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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.

This week FPL Black Box will be live on Thursday evening – don’t forget to hit that subscribe button!

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1,321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Do we reckon the return of Lewis Dunk increases the appeal of Brighton defence and Lamptey in general?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nah, their way of playing won't allow many clean sheets

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        True

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Saiss to Cresswell worth -4?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      depends on the rest of your defence

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      yeah - any bench cover if Saiss doesn't play?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Defence is Zouma, Taylor, Mitchell and Lamptey

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          taylor and Lamptey is decent back up but I really want Cresswell now after re-watching the Fulham highlights

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not if you have a backup

  3. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed..
    Any city fans about? Is cancelo worth it long term I have him but wondering if hes worth keeping

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Being a City fan doesn't magically make me more knowledgeable than some of the guys on here but he looks worth it for now with his performances and excellent offensive stats. Don't expect him to be nailed with Mendy returning though

      1. FlyingWithoutIngs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No I know it doesn’t but you’d assumed most city fans who watch them week in week out and follow the general day to day news of the club would be knowledgeable.

        1. FlyingWithoutIngs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Assume *

      2. FlyingWithoutIngs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Appreciate the reply though

    2. djoker_nole
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not nailed. No City defender is nailed unless your name is Laporte

        1. FlyingWithoutIngs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I wanted Laporte just worry hes so injury prone

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Dias is close

          1. djoker_nole
              2 months, 14 days ago

              you just never know. Pep loves Garcia so he may start a run of games if Dias has some shockers in a row. Not the case with Laporte

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                I severely doubt that the chances of both happening tbh

      • joeleenus
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        About to wildcard. Who is your first name on the team sheet?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Salah

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Salah

          Who I don't have, ugh

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Grealish

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Button

          1. joeleenus
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Perfect

        5. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Grealish

        6. Il Capitano
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Salah

          • Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Bruno, 100%

            He has the same ppminute as Salah this season and is almost 2m cheaper. Pens, set pieces, goals, assists, team that wins pens

            Grealish is a shout but he plays for Villa. Son is fire but only has open play route to points

            Bruno is the dream and has been for 25 games now

          • joeleenus
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Thank you for your suggestions, unanimous. I have both already...

          • Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Salah

        7. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I think making sure you have 5 playing defenders is more important than it has ever been coming into this busy period of games. Defenders can sub in for attackers but not always the other way round.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Good advice

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            That's why I'm switching to 4 at back, allows an attacking player to sub in. Won't make much difference though 😀

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah I'm toying with a Chilwell/PVA/Cresswell/James backline and Justin as the 5th (who I've had a while).

          3. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Interesting point. Very relevant to my current transfer plans. Wonder what your thoughts are on this?

            My current team is:

            Martinez; Forster
            Robbo; Chilwell; Coufal; Lamptey; Mitchell
            Salah; Son; Grealish; Rodriguez; Soucek
            Kane; DCL; Watkins

            £1.0m ITB and 2 FT...

            Thinking to use one FT and save the other so that I have 2 FT for GW10, when I'll probably be looking to bring in City players.

            Was thinking just to upgrade Mitchell to a playing 4.4/4.5m defender (e.g. KWP, Taylor, Dallas/Ayling, etc). But other folks here have advised me that this would be a waste given that I already have 4 good playing defenders. They suggested downgrading Mitchell to a 3.9m defender to bank the money (=0.1m) for future transfers.

            Neither approach seems like a strong use of a transfer but I don't see any other major fires to put out. Saving a transfer for GW10 so that I can potentially do a mini-wildcard into the fixture swing seems like the best approach. So probably looking to do a house-keeping transfer this week.

            What do you reckon? Cheers!

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Can anyone help me out with this ^ please?

            2. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I'd just do Robbo to Kilman/Aying and wait till next GW to do a huge upgrade in Mid.

              1. Bojam
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                For real? Robbo out? That's not something I had considered for this GW. What makes you think that's the best move?

