Champions League

The best goalkeepers and defenders for UEFA Champions League Fantasy

The UEFA Champions League returns and brings with it that stirring anthem, star-studded midweek matches and a brand new chance for Fantasy glory via the official UEFA game.

Whilst the basics will be broadly familiar to Fantasy Premier League managers, the intricacies of strategy and diversity of pan-European player selection pose many new challenges.

And that is why we’re putting together a series of guides and recommendations to boost your chances of bossing your mini-league and scooping prizes, including Champions League match tickets, Playstation 5 consoles, cash in the UEFA store or FFS memberships (if you enter our FFS league – PIN: 65KAB8EHX307)

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Core Strategy – Prepare your Poker Face

The group stages of the Champions League are divided into three distinct parts, which I feel broadly compare with the key stages of a poker hand: the flop, turn and river.

In the first two games, teams bed themselves in, get a feel for the group and effectively place their first bets on how they’ll fare as they face off against two different opponents, which is what distinguishes them from ‘the turn‘, where teams then face one opponent home and away, back to back.

This is the key for most teams; by close of play on Matchday 4 their fate may not yet be sealed, but they will have a very clear idea of where they stand and what they (and their opponents) require. This sets up the real excitement for Matchday 5 and 6 – as with the river, fortunes can be won or lost and even Champions League royalty can find themselves flushed out.

The big difference in the group stage this year is the compactness of the schedule. Although this changes the traditional fixture grouping of three twos, the frequency should make the Fantasy game slightly easier to stick with as there’s less chance to miss a key Gameweek amidst FPL deadlines.

From the first kick-offs in Kiev and St Petersburg on 20 October, teams will play once a week for three consecutive weeks before the action recommences after the November international break. This gives the group stages two distinct halves and provides a natural break to regroup and recover from a poor start or conversely a lot of time for your starting line-up to collect injuries and risk rotation.

Chip’s Challenge

As with FPL, chip strategy needs considering from the very get-go in UCL Fantasy. The Wildcard can be played just once, but at any time.

There are unlimited transfers between the group stage and the knockout phases, and a whopping eight transfers a round between the first and second legs of each knockout round (three after the first, five after the second). This normally leads me to use my Wildcard in the group stage, and I plan on using it between Matchdays 2-4 depending on injuries/ fixtures. The thinking here is that, by employing it during the group matches, you have twice the amount of players to choose from and therefore a much better chance to get ahead early or utilise differential picks, compared to the knockout rounds when teams begin to look more and more similar. So plan when to use your Wildcard and pick your Matchday 1 team accordingly.

Over the following week, I’m going to be writing a position-by-position introduction for UCL Fantasy, starting with the goalkeepers and defenders.

Who to choose between the sticks?

Premium Goalkeepers (5.5-6m)

For goalkeepers, points scoring is essentially the same as FPL and, like FPL, the top keepers in UCL Fantasy all cost 6m. My picks of the six most expensive keepers in the game are Thibaut Courtois (6m), Manuel Neuer (6m) and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (6m). Whilst Courtois perhaps has the toughest group of the three (Inter, Shakhtar, Moenchengladbach), his Real Madrid defence was statistically the strongest in Europe last season and has two clean sheets from three domestically so far this season. You can definitely trust him to deliver some clean sheets if you go for a premium keeper.

UEFA Champions League Fantasy - Who are the top picks for Goalkeepers and Defenders?

Neuer and Bayern Munich celebrate their 2020 Super Cup victory

Neuer is fresh off the back of winning European Goalkeeper of the Year and playing in the best team in Europe. His fiercest attacking opponent is potentially RB Salzburg – Atlético have just played out back-to-back goalless draws for the first time under Simeone. Of the three, I‘m most inclined towards ter Stegen. Although he‘s playing in the weakest defence of the three, games against Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kiev should be easy for Barcelona. Unlike the other two 6m keepers, he‘s the best option across their whole defence as Koeman grapples with his limited options to find their clear starting XI.

For 0.5m less, you can have PSG’s Keylor Navas or Juventus’ Wojciech Szczesny (5.5m). For Navas, PSG have only conceded twice this season in six Ligue 1 games and four of their matches are against a dysfunctional Manchester United and Istanbul Basaksehir (who are currently in the Turkish relegation zone). As with Barcelona, games against Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kyiv spell clean sheets for Pirlo‘s Juventus and their Polish keeper.

