance that Pulisic might play so I think a high chance of him scoring big

      Hold for now and consider the captaincy

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

      That's pure madness

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

      Dropping Werner right before WBA, even for no hit, would be lunacy IMO

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        True. But no Son vs Newcastle is scary.

        Werner needs to deliver!

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

    I’d like to see captaincy poll’s results but all I can do is submitting votes there.

    How can I see the current results?

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

      KDB/Son (C). Not decided yet.

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

      with Son and KDB haul last week, both could top the poll but I think Werner could be gold this week

      what's your choice mate ?

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

      Suspense created for "Captain Sensible"

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

      Got 2 wrong so far, and it seems that the "solid" choice doesn't always work.
      Therefore, it's Martial for the armband. 🙂

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

        not questioning Martial's explosive ability but for now, United yet to find the team form and Martial not really great away while Brighton is keeping it tight so maybe not a good choice this week

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

      Yeah, best to stay away from Utd. 🙂
      Most popular will be Salah, De Bruyne then Son imo.

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

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

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

      B

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

        Don't fancy richa to do well in the upcoming fixtures , he looked involved and very sharp.

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

      leaning onto A but don't want to go without TAA so maybe downgrade Richa to DCL ?

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

        Same thinking , don't want to go w/o taa but i can't have them all.
        Im expecting richa to get a lot of returns.
        Even if i downgrade richa to DCL i would not find a way to get TAA in

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

          what's your whole team like and are you on WC ?

          Richa is quality and no doubt the best in Everton so far but his finishing still needs improvement

          DCL not as skillful as he is in dribbling and creating chances but dude got a real deal in positioning so maybe he's getting lots of tap in and a 0.8 difference can go a long way in the early season

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

            Yeah im on WC
            Saiss-Justin-Taylor-Mitchel- X
            Salah -KDB -Son - Podence - X
            Werner - Jimenez - X 

            So it's between
            TAA + Jorginho + 4.5 (3/5/2) Lamptey + 4.5+ Richa (3/4/3)

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

              if I were you, I consider dropping Jimenez for DCL and Justin for Lamptey. Podence is enough for Wolves attack as they're not the type of team that will score plenty

              Consider Foden for the 5th mid and maybe Brewster on the 3th fwd. See if you can squeeze TAA in ?

              Also consider James for Saiss as both have same price but James has higher ceiling in this week against WBA's left which should be occupied by a non-experienced LB

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

                Very helpful comment
                I think i will consider ditching jimi for richa and try to find a room for TAA.
                Thanks NiGHTRAIN

  4. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I know it's largely irrelevant but Anguissa or Burke as a 4.5 mid?

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

      Anguissa

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

      Been going back and forth all day. Bissouma is the only nailed one if you don't care he's missing the next game.

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

        Isn't Reed nailed

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

        Is Bissouma missing next game only or next 3 pl games?

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

      for me both is not a good pick and if you can get another 1.0 mil, I think Podence is really the best value for that price

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Anguissa

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

    Winning with this 😛

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

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

      And McCarthy

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

        Now your talking 🙂

    2. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No Salah/mane. You’re gonna need a massive couch to hide behind

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

      No Werner this week ?

      need to rethink again cause Werner + James combo might slaughter WBA and Bilic is on red card so not easy for WBA team to regroup and communicate.

      I hope Lampard can exploit this big time and hopefully 5-6 goals coming in

      if you're on WC, drop McCarthy for Steer and maybe wait on Castagne as they're taking on City. Maybe Lamptey ?

    4. JasK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ain't winning anything without a red

    5. Baron Saturday
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sexy. Such a great balance can be achieved without the 12 mil mid of Salah or Mane.

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

    A) Sterling + podence + richarlison
    Or,
    B) Son + Foden + Werner

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

      I like B, in fact I'm going with it this week

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

      A

  7. The Neville Wears Prada
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is BAMFord (Bad Ass Mofo) the real deal? Leeds are a poor mans Liverpool the way they press and they create loads of chances. Only concern is they broke their record by signing Rodrigo. How long until BAMF gets benched for Rodrigo?

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

      More a good enabler for me.

      1. The Neville Wears Prada
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        So you’d rather have BAMF + Sterling than Jesus + Hamez?

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

      He might be

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

      No, they'll found out soon and Leeds won't score loads again but you can ride Bamford's demand and profit 0.2 or 0.4 in few gameweeks

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

      Don't rate him, usually needs 3 or 4 sitters before he scores.

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

      Big trap imo

  8. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    g2g or need KDB for a -4??

