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The best Man City players for appealing fixtures after 5-0 win over Burnley

Man City 5-0 Burnley

  • Goals: Riyad Mahrez x3 (£8.2m), Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m), Ferran Torres (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne x2 (£11.6m), Kyle Walker (£6.2m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m), Phil Foden (£6.5m)
  • Bonus points: Mahrez x3, B Mendy x2, De Bruyne x1, Walker x1

KDBACK

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and his Manchester City colleagues sent an emphatic statement to Fantasy Premier League managers in their 5-0 win over Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

This was the first fixture of an appealing run for Pep Guardiola’s men which continues with Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle all set to visit the Etihad Stadium between now and Gameweek 15.

And it appears that Manchester City have hit top gear just in time as their win over Burnley was the first time since Gameweek 2 that they scored more than twice in a match, while De Bruyne registered his first double-digit haul since that trip to Wolves.

He provided two assists in the rout but could have come away with more, nearly lobbing Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.0m) before striking the post in stoppage time.

Following a much-needed midweek rest, the Belgian is the clear favourite to snap up for reliable starts from Gameweek 11 onwards, especially considering he is already the most popular Manchester City asset (19%).

However, it is still worth noting how much of a differential De Bruyne actually is compared to other similarly-priced midfielders, a strange concept indeed.

At the time of writing, Diogo Jota (22.8%), James Rodríguez (28.3%), Mohamed Salah (29.6%), Bruno Fernandes (37.6%), Jack Grealish (41.8%) and Son Heung-min (57.6%) all sit in more teams than De Bruyne, none of which can offer the same level of appealing fixtures in the next four or five Gameweeks.

Considering Manchester City host Fulham next time out, De Bruyne is sure to be a popular captain option for Gameweek 11 and that alone could be enough to force the hands of those without his services.

TEXTBOOK ROULETTE

De Bruyne’s credentials for the coming weeks are arguably boosted when we consider who the alternatives are for Fantasy investment.

For the fourth time in seven meetings with Burnley, Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) was named on the bench and, even though he stayed there throughout Saturday’s match and is theoretically more likely to start against Fulham, Gameweek 10 will not have helped Fantasy managers trust the Englishman.

Meanwhile, a hat-trick for Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) is sure to take the national headlines but even FPL newcomers will know the Algerian is a poisoned chalice of Fantasy points.

The former Leicester man was brilliant against Burnley, thoroughly deserving of a 21-point haul but it was the first time he had not blanked since Gameweek 3. Furthermore, Mahrez has completed 90 minutes just once in the last four Gameweeks.

Still, Guardiola used his performance to send a warning to his other attacking players.

“Of course it can help us, especially for Riyad. For the other ones, Gabriel has to score goals, the others have to score goals, Sterling when he plays has to score goals. They haven’t scored much and have to score goals. That is the reason why they are here and play up front.” – Pep Guardiola

Looking for a cheaper alternative is also a risky manoeuvre right now, when we consider that Phil Foden (£6.5m) has started one Premier League match since Gameweek 5.

While benchings sometimes indicate a start in the next match is incoming, a string of five in a row is certainly enough to mistrust the England international as a reliable option for Fulham’s trip to the Etihad Stadium next time out.

By comparison, Ferran Torres (£6.9m) has now started the last four in a row, finally delivering on his promise and getting a first Premier League goal.

Still, if Sterling is to come in for Gameweek 11, it would mean dropping one of either the Spaniard or Mahrez. Guardiola will not be swayed by the Algerian’s hat-trick, you would imagine but predicting who that might be might be too much for anyone considering Torres, even if his minutes were managed in Gameweek 10, replaced by Foden in the 67th minute.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m), who has two attacking returns in his last three, completing 90 minutes consistently since Gameweek 8, might benefit from Sergio Aguero‘s (£10.3m) injury situation for maybe one more week.

The Argentinian missed the meeting with Burnley and does not sound ready to make an immediate return although Guardiola insists he is not injured.

