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Are premium defenders worth investing in from FPL Gameweek 9 onwards?

With clean sheets on the increase and the average number of goals scored in each game lower now than it was at the start of the season premium defenders are back on the radar of Fantasy Premier League managers.

Is now the right time to invest more money in the defence? Should we be looking to go big at the back? And which FPL defenders should we spend our FPL budget on – we asked the Scout Network for their thoughts on what is the correct defensive FPL strategy.

FPL BlackBox

Ben Chilwell playing for Chelsea against Sheffield United

At the moment, I can’t see any real logic in going big at the back – which surprises me considering I felt this was a very viable strategy after the first few weeks of the season.

Chilwell looks a must. He’s now risen to £6.0m, but looks worth the price. The double up with Reece James looks very viable, and you can get him for a cut price £5.0m.

With players such as Vladimir Coufal and Arthur Masuaku (both £4.5m), Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m), Matt Targett (£4.5m) all presenting good value, those with the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold (£7.4m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) must be looking at this and thinking that they can free up some real funds to jump on Manchester City and / or Manchester United players who now have a great run of games.

While I will continue to shirk premium defenders, Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) has caught my eye – and I’m looking at Alex Telles (£5.5m) too, depending on the results of Luke Shaw‘s (£4.9m) most recent injury. Both could offer good returns for their price

Az FPL BlackBox

Ted Talks FPL

Chances diagram from Ted Talks FPL – Statistics from the last 6 Gameweeks

As always with defenders, picking the players with the best combined clean sheet & attacking return potential is key.

In the chance diagram above, the top 10 players are presented for each type of chance in the last six Gameweeks. Small Chances are difficult efforts such as shots from outside the box or speculative headed attempts. Big chances are clear-cut opportunities, typically close to goal. The names that stand out are in two or more of the categories.

The Liverpool fullbacks are always pretty good statistically but a potential calf injury to Alexander-Arnold may be the final nail in the coffin for patient owners, especially as this may further reduce Liverpool’s clean sheet potential. Robertson may also suffer from Liverpool’s formation change. With Diogo Jota (£6.5m) making more starts, the left-back has been less inclined to maraud forward. This makes me wonder whether the ££7.0m+ price tag still offers good value.

Ben Chilwell’s popularity has risen over the last few weeks along with his price (£6.0m). 11 small chances created, five small chances and one big chance shows a good level of intent and diversity. Two goals and two assists in five games is his reward.

Along with Chelsea’s heightened clean sheet potential, he seems like the primary choice for our backlines. At £1.0m less, team-mate Reece James (£5.0m) is also showing a good level of intent with six Small Chances Created and five small Chances.

He will need to start adding clear-cut opportunities to his locker along with end-product, having refrained from returning attacking points since Gameweek 1.

James might have nailed down a regular starting position after playing 90 mins in the last 3 Gameweeks but Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) always feels like something of a threat when it comes to rotation.

With West Ham’s recent defensive solidity, Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) also stands out as decent mid-priced option. His team-mates Masuaku and Coufal may offer better value at £4.5m but 13 small Chances Created and two big chances created for the left-sided centre-back is certainly worth taking note of.

Sergio Reguilón (£5.6m) and Cancelo are the last of our premium options. The Spurs left-back has created small chances, been afforded six small chances and fashioned two big chances in the last six Gameweeks but the fixtures are about to get extremely tough. Is he still worth it?

Having started the last four Premier League games in a row for Man City, combined with some European rests, Cancelo seems to have claimed the left-back position for himself.

He is showing promise going forward and with City’s excellent run of fixtures from Gameweek 10, the clean sheets are likely to follow too. He looks most likely to be my replacement for Alexander-Arnold, if the injury is serious.

With regards to structure, I think three at the back is still the best, leaving seven attacking slots to lap up the prevalent attacking points. There’s an argument to say that those three defensive positions could be filled by mid-priced assets such as Chilwell, Cancelo and Cresswell.

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Family

Aaron Cresswell in action for West Ham

Defenders have been a key thinking point of mine over the last couple of Gameweeks. My latest Pro Pundit article, which comes out later this week, is all about restructuring to allow for an increased budget allocation to the defence.

The last few Gameweeks have seen fewer goals scored across the weekends and an increase on the number of clean sheets kept. We are also now beginning to see more consistency at the back, especially from teams such as Southampton and Chelsea and therefore the appeal of their defenders is on the increase.

Chilwell and Cresswell are the obvious defensive picks for me for the foreseeable future. Both have the form, fixtures and huge potential upside for attacking returns and thus at their price points offer exceptional value for money.

