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Five players to consider for the Sky Sports Fantasy Football Overhaul

The Sky Sports Fantasy Football Overhaul is here, meaning unlimited transfers can be made until Saturday 17 October without eating into your allocation of 40 for the season.

For some, their team may be set in stone and ready for domestic football’s return, but for others, crucial decisions are still to be made and Fantasy Football watchlists are to be narrowed down before the next deadline.

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We’ve picked out five players who could make your starting XI below.

Harry Kane (£11.7m)

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The statistics do the talking with Harry Kane. With three goals and six assists to his name, the England captain has already hit the half-century mark in terms of Fantasy Football points after just four matches. Kane leads the way with 50, the most in the game.

A hefty 40 of these came against Southampton and Manchester United alone, with the Tottenham Hotspur talisman now finding himself in 60.2% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams ahead of the Overhaul period.

Kane said himself after the Manchester United result that the ability to drop deeper has always been a part of his game, so this could be seen more often in the coming weeks. Assists, as well as goals, could become synonymous with the addition of Kane into your Fantasy XI: the England striker is ranked fifth among Premier League players for key passes in 2020/21 and top for big chances created.

The most promising aspect coming out of the Overhaul is quite simply Spurs’ fixtures. Jose Mourinho’s side face West Ham, Brighton, Burnley and West Brom in their next four, which presents an opportunity for Kane to extend his gap at the top of the points chart.

Jack Grealish (£8.5m)

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You could have taken your pick of players from Aston Villa’s drubbing of champions Liverpool last weekend but Jack Grealish is the one who will bring you consistent averages, week on week. He was Villa’s highest point scorer in Fantasy Football last year and you should expect that stat to stay the same this term.

The English international posted an incredible 25 points against Liverpool, thanks to his two goals and three assists. This was after he scored against Fulham the week before and he had gone mightily close to doing likewise against Sheffield United, so again he is proving it on a consistent basis.

Grealish’s ownership figure (23.13%) makes him the fourth-most selected midfielder in the game, and for good reason. With fixtures against Leeds United, Southampton, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United featuring in Villa’s next six and plenty of appealing matches beyond that point, Dean Smith’s side could build on their 100% start – and Grealish will be well placed to capitalise with more Fantasy points.

Karl Darlow (£6.2m)

The Newcastle shot-stopper’s man-of-the-match performance against Tottenham Hotspur was the highlight of the season so far from a goalkeeping perspective in Sky Fantasy. If there was a threshold for tier three save bonus points, Karl Darlow would have reached it, but earning a point for Steve Bruce’s side away at Tottenham will have done just fine.

Aside from this, Newcastle’s clean sheet on the opening day at West Ham landed Darlow with another eight points.

Despite his lowly price of £6.2m (only Illan Meslier (£6.1m) costs less among playing goalkeepers), Darlow is ranked second for points among Premier League custodians and he could be a potential bargain buy following the international break.

Although Newcastle face Manchester United, Wolves and Everton in their next three, you would still expect Darlow to register bonus points alongside a potential shock clean sheet.

The obvious caveat is that Martin Dubravka (£6.7m) isn’t expected to be sidelined for too long – but Darlow’s form is such (he has the best save percentage in the division) that the Slovakian may have a fight on his hands to reclaim his place.

James Rodriguez (£8.9m)

Much has been said about James Rodriguez since his arrival at Goodison Park, particularly within these Fantasy Football articles. The last time Rodriguez was mentioned, he had a goal and an assist to his name – fast forward the clock and the Colombian has now netted three goals and set up another two, collecting a pair of man-of-the-match awards in the process.

Rodriguez is the most-selected midfielder aside from big hitters Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes, with 24.55% of Fantasy Football teams recruiting him thus far.

A Merseyside derby awaits Rodriguez next, so he will have to be at his very best after the long trip back from South America to keep his ownership percentage so high. Southampton and Newcastle follow, so there is as good a case as any to bring in and keep the silky midfielder in your team for weeks to come.

Ruben Dias (£9.1m)

You will not transfer in a better player, for the price of £9.1m, than Ruben Dias of Manchester City. Although there has been an abundance of shocks, goals and penalties so far this campaign, many forget that Ederson walked away with the Golden Glove in 2019/20, so there is no doubt that Manchester City will keep clean sheets again this year.

