Pro Pundits - Sam

What has Gameweek 6 taught us about investing in defenders in FPL?

After witnessing a slight drop-off in goals, FPL Family’s Sam wonders if now is the time to start spending more money on our Fantasy Premier League defences.


Sometimes you have Gameweeks where everything goes to plan.

Then there was Gameweek 6.

Injury and suspension dent Everton's FPL appeal and expose squad depth issues 1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin blanked for the first time this season in Gameweek 6

My team ahead of the deadline looked to have the perfect storm of form and fixtures: Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) at home to a defensively poor Sheffield United, Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) at home to Chelsea in a game that looked to have goals written all over it, an in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m)… the list goes on, but come Sunday night my biggest points returns were from Bruno’s clean sheet point and Emiliano Martinez‘s (£4.8m) save points.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) saved the day on Monday evening, turning a complete nightmare week into something that was passable, but it could have been so much better if I’d just not benched 19 points!

Son and Kane celebrate vs Burnley: Son’s goal was the 29th time they have combined and the ninth time this has happened this season

Sometimes on the back of a bad Gameweek, you know that you need wholesale changes – but looking at my team in the aftermath last weekend, that does not seem to be the case. My premium assets still continue to have nice fixtures and in the case of the dynamic duo (Kane and Son), continue to be in good form.

While planning for Gameweek 7, rather than firefighting with my team, it seems to me that I am planning now for a change in FPL strategy.

This season, roughly speaking, correlates to the last few seasons in terms of the number of clean sheets kept across the Premier League. However, the number of goals scored in each of the opening few Gameweeks has been up on the norm, with records broken for the number of goals plundered. As a result, investing in the defence hasn’t been a priority for many FPL managers, myself included, as we look for cheaper options or those who are more likely to achieve an attacking return.

Gameweek 6 felt different and there were just 19 goals scored in the latest round of fixtures, a significant decrease on the two previous Gameweeks (39 in Gameweek 4 and 28 in Gameweek 5).

Similarly, there were four clean sheets registered in Gameweek 4; this rose to five in Gameweek 5 and to six in Gameweek 6. This trend for increases in clean sheets and decreases in goals scored week on week suggests that potentially now is the time that we as FPL managers should be looking to invest more of our budget in our defensive units.

Which defences should we be looking at?

When you sort the Season Ticker by difficulty and by defence, Crystal Palace sit pretty at the top. Tyrick Mitchell (£4.2m) is the Eagles’ most-owned FPL asset and is also the ninth-most owned player in the game. Indeed, he is the second most-owned defender, trailing only Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m).

Alexander-Arnold's consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for Liverpool

Mitchell held his spot in both Gameweeks 5 and 6 when Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) was back available. Indeed, when van Aanholt entered the field in Gameweek 6, it was for Nathanial Clyne (£4.5m) rather than Mitchell, which possibly bodes well for his FPL owners as Palace embark on a run of fixtures which should see clean sheet points for their defenders.

Most FPL managers won’t be looking at any more Crystal Palace defenders if they already own Mitchell – so who else should we be paying attention to?

Chelsea

Ben Chilwell celebrates scoring for Chelsea

Over the last year, it has been very difficult to invest in the Chelsea defence. Mistakes from the backline as well as from the goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.8m), meant that money was better spent elsewhere.

However, the signings of Ben Chilwell (£5.8m), Thiago Silva (£5.5m) and new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) have made a big difference. These three players have only started together three times for Chelsea so far in all competitions (as a result of injuries) but all three matches have resulted in clean sheets. Of the three, Chilwell for me looks the most exciting FPL option. Whilst both Mendy and Silva have the potential to return the much longed-for clean sheet points, Chilwell’s potential upside is much greater.

In the three Premier League matches he has played for Chelsea so far, he has returned in every one. With two clean aheets, two assists and a goal, as well as all three bonus points in Gameweek 4, Chilwell looks a great option.

West Ham United

At the start of the 2020/21 season, most FPL managers had a hard avoid on West Ham. The fixtures from Gameweek 2 all the way through to Gameweek 9 looked incredibly difficult and it was hard to see where West Ham would pick up any Premier League points, never mind any FPL points for their owners.

Fast forward to now and West Ham have managed to win two games against Leicester and Wolves as well as pick up two draws against Spurs and Manchester City. As a result of their strong performances in the league, FPL managers are starting to take note of the Hammers and their FPL prices are on the rise. However, it is mostly the likes of Michail Antonio (£6.3m), Thomas Soucek (£4.9m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) that appear on FPL radars as a result of their attacking underlying stats.

