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India’s reigning FPL champion answers key Gameweek 9 questions

Given how chaotic the last few days have been for Fantasy Premier League managers, I would like to start by focussing on something more positive and wishing everyone a Happy Diwali!

Even before the frantic December schedule, many of us now face a sea of red, orange and yellow flags for Gameweek 9. At such a time, you could be forgiven for worrying about what to do next.

As my Burning Questions from the last international break was well received, I figured now would be a good opportunity to bring it back again. 

QUESTION ONE

Who is the best defender under £5.5m? And is it a mistake to forsake a premium forward right now?

(from @Northernqwerty)

There are a lot of defenders emerging in the price bracket you have mentioned. Before I get to that, I just want to mention that, in my opinion, Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) is the best defender in the game at the present, even in light of his current yellow flag. 

Chelsea have drastically improved in defence, with the additions of Thiago Silva (£5.5m) and Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) in centre-back and goalkeeper. 

Chelsea have conceded the fewest big chances of any Premier League team in the last six Gameweeks and, on top of that, Chilwell is always very far forward, has great goal threat and assist potential too. He also cuts in a lot as well and is present in the box quite frequently when either Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) or Reece James (£5.0m) are delivering crosses from the right hand side.

Now coming to your question, there are three standout candidates priced at £5.5m or under, namely João Cancelo (£5.4m), Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.1m). 

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

Out of the three, the Manchester City man is comfortably my favourite option. In the last four Gameweeks, no defender has created more chances than him while his team are second only to Manchester United for big chances conceded in the same period. 

Statistics aside, Cancelo is a key outlet for the Manchester City’s attack on the left-hand side and he has now started the last four Premier League matches in a row with some minute-management in the Champions League. 

The most important thing for me was his all-action man-of-the-match performance against Liverpool where I thought he did a really good job defensive and offensively, while Pep Guardiola’s comments were also encouraging.


“[Cancelo] played exceptional, with and without the ball with his quality. Up front he has a special talent, defensively sometimes he needs to be consistent but when he is consistent and focused he is a fantastic football player and guy.” – Pep Guardiola

The only concern is how nailed-on Cancelo moving forward now that Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) is back in training. Personally, I think he has made that left back slot his own. Yes, Guardiola might bench him for the odd game or two during the December crunch period but getting an extremely attacking defender from currently (in my opinion) the best defence in the league only at £5.4m is too tempting to turn down, especially given Manchester City’s fixtures. 

What also helps is that they the Citizens have almost secured their Champions League knockout place already easing the need to bring key first team options into midweek European action any time soon.

Cresswell and Bellerín both make a very good case for their inclusion in their price bracket but Cancelo’s upside is far greater in my opinion. In case you want to read about Cresswell, I wroten an in-depth analysis of West Ham’s best Fantasy assets a couple of weeks ago. 

With regards to your second question and whether it’s a mistake to forsake a premium forward, my answer is definitely not. First off, this game is very subjective and there are definitely no wrong or right answers and I always say there are many ways to play it. 

So whether you pick a premium forward or not depends on how you are spreading your funds elsewhere, as there is always value in every position. 

Harry Kane (£11.0m) has been the stand-out premium forward this season although he goes on a difficult run of fixtures this week onwards. Thankfully, we have cheap alternatives in the form of Patrick Bamford (£6.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m), Ollie Watkins (£6.1m), Che Adams (£5.9m) and Michail Antonio (£6.2m) offering more than enough points potential to allow greater spending in midfield. 

Given how many of these value options are in-form and have appealing fixtures of their own right now, I certainly wouldn’t consider it the gravest mistake to go without a premium forward.

QUESTION TWO

How De Bruyne and Sterling compare as FPL assets for 2020/21?

Is owning both Sterling and De Bruyne during this great run of fixtures bit of an overkill? 

from @Manav04543906

Thanks for the question Manav. I wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year.

In my opinion, a double-up during a great run of fixtures is one of the best ways to play FPL. I never think it is wrong to double or even triple-up in attack from premium teams who score a lot of goals. 

I have doubled-up on premium Liverpool and Manchester City attackers many times and it has often paid off handsomely. Those that owned both Kane and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) this season have benefited massively as well. 

So it all comes down to whether you think Manchester City will come back to form again and start scoring a lot of goals in the easier fixtures. 

Let me give you some data to assist your decision. In the last two Gameweeks, City attack has started to show some form as they appear in the top five in the league for big chances. In addition, they have played most of this season without Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and a recognised striker with Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) out injured for the most part.

