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. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Will you use another FT to sell dallas for digne/cresswell?

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If nothing else needs to be done then yes

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Mendy
    Chilwell, Coufal, Targett
    Salah, Bruno(c), Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
    DCL, Kane

    Justin in for Mo from bench, already on -4, what to do? Take Mo out and bring who? KDB? Sterling? Mane?

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

    Will you keep or sell Salah on WC ?

    1. janowsc
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      On WC, sell

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sell him. Buy him back when it’s the right time.

    3. tinear
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      sold him

  4. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Foden punishing the sellers....

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      What are you talking about?

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      There's fpl internationals now? first i've heard

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not as much as he punished them with his 9 minutes and 0 minutes in his last two games for City.

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's a ridiculous comment. He'll be on the bench this weekend rewarding the sellers.

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Might be, or might not...and that’s the problem.

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

          It was a joke, I reckon.

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

      How?

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

      He sure is buddy! Go check your your points. Iceland goals count double!

  5. tinear
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    TAA and Saiss out for -8 is it worth it? thinking to Chilwell and Coufal/Cresswell

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just TAA to Chilwell or Cresswell . Not worth- 8

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

      -8 is alot depending on rest of team.

  6. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Salah to KDB or Mane?

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

      Kdb for me

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

    Have Kdb and Bruno
    For next 2 weeks; Salah >

    A) Mane
    B) Sterling
    C) Rashford

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    After much deliberation on FH, I've decided to just go for it...the high risk eggs in 3 baskets approach...with triple Everton, Chelsea & MUN!
    Wish me luck:

    Mendy
    Digne Telles PvA
    Rashford Bruno Ziyech Hames Grealish
    DCL Werner
    (Forster Bamford Dann Kilman)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Like it.. gl mate

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        cheers bud

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

      Prefer zaha over grealish for 1 gw
      Also think there are better options than telles who hasn't even played yet.

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

      Free hit needs to be bold. Good luck.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        cheers mate

  9. MikeLowrey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    2FT to use this week:

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell KWP
    Salah* Son Ziyech Trossard Grealish
    Kane DCL

    (Forster Lamptey Brewster Mitchell)

    A) Salah to Mane, Trossard to Jota
    B) Salah to KDB, Trossard to Jota
    C) Salah to KDB, Trossard to Bissouma, Son to Bruno (-4)
    D) Anything else???

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Good to save ft?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Chilwell Konsa Coufal
      Son Greal Hamez Bruno
      DCL Werner Vardy
      (Martin, Podence, KWP, Mitchell)

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

        Looks good

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

        Yup

  11. POTATO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    News is Salah likely to miss 2 EPL matches.

    A) Salah > KdB (-4) this week, then Kane > Vardy(c) next week GW10.
    B) wait and transfer him out next week using 1FT
    C) wait, then transfer Kane/Podence to players with better fixtures over the next few weeks
    D) ?
    --------------------------------------------------
    Martinez
    Chilwell Cresswell Robertson Kilman
    Zaha B.Fernandes(c) J.Rodriguez
    Watkins Kane(vc) Bamford

    (Forster Podence mitchell salah 0.4itb 0FT)

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      c

  12. kobewan
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just a thought, Playing against top clubs might be a bad thing for the Spurs I have Kane and Son because usually the top clubs play attacking football and that might leave some gaps for a counter attack unlike playing against lower tier clubs which mostly be defensive and wait for opportunities for Counter attack, take the game against WBA. I'm keeping both in my squad as of the moment.

      I also have Salah and Saiss on my squad I need to transfer them well this be a good idea

      Salah|Saiss > Kdb, Cancelo or Criswell all for FT

      1. kobewan
          2 months, 8 days ago

          * might not be a bad thing

        • GoonSquad
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Looks good, Cresswell if you need another mid or forward slot for City fixture run.

          My issue with Spurs vs. top teams is Kane usually drops deep to get the ball, so I'd rather have Son.

      2. yanky
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Help please, 1 FT with 2m in bank. WC still available, should I play it?

        a) play wc
        b) TAA > Cancelo/Dias
        c) Salah > Ziyech/Bruno
        d) both B & C for -4 pts and save WC

        Mccarthy
        Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey (TAA Mitchell)
        Son Grealish Podence Bissouma (Salah)
        Kane DCL Maupay

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          d

        2. Cheeky Badger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          D

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

        Risers: Lamptey (4.8)
        Fallers: None

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks, nice quiet day for a change

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers Raga, strange to have a riser in my squad that won't be in my 15 this GW!