FPL Family Sam

FPL Nymfria

Vestergaard celebrates Scoring with Theo Walcott for Southampton vs Chelsea

I feel defenders are one of the toughest positions to call so far this season.

With so few clean sheets at the start of the campaign, we can at least now see some more filtering through. I was debating between Kurt Zouma (£5.3m) and Chilwell ahead of last Gameweek, and with the sale of Danny Ings (£8.4m), I was able to up my budget to afford the left-back.

Luckily, it paid off, but I still believe that Zouma and his cheaper counter colleague James, could be worth consideration if you can’t reach the ever rising Chilwell or you fancy the double up.

I still have a Romain Saïss (£5.2m) shaped problem, and I also have to have some serious thought on if Robertson is worth keeping going forward. The Defenders I’m looking at as key targets for possible replacements are, Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) who currently has four clean sheets and two goals.

After selling Southampton defence early doors, I am looking to get back on as their clean sheets really hurts my rank, so any cover there would be good.

I also think West Ham defence could be worth some consideration. Cresswell, with his three assists, has looked impressive and it usually reflects in the bonus points also. As a cheaper alternative, Coufal at 4.5m also looks like a decent option, with just one fewer assist than his left-sided, set-piece-taking team-mate.

FPL Nymfria

FPL Partridge

Patrick Van Aanholt celebrates Crystal Palace’s opening goal vs Leeds in Gameweek 8

Currently I still have Robertson and Alexander-Arnold. The main reason I still have both is because I couldn’t identify which one to offload. My indecision may help me in the long run though, as with Liverpool’s fixtures clearing up, I can still see both hitting form at some point soon.

The player I want however, is Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m). Watching the games it seems like he’s added some real threat and penetration down the left for Palace. He had a great assist ruled out last week, as well as being fouled for the overturned penalty. This week his deflected cross caused the own goal and Palace have a great run of fixtures that I think will result in more points for PVA. We also don’t know if he jumps ahead of Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) in the penalty taking queue, which would increase his potential even more.

FPL Partridge

El Statto

El Statto graphic to show the breakdown of Chilwell’s points this season by Home&Away/League position of opponents/Gameweek

Heat Map for Chilwell’s season so far by El Statto

With only six defenders currently in the top 30 highest scored players, currently it makes sense I feel to continue to allocate as much as possible budget into the midfielders and forwards. Also with the top premiums of Alexander-Arnold and Robertson both outside the top 50 it gives you more money than ever to use.

If I was Wildcarding over the international break, Chilwell would be the first name into my defence. After missing the first three games, he has since returned three clean sheets, two assists and two goals in five appearances, and is averaging eight points per match.

With a good run of fixtures against mid-to-lower positioned teams, I think you can expect some returns to continue. As he showed against Sheffield United, Chilwell will get into the box whenever he can, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the score sheet again over the next six.

He was on corners, but now Ziyech is in the side and taken over it is one assist option gone, but the way he has started this season is very Alexander-Arnold-esque.

El Statto

FPL Greece

Cancelo stars for City as Sheff Utd's weak right-side bodes well for Chelsea

Joao Cancelo puts in a cross for Manchester City while under pressure

With the current sample of eight Gameweeks, Chilwell is the most reliable and explosive defender in our view. With his marauding runs on the left and how often he gets in the penalty box, as well as his crossing capacity, should be a no brainer for all managers. A Wildcard draft should start from him leading the defence.

With the current lack of clean sheets for Liverpool, and the drought of attacking returns for both Robertson and Alexander-Arnold, it is hard to advocate for sticking with them, even though the underlying stats remain strong.

However, at FPL Greece, we consider having a big-hitting defender a big plus. Not only due to team structure (since upgrading a defender is difficult and usually requires hits), but also because historically, very few midfielders or attachers at the price range of £7.0 to £7.5m hit the mark of 180+ points. Neither of them will keep underperforming for the whole season.

Nevertheless, if one would move away from Liverpool defence, Cancelo keeps turning heads with his performances. He looks like he has secured his spot in Guardiola’s starting XI, his assist potential is high considering the number of crosses and his heat-map, and City’s schedule past Chelsea bodes well with his clean sheet potential.

That aside, it is hard to look past the favourable schedule of Aston Villa and the good defensive credentials they have given. Either as a cover, or as a double up to the amazing Emi Martinez (£4.8m), either of Tyrone Mings (£5.2m), or Matt Targett (£4.5m) would be a good be a solid choice.

