Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 5?

Jan Sienkiewicz was the king of the Fantasy Premier League captaincy in 2019/20, scoring a whopping 657 points from the armband, the second-highest in the whole world. He’s here to help once again, this time assessing the Gameweek 5 options.


The first international break of the 2020/21 season has given Fantasy managers plenty of time to weigh up captaincy decisions for the upcoming
Gameweek 5.

October 4, 2020 will come down as one of the most remarkable days in Premier League history, as the two most successful teams in English football conceded 13 goals combined.

However, despite the heavy 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) still came away with a 13-point return and is once again favoured by Fantasy managers.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane (£10.6m) and Heung-Min Son (£9.1m) are tipped to deliver against West Ham United on the back of an impressive victory at Old Trafford.

As per usual, the Captain Sensible article previews the most important upcoming games and assesses each of the best options, while also using data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.

Captain Poll

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Liverpool’s Salah, as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane and Son, appear to be the three players at the centre of this week’s debate – with the trio gaining a combined 63.9% of our users’ votes in the Captaincy Poll.

Further down the list, Manchester City midfielders Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m, 6.4% of votes) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m, 3.1%) have not gained a lot of attention ahead of their match against Arsenal. Similarly, it seems like, despite the impressive form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, 5.1%) and Richarlison (£7.9m, 3.5%), Fantasy managers are wary of an ongoing goal drought by the Toffees in the Merseyside derby matches of recent years.

Surprisingly, none of the Chelsea or Manchester United assets are being
considered by the majority of our voters. Are we perhaps overlooking some
exciting picks? Let’s have a look at this week’s crucial fixtures.

Key Matches

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

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  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Dallas or KWP?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What would Debbie do?

      1. Seanigula
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        don’t be dirty, Sanchez

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Tell me.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
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          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Join the Dallas Buyers Club

  2. GW4 Review
    BigManBakar
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    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The Review - GW 4

    Hi everyone, welcome to “The Review” where I look back on the key numbers of GW 4 with a look ahead to the football to be played after the international break:

    (Data taken from FFScout with consent)

    1) Should faith be shown in Wolves assets?

    I start with what is perhaps the most trickiest question of the week. The Wolves attacking options seemed really attractive a couple of weeks ago but have not delivered according to expectations. Wolves do have a good run of fixtures though (lee CRY SOU lei SOU) so it’s a tricky situation.

    Raúl Jiménez is the kind of player you know what you’d get from – a low ceiling but consistency. Wolves were in the top six for big chances last year so their assets don’t turn into bad options overnight. What worries me about Jiménez though is that he was the most prolific forward in terms of creating big chances last year, which seems to be missing in his game this season. At £8.5m he will continue to tick, but I think there are cheaper options like Maupay and Watkins who might match him for significantly cheaper.

    A quick glance through the Wolves fan forums tells me that Daniel Podence might be at risk for his starting position too. The fans think a formation change might be imminent and Wolves could shift to a 3-5-2 to allow for greater control in midfield. This might be worrying for Podence as Adama is already waiting on the bench while Neto’s been in form having scored not only for Wolves but then for Portugal too. Watch this space!

    I think Nelson Semedo is the Wolves defender to own. Semedo seemed really keen on getting forward and had a big chance vs Fulham that was saved from point blank range by Areola. Semedo recorded the highest number of final third touches than any other player on the field in the game and was unlucky to come out of that game without any attacking returns. Roman Saïss’ position in the Wolves first team might also be under threat with Marçal regaining fitness soon. 

    2) Are Kane and Son worth doubling up on, and who is better?

    The pair of Spurs attackers have impressed every FPL manager so far this season. Spurs have been best in the league for big chances, xG and non-penalty xG which highlights their threat from open play since the season has started. 

