International Football

How many minutes did FPL assets play over the international break?

The final international break of 2020 has come to an end, with a number of Premier League clubs counting the cost of their players’ involvement with their respective countries.

Even by usual standards, we’ve seen a higher-than-average number of Fantasy Premier League flags appearing over the last fortnight thanks to a combination of injury and illness.

Our Team News tab and our press conference round-up (in both article and video form) will cover everything on the fitness front but it is fatigue we’re focusing more on in this article as we look at how many minutes each FPL asset clocked up while on international duty.

Some nations crammed in a triple-header of games over the last fortnight, with a handful of top-flight players taking part in all three of their respective country’s matches.

As well as on-field exertions, long-haul flights back from further afield may also be a consideration ahead of Gameweek 9.

MOST MINUTES PLAYED

To the best of our knowledge, these were the players who racked up the most minutes over the international break:

PlayerTeamMinutes
TierneyArsenal300
RodakFulham300
DallasLeeds United300
KochLeeds United270
WardLeicester City270
RandolphWest Ham United270
EmersonChelsea251
O’SheaWest Bromwich Albion248
PogbaManchester United237
GedsonSpurs236
McGinnAston Villa234
SakaArsenal232
GrealishAston Villa227
TielemansLeicester City225
GundoganManchester City225
SoucekWest Ham United225
TosunEverton214
Peacock-FarrellBurnley210
MitrovicFulham210
EvansLeicester City210
RobertsonLiverpool210
McTominayManchester United210

FURTHEST TRAVELLED AND LATEST RETURNEES

Many of the matches that took place over the international break, including the friendlies involving the USA, Mexico and South Korea, were staged in Europe.

There were a number of World Cup qualifiers held in South America, however, so the likes of James Rodriguez (£7.9m), Richarlison (£7.8m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) and Alex Telles (£5.5m) have had to endure long-haul flights back from their respective countries after being in action late on Tuesday or in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time).

Thiago Silva (£5.5m), indeed, looks set to miss Gameweek 9 as a result of his late return.

The South American countries weren’t the last ones in action, however, with a host of European teams – including England, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands – contesting UEFA Nations League games as late as Wednesday evening.

Players such as Sadio Mane (£12.1m), Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) have all been in African Cup of Nations qualifying duty in their home continent, meanwhile, although all those games were wrapped up by Tuesday afternoon at the latest.

The dates for all of the international games in November are available here.

CLUB-BY-CLUB ROUND-UP

The team-by-team guide below breaks down the minutes that each player has played per international match over the last week or so, with a total given at the end.

Any players with an asterisk next to their names withdrew from their countries’ squads either midway through the international break or picked up an injury at the back-end of it.

As mentioned earlier, we’ll have further details on any lingering fitness concerns in our pre-Gameweek 9 team news round-up on Friday.

ARSENAL

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Hector Bellerin – Spain – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Mohamed Elneny – Egypt – 90 + 0* = 90
  • Gabriel – Brazil – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia and Herzegovina – 0 + 90 + 0* = 90
  • Bernd Leno – Germany – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles – England – 29 + 0 + 5 = 34
  • Eddie Nketiah – England under-21s – 17 + 90 = 107
  • Nicolas Pépé – Ivory Coast – 79 + 90 = 169
  • Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson – Iceland – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Bukayo Saka – England – 90 + 52 + 90 = 232
  • Kieran Tierney – Scotland – 120 + 90 + 90 = 300
  • Granit Xhaka – Switzerland – 45 + 90 = 135

ASTON VILLA

  • Jack Grealish – England – 61 + 90 + 76 = 227
  • Conor Hourihane – Republic of Ireland – 71 + 15 + 90 = 176
  • Lovre Kalinic – Croatia – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Douglas Luiz – Brazil – 45 + 90 = 135
  • Emiliano Martínez – Argentina – 0 + 0 = 0
  • John McGinn – Scotland – 83 + 90 + 61 = 234
  • Tyrone Mings – England – 61 + 90 + 26 = 177
  • Marvelous Nakamba – Zimbabwe – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Bertrand Traoré – Burkina Faso – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Trezeguet – Egypt – 74 + 69 = 143

