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My FPL Gameweek 9 transfer plans and whether I’ll be keeping or selling Salah

Three-time top 5k finisher Az reveals his current Gameweek 9 plans in his latest Pro Pundits column.


So after my article last week, I’m back to give my thoughts about the, quite frankly, chaotic international break and what it means for my own team going forward.

I’m writing this on Tuesday evening and I currently have three “flags” in my team: Ben Chilwell (£6.0m), Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m). This could all change in the next few days but I’m feeling quite lucky, as I know plenty of managers have the likes of Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) and even Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) and are sweating on their fitness and availability for the weekend.

It’s a difficult time, and if you’ve made early moves, don’t beat yourself up. While it is generally advisable to wait as long as possible to gather as much information as you can, sometimes price fluctuations mean that you have to take a risk to avoid being “locked out” of the moves that you want to make.

In the October international break, I made some early moves that made me a tidy profit of £0.6m on my team value. Okay, it meant that I had to play the Wildcard the same week when issues started to arise, but I still think that it was an acceptable risk for that kind of team value. It was only the late injury to Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) that really forced my hand, and without that, I’d probably still have it in my pocket.

Those without Wildcards or even Free Hits need to factor this into their decision making, but as always, sometimes the early moves can pay off and set you up nicely for the weeks ahead. I cannot say I wouldn’t have moved early to dump the likes of Alexander-Arnold, Callum Wilson (£6.6m), Mitchell or Danny Ings (£8.3m), who we are all fairly sure aren’t going to make miraculous recoveries for the next Gameweek.

Is now the right time for some restructuring? 2

Armed with only one free transfer this week, I have shown patience over the international break. In my previous article, I talked up the upcoming potential of the likes of De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) but have yet to make an official move for either player.

Salah’s fitness status is weighing on my mind.


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1,114 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NestorC
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I am keeping Salah. Hope he won't take long. Any info when is he returning?

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      We need NORAD to track his movement like they do for Santa on Christmas Eve.

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

      Back to training on Monday if he can produce a negative test tomorrow.

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

    Support for DCL (C), very cool.

    I'm interested to see what KDB's ownership will be after his 25 points come West Brom and Burnley.

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He is my captain at the moment

  3. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    im completely lost...

    Mendy/Nyland
    James/Coufal/TAA/Mithcell/Dunne
    Salah/Zaha/Foden/Son/Burke
    DCL/Kane/Watkins

    I need to get out TAA, Foden and probably Salah now but don't want to take a -8. I can't rely on bench as none are playing (nightmare)

    A) Free hit
    B) -8 and take out salah, TAA & Foden
    C) -4 and take out TAA & Salah. Hope that Foden gets some minutes
    D) -4 and take out TAA & Foden. Accept that I have one blank in my team and bench salah for next GW.
    E) other - please say if you have a better idea (Yes I've already wildcarded lol)

    1. Mané Fuchs Given
        2 months, 3 days ago

        D) personally - Foden is dead weight and Salah is probably only out for one game, so saves you a -4 and a transfer next week.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Respectfully disagree on Foden, plan on keeping him as part of a KDB Cancelo triple-up from GW 11

      • Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        D and bring in Grealish and maybe Cancelo (to set you up for next 10 GWs)

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

        D if Salah is only 1 week

      • Villan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have a very similar front 8. I'm doing TAA and Foden to Targett and Ziyech (-4) personally

    2. Mané Fuchs Given
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Which wildcard option do you prefer?

        A:
        Martinez, Martin
        Chilwell, Cancelo, Cresswell, Justin, Phillips
        Mane, Grealish, Bruno, Ziyech, Riedewald
        Werner, Bamford, DCL

        B:
        Martinez, Martin
        Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal, Justin, Phillips
        Mane, Grealish, Bruno, Ziyech, Riedewald
        Vardy, Bamford, DCL

        Would do Mane > Salah when he's back.

        Cheers

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          B, I like coufal and vardy as picks

        2. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          So Cresswell and Werner vs Coufal and Vardy?
          Vardy.

