Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures?

We assess the Premier League clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks in our regular frisk of the fixture list.

Although our primary focus will be on a six-Gameweek lookahead in this article, we will scrutinise the longer-term prospects where relevant.

We’re still waiting for the top flight of English football to settle down to some extent, with only two of the traditional “big six” clubs currently to be found above 10th place.

Perhaps what we perceive to be normality won’t resume and upstarts like Everton, Leeds United and Aston Villa are here to stay at the top end of the table.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that our Season Ticker, which is the primary source for this piece, has already had a tweak in terms of fixture difficulty rating: the table-topping Toffees, for example, have crossed over to the scarlet end of the colour spectrum.

There have been functionality improvements to the ticker on our home page, too, with ‘drag and drop’ returning and the ability to remove a Gameweek added.

THE STRONG

CRYSTAL PALACE

Next six: wol |LEE | bur | NEW | wba | TOT

Crystal Palace remain top of our Season Ticker over the next six Gameweeks, although their favourable run is bookended by tricky tests against a defensively solid Wolverhampton Wanderers and high-flying Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gameweek 8 visit of Leeds United is no straightforward prospect either, given the ease with which Marcelo Bielsa’s side brushed aside the previously unbeaten Aston Villa last Friday.

It’s the three fixtures that fall immediately after the international break that catch the eye most as Burnley, Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion all currently lie 14th or below in the embryonic Premier League table.

Wolves’ relative struggles in front of goal are also worth considering: four of the Eagles’ five Gameweek 7-11 opponents, including Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, are in the bottom half of the table for goals scored.

The Gameweek 5 and 6 fixtures were frustrating from a defensive perspective, with 90th-minute strikes, both from outside the box, depriving the Eagles of clean sheets.

Roy Hodgson’s troops were only a slice of luck away from shut-outs in both cases and, given their defence-first reputation, par for the next five Gameweeks would surely be at least two clean sheets.

EVERTON

Next six: new | MUN | ful | LEE | bur | CHE

As is the case with Palace, Everton’s schedule take a bit of a nosedive from Gameweek 12 onwards.

Not that our traditional view of what constitutes a tricky fixture seems to hold true at present, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) already delivering the goods against both Spurs and Liverpool.

If we are to consider games that are at least appealing on paper, then the Toffees’ next three away matches are among the best.

Newcastle, Fulham and Burnley have looked like three of the most anaemic attacks in the Premier League this season and rank in the bottom six for big chances created.

That trio of clubs only have two clean sheets between them, although the Clarets have begun to look more like their old mean selves since the international break and made life tough for Spurs on Monday.

ASTON VILLA

Next six: SOU | ars | BHA | whu | NEW | wol

Aston Villa’s 100% record came to a crashing end against Leeds United last Friday, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side delivering a reality check to the Villans.

Villa’s upcoming run of games, particularly at home, presents them with a decent opportunity to regain their momentum, however.

Dean Smith’s side sit top of our Season Ticker from now until Boxing Day, with Southampton, Brighton, Newcastle, Burnley and Crystal Palace up next for the Villans on their own turf and West Brom awaiting in Gameweek 15.

While some of those sides are performing well in the opening weeks of the campaign, that still constitutes a welcoming sequence of games in most people’s eyes.

Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves will be tough nuts to crack for Jack Grealish (£7.3m) and co on the road, however, with that trio of clubs among the more defensively secure sides in the division this season.

Villa’s fixtures rotate fairly well with those of both Newcastle and West Ham up until Christmas, should any FPL manager be considering a way to navigate those trickier tests for Smith’s troops.

WEST HAM UNITED

Next six: liv | FUL | shu| AVL | MUN | lee

Given that Frisking the Fixtures is a fortnightly series, West Ham United’s favourable run will have already commenced by the time we take a look over the schedule again during the international break.

The Hammers sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 8-20, with some particularly juicy games in east London to come against Fulham, Villa, Palace, Brighton, West Brom and Burnley over the next three months.

A trip to Anfield is the last obstacle before the November swing but the Reds are struggling for numbers at the back and this might be a decent time to face the reigning champions, who have conceded a joint-league-worst 14 goals this season.

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) has already bagged goals against Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester City in 2020/21, so the calibre of opposition seems to matter little to the in-form forward – although his hamstrings might have a say in his availability.

