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Top 10k FPL managers refuse to ditch Kane and Son double-up for Gameweek 9

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have largely kept faith with Tottenham Hotspur despite their recent fixture-swing.

And it looks as if they have already been vindicated in that decision.

65% of these managers held onto the attacking double-up of Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) for a tricky meeting with Manchester City, each one of them registering an attacking return.

Specifically, 86.7% of this rank bracket took Kane into Gameweek 8, his ownership at that level shrinking only as low as 85.4% for Saturday’s visit of the Citizens to north London.

Counting his yellow card, Kane scored four points thanks to his assist for Giovani Lo Celso‘s (£6.9m) second-half finish, extending his run without a blank to eight matches.

And, despite the difficulty of this match on paper, 26.2% of the top 10k still trusted Kane with the captaincy. Only Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m), backed by 28.3%, convinced more managers in that bracket to captain him than the Spurs man.

That ensured Kane still wields significant power in the top 10k, offering effective ownership at that level of 111.4%, the most of any player.

With Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m) enticing Fantasy managers in midfield, it is unsurprising that Son Heung-min (£9.5m) suffered a higher loss of owners in the top 10k.

The South Korean boasted 87.1% ownership at this level for Gameweek 8, which dropped to 74.1% for Gameweek 9.

However, the majority of his backers kept faith in Son, despite the Manchester City fixture, as he remains the most popular midfielder in the top 10k.

These managers were richly rewarded at the first hurdle, as Son scored 10 points in Gameweek 9, finding the net, keeping a clean sheet and earning two bonus.

Courtesy of Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.3m) enforced absence, Fernandes bursts into the template for Gameweek 9, already selected by 48.9% of the top 10k.

He has already racked up significant sway at this level, considering that he was the most captained by top 10k managers for Gameweek 9. That made for effective ownership of 77.2%, the second-highest of any FPL player.

An 11-point score for Gameweek 9 means Fernandes has already made an impact on the upper echelons of the Fantasy rankings.

With Liverpool defenders falling even further by the wayside this season, it is no shock to see the majority of re-modelling in the top 10k came at the back for Gameweek 9.

Chilwell, Werner start for Chelsea as Wilson fails to make Newcastle squad

Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) remains the most-popular defender in the top 10k although his ownership at this level swelled considerably from 34.6% to 49.1%.

Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has left the top-five defenders among top 10k managers, replaced as the third-most-popular by Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.6m).

Meanwhile, even Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) has dropped out of the top five, Max Kilman (£4.3m) finally creeping in, sat in 23.9% of top 10k teams.

Sunday’s meeting between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage has boosted the Fantasy potential of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m).

His top 10k ownership has increased by 8.4 percentage points over the international break while he arrived in Gameweek 9 as the third-most-popular captain option at this level (12.4%).

The number of managers in the top 10k who are yet to deploy a chip continues to get smaller.

After the Gameweek 9 deadline, just 28.6% of these have kept their entire complement intact, while 45% have now used at least one chip.

As you can see, the Wildcard was the most popular of those for Gameweek, used by 6.9% of the top 10k.

Interestingly, we see the continued commitment to Spurs players even here, with Kane kept by 59% of top 10k Wildcards and 41.7% of such managers retaining Son.

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  1. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 25 mins ago

    What kind of voodoo magic should I try out to get points from Burke and Mitchell? Around 10 points per player will be acceptable...

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 21 mins ago

      10 points rest of the season might work

  2. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 24 mins ago

    Does Lapmtey suspended until Dec 5th mean, he is available for the game on the day?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 mins ago

      Yes I believe so.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 23 mins ago

      Yeah, just misses Liverpool.

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 mins ago

      Thnx guys, was it not a direct RED yesterday?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 16 mins ago

        Nope

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 mins ago

        Nope second yellow

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 mins ago

    Who is your bus captain for GW10?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 mins ago

      Vardy or KDB

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 22 mins ago

      Mane

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 17 mins ago

        Ya only Brighton are only non parking team imo, compared to Burnely and Fulham, city could again struggle to score more than one

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 20 mins ago

      Bruno as no need to change yet.

