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The Fantasy Flutter: Betting odds on the weekend’s Premier League action


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The FPL deadline may have passed at a ridiculously early time but there are still eight Premier League matches to go of Gameweek 8, ergo plenty of matches on which to have a small wager.

Every Saturday morning, we combine Fantasy football with a flutter as we take a punt on the upcoming top-flight fixtures.

Focusing on the games taking place over the next two days, we’ll be looking to the data available in our Premium Members Area to inspire a few sensibly staked bets this weekend.

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HAMMER TIME

West Ham United’s long-awaited fixture swing is finally here, with the Hammers now set to enjoy a favourable run of matches from Gameweeks 8-20.

It all starts with a home game against Fulham who, despite picking up their first win of the season in Gameweek 7, are still conceding at a rate of two goals per match in 2020/21.

West Ham will have to make do without Michail Antonio for the time being but there is still plenty of attacking menace in this Hammers side: they have already found a way past Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Wolves and Leicester over the last six Gameweeks, scoring at a rate of over two goals per match in that time.

Jarrod Bowen, scorer of three of those goals, is 6/1 with bet365 to open the scoring this evening – longer odds than the less-then-clinical Aleksandar Mitrovic and Sebastien Haller (both 9/2).

And there could be even better value to be had in east London.

Tomas Soucek, who has had more attempts on goal and shots in the box than any other West Ham midfielder this season, is 15/2 to net the first goal at the London Stadium this weekend.

The Czech international might be without a goal to his name in 2020/21 but he has pedigree, having scored on three occasions in seven post-restart matches this summer.

And might he even be on penalties? Regular takers Noble and Antonio are currently sidelined, while Soucek took 13 spot-kicks for Slavia Prague in the two seasons before moving to England.

Pablo Fornals, who has more FPL attacking turns to his name than any other West Ham player this season, is an even bigger 9/1 to score first against the Cottagers.

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BLUNT BLADES

It’s now five clean sheets in a row for Chelsea in all competitions, with the Blues’ backline galvanised by the arrival of Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.

And up next for Frank Lampard’s troops are Sheffield United, who have scored only three goals all season – two of which came from the spot.

No Premier League side has registered fewer shots on target than the Blades in 2020/21.

There’ll be plenty of Fantasy managers rooting for a Chelsea clean sheet at Stamford Bridge and a shut-out for the hosts is available at even money with bet365, which seems very reasonable given the contrasting form of the two teams.

A Chelsea win to nil is 5/4, meanwhile.

Chris Wilder’s side have allowed more headed chances than any other team this season, which makes great reading for a goal-crazed Kurt Zouma, who has found the net on three occasions in the last seven Gameweeks.

The French centre-back is 22/1 to score first in this fixture with bet365.


NIL-NIL DESPERANDUM

In the first meeting between Wolves and Leicester in 2019/20, no-one scored.

In the second meeting between Wolves and Leicester in 2019/20, no-one scored.

In Sunday’s meeting between Wolves and Leicester, will someone score?

With bet365’s Bore Draw Money Back new customer offer, there is at least the consolation of getting your stake refunded if the match does end up being a goalless stinker.

No side has kept as many clean sheets as Wolves this season, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s pre-match words confirming that his side have gone back to basics after their pummeling by West Ham:

The West Ham game really showed us. It was our main focus after that and you can see an improvement on our organisation; more compact, more solid, not allowing too many chances, and things that are part of us.

But the West Ham game was a big moment for us in terms of what we quickly need to improve. You cannot be in the game if you are not strong enough in defence and you cannot think about competing well. The starting point was obvious.

A 0-0 at the King Power is 7/1 with bet365 but for those wishing to punt on goals, knowing that there is the fall-back of a refund in the event of a scoreless draw, a bet on Jamie Vardy to score first in a 1-0 Leicester win is 14/1.

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146 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    McCarthy* Miazek*
    TAA* Coady* Justin Taylor Cresswell*
    Salah Son* Grealish Jorginho* Bissouma*
    Kane* Werner Maupay*

    *Players I'd like to change

    Time to WC?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Wait till GW10 imo

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        My team doesn't look in a very good shape. What's the point in waiting for 1 more GW?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          You will have a better idea of which City players to target.

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Why bother? Just get bruno and keep 1 mil in the bank. Can get sterling or kdb next week with 1ft

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Are people still going after united players? They look absolutely dreadful as a team

            2. merin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Son -> Bruno/Rash GW9 and Bruno/Rash GW10 is a decent plan. United have WBA at home in GW9

              1. merin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Bruno/Rash -> KDB/Sterling GW10 I mean

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Wait, what?

            We can probably work that out now?

