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. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    already on -4, what to do here?

    A) Salah > KDB for -8
    B) Play Lamptey (avl)
    C) Play Dallas (ars)

    Cheers!

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

      B

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

      Play B

    3. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      110% B

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

    Firmino tested positive...

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      damnnnn

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

      For what?

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

      Fake news apparently.

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If he slept with MBGLO, then probably HPV

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

      Legit? I know he might have had to quarantine as a precaution because of exposure earlier this week.

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

    Is it worth it to remove Steer as my third Villa asset to bring in Watkins as it's a whole transfer or just go with Bamford, i've got Grealish and Martinez.

    1. doher.ty
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Is this for a hit? Surely not, but I have to ask.

      • KunDogan (B.D.)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Keep Bamford

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Is it finally over? No one injured anymore?

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

      TAA to Chilwell
      Salah to Rodriguez
      Brewster to Werner

      Worth a -8?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes good moves

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

          Cheers

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

        Calm down lad.

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

          It’s either that or starting Dallas, Soucek and Brewster

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

        Naaaah, I’m not convinced. Chillwell is a question mark (though I really hope he plays) and I’d wait to see if there’s any indication that Salah will miss more than 1 gameweek and before shipping him out

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

          Thanks, oh yeah no rush, will make moves as late as possible

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

        Good moves

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

        Chilly, Ziyech + Vardy then yes

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

          0.1 off that! Works if I go Rodriguez over Ziyech

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

            Vardy over Werner IMO!

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Foden 2 goals... essential?

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

        It’s a trap

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

        Tempting in GW10 if he doesn’t get many minutes vs Spurs

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

        Are City gonna play Iceland?

      4. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Watch Pep bench him

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

        I'm not dropping him yet

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

          Only chance he starts at the weekend is if sterling is injured

      6. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He's leaving my team soon.

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

      A) Salah -> Bruno and (C)
      B) Salah -> KDB (C on Grealish)

      KDB more appealing longer term, but seemed tired even though he was efficient vs Belgium. Bit worried about rotation and MCI schedule.

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

        A

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A

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

        thanks all, I think that is the better decision and worth the -4 (hopefully)

    6. jai1212
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A. Son / Jimenez >> Rash / Richarlison
      B. Son / Robertson >> Rash / Cancelo or Telles

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

        A

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

        FPL wise, who cares? He might be the worst priced player in the game

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Jota owners

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

            This.

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

            Jota is already taking Salah’s place...maybe Minamino owners

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

        Looks to be.

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

          people said it is fake news

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

      Which sounds better?

      A: Trent, Foden, Salah --> Bruno, KDB, Cresswell (-8)

      B: Foden, Salah --> Ziyech, Bruno (-4)

      C: Foden, Salah --> Ziyech, KDB (-4)

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

        C

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

        B

      3. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        B

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

      Those who are still waiting for the situation with Salah to make a move seem like they know that he is done for 2 gameweeks but refuse to believe it. Today he tested positive and 10 days from today is exactly the Brighton game. Even if Brighton was on Sunday, he would be touch&go at best, would you still go on through all this anxiety until you saw the starting lineup ?

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

        Not refusing to believe it just I’m already on a -4 so might hold him for this week then just wait and see from there possibly get rid before gw10 Otherwise it’s a -8 to shift him, be good to have as much clarity as possible before making that Decision

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          It’s only -4 if you already has done your FT, it’s max to transfer one player, not -8

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Maybe you don't understand the quarantine guidelines?

        It's 10 days from the first positive test and/or appearance of symptoms. A 2nd positive test a few days later changes nothing. If Salah is fit and well in 10 days time there will be nothing at all to prevent him playing.

        1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Ruth in da house

        2. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          He must also convince government chiefs that he has remained in an intentional football travel corridor, which would allow him to steer clear of strict rules that order anyone returning from abroad into the UK to self-isolate for 14 days.

          However Salah was at a wedding so it's far from clear

      3. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Not at all. I'm waiting until close to the deadline before I make any moves. Anyone could get covid up until the deadline including the players you'd replace Salah with e.g. Kdb or Bruno.

