Suspensions

The Suspension Tightrope: Which FPL players are nearing a one-match ban?

Those who keep an eye on the Suspension Tightrope widget on our homepage will be aware that the yellow cards are steadily racking up for several Premier League players.

The respite provided by the final international break of 2020 seems like a good time to take stock of the disciplinary situation around the top flight.

The yellow card amnesty is not until after the completion of a team’s 19 league fixtures (more on that later), after which the threshold moves up from five to ten bookings.

Those Fantasy Premier League assets already sitting on three and especially four cautions still have a long way to go before they are in the clear, then.

ON FOUR YELLOW CARDS

There is only one player who is currently a solitary yellow card away from suspension: Leicester City’s Jonny Evans (£5.5m).

The Northern Ireland international has managed to rack up four cautions in just five league appearances this season, the latest of which came in Gameweek 8.

With Caglar Soyuncu (£5.3m) a longer-term absentee and news awaited on the severity of Wesley Fofana’s (£5.0m) knee injury, the Foxes can’t afford to lose many more bodies at the heart of their defence.

Evans’ four bookings have come from just six fouls conceded, at least, so the experienced stopper is hardly flirting with danger on a regular basis.

ON THREE YELLOW CARDS

While Evans is out in front on his own on four bookings, there is a baker’s dozen of Premier League players who are just a caution behind.

Most are lower-owned FPL assets and/or agricultural midfield types but there are a handful of semi-popular options within the list.

Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) boasts a double-digit ownership, while Hector Bellerin (£5.1m) was among the top five most-bought defenders of Gameweek 8.

Those two players sit in 19.7% and 16.4% of the top 10,000 squads respectively.

John McGinn (£5.5m) saw his ownership increase sixfold after his early-season heroics, while Mateusz Klich‘s (£5.6m) own purple patch of form and penalty-taking responsibilities have seen him become the fifth most-popular budget midfield option under £6.0m.

Of the 14 players on three or four yellow cards, Klich has committed the most fouls. Indeed, only two top-flight players have fouled the opposition on more occasions than the Pole (19).

There are no surprises to see Oriel Romeu (£4.5m) on the above table: the Southampton midfield spoiler and emergency bench fodder option has racked up over ten times as many yellow cards as he has FPL attacking returns in his Premier League career.

John Lundstram‘s (£5.1m) name appearing on the list would have been headline news in 2019/20 but given his recategorization as an FPL midfielder, uncertain future at Bramall Lane and plummeting ownership, he is but a mere footnote this season.

WHEN ARE THE CUT-OFF POINTS FOR SUSPENSIONS?

As we mentioned in the introduction, the yellow card threshold is raised to ten after 19 league fixtures.

In most seasons, that would ordinarily mean after the completion of Gameweek 19 – but this is no ordinary campaign.

Aston Villa, Burnley, Manchester City and Manchester United are a game behind the other 16 top-flight clubs, with word awaited on the rearrangement of their respective Blank Gameweek 1 fixtures.

We have also yet to see how a complicated-looking January schedule pans out, with the ‘Matchweek 18’ games split into two and sandwiching Gameweek 19.

And any unexpected postponements between now and then would, of course, further affect the ’19th fixture’ cut-off point.

The threshold for ten yellow cards is after 32 league matches, which will be mid-April at the earliest.

Players collecting ten bookings before that point will serve a two-game ban.

Punishments for yellow card accumulation are competition-specific, whereas suspensions for dismissals cover all competitive matches.


Keep your eyes peeled on our Suspension Tightrope widget over the coming weeks and months, as we’ll be updating that after every Gameweek to keep you informed on the latest disciplinary developments.

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1,602 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    a) Vardy + Jota
    b) Watkins + Son

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

  2. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Salah might still play the Leicester game

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mohamed-salah-coronavirus-liverpool-egypt-19280349

    Or he could miss at least 2 PL games

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mohamed-salah-coronavirus-liverpool-egypt-19282842

    Perfect, just what fpl managers needed 🙁 absolute contradiction ...

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Quite misleading.
      I couldnt find anywhere in the first article ghat Salah could be back for Leicester.

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        You definitely don't want Salah to fall in price

    2. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      First article published at 10:13 yesterday, second one at 20:50 when new information had emerged regarding Salah experiencing quote “mild symptoms”. Can’t see him playing against Leicester personally, beyond that it’s anyone’s guess. All depends on when he tests negative and how he’s getting on fitness wise.

