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Hits or Wildcard? How I plan to solve FPL Gameweek 9 injury problems

Fantasy Premier League managers should wait until Friday evening before making the biggest decisions for Gameweek 9.

The latest international break has been more of a rollercoaster ride than usual with so many flags cropping up due to positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and injuries.

Reacting to these developments will play a big part in the upcoming round, as well as those beyond it, so we have to be as informed as possible.

In this article, I will be assessing what state my team is in following Gameweek 8, recapping a rare early transfer and talking through my thought-process for handling so many injury flags.

Gameweek 8 was a poor one for my team, which scored just 52 points. As a someone without Harry Kane (£11.0m), I was obviously rooting for him to blank, so it was very disappointing to see him score in the 88th minute at West Bromwich Albion and bag three bonus in the process. Considering his effective ownership of 140% among teams in my local rank tier, Kane’s late goal effectively meant a net loss of around 10 points.

When I decided to keep Timo Werner (£9.4m) in Gameweek 6, instead of getting Kane, I was fully aware of the risks. In the end, the Spurs man only scored four more points in the span of the last three matches, so my decision of transferring Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) in for Michail Antonio (£6.2m) instead worked out pretty well. 

Also, I think Werner is now a better option than Kane in the next few rounds, considering Tottenham’s bad run of fixtures. so, all in all, I may have lost four points by keeping Werner but I think that’s a fair price to pay for having two extra free transfers to address other pressing issues in my team.

Other than that, I decided to captain Son and decided to play Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) and his attacking threat over Kyle Walker-Peters’ (£4.6m) superior clean sheet potential. It was one of those weeks where every decision was wrong, so it was not a surprise that my overall rank fell from 60k to 126k.

EARLY TRANSFER

For the first time ever, I decided to make an early transfer ahead of an international break, selling Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.7m) to get Ollie Watkins (£6.1m). The only reason I decided to jump the gun on this one was because I was pretty sure I would have to take a hit to improve my squad in the near future, no matter what. And when I feel that way, I try to be more aggressive with my transfers, in order to field a stronger team as soon as possible.

Even though I still think Mitrovic is a good underpriced option (especially with spot-kick duties still his if he can shake that hamstring issue), I can’t see him getting many returns in the next four Gameweeks with such a tough schedule.

At the same time, Watkins looks great stats-wise, has an incredible run of fixtures ahead and the chances of him getting injured were slim since he won’t play any international games. And so, with two free transfers at my disposal, I deemed this move as inevitable and decided to gain some team value by moving early. I knew there was always the possibility of injuries during the international break but I was ready to take my first hit of the season if I had to.

INJURY CRISIS

However, I was immediately punished by the FPL Gods and after a chaotic weekend of international football, 36% of my starting eleven is now flagged. At the time I’m writing this, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), Andrew Robertson (£7.1m), Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) are doubts for this weekend. And the scary thing is that there is still another UEFA Nations League round to be played midweek so, who knows how my team will look like by Saturday morning.

With so many uncertainties, I think it’s crucial to remain calm and wait for every small bit of information we can get, either from press conferences or other reliable sources. In the meantime, I’m already looking at some possible scenarios and how I will proceed in each of those situations.

IF ONLY ALEXANDER-ARNOLD IS RULED OUT

Before his injury at Manchester City, Alexander-Arnold was a set-and-forget pick for me and I was really looking forward to owning the Liverpool right-back as a differential for his decent run of fixtures.

Without Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) and Joe Gomez (£5.4m), Liverpool’s chances of keeping clean sheets are considerably lower but I think they still will be one of the best defences in the league, even if not as good as last season. Alexander-Arnold’s attacking underlying numbers are also great and he was fairly unlucky to only deliver one attacking return so far.

However, it seems very likely he will be out for a number of weeks and, if that’s the case, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Alexander-Arnold for the time-being. I doubt it will be long before he’s back in my team though…

I will probably downgrade him to someone like Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m), Lucas Digne (£6.1m) or someone from West Ham, and then, I will have to decide if I want to take a hit. 

I already have £1.7m in the bank and, by selling Alexander-Arnold, I will have between £2.9m and £4.5m (depending on his replacement), which means it might be worth it to use such a large amount of money straight away, even if it costs me four points.

Given the lack of good defensive options at the time, I will probably switch formation from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3. It would mean upgrading Mario Lemina (£4.5m) to someone like Ross Barkley (£6.0m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m), Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) or James Rodríguez (£7.9m).

Even if the hit doesn’t pay off immediately in Gameweek 9, I think it’s likely to be a good decision in the long run and falls well into my usual strategy of making more aggressive moves when I feel that a hit will be inevitable sooner or later.

