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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    If we imagine villa is cancelled and you make no transfers to replace them, what legends do you all have stepping in?

    I’ll be hoping for another mega haul from anguissa and Semado

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Coufal and Steer...

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I have only Watkins, so it is either Anguissa or Cresswell xD

    3. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Peacock-Farrel and Bissouma/Dallas.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Peacock Farrell looked good against city, nothing to worry about there

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I know.. Oliver Kahn esque performance.

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Oliver Burke or Kilman for Grealish

    5. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bissouma and Coufal (Big man Lascelles would also be out)

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not to bad at all, 90 minute men at least

    6. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No one on my bench. Really want to save transfer so might end up with 10 men

    7. Dichio24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Forster, Coufal, Soucek

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Vestergaard and Lamptey or Soucek

    9. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      BPF in place of Martinez - Coufal is probably coming in for Sterling which leaves me with either Kilman and Poveda instead of Grealish

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just Cofaul for Grealish

    11. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Anguissa and Steer...

    12. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Brewster and Kilman, let's go!

  2. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    It’s unimaginable that Villa Newcastle will be called off isn’t it?

    Like 1% chance?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'd give it an 11% chance

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Very small chance, yes.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Very low imho.

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Given I only have Villa keepers, Grealish and Wilson that probably increase the likelihood to 99%

    5. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      newcastle have requested a postponement

      on the one hand, no one wants to see a team field all u23s. And neither team is in Europe (shouldn't come in to the equation really).

      on the other, it opens up a whole can of worms.

      no idea.

    6. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Newcastle's argument is based on players getting injured due to lack of training. which is flimsy AF.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That’s a nonsense isn’t it - they’d only have 4 days training max anyway

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          agreed. unless it's a mass covid outbreak it should be a non-starter.

    7. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I have 4 players in that game and non-playing garbage like Mitchell & Burke on the bench. Free hit?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’m in similar position but I still wouldn’t play my free hit. Free hit is so valuable at the end of the season

      2. endee77
          1 month, 25 days ago

          don't do it....its not worth a free hit.

        • Blush Response
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          In a DGW you could, in theory, get 22 games out of your XI whereas this week it'd be a maximum of 11 instead of 7 if you did nothing. So you're gaining far less (4 games) than in the ideal DGW (up to 11) - I'd rather just take a -4.

      3. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Much higher than that. I'd say its 50/50. Toon have asked for it to be called off its now up to the Premier League to be reasonable and allow that to happen.

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No way its 50/50 that game will not be called off. For it to be called off Newcastle would have to have at least 22 players fall down with plandemic in the squad because they have a squad of 36 o 40 players including youth which by the rules can cover for the first team.

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yep. Sky have the game and they just posted that "Aston Villa v Newcastle now looks likely to be postponed".

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I'd be shocked if that game is postponed after what was said previously by PFA about covid effected matches. My understanding is Newcastle have only 4 players effected by the plandemic which would not constitute a postponement of that game.

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              it's more than 4. maybe a lot more.

      4. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Very low. But as I have 2 Villa keepers it would be a perfect excuse to get rid that I can't normally justify.

      5. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Villa game will not be called off.

      6. The Rumour Mill
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        more like 75% chance. I'd suggest those of us with 3 villa start planning how we can try and manage out way out of this situation.

        As it stands I have 2 playing bench options, so inclinded to go with those and maybe take a -4 to change keeper. If more players are ruled out from my team though I haven't ruled out deploying the free hit, although I'm very reluctant to use it at this point of the season.

      7. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It's 50/50, but there's only a 10% of that

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      CL lineups and performances super important. Need to decide what to do with Sterling and Ziyech.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Having watched the spurs game, Ziyech looks a great player but I think there are better options at his price from an FPL perspective

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes. Looking to replace him with Grealish.

      2. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I'm a sterling owner and if Sterling starts and play the full 90, well, I don't think it's a particularly good news. And if he plays 0 that's also a so-so news.

        Guess what, if he plays 70', still a so-so news isn't it?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Hahaha. True actually.

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ziyech had a poor game against spurs

        One thing to note though is tammy missed 2 or 3 really good chances and I think there is pressure there for giroud to start, if he does that would increase ziyechs appeal because even though he’s a bit of a donkey he’s very good in the air and ziyech was whipping a ton of crosses in

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Makes Reece James a much more attractive option, too

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yes.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes. Missed a few of James' too. Giroud would have converted at least one of those.