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

      Already moved him on for KDB regardless. Will get him back for Fulham.

  3. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Help me choose one, for the long term?

    A) Werner + Grealish
    B) Bruno + Watkins

    Have no other players from these teams.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Has to be Grealish

    3. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A for me

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here or good to go? 1.7m itb

    Martinez
    Robbo zouma kilman
    Bruno son ziyech grealish zaha
    Kane dcl

    Forster lamptey Dallas Brewster

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      No, GTG, mate

  5. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hey guys, I was planning to do Son > Ziyech this week with my FT. With Salah now injured should I just hold him and let Soucek come off the bench (not the worst replacement)?

    McCarthy
    Chillwell - Taylor - Konsa
    Son - Bruno - Salah - Grealish
    Vardy - DCL - Bamford  

    Steer - Soucek - Egan - Mitchell   

    1. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      *Out with COVID not injured

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Hold

  6. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this team?
    Martinez
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Cresswell
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    Forster, Lamptey, Ayling, Soucek

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Good team

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Very good team

    3. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Almost have the exact same team as of next week, just Ziyech instead of Bamford/Watkins (still undecided which to get rid of, and unfortunately has to be one to bring in KDB)

  7. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Big chance Salah is only out for 1 game right? Bit surprised that so many want to sell him. Will cost us 2 FT’s to sell and bring back.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      No-one knows. If he started developing symptoms and got worse, though unlikely , it could be more than 2 PL games. Wait and see.

      1. goblin140
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        So "big chance" as he said he's out for only 1.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Don't let me decide for you, see my rank, it's not good!

          1. goblin140
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Mo Salah will have another swab test after 5 days, if it was negative he will travel back to England, if it was positive he will wait another 5 days and then have another swab test. (twitter.com)

            Hopefully we'll know by the deadline.

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Premium position, price drops, price increases on replacement, no guarantee it is only one game etc. I can understand selling.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        But not before next Friday. Your replacement or other player on your team could get a long term injury and you want to avoid or sell them first.

        1. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Oh yep agree with this. Wait until team news is in.

    3. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I think we'll know by the deadline if he's out for 1 or 2. If he's out for only 1 it's not worth the 2 FTs for me because the replacement will not be worth cover the cost of 2 FTs in 1 GW, so I'll keep.

    4. sledger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      different case i know but mane played against arsenal on 28th sept .tested positive sometime after then returned oct 17th v everton. looking at that is it unlikely salah will be back for brighton.?

    5. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      If you sell him for someone you already planned to get in it’s just one FT

  8. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Was any truth identified behind the suggestions that Mané was in some way price protected when he had Covid? May be the same with Salah

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Price drops are a complete mystery. Every season people try and work them out and constantly get it wrong. Even the price prediction sites struggle. Then there's the old "it must be wildcard transfers" cop out of course 🙂 .

      Here is the fact - FPL use a secret formula. They tweak it constantly throughout the season. No FPL manager will know how price changes work in the current set up.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Not that it bothers me 😉

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    How to handle Salah?

    A) Keep and play Brewster H WHU or Taylor H CRY

    C) Sell Salah for KDB, Mane or Ziyech for -4

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Similar dilemma but already have Ziyech. Think KDB plays too deep on occasion for me, I also don’t like Sterling as an asset sim for City I’ll probably end up going defence next GW. I digress, and think given the bench I’d go Salah to someone!!

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        So not sim *

    2. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'd be leaning towards Taylor

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

      Sell

  10. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Which transfers should i do with fixtures turning?

    Martinez
    Сhilwell, Lamptey, Cresswell
    Salah (C), Son, Bruno, Bowen
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Forster, Podence, Mitchell, Dunne
    1FT, 1.0 ITB

    A) Son, Podence -> Ziyech, Grealish (-4)?
    B) Kane, Podence -> Vardy, Jota (-4)
    C) Kane, Podence -> Watkins, KdB (-4)
    D) Podence -> Soucek
    E) - your suggestions

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Move the armband off Mo for starters

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I like A though

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I agree with A, sound moves

    4. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A looks a great move, simply because, we all need Grealish 🙂

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

      A

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Nice to see most posts getting replies this morning, a few good discussions going on. Very refreshing to see, beats the A or B questions, and RMT’s.

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I am refusing to reply to this.

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        🙂

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A........ only joking !!!! You are right, maybe only the nice posters hang around during the off period.

