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

    What's the move here, assuming only Salah is ruled out. 1 FT, 2.1m ITB

    A: Foden > Ziyech
    B: Son > Bruno
    C: Foden + Kane > Bruno + Kane (-4)

    McCarthy
    Robbo, Chilwell, Lamptey
    Salah*, Son, Grealish, Foden
    Kane, DCL, Adams

    Subs: Bissouma, Justin, Mitchell

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      b and captain him

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

      B
      But I would keep Salah.
      Maybe Son to Fernandes if you can.

    3. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

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

      What is C suppose to be?

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

        Oops - Bruno + Watkins in.

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

          C then

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

          Vardy + Ziyech could also be an option.

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

      I've got a similar dilemma, but have already pulled the trigger on Trent -> Cancelo so have more ITB.

      Out of those, think I would go A.

  2. kime67
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Does premier league have some
    kind of rule with covid? lets say salah test negative on thursday, can he then play?

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

      As far as I’m aware, if he tests negative he can travel back to the uk on Friday. Liverpool play Sunday evening so I don’t see why he wouldn’t then be able to play.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not even in the UK !!

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      true

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

    dont know what to do with my FT guys, any help appreciated. 1.4 ITB.

    Ryan Button
    Robbo chilwell lamptey dallas ferguson
    salah grealish rash ziyech soucek
    dcl kane brewster

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

    Best 1 week punt defender for this week up to 5.5?

    A) Telles
    B) Creswell
    C) Cancelo
    D) Bellerin
    E) Other?

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

      I think Telles has been tested positive AGAIN to COVID

      PVA? Reece James? Semedo? Baldock? Even maybe Maguire as he brings some attacking threat and WBA are toothless

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

        Pretty sure he's been cleared negative, but remains to be seen if he'll start for United.

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

        Oh is that so? I saw on Twitter that he's tested negative... will have to take another look. Thanks.

        Completely forgot about James. Do you expect him to start?

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

          Reece has no International duty so yeah pretty nailed.

          Azpilicueta is the only threat and T.Silva is playing in Uruguay with brazil and will probably only land in UK 48 hours before Chelse kick off so I d'ont see him playing and see Azpi as a CB

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

            Interesting, thanks for that mate

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

      Cress

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Azpilicueta hasn't played CH in a back 4.

      Only in a back 3. More likely to play LB if Chilwell is out.

      Rudiger has been 3rd choice CH in CL when Silva rested.

      Reece seems to be first choice RB, his position to lose.

      (Watch Azpi start now! )

  5. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Kane out for dcl for a 4pt hit?

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

      No

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

      No way

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

      No

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

      You should already have DCL

  6. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Oh no, Brewster! It was your chance to show your value with a couple of solid appearance points. Don't stuff it up now!

  7. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Considering Vardy's record against big 6 away from home who would you captain - Vardy or Grealish?

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

      Vardy

  8. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Telles cleared to play for Brazil tonight meaning he should be available for West Brom.

    Telles could be an incredible punt for that game!

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

      Not if Utd bottle it.......

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

      I was considering him too, could be an amazing pick

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

      One of my three left backs this gw!
      Although it’s more a long term pick... would be (happily) surprised to see him on Sunday.

  9. Morgzc1
      2 months, 10 days ago

      1FT - 1.2m ITB

      Mendy
      Cresswell - Vestergaard - Chilwell* - Mings
      Son - Salah* - Grealish
      Vardy - DCL - Kane

      Martinez, Riedewald, Kilman, Jorginho

      A - Leave team and roll FT for city options GW10 onwards
      B - Son and Jorginho to Ziyech and Zaha (-4, leaves nothing ITB)
      C - Son, Salah, Jorginho to Ziyech, Bruno, Rodriguez (-8, leaving 1m ITB)
      D - Other

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

        A

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Possibly doing Salah to Mane/KDB/Bruno if he is out for more than 1GW.
      Initially wanted to do Son to Bruno.
      Thoughts?

      2FTs 1.6ITB.

