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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. Jonnyb40
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Harvey Barnes or jotta?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        J

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota

      4. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota

      5. liner
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have barnes for a few weeks now but want jota instead of him soon

        1. Jonnyb40
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers everyone. Seems to be jota getting the backing. Not sure he's 100% nailed but is bound to come off the bench or start at some point.

        2. Ram sey Coq uel in
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Personally I would go Jota , and if Zaha is out that will probably be my move as well , and if you believe in players liking to play against certain teams , almost exactly 12 months ago Wolves were away to Brighton , and Jota scored both goals .
          I appreciate he isn't nailed , but his mins per goal are pretty impressive even as a sub .

      6. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No Jota no party it seems

      7. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Chances of Foden starting at weekend now? Or do > Jota For -4?

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Jota nailed. Foden not so. I would swap

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Has Klopp said he’s nailed?

            1. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              All the big boys rested today. Don't you worry about Jota he is nailed.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I’m not worried, as I won’t be affected if he plays or not, I like guarenteed starters in my Mo 🙂

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Jota isn't nailed.

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It’s transferring a possible non starter for another possible non starter

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Jota has been playing a lot more and scoring well too. So I assume it’s a good transfer just hard to know if it’s worth -4

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Just can’t know, wouldn’t be doing it for a hit also

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          How did he play tonight?
          I know he scored & played 90 minutes, BBC report rating the players, he was 4.86 out of 10. Lowest out of all player ratings including the subs! Sterling was MOTM.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not about rati gs. It's about who Pep picks. I wish he was nailed, or Jota nailed and would swap him for Foden. Currently neither are.

        4. Blanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          So because he played 15 mins less than Sterling and even less than all the other subs, he has less chance of starting? I don't buy it. Especially with Pep. He's probably even more like to play at the weekend now because he played 90 tonight - because it makes less sense. If that makes sense.

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Did you watch the game?how did he play?

            1. Blanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              He's a baller. Frustrating that he'll be on the bench though, more often than not.

        5. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I didn't say it was about ratings, I asked how he played.
          Thought process being "if" he was poor doesn't that make it less likely he will be played at the weekend?
          I was surprised to read those ratings, I didn't see the match, hence why I asked the community on here rather than taking the ratings on face value.

      8. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brutal defending

      9. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A bit lost here lads, any help please?

        Martinez
        Cancelo - Chilwell - Lamptey* (Mitchell - Ferguson)
        KDB - Son - Grealish - Hamez - Bowen
        Kane - DCL (Brewster)

        A. Get Salah back in: Son > Mo
        B. Get Bruno in: Hamez > Bruno
        C. Get a playing def: Ferguson > Coufal
        D. Save
        E. Get Vardy: Kane > Vardy

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I did E. Captaining him too.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thanks mate

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Logically getting a DF so you can play 11 & have a sub going forward makes sense.

          Kane & Son in form, James good at home against Leeds all could get points.

          If you're particularly keen on an attacking player that you will Captain, you could consider taking a hit?

      10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Then again, they’re still looking good for that top spot

      11. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Williams Van Dijk lol

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Best CB is in midfield but a better mid than Williams or Matip and they need to go for broke.

      12. For Fuchs Sake
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        WC this rabble?

        McCarthy
        Keane Zouma Taylor
        Barkley Zaha Fernandes Son
        Watkins Werner Calvert-Lewin

        Steer Coady Mitchell Burke

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

          Is Zaha out this weekend or back?

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No longer flagged, but no news

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              hes still flagged

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maybe. Too many flags and no City.

        3. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Definitely. Keane / barkley / Zaha/ burke all need booting, and Mitchell. Not very well setup for upcoming fixtures. Wc time !

      13. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Anyone watching Liverpool game? How was Salah?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Unfit.

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Average, but whole team was average. Mane had an even worse day than salah. Least salah got a rest at 60mins

      14. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Does this make sense?

        Kane, Soucek > Vardy, Jota (-4)

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No.

        2. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes

        3. Monklane
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes and no.

      15. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is Jota the new Podence/Foden?

      16. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Atlanta won't concede.

