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The differentials that could help improve your FPL rank in the coming Gameweeks

FPL Family’s Sam picks out the low-owned assets who could prove to be sage investments heading into the festive season.


With a quarter of the Premier League season gone already, we are starting to see increasing use of the much-loathed E-word (‘essential’) in the FPL community.

Fantasy managers are starting to know who the premium assets that they want to hold long term are and that list of names seems to get longer (and more expensive!) with every passing week.

Harry Kane (£11.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m), Mohamed Salah (12.2m), Ben Chilwell (£6.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) all sit in the top ten for FPL ownership, closely followed by the likes of Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), Timo Werner (£9.5m), Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m) Andy Robertson (£7.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m).

To own a combination of four of these players will cost FPL managers between £29.3m and £44.2m.

When you take into account the ownership of these premium assets, they will help to protect your rank but do very little in the way of improving it unless they are wearing the captain’s armband.

At pushing half of your FPL budget to own Salah, Kane, Fernandes and De Bruyne, we need to make cheaper differential assets work for us in order to ensure that we are gaining ground.

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At the start of the FPL season, choosing the right differentials can be a minefield because of the lack of ‘form’. We therefore look for cut-price assets who are likely to start every week in teams that are strong bets to return goals and/or clean sheets and have a decent run of fixtures.

It is an astute (and very lucky!) FPL manager who manages to get all of these differential picks correct before the opening Gameweek of the season. Even if you managed to start the campaign with a well-picked set of differentials, post-Gameweek 9 might be the right time to re-look at whether these players are still the ones offering the best value for money.

Differentials (anyone owned by under 10% of the game, for the purposes of this piece) can be the players who will make the biggest change to overall rank and mini-league positioning, especially the longer the season goes on and when a ‘template’ begins to form. They are the ones who often are the difference between a green and a red arrow by the end of the Gameweek.

We are now in the position of having nine Premier League matches under our belts as well as multiple Champions League, Europa League and League Cup games. This wealth of knowledge now gives us more to go on when picking out our differentials – so who look to be the best options between now and Christmas?

Fixtures

The power of the differential

Above: Season Ticker sorted by difficulty between Gameweek 10 and Gameweek 14, which is the final Gameweek before Christmas

I’ve spent most of this season saying that looking at the fixtures is less important than the form of the players. This is definitely true when we assess players like Son, Kane, Vardy, Calvert-Lewin etc who have returned points against difficult opposition and show no signs of that form ending regardless of who they are playing.

However, for the differentials, the fixtures are an important consideration. These players are key for rank rises and as such you want to give yourself the best opportunity possible for them to return. With differential picks, then, a combination of form and fixtures is key.

Newcastle United sit pretty at the top of the ticker but with three losses in the last five Gameweeks and a lack of clean sheets (none since Gameweek 1) and goals (four in the last five Gameweeks), they aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders. With the exception of Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m), none of their assets are owned by more than 2.7% of the game – but there doesn’t look to be much upside in plumping for a Magpie or two.

Wilson is ranked ninth for total points scored so far this season (although three of his six goals have come from penalties) but we don’t see another Newcastle player until Karl Darlow (£5.0m) in 48th spot. Even then, when you compare Darlow to the other goalkeepers in the game, he ranks at 10th and thus there are definitely better options. Hence why for differentials, a combination of form and fixtures is vital.

There isn’t often a time where you can talk about Manchester City in an article on differentials. They sit nicely on the Season Ticker and have a delightful run of fixtures which should result in big points hauls for their assets.

Their form has been challenging this season, with defeats to Leicester and Spurs, draws with Liverpool, Leeds and West Ham, as well as unconvincing 1-0 wins against Arsenal and Sheffield United. They haven’t been setting the world on fire – both in attack or in defence.

However, there is no denying that City are a quality football team and with the return from injury of key players such as Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), surely an upturn in performances, results and goals is long overdue.

Form

When the fixtures for the 2020/21 season were announced, we as FPL managers were quick to spot the nice start to the season that Spurs had and the horrible-looking swing ahead of Gameweek 9.