The signing of Dias from Benfica for £65m will bolster the sometimes frail defence of the Citizens, as Pep Guardiola identified the Portuguese international to be the final piece of the puzzle. Partnering Aymeric Laporte against Leeds, Dias looked composed and eager to impress on his debut.

As well as clean sheet potential, the possibility of attacking returns from set plays and likely passing bonus points furthers his appeal.

Dias twice got his head to the ball from corner-kicks at Elland Road and was unfortunate not to see one of those efforts nestle in the back of the net.


To leave you with one bit of general advice: your Overhaul team should be planned with the long-term fixture schedule in mind, with a couple of differentials and cheap picks thrown in to make all the difference in your mini-leagues.

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1,073 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dichio24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who scores the most points over the next 3 gameweeks?

    A) C.Wilson
    B) Antonio
    C) H.Barnes
    D) Zaha

    1. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nice top post.

      No one here is able to tell the future mate. Go with your gut.

      1. Dichio24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Really?!? Then what's the point of this forum?

        I'll go with my gut mate, but interested in other peoples gut feelings aswell 😉

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would you override some random on the Internet's gut feeling with your own. ?

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The point of this forum is for people on here, who class themselves as experts, to tell people like you which players to get, and then abnegate any responsibility when the players you get on their recommendations fail to deliver any meaningful FPL points.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I love these posts too.

        Like, how the hell am I supposed to know whose going to score the most points in the next 3 weeks?

        If I knew this kind of future information I wouldn’t be at 3.6M OR, would I!

        1. Dichio24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Jeez, I'm looking for opinions, or guesswork if you will. Not expecting to find Nostradamus on here

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 14 days ago

        C, D, A, B
        but Antonio will score against Man City

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 14 days ago

            *stops rubbing the crystal ball and places it on table*

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I've gone back to Wilson ... had him first 3 weeks, sold last week (with Son) and now bought them both back on WC

          If he doesn't blank he gets good points - I've just looked at the top scores in each team for each position (G/D/M/F)

          NEW - 19 / 11 / 20 / 34 (Wilson)
          WHU - 15 / 24 / 27 / 18 (Antonio)
          LEI - 12 / 28 / 20 (Barnes) / 34
          CRY - 15 / 12 / 26 (Zaha) / 11

        3. Dichio24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cheers for the replies!

          Zaha always scores against Brighton, but is such a frustrating player to own. Barnes is hit or miss, with a high ceiling.
          Antonio would be the best option for sure without those next 3.
          Wilson in form and on penalties...Maybe I'll just flip a coin between Barnes and Wilson, then get Antonio in GW8...

        4. Hint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Zaha I reckon. Fixtures are superb.

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Wilson

      • HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Who scores more next week ... Hames coming off the bench or Bale playing limited minutes?

        1. Les Bleus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Where did you get either of those scenarios from? Hames of the bench is crazy talk

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hames will be on the bench v Liverpool, we see it all the time when players come back from internationals with long flights back.

          2. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ancelotti said as much ... late night flight on Wednesday after Columbia play in Chile (KO 1:30)

            1. LosBlancos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Source for this too, please? 🙂

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

              2. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ancelotti on James Rodriguez, who will play for Colombia in the early hours of the Wednesday before #GW5: "He doesn't have a lot of time to recover, I hope he can recover well for the game against Liverpool. If he doesn't - he's going on the bench!"

                #FFScout #FPL #FantasyPL

                1. LosBlancos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thanks.
                  There is an if there.

                2. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  thanks - that was the comment that I was thinking off

                  1. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    No way he doesn’t start against Pool

            2. Jernau M Gurgeh
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              and the players with board the plane, get into the first class section, with a sleeping pill and be fresh as a daisy when they arrive back.

          3. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Bale is expected to play

            "Gareth Bale set to play for Tottenham against West Ham on October 17 after leaving Mourinho ‘blown away’ in training"

            1. LosBlancos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Source?

              1. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Heard it on WeAreTottenhamTV (YouTube) .. they're quoting Mike McGrath from the Telegraph

            2. Dichio24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Son is enough Spurs cover for me. One goal at home in 2 matches against Everton and Newcastle, and West Ham will play with 5 at the back.

            3. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That's it. Tell everyone.

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I highly doubt that James will be benched in the Goodison derby. I’m fully aware of the international game.