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers Ragabolly! 🙂

        4. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          1 - 0 for me...

        5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Lampteynator money earned juuuuuhuuuu. Now go get us some points 🙂

      4. emyoueffsee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        On my Wildcard. Thoughts of this team?

        Martinez
        Zouma Cancelo Kilman
        Ziyech Bruno(c) Grealish KDB
        Werner Vardy Watkins

        Forster KWP Bissouma Justin

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          DCL over Vardy will give you enough cash itb to get Salah when fit. Other than that it looks great.
          You could also consider Vardy + Werner + Bissouma -> DCL + Brewster + Mane/Sterling. Is that possible?

          1. emyoueffsee
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Would prob prefer to lose Werner than Vardy which would leave me a million in the bank. Think

            1. emyoueffsee
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              ...I would prefer 433 than the Brewster option too.

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                My suggestion is a 3-5-2.

                1. emyoueffsee
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I know and I have enough money to do the 3-5-2 but only to get Sterling not Mane. I feel both Sterling and KDB is overkill, despite the good fixtures.

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Move DCL + Sterling to Bamford/Watkins + Salah in gw12

                    1. emyoueffsee
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      I will consider that. Thanks for your feedback.

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        No problem. Good luck mate

      5. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I ironically did TAA to Robertson early to avoid TAA's pricedrop with my 1 FT. Now Robertson look set to drop before deadline. I reckon it is due to the yellow flag. FPL should really stop flagging people unless there has been any official statement about the player. He was at -50ish before they flagged him. The percentages they use are pointless as well.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          With my first FT*

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

          Robertson (and Chilwell) no longer have flags on my FPL team page.

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Got removed today. But they removed it too late. He is at -100ish. Now people will likely sell (some even for a hit) to avoid the drop

          2. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            The flags has such a tremendous influence on transfers when it comes to premium priced assets

            1. POTATO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I prefer to have flags so that I don't have to monitor every match report and manager interview from every EPL match and dozens of internationals. Not to mentions twitter feeds and club websites.

              Perhaps we need a new beige flag: "IB injury - 95% chance of playing"

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Why would you prefer it when it is not precise?

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

                  Because it WAS precise earlier on...he had a knock and the yellow flag reflected that. That doesnt mean 100 pct guarantee of a real injury.

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

                  The real world and football are not made of Lego. The reason for appreciating the flag system is stated above. Do you want me to repeat it? What would you have in its place - nothing?

      6. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        FH this week anyone?
        I know that it's extremely popular with the community and fair enough but I had exact money to take a -8 to get in Salah, Bruno and Ziyech early (so took the risk).
        It proved a massive error as was left with Salah, Robbo out and no bench cover.
        The FH chip is giving me the chance to rectify my error, gain 8 points immediately and get a strong (hopefully playing) squad for GW9.
        I will have double Spurs attack and Foden back in my team next GW but not the end of the world I guess. Will have to use hits at a later date if there's a blank GW and plan well for doubles but happy to play the FH now.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          *extremely unpopular

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Robbo is not out

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            just seen that mate, cheers

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

          I have just noticed that Robbo flag has been removed so I couldve probably fielded 10 in the end... ah well hopefully I smash it on FH!

        4. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I am considering. See draft below. But I am afraid to regret this if harder times come in the future

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            feel that mate... could bring us stress down the road... I'm going for it though!

        5. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          -8 is fine

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            This..

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            -8 with 10 starters though is the trouble mate! Bought it on myself as Sterling to Salah early was silly particularly with City playing Burnley in GW10 so unconcerned getting my old team back for GW10

      7. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        RMFHT:

        Pope
        Zouma Cresswell Digne
        Bruno(c) Hamez Ziyech Geralish
        Werner Dcl Martial

        Still not sure if I'll push the trigger. Is that or -8

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I actually own only 4 of these: Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish and Dcl

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Take the -8 for god's sake

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

          maybe Rashford in a 352 over Tony?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            guess your decision depends on how you view your squad going into GW10, will it be much stronger or weaker after FH. If your -8 team feels much stronger going into GW10 then def do that I reckon.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              What about GW11, 12 and 13? If you play the FH you will likely need to take hits to get in City etc. I think FH is a terrible idea tbh

            2. Stand By Mee
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah I prefer Rashford but he is still flagged

              But I see your point maybe the -8 is worth cause I did bring Kdb and Ziyech so not bad long term.

              Cheers

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                yeah, I'm not so bad going FH as I'll have Sterling and Foden coming back into my team for Burnley GW10 (was a silly error doing Sterling to Salah for a hit early!)