Mid-priced and Budget Goalkeepers (4-5m)

The ability to make substitutions between days of a Matchday shouldn‘t be taken for granted, and a good rotating pair can be far more important to UCL Fantasy than in FPL. Sevilla keeper Bounou (5m) is my pick at that price point, although the relative cheapness of his colleagues means he’s not even the best option in his own defence.

At 4.5m, Liverpool’s Adrian is a rare gem. Assuming not every game in the near future will follow the story of their 7-2 drubbing to Aston Villa, Adrian seems set to start at least the first three, if not the first four, games of the UCL group stages with Alisson ruled out for up to six weeks. Liverpool are in Group D, the first half of the draw, so you’d need someone in the second half to rotate with him. This could be a premium option such as ter Stegen, Szczesny or Navas, but if you prefer two budget keepers, Zenit‘s Kerzhakov (4.5m) could be a steal with games against Club Brugge and an out-of-sorts Lazio side. This rotation includes a potentially lucrative defensive fixture run – Club Brugge at home, Midtjylland at home and Lazio home and away.

Liverpool’s current Goalkeeper Adrian, who is standing in for the injured Alisson Becker

If you don’t want Adrian, Olympiacos’ Jose Sa (4.5m) is another good budget option in the first half of the draw. The Greeks have only conceded one goal in their first five games this season, including shutting out Omonia home and away in the play-offs.

How defenders score points

There is one key difference in points scoring between FPL and UCL Fantasy, and it affects defenders the most. For each game, every three balls recovered for a defender gains a point. With some defenders racking up 10+ recoveries each game (these will be highlighted below), this can leave them with four to five base points each game, before clean sheets or attacking input have even been considered.

Premium Defenders (6-6.5m)

Having already talked about the strength of the defences they’re playing in in the goalkeeper section and their UCL pedigrees, Sergio Ramos (6.5m) and Joshua Kimmich (6.5m) should need no introduction. Ramos is on penalties in a rock-solid Real Madrid defence, and with 13 goals in 44 games last season, he seems a near-essential pick. Kimmich plays as a defensive midfielder and it’s a miracle that he’s been classified as a defender. With two goals and two assists already this campaign, he looks set for a great season at both ends.

Alongside these two, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk (6m) needs no introduction. He led the way for balls recovered last season with 81. As a result, 24 of his 41 points came from this stat alone. If he puts up numbers like that again, he will easily outscore his two flying full-backs Alexander-Arnold and Robertson (6.5m), even with their attacking output.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson celebrate for Liverpool

Mid-Priced Defenders (5-5.5m)

With a huge amount of options at this price range, I’ve whittled them down to 10 options. Top of the list for me are Atalanta’s two flying wing-backs, Robin Gosens (5.5m) and Hans Hateboer (5m). Opening the group stages against Midtjylland and Ajax, the pair have already both scored in the league and look set to bring this form to Europe.

Mats Hummels (5m) was second to van Dijk for balls recovered last season with 79, and Dortmund’s form alongside their group games should bring clean sheets too. A similar option is RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann (5m), who also had 79 recoveries last season, albeit having played more games. His fixtures against Istanbul Basaksehir and Manchester United definitely have scope for clean sheets and more recoveries for this great young Leipzig side.

Staying in Group H, PSG’s Marquinhos (5.5m) and Alessandro Florenzi (5m) are great mid-priced options playing for the best team in their group. Marquinhos is nailed in the heart of the PSG defence and with 50 balls recovered last season in the UCL seems a more attractive option than his keeper Navas. Florenzi is 0.5m cheaper, with more attacking threat.

The final three mid-priced options up for discussion are Leonardo Bonucci (5.5m), Raphael Varane (5.5m) and Niklas Sule (5m). Nailed centre-backs in top teams are always solid options and Bonucci’s regular goal threat potentially makes him a priority over Szczesny in goal, whilst Varane and Sule offer a cheaper (albeit likely slightly lower scoring) alternative.

Budget Defenders (4-4.5m)

As in all Fantasy games, picking the wheat from the chaff in terms of budget defenders is easier said than done. Surprise packages often come to the fore and blow other options out of the water, and that’s precisely who I’m hoping to identify below.

