Frisking the Fixtures

Who has the best and worst upcoming FPL fixtures?

Our frisk of the fixtures sees us assess the Premier League clubs with the strongest and weakest runs of league matches over the coming weeks – in theory, at least.

Our primary focus in this article will again be on a six-Gameweek lookahead but we will scrutinise the longer-term prospects where appropriate.

Just what constitutes a ‘good’ fixture is open for debate in 2020/21, with the proverbial freak results seemingly happening on a regular basis in the opening two months of the campaign.

But even taking into account the frequency of these on-paper shocks, the forthcoming schedules for the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur do leap off the page for different reasons.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that our colour-coded Season Ticker, which is the primary source for this piece, has had another tweak over the international break: a match against high-flying Spurs, for instance, is now a darker shade of red, while Burnley join fellow strugglers Fulham and West Bromwich Albion at the opposite end of the scale.

Last month we made functionality improvements to the ticker on our home page, too, with ‘drag and drop’ returning and the ability to remove a Gameweek added.

THE STRONG

ASTON VILLA

Next six: BHA | whu | NEW | wol | BUR | wba

Just when we thought the wheels were starting to come off the Aston Villa bandwagon, Dean Smith’s troops go and thump an Arsenal side who boasted the league’s best defensive record heading into Gameweek 8.

The Villans’ upcoming run of games, particularly at home, presents them with a great opportunity to continue their momentum.

Dean Smith’s outfit sit top of our Season Ticker from now until Boxing Day, with Brighton and Hove Albion, Newcastle United, Burnley and Crystal Palace up next for Villa on their own turf and struggling West Bromwich Albion awaiting in Gameweek 15.

All but Palace of those teams are in the bottom eight in the Premier League table.

An improved West Ham United and a typically solid Wolves might be tougher nuts to crack for Jack Grealish (£7.5m) and co on the road but then we thought that of Arsenal, who were comprehensively put to the sword by Smith’s side a fortnight ago.

Villa’s fixtures rotate well with those of Leicester City up until Christmas, should any FPL manager be considering a way to navigate those trickier tests: the Foxes are at home to Fulham and Brighton when the Villans head to West Ham and Wolves.

Given that Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal have already been despatched by Smith’s troops, however, rotation carries its own risks.

MANCHESTER CITY

Next six:  tot | BUR | FUL | mun | WBA | sou

A “mixed bag” would perhaps sum up Manchester City’s medium-term schedule.

Their next five away fixtures are certainly far from straightforward: as well as a cross-city derby against a Manchester United side that have beaten them three times in the last 12 months, Pep Guardiola’s troops also have to face Spurs, Southampton, Everton and Chelsea – all of whom are in the top seven at present.

It’s the upcoming run at the Etihad that has got many Fantasy managers salivating, however, with three of the bottom four up next for the Citizens.

Guardiola won’t be losing any sleep over the visits of Newcastle, Brighton and Crystal Palace, either, which follow between Gameweeks 15 and 19.

Probably the main worry will be over rotation. It’s inevitable with Guardiola, especially when the fixtures pile up – and this upcoming period is certainly congested, with City having to juggle 13 games in league and cup in little over 40 days.

The concern will be over Guardiola opting to rest his star performers in the ‘easier’ games against the likes of Burnley and Fulham, matches in which many Fantasy managers will be handing armbands to Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m).

The good news is that City are already well on their way to qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League: a point against Olympiacos next week would see them through, although Guardiola would no doubt also want to despatch Porto between Gameweeks 10 and 11 to ensure top spot in Group C.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Next six: CHE | cry | avl | WBA | lee | FUL

Callum Wilson (£6.6m) faces a race against time to be fit for the visit of Chelsea this weekend but, given the more winnable games ahead in December, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Steve Bruce avoid taking a risk on his star striker.

Wilson’s importance to Newcastle’s cause is evidenced in the fact that he has already matched the goal tally of the Magpies’ top scorer in 2019/20, even if three of his six strikes have come from the spot.

And he’ll face some accommodating defences next month, with all three newly promoted clubs facing Bruce’s troops in Gameweeks 12 to 14.

West Brom, Leeds and Fulham are in the bottom four for goals conceded this season, with just four clean sheets between them in a combined 24 matches.

Gameweek 10 opponents Crystal Palace haven’t recorded a shut-out since the opening weekend of 2020/21, meanwhile.

From a defensive perspective, West Brom and Fulham are scoring at a rate of less than a goal per game.

