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

    Jota virtually nailed whilst Salah is out?

    1. doher.ty
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I would think so

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

          Me 2, even more if rumours of Bobby sick too are true

          1. doher.ty
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Absolutely

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

                Cheers boys

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

          But is he a better pivk than Grealish or Fernanded?

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

            Have those 2 already

      • doher.ty
          3 months, 8 days ago

          A) Salah to KDB for a -4
          B) Play Justin
          C) Play Anguissa

          Will likely bring KDB in next week for free but honestly not convinced by either of my bench options.

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

            KDB for Salah next week? Then A. Of for someone else, B

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

            The minus 4 could be worth it

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

            I am currently at B)
            Is Justin not nailed?

            1. doher.ty
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Ricardo and Castagna are both out would have to take both coming back to push him out.

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

            Mitro -> either Werner or DCL worth a -4?

            1. doher.ty
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I don't think it's worth a -4 but I do think it's a move that should be made for free

              • The Overthinker
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Ofcourse

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

              Salah text Firmino and gave him Covid.

              1. doher.ty
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Is that how it works?

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

                    You tell us, you're the one with a full stop in your name.

                • Right In The Stanchion
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Poundshop Xmas cracker joke.

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

                    Sharing Groupies

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

                  Bowen to Grealish -4 ?

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

                    yes

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

                    No

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

                    No way

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

                      Easy yes

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

                    If capping Grealish then yes.

                    If not 50/50 imo

                • Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Chilwell and Targett or James and Cancelo?

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

                    Chilwell Target

                • HellasLEAF
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Grealish
                  Ziyech or
                  Jota

                  One week punt.

                  1. cravencottage
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Ziyech- but would keep him for more than a week

                  2. Must.Go.Faster.
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Grealish

                    • BERGKOP
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Grealish

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

                    Why is Trent still 50% chance flagged? Is there a chance he could partake at the weekend now?

                  4. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    If you're missing BlackBox, check out Mark's guest appearance on FPL Surgery. Very much looking forward to seeing Mark's bold, differential late wildcard come GW16.

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

                    Any move worth a hit?

                    A) Son/Foden >> Grealish
                    B) Salah/Son >> KdB/Bruno
                    C) Son >> Ziyech

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Son/Foden out for Grealish and X?

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

                        Oh what I meant was

                        A) Son >> Grealish
                        B) Foden >> Grealish
                        C) Salah >> KdB
                        D) Salah >> Bruno
                        E) Son >> Kdb
                        F) Son >> Bruno
                        G) Son >> Ziyech

                  6. The Overthinker
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Which of the two looks good with 2 FT
                    A) Salah to jota, Brewster to Werner
                    B) Salah to rashford

                    My team
                    Martinez Forster
                    Robbo Lamptey konsa kilman dias
                    Salah* James Foden son 4.5
                    Vardy DCL Brewster*

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

                      A

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

                      Can you get Fernandes and Watkins?

                  7. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Very attack wc I think, attack attack attack

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Targett Coufal
                    KDB Bruno Rashford Ziyech Grealish
                    Vardy DCL

                    Boom

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Good team - but I like me three strikers.

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

                      Double United I’d need convincing on

                    3. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Maybe Zaha and Werner over Rashford and Ziyech?

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

                    Evening....already taken -4

                    With increased doubt of salah length of absence - think i should take another hit for salah to bruno (c) - pending klopp presser

                    A....g2g
                    B....salah to bruno (c) - 4

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell james cancelo lamptey (Mitchell)
                    Son grealish ziyech (salah burke)
                    Kane dcl Watkins

                    Thanks

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      (C) in A?

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

                        Grealish...

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

                          Worry is that salah could miss 2 prem games...and that klopp won't confirm one way or other pn Friday

                  9. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
                    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
                    DCL Kane

                    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

                    2 FT, 0.0 itb

                    1. Salah >> Fernandes / Mane / KDB (save 1FT)
                    2. Saiss >> Cancelo / Dias (save 1FT)
                    3. Both the above
                    4. Something else

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Bruno and Cancelo

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

                        Is Cancelo nailed?

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

                          No one is nailed with the December schedule, especially city players. I'd expect him to start like 3 out of 5 games. Dias 4 out of 5

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

                            Would you say Dias better pick then?

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

                              Cancelo appears to have higher ceiling, but saying that dias scored twice last night. For either you'll need a full bench given how extreme December is

                  10. Yank Revolution
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Start one:
                    A) Kilman (SOU)
                    B) Bissouma (avl)
                    C) Lamptey (avl)

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      A

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

                    Should I take a -4 for Saiss > Coufal and play him instead of Justin? Also because Chilwell is flagged?
                    FT was Salah to Bruno

                    McCarthy
                    Chilwell - Justin - Lamptey
                    Bruno - Son - Grealish - Zaha
                    Kane - Werner - DCL

                    Forster - Saiss - Mitchell - Forster

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      No, Chilwell is fine (was on the bench for England, flag should be removed soon) and Justin is an attacking defender playing a depleted Liverpool.

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

                        Thanks mate

                  12. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Will Saiss start this weekend with Coady flagged and unfortunate news around Kilman?

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

                      missed it, what's the kilman news?

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

                        His dad sadly died.

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

                      Some players play after a bereavement so who knows

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

                        I suppose Nuno will provide more info in the presser

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

                    Who do you think score more pts over the next 2 gameweeks :

                    A. Ziyech (new / CHE) -4
                    B. Wilson (CHE / cry) if Wilson out in GW9 it's Kilman (SOU) instead

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

                      *Sorry for Ziyech it's not CHE for the 2nd game but TOT.

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

                      I’m keeping Wilson with the fixtures, and possibly going with Ziyech next week.. Not sure Wilson will be risked this week.

