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. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone doing Grealish to Rash for free ??

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

      I wouldn’t be getting rid of Grealish, I’m trying to get him in

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m looking to do it next week

    3. Rashleigh Runabouts
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Probably keeping Grealish for their good fixture run. Still don't trust Villa though and Rash is tempting.

    4. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best Villa defender? Don’t have Martinez to might move Taylor onto the likes of Konsa or Mings

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

        Konsa and Targett close second

      2. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not tempted to keep Taylor? Burnley are awful to watch but looked fairly solid against Spurs
        Mee should be back soon as well

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Could do with a defender for this week though sadly. Mitchell, Ayling and Taylor all have fairly average fixtures

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not sure if Soton is a great fixture?
            I'd have no problem playing Mitchell or Ayling this week

            1. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              admittedly you don't want Ayling at CB

            2. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Have 2 FTs so need to do something. The other option is doubling up on Fulham attack for one week which feels dirty

              1. John Nerdelbaum
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Mitchell to Kilman?

            3. Rashleigh Runabouts
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Sneaky question. Would you play Mitchell over Justin?

                1. ZoumasBloomers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Na, Justin as a wing back offers two avenues

                2. sandman58
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  No

                  1. Rashleigh Runabouts
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Thanks guys

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Better option for the next 2 weeks only??

          A. Sterling + Maupay —> Kane + Grealish
          B. TAA + Werner —> Kane + Chilwell

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I'd like to keep Sterling
            I did B but with Jimi > Kane

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

              Over the next 2 Sterling is expendable though I think. Will be on WC gw9 to bring him back if needed

              1. John Nerdelbaum
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                That's fair enough

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

          3. RealSocialDads
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A as long as you plan to have sterling back for city's run

        3. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days 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?

          Thanks

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I wouldn't touch Newcastle with a barge pole. They just don't score enough

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            i think he is a decent pick for his price. he's jimenez like in that he is generally involved in the goals they do score, but he's 2m less. 2 blanks in 6 is pretty good.

          3. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I think he’s OK to hold as he should be the focal point of Newcastle’s attack.

            If I didn’t own though, I think there are better options at that price.

          4. Phlajo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Owned him since gw1 and quite happy with him. Plan is to swap for Antonio pretty soon though.

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

          For GW8, sorry for repost:

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

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I would wait and see on Saiss. Nuno picks the team not the fan forums
            I quite like B. Foden looks a steal

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A looks good

          3. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thanks lads. No love for cresswell with the fixture swing then?

            1. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Worth waiting on. You don't want him this week
              Could you just go Coufal instead?

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                This is all for next GW, I'm set for GW 7. Thanks I'll have a look at Couf 🙂

                1. John Nerdelbaum
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I see. Sorry I missed the GW8 at the start 🙂

        5. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Martinez
          TAA Saiss James
          Salah Mane Son Foden
          Jimenez DCL Watkins

          (Steer Lamptey Bissouma Mitchell)
          0.1m & 2 FTs

          TAA, James & Jimenez ➡️ Kane, Chilwell & Kilman

          Thoughts on these transfers for -4?

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Looks decent. I'm in the process of doing TAA & Jimi > Chilwell & Kane (holding off the Kane part of the transfer just in case he's involved tonight) for free
            Just wonder if James might be worth keeping over Saiss? James wasn't involved last night and hard to see Azpi starting for a 3rd time in a week. I think it's the right call if you don't fancy a Chelsea double up

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I just don't think James is nailed long term even if he starts this week. One of Saiss & Kilman will start for sure and at times both too. Plan is to move on Saiss for Dias in GW10.

              1. John Nerdelbaum
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Good shout. I'm looking at downgrading James soon especially as I now have a double up

        6. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Any news on Cooper? Ayling at right back is great, Ayling at centre back not so much considering Leicester likely score

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I think it could be a 2-0 Leeds win this. Leicester don’t seem to be too fluid in front of goal right now IMO.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            If you have Ayling I’d be keeping long term. I think Cooper will be back this week

        7. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Which combo would you prefer for the next few gw's

          A: Havertz + Kane or
          B: Sterling + Jimmy

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

            B

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

            Would say B too but both could underperform. A is safer in this sense, Kane can haul against anybody anywhere imo

          3. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

        8. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Do any Aston villa defenders offer assist or goal threat not that clued up on them

          Cheers

          1. Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Konsa goal threat

          2. istanbul05
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Konsa

        9. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Any specific 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. Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Mitchell

          2. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Mitchell

          3. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            My current bench order has Mitchell ahead of Lamptey but ive been pretty good at benching Lamptey's assists so far. Cant see a Brighton cleanie.

