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The key underlying statistics from the last four matches ahead of FPL Gameweek 9

Following the drama of 2020/21’s first eight Gameweeks, Fantasy Premier League managers finally have some emerging trends and patterns to inform our decisions moving forward.

With fixture swings occurring soon, what does the data tell us to do with our Spurs assets for Gameweek 9? Which defences are worth investing in and which fixtures are now favourable for potential captains?

We have taken a deep dive into the numbers from Gameweeks 5 to 8 to find the answers to these questions.

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  1. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Midfield: Soucek Salah Son Bruno Sterling

    Son to zyiech
    Soucek to grealish or keep him

    Watkins in my team also

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What formation are you playing?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If playing 3-5-2 then get Greal too

  2. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    McCarthy Button
    Chillwell James Ayling CTaylor Mitchell
    Mane Bruno Son Soucek Bissouma
    DCL Kane Bamford
    1ft 1.7itb

    Plan is:
    GW9 - Son to Grealish
    GW10 - Kane and Bissouma - KDB and Watkins/Antonio

    Look ok?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Looks good. Until Kane score a brace against city

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hmm, bruno might have to go for KDB then. But we'll see

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Why Mane not Salah?

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Picked him early, prefer him as a player. May be proved wrong but dont know if I want to waste a transfer on that sideways move. Maybe when I wildcard

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Better player but salah better in FPL. Stating the obvious here

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Yep true. Like I say, when I wildcard might swap or even double up

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      More than ok

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Looks good.

  3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What makes people think that Bruno gonna haul vs wba? I thought he's better away from OT. Plus wba did tremendous defending against Spurs the other day

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      And Spurs' played terrible. Hard to say really. One minute I want to bring him in. The next I don't. At least I got time to tinker

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yep.. imagine I can do Barkley to Bruno straight swap but still not feeling it. Time is on our side but still I'd rather KDB

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Agreed.
      I can just imagine Maguire and Lindelof running into each other and falling in a heap as Robinson puts a shot through DDG's legs while at the other end Johnstone makes double figure numbers of saves and stops a pen.

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I like you.

        Yeah Bilic is wise man.

    3. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I agree entirely, although people here sometimes really do jump after one good performance from a player. I've had him since the start but before last week considered getting rid after WBA and still am. He seems to have always preferred playing away in the PL but regardless MU are all over the place from week to week so you can't really rely on him, and their fixtures aren't exactly stellar. If they pick up form he's an easy set and forget but because they're not reliable right now I can't see the rush. Then again Bellerin was the next "essential" last week, wonder how that's gone down now.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yep.. I think people are blinded by his haul last week. United is still a mess

      • waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Had him for a while. Happy to have for the wba game but not sure I'll captain him

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I might be wrong but think he will struggle vs WBA

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I dont think hes going to haul but I think he seems likke a season keeper, might as well bring him in now as they're facing one of the worst teams in the league

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          WBA imo will continue to improve defensively.. bad timing for Bruno although he's definitely a good call for season keeper

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I have Bruno but will captain Richa

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes.. another richa enthusiast! 😀

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not captaining but this is a different team to last season/early season- no Pogba Matic, Bruno can spend the whole game CAM as he did Vs Everton

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Could be. But not sure if non owners should target him when KDB is more viable with fixtures to come

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Dunno bout his stats, but he scored double digits from GW3 onwards,
        except against Tottenham (45mins played), Chelsea & Arsenal (defensively solid from what I read at that point)

        That's scary

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So he'd struggle against teams playing deep.. not good enough eh

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Bilic is a tough one as well, feels like sometimes his teams just get battered out of nowhere

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Don't quite get the "as Chelsea’s fixtures improve" part of the Ziyech comments.

      I wouldn't say new/TOT/LEE/eve is much of an improvement on SOU/mun/bur/SHU and their fixtures are worse again beyond that, ranked 2nd worst for attack over the next 10gws.

      There are a lot of reasons to like Ziyech but fixtures isn't really one of them.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        True, but Newc and Leeds hardly watertight and Chelsea playing so well.

      2. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I agree with your point, but at 8 million and Chelsea being the first big team to actually click, I think tougher opponents will be looking to score and won't be parking a bus. I'll definitely be playing him every week but just not Captaining him for the harder matches.

      3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Problem with Chelsea is that I can see points are going to be shared by the attackers. Plus they are not going to score 4 goals every GW.

        People tend to forget that.

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not to mention Chelsea seem to be more defensive orientated recently... the tougher fixtures will not help their cause.

