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Who are the best Virgil van Dijk replacements in Sky Sports Fantasy Football?

The news that Virgil van Dijk (£10.9m) will be out for a considerable period of time not only threatens to harm Liverpool’s title defence but it also presents a problem for legions of Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers.

Over one in five Sky bosses own the Dutchman, making him the second-most popular defender in the game.

With van Dijk’s injury frustratingly coming one week after the Overhaul, owners will be forced to dip into their transfer allocation to replace the sidelined stopper.

In this article, we run down the runners and riders as we consider who could replace the Netherlands international.

ANDREW ROBERTSON (£10.2m)

Fabinho bolsters Liverpool defence as Werner shows promise ahead of West Brom

Cheaper than not only van Dijk but also Trent Alexander-Arnold (£10.6m), Andrew Robertson (£10.2m) is perhaps the obvious sideways move for those ditching the Dutchman.

Robertson has outscored both of his teammates this season and it’s not just the attacking returns (the Scot has three to van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold’s one) that has brought about that dominance.

The left-back has already accumulated eight points’ worth of passing bonus this season, only one shy of van Dijk’s tally. Alexander-Arnold, by contrast, has yet to get off the mark.

An increased role at set plays is aiding Robertson’s assist potential and the Scotland international has now taken ten more corners than his opposite full-back in 2020/21.

Robertson has almost four times as many penalty box touches as Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, and is posing more of a goal threat from open play at present.

The loss of van Dijk and Alisson (£8.0m) obviously weakens the Reds from a defensive perspective but in this season where clean sheets are relatively hard to come by across the Premier League, perhaps it’s worth paying more attention to those defenders who can do the business at the other end of the field.

RUBEN DIAS (£9.1m)

It’s still early days for Ruben Dias (£9.1m) but the initial signs are promising.

Manchester City defenders are traditionally good buys for their passing bonus in Sky and Dias duly delivered on his first start at the Etihad, with three points added to his clean sheet return thanks to City’s customary retention of the ball.

Pep Guardiola’s defence is maligned in some quarters but they kept more clean sheets than anyone else last season and were second only to Liverpool in 2018/19.

Guardiola has typically built his backline around one almost-nailed centre-half in the past – Fernandinho (£8.3m) in 2019/20, Aymeric Laporte (£10.3m) in 2018/19, Nicolas Otamendi in 2017/18 – and Dias could well be that man this season, with his manager hailing his leadership qualities after last weekend’s win over Arsenal.

A saving of £1.0m+ on the somewhat injury-prone Laporte is significant, too.

The Citizens’ fixtures get really good from Gameweek 12 in Sky onwards but a double-header against West Ham United and Sheffield United next up is far from daunting, for those who have had their hands forced by van Dijk’s injury.

GABRIEL MAGALHAES (£8.0m)

Tipping up the highest-scoring defender in Sky is uninspired in the extreme but there is justification in highlighting the credentials of Gabriel (£8.0m).

It’s the passing bonus that sets the Brazilian apart, with 11 points-worth arriving in his four appearances for the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s insistence on playing out from the back is aiding Gabriel’s cause on that front and no Premier League defender has made more passes than the Arsenal centre-half this season, despite the fact that he missed out in Gameweek 3.

Therein lies the slight worry with Gabriel given Arteta’s plethora of options at centre-back but he has looked the pick of the bunch so far and, with Rob Holding (£6.4m) ruled out for the next three weeks or so, there should be few short-term concerns.

STUART DALLAS (£6.4M)

Stuart Dallas’ (£6.4m) performances haven’t gone unnoticed by the top 1k and he currently sits in 20.6% of those squads, despite his overall ownership being down at 3.6%.

The versatile defender has delivered bonus points in all five of his matches so far this season, with four of them owing to his tackling and the other one a tier 2 shot bonus against Sheffield United – which rather neatly encapsulates what the all-action Northern Irishman is all about.

Granted, the fixtures aren’t great: Leeds sit near the wrong end of our Season Ticker over the next half-dozen Gameweeks, with the likes of Leicester, Everton and Chelsea to come.

Injuries at centre-half and in defensive midfield also shake faith in a Leeds backline that has tightened considerably since their early-season goalfests.

But his total of 23 points is one of the best among sub-£6.5m defenders this season and the freeing up of £4.5m – should funds be required elsewhere – is something to consider.

