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The Fantasy Flutter: Mane to exploit below-par Blades?


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STERLING RISES

0-5, 0-4, 1-4, 0-4, 0-5: not the bowling figures of a cricket match in its infancy but rather the last five results between West Ham United and Manchester City at the London Stadium.

The Hammers have been much improved this season, of course, going unbeaten in their last three games against Wolves, Leicester and Spurs.

The opening quarter of an hour at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend was a reminder that they’re not totally impenetrable, however, and if there is one team well equipped to exploit any weaknesses, it’s Pep Guardiola’s attack-minded troops.

Backing a 5-0 or 5-1 away victory on Saturday lunchtime returns 33/1 with bet365, with 4-0 and 4-1 winning margins available at 18/1.

Raheem Sterling himself has six goals and five assists in his last six league meetings with West Ham United, with the Manchester City winger hitting a hat-trick in this fixture last season – he is 11/1 to repeat that trick this weekend and 10/3 to grab the first goal.

EASY MANE?

Behind not only Mohamed Salah (2/1) but also Diogo Jota and Divock Origi (15/4) to score the first goal against Sheffield United on Saturday, Sadio Mane is a generous 4/1 with bet365 to open the scoring at Anfield.

Salah might be shot-happy and on penalties but Mane is still trumping not only his teammate but also every other Premier League player who has started at least one match when it comes to minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI).

Sheffield United have conceded more headed chances than any other team in 2020/21 and with Mane having more headers on goal than any other current FPL midfielder over the last two seasons, the Senegalese could prosper in Gameweek 6.

TWO GOALS, ONE BET

Anyone who backed Spurs to beat West Ham in Gameweek 5 would have been counting not only their chickens but their imminent winnings when the Lilywhites led 3-0 with eight minutes to go.

We all know what happened next, of course, as Jose Mourinho’s troops contrived to throw away two points in a match they dominated – much as they did against Newcastle United before the international break.

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NU-NO GOALS ALLOWED

Wolverhampton Wanderers have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches at Molineux, where they take on Newcastle United in Gameweek 6.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have recorded shut-outs in 12 of their last 19 league fixtures home or away, which is more than any other club has managed in that time.

A Magpies side that has carved out fewer shots on target than all teams bar Crystal Palace this season gives Wolves a great chance to build on Monday’s clean sheet over Leeds, which was their third of 2020/21.

A Wolves win to nil is 13/8 but if you wanted more bang for your buck, look no further than Romain Saiss.

No club has allowed more chances from set plays than Newcastle in each of the last three seasons (including this one), which could bode well for a threatening Saiss at corner and free-kick situations.

The Moroccan is 20/1 to score the first goal against Steve Bruce’s troops.


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222 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hattrick Bamford

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Crazy

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah ... Should have gone for him from start when he was so cheap avoiding all the hatred towards him ... 😀

    2. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You don't have Bamford. This is fake news

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Aye

    3. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Surprised he still has 25% ownership.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        The criticism he had from start must have stopped many getting him

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mitchell Salah (c) TAA expecting to plummet down the ranks for today.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Soucek Pulisc Salah© Taa Robbo for me.

      I hope i get a huge green arrow Today 😀

      1. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You won't

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Cheers

          1. The Big Cheese
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Amey my friend I hope you get the rank you desire. I'm just being cantankerous at the end of a long nightshift

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Take good rest my friend 🙂
              Thanks for wishing me luck bdw. I need it 😆

        2. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I was told to “accept the red arrows” for my -16 last week. Moved up a million places and got a net of 14 points more than my team before the transfers. It’s a crazy game and anything can happen.

    2. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Whatever happens happens. Who needs a good rank anyway?

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Diaz, Salah C & Aguero ... could be good or bad

    4. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Only the latter two so if you’re going down, I’m coming down with you.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Reminds me of Titanic.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Foden Sterling Robbo Mane (C)

      Big day

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Bruno, Robertson and Salah (c)

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    All this Mane love, please repay the faith today my captain!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He will do very well.