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

          B. I prefer Vardy to Werner.

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

          B. What's the city plan?

        5. RED_ARMY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Umm so its basically Vardy + Coufal vs Werner + Cresswell? I would prefer Werner + Coufal + KDB (over Bruno)

          1. Mané Fuchs Given
              2 months, 3 days ago

              yep that's it. I'd rather have kept Cresswell but only obvious way to afford Vardy is to downgrade to Coufal. I get your point on KDB and that's a transfer I'd be considering in the future, but Bruno is the man on form right now

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

          I’m unfortunately on a free hit with many injuries, hopefully it can pay off..

          Martinez
          Digne Maguire Van Aanholt
          Rashford Fernandes Ziyech DeBruyne
          Calvert-Lewin Werner Watkins

          Other options are Grealish/Vardy for DeBruyne/Watkins
          How does this look?

          1. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            get maguire out your team. I think I'd want Grealish and Vardy on a FH as well.

            Maybe do Rashford to Grealish and Werner to Vardy

            1. OBAMA
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Target a good pick for this GW as well imo

            2. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              You know United have WBA this week? He can't take out both his United payers lol

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

              Maguire has some serious threat in the box (highest of all defenders).. If anything I would do DeBruyne/Watkins to Grealish/Vardy...

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Telles instead of Maguire

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

              Is Telles okay to play - there were rumours that he had tested positive for Covid again

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

          Bruno ok? Came off early yday...

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes, tactical sub.

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

              Ok, great.

        8. niaz1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Help
          Current line up after FT used
          McCarthy
          Cresswell Zouma Justin
          Salah* Son Barkley JRod Zaha
          Kane Watkins

          Subs: Steer Wilson* Mitchell* Dallas

          I've got £2.6 ITB do I take a -4 pts for Salah or Wilson looks unclear, or hold until pressers?
          If a hit, Salah to who, if wilson, i am thinking martial?

          1. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'm holding off til pressers. Reckon I'll end up benching Salah

            1. niaz1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah i am thinking hold now i've taken a deep breath!
              If Wilson is looking unlikely what do you think of wilson to martial? Will eat into that budget though.

        9. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Whats the more likely clean sheet: WHU away at SHU or BUR home against CRY?

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            West Ham

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

            WHU away at SHU I think

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

            I'm playing PVA ahead of Coufal

          4. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Palace.

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

          If Salah tests positive tomorrow, he’s out for 2 PL games?

          1. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Not necessarily, but it would definitely increase the probability of it.

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I reckon he got a large viral dose at the wedding so he probably still has it

        11. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Which move looks best?
          A) son, bissouma, Kane - grealish, kdb, watkins
          B) son and Kane - kdb and vardy

          In A, soucek would move from my 7th to 8th attacker

          1. In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            a

        12. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          On WC, which of these tantalising options would you prioritise?

          DCL or Zaha?

          PVA or Cancelo?

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

            DCL and cancelo

            1. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I agree, but the threat of Cancelo being rotated is really putting me off. You just know Pep will make him sit for at least one of those plum home fixtures.

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Sure, but he’s probably not going to make a cameo and that’s when your 4.5 bench defender comes in

          2. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            DCL
            Cancelo (I'd get Dias tho for the security of starts.)

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

            That's a bale alright.

          4. ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            DCL Cancelo. other 2 not even remotely on my radar

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

          Oh ffs what’s happened to my captain Richarlison now

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

            I think it was a ball dispute, he went over the top, if my foot was stuck it might have even broken my ankle, but I think it wasn’t bad, he tried to steal the ball and ended up missing the boat.

        14. RED_ARMY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Just realized that if Werner had been on pens from the start of the season he would potentially be standing at 7 goals and 2 assists currently. What a difference that could've made.

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

            If my auntie had a XXX she'd be my uncle

          2. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I don't think life works like that mate

        15. OLLY G
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Interested on peoples opinions please.

          (A) Bamford or Watkins?

          (B) How "essential" is Grealish?

          (C) What is the maximum injury lay off time you would hold TAA for?

          Thanks all.

