Metrics

Heavy backing for Salah among emerging top 10k FPL managers

A quarter of Fantasy Premier League managers have already deployed their first Wildcard of the season.

And there is similar usage for that chip among the emerging top 10,000 in the overall rankings.

After the first four Gameweeks, 25.4% of managers worldwide have used their Wildcard to get a new squad, 6.2% of those doing so ahead of Gameweek 4.

Unsurprisingly, the Wildcard is the most fashionable of the chips thus far, with the Triple Captain (10.2%), Free Hit (6.1%) and Bench Boost (4.4%) less so.

These statistics arguably highlight just how much goes on outside the Fantasy Football “bubble” that we are sometimes guilty of reading too much into.

Wildcards have been hotly debated on these pages, and in the Twittersphere, for some weeks now. And yet, it is perhaps refreshing for those still holding onto that chip that they are still in the vast majority. 

The same is even true inside the current top 10k, as early as the season is.

As you can see, just 25.1% of managers at this level have pulled the trigger on the first Wildcard. 6% of those did so for the most recent round of action.

But there are still plenty of mitigating factors forming part of the top 10k at this stage of the campaign, which is evident from the chip usage outside of the Wildcard.

21.1% of these managers have already made use of the Triple Captain, 8% the Free Hit and 7.5% the Bench Boost. Each of those respective totals is somewhat higher than the corresponding usage at an overall level.

Still, we should not take too much away from the managers inside the top 10k after the first four Gameweeks on account of the chips.

As you can see from the table above, more than half of those who began the campaign well have done so without the help of any chips.

And no more than 30.5% made a fast start through the use of one.

These managers are mostly relying on Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) for Gameweek 4, 37.5% of the top 10k captaining him for Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa.

The Egyptian scored four goals on the road last season but was joint-top among Liverpool players for assists away from home (six).

Despite the captaincy debate proving a hotly contested one this week, and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) edging the FFS poll (21.4% to 17.8%), Salah has commanded a considerable majority of armbands among the top 10k.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) is the second-most-popular captain at this level for Gameweek 4 but his backing of 11.7% is still 25.8 percentage points lower than Salah.

De Bruyne was not far behind the Leicester man, but his 11.7% backing for the captaincy in the top 10k were left bitterly disappointed with a second successive blank in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Leeds.

The 7.7% of top 10k managers who went for the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m) were rewarded accordingly, as he netted in Everton’s Gameweek 4 hosting of Brighton.

Even though Spurs face an unpredictable big-six clash with Manchester United, 5.2% of the top 10k have captained Harry Kane (£10.5m), who has averaged seven points per game thus far.

The early top 10k template makes for interesting reading, most notable how fractured midfield is at this level.

Salah is comfortable the most popular asset in that position, owned by 73.7% of managers, but that is 39.8 percentage points more than the second-most-fashionable.

James Rodríguez (£7.7m), who registered another home double-figure haul against Brighton, is that man, but he hardly has much clearance from De Bruyne and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m).

Meanwhile, it is intriguing to note that, despite confusion over his fitness situation, 19% have held onto Son Heung-min (£9.0m) ahead of Gameweek 4 and the international break.

The fact that Liverpool have just one clean sheet in three matches so far has not stemmed interest in their defence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) are three of the most popular in their position, while Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) remains the most fashionable in his price bracket.

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2,028 Comments Post a Comment
  1. as33
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    The best def for 5.5 is?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Chilwell

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Chilwell this GW 😆

    3. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon

    4. theFPLkiwi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      PVA should be back by GW6 and is easily the best 5.5 if he's on penalties over Zaha as expected (when out-of-favour Milivojevic is not on the pitch of course).

