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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. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
    KDB (C) Son Grealish Jota
    Kane DCL Watkins
    _____
    Forster Lamptey Stephens 3.9

    3.2 itb to upgrade Son to Sterling/Salah.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Gtg

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looking good there man, looking good. I actually think next game KDB could cause people to all want him, not sure why I’m not considering him myself instead of Salah

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Going all in on City, yes. Think it could be a huge rank booster. The fact they've not been in top form of late just makes them less owned, which I kind of like.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ahead of the curve could prove huge! If going all in on a team you’d want it to be City anyway 🙂

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Gtg

  2. TheOneAndOnly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bench 1 of;

    A) Justin (FUL)
    B) Coufal (AVL)
    C) Chilwell (TOT)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tough

    2. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Tough call indeed. Villa have been pretty useful on the road this season, so B.

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Coufal

      But WH is playing good defense

    4. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That is my starting defense this week. I also have Ayling and Kilman.
      Pretty happy with this cheap defense going forward.

  3. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Martinez
    Chillwell - Cancelo - James
    Soucek - Rashford - Ziyech - Bruno - Son
    Kane - DCL
    __________________________________
    Forster: Brewster: Mitchell: Dunne

    3.3 itb, 1FT

    Which one here guys?
    A) Rashford > Salah
    B) Rashford + Kane > Salah + Vardy for -4 (will captain Vardy)

    Siding with B atm, the lure of Fulham is proving too much. Cheers much luck 😉

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers muchly* lol

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks bud

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      a

    4. Pinky Blinders
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Save and go into next GW with 2 frees and more info on Man City and Salah

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This sure is an option, obviously there’s FOMO, but this could be a good approach actually

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

      But man that bench is dodgy with Cancelo & James not necessarily nailed every game

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Haha agreed, bench is paper thin inflatable ready to burst

  4. Feedtheyak
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    WIldcard ready?

    McCarthy Forster
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas Bellerin Douglas
    KdB Salah Jota Grealish Soucek
    Vardy Bamford Adams

    Fairly happy with it, Neales comments on the FPL Wire about building his defence around Robertson has changed my plans. Could do a Diaz/Cancelo double up over Robertson/Bellerin? Team value is muck!

    Any feedback welcome.

    1. Feedtheyak
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Or DIgne/Cancelo/Chilwell/Dallas is my other option

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think you’re going to want one Spurs player, probably Son. I think Grealish might go cold for awhile despite the good fixture run. They didn’t look the same without Barkley.

  5. zelio78
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone considering triple captaining Vardy? I'm chasing and need a prayer.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      See below.

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Monthly prize league or something? Spunking a TC in a single game week with 3/4th of the season to go seems an unnecessary thrill ride. To make up ground, avoid hits and look for differentials around the edges of your core team. Also don’t fall further behind with maverick captain picks, it’s tempting but rarely comes off.

      1. zelio78
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nope. Just a standard league but avoiding hits and going for differentials has sent me quickly to the bottom. I'm normally quite conservative but this season has been an outlier for me.

    3. Must.Go.Faster.
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just go for it! Peace out

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wow Vardy 1 home goal all season.

      Might just avoid him now.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Well this is rather alarming

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆

      3. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Well this could be the game he makes it 4

      4. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How many of them games were against Fulham?

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Only getting Coronavirus or being pulled after 60 minutes can prevent a Hatty

      5. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Please do

    5. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who would you captain out of these 4? I am thinking Mane as Brighton don't park the bus and they don't have Lamptey to deal with Mane

      A) Mane
      B) KDB
      C) Sterling
      D) Vardy

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Comfortably D

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thnx mate

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        All are good but Mane and KBD are not On Form

        But you could argue that they are due to explode

    6. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Morning lads. What would you be your priority move with this team considering excellent fixtures for City and Leicester.

      I'm considering leaving Taylor and concentrating on getting KDB/Salah/Vardy

      1FT and 3.8itb

      Ryan
      Robbo Chilwell Taylor
      Son Bruno Bowen Grealish
      Bamford Kane DCL

      Mitchell Dunne Alzate

      1. Pinky Blinders
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Think I would save and double move next week with more info on how KDB and by extension City as a whole at home look and how Mo plays and whether Klopp sticks with the new formation. If so, could bring Jota into the conversation over Bowen. Not into Vardy, think Kane is a better long term hold.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Good idea. But i need to climb up the ranks 🙁

    7. Szczajuszka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thanks, obv choice I guess. But feel exposed having Son&Kane vs Chilwell&Zouma on a hard fixture but few of City/Leicester/Liverpool on their ‘easy’ runs. My 1st season so unsure about when a hit is a good choice? Many thanks.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Chilwell is not an elite defender, he’s an attacker, he’s an ok defender

        Zouma, is also just ok. People got him for the two goals.