The Magpies’ cut-price defenders – wing-back Jamal Lewis (£4.3m) is now one of the cheapest starters among players in his Fantasy position – are decent punts for Gameweeks 12 and 14 at the very least, then, although they quickly cease to become appealing options from Boxing Day onwards.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Next six: WBA | sou | whu | MCI | shu | LEE

Does Gameweek 9 really constitute a favourable fixture swing for Manchester United or is their upcoming schedule, in the words of professional listener-baiter Adrian Durham, “all that”?

A home game with West Bromwich Albion is certainly among the pick of the matches from a Fantasy perspective this weekend, particularly as third meets first at Anfield and Spurs entertain Manchester City.

Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) is consequently the second-most-popular purchase of Gameweek 9, with many FPL managers offloading the unavailable Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) in the process.

Beyond the visit of the Baggies, the picture is a little murkier.

No Premier League side has conceded fewer goals (six) than Southampton or West Ham over the last six Gameweeks, with clean sheets arriving in seven of those combined 12 matches.

The small matter of a Manchester derby follows in Gameweek 12, although the subsequent double-header against Leeds United and Sheffield United offers more hope: those two sides have conceded on 31 occasions between them already this season.

The Blades are also the only Premier League side without a clean sheet in 2020/21.

Despite our caveats about United’s Gameweek 10 and 11 fixtures, Fernandes’ away form is something to consider: he has yet to blank on the road since moving to England in January.

ALSO CONSIDER

Were this fixture analysis only concerned with the next three Gameweeks, then Everton (ful | LEE | bur | CHE | lei | ARS) and Crystal Palace (bur | NEW | wba | TOT | whu | LIV) would be right at the very top of this article.

The two clubs are first and second in our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 9-11 and don’t meet a single top-half side between them in that time, with teams currently sitting in 13th or below providing the opposition.

Fulham, West Brom and Leeds are all in the bottom four for goals conceded this season, while Burnley are still winless – although the Clarets, now with the fit-again Ben Mee (£4.9m) and James Tarkowski (£5.4m) back at centre-half, have been showing more signs of resilience of late, keeping clean sheets in two of their last four matches and only narrowly losing out to Spurs in Gameweek 6.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) has provided a steady drip-feed of points all season and with Everton getting bodies back from injury and suspension just in time for this upcoming triple-header, the prospects look positive for FPL’s most-owned forward.

Even when the schedule takes a turn for the worse in Gameweek 12, Calvert-Lewin’s previous for picking up attacking returns against the likes of Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United bodes well for the tougher tests ahead.

Patience will likely be near-exhausted with a defence that is without a clean sheet in seven Gameweeks, however, and the fixture swing in mid-December will likely be the final nail in the coffin for their backline’s FPL prospects.

Palace are on exactly the same run without a shut-out but their next three opponents are all in the bottom three for shots in the box in 2020/21, so Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) and co may find some belated joy before their own fixtures nosedive in Gameweek 12.

Leicester City‘s (liv | FUL | shu | BHA | EVE | tot) schedule from Gameweeks 10-13 is eye-catching enough but it could be argued that their favourable run starts this weekend at Anfield, given that Liverpool’s squad is so badly decimated by injury and illness.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) will certainly be eyeing up a severely under-strength Liverpool backline with keen interest, although the Reds will still possess enough firepower to make the Foxes’ chances of a clean sheet look slim.

Even ignoring the personnel shortage at the back, Jurgen Klopp’s side have already got one of the worst defensive records in the top flight: just one clean sheet has arrived in the first eight Gameweeks, with 16 goals flying in at the wrong end.

Fulham, Sheffield United, Brighton and Everton are, like Liverpool, also in the bottom eight for goals conceded.

Leicester’s next five opponents have kept just two clean sheets between them in the last six Gameweeks, both of which arrived in home games against sides in the bottom three.

And at the other end of the pitch, Fulham and Sheffield United are scoring at a rate of less than one goal per game.

While many of us are offloading their players because of unavailability issues, it should be said that Liverpool (LEI | bha | WOL | ful | TOT | cry) sit top of our Season Ticker if we take the liberty to extend the lookahead to ten Gameweeks.

An injury crisis and a loss of form at the back will see interest in the Reds’ defence remain modest for now but it shouldn’t be forgotten that Jurgen Klopp’s side are still first or second for attempts on goal, shots in the box, efforts on target and big chances this season.

