Champions League

The best players to sign and captain for UCL Fantasy Matchday Five

The business end of the UEFA Champions League group stages brings us some mixed fixtures in Matchday Five.

Six teams have already qualified for the knockout stages, but there are some important battles to take place before we know who the other 10 competitors for the second round. 

Form and qualification will come into play a lot more over the next two weeks so, with that in mind, here is a look at what to expect in UCL Fantasy and who to back ahead of this week’s fixtures. 

Captains Sensible

Tuesday, December 1

Sensible

As we have come to learn from playing Fantasy Premier League, if in doubt, give the armband to Mohamed Salah (€11.6m). Liverpool know that victory against Ajax can see them qualify for the knockout stages and will not want to leave it until the last Matchday. 

Salah needs no introduction, but with a goal narrowly disallowed against Brighton at the weekend and nailed-on penalties after James Milner’s (€6.0m) injury, he may well take responsibility for qualification into his own hands. 

Differential

I really struggled to find a pick here. I have plumped for the starting striker in what is the only plum fixture of the night on paper. Atalanta have been in poor form domestically, but after his performances in Matchday One and Two and their great win against Liverpool, I’ve placed my faith in Duvan Zapata (€9.7m). 

Opponents Midtjylland are yet to pick up a point in the group stages and Gian Piero Gasparini will know that a win will do wonders for their chances of qualification. Zapata has been their talisman so far in the competition and will lead the line again on Tuesday. 

Wednesday, December 2

Sensible

This has to be Erling Haaland (€11.0m). A win will see Dortmund not only qualify, but be guaranteed group winners. Haaland is the top scorer of the group stages so far, with back-to-back braces taking him to six goals in four games. No-one seems to be able to stop the Norwegian wonder-kid and Dortmund should comfortably have the quality to beat Lazio. 

Differential

With five goals so far in the competition and his late red card on Saturday ruling him out of the next league game, Alvaro Morata (€9.0m) should get the nod up front for Juventus against Dynamo Kiev. 

While the Italian giants have been thoroughly uninspiring so far this season, Morata has been their saving grace on more than one occasion and Dynamo have been poor throughout the competition and struck badly by injury and positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests. 

Who to bring in?

My rule here is to back players and teams who still have something to play for. The big sides which traditionally fill our teams have mostly qualified by this stage and will be heavily rotating, as we’ve seen with Bayern Munich leaving Robert Lewandowski (€12.0m), Manuel Neuer (€6.0m) and Leon Goretzka (£7.6m) at home for their trip to Madrid. 

Atletico Madrid know that they have to beat Bayern to leave qualification in their own hands and if they are to win, João Félix (€9.0m) will be involved. Borussia Dortmund need a win against Lazio to secure their qualification, with flying full-back Rafa Guerreiro (€6.0m) and attacking midfielder Gio Reyna (€6.5m) both top picks who look sure to start. 

Atalanta have been in poor form domestically, but last seasons quarter-finalists have two must win fixtures on the horizon. Wing-back pairing Hans Hateboer (€4.9m) and Robin Gosens (€5.5m) showcased their prowess at both ends against Liverpool and will be instrumental in any success the Bergamo side have from here on in. 

The teams in Group B and Group H still have all to play for, with PSG and Real Madrid among their ranks. Karim Benzema (€10.5m) is back fit and will be at the heart of Real Madrid’s action in Donetsk, the same defence which Borussia Mönchengladbach scored ten past over Matchdays Three and Four. 

Gladbach themselves come into this game in top form and Alassane Plea (€8.2m) and Marcus Thuram (€8.7m) will look to take advantage of an Inter Milan defence which looks far shakier than their recent form suggests. 

Group H is really too close to call, but PSG should have the quality needed against Manchester United and Istanbul Basaksehir to regain form and qualify. Kylian Mbappe (€11m) and Neymar (€11.4m) have looked poor so far in the competition, but only months away from their Champions League final loss, I have faith that the two will carry this side to the knockouts. 

Who to avoid?

As I’ve mentioned above, this is a stage in the competition where the European giants take a back seat. Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Sevilla have all qualified and expect both lacklustre performances and rotation as a result. 

Not too many injuries have been picked up since last week, with Eden Hazard (€9.4m) perhaps the biggest casualty. 