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 18 mins ago

      kane

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 mins ago

      Easy Mane

    6. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 mins ago

      Salah

    7. Gunner Boy
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 mins ago

      Vardy

    8. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Vardy

  4. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 21 mins ago

    Calling all other Salah keepers and Grealish captainers. If there are any. Another dreadful week looming and this disaster of a season continues. I know it’s only gw9 but it already feels like the weeks are running out. I fear overthinking is doing me in once again.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 7 mins ago

      Felt the same. Went full casual few gws ago with point chasing and hits. Suddenly I'm in my season high OR 700K. Lol

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 1 min ago

        Maybe that’s the answer. But how can you just switch off? And if the casual approach doesn’t work that would be even worse!

        1. girthdevon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Up until about GW5 I was over half way down my mini league, and just above me was a new guy to the game, who auto picked his team and had so far made no transfers....he still hasn't now, and thankfully I am above him and going in the right direction and he is closer to the bottom. But I did wonder what the hell I was doing wrong ;o(

  5. Pancake
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 21 mins ago

    Brought DCL in for -4 and I want him to blank - this game is nuts

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 mins ago

      You aren’t playing it right then..

      1. Pancake
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 11 mins ago

        I'm doing alright...! Fernandes has hit for me, DCL hitting bigger will be a disadvantage

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 13 mins ago

      Somethings not quite right with your strategy then

      1. ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        10 days ago

        Maybe he’s a Fulham fan. I have DCL and would be happy to see him get sent off in the first minute if it meant a good result for Fulham

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Don’t see too many Fulham fans around, fair enough lol

          1. Pancake
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Def not a Fulham fan Haha - DCL ownership is huge and besides Fernandes who I captained, all the the other top picks have failed to score - except DCL. Just because I have him doesn't mean it's better for my OR if he score. I thought it's kinda obvious

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Yeah but can’t imagine his EO would be over 100% this week. Could be wrong though, haven’t checked

            2. ebb2sparky
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Not sure many in top 10k would have captained him so I’d be amazed if him blanking is better for me even though, like you, I captained bruno

  6. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 21 mins ago

    Thoughts on this team? 2ft 0.9itb.

    --Martinez
    --Kwp--Robbo--Chilwell
    --Grealish--JRod--Bruno--Salah
    --Kane--Bam--DCL

    --Nyland--Mitchell--Lamptey--Burke.

    a) Lamptey+Salah to Cancelo+KDB
    b) Something better maybe?

    Thanks all.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 13 mins ago

      You’re getting rid of Salah one week to late

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 3 mins ago

      Cancelo isn't nailed and was very innefective and blunt yesterday, could easily see a natural left footer come back into the team

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yet he creates more chances than kdb...

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yet he created more chances than KDB...

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Watch the match and get back to me if you think he played well and did what a left back is supposed to do

          Not everything is fpl stats related, can't believe his few crap punted in crosses even counted as a chance created

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Can’t imagine he’s worse than Mendy though. City fans won’t be happy if he comes back in for Cancelo

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yep, combining that with Dias' goal threat yesterday I'm now firmly set on Dias over Cancelo. Rotation risk is too high for me.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Same, though annoyingly Dias will also get rested too the fixture congestion is real and sadly for us it's gonna be the easy home games that they don't play in randomly

  7. Top Dog
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 11 mins ago

    Good team. No need to take a hit, I would either just do Robbo to Cancelo, it Kane to Vardy

    1. Top Dog
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 11 mins ago

      Failed reply to Aleksios

  8. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 mins ago

    Is Regulion -> Dias for a hit worth doing? My defence atm

    James-Chilwell-Regulion-Mitchell-Lamptey

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      No. You’d need a city clean sheet and hope for spurs to concede twice for it to even balance out. Look what happened yesterday

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        True. What if I do it free and take hit for Kane -> Vardy(c)?