ASTON VILLA DEFENDER

It’s not just form that Aston Villa have on their side but fixtures too, with the unbeaten Villans sitting near the top of our Season Ticker for the foreseeable future.

Emi Martinez (£6.3m) is the obvious route into this improving backline but for those without him who don’t want to waste a transfer on a goalkeeper, then their first-choice back four are all available for £7.5m or under.

Ezri Konsa (£6.1m) is the cheapest and sits just a point behind Tyrone Mings (£7.5m) but Matthew Cash (£6.5m) warrants a mention, given that he has already racked up tier 1 and tier 2 tackling bonus this season.

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396 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Start Dallas or Chilwell this weekend ?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chilwell

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It’s a tough one but I’d say Chilwell due to his threat from his set pieces

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

          In the last game Ziyech was on set pieces when he was on the pitch 🙁

      • Latetotheparty
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I've gone Chilwell, as I also have Martinez.

      • Vazza
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Still struggling to understand how James Rodriguez managed to last 90 mins of the last game that he played and is now a major doubt for the next game.

          Is Ancelotti doing a Mourinho?

          1. dark91
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Happens a lot that players feel the impact of an injury after the game

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

            Adrenaline amongst other things. Makes complete sense

          3. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Lol

          4. Cto
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You’re not a player, are you

          5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No, Ancelotti is a respectable man

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

            I'm also baffled. From my perspective the most important information was that Ancellotti highlighted that VanDijk case this ininjury. It seems like defending Pickford's foul.

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              totally possible

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

              Did you not see the foul? Van Dijk gave Rodriguez a ‘reducer’. In the first minute. You could see he was hurt. He then fouled DCL in the second minute. The intent was there.

              This is the same game where Mane trips Mina off the ball (whilst on a yellow) and Robertson kicks out at Allan (possible red).

              Both incidents not shown on MOTD and of course completely overshadowed by Pickford’s collision and Richarlison’s foul.

              It seems like a national outcry over a derby match and the reds haven’t stopped whinging.

              Fair play to Ancelotti for mentioning it.

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

                I think it’s a genuine shame when a player picks up an injury, especially a serious one. But that lot get no sympathy from the Blues. They don’t deserve any.

                As Carragher said about the Pickford collision - ‘it’s football’.

          7. Saka_me_sideways
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I’m not convinced and will be keeping in my starting 11.
              If it’s true then he won’t play any part and Lamptey steps off the bench.

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Warmed up muscle can take a lot, problems start after the game.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                If you’ve ever got a dead leg and played on you’ll know, feels alright at the time then you can’t walk for a week

          8. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            1FT. 0.4 ITB. Who to replace JRod with?

            Martinez
            TAA Semedo Lamptey
            Salah Grealish Son JRod**
            Maupay Kane DCL

            Steer Bissouma Mitchell Dallas

            1. Silent Friend
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Bruno

            2. Dexters Laboratory
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Havertz/Pulisic

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Not enough $.

                  1. Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    -4

              • The Senate
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                If you've a lot of value tied up in him I'd suggest bench him and hope Mitchell plays - otherwise you can pick between:
                (A) TAA + Zaha
                (B) Reguilon + Rashford -4

            3. The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Is Hegazy & ivanovic good thing for WBA defence?

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

                I think the person who will benefit most is Pereira putting in corners for those two!

              2. Joey Tribbiani
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Even if they signed prime Desailly and Blanc, I wouldn't care about WBA

                • The White Pele
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Wondering if maupay is still a good option this week

              3. Lukakwho
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Is JRod and keep and bench for now ?

                1. Lukakwho
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A keep, and bench

                2. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Grealish/Havertz/Pulisic/Son all great shouts

                  • Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Bench - looks like 1 week out.

                  • Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Did you not learn from the Son situation

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

                    Play him. You never know, he might start. Carlo didn’t say he’s definitely out

                3. Rondon9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Bench one

                  A Lamptey(WBA)
                  B Podence(NEW)
                  C Wood(TOT)

                  Cheers lads

                  1. The White Pele
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    C

                  2. Dexters Laboratory
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      C

                  3. Destroyer of teams
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Sitting at 450k, what moves do I need to improve this team? Dropping each week by 50k it seems was in top 100k

                    Martinez
                    Robbo Saiss Kilman Chillwell / Mitchell

                    Salah Sterling Son Bruno / Biss

                    DCL Wilson / Brewster

                    0.1 itb

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Team looks fine, should turn around

                    2. djoker_nole
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Get Kane or keep dropping

                      • Destroyer of teams
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yeah Kane is the only one I am missing, maybe Wilson & Sterling to Kane and Grealish but I like having a city player and have Son already

                    3. Cruz88
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Am thinking we would be lucky to get one more game out of Mitchell, right? Possibly even might be benched for Fulham now PVA is back?

