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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Cancelo looks a better bet than Castagne right? Rodgers comment doesn't seem to suggest he will definitely back to me

    Rodgers on team news: "Castagne hasn't traveled and we are monitoring him this week. Wilf Ndidi we are looking at Ukraine as a possibility for him and Soyuncu is also not far away but hasn't traveled." #LCFC

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

      correct, for now.

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

    Advice please, will return the favor!

    A. Saiss --> Cancelo (free, avoid Saiss price drop)
    B. Zaha --> Jota (free, avoid Zaha drop and Jota rise)
    C. Both (-4)

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would be tempted to do both

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

      B is better but I would be tempted by both

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think I'm doing both I think (but with Foden for Jota)

      Not that happy about Cancelo playing 90 mins today though!

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

      I hate doing -4 if not an emergency, especially due to price pressures, but in this case it is very tempting!

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

      both... but why Cancelo over Dias ?

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

        More potential goal involvement. But the potential rotation does make me nervous

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

      B. Cancelo may not be as nailed as you'd like with Mendy back, and his manager does like to rotate a bit

  3. The Littlest Robbo
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone going for Sterling over KDB

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

    -4 for Saïss to Robertson and Podence to Jota for this team? Yes or No?

    Martinez
    Robertson Cancelo Chilwell
    Bruno (c) Son Ziyech Grealish Jota
    Kane DCL

    Forster Brewster Mitchell Lamptey

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

      Yes from me but no KdB?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks. Would have liked him but Podence and Saïss had to go. Would you take another hit to get KDB over Bruno and captain him?

  5. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which option is better
    A: Pulisic and Jiminez to Vardy and Jota (-4)
    B: Pulisic and Jiminez to Salah and Wilson/Bamford (-4)
    Thx

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

    Does this look good?
    Kane, Zaha > Vardy, Salah?

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

      I'd say so

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    think Bamfords a better pick then Antonio? (when Antonio is fit, think he is back this week maybe)

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

      Antonio far better pick when fit for mine, the only question is how long will he stay fit for?

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

      Antonio is better and also on penalties if I am not mistaken? Noble is first penalty taker but he is nowhere near first team so Antonio should be their penalty taker.

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      ty

    4. Pinky Blinders
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Go with Bamford and save yourself the headaches week in and out of having to deal with his consistent injury history.

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

    Morning lads. What would you be your priority move with this team considering excellent fixtures for City and Leicester.

    I'm considering leaving Taylor and concentrating on getting KDB/Salah/Vardy

    1FT

    Ryan
    Robbo Chilwell Taylor
    Son Bruno Bowen Grealish
    Bamford Kane DCL

    Mitchell Dunne Alzate

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

      How much itb?

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

        About 2.8itb 🙂

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    Konsa, Cresswell, Chilwell
    Bruno, Son, Grealish, Zaha
    Adams, Kane, DCL
    Foster, Kilman, Saiss, Bissouma

    1FT. Pick one:
    a) just do Zaha --> Jota
    b) Zaha/Kane --> Vardy/Jota for -4
    c) Zaha/Adams --> Vardy/Jota for -4
    or any other suggestions?
    Cheers.

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

      im probs doing A

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

    Really need to decide soon before Zaha price fall. Anyone?

    A) Zaha to KDB for a -4
    B) Play Bowen (have Vardy as captain)

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

      Dont bring KDB for a hit if you are not planing to captain him 🙂 And also I think his price won't rise before this GW so you can watch City and see if their attack will really start "clicking" at those easy games ...

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

        It does make sense to be patient sometimes. Save myself that extra captaincy dilemma as well. Thanks.

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bowen to Jota?

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

        Or Zaha

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

        Got Jota already. Would do Zaha to KDB next week if I wait.

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

          I'd probs take the hit then - pretty likely it pays you back over next two, and frees up a transfer for next week

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

    Saiss >>

    1. Cancelo
    2. Dias
    3. Other (already have Robertson Chilwell Dallas Ferguson)

    Thanks guys

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

      Dias

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

      1

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

      Cancel if you have a reliable first sub!

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

    1. Jota and Davis (3rd sub)

    or

    2. Antonio/Bamford and Bissouma (2nd or 3rd sub)

  13. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    maddison punt anyone?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Too many other better mids than to be messing with maddison.

  14. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ziyech, Harrison > Torres, Jota -4?

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

      You couldn't confidently say Torres starts the next 2 could you?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Nope. I'd say 100 or so minutes from Torres vs Burnley and Fulham is enough time to rack up some points

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

          Yeah maybe, it's defo a risk but could pay off. Just think it might be better to downgrade elsewhere and get Sterling/KdB if poss

  15. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Place these moves in order?

    a) Jimmy to Bamford
    b) Jimmy to Vardy
    c) Ziyech to KDB
    d) Ziyech to Jota

    Cheers

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

      b
      a
      c
      d

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B
      A
      D
      C

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      BCDA

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

        This

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers all.

  16. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Have exact money to do Ziyech to Sterling. Worth it?

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

      Already got KDB? I'd do that for free.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yep have KDB

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I fancy the double up. I'm just deciding if I'm going to do it this week or wait to see how they play and then pull the trigger next week.