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        We just need Pep to be honest and say something like:

        “We’ll give Sterling the start this weekend to hopefully bag him some goals and up his confidence”

        I hate all the cryptic BS they always say

        1. Finding Timo
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mahrez could be great option but guess all depends on lineup tonight and who goes off early

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pep is a master at doing this. Never a straight answer!

        2. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Seems that Sterling really had small injury during int. break and not typical int. break injury. Maybe that's why minutes managed

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Probably!

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah maybe, but it’s annoying he avoids talking about that if that is the case

      5. Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Any Zaha updates?

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sterling? 0ITB

        A) Keep
        B) FT to Mahrez
        C) FT to Son
        D) Other

        Already own Bruno, Grealish & Jota

        Thanks

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It has to be A) - and pray

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Indeed looking like that

        2. Finding Timo
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Guess you can’t afford KDB?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Correct, 0ITB

          • 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Son is a must have among these

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Indeed, but it’s case of waiting a week and maybe playing a mini WC 3 moves (-4) and getting Son in then amongst others

        3. luk46
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Team looks quite good, yet I want Salah back for gw12 and also KDB...

          Martinez / Steer
          Robbo Chilwell Cancelo / KWP Mitchell
          Son Bruno Grealish Ziyech / Bissouma
          Kane DCL Adams

          A - save ft (1.4m itb)
          B - Son + DCL > KDB + Wilson/Bamford -4
          C - another option?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            You need city for this week one way or the other

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Here's a thought. Maybe Sterling didn't play this week because he's still not fully fit because of injury. He was injured for England and only made the bench against Spurs. Got taken off in the CL game too.

          Hopefully he's fully fit and will start at the weekend. I'm not gonna get rid unless he's injured. One more week. Hopefully he can deliver.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            What if he has been dropped due to poor performance?

            😮

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              This is what everyone thinks and could well be the answer. No way of knowing.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I think he starts in the league vs Fulham for what it’s worth

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Has he really been that poor though? He setup the Foden goal in Europe last week and vs Sheff I heard he was sharp and involved heavily.
              Not sure how he played vs Pool though

              1. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Sterling was also the player of the match in the BBC ratings for the Olympaikos v MCI match - he played 76 minutes

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            The only reason I would keep him is if he plays midweek and looks on it. If not, I would get rid.

          3. LSK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pep’s comments tell me he is feeling ruthless. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in the past, if you’re a defender making mistakes, you don’t play. If you’re a forward not scoring goals, you don’t play. Could be wrong, but that’s what I gathered.

            1. Finding Timo
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Agree I got rid of sterling last night as fed up with him

            2. rnrd
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              there's also a big history of Sterling not playing against Burnley. For some reason Pep have heavily redt him against the clarest over the past years in PL

              Sterling had not started the last 3 home encounters against BUR in the PL before saturday's game

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Do you think that’s a coincidence or deliberate?

                1. rnrd
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  3 in a row can't be a coincidence imo. Now what's with BUR at home for Pep I don't know..

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yeah tis strange, don’t particularly have fast defenders either

                  2. HashAttack
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Also he was on the bench for those 3 matches - not injured or suspended

            3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If he has his minutes managed in CL I am playing and captaining.

              1. aborg
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Me too

            4. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              God bless.

            5. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Interesting point. And yeah, be crazy to ditch before Fulham, he only needs to start and can bring points

            6. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Can, could, should.

              For 11m you need a guaranteed starter no iffs and buts

            7. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If sterling starts tonight which is suspect he won't start the weekend imo. Just cross youre fingers he doesnt start tonight.

          4. Sous Chef
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Kane+Soucek+Justin > Wilson+KDB+Lewis -4

            A. yes
            B. no

            Thanks all

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes

              But obv wait to here on Newcastle

              1. Sous Chef
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yep

                1. Finding Timo
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Do we know when Newcastle news come through whether game on ? Guess will be Thursday ?

                    1. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      At least it's the Friday night match, so we should know before deadline
                      They can't let all those fans travel to Villa if there isn't a match

                      1. Shineonme
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        What fans ? Lol

                        1. HashAttack
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          I know 🙂 - but there is the Sky TV team who should know well before deadline

            2. 2OLEgend
                1 month, 25 days ago

                REPOST
                Whitch transfers do you prefer next week?
                1FT, 1m ITB.

