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. Checko
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who do we think scores more over next 4 GW?

      A) - Kane
      B) - Vardy (-4)

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

        Kane.

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

        Vardy

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

        B

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

        Kane.

      5. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Vardy ofcourse. Brace this weekend snd a brace against Fulham.

      6. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        kane

      7. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        B

      8. Checko
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Mixed responses!

          My gut says Vardy, my head says Kane.

          Thanks guys!

      9. Gunner Boy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thoughts on the Following:

        Salah > Bruno
        TAA > Max 6.0 Defender
        For free

        Next gameweek: Son > Salah.

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Chiwell?

          Then solid moves

          1. Gunner Boy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Already Have Chilwell, thinking about Cancelo

            1. Sarri-ball
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              That would of been myb2nd suggestion. City have solid run after this week

              Or go 4.5 bank money depends on rest of team

      10. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Watkins double up with Grealish sensible or overkill?

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Usually would say overkill double villa

          But for me both good value

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

          Villa currently scoring 50-100% more than expected for any team ever that will finish outside top6. Watkins has by fair the lowest goal involvement of all the budget forwards. Lots of ways to interprete this but of all the options Watkins looks to me most at risk of massive regression

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

          sensible, great fixturs until Christmas

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

          Watkins for next 3GW then switch.

        5. Lord Tachanka
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I considered it as the fixtures do look good but I’ve gone for Bamford as I didn’t have and his xG is very high and should continue. Watkins could be good but doesn’t fill me with confidence.

      11. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hey guys, I was planning to do Son > Ziyech this week with my FT. With Salah now out (for 2 games?) should I just hold him and let Soucek come off the bench (not the worst replacement)?

        A - Son > Ziyech
        B - Salah > KDB
        C - Salah > Ziyech
        D - Other suggestion?

        McCarthy
        Chillwell - Taylor - Konsa
        Son - Bruno - Salah - Grealish
        Vardy - DCL - Bamford  

        Steer - Soucek - Egan - Mitchell     

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Id do salah to ziyech this week

          Then son can become salah when ready or kdb

      12. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Look at all those international minutes. Managers just need to brace themselves this week. There are going to be some benchings/reduced minutes.

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

          5 subs allowed now, so minutes for lots of players are going to be reduced too.

          1. Pulp Minion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Premier league is still 3 subs no?

      13. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Do you have a list of Premier League players from this season to be copied to Excel?

      14. Super Jack Grealish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Martinez, Forster
        Robertson*, Chilwell, Semedo*, Dallas, 3.9
        Salah*, Son*, Zieych, Grealish, Stephens*
        Kane*, DCL, Bamford

        2 FT, 1.0 ITB

        A) Robbo + Son > Cancelo + KDB
        B) Son + Salah > Bruno(C) + KDB
        C) Semedo + Son > Kilman + KDB
        D) Semedo + Son > Coufal + Bruno(C) (Stephens + Kane > KDB + Brewster -4 next GW)

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

          A or C

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

          Why have Son and Kane got an asterisk? Keep Semedo for one more week.

          I'd just do Salah > Bruno (c) and roll the other FT.

      15. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wildcard best option here or just take a hit as there is bound to be a good few hits this week anyway? Defence is in ribbons

        McCarthy
        Cresswell Coady Lamptey (Bavies Dallas)
        Salah Son Podence Sterling (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Adams

        Nothing ITB.

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

          You have sure starters in defence: Cresswell, Lamptey and Dallas. Coady starts when fit. Not sure what’s wrong with that.

          Maybe Mo to Mane?

          1. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah waiting for the pressers today to decide for certain what to do. That move is in my mind.

        2. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Never a fan of hit on defenders but

          Coady/bdavies to targett/cancelo would look solid front 8 not looking 2 bad

          1. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It's the just that I have a few yellow flags currently that are concerning but overall I know it isnt THAT much of a mess.

            1. Sarri-ball
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah wait on tewm news

              Maybe just do 1 defence move and 1 further up field.

              Id workout how many of team would sell and could be worth wildcard.

              1. Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers

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

          I would WC this

      16. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Play Lamptey or Mitchell?

      17. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Is Ziyech the real deal? He has hauled against two poor teams but has some trickyish games coming up

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

          we will find out

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

          He looks good, but ultimately you have to decide whether you want to get him or not.

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

        Going to be major FPL meltdowns if Salah returns today, tests negative and is cleared for Sunday. I don't think this is likely but the quotes from the Egyptian FA (who sound dodgey) are that they have sent him on this plane today in order for him to have a chance to play at the weekend:

        Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Ela added to On Time sports: “As of now, if a player's swab came back negative and a chest X-ray comes back clear they can return to the pitch. That's why Arsenal and Liverpool asked for the return of their players.”