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Am I considered a nice poster ?! A few might disagree 🙂

        1. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          seem ok to me

    3. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Should we have more...
      A) RMTs
      B) discussions

      Let me know ahead of deadline!

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Clarke confirms Robertson a doubt for Scotland with a hamstring injury

    1. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What a fantastic buy he has been. 2-2-2, played him instead of Watkins last GW and now injured. Can’t wait to get rid.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I’ve been doubled up with him and Taa since gw3 wildcard. Was awful.

  13. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Any suggestions, guys?

    Martinez
    Robertson Lamptey James
    Son Bruno(C) Grealish Zaha
    Bamford Kane DCL

    Button Saiss Foden Mitchell

    1ft.
    0.2m itb

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'd be tempted at moving at least 1 of your defenders out, there's a chance only Lamptey could play

    2. NejiHyuuga01
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Robbo to Chilwell in my opinion. The situation of Liverpool doesn't inspire CS potential plus Chilwell more likely to have attacking returns.

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers guys!

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Telles has already had it I thought, surely thats a major problem if he still has it and has been around the United squad

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

      Oh, correction of my wording: Telles could be dropped. He's not been dropped yet. Waiting for something definitive today

  14. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Just doing a quick poll, simple yes or no answers if possible.....

    Are you selling Salah if confirmed out for the Leicester game?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

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

      Not selling if out one game

      If he misses Leicester and Brighton its worth the sell IMO

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      If only Leicester game, no

    4. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Thinking yes

    5. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Bruno for WBA and southampton vs Salah for brighton, ill take my chances of Bruno outscoring him, and the fact Bruno is such an exceptional captain option this week is enough for me.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Thinking the exact same

    6. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes. But I plan to WC in GW10 so it's an easy choice for me.

    7. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      no ( not if only out for 1 game)

    8. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes.

    9. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

    10. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes. And he will not play next match.

  15. kime67
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Any chance fpl reacts and gives us free hit transfer

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Pardon?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      why penalise those that have planned better ?

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Never

    4. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      i want mane

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Why would they do that when plenty have no trouble maneuvering...

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Because 95 % of players not only want their teams picking for them, they want FPL to solve team issues when things get a little complicated ?

    6. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      But it's just salah

  16. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Which sounds better for GW9?

    A: Ayling

    B: Mane (-4)

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ayling may get -4 anyway the way Leeds defend.

  17. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Does anyone know how to access the stats to see how Mané does without Salah? I’m a member but can’t find historical data on this? Thanks in advance. 🙂

  18. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Mendy Steer
    TAA Justin Mitchell KWP Taylor
    Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bissouma
    Kane DCL Watkins

    0itb, 2ft

    Would you:

    A) WC
    B) Salah+ Son + TAA to Bruno + Ziyech + City def for -4?
    C) Salah to Bruno
    D) something else

  19. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    RMWCT

    Martinez | Forster
    PvA Lamptey Taylor | Justin Lewis
    Mane KdB Bruno Soucek | Berge
    Vardy Richarlison Watkins

    0.6 ITB

    Grealish the obvious ommission, but can't have them all!

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Spurs & Chelsea ? WHU fixture swing ? Everton ?

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      5/10

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

      I think it's a good looking team, although I'd lose one of the big-hitters to fund Soucek to Grealish in midfield and upgrade PVA & Taylor to Chillwell & Cancelo..

      You can only Cap one of Mane/Vardy/Bruno/KDB every week so I don't think it's worth having all from a value perspective either.

  20. TNB
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Opinions on the following strategy:

      Gw 9

      Son and Kane to B Fernandes and Watkins

      GW10

      JROD to KdB

      My strategy is based on fixtures.

      CT
      McCarthy
      Lamptey-chilwell-coufal
      Salah-son-grealish-zaha-jrod
      Kane-DCL

      Martin-salah-bernardo-mitchell

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        two Salahs ?

        1. TNB
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sorry I've got Bamford on the bench

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          think I would do Salah to Bruno and roll a transfer

      2. kime67
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        this week its salah next week its someone else, its just really hard to stay positive. 1 free transfer is not enough

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          better than being negative 😉

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I would think being negative would be what Salah was wishing for

        2. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Not because of Covid, but I've actually wanted 2 free transfers for a while now. I think it would make the game much more fun/hands on. You could certainly take a few more 'one week punts'.

        3. kime67
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          true

        4. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          At least it's the same for everyone

        5. kime67
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          deadstar yeah i dont see anything wrong with it, people will still make mistakes but it would 100% be more fun

        6. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I used to play Fantasy MLS and that was great fun, unlimited transfers every week!!!!