      As for fit now, Castagne is best-in-bracket. Best for exactly 5.5 is either Chilwell or Boly, Boly better short term fixtures (Chilwell GW6 MUN (A)) and an easy switch from Boly to PVA in GW8 gives you:
      5 LEE (A)
      6 NEW (H)
      7 CRY (H)
      8 LEE (H)
      9 BUR (A)
      10 NEW (H)
      11 WBA (A)
      12 TOT (H)
      13 WHU (A)

  2. Urchin
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    City need strikers

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Should sign Jimenez

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        That will solve a lot of fantasy problems

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How much would City offer for Jimi?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          50/60m

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          60m

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Don't you say that 😀
        They'll be too good then

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      And a better coach to improve Defense.
      Is koulabali still available ??

      Asking for a Spanish friend

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        They need Arteta back.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Will Arteta betray Arsenal ?

          1. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            For enough money, anybody would

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              🙂

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Betrayal is an inherent part of love

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ahh

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Are we signing anybody mate other than Cavani?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          🙁
          Nope

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sheet

            1. Urchin
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              ...Will be better than cavani too

    3. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They have 2 world class ones they just both happen to be injured. When both are fit people will be moaning about how they don't get enough games

  3. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chances of both Saiss and Podence not playing ? (To get the well planned Bissouma points)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm worried about them , could be down to 8 players me lol

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lol then I wish they will play for your sake

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Haha cheers man

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ooops

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I thought James and Saiss were nailed

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Saiss was. He's playing pathetic tbh though
            Can lose his spot

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I will re evaluate after today's games

          2. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Got James Justin and Saiss, all of them could be benched in 2 weeks time

  4. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    My current team looks weak for next gw, time to wc and change the below?

    Mccarthy/button
    TAA/justin/mitchell/davies/kwp
    Auba/jrod/soucek/bruno/Reed
    Dcl/ings/werner

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      probably

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No reason for a WC. Couple of transfers at the end of international break you will be fine.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How many transfers would you do in starting 11 ?

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Probably 3 main ones, werner/auba/davies. I need salah and another in form striker

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Werner Auba >> Salah Jimmy would solve it.
          No need then 😉

    4. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ings to brewster and upgrade Davies and bruno to pool folks

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Interesting. A bit scared to get rid of ings and bruno cos of pens!

  5. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    what will the Chelsea midfield and forward line be when all are fit ?

    Werner Abraham Havertz
    Pulisic Mount Kante Jorginho Ziyech

    Looks like 8 into 6 doesn’t go ... but maybe this ?

    Pulisic Werner Ziyech
    Mount Havertz
    Kante

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Werner lacks positional discipline to play the sole striker role IMO.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        i don’t know enough about him but wasn’t he bought to play that role ?

        If not and Tammy or Giroud plays, then one of Pulisic, Ziyech, Mount or Havertz misses out

        I haven’t even included Jorginho, RLC & Kovacic

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I see Chelsea doing same mistake United did with Sanchez.

          Pulisic & Werner are literally same players the way they like to olay and area they cover.

          If Werner is bought to compete with Pulisic we better stay away from them 😀

          If anything i think Giroud is their best striker if they want a hold up guy at 9

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I agree, picking a Chelsea attacker will be very tricky indeed

  6. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    GW5 too early to get Pulisic?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm also contemplating same

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Either GW5 or GW7 it seems - no point for United away in GW6

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He's good on counters.
          Not a headless chicken like Werner.

          Let's see. If he plays international friendlies i might jump early as i need some upside now. It's boring till now

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            But we will be like take the ball and plz let us counter 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              We'll concede. One goal
              But should win vs clueless Frank 😛

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Cluess Frank vs Aimless Ole? All the ingredients of a classic there ..

          2. davies
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yep same 2.7% ownership would be great to jump on early

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would be tempted if Jimenez fails to deliver

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Would you sell Mahrez for free?

        (Assuming no international injuries etc)

  7. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best Foden replacement? Ideally for 6M or less so I can afford Salah in GW6.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best offensive teams imo are Brighton and Leeds, pick one according to the fixtures and stats

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

      Trossard

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Trossard. Looking dangerous every game.