FPL Greece

Mini League Mate

Leeds defender Stuart Dallas

My wildcard in Gameweek 6 was focused on taking money out of defence to secure the services of more of the midfielders and strikers who seem to be getting consistent returns. The clean sheets have started to come in thick and fast but there are so many budget defenders capable of attacking returns like Lamptey, Cresswell, Max Kilman (£4.3m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m), Stuart Dallas (£4.5m), Luke Ayling (£4.5m) – the list goes on. I have one mid/premium which is Chilwell who is widely backed as the next, or equivalent, TAA/Robbo.

Mini League Mate

Whats happening in the Scout Network?

El Statto

There were two new articles published this this week.

The first one highlighting the 26 players who furfill our own pre-set criteria (returns in at least three games/ a least one haul so far/ played at least 75% of the mins) Looking at what makes them good transfer options and then factoring in their fixtures.

The other article was by Jan Sienkiewicz, following their surprise defeat in Europe this week he takes a look at what is going on at Manchester United, whether the wheels are coming off the Ole-bus and whether his decisions are effecting the appeal of the Red Devils players as FPL assets.

FPL Family

Lee and Sam both had excellent Gameweek 8 results, although Sam spent Sunday evenings Live Stream regretting her decision to bench Ollie Watkins when he scored a brace while they were live!

Lee also appeared on last weeks Official FPL podcast in the build up to Gameweek 8, while you’ll be able to catch Sam on the FPL Show this week alongside Duncan Alexander.

Mini League Mate

Last week Mini League Mate had a special trial week for a select group of Fantasy Football Scout Members who received a Dossier for Gameweek 7 to enable them to try out the service Mini League Mate provides.

As a result many have FFS Members have subsequently subscribed to carry on recieving the Dossier moving forwards! The trial also provided Mini League Mate with some great feedback including lots of suggestions for how FFS Members would like to visualise their data – this is something that the guys at Mini League Mate will be looking into for the next few weeks and looking to deploy where possible.

FPL Poker Player

The usually weekly FPL Poker Tables blog was published this week ahead of the deadline for Gameweek 8. This blog reported on very encouraging results for the previous gameweek’s predictions, and highlighted the key points of interest regarding the upcoming GW5 scoreline predictions, clean sheet probabilities, expected goals and player points.

Exitingly spreadsheet sales for FPL Poker Player also went global with customers now from all around the world, including Indonesia, Slovenia, Malaysia, India, and Ireland. The development of a new sortable players expected points table was announced. As well as this, the betting arm spinoff account recorded a 25% Return On Investment in Gameweek 4, with three winning bets out of the four recommended to followers.

FPL BlackBox

On Wednesday ahead of the Gameweek 8 deadline Mark and Az hosted another episode of FPL BlackBox looking ahead to the game week and focused in on, amongst other things, the data surrounding the choice between Harry Kane and Heung-min Son for the Gameweek 8 captaincy.

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1,321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez
    Saiss chilwelll kwp
    Grealish son ziyech salah
    Dcl bamford kane

    Subs: steer dallas lamptey asm

    2ft, gonna sell son and saiss to cresswell and bruno(either capt him or grealish)

    What do you guys think?

    1. The Mighty Whites
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Sounds good!

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      looks good

  2. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Best Trent replacement?

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Cresswell

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Chilwell / Cancelo

    3. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Chilwell
      Cancelo
      Wham defender

      In that order for me

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        +1

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yup

      3. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Do you think Cancelo will carry on playing?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Well there is Zinchenko and Mendy is due to come back from injury after IB and Pep roulette. Make sure to have another defender to cover if he doesn't play.

        2. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Looks to be first choice now.
          Great going forward, will outscore Dias even if he misses 1 game in 3/4.
          A decent defender on the bench will make it easier to get him in.

  3. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Saiss back in next game? surely he dont sit on the bench all season.

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Hard to say. Somight as well get someone that will play.

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Depends if everyone comes back from IB free from COVID and injury. Not favoured by Nuno in both LCB and WB position so I would transfer him out.

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I wouldn't be surprised if he starts.........he's a low-priority transfer for me as I have 3 playing defenders

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        losing value fast though thats the thing

  4. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    RMWCT?

    Martinez Forster
    PvA Lamptey Justin Taylor Lewis
    Salah KdB Bruno Berge Soucek
    Werner Richarlison Watkins

    1.2 ITB

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      upgrade Berge/Soucek

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        To?

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Grealish

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Where’s Grealish

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I agree, team needs Grealish and Chilwell

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I'd agree with Grealish, not so sold on Chilwell.