“It’s not dangerous. Not injury. The reaction sometimes the knee, swollen. Hopefully tomorrow he can come back to training.” – Pep Guardiola

JOÃO CANCELLED?

Among those rotated out of the starting line-up was João Cancelo (£5.6m), who proved popular with Wildcarders inside the top 10,000 FPL managers for Gameweek 10.

With Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) featuring in midweek, it had been thought that Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) might come in for Cancelo, if he were to be benched, but the Frenchman was chosen for a second consecutive start in all competitions.

Interestingly, Cancelo stayed on the bench for the duration as Mendy was handed a rare 90-minute outing, in which he scored his first goal of the season.

Owners of the Portuguese full-back will likely wait in worry for Manchester City’s next Champions League line-up and Guardiola’s next press conference.

Selling one of their defenders ahead of a match-up with Fulham will take nerves of steel but it seems unlikely that we will be handed concrete clues about left-back selection, as is usually the case with Guardiola, who has already put out one ominous quote regarding Mendy.

“(Asked about Mendy’s goal) It is important for our people to score goals. If they score goals, they have more chance to keep playing.” – Pep Guardiola

Perhaps the real winner among Manchester City defenders in Gameweek 10 was Rúben Dias (£5.6m) who has now started each of the last seven Premier League matches and even had his minutes managed against Burnley, coming off after 69 minutes to bank a clean sheet before his colleagues did.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Mendy, Stones, Dias (Garcia 70′), Walker; Gundogan, Rodrigo (Fernandinho 46′), De Bruyne; Torres (Foden 67′), Jesus, Mahrez.

Burnley XI (4-3-3): Peacock-Farrell; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Benson, Westwood; Rodriguez, Wood, A Barnes.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Who knows what this GW will bring but... This looks like it could be a hold for GW11 barring any injuries/ covid. Agree?

    1FT 0.5itb
    Martinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, KWP
    Bruno, KDB, Ziyech, Grealish
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford
    (Forster) (Cresswell, Stephens, Branthwaite)

    Plan would be to bring Salah in for Bruno in GW12, funded by either DCL > Wilson/ Watkins or Ziyech > Jota for free with 2FT.

    Cheers

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Agree, hold!

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers mate. Will be nice to hopefully roll for once

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Agree with the proposed moves (with Z to J)

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate. Jota doesn’t look like stopping!

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hold and plan looks good

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers. Wish I hadn’t gone for Friday night madness in ditching both Kane and Son but hopefully it works out long term!

    4. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ziyech offers incredible value at 8.0

  2. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Considering Grealish and Jimenez to De Bruyne and Bamford/Wilson for a hit this week. Next week Foden becomes Jota for the Fulham game. Seem like a reasonable plan?

    Current team is:

    Martinez, Button
    Dias, Chilwell, Cresswell, Lamptey, Mitchell
    Salah, Ziyech, Grealish, Foden, Anguissa
    Calvert-Lewin, Vardy, Jimenez

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Would do it

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Like the sound of it tbh

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks guys.

  3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is Nathaniel nailed in Liv D vs Fulham? What do you think? Read somewhere that he's not registered for UCL

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn’t go there personally

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Who to loose to get KDB?

    A) Salah (free)
    B) Bruno (-4)
    C)Kane (-4)

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      D) None

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Should really have a city attacker for FUL...

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          A then

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      C

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Difficult one. I considered doing a straight swap with Salah but I'd have to consider a straight swap back because Liverpool have Fulham next. That's why I'm looking at a hit and moving Grealish instead.

      Of those options I'd probably just toss a coin between B and C.

    5. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B for me

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      See how matches go today but if you have to then maybe C

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks!

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    It’s only my 2nd season, started playing properly about half way through the last and finished around 800k

    I’m shamefully currently ranked about 3.5m, is my goal of finishing better than last season still realistic ?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Very

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Easily

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      U can jump a million ranks probably by only 1 amazing week. So its still easy to beat

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Of course mate. Especially if you largely follow template moves, at some point you will shoot up

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes easily. For example I was 1.8m 2 weeks ago. Currently 830k with 6 and Capt left to play.