UEFA Champions League Fantasy - Who are the top picks for Goalkeepers and Defenders? 2

Sevilla’s Jules Kounde pictured during the 2019/20 Europa League

The best option in this bracket is unquestionable. Nailed in a Sevilla defence with great form and fixtures, Jules Kounde at 4m looks incredibly underpriced at this point. He’ll most likely start every game in a group that Sevilla will fight to win and was key to their UEL-winning run last season.

Elsewhere at 4m, RB Salzburg’s starting centre-back Jeremy Onguene has a tough group but took home 12 points for balls recovered last season, and we should keep an eye on young Barcelona stopper Ronald Araujo’s progress throughout the group stages, as injury and rotation may see him getting games.

UEFA Champions League Fantasy - Who are the top picks for Goalkeepers and Defenders? 1

Jerome Onguene in action against Liverpool’s Sadio Mane during the 2019/20 Group Stage of the Champions League

At 4.5m, Atlético Madrid’s Felipe seems a steal. He seems nailed on in Simeone’s mean defence, has games against RB Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow and hoovered up 15 points for balls recovered last season. Alongside him, Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni (4.5m) looks underpriced provided he recovers from COVID-19 in time.

Zenit’s Yaroslav Rakits’kyy had 13 points for balls recovered last season and as with Kerzhakov in goal, has some kind fixtures outside of the Dortmund games in Matchday 3 and 4. The same goes for Olympiacos’ Rafinha (4.5m) in their great defence with some nice fixtures outside of Manchester City (who I haven’t discussed thanks to Pep roulette).

The final option is Rennes’ Nayef Aguerd (4.5m). With two goals in six games so far this season, he definitely holds attacking threat, and Rennes’ place at the top of Ligue 1 shows that they won’t simply be rolled over by the likes of Chelsea and Sevilla.  

That’s all for now. We’ll be back with midfield and forward picks in the next few days; in the meantime, you can check out our introduction to the UEFA Champions League Fantasy game here and sign up for the FFS League for a chance to win bragging rights and FFS Premium Memberships with the code: 65KAB8EHX307

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706 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bonjour

    1. Over The Mounié
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      RMWCT

      James, James J, Jimmy D
      James R, James W-P, James M, James, James McC
      Rodriguez, Jamie V

      Unsure on the keeper.

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'd go with that team. 🙂

      2. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Solid

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'd rather Jimi than James.

  2. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Where is everyone?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The abyss

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Taking a break.. Pricechanges are at a minimum right now.. wait a couple of days and then site will be back to normal..

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’m watching The People’s Court...why aren’t you?

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Are Liverpool and Everton players now a no go area?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes don't touch their nono areas

    2. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why?

  4. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What to do? - will likely go b. because it is boring with minimal probability to backfire...

    a. Burke + Jiménez -> Pulisic + Brewster
    b. Dunne -> 3.9 million defender, to add 0.1 million to the bank and save the other transfer for next gw

    Martínez
    TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
    Son, Salah, KDB, Pereira
    Ings, Mitrovic, Jiménez

    Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
    2 free transfer, 0.4 million in the bank

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mitchell to Ayling/Dallas and bank the last FT

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not enough money for that move, 0.1 million more than I have

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Damn... okay.. well.. then I guess your proposed transfer looks ffine if you can live with having a non-playing defender on your bench

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks. I normally don't care about the bench, 1 or 2 playing bench players is fine.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Covid times + UCL / EL ... Could be in for a burn if you don't have all three available

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Maybe but I guess I am too used to only use the money on my 11 main players. I will take the chance I think

            2. Jimmers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A lot of rotation coming up. CL and EL games scheduled every midweek during the next 4 gameweeks

  5. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What to do with this team?
    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA - James - Saiss - Lamptey (Mitchell)
    Sterling - KDB - Hamez - Barnes (Burke)
    Werner - Jimenez (Davis)

    0.6 ITB and 1 FT

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Save or Werner to someone else

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Zrinkec
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Salah for one City player and next week Werner out if he dont start playing as 9 and actually score some points. James in future would be probably someone good to change somewhere in future, but no rush with tthat you have good defensive rotation, especially while PVA out.

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cheers and thanks for advice! If Sterling is injured than he's gone, and Salah is in.

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I don’t think Sterling is injured...even if he was, it will have been 2 weeks

            1. DIMITRIS
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              That's another headache bc I fancy Sterling at home against Arsenal more than Salah awaybat Goodison Park. Might just save a transfer...

      • Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Werner to kane

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Only for a hit

      • hewittj1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        James -> Chilwell

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That's probably the most reasonable one.

    3. Drafting Away
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hey guys I can’t see Cavani or Partey yet on the fantasy transfer options...are you the same?

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        next page

        1. Drafting Away
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Got it sweet!

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You don't need them. The site is trying to do you a favour

      3. Zrinkec
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Avoid for sure.

      4. Birds of Prey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        which?thx
        A) Patricio Justin
        B) Ryan Castagne

        1. Zrinkec
            1 month, 13 days ago

            B

          • Dexters Laboratory
              1 month, 13 days ago

              B

          • bring back diop
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Any changes to this WC team?
            Martinez - (4)
            TAA - Rob - KWP - (Lamptey) - (3.9)
            Salah - KDB - Son - James - Podence
            Calvert - Watkins - (Brewster)

            0.1 itb

            1. Zrinkec
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I would take Maupay or Antonio over Watkins. Double Liverpool defense i would avoid honestly for now.

              • Seanigula
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I’d go just Robbo and get yourself a 5th defender that plays and upgrade Brewster (or bank what’s left)...is Podence nailed? If not, avoid

              • Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I have Podence and wanna get rid. Wouldnt have him in WC team

              • GREEN JUMPERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Double Liverpool defense isn't for me anymore. TAA to Chilwell, and upgrade either Podence or Watkins? Antonio in a few weeks for sure.

              • Birds of Prey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Take the 1.0 itb and James>mendy
                or spend the itb for mitchell
                Find 1.o somewhere and Podence> Foden Podence isn't necessarily nailed
                they brought in another guy whose name can't recall.GL

            2. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Who would you rather play Jack Harrison or Rhian Brewster?

              1. GREEN JUMPERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Brewster could be gold. Home debut against Fulham and then his old team.

                1. Will J 256
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Thanks!

            3. Front 442
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              On a WC
              (A)Chilwell, Grealish, Watkins?
              Or
              (B)Lamptey, Barkley, Maupay?

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                A

              2. GREEN JUMPERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Like Brighton players, but A.

              3. Dexters Laboratory
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  A

                • Jimmers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  A ... by a distance

                • hewittj1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  B

              4. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Feel like I am right on the money with this WC team...

                Martinez
                TAA Chilwell Ayling
                Salah Son Pulisic Grealish
                Kane DCL Maupay
                ____
                4.0 Lamptey KWP Stephens

                potentially 0.5 itb (currently on 0.2 - rest depends on TAA dropping, Saiss rise and a Rodriguez rise). Tempted to do KWP / Ayling -> Marcal if he is fit and I got enough funds.

                Thoughts?

                1. totaalvoetbal
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Like it. The only question mark lack of Man City

                2. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Great team.. would nearly do TAA to Robertson to make it happen. Happy with Kane over KDB?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      I feel like Robertson is a bigger rotation risk than TAA with the new LB that LFC bought. No real competition for TAA on the RB. Still on spot kick duties etc. 0.5 is a lot though.. so it's a close call for sure

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Klopp might play Fabinho CB and Gomez RB for games that need better defensive cover on the right than Trent offers. But Trent and Robertson places will be rarely under threat.

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          This

                        2. FC Hakkebøf
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Gomez offer zero attacking threat.. Liverpool's system is based on fullbacks.. Obviously he need to rest TAA now and then. But I feel like Robertson is more likely to be rested as they actually have really decent cover for him. Could also explain why we see Robbo running like crazy atm.

                  • FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    To reply to both of you. Yes I am happy with going Kane over KDB for the moment. Better fixtures, in form etc. Would worry more about going without Kane as he has the potential to monster haul against weak opponents whereas KDB is just the source of steady points (and a few hauls every now and then ofc). Will go with a City player when Spurs' fixtures turn

                3. Pepeye
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Man City in big trouble now. Sterling, Aguero, Jesus and now KDB all injured
                  Can only see Arsenal victory

                  1. Dexters Laboratory
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      KDB injured??

                      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Sterling and KDB are only 75% injury doubts.
                        KDB has returned home early with a knock and will miss the Iceland game but could well be fit for GW5.

                    • AuFeld
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Source?