Their next three at home are tougher tests, even if 63 unbeaten league games at Anfield says much about their recent dominance on Merseyside.

While they’re a bit of a footnote in this article and not flavour of the month in the FPL community at present, the Reds will continue to feature prominently in this series over the Christmas period.

THE WEAK

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Next six: MCI | che | ARS | cry | liv | LEI

There’s only one place to start this look at the clubs with less-than-favourable schedules.

The ‘form versus fixtures’ conundrum is causing a few headaches for owners of Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m), FPL’s two highest points scorers.

Having been top of our Season Ticker in the opening two months of the campaign, Spurs now drop to the very bottom when we look at their next half-dozen games.

Four ‘big six’ clubs and top-of-the-table Leicester are to come for the Lilywhites between now and Christmas, with a Scrooge-like Wolves defence to follow on Boxing Day.

There’s an argument to suggest that Son and Kane might enjoy the counter-attacking approach that Jose Mourinho will no doubt employ against the likes of City and Liverpool, given that they ran riot in away games at Southampton and Manchester United earlier this season – although a suicidal high line from the Saints and the Red Devils going down to ten men after 28 minutes are obvious disclaimers.

Mourinho-led Spurs hadn’t enjoyed much success against the high-flyers in the early days of the new regime, with defeats to United, Chelsea (twice) and Liverpool arriving in the winter of 2019/20.

A win over ten-man Manchester City in February of this year also owed much to good fortune, although there were more encouraging displays against Leicester and Arsenal in the post-lockdown era.

Kane and Son will no doubt continue to pick up returns over the coming weeks but given that Spurs assets aren’t really stand-out captaincy options again until Gameweek 16, there will be plenty of us questioning our Tottenham double-ups and triple-ups.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Next six: SOU | ars | liv | AVL | CHE | bur

A Wolves attack already struggling for goals and quality chances will have their work cut out between now and New Year.

Home fixtures against Southampton and Aston Villa would have been appealing last season but those two in-form clubs sit fourth and sixth in the Premier League table at present.

They, along with Wolves themselves, have registered a joint-high four clean sheets in the opening eight Gameweeks of 2020/21.

Arsenal (Gameweek 8 aside) and Chelsea have also made big strides from a defensive perspective of late, with the Blues keeping clean sheets in three of their last five league games and the Gunners resolute until the Villa horror show.

At the other end of the pitch, five of Wolves’ next seven opponents are in the top seven for goals scored this season.

Max Kilman (£4.3m) et al will have to work a lot harder for their defensive returns, then, although the fact remains that no Premier League side has kept more clean sheets than Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops since the beginning of February.

FULHAM 

Sharp rescues blunt Blades as Mitrovic suffers nightmare outing

Next six: EVE | lei | mci | LIV | BHA | new

While the Gameweek 9 visit of an Everton side without a clean sheet in seven matches perhaps bodes well for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.7m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), the truth of the matter is that Fulham have scored just seven goals in their opening eight games despite being top of our Season Ticker for ‘attack’ in that time.

There isn’t really a worse run of games over the next four Gameweeks than the one Fulham have to endure, even if Liverpool are shipping more goals than we’d expect and Manchester City aren’t scoring as many as anticipated.

There’s a bit of respite in mid-December but in truth, the poor run drags on even longer beyond that and, given that six of their seven goals and their only clean sheet came against sides also in the bottom six, the Cottagers have “avoid” written all over them.

BURNLEY

Next six: CRY | mci | EVE | ars | avl | WOL

While Fulham won’t be giving their upcoming opponents any nightmares, a streetwise Burnley side may be a tougher prospect.

The Clarets’ forthcoming fixture run, which includes meetings with attack-minded teams such as Manchester City, Everton and Aston Villa, is probably enough to deter fresh investment in the likes of Nick Pope (£5.4m), despite a decent-looking Gameweek 9 fixture against Crystal Palace.

Sean Dyche’s side could still have a big say in FPL matters, however, with their defence starting to look more like their old selves since the October international break.

We saw a free-scoring Spurs side struggle to break down their opponents at Turf Moor in Gameweek 6, while the Clarets have registered clean sheets in two of their last four games.


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1,160 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Currently on WC.

    A Bruno + Bamford
    B Vardy + Foden

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A both will play

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

      Foden isn’t desirable in any aspect.

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

    Looks like Southgate will get his win and won't be lynched by the British Media tomorrow.