Both are now available and I personally expect them to improve in attack quite drastically. Also, just some data from last year which also helps here. This is an article I wrote assessing data last year and below is the relevant information from the same.

What this basically tells you is that, against the relatively poorer defences (The Bramble Teams), De Bruyne and Sterling averaged 1.28 and 1.13 Goals + Assists per 90 minutes. These numbers are drastically better (especially for Sterling) in comparison to their performance against better defences. 

Most of the teams Manchester City face after Gameweek 9 certainly count as ‘Bramble teams’, which is why I have no qualms about that double-up. Generally speaking, I’ve always been a fixtures guy and with Manchester City, I’d be even keener. 

QUESTION THREE

For people selling Kane, do you recommend moving to Jamie Vardy, or downgrading to the £6.0m range and investing in midfield?

from @rpick86

Great question this Rob. I’m likely doing the same for what it’s worth, as I love playing the fixtures. That said, injuries could change that. And, as you know, there are a lot of them right now.

First off, let me say that there is no wrong or right answer to your question. What I will do is arm you with some relevant information to help assist your decision. In the last four Gameweeks, Leicester are in the bottom five in the league for shots in the box and total goal attempts. 

Teams like Leeds United, Aston Villa, Southampton and West Ham United, who all have cheap striker options, are all doing better. 

That said, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) has three goals and two assists in his last three games. I personally feel that so far, Vardy has been heavily dependent on penalties. The non penalty xG stats for selection forwards so far this season is as follows:

  • Bamford – 5.51
  • Calvery Lewin – 5.28
  • Wilson – 3.76
  • Watkins – 3.55
  • Antonio – 3.07
  • Adams – 3.06
  • Vardy – 2.57

What this tells me is, so far, Vardy has been dependant on penalties and I don’t personally see that as sustainable (unless you are Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m)). 

Given these stats above, it is fair to say that we can see the cheaper strikers (some of who have really good fixtures upcoming) should be able to match Vardy. 

That said, Leicester’s talismanic striker is the definition of a flat-track bully, is very streaky and is as reliable as they come against the “Bramble” teams I mentioned earlier. 

We know that Vardy is a stats-buster and his next four fixtures are against Liverpool (who have four first-choice defenders flagged), Fulham, Sheffield United and Brighton. These games are against not so formidable defences so I fully expect him to get a few returns in these games. 

Last season, he averaged 0.28 Goals+Assists/90 against top tier defences, 0.68 Goals+Assists/90 against middling defences and 1.24 Goals+Assists/90 against bottom tier defences. So, historically speaking, the upcoming fixtures are against bread-and-butter Vardy teams.

I’ve tried to present a balanced argument for and against Vardy. If you’re looking for my opinion, I think that Goals + Assists in the past do not always indicate Goals + Assists in the future. It is underlying statistics that play a greater role in predicting these. 

I am personally leaning towards going cheaper strikers who have better underlying data and similarly good fixtures and pump that money into attacking midfielders from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. 

That’s it from me for now. In case you want more, Zophar and I will be recording and publishing this week’s episode of The FPL Wire on Tuesday late-afternoon UK-time and you can find the same on YouTube and all popular Podcast platforms. We have the amazing Tom Freeman on again whose appearance last time around was hugely appreciated. Until next time!

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819 Comments Post a Comment
  1. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    16 positive covid tests announced by PL.

    Gulp.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        At least only 15 can be in my squad

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          They take about 1600 tests, so most positives are probably not players. Yet, having good bench is probably not a bad idea.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            1200 tests, so yes that's 60 per club.

            Guessing this doesnt include Doherty and any others tested on intl duty.

  2. Jokesy87
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Current:
    McCarthy steer
    TAA KWP Justin Kilman Taylor
    Salah Son ziyech bissouma stephens
    Kane Jiminez Wilson

    Possible WC
    Martinez button
    Chilwell lamptey KWP Kilman Justin
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL Watkins

    A) stick to current
    B) go with wildcard

    1. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      With Covid positives, I'd hold WC and see what happens. On surface I'd do Salah to Bruno and Stephen's to Jota if you have the cash. Take out TAA next week for Cancelo.

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ziyech or Fernandes for long term ?

    1. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech

    3. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Long term? Bruno. He's proven now over 21games he can keep up his crazy pts per match. Ziyexh looks great but there's such a tiny sample size we don't know what he's capable of long term.

    4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno. He’s the one that appears undroppable...and that matters. Chelsea have a very big squad on the quiet and I’m not convinced Lampard won’t enjoy a bit of Pep roulette...I could be wrong though.