        3. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Maybe I just asked the question wrongly

          If I was to gamble that Hames and Bale both play about 30 minutes, which one is more likely to score points

          1. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hames

      • fr3d
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Do we reckon Foden starts against Arsenal? He's at home while Torres, Mahrez and Bilva on international duties. Although that might be irrelevant

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes I think he will but as an owner not expecting much, he’s been tripe

      • ace3.1415
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Barnes or grealish? So hard to decide.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Grealish

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It's not hard imo. Grealish.

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Grealish all day

          4. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Grealish for me

          5. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Grealish

          6. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            When everyone here says Grealish....I agree

          7. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If you asked a week ago, most will have answered Barnes 😀

            Both good. Grealish likely a tad more consistent. He won't score 2 & assist 3 every week though.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He won't? I'm selling.

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I want a mid priced striker, 6.5m max.

          A. Wilson
          B. Watkins
          C. Any other suggestion?

          Thanks.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Maupay

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Antonio

        • Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Bench Hamez vs Liverpool for Soucek (spurs) or Lamptey (palace)??

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Play Lamptey

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thanks, yeah you would rather play him than J. Rod?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yeah Hames will be on the bench v Liverpool

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Lamp

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Play Hamez

          4. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If you want points play James Rodriguez because no way he will be benched for a Merseyside derby

            If you don’t want points play Soucek 😉

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That just about sums it up

        • HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It's not going to happen but could a player go up 400k in one week, if they originally drop 100K at the start - e.g. Ollie Watkins

          Started the gw at 6.0 so could go up to 6.3 .. but he dropped to 5.9 at the start so can he still go up to 6.3 or only 6.2

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            6.2

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              if the rule is still same

              1. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                The rules as I know it is that a player cannot rise or fall more than 0.3M in a gw ... so that would mean 6.3M, even if it means 4 rises

                Doubt if it has ever happened

                1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  The rule could be that a player cannot change price more than three times in a Gameweek, so that would mean 6.1m.
                  Or it might not - we won't know till something happens to confirm or disprove it.

          2. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No idea but please don't use 400k 100k etc it sounds like you're talking about numbers of transfers in/out

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So this new pay per view thing, as I understand it they’ll still be showing games normally on sky/bt etc but if you want to watch one of the games not selected to be shown then you can pay on box office ?

          If so then that doesn’t really seem that bad, at least you’d have an option to watch your team on the tv if you wanted to

          1. Prison Mike
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            £5 fair enough but £15 is taking the piss IMO.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Agreed, it’s a rip off, £5-10 would have felt reasonable

          2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The big teams will be ppv every week. These teams naturally have the greatest number of supporters so, in theory, the bigger the fixture, the more revenue generated. A total boycott is what's needed here

        • Prison Mike
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          On wildcard... A or B chaps?

          A) Kane & Grealish

          B) KDB & Watkins

          If A I would be without City assets until around GW10 when their fixtures turn...

          1. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If you have Son I would go B

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A easy

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

          4. ClothedinSun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

        • Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would you make any changes to this WC-team??

          Martinez 4.0
          Robbo, Chilwell, Reguillon, Lamptey, Mitchell
          Salah, Son, J. Rod, Grealish, Soucek
          Kane, DCL, Maupay

          1. melvinmbabazi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            no city?

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Foden no good. De Bruyne is obviously a good pick, but who would you drop to get him in?

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Jrod Grealish Regulion

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  That's some way cheaper options hehe. Grealish to Biss gets me 2,5, then still well over a mill short of KDB after doing JRod. Must completely downgrade Regulion, Soucek and stuff to get it done then..

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Jrod Grealish Regulion > KDB KWP 4.5 mid. You will play 2 out of KWP Lamptey Soucek 4.5 mid every week. I can do this but not sure with your TV.

          2. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            On a WC I would drop Mitchell, only matter of time before he's benched. Van Aanholt is back in training.

            3 Spurs, double Everton attack and no City - not for me. Could work very well short term, but on a WC you should think more long term aswell IMO

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah, I know, but who else to go for? Kilman?

              Spurs and Everton are the in form-sides though, so hard to look past them. Aguero could come in for Kane, or De Bruyne and Antonio for Grealish/Hamex and Kane if City start scoring again.

              Or would you do these moves from the get go?