      Martinez
      Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
      Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
      Kane/DCL/Bamford

      Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

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

      Best combo?

      A) Vardy + Sterling
      B) Werner + Sterling
      C) Vardy + Bruno
      D) Aguero/Jesus (GW10 decision) + Bruno

      KDB in the team.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I like C

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

        C

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What to do here. Really struggling.
      1FT 2m itb

      Martinez
      Chilwell?, Bellerin,Ayling
      Salah? Son,Grealish,Rashford?
      Kane,Bamford,Wilson?

      Steer,Jorginho?,Coleman?,Ferguson!

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

        Wilson to Watkins or Rashford to Bruno if he is confirmed out

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Can’t get Watkins. Could get DCL though.

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

        I also have Wilson and I'm seeing rumours he may even be back for Chelsea.

        The team looks good tbh, if no one else bar Salah (and Coleman?) is ruled out I would move Ferguson -> nailed 4.5 I think, or even roll FT if Seamus is fit.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeh moving Ferguson to maybe Coufal and having a full squad to choose from looks a wise move.
          Jorginho needs to go as well. Maybe to Soucek or might even go Jota.

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

            Aye, was going to suggest Jorginho to Soucek too.

            Jorginho down to nailed 4.5 frees up Son to KDB cash for next week?

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

      Watkins or Bamford?

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

        Watkins

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        There’s a Hot Topic on this.

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

          Nice one. Cheers!

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

        But if you already have Grealish and/or Martinez...

        I think you need Bamford to diversify.

        I wonder how many people have 2 or 3 Villans and don't know it.

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

          Planning to go Grealish, Mings and Watkins.

    • Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      On WC will you have

      A) Go Lamptey (4.7)
      B) Keep Justin (4.5)

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

        Surely Justin's selling value would be higher than 4.5?

        I'd go B anyway

        1. Garam MOSALAH
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yep 4.6
          Thanks

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

      Which move looks best here guys over the next couple of weeks?
      A) Kane to vardy/watkins
      B) Kane and son - kdb and vardy/Watkins
      C) Kane, soucek, James - Watkins, kdb, targett
      D) son - grealish

      Mccarthy button
      Chilwell James ayling Taylor mitchell
      Mané Bruno son soucek bissouma
      DCL Kane Bamford

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        B

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

          Should be obvious, but vardy or Watkins?!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Vardy for me till GW13 atleast.

    • ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      4.4 ITB, used my FT on Trent to Cancelo but hits are fine here.

      What's the optimal play?

      Martinez
      Cancelo Lamptey James
      Salah* Foden* Son Grealish
      Wilson* Kane DCL

      Steer Coufal Burke* Mitchell*

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Foden > Bruno

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

          Looks good, do you think it's a better move than Foden -> Ziyech, then next gw Son -> KDB?

          Although the way the season is going I'm not sure there is point in planning even one week ahead!

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Like both moves.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Foden to Ziyech

        If Wilson is injured too then sell him for Bamford/Antonio.

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

      Any PVA owners here? Got 5.5 to spend on a defender. Fixtures look good.

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

        O/

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

        cack defence, cack attack, injury risk, guy is swimming against the tide to justify his price with so many good options

      3. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I've got him. Looked good the other week.

    • Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What do we recon, Werner or Jesus? Werner feels safer but those man city fixtures are waving at me

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

        Aguero might be fit for the Spurs game. Jesus is a trap

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

          This, go Werner of those

        2. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I'll probably be waiting a week anyway so will keep an eye on the aguero news.

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

      I really only see one good fixture when looking at United's next three (WBA, sou, whu). Isn't it a bit kneejerky to bring in Bruno over the likes of Sterling (tot, BUR, FUL). Salah will replace either one after GW11. I know Bruno has a good away form, but both SOU and WHU have a decent defence. WBA looked solid vs Spurs as well.

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

        Bruno has been smashing it in terms of points since he arrived in the Prem, not just in the last few.

        170 points in 21 games is an unbelievable effort, I don't think it is kneejerky, he is cheaper than the other premiums and is right at the top since he arrived.