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

      Is it bad to have Rashford and Fernandes for three gameweeks between 9-12? Will do Rashford to Salah in GW12!

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

        Nope, both good options

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

          considering similar

    10. martyhan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC team please

      McCarthy Forster
      Dias,chilwel,targett,balbuena,neco williams
      Mane, bruno, ziyech, Kdb, grealish
      Dcl, watkins, Brewster

      0.3 itb to get Salah back for Mane.

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

        Looks great although I'd go Cancelo Coufal over Dias Balbuena

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Forwards look terrible

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            It's the price you pay for going heavy in midfield.

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

            ...

            Vardy has just 2 more points than Calvert-Lewin and Watkins has the same score as Ings after just 6 minutes more game time.

            This is the classic "those players aren't premium-priced assets so they can't be good short or long term options" mentality. Definitely a psychological hindrance regarding player pricing. Guaranteed if DCL was 9.5/10m and Watkins the same price as Ings you wouldn't say that.

            DCL has three "Green 2" fixtures in a row and the hardest game Watkins and Villa have in between now and GW15 is Wolves away. Forward line is absolutely more than fine especially as he'd be playing 5 in midfield every week.

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

              Thanks Reindeerhotdog. That's my thinking. My 5 in the middle as the players I want most so have to cut somewhere

          3. martyhan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            4th and 6th highest points for forwards and with a strong midfield I domt mind that. Thanks for your input. Ugh

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

            DCL and Watkins in a 352 is terrible?

        • In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I'd want to retain one premium striker slot

        • Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Would prefer Sterling or Vardy over Mane

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Me too

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

        McCarthy Steer
        TAA Chilwell Justin Taylor Mitchell
        Salah Son Hamez Grealish (C) Bissouma
        Vardy Jimi Mitro

        A) TAA -> Cancelo/Cresswell
        B) TAA, Salah -> Cancelo/Cresswell + Fernandes (C) -4
        C) TAA, Mitro -> Cresswell, DCL -4
        D) TAA, Salah, Mitro -> Cresswell, Fernandes (C), Werner -8
        E) TAA, Salah, Bissouma -> Cresswell, Fernandes (C), Ziyech -8

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          B

        2. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          How was Grealish during Iceland game?

          I am about to do Foden >> Grealish (-4)

      4. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Carrragher: Foden a City regular week in week out

        As an owner are you taken the urine mate?

      5. Right In The Stanchion
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Vardy’s fixtures couldn’t be better & 2 weeks rest.

          Depleated Liverpool
          Fulham
          Sheffield Utd
          Brighton

          Salah > Jota
          Mitrovic > Vardy

          2FT

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

            I like it!

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

            that is very nice

          3. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Are they good fixtures for Pens? 🙂

          4. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Beaut

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

            Been living in a cave for a week?

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

              Haven't seen the video, is that a sin nowadays?

            2. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Some people have lives

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

              800 guests there apparently

            4. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Who cares some people just want to get on with they're lives. 99.98% survival rate. They are playing the masses like a violin.

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  We’ve got a covid denier in the house.

                  Guess you don’t know any vulnerable people then?

                  1. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    He’s said 99pc of people survive it, that includes vulnerable people

                    1. Right In The Stanchion
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Still getting 600 extra deaths a week. Would be a lot more without restrictions.

                        1. Right In The Stanchion
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            *day

                            1. Concrete
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              It’s a fantasy football site so we’ll leave it here

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

                        Stating the survival rate makes you a denier ? Ok

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

                          No, but his stated "survival rate" is incorrect. And to the person above saying that includes vulnerable people, thats also incorrect again, because the survival rate is much lower in those cases, dependent on age and comorbidities.

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

                      More people have died in this country than civilians during world war 2

                    3. doher.ty
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        This is extremely insensitive to those who have lost those due to covid.

                  2. In Bale We Trust
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Bit of a dull one, but here you go. On WC. Both keepers set and forget.

