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The Fantasy Flutter: Villa to exploit injury-hits Foxes?


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Every Saturday morning, we combine Fantasy football with a flutter as we put a small wager or two on the weekend fixtures.

Focusing exclusively on the Gameweek 5 matches, we’ll be turning to the vast array of data available in our Premium Members Area to inspire a few sensibly staked bets this weekend.

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EVANS ABOVE

Leicester’s plethora of fitness worries and Aston Villa’s purple patch of form suddenly makes Sunday’s match at the King Power Stadium that bit tougher to call.

The Foxes are injury-riddled going into Gameweek 5, particularly at the back with Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfried Ndidi and Daniel Amartey out and Jonny Evans and Wes Morgan doubts.

Villa meanwhile are on a high from their 7-2 (that’s the scoreline, let’s remind ourselves, not the odds) win over Liverpool a fortnight ago.

Jack Grealish is a tempting 9/1 with bet365 to follow up his brace against the Reds with the first goal against Leicester but it’s his new teammate who really catches our eye.

Ross Barkley had twice as many goals attempts as Grealish (six v three) in that demolition of Jurgen Klopp’s side and more than anyone else on show at Villa Park, with the on-loan Chelsea man often getting forward in advance of who Gareth Southgate views as the poor man’s Mason Mount.

Barkley is 14/1 to open the scoring at the King Power and 9/2 to score at any time.

MISERLY MERSEYSIDERS

Without wanting to play doom-monger, five of the last six Merseyside derbies have ended either 0-0 or 1-0.

This is a season like no other, however, as evidenced by the nutty goings-on in Gameweek 4 a fortnight ago.

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Looking elsewhere in the market, Dominic Calvert-Lewin seems generously priced at 6/1 to be the first goalscorer, given how free-scoring the Toffees have been this season, how porous the Reds are at the back and… well, Adrian.

For those who think goals are overrated and prefer to indulge in the underlying stats, Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison (who are roughly averaging four shots each per 90 minutes) are around even money to register more than 2.5 attempts on goal at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Fantasy Flutter: 6

THE WEST HAM WAY?

Fantasy managers are moving en masse for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min this week, so we all know what happens next.

West Ham United have transformed from 2002-era Saudi Arabia to 1990s AC Milan over the last month, with David Moyes’ move to a 3-4-3 leading to improved displays and back-to-back clean sheets.

No side has conceded fewer big chances or shots on target than the Hammers this season, while their tally of two shut-outs can’t be beaten, either.

If you’re the bet-hedging type and are backing Kane or Son with the armband in Gameweek 4, then you can get decent odds on West Ham emulating their achievements against Wolves and Leicester.

Moyes’ troops are 9/1 to win to nil in north London, which they did in Gameweeks 3 and 4.

Michail Antonio to score first in a West Ham win of any scoreline is 14/1, meanwhile.


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1,084 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Good Times
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    1 week team

    Guaita
    Semedo chilwell castagne
    Salah Son zaha grealish pereira
    Kane dcl

    Thanks in advance

    1. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Apologies for top post

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Like it, maybe Trossard over Pereira but only maybe.

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        This! Trossard or maybe Podence ?

  2. Hig1990
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Sorry, bottomed...any thoughts on this WC?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Regulion, Chilwel
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Hamez
    DCL, Kane, Maupay
    (Button, Bissouma, KWP, Fergusson) 0.3 ITB

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Looks good
      Kwp to Dallas/ayling only suggestion

      1. Hig1990
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks Sid

  3. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    How is this WC team?? Any suggestions to improve is welcome.....

    Ryan / McCarthy
    Robbo / Chilwell / Saiss / Dallas / Coufal
    Salah / Son / Pulisic / Grealish / Bissouma
    DCL / Jimenez / Maupay

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Looks good

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Solid

    3. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      why coufal? where would. he play?

