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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kane looks like an excellent captain choice next GW. With KDB/Sterling owned by a combined ~25% of the game right now he'll certainly be a very popular choice.

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How's this looking?

      Mendy, Button
      Chilwell, Justin, Coufal, Targett, 3.9
      KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
      Vardy, DCL, Brewster

      Should I bring Cancelo in for 3.9 for -4?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sry reply fail

      2. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Looks great but the lack of spurs assets could hurt you

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Away at Chelsea? Very unlikely.

        2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I had Son, Reguilon and Kane but fixtures look just too difficult. Maybe I'm wrong.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Specially if he scores again this week. Although KDB could be very popular too if City click this week.

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How's this looking ?

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Justin, Coufal, Targett, 3.9
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
    Vardy, DCL, Brewster

    Should I bring Cancelo in for 3.9 for -4?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wouldn’t for a hit. I’d also see if City can stop conceding first.

  3. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which one?
    A. KDB + Salah + Bamford
    B. Son + Salah + Bamford (+2m to upgrade 8th attacker Brewster to Antonio/Watkins)

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B until you see how/if City click.

  4. KingZZ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I got 9 players for next week because of Lamptey, Mitchell, Dunne, Zaha and Brewster. Should i do this for -8? (Can't afford Dias without downgrading Kane)

    Zaha + Dunne + Kane - - - > Bruno + Vardy + Dias (-8)

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice moves

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Although not sure about City defence yet.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Zaha may play

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        hoping so!

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Better option for this team? 1ft, 1.5m itb.

    a. kane zaha > kdb watkins ( money itb to get in salah next gw)
    c. ziyech zaha > kdb soucek
    c. son zaha > kdb soucek (Money itb to get in salah next gw)
    d. something else?

    martinez
    robbo zouma kilman
    bruno son ziyech grealish zaha
    kane dcl

    forster dallas brewster lamptey

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maybe A hard call.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thinking A as well. Cheers

  6. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who will you captain ?

    A) Bruno
    B) Kdb
    C) Mane

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      D) Vardy

  7. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kane to Vardy?

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm keeping but I had the opportunity to bring Vardy instead of Jimenez

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes, esp if you captain Vardy.

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What’s the thinking on Antonio when back?
    We could get him in from GW12 but the real crazy fixture swing is from GW15
    GW 15 fixture wise also looks ideal for offloading Villa assets for hammers.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd wait and see him play a couple of games before jumping on. His injury record is not great.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That’s probably what keeps me playing this game planning the team you want in 6 GWs from now. Then working out how to best get there while optimizing form and fixtures along the way and minimizing hits. And sometimes pens (multiple colours) and paper works better.

    3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      (12-15) wilson against 3 promoted team then antonio onwards is what m i looking for atm !!!

  9. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Making a defensive move this GW - torn between Cancelo and Matip. Cancelo for the points, but Matip for the security of starts, particularly this weekend.

    Who to choose, and why?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dias?

      Matip is a bit injury prone and Cancelo could be rotated with Mendy & Zinchenko fit.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeh, it's the rotation that makes me query Cancelo. Matip is presumably nailed; if he gets injured a 1Ft to a Citizen would be easy. Is Dias nailed alongside Laporte? I suppose he is with Ake out. But no likely attacking points. I'll give it until Friday pressers, cheers.

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I really want Cancelo but the easy fixtures means he is more prone to rotation

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’d go with matip for the guaranteed starts and likely cs and potential goals. He pops up with some goals each season. Being a regular certainly helps with that now

  10. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gtg? Any thought on my diff Sterling over KDB for C

    Martinez

    Chilwell Cancelo Digne

    Sterling (C) KDB (VC) Bruno Jota Grealish

    DCL Watkins

    Forster Brewster Coufal Bernardo

  11. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mendy
    PVA | Chilwell | Targett
    Son | B.Fernandes | JRod | Ziyech | Grealish
    Vardy (c) | DCL

    Forster | Reguilon | Brewster | Mitchell

    Guys, anything worth a hit here with 3.0ITB?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice team. Maybe Targett is a good call over Reguilon but Maureen is the master of keeping it tight in the big games.

  12. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Cresswell a really good pick? His stats are ridiculous, has good fixtures and west ham keep cleans. He's a full 2mil cheaper than Robbo!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Clean sheets may dry up.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      As long as you have 4 decent starting defenders he is a good pick

  13. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Absolute heartbreak for Sevilla who have now failed to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages by securing a place in the Last 16 of the Champions League instead

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Their twitter post says it all 😀

  14. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which team scores the most goals this week?

    A. Leicester
    B. Man City
    C. Liverpool
    D. Man Utd

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B
      C
      D
      A

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A
      C
      B
      D

  15. JAYPEE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kane to Vardy for a -4?

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      nope

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes if u C him

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno > kdb for free? Tempted to keep both son and Kane. Bruno’s away record is good but City’s next three fixtures are too hard to ignore.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hold off and see how City perform against Burnley.