  4. OldTraffordRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Like most City fans, you don't come from Manchester.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Says a united fan

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I was hoping there was irony involved. But who knows.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It's the other way around. United fans come from abroad.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        *Home counties, traditionally

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

        At least United have actual fans

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

    G2G? Tempted to play Phillips over Justin as I think he starts alongside Matip.

    0.8 ITB, No FT

    Martinez
    Justin Lamptey Kilman
    Grealish KDB Bruno Son
    Kane DCL Werner

    Steer Phillips Bissouma Mitchell

  6. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sorry it’s so early.

    GW 10 Kane and Son ➡️ KDB and Jesus -4
    GW 11 save
    GW 12 DCL Jesus Bowen ➡️ Salah ( got rid for Bruno this week) Bamford
    Antonio

    GW 13 can get Jesus back but that’s way to far ahead.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      City fixtures enticing, but might kun be back?

      With so many injuries and covid, hard to plan 4 weeks ahead.

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      So you're taking 2x -4s to gain Jesus for just 2weeks, and also considering wasting another transfer to get him back again? Honestly makes no sense. Stick with a player, dont waste transfers dropping and bringing back, you won't have these transfers when you need them

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Also I'd suggest that Tony read up on price points. A price point strategy would prevent him from having to spend 3 transfers in GW12 to effectively just do Jesus -> Salah.

  7. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team and provisional transfer strategy for upcoming weeks?

    Martinez Forster
    Chilwell Cancelo Justin Lamptey Coufal
    KDB Bruno Grealish Zaha Riedewald
    Werner DCL Watkins

    GW10 Wener > Vardy
    GW11 Save
    GW12 Bruno > Salah
    GW13 Vardy Zaha > Bruno Bamford

    1. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      What's the plan with injured and covid+ players. You think you won't have any?!?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's the reason I said provisional. Good chance of other issues changing plans but I also have a strong bench and will be relying on some luck

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Why have bruno, swap to salah, then swap bsck to bruno, seems like a waste of transfers taking him out and in again. Good picks elsewhere, but suggest you stick with who of bruno or salah you're having, and stick with it. You won't have the luxury of your planned free transfers guaranteed, there will be other injuries and problems you will use transfers on.

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's not swapping back. I will have both Salah and Bruno after downgrading Vardy - just favouring the nicer fixtures

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Already active

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Godspeed

  8. nicholasporteous
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    It's finally WC time. Thoughts on this team would be very welcome:

    McCarthy
    Zouma, Ming's, Cancelo
    Jota, Grealish, Zaha, De Bruyne, Fernandez
    Kane, DCL

    (Steer, Adams, KWP, Kilman)

    1. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jota and Zaha a little too punty for me. One or the other.

      1. nicholasporteous
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Fair comment. Zaha has been a steady flow of points for me already with good fixtures and talisman status. Out comes Jota then!

    2. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      So what's your an with Salah

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Plan I mean

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Tbh I don't love it. No Salah or easy way to get him and benching headache.

    4. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jota and Adams and Zaha too many. Pick 2 and upgrade either jota or Zaha to ziyech. Also need to make the point again to everyone who does have salah.. do so at your own peril, or have an easy plan to get him back, looks like you will be going without for awhile.

      1. nicholasporteous
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Agreed. Will downgrade Jota and upgrade Adams. And Salah might be one or 2 games out, but Liverpool just look laboured at the moment, and without any defence...?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Good idea. Liverpool look laboured though? Not sure about that - Salah leading the way in attacking stats, he's been on fire. Defence looks dodgey but they still look fantastic in attack

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mings & Zaha to Targett & Ziyech. Downgrade Kilman to fodder if you need funds. Adams is a bit of a luxury bench player but makes sense if you're set on going with Jota.

      1. nicholasporteous
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Bought Kilman at 4m, so not losing anything there, but get the point. Good plan to get Chelsea cover, trying to steer away from template... But there's a reason for a template team haha

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          The other obvious is Adams to Brewster to get Ziyech. Or bringing in Brewster and Targett and sticking with Zaha would leave you with the cash to upgrade Fernandes to Salah later.

  9. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Would it be complete madness to keep Salah on a WC and bench him this week?

    I think he will back for the Brighton game. That's certainly what it looks like anyway

    1. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You're assuming he won't have a minutes limitation, etc....it is a dangerous disease, I doubt he comes back 100% straight away.

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's hard to say. Mane missed one game. The Brighton game is 12 days away so yeah maybe not guaranteed

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

          Mane missed one game and never stopped running in his next game back. That’s part of the reason I’m currently feeling it’s too risky to take Salah out with my free transfer

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Mane had an IB break after his illness and had time to recover - different situation

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

              Ah, I’d forgotten that. Salah to KDB it is then!