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Blame Lampard for this

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hamez or Ziyech for Son? Ziyech looks slightly the better pick but hard to ignore Hamez fixtures while Chelsea fix look half good.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ziyech looks to be a set and forget option which is always nice.

      2. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I think Ziyech first. Hamez played poorly in the last game so I'd wait until he shows some form. That being said, Fullham are probably more obliging than Newcastle...

        There are some other benefits to Hamez too - he's more nailed in that team, whereas Chelsea have plenty of midfield options - not that I don't think Ziyech will mostly play when fit - it's just that we shouldn't be surprised to see rotation and rest for CL games.

      3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Z for being sensible, H for the fun of FPL. Look at his immediate fixtures

      4. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Can add that I have Werner but not DCL.

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Can't remove Hamez with his next 3 fixtures

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I don't have Hamez right now...

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            silly me... I prefer Grealish over both if you don't have him already?

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Have Grealish already

    6. Il Capitano
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thoughts on the following? Got an awkward sum itb with no super clear moves. Will want enough left itb for Zouma to City def GW10.

        1FT 1.6m ITB WC available

        McCarthy (Button)
        Chilwell Zouma Taylor (Justin Mitchell)
        Salah Son Sterling ASM (Bissouma)
        Werner DCL Watkins

        ASM is the biggest issue with the above IMO, but no mid up to 6.9m really interests me (Jota? Bowen? Barkley?) Too risky to go Spursless with Son to Bruno (C)?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Traditionally a trap and I see you have Watkins, but Barkley could be the answer.
          In your position I'd hold Son for this week.

          1. Il Capitano
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah, the cheapo Villa double up is looking quite tempting with those fixtures

          2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I have Barkley. And Soucek.

          3. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Is son and ASM to ziyech and Grealish -4 an option?

            1. Il Capitano
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Not possible I'm afraid, tripled up on Chelsea already

          4. sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Liverpool confirm Gomez will be out for a "significant part" of this season.

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Dropping like flies.

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Looks like Klopp's deal with the devil has reached the payback phase.

            3. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Think I'll have to do away with Robbo now.

            4. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              People keep calling players "season keepers" but more often then not get rid of them after one or two bad game weeks...

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Often the only season keepers are the keepers

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Lol, true.

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Good spot Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc. How did I never realise.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Still got it, *adjusts it

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      **adjusts tie

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                To my mind, "season keeper" means decent value so they tend to last a little longer than "essential" options.

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                @ the clowns calling Son a season keeper 2 weeks ago

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Looks like Ziyech is the new season keeper, Bruno as well for the 2nd time this season.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Too soon to be calling Ziyech a season keeper after 2 weeks, I'm on WC and going without him so we'll see

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      never too soon for the clowns though but

                    2. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I'm not calling him that, just observing the collective.

            5. Sous Chef
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Rate my WC team - may wait till next week and see how Spurs do.

              Martinez Forster
              Cancelo Chilwell Justin Coufal Kilman
              Salah KDB Grealish Bruno Soucek
              DCL Bamford Watkins

              0.2 ITB

              Players going are Steer, Mitchell, Son, Biss, Kane

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Lovely stuff. Maybe Justin to KWP?

            6. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Gomez out for season. Nat Phillips is now essential.

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Bye bye Robbo

              2. LosBlancos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                It will be Milner - Matip - Fabinho - Robertson most likely though

            7. Bielsa Murderball
                2 months, 13 days ago

                If you could pick only 2, which 2 would you keep long-term from these 3?
                A) Grealish
                B) Ziyech
                C) DCL

                1. Tshelby
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A and B

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A and B

                3. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A and c

                4. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Abs

              • Tshelby
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thoughts on my current WC draft?

                Martinez
                Konsa, Coufal, Chilwell, Cancelo, KWP
                Ziyech, Salah, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
                DCL, Bamford, Jesus

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Benching nightmare.

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Sort of agree, move a def down to 4.0 or Soucek to 4.4

                    1. Tshelby
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Wouldn't it be silly to get a non player in on wc? Agree on the benching nightmare but don't really mind it.. Covid times could be handy

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Get a playing guy then, some 4.4 mids

                        1. Tshelby
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          And do what with the spare cash? Bank it? Have no problem with benching Soucek every week.

                          1. dbeck
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Yeah bank it

                            1. Tshelby
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Cheers could also try to fit in KdB instead of Jesus and downgrade Chillwel en Cancelo. Would be less of a nightmare

                  2. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    That's good!