    Son Heung-Min has been at the end of six big chances and is highest in the league for big chances. However, it’s worth noting that Son recorded all of these big chances in the games against Southampton and Man United – teams who played a high line. Even though he hit the post twice from distance against Newcastle, his underlying stats in the 45 minutes he played were poor (no shot inside the box registered) as he didn’t find space to run through. I use the Newcastle game as a template for sign of things to come, because Spurs are expected to play such deep lying defences in their upcoming games (WHM bur BHA wba). Son is too good a player not to get points in these games though, so I’m sure he’ll get some points even though I don’t think his ceiling is that high.

    Harry Kane has been in supreme form lately. Kane was very unlucky against Newcastle as two of his big chances were saved by heroic efforts by Darlow. He recorded 15 penalty area touches, seven shots inside the box and two big chances in that game vs Newcastle. Kane has created the highest amount of big chances in the league which add to his value. Kane has the best expected goal involvement (xGi) since the season has started of all players in the league, so with great fixtures to come I believe he’s the main asset to own.

    If I was picking one between Son and Kane, I would pick Kane as I think he’s a better captaincy option between the two and the upcoming fixtures are more suited to his playing style. From game week 9, Spurs fixtures take a turn and they have a relatively tough run of fixtures. An advantage of picking Kane now is that there is an easy switch available to Aguero who is in a similar price range.

    I expect West Ham to be a tough nut to crack, though. No team has conceded fewer big chances than West Ham this season. Over the past three GW’s, no team has conceded fewer shots inside the box too. Keeping in mind that they have already played Arsenal and Leicester, that is pretty impressive and their defensive numbers suggest they won’t be a walkover for any team.

    3) Was Villa’s performance a one-off or is it worth looking at their players? If yes, which one(s)?

    Villa’s attacking players came out of the blue against Liverpool and are now up against a Leicester side down on confidence having lost 0-3 to West Ham at home and potentially missing Evans and Soyuncu. Here in this section I assess each one of their attackers individually:

    Jack Grealish: Grealish has looked very sharp playing in an advanced position on the left this season. He's popping up in the right place and creating chance after chance with some key passes as he now stands second in midfielders for chances per game created since the league has started. He’s only slightly behind Watkins for expected goal involvement (xGi) and there’s a chance he might be on penalties too so he’s a very good option for his price range.

    Ollie Watkins: He’d be my go-to pick if I was picking any Villa asset. Watkins’ total of four big chances was the highest for big chances for all players in the league last GW. Watkins had a xG of 1.63, far above any other player in the field which makes him looks like the perfect young hungry striker who wants to score and make his presence known on the pitch. Given that his price just £5.9m, he’s a low risk purchase. Villa’s fixtures all the way up till GW 15 are favorable too, so he’s a nice set and forget option.

    Ross Barkley: With Barkley joining Villa from Chelsea on a loan, he will get more minutes and has already made a mark. Barkley managed to score a goal but could’ve added much more to the misery of Liverpool. Barkley played the #10 role and had six penalty area touches that game. His average position was right up there with Watkins, and his touch map showed that he had touches in dangerous positions in the opponent’s box. He had four shots from inside the box and also seemed to be on corner duty which increases his potential for getting an assist. 

    4) Timo Werner – keep or sell?

    Werner’s owners have been let down by his performances and FPL returns week in week out but at the cost of repeating myself for the umpteenth time this season, I think this might finally be the week where he comes good. With Pulisic and Ziyech almost back at full fitness, Werner is likely to be a major threat to Southampton’s goal as he will return to the striker position. Pulisic is tipped to start while Ziyech might be on the bench and should be back to full fitness soon having trained this gameweek. Werner was fairly impressive against Brighton in the first gameweek when he played as a central striker, recording the most shots inside the box of all forwards that gameweek so potential for returns when he plays in that striker position is great. A goal and an assist for Germany in the internationals should give him confidence, so I reckon it makes sense to be patient with him unless a downgrade to a cheaper striker allows for significant upgrades elsewhere.

    5) Should City assets be held or sold, and who is the standout captaincy choice this week?

