Champions League

How to play UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football – a beginner’s guide


The group stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaign gets underway just after the October international break – and the official Fantasy game for the competition is live.

Unlimited transfers are allowed before play starts, so you can begin tinkering with your teams now.

The free-to-play game comes with the usual array of prizes, from UEFA Champions League final tickets to the new Playstation 5.

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We’ll be bringing you more content on this game than ever before, with position-by-position guides over the next fortnight and regular articles to follow when the action commences.

Liverpool, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs are among the 32 teams involved in this year’s tournament, with the six group stage matchdays all taking place before Christmas and the knockout rounds starting next February.

In this introductory piece, we’ll talk you through the basics of the game.

BRIEF RULES

To summarise the game in one sentence: UCL Fantasy managers get €100m to spend on a squad of 15 players, who earn points based on their on-field performances in the Champions League.

Anyone who has played Fantasy Premier League will have no trouble in picking the game up, as many of the rules are exactly the same or very similar:

  • An initial budget of €100m (which rises to €105m from the last 16 onwards)
  • Pick a squad of 15 players
  • No more than three players from each club (that threshold rises once the knockout stages begin)
  • Select a starting XI in a valid formation for every ‘matchday’ (the UCL equivalent of a ‘Gameweek’, which incorporates both the Tuesday and Wednesday fixtures)
  • Select a captain who earns double points
  • Make free transfers between matchdays

Those are the fundamentals but there are one or two quirks of the game that require a bit of explaining, which we will cover below.

SUBSTITUTIONS

If you prefer the hands-off approach to Fantasy management, auto-subs occur if any of your starting XI fail to feature and there is a playing substitute on your bench – providing that player doesn’t break the formation rules (a minimum of three defenders, two midfielders and one forward).

Where UCL Fantasy differs is that it also gives managers the chance to make manual substitutions instead.

After all matches on a single day (eg Tuesday) have finished and before the next matches within that matchday kick off (eg Wednesday), UCL Fantasy managers can:

  • Replace a maximum of four players (unless they have been sent off), with any of their substitutes whose teams are yet to play within the matchday.
  • Change their captain to another player from their squad whose team is yet to play. The original captain’s double points will be lost and the new captain’s score for that matchday will be doubled.

As an example, say you have selected Mason Greenwood (€7.5m) for Manchester United’s matchday 1 clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday 20 October.

If the United midfielder fails to feature or returns a middling score of, say, two points, you can then replace him with one of your substitutes who is in action on Wednesday 21 October.

TRANSFERS

As we mentioned earlier, free transfers are allowed between matchdays.

Like in Fantasy Premier League, UCL Fantasy managers can roll a maximum of one free transfer – although only in the group stage.

For every transaction you make beyond your quota of free transfers, you’ll take a hit of four points.

The below table details how many moves are allowed at each stage of the competition:

PhaseNumber of free transfers
Before the group stage beginsUnlimited
Matchday 1–62 per matchday
Between Matchday 6 and round of 16 1st legUnlimited
Before round of 16 2nd leg3
Before quarter-final 1st leg5
Before quarter-final 2nd leg3
Before semi-final 1st leg5
Before semi-final 2nd leg3
Before final5

CHIPS

There are two chips available to UCL Fantasy managers: Wildcard and Limitless.

These chips can be used only once per season and, once played, can’t be cancelled.

Wildcard

As in FPL, the Wildcard gives you the chance to change your squad as much as you like. When you play it you can make free unlimited transfers and any players you transfer in will stay in your squad once that matchday has finished.

Limitless

Limitless is the equivalent of FPL’s Free Hit chip and gives managers the chance to change their squad for one matchday only.

Once the matchday has finished, your squad will return to how it was before you played the Limitless chip.

Rather excitingly, there are no budget restrictions when activating Limitless – so, should you wish, you can pack your squad with the most expensive assets in the game.

SCORING SYSTEM

Again, the scoring system is a very familiar one.

Most of the player actions and the points on offer tally with FPL, although there are one or two notable differences.

A goal scored from outside the box gets an additional point, for example, while the acts of winning and conceding a penalty are rewarded and punished respectively.

Players also gain points through ball recoveries, which gives the more defensive-minded players a chance to rack up a tidy score.

