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. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Need to ship out JWP, think I've whittled it down to three.

    A) McGinn
    B) Trossard
    C) Pereria

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

      B

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

      B

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

      A

    4. wilson007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    5. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    6. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cheers all.

    7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B followed by C

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

      A

    9. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tros

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

    A) Chilwell, Rodriguez
    B) Saiss, Pulisic

    Best option?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A so long as Chilwell cleared to play.

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

        This

    2. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A by miles
      Pulisic is going to be eased into the line up may not even start next couple of games

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

    Highest current team value anyone has WITHOUT having played WC?

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

      Not sure it makes a huge difference...maybe helped avoid a few drops...my guess would be around 101.2 for them

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

        Magnus Carlsen was already 101.4 at the last deadline with no WC played. Someone must be approaching 102 by now.

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

          I’ll be at 102.2 by this weekend, but I played the WC in GW3

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

            Good to know. I figure playing it early might gain people 1m or so. I could be at 101.3 by the deadline if Salah, Rodriguez, DCL, Saiss, Mitchell all rise and none of my players fall.

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

              I think it’s more about making the right choices and not bringing in players that end up falling...luck involved as well

  4. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Surprise Motherfu****.

    Dexter is back !

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

      You mean as in the serial killer? If so good news after unsatisfactory conclusion

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yup

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

      I was so happy when his sister died, she was annoying

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not annoying like Skyler White

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

          Are you just now watching shows that everyone else saw 10 years ago?

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dont get it? I watched Dexter few years ago and 9th season incoming next year.

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

              Maybe it’s still on, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about it in ages...the original show ended in 2013

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I talked about it imo because of this :

                https://twitter.com/SHO_Dexter/status/1316468804378079234?s=19

  5. wilson007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Taylor Mitchell Vinagre*
    Salah KDB* JRod Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Martial* DCL

    Does KDB, Martial -> Son, Kane (-4) make sense?

    I havent used WC yet and I am thinking the next IB might be a good time.

    Based on the next 4 fixtures alone, plus form.. I think this makes sense?

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks guys

    1. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I hate point hits but in this rare case think it could actually make sense

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

      Isn’t Martial suspended anyway for the next 3?
      If so then of course it’s worth it

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

    1. Zaha & TAA
    2. Grealish & TAA
    3. Rodriguez & Robertson
    4. Ziyech & Robertson
    5. Kane & 4.5 defender (not KWP, Dallas or Lamptey)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3

    2. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      5

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3

  7. fusen
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Has anyone seen a team that has purposely tried to get the lowest team value possible?

    Considering the number of price drops that have happened, if you were willing to just rack up the hit points it seems like you could go down to about 70-80 million

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

    Zaha owners, sticking by or switching?

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

      Looks good for the foreseeable with his fixtures

    2. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      why would you switch now when he has a great run of fixtures?

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

        Because there are better options

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

    Which option?

    A) Saiss Watkins
    B) Dallas Wilson

    1. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      very close, i'd say A

      1. baines is god
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        can you get Mitro instead of Watkins?

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

          Yeah but don’t want Mitro

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

          Why would you do that? I was pleased to finally sell Mitro this week, I feel lucky I got any points out of him at all given how ineffectual Fulham’s attack is. I guess he could do ok the next couple, but Watkins looks a much better option

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

    Thoughts on my WC side?

    Johnstone, Forster
    Robbo, KWP, Dallas, Lamptey, Douglas
    Sterling, Salah, Grealish, Barnes, Stephens
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    0.4 itb

    1. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why WBA keeper when WBA don't look remotely like keeping a clean sheet?

      Save money on Robertson, Liverpool have toughish fixtures and don't look defensively sound.

      I know Dallas is 3.9 but do you really wanna waste a defensive slot when you've already got Stephens wasting a midfield slot.

      City tough fixtures, Sterling not essential but I understand if you want differential to KDB it makes sense.

      Using the Robbo money you might be able to get Son in there instead of Barnes and get a proper defender other than Douglas

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

        How is Stephens wasting a midfield slot? He's the cheapest playing midfielder at 4.4.

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

        Because all the 4.5 GK's are beyond Garbage

        At least Johnstone has been getting 6+ saves a game

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

        I do agree Liverpool have looked poor defensively. But I do think (for structure purposes) that it is important to have one of Robbo/TAA on WC.

        How is Stephens wasting a midfield spot? He's a fodder mid, that's his job. He'll get 2 points every week and I'm fine with that.

    2. Dichio24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice. Have you considered downgrading Grealish to Barkley, and upgrading Barnes to Pulisic?

