Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures?

With the October international break over, we take our regular frisk of the Premier League fixture list from a Fantasy perspective.

In this feature, we assess the top-flight clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks.

Just exactly what constitutes an “easy” fixture is up for debate at present given what we have witnessed in the opening month of 2020/21.

West Ham United have just put seven goals past the much-fancied Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers without reply; Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been thrashed at least once; last season’s whipping boys Aston Villa are one of just two clubs who are still unbeaten; much like Keith Mandemant, we could go on.

While we wait for some semblance of normality to return, we live in hope that our Season Ticker can still be a good gauge of teams to target and avoid from a fixture schedule perspective.

Although our primary focus will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead in this article, we will scrutinise the longer-term prospects where relevant.

THE STRONG

CRYSTAL PALACE

Next six: BHA | ful | wol |LEE | bur | NEW

Top of our Season Ticker over the next six Gameweeks and beyond, Crystal Palace begin a decent-looking sequence of matches with the M23 derby this weekend.

The three newly-promoted sides then face the Eagles between now Gameweek 11, along with Burnley and Newcastle.

That could be particularly significant as all ten of Palace’s clean sheets last season came in matches against teams who finished 10th or below – a stat we’ve repeatedly bashed you over the head with but a relevant one all the same.

The Eagles aren’t renowned for their goalscoring exploits but Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) et al do face some accommodating defences in the medium term.

Overlooking Wolves, who themselves were thumped by West Ham in Gameweek 3, Palace’s other six opponents from Gameweeks 5-11 have kept just three clean sheets between them so far in 2020/21.

West Brom, Fulham, Brighton, Leeds and Burnley are in the bottom seven for goals conceded, too.

At the other end of the pitch, this would have been a great run of games for budget FPL defender Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) – but with Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) almost back from injury, his time at left-back may be coming to an end.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Next six: WHU| bur | BHA | wba | MCI | che

While a triple-header against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal from Gameweeks 9-11 looks off-putting on paper, Spurs have one of the more appealing runs of matches before the November international break.

Jose Mourinho’s troops face four clubs in Gameweeks 5-8 who are currently ranked 10th or below, with Burnley, Brighton and West Brom registering only one clean sheet between them so far in 2020/21.

Those three teams have shipped a combined 31 goals in 11 league matches to date.

Probably the Lilywhites’ biggest test of the next four Gameweeks comes this weekend, with West Ham revitalised and looking defensively solid since their move to a wing-back system in Gameweek 2.

It’s difficult to second-guess where any clean sheets are coming from in this topsy-turvy campaign but in Burnley and West Brom, Mourinho’s troops are at least facing the two sides who have created the fewest ‘big chances’ so far this season.

ASTON VILLA

Next six: lei | LEE | SOU | ars | BHA | whu

A Gameweek 5 clash with Leicester City doesn’t look like the easiest prospect but after sticking seven goals past the reigning champions a fortnight ago, there’ll be few teams who Aston Villa fear at present.

Time will tell if Villa’s sparkling early-season form is a false dawn or otherwise but their upcoming run of games presents them with a decent opportunity to continue their momentum.

Once the trip to the King Power Stadium is out of the way, the outlook for Dean Smith’s unbeaten side is rosy.

Villa sit top of our Season Ticker from that point up until Boxing Day, with their schedule at home looking particularly welcoming.

Leeds, Southampton, Brighton, Newcastle, Burnley and Crystal Palace are up next for the Villans on their own turf and, as well as some of those teams have done in the opening month of 2020/21, that would still constitute a favourable fixture run in most people’s eyes.

Their away schedule is admittedly less appealing, with the Foxes, Arsenal, an improving West Ham and Wolves next up on the road, but a trip to the Hawthorns rounds off their pre-Christmas campaign on a high.

EVERTON

Next six: LIV | sou | new | MUN | ful | LEE

If we take the liberty to extend the fixture lookahead to seven Gameweeks from now, Everton sit third on our Season Ticker.

The two blobs of red in that run for the Toffees are home matches against Liverpool and Manchester United, two sides that conceded 13 goals between them in a remarkable Gameweek 4.

Everton’s other five matches from Gameweeks 5-11 are against teams currently sitting eighth or below in the embryonic Premier League table, including newly-promoted Fulham and Leeds and winless Burnley.