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Almost picked that too well.
                  Jebus could be gold.

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  your bench is too good for my liking. Konsa to 3.9. Soucek to 4.5

                  1. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    And do what with the spare cash? Just bank it? Don't really understand why I would get a non playing player in covid times

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      covid or not, when would you realistically need to call upon all 3 bench players? Would be very surprised.

                      Those funds would defintely be of good use 2-3 weeks down the line when you are just short of an upgrade

                      1. Tshelby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Mmm yeah I get your point. Will look into it but don't think my bench nightmare will be between 3 players every week?
                        Jesus is not staying in my team so could get some funds there if needed

                4. JURGENAUT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  You need to fit in KDB/Sterling somehow

                  1. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Possible if I do Jesus to Brewster and downgrade Chillwel and Cancelo to fit in Soucek -> KdB but don't know if I want that? A lot of downgrade than

                5. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Aguero looming. Would be wary of bringing in Jesus

                  1. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    True I'm going to watch the Aguero news closely and maybe change Jesus if needed.

              • dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Who is my priority to get

                A) Ziyech (I have Werner)
                B) Bruno
                C) KDB (I have sterling so it would be a double up)

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Prob Bruno cause of Timo and Raheem.
                  Is coverage still a thing this week?

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Coverage has never been a thing

                    1. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Coverage picks are a no no, I want the guy who scores the most points

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        In the ideal world I'd rather have A, B and C.
                        I'd say Werner and Sterling were the coverage options.

                2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  C

              • focaccia
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thoughts on this WC first draft?

                Martinez

                Chilwell - Targett - Justin

                Bruno - KDB - Salah - Grealish

                Werner - Bamford - Watkins

                subs: Soucek - Walker Peters - 3.9

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  On a WC I'd downgrade Werner to get Ziyech or go Chilwell, Cresswell, Cancwello defence.

                  1. focaccia
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks man - how does this look:

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo / Chilwell / Cresswell
                    Ziyech / Grealish / Salah / KDB / Fernandes
                    Bamford / Watkins

                    subs: Targett / Brewster

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      A thing of beauty

                      1. focaccia
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Woops 4 villa players - KWP in for Targett?

                        1. focaccia
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Also cheers for the help - I'm liking the look of it I must say!

              • Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Don't really want a template WC but what are the thoughts for this WC draft??

                Mccarthy Forster
                Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey Coufal Phillips
                Salah KDB Bruno Grealish 4.5
                Richa DCL Watkins

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Love to Rich and DCL double up

                  Also I’m looking at a city def double up

                2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Rich and DCL here too, most probably.

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  basically FFS template lol 😉

              • Taff
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                The Gomez news is the final nail in Robbo’s coffin for me. Probably should have pulled the trigger already. Am looking to downgrade to fund a move for KDB. Others defenders are: Chillwell, Coufal, Lamptey and Mitchell.

                Who would you bring in?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Cancelo.

                2. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  City defender Cancelo/Dias or Targett

                  1. Taff
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Am nervous about Cancelo’s minutes and have Martinez in goal and wouldn’t want to double up on Villa defenders

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      ... It makes no difference.

                      If Targett is the best defender option at 4.5m - which he is, get him... Only reason not to put Targett is if you want double Villa attack in Grealish + Watkins.

                3. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I'm going for KWP, I still can see them conceding against a good team that can exploit the high line but they've looked a lot better defensively lately.

                4. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  How does these transfer plans look?

                  GW9 - Son to Bruno
                  GW10 - Kane and Bissouma to KDB and Watkins

                  3.5itb 1ft
                  Martinez
                  Chilwell Taylor Ayling Cancelo
                  Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
                  DCL Kane
                  (Peacock Justin Bissouma Vassilev)

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Moving away from 4 at the back will do you good

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      This. 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 is the way

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Hope you saw my 10k rank mate

                    2. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      No brainer

                    3. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Would you prioritise Vassilev to Watkin move over Son to Bruno for GW9?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        or do both moves for -4

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          no I wouldn't hit personally

                      2. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Your defenders don't have the best fixtures so yeah I think I would unless you plan on captaining Bruno.

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Cheers

                5. mikess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Martinez, 4.0
                  Robertson, Saiss, Kilman, Micthell, Dunne
                  Salah, Mane, Son, Barkley, Lookman
                  Kane, Jimenez, Brewster

                  No wildcard, 1ft and nothing in the bank.