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It could hurt you but I would drop J.Rod. Considering the fixtures one Everton is enough for me, and DCL seems to deliver both home and away. And J.Rod will be jet-lagged after coming back late from Colombia.
                KDB could score big next 3. They looked absolutely world-beaters in that first half vs Wolves and could have scored 4 or 5 in the first 20 minutes vs Leeds. They will come good, as they always do.
                Kane is the in-form player, and I can understand why people are picking him. But do you really need more then one Spurs attacker? Crazy away games against Soton and Man Utd sure. But at home they were awful against Everton and dire against Newcastle. Who do you trust more with the captaincy? KDB or Kane? And there are so many good striker options this season for much less money.

                I've gone with 3 4,5 defenders, Saiss(placeholder for TAA after GW8) and Robbo.
                Reguillon looks like a great signing, and I've considered him. But Mourinho will rotate his full-backs, said so before the United game. Could be a frustrating 5,5 to get benched. If you go with your defence I would just put Ferguson in there. The only 4,0 defender that will play, when (and if) he gets fit

                1. Rhinos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Spurs were not dire v Newcastle, least not till Son went off. Darlow and the bar kept them in it

                  1. Dichio24
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Point taken. Still, that is 180 minutes of football with no Kane goal. For 10.6 I would like to captain the player. Will I captain him over Salah and KDB/Sterling? If not, there will be better value elsewhere

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      so one blank against the (as it turns out) league leaders and a virtuoso performance from the keeper away from a hattrick makes him uncaptainable? He's on pens for a start and very good at them

                      1. HashAttack
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        He also scored a hat-trick in the last home match - vs Maccabi Haifa

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          plus Salah and kdb have both gone 2 games without a goal. Some serious confirmation bias going on

                      2. Dichio24
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Did I say he was uncaptainable? Just can't see me captaining him over Salah and KDB/Sterling many times this season. Would rather captain Son to be honest. Been burnt too many times with Kane and "easy" home games. How many double digit hauls did he have last season? He's not the Kane of old. Point is, if you have Salah, City and Son you're better of spreading the cash imo.

        • TAB
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Martinez I Steer
          TAA I Castagne I Saiss I Lamptey I Mitchell
          Salah I Podence I Barnes I KDB I Stephens
          DCL I Ings I Jimenez

          1) Ings & Barnes -> Watkins & Son(C) -4
          2) Ings & Podence -> Brewster & Son(C) -4

          Which one ?

          1. ClothedinSun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            1 is talking to me the most TAB - Watkins really looked sharp in that game against LP.

        • ClothedinSun
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Have been loving the ups and downs of FPL so far this season but am seriously considering playing my WC now. What are the thoughts on my current team?

          Ryan (McCarthy.)
          Lamptey*, Coady, C.Taylor (Mitchell, Lascelles*.)
          Sterling*, Bruno, Grealish, Mane* (Jorginho.)
          C.Wilson, DCL, Ings.

          Do I need to WC?

          1. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Definitely don't wc, like that your defence is cheap. Bit unlucky that Coady used his once a decade goal pass up

            1. ClothedinSun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cheers Rhinos! Yeah, Coady just seems to be so consistent in that defence though - shame Boly is .5 mil more expensive really...

          2. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Bruno out for Son and you are good to go

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sorry for asking again

          can't decide which 2 of richarlison, james and grealish to pick on WC.
          currnet team:

          Guaita
          TAA Reguilon Chilwell Dias 3.9
          Salah KDB Son --- ---
          Watkins Brewster ----

          got about 20.0 for these 3 spots.
          playing 4 at the back
          had james since 7.5
          had planned to get richarlison and james but grealish looks essential.
          and if I pick james + grealish I should play 451 and team will lose flexiblity.
          any suggestions is welcomed.
          TIA

          1. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Swap Dias-money for Maupay, maybe TAA to Robbo.

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Then I will have a benching headache. 452!

              1. Jacky boy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Oh sorry you mean sell dias? Thanks. I've gone that way. But don't like my team. Should pay 4.5 for a nailed defender. Prefer 5.5 for dias
                Thanks anyway

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  yes, that's what I mean. At 4,5 you have quite a lot of options, but the one I have gone for at 4,7 is Lamptey to be my squad player who can come in and play in pretty much any fixture when needed.