The Merseyside derby will be the biggest test yet for Carlo Ancelotti’s table-topping troops but, it should be said, here we were ahead of Gameweek 3 wondering if improving Crystal Palace and Brighton sides would pose the Toffees a problem in their upcoming games – and Everton subsequently scored on six occasions.

CHELSEA

Next six:  SOU | mun | bur | SHU | new | TOT

We’re still waiting on the new-look Chelsea to hit full throttle but with Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) returning from injury, perhaps we will finally see the Blues – and the misfiring Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) – realise their true potential.

The upcoming fixtures look positive, as well.

Point-less Burnley and Sheffield United have struggled to so far match the levels they set in 2019/20, while Southampton and Newcastle might be once again set for a season of mid-table obscurity, capable of a fine result one week and then a capitulation the next.

Frank Lampard will be hoping that Manchester United’s current defensive problems remain unresolved, too, when the two sides meet at Old Trafford in Gameweek 6.

Gameweek 10 could be a hopping-off point for those still invested in Werner and co, however, with the fixtures looking decidedly iffy over Christmas and New Year.

ALSO CONSIDER

Perhaps unfairly deprived of their own stand-alone section like the teams above, West Bromwich Albion (BUR | bha | FUL | TOT | mun | SHU) and Fulham (shu | CRY | WBA | whu | EVE | lei) have some enticing matches coming up in the next three Gameweeks especially.

Few of us will be interested in either club’s defences (between them they have conceded an average of three goals per match in 2020/21) but the likes of Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.9m) could prosper before the November international break.

Their respective Gameweek 5 opponents are currently point-less and without a clean sheet in the relegation zone, while the Baggies and the Cottagers will fancy their chances against one another in Gameweek 7.

Fulham’s schedule is pretty grim from Gameweek 8 onwards but West Brom’s fixtures are actually half-decent until mid-December, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle waiting beyond the lookahead in this article.

Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ (lee | NEW | CRY | lei | SOU | ars) supposedly favourable fixture run began in Gameweek 3 but owners of their FPL assets have had limited joy so far, with West Ham putting them to the sword and whipping boys Fulham not rolling over at Molineux.

The schedule for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side also looks a lot tougher on paper from Gameweek 8 onwards but the next four matches on home soil are agreeable, with Newcastle, Palace, Southampton and Villa visiting the West Midlands.

We’ve been here before with Wolves, of course, with Santo’s troops seldom thrashing their opposition and often looking more potent against the so-called “bigger” clubs.

Fixture difficulty scarcely seems to matter to Raul Jimenez (£8.6m), for example: the Mexican averaged 0.62 attacking returns per 90 minutes against the top ten last season and 0.66 against the rest.

A win over Newcastle aside, Brighton and Hove Albion (cry | WBA | tot | BUR | avl | LIV) have not yet had the results that their performances have merited in 2020/21.

An encouraging total of five goals were scored in defeats against Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United, and, despite their tricky start, only three sides have carved out more ‘big chances’ than the Seagulls.

Two sides without a clean sheet to their name, West Brom and Burnley, are up in the next three Gameweeks, although games against Spurs, Liverpool and surprise package Aston Villa may see interest remain modest in the excellent Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m).

THE WEAK

WEST HAM UNITED

Next six: tot | MCI | liv | FUL | shu| AVL

There aren’t really any Premier League clubs with disastrous fixture schedules over the next six Gameweeks as a whole, as illustrated by the team currently bottom of our Season Ticker.

West Ham may have a tricky-looking triple-header up next but from Gameweek 8 onwards, the situation looks far more positive.

In Spurs, Manchester City, Liverpool and Aston Villa, the Hammers will be facing the only four teams who have better shots-per-game averages than themselves.

David Moyes’ side have been excellent since a Gameweek 2 switch to a wing-back system, however, and they defeated Leicester and Wolves by a combined 7-0 scoreline immediately before the international break.

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) has already bagged goals against the Foxes and Arsenal this season, to go with strikes against Chelsea and Manchester United after the springtime lockdown ended.

ARSENAL

Should FPL managers sell Aubameyang ahead of Arsenal's tough fixture run? 4

Next six: mci | LEI | mun | AVL | lee | WOL

Having already squared off against Liverpool and Sheffield United in their last two games, Arsenal face another six of last season’s top ten clubs between now and Gameweek 12.

Two trips to Manchester in the next three Gameweeks would be of immediate concern but the slowly improving Gunners will be quietly optimistic, given that their foes in the north-west have had a stuttering start to 2020/21.

