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How patience in Liverpool defence can help me bounce back from FPL Gameweek 6

Gameweek 6 was one of my worst in Fantasy Premier League history but it’s not the Gameweek score that maketh the manager, it is your response to it that really matters.

When I started writing this article, I was sitting on a net score of 11 points (yes, eleven) from nine players (yes, nine) including my captain Mohamed Salah (£12.4m). Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane (£10.9m) added 15 points to that on Monday but a score of just 27 is not what I was hoping for at all.

I know I am not alone in scores like this for Gameweek 6, so I am writing about what went wrong and how I cope with that moving forward.

Ironically, I had really high hopes for this week. Triple Liverpool at home to a struggling Sheffield Untied side, the ever reliable captain Salah, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) in great form, and appealing fixtures for the likes of Mat Ryan (£4.5m), Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.8m) and Ross Barkley (£6.0m). On paper, it was arguably my strongest-looking 11 of the season. 

So with this is mind, I think it is so important for us to remember not all good decisions lead to good results in FPL. Ultimately, we pick our teams but we have absolutely no control over what happens on the pitch. If our player gets injured, misses a sitter or gets sent off (I’m looking at you Lucas) then that not something we have any influence over. 

I decided to look at how we can look at bad scores objectively and work out how to improve our rank going forward rather than letting it spoil our weekend and make emotional decisions with regards to the next set of fixtures.

Here is my three-point plan for such scenarios.

  1. Identify the difference between bad decisions and what is bad luck. Last week’s score has no effect on next week’s score, but performances and statistics do. Rather than looking at a players bad score, look at his contribution on the pitch. The Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area is perfect for this.
  2. Try not to chase points. Jumping from player to player chasing points that have been and gone can be a frustrating circle. For example, hopping from the likes of Mitrovic, Ollie Watkins (£6.0m), Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Patrick Bamford (£5.9m) is so tempting when we see all of these players returning double-digit hauls over the first six Gameweeks. But often we end up wasting precious transfers and missing all these points completely. I like to pick a player over a period of matches and trust they can provide me the value I am looking for. For example, I had a pre-conceived plan of sticking with Mitrovic until Gameweek 7 because of strong fixtures. I like to stay true to my game plans and if it doesn’t work so be it.
  3. Embrace the highs and lows. If you can’t enjoy a thrilling game because your captain hasn’t returned or you are secretly willing one of your forwards to score against the team you support, it is time to take a step back. After all, we play FPL to enhance our enjoyment of the game we love. Bad weeks are inevitable!

FORWARD PLANNING

A big talking point right now is what we do with Liverpool defensive assets now that Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) is ruled out for a sustained period. As a Fantasy manager who has built a lot of success on the defensive double-up over the last two seasons, I feel it’s right I touch on this. 

What we are seeing in the first six weeks is season like no other. We have seen some freak results and it seems teams have forgotten how to defend. However, I believe we will soon see a return to normality and Premier League managers will address the defensive issues. Manchester United’s rather dull, stalemate draw with Chelsea is perhaps is a good early example of this.

I think it is important to stick to my identity as a FPL manager, to give Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) more time to deliver the returns we know they are capable of. 

As the old saying goes ‘You live by the sword, you die by the sword’. I was happy with what I saw from an attacking point of view again in Gameweek and, with Alisson (£5.9m) back in the side, I am still hopeful some clean sheets are imminent. As managers continue to ship out the full-backs in their droves, I’m hoping the patient approach will pay off once again.

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821 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best one in your opinion?
    A. Bruno Fernandes + 4.5 defender (Dallas/Taylor/Justin-rotation)
    B. Pulisic + Chilwell
    C. Zaha + TAA

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

      Zaha + Chilwell?

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A with Coufal long term?

    3. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A for me

  2. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Just for this season they should allow clubs to use their fans as players if there's too many injuries/covid cases.

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

      Excellent suggestion. As a former goalkeeper, next time Allison gets injured I will make myself available. Full armour of course!

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

        Probably still have better positioning than Adrian

      2. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A Template Knight ought never risk becoming part of the template themselves good sir. I denounce thee!

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

          Bring me my jousting sticks!

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    A is where I'm heading from an upgrade on Havertz - just switched TAA to Dallas still have Zaha and not folding.

    Think Chilwell excitement premature and Puli needs a bit of time too.

    TAA will come good I'm sure but just don't see him value right now.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      RF Winston

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

        Thanks

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

    Thought on below team?

    Martinez
    Robbo,PVA,Chilwell,Dallas
    Salah,Zaha,Grealish,Son(c)
    Dcl,Kane

    Button Maupay,Romeo,Douglas

    0 itb , 0 FT

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Really decent

      One issue is 4 at the back. There's so much value up top right now that I'd want 3 there as a matter of course.