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Bamford

            Not essential but his fixtures are great so fantastic option

            So expensive not delivering, fixtures not great. I am selling. See question below!

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

            A. Watkins
            B ESSENTIAL
            C. Any time is too long

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

            In the short term Watkins
            I don't have him either , Grealish , will come in soon enough though. So at least get one of the two soonest , depending on your team structure,

            TAA needs to go now

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Meant I have Watkins not Grealish

          4. Villan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Watkins short term looks better, but long term I prefer Bamford

            I think Freakish is one of the best players in the game with great fixtures. Not essential but prefer him to Watkins

            I wouldn't hold TAA any longer. I'm getting out as part of my first hit, to use the money in attack

        16. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Best replacement for TAA.

          A. Reece James
          B. Chillwell
          C. Bellerin
          D. Cancelo
          E. Other

          1. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Defo B.

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

            Chilly easily

        17. Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          salah barnes and son

          who to keep and who to sell ?

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Keep salah

            Sell son if you have Kane

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              yes i have kane
              what about barnes?

              so, son and barnes -> bruno and grealish?

              1. n-doggg
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Nice moves

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

            Keep Mo, sell Barnes, keep 1 Spur

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              kane or son?

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

                Son easier to shift to a Bruno or Kev so him if you have the funds

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

            Sell anyone but don't sell Barnes

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              why? 🙂

              last game he was benched and next game is liver away!

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Will not be benched against Liverpool , great couple of fixtures ahead. You kept him this long do not lose him for the haul

          4. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Barnes benched last Leicester game, doesn't seem nailed on

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              yes
              so son and barnes -> grealish and bruno

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

                Like it, I did Barnes to Grealish for a hit last week and haven't looked back

        18. Saka_me_sideways
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Is it just me, or is anyone else quite glad of the chaos with fixture swings and injuries?
            I feel like this is the time when the cream starts rises to the top and those of us that had bad starts, but not for want of trying actual start to overtake the dead teams and the so-called casuals

            1. n-doggg
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Change is always good in my view from a FPL perspective

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

              Fingers crossed but not optimistic

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

              Loving it , love every whinge

            4. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Love your team name too

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Ha! Thanks man.

                  You’ve got some impressive finishes btw, fair play. Best of luck this season.

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    lol 1 impressive finish really but Saka stay with the plan Arsenal on the way up , keep the faith 🙂

                    1. Saka_me_sideways
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        I’m actually a Saints fan... This was just the first name I thought of that made me chuckle.
                        Do have a soft spot for arsenal though, big fan of Henry back in the day but who wasn’t (unless you’re Irish).

                • NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    I think it'll make things more interesting as people need to think outside the box a little more and have to make bigger decisions. Still naturally devolves into a line of similar action at one point for a lot (Salah to Bruno, TAA to Chilwell, etc.) but it still changes things up and those decisions then mean Salah has a lower ownership and people have to decide when and/or how to get him back in (and a good performance from Bruno can make that a more difficult decision).

                    1. Saka_me_sideways
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Absolutely, and that’s was kinda the point I was getting to.
                        Anyone can change to the most “fashionable” players at anytime.
                        But people that have put a bit of thought in won’t need to take hits galore to achieve that.
                        Same with DGW’s at the end of the season, prior planning always helps imo. Winging it only gets you so far... that’s what I preach anyway, but I’m still rubbish at this game haha!

                        1. NateDogsCats
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Definitely, but let's be honest a large part of FPL is luck more than anything, I have a squad with 11 players + a GK and if it sticks that way (which I think it should as I don't think I have any playing tonight, excepting possible covid cases appearing) I should be good to roll my FT as I've got a good few players I want but I'm not sure who I'm willing to let go of, and patience in general has done me well this season with most players that didn't kick on immediately. Tables and leagues will definitely be shaken up over the next few weeks that's for sure, this is the first year in a while where I'm making a big effort to do well and weirdly enough that actually means with the extra planning and keeping an open mind I'm actually making less transfers than usual and looking at the longer game more often, but I've been clinging around just behind the top few of my leagues so I'm hoping these few weeks might help me catch up like yourself!