Still, the fact remains that the Gunners sit bottom of our Season Ticker up until the end of November.

Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) will undoubtedly pick up points and attacking returns against their forthcoming opposition; it’s just how many, and whether investing in or retaining the services of an FPL asset so pricey is justifiable given that he isn’t likely to be backed with the armband even when a much-improved Aston Villa head to north London in Gameweek 8.

MANCHESTER CITY

Next six: ARS | whu| shu| LIV | tot | BUR

With only one league win to their name, yellow flags appearing on Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and a tricky fixture run to come between now and Gameweek 10, Manchester City aren’t flavour of the month in FPL at present.

This is when Pep Guardiola’s side usually punish those of little faith and it’s only two Gameweeks ago that many of the early Wildcarders were constructing their squads around the Citizens, following an impressive showing in their season-opening game at Molineux.

The return of Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.4m) from injury will also add more firepower up top, while the capture of Ruben Dias (£5.5m) may go a long way to resolving the chronic right-sided problem at centre-half.

Still, the upcoming fixtures may mean that City have to regain top form the hard way, with Arsenal making strides under Mikel Arteta, West Ham a surprisingly tough nut to crack since the move to a 3-4-3, and Liverpool and Spurs to follow on either side of the November international break.

ALSO CONSIDER

Southampton (che | EVE | avl | NEW | wol | MUN) and Leeds United (WOL | avl | LEI| cry | ARS | eve) will both be facing the only two unbeaten sides in the division over the next six Gameweeks, in the form of Everton and Aston Villa.

That compounds a run of games against traditionally trickier opposition, with the Saints also facing Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester United, and Leeds entertaining Wolves, Leicester and Arsenal at Elland Road.

Leeds have already gone toe to toe with last season’s top two, of course, and didn’t look out of place against either Liverpool or Manchester City.

Danny Ings (£8.5m) meanwhile scored seven goals in 12 meetings with his next six opponents in 2019/20.

Budget midfielder Burke starts up front for Sheffield United in Leeds derby clash

Sheffield United (FUL | liv | MCI | che | WHU | wba) have neither form nor fixtures on their side over the next five Gameweeks, with the exception of the visit of struggling Fulham this weekend.

So defensively solid in 2019/20, the Blades have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and face tough tests beyond the visit of the Cottagers: their Gameweek 6-9 opponents are all in the top seven for shots per game.

This will be a decent audition period for Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), at least, with Sheffield United’s fixtures improving slightly after the November international break.

Finally, a word on Brewster’s former club.

An Alisson-less (£6.0m) Liverpool defence (eve | SHU | WHU| mci | LEI | bha) will face two of the division’s top-scoring teams in the next five Gameweeks, as well as a West Ham side who have hit seven in their last two matches and an always-dangerous Manchester City outfit.


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556 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    don't you just feel so happy when you find a player having amazing underlying stats and is being overlooked completely by almost everyone.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mané???

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        nah, he has 0.XX EO

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah he's called Che Adams...

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        haha, kicked that trap out last GW

    3. Reacher
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mount?

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        nah, and with Puli and Ziyech fit, I don't think so Mount is going to be explosive.

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah, the only thing is, when these type of players show up on my tables, it's usually a small sample size, which can be risky.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        well, I guess if most of your team is sound, and kinda template, and you're experimenting with one of your bench spots, I guess it's low risk and high reward.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah, for sure. I went really early with Sarr and Harvey Barnes last season and it worked out pretty well. Buendia not so much 🙂

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It will feel good when I buy Pulisic after the pressers. Using last season's stats counts, right? 😉

      Ziyech played 30 mins and assisted for Morocco, so he's not far off. I think Chelsea will be a different team when he plays.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm thinking of it, still need to give them a couple of games, for them to gel together. They've been really uncoordinated.

    6. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah Almiron and Redmond

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    With 3 flagged players any changes you would make to squad for hit? Or is bench OK to cope? 0 m in bank

    Martinez
    TAA Saïss Chilwell*
    Salah KDB* Son (c) Foden
    Jiménez DCL Brewster

    Forster Podence Lamptey* Mitchell

    1. Zrinkec
        1 month, 11 days ago

        good enough bench.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wait until friday night. Im in same position and hoping for hints when its getting closer. First plan was to save but unsure

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wouldn’t worry about flags anymore, Son at 25% scoring a brace has taught me that

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Unless it’s a red flag

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Lacazette scored against United with a red flag in his 1st season.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Amazing, I don’t remember that

    2. Zrinkec
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Martinez/Forster
        Robertson/CHilwell/Semedo/Dallas/Ferguson
        Salah/Son/Grealish/Zaha/SOucek
        Kane/DCL/Maupay

        Looks like i am going with this on wc.