                    A. McCarthy, DCL
                    B. Martinez, Zaha

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

                      Prefer Martinez to McCarthy but prefer DCL to Zaha more...so A.

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

                    Best max 5.8 defender? I already have Chilwell, Lamptey and Balbuena.

                    1. In Bale We Trust
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Cancelo or short term PVA could be exciting

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

                        Is Cancelo nailed if Mendy is fit?

                        1. In Bale We Trust
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Not nailed. Hardly anyone is with Pep. But he's been playing well and Pep been praising him

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

                            I'm interested in Castagne but not sure if he is fit yet. I need someone who will play because I already have Salah and Mitchell in my team. Maybe I go with PVA and switch him to Castagne when he is fit.

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

                      cancelo TITCR

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

                    Help appreciated chaps - 1 FT, 2.5 ITB.

                    Martinez
                    Chillwell*, Zouma, Kilman
                    Salah*, Son, Fernandes, Barkley
                    Kane, DCL, Bamford

                    (Steer, Justin, Bissouma, Mitchell)

                    Thinking:

                    Now/GW9 - Salah -> KDB
                    GW10 - Zouma -> Cancelo
                    GW11 - Barkley & Son -> Ziyech & Grealish
                    GW12 - Kane & Bissouma -> Salah & Brewster/5.8 FWD

                    Assumes/hopes Salah is out GW9 and GW10. Gets KDB & Cancelo in for good City fixtures, Ziyech in for Leeds at home and Salah back for Fulham.

                    Cheers.

                    1. In Bale We Trust
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      All looks good, but very difficult to plan that far down the line. Especially in this season with covid, increased schedule, etc.

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

                        Cheers and yep, you're not wrong there!

                    2. BeWater
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        I like your plans the next two gameweeks. God knows after that.

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

                          Cheers. Yeah the moves are a little sideways after that but I'm really keen to get Ziyech and Salah in for their tasty fixtures!

                      • Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Good plans, hard to plan that far ahead but could be gold

                      • Ruth_NZ
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Don't see you need any hits at all. Just Son ➡ Ziyech this week and take it from there.

                        1. Max City
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          If you don't own any, which one is better, Ziyech or Grealish?

                    3. Rhodes your boat
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Just don’t know what to do this week, 0.0itb 1FT

                      Martinez
                      Chilwell lamptey balbuena
                      Salah sterling son soucek
                      Vardy Werner dcl

                      Forster Mitchell Burke dunne

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

                        Salah -> Bruno like many others.

                        1. Rhodes your boat
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Won’t be able to get salah back though without downgrading elsewhere. Got salah for 12.0

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

                            Sell for 12.1 and he’ll be that price when you want him back.

                            1. Rhodes your boat
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Reckon he will drop that much??

                              1. doher.ty
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Either way - I read that he could be out as much as three weeks - rather have the points now and worry about getting him back later.

                                • caldracula
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  At least

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

                              Money isn't the object. Points are.

                      2. RWB_1991
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Vardy must be getting a rise in price soon...?

                        1. doher.ty
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Nah

                          • caldracula
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Not many people have the spare transfer to bring him in

                            1. Shineonme
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Most people on wc's will be though.

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

                                Doesn’t affect price rises

                              2. doher.ty
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  WC don't count against price rises.

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

                            Vardy/Grealish or Watkins/De Bruyne??

                            This week only...

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

                              Currently on the former..

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

                                Yep

                            2. RWB_1991
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Vardy / Grealish for me

                            3. Right In The Stanchion
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                A

                            4. Scrumper
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Not many people talking about moving to Mane as possible Salah replacement? (Everyone sea to be heading for KDB or Bruno)

                              1. doher.ty
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  They want to spread the $ or get on man city.