But the West Ham defence shouldn’t go overlooked. The Hammers have already kept two clean sheets so far this season, against Wolves and Leicester, which came at a time when many FPL managers were expecting West Ham to get turned over.

Factor in attacking returns for both Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) and Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) as well as a fixture shift after they play Liverpool in Gameweek 7, and the West Ham defence looks a promising opportunity for points returns and differentials too.

Cresswell and Ogbonna celebrate West Hams win over Leicester in Gameweek 4

Cresswell is West Ham’s most-owned player, aside from their understudy goalkeeper David Martin (£4.0m), and it isn’t hard to see why: from Gameweeks 3 to 5 he returned seven, 15 and five points in FPL respectively. These hauls included clean sheets, assists and bonus points to illustrate his broad appeal but at £5.0m, he may be seen as a luxury pick for many FPL managers. Enter Coufal.

The Czech Republic international made his first start for West Ham in Gameweek 4 and has played every minute for them in the Premier League since then. In that time he has returned a total of 16 points in matches against three of last year’s top six, made up of a clean sheet, two assists and two bonus points.

Coufal looks like a fantastic option after the Liverpool game in Gameweek 7. His link-up play with Antonio was superb and managers who invest in the Hammers’ new boy will be hoping for a quick return for Antonio following his hamstring strain in Gameweek 6, as the prospect of a nice run of fixtures from Gameweek 8 until Christmas looks great for an in-form £4.5m defender.

Leicester City

Vardy and Ings start in Sunday's early kick-offs

Leicester have had a difficult start to 2020/21 in terms of their injury list. Having lost key players such as Caglar Soyuncu (£5.4m), Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m), Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) and, at points this season, both Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and James Maddison (£7.0m), Leicester have struggled with consistency both in terms of the personnel deployed and Premier League results.

However, with Vardy and Maddison back from injury and Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) starring at centre-half, there is now much more upside to investment in Leicester, as well as the potential for increased clean sheets with a decent run of fixtures over the next few weeks.

James Justin (£4.8m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.8m) have impressed so far, with both managing two clean sheets in their opening six games as well as returning two goals and four assists between them in that time. With Soyuncu and Pereira both still on the sidelines for many Gameweeks yet, Justin especially looks like an increasingly good FPL option.

At a whole million less than Castagne, Justin enables FPL managers the opportunity to enhance their defence without having to hugely increase the budget spent. For me, he is just as good an investment as his more expensive teammate.

Southampton

Walker-Peters has fixtures but as yet unproven pedigree as a budget FPL defender

Southampton definitely don’t offer the differential defensive picks that some of the other teams discussed do. However, after two very disappointing results to start the season, the Saints have found their feet.

Last year, the defeat to Leicester acted as a catalyst for change at Southampton, who went back to basics and toughened up defensively, resulting in some excellent returns for the likes of Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m).

The Gameweek 2 defeat to Spurs seems to have had the same effect on the Saints this season, with three clean sheets out of four games since. The improvements in the performances from the Southampton rearguard make them worthy of our investment. However, with McCarthy owned by 19% of the game and Walker-Peters 10.7%, they aren’t differential picks.

At the start of the season, I made the decision to invest in both McCarthy and Walker-Peters. After Gameweek 2, I thought that was a big mistake. However, the double-up of defensive points when they keep a clean sheet means that actually, they have become differentials in my team as a result of owning both.

Southampton play Aston Villa, Newcastle and Wolves in their next three. Both Wolves and Aston Villa have made strong starts to the season but the latter’s result against Leeds and Wolves’ unconvincing one-goal wins in both Gameweeks 5 and 6 make me think there is potential for clean sheets for Saints, especially if the defence remains as tight and focused as we saw against Everton last weekend.

Wolves

Romain Saiss in action for Wolves

The loss of Jonny (£5.4m) to injury, alongside the departure of Matt Doherty (£5.8m) to Spurs, meant that for many FPL managers – myself included – the usually solid and investable Wolves defence felt risky. However, with three clean sheets in six matches, Wolves have started the season well.

Romain Saiss (£5.3m) is at the heart of this. His goal, four clean sheets and seven bonus points so far show why he has had three price rises already. The Moroccan is a prime example of a player that is worth moving some of the budget out of the attack and back into defence for. The potential for clean sheets coupled with the attacking upside of his game and the fact that he is a bonus point magnet mean that Saiss is a player that FPL managers should ignore at their peril.

However, if the budget really can’t stretch to Saiss, then Max Kilman (£4.2m) offers a potential option. Kilman has played really well in the Wolves defence, earning a lot of credit from captain Conor Coady (£5.0m) as well as a man of the match award in the game against Leeds where he kept the clean sheet, registered an assist and collected all three bonus points.

