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Vardy and Barnes blank as Antonio runs Leicester defence ragged

LEICESTER CITY 0-3 WEST HAM UNITED

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£6.3m), Pablo Fornals (£6.4m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m)
  • Assists: Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) x2, Fornals
  • Bonus: Cresswell x3, Antonio, Fornals x2

West Ham put in a third consecutive impressive performance on Sunday, with several FPL assets set for watchlists at a minimum for the club’s fixture turn in Gameweek 8.

Chief among those is Michail Antonio (£6.3m), who will be under immediate consideration after an all-action showing at the King Power stadium.

West Ham’s opener after 13 minutes was Antonio from start to finish. In typical bustling style, the striker won a free-kick from Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m) on the right-hand side of the pitch.

A switch to the opposite flank saw Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) swing in an excellent cross to the back post, where Antonio was waiting to head across Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) into the net.

Despite registering just one attacking return, Antonio still managed to pick up two bonus points.

That was mostly thanks to Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) picking up a second-half yellow card, though top-bonus earner Cresswell was slightly fortunate to be so far ahead in the post-match BPS standings.

Fornals doubled Leicester’s lead after 34 minutes, with West Ham’s left centre-back earning a second assist. The midfielder pulled Cresswell’s upfield punt from the sky before advancing to shoot past Schmeichel from inside the area.

FALLING ON VARD TIMES

Cresswell’s second slice of luck came to the chagrin of a multitude of FPL bosses, as the VAR picked up on a marginal offside to deny Harvey Barnes (£7.1m) a goal from a Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) pass.

Barnes began an intricate passing move as the final whistle approached, with substitute Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.8m) also involved before Vardy – from an ever-so-slightly offisde position – rolled the ball onwards for Barnes to finish sweetly.

“It’s huge. You can see that on the reaction from Lukasz Fabianski and Angelo Ogbonna when Jamie Vardy didn’t score, and the VAR as well.

It is really important to them. I am not sure how important it was to them previously but you can see just how much that means to them.” – Alan Irvine

As Irvine – who again stood in for David Moyes – pointed out, Vardy had a big chance to get a Leicester consolation after 89 minutes.

Released by an Iheanacho pass, the striker flicked the ball beyond an on-rushing Fabianski but also past the keeper’s left-hand post.

On his team’s performance, Brendan Rodgers admitted:

We were nowhere near it today. West Ham were excellent. You need to be good at the counter-press to stop them counter-attacking and we weren’t good enough.

Technically we weren’t at the level either. Too many passes going out of play. We got what we deserved. We could never make the last pass or find the quality to give Jamie the service he needs.

Our attacking structure wasn’t very good. We missed Dennis Praet (£5.5m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) who give us that bit of quality.

Maddison was ruled out of the clash with a calf injury, while a knee problem sustained in Gameweek 3 saw Praet fail to make the matchday squad.

BOWEN WELL

It is now three goals in two games for Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), who scored West Ham’s third on the break following fine work from Declan Rice (£4.9m).

The defensive midfielder – who had earlier struck the crossbar after a marauding run – broke the Leicester press from deep to find Fornals, whose through ball was swept home in now-trademark style by his attacking midfield counterpart.

Following the match, Bowen said:

Clean sheet and three goals. We were solid without the ball and had chances and looked dangerous on the break. A perfect away performance. I think everyone is buzzing. To score four last week and three this week against very good teams shows where we want to be this season.

You can see the workrate Michail shows. He pulled off to the back stick and what a header it was. He is a great lad and unplayable on his day.

Irvine, deputising due to Moyes having tested positive for Covid-19 almost two weeks ago, added:

Our shape in and out of possession was fantastic. The workrate and ability to fill in for each other, everything we have been working on and asking for. We could have scored more against a very good team. I am delighted.

[David] is doing very well from the living room. He has been involved in everything. He picks the team, we talk about training and substitutions in games. He deserves the credit.