Over half of Virgil van Dijk‘s (€6.0m) 2019/20 points total in UCL Fantasy was made up by recoveries, for example.

ActionPoints
All players
Appearance1
Playing at least 60 minutes (includes points mentioned above)2
Goals scored from outside the box (in addition to points for scoring)1
Assist3
Every three balls recovered1
Winning a penalty2
Conceding a penalty-1
Missing a penalty-2
Yellow card-1
Red card (includes yellow card deduction)-3
Scoring an own goal-2
Goalkeepers
Scoring a goal6
Saving a penalty5
Keeping a clean sheet (must play at least 60 minutes)4
For every three saves1
For every two goals conceded-1
Defenders
Scoring a goal6
Keeping a clean sheet (must play at least 60 minutes)4
For every two goals conceded-1
Midfielders
Scoring a goal5
Keeping a clean sheet (must play at least 60 minutes)1
Forwards
Scoring a goal4

JOIN OUR MINI-LEAGUE AND WIN PRIZES

There are two types of league in UCL Fantasy: Private and Global.

Private leagues

Private leagues give you the chance to battle for bragging rights among your friends, family and colleagues.

To create a league, go to ‘Leagues’ and select ‘Create a league’. Then invite others to join by sharing the league code.

You can also reactivate your leagues from previous seasons in the ‘Leagues’ section.

We have set up our own mini-league, the details of which are below.

We will be giving away prizes in the form of Premium Memberships, the first batch of which will be dished out to our top five after the group stage has ended – and there will be more to follow when the knockout rounds get underway.


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Select ‘Leagues’, ‘Join a League’ and enter the following code: 65KAB8EHX307

Prize breakdown:

  • 1st = free yearly Premium Membership
  • 2nd-5th = free monthly Premium Membership

Global leagues

Your team will be automatically included in the following leagues:

  • The overall leaderboard with all other players around the world
  • A league with other players from your country
  • A league with other players who support the same Champions League team as you

MAIN GAME PRIZES

In the main UCL Fantasy game, prizes are awarded after every matchday, after the group stage, after the knockout stages and after the final.

Tickets for the UEFA Champions League final and a Playstation 5 console are up for grabs, with a full breakdown available in the ‘Prizes’ tab on the game’s website.


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389 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Better option on wc?

    A. Castagne grealish Wilson
    B. Saiss pulisic Watkins

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Toss up

      1- Castagne and Saiss is unknowable but Castagne plays Midfield, so huge plus
      2- Grealish is not as good as Pulisic but Pulisic gets hurt all the time
      3-Wilson is a known 6.5M forward, Watkins just had a career game, like Grealish

      By the way, Villa played Fulham and won 3-0...but Grealish only got 8 points and Watkins 2. So, they are alright, but they are now coming off a career performance

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks

  2. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Rises: None

    Falls: Martial (8.8) Almirón (5.8) Harry Wilson (5.2) Roberts (4.9) Dunk (4.9) Guilbert (4.4) Lowton (4.4) N.Taylor (4.4)

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That's Taylor of Villa not Burnley btw

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Poor Tony

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If Martial slowly drop to 8.5 and DCL rising to over 8.0, that could be a good swap (later on)

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You've gotta be kidding...and I'm a United fan

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Never say never when it comes to football. Last season how many people curse DCL, Zaha, Maupay, and suddenly they're in everyone's team 😀

          When Martial later shows some form and he's cheap, topped with friendly fixtures, why not

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cavani transfer probably ended any appeal for Martial as a FPL asset.

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Werner taught me a lesson to not trust anybody instantly 😀

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hames waving

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I wouldn’t trust Cavani at all, especially with his injury record but him being in the squad means Martial is either a rotation risk or will play some minutes as a winger instead.

          3. darth_valdes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Salah, Zlatan and Costa says hi

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers Raga.