      1. Over The Mounié
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Arise!

  4. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pick one from next week onwards

    A Aguero Barkley Bamford/6.0
    B Brewster KDB Antonio -4

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Will you be playing Brewster in B every GW?

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Sadly yes.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          A then

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Each has a turd so keep the 4pts

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  5. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Have to smile at the week's leading score ... I suppose someone had to (tc) Bamford. Typical team set up for just a specific Friday, with Kane, Rashford and DCL on the bench! 7 million OR

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hahaha I never understand what kind of satisfaction people get from that lol, so pointless..

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        They're competing for local leagues, top the week and win a pizza and beer type thing.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Napolitana?

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yes, not very logical thinking either - his upside was always limited becuase in addition to Bamford he had two Villa defenders - where was the sense in that? Maybe I'm just jealous because I don't have Bamford.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          gets a high rank if Leeds fail to score in a 0-0 ?

    2. VAR United
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just think about all those teams Friday nights teams that would have tc Grealish or Watkins

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

    Thoughts on this move for GW7?

    Podence > ???

    a. Barkley
    b. Jorghino
    c. Fabhino

    Cheers

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A of those, but consider Soucek and Lookman as well

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Expected points from grealish Martinez yesterday..Dallas second on the bench..Great start..

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would you say you had....Great Expectations?

    2. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm happy with my 3 from Martinez

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What do you guys think about Danny Ings as an FPL option then?.. He seems like he might once again be on course to get 20 goals this season and looks like a good option and seems to be fairly priced, it's just that other are matching the output for cheaper prices.. but then again I don't want to use a transfer to lose him. Is it a case of don't sell,don't buy?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep. Keep if you have him.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He hasn't doesn't done much wrong and I still expect him to tick over. I have more confidence in him than Jimi at the moment. I think Ings is a hold.

    3. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He looks like a man with confidence. I wouldn't get rid. South do score a lot of goals.

    4. shaunyjames
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There are other players I'd prefer to use a FT on, feel like Ings will keep ticking over nicely so I'm keeping

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Fixtures aren’t great I personally wouldn’t be keeping him

  9. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Do you think Sheffield will even touch the ball tomorrow?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tonight**

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Tomorrow in paradise.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Everyone seems to be expecting an annihilation .... I'm not so sure. (Praying for 1-0 rather than 6-1).

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Comfortable on the ball, possession based but toothless in attack Sheffield United?

      Yeah expect them to have move of it than quick through the transitions Liverpool

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      They will sit deeper than Titanic, key for LFC success will be Thiago Alcantara in my opinion. At Bayern he was the one opening the double decker bus defenses.

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I doubt they will sit deep. It's not like they have loads of counterattacking players. Agree that Thiago's influence will be v interesting

    5. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There's always the kickoff.

    6. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks everyone, there seems to be unanimous consensus that Sheffield will touch the ball at kickoff and then that will be it.

    7. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sheffield to win 1:0.
      Brewster goal.
      Inevitable.

  10. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Trying bit more patient approach this year with my transfers, ie no hits and giving players more than couple games to deliver but looks like my TV is suffering comparing to most.

    Really hope that Trent will repay my faith (and 0.1m loss) in next 2 home fixtures, also need double digit scores from Jimi & Ings.

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Patience is good but I'd be hovering around the transfer button re Trent - he's not shown any great form since they closed out the title last season.

      Jimi and Ings are both slow burners so yeah waiting on them is a good shout. Who's your other forward?

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

        Playing 352 with Brewster, like my mids but got some money tied up at the back in Digne, Taa and Saiss (to lesser extend) should I decide to switch formation.
        I like my team on paper but if I dont start climbing up the ranks soon then will have to rejig it somehow.

        1. Guru Mediation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Not tempted by DCL he's ticking over every game after all

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

            Cant go wrong with him but If I'm gonna rejig then will try to do it for somebody with less ownership and higher celling like Aguero.