David Moyes’ side have been excellent since a Gameweek 2 switch to a wing-back system but it remains to be seen how they fare against sides who are more content to let the Hammers play on the front foot, which might be the case in Gameweeks 8 and 9.

CHELSEA

Next six: bur |SHU | new | TOT | LEE | eve

Were we to focus solely on the next three Gameweeks, then Chelsea would top the pile on our Season Ticker.

Two winless clubs in the relegation zone and an unconvincing Newcastle side are to come before things turn sour, with Chelsea facing none of the current bottom five between Gameweeks 10-18.

The Clarets and the Blades are the two worst attacks in the Premier League so far this season, with each scoring just three goals apiece.

Steve Bruce’s side have also looked toothless going forward, with no side having had fewer shots on target.

Four clean sheets in the last five matches in all competitions has hinted at a bit of a sea change for Chelsea, with new recruits Thiago Silva (£5.5m), Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) and Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) having the desired effect on a previously troubled defence.

At the other end, the Blues are now finally at full strength after an injury-interrupted start to 2020/21 and we’ll surely see a return to a more attacking set-up at Turf Moor on Saturday after the safety-first approach at Old Trafford in Gameweek 6.

ALSO CONSIDER

West Bromwich Albion (ful | TOT | mun | SHU | CRY | new), like so many clubs featured in this piece, have a mixed bag of games, with the double-header against Spurs and Manchester United the obvious negative.

Their other four opponents in the next six Gameweeks are all in the bottom half for goals scored, however, with Fulham and Sheffield United the only two top-tier sides yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season.

The Baggies have looked a lot more solid (against admittedly limited attacks) in the last two Gameweeks and their fixtures rotate very well with West Ham’s up until Christmas, for those nostalgic managers finding the allure of a romantic Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) pick hard to resist.

Top-of-the-table Everton, an improving Southampton and a Chelsea side finally nearing full strength are next up for Newcastle United (EVE | sou | CHE | cry | avl | WBA), an awkward trio of matches that undermines their lofty position in our Season Ticker.

Look beyond that though and there are some more appealing fixtures for the Magpies’ backline, with Palace, West Brom and Fulham (who Steve Bruce’s side face in Gameweek 14) hardly setting the world alight with their attacking play so far in 2020/21.

Those three teams are, as it happens, also in the bottom three for expected goals conceded, too.

Looking ahead to our next piece over the November international break, expect to see Manchester City (shu | LIV | tot | BUR | FUL | mun) feature more prominently as we gear up for their mouth-watering fixture swing in Gameweek 10.

THE WEAK

Fulham 

Sharp rescues blunt Blades as Mitrovic suffers nightmare outing

Next six: WBA | whu | EVE | lei | mci | LIV

A Gameweek 7 clash with fellow Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion will likely represent the last hurrah for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.8m) in many Fantasy teams, for those managers who didn’t sell him long ago.

Fulham’s schedule is appalling from next week onwards, with four clubs scoring at a rate of two+ goals per game to come in Gameweeks 8-12 – the one exception being Manchester City, who will surely be back to their destructive best sooner rather than later.

Frankly, little more needs to be written on the matter. Some clubs, like West Ham, have been able to ride out a tough fixture run but the Cottagers, bottom of the table, winless and without a clean sheet despite a relatively favourable opening run of games, have “avoid” written all over them in the medium term at the very least.

BURNLEY

Pieters at right-back as Burnley reveal Bardsley's self-isolation

Next six: CHE | bha | CRY | mci | EVE | ars

While Fulham won’t be giving their upcoming opponents any nightmares, a streetwise Burnley side may be a tougher prospect.

The Clarets’ forthcoming fixture run, which includes meetings with attack-minded sides such as Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton, is enough to deter fresh investment in the likes of Nick Pope (£5.5m), despite a decent-looking double-header either side of the international break.

Sean Dyche’s side could still have a big say in FPL matters, however, with their defence starting to look more like their old selves since the October international break.

We indeed saw a free-scoring Spurs side struggle to break down their opponents at Turf Moor in Gameweek 6 and, over the course of the season, no Premier League side has allowed fewer big chances than Pope and co.

