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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. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Cancelo or Dias?

    1. RWB_1991
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I’m putting Dias in as he’s more nailed. Cancello has Zinchenco & Mendy to contend with

    2. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Cancelo for me. Same cost, seems just as nailed, and is probably more likely to be involved in a goal.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He is definitely not as nailed as Dias. But much higher ceiling.

  2. gart888
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Zaha -> Soucek? Need an 11th active player this week, and I'm trying to get some money in the bank to bring Bruno in at some point in the near future.

    Team - 0ITB, 1FT
    Martinez - Steer
    Robbo - Chilwell - Lamptey - Kilman - 4.0
    Salah - Son - Grealish - Zaha - Jota
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Kane and Zaha —> Bruno and Adams

      1. gart888
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You think that's worth a -4 hit?

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Good idea, soucek great enabler, and you have a front 8 currently, benching headache or waste of funds.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        This may make more sense

      2. gart888
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Feel good about Son -> Bruno the following week? Or do I look to downgrade Kane and go Grealish -> Bruno?

      3. gart888
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Also, should I just go all the way down to Bissouma if I'm going to do Soucek?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Would prefer son>bruno rather than grealish based on fixtures. If you're planning to use the 0.4m diff with biss, then go with him. However Soucek has goal threat and can cover jota if he's benched. Bissouma is just 2pts only

          1. gart888
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah, this all jives with what I'm thinking. Thanks for saying what I wanted to hear! haha

    3. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Son + Zaha -> Soucek + KDB?

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

    Am I mad for considering Foden over Jota as my Zaha replacement, if he’s confirmed out? Can just see him starting the next two plum home fixtures. City need to start clicking and simply score goals.

    Surely we’re at the point now where Pep can’t really justify leaving him on the bench again?

    1. some witty pun
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I can't see Foden starting

    2. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah I think you're mad. Jota is in incredible form.

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It's a massive gamble, for what's it's worth I think Foden has a good chance of starting v BUR too but I already own so easier decision for me to hold. I wouldn't be buying and if I was you I'd opt for Jota ahead of Phil. Jota is a great pick in his own right and Pool are already firing whilst we wait for City to click.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Get off this foden train ASAP. Even if he starts the next 2 and hauls, you’ll be on the edge of your seat every game wondering if he’ll be playing and cursing pep when he comes on for a 1 pointer

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Unfortunately I'm all too familiar with this particular train, since GW3 ! I do plan to sell Foden but believe it or not I've had bigger issues to deal with in my team and kept the faith with him starting (bad move). He's probably gone in GW12.

    4. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I’m thinking of Foden > Jota (-4)

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Foden just started today and Jota didn't
      I think we can read between the lines there

  4. Ronny Sandstone
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Would you get rid of Bruno (only got him last week) if it means I can upgrade Brewster to Vardy - I'll bring in Jota in the process too

    I'm the only one in my mini league with Bruno so no worry if he does haul etc, it also allows me to keep Kane/Son (value tied up in them) anyone else make moves by this logic, couldn't care less about overall rank etc.

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Sounds really good. Time to get off the Brewster train. Does that mean you have 8 playing attackers?

      1. Ronny Sandstone
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Glad you think it sounds good, been pondering it for a few days now, would give me a front 7...

        Son - Sterling - Grealish - Jota
        DCL - Kane - Vardy

        Soucek (first sub) I've a WC still to fix things soonish if it goes pear shaped too

        Cheers

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Do you only care about your mini league? Then by all means go ahead. If you care about your overall rank dont lose bruno.

      On an aside, I wouldnt care about value tied up in a player if you're selling them. Otherwise you'll never actually bank that value if you never sold any players who went up in value

      1. Ronny Sandstone
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah I think so tbh, more interested in bragging rights/money from mini league (finished in the top 1000 a few years back so I'll never top that anyway!)

        Yes the value thing isn't too much of a big deal really, already allowed price rises as I'm more concerned about players being out through covid etc, so Vardy/Jota will already be 0.3 more through waiting, I get what your saying though, like the idea of Kane/Son for the North London Derby following week

        Cheers

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      someone in your ML will probably get Bruno this week and captain him! I think its madness losing Bruno on his current form

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah this is true, no reason everyone in your ML suddenly gets bruno and you lose him. Would be a majorly bad play

      2. Ronny Sandstone
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yes that's the risk - though I'm leading and both of my closest rivals have Rashford indtead (hopeful it's too much of a sideways move for them) with a WC still I could even reshuffle again I'n a week or so and get him back, dies sound madness to ship him though I get that, Hmmm decisions

  5. Purse83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Need to lose Barkley and Dunne:

    A) Grealish & Fofana (or cheaper)

    or

    B) Jota & Dias / Cancelo

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I love grealish. But out of those 2 B is definitely better

    2. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B for me. Two players I'd want to start vs 1, but it likely depends on the rest of your team.