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

                        Feels like Fulham is a nice game for them to ease PVA into things with.

                    4. as33
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      KWP or Bissouma to start?

                      1. as33
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Over James

                      2. Hansel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        KWP

                    5. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      What do you fellas think the best move is here? Sterling > Barnes? Kane starting to seem essential as well, but not sure of a way to get him in, willing to take a -4 for him as well. Thanks in advance!

                      1FT
                      5.0 ITB

                      Martinez
                      TAA | Lamptey | Säiss | Digne
                      Salah | Podence | Barnes | Son
                      Werner | DCL

                      GK: Steer | Brewster | Anguissa | Mitchell

                    6. Silent Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Bruno 3 goals 2 assists in 3.5 games and no price rise yet?????

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        It's all fixed, TAA loses 400k owners (around 10-15% total ownership) and doesn't drop

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Simmer down

                        2. FC Hakkebøf
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I reckon most people who sell him do it on a WC.

                        3. Baked baines
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Just means many took TAA out in their wildcards!

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        that's not how price rises work...

                    7. RoysCallerAnne
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      All the anxiety about losing value/ value tied up in players.
                      It's great. Conservative, angst ridden managers never do well at this game.
                      Leaves us at elite level to power on and mop up points and not fall into the FFS urban legend that value actually means anything in FPL.
                      I bet all the eejits that benched Bruno in GW1 are the same ones that will bench Rodriguez in GW6.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Your comments are always enjoyable

                      2. The Senate
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Bruno has almost double Aubameyang's score. I started with the wrong one of those two.

                      3. adam wigan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I wouldn’t say value means nothing. Last season I ended with a team value of just over 110 million as I like to bring in form players and don’t mind taking hits. I’m definitely not elite but I won all my mini leagues just because the others couldn’t afford the players I had.

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          And what about the OR rank may I ask?

                          1. adam wigan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            27,700 not world beating but it’s the best I’ve done so far! I find it more fun to play that was as well. I’m happy to take a hit if I think the new players with outscore the old ones.

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              That's fair. I played with the opposite mindset as you and finished with a very similar OR... clearly different ways to play the game with the same outcome which is interesting

                              1. Lindelol
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Captaincy and chips makes a lot of difference too.

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  10 captaincy blanks in a row at the start of the season for me... makes a huge difference

                                  1. Lindelol
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    i had lot of captaincy blanks in the start thanks to sterling but then Vardy set and forget for the next 10 GWs or so really turned my season around after GW10

                              2. adam wigan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                It was something I tried for the first time last season. I was tired of holding onto players I didn’t want just to avoid a -4 hit. Maybe give it a go one season, it’s quite liberating!

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  I've taken one hit already this season and it worked... I only do it when I'm completely confident it'll pay off (which isn't very often)

                                  1. adam wigan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Haha yeah I’ve taken a few already after a really bad start. Brought son and Kane in with my recent hits though so happy enough with that!

                        2. Lindelol
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I did exactly the same. Some of my ML rivals called me casual too. I won the mini leagues by more than 100 points and ended up at 1.6k overall rank. I truly feel at the start we shouldn't ignore price rises. But shouldn't made transfer just for the sake of it ofcourse.

                          1. adam wigan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            I need to get better at it, I sometimes overthink things then make stupid transfers with unnecessary hits. It’s hard to find a balance. I‘m enjoying this style of playing though

                            1. Lindelol
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              hmm but I hardly take hits. But some people take a lot of hits yet get a great rank. So not easy to make a good decision about hits (for me atleast)

                      4. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Building up value early on is essentiel imo.

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Don't throw around the E word like that...

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

                        Are you RoysBrother(???) from like 10 years ago?

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

                          RoysBrotherJohnson? I think that was it.

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

                            no

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

                              Damn, he was hilarious, so much so that I think he got banned

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

                                He was hilarious. He didn't get banned. He left as he was being cyber-bullied by a clique that contained Jamsiep, AlanPartridge, TommyK amongst others.

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

                                  How do you get bullied by a bunch of nerds on a fantasy site? Oh well, I enjoyed interacting with him.

