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Werner, Son and Kane kept quiet as FPL’s two best defences impress again

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Bonus Points: Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) x3, Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) x2, Reece James (£5.1m) x1

If Premier League title crusades are built on the foundations of a rock-solid defence, then the dark horses of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur underscored their credentials in a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Owners of the attacking assets on show were forced to swallow rare blanks as the two backlines came out on top in a match that had little goalmouth action but plenty to dissect.

Frank Lampard summarised the game and the tentative approaches of the two managers perfectly:

It’s difficult to play against Tottenham when they defend in a low, central block. You have to try and go round them, and it’s not easy whilst making sure you don’t allow counter-attacking transition.

SITTING ON DEFENCE

Of the eight Gameweek 10 fixtures to be contested so far, this one had the fewest number of efforts on target (four) and the lowest expected goals (xG) total.

Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) was only extended once by a Serge Aurier (£5.2m) shot, while Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) collected maximum bonus points with the minimum of fuss, with just one of his three saves, from a long-distance Mason Mount (£6.8m) effort, causing him much concern.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) failed to register a shot in the box between them, while Timo Werner‘s (£9.5m) only chance of note was flagged for offside.

But rather than bemoan the blanks of the attackers, let’s celebrate the achievements of the respective backlines.

They are, quite simply, the two best defences in the Premier League on current form: Chelsea with the most clean sheets (five), Spurs with the fewest goals conceded (nine).

The improvements on last season, when both defences were ropey to say the least, is marked.

For Chelsea, it’s been about savvy investment in defence, the acquisition of a competent goalkeeper and, latterly, the deployment of a system that gets the best out of N’Golo Kante (£4.9m).

As for Spurs, they too have benefitted from summer transfer activity in the form of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m).

But 80% of their five-strong backline (including Lloris) in the win over Manchester City last weekend were here in 2019/20 and it’s perhaps more that we’re starting to see the fruits of Mourinho’s labour after 12 months in charge, with the ‘Special One’ renowned for his second-season achievements.

While the two clubs’ upcoming schedules are far from straightforward, who’d back against another three to four clean sheets apiece in December?

RODON HIS LUCK

The one change to Spurs’ starting XI this week saw Joe Rodon (£5.0m) come in for the injured Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) at centre-half.

A competent debut was almost marred by mistakes in either half and, as harsh as it sounds, there was little to suggest that the Belgian won’t make an immediate return alongside Eric Dier (£4.9m) when fit.

Mourinho said of Rodon’s full Premier League debut:

I’m very happy with Joe, very happy with the profile, and to be with my amazing coaching staff – Joao [Sacramento], Ledley [King], all these guys – coaching and teaching these guys, and working with Joe has been a pleasure.

I just feel sorry he can’t play in the Europa League because it would be a great level of experience for him, and I believe the biggest game he played before this one was Championship play-offs and a Wales national team match, so I’m very pleased that he could come here and for 90 minutes he made one mistake.

Dier made more mistakes than him, especially in ball possession, so I’m very happy with my team, very happy with my guys, very happy with this mentality – that we come to Stamford Bridge, we get a point, we are top of the league, and we are not happy.

REECE’S BPS

Ben Chilwell’s (£6.1m) superb run of FPL form continued, with the left-back picking up two bonus points to maintain his average of 8.0 points per match in a Chelsea shirt.

Reece James (£5.1m) also collected a bonus point, the fifth occasion that has happened in eight league starts for the young right-back.

No Fantasy defender has more bonus points than James (nine) this season.

KANE UNABLE

Given the nature of the fixtures of the last two Gameweeks, it’s perhaps no surprise that Spurs haven’t been the free-flowing attacking unit that we saw in September and October.

Kane and Son haven’t had a single shot in the box between them since before the November international break and the former was noticeably deep again at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The England striker’s underlying numbers had been dwindling slightly anyway (six shots in the six-yard box from Gameweeks 1-5, two thereafter), with perhaps the capitulation against West Ham marking a slight shift towards the conservative in Mourinho’s approach.