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            It was actually more fun before that. Unlimited transfer ruined the game for me 😀

        7. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Just take a couple of hits. It's not the end of the world, some may even pay off!

        8. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          You are the only one on here whining about having too few transfers

      3. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Are people actually selling Salah? If he's asymptomatic then I'd expect he comes back firing (like Mane did). Brighton and Fulham in two of the next 3 is ideal.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          We can't be sure right now though. If he misses Brighton then it's Wolves in GW11. Can easily get him back for Fulham in GW12 then.

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno fever

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          bench for one match, but can't have that many 'missed points' for more than one match
          too much doubt to say he will be ready for Brighton 5 days later. Especially with all the troubles liverpool have had recently with personnel, I think they'll be extra cautious

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            They would have nothing to be 'extra cautious' about. He is not injured. He'll quarantine and miss one PL match, just like Mane did.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Mané missed more then 1 GW I think..

            2. Klaren
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              There is no way to tell that as he needs to test negative and that duration differs from person to person. It took Ronaldo 19 days to turn negative eventhough he was asymptomatic.

        4. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yes why would u hold +12m on ur bench? Just get him back when its sure hes fine.

        5. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          He’s an easy hold unless confirmed out for a while

        6. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          The problem for me is the lack of other decent captain options this week and the fact that Fernandes is the stand-out pick.

          Stubbornly hanging on to him while others are moving for Bruno/KDB/Mane, etc might not be the best decision.

          1. Finding Timo
              3 months, 21 days ago

              I did salah to Bruno last but Please help on these options either a) son to ziyech or b) delap to Watkins ?

        7. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I know a -8 sounds mental but I really think these moves might be worth it. Any thoughts?

          Trent, Foden, Salah --> Cresswell, Bruno, Mane

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Its mental, but i would do it 100%.

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

            I don't think a -8 is too big a deal this week tbh. Injuries all over the place, Salah Covid news, etc means plenty will be taking hits.

            You're also giving yourself a great captaincy option with those moves.

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            well the -8 is worth it for having 3 starters for the next 2-4 weeks (as it stands)

        8. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          catfish rory gallagher

          absolute tune

          forget about salah for 10 minutes

          1. joeydordon
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            The festival in donegal named after him is class

        9. mbglo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I'm very adverse of taking hits and have already used my 2FT this week leaving me with the below squad. My defence is in shambles after I have had 2x Liverpool until this week. Would you WC?

          McCharty/Steer
          Robertson/Chillwell/Dallas/Saïss/Ferguson
          Fernandes/Son/Grealish/Zaha/Bissouma
          Werner/Calwert-Lewin/Bamford

          £3.8M in the bank. If I don't WC, I could potentially take a hit for Saïss->Cancelo/Digne

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            When are you saving your WC for? I usually try to keep it as long as possible too, maybe just take a -4 and ship Ferguson to Coufal, the others still might play. The rest of the squad looks fine, many much worse off.

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Absolutely no reason to hit or WC when you will field a decent 11. I would personally save the WC for GW10 and load up on City players.

        10. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Sterling injured?

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            ?

        11. as33
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Any news on Rashi? Will he play?

        12. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Suspect most are happy to move Salah on because they're replacing him with a captaincy option i.e Bruno or KDB - I want Ziyech but have reservations on taking that hit even if Mo is out for 2 GWs.

        13. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          TV almost 105 now. Need the premium picks to all start firing together

          1. Clam. ☘️
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            That's an impressive TV. Makes the biggest difference when you have an abundance of premium captaincy picks.

            Do you think the emergence of value picks and their respective points accrued and points potential justify any player having a midfield or forward line with many premium pick currently or in the near future?

            Considering this argument on WC atm as I think the budget picks such as Hamez, DCL, Bamford, Watkins, Grealish, Zaha, Ziyech have outperformed the likes of Salah, Mané, KdB, Sterling, Vardy, Werner thus far. Exceptions have been Son and Kane who has been value for their prices even.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 21 days ago

              As long as he budget picks keep firing ots advabtage those with lowers TVs but im just hoping we see somenregression from players priced low..which is what u would expect from those picks

              The obvious advantage is when the dgws kick in and u can get premium dgw picks from each side but thats a long way to go

              1. Clam. ☘️
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Perhaps the lack of crowds will have some bearing on a regression happening or not.

                Good point.