            1. Guru Mediation
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Yeah getting in 1 explosive forward seems like the structure to go with and Kun is a lovely differential

    2. shaunyjames
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I am now the only one in my ML with TAA, feel like a hot streak is coming

      1. JOELIO8701
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mate I am loving the Trent sales - if he scores 50 points less than last season then so be it if less rivals have him (in the absence of viable players elsewhere).

  11. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What to do with Watkins?

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wait, good fixtures

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You should obviously sell for Barmford, come on mate keep up with the rules.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Keep.
      Your 6-6.5m striker won't score goals every game or even every 2nd game. That's what the premiums are there for.

    4. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sell for Bamford

    5. fjb07
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He's useless.. i bought him in for mitrovic
      But im not transfering him out now.. maybe after the GW 7 matches.. i'll do it

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm giving him another GW

    7. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He is now known as Shitkins or Donkins.

    8. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Definitely wouldn’t sell for Bamford, compare their fixtures

    9. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Keep for Southampton and Brighton

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is it too late to get Kane this week?

    Next 2 fixtures look great for Spurs and I reckon he will be most capped player.
    Getting him also makes a move for Aguero very easy in GW10.

    Considering selling TAA, Reece & Jimenez for Chilwell, Kilman & Kane for a hit.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good moves IMO

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers Amey!

        Hoping to finally break into the Top 2 mil this week 😛

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Me too.
          Need Salah hattrick & Taa 10+ haul for that to happen though. Ha Ha

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            That'll work for me too with hopefully Mane assisting a couple of Salah's goals. *Fingers crossed*

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Other way around surely!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not too late. If his form remains at current levels then you might even want to get Kane + Aguero

  13. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Allow me to re-post on this new thread for some more views .. If Zaha and Palace doesn't look convincing in attack again, it's probably time to sell and look for the replacement.

    Martinez - Steer
    Robbo - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell - Kilman
    Salah - Son - Hames - Zaha - Foden
    Kane - DCL - Brewster

    With 9.9m budget, these options are for straight swap.

    A) Zaha -> Rashford ... But Martial returns soon. Will Ole continue to play two FWDs up top?
    B) Zaha -> Havertz / Pulisic ... Not sure if Lampard found his preferred XI and formation yet?

    Rashford looks like a prime target for me but also wondering if it's worth to go for Bruno.

    C) Zaha + Foden -> Bruno + 5.9m MF (Barkley went up already. Probably go down to Soucek and save 1.0m. But, no City?)
    D) Zaha + Hames -> Bruno + 7.2m MF (Grealish? Still good after last night that he almost scored? But, sell Hames?)
    E) Zaha + Saiss -> Bruno + 4.5m DF (Lots of nailed starters and still have Foden & Hames. But, sell Saiss?)

    One think about keeping Zaha and two suggesting E.

    Any advice please.

    1. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'd keep Zaha for the next few weeks

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I like fixtures too, but also think Wolves and Leeds will hard to score against if Palace not improving.

        I will see how well they are at attacking against Fulham today.

        1. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I tend to value fixtures over form nearly every time. Sometimes it backfires but I use the logic that if a decent player is out of form, then playing [insert rubbish team] is a good time to start finding form

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Fixtures influence my decision a lot too, but not 100% after some players like Y.Toure and Mahrez (at LEI) proven about form.

            GW 7-10

            CPL : wol / LEE / bur / NEW
            MUN : ARS / eve / WBA / sou
            CHE : bur / SHU / new / TOT

            I feel that are actually more difficult for Palace to score against.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Zaha to Rash/Chelsea mid sounds good. Nice differentials!

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank you.

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C)

      If your concern is no city you can address that at a later date from downgrading Robbo and moving from Son to KDB (once Spurs show a dip you'll only want one of Son/Kane). Or straight swap Kane to Aguero when Spurs dip and if you want to keep pool defence.

      In summary, I think spurs attack are the placeholder team for city attack and trading in and out of those assets depending on form is the way I'm looking at it. Right now holding Spurs and shorting City is the way to go

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        But giving Zaha Foden a couple more could be worthwhile too

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Thank you. That's a good food for thought on Spurs / City. They will meet on GW9 and then fixture turn more difficult for Spurs and look more favourable for City. It might be a good time to switch one of Kane / Son.