Good luck everyone.

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901 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wanna keep FT and should be GTG?

    Martinez
    Robo/Cancelo/Chilwell
    Bruno/Son/Sterling(c)/Grealish
    Vardy/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

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

      Lovely stuff

    2. mirkomen77
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cancelo Mitchell probably not playing and Kilman against Liverpool
      Also Villa Newcastle at risk

  2. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hi all,

    Is there anywhere I can check to see if I am still in the LMS league that is ran by TorresMagic? I don't know if I survived GW9

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

      It'll be there in your leagues

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

        I think u might be out

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cool, thanks. Yeah I must have dropped out the week before last since I can no longer see it listed on my leagues

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

          Ahh bad luck. It is a difficult league for sure. One bad week and poof. I think i only got to like 24 or 25 last year

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

            Well i can't remember. It was something in early 20s

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah, it's one of them - you win some, you lose some! 24 - 25 is still very respectable. Are you still in it this season?

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

              Yes. But i took major hits in the beginning of the season so was close to being out in 2 gws. I think I've accrued a lot of value as a result though and will have a very strong team soon so hopefully will stay in longer this time.

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

              Only have 550 points at this stage 🙁 but can only go better hopefully

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

                Captaincy choices have really let me down all year

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

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Targett
    Salah, KDB (C), Bruno, ziyech, Grealish
    Watkins, Bamford

    Forster, Brewster, Lewis, Coufal

    2ft 0.3 itb

    Need a contingency plan if Villa V Newcastle is postponed.

    Initial thought is Watkins > Adams Targett > Fofana

    Anyone else have a similar issue with the potential postponement?

  4. Vazza
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Might have a triple gameweek at some point if the Villa game is postponed this week...

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

        2 doubles are more likely

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm sure the teams all agreed that fixtures would go ahead if they could field 11 from their u21s so unless they've all also had to isolate I can't see what grounds newcastle can appeal on

    • Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Anyone else on triple Villa and Wilson?

      Touch concerned here. Would only have myself to blame tbh tripling on any team this year

      1. The Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'm on triple Villa and Double WH.

        Last night was atrocious for me.

        Watkins missed.
        Fabiansky didnt save.
        Target Assist ruled offside for a linen out Watkin's sleeve
        Watkins goal ruled out
        No CS

        This is also the 2nd time this season i have both the keeper and penalty taker, and he ends up missing altogether.

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

          ouch

        2. BeWater
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'm not going to complain about bad luck today after reading that!

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

          You could always play your free hit or just take a postponement on the chin knowing that plenty of people will go hit crazy and end up down.

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

            Naa waste of free hit. You'll get more points in a doublr gameweek than lose here for not playing

      2. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Reagrding AVL - NEW: some verified info about the rules:

        According to Premier League rules, fixtures will go ahead as planned as long as teams have 14 players available for selection. That includes not only players in the first team squad, but also the professionals in their U21 squad.

        This makes any postponements very unlikely, unless a huge amount of footballers at a given club contract the virus.

        Should a club refuse to partake in a fixture, they could face strict punishment. Such cases will be judged by an independent panel, where sanctions such as fines and points deductions would be on the table.

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

          So the only chance it is postponed is if They infect each other on purpose. I wonder will they do it....

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

            There are 30 pro players in the 1st team at NUFC and there are between 25 and 30 in the U21 so the change NUFC can't select 14 for Friday is rather slim unless they fake injuries but there would be sanctions I guess.

            Infecting each others in purpose is morally super wrong too

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thought so, thanks

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

          This is all happening because of the dumb international games. Everything was fine before that

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

          Do we know if Newcastle U21 squad are also in isolation? I assume not since they are first team and youth teams are normally not supposed to mix up due to covid rules but not sure.

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

            since the first team*

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

          There's also a rule that the U21s have to have played professional top tier football somewhere. Which results in a lot less options.

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

            really?

            1. Well you know, Triffic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes I've heard this aswell.

        6. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Captain Jack?

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

        McCarthy
        Chillwell, Justin, Cancelo
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Soucek
        Vardy, DCL

        Forster, Coady, Ayling, Brewster

        0.1m ITB, 1 free transfer

        Really want KDB for City's good run of fixtures. Only way I can get him if I want to keep Salah and Bruno is the following;

        Son, Vardy > KDB (c) Watkins

        Worth it guys ?
        Cheers.