We weren’t expecting goal-fests from clashes with Manchester City and Chelsea and the acid test for the likes of Kane and Son will instead be in the next two Gameweeks, with Spurs up against two shot-shy sides that will no doubt prompt a different, front-foot approach from Mourinho and allow for a touch more expansive play.

Chelsea, similarly, will expect a far more open game against Leeds United next weekend, which should allow room for Werner and Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m), both of whom were stifled against Spurs.

Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) may be edging closer to a start in that match, having marked his return from injury with a 20-minute run-out against the Lilywhites on Sunday.


Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovavic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech (Havertz 83), Abraham (Giroud 79), Werner (Pulisic 74).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son Heung-min (Moura 90), Ndombele (Lo Celso 65), Bergwijn (Davies 89); Kane;


Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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1,018 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Just watched MOTD2 having not seen any of the games yesterday, got a few questions...

    1. Why on earth was Luiz allowed to continue playing after the incident with Jiminez? Irrelevant as to whether he passed any 'tests', concussion doesn't always happen straight away, i'm simply amazed that he was allowed to continue.

    2. Bruno's assist for Cavani's first goal, not annoyed in anyway just genuinely curious as to why that was awarded as an assist? Like how does the ruling work.. It was a shot going off target, that had a big deflection, and resulted in Cavani scoring, is that actually classed as an Assist?

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Luiz not being subbed immediately was ridiculous. Arteta seemed to be covering his tracks after the game and said he was assessed at the time but I have my doubts. The Arsenal medical team seemed happy just to get the bandage on his head.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The pundits were saying that the Arsenal backroom team have experience working in some of the best Rugby backrooms etc, I'm utterly amazed that they let him carry on after that.. Blood literally seeping through his bandage!

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The big deflection was Cavani's header.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I don't think it was? It came off a defenders boot, and his shot was going off Target.. So not entirely sure how its classed as an assist!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          How much did it change the direction of the ball?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      To your question 2. Bruno's shot could be interpreted as two things:

      1. Shot on Target: In this case it counts as a deflection/block, and Cavani scored the rebound. This counts as an assist for Bruno.

      2. Shot off target/cross: In this case what matters is if the deflection/touch by the defender altered where the ball would have ended up. The ball followed more or less the same trajectory, so the defender's touch is insignificant and Bruno gets the assist.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Right okay, makes a bit more sense.. just seems like if it was a 'shot off target' that ended up as a goal as opposed to a 'cross'? Guess it does make sense..

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Just a can of worms if they try to analyze intent of the player and say stuff like "We believe it was a shot, not a cross, so its not an assist".

          I also think it was most likely a shot off target, but its impossible to know so they just use the logic of "where was the ball headed?" instead of trying to judge intent.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Good posts

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If a deflected shot thats off target counts as an assist that's ridiculous lol! I own Bruno btw but if the player in no way intends to set up another player or he shoots and it's off target that is not an assist

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          You cant know his intention. The ball would roughly have hit Cavani deflection or not so its an assist.

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            You say you can't know his intention, but let's be honest.. it's fairly obvious when a player shoots (Bruno was shooting) as opposed to trying to setup a team mate.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Im just saying they dont want to open that can of worms of determining intent.

              Another example is VVD who got an assist last year. He crossed the ball clearly and the GK hit the ball into the bar and it then dropped to another player who scored. VVD was awarded the assist because the ball was headed towards goal so they viewed it as a shot on target and therefore a blocked shot = assist. Even though anyone could see his intention was to cross.

  2. JamieC180
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    This is the most stuck I've ever been for a transfer; need KFB, but happy with my team. Any ideas?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Coufal Justin
    Salah Jota Grealish Bruno
    Wilson Kane DCL
    (Steer, Bidsoumma, Kilman, Mitchell)

    Any thoughts on who to drop?

    1. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      *KDB

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Kane + Bissouma > KdB + Fodder is the way if you really want him.