Fernando Marcal’s (£4.9m) return from injury, however, could prove to be a potential banana skin for Kilman: if Wolves bring Marcal straight back into the starting XI, it would leave Kilman and Saiss potentially competing for the same position. Saiss can of course play further forward in Leander Dendoncker’s (£4.9m) role, which would allow both Kilman and Saiss to start alongside Marcal, but we haven’t seen that tactic used in a while and Kilman does feel a little risky until we learn more about how Wolves plan to line up moving forwards.

Big at the Back?

The 2020/21 season has all been about the attacking assets. With some of the highest scoring Gameweeks in Premier League history as well as huge points returns for FPL forwards and midfielders, the defence has been an area to invest less in – both in terms of time planning and thinking as well as budget.

Suddenly, owning Alexander-Arnold feels good again on the back of a really positive performance in the Champions League on Tuesday which saw him keep a clean sheet and register an assist. He was unlucky not to register points in Gameweek 6, too.

Alongside him, it no longer feels ok to have a series of £4.5m defenders. Whilst the likes of Coufal and Mitchell look like great options if they continue to start, freeing up cash for the likes of Chilwell, Saiss and other £5.0m+ assets seems like a really good FPL strategy.

For me, a rethink of budget distribution is definitely on the cards to ensure that I have the right defensive options now that the rate of clean sheets is on the rise.


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649 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 22 hours ago

    Three players I’m not sure about this week.. ideas of a transfer?

    1)Ayling (Mitchell to Kilman and bench Ayling)
    2) McCarthy to Martinez
    3) Podence to anyone

    Going to keep one FT in the pocket but need to use the other

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      Anything ITB?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        0.3!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      Podence to anyone

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Neto?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          As he isn't Podence he definitely qualifies as anyone.

    3. King Drogba11
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Definitely 3. Not sure how much you have itb but Barkley or Lookman could be a good option.

      • Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        3) not many options. lookman maybe. Could he other transfers raise 0.2 to get barkley?.

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Have Mitro but might double up him and Lookman this week and then move Mitro on to Bamford next week I suppose!

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 22 hours ago

      McCarthy Steer
      TAA Robbo Justin Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Son Rodriguez Podence Bissouma
      Mitro Ings Jimi

      2FT, 2.4 ITB

      A) TAA, Mitro -> Coufal, Kane
      B) Podence -> Grealish/Zaha
      C) TAA, Podence -> Chilwell, Rashford

      I quite like C but leaves me with 0.0 ITB and little possibilities of replacing Mitro

      1. King Drogba11
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          B

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Is this the week Trent is going to get his 24 point haul?

        1. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          With VVD and Fabinho injured?

          Negative

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          Don’t think so. West Ham score for me

      3. Bumbaclot
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Morning everyone,

        Should I do Werner and kdb to Kane and rashford for free or just keep?

        Thanks

        1. Mornar Bar
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Looks good to me

            1. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Me too

              1. Bumbaclot
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                Could keep kdb and do it as Trent to chilwell?

        2. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          Nice article Sam. But does show we can actually have decent ( if not good) defences without breaking the bank. people need to look at some very decent rotations of the 4-5m defenders that are available.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Yep. Only one “premium” needed

        3. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          What do we make of Wilson? Is he going to get enough goals or are Newcastle going to struggle?

          I'm just thinking if Fraser starts playing again could we see that majestic partnership again?

        4. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 22 hours ago

          TAA + Trossard

          to

          Zouma + Rashford

          for a hit worth it??

          1. Bumbaclot
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Not for a hit

          2. King Drogba11
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              I think TAA is going to hurt a lot of sellers.

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                We've been saying it since GW2...

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Not one mention of a nailed 5.5 City defender...

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Nice article though, I like the defensive options we have currently. Hopefully Liverpool are dreadful defensively on the weekend but keep a CS so I can happily remove Robbo.

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                I took the risk and took out TAA before West Ham. People call it mad, but he’s hoarding funds back there! Lost patience

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  For sure, I'd like to go Podence -> Bowen in time for Fulham too!

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 22 hours ago

                    That looks good to me. Podence is like a car that revs it’s again but doesn’t move.

                    I TAA Hamez > Chilwell Rashford. Differential time

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      Going similar myself, probably Robbo -> Chillwell though I may change my mind. Rodriguez stays until Fulham at least for me.

                      1. Make United Great Again
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        He’s still a good pick for sure. Risky move for me to sell him with that ownership.

                        But it’s Rashford time! 😀

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Cancelo? Pep rotation will humble you

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                Not him.