      Think - and have for a while - that Bamford is the perfect 8th attacker type possibly rotating with a mid. Think Leeds will be up there most of the season and he'll continue to get plenty of tap ins - the worldies are just a bonus.

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

        Thanks for suggestion , i am thinking to change Maupay to Bamford/Westham attacker in GW 7. Is it okay to play Maupay and bench Dallas?

  5. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Morning chaps. Urge you to listen to this week's episode of The FPL Wire. We got Tom Freeman on and he was really really good.

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

      I second this, just finished listening and it was a great listen, great content as always and some valuable insights from Tom as well which were very interesting, a lot to learn from the way he plays the game!

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Great stuff keep up the good work.

    3. The Handsome Hunk
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Is it aired on specific day of week or you announce it over here ?

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best Villa defender?

    (Went Guaita over Martinez and smarting at the couple of last minute goals in the last 2 weeks 🙁 )

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

      Konsa or Target

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        This is correct not much between them

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ty

        Not Mings? He was my first port of call. This will be a Saiss replacement if he really does lose his spot - not an immediate transfer as I have cover but budget for 5.0 plus is there.

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

          Go for the attacking returns, Target is the Villa defender i would go for and cheap

  7. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Have Mahrez, which I think is an issue now. Pep may have found how to cope without a proper No. 9. They did it without Mahrez, although I thought Mahrez at the right is what Pep prefers.

    Please suggest.
    Mahrez to Foden/ Hames or any cheaper? Have Grealish.
    Still want a City asset in my team.
    Thanks.

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

      Get in Zaha

    2. liner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      City dont have much atacking players now so why would he drop mahrez? He was just rested a bit last night, he will continue playing. I have him and i am keeping him

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sterling-Torres-Foden were used up top i believe, last night. Since it gave the result and goals, Pep might stick with it?

  8. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best 4.0 defender...who could get minutes due to injuries ?

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

      Killman

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you only have exact 4.0 then maybe Struijk is the only hope now

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    G2G? 1FT, 0.4itb

    Martinez
    Robbo Kilman Justin
    Salah Sterling (c) Son Podence
    Jimenez Ings DCL
    - James Bissouma Ferguson

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

      GTG

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      G2G

  10. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    G2G right?

    Martinez
    Chillwell, KWP, Saiss
    Salah, Son, Stirling, Podence
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Forster, Klich, Mitchell, Justin

    0.5ITB, 1FT.

    think I am saving FT.

    Thoughts?

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

      GTG

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      G2G

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cheers lads

  11. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Ayling
    Salah(c) Son Hames Zaha Podence
    Kane DCL

    Steer Justin Mitchell Davis

    1FT, 2.3m

    G2G and save FT?

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

      Yep

    2. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looks perfectly fine

  12. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Been playing for 12 years and basic errors can still be made.
    Never thought about Steer when I brought in Barkley and I have Davis too. Now blocked on a move for Martinez. Dumb.

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yeah I bought Martinez Steer and Davis on GW3 WC and blocking Grealish/Barkley

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It might have been a good thing if I had been blocked on bringing Barkley in 🙂

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          😆

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Tbf is not like we were expecting to need 4 Villa

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Exactly why I went without Steer - a few people here made me realise Villa will be a good team this season we might need 2-3 players from them

  13. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Assuming fantasy have to bring Rhys Williams into the game now?

    4.0? Or 4.5?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'd say 4.0m

      Need him to fill some big boots with VVD, Matip and now Fabhino injured!

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Chance of starting for LFC instant 4.5 price tag, a 4.0 LFC defender is wishful thinking

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        strange season thus far so you never know lol but your probably right with the 4.5m tag.

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Imagine pricing a WBA striker at 6.0. FPL admin on drugs.

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

      Morning guys. Got Bale on WC as a punt. After last weekends no show i feel he has to gtfo of my team.

      Current team:

      Martinez (steer)
      Robbo Dallas Lamptey (Masuaku Mitchell)
      Salah Son Jrod Bruno Bale
      DCL Antonio (brewster)
      2FT, 0.0 itb

      Would you:

      A) Bale => Rashford
      B) Bale => Grealish
      C)Bruno+ Bale => Grealish+KDB
      D) other

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

        Kane instead of Bale. Kanes form, ownership, fixtures, guaranteed starts just massively outweigh an unnecessary punt on Bale

      2. Bruno Fernandes
          1 month, 4 days ago

          B

        • Bruno Fernandes
            1 month, 4 days ago

            use those funds to get kane

          • Scrumper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            B

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

            B

        • NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Thinking of shipping Maupay for Antonio next week. What are the chances BRI score against TOT?