IF BOTH ALEXANDER-ARNOLD AND SALAH ARE RULED OUT

I seriously doubt It’s worth to sell Salah for a hit if he is ruled out for just one Gameweek (which seems the most likely scenario). Like most managers, I’m looking at buying Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) back but I’d rather wait one more week and then possibly using him to replace Son Heung-min (£9.6m), not Salah.

That means I am probably sticking to the same plan as the first scenario, even if Salah tests positive for COVID-19 again on Thursday: downgrade Alexander-Arnold, take a hit and upgrade Lemina.

IF EVERYONE IS RULED OUT

This scenario seems fairly unlikely since Robertson travelled with his national team to Israel but I like to be prepared for the worst. With a Wildcard still available, I definitely don’t want to take an eight-point hit, so I have two choices:

  1. Sell Alexander-Arnold and Lemina // Bench Salah, Robertson and Chilwell
  2. Wildcard

The first option does not sound too appealing since I would have to play the likes of Yves Bissouma (£4.5m), Dallas and Walker-Peters so it is likely I would use my Wildcard even if it means wasting one free transfer (I saved it last Gameweek).

I was planning on using my Wildcard before the first Double Gameweek but if my team is full of red flags on Friday night, I will have no problem pressing the button. I am very happy with my forwards right now but my defence and midfield would really need a shake-up if everyone is ruled out.

MY GAMEWEEK 9 CAPTAIN

Regardless of what press conferences might reveal, it will definitely be a very interesting Gameweek for captaincy with several decent options boasting good fixtures. Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m), Salah, Jack Grealish (£7.5m), Calvert-Lewin and Werner seem to be the standout options and I think it’s a good sign that I already have four out of those five players to choose from.

At the moment, the armband is on Salah by default but even if he tests negative and returns to England, his minutes might be managed by Jurgen Klopp due to lack of training. For this reason, it is possible I will switch to someone more likely to play 90 minutes, such as Grealish or Calvert-Lewin.

Good luck everyone and thanks for reading.

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435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Robertson and Chilwell both out?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Think both will be alright

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Own them both.

      I read that Robbo could even feature tomorrow. Also, Liverpool really needs him as they have no players fit. So I think he will play.

      Don't know about Chilwell but he could be fit.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Both are in contention to play their international games

    4. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell training with England today so should be fine

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

    How I plan to solve FPL Gameweek 9 injury problems - delete FPL account.

    Problem solved 😎

    1. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      How to delete FPL account?

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Choose 1...

    A. Bruno
    B. Vardy

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Probably Bruno.

    2. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team but Vardy GW10 and onwards for me

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Depends on your team and strategy, Vardy for me

    4. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy for me

    5. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  4. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Fabio's articles are the best part of the FFS website. Valuable insights into the mindset and strategy of the best FPL player.

    1. Bielsa Murderball
        2 months, 10 days ago

        what about magnus carlsen?

        1. Bielsa Murderball
            2 months, 10 days ago

            😉

          • Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Obviously Magnus is great too but Fabio has shown an incredible consistency over the last several years and has 5 top 10k, 6 top top 20k seasons in 6 years while Magnus has 2 top 10k seasons over the same time frame. They each have one top 100 finish.

            1. Bielsa Murderball
                2 months, 10 days ago

                true...was just carried away with the fact that magnus who possibly has the greatest iq got a 10th place finish 🙂

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Him and LR's articles are always great.

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah I should have probably mentioned Lateriser too, he is great as well.

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Good read from a very good manager. Here's how I'm shaping up for the coming GW...

          0FT, £4.1m itb

          Martinez | Steer
          Coufal, C.Taylor, Justin, Chilwell* | Mitchell*
          Son, Zaha, Grealish | Anguissa, Salah*
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          Play this lot and just take this week on the chin, or is a hit needed anywhere to steady the ship? Thinking to (c) either DCL or Grealish; leaning DCL for now.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Chilwell should be fine and hopefully Salah is only out for 1 game. I'm currently leaning towards Grealish out of the two for captaincy due to higher points potential as a midfielder.

            1. The Sociologist
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Brighton's defence has been OK of late though right?

        3. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          McCarthy
          Chilwell* Cancelo Kilman
          Son Grealish Soucek Bissouma
          Kane Werner DCL
          (4.0 Salah* Shaw* Ferguson*)
          1.2ITB 0ITB

          Probably looking at Shaw out for a hit

          Then probably looking at Kane Son out for KDB Vardy for a hit next week

          Don’t like the idea of back to back -4 (at a minimum) should I just wildcard?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Depends on how many players you plan to change in the WC. Just for back-to-back -4 isn't worth WC.

