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. Jdpz
      1 month, 2 days ago

      J Ward-Prowse is interesting option.

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

        For collecting red arrows he is, yes.

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

        I've been burnt by JWP so many times over the years..

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Any transfer thoughts for this GW? I'm thinking to roll the FT but might be the right time to jump on Rashford

      0.4itb 1ft
      Martinez
      Robbo Ayling TAA Justin
      Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
      DCL Kane
      (Peacock Taylor Bissouma Vassilev)

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

        You're probably going to want a City mid for their nice run of fixtures. I expect some big wins are on the horizon.

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

        team looks strong so i'd roll

    • sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Marcus Rashford has scored the joint-most goals against 'big six' sides in all competitions since the start of the 2019/20 season, in the least amount of appearances #mulive [sky]

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

        Opened his PL account with a brace vs Arsenal at home back in 2016 IIRC

    • CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is everyone expecting Everton to resume their good form this week or do you think they'll struggle to create chances with some key players sidelined?

      I still have DCL's run of 2 pointers from end of last season etched in my memory. May consider swapping to Antonio from GW10 if he's fit.

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

        I think they will struggle to create chances a bit more with Richarlison and Digne suspended but should still have enough to beat Newcastle 2-1

      2. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        They might struggle a bit with a deficient left side in particular. Hoping they can still score a couple against Newcastle even if ugly

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

        But they'll be full strength by gw9. What's the point of getting rid at gw10

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

        I just fancy Antonio to do well and don't want to hang on to DCL forever if he has a barren spell like last season. It's just a possible transfer I'm toying with.

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Best moves here with 1FT and 2.4m. I want to leave 0.4m itb to do watkins > antonion next gw

      Martinez
      Taa - Saiss* - James* --- Mitchell* Lamptey (tot)...*(not nailed)
      Salah(c) - Son - Havertz - Barnes
      Jimmy - DCL - Watkins

      A: Jimmy >> Kane and then gw8 Barnes/Watkins >> Bowen + Antonio (-4)
      B: Barnes + Jimmy >> Foden + Kane (-4) and Watkins > Antonio gw8
      C: James + Barnes >> 4.5m def + Rashford (-4) and Watkins > Antonio gw8

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

        Jimmy to Kane this week, then the following week, Watkins to Antonio or Barnes to Grealish/Zaha/Foden perhaps?

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

      3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Morning all. Chilwell's current numbers seem quite freakish. How sustainable are they (or something close to them)?

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

          They look promising and it's now 4 clean sheets in 5 games when Mendy has started in goal.

          1. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Mendy is a huge plus for the CS. Looking more at the attacking contribution though and tossing up whether I save the 0.7 and get the Zouma bonus magnet

        2. kime67
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          idk. maybe he will atleast have a good run for couple gsmes

        3. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Definitely going to try fit him into my squad very soon.

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

          Annoying tbh, I really wanted to go cheap in defence but now it looks like everyone will own Chilwell.

      4. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Should i sell trent or digne?

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

          Digne this week

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

          Digne unavailable so I'd imagine him

        3. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Digne.. tok expensive for that he brings

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

          random thought, what happened to maximus bonimus pontimus (or something like that)? was very prominent here, name change?

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

            Weird I asked the same question last week ? ........Maximus where are you fella. ?

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

              it's just a very memorable name on here isn't it

        5. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Probably gonna roll ft this week unless of any injury news! How's this lot looking for GW7 guys? 1ft, 0.1itb

          Martinez
          Saiss Robo James
          Salah (C) Son Foden Grealish
          Kane(VC) DCL Jimenez

          Forster Lamptey Burke Dunne

          1. Jdpz
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Who to start this week?
              A) Taylor vs Chelsea [h]
              B) Tierney vs ManU [a]
              C) Justin vs Leeds [a]

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                C

          2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Sam is so Wife-Material. Lucky Lee

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 2 days ago

                😀

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

                ha ha...

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

              Morning guys,

              What to do next? Kinda really want Bruno in my team

              Ramsdale, Steer
              TAA, Webster, Taylor, Davies, KWP
              Salah, Son, Trossard, Soucek, Bissouma
              Kane, Jimenez, DCL

              1FT
              1.8 ITB

              A) TAA, Trossard -> Bruno, Coufal (-4)
              B) Davies -> Coufal
              C) Trossard -> Zaha
              D) something else?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Davies > chillwell this week I recon

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

                  Mmm interesting

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Depends if your willing to lose son to Bruno

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

                      Big risk that. Think I'm keeping Son

            3. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Semado jimi and Zaha tomorrow night - horrible feeling my game week is going be over before it begins!