        10. Fernando Torres
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Bench Bale or Wilson?

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

            Dear God.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            If you’re benching a 9.5 mid then it’s time to get rid

          3. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Put Gareth out to pasture or the golf course

          4. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            See how Bale plays tonight against Antwerp.

        11. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          2FT...not sure exactly what to do yet, any thoughts?

          My own thoughts are concerns with my defence; Reece James/Saiss both whom i will be starting this week...maybe im overthinking these 2.
          Also maybe more of a Luxury move but Jimi -> cheaper option or Ings looks enticing.

          0.9 ITB 2FT

          Martinez
          Saiss, James, Robbo
          Son, Sterling, Jrod, Foden
          Kane, DCL, Jimi

          Mitchell, Lamptey, Bissouma,

          1. Phlajo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Saiss+James to Chilwell and Bellerin?

        12. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Anyone any idea when a 3.9 keeper shows up??
          Need 0.1 to get Coufal
          Otherwise its Balbuena

        13. Boz
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Would like to move Maupay on but can’t help but feel Bamford is a trap. Any better options in that price range? Maybe Antonio if passed fit?

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

            Definitely Antonio if passed fit, but he's unlikely to be. I'd be tempted to sit on it because if he's somehow (not sure if likely) back for Fulham...

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Adams

        14. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Interesting to see Jorginho miss a pen, get subbed off then Werner to nail the next one. Does this mean Werner takes them off Jorgi?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            no one really knows. his record is still excellent overall, but two recent misses suggest he's doubting himself all of a sudden.

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

            That would be harsh of Frank to do that going forward

          3. NateDogsCats
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Lampard after the game last night:

              "I've got no problem at all with his style of taking them, because of the success he's had, and Timo Werner, I know he's very capable to take penalties as we saw.

              "We have other players that can as well, so I'll talk with the players afterwards to see how we move forward. But we have good penalty takers at the club."

          4. istanbul05
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            What would you do with 2FTs and £0 in the bank?

            I've considered either Dallas/KWP to Coufal, or Hamez to Zaha but not sold on either move.

            Martinez,
            Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas,
            Salah, Son, Pulisic, Rodriguez, Grealish,
            Kane, DCL.

            Forster, KWP, Brewster, 3.9.

            Thanks!

            1. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I wouldn't be fussed about either move. Dallas and KWP are coming off the back of cleanies
              Hamez would be the one I'd be looking at when you have DCL as well

          5. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            in a funny way, i'm glad i don't have 2FT this week, i'd be unable to resist knee jerking the hell out of my team and removing players with good fixtures.

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I really want to hold transfer this week and have 2ft next.

              Perreira&jimmy out for rashford&antonio

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                yes similar plan to mine, pending antonio's fitness.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I'm happy I have 2 FT this week can save FT going into the dreadful IB.

          6. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I have Saiss and Mitchell in starting line up.

            There's question marks against both I guess?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yes

            2. Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Who is questioning Saiss starting spot?

            3. gigio
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Saiss much safer imo

          7. Jdpz
              1 month, 6 days ago

              McCarthy [Nyland]
              TAA, Konsa, Taylor [Tierney, Justin]
              Son, Bruno, Jrodriguez, Podence [Bissouma]
              Kane, Ings, DCL
              1 ft., 1.6M in the bank

              Any ideas?

            • No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              6 hat tricks in the first 6 weeks, wonder how many there were in total last season.

              Salah
              DCL
              Son
              Vardy
              Watkins
              Bamford

              Anyone managed to catch them all?