      Couple of good weeks and you'll be back inside top 1m.

      Top 100k achievable by season end.

    6. Im New Here
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah there's a long way to go. The lower you are, the quicker you'll increase rank after a good GW

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You can beat that rank in 5 weeks lmao, easily possible mate.

    7. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      What to do here? The knee jerk move of Rodriguez to Jota is tempting but Burnley next so save is another option.

      Martinez
      Dias, Mings, Cresswell
      Bruno, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish
      Kane, Vardy, DCL

      Forster, Amartey, Ferguson, James

      My bench is horrific

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Do it

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Keep, Think Everton and Hamez will be back free scoring next week

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Well here I am, proof that I don't only sing when I'm winning.

      Awful transfers this week. Sterling + Cancelo in for hits. Tried to chase the upside and it hasn't worked. But I think I'm likely to stick with them one more week anyway. The fixture is too good, Pep rotation too unpredictable.

      I brought them in to chase a big double digit score for BUR FUL, and I think that's still possible. One more week. Sterling probably goes either way for Salah, but Cancelo stays if he gets back in the side.

      Plan is to roll FT this week and get Salah back for 12. Always good to not make any transfers after having a big fail of a week to reset.

      What are other Sterling/Cancelo owners planning to do?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Not an owner but I would definitely keep both for next week. Problem is if Cancelo plays v Porto away and Mendy is rested for FUL.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah but UCL doesn't actually tell us much. If Mendy plays he could be just straight up first choice and getting game time. If he doesn't, he could be rested.

          There's no guessing Pep Roulette. We don't know how the players are training and how Pep wants to use them. It's not so simple as... he's rested midweek, he plays at the weekend or vice versa.

          I think I'm just gonna keep both. I have Lamptey first sub back this week so he can cover one absence.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            it will if Cancelo plays the full 90 mins v Porto away, he's not starting v Fulham imo

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Well, currently sitting on Salah+Sterling. KDB is an absolute must to me this week and will come in no matter what. So the question is, for who?

        Salah has Wolves (H). Poor fixture but will 100% be my captain next GW vs Fulham. So that has to be accounted for.

        Sterling has Fulham (H). The upside is so high here but the issue is the chances of him starting. If he does start, that's hat-trick territory. If he doesn't, well it's not like Salah's chances of hauling are high either but it will cost me a FT next GW, possibly force a -4. So I think I'll keep but the CL game will be vital to my final decision.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Got the the same question ... at the moment Son > KDB for free

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah try and figure out if he'll play or not. If you think it's lower than 60% chance, I'd lean towards getting rid for KdB in a straight swap.

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Def have to own it and stick.

        I’m likely to have a similar situation later when Kane and/ or Son haul again after I took both out .... have to just lie in the bed I made!

      4. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        See what happens midweek

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I talked about this, I don't think midweek tells us anything.

          If Mendy plays is it good or bad? He could just be straight up first choice and getting game time. If he doesn't play, he's being rested for the weekend? We just don't know.

          Obviously I'm gonna sit until Friday injury news, but other than that, the midweek lineup won't tell us much of anything.

          I don't think many people thought Torres and Mahrez were gonna be the starting wide forwards this week. Torres especially didn't play a single minute midweek.

      5. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        They are shitting their pants

      6. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Keep

      7. davidfromkent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I also bought Sterling in for my second 4 point hit of the season, for the same reasons as you i plan to keep for GW11 banking 2 transfers and transfer out for Salah GW12, however if he scores well i would keep and likely move Cancelo on with one of my 2 transfers in GW11 and bring in Robertson/TAA(if fit) as i have just got the funds to do that. I already have Jota from GW8 wildcard so i have Liverpool attacking coverage.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I think this game has sealed Sterling's fate. Even if he scores a hat-trick vs FUL I'm still gonna get rid. I have KdB already, he's not nailed on, Salah is a priority for the Fulham game and I have no other player I'd rather use to fund it seeing as my midfield is Sterling, KdB, Son, Grealish, Jota.