                  As far as benching headaches go I see that as a strength. There will be times when one of your guys have a tight hamstring, is suspended, or just look a little out of form at the minute. Then you can play your "bench guys". I have made room for both Lamptey and Soucek as extra outfield players.

                  1. Jacky boy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    thanks. I will get soucek and antonio most likely after those 3 matches.
                    currently swapped richarlison and TAA in above team.
                    had lamptey since 4.6 too. may keep him on WC

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Just out of interest, why've you decided to go 4 at the back?

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Because they are values I can't pass on. Specially those 3x 5.5 defenders.
              When was the last time we got a nailed 5.5 city defender?

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I don't even want a single defender until teams look like they might start keeping cleansheets again.

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Would you pass on TAA for a short period?

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Not sure yet, also currently WCing, either Robbo or no Liv defence I think.

                    1. Jacky boy
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      think I can bring them after liverpool city match!

              2. Rhinos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                nailed lol, City rotate defenders like kebabs

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  He is expensive and started a game just one day after joining training. Even if he miss some matches I got brewster for cover.

              3. Willmissudimitrypayet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                pretty often lol. thing is he will get you so many more yellow cards than attacking returns. and city just conceded 5 to Leicester...

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  liverpool conceded 7 too. so they are rubbish and will be for ever ?

                  1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    That's not the point. But, at least their defenders are attacking. With Dias you will get 1-3 goals over the season so need them to be sharp at the back to continue to play him over a firing striker

                    1. Jacky boy
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      thanks. think I will get TAA later when they played those 2 tough matches in 4 and alisson is back. have gone 3 at the back again.

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Reason why I WC last GW was to shift from 4 atb to 3
            So I don't like it.

            Just my two cents

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thanks. Just can't decide which one to lose.

        • Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Best 4.0 defender atm?

          1. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            they're all pants unless you wanns gamble that Ferguson will be 1st choice when fit and that that'll be soon

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He is not back for quite some time though, is he? Could be worth it though as will not be needed right now to play.

              Mitchell has been good, so could see him continue to get game times, maybe with PVA in a more advanced role potentially?

              Kilman was also good last time out, could he eat into Saiss' minutes?

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Roy is definitely trying 4-4-2 this year. PVA will come back in at LB. Schlupp and Eze on the left, Andros/Possible new in RW. Then Zaha Bats (who scored for Belgium again) and Ayew, who I think is looking for the bench spot soon. McCarthy went off injured. (not that he is good FF wise but sure helps the defence out as long as Sakho isn't playing. Dann will play i think. Brighton V Palace is rarely a draw.(Probably cursed it now)

                There is no way PVA will play LW.

                With Ferguson (I made this mistake) he could be back in full training next week. He has been in training for a long time but since his knee injury was around Christmas last year, they are taking things very slowly as they see him as a very special player and the last thing they want to do. Clyne has been training since pre-season but likely to go to Bordeaux as a free agent which seems like good new as he was going to use as back up until Jan if Ferguson was far behind

                1. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  thanks for the Ferguson update

          2. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            None really.Get a 3.9 and bank the cash

        • panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          How do you see Bale's return affecting Son's position in the Spurs team? Son has played as a second striker mostly this season but could Bale's return see Son pushed a bit wider?

          1. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Don't think it makes a difference, could be as tasty a front 3 as there is

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            They will roll out a 5-2-2-1, no? Son and Bale behind Kane

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Liverpool 3....

            Bale = salah
            Kane = firmino
            Son = mane

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Does that mean Bale = essential? As with Salah so far 😉 ?

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Kane gets way more returns than Firmino.

          4. RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This is a great question actually, we don't really know how Mourinho plans to use Bale

            Based on how Bale plays, particularly his shot output, we can expect some regression for Son/Kane imo

        • Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I hit the button, couldn't look at my team any longer. Team value is poor.

          Martinez, 4m
          Robertson, Chilwell, Saiss, Ayling, Mitchell
          Salah, Son, Pulisic, Rodriguez
          Kane, DCL, Maupay

          Need to cut 1.3m from this team. Which is the best option?

          A) Pulisic to Grealish (much prefer Puli)
          B) Robertson to Reguilon
          C) Rodriguez to Barkley
          D) Downgrade Kane, don't need double Spurs

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Also needs city so D is the starting point

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A for now and let Puli get some game time before considering him.