        1. Im New Here
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Worth it for me if KDB maintains current form. Spur's fixtures are more tricky.

        2. Gameweek 10 Rough with the Smooth
          Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          How was your Gameweek?

          Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

          Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 10, here:

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

            66-4, brought cancelo and KDB in for Son & Telles....only had 10 playing as bench was lamptey, mitchell and Zaha, green arrows though so i can't complain.

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

            Somehow my hit paid off. Zaha + Jimenez -> Jota + Vardy.

            But I still had a horrible game week with only 49 points total. Ziyech the absolute wasteman ruining my season.

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

              Regarding earlier today sorry Brosstan. It was pointed out I must be getting you mixed up with a different poster. My apologies to you.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No worries!

                1. Indpush
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Cool. Thanks

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

              He came very close to an assist or two, Chelsea look very close to a 4 or 5 goal game

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            53 all out and a small green arrow. Just wish I played Dallas over Kilman.

          4. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            middling - 59(-4). Got 50/50 captaincy call wrong (Vardy v KDB), but didn't hurt too much. Going Coufal over Dallas as part of the hit to get KDB in was only real rough. Can't complain too much.

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

              68 (-4) not to bad having my best ever season ironically

              Kept Son and Kane so wasn't expecting too much there so quite relieved

              Just deciding for GW12 who to drop for Salah GW12 (Grealish, KDB, Bruno, Son, Jota (Have Kane and DCL upfront) playing 3-5-2 mmm, was taking Bruno for a shot-term punt, but carries on scoring

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

            terrible GW with just 44 points and went Kane -> Vardy instead of Hamez -> KDB.

            But I also had some bad luck with disallowed goals of Hamez, Robbo (assist to Mane), Watkins

            Also it was painful to watch another Bruno points when I went for Ziyech instead of him 2 GWs ago...

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

            Zaha and Rodriguez to Jota & KDB. this combined with Fernandes (c) helped for 75pts.
            Gone from 1.3m to 250k in 2 weeks 🙂

            1. Im New Here
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Very nice!

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Excellent!!!

            2. BeWater
                1 month, 16 days ago

                The rough - Cancelo, Mitrovic

                The smooth - brought in KDB and Bamford for Barkley and Kane for a -4 which paid off.

              • StuFooted
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Smooth:

                Podence/Zaha/TAA => Mahrez/Dias/Jota

                77 minus 8 overall

                Only slight annoyance was Podence scoring.

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Huge score! Well done

              • Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                sterling(C) benched

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

                  64 with a hit

              • Groot the Leveller
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                60-4
                Kdb(c) and Jota transfers worked, but benched Grealish over Bamford.
                Lesson learned.
                Happy to still keep Kane, Son and Cancello

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

                I definitely make the rough list this week.

                Semedo + Rashford > Cancelo + Sterling -4. Disastrous transfers and I had no bench either so ended up fielding 9 players.

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

                  luckily I stayed away from Semedo to cancelo move. Instead I have done Semedo to Dias this week.

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

                    Incoming Dias benching.

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

                      but still far better chance than cancelo now

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  have a strong feeling that those transfers that burnt you and others last week will pay back this week.

              • Saka_me_sideways
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Don’t normally take 8 point hits, but did this week with Barkley, Zaha and Kane > KDB, Jota and bamford.
                  If I didn’t take the hits I would of been forced to play Maupay so I ended up 11 points up, plus capped KDB.
                  Total score of 61 (after the hit)
                  Happy days

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    well done!

                • Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  68 (-4) not to bad having my best ever season ironically

                  Kept Son and Kane so wasn't expecting too much there so quite relieved

                  Just deciding for GW12 who to drop for Salah GW12 (Grealish, KDB, Bruno, Son, Jota (Have Kane and DCL upfront) playing 3-5-2 mmm, was taking Bruno for a shot-term punt but carries on scoring.

                • Time Lord
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I took a hit to sell Maupay for Watkins and was relieved on Saturday when Maupay missed the penalty, then frustrated twice last night when Watkin's missed his penalty and was then robbed of a goal for offside. I went into the Villa match with 3 players and high expectations, but ended up with 2 points from Martinez, Konsa and Watkins. Finished with 4 under the average. My hits rarely pay off.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Do you think Watkins loses pens? I wonder if he might

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      missing 4 out of his last 6 is about as bad a record as you get.