                1. abhirup780
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  CS are unpredictable this year and lots of 4.5 def are returning well. With big whole in Pool def Robbo will be forced to play more conservatively. He may at best get 1-2 assists over the next few GWs. I'd just play Chilwell, Lamptey, Coufal every GW. 3.0-3.5m saved can give a huge upgrade in Mid, likely KDB.

                  1. Bojam
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Fair play. Definitely worth considering. Thanks for that.

                    1. abhirup780
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      And I don't like Soucek as 8th attacker. He should either be 7th attacker or should not be there at all. It is very difficult to bench him. 8th attacker should either be Brewster or Bissouma.

                      1. Bojam
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Ah well, we'll have to disagree on that one. This season having a decent bench is especially valuable. Would much rather have a decent mid capable of regular goals/assists on the bench for 4.9m than any of the 4.4/4.5m options. And Brewster is a non-option for me given the wealth of choice at 6-6.5m.

                        1. abhirup780
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          That is a personal preference. In case of a last-minute injury, I'd be happy to have 2 safe points. Probability of a forced benching of 7th attacker and probability of getting a return from the 8th attacker at the same GW is very little at this point of the season. A playing Defender and 4.5 playing Mid is enough for me for an injury crisis. I don't even have that at the moment.

                          1. Bojam
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Yup, personal preference. I'm happy keeping him. And I'll eat the bench points from time to time. Might get lucky and get a 9 point return off the bench. Not going to happen with Riedewald or Bissouma, etc.

        8. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Which one would you have for next few gw's ??
          A. Vardy Rashford
          B. Son Bruno

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Would you prefer to*

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Leaning towards same Mate
              Thanks!

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Rashford is injured, no?

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Pretty sure that's a IB injury mate 😉

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Debatable

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Of course.

          4. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks buddy
              This is interesting
              I was expecting A to be popular 😮

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                If on WC, I would try to fit Vardy and Bruno though

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Not on WC yeah ...
                  Can get Vardy Bruno but at the expense of City defender plan in future

          5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks

          6. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ideally Vardy Bruno, with some downgrade elsewhere.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Definitely mate.
              Can do that but would have to let go plans to land City Defender (cancelo) around GW 11

          7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Another advantage with B imo is they are both long term holds for me, so if you keep them for the next few GW's then you can keep them long term

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Agree
              Son vs high lines ehh 😉

          8. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks !

          9. Voodoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            A

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ha.
              Thanks mate 🙂
              You like Vardy as an option over Son ?

          10. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

        9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          What is your team Sell Value? I mean the figure that you get on WC when you remove all your players and build a team from scratch

          Mine is just 101.1, wanna see is it really less?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            100.4

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              What is your team value? out of curiosity

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.8

                unnecessarily losing 0.1 every other week. Soucek, Rodriguez, Egan, Ramsdale etc

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Mine's 99.6 lol

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Ha!

          3. Il Capitano
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A measly 100.2m

            • Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.3 Sell v
                102.9 TV

              • The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.2

              • fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                100.4

              • tinear
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101
                tv 103

              • Voodoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                100.7

              • Black Knights
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.1 too, down from 102.9 value.

              • Buck The Trent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.3 on wc

              • W
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                102.0m

              • Third Eye Vision
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                102.1

              • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                101.4

            • Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Is Cancelo playing any international games?

            • The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              We won't know for sure if Cancelo is nailed until a fully fit Mendy is back to challenge for the position. Even then I still feel Pep will rotate high energy positions when possible to reduce injury.

              1. popcoin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                yeh I'm steering clear. Would rather Cresswell tbh

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Shouldn't be an issue as long as backup is ready.

            • fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I haven't taken a hit since the 2018/2019-season. I own TAA and Wilson and only have the cheapest non-playing players on my bench.

              Looking forward to the feeling of a -4 or -8 hit (I also have Jimenez who I would like to get rid of).

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Enjoy that dopamine hit, its gonna be a big one.

              2. popcoin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Kudos for the discipline. Enjoy

              3. djoker_nole
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  a man of culture

              4. popcoin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Justin, KWP or Coufal?