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He might be asymptomatic.

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          He is told to have had mild symptoms.

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The only sensible wc team I've seen today. I think its a massive trap anyone wcing this week, are tempted to ditch salah and use up the funds. They will all be stuck with no route back and he will come back next weekend and bang in a brace against Brighton I bet 😉

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's hard. I might get Vardy in and just find a way to get Salah in for that Fulham game with two transfers. Can keep Vardy for Fulham and Sheffield united too

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I would prefer having easy way to get him back and have place holder for him.

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not at all, I'm also on WC and keeping him. On WC you have the luxury of getting enough other players that you can play while keeping him on the bench.

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This. Dont know why people on wc are scared to keep salah when they can easily get good bench cover for this week.

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Cancelo or Zouma? Got Mendy as a GK.

    1. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Firstly dont worry about doubling up. Simply go for the best option. If you have a decent sub defender go Cancelo

    2. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo

    3. Kannbury
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cancelo.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers fellas. Cancelo it is.

    4. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

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

      Forster, Lamptey, Ayling, Soucek

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Looking good, I'm going without Salah on my WC. Have some catching up to do...

      2. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        G2G

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cool thanks!

      3. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Great looking WC team, the smart choice keeping salah. V. Nice backup options with lamptey ayling and soucek. Very close to my team, with a couple im eyeing up soon. Think the Salah / KdB / Bruno power mid is the way forward

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks very much! Really appreciate the comments.

      4. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Three cheap strikers is a nightmare waiting to happen imo

        Budget strikers will inevitably suffer lean spells or worse still, long droughts. This is exacerbated if they only have one route to points. This in itself isn't a reason to not buy them, especially if they're in form as they are now. But if you set up a team to rely heavily on a specific price point then you need resources to service that

        There are currently about three or four realistic replacements to service that entire frontline of 3. At any moment in time some of those will be injured or out of form, or their team will be out of form, or have awful fixtures. A pool of 3-4 can quickly dry up to nobody

        Bamford and Watkins only currently have 1 acceptable direct replacement (Adams) and he is hardly someone to get excited about

        I don't like the formation. It's relying heavily on players that are typically (but not always) unreliable, whilst also reducing the pool of resources you can use to almost nothing

        1. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          There is also Antonio when he returns from injury but yeah I agree.

          What if Werner, Vardy, Kane or even Aguero hits form?

          Saying that it's only two transfers away

      5. Mortal.Swinbat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        That’s a lovely team that is

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Probably a good week to beef up the bench (Stephens out) rather than getting rid of players that might play (like Son), right?

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Probably...

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Best 5.4m

      Cancelo,
      Van Aanholt

      this week only!! Have to take free hit to reverse my -12..

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Maguire.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I have him in my thinking aswell believe it or not.. Do you think Van Aanholt/Maguire/Cresswell is a good back 3? Would you get cancelo over VA or stick?

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            All of them are good. Cancelo is the one I don’t trust to start..in fact I trust very few from City to start.

            https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/3832/

          2. gunthourinho
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            What do you mean reverse yourminus 12?

          3. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes it's a good back 3. On FH you have to optimise for this week's fixtures, so forget Cancelo.

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        PVA - Burnley haven't scored for 4 weeks ... don't expect MCI to get a CS (would be just their 3rd of the season) away to Spurs

    7. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Fodders are out. Need some playing subs in these hard times.

    8. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Best captaincy option out of these lot?
      A: DCL
      B: Grealish
      C: Fernandes

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        C

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A

    9. King Henrik
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2 free transfers. What to do here

      Ryan
      Robertson Lamptey Kwp
      Salah Grealish Son Rodriguez Zaha
      Kane Dcl

      Forster Saiss Brewster Burr

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wait for news

    10. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Vestergaard or Justin?

    11. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      One FT:
      a) Salah to KDB (before price drop tonight)
      b) Salah to Sterling
      c) Salah to Ziyech
      d) Hold Salah to save having to buy him back in a couple of weeks.

    12. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      So my dilemma is Salah, Chilwell & potentially Saiss. I have 1FT.

      Provisional plan (which can obviously change due to more internationals and news as it arrives):
      - Bench Salah & Chilwell, remove (Saiss & Mitchell) for (Targett & Coufal) for -4.