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

                      There's a good chance he will. If Grealish gets them, he'll be great value.

                  2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Guita Robbo and Watkins owner

                • HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Only rough - ended up on 57-8, but a small green arrow

                  Sold Werner, which looked good until DCL also only got 2 points
                  Didn't buy Cancelo, which looked good until Justin only got 1 point
                  Got crushed when PVA's 9 pointer turned to 1 point with 5 minutes to go

                  It's the hope that kills!

                  Werner, Rashford & Zouma >> DCL, Sterling & Justin
                  Vardy (C)

                • Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Roughs:
                  - Brought Cancelo in for -4 (no show)
                  - Salah’s disallowed goal
                  - Mané’s disallowed goal (costing me a Robertson assist)
                  - Brighton’s last minute “soft penalty” costing me a Robertson cleansheet and 3 bonus
                  - Watkins penalty miss
                  - Watkins disallowed goal
                  - all total 28pts

                  Smooths:
                  - Sold Rodriguez (2) for Jota and captained him (18)
                  - Regulion came off my bench for Cancelo for 5 pts
                  - Bruno and Grealish double digit hauls
                  - 65 (-4) for the week and a green arrow

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    goals disallowed for being offside are not rough. would be like claiming a goal that got disallowed for being punched in was rough.

                    1. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Agree on the Mané one as it was about a foot offside. I think the other hairline decisions are valid.

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

                    Good score, even despite the 'Roughs'. Those 'Rough' moments all swang the right way for me this week but that's pretty brutal, even if most were correct/expected.

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

                  Fairly good. OR was 3.6m two weeks ago. Managed to climb to 2.2m now, with a -4 then a -8.

                  Podence / Rodriguez / Kane
                  >>>
                  Jota / KDB / Vardy

                  Given I'd have otherwise captained Fernandes (although I may have benched Podence) - the hit broke even, but the midfield already looks far healthier - alongside Son, Grealish & Fernandes.

                  Would have liked Vardy (C) to net a little haul but having watched that match I'm absolutely running with that assist. Leicester were dire!

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

                    71 (-8)

                • chrismoo75
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  60 points and my bench got a solid 0 points thanks to me benching Watkins and his penalty miss. No idea why the lad takes them. Taken 6 and missed 4. That said I only got him in over Bamford co he was on penalties. One of the many transfers I regretted after doing it

                • TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Finally some joy

                  Maupay (-1), Kane (2), Zaha (auto sub 2) -> Wilson (12), KDB (10), Bamford (2) for a -8

                  For 13 points profit.

                  Woop 🙂

                • @FPLMason
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  61 points, FT was saved

                  Rough: Targett and Watkins. Do I need to say more? 😛
                  Along with Vardy C. Bit underwhelming.

                  This Knocked me off the top spot in the Multiple top 10k finishes league.

                  Smooth: Chilly and Dias, along with KDB, Bruno and Grealish. Gotta be happy with my GW9 WC. It has easily salvaged me 60 points over 2 weeks.

                  Up to 38k atm. Still aiming for another top 10k finish :).

                  1. SimonOwen
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Another green arrow for me so cant complain, I am currently at 8 greens 1 red so cant complain, sitting not as high as mason but around the 88k

                    1. @FPLMason
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Great work, Simon Owen!
                      Look like you've done quite well adapting to this season's ups and downs.

                • Toothless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Smooth week for a change:

                  Zaha -> KDB FT (+10 points)
                  Captained Fernandes
                  0 points on the bench

                  Finally some green arrows.

                  And won November's Goal Scorer challenge

                • teneighty
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Played WC and climbed 650k-something even though I capped Vardy and Cancelo didn't want to join the party.

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

                  Smooth: 75 points after following my plan to play WC when fixtures turn, bought Dias, Torres, KDB(C), Grealish, Bamford, Vardy, most of the team with returns except Robbo, PVA, Bamford and McCarthy so very happy with that. OR more than halved, gone from 1.2m to 550k. 210 pts in November.

                  Rough: lost CS for both Robbo and PVA in the last couple minutes of their games.