          This season is strange though as penalty is given more and CS look more difficult (no stats, just feeling). Foden looks like a good value from City if he continues to play regularly. That's a reason that I'm hesitated if it's time to sell him.

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Like the Rashford move.

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank you. It looks like a good use of FT to me too.

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

    The fantasy gods have left me a FT and exact money ITB to switch Brewster to Bamford, even though I'll never play him and will switch him back (for a likely hit) to Brewster to bring in the City boys GW10. They are tickling my knee and roaring with laughter.

    A) It is written
    B) Hold firm

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Are those Jehova's Witnesses at the door? Hold firm!

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

      Thank you good Sir Knight.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      *bangs reflex hammer*

      It is written

  15. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Did Digne > Konsa in order to enable Salah this week. That has worked out well so far. Were Villa that bad or were Leeds too good?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Both

  16. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Should I do Ings & Jimi > Kane & Bamford next week for a hit?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane is a great © this GW. Like it tbh

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I brought in Salah (c) for a hit this week. Wanted Kane too but could only captain one and didn't want to get Brewster to enable Kane.

        Next week I'm thinking Jimi & Ings > Kane & Bamford for a hit. Kane is fixture proof right now

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Could work out of plan to cap Kane.

  17. HippY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    To the people who invested heavily(2/3) in Villa, and have Salah (C)....

    Are you feeling confident that Salah can right Villa's wrongs, or is the thought of Spurs on Monday leaving you worried?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Have 2 Villa
      Triple Pool
      Kane Son

      I hope a green arrow this GW at last ....

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Covered all the bases! Who has the armband?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Salah

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Need a big Salah haul today

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Aye
          See the irony.
          Two UNITED boys hoping for Liverpool Talisman haul.
          FPL ....... 😎

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I know right. This game can have you supporting the oddest teams lol

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Yup

          2. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Do you pick your FPL teams with head or heart when it comes to United?

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Head
              But i feel I've missed the trick this season by going big at back and avoiding Bruno

              Feel he's FPL gold. Will try to squeeze him in whenever i can ..

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Always head. In recent times I haven’t even considered United players because we’ve been rubbish and inconsistent.

              However I think Rashford/Bruno will be popular on here soon. Coming into form and are fixture proof

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I have 2 from each.

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

      Not really expecting anything from Salah tbh, but overall team will hopefully be able to get a green arrow.

      Relying on Villians was never a good idea 😆

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I feel this is the week for the differentials. City assets, Mane, Bale

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      All I can do is pray and hope Kane doesn't score more than 1.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If your captain hauls then you dont need to worry about rest of your team. Captaincy is so powerful, last week many of my players returned points and I was still left behind all those Kane(c) teams.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not really. Ive had 118 points from my 5 caps so far. Still ranked below 500k

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

          Not exactly sure whats your point.
          Captain that hauls (talking about double digit scores) easily covers overal bad team performance.

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        This is exactly it. It’s the biggest variable of all. I feel like a good gameweek will come down to Kane(C) vs Salah(C)

    5. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think Pool will do more damage to Sheff Utd than Spurs will do to Burnley. Spurs points could start to get shared around if Bale starts

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Feel the same myself but we'll find out soon.

  18. Areyouthereyet
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2ft next week. TAA + Ings to Chilwell + Aguero. Good to go?

    Current squad
    TAA Lamptey Saiss
    DCL Ings Kane

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Your midfield is MIA, Aston Villa?

    2. Areyouthereyet
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Salah Son Grealish Hamez. Not gonna change this mid anytime soon

  19. JOELIO8701
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Trent dropped in price. Madness ahead of these two fixtures. I think patience will reward the few managers that employ it this season. I agree Robertston has looked better but would only make that transfer on a wildcard. I’ve captained Salah but I wouldn’t be surprised if Trent comes out with a 12+ pointer tonight.