        1. MARVELLUS
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Whoa. Very similar to my WC front 8. Currently got JROD instead of Zaha, who I had at first but is often a letdown. Good luck.

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Tempted to go Brewster, and get a 5th good mid? May go Foden/Brewster instead of Soucek/Maupay.

      • NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone fancy getting Kun in?

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No minutes in argentina or man c yet

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hardly straight in but one to monitor

      • Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lads
        Highest scoring midfielders regardless of cost this gw
        Wc active
        All buds no dust

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Pulisic 15 pointer

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not a bad shout at all, if he starts.

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          The usual... Son, Salah, De Bruyne (if fit), Sterling.

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            How you feeling about Timo this week Tom ? KDB is my first choice for the captaincy but if he remains a doubt I may look past him and Sterling to give the armband to Werner. With some key players returning to fitness + good form from Kai and Werner during the IB I have a feeling this could be a decent game for Chelsea.

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Harvey Barnes, because I sold him

          1. Ramsays Raw Steak
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sounds about right

        4. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Salah KDB Son Pulisic

        5. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Pereira, Auba, van de Beek, Tielemans

      • Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        On wildcard worth going Ferguson over Mitchell for longer-term starts?

        Any palace fans on here wise to Ferguson’s likelihood to start over Ward?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ferguson is too much of a risk. I'm pretty sure they signed Clyne today too.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          They just gave Clyne a short term contract so it doesn’t look great for Ferguson minutes any time soon.

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Hadn’t seen Clyne news, thanks

        3. Thescaff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Question is how long term.
          Roy said he'd only sign Clyne if ferguson was a long term doubt. So it doesn't bode well

      • Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Fantastic performance by Fraser and McGinn tonight. Fraser took his goal very well.

        Scotland deserve credit. Unbeaten in over a year and a great result against a full-strength Czech Republic.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          They've got a pretty decent group up there now - Fraser, McGinn, Robertson, Tierney, Fleck, McBurnie...

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I think I'm gonna do it again.

        Havertz (c). The theory is to captain the player with the best fixture with a high ceiling.

        He's the only one that really checks the boxes. West Ham are looking really good. I'm not super sold on that being a good fixture for Spurs. Aww man. After 5 weeks my most captained player could be Havertz lol.

        1. stxrty
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I'm going Puli. (C)

          • The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            It's not a bad option and kudos to you if it works.. I've got him in my w/c team, but I don't think I'm brave enough to make him captain.

          • The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Salah cappers just sat here raising an eye brow

          • FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Poor choice

            Salah has the highest odds of a goal return this week along with Vardy from the bookies.

            Havertz could as easily start from the bench as return (Pulisic and Ziyech are back), i think he will start but chelsea dont yet have an attacking functional system

            People make this game way too complicated.

            Pick the elite players who will return the most points over a season and captain from that pool for 99% of times. Havertz who just this week admitted the league has been much more of a physical struggle at home to a decent soton team is not the 1% you bet against the house.

            Plus didnt you in knee jerk fashion move very early to get spurs players in ?

          • TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Go for it Camzy, I reckon he's a decent pick this week.

        2. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hi guys. I know I may have asked this before, but who do you think is the best budget midfielder in the 5.5 bracket?

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thank you!

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

            McGinn? Neto?

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Mcginn is a quite a tempting one actually!

              1. SmasherLagru
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Im wantin mcginn

        3. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just saw the FPL blackbox, seems Mark is the only one ive seen besides myself calling a comfortable Liverpool win and clean sheet.

          Hamez and DCL will be benched for Brewster and Ayling

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Benching DCL or Hamez is madness. ofc Liverpool could win and keep a CS but there's no reason to think Everton can't score here and both could be amongst the points.