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

          Underlying stats are worrying imo

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

            Which ones in particular

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

              Shots inside the box is one

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

                Not really concerned by this. We are about 25 games in and he's shown his inclination to shoot from distance or play progressive balls moreso than advance on goal and shoot himself. This is fairly normal for him. I would be much more concerned by really poor stats relating to assist potential

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

            Overlying stats get points.

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

              Huh?

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

        Sou is literally the perfect game for united

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

          High line?

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

            Unless Ralf changes his tactical which he won't

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

              Hmmm

      3. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I think it's easy to find reasons not to own Bruno with so many high end midfield options. He is a no-brainer pick though. I've had him from the start of the season and every couple weeks he delivers a 10+ point haul.

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Assuming we know that Salah has tested negative on Thursday but he still misses the Leicester game would you keep him on the bench for a week or sell?

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

        Then keep

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

      Best Saiss replacement for Max 5.3? Have Zouma, Lamptey and Taylor

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cresswell

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

        I did Saiss to Coufal.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell back just in time to get injured in the last friendly

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

        😀

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

      Sterling (GW10 pick) or Bruno (GW9 pick)? Money no issue as the player is a placeholder for Salah (GW 12 pick)

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

        B

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

          It is doing my head in

      2. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Spurs might be without any RB against City.
        Dok has covid ans Aurier seems injured.

        So that could prove interesting for sterling

    • sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Great, great article indeed.

      What would you lads do here — considering I took a hit already? WC? At first glance, I'd like to do it: I want Werner, Zyiech, maybe Watkins. That said, those aren't too many changes, which might make it worth holding instead. What do you suggest, please?

      Mendy (4.0)
      Chilwell*, Lamptey, KWP (Dallas, Mitchell*)
      Bruno, James Rodríguez, Grealish, Salah* (Harrison)
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

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

        I think maybe hold the WC? There'll come a time when you really need it but I don't think that's right now.

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

          Thank you for that, mate.

          Yeah, I am indeed inclined to do that. My only concern is that I am perhaps being *too* cautious, and that I might end up not even activating it while I could have avoided hits.

          Still, thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts! Means a lot.

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Good afternoon! Currently sitting on this for GWK 9 with 1FT and 0.5itb.
      Fabianksi (shu)
      Digne (ful) - Massuaku (shu) - PVA (bur) - Kilman (SOU)
      Fernandes (WBA) - Ziyech (new) - Zaha (bur)
      DCL (ful) - Kane (MCI) - Watkins (BHA)
      (Steele - Ayling - Anguissa - Salah)

      Should I -
      A) Hold
      B) Anguissa + Kane > Jota + Jesus (-4)

      B would allow to bench Kilman and play Jota. Feel like Kane > Jesus could work with the fixture swing too?

      Thanks

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

        I'd hold personally.

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

        Hold

    • Trilly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      How do you get that view of the points your team has gotten in previous fixtures like in the screenshot above?

      1. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Been wondering this myself! The additional fixtures looks very helpful too.

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

        Captain:

        A) Bruno
        B) DCL

        Bookies have Man U scoring 3 or more goals at 5/4, Everton scoring 3 or more is at 5/2...........should that make the decision an easy one in favour of Bruno?

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

          I think so. I have Bruno(C) and DCL(V).

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

          The best way to pick a captain is to avoid whoever I pick. If it were not for Captains, especially Triple-Captains, I would be a top-50 player globally.

          I am picking...7&#@!$ this week. But it will be either Bruno or DCL.

          I have been basing my decisions on Bookies generally. I am the Ed Woodward of picking Captains.

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

            please dont pick bruno

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

        Would love to hear fabio' thoughts on why he's favoring kdb over Bruno going forward

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

          Fixtures, surely

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

        I know some people rub each other up the wrong way on here sometimes but this place is a serious refuge from the personal & political crap people are constantly throwing at each other on most sites. Give me a RMT over a twitter post any day!

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

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

        1.8itb 1ft

        Opinions please?