Kane and Son have been the go-to players at Spurs for Fantasy bosses but if you are prepared to follow the path of logic that suggests that their form continues through these challenging fixtures, then their other assets could prove to be value differentials.

The likes of Gareth Bale (£9.5m), Lucas Moura (£6.8m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) have the potential to return good FPL points this season, although there is perhaps too much rotation risk at present with the first two.

Likewise, Chelsea have a mixed batch of fixtures between now and the festive season. Again, the Blues’ form suggests that choosing a Chelsea differential could be a very wise investment.

Mendy and Thiago boosting Chelsea defence's FPL appeal ahead of decent fixture run

Whilst many of the Chelsea players fall outside of the differentials remit – the likes of Werner, Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) and Ziyech, for example – there are options that could allow you to benefit from Chelsea’s form without the expense.

Both Mason Mount (£6.8m) and Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) look like great options. Owning Mendy allows you to save £0.3m versus owning Zouma and a whole million versus owning Chilwell. Granted, there is no attacking upside from Mendy but he has returned four clean sheets in his five Premier League games so far and banked a save point in the Gameweek 6 match against Manchester United.

Best differential options for Gameweeks 10-14

Aston Villa

Making Sense of the Chaos

Aston Villa have been one of the surprise packages of the season so far. Whilst their talisman Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is owned by 40.8% of the game and Tyrone Mings (£5.3m) and Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) come in at 13.3% and 27.5% respectively, the rest of the Aston Villa squad still classify as differentials. Ollie Watkins (£6.1m), John McGinn (£5.5m), Ezri Konsa (£4.7m), Matt Targett (£4.5m) and Matthew Cash (£5.0m) all look to offer both good value for money in their positions and carry excellent potential for points per million spent.

Watkins has returned in two of Aston Vila’s last three fixtures as well as registering two double-digit hauls in the opening eight Gameweeks.

Defensively, Aston Villa have four clean sheets so far this season – that’s half of the games that they have played – and both Konsa and Targett have registered attacking returns, so there is good potential upside on their defensive picks, too. With games to come against West Ham, Newcastle, Wolves, Burnley and West Brom, there is plenty of potential upside to the differential picks at Aston Villa both in terms of the defenders as well as in attack.

Liverpool

Its been a difficult couple of weeks at Liverpool with injuries to key players as well as positive coronavirus tests. However, the injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) opens up the possibility of a differential Liverpool defender.

At under £4.0m, Neco Williams (£3.9m) is one of the cheapest assets in the game and usually would be bench fodder at best as he sits behind Alexander-Arnold in the right-back pecking order. However, with Klopp suggesting that Liverpool might have to manage without Alexander-Arnold for a little longer than originally planned, Williams could offer a lovely alternative for this period up until Christmas.

Many FPL managers, myself included, feared that without Virgil Van Dijk (£6.3m) and Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool would concede goals. But the return of Joel Matip (£5.4m) and Fabinho (£5.4m) saw big improvements in Liverpool’s defensive display against Leicester in Gameweek 9. With a Gameweek 10 match against Brighton, who have struggled for goals of late, followed by matches against Wolves and Fulham, Liverpool could register a few more clean sheets in the next few weeks.

Manchester City

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  • Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) – 1.2% owned
  • Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) – 4.6% owned
  • Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) – 1.2% owned
  • Kyle Walker (£6.1m) – 8.7% owned
  • Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) – 2.9% owned
  • Joao Cancelo (£5.5m) – 3.1% owned
  • Ruben Dias (£5.5m) – 2.0% owned

These are the kinds of ownership percentages that we rarely see for Manchester City assets. The likes of Sterling and Aguero seldom class as differentials and as such, there has never been a better time to invest in terms of the potential upside that they may yield. Whilst they do not offer the same bargain-basement price tag than some of the other differentials discussed do, they could be worth the investment if you can make the budget work.