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

                        It's an opportunity to overcome the more-fortunate people from the early season:

                        My terrible sins were:

                        (1) I had Aubameyang! and Captained Once
                        (2) I had TAA! and Captained Once
                        (3) I had Werner not King Kane to start the season!
                        (4) I sold Son when Mourinho said he was injured for "several weeks"
                        (5) I once owned Martial, Greenwood, Saiss, Dier, Ramsdale and Eagan

                        For a brief moment, I ranked about 4.0M! Now much better.

                        1. Saka_me_sideways
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            I don’t think owning Auba or TAA are terrible sins.
                            But yeah, I fell into the Werner trap at the start even after saying it was madness to pick an unproven foreign striker.

                            Son to Bruno GW2 will haunt me for the rest of my life... it’s even in the back of my head when thinking about shipping son this week!

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

                        A) Coufal and cash
                        B) Cresswell and a little bit less cash
                        C) Cancel and no cash

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

                          Depends on what you do with the cash - I went Coufal

                        2. Captain_Shirokov
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          B

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

                          B

                        4. King Kohli
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          A
                          Cash is always handy to upgrade in attack

                      • Captain_Shirokov
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        A) Robertson (LEI) to Dias (tot)
                        B) Save and do next week

                        1. King Kohli
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          If you have no other transfers planned for next gw, I'd go with B.

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

                          If Robbo fit would probably keep for now unless the alternative is burning a FT

                      • King Kohli
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Which of these would you get this gw?

                        A. Dias
                        B. Coufal

                        Will get the other one next gw if all goes well.

                        1. n-doggg
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          B looks great but rotation risk too high for me

                          1. King Kohli
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Coufal is nailed on I believe.
                            Masuaku could drop out on the other wing if Wham revert to a back 4

                            1. n-doggg
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Sorry, for some reason I read cancelo!

                              1. NULL-X-VOID
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Mendy is said to be injured, 50% to play

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

                          B this week and A next

                          1. King Kohli
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Thanks mate

                      • n-doggg
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Thoughts on my current team, 2FTs and 0.4 itb

                        Will hold Salah if he’s just out for one game. Planning on doing downgrading TAA to then allow Son to Sterling or KDB for the following GW

                        Ryan
                        TAA, dier, kwp, Taylor, Ferguson
                        Salah, Bruno, son, grealish, Bissouma
                        Dcl, Werner, adams

                        Sound good? Or other priorities?

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

                          Looks like a plan

                        2. King Kohli
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Sounds good

                      • Malinwa
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        What about Saïss? Is 100% benched for now?

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

                          Coady might or might not be fit and I think I heard Kilman's father passed away so Saiss could well play next time, but in the longer term he needs to go I reckon.

                        2. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Could easily play as Coady & Kilman have issues to deal with.

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

                        anyone considering Vardy captain against a non existent Liv defence?

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

                          I'd be tempted (if I had him)

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

                          I won't have him this week but I think it's a good shout. Against highlines is where Vardy shines

                        3. King Kohli
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Its either him or Bruno this week for me I reckon.

                        4. Chris_H
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          It's still entirely possible 4 of the back 5 this week could be Alisson, Robbo, Matip and Fabinho - I don't think we'll suddenly become Fulham

                        5. NateDogsCats
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Yup although even before the extra injuries I settled on that. Was tempted to do it against Leeds and didn't so I'm just going for it now.

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

                          Pretty sure I'm going to join the Vardy party next week, just seems odd as he's not usually in my thinking. Anyone else in this situation?

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

                            Maybe in for Harry for me next week

                            1. Villan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              This is what I'm thinking. Maybe with a (-4) to take Son to KDB

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

                                I'll maybe keep a single Spur, haven't decided which yet though. Could do your moves for free over 2 weeks.

                                1. Villan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 3 days ago

                                  Yeah I could wait on the Son to KDB move. Just think Son vs Chelsea is bad, will see how things go

                        7. Klip Klopp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          If Chilwell doesn't play then I can't field 11. Worth taking a hit to field 11?