        4. singin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dallas or Ayling? Seem so equal, stats seem to tip it slightly towards Dallas but not sure how often he'll be able to play midfield from now on

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dallas when they play against teams who have wingbacks (SHU, Wolves/ possibly Arsenal). Otherwise Ayling

            So this week Dallas will probably play in the midfield zone and Ayling maybe a cb part of a back 2/3

            1. singin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Brighton as well, yeah I might go Dallas then! Is it true when he's in midfield it's only in a DM position so it doesn't affect it too much?

              1. Will J 256
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Dallas personally but only just!

        5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ramsdale (Fabri)
          TAA,Dier,Taylor,Mitchell (KWP)
          Salah,KDB,Hamez,H.Barnes (Bissouma)
          Mitrovic,Werner (Adams)

          2FT, £1.3 ITB

          A) Werner to Kane (save FT)
          B) KDB+Bissouma to Son+Pulisic (for free)

          1. Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B looks really tempting tbh

            we gotta wait for the friday press conferences 😉

            1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I have the exact cash for it, would hate to be priced out of the move!

          2. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Definitely not A.

            1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              why not? about to make the move!

        6. Alchim1sT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A little RMWCT would be appreciated 😉 and yes kind of template and dependend on injury news

          Martinez, 4,0
          Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss, Ayling/Dallas, 4,0
          Salah, KDB/Sterling, Son, Pulisic, Soucek
          DCL, Maupay, Watkins

          0,1 ITB

          Maupay to Antotnio for GW 8 on the horizon ... am i missing something? Yes Pulisic is a punt, but i can easily "run away" (shoutout to Joe) to Hamez, Grealish or whoeever emerges in that bracket

          Another version had Kane upfront instead of Watkins with KDB swapped to Grealish ... at least for the next 4
          Feedback highly appreciated

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            GTG

            Would not do the double Spurs and no City option.

        7. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do many people have a watchlist with 20 different midfielders on it like they showed on BlackBox? In what way do you find it helpful to do this?

        8. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Last quick question guys! First to three! Which one do you prefer out of these options?
          1. Mcginn
          2. Harrison
          3. Klich

          1. Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1 at the moment 😉

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              That’s where I am leaning!

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            3

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              On pens as well!

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I agree, I would want in on the Leeds attack and he may be the best route (although I'm not sure we know for sure who is yet).

              1. SmasherLagru
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                1

        9. EgyptianKing
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do you think Dier will be ok for sunday?

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

            he’ll always be Dire

            1. EgyptianKing
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Need at least a CS from him! ahah

        10. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          How frequently will Aurier play? Is he first choice for his position? Very low ownership and has some great fixtures. He would be a good differential for my team in my mini league

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Should continue to rotate with Doherty

        11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Anyone who knows about fplstatistics - which score (out of 100) should I be worried about a fall/rise with? For example, is KDB safe until tomorrow night with -43?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes, he's safe. Someone would probably have to be at least 80% at this time of night, with only 3 hours left before the price changes.

          2. JJeyy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If they have have around 95 to 100 + or - they have a chance of falling or rising

        12. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A. Robertson and Mc Ginn
          Or
          B. Chilwell and Grealish

          1. JJeyy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B

          2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B by a good margin on current form

          3. @FPLMason
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B

          4. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A but with Barkley?

        13. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Chilwell, Reguilon, Robertson, Lampety, Masuaku

          Thoughts on this back Line? It’s for rotation and good bench options.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not too shabby

            I think robbo, pva, saiss, cresswell and lamptey out scores it tho

            1. JJeyy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yes might go Saiss and Cresswell over Chilwell and Masuaku, bit concerned on Wolves defensive numbers though, dropped off hugely

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I hear you - need a few more games when teams start to settle

                I fancy spurs to keep some CS but who plays which games is frustrating

                Instead I think I’ll more James on for PVA next game week if he’s back - fixtures are gold and palace are solid

          2. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Are you going 4/5 at the back?

            A bit wasteful perhaps?

            If you're 3 at the back, it's way too much.

            1. JJeyy
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              3 atb. Just have extra cash and want good bench considering circumstances

        14. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Reasonably quick. Well done.

          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            that's what she said last night

            1. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              😀

        15. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Salah or Son captain?

        16. Alex1995
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A) Grealish & Kane
          B) Sterling/KDB & Antonio

          I have Son already

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Until GW9, A.

        17. davies
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Watkins the best budget striker?

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            No, obviously Brewster at 4.5m is the best budget striker.

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

              best is different then most

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                That's not true though is it?

                There is usually a reason something is most popular.

                Maybe you're trying to be too clever.