                Justin has possibly the 3 best fixtures any defender could ask for in 10,11 and 12 - but I need them to play in GW9.

                1. Voodoo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Coufal for fixtures and assists.

                  1. Bojam
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    This ^ I think. Although Southampton's defence has been pretty decent barring the Spurs aberration.

                2. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Wouldn't bring Justin in with Pereira & Castagne's returns looming, go Coufal & save the 0.3m

                    1. popcoin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      tbh it would just be for GWs 10-13. I'm fairly confident Pereira won't return to starting XI before then

                      1. Il Capitano
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          If you're happy bringing him in knowing he'll cost you a FT down the line then go for it, can outscore Coufal in the short term

                  • CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Wonder if LFC move to a full wingback model now, since they might need 3 CBs, Windy on the right WB, Robertson to the left, Matip, Nico, Lawrenson in the centre... this is one of those Champ Man comical moments where you don't actually have a squad of 60 including academy, and suddenly everyone is out...

                    1. Warbling Wendy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      No chance

                    2. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Drunk?

                    3. Wrong Captain Again
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Absolutely crazy, I’m not buying this

                  • Voodoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Would you rather have:

                    A) Chillwell, DCL & Kane
                    B) Lamptey, Vardy & Fernandes

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      B for fixtures

                      1. Voodoo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Is Kane not pretty much fixture proof though?

                        1. Bojam
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Yes on current form. Chilwell a much better option than Lamptey (I have both). DCL could keep pace with Vardy this season and Everton's next three fixtures are sweet. A for me.

                    2. Warbling Wendy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      B all day long

                      1. Voodoo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Cheers, it’s a close one though surely?

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Do you think DCL will score against Fulham?

                    1. Black Knights
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yes.

                    2. Rhodes your boat
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Don’t see why not, but truth is nobody knows..

                      1. Black Knights
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        We all know what we think.

                    3. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yes, with Richarlison back, you'd expect more attacking points

                    4. Warbling Wendy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yaw

                  • zinaks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    bench 1
                    grealish/bamford/jota

                    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Maybe Jota but a tough one

                    2. Bojam
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Bit early for this given how much can change over the IB (injuries, COVID, etc). Definitely not Grealish though. Probably Jota given that Bamford seems nailed and consistent. And Arsenal got taken apart by Villa last GW.

                    3. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      🙂 Bench your weakest player for the gw
                      Imo Grealish & Bamford play because they're nailed - Jota is hard to call. Seems to play every 2nd game with limited mins in-between. Played 90 v MCI last time out, but I'd have a hard time benching him - who else you got to bench?

                    4. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      You must have someone else surely . . . but absolutely Jota of that lot unless Klopp promises he's starting in a front three.

                    5. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Jota

                    6. Hint
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Bench Grealish?? Lol

                  • Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    is Robbo to Cancello worth a -4?

                    1. Warbling Wendy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Naw

                    2. Il Capitano
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        No

                      • Bojam
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Nah. For free maybe. With Gomez' injury, Liverpool's defence is likely to be even more suspect. But wait a week and reassess would be my advice. City will probably concede vs Spurs.

                      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Not sure if its worth it for free

                    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Martinez, (4.0)
                      Chilwell, Saiss, Mitchell, Justin, KWP
                      Salah, Son, Bruno, Zaha, Klich
                      Kane, DCL, Brewster

                      2FT, 0.6 itb, wildcard already used.

                      Is the following strategy for the coming weeks good to go or should I do things differently?

                      GW9 - Klich & Brewster out, Watkins (NEW) & Riedewald in
                      GW10 - Saiss & Kane out, Vardy (FUL) & Cancelo (BUR) in
                      GW11 - Son (ARS) & Bruno (whu) out, Ziyech (LEE) & KDB (FUL) in

                      Think this covers the weak points in the team.....only downside is that I'd go into GW9 with a weak defence.

                      Thoughts?