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

          Sunday is too soon IMO/ Would be funny though.

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

          I read that his latest test is still positive

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

            Yup, from yesterday, but today is another day lol, and Saturday

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

          Maybe.

          Looking at the NFL, though, Cam Newton had COVID-19 but was asymptomatic. He came back as soon as he was cleared but his play struggled for the next few weeks afterwards.

          I don’t know for sure if it was just bad play or COVID fog, but even when people don’t suffer severe symptoms from it, this virus does seem to have an effect on people for some time afterwards.

          My point, I guess, is that it may take Salah and others who have tested positive a while to get back to pre-COVID performance levels.

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

            Thats an interesting point thanks

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

            Not mentioning how irresponsible it is to put a player under such physical stress when your body is recovering from this. There is no such thing as "asymptomatic" people. Just because you cannot distinguish it does not mean its not there afecting your body organs, your metabolism, etc, etc...

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

            Didn't Mane score within a few minutes of his return from covid isolation?

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

          What is incredible is that this people are allowed in the country carrying the virus and being POSITIVE confirmed when everybody else is not allowed to fly without a negative covid test. And then everyone wonders whats going on in the world....

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

          But he will have to isolate anyway so?

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

            He has been isolating already - Sunday is the 10th day, very unlikely he can play but the Egyptian FA seem to think he has a chance.

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

          i will be amazed if klopp lets him near the rest of the squad and if he risks playing him when he's not been training.

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

          I think there must be some rule of isolating for a certain number of days after first positive test no matter what so playing leicester is imo not a thing that'll happen

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I think with the Salah case it's clear he hasn't stuck to an international corridor, attended a wedding, contracted the virus. He shouldn't be allowed to fly to England until tested negative and be made to isolste for 14 days.

            The wedding changes everything

        8. abhirup780
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          He shouldn't be allowed to be among his teammates till 23rd.

      19. Assist me a river
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Reece James? Decent punt on a WC?

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Alot will say no

          For me yes him and ziyech look good on the right. Will play majority of gwmes byt always worry of a rest

          1. Assist me a river
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Think he might be a sleeper, and a cheap way inn Che def.

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

          I like him.

          I had him on GW3 WC. Looked a disaster at first but has since become pretty nailed in that first choice Chelsea defense. Very attacking as well.

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

          Have him and Chilwell. Could be decent

      20. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thoughts on Salah Son to Bruno KDB for free?

        Martinez
        Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
        Salah*/Son*/Hamez/Grealish
        Kane/DCL/Bamford

        Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I'd say yes

      21. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ziyech captain? or cop out and go with Bruno?

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Bruno

      22. Dirty Leeds
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Alright lads. Team not in the best of shapes. 2FTs.Would you do this?

        TAA, Salah, Barnes and Mitrovic --> Cancelo, Bruno, Grealish and DCL (-8)

        Cheers

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not for -8

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

          Without a doubt, I would

          Two non-players and two bad picks for four players with statistical form and good fixtures while also being fixture proof

          Major upgrade in points potential for the next 3 GWs

          After which things start looking iffy

          1. Dirty Leeds
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Right thanks - yes, WC after those 3 GWs I believe is the way to go.

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

          Who would play in defence instead of TAA if you kept him ?
          Other 3 transfers look good

          1. Dirty Leeds
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            To be honest, losing TAA for Cancelo is the transfer I'll be doing for sure. Have Chilwell, KWP and Taylor other than Fegruson...ha!

        4. Captain Scarlet
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I would, to be honest.

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

            Honesty is the best policy

        5. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I hate hits, but I think I would too.

          1. Dirty Leeds
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes, same here. Never have done a -8...but desperate times call for desperate measures, haha

        6. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Would get Watkins instead of DCL but i would do it very easy 8 points and more to come back and you fix the teams issues

      23. Newsman70
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        On a Wildcard

        Martinez Forster
        Chillwell Zouma Lamptey Targett Kilman
        KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Riedewald
        DCL Bamford Kane

        A Zaha, McCarthy, Werner and Brewster
        or
        B Riedewald, Kane, Bamford and Martinez

        Any thoughts most appreciated!