New signing Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) had an impressive debut at right wing-back, which probably ends any chance of Ben Johnson (£4.0m) emerging as a viable budget defender for the time being.

Irvine said of the Czech Republic international:

I have to be honest, it was a big decision for David to make. [Coufal] has only had two sessions with us. We know his quality and experience but we didn’t know how he would fit in the team.

He picked up the messages we gave him really well. It was a great performance. What a debut.

WING-BACK TO BASICS

Rodgers set his side up in a 3-4-3 formation, matching West Ham’s tactical set-up, though an injury to right-sided centre-back Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) saw a switch to 4-2-3-1 on 55 minutes before Iheanacho’s introduction soon after meant the Foxes ended in a 4-4-2.

On Amartey, Rodgers explained:

Looks like a hamstring, which is unfortunate. We will get confirmation of that.

The Leicester boss added on his side:

Everything was missing. It was poor. It is easy to tell the truth. We started the season well and scored goals but we lacked aggression in our defending and West Ham have shown they are a good side.

We rushed the game and then gave away two poor goals. It gave us a mountain to climb. They deserved to win.

They set up to deny us space in behind, really, so we have to deal with that, and we had enough of the ball to create opportunities.

We lacked precision in our pass and gave it away so easily. From that aspect, we made it really difficult for ourselves.

They were good defensively and on the counter-attack. We didn’t see the performance coming from us.

FPL bosses can relate to that last line from Rodgers, with a topsy-turvy season in terms of form making it difficult to pin down transfer targets.

However, if Rodgers continues with a back-three system then Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) and James Justin (£4.7m) will continue to appeal despite a lacklustre defensive showing in Gameweek 4.

Leicester XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey (Ünder 55′); Justin, Mendy (Choudhury 88′), Tielemans, Castagne; Barnes Vardy, Perez (Iheanacho 63′).

West Ham XI (3-4-3): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Coufal; Fornals, Antonio (Haller 88′), Bowen (Noble 88′).

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1,506 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Man Utd top for Shots in the box conceded?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not surprised

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maguire £80M

    3. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bit of spurs stat padding I’d assume

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Don’t think so, Brighton had 18 shots last week

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Most of the of teams have conceded more than they should according to xg. The league xg is around 100 goals and 150 have been scored. Most of the stats are meaningless at this point.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why is this happening though?

        Can’t just be variance?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think a short pre season is definitely one of the reasons. Most teams & players have lacked sharpness.

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Wouldn't you get that at both ends of the pitch though?

    5. Vazza
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wow! And yet again they’re going to buy unnecessary players and not focus on getting a new centre half

    6. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Players that need moving are Mitro and Werner but my bigger problem is no Spurs, no DCL ... Got 2FT though, can I just maybe get Son and DCL in?

      1. Herculeez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That’s what I’m doing

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Any need for a hit for this team? Chilwell and Salah on my mind

      Martinez
      James Saiss Justin
      KDB(c) Son Rodriguez Grealish
      Jimenez Ings Richarlison

      Button Digne Bissouma Ferguson 0FT 2.6 ITB

      1. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Don’t see how you’d get Salah in it you’re set on KDB (c)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          May have to swap them GW6

      2. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wait for Richarlison news

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks solid if Rich is fit. James the other issue. What moves did you do?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bruno to Son

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Nice move

    8. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane or Son on WC?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Everyone will say Son which probably means you should get Kane

        1. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I had Son, sold him for Barnes before the kickoff.
          Terrible move

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Me too 🙂

            To be fair it was the correct thing to do based on the info we had. It’s extremely rare for a manager to completely lie about an injury like Jose did and drop the player from all cup squads to make it more convincing

            1. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              This

      2. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I’d get both

      3. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wait until after the IB to decide - Son has no games, Kane has 3 possible games in the next 2 weeks.

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Son - 1.6m cheaper

      5. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I've both in mine.