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Yves Bissouma – Mali – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Tariq Lamptey – England Under-21s – 90 + 0 = 90
  • Jeff Molumby – Republic of Ireland – 19 + 75 + 0 = 94
  • Joël Veltman – Netherlands – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Andi Zeqiri – Swizerland under-21s – 90 + 90 = 180

BURNLEY

  • Robbie Brady – Republic of Ireland – 30 + 82 + 78* = 190
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Iceland – 73 + 0 + 0* = 73
  • Kevin Long – Republic of Ireland – 29 + 90 + 90 = 209
  • Dwight McNeil – England Under-21s – 82 + 14 = 96
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell  – Northern Ireland – 120 + 0 + 90 = 210
  • Nick Pope – England – 45 + 0 + 0 = 45
  • Matej Vydra – Czech Republic – 45 + 8 + 24 = 77

CHELSEA

  • Tammy Abraham – England – 27 + 0 + 14 = 41
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga – Spain – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Ben Chilwell – England – 0 + 38 + 0 = 38
  • Andreas Christensen – Denmark – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Billy Gilmour – Scotland under-21s – 10 + 0 = 10
  • Olivier Giroud – France – 57 + 12 + 84 = 153
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – England under-21s – 73 + 61 = 134
  • Reece James – England – 90 = 90
  • Jorginho – Italy – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • N’Golo Kanté – France – 33 + 90 + 0 = 123
  • Mateo Kovačić – Croatia – 0 + 77 + 90 = 166
  • Édouard Mendy – Senegal – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Mason Mount – England – 73 + 69 + 64 = 206
  • Emerson Palmieri – Italy – 71 + 90 + 90 = 251
  • Antonio Rüdiger – Germany – 90 + 90 + 0 = 180
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Timo Werner – Germany – 0 + 76 + 76 = 152
  • Hakim Ziyech – Morocco – 72 + 90 = 162
  • Kurt Zouma – France – 90 + 0 + 45 = 135

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Jordan Ayew – Ghana – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Michy Batshuayi – Belgium – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Christian Benteke – Belgium – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Eberechi Eze – England under-21s – 17 + 0* = 17
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté – Senegal – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Jeffrey Schlupp – Ghana – 0 + 67 = 67
  • Patrick van Aanholt – Netherlands – 0 + 11 + 70 = 81

EVERTON

  • Allan – Brazil – 90 + 0* = 90
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin – England – 63 + 21 + 0 = 84
  • Cenk Tosun – Turkey – 63 + 80 + 71 = 214
  • Tom Davies – England Under-21s – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Lucas Digne – France – 90 + 0 + 45 = 135
  • Ben Godfrey – England Under-21s – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Alex Iwobi – Nigeria – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Michael Keane – England – 90 + 0 + 0 = 90
  • Yerry Mina – Colombia – 90 + 0 = 90
  • Robin Olsen – Sweden – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Jordan Pickford – England – 0 + 90 + 90= 180
  • Richarlison – Brazil – 76 + 70* = 146
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson – Iceland – 90 + 90 + 0 = 180
  • James Rodríguez – Colombia – 90 + 90 = 180
  • João Virgínia – Portugal Under-21s – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0

FULHAM

  • Ola Aina – Nigeria – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Bobby Decordova-Reid – Jamaica – 45 + 68 = 113
  • Michael Hector – Jamaica – 20 + 90 = 110
  • Neeskens Kebano – DR Congo – 45 + 36 = 81
  • Aleksandar Mitrović – Serbia – 120 + 0 + 90 = 210
  • Tim Ream – USA – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Antonee Robinson – USA – 90 + 0 = 90
  • Marek Rodák – Slovakia – 120 + 90 + 90 = 300
  • Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa – Cameroon – 90 + 0 = 90

