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. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Good WC?

    Martinez Forster
    Chillwell KWP Coufal Taylor Neco
    KDB Ziyech Son Grealish Jota
    Bamford Vardy Werner

    Kept 6; sold Button Saiss Mitchell Salah Pulisic Bissouma Kane DCL Wilson

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Looks good. Prepare to potentially be bitten if Bruno does well.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        WBA have actually been decent the last couple weeks and United have been poor, so I’m hoping it won’t be a huge score. Getting him over ziyech requires too many downgrades elsewhere

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I probably wouldn't keep Son on WC.
      Otherwise, it looks really good.

      1. Jude Rooney
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Agree - can you afford Bruno?

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I think he will do well against City and the next run of fixtures doesn’t scare me as much as it should.

    3. Jude Rooney
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Have you thought of McCarthy and Targett for Martinez and KWP? Not struck on Taylor although Mee back is a plus. Benching headache each week with that front 8!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Burnley rounding into shape. I like KWP assist potential more and Martinez save pts more. Yeah I’d probably have Jota as #1 sub each week

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      It would be Brewster Souchek and Bruno for Ziyech Bamford and Jota

      I really don’t think I like it...

    5. Rhinos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Don't understand selling DCL, only possible way I'd do that would be for Richarlison and even then it'd be dodgy. I know a decent bench is a good strategy this season but having to bench Bamford every week is daft

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I didn’t want to, but can’t own them all as they say. Bamford is as consistent as they come these last 2 years, proved he can do it in the prem, and plays in an attacking team with good supply. Suitable replacement for me..

        1. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          I'd much rather downgrade Bamford/Jota and upgrade Neco to Ayling or whoever. Then could get Rashford or maybe even Bruno. Not a fan of keeling spuds on a wc. Taking advantage of fixture swings should be the main reason to use it

          1. Rhinos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            Bamford to Brewster gets you Hames from Jota, way better imo

    6. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I wouldn't want to bench a 6.5m mid every week.

      I'd do these changes:

      Jota -> Bissouma
      Neco -> A nailed 4.5 def
      Son -> Bruno

    7. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Looks great. I’d prefer Rashford over Son.

  2. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Is there a sense in doing Son->Bruno and bench Salah for one GW?

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      If you’ve got the bench cover then yeah why not. Is it definitely only one league game that Salah would miss?

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Yeah, I can still field 11 even with Salah on the bench.

      2. Jude Rooney
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Could quite easily be 2

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 hours ago

          The other thing I’m nervous of with Salah is even if be can play Brighton that he’s still feeling the after effects of Covid

          1. Calculated Risks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            No symptoms reported

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 hours ago

              Thanks. Yes that’s true. I’m just looking to justify my decision!

          2. Rohirrims
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 hours ago

            The official statement is ambiguous enough. I don't think they let him travel back as +ve case and when he does he may be asked to follow 1 week isolation period.

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      This is my current plan. Just want some idea of whether salah could be available for Brighton. For me that's the clincher

  3. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Who to bench? Martinez in goals already.

    A) Robertson
    B) Targett
    C) Lamptey
    D) Barkley

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I guess B)

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

  4. GE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Salah and Son -> KDB and Bruno good moves here?
    Or other suggestions?

    (2FT, 0.7 itb)

    Martinez
    Robbie/Chilwell/Zouma
    Salah*/Son/James/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Bench: Button, Dallas, Mitchell*, Bissouma

    1. Jude Rooney
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Yep

  5. Ranger3
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Ramsdale
    Cresswell, Bellerin, Chillwell
    Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Rashford
    Werner, Bamford, Adams

    Nyland, Bednarek, Justin, Stephens

    Already used 1 transfer,
    A) Take a hit : Salah to Grealish/Ziyech/KDB
    B) Time to wildcard and get DCL,Ziyech,Grealish,Watkins, KDB, Vardy

  6. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Who to bench:

    A)Robbo Vs LEI(H)
    B)Coufal Vs SHU(A)
    C)Kilman Vs SOU(H)
    D)Lamptey Vs AVL(A)

    *Currently on D
    Thanks

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I’d say Kilman tbh. Lamptey has looked good going forward and Brighton are actually decent defensively, despite what their clean sheets total says.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I know but Brighton concede a goal per 2.5 shots so you know if Villa shots a lot then they will surely concede. On the other side there is a Saints side without Ings...this is why I'm playing Kilman atm

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Kilman may not play due to his fathers death

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        They play on Monday night... So I doubt it

    3. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Kilman's dad sadly just passed I don't expect him to start this weekend

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        It's Monday night though...