          1. davidfromkent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Lol that's my midfield too, my plan was always to bring Salah in for the Fulham game, maybe I should just stick with it

    9. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      It is crazy that we are all currently being beaten by a guy who went with Matip, Nkounkou, Brewster, Justin and double city defense on Wild Card...

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        The only bad pick there is Matip.

        Brewster and Nkoukou are fodder and double City defense at least makes sense on paper.

        1. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not sure you can have that much fodder if playing Pep Roulette and selecting Matip... and then choosing Justin with Pereira back in training... you do need 3 nailed on defenders each week surely

          1. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            In fairness, Justin probably good for the 3 plumb fixtures and worth having on that basis

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think Justin might be more nailed than he first appears to be.

            1. davidfromkent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I am holding onto Justin as Pereira is apparently 2-3 weeks away and will likely be initially used as a sub to build match fitness.

    10. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Best way to get KDB?

      A Son or Bruno -> KDB
      B Robbo/Podence -> KWP/KDB -4

      Martinez
      Chilwell Zouma Robbo
      Bruno Son Grealish Jota
      DCL Kane Bamford

      Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ask after MU match?

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Access games & mid week, he cannot keep playing 90 through these fixtures too valuable

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        B

    11. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Perhaps I should complete my road to insanity and captain Sterling next GW.

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        At least there's a group hug for consolation

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You're braver than me.

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I guess the law of averages is on your side. He is massively overdue a haul.

    12. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Will Justin play tomorrow?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

        1. CrouchDown
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers. Pereira not back so?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        100%. Castagne is going to miss out again so even if Pereira miraculous Y played (he won't), Justin would still start.

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers, Brend.

    13. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Anyone else think Jesus could end up first choice this season?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hasnt he been for the last two years? Unless you mean play every game first chouce, then no, never.

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not sure. Hasn't Kun started the majority when got over last year or two?

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        If Kun doesn't show any form and start scoring, yes.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Perhaps unlikely, but possible.

    14. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      When do we reckon DCL will start getting service from at least one wing again?

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Change of formation to try and and stop shipping goals has definitely blunted their attack

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I'm more concerned that Digne and Coleman have got a lot of the DCL assists

          1. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah, James has been less effective when more central

    15. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sheff Utd are doomed aren’t they?

      In hindsight putting all their hopes of ever scoring a goal again on a highly over priced Brewster was a massive mistake.

      Brewster looks completely lost (and of course he would be, he is very young, ridiculous price tag and knows he has been brought in with the expectation of single handedly keeping Sheff Utd up having never started a premier league game before.

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Would help if they started him

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not easy for youth team players to fit in with SHU's overlapping centre half system. Ampadu has had similar problems. Tough experienced pros think they can sort it, but failed badly so far.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thats not fair. All hope was put on Ramsdale

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          To be fair Ramsdale probably has a bigger xG then most of the Sheff Utd outfield players

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Would be a good joke if not for the fact Sheffield United have an okay enough xG - it's just that the players aren't converting based on it.

            Post two comments down showing how they're underperforming rather than not getting the chances full-stop.

    16. The Mighty I
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Early thoughts on this? I could save the transfer thus giving me 2 FT ahead of GW12?
      Alternatively, I could be aggressive and either move to get a City defender or potentially Mahrez?

      1FT 2.8 banked

      Martinez Steele
      Chilwell Lamptey Masuaku Kilman Konsa
      KdB Fernandes Ziyech Jota Bissouma
      Vardy DCL Bamford

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Nice, save

        1. The Mighty I
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers

    17. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Sheffield United have scored just four goals from 12.42(xG) this season.

      An underperformance of 8.42.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        They are awful - just seen Badocks miss - deary me

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          No O'Connell, no Henderson, 25M on an unproven kid like Brewster, it's has been a disaster.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Crazy how they somehow managed to not score yesterday, was genuinely harder to miss with some of the chances they had

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        They need to make the system work so that Brewster's xG becomes higher and problem perhaps partly solved. His shots at least looked okayish.