  8. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    All I want from today is a Salah blank

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Stop 🙂

    2. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would love that myself.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bro, I thought We are good ... 😆

      I'm at 3.2m OR
      Need Salah hat-trick !!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You're going well Amey - I'm nearly 5m. What the hell is happening this season?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lol
          Freak season start This. Too many variables i guess mate

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        337k here, but yes Salah(c) Hattie please

      3. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        loll mate, shouldn't it be a bit easier to deal with him, not having to worry about Mane on the other side?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          History suggest otherwise.
          Let's see. 🙂

    4. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martinez, TAA, Robbo and Salah... I would be happy with 0-0

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I think Martinez should get at least 2 bonus, I think both teams may score 1-2

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mitrovic best show up today and stop that price drop , his fixtures are great

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd like him cheaper tbh 😛

  10. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    wait.. why would Saiss be dropped?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Watch his worst bits v West Ham

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You should find it under Saiss horror show.

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      After 1 bad game apparently

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It was worse than bad

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        2*
        😉
        WHU & City

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          More than two, he's consistently the weak link in that defence and usually makes mistakes. Not always punished ofc

          Fpl wise he's great, has attacking threat too but if Nuno looks at his def Saiss is the weak link

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Agree

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

            Hope he plays today as my back-up is 0-point Lamptey. After that I fancy getting Chilwell in. Have the cash.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Might go PVA on pens with palaces fixture run, if he's back after the break

  11. Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What a nightmare of a season this has been till now. Unable to catch a break yet.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Go back to basics and start by picking your (c) based on fixture difficulty, Salah v Villa is the standout choice gwk4. Gwk5 will be Son or Kane.

      1. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah. Sure.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You support Liverpool and haven't (c) Salah in 4 game weeks.

          1. Dreams
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Well. I have three of their players though. Captaining a differential has always been a habit.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Get out of that habit

              1. Dreams
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hmm. Thanks for the advice. Will do so from next gameweek.

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gl with the rest of the gwk mate, your team is good

                  1. Dreams
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thanks DD. Good luck to you too.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheers mate

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Used the 2 fts to revamp the defence. Anything worth a hit? Wc also available.

    McCarthy
    Taa Chilwell lamptey
    Salah Auba Bruno soucek
    Ings dcl mitro

    Nyland Mitchell Taylor bissouma

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope
      Enjoy your IB

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lol will be hard with no transfers to consider

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ha ha
          You have WC in your pocket. Everything is under control 😉

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Would you use it for this team or stick?

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Stick for sure

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks!

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What's the reason behind Chilwell?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Purely based on yesterday’s performance. On set pieces and che defence should be better with no kepa.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I hope it will pay off!

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        HE SCORED POINTS 😛
        THEY'RE RARE THIS SEASON !

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Haha fair point!

  13. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Guess KDB is with no assist or goal in his last three games for city, has this happened before?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes it has

  14. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What will this lot get me ? ....

    McCarthy
    KWP
    TAA
    Salah C
    Jimenez

    I need a Southampton clean sheet, Salah C brace, Jimenez standard single digit haul and TAA return to top 100 points and I should secure that coveted top 10k spot 🙂 ... possible or not ?

    Probably 3 points from my Southampton defender & keeper combined, Salah 4 point captain fail, Jimenez 2 pointer & but 12 points from TAA, 20 points maybe which I would settle for 🙂

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      westbrom scoring
      Taa goal and a CS
      Salah blank (hopefully)
      Jimenez haul

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        hope so, that would be 30 points maybe 🙂

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Southampton CS is not happening for me.
      Rest all should do good 🙂

  15. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    2million OR... never had such a bad season 🙁 Salah (c) needs to save me today!

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2. Is ok mate, there are great mangers on 3+
      On 4 weeks played

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3m here, just stick at it it'll turn around, I'm not worried yet

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

      2m is decent. Can still get top 10K

  16. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    13 goals and 1 assist from my front line in 4 games.

    Wilson DCL and Ings from the very beginning worked perfectly for me!