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          Oh, that's all right then, only takes a couple of days to get over.....Think about it, he's not going to be an old man, it will have been a shock.

    4. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      C

  7. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Martinez - 4.0
    Robbo - Zouma - Targett - Lamptey - Kilman
    Salah - Son - Jrod - Barkley - Soucek
    Kane - DCL - Adams

    GW09 - Salah > Bruno
    GW10 - Kane/Barkley > Watkins/KDB (-4)

    Seem legit?

    1. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Can you afford to make Son -> KdB next week without taking a hit?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        I can actually, I don't know why I never considered this sooner! I have more value built in Kane, and Kane is a better shout than Son probably.

        I'd need to come off Kane/KDB to get back to Salah in a few weeks, but I think this is actually a better move for me, cheers.

  8. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Is taking a -8 hit a good move?

    I have
    Martinez 4.0
    Dallas Justin Cancelo Coufal Mitchell
    Son Grealish Zaha Mane Bissouma
    Watkins Maupay Kane

    Thinking of taking Maupay out for Vardy for free this week then taking a -4 on Antonio for Kane and Son for KDB.

    Or
    Taking Maupay out for DCL and Son for Fernandes for a -4. Then the following week taking another -4 for Antonio for Kane and Zaha out for KDB.

    What’s the best move? Is it justifiable taking an extra hit, and is a good move having no big hitter upfront.

    Any help is appreciated, cheers.

  9. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    should i keep robbo on wc or ship to zouma/cancelo? already got chilwell

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Cancelo

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I would get cancelo in your position

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Nat Phillips?

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 hours ago

    Mornign dzzz, best moves here with 1ft and 1m itb. Defence in tatters

    Martinez
    Taa* James* Lamptey -- Saiss* Mitchell*
    Grealish Son Barnes Salah -- Burke
    Kane DCL Watkins

    A: Mitchell + Salah >> Coufal + Bruno + 2.3m itb for Son > KDB next gw
    B: Mitchell + Salah >> Chilwell + Bruno + 0.8m for Burke/Kane >> Kdb/Brewster(-4) next gw
    C: TAA + Salah >> Chilwell + Bruno + 4.6m itb

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I think I would do A out of those Moves - there is plenty of options

    2. Chrisscfc
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      What is wrong with James?

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        always a rotation risk with him

    3. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I like A & C, less keen on middle option

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    I am very much looking forward to the weekend!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Not taking a hit this GW will be an even bigger benefit than usual!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        ‘Me to’ would of sufficed but here’s hoping you have a good GW!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          'Me too' would have been even better, good luck!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Me too

  12. balint84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Salah to
    A) Kdb
    B) Sterling
    C) Grealish
    D) Ziyech

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      C if you don’t own for sure

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      A

  13. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    On a WC:

    A Vardy and Jota
    B Watkins and Werner

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Guessing the other mid or striker will be fodder, prefer B slightly

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        But if you have grealish A

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

  14. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Which of these transfer plan looks the best for next 2-3 gameweeks?

    A) Salah & Wilson ➡️ Bruno(c) & Bamford
    (Saiss & Son to KDB(c) & Cancelo next week)

    B) Salah & Wilson ➡️ KDB & Bamford
    (Saiss & Kane to Vardy(c) & Cancelo next week)

    C) Salah & Wilson ➡️ Rashford(c) & Vardy
    (Saiss to Cancelo but no City attacker for next week. Will have to sell Kane & Son in GW11 for KDB)

    Ideally I want to captain United attacker this week, Vardy next week and KDB in GW11.

    Appreciate your help!

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I would ideally want both Bruno and kdb

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Probably but Vardy by far the best captaincy shout for GW10 imo.

        1. Rhinos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          Vardy is defo not by far the best cap. Man City rarely score less than 4 v Burnley

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 hours ago

            It's usually Aguero scoring the points though. I just prefer Vardy for GW10.

            1. Rhinos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 hours ago

              Yeah Vardy a good shout I just don't think you can say it's by far

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      A for me

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

  15. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    How many PL games Salah is likely to miss guyz?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      1 guaranteed, 2 is a real possibility but not confirmed at all

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Thnx mate

  16. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours 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. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Salah -> Bruno?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        That’s my first option yeah, just worried I’ll struggle to get salah back in (had him all season so would need him to drop 0.2)

    2. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      salah to bruno? your team doesnt look that bad to be honest. there are people out there with up to 7 flags hehe

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Feel for them, hoping most are international break “injuries”

    3. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      YOu have no bench cover, so it's an easy decision to go Bruno for Salah.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Cheers mate

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Keep FT and next gw you will have greater combos to work on

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Oh no bench cover so ditch Salah for KDB imo

  17. deanchatt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    morning all

    Start Lamptey or Coufal this week ?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Coufal

      1. Big_Bear
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Lamptey

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I'm starting Coufal.