    3. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I have Salah Kdb Bruno and Grealish in a 343

      I really wanted Jota but there is no way I am dropping any of those so I think the only chance is getting Brewster and playing 352 imo

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      If u r happy with your team then you dont need KDB...

      otherwise there r only 2 choices possibly. Either bruno out or salah out with only 1FT

    5. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Missed some fairly vital info out here - 2m in bank. Thanks for suggestions though lol

    6. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Very similar set-up here. Rolling FT and then will do;

      bissouma/kane >> salah/brewster

      hate the idea of bringing in brewster to stick up my bench mind

  3. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    How is this team looking for gw11?

    Martínez
    Chilwell Cancelo Cresswell
    Grealish Bruno Jota Son
    Vardy DCL Jesus (C)

    Steer Podence Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Solid

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I used to fear Lamptey as a non-owner, but now it looks like everyone will just bury him on their bench. 🙂

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fixtures aren't the best, but he tends to return regardless. He's a great sub for the upcoming congested/rest period. Perhaps a little expensive to bring in for a bench option, but also difficult to jettison if you have him

  4. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What are people doing with Cancelo?

    If you’re replacing then who with?

    Already have Dias and Chilwell FYI.

    Appreciate the advice!

    1. Parsnips
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Waiting to see if he plays in Champions league

      • Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I also have Dias so i'm hoping for reduced mins in CL and then playing both v Fulham. Might move him on to James the week after though as i don't have a Chelsea defender at all yet.

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Holding for now, monitoring CL mins and hoping he plays. If it doesn't work out I'll move for another City def (just have Cancelo). Chelsea double def is another option, but City's fixtures are better for me

    2. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What to do with Cancelo?

      A) keep for Fulham then sell

      B) sell for Reece James, have Chillwell.

      C) sell for Diaz

      Tnks.

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Very similar to above. Tempted to see if he plays 90 mins in champions league.

        1. Ronnies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think he plays 90 in CL which worries me wether he starts Vs Fulham

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Keep for Fulham and reassess. If he plays then maybe you don't get rid and just ride with him for a bit.

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        See what happens midweek.

      4. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        More pep roulette nonsense to deal with if I keep him.

      5. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        keeping now, had a rest so could easily be back for Fulham.

        Have Coufal in reserve and at least doesnt seem to be a player to come on for cameo's

        Want to use next few transfers on Salah in for Fulham so happy to ride out for a few weeks

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hey everyone, should I log back on to gloat tonight after Vardy's first or second goal? Or wait for the hattrick?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        See you after the brace!

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I think we should start gloating right now.

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        *sigh*

      4. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Werner —> jesus worth a free transfer?

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Oops. Sorry my bad. In response to your question, I think you should not gloat

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The bigger question is how long should I wait before writing "Vardy captain fail...."

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm going to write that immediately

      6. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I’ve capped him, so I’d hold off on the celebrations if I were you.

        Blank very likely the way my season is going.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          On the plus side. Great patriots win last night

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          There's no way both our luck can change is there?

      7. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Don’t jinx it!!!

      8. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        vardy will blank tonight mark my words.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bigger priority to sell?

      A) DCL
      B) Ziyech

      Bigger priority to buy?

      1) Bamford
      2) Jota

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ziyech to Jota is what everyone's doing

      2. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        All good options in my opinion. Although Everton's fixtures do turn after Burnley.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ziyech is frustrating me a bit. Thankfully I got one of his hauls.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Both A and B have strong fixtures. 1 a bigger priority than 2.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not selling any of them this week it's for next week.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            The answer can change then.

    5. gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Two Free transfers:

      Kilman Jrod

      To

      Dallas Jota

      And bank the 0.9.

      Gtg?

      1. Mr Wolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I wouldn’t rush Kidman out after a bench cause they played 4-4-2. Maybe just JRod to Jota unless your defence is in shambles.

        1. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          *Kilman 😉

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wonder how they will line up without Jiminez for next game (or 2?)

