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FPL Gameweek 6: The key player and team statistics

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935 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pick 2 to start:

    A) Castagne (ARS-A)
    B) Chilwell (MUN-H)
    C) Dallas (AVL-H)
    D) Mitchell (FUL-A)

    Currently on A & B since a CS seems virtually impossible atm.
    Cheers!

    1. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B & C

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B & D

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A&B

    4. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wow so B and a toss-up between the other 3! :/

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        start Mitchell and put Castagne on the first sub.

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      BD

    6. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      BD

      But AC are two guys that score or do something

      D is clean sheet or nothing- I think Fulham is due a win

  2. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Exact cash for these moves for -4. Do it or not?

    Sterling > Barkley
    Brewster > Aguero

    Martinez Forster
    Dallas Zouma Mitchell Lamptey Lewis
    Salah Sterling Son Pulisic Bissouma
    DCL Kane Brewster

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      not

    2. Baron Saturday
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not

    3. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No, very sideways IMO not worth a -4

    4. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      NO Hold

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nah. Save FT

    6. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I actually prefer Sterling over Aguero at the moment.

      However, your defence isn’t amazing so presumably you’d be better playing 3 defenders usually, and since you’ve only got 6 decent attackers, getting in Barkley as a 7rh attacker makes sense.

      I’d do it for that reason. You’ll be priced out in a day or two as well when Barkley rises.

    7. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You just transferred in Brewster. Don't change the structure frequently.

  3. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
    Sterling,Salah(C),Son(vc),Grealish
    Maupay,Wilson,DCL

    Button Dallas,Romeu,Douglas

    0.01 ITB, 1 FT , Thought on the above team?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The team is solid, good luck!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Very nice

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          thanks

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks , GL to you

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save FT for me

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Decent team. Not a fan of having both Maupay & Wilson, but it’s the sort of sacrifice needed for a strong def & mid.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Will change Maupay or Wilson to Westham attack from GW 8

  4. baines is god
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bissouma, Jorginho or Mitchell. Start 1?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitchell

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Biss

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jorg

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any chance Raz gets benched this weekend? He played the full 90 last night.

    1. baines is god
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Possible with Torres scoring from the bench, however still unlikely I think. Expect him to start.

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doubt it

    4. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pep needs him playing

      KDB hurt, Kun rusty, Dilva retired, Foden not sharp

      Seems crucial for MCI to play Raz

  6. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mixed answers previously... Posting team to help....

    Mccarthy
    Taa Doh Mitchell
    Son Greal Hamez Podence
    Werner Ings DCL
    (Nyland, Barnes, KWP, Egan)

    A) Doh to Saiss/Coady
    B) Ings to Kane
    C) Take a hit
    D) Save

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B easily

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Play KWP and Bench Doh , need to sort out Doh to Lamptey maybe?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Double Southampton defence against Everton screams 2 points :/. Not keen on Lamptey

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Brighton can destroy West Brom , and alot of assist could be from Lamptey.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            More than one gw 🙂 and don't trust Brighton tbh

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Dallas ,Semedo,PVA

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Meslier
    TAA Coady Lamptey
    Salah Fernandes Jorginho Mahrez
    DCL Maupay Kane

    Forster Konsa Stephens Douglas

    1 FT, 0.0 itb

    What to do here ?

    Thanks

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      GTG

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Save FT

  8. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hey guys....1 FT...0.5 itb

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Mitchell
    Salah Son Grealish Foden Soucek
    Kane Werner

    Peacock-Farrell Taylor Shaw Davis

    1) Save
    2) Shaw to Konsa/Targett/Lamptey/Cresswell/Kilman

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Easy 1

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Save

  9. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What are your thoughts on my team?

