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. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Rises: Wilson (6.5) Jorginho (5.2)

    Falls: Richarlison (7.9) Willian (7.9) Jahanbakhsh (5.4) Clarke (4.4) Kelly (4.3)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wow - still no Son rise?

      He should have tripled risen with the amount of managers who have transferred him in now??

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Only 89.9

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I am watching it now (smile)

      3. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maybe he won’t rice ever. He is on maximum

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers 🙂

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly

    4. SmasherLagru
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nice one Wilson

    5. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ah, JWP survives but seemingly inevitable that I lose another 0.1 on him before deadline comes. Cheers Ragabolly.

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      nice to see that .1 back for Wilson ... won’t rage quit now 😉

    7. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rich being sold because of the flag ... even though he played 20 minutes for Brazil. Joke.

    8. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Richarlison starting at 8.0m averages a fraction under 6 points per game is on 7.9m after four weeks.

      Jimenez starting at 8.5m averages 4 points per game, including two blanks in a row and is on 8.6m after four weeks.

      Even if these price rises are being driven by legitimate buying and selling, and not FPL administrative tweaks, they show the system is not really working.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It's because casuals don't follow international matches and they saw him get injured against brighton. This works out great for me. I needed him to drop 0.1 for me to get him after liverpool match

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'd just get him in time for the Liverpool match - they look all over the place, especially with Allison missing 🙂

  2. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So PVA is fit and back (source his own Twitter handle)

    Wait and watch and get in on a WC?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Mitchell definite to lose his place when he's back? Any chance he can displace another Palace defender?

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        no idea, that's the issue PVA if fit, in in the squad, straight up. So there leaves the issue of Mitchell and Ferguson

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I thought that Mitchell was in Ferguson's spot. Didn't realise it was PVA. Have him since GW1, on WC now. Might ship him for a 3.9m defender if his gametime stops.

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            makes sense. I'm doing the same.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I don't think PVA will play this week and I am hoping Mitchell goes up one more time before his game time gets cut. I will get rid for Ferguson then and bank the 0.1

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                But who will Ferguson come in for?

                1. Rhinos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  In football there are two sides to the pitch, the left side and the right side. PVA and Mitchell play on the left, Ward and Ferguson on the right. Therefore, in my humble opinion, it seems quite likely that Ferguson would possibly replace Ward but I could be wrong, maybe he'll replace Zaha instead

                  1. Forgetmeknot
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    There are 4 sides to a pitch. But otherwise I agree

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Didn't want to confuse him

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Humble

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cant see anything on his twitter

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cheers,was waiting for him.
          Must do Bruno > Son (-4) today to afford it

    3. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mitchell was great while it lasted, but time to move on..

  3. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    2 risers nice!

    Up to 101.3 tv.

    Any good?

    Having a pretty average start otherwise!

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      the max has gone up to 103

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      meaningless ...it’s points that matter 😉

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      nice TV, could be handy for second half of the season

    4. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Good TV. 101.6 here

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      292 pts and 101.7 TV im happy.

  4. thorvaldsson
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any chance Werner drops even further looking to purchase!

    1. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yes but not now, maybe after he's showing form
      the one to buy if you're looking at Chelsea player now is Chilwell and Havertz

  5. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Chilwell or Semedo?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I got Chills.
      He’s multiplying
      And I’m control
      Coz the point he’s supplying
      Are electrifying

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dang this page needs an edit button. Losing control. Losing.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Castagne!

    3. SmasherLagru
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chilwell

    4. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I've gone chilwell as I have saiss ad don't fancy the double up, on wc, but Chelsea don't fill me with massive confidence so who knows may tinker and get Castagne

    5. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA | Chilwell | PVA
      Salah | Son | JRod | Grealish
      Kane | DCL | Maupay

      Steer | KWP | Bissouma | Mitchell

      WC. 0.6 ITB

      Any advises? Please help on below:

      A. Kane + Grealish as it is
      B. Sterling + Watkins

      1. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        a

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      3. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pick 2

      A. pulisic
      B. Grealish
      C. hamez

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        AC

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          My thoughts too ; thanks

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 16 days ago

          AB

        • Latetotheparty
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ac

        • De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Point predictions for Son this weekend? Cheers guys.

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I think he'll return but won't haul big.
            So 1goal/assist and like 7-10 points

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Thanks guys!

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            4

          3. Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            probably 2 points
            Kane will get the max points this week

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          is Jorginho nailed ?

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No

          2. abhirup780
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Having missed the DCL train so far somehow, seriously looking at Richarlison now! They're almost the same price and Rich could come good being on pens and would be a massive differential..
          Still think he's the better footballer but not owning DCL just seems scary

          1. GREEN JUMPERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            DCL plays center forward in a team creating chances

          2. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Still time to jump on board imo. He will outscore Rich this season

          3. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'm thinking double up

          4. Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            i think DCL has improved a lot and got good positioning and also good header skill so looks like he's the best pick so far until Richarlison improve his finishing

            There's also a chance that DCL can be their pen taker later if he keeps on racking up goals. I assume Carlo will back him up to be the top scorer just like they did with Ings at Saints

          5. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            The argument better footballer is not really relevant to fpl is it?

        • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          So Kdb is injured?

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            many transferring him out

          2. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Apparently. Definitely wait for pressers

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I've decided to ignore IB news.
            Will wait for Manager Press conference

          4. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Not 100% convinced it's a real injury, but does make it easier to do my planned KDB/Jimi/Podence to Kane/Hammes/Grealish moves

            1. Birds of Prey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              makes sense. I dropped Podence, if Sterling is also out, who plays up top?

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Mahrez and/or Foden, I imagine.

          5. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Doesn’t that make foden more appealing?