    Redcard for Iceland it's time to take off Grealish and Kane.

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

      It’s the same vicious cycle as solskjaer at united

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

      *English. No-one else in Britain would care if he lost.

      I like your persistence though 😉

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        English? Can you explain?

        I like how you say no-one in Britain would care if he lost. Did you ask everyone in Britain or is that just your opinion?

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Black Knights if you don't like the term British Media feel free to contact the Independent and let us know how you get on.

          https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/british-media

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

            I don’t like or dislike it.

          2. doher.ty
              3 months, 8 days ago

              chill bro

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Tell that to the trolls around here who try to correct people. We shouldn't accept trolls.

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

            The Scottish and Welsh press would barely report on a defeat for England, let alone lynch Southgate for one.

            But I was joking as I noticed the same thing came up earlier! Hence the wink.

            1. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Ah right. It's just that Scotland and Wales isn't in England so you can't describe the Scottish and Welsh Media as English.
              Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England form what's called the United Kingdom.

              Sadly the two Englishman who replied before clearly didn't know the Geography of their own country. Embarrassing for them.

              1. Brehmeren
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                But Scotland and Wales are part of Britain, and their press is British. And they don't give a feck about England's national team. They would cheer, rather than lynch Southgate. Which is Black Knight's point.

                1. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  True but the media in England refer to themselves as the British Media as Ive shown in the link above.

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

                * Northern Ireland

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

                I think you’re getting lost in your own aggravation. We’ve explained very simply and amicably how the rest of Britain would take an English defeat.

                You are fixated with this ‘British media’ term for some reason, but you should relax.

                1. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  You are fixated with the term English media and even more fixated in wanting to correct others and be right. You responded to my post not the other way around. I'd say you have the aggravation, I'm simply defending myself against a troll.

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

                  Black Knights you wrote

                  'But I was joking as I noticed the same thing came up earlier! Hence the wink.'

                  This is not amicable behaviour, by your own admission you trolled me.

                  1. PepSala
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Bro chill

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Both Sun and LiverpoolEcho now reporting Salah will miss the Brighton game as well.

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        so a -4 becomes a -2 amortized over two games, I'm going for it.

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

        I mean I wouldn’t wipe my arse with the sun let alone trust anything they write.

        Still holding for now

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

        It seems logical that he’ll miss that game

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Well, his price has already dropped once, so no need to hurry now. But if that is correct info, there is no point to keep him imo.

      5. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I couldn't find Echo reporting that.

      6. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Is the premier league 10-day quarantine rule for the first day of positive test, or the last day one tested positive? If it's the former, brighton may be within reach if he recovers fast enough. Sun seems to use the latter definition.

        1. NejiHyuuga01
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Quarantine is not a matter of recovery but the reason for it is not to spread the virus to others. It is logical that the quarantine stands after the last positive because they say the virus can be spread some days after the infected tests negative.

      7. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        When did the Sun ever get anything to do with Liverpool wrong?

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

        Not confirmed yet by any means. What if his next test comes back negative.

        I'm on a WC and have sold Salah btw

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pukki scores!!! (But too little, too late)

    5. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Lukaku is such a monster for Belgium.

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

        International football is a joke

        1. Wirbelwind
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I find it hilarious how he shrugs off defenders trying to push or pull him as if they aren't there

    6. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Any Rashford news, is he back in training /?

    7. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Arsenal have been dealt a double blow with the news that Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny are set to miss Sunday’s trip to Leeds United after testing positive for COVID-19.

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

        Sounds more like a bonus than a blow.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          🙂

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        & Willian

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

          Triple win.

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

        Bad news for Leeds - it would be better for them if they played.

    8. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Will you sell Salah if he misses two game weeks? Yes or No?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        100% yee

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

        Sold when he missed one. Got 12.2 for it. Will likely get him back for under 12 by the time we get to Fulham.

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

          I had bench to cover and wasn't going to take -4 and one extra transfer to get him back for .1 sales value.

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Gone already, waits the pressers for value to disappear down plug hole, already -41 🙂

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I think Yes. He has Wolves after those two. On the other hand he is red flagged now on fpl and expected back for Brighton game.

      5. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        1 GW, no
        2 GW, yes

      6. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes, cant afford 12+ on the bench

    9. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      In view of fixture would you do foden to James for a hit ? Thanks

    10. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah to who? or bench if only out one week?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Bruno for me and captain him

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Definitely fit after going off at HT yesterday?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Haven't read to suggest otherwise

    11. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Chilwell on the bench, or just “in the squad”?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Bench

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Ta

    12. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Foden G

    13. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Paul Robinson claims it is a “massive boost” for West Ham to have Michail Antonio back in full training.