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Why would you take a hit to remove the top scorer in the game? Kane and Son are very much set and forget options at the moment (I mean, look at this article)

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            I just think Vardy could atleast match Kane and is best captaincy option next gw.

  9. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    10 days ago

    McCarthy | Fodder
    Chilwell | Coufal | Konsa | Justin | Lamptey*
    Zaha | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Jorginho
    Kane | DCL | Wilson

    £4.2 itb 2FTs

    Assuming Wilson is fit for next weekend, which is better?

    A) Bruno -> Salah

    B) Bruno and Jorginho -> Salah and Foden

    C) Jorginho -> 4.5 starter

    D) something else

    Cheers all

  10. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    My original plan was Son/Jimi to KDB/Bamford but unsure now:

    Martinez
    Robbo, Zouma, Coufal
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Zaha, Grealish
    DCL, Jimi

    A) stick to plan - Son/DCL to KDB/Bam?
    B) Robbo/Jimi to Cancelo/Vardy?
    C) Bruno to KDB?

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      C of those. Son looking a season keeper. Maybe Salah to KDB if he’s ruled out. Maybe even avoid city altogether (form over fixtures)

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah I know right. But hard to ignore those green fixtures. D’oh

        1. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          B for me all day and captain vardy. Wait and see with city even with those greens. Something is wrong there

    2. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      B looks a great move.

  11. George James
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Have exact funds for

    Bruno + Kane >> KDB + Vardy -4

    Yes or no

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      No
      Just Kane to Vardy maybe

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        this^^^

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      You’re looking to remove a guy who has returned in every game since (and including) GW2?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Bruno to KDB not worth a hit

    4. Pancake
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Nope

  12. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Is Sterling worth the 11.5M as my second midfield big hitter?
    Have KDB and Rashford.

    Citys next 6 games are just too good to ignore a double up.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Wouldn’t be getting rid now

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Im thinking of buying for Son or Rashford.
        I see him outscoring Son/Rashford in the next 6.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          My bad, misread that. Would be getting rid of Son of those two

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Have city looked like battering anyone? It will happen, maybe when it’s least expected, but I feel Son is a much clearer option

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        I feel with those fixtures its hard to imagine it not happening.

        BUR, FUL, mun, WBA,sou, NEW

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Just seen your earlier comment. You’re looking to get rid of the joint top scorer in the game, who scored against a blunt looking city yesterday, with someone who hasn’t set the world alight this season.

          I get the fixtures are appealing, but city hardly demolished Sheff Utd

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Form over fixtures. City haven’t looked like giving anyone a hiding. One is enough. Yet alone 2.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        One attacker, two defenders even better

      2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Now with Kun and Sterling back they should get themselves together.

  13. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone else not a fan of Bruno's penalty technique?

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      West Brom fans

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Think a 5 year old could take a pen with more power

    3. tokara
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Might pull the hammy lol

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Jorginho says he skips too mich

    5. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      I can foresee Telles taking over penalty duties soon,
      ...in which case Robbo > Telles is a transfer waiting to happen (already own Bruno)

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Hot take

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Cant see Bruno losing pens

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Next week. Which duo?

    A. Vardy & Fernandes
    B. Salah & Hamez
    C. Salah & Zaha

    I’d probably captain Vardy in his next 2..

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      I like look of Vardy for those games

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      A

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheers guys

  15. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Captaincy strategy for the next few weeks.

    GW 10 : KDB
    GW 11 : Sterling
    GW 12 : Salah
    GW 13 : KDB/Sterling
    GW 14 : KDB/Sterling

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      No Vardy party?

      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Never liked Vardy. Although he always hurts me.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          6th highest scoring player in the game! With Fulham & Sheffield United in his next two.

          I can’t turn that down!