    De Bruyne and Sterling have both had injury scares this week following the international break so my opinion is based on the reports we are hearing so far that both injuries are not likely to be long term. With Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both working towards fitness, things might change shortly and all City assets might get back to form soon – the presence of a recognized striker will make a huge difference in my opinion. Even against Leeds, a couple of breaks here or there didn’t quite go Man City’s way due to poor decision making and execution which could have led to a completely different scoreline.

    City assets are smart investments so there is no need to be hasty with them as they will tend to return their owners with good spells of points in the short run. Even this week, they are the are bookie favorites to score 2.5+ goals. It’s way too soon to write them off in my opinion. There might be other options that might seem more attractive with lesser price tag than City players, but City will return to form soon and when they inevitably find form again, it will be a hassle to rearrange your team structure to accommodate them having already sold. Hence, my advise would be to hold on to at least one of them. The only midfielder I would sell either Sterling or De Bruyne for is Salah.

    I prefer captaining midfielders generally so the two options I think are the best for captaincy this week are De Bruyne (if fit) and Mohamed Salah. If De Bruyne is declared fit to play this week, he is a great captaincy shout given that Arsenal are likely to play with three at the back, so De Bruyne should be playing #10 where he is at his absolute best for FPL. He has scored thrice in his previous two Premier League appearances against Arsenal, so he fancies playing against them. Salah, as always, is an excellent shout as well with penalties in his locker. Liverpool are second for big chances created all season, and no player has accumulated more shots inside the box than Salah. With Thiago back, big chances will be on the up again which can only bode well for Salah.

    6) Is it worth holding on to, or buying Callum Wilson?

    Callum Wilson is the only player in the league to record a big chance in each of the first four GW's so far. He's the spearhead of the Newcastle attack and everything goes through him. He’s got penalties too which is a huge plus for him. He’s now up against a Man United side who have conceded the highest number of big chances in the league so far, despite playing a game less, so chances are Wilson is likely to do well this week again. I wouldn’t sell him this week for sure, given these numbers. Fixtures over the short term look tough however (wol EVE sou CHE) so it might be worth swapping him after this week. I wouldn’t recommend buying him at this point either with these fixtures to come – it’s one that got away for non-owners.

    7) Which Brighton players are worth investing in?

    Brighton have been playing really well of late which is why the likes of Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay have attracted attention from FPL managers – and rightly so. Brighton are in the top five for both big chances and non-penalty xG, which highlights their threat from open play as well.

    Trossard has been pretty good near goal and often has an average position which is level or even higher than Maupay. He has been unlucky to have been denied by the upright several times, and his set pieces are quality. Maupay meanwhile, is third only to Kane and Vardy for expected goal involvement (xGi) this season which is extremely impressive. If I had the option to go for one of the two, it’d be Maupay as he’s the penalty taker and because he comes out superior to all other Brighton assets – Maupay has accumulated double the number of big chances anyone has recorded in the entire Brighton team and so far, he has been involved in 60% of the big chances Brighton have registered.

    8) Do Leeds players warrant investment?

    The three players that are worth discussion are Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas and Patrick Bamford.

    Both Ayling and Dallas have posted good attacking numbers so far. However, now with Liam Cooper being injured for at least a couple of weeks, Ayling will play strictly as a centre back and that is likely to reduce his attacking threat. Dallas is a player Bielsa allows to play more freely, whether as a wing-back or in central midfield. He has massively impressed and this might be going under the radar but he is joint top with Robertson for big chances of all defenders. Dallas is also joint top with Bamford for big chances of all Leeds players this season, so his goal threat is apparent.

    Bamford has already scored thrice this season, despite sitting 15th in forwards for xG and has been extremely clinical which is in sharp contrast to his performances last season - when he missed 77% of the big chances afforded to him (34 of 44). Leeds carry a decent amount of goal threat and are mid table for big chances and xG as a team, so at an affordable price of £5.8m he’s still a decent option.

    9) Is it time to sell underperforming strikers like Che Adams and Mitrovic?