                      1. Seanigula
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Sterling didn’t play for England with a supposed injury...KDB supposedly asked to come out of the Belgium game due to injury (or maybe just embarrassment)

                    • Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Stay off the crack

                    • hewittj1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Sterling if a fake injury to avoid international duty.
                      KDB subbed himself off and returned early as a precaution.
                      I see them two starting vs Arsenal. I'm going to C Sterling, he's had 2 weeks break, must win game for City

                  2. jam sandwich
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    new horizons:

                    Martinez - Steer
                    Robertson - Saiss - Lamptey - Dallas - Ferguson
                    Salah - Sterling - Son - Pulisic - Rodriguez
                    DCL - Maupay - Brewster

                  3. Will J 256
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Sorry I know I have just asked a similar question above, but what do you guys make of Jack Harrison? Is he being a bit overlooked or am I going crazy!

                    1. AuFeld
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      He's a shoo-in.

                      1. Will J 256
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Thanks!!

                  4. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Which combo is best?

                    A) Semedo and Mane

                    B) Saiss and Salah

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      B

                      1. Will J 256
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        B

                    2. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        B 100%

                    3. Firmino
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      RMWCT

                      Martinez
                      Robbo Lamptey Dallas
                      Salah Bale Son Pulisic
                      Aguero DCL Maupay

                      Button; KWP, Stephens, Douglas

                      1. jam sandwich
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        going back to 2012 with Bale and Aguero

                      2. hewittj1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        don't like it. Bale, Aguero, Pulisic all coming back from injuries, will take a while for them all to get up to speed.

                    4. Pepeye
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Latest on KDB, he may miss the Arsenal game but could be fit for Porto on Wednesday. City working hard on getting Sterling fit. Aguero no chance

                      1. Pep Roulette
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Source?

                        1. Seanigula
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          There are lots of vague stories that KDB felt something and asked to be subbed off

                          1. Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Thanks for the information mate

                      2. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        ignore

                        1. Seanigula
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          other stories say he is now out of the squad because it was found to be worse

                    5. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Hey fam! 2 FTs! Which move?

                      A. Barnes + Adams to Son + Watkins. Keep Podence.
                      B. Podence + Adams to Son + Brewster. Keep Barnes.
                      C. Barnes + Podence to Son + Barkley/Trossard. Keep Adams.

                      1. GREEN JUMPERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        B

                      2. hewittj1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        B

                    6. Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Defense currently
                        Saiss James Semendo Lamptey Mitchell

                        James to (5.1m or under)
                        A) Bellerin
                        B) Zouma
                        C) Other

                        Start
                        1) Foden
                        2) Brewster

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          A2

                        2. Corgzzzz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          A2

                      • Tambling5
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Well I was worried that not playing early wildcard would mean missing lots of value on players this gameweek, but not one players gone up or down 0.2 yet. Seems like all the activity is wildcards. Am I right in thinking they don't influence price changes in that gameweek, as they could all theoretically be changed to a different player?

                        1. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Correct. And yet the myth that it's best to play WC during international breaks due to team value persists.

                          1. RoysCallerAnne
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            I don't think that myth exists anymore. It's 5+ years since WC transfers stopped affecting price rises.
                            Some prob just feel the 1st or 2nd international break feels a natural break to WC and re-assess. Some players may even find their rhythm or form with their country. Plus the transfer window shutting gives a bit more clarity too with regard to nailedness of some players.

                      • Pepeye
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        MEN and Man City inside info are the source. Local radio says KDB doubtful for Saturday if he can't play against Iceland this week

                        1. Seanigula
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          He withdrew from the Belgium squad, it’s on Sky...provide a source instead of just posting nonsense

                      • GREEN JUMPERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        First RMT. On a WC. Imbalanced with heavy midfield?

                        Martinez (Steer)
                        Robbo Chilwell Lamptey (KWP 3.9)
                        Salah Grealish KDB Son Pulisic
                        DCL Brewster (Antonio)

                        0.1 ITB

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Looks amazing

                          1. GREEN JUMPERS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Thanks. Usually play 3-4-3 but very tempted by Brewster options.

                        2. Shineonme
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Watch for news on KDB injury.

                      • Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Guys, Can you pick one.......

                        A, Mahrez.
                        B, Pulisic.
                        C, Harvetz

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          B if fit to start

                          1. GOONER
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            This

                        2. Dexters Laboratory
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B

                          • GREEN JUMPERS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B

                          • The Mighty Hippo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            C. and you can then downgrade to B. if Pulisic starts and looks to be a better option.