With games against Burnley, Fulham, Manchester United, West Brom and Southampton this side of Christmas, City assets should be guaranteed points. However, the attacking players have not been as prolific as they normally are and in order to own them, it probably means shipping the likes of Salah, Kane, Son or Fernandes.

Owning one of Cancelo or Dias feels like a cheap way into Man City for the clean sheets that we expect them to keep – and if you plump for Cancelo, the potential for attacking returns, too.

Manchester United

Much like the City assets, United’s Harry Maguire (£5.4m) isn’t a budget-helpful differential. There is nevertheless the potential for some decent returns from the Red Devils’ captain over the next few weeks. Maguire has registered two clean sheets in his seven Premier League games this season, as well as one goal, one assist and a bonus point.

With clubs that like to attack in Southampton, West Ham and Man City up next, perhaps Gameweek 13 would be the time to properly consider United’s defensive assets.

West Ham

Haller impresses for West Ham as recovering Antonio waits in the wings

  • Michail Antonio (£6.2m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) – owned by 2.2%
  • Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) – owned by 9.4%
  • Tomas Soucek (£4.9m) – owned by 3.1%
  • Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) – owned by 2.1%
  • Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) – owned by 2.0%
  • Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) – owned by 3.1%

West Ham, much like Aston Villa, have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the season so far. They have returned unexpected three points against Wolves and Leicester, as well as draws with Spurs and Manchester City. As a result of their performances so far and the upturn in fixtures, West Ham assets are high on the priority list.

Antonio’s hopeful return to the West Ham line-up in Gameweek 10 will only bolster the Hammers’ appeal.

Fabianski is the highest-scoring goalkeeper in the game and his performances make not only him but the West Ham defenders great options moving forward, especially when you couple this with the attacking potential shown by Cresswell and, to a lesser extent, Coufal.

Picking a West Ham differential allows you to save much-needed money for the FPL budget but also hints at a huge potential upside. With Cresswell and Soucek in my team, I’m more than happy to be doubled up on the Hammers.

Final thoughts

Every season it’s the differential picks for me that are the difference between an okay season and a great one. These differential players are the ones I show no loyalty to. When form and fixtures are on their side, I hold and play, week-in, week-out. Once that form ends and the purple patch is over, I have none of the concerns about moving them on as I do with the premium, highly owned players.

So far this season the Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.6m) and Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) double-up, Cresswell and Soucek pairing, Watkins and Che Adams (£5.9m) have all been great differentials. For most of these players I’ll continue to hold them but the pull to the differential City defenders, in particular Cancelo, is strong and so he will likely be my transfer in this week.

However, Antonio could be a game-changer on his return from injury if West Ham keep up the form they have already shown this season. A move to the Hammers frontman is definitely on my priority list over the next few weeks.


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1,422 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Given the line ups tonight. Do we think Jota starts this weekend?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Don't think it gives any clue

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      100% imo

      Won't be benched 2 games in a row the form he's in.

      It will be all 4 or even a Salah benching because he's getting back from covid.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        Barely had symptoms

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Ok then it will be all four.

          Jota won't be benched 2 games in a row on current form.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            What do you mean all four?

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Jota bench and Salah starting

            1. Treadstone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Jota will start ....there are four credible strikers now and any of them could be rotated .Get used to the idea.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                No need to get used to the idea, all four simply won’t start each game, end of

                1. PlumaPiedra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 hour ago

                  They have been though?

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Yes

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Yes

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Robo rested - loving this

  3. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Please chose

    1. Ziyech, Dias

    Or

    2. Jota, Robertson

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Tough. Probably A though

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      2

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      2. Pool's next six games are great except for Spurs

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      2

    5. The Kossack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 58 mins ago

      2

  4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    1FT and 2million ITB. Defence feels very shaky, I'm tempted to just do Saiss to Cancelo or Robertson. Any suggestions?

    Martinez
    James Chilwell Justin
    Son Bruno Ziyech James
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Nyland Saiss Podence Lamptey

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Hmm, maybe to Robbo... but who would you bench?