    Two strikers who more was expected from but have failed to deliver are Aleksandar Mitrović and Ché Adams. Adams as we know is at the end of a lot big chances but somehow manages not to score due to an incredibly poor conversion rate. He’s been the culprit of some horrendous misses at times while often he has been unlucky not to have scored due to great saves as well. He will now be up against Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal this week, so his fortunes might finally change as long as he can keep his efforts on target!  

    Mitrović has a good run of fixtures coming up in the short run (shu CRY WBA) and one stat that might come across as surprising is that Mitrović has the same amount of shots inside the box as the league’s highest scoring striker, Dominic Calvert Lewin yet he’s way down on big chances when compared to the other strikers. This suggests that Fulham as a team lump everything directly to Mitrović in the hope that he can get something out of nothing, without actually supplying him with quality big chances. They don’t create enough and can be found in the bottom three for big chances.

    I don’t think it’s an obvious decision to sell Adams or Mitrović. For that price range, they still offer plenty but if you don’t have any other fires to put out in your team, swapping to Ollie Watkins might be a smart strategy given Villa’s form.

    10) Is Wilfried Zaha worth investing in with favorable fixtures on the horizon?

    Zaha may seem attractive to a lot of managers but his and Palace’s underlying numbers say otherwise. Palace as a team lack creativity and are in the bottom three for xG since the season has started. Zaha accumulated three big chances in the first two games, but his numbers have dropped off and he hasn’t registered a big chance since. He’s playing a more central role this year and there’s a possibility that he might be on penalties, but Palace don’t offer enough as a team going forward to convince me on Zaha. The upcoming fixtures (BHA ful wol LEE) are decent but I think there are better options like Grealish who I would prefer if I had to choose one.

    A big thank you to my friend @urboihamza (on Twitter) for helping me out yet again. Would appreciate if you could show your support for him as well as he deserves recognition for his stellar work.

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    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Brilliant work. Really helpful for my wildcard decisions.

      1. BigManBakar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Appreciate the kind words bud! 🙂

    2. Don Kloppeone
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      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      These posts are what hulking is for. Well done as ever mate!

      1. BigManBakar
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you so much bro!

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This is just so, so good as always! Just what I needed to make my final decisions, keep up the great work and good luck for the exams!

    3. La Roja
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      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Top work TFF

      1. BigManBakar
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you LR, hope you've been well! 🙂

    4. TLF
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Perfect timing, thanks for sharing, hope your studies don't get in the way of this fine work over the next couple of months 🙂

      1. BigManBakar
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'll be posting the threads with the help of my friend. Thank you as always for your support TLF! 🙂

        1. TLF
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          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Good to hear, cheers

    5. Miguel Sanchez
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great write up as always, really enjoyed the podcast this week too.

      1. BigManBakar
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        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you so much for your support!!

        1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
          • 10 Years
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    6. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Who would be your 5 first picks if you were on a WC this week?

      1. RUUD!
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Great article btw

    7. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great stuff as always, I've gone for Watkins on WC, what really impressed me was that he was actually disappointed that he didn't score more against Liverpool when interviewed after the game.

      1. BigManBakar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He had so many big chances so he's right! Great attitude

    8. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thoughts on Robertson vs TAA?

    9. TokyoRed 東京赤
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      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great write-up, thanks

      1. BigManBakar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        My pleasure! 🙂

    10. AlekseyGG
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      thanks a lot for your time - prefect work!

      1. BigManBakar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you!

    11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This is just so, so good as always! Just what I needed to make my final decisions, keep up the great work and good luck for the exams!

    12. Alchim1sT
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      excellent as always Bakar!
      thank you

  3. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Seems a good week to mix up the captaincy with so much uncertainty around form and immediately preceding an IB. Think Jiminez is due. Leeds away is a typical game were he scores, the ones were you don’t expect much.

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah, probably is can’t see a massive haul with him. He’s in my team but not feeling it

  4. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do you think of this WC-draft? What to improve?