LEEDS UNITED

  • Ezgjan Alioski – North Macedonia – 90 + 0 + 0* = 90
  • Liam Cooper – Scotland – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland – 120 + 90 + 90 = 300
  • Mateusz Klich – Poland – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Robin Koch – Germany – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Illan Meslier – France Under-21s – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Tyler Roberts – Wales – 0 + 2 + 1 = 3

LEICESTER CITY

  • Jonny Evans – Northern Ireland – 120 + 0 + 90 = 210
  • James Justin – England Under-21s – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigeria – 28 + 84 = 112
  • Dennis Praet – Belgium – 90 + 7 + 0 = 97
  • Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark – 45 + 90 = 135
  • Youri Tielemans – Belgium – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • Cengiz Ünder – Turkey – 77 + 64 + 0 = 141
  • Danny Ward – Wales – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270

LIVERPOOL

  • Alisson – Brazil – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Roberto Firmino – Brazil – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Jordan Henderson – England – 0 + 45 + 0* = 45
  • Curtis Jones – England under-21s – 73 + 29 = 102
  • Diogo Jota – Portugal – 16 + 34 + 77 = 127
  • Caoimhin Kelleher – Republic of Ireland – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Naby Keïta – Guinea – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Sadio Mane – Senegal – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Takumi Minamino – Japan – 72 + 33 = 105
  • Andrew Robertson – Scotland – 120 + 0 + 90 = 210
  • Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland – 45 + 72 = 117
  • Kostas Tsimikas – Greece – 45 + 62 + 90 = 197
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Netherlands – 45 + 64 + 90 = 199
  • Neco Williams – Wales – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Rhys Williams – England Under-21s – 90 + 0* = 90

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Nathan Aké – Netherlands – 6 + 0 + 0* = 6
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • João Cancelo – Portugal – 0 + 90 + 19 = 109
  • Rúben Dias – Portugal – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Ederson – Brazil – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Phil Foden – England – 29 + 0 + 90 = 119
  • Eric Garcia – Spain – 90 + 0 + 47 = 137
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Germany – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • Gabriel Jesus – Brazil – 76 + 90 = 166
  • Riyad Mahrez – Algeria – 71 + 80 = 151
  • Rodri – Spain – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Bernardo Silva – Portugal – 45 + 72 + 19 = 136
  • Zach Steffen – USA – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Ferran Torres – Spain – 29 + 90 + 73 = 192
  • Kyle Walker – England – 0 + 90 + 64 = 154
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko – Ukraine – 56 + 86 = 142

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • Edinson Cavani – Uruguay – 78 + 71 = 149
  • David De Gea – Spain – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Dean Henderson – England – 45 + 0 + 0 = 45
  • Bruno Fernandes – Portugal – 0 + 72 + 45 = 117
  • Daniel James – Wales – 28 + 90 + 89 = 207
  • Victor Lindelöf – Sweden – 90 + 66* = 156
  • Harry Maguire – England – 90 + 0 + 90* = 180
  • Anthony Martial – France – 33 + 78 + 0 = 111
  • Scott McTominay – Scotland – 120 + 0 + 90 = 210
  • Paul Pogba – France – 57 + 90 + 90 = 237
  • Alex Telles – Brazil – 1 + 0 = 1
  • Donny van de Beek – Netherlands – 90 + 26 + 20 = 136

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Miguel Almirón – Paraguay – 90 + 0 = 90
  • Ciaran Clark – Republic of Ireland – 0 + 0 = 0
  • Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 0 = 180
  • Emil Krafth – Sweden – 0 + 24 = 24
  • Jamal Lewis – Northern Ireland – 120 + 54 + 24 = 198
  • Fabian Schär – Switzerland – 90 = 90