                      6. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Didn't realise you'd popped out for a fishing trip.

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

                          You can waste whole lifetime
                          Trying to be
                          What you think is expected of you
                          But you'll never be free

                          May as well go fishing

                      7. chrismoo75
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Always been a big believer in team value . Finished top 1% every season I have played ( 3 seasons). Maybe I could break in to top 0.1% if I didn't believe as much but it wins win about £500 each year in my mini league so I am sticking with it

                      8. Somalion
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        RBJ mate, great to see you back!

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

                          I still get a Christmas card, RBJ, not that imposter RCA. 😆 😆

                        2. HVT
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 3 days ago

                          Might be for you but not for me!
                          😉

                    8. zon
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Evening lads, 1 ft and loads in the bank with this lot

                      Ryan 4.0
                      TAA Mitchell Justin KWP Davies*
                      Salah Son Foden Soucek Bissouma
                      Kane DCL Maupay

                      Davies -> Targett is my target before price changes
                      Additionally, would you rid Foden for a hit? Would you go for

                      A) Grealish
                      B) Bruno
                      C) Other?

                      1. Chilli Heatwave
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        B

                        1. Dexters Laboratory
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Soucek to Grealish?

                      2. Gemma817
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Ryan
                          TAA, Lamptey, Justin, Mitchel, Dunne
                          Salah, Son, Mahrez, Podence, Anguissa
                          DCL, Ings, Jiminez

                          ITB: 3.1 FT:1
                          I feel like taking a gamble. Also, feeling aggressive with the transfers.
                          Thinking of
                          a) Ings --> Aguero and Podence --> Barkley (-4)
                          b) Just Podence --> Barkley/Grealish
                          c) Any other thoughts/suggestions?

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

                            Ings/Jimmy -> Kane popular move, one I think I'm doing myself

                          2. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Just Ings to Kane is plenty

                        • Chilli Heatwave
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          James or Lamptey first sub for Rodriguez cover?

                          1. La Roja
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Lamptey of course

                            1. Dexters Laboratory
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Definitely Lamptey

                              • HVT
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 3 days ago

                                Would you take those 8pts now?

                          2. Hansel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            How come Wolves players have VsX in the updated watchlist when they are 9th in attacking difficulty for the next 5 on the fixture ticker?

                          3. Jönny
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            On a wildcard... with Saiss, Lamptey and Struijk in my back 5, how would you rather spend 11.3:

                            (a) Robertson and Mitchell
                            (b) Chilwell and Gomez/Reguillon/double up on Boly

                            I worry the first is storing up a transfer to be made, given PvA's near return from injury.

                            1. La Roja
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              A with Kilman

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

                                You reckon Kilman keeps his spot longer than Mitchell?

                          4. Hadebayor Mum
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Still can't get above the 4 million mark!! Am I GTG?

                            Martinez
                            TAA Saiss Lamptey
                            Podence Salah (C) Son Mahrez
                            Watkins DCL Jimenez

                            Steer Hamez* Ayling Justin

                          5. wasp3000
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            WC Draft now that James is out...0.4m ITB

                            Martinez (Forster)
                            Robbo Lamptey Saiss (Mitchell Kilman)
                            Salah Son Grealish Zaha (Bissouma)
                            Kane DCL Maupay

                            Thoughts?

                            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Don't want Mitchell and kilman..either one of them is OK..

                              1. wasp3000
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Any DF in the 4.5m range that you like? Mitchell & Kilman currently there as they are 4.0m playing DF's but for how long i do not know?

                                1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Keep kilman and upgrade Mitchel to a Leeds full back is the general strategy..

                                  1. wasp3000
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    and they rotate perfectly with Lamptey. nice one

                            2. FC Hakkebøf
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Think I prefer Foden over Zaha but not sure

                              1. FC Hakkebøf
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Use the funds to upgrade Mitchell

                                1. wasp3000
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Ya Mitchell is just there as i had him at 4.0m since the beginning but for how long? Any stand out DF's you think?

                            3. Henrik Larsson
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                This is very similar to my latest draft.

                                Same GKs
                                Robbo, Chilwell, Lamps, Dallas, Kilman
                                Salah, Son, Havertz, Barkley, Biss
                                Same Strikers

                                Might give you ideas. I prefer my midfield as it's easier to switch James back in for Havertz if needed.

                                1. wasp3000
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  very nice. Yes the switch to James i need to look at tonight. Don't want to leave myself having to take hits to get him in.