                  Extra rough: apparently after 5 or 6 years of using FUBAR as my team name FPL recognize it as being offensive, shame cause I really liked it and it even became my nickname at workplace, I guess that's 2020 in a nutshell for you 🙁

                • SalahMane Rush T
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  69 Points. (TC Played)
                  However I accidentally Triple Captained Salah (really not sure how that happened and was saving it for a home game against one of the bottom 3!!
                  Still I Jumped 200K places and now in Circa 183K position, so happy with game week in general.
                  I bought in Chilwell for TAA and that was a great decision. I am seriously impressed with Cheslea defence and trusting in them with there GK and 2 x DEF's.
                  I have already planned to bring in Jota and Mahrez and switch to a 3-5-2, instead of 3-4-3 from game week 11.

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

                  Smooth: Dreamy midfield of Jota | KDB (C) | Fernandes | Grealish
                  Rough: The other seven players scored 7pts in total.

                • asquishypotato
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  8 point his with Kane, Rodriguez and Barkley (4) out for DCL, KDB and Jota (19) so I’ll take it.

                  Rough side, played Robbo, Targett and Justin but had Zouma and Reguillon sat on the bench

                • Esalman
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Rough: not much really
                  Smooth: got rid of Wilson last week on WC, but got him back this week for Werner. Also, WC picks from last week came through- Son, Salah, Zaha, Jrod and Jimenez out, Bruno (C), Jota, KDB and Grealish in. 77 points, 300k green arrow.

                • Rligudfootiemanager
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  58 points and finally got into top 1 million.

                  KDB, Dias, Chilwell, Bruno, Harrison

                  Felt like this a GW of almosts though - had Guaita, Robbo and Watkins.

                • seanmcging
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Wilson on the bench for his 12 point haul, also had him on the bench for his 13 points earlier in the season.

                • Dan_United
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I've had my first real smooth of the season! Started the week at 3.5 million OR. 12 point return for Callum Wilson on Friday set the tone. Returns for Fernandes (c), De Bruyne, Grealish and double Chelsea defence = 76 points, a green arrow of 1.2 million places, now at 2.3 mill OR

                • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Every week is a kick in the balls. Bring on next season!

                • lugs
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Rough
                  49pts, and a smallish red, helped by a Dcl captain fail, and bringing Cancelo in as part of a - 8

                  Smooth
                  Chilwell first sub for Cancelo :lol:, also a small profit from the rest of that hit as, Kenny, Havertz & Kilman with 2pts between them were the outgoing players, with Torres, Dias, Cancelo incoming for 14pts

                • shirtless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Rough; Brought in Sterling for Son, doubling up with KdB. Worked a treat as Son didn't do much and neither did my other option Salah. Just a shame Pep didn't read the script! And to top it off he's dropped 0.1m overnight. Nine yes (9), one and two pointers with Bellerin on 0!

                  Smooth; Bruno(c) and KdB my only returners.

                  44 points, dipped back a touch to 827k.

                • Hamish Bruce
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Smooth: midfield full house for 62pts

                  1. Hamish Bruce
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Smooth: midfield full house for 62pts. KDB (c) 20pts, Jota 9pts, Bruno 10pts, Grealish 10pts & Bowen 13pts.

                • Bielsa Murderball
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Smooth: 70 points, can't complain, broke into the 1mil finally after gw2
                    Woe: VAR as always

                • Jimjam
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Martinez (Steer)
                  Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal (KWP, Mitchell)
                  Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
                  Kane, DCL, Bamford

                  2FT, 1.3 in bank

                  Subject to Villa news, should I burn a FT this week?

                  I would like to get KDB in for Ziyech or Son, but:

                  (1) both Ziyech and Son have a good fixture this week

                  (2) to do so I would need to downgrade Robertson, who has a home fixture against Wolves without Jimenez and generally not scoring many goals this season

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

                  Who to drop for Salah next week:
                  a) Son
                  b) Grealish

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    a

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

                    A

                  3. @FPLMason
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    A

                • Vazza
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    In my view, the best way to approach the upcoming fixtures is to have 10 players that are nailed in your team and have one moving variable i.e. Bruno, KDB and Salah, which are to be bought and sold using the FT between gameweeks depending fixture difficulty.

                    So start with KDB for GW11 then replace with Salah for GW12 etc etc.

