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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. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    McCarthy, Nyland
    Chilwell, Konsa, Taylor, Justin, Tierney
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Podence, Bissouma
    Kane, DCL, Bamford
    1.7m in the bank, 1 ft.

    A) Podence to Jota
    B) keep
    C) another option

  2. balint84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 hours ago

    A) Mane to KDB
    B) Lamptey to Dias/Cancelo
    C) both

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      B

  3. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      A) Zaha to jota -4

      B) play Bisoumma

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Palace only have one more nice fixture for a few weeks after Newcastle so I'd go for Jota, if you want him long term/plan to use next week's transfer for something else.

        The chance of Jota starting at the weekend has increased after he was benched tonight, imo.

      2. GREEN JUMPERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        A makes sense

    • bitars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Got 5,8 itb.

      Should i take a punt and remove Rodríguez for Sterling and set him as a captain? Right now i have Bruno Fernandes as captain.

      1. bitars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Its for a hit.

      2. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Hamez possibly dropping tonight so probably yes

      3. CAPTAIN_WALES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes

      4. bitars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Thanks

      5. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Nah don't get sterling, and definitely don't cap him over bruno. Sterling is so off form, back to his old terrible finishing. He's a dangerous player but really badly out of form. Bruno is in top form, should be your captain regardlesa

      6. GREEN JUMPERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        A

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Alisson, Milner, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Firmino, Jota, Salah, Mané

      Lineup against Brighton

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Cheers Jurgen.

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Probably tbf

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Mane on bench after tonight is my bet. We've got another CL game next week, we need to rotate the front line.

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Mane bench seems likely

    • Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      i'm done with saiss. for fre, saiss to?

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

      i have robertson, chillwell, coufal, lamptay

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        ha see below similar!

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          didn't consider E nice pick

      2. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        *for free

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        B

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Saiss to

      A - Cancello
      B - Dias
      C - Cresswell
      D - Castagne
      E - Laporte
      F - Digne

      Thanks! got Robbo Chilwell Mitchell and Lamptey

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        ha 🙂

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        A. Worth the risk for the chance creation and BPs.

      3. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        have the same 5, thinking cancelo or dias

      4. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        A lot of talk about a)

        James Che worth considering also this weekends fixture aside

      5. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        I have b) and itching to get rid. Many other probs so he survives again thos week

      6. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        thanks all will go A and hope he starts!

      7. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        A or D if no Vardy

      8. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Coufal.

      9. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        all great options but i m going telles

    • CAPTAIN_WALES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Kane to Vardy for a hit?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Nah

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Not for free.

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes, and captain him.

      4. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        not a for a hit

      5. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        Comparison isn't that easy. Vardy would be C, so he needs four pts more compared Kane + the other C option (who?). We need to make transfers also in the future and Vardy looks like better option for 4 weeks. Taking that hit now also frees some money that may be needed elsewhere. Also taking the hit now means that this transfer is done and there us possibility to do something else next week. If you never make extra transfers your team may soon look like template 3-4 weeks ago.

        1. CAPTAIN_WALES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Cheers for the in depth comment.. Current captain options are Bruno or DCL (was also Mane but worried because of tonight), so if I do the move then I have 0.6ITB to bring back salah for Mane (0.1 diff at the mo), and then upgrade a defender to around 5m. MF is currently Mane, Bruno, KDB, Jota and Bis, so I don't think the 0.6 could improve the MF that much in my current format

    • POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Decided to transfer Zaha > Grealish with my one free transfer

      Martinez (Forster)
      Chilwell - Cresswell - Robertson - (Kilman - Mitchell)
      Salah(c) - B Fernandes(vc) - J Rodriguez - Grealish - (Podence)
      Kane - Bamford - Watkins
      0.1itb 0FT

      GTG?

      [RIP Maradona]

    • George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Kdb just rested tonight yeah?

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Jota or Ziyech?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Ziyech.

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      Jota will start against Brighton, yeah? I want to do_ Podence to Jota right now.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Who will he replace in Pool team?

        1. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          i don't know.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Mane. Jota, Firmino, Salah start. Then one of them will be rested against Ajax next week is my bet.

      2. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 hours ago

        I think so. Whether Mane starts is the question atm.

    • Kane Lane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 hours ago

      What to do with Zaha looks like he will drop tonight the only player to swap him for would be Jota for hit. Worth it?

      1. Bennyboy1907
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Idk should we?

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Just get done with it. I did.

          2. Kane Lane
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            no clue

      2. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Chancesof Greenwood starting this weekend. I need a differential but is this guy a step too far??