        It’s Mendy, the goal keeper that can cost Kane or Son holders a hattrick with his incredible shot stopping. He costed Rashford a brace vs Manchester United

    8. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cancelo has played 270 minutes since IB.

      Is he getting Pepped?

      Walked got no minutes today

      I say 75% pepped

      1. sozopol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You're probably right, and eeryone gets Pepped, eventually, haha. I just brought in Cancelo but I have Ayling/Bissouma/Justin as subs to cover pep roulette.

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Tough to predict, I guess having a decent cover on bench is the only thing we can do.

    9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Start Neco Williams or Coufal?

      Tempted to punt on Neco because if he gets benched there's a good chance he doesn't come on at all and the upside seems decent..

    10. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Even with Castagne and Ricardo back, does Justin still keep his place as part of the back 3?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Is Ricardo back ?

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Played in u23 game and with the squad now

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Think I'd have gone for Dias, makes sense to remove both though as they're not likely to be playing anytime soon

    11. RIDZ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lamptey+Zaha to Cancelo+Fornals for free

      yes or no?

      Thinking for differential rather than Zaha to Jota. I also have Salah and feel unsure to double up Liverpool mid.
      Never see Fornals play, how good is he?

      1. Pinky Blinders
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nothing against the man, but I don’t come away from watching west ham matches thinking Fornals is explosive. He’s definitely talented, but I think Jota has double return upside at a price that is worth the risk around starts given the gulf in attacking quality between West Ham and LIV

    12. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Which one to move out for KDB?

      A. Son
      B. Rashford
      C. Sterling

      1. Pinky Blinders
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If you have all three already, why not hold this week? They all could do just as well as KDB, especially with Man City still looking like they are struggling to score over 2 goals a match.

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          2FT available and I want KDB to be fair, waited on it last week

          1. Pinky Blinders
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Ah, gotcha. Yeah I’d be tempted to do it for Rashford, but a lateral swap with Sterling probably makes more sense since it’s tough to justify a city attacking double up right now.

    13. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on this lot?

      Martínez (Forster)
      Coufal, Chilwell, Cancelo (Lamptey) (Mitchell)
      Grealish, Fernandes, Ziyech, Son (Burke)
      Kane, Jiménez, Calvert-Lewin

      1 FT, 1.2 in bank

      a) Ziyech + Kane + Jiménez > KDB + Vardy + Bamford (-8)
      b) Jiménez > Bamford
      c) Jiménez > Vardy
      d) Jiménez + Son > Bamford + Salah (-4)
      e) something else

      Cheers

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 24 days ago

          C without a doubt. I wouldnt sell Son or Kane despite their challenging fixtures.

          It would be appreciated if you could comment on my post below pls.

        • Wılly
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Decide which players you want first,
          I'd look at doing these moves over the next couple of weeks
          Jimenez > Bamford
          Fernandes > Salah
          Son > KDB

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, tempted by A which is crazy.

            1. Wılly
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A looks the best to me ^^

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Cheers 😀

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Jimenez to Vardy (c)

        • Pinky Blinders
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B and then next week Ziyech to KDB or Salah (might be too much of a budget stretch)

        • Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you select Vardy, do you have a way to get KDB and or Salah in future weeks ?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Ziyech + Kane/Son out for a hit. Salah would replace KDB/Bruno after.

            1. Canadian Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              vardy (c) then. If Salag/KDB were on form, i'd like the -8

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Thanks.

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cheers all.

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Currently have Bruno in my team.

          Should I

          A. Move him to KDB (ful) for GW11

          B. Move him to Salah (FUL) and downgrade Bellerin to say Targett (to generate the required funds) for GW12

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            GW by GW

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thanks

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Keep, find other way to get them or ignore

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Alternatively, I have 1.1m ITB to do Bellerin to Chilwell for free. What do you think?

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Do you have a City defender? Not sure now is the time to bring in a Chelsea def.

                    1. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      City defenders: the ones you want might get rested this week.

                      I would have already gotten Cancelo but he played 90 vs Olimpiakos

                      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Sure. Think you'd be fairly safe picking Dias.

            3. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Anyone else still holding Zaha, good next 2 fixtures and hasn't been ruled out yet for the clash against Newcastle to my knowledge?
              Just a bit annoying that he has dropped 0.1 :/

            4. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not sure what to do with Mane....

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Keep, he will come good before you know it.

                • Camino Aleatorio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  He’s due some points. But I rather have healthy Salah.

                  With Salah you always have Pens, that’s a huge advantage by comparison

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Here's an interesting one...