ALSO CONSIDER

Is a sea of red on the Season Ticker enough to put managers off Leeds United (LEI | cry | ARS | eve | che | WHU)?

All of the Whites’ next six opponents are currently ranked 12th or above, with Leicester, Arsenal and West Ham among the three best sides in the division from a defensive perspective.

But then that was also true of Aston Villa before Patrick Bamford (£5.9m) butchered Dean Smith’s side in the Midlands, with Marcelo Bielsa’s boys having previously gone toe to toe with last season’s top two and taken points off Manchester City.

Sheffield United (MCI | che | WHU | wba | LEI | sou) have neither form nor fixtures on their side over the next five Gameweeks (and possibly beyond), with the exception of the trip to West Brom in November.

So defensively solid in 2019/20, the Blades have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and face tough upcoming tests: Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester have all scored two goals per match or more, while Manchester City are long overdue a big win.

Finally, a cautionary word on two teams who will feature more prominently in this piece for all the wrong reasons when we revisit the fixture list over the international break.

The short-term outlook is positive for Wolverhampton Wanderers (CRY | lei | SOU | ars | liv | AVL) and Tottenham Hotspur (BHA | wba | MCI | che | ARS | cry), with the former enjoying a winnable next two matches at Molineux and the latter having perhaps the best pair of Gameweek 7/8 fixtures.

Beyond that, though, are more daunting schedules, with both sides facing six of last season’s top eight from Gameweeks 9-16 – that truly will be a test of form versus fixtures for the likes of Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m).


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811 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Can I get a RMT please?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Bellerin, James
    Son (c), KDB, Fernandes, Harrison, Podence
    Kane, DCL

    The two budget midfielders are my differentials

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

      Podence is all flash no end product.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You should watch the chances he made for teammates which they spurned.

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

          Either way. No returns

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

      I would take podence out. A combination of no end product plus wolves attack not performing plus fixtures going to change soon.

  2. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Martinez
    James Saiss TAA
    Podence Salah Son Foden
    Kane DCL Jimenez
    (Steer Burke Lamptey Mitchell)

    1.3ITB & 2FT

    a) James > Chilwell
    b) Podence > Barkley
    c) Burke > Soucek
    d) James & Podence > Coufal & Grealish

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

      B
      Think James will play this week and likely get a good haul

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

      B could even go to Soucek to free up funds

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

      B

  3. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hi.....bringing in Chilwell this week. Who makes way please?

    A...reece james (who seems likely to start this week)

    B.....saiss (who may be benched)

    Could play double Chelsea defence at Burnley and then replace james with coufal gw8.......thanks

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who comes off your bench if Saiss doesn't play?

      You could save a FT and make two transfers next week.

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

      Yup save.

      And I doubt saiss will be benched

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Also RE: Saiss. If next match he starts and Kilman is benched (for example), unless he plays himself out of the team you'd expect to have him continue to start & will have just sold the highest scoring defender in the game.

        Is it a risk worth taking? Maybe. But you won't get a certain answer before the deadline most likely.

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mitchell comes off the bench.

          Feel James has to go some time as never going to be nailed.....

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Roll of the dice either way. Agree RE: James but chances for this weekend look better.

        2. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          cheers

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

    Best use of 2FT:

    1. Maupay >> Bamford (save 1FT)
    2. Jorginho Maupay >> Zaha Brewster

  5. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How do you think Everton will perform moving forward. They looked not like themselves vs Saints and a lot of suspensions and injuries still plague them. Is it still worth holding double attack, is 1 a viable option or going completely off the grid and go without?

    This is an issue for me as I am considering my options after seeing an energetic United-side with Rashford as the main transfer target.

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

      Just so hard to take Hamez out. Such is his quality.
      And DCL is in form.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      This week might be tricky with the absences, it you'd expect a reaction. Newcastle are a different animal.

      Week after, basically everyone should be back.

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'd expect them to bounce back to some extent. Wait and see.

    4. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ancelotti will sort it out. Kenny potentially being back will be huge. Geodfrey at RB really killed their flow on the right side and Iwobi was useless on the left. Think Bernard will play next week. Then stick Gomes back in for Siggurdsson and I think they will be fine.

