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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Changing my plans is something I find hard. I get my heart set on a certain plan, slowly progressing towards a perfect team is satisfying. So I develop a bias against any conflicting information that may completely destroy those plans.

    But Jota getting rested today, following such a fantastic performance on the weekend, is an important signal. It's a big ball of chaos upsetting the safe order I had carefully constructed with my plans.

    Likewise with Leeds' phenomenal attacking play, and Bamford's huge involvement within that. I can't ignore him anymore. That goal involvement is enormous, and it's within such a fantastic attacking team. Bielsa won't change his approach, regardless of opponent.

    These are two players I hadn't planned for, but after doing some unbiased analysis & stat crunching, I think I need to make room for them both this week...

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I like a plan too, but adapting has to be a part of the planning process IMO, can't map the season out and follow a path blindly. GL.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I usually make small adaptations as I go along, but it's the large wholesale structural changes that are such a ball-ache.

    2. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I think having some sort of plan or idea for short and long term is always advisable, it can mean you avoid making rash choices which can look good for one week but cause tiu trouble for 2 or 3 more, and it can also mean that a bad week might not feel so bad because you're well set up for the coming weeks. But you just have to be careful of being too set on certain ideas or plans and especially long term have to be open minded and ready to accept that a lot of things just won't work out that way

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Nothing wrong with letting overwhelming evidence change best-laid plans!

        I am very tempted by Jota but ultimately Salah is still the better pick and I don’t have a Foden or Zaha that need shifting to Jota. Bamford I have and for now he isn’t going anywhere!

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I've held onto Foden since GW3 (I know) but despite the lack of minutes past 4 GW's I'm not convinced this is the week to ditch him. Will give him BUR & FUL and if he fails to get starts in those 'easier' games he's gone.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            With those fixtures I understand the thinking!

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah, Jota is definitely not a Salah replacement. But he's such a good option that almost anyone could make way for him...

      • POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I had plans.
        Then GW1 and 2 happened

        No plan survives first contact with the enemy.

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        My plan is to monitor Bamford over the next couple of weeks and doing DCL/watford to Bamford for gw12. As for Jota i'm getting more and more tempted. Considering Ziyech or Son to Jota this week for a hit (to free up funds to upgrade the other one to Salah). Could backfire massively though

        1. Bennyboy1907
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Hakkebof what’s ur transfer this week ?

          • Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ziyech is who I'm thinking has to leave in my team. Had him for a few weeks, and got a haul, but I do think the best midfield going forwards will be:

            Salah KDB Bruno Son Jota

            KDB is the only one without incredible form there, but I think it's coming... Salah, Bruno, Son look so good, and Jota is emerging as incredible value... Incredibly, I can't see room for creative players like Ziyech, Rodriguez, Grealish...

            I will rotate the big hitters depending on fixtures, but these 5 look to be the ones I fall back on...

      • cutch
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        With 1 FT, is Zaha -> Jota a no brainer?

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          ya got Jack Grealish?

          1. cutch
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Yes

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          can you ensure starts long term though?

          1. cutch
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            No, I can't. But he looks able to score from the bench as well...

          2. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            too much form not to.

        3. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          make it so

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Bottomed...

        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

        1. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Think you need to get rid of Saiss so 2

        2. SuperG
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I think transferring Kane out when he even managed to return against City... utter madness. Will cost you points now and 0.3m to bring him bavm

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            i do agree, id be reluctantly selling but Chelsea do have a more solid defence atm... and Vardy has a great run of fixtures now

      • tc93
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Who’s everyone bringing in for city defensive cover? Cancelo or Dias?

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Varies, some are willing to risk rotation with Cancelo, others opting for security of starts with Dias. Depends on your bench cover and how willing you are to take on the additional risk with Cancelo I guess.

          1. tc93
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            It’s tough! I can’t decide

            1. TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Haha, I know how it is, only you can make the decision. How seriously do you take the game ? I see it as the sensible move being Dias but Cancelo arguably offers a more exciting FPL asset with explosive potential. If you are going to stress about team sheets go Dias, if you have bench cover or don't mind too much maybe punt on Cancelo. GL.

        2. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Dias, goal threat and nailed

      • JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        People saying Sterling has not performed against Burnley compared to KDB -

        The last 3 home games City played against Burnley, all were 5-0, Sterling did not start any of them.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Sterling very likely to be benched then

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        who backs up Neco Williams?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Neco backs up Milner

        2. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          As soon as one of the injured midfielders return, milner will return to rb. TAA will probably be back within a couple of weeks any way

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cancelo next 6 weeks with Lamptey as backup if rotate better combo than Dias? Can see attacking returns there. Cant have just Dias for cs points alone...ohh so tough...

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          He doesn’t have a single attacking return this season, I know his stats are good but I’d personally sooner have the assured starts

        2. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Cancelo doesn’t go up for corners but Dias does, Cancelo doesn’t provide that much attacking threat down the wing as much as a left footer, your hoping for BPS only I’m afraid

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I respectfully disagree, Cancelo offers more potential than BPS. I've been keeping a close eye on him during games and he is basically playing as a mid much of the time, was very dangerous tonight v Olmpiakos and was unlucky not to get attacking returns from open play. I agree Dias is a goal threat from set play though and definitely the safer pick in terms of starts.