    (0.0 itb)

    Martinez
    Robertson/Chilwell/Castagne
    Salah/Son/James/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Maupay

    Bench: Button, Mitchell, Douglas, Bissouma

  5. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Yo. Nice to be back in the swing. Got 1FT and 1.5 itb.

    Would you do this move or roll FT

    - Bruno and Mendy to Son and Grealish for -4

    Ryan
    TAA, dier, kwp, Taylor, Ferguson
    Salah, Kdb, BRUNO, Bissouma, MENDY
    Jiminez, dcl, Adams

    Thanks

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No brainer!

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yezzir

  6. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Shouldn't Foden be an auto-pick for 6.6M? Started all three games and played 90 twice!

    Not seeing him in many WCs...

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How many points has this auto pick got so far

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        9p gw 2.. However no City players have scored massively, but we know it's City and that will change

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's the reason city are doing poorly and will be dropped . Not near good enough a starter for a team that wants to win the title

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Pretty sure main reason is the lack of a striker

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Never seen this before, you sure must be on to something. He seemed good enough for them at the end of last season and has scored already (City have only played thrice)

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Let's not forget about his MoTM performance in the cup 3 weeks ago (goal and assist)

      3. RealSocialDads
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        City fan here and this is absolute garbage.

        Foden is not the reason city haven't been at full capacity, he's played okay but defo not to his potential yet this season, I don't see him being dropped

  7. gomez123
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    who to pick guys??
    A) Dallas
    B) Ayling
    C) KWP

    1. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dallas

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ayling would be my pick based on eye test but would look at stats before deciding

  8. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Looking forward to the weekend, can’t wait to have a crap gameweek and lose some money on accas!

  9. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can never remember this. Say I bought a player for 5.0 and he’s now 5.1. If he drops to 5.0 is my selling price still 5.0 or is it now 4.9? Ta

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      5

    2. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Selling price will be 5.0

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yours is 5.0

      Even if he doesn't drop and remains at 5.1 your selling price is still 5.0

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    D(C)L?

  11. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Doherty Dallas
    Salah KDB Podence Barnes
    Jimi Werner

    Steer Adams Biss Mitchell

    1ft. 0.4itb Hate my team

    Any suggestions or WC time?

  12. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any Partey related team names yet?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Someone's bound to do Partey Pröpper

  13. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A: Bruno and Bellerin or another 5.0mil
    B: Pulisic and Robbo

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bruno & Saiss if you can afford

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey fam!

    A. Grealish or Watkins?

    B. Best defender for 5.3?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A and Saiss

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sorry Grealish and Saiss that is

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Grealish & Saiss

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers guys

  15. GW5 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    GW5 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/v01myq
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW4 clean sheet results
    WOL: 51% ✅
    LIV: 46% ❌
    ARS: 45% ❌
    CHE: 43% ✅
    EVE: 38% ❌
    SOU: 38% ✅
    LEI: 36% ❌
    MCI: 36% ❌
    NEW: 35% ❌
    MNU: 34% ❌
    BUR: 30% ❌
    TOT: 20% ❌
    BHA: 19% ❌
    FUL: 18% ❌
    SHU: 18% ❌
    WBA: 18% ❌
    WHU: 16% ✅
    CRY: 13% ❌
    AVL: 11% ❌
    LEE: 9% ❌

    GW5 clean sheet odds
    SHU: 39%
    CHE: 38%
    MNU: 37%
    TOT: 36%
    MCI: 35%
    CRY: 32%
    LEE: 32%
    WBA: 32%
    BHA: 31%
    LEI: 31%
    BUR: 28%
    LIV: 28%
    WOL: 28%
    FUL: 26%
    AVL: 18%
    NEW: 17%
    EVE: 16%
    WHU: 15%
    SOU: 14%
    ARS: 11%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Not sure I'm glad to see the footie back so soon after last weeks dismal WC 😆 but we go again 🙂

    Good luck everyone and have a good week, I wonder if there's another goalfest of a week on the cards?