SHEFFIELD UNITED

  • Ethan Ampadu – Wales – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Sander Berge – Norway – 0 = 0
  • Rhian Brewster – England under-21s – 73 + 0 = 73
  • Oliver Burke – Scotland – 0 + 0 + 17 = 17
  • John Egan – Republic of Ireland – 14 + 0 + 0* = 14
  • Oliver McBurnie – Scotland – 37 + 90 + 29 = 156
  • Aaron Ramsdale – England under-21s – 90 + 0 = 90

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Stuart Armstrong – Scotland – 0 + 87 + 0 = 87
  • Jan Bednarek – Poland – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Ibrahima Diallo – France under-21s – 26 + 0 = 26
  • Moussa Djenepo – Mali – 70 + 0 = 70
  • Michael Obafemi – Republic of Ireland under-21s – 74 + 11 = 85
  • Jannik Vestergaard – Denmark – 90 + 0 = 90

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Toby Alderweireld – Belgium – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Gareth Bale – Wales – 0 + 90 + 61 = 151
  • Ben Davies – Wales – 0 + 90 + 0 = 90
  • Eric Dier – England – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Matt Doherty – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 0* = 180
  • Gedson Fernandes – Portugal under-21s – 90 + 90 + 56 = 236
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – Denmark – 90 = 90
  • Son Heung-min – South Korea – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Harry Kane – England – 0 + 90 + 76 = 166
  • Hugo Lloris – France – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Giovani Lo Celso – Argentina – 61 + 90 = 151
  • Sergio Reguilón – Spain – 61 + 90 + 0 = 151
  • Joe Rodon – Wales – 21 + 90 + 90 = 201
  • Davinson Sánchez – Colombia – 0 + 90 = 90
  • Moussa Sissoko – France – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Harry Winks – England – 90 + 45 + 26 = 161

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Semi Ajayi – Nigeria – 29 + 6 = 35
  • Conor Gallagher – England under-21s – 90 + 29 = 119
  • Kamil Grosicki – Poland – 0 + 45 + 15 = 60
  • Dara O’Shea – Republic of Ireland – 76 + 82 + 90 = 248

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Fabián Balbuena – Paraguay – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Said Benrahma – Algeria – 0 + 73 = 73
  • Vladimír Coufal – Czech Republic – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Lukasz Fabianski – Poland – 0 + 0 + 90 = 90
  • Sebastien Haller – Ivory Coast – 67 + 90 = 157
  • Darren Randolph – Republic of Ireland – 90 + 90 + 90 = 270
  • Declan Rice – England – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Tomáš Souček – Czech Republic – 45 + 90 + 90 = 225
  • Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine – 45 + 0* = 45

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Willy Boly – Ivory Coast – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Leander Dendoncker – Belgium – 45 + 0 + 90 = 135
  • Raúl Jiménez – Mexico – 90 + 64 = 154
  • João Moutinho – Portugal – 74 + 18 + 90 = 182
  • Pedro Neto – Portugal – 45 + 0 + 0 = 45
  • Rúben Neves – Portugal – 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
  • Owen Otasowie – USA – 3 + 0 = 3
  • Rui Patrício – Portugal – 0 + 90 + 90 = 180
  • Romain Saïss – Morocco – 90 + 90 = 180
  • Nélson Semedo – Portugal – 90 + 0 + 90 = 180
  • Adama Traoré – Spain – 28 + 17 + 0 = 45
  • Vitinha – Portugal under-21s – 74 + 45 + 90 = 209

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842 Comments Post a Comment
  1. rowdog24
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Jesus or Werner? Talk to me.

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Werner more nailed Chelsea playing well although Jesus has great fixtures I can’t see how he will start all the time

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The pens have it for me. Werner

    3. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Werner

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Werner will be embarrassed and angry after Germany's drubbing. He will want to perform. Plus he has pens.

    5. rokonto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Vardy?