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Defence looks solid with Mendy and his attacking runs towards the back post look great when Ziyech pings a cross in

      2. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Can either have Grealish or Bruno.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Richa to Antonio, Berge to Grealish. Problem solved

  5. Totti
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    who do u rather guys from aston villa?

    A) watkins
    B) grealish
    C) both

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B or C

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Both but prefer B

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Both but prioritise B if you can only have one

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 16 days ago

    KDB with 6 assists in the last 4 games, interesting.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Does include thrashings of Olympiacos and Marseille Tho, not saying he’s Not on form but wouldn’t be surprised if he blanked V spurs

  7. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    is Scott Dan nailed on?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Nailed to the crucifix

    2. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I think next week at least yes, but Cahill will probably come back into the starting line up eventually. At that point either Dann or Kouyate have to go. So I wouldn't say nailed. I read up on this yesterday as Dann would fit into my team nicely but this comment on the fan forum outs me off: https://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=282882

  8. Ali.h
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Best rashford replacement if he'd not be ready?
      No money ITB

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Grealish + Cash

        1. Ali.h
            3 months, 16 days ago

            In my team already!!

          • ivantys
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Prefer Targett to Cash!

          • King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Ziyech/Grealish.
            Hamez for a 3 week punt

          • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Grealish

        2. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Wildcard active:

          Mccarthy
          Cancelo, Targett, Coufal
          Salah, Bruno (C), Kdb, Grealish. Zaha
          Dcl, Antonio

          Button, Holding, Brewster, Dallas

          0.0 ITB

          Thoughts please, thanks

          Is Cancelo and Targett worth it over Chiwell and Lamptey?

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Cancelo out for Chilwell imo

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Will have to be Chiwell and Lamptey....

        3. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Ziyech vs Son is much harder for me than it's meant to be

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Son to Ziyech if you have Kane.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              That's the thing. I have Son, Kane, Ziyech and Chilwell

              Going Kane to DCL this week (locked in), Ziyech/Son to KDB next week

          2. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Son could easily outscore him this week.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah. Even when he blanks, he looks like he should have hauled

              It feels like Salah vs KDB. The most likely to score vs the most likely to rake in assists

              And if I keep both, I'd be going without one of my top 3: Bruno, Salah, KDB

              1. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Keep and see how Spurs do this week.
                Feel like Son will be involved if they score.
                If they look poor can move him out for City asset next week.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Spurs looked poor in GW1 and I made decisions based on that

                  Not sure how much info I can really gather from tough games. On the contrary, Ziyech will be having the third of his three easiest games in GW9. Deciding based on those can lead to a bias that gives me fewer points than I may have had between GWs 10 and 18

                  This is why it's not so easy for me

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    I bought Bruno after the poor Chelsea performance, for instance. For a hit

                    Expected Arsenal to fold over like they eventually did vs Villa, but it didn't happen and I got a Bruno blank. Then he did it vs Everton, who I also expected to fold over

                    Son vs Ziyech is very, very close for me

        4. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Coufal is suppose to be Zouma

        5. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Cancelo or PVA?

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            For me I went with PVA as I didn't want any Palace players but there are good arguments to have him

            1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              For me I went with Cancelo*

          2. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Cancelo with a decent defender on the bench to cover for occasional no shows

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Cancelo quite easily

          4. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Cancelo for me

        6. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Have Salah Sterling.
          Which one of these would you get in from gw 10?
          A. Vardy
          B. Bruno
          C. KDB

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            A

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 16 days ago

            C wins this comfortably for me.

          3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            B but be ready to jump on the double-up with KDB if City show some attacking form.

          4. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            C by far

          5. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Cheers all

        7. Uns95
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Current team set up, £1.2m ITB thinking of holding transfers and using 2 FT Gw 9:

          Kane, Fernandes > Vardy, Sterling

          McCarthy
          KWP Robertson Chilwell
          Fernandes Barkley Zaha Salah
          Kane DCL Watkins

          Steer Saiss Mendy Mitchell

          Thoughts?

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Not sure I'll do Bruno for Sterling.
            Other move looks good

        8. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Is Jimenez likely to drop again before the next GW deadline?

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 16 days ago

              I think he's safe for another drop, I'll move him on to Vardy after GW9

              1. Cometh The Aouar...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Thanks dude

          2. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            best 4.5m defender other than Targett?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Coufal

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                +1

                1. OBAMA
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  apart from coufal as well lol

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Wow. Ayling then

                  2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Ayling, maybe KWP or Lewis

                  3. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    KWP

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Salah with the highest xGI/90 in the game, penalties plus increased creative threat are making him an incredible asset. Mane at 4th (behind Under and Jahanbakhsh) with KDB at 5th, the latter of whom has incredible fixtures soon to come.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 16 days ago

              If Under and Jahakansjkabash have a higher xGI/90 than Mane it’s time to start questioning the statistic

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Not really, just means they've played very little and done well in that limited time. The per 90 part skews it, next time I should add a base limit for minutes.