                  My team is on it's ass. Arguably 2 or 3 might make into the current wildcard team. Miles behind on the likes of Ziyech, Chilwell, Grealish etc I'm going to have to hope the likes of Mane and Jimenez up their game and they turn into the next bandwagon. Roberton needs to go but at least he will start next week so Saiss out is priority.

                  Thinking Kane > DCL and Saiss > Chilwell - 4

                  Suggestions welcome!

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Nice to see a fellow lookman owner, I feel your pain

                    1. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Gotta stick for this game. Point to prove after the paneka and against old club

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I was thinking of benching as can bring Watkins in for Brewster. So I can bench lookman every week

                        1. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Could work spot on that

                      2. BenDavies
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        if he even plays lol

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Just focus on plugging holes.

                    Saiss > James this week. Next week take a hit to bring in KdB and all of a sudden your team doesn't look that bad.

                    GW9 - Saiss > James
                    GW10 - Jimi + Son > KdB + Watkins/Bamford and you're on track. You also wield some nice differentials in Mane, Barkley and Lookman.

                    1. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I owned James a few weeks back. Think he'll be benched occasionally for certain. Going to go for as nailed on as i can get

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Your call. I think he's worth the risk. The number and quality of crosses he puts in is very high. Has also started 3 in a row. More if you count Champions League. The price difference of 1.0m is significant.

                        I think Chilwell only slightly less likely to be rested. They can play Emerson or even swap Azpi to LB occasionally.

                        1. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          True. James suspended for England too should be fresh enough after internationals

                  3. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    That defence is hard to look at... would fix that first so you can actually field out 3 defenders.
                    Son + Dunne --> Grealish + Chilwell maybe?

                    1. mikess
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Short on that but i like it. Max 5.8 defender

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Does getting rid of Mitchell instead work?

                        1. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Same unfortunately. Saiss obviously does

                  4. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I don't think Robbo should be your priority. Other fires to put out. I like the transfers you are suggesting. Then get in KDB for Son next

                  5. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Cheers guys. Great advice

                    Tempting to take a hit on defence and then i can set and forget and focus elsewhere

                6. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Need a fresh set of eyes on my team. Did TAA to Robbo. Might get burned as it rules out getting Cancelo. Great TV / SV though.

                  Martinez
                  Robertson Chilwell Lamptey
                  Salah Son* Ziyech Grealish
                  Kane* DCL Maupay*
                  ____
                  Forster; Saiss* Stephens 3.9

                  1.0 itb
                  *Players I am considering getting rid of

                  Any suggestions that I should take into consideration?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Think you have been unlucky with JoGo injury too then.
                    Think Maupay and Saiss need to be take round the back of the barn with a shotgun at some point.
                    Keep one Spur moving forward.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Yeah. Looking at Maupay to Watkins. Will free up some cash as well. Prolly gonna take a hit. It is inevitable. Either Son to Bruno or Saiss to Lewis/Kilman

                  2. mikess
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Sound for this week i feel

                7. DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  For those keeping only one Spur for their difficult fixture run, what is the logic in choosing the more expensive Kane?

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    There's no logic in keeping any

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Penalties, easy to shift to Aguero (when fit), Vardy and Werner

                  3. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    penalties and reliable

                  4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    The beard for me.
                    Performs home and away against all types of opposition.
                    Pens.
                    Son to Bruno or KDB an easier swap.

                  5. RocketMan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    He's a goal machine.. Spurs goal man... main target... World cup golden boot.... Spurs will score 'some' goals... Im keeping Kane... Selling son to James (all part of the master plan switching to a 3-4-3)

                  6. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Kane keeping, Son is the difficult one. Fixtures aside he’s such great value at 9.0-9.5

                8. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Interesting that Trent flag has been updated to 50% chance and not red, hmm

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Why is that interesting?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I had assumed it would change to a straight red, just makes me wonder if there is a chance he could play vs Leicester?

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Dont think he will. Even if he does, it will effectively cost you 0.1 SV maybe even 0.2

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Yup, intention is definitely to sell, but want to wait as long as possible.

                          I’m still stung by the Son saga when I missed his 18 points against United because he was ‘injured’

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            We all are. Lol. At least your rank is great.

                9. RocketMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Fabinho + Matip centre back pairing....

                  Sounds bloody good to me...

                  Might get Robbo in!

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Enjoy your 2 pointers then

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Well the fixtures would say they still have a great chance of clean sheets. Fabinho is underrated. He can play CB imo.

                      1. RocketMan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        This is my thought exactly... its not completely doom and gloom... best keeper in the world there to!! + Milner wont be as likely to charge forward like Trent if he is there..... Pukki, it wont be just 2 pointers!!