            D, going Kane to Watkins also good option, and upgrading that defense a bit, maybe Ayling to Reguillon.

          3. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

          4. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            D. Because A is not an option, Grealish is 7,1 now so would only save you 1,2

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Had him in before the price rise.

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I see, still can't decide between A or D. Would love to have Pulisic in my team, there are just so many uncertainties about his fitness, Chelsea's shape, rotation worries with CL coming up etc. Grealish has the form and the fixtures

        • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          When you price the average 5/8th punter out of the market you're going to have a crash. This decision by sky is one of the worst I can remember. It's up there with the EpiPen scandal in terms of blatant disregard for customers with the sole objective being profit. Disgusting Mr. Murdoch

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Isn't she beautiful? Some wc team this imo

          Martinez
          Robbo Zouma Saiss
          Salah Son Pulisic Grealish
          DCL Antonio Kane

          McCarthy Konsa Soucek Mitchell

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The KDB/Sterling version is

            KDB/ Sterling, Hames and Brewster for Pulisic, Soucek and Kane

          2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No Brighton, Fulham, Leeds or City.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              As above is the City plan, i wouldn't be interested in the other teams you mentioned

              1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                🙂

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  But Hames and Brewster could be Klich and Maupay

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Beautiful today obsolete next GW, the story of this season so far

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Have you actually hit wc button or are you just wasting everyone's time with hypothetical questions?

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          how is this? on WC

          Guaita
          Reguilon Dias Chilwell
          Salah KDB Son James Grealish
          Richarlison Watkins

          4.0 Brewster Lamptey 3.9

          0.2 ITB

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Different

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Richarlison > DCL

            Only been a few matches, but double Villa attack seems a lot. Let's see of the Liverpool game was an outlier or not.

            Not sure the City fixtures are are suited to clean sheets across the next 5 or so GWs with the exception of Sheffield United.

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              just don't like DCL. had him last season for 5.5 I guess and he failed me.
              villa attackers are cheap, I know it's too much, but fixtures are great too.
              city can have a CS againts any team in the league. thanks for your reply

          3. Hint
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Quite like it tbf

        • Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Re this ppv thing - I subscribe to S Sport Plus in Turkey (online app). They show all Premier League games live, also Bundesliga, La Liga, NBA, UFC. Costs me £15 per year. English commentary available. Not sure if it’s available for UK residents or not, but worth checking out.

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sounds like DAZN. Prob available with some vpn trickery

          2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thanks for this info mate

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          best defender up to 4.9 on WC ?
          currently own lamptey as I got him for 4.6

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Marcal

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              injury prone and they got ait nouri for LB

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I would get Ayling or Dallas. Personally I've got Meslier and a double-up feels like too much, so I'll probably get Konsa or KWP.

        • ...al
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not seeing many Trent's in these WC's

          Has errbody jumped ship and spending the extra funds on Grealish?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Returns were slim during the last prolonged Allison absence!

            1. ...al
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              And a few more weeks of it too.

              I've gone without him for the last few weeks with the intention of getting him back this week, but not so sure atm

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Robbo looks better atm

          3. Jacky boy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I will wait after city match to bring him back when alisson comes back.
            city - everton - westham some tough games in 4. and spurs got great 4 games fixtures. will swap later

          4. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Luxury transfer. If I get a FT spare I'll consider it.

          5. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Jumped ship because of the Allison injury and more importantly - Robbo looks better.
            Will double up when Allison is back, and Man City fixture is out of the way

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Probably a little premature, but what is the bench situation alright here?

          Guaita
          TAA / James / Lamptey
          Salah / Son / Barnes / Guaita
          Kane / DCL / Brewster

          Forster // Foden / Saiss / Mitchell

          I'll monitor Sheffield United, but if there's a fixture to play Brewster in, its Fulham.

          James (SOU) may start vdue to Sevilla/ Man United straight after - but Saiss/Mitchell can sub in if not. Would you put Saiss (LEE) ahead of him?

          Currently have Podence stating and Foden benched. Swap? Or bench Brewster?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Guaita in midfield?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              You can infer who it's supposed to be if you read the comments 🙂

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Bloody hell. Guaita in midfield is Podence*

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It looks good to me mate , I'm playing both Saiss and James, KWP is on my bench

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cheers!