    5. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Wondering too on James to Zaha

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

    Anyone here able to fit Salah/Sterling/Kdb + Son + United midfielder?
    Have Salah + Son but would need to lose Kane in a few weeks to make this happen

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes I currently have this:

      Salah | Bruno | Son | Rodriguez | Soucek

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

        nice! is this with your namesake Harry?

        my front 8 is currently
        Salah Son Grealish Foden Soucek
        Kane Jimenez DCL

  7. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who’s more nailed on and why
    Mitchell
    Kilman

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Neither because they've not been first choice and are only in the XIs because of injuries & staying put because they've performed decently.

      The starters are back now so both could potentially drop out.

    2. Bleh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’d say Mitchell currently (hasn’t missed a game yet and been quite reliable) but both need monitoring.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mitchell the more nailed imo.
      Reasons why:

      - Been in the XI longer this season
      - Chance PVA could play left midfield
      - If PVA returns to left back, Mitchell could displace Ward

      All my opinion/observation, I think both have been playing well too.

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

      We will know for sure after this week I think, I’d say Mitchell just

  8. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Jimenez > Kane the obvious transfer here? Also considering TAA, Wilson > Robbo, Bamford to fund Trossard > Pulisic.

    Martinez
    TAA, Chilwell, KWP
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Trossard
    Jimenez, DCL, Wilson

    Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Lamptey, Stephens
    1FT, 3.9 ITB

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      TAA to Robbo one

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      DCL or Jimenez to Kane

  9. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Any thoughts on who’s the better pick to start this week from Lamptey (attacking threat) away at Spurs or Mitchell (Wolves not big scorers) away at Wolves?

    1. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lamptey

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lampty

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

      Lamptey but he is due a red card,

      But he might get an assist or something

  10. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What’s all the hype with Soucek on here, am I missing something?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not really missing anything, stats look good apparently. Great 5th mid for bench, may become good 4th wit fixture turn. Imo

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good price for someone taking plenty of shots for a team in decent form.

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

      Yes you are missing something, he is the Best value for money on the game

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

        Pffff! He has one damn assist dude. Best value?

        He gets lots of shots via headers.

        He robbed on the goal because the FPL dorks made goal an Own Goal on Jiminez.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Still pissed off at that, I had it on the radio driving and the commentator never mentioned it was an own goal even after, just that Soucek had scored

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

            Deserved a brace that game and came home with one assist, heartbreaking

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

          Regardless of what he has, he deserves more and I’m sure the points will come for the fixture turn. He’s 4.9 what do you expect a goal every game?

  11. Joggers Nipple
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Team doing poorly. 2FT. Yet cant see where to use 1???-
    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Chilwell
    James Pulisic Grealish Salah Son
    Ings DCL

    Forster Dallas Brewster Banthwaite
    0.0 ITB 2FT
    A. Do nothing
    B. James to Zaha
    C Trent downgrade to 4.5 leaves 2.9m, unsure where to use??
    D Trent to Robbo
    E Ings to Adams. 2.7m ITB
    F Anything else?

    Thanks for any thoughts

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

      I think team is really good.Save imo.

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

        2 ft my bad.Leeds has tough fixtures so maybe sell Dallas?I would get someone from Palace.

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

      I'd get Zaha or batman after this week.. Maybe Saiss to someone nailed as he could lost his spot when Marcel back

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

      Saiss to Kilman could pay off or could back fire depending on who gets dropped

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He could just do Saiss to Coady if worried about Saiss.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Have thought about this

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

          Coady offers nothing apart from CSs, not worth 5.0 imo

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers all. If didnt have 2ft it would be a hold so maybe should just hold

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Find a way to Kane! Maybe one of the mid priced mids to Soucek/equivalent and Ings to Kane

    6. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Only player you're missing is Kane.

      Not sure you could get him in 2 though, not without wrecking some of what is a good squad.

    7. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Dallas to Coufal ahead of WHU fixtures turning next week? OOP and looks great value. I’m bringing him in for Justin this week, assuming Hamez is passed fit

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

        This would be my suggestion too

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

    Easy enough to save FT? 0.5itb

    Mccarthy
    KWP TAA Konsa
    Son Greal Hamez Bruno
    DCL Werner Ings
    (Nyland, Podence, Mitchell, Egan)

    Feel free to ask a question also

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save for me.
      Would be looking at Werner and TAA plus SOT double def and Podence yet still hold this week!