    18. dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Is it worth to use my transfer to change cancelo to diaz ?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm hesitant on considering Dias nailed. He could be, based on Pep's comments. I think there's a case for him being nailed and not nailed, John Stones the main factor here. He has been impressive this season.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Rarely worth kneenerking City players. No clearer now than last week so I fail to see why tou think you will make a better decision

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm giving him one more week then shipping for Dallas.

    19. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      "With Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) featuring in midweek, it had been thought that Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) might come in for Cancelo, if he were to be benched, but the Frenchman was chosen for a second consecutive start in all competitions."

      We? I saw the Mendy substitution mid-week as rest for yesterday's game. If Zinchenko was likely to play, Mendy would surely have been more likely to get the full 90.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        There is no 'we' in that sentence

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          "it had been thought" was not by a collective then?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No reference to whom. That just means at least one person had thought it

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              If you're using "it had been thought" you are very clearly wanting to make it sound like it wasn't just one individual 😆

              Let's not forget how to read intent.

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Its just Munday referring to himself in third person. Nothing new, its his journalistic style to exaggerate everything

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Correct! 😉

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Assumptions make an ass out you and munday

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Just read team news and count 1+1 to find out who thought what.

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Have to admit, I really didn't.

        After so long out with injury, I would never have predicted 90mins for him yesterday

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Where's the we?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          See above. Not exact word but the usage of another phrase indicates it.

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm not surprised that Mendy started. Him scoring a goal and playing well doesn't help either.

      5. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        "I saw the Mendy substitution mid-week as rest for yesterday's game"

        It was, but I didn't have guts to transfer him in. Instead decided just not transfer Cancelo in and play Targett to have more funds in the midfield.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah. I would never have advocated bringing in Mendy, but that's due to his price, only recent return, and his injury history. (Christmas schedule not helping.)

          I started the week looking at doing R. James > Cancelo (have double Chelsea defense, looking to diversify a tad now easier fixtures over), but UCL changed my mind.

    20. Bakibaki
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hi guys, need your advice on next GW .
      Who would you leave on bench out of these 7 guys?
      Mahrez(Ful), Son(Ars), JRod,DCL(Bur), Bruno(Whu), Zaha(Wba), Vardi(Shu), Watkins(New).

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Wilf

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          West Brom though. Should be back by then and that's major haul territory.

        2. Bakibaki
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If he is healthy, i kinda want him to stay in team aganist wba, but him missing gw11 would make it easier forming a team. Tnx

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Watkins

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Just saw JRod. Probably him.

      3. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Watkins unless Barkley back. Villa didn't look half as threatening without him last week.

        1. Bakibaki
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          He was also my pick to stay on bench, tnx for the villa info, didnt watch their games lately

    21. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Eden Hazard is injured again. Unbelievable. Fallen off the face of the earth since leaving Chelsea.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Overrated

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'd say we're laughing our way to the bank, but truly we are all just disappointed for him. Most of us would still have him back in a heartbeat.

        ... not for 100 mil though 😆

    22. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hey guys,
      Only ways of getting kdb in are :
      A) Mané to kdb
      B) Kane and grealish to kdb and Wilson/antonio
      C) wildcard
      Not keen on B as both have good fixtures this week.
      Mccarthy button
      Chilwell James dias ayling mitchell
      Mané Bruno grealish jota soucek
      Kane DCL Bamford

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A for me

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers guys. Think it seems sensible.
        Just then have to figure out how to get Salah in the week after!

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That's a tricky one. Sacrifice one of Bruno or KDB and keep Kane imo.

    23. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      salah or bruno to kdb or mahrez

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Wouldn’t loose any of these, especially not for Mahrez.

        But Bruno to KDB

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          thanks, shall i do bamford to wilson to for a -4?