          4. RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can't see how you play Brewster, as optimistic as it may sound, he hasn't played a minute yet for SHU. It's not like he will hurt you much if he does play

            Stick with Foden and James, doubt the the latter comes in for a cameo, but with Azpi lurking it will be tough for him to keep his spot, he's great going forward but has clear deficiencies on the defensive end where Azpi excels

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cheers. Brewster is a bit of a punt in all honesty. Spent far too long monitoring the 200+ page on the Sheffield United forums with people excited to sign him, lol.

              I disagree James wouldn't come on for a cameo. It looks like he was close to coming on last match. Then again, Azpi will have had two weeks off so you might think he'll last fine. Chilwell may even miss out if he's ill, so that's another thing I'm monitoring.

              I'll consider Foden over Brewster, for sure. Not been impressed by Phil, and Arsenal is not an easy fixture these days - but at least he's also had the International Break off

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          this is my advice to all WCers. just see city vs leeds highlights. kdb is a must! don't be deceived by Kane.
          obviously it may go the opposite way.
          that's only my opinion anyway

          1. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            KDB is very far from a must. He's arguably not even the best city asset

            1. Jacky boy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              !

          2. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wouldn't go selling the best mf in the prem myself

            Happy enough with just Son from Spurs atm

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The PL have revised the kick-off times for GW5 to GW7, none of the fixtures for those GW will now be concurrent.

          https://www.premierleague.com/news/1858637?sf238682624=1

          1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thanks, BITM2007.
            That means GWs 6 and 7 both now start on Friday evening, with deadlines at 6.30pm.

            1. ...al
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Sweet

              FNF is great

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                £15 for Villa v Leeds? No thanks

          2. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Who cares? £15 a game ppv is a disgrace when we already paying high subs. They won't get another penny of my money, I'd rather have Jeff and the boys at 3pm 😡

            1. ...al
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Did they rearrange the fixts to accommodate the ppv?

              Also, I've a sky sub, so would we have got the sky sports games for our paid for subs, but now they're charging extra for them?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Correct. Total rip off

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  BT too

                  1. ...al
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yikes, I thought it was sky giving us the chance to watch the odd 3pm game that wouldn't be televised otherwise.

                    So they've taken a few fixtures away form the regular sky sub viewers would have otherwise got for their subs?

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No. All the games that were due to be televised by Sky and BT will still be free to subscribers. All the games that were not scheduled to be televised will be available on ppv

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Sorry, I misunderstood you first time.

                      2. ...al
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Ok, not so mad then, but I guess it would have been nice to have them included since we pay for the service

                2. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  It matters to those of us who play Sky Sports Fantasy Football where you select captains daily rather than weekly.

            2. Rhinos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              The 15 quid is a red herring it's the moving of the game that sucks coz it's paving the way to showing all prem games like this thus screwing those of us who go to games even more. If they'd have kept the 3pm's and charged £15 to watch one I'd be fine with it

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I'd be happy with that. Keep the games at 3pm with Jeff and the boys and let anyone who wants to pay £15 for a game do so

                1. ...al
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  That's what I thought it was, or at least something similar with a cup game that wouldn't usually be televised, for e.g.

                  Bad form Sky taking games away from the paying punters to charge more for a single one. Outrageous

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    See above. Misunderstood you

                    1. ...al
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Replied, also misunderstood 😆

          3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            "thank you for watching this game on Sky Sports. Stay tuned for the next one if you have chucked £15 our way, otherwise bog off and watch something else"

        • Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          although liverpool plays 6 games in 17 days. 3 PL 3 CL
          can see rotations

        • SUPER 11
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Why Son is not increasing in value ?
          Still 9m

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            WC's activated pre-transfers don't count and skew the numbers

            Intl break is popular time for Wc's and it's a common issue that prices never change much due to people activating the wc's before the transfers

        • Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          (A) Kane, Trossard, Lamptey

          (B) Maupay, Rodriguez, Robertson

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A if no Son,

            B if Son

        • Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The real question on WC is do I go for Kane or KDB

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            KdB + Son is my preference

        • Ozist
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Rate my WC team

          Martinez
          Reece Mitchell Justin Aurier
          Salah Son Rodriguez
          CWilson Kane Vardy

          Darlow | Klich Holding Oriol Romeu

          1. Jacky boy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            2

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            That defence is a shambles mate.
            Not one of them is completely nailed on.