                Martinez
                Zouma, Dias, Taylor
                KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Son
                Kane, DCL, Bamford
                (Steer - Mitchell, Bissouma, Ayling)

                A) Kane, Bissouma, Taylor -> Brewster, Salah, Douglas (-4)
                B) Kane Bissouma, Son -> Brewster, Salah, Jota (-4)
                C) Bissouma, Bamford -> Jota, Brewster (this means no Salah)

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I would actually save FT with that team

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    that's what he is planning this week. So he has two FT next week 🙂

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Ahh I should read more thoroughly! In that case I have no opinion on it, too early to know. Wouldn’t worry myself over it.

                2. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  A)

                3. 2OLEgend
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Thanks both. Yeah, a little early to worry, but could be priced out of both A and C, so need to keep an eye on the prices and pull the plug early if I have to

                4. michaelington
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  What do you reckon? Hold this week? 0.2 ITB 1 FT

                  Martinez Ryan
                  Chilwell Dias Taylor Lamptey Mitchell
                  Bruno KDB Grealish Son Reed
                  Vardy DCL Bamford

                  Thanks!

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Hold, I think there is good value in a hold this week, gives you lots of attacking options in gw12

                5. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Kane is due a brace isn’t he. Loves a north London derby. Captain?

                  1. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Brace of YCs yes, seeing how he loves playing as a DM.

                  2. FPL_Motty
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Never scored a brace against arsenal, maybe 1 goal

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Beat me to it TM!

                        1. JIMMY764
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          And me lol

                6. Jdpz
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Johnstone, Nyland
                  Chilwell, Justin, James, KWP, Konsa
                  Grealish, Bruno, Son, Mane, Gordon
                  Bamford, Werner, Wilson
                  1 ft. 1.5m in the bank
                  What to do?

                  Werner to Kane/Vardy?
                  Mane to Salah?

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Team looks good to save FT, no urgent needs.

                7. Red Star Toro
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Coady has to go I guess, 0.0 itb, straight to Justin?

                  1. Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Not with Ricardo and Castagne back.

                8. ElliotJHP
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  For my draft side, worth dropping any of these defenders for Mendy?

                  A) Cresswell
                  B) Castagne
                  C) PVA
                  D) Ignore Mendy

                  1. Nikolai Volkoff
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Chelsea's Mendy is all the Mendy you need

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      But i want leicesters mendy

                9. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Newcastle doesnt deserve a postponement. Hopefully the PL shows some sense and does everything in their power to increase the chance that they are relegated.

                  1. FPL_Motty
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    You'll be saying thus until its your team with a covid outbreak and its the final day of the season with something to play for.. could happen to any club and not really their fault

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Rules were agreed before the season started. Absolute bollocks if they break the rules because Newcastle cant keep their players properly isolated. Absolutely no sympathy for any team who does full body hugs after a game.

                      1. FPL_Motty
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Isnt that every team? Not really debating the rules, I doubt the game will be rescheduled, either a weakened team will be put out or might be better to take a 3-0 loss. But this will happen to other teams, and many others are gonna cry about it..

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Plenty teams have had individual players in isolation. There is every reason to believe that Newcastle are hit harder because their measures to prevent viral spread have been worse than other teams.

                          Also if Newcastle get forced to play maybe the entire league realizes they shouldnt be so lax about potential spread, instead of setting the precedent that "Lol no worries we'll just get a postponement if we get in trouble"

                    2. Shineonme
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      That game should no way be called off. Newcastle only have 4 players that are affected by the plandemic apparently and under the rules that were set down before the season started that game should go ahead.

                10. BEEZUS
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  For a -4:

                  Kane to Brewster (who I will bench)
                  Reed to KdB

                11. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I really like the captaincy videos, they're some of the best videos that FFS produces. You can tell that David really puts a lot of work into them.

                  However, I'm always surprised that the word "penalty" is barely mentioned in the videos. With most of the captaincy candidates being penalty takers, shouldn't we be trying to figure out which opponents are most likely to concede a penalty? Are penalties just considered too unpredictable?