      17. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota is just so sharp.. even the odd 1 pointer which is inevitable is surely worth the pain in order to have him for when he hauls at that price. There's also a chance he could return even in 15 minute cameos off the bench. Definitely will require patience as an owner though.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Looks good and the difference between him and Foden is jota is the premium attacking option on the bench where as pep could bring on any one of 3 or 4 players

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Can't see him being benched this GW based on his form. Even if he is benched, he is first sub in and can easily do damage

        3. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Started 4 out of the last 6 games and on his league debut (which lasted 10 minutes) he scored.

          I understand why people are hesitant and say he's not nailed ergo look elsewhere, but he's in form and has the ability to score whenever he's on the pitch. Liverpool are a different animal this season and right now he looks one of their most effective players in this formation.

          He's scored 3 goals in the last 280 minutes (just over 3 games) and as he's been rested tonight there's surely a strong chance he gets a start at the weekend.

          The comparisons to Foden seem wide of the mark to me - last time he started a game was GW5 and since then he's played 72 minutes returning one goal. One player is being played more and more and becoming more and more productive, while the other one is increasingly ignored and producing less and less.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Sorry but how are pool a different animal lol

            1. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I didn't say whether that was a positive or negative thing. I mean they are different. They are playing different football. They are setting up differently each week. The idea of Liverpool players has changed from last season to now. I think that's quite self-explanatory.

              Without Robertson and Trent on form they are not as potent going forward. Right now they don't look like a team that will score 3, 4, 5 goals a game. The 3-0 win against Leicester last weekend was much-needed, but as it stands I don't think you can look at their assets and expect the same level of returns as last season.

              And more than that I was making a point in relation to Jota. His involvement, his efficacy and his relevance as a Fantasy asset.

              I do find it interesting that you choose that part of comment to draw attention to and 'lol' at. Very baffling.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Not baffling at all really though is it lol, I find it baffling you wrote so much, skipped most of it.

      18. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Tielemans or Jota in this team??

        Martinez
        Dallas Zouma Vestergaard
        Salah Bruno KDB ???
        DCL Vardy Bamford

        Forster Lamptey Bissouma Mitchell

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Jota no brainer

          1. Roy Rovers
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Need him to start though......not sure.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              See my comment above

      19. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How about this for -8

        Jimenez Rashford and Bissouma to Brewster Kdb and Jota

        Is too risky ?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Poor moves for a - 8

      20. Openboxman
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Leicester attackers that aren't Vardy. Talk to me? I need a foden replacement.

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Get Jota

          1. Openboxman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Getting him in for fullham

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not nailed

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Barnes or Maddison

        3. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maddison is really appealing but seems to have serious fitness issues this season.

          1. Openboxman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Isn't he back to full fitness now?

            1. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Well he played 90 last week so looks like he is..but looking at his minutes this season would suggest some sort of issue..definitely a serious option with his fixtures though

        4. Tomas_brolin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No Leicester attackers other than Vardy worth owning. I looked at Barnes and Maddison as want to keep Kane but not worth it IMO

      21. Couch Potato
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Current squad has a few issues!
        Saiss & Zaha (both Covid)
        Lamptey (Banned)
        Mitchell (Bench warming)

        Remainder...

        McCarthy/4.0
        Chilwell/Ayling
        Bruno/Son/Grealish/4.5
        Kane/DCL/Watkins

        3.5 ITB and 1FT

        Would like some City + Vardy this week, but this probably means taking a -8 (which I am loathe to do).

        Too early to burn the Free Hit chip? Could do....

        Johnstone
        Chilwell, Laporte, Cancelo
        Bruno, Grealish, Son, Jota
        DCL, Kane, Vardy (c)

      22. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just tinkering with my team, would ya do these moves?

        Fornals Jimenez Kane

        To

        KDB Bamford Vardy(c) -8

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          nah especially not for -8

      23. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Torres or Jota.

        Have Salah. No other city. Torres deffo gonna start at the weekend!

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I mean deffo as in maybe

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Is he?

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Torres starting is one thing, getting you decent points is another.