                          MArtinez
                          Coufal / Lamptey / Chilwell* / Kilman
                          Son / Grealish / Zaha
                          DCL (c) / Werner / Kane

                          Bench: Forster, Salah, Stephens, Douglas

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

                            Depends who you get in - either way I'd wait till Friday.

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

                            Chilwell is going to play.

                        8. Debauchy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          So all the raving about Vardy and granted he has a real good run of games.

                          But this is to the Barnes owners , hold FGS

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

                            Under/Maddison posing a real threat to his minutes, it is still an easy swap to Grealish who is looking like a must

                            1. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Barnes our left , no threat at all

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

                            I'll always be grateful for the 18 pointer (?) near the end of last year.

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

                            Personally I see them as very different options.

                            Vardy - proven, reliable goalscorer on pens. Not many other big hitting strikers/Kane placeholders.

                            Barnes - unreliable finisher, no set pieces, others could take his place, much better options at his price.

                            Just my opinion

                            1. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Yes no Barnes in , but if you have held all this time surely you don't sell now

                              1. Villan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                I can see that point, depends on your squad.

                                If you don't have Grealish or possibly Ziyech I'd move on. And if you can turn him into a KDB or Bruno then even more so

                        9. ElliotJHP
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Egyptian football Association Announces that Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny swabs still test positive for COVID-19, hence both will remain in self-isolation. it came after swab tests concluded today.

                          - Eslam Magdy on Twitter

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

                            Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That's Elneny (TC) out the window.

                            1. ZimZalabim
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              This and the Kolasinac news

                              Absolutely devastating

                          2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Doesn't really impact whether he'll be able to play this weekend, of course, but will mean this rumbles into next GW. I'm guessing there will still be a couple of opportunities for Salah to return a positive test next week, by which time he'll have completed his 10 day isolation period. I'm benching and hoping for a positive update next week.

                            1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              A negative test, even!

                            2. n-doggg
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              What are the rules here, is there and isolation period extended after another positive?

                              1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Think earlier reports suggested that he'd have another swab within 4/5 days of previous positive test. So could mean that he gets tested again Monday and then sometime later in the week - hopefully before the Saturday!

                              2. abhirup780
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Median time of getting a negative RT-PCR test from the day of onset of symptoms (mild symptoms in this case probably starting on 12th or 13th Nov) is around 7-10 days. So I'd say he will have around 50% chance of getting a negative result on 21st Nov. There is no use of getting repeated tests every alternate day.

                        10. n-doggg
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Salah just tested positive again according to multiple sources

                          2FTs and money itb - worth making a straight swap for Mane in the short term?

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

                            Even if he has is that still just 1 game out? If so I wouldn't bother (but I am a dullard)

                            1. NateDogsCats
                                2 months, 3 days ago

                                Could be 2 depending on whether he continues to test positive into the weekend or develops symptoms, although that's more likely only because he might not exactly be match fit.

                            2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              Sad times, probably time to say bye to Mo.

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

                              Doomed

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

                            Double City defence version of WC draft:

                            McCarthy (4.0)
                            Castagne* Targett Coufal (Cancelo Dias)
                            KDB Bruno Grealish Soucek (Salah)
                            DCL Bamford Adams

                            *if cleared fit

                            Thoughts?

                          3. Sz21
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 3 days ago

                            Salah news doesn't sound good.
                            What move(s) would you make? May take a hit but also may WC soon.
                            1. Podence -> Grealish.
                            2. Son -> Fernandes/Rashford(c).
                            3. Salah -> Fernandes/Rashford (c).

                            McCarthy.
                            Justin, Ayling, Cancelo, Chilwell.
                            Barkley, Podence, Son.
                            DCL, Jimenez, Kane.
                            Button, Mitchell, Salah, Bissouma.
                            1ft, 3.8m ITB.

                            1. DannyDrinkVodka
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              3 with Bruno

                            2. MESSINHO
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 3 days ago

                              I'll probably make 3 and get Salah back on GW12.