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

        I have not but that's honestly a good idea, might look into it

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

      Much prefer Brewster and Foden to Maupay and filth.

      1. baines is god
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wilder's already said Brewster will be eased in so won't start

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

          no he didn't, he said he'll be involved. Besudes can start Foden anyway

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

        I prefer Trossard over Foden tbh, and I prefer Maupay over Trossard

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

          So would you move Foden to Trossard or Wood to Maupay this week?

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

    Hows this Wilcard ?

    Ryan Forster
    TAA Saiss Konsa Dallas Douglas
    Sterling Salah Rodriguez Grealish
    Kane DCL Brewster

    Thanks

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

      Are you ashamed of your 5th mid?

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

        yes...its Stephens* haha

    2. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      you're a midfielder short

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

        Stephens... oops

        1. baines is god
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          i like it although you do have 3 players, a defender, midfielder and striker, none of whom will likely start

          1. baines is god
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Stephens will start but no chance of more than 3 points i mean

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

            true yeah... do you not fancy Brewster to start v FUL ?

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

              He will.

              1. baines is god
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                evidence?

                Wilder says he needs time to get match fitness up.

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

                  Then they have liv city chel so not playable for a month

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  He’s been there training, their other options are dire ... he was pulled from thr England U21 squad to focus on his fitness with a view to starting against Fulham.

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

      No Lampety?

      I feel like he's a must on WC.

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

      Who to bench:

      1. Saiss (lee)
      2. Dallas (WOL)
      3. Konsa (lei)
      4. Brewster (FUL)

      thanks

    5. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No Son

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

    McCarthy
    James Stevens Ayling
    Salah Son Bruno Harrison
    Kane(c) Wilson Brewster

    4.0 Soucek Digne Alioski

    Really like my team this week, Stevens been a dodgy pick but hopefully he'll do something although even if he rattles in a hattrick he's turning into PVA by gw6.

    Only question in my mind is whether to start Brewster or Soucek?

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

      Give Brewster a chance, won't get a better fixture

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

        Fixture is good it's just whether he'll get the minutes

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

          Can't imagine why they wouldn't play him. Record transfer, week to bed in, desperately needing goals...

    2. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      James is a rotation risk.
      Really like is a bit strong. Spurs duo are strong. Salah always a threat, the rest of the team looks bang average.
      Brewster won't start.

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

        Leeds ain't bang average and i fancy defence to beat the popular picks

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bang average? C'mon now.

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

        Brewster will play

  13. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is it worth going from this:

    McCarthy
    KWP / TAA / Taylor
    Salah / Son / KDB / Klich / Soucek
    Ings / DCL

    Bench: Mitchell, Justin, Davis

    And wildcarding to this?

    Martinez / 4.0
    TAA / Saiss / KWP / Mitchell / Taylor
    Mane / J.Rodriguez / Zaha / Son / Soucek
    Antonio / DCL / Kane

    1. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      no, your first team is easily strong enough to not need a wildcard

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

        Really? I think my team is lacking? No Kane or J.Rodriguez or Grealish

        1. Dichio24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You have Son and DCL, doubling up is not essential. Grealish has Leicester away, not gonna get 24 points every week. Get Villa assets in GW6 and hold on to your wildcard...and Salah

        2. baines is god
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rodriguez doesn't have great fixtures and Grealish isn't a must have. Kane does look good but Spurs under Mourinho haven't been that high scoring barring Soton and Utd games this year

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

            Yes if you ignore those 11 goals .... lol

  14. UnitedRthebest
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Will Clyne steal Ferguson's position? If so best 4.0 defender? Cheers!

      1. TheMooyBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        There's no starters now so it's just about picking the 2nd choice players or the now 3.9 players. Branthwaite and Nkounko are potential options at Everton

        1. UnitedRthebest
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cheers!

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good ebening lads.

        1 FT and 1.9 ITB. What to do here?

        I will wait till deadline ofc.

        McCarthy
        Ayling-TAA-Justin
        Salah-KdB(C)-Barnes-Havertz
        Mitro-Jimenez-Adams

        Steer-Bavies-Mitchell-Bissouma

        Thinking to do Adams to Maupay but if KdB is out then KdB to Son?

        Thoughts?

