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The Sky Sports Fantasy Football players who are going under the radar

The form players and big names are usually the ones we gravitate towards but which performers have gone under the radar in Sky Sports Fantasy Football so far this season?

Sky managers are allowed up to five transfers per week, so here is a selection of players who you could bring into your XI ahead of Gameweek 8.

These assets may not deliver double-figure hauls every week but they have the potential to bring in the averages to boost your overall score and fire you up the league table.

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Tom Cairney – £7.7m

Five games played, five tier two passing bonus points – and no, that is not a typo. In each of Tom Cairney‘s matches this campaign, he has registered over 70 passes for his side, which has given him three additional points per game. Add this to the 13 he posted against Crystal Palace courtesy of his goal, passing and tier one shot bonus points, and it is fair to say that Cairney has started the season positively.

Scott Parker’s team face West Brom, West Ham, Everton and Leicester in their next four, so there is the potential for further returns in that run. If Fulham are to earn their first win of the season in any of these, you would bet that the Scot would be at the heart of it. With a selection percentage of just 0.95%, he could be a real differential option in the short-term.

Ben Chilwell – £9m

It has been quite the start to life at Chelsea for Ben Chilwell, with 35 points from his first three appearances, but his lowly selection percentage of 11.96% suggests the England international is going slightly under the radar currently.

Two clean sheets, two assists and a goal alongside some bonus points emphasise his potential and his selection percentage will surely increase substantially with Burnley, Sheffield United and Newcastle up next for Chelsea.

Che Adams – £7.9m

Is the tide turning for Che Adams? Frustrating many in his first four games of the season, he has posted 21 points from his last two, finding the net against Everton and scoring and assisting against Chelsea, tallying tier one shot bonus points in both.

Adams could be brought in after your existing players have been in action on Friday and Saturday, with the Saints not facing Aston Villa until Sunday. He can then be utilised as your captaincy pick for their match with Newcastle next Friday, allowing you to get a “two-for-one” deal with your transfers. Sky Fantasy managers only get 40 transfers per season, so when you use them, it is paramount that you get it right.

Danny Ings (£9.9m) is the obvious alternative who many others will go for but Adams does offer a substantial saving on his strike partner.

Gabriel – £8m

Another player racking up the bonus points is Gabriel, who has attained tier two passing bonus points in all but one of his Premier League matches (he picked up tier one against Manchester City) and who is proving a potential value pick for bringing in the averages against whoever Arsenal face.

The new signing is the highest-scoring defender in Sky Fantasy Football thus far with 39 points, with over half of those coming on his debut against Fulham. I would advise not to trust an Arsenal defender normally but times may be changing and the 14.66% of managers who own the Brazilian highlights this. Manchester United on Sunday will be another stern test but one which he could pass with flying colours.

Ferran Torres – £8.5m

Pep Guardiola recently came out and said that, due to another injury to Sergio Aguero (£11.8m), Ferran Torres could lead the line for the next few weeks for Manchester City. Based on that, the Citizens’ trip to Sheffield United on Saturday seems very inviting, with Torres classed as a midfielder in the Sky game (six points per goal rather than five) and opportunities plentiful for those City frontmen.

Again the Spanish international is a potential differential to others, but the fact that Man City come up against Liverpool and Tottenham could hinder his selection in some teams. With only 0.56% of managers on board, Torres could be a steal at just £8.5m.


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257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How is she looking and who to captain lads?

    Martinez (Steele)
    Chilwell Kilman Mitchell (Lamptey Struijk)
    Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL (Brewster)

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

      Sterling

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

        In response to both questions

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

        Why?

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      asking for captain advice is pointless this week, you have at least 2 great options and a couple of differentials.

      decide if you want popular or differential. Then go kane or salah / Bruno / sterling.

      i'm on Kane, but i am tempted to go salah, it's one of those weeks. as last week was.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        so after saying it was pointless, i gave you advice, ignore me!

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I've had 5/6 captaincy returns but my OR is still terrible, that's why I am asking for advice

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

      Defence needs more attention

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Does it really

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

          Kilman, Mitchel is thin enough, add Struijk to that..

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            They're all starting right now

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Mitchell is a doubt in the Tweets...wasn’t Struijk so bad that he got benched at HT?

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                He wasn't very bad, he was on a YC

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Not according to the commentators and my eyes

    4. George James
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks good mate. Cap Salah

      Thoughts below appreciated

  2. George James
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best move?

    2FT 1.1ITB

    A) James >> Chilwell
    B) Mitchell >> Kilman
    C) Something else?