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      I think Vardy is far better captain in gw10 but looks solid captain plan in overall

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Will probably go KDB only. Have absolutely zero faith in Sterling. Just zero. F*cking fraud.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Mad Sterling owner?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Very.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Think Pep is more of the fraud for benching him tbh

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Benching Foden is the real crime, we look much better with him on the pitch. Incredible how Bernardo and Mahrez are starting instead of him.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 23 hours ago

                Yep he has lost the plot

              2. zon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 23 hours ago

                I still have Foden having read that City fans value him and want him starting. Also returns decently when given minutes. Surely after last nights showing, he'll start vs Burnley, what do you think?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 23 hours ago

                  People have been saying he starts next week for the last 4 weeks lol

                  1. zon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Yeah. That's why I'm losing faith. Could use transfers somewhere else though. I'll prob sit and watch next week, then move him for Ziyech

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 23 hours ago

                  Sorry, I have no idea mate. If he gets benched midweek then I would be more optimistic about him starting but it's a tricky situation. Pep sees Foden as a winger and that spot has Sterling/Mahrez/Torres all competing. The fact that Sterling got benched and Foden STILL didn't start is very worrying.

                  1. zon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Good point. Cheers

      2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Sterling will get a haul or 2 in the run.
        Keep faith. He has had 25-30 returns over the last 3 seasons. Hard to imagine him not doing well.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          I'm not removing him but I can't justify captaincy over KDB. Even with his "goalscorer" tag.

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Lots of faith in City, they’re scoring considerably less this year so far

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    Guys who to loose for kdb this week..ziyech or grealish?

    Would be taking a hit..

    Martinez
    Robbo chilly dallas kwp lamptey
    Bruno son grealish ziyech bissou
    Kane dcl bam

    2.0m itb

    Robbo and ziyech to kdb and cancelo? Have exact cash..

    1. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Taking ziyech out for a hit? Really?

  17. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    I think this is the most varied my team has ever been. Apart from. 3 players from Villa of all teams!

    Martinez Steer

    Chillwell Bellerin Mitchell Kilman Lampty

    Mane KDB Bruno Grealish Son

    Bamford DCL Brewster

    Villa Villa

    Chelsea Arsenal Palace Wolves Brighton

    Pool City United Villa Spurs

    Leeds Everton Blades

  18. Jdpz
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Podence to (if he will play bad game against Southampton)
      Bowen
      Jota
      Keep
      Another under 7.2m

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Bruno was a heel on the line away from being a major major fail...

      1. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        But his 22 point contribution says success to me.

        Enjoy the ride, don’t be bitter. At least you don’t have Lamptey coming off your bench for Wilson haha

    • Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Kane > Vardy for free? Also own son.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yses

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Kane is fixture proof. Form of his life. Any other way you can get Vardy?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Form of his life as a centre mid...

      3. Wrong Captain Again
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Likely my transfer this week after midweek games.

    • Going Home
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      A lot of people seemingly falling into the “grass is always greener” trap this morning.

      Harry Kane has returned in his last eight fixtures. Him and Son are the top two scorers in the game. Yet people are looking to ship them out, (sometimes for a hit!) for Vardy (who I understand then wanting) and city players who have looked average at best this season.

      There’s a reason that these two have a combined ownership of about 2/3 of the top 10k

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah too many trying to be ahead of the curve, I'll jump on City when they show form. I'm sure it's coming and those fixtures are good but in this case I don't mind being a week late, happy with just KDB and still owning Son and Kane for now

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        They may be in red hot form, but their ceiling is still very low for the next 6 weeks. Who’s to say their form doesn’t start dropping off? Plenty of upside elsewhere imo

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          I’ll admit that I got lucky. If is wasn’t for salah getting the rona, I was set on Son to Sterling/KDB. Now I’ll be continuing to monitor city and wait until they look like scoring a hatful (might bring in Foden or Torres as a fifth mid)

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Because the people who owned him got returns in the first 8 fixtures... This early in the season, owning top scorers = top10k. Let’s see how things shake out over another 8 before we start crowning player of the year or drawing conclusions from top 10k selection.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Btw please don’t buy kdb, his sub 20% ownership is going to be huge for owners

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          I’m not suggesting they’re players of the year. But to give away four points to bring in any of the city team who played yesterday, or even against Sheff Utd, strikes me as chasing rather than making a sensible choice.

