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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. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which one do you prefer?
    A: Jota in a 3-5-2
    B: Antonio (When fit) in a 3-4-3

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

      A

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A prob

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers guys!

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Any of these worth a -4 this week?

    A. Foden > Jota
    B. TAA > Cancelo/Robertson (any def)

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No

    2. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      TAA-Robbo

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Those getting Jota in, are you doing tonight to beat the price rise? Looks like he is 100.4% although I'm sure last night he dropped a few % at the cut-off??

    1. AlternativeB
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Price + he didn't start the game + Salah looked tired. More chance of him playing and feel like he will get more points than Zaha anyway

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I have 2ft so doing it tonight

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I actually did it yesterday, and wasn't happy about the timing at all. Taking .1 into chin is annoying, .2 simply too much.

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone considering Werner > Jesus?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        i would if aguero was out, not now

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He started every match when fit, though.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            this season he only played 3 matches in the league and aguero was out every time.

            they can start together but cant see it happening

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Hmm seems like a risk. Thing is I want to get Salah for KDB, but would still like some city cover.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Liverpool reserves losing but Mane getting the whole 90 . . . .would suggest that Mane is the man to rotate on Saturday leaving a front three or Firmino, Salah and Jota . . .

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nah. They need their best XI in the league. It will be a front 4 vs Brighton imo.

        1. Kingtekkerz
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          This. With a lot of injuries in midfield IT makes perfectly sense to play 4-2-3-1 against Brighton with Firmino as number 10

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          That's not their best XI. They didn't play well with 4 up front at all.

          1. No Salah
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Probably 4 upfront. Otherwise Jota benched.

            Mane Salah Firmino will not get benched in league.

      2. TeamSteam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nah bro. Mane is just the fittest out of the bunch. I reckon they`ll play the fab four this weekend.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          The one experiment with four up did not go well. I don't understand why Klopp would try it again.

          1. TeamSteam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            ? Becuase it was one game, and the first game that the four of them have played together. He would try it because theyre four fantastic players with different skillsets, and because hes the manager with infinitely more knowledge about the players than you. Guess in your book one off game means theres no use.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It's not a question of whether they're four fantastic players, it's whether the experiment worked and clearly it didn't. It leaves a massive gulf in the middle of the park which even Brighton can exploit. You sound like someone who's played a bit too much Football Manager.

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I hope so. I was so tempted to cap him, and still might cause I think they'll smash Brighton. But I was hoping he didn't play full 90 today.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mane didn't look good today. None of them did on the other hand tbf. Salah may not play 90 and Jota and Firmino got their rest.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      was telles on corners yesterday for man u?

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

        Yes he hit some

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          cheers. think saiss to telles is my transfer this gw 🙂

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

            I like that move. Good luck!

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              thanks a lot 🙂

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I'd suggest dias. Man utd don't look defensively solid

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              more potential for attacking returns though. he looks the business 🙂

    5. Ali.h
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Liverpool right-back for the Brighton game?
        Neco Williams or Milner ?

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

          Milner is my guess

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            yup

        2. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Milner

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Milner

          1. Ali.h
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Can he play 3 games in less than a week?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Fittest man in football. If anyone can Millie can.

        4. Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Zaha to Jota the obvious move here or anything worth a - 4?

          Current team:
          McCarthy
          Robertson Chillwell Konsa
          Fernandes Grealish Zaha KDB
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Subs: Anguissa, Semedo, Lampety

          1. BremerHB
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Seems like a good move.

        5. Kingtekkerz
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A) Zaha to Jota
          or
          B) Zaha, Kane—>KDB/Salah, Bamford (-4)

        6. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Klopp started Firmino, Jota, Mané and Salah against City of all teams. No reason he couldn't do it again against Brighton.

          1. abhirup780
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yes. But he may also rest any one if them before Ajax game.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            And it didn't work. I don't think we'll see it again.

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It is Brighton now though. And they need to play together to make it click. Klopp may have found a solution that I am unable to guess. Sometimes I feel that even I could see some things that OGS can't (or Mourinho about Son earlier), but Klopp, he is clever. So we shall see.