          2. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            If you can get by with just the -4 this week I'd do it, then take next week as it comes.

        4. focaccia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thoughts on my WC team? Still got 0.6itb...

          Martinez
          Chilwell - Cancelo - Coufal
          Bruno (c) - KDB - Ziyech - Grealish
          Vardy - DCL - Watkins

          subs: Forster - Soucek - Justin - Kilman

          1. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Lovely

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            nice

          3. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Similar to what I would go with

            1. focaccia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              cheers - thought's on upgrading Coufal to Cresswell / Bellerin / James? Or should I keep the cash for attacking moves later on?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                keep some cash

          4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            What's the plan to get Salah later?
            Great team but too much money on the bench imo

            1. focaccia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah that's my one niggle - I could downgrade:
              Justin> Mitchell
              Soucek> Bissouma

              GW12 DCL> Bamford & Fernandes>Salah

              ?

          5. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Probably the best team possible.

            1. focaccia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              cheers - my one worry is how to get Salah in for Fernandes... it's tempting to downgrade my bench massively although that has definitely shot me in the foot in the past!

              1. caldracula
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Having a good bench will probably prove vital with the amount of games coming up and players misses games due to COVID etc, may be a case of going without Salah unless you can downgrade and upgrade sensible when you feel like you need him back. For a WC you’ve pretty much nailed it.

                1. focaccia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I think I agree - having a rubbish bench makes me nervous - especially in current climate. I'm going to keep Soucek - he's phenomenal value and would feel very happy with him as my first sub. I can do Fernandes > Salah when I downgrade DCL > Bamford in GW12.

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I am sure you will be able downgrade Ziyech or Grealish soon, or even Vardy

          6. gaurava1216
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Downgrade Soucek and bank the money.... never gonna play him ahead of any of that front 7 and Justin decent for next 4/5 games

            Monitor Pereira being back- possibly could upgrade as Coufal games hit and miss defensively

          7. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I'd want to see a lot more from KdB before sacrificing Kane/Salah.

        5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Start Lamptey or Cancelo?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Lamptey

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Lamptey

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Humptey Lamptey

          4. SweepaKeepa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I’m starting Cancelo.
            But mainly in the hope that new toys Grealish and Watkins go big.

        6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          RMWCT

          Martinez(Forster)
          Chilwell Cancelo Coufal (Lamptey)(Neco Williams)
          KDB Fernandes Ziyech Grealish (Riedewald)
          Vardy DCL Watkins

          2.2 itb to do Fernandes to Salah whenever needed

          Is it worth upgrading Riedewald to Bissouma or Neco to Phillips? I don't see the need personally and that 0.1/0.2 could be useful later

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Go for Brainthwaite, just incase triple Liverpool is required

            1. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yep, don't waste a Liverpool spot on Neco

          2. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You're only going to need 1.5m for Bruno to Salah, plus by GW12 DCL's run turns anyway so you can double up there. I'd keep less in the bank for Bruno to Salah and improve Neco in case of rotation.

        7. crazysidz
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Kindly RMT

          Martinez
          zouma, belerin, reguilon
          grealish,bruno,zaha, son, rodriguez,
          kane, dcl

          Subs: Forster/Bamford, justin, douglas

          ITB 2.4.
          Next week KDB in Son out

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

          Guys, Would you risk James and Chillwell in a back three with Cancelo and KWP on the bench as back up ?

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Kinda risky, KWP fixtures not good either. A Kilman as 5th defender would have helped a lot. So I would say avoid this situation long term

            1. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Kilman isn't certain of his place and Wolves have bad fixtures. Not sure that would help the situation tbh.

        9. Saka_me_sideways
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Not saying previous results have anything to do with up coming ones, but United’s last 5 PL home games results v WBA are a shocking read!

            0-1
            0-0
            2-0
            0-1
            1-2

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Extrapolating this, a 1-3 loss is on the cards

              1. Bouncebackability
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                With a deflected Bruno strike and all three bonus points.

            2. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Since these results go back between 3 to 7 years, I would say the relevance is marginally more than f@ck all 😀

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I did say that... definitely not suggesting to load up on WBA lol.

              2. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I say. 1-1

                WBA races to a 0-1 lead and holds it valiantly, for 89 Minutes and 30 Seconds.

                Then, during a last gasp Corner Kick, the ball grazes a WBA hand after bouncing around the box hitting several players. After 7 minutes of VAR. Bruno scores a PK!