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

        Yh they are my main concerns... Even DCL and grealish tbh

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah, there are things to sort yet its a hold for this week! 2fts next and have a look imo

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

            Yh cheers maybe even a -4 next week. Not sure when to wc

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

      yes save.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save

  13. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What would you do here?
    McCarthy
    Targett/James/Coady
    Son/Trossard/Salah/Grealish
    Kane/Werner/Jimenez

    Steer McCarthy/Pva/Douglas
    1ft 0.0itb

    a)Trossard->Barkley/Harrison
    b)Jimenez->Dcl
    c)save

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

      Save mate. Looks good

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

        cheers

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save and longer term one striker down and Trossard right up?
      PVA if being benched could go long term as well but no rush

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

        cheers.Yes the plan is Jimenez->Antonio next gw and upgrade Trossard in gw9.I think Pva will start against Leeds.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Defense could be very light if James/PVA don’t start.

      James to someone if it was me, maybe Lamptey or Ayling

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        *PVA to someone I meant, not James

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

        Yeahh i guess you are right but i think James will start.Not many other descent options i like for this gw so i think i am ok even with a cameo 1 point.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Good luck, the allure of 2FTs next week is probably worth it. GL

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

            cheers mate.Good luck!

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

            captain Kane again! 🙂

  14. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kane, DCL, Son, KDB, Fernandes, TAA, Bellerin, James

    Are these all ‘premium’ players?

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

      Only Kane, KDB, TAA and Bruno

      1. Worsle90
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No Son?

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

          He’s not technically a premium due to price, If that’s what you mean?

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not Bellerin or James, maybe DCL. Hell, who knows this season!

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

    Best 2 week punt before a GW9 WC....

    A. Grealish (SOU, ars)
    B. Zaha (wol, LEE)
    C. Foden (shu, LIV)

    Or any others I’m missing?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Zaha

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      For fixtures/minutes Grealish

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

      Grealish or Barkley for a true differential.

  16. gigio
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Robbo, Brewster to Chilwell, Adams?
    B) Justin to Coufal, roll 1ft

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

      A

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    TAA | Chilwell | Dallas
    Salah | Son | Rodriguez | Grealish
    Kane | DCL | Bamford

    Steer | Soucek | Lamptey | Mitchell

    0.2ITB

    Thanks

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes, nice team

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks, -4 hit:

        Buur to Chilwell
        Davis to Bamford
        Bruno to Grealish

        Bruno transfer could really backfire...

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          In isolation yes but not taking the other moves into account imo

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yes and means most weeks I can start Bamford ahead of Soucek.
            Fairly strong bench now too

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

      Good to go.

  18. mrtapio
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So, if I were to bring Rashford in before GW8, what would be the best way? Will have 2FT, 0.0itb. Not afraid to take a hit.

    Martinez l Steer
    Robertson l Lamptey l Chilwell l Mitchell l Kilman
    Mané l Son l Rodriguez l Zaha l Grealish
    Kane l DCL l Brewster

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

      Kane or Robertson down, Rodriguez up

      1. mrtapio
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Would have to be Robertson then..

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Robertson or Rodriguez down and dcl to rash

  19. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Any ideas?
    2FT's and 0.3 spare.

    Don't think I need to use both FT's as fairly happy with team.
    Wilson hasn't done much but he has Everton (H) next, who tend to concede.

    Martinez
    Robertson - Saiss - Justin
    Salah - Rodriguez - Grealish - Son
    Kane - DCL - Wilson

    KWP - Bissouma - Dallas

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cant really see anything.
      KWP to someone?
      Im looking at Rod to Zaha but probably wont

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah waiting for any news on James.

        Could do something with KWP, good shout.

        Have genuinely never had 2FT's and not used one.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          See above, im exactly the same

          1. Atwood
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Missed that post.

            I'm actually doing quite well so I'm probably finding it easier to hold than you. I really don't see anything worth changing in your lineup though. Hard to resist doing moves when you're unsatisfied though!

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              As im doing poorly I am tempted with James to Zaha, just for something a little different and bet on EVE getting worse?