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

          If KDB is out, though I don't think he will be, do him to Son. If not, look at replacing Justin imho

      3. zman575
          1 month, 11 days ago

          kdb and foden to son and zaha for a 4 point hit?

          or just kdb to son?

          annoyed i missed sons price rise but he looks like a set and forget this season. so consistent

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I'd definitely try and get Son but a bit wary of KDB punishing sellers this week. The nearer Aguero is to being back, the less inclined I am to sell him

            1. zman575
                1 month, 11 days ago

                is aguero definitely back this week? im keen to get rid of my city as their fixtures are awful and kdb wont score as well as last year. man city are the worst theyve been for years and until their fixtures turn im much more interested in jumping on spurs villa palace everton and wolves assets. even leicester potentially.

                what would you do with foden? hold or -4 to zaha?

                i cant quite get why everyone is going grealish this week

                1. baines is god
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Aguero's not back for ages.
                  Jesus will be soon.
                  Don't take the points hit, just do KDB to Son then Foden to Zaha next week

                  1. zman575
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      was planning on getting grealish next week in for barnes. if im going zaha would want him this week and just cant see foden doing much with sterling kdb aguero and jesus all out. in fact he will probs play cm and zaha always scores vs brighton.

                      1. Hits from the Bong
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Zaha plays better when the transfer window is open

                    • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Where's that Aguero information coming from? He's been in full training since last week.

                      1. baines is god
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        oh really is he expected to play a part on Saturday?

                        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          The usual with Pep where he said Aguero will take a long time to get back to full fitness but if he has been in full training over the last week then you have to assume he's close. Expect Pep to say he CAN play in the presser.

              • noquarternt
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Anyone with any actual proof about Aguero?

                1. zman575
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    aguero is definitely not match fit. hes back in training. people are talking about jesus returning before him. pulisic was back in training for gw 1....

              • Hits from the Bong
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Transfers done for this week. I want to downgrade Justin/Soucek and bring in Grealish for Podence next week, is that the best way to go with this team?

                Martinez
                Chilwell Sais Dallas
                Salah KDB Son Podence
                Kane(c) DCL Wilson

                Steer Soucek Mitchell Justin

                1. zman575
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    i would hold just an dsoucek and downgrade wilson to brewster instead.

                  • baines is god
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Wolves have a couple of decent fixtures after Leeds so I'd keep Podence

                    1. Hits from the Bong
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      True, but they aren't looking at scoring that many and think his place could be under threat from Traoré

                2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Feel like United mids are being overlooked this week. Greenwood in particularly who could play as the 9 or in a front 2 with Martial could be a great pick over the next few GWs. Terrible results vs Spurs but both Ole and the players know that his job is on the line.

                  1. baines is god
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Not a bad shout, Rashford Fernandes and Greenwood all viable options.

                    I definitely agree that everyone's current obsession with Grealish for example is knee-jerk to one ridiculous gameweek for Villa. United will score far more goals than Villa for the rest of the season and that could start vs New

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      There was some Villa fan on here just after the last GW telling people that they were wasting money getting Martinez in when they could get a third (!) Villa attacker - Listen... Freak result against Liverpool is what I'm putting it down to... I can't see them kicking on to score 7 in another game... Maybe I'm seriously underestimating Ollie Watkins.

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Hahaha, not Kiwi Villan per chance?

                        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          The very same man.

                        2. baines is god
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          To be honest FPL's obsession with Villa and Villa assets seems to have extended to the betting markets. They're 7th favourites for the title now!

                          What I've seen in 3 games from them so far, was a 1-0 win over 10 man for 70 minutes Sheffield United.
                          A 3-0 win at Fulham in a game where Fulham had more possession and shots by far.
                          And one freakish game where they scored 7.
                          I need more convincing although I accept with set piece duties Grealish is a very viable option

                          1. waldo666
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            7th line of betting for the title??? Surely you jest, that's outrageous!!

                    2. zman575
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        im a man utd fan and i would strongly advise not touching our players other than bruno with a barge pole. when you add our ridiculous champions league group into the mix why waste the money?

                        grealish is not knee jerk. look at villas fixtures after this week. yes not a great game this week which is why i personally prefer going zaha but next week grealish has unreal fixtures and hes got cracking form too

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

                      I own Rashford and am quietly hoping for something good this week.

                      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        I'd be quietly confident.

                  2. baines is god
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    What chance Mount starts

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

                      90%

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

                    I'd say less and less by the week to be fair.

                  4. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Rodriguez and Salah rising?

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      looks like they should but then Son should have risen twice too lol

                  5. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I know it's a long way off, but which City double-up do you prefer from GW10?

                    A) KDB & Sterling
                    B) KDB & Aguero (if fit).

                    Thinking A but horrible rank so think a gamble on Aguero may be the best way to climb (also likely make some quick money if he starts firing). If I go A I have to start planning transfers now (e.g. Brewster in) as it's almost exact money.