    9. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martinez/Steer
      Chilwell Dallas Semedo Lamptey Kwp
      Salah KDB Son Pulisic Barkley
      Antonio Wilson DCL

      Pretty much set on this for now for my WC. Absolutely insane the players you can get in this season for a full starting 15

    10. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I used my 2FTs last night but considering hitting the WC. What you think?

      McCarthy
      TAA, Justin, Saiss, Davies
      KDB, Salah, Rodríguez, Son
      DCL, Ings
      (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not too much wrong there. Next transfers can focus on defenders.

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Team looks good so prob don’t wildcard.

        It’s just a shame to be stuck with 4 at the back given the number of goals being scored

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah, I hate the 4 at the back. I could even go Davis >> Brewster and play 3 up top.

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not needed. Attack looks great only defenders need some work.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah. If I can somehow switch from 4 at the back to 3 up top or 5 mids. Davis >> Brewster could work

      4. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I wouldn’t WC that mate.

        I caved last night and although I gained some value overnight I probably didn’t need to do it. Was just fed up of hits!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah I hate hits. I just stick with my team to leave me 2FTs this week. Did Werner+Zaha >> DCL+Son so it‘ll probably backfire big time 😆

      5. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good team Rafa. Spent my 2FTs as well last night... Makes me wonder what the point was of me saying "I want 2FTs for the IB, many things can go wrong". I now have 0FTs during the IB 😀 I don't think you should WC

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Haha yeah. Price changes are brutal right now though. I needed to get DCL and Son before they are out of reach. I’d already waited too long on DCL

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          How’s your team looking? What moves did you make?

    11. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think to start getting a handle on this season from an FPL perspective we need to understand why it’s been so high scoring so far?

      Can anyone offer a reason? A combination of no crowds and VAR? If it carries on then defenders will simply not be worth it.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Lack of preseason where many teams focus on defensive structure and organisation.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So you think the goals will slow down and we will get back to normality or not?

          Not sure how that allows for Liverpool conceding 7??

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I do think the goals will slow down. There have been 150 goals from an xG of 100 I read.

            The Liverpool game was a one off but not helped by their ridiculously high line which I am sure they will adjust.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No Preseason would be the big one, VAR also played its part

      3. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        The lack of crowds didn't change the rates of goals scored or away wins at all last season, so it's probably not down to that.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Agreed - hence I can’t understand it!

          Is it the new normal or will score lines go back to what they’d usually be?

    12. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This season is too unpredictable so far to go hit-happy... see way too many point chasing hits when we still don’t know which teams players will actually keep up their form

      once again the template has changed again this gw... and seems like penalties have died down a bit, particularly from handballs

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This is why I finally hit the WC last night. Had enough of hits failing week after week.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Template is constantly changing, it’s why I’ve only taken 1 hit this season and remaining patient... seems impossible to predict who’s going to score highly this season so far

    13. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I've started shaping my WC team yesterday, the core defo should be:

      Salah/Son/Hamez/X/X
      Kane/DCL/X

      Been thinking about finishing it with Maupay, Grealish however, maybe I should go with another more price guy like e.g. Ings and cheaper mid?

      1. Saïss doesn't mat…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        i'd prefer grealish but wiith wilson. newcastle with some good upcoming fixtures

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I was think this similar but for a -8, but then realised it would mean taking sterling out.. I still think either or (K/S) with a City mdf in there

    14. The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How's this WC looking?

      Mccarthy/Button

      Chilwell/Castagne/KWP/Konsa/Mitchell

      Mahrez/Jrod/Salah/Son/Jorginho

      Kane/Wilson/DCL

      I think I'm there but maybe a couple of tweaks to the defence

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Prefer Grealish to Mahrez

    15. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I caved last night and hit the WC button. Bit annoyed with myself but I had terrible TV, the players who have been hauling have never been in my team and I had taken a -4 for the last 3 GWs so more hits felt the wrong move!