    6. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      i see werner bench

  2. WG010692
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    HELP! What can I do with this lot - WC gone

    Mendy (Nyland*)
    TAA* Justin James (Saiss Mitchell)
    JRod Soucek Salah* Son (Foden)
    DCL Kane Bamford

    0.0 ITB

    Thinking of a TAA + Son to Cancelo + Ziyech (-4)

    Cheers guys

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I don’t think I would lose son (who’s fit for a -4) would rather sell Salah (who can get back in again when fit)

      1. WG010692
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        True, I was also tempted to do Salah to Bruno for a 2 week punt with (C).

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah that’s what I would prob do

          1. WG010692
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers mate

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Advice needed please..I’m doing Salah > Bruno but should I also do?

    A. Foden > Grealish/Ziyech (-4)
    B. Nothing and WC next Gw
    C. WC this week

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Coufal Taylor (Mitchell TAA)
    Salah Son Soucek Foden (Bissoumna)
    Kane Werner DCL

    1. rowdog24
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If I had a WC available and I had Salah, Son & Kane, I probably would.

      1. WG010692
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This - WC

  4. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Whos a better captain option this week?
    1) Mane
    2) Bruno

    Thanks!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1 - don't like Bruno's home form much

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I agree. Are leicester defensively sound? They too are hit with injuries. No soyuncu, ndidi, and with Fofana a doubt. I think pool could do well.

    2. jimbo90
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2

    3. WG010692
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2

  5. jimbo90
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    Taylor* Chilwell Lamptey (Mitchell TAA)
    Grealish Ziyech Bruno (c) Son Podence
    Kane DCL

    2.1ITB / 0FT

    Worth taking a -4 to get TAA out now that Taylor is flagged and Mitchell won't play?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It’s a hard one Taylor could easily outscore someone you get in for a -4

    2. puhd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      What happened to Taylor?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Has a niggle but should be ok apparently

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          thanks

  6. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone know if we can listen to the press conferences live

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Some clubs post live links to theirs on Twitter

      1. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks

  7. Peskey
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I see people are buying Mane with one of the arguments being he has already had Covid19.
      But out of those who have so far contracted Covid19, how many have actually performed well after recovering?
      I know we are talking about strong and fit athletes here, but this virus attacks harder than a normal flu.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He's fine to pick up. He's not my first choice Mo replacement (KdB is) but I would pick him up 2nd if I already owned KdB.

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He's scored and looked sharp since coming back. My bigger concern is that Mane doesn't play better with Salah out.

      3. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He'll be OK. Look at all the other players that have passed it, recovered quickly and no problems at all.

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Depends on the effect the virus actually had on the person's lungs. If asymptomatic, there's a good chance it was just like the flu, or better. It doesn't affect everybody equally

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      With Shaw out is Telles now a good option as TAA replacement? Already have Chilwell and will get Cancelo for Saïss next week

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Telles a good shout

    • puhd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Need advice! Salah out for:

      A- Ziyech
      B- KDB

      Thanks lads

      1. Chip Butty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        KDB although do like Ziyech as a 3rd mid

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If I make the transfer, my mids will be:
          Son KDB Bruno Rodriguez Grealish

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        KDB, great fixtures all the way into next year.........

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Eyeing up a Saiss, Son, Kane -> Cancelo, KDB, Aguero -8 next week. Love a pre-planned hit that surely can't go wrong.

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        haha

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

        Aguero vs Jesus is a problem

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Potentially yes, but City haven't been free scoring with or without Jesus in the side. I think Aguero will still be first choice starter, bang in a 60 minute hattrick then get rested. And that's fine with me.

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Will KDB still be on pens?

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        yes, without Aguero its him.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I don't see why not. People miss all the time

    • Chip Butty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which transfer to do this week? Likely to do the other next

      A - Son > KDB
      B - Kane > Vardy

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I wouldn't do any of those this GW.
        But if i had to, I would do B now and wait until next GW for A.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Save this week

      3. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Do both

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which option for this week?