      The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed David Moyes’s side have “really missed” the 30-year-old attacker of late.

      “This is massive for West Ham to have him back in contention,” he told Football Insider.

      Antonio owners shall we start celebrating or this news is not good enough?

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        *meant not reliable enough

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

        Yep I’m not really interested until gw12

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          In another news

          West Ham should be careful not to rush Michail Antonio back from injury as hamstring’s can be “very, very touchy”, according to Kevin Campbell.

          Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Arsenal and Everton centre-forward said that David Moyes may start the “amazing” 30-year-old on the bench for the trip to Sheffield United.

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          but I own him so I am interested

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

        I think he’ll be ok. Didn’t Moyes say before GW8 that he was back doing individual training? He’s had another 2 weeks to get fitter.

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          hopefully

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Promising. Want to do Kane to Antonio next week so that would be perfect!

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

      What do you make of this -4?
      Salah and Kane to Fernandes (C) and Watkins?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Who would captain be if no Bruno?

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

          DCL probably!

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Just do salah and roll, Kane could quite easily outscore Watkins this week

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          This, even more so with the -4 involved!

      3. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Kane to Vardy?

    15. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah to Bruno FT or play Podence and bench Salah? Would prob Capt Bruno.

      Martinez
      Chilwell Zouma Robbo
      Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish
      DCL Kane Bamford

      Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        S > B, looks likely missing two prem games, already red flagged.
        Going to be 12m mid week if confirmed?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Is it definitely 2 games? thought it was only the Leicester and CL game?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Tested positive today 2nd, cannot leave Egypt till negative & then the UK ten day isolation.

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Wait till tomoz as only -42 now, but when two announced jump.

    16. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Who do we think is more valuable to keep, Kane or Son?

      I have a love hate relationship with Son but in tougher fixtures Kane has penalties and form for nicking a goal.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        But Son maybe better if playing on the counter..

        Same dilemma

      2. caldracula
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Son to do better vs city then sell

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

        I figure Son has more reliable replacements (Bruno, KdB, Hames, Ziyech) than Kane (Vardy) so I’m keeping Kane.

    17. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      TAA out for a while?

    18. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Lasagna on for The Italians

      *Not even joking

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A lot of layers to that lad.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          A bit cheesy though

    19. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Belgium 4-2 Denmark been a enjoyable game. Courtois 😀

    20. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      De Bruyne warming up for the weekend..

    21. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Time to get back on the Foden train lads, brace tonight

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        And KDB goal/assist
        Last night Dias brace
        City form incoming

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Its not a train

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          One of those small ones in a kids play park

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

        Yes if Pep didn’t stick him out on the left wing he’d be awesome

    22. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      What a comical Courtouis homegoal. Was about to say I didn't find KDB impressive, more tired, and was leaning towards Fernandes. But he still seems to get in an efficient short pass assist and sprint in the open space there for the 4-2 when necessary.

    23. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Iceland go down to 10 men in the 56th minute, but Southgate won't take off Grealish and Kane until the 76th minute despite being 2 goals up. That's a sign of a manager who doesn't believe in himself.

    24. mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      So Salah to Son, KDB or Mane? Already have Bruno, Ziyech and Grealish.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Rashford

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        KDB from those as you’ll need next week

      3. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Kdb

    25. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1.Hungary
      2.Russia
      3.Serbia
      4.Turkey

      Didn’t finish how you’d imagine

    26. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Serbia scored 5 goals and Mitro has a yellow card only contribution 🙂 #Coverage 🙂

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        At least he’s on pens 🙂

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          isn't milivojevic on them? 😀

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I meant for Fulham

    27. janowsc
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      As a Salah owner, you just have to stay positive...

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Just hope Salah doesn’t

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Bu Dum Tish

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Like him.

    28. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah to KDB one week earlier or Salah to Rash (for a hit) and then next week Son to KDB?

      Bottom line, is Rash worth the hit against WBA and/or Southampton.

      Justin will play if I don't do the hit and will have 0 bench. Salah, Mitchell and Atonio are on my bench currently.

      What you think?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I am a rash owner and considering salah to bruno. Think United should spank 'em. Then going to do Rash or Son to KDB next week.