    Anyways I must get back to selling Werner for Watkins for a hit who gets sold for Kane for a hit who gets sold for Bamford for a hit etc

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      We can only hope so. I won't be surprised to know if Klopp has told him to be a bit more defensive.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Starting to think this. It’s not making sense. Must be instructional?

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I doubt that.
        Henderson is getting in attacking RW spot as soon as Salad tucks inside which leaves no space for Taa IMO

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Maybe that's the reason Hendo has been told to get into the RW position?
          So that TAA doesn't have to get too forward and leaves no empty space behind him.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Could be. But they’d be wasting so much goal creation from Trent. Why change whats broken.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              It's already broken 😉

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            If anything we might see a bit of lower line of defence from Pool now as they've lost their talisman due to injury.

            I am watching games tonight very carefully as need to take decisions for Taa/Chilwell/Rashford/Bruno/Pulisc etc in near future (incoming and outgoing)

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      well if someone bought a Leeds defender then used the money to upgrade a rubbish mid to Son or someone ... maybe they have a better team ?

  20. JOELIO8701
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A mate of mine is sitting top of our mini league with overall rank of 30k. His team not in need of any major surgery for upcoming games. Of course, he’s hit the wildcard button last night anyway so he can get Bamford in. What is wrong with people?

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

      Not everyone play this game seriously, some just like to try random stuff. No harm done.

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Many ways to have fun with FPL Just do what they believe and enjoy.

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Kane (C) against a Dunk-less Brighton could become set in stone on Monday. Though Sterling appeals

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not Bamford?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Good shout, maybe I should take a -12 to TC him?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Great idea that, but don't forget to pose the question on here so many times our eyes start bleeding!

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Does it make much difference without Dunk?

      Just ask I know Dunk much about his attacking threat but no clue how influence he is in defending.

      Anyway, that sounds a good reason backing up Kane.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He is Brighton's best defender, let's see how they cope without him against the mighty Karlan Grant.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      They play a high line like Soton too. If West Ham look good against City then I'll probably also go Kane(c).

  22. JaydenLFC87
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Typical... I traded Bamford out for Kane this week as looked a good move on paper,

    Is it now worth trying to get Bamford in again based on yday game? Would need to be for a hit this week or wait a week then can do with 2FT

    1. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't be rushing to get Bamford in my team

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just let it go.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just forget it, no point bringing him back now. Accept you’ve missed the points and look for future points don’t chase past points

  23. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Early thoughts before the next GW?
    Probably don't want to keep Maupay after WBA.

    1. Maupay to Bamford
    2. Maupay Stephens to Brewster Foden
    3. Maupay Grealish to McGinn Jim/Ings
    4. Maupay Grealish to Bamford Pulisic

    Currently thinking about 1. and saving the other FT.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I like the look of 4

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just don't really want to lose Grealish, he could easily have 2 yesterday and looks like Messi with the ball

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Messi who doesn't pass ... Hs ha
          Fair enough though

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I am not sure if you have seen Messi with the ball

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Messi doesn't have balls tbh

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Hmm... so Messi is an Argentine sissy

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                😆

          2. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I'm not sure if you have seen Grealish

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Why Should I?

              1. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                ...

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Can you do anything else?

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not really keen on moving anyone else

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maupay to Antonio

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        For GW8 can agree, just have problem with GW7 - could also keep Maupay and do Mitchell to Kilman and play him in 442

    4. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Team is:

      Martinez
      Robo/Reguilon/Lamptey/Chilwell
      Salah(c)/Son/Grealish/Hamez
      Kane/DCL/Maupay

      Martin/Mitchell/Stephens/Hamez

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Nice team Sir Atimis, what about Rashford?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Don't think I'm able to fit him in unfortunately

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Or perhaps a third Hamez?

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Haha should have get rid of one !

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Why would you sell Maupay & Grealish?

      Personally think all those moves are downgrades.

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Don't really want to get rid of Grealish, it's rather Maupay I would get rid of due to Spurs game next GW. Also, need to burn the FT somehow.