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Cancelo stats last 4 games:
          Chances created 12,
          Goal attempts 3,
          XGi 1.5,
          XG 0.7.

          Think he's created more chances than any other DF in the league.

          Passed the eye test IMHO, plays very high up the pitch & looked good. I want him but can't afford him.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Wasn't planning on this originally but is Foden to Jota with 1 FT a sensible move? Foden plays full 90 so probably doesn't start vs. Burnley, Jota rested etc.

        My planned move was going to be Saiss to Cancelo but could just start KWP vs. Mun instead and sort out Saiss next GW

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Decent move imo, don’t agree with people saying it’s sideways personally and way more upside than a possible Cancelo 6 pointer

      • cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo Zouma Ayling
        Grealish Ziyech Foden Bruno Son
        DCL Kane

        Button KWP Mitchell Brewster
        1ft, 2.8itb

        A) Foden, Kane, Robbo ➡️ KDB, Vardy, Cancelo/Dias (-8)

        B) Foden, Kane, Son ➡️ Jota, Vardy, KDB (-8)

        C) Foden, Kane, Son ➡️ Sterling, Watkins, KDB (-8)

        D) Son & Kane ➡️ KDB & Vardy (-4) and hope Foden plays

        Cheers

        1. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Kane to Vardy for free and captain him? But wait until Leicester have played in the euro vase just in case.

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            This

          2. cheese XL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Cheers, Foden out for a hit worth it aswell?

        2. BeWater
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Not sure I like any of those but if I had to pick it would be D.

            If I was on WC I would be looking to get Robbo in. He's practically a left winger in the best team in the league with potential for attacking returns and clean sheets. Oh and he's as nailed on as they get.

        3. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Am I missing out on too much upside if I just save FT here this GW? Honestly wondering if that’s the best way as I’m totally torn on whether any of the popular premium switching moves will actually pay off or not!

          1FT 2.3itb
          Martinez
          Robbo, Chilwell, Cresswell
          Bruno, Ziyech, Son, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Bamford
          (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Branthwaite)

          A) Save FT (and hide behind a Salah/ Vardy/ KDB-shaped sofa)
          B) Kane > Vardy (FT)
          C) Kane, Son > Vardy, KDB or Jota (punt!) (-4)
          D) Ziyech, Robbo > Salah, Cancelo (-4)
          E) Son, Cresswell > Salah/ KDB, Balbuena (-4)
          F) Son, Branthwaite > KDB, Douglas (-4) - 0.1 short of the straight swap

          Cheers!

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Id honestly save. I might get rid of Vardy after this week and saving this week did me wonders 🙂

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              It’s tempting to just do nothing I’ll be honest! Obvious issue is if one of Vardy, KDB or Salah mega-haul then I’m a bit stuffed!!

          2. BeWater
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Your team looks superb. I would roll the transfer and then re-evaluate. If City look good you could then make moves with 2FTs in your pocket with more data to go on.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Thanks mate. Could be right!

                Just frustrating we have 3 highly owned premiums all with good fixtures that could all feasibly haul!

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I want this team when I grow up. But have the same Vardy urge . . .

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Haha. May just hold off or cave and go with the Vardy sheep!

          3. W
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Do we know how long Zaha is out for? I see he is dropping in price so deciding whether to keep or switch to Jota/Ziyech

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Jota

            2. JIMMY764
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              We’ll find out tomorrow, he could be able to play on Friday yet. I’m holding tonight, if he’s out it’s an easy downgrade to Jota.

              1. W
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Fair enough, I want to hold too as would be for a -4.
                Coufal would play if Zaha is out

          4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Is Cancelo is still good options with Mendy and Zinchenko back?

            1. Toughie
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I think you already know the answer to that

            2. BeWater
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I own him but wouldn't be bringing him in this week. On one hand he's played every minute of the last 5 games and Pep praised him a lot after the Liverpool game. On the other hand Mendy is back, was taken off early tonight and is a natural left footer.

            3. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Gtg?

              Leno
              Chilwell castagne telles cancelo
              Kdb bruno grealish
              (V)ardy DCL richalison
              Forster I soucek bissouma Ferguson

              1FT & 1.2 ITB

            4. Bennyboy1907
                3 months, 13 days ago

                We doing zaha to jota tonight yh?

                Double price change tonight

                1. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Nah, I’ll wait for the presser tomo and take the 0.2 swing if necessary.

                2. RWB_1991
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  How do you know it’s a double price rise?

              • FDMS All Starz
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Team:

                McCarthy
                Justin - Chilwell - Targett - Bernardo - Douglas
                Son - Bruno - Rashford - Podence - Bissuma
                Vardy - DCL - Adams

                Which move is better, leaning towards A for guaranteed starts? 1FT & 5.0M itb
                A) Bernardo —> Dias
                Or
                B) Podence —> Jota

              • cutch
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Best replacement for Saïss?

                A) Cancelo
                B) Digne
                C) Bellerín
                D) Other?