                                • HODGE
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  I'm going Mane and captaining him

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

                                  Yeah I think mane is a great option. Also when Salah has previously been out, Mane has done better

                              2. Zim0
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                So robertson and chilwell aren't injured?

                                1. doher.ty
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    I read that Chilwell was back in training - haven't read anything about Robbo (though I haven't really looked)

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

                                  Rashford to??? (2.2M) in the bank

                                  Current mid is

                                  Bruno Mahrez Son Bowen Rashford

                                  1. HODGE
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Is Rashford out?

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

                                      No

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

                                    Keep Rashford

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

                                    You mean mahrez???

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

                                      Thanks

                                3. hogree
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  How's she looking? WC with 1.7 in bank for Fernandes --> Salah

                                  McCarthy - Peacock-Farrell
                                  Coufal - Targett - Justin - Chilwell - Bernardo
                                  Bruno - Grealish - KDB - Ziyech - Soucek
                                  Vardy - Richarlison - Watkins

                                  Is there any point having Soucek?

                                  1. HODGE
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    good first sub prob be used at points

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

                                    Not sure on the defence with only one premium and a non playing ..personal preference though

                                    Benching headache with Soucek imo.... he’s got a good run and has some decent stats considering played City and Liverpool too

                                4. tbhogal
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Is it worth holding onto Foden after tonight?

                                  1. HODGE
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    I would ditch him you can never be sure he will start

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

                                    Can’t see him starting this weekend

                                    1. Max City
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Why?

                                5. Right In The Stanchion
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Salah going to that wedding and no being careful is not a good look right now. Do they not have covid in Egypt?

                                    1. Ragabolly
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      We have Covid of course but it's been completely ignored for months, maybe less than 10% wearing masks, streets are very busy like nothing is going on. Somehow this hasn't led to a catastrophe..

                                      But yeah as soon as Salah, Elneny and also Koka who plays in Greece visited Egypt, they all got it. Maybe their immune system is not as adapted to the version that Egyptians just live with, I don't know.

                                      1. Concrete
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        Are the Egyptian government following the Swedish model?

                                        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          Yep. She's on their Twitter page. 😉

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

                                          If you mean just ignoring Covid and continuing life like normal, then yes. We were locked down for a month or two, then they decided to just open everything and let whatever happens happens

                                          1. Right In The Stanchion
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              What’s your death toll like?

                                              1. Ragabolly
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 11 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Official numbers are like 6.5K deaths in a country of 100 million people. But the real undocumented number has to be much higher.

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

                                                  Egypt showing the world that the western measures are massively exaggerated and pointless.

                                                  Most likely the long term consequences of lockdown (increase in depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, poor economical situation for people who lose work/business, increased general health due to lack of options to work out/keep yourself active) are way worse from a socioeconomic point of view than the increased death rates for old and unhealthy people.

                                                  "Funny" that the media dont mention at all what countries like Egypt are doing and how thats working out completely fine for them...

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

                                                    decreased general health*

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

                                                    Yeah Egypt showing the way, like Russia and Brazil are. Media reports no problems, Presidents report no problems, then what could be the problem?

                                                    The people you're describing who will be hit by the mental health, economic and social problems, are also the "old and unhealthy" people too.. your view on this doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Sounds like you're just whining because its a pain in the a*se for you personally, but theres family's who have lost their fathers, mothers, children etc, its kind of twisted.

                                            • Concrete
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              That’s one way of perceiving the Swedish model. I don’t they’re “ignoring” it as such, they’ve decided to take a different approach

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

                                          Ta7ya Masr ya 3m el 7ag 😀

                                          1. Ragabolly
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 11 Years
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            😀 Saba7 elgamal

                                            *to all: don't mind us, just two Egyptians greeting one another*

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

                                              Habiby Ya Mooo
                                              Enta betl3bha abely b 2 years shofet ur profile 3azma ya Mo msa
                                              ana fi 2012 /2013 kont 32 3l msr w 2013 /2014 kont el 40

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

                                        It’s completely irresponsible in my opinion.

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

                                      Which three do you prefer?
                                      Antonio
                                      Ziyech
                                      Mitchell

                                      DCL
                                      Soucek
                                      Cancelo

                                      1. doher.ty
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          2 of the first 3 are injured...