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I'd bench Reece James this week, as I think spurs will score. But yeah, it gets more difficult after that with 5 playing defenders

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Yeah, that’s a tricky one. I want Robbo in myself, but I wouldn’t want to lose any of your playing 4 defenders. You could roll it, or if you want cover that gives another option this weekend and fits with your structure, Saiss to Lewis could be worth a look

  5. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Watching Ziyech he looks more attacking than KDB.

  6. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    As a Mane (and Salah) owner, could we see Mane off the bench or rested on the weekend?

    Was going to hold Mane/Salah into the next fixture or two but now I'm a little concerned he won't feature.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Why, Jota start ahead of him?

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Doubt it, although if he plays 90 mins, it’s less far-fetched

    3. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      why start worrying about something that far-fetched?

  7. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Could be tempted by Laporte for City defence. Such a good player.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Dias cheaper and historically seems a goal threat too.

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    GTG or go for -4 for KDB or Vardy?

    Martinez
    Coufal, Chilwell, Robertson
    Son, Bruno (C), Jota, Ziyech, Grealish
    DCL (C), Kane

    Subs: Forster, Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Gtg

  9. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Neco Williams is atrocious

  10. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      A) 3-5-2 Jota

      B) 3-4-3 Budget forward

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        A

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        In my WC, I went for 2 budget forwards and no playing mid cheaper than Grealish.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Jota will start at the weekend.

      It's obvious.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Because you own him?

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        He will

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Zaha - > Jota?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Yes

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Captain:

      A) Mo
      B) Bruno
      C) Vardy

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        B or C... B in great, great form and loves playing away. So B I would say.

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

        Vardy party

      3. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I think all 3 are great shouts. If going by opposition weakness then Vardy, but form suggests Bruno / Salah

      4. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        A

      5. ZEZIMA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Salah I think. But all great options this week.

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Have exact cash for these moves in the coming weeks, Thoughts?

      This gw: Dunne to kwp
      Next gw: sterling vardy to salah aguero -4 or do moves over 2 gw’s

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Thats great. RIP

    • PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      kane to Vardy(c) for -4 worth it?

      1. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I think so. Frees up cash, Vardy has great fixtures and a captain shout this weekend.

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

        not for a hit nope

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Defo worth the hit, also if captaining

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            For C it's only two pts 😉

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I did. Allowed me to do Hamez > Bruno.

    • timmmuh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Martinez
      Chilwell-Creswell-Cancelo
      Bruno-Sterling-Ziyech-Foden
      DCL-Ollie-CallumW

      Dallas-Mitchell-Bissouma

      Loads in the bank... Choose a or b:
      A) Foden to KDB
      B) Callum to Vardy (or Kane)

      Cheers

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        What about Foden to Salah as u have sterling?

        1. timmmuh
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Short by .1 ... haha

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        B

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

        Given Wilson may miss out (nothing concrete yet.)

        https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasypl/comments/k0yg5e

        I'd rather do B and probably captain. Hoever I'd consider A & Wilson > Bamford.

    • BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Son and Rodriguez to Salah and Jota? I want Mo back but Everton have a nice fixture and I have exact funds

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I think they would be good moved

      2. timmmuh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I think I would do that - Jota seems quite in form

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Tsimikas is terrible. Looks out of place

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Bit harsh

    • Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Would you do?

      J. Rod > Jota?

      J. Rod has great fixtures but not been converting to points lately

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I'm thinking off it as a move to get Salah in. As a move on its on I would wait a week with Evertons fixture

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        its the move im doing tonight, there will be a 0.2 price swing and LFC fixtures over the next 10 GWs much better.

    • OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Who to get for long term ?
      A- Salah
      B- KDB

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        A

    • AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Do people really think City will struggle for goals over the next for games? I understand the argument for not ditches Spurs assets but avoiding City based on form with those 4 fixtures seems naive

      1. Dwotle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I don't think so. With both of their strikers back and a nice run of fixtures, I think they'll start firing.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          That may take time

      2. ZEZIMA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I hope not! Sterling (c) for me for the next 2 weeks!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          R.I.P.

    • Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Is Kilman nailed?

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

        yep

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Think I'll take a -8 hit:

      Ziyech -> Kdb
      Kane-> Vardy
      Hamez-> Jota

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        That as a part of a -8, so not worth it, even without the hit

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Really?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Kdb not showing anything better than Ziyech
            Kane could punish but would say that’s the only move worth it
            Jota possible non starter

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Just the first 2 imo

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          I'm guessing the 3rd frees up the money to do the first 2

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Just Kane to Vardy for free then.

      3. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Removing 3 great players for a -8 seems risky.

      4. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I had similar thoughts, Barkley, Kane, Hamez to the same 3 KDB Vardy Jota.

        Kane and Hamez could well get returns though so it’s hard to get back the -8, and with your Ziyech thrown in I think the first 3 could easily match the other 3 with an 8 point advantage.

      5. Treadstone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Never taken a -8 myself but that one could work out well.

      6. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Thanks all. Appreciate it

    • bluee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Current team:

      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell James Lamptey Saiss Mitchell
      KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Anguissa
      DCL Bamford Jimenez

      What do you think to this for a -4?

      Saiss & Jimenez ---->>> Robertson & Vardy (c)

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Not sold on liverpool defenders. Some cheaper ones are getting more points currently

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          imo Pool defenders are a hold if you have one and wait and see if you do not. It has only been one game of form.

    • Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      1. Jota in for Zaha for free
      2 Jota and Robertson in for Zaha and Lamptey -4
      3. Jota and Vardy in for Zaha and Kane -4

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Will Jota even start? Doubtful now Salah is back

        1. Henning
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          I think and hope so.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Rested tonight. Wont start on the bench twice in a row on current form

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            And yet very likely will

        3. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          He was starting below Salah got covid.

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Before*

      2. Dwotle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        1. If you have a decent first sub.

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Wow, Vidal should have had a penalty, gets 2 yellow cards instead at once. Both for complaining.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Wonder what happens if VAR decides it's a pen...

      2. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Not sure what you’re on mate. Varane clearly won the ball there. Vidal deserves the red for being a cry baby and showing attitude to Anthony Taylor.
        May be the La Liga and Serie A refs take it all in but EPL refs won’t stand this disgraceful behavior

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Stop that biased BS. Even if you were right, no way a red card. He should be used to that, gets much worse by English players in the PL. He just ruined the whole game by not being able to control himself. Talking about the ref here, not Vidal.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            You dont even know what he said. He could have used some slurs or over the top insults and then its completely justified to send him off.

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Unless it was a death threat I bet he has heard worse in the PL. Vidal is hot headed but I have a hard time believing he threatened him in some way...

            2. BAMBAA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              This would be red card, not second yellow?

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                This...

    • Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      DCL or Vardy as captain?

      1. Dwotle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Vardy.

    • AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Think Aguero starts on Saturday or is he likely to be eased back with several bench appearances?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Whatever the case, he isn’t gonna be sharp is he

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

        Burnley is not the game to come into if you're not looking to be roughed up.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Hehe this

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Cancelo got full 90 then - reckon he still starts at the wkend? Was gonna do Saiss to Cancelo with my FT

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Easily, the level of overthinking on here is off the charts

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Not worried about Mendy being back and Pep always talking about wanting a left footed left back?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Not in the slightest, plus Cancelo is a versatile player anyway, he’s needed in that city side.
            Mendy, simply will not walk in after a lengthy injury and start in Cancelo’s place, hilarious really how people are worried about this.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              How is it hilarious? Pep has barely ever trusted cancelo, just rested walker and could easily start Mendy or Zincenko on the left to provide natural balance

            2. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              You're quite the antagonist aren't you. This place is for discussion.

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

        Of course. Mendy wont start 2 in a row off the back of an injury will he

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          For at least a month

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Why not?

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Scenes when Zinchenko starts at left back lol

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Lol would’ve funny but will never happen