            2. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Hopefully the City triple up ( KDB + Raz + Cancelo) helps in making up ground from gw 10.
              A good performance Vs spurs will convince me on the triple up.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Hoping the same and will employ that triple up. Time to bank on the fixture run of dreams.

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 16 days ago

              *of all midfielders, just remembered that part.

          4. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            best 4.5m defender other than Targett and Coufal?

            1. ivantys
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Has to be KWP

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  With those fixtures? Yuck

                  1. ivantys
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Wolves, Brighton, Sheffield, Arsenal all have problems scoring goals.

                      1. Klaren
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        Better than West Ham's next 4 for CS chances.

                        1. ivantys
                            3 months, 16 days ago

                            Well he already has Coufal and I won't double their defence.

                            1. Klaren
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 16 days ago

                              I'm saying Southampton's fixtures are better than West Ham's for CS potential so supporting your point that KWP could be a relatively good option

                              1. ivantys
                                  3 months, 16 days ago

                                  Oh yeah and I don't really trust the hammers defence either. They look like they'll concede 1 each game like palace.

                    • olidooley
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Taylor

                  2. Cometh The Aouar...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Hopefully Wilson to be fit for the next GW tough as the fixture looks!

                  3. Lord Flashheart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    is justin nailed?

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Not when Ricardo is back

                    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      only until all first team regulars. Probably still has a few games left until he is benched

                  4. Pulp Minion
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Which looks better going forward?

                    1) Chilwell + 4.5 def (KWP maybe)
                    2) Cancelo + Coufal

                    1. olidooley
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Coufal is 4.5....So your question is Chilwell vs Cancelo??

                      1. Pulp Minion
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        Sorry you're right - Chilwell should be Cresswell (wrong C*well) ** Doh **

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      1

                  5. Mackans
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Is it worth bringing in Fernandes just for this week for a hit? I’ll captain him in that case..

                    1. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      who you swapping out for?

                  6. OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Ask me anything that isn't a RMT go..

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Would you rather have Vardy or Bruno on a WC? Can't have both

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        Bruno

                  7. wulfranian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    What should i do with Trossard?I have 1.3 itb and i don't see many descent midfielders up to 7.3.If i downgrade though Son/Kane i can get Ziyech/Rodriguez.

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      One option could be to downgrade Trossard to 4.5mid bench fodder and use funds for 3rd striker

                      1. wulfranian
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        cheers.I have already a 4.5 midfielder and up front I have Werner/Dcl/Kane.

                        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 16 days ago

                          downgrade one of the strikers to Antonio/Bamford/Watkins and use the money to get a better Trossard replacement

                  8. SHOOTER MCGINN
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Son + Maupay to KDB + Antonio?

                    2M in the bank so have 0.1 wiggle room. Maupay dropping sometime but too soon to get in Antonio until the injury is clear. Kind of in denial about Bamford but suppose he's a safer choice.

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Watkins?

                      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        Done the double Villa keeper + Grealish thing, so unfortunately not an option.

                  9. olidooley
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Hey guys....How is this for a hit (-4)?
                    Just enough cash now...

                    TAA, Son, Foden -> Cancelo, Bruno, Ziyech

                    Leaves this:

                    McCarthy
                    Chilwell Cancelo Konsa
                    Salah Bruno Ziyech Grealish Soucek
                    Kane Werner

                    4.0 Taylor Mitchell Davis

                    A) Do it!!
                    B) Wait for Intl games and be priced out

                    *WC still intact

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      If you really want these players and don't want to constantly look at prices everyday then just do the moves.

                  10. tbhogal
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Who is best Saiss replacement guys??

                    1. olidooley
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Chilwell

                    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      depends on how much you have itb to spend....

                    3. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Chilwell, Creswell, Coufal or Cancelo depending on budget

                    4. DannyDrinkVodka
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Looks like Cancelo, if you can afford him.........

                  11. andres
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Will Kane punish the sellers?

                    1. olidooley
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Yep

                      1. andres
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 16 days ago

                        I am thinking to sell to upgrade mid..

                    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Only in GW9....

                  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Which of these defences would you prefer long term on WC?

                    A) McCarthy in goal, Play 1 of Coufal/KWP/Kilman every week
                    B) Martinez in goal, Play 1 of Lamptey/Coufal every week

                    1. olidooley
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      B

                    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      B

                  13. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Someone needs to make fantasy international football to fill in these breaks.

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Try ChampMan FPL