                      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I'd have to take a -4 hit on GWs 10 & 11

                      2. Bojam
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Planning is clearly important. But 4 planned transfers - in GWs 10 & 11 - for a combined -8 seems excessive to me. At this point no one has any clue how Spurs will perform vs City. Maybe Kane and Son rip it up? Then what? Bruno out for KDB in GW12 also depends on KDB finding form and you being sure that he will deliver better returns than Bruno in the following gameweeks.

                    4. Rinseboy
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Would you rather have for this week?
                      A - Robbo and Son
                      B - Cresswell and Bruno for a -4?

                      1. Bojam
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Robbo and Son. 100%

                        1. Rinseboy
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          cheers Bojam

                          1. Bojam
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            No worries. Just think the -4 is too much. Utd/Fernandes may struggle vs West Brom's low block. Son could score vs City - his record against them is good. And will Cresswell outscore Robbo?

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Totally agree.

                      2. popcoin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        B

                      3. Black Knights
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        B

                      4. Warbling Wendy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A

                      5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A

                    5. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Didnt know that Bruno EO is < 10%

                      1. Warbling Wendy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Yep he is ballin' at a small house party, no club madness

                    6. Olson
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Would you rather:

                      A) Bruno dives and is appealing for a penalty (successfully no doubt). As he is whining away being the scrawny Ralf Little-alike wasteyman that he is a bird swoops down and craps in his mouth. VAR is employed and it disallows the penalty and also establishes that it is the VERY SAME BIRD that crapped in Ashley Young's mouth. Bruno tries to assault the bird and is given a straight red 3 game ban for violent conduct as the bird is a protected species. He cries as he trudges off. You don't own Bruno, everyone in your mini league does

                      B) Jesus is involved in a heavy collision that knocks his eyebrows clean off his face. KdB picks them up and sticks them back on upside-down, which turns out to look miles more sensible. In the ensuing spot kick KdB strikes the ball so fiercely that it rips through the net and hits mourinho who is inexplicably and conveniently for this scenario just behind the goal. The ball vaporises as it strikes mourinho between the legs and kds rises into the sky firing off diamonds and glitter from his fingers. The next day all the papers back pages are Mourinho with a big wet patch between his legs. You own KdB

                      1. Must.Go.Faster.
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          C) Have what you are having.

                        • Must.Go.Faster.
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Fun read though

                          • Nice to Finally Michu
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            A

                          • Twisted Saltergater
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            B

                          • fc_skrald
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Ha, I would love to see both! A as it is the most realistic scenario...

                        • ‘Tis the Season
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Gomez being out, who’s the Liverpool back line?

                          1. Mackans
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Milner/Neco - Matip - Fabinho - Robbo

                            1. ‘Tis the Season
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Thanks

                            2. Bojam
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Fabinho confirmed back after the IB?

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Babb Scales and Jones

                          3. Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            We don't even know what the injury is yet do we?

                        • dshv
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Mccarthy
                          Chilwell justin lamptey taylor mitchell
                          Son salah bruno sterling soucek
                          Watkins dcl davis

                          1.8 itb .. 1fT

                          Son to ziyech
                          Ehat i have to do with Soucek
                          Somehow to bring city defence

                          Tell ??

                        • Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          How many hits have you taken so far this year

                          I’m already on 4

                          1. Mackans
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            0-1

                          2. Olson
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            7

                            What I usually do is take the game seriously and chase rank and do pretty well, then get bored by about Christmas and tear it up and burn it down for the dopamine every week.

                            For some reason I did it the other way round this year.

                            Standard for 2020

                            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              11

                          3. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            3

                          4. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            0, trying something new this year. I actually enjoy it more so far which is surprising but makes some sense. Theres a lot more opportunities for rage when taking a hit is considered a valid approach each week - the hit doesnt pay off, players you take a hit to remove haul, a hit you could have taken but didnt would have paid off massively etc etc.

                            Contrary when all I do each week is "try to make most sensible long term transfer without taking hits", theres really not that much that can go horribly wrong.