      After a 0.4 rise in value over night I’m feeling a bit better. Now for an exciting IB of tinkering only to have the entire team fail in GW5 - can’t wait 😆

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What was your TV pre WC?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          100.6 I think

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Feck Mou
        Because of him i avoided Son 😀
        Would have been in a very good position tbh.
        I had a red arrow after WC. 3m OR !

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Same OR as me but that was only after a “bounce back” from 3.6M to 3.0M! 😆

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Nice

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          At least you chose the right captain, mate. Without that, and it could have been an absolute horror show.

          Do you plan to get Son, and if so, how?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Jimmy Foden >> Son Watkins 🙂

    16. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      People get AVL players, I don’t think Lei will lose a second consecutive game. Mitro’s price yesterday dropped(!?). Decided to take the drop since both my changeable strikers (Jim-Mitro) are their teams main threats, on pens and with very good fixtures. Plus we still have two weeks, many teams will look different after the break.

      1. The Handsome Hunk
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mitro has no service to receive. Frustrating to own,imo

    17. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      should i do these for -8?

      Auba > Son
      Zaha > Sterling
      Vardy > DCL

      leaves me with this team and 1.8itb

      leno*
      robbo saiss justin (mitchel taylor)
      salah sterling son hamez podence
      dcl mitro* (brewster)

      * - players on chopping board

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Keep Vardy for 1 more week

    18. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      (-4) for the last time this season, all the players i changing they haul.

      How it looks this g2g after transfers

      Mccarthy
      Taa mitchel taylor davies justin
      Salah son kdb bruno soucek
      Watkins Dcl davis

    19. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Where can I find the top 10k template information please?

      1. Ings_is_the_king
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Livefpl

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Livefpl would have some stuff

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Don’t think top 10k means much though, not with the current state of things

      2. Ings_is_the_king
          1 month, 21 days ago

          For my 2 FTs: Digne and Bruno to Salah and Konsa?

        • circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Did Adams and Davis to Watkins and Brewster with my 2ft last night then prices didn't change.

        • Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Martinez
          Trent Lamptey Saiss Digne (Ayling)
          Rodriguez Son Salah Sterling(C) (Biss)
          Wilson Jimenez (Brewster)

          Tempted to play Brewster but for who? Lamptey or Digne?

        • tibollom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Which option is best guys for WC?

          A.
          MCCarthy Nyland
          Cresswell Chilwell Dunne Kilman CASTAGNE
          Salah Son Sterling Hames Anguissa
          JIM INGS BREWSTER

          b.
          MCCarthy Nyland
          Cresswell Chilwell Dunne Kilman MINGS
          Salah Son Sterling Hames Anguissa
          KANE WILSON WATKINS

          1. RVP 20
              1 month, 21 days ago

              b

              1. tibollom
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                thanks mate

              2. tibollom
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                wilson over antonio right?

                1. The Handsome Hunk
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I would avoid wilson tbh. Newcastle wont score 2+ goals every match. Rather have Antonio/Watkins/Maupay

          2. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Podence > Grealish now, or wait a bit into the break?
            Exact money as of right now.

            1. tibollom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              go for it

            2. The Handsome Hunk
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Barkley is another option.

          3. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Would you transfer Foden to Grealish/Barkley(-4) and play ahead of Brewster/Podence(which one?) ?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Not worth a -4, Brewster has Fulham

              1. The Handsome Hunk
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                He might start that game. Though would love to play him. Grealish will rise 0.2 by next GW and has good fixtures.

                1. The Handsome Hunk
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  NOT**

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  If a Grealish rise locks you out then id consider it, but definitely wouldn’t bring in Barkley for a hit, he’s a troll

                  1. The Handsome Hunk
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Barkley was closer to goal, set-pieces. But he might not be nailed. Hourahane might be playing odd games.

          4. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Best 4.5 DF?

            Leeds duo - Dallas / Taking
            Improving Saint - KWP
            Advice please.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Prefer Leeds fullbacks due to attacking potential

              1. NATSTER
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thank you

          5. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            How’s this WC team look?
            McCarthy Steer
            Chilwell Keane Ayling Lamptey KWP
            Son Hamez Grealish Sterling Mané
            Bamford DCL Wilson

            1. RVP 20
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Salah over Mane if you have money

                1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Had Mané from the start and will lose value though..