      A. Mane + Soucek + Cresswell
      B. Grealish + Ziyech + Taylor/Justin

      1. Chip Butty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aaaaaand another -8! Kane + Salah + Son > DCL + JRod + KDB

      Mart
      Chilwell Cancelo Coufal
      (C) Bruno KDB Ziyech JRod Jack
      DCL Bam

      Steer Kilman Vest Brewster

      Got funds for Kilman to Dias GW10, then JRod to Salah GW12 (or earlier, if pushed). Steer to another 4.0 GK will happen with a future spare FT, since Heaton's almost back to displace him as the Mart backup

      So many captaincy options... Son was my only blank last GW in the whole XI, and he was my captain. I'm not even bothered anymore. Set it on Bruno since the deadline, and I'll leave it there unless there's news

      Son to KDB isn't worth it? I feel it is, and I know that might just be me. Rolling with it

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good moves, but a -8 to get rod of Kane and Son is a little hard to swallow!

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Looking at fixtures and sustainable performance data over previous points. I sold DCL in GW7 with a plan to get him back GW9. He didn't harm me, even with a late winner in one game and a fluke assist in the other. It's how I play, so it's easier for me

          Every Spurs explosion has come with a caveat: S'oton suicide line, Martial red, West Ham's 20-minute absence. They've looked like normal premiums in other games, and I know I can sell normal premiums who have their type of upcoming fixture run (opponent defence stats, not whether Mou will pull out a win or not)... For premiums with clearly better runs... For a hit

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nah. A -8 to remove 2 players who are in form. And, removing Salah as part of that when you are going to bring him back. Don't sound like great moves to me.

        But, not as bad as your plan to remove your 4.0mil non-playing GK for another 4.0mil non-playing GK in the future. Transfers are way too precious to waste one on that.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Salah, Covid-19 +: Leicester, Brighton, Wolves. Switched him to JRod: Fulham, Leeds, Burnley. After which I'll switch back to Salah

          Son: City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Palace, Liverpool, Leicester, Wolves. Switched him to KDB: Spurs, Burnley, Fulham, Man U, West Brom, S'oton, Newcastle, and a DGW soon after

          Kane: Son's fixtures. Switched him to DCL... I don't even need to explain this

          I don't believe that past points correctly predict future points, especially due to the anomalies in each Spurs explosion. I got Son and Kane because I thought they could carry that ruthlessness over to their easier games, but they couldn't. This was enough proof to me that what you're seeing as "form" is an accumulation of anomalies in each of those games. Remove the unsustainable factors, and Spurs premiums have behaved like other premiums this season... Making it very easy for me to switch to players with better games

          Also, I have no fear of selling an unavailable player for someone who has three better fixtures coming up. Every FPL asset is replaceable, even by someone much cheaper, if all you want is points

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

          Steer to another 4.0 GK with a SPARE FT in the future. Since it's not obvious enough, I'll state it: selling Steer when Heaton is back will free up a useful third Villa player slot, since Steer loses his utility in my squad as a cheap backup keeper guaranteed to come in for my main keeper, Martinez. The switch would be to enable a 3rd Villa asset elsewhere in the team if needed, like Targett to replace Vest by GW13

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Also consider mid-term

            Look at Kane/Son fixtures 28th Dec, 2nd Jan (100% Kane (C) essential, then next two game weeks.

            7 transfers between now and then. Removing Kane and Son and replacing them takes about 75% of your FTs between now and then.