        7. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane to Vardy worth a free transfer?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            loads wondering the same thing including myself.

            i ll want kane back, will pay more for him and will use an extra transfer

            yes vardy could haul v fulham but are leicester that efficient v teams they need to produce play especially vardy

            kane top scorer in the game, selling him feels wrong.

            so basically am keeping

            1. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I agree that Leicester are best against teams they can counter but I think a lot of people are forgetting why Fulham have had such bad results, they attack a lot and leave gaps in defence, Everton weren't even really that good on Saturday and scored 3 and Iwobi of all people ran riot the whole game. I even saw the same thing I saw from them against Villa a few times where when the GK / CB punts it upfield almost no-one properly challenges for the ball in the air even if Fulham have 3 defenders against one attacker, there was one case where Pickford sent it long and the defenders actually backed off of DCL so much that he chested it down, took a touch into more space, had a look around and then laid it off. They just give the opposition time along with space.

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

                  Yep, Fulham looked so amateurish against Everton it was shocking. They had corners and just passed it out of play, they don't fight for the ball etc, and occasionally play a nice bit of football and get up the pitch but so often leave huge gaps and are so disorganised defensively. Honestly not seen a team so bad in years that it convinced me I'm doing everything to just target Fulham. That means, Vardy then KdB then Salah. Tasty

            2. Carefree Crew
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I think so. Expecting Vardy to score more points over the next 4GWs & a decent Captain option especially this week.

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                +1

          2. BremerHB
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Think I might bank the FT this week or does anyone see something that dramatically needs fixing?

            Martinez
            Chilwell - KWP - Coufal
            Ziyech - Grealish - Son - Fernandes (C)
            Kane - DCL - Vardy

            Steer - Mitchell - Stephens - Lamptey

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              nope this team rocks !

              1. BremerHB
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cheers!

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Fernandes (c) over Vardy?? That's a massive punt.

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

                Wouldn't call this a massive punt. Bruno hasn't blanked away from home since arriving in England, in fine form, and scored away against Southampton last time. However I do agree that Vardy just edges it in the captaincy

            3. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yeah save. Any potential move requires 2x transfer and nobody is worth taking out for a hit in your team

          3. leo_messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Martinez
            Chillwell - Justin - Kilman
            Son -Grealish - Ziyech - Bruno - KDB
            DCL - Vardy (C)

            sub: Steer - Brewster - Mitchell* - Lamptey *

            Should I fix my defense with a hit or play Kilman(ars)? Mitchell-> Dallas/Masuaku was my plan

            1. BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Probably play Kilman. Arsenal aren’t exactly full of goals at the moment.

          4. Mr. Chimes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Salah(c)?

          5. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            kane to kun (C) for free?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              tempting but too early imo

            2. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Maybe a stupid answer but would Kun be going home to his ex father-in-law's funeral?

            3. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Nah too soon, he won't be starting. Only came on for like ~10mins, nowhere near match fit

          6. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Evening....3.1mitb....think I'm doing kane and son to salah and vardy (c) - 4.

            How does that look? Risky - but at rank 2m keen to go for it

            Martinez
            Chilwell James cancelo (lamptey mitchell)
            Bruno son grealish ziyech (burke)
            Kane dcl watkins

            Thanks

          7. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Is triple captaining Vardy vs Fulham lunacy?

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

              I triple captained Salah in a SGW vs Fulham a couple of seasons back. Got nothing. DGW gives you way more of a chance.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                this

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yup I think for me it's better to use it on a DGW. It feels more acceptable to get a failed triple captain on a DGW than a SGW imo

            3. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Nope id say not. I wish I'd triple capped salah first gw, because every year a dgw trip cap has not worked out. And this is a good shout tbh, Fulham are atrocious, and Vardy could haul. I'm just a bit worried I'd have never capped Vardy before and don't feel as secure as someone like Salah at home! But hats off to you if you pull it off

          8. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I watched the whole City game and j have to say that this team lacks of being clinical in front of goal. The chances are there but they really can't finish them in the right way. This may be bad for KDB but may be good too because Pep can think of playing him in a more advanced role. I don't know why Bilva plays so much tbh... Foden looks much much better when he is on the pitch. And last but not least, forget about Aguero, sadly he seems completely out of shape and he will need time to return back to greatness

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              So Get KDB or not

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Imo give one more gw to watch him. Could be a risk jumping on him cause City literally can't score goals atm.

            2. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              What about sterling?