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yeah, I certainly don’t enjoy taking them or get a hit from it, actually makes me feel depressed thinking I’m already -4 for the week

                              1. Bojam
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                I always take too many. Trying to be more restrained this season. So far I've taken 4 (-16) but one of those for a -8 in GW5 really paid off and I haven't needed to since. Definitely not adverse to hits but I need to be more strategic and patient. The -8 in GW5 was when I had 2FTs already so made 4 changes that all significantly improved the team and helped me climb the ranks and build TV.

                          5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            7

                        • Mackans
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Worth bringing in Fernandes (C) just for this week instead of Son for a hit?

                          1. Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Personally I'd say no, certainly not for a hit. WBA will sit back and not give United any space, that usually doesn't suit their one style of play.

                            1. Bojam
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Agree with this ^. I'd say surely not worth it for a hit.

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Not for a hit

                          3. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            not if by "just for this week" you mean you are removing him the next week

                        • Reeker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Martinez
                          Robertson - Semedo - Lamptey
                          Salah - Son - Rodriguez - Zaha - Grealish
                          Kane - DCL
                          (Peacock-Farrell) (Dallas, Brewster, Mitchell)

                          2 FT 0.1 ITB

                          Thinking Kane + Son to De Bruyne and Martial (basically for West Brom game)

                          or Kane + Son to De Bruyne and Watkins which gives me a clear pathway to Semedo -> Chilwell

                          1. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            B if any, however I do think spurs will win that game 1-0 or 2-1

                            1. Bojam
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yeah - don't see City keeping a clean sheet and its likely that one or both of Kane & Son deliver. Definitely risky. Also KDB hasn't shown much yet this season. Wait and see for me.

                        • Horlicks esq.
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Anybody care to nominate the Liverpool back line moving forward?

                          Robbo Matip ? ? Neco?

                          1. Il Capitano
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Robbo Matip Fabinho Neco/Milner I guess

                              1. Horlicks esq.
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Milner surely too old to start all the games. That 4m liv defence is tempting

                                1. Il Capitano
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Yeah, Neco probably gets the lion's share of the minutes between the two

                            • Olson
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Would you rather

                              A) You go fishing with Ederson. He kicks the fishing weight out so far that you catch a world record stingray and you and Ederson are on the front page of 'Sea Angler' with your catch

                              B) Charlie Austin takes you for a curry but halfway through he chokes on a goat bone. You perform the hemlich maneuver and save his life. In the next game he scores a perfect hatrick and celebrates with a team reenactment of your saving his life

                              1. Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                A

                              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                B easily

                            • JURGENAUT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              How do I fit in City in my squad for GW10? I'm stuck 🙁

                              McCarthy
                              Chilwell / Justin / Lamptey
                              Salah / Fernandes / Grealish / Zaha
                              Kane / Werner / DCL

                              Forster / Kilman / Mitchell / Stephens

                              0.0ITB.

                              There's nobody I want to take out, not even Zaha for the next 3 🙁

                              1. Horlicks esq.
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Just Werner to Jesus is your only move.

                                But it’s like for like with Werner in better form

                                1. JURGENAUT
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Yeah and Werner has penalties too. Every combination I try to bring a City player results in a massive downgrade elsewhere, not sure what my plan will be

                                  1. Horlicks esq.
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Roll it then bro

                              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                If you're happy with your team, don't..
                                Can't have them all.

                                1. Bojam
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  This ^. And if City continue to underwhelm then you might win big since so many other people will have been ditching good assets just to get on the City bandwagon!

                            • Horlicks esq.
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Free hit team gtg?

                              Martinez

                              Cancelo chilwell Kilman

                              Fernandes grealish son ziyech

                              Kane Werner Watkins

                              1. Horlicks esq.
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                For context. I had 2FT and I stupidly brought in Pulisic (under the influence) so had to FH to save the -8 mistake I had made. The shame

                                1. Olson
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Good lad. Proper balls up. That's how I spent my FH this year. You'll never forget these great days

                                  1. Horlicks esq.
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    I was sure it said Ziyech. It didn’t. I shouted at the dog. He knows now.

                                    1. Horlicks esq.
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      11 years a player. 11 years a boob

                                    2. Olson
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Laughing

                                      Imagine your face. Pulisic... Puli-what???