      1. Purse83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Team is:

        Martinez Steer

        Chilwell Zouma Coufal Mitchell Dunne

        Bruno KDB Son Barkley Podence

        Vardy DCL Bamford

  6. POTATO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which player have you unwillingly stuck with the longest, unable to transfer out due to more pressing transfer needs?

    For me it's (Podence). Had since GW3 - would like to replace with a 4.5M or 4.9M if sticking with four man midfield. Or maybe upgrade to five man midfield with a 4.5M benched striker.

    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]

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I've been stuck with mat Ryan since gw 3... worst decision ever not picking Mccarthy or martinez. And its never worth a transfer for a gk, so I'm still stuck with him..

      Soucek is a great option for 4.9 on the bench, or just go 4.5 and use extra funds. Dont need front 8

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mitrovic, been trying to offload him for ages!!

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yes, I took a hit to get Watkins a while ago after Mitro's penalty miss upset my mental health.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          You saved yourself some more pain, benching then on the pitch for a pen and doesn't take it, being that it was missed hopefully he is back on them as I don't think I will have the chance to get rid this week either.

  7. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Team below without hits. Would you do Kane to Vardy -4? to captain Party?

    Martinez
    Dias Robbo Chilwell
    Jota Grealish Bruno Ziyech Son
    Kane DCL
    Brewster Mitchell Lamptey

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I was going to do it, but now I am not quite as confident tbh

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Tough one. I took the hit as I was doing Wilson > Vardy but not too sure about losing Kane. Would probably hold.

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bit risky without Salah but least you have Jota, hopefully he starts for you

  8. yLLacs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Please tear my Wildcard team apart:

    Mccarthy 4.0
    Dias Chilwell Justin KWP Mitchell
    KDB Salah Ziyech Jota Soucek
    Vardy DCL Watkins

    Bare in mind i am losing value getting rid of Son and Kane..

    Thoughts appreciated.

    1. yLLacs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thinking of changing this up to accommodate Bruno

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      think its great. Not sure I rate Ziyech so much now would be tempted to do Salah to Sterling for this week too

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah I’d be hesitant in getting rid of Son particularly, otherwise all good picks. Guess KDB is easily downgradeable if his form doesn’t pick up soon.

  9. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Jesus or Kun for next 3GWs

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Neither at this point in time. Go with the safer option, i.e. KDB/Sterling.

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        This

  10. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    GTG? Willing to take a hit for the right player.

    Martinez
    KWP, Chilwell, Cresswell
    KDB, Grealish, Jota, Son
    Vardy(c), Kane, DCL

    Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Lamptey, Stephens
    0 FT, 0.5 ITB

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Really nice team

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks!

  11. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who is the best Saiss replacement guys ?

    A) Coufal
    B) Justin
    C) Kwp
    D) Kilman

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B short term, C long term.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

    3. AF90
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

  12. cutch
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What are the chances of Castagne coming back this GW?

  13. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    (A) Zaha > Jota
    (B) Kane + Zaha > Bamford + Salah/De Bruyne (-4)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Or (C) Kane + Zaha > Vardy + Jota?

  14. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So with liverpool losing ytd, does that stop you from bringing salah or?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No, why? Wasn’t a full strength pool side, and Brighton aren’t Atalanta. I expect pool to kill Brighton

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sorry atalanta is a good team than brighton please

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          But i also hoping salah to score

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Huh?

          1. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ignore me, so hows ur team!

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Hehe. Team is in decent shape, need to make few tweaks though, thinking of doing Rash > Salah & Kane > Vardy, keeping Son.

              Martinez
              Chillwell - Cancelo - James
              Soucek - Rashford - Bruno - Son - Ziyech
              Kane - DCL

              Forster: Brewster: Dunne: Mitchell
              3.3m itb

              Failing the above, upgrade my bench.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Liverpool reserves result doesn't really mean much for Saturday. More worried about the fact we don't really play well on Saturday mornings even when rested!

  15. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who to SELL for Vardy?

    A. Kane
    B. Werner

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Of course werner. Such a wasteful guy

    3. Ronny Sandstone
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Werner

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B

    5. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bee

  16. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Zaha + Kane > KDB + Bamford
    Yaaaay
    Nope

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  17. baines is god
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling or KDB??

    How likely is Sterling to start on saturday?