                A Salah and Torres

                Or

                B KDB and Jota

                1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  A

                2. Zilla
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  a

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Now there's a tough one. What does captaincy look like over the next few weeks?

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Well Salah is perma captain usually but I am not afraid to captain Son or Kane in the form they're in regardless of fixtures.

                    Not so sure on KDB right now..

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

                      In that case, A.

                4. Vazza
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Salah and Jota.

                    I’m ignoring city assets for the foreseeable despite their good fixtures

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      This also crossed my mind but I'm not sure Liverpool batter their next few opponents. Ok maybe Fulham then!

                      1. Vazza
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          City look below par at the moment and I am not sure why, I just don’t like captaining KDB.

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      A

                    3. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Torres is totally potential but no points

                      He was given a match to make the Center Foward position his, but had a forgettable game

                      Torres is as good a punt as Foden, no better no worse

                      KBD is just not right. I’m waiting until I see life. He needs Aguero back to normal or his assists are wasted, it seems

                  • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Everytime Jesus blanks, I get one step closer to bringing Kun in. He's the key to all of City's goalscoring problems, Pep!

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Did Aguero play any yesterday?

                      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        12 mins.

                        1. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          And he didnt get hurt !?!?!?

                        2. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Is that enough for a start on the weekend? Not so sure.

                          Torres can play up front and Mahrez is going to take one wide spot for sure.

                          Could be Mahrez Kdb Silva
                          Torres

                          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            I think Jesus will start at the weekend too - Point being that Guardiola can't keep starting him with Kun returning to fitness. I don't have much faith in Jesus (both) so expect a Kun start sooner rather than later.

                    2. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      He’s just not the same Aguero, nor are city as a whole atm

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        This

                      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Missed a chunk of last season but managed 16 goals in 16 games worth of minutes... I fancy the punt if he can build match fitness in the coming weeks.

                    3. Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Jesus is really not a #9

                      He is a good second forward to a Marquee #9, that’s the proper roll

                      Never plays bad, just fails to deliver on all the ball possession dominance that City has

                  • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Bruno to Salah with FT or save?

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I would do it

                      • waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Save

                      • Sz21
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Save

                    2. Szczajuszka
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Thanks Pink -certainly does. Took a hit last week to bring in Bruno (as Captain)&Grealish for Salah (covid)&Joringo(rota) was a net 19pt increase so figured it might be viable play from time to time. My long term planning (to GW15) included Zaha for the next 2 and Salah throughout. That didn't work out so good 😉 If KDB actually had knocked a couple in last week I think MCI's fixture list would have made him a no brainer through to GW15 at least. Many thanks for your tips.

                    3. Vazza
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I have 1.1m ITB to do Bellerin to Chilwell for free. What do you think? Too much of a luxery move? Already have. Zouma in my team.

                      • Canadian Football
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Anyone watch the liverpool match today? Salah look gassed or lively?

                        1. Pinky Blinders
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Not sure he should have started, didn’t look at his normal pace.

                      • Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        So I posed an interesting one above and got great answers. Now here's the follow up...

                        A Zaya and Ziyech to Salah and Torres?

                        Or

                        B Cresswell and Zaha to Coufal and Salah?

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

                          Ziyech to Torres or Cresswell to Coufal, then?

                      • Sz21
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Would you take a hit here?
                        Kane-> Vardy, Jimenez-> Bamford possible options.

                        McCarthy.
                        Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin.
                        Bruno (c), Grealish, Jota(vc), Son.
                        DCL, Kane, Jimenez.
                        Button, Ayling, Mitchell, Bissouma.
                        0FT, 2.6m ITM. WC in hand still.

                        1. Pinky Blinders
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Ok, I’m off, cheers all, have a good one!

                      • Canadian Football
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        McCarthy/Ryan
                        Chilly/Justin/Egan/Walker-Peters/Mitchell
                        KDB/Son/Bruno/Grealish/Reed
                        DCL/Adams/Watkins

                        A) Son > Salah
                        B) Watkins > Vardy

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          B

                      • fcsaltyballs
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Robertson Chilwell Dallas
                        Fernandes Son JamesR Grealish Foden
                        DCL Kane

                        Forster Brewster Saiss Ferguson

                        2 FT, 1.5 itb

                        What to do here...

                        1. Foden Kane >> Jota Vardy
                        2. Saiss Kane >> Cancelo / Dias Vardy

                        Thanks.

                        1. Canadian Football
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          2

                          1. fcsaltyballs
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            thanks... Cancelo or Dias ?

                        2. MaRooney 5
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          1

                      • MaRooney 5
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        who will score more pts n GW10?

                        B. ellerin
                        D. ias?

                        1. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Delorian Dias 🙂

                        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          D. Bias