    24. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Folks, original plan was Son > KDB [C] then KDB > Salah [C] GW12. Now thinking an option of directly Son > Salah and ignore KDB saving 1FT for taking care of defence, any thoughts?
      A. KDB then Salah
      B. Directly Salah

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Who are your captaincy options next week?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Salah/KDB Vardy Bruno

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Vardy will probably do well next week but Fulham is too appealing so A.

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        In s similar dilemma myself. Right now I would say A because or Fulham (C).

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          *Because of

    25. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Is Mahrez a trap?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Think this week was the week to have him

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He's the same as last year. When he plays he can get 15+ points. But he will also put up a few 1s. You need nerve to hold on to him through the benchings but after it all, he'll probably still make it to 150+ points so at 8.2m will probably be decent enough value.

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I prefer Torres for almost 1.5m cheaper

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Probably yes

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Feels like chasing points but he could still be great. His PPM last season was excellent and he has started performing, Pep does like to use him against deep defenses. A hat-trick can only benefit his chances though of course he's not nailed. If you have the stomach to set and forget him from now to GW22, he'll probably prove good value.

      6. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks all. If he sits midweek, he might be worth a punt...

    26. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I need Bruno to save my season!

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        he will. fingers crossed

    27. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Heavy on Liv and Bruno for the festive period locked in

      https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55071938

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Spurs not bad either. Kane and/or Son are must. City players will go IMO

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Four absolutely beautiful fixtures, Spurs love Christmas and Son/Kane as good as nailed as can be

          Absolute madness taking them out when they're in good form only to put them back in again, waste 4FTs, neglect your team and potentially actually come off worse.

          People went mad this season

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Azpi gametime incoming 😀

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Most probably. Giroud too.

    28. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Is Dias really worth the extra 1mil over some decent enablers like Dallas, Vestergaard, Lewis?

      Was all set to move for him this week ahead of Fulham, but is there better value to be had elsewhere? Or is the outlay worth the safe 6 points every week?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        If he's really nailed at that price, it can't be bad imo. City kept the most clean sheets last year and I think they will have the best defense again this year.

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          and those fixtures, oh my. I plan to downgrade Robbo or upgrade Justin after he looses his place to Dias

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Downgrade Robbo? I'm considering bringing him in though yesterday's display did put me off.

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              their defense has been terrible . money better spent on Dias or Leeds defenders . there are so many heavy hitters that i want

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 29 days ago

                I’m also pretty keen on Dallas over the Chelsea fixture.

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 29 days ago

                That's fair. Dallas especially is appealing.

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I suppose it’s one less transfer to make over the next block of good City fixtures, instead of swapping between 4.5mil options.

    29. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Finally finished! Can I get a RMT?

      https://i.imgur.com/E9kMLME.jpg

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        10/10 Essential

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        more flash needed 🙂

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Lights didn't come out well on the camera. Need more coloured ones though...

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Its not even december. What happened to the tinsel near the top?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          There's red there. Needs more silver...

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        That's was clever, I laughed.

      5. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        No Jesus?

        Some would say a big omission

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          This

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I wouldn't. I suppose I could get a Dawkins ornament to stick at the top...

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            That was an FPL joke (City striker)

            An Aguero ornament would be the one for me 🙂

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Oh 😆

      6. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Classic CM01/02 formation.

        10/10

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ha, I get it 🙂

      7. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Not like you to make early moves is it?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It's December on Tuesday!

          No time midweek.

    30. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      vardy v fulham? what could go wrong

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A lot.

        But it won't.

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You’ll be fine as long as he gets a couple of penalties

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          ohhh danish friends

    31. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Anyone else slightly concerned that a large chunk of Grealish’s points have come from just two games where Barkley was also heavily involved? Feels like Villa are losing a bit of their shine and I’m regretting having 3x of their players when shiny new toys with more consistency like Jota are tempting.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Grealish is the talisman - he is absolute rock solid pick at the price

        Obviously if Jota is expected to get good minutes regularly then he is potentially the best value player in the game

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        No.

        Grealish scored over 150 points last year with a bunch of even worse players. He still has Watkins to feed him and to take the chances he creates compared to Samatta last year...