        4. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm torn between Torres and Jota but will probably go with Torres. Burnley at home seems like a game they'll want to win convincingly and as he hasn't featured tonight his chances of starting have surely increased. He's started the last 3 league games in a row and while he hasn't returned in that time City have only scored twice.

          I'd go with Jota long term, but for the next two weeks Torres edges it. If I had the money I'd go for Sterling so yes my expectations will be measured accordingly but still, looking at next week's fixtures, the obvious/smart money would go on City winning big despite how awful they've been this season.

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers all. Gonna punt on torres

      24. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        RIP anyone who chose to take a punt on Neco.

        1. Sam (Team Sam)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He's not looking very good.

            1. Sam (Team Sam)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Assumed you meant an injury or something.

              I reckon he'll still play a bit. Not bad for 3.9

      25. George James
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Best downgrade move for -4 to allow Werner >> Vardy.

        A) Podence >> Soucek

        B) Chilwell >> Dias (own Reece James)

        1. Tomas_brolin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A for sure

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This

      26. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Minamino on for Matip

        1. Arctic monkeys
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Minamino POO

      27. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Po bringing on Minamino for Matip. $hi+ or bust time.

      28. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mane owners nervous for the weekend?

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 29 days ago

            because of possible rest?
            lil bit

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          would you says laporte is the best city def option? 100% nailed isnt he? thanks.

          1. Tomas_brolin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            At 6.0 I don’t think he’s worth it but almost 100% nailed. Dias second most nailed

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              laporte maybe more of an attacking threat?

          2. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I think both him and Dias are equally nailed, might as well go with the cheaper

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              cheers

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fair play to Atlanta. Best team by a mile tonight. Pool could struggle to get out of the group.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              i love atalanta. what they have accomplished is huge. so close from 1/2 last season too. amazing work by gasperini. hope they qualify

        3. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you keep DCL but miss out on Cancelo/Dias or get Antonio and have a chance to get Cancelo/Dias? Hope this makes sense!

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            it does make sense and i would keep dcl 200%

          2. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            DCL ownership is too risky to tinker with

          3. Tomas_brolin
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Keep DCL. Cancelo and Dias are massively overhyped. 1 assist between them this season!

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Fixtures now tho

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                this loads of cs coming city way imo

        4. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you do:

          A) Kane/Maximim/Bruno to Salah/KdB/Antonio (-4) or
          B) Maximim/Bruno to KdB/Jota (for free)

          ??

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Why on earth are you transferring bruno out

            1. Vovhund
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              To get to KdB.

        5. jay01
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Surely no way Cancelo starts this weekend with Pep rotation after playing 180 mins in the week. If not Mendy, for sure Zinchenko will take his place with Walker at RB.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Trying to convince yourself?

            1. jay01
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I have Cancelo. Regret that I bought him should have played it safe.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Why overthink it? Cancelo is safe as houses for now

                1. jay01
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Safe as houses? After playing 180 mins? Lol

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    You do realise this is their job don’t you?

                    1. jay01
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Yeah its not like anyone ever gets rested in football.. cancelo nailed to play 3rd match in one week right? Lol

          2. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Who knows. This is why I prefer Dias

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Who knows indeed, same for Dias I’d say he’s more prone to be rested even before cancelo

              1. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I would be surprised given Dias & Laporte are clearly first choice, the partnership needs consistency to build city's defense back to where it needs to be, and also CB is typically a less physically demanding position than full back so I would expect more rotation with Walker,Cancelo,Mendy,Zinchenko

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Perhaps, not even concerned right now though, Cancelo’s spot until Mendy is fitter. Zinchenko simply isn’t good enough

            2. jay01
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yeah i could make the sideward move

          3. Boxwoods
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Good job trying to predict Pep's moves never ends in tears . . .

            1. jay01
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Only way this ends in tears is if cancelo comes off the bench for one pointer lol

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Lol I know, nothing is “surely” unless you’re Pep

        6. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Saiss,Zaha > Dias,Jota(-4)?

        7. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why is Salah still yellow flagged on FPL?

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Probably cause they're not working on a Wednesday night 😉

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 29 days ago

              they are sooo slow with the flags, I could do their job for less

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I’m sure their job is to not just change flags lol

              2. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                😀