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Coufal

  18. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    RMWC

    Martinez 4m
    Chilwell Lamptey Justin Kilman Coufal
    KDB Grealish Bruno Ziyech Jota
    Vardy DCL Brewster

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Love it tbh. I really like PVA but can't see how to fit him in there.

      1. sentz05
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        I think he’s overpriced

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Arise, Sir Sentz05!

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Looks good, well balanced

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Jota is not better than Watkins/Antonio/Bamford

  19. Big_Bear
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Leno
    Chilwell PVA Digne
    JWP Barkley Son Bissouma
    Mitrovic Jimenez Kane(C)

    Mccarthy, Lascelles, KWP, Salah
    1.8m ITB and IFT

    A) Roll the FT
    B) Salah to Bruno (C)
    C) Bissouma to Eze/6.3m
    D) JWP to Jota/Grealish (C)

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      D grealish

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

  20. Gunner Boy
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Best Replacement for Maupay for up to 8.6?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Richa?

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        My Kane replacement - unless he is injured? Went off after a horror tackle in his international game on Wednesday.

  21. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    Is Salah >> Fernandes enough this week and maybe play Saiss over Dallas in the hope he starts??

  22. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    a) jota in a 352
    b) bamford in a 343

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. Dodge13
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      B

  23. Rhinos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    What I don't get bout gw9 WC'ers is how you're not lumping on City. Ypu would be if it was gw10 and it's not like spuds are watertight. Or at least lesve the funds for Sterling and have Bruno/Rashford this week

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Everyone’s playing down City’s potential as it makes it easier to get Utd assets and keep Spurs ones.

      Wait until City bag a few against Burnley. The roll up to Fulham next, people will be ripping up their teams for the City boys.

  24. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Got 2 FT and 2.7 ITB.

    What to do?
    1) Son->KDB
    2) Son->Fernandes (->KDB next GW)
    3) Salah->Mane
    4) Other?

    Martínez (Martin)
    Chilwell, Lamptey, Walker-Peters, Robertson (Branthwaite)
    Son, Soucek, Grealish, Zaha (Salah)
    Kane, Calvert-Lewin (Brewster)

  25. Merlinho
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Tough decisions this week - current team:

    Martinez
    Dallas / Coufal / Zouma (Reguilon / Ferguson )
    Ziyech / Grealish / Son / Bissouma (Salah)
    Kane / DCL / Maupuy

    Money in the bank and 1FT

    Currently looking at following options

    1) Son to KDB
    2) Son to Bruno (but I’m sure I’d want to move to KDB next week)
    3) Reguilon to Cancelo
    4) Maupay to Watkins

    I don’t mind a hit but of course I could bin Salah too, the Spurs Man City game complicates things

    Any thoughts on my options?

    1. Dodge13
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I'd go 1) if you want KDB over Bruno in the long term. Good chance of at least 1 return from City v Spurs with Kane & KDB and your other mids & strikers have friendly fixtures this week.

      1. Merlinho
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Indeed. Thanks.

        Presume the general consensus is still keeping Salah? If he was definitely out for 2 games I might jump.

  26. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Assuming Rashford is fit I’m bringing him in this GW.

    Martinez
    Chilwell Coufal Kilman
    Rashford (c) Son Rodríguez Grealish
    Kane Werner Jimenez

    Button Justin Bissouma Ferguson 0FT 2.7 ITB

    Enough to do Son to KDB or Jimenez to Vardy in GW10

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      I think the Vardy move is a good plan..

  27. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    Is Salah >> Fernandes enough this week and maybe play Saiss over Dallas in the hope he starts???

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      Yes to both. Saiss is most likely to start or not come on as a sub I would say.

  28. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    At least now I can finally spend all the money I have banked the last few GW’s.

    Bissouma and Salah to KDB and Fernandes. Exact cash.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 hours ago

      That’s a no brainer

  29. Dodge13
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 hours ago

    Hi all. Who would you opt for out of:
    A) Adams
    B) Bamford
    C) Watkins*
    *Grealish already in squad.