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Avoid

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Don't go there

        3. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Way too differential. Utd have found the right setup, which should be cavani cf, martial left and rash right. Bruno mid of course, doesnt leave any room for greenwood unfortunately. But they were miles better with this setup

      3. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Cancelo benching risk after playing 90? Was all set on bringing him in.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          I was going to take a -4 go get him in but maybe not now. I’d still do it for free if I didn’t have bigger problems as he’s got a lot of good games ahead!

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            I had planned that move also, but -4 now for it looks like stepping on a mine.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          My feeling is that yes, there's a risk. Mendy subbed a little early for Zinchenko. Cancelo played a full 90. Walker full rest. Cancelo absolutely may start, but Mendy played well tonight and it's a good chance to get that rest in.

        3. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          I think tonight showed how valuable Mendy is. He creates a whole different balance to the team, stays wide left, creates more space for the team, and delivers with his left foot into the box. Cancelo is great but pep loves balance

      4. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Will KDB play next week?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Well rested, yes

      5. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        McCarthy
        Cancelo Chilwell Kilman
        Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
        Kane Werner DCL
        (4.0 Biss Shaw* Ferguson*)
        2.7 1FT

        Looking at Shaw Son -> Coufal Salah (c) (-4)

        .2 short of just Son -> Salah

        Don’t feel as bad taking a hit if finally ditching Shaw. Pretty set on Salah straight back in. Ditching Son isn’t ideal but would have 4 player in Spurs-Chelsea

        Moves look okay?

      6. KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        SOS guys:

        Martinez
        Ayling Konsa Coufal
        KDB Son Bruno Soucek
        Kane Werner Brewster

        Zaha Lamptey Mitchell

        Do I take a -4 to transfer:
        A) Zaha/Kane -> Salah/Bamford
        B) Son/Werner -> Salah/DCL or
        C) stick with it and roll the FT?

        Any feedback much appreciated!

      7. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Does Sterling start against Burnley?

        Just thinking if there is a case to get Sterling instead of KDB

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          If you can afford kdb he surely is the best option

        2. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          100% starting and im captaining.

      8. balint84
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Son+Jimenez to Vardy+Kdb for free? Would you do it?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Yup

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Probably yes

        3. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          110% yes

        4. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 hours ago

          Easily, why not?!?

      9. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        I'm doing Kane to Vardy

        Rodriguez to KDB or Jota (-4)?

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

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Just play rodriguez, has a good fixture

      10. DangerFC
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Is there any miracle chance zaha plays Frid?

      11. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Can someone explain what all these TBC fixtures are?
        https://www.premierleague.com/fixtures

        they ofc appear in the fixture lists, but say tbc here

      12. Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Zaha to KDB with my FT seems like a no brainer?
        Already have the likes of Son, Grealish & Bruno.

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Yes, even a vegetable can see that is worth a punt.

        2. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Yeah do it

        3. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Thanks both!

      13. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 hours ago

        Is Zaha definitely out of Friday?

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Nope

        2. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          "Hodgson added: "We've known about it for a few days. We didn't want to broadcast it to the world because we were rather hoping that the second test might free him to play."

          From an FPL perspective, that is what annoys me, that a player can test positive days before a match but no announcement is made. This implies Zaha may have time to recover before the weekend because who knows how long ago he was infected.
          Having transferred him out now myself his chances of playing this weekend have therefore improved immeasurably. I wish him good health.

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 hours ago

            Yes, but ehen was he tested? I thought they had been waiting for the second test to be negative. But isn't second test being taken immediately after first one in case it's false positive? Since no idea and he has only one good fixture, I ditched him for Jota (-4 supposing Kane to Vardy was for free).

      14. Bennyboy1907
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          A) 3-5-2 Jota
          B) 3-4-3 budget forward

          Pros and cons?

        • Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Hi....thoughts on Kane and son to salah and vardy - 4?

          Risky - but at rank 3m think its worth a throw of the dice...

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

          Thanks

        • Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Would you do Bowen to Jota for a hit?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 hours ago

            nope

          2. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 hours ago

            Happy hammers have Villa at home next up so deffo not. Not sure I would for free TBH.

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          Martinez
          Robertson Chilwell Dallas
          Fernandes Son JamesR Grealish Foden
          DCL Kane

          Forster Brewster Saiss Ferguson

          2 FT, 1.5 itb

          What to do here...

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

          Thanks.

        • Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 hours ago

          who backs up Neco Williams?
          perfect Mitchell replacement?