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I had a similar team and I wced to get ahead of the curve.
      I would keep bissouma if you choose to keep a 4.5, he looks like the best of the lot

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Do it right now

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Why cresswell? Even if he did have a Nigle and misses out he’ll be back for the week your using your wc for

    5. Vazza
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Need a bit more info -

        - how much money in the bank

        - how many free transfers do you have this week

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Like to or need to ?
        Have I missed something with Cresswell ?

      • mrtapio
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Just try putting together the team you would want on a wildcard, if it looks much better, activate wc asap!

        1. mrtapio
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I would wc if I were you

      • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Wildcard it

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'd get rid of Taylor too, I plan to. Burnley were very look to get a CS last night, Brighton pummelled them and a more clinical team would have scored a couple.

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Surprised Vestergaard does not have more owners.

      Returns of 6,7,7,6,7,6 in last 6 games. No blank when playing 90 mins.

      1. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ppl have other issues and they might already own McCarthy or KWP

      2. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I dont even own a single Saints asset after my gw3 wildcard

      3. Live Lad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Can't afford to spare a transfer for him. Rather important matters to sort out.

    7. Live Lad
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It is rather less frustrating to see my bench with two red flagged players. Seeing yellow and red scattering makes me feel wanting to sort out. Anyone else feels the same? I have Ferguson and Mitchell. No other flag in the team.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Have had fergo since gw1, he can just rot on the bench. Sold Mitch for Zouma last week.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I always feel like that but important to realise that it’s mostly just your ocd brain wanting to see no flags

        2/3 of my defence was flagged yesterdsy, chances are they both play and lamptey already got 6 points so wait and see over the IB break if any news

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          That's true. Good solution would be to make a little one of those i icons and stick it to the screen in the 3rd sub spot for Mitch.

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thinking of not using my FT in GW9, unless there are injuries. Have 2.6 ITB. Good to go with this team?

      Martinez
      James Lamptey Coufal
      Salah Sterling Son Podence
      DCL Bamford Martial

      Steere Foden Dallas Mitchell

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        There is always flags during IB. but a great idea albeit more than likely to end in a -4 😉

    9. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Patience has paid once again.

      Why am I still taking hits all the time, why

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That's quite the loaded question.

        There's a lot to be said for the psychology involved in this game. The way we as individuals manage our teams says something about us. We're all different. We all have the potential to process the same information differently and therefore respond differently.

        It's actually a very interesting concept and goes into how we view the short term vs the long term and how that manifests itself in actions/decision making.

        It's similar to how Fantasy managers will view similarly performing assets and tend to value the more expensive one as it's almost 'implied' that the cheaper player is being lucky, and isn't actually as good as they appear. We like the shiny objects even if their only superior quality is how much they shine.

        There's a lot behind taking hits, feeling the urge to change something even though it's fine and a feeling of unrest at not interfering. It might be beneficial to do a bit of reading into it.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Good analysis

          Fantasy is reflecting my personality as I have no patience in my life.
          Believe it or not fantasy is a tool I use to be more calculative in my real life tool.

          To a certain extent, this has worked out but still a long way to go.

          It's not random the fact that I had a tough week at work and I took a hit to remove Martinez for Mendy

          It was probably the stupidest decision I've ever done as the reasoning behind it is not logical

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hits normally don't pay off unless the player you are removing isn't going to play. I think there's also a case for hitting in a premium with an absolute plum fixture if you are going to captain them, but that can normally be avoided with better planning.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          True that but they are very sweet

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I raged and did the same thing, but not for a hit - it was stupid but might actually be ok considering everyone in my ml owns mart

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Hope it pays pff

      3. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Took two hits this week with 2 FTs to do a mini wildcard with Pulisic and Saiss needing to go. One of my new recruits was Wilson, so it’s going well so far.

        I’d only taken one hit before that. I find I can be patient for a while and then I reward my patience with indulgent rashness. Which upon reflection probably does quite reflect my personality.

        This would make a good item for the scoutcast.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Haha, it’s like doing a diet, I’ve been good for 2-3 weeks so I can have a blowout and have 2 pizzas/take 2 hits

          1. JabbaWookiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Exactly right!

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Same
          One hit prior to this stupid today.
          Its the first time that I am so down for a hit that might turn things away from now and on.

          Like Senna in Monaco 1988!

          1. JabbaWookiee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Rubbish Saturday. I’m actually glad it’s gone so poorly as hopefully it’s a lesson learnt. But probably not. Had I just done Pulisic to Ziyech I’d have banked an FT and would also have played Taylor. Better get some decent returns today or I’ll be annoyed for two weeks!!