          Vardy is different, he’s someone I’d like in my side. But I 100% wouldn’t remove Kane to get him

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            City is historically far better, kdb and sterling have been outscoring Kane and son for a long time and fixtures took a swing for both. It’s not like you can’t see the logic behind it.

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              I definitely see the thinking, but it’s not logical. City have looked pretty average, even against poor sides. But it’s a hopeful move rather than one based on stats.

              I was guilty of the opposite in 2015, figuring Vardy and Mahrez were flashes in the pan. It took me months to get them in

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 23 hours ago

                Do you think they will finish top four? How will they get there? How are their upcoming Fixtures?

                Not sure how that’s not logical..

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 23 hours ago

                  They will probably (but based on what I’ve seen by no means certainly) get top four. That will be helped by their squad size and their ability to rotate far better than other sides as the fixtures pile up.

                  Winning games doesn’t equate to bagging loads of fantasy points. Sterling has two goals and an assist; KDB a goal and three assists (and a missed pen). City just don’t currently look like battering a team, so it’s hope rather than expectation that they do. It doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but it’s illogical to say it definitely will

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        I'm very interested in seeing how Chelsea (A) goes. Now a strong defense with Silva and Mendy and Lampard's 2-0 up on Jose so far but their offensive style of play opens them up to the counter. Lamps may try to avoid Pep's mistake and play 3ATB, sitting back to frustrate.

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          London derby will have goals in them

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            I wouldn’t bet on it.. arteta v Jose sounds like a snooze fest

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          All could be true. Equally could go the other way. The form these two are on and it only takes one chance for 9/10 points (see yesterday)

      5. tokara
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        This is good, shhhh

      6. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        No Pool or City to captain here, so I think one of them has to go.

        McCarthy
        Chilwell, AWB, Justin
        Bruno, Ziyech, Son, Soucek
        Kane, Jimenez, DCL

        Three non-starters and Mitchell on bench

        3.0m ITB, 1 FT

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Similar to mine, jim to go

        2. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Jiminez to Vardy (c) not on your radar?

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            That is an option, how many of those 8 Vardy goals have been pens ? I'm still not convinced he is back to pre-lockdown form.

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 23 hours ago

              Does it matter? Pens all over the show this season. And Vardy’s record from the spot (Wolves aside) seems pretty good

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 23 hours ago

                I'm looking for at least a brace from my captain and that's unlikely to happen from the spot.

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 23 hours ago

                  Really? I’ll always see a return from my captain as a success. Plus Vardy did get two pens the other week (granted he only scored one of them haha) What’s your OR? Must be going well with 20+ captain points every week

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Looking for at least a brace from my captain, don't always get it. Averaging 17 points, which has been dragged down by a couple of blanks.

                    1. Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 22 hours ago

                      Against Fulham, I’d say Vardy has a decent chance of two goals. Probably the most likely player in the game to have a double return next week tbh

      7. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        attacking the fixtures with the intention of getting Son and/or Kane when the fixtures turn back for them ... which ever way you cut this cake the odds are in your favour over the season getting your premium attackers lined up against WBA, Fulham, Leeds etc. rather than City & Chelsea

        The game is changing and the old strategy of keeping players that are considered ‘essential’ and refusing to take hits, well it’s just not working anymore; it’s no coincidence that the famous FPL players are struggling more and more in recent years and that top 10k spot is a distant memory for most 😉

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          How is this an “old” strategy? Chasing fixtures is equally “old”, surely?