                            4. Henrik Larsson
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                What we thinking here lads? Finalising a WC.

                                A - Maupay and Bisouma
                                B - Foden and Brewster

                                Maupay is maybe good short term, Foden a good choice long term with their nice GW10+ fixtures in mind. Any thoughts?

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  A

                                2. FC Hakkebøf
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  A.. Loads of cheap strikers to switch between...

                                3. Henrik Larsson
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Cheers lads. Good call

                                  • wasp3000
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Just to return the favour for the comment above. Maupay is perfect with WBA this weekend and a switch to Antonio is easy when WH fixtures turn.

                                4. Zilla
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  James too? FFS can't catch a break.

                                  1. Brosstan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Who else?...

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

                                      VVD and Vardy

                                      1. Brosstan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        That's unlucky

                                    2. Seanigula
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      His team is linked

                                  2. Seanigula
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Just bench JRod and take a hit, downgrade VVD and make switch Vardy with Kane

                                    1. Zilla
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Yeah thinking about that, cheers mate.

                                5. unitednations
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  The KDB return to fitness causing a real headache...was all set to do kdb > salah, not sure anymore.

                                  Martinez
                                  Taa Saiss Lamptey -- James Mitchell
                                  Kdb* Son Havertz Barnes -- Burke
                                  Watkins Jimmy DCL

                                  A: KDB >> Salah and keep 2.4m itb
                                  B: KDB + Jimmy >> Salah + Kane (-4)
                                  C: Havertz + James >> Salah + Kilman (-4) and keep KDB
                                  D: Havertz + Barnes >> Salah + Barkley (-4) and keep KDB

                                  1. Sandesh_
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    C

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

                                  Drop one

                                  A) Salah
                                  B) Mane
                                  C) Bruno
                                  D) Kane
                                  E) Son

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

                                    Bruno for now.

                                  2. Flair
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    C

                                  3. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Keeping penalty takers makes sense, so one of Son\Mane - if it was me I'd drop korean player as his input might be afected by return of Bale.

                                    1. Pukki Blinders
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Son may have been quicker to type than Korean player lol

                                  4. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    B

                                  5. Lindelol
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    I have got Son now so it should be him as he might now get injured/red card or might blank in 6-0 spurs victory.

                                7. jam sandwich
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  with Rodriguez out:

                                  a) 4-3-3 with Chilwell (mun) - have Pulisic already
                                  b) 3-4-3 with Bissouma (WBA) - have Lamptey and Maupay already

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

                                    A is worth a shot

                                  2. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    A

                                8. drughi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Was happy with my team now this jrod News, zaha or foden in or just let ayling step in?

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

                                    Ayling

                                9. Whats the Mata?
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  What would you do if you still had KDB?

                                  Pictured in training today.

                                  Hold or sell?

                                  Was thinking Kdb Jim to Grealish Kane for a hit.

                                  1. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Hold

                                10. unitednations
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Which combo would you prefer next few gw's

                                  A: Barnes + Havertz + Kane + Son
                                  B: Barkley + Jimmy + KDB + Son

                                  - Barnes vs. Barkley is tight. I already have watkins but that shdnt make a diff
                                  - Jimmy vs. Havertz is also hard to call
                                  - Kane > KDB i think? not sure about that

                                  1. Major League Shocker
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    A

                                    Switch to City players GW10.

                                  2. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    A but wouldn't want Barnes given fixtures

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

                                  Is Doherty worth a hold? Have Justin aswell. Who needs to go first?

                                  1. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Doh clearly needs to go first. What's the issue with Justin?

                                  2. Would Ed Woodward
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Doherty has been an awful pick, went from one of my favourite players to someone I was desperate to get rid of.

                                12. Kryptonite666
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  worth trading Rodriguez to Grealish for FT ?

                                  Selling price 7.8 - current price 8.0

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

                                    Not if he’s only out a week

                                  2. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    not for me

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

                                    Only if you have no bench. But with rodriguez injury record it's hard to know. Could be out longer

                                  4. Nice to Finally Michu
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    surely selling price is 7.7

                                    1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      I wouldn't make that move though

                                    2. Bluth Banana
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Could be bought at 7.6

                                      1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        ah, sorry about that, you're probably right
                                        My mistake

                                13. Kryptonite666
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Bench is no good. KWP against Southampton is not exciting.

                                  1. Kryptonite666
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    *everton