    G

    1. AuFeld
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great info. Thank you G-Whizz.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        The pleasure is all mine 🙂

    2. THFC4LIFE
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      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cheers whizz

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You're welcome mate!

    3. tuvok
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thanks G Whizz! Interesting that not many are that high this week. Lots of games tough to call, or adjusting for the crazy lack of defending?

    4. The Overthinker
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I reckon this GW will be the week with most CS's

      1. The Overthinker
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        The way this season has been.

  16. Sultans of Ping FC
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    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Semedo, Kane & Trossard or Saiss, Jimenez & Son?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      SKT.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Samesies

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    KDB to Son for free?

    Martinez
    Robbo Justin Lamptey
    Salah KDB* Zaha Pereira
    Vardy Jimi DCL
    Steer Mitchell Stephens KWP

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who are the best attacking defenders apart from liverpool to get on wildcard?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chilwell, Digne, Reguilon.....

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ayling, Keane, Castagne....

    3. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bellerin

  19. gomez123
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any news on Sterling??...Fit to go??

  20. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi guys. What do you make of John Mcginn as an FPL option. Have 5.6 to spend and he has some nice fixtures coming up! Also three assists so far this season!

  21. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How many games for Mitchell?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      PVA back this weekend

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nobody know, but may as well keep as no nailed 4.0 available

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Maybe yes.

        I also have non-playing 4.4 fwd at the moment and thinking if I should replace my fwd line with three playable but on the other hand I have Soucek as 5th mid who can score against anyone and dont mind playing almost every week.

  22. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best 4.5 (or below) defender medium term?

    Cheers!

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dallas, KWP

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dallas

  23. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Evening,

    1) Best 4.4 defender?

    2) Which pair

    A) Maupay Barkley
    B) Watkins Trossard

  24. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    On WC- which looks best? Rest of MF: Salah, Grealish, Hamez

    A) KDB, Soucek
    B) Mahrez, Pulisic

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A. You won't have to worry about game time.

    2. istanbul05
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no Son?

    3. soumyeah
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B. higher upside

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d leave KDB if I was on WC. I’d definitely have Son too (even if you have Kane). They look great for next 4 matches & then can move one on.

      Don’t like b) at all

  25. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ended up booting all of my Chelsea assets before playing WC and now I'm considering getting one or two of Werner / Pulisic / Ziyech. Safer options elsewhere or worth a punt?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chelsea assets are definitely going to be good this season.

      But, I’ve no idea when they are going to click and who knows who will be the one to get...

      I’d rather be a bit late for the party, but jump on the right guy

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Reckon it all changes and attacking options become more appealing once Ziyech and Pulisic go into the starting 11 but unsure if that'll be this weekend.

  26. Thescaff
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any mid priced mids/strikers likely to outscore robbo & Trent?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rodriguez

      1. Thescaff
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Happy to double him up with dcl?

  27. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So the burning but excruciating question is.... when Pep, Lampard, Ancelotti are all vague or non-committal about KDB / Chilwell / Rodriguez injuries/ chances or starting this GW.... what do we do (partic if on WC)?!

    Currently holding a squad with no KDB but including Chilwell and Rodriguez....

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d go KDB-less if on WC - and is plan to get him back in the short term when Kun or Jesus are back & City are looking dangerous

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Im going with Mane Salah double up. Easy switch to KdB/Sterling later on.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks mate.

        What do you reckon to Chilwell - a hold or switch to PVA/ Reguilon?

        Cheers

  28. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pls someone

    A: Bruno and Bellerin/5.0 mil defender
    B: Pulisic and Robbo

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  29. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which trio is better:

    A) Saiss, Pulisic, Watkins
    or
    B) Mitchell, Grealish, Maupay

  30. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hoping for some positive news in the pressers about Brewster starting.

    Got a feeling that with Podence & KDB in my side, and having already done my transfer, I might be going deep on my bench.

    Pretty happy if a playing Brewster & Lamptey are to come on

    1. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sheff u are ravaged with knocks, I'd guess he starts