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                Ahh you’re talking about Dias...

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  Yes!

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 22 hours ago

                    Not a bad shout. Would need to see a couple more clean sheets from City mind you

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      26 days, 22 hours ago

                      Laporte's return usually works miracles

                      1. Make United Great Again
                        • 8 Years
                        26 days, 22 hours ago

                        True! One to watch closely. 6 points for a CS are like goals some weeks

            3. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Think I'll also go for Dias GW10 and skip WHU defenders.

          4. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 22 hours ago

            Excluding Kane who's the best gw7 only striker punt?

            I hate it when someone says money irrelevant but this time it's actually true as want Antonio in gw8 so Kun to whoever in gw7 is fine

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Vardy against a Leeds high line interests me, though they've been very good this season.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                They conceded 1.5 xG to Villa so I'm overrating their defense, Vardy is my preference.

                1. Rhinos
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  he's mine too but was hoping someone would give me an option that doesn't face by far the greatest team the world has ever seen.

            2. King Drogba11
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                Werner

            3. Jamb0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Who's on Pens for Villa?

              1. Rhinos
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                nobody knows. Barkley my guess

            4. FPL Kaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 22 hours ago

              Which combo is better for the next 4?

              A) Wilson and Chilwell

              B) Jimmy and Lascelles

              1. Bumbaclot
                • 9 Years
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                A

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                26 days, 22 hours ago

                A

              3. King Drogba11
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  A

              4. King Drogba11
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  Any suggestions on what to do with this lot ?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Robbo Dallas
                  Salah Son Puli Soucek Grealish
                  Werner DCL

                  Forster Mitchell Lamptey Brewster

                  Got 2FT and 0.9itb, no Kane hurts but can’t see how I get him without dropping TAA/Robbo which I’m not keen on.

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    26 days, 22 hours ago

                    Dcl wernhole to kane bamford

                • manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  26 days, 22 hours ago

                  Best combo

                  A) Rash Soucek
                  B) Bamford Jrod

                  1. King Drogba11
                      26 days, 22 hours ago

                      Tough, I’d go A

                    • The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      A

                  2. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 22 hours ago

                    When was the last time Jimmy scored 2 goals?

                    1. FPL Kaka
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      26 days, 22 hours ago

                      In a game

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        1867

                        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          Jimmy Hill?

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Jimmy Neutron?

                    2. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      It’s happening this week, the stars are aligning

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        🙂 you can say that again hun

                    3. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      Last season

                    4. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 20 hours ago

                      Around New year last season

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 3 Years
                        26 days, 20 hours ago

                        Against Southampton

                  3. Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 22 hours ago

                    Have 2FTs - what would you?

                    1. Lamptey to Kilman
                    2. Maupay Stephens to Brewster Foden
                    3. Maupay to Bamford/Antonio

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      3

                    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                      • 5 Years
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      3. It's what I'm hoping for if Antonio is fit

                  4. DrogsBallacks
                      26 days, 22 hours ago

                      Robertson & KWP > Chilwell & Reguilon? 2FT to use

                      Team:
                      Martinez Steer
                      Robertson Saiss KWP Dallas Mitchell
                      Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Pulisic
                      Kane DLC Brewster

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        No

                      2. tinear
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        looks good

                    • AC Yew
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      How would you improve this team:

                      McCarthy
                      TAA Saiss Justin
                      Son Salah Grealish Zaha Jorginho
                      Ings DCL
                      Steer Lamptey Maupay Ferguson

                      1FT 1.9 ITB

                      Following moves worth a -4. TAA, Maupay --> Kane and Chilwell?

                    • ZoumasBloomers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 21 hours ago

                      Podence and Taylor to ASM and James?

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        Why ASM? I’d be steering clear

                        1. ZoumasBloomers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 3 Years
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          Need 0.2 to fund the James move. Might just hold off of it actually

                      2. Rashleigh Runabouts
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          I have Podence and Taylor too and will get rid soon. Don't fancy ASM. Thinking Chilwell and Foden / Bowen depending on Antonio fitness and funds.

                      3. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 21 hours ago

                        No mention of the Villa defence? Have they not seen their fixtures over the next couple of months?

                        1. Rashleigh Runabouts
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            I guess many have Martinez already and maybe not keen on the double up?