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

                Just had salah's first one and captained Auba that week lol

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  same

              2. AA
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                DCL. Son and Vardy. 3/6 for me

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  pretty good

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

                Missed Shitkins, grandpa Vardy and Son.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  you must be going well

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

                    Not really, 1m odd.

              4. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                And i had only the first 2

              5. Ain't No Holebas Girl
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Successfully dodged every single one

            • Mane Mane Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Really struggling with deciding what changes to make for this upcoming week. I have 2 FT
              My team is...
              Martinez 4.0
              Justin TAA Mitchell Dallas C.Taylor
              Son Grealish Zaha Mane Bissouma
              Ings Maupay Kane

              I’m thinking of swapping one of the cheap defenders for Coufal
              I want to take Maupay out and thinking of Antonio or Bamford, and also I potentially want to try bring in a United/city player in midfield but don’t know what’s best way to go about doing it.

              Any help would be appreciated thanks.

              1. veedub1989
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Maupay > Wilson/Bamford/Antonio
                Grealish/Zaha > Foden
                Son > KDB/Sterling

            • olidooley
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hey guys.....Decisions!....News on Antonio??

              McCarthy
              TAA Digne** Konsa Taylor Mitchell
              Salah Son Grealish Foden Soucek
              Kane Werner Davis

              1) Save
              2) Digne to Chilwell
              3) Digne to Ayling (allows Davis to Antonio next week and a switch to 3-4-3 with Soucek permanent 1st sub in case of Fodinho no show!)

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

                Maybe save so you have more options and information next week

            • Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A) TAA, Grealish + 1FT + 0.6 ITB
              B) Chilwell, Rashford

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

                B

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

                B

            • dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Werner owners, what are you doing? Keeping and hoping chelsea click or ditching now?

              Part of me feels if you've held him this long to give him a few more games but the lure of the likes of Kane is tempting

              1. olidooley
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Have Werner and Kane....keeping both all season!

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  bet you don't

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I also bet you wont

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

                Try to extricate yourself from the Wernhole and get Kane.

                1. olidooley
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  The Wernhole! Haha!
                  Don’t get stuck in that Wernmud!....Remove those Wernshackles.....The Wernnoose is tightening!....Wern off you Werneffing Wernbag!

                  1. olidooley
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Sorry!....Bit of early drinking here!

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

                      Unfortunately mine tankard is empty. Enjoy!

              3. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Have Kane, so probably keeping Werner until GW10 and then I'll move the funds to KDB/Sterling

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

                I'm thinking of bringing him in as Aguero replacement!

            • Hattrick Harry
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Man City and Ferran Torres played as striker in CL, anyone taking him in?

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

                Why?

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

                He's an interesting differential. I'll need to see him start in the league a few times before I get on board though.

              3. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Foden is still a better option

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  foden feels like a nice little option at the moment, little bit of insurance whilst i wait for city to explode.

                  1. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I've had him for the last 2 GWs and really happy with 6ppg so far

            • Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hi....any views on what to do here please? Rank 3.8m. 1ft. 1mitb

              Martinez
              Taa saiss james (lamptey Mitchell)
              Salah son pulisic foden (burke)
              Kane dcl watkins

              A....james to chilwell

              B....save ft

              C...something else

              Feel that even if james plays this weekend never going to know from one game to another with him...thanks

            • gigio
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Repost:
              A) Robbo, Brewster to Chilwell, Adams/Bamford
              B) Justin to Coufal, roll 1ft
              Leaning towards A, then B next week...

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

                A

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

                  Cheers. Adams or Bam?

            • My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I can feel it...Jimmy brace and assist for Saiss goal. 3-0

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

                So you heart actually goes Jimeneznezneznez?

              2. sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Time to go Jimmy>Bamford then 😛

            • DOUBLEDOWN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Morning!

              Aguero and Havertz to Werner/Ings and Rashford for -4 a good move?

              Leaning to Werner over Ings to keep some Chelsea attack.

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

                Prefer Ings and Chelsea defence

            • Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Lol i just did Saiss to Chilwell. Too risky to own for me now and fixtures turning bad

              1. TNB
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I was looking to do something similar - Lamptey and Saiss for Kilman and Chilwell but I might just hold on to Saiss for now