                    Any thoughts?

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

                      GW 13 City have WBA, would want KDB for that fixture

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

                      In theory its good but in practice you will get injuries, your "nailed" cheaper players will have bad fixtures/form etc, and you will end up having to take hits if you follow this hokey cokey strategy.

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

                      I think this is a big underestimation of how much fitness disruption there could be. You should pick & stick with big hitters and keep transfers for tidying up.

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

                        Yup

                      2. Vazza
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          The upside is huge though esp bearing in mind that the players brought in would be captain material. So if there are any unforeseen situations e.g. injuries/bans etc., taking a 4pt hit to resolve the issue would appear to be a small cost.

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

                            But the people with the triple up on these players you're rotating will also have them. I don't see an upside. They can rotate cheap defenders based on fixtures. This is a more reliable source of points than the hokey cokey of captains.

                      3. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        never going to work in reality. a lot of people will have 3 big hitters who score well consistently, so most weeks you'll lose out and some weeks you'll get the wrong one.

                        1. Vazza
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            With 3 big hitters, a third of the budget would be used up and once we factor in the bench players, that is a total of half of the budget used up. Most of the other players in the starting line up will be borderline enablers.

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

                              I'll show u my soon to be team with my 3 big hitters. U tell me who's an enabler.
                              McCarthy
                              Chilwell James 4.5 rotating defender (initially lamptey)
                              Bruno Salah KDB Son Grealish
                              DCL Bamford

                        2. Olson
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          The way I play is to try to identify a spine of players who I will not waste transfers on unless it becomes clear there is a serious long term problem

                          This year that's

                          Kane
                          Son
                          Bruno

                          You can't make it a one man game as you have, but you can get it down to 7 or 8 by finding the players that your happy to take the rough with the smooth on

                          1. Vazza
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Most of the players that you mention already form the spine of my team. I’m referring to playing Hokey Cokey with Bruno, KDB and Salah only as they are easy to manoeuvre in and out of the team.

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

                            I disagree here very much. This is in theory the best way to play, in practice it is a complete failure. Injuries and poor form from your cheap players render this strategy really weak if anything doesn't go according to plan, and guess what, FPL NEVER goes according to plan.

                        3. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          You think Jack Grealish will still be at Villa next season or will have moved on up?

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

                            If they stay in the PL - villa will want 80m+ for him, nobody will pay that in the current climate.

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

                              City might

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

                                can't see it because of; sterling, mahrez, torres, foden, bilva.

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

                                  Grealish is better than them all for me

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

                            Probably someone will get him this time around

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

                            Depends on Pogba 😉

                        4. Whats the Mata?
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          If the Villa Newcastle game is postponed, would you still keep hold of Martinez or sell him?

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

                            I need an excuse to sell him so he'll be out of my team

                          2. Little Red Lacazette
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Probably keep. Would have more important fires to put out.

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

                            why would it be postponed..?
                            1st time I hear that!

                          4. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            depends on your team. if he is the only issue, then a move makes sense. most people have bigger priorities, in which case scoring 0 rather than 2 doesn't make much of a difference.

                          5. BeWater
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              I've got McCarthy and Martinez. If I didn't have other problems in my team to sort McCarthy most likely would have been gone by now. But I'm starting to think Martinez should go.

                            • Rains of Castamere
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Keep... I'll upgrade Steer to Johnstone I think.

                          6. King Kohli
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            What are the main issues that you see with this team?

                            Martinez Steer
                            Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
                            KDB Bruno Son Jota Anguissa
                            Vardy DCL Bamford

                            0 FT 1.9 Itb

                            Will do Vardy > Jesus/Ings or DCL > Adams to fund Son > Salah next gw.

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

                              Upgrade one from bench.... starting XI are good

                              1. King Kohli
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Worth a hit this week as I have no FT left?

                                1. Im New Here
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    No, don't take a hit to transfer a bench player

                                  • Z
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    No, no....dont go -4 for that

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

                              Guys, is there any news about Zaha?

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

                              Early Liverpool team leak for tonight suggest Mane/Jota/Salah starting upfront.

                              Recent playing times and Firmino benching might mean Jota starting on the bench on the weekend.

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

                                This is the source by the way.