    Martinez,
    Chilwell, Semedo, Reguilon
    Salah(c), Son, Pulisic, James, Grealish
    Kane, DCL

    Button, Brewster, Justin, Branthwaite

    1. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Excellent

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Beautiful

    3. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Try to get in Robbo , spurs might not get CS much

  10. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Mitchell
    Salah (C) Son Rodriguez Foden
    Kane DCL Jimenez

    Nyland Bissouma Justin Vinagre

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup

    2. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aye

    3. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      gtg

  11. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    Martinez
    Lamptey Robbo Saïss
    Salah Son Pulisic Barkley
    Kane Jimmy DCL

    Forster Mitchell Justin Burke

    1. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Perfect

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      gtg , try to look on the city asset.

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    PvA Saïss Lamptey
    Salah(c) Son Hamez Grealish
    Kane DCL Maupay

    Bench: Chilwell Castagne Stephens
    1 FT, 1.4m ITB

    PvA is a gamble but one that I’m willing to take. Does it make sense to start Lamptey ahead of Chilwell?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes it does

    2. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bench headaches

  13. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is cahill nailed?
    I want one palace defensive assets.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kelly best for 4.5

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      PVA

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sorry... Meant ward

  14. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Currently on 1.1 OR, very bad start :/

    1. slavkob
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1.1 million*

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Try 3.3 lol

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I was on 3.2 before last week, but reached the dizzying heights of 1.5 after a good week.

          Onwards and upwards.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Subtle brag? Haha loads of people 3m plus on here including me. Early days still.

    3. Og
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      509k without kane and Salah

  15. ajay_kl +42
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    McCarthy
    Trent, Mitchell, Justin
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Podence
    DCL, Mitrovic, Kane

    Steer, Bissouma, Taylor, Lascelles

    1FT, 4.8 in bank. What looks best?

    1 - Lascelles to Saiss
    2 - Podence to Zaha/JRod
    3 - Mitrovic to Maupay

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitro had plenty of chances against us and could be a worse fixture for him.. Same with Podence... I'd honestly save and take a -4 next week for a mini ec

  16. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Why are people starting Mitchell with PVA set to return this week? Isn't there a good chance he comes off the bench for a 1 pointer, blocking your 1st sub?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Worth the risk with the fixture over say someone like KWP or someone who looks set for a 1 pointer whether they start or not

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Maybe Van Aanholt continues to remain on bench just like Milivojevic and Sakho.

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I might start both

  17. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bench one

    A) Lamptey (WBA)
    B) Saiss (NEW)
    C) Chilwell (MCU)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chelsea Obvious playing away

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Have a feeling saiss may not start

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My gut feeling too

    4. gart888
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lamptey

    5. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

  18. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who to bring in? Currently no Villa or Spurs...

    Son + Maupay
    Kane + McGinn

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      SM

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son Antonio

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Antonio has a hammy injury and has pool and city next, no go for me

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Didn't know that.. cheers for info

  19. gart888
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How am I looking?

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah(c) Son Hames Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL

    Steer Kilman Brewster Struijk

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Decent, covers all important areas I guess

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Template bar Zaha. Would be worried about the defenders on your bench tho

      1. gart888
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My hope is to never have to play them. Going to nail on Robbo/Chilwell/Lamptey for potential attacking returns. If one of them gets hurt I'll downgrade a midfielder and re-buy KWP/Dallas.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rotation?

          1. gart888
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Well for now I'll at least get some points out of Kilman/Struijk. If they both get dropped from their starting lineups I'll have to make a move.

          2. gart888
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Think I'm better with KWP/Dallas than Lamptey/Struijk?

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    City's clear decline in offensive numbers is a real issue. Sterling is a dilemma to solve

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not a dilemma with WHU and SHU next

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Probably

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      True, I'm still 50-50 on whether it's worth getting a Man City player or not.

      With that fixture run, triple up should have been obvious.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'd pick Mane over Sterling and Kane over Aguero right now so it's tricky. Sitting on Sterling and Foden right now, nervous due to our lackluster offensive numbers. xG not where it should be. GW10 is the main fixture swing time.

    3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't buy, don't sell for Sterling imo.

      Kun also can wait. They must be missing some creativity there

  21. Aubaaaaa
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which pair would you prefer?
    A. Grealish Maupay
    B. Mcginn DCL

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'd go B actually. McGinn sneaky value at 5.5, and DCL much better than Maupay

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

  22. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best midfield duo upto 17.2
    A- grealish + Rodriguez (double villa + double Everton)
    B- Bruno + McGinn (double Villa)
    C- Sterling + lookman
    D- Rashford + foden

    Cheers!