    Martinez
    James • Saiss • Robbo
    Salah • Foden • Son • Podence
    Kane • DCL • Werner

    Steer / Lamptey / Mitchel / Bissouma

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

      A or Podence -> Foden

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He already has Foden

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

          Haha I'm tired.. Yeah just A then

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Only A & save another FT

      1. George James
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just feel James will Saturday and I will be kicking myself for doing it now

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Do you want to keep Lamptey?

      1. George James
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He owes me

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wait for pressers. Something might come up. You could get a West Ham defender instead of Mitchell?

      1. George James
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah that’s a shout

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

    A) TAA, Podence -> Chilwell, Rashford. No money ITB
    B) Podence -> Grealish, money to do Mitro -> Antonio next week

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Not a good question but anyway! Sell one

    A. Johnson
    B. Ferguson

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

      Oh wow. This brings memories

      And there's equally close to a fall, making it difficult...

      Well, Johnson has next to no chance of featuring, so he goes. At least Ferguson is highly rated by the coach, but injured 😐

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

    Time to shake it up. Sterling captain and double Chelsea defense!

  6. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Don't need to make a transfer this week but have 2 FTs so looking to freshen up for next week.

    Sell Mitchell and buy:
    a.) Coufal
    b.) Masuaku
    c.) Kilman
    d.) Other (up to 4.5m)

    ???

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

      B

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

        No A I mean

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yeah, A

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Robbo KWP
    Son Salah Grealish Zaha Rodriguez
    Kane DCL

    Martin Kilman Mitchell Brewster

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks nice. Similar team but I have Puli and Saiss over Robbo and Zaha

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Sold Puli and still have 1.1m itb!

        Brought in Zaha

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

    McCarthy (Nyland*)

    Targett Justin TAA Walker-Peters (Masuaku)

    Mane Salah ASM Rodríguez* (Stephens)

    DCL Kane (Vassilev*)

    I think it's obvious I've stuck with my first team no wildcard yet. Just looking for opinions I have 1.7m ITB and 1 FT

    1. ASM -> 7.0m Mid
    2. Vassilev to Brewster to clear one of my Villa blocks to open up Grealish
    3. Something else

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1. Foden

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

        Thanks RTG

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      2

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    -4 team; two short questions?

    Start;
    A. Davies (BHA)
    B. Justin (lee)

    Captain;
    1. Kane (BHA)
    2. Salah (WHU)

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Saiss, XXX
    Pulisic, Salah, Rodríguez, Son, Grealish
    DCL, Kane
    (Nyland, XXX, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B2

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks. Honestly think I might just flip a coin for both 🙂

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would say

      A
      1

      but both very tight calls, especially the Captaincy.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yep. Need a bit luck to get some of these 50:50 calls right

    3. ZLNR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      To be really helpful I was saying A2 shows how split the calls are

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah I asked this earlier today and get very mixed replies then too

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

      If Davies starts tonight he will probably be benched on the weekend.

      I'm leaning towards Salah(c) atm.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        That is true. There is also a chance Saiss is benched anyways so I’ll need both. I got Kane for a hit with the plan to captain but now I’m not as certain

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

    Zouma IN for Saiss worth the FT?
    Also own Kilman Chilwell

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tricky. I mean we don't actually know Saiss will be benched and Kilman won't?

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

      Probably not unless 2ft and nothing special to do

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

      Would keep Saiss for this week.

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      With Rudiger back in good graces I can see Zouma getting rotated

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

    GTG? Banking the FT.

    Martinez
    James - Robertson - Semedo (Lamptey)
    Mane - Sterling - Rodriguez - Foden - Podence
    Kane (C) - DCL (Brewster)

  12. ZLNR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A2

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

      Reply fail

  13. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A
    1

    but both very tight calls, esplly the Capt.

  14. mazkills
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2 frees and defensive problems...bargain with Konsa?

    McCarthy
    Digne! Lamptey Saiss
    Son Mo Bruno Klich (Mendy)
    Kane DCL Wilson

    1.1 itb

    Digne>Konsa?
    Wilson>Bamford?

    Thanks,

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Who's your other 2 defs? Digne only out for one game.

  15. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What would you do here with 2ft?

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Dallas (KWP Mitchell)
    Salah Son Pulisic Rodriguez McGinn
    Kane DCL (Brewster)

    Tempted by selling Pulisic and upgrading Brewster, but still think Puli will come good with a haul at some stage.

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

      Hold Pulisic... He's coming good now.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Any ideas? For a team that's scoring very few points I can't see anything obviously wrong. Maybe I'm blind to it.

  16. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Fabinho out of Brazil's games next month...