                1. Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I went for Dias. I want a set and forget for a while

              • Labile
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Have to do tonight.
                Liking the look of this.
                Have Kane too and don’t wanna really get rid of Son but it’s the only way I’d be able to get Mo back. If I went Sterling I’d swap for Mo in GW 12.

                Son and Saïss ➡️ Sterling and Fofana or Salah and Lewis/Kilman ( Lewis has good fixtures)

              • TheSteel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Anyone else throwing the arm band on Sterling? Looked sharp today and gets big hauls vs weaker opposition.

                1. Carefree Crew
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I'm going Vardy, but have Sterling on VC. Interestingly Late riser talked about captaining Sterling, but I can't see past Fulham's defence.

              • Squib
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                How nailed is Kilman now?
                Is Mitchell done now at Palace?

                Currently on this

                McCarthy
                Justin Ayling Kilman
                Salah Grealish Son Ziyech Bruno
                DCL Vardy

                Nyland Brewster Taylor Mitchell

                Would you be happy to run with those defensive options for next 3 weeks?

              • tbhogal
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Has Mitchell lost his place to PVA now guys ?

                1. Labile
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Just a guess but I’d say no

                  Complete guess though

                2. Mr Wolf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I’d say Mitchell played at left back just because PvA was injured. It was never his spot to begin with. He might have a shot at rb but I would get rid

              • Scrumper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Taken a -8 to try and climb rank:

                Martinez
                Chilwell, Coufal, Bellerin
                Salah, Jota, Sterling, De Bruyne (C), Bruno
                Bamford, Watkins

                Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, KWP

                (Sold DCL, Son, and Foden).
                Brave or madness?

                1. Toby Lerone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Nice team

                  1. Scrumper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks, bit scared of selling DCL, but that midfield was too tempting

                    1. Toby Lerone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Yeah the midfield is worth the gamble for sure

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Which one?

                A)Robbo + Ziyech

                B)Dias + Son

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    A

                  • GREEN JUMPERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    A for me

                2. Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  How come Mahrez not being mentioned at all? I could get him for free but he is seen as a massive rotation risk?

                  1. Toby Lerone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    He's awful

                3. Toby Lerone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Rodriguez & kane > sterling & Vardy for -4?

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Would prefer Kdb instead

                  2. Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    I really really like

                    1. Toby Lerone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      If I did this who would you captain?

                      1. Labile
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Vardy I think and Sterling the week after 😉

                        1. Toby Lerone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I was along that thinking

                  3. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    My only worry about getting in Vardy is that it rules out getting double city offensively alongside Salah. Also includes getting rid of Kane. Tempted to gold Kane as see how Aguero plays. As City is already on to the next round of CL, Guardiola might opt for Aguero in the league and Jesus in CL/Cup games

                4. Pépé Pig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  JRod to Jota worth a -4?

                  JRod just doesn't look like a great fpl option anymore and Jota in such great form

                  1. Toby Lerone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Jota rested too tonight

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    I actually think so to be honest. Might need to move him on later so make sure you got enough itb to upgrade him to Ziyech etc

                5. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Did Saiss to Cancelo with my 1 FT before the former dropped. Currently have this team:

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

                  1.7 itb

                  Is any of these transfers worth a hit?

                  A) Ziyech to Jota
                  B) Son to Jota
                  -> making one of these transfers allow me to do Son -> Sterling/Salah next week
                  C) Kane to Vardy (C)
                  -> Basically makes it impossible to get in triple City + Salah. Could do Hokey Cokey between Salah and Sterling though.
                  D) Ziyech + Son -> Salah (C) + Jota -8 (save up FT's afterwards for the inevitable injuries and covid chaos)
                  E) Don't take a hit. Reassess the situation next week.

                  Actually leaning towards A as the money itb gives loads of flexibility. Long post, sorry DZ! Hopefully it won't put you off.

                  1. Puntillimon
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Team looks great. I’d hold for now

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Worried about having 1/3 of my XI playing in the Spurs / Chelsea game. Not sure what to expect. Could be a 2-2 or 0-0.

                6. Bennyboy1907
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    3-5-2 with jota or
                    3-4-3 with budget forward ?

                    Zaha to jota for -4?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Yeah tough decision definetely.

                  • some witty pun
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    A) Lamptey -> Diaz
                    B) Foden -> Jota

                    Which one for my FT?

                    1. Pépé Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      B if you've got bench cover for Lamptey. Lamptey still a good option when he comes back and Jota has the higher ceiling for sure

                    2. GREEN JUMPERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      B all day. Lamptey can still be an asset, and you get Jota.

                  • Labile
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Thoughts on Fofana?

                    1. Mile Plankton
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Horrible

                  • DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Lads thoughts on these moves.
                    Son and Wilson to Jota and Vardy for free.

                    Would give me
                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Dallas Coufal
                    Grealish Jota Sterling Bruno
                    Vardy( C) Kane Dcl

                    Kilman Lamptey Stephens

                    Should I go for it?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      How do you plan to get Salah in the team? Just curious

                    2. DA Minnion
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      I don't just at the minute.

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Bold. Surely you have to before the Fulham game, no?