          6. Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            based on what Belgium is saying that it's a precautionary measure and not classified as injured yet, there's a good chance that he'll make it this weekend

        • Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A) Saiss
          B) Castagne

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Probably B for his attacking throat

            1. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Threat*

          2. Latetotheparty
              1 month, 16 days ago

              B

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Son knee jerkers punished if kdb is injured

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I thought you won't be annoying in IBs.

            2. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Not if you did KDB -> Son

            3. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              If you sold Werner to get Son you cant be punished...

          4. Reyson
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            on WC.
            martinez
            lamptey saiss chilwell
            salah son pulisic hamez
            dcl vardy(C) maupay

            subs: steer Asm mitchell kwp

            gtg?

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Not sure I would have Vardy on a wc - his underlying stats are not that good

            2. Latetotheparty
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Vardy to kane

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Glad Wilson is back at 6.5M

            4. Saïss doesn't mat…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              strling or kdb?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                both maybe injured ?

              2. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Sterling, more goal threat

              3. AC Yew
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Anyone know how long Allison is expected out for?

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  6 weeks I think

                2. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Mid of next month.

              4. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                How’s this wildcard looking:

                Martinez Button
                Robertson Chilwell Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
                Salah KDB Son James Stephens
                DCL Ings Brewster

                0 itb

                Thanks

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  get rid of Mitchell

              5. fjb07
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Hi All,

                I want to keep one of the following players as a good defensive option for the GW5.. need some opinions on whos the best pick here..

                Justin ( AVL H )
                Taylor ( WBA A )
                Mitchell ( BHA H )

              6. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                A few questions.

                A) play James, Taylor or Mitchell? (Terrible options i know)

                B) Podence or Brewster?

                C) anyone know why Son not on captain poll?

                Thanks

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Taylor
                  Podence
                  nooo idea but read they haven't done a poll for this week yet?

                  1. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Ah ok thanks

              7. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Any news on when Ferguson could be back for Palace?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Next year I think

                  1. Vazza
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Are you serious mate?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        It doesn’t look positive - think they are still considering offering Clyne a contract to have more cover at RB

                2. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Kdb > bale

                  1. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Doubt he starts

                3. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Thought on below WC team? 0 ITB

                  Martinez
                  Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
                  Son,Kdb,Salah,Grealish
                  Maupay,Wilson,DCL

                  Steer Dallas,Mithcel,Stephens

                  1. Vazza
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Might be too early to bring in PvA. Otherwise looks good

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Dallas will come in if he not played.

                    • Thescaff
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      You've completed it mate

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        thanks mate

                    • Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Good team.
                      Wish i still had my WC

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        When you used the wildcard and your current team?

                    • Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Love the PVA punt - outside chance he is on penalties

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        yes , if he is not play, dallas will enter.

                  2. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Repost

                    How’s this wildcard looking:

                    Martinez Button
                    Robertson Chilwell Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
                    Salah KDB Son James Stephens
                    DCL Ings Brewster

                    0 itb

                    Thanks

                    1. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Decent

                    2. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Personally I’d drop ings for Wilson

                      Bring in Bowen for stephens

                      Get rid of Mitchell for Ferguson

                  3. Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Robbo Chilwell Castagne Saiss
                    Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish
                    DCL Kane Bamford

                    This 443 would mean benching either Bamford or a defender each week.

                    Better to have Wilson/Maupay upfront and a first bench of Lamptey or Bissouma or someone like that?

                    1. Chelsea91
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      try to play three at the back.

                    2. Blzbobuk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I think it’s good - worth resisting template with formation . If you have an injury it’s still a good team. You can also rest a defender in tough games(whatever they are anymore). Yes you can squeeze a bit more money out to maybe get a rotating keeper but I like every player there.

                  4. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Who's everyone captaining this week?

                    Currently on Son but tempted by DCL.

                    Also have KDB but have no faith on him at mo.

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Son now with KDB injured

                      1. Weasel Boy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Same but I think KDBs injury is just a IB injury.

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          It almost certainly is but there is enough there for me not to risk the captaincy on him

                        2. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Ib injuries occur before the int break

                          This however seems precautionary

                    2. Chelsea91
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Salah

                    3. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Enda Stevens

                    4. De Gea is GOAT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Also tempted by DCL.

                    5. teneighty
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Between Son and Salah for me.

                    6. Latetotheparty
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Kane son vc

                    7. Reyson
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      anyone on WC with no Hamez? he will be back quite late due to International?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        He won’t be at his freshest but booking in a transfer on a WC isn’t a good idea. Just get the team you want long term.

                        1. Reyson
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          deciding between him or zaha/grealish

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Rodriguez - performing like a 10m option at the moment

                      2. Latetotheparty
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Benching him, not 100% convinced by him, but the value is hard to ignore

                      3. Francescoli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        2FT and 0.3 in the bank. No idea what to do here! halp!

                        Ryan
                        James TAA Taylor Saiss
                        KDB Sterling Salah Podence
                        Jimenez DCL

                        Walton Brewster Burke Mitchell

                        1. Weasel Boy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          KDB/Sterling > Son
                          James > Chilwell?

                          1. Francescoli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yeah I had that down as an option. However, not sure whether Sterling or KDB is the one to remove due to being flagged.

                      4. ipis
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        My WC is currently this

                        Martinez - McCarthy
                        Chillwell - Saiss - Castagne - Mitchell - Bellerin
                        Son - Salah - Grealish - JRod - Jorginho
                        DCL - Kane - Wilson

                        Any suggestions or good to go?

                        1. Weasel Boy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Very nice

                        2. De Gea is GOAT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Very nice. I personally wouldn't have Jorginho and Wilson.

                      5. gergin
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Bench one:

                        A) Podence (lee)

                        B) Justin (AV)

                        C) Mitchell (BHA)

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          C