            IMO there are just far better rotations, bigger fires to fight, players with no value locked into them etc

            I honestly don't think it's worth tying up almost all my moves between now and Christmas (or taking hits) on two players who will very likely return just at average levels

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              GW16? Transfers around then will be focused on the GW19 DGW, making Spurs less essential than you're implying

              Also, see how Spurs have performed in their easier fixtures this season. They didn't explode against Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley or West Brom. West Ham and S'oton were due to clear anomalies

              I'm seeing beyond just the 20 pointers. They aren't the assets that their current points make them out to be. I can see that, and I know I might be the only one who sees that, and I've decided based on that assessment

              Nowhere else in my squad needs any form of upgrade or change, except second GK. It's right here in the post

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

              Note that at no point have I stated nor implied that Spurs would blank. I just don't see them exploding with the regularity that has brought them to their current point tallies, because I don't see those anomalies PREDICTABLY repeating themselves in fixtures against tough defences. Will Spurs force someone to play S'oton's highline? Will Spurs force another red card in the first half? Will Spurs force another team to switch off for the first 20 minutes? I don't see those scenarios repeating against the good defences they're about to face for 7 GWs, so I now see them as premiums taking up the budget I can spend on other premiums with better fixtures in those 7 GWs. This is why I made the switch

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I dunno. You seen to be trying too hard here to wrap reasons around your decisions. They're apparently struggling to break down teams, but also don't keep them in 'tough' fixtures against expansive teams. Their scores were anomolies that won't happen again, but let's project all performed that fit a narrative of underperforming etc. Ultimately, I don't really have any confidence in anyone's predictions about where this is going for them. So I'm going to keep them as they are quality, both essentially and very heavily involved in everything Spurs do. But if you're kicking your heels for what to do with your transfers then fair enough. For me, I'll hokey cokey KdB and Salah for their great fixture and the GW12 captaincy.

                Expect rubbish teams to be depleted and exhausted then (Christmas and after) rather than now. DGW or not expect an absolutely ludicrous shift back to Kane and EO captaincy during that period if players remain fit.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I said I don't see the anomalies that happened in those three games repeating themselves in any game. They have not exploded in any game without an anomaly, against tough teams (Everton GW1) or easy teams (Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley and West Brom). The anomalies have happened in one tough game (Martial's red) and two "easy" games (West Ham's 20 minutes and S'oton's high line)

                  When playing any level of difficulty of fixture without an unexpected unpredictable event happening, Spurs players have performed like normal premium players, or sometimes worse

                  So I choose to view them as normal premium players, and I've switched them to the premiums who have a higher chance of predictable explosive returns in their easier games

                  And yes, their explosive scores were anomalies that were unlikely to happen even when they happened, and haven't repeated themselves since then: S'oton has performed better in defence since then (remember when Leicester thumped them last season? Didn't repeat); West Ham has stayed focused even when playing Liverpool; Man U hasn't gotten another red card

                  If none of this sounds logical, then I guess there's no way to show you. I'm not trying to tell you why you should do what I did. I'm explaining my logic, which you've somehow interpreted as wrapping reasons around a decision, rather than discussing the reasons

                  Do you believe those three games didn't involve any anomalies?

                  Do you think Spurs have impressed in every match without those anomalies?

                  Do you see those unpredictable anomalies repeating themselves in the future games?

                  I said I bought Spurs premiums because I thought they could carry over that ruthlessness of the abnormal games into easier games where they were expected to get more chances, especially against a team like Brighton that plays an open game (so, not only against parked buses), but they didn't impress. Not blanks and woeful performances, but... Normal

                  Normal premiums

                  That's my issue with them. Normal premiums vs other normal premiums who have better fixtures

                  GW16 is far away, and Kane or Son or both can be gotten with 2FTs or -4. I won't keep a player from GWs 9 to 15 because I want him by GW16

    • rokonto
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So looks like Wilson not fit judging by the training pictures

      1. Foé Fuchs Saka
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wait for presser. He’ll play even if it’s only a small possibility that he’s fit.

    • NO SALAH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Morning lads,

      This is my team for GW9.

      Martinez
      Chilwell Lamptey Coufal Kilman Reguilon
      Sterling Grealish Son
      Kane DCL
      Bench: Salah Brewster Bissouma

      I have two transfer options for this GW.