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Burnley defence is back to full strength and with City form I don’t think it’ll be a mauling this week.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      City will be a rotation nightmare over the easy fixtures

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        But kdb already got his rest yesterday in the CL match

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          i am taking over the entire season

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      U need both

  17. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Chances of these players playing this GW
    1. Callum Wilson
    2. W. Zaha

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      high

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        what's your intel re: zaha?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          check my history ... a link to Roy saying he tested positive in the early part of last week.

          Friday maybe be 10 days or more since the positive test

  18. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thoughts here?
    1ft 4.0itb

    Martinez
    Robertson Cancelo Lewis
    Son Fernandes Ziyech Foden
    Jimenez DCL Watkins

    4.0 Soucek Ayling Taylor

    A) Foden to Jota
    B) Jimenez to Vardy
    C) Watkins to Richarlison
    D) Foden, Jimmy to Salah, Bamford -4

    Can also do two of ABC for a -4?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Can you do ziyech to Salah? I do like D.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A if you don't want a hit.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd want to get rid of Foden, but would prefer to get in Vardy or Salah for this week. Thanks.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    4. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes B

    5. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    6. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cheers all

    7. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No point transferring out Foden now.
      If you've held him till now, I'd hold him for the good fixtures also. Potential to score even after coming on from the bench in these fixtures

  19. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Replace Saiss with Cancelo, now wondering why I'm not buy Dias for more assured starts.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I got Dias in for starts and he does have some attacking intent.

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dias is a YC magnet. I hate that in my players. Cancelo and a good bench. Sorted.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Magnet? 2YC so far this season. How many in previous seasons?

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I went Dias over Cancelo

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No one knows what Pep thinking.

      Both Cancelo and Dias are good choices.

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone fancying a cheeky Jota(C)?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes. But other fires to put out. Maybe next week.

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What! Why? No!
      Hasn't had a double digit haul this year

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Scored a hat-trick against Atalanta in the CL.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      LR is considering it, made a decent case for it on the podcast.

  21. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guys, drafted FH team for DGW when GW1 games will be played.

    1. How it looks?
    2. When it possibly happen?

    Pope
    Cancelo | Konsa | Mee
    B.Fernandes | Rashford | KDB | Sterling | Grealish
    Martial | Watkins

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      huh?

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Way too early.

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Seems like you have a lot of free time

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      🙂

      1. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They're gonna be each other too though aren't they no?

        1. SmasherLagru
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Playing**

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          yes, and maybe other premiums are playing Fulham, WBA, Leeds, Palace etc or some of the double players are injured

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Only if it was the only 2 games of the round.

    6. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Far too early as already stated, but for what it's worth....

      I wouldn't pick 11 DGW players just because they have two games.

      e.g. Martial and Sterling have done very little so far this season and account for almost 20% of your team's budget.
      Therefore if Spurs had a nice fixture, I'd take Son and Kane over Martial and Sterling (based on current form).

  22. KanteTouchThis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I want to get Salah back, what you think is the best option?

    Martinez steer
    chillwell robertson justin lamptey mitchell
    son grealish ziyech bruno podence
    dcl kane brewster

    I'm thinking
    Podence + Kane for Salah + upto 7.6 attacker (-4)
    or
    Ziyech + Kane for Salah + Werner

    Initially was going to transfer Bruno (or Son) back to Salah but Wan't to keep them now.

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Out of those A with Watkins.

      1. KanteTouchThis
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        any other suggestions?

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ziyech and Kane to Salah and Vardy perhaps?

  23. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So Salah (bha) or KDB (BUR) for this week?

    The one I don't get this week will come in GW11 or 12.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Salah. I have more faith in Liverpool attack than City attack right now and I'd say Brighton w/o Lamptey is just as great of a fixture as Burnley, if not better.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I agree I'm certainly more confident about a Salah haul this week than KDB.

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      thinking KDB now for 10 and 11 and salah back in gw 12

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        This

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I can get KDB next week too alongside Salah. Just not as confident about City attacker this week.

  24. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    should end up doing kane to vardy and son to salah for-4.
    and hoping a good burnley showing up to get a draw with manc!

  25. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Looking ok?

    Mendy
    Chilwell, Justin, Cancelo
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
    DCL, Vardy(c)

    Coufal, Targett, Brewster

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      reply below

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's ok.

  26. Jamesy0909
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any advice here please? Have WC

    Whether to hold onto Wilson and Zaha causing headaches

    McCarthy steer

    Chilwell Justin KWP Mitchell TAA

    Son Bruno Grealish Zaha bissouma

    DCL Kane Wilson

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Zaha to Jota

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How about TAA and Zaha to Dias and Jota?

  27. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    no salah not sure whether that could work. anw all depends on luck.

    i still see burnley getting a 1-1 draw with manc.
    hope the 1 is KDB for you.

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It will be a goal fest

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        so much faith in manc players?lol

  28. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I don't have a high expectation on Manc's attack vs Burnley, especially after watching they played vs poor Olympiacos.

  29. DRP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guys....!!!
    Rodriguez + Kane >>> Salah + Aguero?? (-4)
    (Doesn't have KDB/Sterling)

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not for me

  30. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Watkins