      4. skodaole2
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Nothing wrong with hits, they would not exist if they were always a bad strategy. Its more about how you enjoy the game. This year my hits have not worked so far, although this week I took a few and I m confident they ll work. If you had next week a game like MCI - FUL and you did not take a hit to bring at least one MCI player even if the game ended 1-0 you d have played wrong imo. You need to chase the points to come. I disagree with taking hits when Bamford scored a hattrick to bring him in since he wont repeat it soon but the players with potential to give more than one returns before an easier game are totally worth it. Patience rewards sometimes, but hits are fun!

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          And this is where patience comes into it. You rarely take the hit/s for one week’s returns so if it doesn’t pay off immediately just sit tight and have faith in your moves. Which is why this looming international break couldn’t come at a worse time for me.

          1. skodaole2
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Obviously you cant change a player just because he blanked, else we would take 5-6 hits every week. Int Break is not that different from previous weeks, most of the owned players had midweek games so you could end up with one - two questionable players even with a four day gap.

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              People do though. The ragers. We’ve all been guilty of it. Well, most of us. Another personality reflection there.

              And I was referring more to being patient with a 2 week wait rather than the risk of injury. Although of course that also comes into it.

    10. JasonG123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      What do we think of Richarlison from this week? His stats before his red card were very good (0.63 xG and 025 xA) and he now has 3 very good fixtures (ful, LEE, bur). He’s on penalties as well.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Im probably getting him instead of DCL. Seems a decent differential now that they are almost similar price

        1. JasonG123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          They are exactly the same price. I have DCL but not Hamez so not worried about the double up.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            They are if you own neither. If you’ve own dcl for a good amount of time it will cost you more to get richarlison

    11. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Had choice of 3 defenders, Vestergard, lamptey or coufal.

      Choose coufal - other 2 keep cleanie! Incoming Fulham goal!!!! Ffs

      1. spray
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Coufal two assists, clean sheet... no worries.

        TBH, I chose him too, but that was weeks ago. Remember to look at your trades over a few weeks. It's hard, only the present matters... Vestergaard does look ok. Lamptey looks awesome on-screen. WHU are good, but possibly behind SOU now.
        You're in a situation where there's nothing between them when making your decision. Be nice. Haha 😉

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Coufal will be the better pick when you look back in a few weeks time

      3. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who are the other two defenders you’re starting? I agree that Coufal’s fixture was the best, but why own Lamptey if you’re not starting him at home v Burnley? Ditto re Vestergard and Newcastle. Almost a case for an early BB there!

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          He was going to buy that was the choice. He has Ferguson and Mitchell on his bench. Chillwell and TAA playing.

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Ahhh my mistake. Then he 100% made the right choice. WHU with the most preferential fixture, best run of games and Coufal only edged by Lamptey for attacking possibilities

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Absolutely. I will be doing the same.

              1. LOLarov
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Thansk lads good feedback

    12. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      My team feels like a mess, with fires to put out everywhere. What would you prioritise with 1FT?

      Martinez
      TAA James Justin
      Son Bruno Ziyech James
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Nyland Saiss Podence Lamptey

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Looks fine to me. Could do Saiss to coufal or cresswell. Bruno c next week. Looks fine.

      2. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        What fires? Seems decent enough. Maybe shift Bruno and Saiss? TAA is a difficult one-he will come good I’m sure, and I assume you’ve had him from GW1 so maybe keep rolling those dice?

      3. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Looks fine.
        No need to call 999 yet...

      4. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That's a damn good team. Enjoy the IB is my advise

    13. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I didn't play the game last year.
      Were martial and rashford classified as mids or forwards last year?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Rash forward. Martial mid.

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks

    14. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Fingers crossed for a 4pts well spent.

      Robbo > Coufal and Trossard > Ziyech.

      Has left me with...

      McCarthy
      Chilwell/Reguilon/Coufal
      Salah(c)/Sterling/Bruno/Ziyech/Grealish
      DCL/Bamford

      Button/Brewster/Kilman/Ferguson

      That Trossard no show, felt so good!

    15. juanmata8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Possible replacement for Maupay -

      a) Bamford
      b) Watkins
      c) Brewster (Alzate > Grealish)
      d) wait to hear on Wilson/Antonio

      Thanks

      1. Aubaaaaa
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        D. IB coming up too. May want to hold transfers first if possible.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        D

      3. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        What about Adams?

        1. juanmata8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Poor fixtures. Need to hold on to someone for the next 3-4 fixtures

      4. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hold till Antonio is fit.
        Brewster move is also sensible.