      A) Salah + Son + Brewster -> Fernandes + Ziyech + Bamford (-4, 1.1 ITB)
      C) Salah + Son + Kane -> Fernandes + KDB + Vardy (-4, 0.1 ITB)

      Any thoughts?

      1. Chip Butty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fernandes this week. Do you need to take the hit this week? Could just do one of KDB/Vardy

        1. NO SALAH
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Your suggestion is Fernandes + KDB or Fernandes + Vardy? Did I get it right?

          1. Chip Butty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yes but don't think you need to take the hit

            1. NO SALAH
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Ok thanks, two players change will be for free. Then don't need to make 3 changes for a hit.

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Prefer C

        1. NO SALAH
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I could give me a hard time to get Salah back. I am leaning towards C too but this is the concern for me. Thanks!

      3. puhd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        C

    • El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rashford touch and go or will be play? Might have to give him the boot

      1. Foé Fuchs Saka
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think he’ll play. Wait for presser today.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Marcus his name is.

    • Foé Fuchs Saka
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Podence to rashford for -4?
      Have Bruno.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Marcus would love to join your team

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      These teams without a Liverpool mid look so strong - until you realise there isn't a Liverpool mid. Can't have them all I guess

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Jota is a good shout for a while no?

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I guess that tells u no one is essential

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

        We're injured/unavailable all over the pitch: defensive talismans, creative talismans, goal threat talismans

        We're decimated, and it's a fact. Klopp will squeeze out wins and might thump a team or two, but this isn't City that had been rotating players forever. This is a team of talismans who aren't available for now

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I don't know. Klopp lost the Champions League - came back and won it the next year. Lost the league and came back and won it convincingly the next year.
          I think this might be where he thrives - siege mentality and all. But we'll see I guess.

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Really think there is something approaching a bus parking coming. Pool cannot go toe to toe with this Leicester team as they could be blown away within 20 minutes. That ALOMST happened last year, before it swung and you completely took them apart. No way you'll do that with this team. Respect will be shown. Maybe Mane will return, but it won't be rock and roll football

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Any news about antonio & calum wilson?

      TiA

    • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Vassilev and Salah to Watkins for -4?

      3.5itb 1ft
      Martinez
      Chilwell Taylor Ayling Cancelo Justin
      Grealish Son Rodriguez
      DCL Kane
      (Peacock Bissouma Salah* Vassilev*)

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        That should say Vassilev and Salah to Watkins and Bruno for -4?

      2. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Definitely

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rash or bruno in ?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Rashford

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Marcus

      2. jimbo90
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        bruno

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which def. to get from palace 4.5 max ?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Clyne

    • The Mighty Whites
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Think Mitchell will start?

    • reedybob91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which 2 out of these 4 should I start this GW

      R James / Lamptey/ Mitchell/ Kilman

      Chilwell my other defender

    • Cto
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Would you make any changes ? (I would use a WC if had one!)
      Just 1FT . 1.2 in a bank

      Ryan
      Lamptey Chilwell Semedo Dallas Mitchell
      Grealish Ziyech Mahrez Foden Son
      Kane Jiminez DCL

      1. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can you do son to Bruno
        Jiminez to either Bamford/Watkins?

      2. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Maybe this week and next week you could use your FT to downgrade someone so that you can turn one of your city assets into a a definite starter (lol)

    • Ghost86
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

      McCarthy Steer

      TAA Robbo Chilwell Justin Mitchell

      Salah Son Grealish Soucek Bissouma

      Kane DCL Mitrovic

      Maybe just go Salah to Bruno with one free transfer or would you WC now?

    • abaalan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Salah -> Bruno
      Son -> Rodriguez -4

      worth it for -4?

      would allow me to do Mitrovic -> Vardy/Jesus next GW
      Issues would be getting Salah back and no City for next 2 (at least)

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Would do it but not sure about Rodriguez, would prefer Ziyech.

    • Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Does anyone know the press conference times today??

    • Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which Southampton defender to get?

      A) KWP
      B) Vestergaard