          Have a starting XI issue.

          A) Play Maupay (TOT A) 343, with Kilman (CRY H)
          B) Bench him 442, with PVA and Kilman

          any help would be appreciated, lads

          1. korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            i would say pretty good. As with most of the top teams in prem so far, keeping a clean sheet is harder than you would think. Spurs 1 CS so far.

        • Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Thinking of going pure value up top

          DCL, Antonio (assuming fit), XXX?

          What's your thinking on the best remaining

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Kane.

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              No forwards showing consistency.
              Ings, Jimi, Bam, Watkins are a fair shoutout

            2. Scrumper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Lol. I missed the boat on Kane, and decided I'm okay with going without for now. I don't want to drop any of my other premiums to get him in and chase already lost points. I reckon the others will come good

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

            Kane. He's pure value

            1. Scrumper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Def has been, but is mourinho really going to continue playing so expansively once spurs fixtures turn? I can see Kane returning to his deeper role and living off assists for son and bale

              Maybe I'm deluded s-:

              1. Scrumper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Def scary not owning him for the next two tho!!

          3. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bamford

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

            Che

        • Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Bench Foden or Podence?

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

            Pod

            1. Stram Dunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Cheers Miguel

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

            Pod

            1. Stram Dunk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Cheers mate

          3. jimski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Neither, if possible.

        • pls
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Trent, Werner ---> Chilwell, Kane (-4)

          yay or nay?

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

            Nay - Trent and Werner could both haul this GW

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

            Yay. Live a little

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          What’s everyone doing with Salah ??

          https://twitter.com/smuelmartinfpl/status/1321220503684734977?s=24

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Don't have him but anyone who does should be keeping and maybe handing him the (C)

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

              He’s injured, click on the link

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                that's just a vid. If it was a defo issue twitter injury guys would be notifying asap

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                For how long? He could be back this weekend. Pointless to speculate until the press conference.

              3. beric
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                You're right. This evidence is beyond conclusive

          2. jamesjoseph2770
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yes. He was seen limping after the end of the game..

          3. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Keeping

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

            Will be panic selling right now

        • Cali
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Trying to get Kane in and would appreciate your help.

            McCarthy
            TAA, Chilwell, Saiss, Dier
            Salah, Son, JRod, Bruno
            DCL, Adams

            Bench: Steer, Bissouma, Davis, Douglas

            ITB: 2.4M, FT: 2

            Would you:
            A) TAA, JRod, Davis => Kane, Foden, 4.5
            B) TAA, Bruno, Davis => Kane, Grealish/Zaha, Creswell/Other, 1.5ITB
            C) Bruno, Davis => Kane, Cheap mid (No Hit)
            D) Other

            1. SmasherLagru
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              D

          • b91jh
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            So basically Zaha changes his position every season to make himself OOP/reverse OOP.

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

              Oops... he did it again

          • King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Best move here?

            Martinez Steer
            TAA Robbo Konsa Mitchell Johnson
            Salah Sterling Hamez Pereira Anguissa
            Ings DCL Maupay

            A. TAA + Pereira > Kilman + Son(-4)
            B. James + TAA > Son + Chilwell (-4) if James is injured
            C. Sterling > Son.
            D. TAA + Sterling + Maupay > Dallas + Son + Kane (-8)

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I sold Sterling this week so he will most certainly score a hattie

          • xtina
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Best 4.5 defender?

            1. xtina
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Coufal nailed?

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Yus. As of now, you have to pick between Targett, Konsa, Coufal. Although, if you have Martinez in goal, choose a WHU def. Don't fancy doubling op any def atm

                1. xtina
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Cheers! Yeah very much leaning towards WH defence

                  1. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    They've been impressive, to say the least. Adding to the good fixture run, their def would be huge points pool. If you can tho, find the extra 0.5 to get in Cresswell. He's the best of the bunch.

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

                      Is he still that good an option at LCB?

                      1. NULL-X-VOID
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yup, saw him play. He is going forward and putting in long crosses a lot, like a lot lot. Still the best def in WHU

                    2. xtina
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Can't afford Cress!

                      1. NULL-X-VOID
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yup, that I get. Coufal is a good enough budget def

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

              Masuaku, Coufal or Targett

              1. xtina
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

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

              Dallas/Ayling

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

              Targett Ayling Coufal best 3

          • NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            A) Play Maupay (TOT A) 343, with Kilman (CRY H)
            B) Bench him 442, with PVA and Kilman

            Best option this GW?

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

              So Maupay (tot) or PVA (wol)?