                                https://twitter.com/IFCNEWS_

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

                                Ah yes my 69% surety of his benching back up to 96%

                              3. Pep Roulette
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                If you own players like Jota or Foden then you shouldn't care about them being benched.

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

                                It does look that way. However, this is Jota's old club. He has extra incentive for wanting to play and do well. He also might know some tricks on how to exploit certain defenders.

                            4. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Sell Kane or Son?

                              1. Groot the Leveller
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Kane to Vardy worked well last week

                            5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              If Villa players are unaffected by Covid, will the game go ahead provided that Newcastle can field 11? Be tempted to give Jack the armband if there's a dent of 3-4 first team players missing.

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

                                FIFA mandated minimum team size is 7.

                            6. Sz21
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Stupidly brought Wilson in for Jimenez early.
                              May just end up WC'ing now if the Newcastle game is postponed on Friday.
                              Justin/Cancelo risks + want to move for KDB/Salah too.

                              McCarthy.
                              Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin.
                              Bruno (c), Grealish, Jota, Son.
                              DCL, Kane (vc), Wilson.
                              Button, Ayling, Mitchell, Bissouma.
                              0ft, 4.4m ITB.

                              1. Rains of Castamere
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Hold onto your hats...

                                1. CRO KLOPP
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Triplegmwk for Villa then

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

                                Unlikely that it's postponed still.

                            7. AzzaroMax99
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              How to get KDB here?

                              1 FT
                              1.4 IDB

                              Mendy
                              Chilwell Lamptey Dias
                              Salah Bruno Jota Ziyech
                              Kane DCL Watkins

                              As I see the best way is:

                              A) Bruno to Kdb
                              B) Ziyech+Kane to KDB+Wilson (-4)

                              1. BeWater
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Second one. Bruno is a machine.

                                  1. AzzaroMax99
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    I know. But this Newcastle covid issue..Wilson could be one of those infected :/

                                • Im New Here
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    B

                                • Erez Avni
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Ok so in order to bring KDB I need to sell Robo or Werner...
                                  I'm really cannot decide who to sacrifice...

                                  1. Im New Here
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      Werner

                                  2. 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

                                    A) Bellerin to James/Dallas
                                    B) Robbo to Dallas + Son to Salah

                                  3. Bennyboy1907
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      Any news on zaha?

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

                                      If Cancelo starts tonight then would you do straight swap to Dias for weekend ?

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

                                        Dias could also starts tonight...

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

                                          Laporte will surely start so Dias can rest.

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

                                          Yes but far less chance of rotation at weekend

                                      2. Tomsk
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          Difficult to see Mendy starting for 3rd time in 6 days tonight so I would be worried about a Cancelo start at weekend.(I guess Mendy rested tonight and starts weekend)

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

                                        Played limitless in UCL. Love this chip.

                                      4. No Professionals
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        have a feeling that those convinced there is no chance the villa game is postponed are in for a big shock...

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

                                          If it’s postponed I’ll be so annoyed.

                                          I’ve already had Zaha and Salah miss out. I only have Villa goal keepers, also have Grealish and Wilson

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

                                          Either scenario can be worked to your advantage. Hold transfers until Friday for sure.

                                      5. CRO KLOPP
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        N.Williams anyone? Who is his competition?

                                        1. No Professionals
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          well he is rubbish, and got hauled at half time v brighton.

                                          but with Milner out you'd think he has to play.

                                          depends how far TAA is away.

                                          1. CRO KLOPP
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            This, could be Great 5th defender

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

                                              Naa trent will be back soon so he's only ur 5th defender for a few games

                                            2. No Professionals
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              could be a decent 3rd defender if nailed. The fact a defender is bad doesn't make them a bad pick.

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

                                          Well well well seems like liverpool need clyne back

                                      6. Flynny
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        Hi all....1.5mitb. Can I save ft here? Lamptey fills in if cancelo doesn't play this week.

                                        Then it's vardy and ziyech to salah and cheap striker gw11. Or a hit for salah jota and brewster and a move to 352

                                        Martinez
                                        Chilwell james cancelo (lamptey mitchell)
                                        Bruno kdb grealish ziyech (burke)
                                        Vardy dcl Watkins

                                        Thanks

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

                                          Yes save. Just keep an eye out for Villas match.

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

                                            I will do indeed - esp as I have 3 x villa! Thanks