      2. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        So maybe Mitchell to Kilman?

        1. Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          If no other moves id do Mitchell -> Ferguson - sets up your bench fodder for the longer term.

          Kilman likely not long term starter.

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          That's a good move. Think patience will pay off with Maupay & Jack. Maybe Maupay to Antonio in GW8 could be a good option.

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Right, thanks !

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

      Not sure why you’re looking at removing Maupay or Grealish, I don’t like any of those moves

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mainly focused on Maupay but may keep as well and get Kilman in def

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Think Maupay is a great option, I just brought him in this week. Wait for the Wolves game and see if Kilman holds his spot

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Sure thing !

    7. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same dilemma (almost identical squad).

      Have 2 FT and don't want to burn one so will likely just do Maupay>Antonio 1 week early (liv away not ideal but it frees up a transfer for the following week and fits the plan).

      Grealish and Martinez concern me after last night but not enough to knee jerk them out after 1 bad game (didn't watch it but heard Grealish could've scored easily on another day)

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        In fact both looked good and AV been clearly unlucky not to be 2:0 up

  24. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    It hurts to have Bamford & Dallas on the bench. Honestly this game is sht... If only we could sub in players on the bench, that would be fantastic!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would be corrupt if we could do that tbf

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Nothing corrupt about it. It will make the game fun & bench more important.

        I mean why choose 15 players when we can’t effectively use them all if needed. The only downside to that is the BB chip but it is way better to use options on the bench... Nothing hurts more than wasted points on the bench in fpl

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Oooof

  25. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best 4.5£ & under defender to own?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dallas currently

      1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        How about Ayling?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I have Ayling but he’s at CB now due to injuries, though when both play full back Ayling is the better pick

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      It was Targett till yesterday 😀
      It's Dallas now

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        It'll be Masuaku after Fulham!

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm looking at Leeds full-back.

  26. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    For those looking for a defensive rotation pairing, Aston Villa and Southampton offer a good run from GW7 to GW16:

    SOU, NEW, BHA, whm, NEW, SHU, BUR, wba, CPL, WHM

    Targett and KWP could be a good way to get in on this for a combined 9.0m

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good find

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks for the information mate 🙂
      Might need to take money out of defense now that VVD is out and i have Taa Robbo.
      Can work this isn't it

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      my keepers .,. just shifted from Brighton to Leeds to pair with Southampton ... 4 clean sheets out of six so far, 31 points at over 5 ppg 🙂

      Martinez has scored more points due to his penalty save but I don’t think he will keep it going

  27. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Early days but thoughts on any key issues with this lot?

    2FT (£0.1m itb)

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Saiss
    Salah Son Grealish Hamez
    Kane DCL Maupay

    steer soucek lamptey mitcell

    Maupay>Antonio (1 week early to avoid burning a transfer)???

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nah. That is a very good team IMO. Maybe if Mitchell is getting kicked out of the team (because PVA is back) then you could change him?

    2. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I’d probably do Mitchell -> Kilman if he starts.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mitchell to Kilman if Mitchell has lost his place and Kilman starts ? I would have suggested Struijk until last night

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What to do here?

    Martinez
    Robbo saiss lampt tayor Justin
    Periera salah son grealish Havertz
    Kane dcl Brewster

    Thinking of Justin to Kilman to free up some cash

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would rather be getting rid of Taylor

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah him and pereira are also not ideal

        I’ve .9 itb so I can upgrade

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    This team for next week with 1.3 ITB. Planning to downgrade James to a 4.5 to enable my Son to Bruno plan in GW 9. Which 4.5 to get?

    Martinez (Steere)
    TAA Dallas Lamptey (Mitchell James)
    Salah Sterling Son Foden Podence
    DCL Ings (Brewster)

    Thanks a lot!

  30. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Owning only Salah and Robbo from today's 4 matches!
    I expect a massive drop in my rank but by the end of the gw I will be back with 4 players on Monday...
    *At least im gonna watch El Classico and I hope for a barça win