              Prob side with Maupay

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Cheers, Miguel. Losing patience on my PVA punt, prolly would sell him and maupay, to make way for City double from GW10

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

                  Fixtures still look great for PVA he just needs to force his way into the team. Would see how he gets on in the Wolves game and possibly the home game after before moving on. He could be an outstanding differential once he starts.

                  1. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    That was the reason I took him on. But did not expect him coming back on requiring 2 GWs, I'm confident he will start this GW, so would be assessing his performance. He actually played really well in the limited time he came on in GW6, had an assist attempt.

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

              Would be playing the attacker

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Do you see TOT conceding against BRI, after Brighton's performance against WBA H. Although ik TOT home record this season has been terrible

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

                  I think Brighton score, Burnley had more shots than Spurs last week

                  1. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Interesting, I did not know of this, I'll look into.

          • LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Guys, Masuaku or Coufal as I can’t stretch to Creswell?

            thx

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

              Masuaku

            2. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Coufal looks good in decent attacking terms

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

              Coufal if you don’t want rotation issues down the line

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ferran Torres needs a run of games in the league for City. Looks like a good option from what I’ve seen of him so far!

          • Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Martinez
            Robo Semedo Lamptey Mitchell Dunne
            Son Salah Foden Mahrez Burke
            Ings DCL Jimi

            1 FT and 1.5 itb

            Problems
            1. No Kane and Chilwell
            2. Foden might blank after 90 min last night
            3. Mahrez blanking twice in a row so don't like him much as there are other good cheaper options

            So how should I proceed here? Ready to take one hit. Please suggest

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              No Kane is scary.

              Jimi > Kane
              Mahrez > Cheapish mid. Costa/McGinn etc

              1. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                The problem is Mahrez might play this GW and Foden might not

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  More likely that Foden will start.

                  If you can't take the rotation you need to drop City assets because they don't suit your playstyle. The entire point of Mahrez and Foden is you start them every week and by the end of the season you find yourself with an excellent value asset despite being rotated.

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Fair point

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  True but that's just the inherent risk of City mids. I Sold Foden last week for Rodriguez - better reliability of selection and probs higher returns but Foden is still a really tidy pick as we saw. He's cheap enough that a benching here or there isn't much of an issue.

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    So keeping Foden and moving out Mahrez seems sensible

            2. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              You have two city rn. Selling them would be tough, as, after 2 GWs, they have an excellent fixture run. Jimi off for Antonio (if fit) is a good move, in short term. Keep Foden, he has been impressive in his impact on the team. Although this is an unpopular opinion, ship lamps off, he is amazing, but BRI is not keeping CS in any way and his actual underlying numbers are quite subpar. You can get Chilly for him. Mahrez is the only city asset that I can recommend shipping out. Try getting one of the AVL boys. Mitchell is a rotation risk and Dunne won't play, so you need at least 1 reserve playing def.

              1. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                What should be my move this GW? I am even thinking of saving an FT as I am not clear who to move out. Only problem in that is no Kane. But I guess Jimi might match him considering that I have to take hit to transfer Kane in

                1. NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Whatever people are saying, Palace has looked sound in def, even if they concede, it won't be by much, so Jimi is not getting a significant haul according to me. Kane is playing a BRI def, which is looking really poor, especially after I saw that WBA second half.

                  I recommend you to take the hit because getting Kane in any later won't make a lotta sense, given their good run of games are ending in GW10.

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

              You can’t remove players if they play 90 mins mid week. Foden didn’t play 90 in the league last week so he’ll be fine

            4. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Similar sort of set up

              Just lost Jim - very reluctantly - for Kane. On your set up I'd go to your choice of Zaha (on him here) or Grealish from Mahrez and Jim to Kane.

              Think DCL and Ings offer value enough up top and Kane the oomph.

              1. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Currently on this move

          • OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Guaita - Forster
            Semedo- Chilwell - Reguilón
            Son - Salah - JRod- Grealish
            Kane - DCL - Maupay
            Forster ( Lampety Bissouma Dunne)
            2 FT and 0.4 itb
            Any Thoughts ?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Maupay to Bamford

              Just think Bamford is looking like a really good long term hold. Still value at current price, Leeds will continue to score and he's at the pointy end and will get the tap ins. Maupay not a bad option - it's simply that Leeds are the better team and more likely to offer the long term hold imo

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

              Dunne to Coufal possible?

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

              Cheers

          • lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Castagne to Chilwell on a ft, yay or nay?

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

              Ya

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

              Nope

            3. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              defo yes. Chilly is looking really explosive, and the mids and defs are handing him the ball to take it up the final third a lot, even when James is on the pitch.

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            is there any way to know your points and rank same time last year?

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

              nope, have to record yourself

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

                Sure, thanks!

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

              Not unless you screenshot your season history last season before the game closed

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

                Ok, sir!