                Bruno goal, all the bonus points, and 2 participation points!

            3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              So the pundit mentioned PVA Barkley as the first options as possible replacement.

              Luckily I already brought both in with my earlier IB WC.

            4. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Which sold player is going to punish the most?

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Son, got a decent record against city off the top of my head... probably still gonna sell him though lol, as not keen on the double up.

                  1. caldracula
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Why not move Kane on first then?

                    1. Saka_me_sideways
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Midfield options this week are better than forwards imo

                        1. caldracula
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Fair enough, I quite fancy Vardy against that Liverpool defence and then the games following. Son has a better record vs City than Kane and will have another week to review Son to Sterling/KDB.

                          1. Saka_me_sideways
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              Yeah I get what you mean with vardy, it is tempting.
                              Was kinda looking to use that money in kane to bolster the MF though(KDB, Ziyech, Hames etc), swapping to vardy limits that

                              1. caldracula
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 10 days ago

                                Yeah it all depends on your team and what moves you can do in the future. I can do Kane to Vardy this week then Son + Saiss to Sterling/KDB + Cancelo next week with funds left to upgrade Zaha to Ziyech and then the team is complete.

                    2. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      salah against brighton

                    3. caldracula
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Salah in the long run, Son and Rodriguez this week.

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

                    Any idea when the first DGW will be held? Crellin got any projections?

                    1. Gregor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Might be GW19.

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

                        Ok, cheers!

                  3. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Free hit final team (I say)

                    Martinez
                    Maguire Walker Van Aanholt
                    Mane Fernandes Ziyech Grealish
                    Richarlison Calvert-Lewin Werner

                    Phillip James (4.3) Bran

                    Gtg??

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      why free hit now ?

                  4. Park the bus
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Guys how do i find myself in the hall of fame? Do i need to be a member and / or have joined the FFS open mini league?

                    1. Gregor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Yeah, just join the FFScout mini-league and you’ll be in the next update.

                  5. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Chilwell back in training today. Looks promising for the weekend

                    1. Bouncebackability
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Could play midweek..

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        In which case he'll get the Covid or get injured again, considering the way this season's going

                    2. Gregor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Excellent news.

                    3. caldracula
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Happy days, hopefully gets a rest for the Iceland game considering there’s nothing to play for.

                    4. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      May play and risk making that injury worse...

                  6. rozzo
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Martinez Steer
                    TAA Chilwell Lamptey Johnson Mitchell
                    Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Anguissa
                    Kane DCL Wilson

                    1ft
                    0.8 itb

                    1). TAA and Wilson to Kilman and Vardy - 4
                    2). TAA, Salah and Wilson to Cresswell, Bruno and Vardy - 8
                    3). Anything else

                    Thanks

                    1. Corgzzzz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      i would do 2 for the long term

                  7. abhirup780
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Ben Chilwell is back in full England training today, after the England medical staff concluded he is fully fit.

                    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12016/12134691/ben-chilwell-back-in-england-training-as-whole-squad-test-negative-for-coronavirus

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      remove that yellow flag noooww

                    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Perfect, cheers for the link 🙂

                  8. liverpool01
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    WC active:

                    Mccarthy, Button
                    Targett, Zouma, Cancelo, Coufal, Kilman
                    Grealish, Ziyech, Bruno, Kdb, Bissouma
                    Dcl, Vardy, Watkins

                    GW 12 Dcl> Bamford, Bruno> Salah

                    Thought please, thanks

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      looks good

                    2. DannyDrinkVodka
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Needs more Chilwell

                      1. liverpool01
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Yeh playing around atm, lol I can fit him in.

                    3. caldracula
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Looks like Ziyech downgrade to upgrade Zouma. Might give you more cash for Martinez and saints DEF over McCarthy and Targett.

                      1. liverpool01
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Thanks Caldracula I've made a few changes:

                        Martinez, Button
                        Kwp, Chiwell, Cancelo, Kilman, Coufal
                        Grealish, Kdb, Bruno, Ziyech, Bissouma
                        Dcl, Vardy, Watkin

                        0.2 ITB

                        1. caldracula
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Looks great.

                          1. liverpool01
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Thanks guys for the help!

                        2. Big Ronnie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Looks good. Very similar to mine below, gone Lamptey & Justin over KWP & Kilman though.

                          1. liverpool01
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Thanks 0.4 short....

                            1. Big Ronnie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              Good as it is though, not much in them to be fair

                    4. Beavis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Would look to get Chilwell in, if possible.But looks solid.