      Thought it was Burnley's Taylor. Phew

    5. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I once had Martial - that was a horrible decision

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I'm looking at this Aston Villa team and it looks extremely strong all over the park

    Martinez - Top goalie. Will be great for them this season.
    Cash - New signing, attacking, good player.
    Konsa - Young, strong, good in the air. Solid overall.
    Mings - England International. Would get into a lot of top sides at CB.
    Targett - The one weak link. But as long as he plays solidly defensively, he'll do.
    Douglas Luiz - Starting for Brazil in the DM role alongside Casemiro. Very good.
    McGinn - Box to box mid. Very handy player, great energy, good eye for goal.
    Trezeguet - Nothing special, but he was very important in keeping Villa up and his kept his place deservedly.
    Barkley - Will be allowed freedom in the #10 role. Has the potential to be great. Can he be consistent?
    Grealish - The star man. He will create a ton of chances and that is insanely valuable for any team. With Watkins in who's better than anyone they had last season, it could be a really productive partnership.
    Watkins - Very good forward. Was excellent for Brentford with his overall play. No pens and still hit 24 goals last year.

    This Villa team individually, let alone collectively, look capable of a very good run this year. I think their team is closer to Leicester/Wolves type of teams than Brighton/Southampton in terms of personnel. Not gonna make outlandish predictions but top half should be readily attainable if Watkins and Barkley can perform well for the whole season. The potential is there for more too if Watkins/Barkley can convert their chances.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Villa and leeds will be last year leicester and wolves

    2. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nice view mate
      I'm betting on Grealish and Martinez which probably their obvious stars. Looking to see more of Watkins and Konsa to see which one is best to triple up should they prove they're worth it

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Barkley if on penos will be intersting too.. He is on direct/indirect set pieces too.

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Any reason people assume Barkley will be on pen and not Grealish ? Cause i think Jack is their set piece taker so maybe him is better pick ?

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            They think jack is scared after missing some

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Even if he's not, Jack probably will take more kicks than Barkley anyway and can't fit them all so maybe Jack for now is enough

          2. doher.ty
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Grealish took them last year just because Wesley was out. I'm not sure he fancys them, never really been 'on' them.

    3. Nate01
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is it safe to say Wilson and Maupay will rack up similar amount of points?

      I could really use that 1.2m

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Callum wilson? Yes
        The difference is 0.2

      2. Nightrain_
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Based on possible chances that one will receive, maybe Maupay will edge him ?

      3. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Huge question,

        Might come down to durability, Maupay seems like a war horse and Wilson has always been a tad delicate

      4. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Therein lies the issue. For my money, Wilson is the better and more clinical player, but BHA are perhaps the more creative team. I’ve gone with Wilson from the start, and I haven’t considered switching.

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Good to see bobby scores again.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Going to buy a few more teeth with winning bonus!

      2. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        That kid is garbage, glad that Liverpool people can find a place for him

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          And You know better than all liverpool fans.. Well done

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      The GW1 'dream team' or kings of the gameweek scored 153 points (or 173 including captain points from the most owned player)
      These players collectively saw +2.2m net transfers in for the following GW, with ownership doubling
      Their collective score in GW2 was 26 points (or 29 including the captain points from the most owned player), vs. a GW2 average of 59
      Their score in GW3 was 39 points (or 44 including captain), vs. a GW3 average of 43
      Their score in GW4 was 46 points (or 59 including captain) vs. a GW4 average of 48

      GW1 dream team collective points in GW2-GW4 = 132 including captain vs. GW2-GW4 collective average of 150

      I haven't got the full database on this, but it is looking like there is a more than strong correlation with net transfers in and previous GW score. But there unfortunately has so far been a pretty strong negative correlation between net transfers and current GW score.

      Vardy is the post child for this so far! https://i.imgur.com/SfY0c2Y.png

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Excellent analysis. "Form," as defined by FPL (ppm over recent matches), has a close to 0.0 correlation with a player's points in the next game week. But everyone on here loves the term "Form over Fixtures." Statistically, nothing could be further from the truth.

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Well that’s just not true at all is it.

          Looking one week into the future is impossible, but over the long term the usual greatest predictor or goals is...previous goals.

          The correlation is tiny though, R squared of less than 0.2 or something.

          The randomness is why we all love football and why people’s FPL teams look different.

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yes. Previous goals over a season, but not necessarily goals over the past 3 or 4 games. And certainly not over 1 game. Bringing in - or getting rid of - Jamie Vardy, or anyone else, because he did or didn't score a goal in the past week, is laughable. But it's all anyone seems to do around here.