                            Havertz playing in a no.10 role with a more stable team around him could be a great option.

                          • Shineonme
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B but he's injury prone

                        3. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Regardless of the KDB injury rumours! Would you do KDB & Adams to Son & Kane for free?

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Hell yes. Kane (C). Get on board early

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Looks exciting!

                              1. FC Hakkebøf
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Let's cross our fingers then!

                                1. Pep Roulette
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Haha cheers mate!

                          2. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Son and Vardy.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Have Barnes already!

                              1. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                I won't tell Jamie 😉

                                1. Pep Roulette
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Lol

                          3. Seanigula
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Yes, and he does seem to have some sort of injury

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              If he's even a doubt then I'm surely doing this

                          4. GREEN JUMPERS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Would hate to lose KDB unless injured, but those do look good moves.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Cheers mate

                          5. Shineonme
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            100% I would.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Cheers mate

                          6. H.E. Pennypacker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            BBC reporting that he has been sent back to Man City from Belgium squad as unfit for Iceland game.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Yeah! Now it looks like he's actually injured!

                              1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                I'm gonna get Bale in for him. reckon I should wait until Friday for Pep to update on chance of KDB playing?

                                1. Pep Roulette
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Yes! I'll surely wait for Pep's press conference before selling KDB!

                                  1. H.E. Pennypacker
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    🙂

                        4. fc_skrald
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          great, I have at least one player in 9 matches this gw, only missing out on Newcastle-Man Utd...

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            That makes up for a fun gameweek.. especially if you play 3-4-3 / 3-5-2 or have fullbacks in your team. Enjoy 🙂

                        5. GOONER
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          On WC, What do you think is the best option?

                          A) Robertson + Brewster
                          B) Lamptey + Grealish
                          C) Chilwell + Bamford

                          1. fc_skrald
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            b

                          2. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B

                          3. Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B no doubt

                          4. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B.. Mainly due to SHU's fixtures

                          5. hewittj1
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            A

                          6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            B

                        6. FPL Kaka
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Right my WC is pretty much done, thoughts?

                          Ryan
                          Saiss • Taylor • Targett
                          Salah • KDB • Zaha • Grealish • Rodriguez
                          Kane • Jimmy

                          Bench: Button • Ayling • Douglas • Brewster

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Defence is a huge worry mate, sorry to say so.

                          2. Shineonme
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Like in said before watch for news on the KDB injury

                        7. FC Hakkebøf
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Grealish to outscore Rodriguez over the next four fixtures.

                          Y/N?

                          1. Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Yes imo

                          2. Shineonme
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            nar i think Rod will outscore Grealish

                          3. The Mighty Hippo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            yes, I think he will.

                            1. Goodricke
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Hames has one hell of a commute and and early kick-off this week. I can see him on the bench.

                        8. The Mighty Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          I'd appreciate your comments on this wildcard lineup please.

                          Martinez | Steer
                          Chilwell | Saiss | Reguilon | Dallas | KWP
                          Salah | Son | Havertz | Grealish | Rodriguez
                          Kane | DCL | Brewster

                          The obvious risk areas are: no Liverpool defense, no City attack and Havertz ahead of Pulisic (but they can easily be swapped around).

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Brewster -> Maupay
                            Rodriguez -> Fodder
                            Reguilon -> TAA

                            Sorted

                        9. GOONER
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          My WC:

                          Martinez. 4m
                          Justin, Lamptey, Dallas, Mitchell, 3.9m
                          Salah, KDB, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish
                          Kane, DCL, Brewster

                          What do you think?

                          This team is short by -0.1m. what do you think I should do?

                          1) Mitchell to 3.9m
                          2) Lamptey to KWP or any other 4.6m or under
                          3) Justin to KWP or any other 4.6m or under
                          4) Salah to Mane
                          5) Grealish to Trossard or Bowen
                          6) Grealish + Brewster to Bissouma + Bamford or Maupay or Wilson or Watkins
                          7) Grealish

                          1. Major League Shocker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            3

                          2. El Fenomeno R9
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            I would downgrade Kane and improve that funny defense on WC

                          3. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            3

                          4. Gabantoya
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            downgrade your 4th mid. you're gonna be fine with 5.5ish 4th mid. allows you for good defences too.