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Oh no. He isn't even close being a considerable asset imo. He just doesn't seems be involved as much as he did in past seasons. Very very quiet .

            3. Feed tha Sheep
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              You think Foden will start at weekend?

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I don't know tbh but i believe Pep won't start him

            4. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yep agreed, watched this match too. City have lost a bit of their cutting edge. I think Sane has been a huge miss. And also aguero. Kdb has been used further forward in the big games recently and has been really involved, but he's setting up the chances but noone is finishing them. It does just take one game though, where city get an early goal, and suddenly they will all be fighting to get a slice of the pie. If its not against Burnley it will most definitely come against Fulham.

              And poor Bernardo.. whats happened to him, he's lost all his attacking confidence, just shot to pieces. Whenever he's anywhere near the goal he just cuts back, and backs off. No shots, no take ons, he used to be so good I just don't know whats happened to him. Sums up city right now

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yes Bernardo really lacks confidence. Still I can't trust this attack. Maybe Pep will become Mourinho and start winning 1-0 2-0 by keeping clean sheets. City's defence is not bad or actually they don't give any chances to the opponent except if they have pacey players to run on the counter

          9. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Is anyone jumping off DCL in GW12? Few tricky fixtures or is he a potential season keeper?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If they continue with Digne, rich and Rodriguez in the 11, DCL will get balls inti the box and get chances so no I won't be getting rid

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

              Only blanked once for what was ~7m. J-Rod I'll lose. No reason to drop DCL until he blanks for a few matches in a row, or gets suspended/injured.

            3. BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              He’s staying until he goes off the boil/gets injured.

          10. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Rodriguez and Kane to KDB and Vardy(c) for a hit?

            3.3itb 1ft
            Martinez
            Chilwell Cancelo Justin
            Grealish Son Rodriguez Bruno
            Watkins DCL Kane
            (Peacock Ayling Taylor Bissouma)

          11. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I don’t know what to do

            1. BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bring in Walcott for a -8 and TC!

          12. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Barkley & Kane -> Salah & Vardy -4?

            Thanks

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

              Yes

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

            3. Feed tha Sheep
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

          13. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Podence to Jota now? Probably Jota will rise tonight.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

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

              I did it before the first Jota rise & recent Podence drop. Podence isn't worth having at the moment.

          14. FPL_WILDCARD
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This worth a -8?

            Kane, Rashford, Zaha, Bellerin out ---> Vardy, Sterling, Jota, Dallas in

            1. BremerHB
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Nah. Just look at moving on Zaha this week.

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Jota and Vardy move only

            3. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Nope

          15. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Dias or Cancelo? Cancelo much more attacking, but not as nailed. So which one? Or even look elsewhere, Leicester?

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Justin ?

            2. bitars
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I choose Dias because of more nailed, but you never know with Pep.

            3. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If you are worried about rotation just go with dias

            4. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I need the answer to this tonight. Want to replace Saiss!

            5. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Like Cancelo (although Dias will get some set piece attempts vs those types of teams). Mendy played fairly well tonight; Walker rested for the RB spot; Cancelo has played a lot of games lately. I can't lie that I am thinking Cancelo may get rescued minutes if not an entre rest.

            6. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Dias if you need that player playing each week, he's also gotten a headed chance last few games just needs to do better with it. Cancelo longer term will be facing Mendy and Zinchenko for that LB spot. If you're happy to take 1 pointers or him not playing at all then go for it but if not then it's not worth it IMO

            7. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I guess I should keep Sterling.

            8. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Hamez & Ziyech to KDB & Bissouma?

              Bissouma would be sub

            9. Bennyboy1907
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Zaha to jota tonight looking safe?

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  May save 0.2 but is it worth a hit?

              • Kay317
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Who would you rather get in this week?
                A) Salah
                B) Vardy

                1. BremerHB
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  B

                2. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  B

                3. The Hunt
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Vardy. Jota now stealing some Salah thunder.

              • Lord Flashheart
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                saiss to:

                a cancello
                b dias
                c fofana/castagna
                E telles
                F dalas

                i have robertson, chillwell, coufal, lamptay

                1. balint84
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  B

                2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  i m going e but in view of your defence i d say f

                3. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I have the same 4 defs + Kilman and I'm probably going for Dallas cause I want to play only three of them so if I buy ManCity I will have to play 4 defs. It depends on your formation.