    Ryan
    Digne Saiss KWP
    Salah Auba Son Podence
    Richarlison Werner Mitro

    McCarthy Justin Bissouma* Ferg*

    1. The Neville Wears Prada
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You already missed his price rise. Might as well wait and do it on a free

      1. cnewman7
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Don’t really care about price rises - points over pounds. If you think he scores the same as Auba + 4 then still worth it right?

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

          Yep that's the logic of a hit, honestly think KDB is worth the hit in that no.10 role

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

      KDB has a chance of double rise but you can monitor his price on fplstatistic, if he's nearing 90%, then hit it, but if not, then wait until deadline and hit it

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

    A) Sterling + Podence (-4)
    B) KDB + Soucek

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

      why not KDB Podence ?

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

        0.1 short

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Damn that’s annoying

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

    I was all for captaining Werner because he has looked decent and the opposition. But is it a step too far captaining a player with so little game time in the EPL?

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

      No, but I can't justify him over KDB.

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

      If it was just Salah vs Werner I could get behind it. With KDB in the mix it's hard to back Werner in.

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

      PL is barely an adjustment to him, he's that rapid

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

    Thoughts on WC team:

    MCCARTHY
    TAA KEANE COADY KWP
    KDB SALAH PODENCE
    DCL JIMENEZ KANE

    FORSTER JORGINHO JIMENEZ KANE

    Playing with the idea of TAA + Keane for Robbo + Ake

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

      sorry Kane for Justin on bench

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

        LOUD NOISES!

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

      Is McCarthy and KWP you not changing a copy and paste on your pre WC team?

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

      if you're WC, then you have to drop McCarthy and KWP
      Right now, good keeper I trust is Guaita and Martinez
      and 4.5 I trust is Lamptey and Taylor

      i don't think Jorginho is not a good pick mate, maybe downgrade Keane and Kane and bring Son and Foden in

  12. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Guys. What do you think of this team?

    Ryan Martinez
    James Justin Taylor Mitchell Saiss
    Salah KDB Son Hames Podence
    DCL Jimi Mitro

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

      Really like it. Very similar to mine but I have TAA instead of Rodrigues. I just don't have the guts to go without TAA.

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

        Ya. To bring in TAA, have to downgrade somewhere

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

      Very tasty!

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

      I'll drop Hames cause DCL is enough Everton and also consider dropping Jimi cause Podence is enough of Wolves attack.

      try squeezing Werner and TAA in and maybe just drop Ryan for Steer for extra fund

  13. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    G2G for this GW?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Taylor KWP
    KDB(vc) Mane Barnes Pereira
    Werner(c) Martial Adams

    Bench: Steer Juston Bissouma Ferguson

    0FT /0.5ITB

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

      Very nice. Werner vs KDB is a tough one? Why did you decide on Werner? No goals yet

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

      I like it. Pereira is my only question, but nice differential. After seeing the game against City I've gone Podence as a cheap mid.

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

    Sorry, if this has been answered before but how many PL games will Bissouma miss?

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

      I believe 3

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Says suspended until Oct 17. That probably means 3 matches as they've EFL cup+ 2 PL games before that. Should return GW5.

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

        Cheers

  15. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Im trying to "manage" and not go crazy with hits, none taken so far. I have a good structure but I see alot of shiny new players I want.

    Wc or not?

    4.5mil itb

    Mcarthy
    Justin taa Tierney
    Salah son podence jrod
    Dcl adams werner

    Subs, nylan, mitchell, taylor, bissouma

    Next week, jrod to kdb then roll a tf then sort out adams/werener

    If not I may wc

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

      Don't go for Nyland, he might not even be a 3rd choice keeper...

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

        This my normal team, should I wc it?

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

      Can always WC, but looks ok for now.

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

        Good enough team. It all depends if you want city assets in for the Leicester game. Don't see how you're gonna work them in without taking Salah out or lots of hits

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

          4.5mil itb for jrod to kdb next week. Saving wc for covid

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

    Haller could drop to a good price when fixtures turn.

  17. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who would you Captain?

    A) Son
    B) KDB
    C) Werner
    D) Martial
    E) Kane

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

      Son or KDB atm

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

      on werner mainly because i think is the game he gonna get his goals. everyone gonna capt KDB.

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

      I'm on KDB but tempted by Werner

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

        Seriously if u cant c werner against wbrom, then he shouldn't be in your team, pulisic or ziychek doesn't matter.

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

          Not really...it's not that black and white

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

      C and I also bring Reece James in to help bombarding WBA's left flank

    5. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      KDB

  18. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    B or C

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

      Reply fail...