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    How will you lose money? Has Mane gone up since the start?

                    1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Bought him for 12 now at 11.9, Salah at 12.2. Pointless

              • ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Benching headache

                1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Brewster instead of Wilson and upgrade elsewhere a better option?

            2. merin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Thoughts about this WC-draft?

              Martinez Steer
              TAA Saiss Lamptey KWP Mitchell
              Salah KDB Son JRod Bissouma
              Jimenez DCL Brewster

              0.3 ITB

              1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                No Villa? No Chelsea?

                1. merin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Nope and nope. Chelsea is too much up in the air atm. Villa is a wait and see for me.

            3. Kakashi Of The Leaf
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Pulisic on WC anyone? 8.3M. i am in.
              Good fixtures too. And he is the spark that Chelsea do need at the moment going forward.

              1. RVP 20
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  seems like a nice punt

                • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Tempting

                • merin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  he needs to show some form before I consider him

              2. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Would you swap out Barnes or Foden to Grealish for a hit?

                Martinez
                Saiss Semedo James Lamptey Mitchell
                Salah KDB Son Foden Barnes
                DCL Jimi Brewster

              3. RVP 20
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  RMWCT? 0.5 itb

                  McCarthy Ryan
                  TAA Chillwell Ayling Dunne Mitchell
                  Salah Son KDB Zaha Bissouma
                  Jimenez DCL Brewster

                • Kakashi Of The Leaf
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  How did Jimenez and Podence look yesterday? Did not watch the match.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Podence was awful, Jimi had a few chances and was a bit more involved

                  2. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Awful

                • Who are all Lukakus
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  My 956th WC draft, I made with some ideas:

                  1. At least 2 captaincy options for the whole season (Salah and KDB)

                  2. Maximum 2 players per team, for the flexibility later

                  3. Many penalty takers as possible

                  4. 2 premium defenders to play all games, 2 rotating defenders and 1 bench. This should guarantee 3 reliable starting defender most games.

                  Bonus is set-and-forget GK combo, you'll get points even if Martinez is injured.

                  Martinez Steer

                  Robertson Chilwell Ayling KWP Mitchell

                  Salah KDB Son Hamez Jorginho

                  DCL Maupay Wilson

                  Total team value 100.7m

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Sounds good but we know 'set and forgets' tend to be on paper only. Good luck.

                    1. Who are all Lukakus
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Thank you. When you wildcard, you will want to be sure that the GK position is set and forget, to be honest

                  2. merin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    What the reason behind choosing Robertson & Chilwell instead of TAA & Saiss?

                  3. merin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Also: Did you consider Jimenez & Brewster instead of Wilson & Maupay

                    1. Who are all Lukakus
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Brewster never kicked a ball in Premier League. Nothing suggests he will be starting regularly. I don't know why people gamble him at this point. If he starts and scores I will bring him in for sure - I don't think his price will rise soon.

                      TAA and Saiss look ok as well. For my eye test Robbo is better than TAA this season though.

                      1. merin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Good points! I’m also on a WC and have decided to go without LIV defence:

                        Martinez Steer
                        Chilwell Saiss Lamptey KWP Mitchell
                        Salah KDB Son JRod Bissouma
                        Jimenez DCL Maupay

                        0.1 ITB

                        1. Who are all Lukakus
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Good team, but I would do Jimenez + Bissouma to Grealish + cheaper forward like Wilson, Bamford, Antonio etc...

                          1. Who are all Lukakus
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Not ony Grealish can outscore Jimenez (my own opinion), but also you will have a much better bench player than Bissouma. Can save you in a rainy day - injury amd Covid etc...

                • Vazza
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Which combo is better-

                    A. Salah, Chilwell
                    B. Mane, Digne

                    Assume all players are fit