                12. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Last Man Standing GW10 (2509 teams)

                  Safety score = 40
                  Top score = 95
                  LMS average = 55.28 (-1.85) = 53.43

                  179 to be removed, 2330 through to GW11

                  Entry is back open - scores needed can be found https://torresmagic.webs.com/lmsupdate.htm

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Thanks, TM, just got through with 50 (-8), phew, that was close...

                  2. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    This season keeps on giving... out :/

                13. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  If this one game is postponed, imagine the precedent laid and then every club will ask for a postponement resulting it several fixtures being pushed out of schedule.

                  Personally don't see it happening

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    resulting in*

                  2. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    there has to be 15 Newcastle cases for it to be cancelled

                  3. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    This season will end in chaos if the villa Newcastle game is postponed. There will be many other teams asking for games to called off when thay have difficulties like Newcastle. What a joke.

                14. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Which premier league game in history has had the most absent players from one of the 2 teams? Any ideas???

                15. Make ManeMane Make ManeMane
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Trying to free up cash for Podence -> Jota:

                  A) Cancelo -> Lamptey
                  B) Kane -> Werner
                  C) Go without Jota/Salah

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Why are you forcing Podence out? Was fantastic against Arsenal and can get in behind Liverpool's back line imo. Keep and get Jota in elsewhere

                    1. Make ManeMane Make ManeMane
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I've always liked Podence, but not selling Grealish/KDB/Bruno. Maybe Grealish if he's not playing this weekend.

                16. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  https://preml.ge/sjbnw

                  The Official FPL account vouching for Welbeck as an option 😀

                  Thoughts?

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    looked good in the 2 games i've watched recently. you wonder how good he'd have been if not for all his injuries, a really under rated player when fit.

                    but it's a no from me in terms of FPL (for now).

                  2. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    FPL Scout articles are penned by ghost writers. Rumour has it that some authors even work for FFS. Caveat Emptor. 🙂

                17. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I have martinez, grealish and Watkins.

                  Newcastle villa postponement would be a massive pain!!

                  Guess I'd have to replace martinez and Watkins and bench grealish.....

                  1. thepuntmaster
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I have three as well... praying it goes ahead

                    1. Flynny
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Just as I have started to turn my season around too.....

                18. thepuntmaster
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  What to do with this lot? 1FT, 1.6itb.

                  Fabianski (MUN)
                  Fofana (shu) - PVA (wba) - Targett (NEW)
                  Salah (WOL) - Ziyech (LEE) - Fernandes (whu) - Zaha (LEE)
                  DCL (bur) - Kane (ARS) - Watkins (NEW)
                  (Steele - Massuaku - Kilman - Anguissa)

                  A) Roll FT (brave no City)
                  B) Kane + Zaha > Wilson + KDB
                  C) Kane + Ziyech > Adams/Welbeck + KDB

                  Plan with B and C would be to do PVA > Robertson week after.

                  Thanks

                19. Rains of Castamere
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Local NUFC journo says postponement looking 'increasingly likely'

                  https://twitter.com/SkySports_Keith/status/1333776711717179396

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Jinx

                  2. Sterling Archer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    if they all produce negative tests it should be ok, ben crellin has already tweeted mid week next week is free and it could be moved and still be the same GW

                    1. Rains of Castamere
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Yeah saw that. I only own Martinez whilst a rival has Martinez, Targett, Grealish, Wilson - so I

                      1. Rains of Castamere
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        so I want it off 😀

                20. fylde2022
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Would you make this move?
                  Robertson & Son out
                  KDB & Zouma in -4

                  Martinez
                  Robertson James Lamptey
                  Son Bruno Grealish Jota
                  Bamford Vardy DCL

                  Button Mitchell Zaha Coufal

                  1.1m ITV
                  1ft

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I don't think so. People are freaking out too much about not having KDB.

                    With his limited goal threat this season, I am strongly considering changing my captain to Bruno even though I own KDB.

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      did you watch the Burnley game?

                      1. fylde2022
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Nope

                21. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  IF the game is postponed nearly every manager will have at least two if not more missing players?

                  Marty, Jack here?

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yeah, not worth wasting your transfers taking them out as long as you have a playing bench.

                    1. AnfieldLad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      It’ll be a tricky one for Martinez though as most won’t have a backup keeper?

                      Grealish to Jota would be tempting too and Jota looks like such a great pick

                22. linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Help Do we have a second WC after group stage in UCL fantasy?

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yes