      Would look like this:

      McCarthy
      Coufal - Justin - Lamptey - Targett
      Son - Grealish - Zaha
      Kane - Werner (C) - DCL (VC)

      B: Forster - Salah - Chilwell - Stephens

      Decent provisional team to put out for GW9?

      I will wait till Friday night/Saturday morning to make as informed decisions as possible.

      Thank you

    13. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Marcus Rashford is cancelled. #Rat

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wish I understood what you mean

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

        What do you mean?

    14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bench order? (At least two are looking unlikely to play)

      A) Soucek
      B) Vestergaard
      C) Soucek

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A is Lamptey

      2. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        C first sub

    15. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah dropping tonight ?

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Could do.

        1. Pickle juice
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          How many games is salah missing

          1. CFC1990
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I think he will miss just the one personally

            1. Pickle juice
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Would you do salah for Bruno for -4 then ?
              I have son on bench for salah this week if I don't do above

              1. CFC1990
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Depends on your team!

                If you aren't planning to captain Bruno keep Salah

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Think so - just sold him for Bruno

        1. Kryptonite666
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Sold him for KDB for -4. High risk, but the view I have taken is he could play 30 minutes for Brighton and not the full 90. And then Wolves.

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I bought Salah at 12.2, so I might as well take the 12.3 for now - my first transfer of the week, so no hits yet
            Most of my ML rivals have Bruno - I'm a Spurs fan and got burnt by KDB (C) blanks twice earlier in the season - hence going Bruno and not KDB / Sterling

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yes looks like it

    16. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I am on my WC - Philips ILiv) or Kilman? Also, Cancelo is a better option than Robbo right? I am reluctant to sell him as I love him but I just think that Cancelo will get points over the next few GWs as City's fixtures turn and they appear to be finding their rhythm. That said, Liverpool's are not that hard in the next 4 GWs

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kilman unless you really need that extra money

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hmmmm any particular reason?

          1. CFC1990
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Because of possible Christmas rtation and Covid making a strong bench a good plan. Fabinho and Matip may be first choice centre back.

            You need know though. Philips may play some games and Kilman may lose his place anyway!

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers! Sound advice

    17. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Help please

      A.play son and captain kane/freakish
      B. transfer salah to Bruno (-4) and captain Bruno (bench son)

      Thanks

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Freakish(c)

        1. Pickle juice
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Haha freakish grealish. .....
          So you think A

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sorry but how is benching Son ever an option?

      3. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Why would you bench Son?

    18. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I see a lot of Wildcard teams with Justin in?

      Why?

      Isn't he going to get dropped when Ricardo is back?

      Last I heard it is likely to be the Liverpool game but if not then very likely Fulham

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Source?

        1. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Just search for it. Saw it on multiple sites. This was reported two weeks ago though

      2. spray
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        If you order Defense by Teams Selected %, he's third, while the rest of the Top 6 appear that they may not play.
        I'd say it's more about not missing the boat, or inferring others know something they don't?

        It's almost always based on what we know, while I agree with you, Ricardo trumps it all, and why I didn't pick-up Mitchell.

        Oh, and Leicester are top of the table.
        "Conan, what is best in life?" ... Leicester City! 🙂

    19. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Does anybody else read Laterisers articles in an Indian accent 😀

    20. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Really don't understand why people bring in Fernandes. After WBA they have 3 tough fixtures. Very short term move. Surely going for KDB is the smarter move?

      1. Dino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Whats a tough fixture this year? The guy is scoring ppg at never seen before levels whether its from penalties of set piece assists or open play. Add to that utd will get better as will city and the other big teams so when perceived fixture difficulty can't be relied on then why not fernandes and use the extra million to get more points elsewhere?

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I think he is likely to score better in those 2 away matches than at home v WBA
        Also think it is a myth that MCI have had difficult fixtures up to now

    21. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      So my dilemma is Salah, Chilwell & potentially Saiss. I have 1FT.

      Provisional plan (which can obviously change due to more internationals and news as it arrives):
      - Bench Salah & Chilwell, remove (Saiss & Mitchell) for (Targett & Coufal) for -4.

      Would look like this:

      McCarthy
      Coufal - Justin - Lamptey - Targett
      Son - Grealish - Zaha
      Kane - Werner (C) - DCL (VC)

      B: Forster - Salah - Chilwell - Stephens

      Decent provisional team to put out for GW9?

      I will wait till Friday night/Saturday morning to make as informed decisions as possible.

      Thank you 🙂

    22. dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Chiwell taylor lamptey mitchell justin
      Salah soucek son sterling bruno
      Watkins dcl davis

      1.8itb 1ft

      WC ??

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hell no