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

                  Brewster is the cheapest. (The most budget, not most owned)....but if he doesn’t score he isn’t the best...if he gets 10 points over the next 5 weeks, and Watkins gets 40, then Watkins would be the best budget striker...maybe you aren’t clever enough

          2. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Watkins or Mitrovic for a playing striker below 6.0

            1. Wılly
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Brewster for first sub forward

        18. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rodriguez's career has pretty much been an anti-climax since his goal against Uruguay six years ago. Yip, he accrued 13 goals & 13 assists when he was flung to the fore in his first season at Real Madrid but since then he hasn't come anywhere near those returns even when playing for Bayern against diddy teams in Germany. What I'm saying is this...now that he's playing for one of those aforementioned diddy teams, surely the honeymoon's just about over and a series of 2 & 3 pointers are incoming?

          1. kevchenko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            What an odd post.

            What on earth is a honeymoon? What are you actually talking about?

            1. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              FF aside, are you that young that you do not know what a honeymoon is? Jeez, I must be getting old!

              1. kevchenko
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                No, I'm talking about your post, as I've replied to it.

                You're using the term honeymoon, for James Rodriguez...... explain to me why the honeymoon was this first 4 games?

                Why isn't the honeymoon 2 games, or 8 games?

                It's nonsense.

                1. The Hunt
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  "any new relationship characterized by an initial period of harmony and goodwill"

                  It's an old fashioned saying young man. Ask Mum & Dad about it.

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

              Basically he wrote a nonsensical post to say he thinks JRod had a few lucky games and it won’t continue

              1. The Hunt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Must have made some sense then!

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

                  I work with developmentally disabled kids 🙂

                  1. The Hunt
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I manage well paid adults who couldn't put a nut in a monkey's mouth. Touche!

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

                      Seriously though, I don’t think there’s is necessarily a correlation between his success in the past and his current situation...his positioning, players around him and team’s style of play could all make him a solid FPL pick

                      1. The Hunt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yeah, quite possibly. Perhaps Madrid/Munich was outwith his comfort zone and he might have found his niche at Everton. I'm a wildcarding owner btw! 😆

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

                          I don’t have him, but he seems a solid pick...not sure I’d bring him in for this week, partially because of his late return from Chile

          2. Gr3g
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Or he might be a big fish in a small pond now

            1. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I guess that's what I answered to Seangula above. Jeez, I might have to keep him after this thread!

        19. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Coming back to things, she still looking ok? 0.3 ITB 0FT (swapped Werner Foden for Son DCL start of the IB, hopefully doesn’t come back to bite yet!)

          Martinez (Steer)
          Robbo Saiss Lamptey* (Taylor Mitchell)
          Salah KDB* Son(c) JRodriguez Podence
          DCL Jimenez (Davis)

          Podence could be next out the door. Monitoring Chelsea now they have their best XI available. Thanks all 🙂

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Looks fine. I guess there’s a small chance you could up with 10 players if PVA is thrown straight back in, but I doubt that will happen (I’m banking on Mitchell too), and surely one of Lamptey or KDB will play. You may want to take a hit if any more injury or Covid issues emerge though

        20. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Martinez (Steer)
          TAA Lamptey Dallas (KWP Mitchell)
          Salah Sterling Son Pulisic Zaha
          DCL Antonio (Brewster)

          TAA, Zaha and Brewster are the moveable parts.
          If I get another 0.3 I can opt for Maupay but I think I'd prefer to save the FT.

          TAA, Zaha, Brewster can be Taylor, Stephens Kane for example.
          Thoughts on current team?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            GTG

        21. Puyol Pants Up
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Trossard + 0.5 mil or Maupay on WC?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Maupay between them imo - pens and more options in mid

            1. Puyol Pants Up
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Another way to re-word it is:

              Trossard + Brewster or Maupay + Stephens

              3-5-2 vs 3-4-3

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Maupay

          2. tyron
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Trossard

        22. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Annoying not viably being able to fit in Salah KDB Son JRod DCL Jimenez CHEmid as a front 7 hehe

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

            Well, KDB won’t play this week and JRod will start on the bench, so problem solved, You’re welcome.

        23. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Seen a few saying West Ham too good to bother getting Spuds in. Fine but please don't point to Spuds 0 Everton 1 as a reason to avoid them when West Ham lost 2-0 to Newcastle that same gameweek