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Zaha looks red hot and such favourable fixtures to come, Wolves on the other hand are having a slow start by their standards.

              2. Joey Tribbiani
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I might put money on 0-0 half time

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Good bet joey

                    I’m tempted to lose jimi to be honest but can’t really grumble at his 9 pointer even if they look bad, he’s also the only one scoring for them which means he usually get bonus as well

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

                  semedo is a poor defender from what i've seen, like a lot of modern day full backs. But Boly behind him always looks rock solid to me, very underrated defender imo.

              3. kime67
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                when is the scout squad out. its the only thing i look forward to

              4. Bolton’s Wanderers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Who to start this week?

                A. Dallas - LEI (H)
                B. Targett - SOU (H)

                1. Balls of Steel
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  A

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

                  B

                3. Bolton’s Wanderers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Had a horrible feeling it might need to be a coin toss!

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

                  marginal decisions in your own head generally bring marginal results when polling.

                  and that is mega marginal.

                  1. Bolton’s Wanderers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Very true. I was hoping I’d missed something glaringly obvious.

                5. what\'s my name
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  not much init both teams will concede i can see Vardy gettin one, Dallas may snick an assist

                6. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    B

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

                  What would you do with this team please? Rank 3.8m . 1mitb.

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

                  No idea what to do with james. Sny advice appreciated. Really struggling this season. Thanks

                  1. Balls of Steel
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    I've got same dilemma as James owner , think I'll hold him for 1 more week and reassess as Chelsea's next 3 are pretty good fixtures

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

                      Chances are he starts v Burnley and then rotated from there on.....

                      I just don't know

                  2. kime67
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    no point having players like james who gets rotated, and stop taking hits

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

                      yeah feels like the inevitable transfer waiting to happen so may as well do it now.....

                  3. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    James + Saiss > Chilwell +Ayling/Dallas possible?

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

                      Yes - but I'm not taking a hit.

                      Cheers

                8. Lanley Staurel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Will be pulling trigger on bringing in Bruno or Rashford tonight. The comparison tool suggests Bruno but Rashford is £1m cheaper. Eye test tells me they are both good options. Views anyone?

                  1. Joey Tribbiani
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      One of those probably coming in for gw8, first thought was Bruno then saw what that 1mil extra does, so now Im not sure at ll

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

                        Yeh same place. I could bring in Cresswell with that extra £1m ready for West Hams fixture turn.

                    • CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Both good options, but you'll likely want a City mid soon and hard to fit them all in if you plan on Keeping Salah, Kane, Son etc.

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

                        I know. Foden is my go to option in that respect.

                    • Dexters Laboratory
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        I can do Havertz to Rashford with the exact money in the bank this week. Long term though I want a City mid, liverpool mid, Man U mid and Son. That 1 million makes the difference. Think Bruno could get more points.. slightly

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

                          Yep that sums it up for me too.

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

                        Bruno better option than Rashford. Rashford will go missing on left wing again when Martial/Cavani are up top

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

                          My gut still says Bruno tbf

                    • Shatner's Bassoon
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Anyone got any burning views on the etiquette of ghost/zombie teams?

                      My view is that they shouldn't be touched at all during the season, but have seen one "zombie" league where people are moving subs & changing captains week-to-week. A zombie wouldn't be able to do that, nor would a ghost. I've done the research.

                      Seems to go against the whole point of it.

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

                        Agree - set your captain, vice captain and bench order in GW1 and then leave it alone is a true zombie team

                        1. Shatner's Bassoon
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          THANK you!

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

                        thats why I have created Zombie league with using EXCEL...!!!!

                    • Jay Jay Okocha
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      What's the latest on Antonio's injury?

                      1. Shatner's Bassoon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        "Should be fit" for GW7 says the Athletic.

                    • Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Which one would you go for with 2FT?

                      1. Maupay to Bamford
                      2. Maupay Lamptey to Bamford Kilman

                      1. what\'s my name
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        2 if no wolves def, otherwise just 1

                    • BigKeith
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Martinez (Steer)
                        Mitchell Robbo Dallas (Lamptey Dunne)
                        Grealish Son Salah Pulisic (Mendy)
                        Kane DCL Maupay

                        0.1itb 2ft

                        Option A:
                        Lamptey>Chilwell
                        Grealish>Barkley
                        Get rid of Maupay next week either Adams or Bamford?