    6. Parsnips
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Over the next 2 game weeks: Cancelo > Lewis/KWP/Lamptey
        Werner > Wilson
        Barkley > Salah

        Does that look good?

      • dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cancelo to james or diaz??

        (Have chilwell))

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Punt on Alex Telles differential.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          James is a more exciting FPL and higher ceiling. Dias the safe option. Depends on the rest of your defs and if you are willing to take the risk. I guess you are since you brought in Cancelo

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Looking forward to a Dias 15-pointer one of these days after so many managers have dismissed him as having no attacking threat. He scored two goals for Portugal during the last IB.

        3. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Think I'm going James

        4. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Dias - set and forget

      • Kroos Kontrol
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        In the 6 games Edouard Mendy has played, Chelsea have kept 5 clean sheets (only 1 goal conceded, a short corner against Sheffield United). Mendy now has the most clean sheets this season of any goalkeeper, despite missing 4 games. That stat is wild, whichever team you prefer over them (Lloris Spurs, Ederson Man City), odds are their goalkeeper has played 9-10 games; but still has fewer clean sheets.

        Mendy is not making many saves as well. On average, Mendy faces 7 shots per game, of which 1-2 are on target. The xGC of all these shots averages to be 0.5. This is well below the league average (11.7 shots, 4.1 on target, 1.35 xGC). So, he's mostly repelling whatever he faces (1 goal conceded from a total xGC of 2.9), and his defence is making sure he rarely concedes shots. Now with a 6 game sample size.

        This is Liverpool 18-19 kind of form. Given the cheap cost (no-one is above 6.0m in this defence), how settled the back 4 is looking, and each player's individual attacking threat, do people plan to double up on them?

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If cancelo benched, I’m getting rid for James

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Between James, Cancelo, Dias or Bellerin for me as Boly replacement

            1. Jack Burton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I have Bellerin wouldnt advise

          2. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I’ll do the same after i see the CL lineup. Might go Cancelo > James regardless. The roulette will be in full swing over chrismtas

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Chilwell + James for a combined 10.7M~ serving me well so far and will only continue that going further.

          BPS magnets, playing for the best defense in the league, high potential for offensive returns under a manager who wants his fullbacks to attack, it's everything a FPL manager could want.

      • I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who would you rather have this week?

        A) Salah (WOL)
        B) James Rodriguez (bur) + 4 points

        It's either get Salah this week for a hit or for free next week.

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Free next week of course

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah I guess it's just the James price drop that's making me consider the hit. Probably need to wait til after the midweek games anyway. Thanks.

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            This

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            +1

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I’m in same boat.

          J Rod v Burnley looks a good fixture on paper. Plus Everton need to bounce back and get a result.

          Wolves have a super top 6 record and even without Jiminez I fancy them to get at least a draw v a tired liverpool

        3. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Unless you won’t be able to afford Mo next week, I would wait

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        These 2 seems very close, who to go for?

        A) Wilson
        B) Bamford

        Could also put Watkins into the mix, but have already 3 avl, Grealish, Martinez and Steer

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I got Bamford last week so get Wilson.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Probably Wilson due to being more clinical and on pens even though Bamford is getting the big chances and playing in the better team.

        3. In a Rush
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          You need to keep an eye on the Newcastle covid situation when thinking about Wilson.

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thinking ahead to GW12 which is never a good thing

        A. Straight swap Son to Jota
        B. Son and DCL to Salah and bench fodder
        C. Son and Vardy to Salah and 7.4FWD

        Martinez
        Chilwell Cancelo Justin
        Grealish Son KDB Bruno
        Watkins DCL Vardy
        (Peacock Ayling Taylor Bissouma)

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A or B of those

          Although I would say Salah is likely to be seriously advisable!

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks. I was initially on C but with Digne out and affecting the chances DCL gets, I'm leaning towards B at the moment but it is hard to ignore Jota.

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        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 probably by Ziyech > Jota for free with 2FT.
        Or do I need to do Ziyech > Jota for GW11? Doesn't feel a priority given it would be switching vs LEE to vs WOL this week.