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        He would be an option from GW 8 & I'm getting Antonio for Jimenez

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          I’d rather have Masuaku

    4. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      you reckon he will be nailed on? good team btw

  4. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    a Jorginho
    b Bissouma
    c Stephens

    Which one for 5th mid on bench? On WC

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      soucek?

    3. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B, would rather A but for price B

    4. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B you would only kick yourself for benching Jorg penalty points plus save the cash

  5. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Any changes on wc
    Martinez steer
    Robertson dallas saiss lamptey Mitchell
    Salah son grealish pulisic Rodriguez
    Kane dcl Brewster

    Nothing in bank
    Can do maupay and chilweel for puli and siass

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      No you can't ones a mid and ones a forward!!!
      Great team anyway

      1. Sid07
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Will change formation

    2. Bill Haverchuck
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Looks pretty decent. I'd stick with Maupay and Chillwell personally at least for the short-term.

  6. ace3.1415
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Anyone know the link to sivert's team?

    • Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      most nailed on 4.5 palace defender?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Sakho I think

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Re : Thoughts on Grealish (C) as a punt?

      1. Sotamendi84
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        nor bad

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Ignoring the rest of the team, which combo scores more?
      A) Chilwell + JRod
      B) TAA + Trossard

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Gtg?
      On -8.
      Martinez
      Chilwell,Ayling,Saiss
      Salah,Son(c),Rodriguez(vc),Grealish
      DCL,Jimenez,Brewster

      Steer,Coleman,KDB,Ferguson.

      KDB >> Bale or Pulisic worth another-4 or just play Brewster?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Nice!

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Just hold KDB ?

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Yes mate

      2. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        looks good, just play Brewster.
        Wait to see how KDB injury is and how Bale looks when he comes off the bench this week

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Thanks

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Looks great mate ! GL

    • Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      1FT, have Davies and KDB

      A) KDB to Sterling
      B) KDB to Son
      C) 1 of the above + Davies to Chilwell

      If Davies stays, Ayling will play instead

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        B

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Play Ayling.
        A or B look good.
        Prefer Son.

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        B

      4. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        B

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Not sure if the right decision but transfers made.

      Mahrez/Jimmy > Son/Watkins for a hit.

      GTG?

      Martinez
      TAA Robertson Lamptey
      Salah Sterling Son (c) Barnes
      DCL Watkins Brewster

      Cheers.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I like them

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A) Martinez + 0.4m ITB
      B) Guaita

    • tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Son and Kane too much?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I'm doing it. GL

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          I’m on it.

      2. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks!

        Vardy doubtful, Aguero not yet back etc....leaves me with Kane.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Decent fixtures for Spurs.

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        According this their current total. It’s a great double up 🙂

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes. Chasing past points is dangerous, but it form and fixtures look good!

    • DT42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      asking for friend...
      A) Konsa
      B) Dallas
      C) Ayling
      have McCarthy as GK

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Ayling

      2. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        B

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        B or C

    • vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Who to start this week,

      PVA (BHA) or Lamptey (cry)?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        If you have him I’d go PVA

      2. Ray_Depp
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Lamptey

      3. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        PVA as Lamps still a slight doubt

      4. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        PVA as might be on pens

    • Ray_Depp
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Best Captain?

      1) Salah
      2) Son
      3) Kane
      4) Werner

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        2 then 1 for me

      2. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I’m on 1

      3. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        I am currently switching every hour between Son and Kane. It depends on if you are looking for a differential or want to go with the majority, Salah will be the most picked Capt followed by Son. I want to try and go ahead of the pack and the armband is on Kane atm.

        1. DT42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          exactly the same here.
          when we have several similar captain choices I usually pick the least owned, so Kane this week

    • Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Would you take Sterling out for Son? I’m really undecided ...

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        nope, not a chance

        1. Hiddenpaw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          That’s a great answer, I was thinking the same but so much Son chat makes me sway!

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Kevin de Blank! How many are there like me with this KDB record this season?