                    1. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A by miles

                      Aguero and Jesus will rotate

                      1. Phil's Stamps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of, never mind Kun's fitness. Thanks.

                  6. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Risers: None

                    Fallers: Vitinha (4.9) Campana (4.9)

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      thanks Raga, Salah and Hamez should have risen going by FPLstats?

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

                        tomorrow

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

                      Merci,
                      Another few days to hope a sneaky rise for Kane or Dunne happens.

                    3. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Excellent! Cheers Ragabolly.

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

                      Cheers Ragabolly!

                    5. Giggs Boson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Cheers Ragababy.

                    6. FPL Egregious
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      0-0

                  7. ClaireT
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Would you WC this team? Or any transfer worth a -4?

                    McCarthy, Button
                    Holding, Justin, TAA, Lascelles, Saiss
                    Salah, Foden, Reed, Son, Pereira
                    DCL, Vardy, Jimi

                    0 FT, 1.7 ITB.

                    1. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Why on earth would you wildcard that strong team?

                      you can get out a strong starting XI this week without a hit. IN future look to upgrade 1 midfielder

                      1. ClaireT
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Thank you 🙂

                  8. Sterling Malory
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    A) Grealish + Mitchell
                    B) Periera + Saiss

                    1. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A but close

                    2. Africa United
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A

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

                      Totally depends on your formation. Mitchell will likely be fodder soon whereas Saiss will presumably be in your starting line up most weeks

                  9. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Who to bench:

                    1. Saiss (lee)
                    2. Dallas (WOL)
                    3. Konsa (lei)
                    4. Brewster (FUL)

                    thanks.

                    1. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      2 or 3, probably 3.

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

                        i reckon that too yeah

                    2. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      3 by miles

                    3. Africa United
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      34 imo

                    4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      3

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

                      Not convinced Brewster will start straight away

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

                    What’s the right move here this week?
                    2 freebies with 0.2itb

                    If Kdb is out I’m likely to move him and Wood to Kane+Grealish/Trossard

                    Otherwise Wood to Wilson/Antonio/Maupay but feel this can wait a week
                    Foden to Trossard perhaps this week?
                    Already own Salah Son Jimenez DCL

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

                      if KDB is out what about straight swap to Sterling ?

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

                        It’s possible but without a striker and Kdb not sure he can do it alone

                  11. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I'm semi regretting pulling the trigger on WC. Liverpool, City look out of sorts, Spurs - I don't fully trust their attackers under Mourinho, Lampard struggling to fit his new signings into starting 11, United, Arsenal - Just no. Wolves look blunt and completely unlike their usual selves, West Ham actually looking somewhat competent... Can't remember a start to FPL with so many question marks.

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      On the other side of that... I haven't had a worse start to FPL so very little consequence to WCing.

                    2. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      so many people WC early cus they wanna have a shot at improving early and if it doesn't they'll just lose interest and give up for the season.

                      It's fair enough you can play the game however you want but so many random unnecessary wildards on here i've seen over last 2 weeks.

                  12. Africa United
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Question Is a Bench Boost justified to cover -8 hit or not worth it ... I mean Bench boost is that important later ? I miss the All Out Attack chip tho

                    1. baines is god
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      what are you talking about?

                      Don't bench boost until there's double fixture gameweeks

                      1. Africa United
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yes that's what I usually do for 10 years ! But this season thinking about being dodgy .. as I never usually have bench keeper and non playing 4.0 Def if that means anything

                  13. Africa United
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I got jRod for 7.5 so is it bad idea to sell him for likes of Zaha/Havertz/etc.. ? Or wrong move ? (Assuming that I'll get DCL/Richa next week )
                    Thanks cheers

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      You've been here 8 years my man. Don't be selling Hamez for Havertz for sure.

                      1. Africa United
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        This year is crazy tho cheers I'm actually thinking of bringing Werner and captain!!!! Watched the Germany Vs Swiss match and Both Werner and Havertz looked sharp .. knee jerking I know !

                      2. Africa United
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Thanks cheers !!

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

                      In same position in WC, tricky but I am keeping JRod I think. And going 352 as think there are a lot of good midfielders, and taking a chance on Brewster. Record signing.

                      1. Africa United
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yea JRod can explode against Liverpool defence for sure ... But Its just the talk about not involving 100% due to fitness issues .. but again can't see how Everton can have a chance without him ..tricky yea

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

                      Transfer window is closed so Zaha is not in the equation (trap).
                      Don’t think there is any benefit right now in selling James. If and when Chelsea mid hits form you can assess