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

                        Cheers.
                        I don't know if I have the balls to take the risk of bringing Ziyech right now. Will see on friday I guess.

                  14. Hart-ake
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    A bit of tinkering and I think it comes down to this for me:

                    a) Fernandes and Richarlison
                    b) Ziyech and Vardy

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

                      B by some distance for me

                    2. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      B

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

                      A

                  15. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Salah to Bruno and Saiss to Chilwell for a -4?
                    Or risk keeping Saiss this week in case he plays?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Robbo Saiss
                    Salah Son Grealish Ziyech Foden
                    Kane DCL
                    Brewster Lamptey Mitchell

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I think I’d take the hit for Chilly

                  16. dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

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

                    1.8itb 1ft

                    What to do ?

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Davis to Bamford/Watkins and bench Salah.

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

                    I think I might just do Salah to KdB with FT and start this:

                    Martinez
                    Lamptey | Dallas | Kilman
                    KdB | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Soucek
                    Kane | DCL

                    Steer | Brewster | TAA* | Mitchell*

                    Leaves 0.9ITB.

                    Don’t think selling TAA for a hit is worth it.

                    Thoughts?

                    Thanks

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I think I’d rather sell Trent and bench Salah tbh

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

                        More upside with a 11-12m asset. Allows me to get a City boy in a week early too

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

                      Kilman may not start so I would consider a Trent replacement?

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

                        Yes, just read above about his dad. Will see what is said in the press conference and may consider the switch to Chilwell.....we need more news about Mitchell! Seems a lengthy spell for supposedly just a ‘knock’

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

                          Consider Van Aanholt?

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

                            Funnily enough just mentioned him in reply to you below, feel he’s a tad expensive for what you get with him

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

                              Yeah, I have him as a 2nd defender behind Trent, think he offers a lot especially in the next 2/3 fixtures, I can easily move on if another gem emerges

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

                      Are you concerned by Dallas??

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

                        In what way, Leeds leaky defense past few games?

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

                          Yeah, your attack looks great, but would be slightly concerned by the defence.. I free hit because I really don’t want to rush in getting rid of my main assets (Trent Salah), hopefully I can steal a March on my rivals..

                  18. Noah’s Ark
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I think I’m looking at keeping Son and Kane. Transfers would be Salah and Trossard to Grealish and Fernandes -4? Look ok?

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

                      Yes !

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

                      Sound on paper

                    3. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Cheers folks.

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

                    Free hit...

                    Martinez
                    Telles Digne Van Aanholt
                    Ziyech Fernandes rashford De Bruyne
                    Werner Calvert-Lewis Watkins

                    Phillips James(4.3) Branthwaite

                    Gtg??

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

                      Defense is certainly a differential! Personally feel PVA is overpriced and will Telles play?
                      Midfield and forwards are great, just missing a Spurs man

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

                        Actually think City is a good fixture for Spurs

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

                        Think I’m targeting fixtures, Telles will likely play with Shaw injured and (-) test.. I’ll pass on spurs this week, I have son/Kane in my original squad..

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

                          Fair, good luck!

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

                      Agreed on the comments on Telles and PvA.
                      I would only pick one from Bruno and Rash as well.

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

                        Telles is a punt on free hit, otherwise would go to maguire..

                  20. dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    1. Keep Salah and play justin
                    2. Sell salah and get who ??

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

                      1. keep Salah - if you have cover play them - you will want him back in a few weeks

                  21. Garam MOSALAH
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Will Salah play in GW 10 ?

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

                      Maybe, but will he be 100% up and running for it?
                      I think Im selling for KDB and getting back before gw12 by selling Sterling.

                      1. Garam MOSALAH
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        If he plays then he will be roaring by his latest tweet.
                        But will he be done completing his isolation period before GW10 ?

                  22. aidmata
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    McCarthy Steer

                    TAA Creswell Lamptey Justin Mitchell

                    Salah Son Mane Podence Bissouma

                    Kane DCL Brewster

                    A) TAA + Salah --> Chilwell + KDB
                    or
                    B) TAA, Salah + Podence --> Chilwell, KDB and Grealish (-4)

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

                      B looks good but maybe a UTD mid over KDB.
                      Then do Son to KDB next week?

                  23. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Think Im going to keep hold of Foden for now in the hope he gets some game time in the easy fixtures coming up. Probably madness but other priorities again this week to use transfers on!

                    So for this week would you start Foden or Lamptey?

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

                      I would get rid personally..

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

                        cheers don't wanna take anymore hits when I have Lamptey who I could play over him. Would you bench Foden?

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

                          I would probably play over Lamptey this week

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

                          i wouldnt bench 100% no

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

                    only way to ditch foden now is with a hit. may as well keep one more week right? or sell for james/jota? thanks

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

                      ha see above same boat. Think Im gonna hold although most will say get rid ASAP!

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

                        i m 50/50. has since gw3 so would be a bit gutted if he performs well with the easy fixtures coming up. jota is tempting nut fixture not that great..

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

                          i could also replace with james but this would mean not enough funds to get salah back

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

                            i think i will keep. dont like taking hits and scores bad enough this season without making them worst !

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

                      I would be tempted to get Jota in...

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

                        cheers.

                  25. Ghost86
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I’m leaning towards saving WC this week and doing it the week after.

                    McCarthy Steer

                    TAA Robbo Chilwell Justin Mitchell

                    Salah Son Grealish Soucek Bissouma

                    Kane DCL Mitrovic

                    Maybe just go Salah to Bruno. Would you WC now or wait a week?

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

                      If that was me I would be tempted to now to restructure

                    2. Garam MOSALAH
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Wait its late now
                      Moreover you can field a playing 11 this week