      Buy -4
      Captain 2(x2)
      Captain 2(x2)
      Sell -4
      = 0 (ZERO!)

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Brought in on WC in wk 2. Nothing.
        Meanwhile Fernandes,Son Hokey Cokey to avoid their points. Lol

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Why is Zaha flagged now when he wasn't flagged last night and wasn't mentioned in roy presser...

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        He was mentioned. I can see the tweet on this page.

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        I heard groin injury on international

    • valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      On WC, tips on defense please!
      Robbo, Saïss, Chillwell, (KWP, Mitchell)
      0.3 ITB
      Any change needed?
      KWP vs Dallas or use 0.2 up to Lamptey?
      Any other 4.5 or 4.0 to have?

      1. Bill Haverchuck
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Not much in it between the top 4.5 options. I have Ayling, Lamptey and KWP. I think Ayling is the best of them

      2. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Lamptey is the best option to cover Chilwell next week (he plays ManU), he is also more fun to own when you watch him play!

    • Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Can Mitchell be swapped to RB position with PVA back? He performed pretty well on his spell.

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      After being talked out of playing a WC, need some help finalizing transfers.

      Ryan | McCarthy
      TAA | Doherty | KWP | Lascelles | Ferguson
      Salah | KdB | Foden | Podence | Bissouma
      DCL | Adams | Kane

      1 FT and 0.2 itb.

      KdB to Son is the most sensible transfer and I will be making that for sure. Which if these is worth a hit or two?

      A. Podence to Grealish/James
      B. Doherty to Robbo/ Chilwell/ Wolves defender
      C. Lascelles to Lamptey/Justin (Lamptey would mean double Soton and BHA defense, Would sort keepers in WC whenever I play it)
      D. Adams to Jimenez (This would only be possible if I do B with Chilwell/Wolves defender for a hit. Would also mean a -8 just to be clear)
      E. Stop overthinking and take no hit.

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        E

        1. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          hits are for twits

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            Ha-ha! Cheers mate!

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      -4 G2G? Pulisic, Son or Salah for the armband? 3.3 itb to switch to 3 at the back.

      McCarthy
      TAA, Justin, Saiss, Davies
      Pulisic, Salah, Rodríguez, Son
      DCL, Ings
      (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Nice team.
        You could stay 4-4-2 and do Ings > Kane next week as well.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Yeah. Also thought that too. Just hate 4 at the back haha. Best captain?

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 11 hours ago

            This week.
            It’s tough.
            I’m going Son.

    • Obamawang
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Good morning!

      Best on WC: Saiss & Ings, or Saiss & Watkins?

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      A) Barkley
      B) Trossard
      C) Another 6.2m MID

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        A

    • saurabh.06
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Is vardy to kane(c) for free is a good move?
      Or should I save the ft. Currently c is on pulisic. Is Watkins and sterling are viable choices this week if not pulisic?

      1. saurabh.06
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Watkins and sterling for capt. I meant

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        If Vardy plays that can backfire. But otherwise it's a good move..

        1. saurabh.06
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Yeah that's what I was thinking. But not sure if vardy plays or not.

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Pulisic or Grealish?

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Puli

    • chobentys
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Lads how's this looking for a WC team?

      Martinez
      Chilwell, Robertson, Saiss
      Salah, Son, Grealish, Rodriguez
      Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Wilson

      Forster, Saint-Maximin, Lamptey, Mitchell

      0.1 ITB

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Wilson to watkins, mitchell to a 4.5

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes

      2. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        damn I love this team. Best I've seen today.

      3. valurth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Have exact same team. Keep Wilson. Wondering about Saïss+Mitchell > KWP + Dallas/Ayling? Gives 2 rotating 4.5. What do you think?

    • as33
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Who to captain:
      a) Salah
      b) Kane
      c) Son

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        B

      2. Bill Haverchuck
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Son for me. Rested and very high in confidence

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        C