                                      No, no, log out. Log back in.

                                      HE'S STILL THERE

                                      email FPL towers I've been FPL burgled I demand an investigation

                                      Wife replays Security cam in the corner of the room of you staggering across the room with s bottle of buckfast, sitting down, loading up FPL smacking the palms of your hands together

                              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                what is you normal team ?

                                1. Horlicks esq.
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Not as good. The change has been made so it doesn’t matter anymore. I flumped up big time

                                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    I would base the team around Everton, Utd, Chelsea & Arsenal with a few others thrown in

                              3. Olson
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Vardy is making up the coke floats as we speak

                              4. Bojam
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                How come you're free hitting this week out of interest?

                                Seems strange to back Spurs attack versus City so strongly (with Kane & Son) and also include a City defender. Reckon you can play the fixtures this week (in isolation - cos it's a free hit) better than this.

                                1. Horlicks esq.
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  I agree. You think move Kane or son out? And go where. It’s a bad week to FH. I’m an idiot.

                                  1. Bojam
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Unlucky mate - I screwed my FT up last season in similar circumstances. TBH, not sure what I suggest. Can see Spurs scoring so maybe lose Cancelo. If you decide to lose one of the Spurs attackers, I'd say Son probably just cos Kane is more consistent and has pens. But Son has a good record against City so that might be the wrong call. Maybe go big with Utd players given the opposition, though I'm not convinced that West Brom are the kind of team Utd roll over. Or consider Salah/Mane cos they deliver so often and the opposition doesn't really matter.

                              5. Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Not a single Everton player against Fulham? I would 100% have Digne instead of Cancelo. Double Spurs against City seems pointless. Rodriguez, DCL, Richarlison are all excellent shouts, Fulham are dreadful. I would also gamble on Telles against West Brom.

                                1. Bojam
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Oh yeah this ^^. Forgot Everton were playing Fulham. Any of those three could haul.

                              6. g40steve
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Waste of FH, going to lose more than 8 points when others FH?

                                1. Olson
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Na, it doesn't have to be that bad at all. If he has a good week free hitting then the loss (bound to be a bit of a loss) doesn't have to be all that much

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Using his FH to rectify a -8 over IB, when some on here take a -8 just for laughs?
                                    Not as though he is top 10k.

                                    1. Bojam
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Done now though right? Can it be deactivated? If it can then I probably agree - save it for later and ride the -8.

                            • MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Wildcard squad - any thoughts appreciated!

                              Martinez - McCarthy

                              Robertson - Chilwell - Cancelo - Justin - Lamptey

                              Salah - KDB - Rodriguez - Podence - Soucek

                              Kane - Watkins - Brewster

                              1. g40steve
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Not a fan of 2x cheap keepers.
                                Podence, Brewster & Soucek seems like trouble waiting to happen?
                                Like 5 defenders but that sucks up the budget, elsewhere.

                                1. Bojam
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Why is Soucek trouble? He costs 4.9m and based on last seasons stats averages about a goal every 4 games. Thats 9-10 goals a season. He's already scored once in 8 games - and those fixtures have been tough. And he can get the odd assist and he picks up a point every time West Ham keep a clean sheet (quite often this season). Name a better alternative in the sub 5m category....

                              2. Hint
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                No Grealish is an error

                                1. Joker91
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Agreed. Can't fathom a WC without Grealish in.
                                  Also don't think 7.1m in Robbo is the best use of funds, and bin Mccarthy for funds - when would you play him over the next 7 GW?

                              3. jamie1972
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Would avoid Liverpool defence altogether

                              4. Il Capitano
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Martinez to 4.0, Robbo to Kilman, one of Justin/Lamptey to Coufal/Targett, Podence to Grealish, Brewster to Bamford? Play 343 rotating Justin/Lamptey & Coufal/Targett. Does that work?

                                • Hotdogs for Tea
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Meslier - McCarthy

                                  Mings - Chilwell - Dias - Justin - Lamptey

                                  Salah - Fernandez - Rodriguez - Grealish - Soucek

                                  DCL - Bamford - Antonio