                        Option B
                        Lamptey> Kilman or Coufal?
                        Maupay> Adams or Bamford?
                        have 1.4m to save for later

                      • El Fenomeno R9
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Bruno + Hamez > Rash + Pulisic(-4) ?

                        Will have enough for Justin > Cresswell next GW

                        Martinez
                        Chilwell - Justin* - Ayling (Lamptey - Mitchell)
                        Salah(C) - Son - Bruno* - Hamez* - Grealish
                        Kane - DCL (Brewster)

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

                          no way should you take that hit. i'd take the current option to outscore the other.

                          1. El Fenomeno R9
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Yes but will be overpriced without hit.
                            Maybe leave it and do Kane + Hamez > Antonio + KDB after GW8

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

                              i would just roll with it. if that means you can only afford coufal rather than cresswell, then so be it.

                              Pulisic has done nothing yet to warrant getting him in, see how he gets on. It looks like points will be spread thinly across that attack.

                              Hamez and Bruno are focal points in their teams.

                              1. El Fenomeno R9
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Yes Coufal was first option,agree Bruno + Hamez talismans and Rash + Pulisic more explosive.

                                Cheers,probably save not time to be smart with games every 3 days.

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

                          Taking an aggressive strategy and trying to get out ahead of the template usually gets shouted down on here. If you feel it is right then do it.

                          1. El Fenomeno R9
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Thats my style with aggressive -4s from time to time but games every 3 days is problem now.

                            Last 2 hits backfired but would not be able to have this team

                      • Werner Bremen
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Get JRodriguez or Zaha from GW8?

                        1. Balls of Steel
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Tough one maybe Zaha and use the extra cash to upgrade elsewhere

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

                        Just itching to do Maupay to Antonio. Don't know what I'm going to do if he's injured

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

                          wait for press conference??? I am also going for Antonio if fit.

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

                            Oh I am but sometimes I just want to get it over with especially with a Friday deadline. Out of sight out of mind you know

                        2. Dexters Laboratory
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Think I'll let him play 90min before moving for him. Burnt before with getting players back after an injury

                        3. thischarmingman
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Got 2 FT, would you do this trade?

                          Saiss, Rod --> Chillwell, Zaha

                          Rest of team:
                          4.0 McCarthy
                          Mitchell, Dallas, Robertson, KWP, Saiss
                          Grealish, Jorg, Salah, Son, Rodiguez
                          Maupay, DCL, Kane

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

                            Not too keen on selling Rodrigues for Zaha this GW

                            1. what\'s my name
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              this

                        4. Jdpz
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Who to start this week?
                            A) Taylor vs Chelsea [h]
                            B) Tierney vs ManU [a]
                            C) Justin vs Leeds [a]

                            1. what\'s my name
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              C

                            2. Dexters Laboratory
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                C

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

                              Who would you rather have out of this lot?

                              A) Watkins
                              B) Bamford
                              C) Adams
                              D) Antonio
                              E) Grant (but only for this GW)

                              I think I like Bamford or Antonio most, but with Antonio's jammy hammy's I may have to delay him a bit.
                              Watkins against SOU's high-line and Grant against FUL are good fixtures this week.

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

                                Antonio if fit

                                next week's fixture looks great, but equally i can see liverpool's makeshift defence struggling to handle him

                              2. Dexters Laboratory
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  D but let him play 90min first. Don't trust his fitness yet

                              3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                Who would you keep for this run?

                                1) DCL - Fulham, Leeds, Burnley
                                2) Ings - Wolves, Man Utd, Brighton

                                1. what\'s my name
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  tough cause Ings can score gainst any team however DCL s run looks better on paper, I d go Ingsy

                                2. Dexters Laboratory
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    1

                                3. what\'s my name
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 2 days ago

                                  thoughts on Bruno as a differential C?

                                  1. Jdpz
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Yes. United looks good.

                                  2. Balls of Steel
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 2 days ago

                                    Antonio if passed fit, otherwise Bamford

                                    1. Balls of Steel
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 2 days ago

                                      Reply fail for Goonerly

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

                                    Humpty Lamptey i've got on my pitch,
                                    Humpty Lamptey knows this game is a bitch,
                                    All the FPL Managers and all of their friends,
                                    Know Lamptey will score after he slips from their hands !

                                    Some FPL nursery rhyme ! 😉