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Zaha to:

        1) Foden
        2) Mahrez
        3) Torres
        4) Jota (have Mane)

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I'm not sure I fancy any of though. Think most will say 4 followed by 1

            1. Must.Go.Faster.
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Thanks.
                Was gonna go with Torres but made last minute switch to Da Fodenator!!

                1. doher.ty
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Hope it works out for you 🙂

              • Pépé Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                4

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

              In two minds with 0.4 ITB

              Martinez
              Chillwell Cresswell Justin
              Bruno Salah Grealish Ziyech
              Vardy Watkins DCL
              (Walton, Riedeweld, Coufal, Casey)

              Temptation is:
              1. G2G
              2. Cresswell to Cancelo = 0 ITB

              1. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                2 as you have Coufal

            3. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Jota or Ziyech for the mid-term?

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

                J

              2. Pinky Blinders
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I upgraded Podence to Jota to see if Klopp sticks with the 4231

            4. doher.ty
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Few different transfer ideas:

                A) Kane, Jrod, and Jimmy out for Vardy, Sterling, and Brewster -4
                B) Jimmy and Jrod out for Sterling and Brewster
                C) Kane to Vardy

                Already own Kdb

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

                  A-worst idea i've ever heard

                  B feasible

                  C probs the correct move

                  1. doher.ty
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Lol Why is A so bad?

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

                  KDBor Sterling

                  1. Luton_Fan
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Got sterling and was thinking of selling to kdb 🙂

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

                  Risers: Jota (6.7) Digne (6.2)

                  Fallers: Zaha (7.3) Saka (5.2) Saïss (5.1) Hendrick (4.8)

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

                    Just got Jota in 🙂

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      expensive bench fodder ? 😉

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

                    Cheers RB

                  3. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Cheers Ragabolly!

                  4. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Why Saiss...why couldn't you wait until next week

                  5. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Thanks Ragabot.

                    Not sure that 6.2 is justified for Digne while Everton's defence is so leaky. But if they ever tighten up, he'd go straight to the top of my wishlist...

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

                  Will Rodgers have a press conference before Fridays deadline :/? Want Castagne, might have to settle for Justin for now.

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

                  I presume there's little to no chance Mitchell will get his place back?

                  1. Pinky Blinders
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Would love to know this as well, but seems like he’s now on the outside looking in

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

                    No chance, unless PVA gets injured.

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

                  missed the price changes, didnt want to rush it

                  lost 0.1 on saiss, oh well

                  2 more days to dwell on whether to go Cancelo or Dias

                  1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Be careful on deadline this gw

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

                    1 more day.

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

                    Dias

                7. Scratch
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Tempted to captain KDB this week but it just has to be Vardy, right?

                  1. doher.ty
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      I think so - Burnley have Mee and Tar back. Not saying they will keep City out but it's certainly more difficult than it would have been a few weeks back.

                  2. Luton_Fan
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Took too long to make mind up and jota went up noooooo

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

                      Not exactly expensive though is he, unless limited or like for like funds available

                  3. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    1ft
                    Martinez
                    Robbo James Bellerin
                    Bruno Son Foden Soucek
                    Kane DCL Werner

                    Forster Podence Taylor Mitchell

                    1) Foden to Jota (no city)
                    2) Podence > Jota
                    3) kane + Son > Vardy + Kdb(c) -4

                    2 seems logical but Foden won't start.

                    Thanks.

                    1. Joggers Nipple
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Prob 1

                      Kane or Werner down and Foden to KDB might interest me

                  4. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Removing Kane week 1 and getting him back so late has cost me because now I can't afford Cancelo 🙁

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

                      Gonna have to sell Grealish 🙁 noooo

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

                    Martinez Darlow
                    Zouma Mitchell Chilwell Cresswell Saiss
                    Grealish Zaha Bruno Son Fornals
                    DCL Kane Watkins

                    .4 itb and 1FT

                    A) Zaha, Kane >> Bamford, KDB -4 (then Fornals >> Jota next week)
                    B) Zaha, Kane >> Bamford, Salah -4
                    C) Kane >> Vardy

                    Quite like Bamford against the Everton defence as a rep for Zaha
                    But struggling over Salah, KDB or Vardy. Thought KDB unlucky v Tottenham.

                    1. Pinky Blinders
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Just go Zaha to Jota no hit

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

                        And this time actually posting this in the reply!

                        Thanks, obv choice I guess. But feel exposed having Son&Kane vs Chilwell&Zouma on a hard fixture but few of City/Leicester/Liverpool on their ‘easy’ runs. My 1st season so unsure about when a hit is a good choice? Many thanks.

                        1. Pinky Blinders
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Hit philosophy is it’s own channel in FPL depending on your play style, but since you’re starting out, I would recommend avoiding them unless you know a player is not going to be playing due to injury or lost place in the starting 11. FOMO is the hardest thing to overcome when you’re new and not clear on your blind spots yet, so best bet is to try to play with an assumption that you only have 1 or 2 transfers if you saved one and hits don’t exist. I think that teaches you proper forward planning, which really starts to open up your game strategies. Hope this helps!

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

                            Thanks Pink -certainly does. Took a hit last week to bring in Bruno (as Captain)&Grealish for Salah (covid)&Joringo(rota) was a net 19pt increase so figured it might be viable play from time to time. My long term planning (to GW15) included Zaha for the next 2 and Salah throughout. That didn't work out so good

                          2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              I wish I read this at the start. This is my first season and I've spent close to 200 points on hits