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      2 pointers are hauls this season

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I'd prefer Fabinho at CB if he had Fabinho in front of him! Maybe not a bad combo but TAA will have to defend better for them to bank some cleansheets. At least with Allison back they have some leadership at the back.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thiago is great defensively. Same with Henderson.

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Better defensive mids than Fabinho?

                        1. FC Hakkebøf
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Nope. But CS still likely with Thiago and Fab back in the team

                          1. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Hopefully. A lapsed Pool supporter at this stage and no Pool defenders. Van Dijk a big loss but if he was fit and Allison out and Adrian in it would be much worse.

                      2. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I agree

                  3. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Problem is for how long?

                10. Tsssst
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Worth getting Nathaniel Phillips in now @ 4.0?

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    nope

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Nope. Nobody knows how Pool will lineup and TAA might only be out for a few games

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Phillips is a CB so more of a cover option for Gomez, think you are confusing him with Neco Williams who plays full back

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I don't. Fabinho can play RB as well which would open a spot for Phillips. My point is that we don't know how Pool will lineup and as TAA might only be out for a few gameweeks, taking a punt on any cheap Liverpool defender is risky

                        1. jesus jesus
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          But if you're on wildcard there are no 4.0 defenders - has phillips got a chane or just stick wiyh 3.9 fodder and keep 0.1 in bank ??

                  3. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Wait and see how LIV will line-up

                11. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez has had successful surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee and that he has no ligament damage.

                12. JURGENAUT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  How much emphasis are people putting on their bench for the upcoming festive period? I currently have 1 playing asset on the bench, feel like I need 2 at least.

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I currently have 0. Would like at least 1 lol

                13. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Hello all. A bit lost on what to do here with a few different directions I could go. 1FT 1.6 ITB. Robbo, Saiss, Podence, Davis (to enable a 3rd Villain), one of Son/Kane all could be on the chopping block this week

                  Martinez (Steer)
                  Robbo Coufal Lamptey (Saiss Mitchell)
                  Salah Son Ziyech JRodriguez Podence
                  Kane DCL (Davis)

                  Was thinking of either:
                  A) Son to Bruno (maybe Robbo to Chilwell hit too)
                  B) Kane Podence Robbo/Saiss —> Antonio/Bamf/Watkins Bruno Chilwell (-8)
                  But open to suggestions 🙂

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    May as well see how many flies fall before the GW.
                    No Grealish could be an issue but unless you want 3 up front, hard to sort.

                    1. Top Lad Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Could point yeah, could have some injury/COVID enforced moves. Thankfully have enough ITB that price changes shouldn’t really lock me out and I can wait.

                      No Grealish has been annoying me yeah, but as you say difficult to fix. Easiest way I see without 3 up top would be Brewster in for Davis and then Hamez or someone to Grealish, but then that’s an extra 2 moves that aren’t even at the top of my list (see above) rn

                  2. Jordan.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    davis to watkins,bench podence ,then look again gw10

                14. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Pool buying Lovren back?

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Plus 10 million for them.

                  2. Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    They need him tbh. Heard they were considering writing to the FA & Fifa to allow them sign players due to the injuries... maybe just rumor

                15. Jordan.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  think its time for trent,robbo and salah to go ,liverpool look in disarray through injuries,chances now if milner plays salah is off penalties,finger poised on w/c

                  martinez/mcarthy
                  bernardo /van aanholt/coleman/dias/chilwell
                  son/de bruyne/bruno/ziyech/zaha
                  bamford/richarlison/watkins

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Not sure on Coleman. Who’s Bernardo? Also just get a set and forget keeper.

                    Midfield looks peng, tho not sure on Zaha really.

                    1. Jordan.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      brighton cheapie,yeah i might go grealish/adams ,happy with 2 goalies only cost 9.0 ,i think a strong squad is essential,fecking virus spoiling everything,cheers TLD

                      1. Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        No bother. I like Grealish Adams better I think yeah.

                        Help above?

                16. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  People are really thinking that because Fernandes plays at home he wil blank lmao ?

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I mean he could blank. WBA made it difficult for Spurs.

                    Not just cos he’s at home though that’s not really a reason

                  2. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Ah no, surely he'll have to go to the pitch? That's taking working from home a bit too far.

                17. Zladan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  So which of Phillips NWilliams RWilliams gets more minutes over the next few weeks and months?

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    None of them gone be nailed on enough to be considered.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      This

                  2. Gregor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Avoid.