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Perfect, what are you planning to do with Ings who has difficult fixtures coming up?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I am hot touching anyone from these front 3
        Never change in form strikers no matter the fixtures in my opinion.

        I have 2ft, I might even burn this week's transfer

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          good mate, will try to hold on to ings myself and see how it goes

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well all I can say is well done indeed - fantastic judgement.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks but not really.
        Wilson was a very lucky pick.
        2nd week he was poor and 3rd week didn't deserve 8 points vs spurs.
        But patience paid off this week

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Just ensure that you capitalise on a great start - good luck.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Enjoy !

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      19 goals & 8 assists so far .... filthy 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        first 4 gameweeks 😉

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        From your front line????

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          no lol, my mid and attack ... 11 goals from my front 3 with Jimenez to go this game week, gutted I sold Vardy to miss his hattie last week
          DCL Wilson GW 1-4
          Vardy to Werner GW3
          Werner to Jimenez GW4

    5. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd need 5 hands to count all the goals from my forward line thus far.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Did I say hands? ... I meant flippers.

  17. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Ayling Saiss
    Sterling KDB Podence
    Werner Jimenez DCL

    Tierney Bissouma Reed

    1FT. Thinking of Tierney>Chillwell.
    But anyways will be wildcarding next week. How about WC this week itself?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      just Werner out is enough for me and then one of KDB/Sterling to Salah after their Everton game

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        But anyways will be Wildcarding . Any point in saving WC later?

  18. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    If Wilson was bought by either Brighton or Leeds who have been playing fantastic football, he would have been set and forget for me.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I can't predict him, always pick him at wrong time and avoid him at wrong time 😀

      Even at Newcastle, I feel he can do well with Saint Maximin and Fraser around. Hendrick has also been OK.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        True, he should be the top scorer amongst the under 7.0 fwds this season as well

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

          Burnley are struggling without Mee. I'd be hopping about with a budget striker, chasing form and fixtures. Maupay has some good ones coming up.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      is he is a set and forget any way ?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I think he is in so far as he will play nearly every game and should comfortably get a 150-170 points. But the temptation to jump off and on is too great for us active managers

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yes, I think we have to have a core to our squad that we don’t tinker with and he is perhaps one of those players with the likes of our keeper, TAA, James Rod, DCL and even Ings, Jimenez etc ... all a good price point

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        For his price point, I wud think so

  19. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Captain next week looks difficult

    Might chuck it on Jimmy or keep on Raz

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son or Kane standout options

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        On paper but West Ham usually turn up in that fixture

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son (WHU) or Pulisic (SOT) are my early thoughts if I bring one

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ballsy without knowing Puli starts

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling

    4. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB vs arsenal, look no further

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Captained him for two straight blanks. I have trust issue developing with KDB.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He should have hauled vs Leeds on another day, he had no chance vs Leics though

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He played CDM yesterday. That’s always a concern for me.

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'm captaining him against Arsenal but that is partially because I have literally no other appealing options.

          I trust KDB, but there's other aspects at City I don't trust ... having no striker is criminal. He was unlucky not to return against Leeds though ... Sterling wasting one on one assist, hit bar with FK, could/should have had a couple of pens.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB at #10 vs Arsenal but if Wolves look great they'll be appealing. Nobody in my team stands out at all and while I may want the ever reliable Jimmy, Leeds defense looks to be improving. Have to see if Jesus/Aguero have returned but I expect it'll be KDB who gets the armband.

    6. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Playing and captaining Sterling for me would mean that Instill remain without Salah or Mane.

      What do you think, is it too risky to go without Liverpool attack against Everton?

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Can’t see them scoring more than 2 tbh

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I'd love to see that stat sifter 888 clown come back on here, man saved my comment on Silva and started abusing after one mistake. Thiago + Zouma partnership was excellent yesterday and it will only continue.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mistakes happen, Class Is permanent

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The signs of a partnership forming looked promising and I have liked what I have seen from Mendy so far. Looks far more confident coming out to collect crosses and that will increase confidence in his back four.