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Tough, probably B. Although would prefer Vardy over Kane and Werner

          1. Newsman70
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It is a tough call. I just feel like Kane will burn me and I have a lot of value tied up in him. 11.0 to buy back and got him for 10.5

            1. Big Ronnie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I hear you, I got for 10.6. I still have him in my WC at the moment but just waiting on the press conferences to switch to Vardy

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

          I don't rate Werner, so B

      24. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Best option please. Already used ft on Salah to bruno

        Martinez
        Robbo Zouma Ayling
        Grealish Ziyech Foden Bruno Son
        DCL Kane

        Button KWP Mitchell Brewster
        1.1 itb

        A) Foden > Zaha
        (Kane & son > vardy & kdb next week for -4)

        B) Brewster > Antonio & bench Foden
        (leaves more options next week but would need -8 to get vardy, cancelo & kdb or sterling, fodder & kdb)

        Cheers

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I own Zaha, but I'm not sure I'd bring him in.

          Moyes still iffy on Antonio. I'd rather Bamford or Watkins.

          I'd actually roll a FT and wait for more info next week.

      25. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Which option for the set of fixtures?

        A. Mane (LEI, bha(c))
        Sterling (FUL(c))
        Soucek (shu)
        Berge (wba)
        Lewis (avl)

        B. Grealish (BHA, whu, NEW)
        Ziyech (new, TOT, LEE)

        1. Dirty Leeds
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          B

      26. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Martinez
        Coufal Kilman KWP
        Salah* KDB Son Grealish Zaha
        Kane DCL

        Forster; Brewster, Lamptey, Ayling

        A. Salah -> Bruno
        B. Save ft

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I'm leaning B (but playing Lamptey).

      27. Lutherc71
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Who to bench?
          A) Son
          B) Bamford

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

            B if you really have to.

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

            Clearly B, but I'd rather bench a defender.

            1. Lutherc71
                2 months, 8 days ago

                This is already with 3 defenders, I'm planning to go like this:
                McCarthy
                Targett Chillwell Masuaku
                Rodriguez Grealish Bruno Zaha Son
                DCL Kane

                Ryan Bamford Lamptey Dallas

                1. Lutherc71
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    *Vardy, not Kane

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              C'mon Podence. Need at least a brace as a parting gift!

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

                Not happening. Probably benched.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Doubt benching. Especially with the Traore situation.

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

              Martinez
              Chilwell, Dias, KWP
              KDB, Bruno(c), Ziyech, Grealish(vc)
              Kane, DCL, Maupay

              1.1m in the bank to play around with, anything worth a hit?

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

                No. Looks good.

            4. Captain Scarlet
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              This article really hammers home how needless Internationals are at this time. Players travelling and not even featuring. Crazy.

              That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by Bruno's minutes - shouldn't be too tired out, hopefully...

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

              Plan was to swap out T. Silva & Bowen after this GW anyway to bring in Ziyech and another defender, but would you do it before this GW for a -8 or just w8 and play Lamptey?

              1.7 ITB 0 FT's

              Martínez
              Lamptey - Cresswell - Chilwell
              KDB - Fernandes - Son - Grealish - Bowen
              Kane - Bamford

              (Steer, T. Silva, Brewster, Mitchell)

              1. Pegboy
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Hold

            6. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Feel like I’ve massively gotten away with it in terms of missing players this week. Salah is my only flag at the moment.

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

                Had the same feeling until T. Silva got ruled out by Lampard 😀
                Now I am either playing Lamptey or going for a -8 hit 😀

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Play Lamptey.

            7. Punk as Fuchs
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Morning all. On a WC, and now pretty set on this line-up for this week. What do you think?

              Martinez (Foster)
              Bellerin - Zouma - KWP (Justin - Coufal)
              Grealish - Ziyech - Jota - Bruno(C) (Soucek)
              DCL - Vardy - Kane

              I know there's no Salah/Mane or KDB/Sterling at the mo, but I can always downgrade Vardy or Kane to Bamford or Watkins and upgrade Jota if necessary.

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

              G2G starters v bench?

              Martinez
              Robbo Coufal Ayling
              Bruno (c) Son Grealish Soucek
              Kane DCL Jimenez
              Steer Taylor Foden Mitchell

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

                How we looking here B+G?

            9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              A) Go for Watkins on WC and leave money for Bruno to Salah GW12

              B) Go for Richarlison on WC(already have DCL) and do Richarlison,Bruno to Bamford,Salah GW12

              I really fancy a 3 week punt on Rich but that's basically 2 moves pencilled in

              1. Pegboy
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                A

            10. Kabayan
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              My current defs:
              Robbo - Dallas - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell.

              Saiss to Chilwell (-4).
              Yes or No?

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

                Kabayan is a cool place

            11. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              strange all my flags miraculously cleared today, barring Salah.

              crazy week.