      5. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Newcastle are really poor. Puts me off Wilson
        I'm in the same boat and you have to wait on this one

      6. Latetotheparty
          2 months, 22 days ago

          A

      7. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Wow so many double digit scores on here

        Was expecting lamptey play but Mcarthy just reeks of casualness.

        1. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          What's this 'casualness' nonsense?
          Soton are flying, top of the league and they have 4 clean sheets.

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Mccarthy is the smart casual pick. 😉

        3. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          He’s casually been bringing in some decent points for me. 🙂

        4. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bit salty there lad? McCarthy casually taking me back towards the top 100k

        5. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          True. Casuals FTW

        6. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Pathetic.

      8. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Gone 3 weeks with no hits. Starting to get the shakes.

      9. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Best defender up to 5.1 to replace Saiss?

        A-Coufal
        B-Bellerin
        C-Creswell
        D-KWP
        E-Vestergaard
        F-Other

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Have a look at West Ham today, how they play/set up etc - if cresswell is fit and West Ham look decent still id say him.

          1. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks mate

          2. Vazza
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cresswell is injury prone and plays for an inconsistent team in my opinion

          3. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A

          4. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Reece James

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Massive rotation risk with club captain Azpi always lurking.

            2. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A

            3. Vazza
                2 months, 22 days ago

                B all day long!!! He plays as a wingback/fullback for a top team which has conceded the least number of goals and is not subject to rotation risk. Maitland-niles and Cedric play in the European matches.

              • Going Home
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Looks like B, although I’ve just brought in A and really like the look of him. Not much in it for fixtures. I guess it depends what you could do with the money saved on Coufal

              • Urchin
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                B

              • Vazza
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  You need to buy a player who plays for an exciting to watch team i.e. Arsenal is one of those teams. I removed Coady out for Bellerin last week for this reason

                  1. Urchin
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Arsenal? Exciting?
                    Agree to disagree
                    Efficient, maybe but exciting hardly

                    1. Vazza
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        They’re probably best of the bad bunch

                • Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Big desicions have to be made soon on Robbo Son Kane + Jrod DCL

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Who would you remove these guys for ? Man City and Man U aren’t exactly firing from all cylinders at the moment

                      1. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        I really like Liv dounle up with salah mane for the upcoming weeks (rotation proof) plus one of KDB/Sterling

                        1. Urchin
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Go jota with Salah

                    • Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      If you’ve still got Robbo then you won’t shift him until WC

                      I think one of Kane and Son and one of James and DCL remains ok. Fixture swings won’t stop spurs and Everton scoring goals, may just limit it. Personally I did James to Zaha last week and am leaning towards Son to Sterling next week

                      1. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        I agree that if i was going to keep a Spurs player this has to be Kane but at the end i think i will keep Son too cause they carry all their attack and he loves counter attacks vs stronger oppositions. I might just end up ditching Robbo and upgrading Jrod to KDB/Mane

                        1. Vazza
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Robbo is a 7.0m winger playing for a side that scores a lot of goals. Ditching him is a bad idea imo.

                        2. Vazza
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Son to Sterling is the sort of move I would have thought twice even if they were the same price!!

                        3. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          I've done so many possible rejigs for getting in City, and I think of those players listed above the only one I'm going to lose is Kane. What makes it easier is that I think there are only 2, maybe 3 solid picks among the City players: a defender, probably Cancelo (others might argue Diaz), & KDB. Sterling is a possible but i think you're going to want KDB before him and he's poor value in terms of the damage it does to your team if you try to squeeze them both in. The forwards are too injury prone and prone to rotation (which I expect to be worse this time because they'll want to protect them and not end up with the situation they've had for the last couple of weeks).

                          If I had a gun to my head to lose one more it would probably be Jrod (he's an easy switch to Zaha, Ziyech, Maddison maybe or even Foden if you want to punt on another City).

                          I'm looking at something like this for GW 10 (with a hit)

                          Martinez
                          Robertson Chillwell Cancelo
                          Salah KDB Son Grealish Jrod
                          DCL Bamford

                          4.0 Lamptey Coufal Brewster

                          1. Shark Team
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            There is no need of keeping Robbo if you have 4 others great defs like you do (and i do too). I would prefer to spend the Robbo money for a stronger attack

                            1. Phil's Stamps
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Robbo's fixtures 10 to 18 are outstanding, even better than City's. The problem is, where do you put the money? Even with all that cash you can't stretch to anyone with good forma and fixtures (Fernandes? - no thanks). Don't want to lose DCL for a rotation-risk Jesus. The obvious is Son to Sterling but i want to keep one of the Spurs boys and think Son + Robbo outscores Sterling + a good 4.5 rotation over those fixtures. The decent 4.5s are cover for Cancello's inevitable rotation and injuries (I don't really count Brewster).