          I’m not saying that Sterling definitely won’t haul in the next few weeks. But I struggle to see an argument for taking a hit to have a guy who looks cold replace one who currently needs only a single chance. Now if I was looking to replace Rashford or similar then it might be a different story

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            it’s what I hear all the time, you can’t sell Salah / Kane / KDB because they are season keepers, it will take two transfers to get them back blah blah blah ... in the meantime people are benching Salah and getting 1 point off their bench instead of selling him for Bruno or James Rod against WBA & Fulham this week - it’s old school take your time stuff

            If Salah is playing Brighton & Son playing Chelsea then I will seriously consider selling Son to get Salah, rather than ‘old school’ holding Son (you can consider any similar players in that scenario) 🙂

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              There’s a difference between shipping a player because he’s injured/got the lurgey and because he’s playing a slightly better team. I got rid of Salah for Bruno the second his second COVID test came back positive. I can always get him back, but a nailed on 0 points isn’t happening for £12m!

              However, I do see him as something of a season keeper and fixture proof. Once he’s fit, I’ll have him back. If City start to look like battering teams again, then I’ll look to get on that bus. But for now I’m happy with my fairly consistent returns from the spurs duo

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                same as me, but I won’t rush him back with KDB playing Burnley & Fulham, Everton (James) playing Burnley & Leeds, Palace (Zaha) playing Newcastle & WBA, Vardy v SU & Fulham ... he is more likely to come back in for Bruno 🙂

                GL in whatever you do

        2. ebb2sparky
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          For me a key reason it gets harder to consistently achieve top 10k is sites like this and the information it provides to the masses.

          Anyhow, I still adopt my “old” strategy and will stick with it!

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            If picking players who are scoring points is “old”, then I don’t want to be “new”

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              the game is about trying to get the most points each week and that does not necessarily mean holding or buying players that scored points the week before, no matter who they are .... imho 🙂

    • Ronnies
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      McCarthy
      Chillwell, Justin, Coady
      Bruno, Son, Grealish, Salah Soucek
      DCL, Jimenez

      Forster, Ayling, Brewster, TAA

      0.0m ITB, 1 free transfer

      Worth a -4 ?
      TAA, Jimenez > Cancelo, Vardy

      Thanks

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm not surprised that so many of the top 10k kept the Kane/Son double up given that most of them would have had more urgent issues like Salah and TAA to deal with. Kane just 2% off the most popular captaincy option against City does surprise me, however.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Riding the horse that got them there

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        yip, was set to sell Son (had 3 Spurs) for Bruno but Salah (luckily) forced my transfer hand but with James Rod, Bruno & DCL etc it meant Kane was never a captain option for me.

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Funny how Kane’s heat map is darkest in his own defensive half v City

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        he is transforming into an attacking midfielder, looking how many assists he's getting.

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Imagine Kane in the Liverpool setup,

        that would the best front three of all time?

    • tokara
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      City downfall apparently comes after pep wants Aguero to prove himself in order to get a contract extension

      Lol pep gets what he deserves

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        As he should have to work for it. What’s he done apart from get injured in the last year?

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Kun needs to prove he can play without falling apart.. those knees are getting bad

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Will Kane qualify as a mid next season?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        New article

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Prior to this GW Tariq Lamptey was number 1 threat on the ICT index, however, despite a great first half in particular he has now dropped to second. Who has usurped him? I can’t for the life of me figure it out

    • Nozerino
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Hey guys. Was overwhelmed by the amount of support last stream for the first FPL Live! on Friday. Thank you so much. The first FPL Reacts! stream is happening in 12 hours time, feel free to drop by and see what all the fuss was about. Those that did had a right laugh and we ended up going for 7 hours:

      https://www.twitch.tv/spearmintspaff

      We got to 50 viewers at one point last week and I’m humbled. Thanks again and maybe see a few of you in today’s stream. I also want to say thank you to my friend Yung who posted without me knowing about the stream.

      Those of you that are sceptical I am happy to give you a little background on myself and FPL:
      Top finishes – 18th FPL, 25th Sky, 2nd Mirror, 71st Daily Mail and 1st UFPL Monthly (for proof go check out the media section on my Twitter @SpearmintSpaff though I would prefer you to come join us live!).

      TL:DR – I play too much FPL, come check me out on Twitch as we react to GWK 9 live in 12 hours time.

      Peace out, DZ!

    • fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 14 hours ago

      First time in a long time no liverpool asset playing