        Cheers

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I don't think it's a priority unless you are getting priced out

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks. No, I would have 0.3itb as it stands from those two moves so should be able to wait unless I get hit by a double two-way swing!

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Probably wise to keep an eye on the prices. I've seen a number of posts already considering that exact move

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hold. Shame to lose Bruno, but you went Vardy so I hope it pans out for you.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeh I don’t really want to lose Bruno at all but don’t see another way without ignoring Salah unless I just downgrade Vardy in GW12!

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Maybe you should just take your 50 points tonight from him and run unless all the cool kids are over upside chasing now.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                😆 50pts.... if only!!!

                Downgrading him to, say, Wilson could enable a mid of:
                Salah, KDB, Bruno, Jota

                Tempting...

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Looks good

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          We have a pretty similar front 7. Only difference is I have Wilson instead of Bamford but that means I'm more keen on doing Vardy & Ziyech to Bamford & Salah rather than losing Bruno.

          Sucks that you have to sell Bruno to get Salah but can't have them all and I don't see any other way you would be able to afford him.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeh the alternative of course is to do Vardy, Ziyech > Wilson, Salah

            Would then still have the option of Grealish > Jota

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              If you can afford those moves I would strongly consider them over selling Bruno.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Would have 0.1itb as it stands. Frustrating as I’d rather not have to make them until GW12.

                I guess if for some reason I’m priced out that’s when Grealish > Jota for a -4 would have to fund it!

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Looks unlikely you will be priced out with current price movement but getting Jota also works well if you do.

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Thanks mate. GL!

      • Vazza
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The games later will define my FPL season.

          1. In a Rush
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I wouldn’t of thought so, double/blank Gameweeks and chip usage are more likely to have a bearing on your season.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If Vardy gets 20 odd than it will make a big difference to lots of people both ways.

        • I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Need a cheap striker (6.0 max) to fund Salah. Would've liked to go for Antonio but just short. Che Adams is the clear option right?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Under 6.0 then yes Adams or consider Brewster and change formation

          3. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            only other option is wellbeck

          4. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No love for Welbz?

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              He's just going to get injured though right?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon...

        • wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Best pick to replace Pva up to 5.5?I have James,Targett,Coufal.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dallas

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Away to Chelsea?

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                think long term

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dallas - he's so hot right now.

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              cheers.Maybe then save and get him next gw?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Seems like a plan.

          3. Mr Wolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I went for Coufal

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              As i wrote i have Coufal.

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Grealish & Werner > Bruno & Adams for -4?

          Or Keep Werner for this GW then do the move for free next week with 2FT?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No way of knowing which Leeds will turn up but Bruno's on fire (and too be fair has been since he arrived in Jan)

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Keep unless West Ham becomes terrible.

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Not a fan of those moves and it's the Manchester Derby GW12

          4. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            For free next GW

        • Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          How did everyone do with scores this week?

          41 with Vardy (C)
          Podence laughing at me from the bench tho

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Better than most so far, but no Vardy.

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            39 -4 with Vardy C, Watkins and Martinez to go

        • Wheato182
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Zaha likely to be back this week? pondering whether to get rid but he would have west brom.....

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Might as well give him a go against the Baggies now.
            If he is even half fit surely straight back in.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Most likely but fitness might be an issue so keep an eye on the pressers

          3. Wheato182
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            cheers guys

        • Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Think I'll roll FT this week... any thoughts?

          McCarthy
          Chilwell Justin Konsa Nkounkou
          Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
          DCL Werner

          Brewster Soucek Mitchell

          Obviously outside chance Nkounko starts, otherwise quite happy with Brewster/Soucek

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Good enough.
            Swap Brew and Sou?

        • Henning
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          7.4 m to spend on the fifth mid, its Zaha att the moment.
          Should i go for Jota?

          Martinez
          Justin Chilwell Lamptey
          Son KDB Fernandes Grealish ****
          Vardy Wilson

          Steer Bamford Vestergaard Coufal

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Jota

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            What is your Mo back plan?