    1. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ?

  23. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Bamford or March?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Neither or Bamford

  24. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Chilwell or Dallas?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chilwell

  25. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    3.4 ITB, 1 FT

    Martinez
    Robbo / Saiss / Mitchell
    Salah (c) / Son / Pulisic / Barnes / Podence
    Jiminez / DCL

    Steer / R.James / Taylor / Davis

    1)Save FT
    2)Podence or Barnes to Hamez
    3)Jiminez to Kane
    4)Barnes + Jiminez to Hamez + Kane (-4)

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      3 or 4

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Robbo - Semedo - Lamptey (James, Dunne)
    Mane (C) - Sterling - Rodriguez - Foden - Podence
    Kane - DCL (Brewster)
    0 FT, 0 ITB

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Very gtg. Too many Citizens though 😉

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nervous, West Ham are no pushovers

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          You should be

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeah, it'll only be 3-0 instead of 6-0 😛

  27. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pereira --> Pulisic for -4pts? Or should I wait next GW and do it for free?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think Chelsea will do well at OT, but I wouldn’t take a hit for it.

  28. Samir16
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hey guys its my first season but I've noticed I'm amongst a small minority playing 4 at the back. I've got trent saiss chilwell castagne (mitchell) with martinez in goal. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong that I should correct with my next wildcard?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nothing wrong at all ; the general feeling is there are so few clean sheets that spending on defense is wasted. That’s a very good but very expensive back line that obviously is hurting investment in midfielders or attackers - but Saiss got a nice clean sheet this week and nearly a goal so who’s to say in the long term its wrong.

        1. Samir16
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeah and up top I've been fine, I'm at 150k OR thanks to dcl since week 1 and son from the beginning. Was on the JRod hype train from gw2 and salah captain for the hat trick. So I've been lucky with points elsewhere, just wondering if I could have been further up if I had a cheaper defense

        2. Samir16
            1 month, 7 days ago

            My only concern is im at 150 OR despite the expensive defense. Should I be downgrading and upgrading elsewhere, any suggestions would be great

            1. Samir16
                1 month, 7 days ago

                150k

                1. noquarternt
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I think a lot of people on here would be very happy with that OR at this stage of the season, play how you like.

            2. noquarternt
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Not at all, imagine you’re doing very well.

              Different theories come in and out of vogue on here depending on what happens in the most recent game week.

              Pick players you think will get the most points.

              1. Samir16
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Okay, thanks! Really wanted the input of someone who's played the game for a few seasons

                  1. noquarternt
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Just relax and play your own game as well, most people give advice to make your team look more like theirs. Follow a few people with great rank histories if you’re keen- go to the Hall of Fame on here and see the top people. All this ‘FPL Network’ stuff is mostly just the people who shout the loudest.

              2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                You're doing great, well done.

                Many ways to skin a cat.. if it's working, it's working.

              3. AicilaXI
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                You can argue that attacking players generally have a higher chance of scoring big hauls than defenders do, so in theory you would maximise this by playing more of them. Defenders can only score 1 clean sheet.

                To facilitate more decent attacking players, generally funds are drawn from defence.

                Obviously TAA etc. scored highly last year but this hasn't always been the case.

                I don't think it's a rush to play 343 or 352 but I would look to move towards it when possible, but at the end of the day there is no perfect solution which is part of the game. Historically 343 has been the most popular and I think it has been (and still will be) for a reason.

            3. noquarternt
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Martinez
              Coady TAA Digne
              Rashford Bale Salah Mahrez JRod
              Watkins Wood

              Steer, Mitchell, Taylor, Brewster

              1FT 0.3 ITB

              Easy save?

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                yes

            4. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Decided on KdB out.

              A) KdB + Justin -> Bruno + Reguilon, play Wilson

              B) KdB + Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero, play Coady

              Which option for the next 3??

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                B