      I am a Reece James owner and think i will have to find a way to get Chilwell in soon.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You reckon James has lost his spot for good?

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

          In this constricted season, a club in the CL can't play even an Azpi in every game. All players will be rotated and so James will get games - but not regularly enough to own him.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No, but was very surprised he didn't start yesterday. May have been a tactical thing to pick up on Zaha and Eze on the break but it shows Lampard is prepared to select horse for courses at right back. At left back Chilwell doesn't have the same level of competetion with Alonso and Emerson (one of whom I expect will leave on loan by the end of the window).

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            In that case it makes sense to move on to Chilwell who is more nailed

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

        Chelsea's xGC was always decent, Kepa just couldn't save shots. Their home record was also excellent after lockdown, Stamford Bridge is slowly but surely returning to it's former glories. I expect another CS against Southampton but I do want to see an away performance from Chelsea first. The new look defense certainly shows promise.

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They'll have tougher tests than Palace who Chelsea as a whole locked down, gut feeling says he'll struggle but we'll see

  21. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chances of Son starting this week? Have ASM as first sub

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      10% IMO

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He will play some part

  22. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Wow, just realised that I moved from 1 million OR to just 100k overnight !

    Don’t own Salah though, so I’ll enjoy this while it lasts 🙂

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

      Well done! Hope Salah stays quiet

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks...hope so too. Ironically I’m a Liverpool fan so I’ll be hoping to see them do well but without Salah getting involved...awkward heh 🙂

  23. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How has Newcastle defence been this season?

    Dunne > Lewis (4.4) on the cards with their fix

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m thinking about shipping Lewis.

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Can’t find any other decent 4.4 def

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He looks nailed with Richie out. Don’t expect many cs though.
          Ok if you can rotate with another.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't go for a Newcastle defender.
      They won't keep cs and they have tough fixtures

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        GW8 onwards looks nice

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Also only really need him to cover Lamptey in 10/18/22 (cry/shu/CRY)

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            then he’s a go then if he is cover for Lamptey.

            1. davies
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yep just while he plays city/pool

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          GW8 is in more than 1 month mate

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I hope Jose brings out the 3-5-2 again for this one, especially if Son is up top

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don’t think Son will play

  25. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Predicated scores for below?

    Kane
    Salah
    Vardy

    No biased score lines please. 🙂

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      7
      5
      2

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Points you gave for Kane are taken into account with or without Son playing?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          either - see a 2-1 United win

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2 (if no penalty)
      3
      2

  26. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Move which one for Chilwell?
    A)Ayling
    B)Lewis
    C)Coleman. Injured? + Liverpool next.
    D)Saiss. Could be dropped.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Need to wait on Wolves game to be able to answer

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Knee jerk reaction ?

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

        I'm gearing up to get him for Saiss. I'll take my time this long GW though. Not kneee-jerk - favourable upcoming fixtures.

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’m not doing it now. So no.
        Chilwell at 5.5m looks great value.

        1. aborg
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes you’re right but be aware that you are bringing him in for goal/assist potential not for the clean sheets.
          Apart from the Crystal Palace game, Chelsea have still much work to do defensively

  27. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this lot? After a torrid start, I’m happy to take hits.....

    1 FT 1.3ITB

    Martinez

    Robbo, saiss, Lamptey

    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Barnes, Foden

    Jimmy, DCL

    SUBS: Forster, Mitchell, Dunne, Brewster.

    I’d like double Liverpool defence (trent with robbo), ings and even Bruno.

    Welcome any thoughts.....

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mahrez to Trossard, Saiss to Trent. Jobs a good 'n. Later maybe Foden to Soucek and upgrade Dunne or Mitch.

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Like the ideas, thanks bud

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No worries mate.

  28. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What are the Digne owners doing with him, frustrated with the lack of Clean sheets.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      you don’t buy Everton defenders for clean sheets, it’s the attacking returns you are waiting for 😉