            1. Henning
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              There is no .

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Then deffo Jota

          3. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Jota or Salah

          4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No Jota, no party.

        • Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          McCarthy
          Bellerin, Cancelo, Robbo
          Son, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Grealish
          Werner, DCL

          Subs: steer, kwp, mitchel, davis

          2FT + 0.4ITB

          Thinking Bellerin to James (or Dallas to save money) and roll

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Both James and Dallas are great options

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            James as you have no other Chelsea def

          3. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dallas

            1. Nespinha
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Why Dallas drizz?

              Could also go robbo and son for Dallas and Salah

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Plays OOP quite often, Leeds much more solid with Kalvin back and Leeds fixtures about to get pretty tasty

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would want some Chelsea defense (a lot are doubling up) so James for me

        • Gareth nose
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Anyone know when the second overhaul for the sky game is?

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Time for Leicester to get their annual 9-0 scoreline tonight!

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Don't forget the 13–0 v Notts Olympic in 1894

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Praying for Fulham to work a miracle and keep a cleansheet.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              With all the hype for a Leicester battering, who knows! It would be typical

        • MIDIMAN2010
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Salah - Zaha - Son - Grealish - Soucek
          Watkins - DCL - Vardy

          Zaha + Soucek for
          A)Fernandez + 4.5
          B) Riyad + Jota.
          C) KDB + 4.5 for Zaha + Watkins

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B would have been great a few days ago.
            A

        • mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pep quotes on Cancelo: (apologies if posted already)

          https://twitter.com/City_Xtra/status/1333398321852018689?s=20

          Ambiguous as usual but make of it as you will....

          Guardiola on Joao Cancelo: "He's made an incredible impact this season. His commitment, he's so focussed. He has to work and be concentrated for 90 minutes. He helped us a lot because Aleks, Benjamin and Nathan were injured."

          #MCFC | #ManCity | #PORMCI
          Man City Xtra
          @City_Xtra
          ·

          Guardiola: "He's got an incredible personality, his recovery is so good. In the final third his quality is so unique, he can be like a winger. Just like Mendy, he needs to focus in defence. We need it since he comes in and he's getting better."

          #MCFC | #ManCity | #PORMCI
          Man City Xtra
          @City_Xtra

          Guardiola on Benjamin Mendy: "So important for us that he's fit. Scoring goals is the last thing I want from him. I want him to defend well, be fit and be focussed. He played two 90 minutes and played quite well. "

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Overall looks not great for owners (inc. me) I'd say

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pep needs a left footed LB to overlap and allow Sterling/Torres to come inside against the low blocks like Burnley. Seems like Cancelo is more solid so will be used in harder games?

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Agree as we know Pep loves width, especially on the left side, which Mendy and Zinc can provide.

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              So another benching against Fulham. That settles that. Hello Reece James

          3. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Summed up in one word: Rotation

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rotation central

          5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            It was a 50 50 decision between Cancelo and Dias. Went Cancelo. Another poor decision on my behalf.

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Save FT? Thoughts on team?

          Martinez
          Chilwell • Masuaku • KWP
          KDB(C) • Bruno • Son • Ziyech • Grealish
          DCL • Bamford
          (4.0 / Dallas / Semedo / Brewster) 1.8ITB

          Next week looking at Semedo to 3.8 and either Son or Ziyech to Salah(C)

          1. Blue Star
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Looks good. Would save

        • Blue Star
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sterling to De Bruyne (would usually wait until Friday, but have exact funds and Sterling about to drop tonight).

          Should I:

          A) Pull the trigger now
          B) Roll the dice and keep Sterling

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            In same predicament and going to do it. Don't care if he scores a dozen on the weekend. He's gone for me.

          2. Confusedleedsfan
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            A Torres owner here. Went well this weekend, and might again, but I can't bank on it so it's a hefty risk to be taking when money feels super tight this year. Holding for now but dare so I will be back where I was with Foden a few weeks ago!