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

    Who scores more until we get our second wildcard:

    A) TAA and 4.5mid
    B) Rodrigues and KWP/Lamptey

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Same dilemma...currently without the pool defence

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

      B if you’d be starting the 4.5m mids (don’t like any of them)

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

      A

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

      for longer term, Hames and Lamptey but if you can squeeze 1.0m, then TAA + Podence is gold

    5. Baron Saturday
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ohhh, tough call. IMO the totals of each combo would be quite similar. No other options to get both?

  20. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which one looks better

    A) Robbo + Mitro
    B) Taylor + Jimenez

    Both having no other pool defender

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

      Tough call lol

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

      Hmmm. A just for me.

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

      Oof. That's a real tricky one. A probably but Jimi's next 5 weeks look like the most sure things you can have in fantasy.

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

      B

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

      I would say A, but try to get another wolves player in? Maybe Podence?

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

    Best move here?

    A) ASM -> Podence
    B) Vardy -> Kane
    C) ASM & Vardy -> Rodriguez/Zaha & Jimenez (-4)
    D) Save FT
    E) WC

    McCarthy
    TAA, VVD, Bellerin, Mitchell
    Salah, KDB, Son, ASM
    Vardy, Antonio

    Steer, Holding, Bissouma, Davis
    Bank 0.5m, 1FT

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C with Hames

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

      I think ASM, Vardy (-4) to Podence, Werner (C) could be gold

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

      C

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

    If you had to guess who was on penalties for Everton and your life depended on it who would it be?

    A) Digne
    B) J.Rod
    C) ?

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

      Richarlison imo.

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

      My guess is B. Has he taken pens in other teams?

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

      Richa

    4. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A or B, we shall see...hopefully and probably B? But Richarlison might just take the ball not giving it away...

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    West ham game to be called off?

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

      Why is that?

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

        Ok, so Covid19 news...is it so that all the games will be played unless a team has less than 16 players available?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The manager has also been tested positive, so I am not sure

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Moyes and two other players tested positive for covid

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

      i don't think so

      from Sky

      "According to protocols Moyes, Diop and Cullen will have to isolate for 10 days, meaning they will miss Sunday's match at home to Wolves and the Carabao Cup fourth round"

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Wolves players essential then.

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

          yep, even more so lol

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

          Quite the opposite, Wolves players may catch covid from the West Ham team

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

          Not having Moyes could make opposite effect to players tbh

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

      No

    4. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If they played yesterday after knowing the results, why would the next match be called off? Unless few more test positive, I don't think game will be called off.

  24. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hey guys. Do we think Jimi + Wood outscore Werner this week?

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

      yep

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

      but surely it's outscore Werner + Another?

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Nope currently have Werner + DCL in a 442 WC. The plan was to always bring in Jimi for him next week but why waste transfers when i can do it now. I just don't want to miss out on his haul... if it goes that way

  25. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Saiss Ayling
    KDB Havertz Podence
    Werner Jimenez DCL

    Tierney Bissouma Reed

    WC to remove -8??

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

      Havertz our for Hamez or Zaha

  26. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Why was AWB out of the starting XI for United? Also, is Bavies going to lose his place or will Reguilon play infront of him? Couldn't follow football news in the past few days and have both in the team.

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

      AWB lacked preseason, should start this week, and Reguilon will be first choice

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

      If Jose opts for 3 at the back and then Bavies could keep his place as CB

  27. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy + ASM + Auba to KDB + Son + Bamford/ Mitro (-4)?

  28. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anybody else tempted to get Jesus for WC team along with KDB? Insane differential

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

      Im getting Foden + KDB. Jesus too expensive for a striker that doesn't score too many goals

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

      Yeah, I'd probably jump on it if Werner didn't have Brom this week. Definitely on my transfer list over the coming few weeks.

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

      Starting with werner on wildcard for that reason as i can switch him to jesus any time in future

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

        this is my biggest dilemma left on my WC, drop Son for Werner...as you say Jesus could be a great option soon and Martial can still become a viable one too!

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

      Absolutely worth the punt, IMO. If Werner still is not firing against WBA then this move will be on my radar - will be a choice between Jimi and Jesus...

  29. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Potential WC'ers.. Think carefully about whether a player is a fire that needs to be put out or a sub-optimal pick. I'm seeing people confusing the two.

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

    How's my WC team looking?

    Martinez
    Robbo Saiss Lamptey Justin Mitchell
    Salah KDB Hames Son Foden
    DCL Jimmy Brewster

    G2G?

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

      I like this 352 team...might not have a playing bench in a short while though so could be an issue if Foden gets rested etc

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

        Mitchell will become Ferguson later, ill take the price rises for now. Justin too, good pick for now and happy to make a profit, he will probably rise to 4.8-5.0 and then i can sell..thinking long term

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

      Taylor over justin for future nailedness?
      Looks Good imo !!!

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

        Happy to hold Justin for now. Cheers!