      2. Nightrain_
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        It's just like stock market. When there's a stock performing, transaction volume will increase because most people will assume there's something good and the rising will resume but that's not 100% guaranteed that in the next day or two, it will keep rising. Most of the times, it will stay flat for few GWs and some people don't have patience and dump them. When it performs again, the transaction volume will rise again etc

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          In the stock market it's called selling low and buying high -- not an advisable strategy

    6. doher.ty
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Son and Brewster in for Jimmy and Anguissa (-4)

        Switching from a 3-4-3 to 3-5-2

        Martinez
        Castagne, Justin, Saiss
        Son*, Salah, Kdb, Podence, Jrod
        Vardy, DCL

        Lamptey, Brewster, Mitchell

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I would

      • Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        (A) Barkley + Richarlison
        (B) Grealish + Maupay

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Easy B

          1. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Assuming you have DCL

            1. Sloane426
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I do

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How’s this WC:

        Ryan Forster
        TAA Saiss Konsa Ayling Mitchell
        KDB Salah Grealish Podence Stephens
        Kane DCL Maupay

        Thanks all

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Missing at least one of Son/James/Pulisic.

          1. El Niño Yanqui
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            James = Azpi's backup

            I think Lamps likes the attacking potential but James scares him as a defender

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Everton’s James

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I don’t see the value in TAA at the moment. I’d probably suggest you downgrade there and upgrade Podence to JRod

      • Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who would you rather keep out of Virgil & Foden?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          VVD

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Think I agree with you. Worried about his minutes and LIV have some decent fixtures coming up. That said, B was the resounding winner when I asked the below the other day....

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I’d be looking to shift both. Maybe not immediately, but neither (currently) offering surety of returns for the outlay

      • Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Morning all, best option here? Will bench Bissouma/Mitchell

        A) Holding -> Saiss (Save FT)
        B) VVD & Davis -> Saiss & Maupay
        C) KDB & Davis -> Trossard & Kane

        McCarthy
        Trent, VVD, Mitchell
        Salah, KDB, Son, Foden, Bissouma
        Jiménez, Antonio

        Steer, Bellerin, Holding, Davis
        Bank 0.9m, 2FT

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Meant to add:
          D) Foden & Davis -> 5.2 (Jorginho?) & Maupay

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I like B. Not much value in pricey defenders at the moment for me

      • Going Home
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Morning DZ. On WC. Looking at where (or whether) to spend the £2.4m in the bank Any thoughts/comments really appreciated

        McCarthy (Steer)
        Mitchell, Justin, Lamptey, Konsa, Chilwell
        Son, JRod, Salah, grealish, Jorginho
        Kane, Wilson, DCL

        I know I could spend more on defence, but thinking of holding on to possibly do Son to Sterling when City start firing

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think you do need to boost the defence a bit. Justin/Mitchell may not start much longer -(Pereira, PVA back soon), Lamptey only played half last match and is a very young player, and Chilwell might rotate a bit with Azpi with Champ Leagues Games etc. I think one of the first two should be a more 'set and forget' type of defender, tho goodness knows who with results the way they are!

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Good point on those guys coming back. But it’s working out who to bring in?! Obviously I’ll shift those three if pressers suggest injuries/first choice players are back. Will inevitably be dull options though: Saiss et al

        2. Hudsonyards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Justin -> Castagne

      • Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thoughts on this WC Draft

        Martinez
        Robbo/Semedo/Dallas/Lamptey/4.0
        Salah/Son/Pulisic/Barkley/4.4
        Kane/Jimenez/Maupay

        0.3 ITB

        Possibly 4-5 penalty takers. G2G??

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          sticking with Jimenez?

          1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yes mostly. Toying with the idea of having Werner for one week and then switching to Richarlison next week if Werner continues to disappoint. Jimenez

            Werner possibly to start at Striker against South.

          2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Jimemez and Wolves do not look too exciting atm. Although the fix are great.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yeah, thats an issue

      • Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hi guys just a quick question.. how will Rbrewster fit into the Sheffield United team? will he play with mcgoldrick and Burke together? Or will one drop to the bench? If Brewster starts.....