                  9. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Last Man Standing (2654 through to GW9)

                    Scores needed after hits for GWs 1-8 are 39,34,29,32,51,34,41 and 51.
                    Code is 48n69x

                    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

                    1. Iceball
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Im still standing, je je je...

                      1. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Congratulazioni said Italian. Second gw was too much for me, one worry less 😉

                    2. Goodricke
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I am banned, why? Is this only for paying members?

                      1. Goodricke
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        I didn't account for hits. 3 years out of this game has left a few holes in the memory. Sorry.

                      2. DK_13
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        check your gw scores, you must have a score below it.(anyone can join this league)

                  10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Benching Salah. Correct call? Who do I captain in this team?

                    Martinez
                    James Coufal Lamptey
                    Sterling Son Ziyech Podence
                    Martial DCL Bamford

                    Steere Dallas Salah Mitchell

                    Thanks!

                    1. Olson
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      play salah bench poodence

                    2. caldracula
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Worth leaving in the starting xi in case he does play. Captain DCL.

                      1. Street Friend
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        this

                      2. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        this

                  11. Big Ronnie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thoughts on WC team? Route to get Salah back would be Bruno & DCL to Salah & £6m forward although fully expect things to change.

                    Martinez, £4m
                    Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal, Justin, Lamptey
                    Ziyech, KDB, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
                    DCL, Watkins, Vardy

                    1. Street Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I'd consider Chilwell to Zouma/James so you have a little bit more flex on money for that 6mil striker as a lot of them are going up in price

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Thanks. Got £0.2m left over but good thinking. Think i'd probably downgrade Soucek or one of the three £4.5m def rather than Chilwell though.

                        1. Street Friend
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Yeah maybe go the Soucek route tbh. You rarely want to have to rely on him and that one time you need him, chances are he will only score 2 points

                    2. liverpool01
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Looks good Bruno and Dcl to Salah and 6mil forward Gw12

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers

                    3. Tshelby
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      It looks so good

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers Tommy!

                    4. ElliotJHP
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Yeah really like this, can't see anywhere I'd improve

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers

                    5. Beavis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Loos really good. Ticks all boxes assuming Salah is out.

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers

                  12. Street Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Poor decision taking a -4 early in the break but team is currently below and have £2.4itb. (money for Vardy and Dias/Cancelo)
                    Based on the risks of Coady Salah Mitchell & Burke not getting minutes. Would you take a -8 for anything?

                    McCarthy
                    Zouma Coady* Coufal
                    KDB Bruno (C) Salah* Klich
                    DCL Jiminez Watkins

                    Forster Dier Mitchell* Burke*

                    1. Big Ronnie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Probably not. Not enough to do Burke to Grealish?

                      1. Street Friend
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Unfortunately not. Will have to hope burke gets some minutes or coady plays

                        1. Big Ronnie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Not sure when Coady's isolation ends, might be ok on that one

                  13. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Vardy (c) anyone?

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      one week too early

                      1. Tshelby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Did score against city and arsenal

                    2. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      not when there are easier fixtures for other premiums ... have to play averages

                    3. Beavis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Fair few better options, imo

                  14. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    I feel like I don't have a good Captain option this week. What would you do here?

                    A) Kane to Werner (C) -4
                    B) Son to Bruno (C) -4
                    C) Captain Grealish, DCL, Kane or KDB

                    1. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      C all those options are good captain picks

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Who would you pick from the lot?

                    2. JURGENAUT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I'm captaining Werner, think he's going under the radar a little. But I've also kept Kane so I probably wouldn't recommend the first option. Any other way you can fit him in? Otherwise B looks the most popular option.

                  15. dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

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

                    1.8itb 1ft

                    Really need help what to do.
                    Ziyech coufal grealish other ?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Looks good. Maybe Soucek to Grealish if possible?

                  16. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    So Chilwell is back guys? Only have Salah to worry about now from the popular picks.

                    1. Beavis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Looks like it

                      1. JURGENAUT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Perfect if he makes it

                  17. ballsy_b
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thoughts on my wild card team?

                    McCarthy
                    Chilwell - Coufal - Neco Williams - Mitchell - Justin
                    Grealish - Ziyech - Fernandes - KDB - Salah
                    DCL - Watkins - Bamford

                    Would like to get Cancelo or Digne into that defence but would mean sacrificing in midfield / attack.

                    1. Big Ronnie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Downgrade Bamford, expensive 8th attacker. On a WC i'd go without Salah with a plan to get back in.

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        This

                    2. DK_13
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      you might not be a able to field 3 defenders in a couple of weeks (or earlier if chilwell coufol dont play for some reason)