    I'm finding it hard to resist selling TAA now

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'd sell him too if i knew who'd do better. I don't want to waste transfers on defenders. I have Chilwell and Robertson as other 2 defenders.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Chilly is the one I'd go for

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          See i already have him so it's a pickle for me. I guess u easy for u

  17. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

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

    1.3ITB & 2FT

    a) James > Chilwell (then perhaps Podence > Bowen next week?)
    b) Podence > Barkley
    c) Burke > Soucek
    d) James & Podence > Coufal & Grealish

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

      A

  18. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ryan, McCarthy
    Trent, Saiss, Wan-Bissaka, Mitchell, Justin
    Salah, Son, James Rod, Podence
    Jiminez, DCL, Mitro

    3.3m ITB - 1FT - All chips intact.

    960,000 rank and just seem to be struggling. Any advice?

    Was thinking Jim to Kane and wildcard in a few GWs...

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

      Ditch Mitro and Podence.

      How many points have they returned in the last 3 games?

  19. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    5.30 game and 4pm deadline next Friday, that will catch a few out

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

      Nice!

      I've taken to telling one of my mini leagues tho

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        The way my moves have gone so far maybe it wouldn't have been the worst thing to have been caught short

  20. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss (Dallas, Mitchell)
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish (Soucek)
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    2ft + 0.5itb. Who should I transfer in instead of Maupay? or is there a better move here?

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

    It's going to be difficult shoehorning Dias, Foden, KDB, Sterling, Aguero, Greenwood, Rashford and Fernandes for the fixture swing in GW9/10.

    1. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good time to wildcard.

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

        I really regret wasting mine in GW3. A lesson learned.

        1. Voodoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          It will be difficult though to drop the likes of Kane or Salah etc

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

            Not dropping Mane, his run is just as good. If City look great against Sheff Utd then that could answer a lot of questions for us FPL managers.

            Figuring out how to get United in my team is tough, let's see.

            1. Voodoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Good point on Liverpool. I’ve managed to keep my WC, probably hasn’t done me any favours but I’ll be going with the fixtures from GW10/11.

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not many teams would have the 3 high price Man City players and Bruno, Rashford as well.

      I guess with no Spurs and Liverpool you could triple up on Manchester players.

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

        Dias-Foden-Sterling for City, I'd like to get Rashford for United but that would mean dropping Kane - let's see what happens.

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      4 City? Interesting strategy

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        or 5

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

          With that run one could take 11!

  22. danieltbl21
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Mitchell Ayling
    Salah Sterling Son Grealish
    DCL Jimi Mitro (Steer Justin KWP )

    2 FT with 0.3 ITB

    What to do with this lost? Tempted to get Kane in through Jimi + Taa/Sterling for short term fixtures and possibly doing Mitro > Antonio/Bamford next week.

    If I don't go Kane route, one is a good ONE transfer to make so I don't burn a transfer

  23. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Reguilon or Cancelo?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Both seem prone to rotaton, Cancelo plays for the better defence

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        True

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

      Dias

  24. Webe6067
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2 ft and kinda lost atm

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Robbo Chilwell Dallas (Masuaku, 3.9)
    Son Salah Sterling Grealish (Stephens)
    Kane DCL Brewster

    0 itb

    Really need to upgrade one of Brewster/Stephens to a playable 7th player, but don’t see a way to do so other than downgrading sterling/robbo, both of which I would loathe to do this week.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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

    I see the Scout Squad top picks go for Callum Wilson and not Bamford. Bit odd ??
    I've just trf'd Wilson to Bamford

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

      Fixture is the reason?

  26. Voodoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is there any chance of a double gameweek before the wildcard deadline on 28th Dec?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Prooobably not

  27. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hamez or KDB?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      That's a big difference of money there. Obivously kdb is the better choice but depends on what'll u do with the 3.5 extra with Rodriguez

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Maldives

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Honestly just sat in the bank... it is money left over from downgrading Trent

  28. SOTHPAW
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is it worth doing James to Chilwell?

    1. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would.

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

        Si

  29. quayle99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I've already made a change.

    Auba + Ings > Zaha + Kane

    Waste of -8 or worth the risk?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would have kept Ings personally and done auba to kdb or mane or salah. Why get rid of kane after how well he's doing

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Rid of ings*

  30. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hold the FT, work Kane (c) in for Jimi/Brewster (Sterling/Hamez/Foden downgrade), or hold the FT and captain Salah?

    Martinez
    James - Castagne (or Dallas) - Saiss
    Salah - Son - Sterling - Foden - Rodriguez
    Jimenez - DCL

    Bench: Other DF/Ayling/Brewster