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Dunno, but you’ve got to think he’ll be a starter for one of them. They broke their transfer record to get him.

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Burke could go back to midfield? but yeah brewster will fit in somewhere for sure.

        3. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Probably starts over burke

      • Cak Juris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What is the reason for Ole to sub out Bruno after first half time?
        I think Bruno is the best MU player during loss vs Spurs

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He’s not the type of player to sure up the midfield when you’re a man short and getting pumped

        2. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Tactical, not the most useful player in the situation they found themselves in.

        3. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A fight with matic during HT.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Maguire*

            Rashford & Bruno both were unhappy with him not protesting against ref decision. As per rumours at least.

            Ole is living on a thin line as well as Poach is still available. Let's see

        4. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He told Slabhead he is not fit enough to wear the united shirt

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yup

        5. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Tactical.
          Game was as good as gone. And knowing Bruno he'd have ended up getting a RC as he's a character too. 😆

      • Watkins: Want Him or Willing to Wait?
        HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Opening your premier league account with a hattrick against champions Liverpool is incredible

        What are your thoughts on Watkins? Too early to gamble or worth a punt at 5.9 playing for a very attacking aston villa side?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          i mean i wouldn't be clamouring to get him in but if you have a striker you're not happy with and you're looking for a 6m striker then I'd be interested.

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Im looking at downgrading one of Jimenez or Ings to Watkins

            Allows me to bring in Son for Barnes

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I have the same 3 players and I'm not really that interested in selling any of them just yet. Unless I sell KDB for Son (only move I like) I'm probably going to just roll my transfer so I can have a better decision on who to get rid of.

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A good punt imo. Good team with good fixtures so why not.

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah likes of Grealish McGinn Barkley and Cash are good supply line for Watkins.

            They were really attacking last season as well but didn't have a good striker like Watkins ti finish off the chances

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Good to know that as I've already landed him 😛

        3. Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Quite good. Actually went Maupay for the pens and have Barkley who could well be on pens too

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Maupay is good choice. But ive already got Trossard so not keen to double up on Brighton attack

            1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Maupay Barkley
              Watkins Trossard

              Isnt A better due to pens and set pieces?

        4. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          On my watchlist but I trust Grealish more who single-handedly gave return against 13 different opponents so chances are he's gonna beat his own points this year

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            No argument against Grealish. Great option as well. Grealish was 4th in entire Europe for chances created last season. Watkins is going to benefit from paying alongside Grealish by getting plenty of chances.

        5. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Watkins is a cheating diving scumbag. I wont let him anywhere near my team

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Ah, so you are not particularly keen then .... what makes him the target for such vitriol?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Barnet vs Brentford FA Cup. Dived for a pen when the defender was more than half a metre away

        6. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          If Podence and Jimenez look toothless against Leeds, the temptation to swap for Grealish and Watkins will be difficult to resist. Upcoming fixtures for Villa are great.

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thinking Podence -> Grealish before the next GW (-4)....

        7. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Definitely worth a punt.

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Exactly just look at thise villa fixtures

            (lei LEE SOU ars BHA whu NEW wol BUR wba CPL)

            Getting early on Watkins Wagon could reap rewards.

        8. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          The Watkins Wangdoodle? Pukki burned a lot of teams last season. I'm happy with Martinez. I held ElMo last season too and was happy with him. But Watkins is maybe more likely to be a Wilson of last season, score, assist, blank, blank, assist.

        9. Bayer Lewa Kun Son
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It was my GW saviour !!

        10. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Chancing him as downgrading Ings to allow Foden to Son.

        11. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Martinez, Grealish, Watkins and Konsa are all good prospects.
          I currently have two Villa goalkeepers though, so I will need to replace Steer if I want to include two Villa outfielders.
          And until Watkins gets attacking returns in more than one match I probably prefer Maupay, who has already returned in three different matches.

          1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            ... or Wilson or Bamford, who have also already returned in three different matches.

      • noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Martinez
        TAA Coady Digne
        Rashford Foden Salah Mahrez JRod
        Werner Wood

        Steer, Brewster, CTaylor, Mitch

        2FT 0.0 ITB

        Any ideas? Werner has to go of course, wouldn’t mind a -4... any input appreciated!