                              It depends how risk-averse you are. I like nailed players.

                      2. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        So if keeping 1, which one do we think will be worth it?

                        A) Kane
                        B) Son

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Ideally I’d say Kane. But he’s a lot more.

                          I definitely want to keep one.

                        2. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Next 2 matches will give a better idea. We haven't really seen Spurs against a Top 6 side this season to tell how they are going to set up.

                          1. Urchin
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            They beat Manchester United at OT

                            1. Vazza
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                In which case we should keep both if Spurs are going to score 6 past top sides!!!

                                1. Vazza
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Continue to score^

                                  • Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Yup

                                2. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Against 10 men though.

                                  I would think facing City, Chelsea & Arsenal will be tougher now.

                                  1. Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Sure, i get what you are saying. Just that United are 'top six side' and spurs beat them. Thats all.
                                    Most people didn't expect much from them before that game.
                                    I have kane from GW1 and might just keep him. He has three London derbies after city game. Tough yes but who knows.

                                3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  He said top 6

                                  1. Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    How do you know that that person is a 'He'?

                                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      The name!

                              • Urchin
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                And also beat soton, the current table toppers in away match 😉

                            2. mrtapio
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              I'm keeping Son, think he has the better chance to score points against better teams. Think he will get a lot of space to run in.

                              1. Vazza
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  But Kane’s on pens

                                  1. mrtapio
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Yes he is. But no guarantees Spurs will get any penalties. I have to go with who I think will get the most scoring opportunities.

                              2. Phil's Stamps
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Son

                              3. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                I think Kane drops to a good 6.5 max replacement and opens up funds to hold Son and upgrade elsewhere in midfield

                            3. No Professionals
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Martinez
                              Chilwell Lamptey Taylor
                              Salah(c) Son Grealish Foden
                              Kane Vardy DCL

                              Steer Saiss Mitchell Alzate
                              1ft 0.5itb

                              Son to rashford is the exciting move for next game week, but it stops me getting KDB the week after without removing Kane or vardy (want to keep one spurs and vardy has great fixtures).

                              Saiss to Coufal it is.

                            4. Urchin
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Jota and Mount as second and third mideos sounds radical but can pay off even in long term. If they get like 350 points between them, the freed up cash can be splashed anywhere you like

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                They won’t get 350 points between them though

                              2. Vazza
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  You really think they are going to score 175 points each (on average).. Haha!!

                                  1. Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Such is the nature of this season my friend. 175 maybe too optimistic yes 😉

                                • Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Both of them won't get more than 150 for sure and for that also they will need to have a good season.

                                  1. Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    They have been having a really fine season so far. Nailing down a place will be most important.
                                    At least for jota, the set up allows him to be potentially in the mix for points when pool dominate

                                • Forever In Our Shadow
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 21 days ago

                                  350 points. Pmsl

                              3. George Agdgdgwngo
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Keep Burnley’s Taylor or shift for Coufal / KWP?

                                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  wait and see who scores more this week and decide then 😉

                              4. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Is Adams now more essential than Bamford at that third forward price point ? 🙂

                                1. Vazza
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Stop chasing points mate. If you have Bamford, keep him.

                                  • Urchin
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    Mitrovic is the best in that bracket 😉

                                2. Party time
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Wilson is a confirmed troll

                                  1. Vazza
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      I brought him over the last international break and took him out for Kane the following Gameweek. It was the best decision ever!!

                                      1. No Professionals
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 22 days ago

                                        Should probably have kept him and got Kane

                                    • mrtapio
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      He has 8 goals/assists in 8 games. One of the highest points scoring players atm. He cost 6.6 and plays for Newcastle. He will blank often, and you'll never know when.

                                    • No Professionals
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      Nah he’s a 6.6m striker who is never going to score every week

                                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    If Jota gets regular starts I am doubling up on Pool for sure with this team starting GW10:

                                    Martinez
                                    Lamptey Coufal Dallas
                                    Salah Sterling Son Jota
                                    Vardy DCL Martial

                                    1. Urchin
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 22 days ago

                                      That defense though, and i guess bench is nothing much to talk about?
                                      Great attacks but. Nice structure

                                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 22 days ago

                                        Going cheap on defense. Someone like Lamptey has more points than TAA. Can quickly shuffle around if expensive defenders start to pick up. Bench has starters too:

                                        Steere Taylor Lewis Bissouma

                                  3. CroatianHammer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 21 days ago

                                    Not taking a punt, but I do have Souček and think he's bound to score tonight... been knocking on that door for weeks now.