      8. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        martinez
        dallas chilwell saiss
        bruno grealish son ziyech
        dcl bamford kane

        subs:steer kwp asm lamptey

        alr use on FT from salah to bruno. should i use another one to sell saiss for cresswell maybe?

        also if i dont sell saiss, who shld i start?saiss or kwp?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Don't as you got cover on the bench

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Start Saiss. Lamptey first sub

      9. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Morning, any input on this rough plan?
        ( Going to hold/ bench Salah while hes out)
        This week-
        TAA to Cancelo
        Next week-
        A. James Rod to KDB (very little cash left)
        or
        B Son to KDB (cash for Werner to Vardy later as well as Brewster to 6.4ish)

        Martinez
        TAA Chilwell James
        Son J Rod Grealish Souchek
        DCL Werner Brewster

        Forster Salah Dallas Branwaite 1FT 2.5 M ITB
        Thanks for any thoughts

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          B for sure for me

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A bit out there but Trent to Telles could be an interesting one this GW

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers, will look at that

          2. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers, just limp on with 2 of Soucek, Brewster and Dallas while Salah out as I will want him back

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

        Start

        A) Saiss
        B) Taylor

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Taylor

      11. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 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

        Thanks

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          1, fernandes. saiss may play this week this coady and kilman potentially out.

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Kilman out?

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              his father sadly passed away a few days ago, may get/need compassionate leave

          2. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            +1

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

            Thank you... this is my current plan, just looking for some confirmation

            Would you start Saiss ahead of Dallas then?

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              for sure, much better fixture

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Hopefully Nuno will confirm in his presser

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yes

      12. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        So torn on what to do with Mo!

        I will want him back in a week!!!

        Ugh.

        Might just bench and ride this week out and save a free coz I should have 11 playing!

        1. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Potentially out for two GWs?

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Potentially isn't good enough for me at this point.

            Wolves don't scare me on his return even in that scenario.

            Any ideas? Mane or KDB? Save free?

        2. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Even if out for 2 im happy to bench, just a transfer waiting to happen

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            This is my logic.

            He's a season keeper for me and I'll destroy my team for two weeks and then curse myself for spending to get him back I know it!

          2. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I'll end up changing formation and spending points using his funds I'm sure of it

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

          Could well be out for 3 games

        4. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          try not to make it so difficult
          if in doubt just keep
          i switched to bruno early on and will look to get back in 2-3 gw

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            This

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

          Bench and hold, dont worry.

      13. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Can't decide on my captain this week...any help appreciated:
        A) DCL
        B) Ziyech
        C) Grealish
        D) Kane
        E) Son
        Thinking with Richi back Everton will be alot better against a terrible Fulham..so DCL could be a good shout. But ziyech and grealish both looking very good and have good fixtures. Then kane is smashing it and son might do well on the counter against city. Tough decision.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          A or C

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Tough this week (especially for me on FH) so I did a lucky dip, numbers 5-11.
          No 11 was drawn so Werner it is for me 🙂

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Love your style

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I command thee to captain DCL

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            This makes it alot easier. Thanks.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Arise!

      14. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Think i'm warming to this wildcard team

        Martinez (McCarthy)
        Chilwell, Vestergaard, Cancelo (Justin, Kilman)
        Grealish, KDB, Bruno, Jota (Riedewald)
        Kane, Watkins DCL/Werner

        What say ye!

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Tis a fine team of battle hardened warriors. I would ride into battle anyday with Sir Bruno by my side, knowing he would not collapse into a screaming fit at the merest scratch to his armour!

      15. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Considering Salah and Son to KDB and Ziyech (-4)

        Martinez
        Chillwell Cresswell KWP
        KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
        DCL Kane Bamford
        P-F Lamptey Stephens Mitchell

        Or just roll it and play Lamptey and double Spurs vs City?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          A wise decision

      16. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        By GW10 if all goes to plan, my team should be:

        McCarthy
        Chilwell - Justin - Coufal
        KDB - Bruno - Grealish - Zaha
        Kane - Werner - DCL

        Forster - Lamptey - Mitchell - Stephens

        0.3itb.

        Is this a good planned team? Because the moves I make this week (Salah > Bruno) would build this process

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          It is indeed Sir Jurgenaut!

      17. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Benching Salah..
        Start Justin or Bissouma?
        Don’t expect a Justin clean sheet but expect more chance of attacking returns than Bissouma?

      18. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Foden scoring! If only he could start for City.

      19. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Salah vs Brighton? What do you think are his chances of starting that game?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I think 0%, so I sold him.