                        2. No Professionals
                          • 3 Years
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          Attack currently looks like

                          Salah Son Grealish Foden
                          Kane Jimenez DCL

                          Plan to move to

                          Salah KDB Son Rashford Foden
                          Antonio DCL

                          Taking Kane out is so scary though

                          1. Ibralicious
                            • 6 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Kane is fixture proof atm be careful

                            1. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Yeah I’m thinking son might be the one to lose if any

                        3. ZoumasBloomers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 3 Years
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          Probably a controversial opinion but I think Timo gets a rest this weekend, playing 90 last night means I think Frank will be wanting more of a hold up man for Burnley

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Havertz played 90 as well, don’t see either getting benched but I see that logic

                        4. Aston VII lalalala
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          26 days, 21 hours ago

                          Anyone tempted to bring in Rashford after last night's performance?

                          1. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Lots will no doubt.

                            United fans especially will be all over him, so expect a rapid double price rise.

                            Certainly fancy him for wba gw10

                            1. Make United Great Again
                              • 8 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              You’re absolutely right. All aboard the MBE Rash train!!

                            2. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Gw 9 sorry

                          2. Rashleigh Runabouts
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Yes, but need to get some funds together, so not an easy move for me.

                            • Ibralicious
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Should be owned based on what he's doing for the country alone.

                          3. Vertigo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Would anyone else play Soucek against Liverpool?

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Me

                            2. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Absolutely

                            3. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Yep

                            4. Ibralicious
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Only if the alternative is Mitchell

                            5. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Souchef cooking up some goals!

                          4. waltzingmatildas
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            I'm going to have to go another week without a liv mid aren't I?

                            Mccarthy button
                            TAA James ayling Taylor mitchell
                            Sterling Bruno son soucek bissouma
                            DCL antonio Kane
                            0.3itb

                            1. Ibralicious
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Oof only 0.1 away from Sterling-> Mane

                              1. waltzingmatildas
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                0.2, but yeah, so close. Would have to be a - 4 which I just don't know if I can justify. Would actually prefer foden

                          5. Ibralicious
                            • 6 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Good article, although I would still be looking to downgrade Robbo & Castagne in the coming GWs.

                            Martinez
                            Robbo - Castagne - Chilwell
                            Salah - Son - J. Rod - Grealish
                            Kane - DCL - Bamford

                            (Forster) - (Dallas - Mitchell - Bissouma)
                            0.8 ITB - 1FT

                            Anything worth changing or good to go? Cheers!

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Simmer down. Who is your captain?

                              1. Ibralicious
                                • 6 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                Simmer down Hakim, Kane of course. Who's yours?

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                  • 1 Year
                                  26 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Jimmy of course

                            2. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Looks good

                              1. Ibralicious
                                • 6 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                Thanks!

                          6. jomikijiq
                            • 5 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Play

                            A) Targett
                            B) Justin

                          7. Gunner Boy
                            • 5 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Morning All,

                            Which is better?

                            A- Play Maupay
                            B- Play Dallas
                            C- Maupay > Bamford for FT

                            Current team:
                            Martinez
                            Chilwell TAA Saiis
                            Salah Son Zaha Grealish
                            Kane DCL Maupay

                            subs: Steer Dallas Mitchell Bissouma

                            1. Ibralicious
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              I would play Maupay, no point getting Dallas now just do Mupay -> Antonio next week

                              1. Ibralicious
                                • 6 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                I meant no point getting Bamford now*

                                1. Gunner Boy
                                  • 5 Years
                                  26 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Good point, thanks mate

                            2. jomikijiq
                              • 5 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              A

                          8. Von Lipwig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            For next GW with 2FTs.

                            A) Saiss + Maupay > Chilwell + Bamford
                            B) Barkley + Maupay > Foden + Bamford
                            C) Saiss > Cresswell, keep Maupay and Barkley and save another FT

                            Cheers for any opinions 🙂

                          9. Inazuma X1
                            • 3 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Fred was so good last night

                            One of the most underrated players in PL

                            1. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              In that everyone thinks he’s horrendous and actually he’s on bad

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                Only bad

                            2. The Knights Template
                              • 7 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Flintstone?

                              1. Hot Toddy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                Fred West, actually.

                          10. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
                            • 4 Years
                            26 days, 21 hours ago

                            Hye guys..already use ft..here my team

                            Martinez
                            Robertson Chilwell Castagne
                            Podence Salah Son Grealish
                            DCL Ings Kane

                            Sub : Steer Mitchell Justin Bissouma

                            0.7 ITB

                            Any changes guys?

                            1. Ibralicious
                              • 6 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Son-> Pogba

                              1. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
                                • 4 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                Haha why pogba..really mad son top scorer now

                            2. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
                              • 4 Years
                              26 days, 21 hours ago

                              Really need Rashford come to my team..any ideas?

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 21 hours ago

                                wait a week