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Almost certain I’d say. With players complaining of fatigue he’s relatively fresh. Form is the issue. Sounded like he was playing well but I’ve seen comments that he was not up to top form this evening

      1. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        only thought Torres might have the left wing position nailed down cus of his recent form

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Good point. I just don’t think he’d miss a fresh Sterling. I think Sterling can play on the right if he wants to play both?

  18. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which manc defenders is most nailed on now?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maguire, Telles

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Manc not Trafford!

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      WB and Maguire

    3. Kvothe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Lol, Laporte

    4. momomaimai
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Dias

  19. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Really need some advice:

    A) Zaha > Jota
    B) Brewster, Saiss > Vardy, Neco (-4)
    C) Neither

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Neco is waste of a Liverpool spot

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        5th defender. I only have Robbo, so not sure I will need 3 spots.

    3. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

  20. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who would you rather sell to free up funds for Salah?

    A) Ziyech
    B) Son

    Jota is the replacement

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Tough one, but B if you have Kane. Fixtures are better for Chelsea

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      That is tough, probably Ziyech but would want to keep both so much.
      Wait, Jota is the replacement? But you want Salah?

    4. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Probably Ziyech, as I know from experience what has happened this season after selling Son (twice)

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Same haha

  21. AF90
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else thinking captain Vardy GW10, KDB GW11, Salah GW12 all vs Fulham?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Was my initial plan but as I would only want Vardy short term, I think I am just going to punt on a fresh KDB

      1. AF90
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        The fact he had a rest is really tempting me! I haven't done Kane -> Vardy yet but need to do it to free some funds up to get Salah back GW12!

      2. Kvothe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Same here.

    2. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I am. Doesn't look bad does it?

    3. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Just realized I captained DCL against a certain London outfit last week. Worked that time.

  22. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Get Whom Bamford or Watkins ?

    1. AF90
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford, expect him to score vs Everton

      1. GREEN JUMPERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Bamford

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        If he doesn’t score, he’ll at least hit the post

  23. GREEN JUMPERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    A) Zaha to KDB -4
    B) Play Bowen (and captain Vardy)

  24. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sorry to ask another, but does this make sense?
    Zaha, Saiss > Salah, KWP (-4) ?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Or could do :
      Kane , Zaha > Vardy, Salah (-4)

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Later looks nice

  25. Nightrain_
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Does Mitchell already lost his spot ?
    I wonder for -4, is it worth to trade him for MCI def ? Cancelo looks good but with Mendy back, is Dias the best nailed option ?
    Cheers

  26. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Saiss is going to drop tonight and I’ll lose 0.1... should I do Saiss >> Cancelo / Dias now or wait ?

    1. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Probably should do it. I'm in the same boat

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who you gonna go for?

        1. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Cancelo. But watch for my post question coming up...

  27. jernej93
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    1.) Jota, Kane, Robertson

    or

    2.) Fernandes, Werner, Lewis

    1. Jolly Good
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Lewis?

      1. jernej93
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheapest nailed defender, Newcastle with good run of fixtures and he wouldn't be playing week and week out ... Just budget enabler 🙂

  28. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Play
    a) Jiminez (vs Arsenal)
    b) Brewster (vs WBA)
    c) Jota (vs Brighton) - 4pts

    I feel like Jiminez > Brewster despite Brewsters better fixture

    Not sure of Jota for a hit ..

    1. jernej93
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think Jota will be nailed for short term 🙂 I can see Lpool playing 4-2-3-1 with so many injuries in midfield ..

  29. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kane is currently the second most sold FWD after the flagged Wilson.

    What am i missing? Isnt he the joint top fpl scorer of the season so far.

    1. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      sshhhh

      I think people are too caught up in fixtures

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Depending on team make-up, premium players are there to be captained. I don't think Kane is being offloaded because anyone thinks he's rubbish (he's not), but because the funds freed up can be used more efficiently in team balance.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      fixtures

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He scored points against both manchester clubs this season.

        Surely fixtures isn't a problem for him no?

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Many kids are selling Kane for Vardy

      Vardy has Fulham and they expect a Fulham wipeout

      Not a bad idea, especially if kane is does not lose you any value.

      The chances of a Vardy brace are better than a Kane brace this week

  30. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    team linked
    Foden starting today can't be good for the weekend right...
    Flipside for Jota, he couldn't possibly start 3 games in 6 days but looks like he will start vs Brighton after being on the bench today
    Is that an easy swap or do I focus on the bigger fish?

    Want Kdb so probably for Son
    Jimenez to be downgraded - go for Bamford or wait for Antonio
    Kane to Vardy or wait for Aguero

    Just some of the dilemmas, any advice would be great - cheers
    2FT and 2.8m itb

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      *bump*