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          depends if you plan to stick with likes of foden, Mahrez, rashford, digne or not

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah not sure, enjoying not being template though.

        2. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Werner, Foden (-4) to Kane, Grealish

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            my likely moves

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Good move I think
              But in his case he needs more fund and got 2FT so maybe unload Mahrez to 4.5 or Soucek for later

              1. noquarternt
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Thanks guys, can do Mahrez + Werner to Grealish and Kane.

                I don’t mind keeping one of Foden/Mahrez now that Brewster is in play.

                Anything left field you might suggest?

        3. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Whatever about transfer options, I bench Foden here for Brewster.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Risky going without sterling/ kdb on wc?

        1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No. if you are going with both Kane and Son

        2. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not if you double up on Son and Kane with that money

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Have them both for now. Plan to switch to city/ utd assets after a few gws if needed. Any suggestions here mate?

            martinez
            robertson chilwell castagne
            salah son jrod grealish
            kane dcl wilson

            forster lamptey bissouma ferguson

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Great team. Cant you squeeze in Maupay over Wilson?

              I like Maupay fixtures more over next 5 gws

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I could by downgrading castagne to a 5.5m def. Saiss maybe?

                1. HurriKane
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Semedo will probably offer slightly more going forward at RWB than Saiss

                  I really fancy Reguilon if he's nailed.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Thanks bud

        3. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yes

        4. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think for now maybe not, GW10+ maybe need both

      • Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A - Son and which forward 10.7 ITB
        B - Kane and which mid 9.1 ITB
        C - Kane & Son
        D - Something different.

        Martinez Steer
        Robbo Chilwell Saiss KWP Mitchell
        Salah ??? Rodriguez Grealish Bissouma
        DCL ??? Wilson

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kane and Grealish and bank the money for next GW ?

        2. Benjustjamin
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          C

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My most favourite time of the season - with the internationals nearly done and a clean week until the next league game...

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Can't agree more....something like the calm before the storm

        2. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          For me, better time is Monday night, afterhours with a beer and looking forward to 5 more days to kickoff 😀

      • golden skulltula 69
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hi everyone, my WC team:

        Martínez Peacock-Farrell
        Robertson Saiss Lamptey Ayling Mitchell
        Salah Sterling Son Grealish James
        Maupar DCL Brewster

        Thoughs?

        Thank you!!

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Looks very nice.

          1. golden skulltula 69
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thanks!

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Your favourite 2 defenders 4.4m-4.7m? Mine KWP and Konsa

        1. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Lamptey and Ayling/Dallas later who's performing better

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Lamptey could be a shout actually. I'm looking at

            Kwp Konsa Kilman

            As my 3 cheap defenders

          2. thewakka
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I like the Leeds def looks nice

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          My top targets are:

          Grealish
          Reguilon
          Robbo
          Wilson
          Bowen
          Antonio

          Yours?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Son
            Kane
            Soucek
            Grealish
            Antonio
            Ayling
            Dallas

        3. Newsh
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Good morning FPL family! I rarely post on here, but in this mad season I’d really appreciate any thoughts on this WC draft:

          McCarthy/Forster
          Chillwell/Dallas/Justin/Mitchell/Robbo
          KDB/Grealish/Salah/Son/Soucek
          Brewster/DCL/Jimi

          £0.1 ITB. No Man Utd (not currently causing sleepless nights). Flexible 4-4-2, 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, depending on fixtures.

          Thanks, and hope everyone is well.

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Prefer Wilson Trossard over Jimi and Soucek

            1. Newsh
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Cheers Huirrkane. I hear you! I do like Soucek, I have to say. I’m also toying with Antonio/Maupay instead of Brewster/Jimi. But the latter have nice GW5 fixtures.

        4. Live Lad
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          What do you guys think about Brewster?
          Thinking about getting him part of the Son transfer. Need to play 2 out of Brewster, Soucek, Mitchell every week. Can upgrade the latter 2.

        5. PlayPercentage
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Is Saiss a nailed-on starter.
          5.1 is good value for a Wolves wing-back.

        6. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ryan Forster
          TAA Saiss Konsa Ayling Mitchell
          KDB Salah Grealish Podence Stephens
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Hows this setup ? Wildcard...