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

    Hot take:

    Jota is better than Foden in our midfield

    Jota plays with the super friends (Salah, Mane and Firmino) and he does not waste opportunities

    Even his 30 minute sub minutes are spicy minutes. Is he becoming nailed?

    With Jota scoring, no need for Firmino wasting big chances

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

      Disagree with that until we see he’s actually nailed

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jota 'better' than Foden. Gotta love Lpool fans

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Foden at only 8.4% ownership is such a gift to FPL managers.

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

      Jota was getting rotated in the Wolves team, just wait until he starts sulking. Excellent player on his day though and is proving what he's capable of so far this season, we do miss him!

  21. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A. Keep Bale
    B. Bring in Rashford
    C. Bring in Werner (2FT)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      b

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

      Think I can wait another day on this ? Priced out if goes above 9,5

      1. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He might creep up by tonight with him just scorin a hattie

  22. kobewan
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks like Hames is doubtful again this week.

      still going to start him, just in case he does not play who would be better having 1st bench slot.

      Kilman or Mitchell?

      1. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        They play each other so flip a coin

    • Cali
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Which one?

        A) TAA, JRod, Davis to Kane, Foden, 4.5 Def for a hit (-4)?
        B) Downgrade Bruno to cheap mid to get Kane in?

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

        Bench: Steer, Bissouma, Davis, Douglas

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Would be nice to have all that in midfield and Kane up front.
          I like A if Hames is out.

          1. Cali
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Definitely. Still wondering how essential Kane is as I find myself changing up my whole team to get him in.

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

                Real question is surely why you have to change up a whole team to get in one player. Should take two transfers

        2. im1974
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Scoutcast or Blackbox or both? These are the 2 I watch for entertainment each week. Any others to look out for!

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            FPL Wire is meant to be good

          2. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Blackbox, sad to say but Scout has gone to pot.
            Planet FPL is my other one, also really good

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

            FPL Wire is the best I think..

        3. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Hey guys. Do we think Chilwell is worth the extra 0.7 over Zouma? Thanks

          1. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            yes

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

            Defo.

          3. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks lads

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

            yes

        4. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Risers: None

          Fallers: Davies (5.3) Baldock (5.3) Knockaert (5.1) Delap (4.4)

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers Ragabolly! Glad the market is calming down.

            Is there an easy way in LiveFPL to see the percentage of managers in a league that have used wildcard season-to-date, rather than the current week only?

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

              Thanks 🙂

              Unfortunately no at the moment. Something to add soon hopefully

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers Ragabolly.

          3. 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Delap ;(

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

          Salah or Son for the armband? Don't own Kane.

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Son

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

            Salah

          3. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Salah

          4. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Son

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

          Meslier
          TAA Coady Konsa
          Salah Fernandes Jorginho Mahrez
          DCL Maupay Kane

          Forster Lamptey Stephens Douglas

          2 FT FT, 0.0 itb

          What to do here ?

          1. Maupay >> Bamford (save 1FT)
          2. Jorginho Maupay >> Brewster Zaha

          Thanks all.

          1. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            2 as it puts the cash on the pitch

          2. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I own Zaha, but I wouldn't be buying him at this point.

            I'd be looking to drop Mahrez (maybe for Grealish). And Jorginho might not be on pens anymore.

          3. KDB United
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 2 days ago

            What about TAA + mahrez to chill well and Rashford?

        7. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          So, everyone's selling Hames.
          I was about to buy him on Monday, but decided to wait. With all injuries, suspensions and uncertainties in Everton, looks like I'll be waiting some more.

          How about Reece James? We expect him to start after tonight's "rest"?

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

            Reece James appears to be second choice imo

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Yeah, definitely not nailed on. I played him for 1 pointer, then benched for 8. I wish he would't get cameos when he doesn't start.He needs to go.
              I'll just give him another go this week hoping to get some fareweel points.

              1. seewhyaxe
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                exactly same.

                played for 1 pointer, benched for 8.

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

                Me too 🙁

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I agree in general but I think he’s a good bet to start this week, you’re not gonna see Azpi play three games in a week

        8. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Do you think that Werner could get a rest?

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

            Can’t see it

          2. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Maybe not full 90, but I can't see him not starting.

            1. SmasherLagru
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Will zouma play 90 i think